Leaked audio shows Kevin McCarthy singled out Mo Brooks and Matt Gaetz for ‘endangering the security of lawmakers’ – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Two Republicans in Congress were identified by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as creating a security threat for other lawmakers with their efforts to overturn the 2020 election.”Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, feared in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack that seve…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/mccarthy-mo-brooks-matt-gaetz/

Autoconfiança – Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

” Acredite em você! Quando você acredita em si mesma, você consegue se lançar ao novo. Não só, se permite mudar. Saia da posição de vítima e seja a autora de sua história. Isso chama-se: Autoconfiança. Marii Freire Pereira. Autoconfiança https://Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo! Imagem ( Autoral) Santarém, Pá 26 de abril de 2022
— Read on pensamentos.me/2022/04/26/autoconfianca/

Tough Tuesday

On a mission

Are you Tough asked the Tuesday?

Yes and No came the short answer.

What do you mean by Y and N asked Tuesday?

Yes, if there is no external effect I am tougher

No, when there is an external impact.

Why so asked the Tuesday?

I have no idea what would be the intensity of the external factor.

Here is what Tuesday told to be Tough in any situations

Train Yourself

Orient your mind

Understand the situation

Get on to it.

Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

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Foster Farms, temp agencies fined $3.8 million over sick pay – Los Angeles Times

“Workers should not have to worry about financial hardship if they need to take care of themselves or a family member who is COVID positive,” Labor Commissioner Lilia García-Brower said in a release. “That’s what supplemental paid sick leave is for — it keeps sick workers at home and protects against the spread of COVID-19.”

The department did not say whether any of the temporary workers had contracted COVID-19 and missed work. Regardless, the $3.8 million in fines will be delivered to the workers.

Source: Foster Farms, temp agencies fined $3.8 million over sick pay – Los Angeles Times

Three Caribbean writers shortlisted for 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Petchary's Blog

There are three woman writers, from The Bahamas and Jamaica, vying for the Regional Prize for the Caribbean in the 2022Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The shortlist, announced on April 25, includes two previous winners, Jamaican Diana McCaulay (2012) – who has just completed her sixth novel, stay tuned! – and the Bahamas’ Alexia Tolas (2019). Another Jamaican, Sharma Taylor, is shortlisted for the fourth time. Two Caribbean writers living in the UK, J.S. Gomes (Trinidad & Tobago) and Cecil Browne (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) are also on the Canada and Europe shortlist. The selection was made from 6,730 entries from 52 Commonwealth countries.

Author Roland Watson-Grant, the regional winner for the Caribbean in 2021, speaks at an Independence literary event in Kingston a few years ago. (My photo)

The Caribbean winner of the 2021 prize was Jamaican novelist, screenwriter and travel writer Roland Watson-Grant, for his…

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Salute e Benessere

Napoli ieri oggi e domani

Salvia -Salvia officinalis L.
Atlante delle coltivazioni erbacee- Piante aromatiche

Famiglia: Labiatae
Specie: Salvia officinalis L.
Altri nomi comuni: Erba sacra


La Salvia è una pianta originaria dell’Europa meridionale, è presente in tutte le regioni italiane, coltivata e talora inselvatichita.

Salvia – Salvia officinalis L. (foto www.agraria.org)

Caratteri botanici

Pianta suffruticosa perenne, alta fino a 70 cm, con fusto ramoso; le foglie sono grigio-tomentose, bislunghe-lanceolate e persistenti in inverno. I fiori, blu-violacei, sono riuniti in verticillastri apicali.


Seminare all’inizio della primavera, coperto, a 18°C; la germinazione avviene dopo 1-2 settimane. Oppure seminare in tarda primavera in campo aperto, quando la temperatura rimane sopra i 7°C. la germinazione richiede 2-3 settimane. Diradare successivamente i germogli. Generalmente però la riproduzione avviene per talea erbacea fatta radicare in terriccio sabbioso. Quando sono sufficientemente sviluppate, trapiantare in vasi o terra piena, in posizione soleggiata, in substrato leggermente calcareo e ben drenato.

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Musicians on edge about touring as COVID rates rise again – Los Angeles Times (Me: Covidiocy strikes in California!!!)

“After hearing about Coachella lifting all of its COVID-19 restrictions, I almost sold my ticket,” she said. “My friends were determined to go, though. No one seemed to be worried about getting COVID-19.”

By the time she got home, Sánchez feared that she had come down with more than post-fest exhaustion. “I got tested a couple days later, and it was positive for COVID-19,” she said. “I wish I wore a mask for at least part of the weekend.”

She’s not alone. Reports from the Coachella Valley’s nine cities said cases spiked 77% after the festival’s first weekend, likely driven by the new Omicron subvariant BA.2. More new coronavirus cases likely went unreported, due to the preponderance of at-home testing. Sister festival Stagecoach, with country headliners Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs, returns to the Empire Polo Club this weekend.

Source: Musicians on edge about touring as COVID rates rise again – Los Angeles Times

Often, the Line Between Failure & Success is so Thin that We Hardly Know When We’re Right There

Motivation & Environment

In a world of difficulties, hardships, challenges, and hustles, being a genius or achieving success often comes by making consistent efforts. But while making those consistent efforts, many people fail or fall off the cliff when they get to the tipping point which, if they could just add a bit more effort, would produce large effects and great success.

The thing is that, after giving their all, so many people fail to recognize when they’ve reached the tipping point or line between failure and success. The next time you feel like giving up, even though you’ve invested a ton of time, patience, money, and whatnot, persuade yourself to push a little bit longer because you might just be on the thin line between failure and success.

Every time we’ve tried and tried and tried and gone some distance, chances are that success is just around the corner, but we fail…

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