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 The Bogeyman of Fuel ScarcityThe Bogeyman of Fuel Scarcity by Kola King
 SpidersSpiders by Bohdan Yuri
Spiders on the crawl send shivers to us all. but spiders on a web hold our single thoughts
 Three facts about sudden Cardiac Arrest could help save a lifeThree facts about sudden Cardiac Arrest could help save a life by Ovi Magazine Guest
Three facts about sudden Cardiac Arrest could help save a life Three key things to remember:1. SCA is not a heart attack: SCA is an \"e
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 Tang & Ram #39Tang & Ram #39 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Forrest GumpForrest Gump by The Ovi Team
July 6th 1994. On this day in 1994, the movie 
 Convenient Omissions: The Ukraine-EU Candidacy ShowConvenient Omissions: The Ukraine-EU Candidacy Show by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Blake UpdateBlake Update by Jan Sand
Tiger, tiger, burning brightLiked a striped electric light,What cosmic electricianSwitched you into your ignition? Who computed all your chips,
 Ghostin' #39Ghostin' #39 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 First cloningFirst cloning by The Ovi Team
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
 That's All Right That's All Right by The Ovi Team
 Malaysia's personality driven foreign policy - Pragmatic and reactionary, rather than grounded on a Malaysian view of the world Malaysia's personality driven foreign policy - Pragmatic and reactionary, rather than grounded on a Malaysian view of the world by Murray Hunter
 HAPPY B-DAY USAHAPPY B-DAY USA by David Sparenberg
I love my children.I love my grandchildren.And have deep concernfor the youth of the Earth.Who and what do you love?What we value
 Giuseppe Garibaldi  4 July 1807 -2 June 1882: Godfather of Transnational Democratic PoliticsGiuseppe Garibaldi 4 July 1807 -2 June 1882: Godfather of Transnational Democratic Politics by Rene Wadlow
 Mika Toxica #29Mika Toxica #29 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 American independenceAmerican independence by The Ovi Team
July 4, 1776; U.S. declares independence. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. The decl
 RESISTING END-TIMERESISTING END-TIME by David Sparenberg
 The morning sun in the gardenThe morning sun in the garden by Abigail George
‘You have a sadness about you.’Somebody said that to me onceWhen I was young and brave.‘And sadness in one as young asYou is fri
 A First Responder's Kidney Health JourneyA First Responder's Kidney Health Journey by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Insert Brain Here 2.0 #014Insert Brain Here 2.0 #014 by Paul Woods
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 James Douglas MorrisonJames Douglas Morrison by The Ovi Team
 Ma-Siri & Alexa #35Ma-Siri & Alexa #35 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Hermann Hesse: Revolt and EnlightenmentHermann Hesse: Revolt and Enlightenment by Rene Wadlow
 Nature's Symphony Nature's Symphony by Nikos Laios
I sat on my balcony Painting a new artwork, And the sky was glowing With a soft diffusing orange,And the light fell on the landscape
 Screws & Chips #35Screws & Chips #35 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Mutiny on the Amistad Mutiny on the Amistad by The Ovi Team
July 2nd 1839. Early in the morning, Africans on the Cu
 Fete de la musique 2022Fete de la musique 2022 by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel
The ambience at Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Francaise (AF), Chennai was just so right that evening.  It was pouring outside, so the fog and specified haze on stage helped me merge with the outdoor mood as well. With a cup of hot
 Have You Seen My Integrity?Have You Seen My Integrity? by George Cassidy Payne
It was wearing a crimsonfedora and a gun metal blackv neck t-shirt
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for July 2022Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for July 2022 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - This is a month of increased confidence and initiative for you. Others are following your lead now. It’s an excellent month in which to present your ideas, state your case
 Sceptic feathers #39Sceptic feathers #39 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Canadian Independence DayCanadian Independence Day by The Ovi Team
July 1st 1867. The autonomous Dominion of Canada, a confed
 Isabela Peron presidentIsabela Peron president by The Ovi Team
July 1st 1974. With Argentine President Juan Peron on his deathbed, Isabela M
 A Nation Gripped By ObimaniaA Nation Gripped By Obimania by Kola King
A Nation Gripped By Obimania Obi harps on the ethos of hardwork and productity as the surefire prescription for economic revival
 Alexandra David-Neel (V2)Alexandra David-Neel (V2) by Michael Lee Johnson
She edits her life from a room made darkagainst a desert dropping s
 Worming #39Worming #39 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Gone with the WindGone with the Wind by The Ovi Team
 Mikhail BaryshnikovMikhail Baryshnikov by The Ovi Team
June 30th 1974; Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected in Toronto, Canada. Mikhail began his bal
 Antoine de Saint Exupery: Solitude and SolidarityAntoine de Saint Exupery: Solitude and Solidarity by Rene Wadlow
Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944), whose birth anniversary
 If ThenIf Then by Jan Sand
This or that can be something of a smearWhen definitions are not clear.Midnight may erase a day, but time does not pause,Nor the previous disappear.I am not jus
 Stores in Paris offer free drinking water - city produces less plastic wasteStores in Paris offer free drinking water - city produces less plastic waste by Ovi Magazine Guest
Stores in Paris offer free drinking water – city produces less plastic waste By Romana Greiner Tons of plastic drinking
 A fistful of cactus #29A fistful of cactus #29 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus
 Isabel Martinez de PeronIsabel Martinez de Peron by The Ovi Team
June 29th 1974; Maria Estela Isabel Martinez de Peron has been sworn in as inte
 Antoine de Saint-ExuperyAntoine de Saint-Exupery by The Ovi Team
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
 Marilyn Monroe marries Arthur MillerMarilyn Monroe marries Arthur Miller by The Ovi Team
June 29th 1956; Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller were married. They were divorced on January 20, 1961.
 Online media will be the major battleground for GE15Online media will be the major battleground for GE15 by Murray Hunter
Online media will be the major battleground for GE15 Making sense of Malaysia’s online media portals
 My grey shadowMy grey shadow by Bohdan Yuri
Next to me is my grey shadowthe one that falls into a shadeand holds a candle when it rains.its borrowed soul is from my ownbut I never told it what to perform.instead it hide
 Edward Hallett Carr: Policy Recommendations for a World of ChangeEdward Hallett Carr: Policy Recommendations for a World of Change by Rene Wadlow
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
 Insert Brain Here 2.0 #013Insert Brain Here 2.0 #013 by Paul Woods
  Follow Paul Wood\'s work at Instagram: insertbrainherecom
 West End BluesWest End Blues by The Ovi Team
On June 28, 1928, a 26-year-old Louis Armstrong walked into a Chicago recordi
 Stonewall RiotStonewall Riot by The Ovi Team
June 28th 1969; just after 3 a.m., a police raid of the Stonewall Inn - a gay club located on New York City\'s Christopher Street - turns violent as patrons and local sympathizers begin rioting against the police. Although the police were legal
 Fika bonding! #36Fika bonding! #36 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
 The Brutality of "Bulldozer Justice" in IndiaThe Brutality of "Bulldozer Justice" in India by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It looks all too eerily similar as a method: the expulsion of individuals from their home, the demolition of said home and the punishing of entire families.  All excused b
 Once again turned back Once again turned back by Amir Khatib
Once again turned back  (On long paths, looking back is a source of reassurance and safety) Once again my eyes go to that place; To a square mark the side
 "Work will pay again": EU directive for adequate minimum wage"Work will pay again": EU directive for adequate minimum wage by Ovi Magazine Guest
“Work will pay again”: EU directive for adequate minimum wage By Ingo Geiger The EU Parliament agrees on the
 Ephemera #62Ephemera #62 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Alice McDermottAlice McDermott by The Ovi Team
 Ebola VirusEbola Virus by The Ovi Team
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.
 Soviets blockade West BerlinSoviets blockade West Berlin by The Ovi Team
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
 26 June: International Day Against Torture.26 June: International Day Against Torture. by Rene Wadlow
Torture has a bad name among the police and security agencies of most countries. Thus torture is usually called by other names.  Even violent husbands do not admit to torturing their wives. 
 Desert WindDesert Wind by Nikos Laios
I walked on alongA desert highway That cut through Red sand and rolling Dunes that stretchedAs far as the eyes could see,
 4 Reasons to drink more water4 Reasons to drink more water by Ovi Magazine Guest
4 Reasons to Drink More H2O We all know water is good for us and that we should probably drink more of it. So why, then, do Americans find it so diff
 Always something; the family edition #36Always something; the family edition #36 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always something; the family edition,
 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingInternational Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by The Ovi Team
The 26th of June International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was established by the United Nations in 1987. In its 2006 edition, the UNODC launched an anti-drugs campaign entitled \"Do drugs control your life? Your life. Your c
 International Day in Support of Victims of TortureInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture by The Ovi Team
\"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
 Pearl BuckPearl Buck by The Ovi Team
 Chaplin's, 'The Gold Rush'Chaplin's, 'The Gold Rush' by The Ovi Team
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
 Francisco Pizarro assassinatedFrancisco Pizarro assassinated by The Ovi Team
June 26th 1541; Francisco Pizarro, the governor of Peru and conqueror o
 26 June: International Day Against Torture26 June: International Day Against Torture by Rene Wadlow
 Volcano LoversVolcano Lovers by Abigail George
 Desert In BloomDesert In Bloom by Virginia Maria Romero
He walks through the desertgrabbing handfuls of silken petalsheavy with morning dewnot thinking of the thorns    piercing his calloused f
 AntySaurus Prick #039AntySaurus Prick #039 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
 The Korean WarThe Korean War by The Ovi Team
June 25th 1950. Armed forces from communist North Korea smash
 King of Pop dies at age 50King of Pop dies at age 50 by The Ovi Team
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
 Growing discontent across Malay society - This could be UMNO's gravest challengeGrowing discontent across Malay society - This could be UMNO's gravest challenge by Murray Hunter
The Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar’s declaration during the opening of The Johor State Parliament, declared Johor may choose to secede from Malaysia if the federal government fails to fulfil its rights a
 InterrogativesInterrogatives by Neil Leadbeater
Those days we could use interrogatives like Did I tell you about the heatwave in July? and get a Yes /No answer without alarming the young about global war
 Norman Cousins: A Pioneer of Track II DiplomacyNorman Cousins: A Pioneer of Track II Diplomacy by Rene Wadlow
\"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
 Ephemera #61Ephemera #61 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Sally RideSally Ride by The Ovi Team
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
 Putin's Ukraine War: Who Committed the Greatest Sin of All?Putin's Ukraine War: Who Committed the Greatest Sin of All? by Bohdan Yuri
When the Ukraine War is finally frozen into a sporadic shelling across demarcation lines, a r
 I Don't SupposeI Don't Suppose by Jan Sand
I don’t suppose it’s popular to sayThat soon this planet won’tHave any place to stay where weCan avoid the heat or not drownOr have a
 Water as a human right - How Slovenia protects its drinking waterWater as a human right - How Slovenia protects its drinking water by Ovi Magazine Guest
Water as a human right – How Slovenia protects its drinking water By Johanna Pauls 2.2 billion people in the world have
 Tang & Ram #38Tang & Ram #38 by Thanos Kalamidas
for more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 United Nations Public Service DayUnited Nations Public Service Day by The Ovi Team
The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/277, designated 23 June as Public Servic
 Columbo's Peter FalkColumbo's Peter Falk by The Ovi Team
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
 Type-WriterType-Writer by The Ovi Team
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
 The Antarctic Treaty SystemThe Antarctic Treaty System by The Ovi Team
23rd June 1961; The Antarctic Treaty System comes into force to regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica, \"all land and ice shelves south of 60°S latitude parallel\". Antarctica is the Earth\'s only continent without a
 Moneybags and Godfathers in PoliticsMoneybags and Godfathers in Politics by Kola King
The political season is here and on overdrive. The past several weeks have been suffused with a surfeit of politics and the shenanigans of politicians as the political parties organized their conventions to elect their fl
 The Wild Boy of AveyronThe Wild Boy of Aveyron by George Cassidy Payne
Before we learned to solve each other\'s traps,you reminded me of that poor wolf child, urged on by hunger, digging for roots and bulbs in the fields,      
 H. Rider Haggard: An Africa of his imaginationH. Rider Haggard: An Africa of his imagination by Rene Wadlow
 Ghostin' #38Ghostin' #38 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\'
 SkylabSkylab by The Ovi Team
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
 Anne MorrowAnne Morrow by The Ovi Team
 World music dayWorld music day by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel
Inspite of knowing that world music day is celebrated on June 21 since 1982 I happened to think over it for the first time today.  One of my favourite childhood memorie
 The SurferThe Surfer by Nikos Laios
It\'s cold and the wind Is howling along the coast, The smell of the ocean Hangs in the airAnd the sound of Rustling eucalyptus t
 A Day of Balance and HarmonyA Day of Balance and Harmony by Rene Wadlow
 Mika Toxica #28Mika Toxica #28 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Mika Toxica, HERE!
 World Music DayWorld Music Day by The Ovi Team
The World Music Days are more than just a festival. They also are a meeting plac
 Civil rights workers disappearCivil rights workers disappear by The Ovi Team
June 21st 1964. In Neshoba County in central
 World Refugee DayWorld Refugee Day by Rene Wadlow
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
 Forgiven sinsForgiven sins by Amir Khatib
I reveal to you a great secret;When I took you to the garden,It wasn\'t my intention to harvest the wet as I promised you,The nightingales and wasps have preceded me,But to eat
 Mistakes candidate Obi must never makeMistakes candidate Obi must never make by Ovi Magazine Guest
Mistakes candidate Obi must never make By Tunde Akande Peter Gregory Obi is taking the political terrain in Nigeria by
 Ma-Siri & Alexa #34Ma-Siri & Alexa #34 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa HERE!
 World Refugee DayWorld Refugee Day by The Ovi Team
 JawsJaws by The Ovi Team
 Queen VictoriaQueen Victoria by The Ovi Team
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
 World Refugee DayWorld Refugee Day by The Ovi Team
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
 Predictable Monstrosities: Priti Patel Approves Assange's ExtraditionPredictable Monstrosities: Priti Patel Approves Assange's Extradition by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The only shock about the UK Home Secretary’s decision regarding Julian Assange was that it did not come sooner.  In April, Chief Magistrate Senior District Judge Pau
 The Seeds Of DeathThe Seeds Of Death by Jan Sand
The seeds of death are intimate to the birth of lifeTo strike away the false and clumsy, shearTo oblivion the inexact.Their pact with the unexpected shreds failure to conform
 The Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Greater Awareness Building NeededThe Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Greater Awareness Building Needed by Rene Wadlow
The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 19 June of each year to be the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related
 Screws & Chips #34Screws & Chips #34 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Screws & Chips, HERE
 The Civil Rights ActThe Civil Rights Act by The Ovi Team
June 19th 1964; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the
 World Sickle Cell DayWorld Sickle Cell Day by The Ovi Team
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
 Watching from the other side of the Atlantic Watching from the other side of the Atlantic by Thanos Kalamidas
Watching things happening and unveiling this last decade in USA, socially and politically, and from the other side of the Atlantic, I often get a weird and perilous -definitely unsettl
 Like ZenLike Zen by Michael Lee Johnson
You are morningwhen the artist comesyoung oriental with your
 Berserk Alert! #213Berserk Alert! #213 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
 Napoleon defeated at WaterlooNapoleon defeated at Waterloo by The Ovi Team
June 18th 1815; At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an e
 Gail GodwinGail Godwin by The Ovi Team
 Sceptic feathers #38Sceptic feathers #38 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
 The rise of the toolThe rise of the tool by Jan Sand
 GreenhouseGreenhouse by Osy Mizpah Unuevho
I believe this. I sing yes to the flower beforethe earth unclenches what is in her fist— a crib to lie down in / a book of women & men passing down to a generation
 One Man's Quest to Treat Chronic Bronchitis, a Type of COPDOne Man's Quest to Treat Chronic Bronchitis, a Type of COPD by Ovi Magazine Guest
One Man’s Quest to Treat Chronic Bronchitis, a Type of COPD Over a number of years, 65-year
 Ephemera #60Ephemera #60 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Charles 'Lucky' LucianoCharles 'Lucky' Luciano by The Ovi Team
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
 The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York CityThe Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City by The Ovi Team
June 17th 1885; the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere. This beau
 World Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought by The Ovi Team
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
 Fighting the First UK-Rwandan Refugee FlightFighting the First UK-Rwandan Refugee Flight by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
June 10 bore witness to a valiant effort on the part of refugee groups and a trade union to stop what promises to be the first journey of many as part of the UK-Rwanda plan. 
 Sorrows Sorrows by Nikos Laios
I became an eagle,And I carried bundles Of sorrows on my wings,And I soared into the skyAnd I jettisoned my sorrowsAnd they fell into the sea, They
 Some implications of Tinubu's nomination victorySome implications of Tinubu's nomination victory by Ovi Magazine Guest
Some implications of Tinubu’s nomination victory The two nominations by the APC and PDP marked a triumph of corruption in NigeriaBy Tunde Akan
 Worming #38Worming #38 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 Like A Rolling StoneLike A Rolling Stone by The Ovi Team
 1976 Soweto protest 1976 Soweto protest by The Ovi Team
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
 Takeaways and Giveaways from APC Presidential PrimariesTakeaways and Giveaways from APC Presidential Primaries by Kola King
The presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) have come and gone. The Federal Capital Territory was agog and in a festive mood for almost three days as the ruling party organized its special convention i
 AmyAmy by George Cassidy Payne
I honor youYour fiercenessand devotionTo family and friends Your calling to be a teacherand your love of nature Of God\
 A fistful of cactus #28A fistful of cactus #28 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus
 Magna CartaMagna Carta by The Ovi Team
 Computing-Tabulating-Recording CoComputing-Tabulating-Recording Co by The Ovi Team
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
 Singapore as a quasi-one-party stateSingapore as a quasi-one-party state by Murray Hunter
Singapore as a quasi-one-party state Expect more of the same with Lawrence Wong
 Preface to sailPreface to sail by Bohdan Yuri
Preface to sail   kiss me, gentle mist on fog’s g
 Fika bonding! #35Fika bonding! #35 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
 Every blood donor is a heroEvery blood donor is a hero by The Ovi Team
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
 Burl IvesBurl Ives by The Ovi Team
 Zebra CrossingsZebra Crossings by The Ovi Team
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.
 Univac IUnivac I by The Ovi Team
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
 The blue journeyThe blue journey by Abigail George
 At dawnAt dawn by Amir Khatib
at dawn, When the top of the mountain shines Like a legendary sapphire crown, And the night has filled my heart with lusts, I have a
 William Butler Yeats: A Road to the Higher SelfWilliam Butler Yeats: A Road to the Higher Self by Rene Wadlow
 Always something; the family edition #35Always something; the family edition #35 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always something; the family edition,
 Miranda RightsMiranda Rights by The Ovi Team
13th June 1966; Chief Justice Earl Warren delivers The Supreme Court landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, \"that criminal suspects must be informed of their right to consult with an attorney and of their right against self-incrimination prior
 Yeltsin wins first Russian electionsYeltsin wins first Russian elections by The Ovi Team
June 13th 1991; Yeltsin wins first Russian elections. Boris Yeltsin is celebrating victory as Russia\'s first popularly-elected president. The 60-year-old reformer and leader of the group Democratic Russia has inflicted a heavy defeat on the Co
 Let My Children Go: World Efforts to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child LabourLet My Children Go: World Efforts to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour by Rene Wadlow
 Gods & Savage BeastsGods & Savage Beasts by Nikos Laios
Swimming,Plunging into the deep,Through sea-swells,Coral reefs and Salty fingers,Plunging down Into the crystal blue Soul of
 Dear Times and Costly Cricket: Australia's Sri Lankan TourDear Times and Costly Cricket: Australia's Sri Lankan Tour by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
For a country experiencing its worst economic crisis since gaining independence in 1948, the picture of a touring team pampered and fussed over might cause consternation. 
 AntySaurus Prick #038AntySaurus Prick #038 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
 World Day Against Child LabourWorld Day Against Child Labour by The Ovi Team
Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the wo
 Al Capone indicted for violating U.S. Prohibition laws Al Capone indicted for violating U.S. Prohibition laws by The Ovi Team
June 12th 1931; Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen were indicted for violating U.S. Prohibition laws. In May 1929, following his arrest in Philadelphia on a concealed weapons charge, Capone was sentenced to a year in prison. With Capone behind ba
 Let's end child labour!Let's end child labour! by The Ovi Team
 CIRCLES of TRANSFORMATIVE ARTCIRCLES of TRANSFORMATIVE ART by David Sparenberg
A creative act is a two-part (and two directional) process.
 Quantum #1Quantum #1 by Virginia Maria Romero
Quantum #1 Searching for something        I found nothing was everything…  
 Ephemera #59Ephemera #59 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Le Mans disaster Le Mans disaster by The Ovi Team
June 11th 1955; seventy-seven people have been killed and 77 others injured when two cars collided on the ra
 John WayneJohn Wayne by The Ovi Team
 Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a corruption tragedy by choiceKyriakos Mitsotakis, a corruption tragedy by choice by Thanos Kalamidas
It feels like there is a curse laid upon Greece; every time this historic democracy takes a breathe of hope something new comes to destroy all and remind us how fragile democracy can b
 Internal RevelationsInternal Revelations by Jan Sand
To re calibrate the innate,Make it relate to the stateWherein it becomes effected,Requires the enterpriseThat this inspires to energize
 Berserk Alert! #214Berserk Alert! #214 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
 First Salem witch hangingFirst Salem witch hanging by The Ovi Team
 Saul BellowSaul Bellow by The Ovi Team
June 10th 1915 born Canadian-born American writer Nobelist Saul Bellow. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to have won the
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April 4th; On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly decl
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March 27th, on this day in 1973, the actor Marlon Brando declines the Acad
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“Hey, Maybelle ? Are you fussin’ around in the Chicken Coop, Hon ?” Sam asked as ducked to enter the large Chicken House he’d built for Maybelle when they had moved out to the Country years ago. 
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Thank God I don\'t have cancer or any other terminal illness. And may God grant me a healthy life into ripe old age. But the last couple of years I know what it\'s like to live with a terminal disease. We all do. You let go
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Let\'s put it this way. “Normal” people, that is people with no signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, tend to be easygoing, transparent, clear, and tend to give you a good time. Those “normal” people tend to have had
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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
 COVID and collective PTSDCOVID and collective PTSD by Joseph Gatt
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition where, when in times of war, people don\'t cooperate like they should; you\'re left on your own. Fighting all by yourself and facing a probable death over a long period of time leads to anxiety diso
 New Years ResolutionNew Years Resolution by Jan Sand
The sensible, these days, has becomeIncomprehensible.The weather, whether one agreesTo pleaseThe experts, on the matter
 Ephemera #34Ephemera #34 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 A refusal to a loyalty oathA refusal to a loyalty oath by The Ovi Team
January 2nd 1962. The Weavers, one of the most significant popular-music groups of
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New Year traditions demand to start an editorial with an account of the year past and continue with wishes and wishful prediction for the year that just started. But both, the account of the year before and the wishing-list
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Nigeria: A Look Back at 2021The year turned out an annus horribilis By all accounts, 2021 has turned out to be an annus horri
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You can be presented with a new opportunity to advance further in your career, achieve a goal, are in the spotlight for something you’ve done, and feel good about the dire
 Worming #25Worming #25 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 Saying Happy New Year Saying Happy New Year by The Ovi Team
Voorspoedige nuwe jaarKul \'am wa antum bikhair
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Malaysia’s Floods Expose Catastrophic Policy Failure Poor planning, slow response, lack of empathy The warning last July
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I’m relaxing In my old boyhood Bedroom waiting for New Year’s Eve,The bottle of Jim Beam is ready,
 Past century revisitedPast century revisited by Ovi Magazine Guest
Past century revisited By Dr J Scott Younger OBE It is 100 years since we were supposedly getting over the war to end all wars
 A fistful of cactus 21#14A fistful of cactus 21#14 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
 New Year's EveNew Year's Eve by The Ovi Team
New Year eve and every different nation have its unique traditions that often have survived through time, invaders and changes. So here some of them from different places around the world. France: Jour Des Étrennes. Th
 It is New Year's EveIt is New Year's Eve by The Ovi Team
The most commonly sung song for English-speakers on New Year\'s Eve, \"Auld Lang Syne\" is an old Scottish song that was first published by the poet Robert Burns in the 1796 edition of the book, Scots Musical Museum. Burns transcribed it (and m
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There is a good deal of astronomical activity these days to search for life beyond what we know on this planet . At this time there is no positive evidence of extra-terrestrial life apparent. One of the fundamental difficult
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Sensibilities All On, In A Sense!Invoke broad truths, show!Ultimately orthodox.Sense all the rainbow.
 Fika bonding! 21#23Fika bonding! 21#23 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
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Banditry, Kidnapping, Terrorism:Triple Security Challenge Fears over growing terror network On the assumption of power in May
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I’m old Indian chief storyplastered on white scattered sheets,Caucasian paper blowing in yesterday’s winds. 
 The importance of fruits in Indian cookingThe importance of fruits in Indian cooking by Ovi Magazine Guest
The importance of fruits in Indian cookingBy Ram Gupta Where would any tropical country be without its fruits? Besides, India
 Always something; the family edition 21#23Always something; the family edition 21#23 by Thanos Kalamidas
for more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
 Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManPortrait of the Artist as a Young Man by The Ovi Team
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Sarawak State Election: The GPS landslide is more than just an election victory Sarawak now much more powerful within the Malaysian federation
 I try to focusI try to focus by Amir Khatib
From old letters.  The country mail did not arrive! I try to remember, when was the last time, I do not remember;  But he did not arrive long ago. I t
 AntySaurus Prick 21#25AntySaurus Prick 21#25 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
 The Gulag Archipelago publishedThe Gulag Archipelago published by The Ovi Team
December 28th 1983; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn\'s \"literary investigation\" of the police-state system in the Soviet Union, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956, is published in the original Russian in Paris. The book was the first of the three-volume
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With Julian Assange now fighting the next stage of efforts to extradite him to the United States to face 18 charges, 17 of which are based on the brutal, archaic Espionage Act, some Australian politicians have found their vo
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Pipe DreamsLight a pipedream a lifeA pipe dreamsSo it seems…  
 Ephemera 21#33Ephemera 21#33 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Peter PanPeter Pan by The Ovi Team
 LovedLoved by Abigail George
 Christmas in ParisChristmas in Paris by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
Christmas in ParisI.When mother died, she got to think about her father,This man she never knew.All she knew was t
 Tang & Ram 21#24Tang & Ram 21#24 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 Boxing DayBoxing Day by The Ovi Team
Boxing Day is a public holiday occurring on the 26th of December. The exact etymology of the term \"boxing\" is unclear and there are several competing theories, none of which is definitive. The tradition has long included giving money and othe
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It’s this time of the year again, isn’t it? Peace on earth, health, prosperity, love… season
 A Finnish Merry ChristmasA Finnish Merry Christmas by Jan Sand
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR CHRISTMAS RABBIT A NEW ERA
 Reflections on the Meaning of Christmas by Lewis, Bonhoeffer and Chesterton: a Spiritual GiftReflections on the Meaning of Christmas by Lewis, Bonhoeffer and Chesterton: a Spiritual Gift by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 No room at the innNo room at the inn by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
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Carols composed centuries ago, connected not only with Christmas but with our childhood. Two of the most popular and most translated Christmas carols are “O Christmas Tree” and naturally the “Silent Night.” So Ovi team j
 Ghostin' 21#24 - Happy Holidays! Ghostin' 21#24 - Happy Holidays! by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\' HERE!
 Let's grow our Christmas treesLet's grow our Christmas trees by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel
Come Christmas and everyone has a bit of a tree decorating tradition in our homes, inside or in our gardens. Real the tree more the merry making the tree glow like a bride. One look at the tree and our hearts swell with gratitude for life and p
 T'was the Flight before ChristmasT'was the Flight before Christmas by Jan Sand
I ride the wind at Christmas timeAcross a black and wintry seaStrapped to a chairHigh in the airDeep in the dark, no Moon to see.Before I am allowed this tripOffic
 Christmas Traditions in GreeceChristmas Traditions in Greece by The Ovi Team
St. Nicholas is important in Greece as the patron saint of sailors. According to Greek tradition, his clothes are drenched with brine, his beard drips with seawater, and his face is covered with perspiration because he has been working hard aga
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For more Mika Toxica, HERE!
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It\'s Christmas and most will have people art home including a lot of kids. So here some games for the Christmas party. Stocking Stouffer SurpriseThis is an easy game to adapt for any age. The preparations are s
 Covid Testing Rackets and Flying AgainCovid Testing Rackets and Flying Again by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The young boy of seven or so was kissing a toy doll affixed with an alarmed face. The doll, no doubt of full Chinese make, was fully tarted up, lips glossy, eyes wide, a blonde with curls. “Stop making out with her,
 The messageThe message by Bohdan Yuri
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We must stop supporting illegal Israeli settlementsBy Veronika Honkasalo, Left Alliance Member of the Finnish Parliament, Veronika Honkasalo (Left Alliance, Finland),
 Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#20Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#20 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE!
 Chuck Berry arrestedChuck Berry arrested by The Ovi Team
 Widening The Great Reset Dialogue - Diversifying strategy options Widening The Great Reset Dialogue - Diversifying strategy options by Murray Hunter
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Journalists and Brown EnvelopesConscience tortured by brown envelope A news event that positioned journalists under the spotli
 Bird! Plane!Bird! Plane! by Patrick McWade
For more \'For the Moment\' HERE!
 Fifth SymphonyFifth Symphony by The Ovi Team
 Screws & Chips 21#20Screws & Chips 21#20 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Screws & Chips, HERE!
 Ukraine-Donbas-Russia: Can the Normandy Format Be Reactivated?Ukraine-Donbas-Russia: Can the Normandy Format Be Reactivated? by Rene Wadlow
There has been of late a good deal of sabre-rattling along the Russian-Ukrainian frontier.  There has been talk of war if the Russian troops were to invade Ukraine or to reinforce the sep
 Rustic Kingdom Rustic Kingdom by Nikos Laios
The cedars crackedAnd splintered;Falling into the Grassy plains.
 Sceptic feathers 21#24Sceptic feathers 21#24 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more
 Margret ReyMargret Rey by The Ovi Team
 Flight 103 explodes over ScotlandFlight 103 explodes over Scotland by The Ovi Team
December 21st 1988; Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, as well as 11 Lockerbie residents on the ground. A bomb hidden inside an audio cas
 A constellation of Seventeen stars A constellation of Seventeen stars by Thanos Kalamidas
Seventeen is a difficult age; awkward. It’s the time most seventeen year-olds ask what’s next
 What I was like when I was 17What I was like when I was 17 by Joseph Gatt
Happy birthday Ovi Magazine ! So here are 17 things about me when I was 17.
 So you're turning 17So you're turning 17 by Theodore K. Nasos
So you\'re turning 17,What can I say,You look pretty good,Even with a touch of dismay. Your eyes are still shining,
 Fika bonding! 21#22 - Happy 71st BirthdayFika bonding! 21#22 - Happy 71st Birthday by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
 International Human Solidarity DayInternational Human Solidarity Day by The Ovi Team
December 20th. The General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, by resolution 60/209 identified solidarity as one
 The Wrong WorldThe Wrong World by Jan Sand
There is an old story of a scientist who invented a machine to transfer consciousness. When his apparatus was complete he had no convenient subject but spotted a centipede on the floor and scooped it up and dropped it into the receiver section.
 A prayer for the dementia of the fleshA prayer for the dementia of the flesh by Abigail George
(For the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)    ‘The flame in the snow’, in the field,    In the wild ‘song of songs’ wilderness of
 BrinkmanshipBrinkmanship by Ovi Magazine Guest
BrinkmanshipBy Ian C Smith We lived on our wits and savings then, a working holiday, her keener on working than ho
 Ephemera 21#32Ephemera 21#32 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 United Nations Day for South-South CooperationUnited Nations Day for South-South Cooperation by The Ovi Team
December 19th. South-South cooperation, as an important element of international cooperation for development, offers viable opportunities for developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their individual and collective pur
 Hong Kong to ChinaHong Kong to China by The Ovi Team
December 19th 1984; In the Hall of the People in Beijing, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang sign an agreement committing Britain to return Hong Kong to China in 1997 in return for terms guaranteeing a 50-y
 The other Thai protests - Community resistance to the proposed Chana Industrial EstateThe other Thai protests - Community resistance to the proposed Chana Industrial Estate by Murray Hunter
Thirty-seven elderly Thai villagers from Chana in Songkhla province, on 6th December were arrested in front of government house Bangkok for peacefully protesting against the proposed development of the Chana industrial estat
 It's All TechniqueIt's All Technique by Saloni Kaul
It’s All TechniqueDreams flower, reach fruition.Heights arrived, things ease.Poem\'s prime tension-release!
 COVID-19 Job Losses Put Women's Financial Security At RiskCOVID-19 Job Losses Put Women's Financial Security At Risk by Ovi Magazine Guest
The daunting number of jobs lost by women during the coronavirus pandemic is only the beginning of the story.Yes, it’s widely recognized that women have taken the brunt of the nation
 Worming 21_24Worming 21_24 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 International Migrants DayInternational Migrants Day by The Ovi Team
December 18th. On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopte
 Jailing Former Immigration Ministers: Denmark's Inger StojbergJailing Former Immigration Ministers: Denmark's Inger Stojberg by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It’s not the sort of thing you encounter regularly. A member of a government cabinet, responsible for arguably one of the country’s most important portfolios, found both wanting and culpable for their actions aft
 It was the LaughterIt was the Laughter by Dr. Lawrence Nannery
It was the LaughterILaughingest man! – it wasn’t an act, it was desperation.It was larger than yourself, little man.They all sai
 A fistful of cactus 21#13A fistful of cactus 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
 The first flyThe first fly by The Ovi Team
 The 'Other' Victims of the Liberation War of BangladeshThe 'Other' Victims of the Liberation War of Bangladesh by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Bijoy Dibosh or the Victory Day is celebrated as a national holi
 The WallThe Wall by George Cassidy Payne
The Wall(For Roger Waters) I loved you, the way jewels are left unclaimed on the ocean floor. I loved you forevermore, and I knew
 Punishing the Unvaccinated: Europe's COVID-19 Health ExperimentPunishing the Unvaccinated: Europe's COVID-19 Health Experiment by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Forget any notions of juicy carrots; the stick approach of savage punishment is in vogue with the Greek government in pushing vaccination rates. It is far from the only one. Across a number of countries in Europe, government
 Fika bonding! 21#21Fika bonding! 21#21 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
 Jane AustenJane Austen by The Ovi Team
December 16th, English novelist Jane Austen is born on this day in 1775, t
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The term Dance of Zalongo (Greek: Χορός του Ζαλόγγου Horós tou Zalóngou) refers to an event in Greek history, and to a popular dance song commemorating this event
 How the Malay elite hijacked Malaysia - Malaysia's privileged divide How the Malay elite hijacked Malaysia - Malaysia's privileged divide by Murray Hunter
With the United Malays National Organization, or UMNO back in political power with a firm and dominating position to the other Malay-centric political parties, kleptocratic practices are on the rise once again. The myth that
 2:00 AM2:00 AM by Bohdan Yuri
It’s 2:00 AM,And I don’t want to go to sleep.I
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
 Always something; the family edition 21#22Always something; the family edition 21#22 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
 Schindler's ListSchindler's List by The Ovi Team
 The Pushkin HouseThe Pushkin House by The Ovi Team
December 15th 1905; The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin.The Pushkin House is the familiar name of the Institute of Russian Literature in St. Petersburg.
 Eichmann sentenced to dieEichmann sentenced to die by The Ovi Team
December 15th 1961; In Tel Aviv, Israel, Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi SS officer who organized Adolf Hitler\'s \"final solution of the Jewish question,\" is condemned to death by an Israeli war crimes tribunal.Eichmann was born
 Steps Toward Security in the Middle EastSteps Toward Security in the Middle East by Rene Wadlow
\"The struggle against the nuclear weapon cult and threats it poses to international peace, security and development, like all struggles against belief systems which have outlived their times, is going to be long and arduous\"
 Black BirdsBlack Birds by Nikos Laios
I saw two Black birds Fly overhead,And the wind
 International Day for Older PersonsInternational Day for Older Persons by The Ovi Team
On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 Oc
 The birth of quantum theoryThe birth of quantum theory by The Ovi Team
December 14th 1900; German physicist Max Planck publishes his groundbre
 The 'Modi-fied' Indian democracy is a threat not only to its religious minorities but also to its neighborsThe 'Modi-fied' Indian democracy is a threat not only to its religious minorities but also to its neighbors by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Indian democracy has always been majoritarian since its first day as a republic. As a matter of fact the trend has its roots in the pre-partition days of Congress leadership that did
 Tell this to your sonTell this to your son by Shola Balogun
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
 Talcott Parsons and the Promise of TransdiscipliarityTalcott Parsons and the Promise of Transdiscipliarity by Rene Wadlow
 Ephemera 21#31Ephemera 21#31 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 World Violin DayWorld Violin Day by The Ovi Team
World Violin day is celebrated on 13th of December every year. Just twelve days before
 Laurens van der Post: Memories, Dreams, ReflectionsLaurens van der Post: Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Rene Wadlow
 Saddam Hussein capturedSaddam Hussein captured by The Ovi Team
December 13th 2003; after spending nine months on the run, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured on this day in 2003. Saddam\'s downfall began on March 20, 2003, when the United States led an invasion force into Iraq to topple his go
 Backing Horses: Australia's Solomon Islands InterventionBacking Horses: Australia's Solomon Islands Intervention by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The history of humanitarian or policing missions is a history of taking sides, disruptive partiality and the forfeiture of the very object powers claim when intervening in another country. Things become particularly absurd w
 The tall man, the thin man, the dark man, the sad manThe tall man, the thin man, the dark man, the sad man by Abigail George
    The sea’s green eyes watch me with care.I have to get my soul out of here, the river is herenow swallowing me whole, meta lost in translation.Then there are t
 Tang & Ram 21#23Tang & Ram 21#23 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 Guess Who's Coming to DinnerGuess Who's Coming to Dinner by The Ovi Team
December 12th 1967; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a groundbreaking movie about an interracial romantic relationship starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton, opens in theatres.
 Ravi Shankar diesRavi Shankar dies by The Ovi Team
December 12th 2012. Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar has died in a hospital in the US, aged 92. His family said he had been admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego last week, but had failed to recover fully from surgery. Shankar
 Malaysia: How Ketuanan Melayu (Malay Supremacy) became an ideology of greed - Challenges to legitimacy Malaysia: How Ketuanan Melayu (Malay Supremacy) became an ideology of greed - Challenges to legitimacy by Murray Hunter
Malaysia, as a federation is based upon nine Malay Sultanates in the peninsula, with two of the old Straits Settlements, Penang and Melaka, along with Sabah and Sarawak. The royal families had a major say in the construction
 A Love PoemA Love Poem by David Sparenberg
What if a person comes upcomes right up before another personand says nothingnot a word, not a single wordcertainly not the last wordseeks nothing, not cr
 La Kahina: mythes et realitesLa Kahina: mythes et realites by Joseph Gatt
Bon nombre de mythes circulent dans la littérature historique sur Dihiya Kahina. Les mythes disent qu’elle aurait conduit une armée Berbère, en tant que juive, en Kabylie et dans les Aurès où elle aurait fond
 Ghostin' 21#23Ghostin' 21#23 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\' HERE!
 Celebrating Mountain LifeCelebrating Mountain Life by The Ovi Team
December 11th; International Mountain Day. On the occasion of the 10th anniversa
 Hitler and Mussolini declare war on USHitler and Mussolini declare war on US by The Ovi Team
December 11th 1941; Germany and Italy have announced they are at war with the United States. America immediately responded by declaring war on the two Axis powers. Three days before, US President Franklin Roosevelt announced America was at war
 Migration: Neither Safe nor OrderlyMigration: Neither Safe nor Orderly by Rene Wadlow
10 December is the anniversary of the signing of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration at Marrakech in 2018.  The aim of the United Nations organized Compact was to bring together existing commitmen
 River Teach Me River Teach Me by George Cassidy Payne
-Inspired by a sacred Ute prayer River teach me changeas falling leaves decompose in the formless currentRiver teach me hope
 Project UATX: New Universities, Old ProblemsProject UATX: New Universities, Old Problems by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Among the motivations behind establishing a university is a desire to leave old ones. Old in tooth, depraved, decayed, the assumption is that a new institution will return to original purposes on the pretext that these are t
 The Universal declaration of Human Rights The Universal declaration of Human Rights by The Ovi Team
PREAMBLEWhereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and
 Human Rights DayHuman Rights Day by The Ovi Team
December 10th, Human Rights Day presents an opportunity, every year, to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere.
 First Nobel PrizesFirst Nobel Prizes by The Ovi Team
December 10th 1901; the first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The ceremony came on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of
 Eleanor Roosevelt, World CitizenEleanor Roosevelt, World Citizen by Rene Wadlow
 International  Animal Rights DayInternational Animal Rights Day by The Ovi Team
December 10th. Sometimes we forget that humans are not the only animals on this planet with rights and ironically the international day for the animal\'s rights is exactly the same day with the International day for the Human Rights!!!
 Mika Toxica 21#13Mika Toxica 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Mika Toxica, HERE!
 Europe must be wise and prevent an all-out war in UkraineEurope must be wise and prevent an all-out war in Ukraine by Christos Mouzeviris
US President Joe Biden and Russia\'s Vladimir Putin will speak via video call on Tuesday (07/12/2021), the White House says, amid mounting tensions over Ukraine. It comes after
 Slickly In PrintSlickly In Print by Saloni Kaul
Slickly In PrintAdroit marksman\'s tread...Tide-sensed I wade slick!Book along waters is read.
 Anniversary of the Genocide Convention: 9 December 1948Anniversary of the Genocide Convention: 9 December 1948 by Rene Wadlow
An Unused but not Forgotten Standard of World Law
 Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#19Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#19 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE!
 International Anti Corruption DayInternational Anti Corruption Day by The Ovi Team
December 9th. Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon tha
 Intifada beginsIntifada begins by The Ovi Team
December 9th 1987; in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip, the first riots of the Palestinian intifada, or \"shaking off\" in Arabic, begin one day after an Israeli truck crashed into a station wagon carrying Palestinian workers in the Jabalya refu
 Before the 'Age of Metaverse': Fantasy, Rhetoric, and Reality of Malaysia's "Cyber-SMART Schools" of the 1990sBefore the 'Age of Metaverse': Fantasy, Rhetoric, and Reality of Malaysia's "Cyber-SMART Schools" of the 1990s by Dr. Azly Rahman
Introduction In this essay I look back at the Malaysian government’s grand plan of making the schools “smarter” through a comprehensive overhaul of techn
 Gypsy FaceGypsy Face by Nikos Laios
Your face melts  With the sunriseAnd your green eyes Drip over the pine trees,Red lips soft like wax.
 Where there are Tailings, No Grass Grows: Serbians Protest against Rio TintoWhere there are Tailings, No Grass Grows: Serbians Protest against Rio Tinto by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Another fault line has opened in the mining wars. In Serbia, resistance is gathering steam against various deals made between Belgrade and companies that risk environmental degradation and lingering spoliation.
 Screws & Chips 21#19Screws & Chips 21#19 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Screws & Chips, HERE!
 John Lennon shot deadJohn Lennon shot dead by The Ovi Team
December 8th 1980; Singer John Lennon is shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside his apartment building in New York City. After committing the murder, Chapman waited calmly outside, reading a copy of The Catcher in the Rye. Chapman was a
 Bodhi DayBodhi Day by The Ovi Team
Bodhi Day, traditionally the 8th day of the 12th lunar month, has been observed on December 8 in Japan since the Meiji Restoration (1862-1869). It is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni or Siddh
 Omicron and the Travel Ban ItchOmicron and the Travel Ban Itch by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Stick to the script: owe that duty of care to your population, so the legal experts in government tell you. Self-interest pays, if in small amounts. These rigid, formulaic assumptions have done wonders to harm and deter any
 I Didn't Know What to SayI Didn't Know What to Say by Bohdan Yuri
I Didn’t Know What to SayLook at me,I’
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I have no other qualifications than having read a few books on health and healthy living. So here are my observations (in no particular order). -Watch out for health gurus. To me, health is kind of like religion. Those good
 International Civil Aviation DayInternational Civil Aviation Day by The Ovi Team
December 7th is the International Civil Aviation Day. On the occasion of its 50th an
 Sceptic feathers 21#23Sceptic feathers 21#23 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
 Pearl Harbor bombedPearl Harbor bombed by The Ovi Team
December 7th 1941; at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the
 The Rise of Community and Micro Enterprises in Thailand's Deep SouthThe Rise of Community and Micro Enterprises in Thailand's Deep South by Murray Hunter
The Rise of Community and Micro Enterprises in Thailand’s Deep SouthBy Asae Sayaka and Murray Hunter When one undertak
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Algérie-France, la co-dépendence parfois toxique. Dans les années 60, 70 et même 80, le couple franco-algérien travaillait plutôt bien ensemble. Les souvenirs de la Glorieuse Révolution Algérienne de Nove
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For more Ephemera, HERE!
 At Both EndsAt Both Ends by Jan Sand
Way back when I was a kid the question grownups most asked me was “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The only sensible answer, these days, for any kid is “Alive”, since that is becoming more a
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(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)I’m lost, I’m lost, I confess. In a minute I’ll be gone. In anotherminute I’ll belong to the past, escape the present. I’ll be s
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Get the Marines ready. Store the supplies. Marshal the allies. The United States is getting ready for war (the preferable term in Washington is policing) in the Indo-Pacific region, and is hoping to do so with a range of exp
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Salutary EffectsHibernation longBolsters inner resources.We breeze through new day!  
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I must admit it took me several years to fully understand the Israeli equivalent of the far-left (or Israeli Communists if you want to call them that).
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December 4th, 1952; deadly smog created by the smoke soot and sulphur dioxide from the factories, cars and coal fires in local homes begins to hover over London, England, which continues for four days, leading to the deaths of at least 12,000 p
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How do you get your “sick” economy back to work. I hope the information provided here will help “heal” your economy one way or the other. First thing you need to know is, in modern times, there are f
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As lemongrass holds the river\'s first shimmer of morning light, you possess me. Drifting in the marsh, my fingertips dipping in the water,     like a luminous blue god,
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When Kingsley Amis encountered the works of D. H. Lawrence, he was left unimpressed by yet another great
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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.
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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
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December 3rd; the film director, writer and actor John Cassavetes
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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
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Australian foreign policy towards Taiwan, as things stand, is a distant fantasy in floating mist. There is little to connect them, but Australia’s political classes have a habit of fabricating relations with those it c
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In the rain,In the wind,And the cold,At the end of the street There’s a beating heart.
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This book is important because,It\'s a first person narrative account of late 19th century Paris. Those were times, like in 2021, of social, political and technological revolution.
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For more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
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Now, master Frankenstein, most senior and benign,Had assembled many creaturesWith both plain and fancy features,Some with wings, some with tentacles or claws,
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – This is a period in which your belief systems and personal philosophies are especially important to you, and you are more inclined to share them with those younger than yo
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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
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Next to my surprise did I realize, life is best served in compromise, not the kind that sets to ruins for the sake of one’s ruthless doings, but the kind that binds togethe
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Most articles will tend to give you paternalistic advice about money, being rich and staying rich. What I\'ll do here is I\'ll mostly tell you what the rich people who stay rich do. -First off, don\'t let money define you.
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The Wall is the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. Presented a
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November 30th 1934; the steam locomotive Flying Scotsman becomes the first to officially exceed 100mph.
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A small riot. Unrest. Risk of collapse. All given a ballooning effect and inflated for policy makers across the ocean. Before much time elapses, Australian security forces are skirting off to restore order in their vast wate
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Taking ownership of your heart health by monitoring some basic health numbers can contribute to a longer, healthier life. Paying attention to blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight are important for everyone, but especially
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For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
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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
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“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.”
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Dance My friend,With the The wind And the willowsThe babbling blueStream.
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Love relationships are simple math, but only our grandmothers know the math. The rest of us tend to be fooled by love and relationships, often because we can\'t read the signs properly. Perhaps because being in love is such a strong emotion, th
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Never leave matters of maturity to the Peter Panners of Silicon Valley. At their most benign, they are easily dismissed as potty and keyboard mad. At their worst, their fantasies assume the noxious, demonic forms that reduce
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Wipe your TearsChild, let your eyelids gleamLike a
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Published in 1949, simply put, Simone de Beauvoir answers Sigmund Freud\'s question: who are women. The book mixes descriptive accounts of the social and individual lives of women with literary accounts of the socia
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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.
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Thailand: International Tourism May Take Years to Recover Looking for alternative economic recovery strategies With nearly 20
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The dock birdspull me to the sealike I am pulled to suffering,to Istanbul, that wrings sorrowsthat fall on me.Solitude without you.  In this obscure city,my blood
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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
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\"Anarchy in the U.K.\" is a song by the British punk rock band the Sex
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The good: 3D printers can carve, paint, assemble, heat and cool, and assemble again, materials as diverse as textiles, rubber, china, metals (not quite yet for metals), chemicals, organic food components, plastic, tin, you name it.
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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
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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
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Fresh from attending COP26 in Glasgow, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was keen to impress the Australian public that he was willing to make good his word about the role technology would play in combating climate change. An important component of
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The evolution of any species is fairly simple and straightforward. There are basically four broad types of behavior any species will follow to move forward: love, deceive or attack. And then there\'s the defense aspect of the game. Let\'s break
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Fireflies whisper dreams In the forest without noise, And the night birds swoopFrom shadow stations.A wandering aspirationInvites me to search out
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Contract law tends to be the most frustrating subjects to study in law school. Often because professors teach it in complicated ways, use all sorts of jargon, and choose the most boring examples and case studies in the world.
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November 23rd 1874; on this day, Thomas Hardy\'s novel Far from the Madding Crowd is publ
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Aggregate election figures of votes cast on the peninsula from the last general election show there is a deep polarization in Malaysia. It’s not about a Barisan Nasional /Perikatan Nasional verses a Pakatan Harapan cho
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Longer distance from death. To make the point clear: Take a little love much sorrow, grains of salt And a bunch of dark pitch ,
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Most, if not all societies in the world, are socially stratified. You belong to certain castes whether you like it or not. Castes could be inherited. Your parents belong to a higher caste, so do you.
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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
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Words can provide sharp traps, fettering language and caging definitions. They can also speak to freedom of action and permissiveness. At COP26, that permissiveness was all the more present in the haggling ahead of what woul
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(for my slave ancestry)Shroud don’t say anything if I changedmy hair, if I spoke my thoughts, don’t
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Advice after reviewing 1,000+ resumes, in no particular order. -Messy resumes (almost) always head straight to the trash bin. Unless you\'re on the team that designed a NASA spaceship, you want your resume to be cle
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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
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A baby girl,Born with beauty,Adorned with nature’s Noble gifts;Like a bouquet Of flowers in the spring, A smile that spreads Warmth and
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Anxiety is part of the sport. First off, being an elite artist or sportsman is a privilege that usually comes with years of hard work and training. Definition: there are lots of sportsmen or artists playing any sport or dab
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The late Subhas Anandhan, one of Singapore’s foremost criminal lawyers famously said that while he would defend murderers and terrorists, he would not take political cases. He was a
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Washington Heights Stormy river heights!I revel in fulfilment.Mind made up, I cross.  
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Recently, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made what I thought was a surprising statement by saying that Israel had been destroyed twice before in the past, alluding to the destruction of the First and Second Temple, and that surviving the 80th a
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For more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
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November 19th 1969; Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Be
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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
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A lot of the theory you\'ll read out there goes: charisma and self-confidence are built by controlling your emotions and leading a healthy lifestyle. And lots of introspection. Truth of the matter is, I see things different
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The hour I walked through your temple door,     I came and knelt before your table.Thirsty and tired after a long journey,    you asked me what I needed and po
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Άδεια δωμάτια. Παίρνω μια ιδέα από το μέλλ
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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
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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
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Staring deep into that childhood photoI see memories on the wallin each of the different roomsin that palace in each roomsongs of yesteryear some joyous some poignant
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Everyday we dig deepPlunging into the depths,That’s where the good stuff is;The longing, lust, greed, despairLove, f
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Record number of women nominated for the Millennium Technology Prize By Technology Academy Finland (TAF) Women represent nearl
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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
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Malaysia was once a harmonious society, where the different ethnic groups coexisted with a sense of community, and each ethnic group once openly celebrated festivals together. All the ethnic groups were free to express their
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Shadows dancing, lost and found, stars above, make no sounds;  from the moon, ghostly abstractions fill my room with playful distractions.  a trop
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In many countries, notably France and former French colonies, I hear a lot of businesses saying things like “we need the government to help us” or “our business needs subsidies” or “our businesses needs soft loans.
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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
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for more Tang & Ram, HERE!
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Former Australian prime ministers tend to be less conspicuous in public life than their counterparts in other countries. Occasionally, they make an appearance at political functions and events to remind us that they are stil
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My personal advice to teachers. The kind I haven\'t seen anywhere else. Hope it helps. -First one, big one: follow the textbook. Teaching any class in primary, middle or high school without the textbook would be like sittin
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For more Ghostin\' HERE!
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November 15th 1859; on this day Charles Dickens\' serialized novel, A Tale of Two Cities, comes
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My father, Vernon Aspara and I were vessels. Glass bodies rushing through the air. The line shifts golden. Basking in the sun, legs and hands and face turning brown in the sun. The bridge of the nose turned salmon pink. But
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On October 24, 2021 the average weekly deaths from covid-19 in the United States was 1509 with a total number of deaths at 736,112. Recently the cases have been decreasing after a late summer surge; but with the winter enclo
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The cat…slate gray, stands sentry-At the bedroom window, sentry for centuries…standing like an old, tall building,Green eyes panicky….The sk
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Rarely is the pragmatist admired. Be it in policy or politics, such a figure induces suspicion, a concern that principles will have to be subordinated to broader goals. True dreamers and visionaries, for all their glaring fa
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November 13th 1850; on this day Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure
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I wrote the word “METAVERSE” on my whiteboard today for my academic contemplation the next few days and my lecture notes for my course Sociology of the Future. I then created a concept/mind map out of it. This to
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I dreamt of Electric horses Burning across the sky Over melting clocks On midnight beats,With sleeping angels
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A New Perspective on Robots and How They Will Shape Humanity Throughout the years, technology has improved drastically – creating machines and
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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
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COP26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, is being held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., between 31 October and 12 November 2021. Who would have believed that the lev
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I am inscribed each morning with the bright Sun, blue skies,The cheerful twitter of the birds captured in green tapestries of leaves.The draperies of prospects out of coffee, plans to be fulfilled
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Coral-damaging sunscreens banned in ThailandBy Johanna Pauls White sandy beaches, turquoise waters and sun – Thailand is
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November 11th 1852; on this day, the Saturday Evening Gazette publishes \"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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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/
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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.
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Let Planet Earth be sovereign at last. Planet Earth alone will be our sovereign song Velimir Khlebnikov Velimir Khlebnikov was a
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doubting you would, under the Ford Street Bridge at dawn, you kissed me, as a trumpet vine grabs onto every available surface, on arbors, fences, telephone poles, and tree
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Climate of Im/pact – A Streetcar named Glasgow by Donald Johnston In November, the world’s attention will be focu
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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
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During his eventful time in office, US President Donald Trump took much delight in reflecting about the lethal toys of his country’s military, actual or hypothetical. These included a hypersonic capability which, his m
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 I hate the clock and can\'t stand hearing its ticking. I disable it Or eviscerate her... With this I lost my life! I searched
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Because we love,Because we need love,To feel true moments Of beautiful passion,To transcend our Fear of death.
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The  wisher  wells  forsake  their  landsTo  build  atop  of  foreign  sands;They  would  burn  a  houseF
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October 6th 1981; Islamic extremists assassinate Anwar Sadat, the president of Egypt, as he reviews troops on the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. Led by Khaled el Islambouli, a lieutenant in the Egyptian army with connections to the terroris
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\"Take a stand for teachers!\" is the 2012 motto for World Teachers\' Day. Celebrations are being organized around the world. UNESCO calls on everyone to consider undertaking a special celebration for World Teachers\' Day.
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Pushing people back across borders; turning asylum seekers away from shores. When such tactics were openly adopted and used with impunity by Australia’s navy and border force, it caused outrage and concern in the marit
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If there was any reason to halt a farcical train of legal proceedings, then the case against Julian Assange would have to be the standard bearing example. Since last year, the efforts by the US government to pursue his extra
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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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\"The struggle against the nuclear weapon cult and threats it poses to the international peace, security and development, like all struggles against belief systems which have outlived their times, is going t
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Human history is rife in speculation to explainThe inherent logic of the forms of lifeThat dominate our world – how it could beEvery living thing we see works so well
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Australia needs to reconsider the acquisition of nuclear weapons There is a risk Australia may be alone in the region It has b
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September 23rd 1846; German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet
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Our earth is a small star in the great universe Yet of it we can make, if we choose, a planet Unvexed by war, untroubled by hunger or fear,
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All In good UseLazy for long to hints obtuse,Steeped in slush slippery lubricities ,Idling away long days equally lax lethargic,
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Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the str
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September 22nd 1980; Long-standing border disputes and political turmoil in Iran prompt Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to launch an invasion of Iran\'s oil-producing province of Khuzestan. After initial advances, the Iraqi offense was repulsed.
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search as I willI cannot find the causereunited with youit doesn’t seem to matterso holy and instinctualis this passio
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21 September is the U.N. sponsored International Day of Peace chosen to mark the annual start of the U.N. General Assembly.  The General Assembly touches upon all the armed conflicts and tension areas. It can highlight the peace missions o
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21st Sept. 1958; Britain and Iceland have called a temporary halt to the COD WAR because a British Marine was taken sick with acute appendicitis, and the British skipper of the Frigate Diana asked the Icelandic coast guard ship Aeger for permis
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It does not get any messier or more chaotic than this. Since 2009, when Australia’s Future Submarine Program (FSP) known as Project SEA 1000, began to take shape, strategists and policy makers have been keen to pursue
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Lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. To address this, new federal recommendations have nearly doubled the number of Americans eligible for lung cancer screening. Increased
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For more Sceptic feathers  HERE!
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September 20th 1970; The Russian space probe, Luna 16, landed on the Moon to collec
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September 20th 1519; Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain in an effor
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In the Declaration of Principles and Programme of Action adopted by the 1976 World Employment Conference it is stated, “A basic needs-oriented policy implies the participation of the people in making the decisions
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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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Fifteen men on a dead man\'s chestYo ho ho and a bottle of rumDrink and the devil had done for the restYo ho ho and a bottle of rum.The mate was fixed by the bosu
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I caught an interview on the radio, the other day, of an astronaut who described the qualification tests. On a trip to outer space they are confined for days to the control cabin of the shuttle and a slightly larger sp
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Under a clear blue sky And searing heat the sweatDripped off my naked back,I was consumed with digging a ditch To the sounds of jackhammers
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Anniversaries can provide occasions for reflection and deep consideration. Past errors and misjudgements can be considered soberly; historical distance provides perspective. Mature reflections may be permitted. But they can
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A number of commonly used chemicals have been found to be extremely damaging to the ozone layer. Halocarbons are chemicals in which one or more carbon atoms are linked to one or more halogen atoms (fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine). Haloca
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September 16th 1932;  in his cell at Yerovda Jail near Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi begi
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Refugees and asylum seekers provide rich pickings for demagogues and political opportunists. The Australian approach politicises their plight by arguing that they are illegitimate depending on the way they arrive, namely, by
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September 14th 1982; Princess Grace of Monaco has died of the injuries she sustained in a car crash near Monte Carlo. The Hollywood actress Grace Kelly - who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock hits Dial M for Murder and Rear Window - suffered a br
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It was all marvellous for Paul Wolfowitz to get on Australian television (why bother?) to brusquely discuss those attacks on US soil in September 2001 and criticism of the invasion of Iraq by US-led forces. After two decades
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A bright green grapevine Hung over a Potter’s Workshop on the Island of Naxos, And the purple grapes Glowed over the finish
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 Attica prison riotAttica prison riot by The Ovi Team
September 9th 1971; A four-day riot at Attica Prison comes to a violent end as law enforcement officials open fire, killing 29 inmates and 10 hostages and injuring many more. The prison insurrection was the bloodiest in U.S. history.
 Chairman Mao ZedongChairman Mao Zedong by The Ovi Team
September 9th 1976; the chief architect of the Chinese revolution, Chairman Mao Zedong, has died at the age of 82. His de
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There are all sorts. One dimensional, two dimensional, three dimensional, four dimensional, five dimensional and so on up. The word \"dimension\" means to measure and it is not only extensions in space and time that can be measured.
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Emperor Penguins never set feet on land,straight up their feet on ice, tuxedo\'s with short feathersoverlapped, waterproofed, inner down layers insulated with air.Heads bobble fat fan
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 International Literacy DayInternational Literacy Day by The Ovi Team
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September 8th 1941; During World War II, German forces begin their siege of Leningrad, a major industrial centre and the USSR\'s second-largest city. The German armies were later joined by Finnish forces that advanced against Leningrad down the
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The Kamala Harris hollow visit to South-East Asia Harris took up the challenge even Obama couldn’t flip US Vice Presiden
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(for Alex Grey)Birds settle on a tree for a whileand then go their separate ways again.There is no separate way apart from you.When I breathe, I can taste
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September 7th 1940; on this day in 1940, 300 German bombers raid London, in the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing. This bombing \"blitzkrieg\" (lightning war) would continue until May 1941.After the successful occup
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September 6th 1997; Britain and the world have said farewell to Diana, Princess of Wales, at the end of an unprecedented week of mourning. A four mile procession brought her coffin to Westminster Abbey, where politicians and celebrities joined
 Dawid Dawid by Abigail George
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Those rivers way above all charted sound till viscidly they ran           Their tough course plying thundering beneath;
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 On the RoadOn the Road by The Ovi Team
September 5th 1957; one of the first novels of the Beat movement of the 1950s, On
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September 5th 1972; In the early morning hours of September 5, six members of the Arab terrorist group known as Black September dressed in the Olympic sweat suits of Arab nations and jumped the fence surrounding the Olympic village in Munich, G
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How bureaucracies are edging closer to dominate societies Bureaucrats have become the nouveau elite Civil services across the
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He was aPolyester Dinosaur,And had Lived in a Polyester age;Ritchie ValensAnd the
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Listening to Australian pundits talk about the relationship of their country with the US – at least from a strategic perspective – can be a trying exercise.  I
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September 4th; Mary Renault, critically acclaimed author of historical novels about
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September 4th 1985; the first pictures of the wreck of the Titanic have been released 73 years af
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No more profoundly disturbing statement was needed.  In the dying days of the official US departure from Kabul, a US drone etched its butcher’s legacy with a strike
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No country should be left behind in the race to vaccinate its population against Covid-19, the World Medical Association pointed.
 Fika bonding! 21#13Fika bonding! 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
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Born on July 29, 1925, on the island of Chios in the Aegean Sea, died in Athens September 2nd 2021. The exact same year that the other great composer of Greece was born in Xanthi, Manos Hatzidakis. Mikis Theodorakis composed his first songs at
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September 3rd 1963 Malcolm Gladwell, author of such non-fiction best-sellers as
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September 3rd 1943; British troops have landed on the Italian mainland four years to the day after war was declared on Germany. Their arrival in the \"toe\" of Italy follows two days of heavy bombardment by warships and Flying Fortresses of rai
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The other day I was watching a Tucker Carlson Talkshow with a focus on Hungary. Several reasons motivated my interest: one was that Hungary is hardly ever mentioned in broadcasts or social media, and if so, only with a heavy
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The streetsWill flow with bourbon,Yes they will, let them flow.The night is full of promise, The stars are twinkling brightAnd th
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Aries ( 21 March–19 April ) - You may have plenty of energy to get work done when you have someone by your side. It’ll be a good time for looking for a new job, and you could be offered one even if you
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Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), is born Septem
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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
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August 31st 1928; Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) receives its
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 Austin MiniAustin Mini by The Ovi Team
August 30, 1959; The first \"Austin Mini 7\" called an Austin Seven from the British Motor Corporation ( Sir Alec Issigonis ) goes on sale for £497 ( first shown on August 14th ) making it one of the cheapest saloon cars available in answe
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Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) whose birth anniversary we note on 29 August, was an English writer, educator and pacifist, socialist reformer. Carpenter came from a middle class int
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Before you were a saving beacon,  blind ships were lured to cast lost souls.   rugged rocks and stormy squalls shipwrecks littered along your shoals.
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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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On august 29th 1982, the Swedish-born actress and three-time Academy Aw
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August 29th 1904; Henry James returns to the U.S. for a visit after living abr
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Aug. 29, 2005; Hurricane Katrina a Category 5 Storm with sustained wind
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The question does not bear asking, but in a global economy greased by what has been termed disposable people, the past’s previous examp
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Colombia burns: it’s not about “tax reform”, it’s about hunger and dignityBy Hernando Calvo Ospina The
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August 28th 1968; the fight for racial equality in the United States moved a step closer to victory today as Martin Luther King spoke of his dream for freedom in an address to thousands of Americans. Reverend King was greeted with rapturous app
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August 28th; Canadian author Robertson Davies is born on this day in the t
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The tattooedBee-sting lipsBling bling wannabe Influencers walk the empty Covid city streets taking selfies,But no one is watching
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Aug 27th 1967; Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, was found dead of an accidental drug overdose in his Sussex, England, home. The following day, the headline in the London Daily Mirror read \"EPSTEIN (The Beatle-Making Prince of Pop) DIES A
 Go FigureGo Figure by Jan Sand
Like the average guy I shop for various items in a store and try to keep the prices in my head so that when I approach the cash register I have a vague idea about how badly I am about to be hit. But living in the real world is like being under
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Sparrow\'s Reflection A black morning awokeWrinkled and unrobed
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August 26th 1959; the British Motor Corporation (BMC) launches its newest car, the small, affordable
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August 26th; on this day in 1838, Ralph Waldo Emerson met influential British writer Thomas Carlyle, with whom he would correspond for 38 years. Carlyle and the English romantic poets would have an important effect on Emerson\'s work.
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Do not for a minute think that this is a kind, heart-felt thing in the aftermath of Kabul’s fall. True, a number of Afghans will find their way to Germany, to Canada, to the UK, US and a much smaller number to Au
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I know the forests are burning to the charnel ground, and probably, there is little that can be done about it nowYet sometimes the best medicine
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World of the Shipwrecked LeadershipBy Prof. J. Scott Younger, OBE The Tokyo Olympic Games, just concluded, were a spectacular
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Martin Amis, son of novelist Kingsley Amis, is born in Oxford on this day in 194
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August 25th 1989; the unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft has sent back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and
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“In the day of Victory, the angel of justice strives with the demons of violence; the heart of the victor all too easily is hardened; moderation and far-seeing wisdom appear to him weakness; the excited passion of the people, often inflamed by th
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Nice TryA thousand eyes inside my mindA thousand ways to commit suicideMy problem lies not in the crimeIt’s to choose which road to rid
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Helsinki Art Ensemble, a collective of international and multidisciplinary artists, will be carrying out a series of free public space performances in Töölö and Ruoholahti at the end of August. This newly form
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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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August 24th, on this day in 1981, Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20
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 I hate the clock and can\'t stand hearing its ticking. I disable it Or eviscerate her... With this I lost my life! I searched for it b
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Civilisation has tended to be seen like a gift by those claiming to grant it.  It is done, in the sense Rudyard Kipling intended it, with solemn duty.
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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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August 23rd 1926; the death of silent-screen idol Rudolph Valentino at the age of 31 sends
 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its AbolitionInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition by The Ovi Team
“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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The purring cat Curled up on a Corner of a wooden Windowsill as the snow Fell and the streets Were silent and white.
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Physical exercise modulates iron in Alzheimer’s disease University of Eastern Finland A recent experimental study shows
 Worming 21_15Worming 21_15 by Thanos Kalamidas
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\"In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)\" by Evans—the monumental smash hit that
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Biden’s South-East Asia DoctrineRepairing damage and neglect from the Obama and Trump years When Joe Biden took over the
 BalanceBalance by Jan Sand
The sway of come what mayThat swings the sense of everythingTo convey the fundamental verticalityAnd undermine reality, diffuse,Confuse, abuse, misuse,
 iBite...snappy!iBite...snappy! by Theodore K. Nasos
A column browsing contemporary news. At the moment Afghanistan
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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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After 20 years of military presence, the US and the remaining of its allies are finally pulling out of Afghanistan. Do they leave behind a democratic, free and modern country? Not at all. On the contrary, the Asian nation re
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Wild flurries of impressions whizzing by like delegates, Soak in, mind drinks in potent emotion for two.How these all knit themselves together in neat aggregates,Where when an
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Higher payment, fairer standards: Harvest workers in Europe need better working conditionsBy Sara Mohammadi An income of 6 eur
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 Jacqueline SusannJacqueline Susann by The Ovi Team
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
 First Commercial Radio StationFirst Commercial Radio Station by The Ovi Team
20th August 1920; the first commercial radio station begins operating in Detroit, Michigan with call sign 8MK (Now WWJ (News radio 950)). The radio station was started by The Detroit News newspaper and is now owned and run by CBS.
 Soviet Union intervenes in CzechoslovakiaSoviet Union intervenes in Czechoslovakia by The Ovi Team
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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In memory of Sergio Vieira de Mello (1948-2003)
 At a Red LightAt a Red Light by George Cassidy Payne
There are those who only have their name to give as thanks. Have you seen a two year old boy hand his papa an orange peel?That is what I remember, and Barry\'s eyes, too,
 Silicon Valley, New Zealand and Pandemic ExceptionalismSilicon Valley, New Zealand and Pandemic Exceptionalism by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There are some crises that never touch the well-heeled.  Money, like flab, insulates them from bruising.  The generally appl
 Always Something 21#13Always Something 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
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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
 Bill ClintonBill Clinton by The Ovi Team
 Arthur Waley: Ways of Thought in Ancient ChinaArthur Waley: Ways of Thought in Ancient China by Rene Wadlow
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The pictures and the videos from Afghanistan with all the social media calls for help –especially from Afghan women, are undoubtedly devastating. But what all these socking photographs,
 When time expiresWhen time expires by Bohdan Yuri
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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 Berserk Alert! #166Berserk Alert! #166 by Tony Zuvela
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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
 What environmentalism must be concerned about the forgotten issues of climate changeWhat environmentalism must be concerned about the forgotten issues of climate change by Murray Hunter
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 Orange & BlueOrange & Blue by Nikos Laios
I swam in the orangeAnd bathed in the blue,The warm colours melting Over the trees and promenadesOn a hot stinking day.
 Edmond PrivatEdmond Privat by Rene Wadlow
 Ephemera 21#13Ephemera 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Woodstock Festival concludesWoodstock Festival concludes by The Ovi Team
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
 The Beatles Replace Pete BestThe Beatles Replace Pete Best by The Ovi Team
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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There are real dangers of increasing armed conflict and regression of civil society in Afghanistan as the Taliban advance and opposing forces organize. On 5 August 2021, the United Nations Security Council met under the pres
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 I hate the clock and can\'t stand hearing its ticking. I disable it Or eviscerate her... With this I lost my life! I searched for it b
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It unfolded as a story of fleeing.  The Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, taking flight to Tajikistan, giving little clue of his intentions to colleagues.
 Tang & Ram 21#14Tang & Ram 21#14 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski by The Ovi Team
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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
 Presley diesPresley dies by The Ovi Team
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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“That\'s right, you cocka\'mamie Liberal ! It is my Constitutional Right to Bear Arms to Protect MySelf and my Family !\" “I want to legally carry around a Concealed Gun ! I have a
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(for my mother, sister, brother, and father)Air. Heir can’t be cured –I’m bee farmer caught stealing.Hospitality.
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The historical vectors are moving with conviction and purpose; the weak and lacking in conviction are in retreat and the gun is doing the talking.  The government of Afgha
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Bacon and eggs Pop and sizzle in the pan,An old rock song fills theRoom crackling from a radio,The aroma of coffee beans Floats t
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To the heavenly goodness  ask the salt ship timber, If you miss your songs! The sails have no wind to remember,
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This has been a fantasy of Danish governments for some time.  There have been gazes of admiration towards countries like Australia, where processing refugees and asylum-se
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What may seem impossible to employees is common practice for multinationals: they shift their profits around the world until they no longer have to pay taxes on them. A glob
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A pandemic crisis.  A state of emergency.  Overwhelming public opinion bristling with alarm.
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One has to be repeatedly reminded that the theatre of international relations knows no friends and only national interests, whatever those might be.  Intelligence services
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His comments would not have fallen on deaf ears.  While metropolitan London would have been aghast at his pedigree and remarks, a Brexit-audience in the rustbelts and area
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The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise.  Organised by the World Health Organizatio
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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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Malaysia’s shaky, deeply unpopular government is seeking to regain control of the narrative in the internet age via dramatic use of police power to harass and investigate activists, journalists, and social media users.
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We are only born once, Then we are born several times later, We die once, And we shall not die forever, We are a tribe that one wolf can devour us,
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The efforts of mediation in the recent Jerusalem-Gaza conflict by the Egyptian President Abdel Fettah El-Sisi and Egyptian diplomats is a good example of action by one state when the United Nations Security Council is blocke
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The brink of winter is upon meMoving up my leg like a cold hand;Each chilling fingertip up my spine.Its breath deep within another lung.
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The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee.  For
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Glaswegian community mobilises to block “unacceptable” immigration raidBy Harry Markham The people of Glasgow are
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Music aficionados connect the month of May with Mozart’s minuet written as a five year old ”komm lieber Mai und mache...,” but for many Americans this year the link came from a curtailment of gas It was rep
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It was a long summerAnd the sun glowed,I sat in the back yard with a beerAnd I watched the leavesGently fall around her hair;
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Former army general Prayuth Chan-ocha’s 2014 coup against the besieged Yingluck Shinawatra government, and the 2017 constitution that was forced through prior to the 2019 elections, fulfilled a long-time goal of the Th
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It starts off as an exercise of anticipation.  First comes the softening drinks and teasing morsels which find their mark. 
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Finally they were able to replace my idle hand with a solid iron hand, I can now To catch and kill the devil, He does not expect me to do this, but a human,
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Man walks along an unpaved road. His feet make rhythm—the rhythm of a human walking (a two legged, as sages say). His feet form patterns on the wending road—changes to micro-climates and eco-structures, tiny thun
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My love for you is gravitationally balancedbut unstable. A system of huge swirling whirlpools endlessly recycled as repulsive forces that expand with constant acceleration
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The famous remark about money and capability has always been: \"If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?\" Louis Agassiz, the scientist, once remarked, \"I cannot afford to waste my time making money.\"
 Love is a delicious dreamLove is a delicious dream by Bohdan Yuri
love is   a delicious dream, a taste of life
 Screws & Chips 21#03Screws & Chips 21#03 by Thanos Kalamidas
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A clean, technology driven dystopia.  A representation of our techno future.  These were the introductory descriptions
 DabiraDabira by Shola Balogun
Dábírà,Your name has in it the duetof sublime harmony,captivating solos of serenemotions,of mel
 Sceptic feathers 21#07Sceptic feathers 21#07 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Burma: An Alternative to Military Rule Takes FormBurma: An Alternative to Military Rule Takes Form by Rene Wadlow
On 1 February 2021, the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, taking advantage of a clause of the Myanmar constitution providing the possibility for the military to establish a state of emergency, took power. The military
 Steel And GlassSteel And Glass by Nikos Laios
The billowing flags Fluttered on cold beaches,With the dark grey clouds
 If you're feeling stressed and anxious, research says: feed the birdsIf you're feeling stressed and anxious, research says: feed the birds by Ovi Magazine Guest
In today’s constant contact, cell-phone celebrated, digital world, most people can go days or even weeks without spending any time in natural sunlight. Instead, we eat breakfast inside,
 Airplane MaskAirplane Mask by Patrick McWade
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 The Failed Promise of Malaysia's New Economic PolicyThe Failed Promise of Malaysia's New Economic Policy by Murray Hunter
The Failed Promise of Malaysia’s New Economic Policy The affirmative action program should have embraced entrepreneurship, not cronyism
 The Bird-Man of PragueThe Bird-Man of Prague by Bohdan Yuri
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 Energetically Marching in to the Wrong Side of History Energetically Marching in to the Wrong Side of History by Ovi Magazine Guest
Energetically Marching in to the Wrong Side of History Croatia: When Victor tries hard to become Loser By: Tomislav Jakić
 Is it meIs it me by Amir Khatib
In a mirror inscribed \"Don\'t look back\", I saw a man with two eyes full of his face, and two gloating overflowing with estrangement,  I don\'t remember seeing it before.
 Cartography Cartography by David Sparenberg
Far to the west, in direction of the Blessed Isles, stands an ancient, cylindrical tower.  It is rumored the tower has stood for hundreds of years, perhaps an entire millennium, or even more.  At base of the tower protrudes the roots
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 "Grandma's Gangsta Chicken Curry and Gangsta Stories from My Hippie Sixties" a book review"Grandma's Gangsta Chicken Curry and Gangsta Stories from My Hippie Sixties" a book review by Murray Hunter
Book Review: \"Grandma’s Gangsta Chicken Curry and Gangsta Stories from My Hippie Sixties\"by Azly Rahman, Penguin Books, 224 pages.
 Talk All TranformingTalk All Tranforming by Saloni Kaul
Those obstacles that our paths do harrass,At each turn rise of newest plot contrive,Bring in line, override tactics crude crassAnd from the whole only pleasure derive.
 Plant-Based Twists to Classic Summer DishesPlant-Based Twists to Classic Summer Dishes by Ovi Magazine Guest
With people more focused on wellness and nutrition these days, interest in a plant-based diet is hotter than ever. One easy way to get in on the trend: Pair summer produce with simple ingredients like pecans for a dish the w
 Always Something 21#04Always Something 21#04 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 How To Resolve a Self ContradictionHow To Resolve a Self Contradiction by George Cassidy Payne
How To Resolvea Self ContradictionI pray to Godbut don\'t believeDoes Godbelieve in me
 Nord Stream 2: To Gain or to Refrain? Nord Stream 2: To Gain or to Refrain? by Ovi Magazine Guest
Nord Stream 2: To Gain or to Refrain? Why Germany Refuses to Bend under Sanctions Pressure By Ivana Lima
 AntySaurus Prick 21#07AntySaurus Prick 21#07 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Dormant EmotionDormant Emotion by David Barger
The smallest infringement is a ruseWhere I am entertained in laughter,And tied by the bonds of sorrow,But where is my enlightenmentThat kindles each par
 Held to Ransom: Colonial Pipeline and the Vulnerabilities of Critical InfrastructureHeld to Ransom: Colonial Pipeline and the Vulnerabilities of Critical Infrastructure by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It should be making officials in the White House tremble.  Critical infrastructure supplying 45% of the East Coast’s diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, left at the mercy
 Ephemera 21#02Ephemera 21#02 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Going to Court: The EU Sues AstraZenecaGoing to Court: The EU Sues AstraZeneca by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It has been a relationship of characterised by bitterness and misunderstanding.  It began with a poorly negotiated agreement – poor, that is, from the European Union
 Midnight missile thoughts Midnight missile thoughts by Thanos Kalamidas
There is a plan and it is obvious for long time, the repression and eventually the extradition of all Palestinians from Jerusalem. For the founders of this plan the idea was that dominance of
 Berserk Alert! #190Berserk Alert! #190 by Tony Zuvela
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 Tang & Ram 21#06Tang & Ram 21#06 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Coming Battle for the Malay HeartlandThe Coming Battle for the Malay Heartland by Murray Hunter
If and when the emergency lapses called in January with the Covid-19 pandemic as a pretext to protect Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s shaky Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, five major political forces will be comp
 InevitabilityInevitability by Amir Khatib
It is inevitable,  after sixty years, And my eyes are on the ground, Search the forest, Among the bushes behind the humps, Unde
 Ghostin' 21#06Ghostin' 21#06 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 A Multilateral Framework for Afghan NegotiationsA Multilateral Framework for Afghan Negotiations by Rene Wadlow
On 30 April 2021, the representatives of what is called the Extended Troika - the U.S.A., Russia, China and Pakistan - presented in Doha, Qatar a \"Joint Statement of Extended Troika on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan\".
 Desert Valley Desert Valley by Nikos Laios
An orange sky Stretched behind Purple mountains Over a desert valley.
 Dupenews: Musk's SpaceX to launch his ego with moon mission Dupenews: Musk's SpaceX to launch his ego with moon mission by Theodore K. Nasos
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When I was a kid, which was quite a few years ago, I visited a dentist quite often. In those days children were considered not quite up to basic adult standards. The dental drill, commensurate with today\'s high-speed
 Minilateralism for the future of Europe and its strategic neighbourhoodMinilateralism for the future of Europe and its strategic neighbourhood by Ovi Magazine Guest
Vienna Process: Minilateralism for the future of Europe and its strategic neighbourhood By Dr. Monika Wohlfeld On the historic dat
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 No high school diploma, and no university degreeNo high school diploma, and no university degree by Abigail George
 To a Friend Who Died in the SwampTo a Friend Who Died in the Swamp by Shola Balogun
To a Friend Who Died in the SwampRivers meet in my eyes for you.Transfixed on the veiled Mound of the swamp, Lone Beholder of unsteady opera On rotten marble, You s
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British justice is a splendidly odd animal.  Its miscarriage is one of those wonders of institutional repetition.  When text
 Sceptic feathers 21#06Sceptic feathers 21#06 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Prelude to Putin's Power PlayThe Prelude to Putin's Power Play by Bohdan Yuri
On April 22nd, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shogun declared the maneuvers in Krim and western Russia a success. All troops would be returned to their permanent bases by May 1st. Howeve
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There is no bloodon my hands;no blood-lust in my heart.
 Ryanair in times of Covid-19Ryanair in times of Covid-19 by Ovi Magazine Guest
Ryanair in times of Covid-19: painful savings, legal loopholes and a bonus for CEO O’LearyBy Mariella Edinger “Pai
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 Forgetting Citizenship: Australia Suspends Flights from IndiaForgetting Citizenship: Australia Suspends Flights from India by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
As India is being devastated by COVID-19 cases that have now passed a daily rate of 400,000, affluent and callous Australia has taken the decision to suspend all flights coming into the country till mid-month.
 Thoughts All Forthright Thoughts All Forthright by Saloni Kaul
How many times do we seek so at the highestTheir thoughts opinions on matters of our concernAs though age or position makes them much the wisest,Able to take stands, magically
 Worming 21_06Worming 21_06 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The PenThe Pen by Nikos Laios
Ideas And scotch Swirled in The glassAmong theClinking Ice.
 Fika bonding! 21#03Fika bonding! 21#03 by Thanos Kalamidas
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  Dupenews: Melinda Gates crashed the windows of her marriage Dupenews: Melinda Gates crashed the windows of her marriage by Theodore K. Nasos
Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
 Always Something 21#03Always Something 21#03 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Malaysia's Stolen Democracy: Local GovernmentMalaysia's Stolen Democracy: Local Government by Murray Hunter
As a federation of states, Malaysia has three distinct tiers of government. At the time of the Malay state federation, and after the formation of Malaysia in 1963, with Sabah and Sarawak, all three levels of government were
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It\'s hard to be alivewhen everythingaround you has alreadydied but who willtell them allthat they arealready dead not I that is lef
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Chile becomes one of the top COVID-19 vaccination leaders By Sara Mohammadi After being one of the world’s most hard-hit
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 Ethnic Engineering: Denmark's Ghetto PolicyEthnic Engineering: Denmark's Ghetto Policy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The very word is chilling, but has become normalised political currency in Denmark.  Since 2010, the Danish government has resorted to
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perhaps, it was an angel appearing briefly in the low light to bear witness to this rippling of fields in the hip. by this, i learn something about power— about the earth &
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Oxytocin is the love hormone. It is the hormone our body secretes when we fall deeply in love. And it is also the hormone our body secretes when we give birth to a child. The hormone works like a steroid. It makes the body
 Ephemera 21#01Ephemera 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The loverThe lover by Abigail George
 Open-air exhibitionOpen-air exhibition by Amir Khatib
I did not get a chance to display my paintings, I did not find a suitable place for them, and I was unable to agree with a financier for the exhibition, but through an angel, a broker, I met him in a bar, and he was drunk, I
 A review of Kyoung H. Park's TalaA review of Kyoung H. Park's Tala by Joseph Gatt
Samuel Beckett in “Waiting for Godot” features a dialogue between two homeless men, Didi and Gogo waiting for someone whose name is “Godot” but “Godot” never shows up. The absurdity of Beckett\'s play touches
 Tang & Ram 21#05Tang & Ram 21#05 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Cyprus: Toward a Non-territorial Con-federation?Cyprus: Toward a Non-territorial Con-federation? by Rene Wadlow
Three days, 27-29 April 2021, of \"informal\" talks on the future of Cyprus were held in Geneva under the leadership of U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. There have been no formal negotiations on the issue since 2017.
 Legal systems around the worldLegal systems around the world by Joseph Gatt
Traditionally they say you have “Romano-Germanic law” and “Common law” and “Socialist law” and “Religious law”. Romano-Germanic law being a textual kind of law where j
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - This is a good time for an awakening. This is your wake up call. Stop overindulging, and focus on what’s really important to you.Us
 Ghostin' 21#05Ghostin' 21#05 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 The Overcoat BusinessThe Overcoat Business by Jan Sand
There is an old story about two guys living on the edge of poverty. Whenever one was in deep financial problems he sold his overcoat to the other, thus tiding himself over a very bad spot. There was only one overcoat and it went through time be
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Storm sea of greenGreen of spring grassGrass over land
 The pseudo-science of whistleblowersThe pseudo-science of whistleblowers by Joseph Gatt
Some theories have it that whistleblowers are “desperate”. Other theories have it that whistleblowers are “mentally unstable.” That\'s not correct. I\'ve studied and inve
 Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#01Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Conversation - public life, semi-private life, private lifeConversation - public life, semi-private life, private life by Joseph Gatt
They say that to have an easy life you need a private life that you would be comfortable sharing and exposing with the public. But that\'s far from the case with most people. I would say one of the things that make a lot of
 Mediterranean - Theatre for future EuropeMediterranean - Theatre for future Europe by Ovi Magazine Guest
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 Screws & Chips 21#01Screws & Chips 21#01 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Virtual Bunny Hugging: Boasting About Climate Change GoalsVirtual Bunny Hugging: Boasting About Climate Change Goals by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
He seemed frustrated.  While Scott Morrison’s international colleagues at the Leaders Summit on Climate
 Linguistics and educationLinguistics and education by Joseph Gatt
Famous linguists like Noam Chomsky or Steven Pinker have made it their life ambition to claim that language is genetically encoded in the brain, and that language is learned naturally. What is implied is that you don\'t nee
 Universities have turned into landlordsUniversities have turned into landlords by Ovi Magazine Guest
“Universities have turned into landlords”: UK students plan biggest rent strike in 40 years By Sara Mohammadi Stud
 Sceptic feathers 20#05Sceptic feathers 20#05 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Sunflowers Sunflowers by Nikos Laios
The sunflowers bloom Yellow and bright Over Dutch And Belgian Fields fed by   The blood and bones
 Mixed Sight: New Zealand, the Five Eyes and ChinaMixed Sight: New Zealand, the Five Eyes and China by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Five Eyes arrangement between the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand has always resembled a segregated, clandestine club.  Focused on the
 Worming 21_05Worming 21_05 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 DadDad by George Cassidy Payne
He ate plain oatmeal every morningin the same leather chair that mom got him for Father\'s Dayin 88. One breakfast after finishing an orange
 Nurse Educators Combat COVID-19 Vaccine MythsNurse Educators Combat COVID-19 Vaccine Myths by Ovi Magazine Guest
Distribution and administration of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 virus continues to expand, but myths and disinformation about the vaccine and its safety and benefits persist.According to a recent article in the journal He
 Fika bonding! 21#02Fika bonding! 21#02 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Every Day is an EARTH DAYEvery Day is an EARTH DAY by David Sparenberg
Every Day is an EARTH DAY:Suggestions for Living in an Ecozoic Future* Here are two lists of changes that can and should be made,
 I will not fade awayI will not fade away by Amir Khatib
I will not fade away, as they say,Rather, I will be absent for a long time,I do not return to homeland like a refugee dreams,It emerged in another place,And a s
 Devil Hurt by Boehner's Comments... Demands ApologyDevil Hurt by Boehner's Comments... Demands Apology by Artie Knapp
Former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has been out promoting his new book, On the House: A Washington Memoir. While visiting with the ladies of the ABC talk show The View, Boehner stated
 Always Something 21#02Always Something 21#02 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Sanders Corona tax would generate 422 billion for public health careSanders Corona tax would generate 422 billion for public health care by Ovi Magazine Guest
Sanders Corona tax would generate 422 billion for public health care By Mariella Edinger In the US the COVID pandemic results
 MagicMagic by Jan Sand
As a kid tales of magic fascinated me. The lamp that produced the genie that produced whatever anyone could request arrived conceptually well before Google that produces almost any information anyone could possibly request in quantity to drown
 DiversionsDiversions by Saloni Kaul
Create something neat ! Why destroy that , precious or otherwise ! Live and let live in fame , glory or  total oblivion. Do use th
 EARTH DAY PRAYEREARTH DAY PRAYER by David Sparenberg
To deer and dolphinforgive me. I have missed the markand often, even ifunintentionally, acted against you.
 Gaia, mother of all Gaia, mother of all by Thanos Kalamidas
In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Eartand one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the beginning, without Gaia nothing
 A Day of Mother Earth: Living in Harmony with NatureA Day of Mother Earth: Living in Harmony with Nature by Rene Wadlow
 Greed and the European Super LeagueGreed and the European Super League by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Suffocating the grassroots.  Mocking the working class origins of the game.  World football, and primarily European club foo