Monthly Archives: August 2021

How the Instagram star helped save dozens of Afghanistan

Dozens of desperate Afghans who tried to flee the Taliban before Tuesday’s deadline for the US withdrawal from Kabul managed to reach safety with the help of an unexpected location: Instagram influencer Quentin Quarantino. Quarantino is the alter ego of Tommy Marcus, 25, of New York City, previously best known for his liberal memes and jokes about opponents of Covid-19 …

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Seven books (none of them by Khaled Hosseini)

As the Taliban stormed into major cities in Afghanistan to regain political control after the US withdrawal, citizens and residents feared the return of hard-line Islamic rule. Although the Taliban have promised more moderate rule – and respect for women’s rights – most are skeptical and wonder what the future holds for them, especially women who fear losing the basic …

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Where wealthy Chinese travelers are going during the pandemic

(CNN) – The sandy shores of Sanya. The mountains of Yunnan. Giant pandas sanctuaries in Sichuan. Wealthy Chinese travelers may not be able to travel overseas easily these days, but there is no shortage of attractive travel destinations in their own backyards. And it looks like the country is gearing up for another domestic travel boom ahead of Golden Week …

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How Jairam Ramesh Describes the Meaning of “The Light of Asia”

Jairam Ramesh is a well-known author of books on Indian politics, politicians and international affairs. Although The Light of Asia departs considerably from his previous writings thematically, it preserves Ramesh’s signature embrace for archival research and his zeal for storytelling. The story he tells this time is not about a person or an event, but about the world life of …

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Kulbir Kaur | The Undoubted Benefits of Being a Sneaky Basenji

Those who dare to question powers were previously labeled “anti-social”, now they are “anti-national” Sigmund Freud called America a “giant mistake” when he and Carl Jung went to Clark University to lecture. (America in 1909 had appeared to him as merchant and devoid of intellectual essence.) My “giant mistakes”, on the other hand, concern my inability to continue transforming into …

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Smithfield launches casual dress code

08/25/2021 SMITHFIELD – Smithfield school administrators have said they have higher priorities than making sure students adhere to a strict dress code as they announced relaxed dress code rules at the school committee meeting in last Monday evening. Smithfield High School principal Dan Kelley said students are now allowed to wear shirts with spaghetti straps under the new rules. They …

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Elon University / Today at Elon / Pamela Winfield publishes a chapter on Buddhist “art”, museums

Winfield, professor of Buddhist studies at Elon, offers an examination of the “tensions and tactics” of displaying Buddhist visual culture. Buddhist Studies professor Pamela Winfield has contributed to “Secularizing Buddhism: New Perspectives on a Dynamic Tradition,” edited by Richard Payne and published by Shambhala Press. His chapter on “Curating Culture: The Secularization of Buddhism Through Museum Display” examines the tensions …

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AMU students condemn VC for condolences on death of Kalyan Singh

An unsavory controversy has erupted at Aligarh Muslim University with university students criticizing Vice-Chancellor Professor Tariq Mansoor for mourning the death of the former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh and posted a message of condolence. Hateful posters were put up on the university campus by the students condemning the rector for an “act” which they described as “shameful and hurtful …

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Posters criticize AMU VC for expressing condolences on death of former CM | Latest India News

Agra: Posters against the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Professor Tariq Mansoor, for expressing their condolences on the death of the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Kalyan Singh, appeared on the university campus, urging the state government to warn against strict measures against those who “” think Talibani “after examining the case. The posters, which appeared Monday …

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PLA Military Command in Tibet Holds Large-Scale Joint Exercises in Plateau Region

A main battle tank attached to a combined arms regiment of the PLA Military Command in Nanjiang spits fire at a military firing range in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on July 26, 2021 (eng.chinamil.com. cn / Photo by Tang Yayun) The Tibet Military Command of the China People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently held large-scale joint exercises in a snow-covered …

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Production of “The Untitled Cabrini Film” by Alejandro Monteverde begins | New

BUFFALO, NY – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Aug 25, 2021– Principal shooting is underway on the film by director Alejandro Monteverde, winner of the TIFF “People’s Choice Award” The untitled Cabrini film in Buffalo, New York. Production will end in Rome, Italy, in early fall. Cabrini’s untitled film, based on a story by Alejandro Monteverde (Sound of freedom, Bella) and Rod …

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Quads: the heart of the campus

Quads are the heart of the campus, a central gathering space usually anchored in the main buildings of an institution. They also contribute a great deal to the character and identity of a campus and a university. Usually shaped like rectangles, anything can happen in well-maintained areas, usually located in the center of campus. Students, staff and faculty can meet …

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A teenager accused of religious conversion detained | Kanpur News

Kanpur: Police arrested a teenager on Sunday who, along with two other people, was charged with forced religious conversion. The arrest was made following a complaint from a local resident about whom residents had paraded an electric rickshaw shooter through the streets and publicly assaulted him on August 11. Police are looking for two other people on the run, including …

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Sri Lanka welcomes India’s “continued support” to fight COVID; Offer of $ 15 million to improve religion – The New Indian Express

Through PTI COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Minister GL Peiris on Monday appreciated India’s “continued support” to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the $ 15 million offer to preserve and promote Buddhist cultural sites in the island nation. During a meeting between Peiris and Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay here, the two sides stressed the crucial importance of …

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Croatia’s Balkanization and Capitalization – People’s World

The waterfront and hotels for foreign tourists in Opatija, Croatia, on its beautiful Adriatic coastline. Darko Bandic | PA It is today one of the flagships of world tourism. The Dalmatian coast of the still newly formed country of Croatia is back with tourist figures this summer starting to reach pre-COVID levels in a paradise that boasts the sparkling turquoise …

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Meet a Chinese family with Tibetan, Naxi, Lisu, and Han members

02:33 “Happy families are all alike”, but one of these families from the community of Beimen, in the city of Shangri-La, in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Deqen, in the province of Yunnan (southwest China), obviously has its unique characteristics. First of all, it’s a big family, with over 15 family members from four generations living together. Second, family members …

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Album review: Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson – Refuge

Austin Wood August 22, 2021 – 12:00 Good for the refuge, and little else Health food stores, Birkenstocks and incense are just a few things Devendra Banhart references when discussing his latest project, Refuge, produced with the help of producer and longtime friend Noah Georgeson. These are proper cues for an album as hippy as this – you can practically …

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Opinions of our readers 23 August 2021

Taliban make clear their intentions While reports of 150 Indians intercepted on their way to the airport by the Taliban triggered fear and anxiety are indisputable, it has revealed the truth that not only the moderate Taliban are a ‘smokescreen’, but also far. In fact, interrogation of the abducted Indians made it clear that Indians are no longer wanted there …

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Rejected on the first day of school because I use a wheelchair

What’s wrong? is a Stuff disability podcast produced with support from NZ On Air. In the seven-part series, hosts Olivia Shivas, Rebecca Dubber and guests address the big questions about living with a disability. They discuss sex, religion, disabled parking – and how to push back on outrageous issues. Listen to it here. OPINION: It was my first day of …

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Car traffic disrupted on the Hindustan-Tibet national highway at HP

No more news August 23, 2021 | 00:22 Ujjain, Aug 22 (UNI) The National Security Law was invoked against four people who were subsequently jailed for three months for brandishing pro-Pakistan slogans on Thursday during a procession of a certain community in the colony from Geeta to Ujjain, official sources said on Sunday. . Collector Ashish Singh initiated the action …

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Speakers at prayer vigil for Afghan refugees explain how the Utahns can help

Nine-year-old Arya Mustafawi has a message for Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox: “I want to bring my cousins ​​from Afghanistan back to America to keep them away from the Taliban. She also wants all the children to have the same education she received, and said that it “hurts my heart every time I hear the news of [Afghanistan]. “ Arya’s …

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Zhongyuan Festival: How to mark China’s “ghost festival”

Lanterns float on the Wanquan River in Qionghai, southern China’s Hainan province, September 2, 2020. / CFP Lanterns float on the Wanquan River in Qionghai, southern China’s Hainan province, September 2, 2020. / CFP The Zhongyuan festival has several names. Followers of Buddhism call it Ullambana, while many people in China call it the “Ghost Festival”. It falls on the …

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Cork legend Ben O’Connor believes rebels can dethrone Limerick

Conversation with Ben O’Connor who sometimes looks like Cork. Yes, the three-time winner All-Ireland believes Cork has more than a chance to defeat the All-Ireland champions and put a dent in their aura of invincibility, recalling another team in another code. He draws that parallel with a smile, but in a week in which Cork appears in three All-Ireland finals …

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“Kalyan Singh was a symbol of faith for the people”: Prime Minister Modi pays last tribute to former UP CM in Lucknow: The Tribune India

Kalyan Singh was “symbol of faith” for people, says Prime Minister Modi Lucknow, August 22 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh was a valued figure and a capable leader who has become a “symbol of faith” for the people. Modi was speaking to reporters after paying a final tribute to the …

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Tibet witnessing decrease in desertification and sandification

The city of Shannan, a semi-arid region in the Southeast Tibet Autonomous Region, is working on a desertification control program covering more than 3,200 hectares. Since 2005, the county government has promoted the agriculture and ranching sectors in this region, helping nearly 2,000 local farmers find employment. According to statistics, desertification in the region decreased by 92,000 hectares between 2004 …

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Soap in Brazil: Congress impeached MP accused of killing her husband she adopted as a teenager

Even the best Brazilian soap opera hasn’t received so much encouragement. A story that mixes religion, politics, evangelical pastors, orgies, bloody rituals, mass adoptions, financial problems and contract murder has left the whole country speechless. Reality beats any scenario. Congress deleted this Wednesday to the federal deputy and evangelical pastor Flordelis dos Santos de Souza, an enigmatic lawmaker involved in …

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How a patriarchal state punishes parents who fail to watch over their daughters

Four men, including a Brahmin priest, have been accused of raping and murdering a nine-year-old Dalit child in a crematorium in the nation’s capital on August 1, and then cremating her following protests from her mother. Less than a year ago, in September 2020, four upper caste men were arrested for raping a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. …

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Chinese Embassy in India opposes meeting between US Ambassador and Dalai Lama representative, urges US to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs

Illustration: Liu Rui / GT The Chinese Embassy in India has strongly opposed repeated acts of provocation by the United States after its Ambassador to India met Ngodup Dongchung, representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi and said that the United States respected “the Dalai Lama’s vision for equal human rights ”. The so-called “Tibetan government in exile” is …

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Activists challenge US broadcaster of Beijing Olympics

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMHALA, August 9: Dozens of Tibetan, Uyghur and Hong Kong activists entered the premises of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) studios New York merchandise store at Rockefeller Center on Sunday. Activists staged a flash mob to protest and call on NBC not to broadcast the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics slated for February. Led by the organization Students …

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Special Buddhist and Hindu prayers in India for the welfare of Sri Lanka and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Colombo, August 9 (newsin.asia): The Mahabodhi Society in India held a Sri Lanka-India Ashirvada Puja on Monday at Mulagandhakuti Vihara in Sarnath for the prosperity and welfare of the people of Sri Lanka and also to mark the first anniversary of the swearing-in of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Subscribe to the most important and interesting stories …

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David Bouchier: a gift from the past

Few things are so deeply rooted in human nature as the idea of ​​property. One of the first words a child learns is “mine”. Our whole civilization is based on the right to own and own property. 18th century philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau argued that property is the source of all our inequalities, conflicts and wars. A garden fence or …

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Justin Burns running for Principal of St. Clair County Schools

Justin Burns announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination Thursday as superintendent of the St. Clair County school system. Burns made the announcement during a meeting of young Republicans from St. Clair County in Pell City at the City Market Grill. “30 years ago our family moved to St Clair,” said Burns. “It gives us the opportunity to give back. …

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This Jerusalema dance by religious in India is perhaps the best yet

The tribute to Indian health workers is magnificent and uplifting! Social media has been abuzz with various renditions of the popular song “Jerusalem” by Master KG, and religious from all over the world joined in the joyous dance, making us smile. These clerics from India, however, really added something special to the dance. A video was posted by Varapuzha Basilica …

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Integration or intimidation? – The Organization for World Peace

President Xi Jinping, along with several other senior Chinese government and military officials, paid a visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region on July 23.rd. This visit, the first that Xi has made to Tibet since taking office, coincides with the 70e anniversary of the forced peace agreement between Tibet and invading China. Xi visited several controversial Tibetan environmental, cultural and …

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Ezekiel a hero for trying to save siblings

New Sean douglas An hour ago Porters carrying the small coffin of one of three children who perished in a house fire at Rookery Kook in Maraval in front of Rock Church in Morvant after the funeral service. – SUREASH CHOLAI EZEKIEL BURKE, 17, died a hero while trying to save his two younger siblings, Faith, six, and Kayden, three, …

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Fasting May Have Become a Health Fad, But Religious Communities Have Been Doing It For Millennia | Religion

The practice of fasting has entered popular culture in recent years as a way to shed extra pounds. Featured in the bestselling book “The Fast Diet”, he advocates eating normally on certain days of the week while drastically reducing calories on the remaining days. Fasting has been shown to improve metabolism, prevent or slow disease, and possibly increase lifespan. But …

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Beijing forces Tibetan students to submit to military

Lahasa [Tibet] Aug 7 (ANI): Chinese authorities of the Tibet Autonomous Corps force school students to undergo military training during their vacation to indoctrinate them into the ideology of the ruling Communist Party of China, Radio Free Asia reported citing Tibetan sources. As part of Beijing’s plan to weaken cultural ties, the students are sent to Lhasa and several other …

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2012 attack: Biden remembers victims of Oak Creek Gurdwara shooting

Admitting that there has been an increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans, US President Joe Biden mourned the loss of Sikhs in a shootout by a white supremacist in a Gurdwara in Wisconsin ago nine years. “That day in 2012 I was with another friend who is half Sikh – he’s a Sikh. And we were dealing with 10 …

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Ulverston Conishead Priory holds its first Buddhist festival in 1994

The first day of a large Buddhist gathering was held on Friday July 29, 1994, at the Manjushri Center in Conishead Priory, on the Furness Peninsula near Ulverston. PRAYER: Joanne Geekie and Kelsang Dawa in the garden during the two-week festival at the Manjushri Buddhist Center at Conishead Priory in 1994 The festival was to bring together people from as …

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The Institute of Buddhist Studies becomes a member school of the Graduate Theological Union

The Institute of Buddhist Studies (SCI) announced that they have become the last member school of the Graduate Theological Union (CGU) in one press release released Thursday. IBS has been working with GTU as an affiliate for 36 years. “The contributions of IBS are crucial to GTU’s goals of interfaith and interdisciplinary scholarship and activism,” said Dr. Elizabeth Peña, Acting …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues combine tradition and future

Tradition and modernity are never far away in Tokyo, the Japanese capital, where ryokas, teahouses and ancient shrines rub shoulders with glass skyscrapers, capsule hotels and robot cafes. Northampton, MA –News Direct– International Olympic Committee Tradition and modernity are never far away in Tokyo, the Japanese capital, where ryokas, teahouses and ancient shrines rub shoulders with glass skyscrapers, capsule hotels …

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Borders on religious places, schools from September

Tamil Nadu has extended its Covid-19 lockdown until August 23 with new restrictions. While the government now plans to reopen schools to certain standards from September, religious places have also come under new restrictions. What the new guidelines imply: ‣ All religious places will be closed three days a week – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ‣ The government plans to …

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Tiny barley grains reveal decades of transformation in Tibet

Tibetans plant mountain barley in Nyingchi town, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, March 2018. / VCG Tibetans plant mountain barley in Nyingchi town, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, March 2018. / VCG Known as the roof of the world, the Tibetan Plateau, with its extreme altitudes, relentless winds and harsh climate, can be uninhabitable for humans. Barley, which is frost …

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Bangladeshi Christians live in fear after mob attacks

Ethnic Christians in a remote and hilly village in Bangladesh are under pressure from Buddhists to renounce their faith after two mob attacks severely damaged a Baptist church, a pastor said. Bawm Tribal Baptist Church in Sundrapara village, Rangamati district, was attacked on July 15 and 22 by dozens of black-masked men, said Jyotilaso Chakma, the church’s senior pastor. The …

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Parents in Wisconsin are fed up with schools’ attempts to brainwash children

Parents in Wisconsin are fed up with attempts by their school districts to indoctrinate their children, and they’re not going to be silent any longer. For months, parents in the state’s largest suburban GOP stronghold, outside of Milwaukee, tried to push the creeping turn of the Elmbrook school district to the left. Now they are asking other residents to sign …

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Apex court said – The New Indian Express

By PTI COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka has opened an investigation into the 1987 massacre of Buddhist monks by Tamil separatists from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which attacked a bus and killed 31 people, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil (LTTE) said on Tuesday, Supreme Court of the country. The attorney general’s attorney told the Supreme Court that …

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How Faith and Politics Mix in Vaccines

Speaking to the CoWIN Global Conclave last month, Prime Minister Modi announced that the CoWin app will soon be made open source and available to all countries. While the Prime Minister wants to present the vaccine booking app as a model of some sort to the world, his reviews at home are far from impressive. As of August 2, it …

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It’s no fun: a guide to jokes and humor at work

When I had my first job after college, about 30 years ago, my boss was a woman who was also called Michele. To set us apart, coworkers started calling us Big Michele and Little Michele (she was tall, I wasn’t), and even worse, Old Michele and Young Michele. I felt bad with those rankings, but being in my early twenties, …

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India should express clearer commitment to Tibetans – The Diplomat

File photo of an exiled Tibetan activist participating in a Tibetan Youth Congress street protest calling for a boycott of Chinese goods in Dharamsala, India, June 16, 2020. Credit: AP Photo / Ashwini Bhatia Publicity Among the many commitments that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently made in New Delhi, two stood out. At a roundtable gathering around seven …

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