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James Taylor – Riding On A Railroad Lyrics

We are riding on a railroad, singing someone else’s song. We are sailing away on a river to the sea. We are riding on a railroad, singing some else’s song
Forever standing by the cross road. We are riding on a railroad, singing some else’s song
Forever standing by the cross road. We are sailing away on a river to the sea. We are riding on a railroad, singing someone else’s song Sing along. There are chains upon his hands and he’s riding upon a train. Take a side and step along. Time to time I tire of the life that I’ve been leading
Town to town, day by day
There’s a man up here who claims to have his hands upon the reins. Take a side and step along. Maybe you an me can meet again. Maybe you an me can meet again. [instrumental and fade].

Smoothboi Ezra – Messing With My Head Lyrics

You made me feel bad
For telling me what you did made me sad
But I hope   after   everything you’re glad
‘Cause   every now and again I think   about you
And how it was so easy for me to
Make myself believe that everything you said is because you were upset
But really you were just messing with my head
Messing with my head
And even the other day I caught myself in a trap
For feeling bad for you ‘cause of something you did to me
But I hope you’re happy
I hope you’ve moved onto better things
You treat people badly
I wish you would stop manipulating
‘Cause every now and again I think about you
And how it was so easy for me to
Make myself believe that everything you said was because you were upset
But really you were just messing with my head
Messing with my head
Every now and again
Every now and again
Every now and again I think about you
And how it was so easy for me to
Make myself believe that everything you said was because you were upset
But really you were just messing with my head
Messing with my head

Krawallbruder – Ein Wahrer Freund Lyrics

Du hast alles schon gesehen
Was diese Zeit zu bieten hat
Hörst auf Dein Herz mit jedem Schlage
Was Dich jetzt ausgezeichnet hat
Du bist schon immer hart im Nehmen
Und wenn es kam kam’s wirklich hart
Ein wahrer Freund hat Dir so manches Leid erspart
Es wird warm um deine Seele während die Last vom Herzen fällt
Endlose Stunden deiner Sorgen sind für heute Nacht gezählt
Egal was kommt zwischen uns bleibts stets beim Alten wie es war
Ein Bund im Einverständnis für jeden neuen Tag
Ein wahrer Freund steht Dir ein Leben lang zur Seite
Bist Du am Ende ist er’s meistens auch
Ob in guter oder schlechter Zeit
Kein Weib bleibt für die Ewigkeit
Männer wie uns bindet nur der Alkohol
So mancher Abend ward zusammen
Bis zum Morgengrauen verbracht
Was heisst verbracht wir ham gesoffen
Als wär es uns’re letzte Nacht
Hat Dich die Liebe mal geblendet
Oder der Hass Dich fast erstickt
Ein echter Freund hat Dir den Kopf gerade gerückt
Einem kleinen Schluckt in Ehren hab ich mich noch nie verwehrt
Und mal ehrlich was die Stimmung hebt ist im geringsten Fall verkehrt
Egal was kommt zwischen uns bleibt’s stets beim Alten wie es war
Ein Bund im Einverständnis bis zum letzten Tag
Und wenn Du mal ganz unten bist
Tatsächlich niemand zu Dir hält
Ein einziger Freund schenkt Dir in jeder Lage Kraft
Die grösste Scheisse durchzustehen
Und noch einmal Licht zu sehen
Bis dann für heute der letzte Vorhang fällt

Thaeme & Thiago – Bem Feito Lyrics

Você saiu, falou que nunca mais ia voltar
Que iria ser feliz sem mim, tá bom, haha
Haha eu duvido
Juro que não é praga minha
Mas não vai encontrar
Alguém que te ame tanto, se quer ir então vá
Haha eu duvido
Eu tenho pena quando perceber
Que foi um passatempo e nada mais
Uma vontade, um momento
Vai bater arrependimento
Aí cê vai lembrar de mim
Aí cê vai lembrar de mim
Tá vendo, você não me escutou
E tá aí sofrendo
Foi procurar lá fora o que tinha aqui dentro
Enxuga essas lágrimas
E olha bem no fundo dos meus olhos
Bem feito
Ninguém mandou se aventurar
Cair em tentação
Agora se entenda com seu coração
Você estragou tudo
E agora vai pagar pelo que fez
Bem feito
Eu tenho pena quando perceber
Que foi um passatempo e nada mais
Uma vontade, um momento
Vai bater arrependimento
Aí cê vai lembrar de mim
Aí cê vai lembrar de mim
Tá vendo, você não me escutou e tá aí sofrendo
Foi procurar lá fora o que tinha aqui dentro
Enxuga essas lagrímas
E olha bem no fundo dos meus olhos
Bem feito
Ninguém mandou se aventurar
Cair em tentação
Agora se entenda com seu coração
Você estragou tudo
E agora vai pagar pelo que fez
Bem feito
Bem feito
Bem feito

Lady Gaga – Enigma Lyrics

Open-minded, I’m so blinded
Mystery man, woman phantom
Violet light smears, the atmosphere
I’m so scared, but I’m standing here
Is what I am seeing real, or is it just a sign? Is it all in my head? Is it all just virtual? Is it all just virtual? We could be lovers, even just tonight
We could be anything you want
We could be jokers, rob til’ the daylight
We could break all of our stigma
I-I’ll be your enigma
I-I’ll be your enigma
I-I’ll be your enigma
I-I’ll be your enigma
Can’t stop staring, I’m so naked
Wrapped in shadows, my heart races
Dragon’s eyes watch, goddess breathing
Give me something to believe in
It’s either a mutation or psycho simulation
Is what I am seeing real, or is it just a sign? (Ooh, yeah)
Is it all in my head? (Yeah!)
Is it all in my head? We could be lovers, even just tonight
We could be anything you want
We could be jokers, rob til’ the daylight
We could break all of our stigma
I-I’ll be your enigma, even just tonight
I-I’ll be your enigma, rob til’ the daylight
I-I’ll be your enigma, even just tonight
I-I’ll be your enigma, rob til’ the daylight (What?)
Did you hear what I said? We could be lovers, even just tonight
We could be anything you want
We could be jokers, rob til’ the daylight
We could break all of our stigma
I-I’ll be your enigma
I-I’ll be your enigma
I-I’ll be your enigma
I-I’ll be your enigma
Did you hear what I said?

Brasstracks – I’m Alright Lyrics (feat. R.LUM.R)

[Verse 1]
Get so disappointed when I think about it
How good this shit was going ’til we had to doubt it
Took the safer method, saved your face up out it
Made a choice, I accept that, it’s cool
But all this coming back and tryna smooth things out
Especially when you’re telling me you just left town
I got no silver medals yet and I’m not down
To be first to be second to you
[Pre-Chorus]
Guess you got a funny way
To tell me you don’t wanna stay
Sidestepping, ignoring me
Until you need some company
[Chorus]
I’m alright, I’m not sorry
I’m not really tryna do all that
I’m alright, I’m not sorry
I’m not really tryna do all that
I’m alright
I’m alright
I’m alright
I’m alright
I’m alright
[Verse 2]
No, I’m not accusing you of playing parts
I just know that second place is not my heart
Especially when you tried to make a brand new start
Gotta face facts, I don’t take that from you
All this coming back and tryna make things fine
Especially when you know I got you off my mind
I got no silver medals yet and I’m not tryin’
To be first to be second to you
[Pre-Chorus]
Guess you got a funny way
To tell me you don’t wanna stay
Sidestepping, ignoring me
Until you need some company
[Chorus]
I’m alright, not sorry
I’m not really tryna do all that
I’m alright, not sorry
I’m not really tryna do all that
I’m alright
I’m alright
I’m alright
I’m alright
I’m alright
[Bridge]
Keep on pretending it’s not condescending
To keep me the runner up (I’m alright)
Casual intentions, you pay no attention
To damage you’re causing us (I’m alright)
There’s been no mention of finding an ending
That works for the both of us (I’m alright)
So I’ll ease the tension by making prevention
As easy as giving up
[Chorus]
I’m alright, not sorry
I’m not really tryna do all that
I’m alright, not sorry
I’m not really tryna take you back, I’m alright
I’m alright
I’m alright
I’m alright
I’m alright

Low Cut Connie – Boozophilia Lyrics

[Verse 1]
They got no time for me
Just livin’ in the city
Livin’ on the bad streets
Sleepin’ in a balcony
[Pre-Chorus 1]
They don’t know we’ve been doin’
They don’t know what we believe
[Chorus]
We’re gettin’ down here with the people
Down with the gospel truth
Down in Boozophilia
Down with a broken tooth
We’re on the south-side of Chicago
Down here in the groove
Down in West Virginia
Lookin’ down with you
[Verse 2]
Me and little Anthony
We live in south Philly
We’re livin’ with Maria
She keeps me on the edge of my seat
[Pre-Chorus 2]
Every time we be home, we don’t know what she’s gonna be doin’
We don’t know what we’re gonna be talkin’
[Chorus]
We’re gettin’ down here with the people
Down with the gospel truth
Down in Boozophilia
Down with a broken tooth
We’re on the south-side of Chicago
Down here in the groove
Down in West Virginia
Lookin’ down with you
[Verse 3]
I can open up a bakery
Maybe that’s just what I need
A little of your paternity
A banjo on my knee
[Pre-Chorus 3]
I don’t care what we do
We can go to the beach, we can go get stoned
I’m happy we’re…
[Chorus]
We’re gettin’ down here with the people
Down with the gospel truth
Down in Boozophilia
Down with a broken tooth
We’re on the south-side of Chicago
Down here in the groove
Down in West Virginia
Lookin’ down with you

Adam Sandler – Oh Mom… Lyrics

It’s a beautiful night. [Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[F2:] “Really? He should go.”
[Brad:] “It’s gonna be fun. And I’m gonna go if that’s ok with you.”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Brad:] “Why not Mom?”
[F1:] “Yeah, why mom? I really like it…”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[F2:] “Oh mom, who is?”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[F2:] “Mom, you’re so paranoid.”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[M3:] “Hey mom, I gotta get up pretty early tommorrow for Little League try-outs.”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[M3:] “Yeah, I have to be at the field at 9 o’clock…”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[M3:] “Do you think you could drop me off there?…”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[M3:] “How am I gonna get there?”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[M3:] “I’ll walk I guess.”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Cindy:] “Mom, can you pass the salad dressing?”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Cindy:] “Please?”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Cindy:] “Come on, mom.”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Brad:] “I’ll get it for you Cindy.”
[Cindy:] “Thanks Brad.”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[Cindy:] “Thanks for the tip, Ma.”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[Brad:] “Hey everyone, let’s just go out for ice cream.”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Brad:] “Why are we eating inside? [Silverware clicking]
[M1:] “Can you pass the beats please?”
[F1:] “Here you go”
[M1:] “Thanks”
[Brad:] “Hey Mom, guess what? I’m going to the ice cream place! I got invited to a party tonight! What do you think? You’re just so set in your ways it drives me crazy!”
[Bangs on the table, gets up]
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[Screen door closes]
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at him!” Sure is…
You sure know how to cook! Boy, oh boy, you’re quite a lady. I’ll get to meet new people…”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[Brad:] “Oh mom…”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[F1:] “Don’t wory Brad.”
[F2:] “Hey mom, I saw this great skirt at the mall today,
but it was $34, which isn’t that high of a price,
but I was nervous to buy it. Great meal tonight. Say mom, uhm, can I go canoeing next weekend with my friend Barry?”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Dave:] “Please?”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[Dave:] “Mom, you’re over reacting!”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[Dave:] “Why are you so overprotective!?”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[Dave:] “Mom! We need to get out more.”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Cindy:] “Mother, Brad is right.”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Cindy:] “We should go out, it’ll be fun.”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Cindy:] “Come on, let’s go, I could go for some Maple Walnut.”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[M3:] “Yeah, we haven’t gone out together in a long time.”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Cindy:] “You wanna come Dave?”
[Mom:] “NOOO!!”
[Dave:] “No, I’ll hang out with mom.”
[M1:] “You sure?”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[Dave:] “Yeah, go without me.”
[M3:] “All right, see you guys later.”
[Mom:] “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
[Dave:] “How are you, mom?

‘They didn’t get to die with dignity’: Canada reexamines care for seniors

“To me, it is discrimination. But although both countries have suffered outbreaks in nursing homes, that problem has been much more severe in Canada: More than 80% of COVID-19 fatalities in the country are linked to them, according to Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. One key reason for COVID-19’s rapid spread: Personal support workers in nursing facilities, paid far less than their counterparts in hospitals, have to work in multiple facilities, she says.“Early on in March, when the government was calling us together to talk about a pandemic plan, I asked the question: What are we going to do about the fact that 1 in 3 personal support workers work more than one job?” She says she was ignored. Duguay contracted the novel coronavirus in a long-term facility, where she moved in February 2019 after her care at home got too complicated. “She was there for me for 56 years.”Ms. “I think that we’ve seen some improvements put in place in short order in [British Columbia] to limit the impacts of the pandemic, and with some of those successes, I hope that some of those measures will be made permanent and will spread to other [places] as well.”Dr. “Somebody needs to be accountable for this.”One way forward?No outbreak is “inevitable,” argues Michael Schwandt, a medical health officer in the Vancouver Coastal Health system in British Columbia. It’s shown it just wasn’t sustainable,” says John Hirdes, a professor at the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. More permanent changes, such as improvements for staff, would both limit the spread of disease and provide better continuity of care for residents, says Michael Schwandt, a medical health officer in the system.“I have a lot of hope,” says Dr. An investigation by the Toronto Star showed that seniors in for-profit care are four times as likely to die as those in public facilities.According to Sharleen Stewart, president of the Service Employees International Union Healthcare that represents 60,000 front-line health workers in Ontario, low staffing levels – while populations have grown older and more clinically complex over the past two decades – have left the system dangerously exposed. Approximately 80% of COVID-19 fatalities in Canada have been linked to long-term care facilities, causing the country to look hard at its failings when it comes to older people. In one of the most notorious cases, residents in a privately owned CHSLD in Montreal were left abandoned without water and in full diapers for days, the Montreal Gazette reported. Williams says that Canadians would welcome national standards, but he’d like the process to lead to an overhaul of the industry – finding more ways that seniors can stay in their communities, and not just increasing funding for institutional settings.“I hope they take this as an opportunity to rethink, as many other countries have, the entire idea of care over the longer term instead of long-term care beds,” he says.For now, many like Ms. “This has focused everybody’s attention that we really need to put in an effort to change the nature of how we provide nursing home services in the country.”The Canadian setup for health careThe principles behind Canada’s publicly funded health system, which requires that all medically necessary hospital and doctor services be covered, does not extend to nursing or home care. In Quebec, which has seen the highest coronavirus infection and mortality rates in Canada, 63% of COVID-19 fatalities have occurred in long-term care facilities, known as CHSLDs.Per capita, Canada has fared much better than the United States in containing the spread of the disease. It is prejudice.”And many believe it set the country up for failure when the pandemic swept through. While all the provinces and territories provide some coverage for such care, run by a mix of public and for-profit entities, it varies extensively, says Paul Williams, a University of Toronto professor and co-chair of the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community. Carlos Osorio/Reuters

Workers wave at passing cars honking their horns in support for Pinecrest Nursing Home after several residents died and dozens of staff were sickened by COVID-19 in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, March 30, 2020. Brideau are left wondering if they’d still have their loved ones if the system had implemented changes earlier. unfortunately the poorest and the oldest normally [take the hit],” he says. Loading… No paywall. But it’s just a reflex, a realization that hits heavily each day: Her mother, Thérèse Duguay, died in mid-April from COVID-19.“It’s strong, that bond,” Ms. May 28, 2020

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For years, Canada has been lauded for its universal health protections, and per capita during the pandemic, the country has fared much better than its neighbor, the United States, in containing the spread of the disease.But the coronavirus crisis has exposed a glaring shortcoming in Canada: More than 80% of its COVID-19 fatalities are linked to nursing homes. Ford, under fire for turning a blind eye to the problem before the pandemic, said he’d launch an independent commission to probe the failings, in which around 1,500 nursing home residents have died from COVID-19 (among more than 2,100 in total). He foresees a growing discussion about extending the concept of the Canada Health Act to nursing homes and home care.The Vancouver Coastal Health system in British Columbia may show one way forward. “We’ve been able to kind of eke along with minimal staffing levels in nursing homes, but COVID has blown it apart. I don’t exclude myself,” Mr. “I think that many people are responsible. Paul Brunet, who heads a patients’ rights group that launched a class-action lawsuit in 2018 on behalf of Quebec’s CHSLD patients, says understaffing and a lack of funding have meant for years that patients have not received the care they are entitled to under the law. They want emergency measures that were implemented to contain the outbreaks – such as better wages for personal support workers so they don’t have to patch together part-time work to make ends meet – to become permanent. At least 51 residents died as a result of the outbreak, which is now the subject of three inquiries.Quebec Premier François Legault has acknowledged the problem, saying that “society failed” to protect those most vulnerable and that successive governments did not invest enough in the CHSLDs. A year later, that move unwittingly placed her in the heart of a pandemic. Courtesy of France Brideau

France Brideau (right) lost her mother, Thérèse Duguay, in mid-April from COVID-19. The alarming concerns about nursing homes that have surfaced in Canada, a country known for its health coverage, are spurring a national reexamination. But in a country lauded for its universal health protections, the death rate and shocking conditions in some homes have generated an urgent conversation about whether its safety net is supporting those most vulnerable.In Quebec and Ontario, the military has been deployed to assist nursing facilities that have been hardest hit. Schwandt. On April 12, just a week after her mother tested positive, Ms. In Canada, “everyone has access to all the care he or she might need, but when there’s budget cuts … Some want the entire industry to be rethought. As a start, Dr. At present the system has managed 14 outbreaks by implementing measures including constant testing and containment and proper use of protective equipment. Hirdes foresees a growing discussion in the country about extending the concept of the Canada Health Act to nursing homes and home care, although how that would be achieved is unclear. “This has focused everybody’s attention that we really need to put in an effort to change the nature of how we provide nursing home services in the country,” says John Hirdes, a professor at the University of Waterloo. Brideau says in a telephone interview from her home in Laval, a city in the Canadian province of Quebec. This week the Canadian Armed Forces shook the nation with a damning report on the unsafe state of five long-term care facilities in Greater Toronto. She had been residing in a nursing home. Legault told reporters.In Ontario, Mr. As Georgia reopens, is it creating a model for America?Canada is not alone in confronting a high mortality rate among older people, especially those in institutional care. At present the system has managed 14 outbreaks by implementing measures including constant testing and containment and proper use of protective equipment. He says more permanent changes, such as staff earning a living wage at a single center and being able to take off work when sick, would both limit the spread of disease and provide better continuity of care for residents.“I have a lot of hope,” he says. “I think it was massively shocking to people to find out what was going on in places which are understaffed and underfunded,” he says.It’s not shocking to advocates, though. Canada’s nursing homes have been hit especially hard by the pandemic. The system has declared eight of those outbreaks over. Toronto and Montreal
France Brideau checks her phone each morning when she wakes up to see if her mother has called. Ontario Premier Doug Ford promised justice, calling the findings “heartbreaking” and “gut-wrenching.”Advocates and victims’ families are calling for public inquiries as to what went wrong and for new national standards for long-term care to be established. ‘They didn’t get to die with dignity’: Canada reexamines care for seniors

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COVID-19 has tested the effectiveness of safety nets. Brideau says she got a phone call from the CHSLD telling her that her mother’s condition had deteriorated and that she should come in.

I’m really disappointed in society, disappointed in everything that is happening.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. Ms. Duguay died that afternoon. Brideau says. No paywall. “When I hear anything about COVID-19 now, my eyes fill up with tears and my throat tightens,” Ms. “They didn’t get to die with dignity. …
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Brexit’s benefits? How food security prep set up UK for pandemic.

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The whole industry emptied the front end of the supply chain and then we had to recover.”The lessons now being learned are likely to have far-reaching effects. Loading… This even prompted Prince Charles to take the unusual step of calling on Britons furloughed from other sectors of the economy to help to bring in crops before they rot.“Britain was probably in the best-stocked position that it had been for many, many years, because of preparations for Brexit,” says David Bailey, a professor of industrial strategy at the University of Birmingham. Why We Wrote This

The British government spent a great deal trying to protect itself from food shortages in the event of a no-deal Brexit. It wasn’t,” says Professor Lang, who has advised a host of United Nations bodies and U.K. One challenge has been reshaping the “just-in-time” delivery system that the U.K. “So, when COVID-19 hit, leading to lots of economic dislocation and people starting to stockpile at home, the supermarkets’ distribution system was in a position to meet that, though not necessarily in the right place at the right time.”“The negative side,” adds Professor Bailey, “is that when it comes to food in particular – agriculture, picking crops, and food processing – the U.K. France feeds itself. But such a system   typically keeps very little produce in stock to cope with emergencies like the current crisis.Tesco has been a key player in “feed the nation” contingency plans since early March. Food services may switch to a “just-in-case” approach, says David Bailey, a professor at the University of Birmingham, “so instead of having a super-lean supply chain that stretches across the world, you actually have much bigger stocks and supply-chain sourcing locally.”

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In the chaotic lead up to Britain’s departure from the European Union, grim forecasts emerged of the dangers of a no-deal Brexit. He cites preparatory reviews for a pandemic in 2011, then full-scale Brexit planning in 2016 and 2019.Despite the long-standing concerns, little has been done to make the U.K. food consumption before the lockdown. Food producers have been challenged with huge surpluses from unused local produce, such as 95,000 tons of potatoes expected to pile up by July, which had been destined for fish and chip shops.And Britain’s nine largest supermarket chains have been relied upon to carry the burden, while the rest of the food-service sector was “devastated” by lockdown measures, says Tim Lang, a professor of food policy at City, University of London, and author of a new book “Feeding Britain: Our Food Problems and How to Fix Them.”“The astonishing thing, going into coronavirus, is Britain ought to have been the best-prepared rich country on the planet to deal with food and a no-deal Brexit. feeds itself. But such a system typically keeps very little produce in stock to cope with emergencies like the current crisis. When the mammoth British supermarket chain Tesco adopted the system, it shot up from being the third-biggest retailer in the U.K. Ever since, despite food shortage shocks during both world wars, “the hardwired position still in Britain … is we expect others to feed us.”

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Customers shop at Hunters Farm shop in Milton Keynes, England, as the spread of the COVID-19 continues on March 18, 2020. has relied upon for decades to bring fresh produce as cost effectively as possible to store shelves. How did the U.K. government agencies on food issues. “That pace in demand is unbelievable. Birmingham’s   Professor Bailey says Brexit provided a useful stress test for the supply chain, but both Brexit and the pandemic will galvanize a trend toward reducing risk. As Georgia reopens, is it creating a model for America?Questions are also being raised about how crisis-mode government decisions further empowered large supermarket chains, while decimating the restaurants and hotels of the food-service sector, which accounted for 30% of U.K. fare? has relied upon for decades to bring fresh produce as cost effectively as possible to store shelves. )

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When planning for Brexit, the British government spent several billion pounds making preparations in case the country pulled out of the European Union without an agreement. It was therefore ready for remote working, but not the sudden surge in demand for food akin to its traditional heaviest shopping day of the year, Dec. Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Local residents pick asparagus as they work at Dyas Farms, in Sevenscore, England, on April 16, 2020. They warned of disruption of fragile food and medicine supply chains, and panic buying and fuel shortages that would spark “a rise in public disorder and community tensions.”The British government, in fact, spent several billion pounds making preparations in case the country pulled out of the EU without an agreement. less food dependent, says   Professor Lang. It’s because Britain had an empire and it made a decision in the 1840s not to feed itself,” says Professor Lang. The contingency planning, called Operation Yellowhammer, included a concerted look at food security, for good reason: Britain imports fully half of its food, much of that from the EU.This extensive pre-Brexit planning has proved a boon in the last few months, as it has softened the disruptive blow of the coronavirus pandemic. Britain doesn’t, and has chosen not to.”“Why does that happen? is very dependent on an army of overseas, low-paid workers … No paywall. That included a concerted look at food security, for good reason: Britain imports fully half of its food.This extensive pre-Brexit planning has proved a boon in the last few months, as it has softened the disruptive blow of the coronavirus pandemic. Britain has been relatively ready to cope with a COVID-19 surge in demand for food thanks to a degree of warehouse and stockpile expansion from early 2019.Yet as the United Kingdom begins reopening after two months under lockdown, analysts say the coronavirus has still exposed an unacceptably high vulnerability of food dependency that must now be dealt with. to the third largest in the world – and now accounts for more than 20% of retail food purchases in Britain. As Britons begin to emerge from the worst of the virus, with the second highest death toll (37,000) in the world after the U.S., the push to bring critical supplies closer to home will accelerate, and extend beyond food.“There will be questions about how far we have gone in terms of integration globally and whether we need to bring a balance back, at least in what we deem to be strategically important areas – agriculture, parts of manufacturing, sourcing for our health system, pharmaceuticals – for more local content to guard against this sort of disruption,” says Professor Bailey.Another result will be close examination of why the   food-service sector was almost completely shut down during the lockdown, rather than being kept running to help food banks and other outlets. It is a holdover from the British Empire in the mid-19th century, when the country relied on food sourced from colonies abroad to provide nourishment at home.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. Then the coronavirus pandemic brought about its own food crisis. How food security prep set up UK for pandemic. and that’s been made worse by [pandemic] travel restrictions.”

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An employee of Eurotunnel and his dog check trucks on their way to Britain during a day of test in case of no-deal Brexit, at the exit of the Channel tunnel in Calais, northern France. May 28, 2020

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Deep Read ( 5 Min. Critical needs like food and health services may switch from just-in-time delivery systems to “just-in-case,” so “instead of having a super-lean supply chain that stretches across the world, you actually have much bigger stocks and supply-chain sourcing locally,” says   Professor Bailey.In the U.K., that may require a broader change of thinking. Yet as the United Kingdom begins reopening after two months under lockdown, analysts say the coronavirus has still exposed an unacceptably high vulnerability of food dependency that must now be dealt with.One challenge has been reshaping the “just-in-time” delivery system that the U.K. Foreign workers, the backbone of Britain’s agriculture force, are missing from the country’s fields due to the coronavirus lockdown. During the lockdown, it donated food to provide millions of meals for health service workers, and supported 350,000 people from a government-provided list of those “clinically vulnerable.”Presciently, Tesco in 2016 also conducted a “doomsday” exercise, in which it envisioned coping with a headquarters shutdown. And the pandemic has raised alarm about overreliance on seasonal foreign workers, most from the EU. “The U.S. 23.“With no notice we had five days at that level and no chance to plan,” Dave Lewis, Tesco’s chief executive officer, told The Guardian earlier this month. Brexit’s benefits?

There is a terrifyingly worrying arrogance being shown in the British government that it can just leave it to Tesco, et al.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. … “Food banks can’t cope, and the government’s response is, yet again, let nine retailers give more donations to food banks. “There are really important issues that Britain has got to face; [it’s] got to wake up and discuss its food security problem,” says   Professor Lang. No paywall.
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New security laws blur line between Hong Kong and mainland China

The meeting didn’t resume until 4 p.m.Mr. The Trump administration said it no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous. 

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China’s legislature, pictured at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28, 2020, has endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong that seeks to quell future protests. Chu said outside the chamber.He said the legislature’s president had objected to his placard calling Ms. gives to the former British colony.Pro-Beijing lawmakers said Hong Kong would retain its high degree of autonomy under the “one-country, two systems” framework that has governed the territory since Britain returned it to China in 1997.“We truly believe that this decision made by the National People’s Congress would not harm the rights and freedom that Hong Kong people enjoy,” pro-Beijing lawmaker Martin Liao said. The proposal has sparked outrage and strained relations with the United States. As Georgia reopens, is it creating a model for America?The move marks a definitive end to China’s more low-key approach to Hong Kong over the large-scale protests last year, said Cornell University China expert Allen Carlson.Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who has come under fire for her handling of the protests, said the decision was welcome because of the difficulty her government faces in passing national security legislation on its own. Then a rushing Ted Hui kicked the cloth bag toward the president’s dais after security officers grabbed him and it fell from his hands.Members left the chamber, security guards sprayed disinfectant and cleaning workers arrived to wipe the carpet. In the Central business district, police raised flags warning protesters to disperse before they shot pepper balls at the crowd and searched several people. If it wants to be respected, then let this government first respect the rights and freedoms of its people first,” Mr. Any insulting acts toward these symbols would also be criminal,” pro-Beijing lawmaker Tony Tse said in the first day of legislative debate.Pro-democracy lawmaker Charles Mok disagreed, saying the legislation would not help gain the respect of people and was an excuse to control freedom, speech, and ideas of people.“We oppose the second reading of the national anthem bill, not because we don’t respect the national anthem. Pompeo’s announcement in a separate news conference.Sanctions or the freezing of Hong Kong’s special economic status would “let Beijing know it is a must to completely withdraw and stop the implementation of the national security law,” said Mr. Japan and other democracies criticized the move. The city’s constitution requires it to enact such a law, but successive governments have been unable or unwilling to because of opposition.Ms. Lee was recently elected chair of a key committee that sent the anthem bill to the full legislature for consideration. Leung ordered him ejected, too. “It could solve the issue of violence and riot and let citizens return to a peaceful and stable life.”As China’s orderly 3,000-member Congress rubber-stamped the move in Beijing, Hong Kong’s legislature was taking on another bill that would criminalize insulting or abusing the Chinese national anthem in a raucous session in which three pro-democracy lawmakers were ejected and proceedings halted for about five hours.This comes after thousands of protesters shouted pro-democracy slogans and insults at police in across Hong Kong on Wednesday. “I wanted him to taste it, unfortunately it [fell] on the ground because I was hit by security guards,” he said.As the action unfolded, Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong applauded Mr. Loading… Wong, who rose to prominence as a student leader during pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014.Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said ahead of Mr. More than 50 people in the Causeway Bay shopping district were rounded up and made to sit outside a shopping mall, while riot police with pepper spray patrolled and warned journalists to stop filming.According to Facebook posts by the Hong Kong police force,   360 people were arrested on charges including unauthorized assembly, driving slowly, and possession of items that could be used for unlawful purposes, such as gasoline bombs.The bill would make it illegal to insult or abuse the Chinese national anthem, “March of the Volunteers” in semi-autonomous Hong Kong. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified Congress on Wednesday that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China, setting the stage for the possible withdrawal of preferential trade and financial treatment that the U.S. Pompeo’s announcement that China would take necessary steps to fight back against any “erroneous foreign interference in Hong Kong’s affairs.” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Japan is deeply concerned about the decision “amid strong concerns expressed by the international community and the people of Hong Kong.”Ahead of the decision, U.S. Lee an “illegal chairperson” during Wednesday’s first day of debate, so he made a new one that called her the best chairperson instead.Ms. Leung to feel and smell the rotting of “one country, two systems” and Hong Kong’s civilization. Those guilty of the offense would face up to three years in prison and a fine of $6,450.Opponents of the bill say it is a blow to freedom of expression in the city, while Beijing officials say it will foster a patriotic spirit and socialist values.“Western democracies all have laws to protect their national flags, national anthems and emblems. Then firefighters in full protective gear entered and appeared to take samples from the floor using swabs. The national anthem is a symbol of the country’s dignity. Lam said in a statement that new laws would “sanction an extremely small minority of criminals who threaten national security” and “not affect the legitimate rights and freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong residents.”Japan joined the United States and other democracies that have criticized the move. New security laws blur line between Hong Kong and mainland China

The territory’s pro-Beijing government says new laws on security and the national anthem will not infringe on Hong Kong’s freedoms. Hui later described the contents as a rotten plant, and said he wanted Mr. Mok said.The legislature’s president, Andrew Leung, suspended Thursday’s meeting shortly after it began and ejected Eddie Chu for holding up a sarcastic sign about a pro-Beijing lawmaker that read “Best Chairperson, Starry Lee.”A second pro-democracy lawmaker was thrown out for yelling after the meeting resumed, and then a third after rushing forward with a large plastic bottle in a cloth bag that spilled its brownish contents on the floor in front of the president’s raised dais.“We have wanted to use any method to stop this national anthem law getting passed by this legislature, which is basically controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, because the law is just another way of putting pressure on Hong Kong people,” Mr. Her election, which the pro-democracy opposition contends was illegal, ended a months-long filibuster that had prevented the committee from acting on the bill and other legislation.After the meeting restarted, pro-democracy lawmaker Ray Chan started yelling, and Mr. No timetable has been announced, but they could be enacted at one of its next meetings in June and August. May 28, 2020

By Zen Soo and Ken Moritsugu
Associated Press

Hong Kong
China officially ratified a plan Thursday to write a national security law for Hong Kong that exerts Beijing’s broader, new control over the semi-autonomous territory in a bid to prevent a return of the months of often-violent protests last year.The Beijing-backed Hong Kong government sought to assure its citizens that the law would not infringe on their freedoms, while the pro-democracy opposition described the move as the end of the core values that set the former British colony apart from the rest of China.“From now on, Hong Kong is nothing but just another mainland Chinese city,” pro-democracy lawmaker Claudia Mo said.China’s ceremonial legislature, ending a one-week annual session curtailed because of the coronavirus, approved a decision by the ruling Communist Party to impose national security laws on Hong Kong.The body’s standing committee, a smaller group with decision-making power, is charged with developing the specific laws against secession, subversion, terrorism, and foreign interference in Hong Kong’s affairs.

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Bubbles and teddy bears: dining out in a pandemic

Greek restaurants are using salt and pepper sachets inside of shakers, and menus are either thrown away after each meal or are laminated and wiped down regularly. May 28, 2020

By Thomas Adamson and Oleg Cetinic
Associated Press

Paris
Dining at a table where each person is enclosed by a clear plastic shield might look and sound futuristic, but it could be one way for some restaurants to reopen. The shields are just one measure that restaurants around the world are testing as they prepare to reopen. Some tavernas have staff in matching face masks. It is awaiting approval from authorities to open if it meets safety standards. Italian restaurants are using contact tracing. Thibault Camus/AP

Two people test out dining under plastic shields suspended from the ceiling at a restaurant in Paris on May 27, 2020. Bubbles and teddy bears: dining out in a pandemic

From space-holding mannequins to disposable menus to plastic domes suspended over tables, restaurateurs worldwide are getting creative in order to protect their patrons from the coronavirus. Manzoni said.Makers of the Plex’eat say they have received more than 200 preorders around the world, including from France, the United States, and Japan.Designer Christophe Gernigon said he got the idea after visiting a store in Bangkok “with three individual domes with chairs where people would sit and listen to music.”He merged the idea with the large face shields that have proliferated since the pandemic began, although there is no filtration system to keep any viruses from spreading.Being French, there’s a version for more intimate dining, of course: a dome that cocoons its occupants in romantic isolation from the rest of the room.Among other revamped restaurants across Europe:
At El Salamanca, a Barcelona beachfront restaurant known for paella, menus are gone and customers use their smart phones to scan a QR code to consult what is on offer. They also ensure a cozy, less-sterile atmosphere.At Amsterdam’s Mediamatic restaurant, the owners have erected small glass houses that surround each table, served by waiters in protective shields.While many restaurants offered take-out and delivery during the health crisis to keep generating at least some income, such practices are less common in France, although Michelin starred chefs such as Alain Ducasse have started doing take-out service.Owners are seeking solutions that will coax back customers while also easing their anxiety about catching the virus.Mathieu Manzoni, the director of H.A.N.D, said he thinks the plastic shields are a “pretty, more poetic” solution for restaurateurs who fear that social distancing could cut their capacity by half or more.“There is a bit of a panic,” Mr. Some of its faux diners are dressed casually, while others look as though they are at a ball. The clothes showcase the work of local fashion designers.“We want to fill the space with fun things,” said owner Patrikas Ribas. They are being showcased temporarily at H.A.N.D., a Parisian restaurant seeking a way to reopen its dining room as coronavirus restrictions are relaxed.As restaurateurs around the world seek to resume in-person dining amid the pandemic, they want to adhere to social distancing rules while also trying to serve as many customers as health and safety measures will allow.Some are putting mannequins at every other table to put some space between the actual customers, like at Augustas and Barbora, a restaurant in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. It also might help out if your companion orders escargots, heavy on the garlic.The prototype plastic shields are known as the “Plex’eat,” and they resemble big clear lampshades suspended from the ceiling. Many waiters have face shields. As Georgia reopens, is it creating a model for America?Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simasius called the initiative a “perfect match of communal spirit and creativity working side by side.”In Hofheim, Germany, the Beef’n Beer is using large teddy bears seated at some tables to keep diners properly spaced apart. Diners are supposed to reserve tables ahead of time and owners are keeping their contact information: If someone subsequently reports testing positive, the restaurant can quickly identify and contact those who ate there at the same time. In the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, a restaurant on the banks of the Volga and Oka rivers has set up 20 plastic huts for couples. Loading… Some coffee bars in central Rome also are attaching stylish arched glass partitions to divide tabletops down the middle.

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This story was reported by The Associated Press. AP writers Nicole Winfield in Rome, Derek Gatopoulos in Athens, Frank Jordans in Berlin, and Aritz Parra in Madrid contributed.Editor’s note: As a public service, the Monitor has removed the paywall for all our coronavirus coverage. Thomas Adamson reported from Leeds, England. It’s free.

For US-China relations, a day of reckoning

It could count on strong military, political, and economic bonds with other democracies, and the international weight of its democratic example.For now, at least, Washington seems much less interested in this “soft power,” and ties with its allies have been fraying badly. There’s also been another change. During the Cold War, the U.S. relied not just on its own strength. China, on the other hand, shows every sign of a continued determination to widen its global influence.

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Correspondent

Tensions in Washington’s relationship with Beijing have been bubbling for some time, but now they seem to be coming to a head. officials charged. also painfully underscored mounting concerns about the West’s relationship with China.On the political front, once President Xi’s government got COVID-19 under control he resisted calls for an independent inquiry into its origins, while also reframing the public narrative to contrast China’s “success” with the failure of Western democracies to stem the pandemic effectively.Economically, the initial Chinese shutdown underlined the dependence of many U.S. A full break would mean major economic and financial costs for both sides. In the U.S., these were embodied by the election of President Trump on his “America First” platform; in China, by the shift from a collective, more rules-based and open system in the early 2000s to the rule of President Xi Jinping. May 28, 2020

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Deep Read ( 4 Min. companies are on supply chains originating in China, and a rethink is underway in Congress about how this dependence might be lessened.But it’s a long way from there to the new Cold War some are predicting. and China.Neither side can afford to decouple completely. China is far more tightly tied into the world economy than the Soviet Union ever was. officials complain that China has used questionable means – ranging from illegal state aid for its businesses to industrial espionage – to become the second largest economy in the world. and other Western businesses on supply chains starting in China. Back then, besides arms control, there were no major international issues requiring U.S.-Soviet partnership. China is much more advanced economically, and more intricately connected with the international economy, than Soviet Russia ever was.There are still the makings of a Cold War-style rivalry, however. London
No international relationship matters more. And Chinese President Xi Jinping has imposed the strictest regimen of Communist Party rule since Mao Zedong’s day.The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare how dependent many U.S. By far the majority of these items were now made in China.There are already signs of reassessment. Europe, too, is looking at ways of strengthening its own capacity to produce strategically important goods, as well as to forestall possible efforts by Chinese firms to buy Western businesses weakened during the pandemic.The longer-term question is whether we’re headed for something like the Cold War with the old Soviet Union.In one sense, the parallel is illusory. Now, in order to deal effectively with tomorrow’s top challenge – climate change – the U.S. In one sense, that may have been inevitable: The virus got its start in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the authorities initially tried to hide it.But the political and economic shockwaves that the pandemic spread in Europe and the U.S. One example: In 2014, the toppling of the pro-Moscow government in Ukraine was followed by Russia’s military intervention, its annexation of Crimea, and a systematic tightening of Western sanctions.For the U.S.-China relationship, COVID-19 has played a similar role. Where China had once been largely a source for lower-cost consumer goods, it had grown into a modern and increasingly high-tech economy: the world’s second largest. And a series of recent developments – such as the way President Donald Trump has made criticism of China a centerpiece of his reelection campaign and Beijing’s move to impose tough new security legislation on Hong Kong – suggest we’re at a critical pivot point.Tensions had been building long before COVID, mind you.On the U.S. That’s an especially serious risk now, coming on top of the huge damage already done by shutdowns aimed at stemming COVID’s spread.But at the very least, a fundamental reassessment seems inevitable. President Xi’s consolidation of power has also drawn a Cold War-style ideological dividing line between his increasingly totalitarian regime and democratic governments in the West.Yet the world has changed since the Cold War in ways that could determine how any new China relationship evolves. Since coming to power in 2012, he has consolidated his authority, done away with presidential term limits and instituted the most pervasive regimen of Communist party control since the rule of Mao Zedong.    But sometimes in international relations, a single event or crisis does more than aggravate existing tensions. Congress is looking for ways to loosen these dependencies – and also now for ways to react if President Xi follows through on his move to end Hong Kong’s autonomy in matters like free speech, an independent judiciary, and the rule of law. relationship with China worsens, some are predicting a new Cold War. But the forces pulling them apart are growing stronger. Such decoupling seems unlikely, but a shifting mood in Washington suggests a pivot point may be close. And amid all the political tremors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, ties between the United States and China are about to enter their most fraught period in decades.It may not prove the end of an era – a definitive halt to the process of engagement begun with the Nixon administration’s dramatic opening to Beijing in 1972. China has staked out a military presence in the South China Sea and, through its Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiative, has made itself felt economically and diplomatically across central and south Asia and in Africa and Europe. The surprise trip – a diplomatic bombshell – opened a new era in U.S.-China relations that is now in peril. Loading… Beijing was using state aid, exchange rate adjustments, strong-arm restraints on foreign companies, and industrial espionage to steal a march on competitors, U.S. Washington and Moscow used to partner only on arms control. Although a complete break in ties is unlikely, since that would hurt both sides too badly, a fundamental reassessment seems inevitable.U.S. side, they were rooted in frustration over a growing imbalance in the relationship. That dependence became even more starkly evident when countries and companies had to scramble for ventilators and personal protective equipment to deal with COVID-19. As Georgia reopens, is it creating a model for America?There were other tensions, too, rooted in political changes. And the world economy as a whole would suffer heavily from a purely adversarial relationship between its two major powers. Bob Daugherty/AP/File

President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai toast each other at the end of the first day of Nixon’s historic visit to Beijing in 1972. For US-China relations, a day of reckoning

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As the U.S. Today, a range of critical challenges such as climate change demand cooperation between the U.S. A bipartisan coalition in the U.S. Like a freeze-frame, it dramatically highlights the core issues behind them, and leads to a shift in direction. He has also moved to expand China’s influence and power abroad. and China will need to work together.

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‘Cook Off’ heats up: Netflix debut a triumph for Zimbabwe film

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In the weeks between when filming wrapped and that first screening in Harare, Zimbabwe’s only leader since independence, Mr. “But at that moment, it felt like we had broken through them all.”

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Actress Tendaiishe Chitima looks out a window for a scene in “Cook Off.” She plays the lead character, Anesu, a single mother and amateur chef. “For everyone who participated, it was a leap of faith,” he says.The actors were told they’d only be paid if the film made money. The 2017 film from Zimbabwe is available on Netflix starting June 1. Anel Wessels/Courtesy of Zoe Flood

Jefferson Muserera, who plays contestant Simba T, prepares for a take on the set of "Cook Off" with camera assistant Dennis Denya Madyira. First released in 2017, the romantic comedy let Zimbabweans see themselves on the big screen, and eventually won over audiences, including Netflix executives. “We wanted to make something authentically Zimbabwean,” says director Tomas Brickhill. As Georgia reopens, is it creating a model for America?“There are so many barriers holding us back, and so many odds against us as African actors and filmmakers,” says Tendaiishe Chitima, who plays Anesu. ‘Cook Off’ heats up: Netflix debut a triumph for Zimbabwe film

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People often look to popular culture for reflections of themselves. Brickhill knew the ins and outs of the contest well. Among the biggest barriers in Zimbabwe, of course, is money. Actors sometimes missed call times because they got caught in   the police tear gas being used to break up anti-government protests in Zimbabwe’s capital in the dying days of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule. So it wasn’t much of a leap for him to fictionalize his reality show experience for the big screen. “But at the same time, we wanted it to be something the rest of the world could identify with, too.” 

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Everything about “Cook Off” was a long shot.The film’s plot, for one. And although his replacement was his former right-hand man, Zimbabweans were jubilant at the prospect of a new dawn for their country. “We really wanted to do a feel-good romantic comedy to say, our lives look like this, too. Feature films made in the country are often donor-financed, with the stipulation that they tackle a pressing social issue like HIV, homelessness, or teen pregnancy.“We often have this super-serious heavy content coming out of Zimbabwe,” says “Cook Off” director Tomas Brickhill. We should be allowed to fall in love on screen, too.”   As a director of the real-life “Battle of the Chefs” competition, Mr. “I just feel like I’m way, way out of my depth.”But if the fictional Anesu was out of her depth, the film’s crew was even more so. And when it came time to screen the final cut in December 2017, the crew chose the roof of a hotel in the capital Harare, not because it was a hip open-air venue, but because they couldn’t afford to rent out a cinema. Several crew members shared the director’s small house, which also doubled as part of the set. It told a story of near-impossible odds, following a single mother and amateur chef as she duked it out with an ensemble of professionals to try to   win a Zimbabwean reality TV cooking competition called “Battle of the Chefs.”   “It’s just so much harder than I imagined,” confesses Anesu to a fellow competitor after nearly being eliminated from the show. May 27, 2020

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When Netflix announced earlier this month that it had acquired its first feature film made in Zimbabwe, “Cook Off,” it felt to the cast and crew like the movie’s plot had jumped the screen into their real lives.The total budget for “Cook Off” – which follows an amateur chef as she dukes it out with professionals to try to win a reality TV cooking competition – was about as much as a decent used car. But even before Netflix bought “Cook Out,” which will go live on the streaming service June 1, the film’s trajectory was, well, cinematic. Mugabe, was muscled out of office by his former vice president in a coup. What was far tougher was putting together a feature-length film with an initial cash budget of $8,000, supplemented by deals to offset the costs of gear and film set. “Obviously a few years later we can see not much has changed for Zimbabwe, but at that moment, it felt like a fresh start.”And the film soon had momentum of its own, screening at a dozen international film festivals and garnering fans from Los Angeles to Rotterdam in the Netherlands to Durban, South Africa. “There was a big push from the new government to say, ‘We want to be more open; we want to allow more freedom of expression,’ and our film got caught up in that momentum,” Ms. Loading… Government power cuts would arrive in the middle of filming, and to save money, several crew members shared the director’s small house, which also doubled as part of the set.So when Netflix announced earlier this month that it had licensed the streaming rights to the 2017 film – the first time in the streaming service’s history that it had acquired   a feature film made in Zimbabwe – it felt to the cast and crew like the movie’s plot had jumped the screen into their real lives. And the actors were told they’d only be paid if the film made money. When the movie “Cook Off” arrives on Netflix on Monday, it will mark a first for the streaming service – and Zimbabweans. Bongani Kumbula/Courtesy of Cook Off

“We wanted to make something authentically Zimbabwean,” says “Cook Off” director Tomas Brickhill (left), posing with one of the movie’s producers, Joe Njagu. Chitima says. The total budget for “Cook Off,” a romantic comedy, was about as much as a decent used car.
A film that let Zimbabweans see themselves – their tin-roofed neighborhoods, their skeptical mothers, plates stacked with meat and pillowy clouds of sadza, a local starch – on the big screen, he says. “We wanted to make something authentically Zimbabwean,”   says Mr. Audiences around the world were sucked into the love story, the reality show drama, and most of all, the story of an underdog who made it big in an improbable way. Brickhill. “But at the same time, we wanted it to be something the rest of the world could identify with, too.”   And it worked, he says.

Gianmaria Testa – Lasciami Andare Lyrics

I didn’t come to say goodbye
Because I don’t know
The proper tone for a goodbye
Or even the words
For the occasion
Or where to put my hands
Where to look
Which wall of the room
To look at
I didn’t come to say goodbye
I didn’t come to say goodbye
Because I don’t understand
The proper time for a goodbye
That finds the right words
And bridges distance
And then frees your hands
And lets you look
Beyond the wall of a room
Look
I didn’t come to say goodbye
We’ll never retrace
Our steps, never
There will no longer be room
Not even in hiding
In days past, never
We’ll never come back
Or only to remember
That the time of memory
Is the time of delay
And it doesn’t make things come back
Let me go
I didn’t come to say goodbye
Though now I can see it
The proper tone for a goodbye
And I know the words
For the occasion
And I can shake hands
And I can look at
Any wall in a room
Look…
We’ll never come back…

Linoskiii – Casablanca Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I don’t really want to say much, I’ll let the beats speak
As my homie, Frank John turns this sample to a beat
But, I’m a mellow, jello fellow, smooth flows
Soothe those eardrums daily, until they soon grow
Out the music that they’re accustomed to
All attention on me when I bust a few notes
And I hit them perfectly, to a perfect pitch
A certain effort wrestles when i’m on this shit
Lino Skywalker, the captain of his own battleship
I’m off to war until I drown in a bottomless abyss of self misery
And I’m passionless, until the world judges me on my callousness
My life used to be colorful, but now my life is colorless
Sorta like an old school cinema film
[Outro]
(If I describe it right, I see the world in black and white
I see the world in black and white
Black and white, black and white)

Noxious Emotion – X Lyrics

Breakout a strange ideal
The breeding grounds are people in crowds
Artifact discovered caused by human future
Positions the mystery of life
A major shift that goes nowhere
Pandemic disease, investigate the samples
Concluded analysis a probable ancestor to descendants
Applying the pressure, a virus grows uncontrollably
Another disease waiting to happen
Infection of the species
Not human, one to the other
Growing in strength
Forming mutation
A new era as we learn
As new strands appear, increased surveylance
Close proximity to the disease
A regional question
The interesting part killing the strong
While most infected traveling freely
Molecular pathology determined
Sequence to the mystery of life
This is how the world ends
Not with a bang, but with a whimper

Deradoorian – Your Creator Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Feel
Your own
The only one you’ll ever really
Know
[Chorus]
In your inner gaze
You will find the sage
And build a circle of
Creation
[Verse 2]
Don’t
Allow
It into a place you cannot
Hold
[Chorus]
In your inner gaze
You will find the sage
And build a circle of
Creation
[Verse 3]
You will know
You will know
You will know
If you want
You will know
If you want
You will know
[Verse 1]
Feel
Your own
The only one you’ll ever really
Know
[Chorus]
In your inner gaze
You will find the sage
And build a circle of
Creation
[Verse 2]
Don’t
Allow
It into a place you cannot
Hold
[Chorus]
In your inner gaze
You will find the sage
And build a circle of
Creat…
In your inner gaze
You will find the sage
And build a circle of
Creation
In your inner gaze
You will find the sage
And build a circle of
Creat…
In your inner gaze
You will find the sage
And build a circle of
Creation
[Refrain]
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
[Verse 3]
You will know
You will know
You will know
If you want
You will know
If you want
You will know
[Refrain]
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

Brasstracks – Everything I Got Lyrics

Instead of keepin’ all the letters in front of me, I’d rather keep jumpin’
From fling to fling to thing to thing and then I keep runnin’, uh
See I can have the best thing in my life, I don’t ever keep nothin’
But baby, keep the beat bumpin’
[Pre-Chorus]
Because I been searchin’ for that someone new
Who’s gon’ keep on turnin’ me out
Drop everything that I got, aw, listen to me
You been waitin’ for me to come and
Sweep you off of your feet
But I’m still stuck, focused on me, aw, baby, baby
Know that you deserve better, I could do better
She said…
[Chorus]
I’m givin’ you everything got
My heart, my soul, my time, and my love
You can’t spend all of the money that you want
I need to someone to get me around
So call me when you ready to belong next to me
Like I know you can be, pay attention to me
‘Cause you know that I know that we got somethin’ that most never feel
So baby, let’s keep it real
And I can feel this shit comin’ (Woo), uh
The day you wouldn’t take it, sick and tired of entertaining all of this fronting, uh
So you deserve tighter hugs, the type of love that make you wanna scream it out loud
And no more imitating, I can take you, baby, give me all of your lovin’
And I can make you keep coming, aw baby, babe
[Pre-Chorus]
Because I been searchin’ for that someone new
Who’s gon’ keep on turnin’ me out
Drop everything that I got, aw, listen to me
And you been waitin’ for me to come and
Sweep you off of your feet
Anything that bring you closer to me, aw, baby, baby (Yeah)
I know that you deserve better, and I’ma better
And she said…
[Chorus]
I’m givin’ you everything got
My heart, my soul, my time, and my love
And you can’t spend all of the money that you want
I need to someone to get me around
So call me when you ready to belong next to me
Like I know you can be, pay attention to me
‘Cause you know that I know that we got somethin’ that most never feel
So baby, let’s keep it real
[Outro]
Aw, baby, baby
I know that you deserve better
And we gon’ do better (I can do better)
Aw, baby, baby [Verse 1]
Now tell me, ain’t this shit funny?

Stereo Total – Alaska Lyrics

Je suis un robot
Je suis une machine
Je suis un frigo
Appelle-moi Alaska
En métal, en acier
En ferraille, toute glacée
Un monstre de B.D
Engin téléguidé
Moi qui croyais à tes contes de fées
Quelle gamine stupide
Je me hais, je me hais
Ah quelle belle conne je fais
Ridicule je sais
Alors appelle-moi Alaska
Je suis un robot
Je suis une machine
Je suis un frigo
Appelle-moi Alaska
En métal, en acier
Ferraille, alu glacé
Un monstre de B.D
Engin téléguidé
Je suis glacée
Vexée, verglacée
J’ai ruiné ma jeunesse
Oh pour toi sale ingrat
Mais tout cela te laisse
Complètement froid, froid, froid
Vas-y, appelle-moi Alaska
Je suis un robot …
En métal, en acier
En ferraille, toute glacée
Un monstre de B.D
Engin téléguidé