31 января, 02:10

Read These Stunning Poems By Writers From Each Of The Muslim Ban Countries

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); In the wake of the anti-immigrant and -refugee executive order put into effect by President Trump on Friday, many have responded with an outpouring of love for their immigrant families, friends and communities.  Poet Kaveh Akbar responded to the unconstitutional order, which blocks refugees from Syria and temporarily blocks travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, by sharing poems from writers who have roots in Libya, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Syria on Twitter. Just gonna post poems today by poets from nations banned by the immigration block:— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 “When you read a poem by a poet who is living in Syria, you are granted access to an experience that is absolutely nothing like your experience living in Duluth or Montpelier,” Akbar said in an interview with PBS News Hour. “So I think that engaging in that work is one of the most empathetic things we can do right now.” Despite the White House’s attempts to paint immigrants and refugees as terrorists and criminals, with a simple gesture Akbar made abundantly clear just who Trump’s executive order will keep off American soil: poets; artists; living, breathing, loving human beings. Read their words and see into their worlds below.  Mohsen Emadi, translated by Lyn Coffin. Iran. pic.twitter.com/sTJkT37VUE— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "Filled with grief bordering happiness, / I didn’t care if I was safe" - Khaled Mattawa. Libya. https://t.co/sa8Fn4jTD1 pic.twitter.com/DtBuuKgtZE— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "In the caverns of its death / my country neither dies / nor recovers" - Abdullah Al-Baradoun. Yemen. https://t.co/wD0hNR3bDn— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "We are the kings of the world: / Their homes are buried in bills and accounts / Our homes are buried in autumn" -Muhammad al-Maghut. Syria. pic.twitter.com/HZgobXj5BP— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "i think i am a tough girl because i smoked / my first cigarette & don’t love my boyfriend" - Safia Elhillo. Sudan. https://t.co/Da3HaKm8gN pic.twitter.com/DsIG3J7OEs— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "Then, bird songs were not ominous. / Danger did not orbit like a gang of gnats." - Ladan Osman. Somalia. https://t.co/vVyn6iL6CS pic.twitter.com/IaCyclbZ8Y— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "Who are the real men? / No one knows" - Amal Al-Jubouri, translated by Rebecca Gayle Howell and Husam Qaisi. Iraq. pic.twitter.com/THAD2aePK7— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "Clap with flowers in your hand for America, her wall" - Amal Al-Jubouri, translated by Rebecca Gayle Howell and Husam Qaisi. Iraq. pic.twitter.com/2hn9fkJcjJ— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "I among fields of speech, / a knight on a horse made of dirt." - Adonis, translated by Khaled Mattawa. Syria. https://t.co/SPCBPu9YLz pic.twitter.com/cicehShubV— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "He suffers pain / And the world becomes small for him." - Majid Naficy, translated by Majid Naficy and Harriet Tannenbaum. Iran. pic.twitter.com/sF65tUFiNF— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "Seven girls inside a flute. The ghoul twirls and / twirls and eats one of the girls. / Six girls inside a flute." -Kamal Ben Hameda. Libya. pic.twitter.com/vCwM8kxAOc— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "A graceful doe supports me in exile / And here in her bosom she’ll lodge me." - Shalom Shabazi. Yemen. https://t.co/vzyMFp4OPV pic.twitter.com/RxNveoeJPu— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "Whoever lights up the past / sets the future ablaze" - Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi. Sudan. https://t.co/Bjhn2ofyJI pic.twitter.com/weCe2MxEbe— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "no one puts their children in a boat / unless the water is safer than the land" - Warsan Shire. Somalia. https://t.co/PIawzfSgLe— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "The creatures / are gentler there, / and the governments / have no secrets." - Dunya Mikhail. Iraq. https://t.co/DLNPgISEVc pic.twitter.com/v8dafn0Wk4— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "When a man is in love / how can he use old words?" - Nizar Qabbani. Syria. https://t.co/hRNqglSIuT pic.twitter.com/pTcco9fBrR— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "No, I haven't outgrown / my tongue. It's a coat / your mother gives you" - Khaled Mattawa. Libya. https://t.co/b7HssPBVtH pic.twitter.com/kpQvpHN7Gm— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "The poet who was alone with his corpse / in a room full of his corpse..." - Shawqi Shafiq. Yemen. https://t.co/Z57PMl79BD pic.twitter.com/kye6aBD0Lm— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "forgive me / i cannot teach you to say my name / i am from / anywhere halved by water" - Safia Elhillo. Sudan. https://t.co/eGs4jQtSWX pic.twitter.com/9DdsTCsomZ— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "'Do you know me?' the old sadness asks. // She ignores it" - Ladan Osman. Somalia. pic.twitter.com/Oo9xMdlHuD— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "We are the kings of the world: / Their homes are buried in bills and accounts / Our homes are buried in autumn" -Muhammad al-Maghut. Syria. pic.twitter.com/HZgobXj5BP— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 "We are the kings of the world: / Their homes are buried in bills and accounts / Our homes are buried in autumn" -Muhammad al-Maghut. Syria. pic.twitter.com/HZgobXj5BP— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 Okay, I think that's at least three from each country (plus more if you click thru the links). Thanks for reading along with me, friends.— Kaveh Akbar (@KavehAkbar) January 30, 2017 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

30 января, 19:28

To Steve Bannon, Concerning Hobbits

Sir -- Twice now you have publicly referred to your alt-right constituency as 'hobbits'. In December you told the Daily Mail that your following of 'hobbits' should continue to keep you and Trump honest after you take power. More recently, in your epic blowup at the New York Times, you referred to your candidate's rise to victory as a revolt of 'working-class hobbits.' I'm assuming that in your referencing of that fair and humble folk you are attempting to paint a picture of simple, rural people who like good-tilled earth, are slow to anger, but when called upon are a force to be reckoned with. Presumably you've actually read the Lord of the Rings -- though from my experience, those who share your political affiliations aren't overly fond of books, except, perhaps, when throwing them on bonfires, or waving them in front of frenzied television crowds as examples of intellectual elitism. But if you have read it, then you know where the real analogy lies. No, I'm not going to compare you to the Dark Lord Sauron. That would be insulting to that formidable Maiar, who -- though evil to the core -- was the holder of some actual power worth speaking of. Rather, may I direct your attention to chapter 18 of Return of the King -- The Scouring of the Shire. When Sam and Frodo return from their epic quest to Mordor -- which they are only able to accomplish through humility, love, and reliance upon one another -- they find that their beloved Shire has been taken over by xenophobic thugs. A huge wall has been put up to unnecessarily keep foreigners out, and childish shire-dwellers who have no experience or knowledge of the world have formed vigilante bands, guarding the realm against a trumped up 'enemy' who doesn't actually exist. The defining characteristics of this new, scoured, Shire -- it is an unfriendly place for foreigners, it is built upon lies told by a worm-tongued henchman, it is run by people with no experience, it is surrounded by a big and utterly unnecessary wall, and it is an environmental wasteland. As Tolkien said -- "trees had been wantonly felled, the old mill had been replaced by a great brick building straddling the stream, which it fouled with a steaming and stinking outflow." In Sam's words -- it was worse than Mordor. Sound familiar? Stinking outflow? Worse than Mordor? So if in labeling your constituency hobbits you really intend to say that they have been duped into following Grima Wormtongue into a dystopian thug state, then perhaps you have a point. If you're trying to paint your hobbits as the 'good guys...' Not so much, Mr. Bannon. Not so much. Such analogies would not have sat well with J.R.R. Tolkien, who loved most and despised few, and the few he despised were mostly Nazis. Perhaps you know, that in 1938, before the outbreak of the great war, the German publisher of the Hobbit requested that Tolkien provide evidence of his Aryan heritage, so that they could ascertain if he had any Jewish blood. Here is a part of his response -- "Thank you for your letter. I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by arisch [Aryan]. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people. My great-great-grandfather came to England in the eighteenth century from Germany: the main part of my descent is therefore purely English, and I am an English subject - which should be sufficient. I have been accustomed, nonetheless, to regard my German name with pride, and continued to do so throughout the period of the late regrettable war, in which I served in the English army. I cannot, however, forbear to comment that if impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature, then the time is not far distant when a German name will no longer be a source of pride. Tolkien certainly would have made no bones about correcting your misplaced fantasy novel analogies, your misplaced emphasis on national heritage as indicator of criminal intent, and your history, which -- as is all too common among fascist movements-- imagines an illusory white homeland that needs to be 'made great again.' There's only one problem -- the great white America of which you speak doesn't exist and never did. And if history is any indicator, the pipe dream you're selling has an extremely rapid expiration date. Namarië, Josh -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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28 января, 14:00

'I was weak, despairing, confused': did writing a novel make me ill?

It started with a bottomless tiredness, and soon novelist Sarah Perry was unable to function. Had she brought it all on herself?On Christmas Eve 2013, with hail falling on Norwich, I set out to jog three miles through the storm on the path beside the river. The spire of the cathedral was obscured by pearly cloud; snowdrops speckled the riverbank; it was pleasant to feel the little cut of ice on cheek. All this I recall with wonder, for that moment has crystallised in my memory as youth’s last day before, at the age of 34, old age struck me like a brick in a sock.I cannot say when I first began to realise I was ill, for it came on me surreptitiously, with each new symptom readily explained. I was tired, probably; I was anxious, that was it: cared too deeply about the fate of my debut novel, of the work in progress. Yet by the following Christmas I felt as though I were a badly stitched garment coming apart at the seams. I was no athlete, nor had I ever been, but I’d never been troubled by anything more serious than an asthma cough, and had always thought of myself as rather like a shire horse: healthy, stolid, large of hindquarter and small of foot; willing to walk any distance in any weather, given the promise of a nosebag. How could it be, then, that washing my hair exhausted my arms until I let them fall by my side? How could a brief walk weary me to tears? Why did I wake at midnight, at two, at four, at six; why did I topple against the arm of the sofa at nine in the evening, and ask, like a child, to be put to bed? Why did I ache from heel to hip, with that dreary pain, hardly worth a single Nurofen, that comes when one has been chilled to the marrow? By the time 2016 put its malevolent head around the door, it occurred to me that I’d been in pain every day for 18 months. Continue reading...

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23 января, 12:26

Сезон отчетностей поддерживает оптимизм американских инвесторов

Котировки мартовских фьючерсов на нефть марки Brent колеблются в районе отметки в $55.4 за баррель, находясь под давлением после выхода данных о бурном росте числа активных нефтяных буровых установок в США. Фьючерсы на ведущие фондовые индексы США сегодня утром несут небольшие потери. Основные азиатские фондовые индикаторы не показывают единой динамики. Премаркет европейской сессии сигнализирует о вероятном небольшом понижении ведущих европейских фондовых индексов в начале торгового дня. Ведущие европейские фондовые индексы в пятницу снизились. Британский фондовый индекс FTSE 100 по итогам дня потерял 0.14% при оборотах торгов на уровне среднемесячных. При этом наибольшее отрицательное влияние на поведение этого фондового индикатора оказало снижение котировок акций крупнейшей британской розничной сети Tesco (-2.1%) и фармацевтических компаний AstraZeneca (-3.4%), Shire (-2%).

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23 января, 09:36

Сезон отчетностей поддерживает оптимизм американских инвесторов

Котировки мартовских фьючерсов на нефть марки Brent колеблются в районе отметки в $55.4 за баррель, находясь под давлением после выхода данных о бурном росте числа активных нефтяных буровых установок в США. Фьючерсы на ведущие фондовые индексы США сегодня утром несут небольшие потери. Основные азиатские фондовые индикаторы не показывают единой динамики. Премаркет европейской сессии сигнализирует о вероятном небольшом понижении ведущих европейских фондовых индексов в начале торгового дня. Ведущие европейские фондовые индексы в пятницу снизились. Британский фондовый индекс FTSE 100 по итогам дня потерял 0.14% при оборотах торгов на уровне среднемесячных. При этом наибольшее отрицательное влияние на поведение этого фондового индикатора оказало снижение котировок акций крупнейшей британской розничной сети Tesco (-2.1%) и фармацевтических компаний AstraZeneca (-3.4%), Shire (-2%).

21 января, 01:50

Shire's (SHPG) ADHD Candidate's NDA Accepted by FDA

Shire plc (SHPG) announced that the FDA has acknowledged receipt of the Class 2 resubmission of a New Drug Application (NDA) for pipeline candidate, SHP465.

19 января, 18:00

Is Shire plc a Great Stock for Value Investors?

Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment.

18 января, 20:37

Alcobra Stock Down on Poor Late-Stage Data on ADHD Drug

Shares of Alcobra Ltd. (ADHD) declined 50.7% after the company reported disappointing top-line results from a phase III study, MEASURE, on ADHD drug, metadoxine, extended release.

18 января, 01:13

Merrimack (MACK) Goes Uphill: Is a Turnaround Likely?

Shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (MACK) have increased 47.9% in the last twelve months as the company looks to restructure business.

16 января, 10:15

Фондовые индексы Европы завершили ростом третью неделю подряд, FTSE 100 достиг очередного рекорда

Европейские фондовые индексы выросли в пятницу, завершив подъемом третью неделю подряд.

14 января, 02:13

Keryx Releases Auryxia Data for Iron Deficiency Anemia

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (KERX) recently announced the publication of results from a phase III in the online issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

13 января, 10:32

Фондовые индексы Европы снизились в четверг, но британский FTSE снова вырос

Европейские фондовые индексы завершили в минусе торги в четверг вслед за котировками акций автомобилестроительных и фармацевтических компаний, однако британский индикатор вновь увеличился и обновил рекорд.

12 января, 13:17

Европейские фондовые индексы снижаются в четверг, дешевеют акции ритейлеров

Европейские фондовые индексы снижаются в четверг вслед за котировками акций фармацевтических компаний.

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11 января, 23:05

Shire agrees $350m settlement in US ‘kickback’ case

UK-listed group accused of ‘lavish inducements’ for doctors to use skin treatment

11 января, 12:00

This Video Of A Road Being Surfaced Is Ridiculously Satisfying

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10 января, 02:34

Merrimack (MACK) Sells Onivyde Rights to Ipsen for $1B

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MACK) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Ipsen for $1.0 billion for Onivyde.

06 января, 15:24

Pharma Stock Roundup: PCSK9 Inhibitor Praluent in News, Allergan's Preliminary 2017 View

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06 января, 01:09

12 Related Actors Who Have Worked Together

Hollywood is full of family ties! Here are 12 related actors who have worked together on-screen, some of which played family members.