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“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong it learned how to walk without having feet.” – Tupac Shakur The late Tupac Shakur’s poem has always resonated with me. His words speak to the underdog, the overlooked and unsung hero, who finds a way to grow and thrive, against the harshest odds.
I’m standing on Pennsylvania Avenue watching Donald Trump’s Inauguration Parade. As he waves to the crowd, I try to shout, but my voice is drowned out by the screaming masses around me. I struggle to speak, but things start spinning and then I’m falling.
Daina Trout Daina Trout is the CEO of Health-Ade Kombucha , which she co-founded in 2012 alongside her husband, Justin Trout, and best friend, Vanessa Dew. Daina received her BS from Georgetown University and a Master’s in Nutrition and Public Health from Tufts University, where she honed in on her philosophy that health has everything to do with one’s happiness, not just the science.
Japanese Eating Italian Food Abruzzo in Japan, authentic Italy in the heart of Tokyo. We all know that Italy undoubtedly is on top of the list of most travelers’ wishes and Italian cuisine is appreciated all over the world.
At first glance, it is easy to dismiss poker as a silly game that middle-aged men play at their weekly guy’s night to one-up each other and earn some treasured cash winnings. However, first appearances can be deceiving.
“Professional protesters”..This is how president elect #Trump called hundreds of thousands of Anti-Trump protesters nationwide. Coming from the Middle East, I have heard the same exact rhetoric before but in a different language
My wife came down to breakfast Thursday morning still in a daze over the outcome of the election. She said, poignantly, “I feel just like I did after my father died. I used to wake up each day with a sense of dread saying ‘that really didn’t happen, did it?’ But it did happen, just like this election happened, and I’m having that same sense of dread”
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be extremely difficult. If you reach the end of your rope and need advice on the spot, two organizations have helplines you can easily access: the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. (Please note, however, that you should call 911 for emergencies.) The Alzheimer’s Association Helpline: 1-800-272-3900 The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Last week, we pre-empted our usual Talking Points format for a pre-election column.
By Yiannis Giokas In the last decade, we’ve witnessed a major shift in the way IT departments operate. Today, many organizations are faced with competing choices in speed, availability, stability and cost optimization
It was an impossible task. Get together the million selling lead singer of Snap! Thea Austin, who is often out touring singing one of her 20 #1 singles including “Rhythm Is A Dancer;” Morgan Mallory, in demand live artist, new album “Manifesto” out and now the former Voice contestant is a vocal teacher; Daniel Charleston, in demand in Southern California for his chorus performances and as a featured artist in Pacific Opera Project; and me, the big gay entertainer and talk show host with a dream to sing about being better.
In light of the political climate in America right now there is an overwhelming amount of political coverage on television. From the news to comedy shows and right down to your favorite television series.
Prologue I received an email from a connection in the art world, putting me in touch with the organization of an artist in Brussels. His staff was assembling a group of journalists to write about his gigantic solo show opening at the State Hermitage Museum, in Saint Petersburg. They wondered whether I might be interested in flying to Russia to see the show
His name is Donald J. Trump and he approved this message! If anyone has any doubt about the authoritarian, fascistic nature of Donald Trump’s campaign for President, take a look at his virulently anti-Semitic closing campaign ad, which is laced with longstanding themes of anti-Semitism.
As a kid growing up in Long Island, I remember hearing my mom crying at the kitchen table as my dad tried to console her. She had recently lost her dad, my grandfather
Some folks who identify as progressive — and therefore oppose Clinton — still think it is OK to vote for Jill Stein in so-called safe states. I urge you to think again. No matter who wins on Tuesday, the only hope to advance a progressive agenda is to build a unified, integrated progressive movement at the local, state and national levels
On November 1st, the Greenpeace Esperanza Facebook page posted this question: “Should we eat meat on board Greenpeace ships? Let us know what you think.” After nearly 1,000 comments, most of them critical of eating meat on board Greenpeace ships, Greenpeace responded with: “Hi everyone! Thanks to all of you who took the time to weigh in on this important question. We are still sifting through all your comments, but we wanted to say thanks for being a part of this conversation
Co-Authored by Maclen Zilber, Democratic Strategist and Campaign Consultant based in Hollywood, CA Despite the recent scandal swirling around FBI Director James Comey stemming from his controversial and unprecedented engagement in the 2016 race for the White House, most public opinion polls continue to show that Hillary Clinton has a firm structural electoral college advantage in the race to become America’s 45th President.
This nightmare will end soon. Barring those leaning towards Secretary Clinton turning out in only mid-term proportions, Hillary Clinton will be elected president. The nuclear codes will be safe and the sort of apocalyptic “day after” depicted in the much hyped 1980’s television movie will return to being only the haunting possibility that could arise from international hostilities
Italian Panini This Italian Sandwich (Italian Panino) takes some of the most delicious ingredients you will find at your local delicatessen, and packs them into a freshly baked focaccia roll. Watch me enjoy this simple favourite, right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Around the world, TVs are getting connected to the internet. And that means big new possibilities for the ways in which advertisers can reach viewers. For one, internet targeting capabilities support the delivery of individual ads tailored to specific households.
We need to care more about the standard we are allowing our politicians to set for our society. When we allow them to make hateful, bigoted, ill-informed comments, we give everyone else free reign to do it too. We often think it’s only our actions that create our environment – but inaction can have as significant an impact for all of us.
I was watching The Walking Dead Sunday night when a small makeshift choir in a small makeshift town started singing “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” This, I said to myself, is why Bob Dylan, who wrote “Don’t Think Twice,” won the Nobel Prize for literature. And why he deserved to win it. Why exactly?
This Natural Disaster Assistance Law Is Why Other States Are Policing Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Almost exactly 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill creating an interstate agreement for emergency management. That inconspicuous law has opened the door for the current flood of out-of-state law enforcement agents present at the continuing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota.
For the past 6 years we have been told, THIS would be the year of the 3D Printer. As much as manufacturers would love for every man, woman and child to suddenly decide they need a 3D printer, it just has not happened. While there are many explanations for why 3D printers have not gone mainstream, one factor has been price.
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The import series Brief Encounters proves again that while British actresses often seem as prim as their country’s reputation, they also love a chance to get naughty every so often. You could call Brief Encounters a period piece of sorts, since it’s set in the early 1980s, but this is a very different sort of costume drama. The outfits here run toward skimpy underwear, the type popularized in Britain by Ann Summers
A common question I get is “How do I get a bank loan to fund my startup?” The default answer is that it probably won’t happen, because most banks just don’t make bank loans to startups. The failure rate is just too high, and startups typically don’t have the assets or revenue stream to back up the loan. That’s why Angel investors are so sought after by entrepreneurs
Random Sunsets Around the World – Part 4, Arctic and Antarctic regions – Sinking Low on the Looney Front
Moving on from Africa, the blog series on sunsets goes sweeping off to the far north and far south, once again focussing not only on the sun’s technicolour splashdown but also on the all-pervading gilding rays of its descent. Greenland Kangerlussuaq Ilulissat Norway Svalbard, Spitsbergen – Longyearbyen Canada Nunavut, Qikiqtarjuaq Labrador, Happy Valley Yukon River near Whitehorse Alaska Off Icy Strait Sailing from Homer Aleutian Islands, Sandy Point Antarctica Antarctic peninsula Upcoming blog next Sunday: Southern European sunsets ______________ By the same author: Bussing The Amazon: On The Road With The Accidental Journalist, available with free excerpts on Kindle and in print version on Amazon . Swimming With Fidel: The Toils Of An Accidental Journalist , available on Kindle, with free excerpts here , and in print version on Amazon in the U.S here .
By James M. Dorsey Faced with a drop in popularity, intermittent protests against rising prices, and calls for a mass anti-government demonstration, Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is seeking to appease the country’s youth, soccer fans and activists with promises of change
We’re in 2016 and we start our grim mid-week morning in a Ferrari that transports us back to 1985, the year that marked the arrival of the Ferrari Testarossa Monospecchio. Testarossa, which means red head in italian, was the name given to the car because it’s engine featured two red coloured rocker covers
Hilary (Brenda Meaney) and Spike (Dan Clegg): What’s on their minds? God and math. Photos by Kevin Berne Can everything in human life, or in existence of any sort, be explained by higher math and supercomputers
At a special dinner honoring The Man Who Knew Infinity movie, and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons at Bagatelle in the Meatpacking district this week, the discussion was on how you play a math geek. The answer: you have a secret weapon, a real math geek who can teach you how to scribble those equations effectively on a chalkboard. The man in question, Manjul Bhargava, was honored with a Fields Medal; Neil DeGrasse Tyson, “just your neighborhood astrophysicist,” as he describes himself, explained just how impressive the Fields Medal, is.
According to the bi-annual study by the London Zoological Society and the World Wildlife Fund, global wildlife populations have declined by 58% since 1970. Freshwater environments, lakes and streams and their surroundings, says the report, are the most grievously damaged, with on average 81% of their 1970-level non-human animal life now missing. Methodological critiques of the report – deeming its authors to have mashed vast and variegated data excessively into too few signal numbers – abound. But no serious biologist denies that we are in the midst of an enormous extinction event. “Event” is the proper term, although not all mass extinctions happen with one great bang, of the Asteroid-Dinosaur variety. For perspective, the rebounding of new life after a mass extinction takes millions of years. On that scale, the demise happening right now all around us is horrifically sudden
By Hal Bundrick, CFP Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower.
As the election draws near, many people are wondering about the impact on their investment portfolios. It’s been a crazy season, but to answer that question, let’s make one large assumption: The American democracy will survive the season, and the American economy will continue to grow and provide jobs in the future.
Watching the Australian Government try to navigate the difficult shoals of energy policy in the 21st century is like watching a ship adrift without a compass, or perhaps a map provided by the fossil fuel industry back in 1950. While major emitters in Europe, North America and Asia are setting out structured plans to transition their economies away from the dirty, polluting energy sources of the 19th and 20th centuries – coal, oil and gas – the Australian Government appears to be engaging in a debate that many thought would not still be underway in 2016
It is not a new problem. Death from overwork has been publicly discussed for decades in Japan. Yet the recent suicide of a woman in Tokyo to escape the ravages of overwork at Dentsu has come to represent how endemic the issue has become for many who seek a better life in Japan.
Dear Mr. Goodell, Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander received a 10-game suspension for marijuana use. Lane Johnson, right tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, was suspended for 10 games for performance enhancing drugs.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Berkeley: A scorching revival of Albee’s Domestic Demolition Derby
Sizzling: Josh Schell as Nick, Beth Wilmurt as Martha, David Sinaiko as George Photos by by Jessica Palopoli Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? strips bare the deceptions and bonds that hold together two horrible marriages. Shotgun Players’ current staging of the 1962 classic strips bare the dynamics of those relationships, without distractions.
“It’s just her turn,” I say.
This is the fifth in my series of ” Letters to a Trump Supporter ,” from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our conversation about Barack Obama , he sent me a so-called “Newsweek” article blaming affirmative action for the Obama presidency
Book Review – Jackie K Cooper A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS by Mary Alice Monroe Mary Alice Monroe writes from a place of love. She creates stories about people she loves, places she loves and creatures she loves
The story depicts a young Wallisian man trying to make it in the world of rugby in France. 3 B Productions Niko Besnier , University of Amsterdam French filmmaker Sacha Wolff’s first feature film, Mercenaire (released in English as Mercenary ), tells the story of a young Pacific Islander, Soane Tokelau, trying to make it in professional rugby.
“It makes me so sad.
The only thing to fear about too much sexual abuse talk is silencing victims and hiding predators. The nation is grappling with their ideals. Conversations about rape culture, feminism and misogyny are important, sensitive and nuanced
In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer speaks with David Dayen, author of the book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud . Dayen and Scheer discuss the federal government’s failure to respond to millions of people who suffered from the mortgage fallout from the 2008 bank crisis
Years ago, while raising my three children and taking numerous writing courses, my reading tastes were along the lines of works by A. S. Byatt, Anne Tyler, Anna Quindlen and John Irving, just to name a few, but I had friends who couldn’t stop talking about Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire .
When I was in the third grade I got a wild hair up my ass to learn to play the violin. I have absolutely no idea what possessed me to become enamored of this instrument, except perhaps the fact that it was smaller than I and had very beautiful curves, which I admired.
Trina Gordon/Boyden Trina Gordon is President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors.
Halloween has always been my daughter’s favorite holiday. But this year the only costume she wants–the one she is begging and pleading for–is a She Devil. It has a short short skirt, red fishnet stockings and knee high boots
“I’ll tell you something…. You won’t find better weather anywhere in the world than this,” a friend of ours said as he was leaving after visiting us in Ecuador. Morning View of Vilcabamba, Ecuador He’s right about that
The left is 2013, at my high school graduation. A month before I cut my hair, a month before I moved out to start my transition, a month before my stepdad told me I was making my mom cry herself to sleep because of my decisions, a month before my last suicide attempt
To federal officials, it’s a way to provide greater transparency and efficiency in the way the United States tries to prevent infectious diseases from spreading. To the folks at one nonprofit health organization, it’s a “power grab” by the federal government that could eventually prohibit people who aren’t vaccinated from getting on airplanes, trains, or ships
Under President Obama’s leadership, the United States has taken historic strides to cut carbon pollution and address climate change. From the Paris Climate Agreement, to limits on carbon from power plants, to Fuel Economy Standards, we are closer then ever before to a clean energy future
When I realized that my brain’s default was two-column, either-or thinking, I began to get a glimpse of how I was limiting my life.
By James M Dorsey The soccer soft power contrast between Qatar and Iceland speaks volumes. A comparison of the strategies of both countries demonstrates that it takes more than money to leverage soccer to create political, geopolitical and economic opportunity. Money and world soccer body FIFA’s desire to take one of the world’s foremost sporting events beyond Europe and the Americas helped Qatar win the right to host the 2022 World Cup.
The millennial generation — love them or hate them — has and will continue to have a tremendous amount of spending power. But will millennials invest their money wisely? I recently sat down with International financial advisor and CEO of binary trading platform WMoption , Gordon Malcolm to find out what kind of mistakes entrepreneurs typically make when it comes to investing.
The Paris Climate Agreement created a framework for keeping the global rise in temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial levels, but it left emissions from international flights and shipping in limbo – partly because their “international” nature made it hard to reach agreement on which countries to charge the emissions to. That changed for one of those sectors on Thursday, when the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN agency charged with coordinating aviation regulation, agreed to freeze net aviation emissions at 2020 levels beginning in 2021, and to force airlines to offset emissions above that threshold . The agreement came just two days after the European Commission voted to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, ensuring that it comes into effect on November 4 of this year – apropos, because if it weren’t for the Europeans threatening to impose their own regulations on all flights into and out of their part of the planet, we might not have this agreement
Jim Lauderdale broke out in 2016.
If most deaths are like losing a page or a chapter, Oscar Brand’s death Friday was like losing a book. The phrase “living encyclopedia” gets tossed around a little too loosely, but when it came to folk music in the broadest, richest, most satisfying scope, there’s no other way to describe Oscar Brand.
Arancini Recipe Arancini are deliciously plump stuffed rice balls filled with ragu, peas, mozzarella and deep fried. Arancini are originally from Sicily and my version is simple to make and coated with fresh breadcrumbs making them extra crispy and simply exquisite.
Carren Ginsburg , University of the Witwatersrand ; Mark A. Collinson , University of the Witwatersrand , and Philippe Bocquier , Université Catholique de Louvain Understanding health trends among people who migrate is difficult. In most cases migrants fall outside health systems planning and may struggle to access health care facilities
I have read Chicago Tribune editorials for almost half a century. The Tribune ‘s September 30 editorial endorsing Gary Johnson for President of the United States is the first one that ever caused me to consider cancelling my subscription – not just because I disagree with the editorial, but because it was so bizarre in its reasoning.