Daily Archives: May 15, 2018

Watch “‘Violent contrast’ in images from Jerusalem and Gaza border” on YouTube ( Allahists: are troublemakers, instigators…:are they ever going to learn something about nonviolence? The culture of death cannot find peace in the chaos they create and instigate! They put fire to the place and then they cry fire, when the fire burns them! It’s ridiculous!)

Allahists: are troublemakers, instigators…:are they ever going to learn something about nonviolence? The culture of death cannot find peace in the chaos they create and instigate! They put fire to the place and then they cry fire, when the fire burns them! It’s ridiculous!

Flash – Five questions on the Gaza border protests – France 24


Five questions on the Gaza border protests
Latest update : 15/05/2018

© AFP / by Joe Dyke | A Palestinian woman holding her national flag takes part in anti-Israel protests near the Gaza Strip border on May 14, 2018 as clashes erupt nearby

More protests are planned along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Tuesday, a day after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians during demonstrations and clashes.

Here are five questions on the protests that have taken place since March 30:
What are the protests about?

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been protesting since March 30 for what they call the right of return.

During the war surrounding Israel’s creation in 1948, more than 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes.

Palestinians refer to this exodus at the Nakba, or “catastrophe”, and commemorate it with protests on May 15 of each year.

They and their descendants, who now number about five million, want to return to their lands in what is currently Israel.

Israel says any such return would mean the end of the country as a Jewish state.

A 1948 UN resolution supporting the right of return has never been implemented.

Monday’s protest was also about the move of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Palestinians see the eastern part of Jerusalem as their capital while Israel considers the entire city its capital.

Demonstrations are also taking place to protest deteriorating conditions in the blockaded Gaza Strip, where poverty is rife, unemployment high and infrastructure such as electricity severely lacking.

What has happened so far?

The protests peak on Fridays, with the numbers of demonstrators ranging from thousands to tens of thousands.

Small groups have approached the border fence, throwing stones, burning tyres and hurling Molotov cocktails. Some have tried to break through the fence.

Israel has vowed to stop infiltrations, damage to the fence and attacks. It accuses Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs Gaza, of using the protests as cover to seek to carry out violence.

A total of 114 Palestinians have been killed since March 30 while only one Israeli soldiers has been reported wounded.

The United Nations and leading rights groups say protesters are being shot while posing no real threat to soldiers.

Monday was the bloodiest days since the 2014 Gaza war — and since the start of the protests — with 60 Palestinians, including a baby who died of tear gas inhalation, killed by Israeli forces.

It also drew the largest crowds as tens of thousands gathered near the border, with the majority not approaching the heavily guarded fence.

Israel said those who did used explosive devices and firebombs, while shots were fired at soldiers.

Soldiers, including dozens of snipers, fired tear gas and live ammunition, while there were also tank and air strikes against Hamas posts.

More than 2,500 were injured on Monday, including 12 journalists, with the Gaza health ministry saying 54 of those wounded are in critical condition.

What has been the international reaction?

After Monday’s violence, a range of countries expressed concern over Israel’s use of live fire, with some harshly condemning it.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s office said it was alarmed by the violence, adding “Israel security forces must exercise maximum restraint in the use of live fire”.

It also called on Hamas to prevent violence by protesters.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged “utmost restraint,” while French President Emmanuel Macron “condemned the violence of the Israeli armed forces against protesters”.

Britain’s minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, acknowledged “Israel’s right to defend its borders” but said “the large volume of live fire is extremely concerning”.

Turkey recalled its ambassador to both Israel and the United States, while South Africa brought its ambassador back from Tel Aviv.

Ireland summoned the Israeli ambassador to express its “shock and dismay at the level of death and injury”.

The United States said the responsibility for the killings lied “squarely with Hamas”.

Washington also blocked the adoption of a UN Security Council statement that would have called for an independent probe into the violence.

What is the situation now?

Gaza hospitals are over-crowded and in desperate need of blood and medicine.

At Shifa Hospital, the territory’s largest, some patients are being treated in a makeshift tent erected outside the main building due to lack of space.

Egypt has offered to treat some of the wounded, but getting them there is logistically challenging.

What happens next?

In addition to Tuesday’s protests, dozens of funerals will also take place, while a general strike has been called in Gaza and the occupied West Bank.

Hamas says it wants the protests to continue after Tuesday, but it is unclear if they will be sustained.

Later in the week — either Wednesday or Thursday — the holy month of Ramadan, when the majority of Gaza’s Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, is due to begin.

by Joe Dyke
© 2018 AFP

Flash – WHO urges global ban on trans fats – France 24


© GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File | Industrially-produced trans-fatty acids like margarine and some hardened vegetable fats are popular among food producers

© GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File | Industrially-produced trans-fatty acids like margarine and some hardened vegetable fats are popular among food producers

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WHO urges global ban on trans fats
Latest update : 14/05/2018

The World Health Organization on Monday unveiled a new plan to eliminate the use of trans fats, calling for the gains made against the harmful acids in richer countries to be spread worldwide.

Industrially-produced trans-fatty acids, like margarine and some hardened vegetable fats, are popular among food producers because they are cheap and typically have a long shelf life.

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But given their link to cardiovascular disease, trans fats have also been blamed for more than 500,000 deaths annually, according to WHO figures.

The head of the United Nations health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that while wealthier nations have made strides in banning trans fats, “we need to extend those efforts globally.”

WHO noted in a press release that controls against trans fats are weaker in low and middle income countries.

“The bottom line here is that this the beginning of the end for industrially produced trans fats,” said Tom Frieden, who heads the Resolve to Save Lives advocacy group, which has partnered with WHO on the push to eliminate the products.

Frieden told reporters that New York City’s success in banning trans fats from restaurants a decade ago proved that they “can be eliminated without changing the taste, availability or cost of great food.”

The strategy to eliminate trans fats, dubbed REPLACE, calls for a broad awareness and advocacy campaign as well as legislative action worldwide “to eliminate industrially-produced trans fats.”

Tedros said curbing the use of trans fats would be a centrepiece of WHO’s efforts to cut deaths from noncommunicable diseases by a third before 2030, which is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Asked if WHO was readying for a wider fights against other drivers of noncommunicable diseases, including products like processed sugar, Tedros said the answer was “a big yes.”

© 2018 AFP


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Sculptură Intitulată “Souvenir, Alsacia-Lorraine” de Paul Dubois

Sculptură Intitulată

Sculptură Intitulată “Souvenir, Alsacia-Lorraine” de Paul Dubois

◤ 10 mai 1871 // May 10, 1871 ◢
10 mai 1871 : à la suite de sa défaite lors de la guerre franco-prussienne et en application du traité de Francfort, la France cède le territoire d’Alsace-Lorraine à l’Empire allemand.

Cette sculpture intitulée “Souvenir, Alsace-Lorraine” a été commandée à Paul Dubois par l’État français en 1899 pour commémorer cette perte. L’artiste représente deux jeunes femmes à l’air grave, allégories de chacun des deux territoires comme le montre leurs costumes traditionnels.

On May 10, 1871, most of Alsace region and the Moselle department of Lorraine were annexed to the German Empire following its victory in the Franco-Prussian War.
This sculpture called “Souvenir, Alsace-Lorraine” was commissioned by French State to Paul Dubois in 1899 to commemorate this loss. The artist depicted two sad young women, allegories of both territories as shown by their traditional costumes.

Photo : © Musée Orsay / Eric Jouvenaux

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◤ 10 mai, 1871/10 mai 1871 ◢
10 mai 1871: După înfrângerea sa în timpul războiului franco-prusac și în aplicarea Tratatului de la Frankfurt, Franța cedează teritoriul Alsace-Lorena în Imperiul German.

Această sculptură intitulată “Souvenir, Alsacia-Lorraine” a fost comandată lui Paul Dubois de către statul francez în 1899 pentru a comemora această pierdere. Artistul reprezintă două femei tinere, alegeri ale fiecăruia dintre cele două teritorii, după cum arată și costumele lor tradiționale.

La 10 mai 1871, majoritatea regiunii Alsacia și departamentul Moselle din Lorraine au fost anexate la Imperiul German după victoria sa în războiul franco-prusian.
Această sculptură numită “Souvenir, Alsace-Lorraine” a fost comandată de statul francez lui Paul Dubois în 1899 pentru a comemora această pierdere. Artistul a reprezentat două femei tinere tristă, alegorii ale ambelor teritorii, după cum arată și costumele lor tradiționale.

Foto: © Musée Orsay / Eric Jouvenaux

“Ivan the Terrible and his Son Ivan”. By Ilya Repin, 1885.

“Ivan the Terrible and his Son Ivan”. By Ilya Repin, 1885.

Inspirational Aspiration: Tour Eiffel, Paris.

Inspirational Aspiration: Tour Eiffel, Paris.

Inspirational Aspiration: Tour Eiffel, Paris.

Wistful thinking Michelle Wermeth

Wistful thinking Michelle Wermeth

Wistful thinking Michelle Wermeth

Ocean Pacific Beaches by unkown painter : what serenity!

Discovering Montenegro | Backroads Blog


You might not know much about Montenegro but this is a place that should definitely be on your travel radar. Tucked away just down the coast from Croatia and across from the boot of Italy, it’s a crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Balkans, old world Europe and modern adventure travel. Shaped by centuries of influence from different European powers, the result is a tremendous mix of culture, architecture and history, from the Romans to the Ottomans to the Austrians and more. #Montenegro #wanderlust #bayofkotor

The road into the Mammoth Lakes Basin is set to open this Thursday, May 17th at noon!

The road into the Mammoth Lakes Basin is set to open this Thursday, May 17th at noon!

The road into the Mammoth Lakes Basin is set to open this Thursday, May 17th at noon!

Today’s Holiday: Feast of San Isidro the Farmer (Madrid)

Today’s Holiday:
Feast of San Isidro the Farmer (Madrid)

The Feast of St. Isidore the Farmer is celebrated in Madrid, Spain, with eight days of bullfighting at the Plaza de Toros, colorful parades, and many artistic, cultural, and sporting events. Street vendors sell pictures of the saint, small glass or pottery bells believed to ward off harm from thunder and lightning, and whistle-stemmed glass roses, which provide a noisy accompaniment to the feasting and dancing that go on. The Festival of San Isidro is celebrated in other Spanish towns as well, particularly León and Alicante. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (1857)

Today’s Birthday:
Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (1857)

Shortly after Fleming emigrated from Scotland to the US with her husband, their marriage failed. Forced to support herself, she worked as a housekeeper for the director of the Harvard College Observatory, who soon hired her to do clerical work at the observatory. She quickly rose through the ranks and went on to make significant contributions to the field of astronomy—classifying thousands of stars and discovering numerous variable stars and novae. What award did she win just before her death? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Great Gold Robbery (1855)

This Day in History:
The Great Gold Robbery (1855)

On the night of May 15, 1855, a shipment of gold bars and coins was sent from London to Paris, first via the South Eastern Railway and then on a ship across the English Channel. When the shipment arrived in Boulogne, France, the containers—all of which were locked and sealed—were found to be missing a large amount of the gold, worth about 12,000 British pounds at the time. The missing weight had been replaced with lead shot. A group of men was later arrested for the theft. How were they caught? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Sun Tzu

Quote of the Day:
Sun Tzu

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Timur

Article of the Day:

Tamerlane, or “Timur the Lame,” was a 14th-century Turco-Mongol conqueror who claimed descent from Genghis Khan and considered himself the restorer of the Mongol Empire. After subduing his rivals in central Asia, he turned his attention to Persia and, later, to India, Syria, and Iraq. His conquests ultimately reached from India and Russia to the Mediterranean. A cruel conqueror, Tamlerlane is said to have massacred how many millions of people? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a night out

Idiom of the Day:
a night out

An evening spent having an enjoyable time away from home, as in a restaurant, theater, bar, or other such locations. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: copycat

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) One that closely imitates or mimics another.
Synonyms: aper, emulator, imitator
Usage: Stop being such a copycat and get your own hobbies!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

HuffPost: Pauley Perrette Reveals ‘Multiple Physical Assaults’ After ‘NCIS’ Exit and and interview on CBS with Pauley

HuffPost: Pauley Perrette Reveals ‘Multiple Physical Assaults’ After ‘NCIS’ Exit.

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05/15/2018 06:39 am ET
Pauley Perrette Reveals ‘Multiple Physical Assaults’ After ‘NCIS’ Exit
“It’s horrifying. I left.”
By Ron Dicker
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Pauley Perrette’s emotional farewell from “NCIS” took a dark turn when the actress posted a series of tweets alleging she had been victimized by “multiple physical assaults.”

“He did it,” she wrote without naming anyone.

Perrette, who played goth forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the show for 15 seasons, did not mention “NCIS” specifically in relation to the assaults, but did write of the need to “protect my crew, jobs and so many people. But at what cost?”

In her last tweet on the matter Sunday, she said: “I’ve been supporting ant-bullying programs forever. But now I KNOW because it was ME! If it’s school or work, that you’re required to go to? It’s horrifying. I left. Multiple Physical Assaults. I REALLY get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone.”

Perrette, whose final episode aired on CBS last week after her announced departure in October, pointed to false tabloid articles and a “powerful publicity machine” attempting to silence her.

Neither a rep for Perrette nor CBS immediately responded to HuffPost’s requests for comment.

Perrette previously said she was victimized by other violent incidents, but described them in more direct fashion. In 2015, she wrote about being attacked by a homeless man who punched her and threatened to kill her. She called the experience “life-changing.” Last fall, she said she was raped in high school by a football player.

Being raped, she said, led to “abusive relationships” and “allowing myself to be bullied by a powerful man for way too long in a work environment until I finally said enough and took no more words from anyone, including myself that being complacent was ‘good behavior.’”

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05/15/2018 06:39 am ET
Pauley Perrette dezvăluie “mai multe atacuri fizice” după ieșirea “NCIS”
“Este groaznic. Am plecat.”
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De Ron Dicker
Conținut încărcat ..
Poveștile emoționale ale lui Pauley Perrette din “NCIS” au luat o întorsătură întunecată atunci când actrița a publicat o serie de tweet-uri care au susținut că a fost victimată de “atacuri fizice multiple”.

“A făcut-o”, a scris ea fără a numi pe nimeni.


Perrette, care a jucat pe școala de medicină legistă Abby Sciuto pe 15 sezoane, nu a menționat “NCIS” în special în legătură cu atacurile, dar a scris despre nevoia de a “proteja echipajul meu, slujbe și atât de mulți oameni. Dar cu ce cost?

În ultimul său tweet pe tema duminică, ea a spus: “Am susținut programele anti-agresiune pentru totdeauna. Dar acum știu că eram eu! Dacă e vorba de școală sau de muncă, de care trebuie să te duci? E groaznic. Am plecat. Multiple atacuri fizice. Eu chiar am acum. Stai in siguranta. Nimic nu merită siguranța ta. Spune cuiva.”

Perrette, al cărei episod final a fost difuzat săptămâna trecută de CBS după ce a anunțat plecarea în octombrie, a indicat articole false despre tabloide și o mașină de publicitate puternică care încearcă să o reducă la tăcere.

Nici un reprezentant al companiei Perrette, nici CBS nu a răspuns imediat cererilor de comentarii formulate de HuffPost.

Perrette a spus anterior că a fost victimată de alte incidente violente, însă le-a descris mai direct. În 2015, ea a scris despre atacarea unui bărbat fără adăpost, care a lovit-o și a amenințat că o va ucide. Ea a numit experiența “schimbătoare de viață”. În toamna trecută, a spus că a fost violată în liceu de către un jucător de fotbal.

Fiind violată, a spus ea, a condus la “relații abuzive” și “mi-a permis să fiu hărțuită de un om puternic pentru prea mult timp într-un mediu de lucru până când am spus în cele din urmă destul și nu mai luasem cuvinte de la nimeni, ‘comportament bun.'”