What can communities do with Confederate monuments? Here are 3 options

What can communities do with Confederate monuments? Here are 3 options

Monuments are not built; As such, they say more about the people who created them than the figures they represent.

Southern heritage groups were responsible for most of the monuments erected throughout the country during reconstruction, the post-Civil War era marked by an integration reaction that has driven discrimination policies and legalized Jim Crow has resulted in more than 4,000 black lynchings in the deep south.

During this period, groups such as the States Daughters of the Confederation and the sons of former Confederate fighters have built monuments that promoted the ideology of the “Cause Loss” – the belief that the rights of States, not slavery , Were the main cause of the Confederation, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

For historians, what is lacking in the monuments of the Confederation is the complete image of what they really represent. Instead of movement, some researchers suggest adding a specific historical context so that people can learn.

“What we want to do is to inject perspectives and historical facts from these monuments and to encourage people to think of them as elements of history or artifacts rather than objects of veneration,” said Sheffield Hale President and CEO of Atlanta History Center .

“These objects are inherently problematic, and therefore are potentially effective teaching tools,” Hale said. “They trigger conversations about which many people have forgotten or do not want to talk.”
This is the plan in Richmond, Virginia, the short capital of the Confederate States of America.

The mayor appointed a committee last week to look for ways to add context to Monument Avenue, an avenue lined with statues of Confederate generals, as well as a tennis legend Arthur Ashe and, of Richmond.

Critics say that contextualization has its challenges. If a statue of Lee dominates a racetrack, what impact would a small plate have on flying motorists?

Seeking a right approach is another challenge. It took almost two years of the University of Mississippi to accept the language for a new plaque for a statue of a Confederate soldier in 1906.

In addition to explaining the ideology of “Lost Cause” that the monument manufacturers subscribed to, the new plaque describes how the statue was a meeting place for a demonstration of opposition school integration in 1962.

“This historic statue remembers division beyond the university,” says the plaque in part. “Today, the University of Mississippi has had this ongoing commitment to open its sacred enclosures to all who seek truth, knowledge and wisdom.”
For some, the problem with contextualization is to keep monuments in places where they can be searched by all.

“Leaving them as they are is often a giant finger for the communities they serve,” said Anne Sarah Rubin, a professor of history at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County.

“Monuments were not representative of the communities in which they settled in. They set out to send messages and create false stories about the war and that should be celebrated,” said Rubin, author of “Through the Heart of Dixie: Walk Sherman and American Memory “.

The transfer to a museum allows people to choose to interact with them in a historical context. Many museums already have elements of dark chapters in history, including racist memoirs of the Jim Crow era, said Keisha N. Blain, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

“Contrary to public spaces such as parks – museums are controlled spaces where experienced staff can provide a historical context for visitors, and people can choose to see the monuments or not,” said Blain, co editor of “The Charleston Syllabus : Readings on race, racism and racial violence. ”

But even if museums wish, it is difficult to make up to six tons of bronze or marble.

Report: Flyers agree to 2-year deal with goalie Brian Elliott

Report: Flyers agree to 2-year deal with goalie Brian Elliott

A two-year deal at 2.75 million is in place between free-agent fliers and Brian Elliott, according to a report released Friday by Andy Strickland, FOX Sports Midwest.

Teams are authorized to officially sign free agents on Saturday at noon. Hextall could not comment on the report during a conference call on Friday, but said the team had intended to sign a goalkeeper Saturday.

Elliott, 32, saved part-time and network for much of his nine-year career. You should do the same with Michal Neuvirth and flyers. Last season with the flames, Elliott went 26-18-3 with a 2.55 goal average and saved the .910 economy percentage in 49 games (45 as a starter).

The best seasons came with Elliott Blue 2011-2016, a five-year period in which he went from 104 to 46-16 with an average of 2.01 goals, 0.9% percentage savings and two star offers. He also has a relatively clean health record and is a 41-game playoff veteran.

The fliers are not very comfortable felt in the 2017-18 season with injured Neuvirth and inexperienced Anthony Stolarz as goalie duo.

Neuvirth’s balance of injuries, including two in the left knee during his two seasons with the fliers, while 2016-17 ended with a frightening incident fainting. Stolarz, a restricted free agent, is 23 years old and has played seven games in the NHL. He also suffered a left knee injury in April, which requires three to four months of recovery.

“Let’s see if we can find an option that works best for us in the short term,” said Bill Hextall days before NHL. “There’s always a choice. Is [Stolarz] the best choice? I do not know if you can say that.”

Flyers and free agent Steve Mason restriction decided to separate, according to agent Thursday goalkeeper. Other network options through free agency were Jonathan Bernier, Antti Niemi and Ryan Miller. Bernier will likely require more money, while the aging Niemi comes out of a disastrous season and Miller, who is 37 years old in July, looking to head west.

With the addition of the imminent goalkeeper and the new signing of striker Jordan Weal Thursday Hextall working in the offseason is almost complete even before the agency starts. There had been rumors of free Brokers, Justin Williams, but without thinking about this document or the environment on the other front seems unlikely.

“I do not want to crush young players, so I do not want to bring a 35-year veteran, who can a young player,” Hextall said. Jordan Weal, we could have looked for another breakthrough to try to improve our skill level.But now that we have Jordan ceiling, we will be quiet.the only thing I hope tomorrow will sign a goalkeeper And maybe some depth to the bottom. ”

Buffalo, N.Y. – As happy as Jason Pominville heard coming home to his Buffalo Sabers, it was nothing compared to the excitement of his son, Jayden.

“My little guy already has his Sabers right now,” POMINVILLE said Friday shortly after former captain and defender Marco Scandella Sabers was bought in a trade with Minnesota. “My boy said,” You will have the opportunity to play with Jack Eichel. “Then it is pumped.”

Translated into the wild in April 2013 when Buffalo began a purge of veteran players, POMINVILLE joined rebuilding sabers and a juvenile movement to his

Gulf crisis set to escalate

Gulf crisis set to escalate

The strategy of Saudi Arabia and the UAE can paint the two countries in a corner with Qatar’s support for Sheikh Tamim complicating the suggestions made by a prominent Saudi journalist with close ties to the government and a Saudi-based lobbyist in Washington who The brutal coup ‘2013 Egyptian state that led to President-General-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to power, could be repeated in Qatar in one form or another.

The tactics of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as some of the claims including the suppression of support activists and Islamists, the closure of a Turkish military base in the Gulf state, which reduces relations with Iran and closure Of the media in Qatar, which includes the controversial Jazeera television network, could be a double-edged sword.

In a move that probably contributed to public opinion against them Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, citing baseless claims that the Gulf state supported the Houthi rebels, expelled from their enemies Saudi military coalition fighting insurgents In Yemen a day after six Qatari soldiers were wounded in defending the southern flank of the kingdom.

The two Gulf states have implicitly included Houthi rebels in Yemen calling on Qatar relations to break with activists and Islamists. While there is no doubt that Qatar was sometimes too much to nurture these relations, it is also clear that some of them have benefited from tacit Western and Saudi support.

For Huzis, Qatar has probably maintained clandestine contacts as they unite in the struggle against them Arabia, given Qatar’s repeated efforts for more than a decade to mediate between the rebels, the Yemeni government backed by the Saudis and the kingdom. Qatar has since 2004 negotiated several ceasefire in intermittent wars between the government and the Huzis to see them upset with the support of Saudi Arabia.

Former US diplomats on State Department cables during their service in Yemen and more recently in interviews suggested that Saudi Arabia’s obsession with Hizis is prior to the rebels’ close relationship with Iran since the invasion in 2015. Every case, the Arabian obsession Iranian hands.

In addition, a more detailed analysis of the requests from Saudi Arabia and the UAE creates the impression that, doubtless, in the case of the kingdom, the pot sometimes reproaches the kettle. Abd al-Wahhab Muhammad Abd al-Rahman al-Humayqani the only Yemen on the list of Arab-United Arabs suspected of terrorism associated with the requests of the two Gulf states, is a terrorist designated by the US Treasury. Bound for al Qaeda would have at least part-time in the Saudi capital.

The designation of the Treasury in 2013 did not prevent the Saudis to include Mr. Al-Humayqani in the government delegation with the support of the Arabs to peace talks stranded in 2015 or to serve as an advisor to Yemeni President Abd Mansur Hadi Rabbuh that is the Kingdom.

All this makes the hope of a negotiated solution to the Gulf crisis, but an illusion. Maintaining the status quo is not an option for Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The escalation of the crisis is a risk not only for the Gulf States, but also for the international community. However, eliminating the protagonists of the faceless loss front is a non-motor starter provided both sides of the absolute victory of the objective dividing at all costs.

Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior student at the School of International Studies, co-director of the Fan Institute of Culture of the University of Würzburg and the author of the turbulent Middle Eastern world football blog S. Rajaratnam, A book with the same title, comparative political transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Cruz-Teresita del Rosario’s next three books, Shifting Sands, Essays on Sport and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the creation of Frankenstein: the export of Saudi ultra-conservatism and China and Middle East: Venturing into the Maelstrom.

Larsen C Ice Shelf Break Could Occur Within “Hours, Days, or Weeks”

Larsen C Ice Shelf Break Could Occur Within “Hours, Days, or Weeks”

Researchers who monitor the division of the Larsen C ice shelf reported that the division of the platform was “imminent” and would create a huge iceberg.

At present, the iceberg is attached to the platform, but moves faster than previously recorded speeds. From the moment of writing, the potential iceberg moves at a speed of about 32 feet per day.

The team does not know when the crack occurs but warns that this could happen in a matter of hours.

There are still a few miles of ice tie iceberg to the largest closet, but it is not known how long it will last as the movement of the ice is accelerating.

One of the largest icebergs ever produced

The iceberg remains attached to the western part of the platform. When it breaks, “fundamentally change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula.”

The Midas team warned that this division could cause a chain reaction that eventually C zero Larsen would fragment into smaller icebergs.

An event, as it occurred when the iceberg separates from the ice shelf near Larsen B. Finally, the entire platform broke.

The Effects of Larsen C Splitting

Although it should be noted that the iceberg that would form this event would be massive – roughly the size of Delaware – that would not have much impact on sea level.

If this event caused the break of the rest of the ice shelf, we have seen an increase in sea level.

“If you remove an ice shelf, you glaciers all before you start putting more ice in the ocean and that’s where you get your possible contributions to sea level rise,” said a member of the Midas team who oversees the shelf ice.

In general, the glaciers that feed the Larsen C ice shelf contain about 10 centimeters of global sea-level equivalent, but scientists do not believe everything would be at sea.

Currently, the team is still not known what causes the division. Water temperatures in Antarctica are increasing, but it is unclear if this is the reason for the separation.

Icebergs shelves separated that way quite regularly and it can be difficult to determine what the normal pace is. The main reason for stands is due to their size.

‘Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy’ On PS4 Is Missing Only One Thing

‘Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy’ On PS4 Is Missing Only One Thing

To this end, on Friday afternoon, I was transported to the months of 1996. You may ask, “What happened then?” For starters, Nickelodeon was always very good and SNICK was a must-have weekend ritual.

Dunk-a-Roos was a staple in my lunch box for school, as the shark bites Gushers and Capri Sun. I had three events a day, but the third was still too short, and the birthday parties were either to explore the area or to a place that had a laser tag (Q-Zar was big in my city).

But even more behind. After praising Sony’s first console game of our Super Duper video, I had my first PlayStation for Christmas in 1995 with battle arena Toshinden, Mortal Kombat 3, and with the generous parents’ holiday money a copy of Primal Rage $ 80 Best Buy (which, on the other hand, has been accompanied by a $ 4 coupon for admission to Six Flags Theme Parks, which matters).

What can I say, I loved my fighting games, and I was in the 32 bit paradigm, one by one.

Over the next year, the PlayStation has become increasingly important, but with Super Mario 64 on the horizon, I remember that I worry that my console of choice does not experience the 3D gaming revolution.

Fortunately, Naughty Dog came to live with her narcissant orange marsupial, twisting Wumpa fruit crates and crushed.

While Crash Bandicoot was not the homeless revolution Ultra command of Nintendo 64, it showed what was possible on the Sony machine while offering lots of fun jungle jump.

And here we are, 20 years later, with Vicarious Visions and Activision in the last E3 promises to revive not only the classic PlayStation classics, but also two excellent sequels, bark counterattack and warped.

I received my evaluation copy in today’s mail, and after playing for a few hours, I can not even begin to express the joy of childhood that I have experienced.

The only introduction to music was enough to send nostalgic attacks, and it can be said of other small details that the developers have returned the original, including the old school sound effects and even the familiar screen quadrant break .

It is almost impossible to bear, but the return-to-thon made me long for a major omission: CTR. Or for lack of training for 1999 Crash Team Racing.

And I do not mean this low ratio Crash Nitro Kart. I want the real deal, the latest official Crash Bandicoot game in which Naughty Dog worked.

Due to this day, I still consider him my favorite karting racer of all time. The levels were imaginative, colorful and filled with interesting pieces, lines and shortcuts. The drift was excellent.

The only adventure mode in the style of Diddy Kong Racing was an explosion. And the multiplayer was second to none.

Believe me when I say that I have probably spent hundreds of hours scrolling through family and friends in this glorious split screen mode to 4 players, an option that had no activity also work well as on the PlayStation during aging.

Be Vicarious Visions and Activision never mentioned CTR group allusions with their brothers and sisters, to make the trilogy of an all-inclusive quartet.

But I can not help but think that this might have been a missed opportunity. Although honestly, I would not say if the idea reached the planning stage of N. Sane Trilogy and maybe the budget or programming took the lead.

Is it naive to expect that if this version goes well, a complete remasterisateur Crash Team Racing, with split screen and multiplayer online mode, you can make your way to the shops? I also call for an original reorganization of the Spyro the Dragon trilogy at some point.

Although my dreams do not surpass, I always obscene fun with this brilliant remake.

If you are a bandicut fan, do yourself a favor and take a copy. And once you do, leave a comment or send a message so that we can discuss drop as it was in 1996.

Indonesia speaker named suspect in major graft case

Indonesia speaker named suspect in major graft case

The anti-corruption agency of Indonesia appointed President of Parliament as a suspect in a major graft scenario that would have hissed about 170 million dollars from the government coffers.

The Corruption Eradication Commission appointed Setya Novanto, the spokesman for the house, as suspect in the Monday graft giant Monday also involved other senior politicians, including the Minister of Justice, the former interior minister and several governors.

The head of the commission, Agus Rahardjo, said Setya “abused his authority and position for personal gain or for the benefit of society.”

Researchers say Novanto was among many politicians who received reimbursement of funds to a government plan to issue new ID cards to 255 million people in the country.

The anti-corruption special court in Indonesia said that more than a third of the 5.9 trillion rupee fund ($ 443 million) has been kidnapped by a network of politicians and entrepreneurs in a scheme that would have been crowned 2009-2015 .

Novanto, who is also the coalition chairman of the ruling Golkar party, is the fourth suspect to be announced in the case, which could become a test of President Joko Widodo’s willingness to take a firm stand against corruption because many of the Involved are public officials.

Novanto was formerly known as a suspect in another corruption case that forced him to step down as a teacher in 2015, when he was accused of extorting a US stake in Freeport-McMoRan in exchange for the extension of the The company to operate in the archipelago.

He was acquitted of the allegations and was again appointed as a teacher in 2016.

Indonesia ranked 90th out of 176 countries and territories in Transparency International’s corruption perception index last year. A number ranking represents the least damaged.

PTI will wait for SC verdict on Panama Papers before pressurising Sharif to resign

PTI will wait for SC verdict on Panama Papers before pressurising Sharif to resign

Islamabad: The Supreme Court must declare its verdict on the documents Panama, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday said to await court decision before calling people to take to the streets and convincing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.

On the other hand, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) warned that Sharif will be forced to leave his post if he does not resign, reported dawn.

“Our party will await the decision of the Supreme Court,” said PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry. Chaudhry said the decision to wait was made by the party, adding that the party would not hold large rallies or public meetings until the court announced its decision, but hold small party conventions several places.

“We do not want to give the impression that we were taken to the people on the street before the verdict of the apex court, but we want to keep our busy workers stay ready for any calls from the president,” he said.

On Monday, a Supreme Court of Justice of Pakistan, which runs the three-judge enforcement bank in the Panama Papers case, said the findings of the joint investigation team (JIT) against the Sharif family are not mandatory in The apex court.

“The ECI’s results against the Sharif family are not binding on the Supreme Court,” said the Tribune expressly quoted Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan at the hearing.

The apex cut asked whether Sharif received a monthly salary from FZE, an offshore company, as the JIT report reveals.
According to the report, Judge Sheikh noted that JIT has obtained FZE documents through Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) from the United Arab Emirates, under the law of the National Accountability Office (NAB) because the source documents were not certified .

Meanwhile, Judge Ejaz noted that it was questionable whether the documents can be accepted without a doubt the people who sign them. The highest court is likely to put Sharif on trial on charges of corruption or even disqualification.

However, some hope that the judges will dismiss the case after the JIT filed a damaging report on the wealth of the Sharif family.

Earlier, Sharif’s lawyers and finance minister, Ishaq Dar, made separate objections to JIT’s report at the apex court today.

A vertex three-member bank, headed by Judge Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Sheikh Saeed including Azmat and Justice Ijazul Hassan after the JIT began hearing the case when the JIT submitted its final report July 10.

The report highlights a categorical play by the prime minister, his sons and other family members in his wealth related to offshore companies in Panama Documents discovered.

Without justice and accountability, India can’t deliver on its Sustainable Development Goals promise

Without justice and accountability, India can’t deliver on its Sustainable Development Goals promise

While India offers a review of sustainable development goals at the UN High Level Policy Forum in New York on Wednesday, it is unlikely that Indian authorities deviate from painting a rosy outlook.

Sustainable development goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity through 17 interconnected goals.

These objectives include climate action, economic growth and gender equality. Sustainable development goals are imposed after world leaders from 193 countries met at the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development in New York in September 2015 and adopted the Sustainable Development Program 2030.

The ten ten objectives adopted unanimously will provide a global framework for international development for the next 15 years.

As part of its monitoring and review mechanism, the high-level political forum is the central platform for countries to submit their National Journal volunteer.

Politically High Level Forum this year, India and 43 other countries will present their National Voluntary Review on progress, challenges and gaps in the implementation of sustainable development goals at the national and subnational levels.

In its report to the High Level Political Forum, the Government of India has listed its achievements in reducing poverty, health and nutrition, gender equality and empowerment of women.

However, the report ignores the most crucial element for the success of its initiatives: in the absence of transparency, accountability and access to justice, these efforts are nothing.

Homicides, violations of human rights
After decades of defrauding concerns about security, justice and accountability of traditional development debates, Agenda 2030 has come to recognize good governance as the cornerstone of sustainable development.

In fact, their inclusion in the overall development objective 16 – “Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, facilitating access to justice for all and creating effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels” is considered to be The goal of the transformation to be installed in the agenda can be achieved.

For the poor and vulnerable have the same rights to economic, financial and land resources, as well as basic public services, it is imperative that people have a legal identity and access to justice when they are denied those rights.

Similarly, in order to put an end to all forms of discrimination against women and girls, anti-discrimination laws must be introduced and the rule of law maintained.

In essence, the goal of sustainable development 16 allows citizens to demand what belongs to them and create safer and more inclusive societies. However, the government’s report on its sustainability goals keeps silent on these crucial issues.

Mandela Day: Why The World Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s Life And Times

Mandela Day: Why The World Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s Life And Times

New Delhi, July 18: Nelson Mandela died in 2013. But his birthday is still celebrated internationally as Mandela’s day.

It is recognized by the United Nations and celebrated worldwide on 18 July. It is quite extraordinary because the activist and statesman defended the rights of blacks in South Africa alone.

However, many marginalized communities are always inspired by their struggle for the freedom of their people.

Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo in the royal family Thembu in 1918. He trained as a lawyer and could lead a comfortable life. However, he opted for a life of deprivation and struggle.

He fought tyrants six decades to ensure equal rights for blacks in the South African company that was run by white, white.

Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1943. After the white government then established apartheid – a system that denied blacks their basic rights, while granting special privileges to whites, he and the ANC spent their Lives to eliminate the draconian system.

He led the 1952 Challenge Campaign. Although his activities remain non-violent, he joined the Prohibited South African Communist Party (SACP).

He was condemned to life in 1962 for conspiring to overthrow the government. He spent 27 years in prison and was released only by national and international pressure on the South African government.

Due to its sacrifice, South Africa gained its independence in 1994 and Mandela became its president. He introduced agrarian reform, social programs for poor services and health. He then focused on the fight against poverty after a second quarter fall.

Nelson Mandela has achieved iconic status and has received many awards in his lifetime, including the Nobel Peace Prize. The highest civilian prize in India, Bharat Ratna has also been conferred. Many other countries have done the same.

In November 2009, the UN recognized its birthday as International Mandela Day. It is not a holiday in South Africa.

This is only to fulfill their sacrifices, their values and to celebrate freedom and equal rights for all. Mandela died in 2013.

Islamic leaders boycott Jerusalem holy site over metal detectors

Islamic leaders boycott Jerusalem holy site over metal detectors

Islamic leaders on Monday urged Muslims to boycott a holy site in Jerusalem in a gesture of protest after Israel set up metal detectors at the entrances to the site after a deadly Arab attack last week.

For the first time in decades, Israel has closed the site – sacred to Muslims as the Noble Shrine and Jews as the Temple Mount – last Friday after three Israeli Arab Israeli Muslims opened fire from the holy compound automatic weapons, killing two agents Of police before being shot and killed.

Israel reopened the compound of Muslim worshipers Sunday after imposing new security measures, including metal detectors at entry doors and additional security cameras.

The Waqf, the Islamic authority in Jordan who handles religious affairs on the spot, was outraged by metal detectors. Dozens of worshipers prayed in the streets near the door after refusing to enter through metal detectors.

Police said Monday that about 200 Palestinians were trying to block a nearby road and throwing stones at the officers who dispersed them.

A day earlier, small clashes broke out as some Muslim faithful tried to stop others from using the gates, Israeli media reported.

Police said that despite tensions, hundreds of worshipers had entered the compound.

The Waqf, and other Islamic groups have issued a statement calling Monday Muslims to “reject and boycott all aggressive Israeli measures, including changing the status quo story, including imposing metal detectors.”

They called on the faithful to “not enter the mosque” through the detectors. The statement added that “if metal detectors continue to be registered, we call people to pray at the doors of the mosque and in the streets of Jerusalem.”

The fate of the compound, sacred to Muslims and Jews, is an emotional issue and is the centerpiece of rival Israeli and Palestinian national narratives.

All changes perceived delicate arrangements on the site can trigger tensions. Its closure after Friday’s attack sparked condemnations from the Arab world.

Jordan has called for its immediate reopening and there were demonstrations in the streets against Israel, with which Amman concluded a peace treaty.

Israel did not coordinate the changes with Jordan, who serves as a custodian of the Muslim-run site, a Jordanian government official.

Jordan’s position is that everything that has been installed on the site must be approved by the Waqf, or Islamic government, and you can not change the status quo, the official said. Domingo spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the situation with journalists.

The repeated scene clashes

Jews venerate the site where two Jewish temples were in biblical times like the Temple Mount. This is the holiest site of Judaism and the adjacent Western Wall, a remnant of one of the temples, is the holiest place where Jews can pray.

Muslims consider the same complex at the top of the hill as the Noble Sanctuary. Home Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, Islam’s third most sacred place after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.