Tales of Ado-Ekiti

Ado-Ekiti, town, capital of Ekiti state, southwestern Nigeria. It lies in the Yoruba Hills, at the intersection of roads from Akure, Ilawe Ekiti, Ilesha, Ila Orangun, and Ikare, and is situated 92 miles east of Ibadan. An urban and industrial centre of the region, it was founded by the Ekiti people, a Yoruba subgroup whose members belonged to the Ekiti-Parapo, a late 19th-century confederation of Yoruba peoples that fought against Ibadan for control of the trade routes to the coast.

Ado-Ekiti became the site of a large textile mill, the people having a long-standing tradition of cotton weaving. The town also produces shoes and pottery and is a collecting point for commercial crops such as cocoa and timber. Crops such as yams, cassava, corn (maize), rice, and fruits are marketed locally.

In the precolonial period, women played a major role in social and economic activities. Division of labour was along gender lines, and women controlled such occupations as food processing, mat weaving, …

The Adnerving Case of De Vaux

In this regard, Anson Vaux rightly says that Eastwood has American history at the back of his mind. Vaux, who has been living in Syria and Cairo for eight years having twice reneged on his promises to MI6, finds himself in trouble when his old friend and protector Kadri falls out of favor with the Syrian regime, newly inherited by Hafez's son, Bashar Assad. Implicit here, though Vaux does not so claim, is the story of Job.

It seemed to de Vaux that the non-biblical scrolls provided the kernel of an answer: they described the rules and beliefs of a religious community, ascetic in its practices, and understood to live outside the mainstream. The literary promenade such as La Fontaine Songe de Vaux and Scudery's Promenade de Versailles are used to stress the comfort and innovation of Vaux, a place perceived as more humane and sometimes more civilized than the overly structured palace of Versailles with its formal, yet confusing landscape.

Mr Vaux of Queen Street, Pontypool, said he…

The Tales Of Adnah

No one wants to be the victim of a crime, or to be accused of committing one. But boy do we love stories about people in those positions.

If the popularity of the true-crime genre is any indication, people are fascinated by investigations of murder cases that may have ended with wrongful convictions, like the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. Gruesome ends for women. Potentially innocent young men imprisoned. The tales are riveting because they describe our worst nightmares and, worse yet, they happened to people in real life. And because we hope or believe the power of the media will shed light on the truth and serve justice.

The case against Adnah Syed is one of those stories. Syed’s trial was the subject of the immensely popular podcast Serial, which turned its viewers into armchair sleuths who tried to uncover the truth. Did he in 1999 kill Hae Min Lee, his ex-girlfriend, while the two were high school students in Baltimore County, Maryland?

The Admonishment Of War

Iranian military leaders are warning the U.S. against the consequences of launching a war on Iran. Maj. Gen. Gholamali Rashid, commander of the IRGC’s Khatam al-Anbiya Headquarters, speaking to IRGC Aerospace Force commanders, made clear to the Trump Administration that it “should behave in a responsible way to protect the lives of American forces.” This plays on the well-known Pentagon fears for the security of U.S. forces in the region should there be a war. Rashid said if war breaks out, the scope and duration of the conflict would be uncontrollable, and blamed any escalation on “U.S. interventionist policy.”

Brig. Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi, spokesman for the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, told Tasnim in an interview that Iran will never be the first side to start a war, but the enemy’s slightest mistake will draw a revolutionary response from Iran in West and Central Asia from which the attackers would not survive. “Threat for threat means that if the enemy fires a single…

Admissibility Of Day In The Life

Generally proponents have been successful in admitting these films into evidence."' "Day in the life" films that have been properly authenticated, and structured to survive the defendant's objections," are usually admissible. An outline of the leading cases in this area of the law will demonstrate the variety of factual circumstances in which these films are admitted, and will provide a starting point for an analysis of the evidential principles governing admission. The most noteworthy case is Grimes v. Employers Mutual Liability Insurance Co.In Grimes, the plaintiff, having suffered severe injury in an industrial accident, had a film produced which depicted him performing a variety of daily activities. The court held that the film was admissible and relevant in portraying the nature and extent of the plaintiff's damages. The court's analysis exemplifies the basic theme alluded to above: "day in the life" films are generally admissible if …

Admiral Of The Century

When we think of great naval commanders, we immediately think of Horatio Nelson. He fought 13 battles, winning eight.

Admiral Yi Sun-sin fought 23 battles against the Japanese invaders of Korea, and won every one of them without losing a single ship. In 14 of these battles, moreover, not a single Japanese ship survived.

Yet Yi Sun-sin was an amateur: he had no formal naval training of any kind.

Japan’s greatest admiral, Heihachiro Togo, the victor of Tsushima, said: ‘It may be proper to compare me to Nelson, but not to Korea’s Yi Sun-sin. He is too great to be compared to anyone.’

While conducting his campaigns, Admiral Yi got virtually no support from his colleagues or the Korean court. Even worse, he was demoted to the ranks more than once on trumped-up charges due to the intrigues of jealous rivals.

How was he able to accomplish so much, and why was Japan unable to defeat him, even though it won nearly every land battle fought at the same time?

Story From The War Adminicle

It was during the Great Depression , when I was fourteen and I first explored the New Atlantis, a book that was to become crucial for me a half century later. It was at a small used book store in Indianapolis on Meridian Street just north of The Circle, about mid way between the Kissel and the Cord luxury auto showrooms. In 1938 in that used bookstore in Indianapolis I didn't yet know that a new world was emerging. I did know first hand about the Great Depression. My father wore his two-tone brown and white summer shoes in the dead of winter, putting wads of paper inside to pad their worn out soles. He was from Texas and a Democrat by birth. I was puzzled when he cautioned me not to mention F.D.R.'s New Deal out loud among other kids in Indianapolis.

I loved that bookstore and the owner always gave me large discounts - the more he approved of my choices the less they cost me. This particular choice cost me sixteen cents. It was Ideal Empires and Republics and include…