Neil Simon, a Master of Comedy on Broadway, Is Dead at 91 – The New York Times

Rogues & Vagabonds

neil-simon

Neil Simon, the playwright whose name was synonymous with Broadway comedy and commercial success in the theater for decades, and who helped redefine popular American humor with an emphasis on the frictions of urban living and the agonizing conflicts of family intimacy, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 91.

via Neil Simon, a Master of Comedy on Broadway, Is Dead at 91 – The New York Times

View original post

Lindsay Kemp, performer and Bowie mentor, dies at 80 – BBC News

Rogues & Vagabonds

Lindsay Kemp performing Kemp Dreams Kabuki Courtesan in Florence, Italy, in June 2017. MAURIZIO DEGL'INNOCENTI/EPA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Lindsay Kemp performing Kemp Dreams Kabuki Courtesan in Florence, Italy, in June 2017. MAURIZIO DEGL’INNOCENTI/EPA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

Kate Bush has paid tribute to ground-breaking dancer, mime artist and choreographer Lindsay Kemp, who has died aged 80.

She described Kemp – who taught her to dance – as “inspirational” and “a truly original and great artist of the stage”.

He collaborated with David Bowie as he invented…

via Lindsay Kemp, performer and Bowie mentor, dies at 80 – BBC News

View original post

Happy Birthday Herceg Bosna

Happy Birthday .. Herce Bosnia and to all its people ….. 🎂

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Today, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Serbs have their own entity, Serbian Republic (Republika srpska) and Bosniaks/Muslims dominate the Federation entity where Bosniaks and Croats were intended to hold equal rights, political and existential power. That was the intention and the spirit of the 1995 Dayton Accords, which were designed to keep BiH in one piece, at peace, led and lived by three Constitutional people: Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs.

In the early 1990s when Serb and Yugoslav People’s Army pursued a terrible and bloody war of aggression in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina aggression in order to stop the imminent break-up of former communist Yugoslavia, in order to stop death of communism and birth of democracy, Bosnia and Herzegovina saw an increasing crush of Croat’s rights and identity. Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Muslims (a.k.a. Bosniaks) ruled the day and wielded power (for their own interests) on the international scene, leaving…

View original post 940 more words

Europe’s Biggest Illegal Turtle Farm Dismantled

"OUR WORLD"

europol.europa.eu

The Spanish Guardia Civil carried out the operation in which some 1 100 turtles and 750 eggs were rescued
Three individuals have been arrested and three others detained
Europol supported the operation by coordinating the exchange of information between Spain and the following European countries: Austria, France, Germany and Italy

14 of the 50 most endangered species in the world

Operation Coahuila, carried out within the framework of Europol’s operation Naultinus, began in February 2017 when officers from the Spanish Guardia Civil seized a shipment of turtles at Mallorca airport, as the turtles in the shipment did not match the details included in the corresponding declaration.

Police later discovered a farm in the Balearic Islands devoted to the industrial breeding of several species of water turtles and tortoises. More than 1 100 adults and hatchlings and over 750 eggs were seized. These numbers are expected to increase because there…

View original post 318 more words