Invisible children press for citizenship

September 21, 2019

first_imgUp to 200,000 young people born to immigrant parents in Greece (parents who have entered the country legally) are treated as ‘aliens’, with no access to Greek citizenship, and the time has come to make sweeping changes to a system that is fundamentally unjust.So says a new campaign – backed by thousands of young people in Greece – aimed at challenging the Greek government’s approach to the issue.The campaign, coordinated by the Greek youth organisation G2RED (Generation 2.0 Rights, Equality, and Diversity), has launched an online petition to raise awareness of the plight of migrant children who suffer social exclusion, limited access to the labour market, who can’t vote, and who are often stigmatised.Children of non-Greek citizens face discrimination at every level in Greece, where their status means they cannot travel and study freely abroad (they are considered ‘third country nationals’, so they need a student visa to study outside Greece), have restricted access to jobs (many professions are reserved for those of Greek citizenship), and are barred from voting at elections.Andromachi Papaioannou, a spokesman for G2RED, says the problem such young people face is neither racism or their precarious legal status – but their visibility, or rather lack of it.“Children of migrant background are invisible both to the state and wider society,” says Papaioannou.“Their legal status is directly linked with that of their parents as long as they are minors, and as soon as they reach adulthood they have to obtain their own residence permit in order to continue to reside legally in the country. “Moreover, those born in the country are not given a birth certificate. The only document their parents receive is a certificate from the maternity clinic. In other words, for the Greek state, children born in the country to migrant parents simply do not exist as they are not registered anywhere.” Papaioannou believes that beside the legal problems concerning their formal existence, how these young people identify themselves when confronted by the Greek state’s system is a process fraught with potential psychological dangers. “Even if they were born in Greece many of them are stigmatised because of their religion or phenotype as being different. “Children of migrant backgrounds are usually identified by members of the majority as unable to ‘integrate’ into Greek society. Even if they feel Greek they are not accepted as such by either the society or the state, and this has multiple effects on their identity formation as well.”The stakes couldn’t be higher. Currently in Greece there is a generation of people born and raised on European soil who do not have the rights of a European citizen.Despite recent attempts, specific legislation on citizenship acquisition for children of migrant backgrounds has been thwarted in the Greek parliament.One Act that was voted on in 2010 was considered anti-constitutional, and articles that regulated citizenship acquisition by minors were cancelled by the State Council last year.Papaioannou and thousands of the campaign’s growing number of supporters (8,700 have signed the online petition to date) say it’s time to consign Greece’s conservative policies – which fly in the face of multiculturalism – to history. The petition to persuade the Greek government to establish citizenship paths to all children born and/or raised in Greece can be signed at European Commission – Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Greek Australian veterans remembered

September 21, 2019

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram With rain bucketing down and a sombre mood, over 70 members of the Hellenic RSL’s Victorian branch took part in a special centenary Anzac Day Parade. The weather didn’t stopped the 80,000 crowd at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance attending the dawn service, and over 100.000 watched the march later in the morning.The Hellenic RSL is the only Greek organisation that is allowed to march on this special day.After the march, all members returned to the RSL Club house for lunch and some speeches were made towards the Gallipoli Campaign. During the eight months fighting at Gallipoli 8,700 Australians died and 27,000 were wounded.Only one Greek born Australian died at Gallipoli in the Australian Forces.Peter Rados was born in Athens in 1893. He enlisted in New South Wales on the 18th August 1914 at the age 23, and he embarked from Sydney for Gallipoli on 20th October 1914. He served with the 3rd Battalion 1st Infantry Brigade, and was killed in action on the 19th May 1915. He is Buried at ANZAC Cemetery, ANZAC Cove Gallipoli.last_img read more

Une des premières tombes chrétiennes dAngleterre découverte

September 20, 2019

first_imgUne des premières tombes chrétiennes d’Angleterre découverteSelon la BBC, des archéologues britanniques ont récemment découvert une tombe anglo-saxonne du VIIème siècle, époque charnière entre pratiques païennes et chrétiennes, comme l’indiquent certains indices.  Mise au jour au côté de trois autres tombes, à Trumpington Meadows, près de Cambridge, par une équipe d’archéologues de cette ville, une sépulture anglo-saxonne datant du milieu du 7ème siècle et contenant le squelette d’une adolescente d’environ 16 ans présente des caractéristiques rituelles mixtes. La couche funéraire en bois, un sac de pierres précieuses et semi-précieuses ainsi qu’un couteau placés en offrande près du corps, relèvent de pratiques païennes. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Mais une croix d’or et de grenat de 3,5 centimètres, gisant sur la poitrine de la défunte (et vraisemblablement cousue, à l’époque, sur ses vêtements) témoigne d’une pensée chrétienne. Une conjonction de rites très rares, selon Alison Dickens, qui a dirigé les fouilles : “nous pensons qu’il n’y a qu’un seul autre exemple d’un enterrement avec couche en bois et croix pectorale ensemble : à Ixworth, dans le Suffolk”, a-t-elle expliqué. La tombe daterait de l’époque ou le christianisme commençait à être introduit parmi les rois anglo-saxons, où il se mêlait encore au paganisme. La croix est la 5ème seulement de cette époque découverte au Royaume-Uni. Les trois autres tombes découvertes sur le même site sont des sépultures typiquement anglo-saxonnes, sans indication de christianisme. Une étude détaillée des quatre squelettes et de leurs attributs doit néanmoins être faite. Découvrez la tombe chrétienne et sa croix de grenat en images sur Maxisciences Le 22 mars 2012 à 16:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Neighboring EarthLike Exoplanet Could Support Life

September 20, 2019

first_img Scientists Discover Possible Interstellar VisitorWater Vapor Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ Planet Stay on target Imagine traveling 11 light years to borrow a cup of sugar.Well, that may be a possibility, according to new research led by Diogo Souta of Brazil’s Observatório Nacional.Following last year’s discovery of exoplanet Ross 128 b—a mere 11 light years from Earth—new work by Souto and Carnegie Science’s Johanna Teske has determined detailed chemical abundances of the planet’s host star, Ross 128.This is one giant leap toward better understanding exoplanets—celestial bodies orbiting outside our Solar System. And may help lead us to other worlds similar to Earth.“Until recently, it was difficult to obtain detailed chemical abundances for this kind of star,” Souto, who last year developed a technique for taking these measurements, said in a statement.Using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s APOGEE spectroscopic instrument, the team evaluated the star’s near-infrared light to identify levels of carbon, oxygen, magnesium, aluminum, potassium, calcium, titanium, and iron.“The ability of APOGEE to measure near-infrared light, where Ross 128 is brightest, was key for this study,” Teske said. “It allows us to address some fundamental questions about Ross 128 b’s ‘Earth-like-ness.’”A young star’s chemistry can influence its overall makeup. In this case, Ross 128 boasts iron levels similar to our Sun; its ratio of iron to magnesium indicates that the core of its planet, Ross 128 b, should be larger than Earth’s.The team was also able to estimate the planet’s radius, based on its minimum mass and stellar abundances.These details, as reported by Carnegie Science, can be used to calculate a planet’s bulk density and verify its surface structure.For instance, those with radii greater than about 1.7 times Earth’s are likely surrounded by a gassy envelope, like Neptune. Those with a small radii—such as Ross 128 b—are likely to be more rocky, like Earth.By taking Ross 128’s temperature, meanwhile, scientists were able to forecast how much of the host star’s light reflects off the exoplanet’s surface, revealing that our neighbor likely has a temperate climate.“It’s exciting what we can learn about another planet by determining what the light from its host star tells us about the system’s chemistry,” Souto said.“Although Ross 128 b is not Earth’s twin, and there is still much we don’t know about its potential geologic activity,” he continued, “we are able to strengthen the argument that it’s a temperate planet that could potentially have liquid on its surface.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

September 18, 2019

Dzeko refuses to rule out a Premier League return

first_imgAS Roma forward Edin Dzeko refuses to rule out anything in regards to a Premier League comebackDzeko last featured in the English top-flight for Manchester City between 2011 to 2016, where he scored 50 goals in 130 league appearances.After a move to Chelsea fell through in January though, Dzeko admits that time is running out for him at the age of 32.But the Bosnia-Herzegovina international also insists that he’s happy at Rome.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Regarding the Premier League, maybe it’s too late,” Dzeko told Sky Sports “You never know.“I had four and a half great years there, and had fun every minute of every game. I love the Premier League and England, so we’ll see. At the moment I’m happy in Rome.”Since joining Roma in 2015 from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, Dzeko has managed 78 goals and 30 assists in 148 games.Juventus midfielder and Bosnia teammate Miralem Pjanic even declared that Dzeko has a better goals-to-games ratio than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at international level.last_img read more

September 18, 2019

Wayne Rooney feels enormously proud for England

first_imgEngland legend Wayne Rooney is not sorry for missing out on the last World Cup, he is actually quite content with The Three Lions’ recent success.As one of the most competitive animals that England has produced in a long time, it would only be natural if Wayne Rooney felt a little bit envious of his compatriots when they reached that historic World Cup semifinal during the summer.But the DC United player is very happy with the career that he led with the national team, as well as the top scoring record that he left after parting ways with the squad.When asked about the experience of watching England as a fan, Rooney gave the most honest answer and proved that he truly is a legend because he feels happy for all his teammates who experienced that historic moment during the World Cup.“It was great to watch the games. The last time I watched England and wasn’t part of the set up was when I was 16, just 17,” said Rooney on BBC Sport.“So to go back to that and watch as a fan rather than having those connections as being a part of it was different to what I was used to – it was great to chill out, watch the games and support the team.”“I have seen players in the past who have retired and they maybe don’t want England to do well, I’ve spoken to players who have had that opinion.”“But as an England fan I obviously wanted them to go one step further [at the 2018 World Cup] and get to the final, where anything can happen.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I think they have brought a bit of pride back to the England set-up. I felt the timing was right when I retired from England, not only for myself but I think for the team.”“It was the right decision to let the team move on and it was the right time. I have no regrets,” he concluded.Wayne Rooney | Record breaker.The @England record goalscorer celebrates his birthday today 🎈Have a great day, @WayneRooney.— Wembley Stadium (@wembleystadium) October 24, 2018last_img read more

Program at Pearson explores WWI history

September 16, 2019

first_imgA special program Thursday at Pearson Air Museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.The National Park Service will have family-friendly activities, refreshments and war-era music at the event, called “Making the Cut” which begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 1115 E. Fifth St. At 7 p.m., as part of the event and the summer archaeology speaker series, Gerald Williams, a retired U.S. Forest Service chief historian, will discuss the history of the Northwest during World War I and the region’s contributions to the war effort.The exhibit “Straight Grained Soldiers” looks back at the Spruce Production Division at Vancouver Barracks.Artifacts related to the war in the trenches will also be on display Thursday. The Spruce Production Division built logging camps throughout the Pacific Northwest, and established a massive spruce mill where Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and Pearson Air Museum now sit. That lumber built thousands of American, French, British, and Italian airplanes.“Although World War I was highly mechanized and relied upon quick technological advances on the battlefield, little attention has been paid by historians to the home front efforts, such as the Spruce Production Division, that allowed the Allies to overwhelm Germany at the end of the war,” said Bob Cromwell, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site archaeologist.last_img read more

September 11, 2019

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between June 17, 2018 to June 24, 2018 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierWilmington gears up for new school leadership by Lizzie McDermottKane resigns from School Committee by Lizzie McDermottO’Connell has years of public service experience by Cassia BurnsL’Italien endorses Kratman by Lizzy HillWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocatePHOTOS: Wilmington Relay For LifePHOTOS: Flags Retired In WilmingtonWilmington PatchLunch Like A Local: Lucci’s In WilmingtonLowell SunWilmington woman’s tinkering turns into soap business by Kori TuittWilmington study to offer look into future on Main St. by Kori TuittAG OKs bylaw limiting medical facilities to industrial zones by Kori TuittLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Priyanka Chopra to join Marvel world after Avengers Endgame release

September 5, 2019

first_imgPriyanka Chopra interviews Awkwafina on If I Could Tell You Just One Thing.YouTubeAvengers: Endgame movie is bringing a huge star cast and after the end of the current Phase of MCU, there are a lot of new faces which we are going to see. In the future Marvel projects, it is rumoured that Angelina Jolie will play a major role. In addition to this, there are reports of Priyanka Chopra joining hands with Endgame director for future projects.Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo has now confirmed that he is currently talking to former Quantico star, Priyanka Chopra about a potential future project. As we earlier stated, Joe Russo planned to come to India to promote the Avengers: Endgame movie. During the press interview, when it was asked to him whether he would like to work with an Indian actor in the near future, Joe Russo stated that he would love to work with the Bollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra. He further stated that they are talking to her about something but could not reveal anything at this moment.”I’d love to work with Priyanka,” he said, “I’m smiling only because we’re potentially talking to her about something, I’m just not going to say what yet,” via Hindustan Times. India has contributed amazingly in the last couple of Marvel movies. While talking about the country, Joe Russo stated that India is the fastest growing market in the world when it comes to Marvel superheroes.”India is incredibly important. It’s the fastest growing market in the world for Marvel.”So, there are chances that in the next phase of Marvel Cinematic Universe, we will get to see Priyanka Chopra playing a major role — maybe we will get to see her in Captain Marvel 2 or Black Panther 2. At the same time, there is this possibility that she may appear as a potential antagonist in the future Marvel movies. If that happens, then it would seriously be a huge step for Chopra, who made a name for herself after starring in a couple of Hollywood movies and after marrying Nick Jonas.At the same time, Joe Russo also stated that Indian Superstar Rajinikanth’s Robot movie influenced the climactic moment in Avengers: Age of Ultron.”In Robot, where all the robots form a snake? All the Ultrons in Ultron came together to form a large Ultron, but it had to get cut for time.”Well, it is pretty amazing to know that an Indian sci-fi movie influenced such acclaimed directors.last_img read more

September 2, 2019

Will The Tax Overhaul Actually Stimulate The Economy

first_imgAfter the first major tax overhaul in more than 30 years passed in Congress, Republican leaders are promising it will stimulate the economy. While the new law would add to the national deficit, the say they’ll fix that issue on the back end by adjusting government spending and solving entitlement issues.But, will any of that actually happen?Ed Hirs joins Houston Matters to analyze how the bill might affect the economy. He’s an economics lecturer at the University of Houston.Then, to discuss the political implications of the legislation, we talk with three of our regular political analysts: Jeremi Suri from the University of Texas, Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, and Andrew Schneider, News 88.7’s politics and government reporter. Listen Photo via Flickr To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img 00:00 /22:10 X Sharelast_img read more

September 2, 2019

After Parkland What Are Houston Schools Doing To Prevent Mass Shootings

first_img Share AP Photo/Joel AuerbachParents wait for news after a reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)In light of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead — and a number of incidents going back to Columbine in 1999 — are public schools going to make any major changes in the near future to protect students from such incidents? Will school districts in Greater Houston — or the schools themselves — be looking at new policies to ensure student safety?Houston Matters talks it over with HISD Interim Police Chief Paul Cordova and Elaina Polsen, the chief communications office for Clear Creek ISD.Also, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn talks with a couple guests about another angle of this issue — working to prevent school violence by connecting with students on an empathetic level. Leah Cast from ARK Group and Dr. Rebecca Sanford, principal at Aldine ISD’s Hambrick Middle School explain.last_img read more

August 29, 2019

This gay guys using his toned tush to battle bullying and eating

first_img#FlashbackFriday 2011 to 2017 – There’s hope for everyoneA post shared by Elias Nohra (@erlias) on May 11, 2017 at 8:13pm PDT Comfortable with my body and in-tune with my inner self.A post shared by Elias Nohra (@erlias) on Jul 30, 2017 at 9:37pm PDT eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Do you think that transforming your body helps transform your mind?Most definitely. I recently discovered a concept known as Body Wisdom. Listening to your body and to your conscience and acting on that stimulus. I tune into what’s going on in my mind because what I sense is transparent. With sensuality, there are no rules. There is the simplicity of what I sense, the honesty of what I feel and the anchor of what I know. Thinking with our senses is the ‘feel good’ of accessing a meaningful perspective for best quality of living. Part of this is portrayed on my Instagram with certain posts depicting a sensual side to me. Sensuality is an attractive mystery for most men and widely repressed. Listening to my body and what it has been telling me for the last 6 years [from age 15] on this journey of self-discovery is only possible through a healthy state of mind.Being in tune with change and growth is liberating.If you achieve a stereotypically ‘perfect’ body are you happy forever?There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to have a better body to make you happier.Unfortunately, some gay men use gym culture in an abusive manner towards themselves.So-called ‘gym junkies’ can fall into a depressive state when they do not go to the gym every single day. A lot of these men suffer from severe body dysmorphia.I enjoy gym culture because it has become apart of who I am and my everyday life and has led me out of my darkest points in life. Forget a boyfriend this valentines day focus on loving your best gay selfThese Arabic-speaking LGBT people have risked all to tell their story‘The pressure and prejudice we have about body image in the gay community is toxic’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : A post shared by Elias Nohra (@erlias) on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:32pm PDT Elias Nohra, 21 from Sydney, Australia, has been steadily cataloging his progress as he transforms his body.Using his platform on Instagram, which has over 50,000 followers, Nohra discusses openly his experience enduring body dysmorphia, anorexia and bullying due to his weight and appearance.Nohra wants the world to know that transforming your body can transform your mind and unlock inner peace and happiness.We caught up with Elias to talk about how his life has changed, how his past determined his future and how we can support each other in order to love one another. #TransformationTuesday 2013 end of high school at 158lbs to 2017 my current physique at 188lbs. This has taken dedication, commitment, a struggle with puberty, a firm understanding of nutrition and diet and a lot of peer pressure. In a strange sense I’m thankful to have experienced bullying growing up because it transformed me into the person I am today with a strong mind, body and soul. I feel unbreakable now at 21 and I haven’t even reached my peak yet. I have those who doubted me to thank for that. My journey to success only continues as I continue to explore what my body is capable of achieving. I wouldn’t label myself as a body builder just yet but I hope to explore that artform very soon. I did it for myself and now I do it for all the young boys who suffer from severe body image issues and are afraid to leave the house because of insecurities. Anything is possible, you just need to believe in yourself and appreciate that time and patience is a virtue. Go get ’em. A post shared by Elias Nohra (@erlias) on May 30, 2017 at 7:14pm PDT Hi Elias, can you tell me about your eating disorder and bullying history?I would do vigorous hours of cardio at the gym, on school nights, even waking up early to go to the gym, where I had a membership age 14 and 9 months (the legal age in Australia at the time.)I got my 2 or 3 hours in a day and burned calories to the point of extreme fatigue, exhaustion or pain. When I returned home I wouldn’t eat, or I would eat small amounts of food. Then when I began to starve, I would eat everything, and then I would purge.Sometimes I used laxatives too to make sure it was all out of my system.Little did I know, the way I went about this was excessive, obsessive, unhealthy and, eventually, became a disorder. When you suffer from an eating disorder or body dysmorphia you don’t actually appreciate what is in front of you. Your vision and perception of reality and yourself is skewed. Looking in that mirror as I took that selfie [below], I probably thought I was still overweight and needed to starve myself. High school was probably the worst time of my life. Growing up overweight, as any overweight child would be able to tell you, is an awful experience. Fellow students would torment me about the amount of fat on my body, would poke me in uncomfortable places, offer me food as a form of teasing and push me to eat in front of them.The harsh reality is, some of us will never grow up conventionally attractive, healthy or fit. I was never appreciated or valued, and neither will you be by some people. But that’s OK. Today, I can proudly say that the bullying, harassment and years of abuse and torment paired with my resilience and determination made me the person I am today: a happier, confident and fearless individual.center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Hey, stud. A post shared by Elias Nohra (@erlias) on Aug 2, 2017 at 6:41pm PDT What about those who judge people for believing a better body makes for a happier life?There should be less judgement towards others who create their own source of happiness and more support for the diverse ways in which happiness can be found or discovered.I never used to talk about what insecurities I’ve overcome because I know for a fact that there will be that one person who will come at me for them. But I am no longer bothered.This isn’t about conforming to gay male beauty standards either. Heck, I’ve recently been told I have a woman’s body because of the amount of curves I have. But I’ll take that as a compliment!This is about being in control of your health. I am confident because I listen to my body, I allow it to speak to me and I react off that. How you respond or react determines your next direction. Have you had any cosmetic enhancement surgeries?I have not had any cosmetic enhancement surgeries. I have definitely enquired about them in the past while I was on my journey of self discovery and weight loss but such surgeries are incredibly expensive and even if I did have that money, I don’t need it.I still have stretch marks on some parts of my body where rapid tissue growth has occurred. I also have excess skin around my hips which I have learned to accept and love and contribute to a bigger booty.I have learned to accept all my flaws and imperfections, whatever they may be. Would you believe that’s me on the left? Here’s a #MotivationMonday or #TransformationTuesday wherever you are in the world. This post is for boys out there suffering or have suffered from an eating disorder. Men suffer from eating disorders too but it’s never spoken about. I found the picture on the left on my computer and I thought I would share something personal with you all. After I lost all the excess weight I carried growing up, I suffered from an eating disorder in my last year of high school and then some time after that. Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of body weight. I would starve myself almost every day reducing my calorie intake to only one meal a day in order to feel and look skinny because I thought that was the ideal look. I was actively starving myself, doing excessive cardio, burning far more calories than I consumed, and I was purging. I’ve personally been through it all in terms of body image and I want y’all to know that the human body seems like an incredibly complex thing but with a basic understanding of nutrition, diet, exercise, and self-love, it is not that complex or scary. It’s not an easy journey but you will get to where you want to be if you want it. Start off by speaking it into existence and then start a plan. Set short term goals and follow them up with long term goals. Be realistic, however. Don’t compare yourself to that of a body builder who’s been in the game for 15+ years. Now as tacky as it sounds, haters can truly be your biggest motivators . All those that spoke wrongly of me in the past, abused, bullied, turned me down because I was either too fat or too skinny or never good enough now refer to me as ‘goals’, try to befriend me, message me daily, try to get with me, or want my butt. . Reap what you sow. The secret is self love and self worth. Know your worth in this world and don’t let anybody define you or reduce you. You define yourself. I found my worth and walk comfortably in my skin everyday with my head high, humbly of course. #ThickerThanASnicker (This is 5 years apart.)A post shared by Elias Nohra (@erlias) on Jul 17, 2017 at 7:22pm PDT Finally what message would you have for the people who aspire to look and be like you?Often we think those in shape have been that way for years, not realising they’ve endured a long, disciplined journey to get to where they are. Our bodies are all shaped differently. Some of us have more masculine features, some more feminine features. If you currently workout and you still feel there is a glass ceiling to break, which separates you from those you consider ‘attractive’, I hope I can make it seem palpable and not so far away. My message goes beyond exterior beauty, it is about perseverance and congruence in order to be able to truly love yourself, warts and all.Read more…I won’t be beaten down by people who think self improvement isn’t body positive Body image is one of society’s biggest struggles, especially for the gay community. Many of us battle stigma from outside and within in the fight to achieve the idea of the ‘perfect’ body. What encouraged you to undergo your transformation?I began this journey with one goal: to be healthy. Was I forced by anybody in particular to begin my weight loss journey? No. My parents didn’t care. My very few friend’s didn’t care. My bullies didn’t care. I paved this journey on my own because I wanted to be healthier and happier. I wanted to wear clothing that fit nicely around my body that weren’t XXL. I wanted to stop crying myself to sleep at night.But, in life, you have to understand the pain of mistakes to teach yourself how to find a comfortable balance. Sometimes you just have to raise a finger and say ‘Who gives a f*ck?’ in order to start living unapologetically as the imperfect perfection that you are.Am I in a good place now with my mental, social, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing? Most definitely.last_img read more

Pakistan waterfuelled car claim sparks joy worry

August 18, 2019
first_imgSeveral prominent Pakistani scientists have also jumped on the bandwagon, including the head of the government’s top scientific council and another state-run science foundation.The only catch seems to be that developing a vehicle that efficiently runs on water defies the basic laws of physics, detractors say. Critical Pakistani scientists say it is the car’s battery, not the water, that’s key to powering the vehicle. That has done little to dent the hype surrounding Ahmed’s invention.“Demonstration of water-fuelled car astonishes experts,” read the headline in Dawn newspaper at the end of July after the engineer drove his vehicle in front of a crowd of over 100 Pakistani officials, engineers, scientists and journalists at a sprawling sports complex in Islamabad.Ahmed began the demonstration by disconnecting the rubber hose that fed gasoline into the car’s engine and replacing it with a tube connected to his “water kit.” The engineer says the kit powers the car through the process of electrolysis, whereby a current from the battery passes through distilled water filled with electrolytes, separating out the hydrogen from the oxygen. The hydrogen, which is combustible, is fed into the engine to power it, he added. Associated PressISLAMABAD (AP) – Pakistani officials who have failed for years to fix the country’s rampant energy shortages have latched on to a local engineer’s dubious claim to have invented a water-fuelled car, sparking criticism from experts who bemoan what the episode says about the sorry state of the government.Excitement over the supposed discovery has been fueled by sensationalist TV talk show hosts, who have hailed the middle-aged engineer, Agha Waqar Ahmed, as a national hero and gushed about the billions of dollars Pakistan could save on oil imports. Sponsored Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements “You will see a revolution in Pakistan if we use this technology,” said Ahmed. “Most of our problems are due to shortage of electricity and the increasing energy crisis.”Pakistan suffers from severe electricity shortages, with some parts of the country experiencing blackouts for up to 20 hours per day. There are various reasons for the crisis, but a core problem has been a shortage of fuel oil and natural gas to run power plants. Natural gas is also used to power many cars in Pakistan.The power shortages regularly spark protests by citizens angry at the country’s politicians, many of whom are seen as corrupt, and more concerned with keeping power than solving the country’s problems.One of Ahmed’s biggest supporters has been the religious affairs minister, Khurshid Shah, who like him is from southern Sindh province. Shah drove the engineer’s car during his demonstration and said he was amazed by the performance of the water kit.“Personally, I am happy and satisfied, and I hope this technology can help in overcoming the energy problems,” said Shah.He said Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, who used to be the minister for water and power, praised the project and directed a subcommittee of the Cabinet to study its feasibility. The prime minister’s spokesman could not be reached for comment. 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But they have struggled with the lack of hydrogen fueling stations and with the fact that hydrogen is expensive to produce.Hoodbhoy said the water-fuelled car farce had picked up momentum in Pakistan because “our leaders are lost in the dark, fumbling desperately for a miracle; our media is chasing spectacle, not truth; and our great scientists care more about being important than about evidence.”At least one person chose to approach the episode with a sense of humor.“Why are people whining that `laws of thermodynamics cannot be violated?’” tweeted a satirist who goes by the name majorlyprofound. “Tell me one law in Pakistan that has not been violated?”____Associated Press writer Zarar Khan contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Quick workouts for men Shaukat Pervez, chairman of the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, praised Ahmed and said “this is a feasible project.” His counterpart at the Pakistan Science Foundation, also a government body, hailed the engineer’s work as “an extraordinary breakthrough” and said it would be examined carefully.Other scientists were distinctly less impressed with Ahmed’s invention.“In a few short days, he has exposed just how far Pakistan has fallen into the pit of ignorance and self-delusion,” prominent Pakistani physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy wrote in an op-ed in The Express Tribune newspaper on Friday. “No practical joker could have demonstrated more dramatically the true nature of our country’s political leaders, popular TV anchors and famed scientists.”Khurshid Hasanain, chairman of the physics department at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, called Ahmed’s claim of inventing a water-fuelled car “nonsensical” because there was no net energy gain from the electrolysis process. He said the amount of energy it takes to split the hydrogen in water from the oxygen is the same or more than you get from burning the hydrogen that is produced _ according to the basic laws of thermodynamics _ so the battery is effectively running the car and will eventually run out. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img
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November 24, 2018

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November 19, 2018

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November 16, 2018

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November 5, 2018

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