Mozart in the Jungle Amazon Prime Instant Video is

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first_imgMozart in the JungleAmazon Prime Instant Video is to make its original content available in the High Dynamic Range (HDR) format in Europe for the first time.Amazon is launching HDR TV on its Prime Instant Video services in the UK, Germany and Austria, as well as the US, where it made content available on the Samsung SUHD range of TVs in June.In the UK, Amazon will debut its original series Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot of soon to launch Red Oaks in the HDR format. The complete first season of comedy Mozart in the Jungle will be the first series available in HDR, with other titles to follow this year.Amazon Prime members will be able to watch both Mozart in the Jungle and Red Oaks in HDR via the Amazon Video app on Samsung SUHD TVs.“It’s been a great year for Mozart in the Jungle. Now, having the first season available for fans in an upgraded visual experience is exciting—the enhanced quality makes every scene look even better and we hope it’s something that our viewers really enjoy,” said Roman Coppola, writer and director of the series.“HDR provides a truly stunning visual experience and we’re excited that our original series, Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot episode of Red Oaks are the first titles to be made available in the unmatched picture quality,” said Jay Marine, Vice President Amazon Instant Video EU. “We can’t wait for Prime members to watch and re-watch these titles, and look forward to adding even more in HDR for all our customers to enjoy this year.”last_img read more

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first_imgJakob Mejlhede AndersenModern Times Group (MTG) is adding an electronic sell through (EST) option to Viaplay, allowing users to watch new-release films on the Nordic streaming service.MTG said that EST lets viewers stream and download movies a few months after they are released in cinemas, with the final Hunger Games film, Mockingjay Part 2, and the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, to be among the first titles on the store.“Digital downloads and streaming are rapidly replacing the physical disc. Globally this is a multi-billion dollar business moving online very fast, with digital expected to be as big as physical sales within a few years,” said Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, executive vice-president and MTG head of programming and content development.“The new EST window means that Viaplay subscribers can watch their favourite new movies on all devices shortly after theatrical release. Viaplay is already a unique service and this new launch adds yet another fantastic entertainment window for Viaplay customers.”EST will be available on Viaplay throughout the Nordic region from today for registered account holders. The new option builds on Viaplay’s existing subscription and transactional video on demand offerings.last_img read more

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first_imgChristophe SonzogniFrance-based video distribution and TV on-demand specialist Hubee has named Christophe Sonzogni as head of sales and marketing.Sonzogni will be part of the management team with Frédéric Pie, hubee’s Chairman and Founder, Jean-Sébastien Petit (co-founder of Smartjog and former COO of Arkena/TDF), Chief Executive Officer, and Colin Gruia (former CEO of Wiztivi and CTO of Molotov.tv), Chief Technology Officer.Sonzogni previously worked in marketing and sales positions for companies including Real Networks, Wiztivi and MPO-Ipercast. At Hubee he will be responsible for managing the sales and marketing team, and rolling out new innovative products and services, with a particular focus on the international market.“I have followed hubee since its inception. The company has now reached a pivotal point in its development, and Frédéric Pie has built up a strong team to successfully navigate this new stage. I am delighted and very proud to be part of this new adventure alongside Frédéric, a serial digital entrepreneur success story,” said Sonzogni.last_img read more

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Hulu is rolling out profiles to its 12 million sub

Hulu is rolling out profiles to its 12 million sub

first_imgHulu is rolling out profiles to its 12 million subscribers in a move that it said would offer an “even more personal TV experience”.The company said that “nearly every touchpoint on Hulu” will now be personal to the viewer – including the masthead, homepage, recommendations and user Watchlist.“TV is very personal and we know people share their Hulu with spouses, kids and family members,” said Hulu. “The next step in creating the most personal TV experience is introducing profiles.”Each individual profile will have its own name, personal info, viewing history, recommendations and Watchlist, while a new Kids profile will also filter out unsuitable content for young viewers.Hulu started to roll out profiles to a small subset of viewers at the end of last week and said that it will continue to rollout the feature to more viewers across more devices in the next few weeks.last_img read more

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Sylvain Merle Media services outfit Globecast has

Sylvain Merle Media services outfit Globecast has

first_imgSylvain MerleMedia services outfit Globecast has named BeIN Media Group technical director Sylvain Merle as its new chief technology officer, effective immediately.In his role as CTO, Merle will take on responsibility in ensuring that the company’s technical and economic approach with clients is aligned with the latest industry developments.Prior to working for Middle East pay and free TV outfit BeIN Media, Merle had senior technical positions at companies including Fox International Channels, TV5Monde, and Thomson Broadcast Systems.His duties at Globecast will include managing skill centers, developing strategic partnerships and contributing to technological advances such as IT architecture and storage, headends, WAN, LAN and CDN Networks.“Globecast is excited to welcome Sylvain as the newest member of our forward-thinking team. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and leadership skills to his new post including 25 years’ experience in broadcast architecture, OTT, nonlinear distribution, transmission, IPTV and IT. With such an impressive background, I know he’ll be an incredible asset to our business so we can continue to deliver the high value that our clients have come to expect,” said Globecast CEO Philippe Bernard.“I’m delighted to become part of the team at Globecast, which is a company with a broad vision and a strong portfolio. In my new role, I’m committed to helping ensure that our customers are fully aware of the value we offer, and I’m looking forward to engaging with the industry to deliver a strategy that’s successful for everyone,” said Merle.last_img read more

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Timotheus Höttges Deutsche Telekom is considering

Timotheus Höttges Deutsche Telekom is considering

first_imgTimotheus HöttgesDeutsche Telekom is considering launching a standalone OTT TV product in Germany, according to Tim Höttges, the company’s CEO.Speaking to analysts after Telekom released its full-year results, Höttges said that the company was “more and more considering a TV-only product, delivered over-the-top and via apps” that would be consumable via mobile devices.Referring to Telekom’s mainstream Entertain pay TV offering, Höttges said that Deutsche Telekom still has “a way to go on the TV side” in terms of delivering accelerated subscriber growth, despite an improved performance in the last quarter.Höttges said that Telekom aimed to be an aggregator of content rather than invest significantly in exclusive rights. He said that Telekom would invest in added functionality both in its fixed and mobile TV services.The telco’s year-end results saw it add 61,000 TV customers in its domestic German market the final quarter, taking its total to 2.879 million across both IPTV and satellite platforms, up 7.3% year-on-year. Höttges said that the company’s new TV platform was helping to deliver accelerated growth in fixed broadband subscribers.“We have seen an increase in TV adds. That’s definitely the case, but we want see more progress made with our new TV platform,” Höttges told analysts.Höttges said that Telekom wanted to “create money” from the TV service as well as increasing numbers, and had introduced new services such as restart and catch-up TV as well as investing in long-tail sports content like hockey and women’s football.CFO Thomas Dannenfeldt meanwhile said that Telekom’s launch of a mobile TV offering as a free service for Magenta Eins converged customers was intended to get customers using mobile data, in line with the company’s decision to increase the data volumes available to customers for the same price.Telekom’s mobile TV service added 100,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter.Telekom’s international European markets had 4.05 million TV customers at the end of the year, up 3.7% year-on-year. The company provides TV services in countries including Hungary, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Greece and Romania.Overall, Telekom posted revenues of €73.1 billion for the year, up 5.6%, and adjusted EBITDA of €21.4 billion, up 7.6%.last_img read more

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first_imgSky Deutschland has struck a deal with sports streaming network DAZN to provide its service in sports bars services by Sky.The Sky Sportsbars service will be able to broadcast live sports content from DAZN in Germany and Austria, supplementing Sky’s existing offer for bards and restaurants, which includes Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League football as well as handball, tennis and golf.DAZN’s line-up of content includes the top matches from the UEFA Champions League and Europa League football tournaments for the next three years. DAZN also holds rights to English Premier League and Spanish La Liga football, as well as live WTA tennis and NBA basketball.Sky will provide bars receiving its service with two additional exclusive linear channels including up to 14 hours of DAZN content daily.Paul Sexton-Chadwick, senior vice-president of Sky Business Solutions, said that the deal strengthened Sky’s position as a partner for the hospitality industry.last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet “And if she was to meet me with a handshake, I would turn my back on her.”His father, Damien Lynch, added that he would not accept her apology without disciplinary action.“Why did it take her four weeks to give an apology?,” Mr Lynch asked.“She apologised in front of a justice committee but she couldn’t apologise to us, so I don’t really accept it. Blinded prisoner Sean Lynch rejects prison boss’s apologyA DERRY MAN man, who blinded himself in prison, has rejected an apology from the head of the Prison Service for the way jail staff treated him.Yesterday, Sue McAllister said “sorry” at a Stormont committee meeting for what happened to him in Maghaberry prisonSean Lynch said  today: “I would not like to meet Sue McAllister. “Unless there’s some kind of disciplinary action taken, it’s not an apology,” he said.CCTV cameras at Maghaberry prison showed Sean Lynch shouting and crying in pain and banging his cell door, but the officers did not try to stop him.He used his fingers and thumbs to damage his eyes, and claimed to have used a piece of broken glass to injure his groin.“I am sorry for the life-changing injuries that Mr Lynch sustained whilst in our care,” said Mrs McAllister on ThursdayShe said the days leading up to Mr Lynch’s “most serious incident of self-harm” were “hugely challenging for everyone – for our officers, our healthcare colleagues, Mr Lynch’s family and of course Mr Lynch himself”.Previously Mrs McAllister said it was the most extreme case of self-harming she had experienced in 30 years working in prisons.She said it was a “shocking and tragic case” but that “it was not possible to say what staff could or should have done” in this “unprecedented incident”.Damien Lynch said he and his family are still searching for answers for the treatment his son received in prison.“Sean went into prison a healthy man and came out blind, so they failed in their duty of care to look after him,” he said.“The new Justice Minister, Claire Sugden, should demand proper accountability from the prison service to ensure no other family has to suffer the ordeal we’ve had to cope with.“It’s immaterial to me if I meet Sue McAllister, Sean is the main issue and no matter what happens he’s been sentenced to a life of darkness,” he added.BLINDED PRISONER SEAN LYNCH: PRISON BOSS CAN STICK HER APOLOGY was last modified: October 7th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: BLINDED PRISONER SEAN LYNCH: PRISON BOSS CAN STICK HER APOLOGYdamien lynchMAGHABERRY PRISONSEAN LYNCHSUE MCALLISTERlast_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet Through photographs, illustrations and drawings from local and national collections, the exhibition highlights the distinctive forms and features of Donegal’s traditional dwellings.”The summer school programme includes presentations, fieldtrips, traditional building skills demonstrations and social events in Derry (Thursday, June 8) and Donegal (Friday, June 9).The Director of the Summer School is architectural historian Kevin Mulligan, author of ‘The Buildings of Ireland – South Ulster’.Speakers include archaeologist Dr. Brian Lacey, Paddy Matthews (Fáilte Ireland), Dr. Andrew McClelland (Maynooth University), Dr. Edward McParland (Trinity College Dublin), geographer Dr. Fidelma Mullane, Anna Meenan (The Heritage Council), Ronan O’Donnell (Townscape Heritage Initiative), Dr. Barry O’Reilly (National Inventory of Architectural Heritage), Dr. Greg Stevenson (Under the Thatch) and renowned architectural historian Prof. Alistair Rowan. Special guest speaker will be Yaima Gill from RESTAURA – an historic preservation project based in Havana, Cuba.There was intense competition for 30 free student places at the summer school that included attendance at the four-day event, three nights’ accommodation in Letterkenny as well as transport and meals during the event.Architecture, geography, history and planning students from higher education institutions in Sligo, Galway, Limerick, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Belfast, Oxford, Cambridge and Scotland were among those successful in securing a free place.The students undertook assignments on Boom Hall, Derry and Church Lane, Letterkenny  and the summer school will culminate with a student awards ceremony in Sion Mills, County Tyrone on Saturday, June 10.If you would like further details about the summer school and to book a place, please contact the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society on (048) 9055 0213 or by e-mail at summerschool@uahs.org.uk or register at www.igs.ieCROSS BORDER SUMMER SCHOOL TO OUTLINE IMPORTANCE OF NORTH WEST’S HISTORIC BUILDINGS was last modified: May 31st, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: “The purpose of the Cross-Border Built Heritage Summer School is to encourage the conservation, heritage-led regeneration and promotion of the built heritage of North West Ulster” said Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.“This special event brings together students, experts and enthusiasts to explore, discuss, debate and enjoy issues relating to our built heritage in the context of Donegal, Derry and Tyrone.“The summer school will open on Wednesday evening, June 7 with a presentation by Dr. Barry O’Reilly on ‘Traditional Settlements in North West Ulster’ in the Regional Cultural Centre and the launch of an exhibition entitled ‘In Search of the Donegal Vernacular Cottage’ in the County Museum, Letterkenny. THE organisers of a major cross-border built heritage summer school in Derry, Tyrone and Donegal believe the cultural, economic and tourism potential of conserving our historic buildings is immense.That’s one of the messages that will come from the ‘Conservation without Frontiers’ Summer School organised by the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society and Irish Georgian Society in association with Derry City & Strabane District Council, Donegal County Council & The Heritage Council.The summer school runs from Wednesday, June 7 until Saturday, June 10. CROSS BORDER SUMMER SCHOOL TO OUTLINE IMPORTANCE OF NORTH WEST’S HISTORIC BUILDINGSIRISH GEORGIAN SOCIETYULSTER ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE SOCIETYlast_img read more

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first_imgShe posted on her Facebook page pictures of the very much in love couple with a touching message about Jordan.Leah wrote: “The most perfect human being ever, love of my life x.”News of the death sparked an outpouring of grief on social media with people saying that two families had now been left devastatedJordan McConomy in happier times with girlfriend Leah Kelly who has been left devastated at his senseless murderOne close friend paid tribute to the teenager on Facebook, saying: “Still can’t get my head round what’s happened. You were an absolute gent, a legend, a best friend, love ye Jordy fly high bro.”Another friend of Mr McConomy’s family posted: “God rest u son u were a credit to ur mummy, daddy, brother and sister.”POLICE GRANTED MORE TIME TO QUESTION SUSPECT OVER BRUTAL MURDER OF JORDAN MCCONOMY was last modified: September 25th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: DerryLEAH KELLYPOLICE GRANTED MORE TIME TO QUESTION SUSPECT OVER BRUTAL MURDER OF JORDAN MCCONOMYPSNISERIOUS CRIME BRANCHwilliam street SO IN LOVE…. Jordan McConomy with his girlfriend Leah KellyDETECTIVES from Serious Crime Branch investigating the death of 19 year old Jordan McConomy in Derry in the early hours of yesterday morning have been granted an additional 36 hours to question an 18 year old male. The extension was approved by a court in Derry today.Police inquiries in the vicious attack and murder are ongoing. ShareTweet Jordan was brutally assaulted while on a night out in the city.He sustained serious head injuries during the senseless attack and was conveyed to Altnagelvin Hospital.But despite the valiant efforts of emergency department, Jordan tragically died from his injuries.His devoted girlfriend Leah Kelly, a native of Trim in Co Meath, has been left devastated by his callous murder.last_img read more

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first_img Twitter Next PostCommunity Members Honor Fallen Heroes Through Candlelight Memorial Facebook NewsWatch More Than $55K Raised For Teacher Who Stopped Shooter By Daniella HankeyMay 28, 2018, 04:24 am 339 0 Daniella Hankey Home NewsWatch More Than $55K Raised For Teacher Who Stopped Shooter Tumblr Previous PostWoman Repeatedly Punched By New Jersey Cop During Underage Drinking Arrestcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Linkedin (ABC NEWS)-An online fundraiser has surpassed its $55,000 goal for a suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot while tackling an armed student.A local high school student launched the GoFundMe effort for science teacher Jason Seaman.Officials say the 29-year-old former college football player was shot three times Friday as he tackled the shooter inside his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School.By Sunday afternoon, more than $55,000 had been raised through the fundraiser.Donations ranged from $10 to over $3,000.Student witness Ethan Stonebraker told ABC News that Seaman ran toward the bullets as students sought cover during Friday’s attack.Seaman was released from an Indianapolis hospital Saturday. The only other person shot, student Ella Whistler, was in critical but stable condition.Authorities haven’t release the shooter’s name. Mail Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Websitelast_img read more

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first_img The silver stocks finished up big…some of them very big…and Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed up a chunky 4.16%. In a nutshell, the trading action in silver was very similar to gold, except far more ‘volatile’.  Silver’s 9:45 a.m. Eastern time low was $28.45 spot…and it’s 11:00 a.m. Eastern high was $29.25 spot. The silver price managed to close above $29…but just barely…at $29.04 spot.  Volume was around 42,000 contracts. Here are the platinum and palladium charts.  Once again they acted like they were trading on some other planet. (Click on image to enlarge) The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 58 gold and 23 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Friday within the Comex-approved depository.  The major players were Jefferies, JPMorgan Chase and Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV yesterday…and the U.S. Mint had no sales report either. The good folks over at Switzerland’s Zürcher Kantonalbank updated their gold and silver ETF numbers as of the close of business on Tuesday.  Their gold ETF showed a decline of 35,507 troy ounces, but their silver ETF showed an increase of 994,648 troy ounces.  That’s a lot! The Comex-approved depositories reported receiving 406,382 troy ounces of silver on Tuesday…and they also shipped 498,192 troy ounces out the door.  The link to that activity is here. I was more than impressed with the performance of the shares in light of the price action. The gold price chopped around in about a five dollar price range through all of Far East and most of London trading on Wednesday.  Then around 9:00 a.m. in New York, the price headed for its low of the day…$1,566.40 spot…which came around 9:45 a.m. Eastern time.  The subsequent rally lasted until 11:00 a.m. Eastern, which was the London close. That ended the rally…and the price got sold down until shortly before 1:00 p.m. in New York.  From there, the price rallied throughout the entire electronic trading session, closing very close to its high of the day…which Kitco recorded as $1,586.10 spot. Gold closed at $1,584.50 spot…up $9.10 on the day.  Net volume was pretty decent…around 149,000 contracts. I have a fair number of stories again today…and I hope you can find the time to spend on the ones that interest you. It was an interesting day in both gold and silver during the New York trading session yesterday…and I’m not sure what to read into it, if anything.  However, I was more than impressed with the performance of the shares in light of the price action…and it sure looks like a bottom was set on Tuesday. The news that South Korea added to its gold reserves…and Azerbaijan is going to do the same thing, is certainly continued proof that a lot of the world’s central banks are really getting serious about converting paper assets into the real deal…this despite the ongoing paper price antics on the Comex. Nick Laird pointed out that both gold and silver were in slight backwardation going out about from a few months in gold, to a year in silver.  We saw severe backwardation develop in silver several years ago…and it amounted to nothing, despite what the so-called ‘experts’ were saying at the time…so it remains to be seen whether it will amount to anything this time around.  Ted Butler said back then that the ‘powers that be’ can manufacture backwardation if they wish to do so…and said it meant nothing…and he turned out to be the only one who really knew what he was talking about, much to my dismay. Tomorrow we get the anxiously-awaited [at least by Ted and myself] Commitment of Traders data for the reporting week that ended at the Comex close on Tuesday…and I’ll have a full report on that in this column on Saturday. The price action was pretty dead in the Far East during their Thursday…and the same can be said about the first two hours of trading in London as well.  Volumes are on the lighter side…and the dollar index is down about 22 basis points as I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:10 a.m. Eastern time. It looks like another day where any significant price activity will occur during the New York trading session. See you on Friday…or Saturday if you live just west of the International Date Line.center_img The dollar index opened on Wednesday in the Far East at 82.07.  From there it sank to its low of the day…81.94…at exactly 2:00 p.m. in Hong Kong.  The subsequent rally lasted until minutes before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, where it printed its high of the day at 82.60. From there it sold off a hair into the close, finishing the Wednesday session at 82.55…up 48 basis points from Tuesday. Obviously there was no correlation between the dollar index and the gold and silver price action on Wednesday. Sponsor Advertisement The gold stocks traded in the red until 10:00 a.m. Eastern time…and then away they went to the upside.  They ran out of gas at the 11:00 a.m. high price tick…and then traded flat until just after the 1:30 p.m. Comex close…and from there the shares crept higher, closing on their high tick of the day.  The HUI finished up 3.95%. Drilling Intersects 102 Meters of 1.97 gpt Gold at Columbus Gold’s Paul Isnard Gold Project; Drilling Confirms Depth Extension of Gold Mineralization Columbus Gold Corporation (CGT: TSX-V) (“Columbus Gold”) is pleased to announce results of the initial five (5) core drill holes at its Paul Isnard gold project in French Guiana. The holes confirm depth extension of gold mineralization below shallow holes drilled on the 43-101 compliant 1.9 million ounce Montagne d’Or inferred gold deposit at Paul Isnard in the 1990’s and support the current program of resource expansion through offsetting open-ended gold mineralization indicated by the earlier holes. Robert Giustra, CEO of Columbus Gold, commented: “These drill results validate Columbus Gold’s approach to adding ounces with a lower-risk drilling program designed to infill and to extend the mineralized zones to 200 m vertical depth from surface; a depth amenable to open pit mining.”  Fourteen (14) holes have been completed (assays pending) by Columbus Gold in the current program and drilling is progressing at the rate of about 3,000 meters per month with one drill-rig on a 24 hour basis. Columbus Gold plans to accelerate the current program by engaging a second drill-rig as soon as one can be obtained.  Please visit our website for more information about the project.last_img read more

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first_imgOne of the best things about being a partner in a research firm employing about 40 analysts is that I have unfettered access to really smart people. While we have a great team with expertise across the spectrum, when it comes to monetary matters, my go-to guy is Terry Coxon, a senior editor for our flagship publication, The Casey Report. For those of you who don’t know him, Terry cut his teeth working side by side for years with the late Harry Browne, the economist and prolific author of a number of ground-breaking books, including the 1970 classic, How You Can Profit from the Coming Devaluation. The timing of Harry’s book should catch your eye because his analysis that the dollar was headed for a big fall was spot on. Anyone paying attention made a lot of money. As co-editors of Harry Browne’s Special Reports, Terry and Harry made a formidable team for over 23 years. During this period, the two deeply researched the operating levers of the global economy, with a focus on the nature of money and impact of monetary policy. And they looked for ways to apply what they learned about the macroeconomics into practical investment strategies, co-authoring Inflation-Proofing Your Investments. On his own, Terry wrote Keep What You Earn and Using Warrants. Putting his expertise into action, Terry founded—and for 22 years served as the president of—the Permanent Portfolio Fund, one of the top-performing funds in history. Having Terry on the Casey Research team as a senior economist has been a huge personal boon. By the time you finish reading my brief interview with him, I suspect you’ll understand why. Question: Let’s start by defining terms. What exactly is inflation? Most people view inflation as a noticeable increase in the prices of everyday things. How do you define inflation? The original use of the term in financial matters referred to money, not to prices. It meant an increase in the total amount of money held by the public. Such a monetary inflation can be engineered by government printing or, under a gold standard, by increasing the official price of gold (as in 1933). Monetary inflation can also be engineered by inventing a new category of legal tender, as in the case of the silver dollars minted in the 19th century. And inflation of the money supply can happen without government tinkering, such as through the discovery and development of new gold deposits (as in the cases of the California and Klondike gold rushes), or through decisions by commercial banks to operate with thinner cash reserves in order to issue more deposits. Today “inflation” usually refers to price inflation, which is a rise in the general level of consumer prices. That second use grew out of the public’s experience of episodes of monetary inflation being followed by periods of rising prices. Notice that with either use of the word, there is a little mushiness. During some periods, depending on what you include as “money,” you may find either an increase or a decrease in the supply of the stuff. Suppose that the supply of hand-to-hand currency goes up while the quantity of bank deposits goes down by a larger amount. Is that monetary inflation or monetary deflation? And what exactly does an increase in the “general level of consumer prices” mean? There’s more than one way to define an index of prices, and there are many ways to tinker with it. Q. In your view, have the US government and the Fed been following an inflationary policy? Yes. Since the Lehman swoon in 2008, the M1 money supply (hand-to-hand currency plus checkable bank deposits) has increased by 72%, so the policy is clearly one of monetary inflation. And the Fed is avowedly committed to avoiding price deflation at all costs. They’ll do whatever it takes to prevent price deflation, up to and including sacrificing virgins. That deflation phobia is necessarily a commitment to price inflation, and Mr. Bernanke has indicated that consumer prices rising at a rate of 2% per year would be ideal. So either way you define inflation, the Fed is all for it. Q. Based upon your studies, just how extreme or extraordinary has the inflation been since the beginning of this financial crisis? A 72% growth in the money supply over a period of five-plus years is a gigantic increase. Take a look at the chart. It shows the annual growth rate in M1 over all five-year periods from 1959 to the present (dates on the chart indicate the end of a five-year period). As you can see, the only episode of monetary inflation that comes close to what is happening now is the money-printing spree of the high-price-inflation 1970s and early 1980s. Q. How certain are you that the monetary inflation here in the US is going to ultimately manifest as price inflation? You’re asking for a lot when you say “certain”—certainly more than you’re going to get from me. But here’s why price inflation seems inevitable. The Federal Reserve can easily create more money. There’s no limit to that power, as they’ve already demonstrated. At any hint of deflation, they will produce more cash. They can never know how much new cash would be enough, but because they see deflation as a vastly more serious problem than price inflation, they always will err on the side of too much new money. That attitude is a guarantee of price inflation. Q. When the price inflation begins, how significant do you think it will be? A little inflation? A lot? Hyperinflation? Mr. Bernanke will get to visit his ideal world of 2% price inflation, but it will only be a whistle stop. The price inflation that lies ahead will be at least as bad as what happened in the 1970s episode, when the annual inflation rate approached 15%. The money that’s already been printed so far may be enough to produce such a 1970s-size problem. And more new dollars are coming, because the Fed won’t stop printing until price inflation becomes obvious. Making matters worse is that the devices for paring down the amount of cash that you need for the sake of convenience—such as credit cards, ATMs and online banks—are now far more widely available and cheaper to use than they were in the 1970s. When price inflation becomes noticeable, people will turn more and more to those devices to reduce their holdings of value-leaking cash. That drop in the demand for money will reinforce the price inflation that originated in the Federal Reserve’s increase in the supply of money. Q. I know it can only be a wild guess, but based on your observations, how long do you think it will take for the price inflation to become obvious? Within twelve months after you hear that the economy has at last fully recovered from the recession. Q. What is the biggest flaw with the deflation argument? Whatever process someone might have in mind as a driver of price deflation, no matter how powerful that process might be, the Federal Reserve has the power and the will to carpet-bomb it with more new money. What the deflationists overlook is that if deflation ever seems to be winning, the Fed will simply extend the game for as many innings as it takes for inflation to win. In a fiat-money system, inflation always gets another chance. Q. What would make you change your view that price inflation is inevitable? Brain surgery. As I know our readers are a curious sort, if you have additional questions for Terry, send them my way at David@CaseyResearch.com and we’ll do a follow-up. 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first_imgZURICH — Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on May 27 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich.The case involves bribes “totaling more than $100 million” linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for soccer tournaments in the United States and Latin America, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement.It was unclear if the probe was linked to the 1994 World Cup hosted by the United States.The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA Congress and Presidential election, where Sepp Blatter is widely expected to win a fifth term at the helm of the governing body of world soccer.Blatter was not among the men arrested, FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio told The Associated Press. “He is not involved at all,” De Gregorio said.Blatter is scheduled to attend a meeting of the Confederation of African Football at 10:30 a.m. (0830 GMT) in a different downtown Zurich hotel.The arrests were made at the lakeside Baur au Lac Hotel in downtown Zurich, long favored as a place for senior FIFA officials to stay. It was the stage for intense lobbying for votes ahead of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting decisions in December 2010.Among the people arrested in Zurich was Costa Rica soccer federation President Eduardo Li, according to the New York Times. Li was elected to the FIFA executive committee in March and will formally join the Blatter-chaired panel on May 29.The North American regional body, known as CONCACAF, reported itself to U.S. tax authorities in 2012. Then based in New York, the organization had not paid taxes over several years when its President was Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago and Secretary General was Chuck Blazer of the United States.Warner left FIFA and CONCACAF in 2011 to avoid sanctions in a bribery case. Blazer left in 2013 and is reported by the New York Daily News to be cooperating with the FBI in a probe of corruption in soccer.Warner’s successor as CONCACAF leader and FIFA Vice President, Jeffery Webb of the Cayman Islands, was staying at the Baur au Lac this week. It was unclear if he was detained.The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in its statement that U.S. authorities suspect the six arrested officials of having received or paid bribes totaling millions of dollars and that the crimes were agreed to and prepared in the U.S., and payments carried out via U.S. banks.The FOJ said the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York is investigating the individuals on suspicion of the acceptance of bribes and kick-backs between the early 1990s and now.“The bribery suspects — representatives of sports media and sports promotion firms — are alleged to have been involved in schemes to make payments to the soccer functionaries (FIFA delegates) and other functionaries of FIFA sub-organizations – totaling more than USD 100 million,” the FOJ statement said.“In return, it is believed that they received media, marketing, and sponsorship rights in connection with soccer tournaments in Latin America.”A statement in German added that the probe involved tournaments in the United States. The Zurich Cantonal Police were questioning the detainees.(GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Striker Apostolos Giannou said he expects mixed e

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first_imgStriker Apostolos Giannou said he expects “mixed emotions” if he plays for Australia in Saturday’s friendly against Greece – six months after briefly representing the Greek national team.China-based Giannou, who was born in Greece but grew up in Australia, played for the former European champions in November but was allowed to switch to the Socceroos because his appearance was in a friendly.Giannou represented both Greece and Australia at youth level but he was persuaded to commit his future to the Asian title-holders by a visit from Greek-born Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.“I guess, it’s mixed emotions for me,” the 26-year-old Guangzhou R&F forward told Australian broadcaster ABC.“When Ange came to Greece to talk to me about playing for Australia he didn’t want to force me to do anything.“I have a few friends in the Greek national team that’s for sure. It will be fun.”Giannou made his Australia debut in March but his lone appearance for Greece, a 0-0 draw with Turkey, was shrouded in controversy.The Greek FA was later fined and forfeited the match 3-0 for not submitting the required paperwork for Giannou, who made his Australia debut in the 7-0 win over Tajikistan in March.Greece captain Andreas Samaris, a former national youth team-mate of Giannou, said he rated the striker highly from his days in Greek domestic soccer.“I really like him as a player. He’s strong, he’s tall, he’s fast. I believe he was one of the best strikers in the Greek league and [now] for China,” Samaris said on Friday.Giannou’s emergence comes at a time when Australia are searching for a successor for their record goal-scorer Tim Cahill, who is in the twilight of his career at 36.Postecoglou has forwards Cahill, Nathan Burns, Matthew Leckie and Giannou available after they missed the 2-1 loss to England in Sunderland last month.Greece, who failed to qualify for Euro 2016, have no injury concerns but coach Michael Skibbe left Benfica striker Kostas Mitroglou out of his squad.The two sides will also meet in Melbourne on Tuesday. [AFP]TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Draymond Green had 16 points 11 rebounds and 7 as

Draymond Green had 16 points 11 rebounds and 7 as

first_imgDraymond Green had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists, Shaun Livingston scored a personal postseason best of 20 and Golden State’s bench came up big as the Warriors beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 on Thursday night to move three wins from a repeat title.The duo of Steph Curry and Clay Thompson scored just 20 points on 8-for-27 shooting, each knocking down a late 3-pointer.Golden State’s bench outscored the Cavs’ reserves 45-10 in the opener of this Finals rematch, which the Warriors reached even with Curry missing six games with injuries this postseason.“When you get outscored 45-10 on the bench and give up 25 points off 17 turnovers, no matter what someone does or doesn’t do, it’s going to be hard to win, especially on the road,” James said. “Don’t matter what you do with Steph and Klay, don’t matter what you do with Draymond.”Leandro Barbosa returned from a minor back injury to shoot 5-for-5 on the way to 11 points, while 2015 Finals MVP Iguodala had 12 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and played some stingy defense on James.James kicked off his sixth straight Finals with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists, but cold-shooting Cleveland went 38.1 percent from the floor. Kyrie Irving, lost to a devastating knee injury in a Game 1 overtime defeat last year, scored 26 points, 11 on free throws.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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DAVENPORT Fla AP — Christian Pulisic has a vis

DAVENPORT Fla AP — Christian Pulisic has a vis

first_imgDAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany.“I want them to fear them like a big team,” he said Tuesday, quickly acknowledging “obviously, we still feel we have a long way to.”The midfielder from Hershey, Pennsylvania, is with the national team this week for the first time since he became the most expensive American player. Chelsea agreed in January to buy Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for 64 million euros (then $73 million), then loaned him back to the German club for the rest of the season.In their first training camp with new coach Gregg Berhalter, a trio of emerging 20-year-olds could start together for the first time: Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams.“There’s a lot of things that we talk about, that we need to be leaders, we need to show everybody what we’re about,” Adams said. “A lot of times I feel that in the U.S. we talk about how many good young players we have and stuff like that, and there’s a lot of players that end up falling off or not being heard about again. And you don’t want to be one of those players.”Pulisic was 17 when he made his Bundesliga debut in 2016 and became a regular with the national team. When the U.S. lost at Trinidad and Tobago in October 2017, failing to qualify for the World Cup, he was the image of defeat. Pulisic crouched on the field, steadied his body with his right hand and covered his face with his left. The emotional pain was intense.“Ever since that happened, it makes you want to be in a World Cup that much more,” he said. “So, yeah, definitely it motivates me.”A regular with Dortmund the past two seasons, he struggled with a torn calf muscle last fall and a thigh injury this winter. He lost his starting job to 18-year-old English winger Jadon Sancho.Pulisic’s start against Hertha Berlin on Saturday was just his sixth in the league this season, but he scored as a sub against Stuttgart on March 9, his second league goal this season and first since September. He played in both Champions League round of 16 matches against Tottenham, though he struggled to be effective in the first leg.“I feel very confident right now,” he said. “I’m feeling very good. I feel like I’m at the top of my game. So I want to play as much as I can over there over in Dortmund. I’m not there to just finish out my time. I want to fight and they know that.”Chelsea wanted to acquire Pulisic during the January transfer window because it anticipated discipline from FIFA, which in February banned the club from signing players for the next two transfer windows. FIFA concluded the team violated regulations on the registration of young players, a penalty the Chelsea has appealed.Pulisic long dreamed of playing in the Premier League, the most watched soccer league on U.S. television. Chelsea needs a playmaking midfielder in case Eden Hazard leaves this summer.Knowing his time at Dortmund will end in two months does not make Pulisic feel awkward.“My teammates are all professionals,” he said. “They understand how this business works. I wanted to move and they’re all very happy for me and the club is, as well.”After starting the season with 12 wins and three draws in its first 15 matches, Dortmund has two losses and three ties in its last nine games. After opening a seven-point lead in early February, it is tied with Bayern Munich atop the Bundesliga at 60 points with eight matches left, in second place on goal difference.Dortmund last won the title in 2012 and is seeking to end Bayern’s streak of six straight championships.“We started off so strong, and unfortunately I’ve had some injuries kind of on and off throughout the season, which has been a low point for me,” Pulisic said. “I’ve been working on that and trying to keep myself healthy for the rest of season. … Obviously I’m super-excited to be there the rest the season and fight for the title.”While Dortmund uses Pulisic as a wide player, Berhalter envisions him as an attacking central midfielder, paired with McKennie.“I don’t mind where I play on the field,” Pulisic said. “I just like to be in an attacking area where I can create and help the team score goals because that’s where I feel I am at my best. And so I’m happy. I like the style that he has, and I like that position a lot.”___By RONALD BLUM AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Within three days of starting high school this yea

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first_imgWithin three days of starting high school this year, my ninth-grader could not get into bed before 11 p.m. or wake up by 6 a.m. He complained he couldn’t fall asleep but felt foggy during the school day and had to reread lessons a few times at night to finish his homework. And forget morning activities on the weekends — he was in bed.We’re not the only family struggling to get restful shut-eye.”What parents are sharing with us is that the ‘normal life’ of a typical American high schooler is interfering with sleep,” says Sarah Clark, co-director of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan.In the poll of 2,000 parents from various ethnic groups and backgrounds that Clark and her team published this month, 1 in 6 parents say their teen experiences frequent sleep problems — “having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep 3 or more nights per week.”More than half the parents say it’s because their teens won’t get off their electronic devices, and 43 percent blame irregular schedules with homework and activities.A significant percentage of parents say their kids worry about school (31 percent), and 23 percent say their teens stay up worrying about their social lives.It’s likely that the numbers of teens who have trouble sleeping is even higher than the poll of parents suggests, Clark says, because kids can hide their nighttime electronics use and parents may not frequently check in on older children.How can parents help? Start with knowing what kids need.The average American teenager gets seven hours of sleep a night, wedging it in between homework, outside activities, dinner and maybe a job. But research suggests teens need more like nine hours.Unfortunately, even their bodies work against them, says Mary Carskadon, a longtime sleep researcher and professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University. As children grow into the middle and teen years, they are naturally inclined to go to bed later and sleep later in the morning. But an early school start time doesn’t allow it.”If kids’ body clocks are shifting later and the school is starting earlier, there’s no time left to recover,” Carskadon says.She and Clark have evidence-based tips for weary teens and their parents:Put electronics away and out of reach. Research has long shown that screen time interferes with good sleep because it’s stimulating, and those “blue light filters” that minimize the most troublesome part of the spectrum won’t help much if you’re stressed out. So do whatever it takes to make sleep hours electronics-free. “If I were an entrepreneur, my get-rich-quick scheme would be the family tech lockbox,” says Carskadon. (There are already a few phone lockers in the works or on the market that may do the trick.)Instill a regular bedtime routine. Try to turn the lights out at around the same time and wake up at the same time, even on weekends, because the evidence shows you can’t really “make up” missed sleep on the weekends.Sleep masks are useful, but avoid long naps. Sleep masks can help create an environment conducive to sleep, says Carskadon, as can trying to prevent sleepy kids from taking long, late afternoon naps. A 20-minute nap might be refreshing, but longer sleep sessions during the day can make it harder to get good rest at night. “The kids who struggle most at night are the ones who will be falling asleep in school, going to the nurse’s office, and pouring a bowl of Cheerios and falling asleep in them,” Carskadon says.Limit caffeine — even more than you already do. After school, many teens grab a soda or an energy drink to power through the rest of the afternoon. But this just makes going to bed on time more difficult, which, in turn, makes the next day harder. The disruptions add up. In the Mott survey, 54 percent of parents had their teens limit caffeine in the evening, notes Clark, although she suggests cutting it back earlier in the day or even completely.Pull back on the crammed schedule. This is antithetical to what many parents of high school students and some students themselves think they should do to get into college. But does your teen really need to star in the school play, run for student council and be the starting quarterback for the high school football team? “Pick one,” says Carskadon.Teach time management. If you don’t have four hours straight to get homework done at night, break it up into chunks. “If you have 45 minutes before your activity, go to the library and get one or two subjects out of the way,” Clark suggests.Before trying a drugstore sleep aid, talk to your doctor. The Mott survey suggests parents frequently turn to remedies like melatonin and over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol PM or NyQuil. But Clark encourages parents and teens to discuss these with a physician first. Melatonin isn’t always gentle or effective, and scientists still don’t know much about its long-term effects, according to the National Institutes of Health. And the heavy use of OTC drugs can be habit-forming and hard on the liver.Pursue policy changes. Most sleep scientists say it would be healthier for older children to start school later in the morning than most U.S. school districts do. The California Legislature passed a bill last month requiring most middle schools and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. by 2021, but Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed it on Thursday. Such a change nationally won’t come easily. “The school start time issue is very fraught,” Carskadon notes. Many teachers are fighting it, and working parents may not be able to shift their schedules and other child care obligations.Meanwhile, Clark and Carskadon say, the most effective thing we parents can do is listen to our kids — talk with them about their sleep challenges and help them set a regular sleep schedule. It’s never to early (or too late) to find healthy ways to relieve daytime stresses that can disrupt sleep at night, whatever your age.Best idea yet, parents: We can set a good example, by putting our own electronics away — really away — at bedtime. 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first_imgTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal View comments MOST READ Read Next Proposals have also been aired for citizens to adopt a typhoon-affected family.As this developed, Cebu-based Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation (ERUF) sent an ambulance and a team of doctors and six paramedics to Tacloban City.The team led by Dr. Don Doncillo brought an ambulance which was flown to Tacloban on a Swedish C-130 plane.ERUF has been transporting patients from the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center and the St. Paul’s Hospital to the Australia Armed Forces Field Hospital based near the Tacloban airport.Two patients with bone fractures were treated.As Tacloban and other severely affected areas started to normalize and recover, patients have started to flock to the hospitals.“They already have something to eat with distributed relief goods. Now, their concern is their health,” said ERUF volunteer Nagiel Banacia.“The Australian military asked for ERUF’s help for ambulance services after they found difficulty transporting patients to their field hospital, said Banacia.He said that more ambulances are needed in the area. Vehicles brought by the US marines, the Malaysians and the Koreans are not designed to transport patients to hospitals. Quietly, Cebuanos do their share SMC bags Bulacan airport project He proposed that Cebu City adopt a town in northern Cebu and another one in Leyte province, such as Tanauan, Palo or Ormoc City.“We must help Leyte. If the power supply in Leyte is not restored, damage in the Leyte-Panay grid will not only affect Cebu but the whole country,” he said.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeRama has yet to discuss the idea with the Cebu City Council. He said they will deliberate on this when he returns from his weekend trip to Macau where he will watch the Pacquiao-Rios boxing bout on Sunday.Former mayor Tomas Osmeña also left for Macau yesterday to watch the fight. Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements LATEST STORIES What’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rama said his plan will need the City Council’s approval.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDILG tells LGUs: Don’t fear NPA, take a standnewsinfo100% spike in cases prompts DOH call for LGUs to step up fight vs denguenewsinfoAhead of June 20 quake drill, DILG tells LGUs to check structures for safetyMORE STORIESnewsinfoDILG tells LGUs: Don’t fear NPA, take a standnewsinfo100% spike in cases prompts DOH call for LGUs to step up fight vs denguenewsinfoAhead of June 20 quake drill, DILG tells LGUs to check structures for safety“We have to start rebuilding. If we continue to send relief goods, when can they ever get back on their feet?”Rama said he thought of the “adopt-an-LGU plan” following the example of Muntinlupa City which adopted Tanauan, Leyte.The Archdiocese of Cebu earlier announced an “adopt-a-parish” program, matching parishes in Metro Cebu with those in storm-hit areas of north Cebu.Rama encouraged revenue-generating barangays in the city to also adopt a typhoon affected barangay.ADVERTISEMENT PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy It’s time to stop sending relief goods to areas affected by the supertyphoon, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said yesterday.What victims need now are materials to rebuild their homes.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PARlast_img read more

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Meeting with the Preparatory Team for True Father

Meeting with the Preparatory Team for True Father

first_imgMeeting with the Preparatory Team for True Father’s Fourth Seonghwa Anniversary Click on your preferred language to watch thgis weeks report:English      Spanish     French     Korean     Japanese Peace TV July 16, 2016 Global Newscenter_img This week we cover:True Parents News Tribal Messiahship (Korea: Second Tribal Messiah Training Workshop in Korea / Kenya: Tribal Messiah Blessing and Divine Principle Workshop)Peace Projects (Nepal: Convention of Second-General Members of the Nepal Family Party / Korea: Institute on New Religions Visits Cheongpyeong / Brazil: Peace Ambassadors appointed / UPF Germany at the International Cultural Festival / Togo: A Women’s Federation Workshop / Uganda: YFWP held a Pure Love Seminar)Youth Projects (Colombia: A Youth Leaders’ Workshop / Taiwan: A 10-day CARP workshop / USA: A 7-day Summer Workshop for 2nd Generation Members / East Africa: Workshop for 2nd generation members)Church News (Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Ceremony to Bequeath Cheon Il Guk Holy Items / Japan: Korean Worship Service for Korean Wives Living in Japan / Ascension Ceremony of Choi Ki-tae, National Messiah to Nepal / 777 couple, 43 years of public work )last_img read more

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