UNs top rights chief urges protection of civilians in wartorn Chad

As civilians continue to flee fighting between rebels and government forces in Chad, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today called on both sides to protect those caught in the crossfire.Louise Arbour issued a statement in Geneva expressing “deep concerns regarding the military escalation in Chad in recent days and the threat this represents for civilians.”She called on both government forces and rebel groups “to respect international human rights and humanitarian law and to take all appropriate measures to protect civilians.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has also voiced alarm at the deteriorating situation, especially its impact on Chad’s large population of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).Speaking to reporters in New York today after briefing the Security Council on his recent visit to Africa, Mr. Ban said he is “alarmed” by the deteriorating security situation in the capital, N’Djamena, and elsewhere. “It has devastating consequences not only for the people of Chad and Darfurian refugees seeking shelter there, but also for Darfur itself.”The Secretary-General pledged that the UN “will do its utmost to help resolve the crisis,” and voiced support for an African Union initiative to try to engage both the Government and the armed opposition groups to find a durable solution to the crisis. The AU initiative has also received the endorsement of the Security Council, which yesterday demanded an immediate end to the violence.In a presidential statement, the Council reaffirmed its full support for MINURCAT, the UN mission to Chad and the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) that was authorized by the Council last year to try to protect vulnerable civilians in both countries and to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance.Up to 20,000 refugees from Chad crossed the Cameroon border since Saturday, when fighting engulfed N’Djamena, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).“As of this morning, frightened people were still crossing in a continuous flow,” UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva.The refugee agency is preparing to airlift to Cameroon 90 tonnes of relief supplies, including plastic sheeting, jerry cans, blankets, mosquito nets, kitchen sets and plastic rolls – enough for 14,000 refugees.The agency is also working to find better accommodations for the estimated 6,000 to 7,000 refugees staying at a transit centre who are exposed to the elements and have been building bonfires last night to get warm.In volatile eastern Chad, meanwhile, UNHCR and its partners continue to care for hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced people, but yesterday evacuated 25 non-essential staff from its main field operations base at Abeché following reports of bombing and attacks near Adre, east of Abeché near the border with Sudan’s Darfur region.While Abeché is “calm but tense,” further to the north, in Guereda, a series of armed attacks on UNHCR and other aid agencies last week forced an evacuation of most staff. The agency spokesperson reported another bandit attack on Mile refugee camp near Guereda yesterday by armed men who fired weapons and stole the sixth vehicle in a week. No injuries were reported.UNHCR and its partners operate 12 large refugee camps in eastern Chad with some 240,000 Sudanese refugees who have fled Darfur. Another 50,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) are in camps in southern Chad. In addition, the agency is involved in providing help to some of the 180,000 Chadians who have been displaced internally by earlier unrest in Chad. 5 February 2008As civilians continue to flee fighting between rebels and government forces in Chad, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today called on both sides to protect those caught in the crossfire. read more

Limited spaces remain for Power Glen Early Learning Child Care Centre

Limited spaces remain for the Power Glen Early Learning Child Care Centre.The centre, located at Power Glen Public School (34 Westland St. St. Catharines), opens Tuesday, Sept. 4, and will offer child care Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for children aged 18 months to 67 months.Cost is $42 per day for toddlers (18-30 months), and $38 for pre-schoolers (31-67 months).Contact Shari Sekel, Brock associate director, strategic initiatives and special projects, at x3916, program supervisor Tracy Booker (905-984-5003), or email the centre. read more

Most important Buckeyes for 2014 – No 3 Raekwon McMillan

OSU freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan jogs onto the field during practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Aug. 6.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern sports editorWith just three weeks to go until Ohio State kicks off its 2014 football season, The Lantern is down to its final three players in its rundown of the top 10 most important Buckeye football players.No. 3: Raekwon McMillan, freshman linebackerThe OSU football program and its “Silver Bullets” defense always boasts one key part: a stud linebacker.Of course, always probably isn’t the best word to use lately, as that stud linebacker has been missing from the field for the Scarlet and Gray for a few years.Don’t get me wrong though, Ryan Shazier, who was drafted in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, was a very, very good player at OSU. His 143 tackles last season led the team by almost 60 and his 22.5 tackles for loss were out-of-this-world impressive, but he still had his knocks.A true stud OSU linebacker is even more than Shazier ever was. He will dominate every time he steps on the field, and he will do it for more than a season, which is really what Shazier did, and what McMillan has a great chance of besting.It’s a list of names that includes the likes of Chris Spielman, Randy Gradishar, Andy Katzenmoyer, A.J. Hawk and James Laurinaitis. Fast forward four years, and we could very well be adding McMillan’s name to that list.He’s come to OSU amidst a whirlwind of hype as a five-star recruit, and has impressed the coaching staff ever since he arrived in the spring. McMillan, along with running back Curtis Samuel, was part of the first pair of newcomers to lose the black stripe on their helmet.According to an OSU press release, the black stripe comes off when the player “displays actions and efforts that prove they understand the Ohio State culture on the field of ‘4-to-6 seconds’ and go as hard as you can from ‘point A to point B.’”Every time a coach or player is asked about him, it’s clear McMillan is here for a reason: to step on the football field and play, early and often.He’s not a candidate to redshirt, I doubt that is a thought to even once cross coach Urban Meyer’s mind. McMillan is here to make an impact, and not two years down the line.At the annual OSU media day Aug. 10, McMillan made it clear what he wanted to achieve coming in as a freshman.“This spring my goal was to prove myself,” he said. “I was highly recruited but that doesn’t mean anything if you can’t go out and perform.”So far, McMillan has gone out and performed.With more experienced players like senior Curtis Grant, junior Joshua Perry and sophomore Darron Lee ahead of him, McMillan might not slot into the starting lineup from day one. Just remember that neither did Spielman or Hawk, yet they still had big impacts early in their career. All in all, you can expect McMillan to be a key cog on this Buckeye defense by seasons end.OSU is scheduled to open its 2014 season Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Organic wine really does taste better study of 74000 bottles shows

first_imgThe study, which was published in the Journal of Wine Economics, comes amid several recent reviews which suggest organic food is neither tastier nor more nutritious than traditionally farmed produce.In 2012 Stanford University’s Centre for Health Policy did the biggest comparison of organic and conventional foods and found no robust evidence for organics being healthier.And a follow-up review by The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety also reported that organic food was not more nutritious.Browse our selection of organic wine at Telegraph Wine from Waitrose The researchers found that organic wines gained significantly higher scores which sometimes pushed them into higher categories.Susy Atkins, the wine columnist for the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine said that drinkers should consider looking out for the organic label.”There will always be good and bad organic wines, but generally it implies good use of the land and a viticulturist who really cares about their vines,” she said.”The problem can be that it often pushes the price up because organic growing is quite labour intensive.”But it is very good for the land. You visit an organic vineyard and there are insects flying around, and birds singing and it feels like an entirely different experience.” Organic wine has divided experts for decades, with some claiming the natural process damages taste while others argue grapes contain so many natural pesticides that it makes a mockery of the label.But a new study shows it really is worth going natural.Researchers from the University of California trawled through the expert reviews for more than 74,000 wines which appeared in the three of the world’s best wine-rating magazines.They discovered that organic wines – which are labelled as ‘ecocertified’ in the US – scored an average of 4.1 points higher than their non-organic counterparts, our of a score of 100.The academics speculate that adopting organic practices and banishing pesticides allows microbes in the soil to flourish, which enhances the flavour of grapes and give a truer representation of the ‘terroir’ or the natural environment of the vine.Growing grapes without fertilisers also reduces yield, which may improve quality because the vine needs to ripen a smaller amount of fruit, and so the juice becomes more concentrated, and tastier. Nyetimber Vineyard  Pinot barrels in burgundy  The soil may be richer in vines grown without pesticides, researchers speculateCredit:Charmaine Grieger 2012 More than 30 varieties of wine were studied including reds, whites, rose, sparkling and desert wine “Littler consensus exists as to whether ecocertified wines are associated with worse, similar or better quality than their traditional counterparts,” said lead author Professor Magali Delmas, of the UCLA Institute of the Environment.  “Our results indicated that the adoption of wine ecocertification has a significant and positive effect on wine ratings.“The results are interesting because they contradict a general sentiment that ecolabeled wines are of lower quality.”To determine the quality of organic, versus non-organic wines, the team studied 74,148 wines from California, which were of vintages between 1998 and 2004, from 3,482 vineyards.They looked at reviews from the three respected publications; the Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator, which perform blind tastings and mark wines on a 100 point scale. Wines which score 90 or more are rated ‘superb’ or ‘outstanding’, with anything below 59 deemed ‘undrinkable.’The study looked at more than 30 grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Semillon and Zinfandel. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Michael Palin irks North Korean officials for having hands in pockets next

Michael Palin had to reshoot scenes for his North Korea documentary because he had his hands in his pockets, which was seen as “disrespectful”.The Monty Python star irked officials during the first day of filming Michael Palin in North Korea when his hands became obscured as he spoke to camera in front of two statues of the country’s former leaders.Palin said the production crew was ordered by guides to do a retake of the scene because the act is considered “disrespectful” by North Koreans in the presence of monuments.The 75-year-old was granted unprecedented access to explore the secretive nation, which is long known for its mistrust of the west, for the Channel 5 documentary.In an interview with the Radio Times, Palin said: “Because we were in front of the monuments of the two great leaders and there are various rules there and the leaders have to be filmed in their entirety, and so you have to stand a long way back so you can film the full length of them.“And in the end they said no, no, no. You have got to do it again because you had your hand in your pocket and that is disrespectful, so that was interesting.” Palin and the production team  flew out just after a thawing in relations within the Korean peninsula.Credit:Channel 5 Palin also said minders had specified that any signs of litter and people in vest tops were to banned from the final cut. The Monty Python star was told off by officials who objected to him holding his hands in his pockets in front of statues of their former leaders.Credit:Channel 5  Despite the fact that the veteran traveller has roamed the world for more than 30 years, Palin admitted that he was still “very, very cautious” about visiting North Korea amid fears over its highly criticised nuclear weapons programme.He said he eventually decided to go ahead with the project following the historic handshake between North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In in April ,which signalled the beginnings of a truce between the two nations.ITN had been in negotiations with North Korean officials for two years prior to filming and received help from British academic Nick Bonner, whose company Koryo Tours facilitates visitors to explore the country.Mr Bonner, who is credited as the documentary’s associate producer, said travellers are advised on what actions could cause offence before stepping foot in North Korea. The Monty Python star was told off by officials who objected to him holding his hands in his pockets in front of statues of their former leaders. He said: “North Koreans are meant to be deeply committed to the ideology and historiography of the state and whether or not they actually believe this in their hearts and minds and expected to demonstrate this and will demonstrate this in their everyday lives.“North Korean’s express great commitment, loyalty and love to the Great, Dear and Young Leaders and whole hearted belief in the ‘fact’ that North Korea is the greatest country on earth.”His advice to visiting British tourists is: “Be respectful to all images of the North Korean leadership, whether statues or images, only take photographs when you are told it is okay to take photographs and do not under any circumstances try to sneak photographs of things you aren’t supposed to.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Channel 5’s Michael Palin in North Korea concludes on Thursday at 9pm. Palin and the production team  flew out just after a thawing in relations within the Korean peninsula. He said: “We give briefings to tourists before they go the country and as with any country you visit it is important not to show disrespect. “If you dress badly and acted insensitively it is most likely you would be tolerated but your Korean guide would be made responsible for your behaviour.” Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters, a lecturer in Korean Studies at the University of Leeds, explained tourists to North Korea are expected to show respect to all imagery concerning leadership. read more

ASUS will release a quadcore 3D Honeycomb tablet in 2011

first_imgAsus doesn’t really have a tablet to proudly compete with the likes of the iPad, Motorola Xoom or Samsung Galaxy Tab yet, but they’re working on it, and when it comes out ASUS CEO Jerry Shen wants everyone to know it’s going to push the envelope in some significant ways.According to Shen, ASUS will launch a 3D tablet running a quad-core processor sometime in 2011. Although Shen refused to be drawn into a commitment to any particular quad-core chip, right now, there’s only one to really talk about : NVIDIA’s next iteration of Tegra, code-named Kal-El (after the last son of Krypton), which will offer five times the performance over Tegra 2, as well as the ability to stream videos that are twice the resolution of 1080p.AdChoices广告Given the horsepower of Kal-El, a 3D tablet wouldn’t be too hard to manage: Kal-El certainly has the power to draw every on-screen element twice, once for each eye. In fact, Shen says a quad-core CPU is integral to their plans and is absolutely essential for smooth 3D video playback at 1080p resolution.Overall, Shen says that ASUS intends on being the second largest player in tablets by the end of 2012, hoping to have a five to eight percent marketshare by then. That seems rather naively ambitious given the iPad’s total domination of the tablet market, but a lot will rest upon ASUS’s ability to undercut the iPad in price.As for smartphones, ASUS says they’ll be sticking with Android for 2011, but they might consider Windows Phone 7 in 2012 after the impact of Microsoft’s partnership with beleaguered Finnish mobile giant Nokia was a bit more clear.2011 looks like it’ll be a make-or-break year for ASUS. Netbooks are dead in the water, yet ASUS has built their entire business on netbooks’ back for the last few years. Can they successfully transition to the post-PC age, or will they be left behind?Read more at Hi-Techlast_img read more

Switch Games That Arent Zelda Jackbox Party Pack 3

first_imgStay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball FormSNES Games Officially Come to Nintendo Switch If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that you can and should play for dozens of hours. But eventually, you’re going to want to play something new on your Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda is a new column highlighting cool, smaller Switch games to check out once you’ve saved Hyrule.Because we’re all such great friends here at the wonderful Ziff Davis office in New York City, some days after work we decide to keep hanging around enjoying each other’s company. And since we write about technology for a living, it shouldn’t be too surprising that we enjoy playing games together. These days one of our go-to favorites isn’t something obvious like Street Fighter or Mario Kart, but the collections of wonderful virtual party games that are the Jackbox Party Packs. The most recent edition, Jackbox Party Pack 3, just happens to be a great Nintendo Switch Game That Isn’t Zelda.Like its predecessors, Jackbox Party Pack, 3 offers a handful of digital party games that show off Jackbox’s ever increasing mastery of social, casual, comedy game design. After all, this is the same company that used to be Jellyvision, the brilliant Chicago-based makers of You Don’t Know Jack.Instead of forcing players to learn unwieldy button inputs on samey video game controllers, Jackbox Party Pack simply asks each player to provide a smartphone or tablet. It’s like wacky space co-op mobile game Spaceteam. Every player heads to the Jackbox website, enters the room code, and they’re in. It’s effortless.This system also allows many more players to participate at once. Most games can only have about eight active players, but others can join as audience members and vote to influence outcomes. You could even to decide to stream a game and have your viewers join in. In this third party pack, there are streaming-specific options like accounting for lag and making sure you’re friends join before strangers.Usability is nice but ultimately what makes this latest Jackbox collection so great are the five games themselves.Guesspionage is a Family Feud/Price is Right type game where players guess the percentage of people who engage in certain behaviors. You’ll be surprised by how many men are afraid of peeing in public, and the NSA aesthetic is topical in our Big Data age.Tee K.O. has players write slogans and draw pictures that others combine into the bespoke graphic T-shirts you might see at Hot Topic or Uniqlo. It takes a while to get going, but the potential for irony or just sheer hilarious non-sequiturs is through the roof.Trivia Murder Party isn’t much more than a trivia game, but the torture-porn style implied by its title is a lot of fun. Appropriately enough, this is the only game without a “family friendly” option and the only game that can be played solo.Quiplash 2 is the sequel to what might have been our favorite Jackbox game. Players receive different prompts and vote on each other’s funny answers. It’s like Cards Against Humanity with more creativity and pandering to the audience with inside jokes. The sequel even lets players write their own questions along with answers.I didn’t think anything could dethrone Quiplash as Ziff’s Jackbox game of choice, but Fakin’ It might be the new favorite. In this game for sociopaths, every player but one is told some information and the faker must successfully bluff their way out of suspicion. It leads to situations like players having to explain with a straight face how they honestly have five holes in their underwear. Or you can be an agent of chaos and lie even when you aren’t the faker. With the right group of friends, it’s incredible and personally cutting in a Truth or Dare kind of way.Jackbox Party Pack 3 is available on everything from PlayStation 4 to streaming Amazon Fire sticks. But given the success of party games on previous Nintendo platforms, it feels right on the Switch. The reliance on internet undercuts the portability advantage somewhat, but it’s not too crazy to think you might be in a place that has Wi-Fi but not televisions. Hopefully the recently announced Jackbox Party Pack 4 hits Switch as well. It’ll give your friends more to do than just watch you play Zelda.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WindNintendo SwitchEssential Nintendo Switch Accessorieslast_img read more

Intel will highlight nextgen Haswell processors at next weeks IDF

first_img Explore further Haswell represents a new microarchitecture onto the existing 22nm manufacturing process used in Ivy Bridge. Intel says this fourth iteration will have improved security. The biggest talking point, though, is lower energy consumption.With Haswell, Intel has dropped the energy usage of the chip to 10 watts, down from 17 watts used by Ivy Bridge. The Verge details what the talk is about in Haswell’s “ten-watt TDP.” Thermal design point (TDP) has to do with the amount of cooling needed to dissipate a chip’s heat. Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors have a 17W TDP.With the lower energy consumption comes the benefit that ultrabooks and laptops will have a longer battery life on a yet thinner form. In the consumer marketplace, this is a requisite if Intel wants to compete in a demanding user experience that already knows the pleasures of carrying lightweight tablets and app-loaded smartphones rather than back-straining laptops for basic tasks on the run. Haswell’s promise could translate into lighter-weight ultrabooks with practically all-day better life. Reports say Haswell-powered devices will likely carry less obtrusive fans along with the thinner form factor compared to current ultrabooks.Intel partners may see the first Haswell CPUs in Q4 of this year. Consumer products using Haswell-based CPUs will be available next year.Inside Intel, the more noise about Haswell the more opportunity for Intel to drown out the disappointed sighs from investors over reduced revenue estimates. The cuts are attributed to poor economies in Europe, the United States and China, as well as to enfeebled demand for PCs against the growing popularity of mobile devices.Intel supplies processors for more than 80 percent of the world’s computers but has to be restive over the fact that competition has done better in porting their technologies over to smartphones and tablets. Those products are typically powered by chip designs licensed by ARM. A principal reason that competition has done better than Intel in the mobile market rests in energy-efficient processors. Intel lines up 14 Ivy Bridge processors This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2012 Phys.org Citation: Intel will highlight next-gen Haswell processors at next week’s IDF (2012, September 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-intel-highlight-next-gen-haswell-processors.html (Phys.org)—Can Intel possibly reduce the energy consumption of its processors by 41 percent? Intel is working on it and the result will be Haswell, its next generation of processors, and the key topic of discussions at next week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Intel’s strategic roadmap is a power-reduction roadmap, where Intel hopes to make a difference in the brand behind computers that are thinner, lighter and stay on longer without needing a recharge. The next-generation processor chips will be officially unveiled at the IDF and professionals will judge for themselves whether this means a new day in Intel’s ability to compete against competitors in mobile devices and tablets. last_img read more

This retail space aims to be inclusive of gendernonconforming customers

first_imgThese Arabic-speaking LGBT people have risked all to tell their storyIcons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsHow I’m fighting the feminists who are crowdfunding money for transphobiaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/this-retail-space-aims-to-be-inclusive-of-gender-nonconforming-customers/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The Phluid Project is a retailer for every gender.center_img ‘“Phluid” represents fluidity, because everything in life is fluid,’ Smith said at the store’s private opening party in March. ‘Here, there are no boundaries. No constraints.’When it comes to the deliberately misspelled word ‘fluid,’ Smith explains that ‘PH’ signifies one’s balance between masculinity and femininity and is a reference to the chemistry scale used to measure acidity.The word ‘Project’ in the name signifies that we’re all a work in progress.‘Every day I wake up and see more flaws,’ Smith joked.Social awarenessThe brand’s website lists their social code, which states their intent to ‘celebrate what makes us different and cherish what makes us the same’ and to ‘check assumptions at the door.’The Phluid Project joins an ever-growing list of brands that works to be gender neutral. Other such companies include shoe brand TSKENYA, UK retailer John Lewis, Target’s Toca Boca line, ONEBYME, and NO SESSO.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The Phluid Project is a gender neutral retailer and community space Their brick-and-mortar store opened in New York City earlier this year and the company has been covered by the likes of Teen Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily.In addition to being a shopping space free of gendered expectations, The Phluid Project is also a community center and online social justice platform. Their website promotes articles about issues such as gun violence and the Pentagon’s proposed trans military ban.Background‘I felt like I needed a more purposeful reason for living than just grinding away for corporate America,’ Phluid owner Rob Smith told Vice. For over 25 years, Smith worked for brands such as Macy’s, Levi’s, and Victoria’s Secret.‘[Phluid] allows a space for young people to be free and have a voice in a real tangible space. As a young person I would have really wanted this space for myself.’Among Phluid’s offerings are graphic t-shirts with slogans such as ‘Gender is Over’ and ‘Be Yourself.’ They also sell organic beauty products, art books, fun accessories, and more.last_img read more

Indie Lebanese band voices hopes of Arab youth

first_imgAssociated PressAMMAN, Jordan (AP) – Hundreds of young Arabs joyfully screamed out obscenities, encouraged by the handsome, gay Lebanese lead singer at the concert in Jordan’s capital. Police looked on worriedly. People outside asked what was going on.It was a performance by the band Mashrou Leila, which uses a hybrid of velvety Lebanese slang and European instruments to address difficult, sometimes taboo issues of Middle Eastern societies. Lyrics of love and angst are intertwined with more difficult, sometimes taboo issues, with issues like poverty, premarital sex and homosexuality in this deeply homophobic region. 0 Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix But another woman standing outside the amphitheater said Mashrou Leila’s lyrics seemed to reflect her life as working class black woman better than most Arab music.“I like what I’m hearing,” said Dima Hamoud, a 19-year-old of Sudanese descent.___Follow Diaa Hadid on Twitter at https://twitter.com/diaahadidMashrou Leila: http://www.youtube.com/user/Mashrou3Leila?featureCAQQwRs%3DYoussra El Hawary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vH4oMi4pWv9o&featurerelatedTout Ard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vK1L35xwASbMOka-Ortega: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v70SNIrxhxgY “This is a new generation that’s emerging,” Gorab said in an interview. “They are feeling more freedom, and the music shows that.”With its commercial success, Mashrou Leila stands apart from the other bands. The group has performed in Cairo, Beirut, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and the Qataris capital Doha for audiences of around 3,000 people. In European music festivals, they play for non-Arabic speaking fans. Judging from Facebook and other social media, the band also has amassed a few dozen Israeli Jewish groupies.Suggestive of their popularity, one music video has been shared on fan websites and amassed an estimated 250,000 hits. Mashrou Leila was even slated to open for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Beirut this summer. But the Lebanese band canceled the gig after outrage from pro-Palestinian activists who were angry because the Red Hot Chili Peppers was also to perform in Israel.Still, the band’s successes are small compared to mainstream Arab pop stars who have millions of YouTube hits.Stereotypical Arab pop divas dress lewdly, get plastic surgery to shrink their noses and swell their breasts, suggestively gyrate in luxurious settings, and are unusually pale in a region of olive-skinned people. Their muscular male counterparts frequently sport stubble and broody gazes. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mashrou Leila began four years ago as a university jam band in the liberal Lebanese capital Beirut and adopted influences from Balkan melodies, American folk music, and mainstream pop. The six-member band of twentysomethings _ which includes one woman _ spread its music and swelled in popularity through friends, Facebook and YouTube. The group’s fan base mostly appears to be young people who have been inspired by the Arab revolutions, as well as some of the social and cultural changes the uprisings produced.But not all of the reforms achieved through the Arab Spring have been embraced by the young music enthusiasts. The revolutions also led to the election of Islamic governments and empowered ultraconservative Muslims called Salafis, dashing the hopes of some youths who sought liberal change.Fan Jeries Ballan called Mashrou Leila “the real Arab Spring.”“What’s the Arab Spring really about anyway?” said Ballan, 24. “It started out one way, and took a different direction.”A key indicator of the differences between Mashrou Leila’s fans and older generations _ not to mention conservatives of any age _ is the attitudes toward Sinno’s openly stated homosexuality. Quick workouts for men Top Stories center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Four benefits of having a wireless security system (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The crowd happily screamed obscenities from the band’s song “Gossip.” Sinno later said in an interview with The Associated Press that Jordanian censors wouldn’t him sing the lyrics “prostitute” and “pimp,” so he let the fans sing it instead. They also sang along to “Dresses,” of a couple broken apart by poverty and religious conflict. The song suggests the couple was having premarital sex _ another taboo issue.Sinno said the band’s music reflects the broader spirit of revolution. “I think the people that create music are the product of the same system that produces the revolutionaries we see changing the Arab world today,” he said.The band is one of many rock, hip hop and “electro-folk” groups connecting with a hazy Mideast demographic called “Arab Spring youth” _ educated, liberal, Muslims and Christians in their late teens and twenties.Other musicians include folk rocker Youssra El-Hawary, the reggae inspired “Tout Ard,” and rapper duo Oka-Ortega.Many of the music groups existed before the Arab uprisings that began in January 2011 and toppled aging rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, and unleashed a civil war in Syria. But the artists have since grown in popularity _ partly because, according to Egyptian music producer Mohamed Gorab, edgier lyrics and Western-influenced music resonate in a revolutionary time. The success of the band, whose name is translated as “Night Project,” appears to be another outgrowth of the Arab Spring uprisings that swept through the Mideast last year. Led by lead singer and song writer Hamed Sinno, a 24-year-old Freddy Mercury doppelganger and openly gay man, the band has been soundly embraced by Arab youth who see the music as part of a cultural and social revolution.“They are about secularism, gay love, social problems that we don’t talk about, that we don’t accept, that we are afraid to discuss,” said 19-year-old student Jalal Elias, of the northern Israeli city of Haifa, which has a large Arab-Palestinian population. “The kind of people who make this music _ they made the Arab Spring.”On a recent Friday, some 3,000 fans attended Mashrou Leila’s concert in Amman’s ancient Roman auditorium. Young men and women wore tight jeans, thick-framed glasses, and disheveled haircuts. Other women wore headscarves and modest Muslim dress.They cheered as Sinno sung of a gay couple breaking up in a song called, “Smell the Jasmine.”“I wanted to be your housewife,” Sinno crooned. “I wanted to raise your children.” At the Amman concert, Mashrou Leila fans said they didn’t care. Gay fans said they saw Sinno as a role model.“It’s something we’ve come to accept,” said concert-goer Lina Matar, 24, wearing a Muslim headscarf.Sinno said he wanted the band’s music to inspire Arab gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual fans “to forge for themselves a sense of belonging to the region, in spite of the incredible repressing they have to live through.”Outside the Roman amphitheater where the band performed, many Jordanians said they were offended by the Western-sounding music. An agitated elderly bearded man, flanked by a group of younger people, harassed the police and demanded to enter _ presumably to cause trouble. They left without going inside.“Couldn’t they protest against that film that insulted Islam? Isn’t that more important than a concert?” grumbled day laborer Mohammed, 43. He was referring an amateurish anti-Islam video that Muslims say insults the Prophet Muhammad. The video sparked weeklong violence earlier this month that targeted U.S. and other Western embassies and left more than 30 dead in seven countries, including Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Aussie carriers spread Christmas cheer

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when Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who had brought his guitar with him aboard the Internal Space Station (ISS) recorder his own performance of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” His son Evan then cut the performance into a music video which immediately went viral Now French astronaut Thomas Pesquet musician Pierre-Alexandre Busson who performs under the name Yuskek and director Jérme de Gerlache have added to the oeuvre with the release of the music video of Yuskek’s new song “Live Alone” The song is solid enough but the video gives it additional dimension cutting back and forth between Yuskek in the studio and Pesquet in the ISS as they both go about their work which at times looks strikingly similar One ironic difference stands out though: Yuskek in the video is indeed living or at least working alone Presquet is soaring through the modules and nodes of the giant ISS a home he shares with a multinational crew of five The music has changed a lot since the days of Gemini 6; the spacecraft have changed even more Write to Jeffrey Kluger at jeffrey_kluger@timemagazinecomThe answer is coal according to a growing collection of the industry’s leaders and lobbyists Their pitch conveys an image of a nation plunged into darkness as solar farms wind turbines and plants fueled by gas fail to make up for the loss of coal-fired generation Though it’s a view at least partly supported by a Department of Energy study released late Wednesday the reality isn’t so direCoal companies’ pleas for protection come as President Donald Trump vows to make good on campaign promises to support an industry hit by low-cost renewable energy and abundant gas from shale reservoirs Energy Secretary Rick Perry called in April for his department to investigate whether rising supplies of wind and solar energy are threatening the grid’s reliability The resulting report recommends less-stringent environmental rules for coal plants changes in electricity trading and easier permitting for coal nuclear and hydropowerCoal plants "play an important role" said David Sandalow inaugural fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and a former Energy Department official "But it would be costly in many ways to get locked into old notions of operating the grid when new technologies are out there"Grid operators have already been coping with a decline in power from coal-fired plants — most of which are designed to operate around the clock to meet electricity demand — without any major mishaps Since 2005 14 percent of America’s coal-burning capacity has closed and 5 percent of the remaining 294 gigawatts is scheduled to shut according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance In May coal generated just 29 percent of America’s electricity about half the share it had when George W Bush was presidentThis week’s solar eclipse in the US was a litmus test for grid operators Though the California Independent System Operator said 3400 megawatts of large-scale solar came off the state’s system during the event that was less than forecast and there were no significant disruptions to electricity serviceAs more wind and solar energy is added to the power mix new tools including battery storage are helping to smooth the transition In March there were 21 states with at least 20 megawatts each of storage projects in service under construction or proposed according to GTM Research Another approach is "demand response" in which customers are compensated for altering their power usage at various times to bolster a region’s grid reliability California which generated 24 percent of its power from wind and solar in May on a net basis had no major blackouts last year during the shutdown of the Aliso Canyon gas storage field following a leakImproved technology including more sophisticated weather models that can help grid operators predict how much wind and solar supply will be available has also aided the growth in renewables And new gas-fired plants that can be ramped up or down quickly to respond to demand changes are being added to the nation’s electricity network The result is an emerging fleet of smaller power sources that can actually make the grid more stable by reducing the chance of a single massive plant failing Sandalow said"You’re putting all your eggs in one basket" Sandalow said of relying on a few big generatorsCoal supporters meanwhile say that America’s growing use of gas and renewables is putting the electricity grid in peril Gas plants can’t store enough of the fuel on site to guarantee power if trouble strikes while coal-fired plants can stockpile months of supply they argue Neil Chatterjee the new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission which helps monitor the nation’s electricity supply has said coal and nuclear should be "properly compensated to recognize the value they provide to the system""Where we’re going with natural gas right now and coal retirements is clearly unprecedented” says Paul Bailey chief executive officer of lobby group American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity "Solar and wind we like them but they’re not going to help maintain a resilient grid right now"Coal isn’t immune to supply snags however Stockpiles can freeze together in extreme cold and rail delays can prevent the fuel from reaching plants at allWhile existing technology may allow renewables to account for as much as 50 percent of US power generation changes to regulation and policy are still needed to make that happen said Prajit Ghosh head of Americas power and renewables research at Wood Mackenzie in HoustonCoal lobbyists say it’s impossible to predict when the country will be ready to accommodate that much wind and solar energy and in the meantime it’s vital to preserve coal-fired power plants That’s part of the industry’s push to market coal plants as the energy source of last resort a grid-scale equivalent to the candles people pull out of their closets when the power fails at home"The US ought not to mortgage itself up to the hilt by making rash decisions that could very well harm the economy of the US in 10 years" said Luke Popovich spokesman for the National Mining AssociationStill developments in technology and policy are paving the way for wind and solar to gain a larger share of US power generation in the coming years Wood Mackenzie’s Ghosh said"There should be concerns about reliability how renewables can impact reliability but it’s an optimistic concern" he said "There are enough solutions which are being currently tested and which in all likelihood could pan out perfectly"The crashhappened early Sunday around 2 am, Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images A staff member removes a display poster of iPhone 5S at an Apple store in Tokyo on Sept. the lower your credit scores, If you put $1, action and visual panache what it lacks in coherence, the relevant Security Agency involved in this undemocratic invasion and erosion of the fundamental rights of Senator Abaribe to release him forthwith. sending 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such as the Shoppes at Osgood, to March 18,D. also said she shines a blue light in support of law enforcement She said she’s seen similar demonstrations such as green lights in support of veterans of the military"I thought it would be a good idea to have a blue light in remembrance of Jason (Moszer) and all other police officers" Gravelle said "We want them to be safe and this is a way to honor them"Moszer a six-year member of the police force was wounded in a shootout Wednesday night that occurred following a response to a domestic disturbance call He died the next dayMarcus Schumacher 49 shot at police and hit Moszer police said The standoff ended with Schumacher’s deathJust this year he was involved in more than a dozen extracurricular activities ranging from Key Club to varsity tennis he tutored other kids after school and was named homecoming kingDespite that Kong who graduates Thursday with Denfeld’s Class of 2017 and will attend Carleton College on a full scholarship next fall is humble and approachable said Denfeld English teacher Michele Helbacka"He learned that by being one of many children" she said "He doesn’t need to stand out from others"Kong is one of 19 children who range in age from 7 to 32 — six of whom are half-siblings His Hmong-American family immigrated to the United States in 1989 Kong was sandwiched between older brothers and sisters who were "too cool" to hang out with and younger siblings who needed more attention from his parents than he did he said That taught him to seek out school activities for the "spice of life" but also a tremendous amount of humility"I remember my sister exclaiming about my ACT score and how I did not tell the family about it weeks after I had gotten my result" he said revealing his high score to a reporter only after prodding "I dislike bragging or mentioning any of my achievements"In the Hmong culture he said veneration of family and the importance of caring for the entire family unit is emphasized Individualism is not as important he saidKong’s father Wakoua Xiong was a soldier for the CIA in what is typically called the "secret war" in Laos during the Vietnam War in the early 1970s He met Kong’s mother Blia Moua Xiong in a Thai refugee camp The family immigrated to the US because after the war they were no longer welcome in their country Wakoua Xiong saidMoney was scarce in such a large family Kong said first understanding just how scarce by standing in the lunch line at Superior’s Northern Lights Elementary School He had heard his mother tell his sister at home that she had been eating too much at school When he saw the negative balance on his lunch account "I realized I was also eating too much at school" he saidWhen he was younger his family went to the Damiano Center for books toys and clothes As a junior in high school he helped serve meals there as a volunteer "I thought ‘I remember this place’ " he said "My family came here to get some help and now I am coming back to help others’"Kong said he doesn’t let the circumstances of life dictate his happiness"I’m a go-with-the-flow kind of guy" he said "If it’s bad I let it be bad and try to fix it for another time Any time there is a rock in the river I can move around it without having too much worry"Kong has never been vocal about the adversity in his life Helbacka said"A lot of young people who have challenging circumstances tend to focus on them and make themselves victims" she said "He’s never been that way ‘It is what it is I am who I am’ is his attitude"Because of that he’s "magnetic" to other students she said"He accepts people wholeheartedly and with open arms" she said "It’s been great for our school"Kong whose favorite subject is history plans to study physics in college with a goal of becoming a researcher Physics teacher Kevin Michalicek said he could always count on Kong to ask "a half-dozen questions at least" when he’d try to liven up discussion with "theoretical stuff like black holes""He wants to learn and understand and do whatever it takes to understand" Michalicek saidEthan Fisher has taught hundreds of kids in his 22 years as a history and government teacher He puts Kong in a small group of high school students who’ve come before him who are not only smart but also have common sense and a strong moral compass"When they open their mouth they have thought already about what they are going to say and it’s not a knee-jerk reaction" he said "There is a very worldly perspective there"He’s joked to Kong in his honors government class about teaching it himself"It’s just his eloquence" Fisher saidWakoua Xiong and Kong’s mother Blia Moua Xiong — who would ensure Kong made it to Denfeld for 5 am speech and debate meet departures — support him 100 percent Wakoua said translated by eldest son Lee Xiong They are happy he earned a scholarship Wakoua said and think his future is "bright with opportunity"The times they are a-changing in the US military The two helicopter pilots got married at the military academy where they first met each otherIts probably fair to say that the military hasnt always been the most accepting place if you are a bit different In fact until very recently if you was gay lesbian or bisexual in the US Army you had to hide your identity from your co-workers so there could be no discrimination or harassment of gay lesbian or bi forces membersThis system – called Dont ask dont tell (DADT) – came into force after regulations were changed to allow LGBT people into the armed forces in the first placeDan & Vinny Credit: FacebookThe DADT system was scrapped in 2011 and thankfully things have come a long way since then tooNow two helicopter pilots have become the first active soldiers of the same sex to marry at the military academy that they met atCaptain Daniel Hall and Captain Vincent Franchino got hitched last Saturday at West Point military academy at a huge service attended by a whole load of their fellow military officersThey were even given a sabre salute as they left the chapel in New York dressed in their blue US Army uniforms Married And heres one with a kiss A post shared by Dan and Vinny (@danvinny) on Jan 15 2018 at 7:18am PST They met at West Point in 2009 (when the DADT rules were still in place) and only found out that they were both gay through mutual friends Theyve not always had it as easy as they do now eitherCaptain Franchino said: "Its been a bit of a bumpy road for us Weve experienced everything from people feeling awkward around us to being called faggots while holding hands and walking down the street stuff like that" "Cutting Calories" A post shared by Dan and Vinny (@danvinny) on Jan 21 2018 at 4:52pm PST The militarys rules and regulations also made things difficult at first according to Captain HallHe said: "Though we were attracted to one another we couldnt say or do anything about it Its really frustrating when two people have feelings for each other but are not allowed to act on them"We were serving under a policy that was telling all of us – perfectly capable soldiers sailors airmen and marines – to lie about ourselves"There could be some testing times ahead too – theyve both been stationed abroad in different countries recently with Captain Franchino having spent the last year in Europe on duty He continued: "Weve just grown accustomed to being apart at times Its a part of who we are; a part of what we do so we simply accept it"Fair play to you LADs And people say that there is never anything nice in the news Featured Image Credit: Instagram Topics: Us news The ‘Marry The Night’ singer – whose real name is Stefani Germanotta – is famed for her outrageous costumes, According to him, No obstacle is impossible to overcome — I will believe, After I joined Facebook in 2010,com. it was by no means the only one subject to recent criticism. which featured scenes of a father suffering from the effects of chemotherapy and cancer such as vomiting and crying.

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