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"Article content Human behavior has a tremendous impact on investing — more so than most realize — and one of our biggest weaknesses is the tendency to constantly compare and contrast ourselves to others. [np_storybar title=”Follow Financial Post” link=””] We apologize, but this video has failed to load. tap here to see other videos from our team. Try refreshing your browser, or Three signs bubbles are brewing again in the market — and one of them has wheels Back to video • Twitter • Facebook [/np_storybar] For example, a 1995 study by the Harvard School of Public Health indicated that people will forgo a stronger income scenario in favour of a weaker one as long as it meant earning more than their neighbours. Unfortunately, many in the investment world are keenly aware of this and will structure their marketing efforts accordingly. As a result, you have a compounding of momentum or trends in the market as investors buy at or near market tops for fear of not doing as well as or better than others. For the same reason, investors piled into technology stocks in 2000 with only the promise of earnings in some distant future, and into housing-related investments in 2007 that were backstopped by very low incomes."
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"Monday's are never fun...except when it's West Ham Q&A day and that's exactly what it is today! To say there is a lot going on in the world of West Ham wouldn't quite be true as, in all honesty, its been fairly quiet. Last week, there was transfer movement on a couple of fronts and the club also sealed the free transfer of Ryan Fredericks from Fulham on a four-year deal. There is still little to no progress on moves for Felipe Anderson and Marlon Santos, while the Hammers were also dealt a disastrous injury blow in Barcelona. In training with Argentina, Manuel Lanzini ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and football.london understands that it's a whole lot worse than first feared and the attacking midfielder could miss the entire 2018/19 season in a worse case scenario. That will no doubt impact on Manuel Pellegrini's transfer plans for the remainder of the window, with any moves now unlikely to happen until after the World Cup. (Image: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images) We also had news from the continent on Monday about where West Ham are set to be based for ten days of their pre-season tour this summer, more of which you will find out about later in the live blog. So, sit back, relax and enjoy our weekly Q&A with Hammers wrtier Sam Inkersole, where he will answer questions posed to him on his Twitter account, which you can follow @Sam_InkersoleTM Keep up to date with the latest news, features and exclusives from football.london via the freefootball.london app for iPhone and Android. Available to download from the App Store and Google Play."
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"Benjamin Lok describes how the robot butt sensors work 2:26 Prostate exams are potentially-life saving. But the process of getting one can be nerve-racking — both for the doctor and the patient. A group of scientists from Drexel University and the Universities of Wisconsin and Florida are hoping to assist with that. They've designed a robot to help medical students give better prostate exams. The robot's name is "Patrick" and he's an interactive butt. Professor Benjamin Lok "Patrick is part of a simulation where students get to practice prostate exams," lead researcher and University of Florida professor Benjamin Lok explains to As It Happens guest host Tom Harrington. "The simulator itself is a piece of plastic and around the anus area is a foam, rubbery material. It's anatomically correct, and inside, they have placed a prostate so that they can actually feel what a prostate would feel like." But the physical examination is actually the last part of the training process. Initially, students start using the simulator to work on their beside manner. "Students have to talk to Patrick for about five to eight minutes," the University of Florida professor says. "They work on their social skills. They try to obtain a patient history, but also have to work through anxiety that Patrick's having." A student interacting with "Patrick" (Courtesy of Andrew Robb, University of Florida) As the interview progresses — and the student realizes that Patrick needs a prostate exam — Patrick becomes quite hesitant to proceed. Lok says the robot will say, "Do you really have to do this? I don't understand why we have to do this right now." Once Patrick is convinced, the student begins the examination. "We can show you in real-time, as you're doing the exam... whether you're pressing all the regions and if you're pressing with enough pressure," Lok continues. The sensor displays traffic light-style signals of green, yellow or red depending on the appropriate pressure applied. "That helps educate the user and what a good prostate exam should feel like," he says. But why not have Patrick yell or respond in a more human-like way? Lok says they thought about doing this, but for freshmen medical students, that would increase the level of anxiety. "We want the system to provide positive experiences, where they can get good feedback but also help reduce some of the anxiety before they first practice on what are often called standardized patients, which are called actors." Many medical schools pay professional actors who are specially trained to receive numerous prostate exams by students. However, as you might imagine, there are a limited number of actors willing to do this. Postate exam program, "Patrick" (Courtesy of Andrew Robb, University of Florida) Like a pilot who practices in a simulator before actually flying a plane, Lok hopes Patrick will serve the same purpose for medical students. "You can make mistakes with Patrick and start over, that's one of the advantages of a simulator." Patrick is currently being used by medical students at the University of Florida and Drexel University. Lok hopes the technology will be used in more medical schools across the United States."
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"A&E’s hit reality TV show was ensnared in controversy after its star’s controversial comments about gays and African-Americans A record-setting reality show appears to be paddling in the wrong direction as its fifth season gets underway. Citing data from Nielsen, Variety reports that just 6.65 million viewers watched Wednesday night’s episode of Duck Dynasty on A&E. That’s down from the 8.5 million who tuned into last week’s season premiere. The ratings are the lowest for an original episode of the show since December 2012. Duck was ensnared in controversy late last year when star Phil Robertson made derogatory remarks about gays and African Americans. The show focuses on a family that made a fortune on duck-hunting accessories. Its fourth-season premiere was the most-watched cable reality TV episode in history, attracting 11.77 million viewers. Last year, it was the second most watched cable TV program overall, after AMC’s Walking Dead. [Variety]"
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"But something is happening here and you don’t know what it is Do you, Mr, Jones? (Bob Dylan, 1965) Rulers seldom know what’s happening, do they? They have the intelligence apparatus and their party politicos feeding them whatever the powerful like to hear, but the assessment of the people can be in delicious discord. Atal Bihari Vajpayee ordered elections early because his India was shining. He paid the price. Through cries of policy paralysis and corruption, Manmohan Singh went in expecting to be reasonably rewarded. After all, his government had delivered a nearly 7-8% (9-10% by today’s yardstick) rate of growth over most of his ten-year period, unprecedented for a democracy. Yet, the result was a shock. What was common between the two governments – covering a period of about 16 years of elite section boy-scout optimism – was bubbly talk for much of the time by economists, policy wonks, and the World Bank and the IMF. In the end, the politics probably turned on a less talked about variable: jobless growth, which analysts hadn’t troubled themselves with. In the strapped situation of lukewarm private sector investment we are in today, and the major employment-generating informal economy sector having taken a hit since demonetisation, no analyst or political planner can afford to overlook jobless growth. Pakora growth, a close enough synonym, staring the country in the face is hardly a pleasing outcome after four years of “game-changing” economics, no matter how combatively BJP chief Amit Shah defended it in his maiden speech in the Rajya Sabha. Young Indians of any class, on whose shoulders rides the much-vaunted promise of the demographic dividend, are not amused. Rampant joblessness is a feature the Modi sarkar shares with the governments of Vajpayee and Singh. Alas, what it does not share with their time in office is a long patch of striking expansion of the economy. Also Read Not to put too fine a point on it, we now find ourselves stuck in a time of creeping pessimism, although international capital has done its best to talk up the India story through friendly statements issued by the IMF and the World Bank that the Modi regimes perversely quotes all the time, though it only has to look around to find the truth. What’s worse, India is slipping when the US and Europe have recovered and when the international price of oil is still in benign territory. The dim economic outlook is likely to impose a cut-and-run political strategy on the prime minister, although MPs in general, not just of the ruling party, do not like their term cut short. For Modi, an early election is, therefore, likely to be a political compulsion. In this respect, his story is different from that of Vajpayee’s. The latter had chosen to go to the country early of his own volition in order to seize what his advisors thought might be a bright moment. The contrast in circumstances Modi finds himself in has been accentuated by the morale-sapping defeat in the recent by-elections in Rajasthan. Ordinarily, losing by-elections is not the end of the world, although ruling parties frequently coast to easy victories in them. However, the BJP lost every one of the 16 Assembly segments that make up the Lok Sabha constituencies of Alwar and Ajmer. That is a lot of territory to lose in one go and should be a distinct worry for the saffron party. Rajasthan has an old and active RSS network, which in recent times was lubricated through political and social actions of the Hindutva variety, most notably cow vigilante actions. But none of this counted with the voter. The “secular” realm – jobs, prices, the economy, living conditions – trumped the world of perverse ideas delivered slickly through clever propaganda disseminated not just by fanatical Hindutva outfits but also a section of the fawning media. Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh are due in December this year and the Lok Sabha poll should in the normal course be held in April-May, 2019. However, when the prognosis for the BJP in these states is none too bright – and remember the bad news began to pour in from Modi’s the home state Gujarat, where BJP’s win was so tenuous that the party cannot even celebrate it – and the Rajasthan results hammered home a bitter truth, can the prime minister risk holding the Lok Sabha election after a potentially weak showing in three BJP-ruled states? This will be the singular consideration guiding the prime minister if he decides to go to the country early, not some high-intentioned thinking on the presumed benefits to the country of holding parliament and state polls simultaneously. The year 2017 began brilliantly for Modi and Amit Shah with a staggering win in Uttar Pradesh. But the year ended on a sobering note on account of the factors that became evident first in Gujarat and then in Rajasthan – rampant joblessness, farmers’ plight, the woes of the working classes in the ‘rurban’ areas and in cities proper. If a week is a long time in politics, a year is an eternity. Anand K. Sahay is a journalist who lives and works in New Delhi."
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"Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will clinch victory in the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, according to a CNN projection, powered by his strength among blue-collar, younger and more liberal voters."
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"Following the airport shooting, Steube doubled down on his view that license holders ought to bring guns into venues like airports, claiming that gun-free zones are more likely to be targeted by shooters. In fact, most major airports are not gun-free zones, as they have armed and unarmed security personnel. In addition, several studies show the vast majority of mass shootings do not occur in gun-free zones. In his book, "Rampage Nation," Louis Klarevas of the University of Massachusetts found that 93 of 111 mass shootings from 1966 to 2015 occurred in zones in which guns were not prohibited."
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"Adventure Time, Mission Impossible, The A-Team, Harry Potter and the new Ghostbusters are about to land on LEGO Dimensions. Images of the new additions were picked up by users on /r/LEGO, the source of which seems to be early listings on the Mexican version of Amazon. This pretty much breaks the street date of a LEGO Dimensions announcement which is supposed to happen today (June 9th). The game already features characters, locations, items and more from popular franchises such as DC Comics, Back To The Future and Scooby-Doo. Adventure Time was already slated to be a LEGO Ideas official set, so it’s appearance on the subreddit wasn’t such a shock. Mission Impossible and The A-Team, on the other hand, are a complete surprise here. That being said, we still really like these new additions and would love to play them… if it wasn’t for the fact that the game, in any iteration, has still not been released in South Africa. It was initially released north of the equator on September 27th, so local interested parties have been waiting for it for quite sometime. Hopefully it’ll arrive here soon. We can dream… UPDATE 09/06: Thanks to an official trailer made for E3, we now know that the above leaks are all official. To make the news even better (and to empty your wallet even more), E.T., The Goonies, Gremlins, Teen Titans GO!, Knight Rider and even Sonic will be appearing in the game at a future date. [Source – /r/ LEGO"
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"NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A fight between two roommates inside a homeless shelter in Harlem turned deadly Friday morning. It happened inside a shelter for men with alcohol, drug and mental health problems at 149 W. 132nd St., which is run by the nonprofit Bowery Residents Committee. Police said the two men got into a dispute in their fifth-floor apartment using kitchen knives, CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reported. Police say the two roommates pulled out kitchen knives during a dipute. A 44-year-old was killed, and a 39-year-old was critically injured. No charges had been filed as of Friday evening. A shelter resident, who did not want to give his name, said he heard the fight just after 7 a.m. and that it sounded like somebody fell out of bed. “I heard something go boom,” the man said, adding that he does not feel safe in the shelter. Neighbors told CBS2 the block is home to at least three different homeless shelters, and some say the shelter where the incident happened is a constant source of trouble. “Anytime there’s an ambulance, a fire engine or a police car, we are worried that something happened, and unfortunately now something really bad happened, and that’s scary,” said Francesco Fabba, who has lived on the block since 2009. He pointed to empty liquor bottles littering the sidewalk as evidence of the ongoing trouble and fear shelter residents cause. “We try to cope as much as we can with that,” Fabba said. “Maybe you try to walk on this side of the street and not that side, depends on who’s outside the building,” he added. Others on the gentrifying street, which includes million-dollar brownstones, say the shelter residents don’t frighten them, that they’re just regular people struggling with mental health issues and trying to get some help. “Most of them are very kind to me,” said neighbor Moneke Coates. “I’ve never felt threatened.” Coates said the shelter was there long before a new wave of wealthier people moved in. “It’s just that they want them out of here,” she said. “It doesn’t look good for them.” Community activist Iesha Sekou understands both sides, but said the city needs more affordable housing and the homeless system needs to do more screening. “Mental illness has to definitely be addressed before people are going into shelters,” Sekou said. “We have to assess whether or not there is a danger to other people.” The Bowery Residents Committee would not go on camera. In an email statement to CBS2, the organization said that it is saddened by what happened."
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"Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley I'm now taking commissions, if you're interested in some high quality terrain PM me. WorldPainter (for creating the map) Chunky (for rendering the map) Thanks for stopping by, if you enjoyed this submission please consider leaving a diamond! The sweeping sunset of the Roughhew Rocks is deceiving. The mountain becomes beautiful, the forests become picturesque and the rugged rocks look tamed. Even the birds sing a loud song heard far and wide over the coastal rocks. Don't be fooled, you're not safe. The beauty is the danger, one feels so safe, so alive, so free in Roughhew. But the same cannot be said for the human. Only two people have escaped Roughhew alive, and the thousands that are enticed here each season are slain. Some say it is nature that kills them, others say it's haunted, some claim the beauty was too much for them. While nobody knows the cause of death of these people there is one thing that cannot be disputed - this region has the highest rate of death in all the land.I like this map but I found it incredibly difficult to get nice renders of it. As such it marks the first map I've made where the cover photo is from the ground rather than a top down isometric view. This map I changed normal smooth stone for rock, a combination of stone and cobblestone, to create a rougher and more rugged terrain and I'm pleased with how it turned out. I also used gravel in the valleys to show heavy erosion and an unstable land, despite the towering mountain looming over it.I used the following tools to create this map:"
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"HONG KONG — July 4th may be a holiday for Americans, but in China it is the eve of nationwide release of “Man Of Tai Chi,” the feature directing debut of Keanu Reeves. That’s a big deal for the Canadian star and part of a giant screen success story for China. In addition to the film’s July 5 release in an initial 1,600 conventional digital theaters, “Man Of Tai Chi” has also been re-mastered to a large screen format with IMAX DMR technology. IMAX insiders report that the picture has no edits or narrative differences from the conventional version, other than by now standard reworked image and sound enhancements. The film is one of the first Chinese-language movies (it is actually in Mandarin, Cantonese and English) to be made in China by a North American and is a genuine made-in-China co-venture involving China Film Group, Wanda Media, Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, and Universal Pictures. The contemporary action-drama was shot in Beijing and Hong Kong and is described as “the spiritual journey of a young martial artist,” who is lured into the dark world of underground combat with promises of money, glamour and power. It has also been getting a lot of heat as the star has put in thousands of air miles touring the major cities of the Middle Kingdom and doing promo work at the recent Beijing, Shanghai and Cannes festivals. The giant screen brand has been popular with China’s status-obsessed new middle classes. Chinese audiences are willing to pay hefty premium prices for the giant screen and amped up sound systems. So popular that more movies are being made or converted for the format and that earlier this year IMAX quietly dropped its previous policy of just showing a single title on each screen. “Man of Tai Chi” will have to compete for screen space with “Man of Steel,” and by Variety’s count it appears to be getting play at some 116 venues in its opening frame. Chinese, and to a lesser extent Korean, producers have been the keenest non-Hollywood film-makers to embrace IMAX presentation and in Sept 2012 leading local studio Huayi Brothers pacted with IMAX to deliver a minimum of seven future movies in IMAX format. More than half a dozen Chinese films have been made or converted into IMAX, four flowing from Huayi; the Feng Xiaogang-directed “Aftershock” and “1942,” and the Stephen Fung comedy action pair “Tai Chi Zero” and “Tai Chi Hero.” Other studios have also jumped in: CFG with “The Great Revival;” Bona Film Group with Tsui Hark’s “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate;” and the Jackie Chan production-starring vehicle “CZ12,” which Huayi released. IMAX is a huge commercial success story in China. As of March this year, the company had 110 screens in operation in China, compared with just 10 in 2010. That makes China IMAX’s second biggest territory behind the US and its top international location. China has witnessed some of the most gargantuan orders for new screens. While cinema chains in other territories have ordered IMAX screens in ones and twos, Dalian Wanda in March 2011 put in an order for 75 screens. In Nov 2012 South Korea’s CGV booked 15 IMAX screens for its expanding Chinese theater circuit. With some 120-plus giant screens committed or under construction in China, IMAX has branch offices in both Beijing and Shanghai and last year launched a dedicated Chinese-language website. (Clifford Coonan in Beijing also contributed to this story.)"
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"South Africa’s top financial institutions have recommend in a new report that whistle-blowing be rewarded in an environment of growing corruption and mismanagement. The 2018 Financial Markets Review, published by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), in conjunction with Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), noted that international cases of misconduct in wholesale financial markets have focused the attention of regulators and market participants on measures to strengthen standards of market practice; and increase the accountability of financial institutions and individuals for the ethos and conduct of business. “Following the global financial crisis of 2007–08, it was observed that senior executives and senior managers in many financial intuitions had a laissez-faire attitude towards corporate governance principles and risk culture within their institutions,” the Reserve Bank said. “The international focus on strengthening codes and standards in light of misconduct scandals means that South Africa cannot afford to be complacent,” it said. As a result, South Africa’s financial sector authorities – National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the FSCA established the Financial Markets Review Committee (FMRC) to develop recommendations to reinforce conduct standards in wholesale financial markets. The report would focus on specific tools to strengthen the implementation and governance of conduct standards by market participants; and areas where changes to financial markets legislation and associated subordinate legislation are required to support a new conduct framework. Recommendations by Treasury in the Financial Markets Review, include, among other things, that regulators consider implementing a programme that rewards whistle-blowers for providing information about substantial misconduct in financial markets that leads to a successful enforcement action with monetary sanctions. The report noted that in more opaque markets, whistle-blowers who inform regulators of suspected instances of misconduct can be a vital source of information to support regulation against misconduct. “Market regulators can incentivise market participants to provide such information by ensuring that necessary protections are in place so that no retaliation is taken against a whistle-blower for disclosure of information and, in certain circumstances, monetary rewards are provided,” it said. In the UK, the report highlighted that banks, building societies, large investment firms and insurers are required to establish and maintain an independent whistle-blowing channel through which staff may make disclosures. These firms are also required to appoint a senior individual as a whistle-blowers’ champion to ensure the effectiveness of the whistle-blowing arrangements. In the US, the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has established a whistle-blower programme in terms of which the SEC is authorised to pay an award of between 10% and 30% of amounts collected if an eligible whistle-blower voluntarily provides original information that leads to a successful enforcement action with monetary sanctions exceeding $1 million. In terms of whistle-blower protection, under the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act), “no employer may discharge, demote, suspend, threaten or harass, directly or indirectly, or in any other manner discriminate against, a whistle-blower in the terms and conditions of employment because of any lawful act done by the whistle-blower”. An individual may bring a private right of action in federal court against his/her employer for such retaliation. In addition, the SEC may bring an enforcement action against a company for violation of these anti-retaliation provisions, the report stated. In South Africa, Treasury pointed out that whistle-blowers are protected by legislation. “The Protected Disclosures Act 26 of 2000 makes provision for employees to report unlawful or irregular conduct by employers and fellow employees while providing protection for employees who blow the whistle.” “The Act provides such protection for any disclosure made in good faith by an employee who reasonably believes that the information disclosed, and any allegation contained in it, is substantially true, and who does not make the disclosure for purposes of personal gain, excluding any reward payable in terms of any law.” Read: The 10 biggest complaints on SA’s anti-corruption hotline"
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"The Indian supermarket will add 4,000 square feet to its current space. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Katie Honan JACKSON HEIGHTS — Indian grocery store Patel Brothers is planning a renovation and expansion at its 74th Street location that will feature a larger produce section and wider aisles, according to its manager. The 7,000-square-foot store, which opened at 37-27 74th St. in 1984, will grow by another 4,000 square feet by taking over the former Mumbai Grill next door, manager Dapash Patel said. The owners wanted to create more space in the busy supermarket, which is known for its authentic Indian groceries, spices and imported food. "This is too small," Patel said. "It's getting a little crowded." The expansion should be finished in August, and will create wider aisles and a larger produce department and frozen food aisle, according to Patel. The store will stay open during construction, and its existing space will also be renovated once the expansion is complete, he said. The Patel brothers opened their first supermarket in 1974 in Chicago, and now have 53 locations across the country."
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"At our best, we motivate ourselves every day to get dressed and go to work or school. Although there are larger incentives at work, it's our own volition that powers us through our innumerable daily tasks. If we could learn to control the motivational centers of our brains that drive volition, would it lead us toward healthier, more productive lives? Using a new brain imaging strategy, Duke University scientists have now taken a first step in understanding how to manipulate specific neural circuits using thoughts and imagery. The technique, which is described in the March 16 issue of the journal Neuron, is part of a larger approach called 'neurofeedback,' which gives participants a dynamic readout of brain activity, in this case from a brain area critical for motivation. "These methods show a direct route for manipulating brain networks centrally involved in healthy brain function and daily behavior," said the study's senior investigator R. Alison Adcock, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and associate director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience in the Duke University Institute for Brain Sciences. Neurofeedback is a specialized form of biofeedback, a technique that allows people to monitor aspects of their own physiology, such as heart rate and skin temperature. It can help generate strategies to overcome anxiety and stress or to cope with other medical conditions. Neurofeedback has historically relied on electroencephalography or EEG, in which patterns of electrical activity are monitored noninvasively by electrodes attached to the scalp. But these measures provide only rough estimates of where activity occurs in the brain. advertisement In contrast, the new study employed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which measures changes in blood oxygen levels, allowing more precisely localized measurements of brain activity. Adcock's team has been working on ways to use thoughts and behavior to tune brain function for the past eight years. In this time, they've developed tools allowing them to analyze complex brain imaging data in real time and to display it to participants as neurofeedback while they are in the fMRI scanner. This study focused on the ventral tegmental area (VTA), a small area deep within the brain that is a major source of dopamine, a neurochemical well known for its role in motivation, experiencing rewards, learning, and memory. According to Adcock's previous research, when people are given incentives to remember specific images, an increase in VTA activation before the image appears predicts whether the participants are going to successfully remember the image. External incentives like money work well to stimulate the VTA, but it was unclear whether people could exercise this area on their own, said co-author Jeff MacInnes, a postdoctoral researcher in Adcock's lab. advertisement In the new study, the team encouraged participants in the scanner to generate feelings of motivation -- using their own personal strategies -- during 20-second intervals. They weren't able to raise their VTA activity consistently on their own. But when the scientists provided participants with neurofeedback from the VTA, presented in the form of a fluctuating thermometer, participants were able to learn which strategies worked, and ultimately adopt more effective strategies. Compared to control groups, the neurofeedback-trained participants successfully elevated their VTA activity. Participants reported using a variety of different motivational strategies, from imagining parents or coaches encouraging them, to playing out hypothetical scenarios in which their efforts were rewarded, said co-author Kathryn Dickerson, a postdoctoral researcher in Adcock's group. The self-generated boost in VTA activation worked even after the thermometer display was removed. Only the participants who had received accurate neurofeedback were able to consistently raise their VTA levels. "Because this is the first demonstration of its kind, there is much still to be understood," Adcock added. "But these tools could offer benefits for everyone, particularly those with depression or attention problems." The neurofeedback training also activated other regions involved in learning and experiencing rewards, confirming that, at least in the short term, the brain changes its activity more broadly as a result of neurofeedback, Dickerson said. Adcock said one caveat of the study is that the team has not tested whether the neurofeedback drove changes in behavior. The group is working on those studies now and also plans to conduct the same study in participants with depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This research was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (MH9743, MH100764), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, and the Dana Foundation."
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"Slapp straff, men mister lappen Ungdommene som ble tatt i hasjaksjonene i Fana la alle kortene på bordet. Cannabisbruken de innrømmet i avhør, brukes nå til å ta fra dem lappen. Publisert Publisert 16. august 2014 LA KORTENE PÅ BORDET: Dette er noen av bildene politiet fant på mobiltelefonene til dem som ble pågrepet i cannabisaksjonene. Bildet i midten er fra et beslag politiet gjorde i forkant av aksjonene. Foto: POLITIET Denne artikkelen er over seks år gammel Flere av ungdommene som ble tatt i hasjaksjonene i Bergen sør i februar i år har mistet retten til å føre motorvogn. Det skjer etter at det i midten av juni i år dumpet et brev ned i postkassen til flere av dem. — I avhør skal De ha opplyst at De har røyket marihuana, omtrent annenhver helg, i forbindelse med fest. (...) Det at De har brukt marihuana over en lengre periode, fra 2013 til 2014, vitner om at deres bruk ikke er forenlig med å inneha førerretten til motorvogn. På denne bakgrunn har politiet skjellig grunn til å tro at De har et rusproblem og således ikke fyller kravene til helse som kreves for å inneha retten til å føre førerkortpliktig motorvogn, står det i ett av brevene fra Fellesforvaltningsenheten til Hordaland politidistrikt. Det skal være et titall ungdommer som nå har mistet sertifikatet. Flere av dem har hyret inn advokat for å bestride saken. - Ingen heksejakt Det er også flere som har ønsket å kjøre opp til lappen, som ikke får lov av førerkortkontoret. Også det er en følge av cannabisbruken de har innrømmet i avhør. Ifølge Morten Ørn, stasjonssjef ved Bergen Sør politistasjon, er det ikke snakk om noen koordinert aksjon for å frata dem som ble pågrepet førerkortet. — Det er en administrativ sak som går parallelt med Tidlig ute-prosjektet, sier han. De fleste av ungdommene som ble pågrepet, fikk påtaleunnlatelse mot at de gjennomførte det forebyggende programmet. Tre ganger på to år Jurist Kirsti Fürstenberg ved Forvaltningsavdelingen sier de tar utgangspunkt i håndhevingsinstruksen fra Politidirektoratet og en dom fra Borgarting lagmannsrett når de avgjør om en person skal miste førerretten som følge av en bekymringsmelding. — Så gjøres det en skjønnsmessig helhetsvurdering i hvert tilfelle. Vi går konkret inn i hvert tilfelle og ser gjennom dokumentene vi har. I dommen fra lagmannsretten, som legges til grunn for tilbakekallelsen av førerretten, står det at én overtredelse i året ikke er tilstrekkelig for å tibakekallelse. «To kan være det men formuleringen flere tyder på at det må være minst tre overtredelser i løpet av siste par år», står det i dommernes tolkning av Vegtrafikkloven. Tar ikke hensyn til lovlighet Før ungdommene mistet lappen, fikk de et forhåndsvarsel fra Forvaltningsenheten. Deretter fikk de 14 dager på seg med å komme med informasjon de mener er relevant for saken. — Det er mange som kommer med uttalelser. Det inngår som en del av sakens dokumenter, og blir en del av helhetsvurderingen, sier Fürstenberg, som igjen understreker at det gjøres en skjønnsmessig vurdering i hvert tilfelle, og at hun uttaler seg på generelt grunnlag. Forvaltningsenheten tar ikke hensyn til lovligheten av rusmiddelet som benyttes, når det gjelder vurderingen av edruelighet. — Vi ser på en konkret helhetsvurdering av ruseffekten, sier Fürstenberg. Alkohol = narkotika I prinsippet kan dermed alkoholbruk og narkotikabruk dermed behandles likt med tanke på om man får beholde førerkortet. — Det vi må vurdere er om bruken tilsier en økt risiko i trafikken. For å få sertifikatet tilbake, må ungdommene vise til dokumentert rusfrihet i ett år. — Det blir en konkret vurdering i hvert tilfelle, men de må sannsynliggjøre edruelighet. Det er opp til personen selv og skaffe bevis for dette, gjerne fra lege, sier hun. Økning i førerkortbeslag Fra 1. januar til 5. august i år, har politiet i Hordaland fattet 644 vedtak om tilbakekallelse av førerretten. 550 av disse vedtakene kommer som følge av vedtak fattet av fylkesmannen, mens 94 av dem er på bakgrunn av saker politiet selv har initiert. Samme periode i fjor, var det totalt 578 vedtak, og bare 34 av dem kom på bakgrunn av saker politiet selv initierte. — Vi ser at antallet egeninitierte saker går opp etter at vi innførte den nye metodikken. Det er et mer strømlinjeformet system, som vi er glade for, sier Ane Kvaal, politiinspektør og leder for forvaltningsenheten i Hordaland-politiet. Nytt prosjekt Det som har skjedd i mellomtiden, er nemlig at politiet har implementert prosjektet Forebygging gjennom forvaltning. Det er i praksis en ny struktur for å fange opp meldinger fra politiets egne ansatte om personer hvor det er grunn til å tro at vedkommende ikke lenger fyller vilkårene for å inneha en tillatelse fra politiet. Kvaal er forsiktig med å tilskrive det nye prosjektet all æren for at antallet vedtak som følge av egeninitierte saker går opp. — Økningen kan jo skyldes at politiet har blitt flinkere til på melde fra, eller at det finnes flere personer som ikke burde ha førerkort. Men det er vanskelig med sikkerhet å si hva sammenhengen er. Vet du noe om saken? Send MMS/SMS til 2211, eller skriv e-post Publisert Publisert: 16. august 2014 16:51 Oppdatert: 16. august 2014 18:15"
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"Writing my last blog post really got me thinking about that guy and all the crazy things we done. The more I thought about it, the more memories came flooding back and I decided that this blog has been a little too sad/awkward so far and anyone reading must think I’ve had a whole bunch of horrible experiences. It’s about time I chronicled the peaks of my journey so far and this guy is definitely a peak. In fact, I almost peak myself just thinking about him. We met in a field. I was there “camping” with friends. There were no tents. Our trip basically involved trekking into a little patch of woodland on a farm outside of town and getting really drunk/high and having sex round a badly made campfire. It was surprisingly fun. I hadn’t been for a few months because I had actually fallen pregnant there, made it nearly three months into the pregnancy and miscarried. The dad wanted nothing to do with me and I hadn’t told my mum. So instead of facing up to the tragedy and going to hospital, I decided that going back and getting high in conception field was a better idea. I was clearly a child genius. I hated the entire night. I hadn’t been around for months, I didn’t feel like I belonged anymore and I secretly resented everyone around the campfire for not being a little more sensitive to my situation. I was just a little ball of anger in the corner, curled up in a giant “goth” hoodie and unable to even look at the bush in which I had regretfully created life in a drunken fumble. I was starting to see this entire thing for what it really was. Irresponsible and moronic. That’s when he showed up. He looked like an angel in the firelight. He was ballsy and arrogant yet he noticed right away that I wasn’t right. He was the only person that night to ask me if I was ok and he was the only one I hadn’t met before. Don’t get me wrong, he was hardly playing the role of my saviour but there was something about him, beyond the air of arrogance, that just drew me in. I could tell that he also hated the whole “drinking in the woods” scene. At one point he asked me to go home with him but I said no, having just suffered the consequences of losing the only good thing to come out of my last drunken encounter. Everyone got drunk and stripped to their pants except me. There was a lot of jumping over the fire and running around nearly naked. It was fun to watch actually. He played guitar by the fire as we got high until the sun came up and it was just us two left. The night ended with him spooning me on the muddy floor and in the morning, he left with my number and my story. He said I needed reminding of what life is really about and that I was going about it the wrong way in those muddy woods. If I’m honest I expected it to end there, I was broken and he was very aware of how hot he was. I didn’t see why he’d bother with a girl so obviously damaged. But he did. A week later, he calls me and invites me round for pizza and beer at his flat. I don’t know why I went but I did. There was something about his attitude towards life that appealed to me at that time in my life. I’d just miscarried my drunken regret, I was just about to sit important exams, my friends were horrible people and I was self-harming badly. I walked into that guy’s flat a broken mess and by the time we were over, I’d turned my life around and discovered who I really was. One day, I’ll thank him for that. Anyways, back on track with the sex part of “sex blog”. He was a serial charmer and holy god, he was good at it. He made me dinner, we got high and he listened to me as I told him more about how I’d gotten to be where I was in life. Not to mention that he was unbelievably sexy. Before long, he was helping me out of my oversized slipknot hoodie and I had forgotten entirely about my new found chastity. He kissed away all of my resistance with a style of kissing I have since adopted myself, passionate with a lot of lip but no tongue. I was mesmerised and more turned on than I’d ever been before. For once, I wasn’t having sex for attention, for reassurance, for control. I was driven entirely by lust and I loved it. Now, when we were at the campsite the previous week he’d told me that he’d always been insecure about his small penis. He genuinely seemed so down about it which really didn’t match his personality at all as he oozed confidence. At the time, I was flattered that he’d confided in me about it and hadn’t thought much of it. However, as he knelt between my legs about to unveil his tiny penis I was suddenly filled with dread. I was terrified that if I didn’t at least pretend to have the time of my life, his complex would be worsened and I didn’t wanna do that to him. So as he was about to pull off his (very tight and very sexy) boxers, I braced myself for a shrivelled little thing to greet me. Now, the room was dimly lit and I’d been wearing jeans so I had no idea what was about to pop out. It turns out he’d lied about his penis being tiny purely because he liked the look on girls’ faces when they came face to face with what I can only describe as the most perfect penis I’ve ever seen after expecting something insignificant. How deviously twisted of him. I found it hilarious, personally. It definitely tickled me pink. What followed was literally life-changing sex. His tongue gave me tingles in places I didn’t even know could tingle and he done things with his penis that I have never been able to replicate since. It was raw, carnal and rough. I’d been with dominant guys before but I’d always felt like ultimately, I was in control. Not this time. He truly owned every part of me that night and I loved it. He held me down and teased me until I begged and then kept teasing. A few hours in, he’d turned me from a timid and sad girl into a ferocious sex toy and I had never felt so alive. I spent that night acting purely upon selfish impulses and the desire for new sensations rather than thought and logic like usual. He was exactly what I needed to wake me up from the pit of teenage angst I’d fallen into. I went home aching everywhere and grinning ear to ear. I was hooked. I was back the next day and he knew I would be. This time I thought I was ready for him, that I knew what was coming but I’d soon learn that would never be the case with this one. He loved pushing boundaries and was inherently unpredictable. This time we had shower sex and he found it hilarious that I was unable to stay standing when I orgasmed. The next time he tied me up with duct tape and teased me for hours. I just kept coming back for more. Soon I started skipping school to spend time with him. We had high sex, drunk sex,, rough sex, morning sex, slow sex, half asleep sex, angry sex, and ultimately sad sex. It didn’t take me long to convince my immature self that I loved this boy. He’d woken me up from my sadness and I soon confused this new found happiness and emotion with love. I wanted him to myself and even then it was apparent that he was untameable. One time I showed up at his place with fresh cuts on my legs. He was so disappointed. He’d spent weeks building my confidence, teaching me to stop wearing my heart on my sleeve and now I’d relapsed. This was when he really turned my life around. He took me shopping, made me try on girly clothes instead of the usual baggy black clothes I usually wore. He bought me my first lingerie corset-suspender set and my first vibrator (Hamish). He took me to his flat, dressed me up in the lingerie and went over every inch of my body telling me what he found sexy about it. He cuddled me after sex and told me about his view of life, about how I was way too young to be carrying so much bitterness and sadness around on my sleeve. How I’d regret missing out on being young when I’m older. Then he played his guitar and sung his own songs naked (honestly). Since that night I have never cut myself on purpose again. We continued our whirlwind romance. He sneaked me into pubs despite both of us being underage, his charm got him served easily. I tried my first shot with him. He took me to his favourite shop – a little vintage place outside of the city centre. He taught me how to roll a joint and we’d fall asleep during high sex, him still inside me. He encouraged me to help myself along during sex and I had the most powerful orgasms I’d ever had doing that. I starred in my very first sex video with him. I tried anal for he first time after he tied me up with my stockings, gagged me and used my vibrator on me. I found out all of my limits with him and loved every second and every time he pushed me just a little bit further. He pushed me to look for who I really was but despite all of the sweet and sexy things he’d do for me I knew deep down he wasn’t just mine. He refused to commit, he saw other girls and didn’t keep in regular contact. I hated it and pushed for commitment. Then, he found out he was gonna be a dad. He’d gotten some other girl pregnant. I was upset but in my stupid teenage infatuation, I stayed with him. Then I walked in on him and that other girl and that’s where my last post starts. It wasn’t how I’d hoped it would end but by that stage I’d grown in confidence so much that I’d realised that he had given me all I needed to get by on my own. He was a wild one and had no plans for the future and had a baby on the way. I had just aced all of my exams and my future was whatever I wanted it to be. Limitless. The girl went on to have a baby boy. He now has a 4 year old son and last I heard was selling drugs and in a band. He texted me later on and asked if I wanted to have another threesome with him and the baby’s mum or wanted any drugs. I said no and that’s the last I ever heard of the wild boy who taught me how to push boundaries and to be proud of my own body and what I can do with it."
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"For the Democratic Party, a pliant and friendly news media is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, the corporate press's eagerness to rehabilitate Democratic officials after even the most shameful and despicable acts has made it possible for some of the party’s worst actors to maintain political power with relative ease. Then again, the news media’s reflexively and reliably soft coverage of left-wing lawmakers has made the chief benefactors of this cozy relationship both soft and complacent. Democratic officials and candidates have been lulled into a false sense of security, ignoring or forgetting the benefits that come with being tempered by a thorough, brutal vetting. The downside to the corporate media’s mostly hands-off approach to covering Democratically aligned lawmakers was never clearer than it was during the Feb. 19 primary debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who spent much of the evening having his entrails ripped out by his 2020 opponents and paraded around the stage, managed to get in one good blow against Sen. Bernie Sanders, going after the Vermont lawmaker for his conspicuous wealth. “What a wonderful country we have,” said the former mayor. “The best-known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What did I miss here?” “Well,” an irate Sanders said, “You'll miss that I work in Washington, house one. ” Bloomberg interjected, “That's the first problem.” “Live in Burlington, house two,” the senator continued. The former mayor interrupted again, “That's good.” “And like thousands of other Vermonters, I do have a summer camp. Forgive me for that. Where is your home? Which tax haven do you have your home?” Sanders demanded, hopelessly losing the exchange. “New York City, thank you very much,” Bloomberg said to applause, “and I pay all my taxes.” The most remarkable thing about the exchange is not that Sanders was so easily baited by Bloomberg into making a sloppy, blindly angry defense but that it marked the first time in the 2020 campaign season that anyone, Democrat, reporter, or debate moderator, pressed the 2020 Democratic primary front-runner to reconcile his own considerable fortune with his core message of confiscating wealth from business owners. How did Sanders make it through nine debates without a fellow Democrat or debate moderator asking him to respond to the most obvious criticism he will face should he go up against Trump? The 2016 election was a “takers versus makers” election. It is astonishing, then, that it took for a 2020 Democratic primary candidate who is not even on the ballot in Nevada or South Carolina to ask the millionaire socialist senator about his three houses. I guess that is what happens when you schedule all your primary debates with only friendly news networks. This gets to the precise problem of the too-friendly relationship between the Democratic Party and the corporate media. It is a double-edged sword that allows terrible men to weather what should be career-ending scandals and missteps but also leads to their entire party getting lazy and soft. Not having to worry about a tough, combative press is how you get incidents such as the 2020 Democratic front-runner being totally unprepared to answer the most obvious criticism of his campaign. If Sanders's disastrous handling of Bloomberg's no-brainer broadside is a portent of things to come, the general election meat grinder will be a straight-up bloodbath for Democrats."
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"Da den fynske optiker Finn Juncker tog til Senegal for at være med til at uddele brugte briller til befolkningen, var han opfyldt af idealisme og entusiasme. Fem år senere måtte han sande, hvor vanskeligt det kan være at hjælpe andre. Finn Juncker har et freelance-optikerfirma. Med udgangspunkt i Fåborg arbejder han også i Albertslund, i Malaga og i Grønland, og i perioder har han arbejdet i Senegal. Det sidste for egen regning. Det afrikanske eventyr begyndte, da han så en annonce i bladet Optikeren, hvor man søgte optikere til et projekt om brugte briller til befolkningen i Senegal. Projektet gik ud på, at indsamle brugte briller i Danmark. Brillerne blev renoveret og repareret af tidligere alkoholikere og narkomaner på et behandlingshjem i Nykøbing Falster og herefter sendt til Senegal. Bag projektet stod en dansk sygeplejerske. Hun søgte to optikere, en sygeplejerske mere og en medhjælper. I 1998 rejste disse fire, inklusive Finn Juncker, til Senegal. De skulle selv betale rejsen og opholdet, og de måtte bruge deres sommerferie på det. - Vi boede i lerhytter hos de lokale og sov på gulvet, og vores tre daglige måltider bestod af ris, som vi selv skulle betale for. Vi havde også udgifter til chauffør og benzin. Vi var der knap tre uger, og vi foretog 200 synsprøver og udleverede 150 par briller hver dag. Folk var kommet gående flere dagsmarcher for at få briller. Desværre kom der også mange blinde og folk med grå stær, som håbede, at vi kunne kurere dem. Det var hårdt at være vidne til. Men de mange, vi kunne hjælpe, var hele rejsen værd, fortæller Finn Juncker. Kort efter projektets start søgte den ledende sygeplejerske om midler hos Danida. Omkring en halv million kr. blev bevilget til de tre år, projektet skulle løbe. Det var nu et Danida-projekt. Nogle af pengene gik til at få senegalesere til Danmark, hvor Finn Juncker oplærte dem, så de kunne fungere som optikere hjemme og således overtage danskernes arbejde. Der gik tre år på denne måde. Finn Juncker brugte to-tre uger hvert år af sin sommerferie på at arbejde som optiker i Senegal, og om vinteren oplærte han senegalesere i Danmark. Men økonomien knirkede. - Der var et eller andet helt galt. Vi betalte alt for meget for den mad, vi spiste, dvs. ris, og alt for meget for benzin og til chaufførens løn. Målt med lokale alen. F.eks. var det den danske stats kilometertakst, der blev anvendt, når vi skulle køre ud og betjene befolkningen. Men brillerne blev leveret, og behovet var stort. Så vi betalte, beretter Finn Juncker. De var jævnligt ude for en del ubehagelige hold-ups ved forskellige checkpoints af krigere med maskingeværer. Området var plaget af uro, og det var ikke ufarligt at bevæge sig omkring dernede. Da projektet udløb efter tre år, opfordrede Finn Juncker tre optikere, han kendte som folk med hjertet på rette sted, til at tage med ham til Senegal i sommerferien og videreføre det påbegyndte arbejde. Han kontaktede folkene i Senegal og fortalte, at et hold på fire danske optikere med et læs briller var klar til at tage af sted på egen hånd. Det vil sige uden Danida-midler. Optikerne ville ikke kunne betale de samme summer til senegaleserne som hidtil for mad og transport. Da kølnedes interessen mærkbart hos senegaleserne, og de fire optikere kom aldrig af sted. Men Finn Juncker er gjort af stædigt stof. Han havde lært en gambianer at kende, som var indehaver af en brillebutik i Gambia, men som ikke var uddannet optiker. De to indgik en forretningsaftale om kompagniskab. Finn Juncker skulle lære ham op og hjælpe ham i gang som partner i foretagenet. Det gik også fint. Finn Juncker uddannede gambianeren i hans butik og havde medbragt en hel del kostbare måleinstrumenter til synsprøver. Meningen var, at gambianeren skulle købe måleinstrumenterne for de penge, han solgte briller for, men han ville hellere købe biler. Da Finn Juncker forklarede ham, at han gerne ville have sine måleinstrumenter tilbage, tilkaldte gambianeren politiet og bildte betjentene ind, at Finn Juncker havde foræret ham instrumenterne. Finn Juncker måtte opgive at få sine instrumenter igen. En ekstra bitter krølle på det eventyr var, at Finn Juncker i Danmark forgæves kæmpede med skattevæsnet, der ikke ville anerkende hans rejse som forretning og udgifterne i den forbindelse som fradragsberettiget. - Jeg indså, at det var slut. Min indsats og mine penge var tabt. De senegalesere, vi havde lært op som optikere her i Danmark, har aldrig fået lov at praktisere i Senegal. Jeg må sige, at jeg har fået et temmelig desillusioneret syn på ulandsstøtte. Pengene går i de forkerte lommer. Og vores projekt er desværre ikke enestående. Det er kendetegnende for en række afrikanske lande, at nogle få magtfulde høvdinge sidder på alt, og de er villige til at gå langt for at få del i støttemidlerne. De bruger pengene til deres egen familie, til at sende deres børn på dyre skoler, til rejser og luksus. Det var situationen omkring brilleprojektet, og det var grunden til, at vi skulle betale så meget for mad og kørsel. Tilbage står tusindvis af fattige og syge, som kunne have været hjulpet ofte for et forholdsvis beskedent beløb, siger Finn Juncker. Han har ikke fortrudt sin indsats i Afrika, men han er skuffet og ærgerlig. Sin trang til at gøre nytte og hjælpe andre får han så udløb for i Grønland."
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"Introduction Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Though some have argued that the crowded G.O.P. primary debates would improve if they were more, and not less, of a circus, many critics have lamented the lack of substantive policy discussion by presidential candidates. What changes could be made to the debate formats to make them more substantive?"
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"The Harper government is looking for security experts to help harden federal buildings in the Ottawa area against threats, including possible terror-related attacks. Public Works posted a tender Wednesday asking for professionals to conduct so-called threat risk assessments “to identify employees and assets that need protection, analyze threats against them, assess the current risk, and recommend safeguards.” The review will cover all federally owned or leased buildings in the Ottawa area and may include bridges, dams and other structures, says the document. The posting follows the Oct. 22 shootings at Parliament Hill, which exposed numerous security gaps, as well as the government’s recent claims that Canada is a target for ISIS and related groups based in the Middle East. Grade every deficiency The list of potential risks cited in the material includes terrorism, demonstrations, environmental threats and others, and the tender requires inspections of all elements of buildings, including the siting of washrooms and how the exteriors of buildings are illuminated. The consultants are to grade every deficiency up to the highest level, described as a “condition of vulnerability which exists which may be exploited by opportunistic person(s) or organizations with hostile objectives.” A lone gunman managed to penetrate deep into the Centre Block of the House of Commons on Oct. 22 before being gunned down in a hallway metres from the prime minister and dozens of other politicians. RCMP called in the Ontario Provincial Police to review the security failings exposed by the incident, and their report is expected to be handed down shortly."
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"It was a Pink Burn-out YO!PS - anyone else see the creator pot-hole on lane 2 there...You can fall in there and they'll never find you!"
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"MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces on Saturday killed a foreign national and his female companion who were suspected of being connected to a militant group supporting Islamic State, police officials said, two days after the group’s leader was also killed. The foreigner, believed to be Pakistani and identified as Abu Naila, resisted arrest and attempted to throw a grenade while a police and military team was conducting a manhunt in Sarangani province, Chief Superintendent Cedrick Train, a police regional director, said. They were conducting an operation against members of the militant Ansar Al-Khilafah Philippines (AKP), one of a handful of small groups that have pledged allegiance to Islamic State and blamed for years of unrest in the Philippine south. On Thursday, police chief Ronald dela Rosa said security forces had effectively broken the backbone of AKP with the killing of its leader, Mohammad Jaafar Maguid, and the arrest of his three AKP colleagues. He has warned of “retaliation” by other AKP members and said security forces were on full alert as Filipino Catholics are set to celebrate the feast of the Black Nazarene, with millions of devotees expected to join processions on Monday in several parts of the country, including Manila. Authorities have linked Maguid’s group to several crimes ranging from arson and murder to bombings. Regional police spokesman Romeo Galgo said they were still verifying the nationality of the foreigner killed on Saturday. “Officers were forced to fire at the suspects when the grenade was lobbed at them,” Train said. President Rodrigo Duterte has warned against Islamic State taking root in the southeast Asian country, saying it needed to avoid “contamination”."
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"Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) regained his previously held second place position, according to an Economist/YouGov poll released Wednesday, amplifying the ongoing battle between the Vermont senator and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who remain neck and neck. Economist/YouGov surveyed 1,500 U.S. citizens (1,111 of whom are registered voters) August 17–20 and asked Democrat primary voters, “If the Democratic presidential primary or caucus in your state were held today, who would you vote for?” Of the Democrat primary voters surveyed, 22 percent chose Joe Biden (D), with Sanders falling just three points behind with 19 percent support. Warren fell to third place with 17 percent support, a significant contrast from last week’s poll, which showed the Massachusetts senator in a statistical tie for first place with Biden: National Democratic Primary: Biden 21 (-1 in a week) Warren 20 (+4) Sanders 16 (+3) Harris 8 (-) O'Rourke 5 (+3) Buttigieg 5 (-3) Booker 2 (+1) Gabbard 2 (-1) Bennet 1 Castro 1 Gillibrand 1 Klobuchar 1 Steyer 1 Williamson 1 Yang 1@TheEconomist /@YouGov https://t.co/WbnJkHHkG7 — Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) August 14, 2019 This week’s poll showed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) in fourth place with eight percent support, followed by Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) and Beto O’Rourke (D) with seven percent and three percent, respectively. The remaining candidates garnered two percent support or less. Twelve percent of voters said they are “not sure” who they will vote for. The poll’s margin of error is+/- 2.6 percent when adjusted for weighting and +/- 3 percent for registered voters. More good news comes for Sanders in terms of the perception of his electability. While most Democrats – 65 percent – view Biden as the most electable candidate, Sanders saw a bump from last week’s poll, jumping from 52 percent to 59 percent. Warren maintained her status, with 57 percent of respondents saying she could “probably beat” President Trump. This poll echoes the Morning Consult poll released Monday, showing Sanders in second place with 20 percent support. As Breitbart News reported: A Morning Consult poll – stemming from interviews with 17,115 Democrat-leaning registered voters August 12–18 – shows Sanders reclaiming his previously held second place position with 20 percent support. While he is still 11 points behind Biden, who has 31 percent support, the Vermont senator is still five points ahead of his closest challenger Warren, who garnered 15 percent support. The survey affirms the storyline of Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) freefall from the first tier, garnering nine percent support. She is followed by Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) who has five percent support, and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Beto O’Rourke (D), and Andrew Yang (D), who all received three percent support. The remaining candidates garnered one percent support or less. The margin of error is +/- one percent. The current Real Clear Politics average shows Biden in first place with 28.8 percent support, followed by Sanders in second place with 16 percent support, and Warren in third with 15.4 percent support."
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"N. American home video distributor announces Spring 2012 release The North American home video distributor Discotek announced on Tuesday that it licensed the first season of the Lupin the 3rd television anime series for release on DVD next spring. The first season consists of the first 23 episodes of the Lupin the 3rd television series. Director Hayao Miyazaki of Ghibli fame directed 14 episodes in the first season. The second season of Lupin the 3rd was previously licensed by Geneon Entertainment USA and aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. Monkey Punch's original manga began serialization in 1967 and features Lupin the Third, the great nephew of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. He is routinely pursued by Investigator Zenigata while attempting to steal priceless items and woo women. The manga was adapted into numerous movies, including a Detective Conan crossover special and most recently Lupin III: The Last Job in 2010."
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"This article is from the archive of our partner . WikiLeaks has a track record of friction with the media organizations it collaborates with, and in the latest example of that, it rubbed The Associated Press the wrong way simply by identifying the news organization as a collaborator. The Syria Files, a massive dump of 2.4 million internal Syrian government emails WikiLeaks released Thursday, initially listed the AP among the organization's "collaborators" on the release. But, as Huffington Post's Michael Calderone reported Thursday, the link to AP was later removed from the collaborators list on WikiLeaks' site. AP spokesman Paul Colford confirmed to The Atlantic Wire that it was AP that asked to be removed from the list. "It was their characterization of what was going on that was inaccurate. It wasn’t a characterization that we asked them to make," he said. Colford explained that WikiLeaks gave AP an advance look at the Syria Files, as do many organizations hoping to generate possible stories, but, as Colford says, "to make it appear as if that rises to the level of us being a collaborator with WikiLeaks is a few miles different." It's not the first time WikiLeaks has driven off media organizations it considered collaborators. The antisecrecy organization really did work cooperatively with outlets like The New York Times and The Guardian in some of its early data dumps like the diplomatic cables it released in 2010. But eventually it fell out with them, and started listing smaller news organizations as collaborators."
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"AA Türkiye, Cumhurbaşkanlığı sisteminin kabul edildiği 16 Nisan referandumu sonrası ilk defa sandık başına gitti. 56 milyonu aşkın seçmen, cumhurbaşkanı ve 600 milletvekilini belirlemek üzere tek zarfta iki pusulayla oyunu hem yurt içinde hem de yurt dışında kullandı. Oy kullanma işleminin 17.00'de sona ermesinin ardından cumhurbaşkanlığı ve milletvekili seçimleri için yurt dışından ilk sonuçlar gelmeye başladı. HABERTÜRK'ÜN SEÇİM ÖZEL CANLI YAYININI İZLEMEK İÇİN TIKLAYINIZ... YENİ SİSTEMDE NE GİBİ DEĞİŞİKLİKLER OLACAK? 16 Nisan 2017 halkoylamasıyla kesinleşen yeni hükümet sistemi kapsamında bir dizi değişiklik ilk kez uygulanacak. Bazı partiler ilk kez pusulada görülecek şekilde ittifakla seçime girdi. 16 Nisan referandumu ile gerçekleşen Anayasa değişikliği, partili cumhurbaşkanına imkân tanıdığı için bazı cumhurbaşkanı adayları, aynı zamanda partisinin genel başkanı olarak kendi belirlediği milletvekili aday listeleriyle seçmenin önüne çıktı. Başbakanlık ise artık yok... İşte ülke ülke yurtdışı seçim sonuçları... CUMHURBAŞKANI SEÇİMİ ALMANYA FEDERAL CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1.638 Toplam Seçmen : 1.443.585 Açılan Sandık : 395 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 24,11 Kullanılan Oy : 121.814 Geçerli Oy : 120.409 Katılım Oranı : % 35,62 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 64,97 78.227 Muharrem İnce : % 22,5 27.097 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 9,09 10.950 Meral Akşener : % 2,65 3.185 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,59 708 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,2 242 AMERİKA BİRLEŞİK DEVLETLERİ Toplam Sandık : 114 Toplam Seçmen : 106.301 Açılan Sandık : 17 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 14,91 Kullanılan Oy : 3.966 Geçerli Oy : 3.950 Katılım Oranı : % 25,93 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 74,1 2.927 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 12,38 489 Meral Akşener : % 7,34 290 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 5,29 209 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,58 23 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,3 12 ARNAVUTLUK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.350 Açılan Sandık : 2 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 471 Geçerli Oy : 469 Katılım Oranı : % 34,89 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 52,67 247 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 32,62 153 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 7,46 35 Meral Akşener : % 5,33 25 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 1,28 6 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,64 3 AVUSTRALYA Toplam Sandık : 53 Toplam Seçmen : 46.764 Açılan Sandık : 9 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 16,98 Kullanılan Oy : 176 Geçerli Oy : 175 Katılım Oranı : % 3,04 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 62,86 110 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 17,71 31 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 12 21 Meral Akşener : % 4 7 Doğu Perinçek : % 2,29 4 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 1,14 2 AVUSTURYA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 124 Toplam Seçmen : 106.657 Açılan Sandık : 50 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 40,32 Kullanılan Oy : 16.573 Geçerli Oy : 16.398 Katılım Oranı : % 38,32 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 72,01 11.808 Muharrem İnce : % 16,76 2.748 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 8,3 1.361 Meral Akşener : % 1,73 284 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 1,03 169 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,17 28 AZERBAYCAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 7 Toplam Seçmen : 5.742 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 BAHREYN KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.376 Açılan Sandık : 2 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 686 Geçerli Oy : 685 Katılım Oranı : % 49,85 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 74,01 507 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 17,96 123 Meral Akşener : % 5,11 35 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 2,34 16 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,29 2 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,29 2 BELÇİKA KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 136 Toplam Seçmen : 142.463 Açılan Sandık : 30 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 22,06 Kullanılan Oy : 16.249 Geçerli Oy : 16.026 Katılım Oranı : % 51,73 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 74,57 11.950 Muharrem İnce : % 15,18 2.433 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 6,48 1.038 Meral Akşener : % 2,54 407 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,97 155 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,27 43 BİRLEŞİK ARAP EMİRLİKLERİ Toplam Sandık : 6 Toplam Seçmen : 6.525 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 16,67 Kullanılan Oy : 363 Geçerli Oy : 362 Katılım Oranı : % 28,01 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 72,93 264 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 19,61 71 Meral Akşener : % 3,59 13 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 3,31 12 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,55 2 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0 0 BOSNA HERSEK Toplam Sandık : 4 Toplam Seçmen : 2.463 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 25 Kullanılan Oy : 310 Geçerli Oy : 309 Katılım Oranı : % 50,41 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 62,78 194 Muharrem İnce : % 26,54 82 Meral Akşener : % 7,77 24 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 1,62 5 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 0,97 3 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,32 1 BULGARİSTAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 15 Toplam Seçmen : 7.604 Açılan Sandık : 11 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 73,33 Kullanılan Oy : 925 Geçerli Oy : 921 Katılım Oranı : % 16,05 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 56,24 518 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 28,01 258 Meral Akşener : % 8,25 76 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 5,97 55 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 1,09 10 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,43 4 BÜYÜK BRİTANYA VE KUZEY İRLANDA BİRLEŞİK KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 124 Toplam Seçmen : 99.250 Açılan Sandık : 53 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 42,74 Kullanılan Oy : 14.141 Geçerli Oy : 14.018 Katılım Oranı : % 33,6 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 51,95 7.283 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 23,89 3.349 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 21,14 2.963 Meral Akşener : % 2,5 351 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,29 41 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,22 31 CEZAYİR DEMOKRATİK HALK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.477 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 ÇEK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 1.367 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 ÇİN HALK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 8 Toplam Seçmen : 2.260 Açılan Sandık : 6 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 75 Kullanılan Oy : 595 Geçerli Oy : 593 Katılım Oranı : % 40,48 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 57,34 340 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 26,14 155 Meral Akşener : % 7,59 45 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 5,9 35 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 1,85 11 Doğu Perinçek : % 1,18 7 DANİMARKA KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 33 Toplam Seçmen : 35.196 Açılan Sandık : 10 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 30,3 Kullanılan Oy : 3.823 Geçerli Oy : 3.614 Katılım Oranı : % 35,86 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 52,05 1.881 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 19,76 714 Muharrem İnce : % 15,8 571 Meral Akşener : % 11,51 416 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,64 23 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,25 9 FİNLANDİYA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 8 Toplam Seçmen : 5.688 Açılan Sandık : 3 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 37,5 Kullanılan Oy : 773 Geçerli Oy : 772 Katılım Oranı : % 36,24 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Selahattin Demirtaş : % 41,58 321 Muharrem İnce : % 34,84 269 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 20,08 155 Meral Akşener : % 2,98 23 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,39 3 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,13 1 FRANSA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 330 Toplam Seçmen : 340.751 Açılan Sandık : 135 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 40,91 Kullanılan Oy : 60.996 Geçerli Oy : 60.256 Katılım Oranı : % 44,67 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 64,59 38.922 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 18,26 11.001 Muharrem İnce : % 14,68 8.844 Meral Akşener : % 1,69 1.020 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,65 394 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,12 75 GÜNEY AFRİKA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 1.093 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 GÜRCİSTAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.799 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 50 Kullanılan Oy : 248 Geçerli Oy : 248 Katılım Oranı : % 28,15 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 45,16 112 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 42,34 105 Meral Akşener : % 9,68 24 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 2,82 7 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0 0 Doğu Perinçek : % 0 0 HOLLANDA KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 355 Toplam Seçmen : 260.264 Açılan Sandık : 159 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 44,79 Kullanılan Oy : 44.582 Geçerli Oy : 44.109 Katılım Oranı : % 36,25 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 72,72 32.076 Muharrem İnce : % 18,21 8.032 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 5,46 2.407 Meral Akşener : % 2,79 1.230 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,68 301 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,14 63 IRAK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 3 Toplam Seçmen : 3.421 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 33,33 Kullanılan Oy : 31 Geçerli Oy : 30 Katılım Oranı : % 3,4 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 43,33 13 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 40 12 Meral Akşener : % 13,33 4 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 3,33 1 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0 0 Doğu Perinçek : % 0 0 İRAN İSLAM CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 3 Toplam Seçmen : 1.082 Açılan Sandık : 3 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 282 Geçerli Oy : 281 Katılım Oranı : % 26,06 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 40,57 114 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 35,94 101 Meral Akşener : % 11,39 32 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 7,83 22 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 2,49 7 Doğu Perinçek : % 1,78 5 İRLANDA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 3 Toplam Seçmen : 2.238 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 33,33 Kullanılan Oy : 310 Geçerli Oy : 310 Katılım Oranı : % 41,55 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 66,13 205 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 17,42 54 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 11,61 36 Meral Akşener : % 4,52 14 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,32 1 Doğu Perinçek : % 0 0 İSPANYA KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 4 Toplam Seçmen : 3.568 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 İSRAİL DEVLETİ Toplam Sandık : 4 Toplam Seçmen : 4.969 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 İSVEÇ KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 34 Toplam Seçmen : 38.879 Açılan Sandık : 7 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 20,59 Kullanılan Oy : 2.170 Geçerli Oy : 2.158 Katılım Oranı : % 27,12 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 42,82 924 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 33,27 718 Muharrem İnce : % 19,65 424 Meral Akşener : % 3,8 82 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,42 9 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,05 1 İSVİÇRE KONFEDERASYONU Toplam Sandık : 98 Toplam Seçmen : 98.929 Açılan Sandık : 35 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 35,71 Kullanılan Oy : 15.427 Geçerli Oy : 15.297 Katılım Oranı : % 43,57 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 35,92 5.494 Muharrem İnce : % 32,17 4.921 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 28,45 4.352 Meral Akşener : % 2,62 401 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,51 78 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,33 51 İTALYA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 15 Toplam Seçmen : 15.496 Açılan Sandık : 4 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 26,67 Kullanılan Oy : 1.885 Geçerli Oy : 1.870 Katılım Oranı : % 45,18 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 45,4 849 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 28,82 539 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 21,82 408 Meral Akşener : % 3,48 65 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,27 5 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,21 4 JAPONYA Toplam Sandık : 4 Toplam Seçmen : 3.863 Açılan Sandık : 2 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 50 Kullanılan Oy : 856 Geçerli Oy : 843 Katılım Oranı : % 44,35 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Selahattin Demirtaş : % 40,33 340 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 37,25 314 Muharrem İnce : % 19,57 165 Meral Akşener : % 2,14 18 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,36 3 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,36 3 KANADA Toplam Sandık : 39 Toplam Seçmen : 28.095 Açılan Sandık : 16 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 41,03 Kullanılan Oy : 4.195 Geçerli Oy : 4.176 Katılım Oranı : % 28,3 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 53,11 2.218 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 27,3 1.140 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 15,4 643 Meral Akşener : % 3,42 143 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,48 20 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,29 12 KATAR DEVLETİ Toplam Sandık : 6 Toplam Seçmen : 3.394 Açılan Sandık : 6 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 1.432 Geçerli Oy : 1.427 Katılım Oranı : % 42,19 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 60,13 858 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 29,22 417 Meral Akşener : % 5,19 74 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 4,7 67 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,56 8 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,21 3 KAZAKİSTAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 6 Toplam Seçmen : 4.568 Açılan Sandık : 2 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 33,33 Kullanılan Oy : 358 Geçerli Oy : 355 Katılım Oranı : % 24,47 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 53,8 191 Muharrem İnce : % 31,83 113 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 6,76 24 Meral Akşener : % 6,48 23 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,85 3 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,28 1 KIRGIZ CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 2.331 Açılan Sandık : 2 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 843 Geçerli Oy : 827 Katılım Oranı : % 36,16 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 58,52 484 Muharrem İnce : % 21,4 177 Meral Akşener : % 12,33 102 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 5,44 45 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 2,06 17 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,24 2 KOSOVA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.666 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 KUVEYT DEVLETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 1.912 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 KUZEY KIBRIS TÜRK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 60 Toplam Seçmen : 106.446 Açılan Sandık : 9 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 15 Kullanılan Oy : 5.880 Geçerli Oy : 5.830 Katılım Oranı : % 36,83 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 50,81 2.962 Muharrem İnce : % 36,31 2.117 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 7,72 450 Meral Akşener : % 4,72 275 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,22 13 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,22 13 LÜBNAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 6 Toplam Seçmen : 4.759 Açılan Sandık : 3 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 50 Kullanılan Oy : 870 Geçerli Oy : 855 Katılım Oranı : % 36,57 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 94,5 808 Muharrem İnce : % 3,27 28 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 1,29 11 Meral Akşener : % 0,94 8 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0 0 Doğu Perinçek : % 0 0 LÜKSEMBURG BÜYÜK DÜKALIĞI Toplam Sandık : 22 Toplam Seçmen : 778 Açılan Sandık : 6 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 27,27 Kullanılan Oy : 2.457 Geçerli Oy : 2.440 Katılım Oranı : % 1170 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 61,31 1.496 Muharrem İnce : % 22,75 555 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 14,06 343 Meral Akşener : % 1,27 31 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,33 8 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,29 7 MACARİSTAN Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 2.156 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 MAKEDONYA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 4 Toplam Seçmen : 2.518 Açılan Sandık : 4 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 645 Geçerli Oy : 642 Katılım Oranı : % 25,62 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 58,41 375 Muharrem İnce : % 29,13 187 Meral Akşener : % 6,54 42 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 5,14 33 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,78 5 Doğu Perinçek : % 0 0 MALTA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 678 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 MISIR ARAP CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.486 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 50 Kullanılan Oy : 273 Geçerli Oy : 271 Katılım Oranı : % 22,86 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 56,46 153 Muharrem İnce : % 33,21 90 Meral Akşener : % 5,54 15 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 2,58 7 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 1,85 5 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,37 1 MOLDOVA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 573 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 167 Geçerli Oy : 163 Katılım Oranı : % 29,14 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 44,17 72 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 40,49 66 Meral Akşener : % 7,98 13 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 7,36 12 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0 0 Doğu Perinçek : % 0 0 NORVEÇ KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 12 Toplam Seçmen : 8.676 Açılan Sandık : 6 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 50 Kullanılan Oy : 1.411 Geçerli Oy : 1.407 Katılım Oranı : % 32,53 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 49,54 697 Muharrem İnce : % 25,44 358 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 19,9 280 Meral Akşener : % 3,55 50 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 1,42 20 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,14 2 ÖZBEKİSTAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 866 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 POLONYA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 3 Toplam Seçmen : 3.980 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 ROMANYA Toplam Sandık : 8 Toplam Seçmen : 6.819 Açılan Sandık : 3 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 37,5 Kullanılan Oy : 917 Geçerli Oy : 914 Katılım Oranı : % 30,51 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 44,97 411 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 33,81 309 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 15,75 144 Meral Akşener : % 4,49 41 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,55 5 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,44 4 RUSYA FEDERASYONU Toplam Sandık : 14 Toplam Seçmen : 11.350 Açılan Sandık : 3 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 21,43 Kullanılan Oy : 850 Geçerli Oy : 848 Katılım Oranı : % 27,48 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 58,25 494 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 24,53 208 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 9,79 83 Meral Akşener : % 6,49 55 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,47 4 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,47 4 SIRBİSTAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 571 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 187 Geçerli Oy : 187 Katılım Oranı : % 32,75 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 63,64 119 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 23,53 44 Meral Akşener : % 6,95 13 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 4,28 8 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 1,07 2 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,53 1 SİNGAPUR CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 647 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 SUDAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 924 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 SUUDİ ARABİSTAN KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 20 Toplam Seçmen : 23.552 Açılan Sandık : 3 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 15 Kullanılan Oy : 932 Geçerli Oy : 921 Katılım Oranı : % 26,48 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 49,4 455 Muharrem İnce : % 45,71 421 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 1,95 18 Meral Akşener : % 1,85 17 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,98 9 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,11 1 TAYLAND KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 883 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 TÜRKMENİSTAN Toplam Sandık : 6 Toplam Seçmen : 1.576 Açılan Sandık : 6 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 488 Geçerli Oy : 486 Katılım Oranı : % 30,96 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 50,21 244 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 35,6 173 Meral Akşener : % 7,82 38 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 4,12 20 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 2,06 10 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,21 1 UKRAYNA Toplam Sandık : 4 Toplam Seçmen : 3.557 Açılan Sandık : 2 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 50 Kullanılan Oy : 422 Geçerli Oy : 421 Katılım Oranı : % 30,47 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 49,88 210 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 30,64 129 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 9,74 41 Meral Akşener : % 8,79 37 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,48 2 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,48 2 UMMAN SULTANLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.218 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 50 Kullanılan Oy : 246 Geçerli Oy : 245 Katılım Oranı : % 40,39 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 71,02 174 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 24,08 59 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 3,27 8 Meral Akşener : % 1,22 3 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,41 1 Doğu Perinçek : % 0 0 ÜRDÜN HAŞİMİ KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.940 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 YENİ ZELANDA Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 812 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % NaN 0 Meral Akşener : % NaN 0 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % NaN 0 Selahattin Demirtaş : % NaN 0 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % NaN 0 Doğu Perinçek : % NaN 0 YUNANİSTAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 14 Toplam Seçmen : 11.055 Açılan Sandık : 13 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 92,86 Kullanılan Oy : 896 Geçerli Oy : 888 Katılım Oranı : % 9,08 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı Muharrem İnce : % 55,18 490 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan : % 23,31 207 Selahattin Demirtaş : % 17,12 152 Meral Akşener : % 3,83 34 Temel Karamollaoğlu : % 0,45 4 Doğu Perinçek : % 0,11 1 MİLLETVEKİLİ GENEL SEÇİMİ ALMANYA FEDERAL CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1.638 Toplam Seçmen : 1.443.585 Açılan Sandık : 359 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 21,92 Kullanılan Oy : 106.361 Geçerli Oy : 105.168 Katılım Oranı : % 34,66 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 63,5 66.785 AK PARTİ : % 54,75 57.582 MHP : % 7,59 7.987 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 19,85 20.874 CHP : % 15,92 16.743 İYİ PARTİ : % 3,29 3.463 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,64 675 HÜDA PAR : % 0,16 173 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,17 180 HDP : % 13,18 13.864 DİĞER : % 2,94 3.087 AMERİKA BİRLEŞİK DEVLETLERİ Toplam Sandık : 114 Toplam Seçmen : 106.301 Açılan Sandık : 16 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 14,04 Kullanılan Oy : 3.772 Geçerli Oy : 3.755 Katılım Oranı : % 26,45 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 9,77 367 AK PARTİ : % 10,68 401 MHP : % 1,81 68 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 58,03 2.179 CHP : % 52,17 1.959 İYİ PARTİ : % 12,06 453 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 1,15 43 HDP : % 20,88 784 DİĞER : % 0,43 16 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,19 7 HÜDA PAR : % 0 0 ARNAVUTLUK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.350 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 50 Kullanılan Oy : 186 Geçerli Oy : 186 Katılım Oranı : % 27,56 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 42,47 79 AK PARTİ : % 32,26 60 MHP : % 8,06 15 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 43,55 81 CHP : % 31,18 58 İYİ PARTİ : % 8,6 16 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 3,76 7 HÜDA PAR : % 0 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 1,08 2 HDP : % 12,9 24 AVUSTRALYA Toplam Sandık : 53 Toplam Seçmen : 46.764 Açılan Sandık : 10 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 18,87 Kullanılan Oy : 650 Geçerli Oy : 648 Katılım Oranı : % 9,53 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 35,8 232 AK PARTİ : % 32,25 209 MHP : % 2,93 19 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 43,98 285 CHP : % 36,88 239 İYİ PARTİ : % 6,48 42 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,31 2 HÜDA PAR : % 0 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,93 6 HDP : % 19,29 125 AVUSTURYA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 124 Toplam Seçmen : 106.657 Açılan Sandık : 41 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 33,06 Kullanılan Oy : 14.102 Geçerli Oy : 13.958 Katılım Oranı : % 39,55 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 71,87 10.032 AK PARTİ : % 63,1 8.807 MHP : % 7,74 1.081 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 15,53 2.168 CHP : % 11,18 1.561 İYİ PARTİ : % 2,71 378 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 1,28 178 HDP : % 12,11 1.691 DİĞER : % 0,16 22 HÜDA PAR : % 0,17 24 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,15 21 AZERBAYCAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 7 Toplam Seçmen : 5.742 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 BAHREYN KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.376 Açılan Sandık : 2 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 686 Geçerli Oy : 683 Katılım Oranı : % 49,85 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,59 4 HDP : % 10,83 74 DİĞER : % 6,44 44 BELÇİKA KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 136 Toplam Seçmen : 142.463 Açılan Sandık : 25 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 18,38 Kullanılan Oy : 12.745 Geçerli Oy : 12.583 Katılım Oranı : % 48,7 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 74,49 9.373 AK PARTİ : % 63,62 8.005 MHP : % 9,92 1.248 HÜDA PAR : % 0,16 20 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,18 23 HDP : % 9,71 1.222 DİĞER : % 0,44 55 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 9 1.133 CHP : % 10,4 1.309 İYİ PARTİ : % 3,48 438 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 1,06 133 BİRLEŞİK ARAP EMİRLİKLERİ Toplam Sandık : 6 Toplam Seçmen : 6.525 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 16,67 Kullanılan Oy : 363 Geçerli Oy : 361 Katılım Oranı : % 28,01 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 20,78 75 AK PARTİ : % 16,62 60 MHP : % 3,88 14 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 66,48 240 CHP : % 54,29 196 İYİ PARTİ : % 11,91 43 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0 0 HÜDA PAR : % 0 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,28 1 HDP : % 12,47 45 BOSNA HERSEK Toplam Sandık : 4 Toplam Seçmen : 2.463 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 BULGARİSTAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 15 Toplam Seçmen : 7.604 Açılan Sandık : 11 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 73,33 Kullanılan Oy : 925 Geçerli Oy : 922 Katılım Oranı : % 16,05 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 29,28 270 AK PARTİ : % 24,19 223 MHP : % 4,88 45 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 60,09 554 CHP : % 43,17 398 İYİ PARTİ : % 15,4 142 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 1,41 13 HÜDA PAR : % 0 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,11 1 HDP : % 10,52 97 BÜYÜK BRİTANYA VE KUZEY İRLANDA BİRLEŞİK KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 124 Toplam Seçmen : 99.250 Açılan Sandık : 46 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 37,1 Kullanılan Oy : 12.198 Geçerli Oy : 12.068 Katılım Oranı : % 33,4 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 21,21 2.560 AK PARTİ : % 18,19 2.195 MHP : % 2,88 348 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 29,14 3.517 CHP : % 24,62 2.971 İYİ PARTİ : % 3,96 478 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,46 55 HÜDA PAR : % 0,17 21 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,29 35 HDP : % 47,8 5.768 DİĞER : % 1,38 167 CEZAYİR DEMOKRATİK HALK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.477 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 ÇEK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 1.367 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 ÇİN HALK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 8 Toplam Seçmen : 2.260 Açılan Sandık : 6 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 75 Kullanılan Oy : 595 Geçerli Oy : 590 Katılım Oranı : % 40,48 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 16,95 100 AK PARTİ : % 23,05 136 MHP : % 3,73 22 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 54,92 324 CHP : % 39,15 231 İYİ PARTİ : % 13,22 78 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 1,86 11 HÜDA PAR : % 0 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,51 3 HDP : % 16,61 98 DİĞER : % 1,02 6 DANİMARKA KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 33 Toplam Seçmen : 35.196 Açılan Sandık : 10 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 30,3 Kullanılan Oy : 3.657 Geçerli Oy : 3.628 Katılım Oranı : % 34,31 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 53,94 1.957 AK PARTİ : % 45,89 1.665 MHP : % 7,52 273 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 14,36 521 CHP : % 11,03 400 İYİ PARTİ : % 2,98 108 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,28 10 HÜDA PAR : % 0,03 1 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,28 10 HDP : % 31,09 1.128 DİĞER : % 0,3 11 FİNLANDİYA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 8 Toplam Seçmen : 5.688 Açılan Sandık : 3 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 37,5 Kullanılan Oy : 774 Geçerli Oy : 774 Katılım Oranı : % 36,29 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı HÜDA PAR : % 0,26 2 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,26 2 HDP : % 52,58 407 DİĞER : % 0,13 1 FRANSA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 330 Toplam Seçmen : 340.751 Açılan Sandık : 100 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 30,3 Kullanılan Oy : 43.544 Geçerli Oy : 43.007 Katılım Oranı : % 42,56 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 64,84 27.886 AK PARTİ : % 56,3 24.212 MHP : % 7,91 3.402 HÜDA PAR : % 0,08 36 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,18 79 HDP : % 21,65 9.311 DİĞER : % 1,03 445 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 10,12 4.354 CHP : % 9,64 4.145 İYİ PARTİ : % 1,94 835 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,59 252 GÜNEY AFRİKA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 1.093 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 GÜRCİSTAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.799 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 50 Kullanılan Oy : 249 Geçerli Oy : 247 Katılım Oranı : % 28,26 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 44,13 109 AK PARTİ : % 33,6 83 MHP : % 9,72 24 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 46,15 114 CHP : % 33,6 83 İYİ PARTİ : % 11,34 28 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,81 2 HÜDA PAR : % 0 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0 0 HDP : % 9,72 24 HOLLANDA KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 355 Toplam Seçmen : 260.264 Açılan Sandık : 148 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 41,69 Kullanılan Oy : 38.663 Geçerli Oy : 38.322 Katılım Oranı : % 33,19 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 72,63 27.833 AK PARTİ : % 61,67 23.634 MHP : % 10,52 4.032 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 16,98 6.508 CHP : % 12,39 4.747 İYİ PARTİ : % 3,46 1.326 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,98 377 HÜDA PAR : % 0,08 31 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,19 71 HDP : % 9,38 3.593 DİĞER : % 0,75 286 IRAK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 3 Toplam Seçmen : 3.421 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 33,33 Kullanılan Oy : 31 Geçerli Oy : 31 Katılım Oranı : % 3,4 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 38,71 12 AK PARTİ : % 38,71 12 MHP : % 0 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 51,61 16 CHP : % 35,48 11 İYİ PARTİ : % 16,13 5 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0 0 HÜDA PAR : % 3,23 1 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0 0 HDP : % 6,45 2 İRAN İSLAM CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 3 Toplam Seçmen : 1.082 Açılan Sandık : 3 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 283 Geçerli Oy : 282 Katılım Oranı : % 26,16 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı HDP : % 15,25 43 DİĞER : % 0,35 1 CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 29,08 82 AK PARTİ : % 28,72 81 MHP : % 6,74 19 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 33,33 94 CHP : % 26,95 76 İYİ PARTİ : % 15,96 45 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 3,9 11 HÜDA PAR : % 0,35 1 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 1,42 4 İRLANDA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 3 Toplam Seçmen : 2.238 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 33,33 Kullanılan Oy : 310 Geçerli Oy : 310 Katılım Oranı : % 41,55 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 17,1 53 AK PARTİ : % 13,87 43 MHP : % 2,9 9 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 55,81 173 CHP : % 43,87 136 İYİ PARTİ : % 11,29 35 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,65 2 HÜDA PAR : % 0,32 1 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,32 1 HDP : % 26,45 82 İSPANYA KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 4 Toplam Seçmen : 3.568 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 İSRAİL DEVLETİ Toplam Sandık : 4 Toplam Seçmen : 4.969 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 İSVEÇ KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 34 Toplam Seçmen : 38.879 Açılan Sandık : 6 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 17,65 Kullanılan Oy : 1.948 Geçerli Oy : 1.930 Katılım Oranı : % 28,4 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 43,58 841 AK PARTİ : % 36,01 695 MHP : % 7,25 140 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 18,81 363 CHP : % 13,89 268 İYİ PARTİ : % 4,4 85 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,47 9 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,1 2 HDP : % 37,41 722 DİĞER : % 0,1 2 İSVİÇRE KONFEDERASYONU Toplam Sandık : 98 Toplam Seçmen : 98.929 Açılan Sandık : 24 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 24,49 Kullanılan Oy : 10.163 Geçerli Oy : 10.085 Katılım Oranı : % 41,92 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 37,58 3.790 AK PARTİ : % 31,84 3.211 MHP : % 5,39 544 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 20,49 2.066 CHP : % 16,46 1.660 İYİ PARTİ : % 3,42 345 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,56 56 HÜDA PAR : % 0,15 15 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,26 26 HDP : % 41,13 4.148 DİĞER : % 0,4 40 İTALYA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 15 Toplam Seçmen : 15.496 Açılan Sandık : 2 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 13,33 Kullanılan Oy : 891 Geçerli Oy : 886 Katılım Oranı : % 40,65 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 27,09 240 AK PARTİ : % 24,15 214 MHP : % 2,82 25 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 36,68 325 CHP : % 30,36 269 İYİ PARTİ : % 5,98 53 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,23 2 HÜDA PAR : % 0,34 3 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,11 1 HDP : % 35,78 317 JAPONYA Toplam Sandık : 4 Toplam Seçmen : 3.863 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 25 Kullanılan Oy : 304 Geçerli Oy : 303 Katılım Oranı : % 31,5 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 38,94 118 AK PARTİ : % 34,32 104 MHP : % 3,96 12 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 20,79 63 CHP : % 14,85 45 İYİ PARTİ : % 4,62 14 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 1,32 4 HÜDA PAR : % 0 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,33 1 HDP : % 39,93 121 KANADA Toplam Sandık : 39 Toplam Seçmen : 28.095 Açılan Sandık : 15 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 38,46 Kullanılan Oy : 4.128 Geçerli Oy : 4.106 Katılım Oranı : % 31,81 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 27,81 1.142 AK PARTİ : % 24,18 993 MHP : % 3,36 138 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 42,3 1.737 CHP : % 35,53 1.459 İYİ PARTİ : % 5,87 241 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,56 23 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,15 6 HDP : % 28,54 1.172 DİĞER : % 1,12 46 HÜDA PAR : % 0,07 3 KATAR DEVLETİ Toplam Sandık : 6 Toplam Seçmen : 3.394 Açılan Sandık : 4 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 66,67 Kullanılan Oy : 968 Geçerli Oy : 963 Katılım Oranı : % 42,83 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 29,18 281 AK PARTİ : % 24,3 234 MHP : % 4,67 45 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 56,18 541 CHP : % 44,86 432 İYİ PARTİ : % 9,97 96 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,73 7 HÜDA PAR : % 0 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,31 3 HDP : % 14,33 138 KAZAKİSTAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 6 Toplam Seçmen : 4.568 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 KIRGIZ CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 2.331 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 KOSOVA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.666 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 KUVEYT DEVLETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 1.912 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 KUZEY KIBRIS TÜRK CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 60 Toplam Seçmen : 106.446 Açılan Sandık : 10 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 16,67 Kullanılan Oy : 6.487 Geçerli Oy : 6.419 Katılım Oranı : % 36,57 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 50,58 3.247 AK PARTİ : % 42,02 2.697 MHP : % 7,59 487 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 36,3 2.330 CHP : % 27,2 1.746 İYİ PARTİ : % 8,35 536 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,65 42 HÜDA PAR : % 0,02 1 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,14 9 HDP : % 12,76 819 DİĞER : % 0,2 13 LÜBNAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 6 Toplam Seçmen : 4.759 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 LÜKSEMBURG BÜYÜK DÜKALIĞI Toplam Sandık : 22 Toplam Seçmen : 778 Açılan Sandık : 2 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 9,09 Kullanılan Oy : 1.060 Geçerli Oy : 1.048 Katılım Oranı : % 1514,29 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 61,45 644 AK PARTİ : % 48,85 512 MHP : % 12,02 126 HÜDA PAR : % 0,1 1 HDP : % 16,98 178 DİĞER : % 7,25 76 MACARİSTAN Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 2.156 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 MAKEDONYA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 4 Toplam Seçmen : 2.518 Açılan Sandık : 4 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 645 Geçerli Oy : 643 Katılım Oranı : % 25,62 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 59,56 383 AK PARTİ : % 52,72 339 MHP : % 6,53 42 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 31,73 204 CHP : % 20,53 132 İYİ PARTİ : % 6,38 41 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 4,67 30 HÜDA PAR : % 0,16 1 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,47 3 HDP : % 8,09 52 MALTA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 678 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 AK PARTİ : % NaN 0 MHP : % NaN 0 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % NaN 0 CHP : % NaN 0 SAADET PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 İYİ PARTİ : % NaN 0 HÜDA PAR : % NaN 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % NaN 0 HDP : % NaN 0 MISIR ARAP CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 2 Toplam Seçmen : 1.486 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 50 Kullanılan Oy : 273 Geçerli Oy : 272 Katılım Oranı : % 22,86 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 55,88 152 AK PARTİ : % 52,21 142 MHP : % 2,94 8 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 34,93 95 CHP : % 22,43 61 İYİ PARTİ : % 9,56 26 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 2,94 8 HÜDA PAR : % 0 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,37 1 HDP : % 8,82 24 MOLDOVA CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 573 Açılan Sandık : 1 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 100 Kullanılan Oy : 167 Geçerli Oy : 164 Katılım Oranı : % 29,14 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 40,24 66 AK PARTİ : % 35,37 58 MHP : % 4,88 8 MİLLET İTTİFAKI : % 45,12 74 CHP : % 32,93 54 İYİ PARTİ : % 10,98 18 SAADET PARTİSİ : % 0,61 1 HÜDA PAR : % 0 0 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0 0 HDP : % 14,63 24 NORVEÇ KRALLIĞI Toplam Sandık : 12 Toplam Seçmen : 8.676 Açılan Sandık : 5 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 41,67 Kullanılan Oy : 1.209 Geçerli Oy : 1.203 Katılım Oranı : % 33,44 Oy Oranı Oy Sayısı CUMHUR İTTİFAKI : % 49,88 600 AK PARTİ : % 45,72 550 MHP : % 3,82 46 VATAN PARTİSİ : % 0,25 3 HDP : % 25,77 310 DİĞER : % 0,08 1 ÖZBEKİSTAN CUMHURİYETİ Toplam Sandık : 1 Toplam Seçmen : 866 Açılan Sandık : 0 Açılan Sandık Oranı : % 0 Kullanılan Oy : 0 Geçerli Oy : 0 Katılım Oranı : % NaN Oy Oranı Oy 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"JTA: The Candidates’ Stances on Israel Report by JTA: “Ahead of the Iowa caucus: A Jewish guide to the presidential candidates” On Monday, Iowans will gather to launch the 2016 presidential election with an arcane ritual — the caucus. In living rooms and meeting halls throughout the state, caucus-goers will group themselves into clusters according to which presidential candidate they favor. By the end of the day, two real-life winners will emerge: not a “leader in the polls,” not a “likely front-runner,” but the Democrat and Republican who will have secured Iowa’s delegation to the parties’ respective conventions in the summer. Iowa’s delegates, which come as a bloc, account for just 1 percent or so of the national total. But their selections will be the first substantive results in what has been a raucous and unpredictable campaign, rife with speculation, especially on the Republican side. A week and a day later, voters in New Hampshire will cast ballots in a more straightforward process, and by the late hours of Feb. 9, the race will truly be on – with the media in hot pursuit. At JTA, the question is what it has been for nearly a century: What does all this mean for the Jews? In that spirit, here’s a look at the leading candidates – their Jewish friends, family, advisers and donors, their stances on Israel and their Jewish-related controversies. THE REPUBLICANS Donald Trump, 68, real estate magnate, reality TV star Jewish cohorts Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is married to Jared Kushner, the Jewish publisher of the New York Observer and, like her, the child of a real estate magnate. She underwent an Orthodox conversion before marrying, and the couple are raising their children Jewish. Donald Trump, a billionaire with a natural gift for generating free publicity, has yet to tap major donors, but given his New York origins and his professional fields – real estate and show business – it’s not surprising that some of his closest associates are Jewish. One of his leading proxies in the media is Michael Cohen, the Trump Organization’s Jewish executive vice president. Stance on Israel Trump, who as a negotiator made his name playing his cards close to the chest, declined last month to commit to recognizing all of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, explaining that doing so could preempt any bid for Israeli-Palestinian peace. That earned him boos at the Republican Jewish Coalition presidential forum. This month, he said he would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Like the other GOP candidates, he does not like the Iran deal, but he is one of several who has refused to say he would scrap it outright. He also wondered at the RJC event whether Israel has the “commitment” to make peace. Controversy Trump’s Republic Jewish Coalition forum appearance made headlines less for his refusal to embrace right-wing pro-Israel doctrine than for his joshing with the audience about how skilled everyone in the room was at making money. He likes compliments, and has retweeted flattery, even when it seemingly comes from white supremacists. He has also slipped a couple Nazi symbols into tweets, before pulling the posts down and claiming oversights. He has also achieved the neat trick of uniting pretty much the entire Jewish spectrum in condemnation of his proposals to ban Muslim entry into the United States, shut down some mosques and create a Muslim registry. READ: When it comes to Jewish ties, no GOP candidate trumps Trump Ted Cruz, 45, Texas senator Jewish cohorts Much has been written in recent days about the four billionaires funding Cruz’s insurgent candidacy; none of them are Jewish. But Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate and GOP kingmaker, says he and his wife have yet to settle on a candidate, and while Adelson favors Marco Rubio, Miriam Adelson favors Cruz. Cruz has not shied from cultivating Jewish fundraisers. He made headlines last spring when, despite his strongly conservative bona fides, he met with two Jewish and gay hoteliers. The “gay” part is what made headlines, but the hoteliers’ pro-Israel interests is what led to the meeting. Cruz’s point man in the Jewish community is Nick Muzin, a rising young political player and an Orthodox Jew. Stance on Israel Cruz says he would scrap the Iran nuclear deal and move the embassy to Jerusalem as soon as he enters office. He says he also would invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to attend his first State of the Union address. Cruz has cultivated the pro-Israel right, appearing at Zionist Organization of American events and organizing an anti-Iran rally on Capitol Hill last summer. Controversy Cruz has taken to bashing neoconservatives, blaming them for for overseas interventions – including the Iraq War – that he says have weakened America. He also has insistently disparaged “New York values.” Some see his references to both groups – neoconservatives and New Yorkers – as coded attacks on the Jews. His supporters cry nonsense, saying his issue is with policy and values. READ: Ted Cruz aims to liberate GOP from ‘crazy’ neoconservatives Marco Rubio, 44, Florida senator Jewish cohorts Norman Braman, a South Florida car retailer, has been Rubio’s principal backer since his days in the Florida Legislature and employs Rubio’s wife, Jeanette Rubio, at his family’s charitable foundation. Sheldon Adelson is said to favor Rubio, although he has yet to commit, and late last year, Rubio secured the backing of Paul Singer, a hedge fund billionaire who is deeply involved in pro-Israel funding. As far as those neocons Cruz is running away from, Rubio says bring them on and seeks their advice. He has consulted with prominent Jewish thinkers and Republican administration veterans Elliott Abrams, Robert Kagan and Eric Edelman. He also has met with Henry Kissinger, President Richard Nixon’s secretary of state. Stance on Israel Rubio says he would move the embassy to Jerusalem and scrap the Iran deal. His campaign website has an Israel page, and it faithfully reflects right-wing pro-Israel talking points. Controversy Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Jewish chair of the Democratic National Committee, slammed Rubio for attending a fundraiser at the home of Harlan Crow, who collects Nazi art. Rubio fired back with outrage of his own, and by most accounts came out on top in the exchange. READ: Rubio pledges Israel trip would be first presidential visit abroad Jeb Bush, 62, former Florida governor Jewish cohorts More than any other candidate, Bush has garnered the support of the Jewish Republicans who backed his brother President George W. Bush. Among donors, these include Fred Zeidman, a Texas businessman, and Mel Sembler, a Florida real estate magnate. Jeb Bush’s advisers include some of the most senior Jewish veterans of the second Bush administration, including former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey. Stance on Israel Bush also has said he will move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, but like several candidates who strongly oppose the Iran nuclear deal, he says it would likely be too late to scrap it by the time the next president assumes office. Controversy Bush raised conservative pro-Israel hackles when he named his father’s secretary of state James Baker as an adviser. Baker has clashed with Israel and the Jewish community. It didn’t help when within a month of coming on board with Jeb Bush, Baker addressed J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, and extolled the virtues of pressuring Israel. Bush has said that while he values Baker’s deep reservoirs of experience – overall, the George H. W. Bush presidency is considered a foreign policy success story – he does not look to him for Israel advice. READ: On foreign policy, Jeb Bush navigates between brother and father Ben Carson, 64, retired neurosurgeon, best-selling author Jewish cohorts Among Carson’s foreign policy advisers is George Birnbaum, who served as chief of staff for Netanyahu during his first term, from 1996 to 1999, and has been a partner to Arthur Finkelstein, the GOP public relations guru and political wizard who also has advised Netanyahu. In speaking of anyone advising Carson, especially on foreign policy, there is an enormous caveat: He does not like taking advice, and some of his advisers have, on the record, called him out on it – extraordinary, if not unprecedented, during a presidential campaign. Stance on Israel Carson has said he will abandon the Iran deal and has accused the Obama administration of abandoning Israel. But in real time, he seems less than familiar with the country and the challenges it faces. At the Republican Jewish Coalition forum, he mangled the pronunciation of “Hamas,” making it sound like “hummus.” More substantively, the speech he delivered – awkwardly, from notes – appeared to suggest that if only Fatah and Hamas learned to get along, peace would be achievable. Controversy Carson earned rebukes from much of the Jewish establishment last year when he suggested that gun control was in part responsible for the Holocaust. He refused to stand down. READ: Ben Carson is a Seventh-day Adventist. Here’s why it matters John Kasich, 63, Ohio governor Jewish cohorts Kasich has friends of longstanding in Ohio’s Jewish community, including Brad Kastan, a financial advisor; Albert Ratner, the scion of a family of Ohio real estate magnates; Gary Heiman, a textile industry executive, and Jay Schottenstein, whose family is listed as the 100th most wealthy by Forbes for its fashion business. The state’s governor delivered an emotional eulogy at the 2014 funeral of Gordon Zacks, heir to a footwear fortune and a prominent pro-Israel advocate who hosted Kasich on an Israel tour. A congressman from 1983-2001, Kasich is friendly with Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet dissident and now the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and frequently drops his name. Kasich pushed for the building of a Holocaust memorial in Columbus, the state capital. Stance on Israel Kasich, like the other Republicans in the race, has blamed the Obama administration for the tensions between the governments; unlike many of the others, he has not committed to moving the embassy to Jerusalem, and has said that scrapping the Iran nuclear plan would be foolish, however misbegotten it is. Controversy Kasich, addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition forum, delivered an encomium to Jewish friendship that may have seemed in place among his many Jewish friends in Ohio, but that raised eyebrows as trading in stereotypes – however flattering — in a national setting. “My mother told me one time, I was a very young man, she said, ‘Johnny if you want to look for a very good friend, get somebody who’s Jewish,’” he said. He has also proposed creating a “Department of Judeo-Christian Values,” while struggling to explain what that means, and has taken to berating Jewish reporters about their shul attendance. Chris Christie, 53, New Jersey governor Jewish cohorts C’mon – he’s from Jersey! Seriously, Christie’s best-known Jewish connection is also notorious for being the wealthiest Jewish Wall Streeter who does not give to Jewish causes: Hedge Fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen, who is one of Christie’s national finance chairmen. Other national finance chairmen include Jeff Fox of St. Louis, whose father, Sam Fox, was a major George W. Bush backer and a past chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition; and Bill Kilberg of the Washington suburbs in northern Virginia, a major donor to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Stance on Israel Christie, like every other GOP candidate, says Obama has poisoned the relationship, and this month promised that one of his first acts as president would be to squirrel Netanyahu away for a weekend and let him vent about the previous eight years. He has said he would also ask his aides how best to get out of the Iran nuclear deal. Controversy Christie, speaking in Las Vegas in 2014 to the Republican Jewish Coalition, used the term “occupied territories.” Mort Klein, the Zionist Organization of America president, upbraided him for the heresy on the spot, and later the same day, Christie apologized to Adelson, whose Venetian resort hotel was the venue for the event. THE DEMOCRATS Bernie Sanders, 74, Vermont senator Jewish cohorts Sanders is Jewish and spent time on a kibbutz with his first (Jewish) wife, although which kibbutz, no one has been able to determine, despite arduous efforts by Jewish journalists. Not long after his Israel sojourn, Sanders moved to Vermont, where he became best friends with two Jewish guys – philosopher Richard Sugarman [who is, reportedly, an “unapologetic Zionist” who is , “left of center on every issue ‘except Israel’.”] and Huck Gutman, a professor of literature at the University of Vermont with a fondness for Yehuda Amichai [an Israeli poet who fought in several of Israel’s wars]. Stance on Israel Since his days as mayor of Burlington in the 1980s, Sanders has been unstinting both in his criticism of Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians and his support of Israel’s right to exist and defend itself. He backed the Iran nuclear deal. Controversy Sanders’ older brother, Larry, based in Oxford, England, last year tweeted “yes” to whether he supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, against Israel and favors dismantling Israel’s weapons of mass destruction. Bernie Sanders’ campaign won’t comment, but, brothers, right? [Much more at Where does Bernie Sanders, the Jewish candidate for president, stand on Israel? At a town hall in Cabot, Vermont, during last summer’s Gaza war, a constituent commended Sanders for not signing onto a Senate resolution that solely blamed Hamas for the conflict, but wondered if he would “go further.” “Has Israel overreacted? Have they bombed U.N. facilities? The answer is yes, and that is terribly, terribly wrong,” Sanders said. “On the other hand – and there is another hand – you have a situation where Hamas is sending missiles into Israel – a fact – and you know where some of those missiles are coming from. They’re coming from populated areas; that’s a fact. Hamas is using money that came into Gaza for construction purposes – and God knows they need roads and all the things that they need – and used some of that money to build these very sophisticated tunnels into Israel for military purposes.” Hecklers interrupted, some shouting epithets. “Excuse me, shut up, you don’t have the microphone,” Sanders said. “You asked the question, I’m answering it. This is called democracy. I am answering a question and I do not want to be disturbed.” As mayor of Burlington, Vermont, in 1988, Sanders was asked if he backed then-candidate for president Jesse Jackson’s support for the Palestinians during the first intifada. Sanders excoriated what he depicted as Israeli brutality as well as Arab extremism. “What is going on in the Middle East right now is obviously a tragedy, there’s no question about it. The sight of Israeli soldiers breaking the arms and legs of Arabs is reprehensible. The idea of Israel closing down towns and sealing them off is unacceptable,” he said at a news conference, according to video unearthed by Alternet writer Zaid Jilani. “You have had a crisis there for 30 years, you have had people at war for 30 years, you have a situation with some Arab countries where there are still some Arab leadership calling for the destruction of the State of Israel and the murder of Israeli citizens.” Sanders said the United States should exercise the prerogative it has as an economic power. “We are pouring billions of dollars in arms into Arab countries. We have the clout to demand they and Israel, who we’re also heavily financing, to begin to sit down and work out a sensible solution to the problem which would guarantee the existence of the State of Israel and which would also protect Palestinian rights,” he said.] READ: The Jewish Bernie Sanders only Vermonters know Hillary Rodham Clinton, former secretary of state, former senator from New York, former first lady Jewish cohorts Like Trump, Clinton has a Jewish son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, an investment banker whose mother, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, then a Democratic congresswoman from Pennsylvania, provided the critical vote in 1993 that passed President Bill Clinton’s first budget. In Clinton’s world, with its layers of loyalties, this is as tight as it gets. [Chelsea’s father-in-law was served five years in prison for a “Nigerian” scam]. Bill and Hillary Clinton were accruing Jewish fans even before they moved to Arkansas as a couple. Bill Clinton had a Jewish fan base as the state’s governor and attracted Jewish supporters when he ran for president in 1992, many who remain loyal to Hillary Clinton. She also has cornered the party’s Jewish fundraisers, and her rival for Jewish loyalty in 2009, Barack Obama, has given his blessing to his Jewish supporters to back Clinton this election. Her most prominent backer may be Haim Saban, the Israeli-American entertainment magnate. One of her closest and most loyal advisers is Martin Indyk, whom she met during her husband’s presidential campaign when Indyk headed the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a think tank he had spun off from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Indyk, a veteran of the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts of both the Clinton and Obama administrations, is now vice president at the Brookings Institution. Stance on Israel Clinton has ties with Israel dating back to her days as first lady of Arkansas, when she adopted an Israeli early education program for the state. Since quitting as Obama’s first secretary of state, she has broadly embraced his quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace as well as his Iran policy – indeed, she now credits herself as one of the architects of both policies – but she has also emphasized subtle differences. Clinton has suggested she was not comfortable with making settlements a key point of contention between the Obama and Netanyahu governments, and she says she would closely monitor Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. Controversy Despite her closeness to Israel, Clinton’s decades in the spotlight mean every inflection has come under microscopic examination. Paul Fray, who managed her husband’s failed 1974 congressional race, says she called him a “f—ing Jew bastard” on election night, although he also acknowledges the Clintons did not know at the time that he was one-eighth Jewish. The Clintons deny any such exchange. Clinton was the first official in her husband’s government to speak openly about the prospect of a Palestinian state. As first lady, Clinton embraced Suha Arafat, the wife of the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat, after Suha Arafat delivered a speech accusing Israel of poisoning children. Clinton, who was listening to a simultaneous translation, claims she missed that passage. When last year, Clinton’s private emails were dumped as part of an investigation into her privacy practices while she was secretary of state, it was revealed that one of her Jewish advisers, Sidney Blumenthal, to whom she remains fiercely loyal, kept sending her anti-Israel screeds by his son, Max. Clinton occasionally complimented Max Blumenthal’s writing to Sidney – but there is no evidence she took any of his son’s advice. READ: Throughout Hillary Clinton’s life and career, US Jews have been close at hand THE UNLIKELYS Rick Santorum, former Republican Senator for Pennsylvania, talked Iran sanctions way before it was fashionable, but on Muslims, is even more prone than Trump to sweeping generalizations. Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO, and a Republican, at times sounds like she has Netanyahu on speed dial, but has also been in the sticky position of defending HP sales to Iran. Mike Huckabee, the former Republican Arkansas governor, is perhaps the candidate who has most frequently visited Israel, leading tours there for evangelical Christians. He is also probably the most pronouncedly opposed candidate to a two-state solution, and is unafraid of Holocaust metaphors to attack his opponents. Jim Gilmore, the former Virginia governor, a Republican, answered the kishkes question and also took a crash course on Holocaust films. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., began his congressional career calling for cuts in defense assistance to Israel, but then got himself some Talmud study. Martin O’Malley, the former Democratic governor of Maryland, signed bills sanctioning Iran and conditioning business with a French rail company on its accounting for its Nazi-era collaboration. He is backed by Howard Friedman, a past American Israel Public Affairs Committee president."
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"New York (CNN Business) On Sunday, Ford will announce what is possibly the biggest change ever in the 55-year history of the Mustang. The automaker will unveil a vehicle bearing the Mustang brand that's not a two-door car. Called the Ford Mustang Mach-E, it's a fully electric crossover SUV that will wear the Mustang's chrome pony. Ford has apparently learned from brands like Porsche, Lamborghini and Jeep that even ardent fans will forgive the use of a brand name on a once-unthinkable type of vehicle. That's as long as the new vehicle maintains some core aspects of the original and as long as the original vehicle that made the brand carries on as well. Ford provided this teaser image of the crossover SUV before Sunday's launch. For instance, Porsche fans were once outraged by the Cayenne SUV . But because Porsche still makes sports cars like the 911 and the Cayenne can credibly claim to be "the Porsche of SUVs," the brand remains strong. Likewise, Jeep has been able to make crossover SUVs that will rarely leave pavement as long as those crossovers are available in tough "Trail Rated" versions and Jeep keeps making the ultra-rugged Wrangler. Read More"
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"Story highlights Toys "R" Us Canada is searching for a new chief play officer Alex Thorne, 13, is stepping down (CNN) Retirement isn't usually part of a growing child's life, but Alex Thorne's life is far from ordinary. Come December 31, Alex will not only be celebrating his 14th birthday, he's stepping down from his position as chief play officer for Toys "R" Us Canada. Alex, of Pickering, Ontario, became the fourth kid to take the job of CPO after winning a competition in 2013 organized by the Canadian division of the toy company. During his tenure, Alex has played with "hundreds and hundreds" of toys, deciding what's hot and what's not in toys targeting all age groups and genders. Alex Thorne has held the tough job of chief play officer for Toys "R" Us Canada. "There are some toys I test that are really for toddlers so, personally, they don't appeal to me. But I can definitely see how I would like them if I was younger," he said. Read More"
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"British scientists have identified a way in which Salmonella, the bacteria that cause typhoid fever and gastroenteritis, inactivate immune defenses in human cells. One way in which human cells fight off infections is by engulfing the smaller bacterial cells and then attacking them with toxic enzymes contained in small packets called lysosomes. Lysosomes constantly need to be replenished with fresh enzymes that are generated from a factory within human cells. These enzymes are carried from the factory along a dedicated transport pathway. After dropping off new enzymes at lysosomes, the transport carriers are sent back to the factory to pick up new enzymes. A study, published in the journal Science, shows that Salmonella protects itself from this attack by depleting the supply of toxic enzymes. The researchers found that after Salmonella bacteria have been engulfed by the cell, but before they are killed, Salmonella injects a protein that prevents the cell from recycling the transport carriers between the factory and the lysosome. This means that Salmonella effectively cuts off the supply line of the enzymes that would otherwise kill it. As a result, the enzymes get re-routed out of the cell and the lysosomes lose their potency. Salmonella is then able to exploit the disarmed lysosomes by feeding off the nutrients they contain. “This seems to be a very effective way for these harmful bacteria to interfere with our cell’s defense mechanisms, and then exploit the defective lysosomes to their own benefit,” explained Prof David Holden of the Imperial College London’s Department of Medicine and MRC Center for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection, senior author of the study. “Our challenge now is to understand in greater detail how the injected Salmonella protein works at the molecular level, and to exploit our findings to develop more effective vaccines. This is especially important since many Salmonella strains are now resistant to antibiotics,” Prof Holden concluded. _______ Bibliographic information: Kieran McGourty et al. Salmonella Inhibits Retrograde Trafficking of Mannose-6-Phosphate Receptors and Lysosome Function. Science, vol. 338, no. 6109, pp. 963-967; doi: 10.1126/science.1227037"
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"Democrat Andrew Gillum is the first black nominee from any major party for governor of Florida. | Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP elections Gillum hits back at Trump after president calls him ‘a thief’ Tallahassee Mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum hit back at President Donald Trump on Monday, after Trump called Gillum a “thief” in an inflammatory tweet. “In Florida there is a choice between a Harvard/Yale educated man named @RonDeSantisFL who has been a great Congressman and will be a great Governor - and a Dem who is a thief and who is Mayor of poorly run Tallahassee, said to be one of the most corrupt cities in the Country!” Trump tweeted on Monday morning, without providing any evidence of crimes. Soon after, Gillum called out Trump on Twitter. “On Twitter there is a choice between having the courage to @ the person you are trash talking, or not. @realDonaldTrump is howling because he’s weak. Florida, go vote today.” On Twitter there is a choice between having the courage to @ the person you are trash talking, or not. @realDonaldTrump is howling because he's weak. Florida, go vote today. https://t.co/I8uOokptJA — Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 29, 2018 The race for Florida’s governor is one of several nationally watched elections this November. Gillum is the first black nominee from any major party for governor of Florida, and discussions of race and corruption have figured prominently in the election. Trump’s tweet comes as a federal corruption probe circles Tallahassee, and DeSantis has frequently accused Gillum of improperly receiving gifts while mayor. Morning Score newsletter Your guide to the permanent campaign — weekday mornings, in your inbox. Email Sign Up By signing up you agree to receive email newsletters or alerts from POLITICO. You can unsubscribe at any time. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. DeSantis has been accused of exploiting coded racist language during his campaign, and Gillum accused Republicans of thinly veiled racist language when tying him to the corruption probe. DeSantis has also been criticized for failing to disclose all records related to more than $145,000 in taxpayer money he used to fund travel as a congressman, the Naples Daily News reported."
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"Komend jaar moet het de Piratenpartij eindelijk lukken om de felbegeerde Tweede Kamerzetel binnen te halen. Dat is het algemene gevoel bij het tweedaagse congres dit weekeinde van de partij. “Er is nu echt meer aandacht voor privacy dan een paar jaar geleden”, zegt Dave Borghuis uit Enschede, die zondag een plekje op de kandidatenlijst hoopt te krijgen. Hij noemt de namen van Edward Snowden en Julian Assange, die op de shirts van menig Piraat langskomen. De partij heeft zich ook verbreed, vindt Borghuis. “Ons programma is inmiddels breder dan dat van de PVV”. Een andere troefkaart: lijsttrekker Ancilla van de Leest. Dit 31-jarige voormalig fotomodel trad de afgelopen maanden al veelvuldig op in de media en “kan ons verhaal goed voor het voetlicht brengen”, aldus Borghuis. Vlak voor aanvang zijn in evenementencentrum NUtrecht de voorbereidingen op het congres van de Piratenpartij Nederland nog in volle gang. Een klein clubje vrijwilligers versiert kraampjes met donkerpaarse Piratenvlaggen. Links in een hoekje zitten een aantal jongens achter hun laptops mee te doen aan een hackathon, een online evenement waarin softwareontwikkelaars ideeën uitwisselen. Het is voor het eerst in haar zesjarige geschiedenis dat de Piratenpartij een heus partijcongres organiseert. De partij, die zich met name profileert op privacy en digitale veiligheid, doet bij de Tweede Kamerverkiezingen van maart aanstaande voor de derde keer een gooi naar een zetel. Bij de verkiezingen van 2010 en 2012 kwam de partij, die internationaal in verschillende (regio)parlementen is vertegenwoordigd, stemmen tekort. De Piraten kregen vier jaar geleden ruim 30.000 stemmen, wat toen bijna de helft was van het aantal stemmen dat nodig was voor een zetel. In 2014 slaagde de partij erin een zetel te winnen in stadsdeel Amsterdam-West en kreeg daarmee voor het eerst een vertegenwoordiger in de Nederlandse politiek. Maar in de huidige landelijke peilingen staat de partij op nul zetels. Rien Zilvold Op het congres komen op deze eerste dag naar schatting zo’n honderd tot honderdvijftig man af. De partij heeft bij aanvang van het congres 917 leden. Onder de aanwezigen zijn allerlei soorten mensen: mannen op leeftijd met brillen en lang haar - types die je wellicht bij de Piratenpartij verwacht - en vooral veel jonge mensen, van hacker tot student. Er zijn allerlei workshops en lezingen over onderwerpen zo divers als het vrijhandelsverdrag TTIP, illegaliteit en het octrooirecht. Verder stelden de leden aan het einde van de zaterdag het verkiezingsprogramma vast, waarna - hoe kan het anders - Piraatbier wordt gedronken. ‘Voor een vrije informatiesamenleving’ Dat programma focust inderdaad sterk op privacy en digitale burgerrechten. De Piratenpartij wil een verbod op de ongevraagde verkoop van persoonlijke informatie, het stopzetten van preventief fouilleren en minder cameratoezicht. Het bestuur moet transparanter worden gemaakt door het openbaar maken van alle overheidsdocumentatie en de partij, die de slogan ‘Voor een vrije informatiesamenleving voert’, wil meer rechtstreekse invloed van de burger op de politiek door online inspraakfora en burgertoppen. De Piraten zijn verder voor het hervormen van het auteursrecht en staan ook voor een zeer liberaal drugsbeleid en willen legalisering van softdrugs en regulering van de productie en handel in andere drugs. Opinieonderzoeker Peter Kanne, werkzaam voor peilingbureau I&O Research, denkt dat de Piratenpartij met hun thema’s “een onderstroom in de samenleving te pakken hebben”. Hij zegt in een telefoongesprek daags voor het congres dat de partij zeker een zetel kan halen, maar denkt dat zij “een digitale ramp nodig hebben om door te breken”. “Mensen voelen de gebrekkige digitale veiligheid te weinig aan den lijve”, aldus de onderzoeker. Dat de partij vooral om één onderwerp draait is juist goed volgens Kanne, die wijst op partijen als 50Plus en de Partij voor de Dieren. Maar een breed thema als digitale veiligheid is niet altijd even makkelijk te politiseren, zegt Kanne. “Je hebt ook een leider nodig die dat in goede soundbites kan vatten”. ‘Crisis achter de rug’ Die taak is de komende maanden weggelegd voor de in juni gekozen lijsttrekker Ancilla van de Leest. Zij kreeg een paar weken geleden haar vuurdoop toen het partijbestuur uit onvrede over haar leiderschapsstijl opstapte en lid werd van Forum voor Democratie, de nieuwe partij van publicist Thierry Baudet. Van de Leest kreeg het verwijt het partijbestuur buitenspel te zetten en alles binnen de partij met haar eigen vertrouwelingen te bepalen. De lijsttrekker wuift de kritiek op het congres weg. “Zij zijn gevraagd te vertrekken, we hebben dit probleem met z’n allen opgelost. Deze crisis is achter de rug”, aldus Van de Leest in een interview op het congres. De lijsttrekker heeft zin in de campagne en denkt dat drie Kamerzetels haalbaar is en gaat uit van minstens één. “Het is vooral zaak onze achterban te mobiliseren en dat we ons verder richten op mensen die nu niet stemmen omdat ze teleurgesteld zijn in de huidige politiek.” Kanne geeft de mediagenieke Van de Leest een goede kans. “Het is wel zaak de Piraten nu de rijen sluiten, je moet niet blijven ruziën. Anders kun je als kleine partij wel inpakken.”"
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"The Ghosts of Flight 191 Judith and Sheldon Wax were local literary figures — she an author, he a top editor at Playboy. Forty years ago this month, they and 269 other people boarded a plane to Los Angeles. What happened next haunts Chicago to this day. As the plane plunged downward, it kept rotating — past the point of perpendicular, 112 degrees now — toward a sickening almost belly-up position. Twenty seconds into the flight, Dillard’s earlier decision to decrease speed — as called for in such emergencies — had unintentionally put the plane into a stall. Slowly, the plane began to rotate to the left 60 degrees, then a full 90 degrees, as the seat-belted passengers tilted atop one another. In the tower, Rucker was less understated. “Look at this! Look at this!” he shouted to others in the control room, his voice captured on his headset radio. “He blew up an engine! Equipment. We need equipment. He blew an engine.” Knowing he’d lost one of his three engines but unable to see precisely what had happened, Dillard slowed the aircraft and put it into a steep climb. For a few moments, the wings leveled, and then … Watching from an O’Hare tower, Edward Rucker, the air traffic controller charged with tracking 191’s departure, had noticed something both extraordinary and terrifying just before takeoff: The jet’s left engine had broken loose, tumbled over one of the wings, then smashed onto the runway with a bounce and a skid. A failure analyst for Standard Oil, Warke was also a shutterbug. He had his 35 mm camera on his lap, figuring he might snap a few photos of planes taking off. Spotting Flight 191 starting its run, he brought the camera to his eye. As the jumbo jet accelerated, he saw a flash, followed by a trail of white smoke pouring from the plane as it neared liftoff. What was that? he wondered. Did that jet just hit a vehicle? Something had happened. The jet, now almost 7,000 feet down the runway, heaved itself sluggishly into the air. Warke started clicking his camera. For a few moments, it looked like everything was OK. The jet’s wings leveled as it climbed to a few hundred feet. But when it began to bank severely, Warke knew the plane was damaged and in trouble. He could barely speak. Almost simultaneously, on a runway nearby, William Warke’s flight was touching down. From his window seat, he watched the landscape spool by: the crisscrossing runways and darting luggage trucks, the beacon-waving ground crew, earmuffs clamped to their heads. At 3:01 p.m., the DC-10 paused for an incoming plane. A minute later, Walter Lux, the 52-year-old captain, got the go-ahead to take off: The DC-10’s engines whined to life, the metallic shriek rising and falling like the revving of an enormous dental drill. Eleven minutes behind schedule for a 2:45 p.m. departure, the plane pushed back from the gate, then bumped across the bridge spanning O’Hare’s access road. The plane nosed its way to the end of its assigned runway, 32 Right, and there stood trembling with restrained power. In addition to Shel and Judy, two other Playboy staffers had decided to take American Flight 191 that afternoon. One was Mary Sheridan, a director with the company’s international publications division. The other was fiction editor Vicky Chen Haider. It would be one of first times she’d be away from her 1-year-old son, Sean, who was with her husband, Syed, visiting family in Texas. Also on the flight: music manager Leonard Stogel, who handled the Cowsills and Tommy James and the Shondells, among other groups; scientist Itzhak “Ben” Bentov, inventor of the steerable cardiac catheter; and Francis Gemme, president of Children’s Press in Chicago. And so it was on a clear, bright Friday that the couple arrived at O’Hare International Airport. They checked their bags, walked together to Gate K-5, and, along with 256 other passengers, buckled into their bucket seats, which were arranged mostly in rows of nine, broken up by two aisles, in the wide-bodied jumbo jet. “Watch,” he replied. “It just makes me nervous. I think this is an invention we could do without.” Shel wasn’t as nervous about flying as his wife, but he wasn’t entirely comfortable either, despite having frequently made the trip from Chicago to L.A. to huddle with Hef and scout new writing talent. He confessed as much to Tribune columnist Bob Greene, whom Shel once ran into on a flight home. When the captain would click on his mic and invite passengers to watch the takeoff on a closed-circuit screen at the front of the cabin, as American Airlines did in those days, Shel would look away. Ensconced in a Victorian townhouse on North Cleveland Avenue, they were not a socialite couple. The closest they came was Judy’s lunches at the Brewery on Broadway with a group of friends who called themselves — “with conscious irony” — the Old Girls’ Network. Nor did the Waxes consider themselves a literary power couple — though Shel saw his position as managing editor at Playboy, where “he was a traffic cop over a bunch of very talented, unruly editors” as his dream job, says Barbara Nellis, one of those editors. He had joined the magazine in 1960, at the start of its heyday, working as an associate editor before becoming managing editor in 1972. The day of the L.A. flight, Shel, ever scrupulous, called one of the Playboy staffers, David Standish, just before leaving for the airport, a last-second prodding of the articles editor to make deadline on a story. They were married within two years. He was cerebral: “His idea of passionate declaration is, ‘I like you more than life itself,’ ” wrote Judy. She, on the other hand, ran hot, given at times to “virulent attacks of sentimentality.” For one of the couple’s annual Valentine’s Day parties, she dressed their dog as Cupid. For herself, she created a red-and-white ruffle-necked dress, complete with an “under-the-bosom sash that cries out for Tricia Nixon.” Shel (“my wise-ass valentine”) suggested hanging her in the window so guests could play “Guess Which Is the Hostess and Which Are the Draperies.” They had met in 1949 when Judy was an 18-year-old freshman at Syracuse University and Shel was a senior, a 22-year-old ex-GI from Brooklyn “whose eyebrows,” Judy marveled, “looked just like Tyrone Power’s.” They were in love from the start, partly because of their shared intellectual tastes. (“Went out with someone WONDERFUL! His name is Sheldon Wax, and we talked about Khafke all evening!” Judy wrote on a postcard to her mother, apparently too excited to spell the absurdist novelist’s name correctly.) Judith Wax, snooper, mother, dreamer, wore a bob with bangs that framed a face bearing a resemblance to one of her contemporaries, Jane Fonda. “Voracious, greedy, insatiable, in the best sense of those words” is how one friend characterized her. And no doubt those qualities drew Sheldon to her. His silvered hair was habitually combed to the side, and his thick eyebrows and plump mustache contributed to his perpetual expression of wry amusement, which matched his buttoned-up, old-school, Elements of Style inclination. Shel, 51, could not have been more delighted by his wife’s late-blooming success as a writer. She scored big with her very first effort: a Chaucerian send-up of the Watergate scandal called “The Waterbury Tales.” Original and cleverly cutting, the piece was published in both Time and the New Republic, as well as newspapers around the country. She suddenly found herself in demand as an essayist, writing for publications ranging from the New York Times to Newsweek. The month before her trip to Los Angeles, she’d published the second of two articles for Chicago about her adventures as a serial eavesdropper, showcasing her witty, dexterous prose. “You’d hate dining out with me,” she wrote. “I am, it seems, consigned by an obsessional neurosis to go through life with my ear as the next table’s centerpiece.” Not to worry. Judy would go, despite feeling sick and despite suffering from a fear of flying so bad that her “head trembled,” as she described it, from takeoff to landing. This was too important. For the better part of two decades, she had longed to be a writer. Being a “hearthkeeper” (Judy’s word) and raising her two children, Claudia and Paul, had consumed much of her time. But it was her self-doubt that had kept her from doing, she stated in Starting in the Middle, “what I most feared, desperately wanted, and never had the nerve to try.” It had been only five years since she’d taken the leap: At age 42, when her son joined the Hare Krishna movement and her daughter went to college, Judy “went to the typewriter,” as she put it. Thus, the gentle encouragement of her friend Christine Newman over the phone that Thursday night: “You should go.” Newman would be there. A fact-checker at Playboy who would later work as a literary editor at Chicago magazine, Newman had booked a morning flight from Chicago to L.A. to beat the long registration lines and get the lay of the land before the conference started in the afternoon. Judith Wax felt under the weather. It was an unfortunate bit of timing, given her plans for the following afternoon, Friday, May 25, 1979. Along with her husband, Sheldon, she was taking a trip to Los Angeles for the American Booksellers Association convention, one of the biggest publishing events of the year. More important to her, she was not going as a plus-one of her beloved Shel, who, as managing editor of Playboy magazine, made the trip each year. At 47, she was going as a bona fide author with a bona fide hit of her own. Her first book, the memoir Starting in the Middle (a rumination on middle age that “polishes the pearls of anxiety,” as Kirkus Reviews described it), had been published just a few weeks earlier and had already earned a measure of commercial and critical success. Having ascended the local bestsellers list, it was beginning to attract national attention. Bidding for paperback rights had begun. In a frozen corner of a park at an intersection in Des Plaines, he stood blowing into his hands before a knee-high wall made of bricks, each of which bore a name — his friends, some of them. In the distance, blue-gray against the gauzy white of a February day, the long body of a passenger jet floated up like a phantom, nosing its way into the pale sky, climbing, climbing, and vanishing. But the man, hands in his pockets now, was looking down and didn’t notice. He was a ghost, in a way, the walking dead. Only he wasn’t dead, though he should have been, or would have been but for his own prescience. Laurence Gonzales was part of a new breed hired at Playboy — young, brash, aggressive. He wore bell-bottoms and open shirts, long hair and sideburns, a look that nettled Sheldon Wax — he of the crisply ironed white shirt and tie and the by-the-book grammar and the original “men’s entertainment” ethos that had formed the foundation of Hugh Hefner’s empire — but also amused him. “We all smoked dope and wore jeans,” recalls Standish, another in that group. “We were pushing for harder stories and pushing against Vietnam and [pressing for articles about] the sexual revolution and a lot of social and cultural issues that all of us in our early to mid-20s believed in.” Shel, he says, “would just look at us like, Oh God. But we were performing well enough that he liked our work. He just didn’t love our style.” Gonzales arrived as a 24-year-old staff writer in 1972, the year Shel became managing editor, and climbed the ladder to become articles editor. He left Playboy in 1978 to pursue writing full-time but still had a close relationship with the magazine and continued to write for it. In fact, it was Shel who urged Gonzales, who was 31 by now, to join him at the L.A. book conference. And Gonzales had good reason: His first book, Jambeaux, a novel loosely based on his experiences as a musician, was coming out that fall. Before Gonzales committed, however, he did what he always did: He looked up what type of jet they’d be flying. While at Playboy, Gonzales had become fascinated with airplane disasters — in particular, two involving McDonnell Douglas’s DC-10. One, just outside Paris in 1974, killed all 346 on board after a cargo door blew out, collapsing the cabin floor and severing the hydraulics that allowed the pilots to steer. A similar blowout had happened two years earlier, though that crippled plane was able to land. Gonzales’s interest stemmed from his father, Federico, the son of a Mexican immigrant who served as a B-17 bomber pilot during World War II. When the wing of his plane was shot off by German antiaircraft fire, 27,000 feet up in the air, he miraculously survived the crash, though most of his bones were broken and he was taken prisoner. His son was nevertheless drawn to the cockpit and started flying in 1973 — two years before he wrote his first piece on aviation safety for Playboy. He even trained as an instructor but never bothered to take the certification test. So the de facto expert’s response to Shel when he learned that Flight 191 was a DC-10? “I’m not going to get on that plane.” “You’ve been reading too much crap,” Shel said. What Gonzales had been reading about the DC-10 was not crap. Specifically, he’d learned how McDonnell Douglas was in dire financial straits and had set up an incentive program to save money at virtually any cost. No thanks. He’d stay home. That Friday afternoon in May 1979, Gonzales was giving a former Playboy colleague a lift when the first news report came over the radio: A plane had crashed not far from O’Hare. Gonzales raced home and turned on the television to discover that it was an American Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles. The fire was still raging at the crash site, a field in Des Plaines just behind a trailer park. “Holy shit,” Gonzales blurted to his wife. And then: “Was that the flight that Shel and Judy and Vicky and Mary were on?” Gonzales grabbed his car keys. Christine Newman, already in Los Angeles, was oblivious to the crash for much of the day — so much so that she didn’t notice that conference organizers had quietly taken down a poster for Judy’s book. When she finally made it to her hotel room, she turned on the TV. The images flickered by in an unending stream of horror: firefighters and rescue workers walking through a hellscape of smoking rubble, small red, yellow, and black flags flapping from four-foot-high metal stakes marking bodies and pieces of bodies. She felt a wave of shock, panic, disbelief, nausea, “like I was going insane,” she says. “When they started rolling the list of victims on TV, I just went berserk.” Judy. Shel. Dead. It just couldn’t be. The next thought: her parents. They would be wondering if she was on the flight. She picked up the hotel phone and dialed them in Tennessee. No, she told them, she had taken an earlier flight. She was alive. Flags marked the location of crash victims as firefighters searched the wreckage. Photo: Jay Needleman/Chicago Tribune Rushing to the scene in his BMW, Gonzales went first to the trailer park. News helicopters hovered overhead while rescue workers stood helplessly and ambulances waited for the nonexistent injured. Metal shards and flames had leveled one of the trailers, and Gonzales spotted a massive piece of the fuselage, taller than he was, in the middle of the street. A police car pulled up near him. Gonzales produced a press pass. “I’m here to report on this,” he told the officers. It was the truth. Already he knew he would be writing about the disaster. “Well, get in,” one of the officers said. “We’ll take you over to the crash site.” Soon, Gonzales was gazing out at what had once been a verdant field of grass and scrub oak and cornflowers, now a 100-yard-wide swath of scorched earth that looked like it had been leveled by a napalm strike. He spotted the half-collapsed husk of one of Flight 191’s engines, the silver and white of the turbine charred black. He saw the wheel assembly, likewise seared and smoldering. Mayor Jane Byrne described the crash scene as “probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen.” The smell of burning jet fuel and flesh, “like ancient lamp oil and burned insulation,” he would later write, filled his nostrils. Fire engines, their hoses deployed, appeared and vanished like giant red ghosts in the smoke. Every emergency vehicle within 50 miles must be here, he thought. By now, the fire was under control. He stayed just on the fringe, looking in disbelief and wondering, for the first time, how many had died on this spot. Hundreds. Including his friends. All there. In newsrooms around the country, the numbers coming in were grim: The crash had killed all 258 passengers and 13 crew members on board and two more people on the ground. It was the worst aviation accident in U.S. history and remains so today. Three months later, long after investigators had recovered the fragments they needed, Gonzales returned to the crash site. No grass had grown there. Thousands of pounds of kerosene will do that. “If you look closely,” he wrote in Playboy, “you can see that thousands upon thousands of pieces of white wire are embedded in the rich, black mud that sticks to your shoes as you walk along. The strands are buried deeply, as if by unimaginable force, and when you pull on them, bits of metal come out of the ground. … There are rivets and bolts, nuts and doublers and a few hefty remnants as big as a man’s hand. Suddenly, it dawns on you that this is not merely a bald, scarred patch of mud.” It was a gravesite. Gonzales collected a few pieces. Not for himself. For Syed Haider, the husband of his friend Vicky, one of those bodies marked by a stake topped with a little flag. With all the horrors and tragedies that befall cities around the world, few such events remain seared in our memories. And so for many, the crash of Flight 191 may not be as indelible as, say, the Oklahoma City bombing or Hurricane Katrina. But for Chicagoans who were here then, it was traumatizing — and still haunts those directly affected. Jane Byrne, Chicago’s mayor at the time and one of the first officials on the scene, described it as “probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen.” “Sometimes you scream in silence,” Greene wrote in the Tribune three days after the crash. “Sheldon Wax … was a nice man, and I am trying not to think about the fact that he is not a living man anymore, but a collection of wretched, anonymous body parts sealed in a bag in a hangar at O’Hare that is serving as a temporary morgue.” In the days and weeks that followed, the city mourned. Memorial services were held. At one of them, five days after the crash, more than 300 people packed the Arts Club of Chicago, then housed at 109 East Ontario Street, to honor Judy and Sheldon Wax. Among them, Arthur Kretchmer, Playboy’s editorial director, paid tribute to Shel’s quirks, including how he was always singing the first stanza — and only the first stanza — to the jazz standard “The Carioca” at work: Say, have you seen a Carioca? It’s not a foxtrot or a polka It has a little bit of new rhythm, a blue rhythm that sighs Stanley J. Hallet, a Methodist minister who was friends with the couple, read a memo penned by Shel, subject line “Bureau of Missing Persons,” that seemed to perfectly capture his wryness: “Gee willikers, gang, here I am being beaten about the head because of the mountain of overtime charges the magazine has piled up due to lateness and when I look around in the morning for someone to discuss them with, I wind up talking to myself. Not that I don’t find the conversation brilliant, but I’d much prefer other voices in the room.” The memo ends: “You’d be surprised to discover how clean the air is at that hour.” A friend of Judy’s, Pat Rahmann, recalled her love of writing and a line she wrote that particularly struck Rahmann: “You can’t catch a disease worse than loneliness.” And then, closing the ceremony, a poem by Judy’s daughter, Claudia — “To My Mother and Father” — was read: In one unutterable second you have vanished and left me with more than I could want to have when knowing that I look a bit like both of you is suddenly enough Over the next few months, investigators pieced together what went wrong with Flight 191, including why the jet, capable of being flown with only two of its three engines, nonetheless went down after just 31 seconds in the air. The investigation culminated with the release of an accident report by the National Transportation Safety Board four days before Christmas of that year. Sabotage was ruled out. As was pilot error. Lux and Dillard had followed emergency procedures to the letter. As Gonzales would describe in his piece for Playboy, NTSB investigators concluded that the cause was a shortcut by American Airlines mechanics. Specifically, after an across-the-fleet replacement of a faulty engine pylon, they had used a forklift to reconnect engines to their wings, when a more precise crane was needed. The forklift, however, was faster and therefore cheaper. NTSB investigators concluded that the cause was a shortcut American Airlines mechanics had taken reattaching an engine. Eight weeks before the crash, workers had used a forklift on Flight 191’s left engine. Over time, with the vibrations of each flight, the extra stress from the procedural shortcut caused a small crack in the flange securing the engine to the wing. The crack eventually grew to nearly 13 inches. When the plane reached takeoff speed that day, the engine simply snapped off, rolling up and over the left wing. In the process, it ripped away part of the leading edge of the wing, cutting the hydraulic lines and power to vital instruments in the cockpit, including communications with the control tower and, most crucially, the stall warning. Had Lux and Dillard known the plane was stalling, they could have increased its speed the moment it began to roll, rather than following standard protocol, which called for them to slow the aircraft. During subsequent NTSB testing, not one of 13 pilots in simulations re-creating the circumstances was able to save the plane. In the aftermath, all U.S. DC-10 jets were grounded until the issues could be addressed. Eventually, McDonnell Douglas, which merged with Boeing in 1997, ended production of the jets because of a lack of demand. Laurence Gonzales at the memorial wall near the crash site Photo: Lucy Hewett The man, breath smoking, crunched through the snow to the northwest corner of Lee Street and Touhy Avenue. His hair was white now, and he wasn’t quite sure he was in the right place, but the longtime investigative journalist would not be discouraged. He wound up finding what he was looking for: the low wall of bricks bearing the names of the dead from Flight 191. It had been nearly 40 years since he’d stood on the edge of the field northwest of Runway 32R, driven the streets of the trailer park, noted the place where the grass no longer grew. But scarcely a day had gone by that he had not given thought to what happened here. The brick wall — half hidden by trees, the plaque at its center reading “We Remember Flight 191” — had appeared only relatively recently. It had taken more than 30 years for someone to come up with the idea, then two years of lobbying by an assistant principal and students in the 2010 sixth-grade class at Decatur Classical School in West Rogers Park to get the memorial approved. The assistant principal’s parents had been on the flight. The man, now 71, tried to find the bricks bearing the names of Judith and Sheldon Wax, but they were hidden by frozen snow. It was enough for him to be near the site. Feel it. Again. Still, it hit him. His name could easily have been on a brick. But he wasn’t thinking about that now, nor the flight that moved past overhead, just south of him, big enough, it seemed, to reach out and touch. The plane kept rising and then vanished."
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"Delhi metro services on Blue line briefly disrupted after girl jumps in front of approaching train: DMRC india Updated: Mar 22, 2019 14:36 IST Metro services on the Blue line was briefly disrupted on Friday after a girl allegedly jumped in front of an approaching train at Noida sector 16 station, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said. “Delay in service between Noida Electronic City and Dwarka Sector 21 after a girl jumped in front of an approaching train at Noida sector-16 heading towards Dwarka at around 10.45 am,” a DMRC spokesperson said. Services on all other lines remained unaffected, he said. “I could not make it to office on time since the metro services on my route was delayed for about 20 minutes,” said a commuter."
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"Απ’ τα ξημερώματα της Δευτέρας ήταν στην Αθήνα κι αφότου πέρασε τις ιατρικές εξετάσεις και υπέγραψε το νέο του συμβόλαιο, ήταν η ώρα να ανακοινωθεί η απόκτηση του Μπούι απ’ τον Παναθηναϊκό. Όπως κι έγινε, με τον Ολλανδό άσο να αποτελεί και τυπικά το νέο μεταγραφικό απόκτημα των πράσινων, που θα παίξει στην χώρα μας μέχρι το επόμενο καλοκαίρι ως δανεικός απ’ τη Γιουβέντους. Η ανακοίνωση της ΠΑΕ: «Η ΠΑΕ Παναθηναϊκός ανακοινώνει τη συμφωνία της με τον Ουασίμ Μπούι. Ο Ολλανδός μέσος θα αγωνιστεί στην ομάδα μας τη νέα σεζόν, όντας δανεικός από την Γιουβέντους». «Είμαι πολύ χαρούμενος που θα παίξω για ένα τόσο σημαντικό Σύλλογο όπως ο Παναθηναϊκός, έχω λοιπόν μεγάλο κίνητρο και θα δώσω τα πάντα για να βοηθήσω την ομάδα να πετύχει τους στόχους της στο τέλος της σεζόν αλλά και να βελτιωθώ κι εγώ ακόμα περισσότερο σε προσωπικό επίπεδο», ήταν τα πρώτα λόγια του Μπούι, μετά την υπογραφή του συμβολαίου του."
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"Tulsi Gabbard, 2020 presidential candidate, is closing in on the number of donations that she needs in order to qualify to participate in the Democratic debates. As of March 20, 2019, she has 40,456 donations, which leaves her needing just a little less than 25,000 more donations to participate in the DNC debates. In total, as of March 20, she needs 24,544 more donations in order to qualify for the debates. In a phone call with volunteers on March 18, Gabbard shared that they had 38,000 donors so far, Daniel Clark shared. Clark is a volunteer for Tulsi Gabbard and was also a delegate for Bernie Sanders in 2016. He ran for Congress in 2020. Just two days after Gabbard’s campaign shared the news, that number of donations that she had received had already increased by more than 2,000. The updated donation number has also been confirmed by Status Coup. Clark also noted in his video that Gabbard needs 65,000 unique donors, not donations, and she’s already met (or is close to meeting) the 20 state threshold that the DNC also requires. People interested in donating to Gabbard’s campaign can donate directly on her website here. Contribution amounts start at $5, but you can change the amount if you wish to donate more or less than the suggested amounts. The donations made at that link are through ActBlue and will be directed to Gabbard’s campaign. However, personal checks can also be mailed to Gabbard at: Tulsi Now, PO Box 75255, Kapolei, HI, 96707. Here’s a graphic being shared that shows just how many donations Gabbard’s campaign still needs. The DNC has changed the debate rules this year and is going to limit its presidential debates to 20 candidates, Politico reported. In order to qualify for the first debate, candidates must receive donations from 65,000 people in at least 20 states, FiveThirtyEight reported. This includes a minimum of 200 different donors in at least 20 states, NBC News clarified. Candidates can also qualify by polling with at least 1 percent in three “qualifying” polls. Previously the DNC relied solely on polling, but is changing the rules due to the large number of candidates this time around. If more than 20 candidates meet this requirement, then the DNC will give preference to candidates who meet both polling and fundraising requirements. Then the field will be further limited to those who are polling the highest, followed by those with the most unique donors, NBC noted. The first debate will be in June. As a result of these new rules, Gabbard has asked for donations as small as $1 in order for her to meet the debate requirements. The first debate in June will be hosted by NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo. The second debate in July will be hosted by CNN. The debates may feature back-to-back nights with candidates separated into two groups, but only a total of 20 will be able to participate, The Hill noted. You can stay updated on Tulsi Gabbard news written by this article’s author by joining the email list here and choosing the Bernie Sanders and Tulsi category."
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"View Transcript Transcript Wally The Economist. Dilbert: I wonder if you'll win the Nobel Prize for Economics. Man: There is no "Nobel Prize for Economics," you idiot! You mean The Sveriges Riksbank Prize In Memory of Alfred Nobel. Dilbert; Do we know you? Man: I'm Dick, from the Internet. Everyone knows me."
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"French luxury group Kering and Alibaba Group have established a joint task force to fight against counterfeiting on Alibaba’s online marketplaces. The deal, which was agreed last week, will see Kering drop its lawsuit against Alibaba and Alipay, the Ant Financial subsidiary that is part of Alibaba Group. Kering, which owns the luxury fashion brands Gucci and Saint Laurent, launched the legal action in 2015 accusing Alibaba of being complicit in the sale of counterfeit goods on its websites. This partnership will see the two companies work together to protect intellectual property in a bid to “provide the best consumer experience and a trusted environment”. According to a statement, “the companies have established a joint task force with the purpose of collaborating fully, exchanging useful information, and working closely with law enforcement bodies to take appropriate action against infringers of Kering’s brands identified with Alibaba’s advanced technology capabilities". Kering said it will continue to “vigorously enforce” the intellectual property rights of its brands “against individuals and third parties responsible for the production, distribution and sale of unauthorized materials in China and throughout the world”. The move comes in the same week that Kering’s Saint Laurent brand announced it would sell its products on Farfetch’s Greater China platform, which has launched in partnership with Alibaba rival JD.com. Farfetch has made clear that the ecommerce platform’s commitment to protecting brand’s intellectual property was a key factor behind its decision to partner with JD.com. The task force is the latest in a string of anti-counterfeiting initiatives launched by Alibaba, which includes the Alibaba Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance (AACA) which was established in partnership with brands such as Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Samsung and Mars. Alibaba recently claimed it seized more than three billion yuan of counterfeit goods in 2016, a figure more than double that of the previous year."
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"A yellow police tape marks the crime scene at a poultry processing plant in Jalan Batu Maung, Penang, where a family of four were shot dead at 2.45am today. ― Picture courtesy of the Penang police GEORGE TOWN, July 13 ― A family of four, including a two-year-old boy, was shot dead in an early morning incident at a poultry processing factory on Jalan Batu Maung here today. Penang police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Datuk Razaruddin Husain identified the victims as factory owner Toh Hock Choon, 50; his wife Tan Saw Sim, 55; and Tan’s son Chung Wah Thong. The toddler was Chung’s son. Razaruddin told reporters at the crime scene that the incident is believed to have happened about 2.45am, following an altercation between the factory owner and another stepson aged 32. The senior policeman believed the suspect shot the three adults first and turned on the child later when he came to check the commotion. “We believe when he shot the three victims, the two-year-old heard the commotion and came down the stairs where he too was shot,” he said. Malay Mail Online was able to obtain a recording of the news conference at the crime scene. Razaruddin said the police only knows the toddler by his nickname, Ah Bee, at the moment, and are looking to find his mother who lives in George Town. Initial investigations revealed that the suspected killer may be a drug addict and often argued with the victims. “A CCTV recording showed the suspect rummaging through things in the factory premises before he got into an argument with his stepfather,” Razaruddin said. “We believe he wanted to get money to get more drugs,” he added. A total of 11 bullet casings were found at the scene, and police believe 11 shots were fired at close range. The police have mounted a massive search for the suspect who is believed to be armed with a 9mm semi-automatic weapon. “He is believed to have shot the victims with the semi-automatic weapon and escaped in a Toyota Hilux with the plate number PLJ 7392,” Razaruddin said. He said patrol cars have been deployed in a massive hunt for the armed suspect and the borders have also been alerted. He appealed to the public to come forward if they have any information on the incident or the suspect. Editor’s note: An earlier report stated the child’s gender as female instead of male and has since been corrected. Malay Mail Online apologises for the mistake."
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""Ryan got six months probation and five public work days," a source told Radar. "He has random drug tests in between." Edwards, 30, showed up to Red Bank City Court in a pink button-down shirt without his supportive wife Mackenzie by his side. The legal trouble started when Maci Bookout 's baby daddy was hit with a citation on March 12, 2017. Police pulled him over during a traffic stop for expired registration. During the stop, an officer saw a hypodermic needle in an open backpack on the passenger seat "I asked Edwards if he had any medical conditions and he replied, 'No,'" the citation obtained from Red Bank City Court read. "I then asked why he had a hypodermic needle in his backpack and he replied, 'I don't know.' I told them that the vehicle will be searched and he should inform me if there are more and Edwards replied, 'Yes, probably." Cops confiscated 14 hypodermic needles, one of which was loaded with heroin, and a bag with a dark substance inside. "I asked Edwards what it was and he replied, 'It's heroin and I have a problem.'" Authorities also recovered two silver spoons with residue on them and a scale. The heroin was weighed and found to be 1.8 grams. He was issued a misdemeanor citation for simple possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia and expired registration. He pled guilty to the simple possession of heroin charge. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail. The sentence was suspended upon payment of a $750 fine and good behavior. He was ordered to take drug screenings for six months. The possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration offenses were dismissed. He entered rehab for heroin use after he was caught on camera slurring his words and falling asleep at the wheel while driving to his May wedding to wife Mackenzie. Edwards and wife have claimed he has remained sober since the stint But then on March 27, 2018, he was arrested for petition to revoke, which means breaking probation. Radar exclusively revealed he failed a court-ordered drug test on January 17, 2018. He tested positive for opiates and morphine in a urine sample. Edwards' drug of choice heroin is classified as an opiate "He failed the scheduled drug test," a source told Radar. "That is why they charged him with Petition to Revoke." "
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"ニュース 2016年01月01日 2016年に年女となる、1992年の申年生まれのグラビアアイドルたち。サルといえば、動物園のショーなどで愛嬌とひょうきんさで人々を楽しませてくれるが、それと同じようにグラビア界の申年女子たちも、持ち前のサービス精神で今年もファンを盛り上げてくれそうだ。 今年24歳となるグラドルの代表格的な存在といえば、篠崎愛だろう。昨年デビュー10周年を迎えた彼女は、愛くるしい顔立ちと似つかわしくない迫力満点のバストで「最強のロリ巨乳」とも呼ばれて高い人気を誇る。昨年は、もともと定評のあった歌唱力を生かして歌手活動も本格化させ、ソロ歌手としてアルバムをリリースした。テレビCMで伸びやかな歌声を披露した巨乳ナース姿が目に焼きついている人も多いことだろう。 篠崎はSNSへの投稿もマメで、プライベート感あふれるセクシーな自画撮り画像のほか、深夜にラーメンやカツ丼を食べる様子をアップした「飯テロ写真」も好評。豊満なスタイルが絶賛される彼女らしいファンサービスには今年も期待したいところだ。 そんな篠崎とはタイプが違い、175センチという高身長で大人びた魅力を放つのが、染谷有香だ。スレンダーなスタイルながらGカップという迫力のある胸を持つ彼女は「エロデカいグラドル」と言われ、グラビア界でもこれまでになかなかいなかった逸材として人気と知名度を高めている。 2015年は、多数のバラエティ番組にゲスト出演したほか、深夜のグラドル育成番組『ドラマ!7人のアイドルゴーゴー!』(テレビ朝日系)でドSキャラを発揮した染谷。ドスのきいた低い声で共演したグラドルたちを罵倒する姿にM心をくすぐられた男子も多かったようで、「染谷ちゃんに怒られたい」などの声が相次いだ。しかし、そんな個性とは裏腹に、雑誌のインタビューなどでは「男性との経験が1度もないんです」とバージンを公言しており、処女厨と呼ばれる人々からも注目を集める存在だ。 "
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"Die ursprünglich aus Südamerika stammenden Tiere verursachen erhebliche Schäden auf Raps und Getreideflächen. Vergrämungsversuche zeigten bisher keine Erfolge. Deshalb hatte das Biosphärenreservatsamt Schaalsee-Elbe wiederholt einen Antrag des Kreisbauernverbandes auf eine Manipulation der Gelege genehmigt. Dazu wurden die frisch gelegten noch gelben Eier teilweise mit Paraffin überzogen oder angebohrt. „Die aktuelle Entwicklung ist für mich Anlass prüfen zu lassen, ob weitere Möglichkeiten bestehen, mit denen wir dem Populationsanstieg entgegenwirken können“, so der Minister für Landwirtschaft und Umwelt Dr. Till Backhaus."
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"ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences Travellers lost nearly 1,000 items on the Tube — including golf clubs, shoes and underwear — during the busiest weekend of Christmas celebrations last year, data shows. Analysis showed 949 items were lost on the London Underground in two days, ranging from credit cards and wallets to hats and mobile phones. Partygoers are being urged to be careful of their belongings this weekend, as people finish work for the festive break. Today is widely known as Mad Friday — traditionally the last working Friday before Christmas when thousands of revellers go to pubs and bars. Data obtained from Transport for London by the home insurance company Policy Expert shows people lost 200 debit and credit cards, 62 hats, 54 mobile phones, 47 purses and wallets and three passports. Other lost items included footwear, which was found at Bond Street, earrings, which were lost at Cockfosters, and ear muffs at Rayners Lane. Underwear was left behind in Wood Green, while two golf clubs, 32 scarves and four suitcases also went missing. The stations where most items were lost last year were Hammersmith, Oxford Circus and King’s Cross. In total, just 120 items were claimed back. Adam Powell, Policy Expert’s operations director, said: “Thousands of people will celebrate the start of the Christmas break in the capital this weekend and whilst there is no need to dampen the festive spirit, Mad Friday revellers should keep a close eye on their personal belongings. “We carry hundreds of pounds of belongings on us when we go out and it could be an expensive ordeal should they disappear down the gap. Making sure you have away-from-home cover included in your home insurance policy can give you peace of mind that if something does go missing, you won’t be out of pocket.” Mad Friday, also known as Frantic Friday, is one of the busiest nights for the emergency services. On the equivalent Friday last year paramedics received 300 calls per hour. The emergency services usually station extra staff on the streets in anticipation."
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"It’s a crime so horrible that it’s hard to imagine. On Thursday, a man in Canggu cut off his wife’s left foot and attempted to cleave off her right foot as well. The attack occurred in front of the couple’s young children, who have now been sent to their grandmother in Singaraja for care. The woman, Putu (33), was attacked by her husband, identified as KAP (36) with a machete at their home. At some point, KAP started feeling remorse for his actions and took her to the local clinic for treatment. He has been detained by police and will undergo psychiatric testing. Putu, meanwhile, is in the hospital and her left leg has been operated on. Too little, too late. 由 Coconuts Bali 发布于 2017年9月6日 The Tribun Bali reports a family member saying that Putu was often physically abused by her husband; screenshots of WhatsApp conversations allege that he even put out cigarettes on her skin. Unfortunately, for people familiar with cases of domestic violence, this sort of incremental increase in violence is not uncommon. Domestic violence can begin mildly, through controlling behavior, but often escalates to physical trauma or even death. Family friends have said that Putu had long wanted to divorce her husband, and would often show up with bruises covering her body. Jenny Jusuf, a writer who knows a relative of Putu’s, said that “Putu’s family constantly talked her out of [getting a divorce]. They asked her to stay. The last time she asked them permission to get a divorce was just last week, and again, they advised her not to,” says Jenny. “Now, they regret it. Her mother cried, saying that if only they had let her get a divorce, she wouldn’t have become handicapped.” Worst of all, Jenny adds, “this is a very common issue here [in Bali]. Even if a woman wants to get a divorce, her family will talk her out of it. They tell her that ‘maybe he will change’.” In 2016, according to data collected by the Menghitung Pembunuhan Perempuan (Counting Dead Women – Indonesia) project, there were media reports of 193 women being murdered across Indonesia. Only four women were killed by other women. Overall, 50% of women were killed by their husbands, boyfriends, former partners, or men who were attracted to them. This is in line with regional statistics; the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime claims that 55% of female homicide victims in Asia are killed by family members or intimate partners. For men, the same statistic is just 6%. Statistics gathered by Komnas Perempuan (the National Commission on Violence against Women) showed there were 13,602 reported cases throughout all of 2016, which averages to around 37 each day. Of course, we can’t begin to know how many cases go unreported. Jealousy is often a major motive for men who kill or hurt their wives. Putu’s husband, for example, apparently claimed that his wife was having an affair. And Putu is lucky in the terrible sense that she survived her horrific attack; many other women have seen their lives snuffed out by jealous husbands. In February, a man cut his girlfriend’s throat when she refused to have sex with him. He had seen her a few days before on the back of another man’s motorbike; he decided he was cheating on her, and killed her. In April, a 16-year-old girl was strangled to death by her 19-year-old boyfriend in a forest in Cilacap, Central Java; she received an SMS and he wanted to know who it was from. When she did not tell him, he jumped up, strangled her, then stamped on her head. Twice. Her body was found a week later. In June, a man in Gresik, East Java, burnt his wife to death after he found messages on her mobile phone from another man and “kiss marks” on her body. If found guilty, the suspect could be given the death penalty. 由 Coconuts Jakarta 发布于 2017年6月14日 Unfortunately, what happened to Putu in Canggu is reflective of a wider patriarchal culture — one that, unfortunately, exists in many other countries besides Indonesia as well. It’s a culture that leads men to become so infuriated by the idea that their wife or girlfriend might be interested in someone else, that they become willing to do anything they can to stop her from leaving. It’s the same primitive ‘If I can’t have her, no-one can’ attitude that leads jealous men in countries ranging from Bangladesh to Cambodia to South Africa to throw acid in the faces of the women who spurned them. “Jealousy is often used as an excuse by abusive husbands or intimate partners to justify their violent act,” explains Yenni Kwok, a freelance journalist who often writes about violence against women in Asia. “It is a weapon to control women, and it reflects a man’s sense of entitlement, that nobody but him can possess ‘his’ woman.” Mariana Amiruddin, the chairperson of Komnas Perempuan, agrees. “Jealousy can make someone kill someone else because they feel as though their partner is their possession, their property,” says Mariana. “Women who cheat are especially thought of as deserving revenge, in comparison with men who cheat, because women are considered to be the property of their husbands. Men whose partners cheat on them feel that it reduces their value as men, because they are not needed any more.” “This means that the problem isn’t jealousy, as such, but psychological and social,” Mariana concludes. A 2012-2013 masculinity study carried out in Jakarta, Purworejo and Jayapura asked 2,577 about men questions about sexual violence. In Jakarta, 24.1% respondents said they had, in their lifetime, raped their spouse; in Purworejo the figure was 17.9%, while in Papua it was 43.8%. Relatively few of the men surveyed cited inebriation as a primary motivator. But 75.7% of men in Jakarta said they had done so because they felt entitled and 29.7% because they had wanted to “have fun”. In total, 46.9% of the respondents in the three cities who had admitted to sexual violence said they had suffered no consequences for their actions. Only 21.5% said the consequences had been of a legal nature. Women’s rights activists have long argued that Indonesia needs to amend its laws to take into account different forms of domestic abuse and sexual violence to end this culture of impunity for victimizers. A piece of legislation that would do just that, RUU Penghapusan Kekerasan Seksual (Bill on the Eradication of Sexual Violence) has been under considerations since 2014 but there has not yet been any major movement on it. "A culture of sexual violence is pervasive across Indonesia and its institutions. Virginity testing for female recruits… 由 Coconuts Jakarta 发布于 2016年11月8日 But that might change soon, as Minister of Women and Children of the Republic of Indonesia Yohanna Yembise said the bill will be discussed in the House of Representatives in mid-September. So if you think the government needs to pass the bill to prevent more from suffering a fate like Putu’s, now is the time to make your voices heard. *** Putu needs your help. You can donate to help her recovery by credit card on Go Fund Me, or via bank transfer from an Indonesian bank account on KitaBisa.com. Grove: Coconuts Brand Studio Fast. Funny. Digital. We produce creativity that delights and influences customers. Join forces with us to slay buzzwords, rise above the noise, and sow the seeds of something great."
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"Bernard Ripert est transféré en ce moment de l’hôpital psychiatrique de Saint-Egrève à celui de Bassens en Savoie. Il a réussi à faire savoir que s’il avait été hospitalisé d’office, c’est parce que le parquet n’avait pas d’éléments suffisants pour le placer en détention. Alors le procureur a ordonné une expertise psychiatrique : on connaît ce genre d’expertises aussi bidon que nocives… Bernard Ripert est parfaitement conscient, toujours aussi combattif. Il entame dès aujourd’hui une grève de la faim. Ses avocats demandent sa libération immédiate. Pour maintenir la pression, on peut téléphoner au standard du CHS de Bassens au 04 79 60 30 30. Vous pouvez aussi faire suivre les vidéos suivantes."
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"For some apparent reason all my virtual machines show an alert that the VMware tools is out of date. While the summary states that its running the current version When trying to upgrade the VMware tools, all options are grayed out: It appears to be a cosmetic error but I stil wanted to know why it shows the alert on my virtual machines. As it turns out I created my templates on my management cluster host (lab) and that host runs a newer version of vSphere 5.5 (2068190) My workload cluster host run a slightly older version of vSphere 5.5 and it uses a different version of VMtools. The VMtools version list helps you to identify which version of VMtools installed in your virtual machine belongs to which ESXi version: https://packages.vmware.com/tools/versions Hope this clarifies this weird behavior of the UI for some."
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"Partindo da ideia de que o sistema de Justiça pode tanto favorecer o aprofundamento democrático quanto criar obstáculos ao aperfeiçoamento da democracia, a pesquisadora Luciana Zaffalon, da Fundação Getulio Vargas, se propôs a desvendar o que chama de processo de politização do Judiciário paulista em sua tese de doutorado em administração pública e governo. Ao mesmo tempo em que atua de forma a blindar a política de segurança pública do governo do Estado –todo o período analisado diz respeito à gestão de Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB)–, o Judiciário paulista negocia formas de garantir a manutenção e a ampliação de seus benefícios corporativos. Não por acaso, a única situação em que o Executivo foi derrotado pelos desembargadores em 100% dos processos foi quando questionou a aplicação do teto remuneratório das carreiras do serviço público. “Os números demonstram que as verbas estão chegando e os pedidos do governo estão sendo atendidos”, disse Zaffalon em entrevista a CartaCapital. “Todo o espírito da tese é dizer de que maneira os interesses se confundem, de que maneira os interesses corporativos estão se sobrepondo às garantias de cidadania das pessoas mais vulneráveis do Estado, sejam as que estão privadas de liberdade, sejam as que estão nas periferias das grandes cidades e são afetadas por políticas de segurança dramaticamente cruéis”, continuou a advogada, que por quatro anos atuou como Ouvidora-Geral da Defensoria Pública do Estado de São Paulo (2010-2014). Leia Mais: “Casta privilegiada”, Judiciário ataca a imprensa e a transparência Judiciário brasileiro: caro e ineficiente A Justiça é branca e rica Intitulada Uma Espiral Elitista de Afirmação Corporativa: blindagens e criminalizações a partir do imbricamento das disputas do sistema de Justiça paulista com as disputas da política convencional, a tese apresentada à FGV revela que a presidência do Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo (TJ-SP) é bastante solícita aos pedidos do Executivo do Estado. A suspensão de decisões que contrariam os interesses do governo é comum na Corte. A pesquisa leva em conta as duas últimas gestões do TJ-SP (de 2012 a 2015) e analisa os impactos sociais das decisões da Justiça na segurança pública e no sistema penitenciário. Uma das conclusões do estudo é que o Judiciário paulista atua de forma “antidemocrática”: representa e protege as elites por meio do corporativismo e reserva às classes populares as forças de segurança e o sistema prisional. CartaCapital: O que a levou a fazer essa pesquisa? Luciana Zaffalon: Eu sempre tive clareza de que o sistema de Justiça tanto pode favorecer o aprofundamento democrático como pode obstaculizar uma democratização mais profunda da nossa sociedade. E foi quando eu fui trabalhar como ouvidora externa da Defensoria Pública que eu passei a compreender dinâmicas que estavam, até então, completamente invisíveis para mim a respeito do funcionamento de uma instituição de Justiça e das relações que são mantidas com diferentes entes como, por exemplo, o Executivo do Estado. CC: Qual a principal conclusão a que você chegou sobre o funcionamento dos três Poderes em São Paulo? LZ: Há um imbricamento muito profundo entre os três Poderes, o que cria uma esfera de atuação elitista da Justiça, uma atuação mobilizada quase invariavelmente por interesses corporativos. CC: Que obstáculos você encontrou? LZ: Foi impossível trabalhar com as folhas de pagamento do Tribunal de Justiça do Estado de São Paulo. As folhas de pagamento do Ministério Público estavam disponíveis em planilhas de Excel, facilmente manuseáveis. Com a Defensoria Pública, os dados estavam em PDF, o que contraria a Lei de Acesso à Informação, mas ainda assim foi possível baixar e converter os arquivos. Com relação ao tribunal, isso foi absolutamente impossível. Os arquivos foram disponibilizados em formato de imagem, com inúmeras páginas, e não estavam em ordem alfabética. Então eu acabei usando os dados publicados pelo CNJ [Conselho Nacional de Justiça]. CC: O que isso representa? LZ: São decisões institucionais que demonstram onde está o compromisso e onde não está o compromisso. E o compromisso não está com a transparência. CC: Onde está o compromisso? LZ: O que fica claro é que, de fato, a gente observa uma espiral elitista de afirmação corporativa. CC: Quais foram as maiores surpresas que você teve durante a realização desse trabalho? LZ: A única surpresa positiva foi o fato de as planilhas remuneratórias do Ministério Público estarem no formato adequado. As mais dramáticas dizem respeito ao volume de suplementações orçamentárias recebidas pelo Tribunal de Justiça. Cabe à Assembleia Legislativa analisar a abertura desses créditos, mas, durante todo o período analisado, a Assembleia transferiu para o Executivo essa prerrogativa. Isso causa um prejuízo concreto, porque a suplementação orçamentária passa a ser negociada dentro do gabinete do governo, fugindo de qualquer possibilidade de controle público. Uma das principais surpresas que eu tive foi o fato de o tribunal ter recebido 21% do total de suplementações orçamentárias do Estado em um único ano, em 2015. É um volume muito grande de dinheiro para ser negociado dessa forma. Também chamou a atenção o fato de apenas 3% do Ministério Público não receber acima do limite do teto constitucional [33.700 reais]. CC: E quais outros aspectos negativos você encontrou? LZ: A surpresa que me fez sentir um mal estar físico durante a execução da pesquisa foi o caso da “suspensão de segurança”, figura processual que garante que qualquer ente público possa pedir direto à presidência do tribunal a suspensão dos efeitos de uma decisão de primeira instância que lhe contrarie. Eu quis entender de que maneira a presidência do TJ, nas gestões [Renato] Nalini e [Ivan] Sartori, se posicionou diante dos pedidos do governo Estado no período analisado. O meu recorte de análise foi segurança pública e sistema prisional. Eu tomei o cuidado de ser o mais conservadora possível na definição da minha metodologia, para não correr o risco de ser acusada de qualquer enviesamento. Então eu analisei todos os casos, de todos os entes públicos que pediram para a presidência do tribunal suspender os efeitos de uma decisão de primeira instância que lhe contrariava. A média de suspensão observada no período foi de 41%, mas alguns casos fogem completamente dessa média. E o que me deixou abalada diz respeito à forma como a presidência do tribunal atendeu aos pedidos do governo do Estado com relação à garantia de direitos mínimos para as pessoas privadas de liberdade. Do que eu estou falando? Eu estou falando da observância do Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente, de problemas de superlotação na Fundação Casa, problemas com banheiros e com ventilação, de garantia de banho quente para presos com tuberculose, por exemplo, de garantia de atendimento médico e de instalação de equipe mínima de saúde. Em uma unidade prisional morreram 60 pessoas, por questões de saúde, em um único ano. É disso que eu estou falando. De todos os casos analisados, em apenas um caso que dizia respeito à garantia de direitos para pessoas privadas de liberdade a presidência do tribunal não atendeu ao pedido do governo. CC: A que você atribui isso? LZ: À negociação de orçamento, à suplementação orçamentária. Todo o espírito da tese é justamente dizer de que maneira os interesses se confundem, de que maneira os interesses corporativos estão se sobrepondo às garantias de cidadania das pessoas mais vulneráveis do Estado, sejam as que estão privadas de liberdade, sejam as que estão nas periferias das grandes cidades e são afetadas por políticas de segurança dramaticamente cruéis. Enquanto isso, as instituições de Justiça estão em negociações que garantam os seus benefícios corporativos, independentemente de isso representar um passo atrás na luta pela garantia de direitos das pessoas que mais precisam delas. Como eu disse, o Tribunal de Justiça chegou a receber 21% das suplementações orçamentárias do Estado. Os números demonstram que as verbas estão chegando e os pedidos do governo estão sendo atendidos. Então há uma dinâmica que financia a atuação elitista do sistema de Justiça e que está, na outra ponta, representando o abandono da sua função primordial, que é garantir o Direito e funcionar como uma parte apartada do Executivo no mecanismo de execução de peso e contrapeso. CC: Por que o recorte foi feito na segurança pública e no sistema penitenciário? LZ: Porque é a parte mais dramática. Há dois grandes campos abarcados na pesquisa. Um é a forma como sociedade controla o Estado, porque não podemos esquecer que as carreiras jurídicas são compostas por funcionários públicos, que têm que ser cobrados como tal. De outro lado, temos o controle que o Estado exerce sobre a população, e o elemento mais cruel disso, mais pesado, se dá por meio da atuação das forças policiais, pelo poder de força do Estado. Isso se dá tanto na atuação das polícias quanto na privação de liberdade. Uma questão em relação ao Ministério Público, por exemplo, é que a Constituição Federal atribui a esse órgão a competência para fazer o controle externo da atuação das polícias. Mas, ao olhar para o Estado de São Paulo, nós observamos que os últimos sete secretários da Segurança Pública são oriundos do Ministério Público. Ou seja, o órgão que deveria fazer o controle externo das polícias se converte no gestor da política de segurança pública. CC: Essa relação entre os três Poderes ajuda a explicar a permanência do PSDB no governo de São Paulo por mais de 20 anos? LZ: Eu acho que a falta de freios e contrapesos afeta o aprofundamento democrático e gera resultados como esse, como a falta de alternância. Muito obrigado por ter chegado até aqui... ... Mas não se vá ainda. Ajude-nos a manter de pé o trabalho de CartaCapital. Nunca antes o jornalismo se fez tão necessário e nunca dependeu tanto da contribuição de cada um dos leitores. Assine CartaCapital e contribua com um veículo dedicado a produzir diariamente uma informação de qualidade, profunda e analítica. A democracia agradece. ASSINE ou, se preferir, Apoie a Carta"
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"Bill’s Space is aimed at anyone who has a love of calligraphy, or lettering. Especially beginners and those who are having trouble getting started. Featuring videos and worksheets, links and articles, all with a bias toward art, calligraphy, lettering, and teacher’s resources, and updated as new material comes to my notice. Originally set up to promote good lettering, Bill’s Space has now metamorphosed into an all round meeting point for artists, calligraphers and teachers, worldwide, to relax while they search for that little something different to put in their resources locker. The Group, CALLIGRAPHY at Bill’s Space Mk II, has been set up on Facebook to run alongside the original site. Whether you are a beginner or have years of experience come and join in the fun. The more experienced scribe is encouraged to give help and assistance where needed. I recommend that beginners go straight to Getting Started in Calligraphy where you will find a guide to what you need to get started and links to the various lessons. If you are looking for inspiration a browse through the links pages might just give you the nudge you need. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me through the contact box here-under. I hope you enjoy your visit. Please come again and tell your friends. Keep watching this space. Cheers. If you would like to donate a few pennies to help with the upkeep of Bill’s Space, please click on the button to link with Paypal. Many thanks. #wbg43"
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"Eight months before their company's 20th birthday, Cowgirl Creamery owners Sue Conley and Peggy Smith have sold their nationally distributed cheese business to a larger Swiss dairy company, Emmi, which six months ago also bought up Sebastopol goat dairy farm Redwood Hills Farm and Creamery. "We felt with great confidence that we have found a like-minded, value-aligned partner in Emmi," the duo wrote in a Facebook post announcing the move, which was initially reported by the Chronicle. The deal comes along with Tomales Bay Foods, Cowgirl's distribution wing, and its terms haven't been disclosed. But, to give you a sense of Emmi's size, we're told that the company posted net sales of more than $3 billion last year as iSwitzerland's largest milk processor. The company is operated by a cooperative of dairy farmers and was founded in 1907. The much humbler Cowgirl, nonetheless, has gotten pretty legit since 1997. Then, it was just one of six local cheesemaking operations, and now there are more than 24 in the area. Cowgirl employs 95 people, produces about a dozen cheese varieties, and sports a retail outpost in the Ferry building, which was closed for a remodel at the beginning of the month, as well as a sister café also on the premises. "We have worked with and admired Emmi for some time," Peggy and Sue write on Facebook, their retail shop having carried some of Emmi's products in the past. With the addition of new capital and expertise, they'll also expand to a new Petaluma production facility and bring back their popular cottage cheese. Furthermore, the previous owners' professional involvement with Cowgirl won't change. "Sue and I will continue to have the same involvement with the companies, co-managing directors; serving as President and Vice President," Peggy writes. In a related article, the Chronicle notes that acquisitions and mergers in the Bay Area food world have been on the rise. Last year, for example, Perdue bought up locals Niman Ranch, a sustainable meat company, and before that, dutch beer goliath Heineken purchased a 50 percent stake in Petaluma's Lagunitas Brewing Company. And yesterday there was news that respected Healdsburg boutique winery Copain has been sold to the conglomerate Jackson Family Wines. “The valuations of companies in this space have really picked up,” Jeff Pera, a consultant at tax advisory firm Grant Thornton in San Francisco who works with food companies, told the paper. Pera added that family-run companies that lacked clear successors to operate them are among those most frequently acquired. Related: Perdue Gobbles Up Niman's Sustainable Meat Ranch"
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"Two high school football players from a team that was the pride of the small former steel-producing town of Steubenville, Ohio, were convicted Sunday of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party. Former school quarterback Trent Mays, 17, and team-mate Ma'lik Richmond, 16, broke down in tears in the juvenile court after being found guilty in a case that bitterly divided the declining Rust Belt city and had led to accusations of a cover-up to protect the community's revered athletes. Both were ordered to serve at least a year behind bars, with Mays given an additional 12 months for distributing an image of a nude minor. Richmond broke into sobs as he approached the victim's family after the verdict, and was heard to tell them: "I'm sorry for the trouble I have caused you." Mays also burst into tears and mumbled apologies but did not go over to the family. Supporters of the victim, who had demonstrated outside the court for the four days of testimony, clapped and cheered when the guilty verdict was handed down by judge Thomas Lipps, who sat alone without a jury to decide the case. "Justice has been done in a very difficult case that I wasn't sure would go the right way," said local housewife Rebecca Mikesell outside the court in downtown Steubenville. She added: "The victim was very brave to speak up about this and it's been important for her to know she was supported. Rape is not just the stranger dragging someone into a dark alley." The rape allegations followed a series of rowdy parties last August involving Steubenville High School football players and friends where Mays and Richmond sexually assaulted the girl after she collapsed drunk. The case came to light and drew national and even international attention after a barrage of morning-after text messages, social media posts and online photos and video surfaced, recording and commenting on the events of the night. Steubenville itself also came under close scrutiny as questions were raised over whether football players in the depressed town behaved as if they were above the law and could get away with crimes because they are local heroes, especially in contrast to the collapse of the steel industry in the region. Mays and Richmond were accused of using their fingers to penetrate the girl without her consent. Under Ohio law, the definition of rape includes digital penetration. The victim took the stand in court on Saturday afternoon and broke down crying for about a minute when shown a picture captured on a mobile phone that showed her lying naked on the floor at a party, with semen from one of the defendants on her chest. She had always maintained that she was so drunk that she remembered very little of the evening, having drunk vodka early on, and recalled nothing after midnight when the assaults occurred. Mays was accused of assaulting her in a car on the way from one party to another, after she had already vomited and been stumbling and slurring her words. Mays and Richmond were then both accused of assaulting her again at a house party in a basement. Most of the evidence in the case came from witness testimony and text messages and photographs retrieved from 17 mobile devices confiscated by the police in the days after the parties. The trial opened last week as a contest between prosecutors determined to show the girl was so drunk she couldn't have been a willing participant that night, and defence attorneys soliciting testimony from witnesses that would indicate that the girl, though drunk, knew what she was doing. The court heard yesterday that the girl woke up at the party the next morning and friends of the defendants were hostile towards her. "It was really scary," she said. "I honestly did not know what to think because I could not remember anything." Supporters of the girl were angry that more people were not charged in the case. Three boys who were at the party and did nothing to stop the assaults nor report them were granted immunity in order to testify, after they claimed the right to remain silent under the Fifth Amendment. But Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine yesterday said he was convening a grand jury to determine if any charges should be brought against any other individuals involved either on the night of the incident or in trying to cover up the event afterwards. "This is a good community with good people. I personally feel for this community and what the citizens have been through, and I know that it desperately needs to be able to put this matter behind it and begin to move forward," said DeWine. Mays and Richmond were determined by Lipps to be delinquent, the juvenile equivalent of guilty. They can be held until they are 21, and the length of their sentence beyond the minimum announced will be determined by juvenile authorities after the two have been assessed. Lipps said he hoped they would be incarcerated at one of Ohio's facilities specifically geared to rehabilitating young sex offenders. It will also be determined later how long each will be a registered sex offender. Sheriff Fred Abdalla said outside court: "this verdict shows there was no cover-up. All the evidence was gathered within days and examined thoroughly." The victim, who name is known by many who attended court but is not being released officially, was understood not to be in court Sunday. But after the verdict her mother said: "It doesn't matter what school you go to, who your parents are or what sport you play, everyone needs to behave with a modicum of human compassion. These boys showed a lack of compassion to our daughter and to their community as a whole." Richmond's father said outside court that he stood behind his son and that he was proud of him for apologising to the girl's parents. Onlooker Judi Panasik, from the nearby town of Washington across the border in Pennsylvania, said the verdict was an important step to correct what she believed was "a culture of rape" in male sport, in particular the macho sport of football, and in the region. "Those who are able to get out and better themselves do. Those who stay behind in these depressed towns are often more into glorifying sport and protecting the heroes than they are in treating women with respect," she said. She said she and a friend went to a bar in Steubenville the night before, where supporters of the defendants thought the case should never have been brought because everyone at the parties was just drunk and "larking around" together, while others were angry at the stain they had put on the town's reputation and wanted the judge to give them the maximum penalty. "This verdict is so relevant. So many cases involving sportsmen end in acquittal, or the case is not brought to trial in the first place. I hope this teaches people that alcohol is dangerous for teens and consent is a very important part of how teenagers conduct themselves around sex," she said."
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"Story highlights Authorities also threaten to arrest Musharraf if he returns The former president has been in self-imposed exile for five years The former general became president in a bloodless military coup in 1999 Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on his watch, and some blame him for not protecting her The Pakistani Taliban vowed to assassinate former President Pervez Musharraf if he returns to the country as planned Sunday, a spokesman for the terrorist group said in a video message online. Tehrik-i-Taliban will send out a "death squad" to kill him, Ehsanullah Ehsan said Saturday. One of the squad members addressed Musharraf in English, demanding the former president surrender himself. After resigning in 2008, Musharraf spent five years in self-imposed exile in London and Dubai. JUST WATCHED Ex-president returning to Pakistan Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Ex-president returning to Pakistan 06:49 JUST WATCHED Pervez Musharraf on Osama bin Laden Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Pervez Musharraf on Osama bin Laden 02:07 He plans to fly on a commercial airline into Karachi on Sunday, then attend a rally that will include Pakistani expatriates from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, he has said in a statement. He plans to lead his political party into Pakistan's general elections slated for May. In 1999, the then-chief of Pakistan's army became its president in a bloodless military coup. He remained in power until resigning in 2008 -- a period that included the U.S.-led invasion of neighboring Afghanistan. A few months before he left office, Benazir Bhutto -- Pakistan's first elected female prime minister -- was killed in a gun-suicide bomb attack as she was wrapping up a campaign rally in Rawalpindi. The attack, two months after she survived an assassination attempt in Karachi, fueled criticism that Musharraf had not done enough to protect Bhutto's life despite numerous threats. The former military ruler has denied having anything to do with Bhutto's killing. He's been targeted by Pakistan authorities, who in August 2012 confiscated his property and froze his bank account. A politician and a prosecutor have called for Musharraf's arrest as soon as he sets foot in Pakistan, according to media reports."
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"Weekly Vote Winner: Artbound's editorial team has reviewed and rated the most compelling weekly articles. After putting two articles up for a vote, the audience chose this article to be made into a short-format documentary. Two things Southern California has in abundance: sunshine and plastic. Two more: high-tech industries and experimental spirituality. But it is precisely the union of all these unlikely counterparts that has given this region its special character and spawned some of its most unique artistic accomplishments. Chief among the artistic prime movers that pushed L.A. onto the international art-world stage was the Light & Space movement, the ultimate byproduct of Southern California's sunkissed and spaceward-thinking intellectual environment. Mary Corse : ACE Gallery. Nancy Graves ( Riphaeus Mountains Region of the Moon): Ameringer McEnery Yohe . Robert Irwin: ACE Gallery. The broad spectrum of Light & Space practices included, but was not limited to the use of resin, polymer, enamels and other heavy-industry inspired, non-traditional materials, and an avowed interest in mathematics, physics, optics, and outer space. Artists like De Wain Valentine, Helen Pashgian, John McCracken, Mary Corse, Doug Edge, Terry O'Shea, Robert Irwin, Nancy Graves and many others became enamored with the materialism, and new materials, that became possible in Post-War California. Artists embraced both the wonders of the new technologies and an unencumbered access to novel imagery outlets. Synthetic materials created new possibilities. They sensed an opportunity to bring something absolutely new to the American art conversation -- something distinctly Southern Californian. John McCracken: David Zwirner . Long-time Armory Center Director, and the curator of several major exhibitions dealing with the history of aeronautics and space exploration, Jay Belloli, describes the factors that helped create this explosive moment in modern art. "The most wonderful thing about So Cal is its lack of history. It freed everybody from the past. NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab was at that time the center of the planet in terms of exploring the universe. Lockheed, Boeing -- they were all here. There was no other place like it in the world. Craig Kaufman, Larry Bell and his coated glass, Robert Irwin's disks and scrims. Ken Price got really bizarre really quick and took it somewhere else. Nancy Graves started making work based on the Moon Landing right away -- she really got it. That technology and those kinds of materials were not really available outside of Southern California, where it was researched and manufactured. Even with artists like Dan Flavin and Donald Judd -- it was different. Fabrication, vacuum forming, enamels, plastics, airbrushing -- that was all happening here." Larry Bell: Kayne Griffin Corcoran. Ken-Price Untitled Two-Parts 1970: LA Louver. Jay Belloli's most recent foray into this realm was "The History of Space Photography," at Art Center's WIlliamson Gallery. As Leonard Nimoy wrote in the catalog, "There is mystery... wonder... magnificence. And there is a gift. It is the opportunity to reflect on the depth of time and space and to give thought to our place in it." This kind of thinking appealed to a new generation of artists ready to rush toward the future, to engineer a move away from the compelling but messy and emotional dominance of new Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism; toward something that transcended individual human fallibility and looked toward smoothness, perfection, mechanisms of perception, and cool science. What was more surprising, perhaps, was the enthusiasm with which the industries welcomed their interest and participation. Jet Propulsion Labs had artist in residence Dan Goods. Fred Eversley was artist in residence at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in 1977, their first. Laurie Anderson was the first (and last) artist in residence at NASA overall; the project lasted two years before being scuttled by a Republican in a budget-shanking. Caltech has had an artist in residence for the past 15 years, most recently Michael C. McMillen. June Wayne was a regular and welcome visitor, especially at the Caltech observatories. There was a substantial collaborative attempt to mingle art, science and philosophy -- producing an unprecedented time of innovation and excitement in both fields. One of the most popular expressions of this new left brain/right brain dichotomous spirit of cooperation was LACMA's "Art and Technology Program," a broad-based experiment that unfolded between 1967-71. As Belloli notes, "It's very important that it happened here. It would not have been possible in New York City, but it made perfect sense here." Howard Fox, in his updated introduction to the now web-archived catalog and report, describes "a series of carefully arranged and well-funded collaborations between artists and high-tech industries, [that] was surely the most ambitious and far-reaching effort to bring artists, scientists, and engineers together in creative, collaborative synergy up to that time. Senior Curator of Modern Art Maurice Tuchman posed these questions: What if artists had access to the materials, expertise, and manufacturing processes of the day's most advanced technologies? What if they were free to experiment with these materials and processes, and what if they could collaborate with the engineers and corporations who had developed them?" Corporations that came on board ran the gamut from purveyors of secret laser weapons, to lunar landing modules, to major movie studios. Artists that were invited to submit proposals -- not all of which were realized but all of which are chronicled in the catalog -- included John Baldessari, Claes Oldenburg, Larry Bell, John Chamberlain, Christo, Walter de Maria, Mark de Suvero, Jean Dubuffet, Fred Eversley, Dan Flavin, Sam Francis, Hans Haacke, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, RB Kitaj, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Jules Olitiski, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Richard Serra, Tony Smith, Andy Warhol, James Turrell, Victor Vasarely, and Peter Voulkos. The museum, in addition to thoughtfully offering the full 400-page out-of-print catalog as a downloadable PDF, has also collected an archive of the considerable responses to the show. This month also sees the grand opening of a new gallery space at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. Curated by Andi Campognone, "Smooth Operations: Substance and Surface in Southern California Art," looks at the use of new and untraditional materials in the fabrication of art objects, with a concentration on the postwar years in and around Los Angeles. Among the artists featured are Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, Ronald Davis, Craig Kauffman, Judy Chicago, Roland Reiss, Norman Zammitt, Fred Eversley, and Jerome Mahoney, as well as younger artists like Eric Johnson, Lisa Bartelson, Andy Moses, and Eric Zammitt. Coincidentally, Peter Frank wrote the catalog essay for the MOAH show as well. In it he describes how "Southern California, in particular, found itself a locus of new material practice. On reflection, this is no surprise: already a center for technical innovation connected to the movie industry - and a center for art and design pedagogy as a result - the Los Angeles basin became the de facto hub for America's aerospace industry with the onset of World War II. By the 1960s, L.A. was teeming with inventors, inventions, and invented materials. Artists, naturally, were in and among these, and the art they produced speaks of this heady, experimental attitude. Indeed, the history of art in and around Los Angeles comes to its first peak, its first real breakthrough, with this surge in artistic use of the new synthetics... as they realized that they were making art that wasn't being - and, apparently, couldn't be - made elsewhere." DeWain Valentine: ACE Gallery. In the original report on the "Art and Technology" show, co-curator Jane Livingston wrote, "One of the fundamental dualisms inherent in the question of technology's uses in a humanist context has to do with the conflict between the belief that, in a word, technology is the metaphysics of this century, and therefore has to be accommodated from within, and the view that technology is somehow self-perpetuating, implacable and essentially inhuman. Nearly all the positions taken by artists and by their scientific counterparts with respect to the art/technology relationship are conditioned by one or the other of these antithetical beliefs." The late June Wayne was one of the most ardent supporters of fusing artistic and scientific methods in the studio and in society. With a large number of scientists counted among her wide circle of friends, she spent real time at physics and astronomy labs. The subject comes up repeatedly in art historian Betty Ann Brown's recent book, Afternoons with June: Stories of June Wayne's Art & Life. "June dealt with the complexities of modern science: the double helix of DNA, aeronautical design, genetic manipulation, and astrophysics. She often turned her prescient vision skyward, to the Space she described as an 'ineffably beautiful but hostile wilderness.' June always said that she was influenced by the proximity of JPL. The California-based center for robotic exploration of the cosmos, JPL built America's first satellite, Explorer I, in 1958." Wayne was one of the earliest, though certainly not the only, to directly address the implications of the moon landing in terms of "the revolution in consciousness that happened globally when we all saw the whole Earth in perspective." She made her "My Palomar" suite of lithographs in honor of the view of space from the Caltech observatory down by San Diego; and the title of the later series "Empyrealite" means "of the sky, celestial, sublime." The metaphysical and philosophical, and even spiritual, implications of space exploration had much deeper roots than the phenomenology of televised space flight. There was another branch on the JPL family tree, in the form of its patron saint and co-founder, the rocket scientist, chemist, and practitioner of quasi-Satanic worship, Jack Parsons. Parsons was a gorgeous and charismatic genius who essentially invented rocket fuel, making manned space flight possible, and as such was a founder of NASA's Jet Propulsion Labs. He was also a high-level devotee of the Crowley/Huxley "church" of the OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis), the ideals of which were touted as transcendent, mystical, and surreal -- we are talking the real-life Doors of Perception here, especially given the nature of Parsons' research. In reality, it was a cruel, sex-obsessed, and possibly Devil-worshipping cabal through which L. Ron Hubbard passed at one point on his way to invent Scientology. Parsons' wife and spiritual soul-mate, Marjorie Cameron, was a gifted artist and later on something of a mentor to artists like George Herms and Wallace Berman, who shared her affinity for patterning the darker spiritual dimensions of art and popular science. She starred with Anais Nin in Kenneth Anger's incendiary film, "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome," and Berman used a picture of her on the cover of the first issue of his arts and alt-culture journal Semina. She was of course herself an advanced follower of the OTO, and throughout her life continued to make work that straddled the realms of the physical, hallucinatory, and universal. She continues to inspire new generations of dangerous women, spiritual seekers, and counterfactual scientists, just as the love of space-age materials continues to influence new generations of Southern California artists. For outsiders, it may be easy to initially dismiss the power of the connection between a sex-crazed black magic rocket scientist, his liberated wife, NASA, an aesthetic fetish for polymer resin, and a mind-expanding elevation in human consciousness triggered by seeing the Earth from space. But for those who know Southern California, we know it could not have happened any other way. Cameron on the cover of the first Semina . A page from Semina . Dig this story? Sign up for our newsletter to get unique arts & culture stories and videos from across Southern California in your inbox. Also, follow Artbound on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Top Image: Fred Eversely: William Turner Gallery."
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"Pscp utility allows you to transfer/copy files to multiple remote Linux servers using single terminal with one single command, this tool is a part of Pssh (Parallel SSH Tools), which provides parallel versions of OpenSSH and other similar tools such as: pscp – is utility for copying files in parallel to a number of hosts. prsync – is a utility for efficiently copying files to multiple hosts in parallel. pnuke – it helps to kills processes on multiple remote hosts in parallel. pslurp – it helps to copy files from multiple remote hosts to a central host in parallel. When working in a network environment where there are multiple hosts on the network, a System Administrator may find these tools listed above very useful. In this article, we shall look at some useful examples of Pscp utility to transfer/copy files to multiple Linux hosts on a network. To use the pscp tool, you need to install the PSSH utility on your Linux system, for installation of PSSH you can read this article. Almost all the different options used with these tools are the same except for few that are related to the specific functionality of a given utility. How to Use Pscp to Transfer/Copy Files to Multiple Linux Servers While using pscp you need to create a separate file that includes the number of Linux server IP address and SSH port number that you need to connect to the server. Copy Files to Multiple Linux Servers Let’s create a new file called “myscphosts.txt” and add the list of Linux hosts IP address and SSH port (default 22) number as shown. 192.168.0.3:22 192.168.0.9:22 Once you’ve added hosts to the file, it’s time to copy files from local machine to multiple Linux hosts under /tmp directory with the help of following command. # pscp -h myscphosts.txt -l tecmint -Av wine-1.7.55.tar.bz2 /tmp/ OR # pscp.pssh -h myscphosts.txt -l tecmint -Av wine-1.7.55.tar.bz2 /tmp/ Sample Output Warning: do not enter your password if anyone else has superuser privileges or access to your account. Password: [1] 17:48:25 [SUCCESS] 192.168.0.3:22 [2] 17:48:35 [SUCCESS] 192.168.0.9:22 Explanation about the options used in the above command. -h switch used to read a hosts from a given file and location. -l switch reads a default username on all hosts that do not define a specific user. -A switch tells pscp ask for a password and send to ssh. -v switch is used to run pscp in verbose mode. Copy Directories to Multiple Linux Servers If you want to copy entire directory use -r option, which will recursively copy entire directories as shown. # pscp -h myscphosts.txt -l tecmint -Av -r Android\ Games/ /tmp/ OR # pscp.pssh -h myscphosts.txt -l tecmint -Av -r Android\ Games/ /tmp/ Sample Output Warning: do not enter your password if anyone else has superuser privileges or access to your account. Password: [1] 17:48:25 [SUCCESS] 192.168.0.3:22 [2] 17:48:35 [SUCCESS] 192.168.0.9:22 You can view the manual entry page for the pscp or use pscp --help command to seek for help. Conclusion This tool is worth trying as if you control multiple Linux systems and already have SSH key-based passwordless login setup."
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"MIAMI – City of Miami police and fire rescue were able to convince a man who had chained himself to a crane to come down safely. Diego Manuel Tintorero, 60, was hanging an American flag from the crane at the site at 729 Northwest 2nd Street. After about 45 minutes, authorities made contact with the Tintorero and safely brought him down. Tintotero claimed he scaled the crane for political reasons Tintorero was charged with one count of trespassing."
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"Ever noticed how close “ribbit” and “rabbit” sounded? Well, if so, then you’re in good company! If not, carry on! This mischievousness reminds me of my childhood 🙂 Now lesseeeeeee, which one to share? It was summer and I was 10ish. The ice cream truck would drive slowly through our neighbourhood blaring Joplin’s “The Entertainer” in search of ice-cream-famished children begging parents to pay his exorbitant prices. Not to be outdone (since my parents would NEVER willingly get ripped off by said scam), I would call out from my second story window, “Waaait!! Ice-cream man!!”. Immediately, he’d slow down and stop of course, looking to and fro for his desperate customers. Meanwhile me and (I think it was my cousin) ducked from the window and snickered unceasingly. After realizing no one was coming, the ice-cream man would start up his truck and continue down the street. Not having moved 2 feet, I’d holler out again, “Waaaaait!! Ice-cream man!!” 🙂 Wash, rinse, repeat."
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"AMD hasn’t even officially announced its Ryzen 4000 processors yet, but Lenovo is already offering us a first glimpse at a laptop that will ship in April with the new chips. The Yoga Slim 7 is new and improved for 2020, and Lenovo is offering two versions of the 14-inch laptop with either AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series chips or Intel’s 10th Gen Core i7. The choice between Intel and AMD will undoubtedly come down to budget versus performance, as Lenovo is pricing the AMD version of this 14-inch laptop starting at just $849.99 compared to the starting price of the Intel version at $1,209.99. AMD hasn’t fully detailed its Ryzen 4000 processors just yet, so it’s unclear exactly what chip will power this Yoga Slim 7. We do know that the Ryzen 4000 series is based on 7nm process technology and AMD’s Zen 2 core architecture, though. The $360 gap does suggest that AMD either has a very budget-friendly option available to OEMs or Lenovo isn’t including Intel’s budget chips in the Yoga Slim 7. Whether you pick an AMD or Intel Yoga Slim 7, most of the other internals remain the same. There’s a 14-inch 1080p display, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. Port selection is impressive, with two USB 3.1 ports, a single USB Type-C (Thunderbolt) port, an SD card reader, HDMI port, and the usual headphone jack. Where the two Intel and AMD options differ is Intel’s model includes Wi-Fi 6 support, and you can also pick a fabric variant of the laptop that includes the option of a 4K display and support for GeForce MX graphics. Lenovo is also offering a 15-inch model with optional GeForce GTX graphics support. Both the Intel and AMD versions of the Yoga Slim 7 will be available in April, with the AMD version starting at $849.99 and the Intel model priced starting at $1,209.99."
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"JARRYD Hayne is the million dollar man fast mounting a case as the most influential to ever wear the sky blue. As NSW eye a series win under remarkably similar circumstances to the 2014 victory powered by Hayne, a host of money-ball figures reveal the true extent of Hayne’s impact on Origin. The Blues have claimed an impressive four of their last five games with Hayne in their line-up — either side of his NFL and Rugby Sevens jaunts. The Fox Sports Lab numbers alone don’t tell the tale of Hayne’s dominance in the interstate arena, where he has often been the opponent Queensland fear most throughout his career. By the time the 29-year-old hangs them up, we may well be hailing him as the greatest in New South Wales’ history. HURRICANE HAYNE With an astounding 125 tackle busts from 21 Origins at just under six a game, no player has caused the Maroons as many headaches as Hayne. The next best for tackle breaks by the Blues is legend Brad Fittler, whose 90 busts came from a NSW-record 31 Origins. At his current rate Hayne will move past Maroons mainstays Mal Meninga (128 busts from 32 games and Greg Inglis (132 busts from 30 Origins) by the end of this series. Jarryd Hayne makes a break in Game I. Source: News Corp Australia METRE EATER Hayne is also odds on to surpass Paul Gallen for the most running metres in NSW Origin history. He has currently racked up 3,137 metres at 149 a game, and sits just 169 behind Gallen’s gutbusting 3,306, whose 137 a match came up the middle. Queenslanders Petero Civoniceva (4065m), Inglis (3455m) and Meninga (3310m) all sit ahead of him, but even Civoniceva’s 123 metres a game trail well behind the Titans star. GAME BREAKER Hayne (10) is one try away from equalling Michael O’Connor as NSW’s all-time leading try scorer. He is also poised to break into the top five tryscorers across both states — a list currently headed by Greg Inglis (18) and rounded out by Darius Boyd, Billy Slater, Dale Shearer and O’Connor. Jarryd Hayne celebrates at full-time of Game I. Source: AAP Hayne is also just one linebreak behind the 21 Sharks champion Andrew Ettingshausen racked up from 27 games for NSW. The pair still trail all-time leader O’Connor, who made 26 linebreaks in 19 Origins during the late 80s and early 90s. RISING THROUGH THE RANKS Provided he takes the park for the rest of this series, Hayne will draw level with his own coach Laurie Daley and Eighth Immortal Andrew Johns on 23 Origin appearances. Only Fittler (31), Ettingshausen (27) and Gallen (24) have turned out more often for their state, and at 29 he could quite well surpass them all. Hayne has also played 1,679 minutes for NSW — fourth on the all-time list."
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"There is a common refrain among some trans activists that male privilege either does not exist or is insignificant to trans women's experiences. There is a common refrain among some radical feminists, largely trans exclusionary radical feminists, that trans women never lose male privilege at all and that male socialisation during childhood and adolescence is unavoidable, too deeply ingrained, and therefore constitutes a significant difference between female assigned at birth women (hereafter referred to as FAAB or cisgender) and trans women which would either render trans women "not-women" or call for their exclusion from women's spaces. I reject both of these assertions as fundamentally flawed. Male privilege exists. It is real. Trans women may not have it during periods of female presentation, but this does not mean it does not exist during those periods of male presentation. To argue otherwise is absurd. One need not enjoy privilege or feel comfortable with privilege for privilege to exist. Nor is this experience of privilege insignificant. A trans woman's own experience should be evidence enough of its significance, for it is one of the many ways in which she is shoved into a gender which is not her own. A trans woman may fight male privilege's application to her person, but she cannot stop it from being offered initially, nor can she succeed at all times in preventing its application against her will. It is still privilege, even though it may sound like oppression, because it is one which as at an intersection of lacking cisgender privilege. That intersection does not erase the fact that it is still privilege. If she is presenting as male and she keeps her mouth shut, she can benefit from male privilege. And no doubt she has done so at some point in her life. In order to move the discourse forward, this is a fact that trans women, and especially so-called trans activists (who claim to speak for all of us) must understand and embrace as true. Otherwise there can be no place for trans activists (as separated from trans activism) in feminism. Is this lived experience of sometimes having or gaining from male privilege, but finding it painful, significantly and radically different from the experience of never having and never gaining from male privilege as experienced by cisgender women? In order to answer this meaningfully, we need to set our goalposts. Terms like "significantly" and "radically" are relative. If we lived in a world where our only basis for comparison was cis women and trans women, then yes, this lived experience of sometimes having or gaining from male privilege most certainly would be significantly and radically different. However, we do not live in such a world, and our goalposts need to compare both cis women's lived experiences and trans women's lived experiences to cis men's lived experiences (and trans men's lived experiences. Although not the topic of this article, trans men's experiences are often closer themselves to women's experiences in comparison to cis men's, as so many men's spaces consider trans men to be women, or at least, "non-men"). When we look at that comparison, we begin to see that we have more in common than we do not. Yet there is an objection to this assertion that cis women and trans women share more lived experiences than trans women share with cis men. What about male socialisation, the objector asks, isn't any period of time being socialised as a male automatically placing that individual in one category while those who were not are placed in another category? We can do that grammatically, in that we can construct a sentence whereby we create such categories, but it does not reflect reality. The lived experience of a trans woman, or a trans girl as is more often than not the case, is not the same as that of a cis man/boy. Cis boys do not cry themselves to sleep wishing they were girls. Cis boys do not start arguments with authority figures over being thought of and addressed as boys as some trans girls do. Cis boys do not worry that their "manly" gender performances will be revealed to be fraudulent because they're actually girls as other trans girls do. These experiences are experiences that clearly separate trans girls from cis boys, and therefore separate trans women from cis men. Fine, the objector says, I accept that trans women do not have the same socialisation or internalisation as cis men, but why is a trans woman's lived experiences closer to a cis woman's, why not place trans women's experiences in a third box? Excellent question. There are two major ways in which a trans woman's experiences are like a cis woman's experiences. The first is trans girls' internalisation and attention to patriarchal messages intended for girls and women. Feminist blogger Pheenobarbidoll (a cis woman of color) recently made this blog comment on Twisty Faster's "I Blame The Patriarchy": And when little children KNOW they are girls on the inside, and should be girls but something has gone wrong, do you not realize they internalize all the ways females are oppressed? They’re being given male privilege, all the while terrified that someone will discover they’re not boys and knowing that because of that they’re worthless. Knowing secretly they’re bad and at any point someone could find out just how bad they are...Hey you! A body part that doesn’t truly belong to you and shouldn’t even be there is the only reason you’re valuable! Yeah, that’s some privilege right there. That’s not damaging at all. The objector would like us to think that no socialisation ever meant for girls and women is ever internalised by trans girls/women. This just isn't so. It is, in fact, verifiably false when another trans exclusionary claim is that trans women support the gender binary (and therefore the patriarchy) by buying into this socialisation when they should soundly reject it. Trans women may, and in fact often do, support the gender binary in some ways (although their very existence undermines it), but who else internalises this socialisation and performs it? Not cis men, oh, they internalise messages about women, but they don't apply it to themselves. No, cis women do. This is a lived experience that cis women and trans women share in childhood and adolescence, and one which does not cease in adulthood. There is a reason why Hourou Musuko was chosen as the banner for both this article and Ask a Trans Woman. In my personal opinion, it is the best, most accurate take on growing up trans in Japan or other industrialised, so-called "developed" or "first world" nations, and it is useful in considering this topic. The entire focus of the comic by Shimura Takako (also known for her work on the adolescent Japanese lesbian experience in Aoi Hana) is the way in which its two trans characters, Nitori Shuichi and Takatsuki Yoshino, try to square their self-conceptualisations and internalisation of gender norms with the reactions of the authority figures and peers around them and their own bodily experiences in adolescence. It goes pretty deeply and graphically into the details of puberty and how both Nitori (nicknamed Nitorin) and Takatsuki view their bodies in terms of gendered messages. They go about first attempting to mitigate puberty (something which is typical of cis girls, trans girls, and trans boys, but is atypical of cis boys) and then attempting to deal as best they can without access to medical care and with non-supportive friends and family. Although Shimura is a cis woman herself, the care in which she has constructed her characters' narratives will surely resonate with many trans men and women. It soundly calls into question the assertions that "male" or "female" socialisation is all pervasive and absolute and that trans women are incapable of coming into a gender which was not "intended" to be theirs. Ask a Trans Woman Feel free to ask me anything. There are no stupid questions. If I feel something is inappropriate… Read more The second reason trans women have more in common with cis women than they do with cis men is that from the moment they in some way announce they are not men, they are treated as not men. Non-men. Unmen. Man is default, and trans women are immediately othered. This may take the form in childhood and adolescence as bullying, either verbal or physical. It may take the form of the microagressions used by family or authority figures. It may take the form during transitioning of references to trans women being "failed men" or "bad men" or "men in dresses." The most pervasive form it takes is the treatment of trans women as women. Even when discrimination ceases because a trans woman now "passes" and is read as cisgender, she still continues to suffer misogyny. She is subjected to cat-calling, she is subjected to sexual assault, she has the same issues with being believed if she reports that sexual assault, and God help her if she hasn't had SRS or her gender markers changed, because then she goes right back to adding on that previous treatment, she will still find herself earning less than a cis man, she will still find herself passed over for promotion, and this assumes, again, her gender history is not found out. She may spend childhood and adolescence struggling with male socialisation, and she may spend twenty to thirty years going in and out of male privilege, but after the point of transition, she will forever be treated as woman. All right, all right, says the objector. I get it! Trans women and cis women have more in common than I realised and trans women's experiences are closer to cis women's experiences than they are to cis men's. I further understand that trans women are women from the stand point of patriarchy! Indeed, that is the case, and if feminism works for the good of all women and trans women are women under patriarchy, then it behooves feminism to be trans inclusive. Our oppression is not the same, but it is still just slightly different flavors of the same old misogyny. When trans women are excluded from feminism, especially feminism which claims to be intersectional and recognise that all women's experiences are not identical but still exist in the same nebula of "woman," it undermines the very foundation of feminism and that is something which only benefits the patriarchy and is ultimately dangerous to us all. This article was originally published on Groupthink on April 15, 2013."
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"The claim was unusual enough that it led some Republicans to criticize the move. Senator Marco Rubio likened teaming with Russia on cybersecurity to "partnering with Assad on a 'Chemical Weapons Unit,'" while Senator John McCain joked on Face the Nation that Putin's assistance would be helpful "since he's doing the hacking." There's no mention of whether or not Putin was receptive to the idea. As it stands, there's a good chance that Congress and intelligence organizations would balk at the concept before it got off the ground. The concern isn't so much that it could happen as that it was even discussed in the first place -- even if you don't believe that Russia meddled in the US election, its fondness for state-sponsored hacking isn't exactly a well-kept secret. Update: Trump has since backpedaled, claiming that discussion of a cybersecurity unit "doesn't mean I think it can happen." If that's the case, then, why bring it up with the public? Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded.. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2017"
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"Kevin Osborne, the baby's father, delivered his daughter, who weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces. Crew members found Osborne holding the baby and contacted emergency personnel to meet the ferry on the other side of the river, VDOT spokeswoman Paula Miller said. The ferry's crew advised the nervous father to keep the baby on her mother's chest, and a pediatric nurse who was waiting in line for the ferry offered to accompany the group to the ambulance waiting on the Jamestown dock, VDOT stated."
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"Tony Abbott’s top business adviser, Maurice Newman, has lashed out at the UN response to the Ebola outbreak and labelled the world body a “refuge of anti-western authoritarians bent on achieving one-world government”. Newman, who is the chairman of the prime minister’s business advisory council, wrote an opinion piece for the Australian newspaper in which he said the UN’s “leanings are predominantly socialist and antipathetical to the future security and prosperity of the west”. “The philosophy of the UN is basically anti-capitalist,” he writes. “Countries that pay the most dues, mostly rich Anglo countries, are those to which the world body shows the greatest disdain.” Newman said the World Health Organisation, a branch of the UN, was led by “lofty protocols” but was ultimately “detached” from the real world. He blames this for the agency’s inability to contain the Ebola outbreak. Australia lobbied hard for a seat on the UN security council, which it will hold until December, but Newman criticised the position as costly and pointless. “It [the UN] eschews capitalism and subtly spreads the cause of socialism through treaties on everything from employment to climate change. Most important, it is directly accountable to no one and is an unworkable concept.” Newman has come under fire in the past for claiming that the world is unprepared for “global cooling” because of “warming propaganda”. In an August opinion piece, again for the Australian, Newman likened Australia’s climate change policies to “primitive civilisations offering up sacrifices to appease the gods”. Those comments prompted calls for Abbott to sack Newman, but the environment minister, Greg Hunt, defended the adviser saying he, like the government, supports the science behind climate change. In Tuesday’s opinion piece, Newman takes a swipe at the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, saying its “lack of integrity and poor scientific credentials have been widely exposed”. “The IPCC is an advocacy group dedicated to wealth redistribution,” he writes. “Its links to Greenpeace and WWF [World Wildlife Fund] are deep. It panders to gender balance and regional representation, not scientific excellence.” Newman has chaired the advisory council since the group’s formation in September 2013, just days after the federal election. He was the head of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Australian Stock Exchange and chancellor of Macquarie University before his appointment. The council meets the prime minister three times a year to discuss the government’s economic policies."
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"Habituellement si discret à Saint-Denis, Tariq Ramadan n'aura jamais fait autant parler de lui dans la ville cette semaine. Lundi soir, sa présence à un débat sur les violences faites aux femmes, avait été perçue comme une « provocation » par la mairie PCF, qui organisait la soirée. L'islamologue est mis en examen pour deux viols (qu'il conteste), dont l'un « sur personne vulnérable ». Ce vendredi, c'est le centre Tawhid, qui gère la principale mosquée de la ville, qui a révélé qu'il avait entamé des démarches pour que Tariq Ramadan « quitte les locaux » qu'il occupe sur son domaine, rue de la Boulangerie. Mais la direction assure que sa décision n'est pas liée à la situation du théologien suisse, dont les deux mises en examen ont été maintenues par la justice le 14 mars. « Nous sommes en plein réaménagement des locaux et nous avons décidé de récupérer ce bien car nous en avons besoin pour notre communauté qui s'agrandit », explique Abdelakim Kerboua, président de l'association gérant la mosquée. Il occupe un pavillon à côté du lieu de culte Depuis une vingtaine d'années, l'islamologue occupe ce pavillon attenant au lieu de culte, où il dispose d'un bureau pour son association « Horizons » en rez-de-chaussée, et d'un appartement à l'étage. « Tariq Ramadan était d'abord locataire puis, lorsque notre SCI (société civile immobilière) a acheté la mosquée, le centre lui a permis de rester dans les locaux », rappelle Abdelakim Kerboua. Un « prêt à usage » a officiellement été conclu le 1er octobre 2013. Tariq Ramadan ne verse donc plus aucun loyer. « Mais aujourd'hui, le pavillon est fissuré. Il doit être rénové, poursuit le président. Notre idée serait de pouvoir, éventuellement, le mettre à disposition de notre imam. » Des travaux plus larges de mise aux normes de la mosquée doivent débuter afin de créer de nouvelles issues de secours. Elle est actuellement fermée après le passage d'une commission de sécurité. Depuis le 1 er février, les fidèles prient tous les vendredis au gymnase Bacquet, prêté par la ville. « C'est un pion qui nous embête » Sur place, plusieurs membres du centre tenaient à préciser que les affaires touchant Tariq Ramadan « ne (les) regardent pas. » « Ses activités n'ont rien à voir avec les nôtres, insiste l'un d'eux. Les deux associations ont des activités à 100 % indépendantes. Tariq Ramadan n'est pas souvent ici. Il ne prie pas à la mosquée, il ne donne pas de conférence pour nous. » Certains, toutefois, admettent que des fidèles craignaient d'être assimilés aux ennuis judiciaires de l'islamologue. « À titre personnel, s'il est mis en examen, je pense qu'il était mieux lui demander de partir pour éviter les amalgames. C'est une question éthique », reconnaît un membre du bureau. Newsletter Seine-Saint-Denis Chaque matin, l'actualité de votre département vue par Le Parisien Chaque matin, l'actualité de votre département vue par Le Parisien Votre adresse mail est collectée par Le Parisien pour vous permettre de recevoir nos actualités et offres commerciales. En savoir plus « Certains, comme moi, le disent à voix basse : Tariq Ramadan est un pion qui nous embête, souffle un fidèle. Pour moi, il est pour quelque chose dans la fermeture actuelle… » Plus loin en ville, Taoufik, 31 ans, défendait lui l'islamologue. « Il n'a pas été jugé. Il n'a pas été condamné. Il a donc le droit de continuer à travailler. » Une lettre notifiée par huissier Il y a un mois, le centre a entamé une démarche amiable pour demander à Tariq Ramadan de quitter les lieux : « Il n'a pas été d'accord, poursuit un responsable. Alors on a décidé de passer par la voie officielle en lui envoyant une lettre notifiée par huissier, il y a une quinzaine de jours. » L'intéressé n'a pu être joint. La ligne téléphonique de son association est certes toujours active, mais d'après le centre Tawhid, les locaux n'ont pas été ouverts depuis une perquisition ayant eu lieu « à l'automne. »"
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"Germany and China are finding out the hard way that switching to renewables isn’t as simple as building more wind turbines and solar panels. The Guardian reports that leaked plans from the German federal network agency, which manages the country’s power grid, describe how it is planning to cut back its ambitions for wind power in the north of the country because the grid can’t handle it. Wind turbines have been going up rapidly in the north, with the intention of supplying energy to engineering hubs in the south. But recently the government has had to pay wind power providers to reduce their generation because its energy grid is at full capacity. The leaked papers suggest that Germany will halve its wind turbine expansion plans as a result. A similar story is playing out in China. According to a BBC report, the country has built so many coal-fired power plants, which are slow to turn on and off, that it has to turn its wind turbines off for as much as 15 percent of the time because its grid can’t always handle both being online concurrently. It’s not the first time that China’s renewables eyes have proven bigger than its grid belly, either: it’s been adding solar power installations so fast that it can’t make use of as much as 50 percent of the energy being generated in some provinces. This is a problem that’s likely to rear its head again and again. India and Australia are both under increasing pressure to build out their grid infrastructure to support renewables. The most impressive example of wind power adoption in the U.S. has played out in, of all places, Texas. It’s only been made possible by a gigantic transmission system that was built to take electricity from the desolate northwest portion of the state to the big cities in the southeast. But it cost $7 billion—a price that could be prohibitive in other regions. In this, there is a lesson. Swift adoption of renewables is laudable—but only if it’s done in such a way that the resulting energy can be used. (Read more: BBC, The Guardian, “China’s Solar Binge Is Turning Into a Hangover,” “The One and Only Texas Wind Boom,” “Renewables Are Booming—but Buyer Beware”)"
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"On Thursday, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) released a report showing that movie-ticket sales had decreased by about 12 cents. This time last year, the average ticket price was $9.38; now, it’s $9.26. At the same time, box office numbers have also decreased; this year’s Q2 box office stands at $3.22 billion, compared to last year’s $3.34 billion. That’s despite the strength of the quarter’s biggest releases, including Aladdin, Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, and Toy Story 4. In other words: Even that Disney deluge wasn’t enough to pull this quarter higher. So, what does this all mean for the summer box office? Analysts, at least, aren’t panicking; these numbers are par for the course in the business, they say. “We had a very down June,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst for BoxOffice Media. “We’re also comparing it against a record year last year”—when hits like Black Panther and Deadpool 2 drove sales higher than ever before. “It makes it hard to live up to that expectation.” Plus, the summer of 2019 isn’t over yet. The calendar still holds a few future films that could kick numbers into high gear. “I think it’s looking up from here on,” Robbins said. “It always felt like the back half of the summer was going to have the stronger slate, with Spider-Man: Far From Home and Lion King and Hobbs & Shaw coming out.” Thus far, Spider-Man has grossed $864 million worldwide, and is close to outpacing 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880 million). The Lion King remake, out on Friday, is tracking at around $400 million worldwide in its opening weekend, while Hobbs & Shaw, a Fast and Furious spin-off, could electrify the August box office. Stepping away from franchises, there’s also Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, which could earn up to $50 million in its domestic opening weekend and pick up worldwide steam from there. As the summer moves into fall, It: Chapter Two will be there to rake in the millions. “All the people raising the red flag, it’s completely misguided. When the box office is down, everyone gets bummed out, [but] then it comes back,” agreed Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore. “To me, it’s one of the most cyclical businesses out there.” The decrease in ticket prices can be attributed to a number of factors, including theater promotions, discounts, and theatrical subscription services like AMC Stubs A-List. “That’s not much of a movement of the needle,” Dergarabedian said of the 12-cent decrease. “We’re not talking about a huge change.” Lower ticket prices are also worth celebrating, he noted. “It’s good news for consumers,” he said, pointing out that price-sensitive moviegoers will have a new incentive to go to the theater—so long as the films there are high-quality enough to compete with the offerings of streamers like Netflix, which pose the biggest threat to the theatrical experience as we know it. These days, though, even Netflix is feeling the squeeze of the content bubble. On Wednesday, the streamer reported that it had lost 126,000 paid subscribers in the U.S. during its second quarter, and had fallen short of its new subscriber estimation: 2.7 million subscribers this quarter, versus 5.5 million in the first quarter. The platform has also made headlines for losing streaming rights to hit sitcoms Friends and The Office."
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"Mr. Trump’s softer tone toward Russia enables him to prop up the Russian leader in the eyes of the world, and, perhaps more important, in the eyes of his own people. This may indeed make him a more reliable partner in resolving the thorny problems of Iran and Syria. But in the end, what is this really about? It is long past time for the media and Eastern intelligentsia to accept the results of the November election, not blame it on Russian interference, and perhaps look to their own arrogance and snobbery. ALEXANDER GOLDSTEIN, BROOKLYN To the Editor: President Trump has always lived his life on the edge. Since he won the presidency, his supporters have always cut him slack and turned a blind eye to his personality quirks and untoward remarks. The idea was to let Trump be Trump. But this time, he has crossed the Rubicon. He has passed the point of no return. PHIL SERPICO KEW GARDENS, QUEENS To the Editor: Re “Mr. Trump Parrots Russia’s Leader” (editorial, July 17): I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone is surprised, much less gobsmacked, as your editorial puts it, at President Trump’s behavior in his press conference with Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump is nothing if not consistent and predictable. His focus is winning and losing; his main goal is “Trump wins.” With such a worldview, it is impossible for him to ever admit that he might have had Russia’s help in the biggest win of his life. Mr. Putin’s denial of Russian interference reassures the president that he is first and foremost a winner. Sadly, for Mr. Trump that matters more than anything or anyone else. ANNE-MARIE HISLOP, CHICAGO To the Editor: Here’s something that doesn’t make sense. Let’s say we give President Trump the benefit of the doubt and accept that he sincerely doesn’t believe that the Russians interfered in our election. Why then has he not said something like the following? “I really don’t believe that the Russians did this, but I encourage our intelligence people to continue looking into the matter and find out who did. Further, the most important thing is to make sure that no such meddling occurs in the future. I am therefore setting up a commission to see how we can ensure that all future elections are secure from criminal interference. After all, fair elections are the keystone of our democracy.”"
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"First published in Haaretz Only a couple of weeks into the current wave of violence, now widely referred to as the "third intifada," came the first attack by a woman: On September 22 Hadeel al-Hashlamon, a 19 year old, attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint in the West Bank. Stereotypically, women have traditionally been seen as the victims of violence, whether domestic or political. However, the historical record makes it clear that women have not just been the passive victims of terrorism, but also have played an active role. In Muslim history, although women took part in battles at the time of the Prophet Mohammed, their participation was gradually restricted, as women's roles became consigned to the private sphere. Due to their proportionally greater prominence, Palestinian women have historically been seen by academics and the media as among some of the most liberated women in Arab society. Women make good terrorists. They offer a strategic advantage in conducting terrorist attacks; as women do not conform to traditional security profiles, they typically arouse less suspicion, and their actions often garner more international media attention. While the First Intifada saw both Palestinian men and women take part in violence against Israel, the Second Intifada was more male dominated. Women were excluded from many aspects of the public and political spheres of the movement. While women did participant and initiate attacks during the Second Intifada, it was rarer, and the violence was mostly carried out and dominated by men and male-controlled organizations. While Palestinian organizations, especially religious organizations like Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, were in the past reluctant to use women in terrorism, they began to change their tune in the early 2000's. Hamas' spiritual leader, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (assassinated by Israel in 2004) went through a significant change in approach and rhetoric regarding the role women could play in attacks. In 2000 Sheikh Yassin stated that women's participation in martyrdom was problematic. However, by 2002, he noted that women, just like men, were drawn to jihad. This current wave of terrorism has seen women playing a more prominent role in the violence rather than being relegated to secondary one. According to the IDF, since mid-September 2015, approximately 54 stabbing, shooting and vehicular attacks have occurred; of these attacks, women have been responsible for carrying out nine attacks, or approximately 16.6% of the terrorist attacks. For example, on October 11, Israa Jaabis, 31, carried out a vehicular bombing in the West Bank; this was the first attack of its kind in this wave of terrorism. Other attacks by women include the October 7 stabbing in the Old City of Jerusalem, the October 12 stabbing at Ammunition Hill, the October 17 stabbing in Hebron, and the most recent October 25 attempted stabbing in Hebron. What could account for Palestinian women's more active participation in this round of violence? One factor could be the type of attacks that are taking place. While the Second Intifada was characterized by suicide attacks, this wave of terrorism has been marked by “low intensity” knife, shooting and vehicular attacks. There are two main differences between suicide bombings and low intensity attacks. First, suicide bombings are only perpetrated by organizations, as they require immense planning, knowledge and materials to carry out. On the other hand, stabbings, shootings and vehicular attacks can be carried out by individuals, as they require little to no planning. This could explain why individual women can and have carried out low intensity stabbings and vehicular attacks without the permission or support of an organization. Second, suicide bombings raise issue with female modesty, as a suicide attack can result in the exposing of female body parts, as well as the mixing of the attacker's body parts with those of victims, which is a point of contention under Islamic law. Conversely, when carrying out a stabbing or vehicular attack, while a woman may come in contact with the men she attacks, her body is not likely to mix with that of men, as well as she is less likely to be exposed after carrying out the attack. In addition to carrying out terrorist attacks, Palestinian women have been active in both the protests and the rhetoric that Israel and others believe has fueled this wave of violence. The rhetoric of these attacks has spread like wildfire through social media, using both videos and cartoons to disperse the message. Women have been depicted as active perpetrators of violence, as seen in one image by Algerian caricaturist Akrem Boutora entitled "The Awakening", widely disseminated by Palestinian activists across social media networks. The image depicts a woman in a hijab stabbing a pig with a Star of David on its forehead, an illusion to Quranic verses which refer to Jews as the sons of pigs and apes. Numerous quotes regarding the necessity and actuality of women's participation can be seen in jihadi forums and on Twitter. Most of the quotes reference male complacency and women's participation. This can be seen in tweets such as: "Women of Palestine protect Al-Aqsa Mosque while our nation's men are sound asleep". Women's participation in the attacks and protests are sometimes aimed at fueling and shaming men into participation. For example, the Palestinian women's group Al-Murābiṭat, charters weekly buses to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, where according to their own Facebook page they seek to protect the Temple Mount from the "herds of settler pigs". Made up mostly of middle age and elderly women, the group has ties to the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, and uses provocative rhetoric aimed at a more forceful confrontation with Israel, such as by shaming Palestinian men to take up the defense of Muslim women and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The group prides itself on provoking conflict with Israeli security forces, as well as increasing the attention to their cause through their actions. In an interview of the family of Ishaq Badran, who carried out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem on October 10, we can see the convergence of the triggers for female participation as well as the concerns for modesty and the escalating effect of social media. In an interview with his family on NPR on October 13, his father claimed Badran was “pushed” to taking action after hearing on social media that a female terrorist's head scarf had been forcibly removed by Israelis after she carried out her attack. This wave of violence has not only seen women as active participants, but pro-active participants in terrorism. As the terrorist attacks continue, women will continue to play an active role in carrying out attacks, as well as mobilizing public support for further violence."
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"The New York Giants haven’t been as active in free agency as they were in 2016 and much of that is due to their limited salary cap space. They are still looking, however, and they are reportedly interested in offensive lineman D.J. Fluker. Art Stapleton of the Record tweeted Friday afternoon that the Giants “have expressed interest” in Fluker, who was released by the Los Angeles Chargers earlier this week. Hearing #Giants have expressed interest in G/T D.J. Fluker. That's the kind of move they're looking at up front, and it'd be a good one. — Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) March 10, 2017 ESPN’s Jordan Raanan reported that the Giants have a visit scheduled with Fluker but they aren’t the only team that is interested. OL D.J. Fluker has visit scheduled with Giants, per source. The Patriots also have strong interest in the former Chargers first-round pick. — Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 10, 2017 The Giants weren’t able to compete in the market for the bigger name offensive tackles but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been looking. Without a whole lot of cap space, Fluker becomes an intriguing option. Fluker carries much appeal for a handful of reasons. He is still just 25 years old and the former first-round draft pick has the versatility to play both offensive tackle and guard, which are two positions the Giants are looking to upgrade. Giants Wire’s own Jeff Shull had this to say about the 2013 first-round pick: While Fluker has not developed into an elite-level tackle, he has been average to above average at times. His highest grade on Pro Football Focus came in 2014, when he registered a 77 overall grade. This is not only an improvement over both current options at right guard and right tackle, but he could come at a discount compared to Okung or Andrew Whitworth. He also offers versatility in that he has started at guard and tackle for the Chargers. The Giants didn’t have the cap space to go after guys like Andrew Whitworth or Kevin Zeitler but they are still looking add depth and competition to the offensive line."
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"As the wet shaving world continues to grow and flourish, new artisans begin to jump on the scene: artisans who not only realize the benefit of traditional wet shaving, but spend careful time and research dedicated to providing products that help us to slow down, smell the roses, and enjoy a well-crafted shave. Since this oftentimes becomes a hobby and - for many - a community, we thought it’d be fun to engage with some of our recent artisans and ask them a few questions so you can get to know them better, and buy with confidence! Cooper & French: Minnesota-based artisans Richard and Stephanie have been making leaps and bounds on the wet shaving subreddit communities as of late, with a great selection of slick shaving soaps and comforting aftershave balms, all at a great pricepoint! 1. How did you get into wet shaving? I was very unhappy with using canned foam and cartridge razors, both in terms of performance and cost for a long time. 20 years ago I had become so frustrated that I grew a full beard. Eight or nine years ago I flirted with a straight razor, but fell victim to my own ignorance and soon gave it up. Three years ago I made another run at it with similar results; on a whim I googled safety razors and soon fell down the proverbial rabbit hole of wet shaving. 2. What is your hardware (brush/razor/blade) of choice? I have nine safety razors in my medicine cabinet! My Gillette Super Speed Red Tip and Slim get the most love. I still use the same 24mm synthetic brush I bought new three years ago. I have a large stack of sample blades thanks to a very generous Secret Santa last year, which has afforded me opportunities to try many blades. I find the Gillette Silver Blue razor blade consistently gives a great shave in a variety of razors. 3. What are your favorite pastimes and/or hobbies? I collect and refurbish antique woodworking tools (time and motivation permitting). A finely tuned 100 year old hand plane is a thing of beauty to use. 4. Are there any influences or interesting backgrounds on any scents of yours? My very first scent, Fresh Start, is my own essential oil creation. Born of the materials I had on hand and a half baked idea. It didn't really turn out how I had imagined it would. I very nearly tossed out the samples I had blended. It was my wife who prompted me to try it in a test batch. The scent is somewhat polarizing, I have found. Some people love it, others think it's too medicinal. Coming Soon! Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements: Arizona-based artisans known as Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - or PAA, for short - have created an incredibly vast array of shaving products, from vegan shaving soaps, aftershave balms/splashes, and razors, to pomades and facial serums. Also, they’re the brains behind our extensively-tested shaving soaps and aftershaves! 1. How did you get into wet shaving? I grew up watching my dad traditional shave. When he realized I was interested in what he was doing he pulled a step stool up to the sink, gave me a razor, sans blade, lathered me up and away we went! I wrote a father's day article about this very thing a few years back for the sharpologist for those interested: https://sharpologist.com/2013/06/a-fathers-day-gift.html 2. What was your job prior to producing wet shaving products? I owned a design business in Costa Rica...Oddly enough the concept of creating my own products came to me while jobless and living in a hammock at the edge of a rain forest. But I have always dabbled. I took a couple soapmaking classes in college and actually created my first perfume at age 9, in between building bombs with my chemistry set. (truth) 3. The pith and captain’s hats have become a staple addition in many of your appearances. Is there any cool/fun background on this hat? Well, being Douglas Smythe is a somewhat whimsical affair. That said, one needs somewhat whimsical accessories. I grew up in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, a very nautical place, so I expect the original influence stems from there. However, visually I think it's absurd to dress as a sea captain and live/work in the desert. The label for CaD is a fine example of such an absurd moment. I like visual conundrums. The "Safari" hat or Pith hat, just so happens to be my hot weather hat of choice here in Arizona. I find the design far more functional than the traditional cowboy or 10 gallon hat. I soak the hat all night in my sink, actually weighing it down with a full scuttle. before I leave the house the next day i grab the hat, shake it off and plop it on my head. A soaked pith hat is evaporative cooling at its finest! Seriously, the Brits got it right with this design, I think everyone should own one! A pith hat is a lot like a vintage razor, form and function that demands respect. lol 4. If you could only wear one cologne/fragrance of yours for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Oh that is like one of those desert island questions...which I hate, lol. Last thing i'm going to be thinking about on a desert island is grooming! But I digress, hmmmmm I don't even have a favorite color! I find it limiting to pick favorites and I think that is obvious with the amount of different scents we offer at Phoenix Shaving! A lot of mine and Fran's moods/eccentricities are reflected in our business I think it's fair to say. I will say, when I finally nailed AL Fin, I felt like I finally made it, like I truly had something to offer the perfuming world. The name comes from the Spanish for "At Last", which is somewhat reminiscent of Archimedes "Eureka" moment, now that i think of it, minus the running around town naked part. Sam, otherwise known as u/RocTraitor! RocTraitor is a widely-known and well-respected straight razor restoration guru on various wet shaving subreddits. He brings vintage classics back to life at budget friendly costs and ready for a shave that’s fit for a king! 1. How did you get into wet shaving, and what intrigued you to begin honing and overall restoring straight razors? I've always wanted to get into wet shaving. I started out with a Sensor 2 that a mentor gave me - I really didn't know anything about wet shaving or cared too much until about 8 years ago, when a girlfriend gave me a DE with some blades and said she remembered her father using it, and thought I would appreciate it. Then I started looking into "old style shaving" which we all know is wet shaving -- Just went along with it for a while, then I discovered Reddit and the community there about this particular subject and started looking in SR's. I was searching on eBay and other sources for a SR to try and they were expensive to me at the time to "just try". During this time I was reading about restoring straights and I thought to myself, "Well that doesn't look so bad, I can do that for sure" and just picked up pieces here and there, talked to a few people for guidance and the rest is history. I haven't stopped since that point. I think it was about 5 years ago. 2. If you could only use one straight razor (gasp) for the rest of your life, what would it be? It would definitely be a C.V. Heljestrand MK33 7/8 or thereabouts - nothing shaves like it. A close second would be a 13/16 extra hollow Geneva that I have, it's absolutely smooth and a dream to shave with. 3. What insight(s) can you tell us as someone who doesn't have the ability to hear, or what benefits/upsides have you experienced by not having the ability to hear? As for not being able to hear - I don't know if I've gotten any benefits from it besides 100% peace and quiet while working haha! I think though, the only disadvantage really is the ability to communicate with others easily in person or over the phone with certain things, but I think in the long run it really doesn't have any impact in this particular area with wet shaving or the restoring aspect of things. Really it comes down to how much you are willing to work with/through any issues that someone may have (in my case it's my deafness) and not letting it impede you in what you want to do. Noble Otter: Also a fellow wet shaving redditor, Noble Otter has come out with a unique range of soaps and aftershaves, taking an interesting approach to the standard “barbershop” scent, and a benchmark fragrance “Flying Hide” consisting of dry leather and dark tobacco. 1. How did you get into wet shaving? My wife got me a wet shaving kit for Christmas several years back. I have no idea where the kit came from but it was a pretty bad kit haha, but I absolutely fell in love with that method of shaving. Not only because it was a better shave but because it made me slow down for a little bit and appreciate a small thing. In today's society we rush around too much and don’t appreciate high quality things like we used to. 2. Being relatively "new to the scene" are there any other artisan/manufacturers' recipes from which you've drawn inspiration for your soaps? I am a huge fan of Barrister & Mann. I am always trying to improve myself in the perfumery realm and Will at B&M is a big inspiration. 3. What is your favorite fragrance (soap, aftershave, cologne or even something unrelated)? This is a tough question because its always changing! Soap wise right now it’s "Laureato" by Abbate Y La Mantia. But my favorite scent is the natural smell of the forest. As a lover of nature and backpacking, it just makes me relax. 4. If you could be any TV Show or movie character, who would it be and why? You know... I never know how to answer these questions. I guess if I had to pick it would be Peter Pan in the movie 'Hook'. A man who loves his family and after awhile gains his sense of spirit. As with all things in wet shaving, it's all about choices and diversity. "Different strokes for different folks" as they say. Someone may like bay rum, others swat it away with a vengeance. Some may prefer aftershave balms, while still others dare not partake of any post shave routine apart from the classic aftershave splash. These preferences, in addition to artisans' unique, personal upbringings and eccentricities can lead to some radically different products for us to enjoy! Hope you all enjoyed, and please leave a comment if there are any other artisans you'd like us to interview. As always, shave on!"
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"The Jerusalem Post cnxps.cmd.push(function () { cnxps({ playerId: '36af7c51-0caf-4741-9824-2c941fc6c17b' }).render('4c4d856e0e6f4e3d808bbc1715e132f6'); }); Post. He’s only 17 years old, but the Israeli hacker known as “0xOmer” has already made headlines after publishing hundreds of Saudi credit card numbers in retaliation against Arab hackers, claiming to be Saudis, who published tens of thousands of Israeli credit card details on the Internet last week.“This is just the beginning,” 0xOmer toldWednesday.“We have over 300 Saudi credit card numbers in our possession... and the personal details of over 10,000 people in Saudi Arabia, including full names, e-mails and addresses. If they publish one more little detail on Israel, we will attack in full force and publish all of the credit card details.”On Wednesday night, the Saudi hacker released what he said were 200 more Israeli credit card numbers, and called other anti-Israel online activists to step up web attacks.Responding to the development, 0xOmer said he would release thousands of personal information accounts belonging to Saudis.“They want force? No problem,” he wrote. “We have a further 300,000 working Saudi credit card numbers. We are seriously considering whether we should publicize them.”The hacker provided a glimpse into how a developing cyber-war is being fought.Last week, Israeli credit card companies and the Bank of Israel scrambled to cancel credit card numbers compromised by the actions of the anti-Israel hacker. Now, Saudi banks will have to take the same steps to protect their customers.“I belong to a group of hackers named Israel Defenders,” 0xOmer said. The team, he added, is made up of four members who function like an organized cell with a clear division of labor.“My role is to find and exploit security breaches at the highest levels,” he told theAnother member of the team, code-named “7ukk1,” is in charge of defacing websites and handling foreign media relations; according to 0xOmer, he is an IDF soldier serving in Military Intelligence.A third member specializes in breaking into servers. The fourth member helps 0xOmer identify security gaps.“It’s very easy to be a hacker. It’s a matter of studying for two to three months and you can master the field,” he said. “The only difficulty is in finding Arab websites because they’re in a different language.”But such websites have already been found in the form of a Saudi shopping website, where security breaches were identified.The hackers are interested only in sending a warning to anti-Israel hackers at this stage, and stopped short of providing credit card information that can be used to make fraudulent purchases, 0xOmer added.“I didn’t publicize the three-digit number on the back of the card [necessary for online shopping],” he explained. But if hostile Internet activists continue attacking Israeli targets, Israel Defenders will publish hundreds of credit card numbers, along with the three-digit code.The four youths are taking up what they say is a deterrence posture in an online world that is increasingly being used as a battle arena.The arena is dominated almost exclusively by the young.“Many want to know how old I am, and some think I’m an adult. The right answer is that I’m 17,” 0xOmer said.On his Twitter account he posted a link to a media report on the Israeli hacking group, adding, “Israeli pride!” He also directed expletives at “0xOmar,” the hacker who exposed the Israeli credit card numbers."
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"‘Well, this is weird, isn’t it?” says Damon Albarn. Six days ago, he was in Mexico City, playing with Gorillaz. Now, he and his bandmates in the Good, the Bad & the Queen are in Kent, taking turns to explain their second album in a fake American diner adjacent to the Maidstone studio where they will be performing on Later … with Jools Holland. The seats are regulation red leatherette, and there are pictures on the wall of Stevie Wonder circa 1980’s Hotter Than July, a Ford truck and a Route 66 sign. And under glaring lights, as he picks at a vegetarian dinner in a polystyrene box, Albarn is talking about things that feel as if they have no place here at all: English folk myths; the north of England’s coastal resorts; his family’s background in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire – and, more than anything, Brexit. Harking back almost 25 years, he describes the new album as “the next instalment of Parklife. Like Parklife is a world, this is another world. Not entirely the real world, but not entirely far off it.” Merrie Land comes nearly 12 years after its predecessor. Like that record, this one was created by Albarn, former Clash bassist Paul Simonon, the trailblazing Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and guitarist/keyboard player Simon Tong (late of the Verve). After that, the similarities end. As if to illustrate the kind of openness and diversity that Albarn thinks Brexit might imperil, the new album has a broader musical palette. Not for nothing has Simonon described Merrie Land as a work of “modern English folk music with a bit of rub-a-dub in it”. “This time around, people can dance,” says Allen, a youthful 78, with the easy confidence that comes from having made breathtakingly original music since the 1960s. “Even without getting up, they can still have their body moving to the music. Everything is in there. With the first record, people asked me: ‘Tony Allen – what the fuck are you doing on this album? We don’t hear you.’ This time around, nobody’s going to ask me that. They can hear me on every track.” Brexit is wrong. Jacob Rees-Mogg and people in Blackpool should never be together The biggest shift, though, is in the album’s theme. The first record portrayed the murky, bohemian parts of Albarn and Simonon’s west London home turf. To evoke the contorted confusion of Brexit, Merrie Land widens its focus beyond the capital and has an even sharper sense of place. There are moments when Albarn suspends his usual fondness for dealing in mood and texture, rather than lyrical specifics, and clearly speaks his mind. The title track is a perfect example, featuring more pointedly political lyrics than Albarn has ever previously written. One of its most plainspoken passages questions the strange alliance between a swathe of working-class Brexit voters and the privately educated opportunists who style themselves as their leaders: “You were the ones who work together / Put the money in the pockets / Of the few and their fortunes / Who crowd the school benches / And jeer at us all because they don’t care about us / They are graceless and you shouldn’t be with them.” Watch the video for Merrie Land He doesn’t understand why so many people apparently are with “them”. “That’s what I’m really upset about,” he says. “But because my family come from the north, and I grew up in Essex in the 80s, I can feel a great affinity with [Brexit voters] as well. “But this” – he means Brexit – “is wrong. Jacob Rees-Mogg and people in Blackpool should never be together. Unless Jacob Rees-Mogg is prepared to go to Blackpool on a Saturday night and have a fucking great time.” The referendum result arrived a few hours before Albarn and the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians were set to perform at Glastonbury 2016. “We had this great performance ready and none of the Syrians could really understand why a lot of us were so upset and shocked,” he says. “If I’d had any idea that we were going to act as a people in the way that we have – prior and post – I would definitely have come back a lot earlier, if you know what I mean. As a person who loves their country, I would have expressed a very strong opinion. In public.” Does he regret not having done that? “Well, I had no idea. I don’t know if I should tell you this. It’s too political …” He mentions Ian Birrell, the journalist who briefly worked as David Cameron’s speechwriter. He and Albarn co-founded Africa Express, an organisation that aims to break down cultural barriers by bringing together musicians from different countries. “He texted Cameron on Thursday [the day of the vote], just at the airport before we were flying to Bristol, to say: ‘What do you think is going to happen?’ And the text came back: ‘It’s going to be fine.’ “So I would imagine there were quite a few people who were surprised. It was very strange. Strange times. And from that point onwards, I’ve been thinking about how to express how I feel about it all.” I wanted to begin to understand how this abyss had opened up in the centre of our culture Some of Merrie Land’s key songs began to cohere in Blackpool, where 67.5% of voters backed Brexit. “The day after the referendum, I realised I was … guilty, in the sense of having looked in different directions,” Albarn explains. “I’ve played the big towns in England, which is what you get drawn into. But I wanted to begin to understand how this abyss had opened up in the centre of our culture. And Blackpool, maybe from the time I’d been there with Blur, just fascinated me. It was partly about memory: those pictures of everyone dressed beautifully, hanging out on the sand. And the modern Blackpool. The hedonism. The families who look after the piers and are still trying to make a go of it. The tower, which is sturdy and magnificent. You also get into the anti-fracking campaign in the countryside not that far away. It’s just a whole musical terrain.” Albarn, Simonon and Tong spent a week there working on new material in January 2017. The album was going to focus on Blackpool, but its scope widened when Albarn began an on-off odyssey around the country, fitted in between two years of touring with Gorillaz. “I was observing,” he says. “Watching, listening. Just taking it all in, like a fine wine,” he laughs. “I went to St Albans. I went to Banbury, Oxford and Luton. Liverpool, Southend. I just walked around – had a cup of tea somewhere, or went to a pub. I wasn’t interviewing people: I was on these quiet, meditative pilgrimages to towns I’d never been to, to learn more about where I came from.” The music they wrote suggests no end of ghosts: off-key pub pianos, bass recorders, an abundance of old-school organ that instantly evokes the British seaside. A song called Lady Boston has the most vivid sense of place, pushing the record out of England and into Wales. It was inspired by Albarn’s visit to Penrhyn castle, near Bangor, a Victorian stately home built using the inherited proceeds from slavery in Jamaica. The band returned there to record the finished song, which has a Welsh-language refrain sung by the Penrhyn male voice choir: “Dwi wrth dy gefn”, which roughly translates as, “I’ve got your back.” “It has a sense of, ‘We rely on each other’,” says Albarn. “We live on this stroppy little island, and we need to talk to each other. But have we not just spent the last couple of years going round in circles? As Danny Dyer said, it’s a mad riddle. Or you could say it’s an Anglo-Saxistentialist crisis.” What does he mean? “I was looking through stuff not that long ago, and I found a front page of the Sun from the Britpop era. I’d written on a bit of it in Biro when I was doing Parklife: ‘Anglo-Saxistentalism’. I thought: ‘That’s weird – that’s what I’m talking about now.’ In the most crass form, we say we want our country back. But you need to know what your country is before you want it back. And part of that is understanding who we are. We’re Vikings. We’re Anglo-Saxons. We’re French, Belgian, Nigerian, Caribbean, Ghanian, Somalian, Pakistani. To say, ‘We’re just this’ seems ridiculous to me. That’s all. That’s my biggest problem with [Brexit]: don’t limit yourself, guys. I don’t think we can afford to have that attitude. We need to be very outward-looking.” He returns to Blackpool, or somewhere like it. “That’s why we have all those piers. That’s a kind of metaphor for trying to reach out into the world.” The Good, the Bad & the Queen in London, 2018. Photograph: David Levene/Guardian For Simonon, Brexit fits awkwardly with his family background, which lies variously in the Belgian city of Liège, Nice and Whitby – and lots of the popular instincts that fed into the referendum result sit at odds with the band with which he cut his teeth. In the Clash documentary Westway to the World, made 18 years ago, Joe Strummer offered a boiled-down version of what they stood for: “We weren’t little Englanders. At least we had the suss to embrace what we were presented with: the world in all its weird varieties.” “That was a while ago, wasn’t it?” says Simonon, with a grim laugh. “People have grown up – or forgotten. I said to somebody recently: ‘If it wasn’t for the refugees, or immigrants, or people coming over here to work by invitation, there’d be a strong element of the Clash that wouldn’t have existed.’ This album is called Merrie Land, which kind of alludes to people’s nostalgic, sentimental vision of how England used to be. And it never really existed.” So, as the hour of Brexit approaches, what should we do? When I ask Albarn how he feels about a second referendum, he says that “the question wasn’t right in the first place. It should have been: ‘Who are we, and who do we want to become?’ We’ve started to have that conversation. It’s complicated, but there are no easy answers.” He says he will vote Labour at the next election, “but it doesn’t mean I agree with everything they stand for. I’d vote to keep the maximum dialogue possible with our neighbours.” And a little later, he offers this: “On certain days, I just feel like going on to Parliament Square with a handmade placard saying: ‘What are you doing?’ Cos I don’t know what they’re doing. I don’t know why they think this is such a good idea – for the England that I love, and why this is going to be a good thing for us as a culture. It’s King Arthur stuff, really,” he says, and he mimes pulling on a large object. “The placard from the stone! Oh dear …” The key thing is that, in the midst of endless Brexit cacophony, he knows he has something vital to contribute, and if it sits outside the binary language of politics, that’s half the point. “I want to add another voice,” Albarn says. “And I’m going to do it with my music.” He pauses for emphasis. “And with this band.” • Merrie Land is released on Studio 13 on 16 November"
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"5.9k SHARES Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Pinterest Reddit Print Mail Flipboard Advertisements A public interest group has written to the Justice Department seeking a criminal investigation into Ben Carson’s claim that Donald Trump illegally offered him a job in his administration in exchange for his endorsement. In a letter to the Department of Justice Criminal Division, the American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF) asked for an investigation into Trump: Former presidential candidate Dr. Carson endorsed Mr. Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on March 11, 2016. Mr. Trump and Dr. Carson met the day before to discuss and finalize the endorsement. Three days later, on March 14, Dr. Carson gave an interview to Newsmax TV to discuss his recent endorsement of Mr. Trump. During the interview, Dr. Carson stated that he believed Mr. Trump would “surround himself with very good people.” When asked if he would be one of those people, Dr. Carson responded, “I will be doing things as well.” When the interviewer asked whether that meant in a Trump administration, Dr. Carson replied, “Certainly in an advisory capacity.” The interviewer then asked Dr. Carson if “that’s been determined” and followed by asking, “When you sat down with [Mr. Trump] that was discussed?” Dr. Carson openly admitted, “Yes,” and said that while they “hadn’t hammered out all the details,” “it is very important that we work together.” When asked if this meant a cabinet position, Dr. Carson declined to “reveal any details about it right now, because all of this is still very liquid.” Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 599, “[w]hoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.” Dr. Carson’s comments strongly suggest that Mr. Trump promised him an administration position in return for his endorsement. In his interview, Dr. Carson stated that he would “certainly” have an advisory capacity within a potential Trump administration. When asked directly whether this role was discussed during their endorsement meeting, Dr. Carson responded, “Yes.” Dr. Carson’s assured answers lead to the reasonable conclusion that Mr. Trump promised Dr. Carson an administration post in order to secure his endorsement in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 599. Federal law prohibits a candidate from directly or indirectly promising the appointment of any person to any public or private position in exchange for his or her support. Dr. Carson’s comments indicate that Mr. Trump used the promise of a role in his administration to secure Dr. Carson’s support for his presidential campaign. For the above stated reasons, we respectfully request that you undertake an immediate investigation of this matter. During a week in which Donald Trump’s campaign manager has been arrested for battery, and he is being sued by protesters for assault and battery, it is only fitting that the Republican frontrunner’s bad week continues with a potential criminal investigation. Trump loves to brag about his deals, so it would surprise no one if he cut a deal with Ben Carson to gain his endorsement. Someone should probably look into what kind of deal Chris Christie got in exchange for his endorsement. I suspect that Trump offered to nominate Christie to be nation’s next attorney general if he wins. Advertisements It has been well established that Donald Trump knows nothing about the rules and laws that govern the nation’s electoral process. The fact of the matter is that if the Justice Department decided to investigate Trump, the Republican Party might not lift a finger to help him. A criminal investigation could give the RNC the excuse that they have been looking for to dump Trump. Trump has already fallen apart under the slightly increased scrutiny that he has received this week. If he is the Republican nominee, requests like the one made by the ADLF will be the tip of the iceberg. The question isn’t necessarily will Donald Trump be facing a criminal investigation, but how many criminal investigations could Trump face if he becomes the Republican nominee?"
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"PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) — This morning the world-famous Willie York has passed away. A family spokesperson confirmed the Peoria icon passed away overnight. “We appreciate the public’s concern for our family member Willie York, and we appreciate the concern for him. We will truly miss the world-famous Willie York,” said the family spokesperson. York was moved into hospice on Tuesday, according to a Facebook post on his fan page. The Vietnam War veteran had been ailing for some time. York, 74, was a long-time fixture in the downtown Peoria area, known for his unique face painting, clothing, and unique outlook on life. York was the subject of a short documentary in 2008."
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"This week the gaming press and technology blogs have put out more than twenty articles about the controversy surrounding the 2016 SXSW Interactive festival. I can hear them slapping each other on the back for their incredible bravery all the way over here in London. The cold hard truth is that the social justice warriors the media props up as champions of diversity in the industry will never accomplish great things in gaming. They uniformly lack the skill and dedication to create great games, which makes their choice to focus all of their energy on diversity, authoritarianism, and third-wave intersectional feminism logical, albeit odious. But what the games press doesn’t discuss is actually much more interesting and important than what they do. Several weeks ago the Entertainment Software Association Foundation announced scholarships for thirty women and minority students interested in entering the games industry. It boggles the mind that the gaming industry itself devoting $90,000 to kick-start the careers of thirty young women and men would not be newsworthy to writers that are seemingly obsessed with diversity. If you were a blogger with a focus on diversity, would you report on the fact that ESA has provided $700,000 in scholarships to 230 female and minority students since 2007, or the fact that the usual pierced and dyed hair brigade got locked out of what is essentially a hipster carnival? The ESA is encouraging diversity in the industry by assisting future game developers. These students aren’t attending programs some feel are dodgy, such as at Full Sail University. They are attending well-known schools such as MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, and the very prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design. These students will attend rigorous programs and expand their mind with challenging concepts. They frankly will not have the time to attend gender studies classes in order to learn the patriarchy is holding them down. Take a moment and watch a few YouTube videos uploaded by scholarship recipients. I was personally touched by the message from Umama Ahmed, who is attending Rutgers University. Her video betrays an obvious, deep love of gaming and a sincere interest in creating wonderful games in the future. I was also pleased to note the poster behind her is for the massive gaming hit League of Legends, instead of SJW favourites Depression Quest or Gone Home. Compare the enthusiasm with which she speaks about the industry to the listless, teleprompted speeches given by Anita Sarkeesian. Even more recently, the ESA partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to bring twenty minority youths to show off their games at the White House as part of the ESA LOFT programme. Perhaps Hispanics are too far back in the progressive stack to make the news cut at blogs like Kotaku and Polygon as, once again, there was no coverage. Because it’s not really about helping people at all, you see: it’s about punching down to communities the social justice warriors don’t like. Sites such as GamePolitics.com and VentureBeat occasionally catch these stories, but you’ll find nothing on Polygon or Kotaku. The fact is women and minorities are currently working in the games industry in large numbers and are celebrated by gamers of all sorts for their talent and creativity. The ESA is taking the right actions to assist inspired people to achieve their dreams. It is just a shame the gaming press is more interested in saving mendacious, self-styled white middle-class damsels and propping up their own personal political hobbyhorses, instead of reporting on the real diversity stories."
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"** 16-bit/44.1Khz ** disc 01 [Set I] 01 applause 02 Box Of Rain 03 Dire Wolf 04 Peggy-O 05 Cruel White Water 06 Ship Of Fools 07 Candyman 08 Silvio 09 New Speedway Boogie disc 02 [Set II] 01 applause/banter 02 Brown-Eyed Women 03 Deal 04 Talking Money Tree 05 Friend Of The Devil 06 Jack Straw 07 Stella Blue 08 Tiger Rose 09 Brokedown Palace 10 Reuben And Cherise 11 Scarlet Begonias 12 encore break 13 E1:Ripple 14 E2:Boys In The Barroom AKG CK91 (ORTF) > Gotham 13001 GAC-2pair on AKG MK90/3 connectors > MixPre-D AES Out > PMD661 S/PDIF In via passive impedance conversion cable. Mics at 5 ft height located in the sweet spot, dead center - 2nd row of orchestra floor. Tracked to fit on 2 CD's as indicated and discs join smoothly. **An Evening with Robert Hunter** Robert Hunter - vocals, guitar, harmonica Thanks to Robert Hunter for all the great lyrics and for allowing taping and sharing. There's a fitting nod to Bob Weir when Robert Hunter forgets the words to a verse during Jack Straw, a song he wrote with Bob Weir and Robert extends a heartfelt thanks to Jerry Garcia. plus-circle Add Review comment Reviews Reviewer: Twist&Trout - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - October 20, 2013 Subject: Great recording Gal, this one is my favorite! I have listened to all the recordings from Rob Hunter's brief 2013 Fall Tour and this recording is easily my favorite. It's the one I keep coming back to, Roberts performance is exemplary and the recording sounds like you are right there with him. Congratulations Lady, well done and thank you so much for sharing. Hopefully we'll get more from Robert Hunter in the Spring, this ones a keeper regardless! Twist&Trout -- October 20, 2013Great recording Gal, this one is my favorite! Reviewer: WabiSabi - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - October 4, 2013 Subject: A Great Pull ! & Thanks for Sharing A beautiful, bright and clear recording that compliments Hunter's voice. Thank you so much for the record of this time in RH's history and this wonderful performance which sums a good deal of his best known and loved work. You gave us the opportunity to hear this show which was not within our reach to attend. Very grateful ! - October 4, 2013A Great Pull ! & Thanks for Sharing Reviewer: Shad-O-Vision - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - October 1, 2013 Subject: Thanks! Only listened to a few seconds but the recording sounds clear and Robert's voice is soooo good during Box. Great night, even if he seemed kinda miffed at those hootin' during Stella Blue. Say what you want about his guitar playing, but I dig the way he sings. And let's not forget that without him, there is no GD, or at least not the GD we know. Thanks for putting this one up just a day after the show too!!! EDIT: GREAT SOUND. Thank you so much! But I have to stick to the "miffed" explanation during Stella Blue. And yeah I know he said he had some tech issues, but he pauses for a moment after each Hoot during the tender parts ... then continues to play. The youtube video suggests those Hollers maybe didn't "miff" him, but they caught him off-guard, or something. Use your own word. - October 1, 2013Thanks! Reviewer: EZ Sleeper - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - October 1, 2013 Subject: Guitar problems Terrific show -- made me run right out and get tickets for Friday's Keswick show. Hunter was not acting miffed a the crowd during Stella Blue. He was having real problems with his guitar sound and what he was hearing in the monitor. He had asked for "more guitar" several times earlier then finally said something like, "The guitar in the monitor sounds like shit." It was corrected, finally, and sounded great the rest of the way. Rated five stars for Hunter's effort, ignoring the techincal issues. - October 1, 2013Guitar problems Reviewer: SaintSteveg - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - September 30, 2013 Subject: Timeless Genius This is incredible. I think one should be cautious about throwing around the word "genius," but what else can we call Robert Hunter. This word wizard is a direct connection to a brilliant flowering of our culture darn near 50 years ago, and in this recording he sounds absolutely fresh and immediately now as he brings back the wonder of exploring the byways of the world and the heart and the mind. If there are artists like this these days I don't know them (other than people like Bob Dylan and Neil Young). And here he is in Allentown, PA two nights ago? I was tempted to mark this 4 stars because I'm a little tired of audience tape sound with hooting louder than the music. But how could I? It sounds like you are there, witnessing a miracle of musical history and creativity. - September 30, 2013Timeless Genius"
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"There have been plenty of cross-dressing k-drama characters. Mostly they were women who dressed up as boys. Moon Geun Young played one in "Painter on the Wind." Ha Ji Won was The Jackal before she became an empress in "Empress Ki." Yoon Eun Hye played a waiter in "Coffee Prince." And there have also been a few k-drama characters that dressed up as women. The fledgling shoe designer played by Lee Jang Woo in "I Do I Do" decided to walk a mile in women's shoes before creating shoes women could walk in. But it's hard to recall a k-drama character that felt as if they were born in a body of the wrong gender. Cha Seung Won recently played a hardcore detective who dressed in women's clothes and wanted to transition to a woman's body in the film "Man on High Heels." Lee Na Young played a transgender character in Kim Ki Duk's 2008 film "Sad Dream." And Ahn Yong Joon will soon be seen as a transgender character in the 2014 film "Half." But now a new k-drama features a transgender character. The writer and director of "It's Okay, It's Love" have said they want to change viewers' perceptions of therapy in general. One way to do that is to have a drama in which several characters visit a therapist to deal with various mental health issues. "It's Okay, It's Love" portrays such characters in a sympathetic light. Actress Lee El will play a man who undergoes surgery to become a woman. But even after she realizes her dream of having a woman's body, things don't go as smoothly as she expected. She visits Ji Hae Soo, a psychiatrist played by Gong Hyo Jin, to explore her feelings and come to terms with her new identity. "It's Okay It's Love" is the story of Jang Jae Yeol, a charming mystery writer and radio disc jockey who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Played by Jo In Sung, this character goes to Ji Hae Soo for help with his problems. But he is not the only patient she sees. Lee Kwang Soo's character will come to her to cope with the problems caused by his Tourette's syndrome. And so does Lee El' Lee El is currently starring in the MBC daily drama "Mother's Garden." She also appeared in the dramas "Level 7 Civil Servant," 'The Princess' Man" and "Wild Romance," as well as the film "The Insiders.""
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"SO far the gender revolution has been a one-sided effort. Women have entered previously male precincts of economic and political life, and for the most part they have succeeded. They can lead companies, fly fighter jets, even run for president. But along the way something crucial has been left out. We have not pushed hard enough to put men in traditionally female roles — that is where our priority should lie now. This is not just about gender equality. The stakes are even higher. The jobs that many men used to do are gone or going fast, and families need two engaged parents to share the task of raising children. As painful as it may be, men need to adapt to what a modern economy and family life demand. There has been progress in recent years, but it hasn’t been equal to the depth and urgency of the transformation we’re undergoing. The old economy and the old model of masculinity are obsolete. Women have learned to become more like men. Now men need to learn to become more like women. Will this transformation be good for men? In the long run, we think so. But in any case they don’t really have a choice. Recent changes in women’s status and in the economy aren’t going to be reversed. Men must either adapt or be left behind."
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"EarthBound, the long-awaited SNES classic for the Wii U Virtual Console has claimed the number one spot in the Virtual Console charts in various regions including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and Portugal. EarthBound is also selling well in the United States where it’s currently sitting behind Donkey Kong which costs 30 cents compared to EarthBound’s $10 price tag. Thanks, Gaminglord and Kallum"
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"Syrian War Daily can confirm that Al-Sanadid Forces (Quwwāt as-Ṣanādid), an Arab militia of the Shammar tribe allied with the Syrian Democratic Forces, has not yet decided to deploy any forces to assist their Kurdish partners in fighting the Turkish invasion of Rojava. Although Al-Sanadid is at a heightened state of alert, the group has troops standing by at its traditional strongholds al-Yaarubiyah and Tell Hamis. The Turkish ground forces have not yet crossed the border en masse, although special forces have tried and failed to infiltrate SDF positions along the border (at Bir Ashiq for example). Meanwhile, Turkish Air Force planes have bombed Tal Abyad, Suluk, Qantari, Bir Ashiq, and Hammam Turkman. Pro-SDF forces are also clashing with Turkish-backed militias west of al-Bab in one of the last SDF positions in northwest Aleppo."
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"Myriam Steinberg was 40 and fresh off a breakup when she realized that if she wanted a baby, she'd have to go it alone. "I realized that I couldn't take the risk of having to wait two or three years," Steinberg said from her home in East Vancouver. "It's been a major roller coaster." Four years later, she is now 12 weeks into her fifth pregnancy; she lost the other four. Steinberg, an artist and former festival producer with a shock of purple highlights in her hair, has partnered with an illustrator to write a graphic novel about her experiences with fetal loss and trying to conceive. She is part of a small but growing number of single women across Canada who are pursuing parenthood on their own. Research shows that most of them are doing so because they haven't yet found the right partner. Steinberg has suffered miscarriages and terminated one pregnancy because of genetic abnormalities. This is a characterization of her that appears in her upcoming graphic novel, Catalogue Baby. (Christache Ross) B.C.'s largest fertility clinic, Olive Fertility Centre, says the number of single women coming in to inquire about their options has more than tripled in the past five years. Other clinics across Canada report similar increases. It's an issue that Vancouver psychologist Judith Daniluk, whose research focuses on the subject, says is becoming more pervasive. Women are now able to choose the right partner for emotional and parenting support — not just to conform to social norms of marriage or to survive financially, she said. That's a good choice for women to have, but it does potentially have unforeseen consequences, Daniluk said. "If you're waiting for Mr. Right and he doesn't come along, then what do you do?" 'I just let time slide' Steinberg was in her early thirties when she decided she wanted to have kids. But she was also in the throes of an 11-year stint producing the now-defunct In the House Festival, which presented concerts and shows in people's homes. "I just kind of forgot and I just let time slide," she said, sitting in her living room filled with art and books, a piano and a leopard print lounger. Steinberg broke up with her boyfriend when she was 40. She gave up running the festival and booked an appointment at a fertility clinic. She did consider adopting, but the costs, years-long wait lists and no guarantee of getting a child meant that wasn't an option for her. She also wanted the experience of conceiving and bearing a baby. An excerpt from Myriam Steinberg's graphic novel, Catalogue Baby. (Christache Ross) Dr. Niamh Tallon, a doctor at Olive Fertility Centre, said she's seen a steady stream of patients like Steinberg that range in age from 32 to 46. Last year, 468 single women come in seeking services — up from 130 five years ago. "What inherently makes us women is that we lose our eggs as we get older, and unfortunately it's harder to get pregnant as we get older," Tallon said. But she said it's also hard to find a suitable partner. Some women, often still holding out for "The One," will inquire about freezing their eggs to increase their chances of conceiving later. 'There's just so much anger' Steinberg started with a sperm donor and intrauterine insemination (IUI). She miscarried. She chose to terminate another pregnancy at 17 weeks when tests came back positive for genetic abnormalities. She then opted for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) — including pre-screening embryos for abnormalities — and, eventually, donor eggs. She then miscarried twice more. "You question yourself a lot. You question your body," she said, holding back tears. "There's just so much anger." Author, artist and festival producer Myriam Steinberg describes her struggles with treatment 0:31 Steinberg estimated the costs of all these procedures, including alternative treatments like acupuncture and vitamins, at about $80,000 to $100,000. She covered the costs with a combination of savings, renting out rooms in her home through Airbnb, and contributions from her parents. Changing societal attitudes Daniluk said women who seek motherhood later in life often face criticism for "choosing" to delay having children. But the reality is many women delay parenthood until they're financially prepared. Today that takes much longer. Researchers at the Generation Squeeze project, a campaign that raises awareness about the economic pressure faced by younger Canadians, say young adults are facing more years in post-secondary education, larger student debts, and higher housing prices. Those who do become parents also face exorbitant daycare costs. Most women also want a relationship with someone equally committed to parenting, Daniluk said. "We really are talking about trying to change societal attitudes about women who choose to delay childbearing or choose to then have a child on their own because they haven't found the right partner," she said. "It's really about seeing that as being the more responsible choice as opposed to being selfish." In fact, because fertility treatments are so expensive, Daniluk said provincial governments should cover the costs so they're available to women from all income levels. Currently, there is only limited funding in some provinces for certain types of fertility treatment. 59 % of BC infertility patients say cost was a barrier to proceeding with treatment - > <a href="https://t.co/I0AYgy7hgf">https://t.co/I0AYgy7hgf</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IVF4BC?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IVF4BC</a> <a href="https://t.co/pGzC5Q7ac1">pic.twitter.com/pGzC5Q7ac1</a> —@ivf4bc 'Cautiously excited' For now, Steinberg is 12 weeks into her fifth pregnancy and is "cautiously excited." Despite the heartbreak and the costs of trying to conceive, she has kept up her efforts because she keeps on thinking about how she'll feel in the future. "It just kept coming back to I would regret not trying," she said. For now, her only regret is having waited this long. "I wish that I had done this 10 years ago," she said."
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"By Palestine Chronicle Staff The politically-symbolic act of two young American athletes has been dubbed ‘antisemitic’ by Israel’s supporters on social media and among the various organizations that promote Israel’s interests in the United States. The controversy started when two volleyball players from Brooklyn College decided to kneel down during Israel’s national anthem, ahead of a match against Yeshiva University. The symbolic act by two athletes, Hunnan Butt and Omar Rezika, was meant as a political protest against the Israeli occupation and apartheid policies in Palestine. During today's Yeshiva U. vs. Brooklyn College basketball game, two players (Omar Rezika #13 and Hunnan Butt #15) decided to kneel during Hatikvah. Post game, the same players refuse to shake the hands with the Yeshiva (i.e. Jewish) players.#Antisemitism at its finest! pic.twitter.com/9SoIoQNOJe — StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) February 24, 2020 The kneeling gesture is a common act of political protest in sports, made particularly popular by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The African-American athlete, along with many others, has repeatedly kneeled down during the American national anthem to protest racism, police brutality, and the mistreatment of African-Americans and other minorities in the US. Butt and Rezika attempted to use that form of protest as a way of raising awareness of Israel’s racist, apartheid policies in Palestine. JUST IN: Brooklyn College Athletes Draw Ire For Kneeling During Israel’s National Anthem — Jewish athletes dissed during volleyball match https://t.co/D6ZdRy82MC — Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) February 25, 2020 Pro-Israel individuals and institutions, however, immediately dubbed the symbolic act as one of “antisemitism” and “hatred”. “Brooklyn College strongly condemns all forms of anti-Semitism and hatred,” a Brooklyn College spokesman told the YU student newspaper, the Observer, adding that “the two students who knelt during the national anthem did not refuse to shake hands with players from the other team.” Writing in the Palestine Chronicle, Palestinian author and journalist Ramzy Baroud said that “while anti-Jewish racism is a real phenomenon that must be confronted, ‘antisemitism’, as defined by Israel and its Zionist allies .. is a smokescreen, with the ultimate aim of distracting from the real conversation, that being the crimes of military occupation, racism, and apartheid in Palestine.” (The Palestine Chronicle)"
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"Toronto police’s Missing Person Unit is asking for the public’s help to identify a man who was recovered from Lake Ontario back in 1988. The Ontario pathologist’s office has created an artist’s rendition of what the man might look like in the hopes that someone recognizes him. The remains were of a white man, aged 20 to 25 who stood five foot five inches. He had brown eyes, thick black hair, and dark eyebrows. He had a round scar on his left knee and his left ear was pierced with a round ball stud earring in it. The man was found wearing a blue or possibly beige “Westport” zippered jacket with a vinyl hood, a blue/grey/green plaid long sleeve shirt, a white t-shirt with a black collar and black sleeves with the word “Rush” in green on the front and blue jeans. He was wearing black combat-style ankle boots and wearing a Bulova “Set-O-Matic” watch with a black nylon band. A black lighter and a combination knife/bottle opener was also found on the victim. Anyone with information that might lead to the man’s identification is asked to contact police."
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"Imagen aérea de la NASA en la que se aprecian los diferentes focos de incendio en la Amazonia. FOTO: AFP VIDEO: REUTERS/AFP La Amazonia brasileña arde como nunca. En los casi ocho primeros meses del año se han producido casi un 84% más de incendios que en el mismo periodo —entre enero y el pasado lunes— de 2018, el ritmo más alto desde que el Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Espaciales (INPE) comenzó la medición en 2013. En lo que va de año, Brasil ha sufrido 72.843 focos, más de la mitad de ellos en la región amazónica, según los datos del INPE, el ente que se encarga de monitorizar la deforestación de la zona selvática a través de imágenes de satélite y que ha sido objeto en las últimas semanas de las críticas del presidente de Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro, que pone en duda sus datos. Además, este martes, el mandatario ha sugerido —sin presentar pruebas— que son miembros de organizaciones de defensa del medioambiente los que están causando incendios deliberadamente en venganza por el recorte de fondos decretado por el Gobierno. El fuego avanza incluso en áreas de protección ambiental: solo esta semana se han registrado 68 incendios en territorios indígenas y zonas de conservación, la mayoría en la Amazonia. En el Estado de Mato Grosso, uno de los más golpeados por las llamas, los incendios aumentaron en un 205%. También en el periodo en el que que están prohibidos los fuegos que provocan los agricultores para limpiar los campos. Mato Grosso vive del negocio agrícola y genera gran parte de la exportación de soja, maíz y algodón de Brasil. Allí se encuentran también los parques Chapada dos Guimarães —que ya ha perdido el 12% de su vegetación— y Serra de Ricardo Franco, en la frontera con Bolivia, un país que en las últimas jornadas también ha sido presa del fuego, que ha quemado medio millón de hectáreas. Repercusión internacional Los incendios han alcanzado repercusión internacional, principalmente, después de que el cielo de São Paulo, a 3.000 kilómetros de la Amazonia, quedase oscurecido el lunes, aparentemente por el humo de los incendios que provenían del norte y el centro del gigante sudamericano. Las fotos de la Amazonia deforestada invadieron las redes sociales, lo que aumentó la presión sobre el Ejecutivo de Bolsonaro. Este martes, fiel a su estilo, el presidente trató de darle la vuelta a la tortilla. Sin presentar pruebas, el presidente sugirió que las organizaciones ecologistas estaban detrás de la tragedia. “Puede haber una acción criminal por parte de esas ONG para llamar la atención precisamente contra mí, contra el Gobierno de Brasil. Esta es la guerra a la que nos enfrentamos”, declaró. Parte de los focos en áreas protegidas son consecuencia de la deforestación, según un informe del Instituto de Investigación Ambiental de la Amazonia (IPAM) publicado el martes. Y muchas de esas zonas sufren también invasiones y arrendamientos de tierra fuera de la ley. Los diez municipios de la Amazonia que más han ardido son también los más deforestados. Juntas, esas localidades suman el 37% de los incendios en lo que va de año y el 43% de la deforestación total registrada hasta julio. En algunos casos, señalaba el IPAM, el fuego se hacía de manera controlada para limpiar campos, incluso en áreas protegidas con presencia humana, como aldeas indígenas o reservas extractivas. Pero la situación va más allá: “Es realmente preocupante”, reconoció el ministro de Medio Ambiente, Ricardo Salles, en un encuentro sobre cambio climático en el que fue abucheado mientras intentaba hacerse escuchar."
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"INTERNATIONAL Because of an editing error, an article on Wednesday about canceled plans for a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and the pop idol Justin Bieber misstated the location of a school bus hit on April 7 in a missile attack by Palestinian militants based in neighboring Gaza. It was in Israel, not Gaza. (Go to Article) NEW YORK An article on Thursday about a Yale student who was killed in a lathe accident in a campus laboratory misstated the location of Lehman College, the employer of a professor who was quoted about the danger of lathes. It is in the Bronx, not Queens. (Go to Article) BUSINESS The State of the Art column on Thursday, about the PlayBook tablet computer by Research in Motion, erroneously attributed a unique ability to the PlayBook. It is not the only tablet that can project PowerPoint-like slides onto a monitor or television screen while showing notes and slide thumbnails on the tablet screen; the iPad and some other tablets can also do so. (Go to Article) CULTURE An entry on Friday in a listing of Easter-related musical presentations in New York in some editions misstated the surname of a soprano scheduled to perform in a program last night at New York University’s Deutsches Haus and tonight at St. Michael’s Church on West 99th Street at Amsterdam Avenue. She is Kathleen Cantrell, not Campbell. (Go to Article)"
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"Crypto Sportz is the first functioning decentralized platform powering wagers between sports fans using blockchain technology. We built it so that everyone can have an easy and secure way to make bets on their favourite teams. All you have to do is pick your game, pick your team, pick the outcome and collect Ether when you guess correctly!"
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"One of the world's most popular first-person shooters, "Destiny," may see some huge changes in its sequel, according to a new report on Kotaku. The latest update to "Destiny" is called "Rise of Iron." The sequel is expected to launch in 2017. Bungie First things first: "Destiny 2" could be coming to PC in addition to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The first "Destiny" is a console exclusive — it's playable on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. No PC. The latest expansion, "Rise of Iron" (pictured above), is the first to exclude both the Xbox 360 and PS3 — their older tech was holding back the game from doing bigger things. It looks like "Destiny 2" will continue this trend, but its availability could expand to the PC as well. Bungie Studios creative director Luke Smith, who led development of many of the first game's expansions, is said to be in charge of "Destiny 2." Bungie Beyond what we already learned about the upcoming sequel from previous leaks, the report says that "Destiny 2" will feel more like a living world, "with towns, outposts, and quests." The game is also said to address many of the bigger complaints that players have about the game. "This is the overhaul to fix big things," a source told Kotaku. The game's publisher, Activision, didn't respond to a request for comment as of publishing. Don't miss the full report on Kotaku right here>>."
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"(Photo: Play Arts Kai) Dick Grayson has now joined the ranks of Play Arts Kai's Arkham Knight line, and he's looking quite snazzy. Nightwing stands about 10' tall (via Toyark), and features all the articulation points you've come to expect from the Kai line. The look is modeled after his appearance in the game, but they've also added some little details of their own, including a purple hue on a few of the armor pieces. It's an interesting choice to be sure, and originally I just thought it was reflecting the light, but it appears to be painted on. The figure also comes with interchangeable hands, his trusty escrima sticks (both extended and retracted), a Batarang, and of course a stand. Nightwing is set to release in August, and will run you around $115."
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"Send this page to someone via email Montreal motorists are finally getting some good news. After three and a half years of construction, the St-Jacques overpass is now partially open. “I feel great,” said Crystal Gomez, who lives right next to the new bridge. “It’s a good feeling.” Tweet This People driving on St-Jacques Street can finally cross over the Decarie Expressway again on a shiny new bridge that’s almost complete. “NDG has been waiting a long time for the St-Jacques bridge to reopen,” said NDG city councillor Peter McQueen. Detours have become routine for people in the area. “Many times I’d have to re-route just to get into my own house,” recounted Gomez. At Nelson Garage just up the street from the work site, the construction affected business. Story continues below advertisement “It’s definitely been not easy for customers and clients to get here and drop their car off,” explained service manager Kevin Piper. Back in 2015 the old bridge was closed as part of the new Turcot project. In 2016, it was dismantled. In May 2018, some of the biggest parts of the new bridge were put in place, and now it’s mostly open. READ MORE: Turcot construction: Big chunk of new St-Jacques overpass slides into place “It’s a partial open,” said Transports Québec spokesman Martin Girard. “Two lanes toward west and one lane toward east will be available, as well as the sidewalk on the north side.” The bridge should have been fully operational by now, but there were delays. “With all the weather and frozen ground we had in the past weeks, it was difficult to finish all the work,” said Girard. Tweet This There were also unforeseen problems with some of the city’s water infrastructure. “A couple of years ago, they had to do some work on the collector because it was not strong enough to support the new bridge,” Girard explained. That is all in the past now and there’s a lot of excitement in the area about what Transports Québec calls a “signature piece” of the Turcot project. Story continues below advertisement READ MORE: Highway 20 East now has 3 lanes open between Angrignon exit and Turcot Interchange “This immediately means less traffic on Sherbrooke and Girouard, less traffic on Upper Lachine and less traffic on de Maisonneuve,” said Peter McQueen. The bridge will partially open until spring, when work to complete it will begin. McQueen thinks even with a partially open bridge, traffic will flow smoothly. Transports Québec has another Christmas gift for Montreal drivers. There will be no Turcot ramp closures over the holidays. Workers will be off until Jan. 7."
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"PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In 2012, Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker, citing a religious objection to same-sex marriage, declined to make a wedding cake for David Mullins and Charlie Craig. It took six years for the resulting case to be resolved — and then only narrowly — by the Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission last month. It took the playwright Bekah Brunstetter substantially less time to write “The Cake,” which riffs on that case, and to see it produced around the country. Since its premiere at the Echo Theater Company in Los Angeles in June 2017, it has been staged in La Jolla, Calif., Chicago and Houston, among other cities, with a New York production scheduled for the Manhattan Theater Club in February. I caught “The Cake” at the Barrington Stage Company here, during a recent Berkshires visit that also featured, 20 miles to the north at the Williamstown Theater Festival, Douglas Carter Beane’s “The Closet.” Different as they are — “The Cake” is intimate and touching, “The Closet” big and blaring — both set out to address timely issues of gay life and representation. “The Cake,” which runs through Sunday, is not only more successful at that than “The Closet,” it’s more successful than the Supreme Court. Of course, that’s partly because the justices could not invent the facts of their case the way Ms. Brunstetter could. Her version, you might even say, is rigged: posing the problem in an extreme way to shift the focus from principles to people."
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"2 2 2 2 The clinical benefit of ketosis has historically and almost exclusively centered on neurological conditions, lending insight into how ketones alter mitochondrial function in neurons. However, there is a gap in our understanding of how ketones influence mitochondria within skeletal muscle cells. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the specific effects of β-hydroxybutyrate (β-HB) on muscle cell mitochondrial physiology. In addition to increased cell viability, murine myotubes displayed beneficial mitochondrial changes evident in reduced Hemission and less mitochondrial fission, which may be a result of a β-HB-induced reduction in ceramides. Furthermore, muscle from rats in sustained ketosis similarly produced less Hdespite an increase in mitochondrial respiration and no apparent change in mitochondrial quantity. In sum, these results indicate a general improvement in muscle cell mitochondrial function when β-HB is provided as a fuel. View Full-Text"
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"A Water Protector looks on at burned tractors at the Standing Rock camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on October 12, 2016. (Photo: Irina Groushevaia) It is as predictable as any other annual US holiday or commemoration: National mainstream media devote sound bites to Columbus Day and the meaning of Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the “New World,” while Columbus Day sales hit the stores. Meanwhile, op-eds and letters to the editor register Indigenous people’s objections to Columbus as worthy of commemoration. In recent Octobers, it seems, asking Indigenous people what they think of Columbus Day has also become a sound bite. In the last few years, however, increasingly perceptible is an Indigenous resolve to refuse to accept the American exceptionalist narrative that the United States is a nation that embraces multiculturalism. In fact, it is still common practice today to deny that Indigenous peoples were the first victims of the US’s genocidal policies, and that those surviving Natives, once militarily subjugated, were then subjected to ethnic cleansing, which is more commonly known as “assimilation.” Once Indigenous reactions to nationalist US forms of remembrance — whether they be histories, national event reenactments, or monuments and statutes — are registered, apologists for the US, having acknowledged “two perspectives” or “two sides,” intimate that a level of understanding has been reached, and that we might move to some sort of reconciliation and healing. However, as the growing Indigenous liberation movement has emphasized, reconciliation and healing cannot take place until the US stops celebrating Indigenous genocide. As historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz makes clear in An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, since its founding, the US and its settler citizens have habitually committed crimes of inhumanity against Indigenous peoples in order to lay claim to their lands and territories, and have systematically laid waste to these lands as they extract natural resources with little regard for the treatment of Mother Earth. Further, as the current chair of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, I know firsthand that the US was one of four nations that initially voted against the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) when the General Assembly adopted the declaration in 2007. The US was also the last country to reverse its vote. Any complaints Indigenous peoples lodge against the US for human rights violations in the international arena are quickly denied by the US, and its leaders point to the US Constitution as proof that it is a nation that embraces equality. However, Indigenous peoples’ struggles against settler states like the US are older than the Constitution — as old as the day Columbus disembarked from his ship and stepped onto Indigenous lands. They continue today: For example, the Navajo Nation has taken its complaint of the desecration of sacred sites — in a specific case, the use of wastewater to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks in northern Arizona — to the Inter-Commission on Human Rights. For Indigenous peoples, our memories are not sound bites to be brought out once a year alongside the supermarket shelves stocked with Halloween costumes and candies. Indigenous resistance against foreign invaders is steadfast in our memories, and in the present moment, it takes many forms, including Indigenous peoples calling for cities and towns to rename Columbus Day “Indigenous Peoples Day.” Cities such as Seattle, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Berkeley and Portland passed resolutions to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day. Two years ago, Albuquerque, New Mexico, followed suit and declared October 7, 2015, Indigenous Peoples Day. More recently, Salt Lake City named the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day, as did Farmington, New Mexico. Navajo leader Moroni Benally, who was a lead organizer for the efforts in Salt Lake City, said, “The resolution is a symbol with power and meaning in acknowledging a wrong done to Native Americans. It represents a step towards correcting a history that has been sanitized.” Navajo leader Chili Yazzie, who praised Farmington, New Mexico’s recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, said he hoped relationships between the city, white citizens and Navajos would improve. Some critics declare that the replacement of Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day is merely window dressing, and does not address Indigenous grievances with real change in our lives. However, they fail to realize that Indigenous peoples who lead these movements are community leaders and organizers who fight for Indigenous liberation every day. The Indigenous Peoples Day movement’s demand that Indigenous peoples be recognized in urban spaces is significant because we are often supposed to have no presence and no voice in the urban US. Rather, Indigenous Peoples Day lays claim to urban spaces as Indigenous, as today, more than 60 percent of Native peoples live in these cities and towns. Native peoples, relocated off their homelands to urban spaces through such federal policies as termination, retain strong ties to homelands, and with respect for their cultures and traditions. The movement for Indigenous People’s Day is also part of a long Indigenous tradition of activism. Contrary to what is often said of young Native peoples who live in places outside of designated Native lands, they are not lost or in danger of losing their traditions, for it is the young people, urban and diverse, who honor the struggles of their ancestors. Indigenous Peoples Day is a day to celebrate and remember that both Indigenous resilience and Indigenous struggles are rooted in the earliest histories of our ancestors’ resistance to cycles of colonial invasion. It is also a reminder that the pursuit of sovereignty and self-determination is international in scope. As Lakota historian Nick Estes asserts, Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations are “part of a long history of resistance, Indigenous internationalism and solidarity with other oppressed peoples.” They are movements with an international reach, as Estes explains: “In 1977, the International Indian Treaty Council, the international arm of the American Indian Movement, called for the global end of the celebration of Columbus Day and declared instead the International Day of Solidarity and Mourning with Indigenous Peoples. The UN Committee on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Apartheid, and Colonialism passed the resolution, with the support of many organizations, such as the African National Congress and the Palestine Liberation Organization, who recognized that the devastating legacies of European colonialism and African slavery had to be addressed in the Americas.” In response to a Columbus Quincentenary in 1992, and as a result of Indigenous protests, the UN General Assembly declared in 1994 an International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the Decade for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, which began in 1994. The second Decade was declared in 2005, and the UN adopted UNDRIP in 2007. Indigenous peoples are most often understood as citizens of the US, an assumption that does not take into account that we are citizens of our own respective nations. Although our nations are cast by the US as “domestic dependent nations,” our people act like nations, much as our ancestors did. After more than 500 years of ongoing settler invasions, Indigenous peoples remain vigilant, and in the present moment, we take up the struggles of our ancestors. Those same Native peoples and their allies who demand Indigenous Peoples Day are also the ones demanding justice for themselves and their relatives who bear the hardships of settler colonialism, including poverty, hunger and homelessness. They are LGBTQI people who resist intersecting oppressions. They are the ones facing down the monster of capitalism as fracking once again destroys their lands and their people. They are the ones calling for accountability and responsibility for the abuse and mistreatment of Native women, children and our multiple-gender relatives who endure some of the highest rates of violence against them. They are the ones attempting to address the toll that alcohol and drugs have taken on our communities. They are the ones drawing upon their ancient wisdom and healing knowledge for their people. They are the ones inspired by the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. They are the Water Protectors. Indigenous peoples are fighting for the rights of our people to exist and dream of Indigenous liberation. As the US landscape now blatantly displays, there is a surge in a US nationalism where people of color, women, LGBTQI and Indigenous peoples are experiencing violations of their civil and human rights, and these violations are perpetuated and authorized by the state. Indigenous Peoples Day, in these deeply unsettled times, celebrates our voices, our presence, our bodies in the streets, our scholarship and our writings, and becomes another occasion to refuse to be silent about sustained violence against Indigenous peoples."
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"Everyone knows that 80’s action movies are the best action movies ever! Adventure, explosions, cars, power-ballads, excitement, justice, ninjas, bad science, guns, flags, and outrageous fun: all finished within an hour and a half. Well, now you can make one with just a couple of friends and six-sided dice*! 90 Minutes Of Mayhem uses an intuitive, rules-lite game engine to ensure that your roleplaying group can collaboratively tell an entire movie within an hour and a half, whilst still having the full experience of the greatest decade for action and adventure! Features: #A simple Five Step Character Creation System! #One simple game mechanic to resolve everything! #A full guide to directing your 80s action movie! *Please note: friends and six-sided dice are not included with your purchase The new 32 page Full Theatrical release version of the one sheet game is now available now from the Etsy Store for £5.50 (plus P&P). It is also available from Niche Comics in Huntington, The Cambridge Army & Navy Stores in Cambridge, and Nostalgia & Comics in Birmingham. And if you liked the game then please fill out the Audience Response Card, and your Stars and Movies may well turn up in the inevitable Directors Cut!! FAQ About ThE Theatrical Release Q: What are the differences between this and the Test-Audience edition? A: Each section has been expanded, we put in some more bits based on feedback/problems people were having with the first one, added in a lot more gags, and got some more awesome art added by Laura Watton. It's also now a 32 page A5 book, rather than a one sided sheet of paper with tiny, tiny text. Q: Other than the book, what do I need to run 90 Minutes of Mayhem? A: You're going to need friends to play it with, along with 5 dice, a pen, and a bit of paper per person. Probably a time keeping device of some description as well. Q: Does 90 Minutes of Mayhem finally have a formal damage system? A: Yes, we finally put one in. It's all explained in the book. Q: What's the difference between The Beat Sheet, The Pitch, and The Script? A: This is now really carefully explained in the book. Q: Can I play makes action films from other decades? A: Yes, even though everyone still knows the best ones were made in the 80's we have added in a lot more alternatives in the book. There are also different beatsheets to play with and a whole page of alternative genres. Q: How long does it take to make a movie? A: Pre-Production (actors making Stars, The Director putting together a pitch) should be about 10 to 15 minutes at the most. The movie itself should take 90 Minutes. Anything less is a TV Movie, anything else is sending the audience to sleep."
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OpenWebText2

The OpenWebText2 component is a web scrape dataset produced by EleutherAI and inspired by WebText [Radford et al., 2019] and OpenWebTextCorpus [Gokaslan and Cohen, 2019].

Citation:

@misc{gao2020pile,
      title={The Pile: An 800GB Dataset of Diverse Text for Language Modeling},
      author={Leo Gao and Stella Biderman and Sid Black and Laurence Golding and Travis Hoppe and Charles Foster and Jason Phang and Horace He and Anish Thite and Noa Nabeshima and Shawn Presser and Connor Leahy},
      year={2020},
      eprint={2101.00027},
      archivePrefix={arXiv},
      primaryClass={cs.CL}
}
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