When actress Bridget Moynahan first visited The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, she met a teenage camper named Aleks who despite losing his leg to cancer managed to climb a rock wall and into her heart.Video: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp – Healing Feeling Stories – AleksMoynahan helps Aleks share his inspirational story of challenging perceived limitations alongside other campers coping with serious illnesses in an online “Healing Feeling” story, which was released today as part of a special series celebrating the 25thanniversary of the Camp that Paul Newman founded in Connecticut.“You see these kids completely fearless, getting involved and going beyond what they ever dreamed they could do,” says Moynahan, star of the CBS hit drama “Blue Bloods” and blockbuster films such as “I, Robot” with Will Smith. “That is what’s special about this place – [Camp is] giving them the freedom to experience everything they want to do.”Moynahan has visited The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp each of the past two summers as a volunteer and also been active as celebrity ambassador in helping to raise awareness for the Camp and its programs. Her friend Aleks feels that Camp provides a fun and supportive environment, which has allowed him to challenge himself and try new things.“I think Camp… takes away that roadblock of I have this disability and I can’t do it,” Aleks shares in the two-minute video. “If you can get past that mentality that I have an illness and you see the fun in life and…have fun with everyone else that has those problems, I think that’s something special.”The story of Aleks is online here and is the second in a series of “Healing Feeling” stories being released during the Camp’s yearlong 25thanniversary celebration. Grey New York, which serves as the Camp’s pro-bono communications agency, provided production and marketing assistance. In 1988, Paul Newman opened The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut so that children coping with serious illnesses could have a special hideout where they could simply be kids. The Camp, which served 288 campers its first year, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012-13 with 20,000 children and family members now experiencing “a different kind of healing” annually. Each year, 2,500 are served onsite and 19,000 visits by the Hospital Outreach Program bring the fun and friendship of Camp into more than 20 locations throughout the Northeast – all free of charge. The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is celebrating this milestone with events and initiatives that will gather the Camp family together and invite new friends to support Paul Newman’s dream.
BERLIN — Germany’s Cabinet has approved a plan to expand a system of visas allowing people from outside the European Union to seek jobs as it tries to tackle a shortfall of skilled workers.Ministers also approved Wednesday a plan to resolve the status of rejected asylum-seekers who have found long-term work in Germany and are well-integrated.The limited-period visas, currently available to university graduates, will be expanded to migrants with professional qualifications and German language knowledge. Labor Minister Hubertus Heil said the aim is to have the system, which ministers agreed to in principle in October, take effect at the beginning of 2020.Like many other European countries, Germany is trying to strike a balance between the needs of its labour market, an aging native population and concern about immigration.The Associated Press
China has insisted that aid to Sri Lanka has never been attached to politics.China welcomed remarks made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on China at the sidelines of a conference in Vietnam. The comment came after a CNBC report saying Wickremesinghe had denied the claim that the country was ceding control of strategically vital ports to China. He also said he didn’t believe the country was falling into a debt trap caused by Chinese loans.“China’s aid to Sri Lanka has never been attached to any political conditions. The B&R initiative will continue to contribute to regional development and connectivity in the future,” Geng said. (Colombo Gazette) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told a press briefing Thursday, the two countries’ cooperation under the China-proposed Belt and Road (B&R) initiative has benefited both countries and their people, Global Times reported.
WASHINGTON — Nerves are being frayed by a global economy that increasingly looks breakable.Growth is stalling. Factory output is down. Oil demand is off. U.S. tariffs on China have slowed trade. Investors have crowded into government bonds and sent interest rates sliding in a way that has often preceded a recession.So is a recession near?Hard to tell.What’s clear is that many of the world’s most powerful countries have skidded into a moment of uncertainty that has left consumers, businesses, markets and much of the political world feeling gloomier. President Donald Trump has asserted that the U.S. economy is strong. Yet on Monday, Trump called for the Federal Reserve to slash interest rates with the kind of aggressiveness the Fed normally uses to combat a recession.Things have grown muddled.___BOTTOM LINE: SO IS THE U.S. ECONOMY HEADED FOR A RECESSION?Lots of economists think so.A new survey shows that a clear majority of economists expect a downturn to hit by 2021 at the latest, according to a report Monday from the National Association of Business Economics. Some of that pessimism is a natural byproduct of the duration of the U.S. expansion: The economy has been growing for more than a decade — the longest expansion on record — and a recession at some point is inevitable.Of course, the old joke is that economists have predicted nine of the past two recessions. Adding to the challenge is that recessions often go unrecognized until they are well underway.The Great Recession, for example, began in December 2007. Yet not until 11 months later, by which time it was obvious, did the official arbiter, the National Bureau of Economic Research, declare a recession. At that point, layoffs were spiking, home foreclosures were mounting and a financial panic had set the economy hurtling toward a devastating meltdown.OK, BUT HOW REALISTIC ARE THOSE RECESSION FEARS?Parts of the economy remain sturdy. Retail sales surged last month, for example, and the bulk of U.S. economic activity depends on consumer spending. Also, the unemployment rate is near a 50-year low at 3.7%.Administration officials cite these kinds of figures to argue, as Trump counsellor Kellyanne Conway did Monday on Fox News Channel, that the economy’s fundamentals are “very strong.”What’s more, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has committed himself to prolonging the expansion. After cutting their benchmark interest rate in July for the first time in a decade, Fed officials might do so several more times if the data worsens.Yet at the same time, as the Fed reported, factory output has dropped for the past 12 months. Home sales have tumbled. Trump’s tariffs against China have hindered business investment. And while Trump has asserted that additional Fed rate cuts would turbocharge the economy, the central bank’s July cut actually caused a drop in consumer confidence, according to a University of Michigan survey.The fears built last week when an economic barometer called the yield curve briefly “inverted.” This occurs when the interest rate on a 10-year U.S. Treasury note falls below the rate on a two-year Treasury note. In theory, a short-term Treasury should carry the lower rate. When it doesn’t, it’s regarded as a possible recession warning.As analysts at the bank UBS said, a recession on average has started 21 months after this kind of inversion. But rates are already so low that it’s possible that the inversion signals only that growth will remain persistently weak, not that the economy will succumb to a recession.IS EUROPE DRIVING THE JITTERS?Very possibly. The world is more interconnected than ever. Germany’s economy shrank last quarter, and analysts expect it to decline again, which could put Germany in a technical recession. Recessions are usually linked to two straight quarters of economic shrinkage.Germany’s downturn resulted from a decline in industrial production. Much of that decline reflected spillover effects from Trump’s escalation of his trade war with China and Britain’s plans to withdraw from the European Union later this year. The damage to Germany’s economy could flow into the financial markets and harm the U.S. economy.Trade tensions between Japan and South Korea are also rising. And OPEC has whittled down its forecast for global oil demand this year by 40,000 barrels a day to 1.10 million barrels. Falling oil prices could result in fewer U.S. manufacturing and drilling jobs.HOW CONCERNED IS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION?The president has repeatedly declared that America’s economy remains the strongest in the world. The White House has deployed an array to top advisers — including Larry Kudlow, Peter Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross — to drive home the message that the economy is flourishing and that any data-driven concerns are being distorted by the news media.Yet as The Associated Press and other news organizations have reported, the president is privately fearful that a slumping economy will dim his re-election chances. He has also taken the unusual step of publicly attacking the politically independent Fed for not cutting rates more to try to juice growth.On Monday, Trump tweeted that the Fed’s benchmark rate should be slashed by at least a full percentage point — a step that has usually signalled a major economic emergency — and that Powell, Trump’s own choice to lead the Fed, has a “horrendous lack of vision.”Trump added: “Democrats are trying to ‘will’ the Economy to be bad for purposes of the 2020 Election.”WHAT REPORTS SHOULD BE WATCHED FOR EARLY SIGNS OF A RECESSION?Major clues could come from reports on job growth, the gross domestic product, retail sales, construction spending and auto sales, among others.It isn’t just the headline numbers but often the details of these reports that matter. Which sectors of the economy, for example, are improving or weakening? How fast are wages rising? Are people spending more money at a restaurants? Or are they spending more at grocery stores in a sign they might be cutting back?Josh Boak, The Associated Press
FILE, this May 30, 2015 file photo shows former Managing Director of International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss Kahn talking with his companion Myriam L’Aouffir during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium. Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces a verdict Friday in the last of a string of legal cases that started when a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault in 2011. The onetime presidential contender and former International Monetary Fund chief is accused of aggravated pimping in a prostitution trial in the French city of Lille, but he may well be acquitted for lack of evidence of a crime. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jun 12, 2015 10:19 am MDT Last Updated Jun 12, 2015 at 10:41 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Key moments in Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s career and sex-related legal troubles PARIS – Notable events in the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the 66-year-old former leader of the International Monetary Fund, who was acquitted Friday of pimping charges by a court in the northern city of Lille:1986: Elected to Parliament for the Socialist Party in the Val-d’Oise district north of Paris. Goes on to become mayor of Sarcelles, a working-class immigrant suburb.1997: Serves as Finance and Economy Minister under a new Socialist government through 1999. Manages launch of the euro and represents France on the board of governors for financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund.2000: Teaches economics at Paris’ prestigious political science institute, Sciences Po, and is named visiting professor at California’s Stanford University.2006: Runs for the Socialist Party’s nomination for the French presidential election; finishes second in primary.2007: French novelist and journalist Tristane Banon claims Strauss-Kahn tried to force sexual relations with her during a 2003 interview with him.2007: Assumes office as the 10th managing director of the IMF.2008: Apologizes to IMF staff after accusations of a sexual relationship with a subordinate but says he did not abuse his position. IMF board finds the relationship was consensual.May 2011: Is accused by Times Square hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo of sexually assaulting her. He is arrested at New York’s Kennedy Airport after boarding a flight to Paris. He is held in custody for five days, during which he resigns from the IMF, until posting a $1 million cash bail and $5 million bond. Moves to more permanent location in lower Manhattan for house arrest that lasts until July 1.June 2011: Insists he is innocent of attempted rape. Prosecutors question the accuser’s credibility and seek to reduce Strauss-Kahn’s bail.August 2011: New York court dismisses attempted-rape and other charges against Strauss-Kahn. Prosecutors said they couldn’t pursue the case because of doubts about the accuser’s credibility and a lack of other evidence to prove a forced sexual encounter.September 2011: He admits to moral failings.October 2011: Paris prosecutor drops probe of novelist Banon’s claim against him, citing an end to the statute of limitations.December 2011: Reaches settlement with Diallo over her sexual assault allegations against him. Terms not formally disclosed.March 2012: Prosecutors file preliminary charges against Strauss-Kahn and others for pimping in an investigation into a hotel prostitution ring in the northern French city of Lille. His lawyer says Strauss-Kahn denies any wrongdoing, but had “a certain number of parties with women, libertine parties with friends and women who were friends of friends.”October 2012: Strauss-Kahn’s wife — famous French journalist Anne Sinclair — says they’ve split in a newspaper interview. Speaking publicly on their relationship in TV interview two years later, she acknowledged being in denial about his sexual behaviour.June 2013: Citing a lack of evidence, prosecutors say they’re seeking to drop all charges against Strauss-Kahn in the Lille case. Nevertheless, the next month, investigating judges in the case decide to go ahead with pimping charges against him and 13 others, paving the way for the trial that began in February.June 12, 2015: Strauss-Kahn is cleared of any wrongdoing in the Lille case trial.
“The alleged victim was immediately referred to our humanitarian partners on the ground for appropriate medical and psychological assistance,” said the Spokesman, adding that the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services has carried out a verification of information inquiry and preserved evidence, which will lead to the matter being referred to the Member State for further investigation and action. Last month, during a high-level event on the margins of the UN General Assembly’s annual general debate, Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Jane Connors as the first-ever UN Victims’ Right Advocate, who, he said would develop system-wide mechanisms and policies to promote reliable gender- and child-sensitive processes for victims and witnesses to file complaints. He also announced the creation of a ‘Circle of Leadership’ for Heads of State and Government to demonstrate resolve and commitment at the highest political level to eradicate sexual exploitation and abuse.
Lawyers for Alex Rodriguez filed suit in U.S. District Court claiming that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who handed down a 162-game ban on Saturday, was biased in his ruling.The suit seeks to vacate Horowitz’s ruling, based on the arbitrator’s “manifest disregard for the law,” his “evident partiality,” and refusal “to entertain evidence that was pertinent and material to the outcome.”The complaint calls the 162-game ban “wholly unjustifiable” and alleges that Horowitz ignored the stipulation of baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement that calls for a 50-game ban for a first-time drug offense.“He ignored the clear disciplinary action of the JDA,” the complaint reads, referring to the arbitrator. “Accordingly, the arbitration award is not legitimate as it does not draw its essence from the JDA or [C]BA.”Horowitz explained in his ruling that he factored in “Rodriguez'[s] obstruction of MLB’s investigation” and “the prolonged time period … with which he used or possessed the three prohibited substances.”“While the length of the suspension may be unprecedented for a MLB player,” Horowitz wrote, “so is the misconduct he committed.”Rodriguez’s 42-page complaint names Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association as defendants and includes among its exhibits Horowitz’s written ruling on A-Rod’s appeal.In it, Rodriguez alleges the players’ union breached its “duty of fair representation” and charges MLB and the MLBPA with imposing a suspension without just cause.“It is unfortunate that Alex Rodriguez has chosen to sue the players association,” MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said in a statement. “His claim is completely without merit, and we will aggressively defend ourselves and our members from these baseless charges.”Earlier in the afternoon, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III cleared the way for the release of Horowitz’s decision, which was opposed by the players’ association on the grounds it could violate the confidentiality pact in baseball’s collective bargaining agreement.Pauley ruled that baseball had already violated the confidentiality agreement when Commissioner Bud Selig and COO Rob Manfred, who ran baseball’s investigation into Rodriguez’s involvement with the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic suspected of supplying ballplayers with illegal performance enhancing drugs, were interviewed on CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night.“Given the intense public interest in this matter and Commissioner Selig’s disclosures last night on ’60 Minutes,’ it’s difficult to imagine that any portion of this proceeding should be under seal,” Pauley said. “Mr. Rodriguez is directed to file his unredacted complaint with the attached exhibits.”“We’re thrilled,” Jordan Siev, one of Rodriguez’s attorneys, told ESPNNewYork.com. “We want the entire record to be public. We want everyone to be able to see exactly what [Anthony] Bosch said.”Bosch, the proprietor of the now-shuttered clinic, was baseball’s key witness against Rodriguez.The complaint alleges that Horowitz denied Rodriguez and his attorneys the right to cross-examine Bosch and Selig, who opted not to testify in the appeal. The complaint also alleges that Horowitz denied Rodriguez’s attorneys the right to examine the BlackBerry devices that baseball alleges were used to transmit incriminating text messages between Rodriguez and Bosch.“These are only some of the egregious actions taken by Arbitrator Horowitz during the grievance process, each of which standing alone warrants vacatur of the arbitration award,” the complaint reads. “And together they demonstrate the inherent unfairness and pre-ordained result attendant to the arbitration process.”
As detailed in a Reuters report, mining giant Vale is already looking at expanding its flagship S11D iron ore project in Brazil. Vale is hoping to cash in on a growing appetite for higher-grade varieties of the commodity in its top market China. China, the world’s biggest consumer of the steelmaking ingredient, has ramped up buying of higher-quality, less polluting grades of iron ore as it battles to clear its polluted skies.S11D is the world’s largest example of fully mobile and truckless IPCC mining technology outside of the bucketwheel miners and conveyors used in Germany’s Rheinish lignite mining region. The four systems each utilise Sandvik PF200 fully mobile crushing stations (though Sandvik’s Mining Systems business was bought by FLSmidth, which is now managing the project), each loaded by Caterpillar 7495 rope shovels.The IPCC systems are being used in the Serra Sul (S11D) block, a ridge of land 30 km long and around 1.8 km wide. Peter Poppinga, Executive Director at Vale, was quoted by Reuters at an industry conference in China that the world’s largest iron ore miner was studying expanding the S11D project in the Amazonian state of Para, even though it was still being brought up to the planned capacity after it was inaugurated in December 2016. “Given all these quality trends (that are) favourable to us, we are studying to increase the project, but there are no numbers yet,” Poppinga said.
Four renowned researchers have been selected as professors of University Grants Commission (UGC) for the next two years, reports UNB.The decision was made at a meeting chaired by UGC chairman professor Kazi Shahidullah on Tuesday, said a press release.The selected UGC professors were- Fakrul Alam, retired professor of English department at Dhaka University, Khorshed Ahmed Kabir, retired professor of Nuclear Engineering at Dhaka University, ABM Abdullah, retired professor of Medicine at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Abdul Mannan Akanda, ex-vice chancellor and retired professor of Plant Pathology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University.According to UGC professorship guideline, the retired renowned researchers are given the UGC professorship.The UGC professors will receive a monthly honorarium, which shall be equivalent to the highest monthly salary of a selection grade professor. The UGC professor will be attached to a university or an approved research institution of his/her choice.
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View Larger Map “She was one of three infants in the village to have pneumonia, and the other two had already passed away. She had respiratory distress and severe pneumonia, and we quickly assessed the need for a MEDEVAC,” or a medical evacuation, said U.S. Army Capt. Vicki English, Joint Task Force-Bravo MEDEL, according to a statement from Joint Task Force-Bravo.The 6-week-old infant had “severe pneumonia, poor gas exchange and was severely dehydrated,” the statement described.A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter assigned to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment ferried the baby to a hospital in Puerto Lempira waiting to attend to the young patient. U.S. Army Capt. Diane Klescewski, a member of the MEDEL team, said she had to resuscitate the baby girl when she briefly stopped breathing en route to the hospital.With medical attention the child stabilized the next day. “Of course, you never want there to be a need for a MEDEVAC mission, but you are glad to have the capability to be there and provide it when it is needed,” said U.S. Army Capt. Christopher Morisoli, who piloted the helicopter. “Anytime we can provide that service and save a life, it’s truly rewarding.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican officials to deport U.S. expat accused of fraud European Parliament wants Snowden, NSA chief to testify on spying ¡Bienvenido, Señor Snowden! Huge tornado levels Oklahoma City suburb in U.S., killing dozens Last Tuesday, Dec. 3, U.S. Army members on a routine training mission evacuated a Honduran infant in the throes of pneumonia from a remote village, ultimately saving her life, the U.S. Southern Command reported on Monday.Members of the Joint Task Force-Bravo’s Medical Element (MEDEL) and 1-228th Aviation Regiment were in the remote Honduran village of Auka carrying out a medical training readiness exercise when a mother arrived, carrying her child and asking for medical assistance.
An Australian couple from Darwin, planning to spend their honeymoon in Salvador, Brazil and watch the Spain vs Netherlands World Cup match, had their dreams shattered when they realised their travel agent had instead booked their tickets to San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, by mistake, according to Sunday Territorian.Orin and Melissa Van Lingen, who had been saving since June last year to see the Cup, realised there was something wrong after boarding their connecting flight in Los Angeles.“We thought there was another connection, but when we arrived we realized that it was the wrong flight,” Mrs Van Lingen said.“The hardest part was seeing my husband’s face.”The couple had to resort to watching the game, in which the Dutch thrashed the Spaniards 5 – 1, on television, while the agency responsible for the mistake apologized and is doing its best to send the couple to Brazil for their honeymoon as soon as possible.Source = ETB News: Lucas Lempek
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals’ receiving corps won’t have Chad Williams back in the aftermath of losing leading wideout Christian Kirk to a broken foot.Williams was among the inactives for Arizona on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.He has been out since Week 8, a win over the San Francisco 49ers, due to an ankle injury. Against Detroit, that leaves a receiver group of Larry Fitzgerald, J.J. Nelson, plus rookies Trent Sherfield and Jalen Tolliver. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo On a positive note for the Cardinals, safety Budda Baker will be available against the Lions.Williams and Baker entered the Week 14 game at State Farm Stadium listed as questionable.Related LinksBehind Enemy Lines: Lions provide chance for Cardinals to win at homeWeek 14 injury report: Detroit Lions at Arizona CardinalsCardinals and Lions expected to play with open roof at State Farm StadiumBaker missed the last two games of November against the Raiders and Chargers with a knee injury before playing last week in Green Bay. He briefly left the game against the Packers due to the knee injury but later returned.Linebacker Deone Bucannon will miss his third game in a row due to a chest injury. The Cardinals had already ruled him out against the Lions on Friday.Joining Bucannon and Williams on the inactive list are cornerbacks Dontae Johnson and Quinten Rollins, offensive lineman Zach Golditch, defensive end Vontarrius Dora and tight end Darrell Daniels.The Lions placed running back Kerryon Johnson, linebacker Devon Kennard, receiver Brandon Powell, cornerback Teez Tabor, linebacker Trevor Bates, defensive end Kerry Hyder Jr. and offensive lineman Andrew Donnal on their inactives list. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 5 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Chad Williams (10) makes the catch as Seattle Seahawks defensive back Earl Thomas (29) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories
Singer Michael Buble and actress Luisana Lopilato have welcomed their first daughter, who is the couple’s third child. Michael Buble and wife Luisana Lopilato arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck VANCOUVER – Another baby Buble has arrived.Singer Michael Buble and actress Luisana Lopilato have welcomed their first daughter, who is the couple’s third child.Vida Amber Betty was born Wednesday in Vancouver. She is 6 pounds, 1 ounce.Lopilato announced the birth Thursday on her verified Instagram account, which featured a black-and-white photo of an infant’s hand with a hospital band around the wrist that reads: baby girl.The Argentine actress writes in Spanish that their hearts are exploding with love. Buble’s rep says the family is “beyond overjoyed.”The new arrival joins big brothers two-year-old Elias and four-year-old Noah.Buble announced that he and his wife were expecting a third child earlier this year when he hosted the Juno Awards in Vancouver.The B.C. crooner’s news came a year and a half after revealing that Noah had been diagnosed with an unspecified form of cancer. At the time, the celebrity couple said they would put their careers on hold while he underwent treatment.Lopilato says in the Instagram post that they were thankful for “this gift of life.”“How to explain that our heart explodes with love? That there’s not enough hours in a day to think about it. I thank God for making us this gift of life and happiness!” says a translation of the Instagram post.“We love you to infinity and beyond. We waited for you not only to grow as a family … you gave us light, hope, you are and will be our souls’ life.”Vida’s middle names are in honour of her parents’ mothers: Amber is Buble’s mother’s name, while Lopilato mother’s name is Betty.-With files from The Associated Press Singer Michael Buble and actress Luisana Lopilato welcome baby girl by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 26, 2018 11:44 am PDT Last Updated Jul 26, 2018 at 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
TORONTO — When Toronto-based author Thea Lim travels back to Singapore, she finds the place where she grew up no longer exists, at least not to her.Of course, she still can visit the geographic landmarks of her youth. But in a country that seems to regenerate itself with every trip, Lim finds the passage of time has swept away the Singapore of her memories, rendering her a tourist in a place she once called home.“Place is infected by time, and then time is also infected by place,” said Lim, one of five finalists vying for the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize. “In the same way we can’t go back to the places of our past … the past too takes on a feeling of being another place.”But what about the future? This is the question that propels Lim’s Giller-shortlisted debut novel “An Ocean of Minutes” (Viking Canada) through the dimensions of love and loss in a genre-bending tale about time travel, the inevitability of endings and what happens after.“Writers write about the questions that we’re haunted by, but I don’t think that the writing of the book actually answers those questions,” said Lim. “I think we just sort of infect other readers.”At first, Lim said the impetus for the novel was to wrestle with a quandary posed by so many creative greats before her, including the goddess of pop, Cher, when she belted, “Do you believe in life after love?”If love is an emotional “apocalypse,” said Lim, then she wanted to understand why one continues to risk new relationships, each heartbreak callousing into a layer of fortification from further grief.“I think (it was) artistically useful to put someone through the paces of heartbreak and to try to understand how is it that people go on,” she said. “How can we manage loss in a productive way without ignoring, I think, the enormity of the things that we’ve had to leave behind?”This brought Lim to a different kind of emotional displacement, one she had not intended to write about. But as she burrowed down the chronological wormholes of time travel, she was struck by a familiar sense of unfamiliarity.Having grown up moving back and forth from her birth country of Canada to her father’s homeland of Singapore, Lim was accustomed to feeling caught between universes; a skilled navigator of the liminal space between here and there, then and now. “It’s kind of funny that you set out to write fiction, and then your own life seeps in, whether or not you want it to,” she said. “Something that became very fruitful in the writing of the novel is you realize home is not a place — it’s a time.”If the past is a foreign country, as L.P. Hartley famously posited, then in “An Ocean of Minutes,” the future is a dystopia.By turns a sweeping romance and a science-fiction epic, the novel begins in 1981 when 23-year-old Polly enters a Faustian bargain with the TimeRaiser corporation to be sent 12 years into the future to 1993 in exchange for providing life-saving treatment for her partner, Frank, who has been infected with a flu ravaging the United States of America.After being rerouted five years ahead of schedule, Polly arrives in 1998 to find her country has been bisected into two nations — the United States and America. She is working off her debt to TimeRaiser in Texas, now part of the sovereign America along with the rest of the South, while her and Frank’s planned rendezvous point lies on the other side of the border in the United States.As a “Journeyman,” Polly, who is half-Lebanese but identifies as white, is not considered an American citizen. When her immigration status is downgraded from a visa for workers with special skills to one associated with manual labour, she grapples with racial anxiety about being mistaken for Hispanic.In the novel, prejudice primarily manifests itself as “chrono-discrimination,” said Lim, a bias based on the time in which one was born. But she wanted to portray the ways in which layers discrimination — including racism, classism or xenophobia — can intersect, both in her fictional universe and the real world.Given the parallels between TimeRaiser’s use of indentured labour and the legacy of slavery in the South, Lim felt it was important to be mindful of that history, without appropriating the African-American experience.Lim, who is of Chinese and white heritage, said she feels “protective” of readers who might feel marginalized by the dominant gaze, so she embedded the narrative with “mixed-race Easter eggs,” some drawn from her own experiences confronting leering curiosity about her ethnicity in both Canada and Singapore.“I was sort of aware of all these stories around me that didn’t really match up with my own story and how I felt inside,” she said. “I really felt the need to have a really developed place inside of my head that I could retreat to. And maybe in a way, that’s sort of the beginning of becoming a writer.”While it may prove impossible to preserve the past in amber, perhaps the emotional scaffolding of Lim’s home in Singapore still exists, in some sense, within her writing.Reading, she said, can cause a rupture in the space-time continuum, a portal through which emotions from what felt like a past life will come flooding over you. Books can transport a reader not just to a different place and time, but another consciousness.“I’ve experienced this magic so many times,” said Lim. “It’s this thing that connects you to, not just to another person’s mind and experiences, but to completely another part of your own experience.”The winner of this year’s Giller prize will be announced at a Toronto gala on Monday.Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press by Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 15, 2018 4:00 am PDT Author Thea Lim poses for a photograph at her house in Toronto on Friday, November 9, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Giller finalist Thea Lim’s sci-fi romance migrates through space-time AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
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