Day: March 31, 2020

The Jesuits (The Society of Jesus)

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(Company of Jesus, Jesuits)

See also DISTINGUISHED JESUITS, JESUIT APOLOGETIC, EARLY JESUIT GENERALS, and four articles on the history of the Society: PRE-1750, 1750-1773, 1773-1814, and 1814-1912.

The Society of Jesus is a religious order founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola. Designated by him “The Company of Jesus” to indicate its true leader and its soldier spirit, the title was Latinized into “Societas Jesu” in the Bull of Paul III approving its formation and the first formula of its Institute (“Regimini militantis ecclesia”, 27 Sept., 1540). The term “Jesuit” (of fifteenth-century origin, meaning one who used too frequently or appropriated the name of Jesus), was first applied to the society in reproach (1544-52), and was never

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Eritrea – Political structure


 



Political structure in Eritrea

 


Head of state: President Isaias Afwerki

Head of government: President Isaias Afwerki


 


President Isaias Afwerki


President Isaias Afwerki.


 


President Isaias Afwerki and his cabinet of 16 ministers, regional governors and other
officials form the 24-member State Council, the executive branch of the Eritrean government,
chaired by the president.

An unicameral 150-member National Assembly which comprises 75 Central Committee members
of the ruling PFDJ, together with 75 others (representatives elected by the general population,
of whom at least 11 must be women, and 15 members representing Eritreans living abroad) form
the legislative branch of the democratic government of Eritrea.

The National Assembly establishes the domestic and foreign policies of the government,
regulates the State Council’s execution of these policies and approves the country’s budget.
The National

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Looking Back 2017: Towards a Black Body Politic

2017 began in the final month of the Met Breuer’s landmark retrospective of some 72 paintings by Chicago’s Kerry James Marshall, and draws to a close with Zanzibar-born Lubaina Himid winning the Turner Prize. The intervening months were, without fail, punctuated by the high-profile exhibition or public recognition (sometimes long overdue) of black artists boldly elaborating and subverting the figurative tradition.

Undoubtedly, portraiture has long occupied a freighted place in the scheme of contemporary art, especially in the realm of painting, which tends to reward abstraction or the merging the medium with forms of linguistic or performative address. Or, as Linda Nochlin argued back in 1971, realist painting has long been seen as the province of the domestic, of women’s labour, even in its most hyper-mediated forms. Things become more complicated when figuring black subjects. On one hand much of the force of various black internationalist art movements since the

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Privacy – Government Information Requests

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The British Fantasy Society | Welcome to The British Fantasy Society

The British Fantasy Society | Welcome to The British Fantasy Society

Short Story Competition 2020

March 12, 2020

The BFS Short Story Competition 2020 will open on 01/04/2020. Anyone can enter, regardless of how many times they have been previously published. The competition is open to […]

Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole. Review.

March 20, 2020

Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole Angry Robot, pb, £9.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming America and China are in conflict over the moon’s resources, not quite at war, but it’s in […]

LEGACY OF ASH by Matthew Ward. Review.

March 16, 2020

LEGACY OF ASH by Matthew Ward. Orbit Books. h/b. £25. Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins. Otherwise known as the Phoenix of prophecy, Lady Katya, dowager duchess of Trelan, rides […]

Steel Frame by Andrew Skinner. Review.

March 13, 2020

Steel Frame by Andrew Skinner Solaris Books, pb, £8.82 The opener is one of the
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Government Information Quarterly – Journal

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Juan Williams: Conspiracies are a cancer in the body politic

Last week, my news feeds from Twitter and Facebook got swamped with reports from right-wing blogs saying: “Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegReuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he’ll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren Buttigieg guest-hosts for Jimmy Kimmel: ‘I’ve got nothing else going on’ MORE Accused of Sexual Assault.”

My first reaction to the stories was to think they marked a sad end to the first presidential campaign by an openly gay man. Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Ind., has been creating a stir since entering the 2020 presidential race.

Within hours, the ‘assault’ story was revealed to be a sick hoax perpetrated by two of President TrumpDonald John TrumpCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: ‘No. no’ Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: ‘Stop congratulating yourself! You’re a failure’ Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House

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When is The Society season 2 coming to Netflix? Projected release date

Assuming Netflix renewed The Society for a second season, when can we expect it? When is The Society season 2 coming to Netflix?

When it comes to dystopian futures and YA dramas, it’s not always easy to write well, keep suspense and give a realistic view of the world. The Society on Netflix has certainly managed to do that and now we’re expecting a second season. When will The Society season 2 be on Netflix?

Right now, all we can do is predict a date. I’m assuming that a second season will be picked up. The series has been heavily promoted by Netflix and there’s a buzz on social

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Open Government | State of California – Department of Justice

California law provides the public with access to governmental information and processes. Here you can find information on:

  • Proposed initiatives and ballot measures, including the Attorney General’s 100 word Title and Summary.
  • The Public Records Act, including explanatory materials and how to make a request.
  • Open meeting laws, including publications on the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act and the Brown Act, which provide public access to meetings of state and local boards and commissions. Meeting notices
    for specified bodies involving representatives of the Office of the Attorney General are also available.
  • Ethics and Conflicts of Interest laws including online courses for state and local officials. There is also a helpful publication with an issue spotter checklist.

Features

State Auditor Hotline: 800-952-5665

The hotline enables state employees and the public to report improper acts committed by state agencies, departments, or employees, as defined by law such as:

  • Illegal acts such as theft,
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21.3% of US Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month

Approximately 52.2 million (or 21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. Participation rates were highest for Medicaid (15.3 percent) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the food stamp program (13.4 percent).

The average monthly participation rate in major means-tested programs increased from 18.6 percent in 2009 to 20.9 percent in 2011. However, from 2011 to 2012, there was no statistically significant change in the percentage of people who participated. From 2009 to 2012, the average monthly participation rates for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income and SNAP increased, while the rate decreased for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/General Assistance.

“Participation in government programs is dynamic,” said Shelley Irving, an analyst with the Census Bureau’s Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division. “The Survey of Income and Program Participation shows how individuals

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