The Indifferent – I Racconti http://i-racconti.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:39:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://i-racconti.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-150x150.png The Indifferent – I Racconti http://i-racconti.com/ 32 32 FHSAA playoff format could change next football season https://i-racconti.com/fhsaa-playoff-format-could-change-next-football-season/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:36:01 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/fhsaa-playoff-format-could-change-next-football-season/ A proposal to be voted on next month could change the landscape of Florida high school football playoffs. Under the plan, the current one-eight classification system (1-A to 8-A based on school population) would be changed into two groups, the Metro Division and the Suburban Division. The Metro Division would include Florida’s eight most populous […]]]>

A proposal to be voted on next month could change the landscape of Florida high school football playoffs.

Under the plan, the current one-eight classification system (1-A to 8-A based on school population) would be changed into two groups, the Metro Division and the Suburban Division. The Metro Division would include Florida’s eight most populous counties (Pinellas, Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Palm Beach, Orange, Seminole, Duval and Broward), with the remaining 59 counties — including Osceola — forming the Suburban Division. Each division would have four classes (1A-4A) and would crown a state champion in each class.

The goal of the proposal is to create a more competitive balance and give more teams the opportunity to compete for a state championship; while eliminating explosive matches in the state finals. Since 2011, 87% of the 77 state titles up for grabs have been won by what would be considered Metropolitan Division schools; while only 35 different schools have even won a state championship during this time.

One of the issues this plan hopes to address is the built-in advantage of schools in major metropolitan areas when it comes to accepting transfers. With some schools in larger cities having five or six schools located within a few miles of each other, it becomes easier for a student-athlete to transfer to that school as transportation becomes less of an issue. While this will still take place, schools in more rural areas will not have to compete with these schools in the playoffs.

FHSAA officials also hope the plan will reduce the number of lopsided playoff games, which have seen even state championship games go to a running clock under the mercy rule. For example, St. Thomas Aquinas won all five of its Class 7A playoff games last year by averaging 30 points – including a 45-7 win over Gainesville Bucholz in the semifinals. Under the new proposal, St. Thomas would be placed in Metropolitan Class 4A and face teams from heavily populated counties in the playoffs; while Gainesville Bucholz would compete in the Class 4A Suburban Division.

It’s a plan that has divided criticism from Osceola County coaches and athletic directors. For Osceola High, which has been eliminated by what would have been classified as “Metro Division” schools in four of the past five seasons, it could create an easier path to the state championship – eliminating schools like Apopka, West Orange, Dr. Phillips, and Miami-based teams that are traditionally part of the Kowboys group.

“It’s an interesting proposition,” Osceola coach Eric Pinellas said. “I can’t say I’m opposed to it and I know a lot of coaches are in favor of it. I don’t think there’s a plan – existing or proposed – that would make everyone happy. There are a few states that do something similar, so I don’t see anything wrong with trying. »

The other county coaches and administrators are indifferent. “Until I see how this will turn things around, it’s hard to say if this plan would be a good thing or a bad thing,” St. Cloud coach Bryan Smart said. “There’s some trepidation partly because I think we’ll be placed in the bigger division and that would mean we might have to play in bigger schools with a lot more students than we have.”

Smart boss, sporting director Eric Godfrey, said they were leaning towards backing the proposal. “We’ll probably vote to approve it, but in the long run I don’t see that changing much for us,” Godfrey said.

Gateway coach Marlin Roberts says he is also indifferent. “There’s a good chance Liberty and Poinciana will both remain independent, which means we’ll likely still be stuck in the same district with Polk County schools. The proposal probably won’t hurt us, but I don’t think it helps us much either.

Others, like Celebration athletic director Rick Tribit and Harmony coach Don Simon, oppose it. Both said that open enrollment and school choice created the problem of competitive balance and that this proposal does not solve that problem. “The biggest problem right now is that we have a system that allows kids to play wherever they want,” Simon said. “Until this issue is resolved, nothing really changes, except maybe the names at the top. What this really means is that the best teams in the Suburban Division will no longer have to going through big city schools to win a state title and in the long run it might just make those teams even stronger I really get what they’re trying to accomplish I just don’t think this proposal will solve the problem.

“I don’t see that as a real solution. This may create an easier path for some suburban schools to win a championship, but some of those schools are already taking advantage of transfer rules the same way big city schools do,” Tribit noted. “High school football is becoming like the college transfer gate and this plan really doesn’t solve the resulting problem.”

Tribit is also concerned about what could happen if the plan doesn’t create the desired results. “The FHSAA has a long history of not going back on their rules when they don’t work, they just try to change them. It looks like they’re rushing to get this in place as early as next year and I don’t see why they’re in a rush. Some other ideas are worth considering,” he said.

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Schools grapple with teacher absences linked to COVID https://i-racconti.com/schools-grapple-with-teacher-absences-linked-to-covid/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 02:15:00 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/schools-grapple-with-teacher-absences-linked-to-covid/ AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW / WAGT) – Although the number of cases is similar, Columbia County has not sent any students to home learn. Columbia County primarily follows state recommendations. Exposure should be direct or close contact without a mask, then quarantine for 5 days, no symptoms, and come back after 5 days with a mask. […]]]>

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW / WAGT) – Although the number of cases is similar, Columbia County has not sent any students to home learn.

Columbia County primarily follows state recommendations. Exposure should be direct or close contact without a mask, then quarantine for 5 days, no symptoms, and come back after 5 days with a mask.

If you are exposed to more than 3 feet, you can go back to school if you wear a mask and watch for symptoms.

Richmond County follows the CDC. Exposure is within 6 feet, 5 day quarantine unless you are boosted or have had your second shot within 6 months.

As they switch to home learning due to teacher absences—

“A 5-day window that gives the school a chance to reset itself, to bring back most of their teachers who are absent or forced to take time off work to school safely,” said Lynthia Ross, manager Richmond County School Public Relations.

They clean and disinfect, give time to get test results, and quarantine and isolate.

However, the transition is still not perfect.

Nafeesa Young is indifferent, she wants fewer interruptions, but she wants to make sure her 5-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son with autism and lung disease are safe.

“Right, we’re out of luck. * his daughter interrupts him * It’s what it is to work at home. It’s the five-year-old, ”Young said.

Ultimately, districts and youth trust you to make the safest decision for your children and others in keeping them home when they are sick.

“You know, parents have to have a board, we have to think about other people’s kids, you know,” she said.

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Mandok Hata: Batak New Year ritual, a blessing for some and a burden for others – Community https://i-racconti.com/mandok-hata-batak-new-year-ritual-a-blessing-for-some-and-a-burden-for-others-community/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 05:10:34 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/mandok-hata-batak-new-year-ritual-a-blessing-for-some-and-a-burden-for-others-community/ Johanes Hutabarat (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta ● Tue, January 11, 2022 2022-01-11 12:08 0 22dc95a23fb944820adae5904f0a48e8 1 Community mandok-hata, batak, Batak people, New Year celebration, indonesian-tradition, ceremony, traditional To free Most Batak families welcome the New Year by holding a reflection ritual called Mandok Hata. Some rejoice, but others feel tremendous stress On the last New […]]]>

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Most Batak families welcome the New Year by holding a reflection ritual called Mandok Hata. Some rejoice, but others feel tremendous stress

On the last New Years Eve, a debate over Batak’s end-of-year ritual, Mandok Hata, went viral on Twitter. The initial tweet featured the take on the original poster of how stressful it was for them each time the New Year rolled around, knowing that they had to face the potential judgment of family members regarding things. that they have (or have not) accomplished in the past year. Jakarta Post is not posting the original tweet or its user’s alias, to honor their request not to be interviewed and posted, due to the overwhelming negative responses they received for posting on the popular social media platform.

Mandok Hata’s literal meaning, “to transmit words,” indicates that this is the time for a Batak family – nuclear or extended – to reunite as one on New Year’s Eve (although it is sometimes also organized during New Year’s Eve). other large family gatherings, such as as birthdays). The process itself takes place after a short prayer session that takes place right after the clock strikes midnight.

There, each family member expresses their hope for the year ahead and follows it with an assessment of apologies for all the mistakes they’ve made over the past year and how they hope to do better. The youngest member of the family begins the process, before the whole room takes its turn.

The ritual is designed, and often functions, as a reflective assessment process that relies on self-honesty and the direct opinions of family members. As with any cultural ritual, each family is different and the effectiveness of Mandok Hata is different in each household. But for those, like the Twitter user above and the respondents who agreed with them, it often turns into a judgmental process where family members – often the older ones – really let out their grudges. repressed.

“Admission of mistakes by young family members is not only criticized per se, but opens the door to unrelated problems seen as shortcomings, if not failures, by parents, uncles and grown-ups. -parents, ”says Andre, a 30-year-old father. of two and education professional in Jakarta, who annually participates in Mandok Hata at his parents’ house. Andre, who preferred not to disclose his full name, said drama can arise when older family members who are having issues with each other use each other’s children as a proxy for their personal conflicts. and their resentment.

“It is often the occasion [for the elders] questioning your plans for school, marriage, work and that sort of thing, ”says Charles, a 41-year-old Batak, father-of-one and doctor who lives in Surabaya, East Java (Charles did not want to use his full name).

Family: Writer Johanes Hutabarat, (back in blue shirt) with his family just before Mandok Hata on New Year’s Eve 2018 (JP / Johanes Hutabarat). (JP / Johanes Hutabarat)

While Andre and Charles aren’t necessarily young, they agree that for young family members – teens and people in their twenties – the process can be emotionally (and physically taxing, as it can take until wee hours of the morning).

Responses to the original tweet saw thousands of Batak Twitter users who participated in the tradition each year, in polarizing positions. Some saw tradition as a glue that holds tradition and family together with a deep level of love and connection, with many giving examples of their elders also honestly expressing their own flaws and setbacks. Others, mostly younger Bataks, saw this as an atrocious and unfair custom that they had to participate in every year. While every member of the family can apologize, some consider this to be something the young Bataks are supposed to do, while the elders often focus only on their hopes for the coming year.

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David Aritonang has never been thrilled with New Years Eve knowing that he has to attend the ceremony every year.

“First of all, it’s like we have to hear advice, late at night when we’re all feeling sleepy,” said the 29-year-old media worker.

David has spent every New Year’s Eve in his entire life with his family, turning down invitations to reunite with friends.

David cannot reject his father’s request to attend the ritual. He is aware of his father’s status as an eldest child, which in most Batak families means he is the central figure within the family, especially after the death of the grandfather and the grown-ups. -mothers of David.

David is also the first grandson of his extended family, making him the designated role model for his cousins.

But, David has never been comfortable when members of his family begin to question his future plans.

“When I was in college they asked me when I was going to graduate. It was like an ordeal for me,” David said. “After I graduated I was asked about my job. After I got my job they asked me about marriage. Maybe they care about me, but I think it was all useless, ”he added.

Like David, Artha Pandjaitan also has less of an interest in attending Mandok Hata. The 26-year-old employee has always felt uncomfortable attending Mandok Hata in her hometown on Samosir Island in North Sumatra.

She felt “exposed” in front of other family members. “I felt overwhelmed,” Artha said, adding that the emotion that comes as the day approaches is often overwhelming.

The day before last year, Artha had a year of relief. She did not have to attend Mandok Hata as she was staying in Jakarta. “Although I felt sad because we couldn’t meet, I felt relieved because I didn’t have to attend Mandok Hata,” she added.

Heart to Heart

Margith Damanik, a 27-year-old sports journalist, said she always felt it was an “assessment” process.

Margith compares it to an “apology forum”.

“[I think] we can say sorry right after making a mistake. So why should we keep it until the end of the year? “Said Margith, recalling her memories.

But like those who view the tradition in a positive light, Margith admits the ritual gave her life lessons. A concrete example is to understand why his parents are often seemingly anxious but also indifferent to certain things.

“My parents told me they were worried about my sister, who took a long time to graduate,” said Margith. “During that time, they had never shown their concern.”

Margith became more grateful for the ritual. “It’s like a heart to heart,” said Margith.

Patric Batubara perceives Mandok Hata as one of his essential rituals for each year. The 28-year-old official sees the ritual as a good time to share and apologize to his parents and younger brother and a time to reflect and be grateful.

Through Mandok Hata, he said, “We know how far and where God has taken me,” Patric said. “There are little checkpoints that we have to be thankful for,” he added.

Acknowledgement

Robert Sibarani, professor of anthropological linguistics at the University of North Sumatra (USU), said Mandok Hata had a good goal in mind. It is a tradition where each member of the family can express three things: gratitude, prayers and apologies.

Leadership: Robert Sibarani (wearing a brown hat) leads a Mandok Hata.  He believes that the head of the family plays a big role in determining the mood and the success of the tradition.  (Courtesy Robert Sibarani)Leadership: Robert Sibarani (wearing a brown hat) leads a Mandok Hata. He believes that the head of the family plays a big role in determining the mood and the success of the tradition. (Courtesy Robert Sibarani) (Personal collection / Courtesy Robert Sibarani)

Despite his good values, Robert said that a bad impression or misunderstanding among family members can be inevitable. It depends on the leadership capacities of the head of the household or uluanwhether it’s the parents or one of the firstborns, and how they run the forum.

Robert believes in a good uluan can avoid any misunderstanding.

The ritual debate will likely continue on New Years Eve. Those who appreciate the tradition will continue to follow it, while others who feel overwhelmed may stop practicing it.

For David, it is clear that he will participate, if only by obligation.

“I prefer gatherings without Mandok Hata,” said David. “But, as long as my father lives, it is compulsory to attend the ritual,” he added.


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Patients lose as the practice of medicine tightens https://i-racconti.com/patients-lose-as-the-practice-of-medicine-tightens/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 18:05:00 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/patients-lose-as-the-practice-of-medicine-tightens/ January 7, 2022 1:05 p.m. ET A doctor at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City, December 29, 2020. Photo: Seth Wenig / Associated press Kudos to Devorah Goldman for stating what all doctors know and what most patients suspect: As medicine has industrialized, “the doctor’s office becomes an assembly line” (editorial, December 30). […]]]>

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Kudos to Devorah Goldman for stating what all doctors know and what most patients suspect: As medicine has industrialized, “the doctor’s office becomes an assembly line” (editorial, December 30).

Recently my wife and I have been patients of the Stanford Health System. Although the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the operation of the system assumes that the patient has no issues other than the primary complaint, the caregiver has no issues either, and we would have no issues with appointments. you potentially conflicting in different places. There is no patient care coordinator to weave the frayed threads of care. There is no one to be considered your lawyer except luck.

As a practitioner, I know that a problem for all of us is that of disparate databases that communicate poorly with each other, causing costly delays and redundant testing. In the ER, I often couldn’t access test results elsewhere and had to do more than necessary. ObamaCare should have put us on a common electronic health records platform.

The only one who unites my care into a cohesive whole is my 76-year-old primary care physician. He has looked after me for 44 years and knows me well. Thank goodness Dr. Dave still runs the marathon occasionally and has no plans to retire. We are more than a collection of our pieces, and we need a new generation of Dr Daves to see us as a whole people and treat us that way.

W. Richard Hencke, MD

Scotts Valley, California

The three factors most responsible for the decline of independent practice are onerous regulations, outdated antitrust laws, and the economic benefits of consolidation for hospital systems.

Doctors spend around 20 unpaid hours per week entering data into electronic records and complying with other regulations. This distracts and compromises patient care and is a major factor in the high incidence of physician burnout.

Under outdated antitrust laws, independent practitioners are considered competitors and therefore prohibited from negotiating collectively with insurance companies. Large healthcare systems, which are seen as unique entities, have been able to negotiate fees up to 300% higher than those charged by independent firms. The drop in fees has forced many independent firms to close their doors or to regroup.

Higher reimbursement levels allow health systems to pay doctors’ salaries. They also benefit from the downstream revenues generated by the physicians employed, including laboratory tests, physiotherapy, radiology, day surgery and hospitalizations.

Our health care system works best when there is competition and choice in the way physicians practice and patients receive care. Private practice remains a cost effective and high quality component of our health care system. Its survival depends on regulatory and antitrust reform.

Michael T. Goldstein, MD

Greenwich, Connecticut.

Ms. Goldman succinctly describes the accelerated decline in the quality of medical care in our country and discusses the causes, on which volumes can be written. As a victim of the seismic changes she describes, I can vouch for the accuracy of her research and conclusions. Unfortunately, it is the patients today who are the victims of an increasingly cold, indifferent and inefficient medical system. To say “that doesn’t bode well for medical care” is an understatement.

In the 5th century BC, Hippocrates urged physicians: “First, do no harm. By losing control of what we are best educated and most experienced to lead, physicians are barred from applying this most age-old and fundamental principle of the practice of medicine. And for whose benefit?

Marc I. Malberg, MD

Rutgers RWJ School of Medicine

Princeton, New Jersey

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Gramsci, not grammar: even the teaching of English has awakened https://i-racconti.com/gramsci-not-grammar-even-the-teaching-of-english-has-awakened/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:39:48 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/gramsci-not-grammar-even-the-teaching-of-english-has-awakened/ We cannot reform education without fundamental reform of our educational institutions. They are rotten through and through with radical politics. Consider how Oklahoma’s universities and public schools teach English. English shouldn’t even be a political issue. English teachers should teach students to write well and eloquently, to read some of the books that beautifully express […]]]>

We cannot reform education without fundamental reform of our educational institutions. They are rotten through and through with radical politics.

Consider how Oklahoma’s universities and public schools teach English. English shouldn’t even be a political issue. English teachers should teach students to write well and eloquently, to read some of the books that beautifully express the character and ideals of our country, and to make a habit of reading good books for fun. The job of an English teacher is not to tell students what to think about politics.

The institutions responsible for the education and professional development of English teachers in Oklahoma no longer believe in it.

Radical politics and activism

For example, take a look at the web pages of the English department at the University of Oklahoma. OR English sets the tone for the education of Kindergarten to Grade 12 English teachers in Oklahoma. This should give Oklahoma English teachers a love of books for themselves. Instead, OU English teaches radical politics.

Radical engagements begin on the OU English homepage, with the de rigueur “Statement on Black Lives Matter.” It includes a pledge to engage the department even further in radical policy: “Teachers in OU’s English Department Join Black Lives Matter in Condemning Systemic Racism and Oppression in Our Community and in the United States . … In order for us to make necessary and meaningful reforms, we commit to engage in self-study and in-depth reflection on policies and practices that demean our colleagues and students of color, including those that flow from our departmental structures, our program and our pedagogy. , and our relationships with each other.

This commitment doubles OU’s existing commitment to radical politics. OU English courses already include:

  • English 4333: Black Arts / Black Power. “In our discussions, we focus on cultural exchanges and intellectual engagement between local struggles for civil rights and the broader global movements for decolonization and the rise of the industrial prison complex and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

  • ENGL 2283: Critical methods – “Gothic and psychoanalytic theory”. “We will examine how the conjunction of psychoanalysis and the Gothic allows us to study the strange dimensions of capitalism, empire, racism and misogyny.”

  • ENGL 5453: special subjects: “difference” in writing, research and pedagogy. “We will investigate constructions of difference – through lenses such as race (including ‘whiteness’), religion, class, queer and gender theories, and studies of disability – and examine how writing, research and pedagogy are theorized to address them (or not). “

OU English adds to this growing number of radical courses a multicultural requirement for its English majors that institutionalizes the identity politics of the modern radical left by putting a race quota in its reading requirements.

As in the English departments of the country, the teaching of composition in OU English is particularly politicized. In the arc of the first year composition course, students are trained to “work to intervene in a public problem”, that is, in the basics of protest civism, which is Saul Alinsky’s community organization in barely disguised.

For example, English 1213 asks students to “seek out the worldview of an indifferent or resistant stakeholder [on the public issue], by creating a profile and a proposal to persuade this stakeholder in the next mission[.] Assignment 3: students develop an argument for the stakeholder that they analyzed in the second assignment[.]”

Meanwhile, the introductory composition course for graduates, English 5403: Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing Studies, “asks questions about the role that the RWS scholarship – our scholarship – could and should play in today’s environment which makes critical race theory illegal and where we are still far from equal justice.” English 5473.01: Rhetoric and writing of women teaches students how to “approach issues of power and privilege, protest and resistance, education, work and work, civic engagement and embodied identities (racial, ethnic, physical, sexual, etc.) ) ”.

In short, Oklahoma writing teachers are learning to value Gramsci more than grammar.

OU English still contains courses that appear to offer simple English instruction, such as Joyce Coleman’s Medieval English Literature and Henry McDonald’s Investigation of American Literature. Coleman, in addition, heads the OU’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, which maintains a traditional scientific focus. (I have read and benefited from Coleman’s work in my own research; OR is fortunate to have a scholar of his caliber.)

But these courses are generally taught by older teachers; when the old guard retires, the true English instruction at OU English will die.

English in middle and high school

Any English teacher who manages to come out of college with an uncorrupted love of literature will face an even worse challenge: the demands placed on their professional organization. New National Council of English Teachers (NCTE) NCTE Standards for the Initial Preparation of English 7-12 Teachers (Initial License) now requires that ‘applicants apply and demonstrate knowledge of learners and learning to foster inclusive learning environments that support consistent, relevant, standards-aligned, differentiated, and anti-racism / anti-racism / anti-racism / anti-racism teaching to engage learners of the 7th to 12th year in ELA ”. English teachers in Oklahoma who just want to teach their students to write well and love good books are out of luck.

These traditional-minded teachers will also have little interest in Oklahoma English Newspaper, the official publication of the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English (OKCTE), co-edited by Jennifer Williams and Michelle Waters. You don’t have to look any further than the table of contents to see how far the rot has spread.

Williams, who also sits on the OKCTE board of directors, once informed us that “White people suck America’s life away, denying our country any chance for greatness. “She decided to rethink the literary canon:” I’m done with the dead, the Whites… I’m not going to center them in all their precious White masculinity, cishet. … I was one of those people and teachers who… wanted my students to speak “correct” English. It was the first thing I let go. ”

Waters, who is also on the OKCTE board, also believes ideological indoctrination is the job of an English teacher.

Alas, it is the same in all disciplines, not only social studies and English, but also science, mathematics, the arts and foreign languages. The Woke establishment aims to redefine education as political indoctrination and then make it a dismissal offense for not complying with it. They were all too successful.

Oklahoma is facing an unprecedented situation. Americans traditionally delegate substantial autonomy to different professionals, based on the sound theory that professionals know their own businesses better. But education professionals have abandoned real education for radical politics and thus lost the trust of the citizens. Oklahoma people who want their children to be educated properly must reclaim the power they have delegated to these professions.

We do not yet know precisely how this is to be done. But we know it’s a job we have to do on our own.


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Alaska governor accepts terms of Trump’s conditional support https://i-racconti.com/alaska-governor-accepts-terms-of-trumps-conditional-support/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 16:22:59 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/alaska-governor-accepts-terms-of-trumps-conditional-support/ It wasn’t surprising when Donald Trump endorsed Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy last week. After all, the outgoing governor is a conservative Republican – whom Trump backed four years ago – who ideologically aligns himself with the other GOP governors the former president supports. What was surprising was How? ‘Or’ What he endorsed it. As we […]]]>

It wasn’t surprising when Donald Trump endorsed Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy last week. After all, the outgoing governor is a conservative Republican – whom Trump backed four years ago – who ideologically aligns himself with the other GOP governors the former president supports. What was surprising was How? ‘Or’ What he endorsed it.

As we have discussed, Trump has said he supports Dunleavy’s candidacy for a second term, but that such support would be “null and void” if the governor supports Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s bid for reelection in his campaign. State of origin.

Of course, the horse trade in campaign endorsements is nothing new. But in general, these transactions are more direct: I will bond you for office x, if you bond me for office y. I will support you in this electoral cycle, if you support me in the next electoral cycle. Etc.

But Trump presented some sort of electoral bank shootout: Trump wants Dunleavy to win, but only if the governor wants Murkowski to lose. This suggests that the former president is actually indifferent to Dunleavy’s future. What interests him is the GOP senator whose career he desperately wants to end.

Would the governor accept such a project? Obviously, yes. The Anchorage Daily News reported on New Years Eve:

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy has accepted former President Donald Trump’s conditional approval to his 2022 re-election campaign, according to a message sent by Trump’s Political Action Committee.

“Please say thank you to the president for the approval,” Dunleavy’s response read, according to a message from Trump’s PAC Save America. “Regarding the other issue, please tell the president he has nothing to worry about. I appreciate all that 45 have done for Alaska and this country.”

It remains to be seen whether the governor intended to make a public statement or a message Dunleavy wanted to share only with the former president’s team. Either way, it became a public statement, and the validity of it was confirmed by the Alaska office.

Trump celebrated the arrangement ended soon after, renting Dunleavy’s “courage” in a written statement calling Murkowski an “Alaskan disaster”.

Of course, given the circumstances, “courage” is not the first word that comes to mind. The Republican governor could have told Trump that what Dunleavy thinks about his own state’s race for the US Senate is none of his business. Dunleavy also had the option of supporting his own home state ally of his own party. The governor could also have discouraged the former president from trying to further divide the already divided Alaskan GOP.

Indeed, a Republican state agent told the Washington Examiner last week, “The Alaskan GOP is already very fractured. Trump’s conditional approval of Dunleavy was just one more drop.

But the governor appears to have accepted the terms of the deal anyway, likely fearing what it would do to his re-election prospects if he were to face Trump’s wrath.



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The Tesla Cybertruck competition is called Thundertruck and its design leaves no one indifferent – CVBJ https://i-racconti.com/the-tesla-cybertruck-competition-is-called-thundertruck-and-its-design-leaves-no-one-indifferent-cvbj/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 05:47:13 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/the-tesla-cybertruck-competition-is-called-thundertruck-and-its-design-leaves-no-one-indifferent-cvbj/ The electric car road has many branches and forks. Whereas in the beginning electric vehicles were only transformed combustion models, it is now fashionable to design them from scratch for the sake of energy efficiency. Because of this, cars began to be seen on different roads, with totally new designs and odd shapes. These, for […]]]>

The electric car road has many branches and forks. Whereas in the beginning electric vehicles were only transformed combustion models, it is now fashionable to design them from scratch for the sake of energy efficiency.

Because of this, cars began to be seen on different roads, with totally new designs and odd shapes. These, for the most part, are electric. And the reason is clear: the electric car has different needs compared to the traditional car.

This, which is a reality that we are starting to see, has become a pretext for some car manufacturers, who They started to design the most extravagant vehicles to stand out from the competition.

One example is the famous Tesla Cybertruck, just as it is the novel Thundertruck, an American proposal of 800 electric horsepower which promises to be the most extreme off-roader of the planet.

The proposal is the work of Wolfgang LA, a creative agency in the United States, who wanted to design a true electric SUV that could be autonomous regardless of the harshness of the terrain.

Enter the characteristics that this vehicle would have is a 180 kWh battery which would provide approximately 643 km of autonomy, an 800 hp engine and the possibility of converting the car into a 6-wheel pick-up.

The most striking thing is that one of the extras of the vehicle are solar panels which could be deployed on the roof to recharge the batteries at any time (as long as we don’t move, of course).

As we travel the panels folded like bat wings and when we went camping or resting they folded out, providing shade for travelers and recharging the car batteries. .

The car that Elon Musk promised so that anyone could have the opportunity to buy a Tesla is already a reality in the market. In this report we show you everything this Tesla car is hiding.

Regarding the data that attracts the most attention, The agency assures that its Thundertruck could in 3.5 seconds the 0 to 100 km / h, something common in powerful electric vehicles as they can deliver full power instantly, an advantage over combustion cars.

At the moment, this is only a prototype, as this vehicle is not real, so we have no price, no release date or real pictures, only renderings. It is still worth the detour because it is impressive.


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Trump introduces Americans to conditional mentions https://i-racconti.com/trump-introduces-americans-to-conditional-mentions/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 14:29:17 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/trump-introduces-americans-to-conditional-mentions/ Donald Trump issued a written endorsement last night for Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, which at first glance didn’t seem particularly noteworthy. The outgoing governor is a conservative Republican – whom Trump backed four years ago – who is ideologically aligned with the other GOP governors the former president supports. But what made last night’s approval […]]]>

Donald Trump issued a written endorsement last night for Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, which at first glance didn’t seem particularly noteworthy. The outgoing governor is a conservative Republican – whom Trump backed four years ago – who is ideologically aligned with the other GOP governors the former president supports.

But what made last night’s approval notable was the caveat that Trump added to his statement:

“Alaska needs Mike Dunleavy as governor more than ever. He has my full and complete approval, but that approval is subject to his non-approval from Senator Lisa Murkowski who has been very bad for Alaska … In other words, if Mike approves it, which is his prerogative, my approval of him is null and void, and no longer has any force or effect! “

Yes, the former president introduced the political world to the idea of ​​a conditional approval.

Trump has said he’s absolutely convinced that the outgoing governor, who faces a main far-right rival, is the right fit for the job – that is, unless he’s backing the US senator coming out of his own party, in which case Trump would immediately be convinced Dunleavy is the wrong person for the job.

Of course, as long as there were elections, there was bargaining in campaign supporters. But in general, these transactions are more direct: I will bond you for office x, if you bond me for office y. I will support you in this electoral cycle, if you support me in the next electoral cycle. Etc.

I don’t know of any modern example of a national politician trying to execute this kind of bank robbery: Trump wants Dunleavy to win, but only if the governor wants Lisa Murkowski to lose.

This suggests that the former president is actually indifferent to Dunleavy’s future. What interests him is the Republican senator whose career he desperately wants to end.

As to why Trump remains concerned about Murkowski, there is no great mystery here. As we’ve discussed, Alaskan has been one of the most interesting Republican members of Congress in recent years, repeatedly showing an independent streak that most GOP lawmakers have tried to avoid.

When his party tried to replace the Affordable Care Act with a far-right alternative, for example, Alaskan hesitated. When her party rallied behind Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Murkowski was the only GOP senator to vote “no.” Almost two years ago, Murkowski did not vote to convict Trump in his first impeachment trial, but she was among a small handful of GOP senators to admit that the President’s Ukrainian extortion program the time was wrong.

A year later, after Trump incited an insurgent riot and attempted to reverse his electoral defeat, Alaskan went even further, calling for his resignation and voting for his conviction in his second impeachment trial.

“[I]If the Republican Party is more than Trump’s party, I sincerely wonder if it is the party for me, “she said two days after the January 6 attack.

It would be an exaggeration to suggest that Murkowski was a center-left voice within her party – she voted with Trump in the White House more than 72% of the time – but more than most Republicans, she was hurt. comfortable with the radical of his party. descent.

For the former president, the apostasy of the senator deserves punishment. Equally important, Trump wants to send a signal to other Republicans, warning them that he also has the power to end their careers if he is unhappy with their displays of loyalty.

It remains to be seen whether Dunleavy will accept the deal – accepting Trump’s backing in return for refusing Murkowski’s backing – although his spokesperson suggested overnight that the governor would likely remain neutral in his state’s Senate race. in 2022. Watch this place.


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Brian Hamilton says Fermanagh coach Kieran McKenna deserves his chance to shine with Ipswich https://i-racconti.com/brian-hamilton-says-fermanagh-coach-kieran-mckenna-deserves-his-chance-to-shine-with-ipswich/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 01:33:00 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/brian-hamilton-says-fermanagh-coach-kieran-mckenna-deserves-his-chance-to-shine-with-ipswich/ Kieran McKenna has a “wonderful opportunity” to bring Ipswich Town back to the top of English football. he potential when they get there is exciting, ex-Northern Ireland manager Bryan Hamilton. With the support of American owners and a fan base that balances patience and realism, as well as some desperation to return to the Premier […]]]>

Kieran McKenna has a “wonderful opportunity” to bring Ipswich Town back to the top of English football.

he potential when they get there is exciting, ex-Northern Ireland manager Bryan Hamilton.

With the support of American owners and a fan base that balances patience and realism, as well as some desperation to return to the Premier League after a 20-year hiatus, Hamilton believes McKenna has arrived at Portman Road at a perfect time. . .

The club raised eyebrows when they installed the Fermanagh native, 35, who was part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coaching staff at Manchester United, as new manager last week.

Hamilton, who still has a close association with the club he signed for 50 years ago, was as surprised as anyone else, but he is also captivated by the thought behind the nomination and intrigued by it. that can be achieved, believing that “someone is going to do it right” in the former UEFA Cup winners.

“I met the GM and the people who bought the club and want something special to happen,” said Hamilton, who, along with his former club and international colleague Allan Hunter, is a regular at Portman Road on a match day. role of ambassador as well as being important in the association of former players.

“It’s an investment on their part and they want better days and better things from their investment.

“There is a reasonable and reasonable level of expectation, although they do expect to get things done and become a bigger club – they will be patient, but they want to see continued development.

“Kieran has been very well received, it’s not a bad time to come in, you don’t normally get a team that is at the top of the league, you normally get a team that is at the bottom of the league. This team is not at the bottom of the league and I think they have enough qualities to get into the top six.

“If he had been appointed in three months, it would have been very difficult for him.

“I think there is potential for the team to take off. This is a great opportunity for him because it is a very good club with a great tradition and a history that has gone on for too many years now in a bad place with the new owners, there is dynamism in what they are trying to do. “

Ipswich was last promoted to the Premier League in 2000 and had an incredible first season, finishing fifth and qualifying for Europe.

A year later, however, they were relegated and then slipped to Tier 3 in 2019.

A return to the elite level may seem like a long way off, but Hamilton knows enough about the Tractor Boys structure and has seen other examples of teams rise through the ranks to give him confidence that McKenna will have the tools available to make an impact.

“The club have been through such a long time where it hasn’t worked and what I believe is someone is going to be lucky,” said Hamilton, who will be celebrating his 75th birthday on New Years Eve. .

“They are going to have a very good club with a very good history and a group of players who can do better.

“I think they could do what Leeds United and Sheffield United have been doing in recent seasons.

“There are a lot of clubs of this ilk that have gone through indifferent times.

“I think the expectation right now is that they want to get into the league and in a roundabout way that’s smart speaking, because if the expectation is to win the Champions League it will be in the very long term.

“Kieran will have time and he will have the opportunity to show what he can do and what he can develop and I hope it works for him. It will be amazing and brilliant for him if it works.


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Smoke and smog https://i-racconti.com/smoke-and-smog/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 01:00:00 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/smoke-and-smog/ As Lahore and other towns in the Punjab have continued to battle smog, the state appears more or less indifferent to the situation – which includes a dramatic increase in respiratory illnesses due to extremely poor air quality, which in Lahore has repeatedly surpassed the world’s cities in terms of the worst air quality available […]]]>

As Lahore and other towns in the Punjab have continued to battle smog, the state appears more or less indifferent to the situation – which includes a dramatic increase in respiratory illnesses due to extremely poor air quality, which in Lahore has repeatedly surpassed the world’s cities in terms of the worst air quality available to its residents. The result of the poor gas supply and continuous pollution caused by vehicles emitting toxic fumes without being checked as well as emissions from brickyards and factories mean that our cities continue to be more and more polluted and may well stay. in a stable position at the top of the list of the most polluted cities in the world. The poor of course suffer worse, as they do in every disaster, without access to air purifiers that the rich can buy or even to proper shelter that can protect them to some extent from smog.

In this situation, as the court hears a case against the smog in Lahore and the impact on people, including a case brought by three teenage girls two years ago, the government’s attitude is simply unacceptable. What can be done when the Provincial Disaster Management Authority declares that the increase in barbecued and grilled foods in winter is the cause of the smog that has left people with severe infections and allergies? Unless the government takes a much more serious approach to the whole problem, the smog will continue and people will suffer like they have for years. Suggested policies have not been put in place and there is no real indication that efforts have been made to stop stubble burning in fields or to ensure brick kilns are zigzagged. Even in this area, experts argue over whether brick kilns built in this way really reduce the release of fumes that poison the air. But there is one reality that almost all citizens of Lahore will agree on. We breathe poison. People already depend on their own resources for drinking water and gas, buying bottled water if they can afford it, using filtered water if they can, and buying gas bottles. when possible. Now, they also have to buy air purifiers if they are among the richest in town and find ways to protect themselves from toxins in the air.


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