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AS HEARD ON: WGAN Mornings with Ken and Matt: Election and Voting Technology, Phishing and Coronavirus Covid-19

Good morning everybody! I was on with Ken and Matt. We had a good discussion about the upcoming Nevada Caucus and if they will experience some of the same issues as in Iowa. We also discussed the cybercriminal phishing emails being sent out with the warnings about the Coronavirus that if clicked on will infect your machine and network and also why you should delete apps that you do not use to protect your privacy. These and more tech tips, news, and updates visit – — Automated ...
Tags: Podcast, Cdc, West Virginia, Sem, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Maine, New York Times, Iowa, Secret Service, Nevada, Department Of Homeland Security, Craig, Eastern Europe, Trump, Don

“Hong Kong is at an Existential Crossroads.” Joshua Wong on the Future of His Homeland.

In the early summer of 2016, for a single minute every night the facade of the tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre (ICC), transformed into a giant digital timer. Second by second, the clock counted down to 1 July 2047, the expiration date of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework that guarantees Hong Kong’s semi- autonomy. The light installation was the handiwork of two young local artists who wanted to express their anxiety over the looming deadline and Beiji...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Books, News, China, Uncategorized, Taiwan, World, Beijing, Ideas, United States, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, World Trade Organization, Chinese communist party, Joshua Wong

Churches face 'transfer of ownership' by socialist government: Bishop

Churches face 'transfer of ownership' by socialist government: Bishop A new chapter of the state's oppression of religion in the Balkans began last December, when the socialist government of Montenegro passed a law allowing the government to strip a longstanding, recognized church of its property and potentially transfer it to another sect under more amenable leadership. In the wee hours of the morning shortly after Christmas, politicians in Montenegro pas...
Tags: Religion, Bishop, St Petersburg, Montenegro, Eastern Europe, Balkans, Ben, Orthodox Church, Orthodox, Roman Catholic Church, Serbian Orthodox Church, St Isaac, Bolsheviks, Serbian Orthodox, Milo Đukanović, Democratic Party of Socialists Đukanović

What to Watch: Queer history on TV, a Guatemalan love story and Juliette Lewis trailing a killer

Margret Cho in ‘Visible’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Must: Visible-Out on TV Out-gay director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, The Keepers, Ask Dr. Ruth) returns with his most ambitious—and impressive—projec...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Feature, New York, Entertainment, La, Norman Lear, US, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Georgia, Juliette Lewis, Netflix, Lgbtq, Janet Mock, Eastern Europe

Trump’s Iran Man Met With a Former Terror Group’s Rep After Soleimani Strike

The Trump administration’s top official overseeing Iran policy met with a representative of a controversial Iranian dissident group weeks after a U.S. strike killed Iran’s top military leader.Brian Hook, a senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the U.S. Special Representative for Iran, met on January 31 with Robert G. Joseph, a former senior State official who now represents the National Council of Resistance of Iran, according to a foreign agent filing that Joseph submitted to the...
Tags: News, White House, Iran, Ukraine, Paris, Un, State Department, Tehran, Giuliani, Doj, George W Bush, Justice Department, The Daily Beast, Rudy Giuliani, Eastern Europe, Trump

We Live in the Future (Thinks Out Loud Episode 274)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. We Live in the Future (Thinks Out Loud Episode 274) – Headlines and Show Notes When you look around, do you feel like you’re living in a futuristic utopia? Or does it feel more like a dystopian future to you? In either case, it’s clear that we already live in the future. Whether you see a world filled with global access to instantaneous information, improved medical treatments, and declining poverty, or one filled with info...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mexico, Africa, US, Seo, Star Trek, Bbc, BBC News, Ubs, World Health Organization, Mike Tyson, Jeff Bezos, Brookings Institution, Cnet, Benedict Evans

Trump wants 25% cut in US military fund to deter Russian aggression

Impeached American president Donald John Trump wants a 25% reduction in the military fund designed to deter Russian aggression against the U.S., no reason, why are you asking, no really, why, you seem kind of obsessed. According to Defense Department budget documents unveiled Monday, Trump plans to cut a military fund designed to offset Russian aggression in Eastern Europe by 25%. From U.S. News: Budget proposals for fiscal 2021 released Monday afternoon call for $4.5 billion for the European ...
Tags: Europe, Post, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Russia, Defense, US, World news, US news, Ukraine, Cnn, Military

The Khazars - what happened to the original Jews?

I was reading a transcript from a speech by Bengaman Freedman given in 1961 at the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C. In it he says that there was a pagan, war-like tribe in Asia (or what is now Russia) who's leader was so disgusted with the degeneracy of the kingdom, that he wanted to adopt one of the 3 monotheistic religions: Christianity, Islam or Judaism, as the state religion and as a toss-up, he chose Judaism. When they were forced out of Russia, they moved to Eastern Europe, and the Christi...
Tags: Asia, Washington, Russia, Israel, Rome, Britain, Palestine, Weapon, Controversial News And Alternative Politics, Eastern Europe, Willard Hotel, Freedman, Christianity Islam, Bengaman Freedman

After Trump's acquittal: new revelations will continue to trickle in

The hollowness of the president’s acquittal after impeachment may be exposed as leaks and investigations soldier onThe Senate trial of Donald Trump has arrived at its preordained conclusion. The president has begun a victory lap to celebrate impunity and settle scores with a long list of enemies headed by Mitt Romney, while the Democrats return to their ill-starred primaries. But there are good reasons to believe that Ukraine, the reluctant focus of the impeachment battle, will continue to haunt...
Tags: Florida, News, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, House, House Of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Mitt Romney, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi

Trump’s Acquittal Would Be a Dangerous Transfer of Power From Congress to the President

The central question built in to any form of government is how to control the government itself after we give it power over our lives. The Romans summed it up with a simple question, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes—Who will guard the guardians? And the United States’ Constitution is the most sublime answer to this question yet devised. The founders of our country understood the problem deeply and personally; they had just fought a bloody war against an unresponsive and abusive government, led...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Russia, Uncategorized, Ideas, United States, Maine, House, Donald Trump, Madison, Rudy Giuliani, Eastern Europe, Trump, George, James Madison

The Myth of Yalta

Editor’s note: Today marks the 75th anniversary of the commencement of the Yalta Conference, held February 4–11, 1945. The following article was published in the February 19, 1982, issue of National Review. Three times in the last few months I have heard critics of President Reagan’s sanctions against Poland and the Soviet Union say quite flatly that the United States recognized Russian hegemony over Eastern Europe at the Yalta Conference in February 1945. Two were on television so I was helples...
Tags: Europe, Japan, London, News, China, Germany, Reagan, Austria, Britain, United States, New York Times, Army, Marines, Poland, Red Army, Harry Truman

The Word “Robot” Originated in a Czech Play in 1921: Discover Karel Čapek’s Sci-Fi Play R.U.R. (a.k.a. Rossum’s Universal Robots)

When I hear the word robot, I like to imagine Isaac Asimov’s delightfully Yiddish-inflected Brooklynese pronunciation of the word: “ro-butt,” with heavy stress on the first syllable. (A quirk shared by Futurama’s crustacean Doctor Zoidberg.) Asimov warned us that robots could be dangerous and impossible to control. But he also showed young readers—in his Norby series of kids’ books written with his wife Janet—that robots could be heroic companions, saving the solar system from cosmic supervilla...
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Ukraine: Draft Ukrainian Gambling Law - Dentons

End of 2019 was really heated in the Eastern Europe — newly elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that he is going to lift an existing gambling ban
Tags: News, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Volodymyr Zelensky

Backpacking Around Eastern Europe – Things You Should Know

Backpacking is one of the most popular forms of adventurous travel these days. In addition to providing you with the thrill of adventure, backpacking gives you an opportunity to see the world and enjoy the marvels of nature. Additionally, it’s a physical activity that improves your physical, mental, and emotional health while allowing you to become more open-minded. We can go on and on about the incredible benefits of backpacking, but one thing is for sure… your overall backpacking experience h...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, Budapest, Hungary, Paris, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Albania, Eastern Europe, Transylvania, Carpathian Mountains, France England, Poland Hungary Czech Republic Bulgaria

How Do We Remember Victims of Mass Murder? A Holocaust Survivor’s Daughter on How She Honors Her Family

How to remember victims of mass murder who have no graves? For families whose members have survived genocide or other forms of mass murder, remembrance is private and visceral. They often have no body to bury or cremate. As a child, I was fascinated by funerary objects: Egyptian mummies and their grave gods, memorial candles in temples, churches, and home shrines, old tombstones in small-town American cemeteries. No one in my immediate family has a tombstone, though several generations of m...
Tags: Europe, News, Germany, Massachusetts, Nazis, Uncategorized, History, Cologne, Czech Republic, Prague, Munich, Ideas, Belarus, Nazi, Roma, Eastern Europe

Grand Wailea's stained glass windows

The year 1965 proved tumultuous for the people of Indonesia. Massive power shifts were taking place in the country, and Indonesia’s leader, known as Sukarno, found himself the subject of a military coup. Anti-communist sentiment lead to a genocide of around 800,000 people, including some ethincally Chinese people as well as communists. Sukarno landed in house arrest (where he would die in 1970). It’s perhaps no wonder that Yvonne Cheng, an artist who would eventually become known for painting...
Tags: Travel, Art, Indonesia, Hotels, David, Harvard, United States, Hawaii, Italy, Artists, Cambridge, Jakarta, Eastern Europe, Bishop Museum, Maui, All

Healing and hope for families affected by fragile X in Eastern Europe

Mothers and fathers and their young children crowded into an old, government-run children's hospital in Belgrade, Serbia, colorful, cartoonish drawings covering its hallway walls. Parents struggled to soothe their anxious, wriggly boys and girls. But they were patient, polite. It was, after all, a day unlike any other. A day for hope.
Tags: Health, Eastern Europe, BELGRADE Serbia

The 10 Things Dems Say Prove Trump Acted Corruptly In Ukraine Scheme

Sure, the bogus investigations that President Donald Trump wanted Ukraine to launch into Joe Biden and the 2016 election were conspiratorial garbage. But beyond that, House impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) argued Thursday, there are 10 clear reasons that the push for the investigations was corrupt on its face. On the Senate floor, Schiff brought up an exhibit listing them in neat sentences: Here’s how he argued the case: 1. President Trump Cared Only About The  Announcement Of Invest...
Tags: Europe, Usa, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Eu, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, House, The New York Times, State Department, Biden

5 of the places to take a boat trip in Europe

Renting a boat is a great way to enjoy a different perspective of a place. Whether you chose to join a group boat tour on your next travelling experience, or hire a boat for a private trip, there are plenty of opportunities to make the most of the scenery and views from a position on […] The post 5 of the places to take a boat trip in Europe appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Eastern Europe, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel

5 of the best places to take a boat trip in Europe

Renting a boat is a great way to enjoy a different perspective of a place. Whether you chose to join a group boat tour on your next travelling experience, or hire a boat for a private trip, there are plenty of opportunities to make the most of the scenery and views from a position on […] The post 5 of the best places to take a boat trip in Europe appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Eastern Europe, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel

Glovo exits the Middle East and drops two LatAm markets in latest food delivery crunch

The new year isn’t even a month old and the food delivery crunch is already taking big bites. Spain’s Glovo has today announced it’s exiting four markets — which it says is part of a goal of pushing for profitability by 2021. Also today, Uber confirmed rumors late last year by announcing it’s offloading its Indian Eats business to local rival Zomato — which will see it take a 9.99% stake in the Indian startup. In other recent news Latin America focused on-demand delivery app Rappi announced 6...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Ecommerce, Uber, Apps, Europe, Africa, Tech, Spain, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Middle East, South America, Uruguay, Delivery Hero

Trump to Davos: Reject the ‘prophets of doom’

Trump to Davos: Reject the ‘prophets of doom’ President Donald Trump told the world’s foremost government and business leaders to reject the “prophets of doom” and follow “the great American comeback” during his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, today. President Trump gave a forthright call to unleash human creativity by embracing technological progress, energy exploration, lower taxes, deregulation, and the free market. “This is a...
Tags: London, Religion, America, Davos, United States, Un, Donald Trump, Eastern Europe, Trump, World Economic Forum, Davos Switzerland, Greta Thunberg, Albert Jay Nock, Petteri Taalasi, Rev Ben Johnson Donald Trump

Top 5 up-and-coming golf destinations for 2020

Anyone who loves golf and travel has a few bucket list golf courses on their minds, like The Old Course at St. Andrews or Pebble Beach. But when you are truly devoted to traveling the world to play golf, you start to crave new challenges. Here are our top five up-and-coming golf destinations to add […] The post Top 5 up-and-coming golf destinations for 2020 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Mexico, Thailand, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, North America, Pebble Beach, Eastern Europe, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe, St Andrews

Stephanie Kane's Would You Rather

Bored with the same old fashioned author interviews you see all around the blogosphere? Well, this series is a fun, new, literary spin on the ole  Would You Rather  game. Get to know the authors we love to read in ways no other interviewer has. I've asked them to pick sides against the same 20ish odd bookish scenarios.... WOULD YOU RATHER Stephanie Kane Would you rather write an entire book with your feet or with your tongue? Feet. The more I talk, the less I...
Tags: Books, Colorado, Brooklyn, Dylan Thomas, Boulder, Denver, Eastern Europe, Stephanie Kane, CU She, Colorado Authors League

Interview with Terry Kyle – CEO of WPX Hosting

I had a lot of positive feedback on my last post titled “Why Photographers Need A Blog” and thought it would be a good idea to do a follow up with an industry expert on web hosting, Terry Kyle the CEO, and founder of WPX Hosting. Terry is a well-known figure in the hosting game and has turned WPX Hosting into the most reliable and well-secured WordPress web host in the world. Terry is also an animal lover and advocate for sheltered cats and dogs. He spends much of his free time volunteering...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Europe, London, Instagram, Greece, Microsoft, Interviews, Youtube, Wordpress, Godaddy, Eu, Bulgaria, Toyota, Terry

The 'great adventure' of Sir Roger Scruton, RIP

The 'great adventure' of Sir Roger Scruton, RIP “Real grief,” wrote Sir Roger Scruton in Culture Counts, “focuses on the object, the person lost and mourned for, while sentimental grief focuses on the subject, the person who grieves.” Bona fide grief attends the death of Roger Scruton, 75, from cancer on Sunday. The noted philosopher, expert on aesthetics, and intellectual architect of modern conservatism – who wrote more than 50 books – leaves behind his w...
Tags: UK, London, Senate, Berlin, Religion, Eu, European Union, Beijing, Prague, Britain, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher, Paris, Bradford, Poland, Boris Johnson

Top Summer yachting holiday destinations for a relaxed luxury experience

When it comes to choosing an opulent escape, there’s no better way to leave it all behind than aboard your very own luxury yacht for a summer at your own pace in the Mediterranean. From May onwards the coast comes alive with a feast of activities to delight and entice all ages, and you can […] The post Top Summer yachting holiday destinations for a relaxed luxury experience appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Greece, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Eastern Europe, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel, Serbia and Montenegro

What sweets from Poland are your favorite?

Any time a package from Poland shows up at my door steps, it’s a party! Between gifts, food and vodka…and sweets! Something great for everybody! My two girls of course have their favorite snacks and sweets and their grandparents from Poland make sure that they always get something delicious in the package! I have my favorite ones as well and we all get spoiled few times a year:) So what are your favorite sweets from Poland? One of my favorites and Polish iconic treat is Prince Polo! It has been ...
Tags: Food, Culture, Linguistics, Poland, Iceland, Countries, Eastern Europe, Wedel, Krówka Krówka, Krówka, Torcik Wedlowski

Word of Mouth: Belgrade

Exploring the Serbian capital from refined roof terraces to reimagined industrial spaces Over the past few years, the Serbian capital Belgrade has emerged as one of the most exciting destinations in Europe. Owing to its cheap prices, 24-hour party culture and plenty of dilapidated but beautiful architecture, Belgrade is often described as “the new Berlin” by those who fear that gentrification has stripped the old …
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, Restaurants, Berlin, Bars, Accommodation, Museums, Cafes, Drinking, Serbia, Eating, Dining, Galleries, Nightlife, Eastern Europe

All Startups Should Consider Expanding In Multiple Geographies

My post The Future Of Work Is Distributed received some good comments. More interesting was the number of direct emails I received back with detailed information about “remote-first” companies and how they did things. There was a distinction in some of these emails between “remote-first” and “multiple geographies.” It’s an important nuance, as there is a big difference between a fully distributed workforce (which the blockchain kids refer to as a “decentralized workforce”) and a multi-locatio...
Tags: New York, China, Russia, India, US, Trends, Management, Recruiting, Denver, Hiring, Eastern Europe, Feld, Aquent, Chris Moody, Silicon Valley Seattle, LA Boston