The Indifferent – I Racconti http://i-racconti.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:39:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://i-racconti.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-150x150.png The Indifferent – I Racconti http://i-racconti.com/ 32 32 Ohio Supreme Court allows more Statehouse primary candidates https://i-racconti.com/ohio-supreme-court-allows-more-statehouse-primary-candidates/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 08:03:05 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/ohio-supreme-court-allows-more-statehouse-primary-candidates/ The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against the Secretary of State’s decision to disqualify six candidates from the Aug. 2 primary. The candidates – William DeMora, Anita Somani, Elizabeth Thien, Leronda Jackson, Bridgette Tupes and Gary Martin – all filed their candidacies at least 90 days before the August election, so the court’s 4-3 majority […]]]>

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against the Secretary of State’s decision to disqualify six candidates from the Aug. 2 primary.

The candidates – William DeMora, Anita Somani, Elizabeth Thien, Leronda Jackson, Bridgette Tupes and Gary Martin – all filed their candidacies at least 90 days before the August election, so the court’s 4-3 majority ordered their application is accepted and certified.

There was confusion about official application deadlines due to redistricting work done over the past nine months, which included five different attempts by the Ohio Redistricting Commission to pass legislative maps. Legislative maps have been thrown out by the Ohio Supreme Court at every turn.

It wasn’t until a three-judge panel of a U.S. District Court stepped in that the map that had been adopted by the ORC first in February, and then two more times more recently, was chosen as the map. who would dictate the districts for August 1st. 2 primaries. This primary will only have Statehouse races and Central Committee representatives. The other primary, including the gubernatorial and congressional races, was held in May.

But Secretary of State Frank LaRose said the Supreme Court’s latest decision to add six Democratic names back to the fold in the August primary “shows blatant disregard for hard-working, bipartisan election officials and voters that they serve day after day”.

He criticized the court for making the decision after mail-in ballots were sent to military and Ohioans overseas, and so close to early voting status.

“It is clear now that these four majority justices are either ignorant of election law and administration or indifferent to the confusion they continue to create,” LaRose said in a statement.

One of the four judges, Jennifer Brunner, is a former Ohio secretary of state, having served from 2007 to 2011.

In his directive to county election boards, LaRose called the decision “disruptive to the election administration process and no doubt confusing to affected voters,” but said election officials should work to “minimize the chaos” caused by order.

The decision affects only five counties: Franklin, Montgomery, Fairfield, Perry and Licking.

The five affected counties have been asked to verify and validate candidates, with protests against any candidate to be filed by noon on July 1.

Those counties will also be required to mail supplemental ballots for Overseas and Military Ohioans, in accordance with the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens’ Mail-In Ballot Act.

In-person absentee ballots must be ready by July 6.

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Selling a racist paradise https://i-racconti.com/selling-a-racist-paradise/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 17:01:27 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/selling-a-racist-paradise/ First published June 27, 2022 Updated 1 hour ago Paul Moon Paul Moon is the author of Touring Edwardian New Zealand, published June 2022, and Professor of History at Auckland University of Technology. His research focuses primarily on 19th century New Zealand and the philosophies of colonization. Show more Reading room A Dark History Handbook […]]]>

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A Dark History Handbook of the Origin of Colonialism

In November 1902, the travel agency Thomas Cook published a guide to what New Zealand had to offer, mainly to British tourists in the country. This remarkable volume, with the cumbersome title NNew Zealand as a tourist and health resort. A Handbook of the Hot Lake District, West Coast Route, Southern Lakes, Mount Cook, Sounds, etc.provides extremely rare insight into the nature of New Zealand in the early Edwardian era and how this fledgling state wished to display its trappings to foreign visitors.

The handbook pointed out that the towns and villages of New Zealand were clean, new and charming, but it was in the hinterland where the “real” New Zealand – wild, exotic and “Maori” – existed, waiting to be discovered by the intrepid. traveler. The country was represented in the Manual as a prosperous, ambitious and happy South Pacific state, made unique by its landscapes and romanticized indigenous population. And, in one of Manual‘s many bursts of excitement, New Zealand has been labeled as the eighth wonder of the world. One aspect of New Zealand that was strongly emphasized in the Manualis the considerable attention paid to the country’s “all-healing” and “medicinal” waters in lakes, rivers and hot springs – described as “Nature’s Sanatorium”.

Yet, despite all his praise for the present and the future of the country, the Manual inadvertently captured in vivid detail the tail of a rapidly disappearing New Zealand. The upheavals of the previous four decades, including wars, confiscation of Maori land and the resulting widespread poverty and dispossession of the indigenous population, have all been carefully painted with colorful hues highlighting the beauty and opportunities for recreation. offered by the country.

There were often violent confrontations with Māori during this time – confrontations that resulted in 2,000 deaths and millions of acres of Māori land appropriated by the Crown. At the time the handbook was published, the population of New Zealand was 863,364, of whom 43,143 – around 5% – were Maori. All but 2232 of the Māori population lived in the North Island, and in some places the number of Māori was negligible (Southland, for example, had only two Māori who would live in the area).

The annual number of immigrants to the country exceeded 30,000 at that time, almost 80% of them from Australia and Great Britain. Of the country’s 820,221 non-Maori inhabitants, about a third were born overseas, with the trend of growth in the native-born population continuing. Life expectancy was 54 years for men and 57 years for women.

A vision of Maori at this time was produced by the pedagogue Henry Hill. It summed up so many of the popular (and condescending) attitudes that were prevalent in the country at that time. “There is something fascinating about the Maori race,” he wrote in 1902. “As a people they win the sympathy of all lovers of mankind. are their characteristics when left to their own devices, but under the higher influences of civilization they are progressive, intelligent, grateful and ambitious… I have nothing but praise for this declining race of people but noble… The modern natives have taken to dressing in the fashion of the settlers, eating similar foods and living in similar houses.Many believe these in themselves are evidence of the advancement of civilization.

But Hill also wrote grimly that there was “hardly a more pitiful sight than the Maori woman, without ambition, homeless but not homeless, indifferent to opinion, to responsibility, to the home.” To gossip, to smoke, and to pass the time in frivolous conversation, are common wherever the native footsteps are. When not on the culture, which she tends out of sheer necessity, she is usually found smoking her pipe on the “green village”, indifferent to the house, and apparently without the ambition to improve its environment. She does not have a house such as the colonist deems necessary.

There was every appearance at the time that Maori were on the verge of extinction, due to a combination of disease, dispossession, war and state indifference to their welfare. From a population of perhaps 100,000 when Captain James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769, early Edwardian Maori numbers had dropped to around 40% of that figure, with no significant signs that this descent could or would be stopped.

The belief that Maori were heading towards extinction was widespread and firmly held – so much so that a monument was even erected in Auckland to commemorate their impending demise. Thus, in Edwardian times, the Maori were still considered by some to be a remnant of an earlier era in the country’s history, and one that was reaching its end point.

A slightly abbreviated excerpt from the Introduction to Tour of Edwardian New Zealand by Paul Moon (Bateman Books, $39.99), available at bookstores nationwide.

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Toothsome Chocolate Factory Pork Belly Sliders https://i-racconti.com/toothsome-chocolate-factory-pork-belly-sliders/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:16:41 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/toothsome-chocolate-factory-pork-belly-sliders/ Do you remember the NBC City restaurant? Now, Walt Disney World fans, I’m not talking about the once-failed NBA experience at Disney Springs. I mean the NBA City Restaurant that existed from 1999 to 2015 in the CityWalk area of ​​Universal Orlando. This basketball-themed restaurant had an extensive menu of mostly American bar and grill […]]]>

Do you remember the NBC City restaurant? Now, Walt Disney World fans, I’m not talking about the once-failed NBA experience at Disney Springs. I mean the NBA City Restaurant that existed from 1999 to 2015 in the CityWalk area of ​​Universal Orlando. This basketball-themed restaurant had an extensive menu of mostly American bar and grill style food. At the time, this menu offered so many items that it was compared to The Cheesecake Factory. The comparisons between these two places ended with the menu. The Cheesecake Factory provides higher quality food compared to the old NBA City.

Ironically, when NBA City shut down, a popular rumor for a replacement was something like The Cheesecake Factory. In fact, a rumor involved a franchise opening at Universal Orlando CityWalk. Another rumor swirled around Universal Orlando creating a candy factory like Willy Wonka’s. In this case, the rumor proved correct, in both cases, when Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen opened in the former NBA City location.

Even with NBA City’s extensive menu, I don’t recall it ever offering an appetizer with chocolate-covered bacon. Toothsome does, however. Toothsome’s Pork Belly Sliders are $12.95 on their appetizer menu. Guests receive three sliders. These sliders feature caramelized onions, mustard aioli, arugula, and chocolate-covered bacon. All that potential goodness is in slider-sized pretzel buns. I mean it’s chocolate covered bacon and a pretzel bun. That should be said enough. That should be awesome, right? The sweet and salty combo should delight your taste buds, right?

To say that this appetizer receives mixed reviews from customers would be generous. Some guests love these sliders. Others claim they are the worst appetizer ever. How can this be? A major aspect concerns the pork belly. I’m sure after talking with guests about this appetizer that many expect beef flavor with pork. This is a pork belly slider and not a beef slider with a touch of pork.

Almost always, the presentation of these sliders looks great. Portion size is adequate for a $13 appetizer. However, the quality and preparation of pork belly pulls those sliders down. Many places in Universal Orlando are fighting pork belly, so this should come as no surprise. My experience with pork belly here implies that it is way too dry. It would have been nice if the mustard aioli offered more balance with the rest of the components. The mustard aioli tastes good but failed to combine with the pork belly seasoning in my opinion.

You may have noticed that chocolate-covered bacon hasn’t been mentioned since I started breaking down sliders. Also, I haven’t mentioned pretzel bread in this section either. Both worked fine but nothing fabulous. These two should have played in this appetizer but left me indifferent.

I know some people reading this will totally disagree. Their experience with these sliders ended beautifully. So, you know, that experience may not be yours if you choose them. If it was me, I would order the totchos or pain au chocolat here as a starter. Although I don’t like them, the Brussels sprouts appetizer also gets rave reviews from customers. If you want the pork belly taste here, select the “May Contain Bacon” burger for that craving.

As always, eat your way!

Pirates & Princesses (PNP) is an independent, opinionated, fan-powered news blog that covers Disney and Universal theme parks, themed entertainment, and related pop culture from a consumer perspective. The opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its publishers, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial source of information and has no connection with The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we can cover.

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Comment: I was a tyrant | Columns https://i-racconti.com/comment-i-was-a-tyrant-columns/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/comment-i-was-a-tyrant-columns/ I screamed at a possum the other night and felt bad later. Well, actually, it was 3 a.m., and I was sitting on my steps drinking a cup of coffee when the opossum arrived, and I yelled at him to get the hell out of my yard. I had already been up about half an […]]]>

I screamed at a possum the other night and felt bad later.

Well, actually, it was 3 a.m., and I was sitting on my steps drinking a cup of coffee when the opossum arrived, and I yelled at him to get the hell out of my yard.

I had already been up about half an hour and was eager to see the light of day and walked out to stand in my driveway and stare at the horizon as if that made the sun rise faster than it wasn’t used to, though I’m fully aware that my glare at anything in the past never had the intended effect, but doing it anyway because there’s no big -nothing else to do at 3am other than sleep, but I had already done a bit of that and couldn’t quite start my mower at that early hour, although I think as a ‘American, I should damned be allowed to mow my lawn whenever I want. I’m a good neighbor, though, and I realize—reluctantly, I admit—that societal norms sometimes trump God-given rights.

I wondered as I stood there, how many other old retired guys across our great country who also didn’t get much sleep were, at that exact moment, standing in their yard too, with a cup of coffee by hand and waiting for the sun to come up so they could start their mowers and concluded, statistically speaking, there were probably a few and of those few there was probably one or two who were wondering the same thing I was wondering.

A shooting star swept across a small portion of the sky then faded, then another did the same. I watched and waited more, ready with a wish, and when another shooting star appeared, I wished it was daylight so I could start mowing my lawn.

The sun didn’t rise, even after my wish, and then for no reason I started thinking about when my cousin, Ross, and I were out playing with GI Joes at his house. , and found us a box turtle, and he dared me to lick it, and I did. I remembered my sister, Jana, and I looking through the keyhole in our sister, Kim’s bedroom and laughing at her as she danced and sang into a hairbrush while Paul Revere and the Raiders were playing on his record player. I thought about my grandmother for a moment and the smell of her little kitchen, and it made me remember the smell of the inside of the Baptist church too. I remembered the orange and brown shag rug in our living room and the fact that no matter what time of year there were always a few stray dried needles from the previous year’s Christmas tree stuck inside. I thought about how mom used to make us cheese toast for breakfast and how if it was cold in the morning she would leave the oven door open so we could stand around and warm us up. I remembered how I used to climb onto the roof of our old farmhouse and sit with my back against the fireplace, reading Edgar Allan Poe or The Hardy Boys.

At the time, I was sitting on the front steps, comfortable with the night and looking in the direction of the hay field, wondering what I would remember next, when the opossum came, waddling down the road and into my yard.

I don’t think it depended on anything other than getting from place to place and using my yard in the process, and I certainly wasn’t alarmed by his sudden appearance, because the creatures are common passers-by in my suburban half-acre kingdom. . He was on a deliberate path, though, as if he had been down this path before, and I imagined he was on his way back after taking care of all the business he was obligated to take care of. I imagined him humming contentedly – ​​satisfied with a good night’s work – as he strolled through my yard; humming a tune popular with opossums but unfamiliar and alien to humans. I also thought how cool it would be if opossums wore hats.

The opossum, I’m pretty sure, was unaware that he was being watched – had no reason to be, really, as indifferent, for the most part, as nature is to humans – and when he got within 20 feet of me, I hissed. I yelled at him from my spot in the dark.

I do not know why.

“Hey! Get out of my garden, opossum!”

The opossum froze, looked around, uncertain, as if perhaps I was talking to another opossum.

“I’m serious! Get out of my yard!

The opossum, not wanting trouble I suppose, took a few steps back, then turned and – with as much grace and dignity as possums possess – walked out of my yard, crossed the road and disappeared in the hay field.

I felt like a tyrant.

It wasn’t my proudest moment.

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Mumbai could meet Madhya Pradesh’s desire https://i-racconti.com/mumbai-could-meet-madhya-pradeshs-desire/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 06:13:00 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/mumbai-could-meet-madhya-pradeshs-desire/ By PTI BENGALURU: There is a common adage in sports. “You never make money. You always lose gold.” Mumbai cricket has followed that old concrete jungle saying the ‘T’ as their side now chase an unprecedented 42nd Ranji Trophy title. He now finds a group of Bravehearts from Madhya Pradesh who stand in his way […]]]>

By PTI

BENGALURU: There is a common adage in sports. “You never make money. You always lose gold.” Mumbai cricket has followed that old concrete jungle saying the ‘T’ as their side now chase an unprecedented 42nd Ranji Trophy title. He now finds a group of Bravehearts from Madhya Pradesh who stand in his way with tricks of the trade learned from a Mumbaikar.

MP head coach Chandrakant Pandit won’t let his side settle for anything less than a championship, but Amol Muzumdar’s men have dominated the proceedings since the start of the end of the season.

On paper, the Mumbai side are the heavy favorites for the final game which kicks off on Wednesday with the best Gen-Next talent in their roster. Sarfaraz Khan, after a few indifferent seasons, has taken his game to a whole new level with over 800 points in just five games.

Yashasvi Jaiswal is a youngster as passionate about his performance with the red ball as he is about donning the garish pink jersey of the Rajasthan Royals. Three hundred in four quarter-final and semi-final runs showed his voracious appetite for racing.

Prithvi Shaw is not the typical Mumbai khadoos hitter (stubborn), but rather the mold of Virender Sehwag with a penchant for butchering any attack.

Arman Jaffer is a smart old block and it would be good for him if he could achieve even 50% of what his illustrious Uncle Wasim did. Add to that the likes of Suved Parkar or Hardik Tamore, who knew the opportunity to wear the Lion crest on white flannels was a premium.

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Mumbai has always had terrific batting line-ups that can scare the opposing team, but this time the two underrated performers were left-arm spinner Shams Mulani (37 wickets and 292 runs) and non-spinner Tanush Kotian (18 wickets and 236 runs).

Mulani or Kotian are India’s hopefuls or even India ‘A’ contenders by far, but they are a rare breed of domestic entertainers who know how to win tiebreakers like they did against Goa in a do-or-die situation.

However, MP are one of the most improved teams in recent times and under Pandit have instilled the discipline needed to rise to the top in a tournament like the Ranji Trophy.

Missing Venkatesh Iyer at bat and spearheading Avesh Khan at bowling didn’t do them any good, but the underrated Kumar Kartikeya, with his stamina to play for hours on end, did the job for his team.

The Himanshu Mantris and Akshat Raghuvanshis all performed their assigned roles perfectly. In this team, there is only one player who is a true blue talent and that is Rajat Patidar.

For Mumbai, it will be imperative to ensure that Patidar doesn’t walk away with the game in one session with his wide range of shots.

MP, along with his two spinners in Kartikeya and Saransh Jain, will like to play the waiting game, something that Pandit as a coach has injected into his quarters across the states. It would be a game of chess played over 22 meters but appealing enough to anyone watching.

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Mukkam Municipality rejects Rs 40 lakh from Rahul Gandhi’s MP fund https://i-racconti.com/mukkam-municipality-rejects-rs-40-lakh-from-rahul-gandhis-mp-fund/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 13:06:49 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/mukkam-municipality-rejects-rs-40-lakh-from-rahul-gandhis-mp-fund/ Kozhikode: Mukkam Municipality in Kozhikode District has turned down the fund worth Rs 40 lakh granted by Congress Leader and MP Wayanad Rahul Gandhi for the construction of a new community health center building. Citing practical issues related to spending, the administration has written to the Mukkam Town Clerk, District Collector and District Planning Officer […]]]>

Kozhikode: Mukkam Municipality in Kozhikode District has turned down the fund worth Rs 40 lakh granted by Congress Leader and MP Wayanad Rahul Gandhi for the construction of a new community health center building.

Citing practical issues related to spending, the administration has written to the Mukkam Town Clerk, District Collector and District Planning Officer asking authorities to temporarily revoke the allowance.

The fund was granted for the construction of a new building for the Community Health Center (CHC) here.
In the letter sent by the municipality, it was pointed out that the allocated funds cannot be spent on the project because the preparation of the CHC master plan is in progress.

In this response, the District Collector in another letter urged Rahul Gandhi to make a proper decision on the matter and advise how to go about it.
Meanwhile, Congress and other opposition parties protested the municipality’s decision.

According to them, the administration took an indifferent decision at a time when residents are asking the authorities concerned for emergency care, inpatient accommodation and 24-hour services at the CHC.

The CHC lacks many amenities and a grassroots collective in the area is working to improve it.

It is alleged that the DFL-led administration, with its decision, is trying to safeguard the interests of the cooperative hospital operated by the CPM near the CHC.

However, the municipality maintains that the KIIFB has already decided to disburse Rs 3 crore in three tranches for the construction.

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‘The Summer I Became Pretty’ Review: A Delightful Ode to Love and Friendship https://i-racconti.com/the-summer-i-became-pretty-review-a-delightful-ode-to-love-and-friendship/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 04:20:00 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/the-summer-i-became-pretty-review-a-delightful-ode-to-love-and-friendship/ Amazon Prime’s new show “The Summer I Turned Pretty” has all the perfect ingredients for a romantic drama: a lovable but awkward heroine, a mysterious boy, unrequited love, misunderstandings, friendships, kisses on the beach, epiphany and happiness -after. This is Jenny Han’s second adaptation after “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”. Amazon Prime had […]]]>

Amazon Prime’s new show “The Summer I Turned Pretty” has all the perfect ingredients for a romantic drama: a lovable but awkward heroine, a mysterious boy, unrequited love, misunderstandings, friendships, kisses on the beach, epiphany and happiness -after. This is Jenny Han’s second adaptation after “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”. Amazon Prime had renewed the show for Season 2 even before the premiere of the first season. Looks like they had every good reason to make the decision because this romantic coming-of-age drama doesn’t disappoint.

“The Summer I Turned Pretty” tells the story of an unforgettable summer in the life of Isabelle “Belly” Conklin (Lola Tung). Every summer, Belly, her mother Laurel Park (Jackie Chung) and her older brother Steven (Sean Kaufman) visit Cousins ​​Beach and spend time with Laurel’s best friend, Susannah Fisher (Rachel Blanchard), and her two sons Conrad (Christopher Briney) and Jérémie (Gavin Casalegno). Belly returns to the beach house to celebrate her Sweet 16 birthday with a “summer wish” hoping her childhood crush Conrad develops feelings for her. Belly is no longer a dumb teenager who had braces and glasses, but has instead transformed into a pretty young girl. However, her shy smile and nervousness indicate that she is still the clumsy child that she was and that she is still looking for a solution in her life.

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Conrad has suddenly adopted a brooding and indifferent attitude which baffles Belly and she notices that he has changed a lot. He is also dating Nicole, which upsets Belly. On the other hand, Conrad’s brother, Jeremiah, is a bisexual, party animal, and flirt who develops feelings for Belly. Belly even begins a romance with another boy named Cameron, however, it’s pretty obvious to viewers that she only has feelings for Conrad. Interestingly, when Conrad learns of Cameron’s existence, he acts jealous, causing viewers to wonder if he also has feelings for Belly.

A still from “The Summer I Became Pretty” (Prime Video)

Along with Belly’s story, there are other subplots that lend enticing depth to the unfolding of the series. Perhaps the most poignant part of the series is Laurel and Susannah’s friendship as they struggle with their own issues such as divorce, midlife crisis, work issues, and a painful secret.

A still from “The Summer I Became Pretty” (Prime Video)

The climax of the series is a debutante ball, which Susannah asks Belly to attend. Susannah helps Belly get ready for the ball, with clothes shopping, dance lessons, and other aspects of it. Belly’s summer in Cousins ​​is immersed in bonfires, late-night swims, beach walks, 4th of July festivities, volleyball tournaments and the debutante ball. The ball not only transforms Belly, but also raises a complicated question in Belly’s life. Who will be her escort to the ball? Conrad or Jeremy?

Lola Tung is impressive with her brilliant performance. Her magnetic screen presence and charming portrayal definitely suggest that her career will skyrocket after this series. The music, featured in the series ranging from Taylor Swift to Olivia Rodrigo also deserves a special mention as it perfectly enhances the mood and feeling of the summer romance. Overall, the whole show is pretty predictable, like all teen romances. However, Jenny Han’s show evokes fun and anticipation with an endearing narrative and a perfect cast.

All episodes of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” are available on Prime Video.

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‘No one is forcing girls to work there’: People on the street react after controversial new Hooters restaurant in Salford Quays was approved despite objections https://i-racconti.com/no-one-is-forcing-girls-to-work-there-people-on-the-street-react-after-controversial-new-hooters-restaurant-in-salford-quays-was-approved-despite-objections/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 05:51:23 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/no-one-is-forcing-girls-to-work-there-people-on-the-street-react-after-controversial-new-hooters-restaurant-in-salford-quays-was-approved-despite-objections/ A new Hooters has been approved at Salford Quays despite 91 objections to the plans – but not everyone is against the proposal. The controversial plan to open a Hooters bar and restaurant in the old Chiquitos building on Capital Quay, next to Salford Quays tram stop, was approved at a licensing committee meeting on […]]]>

A new Hooters has been approved at Salford Quays despite 91 objections to the plans – but not everyone is against the proposal.

The controversial plan to open a Hooters bar and restaurant in the old Chiquitos building on Capital Quay, next to Salford Quays tram stop, was approved at a licensing committee meeting on Friday June 10, despite opposition from Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett and the mayor. of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham.

Trafford and Stretford MP Rebecca Long-Bailey, the Women’s Equality Party, Womanchester, GM4Women, and Worsely and Eccles South MP Barbara Keeley also opposed the idea, with 91 objections to the bid, submitted by Jullian Mills who ran the Nottingham branch of the American chain for 21 years.

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However, despite the objection, the plans were approved and the Manchester Evening News traveled to Salford Quays to find out what people thought of the plans – and found far fewer objections than expected.

One man, who went by the name Kevin, was actually supportive of the idea and was thrilled to hear the plans had been approved. He said: “You’ve got strip clubs for the guys, hen nights for the girls, and nobody’s forcing anybody to go to those places, just like nobody’s forcing girls to work there.

“People pay for it, and if you go, you know what you want to do, it would be a little different if they were dancing in the street for everyone to see, but that’s not the case , people saying ‘Oh, the kids are going to see it, not if you don’t take them there. My brother lives in America and his girlfriend works at a Hooters and she likes the job – no one is forcing her to do it.



Kevin was fully supportive of the plans

For others, seeing the dilapidated buildings that housed popular restaurants brought back into service was a big positive, even if the idea of ​​a Hooters didn’t necessarily bring them joy. Cheryl Kinneir, who lives in the area, thought it was good to see the space used for something.

She said: “I think it’s a good idea, it’s a building that’s been empty for God knows how long. I’m sure there will be a lot of business on game night, or not. any night really, there are plenty of guys in Salford and anyone who gets off the tram on matchdays who will go for that sort of thing.

“I think it’s a good idea, certainly on match nights you see the Matchstick Man full, it’s quite busy most nights and there isn’t really anywhere else people can go drink, so to have another place, I’m sure it will become a lot of custom.”



Cheryl Kinneir was thrilled to see the dilapidated site was being used for something

Friends Sophie McCandish and Jack Hayes were fairly indifferent to the idea, although Jack said he had been to a Hooters in America and didn’t really consider the chain a huge deal. He said: “It’s better than them building a lot more apartments, I visited one in America, they have good chicken wings. I just think it has a bad reputation, probably to because of the way it was run before. The one I went to, it was really like a normal sports bar.”

Sophie added: “I’m not worried, and I don’t think I’m surprised either, they’re commercializing the area, there’s a new Turtle Bay coming to the docks around the Lowry. I’m glad it’s not right next door to me, never been bitten, sounds a bit seedy.”

Ben Briggs was also quite ambivalent about the concept, seeing both pros and cons in the plans. He said: “I’m really a little indifferent, it’s good that something is being done there, but I can see why people are a little upset about objectifying women, but it can also be very stimulating. The other two [establishments] are doing pretty well but I’m a little surprised for the area, I would have thought it would be better downtown.

“It’s a bit more of a family-friendly sort of place, there’s a family-friendly pub right next to a curry restaurant which is good for families too, and it’s also a booming area. “



Ben Briggs was quite ambivalent about the plans

There were definitely people who were still against the plans, with one man, who was too busy to stop and talk to us in full, saying he had “no idea why they’re doing it, it doesn’t matter.” ‘makes no sense’, while another laughed when we explained why the MEN was there, telling us he was strongly against the idea before heading to group practice.

Tallula Obrart, who also lives close to the site, said: “I think we’ve come a long way from taking advantage of women’s bodies, haven’t we? I understand that some people feel really empowered by that and I totally support that, I fully support sex workers in general and think it’s great to see people empowered, but the fact that it’s for a male gaze and enjoying women’s bodies has us a little backed off.

“I’m a feminist and I feel like these women who feel empowered by this can make money without being part of it, they can do it on their own and feel empowered by making money without a man taking a cut there are better ways to I’m a little surprised this was approved, if we put so much effort into protecting women’s safety we wouldn’t have women who would have afraid to go out at night for fear of being raped. We should focus our efforts on protecting women without taking advantage of it, but it’s a man’s world, isn’t it?

Women’s rights group Womanchester tweeted about the approval, expressing disappointment that the plans had been given the green light. The tweets read: “Disappointed, if not surprised, to be informed that Hooters have obtained their license in Salford. We will come back with our thoughts once we have read their reasoning. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s commitment to tackling the So sexism and misogyny are just words. At least we now know how little they care about the safety of women and girls in Greater Manchester.

Labor MP Barbara Keeley also tweeted: “Bid for a Hooters restaurant in Salford has been approved. I am deeply disappointed by this decision. This undoes the good work GM has done to end misogyny. sexist treatment of employees.”

Lewis Croden, a local resident who is also part of the local Conservative Party, said: ‘The Docks is a unique draw for anti-social behavior and crime across GM, as well as match day issues, the board of Salford must resolve them before adding more unknowns into the mix. The opinions of the people who live and work here are what matter, do they want this place? I can see further losses for Labor due to their cavalier interpretation of local consultation.



Hooters’ plans have been quite controversial, in part because of the uniforms given to female waiters

The new Hooters will be allowed to open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. seven days a week, instead of the 1 a.m. opening time originally proposed to the licensing committee. The property will also ensure that staff regularly collect litter from the premises daily, with no outside loudspeakers permitted and outside seating closed after 10 p.m.

Following the decision, Mr Mills told MEN: ‘My team and I are absolutely delighted to be opening at Salford Quays and working in the city. With great food, service and sports, Hooters is a restaurant for everyone. We all look forward to opening the doors and welcoming you soon.”

His lawyer, Mr Craig, said: “I am so happy for Julian and his team. I worked alongside Julian throughout this process; from the request until last Friday’s hearing: He’s a great guy and a fantastic operator.

“Julian is also held in high regard by all of his staff, as demonstrated by the incredible women who came to the hearing to speak positively about him and their stay at Hooters restaurant in Nottingham, as well as the other women who are came to lend their They were the best defenders in the room.

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TikTok vs. Instagram Reels Vs. Facebook Vs. Snapchat vs. Twitter: who wins the social media race? https://i-racconti.com/tiktok-vs-instagram-reels-vs-facebook-vs-snapchat-vs-twitter-who-wins-the-social-media-race/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 14:13:25 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/tiktok-vs-instagram-reels-vs-facebook-vs-snapchat-vs-twitter-who-wins-the-social-media-race/ Parent Snapchat Snap, Inc. INSTANTANEOUS in late May warned of a shortfall in the second quarter, citing deteriorating macroeconomic conditions. This was seen by some as reflecting a broader industry-wide malaise. Managing Partner Wolf Fund Gene Munster offered his perspective on the state of social media, based on his interviews with summer interns at his […]]]>

Parent Snapchat Snap, Inc. INSTANTANEOUS in late May warned of a shortfall in the second quarter, citing deteriorating macroeconomic conditions. This was seen by some as reflecting a broader industry-wide malaise.

Managing Partner Wolf Fund Gene Munster offered his perspective on the state of social media, based on his interviews with summer interns at his company.

TikTok is king: TikTok nabbed the 15- to 60-second video format, which became addictive, Munster said. Indeed, social media users don’t need to wait for the punchline, he added.

The analyst finds it easier to commit to a 15-second video than to commit to a 20-minute video.

“The irony is that even though the initial commitment is less, the total time spent ends up being more,” Munster said.

Although Meta Platforms Inc. META Instagram Reels and Alphabet Inc. GOOGL GOOG YouTube Shorts has the same format, TiKTok reigns supreme due to the depth of its content, the analyst said.

YouTube and Instagram, according to the analyst, are loyal, which they rely on for their short video features. The analyst also noted that young TikTok addicts are not worried about the Chinese government potentially having access to their user information.

Related Link: Facebook Vs. Snapchat Vs. Pinterest vs. TikTok: the trend of engagement in 2022

Losing Facebook and Snapchat: The younger generation uses Facebook and Snapchat as “apps to stay connected” but use them less frequently, Munster said. The only use cases for Facebook are to briefly check in on family content, occasionally get groups of friends together, and buy or sell in the marketplace, he added.

Snap usage, the analyst said, has declined over the past two years, in part because Instagram has copied many features from Snapchat.

Instagram to stay connected: Instagram has become the new “stay connected” app, especially for students, taking over from Facebook and Snapchat, Munster said.

“Instagram’s visual aspects have made it a fast and entertaining way to stay in touch with friends,” the analyst said.

Related Link: TikTok Rival ‘YouTube Shorts’ to Roll Out in US After Strong Reception in India

Twitter, aftermath of the metaverse: College students use Twitter, Inc. TWTR less because they’re less news-focused and more gaming and social media-focused, Munster said.

The analyst said he thinks this won’t hurt Twitter much, given that students aren’t a primary focus of the platform.

Young people were indifferent to the metaverse, but they were excited about its potential as Internet 2.0, the analyst said. In the short term, the metaverse still lacks the definition needed to generate excitement, he added.

“The bottom line: They can’t get too excited about the metaverse because they don’t really know what it is, and that awareness is going to take years to build,” Munster said.

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Now is the time for a new movement for children’s rights – The 74 https://i-racconti.com/now-is-the-time-for-a-new-movement-for-childrens-rights-the-74/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 13:34:21 +0000 https://i-racconti.com/now-is-the-time-for-a-new-movement-for-childrens-rights-the-74/ register here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. Over the past three weeks, the United States has seen babies starve to death due to a nationwide shortage of infant formula and young students murdered in their elementary school. If you believe these atrocities will trigger an all-encompassing moral […]]]>

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Over the past three weeks, the United States has seen babies starve to death due to a nationwide shortage of infant formula and young students murdered in their elementary school. If you believe these atrocities will trigger an all-encompassing moral or political response from our elected federal leaders, you are mistaken.

Even if Congress acts, a neutral bill, fragmented by venomous partisanship and special interests and addressing the symptoms of a single problem, will do little to change the status quo for America’s children.

At best, the framework envisioned in the Senate in response to the mass murder at Robb Elementary School is an incrementalism that does not fit the moment. Dramatic social and cultural change that mobilizes and sustains the nation’s collective consciousness on youth issues is needed.

The time has come for a new independent coalition focused exclusively on expanding and protecting children’s rights.

Youth rights as a movement is not a new idea. In 1836, Massachusetts passed the first child labor law that required at least three months of schooling per year for factory workers under 15. This has led to campaigns focusing on freedom of expression, preventing violence and abuse, expanding privacy and creating equitable rights. academic opportunities.

But this precipice of history demands more. While this month is particularly gruesome, the savagery that has hit America’s children recently is a microcosm of the dissonance between federal leaders’ alleged commitment to children and the real lives of children.

Need proof? Look no further than the decade of inconsequential responses to crises and trends that have terribly affected children’s ability to play, learn and thrive.

In 2012, 20 kindergarten students at Sandy Hook Elementary School were murdered in their classrooms. No significant federal gun control legislation was passed in the decade that followed. In 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, firearm-related injuries became the leading cause of death among children aged 1 to 19.

In 2014, 9,000 children were exposed to lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan. It took two years and a federal court order to ensure that every child in Flint had constant access to safe drinking water. Until then, it was up to each family to find the water themselves.

In 2015, according to a Pew study, 62% of parents of infants or young children, regardless of income level, found it difficult to find affordable, quality child care in their community. As of 2021, families with infants or preschoolers are expected to spend, on average, about $16,000 per year to cover child care costs; that’s more than 20% of the median US income for a family of three.

In 2016, Larry Nasser, a doctor for the United States women’s national gymnastics team and Michigan State University, was charged with 22 counts of child sexual abuse after decades of attacks on girls and young women. A report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General concluded that “senior FBI field office officials in Indianapolis have not responded to Nasser’s allegations with the utmost seriousness and urgency that they deserved and demanded”. Between the first complaint to the FBI and Nasser’s arrest, he assaulted at least 70 other girls.

In 2018, the Trump administration began separating children from their families at the US-Mexico border and housing them in chain-link pens. In the summer of 2021, the Biden administration’s interagency task force on family reunification announced that it had reunited 36 families, a tiny proportion of the more than 5,600 children who had been separated from their families at the border. .

In 2020, 6,643 young people, aged 0 to 24, died by suicide. In a recent 60 minutes segment focused on children’s mental health, an ER doctor said the average wait time to get an appointment with a therapist is 48 days — and for children, it’s usually longer.

In 2021, homeless shelters housed 131,377 people who were part of a family with at least one adult and one child under the age of 18. In 2010, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness announced its goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020 as part of its Opening Doors strategic plan, the first comprehensive strategy of its kind in the nation.

In many ways, from education to life expectancy, being born in America today offers many more opportunities for a happy life than at any other time and place in human history. But that does not negate the trauma that has plagued children over the past decade in communities urban and rural, red and blue, poor and rich. Nor does it excuse the uneven and unworthy response of leaders who are utterly indifferent to children, incompetent, or both.

The challenges underlying many of these issues are complex and difficult to solve. But these barbarisms are now more features than bugs. We simply cannot rely on top-down action because our leaders have proven unreliable in creating institutions that consistently keep children healthy and safe.

This is why now is the time to channel our collective shock, sadness, disappointment and fury into a new children’s rights movement that seeks to reshape the contours of outdated politics and bring together fragmented interests under new and larger tents. To do this, this movement must be built on love – for, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Justice is truly love in reckoning. Justice is love which corrects what rebels against love.

This movement must be built on this moral foundation, and it cannot rely solely on the flag bearers of political and organizing power. New technologies, messages and institutions must emerge to energize this movement, created and led by young people and families.

This new movement must be prepared to engage in nonviolent protests, boycotts and targeted civil disobedience. It must couple these tools with evidence-based policymaking and emerging technologies for the sole purpose of upholding the inalienable rights of every American child.

Building a movement like this will be slow, expensive and difficult. But the price of inaction would be a most bitter and terrifying moral bankruptcy.

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