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American “sanctions” against Duda and Morawiecki? “It was supposed to be a strong but discreet reprimand”

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By Larry Niclov

The situation on the Poland-US line is getting more and more tense. Unofficially, there is a sanction that the US authorities imposed on meetings between the Polish president and the prime minister and Donald Trump and his vice. According to our sources, this information was not to see the light of day.

On February 20, employees of the Polish embassy in Washington made a note that three important US diplomats presented the government with a kind of ultimatum. It consists in stopping possible meetings between top-level politicians and clear communication that if any US citizen is prosecuted under the Act on the IPN, the reaction of Washington will be very serious. Onet received the note.

As reported by journalists, also present at the meeting Wess Mitchel (Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia), Thomas K. Yazdgerdi (Representative of the Department of State for Holocaust) and Molly Montgomery (Advisor to Vice President Mike Pence’a for Europe and Russia ), were to follow our diplomats against the “growing anti-Polish moods” in the US Congress, which may translate into a reluctance to military investment in Poland.

“The note was not going to hit the media”

According to my interlocutor from Washington, who regularly meets White House employees, such a meeting did indeed take place, and Donald Trump’s ultimatum was known to American political commentators for at least several days. – Our authorities have for a long time respected Poland through various channels, that the Act on the IPN in its current form, which allows imprisonment of citizens of other countries, is unacceptable. To my knowledge, the meeting with Mitchel and people responsible for European issues as well as historical policy was not going to hit the public. It was a kind of sharp but still confidential reminder, “says my informant.

As he adds, the Polish side could be responsible for the leak. – It is unlikely that such sensitive information will be passed on to the Polish media by people from the state department. Probably somebody from Polish diplomats or an official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led to the leak . It is no secret that Jacek Czaputowicz has been in the Ministry for a long time being played by various interest groups – convinces my interlocutor.

“The case is on the edge of the knife”

As another American diplomat adds, which I am asking about the authenticity of the note and the seriousness of the situation, “the matter is on the edge of the knife.” – The Americans wanted to convey this message to the Polish authorities, but the milk spilled. At the moment, one can expect that both in the state department and at a press conference in the White House, someone will raise the issue of alleged sanctions against the Polish prime minister and president. Then the officials themselves will have to respond to them and deny what will further complicate the difficult situation – says the diplomat in a conversation with the Polish Army.

The situation is additionally aggravated by the bad opinion about the political situation in Poland, which prevails among many congressmen, especially those of democratic provenance. Similar moods prevailed during the largest conference of American conservatives and Republican Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which took place between February 21 and 24 in Maryland. As Matthew Tyrmand told me in a conversation for the weekly “Do Rzeczy”, almost all activists and politicians with whom he talked, asked him about the amendment of the Act on the IPN, and straightforwardly stated that in the conflict between Poland and Israel, the United States will always bet on Israel. – True or not, serious people in American politics look at the current diplomatic crisis between Poland and Israel with concern. In the end, this applies to their two strategic allies – one in the east, which acts as a dam against Russia, the other in the Middle East – which stabilizes this restless region. Warsaw must realize that if it does not change the provisions of the law, and Washington will be put against the wall – ultimately will choose Jerusalem – Tyrmand argued.

“We also have to have our lobby”

Another of my interlocutors, Polish high-level politician, when he hears about the current situation, does not hide his bitterness. – We have informal sanctions against the president and prime minister who are not admitted to the most important politicians in the US, Israel has AIPAC – a whole lobbying lobby for US-Israel relations, in which the cream of power from the US speaks – he claims embittered.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is held between 4 and 6 March in Washington. The current Senator Anna Maria Anders claims that at least officially it is impossible to sense the reluctance of the Israeli side towards Polish diplomats. – I’m here, the atmosphere is very good. So far, no one officially mentions sanctions, it is waiting for the decision of the Constitutional Tribunal. It would be good if Poland also had a similar lobby in the US, in the end we have so many Polonia on the spot. Why not? – says Senator Anders in an interview with the Polish Army. Both Minister Krzysztof Szczerski of the KPRP and the deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bartosz Cichocki, made suggestions that Poland should be subject to official sanctions from the US.

Larry Niclov for The LiteraryFair

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AKWA IBOM CHRISTMAS CAROLS FESTIVAL RETURNS AT THE UYO TOWNSHIP STADIUM

The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival is set for this year and is slated to hold on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Uyo Township Stadium, along Udo Umana Street, Uyo by 6pm prompt.

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Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival  2018

The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival 2018 is set for this year and is slated to hold on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Uyo Township Stadium, along Udo Umana Street, Uyo by 6pm prompt. The theme for this year’s Carol Festival is “LET THE PEOPLE SAY AMEN”. The festival, which has had ten (10) previous editions, is a carnival of songs of praise at Christmas, hosted by the Akwa Ibom State Government in worship to the Almighty God and to foster unity among Akwa Ibom people.

 Carols 2018

The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival 2018 will feature international gospel artistes like the multiple award winning Nicole Mullen, gospel saxophonist Angela Christie and stirring vocalist Elsie William. Other special appearances include phenomenal Nigerian artistes like the award winning Gospel sensations Eben, Preye, Mercy Chinwo, James Okon, the Midnight Crew, Hope David, Aity Dennis, Uduak Akpan, David Gospel, Pat Ekwere and the legendary phenomenon, Bongus Ikwue.

The Officiating Minister at this year’s Carols Festival will be a special guest Minister, the Founder and Lead Pastor of House on The Rock, Pastor Paul Adefarasin. The Choirs performing at this year’s edition are the host choir, the Akwa Ibom State Government Choir, the Schubert Chorale, Abuja, Harmonious Chorale and the Voices of Triumph from Ghana as they all join the globally recognized group of singers, that was awarded the Largest group of Carol Singers in the World by the Guinness Book of World Records, to render Carols in an awe-inspiring way on the occasion.

The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival which is a Christian gathering will help strengthen the bond of unity in the State as well as create a conducive ambience for spiritual growth and peaceful co-existence among groups in the State and beyond, as this year’s edition calls out to people of all walks of life from around the world to join in an evening of praise and worship.

This is the 11th edition of the Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival  —  the fourth in the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel and this festival will be shown live on global broadcast media such as DSTV (on Africa Magic and dedicated channels), AIT, Channels TV and AKBC. To know more about the Carols festival, visit our website on http://www.akcarolsfest.com and plan to attend this grand festival.

God bless Akwa Ibom State
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria

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Horror in Ukana as Woman’s arms cut off at Akpabio’s house during illegal registration

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Woman’s arms cut off at Akpabio’s house during illegal registration… abandoned to her fate
She was one of the women called to Senator Godswill Akapbio’s house in Ukana for what many present called an illegal registration exercise. She was promised a little over three thousand and like others who may not have known what they were being invited to do, she went innocently, the attraction being the measly three thousand naira she was promised.
“We were shocked when we saw people engaging in what I believe was an illegal registration exercise. There were machines all over the place, and Godswill Akpabio who had just returned from a trip outside the State was seen dishing out instructions. Some of us left the house shortly after we discovered they were asking us to register for the APC. We told them we already are card-carrying members of the PDP and that we couldn’t not sell our conscience. As that innocent lady made to leave, the gate at Senator Akpabio’s house slammed against her and her arm was cut off immediately. She started crying and writhing in pains, but to our shock, the security officers pushed her out of the house while blood was dripping all over her. I have never seen such inhumanity to a fellow person. Goodwill Akpabio was notified but he refused to come to the woman’s assistance. We had to pull our little resources to take the woman to the hospital. This is so sad. And it leaves me wondering: is this the kind of change Akpabio’s APC is bringing to Akwa Ibom: wickedness, horror and terror? May God not allow the counsel of the wicked to prevail. Akwa Ibom people must tell Godswill akpabio: no more blood-letting, enough!

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Germany officially introduces the third sex.

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In the German register of civil status records, an additional option will appear next to the male and female gender. You will be able to choose  “divers”, meaning “different” or “non-identical”.

The German government cabinet has proposed amendments to the law on the register of civil status records. Under it, intersexual people will be able to choose the third password in the “sex” section in the future. Until now, it was only possible to leave this column unfulfilled by employees of the civil registry office. According to the German Ministry of Interior, this option will still be retained.

German Cabinet approves third gender option

Judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal

The draft amendment to the act, which will have to be approved by the parliament, is based on the ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court of 2017. It states that the existing provisions on marital status contain provisions allowing to recognize them as a violation of the fundamental right to protection and development of their own personality and violation of the prohibition of discrimination against someone on grounds of gender. The judges therefore asked for the possibility of introducing a “positive gender entry”.

The parliamentary secretary of state in the German Ministry of the Interior, Günter Krings ( CDU ), pointed out that the Federal Constitutional Court called on the legislator to meet the conditions enabling the implementation of the proposed changes by the end of this year. For this reason, it became necessary to introduce in the draft amendment to the aforementioned Act new provisions, but it does not need to be associated with the reform of the law regarding transgender people.

There will be a reform of the act

The Minister for Family Affairs Franziska Giffey ( SPD ) announced, however, that in the autumn the procedure for transsexuality should also begin. In her opinion, the regulations that have been binding until now “just do not match the spirit of our times”.

Justice Minister Katarina Barley (SPD) declared for her part that “nobody can be discriminated against in any way because of their gender identity”.

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