The centre of the world is still available for let (Zzavi, Picadilly, London) http://twitpic.com/4ac8i
Spotify Premium+ with eMusic
It makes sense to me. Pay between five and ten pounds/euros a month and
- select 50 MP3s to keep (ie a right click in Spotify - “Download from eMusic”)
- listen without adverts in Spotify
The best of two worlds and a premium I might actually pay.
Anyone who thinks single parents have an impossible task should study his life.
Every other month, a new strategy, more troops, more bad news …
“Most of those MPs are warlords, drug lords and criminals,” she says. Comments like those led to her being labelled a “prostitute” and “infidel” by other MPs, some of whom physically attacked her. Joya’s words come in an almost nonstop torrent of outrage, and she shows me a densely written notebook in which she has catalogued one shocking case after another, including that of Nadia Anjuman. There’s the case of two children who were killed by drowning after stones were put in their pockets; a 12-year-old girl who was gang-raped by five men in Sarpul province; another girl, 14, gang-raped by three men in the same province, one with political connections; a 14-year-old, whose parents cut her baby out of her stomach after she was gang-raped… On and on she goes.
None of these cases ever came to court, either because the families were ashamed or because they were threatened by local authorities. But there was one that did, a woman known as Sara, gang-raped in 2005. After two years of struggle, she and her family succeeded in getting three of the men convicted. But to Sara’s horror, last year the men reappeared in the village. “Look!” says Joya. She produces a photocopy of a presidential pardon signed by Karzai.
By contrast she cites the case of Pervez Kambaksh, the 24-year-old student journalist sentenced to death a year ago for “blasphemy” — he downloaded and circulated an article on women’s rights. A worldwide campaign and international pressure on Karzai have failed to persuade him to sign a pardon. Last month, Kambaksh was told he will spend 20 years in jail after the country’s highest court ruled against him without even hearing his defence.
“At first the older one denied everything,” said a senior special forces officer last week. “Then we roughed her up and gave her electric shocks. She provided us with good information. Once we were done with her we shot her in the head.
“We disposed of her body in a field. We placed an artillery shell between her legs and one over her chest, added several 200-gram TNT blocks and blew her to smithereens. The trick is to make sure absolutely nothing is left. No body, no proof, no problem.” The technique was known as pulverisation.
The Taliban and al-Qaida are not synonymous, and, indeed, not necessarily natural allies. The Taliban have had “few global ambitions”, regardless of their having given hospitality to al-Qaida, Grey notes, and not everyone who joins does so for ideological reasons. What the Taliban leadership wants, of course, is a strict Islamic state in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Obama administration appears to have grasped this distinction. “The core goal of the US must be to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaida and its safe haven in Pakistan, and to prevent its return to Pakistan and Afghanistan,” the administration declared last month in the white paper on US policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan. Strikingly, the white paper mentions the Taliban only once, and then to note that, while the “hard core” has aligned with al-Qaida, the Afghan war cannot be won without reaching out to the non-ideological among the Taliban and convincing them to lay down their arms.
Implementing this policy distinction may not be that easy. Assume al-Qaida is defeated but the Taliban take over Afghanistan and/or Pakistan and begin shutting schools for girls and allowing honour killings. Will liberals, humanitarian interventionists, accept that, and not push for Britain and the United States to intervene? If Iraq was the neo-cons’ war, Afghanistan could become the liberals’ war. Operation Snakebite lets us know what to expect if it does.
But in a process known as antigenic drift, strains of the flu virus undergo genetic changes that make it less familiar to the human immune system, even unrecognisable.
Tags: food croydon restaurant
I haven’t been that active over the last few weeks, but I’ve been to the International twice. No result in the £30 Round-of-each (PLOO/NLHE) I played a few weeks ago (so that’s -£63), but better news in the £100 Pot-Limit Omaha in the Spring Poker Festival. Thanks to a lucky a outdraw to get quad sevens on the river and playing well in spurts (my rarely seen bluffs paid off) I managed to win it outright for a 1500 quid payday after tips.
As of Friday 27 April 2009.
- Live Tournaments. Winnings: £2155. Entrance fees: £612. Tips: £105. Overall: +£1438
- Live Cash. £0
- Online. Cashouts:£103. Deposits: £49. Overall: +£54
- Bottom line: +£1492
So she determined to educate herself. “Someone said to me if you read the Guardian and the Times every day, you’ll learn everything you need to know.” Who was it? “A drug dealer of mine.” She smiles.
Surprisingly bleepy-bloopy this year innit?. True that. Been through almost all acts (free MP3s as found by Londonist, DiS Spotify playlist and MySpace etc). Not only bleepy, but there’s no lack of big acts either. Overall Friday looks less fun than last year.
Tough question and no real answer from Attenborough though. And this about the cold,
In the Arctic, if it goes wrong, you’re not just in mild trouble. In the jungle you can get lost and all sorts of silly things and walk out the other side, but in the Antarctic … Dropping a glove can mean losing your fingers.
When they circumcised Herbert Samuel, they threw away the wrong bit.
Crash author JG Ballard, ‘a giant on the world literary scene’, dies aged 78 | Books | guardian.co.uk
Another great artist goes.
Good old “round-of-each” coming to the London WSOPE.
For the first four years of its operation this set-up ran smoothly, but in 2001 changes to the banking regulations made life more difficult as the main credit-card issuers stopped authorising payments for internet gambling. Such transactions had to be flagged-up by the banks with a special code – 7995 – which was attached to all such payments.