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 Striking it rich in the construction and real estate worldStriking it rich in the construction and real estate world by Joseph Gatt
I have two methods when I write articles. One is reading thick books and trying to find what common wisdom is in there. The second is reading the press and listening to people, and trying to find out what their common wisdom there is.
 The fallThe fall by Bohdan Yuri
The skin touches, the flesh burns;jerks from fearing singes,fragile is its thought.inclination presses on, confirmed,
 Biden's Promise: America is Back(wards)Biden's Promise: America is Back(wards) by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
With President Donald Trump all but conceding to the transition team that will take over after January next year, interest now shifts to President-elect Joe Biden’s choices for cabinet.
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 International Day of Disabled PersonsInternational Day of Disabled Persons by The Ovi Team
December 3rd; International Day of Disabled Persons.  Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability.
 John CassavetesJohn Cassavetes by The Ovi Team
December 3rd; the film director, writer and actor John Cassavetes
 First human heart transplantFirst human heart transplant by The Ovi Team
On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.Washkansky, a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease, received
 Bhopal Chemical AccidentBhopal Chemical Accident by The Ovi Team
December 3rd, 1984; Thousands of people die from the effects of toxic gases which leaked from Bhopal Union Carbide Factory near the central Indian city of Bhopal. The leak also caused injuries to nearly 250,000 more with over 10,000 have since
 Storm Clouds Over EthiopiaStorm Clouds Over Ethiopia by Rene Wadlow
 When love ruled the worldWhen love ruled the world by Nikos Laios
A soul Flows like water,It flows over Mountains and valleys,
 The universe as a 4-dimensional pinball gameThe universe as a 4-dimensional pinball game by Joseph Gatt
Parts of the universe explained in simple and simplistic terms. Just for fun, entertainment, and understanding where we\'re from. -If you were like me, you played pinball as a kid, and played pinball back when the only alte
 International Day for the Abolition of SlaveryInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery by The Ovi Team
December 2nd; the International Day for the Abolition of Slaverymarks t
 Why the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego MaradonaWhy the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego Maradona by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
In Argentina, beatification and canonisation can happen to living figures.  Unlike the officialdom of the Catholic Church, the processes take place in accordance with an i
 Answers to unsolved linguistics problemsAnswers to unsolved linguistics problems by Joseph Gatt
Short answers to common unsolved linguistics problems. Problem: why is Basque an “isolate language” with no clear connection to any other language? Answer: European languages have th
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for December 2020Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for December 2020 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You start this month in fine form - your energy, charisma, effectiveness and sense of timing would be great. You will charge ahead and accomplish you goals. Your determination a
 World HIV/AIDS day World HIV/AIDS day by The Ovi Team
This World AIDS Day – and all year round – we\'re asking you to Act Aware. Acting aware means finding out the facts about HIV and using this knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection. Many people do not understand
 Trump stole the election from himselfTrump stole the election from himself by George Cassidy Payne
From a political perspective, Donald Trump\'s behavior is utterly nonsensical. But when viewed through the lens of philosophy and psychology (which happens to be my particular academic training), his actions are not all that
 Not Adding Up: Australia, Iran and the Release of Kylie Moore-GilbertNot Adding Up: Australia, Iran and the Release of Kylie Moore-Gilbert by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia’s ambassadorial offices and political leaders have a consistent record of ignoring their citizens in tight situations.  David Hicks, Mamdouh Habib and Juli
 Understanding drug useUnderstanding drug use by Joseph Gatt
A very brief, somewhat straightforward guide to understanding drug use for prevention purposes. Marijuana Marijuana users tend to pick up the habit in schools, in universities or later in life.
 The hate that harms The hate that harms by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The WallThe Wall by The Ovi Team
The Wall is the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. Presented a
 The Flying ScotchmanThe Flying Scotchman by The Ovi Team
November 30th 1934; the steam locomotive Flying Scotsman becomes the first to officially exceed 100mph.
 Fin Elegy - Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 1Fin Elegy - Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 1 by Christos Mouzeviris
Fin Elegy Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 1. His eyes slowly opened as they blinked, still blurry and pained by the slightest of
 Keeping the Empire Running: Britain's Global Military FootprintKeeping the Empire Running: Britain's Global Military Footprint by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
A few nostalgic types still believe that the Union Jack continues to flutter to sighs and reverence over outposts of the world, from the tropics to the desert.  They would
 Understanding emotional blackmailUnderstanding emotional blackmail by Joseph Gatt
Emotional blackmail is often defined as “the threat of withdrawing emotional support if certain lines are crossed.” That wouldn\'t be my definition of emotional blackmail. Because there are relatively few instan
 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleInternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by The Ovi Team
November 29th. In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on t
 Trump's planned randomness   Trump's planned randomness by Thanos Kalamidas
In politics and despite to what we see in the surface even from a sociopath like Donald Trump, there is always a plan, a strategy. Things don’t happen randomly even though luck and calamities occasionally have a part t
 Empty Harbour Empty Harbour by Nikos Laios
Death by pestilence,Congealed lungsAnd sallow skin Clinging to bones,Vacant stares And empty streets,Bowls
 Hard questions about France's colonial past (in French)Hard questions about France's colonial past (in French) by Joseph Gatt
Le travail de réconciliation des mémoires entre la France et ses anciennes colonies en Algérie, en Afrique, au Proche Orient, en Asie et ailleurs ne peut, à mon avis, se faire que dans le cadre d\'un travail mémoriel qu
 UEF's 20 international Master's degree programmes start inviting applications on 1 DecemberUEF's 20 international Master's degree programmes start inviting applications on 1 December by Ovi Magazine Guest
The application round for the University of Eastern Finland’s Master\'s degree programmes taught in English opens on Tuesday 1 December 2020 and closes on Wednesday 20 January 2021. Finnish and international applicants
 Magellan reaches the PacificMagellan reaches the Pacific by The Ovi Team
 A Breath of Fresh Air In and Out of the Trumpian Chicken CoopA Breath of Fresh Air In and Out of the Trumpian Chicken Coop by Leah Sellers
“Well, look at you, Cheyenne,” Cheyenne’s Mama said with genuine surprise. “I have never known you to volutarily pick up the hen’s eggs out of the Chicken Coop without my having to threaten a grounding, Little Miss
 Dim Halos: Suppressing the Cult of Pope John Paul IIDim Halos: Suppressing the Cult of Pope John Paul II by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
As chief conductor of the saint factory, Pope John Paul II was always going to be, in time, canonised.  Almost 500 saints were created under his watch.
 Startups: the good, the bad and the uglyStartups: the good, the bad and the ugly by Joseph Gatt
A few additional reflections on startups. Why some succeed and many fail. Notes in no particular order. -The “messy” startup. A grocery store is simple to operate. You purchase fridges and freezers and shelves,
 AntySaurus Prick 20#09AntySaurus Prick 20#09 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
 Bruce LeeBruce Lee by The Ovi Team
November 27th 1940; On this day in 1940, the actor and martial-arts expert Bruce Lee is born in San Francisco, California. In his all-too-brief career, Lee became a film star in Asia, and a pop-culture icon, posthumously, in America.
 Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in AfghanistanSkewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was a
 Reflections on The Thanksgiving Turkey as Ritual Scapebird: An Unconventional Narrative Reflections on The Thanksgiving Turkey as Ritual Scapebird: An Unconventional Narrative by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 My conception of the resume and cover letterMy conception of the resume and cover letter by Joseph Gatt
Common sense “food for thought” on what a resume and cover letter should look like. Notes in no particular order. -First one, big one. After putting my name, address, email etc. on my resume, I would start by a
 Thanksgiving DayThanksgiving Day by The Ovi Team
Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now pri
 Casablanca premieresCasablanca premieres by The Ovi Team
November 26th 1942, Casablanca, a World War II-era drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City; it will go on to become one of the most beloved Hollywood movies in history. In the fi
 Anarchy in the UKAnarchy in the UK by The Ovi Team
\"Anarchy in the U.K.\" is a song by the British punk rock band the Sex
 Why Malaysia's Monarchy is Set to StayWhy Malaysia's Monarchy is Set to Stay by Murray Hunter
When Malaysia’s Yang di-Pertuan Agong, or king Al-Sultan Abdullah Al-Haj rejected Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s request to declare a state of emergency on October 25, many sections of Malaysia cheered him on.
 That OneThat One by George Cassidy Payne
The one that doesn’twant you to create anythingbecause it wants toprotect what it doesn\'t knowfrom being found out.
 No SDGs without elimination of Violence Against Women and GirlsNo SDGs without elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls by Ovi Magazine Guest
No SDGs without elimination of Violence Against Women and GirlsBy Viola Christian During the 16 Days of Activism against Gende
 International day to eliminate violence against womenInternational day to eliminate violence against women by The Ovi Team
November 25th, the United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution designating November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The resolution, which was introduced by the Dominican Republic, marked the anniv
 Myanmar: Fair Elections But Challenges AheadMyanmar: Fair Elections But Challenges Ahead by Rene Wadlow
The 8 November 2020 elections for the two houses of the Myanmar Parliament were carried out with little violence. The National League for Democracy (NLD) headed by Aung San Suu Kyi won some 80 percent of the open seats. The
 Float AwayFloat Away by Nikos Laios
The light flashed Like jagged forksAgainst the raggedSky,the golden geeseWith wings unfurledStreaked towards
 Suicide signs (how to save a life)Suicide signs (how to save a life) by Joseph Gatt
Maybe your friend or close one is suicidal and you don\'t know it. So here are signs that can help you save a life. Suicide signs are often misunderstood. If your best friend of loved one makes a long, passionate, i
 Physician Leaders Call for Fair Global Distribution of Covid-19 VaccinesPhysician Leaders Call for Fair Global Distribution of Covid-19 Vaccines by Ovi Magazine Guest
No country should be left behind in the race to vaccinate its population against Covid-19, the World Medical Association pointed.
 Oswald murderedOswald murdered by The Ovi Team
November 24th 1963; the man accused of assassinating the US President, John F Kennedy, was shot dead in a Dallas police station. Lee Harvey Oswald, a 24-year-old former Marine, was being transferred from police headquarters to the county jail,
 It is time for Greece to leave NATO, since it fails to secure its interestsIt is time for Greece to leave NATO, since it fails to secure its interests by Christos Mouzeviris
As the EU has postponed to make any decision on Turkey\'s aggression towards two of its members, Greece and Cyprus, until later this year, it is evident that coming into an agreement won\'t be easy. Witnessing how Poland and
 Covid Offices and the Religion of Remote WorkCovid Offices and the Religion of Remote Work by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Masks can prove liberating.  The hidden face affords security.  Obnoxious authority breathes better, hiding in comfort.
 Mapping depression Mapping depression by Joseph Gatt
There are basically two types of depression: there\'s biological depression, and psychological depression. Biological depression has to do with hormonal imbalances in the body and the brain and is difficult to treat
 Berserk Alert! #058Berserk Alert! #058 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
 Roald DahlRoald Dahl by The Ovi Team
 Far from the Madding CrowdFar from the Madding Crowd by The Ovi Team
November 23rd 1874; on this day, Thomas Hardy\'s novel Far from the Madding Crowd is publ
 A month of SundaysA month of Sundays by Abigail George
“I don’t see why you can’t write a book. I’m proud of you.” She caressed his back. \"I’m your Alba remember. You can make words do anything. You charmed the pants off of me.”
 Hologram Daddies and Posthumous MolestationHologram Daddies and Posthumous Molestation by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“I can’t even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together.”  So
 Does telepathy exist?Does telepathy exist? by Joseph Gatt
A lot of people claim to have predicted the future several times. Some claim to swear to have been thinking about a long-lost friend when that long-lost friend called them out of the blue. Some claim that they had a strange urge or feeling at t
 Major Gelopoulakis with Hamlet in a new lockdown Major Gelopoulakis with Hamlet in a new lockdown by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Kennedy shotKennedy shot by The Ovi Team
November 22nd 1963; the President of the United States was assassinated by a gunman in Dallas, Texas. John F Kennedy was hit in the head and throat when three shots were fired at his open-topped car. The presidential motorcade was travelling th
 When it comes to trustWhen it comes to trust by Thanos Kalamidas
What has happened in USA the last four years and what’s going on this minute with Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat, has changed US democracy for years to come if not for ever especially if radical jurispruden
 A Dedicated Obsession: Washington's Continuing Iran Sanctions RegimeA Dedicated Obsession: Washington's Continuing Iran Sanctions Regime by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
One dogma that is likely to persist in US foreign policy during a Biden presidency will be the sanctions regime adopted towards Iran.  Every messianic state craves clearly
 "Backpack ready" economics"Backpack ready" economics by Joseph Gatt
Pre-COVID, the economy around the world centered on this principle: borrow first, pay later. In a “borrow first, pay later” economy, the assumption is that sources of income are “stable” or
 Berserk Alert! #083Berserk Alert! #083 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
 RockyRocky by The Ovi Team
November 21st 1976, Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone as the underdog prize-fighter Rocky Balboa, debuts in New York City. The movie, which opened in theatres across the United States on December 3, 1976, was a huge box-office hit and received
 VoltaireVoltaire by The Ovi Team
 Universal Children's DayUniversal Children's Day by Rene Wadlow
 Those early yearsThose early years by Bohdan Yuri
I didn’t learn much in those early years,just remembered a few essential things,and my middle years were mostly spentconvalescing through my hidden fears.
 Hollywood and celebrity (and non-celebrity) playersHollywood and celebrity (and non-celebrity) players by Joseph Gatt
Fictional character Barney Stinson is famous for his playbook. A series of 50 hilarious tricks Barney Stinson plays to sleep with women, many of which could get him arrested for “date rape.” But celebrities, and
 Worming 20_03Worming 20_03 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 Nuremberg trials startNuremberg trials start by The Ovi Team
November 20th 1945; the International Military Tribunal for the Prosecution of Major War Criminals of the European Axis begins trying German war criminals at Nuremberg, Germany, on this day in 1945. Following Germany\'s defeat in World War II,
 Bo Diddley makes his national television debut Bo Diddley makes his national television debut by The Ovi Team
 Australia's Migration Advice Industry in DisarrayAustralia's Migration Advice Industry in Disarray by Murray Hunter
Australia’s Migration Advice Industry in Disarray New regulation causes more problems than it solves Australia’s D
 Petitions, Probes and Rupert MurdochPetitions, Probes and Rupert Murdoch by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia has given the world two influential and disruptive exports in the field of media.  One, currently in London’s Belmarsh Prison, is facing the prospect of ex
 Things drug addicts and dealers tell you to get you hookedThings drug addicts and dealers tell you to get you hooked by Joseph Gatt
Some things drug dealers and drug addicts tell kids (and adults) to get them hooked. -”If you do drugs your grades will shoot way up! You\'ll ace every single test! Drugs make you creative and enhance your mem
 WMA repeats plea for Taiwan's admission to World Health AssemblyWMA repeats plea for Taiwan's admission to World Health Assembly by Ovi Magazine Guest
On the eve of the resumed meeting of the World Health Assembly next week, the World Medical Association has again called for representatives from Taiwan to be granted observer status.
 Oceanus ProcellarumOceanus Procellarum by The Ovi Team
November 19th 1969; Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Be
 Pele's 1,000thPele's 1,000th by The Ovi Team
November 19th 1969; Brazilian soccer great Pele scores his 1,000th professional goal in a game, against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro\'s Maracana stadium. It was a major milestone in an illustrious career that included three World Cup champio
 Jacques Maritain (18 November 1882 -23 April 1973) World Citizen PhilosopherJacques Maritain (18 November 1882 -23 April 1973) World Citizen Philosopher by Rene Wadlow
Jacques Maritain was a French intellectual who spent the years of World War Two in Princeton in the U.S.A. He was a friend of the anti-Nazi German author Thomas Mann who also lived in Princeton. Both men were among the activ
 Astrolabe Astrolabe by Nikos Laios
I imagine Myself on a ship In the harbour Of AlexandriaCatching the stars With an astrolabe,In the city of Hypatia
 Competition-based and strategy-based lifeCompetition-based and strategy-based life by Joseph Gatt
Who am I to teach anyone lessons? Below is just a general overview of how people who base their life on competition behave, versus how people who base their life on strategy behave. Competition-
 Berserk Alert! #072Berserk Alert! #072 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
 Steamboat WillieSteamboat Willie by The Ovi Team
November 18th 1928; Walt Disney\'s Mickey Mouse debuts in NY in \"Steamboat Willie\". Mickey is piloting a steamboat when Captain Pete comes to the bridge and throws him off. They stop to pick up cargo. Minnie just misses t
 The LouvreThe Louvre by The Ovi Team
November 18th 1793; The Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France. the Louvre Museum or simply the Louvre — is one of the world\'s largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. It is a central landm
 Responsibility After TrumpResponsibility After Trump by George Cassidy Payne
If we are being honest with ourselves, the work for all of us has really just begun. For half the country, Trump was the great leader who would take it all on. To the other half, he represented a scapegoat for every problem
 Fur Trades and Pandemics: Coronavirus and Denmark's Great Mink MassacreFur Trades and Pandemics: Coronavirus and Denmark's Great Mink Massacre by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“The worst case scenario is a new pandemic, starting all over again out of Denmark,” came the words of a grave Kåre Mølbak, director of the Danish health authorities, the State Serum Institute.
 Working and competingWorking and competing by Joseph Gatt
Working means you\'re giving something. It\'s usually giving something in exchange for something. It could be a product in exchange for money. It could be a service in exchange for money. It could be more complex sc
 Warning that Patient-Physician Relationship Is Under Threat Warning that Patient-Physician Relationship Is Under Threat by Ovi Magazine Guest
A warning that the age old physician-patient relationship is under threat, has come from the World Medical Association.
 The Athens Polytechnic uprisingThe Athens Polytechnic uprising by The Ovi Team
November 17th 1973; Despite the harsh repressive measures of the military Junta during the seven-year dictatorship of 1967-1973 in Greece - the imprisonments, displacements, mass trials in emergency courts-martial, torture, moc
 Building Stronger Conflict Prevention NetworksBuilding Stronger Conflict Prevention Networks by Rene Wadlow
As we reflect on current armed conflicts on which the Association of World Citizens has proposed measures for conflict resolution : - Nagorno-Karabakh, Yemen, Syria, Ukraine-Donetsk-Lougansk- Russia - we ask ourselves if we
 Sawing the Sacred: Felling the Djab Wurrung Directions TreeSawing the Sacred: Felling the Djab Wurrung Directions Tree by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Djab Wurrung women are in an abusive relationship with Victoria’s government.”Sissy Eileen Austin,
 Women and scienceWomen and science by Joseph Gatt
The stereotype goes like this: there are very few women in science, technology, math and engineering because women lack the analytical mind that men have. That is, they say, women are better at “describing” when men are better at
 UNESCO foundedUNESCO founded by The Ovi Team
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established on 16 November 1945. Its stated purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international co
 Fyodor Dostoevsky is sentenced to deathFyodor Dostoevsky is sentenced to death by The Ovi Team
 When we get to ParisWhen we get to Paris by Abigail George
 Begging Outrage: British Journalists for AssangeBegging Outrage: British Journalists for Assange by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Even that title strikes an odd note.  It should not.  The Fourth Estate, historically reputed as the chamber of journalists
 The social aspects of tourismThe social aspects of tourism by Joseph Gatt
A brief guidebook for tourism policy.
 American memories, forty years agoAmerican memories, forty years ago by Thanos Kalamidas
Αμέρικα, σήμε
 The final of a Tale of Two CitiesThe final of a Tale of Two Cities by The Ovi Team
November 15th 1859; on this day Charles Dickens\' serialized novel, A Tale of Two Cities, comes
 Start a fire while fired & other conspiracy theoriesStart a fire while fired & other conspiracy theories by Thanos Kalamidas
 Out of Nothing Out of Nothing by George Cassidy Payne
My love for you is gravitationally balancedbut unstable. A system of huge swirling whirlpools endlessly recycled as repulsive forces that expand with constant acceleration
 Rolling Heads at the Pentagon: Trump as Sacker-in-ChiefRolling Heads at the Pentagon: Trump as Sacker-in-Chief by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
A sense of redundancy might encourage calm.  The job is done, however well or poorly.  The legacy charted.
 World Diabetes DayWorld Diabetes Day by The Ovi Team
World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes mellitus world and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response
 Random reflections on the foreign language classroomRandom reflections on the foreign language classroom by Joseph Gatt
Some observations and thoughts on learning foreign languages inside and outside the classroom. -The experience everyone has. You take 200 hours of Hebrew lessons. Or 400 hours of French lessons. Or 800 hours of Mand
 Liquid BlueLiquid Blue by Nikos Laios
In the depths ofThe liquid blueFloating in Solitude.
 Factionalising Antisemitism: The British Labour Party Suspends Jeremy CorbynFactionalising Antisemitism: The British Labour Party Suspends Jeremy Corbyn by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Whatever stance taken by followers of the British Labour Party on the subject of antisemitism within its ranks, the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn must be seen as an exercise of muscle on the part of Sir Keir Starmer.
 Physicians leaders express concern over human rights violations against Uighur people Physicians leaders express concern over human rights violations against Uighur people by Ovi Magazine Guest
The World Medical Association has called on the international health community to express their concern about human rights violations on the Uighur people, a Muslim ethnic minority being detained in China’s Xinjiang re
 Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson by The Ovi Team
November 13th 1850; on this day Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure
 SI and EQ of kidsSI and EQ of kids by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel
As much as good health is important for life so is social and emotional intelligence and parents seem to understand it best during these times. Many develop a high SI (Social Intelligence)  from getting out and interact
 Nagorno-Karabakh: Starting the Second Month of WarNagorno-Karabakh: Starting the Second Month of War by Rene Wadlow
27 September 2020 marked the start of a renewed armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh among the forces of Azerbaijan, the Armenian-populated Republic of Artsakh, and Armenia. The conflict has provoked a loss of life and the des
 Single-person dependent personality disorderSingle-person dependent personality disorder by Joseph Gatt
Another medical paper. Dependent personality disorder is a well-known and well-studied condition, one where an individual has huge anxiety problems when left alone. The individual\'s anxiety when left alone can incl
 DeWitt WallaceDeWitt Wallace by The Ovi Team
November 12th 1889; on this day DeWitt Wallace is born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to a minister and his wife. After high school, Wallace worked in a bank and began keeping an index-card file of his favourite magazine articles. He later attended th
 Sorry Tale of Malaysian PM's Survival in PowerSorry Tale of Malaysian PM's Survival in Power by Murray Hunter
Sorry Tale of Malaysian PM’s Survival in PowerContinuing political Instability is a product of the politicians seeking power and perks
 Viral Optimism: The Pfizer-BioNTech VaccineViral Optimism: The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The announcement that Pfizer Inc., along with its collaborative partner BioNTech SE, had come up with a successful vaccine candidate to combat the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
 The "first job" syndromeThe "first job" syndrome by Joseph Gatt
Another medical science paper. New recruits are often misunderstood. Some of them do very well on the job, adapt very quickly, and blend in very quickly. But, there is a fairly common condition,
 Taking for granted ...Be waryTaking for granted ...Be wary by Ovi Magazine Guest
Taking for granted … Be waryBy Honourable Donald J. Johnston The title of these comments is inspired by my personal expe
 Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott by The Ovi Team
November 11th 1852; on this day, the Saturday Evening Gazette publishes \"T
 Biden's Victory: A Eunuch Presidency BeckonsBiden's Victory: A Eunuch Presidency Beckons by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Whatever was set to happen on November 3, President Donald J. Trump would not lose.  Falling in that establishment firebreak against democracy known as the Electoral Colle
 SustainSustain by Jan Sand
Anyone who has lived a while,Accumulated times that should not have been,Suffers, not from misdirections, not from what was,But from what was not, butNe
 Protocol crisisProtocol crisis by Joseph Gatt
My second medical science paper. My first paper was on a psychiatric condition I called the “culture shock syndrome” which could be revised and updated. This paper is on a psychiatric condition I will call the
 Fastnet RockFastnet Rock by The Ovi Team
November 10th 1847; the passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
 Sesame StreetSesame Street by The Ovi Team
November 10th 1969, \"Sesame Street,\" a pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut. \"Sesame Street,\" with its memorable theme song (\"Can you tell me how to get/
 Velimir Khlebnikov: (9 November 1885 - 28 June 1922) The Futurian and World CitizenVelimir Khlebnikov: (9 November 1885 - 28 June 1922) The Futurian and World Citizen by Rene Wadlow
Let Planet Earth be sovereign at last. Planet Earth alone will be our sovereign song Velimir Khlebnikov Velimir Khlebnikov was a
 The People Have SpokenThe People Have Spoken by George Cassidy Payne
He tried hate speech and voter intimidation. He endorsed gerrymandering and photo ID laws. He declared the election illegal before the first votes were counted and said he was uncertain about a peaceful transfer of power. In
 The pseudo-science of reading booksThe pseudo-science of reading books by Joseph Gatt
Friends. Let me tell you why books scare you. Your high school teachers and college professors discussed books at length. Very often, your high school teachers and college professors did not read the books that they
 A Recipe For The WarA Recipe For The War by Ovi Magazine Guest
A Recipe For The War By Zlatko Hadžidedić, Adnan Idrizbegović There is a widespread view that Germany\'s policy
 KristallnachtKristallnacht by The Ovi Team
November 9th 1938; on this day in an event that would foreshadow the Holocaust, German Nazis launch a campaign of terror against Jewish people and their homes and businesses in Germany and Austria. The violence, which continued through November
 Progressivism is a Winner in 2020Progressivism is a Winner in 2020 by George Cassidy Payne
“A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.” ― Theodore Roosevelt, 
 The US Presidential Election: The View from OutsideThe US Presidential Election: The View from Outside by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It was now the turn of other states to vent about, and at, the United States.  The 2020 US presidential elections were coming down to a razor sharp wire.
 Notes on extraterrestrial lifeNotes on extraterrestrial life by Joseph Gatt
Notes and speculations on the existence of extraterrestrial life, in no particular order. -The general assumption is that the universe is made up of planets made of rock and stars made of helium (let\'s call it fire
 Koulis goes lockdownKoulis goes lockdown by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Bram StokerBram Stoker by The Ovi Team
November 8th 1847; on this day, Bram Stoker, author of the horror novel “Drac
 Louvre opensLouvre opens by The Ovi Team
November 8th 1793; after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. Today, the Louvre\'s collection is one of the richest in the world, with artwork and ar
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The next four years will determine where and how all the accumulated economic resources will be spent. The decisions will affect those suffering from rainy days to come. Targeted spending will sow seeds for innovation, techn
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I sighed Beneath aSpreading Chestnut tree As darkness stalked The night like a black swan Gliding above th
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The current education system in most countries is about playing the system. Let\'s discuss my middle school and high school friend and call him X. X could not stay single. He had this dating cycle with girls where h
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November 7th 1989; East Germany\'s Communist-dominated government has resigned - the first time such an event has occurred in the country\'s 40-year history. The decision by the Council of Ministers to give up office leaves the Communists still
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As the present world order weakens, the mega confrontations have appeared more likely: On its post-Soviet revival quest, Russia becomes increasingly assertive in Euro-MED theatre and beyond. The Sino-American relations are i
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The great bard remarks in Henry VI: Part II that all the lawyers ought to be killed.  In entertaining this homicidal formula, William Shakespeare had yet to encounter that
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Simply put, political and economic theory evolved with technology. First, there was no International Postal Union. So communicating with written mail was a little complicated, as letters often took too much time to
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On 6 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 Novembe
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November 6th 1856; “Scenes of Clerical Life”, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
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November 6th 1917; led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin, leftist revolutionaries launch a nearly bloodless coup d’état against Russia\'s ineffectual Provisional Government. The Bolsheviks and their allies occupied government
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Ever since the killing of the French teacher Samuel Paty in a Paris suburb on October the 16th, France-and potentially Europe has entered another circle of violence and bloodshed. Samuel was targeted by a teenage muslim refu
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“Ambition is the subtlest Beast of the Intellectual and Moral Field,” wrote John Adams to his son, John Quincy Adams, in January, 1794. “It is wonderfully adroit in concealing itself from its owner.
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Lending money to someone is a militant act. The idea is if you lend your friend 5 bucks so he can buy lunch, and that he promises that his parents will give him money and that he will pay back tomorrow, that\'s a militant act. You\'re basically
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On November 5, 1994, 45-year-old George Foreman knocks out 26-year-old Michael Moorer and becomes the oldest heavyweight champ in the history of boxing. Foreman had been the champ once before, until Muhammed Ali took the belt from him in 1974
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Protests Open New Divisions in Thai Society Students fight against the tide of history Thailand is currently engulfed by daily
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It’s an oxymoron with a long history: American democracy.  In referring to the United States, it does not exist.  Nor
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Professors and regular people look at my writing and sometimes go like “that can\'t be academic writing, that\'s too simple!” To many people, academic writing is one of two things: -It\'s either writ
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The spreading of fake news and discredited science by world leaders has led to many people dying and others being exposed to Covid-19, according to the departing President of the World Medical Association. In his valedictory
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November 4th 1956; The Soviet air force has bombed part of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, and Russian troops have poured into the city in a massive dawn offensive. At least 1,000 Soviet tanks are reported to have entered Budapest and troops d
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Despite negotiations for a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the fighting continues. The conflict becomes increasingly complex as other States become involved, in particular Turkey bu
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Four years of Donald Trump have left US democracy deeply wounded. However, never forget that the wounding has started long before with Donald Trump and
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The demand for this paper is for the following people and organizations: “I want to deal with \'clean\' organizations and want to avoid working with corrupt organizations. What signs should I look for?” Corrupti
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November 3rd 1903; with the support of the U.S. government, Panama issues a declaration of independence from Colombia. The revolution was engineered by a Panamanian faction backed by the Panama Canal Company, a French-U.S. corporation that hope
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In a post on Twitter, Turkey’s Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu, announced l
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In 2016, Australian Major General Jeff Sengelman approached the then chief of the Australian army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell
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This article will be a commentary on the saying “teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.” -You could give the man a rod and teach him how to fish at a pond. Maybe he\'ll catch 5 or 10 fish a day. That\'s n
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For more Nuttley HERE!
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What I call the “knowledge workers” tend to leave any country mainly for two reasons: -It\'s impossible to make ends meet in their home countries, and there are no perspectives of getting a job that will
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - An excellent month to move forward with your plans and ideas. Trust in this divine timing and move ahead.. Do not hesitate or doubt yourself, as this is a favorable time. You wi
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November 1st 1871; on this day Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage, is born
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November 1st 1986; a catastrophic fire at a chemicals factory near Basel, Switzerland, sends tons of toxic chemicals into the nearby river Rhine and turning it red. The fire broke out early in the morning in a storage building used for pesticid
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Pain is a broken mirror.  What?  You don’t believe that suffering is glass?  My eyes have been shattered by tears for many years.  Look!  Is this a human face?  No!  It is a mockery e
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The Jack-be-nimble, with his trick,Leaped above the candlestick,Occupied a time and space
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Πάρτι Χαλούμι
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Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while \"some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is
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Is international relations a field for cautious minds, marked by permanent setbacks, or terrain where the bold are encouraged to seize the day?  In terms of dealing with t
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Hurray to the Gonera beesthat attacked but did not kill the boywho had wondered awayfound himself stuckin a mouthless cave, aware out therewas light waiting to be se
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Human trafficking is a serious issue. A dramatic issue. A tragic issue. Prostitutes are often glorified as women (or men) who engage in the world\'s “most enjoyable” activity (sex) in exchange for the wo
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October 30th 1938; Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of \"War of the Worlds\"—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theatre company deci
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\"When I was young, if a girl married poverty, she became a drudge; if she married wealth, she became a doll\". -Susan B. Anthony
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Reservations at eightat our favorite table,you were fashionably late, a less than cherished fable. you ordered the usual wineI, a double blue label.in our most best of times
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A few myths and mistakes when it comes to career planning, in no particular order. Mistake number 1: telling teenagers not to focus on a career goal, and to focus on school instead. You know the
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The Turkish Government’s recent announcement that it intends to dismantle the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) ‘to protect patients and the profession from terrorists’ has been strongly criticised by the W
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October 29th 1740; James Boswell is born on this day in Edinburgh to an
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Geneva On Friday 23 October 2020, Stephanie Williams, the U.N. acting Special Envoy for Libya said that the representatives of the parties in Geneva had agree
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Play, and Let me dreamAn eternalBliss, anAbyss.
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The Euro is complex turf. Everyone loves some of it. But many think it was a bad idea. Few are sure why it was a bad idea. The good idea about the Euro and its launch on January 1st 1999 as a banking currency, and January 1
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Οι λαγοί και τ
 Cuban missile crisis endsCuban missile crisis ends by The Ovi Team
October 28th 1962; the world has breathed a collective sigh of relief after the superpowers reached an agreement ending the immediate threat of nuclear war. Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev has agreed to dismantle all Russian missiles based in
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In Europe minus the UK there is no academic job crisis. For a simple reason. Either in countries like France and Belgium the ministry of education supervises tenure, and getting tenure means taking a state-run one-y
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(For Hector Telles (1940-2009)She who comes flying from the “Region of Light” like an “Eagle of Fire”Your words, now unspoken,    linger
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Watch brands do not tend to circulate as discussion topics in the Australian federal parliament.  Time watching is a more functional affair. But Australia Post’s Chi
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October 27th. Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, are our common heritage and contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries. They help to maintain the cultural identity of a people; but countless
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27th October 1970; from the late 1950s to the mid 1960s, it was common for original cast recordings of successful Broadway musicals to find their way up near the top of the pop album charts. Hit shows like West Side Story, The Sound of Music an
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Iran, Russia and electoral interference.  It is all part of the delicious mess that any observer of US politics has come to expect.
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The Sage Straight upright in position lotus, all those points about he co-relates.Within he vanishes, swift enters the Self, the rising energies exacerbate.
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The media is really about making a buck or two and keeping readers hooked. In most Western democracies, the media keeps readers hooked by running stories about individual celebrities and their failed marriages, erratic pers
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For more \'Then, Again\' HERE!
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October 26th 2001; President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act, an anti-terrorism law drawn up in response to the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001. The USA PATRIOT Act, as it is officially known, is an acr
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October 26th 1900, writer Henry James first writes to Edith Wharton, whom he
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She has known pain all her life, has taken cou
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It was all a fitting reminder of Bertolt Brecht’s remark that bank robbery lies in the province of amateurs.  The real professionals of plunder establish banks.
 The hyper-debt economyThe hyper-debt economy by Joseph Gatt
In the 1980s and 1990s, job satisfaction statistics tended to be decent. It\'s wasn\'t all rosy, but a lot of people went to work with a smile on their faces. Of course in the 1990s, some people hated their jobs. But they a
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October 25th. World Pasta Day is the day which is celebrated on 25th October every year. The chief purpose of World Pasta Day is to encourage the nutritional and culinary advantages of the pasta. Eating the Italian food is pleasure of travellin
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While the court decided that the nazi Golden Dawn is a criminal organization sentencing its leadership into years of imprisonment, another case starts now to unveil the homophobic, discriminat
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The myth goes like this: Jews around the world control and dominate politics, finance, the media and other key ventures. Jews are very secretive about their wealth, power and abuses, but there are a few traitors amongst them who dared speak out
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  For more Berserk Alert! HERE
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October 24th 1970; Salvador Allende, an avowed Marxist, becomes president of Chile after being confirmed by the Chilean congress. For the next three years, the United States would exert tremendous pressure to try to destabilize and unseat the A
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7 October marked the 2001 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the first major action in the \"war on terror\". Today, there are difficult negotiations in Doha, Quatar,between representatives of the Taliban that the U.S. had overth
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What if there had neverbeen a Socratesan Erasmusa Voltaire or Mark Twain
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You\'re going to find a lot of good fiction works that are not in English. But when it comes to non-fiction, you\'re going to have a lot of trouble finding anything worth reading that is not in English, especially anything written in the 21st c
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How to Spend it: An Austro-Franco-German Proposal for a European Post C-19 Recovery Programme The conference named “75
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October 23rd 1956; thousands of Hungarians erupt in protest against the Soviet presence in their nation and are met with armed resistance. Organized demonstrations by Hungarian citizens had been ongoing since June 1956, when signs of political
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Thailand’s Tourism Sector Struggles to Rebound Local xenophobia, bureaucratic fumbling make recovery a nightmare Thaila
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Falling    Our choices change the future    evolution of the universe. His    body is heaven’s plateau. A cold
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A few more myths about dating and relationships. Myth: You can find love on Tinder and other dating apps.First off, the proportion of men to women on dating apps is huge. Something like 90 to 95
 Berserk Alert! #034Berserk Alert! #034 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE!
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October 22nd 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, which he declines.In his novels, essays, and plays, Sartre advanced the philosophy of existentialism, arguing that each individual must create meaning fo
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I. What is Fascism? Is the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the new Hitler?  Now this is quite a radical question but in lieu of the Imper
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In July 2017, two journalists working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dan Oakes and Sam Clark,
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Myths and realities about dating, for women and men. In no particular order. Myth: “I slept with a woman and never called her back.” Reality: Sociologists have it that around 10% wom
 Walk & talk 20#21Walk & talk 20#21 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk HERE! For more
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October 21st 1917; an iconic figure in the history of jazz music who was instantly recognizable even to millions of non-jazz fans by his puffed-out cheeks and his trademark trumpet, with its horn bent upwards at a 45-degree angle, John Birks Gi
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It was highly probable.  Given the howls of concern that social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook nurse and nurture a bias (every choice on content entails one)
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Waking With A Poem Already In My HeadWednesday morning, waking with a poemalready in my head, I sawthe pond-skaterpirouetting on thin iceand knew, as I began to writ
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I\'ve met quite a few people who claim that they do things “the American way.” These people are often from “tribal” societies. That is societies where “respect” and “moderat
 Berserk Alert! #196Berserk Alert! #196 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
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 Moammar Gadhafi's endMoammar Gadhafi's end by The Ovi Team
 Only Parents Can Stop Children's Addiction to Social MediaOnly Parents Can Stop Children's Addiction to Social Media by George Cassidy Payne
After several high-stakes congressional interrogations, unflattering portrayals on film, and personnel shake-ups within his company, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg does not possess the same idealism he started with
 Britannic Impunity: The UK Overseas Operations BillBritannic Impunity: The UK Overseas Operations Bill by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It was praised by Michael Clarke, former Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute, as “clear an
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There are really two ways of reading Sartre. One way to read him is to read his books like it\'s his point of view, one that you think is correct or incorrect, but that you don\'t necessarily want to follow. The other way to read Sartre is to a
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Η ομελέτα του
 Ethiopia aloneEthiopia alone by The Ovi Team
October 19th 1935; the League of Nations votes to impose deliberately ineffectual economic sanctions against Fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia. Steps that would impede the progress of the invasion, such as banning the sale of oil to It
 The Failure Of SuccessThe Failure Of Success by Jan Sand
I was inspired to think about this by the sculpture of Damien Hirst of a skull inset with an entire surface of diamonds. Hirst is a very successful and very controversial artist who does extremely well in his contributions t
 Poetry of Your EyesPoetry of Your Eyes by Shola Balogun
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Received a few more questions on “face-saving” cultures, and here are the answers. Q: What are the differences between dating in face-saving cultures and dating in “free” cultures?
 Joker without "J"Joker without "J" by Patrick McWade
For more \'Then, Again\' HERE! For more O
 Alaska Alaska by The Ovi Team
October 18th 1867; the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Tex
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October 18th 1775; African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery. Phillis Wheatley (1753 – December 5, 1784), enslaved at the age of eight, is widely known as the first African-American woman in United States\' history to have
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The era of disinformation, misleading labeling, conspiracy theories and paraphrasing ideas has long been reali
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A flock of geese Fly under a grey sky,The fields are damp,The streets are wet.
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The main problem of higher education: either you go to college straight out of high school and your brain is still comfortable with studying, attending lectures, reading, memorizing and tests. Or you take a break from high school, try to make m
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The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to
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October 17th 1968; two black American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowe
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...“determined to promote the common welfare by furthering separate and collective action for the purpose of raising levels of nutrition and standards of living”
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The tide has been turning against UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.  Oafishly, he has managed to convert that tide into a deluge of dissatisfaction assisted by the gravitat
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What is good is bad. What is bad is good. This is pretty much how things tend to work in face-saving societies when it comes to business, politics or military affairs. In business Wh
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE!
 Oscar WildeOscar Wilde by The Ovi Team
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October 16th 1946; at Nuremberg, Germany, 10 high-ranking Nazi officials are executed by hanging for their crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, and war crimes during World War II. Two weeks earlier, the 10 were found guilty by the Int
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15 October is the U.N. designated International Day of Rural Women.  It is a day to highlight the need to increase food production, especially in those countries that face
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(for Ambronese)    I’m helpless. She knows this and tells me     to forget this place of weeping and change.    She’s an
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Two quick, useful, hopefully important notes on France. Note 1: how come no one in France seems to say that they are French? When you ask them where they are from, they either answer with silence and an irritated look on th
 Walk & talk 20#20Walk & talk 20#20 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 Mood IndigoMood Indigo by The Ovi Team
October 15th 1930; the legendary composer and bandleader Duke Ellington was so famous for his poise and charm that it should be no surprise that he had a pithy story at the ready whenever he was asked about one of his most famous and enduring w
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Ran on the beach early this morning in Bulli which is a small coastal surfing village on the east coast of Australia, and the sun rising up from the east over the wide Pacific Ocean catches wisps of mist rising up from the s
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Alaska, Summer 1981Before the finneddinosaurs of the Icyemptiness were interrupted by the early warships of man
 Combating racism effectivelyCombating racism effectively by Joseph Gatt
President Obama is a man that I admire and have fatherly affection for. I admire his work at the Obama Foundation, “creating the next generation of leaders.” These young folks the Obama Foundation brings togethe
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Political will is needed to foster multilateralism in Europe – Dr. Franz Fischler saysBy Guido Lanfranchi On July 1st 20
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October 14th 1994; the writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, a crime drama featuring multiple
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In her September 17 speech to parliament, the Attorney General of the Australian state of Victoria, Jill Hennessy,
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A major principal for the mythical Mario Puzo’s Godfather (Vito Corleone) was that the immediate family (first and second degree relatives) are on
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I have 100 bucks. I could use 100 bucks for “needs” purposes (to buy stuff). I could hoard 100 bucks and hoard dollars for different reasons (a safety net, savings, or to blackmail people who some day might desperately need foreign
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Ο Γαλοπουλάκης τουρίστας
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August 24th, on this day in 1981, Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20
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Aug 24th 1572; King Charles IX of France, under the sway of his mother, Catherine de Medici, orders the assassination of Huguenot Protestant leaders in Paris, setting off an orgy of killing those results in the massacre of tens of thousands of
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To put things simply. When you\'re optimistic, you spend more money, because you feel that you\'re going to make more money. When you\'re cautious, you limit your spending, budget as much as you can, and only spend on neces
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“Oh the horrors of slavery! - How the thought of it pains my heart! But the truth ought to be told of it; and what my eyes have seen I think it is my duty to relate; for few people in England know what slavery is. I have been a slave - I
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August 23rd 1926; the death of silent-screen idol Rudolph Valentino at the age of 31 sends
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23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition. The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial r
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Epidemiologist Michael Marmot begins his August 10 piece in The Guardian on a sombre note.
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I would say the notion of freedom in the US is “strange.” Because the United States is about freedom of speech and freedom of worship and belief. But not freedom of action. Most countries however restrict freedo
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\"In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)\" by Evans—the monumental smash hit that
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While Europe is focusing on Covid-19 and the Belarus election result is currently dominating the news, another region of our continent is heating up again. The Eastern  Mediterranean is critically volatile, with Greece
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Abby asks if it is hard being a soldier. what the poem said in the end was strangely prophetic.     a righteous heart?
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To be honest, I used to dread fundraising, and the word fundraising itself. There\'s a reason for that, and I think many of you share my background. I come from a background where I grew up in foster homes. And when I asked
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The future of Europe depends on its neighborhoodUfM’s Nasser Kamel saysBy Guido Lanfranchi On July 1st, 2020, the
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21st Aug. 1911: The Mona Lisa, the famous portrait by Leonardo da Vinci also called (La Gioconda) (painted between 1503 - 1506), was stolen today from the Louvre in Paris. The Painting was stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia an employee of the Louvre w
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The sound of swing, which utterly dominated the American popular-music scene
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August 21st 1911; an amateur painter sets up his easel near Leonardo da Vinci\'s Mona Lisa at
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The explosion in a Beirut portside warehouse
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A list of difficulties that you could encounter as a translator, in no particular order. -Finding a job. Most companies will hire translators based on ethnicity rather than on the grasp of both (or all three) languages. Tha
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My First FuneralBy Ian C. Smith When Harry plunged her into a chasm of grief he also said her brother-in-law, who phoned Harry
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August 20th 1968; In the face of rising anti-Soviet protests in Czechoslovakia, Soviet troops (backed by troops from other Warsaw Pact nations) intervene to crush the protest and restore order. The brutal Soviet action shocked the West and deal
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On this day in 1918, August 20th, Jacqueline Susann, the author of Valley of the Dolls, the 1966 mega-hit novel about the showbiz lives of three women (reportedly modelled in part after Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly), is born in
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The fast-moving political situation in Belarus needs to be watched closely. Non-violent actions for fair elections and freedom of expression have been met by police and military repression. On 9 August 2020, Alexandr Sashenk
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Sunset, Between the shadows And the dying sunlightThe broken bronze fingersHide in the long grass And wild flowers.
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The Vice Presidency has always gotten a degree of bad press in the US political system. Its ineffectuality is sometimes lost on the occupant, though not on John N. Garner, who
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From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights SystemLegacy of antifascism for the common pa
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August 19th 1960; The United States pilot, Francis Gary Powers, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Soviet military court. Powers had pleaded guilty to spying for the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after his plane was shot
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Today, the world is a global village because of the interconnectivity made possible by the internet. At the touch of a button one can connect to the outside world from the remotest location to the biggest cities and metropol
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It would seem a logical step, at least from an existential perspective: to ban something so utterly horrendous to life; to forbid its use in any circumstances, whatever rationale employed to justify its use. But the nu
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The kind of advice to translators you won\'t find anywhere else. In no particular order. -I\'m sure some of you have had this problem. You have to translate a text (let\'s say from English to French) and you have no idea wh
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August 18th 1991 hard-line elements of the Soviet government and military begin a coup attempt against President Mikhail Gorbachev. The coup attempt signified a decline in Gorbachev\'s power and influence, while one of his most ardent opponents
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Now that Jared Kushner’s new Middle East Peace Plan dissolved into just another smoke filled delusion many are now realizing that the two state solution was also a pipe dream from the start.Almost twenty years ago I
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There are few more righteous sights than the paunchy US Secretary of State savaging the People’s Republic of China with his next volley on Chinese territorial aspirations. 
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In Europe, there are four levels of language fluency, or six in the UK. In East Asia it\'s 6 levels, and Korea has up to level 9. In the US, most institutions recognize 5 levels of fluency. Definitions differ. Here\'s how I
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE!
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17th Aug. 1962; The Beatles consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison replace the group\'s drummer \"Pete Best\" with Ringo Starr.
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August 17th 1969, the grooviest event in music history - the Woodstock Music Festival - draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock \'n\' roll in upstate New York. Conceived as \"Three Days of Peace and Music,\" Woodstock was a pr
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Remember Gandhi. Practice nonviolence. Adhere to nonviolence.
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I am dove-wing and prayer.  In the family way, I hold atribe of birds in my heart-all  waves of golden-mystery.
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Melbourne. Being in control of a sinking ship is not enviable.  Regulations previously passe
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Το μερσί μπουρού του Γαλο
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On August 16, 1917, in a renewed thrust of the Allied offensive launched at the end of July in the Flanders region of Belgium — known as the Third Battle of Ypres, or simply as Passchendaele, for the village that saw the heaviest fighting
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August 16th 1977; popular music icon Elvis Presley dies in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. The death of the \"King of Rock and Roll\" brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart attack,
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On 5 August 2019, the Central Government of India put an end to article 370 of the Indian Constitution which provided autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir, an autonomy which dated from shortly after Independence.
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While an army helicopter applied to transport the Greek Prime minister, Kyriakos “Koulis” Mitsotakis from the cosmopolitan island of Antiparos where he was vacating to the Ancient theatre of Epidaurus to watch a
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Classical economic theory has it that there\'s a certain demand for a product. The product is met with supply. And depending on the availability (supply) and the demand of the product, a price will be set. But here are some
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Don’t avoid what is easy – diplomacy meets art By Tiiu Meiner Individuals should and need to feel like they have t
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August 15th 1918; for the 1st time in history a full length cartoon, the Sinking of Lusitania. Animated account of the sinking of the cruise ship the Lusitania on May 7, 1915 by the German submarine U-39. The ship carried approximately 1,500 pa
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Last week, Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, dressed like a priest-king in a saffron scarf and a silver cro
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Silencing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul was a feat of primeval brutality that sent a shudder through even the most hardened officials.  The House of Saud, a
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BrinkmanshipBy Ian C Smith We lived on our wits and savings then, a working holiday, her keener on working than ho
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
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August 14th 1994; terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez, long known as Carlos the Jackal, is captured in Khartoum, Sudan, by French intelligence agents. Since there was no extradition treaty with Sudan, the French agents sedated and kidnapped Carlos
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Yes, your Litany of Grievances are those of most Middle Class, Working Poor and the Poor. Why should We have to Pay for the Hard Luck or Poor Decisions of Others ? Why ? The Rich no longer pay any real Taxes, thanks to the Rich Playboy Presiden
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Joe Biden did the only - and let’s hope the right - pick for running mate for the simple reason that every other choice would look either motivated from personal insecurities or influenced from in-party pressure. Plus
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How I would explain the solar system, the moons, the formation of stars, and the universe as we know it for a 5 year old kid, or to my sisters, or to my grandparents, using simple language. -Why does the Earth and other pla
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August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day by Lefthanders International. It was first ob
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If you are a Leftie, Then Left Handers Day is just for you! Left Handers, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. How do I know? Yup, you guessed it! It ain\'t easy bein
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August 13th 1961; shortly after midnight on this day in 1961, East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city. After World War II, d
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Corruption, Privilege and Retribution in Malaysia A ruling Malay elite place themselves above the law The politically debilita
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I used to spend summer afternoons in 2006-2007 with a group of students rambling about post-modernity. In my grad school years, I think I heard the term “post-modern” thousands of times, yet, my friends and professors seemed to use
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A sorry state of affairs has descended upon Australian academic institutions like a suffocating cloak.  Vice-Chancellors and their overly remunerated toadies are getting h
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
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Rome, the greatest power in the Western world, was also beset by civil war at the time. Just as Cleopatra was preparing to attack her brother with a large Arab army, the Roman civil war spilled into Egypt. Pompey the Great, defeated by Julius C
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August 12th 1964; a massive manhunt is underway across Britain after one of the so-called Great Train Robbers escaped from Winson Green Prison in Birmingham. Charlie Wilson, 32, was apparently freed by a gang of three men w
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Silicon Valley continues to sprawl in influence, and its modern robber barons bestride the globe with a confidence verging on contempt.  The technology giants that mark th
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The early Sunday morning Skies are sombre and grey, And a strong wind blows over The ocean and flecks Of white foam dance On a br
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Some “fun” facts about Israel, Judaism and a lot of things connected to the Jewish world. Fallacy: all Hebrew speakers are religious Jews. The Hebrew language is spoken by Orthodox Jews.
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For more For the Moment, HERE!
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August 11th 1943, German forces begin a six-day evacuation of the Italian island of Sicily, having been beaten back by the Allies, who invaded the island in July. The Germans had maintained a presence in Sicily since the earliest days of the wa
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Mars and Martians in popular culture. Reptile-like humanoids, bipeds with reptile skin. Some have oversized heads (Mars Attacks) while others have triangle-shaped heads and a bent back (E.T.). OK we\'re not sure E.T. was from Mars but still.
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So must I at sunset times and early morning darknessesAttend the swirls of random thoughts that murmur,Whisper, groan, cry and caress the pastAt the graves of distant distress
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Belief in Google’s promises is much like believing in virgin births.  For a company so proud of its pursuit of a transparent information environment, it has remained
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Ο Γαλοπουλάκης και το μετ
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On August 10, 1977, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz is arrested and charged with being the \"Son of Sam,\" the serial killer who terrorized New York City for more than a year, killing six young people and wounding seven others with
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The glories of love, he whispered in her ear. You are all the glories of love when I look into your eyes, when I hold you in my arms, tight around the waist and feel you tremble in my arms. It was true, the girl did not care
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The Satrap Chronicles of the US imperium will have, near the top of their various ingratiating themes, such Australian politicians as Senators Linda Reynolds and Marise Payne. 
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You\'re a company or an individual. You have a product or a service that you want to sell. Sales are simple. There are basically four “dynamics” when it comes to sales. Sometimes they work, sometimes the
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The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was firs
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9th Aug. 1936; Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal as part of the US 4X100
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A few days before the December 2019, UK elections papers leaked in the press and the parliament with long references to negotiations between the British government and Trump’s administration for the sale of the Nationa
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(For my mother)You are my Crazy Horse.My warrior chiefand Grandmother Earth. And long before you surrendered, you stood
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Busting a few career-related tips you\'ll hear a lot on college campuses. Myth 1: Start you own business! Look buddy. Your college is worried about the college\'s reputation. So rather than have
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  You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: In
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August 8th 1974; Richard Nixon has announced he is stepping down as president of the United States - the first man ever to do so. He has announced his departure in the face of an imminent impeachment trial - and possible removal from office - o
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For the past decade Europe has shown an incredible resilience to consecutive waves of crises. After the Eurozone one, came the refugee and the Syria crisis, then Brexit and now we face a global pandemic, which unquestionably
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When US President Harry S. Truman made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, followed by another on Nagasaki a few days later, he was not acting as an agent untethered from history.
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There are mainly three anti-Semitic “schools” in the world. The Islamic school, the Nationalist school and the Communist school. Note that many Muslims are indifferent to the Jews (and there are a few philo-Semites among Muslims). A
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
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August 7th 1958; Washington\'s Court of Appeals has quashed playwright Arthur Miller\'s conviction for contempt of Congress after a two-year legal battle. In May the year before, a judge convicted Mr Miller for refusing to tell the House of Un-
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August 7th; on this day in 1754, novelist Henry Fielding leaves London for Lisbon seeking a healthier climate. Fielding had suffered from ill health for some time, but his trip to Lisbon fails to ease his condition. He dies there two months lat
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The long grassBlew in the wind like a waveUnder a blue sky and soldiers Were lying in the grass dead Or half-dead with spent Shell cartridges strewn
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Random tips for budget planning for companies and business, in no particular order. Raw materials: I\'ve seen a lot of businesses collapse when there was a sudden surge in raw material prices. Raw materials coul
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India and outer space ambition: First crewed mission in 2021 and geopolitics interconvertsBy Cristina Semeraro
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August 6th 1945; the American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named \"Little Boy\" was dropped over the centre of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people were killed. And n
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In an all too familiar Nightmare-scape in a Dimension of Time and Place also all too familiarly similar………. “And you are full of Malarkey !” shouted the petulant,
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One noisy theme in the Donald Trump Disruption Show in an otherwise chaotic assemblage of messages has remained fairly constant: winding back US troop commitments.  The US
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Bar Behaviour 101By Ian C Smith At fourteen, wearing
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For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
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In 1924, a comic strip artist named Harold Gray created a new comic strip for Captain Patterson\'s New
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This could be the stuff of fiction. But then again, many legal principles began, at some point or rather, in the sludge of speculation before hardening into legal briefs and prosecutorial documents.
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The needlethe needledoesn’t hurtas muchas you lookingat mewith eyesthat never sawwhere I was
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Identity before the internet and post-social media. To me, identity is three things: it is your rank within society. It is your tribal/ethnic affiliation. And it is your individual quirks. So ve
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE!
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE!
 Anna Frank arrestedAnna Frank arrested by The Ovi Team
August 4th 1944; Nazi police raided a house in Amsterdam and arrested eight people. Anne Frank, a teenager at the time, was one of the people arrested. Her diary would be published after her death.
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Two weeks after Singapore’s People’s Action Party won its 15th straight general election on July 10, taking 83 of the parliament’s 93 seats, a closer analysis of the polls has unsettling implications for th
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The book of hours on Julian Assange is now being written.  But the scribes are far from original.  Repeated rituals of admin
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Common question: how much should I pay my employees? How much should I get paid? Here\'s a quick answer. -Employees have three features. They have skills. They
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From Culture for Peace to Culture of PeaceBy Anastasiia Pachina A conference whose theme was “From the Victory Day to Co
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August 3rd 1958; The Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater. The
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BIRDS and VIOLINSwith thanks to Quene in Spain There are some who love the Earth still (too few) and the vast array of natural wonders, who delight to awaken to the m
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With the proliferation of modding cameras for H-alpha sensitivity, I find myself still enjoying the image through an unmodded camera. The subtle reds do give a more realistic feel to the image. For this photo, I stacked 8X6
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Malaysia’s politicians were crowing.  “We are confident that we are securing more money from Goldman Sachs compared to previous attempts, which were far below
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Εδώ Κεραμιδίως, εκεί Τσίμ
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August 2nd 1926; John Barrymore and Mary Astor starred in the first showing of the Vitaphone System. The
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The real effects of Trumpism have little to do with his questionable relationship with Russia, the Ukraine scandal or him and his family unethically financially profiting from his position, however all these are part of US d
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Some provocative questions (and answers) economists and non-economists have pondered over the years. Why are diamonds so expensive? Isn\'t it just a bunch of J
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for August 2020Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for August 2020 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - It is definitely your time to shine. You will put your energy behind some idea you’ve put into motion You could be letting go of demanding partnerships or changing the way
 Berserk Alert! #142Berserk Alert! #142 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Uprising to free WarsawThe Uprising to free Warsaw by The Ovi Team
August 1st 1944; The Polish Home Army has begun a battle to liberate Warsaw, the first European capital to fall to the Germans nearly five years ago. At 1700 local time, the code signal \"Tempest\" was given and there was a wave of explosions a
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On 14 July, 2020, the International Criminal Court began the trial of Addoulaziz Al-Hassan for crimes which took place during the occupation of Timbuktu bu Islamist and Tuareg militias. There had been a first ICC trial on th
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“It’s time the government told the public about the impact climate change will have on our future and the economy.”Katta O’Donnell, The Guardian, Jul 24, 2020
 A short history of K-pop and the Korean waveA short history of K-pop and the Korean wave by Joseph Gatt
A brief history of K-pop and the Korean wave. Phase one (2005-2010): only the very bestBefore 2005, very few (if any) people outside Korea had watched Korean soap operas, Korean dramas or Korean
 Towards the pan-European RecalibrationTowards the pan-European Recalibration by Ovi Magazine Guest
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 Enzo FerrariEnzo Ferrari by The Ovi Team
July 31st 1932; Enzo Ferrari retired from racing. In 1950 he launched a series of cars under his name. It was not until 1932 that Ferrari’s son Alfredo, also known as Dino was born and Ferrari decided to retire from racing.
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 The forgotten detainees of 9/11 The forgotten detainees of 9/11 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
It has been almost 19 years since the USA, joined by its western allies (esp. the UK, Canada and Australia), launched the so-called global war on terror (GWOT) invading first Afghanistan, soon after 9/11 for Taliban government’s shelterin
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To look insideDelight, deride,Examine and decideWhat might have value
 Russia, Bountiful Hoaxes and The New York TimesRussia, Bountiful Hoaxes and The New York Times by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There is a delicious irony in the Russia Bounty scandal.  The Russians, funding the very entity that was financed, at least in a previous incarnation, by the Central Intel
 Berserk Alert! #209Berserk Alert! #209 by Tony Zuvela
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 Flowers and TreesFlowers and Trees by The Ovi Team
July 30th 1932; Walt Disney\'s \"Flowers and Trees\" premiered. It was the first Academy Award winning cartoon and first cartoon short to use Technicolor. It\'s spring, and the flowers, mushrooms, and trees do their calisthenics. Some trees pla
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There is little doubt about it.  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the puffed-up hawk of the Trump administration, talons at the ready, beak protruding. While the presi
 Blue SkyBlue Sky by Nikos Laios
A single tree Stood in a golden Swaying wheat-fieldShimmering, noble
 Dag Hammarskjold (29 July 1905 -18 September 1961) Crisis Manager and longer-range world community BuilderDag Hammarskjold (29 July 1905 -18 September 1961) Crisis Manager and longer-range world community Builder by Rene Wadlow
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Brazil does not give upCulture and Creativity, Solidarity and Livesby Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg Paraphrasing Jorge Am
 The Spanish armadaThe Spanish armada by The Ovi Team
29th July 1588; the Spanish armada was defeated by the English fleet led by Sir Francis Drake. In 1588 the most powerful, best-organised, best-equipped army in Europe - the Spanish \'Army of Flanders\' - had almost crushed the Dutch revolt in t
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There is a certain irony in the return of the Hagia Sophia to being an Islamic mosque which it had been from 1453 to 1934. From 1934 till today, it was considered a museum and was visited by many especially for the fine qual
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July 15, 2020.  It was a day that will be remembered in the history of social media giant, Twitter. In what is becoming an increasingly quotidian occurrence with such companies, Twitter faced a hack described as “catastrophic”.
 Liberals and conservativesLiberals and conservatives by Joseph Gatt
Communism failed mainly because there was no debate, and there was no communication. That is Communism is a system where the government controls everything from healthcare and education, to housing and business. But, o
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 IRA declares end to armed struggleIRA declares end to armed struggle by The Ovi Team
July 28th 2005; The IRA has formally ordered an end to its armed campaign and says it will pursue exclusively peaceful means. In a long-awaited statement, the republican organisation said it would follow a democratic path ending more than 30 ye
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Despite an intensive outbreak of Covid-19 infection clusters within the Thai Deep South, and a sudden spike in violent attacks by separatists, the region continues to display strong economic vibrancy.
 Boulder, ColoradoBoulder, Colorado by George Cassidy Payne
Is the wry grin an old hippy makeswhen hiding a handfulof magic mushrooms. Or the way strangers feel innocentand accomplished at the summit. N
 Are the French racist?Are the French racist? by Joseph Gatt
Title is provocative. The short answer: most French people are not racist. But, a lot of French people are “race conscious” and more so than in most of Europe and North America. I\'ll discuss race issues in Fran
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Melbourne. The Victorian Premier turned up for his weekend delivery of coronavirus infections, gruffly delivering the news.
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July 27th 1996; a bomb has exploded at a crowded concert in Atlanta, Georgia, the city hosting this year\'s Olympic Games. Two people are reported to have been killed and fire fighting officials say as many as 200 people may have been injured.
 Carl G. Jung: Evolution Toward the Higher SelfCarl G. Jung: Evolution Toward the Higher Self by Rene Wadlow
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Why does life have to hurt so much. Why do people tell each other that they love you, when they don\'t. Why do grown ups tell each other they\'ll love you forever when they don\'t. The sa
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Land seizures, annexations, and conquest.  These are words axiomatic to the state of Israel.  In the main, the state has mai
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Η Αρχαγγέλα και ο Κούλης Γ
 Dylan goes electricDylan goes electric by The Ovi Team
 Gamal Abdel Nasser military coupGamal Abdel Nasser military coup by The Ovi Team
July 26th 1952; King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. Farouk, the son of King Fu’ad (reigned 1922 - 1936) and Queen Nazli, and the grandson of Khedive Isma’il ibn Ibrahim (reigned 1863 - 1
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While many talked about the refusal of Holland, Austria, Finland and Sweden to turn the EU stimulus into free money not many noticed a side dis
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On July 14, Jenny Hocking was breathless.  “Forty-five years after they were written,”
 Observation and intuitionObservation and intuition by Joseph Gatt
In the old days, when you wrote your Ph.D. dissertation, a lot of professors used to tell you (something alone the lines of) you can either observe a phenomenon or report it. Or you can use logical arguments to come to a conclusion that support
 Berserk Alert! #031Berserk Alert! #031 by Tony Zuvela
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 First "test tube baby" bornFirst "test tube baby" born by The Ovi Team
Jul 25, 1978; on this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world\'s first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is born at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England, to parents Lesley and Peter Brown. The healthy
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Rarely do terms such as “Islamic State” and “natural justice” keep company.  Both seem alien, uncomfortable, fundamentally ill-suited.
 Garry Davis: "And Now the People Have The Floor"Garry Davis: "And Now the People Have The Floor" by Rene Wadlow
Garry Davis, who died 24 July 2013, in Burlington, Vermont, was often called “World Citizen N°1”. The title was not strictly exact as the organized world citizen movement began in England in 1937 by Hugh J. Shonfield and his Co
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Let me start with the story of a lucky guy. He was a chef, highly skilled at that. He worked at an embassy but dreamed of opening a restaurant. One day, he met a couple of guys who wanted to hire him as a chef at their new
 2nd opinion, quarantined! #072nd opinion, quarantined! #07 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Defining the fourth industrial revolutionDefining the fourth industrial revolution by Joseph Gatt
First, you had hunting and gathering. Then you had farming and herding. Then, you had the industrial era that took shape in four stages, which I\'ll describe briefly. -Steam and coal (1760-1890 roughly)The first
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The fish heads Sloshed in the Metal bucket on The swaying deck Splashing drops
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The corporate spin machine was working with typical aggression.   “This case was not about how much tax we pay,”
 Enlarge views - Europe is en/large enoughEnlarge views - Europe is en/large enough by Ovi Magazine Guest
Enlarge views – Europe is en/large enoughBy Audrey Beaulieu The first July day of 2020 in Vienna sow marking the anniver
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23 July 2011; with her gravelly voice and eclectic style, Amy Winehouse, 27, who was found dead in London, won comparison with some of the great female singers such as Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone. But like another great singer, Janis Joplin, s
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July 23rd 1974; the military government in Greece has collapsed and the former Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis has been invited to return. Huge crowds gathered to greet him at Athens airport and there has been jubilation in the streets of
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It was a decision both rash and indulgent.  In November 2018, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, after being nudged incessantly by then Australian War Memorial dire
 Myths and realties on North African Jewish musicMyths and realties on North African Jewish music by Joseph Gatt
I meet quite a few music lovers here and there in North Africa. There are quite a few misunderstandings related to the Jews, Jewish musicians and the Jewish musical scene. So let\'s bust those myths. Myth: “Algerian J
 Dupenews: Lindsey Graham says abducted protesters for nannies Dupenews: Lindsey Graham says abducted protesters for nannies by Theodore K. Nasos
Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk! Senate Judi
 James Cousins : (22 July 1873 -20 February 1956) An Effort of SynthesisJames Cousins : (22 July 1873 -20 February 1956) An Effort of Synthesis by Rene Wadlow
 Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis TuttWild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt by The Ovi Team
July 22nd 1865; in the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown. James Butler Hickock (May 27, 1837 - August 2, 1876), better known as Wild Bill
 Siberia is Burning !!Siberia is Burning !! by Leah Sellers
Snap, Crackle, Pop ! Siberia is Burning !! Frozen tundra is bubbling and churning beneath melting snows and the drip, drip of Artic Glaciers, while the ever siphoning Ticks of Humanity suck Mot
  Blue Steak on Lygon Street: The Mario Corniola Effect Blue Steak on Lygon Street: The Mario Corniola Effect by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Is it blue enough?” he growled in affectionate inquiry, referring to the rib eye steak with pepper sauce.  Suitably well, came the reply to Mario Corniola.
 More advice on Algerian touristic policyMore advice on Algerian touristic policy by Joseph Gatt
Notes on boosting tourism in Algeria, in no particular order. -Right now, the way I see it, this seems to be the mentality: you have the Algerian Tourism Office saying something like “we want one million tourists a ye
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 Trans-Siberian completedTrans-Siberian completed by The Ovi Team
21st July 1904; Decreed by a Czar, built by thousands of workers ove
 Frantz Fanon: The New HumanismFrantz Fanon: The New Humanism by Rene Wadlow
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The state of Victoria is being sealed off from the rest of Australia.  On Tuesday, at 11.59pm, the border with New South Wales will be shut with publicised resoluteness.
 Common wealth and income management mistakesCommon wealth and income management mistakes by Joseph Gatt
Bottom line: money and money management is complex. Main mistake a lot of people make: dealing with money as if money management were simple. Mistake number 1: spending all your income on wealth To understand th
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Ιουλιανές συνωμοσίες στρ
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July 20th 1952; Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0). One of the greatest runners of the 20th Century, Emil Zátopek achieved legendary status when he won the 5,000, the 10,000 and the marathon at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsin
 WALL of ISOLATIONWALL of ISOLATION by David Sparenberg
Lah! Trump, with aid of the coronavirus pandemic and hardcore ignorance, has successfully built a wall! It is not the wall he campaigned on, stirring up xenophobia and racial hatred. But he has a wall surrounding these Unite
 A Definition of TimeA Definition of Time by George Cassidy Payne
On a dead-end block inan Atlanta suburb,she lays down to drinkalone, not giving a damnabout being marriedin the finest old oak casksor being distinctive with a
 The Yeezy Effect: Kanye West Joins the Presidential RaceThe Yeezy Effect: Kanye West Joins the Presidential Race by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”Kanye West,
 Berserk Alert! #64Berserk Alert! #64 by Tony Zuvela
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 The Miami funeral procession of Celia CruzThe Miami funeral procession of Celia Cruz by The Ovi Team
 Spiteful Authority: Malaysia Goes for the JournalistsSpiteful Authority: Malaysia Goes for the Journalists by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Malaysia’s record on letting journalists be is a blotted one.  This month, authorities have been kept busy intimidating the independent news outlet Malaysiakini, wit
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based on a traditional Cherokee love charmIn Alahiyi you make your home, mysterious woman.Now you have come near to hear meIn Alahiyi is your home, light woman.
 The "Starbucks latte" factorThe "Starbucks latte" factor by Joseph Gatt
Currently reading David Bach\'s “the automatic millionaire.” Although it\'s an interesting book, I\'d add my own two cents to the book. What David Bach discusses is how if people avoided their morning Starbucks
 Greek police violently KILLS ...again. (in Greek)Greek police violently KILLS ...again. (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Το άλλοθι του μπάτσου
 Spanish Civil War beginsSpanish Civil War begins by The Ovi Team
July 18th 1936; Spanish Civil War begins, Gen Francisco Franco led uprising. On May 10, 1936, Manuel Azaña was elected President of the Republic after the removal of Alcalá-Zamora and in his memoirs, when it comes to the last two mont
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18 July is the Nelson Mandela International Day, adopted in November 2009 by the UN General Assembly, as a tribute to the founding president of the post-apartheid South Africa and his contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.
 The euro-pantheon of authoritarianismThe euro-pantheon of authoritarianism by Thanos Kalamidas
Another victory for another far-right, xenophobe populist leader in Europe and after Viktor Orbán and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the re-elected Polish president, Andrzej Duda, comes to add his
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It’s always sensible to set asideOccasionally wisely the time for you yourselfTo do exactly as you please and decideWithout following the herd, matters
 Random advice to parentsRandom advice to parents by Joseph Gatt
From the bohemian-lifestyle French foster mother I had to the crazy Korean parents who mistake their children for robots that I\'ve met, no one\'s a perfect parent. But there are a few tips that I would give parents that in my experience, could
 Meeting in spaceMeeting in space by The Ovi Team
July 17th 1975; As part of a mission aimed at developing space rescue capability, the U.S. spacecraft Apollo 18 and the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 19 rendezvous and dock in space. As the hatch was opened between the two vessels, commanders Thomas
 The Coronavirus Republic: Three Million Infections and RisingThe Coronavirus Republic: Three Million Infections and Rising by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The United States is famed for doing things, not to scale, but off it. Size is the be-all and end-all, and the coronavirus is now doing its bit to assure that the country remains unrivalled in the
 Too much to askToo much to ask by Abigail George
This is the soundtrack of my heart, of my life if you care to listen. If there is anyone out there who cares to listen. I am the girl you never phone. You never think of me. Was that too much to ask. I never hear your phone
 Can animals and plants think?Can animals and plants think? by Joseph Gatt
Notes on whether animals and plants can think, in no particular order. -If I were a dog (or bear or goat) observing human beings, I wouldn\'t think they are much different from my species. Human beings also walk around, sit
 Walk & talk 20#19Walk & talk 20#19 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
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 The execution of the Romanovs The execution of the Romanovs by The Ovi Team
July 16th 1918 In Yekaterinburg, Russia, Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty. Crowned in 1896, Nicholas was neither trained nor inclined to rule, which did not
 Notes on "personal branding"Notes on "personal branding" by Joseph Gatt
We all have a “personal brand” or a “social brand” whether we like it or not. Public figures and private individuals have a “personal brand.” I\'ll discuss two things: what you “bra
 Alkaline StateAlkaline State by George Cassidy Payne
There is no magic in poetry. Worms have wounds too.There is only the oxygen of what matters.A natural hormone unleashed to the infi
 Criminalising Journalism: Australia's National Security CrazeCriminalising Journalism: Australia's National Security Craze by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There has been a lot of noise made in Australia about the need for broader protections when it comes to the fourth estate and the way it covers national security matters. 
 Berserk Alert! #175Berserk Alert! #175 by Tony Zuvela
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The great Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is born in Leiden on July 15, 1606, the son of a miller. His humble origins may help account for the uncommon depth of compassion given to the human subjects of his art. His more than 600 paintings, man
 Trafficking in Persons: A World-wide EvilTrafficking in Persons: A World-wide Evil by Rene Wadlow
 The Hypocrisies of Recognition: The Supreme Court, Native Americans and the McGirt CaseThe Hypocrisies of Recognition: The Supreme Court, Native Americans and the McGirt Case by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Supreme Court of the United States has barely had time to gather its collective breath this last few days.  Among its decisions, including those dealing with President
 Black InkBlack Ink by Nikos Laios
Black ink,WordsThat soak Into the skin,Into the muscles
 Building a strong careerBuilding a strong career by Joseph Gatt
A few notes on building a strong career, in no particular order. -To build a strong career, you need to understand that there are essentially three hiring methods: scouting, networking and applying.
 Origins of Future discussed - Vienna Process launchedOrigins of Future discussed - Vienna Process launched by Ovi Magazine Guest
Origins of Future discussed – Vienna Process launchedBy Zeno Leoni The first July day of 2020 in Vienna sow marking the
 French revolutionaries storm BastilleFrench revolutionaries storm Bastille by The Ovi Team
July 14th 1789; Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This dramatic action signaled the beginning of the French Revolution
 La MarseillaiseLa Marseillaise by The Ovi Team
14th July 1795; \"La Marseillaise\" (\"The song of Marseille\") becomes the n
 Singapore's Malay DilemmaSingapore's Malay Dilemma by Murray Hunter
There has always been a feeling among Singapore’s ethnic Malays that they are second-class citizens within their own land. The government’s endless pursuit of building a strong sense of a Singaporean national ide
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It all looked like it was going so well for Australia and Victoria, in particular.  They could point to the mishandling of the Ruby Princess, a cruise ship that docked in
 Descriptive language use in the Maghreb and LebanonDescriptive language use in the Maghreb and Lebanon by Joseph Gatt
A short description of which language to use in the Maghreb and Lebanon. Arabic, Berber, French and English tend to be used interchangeably, so I\'ll give a socio-linguistic description of when languages are used and in what context.
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Γενέθλια στου δημάρχου Γ
 Kyriakos Mitsotakis demonstrats text book fascismKyriakos Mitsotakis demonstrats text book fascism by Thanos Kalamidas
 Mosques, Museums and Politics: The Fate of Hagia SophiaMosques, Museums and Politics: The Fate of Hagia Sophia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
When the caustic Evelyn Waugh visited the majestic sixth century creation of Emperor Justinian, one subsequently enlarged, enriched and encrusted by various rulers, he felt underwhelmed.
 Buckminster Fuller: A World View on Doing More With LessBuckminster Fuller: A World View on Doing More With Less by Rene Wadlow
 Berserk Alert! #112Berserk Alert! #112 by Tony Zuvela
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 Pablo NerudaPablo Neruda by The Ovi Team
Pablo Neruda born July 12, 1904 (d. September 23, 1973) was the pen name a
 Panama Canal opensPanama Canal opens by The Ovi Team
On July 12th, 1920, the Panama Canal was officially opened by Woodrow Wilson even though it had been in use since 1914. The canal was begun in 1881 and probably would not have been completed without the guidance of President Theodore Roosevelt.
 Libya Negotiations BlockedLibya Negotiations Blocked by Rene Wadlow
Despite diplo
 Mr. FLOYDMr. FLOYD by David Sparenberg
My maternal grandfather’s family name is Floyd.  His mother was a Cherokee woman and Grandfather Floyd’s cousin was from the Choctaw nation.  The cousin was considered the Robin Hood of the American Great Depression and was im
 Strategic hiringStrategic hiring by Joseph Gatt
Knowledge and power. Knowledge or power. Knowledge? Or power? Most companies look at the following when hiring staff: degrees and diplomas, work experience and skills. Other important be often unstated factors: financial status of applicant
 Walk & talk 2018Walk & talk 2018 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Henri PetainHenri Petain by The Ovi Team
July 11th 1940; World War One hero Henri Petain becomes head of the collaborative Vichy government of France. Petain was a national hero in France for his role in the defence of Verdun in World War One, but was later discredited and sentenced t
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 Can NATO membership be separated from EU aspirations?Can NATO membership be separated from EU aspirations? by Christos Mouzeviris
Growing up in Greece, I often came across the widespread slogan from the country\'s Communist Party (KKE); \"EEC and NATO, the same syndicate\". Back then, I was slightly dismissive about it, not wantin
 Defending Australia: The Deputy Sheriff Spending SpreeDefending Australia: The Deputy Sheriff Spending Spree by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There are few sadder sights in international relations than a leadership in search of devils and hobgoblins.  But such sights tend to make an appearance when specialists i
 Rex Tugwell: Planning and Action for Rural ReconstructionRex Tugwell: Planning and Action for Rural Reconstruction by Rene Wadlow
 Evolution cycles among children in romantic lifeEvolution cycles among children in romantic life by Joseph Gatt
I\'ll discuss how children date in school settings and as young adults, taking three factors into consideration: knowledge factors, power factors and cultural factors. The evolution of the romantic lives of children
 Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman by The Ovi Team
July 10th 1917; Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing draft. Emma Goldman, the daughter of Jewish parents, was born in Kovno, Russia on 27th June, 1869. Goldman immigrated to the United States in 1885 and worked in a clothing factory in Roche
 Killing Koalas: The Promise of Extinction Down UnderKilling Koalas: The Promise of Extinction Down Under by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The British conservationist Gerald Durrell
 This Poem is Practising Social DistancingThis Poem is Practising Social Distancing by Neil Leadbeater
The                  heart
 Body chemistryBody chemistry by Joseph Gatt
Let\'s make science fun, simple and useful. Our bodies work with hormones. There are three “big” hormones that we secrete: -Oxytocin: the “love” hormone. That
 Walk & talk 2017Walk & talk 2017 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Dr Daniel Hale WilliamsDr Daniel Hale Williams by The Ovi Team
July 9th 1893; Dr Daniel Hale Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anaesthesia. Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931) the founder of Provident Hospital was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. His father was a barber who w
 The Forgotten Lessons of the 4th of JulyThe Forgotten Lessons of the 4th of July by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
American independence day, July 4, fell this year on Saturday. For the first time, there was no real fanfare of this national holiday but only a subdued observation with some fireworks because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This
 The Second BeatitudeThe Second Beatitude by George Cassidy Payne
My mind is rustlingleaves, sound shadowsand deadening echoes.
 A Trendy Rage: Boycotting Facebook and the Stop Hate for Profit CampaignA Trendy Rage: Boycotting Facebook and the Stop Hate for Profit Campaign by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Rage can be that most trendy of things, and social media rage has become modish. If you dislike something, scream it in a certain number of characters and post it on every network you subscribe to.
 Berserk Alert! #168Berserk Alert! #168 by Tony Zuvela
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 Lean On MeLean On Me by The Ovi Team
 Delagoa Bay railway line is officially openedDelagoa Bay railway line is officially opened by The Ovi Team
On 8 July 1895 the Delagoa Bay railway line was officially opened by Paul Kruger. Its link to Pretoria was completed on 20 October 1894.The railway line was completed a few years after the end of the first South African War (Anglo-Boer War) and
 Resetting Higher Education: Returning to the CommunityResetting Higher Education: Returning to the Community by Murray Hunter
Resetting Higher Education: Returning to the Community Time to move on The state restrictions placed on public places in respo
 Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow by Nikos Laios
I could hear the Harpies screech across The river and the boxcars,Clawed hands warming over Crackling orange flamesFrom a rusted
 Some advice to writersSome advice to writers by Joseph Gatt
Answering frequently asked (or meditated) questions to wannabe authors. I want to write the story of my life. What should I do? There\'s absolute
 Walk & talk 2016Walk & talk 2016 by Thanos Kalamidas
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Native American Snake Dancers seek out their Serpents, and while ceremoniously Dancing and Singing/Chanting amongst the roiling, coiling creatures are often Bitten - Poisoned. As their Bodies, Minds an
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July 6th 1994. On this day in 1994, the movie 
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Here is the story of my Native American great grandmother, whose presence lives in me to this day.  I do not know her name, the reason for which will be part of the telling.  I do know that she was a full blood Eastern Cherokee woman
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Strain your ears to hear the song of the wind,Your eyes focus to see landscapes pictured in the sky;Breathe in deep to smell the zest through lemon rindTouch needle-sharp
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The Kafkaesque Imperium has taken yet another absurd step towards mean absurdity with another superseding indictment against Julian Assang
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Το πονηρό σχέδιο του Κούλη Γαλοπο
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July 5th 1996, Dolly the sheep--the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell--is born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. Originally code-named \"6LL3,\" the cloned lamb was named after the buxom singer and actress Doll
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Back in 2014 with Greece deep into debt, memorandums, unemployment -reaching 27.5%, and kids literally fainting in schoolyards out of hunger, an EU official said that the terrifying part for the Greek people is that EU trust
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Bored during this confinement period? I would recommend “deep learning.” Different people define “deep learning” differently. I would define it simply as any activity that makes you gain expe
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Last week has not been a good one for the Australian legal system.  For those who feel that an open justice process requires abuses of power to be exposed and held to acco
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After the promulgation of East Pakistan Razakar Ordinance of June 1, 1971, some Bengalis either volunteered or were recruited to work as a paramilitary force or collaborators for the Pakista
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Blooming undera deep, gold barm
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I\'ll save you some time. Very roughly sketching the different phases children and young adults go through. Children ages 0-6 -Need to be under constant adult supervision. -No concept of danger (can
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In a 24 June 2020 message to the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Mr Vladimir Novov, the Association of World Citizens expressed its active concern with the 15 June death of Indian and Chinese mili
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There a few more spiteful things in political life than a security establishment attempting to punish a leaker or whistleblower for having exposed an impropriety.  Such a
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Making the most out of experience in business. Three examples of businesses that did not adapt, and what they should have done. Example 1: Khaled is an Algerian immigrant in France and a black belt in Vovinam, V
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In an earlier article (2016) I\'d made some predictions:1. By the end of the first year the GOP will ask Trump to resign. He refuses. 2. By the end of the second yea
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July 1st 1867. The autonomous Dominion of Canada, a confed
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July 1st 1974. With Argentine President Juan Peron on his deathbed, Isabela M
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President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton would have been confident.  His indulgent
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Let\'s keep it short for today. Straightforward tips if you want to launch a successful business. I was reading books about the art of minimalism in Japan, and the basic idea is that you should get rid of anything you don\'
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June 30th 1974; Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected in Toronto, Canada. Mikhail began his bal
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Accountability has always been a problem in the nuclear industry, despite praises to the contrary.  Constantly keeping its muddled head above water with government handout
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The last few years I read quite a few books about human and biological evolution. One thing that surprises me is how evolutionary biologists often omit planet Earth geographical factors from their study of evolution. That i
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29th June 1900, birth of the French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), and for his books about aviation adventures, including Night Flight and Wind, Sand
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Edward Hallett Carr (1892 -1982) whose birth anniversary we note on 28 June, was a British diplomat, a professor of international relations at the University of Wales and from 1940 to 1947 the chief editorial writer for the
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Pain. There was pain in remembering the past, but also surrender, also in the sweetness of the letting go. Take the pain away. Replace it with a loving mother and father. She is looking into his eyes, he is holding her hand. They are in love. M
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Putting your destiny into the hands of a drug company is much like seeking reassurances from an opportunistic pimp.  The returns are bound to mixed, dressed up in deceptiv
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Γενίτσαροι κουλής δημοκρατίας
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On June 28, 1928, a 26-year-old Louis Armstrong walked into a Chicago recordi
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Preamble In “Writing For The Stage and Screen: The Creative Approach”, we intend to present a practical how-to guide with personal knowledge acquired from the theatre
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If pure lightcasts a shadowwhat is the natureof that shadow?Is that shadownot white? How can light be dark
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27th June 1976; the world’s first recorded Ebola virus epidemic begins making its way through the area. By the time the epidemic is over, 284 cases are reported, with about half of the victims dying from the disease.
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Jun 27, 1948; Soviets blockade West Berlin. One of the most dramatic standoffs in the history of the Cold War begins as the Soviet Union blocks all road and rail traffic to and from West Berlin. The blockade turned out to be a terrible diplomat
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Book Review: Hidden Scorpion by Warren ReedIntricate tale of spycraft and danger by a former intelligence officer. Pity Sake Publishing, Australia
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The decision by the Trump administration to sanction members of the International Criminal Court defies logic, in so far as there is any logic to sanctions.  As a policy tool, such tools are supposedly designed to target specific members o
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\"Every day, women, men and children are tortured or ill-treated with the intention of destroying their sense of dignity and human worth. [...] By concretely supporting victims of torture, the international community will prove its unequivocal dete
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June 26th 1925; Charlie Chaplin\'s comedy, \"The Gold Rush,\" premiered in Hollywood. A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to
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June 26th 1541; Francisco Pizarro, the governor of Peru and conqueror o
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Again, they cheered, and again, the Schadenfreude chorus sounded off key.  It was another atrocious week for US President Donald Trump, whose efforts to prevent the public
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On this day in 2009, Michael Jackson, one of the most commercially successful entertainers in history, dies at the age of 50 at his home in Los Angeles, California, after suffering from cardiac arrest caused by a fatal combination of drugs give
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June 25th 1950. Armed forces from communist North Korea smash
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\"A world that has become a single geographic unit is now groping its way, however slowly, toward global institutions as the only way of achieving common safety and comm
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The day illuminatedThe golden divineThrough swaying Wheat-fields, and Reeds rustling in The breeze like A
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It has long been said that countries in Southeast Asia take a dim view of the fourth estate.  Various legal measures have been deployed against those irritable scribblers
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June 24th 1983; America\'s first woman in space has returned safely to Earth in the Challenger space shuttle after a successful six-day flight. Sally Ride, aged 32, captured the media\'s attention over the weeks leading up to blast-off on 19 Ju
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I think the first time it really hit me – and it did hit me hard – was when I noticed that the Finnish state broadcaster had changed its social media
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When the superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia against Julian Assange on May 23, 2019, there was one glaring omission. 
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“I want to become a singer-songwriter but the industry is so focused on money they don\'t allow creativity!” “I want to become a writer but the publishing industry is so profit-driven they don\'t a
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The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/277, designated 23 June as Public Servic
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June 23rd; Peter Falk, the American actor most famous for his role as TV\'s scruffy detective, Columbo, died at the age of 83 on this day. The actor died peacefully at home in Beverly Hills, his family said in a statement. He had been suffering
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June 23rd 1868; Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention that he called a \"Type-Writer.\" Born on February 14, 1819, in Mooresburg, Pennsylvania, Christopher Latham Sholes moved to Danville, Pennsylvania, as a teenager. It
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President Trump has taken credit for popularizing Juneteenth in an interview with the
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It’s all getting nasty.  The urge to remove statues in hurried indignation; the lust to censor programmes now deemed offensive; the erasure of history, which, any se
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I like to turn lemon into lemonade. Growing up with several foster families, I got to see first-hand how some parents ace this parenting thing, and how others, well, could do better. So here, rather than “patronizing
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Καλύτερα να σου βγει το μά
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June 22nd 1973; Skylab astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific after a record 28 days in space. Skylab was the first US space station and the world\'s first big space station. It was launched on May 14th, 1973 by a Saturn V Rocket. Skyla
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I filled the bathtub with water and now I just stand there, staring at the motionless transparent liquid while the kids are excited thinking that they are going to have a bubble bath, so they run in their room and come back
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Entering a university should be, to some degree, unsafe.  Away from the gazing eyes of parents, institutional structures for the child, the entrant faces, or at least shou
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The World Music Days are more than just a festival. They also are a meeting plac
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June 21st 1964. In Neshoba County in central
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20 June is the UN-designated World Refugee Day marking the signing in 1951 of the Convention on Refugees. The condition of refugees and migrants has become a “hot” political issue in many countries, and
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This poem was originally written on request and publicly recited by then Seattle Major, Norm Rice (a Black American) for the reopening of Key Arena and the Founders’ Fountain at the Seattle Center on 28 October 1995.  At that time, what
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Short answer: no. Let\'s imagine this. Amazon automates everything. Books are automatically printed by specially designed 3D printers that can print thousands of books a second. A robot then picks up the books and p
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June 20th 1837; Queen Victoria ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, London, on 24 May 1819. She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, and fourth son of G
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The United Nations\' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honours the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and
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Malaysia: Permanent Ethnic Malay PolityInstitutions put in place decades ago continue to shape the country’s political destiny
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Things along the Indian-Chinese border in the Himalayas have rarely lacked interest, notably along the secretive, heavily patrolled 3,488 km Line of Actual Control.  Neith
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A few notes on human resources, marketing and working from home in no particular order. -One big mistake a lot of companies make with human resources (I would say 99.9% companies make with human resources): they are too
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June 19th 1964; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the
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Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a serious condition that affects people all over the world; the complications that arise from it are usually fatal. Sickle cell disease is a set of red blood cell disorders that are mostly inherited. In sickle cell
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Earlier on Saturday, June 13, 2020, senior Awami League leader and former health minister Mohammed Nasim died of massive cardiac arrest in Dhaka. He had tested positive for coronavirus when he was admitted on June 1 in a hos
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9:30am on a cold Sunday morningAnd I’m travelling on a train Up the east coast on my way to Sydney, Listening to Tom Waits’s ‘Blue Valentine’ album, Read
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It’s the sort of thing that ruffled the image of a composed and tranquil existence.  In some countries, doing away with political leaders is a periodic affair, deeme
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June 18th 1815; At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an e
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Donald Trump claims to be the law-and-order president of the United States.  There does not seem much sign of this as the stitching of the Republic gets undone.
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I\'ve spent the last five years reading all kinds of books about doing business. And observing people running businesses. And reading books of successful businessmen, including those who occasionally failed. What\'s the sec
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The United Nations\' World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to highlight the urgent need to curb the desertification process. It also aims to strengthen the visibility of the drylands issue on the intern
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June 17th 1936; Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano was found guilty on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution. Charles \"Lucky\" Luciano was one of the most famous gangsters in the U.S. during most of the 20th century, credited with turning synd
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June 17th 1885; the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere. This beau
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A Sour Tune Being Played in an AltRighty and AltMighty Reality Show Universe somewhere into Infinity and Beyond……. “I’m telling’ you, Stevo, and some of the other fellah’s I have wor
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Be wary what you protest about.  The modern moral constabulary are out, and they are assisted by their Silicon Valley friends in the Social Media club.
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Today Arab societies are often portrayed in the media as societies with high unemployment rates, high crime rates and housing crises and so on. Or as terrorists. Either way, as dangerous societies. Having spent the last 5 y
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Νυν υπέρ πάντων Κούλης
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June 16th 1976; Soweto protest turns violent. At least 12 people are reported to have been killed in a series of violent clashes between black demonstrators and police in several South African townships. Angry youths threw stones and beer bottl
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Since the 25th of May and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the African American who succumbed whilst in police custody, yet another round of race inequality related violence and protests has erupted across the US.
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“I’ve been saying for the last several years … American policing is at a crossroads.”
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June 15th 1911; the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. was incorporated in the state of New York. The company was later renamed International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. In 1911, financier Charles R. Flint directed the merger of the Internati
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Economic recovery from decades of stagnation and misuse of resources during the 30-year dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir is critical for Sudan\'s civilian-led transitional government. Since
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The “lost child” endures as motif and theme, the stalking shadow of much literature, the background to a society’s anxiety.  The child, often deemed inno
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So you have a fashion line. Great! This probably means that you have a name and a reputation (or are trying to build one) and have designers and salesmen working with you. But the literature on fashion consumer trends is va
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On 14 June, countries worldwide celebrate World Blood Donor Day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. The theme of the 2012
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June 14th 1951; Univac I was unveiled. It was a computer designed for the U.S. Census Bureau and billed as the world\'s first commercial computer. UNIVAC was, effectively, an updated version of ENIAC. Data could be input using magnetic computer
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14th June 1961; following increasing numbers of accidents at uncontrolled zebra crossings a new type of road crossing with push button controls which will allow pedestrians to stop traffic with flashing lights is to be introduced next year.
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There are different interpretations of how the monotheistic God of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and a few other religions that are “spinoffs” of the three Abrahamic religions (the Baha\'i faith, messianic o
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Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the wo
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In Germany, there is now an important season highlighting the special value of white asparagus. Anyone who visits Germany between April and June will certainly remember a truly national food specialty: white asparagus togeth
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The global student populace have become so passive it is a surprise to hear any stir of protest that issues forth from a campus.  Generation Z tends to seek passes and cer
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We know that the universe we observe tends to observe certain laws. The laws of gravity and motion, and that it\'s mostly populated of nitrogen and helium stars and rocks, comets and asteroids and the like. But we have only
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June 11th 1955; seventy-seven people have been killed and 77 others injured when two cars collided on the ra
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George Floyd’s suffocating death at the end of a policeman’s knee in Minneapolis on May 25 has become an international protest movement.  What endures beyond t
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I know I have weird thoughts sometimes. A thought occurred to me, one where I thought: how come all known species only have one or two genders (male and female) but never three, four, five, six, twenty genders? I mean, we h
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To forgive is to release. To let go. To be held.To arrive at where we want to end,we grasp for it. Without knowing how to hold our own hand,we cling to it. Where we came from,
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Just finished reading Andrew Yang\'s “the war on normal people.” A fun read, lots of interesting points. But I disagree with one of the premises, which is prevalent in some circles, according to which “use of machines and auto
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June 9th 1891; on this day in 1891, the great composer and lyricist Cole Porter—one of the most important Am
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I saw wild pigs Swim in the Ionian Sea from one island To another,As swallows Flew overhead.
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White privilege means that you can get any job you want just for being White, and that no rules apply to you just because you are White. This does not exist in any country, in any form. Being White or Caucasian does not gua
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A few ideas for those who want to invest/be activists in the environmental field. My advice would be as follows: you need excellent ideas, and a sustainable business model, to get the necessary funds to promote eco-friendly
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In a Nation and a World within all too sadly familiar Multiverse Reality TV Show............ “Hello America, it is I, your Imperial Dictator Trumpty !”
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The mute boyas slender as a willow saplinglooks at the worldwith eyes big and bright bylight intake and color.
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It would be too simple to regard the latest space venture, funded by Elon Musk, as entirely a matter of vast ego and deeply-pocked adventurism. But it would be close.  The
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June 6th James Meredith, the first black man to brave the colour bar at the University of Mississippi, has been shot and wounded after entering Mississippi on a civil rights march. Police have arrested a 41-year-old white man named Aubrey James
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Sawing off the branch you sit on can hardly be the best of policies.  But that all depends on the nature of the branch.  US
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For anybody familiar with that gruesome manifestation of the modern work place, namely the open plan office, the advent of coronavirus might be something of a relief.  The
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June 4th 1989; Chinese troops storm through Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The brutal Chinese government assault on the protesters shocked the West and brought denunciatio
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June 4th 1940; the British completed the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk, France.  The Pr
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The United States is the richest country in the world. It has the best hospitals in the world. The best doctors and health professionals in the world. The most sophisticated technology in the world. The most civil liberties
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A short list of reasons why some (or many) college students are depressed, and how you can help them if you\'re a student counselor. -Crushing debt and financial problems: one of the reasons depression has risen among the s
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US President Donald Trump is much taken with the bombastic and the exaggerated.  In
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Some people claim that “capitalism” is the dominant economic ideology. Some want to replace “capitalism” by “socialism.”Many argue that there are no rules in the economy, that we have fre
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June 2nd 1989, the boys’ prep school drama Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams, is re
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World on Autopilot II(The UN Security Council should urgently address Covid-19 – addendum) Further to the points of view
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Hell has, in its raging fires, ringside seats for those who like their spreadsheets.  The seating, already peopled by those from human resources, white collar criminals an
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You are the CEO or the head of the department at a small or big firm. You need to stay informed about what goes on at the company, inside and outside factors. So here are some tips to win at the information game. First, let
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Am I vulnerable amongst the mysteries that life has offered up to me, am I happy although I have a smile pasted on my face for all the old to see.
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It has been a withering time for the airlines, whose unused planes moulder in a gruelling waiting game of survival.  The receivers are smacking their lips; administration
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Homage to Georges Perec, author of “je me souviens” (I remember). -I\'ve only been a victim of a scam involving money once. It was in 9th grade, and a female
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Leaving crises to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s management skills will never disappoint those who favour chaos and the attractions of vague direction.  The double s
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A few frequently asked questions from businesses and some tips on how to run a business. How do I drive sales up? Of course, you are a business, your goal is to sell your product or service. If you produce a product, you wa
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May 30th 1967; Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA. The quintessential American daredevil motorcyclist, Evel Knievel defied gravity as he rode his bike to the heights of i
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Going headlong with the intuitive flow,Heeding internal tempo rhythmic set by heart and pulseMake the run easy each time, as yielding slowDriftwood, stones, rocks soon das
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The Australian press and a chorus of the country’s politicians painted a misguided, blotched picture: the Scott Morrison government had achieved its goal of convincing members of the World Health Assembly that an
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29 May is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. The day has two purposes: to honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace;  and to pay tribute to all the men and women who have se
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May 29th 1453; Constantinople fell to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, ending the Byzantine Empire. The Siege of Constantinople that resulted in its fall took place from April 2 to May 29, 1453. The Ottomans led by Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror numbe
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The global uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus disruption intensifies. Questions of human safety and business continuity reach far beyond the assessment of lock-down orders. In light of a pandemic, transmission expectati
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It promised to be bruising to both dignity and wallet.  However brazen Australian politicians have been drumming up support for an international inquiry into the origins o
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Some tips on how to conceive and grow your business. -You have registered your business. Congratulations! You are providing a service or product, and hope the service or product sells. Here are my tips. -Start b
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
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May 28th 1935; John Steinbeck\'s first successful novel,
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If you cannot discover or create something, best steal it.  It has been the operating principle for everything from wealth to technology.
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There are a few things I hear a lot of people tell me which are incorrect. So here are the myths busted. Myth: Bill Gates became a billionaire simply by writing a series of zeros and ones. Befor
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May 27th 1964; Jawaharlal Nehru, founder of modern India and its current prime minister, has died suddenly at the age of 74. He was taken ill in the early hours of this morning at his house in New Delhi. He had returned from holiday at a hill s
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Long after the Covid-19 emergency restrictions and lockdowns have been lifted, one of the last industries that will recover is international tourism, which has been decimated by border closures, leaving air transport and air
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Australia matters little when it comes to international muscle.  It is the retainer and pretender of power, a middle-distance runner who runs out of puff on the final stri
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The French school system does not encourage students to do the talking in class. Student apathy usually reigns, and teachers often complain about that student apathy. My elementary school years, my first five schooling year
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May 26th 1938; the House Committee on Un-American Activities began its work of searching for
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May 26th 1927; Henry Ford and his son Edsel drive the 15 millionth Model T Ford out of their factory, marking the famous automobile\'s official last day of production. After production officially ended the following day, Ford factories shut dow
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I did not believe them.You are so much more than a giant, spinning ballof hydrogen and helium. When they doubted you,I saw you radiating out
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Every now and then, like yesterday, I do consulting work with restaurants to help them drive sales up. After a long day of observations and advice, here are thoughts I came up with. Two and a half reasons McDonald\'
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May 25th 1961; President John F Kennedy has called for millions of dollars to fund a space programme to get the first man on the Moon by 1970. In a speech to a joint session of Congress broadcast on TV and radio around the United States, he ask
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Sorry, Folks, but this part of my Journal is going to be bit a Fussy.   Alright, I found out yesterday that I do not have Covid-19. For that I am Elated and deeply Grateful ! But just to get to th
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Smug assertions of liability in history are often incautious things.  They constitute a fruit salad mix: assertions of the wishful thinkers; hopes of the crazed; the quest
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Back in April 1980, this writer was stationed at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo. Returning from a late-night meeting he turned on the TV to catch up on the news. To his surprise, he’d landed part way through a l
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Obituary: Mory Kanté (1950-2020) The best one-hit-wonder that ever was, in my opinion. Kora harp on his belly. A trance-like s
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May 23rd 1934; famed fugitives Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker are killed in a police ambush near Sailes, Louisiana. A contingent of officers from Texas and Louisiana set up along the highway, waiting for Bonnie and Clyde to appear, and then unl
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I feel as though we have lost some of our innocence in these Coronavirus times, the world that we knew before has gone and disappeared, and some behaviours and cultural values have lost their meaning. A Friday night in a pac
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Everything I write to you is in code. And when you fall I am reaching for the light that guides you in this universe. I am allowing for the pain of our separation to transform me.
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The “gate” suffix has been wearing thin since the break-in scandal that gave it its birth.  Since Watergate, virtually anything dubious and suggestive, and muc
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When he announced at the end of April that he would be retiring, t
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1. To symbolically apologize to every woman who he has demeaned, intimidated, forcibly touched, and silenced. 2.To block some of the sound vibrations coming from his mouth, so the world can hear a little less rambli
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Whales throw their tails so high up in the air,Regardless of who\'s whale-watching perform antics;Eagles patrol the skies, circle handsomely as they stareIndifferent to your i
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The Me Too movement was meant to be more than a howl or rage with a trending hash tag.  It was a surge that threatened to pulverise all before it, arming accusers with wea
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May 19th 1568; after being defeated by the Protestants, Mary the Queen of Scots, fled to England where she was imprisoned by Queen Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was born in 1542 and was executed on 1587. It is generally believed that Mary\'s
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The 23 March 2020 appeal of the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a universal cease-fire so that humanity could concentrate its energies on the Covid-19 health crisis was noted and then largely ignored.
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Good News !  My Fever has Broken. I’m feeling more Energetic and am ready for a short thirty minute, I-so-lated Walk into the Deep Woods ! I have a strong urge to Hug one of my favorite Oak Trees - ha ! Howe
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Here I\'ll discuss two things, rather briefly. First, I\'ll discuss “historiography” or “historical philosophy” in Korea and will give my two cents on how Korean history could be studied, at least how I study it.
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When the novel coronavirus started to get stroppy and make its now global impression, one theme seemed to be common. Facemasks were, at least initially, a conceit, a sort of fashion or extra-medical accessory.
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Helpful advice to those who are interested in launching a startup, by giving examples of how startups can reach their potential. Little sister one: Hi Yossi. My startup is one where I create plates and cups using wheat resi
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For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
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May 17th 1954; The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled for school integration in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling declared that racially segregated schools were inherently unequal. In the early 1950\'s, racial segregation in
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Yes, that’s right. The dreaded Covid - 19 may have rolled right up my nostrils, down into my throat, and scurried it’s little ‘ole Destructive Path into the rest of my Body. Oops and Egads !! Yes, I w
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 “When we think of the repression of journalists, we automatically evoke foreign lands.  We rarely, however, evoke or remember our own dissidents.
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October 1999. I was in 10th grade at a French school in Ankara, Turkey. The times were complicated. On August 17, 1999, a huge earthquake had struck Western Turkey, with a death toll of 40,000, some say a lot more. So there
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May 16th 1770; Marie Antoinette, at age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.On May 16, 1770, their French wedding was held at Versailles in the Chapel Royal. Her wedding dress was decorated with diam
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May 16th 1943; in Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising comes to an end as Nazi soldiers gain control of Warsaw\'s Jewish ghetto, blowing up the last remaining synagogue and beginning the mass deportation of the ghetto\'s remaining dwellers to the
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I fall to the stars; vigilante-like and it is if my name is Cal and I am living in East of Eden, and me and Hemingway kiss and Rilke and I are neighbours. The earth swallows me whole like a lake. I lay there completely still
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“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful.  And so are we.  They never stop thinking
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My experience with school politics, from childhood to adult life. First election I took part in was in the 4th grade. I was at the French school in New York City. French classes were divided in three groups per leve
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May 15th 1957; Britain dropped its first hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean.Britain has exploded its first hydrogen bomb as part of a series of tests in the Pacific, the Ministry of Supply has announced.
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On May 15, 1963, Gordon Cooper is launched into space aboard Faith 7 on the longest American space mission to that date. Faith 7 was the capstone of Project Mercury, the NASA program that put the first American into space in 1961 and the first
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When it comes to the politics of medicine and disease, the United States has always attempted to steal the limelight, while adding the now faded colouring of universal human welfare.
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Correcting a few mistakes that HR managers make when reviewing resumes. Myth: If someone attends an elite university, he/she must be a genius. Fact: Some of them of course are geniuses.
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May 14th 1955; The Soviet Union and seven of its European satellites sign a treaty establishing the Warsaw Pact, a mutual defence organization that put the Soviets in command of the armed forces of the member states. The Warsaw
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The sun brakes the lights,shyly and seductively vomiting rays.  It regains its breath ... it gasps for the fastest arrival, roses flirt here.  To give everything.
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Rounding up undocumented workers, migrant and refugees is part of a brutal order of things in Malaysia.  When matters economic are going well, authorities turn the blindes
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE!
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May 13th 1981; thousands see Pope shot in Rome. The Pope has been shot four times as he blessed the crowds in St Peter\'s Square in Rome. Surgeons have performed a five-hour operation and say they hope he will make a full recovery.
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While Joseph Biden chimes in from a studio in his basement, President Trump has the biggest bully pulpit in the world, including the ability to stage a town hall in the lustrous shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. An effective d
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“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it,” urged the Earl of Chesterfield
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A few things I would change about the banking system. Or how I would conceive the banking system. Student loans I remember my first year as a college student. I was surrounded by 600 cla
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May 12th 1937; Britain\'s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey. George VI became king suddenly following the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII, in 1936. He worked hard to adapt to this unexpected role, particularly during the di
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The ability of Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas to continue as a major revenue provider to the national budget is quickly waning, raising the specter of reduced spending, which in turn would mean cancellation o
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“Mr Assange will be facing a David and Goliath battle with his hands tied behind his back.”Edward Fitzgerald QC, lawyer for Julian Assange, April 27, 2020
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Dear Senator Sanders, dear Candidate Sanders, I usually don\'t take sides during elections and work with whoever gets elected. Hillary Clinton would have been great, President Trump is fantastic. President Obama. Sm
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May 11th 1997; Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, lost his first ever multi-game match. He lost to IBM\'s chess computer Deep Blue. It was the first time a computer had beat a world-champion player.
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If the title of epidemiological czar were to be created, its first occupant would have to be Sweden’s Anders Tegnell.  He has held sway in the face of sceptics and c
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World wide, the Covid-19 pandemic has caught both go
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People want praise, not sycophancy. I spent quite a lot of time studying the psychological aspects of wars and conflicts. Be they family conflicts, or conflicts at a larger scale, say conflicts between two nations o
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Thalassaemia is the name of a group of genetic inherited disorders of the blood. More specifically, it is a disorder of the haemoglobin molecule inside the red blood cells.
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May 8th 1963, with the release of Dr. No, moviegoers get their first look--down the barrel of a gun--at the super-spy James Bond (codename: 007), the immortal character created by Ian Fleming in his now-famous series of novels and portrayed ons
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May 8th 1943; the Nazis suppressed a revolt by Polish Jews and destroyed the Warsaw Ghetto. T
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COVID-19 for most of us is a time-out. So I\'ll briefly discuss different ways you can make the most out of this crisis. Example 1: the badminton doubles game I lost. Bad use of a time-o
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War commemorations nurse a dirty secret, though it is one displayed with a peacock flourish.  The victors bring out the celebratory paraphernalia and talk about noble idea
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE!
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May 7th 1945: Germany signs unconditional surrender. Germany has signed an unconditional surrender bringing to an end six years of war in Europe. The document was signed by General Bedell Smith for the Allied commander, Gen
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Rome was not built in one day. Rome was not conceived in an incubator. A tale of two startup builders Tale 1: John and his disabled brother Andrew are best friends forever. Andrew is paralyzed f
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For more For the Moment, HERE!
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May 6th 1940, John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. The book traces the fictional Joad family of Oklahoma as they lose their family farm and move to California in search of a better life. They encounter
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May 6th 1937; the German airship Hindenburg crashed and burned in Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty-six people (of the 9
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Anointed by the elementsyou are my blueeyed mountain jewel, my empty breeze returning togreet the lipsof a valle
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Advice to high school French philosophy test takers. Last time I discussed how I coached French kids in philosophy. This time around I\'ll give advice on how to ace the test. The format of the t
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On May 5, 1981, imprisoned Irish-Catholic militant Bobby Sands dies after refusing food for 66 days in protest of his treatment as a criminal rather than a political prisoner by British authorities. His death immediately touched off widespread
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May 5th 1917; Eugene Jacques Bullard becomes the first African-American aviator when he earned his flying certificate with the
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\"Maybelle, I am sick to death of this Corona Virus Thingy.” Peggy Joy said sardonically as she chewed on a mouthful of romaine lettuce. “And I am sick to death of getting salads that are nothin’ but gobs of lettuce and a tiny
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There\'s always a glimmer of hope in the darkest times,Always the promised golden dawn after the longest night,There\'s always kind Future packed with dollars and dimes,What i
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
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May 4th 1979: Election victory for Margaret Thatcher. The Conservative Party has won the general election making Margaret Th
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Australians have long delighted in the increasing annual whale migration from the Southern Ocean up along the country’s eastern seaboard, a spectacle that can be readily viewed from the shoreline or up close from runabouts and other small
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Under the boughs Of a chestnut tree An old man sat cracking Nuts and watching the world Pass by in the solitudeOf a cold autumn
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The global ethno-pop star that could have been. Immensely popular in his native Kabylie, somewhat popular in his native Algeria. A few fans in his adopted France. The Kabyle music scene is fascinating, because it is one of
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Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their
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May 3rd 1952; the first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole. While Fletcher and Benedict have
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The messenger of God entered the Capitol of the Land of Nihilism and went before Pharaoh, ruler of the land.  There the messenger spoke, saying, “Thus saith the Lord: You are not owner of creation and the Earth is not yours to corrup
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Philosophy is a big part of the French curriculum. Every senior high school student has to go through 5 to 8 hours of philosophy classes. Most students dread those classes, and some parents send their kids over to me to coach them. So here\'s w
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For more Then, Again, HERE!
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May 2nd 1902 - \"A Trip to the Moon,\" the first science fiction film was released. It was created by magician George Melies. By 1900 the movies had already witnessed colour, sound and widescreen, quickly ignored innovation
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I beg my will to show me still the simple strength from within, that I may hold on beyond the end and not fall weak to wanting trends.
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May 1st, International Workers\' Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in most countries. The struggle for the eight-hour day began in the 1860s. In 1884, the Federation of Organized T
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May 1st 1994 The Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna has been killed in a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, near Bologna in Italy. He was just 34-years-old.His Williams FW16 Formula One car was travelling at a s
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May 1st 1986; the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, has been laid to rest alongside her husband, the abdicated King Edward VIII, at Frogmore in Windsor. She was buried in an English oak coffin, marked with a silver plate inscribed simply \"Wallis, Du
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I\'m going to answer “mail” I received from people seeking career counseling from me. When I say “mail” it was either mail or people seeking advice for themselves or family members. Details are altered, just for you to g
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April 30th; In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day
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30th April 1952; the diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish victim of the Holocaust is to be published in English titled \"The Diary of a Young Girl\". Her diary, later entitled \"The Diary of Anne Frank\", becomes one of the most popular books in the w
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April 30th 1975; the war in Vietnam ended today as the government in Saigon announced its unconditional surrender to North Vietnamese forces. The President, Duong Van Minh, who has been in office for just three days, made the announcement in a
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One day we all woke up.Every one of us really woke up. We dreamed ourselves awake.Nothing moreneeded to be giveneverything alreadywas given between us.
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Anyone who knows me knows that I have mild OCD. I\'m set in my own ways. I vacuum clean my room with a lamp to make sure there\'s no dust stain left in the corners. I have wet towels for everything. I like to keep a cup of pens and a cup of sha
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Duke Ellington was born April 29, 1899, Washington, D.C., U.S American pianist who was the greatest jazz composer and bandleader. One of the originators of big-band jazz, Ellington led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands o
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Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, is currently being observed by Muslims. However, this time, Muslims are either restricted or strongly discouraged from congregating in the
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For more Walk & talk, HERE!
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April 28th 1789; a mutiny on the British ship Bounty took place when a rebel crew took the ship and set sail to Pitcairn Island. The mutineers left Captain W. Bligh and 18 sailors adrift. It is not surprising that the most
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All kindness comes from instant recognition from afarLike strict geometry is altogether accurateOf this wide world and its people as they drawn are;To accept facts and foibles
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A brief guide to social media use for government organizations, ministries or state-owned organizations. In the old days, if you were the government, you would write a press release that you would send to press agencies. Th
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 For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For
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April 27th 1945; Russians and Americans meeting at Elbe. Russian and American troops have joined hands at the River Elbe in Germany, bringing the end of the war a step closer. Statements have been released simultaneously in London, Moscow and W
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Countries with abundant natural resources have a head start as they can have comparative advantages. They can export at lower prices and thus the global quantity demanded of their resources will be on the rise. Hence, they can sustain their exp
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Look into my eyes and perhaps then you can see the difference between infatuation and love. Perhaps then you can see my heart. Straight to the marrow of me, the prizewinning flesh of the heart and matter and energy that I am carrying in my vein
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first I feedon mother\'s yolkattached am I to her algae soft fingersthen I start the process freshcovered by tiny teeth,my l
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A guide for using social media if you are a business, however small, however big, however huge. Your customers want to know three things: -Where are you located? -What products do yo
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April 25th 1980; Tehran hostage rescue mission fails; a top-secret attempt by the United States to free American hostages held in Iran\'s capital, Tehran, has collapsed in failure, with the death of eight soldiers. President Carter announced th
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On April 25, 1917, jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald is born in Newport News, Virginia. She was called \"The First Lady of Song,\" an honour whose meaning is captured in a compliment paid to her by the great composer Ira Gershwin: \"I never knew how
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Listening to Brahms very loudly,Drinking a deep lusty red wine ,I can hear the rolling waves Of the ocean crashing  On the nearby beach Through my wi
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April 24th marks World Day for Laboratory Animals – a day to remember the millions who have been killed, and to redouble efforts to hasten the end of all animal experiments. This year, Animal Aid is planning t
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On April 24, 1980, an ill-fated military operation to rescue the 52 American hostages held in Tehran ends with eight U.S. servicemen dead and no hostages rescued. With the Iran Hostage Crisis stretching into its sixth month and all diplomatic a
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I\'ve discussed failed business a lot in the past. But below I\'ll discuss successful businesses, and how they went about their business. The basic idea is this. If you love providing a service, and don\'t really care too m
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April 23rd; World Book Day now that\'s my idea of the perfect awareness day! I l
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Each year on 23rd of March it\'s World Meteorological Day! In 2012 the theme
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23rd April 1932; The New Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens in Shakespeare
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April 23rd 1984; Scientist finds Aids virus. The discovery of a virus which may cause Aids, the fatal disease sweeping through America, has been hailed as a \"monumental breakthrough\" in medical research. The development was announced in Washi
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To deer and dolphinforgive me. I have missed the markand often, even ifunintentionally, acted against you.
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Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth\'s environment. It was founded by U.S. S
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lie in confinement, arms folded, without complaint. They are not like other chairs. Uprights are so stand-offish. Unbending, they leave no room for manoeuvre,ar
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For more Then, Again, HERE!
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April 21st; According to tradition, on April 21, 753 B.C., R
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April 21st 1918; German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, \"The Red Baron,\" was shot down and killed during World War I. Manfred von Richthofen was born on May 2, 1892 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw Poland). He died on A
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April 21st 1945; Russian troops captured some outlying suburbs of Berlin at the beginning of what promises to be a bitter battle for control of the city. The Red Army approached the German capital from three directions, north, east and south-ea
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April 21st 1913; Georgia Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane. Georgia Broadwick was nickname
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Common sense predictions about what will happen after COVID-19. Could be wrong, just speculating. Notes in no particular order. -Right now a lot of people are regretting not having saved money. Many are stuck in a situation
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There is probably no way to puzzle into that dismayI must have felt when pulled to the light of day.Being born, the shocks of light, of sound, necessities to suck in air,When
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April 20th 1972: Apollo 16 safely on Moon after engine crisis. The Apollo 16 mission has landed on the Moon after a seven-hour crisis that nearly aborted the mission altogether. Astronauts John Young
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Yes, Give us Leaders who have SufferedAnd OverComeThe Darkness Outside and Inside ThemSelves
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Social media says something about your personality, about your connections, about your skills, about your hobbies, about your outlook on life, about your social identity, about your experience and about the institutions you attended and places
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For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
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According to the Greek religious calendar, Easter is the most important festival of the Greeks, hence hug
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April 19th 1824; George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron
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Like a dark Lazarus I rose from the depths,
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Psychotherapists are usually the ones giving advice. But I\'ll give them advice here, in no particular order. -Unfortunately, as psychotherapists we get a lot of training in psychological theory, mainly in the history of ps
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April 18th 1775 American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that \"the Regulars are coming out.\" Later, the phrase \"the British are coming\" was attributed
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Ten days before, nine EU member states issued a joined letter to the EU Council President Charles Michel, calling for the issuance of a joined European debt mechanism, or the “corona-bonds“ as they are named.The
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A few notes to historians, in no particular order. -First off, a rant. I hear a lot here and there that “historians” or “intellectuals” are really trying to escape their social obligations, namely, escape getting a
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For more For the Moment, HERE!
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April 17th; World Hemophilia Day is observed every year on 17th April to advocate a global effort to ensure appropriate care and treatment f
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April 17th 1961, the invasion of Cuba was carried out by a force of about 1,400 exiled Cubans, with American support from the sea and air.The main landing point at the Bay of Pigs was a beach surrounded by a mosquito-infest
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April 16th; Have yo
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On April 16, 1917, Vladimir Lenin, leader of the revolutionary Bolshevik Party, returns to Petrograd after a decade of exile to take the reins of the Russian Revolution. Lenin became the virtual dictator of the world\'s first Marxist state. His
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April 16th 1943 in Basel, Switzerland, chemist Albert Hoffman accidently discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD-25 while
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Answers to questions I get asked frequently. -Why do you write exclusively in English? I wouldn\'t mind sharing my two cents in French or Spanish or perhaps Korean or Turkish or Hebrew. Wouldn\'t mind writing in Arabic or Kabyle
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April 15th 1945 British troops have entered the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. Inside the camp the horrified soldiers found piles of dead and rotting corpses and thousands of sick and starving prisoners kept in severely overcrowded
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April 15th 1894; despite the immense influence her records had on the shape and course of American popular music in the 20th century, the recorded legacy of Bessie Smith only captures part of her historical significance. Yes, her first recordin
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The secret to perfect sex is there is no perfect sex. I will discuss how it\'s done in pornography, in real life, and give you a few tips on how to do it better. One of the challenges I set myself was to talk about sex in a
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April 14th 1912; just before midnight in the North Atlantic, the RMS Titanic fails to divert its course from an iceberg, ruptures its hull, and begins to sink. Because of a shortage of lifeboats and the lack of satisfactory emergency procedures
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“Hey Maybelle !” “Hey, Peggy Joy !” “Girl, I love your Face Mask !” exclaimed Peggy Joy. “Did you ma
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A few notes to writers, in no particular order. -Readers will pick up your essay, novel or article if they find the title matches their personal interests and satisfies their curiosity. Two reasons they can be curious: they
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For more For the Moment, HERE!
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(for Julian)You’re just a boy and I’m just an invisible girl. You’retenderness, light, angelic.You’re a still life portrait.
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Easter time, from the carnivals that come before the Lenten fast through Holy Week and the celebrations of Easter, is a special season in Greece. Since the date of the Greek Orthodox Easter is based on a modified Julian calendar and the Western
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April 12th 1820; Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.Filiki Eteria or Society of Friends (Greek: Φιλική Ε
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April 12th 1861; the bloodiest four years in American history begin when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina\'s Charleston Bay. During the next 34 hours, 50 Confedera
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April 12th; In 2011, global military spending sur
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Is the hourglass of bacterial death. The flow of sand between the past and the future. Time is whatthe clocks me
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Rabbits have been associated with springtime since ancient times. It is believed that a symbol of the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring Eostre was the hare. It was Eostre\'s sacred animal since it was a symbol of fertility and the rebirth of nature
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April 11th 1961, the trial begun in Israel of the man accused of helping Hitler in his plan t
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Where are the colors of time,Do they hide in the opaque islands,Floating in our white crowded sky?Can we dare imagine,To believe that they are real?
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History is one of those rare topics I love to read about but would rather not discuss. Not because I\'m uncomfortable with the truth, but because I\'m uncomfortable with the historian mentality. In Korea for example, histor
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For more Walk & talk HERE! For more
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April 10th 1919; Emiliano Zapata, a leader of peasants and indigenous people during the Mexican Revolution, is ambushed and shot to death in Morelos by government forces. Born a peasant in 1879, Zapata was forced into the Mexican army in 1908 f
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Hopes elastic as dream and fiction stretchThe canopy to the greatest extentLike kindness generosity have a \'go and fetch\'Capacity that\'s infinite in content;
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
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April 9th, on this day in 1962, the 34th annual Academy Awards ceremony is held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. In addition to the overwhelming triumph of the musical West Side Story, which won 10 Oscars, inclu
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9th April 1927; Mae West is arrested during her starring role in the play \"sex\" which she wrote, produced, directed and starred in on Broadway. She was prosecuted on morals charges and sentenced to 10 days in jail for public obscenity.
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The darkness Comes to all of us,It’s how we handle The light that counts,How we spend The time we have Left unde
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A lot of my friends tell me that the Jews “invented” capitalism, and “invented” communism, in a “divide and conquer” kind of strategy to better rule the world. Let me bust this myth. I\'l
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International Roma Day on April 8 is an opportunity to celebrate Romani culture but also to highlight the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life.
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8th April 1994; Modern rock icon Kurt Cobain lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band Nirvana commits suicide with a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
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Here\'s an aphorism I came up with. Want a woman to have 12 children? Get her to drop out in the 6th grade. Want her to have 6 children? Get her to drop out in the 9th grade. Want her to have 3 children? Get her to drop out in the last year of
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April 7th; World Health Day is commemorated each year on this, under the funding of World Health Organization (WHO).
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April 7th 1968; Motor racing world champion Jim Clark was killed in a car crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim. Clark, 32, was at the wheel of his Lotus-Cosworth which left the track at 170mph (274km/h), somersaulted through the air an
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A conversation between myself and a fictional friend on finance, real estate and investments. Friend: I think I need to invest my money somewhere. Do you think the stock market\'s a good option, or do you think I should inv
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
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April 6th 1895; Writer Oscar Wilde is arrested after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
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April 6th 1975; A plane carrying 99 Vietnamese orphans landed at Heathrow airport. The Boein
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I\'ve had chats with Palestinians. Their names are Salaheddine, who works as an Arabic-English-Persian translator. Or Sirine, a 39 year-old woman, who studied engineering, dreams of setting up robots or a startup, but has been unemployed over 1
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April 4th; On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly decl
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April 4th 1859; Bryant\'s Minstrels debut \"Dixie\" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show. Bryant\'s Minstrels was a blackface minstrel troupe that performed in the mid-19th century, primarily in New York City. The troupe
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April 4th 1968; Dr Martin Luther King, was assassinated. Dr King was shot dead in the southe
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Random advice to parents in these times of confinement and beyond. -Dear beloved parents, first thing you need to know is that children under the age of 13 tend to have a very vague notion of identity. In many cases they ha
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April 3rd; World Party Day also known as P-Day is celebrated annually on April 3rd through personal and public observances of party-like atmosphere, as a synchronized global mass celebration of a better
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The needledoesn’t hurtas muchas you lookingat mewith eyesthat never sawwhere I wasto getto whe
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April 2nd; The United Nations General Assembly declared 2nd April as World Autism Awareness Day to focus the need of improving the lives of children and adults who suffer from the disorder so that they
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Think you understand the Palestinians? Think again. Here\'s a 5 minute read on the world according to the Palestinians. Belief number 1. The Palestinians believe this. They believe that we Jews practiced Islam in Biblical t
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For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
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The BBC creates a hoax Panorama programme about spaghetti crops in Switzerland and showing women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a tree and laying them in the sun to dry. It should be remembered in context that Spaghetti was not a
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A few notes on the great Berber people. -My hypothesis is as follows: Semitic people and Afro-Asiatic people (or languages) originate from the Nile, and moved West to North Africa (and became the Berbers) and East to the Le
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 For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For
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31st March, 1990; the worst violence seen so far in the series of Anti Poll Tax demonstrations erupted in London during the largest rally when nearly 100,000 people take to the streets in protest at the new government levy. More than 400 were a
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Notes on the past, present, future of the economy, in no particular order. -In 1919, after 4 years of what was known back then as “the Great War” political and economic actors vowed that “there will never
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March 30th 1981; John Hinckley, Jr. shoots President Ronald Reagan outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C. just after the president had addressed the Building and Construction Workers Union of the AFL-CIO. Hinckley was armed with a .22 revo
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On 24 October, 1870, Algeria\'s Jews were granted French citizenship by decree. This decree still causes a lot of heated rhetoric among many Muslim Algerians and French anti-Semites. Here\'s what the Muslim Algerians tell m
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Tom Jones can apparently count among his many fans one Elizabeth Windsor of London, England—known professionally as Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and
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I rarely share insider stories, but here\'s a good one. A Korean bank CEO complained that Starbucks Korea had way more liquidity than the bank he owned. For the story Starbucks is a coffee franchise, but dropped
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March 28th 1965; Dr Martin Luther King has taken a crowd of nearly 25,000 people to the steps of the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama to highlight black grievances. The procession marks the end of a five-day march which started in Selma and
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Are professors teachers, are they researchers or administrators? And are students going to college for networking, learning, or acing tests? No one really has the answer to these questions. Not one single university clearly
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The old woodenShack sat on the edge Of a sand dune on a Desolate beach On the outskirts Of the city.
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For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
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March 27th 1915; Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 – Novembe
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March 27th, on this day in 1973, the actor Marlon Brando declines the Acad
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Here\'s the cycle in North America, Europe, Asia. Banks loan money to households, corporations, local state governments and national governments. Local national governments, state governments, corporations, households, fail to repay their payme
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
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A few notes which hopefully will be helpful to South Korea. -Coca Cola and Pepsi sales have declined steeply in the last 10-15 years. Many reasons explain the decline: competition from home-made and other drink companies, t
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In an ideal world, professors and researchers would be charismatic figures, well-read, and who can give clear lectures and write clear papers on their subjects of specialty. Furthermore, ideally, professors and researchers should be able have a
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January 19th 1966; Indira Gandhi, only daughter of India\'s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, became the country\'s next leader. She was chosen at the end of a bitter leadership battle with former finance minister Morarji Desai. Following
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January 19th 1893; Henrik Ibsen\'s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin. The play was first performed at the Lessing Theatre, Berlin, with Emanuel Reicher as Solness. It opened at the Trafalgar Theatre, London on
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Up until around 2014, Google search results had the same rankings no matter where you were. If you typed “best burger in town” the search rankings would be the same whether you were in Sydney, Australia, or Auckland, New Zealand, or
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January 18th 1919 in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. Leaders of the victorious Allied powers--France, Great
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In an UnReality-Reality Dark vortex somewhere within the Climate Changing Universe.........“Well, King Trumpty, what do the Polls have to say about your ImPeaching Dumpty on General Soleimani ?” The Aide
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I breathe, I smile, I walk a mile,I cook, I look, I sit a while.Lots of things that can be done,Can be a nuisance, can be fun,But, professional, these a
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Human nature has it that we are protected by a community. Individual human beings are usually protected by their parents, with whom they tend to have a hierarchical but protective relationship. Individuals then tend to play a role in a tribe, o
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January 17th 1929; Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip. Popeye the Sailor Man is a fictional hero notable for appearing in comic strips and animated films as well a
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January 17 1991; The Gulf War Allies send hundreds of planes on bombing raids into Iraq, at the start of Operation Desert Storm. The American, British, French, Saudi and Kuwaiti aircraft took off at 2330 GMT. Their bombs were aimed at military
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Seldom do I dream;often do I poem.I have pondered this:Why?Who gives guidance to any otherwho does not first have
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In the heat of the day they suffer,The sky is glowing orange like hellAnd they huddle on a beach Waiting for boats to arrive As the flames steadily
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I am a man. 5 feet 9, rather sturdy. Yet I was a victim of domestic violence by my ex-girlfriend for many years. The story goes like this. It was threatening text messages, it was hours of rage at home, it was weeks of disappearance and silent
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January 15th 1981; Hill Street Blues, television\'s landmark cops-and-robbers drama, debuts on NBC. When Hill Street Blues first appeared, the police show had pretty much been given up for dead. Critics savaged stodgy and moralistic melodramas,
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As though at the behest of some primeval thinking force,A distant sun’s haze is astonishingly there agleam ,Vying with these shapechanging clouds for form Like sharp for
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Yossi Gatt tries to help the South Koreans become world leaders, handle political and security affairs. Scene 1 Yossi works at Cyworld, one of the world\'s largest social media sites although a vast majority of
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January 14th, on this day in 1894, Joseph Conrad returns to London to settle down after a long career at sea. There, he begins rewriting a story he had been working on during his travels, which becomes his first novel, Almayer\'s Folly.
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Restless Hawk (V2)The angels of wings are always in flightbe the devil or archangel Michael.I\'m a hawk, I\'m a night owl nightbarroom flights, fighter,seeing eyes t
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Notes on racism in France, in no particular order. Note that France does not recognize ethnicities. Generalizations about ethnicities can be considered unlawful in France, if such generalizations can lead to ethnic violence or calls for ethnic
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January 13th 1993; American, British and French fighter jets carried out a series of bombing raids over southern Iraq. The Iraqis have repeatedly breached the \"no-fly zone\" set up after the Gulf War - which began almost two years ago - and ma
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(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)I want you to bring me to life, bring me flowers, Ihave become nothing. In the station of the metro, girls arebeing woken up by kisses.
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When you build the biggest tower in the world, you need to at least consider that no one wants to work on the 72nd floor. When you reevaluate your currency, you need to at least consider that people\'s savings will be wiped out. When you hire a
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January 12th 1876; On this day, Jack London, the illegitimate son of an astrolog
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This guy in the other pit.He’s got a better demon
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You can follow Paul Wood\'s work in instagram: Insertbrainherecomic
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Nikos Kavvadias born in January 11, 1910 and he was a poet and writer; current
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January 11th 1928; Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik revolution and early architect of the Soviet state, is deported by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to Alma-Ata in remote Soviet Central Asia. He lived there in internal exile for a year bef
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Harbor not some old remorse, most left unfolded,harshly cast behind some unconscious holding,not those distant tales of long lost yearnings,or mistakes that
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The way I see sex is there are three forms of sex: “passionate love” would be the first. “Addicted impulse” would be the second. “Caving into the addicted impulse of a partner” would be the third.
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On January 10, 1920, the League of Nations formally comes into being when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, takes effect. In 1914, a political assassination in Sarajevo set off a chain of events that led to
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Sing goddess,Dance with me;
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The main problem with anti-Semitism is this. In Arab nations, France, Korea, Japan and Muslim countries in general, leadership tends to be opaque. Very opaque. In companies, the leader\'s name is often taboo and can\'t be pronounced. No one kno
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January 9th 1965; James Bond movie \"Goldfinger,\" driving an Aston Martin Silver Birch DB5 sports car premiers. Aston Martins would go on to appear in a number of other Bond films. Aston Martin\'s roots date back to 1913, when Robert Bamford a
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January 9th, On this day in 2007, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iP
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This article is a reaction to a deluge of articles on why suicide is so prevalent in the K-pop industry. Suicide, corruption, rape, serial womanizing and murder are fortunately marginal but exist in all industries.
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(for Vincent Moloi, a pair of boots and a bicycle)I miss you. I don\'t miss you. I miss you. I reallydon\'t care if you care, I don\'t miss you. Yourhead is Muir and full of dev
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 Berserk Alert! #154Berserk Alert! #154 by Tony Zuvela
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January 8th, one of Hollywood’s most famous clashes of the titans - an ups
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January 7th, on this day in 1891, Zora Neale Hurston, novelist and folklorist, is born in Eatonville, Fla. Although at the time of her death in 1960, Hurston had published more books than any other black woman in America, she was unable to capt
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January 7th 1953; in his final State of the Union address before Congress, President Harry S. Truman tells the world that that the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. It was just three years earlier on January 31, 1950, that Truman pub
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Fragile, shalehands holdthe womb
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Japan and South Korea have radically different public relations and public diplomacy approaches. Japan spends almost zero dollars on public relations, and uses a “if you want to come see us, come see us, but we won\'t invite you” ki
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Usually we say that one picture says more than a thousand words. Unfortunately when it comes to war orphans there are thousands of pictures and all of them leave us …speechless!!
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January 6th 1925; Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi steps up to the starting line in New York\'s Madison Square Garden in his first U.S. appearance. Anticipation for the moment had been building steadily since Nurmi\'s arrival in America
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Outcast like farflung rock on which he sitsMost greedily tears open his newspaper Wrapped castaway  apparent charityAnd gobbles hungrily down all the fish and chips
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NGO poverty alleviation workers and language teachers share a few things in common. Poverty alleviation is about teaching poor people how to make money. And language teaching is about “alleviating the poverty” of a foreign language
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January 5th 1968; Antonin Novotny, the Stalinist ruler of Czechoslovakia, is succeeded as first secretary by Alexander Dubcek, a Slovak who supports liberal reforms. In the first few months of his rule, Dubcek introduced a series of far-reachin
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January 4th 1986; Phil Lynott, the former lead singer of the rock band Thin Lizzy, died from heart failure and pneumonia after an 11-day fight for his life. The 36-year-old rock star had been admitted to Salisbury Hospital in Wiltshire with a s
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January 4th 1785; on this day, the older of the two Grimm brothers, Jacob, is
 Australia Burns: Fireworks, Bush Fires and DenialAustralia Burns: Fireworks, Bush Fires and Denial by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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The sky is oran
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Let me be a little radical here. Human beings, plants and animals pretty much have the same purpose in life: breeding children in the best possible conditions, and ensuring the best possible future for their seedlings. That
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3rd of January 1496, Leonardo da Vinci tried for the first time unsuccessfully unfortunately to fly with one of the flying machines that had become his passion for long time. So that makes a great chance to remember the unbelievable creations o
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January 3rd 1990; Panama\'s General Manuel Antonio Noriega, after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, surrenders to U.S. military troops to face charges of drug trafficking. Noriega was flown to Miami the following day
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I use a condescending, almost racist term for China, Japan and Korea and ASEAN nations. I call them the “yellow” papers; because of how much they love to sit down and gossip (it\'s basically all they do). The Arab world, Indians and
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January 2nd 1962. The Weavers, one of the most significant popular-music groups of
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Voorspoedige nuwe jaarKul \'am wa antum bikhair
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New Year’s resolutions are not a new tradition but obviously resolutions change with th
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Life SpansEvery day someone’s born,Everyday someone dies,All day long, emotions are alive,All day long, anything to survive,
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Right now the main lines of defense for Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been indicted on charges of fraud and bribery, have been as follows: they either say “he\'s corrupt but so is everyone else” or “he should be acquitted becaus
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The Ten Commandments on how to run a book publishing company. Or ten conditions to publish a book. 1- Clarity. Any book about to be published should be perfectly clear, and its contents should not leave the reader\'s head s
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 Berserk Alert! #094Berserk Alert! #094 by Tony Zuvela
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A Car Bomb in Baghdad winds originatingat the edge of a gravel road, he gripped a rib bone between the remai
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We have all experienced this in some form, first hand or second hand. My brother (or sister) comes live in my apartment as she is between jobs, or looking for a job, or fresh out of college. I give her a room and pocket money and feed her and t
 Stronger than fear Stronger than fear by Ovi Magazine Guest
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“But, Sir, this is America. I’m supposed to be able to get a Fair and Just Trial, just like our President Trumpty’s !”“And just what are you inferring ?”
 Christmas Revolutions: The Fall of Ceausescu Christmas Revolutions: The Fall of Ceausescu by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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One thing we Israelis should know is that the average Arab tends not to believe in friendship and any “friendship\" often involves financial variables.
 Berserk Alert! #149Berserk Alert! #149 by Tony Zuvela
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Dábírà,Your name has in it the duetof sublime harmony,captivating solos of serenemotions,of mel
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 A Finnish Merry ChristmasA Finnish Merry Christmas by Jan Sand
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The first question you want to ask is who are the tourist groups? For Algeria, the potential market is for the following tourists: -Second, third, fourth generation Muslim Algerians residing overseas (mostly in France and C
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Ripped, buzz,  Cracked, cut, snapped,
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Christmas in ParisI.When mother died, she got to think about her father,This man she never knew.All she knew was t
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10 ideas for the South Korean economy to get back in track.1- A greater diversity of businesses
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 Kyriakos Mitsotakis corruption destroys Greece, AGAIN! Kyriakos Mitsotakis corruption destroys Greece, AGAIN! by Thanos Kalamidas
Last July, Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected Prime Minister in a post-memorandums Greece, promising a new day for a nation that had gone through a financial hell and still hadn\'t finished with
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(for my mother, father, sister, and brother)       I haven’t fallen in love in eighthours. I wish I could fly out of thisroom to any place th
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A few notes on the USMCA agreement, in no particular order. -When NAFTA was signed in 1994, the US and Canada kind of knew that the trade balance would favor Mexico, but still went through with the deal, thinking that Mexic
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 Freedom Freedom by David Sparenberg
inspired by & freely adapted from a poem by the French poet Paul Eluard On every doorat every gatein every doorwayon all the windows, mirrors
 Human resources in South AsiaHuman resources in South Asia by Joseph Gatt
Countries covered here are Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Sweeping generalizations about human resources in those countries, in no particular order. -First thing that comes to mind i
 Second rate Greeks and the authoritarian MitsotakisSecond rate Greeks and the authoritarian Mitsotakis by Thanos Kalamidas
 The Boiling Frog Experiment and the Frog KingThe Boiling Frog Experiment and the Frog King by Leah Sellers
“Cheyenne, what are you up to, Baby ? You’ve been quiet for way too long ?” Cheyenne’s Mama asked lightly from the Living Room.“I’m Experimentin’ with my Frogs, Mama,” Cheyenne answered seriou
 Finding the back way inFinding the back way in by David Barger
An awkward moment arisesAs all eyes stare intentlyAt the man w
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A few notes on solving the unemployment crisis and how to use expats in the workforce in South Korea.-First off, big one. South Korea, Japan and China have this problem where they have ultra-liberal economic policies, low t
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Dear Ovi Magazine readers, staff, writers, passers-by, Dario Moreno resembles me in many ways. He was orphaned, Turkish, Jewish and something of a global citizen. And in a passionate love song he dedicated to Brigit
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Twirling sedately on its axis ,A bottle shape slowly revolves.Like molten gold all selfcontained A heightened burnished sheen thickly evolves.   
 The philosophy of speaking several languagesThe philosophy of speaking several languages by Joseph Gatt
What do people mean when they say they speak 6,7,8, 12 or 4 languages? Truth is it depends on the person. So here I\'ll discuss what different people mean when they say they speak several languages, and I\'ll offer tools to “measure
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 Suu Kyi - the Bama Supremacist Suu Kyi - the Bama Supremacist by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Our journey wanders in lost shadows,Seeking dreams of ancient hallows.  We move along without much qualm ,waiting our turn, standing in the dark. While a brand
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They feel and carry The weight of the world,I feel and carry the Weight of the world,
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You have two enemies on the stock market: stock brokers, and financial firms. Let me break it down for you. Stock brokers: Back in 2011-2014 I was attending several conferences and events around the world. I could detect th
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 Malaysia's Year of Dashed Hopes - Depressing and familiar tale of sleaze haunts Pakatan governmentMalaysia's Year of Dashed Hopes - Depressing and familiar tale of sleaze haunts Pakatan government by Murray Hunter
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I\'ve been invited to many internal business meetings in China, Japan and Korea. Conversation tends to revolve around quantitative data (how much money was made, how many customers came) and individual relationships (who came visit the company,
 Berserk Alert! #212Berserk Alert! #212 by Tony Zuvela
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 And now: Boris Vis BoJo And now: Boris Vis BoJo by Thanos Kalamidas
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(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)This is not a suicide note to remind the cruel worldabout me, about my name. The boy with the darkhair has already mov
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Q & A on the possible construction of a third temple in Jerusalem. Question: Why would we Jews build a third temple in Jerusalem in the coming years? Why would some Jews want to do that? Answer: Let me reass
 Senseless killing of Japanese doctor condemned Senseless killing of Japanese doctor condemned by Ovi Magazine Guest
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The faint scent of death pervadesLatter days.There ar
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I think of the decades Of people that
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There used to be this herd of horses, somewhere in Africa. That family of horses figured out that rather than run around and hunt for hay, they could eat leaves from neighboring trees. The trees, who did not want to have their leaves eaten, dec
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Strings of pearls on deep blue seas that do appear in daylight dreams, reveal wild islands basking in the sun, moving mysteries into forevermore.  Natu
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My lips Find joy In yours,
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Water threaded us together for a brief moment in time.In the swimming pool, at my uncle’s house. I thought it would always be like this. I loved you like a beautiful
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Dear brothers and sisters, Jewish, Arab Christian, Arab Sunni, Arab Shiite, Druze, Bedouin, Armenian, Baha\'i, Circassian, Samaritan, Jewish Israelis with no religious affiliation who refuse to identify as Jewish an
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After you might have killed me tooThen your child would ask this of you,How is it that he knew not his sin,What he did and that which you have seen?Why is it that you still pond
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I can feel The blue sky Rub between my fingers,And the taste of the yellow Sun on my lips.
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Go fishing somewhere else this is my territory. In her eyes (the paper tiger empress) I can see the origins of smoke and mirrors and they feed the skeletons, the bears, beasts, the monsters, the life drawings of monkeys of my imagination. Under
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tempest skyblood moondead earth below
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Sweeping generalizations about human resources in Canada and the US, Australia and New Zealand. -First one, perhaps big one. Unless stated otherwise, in Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand, any information you give pe
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In an UnReality-Reality Show in which America is Spinning within Spaceand all too long a Time………..“But, Sir, aren’t you at all worried about this American, Purple Heart a
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No stuffed bird in a museum displayCan convey the twitch and swirl that
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is a place that has nothingto do with us. A place wheredeer sleep and mammoth didbefore them. Hidden and heldin place by a secret grammar
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Isolation Is savagery,And loneliness Is despair.
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Sweeping generalizations about human resources in Latin America, in no particular order. -First thing that comes to mind is in most Latin American countries, save perhaps Bolivia and Paraguay, sexual harassment is a free ga
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I think of you often. I think of you standing in the kitchen baking, the aroma of a freshly-baked something, or you hiding behind your bangs, your horse-hair in a ponytail, or I think of you losing all conviction and hope, I think of your relea
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If you believe God wrote the Bible, you have all my respect, love and affection. But I could politely excuse you from reading this article. The movement according to which God wrote the Bible is so influential, that on my Go
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I will, Idle my needs for your warm felt touchAnd remove the spell that spins your gold,What could I have done To make your heart seem so cold? How will
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For all my young friendsA ghostly ship cast in the SeaAnd the Memory of this Golden TuskerIs stirred; as evinced by that widening eye starklyLike echoes f
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Given my previous articles, I think you now understand the gist of the difference between militarized talk, rapport talk and report talk. So in this article, I will give a few examples and very brief descriptions of convers
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O heavenly sky,Let me bathe in The magnificence Of your aqua-blue,
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As I said in the previous article, there are basically four types of communication. First is militarized talk or “order talk” where people communicate mostly to give orders. Second is rapport talk where people talk mostly to define
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And when I am gone,Remember how I wished you tell this to your sonThat he should read not my linesAs the blasphemers study the stars for signs,Nor count this te
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Professor Deborah Tannen identifies two ways of communication: what she calls “rapport talk” (conversation which emphasizes the relationship between two people) and “report talk” (conversation that involves reporting the
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Words first arrived on cave walls in France and Spain,Shaped as animals, aurochs and deer.Symbolic prey, sorceries of hunt. It is presumedThose dark halls echoed speech to res
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The sky is behind dark clouds,  And the moon  
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What say you inside the Milky Way,Where stars are stirred into foray,A spiral swirl into a dark exhaust,A memory saved in lost remorse.
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Tips on what to do and what not to do, to be happy. In no particular order. -Unhappy people want to cut corners. If they want something, they try to get it without making the necessary effort. -Happy people know
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Point is we need precise wording. There are several hypotheses as to how we evolved to become human beings. Mine would be one where some fish-like species evolved to some kind of frog-like species that evolved adapted to living on land. That fr
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Straight upright in position lotus, all those points about he industrially co-relates.Within he direct vanishes, swift enters the Self, the rising energies exacerbate.D
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They fell into The sea like angels,Floating like leavesSoftly on the breeze.Wings clipped,Fluttering, fluttering,Falling.
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The point, in mathematics, is an indication of a place,A thing of no dimension, no extension, merely a mentionThat it is here we must pay attention.This dot of spot must gain
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The mirror of the soulHundreds of shadows walk.
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A silver pebbled beachAll of a hundred miles......A thousand paces chain continuously strongSilent all the while !Placements sure and steadyOr could
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Can you peer through those eyes? The radiance must be blinding.As I gaze into them I\'ve come to understandwhat the ancients m
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To me, there are three phases in negotiation which are: pre-negotiation, negotiation and post-negotiation. So here are tips for negotiation. Pre-negotiation: If a football (or soccer) team has big egos that don\'t get along
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