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  • Meriam Ibrahim is role model of the year

    12/24/2014 12:53:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/24/14 | Terence Jeffrey
    n a year when some of the most exalted public figures in the United States distinguished themselves by advancing unjust causes or cowardly refusing to seriously resist them, a pregnant mother imprisoned in Sudan with her 18-month-old American son set a standard for saintly courage. Meriam Ibrahim is the role model of the year. When a Sudanese court told Meriam she must renounce her Catholic faith and convert to Islam or be hung by the neck until dead, she gave a non-negotiable answer: No. Meriam was born in Sudan to a Christian mother and a Muslim father — who abandoned...
  • First Lady Birthday Tweet to Beyonce: ´You´re an Incredible Role Model´

    09/04/2014 8:57:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 9/4/14 | Kelli Serio
    Michelle Obama, also known as @FLOTUS on social media, sent a birthday tweet to her role model and friend, Beyoncé, this afternoon. Happy Birthday, @Beyonce! You´re an incredible role model, a phenomenal mother, and a wonderful friend. Hope you have an amazing day! –mo — The First Lady (@FLOTUS) September 4, 2014-The duo are reportedly ´BFFs,´ or ´Bigtime Famous Friends.´ The "Drunk in Love" star sang at President Obama´s first inaugural ball and also serenaded guests at the first lady´s 50th birthday celebration earlier this year. "FLOTUS" even took her daughters to a Jay Z concert in July, following a...
  • Hospitalised French first lady accused of using 'emotional blackmail' to keep glamorous role..

    01/13/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | Sam Greenhill, Peter Allen and Amanda Williams
    Francois Hollande’s trysts with his French actress mistress took place in a Paris flat, registered to a convicted criminal with mafia links, it has been revealed. The 59-year-old president has reportedly been seeing Julie Gayet, a 41-year-old actress who has been conducting a secret affair with the Socialist head of state since last year. The revelations come as France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler is expected to leave hospital today, where she was admitted after collapsing with 'shock and exhaustion' upon discovering the affair.
  • Man with ties to Boston bombing suspect admits role in 2011 murders; shot during FBI questioning

    05/22/2013 2:31:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/22/13 | Richard Esposito, Pete Williams and Matthew DeLuca
    Dead Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and another man — who was killed by the FBI on Wednesday — murdered three people in Massachusetts after a drug deal went wrong in 2011, law enforcement sources tell NBC News. Sources say that what began as a drug ripoff ended in a triple homicide when Tsarnaev and friend Ibragim Todashev realized their victims would later be able to identify them. Todashev was killed by a federal agent while giving a statement on his role on Wednesday in Orlando, Fla. The man who was shot, Todashev, 27, allegedly attacked an agent with a...
  • You Choose - "VANITY"

    11/22/2011 10:24:38 AM PST · by Logic n' Reason · 11 replies
    11/22/11 | Logic n reason
    A choice for all of you....
  • Al Sharpton's True Role in Crown Heights: Yankel Rosenbaum's Brother Speaks Out

    08/24/2011 9:18:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 8/24/11 | Norman Rosenbaum and Isaac Abraham
    On Sunday, Rev. Al Sharpton gave his version of what happened 20 years ago in Crown Heights. But although he purports to have reflected on and learned from the riots, the truth is his recollection is egregiously distorted and sanitized. Sharpton's motivation for expressing his opinion at this time is unimportant; the fact that he has chosen to do so bestows a responsibility on us all to ensure that the truth is not sacrificed in the telling of our history. Sharpton says that with the virtue of hindsight, he would have done some things differently - stating that "we," meaning...
  • Arabs' role in civilization stressed

    12/08/2010 9:43:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    ny times ^ | 12/9/10 | Kim Severson & Robbie Brown
    Beirut - Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, chairman of the Arab Thought Foundation (ATF), has urged Arabs to play an effective role in the making of human civilization. Addressing ATF’s annual conference here, he commended the innovative initiatives made by Arabs in various fields that include modern technology. Prince Khaled also emphasized the importance of interfaith and cultural dialogue initiated by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah. (Snip) Speaking about Arabs’ role in civilization, the prince said: “Arabs have an important role to play in planning the world’s future in the light of its role in the past.”
  • Wellesley schools chief apologizes for students' role in Muslim prayer service

    09/16/2010 5:22:39 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 32 replies
    Boston.com ^ | September 16, 2010 | Erica Noonan
    <p>WELLESLEY — Wellesley’s school superintendent apologized today for allowing middle school students to participate in a prayer service during a field trip to a Roxbury mosque last spring. The apology to parents came after a group critical of the Islamic Society of Boston Community Center — New England’s largest mosque and Muslim cultural center — released a 10-minute long video featuring footage of Wellesley students bowing their heads during a prayer service.</p>
  • Iconic John Wayne Role Redone

    08/19/2010 3:19:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo ^ | 8/19/10 | Jonathan Crow
    In 1969, John Wayne played Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit" -- a grizzled, drunken U.S. Marshal hired by a 14-year-old girl to track down her father's killer. The role ended up winning the aging Western star his first and only Oscar, prompting him to make a rare sequel -- "Rooster Cogburn" -- opposite Katherine Hepburn in 1975. The image of Wayne's craggy, eye-patched visage from "True Grit" has become a cinematic icon. So film mavens everywhere were taken aback when it was announced last year that Joel and Ethan Coen would been making their own version of "True Grit." But...
  • Role reversal Saudi comedy provokes anger among male population

    08/18/2010 10:13:29 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 36 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/17/10 | Richard Spencer
    A role reversal comedy shown on Saudi television in which a woman marries four husbands has hit the very nerve it satirised - male pride and double standards.The comedy was an episode in Saudi Arabia’s most celebrated satirical series, Tash Ma Tash or No Big Deal, a take-off of social prejudices shown annually during the holy month of Ramadan. The central character takes four husbands, explaining herself using the conventional arguments Saudi men use to exercise their legal and religious privilege of marrying four times. When she remarries for the first time she complains that her existing husband has...
  • Oakland's Mayor Dellums to KTVU's Shandobil: "Who the (blank) are you to decide my role?"

    06/22/2010 1:08:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 6/22/10 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums doesn't seem to do much on the job these days -- but he went into meltdown Monday when veteran KTVU political reporter Randy Shandobil had the temerity to ask why he's been missing in action as one of the most crime-challenged cities in the nation faces a devastating layoff of a quarter of its police force."Who the (blank) are you to decide what my role is?" a raging Dellums told Shandobil in a phone call Monday, after the Oakland-based reporter showed up at City Hall to ask why Dellums has been seen at high profile boxing...
  • Top Leaders at Goldman Had a Role in Mortgage Unit

    04/19/2010 9:56:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 424+ views
    ny times ^ | 4/19/10 | Louise Story
    Tensions were rising inside Goldman Sachs. It was late 2006, and an argument had broken out inside the Wall Street bank’s prized mortgage unit — a dispute that would reach all the way up to the executive suite. One camp of traders was insisting that the American housing market was safe. Another thought it was poised for collapse. Among those who saw disaster looming were an effusive young Frenchman, Fabrice P. Tourre, and his quiet colleague, Jonathan M. Egol, the mastermind behind a series of mortgage deals known as the Abacus investments. Their elite mortgage unit is now at the...
  • McChrystal Urges Troops to Serve as Role Models

    03/02/2010 5:10:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 174+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 2, 2010 – As more U.S. and coalition troops arrive in Afghanistan, their top commander there has some requests for them: Recognize the impact of every action you take, and serve as role models for Afghan security forces as they build leaders and weed out corruption from their ranks. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal urged troops to keep a clear-eyed focus on the mission – and to be cognizant that it’s not about conventional warfare. “This is not that. This is a war for the people,” McChrystal said during an interview with Soldiers Radio and Television reporter Gail...
  • Face of Defense: Submarine Officer Serves in New Role

    01/05/2010 3:10:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 267+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Spc. B. Todd Willis, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Jan. 5, 2010 – In wartime, servicemembers often are required to master and perform duties outside their area of expertise. Navy Lt. David M. Bartles reviews a report of operations being conducted in eastern Afghanistan at the joint operations command center at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. B. Todd Willis  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Navy Lt. David M. Bartles, 29, spent his three previous years of duty on a nuclear submarine. Now, he’s the night-shift battle captain for the Combined Joint Task Force 82 information operations section. “It’s definitely...
  • Goldman Sachs played bigger role in AIG trades: report

    12/13/2009 1:02:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 471+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/09 | Christine Stebbins
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) played a bigger role in fueling the mortgage bets that crippled American Insurance Group Inc (AIG.N) than has been publicly disclosed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. An analysis by the paper of AIG's trades on pools of mortgage debt shows that Goldman was a key player in many, including those involving other banks, the Journal said. Goldman was one of 16 banks the U.S. government rescued last year after closing out losing trades that AIG had made with the financial firms. The bank originated or bought protection from AIG on...
  • Human role in climate change not in doubt-UN's Ban

    12/08/2009 3:22:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 843+ views
    AlertNet.org ^ | 12/8/09 | Reuters
    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that emails leaked from a British university have done nothing to undermine the United Nations' view that climate change is accelerating due to humans. "Nothing that has come out in the public as a result of the recent email hackings has cast doubt on the basic scientific message on climate change and that message is quite clear -- that climate change is happening much, much faster than we realized and we human beings are the primary cause," he said.
  • Bigger U.S. Role in Broadband Is Likely

    11/19/2009 3:09:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 450+ views
    WSJ ^ | 11/19/09 | AMY SCHATZ
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission began to lay the groundwork for a bigger federal role in the broadband business Wednesday, outlining the hurdles the U.S. needs to overcome to improve the availability of high-speed Internet access. The FCC identified a number of issues the government should address, including the high cost of laying new broadband lines in rural areas, a lack of airwaves for wireless Web access and ill-informed consumers. "This focus on broadband is a reflection of a recognition that the U.S. is lagging behind," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said Wednesday at the agency's monthly meeting.
  • Senators question U.S. role in hostage deal

    07/03/2009 8:33:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 353+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/3/09 | Sara A. Carter and Eli Lake
    Two senior Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday expressing concern over reports that the administration negotiated "directly or indirectly" with terrorists for the release of British hostages in Iraq. In a letter made available to The Washington Times, Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Jon Kyl of Arizona said that the U.S. release last month of Laith al-Khazali, a member of a militant Shi'ite group called Asaib al-Haq, may have been part of a deal to gain freedom for three British hostages held since 2007. On June 21, the group sent the bodies of two British hostages...
  • Senators question U.S. role in hostage deal

    07/03/2009 8:33:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 422+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/3/09 | Sara A. Carter and Eli Lake
    Two senior Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday expressing concern over reports that the administration negotiated "directly or indirectly" with terrorists for the release of British hostages in Iraq. In a letter made available to The Washington Times, Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Jon Kyl of Arizona said that the U.S. release last month of Laith al-Khazali, a member of a militant Shi'ite group called Asaib al-Haq, may have been part of a deal to gain freedom for three British hostages held since 2007. On June 21, the group sent the bodies of two British hostages...
  • Broader Fed Role Provokes Wide Dissent

    06/18/2009 2:12:40 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 11 replies · 856+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/18/2009 | Patrice Hill
    President Obama's plan to revamp financial regulations triggered immediate criticism Wednesday from both the political left and right over the expanded policing authorities given to the Federal Reserve while business groups grumbled about a powerful new agency charged with protecting consumers against abusive lending.