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Why The United States And Canada Should Merge: Foreign Policy Opinion

The United States is still getting rid of its chemical weapons

Soccer keeps reminding us how few opportunities there will be to gather the first team ahead of next summers World Cup. No opportunity can be wasted. Thats why the United States Soccer federation has announced its latest friendly, set for Nov. 19 in Vienna against Austria . These teams havent met since 1998. That match will follow a Nov. 15 contest against Scotland at Glasgows famed Hampden Park. Thats the last well see of the national team until the annual January camp which will look quite different this time around. U.S. Soccer isnt officially talking about the January camp yet, but officials will quietly allow that part of the camp will take place in Brazil. It will still be a camp for MLS types and for any Scandinavian league men on break.

The United States pre-World Cup schedule keeps filling up

* The United States will want its military troops to have legal protection through immunity by the Afghan law. The Afghan tribal leaders will want an upper hand by demanding that in case of a breach, the Afghan government may be authorized to decide on the fate of a soldier. It is highly unlikely that American government would agree to provide Afghans with such a jurisdiction. This will be a contentious issue and may lead to further tensions. However, an agreement on the modalities of this proposal could be reached, but it will take a longer time and may not be able to satisfy all members of the Afghan advisory council. * The United States will have to keep in view the sensitivity of Afghanistan regarding its sovereignty. Afghanistan has openly condemned the killing of its civilians in military raids carried out by Nato and ISAF troops against the terrorists on its soil. This has been a major cause of tensions. Any progress in reaching a full agreement will require flexibility and understanding on both sides. Peace and long term stability in South Asia is dependent on the successful signing and implementation of this agreement. It is advisable that negotiators on both sides value the importance of this opportunity and try to minimize their differences.

A network of Chinese ports has secured the sea lines along the Northwest Passage, circumscribing Canadian sovereignty, and Canada’s military, enfeebled after years of reliance on the United States, is powerless to resist. Canada effectively lapses into a vassal state, reliant on neocolonial patriarchs in Beijing and Moscow. This dystopian scenario isn’t the plot of an episode of “The Twilight Zone” or some modish alternate-history, sci-fi story — it’s the threat laid out by Diane Francis, a veteran business reporter and current editor at large of Canada’s National Post, in her newly released book, “Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country.” And while she frames the book as a “thought experiment,” she believes a U.S.-Canadian union is essential to both countries’ futures — that facing economic infringement, “a merger makes good business sense.” She’s thought it through, down to the last dollar each Canadian should be compensated for their natural resources in a U.S. buyout. “The Russians have thrown down the gauntlet in the Arctic. . . . And the Chinese have targeted our resources, along with everyone else’s,” Francis told Foreign Policy (FP) by phone from Canada. They’re “the wolves at the door,” Francis says; she frames the situation in terms of “prey and predator” in the book. “They’re gaming the system,” she told FP. “And I think they’re brilliant. I think they’re doing a great job …

Usa Gymnastics ‘disappointed’ In Racist Remark

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At last year’s London Games, Gabby Douglas became the first black woman to win the Olympic all-around title. On Tuesday, Ferlito tweeted, “I want to apologize with the Americans girls. I didn’t want to sound rude or racist. I love Simone and I’m a huge fan of USA gymnastics.” She then added, “I’ve made a mistake, I’m not perfect … I didn’t think about what I was saying. I’m just a human. I’m so so sorry.” In trying to explain Ferlito’s remarks, a federation spokesman may have further inflamed the issue. A post on Facebook by “Federazione Ginnastica d’Italia,” which links to the federation’s page on the social networking site, attributes different athletes’ abilities to race. David Ciaralli, the federation spokesman, acknowledged to the Chicago Tribune that he wrote the post. “Possibly in saying this, I made a mistake, and I am sorry,” Ciaralli told the Tribune. “What I said was my thoughts, not the official thoughts of the federation.” USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny still called for an explanation. “USA Gymnastics is disappointed by the recent comments made by Carlotta Ferlito and apparently by the Italian Gymnastics Federation,” Penny said in a statement.

USA Truck Files Breach Of Contract Lawsuit Against Knight Transportation Inc. Related To Misuse Of Confidential Information

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United States Supplanted By China’s Thirst For Oil

It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy and materials sectors, @TMFEnergy . The United States appears to be losing its status as the world’s top oil importer, thanks to the colossal turnaround in crude oil production caused by hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques. While China’s 6.3 million barrels per day of crude oil imports are just slightly higher than the United States 6.1 million per day, the trajectory of the two countries’ crude consumption varies significantly. The United States could be the world’s largest crude oil producer by the end of the decade while oil demand drops as fuel efficient cars takeover our highways. Meanwhile, China is in the early stages of unconventional shale exploration, and with a growing middle class, fuel consumption is set to rise precipitously. See more on this topic in the following video. Stocks to buy to play the United States energy bonanza Record oil and natural gas production is revolutionizing the United States’ energy position. Finding the right plays while historic amounts of capital expenditures are flooding the industry willpad your investment nest egg. For this reason, The Motley Fool is offering a comprehensive look at three energy companies set to soar during this transformation in the energy industry. To find out which three companies are spreading their wings, check out the special free report, ” 3 Stocks for the American Energy Bonanza .” Don’t miss out on this timely opportunity; click here to access your report — it’s absolutely free. Alison Southwick and Taylor Muckerman have no position in any stocks mentioned. Joel South owns shares of Ford. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Ford.

Why Does United States Excel at Presidents Cups but Struggle at Ryder Cups?

Called The IncredibleBionicMan, it chronicles engineers attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts that range from a working kidney and circulation system to cochlear and retina implants. The parts hail from 17 manufacturers around the world. This is the first time theyve been assembled together, says Richard Walker, managing director of Shadow Robot Co. and the lead roboticist on the project. (Its) an attempt to showcase just how far medical science has gotten, he says. The robot making appearances in the U.S. for the first time this week. Having crossed the Atlantic tucked inside two metal trunks and after a brief holdup in customs thebionicmanwill strut his stuff at the New York Comic Con festival on Friday. Walker says the robot has about 60 to 70 percent of the function of a human. It stands six-and-a-half feet tall and can step, sit and stand with the help of a Rex walking machine thats used by people whove lost the ability to walk due to a spinal injury. It also has a functioning heart that, using an electronic pump, beats and circulates artificial blood, which carries oxygen just like human blood. An artificial, implantable kidney, meanwhile, replaces the function of a modern-day dialysis unit. Although the parts used in the robot work, many of them are a long way from being used in humans. The kidney, for example, is only a prototype.

Bionic Man Visits United States for the First Time

That was certainly the case at Medinah last year as the Americans blew a four-point lead at the start of the singles competition and appeared to be playing golf in quick sand as the Europeans rallied to retain the cup by a single point. For his part, Woods failed to win a single match in that competition, finishing 0-3-1 . In the past …

Rock Chicks! Julianne Hough And Lily Collins Adorably Coordinate Their Looks To Attend 30 Seconds To Mars Concert

Free organ concert at Whitehouse United Methodist Church, Nov. 3

Lily styled her brunette locks into a sleek bob, as the Safe Haven star tousled her tresses and topped them off with a black brimmed hat. Sticking together: The girls arrived and exited the party with each other Trouser twins: Julianne and Lily both sported black skinny jeans Even their ensembles coordinated, appearing eclectic and rocker chic to fit the occasion. The Mirror, Mirror actress – who is the daughter of Phil Collins – sported a cropped, screen-printed T-shirt and skinny black trousers, layered with a tan boyfriend blazer and leopard print, chain-strapped handbag. Dressed as her edgier counterpart, Julianne wore a mostly black ensemble, consisting of skinny jeans, a red-and-black checkered blouse, biker jacket, and booties. She too opted to carry her belongings in a stylish chain-strapped shoulder bag. Displaying their differences: Though they appeared quite similar, Julianne looked more edgy, as Lily’s ensemble was more on the sophisticated side Showing just how cute they are, the two cosied up for photos at the band’s after party, which was located at LA hot spot Chateau Marmont. Julianne even got a picture with the rockstar himself, Jared Leto, who is the lead singer of 30 Seconds To Mars. As Jared kept calm, barely cracking a smile, the Footloose star couldn’t help but flash a smirk for the celebrity she considers ‘hot.’ Girls just want to have fun! The duo looked anxious to get to their destination ‘#nofilter holy amazing #30secondstomars #hollywoodbowl #jaredleto #holyhottness,’ she had previously tweeted from her seats at the Hollywood Bowl, along with a snap of the stage. The blonde beauty’s brother Derek Hough was also in attendance, as well as Rachel Hunter. Best picture ever!

Paul McCartney tweets, then holds impromptu concert in Times Square

Consolacion II, with a free organ concert on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 3 4:30 p.m., at the church, located at 73 Old Highway 28 in Whitehouse. A free-will offering will be collected to support the church. Consolacion is a truly gifted musician and we are delighted to have him with us. He is presently pursuing his Masters of Music in Organ Performance at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. He has served as organist in churches in his native Philippines and has received commissions from different music organizations, festivals and cathedrals in the Philippines as well as throughout Asia and the United States. In 2001 Consolacion was invited to perform for her Royal Highness Queen Sofia of Spain during her visit to Manila. He recently won second place at an international Organ Improvisation Competition at the University of Michigan. In addition to being a highly accomplished organist, he is also a composer and has made several CD recordings. His music has been described as pure, spiritual and uplifting. Choirs all over the world have performed his music in concert and competitions.

Trouser twins: Julianne and Lily both sported black skinny jeans

10, 2013 in New York. McCartney will release his new album called “New” on October 15. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)The Associated Press Paul McCartney and his band give a surprise pop up concert in Times Square on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. McCartney will release his new album called “New” on October 15th. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)The Associated Press Paul McCartney and his band give a surprise pop up concert in Times Square on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. McCartney will release his new album called “New” on October 15. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)The Associated Press People gather to see Paul McCartney and his band give a surprise pop up concert in Times Square on Thursday, …

Food Safety Hampered By Shutdown

Food trucks, road races among ‘growing pains’ for downtown Raleigh

This week, a mother called us about her child hospitalized with a Salmonella poisoning from his day care’s chicken lunch. The child’s condition was tenuous, with a blood infection, and treatment was especially challenging as the bacteria was antibiotic resistant. The mom turned to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, for information and help because key government’s public health agencies and websites are shut down. Does this have an impact on food safety? You betcha! Regardless of whether this illness is related to the outbreak linked to Foster Farms chickens , it illustrates that each case of illness is important to track, and protecting our families from unsafe food should be considered an essential function of government. When the shutdown began, the Food and Drug Administration announced it would have to halt most of its food safety activities, including routine inspections of food manufacturers and monitoring of imports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shuttered some of its key activities, including outbreak detection and infectious-disease surveillance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture kept its meat, poultry and egg inspectors on the job, but furloughed more than 1,200 other food safety workers.

Baldwin says city staff members should oversee the permit process, which is currently handled by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. That could improve coordination and communication surrounding the events, she said. Diaz said hes happy to give up that role. We felt that we had all of the responsibility and none of the authority to manage city employees, he said. Feeding the hungry And while downtown is drawing runners and food truck fans, its still home to some of Raleighs neediest residents, which brings multiple groups to Moore Square each weekend to hand out food. The charities say they havent received the same welcome that road races and festivals get instead, they reported being threatened with arrest in August for violating city ordinances governing food distribution. That rule hadnt been enforced for years, but now future development plans are creating pressure to clean up the park. The charities, along with residents and business owners, will meet once more on Oct. 22 to finalize recommendations to the city council. Many of them have suggested that the city should provide the alternative site if Moore Square isnt an option. Baldwin and Councilman John Odom say theyll likely budget funds toward a solution. Im willing to put some money in that and make that happen, Odom said, adding that he doesnt think the park is the right place for charity work.

Food Stamp Bill is Source of Contention

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The Republican-controlled Houses version has the food stamp portion due for reauthorization in three years, while the farm aid portion would be due in five. Democrats want the same timeline for both: The farm bills nutrition program needs to be on the same time line as the bills other provisions, said Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson. It makes no sense to decouple farm and food programs; they go hand in hand. Peterson is the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee. Saturdays vote followed a vote on Friday that essentially reopened negotiations on the farm bill between the House and the Democrat-controlled Senate. The 2008 farm bill expired a year ago, meaning that Congress is a year behind schedule in writing the bills successor. Food aid and farm subsidy programs have been tied together since the 1970s, but earlier this year they had to be split in order to pass the House. It passed the farm commodity bill in …

Orlando Bloom Lists Hollywood Hills Home For $4.5 Million (photos)

(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) | AP Get Los Angeles Newsletters: Subscribe Follow: LA Real Estate , Orlando Bloom Bling Ring , Orlando Bloom Hollywood Hills Home , Orlando Bloom Home , Orlando Bloom House , Orlando Bloom Miranda Kerr , Orlando Bloom Real Estate , Los Angeles News Orlando Bloom and wife Miranda Kerr are cutting ties with their Hollywood Hills home, where they fell victim in 2009 to Los Angeles’ infamous “Bling Ring” burglars . The actor listed the home, located high in the hills near Mulholland Drive, for $4.5 million on Thursday. According to the official listing, double walnut doors open up to a home with an open floor plan, fireplace and custom kitchen. There are four bedrooms and 3.5 bedrooms, and the master suite leads into the backyard. Outdoors, there’s a pool with a swim machine and spa, as well as a built-in barbecue and loggia to take in the city views. The home sits in a gated compound surrounded by ferns and other foliage, which along with the security cameras, make the property a hidden fortress. The Bling Ring teens broke into the property in July 2009 and made off with rolex watches, designer dresses and purses. In a 2010 interview with Vanity Fair , Bling Ring member Nick Prugo said the group was drawn to Bloom’s home because one of them wanted “Victorias Secret model clothes” (Bloom was dating Kerr at the time). Bloom’s security cameras caught the group of teens making multiple trips to and from his home, carrying away large bags of his belongings. In 2012, when director Sophia Coppola decided to turn the Bling Ring saga into a movie, Bloom turned down Coppola’s request to do a cameo in the film. “She asked me to cameo in the movie, but I said it was too close to home for me to want to be involved,” Bloom told Britain’s Hello! magazine .

Julian Assange to the Hollywood Foreign Press: “The Fifth Estate’ is going to fail’

(Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images) Kevin Alejandro and Bonnie Somerville on the set of ‘Golden Boy’ on the Streets of Manhattan on August 27, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage) Zooey Deschanel flaunts her indie style on the set of The New Girl Hit TV series as they shot on location in downtown Los Angeles, CA. (Fame Pictures) Ryan Gosling and Mireille Enos put on their retro costumes to film scenes for the 1940′s crime drama ‘Gangster Squad.’ (Bauer Griffin) After taking a bike ride through Central Park, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo settle down on a park bench for a kiss and a laugh while filming ‘Thanks for Sharing.’ (Bauer Griffin) Ryan Gosling and Mireille Enos put on their retro costumes to film scenes for the 1940′s crime drama ‘Gangster Squad.’ (Bauer Griffin) Kate Hudson sports her recently darkened hair as she films scenes for ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ with Riz Ahmed. (Bauer Griffin) The women of ‘Gossip Girl’ wear gorgeous gowns as they prepare to film scenes in Harlem. (Bauer Griffin) January Jones on the set of ‘Mad Men’, her first back to work. She enjoys a drink while her baby sleeps softly in her trailer today in Los Angeles, CA. (Fame Pictures) Jon Hamm enjoys a cup of coffee while on break from filming the hit show “Mad Men” in Los Angeles. For the fourth year in a row, the AMC drama took home the Best Drama Emmy. (Pacific Coast News) John Slattery takes a break from filming the hit show “Mad Men” in Los Angeles. For the fourth year in a …

Madonna Banned From Cinema Chain After She ‘wouldn’t Stop Texting’ During Festival Screening Of 12 Years A Slave

Madonna to Anderson Cooper: Shedding a new ray of light on art and life

Over her long career, Madonna has been a genius at reinventing herself. Take a look back at how her style has evolved over the years, starting with this shot of her as she was first emerging on the music scene in New York in December 1982.

Post to Facebook Madonna, Ray Davies up for Songwriters Hall of Fame on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1ampDyf Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Madonna, Ray Davies up for Songwriters Hall of Fame AP 2:53 p.m. EDT October 9, 2013 So are Ray Davies, Cyndi Lauper, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Madonna attends the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in May. (Photo: Robyn Beck, AFP/Getty Images) SHARE 40 CONNECT 9 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE NEW YORK (AP) Madonna, John Mellencamp and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are among the nominees for the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame. They are joined by a number of top acts, including Ray Davies, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry. The Songwriters Hall of Fame gave The Associated Press a list of nominees in advance of the official announcement, set for Thursday. The gala will be held June 12 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Also nominated are Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Vince Gill, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, Donovan, Cat Stevens and Harry Wayne Casey. Nonperforming songwriter nominees include Midnight Train to Georgia writer Jim Weatherly, Motown songwriter William “Mickey” Stevenson and country music songwriters Bobby Braddock and Bill Anderson. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Madonna Was Raped At Knifepoint Soon After Moving To New York, She Tells Harper’s Bazaar

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Recently, the diva allegedly caused an uproar for her lapse in cinema etiquette, when she is reported to have texted nonstop during the New York Film Festival screening of 12 Years A Slave. The singer has now been barred from the Alamo Drafthouse chain of cinemas until she apologises. Banned! Madonna was barred from the Alamo Drafthouse until she apologizes for texting during a screening According to a report posted on film website Indiewire.com , requests from other attendees to cease and desist with the consistent texting were met with a harsh response from the Material Girl. Don’t mess with her! Madonna blasts ‘enslaver’ during Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave premiere after being criticised for texting Salon film critic Charles Taylor, who is said to have witnessed the events, wrote: ‘…a mysterious blonde in black lace gloves who wouldn’t stop texting on her Blackberry throughout the first half of the movie. ‘Eventually, a woman next to me tapped her on the shoulder and told her to put her phone away and the blonde hissed back “Its for businessenslaver!” Taylor added: ‘The rest of the movie, …

France Fracking Ban Upheld After Challenge From Energy Giant

Banner reads ‘Stop gas and oil shale’. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU In this Nov. 26, 2012 photo, Steve Lipsky demonstrates how his well water ignites when he puts a flame to the flowing well spigot outside his family’s home in rural Parker County near Weatherford, Texas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had evidence a gas company’s drilling operation contaminated Lipsky’s drinking water with explosive methane, and possibly cancer-causing chemicals, but withdrew its enforcement action, leaving the family with no useable water supply, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. The EPA’s decision to roll back its initial claim that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operations had contaminated the water is the latest case in which the federal agency initially linked drilling to water contamination and then softened its position, drawing criticism from Republicans and industry officials who insisted they proved the agency was inefficient and too quick to draw conclusions. (AP Photo/LM Otero) In this file photo of Jan. 17, 2013, Yoko Ono, left, and her son Sean Lennon visit a fracking site in Franklin Forks, Pa., during a bus tour of natural-gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania. Ono and Lennon have formed a group called Artists Against Fracking, which has become the main celebrity driven anti-fracking organization. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) In this March 29, 2013 file photo, a worker checks a dipstick to check water levels and temperatures in a series of tanks at a hydraulic fracturing operation at a gas drilling site outside Rifle, Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) In this March 29, 2013 file photo, a worker switches well heads during a short pause in the water pumping phase, at the site of a natural gas hydraulic fracturing and extraction operation outside Rifle, in western Colorado.

Soccer-Giroud takes his chance as France eye playoffs

“I have trust in this team, I have a lot of hopes.” France had not scored for five games before Giroud was picked ahead of Benzema. He added: “I’ve played for France for two years. When I got the chance to start, it always went well. I’ve always been patient and I’m proud of that. “I have said that I wanted to play more and it’s good for France that I can compete with Karim.” Benzema came off the bench at halftime to score the sixth against Australia and end his 15-month international goal drought, but Giroud had already gained ground. Should he shine again at Stade de France, Giroud will feel almost sure of keeping his place next month as Deschamps builds unity and confidence. “The collective performance was very good against Australia and the eleven would deserve to start again on Tuesday. It won’t be the case, but I will maintain the hard core,” said Deschamps. “The two games are all about what we can expect in November,” he added. “If we had to play a decider now, I know what I would do. When all the players are good, I have to make choices and it’s more complicated. “But I’m not going to complain about it.” Finland are expected to give France a more thorough test than a weak Australia. Third in Group I with nine points, the Nordic team have conceded six goals in seven games and held Spain 1-1 last month.…

David Byrne Criticizes Streaming Music Services

Take it with you in and around the home, and the music keeps playing. The SoundTouch line will expand to offer a vast selection of products. Later this year, the legendary Wave music system will be offered in a SoundTouch version for the bedroom or kitchen. Early next year, other products join the family: the SoundTouch Stereo JC Wi-Fi music system will transform a living room with two tiny Jewel Cube speakers and an Acoustimass module for deep low notes and clear vocals, weather-resistant Bose outdoor speakers will bring streaming music to the patio or deck, and Lifestyle home theater systems and the VideoWave entertainment system will be SoundTouch enabled for media rooms. Users can start with any SoundTouch system and add others for a multi-room experience: play the same music in every room, or different music in different rooms, indoors or out. SoundTouch Wi-Fi Systems: Effortless and Powerful SoundTouch Wi-Fi systems offer streaming music at the touch of a button, or an app for advanced functionality. They feature six presets on the system itself or the system’s included remote, and each can be personalized to an Internet radio station, music service channel, or stored playlist. Set a preset, and it only takes one press — one second — to your favorite songs. It’s as easy and effortless as flicking a light switch. The Bose SoundTouch app then lets you use your smartphone, tablet or computer for powerful capability and control: browse and discover content, operate any system in any room wirelessly, and combine all music services and stations with one look and feel. The new SoundTouch app is compatible with most Android, iOS, Mac OS and Windows systems.

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Posted 7:51am on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 By Punch Shaw Special to the Star-Telegram Gary Levinson, at the still-young age of 47, already has made a lifetime of musical connections in classical communities around the world connections he will rely on to help shape the direction of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth. Levinson, whom the small but mighty music organization tapped as its new artistic director this spring, has an impressive performing arts pedigree and his own playing abilities to back it up. His father, the renowned double bassist Eugene Levinson, recently retired from the New York Philharmonic after 25 years and continues to teach at the prestigious Juilliard School. Gary Levinson, a violinist, serves as senior principal associate concertmaster with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since 2002. He is also a sought-after chamber musician and prolific recording artist. Both of my parents are first-class performing musicians. And I started playing at 5, he says. I started playing for the New York Philharmonic when I was 21. The Chamber Music Society will open its 26th season Oct. 19 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth under Levinsons guidance the first leadership change in the organizations history.

Chamber music society head is tuned to the future

“The major record labels usually siphon off most of this income, and then they dribble about 15-20 percent of what’s left down to their artists.” Byrne points out that a band of four people receiving a 15 percent royalty from Spotify streams would need 236,549,020 streams to secure an annual minimum wage of $15,080. Even Daft Punk , who racked up 104,760,000 Spotify streams for “Get Lucky” by the end of August, won’t rake it in: they’ll make only around $13,000 each for those streams. “This is just one song from a lengthy recording that took a lot of time and …

Where To Find Food Trucks In And Near Orlando Oct. 13-19

Food trucks, road races among ‘growing pains’ for downtown Raleigh

The decades-old Feeding America is a privately run multi-million dollar charity that distributes 3 billion pounds of food and groceries each year through its 200 food banks nationwide. A newer organization, Ample Harvest, supplies freshly harvested, locally grown food to 6,447 food pantries in all 50 states. And of course thousands of churches, mine included, participate in food drives several times a year to ensure that the food pantries in our communities remain well stocked. Furthermore, organizations of faith can offer a kind of help that government agencies cannot. We can give practical assistance along with mentorship and accountability to lift people out of poverty. Churches can (and do) offer food aid as well as emergency cash in certain situations, but they invite the recipients of this aid into a community that can offer hope and encouragement beyond just temporary financial help. And this can happen on a programming level, but also on the level of personal relationships. Worldwide, 3.1 million children under the age of five die of hunger every year. Roughly 100 million children in developing countries are severely underweight, and 1 in 3 will have stunted growth because of malnutrition. In the United States most of our malnutrition results from poor food choices, eating disorders or child abuse. Nonetheless, the proposed cuts to SNAP are indeed puzzling from a public relations standpoint. Our church in Beltsville, Maryland aids those who need help with our food pantry. I am confident that, in the unlikely event these cuts to SNAP become law, American individuals, families, churches and private charities will rise to the occasion and ensure that the food needs in every community are met.

Is There Life After Food Stamps?

farm aid and food stamp bill failed to be voted in as a collaborated re-authorization by the House on Saturday. Web Pro News reports Oct. 12 that the problem stems from the farm bill not being re-authorized within the same timeline as the food stamp portion. The meeting was a follow-up to Friday’s negotiations regarding the farm bill between the House and Democrat-controlled Senate. The report states that the the Republican-controlled House wants re-authorization in three years and the farm aid portion due in five. The 2008 farm bill expired last year and Congress is behind in getting the new bill passed. The two bills have always been linked since the 1970s, but since they had to pass the House, they had to be split. Democrats want the farm and food stamp bill to have the same timeline. The farm bills nutrition program needs to be on the same time line as the bills other provisions, said Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson. It makes no sense to decouple farm and food programs; they go hand in hand. In September, it was reported that huge cuts in food subsidy for the food stamp bill were passed through the House. It would cut the federal stamp stamp program by $39 billion over 10 years, but the Senate’s cut would be drastically less — by $4 billion over 10 years. Democrats are worried about Republican interference with the farm aid and food stamp bill negotiations. Their hope is that a five-year farm bill will be passed this year that includes the food subsidy program.

Food stamp bill: Democrats and Republicans disagree on timelines (Video)

Strike 3 call video: Umpire’s jig, ‘Whoomp! There it is!’ has audience laughing

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