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Mohammad bin Salman

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Mohammad bin Salman

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: محمد بن سلمان بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‎ Muḥammad bin Salmān bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd; born 31 August 1985),[2][3][4] colloquially known as MbS, is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He is currently serving as the country's deputy prime minister[5] (the title of prime minister being held by the king) and is also chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, chairman of the Council of Political and Security Affairs, and minister of defense – the world's youngest at the time of his appointment.[6] He has been described as the power behind the throne of his father, King Salman. He was appointed crown prince[7] in June 2017 following King Salman's decision to remove Muhammad bin Nayef from all positions, making Mohammed bin Salman heir presumptive to the throne.[8][9][10] He has led several successful reforms, which include regulations restricting the powers of the religious police,[11] and the removal of the ban on female drivers.[12] Other cultural ...more...

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Ahmad Asiri (general)

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Ahmad Asiri (general)

Major General Ahmad Hassan Mohammad Asiri (Arabic: أحمد حسن محمد عسيري‎; born 12 February 1952) was a close confidant[1] and adviser to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and the former deputy head of the Al-Mukhabarat Al-A'amah[2] and the former spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. He served as spokesman from the beginning of the Saudi intervention until 27 July 2017, when he was replaced by Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Malki.[3][4] On 19 October 2018, it was announced that Asiri had been sacked as the deputy head of the Al-Mukhabarat Al-A'amah over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, though a report in the New York Times indicated that he was merely the one being assigned blame,[5] together with Saud al-Qahtani, who was also dismissed.[6] Biography Yemen war Brigadier-General Asiri is the former spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, during the Yemeni Civil War. On 8 May 2015, the Saudi-led coalition declared the entire Houthi stronghold cities of Sa'dah and Marran to be military target ...more...

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Megyn Kelly

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Megyn Kelly

Megyn Marie Kelly (born November 18, 1970)[4] is an American journalist and former corporate defense attorney. She was a news anchor at Fox News from 2004 to 2017, and a talk show host and correspondent with NBC News from 2017 to 2018. During her time at Fox News, Kelly hosted America Live, and prior to that, co-hosted America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer. From 2007 to 2012, the two reporters hosted Fox News Channel's New Year's Eve specials, "All American New Year". Kelly also hosted The Kelly File from October 2013 to January 2017. In 2014, she was included in the Time list of the 100 most influential people.[5] Kelly left Fox News in January 2017 and joined NBC News. She started hosting the third hour of the morning show Today with her program titled Megyn Kelly Today in September 2017. The show was cancelled on October 26, 2018 and she departed NBC in January 2019. Early life Kelly was born in Champaign, Illinois,[6][7] to Edward Kelly, who taught at the State University of New York at Albany, and Linda ...more...

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Typhoon Yutu

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Typhoon Yutu

Typhoon Yutu, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Rosita, was an extremely powerful tropical cyclone that caused catastrophic damage to the islands of Tinian and Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, and later impacted the Philippines. It is the strongest typhoon ever recorded to impact the Mariana Islands, as well as the second-strongest tropical cyclone to hit the United States and its unincorporated territories by both wind speed and barometric pressure; the latter record is tied with Hurricane Camille of 1969. Yutu was also the most powerful tropical cyclone worldwide in 2018. The twenty-sixth named storm, twelfth typhoon, and the seventh super typhoon of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season, Yutu originated from a low-pressure area that formed in the western Pacific Ocean on October 15. The disturbance organized into a tropical depression on the same day, as ocean sea-surface heat content increased. Shortly becoming a tropical depression, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) assigned the system the ident ...more...

2018 in the Northern Mariana Islands

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October 2018 United States mail bombing attempts

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October 2018 United States mail bombing attempts

In late October 2018, sixteen packages containing pipe bombs were mailed via the U.S. Postal Service to several prominent critics of U.S. President Donald Trump, including leading Democratic Party politicians such as former U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. While the packages were initially treated as live bombs, analysis indicated some of them could not explode, though it is unclear if they were "intentional" duds.[5] Other people who were sent packages include U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, U.S. Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, two former intelligence chiefs (ex-CIA Director John O. Brennan and ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper), billionaires George Soros and Tom Steyer, and actor Robert De Niro.[2][6][7][8] One package was addressed only to CNN and sent to its world headquarters.[9][10][11] The attempted bombings prompted investigations by the Federal ...more...

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (Thai: วิชัย ศรีวัฒนประภา[a]; born Vichai Raksriaksorn (Thai: วิชัย รักศรีอักษร[b][c]); 4 April or 5 June 1958 – 27 October 2018) was a Thai billionaire businessman and the founder, owner and chairman of King Power Duty Free. He was also the owner of Premier League football club Leicester City from 2010 until his death in a helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. Career Vichai was the founder and CEO of King Power Duty Free, an operator of duty-free shops.[6] In December 2009, King Power received the royal warrant from King Bhumibol of Thailand in a ceremony attended by Vichai.[7] He was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 5th richest man in Thailand, reportedly worth US$4.9 billion, as of 28 October 2018.[5] The first football match Vichai watched in England was the Leicester City vs Middlesbrough League Cup Final, which may have attracted him to the club.[8] In August 2010, the Asia Football Investments consortium including Vichai and his son Aiyawatt purchased Engl ...more...

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2017–18 Iranian protests

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2017–18 Iranian protests

The 2017–2018 Iranian protests refer to a series of public protests occurring in various cities throughout Iran beginning on 28 December 2017 and continuing into 2018. The first protest took place in Mashhad, Iran's second-largest city by population, initially focused on the economic policies of the country's government; however, as protests spread throughout the country, their scope expanded to include political opposition to the theocratic regime of Iran and its longtime Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.[24] According to The Washington Post,[25] protesters' chants and attacks on government buildings upended a system that had little tolerance for dissent, with some demonstrators even shouting "Death to the dictator!" — referring to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — and asking security forces to join them. The protests mark the most intense domestic challenge to the Iranian government since the 2009 presidential election protests.[26] However, these protests differ from the Green movement in participants, ...more...

Presidency of Hassan Rouhani

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (, born Joan Ruth Bader; March 15, 1933)[1] is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice (after Sandra Day O'Connor) of four to be confirmed to the court (along with Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, who are still serving). Following O'Connor's retirement, and until Sotomayor joined the court, Ginsburg was the only female justice on the Supreme Court. During that time, Ginsburg became more forceful with her dissents, which were noted by legal observers and in popular culture. She is generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the court. Ginsburg has authored notable majority opinions, including United States v. Virginia, Olmstead v. L.C., and Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc. Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her older sister died when she was a baby, and her mother, one of her biggest source ...more...

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Andy Kim (politician)

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Andy Kim (politician)

Andrew N. Kim (born July 12, 1982)[1] is an American politician and former diplomat serving as the U.S. Representative[2] from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district.[3] Kim is the first Democratic member of Congress of Korean descent, and the second overall.[4] Early life and career Kim was born in Boston[5] to Korean immigrant parents. He was raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and graduated from Cherry Hill High School East.[6] He attended Deep Springs College in California before transferring to the University of Chicago, where he graduated in 2004 with a degree in political science.[7][8] During college, Kim was an intern at the United States Agency for International Development.[8] Kim later received a Rhodes Scholarship and Harry S. Truman Scholarship to study international relations at Magdalen College, Oxford.[7] U.S. State Department Kim worked at the U.S. State Department and served in Afghanistan as a civilian adviser to General David Petraeus and John R. Allen, before working as a national sec ...more...

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Nobody Is Above the Law

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Nobody Is Above the Law

Nobody Is Above the Law was a protest held on November 8, 2018, organized by MoveOn to protect the Special Counsel investigation headed by Robert Mueller.[1][2] The nationwide demonstration saw events held in hundreds of cities,[3] and followed President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker replacing Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General.[4][5] The hashtag '#ProtectMueller' trended on Twitter during the demonstration.[6] Planning and promotion The demonstration was organized by a national coalition of organizations called Trump Is Not Above the Law, including MoveOn, Common Cause, Indivisible, People for the American Way, March for Truth and Sierra Club.[7] Locations United States Northeast Dozens of protesters gathered in Hartford, Connecticut.[8] U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke to a crowd of 300 on the New Haven Town Green;[9] there were similar numbers in the towns of Greenwich and Norwalk.[10] Maine saw events in Belfast, Portland,[11] and Rockland.[7] Midcoast Maine Indivis ...more...

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Jeff Sessions

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Jeff Sessions

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 84th United States Attorney General from 2017 to 2018. A Republican, Sessions previously served as United States Senator from Alabama from 1997 to 2017, resigning from the position in order to serve in the Trump administration. From 1981 to 1993, he served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. Sessions was nominated in 1986 to be a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, but was not confirmed. Sessions was elected Attorney General of Alabama in 1994, and to the U.S. Senate in 1996, being re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. During his time in Congress, Sessions was considered one of the most conservative members of the U.S. Senate. Sessions was an early supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, and was nominated by Trump for the post of U.S. Attorney General. He was confirmed on February 8, 2017, with a 52–47 vote in the S ...more...

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Paradise, California

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Paradise, California

Paradise is a town in Butte County, California, United States in the Sierra Nevada foothills above the northeastern Sacramento Valley.[1] As of the 2010 census, the town population was 26,218. On November 8, 2018, a major wildfire, the Camp Fire, destroyed most of Paradise and much of the adjacent Magalia, Butte Creek Canyon, and Concow communities. History The first post office was established at Paradise in 1877; it closed for a time in 1911, but was re-established later that year, when the post office at Orloff was closed.[7] Paradise incorporated in 1979.[7] For many years, the Butte County Railroad operated trains along the ridge, serving mines and sawmills. Naming According to GNIS, the community was previously known in the past by four different names: Leonards Mill, Poverty Ridge, Pair-O-Dice, Paradice.[1] A legend persists that the town was named because it was the home of the Pair o' Dice Saloon, an idea supported by a 1900 railroad map referring to the town as Paradice. However, no documentati ...more...

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Chang'e 4

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Chang'e 4

Chang'e 4 (Chinese: 嫦娥四号; pinyin: Cháng'é Sìhào; literally: 'Chang'e No. 4') is a Chinese lunar exploration mission that achieved the first soft landing on the far side of the Moon, on 3 January 2019.[10][11] A communication relay satellite, Queqiao, was first launched to a halo orbit near the Earth-Moon L point in May 2018. The robotic lander and Yutu 2 (Chinese: 玉兔二号; literally :"Jade Rabbit No. 2") rover[12] were launched on 7 December 2018 and entered orbit around the Moon on 12 December 2018. The mission is the follow-up to Chang'e 3, the first Chinese landing on the Moon. The spacecraft was originally built as a backup for Chang'e 3 and became available after Chang'e 3 landed successfully in 2013. The configuration of Chang'e 4 was adjusted to meet new scientific objectives. Like its predecessors, the mission is named after Chang'e, the Chinese Moon goddess. The far side of the Moon is sometimes called the "dark side" of the Moon, as most of it is not visible from Earth due to tidal locking Overvi ...more...

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Ariane flight VA246

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Ariane flight VA246

Ariane flight VA246 is an Ariane 5 space launch of two geosynchronous satellites that took place on 4 December 2018.[1] Payload The payloads of the flight were the GSAT-11 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A geosynchronous satellites. They were adapted together onto the SYLDA adapter inside the long version of the upper stage fairing. The total payload mass was approximately 10,298 kilograms (22,703 lb), including the adapters.[1] GSAT-11 GSAT-11 was in the upper position. The telecommunication satellite is the first satellite based on the I-6K satellite bus, and had a liftoff mass of 5,854.5 kilograms (12,907 lb). It was designed and manufactured by ISRO and will be operating for a design lifetime of more than 15 years from the 74° East orbital position, where it will be providing telecommunications services to the Indian subcontinent with Ku- and Ka-band multi-beam coverage.[1] GSAT-11 was initially foreseen on board Ariane flight VA243, which had to be reconfigured and postponed after Ariane flight VA244 due to its un ...more...

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Hugh Freeze

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Hugh Freeze

Danny Hugh Freeze Jr.[1] (born September 27, 1969) is an American football coach. He is currently the head football coach at Liberty University. Freeze served as the head football coach at Lambuth University from 2008 to 2009, Arkansas State University in 2011, and the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) from 2012 to 2016. He was previously a successful high school football coach at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee, where he coached Michael Oher and Greg Hardy. Early life Freeze attended Senatobia High School and the University of Southern Mississippi, from which he graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and a minor in coaching and sports administration.[2] Coaching career Briarcrest Christian School In 1992, Freeze joined the staff at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee, as the football team's offensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. Freeze also served as dean of students.[3] In 1995, he was promoted to head coach. Freeze ran the no hudd ...more...

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Soyuz MS-11

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Soyuz MS-11

Soyuz MS-11 is a Soyuz spaceflight that launched on 3 December 2018, marking the 100th orbital launch of the year.[1] Originally scheduled for 20 December, the launch date was advanced to 3 December following the failure of Soyuz MS-10.[2] MS-11 is the 140th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft and carried the three members of the Expedition 58 crew to the International Space Station. The crew consists of a Russian commander, and an American and a Canadian flight engineer.[1] Crew Position Crew member Commander Oleg Kononenko, RSAExpedition 58Fourth spaceflight Flight Engineer 1 David Saint-Jacques, CSAExpedition 58First spaceflight Flight Engineer 2 Anne McClain, NASAExpedition 58First spaceflight Backup crew Position Crew member Commander Aleksandr Skvortsov, RSA Flight Engineer 1 Luca Parmitano, ESA Flight Engineer 2 Andrew R. Morgan, NASA References Gebhardt, Chris. "100th orbital launch of 2018: International trio set for launch to Space Station – ...more...

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John F. Kelly

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John F. Kelly

John Francis Kelly (born May 11, 1950) is a retired U.S. Marine Corps general who served as the White House Chief of Staff for President Donald Trump from July 31, 2017 to January 2, 2019. He had previously served as Secretary of Homeland Security in the Trump administration. Kelly enlisted in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and then commissioned as an officer near the end of college. He rose through the ranks, eventually serving in his last military post from 2012 to 2016 as the four-star General leading United States Southern Command, the unified combatant command responsible for American military operations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.[2] Kelly was selected as the first Secretary of Homeland Security in the Trump administration. Kelly earned a reputation for being an aggressive enforcer of immigration law. After six months, he was selected to replace Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff in an attempt to bring more stability to the White House.[3] He was the first ...more...

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Yellow vests movement

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Yellow vests movement

The yellow vests movement or yellow jackets movement (French: Mouvement des gilets jaunes, pronounced ) is a populist,[56] grassroots[57] political movement for economic justice[58] that began in France in November 2018. After an online petition posted in May had attracted nearly a million signatures, mass demonstrations began on 17 November.[59] The movement is motivated by rising fuel prices, high cost of living, and claims that a disproportionate burden of the government's tax reforms were falling on the working and middle classes,[60][61][62] especially in rural and peri-urban areas.[25][63] The protesters have called for lower fuel taxes, reintroduction of the solidarity tax on wealth, a minimum wage increase, the implementation of Citizens' initiative referendums[36] and Emmanuel Macron's resignation as President of France and his government. The movement spans the political spectrum. According to one poll, few of those protesting had voted for Macron in the 2017 French presidential election, and many h ...more...

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UFC 231

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UFC 231

UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on December 8, 2018 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[2] Background A UFC Featherweight Championship bout between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega served as the event headliner.[3] The fight was originally scheduled to take place at UFC 226, but Holloway pulled out due to "concussion like symptoms".[4] In the co-headlining slot, a bout for the vacant UFC Women's Flyweight Championship between former UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship challenger Valentina Shevchenko and former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk took place. If victorious, Jędrzejczyk would become the first woman to win titles in different divisions.[5] They met previously in amateur muay thai and kickboxing, with Shevchenko winning all three encounters.[6] On October 2, the UFC announced that Shevchenko would face Sijara Eubanks at UFC 230 instead, as that event was in need of a headliner.[7] The fig ...more...

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Michel II Government

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Michel II Government

The Michel II Government is the current Federal Government of Belgium, led by Prime Minister Charles Michel. It is a centre-right minority coalition cabinet of Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V), the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld) and the Reformist Movement (MR). History It came into existence on 9 December 2018 following the exit of N-VA from the Michel I Government. As the Prime Minister did not offer the government's resignation to the King until the 18th, it is constitutionally still the same government as the one that started in 2014, albeit a heavily reshuffled government following the resignation of all N-VA ministers and secretaries of state.[1] Politically, however, it is in an entirely different situation, as it has no support from N-VA and thus operates as a new government. On 10 December, several parties had called for the government to propose a motion of confidence.[2][3] Michel attempted to continue with the minority cabinet with support from the centre-left opposi ...more...

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List of Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launches

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List of Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launches

Falcon 9 rocket family; from left to right: Falcon 9 v1.0, v1.1, v1.2 "Full Thrust", Block 5, and Falcon Heavy. Since their first mission in June 2010, rockets from the Falcon 9 family have been launched 70 times, with 68 full mission successes, one partial failure and one total loss of spacecraft. In addition, one rocket and its payload were destroyed on the launch pad in the fueling process before a static fire test. Designed and operated by private manufacturer SpaceX, the Falcon 9 rocket family includes the retired versions Falcon 9 v1.0, v1.1, and v1.2 "Full Thrust", along with the currently active Block 5 evolution. Falcon Heavy is a heavy-lift derivative of Falcon 9, combining a strengthened central core with two Falcon 9 first stages as side boosters.[1] The Falcon design features reusable first-stage boosters, landing either on a ground pad near the launch site, or on a drone ship at sea.[2] In December 2015, Falcon 9 became the first rocket to land propulsively after delivering a payload to orbit ...more...

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Skai TV Bombing

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Skai TV Bombing

Skai TV bombing was a terrorist attack against the headquarters of Skai TV that took place on 17 December 2018 in Neo Phalero, Greece.[1][2] References https://www.protothema.gr/greece/article/847905/ekrixi-ston-skai-pano-apo-5-kila-ekriktikon-hrisimopoiisan-oi-vomvistes/ http://www.kathimerini.gr/1000486/gallery/epikairothta/ellada/isxyrh-ekrh3h-vomvas-ston-skai---vinteo-ntokoymento ...more...

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December 2018 Venezuela earthquakes

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December 2018 Venezuela earthquakes

On December 27, 2018, at 4:59 a.m. local time, a 5.4 magnitude quake struck the region of Carabobo. Fatalities are likely, but the full impact of the earthquake is not yet known.[1] It was followed by a similar earthquake a few kilometres away about 25 minutes later, and had been preceded by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake in Sucre on December 24th.[2] The initial earthquake struck 4 km away from San Diego, at a depth of only 10 km, being felt more than 100 km away.[3] Though Interior Minister Néstor Reverol said that the earthquake had not caused any significant damage, images of completely destroyed buildings in and around San Diego and nearby city Valencia were shared. This included the debris of historic building facades in the old town.[4] See also List of earthquakes in 2018 List of earthquakes in Venezuela August 2018 Venezuela earthquakes References Millar, Joey (2018-12-27). "Venezuela earthquake: Carabobo ROCKED by 5.6 quake - 'It was so strong'". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-27. "M 4. ...more...

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2018 Northern Province floods (Sri Lanka)

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2018 Northern Province floods (Sri Lanka)

2018 Northern Province floods in Sri Lanka caused from heavy rainfall in five main districts of Northern Province including Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaithivu, Vavuniya and Kilinochchi beginning around 22 December 2018 on a full moon Poya Day.[1] As of 22 December according to Disaster Management Centre (DMC), more than 45000 people from mere nearly 14000 families were reported to have been affected.[2] According to the reports two casualties have been reported so far due to the flash floods.[3] The floods receded in all 5 main districts of the Northern Province with significant damages to agricultural crops.[4][5] As of 25 December 2018 (eve of Christmas), over 75000 people have been affected by the torrential rainfall and flash floods in the Northern part of the island.[6] More than 11000 people are staying in 35 evacuation centres.[7] The sluice gates of Iranamadu Tank tank were opened and the people near the Iranmadu area were safely evacuated. It was also revealed that the overflow of recently renovated Morag ...more...

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Kader Khan

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Kader Khan

Kader Khan (Pashto: قادر خان‎ Qâder Xân; 22 October 1937 – 31 December 2018) was an Afghan-born Indian-Canadian film actor, screenwriter, comedian, and director. As an actor, he appeared in over 300 films after his debut film in the 1973 film Daag, starring Rajesh Khanna, in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney.[2] He was also a prolific screenwriter for Bollywood films in the period 1970s to 1999 and wrote dialogues for 200 films. Khan graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated to Bombay University. Before entering the film industry in the early 1970s, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Mumbai, as a professor of Civil Engineering.[3] Early life and education Khan was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1937.[4][5] His father was Abdul Rahman Khan from Kandahar while his mother was Iqbal Begum from Pishin, British India (now in Balochistan, Pakistan). Khan had three brothers, Shams ur Rehman, Fazal Rehman and Habib ur Rehman.[6] He is an ethnic Pashtun of the Kakar tribe.[6] Khan was ...more...

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2019 New Year Honours

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2019 New Year Honours

The 2019 New Year Honours are appointments by some of the 16 Commonwealth realms to various orders and honours to recognise and reward good works by citizens of those countries. The New Year Honours are awarded as part of the New Year celebrations at the start of January and were officially announced in The London Gazette at 22:30 on 28 December 2018.[1] Australia, an independent Realm, has a separate honours system and its first honours of the year, the 2019 Australia Day Honours, coincide with Australia Day on 26 January. The recipients of honours are displayed as they were styled before their new honour and arranged by the country whose ministers advised The Queen on the appointments, then by the honour and by the honour's grade (i.e. Knight/Dame Grand Cross, Knight/Dame Commander etc.), and then by divisions (i.e. Civil, Diplomatic, and Military), as appropriate. United Kingdom Below are the individuals appointed by Elizabeth II in her right as Queen of the United Kingdom with honours within her own gi ...more...

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North Korea–South Korea relations

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un (left) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right), April 2018. North Korea–South Korea relations are the bilateral relations between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Formerly a single nation that was annexed by the Empire of Japan in 1910, the two nations have been divided since the end of World War II in 1945. North Korea is a one-party state run by the Kim dynasty. South Korea was formerly governed by one-party military dictatorships until 1987 when it held direct elections. Both nations claim the entire Korean peninsula. Both nations joined the United Nations in 1991 and are recognized by most member states. Since 1970s, both nations started informal diplomatic dialogues in order to ease military tensions. In 2000, President of South Korea Kim Dae-jung became the first president to visit North Korea, 55 years after the peninsula was divided. In 2018, beginning with North Korea's participation in the 2018 W ...more...

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Kidnapping of Jayme Closs

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Kidnapping of Jayme Closs

The kidnapping of Jayme Closs occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, October 15, 2018, in Barron, Wisconsin. Thirteen-year-old Jayme Lynn Closs was abducted from her family's home around 1:00 AM by an assailant who forced his way inside and fatally shot her father and mother.[2] Closs was taken to a cabin 70 miles (110 km) away in Gordon, Wisconsin and held in captivity for 88 days until she escaped and ran for help.[3][4] A suspect, Jake Thomas Patterson, was taken into custody and told police he kidnapped Closs and killed her parents.[5][6][1] He has been charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of kidnapping, and one count of armed burglary. Double homicide and kidnapping On Monday, October 15, 2018, at 12:53 AM, a 911 call was made from Closs family home using the cellular phone of Denise Closs.[7][8] While the caller did not speak with the operator, a disturbance and yelling was heard before the phone call was disconnected. When the dispatcher called the number ba ...more...

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2019 Australia package plot

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2019 Australia package plot

The 2019 Australia package plot was attempted in unknown circumstances at the international embassies and consulates in Melbourne and Canberra. The Emergency Management Victoria website showed firefighters were responding to reports of hazardous materials at the British consulate general in Collins Street and at several locations on St Kilda Road, in the vicinity of the US, Turkish, Italian, and Korean consulates. [1] References "Suspicious packages' found at consulates in Australia". ...more...

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Second inauguration of Nicolás Maduro

The second inauguration of Nicolás Maduro as President of Venezuela took place on Thursday, 10 January 2019. The inauguration involved the swearing-in of Nicolás Maduro for his second term, and, especially within the context of Maduro's election, has been controversial and contested by various figures and organizations. Election On 20 May 2018,[1] elections were held across Venezuela to elect the President to take office in January 2019. These elections should have been held as usual in December 2018, but had been rescheduled twice by Maduro — the incumbent — in a move that was seen as limiting the ability for other candidates to run.[2][3][4][5] The election saw a turnout of 25.8%,[6] as well as arbitrary disqualifications of Maduro's opposition.[7][8] It was also announced by the Constituent Assembly, which should not have had the power to do so.[9] The Constituent Assembly is a body created by Maduro as a substitute for the nation's actual legislative body, the National Assembly, since his party was in ...more...

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2019 Westboro Station bus crash

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2019 Westboro Station bus crash

At 3:50 pm EST, on January 11, 2019, an OC Transpo double-decker bus, operating on route 269 to Kanata, crashed on approach to Westboro Station by swerving and striking the bus shelter at the station. Part of the upper deck of the bus was torn off on impact, killing three people on board, as well as injuring 23 others.[1][2] The driver was arrested at the scene for failing to cooperate with police, and was released with no charges laid.[3] Investigation The Ottawa Police Service are leading the investigation into the collision and they have accepted an offer of help from the Transportation Safety Board, the national regulator, based on their engineering expertise in collision reconstruction and analysis of vehicle and road design. As the accident did not involve planes, trains, marine vessels or pipelines, the Transportation Safety Board does not have jurisdiction to lead the investigation or the ability to make national recommendations based on their findings. Investigators have ruled out impaired driving ...more...

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2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis

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2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis

A crisis concerning who is the legitimate President of Venezuela has been underway since 10 January 2019, when the opposition-majority National Assembly declared that incumbent Nicolás Maduro's 2018 reelection was invalid and the body declared its president, Juan Guaidó, to be acting president of the nation. The process and results of the May 2018 Venezuelan presidential election were widely disputed.[1] The National Assembly declared Maduro illegitimate on the day of his second inauguration, citing the 1999 Constitution of Venezuela enacted under Hugo Chávez, Maduro's predecessor; in response, the pro-Maduro Supreme Tribunal of Justice said the National Assembly's declaration was unconstitutional.[2] Special meetings in the Organization of American States (OAS) on 24 January and in the United Nations Security Council on 26 January were held but no consensus was reached. Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres called for dialogue.[4] Maduro's government states that the crisis is a "coup d' ...more...

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Tulsi Gabbard 2020 presidential campaign

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Tulsi Gabbard 2020 presidential campaign

The 2020 presidential campaign of Tulsi Gabbard, the U.S. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district, began on January 11, 2019.[3] Gabbard was the third office-holding Democrat to formally announce a campaign in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, following Maryland Rep. John Delaney and West Virginia State Sen. Richard Ojeda.[4] Gabbard campaigning in New Hampshire in February 2019 Background Gabbard had been a rising figure in the Democratic Party in the lead-up to the 2016 election cycle, when she served as Vice-Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). She was outspoken in her critique of the committee's decision to only hold six primary debates for the primaries. She was specifically critical of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She endorsed U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in the primary.[5] She had also been mentioned as a possible candidate in the 2020 election since at least 2016, when she gave a well-regarded speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, officially e ...more...

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Ed Buck

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Ed Buck

Edward Bernard Peter Buck (born Buckmelter, August 24 or 25, 1954), known as Ed Buck, is an American businessman, political activist and political fundraiser. A former model and actor, he made a significant amount of money running and selling the data service company Gopher Courier. He became involved in politics after the election of Evan Mecham as Governor of Arizona in 1986; Buck, an Arizona native, led the effort to recall him from office due to Mecham's perceived racism and corruption. (Mecham was impeached by the Arizona Senate in 1988 on the basis of various charges, including misusing government funds, before a recall election could occur.) The experience led Buck to change his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, and he has since donated heavily to Democratic politicians. In 2007, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for the city council of West Hollywood, California. Early life Ed Buck was born as Edward Bernard Peter Buckmelter on August 24 or 25, 1954, in Steubenville, Ohio.[1][2] He grew u ...more...

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Juan Guaidó

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Juan Guaidó

Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez (Venezuelan Spanish pronunciation:  (listen); born 28 July 1983)[2] is a Venezuelan politician who has been serving as President of the National Assembly of Venezuela and as the partially recognized acting President of Venezuela since January 2019. He is a member of the centrist social-democratic Popular Will party, and serves as a federal deputy to the National Assembly, representing the state of Vargas. During the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis, Guaidó took a public oath to serve as acting President of Venezuela, contesting the leadership of Nicolás Maduro. As of February 2019, his position on holding the acting presidency, based on an interpretation of Article 233 of the Constitution of Venezuela, has been recognized by more than 50 governments.[3][4] The Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) rejected the National Assembly decisions[5] while the Supreme Tribunal of Justice of Venezuela in exile welcomed him as acting president.[6] Shortly after Guaidó became President of the ...more...

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Tulsi Gabbard

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Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard (born April 12, 1981) is an American politician serving as the Democratic U.S. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2013. Gabbard was a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee until February 28, 2016, when she resigned to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Elected in 2012, she is the first Samoan-American member and the first Hindu member of the United States Congress. Gabbard served in a field medical unit of the Hawaii Army National Guard in a combat zone in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 and was deployed to Kuwait from 2008 to 2009. She previously served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004. When she was elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives at age 21, Gabbard was the youngest woman to be elected to a U.S. state legislature. Gabbard supports reproductive rights, abortion rights, Medicare for All, and same-sex marriage, and opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership. She was critical of US intervent ...more...

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Paweł Adamowicz

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Paweł Adamowicz

Paweł Bogdan Adamowicz (, 2 November 1965 – 14 January 2019) was a Polish politician and lawyer who served as Mayor of the city of Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, from 1998 until his assassination in 2019.[2] Adamowicz was one of the organizers of the 1988 Polish strikes before becoming the head of the strike committee. In 1990, he was elected to the Gdańsk City Council, chairing the body from 1994 during his second term and holding this post until 1998.[3] He was elected Mayor of Gdańsk in 1998 and reelected in 2002 with 72% of the vote.[4] In 2018, he was reelected as an Independent.[5] He was known as a liberal, progressive figure, speaking in support of LGBT rights, immigration, and minority groups such as Kashubians.[6] On 13 January 2019, Adamowicz was stabbed during a live charity event in Gdańsk by a former inmate, who had been released from prison a month prior to the assassination. Adamowicz died the following day from his injuries, at the age of 53. Early life and education Adamowicz was born i ...more...

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Andy Stern

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Andy Stern

Andrew L. Stern (born November 22, 1950) is the former president[3][4] of the then 2.2.million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU).[5][6] He is now President Emeritus of SEIU, which grew by more than 1.2 million workers during his tenure. Called a "courageous, visionary leader who charted a bold new course for American unionism," [7] Stern has been featured on 60 Minutes[8] and CNN,[9] as Fox News Power Player of the Week[10] and on the covers of the New York Times Magazine,[11] Fortune,[12] and Businessweek.[13] Under Stern's leadership SEIU became the largest union in the AFL-CIO, and the fastest growing union in the world. Then after promoting a debate on the future of American labor, in a bold move, SEIU left the AFL-CIO with six (6) other unions and formed a new labor alliance-Change to Win.[14][15] Stern was a senior fellow at Columbia University.,[16] and is now a Senior Fellow at the Economic Security Project. Stern has been described by CBS News as the "most important labor boss in A ...more...

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2019 Saha Airlines Boeing 707 crash

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2019 Saha Airlines Boeing 707 crash

[Full screen] On 14 January 2019, a Boeing 707 operated by Saha Airlines on a cargo flight crashed at Fath Air Base, near Karaj, Alborz Province in Iran. Fifteen of the sixteen people on board were killed. Aircraft The aircraft involved was a Boeing 707-3J9C, c/n 21128, registration EP-CPP.[1] The aircraft was owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force and had been leased to Saha Airlines.[2] The aircraft was 42 years old at the time.[3] The aircraft had first flown on 19 November 1976 and was delivered that month to the Imperial Iranian Air Force as 5-8312. It had been transferred to Saha Airlines on 27 February 2000 and was re-registered EP-SHK. It was substantially damaged by an uncontained engine failure on 3 August 2009 whilst on a flight from Ahvaz International Airport to Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran. An emergency landing was made at Ahvaz; the aircraft was subsequently repaired. It was returned to the IRIAF in December 2015 and returned to Saha Airlines in May 2016, registered EP-CPP ...more...

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Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla

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Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla

Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla (born 1 May 1970) is a Spanish politician and member of the People's Party, currently President of the PP Andalusian branch.[1] He represented Cantabria Province in the Spanish Congress of Deputies from 2000 to 2004 and Malaga Province from 2007 to 2011. He has also been a member of the Senate of Spain and Parliament of Andalusia. References Cabello, Alberto (23 October 2017). "El candidato a la alcaldía de Sevilla será quien más garantías nos dé". El Correo (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 November 2017. ...more...

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Marzieh Hashemi

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Marzieh Hashemi

Marzieh Hashemi (Persian: مرضیه هاشمی‎; birthname Melanie Franklin, (born 21 December 1959) is an American-Iranian journalist and television presenter. She is a natural-born citizen of the United States and a naturalized citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran. She is employed by the Iranian state run Press TV news agency and serves as the editor-in-chief of Mahjubah magazine.[2] On January 15, 2019, Hashemi was arrested by the FBI while boarding a St. Louis flight to visit her son in Denver.[3] The cause for her arrest was initially unknown, but according to subsequent court documents she was being held as a material witness for a federal investigation.[4] Following testimony before a federal grand jury in Washington D.C., Hashemi was released on 23 January 2019.[5][6] Personal background Hashemi was born in New Orleans, United States.[7] She was born into a Christian African-American family.[8] She was a student in the field of broadcasting in 1979, when the Iranian revolution happened, as a result of wh ...more...

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Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization

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Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization

Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization is a project by NIST to standardize post-quantum cryptography.[1] 23 signature schemes were submitted, 59 encryption/KEM schemes were submitted[2] by the initial submission deadline at the end of 2017, of which 69 total were deemed complete and proper and participated in the first round. 26 of these have advanced to the second round (17 encryption/key-establishment and 9 signature schemes). Round Two Candidates moving on the to second round were announced on January 30, 2019. They are:[3] Type PKE/KEM Signature Lattice CRYSTALS-KYBER[4] FrodoKEM[5] LAC NewHope[6] NTRU (merger of NTRUEncrypt and NTRU-HRSS-KEM)[7] NTRU Prime[8] Round5 (merger of Round2 and Hila5, announced 4 August 2018)[9] SABER Three Bears[10] CRYSTALS-DILITHIUM[4] FALCON[11] qTESLA[12] Code-based BIKE[13] Classic McEliece HQC[14] LEDAcrypt (merger of LEDAkem[15] and LEDApkc[16]) NTS-KEM[17] ROLLO (merger of Ouroboros-R, LAKE and LOCKER) [18] RQ ...more...

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Julien Nkoghe Bekale

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Julien Nkoghe Bekale

Julien Nkoghe Bekale (born 23 August 1958) is a Gabonese politician who is currently the prime minister of Gabon. In the aftermath of the 2019 Gabonese coup d'état attempt, he was appointed prime minister by president Ali Bongo Ondimba[1] on 12 January 2019. Political career Bekale is a member of the Gabonese Democratic Party. He has served ministerial positions under both Ali Bongo and Omar Bongo, such as minister for oil, gas, and hydrocarbons[2] in 2009 and for transport and equipment in 2011.[3][4] Prime Minister of Gabon After taking office as prime minister, Bekale has named Emmanuel Norbert Tony Ondo Mba as the new energy minister, but did not make other changes to the government.[5] He made the announcement naming his complete government on 12 January 2019 in Rabat, Morocco.[6] References "Gabon: Julien Nkoghe Bekale becomes the new Prime Minister". January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019. "Gabon names new Prime Minister as Bongo seeks return to stability". January 12, 2019. Retrieved ...more...

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Juan Manuel Moreno

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Juan Manuel Moreno

Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla (born 1 May 1970) is a Spanish politician and member of the People's Party, currently and since 18 January 2019 President of the Regional Government of Andalusia as well as President of the PP Andalusian branch.[1] He represented the Cantabria constituency in the Spanish Congress of Deputies from 2000 to 2004 and the Málaga constituency from 2007 to 2011. He has also been a member of the Senate of Spain and Parliament of Andalusia. Early life and education Born in Barcelona (Catalonia) in 1970 as the second child of two Andalusian immigrants (Juan Moreno & María Bonilla) originating from the Malaga province town of Alhaurín el Grande, Juan Manuel Moreno was only three months old when his family returned to its homeland, where he spent his childhood.[2] Moreno acquired his bachelor's degree in Protocol and Institutional Relations at Camilo José Cela University (UCJC).[3] Political career Moreno started his career in the realm of politics when he ran, as a 24 year-old, in the ...more...

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Rome Italy Temple

The Rome Italy Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Rome, Italy. The intent to construct the temple was announced on 4 October 2008, by church president Thomas S. Monson during a session of the church's general conference. The temple will serve church members in Greece, Cyprus, Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia, as well as the more than 22,000 Italian church members.[2] Monson presided at a groundbreaking ceremony, to signify the beginning of construction, on 23 October 2010, with the temple dedicated in March 2019 following completion.[3][4] History Mayor Gianni Alemanno visiting the community of Rome (2013) On 4 October 2008, Monson announced the plans to build a temple in Rome, Italy.[2] The temple site was purchased by the church during the late 1990s and was originally the site of a home; which was razed during the fall of 2009.[5] In preparation for the construction, and as part of the permit process, all potential building ...more...

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Emiliano Sala

Emiliano Raúl Sala Taffarel (Spanish pronunciation: ; 31 October 1990 – 21 January 2019) was an Argentine professional footballer who played as a forward. After playing youth football in Argentina and following a short spell in Portugal's regional leagues, Sala began his professional career in France with Bordeaux, making his professional debut in February 2012. After struggling to break into the first team, he was loaned out to Championnat National side Orléans and Ligue 2 side Niort in consecutive seasons. He enjoyed prolific spells with both clubs, scoring 39 goals between them, before returning to Bordeaux. After initially being promised an increased role after his successful loans, Sala fell out of favour again, and instead, joined fellow Ligue 1 side Caen on loan. In 2015, he signed for Nantes on a permanent basis. With Nantes, he made more than 100 appearances in Ligue 1, and achieved a successful goalscoring record, finishing as the club's top goalscorer for three consecutive seasons. His form promp ...more...

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Venezuela

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Venezuela

Venezuela ( (listen); American Spanish:  (listen)), officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela),[7] is a country on the northern coast of South America, consisting of a continental landmass and a large number of small islands and islets in the Caribbean Sea. The capital and largest urban agglomeration is the city of Caracas. It has a territorial extension of 916,445 km2 (353,841 sq mi). The continental territory is bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Colombia, Brazil on the south, Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east and on the east by Guyana. With this last country, the Venezuelan government maintains a claim for Guayana Esequiba over an area of 159,542 km2 (61,600 sq mi). For its maritime areas, it exercises sovereignty over 71,295 km2 (27,527 sq mi) of territorial waters, 22,224 km2 (8,581 sq mi) in its contiguous zone, 471,507 km2 (182,050 sq mi) of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean under the concept of ...more...

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Bryan Singer

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Bryan Singer

Bryan Jay Singer (born September 17, 1965)[1] is an American director, producer and writer of film and television. He is the founder of Bad Hat Harry Productions and has produced or co-produced almost all of the films he has directed. Singer wrote and directed his first film in 1988 after graduating from a university. His film, Public Access (1993), was a co-winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. In the mid-1990s, Singer received critical acclaim for directing the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995), which starred Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, and Benicio del Toro. He followed this with another thriller, Apt Pupil (1998), an adaptation of a Stephen King novella about a boy's fascination with a Nazi war criminal. In the 2000s, he became known for big budget superhero films such as X-Men (2000), for which Singer won the 2000 Saturn Award for Best Direction, its sequel X2 (2003), and Superman Returns (2006). He then directed the World War II historical t ...more...

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Mike Ertel

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Mike Ertel

Michael Ertel (born November 29, 1969) is an American politician who served as the 29th Secretary of State of Florida. A Republican, Ertel previously served as Supervisor of Elections for Seminole County, Florida, a position which he was first appointed to by Governor Jeb Bush in February 2005. Ertel resigned as Secretary of State after less than a month in office after photos of Ertel dressed in blackface surfaced. Biography Ertel was born in Jacksonville, and grew up in Seminole County, attending Lake Howell High School and then later the University of Maryland University College and the Defense Information School. He served in the United States Army, first in the Infantry and then as a public affairs representative, and took part in Army operations during the 1992 Los Angeles riots; during Operation Able Sentry, in which the United States established a base in Macedonia to monitor sanctions against Serbia; and in Bosnia during the Bosnian War. In Army, he earned the Meritorious Service Madal, Army Commen ...more...

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2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings

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2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings

On the morning of January 27, 2019, two bombs exploded at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu, in the Philippines. Twenty people were killed and 102 others injured.[3] The bombings took place a week after the autonomy plebiscite held on January 21 for the creation of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. It is believed that the attacks were carried out by the Abu Sayyaf, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte responded by issuing an "all-out war" directive against the Abu Sayyaf. The bombings were widely condemned by neighboring and distant countries, local and foreign organizations all issuing condemnations and condolences to the victims of the cathedral attack. Background The bombings took place a week after the first part of an autonomous plebiscite held on January 21 for the creation of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR). This region will include all of Sulu Province, including the capital city of Jolo. Jolo is known to be a strongho ...more...

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