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The July 1983 Tamil Pogrom In Sri Lanka

2017-07-22 colombotelegraph
It has been erroneously claimed that there has been an ‘ethnic conflict’ in Sri Lanka. There has been no ethnic conflict since 1915, and that was between the Sinhalese and the Muslims. What there has been for six decades, are a series of increasingly virulent pogroms against the Tamil people by a succession of Sinhalese-dominated government, assisted by Sinhalese political opportunists and ethno-religious chauvinists, and conducted by the Sinhalese Armed Forces (99% Sinhalese), with a degeneracy of Sinhala society and its rapid descent to barbarism.

Recording the hottest Thursday in June goes back further than you might think

So when did records begin? At some point someone must have said, “Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to write down when we had the wettest March or the hottest second Thursday in June.”

How To Hold Out: Lessons From A Labyrinth

2017-05-29 colombotelegraph
[This is a revised version of the Introduction to the book HOLDING OUT. The Prologue is by Asoka Handagama.]

T Bone Burnett, Jeff Bridges, Wes Studi and Stevie Salas Headline the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience 2017

2017-05-12 marketwired
ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwired - May 12, 2017) - Back for its fifth year of unique entertainment, the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFME) will provide a weeklong lineup June 6th-June 11th. In addition to one-of-a-kind musical performances, independent and blockbuster films and opportunities to engage with filmmakers, actors and musicians, AFME will be featuring showcase events with special guests, including "The Dude" himself, Jeff Bridges, 13-time Grammy ® Award-winning artist T Bone Burnett, acclaimed actor and producer Wes Studi, guitarist and producer Stevie Salas and many others.

Review: Powerful war opera 'Silent Night' opens in San Jose

2017-02-12 mercurynews
War, we are taught to believe, is the work of opposing forces. The characters of “Silent Night” are sworn enemies, soldiers from three countries facing each other in battle.

Canberra duo taking on quality international field at Australian 3-day event on home soil

ACT Orienteering competitors, five-time national champion Rob Walter of Cook and four-time national champion Jo Allison of Wright. Photo: Elesa Kurtz