Morgan Heritage: A Family Of Talented Musicians

 

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The Jamaican Family Reggae Group Called Morgan Heritage

For some years now Morgan Heritage group has enjoyed considerable success with a string of quality albums. Their albums “Don’t Haffi Dread”, “Three in one” and “More Teachings” are masterpieces of contemporary reggae music.

Talent sometimes could be inherited and the man in charge of their success seems to be their father, Denroy Morgan. Way back in the sixties, Denroy emigrated to the US from Jamaica, where he raised his children.

Morgan Heritage, usually called “The royal family of reggae” have captured the hearts of their audience by utilizing live instruments such as guitars, horns and hand drums. Their music and impeccable harmonies add up to a truly uplifting spirits, where ever they play.

There is poverty, discrimination and criminality everywhere and this is where Morgan Heritage comes in because their message of peace, love and understanding is a key to solutions for a better world.

Last month, October 3, the siblings stormed Kenya for second time to entertain reggae fans at the Nyaho National Stadium. It’s great for the group to visit Africa, because many Jamaican musicians sing Africa, but only few have visited the continent of their ancestors.

“We are ready to come to any country in Africa we love you all and can’t wait to be in your country Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gambia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Sierra Leone, Liberia. We are so ready but you must call your local radio stations or government and local promoters in your country and the Morgan family will be there ready,” read the Facebook post,” writes Gramps Morgan.

Listen to Morgan Heritage plays ‘More Teachings’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAwfD97vvI0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5wpbNdLVjs

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Should Writers Respond to Comments on Their Articles?

 

 

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Original article by Yael Grauer, published by The Freelancer

When I first started writing, everyone always warned me to stay far, far away from the comments. Perhaps I’m narcissistic—or a glutton for punishment—but I found it nearly impossible to stop myself from checking in. When writing for MMA sites, I’d read through insult after insult written by teenagers living in their parents’ basement (our core audience), which was never a pleasant experience.

The free weekly paper that paid me pennies to blog about food after it fired its full-time food writer clearly didn’t have the staff to moderate comments. Whenever I’d give a restaurant a good review, I’d get to sift through weird conspiracy theories about how I was secretly coerced into saying nice things because of some kind of advertising deal that didn’t actually exist. I always felt slightly betrayed that these sites hung us writers out to dry by not moderating at all. I rarely responded, though I was tempted to create fake accounts to argue with readers about how I was right. I always wondered if the wrath of commenters would taint how editors viewed my work.

I was a ghostwriter for a couple of large health websites, always surprised at how the people I ghosted for reacted to the comments. They’d expect rewrites and revisions over minor nitpicks, even if the commenter was wrong.

Sites have wildly different opinions on whether journalists should engage with readers. Some sites don’t seem to pay attention, while others—such as MindHut and SparkLife—even go so far as rewarding writers who get a certain amount of upvotes when responding to comments.

Continuation link: http://contently.net/2015/07/30/stories/writers-respond-comments-articles/

 

How To Be A Celebrity When You Are Not: Your Personal Appearance Influence How Others View You

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Just as homes have straight forward stories to tell about people’s behavior and the sort of environment they grew up, the same way our personal appearance says much about us. In the first place, why is it necessary to be clean, neat and be modest in clothing? Being naturally clean person and hygienic conscious conclude that you have self-respect.

There are certain important things we need to do daily in our lives that can’t be ignored. Even though due to poverty, health and other life problems, many have lost the control and ability to take proper care of themselves. It is very common and part of our everyday life to see ladies and gentlemen in town and offices, but they dress very shabby. Some of the dressings are so bad that you may wonder if they have mirrors at home.

Others put on the most magnificent perfume to add program to their personalities, but by chance if some of these glamorous workers invite you to their homes, you may not like to go to the house again if given second invitation, because of the the poor organization and filth in the house.

If you take a wider view of things, you can discover that dating and friendships seem to be disappointments. Many are hurt or recovering from love affair disasters. Why must my date end in this way? This is one of the questions that usually follow. Many times it may be differences of opinions, careers and misunderstandings but at times it may turn out to be that the partners don’t like something about each other, especially about his or her home, body or clothes.

Keeping the body clean and modestly dressed are very important. One that works at the office’ clothes shouldn’t be the same like a clown who entertains at the circus. Have you ever heard someone telling another person “Repair your shoes, for they talk about you?” If the heels of your shoes are completely worn out, every step you make attracts people to look at you, because the rhythm of the footsteps is unusual. Imagine if you haven’t polished your shoes over a year, how will they look like?

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Cleanliness is next to Godliness they say, apart from good health and the creation of healthy environment, good personal appearance attracts people to view you as outstanding among others. The good news is you look like a celebrity in the eyes of onlookers but the bad news is you may get many date invitations, which you may not feel comfortable with it, because your heart belongs to only one person. However, count yourself a lucky person when you attract than repel.

Organization Save The Frog Launches A New Book Highlighting Amphibians

Half of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to SAVE THE FROGS!, so please go order your copy today! Order your copy by contributing to the Amphibian Love crowdfunding campaign at: http://igg.me/at/amphibianlove
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San Jose artist Leah Jay has created a beautiful book called “Amphibian Love”, filled with dazzling nature art to help endangered animals. Amphibians are vital to the earth’s ecosystems, and their loss is an indication of the worldwide trend in decreasing biodiversity – the “Sixth Extinction”.

Leah’s hardbound book features detailed watercolor and chalk pastel illustrations of various species frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. The rhyming text within the illustrations makes each piece attractive and educational. This book will be a great resource for young readers to interest them in these fascinating animals and makes an excellent addition to anybody’s coffee table!

The Amphibian Love book campaign page is active through the month of April, with a book pre-order option of $35, and other art-based incentives including the original paintings. The April campaign coincides with Earth Day, 4/22, and International Save The Frogs Day , 4/25

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Order your copy of Amphibian Love at:
http://igg.me/at/amphibianlove
Your FREE copy of The Little Book of Frog Poetry, Volume 1

The Little Book of Frog Poetry is not available for sale anywhere on the planet and only 2,000 copies exist, but we will send you a free copy when you buy Amphibian Love. Since 2009 I have read through thousands of frog poems that our supporters submitted to the SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest. In February 2015, SAVE THE FROGS! Graphic Design Volunteer Alyson Lee and I put together some of our all time favorite frog poems and created The Little Book of Frog Poetry, Volume 1.

The poetry contained in this book is among the best frog poetry ever written, so I know it will provide inspiration, education and enjoyment to thousands of students, teachers and frog lovers. And of course the book features amazing frog art from around the world. Thanks to our generous donors, we printed 2,000 copies and have been distributing them to schools, libraries and Save The Frogs Day event organizers in order to raise awareness for the frogs we love. Please order a copy for yourself, enjoy the poetic frog inspiration and help spread our amphibious message far and wide!
Order Amphibian Love and get your free copy of The Little Book of Frog Poetry, Volume 1

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About Leah Jay, the artist

A lifelong artist, nature lover, and San Jose resident, Leah has spent 15 years perfecting her mixed watercolor and pastel illustration technique. She teaches art and shows her work locally.
http://www.leahjayart.com/about

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Learn more about Amphibian Love:
http://www.leahjayart.com/amphibianlove

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Thank you for supporting Amphibian Conservation and Wildlife Art, and happy Earth Day!

Please order Amphibian Love and The Little Book of Frog Poetry at:
http://igg.me/at/amphibianlove

Thanks and happy  FrogSave The s Day week!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS!
Founder, Executive Director, Ecologist
www.savethefrogs.com
http://www.savethefrogs.com/kerry-kriger
kerry@savethefrogs.com
415-878-6525 (voicemail)
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“Every once in awhile, you meet a person that inspires you with their dedication to a cause. Dr. Kerry Kriger, founder and director of SAVE THE FROGS!, is one of those inspiring people I’ve been lucky enough to meet.”
— Leah Jay, Author of Amphibian Love, San Jose, CA

ABOUT SAVE THE FROGS!

Frogs are the most threatened group of animals on the planet: nearly 2,000 of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction and up to 200 species have entirely disappeared in recent decades. Save The Frogs Day! is the world’s leading amphibian conservation organization. We work in California, across the USA, and around the world to prevent the extinction of amphibians, and to create a better planet for humans and wildlife. Your financial contributions to SAVE THE FROGS! are tax-deductible and enable us to spread amphibian awareness, campaign for threatened amphibians and train the next generation of amphibian conservationists. Please donate, become a member, or help us fundraise. Thank you!

 Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues to help spread the word. You can write to us at SAVE THE FROGS!, PO Box 78758, Los Angeles, CA 90016 USA or call us at 415-878-6525. If you prefer not to receive future emails about our efforts to protect the world’s most endangered animals, you can unsubscribe at: http://savethefrogs.com/unsubscribe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Were Lincoln and Nixon gay? The ‘history’ book that is dividing America

Award-winning author and gay-rights activist Larry Kramer’s new book aims to counter the exclusion of homosexuality from history.

Gay-rights activist and award-winning author Larry Kramer is 79 and in failing health, but that won’t defuse the impact of his latest bombshell project: the first 800-page instalment of a two-part history of America that tells of the secret gay life of figures from Alexander Hamilton, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln to Mark Twain, Herman Melville and Richard Nixon.

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The American People: Volume 1, subtitled Search for My Heart, has taken nearly 40 years to complete and may prove to be one of the most provocative historical, or pseudo-historical, accounts of American history.

Kramer, who is co-founder of Aids services group Gay Men’s Health Crisis and the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (Act Up), as well as a chronicler of queer life with plays including The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me, said the book is a labour of love designed to counter what he feels to be the exclusion of gays – or gay life – from history books.

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Abraham Lincoln and Richard Nixon.

“It may look like fiction, but to me, it’s not,” Kramer said last week. “Most histories have been written by straight people. There has never been any history book written where the gay people have been in the history from the beginning.It’s ridiculous to think we haven’t been here for ever.”  http://goo.gl/XYHHxI

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Controversial writer and activist Larry Kramer (born 1935), is known primarily for his criticism of political figures, media, and medical organizations for their poor response to the AIDS epidemic. Through his writing and speaking he has stirred controversy within the gay community, by chastising those who proclaim a right to promiscuity as irresponsible and ultimately self-defeating. Both supporters and detractors are likely to agree that Kramer is a colorful, forceful and strong-willed voice in American culture.

The son of a Bridgeport attorney, George L. Kramer, and his wife, Rea Wishengrad Kramer, a social worker, Larry entered Yale in 1953 and was plagued by health problems including a persistent cough that soon landed him in the infirmary. Before his first semester ended, Kramer had attempted suicide, perhaps gleaning what his sexual orientation was and being terrified by the prospect. When one of his professors seduced him, a new world opened to the unhappy youth, who then was able to settle into his studies and complete his undergraduate degree at Yale.

Upon graduation, Kramer entered the United States Army for one year, after which he joined a training program with the William Morris Agency, often a step that led talented young people into pursuits in film or theater. This program helped land Kramer at Columbia Pictures in 1958. By 1960, he had become an assistant story editor in New York City for that corporation. He was promoted and transferred to London as a production executive, where he served from 1961 until 1965. In 1965, he became an assistant to the president of the United Artists Film Company.

His career as screenwriter and producer proceeded with his production of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush in 1967 and his celebrated screenplay of D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love, a controversial film that received considerable attention and several awards. Kramer’s screenwriting continued until the publication of his novel Faggots in 1978 brought him to the attention of the homosexual community nationally. He then devoted himself to working with the problems of gays and lesbians in contemporary American society.

This concern broadened and deepened in the years following 1981, when AIDS began to cast its long and intimidating shadow over gay enclaves across the nation. With AIDS emerging as a national threat, Kramer was outraged at public and governmental indifference to the illness, which was at that time viewed as a gay disease unworthy…

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Larry%20Kramer&search-alias=digital-text&sort=relevancerank

 

 

 

 

Secret Son

A 30-year old Moroccan Arab, Nabil Amrani, gets entangled in an adulterous relationship with his pregnant wife’s nurse, Rachida, and this results in pregnancy. To save the honor of her family, Nabil’s mother sacks the nurse. Nabil gives her some money to go get an abortion. All this is kept a secret from Malika, Nabil’s legitimate wife.

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Malika gives birth to a girl, Amal. Initially the gender issue does not matter to Nabil, but later on when the subject of inheritance surfaces, it becomes an issue and Nabil regrets not having a son. When fired, Rachida relocates to Casablanca, keeps the pregnancy and five months after Amal is born, she gives birth to a son, Youssef. Nobody, not even Nabil, is aware of this.

Rachida does not tell her son who his real father is, but one day the boy confronts his mother and learns the truth. He decides to trace his father, who though surprised to learn that he has a secret son, is somewhat relieved that he has a male offspring to inherit his business empire.

All the while, Nabil’s daughter Amal grows up thinking that she is the only offspring of her father. At some point in time she goes to the USA to get some education. While there she moves in with Fernando, a photographer. Her parents find this out and get furious for, according to them, she has caused a clash of cultures and brought dishonor to her family.

A yawning emotional gulf develops between parents, on one side, and daughter, on the other side. But at the time of her graduation, they visit her, try to persuade her to break up the relationship and to return to Morocco. She accedes to their wish. During this visit Nabil confesses to his daughter the affair he had several years ago, a secret that Malika had by then learned. Nabil’s confession infuriates her daughter and makes her depressed.

Just when Youssef is beginning to enjoy his new life with his father, disaster strikes, thanks to the orchestrations of his stepmother Malika.  He is forced to return to the slums where he grew up, where he is welcomed by the sympathy of his mother and the taunts of his friend, Amin.

A running theme in the novel is the political rivalry between Hatim Lahlou of the Party, which seemed to represent the poor class, and Farid Benaboud, who represents the world of the wealthy – the world into which Youssef has been brutally denied entry and which he now loathes. Youssef falls prey to the politics around him, when Hatim recruits him to carry out an assassination plot.

An enthralling read, Secret Son, provides a window into Moroccan society – a society that has its share of ills, from unemployment to adultery.  The story explores the importance of love and family and how exclusion, poverty and unemployment can drive victims to acts of desperation.

The Author

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Laila Lalami was born and raised in Morocco. She is the author of the short story collection Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and the novel Secret Son, which was on the Orange Prize longlist.

Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, the Guardian, the New York Times, and in numerous anthologies.

She is the recipient of a British Council Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship and is currently an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. Her new novel, The Moor’s Account, will be published in September 2014.

http://www.amazon.com/Laila-Lalami/e/B001H6ET12

Buy Low Sell High: Easy Way To Invest And When To Buy

Here is a great way to invest in stocks, ETFs, LEAPs and closed-end funds. My book shows an easy way to invest that tells you when to buy, when to sell, how much to buy or sell or when to do nothing. Book shows you how to use my Automatic Investment Management (AIM) in bull and bear markets.
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You receive FREE 350-page Adobe Acrobat version and a Free 1-yr newsletter subscription when you buy.
          I would like to thank and complement Mr. Robert Lichello, author of How to Make $1,000,000 in the Stock Market Automatically who devised the investment system used in my book. I feel it is mandatory to read his book. I’m sure any good bookstore will have a copy or you could order a copy by looking on Amazon or one of the other websites.
Mr. L’s book planted a seed of inspiration to me like no other investment book I had ever read. I knew it was the way to invest. It so inspired me that I started this book and started investing under the system.At the time I read the book, the stock market was going great guns in the middle of a big bull market.
         I had some spare time and started charting stocks I liked under the system to see how well the system worked on real stocks. From those humble beginnings, this book began. It was written under strange conditions about as far away as you can get from the major stock markets – in Seoul, Korea; Maffle, Belgium; and Weilerbach, Germany. The beauty of the system is that it doesn’t even require you to be near the market to play. It’s so simple and yet so profitable. My hats off to Mr. Lichello and I hope this book helps spread his fine system to an even wider audience.I wish to make clear that while the system is Mr. Lichello’s, the ideas about using it in this book are my own.
          If you can think of some way to improve on my ideas, I’d be glad to give you credit in a future edition. And now I’ve come full circle I’ve gone from having a printed book for the last 20 years that I’ve been revising constantly to an e-book version. Here is your future edition, I’ve added information on how to adapt AIM for bear markets, added the latest list of online brokers and many other subtle changes. But the heart of the book remains the same because it is it is a strong heart, capable of handling the job AIM gives it in bull and now bear times.
              My original book was printed at Kinko’s, now called Kinko’s/FedEx using a spiral binding on 8.5 x 11″ paper or the traditional letter-size paper. This was done because I have many spreadsheets and other information that needed to be printed in large size so you would be able to read it easily. Obviously I can’t include all the spreadsheets in this e-book version because the book would be too large. So I am not including many of the spreadsheets in the actual e-book edition.
            However anybody who buys my e-book can e-mail me and will receive for free the full size 345 page + 8.5 x 11 Adobe Acrobat e-mail version of my book that will have all of the spreadsheets so that you can go to the particular Chapter and see the spreadsheets that I’m talking about in the e-book. Once you buy this e-book, just e-mail me at jeffee13athotmail.com (have to list this way) and tell me you have bought my e-book; please send me the free Adobe Acrobat version with the spreadsheets and I will be very happy to send it to you at no charge.And you will receive a free one-year subscription to my monthly investing letter that shows the best current stocks, ETFs, LEAPs (long-term options) and closed-end funds for the month.
The Author
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Jeffrey Weber was born in the Bronx. He had his first article published in Railroad Model Craftsman (model trains- published in Ramsey, NJ) in July, 1965, when he was 17. He has published his own newsletter for the last ten years. (http://www.jjjinvesting.com) A sample is available on his web site, which he designed. For over one year, he has published a weekly column for Talking Points newsletter entitled Contrarian Corner.
          Jeffrey went to college at the University of Arizona and got a Bachelor’s Degree in History & Government. Then went to a law school for a year and a half & then to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for a Bachelor’s in Accounting. He worked for the US Army as an auditor and lived 17 years in Germany, Korea, Japan & Belgium.He has his published a number of books including The Island of Wanted.