Text of H.Res. 517: Original Slavery Remembrance Day Resolution of 2021 (Preprint (Unknown) version) – GovTrack.us

Whereas, on August 20, 1619, the first 20 enslaved Africans were brought to what is now Fort Monroe, then Point Comfort, in Hampton, Virginia against their will;

Whereas the House of Representatives recognizes August 20, 2021, as Slavery Remembrance Day and commemorates the lives of all enslaved people while also condemning the act and perpetuation of slavery in the United States of America and across the world;

Source: Text of H.Res. 517: Original Slavery Remembrance Day Resolution of 2021 (Preprint (Unknown) version) – GovTrack.us

(1) New studies say COVID-19 virus originated in Wuhan market in China – National | Globalnews.ca

“All this evidence tells us the same thing: It points right to this particular market in the middle of Wuhan,” said Kristian Andersen a professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Research and co-author of one of the studies. “I was quite convinced of the lab leak myself until we dove into this very carefully and looked at it much closer.”

In one study, which incorporated data collected by Chinese scientists, University of Arizona evolutionary biologist Michael Worobey and his colleagues used mapping tools to estimate the locations of more than 150 of the earliest reported COVID-19 cases from December 2019. They also mapped cases from January and February 2020 using data from a social media app that had created a channel for people with COVID-19 to get help.

Source: (1) New studies say COVID-19 virus originated in Wuhan market in China – National | Globalnews.ca

How Did a Man Accused of Attacking Lee Zeldin Go Free Without Bail? – The New York Times (Me: Fix is in to favor GOP candidate)

the involvement of Mr. Zeldin’s political allies prompted questions about the incident. Many Democrats seized on the relationship between the candidate and the Monroe County district attorney, Sandra Doorley, who as recently as this week was listed on Mr. Zeldin’s website as a campaign co-chair. They noted that the sheriff who filed the charge against Mr. Jakubonis, Todd K. Baxter of Monroe County, was also a vocal opponent of the bail law.

And, finally they wondered why Mr. Jakubonis had been charged with second- degree attempted assault, a charge that is not bail-eligible, virtually guaranteeing that he would be released as Mr. Zeldin had predicted.

“I have no idea why a prosecutor would not charge the more serious offense,” said Charles D. Lavine, a Democrat who serves as the chair of the Assembly’s judiciary committee and is a former criminal defense lawyer. “Here’s a situation where someone attacks an elected official with a weapon. Could it have been — as some people are suggesting — that the charge was drafted in such a way as to allow Zeldin to complain about the bail laws in the state of New York? That I don’t know.”

In rare rebuke, ASEAN scorches Myanmar for ‘highly reprehensible’ executions — Radio Free Asia

ASEAN on Tuesday issued its harshest criticism of the Burmese junta yet, calling Myanmar’s execution of four political prisoners “highly reprehensible” and saying it displayed “a gross lack of will” to return the member-state to normalcy.

Malaysia, an outspoken member of the Southeast Asian bloc, separately called their killings a “crime against humanity.” The top Malaysian diplomat said “no Myanmar military regime representative” should be allowed at any meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including the next ASEAN foreign ministers’ gathering, scheduled for Aug. 3.

Source: In rare rebuke, ASEAN scorches Myanmar for ‘highly reprehensible’ executions — Radio Free Asia

Alltagsszenen in Laos

Senioren um die Welt

In Laos ticken die Uhren etwas langsamer als in anderen asiatischen Ländern. Nirgendwo scheint man dort zu hetzen, überall ist die Ruhe und Gelassenheit zu spüren, wie man sie schon frühmorgens beim Almosengang der Mönche sieht, selbst in Vientiane, der größten Stadt des Landes und zugleich der kleinsten Hauptstadt Südostasiens. Laos zieht mit seinem gelassenen Lebensrhythmus, der lebendigen Kultur und vor allem seinen herzlichen und liebenswerten Bewohnern jeden Besucher in seinen Bann, der sich darauf einlässt.


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For you writer. Pra você escritor

Coisas da SIL

Dia do escritor
Aquele que inspira
Inventa e se reinventa.

Aquele que abala com
As linhas
Palavras

Que segue sua sina
Na vida corrida
Fria, quente e linda.

Que consegue mexe
Tocar o carente
Deixando contente.

Que inspira
Respira
Anima e convida
A ler, escrever e viver.
Feliz dia do escritor
Pra você que foi leitor
E careceu compor
Versos lindos de dor e amor.

and reinvents itself…

The writer’s day that inspires and reinvents itself.

the one who shakes with the words

words that follows his sina in the cold, warm and beautiful race life.

That manages to touch the needy leaving content.

Which inspires breathtakes and invites you to read, write and live.

Happy writer’s day for you who was reader and lacked beautiful verses of pain and love.

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