first_imgCharles Foran is the Toronto-based author of several books, including Mordecai, an award-winning biography of Mordecai Richler. (James Lahey) Advertisement Charles Foran has been awarded the $50,000 2018 Writers’ Trust of Canada Fellowship for being “one of the leading Canadian voices of our time.”The fellowship is given to writers who have “demonstrated exceptional creative ability and outstanding promise.”The fellowship was established in 2015. The previous recipients were Michael Crummey in 2015, Miriam Toews in 2016 and Eden Robinson last year. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more


The UN Office of the Iraq Programme reported that since resuming its oil exports on 10 July, Baghdad has sold 6.8 million barrels of oil. The average price of Iraqi crude oil during the week was approximately €25.42, or $21.71 per barrel.Over the past week, nine new oil purchase contracts were approved by the Security Council committee monitoring the sanctions against Baghdad. Those contracts cover 51 barrels of crude, the Office reported. Currently, there are 45 approved oil contracts, amounting to almost 160 million barrels of oil.The value of contracts placed on hold by the sanctions committee remained almost constant at $3.4 billion. During the past week, the committee released from hold 25 contracts worth $104.1 million, while placing on hold 58 new contracts valued at $105.3 million, the Office said. read more


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has hailed a decision by Nepal’s reinstated House of Representatives to grant citizenship rights to children born to Nepali mothers as “a milestone in the advancement of women’s civil and political rights.”Previously only fathers could pass on citizenship. The House also called for 33 per cent of civil service jobs to be reserved for women, and asked the Government to review all laws that discriminate against women and girls. “These are key steps towards empowering women and alleviating poverty,” UNFPA country representative Junko Sazaki said. “Gender equality is essential for Nepal to achieve sustainable development. Every women and girl should be treated with dignity and respect.” UNFPA has been working in Nepal since 1970 in support of sexual and reproductive health and women’s rights. read more


“Disastrously off course,” “profound disappointment” and “moral failure” were some of the terms used by heads of Small Island Developing States, known as SIDS, to depict their situation as the 68th General Assembly prepares to draw up long-term development plans for the decades after the end in 2015 of the current cycle of the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).“The corresponding actions to address the unique and special circumstances of SIDS by the international community has been lacking,” the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Winston Baldwin Spencer, told the Assembly’s annual General Debate, summing up the almost two decades since the Barbados Programme of Action was adopted by at a UN conference on the sustainable development of SIDS in 1994.“It is a recognized fact, but it is worth repeating that small island States contribute the least to the causes of climate change, yet we suffer the most from its effects. Small island States have expressed our profound disappointment at the lack of tangible action,” he said referring to efforts in UN climate change talks to protect SIDS and other vulnerable countries.“Developed countries should shoulder their moral, ethical and historical responsibilities for emitting the levels of anthropogenic greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. It is those actions which have now put the planet in jeopardy and compromised the well-being of present and future generations,” the Caribbean leader stressed.Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. UN Photo/Sarah FretwellNoting uneven progress in achieving the MDGs, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad and Tobago, who is also chairperson of Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), warned that current approaches will not advance the MDG agenda by 2015 or ensure sustainable development in the post-2015 context.“SIDS have made significantly less progress in the area of development, than other vulnerable groups of countries. In some cases SIDS are on the frontlines of experiencing a reversal of many of the gains that have been achieved,” she said.“Indeed in the preparations for our participation in that upcoming discourse (on the Post-2015 Development Agenda), the recognition of the vulnerabilities of small island developing States is one of the guidelines that CARICOM will apply when considering its commitments to the overall Agenda.”Anote Tong, President, Head of Government and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kiribati. UN Photo/Ryan BrownFrom the other side of the planet, Kiribati President Anote Tong, stressing the “real and existential threat” his low-lying Pacific nation faces from rising seas, called for immediate international action to mitigate climate change and rising sea levels.“We are disastrously off course. The scientists tell us that calamity awaits – and not just for those of us on low-lying islands,” he said. “What we are experiencing now on these low-lying atolls is an early warning of what will happen further down the line. No one will be spared. We cannot continue to abuse our planet in this way. For the future we want for our children and grandchildren, we need leadership.“We need commitment. And we need action ….now,” he declared, noting that while Kiribati is taking adaptation measures to remain habitable for as long as possible, it is also looking to improve its people’s skills to a level where they can compete for jobs in the international labour market with dignity if the rising ocean forces them to migrate.“All those countries with the ability to do so must contribute to the prevention of this calamity, or be forever judged by history.” Prime Minister Commodore Josaia V. Bainimarama of of the Republic of Fiji. UN Photo/Rick BajornasFijian Prime Minister Josaia V. Bainimarama said an international conference next year in Samoa on the sustainable development of SIDS is a critical opportunity for the international community to renew its commitments. “Not only are SIDS acutely vulnerable to the effects of climate change, such as sea-level rise, ocean acidification and the increased frequency of extreme weather events, but for some of us, the threat is to our very existence,” added Commodore Bainimarma, current chairperson of the Group of 77 and China, a bloc of developing States established in 1964 which now comprises more than 130 countries, some two thirds of the UN membership and over 60 per cent of the world’s population.“Our response to the plight of those most at risk must therefore be characterised by a requisite sense of urgency.”Tommy Esang Remengesau, President of the Republic of Palau. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeePresident Tommy Remengesau of Palau drew on his own personal experiences and his country’s flag – a yellow full moon against a blue ocean that represents nature’s balance and harmony through the consistency of the rising and falling tides – to illustrate the depths of the problems stemming from climate change.“Just before I left for this year’s [General Assembly], during a full moon high tide, my back yard, which nestles against the ocean, flooded,” he said. “Typhoon Usagi, just a few days later, passed through the Pacific and landed in Asia, killing many people. This was followed almost immediately by Tropical Storm Pabuk.“Mr. President, when I was a child, my back yard did not flood – and we did not have tropical storm after tropical storm pass through our Pacific islands. It is thereof clear to me and other Pacific leaders that the full moon and the ocean are no longer metaphors for balance and harmony. Today they represent imbalance – from our past excesses.”Stressing that the primary responsibility to reduce greenhouse gasses still rests with the developed nations, he warned: “Our Global Warming doomsday is already set in stone if we fail to act.”Emanuel Mori, President and Head of Government of the Federated States of Micronesia. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeePresident Emanuel Mori of the Federated States of Micronesia underlined the impossibility of separating development and the environment, noting that no country can develop its economy without degrading its natural environment to some significant degree.“Climate change is, without question, the gravest threat to my people’s welfare, livelihoods, and general security,” he said. “It is the survival issue of our time. Our sustainable development is threatened by the harmful effects of excessive greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, effects which poison our root crops, destroy our reef systems, and drive many of our people from their ancestral homes.“All of us, developed and developing countries, have a stake in finding ways that minimize manmade damage to Mother Earth. Only the international community can effectively take up this cause,” he added, insisting that the comprehensive climate change treaty to be adopted in 2015 must impose legally binding commitments. The officials from small island development countries are among a host leaders set to speak at the annual General Assembly session at which heads of State and Government and other high-level officials will present their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance. The Debate opened yesterday and concludes on 1 October. read more


first_imgWhen Sonia Friedman began her career as a theatre producer, sexism was so rife that she was accused of getting the job because she wore a short skirt.That was a long time ago. Now a super-producer behind some of the West End’s greatest hits, she has capped her success by being named theatreland’s most powerful figure in a list traditionally dominated by men.Friedman heads The Stage magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the industry, the first woman to do so in her own right for nearly 20 years. Since 1999, the top spot has been passed between just four entrants: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cameron Mackintosh, David Ian, and the husband-and-wife theatre owners Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire.The 51-year-old producer is known for her Midas touch, with shows ranging from Jerusalem and Wolf Hall to Bend It Like Beckham and Legally Blonde. She brought the record-breaking Book of Mormon to the West End, and Benedict Cumberbatch to the Barbican as Hamlet. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Stage 100 list, 20171 Sonia Friedman2 Andrew Lloyd Webber3 Cameron Mackintosh and Nicholas Allott4 Mark Cornell and Adam Kenwright (ATG)5 Rufus Norris, Lisa Burger and Ben Power (National Theatre)6 Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer (Nimax Theatres)7 Gregory Doran, Catherine Mallyon, Erican Whyman (RSC)8 David Lan and Lucy Woollatt (Young Vic)9 Josie Rourke and Kate Pakenham (Donmar Warehouse)10 Emma Rice and Neil Constable (Shakespeare’s Globe)See the full list at www.thestage.co.uk/thestage100 Friedman is only the second woman to top The Stage’s List, and the first in 19 years. The only other woman was Janet Holmes à Court, then boss of Stoll Moss Theatres, who was placed first in 1998.“I find that being a woman has not stopped me – obviously – but it has certainly made me feel I have to work that bit harder to prove that I’m good at my job, and that I can be trusted to do my job well,” Friedman said.”I think I’ve got to the point where I don’t think of myself in gender terms, although I’m acutely aware of the responsibility of being a woman doing this job hopefully being an inspiration for other women.”But there’s no question that I’ve had to make sacrifices along the way. I wouldn’t say I’ve had a conventional lifestyle in any way, shape or form, in order to have got to this point.”I don’t have children, and not having to bring up a family has meant I can dedicate myself 24 hours a day to what is an incredibly intense job.”In the past, she has described being subjected to sexism throughout her career, once saying of her early years at the National Theatre: “It is a man’s world, without question… People said I only got the job because I was pretty, I only got the job because I wore a mini skirt.”She said in a 2009 interview: “I am accused all the time of having affairs with men who are very powerful and successful in this business… being one of the few women in this industry, it comes at me a lot.”Although women make up only 34 per cent of the top 100, the number of women in the top 10 has jumped 50 per cent since 2016. They include Josie Rourke and Kate Pakenham at the Donmar, and the Nimax Theatre boss Nica Burns. Noma Dumezweni and Emma Watson backstage at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child While “very proud” to be representing women in the list, Friedman said she was most delighted to be the first winner who is solely a producer, and not an owner or operator of a West End theatre.“Audiences come and see the work, they don’t come to see buildings,” she said.“It’s not about real estate, it’s not about buildings, it’s not about assets. No one ever likes to admit they’re pleased to be No 1, or that they’ve got awards or whatever.”But I’m very proud of myself, actually, and of the team around me, that for the first time it’s the work that is being acknowledged.”As for the future of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, plans are afoot to open on Broadway in 2018. Friedman said she hoped the show would go on “forever! There is no end date in sight. My job on Harry Potter is to make sure it outlives me.” Cursed Child Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has also catapulted other talents on to The Stage’s list, including Noma Dumezweni, who is the highest-placed actor at No 22.Dumezweni plays Hermione Granger, a role made famous on film by Emma Watson. Internet trolls were critical of Dumezweni’s casting, claiming that a black actress was wrong for the role.Rowling dismissed them as a “bunch of racists”, and Friedman said: “I’m really proud to work with Noma. She is a trailblazer and she is an extraordinary force of nature. She has kept her head held so high through quite a lot of nonsense. It’s all about her talent, frankly, and not her colour.”Other women in the top 100 include Sheridan Smith, who starred in Funny Girl, and Glenda Jackson, who made a long-awaited return to the stage in King Lear at the Old Vic. Sheridan Smith Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened at the Palace Theatre in June, came to life after Friedman approached JK Rowling with the idea of a play exploring Harry’s adult years.The fan response was ecstatic, the reviews were glorious, and tickets sold out so fast that an extra 250,000 seats were made available and snapped up within hours.Explaining why Friedman has finally topped the list after so many years, Alistair Smith, print editor of The Stage, said: “Sonia Friedman has enjoyed a number of notable hits in recent years, but in 2016, she went stratospheric.“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was always likely to be a licence to print money. What has made it really special was that Friedman and her fellow creatives resisted the temptation to treat the production as a cash cow and created something truly magical, original and – above all – theatrical.”Friedman, 51, told The Telegraph: “Harry Potter was one of the highlights of my life and career, but every year to me has felt extraordinary.“I don’t want to be defined by Harry. Because of the nature of Harry Potter and how high profile it is, I think people perhaps noticed me a bit more. But I’d been pretty busy before that and I will continue to be so afterwards.” Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened to rave reviewsCredit:Charlie Gray Sheridan Smith also makes the list for her performance in Funny GirlCredit:Menier Chocolate Factorylast_img read more


Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. We are relieved that Croats are not mass exporters of inanimate objects for fans to vent their spleen onDeputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts A senior police chief has spoken of his relief that Croatia doesn’t make cars that could be targeted by football hooligans if the country knocks England out of the World Cup.Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, the national lead on policing football, said German cars, including Volkswagens and Mercedes, were trashed by England fans after the team lost its Euro 96 semi-final on a penalty shoot out to Germany.Mr Roberts told the Telegraph that he was more concerned with the behaviour of fans back in the UK than the 10,000 expected to flood into Moscow for today’s semi-final with Croatia.Supporters caused trouble in the wake of the win against Sweden, jumping on an ambulance in London and taking it out of action. There were numerous incidents up and down the country and even fighting among supporters in Spain.Mr Roberts is concerned that should England lose, hooliganism could spiral. “We have seen previous examples of certain brands of car manufacturers being vandalised after the manufacturers’ country knocked us out of tournaments. We are relieved that Croats are not mass exporters of inanimate objects for fans to vent their spleen on.”Mr Roberts praised England fans who had travelled to the tournament, saying they had “done the country proud”.But he was critical of disorder in the UK. As well as trashing an ambulance,  fans vandalised a taxi and also targeted an Ikea store after the win over Sweden in the quarter final.He said: “We expect people to celebrate and have a drink but I just can’t join up the logic of: England win games, so someone vandalises ambulances. It’s just stupid. “What we’ve seen here is great behaviour – there have been one or two isolated incidents, they’ve been dealt with here.”We’ve taken banning orders out on people back in the UK.”We don’t want any stories about bad behaviour. So far, the fans have done the country proud.”It’s a pleasure to be in the tournament with the team doing so well, progressing, but also the fans being such great ambassadors.” read more


Royal Mail is required to provide a post box within half a mile of 98 per cent of addresses in the UK and the nearest box to the subsumed one on Ninian Road is around half a mile away.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A baffled resident at the blocked post box in Cardiff Postmen have been told they are no longer allowed to collect letter from a post box after it was deemed a safety risk having been enveloped by a tree. The Royal Mail has boarded up the Grade II listed post box, saying that after 120 years of service in Cardiff, it was no longer safe for its staff to collect letters from it. A bi-lingual sign on the red box, which dates back to 1891 bears Queen Victoria’s initials, reads: “Regrettably Royal Mail has had to remove this posting box from service as, due to the growth of the tree and the raised pavement, it is no longer safe to collect mail from.”There are alternative posting boxes a short distance away,” before listing the nearby replacements in the wealthy suburb of Roath.But residents have branded the move “health and safety madness”, pointing out that the well-used postal box has survived two World Wars, but has now been decommissioned due to “postmen worried about stepping over a root or two”.  Houses on the street were built on land owned by the Bute Family who brought power and prosperity to the Welsh capital by developing the city’s docklands for the coal trade.Building work began on the road in 1891 and was finally completed in 1910. The London Plane was planted as a sapling but now stand towering more than 120ft.Meg Bryant, 32, said: “This postbox has survived two World Wars and millions of letters – but why are the postmen worried about stepping over a root or two.”Surely it can’t be too much of a risk to step over the tree roots. It is a lot less dangerous that a barking dog coming at a letterbox.”Conservation policies dictate the oldest and rarest letter boxes must be protected within their community.Father David Leyshon, 46, said: “It is a real landmark and a talking point – it is a shame it is now being blocked up by the Royal Mail.”They should make a feature of it rather than consign it to the rubbish bin of health and safety madness.” The sign on the now-blocked off post boxCredit:Wales News Service Local councillor Sue Lent said: “The postbox has always been there and the tree wasn’t always so far around it. It wasn’t like that years ago. The postbox was certainly well used in the past.” A baffled resident at the blocked post box in CardiffCredit:Wales News Service The box is on historic Ninian Road in the Welsh capital – named after Lord Ninian Creighton-Stuart, the former MP for Cardiff, who was the son of landowner the 3rd Marquis of Bute. He was killed in battle in the First World War. The sign on the now-blocked off post box read more


first_imgHe said she will have to appear in court for the misdemeanor charge.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LAUREL, Md. (WSVN) — A police officer in Maryland is being praised for buying diapers for a woman after she was accused of stealing them.Officer Bennet Johns was called to a grocery store this weekend for a report of a woman stealing $15 worth of diapers, Fox 5 reported.After the rookie cop spoke with the woman, that’s when he said he realized that she was struggling to buy other items for her toddler. Instead of arresting her, he took out his wallet to pay for the diapers.“I see [the toddler] and I see myself growing up with a single mother and I want him to have a better life too,” Johns said.Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin told Fox 5 that what his officer did is the kind of community policing his department aspires to do on a daily basis.“I’m very proud of my officers, all of my officers, and particularly this one,” McLaughlin said. “I think it speaks volumes that they are doing the right thing for the right reason when nobody is watching.”Officer Johns had to issue the woman a citation for theft. last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: Breaking new ground, Kolkata’s Jiya Das has become the first transgender Operation Theatre technician in an Indian hospital, but theatre artists and actors from the community still face discrimination in the culture-loving city, say activists. Jiya, who once had to dance at gun point in soirees in Uttar Pradesh, is now working in a city-based super-specialty hospital, said Bappaditya Mukherjee, Secretary, Prantakatha, an organisation working for marginalised youth. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights “For young people, it is very important to get livelihood. Almost one and half years back, we organised an event called ‘Saathrangi’. During that event, a health entrepreneur said that he will take two members of the transgender community and train them as OT technicians. “Today Jiya Das is the first transgender OT technician in the country,” said Mukherjee. Jiya is treated at par with others in the hospital, he said at a panel discussion titled “South Asian Dialogue on LGBTQI Youth and Livelihood Discrimination” at the American Centre on Wednesday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed However, Ranjita Sinha, member of the West Bengal Transgender Board, said problems of the transgender community are getting confused with female issues. “I respect all members of LGBTQI community but transgenders are always visible, hence they face discrimination and violence all the time. The census still is not clear on the transgender community and we are mixing our issues with female issues,” said Sinha. “The West Bengal Transgender Board is supported by the women and child development and social welfare board. I have no idea where the movement is heading,” added Sinha. An activist-cum-theatre personality Anurag Maitrayee said that there is politics between the privileged and non-privileged within the LGBTQ community. To understand the pulse one has to step out and visit the interiors to know what the person actually feels. “For transgender people, monetary exploitation in the field of art and entertainment is tremendous, which must be addressed. We are made to understand that we are at least getting some work,” said Maitrayee. Samarpan Maiti, who finished second runner-up at the Mr Gay World 2018, shared his ordeal and how he faced discrimination in reputed institutes of Kolkata. The condition in rural areas is even worse. “I have seen parents cutting all financial aid for a lesbian girl and not letting them continue their education out of fear that if they are financially independent they will not succumb to the pressures of getting married. They are forcibly married off,” said Subhagata Ghosh, one of the founder members of Sappho for Equality, a Kolkata based 19 year old organisation working for lesbians and bisexual and transgender women. She also mentioned that the condition in the rural and suburban regions is all the more difficult, citing the recent suicide of two girls amid some evidence that they were in love. “Now in that village parents are trying to restrict all the girls from going to school thinking they would become vulnerable and do something like this,” said Ghosh.last_img read more


first_img“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain “The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad.” – also Mark TwainMark Twain is the author of some of the greatest American novels, but when he was alive, he was known more for his travel books, according to the NPR show Here and Now. In 1866, he made his first trip “abroad” to Hawaii, staying for five months.Mark Twain relaxing on a porch in New Hampshire.Even prior to that trip, he was a seasoned traveler around the US. He had been all around the country, working as everything from a steamboat pilot, to a printer, to a writer.According to Biography, in 1861, he left Missouri for the West, for Nevada and California, first trying his hand at prospecting and ultimately ending up as a reporter.Twain in 1867He began to achieve some success and had developed his own unique narrative style, which was approachable, irreverent, and satirical.After that, he spent most of the next 12 years traveling around the globe, making dozens of separate transatlantic crossings and exploring vast swaths of Europe, Asia, and Africa.Cabin where Twain wrote “Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, Jackass Hill, Tuolumne County. Click on historical marker and interior view. Photo by “Will Murray (Willscrlt)” CC BY-SA 3.0 usHe had a deep need to see new things and have new experiences and, as the first quote above states, he felt there was immense, inherent value in broadening one’s horizons.Twain wrote three books that outlined his travels around the world: The Innocents Abroad, A Tramp Abroad, and Following the Equator.The books are evenly distributed through his writing career and address not only his life during the timespan covered in each book but also how travel can change people’s perspectives on the world, including his own.Samuel Clemens, age 15In 1867, he took a five-month cruise around the Mediterranean, writing humorous articles for American newspapers about the sights and experiences.This led to his publishing The Innocents Abroad, which chronicled his “Great Pleasure Excursion” on the charter vessel Quaker City, making a trip through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of other American travelers.Mark Twain in 1871.Twain didn’t come from a cultured upbringing. He grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, the sixth of seventh children in a family that frequently struggled financially. He wasn’t highly educated or sophisticated and neither were his traveling companions.In many ways, he embodied the values of the America of his time — he was brash, independent, outspoken, and all of those traits were evident in this book.Mark Twain in the lab of Nikola Tesla, spring of 1894. Twain is holding Tesla’s experimental vacuum lamp, which is powered by a loop of wire which is receiving electromagnetic energy from a Tesla coil (not visible). Tesla’s face is visible in the background.The second quote above is from The Innocents Abroad and reflects Twain’s views likening American tourists to the Vandals, the wandering Germanic tribe that sacked Rome.He satirically described the American Vandal in ways that showed the best and the worst of the American mindset – brazen, often unimpressed with the local environment, and tending to rely on guidebooks to tell them how they should respond to the things they were seeing and experiencing.Mark Twain in his gown (scarlet with grey sleeves and facings) for his D.Litt. degree, awarded to him by Oxford University.The American Vandal combined both fairly cheerful ignorance and disregard of the broader world with a desire to collect whatever historical or religious objects they could obtain along the way.And yet, even if he saw himself and other new world travelers in that light, he also saw the underlying desire, in himself and others, to come to a broader understanding of, and connection with, the wider world.A color photograph taken of Mark Twain in 1908, using the recently developed Autochrome Lumiere process.The two subsequent books are perhaps less widely known than the first, but continue to demonstrate his evolution as both a traveler and a thinker.A Tramp Abroad covers his experiences on a “walking tour” through France, Germany, and Switzerland and portrays a traveler who has gained confidence and self-sufficiency with regard to moving around outside the usual boundaries of his world.Mark Twain, 1907.Following the Equator is a more serious look at his around-the-world lecture tour in 1895 and 1896, by which time he was an international celebrity.Through all of his travels and explorations, he remained a writer and storyteller. He continued to publish and give lectures. Despite that, his life still had struggles. Finances were an issue. He and his wife lost three children, one of whom died while Twain was traveling.Read another story from us: Stalin Tried to use The Grapes of Wrath as Anti-Capitalist Propaganda – It Backfired BadlyHis wife also died while he was abroad, in 1901. In his later life, he lost all interest in further travels and suffered from fits of rage and depression before his eventual death in 1910. The American Vandal roamed no more.last_img read more


first_img 5 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free October 2, 2015 As nectar was to the Greek gods, patents are to the tech industry.It’s not atypical for big players – your Googles, Apples, Microsofts – to add thousands of them to their portfolios every year. While many are granted only to remain unused, the most interesting ones offer sneak peaks at possible future products.Apple may not lead the tech pack in terms of quantity, but many of its patents have a distinctive ‘it’ factor. For example, take Apple’s patent for earbuds that – get this – actually stay in your ears! (Apple seems to have followed through on this one.)If we had our way, the company would consider doing the same on all seven patents listed below.1. A smart ringWe finally have an Apple Watch – are other accessories far behind? Perhaps not, judging from an Apple patent filed last April and published yesterday.The patent outlines plans to develop a smart, interactive ring that syncs with other Apple devices such as the iPhone or iPad, and can alert the wearer when a text, tweet or status update is received. In the place of a traditional jewel or stone, there is a touchpad touchscreen and the ring could also include a microphone for picking up voice commands.Why a ring when consumers can already purchase an Apple smartwatch and a smartphone? “The light emitted by a touchscreen may be inappropriate in certain social environments or even dangerous if it gives away the position of a threatened user,” the application reads.More practically, a smart ring would eliminate the need for constant phone checking. While some may argue this would bind us even more tightly to technology, it could also be liberating.   2. A battery that lasts days (or even weeks)Filed in March and already approved, this patent for a “portable and cost-effective fuel cell system for a portable computing device” suggests the tech giant is exploring ways to increase battery life for its array of devices.The referenced fuel cells, which most often combine hydrogen with oxygen to create electrical energy, can be far more efficient than other battery types, potentially enabling “continued operation of portable electronic devices for days or even weeks without refueling,” Apple notes in the patent.Even if Apple does pursue this patent, it’ll likely be awhile until it’s incorporated into consumer products. But that doesn’t mean that a day-long – nay, week-long – battery life is an impossibility — just that it hasn’t happened yet. 3. Biometric-tracking headphonesApproved last winter but originally filed back in 2008, this patent refers to a headphone system with built in sensors that can detect a wearer’s heart rate, temperature and perspiration to track his or her movements and activity level.This sounds pretty cool — but also kind of creepy, especially when you pair it with another one of Apple’s patent applications, which lays out plans to serve consumers targeted ads based on their biometric data.Read More: Apple’s Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate — in Your Headphones4. Waterproof electronicsIn March, Apple applied for a patent that details plans to protect “water sensitive” electronics parts by coating them with a hydrophobic coating. Water-resistant iGadgets? Yes, please.Read More: A Way to Waterproof Your iPhone? Apple Is Looking Into It.5. A ‘walk-and-text’ featureBack in 2012, Apple filed a patent for a “transparent based” texting system that would, presumably, streamline the difficult process of texting while walking. The idea is fairly simple: when an iPhone user texts, the device will display video images of what’s directly in front him or her (captured by its rear-facing camera), with semi-transparent text bubbles replacing the typical opaque texting backdrop.It’s a silly one, yes, but we’d still want to see it in action.Read More: Want to Text and Walk and Still See Where You’re Going? Apple Has a Patent for That.6. Voicemail screenerOriginally filed all the way back in 2003, last year Apple was finally granted a patent that would enable iPhone users to listen to voicemails as they’re being left, with the option to pick up mid-message. Almost takes you back to the landline era.Read More: Apple’s Latest Patent Will Let You Pick Up During a Voicemail7. Car-finderLosing your car in a crowded parking lot is a uniquely hellish experience. It’s frustrating, but it also makes you feel kinda dumb.As with the other listed items, a pair of patents filed in 2013 suggests Apple may be working to solve an all-too-common problem. The patents detail how an iPhone could establish a Bluetooth connection with a car and, using triggers such as open doors or shuttered ignitions, determine where it is parked and guide its owner to the location via digital breadcrumbs.Read More: Pair of Apple Patents Aims to Answer: ‘Where’d I Park My Car?’ Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more


first_imgAlajuela’s first vegetarian restaurant. Robert Isenberg Here’s the good news: The city of Alajuela has its first vegetarian restaurant. El Chante Vegano is a charming little bistro, the perfect venue to have lunch with your yoga instructor. What’s more, the dishes are delicious and the prices are reasonable. You can find local favorites (sopa Azteca), vegan imitations (portabella burger), and some surprises (“oriental” rice).Even the atmosphere is pleasant, with its hand-painted murals and low-key décor. The interior is cool and relaxed, and the front patio is shaded and breezy. The staff is upbeat and friendly, even by Alajuelan standards, and health-conscious diners should instantly feel at home. They even participate in “café pendiente,” the practice of donating coffee to less fortunate people. It’s obvious, from the moment you arrive, that the folks at El Chante are nice, thoughtful, well-meaning people.The bad news is that my recent visit was a disaster from beginning to end, and I couldn’t believe that El Chante Vegano had been open for several weeks. Related posts:Fun, action on Alajuela Museum tour Kid-friendly “Tales of Kings” plays in Alajuela Alajuela schoolchildren paint historical murals Alajuela smokers have new reason to quit My wife and I met with another couple for a late lunch, a little after 1 p.m. We sat down, ordered our platters, and waited. After 45 minutes, the chef came out with a plate of tortilla chips and greens. The salsa was mild and refreshing, and it blended nicely with the pitcher of flavored water. But the message was clear: We had waited awhile, and we might have to wait awhile longer. Well, it’s a new restaurant, we silently agreed. They’re figuring out their rhythm.After an hour, the chef returned to inform my wife that the kitchen had no cheese for her pizza. “I can give you some guacamole on the side,” he said. The gesture was appreciated, but by this point we were uncomfortably hungry, and we wondered how a vegetarian kitchen could operate – on a weekend – without cheese. And how are guacamole and cheese interchangeable? And how does it take a full hour to realize you’re missing a key ingredient?The first entrée arrived at 2:15 p.m. Our friend had ordered nachos, and he waited politely for another 10 minutes until the second plate came. One by one we received our orders, until, at long last, I collected my vegetable burrito, at around 2:35. By that point, I had already encouraged the others to eat, since we were apparently waiting for the vegetables to be harvested. It seems petty, in light of such complaints, to suggest that the “burrito” was technically a wrap, but there’s a fair distance between Mexico and Greece.The food was sumptuous and expertly prepared, even my wife’s cheese-less pizza, but it hardly counterbalanced the cons: There was no running water in the restroom sinks, the server forgot our drinks and looked miffed when we asked for them, and we had to chase her again for the check. They couldn’t accept credit cards, they said, so we were glad to have cash (waiting to use the ATM in Alajuela is a full-contact sport). One of the staff admitted that he had no idea what we’d ordered, and by then the server had disappeared. He took us into his office and itemized our lunch, and our happy reunion became an exercise in business accounting.By the time we left, at 3:30 p.m., the sun was low, and our late lunch had turned into an early dinner. Someone apologized for the inconvenience, explaining that the day had been difficult, and then he made awkward small talk. He sent us slices of cake, as if to bury the hatchet. Suddenly we felt pity for them; we had been annoyed, and now we were depressed –two unwelcome emotions on a bright Saturday.The moral is this: El Chante Vegano has a long way to go. In pickier climates, such a restaurant would never be allowed to open, and our meal would at least have been comped. The place has great potential, especially in a meat-and-gallo-pinto town like Alajuela, where a vegetarian joint ought to thrive. The problem is that El Chante is already open, and they’ll have to think on their feet. Documenting orders is an easy fix; getting a plumber for the bathroom is not.My fingers are crossed that they work out these significant kinks, because I want to go back. I assume the cheese, when available, is delicious.El Chante Vegano is located 25 meters west of the Post Office, Alajuela. Phone: 8911-4787. Facebook Commentslast_img read more


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