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    As happens on numerous occasions, people post an Interesting article, but no link. I would like this thread to take care of that problem. Feel free to post worthy news articles here, where no one can demand a link, as this is what this thread is about.........no link. Please dont post bogus reports, as I have on occasion found interestings articles, but have not had a link, so I could only send to friends. We are all in this Investment together and only want to be as well Informed as possible. As adults we can all make are own decisions as to what to believe.......and what not to.

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    Arts Academy Promotes Iraqi Reconciliation
    “Everybody is one on the stage," director of ballet troupe says

    By James Helicke
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    The Iraqi National Ballet performs a scene from the ballet, Sleeping Beauty, during a 10-day workshop held in July in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. About 300 of the most talented performers from across Iraq trained with acclaimed U.S. artists, helping to reinforce a sense of unity, normalcy and hope through the arts. (State Dept.)

    The Iraqi National Ballet performs a scene from the ballet Sleeping Beauty during a workshop held in Erbil, Iraq. (State Dept.)Erbil, Iraq -- Young Iraqi ballerinas in pink costumes gracefully glided across a stage to a concerto by Mozart as a veteran U.S. dancer watched their every step.

    "Listen to the music," Quae Simpson gently told the girls, members of Baghdad’s only ballet troupe. "Watch your posture!"

    The workshop was one of dozens at Iraq's National Unity Performing and Visual Arts Academy held in July in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. The academy provided an opportunity for about 300 of the most talented performers from across Iraq to train with acclaimed U.S. artists, and reinforced a sense of unity, normalcy and hope through the arts.

    Ten professional musicians and performers from the not-for-profit organization American Voices provided the free training to the Iraqi ballet dancers, folk dancers and musicians, classical musicians, jazz musicians and hip-hop performers. The program was supported by the U.S. Embassy and the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government Ministry of Culture. (See related article.)

    "I’m a teacher. This is my passion and I have to share it," said Simpson, a Baltimore native who has been a featured dancer in popular New York musical productions. “I think it’s up to us to let people know we care.”

    Mahasin al-Khatib, director of Baghdad’s Butterfly Ballet Company, added that the arts academy promotes reconciliation and national unity for Iraq.

    "We feel there’s a strong love that binds us here together. Everybody is one on the stage," said al-Khatib, a Russian-trained ballerina. "I brought Kurds, Assyrians, Shia and Sunnis together. I wanted to bring all these people together, to unite the Iraqi people through dance."

    However, she also acknowledged that pursuing her love for ballet has often been challenging amid violence in Baghdad. In 2005, on the day of a wedding for one of her brothers, another brother was killed. Her ballet group had been scheduled to participate in a cultural event in Cairo, Egypt, the next day.

    "I was almost finished. But because of my love for ballet and the arts, I realized that life should continue. I needed to prove this, so I went," she said.

    Many artists at the arts academy expressed optimism that the arts might contribute to healing Iraq’s wounds from conflict.

    "I don’t care about war and fighting. I care about dancing," said Brwa Abdulrahman, a self-taught hip-hop dancer from the northern city of Sulaimaniyah. "It’s a reality that we lived in war. But we didn’t take part. We just danced."

    The intense training -- sometimes beginning early in the morning and ending late at night -- culminated in two gala concerts that emphasized national unity.

    A "Jazz Bridges Concert" on July 22 featured blends of Iraqi Kurdish and Arabic folk music with jazz themes along with traditional music and dance. A July 23 "National Unity Concert" concluded with a performance by a national unity orchestra that combined the talents of the Iraq National Symphony Orchestra and orchestras from the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.

    Organizers also worked to ensure that the training and belief in the arts would not end with the close of the program. American Voices donated many musical scores, teaching materials, ballet slippers and other supplies that are difficult to find in Iraq. It was a gesture that the young ballerinas are unlikely to forget.

    "They slept with their slippers under their pillows," al-Khatib, the ballet director, said of her dancers. "They were dreaming like Cinderella."

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    Its great to see that the Iraqi's can overcome this horrible situation and show there love of the arts,

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    Its been said that certain companies will begin drilling in the North, regardless of of the HCL, or otherwise. This will start to happen between the 7th-10th of this month. While I had thought to keep this quiet, as Ive had nothing concrete, has anyone else heard this?

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    This is a great idea, thanks miss bee.

    Or was that mrs. bee?LOL

    i think that is interesting about the companies that will begin drilling. guess we will have to watch for it.

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    Habakkuk 2:2-3 Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision And make it plain on tablets,
    That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

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    Found elsewhere that the sotaliraq website has been hacked....

    Eerie......
    Do unto others....you know the rest...

    Here I am getting my Dinar News Fix waiting for that "Bold Adjustment"

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    Professor Iraqi Invent a New Machine for the Liquidation of Sea Water

    Adel Ebeid Sharif Husseini was born in the area of power in Iraq; I was educated in the district Shamia then graduated from Baghdad University Engineering Department; In 1987 emigrated to Britain within the scientific mission benefited students top ten; get the ******* and then doctorate from the University of Wales in Swansea then began his research scholar at the University of surrey and then up to the professor and then to the professor.

    Professor just specialize in the area of separation of materials and membranes in the medical industry; Leaders ambitious and perseverance to the discovery of a new technique for the liquidation of seawater.

    Says Professor Adel; The new technology similar to the old technique known in water purification; , Which depend on the pressure of salted water to extract fresh water; As it separates new discoveries about how water (osmosis) natural; Therefore, the machines used by at least ten times the cost of the old machines; This has led companies and investors to buy shares of his company as soon as they enter the capital market and business in London stock company.

    Professor just happened in 2005 to grant amount Seventy million pounds sterling of the British Association of innovations; In 2007 received the medal of excellence for best representative of the Muslim community in Britain;

    Adel al-Husseini, when talking about the world's water crisis and the greenhouse effect speaks bitterly and says : that the solution to us; But the giant companies do not want; Because it is not profitable! Whatever thought, wrote in the British newspaper Alandbent Fosalth telephone threats from persons and companies; Does not want to disclose the identity!

    Professor said : "The ideal solution to address the water shortage in the world and the greenhouse effect is planting trees; Yes, says reforestation is the solution; Because the plants and trees absorb carbon dioxide gas and release oxygen in the water! But this solution does not pleased companies seeking to reap profits even at the expense of the future of mankind! هكذا يقول:Thus wrote :

    The world will witness a large drier in the southern part of the rains and floods in the northern part (rich), and this is what happened in Britain recently; Men money, business and commercial companies investing in disaster effects of nature, especially floods : such as dam construction, which has collapsed; Housing; Shops; Selling more goods destroyed, etc.;

    They were the same companies that sell auto engine and air-conditioning their gas adversely affect the ozone layer!

    Asked about the role of scientists and politicians?

    He replied : world political subject (unfortunately) to the owners of capital! The process of afforestation costly but unprofitable! States are also requiring green belt is the South; Industrialized countries enjoy the green and flushing rivers in all seasons!

    ؟I said : But this will lead to the migration of scary from the south towards the north in search of water and green?

    He said this does not matter much capital owners; They will benefit from the cheap labor in the North after they Itardonha in the south! !

    Adds Professor transplant if every British citizen Nakhla, one in Iraq (60 million Nakhla) were able to reduce the greenhouse effect over the skies of Britain for many years to come!

    Talk with just Husseini interesting and complex one, when talking about the Arab people, or about his Iraq add some hope for the future de****e the state of frustration among Arab youth; Wrote :

    Our young people must work and persevere there is nothing impossible in this life; In 2025 Iraq will become the richest country in the world after China, according to Western economic institutionsAnd Iraq can be disbursed to 260 million people over a thousand years; Given the oil reserve, which exalts him; This is what gives us hope that investment in the minds of the new generations

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    Five Iraqi Orchestras Unite for U.S. Embassy-Sponsored National Unity Performing and Visual Arts Academy
    Classical, Jazz, Theater, Contemporary Dance– U.S. Cultural Diplomacy Brings Iraqis Educational Curriculum July 14-23, 2007
    Erbil, Iraq
    August 1, 2007


    The french horn section of the Iraqi National Orchestra plays at the culmination of 10-day camp in Erbil, Iraq. (State Dept.)

    The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with not-for-profit organization American Voices and the Kurdish Regional Government Ministry of Culture united five Iraqi Orchestras on one stage this July, as part of The National Unity Performing and Visual Arts Academy. The Academy -- the first project of its kind in Iraq – provided a cross cultural educational experience to nearly 300 of the country's aspiring performers.

    A team of ten renowned American music, dance and theater instructors visited Northern Iraq, creating a ten day training camp for young Iraqi artists. In addition to providing free training, the academy united all of Iraq's four orchestras, as well as a newly formed Youth Orchestra, on one stage for a performance at the culmination of the program.

    “It is indeed an historic moment for all of Iraq’s orchestras to be united, in harmony, on one stage,” said U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker. “It is wonderful to see the fusion of American and Iraqi cultural heritage and talent.”

    Through the academy, arts educators provided detailed instruction in Jazz, Classical, Chamber music and more. Dance studies included Ballet, Jazz and contemporary dance, while Theater sessions incorporated selections from “Grease” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

    “This demonstrates the progress that can be achieved when Iraqis of various backgrounds come together for a common purpose” said Pat Butenis, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Baghdad, at the opening of the National Unity Concert.

    The National Unity Performing and Visual Arts Academy is a follow-up to a joint U.S. Embassy-American Voices program in February 2007 at Baghdad’s Al Rasheed hotel, which featured an American song and dance ensemble and the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, performing for an Iraqi audience, as well as Under Secretary of State Karen Hughes.

    During a walkthrough of the academy, Minister of Culture for the Kurdish Regional Government Falakadin Kakaye, praised the program, saying “Art means life to us. I am sure that through music and culture in general, we can solve the problems of Iraq. We can do this through tolerance and peacefully living together.”

    In addition to the U.S. Embassy and American Voices, the National Unity Performing and Visual Arts Academy received support from the Ministry of Culture of the Kurdish Regional Government, the Baghdad School of Music and Dance, The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, The Symphony Orchestras of Erbil and Suleimanya, National Folk Dancers of Iraq and the Institutes of Fine Arts in Erbil, Suleimanya and Dohuk.

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