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'Daily' Injects Odessa's Coffee Culture with Stylistic Finesse

Just a 15-minute stroll from Shevchenko Park’s Green Theatre, the first and only open-air venue in Odessa, caffeine aficionados can indulge in one of the best examples of Ukraine’s booming coffee culture. Third wave coffee shops and awarded baristas have transformed the city into an artisanal heaven for bean enthusiasts.
Tags: Art, Ukraine, Odessa, Shevchenko Park


The most Soviet-looking cities

Almost three decades have passed since the day the Soviet flag was lowered for the last time over the Kremlin in Moscow, but the shadow of the Union still looms in many remote corners of former socialist states. Following the resignation of President Mikhail Gorbachev on December 25, 1991, the transcontinental superstate that extended from the Black Sea to the Far East broke up into 15 new countries ready to reestablish their identity as independent nations. But even today, there are areas of...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Putin, White House, Nazis, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Moscow, Un, Belarus, Red Army, Ussr, Kremlin, Joseph Stalin


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: I caught Attica ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Hollywood, London, Mexico, Los Angeles, Earth, Yale, Jamaica, Alex, Eva, Mad Max, Ana, Jinn, Odessa, Jo


Comedian advances to runoff against incumbent in Ukraine presidential race

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays Ukraine's president on television, has won the first round of the struggling country's presidential election and is set to face the incumbent in a runoff this month.  The political newcomer had garnered more than 30 per cent of Sunday's vote with four-fifths of the ballots counted on Monday afternoon. President Petro Poroshenko, known as 'the chocolate king' for his expansive candy business, was in second place with 16 per cent.  Former...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Nato, Crimea, Moscow, Petro Poroshenko, Black Sea, Odessa, Poroshenko, Yulia Tymoshenko, Tymoshenko, Volodymyr Fesenko


Ukraine: Child rescued as buggy blown off Odessa pier

A three-year-old was blown into the sea off a pier in Ukraine, prompting a quick rescue.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Odessa


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: I only recently ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, London, America, Spain, Chicago, West, New York Times, John, Alberta, Booker, Ana, Odessa, Grey, Darren, Hassan


New reports show Austin police use force at traffic stops much more often than other agencies

Austin police are more likely to use injury-causing force against drivers they pull over than any other large Texas jurisdiction, according to new "racial profiling" data reports out this month from law-enforcement agencies around the state. Go here to look up reports from various departments, which agencies were required to submit to the state by March 1st.These are called "racial profiling" reports because documenting racial discrimination was their original purpose when they were mandated in ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Odessa, Denton, Beaumont, Midland, Arlington, Waco, Corpus Christi, Lewisville, Gritsforbreakfast, John Whitmire, Garnet Coleman


Ukrainian president visits US destroyer on port call

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has gone aboard a U.S. warship making a call at a Ukrainian port, hailing its visit as a warning to Russia. President Petro Poroshenko visited the destroyer USS Donald Cook in the port of Odessa on Tuesday. He said in a statement that the ship’s visit was “an important […]
Tags: News, Russia, US, Ukraine, Ap, Nation, Petro Poroshenko, Odessa, Kiev Ukraine, Donald Cook


Solo Female Travel in Europe: Complete Travel and Safety Guide

Kate in Copenhagen Looking to travel solo in Europe? You’ve come to the right place! My name is Kate and I teach women how to travel the world safely on their own. While I’m American and I travel all over the world, I’ve spent the most time in Europe. Several years, when you add it all up. I have traveled to every single country in Europe and have lived in two of them (Italy and the UK). This continent has given me so many happy travel memories and I want you to have them, too. And yet…you have...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, London, Featured, Sweden, Instagram, Greece, Australia, France, Scotland, China, Germany, Berlin Wall, Russia, Berlin


Conversion problem EPUB to MOBI

I have started to get strange results when I convert. The new file appears to be readable and transfers to my Kindle Paperwhite OK but I get an error when I try to copy it to another Caliber library. This not only has started to occur with new conversions but also applies to prior conversions that copied OK at the time of the original conversion. My error message for one book is: calibre, version 3.39.0 ERROR: Failed to copy books: Could not copy any books, click "Show Details" for more inf...
Tags: Books, Conversion, Odessa, Mobi


What ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Borrows From Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired or help us better understand George Lucas’ iconic universe. In this edition: Brazil. ) The 1985 release of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil was nothing short of a miracle. The executives at Universal were so disappointed with Gilliam’s grim vision of the future that they wanted to recut it and give it a happy ending, but Gilliam refused to be beaten down by the system. He fought and...
Tags: Python, Star-Wars, Movies, Reagan, Features, Brazil, Monty Python, Darth Vader, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Johnson, Sam, George Lucas, John Williams, Rian Johnson, Lowry


3 deputies shot while serving search warrant at Texas home

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas say three deputies have been shot and wounded while serving a search warrant at a home in Odessa. Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis says officers returned fire and one person was killed during the Monday night shooting. Investigators believe the person who died was the subject of the […]
Tags: Texas, News, Nation, Odessa, Texas AP, Odessa Ector County, Mike Griffis


Mueller Eyes Ukrainians Who Attended Trump Inauguration

The special counsel is looking at how a number of Ukrainian politicians secured seats at the Trump inauguration, the New York Times reported Thursday. The report comes amid indications that probes into the Trump inauguration — and what it did with the record $107 million it raised — are heating up. At the same time, peace plans that various Ukrainians were ferrying to Washington have also become a focus of the investigation. The Ukrainian politicos who attended Trump’s inauguration were happy...
Tags: Facebook, News, Washington, New York Times, Odessa, Trump, Mueller, Russia Probe, Muckraker, Sam Patten, Josh Kovensky, Serhiy Lyovochkin, Serhiy Kivalov, Kivalov, Yevhen Deidei


Why "To the Jew First" is a Value at Gateway Church

Check this out for a powerful message by Wayne Wilks. I met Wayne on mission trips with Jonathan Bernis. I remember him as a young Texan with a perpetual smile and a deep love for the Jewish people. He was residing in Odessa at the time leading the newly established Messianic Jewish Bible Institute. http://gatewaypeople.com/ministries/...ings-%E2%80%A6
Tags: Weapon, Religious Discussion, Odessa, Wayne, Gateway Church, Jonathan Bernis, Wayne Wilks


Breadway Bakery, la boulangerie café conviviale et mémorable d’Odessa

Artem Trigubchak et Lera Brumina, architecte et architecte d’intérieur basé à Kiev, en Ukraine, présentent Breadway Bakery, un projet de boulangerie / café situé dans le centre de la ville d’Odessa et à l’empreinte tant conviviale que mémorable. En effet, Breadway Bakery est un lieu réunissant boulangerie et ses atouts (vente à emporter) et un café servant des petits-déjeuners et des déjeuners. Les jeunes architectes de ce projet, Lera Brumina et Artem Trigubchak ont eu pour objectif de créer...
Tags: Books, Design, Ukraine, Pop, Architecture, Restaurant, Retail, Decoration, Vintage, Concept, Kiev, Odessa, Deco, Mobilier, Minimaliste, Urbaine


Excl: Official Trailer for 'St. Bernard Syndicate' Danish Mockumentary

"Whenever they see a St. Bernard, they totally lose it." Today FS is exclusively debuting the official trailer for a new mockumentary being released by Uncork'd Entertainment titled St. Bernard Syndicate (or The Saint Bernard Syndicate), which won Best Actor and Best Screenplay in the International Narrative section at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. This Danish indie comedy is the first feature from documentary filmmaker / writer Mads Brügger, about "the pitfalls of striking ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, China, Odessa, Indies, St Bernard, To Watch, Saint Bernards, Uncork d Entertainment, Mads Brügger, St Bernard Syndicate, Saint Bernard Syndicate, Frederik Cilius Jørgensen, Rasmus Bruun


Allies express alarm at Mattis resignation as senior Republicans turn on Trump

America's allies around the world yesterday expressed alarm at the resignation of Jim Mattis, Donald Trump's defence secretary, fearing it signalled a retreat into isolationism by the world's only superpower. Senior Republican allies of Mr Trump in Washington also lambasted the president, accusing him of abdicating the US global leadership role. Mr Mattis resigned on Thursday in protest at Mr Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria and draw down troops from Afghanistan. In a ...
Tags: UK, News, Putin, Congress, Australia, Washington, Senate, White House, Angela Merkel, Isil, Russia, Berlin, US, America, European Union, Syria


Drones deliberately taunting Gatwick Airport, shutting it down for nearly 24 hours so far

Police are on the hunt for the owners of disruptive drones that have shut down London's Gatwick Airport for nearly 20 hours, preventing flights from taking off and landing. And these aren't your usual off-the-shelf drones, either. Police describe them as "industrial specification" drones, meaning they are "something bigger or more complex," according to CNN. This is Gatwick's busiest time, with over 100,000 passengers stranded until the drone operators are located. But locating them hasn't be...
Tags: Post, UK, London, News, B-side, Nofrontdoor, Ukraine, Cnn, Drones, Gatwick, Caa, Gatwick Airport, Matt Williams, Odessa, Parker, Sussex Police


Odessa is Ukraine's culinary capital

Odessa is a city that absorbs. It’s defined by diverse influences, by triumph and tragedy, and, because of its location on the Black Sea, by fantastic seafood. Odessans proudly wave the independent Ukrainian flag nowadays, but the Soviets, Germans, and Ottoman Empire have all occupied the city in its less than 250-year history. As such, Ukraine’s third largest city is an amalgamation of cultures and home to one of the most vibrant culinary scenes in Europe. Odessa is the type of place you wa...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, US, Ukraine, Budapest, Ussr, Black Sea, Istanbul, Mongolia, Mediterranean, Warsaw, Kiev, Odessa, Eurasia, Ottoman Empire, Ukraine Travel


Prolific serial killer pleads guilty to murder in 1994 strangulation of woman in Texas and gets another life sentence

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Prolific serial killer pleads guilty to murder in 1994 strangulation of woman in Texas and gets another life sentence.
Tags: Texas, News, Odessa, Texas AP, Nation & World


Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman’s 1994 death

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman. Samuel Little entered his plea in the West Texas city of Odessa, where the body of Denise Christie […]
Tags: Texas, News, Odessa, West Texas, Texas AP, Nation & World, Samuel Little, Denise Christie


Leskov’s Laughter and Grief.

Leskov’s 1871 Смех и горе (Laughter and Grief, not translated into English as far as I know) is a short novel, around 200 pages, and it shouldn’t have taken me a month to read it, but I had very mixed feelings about it and kept putting it aside. It didn’t repel me enough to reject it entirely, like the later parts of Nekuda (see this post), but it didn’t grip me either. Gabriella Safran describes it as “a series of tales united only by the narrator’s thesis that Russian life is full of unpleasa...
Tags: London, Russia, Uncategorized, Paris, Italy, Linguistics, Moscow, Committee, Odessa, Nicholas, Petersburg, Vasiliev, Reformed Church, Orest, Leskov, Nekuda


Opec: why Trump has Saudi Arabia over a barrel | Financial Times

Opec: why Trump has Saudi Arabia over a barrel | Financial Times:Reneé Earls has lived her whole life in west Texas, and watched oil booms come and go, but she has never seen anything like the buzz of activity in the industry today. “We are a hopping spot,” she says. “If you’re not working here, that’s because you’re not looking for a job, or you are unemployable . . . If you have a skill and want to work, you can name your price.”Ms Earls is chief executive of the chamber of commerce in Odessa,...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Washington, Saudi Arabia, US, Middle East, New Mexico, Financial Times, Odessa, Trump, Earls, West Texas, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reneé Earls, the west Texas


Class 1B: Odessa uses record-breaking start to claim eight-man crown

The Tigers set an eight-man title-game record with 40 first-quarter points en route to a 63-12 win over Almira/Coulee-Hartline.
Tags: News, Sports, Tigers, High School Sports, Odessa


Is Putin the Provocateur in the Kerch Crisis?

Vladimir Putin U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On departure for the G-20 gathering in Buenos Aires, President Donald Trump canceled his planned weekend meeting with Vladimir Putin, citing as his reason the Russian military's seizure and holding of three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors.But was Putin really the provocateur in Sunday's naval clash outside Kerch Strait, the Black Sea gateway to the Sea of Azov?Or was the provocateur Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko? First, a bit of history. In 2014, a...
Tags: Europe, Guns, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Ukraine, Nato, Crimea, Moscow, Petro Poroshenko, Donald Trump, Black Sea, Moldova


Vladimir Putin expresses 'serious concern' as Ukraine introduces martial law after sea confrontation

Vladimir Putin has expressed "serious concern" over Ukraine's decision to impose martial law, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, after a confrontation at sea between the two countries. In a phone conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Russian President also said he hoped the German leader could intervene to rein in Kiev. Mr Putin "expressed a serious concern over Kiev's decision to put its armed forces on alert and to introduce martial law," the Kremlin said in a statement following...
Tags: Facebook, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, US, Ukraine, United States, Theresa May, Crimea, Moscow, Un, State Department


Vladimir Putin expresses 'serious concern' over Ukraine's move to introduce martial law

Vladimir Putin has expressed "serious concern" over Ukraine's decision to impose martial law, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, after a confrontation at sea between the two countries. In a phone conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Russian President also said he hoped the German leader could intervene to rein in Kiev. Mr Putin "expressed a serious concern over Kiev's decision to put its armed forces on alert and to introduce martial law," the Kremlin said in a statement following...
Tags: Facebook, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, US, Ukraine, United States, United Nations, Crimea, Moscow, State Department, Petro Poroshenko


Ukraine to introduce martial law as fears grow of possible ground invasion by Russia

Ukraine's president on Monday imposed martial law after Russia fired on and captured three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait near Crimea.  The country's parliament approved his request to grant him emergency war time powers in the areas considered most vulnerable to invasion, including the ability to requisition private property and suspend elections for 30 days beginning on Wednesday. He had earlier asked for 60 days across the whole of Ukraine.  In a televised address to the nati...
Tags: Facebook, News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, Ukraine, United States, United Nations, Crimea, Moscow, Petro Poroshenko, Kremlin, Black Sea, Sega, United Nations Security Council


Russian special forces storm three Ukrainian Navy ships sailing through disputed waters off Crimea 

Russia reopened the Kerch Strait near Crimea to shipping in the early hours of Monday morning, a day after its coast guard vessels opened fire and seized three Ukrainian navy vessels as they sailed through disputed waters around Crimea, raising fears of a new regional crisis. Nato and the European Union issued demands for restraint after Ukraine accused Russian FSB border guards of damaging two armoured artillery boats and injuring six crew members. All three of its vessels were immobilised and ...
Tags: News, Navy, Russia, European Union, Ukraine, Nato, Crimea, Moscow, Un, Petro Poroshenko, Black Sea, United Nations Security Council, Fsb, Kiev, Odessa, Don


Russia seizes Ukrainian naval ships in major escalation of tensions – video

The Ukrainian president has proposed imposing martial law after Russian forces shot at and seized three Ukrainian navy vessels in the Black Sea. Russia had already blocked passage through the Kerch Strait, a narrow body of water nestled between Crimea and the Russian mainland, after three Ukrainian navy ships made what the Russian coast guard called an unauthorised crossing through Russian territorial waters. The incident began on Sunday after the Ukrainian navy claimed a Russian coast guard ves...
Tags: Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Black Sea, Odessa, Kerch Strait, Ukrainian navy, Russian coast guard, Black Sea Russia, Kerch Strait Continue