Camp David

09 Dec 18
David A. Brewster's Blog

Survivor from Nazi Concentration Camp Shares Stories with Visitors in Jewish Museum in Sydney  Al-Bawaba Yvonne Engelman was 15 when she was ushered into a gas chamber with the door shut behind her at Auschwitz, the most notorious Nazi concentration camp of … Originally Published here: Survivor from Nazi Concentration Camp Shares Stories with Visitors in […]

09 Dec 18
Yindyamarra Winhanganha

This is a draft of a memoir.  Originally imagined to be a reflection on my life through the senses of smell, touch, hear, taste and seeing it kinda morphed into: 1 Running, Jumping, Standing Still, 2 Hunting and Gathering, 3 Aural Gluttony, 4 Silence is Golden, 5 Touchy Feeley, 6 Smelly, 7 Vistas, 8 Songlines, […]

09 Dec 18
Kauff's Korner

Our local Boys teams didn’t have as a successful debut as our local girls teams. Cumberland Valley, West Perry,   East Pennsboro, and Camp Hill each won two games over the weekend. David Vespiagnani and his Eagles put the rigors of last season behind them as they defeated Hershey 71-52 and North Penn 69-59 to […]

09 Dec 18
Bleeding Cool News And Rumors

We’re nearly at the end of Hanukkah, the festival of lights, and several heroes from both Marvel and DC are celebrating by lighting the menorah and eating delicious latkes. In celebration of the holiday, it’s time to take a look at a few Jewish superheroes and how Judaism ties into their characters. The Thing Perhaps […]

09 Dec 18
ThinkProgress
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is on his way out the door of the Trump White House, almost a year and a half after he took on the role to bring calm to the chaos. As Kelly departs, it’s clear the chaos has won. Last summer, the Homeland Security Secretary and former general replaced Reince Priebus to provide “much-needed order” to the West Wing. The “hard-ass” Kelly would run a “tight ship.” He had the “rare ability to rein in Trump” and was “empowered to be a true chief of staff.” His “military discipline” and “reputation for straight talk” and “organizational talent” provided White House observers with “unmistakable signs of order.” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Kelly “brings order anywhere he goes, he’s very strong, a very quiet, quiet strength he has, determination.” Even before he was selected to run Homeland Security, Politico suggested he could be a “force for moderation.” Trump himself tweeted: I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017 …and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017 Instead of a calmer, more even-tempered White House, Kelly leaves behind a bigger dumpster fire than when he arrived. He failed to be the grownup in the White House, and proved unable to rein in Trump’s basest instincts. Immigration From the day he rode down the golden escalator in Trump Tower to announce his presidential candidacy, it was clear that Trump’s approach to immigration was radically different — and one that would not be friendly to immigrants. Kelly not only enabled Trump’s worst instincts, but on his watch, the president’s policies have led to a full scale human rights catastrophe, with babies wrenched from the arms of immigrant parents. The idea of separating immigrants from their families at the border to deter future immigration was something Kelly said he was considering as DHS chief in March 2017. DHS Secretary says he's considering separating immigant children from their parents to deter illegal immigration https://t.co/VI7iRONztC — The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) March 6, 2017 Once he became White House chief of staff, he allowed that seed of an idea to germinate into the official Trump policy which manifested in thousands of children being held in detention camps across the country. Immigrant detentions under Kelly’s DHS successor, Kirstjen Nielsen, have hit record highs. Helping the Dreamers get legal status — ostensibly the easiest immigration compromise before the Trump administration last year — was imperiled by Kelly’s dismissive and callous attitude: they are “too lazy to get off their asses.” The administration most recently has been refusing asylum seekers with tear gas. Kelly was not the only West Wing employee with radical immigration views that turned into Trump administration policy (see Miller, Stephen), but it is Kelly’s job to rein in overzealous staff. As he himself is an anti-immigration zealot, there was little motivation to, even if he had been inclined to. Relationship with African American leaders Before Kelly, the White House’s relationship with African American leaders was dismissive and precarious at best. The White House chief of staff did nothing as his boss repeatedly referred to Rep. Maxine Waters (R-CA) as an “extraordinarily low IQ person.” Kelly himself attacked a black leader after Trump’s comments to a grieving widow of fallen soldier La David Johnson that “he knew what he signed up for” were made public by Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL). “It eroded a great deal yesterday by the selfish behavior of a member of Congress,” Kelly said of Wilson’s decision to talk about Johnson’s mother’s call with the president. “It stuns me.” He then erroneously claimed Wilson took credit for getting the funding for a building in Florida. Trump initially denied he had made the controversial comment, but Kelly’s public rebuke of Wilson confirmed it. Kelly was silent about his boss’ own decision to viciously attack a Gold Star family in 2016 after they spoke out against his islamophobia. Kelly also minimized the issue of slavery, ascribing the cause of the Civil War to a “lack of an ability of compromise,” and calling Gen. Robert E. Lee an “honorable man who gave up his country to fight for his state.” Mueller investigation In the investigation’s early days, the Trump White House quietly tolerated Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, and as time went on even touted its cooperation with prosecutors. More recently, however, Trump has taken on a much more combative tone against Mueller’s investigation and preparing supporters to disbelieve everything Mueller will say. Trade Before Kelly, Trump’s approach to trade, while very unconventional for a Republican, was more about talking tough but still had him listening to allies abroad and also in the business community. He didn’t take actions that roiled markets. As Kelly heads for the door, Trump’s last year of trade wars, tariff talk, and assault on different American industries has markets in free-fall. Russia and Vladimir Putin Before Kelly, President Trump was cautiously cagey about Russia, if a bit too cozy. After a year and a half of Kelly’s tough discipline, the world has seen Trump give Russian President Vladimir Putin everything he wanted at the infamous July Helsinki press conference, allow Russia to make geopolitical policy gains on energy and NATO, and most recently meet with Putin in Buenos Aires during the G-20 after having publicly cancelled the meeting over Russian aggression in Ukraine. Political opposition Before Kelly came to the White House, Democrats were thoroughly out of power in all branches of government and across the states. Despite over-performing in early special elections, the party representing Trump’s major political opposition was moribund and still trying to find their footing. As Kelly departs in the wake of an honest-to-goodness blue wave, the Democrats will be taking back the speaker’s gavel in the House next year, and an energized resistance eyes the 2020 elections as a chance to make further progress and remove Trump from office. Democrats running the House means giving their committee chairs subpoena power and the ability to actually offer oversight over the Trump administration. Kelly certainly played a role in exacerbating Trump’s baser instincts, despite the former general’s moderating and calming reputation. Any feeling of relief when Kelly joined the administration was unwarranted, as the White House’s position in several key areas was much worse for his presence. It’s not clear if anyone would have been able to actually rein in Trump, but some of Trump’s worst moments came on Kelly’s watch.
09 Dec 18
Nipashe Baringo News

There was drama yesterday at Kambi Ya Samaki Police station in Baringo North, when an hungry orphan crocodile showed up near the station where the man who used to feed him was allegedly beaten to dead on Wednesday. “The Deceased David Owino, 40, used to feed this crocodile known as ‘Kungu’ every morning and evening. […]

09 Dec 18
The Sun
SCARLETT Moffatt has embarked on quite the journey – from her sofa on Gogglebox to being a TV star in her own right. After being crowned Queen of the Jungle on 2016’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, the 28-year-old was made the co-presenter of Extra Camp, and is back this year. Scarlett has come a long way from her Gogglebox sofa! 1. She’s named after a famous film character During her time in the I’m a Celeb camp, Scarlett revealed that her middle name is Sigourney – after Alien heroine Sigourney Weaver. In the Bush Telegraph, she revealed: “My middle name is actually Sigourney, I’m named after me Dad’s favourite movie which is Alien, named after the actress Sigourney Weaver who gives birth to an alien, I was born to believe in aliens really.” Take it she hasn’t seen the film though… 2. She has her own plans for future TV shows While Scarlett learnt the presenting ropes on Saturday Night Takeaway, she has also said she would love to have her own TV debate show. She added that she wanted the show to discuss issues and conspiracy theories such as whether Elvis Presley is really dead would be discussed. Scarlett hosted Saturday Night Takeaway alongside Ant and Dec earlier this year 3. Scarlett is a proud northerner Scarlett may now live in the Big Smoke – but her heart still lies back up north with her mam and dad. She often speaks about her love of County Durham, and has joked: “We may only live until we’re 67. But we have fun, and alcohol, and we don’t give a s**t.” In contrast, she’s previously found it hard to navigate London, and explained: “All they do is walk past each other and moan about the tube.” Hopefully, now she lives there she would have got the hang of it a bit more. 4. Scarlett’s a secret dancing queen Scarlett trained as a ballroom dancer from the age of six, and credits the activity with her love of fake tan. She was taught by none other than Strictly Come Dancing pro, Anton du Beke. However, she had previously turned down the opportunity to star on Strictly because she would have had to sacrifice Gogglebox. In her autobiography, Scarlett Says she wrote: “I’d love to go on Strictly but I just don’t think they’d let me on. “I’m basically a ringer, as I’ve danced against some of the professionals in competitions when I was younger.” But Bradley Walsh has still put her in line for the show, and told her: “Scarlett, you’ve got to go on Strictly now if you’ve done ballroom. 600 trophies? You’ve got to go on it!” Scarlett revealed she was bullied at school for her teeth and ‘monobrow’ 5. She doesn’t click with her Gogglebox co-stars, Steph and Dom Scarlett has previously said Steph and Dom are her least favourite Goggleboxers as they don’t talk to other stars of the show. Speaking to the Mail Online, she said: “I think they don’t want to because we’re working class. They’re too posh for our banter.” She also admitted she has to put on subtitles to understand what they’re saying. 6. Scarlett suffers from Bell’s Palsy Scarlett was exempt from a string of trials during I’m a Celebrity after revealing she suffers from Bell’s Palsy – a facial paralysis condition. The telly star was diagnosed with the condition when she was 11-years-old – shortly after a nasty bike accident. Speaking about her struggle with Bell’s palsy, she revealed: “I can’t close my left eye properly. I have to sleep with a little eye mask and my mouth still goes to the side when I talk, although people don’t really notice. “Sometimes if I’m tired, my left eye feels a little bit twitchy, but I don’t get pain or slur my words. “I don’t feel sorry for myself, as there are so many worse afflictions people can get.” 7. She had a childhood crush on Shayne Ward Scarlett let slip that she had a crush on Shayne Ward when she was a child – and even got her calendar for Christmas one year. She confessed her secret feelings of the pop-star-turned-Corrie-star on an episode of Virtually Famous. An embarrassed Scarlett reveals then attempted to describe Shayne’s position in the photo through nervous laughs. Finding the whole thing hilarious, Shayne then sits close to her, sticks a chip in his mouth, and asks her to re-enact the memorable spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp. [bc_video video_id=”5654286505001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” caption=”Scarlett Moffatt reveals what campmates are given when entering I’m a Celebrity”] 8. She’s not good at remembering names and faces Scarlett revealed that she won over the producers of Gogglebox after making several royal mistakes during her interview. Being given a set of photographs of famous people, the team asked her to talk about each one. Only after her ramblings was she told that she had confused a young David Cameron with Piers Morgan, and Nelson Mandela with Uncle Ben from the rice ads. Whoops. 9. She created her own Bushtucker Trials to train for the show Before entering the jungle, Gogglebox star revealed she had been eating rubbery Scotch eggs to prepare for the ITV show’s infamously grisly Bushtucker Trials, pretending they’re kangaroo balls. The practice came in handy when she was landed with the first eating trial alongside Carol Vorderman – and earned the camp an impressive nine stars. Scarlett made up her own trials at home to prepare for the jungle [boxout headline=”Welcome to The Jungle 🐍🌴” intro=”Are you an I’m A Celeb super-fan?”] Then you’ll love our free-to-play game: The Jungle Win Amazon vouchers EVERY DAY £5k holiday up for grabs Mini-games to give you an extra fix of the show Click here to be one of the first to play [/boxout] [article-rail-section title=”Latest Jungle News” posts_category=”13922″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] 10. She was badly bullied at school While the easy to love star is enjoying success now, Scarlett has revealed that it didn’t come easy for her to begin with. She told Now magazine: “I had a monobrow, I was really ugly, I was really weird and I believed in aliens. “My teeth were so bad as well I could have [eaten] an apple through a letterbox.” She eventually got veneers when she was 18 and isn’t too shy to smile any more – but she does still joke she looks like Allen Carr. [bc_video video_id=”5620215783001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” caption=”Who is Scarlett Moffatt? Extra Camp presenter and star of Gogglebox”]
09 Dec 18
MEDIA CANCHA

Cruz Azul espera acabar con fracasos en finales de torneos cortos  El conjunto de Cruz Azul vuelve a una final luego de cinco años y suma lo que será su sexta posibilidad de hacerse del título desde que se implementaron los torneos cortos que, de haberlos obtenido, ahora sería el equipo más ganador en […]

09 Dec 18
SportingGround

This week I interviewed former World Champion boxer, Paul “The Ultimate” Vaden. Born and raised in San Diego, Paul had a dominant amateur career before turning pro. As a pro, Paul put together a record of 29 wins (16 by knockout) and 3 losses. His career was highlighted by his 1995 victory over Vincent Pettway […]

09 Dec 18

THE KILLER WHALE (Orcinus orca) is an apex predator and the largest member of the dolphin (Delphinidae) family. The label “killer whale” is really only relevant to their hunting status as a carnivorous toothed whale predator (vs. baleen whale) who use echolocation to hunt a variety of marine life including small fish, cephalopods, seals, porpoises, […]

09 Dec 18
The Mirror

Women made history In this year’s midterm elections. Today, the US Congress has more women representation. More than 100 women were elected to Congress according to Karma Allen a Digital Reporter at ABC News . The number of women in Congress had almost doubled since the last elections. Tuesday, November 6th was a historic night […]

09 Dec 18
The Open View

They survived the Europe of the Holocaust. But a recent rise in anti-Semitic acts in the United States has rekindled old fears: Should they again go into hiding, or should they instead reach out to share their experiences? Nearly all of them were children or adolescents in the early 1940s. They remember having their youth […]

09 Dec 18
CryptoCenterNews

The Bitcoin price grabbed the headlines this week, once again plunging to a new yearly low and placing the crypto market on the brink of sinking below the $100 billion level for the first time in 2018. However, there was much more than price action afoot, and, per the usual, much of it involved drama […]