Photo essay | Life underground in Karabakh
On the Martakert front. (all photos by Jonathan Alpeyrie)With Azerbaijani forces closing in, over half the population of Nagorno-Karabakh has fled their homes. But in the basements of Stepanakert and other towns, a few remain. They are mostly older men and women.Some have stayed to support men at the front, others to fight for their homes.“My son is at the front lines. Sometimes he comes to see me for two or three days, then he returns to the front,” explains Lyudmila Yedigaryan, 59, in her cellar in Shusha. “We are very scared. They [the Azerbaijanis] are shelling all the time. Sometimes I ru...
‘Gabriel an absolute steal for Arsenal at £25m’ – Campbell talks up impact of Brazilian defender
Gabriel Magalhaes has proved to be an “absolute steal” for Arsenal at £25 million ($33m), says Kevin Campbell, with the Brazilian ticking important boxes for the Gunners as a centre-half “who wants to defend”.A north London heavyweight has not always found those qualities easy to come by.Big money has been invested in defenders of international calibre, but few have convinced and been able to plug leaks that have been weighing Arsenal down for some time.Gabriel, though, has slotted seamlessly into the fold on the back of a summer switch from Lille.His potential was much sought-after during the...
Sen. Lindsey Graham, challenger make final pitches to SC voters
LEXINGTON, S.C. — On the eve of an election that has led to a close competition for a statewide race in South Carolina that few could have predicted, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison are making their final pitches to voters.Graham started the third day of a statewide bus tour in Lexington, where he held a rally for about 100 supporters at the Caldwell Trusts office along Main Street. The supporters, who heard speeches from Gov. Henry McMaster, Congressman Joe Wilson, State Attorney General Alan Wilson and S.C. GOP chairman Drew McKissick, waived Lindsey G...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
Voters Are Being Asked To Fund Local Climate Action
As Climate Impacts Hit Home, Voters Are Opening Their Wallets To Pay For Local Climate ActionQ3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreVoters in four cities are being asked to fund local climate action this fall, with a focus on racial and income equityWhile hundreds of cities across the country have made plans and pledges to take action on climate change, few have put real money behind their goals.Voters Being Asked To Create Local Climate Action FundsNow voters in Denver, Berkeley, Long Beach, and Albany, California are being asked to create local climate action funds to pay for their ...
Sega giving away free games to celebrate 60th anniversary
Sega is giving away free games to celebrate their 60th anniversary!The gaming company has released many successful games during their many years in the business, such as the iconic Sonic franchise, Football Manager, and the ‘Bayonetta’ franchise to just name a few of their successful titles.To celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary, Sega are having ‘60 days of celebrations’ (which started on October 14th).A part of these celebrations is that Sega is releasing free “retro-inspired” mini video games on Steam, as well as some of their other titles receiving huge discounts on the gaming platform...
News presenters make the big switch
LOCAL newscasters are considered stars in their own right, and even have their own loyal followers. Some of these news presenters have evolved into very credible TV hosts for lifestyle and public service programs, and a few have even successfully launched political careers.With the recent major turbulence caused by the pandemic and the denial of the free TV franchise renewal petition of media giant ABS-CBN, we witnessed some big albeit calculated movements among newscasters.Ted Failon, who served the Lopez-owned network for three decades, is now with TV5 as main anchor for Radyo 5 on weekdays,...
Normalisation has failed to change Arab solidarity with Palestine
Arab solidarity with Palestine has not changed. Those who are normalising with the Israeli occupation are an isolated few who seek small gains and ignore the best interests of the people The Arab nation’s conscience cannot be changed by an artificial online army or poisonous and suspicious television programmes during Ramadan, or by false allegations that contradict our history and our faith.Growing anti-normalisation sentiments confirm the failure of campaigns aimed at embellishing Israel’s image and inciting against Palestine and its people. Some Arab regimes under the spell of Zionism and D...
The Middle East Monitor
Movie review: Semiautobiographical 'Forty-Year-Old Version' is rarest of films: funny, wry, incisive, sexy and sincere
What does it mean to be an artist? What does it mean to sell out? Who do we make art for, especially in a capitalist market? These are just a few of the complicated issues that writer/director/producer/star Radha Blank takes on in her semiautobiographical debut feature “The Forty-Year-Old-Version.” But she approaches these heavy-duty questions about art and identity with featherweight touch, and her voice is so cutting, compassionate, and clear, it’s like oxygen. She makes it look so easy, it’s no wonder the film won the directing prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.There’s a refreshingly...
Tribune News Service
Corruption: Buhari vows to check `greed of a callous few’
President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for all arms of government to deploy resources to address the common needs of all citizens rather than the greed of a callous few.The president made the call at the 2nd national summit on diminishing corruption and launch of the national ethics and integrity policy, organised bythe Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in Abuja on Monday. The summit has the theme: “Together Against Corruption’’.According to him, the national ethics and integrity policy projects government’s aspiration for the rediscovery of ...
Bryson DeChambeau attacking Winged Foot like few can and taking aim at a U.S. Open title
MAMARONECK, N.Y. — The U.S. Open is often a battle with oneself. That part is hard enough. But to impose one’s will on a U.S. Open course is something that only a few can even think about accomplishing.And that is exactly what Bryson DeChambeau is trying to do.“That’s a question for the gods,” DeChambeau said when asked if it was even possible. “I mean, Tiger has been able to do something like that many times before, so I think there is something (to it), but human scientific research does not say that there’s anything about that.“It’s more of a positive mindset that allows your brain to be in...
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