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Who is William Barr, the attorney general set to release the Mueller report?

How much of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s highly-anticipated report into Russian interference in the 2016 election will be seen by Congressional lawmakers and the public Thursday largely depends on one man — William Barr. The attorney general under Donald Trump has vowed to release the report this week with redactions that fall under four colour-coded classifications: classified information, grand jury information, information pertaining to ongoing investigations and information that may infr...
Tags: News, Justice, Senate, White House, Russia, Alabama, America, Los Angeles, Fbi, House, Graham, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Panama, Justice Department


Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner out of Dodgers’ lineup with leg injuries

LOS ANGELES — A big chunk of the Dodgers’ offense is day to day. Both Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner were out of the starting lineup Tuesday with leg injuries that might or might not sideline them for longer. Bellinger was hit in the right knee by a pitch in the third inning of Monday’s game. He was in the outfield Tuesday afternoon jogging around the perimeter of the warning track to test the knee. The results were not good enough to get him in the lineup. “Could he play? Possibly,” Dodgers m...
Tags: La, Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Karen, Soccer, Mlb, Reds, Panama, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Turner, Alexander, Martin, Hill


Bad Faith Actor

I’ve mentioned a few times Bill Barr’s history of trying to cover up Republican scandals and whip up Democratic ones. But until yesterday I didn’t know of this, yet another example of Barr’s corrupt history. It’s actually an earlier “summarizes the principal conclusions” memo as part of a different cover-up, back 30 years ago. From Ryan Goodman at JustSecurity.org … On Friday the thirteenth October 1989, by happenstance the same day as the “Black Friday” market crash, news leaked of a legal m...
Tags: News, Congress, Fbi, Panama, Josh Marshall, Barr, Yale Law School, Ryan Goodman, Robert Mueller, OLC, Gen Manuel Noriega, Bill Barr, Harold Koh, Editor’s Blog, JustSecurity, William Barr He


A Modern Southern Wedding with a Panama Twist at William Clinton Presidential Center

Since the groom is from the mountains of Panama and the bride is from The South, this couple wanted to incorporate details that represented both of their unique cultural backgrounds to their overall wedding décor. To do so, they enlisted the help of Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design to bring their vision to life. Prepare for the most beautiful bright pink bouquets by Silks A Bloom, darling baby blue bridesmaid dresses, some traditional southern fare and a modern reception space that will take ...
Tags: Wedding, Panama, South, Modern, The Blog, Real Weddings, Anne Claire Allen, Panama Twist, William Clinton Presidential Center, Kati Mallory


Waterfalls and surfing in Panama

If you are looking for some sun, waterfalls and surfing in Panama and don’t mind roughing it in buses or hostels then you will have a blast! After escaping Panama cities hustle and bustle, we instantly fell in love with the beautiful beaches, tonnes of surf and very chilled out culture! Bocas del Toro Panama’s Main Destinations Playa Venao (Surf and snorkelling) Our favourite destination was a surf beach on the Pacific coast called Playa Venao. It has a lovely beach, surf, waterfalls and to...
Tags: Travel, US, Surf, Panama Canal, Pacific, Panama, Adventure Travel, Panama City, Kelly Slater, Moss, San Blas, Bocas del Toro, Chea, Santa Catalina, Red Frog Beach, El Valle


Is It Journalism? WikiLeaks’ Status In Media World Complex

NEW YORK (AP) — After the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, his lawyer was quick to characterize it as an assault against the rights of journalists all over the world who seek to uncover secrets. But was it quite that clear? Does WikiLeaks do journalism, or is it something else? The answer wasn’t evident when the organization burst into public consciousness at the top of this decade with the release of government documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It seems e...
Tags: New York, London, News, Iraq, Russia, Ap, Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Glenn Greenwald, Columbia University, Pentagon, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Msnbc, Donald Trump


‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain Explodes at Sunny Hostin for Defending Julian Assange

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hit The View’s Meghan McCain hard on Thursday morning. “The politics of this have always been completely hypocritical on both sides,” McCain said, noting that President Obama’s attorney general Eric Holder declined to prosecute Assange on the basis that WikiLeaks is essentially a “journalistic” organization. “This is something that a lot of people who have put national security first, and I put myself in that category, have been warning about and wa...
Tags: News, Obama, Eric Holder, Russia, Hillary Clinton, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Whoopi Goldberg, Panama, Assange, McCain, Abby Huntsman, Meghan McCain, Hostin, Sunny Hostin, Assange McCain


Locarno Industry Academy Unspools First Edition in IFF Panama

PANAMA CITY —   “The main problem is how to reach audiences beyond festivals,” says the Locarno Festival’s Nadia Dresti. The Locarno Industry Academy, which now boasts a network of events outside the Swiss city, aims to help a budding new generation of distribution, sales, exhibition and programming execs to develop answers. IFF Panama and […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Panama, Panama City, IFF, Locarno Festival, IFF Panama, Locarno Industry Academy, Locarno Industry Academy Unspools First Edition


Ana Bustamante’s ‘Asfixia’ Wins IFF Panama’s 1st Fipresci prize

Ana Isabel Bustamante’s “La Asfixia” has won IFF Panama’s 1st Fipresci prize for fest film in the “Stories from Central America and the Caribbean” section. The jury, constituted by Joel del Río, from Cuba, José Teodoro, from Canada, and Daniel Domínguez, from Panama, said that they were impressed by the film’s “exploration of the language of […]
Tags: News, Global, Canada, Festivals, Cuba, Central America, Panama, Caribbean, IFF Panama, Ana Bustamante, Daniel Domínguez, Joel del Río, José Teodoro, 1st Fipresci, Ana Isabel Bustamante


‘Benzinho,’ ‘Tierra Adentro,’ ‘Un Traductor’ Win 8th IFF Panama

PANAMA CITY — Posting a record in admissions, said festival director Pituka Ortega Heilbron, the 8th IFF Panama wrapped Wednesday with the closing film “The Sentence,” screened in the presence of actor Edward James Olmos. Gustavo Pizzi’s “Benzinho” won best Ibero-American fiction film, Mauro Colombo’s “Tierra Adentro” Best Documentary, about the endangered jungle on the […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Panama, IFF, IFF Panama, Pituka Ortega Heilbron, Benzinho, Tierra Adentro, Edward James Olmos Gustavo Pizzi, Mauro Colombo


The truth about a true frog: Unknown Costa Rican frog hidden amongst a widespread species

Known to science since 1857, a common species of frog found from north-eastern Honduras through to central Panama, turns out to have been keeping its 'multiple identities' a secret. According to herpetologists from the University of Plymouth and UCL, who recently used DNA barcoding on the species, showed that what we currently call Warszewitsch's frog is indeed a group of "cryptic" species. Their study is published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.
Tags: Science, Honduras, Panama, University of Plymouth, Warszewitsch


U.S. to face old foe Trinidad & Tobago in CONCACAF Gold Cup

LOS ANGELES — The last time the U.S. men’s national soccer team played a competitive match, Trinidad & Tobago stunned the Americans on an October night in the West Indies. The 2-1 defeat on Oct. 10, 2017, ensured that for the first time in 24 years the U.S. would not qualify for the FIFA World Cup, prompting head coach Bruce Arena to resign ahead of a 14-month search to find his replacement. Another meaningful match between the U.S. and the island nation will be on the docket in June after the 1...
Tags: Mexico, France, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Fifa, FIFA World Cup, Nashville, Venezuela, Philadelphia, Jamaica, El Salvador, Honduras, Houston


‘Roma,’ Yalitza Aparicio, Eugenio Caballero, Enthrall IFF Panama

PANAMA CITY —  Over six months since the world premiere of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” at Venice and the intensive debate about the film – including whether it should be classified as a feature film or a TV movie – at first sight one might think that the pic’s screening at IFF Panama would offer nothing […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Alfonso Cuarón, Venice, Roma, Panama, IFF, IFF Panama, Yalitza Aparicio Eugenio Caballero Enthrall IFF


IFF Panama: The Dominican Republic Builds as a Production Hub

PANAMA CITY — Fueled by one of the strongest film tax incentive schemes in the world – with a 100% break for national productions, 25% break for international productions, and 1.5% withholding tax – the Dominican Republic has seen a surge in film production since the new film law was enacted in 2010. This phenomenon […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Panama, Panama City, Dominican Republic, IFF, IFF Panama, Dominican Republic Builds


Panama’s Daniel Domínguez on Central America Cinema Growth, Trends.

PANAMA CITY — Until now, IFF Panama has only had audience awards for completed films. But for its 8th edition, it is hosting a new Fipresci Prize for the 12-pic competition, Stories from Central America and the Caribbean. The jury members are Joel del Río, from Cuba, José Teodoro, from Canada, and Daniel Domínguez, from Panama. […]
Tags: News, Global, Canada, Festivals, Cuba, Central America, Panama, Caribbean, Panama City, IFF Panama, Daniel Domínguez, Joel del Río, José Teodoro


IFF Panama: Diana Sanchez on Role as Toronto’s New Senior Director of Film

PANAMA CITY — In March 2019, IFF Panama’s artistic director Diana Sanchez, was appointed senior director of film at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, as part of a wider remodeling of the fest’s senior management. Sanchez has served as artistic director of IFF Panama since its launch in 2011 and has also worked with many […]
Tags: News, Global, Toronto, Festivals, Panama, Panama City, Sánchez, IFF, Diana Sánchez, IFF Panama, Toronto Intl Film Festival


Liverpool clash a baptism of fire for Madrid-bound Eder Militao

Lisbon (AFP) – He will become the most expensive player ever in Portuguese football when he completes a 50 million-euro ($56.5 million) move to Real Madrid this July, but before that Eder Militao will attempt to help Porto overcome Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.  The 21-year-old Brazil international last month became Madrid’s first signing since Zinedine Zidane returned to the club as coach for a second spell. A central defender who can also operate at right-back, Mili...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Portugal, Brazil, James Rodriguez, Anfield, Zinedine Zidane, Madrid, Panama, Porto, Iker Casillas, Copa América


The Path to Global Diversity

(Above) Credit: Matthew Ferrara, Dean of Innovation, LeadingRE; philosopher, photographer, writer and professional speaker LeadingRE’s Culturally-Inclusive Approach to Business, Abroad and at Home Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the April issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today.  Simply having a presence in countries around the globe doesn’t necessarily mean you embrace cultural diversity. Truly understanding cultural diversity goes much deeper than that. “When you...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Real Estate, UK, Milan, London, News, Germany, New York City, Africa, Diversity, Radio, United States, South Africa, Philippines


IFF Panama: Sundance Institute Reinforces its Global Reach

PANAMA CITY — Paul Federbush, international director, Sundance Feature Film Program, andLaura Michalchyshyn, at Sundance Productions, delivered a presentation at IFF Panama, moderated by Diana Sanchez, focusing on how the changing media landscape has created new opportunities for filmmakers, in particular in regions such as Latin America. “I’m very interested in this part of the […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Panama, Sundance Productions, Latin America, Sundance Institute, IFF, Diana Sánchez, IFF Panama, Paul Federbush, Sundance Feature Film Program, Michalchyshyn


IFF Panama: Panamanian Filmmakers Set Sights on International Market

PANAMA CITY — Prior to the launch of IFF Panama in 2012, Panama’s film production was virtually non-existent. With the aid of the festival, the national film fund, and impetus created by an influx of foreign shoots, local productions have secured an increasingly important role at the domestic box office. Several projects now enjoy multi-territory […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Panama, IFF, IFF Panama


IFF Panama: Ricardo Darin Talks About His New Film

PANAMA CITY — Argentine actor Ricardo Darin, currently attending the 8th IFF Panama for the fest’s opening film, “An Unexpected Love,” is prepping a new film, “Heroic Losers,” (La Odisea de los Giles) about an agricultural cooperative in Argentina in 2001, to be directed by Sebastián Borensztein, with whom Darin previously worked on “Koblic” (2016) and […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Argentina, Panama, Panama City, IFF, Giles, Darin, Ricardo Darin, IFF Panama, Sebastián Borensztein


IFF Panama: Ricardo Darin Talks About His New Film, ‘Heroic Losers’

PANAMA CITY — Argentine actor Ricardo Darin, currently attending the 8th IFF Panama for the fest’s opening film, “An Unexpected Love,” is prepping a new film, “Heroic Losers,” (La Odisea de los Giles) about an agricultural cooperative in Argentina in 2001, to be directed by Sebastián Borensztein, with whom Darin previously worked on “Koblic” (2016) and […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Argentina, Panama, Panama City, IFF, Giles, Darin, Ricardo Darin, IFF Panama, Sebastián Borensztein


IFF Panama: Spotlighting Primer Mirada’s Five Features in Competition

PANAMA CITY  — Five films from Central America and the Caribbean are screening at the 5th Primera Mirada, IFF Panama’s pix-in-post sidebar, which has become a major springboard for upcoming films from the region. The sidebar is particularly important for the region’s filmmakers who often desperately require post-production completion finance and mentoring advice. The winning film […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Central America, Panama, Caribbean, IFF, IFF Panama, Spotlighting Primer Mirada, PANAMA CITY Five, 5th Primera Mirada IFF


How to choose a VPN for your Mac device

You might already know how widely used and renowned Macs and Apple devices are all over the world for their heightened security, especially when compared to other systems. With a strong check on everything going through the official App Store and laser-sharp firewalls, it only stands to reason that you make sure there’s nothing on your end that compromises your identity, privacy, and anonymity either. Choosing a VPN for Apple computer works just like how you’d choose one for any other computer ...
Tags: Apple, Security, South Korea, Hong Kong, Usa, Internet, Spain, Blogging, Netflix, United States, United Kingdom, Edward Snowden, Switzerland, Reddit, Vpn, Firewall


Even $10 Billion Aramco Megabond Can't Fix Gulf-Debt Hunger - Bloomberg

Even $10 Billion Aramco Megabond Can't Fix Gulf-Debt Hunger - Bloomberg:A $10 billion corporate-bond offering might be hard for investors to digest in some emerging markets. Not so in the Gulf, and not when the notes are being sold by the most profitable company on the planet.“The appetite for ultra-high investment grade, particularly from the Gulf Cooperation Council where spreads are still wide relative to developed markets, is very strong,” said Patrick Wacker, fund manager for emerging-marke...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Gulf Cooperation Council, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Fix Gulf Debt Hunger Bloomberg, Patrick Wacker, UOB Asset Management Ltd, Moody 's Investors Service Aramco


Panama: New Law On Protection Of Personal Data - Morgan & Morgan

With the enactment of Law No. 81 on Protection of Personal Data, the Republic of Panama aims to establish the principles, rights, obligations and procedures that regulate the protection of personal data,
Tags: News, Panama, Morgan, Republic of Panama


Denmark seeks damages from firms exposed of tax evasion in Panama Papers

Denmark's tax agency said on Wednesday it has launched 34 court cases seeking damages from management in firms exposed of tax evasion in the Panama Papers.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Denmark, Panama


Panama president cheers China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative

HONG KONG (AP) — Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela says his country sees a “big opportunity” in China’s massive “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative. Speaking Tuesday in Hong Kong, Varela said the initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond, is a chance […]
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Ap, Road, Panama, Africa Europe, Juan Carlos Varela, Varela, Nation & World


Socialism, and gangsterism, stalk Malta

Socialism, and gangsterism, stalk Malta This Friday, April 5, George Vella is due to become the tenth president of the Republic of Malta (Repubblika Ta’Malta). Vella, who was nominated by Labour Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, will succeed President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca and continue her efforts to oversee potentially dramatic amendments to the Maltese constitution. The 76-year-old is also likely to support the left-leaning policies of the prime minister...
Tags: Europe, UK, Religion, Labour, Italy, The Times, Libya, Tony Benn, Strasbourg, Oxfam, Parliament, Labour Party, Panama, Cabinet, European Parliament, Malta


An Amphibian Fungus Has Become 'The Most Deadly Pathogen Known To Science' (slashdot)

"On Thursday, 41 scientists published the first worldwide analysis of a fungal outbreak that's been wiping out frogs for decades," The New York Times reports. The outbreak has caused more than 500 species of amphibians to decline significantly (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source), making it "the most deadly pathogen known to science." From the report: Scientists first noticed in the 1970s that some frog populations were declining quickly; by the 1980s, some species appeared to ...
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