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This second article in my series about the absurdly productive trans-national art star Jan Fabre (the first is here ) has very little to do directly with him or his work. Rather, it is about the State Hermitage Museum, one of the wonders of the world. We take a look at it because it is on this field which Fabre agreed to stake a claim.
Questions and Controversy Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President-Elect Donald J.
Last season the University of Oregon won the Pac-12 title and earned a No.1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Ducks reached the Elite 8, defeating Duke in the regional semifinals and losing to Oklahoma and Buddy Hield in the regional finals
(Reuters) – In one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama selected key figures in sports, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, activism, academia and entertainment among the 21 people who will be awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the United States. Obama will present recipients including rocker Bruce Springsteen, Motown soul singer Diana Ross, former basketball champions Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford with the medal at a White House ceremony on Nov. 22, the White House said on Wednesday
Why do young people, including girls and women, turn radical and what role does the Internet play in their radicalization? Lebanese sociologist Mona Fayyad said students of violence mechanisms should consider ties between the environment and violent behavior, including contextual hereditary and biological factors, systemic psychological elements from depression to character to personality to an individual’s learning capacity, to political, social, and cultural elements.
History was made ― and the collective heart rate of America was raised ― Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Game 7 unfolded as we probably should have expected a major championship game would play out in a year like 2016: It was batshit crazy
LIFE A photo posted by POLLY NOR (@pollynor) on Sep 6, 2016 at 5:54pm PDT What we know as October, some illustrators consider Inktober ― a 31-day charge to celebrate the benefits of drawing on a regular basis. For the entire month, budding and established artists alike have been posting their work alongside the hashtag #Inktober, motivating themselves and others to relish the beauty of setting pen ― or brush or charcoal! ― to paper. In honor of Inktober, we rounded up the illustrators we follow on Instagram, hoping to provide fans with a varying list of artists that could inspire even the least dextrous among us
They say nothing sparks controversy and discord more than talk of religion, politics and sex – not necessarily in that order. But when journalists fan the flames with inaccurate, seditious and inflammatory coverage of religious matters, in the name of freedom of expression, it may have lethal consequences.
Creaky knees don’t have to be your destiny, says Jordan Metzl, MD, a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and author of The Exercise Cure . Minimize wear and tear on joints and tendons by strengthening the surrounding muscles: “Your body is like one long kinetic chain—every joint and muscle impacts how the surrounding parts move,” Metzl says. Fortify these vulnerable places: 1
LAUSANNE , Switzerland (Reuters) – Syria talks convened by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the Swiss city of Lausanne end ed on Saturday evening after more than four hours without any joint ministerial statement from the nine countries. Kerry was seeking a new path to peace after failing to secure a ceasefire in direct talks with Russia amid mounting international outrage over the Russian and Syria n bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo
When Kid Cudi announced via social media last week he was checking himself into rehab for depression and suicidal thoughts , many people responded on Facebook and Twitter in support of his heart-wrenching post .
French-Palestinian performing artist DJ Sotusura wears Jobedu’s “Biggie” T-shirt The first time I saw Jobedu T-shirts, it was during the Dubai International Film Festival last year, when I spotted a girl wearing a black tee with a big white heart on it and Arabic writing. I late found out the writing spelled out “One Love”.
Monday night’s presidential debate might as well be described as an exercise in futility when it comes to what Black women want out of this election. Debate moderator, Lester Holt brought up race in broad terms, asking both candidates Clinton and Trump what they would do to bring racial healing in light of recent slayings by police in Oklahoma and North Carolina. Trump invoked the now unconstitutional “Stop and Frisk” saying he would re-implement it
NEW JERSEY ― President Barack Obama promised last fall to resettle 85,000 refugees by the end of the federal government’s 2016 fiscal year. Time’s up: The fiscal year ends Friday.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won international acclaim for peacemaking with the Palestinians. U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered for the burial in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery, two days after Peres, a former president and premier, died at the age of 93.
Once bitten, twice as painful. A builder in Australia has been bitten on his penis by a poisonous spider for the second time this year
Considering Kristen Bell asked Dax Shepard to marry her on Twitter (he said yes), it’s no surprise that she’d respond in full to his loving social media tribute commemorating 12 years of being sober. On Thursday, Shepard gave a shoutout to his wife and two young daughters, Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 1, expressing how grateful he feels to have his family after drugs and alcohol sent him down a destructive path earlier in his career. “Twelve years ago today I came out of my last toxic, life threatening stupor. I now have a wife & babies & some self-esteem #gratitude #promises,” he wrote. A day later, Bell reacted to Shepard’s message on Twitter, doubling down on the adorableness factor and confirming what we’ve known all along: there’s no better couple in Hollywood than these two. “Can you believe this guy?” she tweeted.
Five myths American foreign policy myths are generated in the corridors of power to elicit popular support and lavish congressional funding for the multi-trillion dollar military-industrial-counterterrorism complex. MYTH 1.
Fascinating live chat yesterday with Martin Köppelmann, an Ethereum development expert and founder of the Gnosis prediction market, which is built atop Ethereum. Can the decisions of millions of strangers predict next week’s weather, or the next Super Bowl champ, or even whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be spending the next 4 years in the White House.
Once upon a time, Amy Schumer dated a guy who turned out to be gay. So goes a recently released excerpt from the comedian’s upcoming book Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo featuring personal and observational stories from Schumer’s presumably eventful 35 years on planet Earth. More…
I would have expected more adeptness from Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former intelligence superstar in the Soviet Union’s legendary KGB. His amateurish attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in the United States by tasking Russian hackers to steal 20,000 emails from the servers of the Democratic National Committee and share them with WikiLeaks to embarrass Hillary Clinton and favor Donald Trump showed his talents are in decline
The Barcelona Process that formed the basis of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP) was launched in November 1995 by the 15 European Union members and 12 Mediterranean partners as a framework for the creation of a Mediterranean region of peace, security and shared prosperity.
Spring time means the dawn of birds chirping, bees buzzing, and Game of Thrones characters dying. The hit HBO series, Game of Thrones , features a variety of families fighting politically and physically in game to capture the Iron Throne. Major families include the Starks, Lannisters, Boltons, and others
One heck of a day for the #JamesGang.
Perhaps it all started with President Harry Truman’s declaration that sending US troops to Korea was a “police action.” Or maybe it was during that long string of early 20th Century military interventions in Central America and the Caribbean, when Marines were sent ashore willy-nilly to protect US business interests or citizens. More…
There’s no way to undercut the importance of an awards show like knowing the full list of winners before it airs on TV.
Medellín may not be the first place that springs to mind when you’re thinking of your perfect overseas retirement spot … but perhaps it should be
As the dust settles around Super Bowl 50, the conversation around the contest itself has died down, while the dialogue surrounding Cam Newton’s abrupt departure from his postgame presser has, somehow, lived on. In the past few days, some have claimed that the incident typifies Newton’s supposed immaturity . Others have declared that it was a natural response from a guy whose style of play is wholly predicated on his emotions
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Tilting toward Mecca. REALITY TV “Thou doth protest too much.” That’s my reaction to President Barack Obama’s visit to a mosque yesterday.
A white former suburban Detroit police officer was sentenced on Tuesday to 13 months to 10 years in prison for the beating last year of a black motorist during a traffic stop caught on video.
This is a story all about how the Oscars controversy got flipped, turned upside down. Will Smith is at the forefront of the current boycott against the Academy Awards following a lack of diversity among 2016’s nominees. Really, the problem runs much deeper than that. The lack of diversity has been a trend throughout the 87-year history of the Academy , which is reportedly 94 percent white and 76 percent men. The controversy caused a very public backlash against the Oscars and prompted passionate responses from all sides.
I was hugely dismayed to walk into a local doctor’s office recently and see the following sign: Please be advised that your waiting time could be extensive. If you are unable to continue your wait, please let the receptionist know and she will reschedule your appointment. Thank you for your understanding and patience as the doctor takes the time to provide excellent medical care to all
Anyone considering travel to the equatorial regions of the Americas has in recent days undoubtedly been advised of the appearance of an unwelcome new addition to the litany of potential health threats in the region — the Zika virus.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis elementary school principal was seen pushing several students out of the way of an oncoming bus before the vehicle fatally struck her, authorities said Tuesday.
“We’re hearing a lot about diversity. I hate that word so, so much.” So said Ava DuVernay to a room of reporters and fellow members of the film industry at a Sundance Film Festival luncheon on Sunday, reports The New York Times .
Remember when those militiamen broke into Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge for pretty unclear reasons? Bill Maher took a moment to address his own confusion at the situation during the New Rules segment on “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night. “Someone needs to tell those wackadoodle militiamen who took over a federal building in the middle of nowhere in Oregon that to be a hero, you need something to be heroic about,” he said
When you have a large family, traveling together can be a challenge. But with a little bit of planning and research, family vacations with children and grandchildren can be a great way for generations to bond
While a report by a British judge found that Russian president Vladimir Putin probably approved of the Russian security service’s plan to kill Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer turned Kremlin critic, justice remains far for many other dead, disappeared or jailed Putin critics. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 56 journalists have been killed in Russia since 1992. Here are some of the most prominent Kremlin critics who have been killed or jailed in the last decade: Boris Nemtsov Nemtsov, a prominent critic of Putin who exposed corruption in the government, was gunned down in February near the Kremlin. At the time of his murder, Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, had been working on a report on Russia’s role in separatist uprisings in eastern Ukraine in 2014
Whether you chose to gather your team on a weekly or monthly basis, make sure everybody walks away feeling recharged and with a game plan. Here’s how 12 entrepreneurs make run-of-the-mill staff meetings worthwhile. A.
“I hope she’s forgiving,” Steve Harvey told the audience just moments before Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez joined him on stage. Harvey hadn’t seen Gutierrez since the 2015 Miss Universe pageant — the night he made the mortifying mistake of identifying her as the pageant winner . Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach had actually won the crown. “I want to make sure she’s OK,” the comedian said during the Tuesday episode of his show.
Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics.
It’s as predictable as the terrible twos: Any time groups try to pass a progressive workplace policy, opponents warn of the unintended consequences to jobs and businesses. That has certainly been the case with proposals to establish a family and medical leave insurance fund. The facts say otherwise: A growing body of evidence shows that such a policy does not unintentionally harm businesses or jobs or profitability or the economy.
Rennett Stowe/ Flickr It’s no secret that cruises appeal to retirees. In fact, some travelers still subscribe to the notion that vacations at sea are exclusively for the “newlywed and nearly dead.” While that characterization may have been true a decade ago, today’s cruise lines attract just about every type of traveler and appeal to various interests. Whether you want to sail solo, with several generations of family members or even with Kid Rock fans, there’s a cruise for you
TOP STORIES A STATE OF THE UNION FOCUSED ON KEEPING THE COUNTRY UNIFIED “President Barack Obama put the American people on notice Tuesday night that a dark future awaited American democracy if its citizens didn’t begin to come together rather than retreat into ethnic or religious corners.” Check out the top moments from the State of the Union, as well as the full text of Obama’s speech . Plus here’s how Obama , and the Republican Party , took aim at Donald Trump last night.
As the New Year begins, people start making New Year’s Resolutions. These resolutions are mostly about getting in shape and eating right. For me, and my fellow Jains in the world, we usually don’t have a problem with eating well, we just have a problem with food, in general
I have to laugh as the Republican Party deals with the “birther” issue of Senator Ted Cruz. There is nothing more amusing than seeing Republicans hoisted by their own petard, or simply put, being hobbled by tactics they developed
LAS VEGAS — These days, the Consumer Electronics Show is about more than just electronics. Marketers and ad agencies also flocked to Vegas to find out about new opportunities to reach consumers
RG3 cleared out his locker today, save for this note.
Ladies and gentlemen, here’s your next presenter, Steve Harvey! Oops, sorry folks. We’ve made a mistake
Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Mike Munchak has absolutely no chill. Towards the end of the first quarter of the Steelers’ Wild Card matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night, Munchak yanked a handful of Bengals safety Reggie Nelson’s dreadlocks. Nelson barrelled into the Steelers’ sidelines after pushing running back Jordan Todman out-of-bounds. Munchak may have felt like Nelson unnecessarily shoved his running back into the sideline — Todman was nearly out-out-bounds when Nelson hit him, and the extra push sent Todman crashing into the bench. Todman should have been the star of the play for his darting run, but one of his coaches overreacted to a bit of chippiness on Nelson’s part.
Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with New York University Professor Mohamad Bazzi about the Saudi-Iran rift.
We may only be a few days into 2016, but Hollywood is already dialing up the heat in the fashion department. At the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night, Portia De Rossi looked stunning in a white dress-turned-jumpsuit, while Dakota Johnson was adorable as ever in a matching crop top and long skirt. But our favorite look of the week belongs to Khloe Kardashian, who rocked a black jumpsuit that flattered her amazing figure. Check out the best-dressed stars below and let us know if you agree with our picks. Also on HuffPost: — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms
The Great Recession delivered a body blow to our country’s financial equilibrium, and only after years of painfully slow recovery have housing prices begun to stabilize and the unemployment rate steadily fallen. But while the economic crisis has abated, it remains a devastating morass for many, especially young adults, ethnic and racial minorities, and lower income families.
As the U.S. House voted to tighten restrictions on the resettlement of Syrian refugees , former Marine and award-winning author Phil Klay took to Twitter to express his disappointment.
A Scottish newspaper offered a warm message to Syrian refugees arriving in the country this week. “To the first refugees fleeing war-torn Syria who will arrive at Glasgow Airport today, we’d just like to say: Welcome to Scotland,” read the front cover of The National on Tuesday. Our front page: As the first Syrian refugees arrive in Scotland tomorrow, we'd like to offer them a warm welcome pic.twitter.com/1zZ7fazcbS — The National (@ScotNational) November 16, 2015 Over 100 refugees arrived in Scotland on Tuesday afternoon, part of the U.K.
The UNDP recently held its Resilience Development Forum (RDF) , looking at how the international community can support the many millions of Syrians displaced by civil war. It has taken over four years of conflict but delegates at the RDF at least now recognized that only a political solution can bring an end to the fighting and give hope to the displaced that they might return home and build a future in Syria. Whether the need for a political solution will be recognized by the peace talks scheduled to restart soon in Vienna is, of course, another matter entirely
Paris will never be the same after last night, and as the French mourn their dead – and we all mourn with them – the reality is that Friday 13 November will inevitably leave a permanent scar on the face of this beautiful city, just like 9/11 did to New York or 7/7 did to London. However, just like New York, London, Madrid, Riyadh, Beirut and other cities which have been and continue to be hit by terror, Paris will find a way to go on, despite this being the second attack in the French capital this year and the worst since WWII
Last week, a man named Jesse Braham (stage name Jesse Graham) tried to sue Taylor Swift for a whopping $42 million . He claimed that her hit “Shake It Off” uses lyrics from his song, “Haters Gone Hate.” (Clearly, he’d been living under a rock and hadn’t heard any hip-hop/R&B songs from the past 30 years. See: 3Lw’s ” Playas Gon’ Play ,” 504 Boyz’s ” Haters Gon’ Hate .”) On Tuesday, Judge Gail Standish of the U.S.
“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves.” Nisargadatta Maharaj From the fourth perspective you look at the world through the mind; from the fifth perspective, you look at the world through the heart. In the fourth perspective you identify with no one; in the fifth perspective, you identify with everyone. The fourth perspective is wisdom; the fifth perspective is compassion
“The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing about.” Pascal You can’t be rational if you are too emotional.
The conjunction between the efforts on Syria and Yemen is interesting, especially as the talks also coincided with Saudi Arabia for the first time agreeing to Iranian participation in an international conference on Syria.
By James M. Dorsey The Israel Football Association (IFA) acting on orders of the police has suspended what it calls ‘sensitive’ matches, a reference to professional and amateur games between Israeli Jewish and Israeli Palestinian squads.
Here is what I posted on American Spectator’s spectator.org on Sunday/ Oct 11, 2015. http://spectator.org/articles/64324/third-intifada The Story behind President Obama’s Sixty Minutes Interview: “If you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in, in order to prop up your ally, is leadership, then we’ve got a different definition of leadership.” Barack Obama, interview with Steve Kroft 60 Minutes, October 11, 2015
“The wise men treat everybody as equals, whether it be a learned and cultured brahmana, a cow, an elephant, or a dog and an outcaste. He does not differentiate between anybody.” (Bhagavad-gita 5.18) Recently, I had trouble sleeping for weeks
World leaders came together last week in New York City and adopted a set of relevant, achievable and measurable goals to lift the world out of poverty and hunger, address climate change and take action for the betterment of human lives everywhere. All 17 goals adopted are important and key to achieving sustainable development. But just as important is the protection and preservation of our global cultural heritage
Bringing a Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect to the ICC is an important precedent for war crimes committed by ISIS and a larger effort to combat blood antiquities As the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) met in New York this week – bringing together world leaders to inaugurate the Sustainable Development Goals – the “Global Goals” – the Governments of Niger and Mali, UNESCO and the International Criminal Court (ICC), working together, made a down-payment on Goals 16 (peace and justice) and 17 (partnerships for the goals). That’s because they collaborated to help in the investigation, arrest and surrender of an alleged perpetrator of cultural destruction in ancient Timbuktu, a World Heritage Site. By working to protect cultural heritage and bring a perpetrator to justice, these actors are helping to promote access to justice and accountability.
This week the refugee crisis caused by Syria’s horrific civil war moved to the next stage. Though prompted into action to curb the carnage, the U.S