Of the hundreds of documents the German author and illustrator Nora Krug has wrenched from archives and flea markets for her sprawling, multilayered graphic memoir, two of the most emotionally arresting are about fungi. The first is a page from her uncle Franz-Karl’s sixth-grade school exercise book, which Krug discovered in a musty drawer in her parents’ living room. Each line is filled with meticulously crafted Sütterlin script, a now largely obsolete form of German handwriting. The margins are populated by childish pine trees and toadstools with grinning faces. “When you go to the forest and you see mushrooms that look beautiful, you think that they are good,” the text reads. “But when you eat them, they are poisonous and can kill a whole family.” Then the gut-wrencher: “The Jew is just like this mushroom.” The short essay, called The Jew, a Poisonous Mushroom, got a C for spelling, C for handwriting and B for content. It is dated … [Read more...] about Nora Krug: ‘I would have thought, what’s left to say about Germany’s Nazi past?’
Sayings about sea
From the House by Pesi Fonua A claim by the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva that a property of Sea Star Ltd. at the Tu’imatamoana Wharf had been sold for $3 million pa’anga and was now owned by a Chinese/Tongan, was disputed in parliament during debate on the Annual Report of the Ministry of Fisheries. The PM claimed that nobody knew where the $3 million went. It appeared that the PM was mistaken. He also queried why a $3 million loan went to King George Tupou V and the Sea Star Ltd. The Prime Minister's comments shocked members of the House while they were deliberating the 2016-17 Annual Report of the Ministry of Fisheries on Tuesday, 25 September. Siaosi Sovaleni objected that there was nothing sly about it. Then on the following day, Wednesday, he told parliament that he had one some research on the Sea Star property issue and found that the property remained under the management of the Tonga Asset Managers and Associates Ltd. … [Read more...] about Nothing sly about Sea Star loan
HUNDREDS of thousands of Muslim refugees have been fleeing from Myanmar amid brutal state persecution for the past year. But who are the Rohingya, what has Aung San Suu Kyi said — and what is happening in Myanmar? What is the Rohingya crisis? Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic group that make up a large minority of the population of Myanmar, also known as Burma. They have been consistently and systematically persecuted over the years of a military dictatorship in the former British colony from 1962-2015, when democratic activist and longtime political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi became the defacto head of state. Since taking office, further large waves of desperate Rohingya refugees have been fleeing the predominantly Buddhist country amid reports of state persecution and violence. Whole villages have been burned down and families driven from their homes. Rohingya have been classed as illegal immigrants in the country and have been denied civil rights. Their treatment has been … [Read more...] about What is the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and what did Aung San Suu Kyi say about the refugees?
WILMER Valderrama rose to fame as foreign exchange student Fez on American sitcom That 70s Show. Here's everything you need to know about the star and what's he said about ex-girlfriend Demi Lovato, who is in hospital after being found unconscious at her Hollywood home... Who is Wilmer Valderrama and how old is he? Born January 30, 1980, Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama is an American actor, singer and producer. The 38-year-old is best known for his role as Fez on American sitcom That 70s Show alongside Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. He has also starred as Carlos Madrigal in American horror television series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series and voiced the character of Manny in Disney Channel's Handy Mandy. Wilmer was previously in a high-profile romance with American actress Lindsay Lohan but the pair split in 2004. When did he date Demi Lovato? Wilmer began dating Demi Lovato in 2010 and the two had an on-off relationship for six years before breaking up due to their intense … [Read more...] about How old is Wilmer Valderrama, when did he date Demi Lovato and what did he say about the overdose reports?
0 Post a comment Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - Politics The big question for Tynwald today (Tuesday) is not just what members will have to say about the government proposal to buy the Steam Packet but how much they will say. Amid rumours that some MHKs have already been carpeted by the dissent-phobic Council of Ministers, for not saying the right things after last week’s sudden announcement, it is worth remembering that, last year, Tynwald spent all of six minutes and 20 seconds on public consideration of the Steam Packet’s offer over a new sea services agreement.This time, the government only deemed it worthy of informing the public of its plans to buy the Steam Packet just seven days before Tynwald was due to vote, and only then after the plan was splashed all over the front page of the Isle of Man Examiner last week. It wasn’t on the original agenda for today’s Tynwald sitting.There is serious disquiet about the lack of detail over the deal - and the £124 … [Read more...] about Paul Speller’s political preview: How much will they say about the proposal to buy the Steam Packet?