Saturday, April 12, 2008
Rome-Among those running for the elections this weekend to choose representatives for Rome's city council is Khalid Chaouki, (picture left)the founder of a group known as the Young Muslims, an association that brings together second generation Muslim immigrants in Italy."The fact that a young Muslim is already a candidate on the same level as many other Italian citizens represents a new and important step," said Chaouki in an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI). Chaouki is running as a candidate with the list of Francesco Rutelli, the centre-left Democrat Party nominee for mayor of Rome. "The role of those elected to institutions is to try and explain that being Muslim is not an identity per se, but being a Muslim means being a person who takes to his heart the problems of the country and of the city in which he lives and who is convinced that politics or the participation in politics, is a commitment to the service for the common good," said Chaouki. "The presence of Italian Muslims in institutions also serve make it normal for Muslim citizens to participate in the political life of the country."However Chaouki also knows there its a long road to achieving this goal. He could not hide his envy for the situation of second generation immigrants in neighbouring countries such as France where they have managed to occupy important positions in various departments such as the department of Justice. "I want to know long it's going to take for the Italian society to evolve before it's possible for an Obama, the son of an immigrant, can dream to lead the country," he said. Chaouki believes that the blame, in part, lies with the new Italian citizens. "Certainly the antipathy that many Italians have towards politics in general is also present among the new citizens," he said. "But it is necessary for us to participate in political life, in the life of political parties. The political forces, on their part, must then give ample space to issues such as immigration and integration."Chaouki, was a member of Italy's Consulta Islamica, a government-appointed body created to represent the various Muslim groups in Italy, which he claims has not lived up to its potential."In the Consulta I have had a glimpse of a space in which one can open a dialogue between the diverse realities of Islam in Italy, but unfortunately not all of the components shared this spirit of dialogue and the need to create an Italian Islam.""Some Muslim representatives of the Consulta wanted to transform it into a small parliament for Muslims in Italy, losing sight of its main objective, which is to open a direct dialogue with the Muslim community in Italy.""For some members of the Consulta, mosques are only places of hate and terrorism and not places of worship with institutional rights," he said. The candidate for Rome's adminstrative elections was critical of the Italian Islamic community, which he said is "lacking in a democratice and liberal culture and is "incapable of managing a civil confrontation between Muslims living in Italy."
And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim,because there was much water there:and they came,and were baptized.
For John was not yet cast into prison.
Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
And they came unto John,and said unto him, Rabbi,he that was with thee beyond Jordan,to whom thou barest witness,behold,the same baptizeth,and all men come to him.
John answered and said,A man can receive nothing,except it be given him from heaven.
Ye yourselves bear me witness,that I said,I am not the Christ,but that I am sent before him.
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom:but the friend of the bridegroom,which standeth and heareth him,rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice:this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
He must increase,but I must decrease."
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As in the days of Noah....
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light,that his deeds may be made manifest,that they are wrought in God."
While in New Delhi on Wednesday, Diouf said: "In the face of food riots around the world like in Africa and Haiti, we really have an emergency," noting that food stocks are at their lowest since 1980.Cereal prices have risen as a result of steady demand, supply shortages and new export restrictions but supplies could improve with an expected increase in production of 1.6 percent to a record 2.16 billion tonnes, the FAO report said.Diouf said seed prices have risen 36 percent for maize and 72 percent for wheat, while fertiliser has gone up 59 percent and feed 62 percent.In a complex system that varies according to different countries' political economies, factors behind the soaring prices include global warming, rising demand for biofuel, rising meat consumption and speculation on commodity futures, Diouf said.Jose Sumpsi, Diouf's assistant for technical cooperation, told reporters: "The markets are not working well. A few operators are controlling everything, raising the prices of inputs."He said not only the global market but regional, national and local market systems needed reforms.
"Furthermore, we can handle patients regardless of how serious their condition and even for long operations (up to 14 hours)," said Fischler."Our added value is the software."The system includes a bispectral monitor developed in the United States some years ago which can analyse the depth of the anaesthetic by recording brain activity. An electrode on the patient's brow enables the monitor to situate the depth of anaesthesia somewhere between zero and 100, depending on the bispectral index.Data is fed into a computer which controls the supply of morphine and hypnotising drugs, with the entire process constantly monitored by anaesthetists.
The bispectral index (BIS) can calculate the patient's brain state and signal any major malaise occurring.A bispectral index is a neurophysiological monitoring device which continually analyses a patient's electroencephalograms during general anaesthesia to assess the level of consciousness.
Friday, April 11, 2008
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned:but he that believeth not is condemned already,because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation,that light is come into the world,and men loved darkness rather than light,because their deeds were evil."
"I have actually been much more vocal on gay issues to general audiences than any other presidential candidate probably in history... I reasonably can see 'don't ask, don't tell' eliminated. I think that I can help usher through an Employment Non-Discrimination Act and sign it into law... The third thing I believe I can get done is in dealing with federal employees, making sure that their benefits, that their ability to transfer health or pension benefits the same way that opposite-sex couples do, is something that I'm interested in making happen... And finally, an area that I'm very interested in is making sure that federal benefits are available to same-sex couples who have a civil union... I, for a very long time, have been interested in a repeal of DOMA [the Defense of Marriage Act]."
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Jesus answered and said unto him,Art thou a master of Israel,and knowest not these things?
Verily,verily,I say unto thee,We speak that we do know,and testify that we have seen;and ye receive not our witness.
If I have told you earthly things,and ye believe not,how shall ye believe,if I tell you of heavenly things?
And no man hath ascended up to heaven,but he that came down from heaven,even the Son of man which is in heaven.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish,but have eternal life."
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As in the days of Noah...
That's a pretty broad list of things to explain with job loss.
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"There was a man of the Pharisees,named Nicodemus,a ruler of the Jews:
The same came to Jesus by night,and said unto him,Rabbi,we know that thou art a teacher come from God:for no man can do these miracles that thou doest,except God be with him.
Jesus answered and said unto him,Verily,verily,I say unto thee,Except a man be born again,he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him,How can a man be born when he is old?can he enter the second time into his mother's womb,and be born?
Jesus answered,Verily,verily,I say unto thee,Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh;and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee,Ye must be born again.
The wind bloweth where it listeth,and thou hearest the sound thereof,but canst not tell whence it cometh,and whither it goeth:so is every one that is born of the Spirit."