… while competing as an independent player in the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival – Published on RT, Feb 21, 2017.
Iran has banned 18-year-old chess grandmaster Dorsa Derakhshani from competing for the national chess team for not wearing a hijab – obligatory dress for women under Iranian law.
Derakhshani was expelled for not covering her hair with the garment – compulsory wear for women since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 – while competing as an independent player in the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.
Her brother Borna, 15, has also been banned after competing against Israeli player Alexander Huzman in the same tournament.
The siblings have subsequently been precluded from competing in future international competitions for the Islamic Republic. Dorsa obtained her International Master and Woman Grandmaster titles last year and currently lives in Barcelona, Spain, after taking up the offer of a year’s residency … //
… Female grandmasters risked arrest if they did not cover their hair during the tournament, which prompted US women’s champion Nazi Paikidze to boycott the event.
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Nasa’s ‘holy grail’: entire new solar system that could support alien life discovered, on The Independent.co.uk, by Andrew Griffin, Feb 22, 2017: at least three of the seven planets represent the “holy grail for planet-hunting astronomers”, because they sit within the “temperate zone” and are the right temperature to allow alien life to flourish …;
Beijing has become One of the Greatest Cities on Earth, on Dissident Voice, by Andre Vltchek, Feb 20, 2017: for decades, smearing Beijing, while negating its greatness, has been one of the most effective weapons used by the US and Europe in their cultural anti-revolutionary war against all those great independent nations of the planet, especially China …;
Impfungen, ein Arzt klärt auf, hochgeladen von FreeSpirit-TV Schweiz, am 17. Feb 2017 … Dr. Johann Loibner im Gespräch mit Aline N. Brandstetter: Teil 1, 52.09 min; Teil 2, 49.27 min;
(siehe auch – die Impf-Illusion: krank durch Impfung, gesund stößt sich nur die Pharmaindustrie, 62.46 min, hochgeladen von Quer-denken.tv, am 17. Dec 2016 … Andreas Bachmair im Gespräch mit Michael Friedrich Vogt. Die Behandlung von Impfschäden ist seit über 15 Jahren Schwerpunkt der Praxistätigkeit von Andreas Bachmair. Der in Kreuzlingen am Bodensee, Schweiz, praktizierende Naturheilpraktiker, wurde selbst durch einen eigenen Impfschaden mit dem Thema Impfen konfrontiert und widmete sich daraufhin der Impfaufklärung … ganzer Text);
This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water, 3.37 min, uploaded by Seeker Stories … watch the next episode about San Francisco becoming a zero waste city: as urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that’s been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, often in controlled environments such as those built by AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey … (full text);
Thoreauvian simple living, unelectrified, timeless tiny home, 6.45 min, on Fair Companies, by Kirsten Dirksen, Jan 9, 2012 (also on YouTube);
Solar motor, free energy motor, not electrical, 3.42 min, uploaded by Bruce Yeany … these devices are sometimes referred to as solar motors or thermal motors, or even thermal retraction motors. Sunlight hitting the strips is converted into thermal energy (heat) which then causes the rotor to turn without any electrical or other mechanical parts. The use of the term “free energy” in this context means that this device is converting energy that is “freely” supplied by our sun and is not meant to suggest that it violates any laws of thermodynamics, or that it is creating energy … (full long text); (playlists: Homemade Science with Bruce Yeany; Secret stash);
Growing Roots, this farmer is taking root on your rooftops, 23.40 min, uploaded by Viddsee, more films here … discovery on Viddsee;
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