The cinema series “It Girls, Flappers, Jazz Babies & Vamps” screens at Film Forum through March 24, in association with the Library of Congress. Featuring the early sex symbols of the pre-code …
Mudded roads, gloomy trees and parasitic herbs broken houses, abandoned shops and vast spaces BUT Innocent, spontaneous and welcoming citizens Respectful, modest and happy people United and peacefu…
Here I am back to the writing, blogging and expressing thoughts… It feels like it was ages before getting back to this virtual pen. It feels as if the “virtuality” killed the talent and the inspiration that drove me to have a blog!
letters, words, sentences, phrases & paragraphs lost in the virtual lines of the following free blog…
Aimlessly, helplessly trying to get back the inspired vivid pen…
Lost in the desert of the numerical world and hidden by the burned numbers, the inspiration is trying to get away from the land of ordinary
Yet, the inspiration is lost in the numercial world unable to move from the chaining virtuality and fake vitality..
Appel de candidature: “Endeavour Executive Fellowship for International and Australian Applicants”:2016
Applications for the 2016 Round
The 2016 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are now open. Applications will close 30 June 2015 at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Please see the applications page for further information.
What Endeavour offers
Call for applicants: 2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program and U.S. Diversity Fellowship
2015 EMERGING LEADERS INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM AND U.S. DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP
To apply to the 2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program and U.S. Diversity Fellowship, please complete the online application form below or the application in PDF format by June 1, 2015. The U.S. Diversity Fellowship is part of the Emerging Leaders Program and is dedicated to U.S. citizens from communities of color. For program focus and description, eligibility and selection requirements, and application guidelines, please visit the ELIFP Web page.
Applicants who complete the online application below are expected to upload the following:
- Résumé or curriculum vitae identifying past and present employment, as well as educational experience and relevant publications, if any;
- Research proposal that identifies a research topic on community foundations and community grantmaking, questions to be addressed, anticipated methodology, as well as a plan for sharing and applying research findings (3-5 pages). The proposed research should reflect a comparative framework and must be feasible to undertake and complete within the duration of the program and while residing in New York City;
- Personal statement explaining what you seek to accomplish during the program and how participation in the program would enhance your professional career plans/trajectory. Any professional or academic experience outside of your home country should also be described (2 pages maximum).
Applicants who use the application form in PDF should send the completed form as an e-mail attachment along with the required documents listed above to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you may mail the application documents to: International Fellows Program, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5401, New York, NY 10016.
Application dossiers must include two letters of reference. Applicants are responsible for providing their referees with the link to the online recommendation form. One or both letters should be from individuals who know the applicant in a professional (rather than an academic) capacity.
For program updates and additional information, please visit our website. Program-related questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please indicate “ELIFP 15” in the subject line.
Due to the high volume of submissions, only complete applications are eligible for consideration by the selection committee.
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“Ghali”: Last name’s meaning an origins (find out about your personality through your last name)
Would you like to know what would your last name mean? its origins and its connotation? Do not hesitate! what you will read here would change your life forever! I never knew how popular I was before!!
- Your first name of Ghali creates individuality, independence, self-confidence, initiative, and an inclination to physical activity.
- You are not inclined to merge your opinions and viewpoints with others, to accept compromise, or to work in a subservient position against your will.
- Your expression is invariably quite direct and candid, and lacks the moderating tone of tact, diplomacy, and friendliness.
- Others find it difficult to accept your domineering and, at times, argumentative manner.
- Your circle of friends is restricted to those of like nature.
- Once friendship is established, you are very loyal and steadfast and do not tolerate gossip or criticism.
- In your close associations and family life, there is little demonstration of sentiment, appreciation, sympathy, or encouragement
- It is difficult for you to find the right words for such circumstances.
- Weaknesses in the health caused by this name centre in the head.
- The name Ghali creates the urge to be creative and original, we emphasize that it causes a blunt expression that alienates others.
- This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses through tension or accidents to the head. (source: http://www.kabalarians.com/Male/ghali.htm)
- If you would like to know more, take yourself to: https://www.kabalarians.com/cfm/FreeNameReport.cfm
Written by A.G,
Coverage of Amnesty international’s event about Boko Haram
Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram – which has caused havoc in Africa’s most populous country through a wave of bombings, assassinations and abductions – is fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state. (BBC News, 2015)
Boko Haram is an inhuman movement that started in Africa; precisely in Nigeria. A year ago or so, 215 girls were kidnapped and taken “where no one knows”. The Nigerian government did not try to look for those girls nor stop the injustice happening in its territory. The international committee mentioned the happening briefly without really trying to pass into serious actions. According to a U.S reporter: “What is happening in Nigeria is not a priority! the U.S has other important matters to deal with…(CBC interview, source: Youtube, 2015)”
Amnesty International, UQÀM was run by a strong belief in the importance of the cause and decided at least to enlighten people about what is happening, get them to sign petitions to make pressure on the Nigerian government. Moreover, on the 13th of April, the committee managed to gather few people in order to support the victims of Boko Haram.
In the heart of UQÀM, the committee of Amnesty International decided to spare more time for what happened in Nigeria. The idea came out from a young girl named: Vanessa: a student of BA in law and international relations at UQÀM, also a Human Rights activist Amnesty international. Vanessa proposed her project with the ordinary General Assembly of Amnesty. The members of group were so into the idea and appreciated the attention underlined by their colleague.
The above picture portrays a solid cooperation of canadien citizens with the Boko Haram cause. Many people were there for 15minutes to highlight the fact that those who are lost are in our memory. As long as there are people who always remember and talk, there will be justice. What happened in Nigeria should open our eyes to millions of others who suffer and they are hopeless.
What Amnesty International did is one step forward towards’ talking about ‘the unseen’, ‘Human Justice’. It is everyone’s mission to speak up for those the voiceless and be the example of those who need help.
Reported by Ghali, A.
Pictures taking by Boutin, A.
الجنون البطيء, نساء الغرب
استيقظت في الصباح ما رغبتين شديدتين في الكتابة. هذه الرغبة ولدت من حصة الأمس. كنت أحضر محاضرات في نظرية المساواة بين الجنسين و العلوم السياسية. كنت جد متحمسة لهذا القسم لأني أؤمن بأن المساواة موجودة في الطبيعة لكن المعالم المسيسة جالت منها مختفية. كنت أضن اننا – نسوة البلدان المغربية- نعاني من الغطرسة الرجالية أكثر من نسوة الغرب. لن أسرد أمثلةً كثيرة لكن هناك مثل الام المثابرة التي تعمل بكد فالمنزل والزوج لا يفكر في تقديم ياد المساعدة. وهناك الرجل المتغطرس الذي يعنف الزوجة والأولاد ونجد كذلك الزوج المتحكم الذي لا يقدر أن يمضي يومه دون أن يصدر أوامر نهي ونفي وجزم وإلخ… ضننت وهو ما جعلني أترك بلدي وأهاجر أن الرجال والحياة في بلدي مبنية على السيطرة والكبت والإستغلال.أردت أن أرى الجزء الآخر لأني أمقت الإستغلال. فها أنا هنا أرى فعلاً مشهداً محزناً: معظم نساء الغرب الاتي لا يتبعن المسيحية -إما جنوا بنظرية المساواة لدرجة طلب المال مقابل رعاية ابنائهم أو تمرسن في حب الاستقلالية والحريات لدرجة انهن سجناء واقعٍ مرير.
هذا الواقع جعلهن سجناء دون قيد. أجل فالمرأة هنا: تعمل مثل الرجل ، تشتري ما تريد بما لها ، أحيانا تشتري زوجها لانها حين تصبح في سن الثلاثين تصبح في حاجةٍ إلى زوج ، ” رغم التقدم الذي عرفته هذه الدول تفكير الانثى ضل نفسه – المهم، فهي تعمل في العمل، تعمل بجد للحفاض على رشاقتها، تعمل لتتفنن فالعمل الجنسي ضن منها أن هذا واجب قبل الزواج وشرط .. فالمسكينة وبدون أي إطالة مستغلة جنسياً، جسدياً، عملياً، علمياً وذهنياً : كل هداها تحت ستار المساواة، التي هي في الحقيقة كانت لديها لكنها ضحت بها مقابل لا شيء… المسكينة تغلبت عليها النزعة المادية حتى أنها لم تعد ترى أنها فالحقيقة سجينة واقع مرير : تقدم كل ما لديها وتجري وراء سراب الحرية لتجد نفسها غير قادرة على المواصلة لأن ورغم المجتمع المتقدم فإن بعض المعايير الاجتماعية لم تتغير ومازال الناس ينظرون إليك نظرة المسكينة الوحيدة … غريبة هي الحياة!
حقيقةً وربما هذه أول مرة اعترف بهذا علنا لكني اشكر أمي و أبي على ميلادي في بلد لم تمسه حالة الجنون الهذه الدرجات إلا أنه في طور الدورة الهستيرية وارجو رغم ذلك أن لا تاثير فينا كثيراً.
The Greatest “Charlie Hebdo”
Abstract: Reading all those comments on social media, on electronic newspapers, and hearing all those different opinions on the radio, on TV’s etc. pushed me to react even with the following modest paragraph and images. Obviously, on the 23rd of January, the story of “followers”, “supporters”, “pros”, “cons” and, “liberal” or “defenders of freedom of expression” is less internationally spread than on the national level: “France”. However, I would write about the topic.
Few details caught my eye while skimming media about the happening.
1. I type on Google: “Charlie Hebdo” and …
Then some comments upon “only” the islamist pictures of Charles … I was reading through the magazine’s picture, I am not seeing only criticism towards Islam. Apparently everything is mocked and criticized, even Jesus. Why media pointed out only toward the Islamic caricature? Islam is 2015’s fashion! The strongest comment is the following: ” Islam is a religion of violence! Muslims are so violent. You ask the person who gave his/her comment about proof of what is he/she saying and the answer would just amaze you: “9/11 dude! the prophet’s conquering other countries to push them to convert, the Koran man!!! it is full of violent words… How?! you know like killing and torturing the non-believers etc. … It makes me laugh sometimes how those people don’t take into consideration the context of the Suras in the Quoran.. They don’t see what happened before and after and that lead to certain reactions… And the behind scene of the whole 9/11 thing!!!!!!
Back to Charlie “horrified” happening, everyone point out to Muslims but again none of them understood that this is not Islam rather Politicized -Islam… Thankfully, there is still a minority with which one can have a fair discussion!
I am back
It is been a long time that I haven’t post anything. I have been working my life out and now that I sort of know what I want to do, I am back on