Edmund White on writing, incest, life and Larry Kramer

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Edmund White on writing, incest, life and Larry Kramer

Thursday, November 8, 2007

What you are about to read is an American life as lived by renowned author Edmund White. His life has been a crossroads, the fulcrum of high-brow Classicism and low-brow Brett Easton Ellisism. It is not for the faint. He has been the toast of the literary elite in New York, London and Paris, befriending artistic luminaries such as Salman Rushdie and Sir Ian McKellen while writing about a family where he was jealous his sister was having sex with his father as he fought off his mother’s amorous pursuit.

The fact is, Edmund White exists. His life exists. To the casual reader, they may find it disquieting that someone like his father existed in 1950’s America and that White’s work is the progeny of his intimate effort to understand his own experience.

Wikinews reporter David Shankbone understood that an interview with Edmund White, who is professor of creative writing at Princeton University, who wrote the seminal biography of Jean Genet, and who no longer can keep track of how many sex partners he has encountered, meant nothing would be off limits. Nothing was. Late in the interview they were joined by his partner Michael Caroll, who discussed White’s enduring feud with influential writer and activist Larry Kramer.

Considering Rhinoplasty At Different Ages}

Submitted by: Katie Perry

Rhinoplasty is as much an art form as it is a medical procedure. Because every nose is different, a surgeon must be skilled in a wide variety of techniques in order to achieve the best possible result for each patient. When determining how to proceed, a surgeon must take into account a patients nasal structure, surgical objectives, and other unique factors, including the patients age. As such, many people are curious about the ideal age for rhinoplasty, and the feasibility of undergoing the procedure at different ages.

Children

In general, it is not a good idea for a child who is still developing to undergo an elective, cosmetic procedure like a rhinoplasty. Specifically, due to the potential for disruption of the nasal growth centers, a surgeon must ascertain whether a childs nose has stopped growing before considering any form of nasal surgery. Because there is often a correlation between the maturity of the foot and the maturity of the nose, a simple but surprisingly accurate test is to determine when a prospective patients shoe size last changed. If it has been more than two years since a childs shoe size increased, there is a strong likelihood that his or her nose has also stopped growing, and that a nasal operation would be feasible. On average, this occurs around age 15 in girls and around age 16 or 17 in boys. Therefore, nasal surgery on a younger child is recommended only in the presence of extenuating circumstances, such as when a nasal obstruction creates significant breathing difficulties.

Teenagers

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Teenagers are also not commonly associated with cosmetic surgery. However, the physical component of changing a patients nasal appearance is not the only factor to bear in mind. In addition to physical development, it is important to assess a teenagers emotional maturity before considering any type of cosmetic procedure, including a nose job. Oftentimes, a compelling reason for a teenager to seek rhinoplasty is better social adjustment during the high school and college years. The evaluation of a teenager is a multi-faceted and complex process some teens are very mature and clear about what they want to change, while others might display photos of the latest pop star and explain that this is the nose they desire. As such, thoughtful conversation and examination should occur between a surgeon, the teen, and the teens parents before any cosmetic procedure is considered. A teenager must be mature enough to understand that the purpose of rhinoplasty is not to create a trendy nose, but rather to enhance the appearance of the nose so that it will continue to look good with age.

Young Adults

Young adults can be candidates for many types of plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty. Changes to the nasal structure can be entertained at this age because the nose has reached maturity. Nevertheless, if a prospective patient is considering a nose job for aesthetic reasons, a surgeon should carefully evaluate the patients expectations and motivations to ensure that they are realistic and appropriate. The best rhinoplasty candidates are well-adjusted and happy with their lives they simply want to improve the appearance of their noses, and are not seeking perfection. A prospective patient must understand that even slight changes to the shape of the nose can have a dramatic effect on his or her appearance. By the same token, a patient should not expect a nose job to transform him or her into someone else.

Middle-Aged Adults

Like young adults, middle-aged patients are also good candidates for rhinoplasty. Those who seek nose jobs tend to desire more subtle changes than their younger counterparts, mainly because their identities are usually well established at this point in their lives.

Seniors

Prospective patients in this category typically seek a more youthful representation of themselves. Sometimes, they experience a disconnect between what they see in the mirror and how they feel inside. At this age, most people do not seek drastic changes, but instead have a healthy desire to look good for their age. There is no upper age limit for rhinoplasty; rather, if a person is in overall good health (both mentally and physically) and has reasonable expectations, he or she is not too old for plastic surgery.

Consult with a Board Certified Surgeon

If you would like more information about rhinoplasty, either for yourself or for your child, its best to consult with an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A trusted surgeon can help you make a fully informed decision to help ensure that you are ultimately satisfied.

About the Author: Katie Perry is an online content editor in the Tampa Bay area. She posts articles about plastic surgery topics and procedures, including

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Jason-2 satellite launched to measure sea levels

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Jason-2 satellite launched to measure sea levels

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), or Jason-2, satellite, has been launched into low Earth orbit. A Delta II rocket carrying the satellite lifted off from Space Launch Complex 2W at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, United States, at 07:46 GMT this morning. Spacecraft separation occurred around an hour later, and the solar panels on the satellite have deployed.

OSTM is a collaboration between the American space agency, NASA, and the French space agency, CNES. It will study and map the surface of the oceans from space. The Delta II rocket flew in the 7320 configuration, the lowest capacity variant, with three solid rocket motors, and no third stage. The exact launch time was 07:46:25.192 GMT.

This is the third launch of a Delta II carrier rocket to be conducted so far this year, and the 137th overall. The next Delta II is scheduled to launch in mid-late August, with the GeoEye-1 civilian imagery satellite, however A GPS satellite launch which was delayed from mid July to an unconfirmed date could potentially occur before this. This is the 32nd orbital launch of 2008.

India: Maharashtra plastic ban comes into force

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India: Maharashtra plastic ban comes into force

Monday, June 25, 2018

On Saturday, the plastic ban in the Indian state of Maharashtra came into force. In an attempt to minimise pollution, the state government has introduced a ban on single-use plastics.

The leader of the Yuya Sena political party, Aaditya Thackeray, said on Twitter, “The ban on single use disposable plastic cups, plastic bags, plastic straws, plastic plates and cutlery, styrofoam cutlery and non woven bags”. He added, “these are global issues now and we have taken a step to combat it”.

Plastic pollution has led to the choking of drains, marine pollution and a risk of animals consuming plastics. This year, India’s motto for World Environment Day — June 5 — was “Beat Plastic Pollution”. People violating the plastic ban are to face a fine of 5,000 Indian Rupees (INR) for the first offence. For the second offence, the fine is INR 10,000 and the third time offence is INR 25,000 and a three-month prison term. Deputy municipal commissioner Nidhi Choudhary said, “To weed out corruption, we plan to give inspectors payment gadgets for electronic receipts of the fines”.

The Maharashtra government has given a 90-day period for manufacturers to dispose of existing polyethylene terephthalate (PET/PETE) plastic spoons and plates, while shopkeepers and citizens in general have six months to dispose of plastics. However, the ban does not prohibit plastic usage for wrapping medicines or milk cartons thicker than 50 microns.

The state government had announced the decision for the plastic ban on March 23. According to NDTV’s report, Maharashtra is the eighteenth Indian state to enforce a state-wide plastic ban. Aaditya Thackeray also said, “I congratulate the citizens for making this into a movement, even before the ban was enforceable, giving up single use disposable plastic.”

Manned Soyuz space mission aborts during launch

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Manned Soyuz space mission aborts during launch
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Soyuz MS-10, a manned Russian space mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS) for a six-month stay, was forced to abort by a booster rocket failure Thursday morning. Rescue teams successfully recovered both crew members, Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and United States astronaut Nick Hague, shortly after they landed safely in Kazakhstan.

About two minutes after launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which took place at 8:40 UTC on Thursday, a problem arose with the rocket boosters attached to the Soyuz rocket, during the process of booster separation. As the abort rocket system had been jettisoned a few moments earlier per normal launch procedure, the crew used the Soyuz capsule’s steering rockets to direct the spacecraft into a ballistic descent trajectory. During the descent, Ovchinin and Hague reportedly were subjected to forces of six to seven times Earth’s gravity. Ovchinin and Hague were safely recovered along with the spacecraft’s descent module about 12 miles (19 km) east of Jezkazgan, Kazakhstan, and 250 miles (402 km) from the launch site, approximately an hour and a half after lift-off. Both were taken to a hospital in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, for overnight observation as a precaution.

The incident, which is only the third mishap involving a manned Soyuz rocket since 1975 and the first since 1983, neither of which resulted in a fatality, comes nearly a month and a half after ISS mission controllers detected an air leak aboard the Soyuz MS-09 capsule presently docked at the ISS. Astronauts later found the leak to be the result of a drilled hole in the capsule’s wall before repairing it. Shortly after Thursday’s abort, the Russian government announced the formation of a state commission to investigate the launch failure.

Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin tweeted, “To clarify the cause of the accident at the Soyuz-FG LV, by my decision, a state commission was formed […] Telemetry is being studied. Rescue services work [sic] from the first second of the accident. The emergency rescue system of the Soyuz-MS ship worked normally. Crew rescued.”

Ovchinin and Hague were due to join the crew of Expedition 57 aboard the ISS in low Earth orbit, which would have brought the current ISS crew from three to five. The next manned Soyuz launch to the ISS, Soyuz MS-11, was originally slated for December, though it is now unclear when that mission will be launched, pending the Russian investigation.

Effective Tips For Social Media Marketing Mn

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Social media marketing MN services are not only an effective way of enhancing your brand recognition but also a cost-effective means of selling your products and services. Over the recent past, there are has been a social media boom in the internet. People across all the ages in MN use the social media to connect and share information about different products, services and brands with friends and relatives.

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This makes the social media an effective tool for marketers and companies that want to enhance their brand recognition. However, to reap all the benefits that the social media has to offer your company you need tips to guide you.

Here are some of the tips that you can use to tap all the potential of social media in your marketing campaign:

  • Choose the right social media sites: Social media sites are increasing at a very fast rate. However, to enjoy the full benefits of social media marketing in MN, you need to choose the right sites that are used by your target market. This is very important because it will enable them to get the information that they need about your product, service or brand.
  • Interact: Participation is a vital aspect of social media marketing. You have to interact with the users of the social media site or network that you choose for your marketing campaign to be successful. Through interaction, people will recognize your brand. Therefore, interact with the consumers by sharing information about your products and services as well as commenting on the posts. You should also facilitate conversations while preventing monologue.
  • Consistency: Be consistent by posting engaging content. Share such content on regular basis through different social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook. This will keep your brand at the top of the consumers’ mind. Every post should not be just about your product or company. Make your post relatable to consumers on the basis of the topical issues.
  • Be visual: Using photos, graphics, videos and infographics will increase interaction and engagement with your audience. Therefore, be as visual as possible in the social media.
  • Call to action: Including a call to action in your posts is very important. Ask your followers and consumers to respond or share your posts. You can also include links in your posts via which you can drive more traffic to your website.

Generally, social media marketing is now an integral part of every marketing campaign. Using these tips for social media marketing, your brand can greatly enhance the effectiveness of its marketing campaign.

Social media marketing is an effective way of boosting a brand, product or service performance in the market.

Andrea Muizelaar on fashion, anorexia, and life after ‘Top Model’

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Andrea Muizelaar on fashion, anorexia, and life after ‘Top Model’
July 4th, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Monday, November 26, 2007

In the 18 months since Andrea Muizelaar was crowned winner of the reality TV series Canada’s Next Top Model, her life has been a complete whirlwind. From working in a dollar store in her hometown of Whitby, Ontario, to modeling haute couture in Toronto, she had reached her dream of becoming a true Top Model.

But at what cost? Unknown to casual television viewers, Muizelaar had been enveloped in the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, which inevitably became too much for her to bear. She gave up modeling and moved back to Whitby, where she sought treatment for her disorder, re-entered college, and now works at a bank. Where is she now? Happy and healthy, she says.

Recently Andrea Muizelaar sat down with Wikinews reporter Mike Halterman in a candid interview that stretched to nearly two hours, as she told all about her hopes and aspirations, her battle with anorexia, and just what really happened on Canada’s Next Top Model.

Canada’s Toronto—Danforth (Ward 30) city council candidates speak

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Canada’s Toronto—Danforth (Ward 30) city council candidates speak
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Saturday, November 4, 2006

On November 13, Toronto residents will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Toronto Centre (Ward 28). One candidate responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Edward Chin, Paula Fletcher (incumbent), Patrick Kraemer, Suzanne McCormick, Daniel Nicastro, and Michael Zubiak.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

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Walking Costa Rica For Las Fiestas De Zapote

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By Tony Maniscalco

There are many important factors to consider when walking Costa Rica, such as what the best time of the year to visit is. Many would testify that the dry season from December to April is the most enjoyable time to visit. If you’re looking for a festive break with a difference though, many people recommend visiting for the festive season and spending a tropical Christmas in the rainforests of Costa Rica.

Although Costa Rica is a Catholic country, Christmas isn’t the only major celebration that takes place at the end of December. Las Fiestas de Zapote is a fiesta of all things Costa Rican, from rodeos and cowboys to fried food and alcohol. Las Fiestas de Zapote marks the end of the year and is basically a four-day-long New Year’s Eve celebration. When walking Costa Rica you’ll see that many towns have their own celebrations. However, the best are in the capital, San Jose, and those close to the area of Palmares.

When you get to the festival, although you’ll find an abundance of attractions to choose from, humane bullfights are the main spectacle. As you’ll soon discover, Costa Rican bullfighting is nothing like the Spanish style of bullfighting. Amateur men and woman enter a caged arena en masse and then very large bulls are released into this arena with often hilarious consequences. No bulls are harmed in this style of fighting and, as an animal loving nation, the Costa Ricans would certainly not abide the killing of animals for simple pleasure.

The festival ground covers a large area and features some great fair rides. Small portable bars are set up around the grounds and locals are able to dance the night away to the funky Latino beats, stopping every so often to fill up on delicious sweet churros and cotton candy.

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Walking Costa Rica around Christmas time is a rewarding prospect, not only do you have Las Fiestas de Zapote to look forward to, but Christmas also coincides with the Festival de la Luz, or, festival of lights. During the Festival de la Luz, the city of San Jose is decorated with bright lights and a carnival marks the start of the festivities.

You’ll also see many organised ‘topes’ while walking Costa Rica during the festive season; topes have taken place in the country since colonial times. In a tope, horseback riders from all over Costa Rica flock together to show off their best outfits and horses. Many have been training their animals all year for this event and topes often coincide with the Festival de la Luz.

Although you won’t see any pine trees in Costa Rica, you’re likely to see a lot of decorated Cypress trees hung with lights for Festival de la Luz, and mini portals for Christmas. Portals are the representation of the birth of Jesus and these are either hung from trees or included in household Nativity scenes. That is apart from the portal of Baby Jesus which cannot be placed with the others until December 25th, the date when the main presents are opened. Although, Christmas is celebrated on the same date as in the United Kingdom, don’t expect to come home to a filling roast dinner after a day walking Costa Rica. That kind of meal would be a little hard to stomach in the 22 degree heat. For this reason, hot tamales are the dish du jour and the spiced pork offers many visitors a welcome change from turkey and stuffing.

There are many important factors to consider when walking Costa Rica, such as what the best time of the year to visit is. Many would testify that the dry season from December to April is the most enjoyable time to visit. If you’re looking for a festive break with a difference though, many people recommend visiting for the festive season and spending a tropical Christmas in the rainforests of Costa Rica.

Although Costa Rica is a Catholic country, Christmas isn’t the only major celebration that takes place at the end of December. Las Fiestas de Zapote is a fiesta of all things Costa Rican, from rodeos and cowboys to fried food and alcohol. Las Fiestas de Zapote marks the end of the year and is basically a four-day-long New Year’s Eve celebration. When walking Costa Rica you’ll see that many towns have their own celebrations. However, the best are in the capital, San Jose, and those close to the area of Palmares.

When you get to the festival, although you’ll find an abundance of attractions to choose from, humane bullfights are the main spectacle. As you’ll soon discover, Costa Rican bullfighting is nothing like the Spanish style of bullfighting. Amateur men and woman enter a caged arena en masse and then very large bulls are released into this arena with often hilarious consequences. No bulls are harmed in this style of fighting and, as an animal loving nation, the Costa Ricans would certainly not abide the killing of animals for simple pleasure.

The festival ground covers a large area and features some great fair rides. Small portable bars are set up around the grounds and locals are able to dance the night away to the funky Latino beats, stopping every so often to fill up on delicious sweet churros and cotton candy.

Walking Costa Rica around Christmas time is a rewarding prospect, not only do you have Las Fiestas de Zapote to look forward to, but Christmas also coincides with the Festival de la Luz, or, festival of lights. During the Festival de la Luz, the city of San Jose is decorated with bright lights and a carnival marks the start of the festivities.

You’ll also see many organised ‘topes’ while walking Costa Rica during the festive season; topes have taken place in the country since colonial times. In a tope, horseback riders from all over Costa Rica flock together to show off their best outfits and horses. Many have been training their animals all year for this event and topes often coincide with the Festival de la Luz.

Although you won’t see any pine trees in Costa Rica, you’re likely to see a lot of decorated Cypress trees hung with lights for Festival de la Luz, and mini portals for Christmas. Portals are the representation of the birth of Jesus and these are either hung from trees or included in household Nativity scenes. That is apart from the portal of Baby Jesus which cannot be placed with the others until December 25th, the date when the main presents are opened. Although, Christmas is celebrated on the same date as in the United Kingdom, don’t expect to come home to a filling roast dinner after a day walking Costa Rica. That kind of meal would be a little hard to stomach in the 22 degree heat. For this reason, hot tamales are the dish du jour and the spiced pork offers many visitors a welcome change from turkey and stuffing.

About the Author: Tony Maniscalco is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. They offer over 250 guided group walking holidays in over 90 different countries. While walking Costa Rica with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, you will see scenic locations & landscapes at the best value prices.

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