The group posted on Facebook about the protest they're calling ShutdownTheOceanFront2.0. They called for a peaceful rally which started at 7:57 p.m. on Rudee Loop.Police were down at the Oceanfront before the protest started to shut down a few blocks along Pacific and Atlantic Avenues. They also redirected traffic coming from I 264.
Alexis Hunley Link Copied The October 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake struck Northern California, where I then lived, shortly after I turned 11. It was not the biggest upheaval in my life that year my parents marriage had just ended but discovering that, on a random Tuesday afternoon, the ground could start shaking hard enough to knock you over was a pretty close second. In the days that followed, I was obsessed with news about the disaster, especially the deaths it had caused. For months afterward, to my older sister s embarrassment, I kept a weird little archive of newspaper and magazine coverage.Earlier this year, before COVID 19, before George Floyd s murder, before our lives slowed down and the news cycle sped up, I started thinking about how children respond to crises. In The Atlantic s May cover story, on rising rates of childhood anxiety disorders, I argued that even pre pandemic, various facts of contemporary American life had turned 21st century childhood into a petri dish for anxiety. By trying to protect our kids from all discomfort, researchers and clinicians repeatedly told me, parents were inadvertently preventing them from learning to tolerate the stresses and worries that are an inevitable part of life. And when people can t tolerate their anxious feelings, a large body of research shows, those feelings are more apt to metastasize into lasting mental health problems.
Franklin Foer Staff writer for The Atlantic Getty The Atlantic Link Copied When Joe Biden entered this presidential race, he was flayed as an ally of segregation. Kamala Harris chided him for his defense of busing. His opponents roundly portrayed him as an architect of mass incarceration and an apologist for Strom Thurmond as a clubbable senator not particularly bothered about the moral character of the backs he slapped.These attacks were leveled not to suggest that Biden was a racial revanchist, but to reinforce a widely shared criticism of the man: He is not a visionary, but a malleable politician, with a barometrically attuned sense of the good.
Adam Serwer Staff writer at The Atlantic Jonathan Ernst Reuters Link Copied Sarah Palin knew her rights had been violated.Just days before the 2008 election, the Republican vice presidential nominee told a conservative radio host that the press was trampling on her right to free speech.
SAN FRANCISCO : Tech giant Microsoft has announced to invest $75 million to build a new office at Atlanta, Georgia, by next year that will create 1,500 new jobs in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud space.The Satya Nadella run enterprise will expand operations in the city''s midtown area in a 523,000 square foot facility in the popular Atlantic Station district.
If poetry was the literary form of the First World War, it was fiction that best expressed the reality of the Second. My next door neighbour for many years, Colonel Peter Peyman, was a veteran of Dunkirk. As a young subaltern he d fought in the rearguard and had been lucky to be evacuated. After his death his widow bequeathed me his small library of books on Dunkirk, all works of reputable military history. They are thick with marginalia: Rubbish , Never happened , Wrong I was there and so forth. One can read a sentence like, The 3rd battalion advanced under an artillery barrage and suffered many casualties and, while acknowledging that the 3rd Battalion must have indeed advanced, have no sense of what it was to undergo the actual experience of being part of that fatal manoeuvre. In writing about war and warfare, the subjective view always wins over the objective when it comes to answering the fundamental question: What Was It Really Like? And this is where the novel comes into its own. As if in response to this demand the Imperial War Museum has begun publishing a series of forgotten novels about the Second World War under the rubric of Imperial War Museum Classics (IWM). The criteria are fairly strict: the novels must have been written by people who directly experienced those aspects of the war they narrate and the books themselves must have literary merit . The first four titles were published last year and now we have numbers five and six: Fred Majdalany s Patrol (published in 1953) and Peter Elstob s Warriors for the Working Day (1960). Each novel, in its own way, makes for singular and compelling reading, and not just because of the authenticity of the experiences related. Fred Majdalany s short novel is set in the North African desert in 1943, after the Allied invasion of Operation Torch. As the title suggests it is the account of one particular patrol undertaken by a handful of men led by an officer called Major Tim Sheldon with the objective of scouting out one small strongpoint in the German lines. In fact the ordering and assembling of the patrol and the patrol itself bookend a long flashback where Sheldon remembers his convalescence in Algiers after sustaining an earlier wound. He visits a brothel. He becomes obsessed with one of his nurses and they have a brief affair before he returns to the front. Majdalany himself served in the Lancashire Fusiliers in North Africa and Italy and like all the IWM novels Patrol reeks with the details, textures and felt life of unrivalled autobiographical information. However, what sets his novel apart is the way he gives the context of this tiny local engagement its full import in the great scheme of the war. One can see how the individual soldier is the unwitting agent of a complexity of military decision making stretching further and further away, back to distant generals at a distant HQ. In this instance the mission of this particular patrol is arrived at almost by happenstance. Some sort of patrolling activity is mooted by a brigadier to keep the men on their toes. A place name on a map catches an adjutant s eye; he lazily suggests it as an objective for no specific strategic reason. Army wheels are set in motion and, on one particular night, Tim Sheldon and six soldiers creep out into the darkness of the African desert to meet their fate. This is how Majdalany sees the process, cast in a powerful metaphor: To have a spear point you had to have a spear, though at times it did seem to take an awful lot of shaft to support very little point; but that was a prejudiced notion usually confined to those who chanced to be attached to the point rather than the shaft. The tone of this passage is typical and it also applies to Elstob s novel, as well as the other four IWM Classics published in 2019. Together these novels produce a remarkable harmony of voice: a world weary cynicism and resigned stoicism. None relies on any kind of martial heroism or the language of that trope to make its point. War is deeply boring and uncomfortable, and intermittently utterly terrifying. You can hate your fellow soldiers as easily as like them. The officers commanding you may well be arrogant fools and idiots. You feel no great antagonism towards the enemy and a baleful eye is cast on those back home . The battlefield in Peter Elstob s Warriors for the Working Day is Normandy after the 1944 invasion. His alter ego is a young tank commander called Michael Brook. The Sherman tank that Brook commands has a crew of five and the novel is intimate with the relationships between the competing personalities on board. There is plenty of banter and the graveyard humour of men confined in a tiny shared space is underscored by the knowledge that the Sherman was outgunned and under armoured in comparison to the German tanks it was fighting. In his excellent introduction Alan Jeffreys reminds us that Shermans, susceptible to catching fire when hit, were nicknamed Ronsons after the advertising slogan used to pro mote Ronson cigarette lighters lighters that lit first time, every time . Beneath the coarse camaraderie is the knowledge that, when in action, the tank crew was in near permanent, acute, potentially fatal danger. It added a very dark edge to their wisecracks. Warriors for the Working Day is an exceptionally gripping account of what it must have been like to be a member of a tank crew as it fought its way through Normandy and across France towards the German frontier. It is a more conventional novel than Patrol, however. For all its pace and vivid colour Elstob has a tendency to reach for a clich rather too often and, like many novels of its era, relies on a kind of cor blimey demotic to convey character that hasn t aged well: They was windy that s what they was windy. They seen a few Jerry tanks and they said Oo la la we ve ad it and they scarpered orf ome. But the overall sensibility of Warriors is very similar to Patrol. Terms such as heroism, pluck, fighting spirit, derring do and the other indulgent euphemisms meant to spur on men at war are in short supply. Men do behave heroically but with little forethought, more as a matter of instinct and survival than with a view of anything legendary and glorious. Postwar, both Majdalany and Elstob had successful careers as writers. In addition to Patrol, Majdalany wrote a fine novel about the battle of Monte Cassino called The Monastery as well as writing military histories and working as a journalist for the Daily Mail. Elstob also wrote well received works of military history, but his progress after the war was altogether more rackety and unconventional. As an entrepreneur he and a partner made a fortune from a beauty product they invented called Yeast Pac. He was also a successful balloonist he almost made a transatlantic crossing in 1958 and for many years he was a stalwart vice president of the writers organisation English PEN. However, Warriors is his magnum opus, just as Patrol is for Fred Majdalany. But Patrol, I would argue, is more than just a grittily authentic voice from the front line; more than just a clear eyed, unromantic record of lived wartime experience. Majdalany is evidently aware of the many literary resources available to a novelist and his exploration of the mind of Tim Sheldon often verges on very cleverly handled, impressionistic stream of consciousness a stylistic choice not often found in war novels. Moreover, the book is shaped with deliberate knowingness, its structure carefully and cleverly coming full circle, allowing it to be ranked alongside that other great book about the North African campaign, Keith Douglas s remarkable memoir Alamein to Zem Zem (1946). One of the consequences of this Imperial War Museum series is that it permits us to see how the novel came to be the dominant literary form of the Second World War an intriguing contrast to the First World War, where poetry more or less reigned unchallenged as the way the imagination might engage with the conflict. Poetry was written by combatants between 1939 and 1945, but compared to the mass of excellent novels that were produced about the war it seems almost a pastime rather than a vocation. Perhaps this is to do with the fact that serious poetry after the First World War had become modern and difficult and therefore appealed to an intellectual minority, while the novel was democratic and flourishing. Also, the soldiers of the Second World War were better educated and better read throughout the ranks than their equivalents in 1914 18. Novel writing was not an elite pursuit. Confronted by the astonishing subject matter that they were living through, soldiers, sailors and aviators decided that the novel was the best medium to try to make sense of what they were experiencing the madness of a world at war as this superb series will no doubt continue to demonstrate. William Boyd s new novel, Trio , will be published in October this year Patrol By Fred MajdalanyImperial War Museum Classics, 192pp, 8.99 Warriors for the Working Day By Peter ElstobImperial War Museum Classics, 320pp, 8.99 Subscribe 1 per month This article appears in the 15 May 2020 issue of the New Statesman, Land of confusion
Over his career, Murrin published more than 50 essays that ranged widely across the Atlantic and Anglophone early modern world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, examining social, religious, political and legal history.John Murrin
Gentleman Jack ''s Suranne Jones, Chernobyl ''s Jared Harris and writer Craig Mazin are among those nominated for the 2020 Royal Television Society Programme Awards. The British TV awards will be handed out by writer and comedian Paul Merton on March 17 at The Grosvenor Hotel. Channel 4 drama The Virtues is recognized in both the female actor category with Niamh Algar and male actor with Stephen Graham, while Jones will compete against Algar and The Long Song ''s Tamara Lawrance. Harris is up against Graham and Top Boy ''s Michael Ward. Phoebe Waller Bridge ''s comedy Fleabag goes head to head with Channel 4 ''s Derry Girls, both of which have secured nominations in the Scripted Comedy and Female Comedy Performance categories. Waller Bridge has also received a nomination for Writer ndash; Comedy, alongside Danny Brocklehurst for Brassic and Sex Education ''s Laurie Nunn. Ncuti Gatwa has also been recognised for Comedy Performance (Male) in Netflix hit Sex Education. BBC Three, Channel 5 and Sky Atlantic are all in contention for the RTS Channel of the Year award, while HBO co pro Gentleman Jack goes up against Channel 4 ''s Ackley Bridge and NBCU and Heyday Television ''s BBC drama The Capture in the Drama Series category.
Delta Air Lines has announced a major expansion out of Seattle. This will see the carrier add flights to two new cities in the United States, shoring up additional connections, and, most importantly, directly competing with American on a flight between Seattle and London Heathrow beginning next year.From 2021, Delta Air Lines announced that it will launch flights to London Heathrow. This route will operate in conjunction with transatlantic joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic. Already, Virgin Atlantic operates twice daily service between Seattle and London.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) Scientists have found the wreckage of a cargo steamship that became associated with the Bermuda Triangle when it disappeared in 1925 off the Atlantic Coast of Florida.The SS Cotopaxi was sailing from Charleston, South Carolina, to Havana when it disappeared along with its 32 person crew. But a team of underwater explorers and maritime archaeologists have identified the wreckage of the ship about 35 nautical miles off the coast of St. Augustine. Their findings will be featured in the premiere episode of a Science Channel series, "Shipwreck Secrets, " on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. EST.
Salka Viertel was a recently naturalized American when Hitler ''s war began, having arrived from Berlin on a visitor visa in Hollywood with her husband during one of the earlier waves of emigrating filmmakers, in 1928. She became a proud and grateful U.S. citizen in February of 1939, only months before the official outbreak of war in Europe on Sept. 1 of that year. It was her very Europeanness that had alerted her early on to the growing conflagration across the Atlantic, well before Hitler took power in 1933. She had been raised in a well heeled Jewish family in a garrison town in Galicia called Sambor, on the fringes of the Austro Hungarian Empire, where she 'd been born in 1889. And she came of age as an actress on the stages of many European cities, most notably Weimar era Berlin. Long before the advent of National Socialism made anti Semitism official state policy in Germany, Salka Viertel was quite familiar with its lethal intentions. Thus after 1933 she was extra sympathetic to the attempts of the panicked human beings who began to launch themselves desperately, in any way they could, toward the possibility of safety in America.An estimated ten thousand refugees from Germany and Austria settled in greater Los Angeles between 1933 and 1941, a significant part of ”the most complete migration of artists and intellectuals in European history ” up to that time, according to California historian Kevin Starr. Members of Salka Viertel ''s own family were among those refugees, as were hundreds of her friends and many more strangers. In Santa Monica, she made it her mission to provide a refuge for them in her own home and to absorb them into her social and professional network, all to help them survive in a wholly unfamiliar new world.
The educational program covers multiple aspects of fruit, vegetable, potato, strawberry, bramble, cut flower, greenhouse and wine grape production. Six or more concurrent sessions will be offered on all three days. Many pesticide applicator update training credits will be available to growers attending the sessions. Educational sessions will be organized by topic. Tree fruit sessions will cover calcium absorption in Honeycrisp, bitter rot, blossom thinning Golden Delicious, the brown marmorated stink bug and the samurai wasp, respirator fit test requirements, plum curculio, protective covers, the DBR Conveyor Concepts harvest assist platform, preharvest drop control of Gala, precision irrigation technologies, applicator recordkeeping, hard cider cultivars, computer vision technology, Geneva rootstocks, drones, bitter pit, apple rot, listeria in packing houses, and an entire session dedicated to fire blight, presented by Penn State University and Cornell University researchers.
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil ''s Triangle, is a loosely defined region in the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships have disappeared. The vicinity of this so called triangle is among the most heavily travelled shipping lanes in the world, with vessels frequently crossing through it for ports in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean islands. Popular culture has attributed various disappearances to the paranormal or even some kind of extraterrestrial beings, but there may be a far more logical answer.
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil ''s Triangle, is a loosely defined region in the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships have disappeared. The vicinity of this so called triangle is among the most heavily travelled shipping lanes in the world, with vessels frequently crossing through it for ports in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean islands. Popular culture has attributed various disappearances to pirating, the paranormal, or even a giant octopus ndash; whose legend has been passed on by sailors for hundreds of years.
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil ''s Triangle, is a loosely defined region in the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships have disappeared. On December 5, 1945, five United States Navy Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers went missing after losing contact during a training exercise from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All 14 airmen on the flight were lost, as were all 13 crew members of a Martin PBM Mariner flying boat that subsequently launched from Naval Air Station Banana River to search for Flight 19.
Key point: Yet Germany was left too destitute to implement its plans. In 1917, even as Germany began to prepare to launch what it expected to be war winning offensives in the Atlantic and in France, its naval architects began to think about the postwar naval balance. Even if Germany could knock out France and Italy as great powers, it could only defeat Britain by applying economic pain, and that pain would end when the guns fell silent. Thus, Germany could look forward to renewed naval competition with the British, and almost certainly the Americans. Accordingly, the Germans developed designs for the advanced battlecruisers and battleships that would have become the new High Seas Fleet if Germany had won the war. Strategic Stage Until mid 1918, Germany expected to win the war, and expected that its future security threats would come primarily from maritime powers, namely the United States and the United Kingdom. Germany would win territorial and political concessions in the east and the west, and might be able to recover some of its colonial territories (or perhaps take some from France and Italy. Consequently, Germany would need a competitive surface fleet in addition to its U boats. The war had slowed capital ship construction in Britain and Germany (although notably not in Japan or the United States), and existing German ships were quickly approaching obsolescence. The only super dreadnoughts immediately available to the Germans would have been the four ships of the Bayern class (in reality, only two of the ships were completed) and the seven battlecruisers of the Mackensen class and Yorck class (of which none were completed). The Bayerns could make twenty one knots, and carried eight 15 guns on a 32,000 ton displacement. Both the Mackensen and Yorck classes were a major step up from the pre war battlecruisers. The Mackensen s carried eight 13.8 guns on a 36,000 ton displacement, with a speed of twenty eight knots, while the Yorcks would have carried eight 15 guns, displaced 38,000 tons, and made twenty seven knots. Against this, the Kaiserliche Marine faced twenty one British super dreadnoughts and four modern battlecruisers, along with another thirteen American super dreadnoughts. Both the British and the Americans threw themselves into post war construction, with the latter planning seven more battleships and six battlecruisers, and the former four battleships and four battlecruisers. Having won the war, Germany would have immediately faced a very threatening maritime environment. The L20e class was the beginning of the solution. Displacing 48,000 tons, the L20e would have carried eight 16.5 guns in four twin turrets and made twenty six knots. The L20e would have been roughly the same size as the proposed British N3 class, which traded three knots of speed for a much heavier main armament (9 18 guns in three triple turrets). The American South Dakotas would also have tipped the scales at 48,000 tons, with a speed of 23 knots, but would have carried twelve 16 guns in four triple turrets. The concentration on speed suggests that the German were prepping for a fast battleship squadron, similar in many ways to that of the Japanese. Japan s Nagato and (planned) Tosa class battleships could make twenty six knots; the successor Kii class would have made nearly thirty. In contrast to the British and American approaches, there was to be little gap between the fast battlecruisers and the slow battleships. Germany s decision on this point may have stemmed from lessons learned in the Battle of Jutland, where its battlecruisers endured enormous punishment while taking limited losses. It is likely a decision that would have paid off down the line; the slow battleships of the USN and RN were notably limited in the Second World War. Wrap In the real world, Germany was beaten, the High Seas Fleet was scuttled at Scapa, and the three great naval powers settled their differences with the Washington Naval Treaty. That treaty sharply limited naval construction, prohibiting the construction of an entire generation of new battleships. It offered a naval holiday that gave the people of the world a much needed rest after several years of bitter conflict. The Washington Naval Treaty was a means of managing competition between recent allies who could foresee conflict on the horizon. Had Germany won the war, relations with both the United States and the United Kingdom would have remained tense. Under these circumstances it is difficult to imagine how Germany would have participated in a multilateral arms control agreement like the Washington Naval Treaty. Having just escaped the Great War (and the influenza that followed it) the world would almost immediately have been thrown into another great naval race. This would have produced an altogether more dangerous world, with four different great powers struggling for maritime dominance. Robert Farley, a frequent contributor to the National Interest, is author of The Battleship Book . He serves as a senior lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. This article first appeared earlier this year. Image: Wikipedia. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
A cross Atlantic research alliance hopes to shift cancer treatment from the ”expensive firefighting of late stage disease ” to ”rapid, cost effective ” intervention at the earliest point. By creating a ”living laboratory ” of human tissue, they hope to ”birth ” a cancer which would help them better understand its origins, and ultimately prevent it from developing.Scientists are already investigating how to take cells from someone with a high risk of developing cancer so they can reproduce them using a 3D printer, to test under what conditions they are most likely to turn cancerous.
Mexico has deported over 300 Indians to Delhi, the National Migration Institute (INM) said late on Wednesday, calling it an unprecedented transatlantic deportation.
A Hong Kong protester dribbles over pictures of President Xi Jinping and Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.Umit Bektas Reuters From the late 19th century up to World War II, Americans were seized by the idea of transforming China into a Christian, capitalist America on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.The word plastic pops up again and again in American statements about China from that era. China is plastic in the hands of strong and capable Westerners, announced President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. China has become plastic after centuries of rigid conventionalism, declared Selskar M. Gunn, a vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation, in May 1933.