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Thomas Simaku with a CD Release on Naxos
A CD comprising 6 works performed by the Kreutzer Quartet has just been released in the UK on Naxos records,and also in USA and Canada.
Thomas Simaku is an Albanian Composer among 21st Century Classics.For more information about individual tracks, please go to Naxos website.
A new CD release of Thomas Simaku

Monument to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa - Canada
Communist Sign the petition to support the building of a Monument to the Victims of Communism, in Ottawa, Canada

To: Parliament of Canada
While the horrors of Nazism are well known, who knows that the Soviet Union murdered 20 million people? Who knows that China's dictators have slaughtered an estimated 60 million? Who knows that the Communist holocaust has exacted a death toll surpassing that of all of the wars of the 20th century combined ? Just as we must grasp Communism's brutality, we must understand the true cause of this era's most significant event: the fall of the Soviet Union. While we believe that Vaclav Havel was right when he saw the fall of the Communist empire as an event on the same scale as the fall of the Roman Empire, it was not the end of Communism. Sign and Join this petition

Who recognised KOSOVA as an Independent State?
Countries that have recognized or Announced the recognition of Republic of Kosova
We are honored and humbled that it is our generation that lives to see that day and we are aware and ready to take up the path that begins from here. Our future is with Europe.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for standing by us in the worst times. In memory of those who gave and lost their lives, and loved ones. May peace and light prevail. Countries who recognized Kosova

Boycott of Greek products in Albania
Boycott of Greek products in Albania!

Albanian nationalists, who accuse Greece of turning the country into a non-conventional colony of Greece, are using the protest to halt the rising power of Greece in the country. In 2006 Greek Imports reached EUR 406mn, while Greek investments are estimated at over EUR 400mn. Greek companies and businesses own substantial shares in the telecommunication, petroleum and financial markets in the country. Strong protests were organized by the "Cham" population, ethnic Albanians that used to live in the territory of current Greece till the end of World War II. Afterwards, they forcedly expelled from their properties. Therefore we call on you to Boycott greek products in Albania

Donation for an Albanian Bridge in Shkoder City.
Has started a project to raise funds to build a bridge in the village of "Ure e Shtrenjte", near Shkoder. In need for donation to complete this project. More ..

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22-year-old from Indiana crowned Miss America


Posted on Saturday, January 31 @ 14:30:17 PST by classiclady

USA
    LAS VEGAS — Katie Stam always dreamed of becoming Miss America, but she bypassed the kiddie
    Miss Indiana Katie Stam is crowned Miss America 2009 by Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund in Las Vegas
    pageants and waited until she was more mature and sure of herself. Her view of Miss America changed in that time too, and made her want her new title even more.

    A day after Stam was crowned Miss America 2009, she told The Associated Press that as a little girl, she considered Miss America more of a figure than a full-fledged job.

    “I literally saw this girl who’s living out her wildest dream,” Stam said, but that view changed as she aged. “As soon as I found out the job description of Miss America, it only attracted me further.”

    The platform for the 22-year-old University of Indianapolis student is community service, and she says she’s eager to start in that role. She planned to fly to New York later Sunday for a series of media interviews about her win.

    “It starts right away,” Stam said. “Miss America — being the goodwill ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network — that job, that position was laid in my hands the moment they put the crown on my head.”

    Reigning Miss Americas become spokeswomen for various causes and charities, including the Children’s Miracle Network, a partner to the pageant.

    Of those responsibilities, Stam said, “I can’t wait to get started.”

    Stam overcame 51 other contestants, a throat infection and laryngitis Saturday night to win the crown. She’s the first winner from Indiana in the 88-year pageant.

    “My state deserves it,” said Stam, whose hometown is Seymour.



    She said she wasn’t a lifelong pageant contestant,
    entering her first at age 15.

    “I wanted to make sure that I knew who I was and knew what I had to offer, so I was a freshman in high school,” Stam said. “I didn’t do any of the kiddie pageants because, like I said, I wanted to wait.”

    Stam rose to the top of the field after strutting in a black bikini and an off-the-shoulder, white lace evening gown, then singing “Via Dolorosa” and denouncing the use of performance-enhancing drugs among professional athletes. Along with the title, Stam won a $50,000 scholarship.

    First runner-up Miss Georgia Chasity Hardman took home a $25,000 scholarship.

    Stam said she still hopes to pursue another childhood dream — becoming a television news anchor — after her one-year reign as Miss America ends. She was one semester away from finishing her bachelor’s degree in communications, but didn’t know exactly when she would graduate because of her new duties, she said.

    “Who knows what kind of opportunities will be ahead of me after my year as Miss America, but I can’t wait,” Stam said. “It’s a dream and a goal of mine that I’ve had for a long time, and I can’t wait to pursue that.”

Published by ACLIS Jan 31, 2009

 
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