On Being a Woman in Wildlife Conservation in India


“So, what do you do?”

The guy leans forward, all city slickness, adding, “You look like a designer.”

“Actually, I am a wildlife conservationist,” I meekly say, keeping up with the ping-pong game of what-do-you-do conviviality.

“A what conservationist?” incredulousness is writ large on the questioner’s face.


“Oh, dogs and cats.”

“No, tigers and falcons. In the forest.”

“But you don’t look like a wildlife conservationist,” he expertly avers.

“How does a conservationist look?”

“Like… more wild… more tough.”

woman-embed_030816064348.jpgLeeches bite, a lot, in the forest. But nothing that a woman can’t take.

At which point I put down my rum and coke with a lemon twist and move away from the man, because what he means – and what many other men and women mean – is that a wildlife conservationist should look more like a man.

When I was thinking of what I wanted to do, wildlife…

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CIA Undermines North Korea Summit By Leaking Report To Media Asset

Global Geopolitics


Just as it was reported that the summit between the United States and North Korea was back on and that Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea was on his way to New York to meet with officials in preparation for the June 12 summit, the CIA leaked an intelligence assessment concluding that “North Korea does not intend to give up its nuclear weapons any time soon.” The timing of this leak is striking, as it seems to be an effort to undermine negotiations between the two nations and comes just days after ranking members of the Democratic Party and Republican hardliners attacked President Donald Trump over his efforts to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The identity of the reporter who helped break the story also raises serious questions about whether or not a faction within the CIA deliberately attempted to undermine diplomatic efforts to…

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The Media’s Worst Nightmare

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Vassar Bushmills

This is not so much my fervent wish than my best guess.

It will take a few years to play out as the case load will be heavy, a select stream of a star-studded cast of men and women who have already earned stars on the Establishment Politic’s Boulevard-of-Fame.

Out of sight, alongside them, will be a much larger group from deeper inside the catacombs of the bureaucracy, names as anonymous as Peter Strozk and Lisa Page once were, or names like Papadopolous or Halper, each now known because of a media leak of a confidential source. They will accept a variety of plea-offers in exchange for evidence, and will also face their day in court, only with less fanfare.

Dozens, perhaps even hundreds more, will resign or retire, some maybe with full benefits, depending on their  relative guilt and their contributions to the prosecution.

Still, tens of thousands more in the federal government already go to…

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B Grimm puts cash behind biggest solar plant in region


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B Grimm Power president Preeyanart
B Grimm Power president Preeyanart

B Grimm puts cash behind biggest solar plant in region

Corporate May 31, 2018 01:00


B GRIMM Power Plc plans to sign a joint venture agreement with Vietnamese conglomerate Xuan Cau Co Ltd for the development in that country of Southeast Asia’s biggest solar energy plant.

B Grimm Power president Preeyanart Soontornwata said the total investment for the plant – with a planned generating capacity of 420 megawatts – will be around US$430 million. The company would hold no more than 55 per cent of the joint venture, Preeyanart said.

To be built in Tay Ninh, in Vietnam’s southwest, the solar plant is scheduled to start operations in June next year and 100 per cent of the supply will be sold to Vietnam Electricity.

The company yesterday also announced a Bt600 million…

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Region leads growth in flexible offices


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Region leads growth in flexible offices

Real Estate May 29, 2018 01:00


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DEMAND for flexible offices – including co-working spaces and serviced offices – is growing faster in Asia Pacific than anywhere else in the world, according to new research by real estate consultant JLL.

The region’s stock of flexible floor space is growing at 35.7 per cent per year compared to 25.7 percent in the US and 21.6 per cent in Europe.

The report, which looks at major coworking and serviced office operators in 12 Asia Pacific markets, reveals that the number of major flexible space operators has doubled, while flexible floor space has increased by 150 per cent between 2014 and 2017.

“By 2030, flexible work spaces could comprise 30 per cent of corporate commercial property portfolios worldwide,” says Jeremy Sheldon, Managing Director…

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Online groups creating new communities of people with shared values


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Online groups creating new communities of people with shared values

Tech May 27, 2018 09:21

By Asina Pornwasin
The Nation

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Digital transformation is not just about businesses. Thais are also actively building communities online to connect with each other and share interests.

Thais are turning to technology, including through Facebook, to create social good and to help each other online – with real-world impacts.

Currently, nearly 1 million active Facebook Groups have been created by Thai people. For example, Help Us Read is a community of more than 11,000 volunteers and visually impaired Thais. Using text-to-audio features on their mobile devices, visually impaired members are able to “read” content that helps them in their daily lives.

Natwut Amornvivat, co-founder and administrator of Help Us Read, said the group was established with a sense of community and support for blind people…

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Harley-Davidson adds Ubon Ratchathani dealership to network prior to opening of Rayong assembly plant


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Harley-Davidson adds Ubon Ratchathani dealership to network prior to opening of Rayong assembly plant

Auto & Audio May 29, 2018 14:28

By The Nation

With plans to start assembly in Thailand later this year, American luxury motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is quickly expanding its sales network in the Kingdom.

Harley-Davidson’s dealership in Ubon Ratchathani is the latest Harley showroom and service centre in Thailand.

It is operated by US Motorbike, a subsidiary of Master Group Corp (MGC-Asia), and gives Harley a total of nine dealers in the country.

The company announced last year that it was building an assembly plant in Rayong province in a move to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region.

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AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors: study


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AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors: study

Tech May 29, 2018 07:35

By Agence France-Presse

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A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday.

A team from Germany, the United States and France taught an artificial intelligence system to distinguish dangerous skin lesions from benign ones, showing it more than 100,000 images.

The machine — a deep learning convolutional neural network or CNN — was then tested against 58 dermatologists from 17 countries, shown photos of malignant melanomas and benign moles.

Just over half the dermatologists were at “expert” level with more than five years of experience, 19 percent had between two and five years’ experience, and 29 percent were beginners with less than two years…

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$35 mn penalty for not telling investors of Yahoo hack



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$35 mn penalty for not telling investors of Yahoo hack

Tech April 25, 2018 06:47

By Agence France-Presse
San Francisco

US securities regulators on Tuesday announced that Altaba will pay a $35 million penalty for not telling them hackers had stolen Yahoo’s “crown jewels.”

The 2014 breach blamed on Russian hackers affected hundreds of millions of Yahoo accounts, with stolen ‘crown jewel’ data including usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, encrypted passwords, and security questions, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

While Yahoo discovered the data breach quickly, it remained mum about it until more than two years later when it was being acquired by telecom giant Verizon Communications, the SEC case maintained.

“Yahoo’s failure to have controls and procedures in place to assess its cyber-disclosure obligations ended up leaving its investors totally in the dark about a massive data…

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Accused Yahoo hacker gets five years in prison, fine


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Accused Yahoo hacker gets five years in prison, fine

Tech May 30, 2018 08:07

By Agence France-Presse
San Francisco

A man accused of taking part in devastating cyberattacks on Yahoo for Russian intelligence agents was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison in a plea bargain with prosecutors.

The deal struck by 23-year-old Karim Baratov, who immigrated to Canada from Kazakhstan, also resulted in a fine that “encompasses all his remaining assets,” the US Justice Department said in a statement.

Baratov has been in American custody since being extradited from Canada last year on a US warrant for hacking, commercial espionage and related crimes.

US authorities allege Russian intelligence agents hired Baratov and another hacker to carry out attacks on Yahoo from 2014 to 2016.

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A Whole Lot of Abiding Goin’ On” 04.29.2018 Sermon

Bishop Craig Schweitzer

John 15:1-8 • April 29, 2018

Brothers and sisters in Christ, grace and peace to you from God our Father and our risen Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. Amen.

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Well done brothers and sisters. It is still Easter!

I heard a story recently about a man who ordered a tree house for his kids from an online company. After several days of anticipation, the day finally came when the box containing the tree house arrived. A box that revealed every parent’s worst nightmare. In large bold red letters on the outside of the box, it said, “Some assembly required.”

Image result for tree house sailboatNot to be deterred, with a tool-belt around his waist and an unrealistic goal in sight, the confident dad began to assemble the tree house. He spread all the parts across the backyard and began to read the instructions, soon to realize that…

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Evicting 30,000 Elderly under GOP Politics in Louisiana–more expected in Tennessee

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The state Finance Chair is worried the move makes them look “heartless.” Ya think?

Read the whole article here: https://www.themaven.net/beingliberal/room/louisiana-to-evict-30-000-elderly-from-nursing-homes-because-medicaid-ran-out-EzWpKPongkqFEdpF0lO66g/

Why Medicaid expansion failed in Tennessee – The Tennessean

Feb 10, 2015 – Why Medicaid expansion failed in Tennessee: The “Circle of … advice on health, Medicare and COBRA insurance and medical bill consulting.

Medicare in Tennessee – eHealth

Find help understanding your Medicare coverage options in Tennessee. … or ALS) or you have permanent kidney failure that requires dialysis treatment or a …

[PDF]The Tennessee Plan Handbook – TN.gov

The State of Tennessee Medicare Supplement Plan for Retirees. 2017 …. provider or hospital that does not accept ….. Failure to respond to the Plan’s request.

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How many carcinogens are too much in your food/drink?

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A child drinks a soda.

The words “artificial flavor” on the ingredient labels of sodas and other processed foods can refer to chemicals that are known to cause cancer in animals.


Ever wonder what “artificial flavor” means when you look at the list of ingredients? In some cases, it means chemicals that are known to cause cancer in animals and could cause cancer in humans.

For years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed food manufacturers to use seven such flavor additives. These flavorings can be used in a wide variety of processed foods and are found in everything from baked goods and alcoholic beverages to candy and ice cream to make them fruitier, tangier and nacho-cheesier…

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America, how are your children doing?

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And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

Matthew 25:40

More than likely you have heard the African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child,” in which this is and has been true for both African culture and even African American culture as a way of life. The Masai tribe from Kenya bring life to this proverb by the way they greet one another. Every time a Masai see one another they greet each other with this statement, “Kasserian Ingera,” which means, “How are the children?”. So before a conversation about family, money, work, health or any other thing, the Masai teach us that if we ask about the least of these in our village first, we have prioritized our focus. From here, the rest of the village will be great–as long as those who are…

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Dutch voters vote against Big Brother law

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In this Dutch video, Ms Marie-Michèle Stokbroeks speaks. She is the leader of the ‘liberal’ D66 political party in the local council in Weert town in Limburg province. Yesterday, Dutch voters voted in local elections, and in a referendum for or against the government bill enabling Big Brother-style mass spying on citizens. D66 in Weert lost two of its three local council seats. Ms Stokbroeks says in the video that the national D66 leadership caused that big loss. Before last year’s parliamentary election, having referendums was a main point for D66. The party also voted against the Big Brother proposal.

However, after the election D66 joined a new government coalition with…

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Dutch government party members against abolition of referendum

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In this Dutch video, Ms Marie-Michèle Stokbroeks speaks. She is the leader of the ‘liberal’ D66 political party in the local council in Weert town in Limburg province. On 21 March 2018, Dutch voters voted in local elections, and in a referendum for or against the government bill enabling Big Brother-style mass spying on citizens. D66 in Weert lost two of its three local council seats. Ms Stokbroeks says in the video that the national D66 leadership caused that big loss. Before last year’s parliamentary election, having referendums was a main point for D66. The part reaffirmed that in their 2017 election platform, calling for ’embracing’ the referendum and learning from it…

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London Conservatives co-responsible for disabled Grenfell disaster victim’s death

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London Grenfell Tower fireFrom daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Grenfell victim ‘denied human right to escape’

THE DAUGHTER of a Grenfell Tower victim launched a blistering attack on Kensington and Chelsea council today for housing a “vulnerable, physically disabled and partially sighted pensioner” on the 18th floor.

Nazanin Aghlani, daughter of Sakineh Afrasehabi, told the inquiry into the blaze, which killed 72 people last June, that the housing allocation team at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) shared responsibility for her mother’s death.

The 65-year-old Iranian grandmother, who moved to Britain in 1997, died with her sister Fatemeh, who was visiting on the night of the fire.

Ms Aghlani said: “As early as 2003, the RBKC housing department formally recognised and stated that, due to my mum’s disability and deteriorating health, she should not be housed in a lifted property above the fourth floor.


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A touch of Scotland in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modemworld

MindPillars, a Scottish themed Sim; Inara Pey, May 2018, on FlickrMindPillars, a Scottish themed Sim – click any image for full size

When first encountering its name, MindPillars, a Scottish Themed Sim would appear to give itself away from this title: a region with a Scottish lean in its design. However, this still leaves a number of questions open  – where in Scotland? Highlands? Lowlands? islands? When in Scotland? Modern times? Times past? These, and questions like them, demand people pay the region a visit to find out; and the truth is MindPillars has touch of Brigadoon about it, as well as a twist of Scottish legend and myth.

The landing point, while set, is not enforced. However after Caitlyn and I spent an hour exploring, I do recommend you use it, as per the SLurl above, as it will deliver you to Geata Fhoingail (Fingal’s Gate) towards the western side of the region. An arch cut through living rock, the…

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Three Things Businesses Should Look for in a Pensacola Website Design Company

Pensacola Web Design

Just about every company in Pensacola today needs a website, but not just any site will do. Pensacola Web Design experts who understand what it takes to succeed in business are ready to deliver real returns on investment. As a look at the page at http://truenorthwebagency.com/pensacola-web-design will reveal, choosing and working with the right partner will always be worthwhile.

Websites That Deliver Business Enhancing Results

No local business owner wants to invest money into a website that will not make a difference. Unfortunately, some web designers and developers focus mostly on looks and are unable to accomplish much of anything else.

On the other hand, pensacola web design professionals who are committed to providing real value to their business clients have ways of ensuring that every project will be a success. Some of the important benefits that a results-focused website can provide include:

Traffic. A website that receives too few…

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#Singapore beats #Dubai and #London to become #1 #SmartCity




EVERY city today wants to become a smart city so they can provide the best solutions and services to their citizens. There’s heavy investment in the field and news of new activity almost every other day.

However, not everyone can win the race. According to ABI Research, Singapore, for now, wins the title of the world’s smartest city.

Singapore scores highest on all innovation criteria with a special focus on Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and Freight-as-a-Service (FaaS) to maintain its leading role as a transportation and freight hub with driverless taxis, autonomous shuttles and platooning trials and projects.

Additionally, Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative addresses a wide range of urban issues linked to high-density living which has received applause internationally.

The Smart City Ranking competitive assessment ranked 10 megacities across developed regions: New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Seoul.

ABI Research analyzed each city for its…

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Super #library in #Ottawa (Canada) projected to be done in 2024 at new cost of $174.8 million



The City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission hired a planning firm to come up with a preliminary development plan for the future central library site at 557 Wellington St. and the land to the west, near the Pimisi LRT station.

The estimated cost of a super library on LeBreton Flats is now $174.8 million and the City of Ottawa will need to borrow $80 million to help cover its end of the development deal with Library and Archives Canada, a new report says.

The completion year is 2024, which adds an additional year to the last estimated timeline.

The city on Tuesday revealed its financing plan for a joint municipal flagship library and Library and Archives building. Construction costs have gone up by $6.8 million since the last high-level estimate. The city says it has refined the costs and also taken into account construction inflation since the last estimate.


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Wonderful cities across the world are building and investing in #libraries by Liz McGettigan



Wonderful cities across the world are building and investing in libraries. These new libraries are about merging physical and digital excellence, technology and learning but also the creation of innovative employment, social enterprise or regeneration spaces. Spaces for opportunity to thrive, opportunities for people to shape and influence their community, to co-design and co-produce. Places like Manchester have done it so well! We need a new loud advocacy, promotion and marketing strategy. Economic success and digital inclusion lies in delivering a national network of Smart Centres -time to join up agendas.


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Community Pool

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Welcome to the final edition of the Community Pool! Whether you’ve been a regular here for years or just recently discovered the Pool: thank you for making it such a supportive, lively, and collegial place for bloggers of all stripes.

As always, feel free to share links to your latest post for feedback, or ask a question about your site’s design, publishing cadence, or any other blogging-related topic you’re looking for input on. Since this will be the last time the Pool opens its doors, you’re also welcome to chat with others about any community initiatives you’re interested in starting or share links to existing blogging events you’re part of and think others might be interested in as well.

The Community Pool is for peer feedback and advice. Looking for more specific information? Check out some of these resources:

  • Learn, a series of step-by-step tutorials for those just…

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‘Choose Marriage or Education’


Madhur Anand | Brick | Fall 2017 | 18 minutes (3,526 words)

May his head burn! Your words are rocks thrown at my forehead! I will peel her skin off! Threats and insults like these do not sound that bad in their native Punjabi. Even when they are directed at loved ones. Even when they come from your own mother. The pronouns are catalysts for combustion, a quick, irreversible reaction, with only ashes for proof. However, an English word like partition can sit in an Indian’s mouth for hours, or even for a lifetime, in motion toward something shapeless, and then melted, gone. Sometimes partition represents a noun (a broken door), sometimes it is a verb (to divide into parts), but it is never clear who is at fault. An Urdu poet once called partition a birthday party for anonymous and a funeral for unanimity. A mathematician saw…

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Showcase Your Best Work with Portfolio Projects

Discover WordPress

With our collection of themes, you’re bound to find a template that showcases your work, no matter your passion — from photography to woodworking to flower arranging. And with the portfolio feature — available on all WordPress.com sites — you can highlight your most notable projects in a dedicated space that’s separate from your blog posts. Here’s how.

Display portfolio projects on your site

A portfolio on a WordPress.com site is made up of “portfolio projects,” a format that’s neither a post nor a page: they are organized separately and set apart from your posts and pages. Some of our visual and grid-style themes are designed with portfolio projects in mind and have the feature turned on by default — but if you’re not using one of these themes, you can activate the feature manually.

Memoirist, poet, and fiction writer Richard Hoffman uses portfolio projects to showcase six books on…

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Remembering The Heroes

Bob's Opinion

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes


By: R.S. Helms.  Bob’s Opinion 5-28-2018


Since the Civil War, the decoration of the fallen soldiers on both sides of the war started us down a pathway of remembrance, a time to honor our heroes who gave their life sacrifice for the freedom that we enjoy so richly. 

We may disagree politically, but one common truth runs deep red in the veins of the men and women of our military who freely sacrificed all, including life and limb to protect the homeland from being overrun by socialist tyranny only to see a greater threat from within.

I salute my fallen brothers in arms and pledge that I will carry on in the battle for our freedom and sovereignty, until the day I die.  Thank you – All of you.

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Forum: Is There A Solution For Censorship Of Views On The Right By Social Media?

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Every Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Is There A Solution for Censorship Of Views On The Right By Social Media?

The Razor: Yes my solution is to stop using them completely. I deleted my Facebook page years ago and don’t regret it. Twitter is moronic and masturbatory. All the others have limited utility.

If conservatives publicly left these platforms they would turn into boring echo chambers for the Left – and that’s pretty much what they are today.

So why even bother?

I’ve been playing around with technology since I was a kid. I once thought there wasn’t such a thing as too much technology, but then I tried buying a book on my Kindle and was told that I had already…

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“What Isn’t She Telling” by Michelle Medhat

Between the Beats

what she isnt tellingAvailable on Amazon

I was drawn to this book as much by the blurb as by the reviews. The title is compelling, What Isn’t She Telling. Author Michelle Medhat has penned a brilliant combination of science fiction, political intrigue, terrorists, and romance in a taut page-turner.

Beginning with Ellie Noor’s nightmare which is almost prescient and shifting quickly to a conversation between two men who are followers of Al Nadir, Medhat sets the stage for a story that could have come from today’s news.

Ellie’s husband, Sam Noor, is an agent with Britain’s M16. Living as a diplomat, Sam has never revealed his true profession to Ellie. It’s only by accident that she discovers the secret he has been concealing for ten years.

But there are deeper and more spectacular secrets to come; the most amazing is Ellie’s secret. After she experiences both a strange dream and a bizarre…

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Dominican Actor, Alexander Pimentel, in Shakespeare’s “Henry IV”

Repeating Islands

pimentel.origAlfonso Quiñones (Nota clave) writes about Alexander Pimentel, who he calls “one of the best prepared Dominican actors in the United States” and a rising star on the in the U.S. market. Pimentel will be joining seasoned actors, such as Tom Hanks, for a production of Henry IV. Quiñones writes:

According to news coming from Los Angeles, Alexander—who was the protagonist of that wonderful staging almost a decade ago of “El Graduado,” at the Theater of fine Arts [in Santo Domingo]—has been called in to perform with Tom Hanks in a lavish production of the play Henry IV, by the greatest playwright of all time.

Alexander was recently seen in the world premiere of The Madres at The Skylight Theater Company, and in the lead role in the workshop of the new musical Havana Music Hall. Some of his previous best roles include Gabe in

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How to Know the Will of God! Post 2338

Our Daily Bread



This Blog will be dedicated to a member of our Bible Study Class

at Sagemont Church in Houston (281-481-8770) until she is

fully recovered from her liver transplant on 5/13/2018!






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I endorse it 100% as being a true depiction of the Birth, Life, Death and Resurrection

of The Son of GOD: Jesus Christ


Each Day, Read and hear each Chapter from the Book of Revelation:

Revelation Thirteen – Antichrist and his lieutenat arise – Video & Audio


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How to Know the Will of God!
“… present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by…

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Lions near Kenya’s capital

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This 2016 video from Kenya is called A Free Walk Day For The Lions In Nairobi.

From Leiden University in the Netherlands:

Lions in the queue for food

25 May 2018

The number of lions in Kenya is decreasing alarmingly, due partly to the encroaching cities and the development of the countryside. Together with local scientists and inhabitants, Leiden biologists are studying how this decline can be halted. ‘Lions are cleverer than we thought.’

Inhabitants of the suburbs of Nairobi often get the shock of their lives: every year between the streams of cars a huge lion will make its appearance. And, given the resulting commotion, these 3200-kilo

Very doubtful. Wikipedia estimates male lions are 150-250 kilo.

lions find themselves hemmed in by the cars. In Kenya’s capital Nairobi, this is a more frequent occurrence than it may seem, Leiden Professor of Environmental Biology Hans de Iongh, who also…

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Nelson Mandela, 100 years celebration

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This video from the Netherlands says about itself:

The honorary doctorate of Nelson Mandela

29 May 2018

2018 will mark the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), former President of South Africa. Mandela received an honorary doctorate from Leiden University in 1999. The then Rector Magnificus Willem Wagenaar honoured Mandela as ‘a true defender of freedom’. We celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela by organising a lecture on 1 June 2018. More information here.

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London Grenfell disaster survivors say government to blame

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This music video from Britain says about itself:

Shocka | Grenfell Tribute [Music Video]: SBTV

29 June 2017

After a few difficult weeks for us in the UK, Shocka brings us the realness. He’s currently raising money for the victims of Grenfell Tower, if you would like to support, download MyBusks and you can donate to his live performance of this track.

By Robert Stevens in London, England:

Relatives’ tributes at Grenfell Tower Inquiry blame government for deaths

29 May 2018

The first week of commemoration tributes by family and friends to the 72 victims of the Grenfell Tower fire ended last Friday, in the opening stages of the official government inquiry.

So far, tributes have been given for 47 of those who died in last year’s June 14 inferno.

The tributes continue today and are expected to conclude this week.

This writer was present during the…

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Australian military base pollution causing cancer

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Jenny and Terry Robinson, victims of Australian military base pollutionFrom the World Socialist Web site in New South Wales, Australia:

Official report “just a fob off”

Australia: Residents denounce government response to PFAS health disaster

By our correspondents

29 May 2018

WSWS correspondents recently spoke with Terry and Jenny Robinson, who have lived in Williamtown near an Australian air force base for 17 years. The property is within the “red zone” established by the New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority in 2012 after soil and water tests indicated high concentrations of PFAS chemicals (see: “Australian government reports whitewash responsibility for toxic foam crisis”).

Property prices in the area have plummeted and there are serious concerns over the health impacts associated with the chemicals. Jenny is one of a number of residents suffering from cancer.

WSWS: What do you think about the government health report’s dismissal of the dangers of PFAS chemical contamination?

Terry Robinson: I personally…

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Italy crisis, by Tariq Ali

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This video says about itself:

The World Today With Tariq Ali – Italy In Crisis

29 May 2018

Turbulent times hit Italian politics again with fresh elections announced after the deal for a populist coalition between the Five Star and League parties collapsed after just one week.

Tariq sat down with political sociologist Paolo Gerbaudo a few days after the Five Star-League coalition was announced, to discuss the reasons behind the rise of populist politics in Italy and the collapse of the extreme center parties.

How many times will I again have to point out that far-right parties like the Italian Lega Nord, the French National Front, the German AfD etc. are not ‘populist’ but racist, neo-fascist, etc?

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Stephen King Returns To Castle Rock In Uplifting Novella Elevation

Finished reading The Outsider? Because there’s another Stephen King book coming your way on October 30, 2018.

The beloved best-selling author will next publish Elevation, a short novella that returns to his Castle Rock setting but strikes a blessedly different tone. Described as a rebuke to our divisive culture, Elevation tells a story that’s joyful, uplifting, and tinged with sadness.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.

“In the small town of Castle Rock … Scott is engaged in a low-grade — but escalating — battle with the lesbians next door whose dog…

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Cuba Religious Freedom in the Eyes of the U.S. State Department 


On May 29, 2018, the U.S. Department of State released its 2017 International Religious Freedom Report, which is required by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (“the Act”) and which details the status of religious freedom in nearly 200 foreign countries and describes U.S. actions and policies in support of religious freedom worldwide.[1]

The State Department says its “guiding principle [in preparing this report] is to ensure that all relevant information is presented as objectively, thoroughly, and fairly as possible. Motivations and accuracy of sources vary, however, and the Department of State is not in a position to verify independently all information contained in the reports. To the extent possible, the reports use multiple sources to increase comprehensiveness and reduce potential for bias.”

At the report’s release, introductory remarks were made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (a former Republican U.S. Representative from Kansas and Director of the…

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this day in crime history: may 29, 1979

Nobody Move!

On this date in 1979, federal Judge John H. Wood, Jr. was assassinated outside his home in San Antonio, TX. Wood, who was nicknamed “Maximum John” due to the harsh sentences he handed out for drug offenses, was the first federal judge assassinated in the 20th century. An anonymous tip led police to ex-convict Charles Harrelson, father of actor Woody Harrelson. Harrelson had been hired to kill Wood by drug dealer Jamiel Chagra, who was due to be appear before Judge Wood in a narcotics case. At trial, Harrelson claimed he hadn’t killed Judge Wood, but had taken credit for it in order to collect money from Chagra. The jury didn’t buy it, and Harrelson was convicted of murder. He was sentenced to two life terms and died of a heart attack in the federal supermax prison in Colorado in 2007. Chagra’s brother Joe received a 10 year sentence for…

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Double Standard? Marine Discharged Over 1 Email Containing Classified Info vs Clinton IWB ^ | Thinker  Posted on 5/29/2018, 2:20:53 PM by davikkm Double Standard? A Marine Was Discharged Over 1 Email Containing Classified Info, Compared to Hillary Clinton’s 110 Damaging Classified Ones. Some are pointing back to this case of a U.S. Marine to highlight an alleged double standard involving Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. Steve Doocy sat down this morning with an attorney for Jason Brezler, who was forced out of the service for using his private email account to send a warning to fellow Marines about an Afghan police chief’s alleged links to the Taliban.

Obama Says ‘I Didn’t Have Scandals.’ So What Are All These? — The Federalist

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Just because media didn’t properly cover your scandals doesn’t mean you weren’t involved in them.

At a Las Vegas tech conference last week, former president Barack Obama told an audience that his presidency had been scandal-free. “I didn’t have scandals, which seems like it shouldn’t be something you brag about,” Obama joked, according to Newsweek. We hear this talking point quite often from Democrats.

Now, perhaps the president didn’t experience the fallout from a scandal, which is very different from never having been involved in one. For this confusion, Obama can thank the political media.

Why does it matter now? For one thing, historical revisionism shouldn’t go unchallenged. Democrats are running to retake power, and many of them were participants or accomplices in numerous corrosive scandals that have been airbrushed.

The other reason, of course, is that when we start to juxtapose the mythically idyllic Obama presidency with the tumultuous…

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Indiana Tourism DevelopmentIndiana officials are keen on finding ways to attract more visitors to the state. The Indianapolis Business Journal explains that the Indiana Office of Tourism Development prepares to employ a marketing firm to head the initiative.

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Indiana Tourism DevelopmentIndiana officials are keen on finding ways to attract more visitors to the state.

The Indianapolis Business Journal explains that the Indiana Office of Tourism Development prepares to employ a marketing firm to head the initiative.

Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Liebstar Award

Thoughtful Hues

My first Liebster Award and I’m so grateful!!!

Glad to be accepting this, I have been nominated By Rupal Jainfor Liebstar Award. I have been following her blog for some time now and I like her blog a lot. Mostly posts related to beautiful quotes and her views on them. Please head on over and read her posts. You will not be disappointed.

The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers who they think need encouragement and recognition. It was started by The Global Aussie in 2011.

The rules for the 2018 Award are as below :
• Thank the person who nominated you
• Display the award on your post
• Write a small post about what makes you passionate about blogging
• Provide 10 random facts about yourself
• Answer the questions given to you
• Nominate 5-11 other blogs for this award

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5 must have sunglasses for this summer.


Hello everyone.

The best accessory that you can wear in summer is sunglasses. These are one of the neccesary items in summer.

These are the five sunglasses that will make these summers more fun and more classy. Complete any look with these sunglasses.😎

• Aviator

• Cat eye

• Metallic frame

• Heart shaped/cool

• Oval/round shaped

Try these sunglasses and get a hike in your style. These summers will be more fun with these cool sunglasses in your collection.

These sunglasses will make your fashion game up.

Chic, elgant, cool, and funky. Sunglasses can add up all kind of plus pointz to you look.

You will be much mire stylish if you will wear one of these.

Be sure you try atleast one of these.


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The Real You

Searching for Grady

Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun  ~   Don Miguel Ruiz

20180528_192119845637228.jpg photo by Grady

We spend so much time searching for The Meaning of Life little realizing that as we search, so we travel further and further away from our true self and how we perceived ‘our’ world back then.  Those precious moments of wide-eyed awe as we became aware of our senses and the emotional high that came with seeing a beautiful flower or holding a tiny kitten. To lie in the grass and stare up at the sky as clouds magically turned into animals and birds. A world of…

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The Solar Eclipse That changed the way we see the world: Einstein and Eddington a Fine Collaboration

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On this day May 29, 1919, just one year shy of a century mark a young Astronomer, Arthur Eddington who was known as England’s top measurement man was at the Gulf of Guinea looking up at a very fateful sky.

It just seems like yesterday when I was a child looking up at the sky. For a friend in between the endless shades of black and blue. It feels like something I shared with the first Astronomers. But I wasn’t ever so lucky to feel the rush of being able to fathom the secrets about our cosmos and understand the ultimate masterpiece that is The Universe.

I found the answer to my questions in books and through expert documentaries and other AV media. As the information sources and channels expanded, thanks to the internet, the thrill of figuring out has receded, it is almost near to nothing.

But in times…

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