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Top 10 Festivals Of New York Worth Experincing}

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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New York City is one of the most famous and popular cities in the world offering a plethora of unique and significant festivities to the people. The city of New York can be considered to be a lavish city in the world offering its own delights in the form of places to visit and festivals to celebrate and merriment to be enjoyed. In this blog, we will be discussing that how New York can be a very fine place to visit and enjoy oneself to the fullest. It wont be wrong if we say that New York as a city possess all the qualities to satiate a travellers needs of art, fashion, food, shopping and with this it proves itself to be a true hub of something which is invigorating to the core. If you are looking for something different and something which you, perhaps have never seen or have experienced in your entire life time then this is your opportunity to get some memories out of your travel.

The Festivals

New York like every other major city has its own culture and its own ways of expressing certain things. The people are very open and mostly arent obtuse minded. They believe in celebrating as if there is no tomorrow and enjoy their festivals to the fullest evading the anxieties and stress of their lives. There are many festivals which can be talked about. Some of the most famous festivals of New York are listed below:

1) New York City Films festival This festival takes place in the Washington Square park where people get to watch the most prolific French cinema, inclusive of both the contemporary and veteran one on the plush lawns of the New York city having the taste of wines making the whole atmosphere absolutely enchanting. If you ever have wondered of visiting this place then book your flight tickets to New York.

2) Blue Note Jazz Festival- This is yet another mind boggling festival. Blue Note Jazz Festival is a month long festival and celebrates the much fascinating aura of Jazz. Owing to its duration, it is celebrated in multiple locations of the New York. Jazz is something which has the power of evoking certain emotions in ones being. It has been truly said that Jazz is the music of intellectuals and it is a remarkably well concocted music of the brilliant and the beautiful. Make your flight reservations to experience this exceptional festival of music.

3) BLI Summer Jam – BLI summer jam stands for everything good and nice with the sprinkles of freedom and revelry on the top of it. For the people of New York jamming is a great way to bust out their stress and enjoy the specific moment in the time. The summers, the winds, the breeze and the lightness of the mind which comes with it makes it all the more enticing to celebrate it to its fullest extent.

4) Color Vibe festival- Color vibe festival of New York is a much awaited festival which brings with it a lot of fun and cherishing moments. People wear clothes which they dont really care about because anyways they would be getting assailed upon with various colors. People throw colours on each other like children carelessly and enjoy being careless, for some time taking off the adult hat and responsibilities and getting themselves free from the tangles of the societal barriers.

5) Clear Water Festival- This festival is one of Americas oldest festivals. It is a music and environmental festival. Clear water celebrates the occasion of being free and liberated. You get to watch your famous stars playing and performing on the stage live.

6) Bicycle Film Festival- It is yet another unique festival which is celebrated in the city of New York. Even, it has got an interesting story behind its fruition. What happened one day that Brendt Barbur whose brain child is this unique festival got hit by a truck when he was riding on his bicycle. After that he decided that he would be presenting the bicycles through art and through films and hence this festival was born. It is celebrated in multiple locations of New York throughout.

7) Washington Square music festival New York- If you ever visit New York then Washington Square music festival must be on your hit list. This festival offers a variety of music performances which include opera, jazz and orchestra.

8) Artists and Fleas- Happening in Brooklyn, Artists and Fleas is a major festival or you can say it is an event where new talent gets to showcase their skills and get a chance to earn some money for their passion and their hard work. If you want to see an altogether different breed of people who have created something out of their sheer passion then this is the place to be and this is the place to experience art in its raw and somewhat pure form.

9) Coney Island Mermaid Parade- It wont be wrong in saying that Coney Island Mermaid Parade is an expression of freedom of thought and creativity. This event showcases the boisterous personalities of the people and the way in which they carry themselves.

10) Young Choreographers festival- As the name suggests, Young choreographers festival celebrates and showcases the upcoming dancing talent, promoting the work of the next gen dancers who are passionate about their skill in the utmost way possible.

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Acting teacher and director Milton Katselas dies at age 75

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Acting teacher and director Milton Katselas died Friday at age 75, after suffering from heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He began the Beverly Hills Playhouse in 1978 and taught acting classes there to noted actors including George Clooney and Gene Hackman. Katselas is survived by a sister and two brothers.

Katselas directed an off-Broadway production of Edward Albee‘s The Zoo Story, and received a Tony Award nomination for his 1969 direction of Butterflies are Free. Actress Blythe Danner won a Tony Award for her role in Butterflies are Free under Katselas’ direction. He moved to California to direct the film version of that play, and went on to direct films and television movies. Actress Eileen Heckart received an Academy Award for her role in the film version of Butterflies are Free.

Katselas directed the San Francisco and Los Angeles productions of the play P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! by playwright James Kirkwood, Jr. In his author’s notes in the publication of the script, Kirkwood acknowledged Katselas, and wrote that the plays were “directed with incredible energy and enthusiasm by Milton Katselas, to whom I am extremely indebted”.

Katselas directed the television movie Strangers: Story of a Mother and Daughter, and actress Bette Davis received an Emmy Award for her role in the movie. Katselas taught many famous actors including Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Gere, Robert Duvall, Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Goldie Hawn, Christopher Walken, Burt Reynolds, George C. Scott, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Alec Baldwin, and Patrick Swayze. Katselas was credited with being able to nurture actors with raw talent so that they could develop strong Hollywood careers. He utilized innovative techniques in his courses – one course called “Terrorist Theatre” had a simple premise: successfully get an acting role within six weeks or leave the course.

He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to parents who had immigrated from Greece, and graduated from Carnegie Mellon. He studied acting with Lee Strasberg in New York at the Actors Studio, and received advice from directors Joshua Logan and Elia Kazan.

Katselas was a prominent Scientologist, and a July 2007 profile on Katselas in The New York Times Magazine observed that some of his students stopped taking courses at the Beverly Hills Playhouse because they felt they had been pressured to join the Church of Scientology. According to the article, Katselas credited Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard “for much of his success in life”, and one of his students works at Scientology’s Celebrity Centre. The article commented that some in Los Angeles view the Beverly Hills Playhouse as “a recruitment center for Scientology”.

Katselas met L. Ron Hubbard after moving to California, and began studying Scientology in 1965. The New York Times Magazine reported that he had reached the level of “Operating Thetan, Level 5, or O.T. V.” in 2007. According to The New York Times Magazine when Scientologists proceed up the “The Bridge to Total Freedom” they learn the story of Xenu, and that: “75 million years ago the evil alien Xenu solved galactic overpopulation by dumping 13.5 trillion beings in volcanoes on Earth, where they were vaporized, scattering their souls.” A Church of Scientology publication, Source, lists Katselas as reaching O.T. V. in 1989.

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He is brilliant, and knows me so well as a person and an actress that he gets the most out of me.

Though some actors felt pressured to join the Church of Scientology after taking courses at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, at least one individual felt Katselas was not active enough with the organization. Actress Jenna Elfman left the Beverly Hills Playhouse because she felt Katselas was not committed enough to Scientology. Katselas had previously directed Elfman in half of Visions and Lovers: Variations on a Theme, two one-act plays about relationships that he had written himself. In 1999 Katselas had planned to adapt the script of Visions and Lovers to a film version, and Elfman was set to reprise her role from the play. In an article in Variety about the project, Elfman commented on her experience working with Katselas: “He is brilliant, and knows me so well as a person and an actress that he gets the most out of me.”

Other prominent Scientologist actors who have studied under Katselas include Giovanni Ribisi, Jason Lee, and Leah Remini. According to Rolling Stone, Katselas also recruited actress Kelly Preston to Scientology. Actress Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson), told Scientology publication Celebrity that Katselas motivated her to get more active in Scientology, and she stated she took the organization’s “Purification Rundown” and her life “took off completely”.

Life is an endless unspooling of art, of acting, of painting, of architecture. And where did I learn that? From Milton.

Anne Archer was introduced to Scientology while studying at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, as was former Scientologist and now outspoken critic actor Jason Beghe. Beghe told Roger Friedman of FOX News in April 2008 that “He [Katselas] gets kickbacks”, and that he was brought to a Scientology center by fellow Beverly Hills Playhouse classmate Bodhi Elfman, Jenna Elfman’s husband. In a 1998 article for Buzz Magazine, Randye Hoder wrote “In his class, Katselas is careful not to label anything as a tenet of Scientology, but there is no question that the church’s influence seeps into the playhouse.”

Anne Archer’s husband and fellow Scientologist, producer Terry Jastrow, commented to The New York Times Magazine that Katselas changed the way he experiences life on a day-to-day basis: “I go out in the world and look at human behavior now. I see a woman or man interacting with a saleslady, and I see the artistry in it. Life is an endless unspooling of art, of acting, of painting, of architecture. And where did I learn that? From Milton.”

Actor Anthony Head of Buffy the Vampire Slayer spoke highly of Katselas in a 2002 interview with San Francisco Chronicle: “He’s this wonderfully intuitive teacher and his premise is basically: The only real barriers are the ones we put in front of ourselves. If you say, ‘My character wouldn’t do that’ — bollocks! Ultimately it’s you who wouldn’t say that. Who knows what your character might do.” In the acknowledgements of her 2004 autobiography Are You Hungry, Dear?: Life, Laughs, and Lasagna, actress Doris Roberts wrote: “I thank my friend and acting teacher, the incredible Milton Katselas, for his insights, wisdom, and inspiration, which have helped make me the actress that I am.”

I really care about the craft of acting. It’s absolutely necessary to take the time and patience to really develop an actor.

Katselas authored two books: Dreams Into Action: Getting What You Want, first published in 1996 by Dove Books, and Acting Class: Take a Seat, which came out earlier this month. Dreams Into Action, a New York Times Bestseller, sought to modify motivational acting exercises to the field of business.

In an interview in the 2007 book Acting Teachers of America, Katselas commented on his experiences as an acting teacher over the years: “I have very special teachers here at the Beverly Hills Playhouse—some have been with me for over twenty-five years. I believe that to make a difference over the long haul, we need to train teachers. I really care about the craft of acting. It’s absolutely necessary to take the time and patience to really develop an actor.”

England’s elderly face human rights breaches in home care system

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A report published today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) finds that, in many cases, England’s home care system breaches the human rights of the elderly it is supposed to serve. The Close to home: older people and human rights in home care report is the result of a twelve-month investigation into care generally provided by local authorities.

Approximately half of those receiving home care, plus friends and family, providing evidence to the inquiry were satisfied with the quality of care provided. However, the report stresses that there are “systemic problems” arising from “a failure to apply a human rights approach to home care provision”. The report asserts that it is generally not the fault of individuals providing care, but serious problems exist as local authorities seem unaware of their obligations under the Human Rights Act and fail to commission, procure, and monitor care accordingly.

The report says articles two, three and eight of the European Convention on Human Rights are frequently being breached. These, respectively, cover an individual’s right to life, protection from inhumane and degrading treatment, and respect for dignity and personal independence. Criticisms include that care is not provided in a common-sense manner, and funding of care for the elderly is at lower levels than for younger people with similar problems and needs.

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The EHRC’s investigation highlights a range of recurring complaints and attempts to identify the underlying causes; cost is repeatedly mentioned, with use of the private-sector leading to some local authorities offering a “one size fits all” service leaving many elderly feeling they are “a task to be undertaken” and have “little or no choice” as to help received, or when care workers visit. A failure to invest in care workers is noted, with significant responsibility and the wide range of skills required being rewarded with low pay and status; this, the report states, adversely impacts staff retention and, a high turnover of care workers can put the security of care recipients at-risk.

Within the wider investigation, a commissioned independent social report by The Arndale Centre conducted in-depth interviews with a cross-section of 40 elderly individuals receiving home care. As-stressed in the report, those selected were not on the basis of good, or bad, experiences with their – mainly local authority-provided – care. It highlights a widespread feeling amongst those interviewed that they are treated “like a number”, and that aspects of the care provided lead to, or fail to resolve, feelings of social isolation.

The Manchester-based Arndale Centre report concludes that, “[t]he general picture is of a wider home care system in which older people are not effectively involved: which they do not understand, and which does not often make the extra effort required to involve them in ways tailored to their state of health and other needs”.

nobody to talk [to] face to face. Nobody will knock on that door,[…] a life of isolation.

A recurring theme in the responses of those interviewed is the social isolation that their home care is not adequately addressing. One male interviewee in his seventies who previously used a scooter to get about said in his interview, “I haven’t been out of the house now for about four weeks. I daren’t. The last time I went out on the scooter I hit the kerb and it frightened the living daylights out of me.” Another, an 85-year-old woman who lives alone, expressed sadness at her inability to do normal things, “I would love to go to town to do some shopping. I haven’t been to town for about two years… Wander round the town and have a cup of tea… I’d love that.”

The social isolation many elderly experience was summed up neatly by another woman in her eighties in her interview: “When you go now, I will maybe not talk to anybody till tomorrow; maybe the whole of tomorrow nobody to talk [to]… face to face. Nobody will knock on that door, that is it, a life of isolation.”

The EHRC, having commissioned this report in the face of funding changes and reform of the care system, intends to press for legislative changes to ensure those receiving care at home are given the same protections under the Human Rights Act as those in residential care. In the conclusions of their report they offer to work with, and support, local authorities in understanding and delivering care that respects peoples’ rights and dignity; and, recommend better guidance as to the choices available to the elderly, and their families, be made available.

Memorial for toddler who died under care of controversial ‘1 Mind Ministries’ group

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Saturday, August 30, 2008

A memorial service was held Friday for Javon Thompson, a toddler that died in Baltimore, Maryland, while under the care of a religious group called “1 Mind Ministries”. Thompson died in late 2006 or early 2007 in an apartment in West Baltimore. According to police statements, members of 1 Mind Ministries refused the boy food and water because he did not say “amen” after group meals. Police say the boy would have been about 19 months old when members of the group stopped feeding him in December 2006.

I loved this baby more than anything in my life.

The Baltimore Sun spoke with Seeta Khadan-Newton, Javon Thompson’s grandmother, at the funeral service which took place at March Funeral Homes in Northwest Baltimore. “I loved this baby more than anything in my life,” she said.

The Baltimore Sun reported that Khadan–Newton told them she had contacted Baltimore’s Division of Social Services at least four times between April and December of 2006 out of worries for Thompson’s wellbeing and location. DSS officials stated that they received only two phone calls, and the complaints about Thompson’s treatment were not enough to look into further.

WJZ-TV reported that “Queen Antoinette”, the 40-year-old leader of 1 Mind Ministries, allegedly concealed Javon Thompson’s body in a blanket and sprayed it with fabric softener to mask the odor before having a member of the group leave the body in a friend’s backyard shed in Philadelphia. According to police, members of 1 Mind Ministries placed Thompson’s remains in a suitcase and took it to Philadelphia in February 2007, where they left it with an elderly friend. Subsequently members of the group moved to Brooklyn, New York. Law enforcement authorities found the suitcase with Thompson’s remains in April 2008.

Ria Ramkissoon, 21, Thompson’s mother, and four others, have been charged with first-degree murder by Baltimore homicide detectives in connection with the boy’s death. The Associated Press reported that police charging documents state that Queen Antoinette instructed her followers to pray for Javon Thompson to be resurrected while he lay dead in the back room of the Baltimore apartment. An informant told police Queen Antoinette left Javon Thompson’s body in the back room of the apartment for over a week, and told her followers: “God was going to raise Javon from the dead”.

The members of this cult, who were more than twice her age, were calling the shots.

Ramkissoon’s mother and her attorney assert that she was brainwashed by the 1 Mind Ministries group and acted under the control of Queen Antoinette. “The members of this cult, who were more than twice her age, were calling the shots,” said Ramkissoon’s attorney Steven Silverman at a court hearing for his client. Inside the group, Ria Ramkissoon referred to herself as “Princess Marie”.

Court documents revealed that 1 Mind Ministries conducted operations in secret, did not believe in medical care and dressed in all-white clothing. Members of the group were referred to as “princes” and “princesses” by Queen Antoinette, also known as Toni Sloan or Toni Ellsberry. Documents also state that they viewed Javon Thompson as a “demon” for not saying “amen” after meals, that they stopped feeding him in December 2006, and did not seek out medical attention when the boy stopped breathing and died.

It fits the profile of a classic cult…

Rick A. Ross of The Ross Institute Internet Archives for the Study of Destructive Cults, Controversial Groups and Movements spoke with the Associated Press about the nature of the 1 Mind Ministries group, and asserted that it meets the definition of a “cult“. Ross has given expert testimony in cases related to controversial groups and has studied them for 26 years. Law enforcement officials also used the term to describe the 1 Mind Ministries group, specifically characterizing it as a “Christian fundamentalist cult”.

“It fits the profile of a classic cult in the sense that it’s a personality-driven group and that Queen Antoinette is that animating personality and central defining element of the group,” said Ross. He compared the group to others where children were killed because they did not follow the instructions of the group. The Ross Institute Internet Archives maintains a page about 1 Mind Ministries, which contains archived news articles, a photo of Queen Antoinette, and links to other resources.

Prosecutors in the murder case have also referred to the 1 Mind Ministries group as a “cult”, and said that members of the group would likely follow Queen Antoinette’s instructions during the trial. In a hearing August 13 where Queen Antoinette and group member Trevia Williams, 21, were denied bail, they both also refused legal representation from Baltimore public defenders, and both declined a preliminary hearing. “Chances are, the cult members are going to do what she tells them to do,” said Baltimore Assistant State’s Attorney David C. Chiu at the court proceeding. Ria Ramkissoon is being held in the psychiatric unit of a city jail in Baltimore, Queen Antoinette, Trevia Williams and group member Marcus Cobbs are also being held in jail in Baltimore, and federal officials in New York from the United States Marshals Service are searching for another member of the group.

This baby died so that they could be exposed.

Rev. Anna V. Nelson spoke to the family at the memorial service in Baltimore, saying: “I would like to think that this boy died for us. This baby has left a message here for the whole world. This baby died so that they [1 Mind Ministries] could be exposed.”

The memorial service ended with a presentation of video clips of Javon Thompson playing, being held by his mother, and finally watching the camera as a female voice says goodbye to him.

Spanish King’s ‘shut up’ to Chávez becomes ringtone

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Monday, November 19, 2007

The angry “Why don’t you shut up?” that King Juan Carlos I of Spain uttered against Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez a week ago on Saturday has apparently reached a cult status in Spain and Venezuela.

A mobile phone ringtone remix of the quote text has been downloaded 500,000 times (generating some €1.5 million revenues). The ringtone features a voice actor (avoiding legal issues) with beats and a loop effect emphasising the ‘shut up’. A student group from the Venezuelan capital of Caracas which opposes the President has downloaded the ringtone too. “It’s a form of protest, it’s something that a lot of people would like to tell the president. Now, whenever we call each other, that’s what we hear,” said Laura Solorzano, 21, in a telephone interview with the Miami Herald.

Today, the internet domain name of the quote was sold on eBay for €10,200 to a Spanish power seller called ‘daikoku-design’. Juan Antonio Morales, 34, of AlmerĂ­a, Spain, had reserved the domain shortly after news of the dispute broke. The video on YouTube has been viewed over 1.3 million times, and there are numerous parodies using the quote. T-shirts and coffee mugs with the slogan are also selling well. The phrase has also become notable enough to merit an article on Wikipedia.

At the Ibero-American summit in Santiago, Chile on November 10, Chávez called the Spain’s former prime minister, JosĂ© MarĂ­a Aznar, a “fascist”. Current Prime Minister of Spain JosĂ© Luis RodrĂ­guez Zapatero tried to reply, but Chávez, although his microphone was switched off, kept interrupting him. The Spanish King first pointed a finger at Mr. Chávez, with the words “Y tu” (and you). Then, while Zapatero still tried to reply, he said “¿Por quĂ© no te callas?” while making a gesture with his hand. Note that the King used the informal ‘te callas’ instead of the formal and polite third-person form. Zapatero finally replied that “…in a forum where there are democratic governments … one of the essential principles is respect. You can disagree radically, without being disrespectful.” ‘

The rare outburst of the King has led to some disturbance in political relations between the countries; Chávez demanded an apology from the King but said he did not want a political conflict with Spain, while Spanish diplomats hope the situation will soon normalise. The Spanish PM stressed the incident was magnified by of the media attention it received. In statements to the press, the president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, minimized the incident between Hugo Chávez and the King of Spain: “There is little difference in opinion between King Juan Carlos and Chavez. There are many other differences between heads of State. Divergence is part of a democratic meeting.”

The situation brings attention to changes Chávez has proposed to the Venezuelan constitution, which would lift the restriction on the number of terms for the President of Venezuela.

Reconnaissance Orbiter finds more evidence of water on the planet Mars

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Saturday, February 17, 2007

NASA‘s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered more evidence on the Planet Mars that water may have flowed beneath the surface and that “cracks” that lead below the surface may have, at one time, been “habitable” for “microbial life,” according to the head investigater for the orbiter’s camera, Dr. Alfred McEwen. The location of the find is near the Candor Chasma canyon and images of the cracks were taken in September of 2006.

“This result shows how orbital observations can identify features of particular interest for future exploration on the surface or in the subsurface or by sample return. The alteration along fractures, concentrated by the underground fluids, marks locations where we can expect to find key information about chemical and perhaps biologic processes in a subsurface environment that may have been habitable,” said McEwen.

According to NASA scientists, “mineralization” was found on the surface of the cracks and the crack’s fractures. Scientists say the minerals became visible after layers of sand and dirt eroded away from the cracks. The minerals were likely placed on the rocks after dissolving in water and then evaporating onto the rocks, causing the minerals to become rock. Another possibility on how the minerals were placed there is that the “fluid” circulating on the rock was a gas, which might or might not have contained water.

“What caught my eye was the bleaching or lack of dark material along the fracture. That is a sign of mineral alteration by fluids that moved through those joints. It reminded me of something I had seen during field studies in Utah, that is light-tone zones, or ‘haloes,’ on either side of cracks through darker sandstone,” said University of Arizona, Tucson geologist, Dr. Chris Okubo.

“The haloes visible along fractures seen in the Candor Chasma image appear to be slightly raised relative to surrounding, darker rock. This is evidence that the circulating fluids hardened the lining of the fractures, as well as bleaching it. The harder material would not erode away as quickly as softer material farther from the fractures,” said a statement on NASA’s website.

It is not clear how long the minerals might have been present or how long it took them to get on the rocks.

“It is hard to say how long ago the fluids were there – hundreds of millions or perhaps a billion years ago. But the fact that we see evidence for chemical reactions between the fluids and the rock means that the fluids were sitting there for quite a long time … that’s perhaps good if you want to look for any habitable areas that might support any biological activity,” added Okubo.

“This publication is just the first of many, many to come. The analysis is based on test observations taken even before the start of our main science phase. Since then, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned several terabits of science data, sustaining a pace greater than any other deep space mission. This flood of data will require years of study to exploit their full value, forever increasing our understanding of Mars and its history of climate change,” added Okubo.

World’s Largest Ball of Twine Turns 50

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Monday, November 29, 2004

CAWKER CITY, KANSAS – People in Kansas like to just go have a look at things from time to time, particularly if it is kitchy and big. Frank Stoeber died in 1974, but not before he left behind a legacy of twine. Frank started a building a ball of sisal twine (a form of hemp) in 1953, which as grown to 40 ft in diameter hence. The ball of twine’s domicile is a mini-museam located in the downtown of Cawker City, Kansas, which onlookers can simple look at or add twine to. In some ways Frank’s ball of twine mirrors that of the failed culture of Easter Island. On Easter Island, the people built large stone heads in some final attempt to perserve a culture that was dying from lack of trees. Similarly, Frank’s large ball of twine stands an object of preservation. In case you don’t make off the coast of Chili, head out to the heartland and have a look.

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

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Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh | Yoga Teacher Training In India}

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Submitted by: Yogi Chetan Mahesh Ji

Introduction to Yoga

Yoga is a systematic conscious process for accelerating the growth of a human being from the animal level to normalcy, then to the super human level, and ultimately to divinity. It’s a scientific methodology for an all around personality development physical, mental, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual components. Thus, yoga in its general methodology is for the growth of humans to divine heights. It is a way to live with happiness, an art of living. Yoga is a purse science founded on eternal principles, aims at eternal life, directs humanity to lead a life full of peace, harmony, liberty, bliss, beauty, power, and integration. It is a science that discovers the reality, the self, and unites it with the world to achieve a balance. Through yoga, one can know the true meaning of happiness and reality by expanding ones consciousness. We can say yoga is for conscious process, exploring and going deeper, Divinity vs. human divinity as goal of yoga like as unlimited or goal of yoga, happiness means achieved controlling the mind with fewer thoughts, calmness, and peacefulness. So we can say yoga is for way to life through happiness. Needle & hut story ? A women living in a dark hut drops her needle and goes outside in search of it, a man comes along and asks what she is doing, she says she is searching for her needle. He asks where she dropped it, she replies inside where it is dark. We search where it is light because it is comfortable. Same as we search for happiness outside of us because it is comfortable, instead of looking inward. Yoga begins with developing an understanding regarding life, its miseries, problems, successes, failures, motives, etc. You can say Ordinary life is like pleasure-seeking life or dominated by animal instincts (food, sleep, sex, etc.) and is unconsciously directed by greed, anger, ego, attractions, and repulsions. The gross mind is scattered and identifies with a particular goal leading to material happiness, continuously seeking pleasure but never achieving. Holistic Living ? Holistic living is the science of living and well being at physical, emotional, mental, social, intellectual, and spiritual levels. It manifests when we live in LEAP. LEAP = love, energy, awareness, and peace .Healthy in all components of life. Yoga works to remove diseases from the body and prevent future disease. Maya means illusion or searching for something more stimulating, looking around externally instead of looking internally .Living beyond stress, conflicts, anxiety, hatred, violence, jealousy, excitements, attachments, and repulsions. Meaning of Yoga YogahCittavrttiNirodhaha(Patanjali) told us that Yoga is to gain mastery over the mind (Chitta = mind, Vritti = modification, thoughts, Nirodhaha = stop, restraints). Samatvam Yoga Ucyate (Bhagwad Gita) told us that yoga is for Equanimity, stability, balance, harmony, and equipoise. ManahPrasamanaUpayahYogah (Vasista) Yoga is the skill to calm down the mind Yoga is a technique for total personality development at the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels (Aurobindo)Yoke = to unite. Philosophy of Yoga:- Samadhi (highest limb of 8 Limbs of Ashtanga) = state of mind in which we voluntarily become so deeply joined to the object of our meditation that the limits of our personal identity are temporarily set aside. Yoga is mind modification (what the mind does) stops or mind is not thinking or peaceful state. If there is no mind, we can meet the self . Motionless in motion, calmness in action, action in relaxation, ability to maintain inner peace at all times secret of Karma Yoga (Bhagavard Gita).Yoga is the search into the eternal truth. Yoga asserts that there is something unknown to our sense organs, but it is still not an experience of the mind, which is permanent, infinite, all-pervading, all-knowing, and sustaining this phenomenal universe. The unknown is the eternal, blissful, and fundamental reality of this universe. A new approach, a new method, a new way is required in order to discover this eternal truth and which is given by yoga. Samatvam yoga means balanced in all things. Karma yoga means selfless yoga, work for others. What Yoga is not Yoga science is not specific to individual styles and modern teachers, all yoga is part of yoga and philosophies should remain the same. Yoga is not exercise it means yoga is the science of consciousness and physical health is a by-product of this. Yoga is not magic it is the discovery and expansion of senses or powers. Yoga is not a religion it means there is no unifying god, but yoga can help both theist and atheist appreciate their lifestyle or chosen religion. Yogis die when alive it means breathing stops when in meditative state means no energy. At last we can say that through our body we can reach the mind, body acts like a tool, cannot master the mind if the body is unhealthy and Stimulating foods can alter our meditation e.g. onion, garlic and caffeine.

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O.J. Simpson returns home; girlfriend says he’s “fine”

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Former National Football League star O.J. Simpson returned to his home in Florida this morning after being released on a $125,000 bond. While Simpson is not talking to the media, his girlfriend, Christine Prody, said that he is “fine.”

Simpson left the Fort Lauderdale airport in a SUV without talking to any reporters.

Simpson is being accused of armed robbery of sports memorabilia and faces 11 charges, 10 of which are felonies.

While aboard his US Airways flight from Las Vegas, Simpson nodded and smiled at the other passengers in the economy class section of the plane. He also signed a few autographs.

New York Post reporter Steve Dunleavy, who was aboard the same airplane as Simpson said, “between dozing and watching the movie ‘Oceans 13,’ [Simpson] didn’t look the least stressed. In fact, he was rather relaxed.”