U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker
U.S. Government photoBy Barry Newhouse, VOANews
Irbil, Iraq — Rare talks between Iran and the United States have concluded in Baghdad, where U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker said officials on both sides affirmed they share common policies aimed at a future stable and democratic Iraq, but he also insisted Iran stop supporting insurgent militias. As the talks concluded, a bomb blast in Baghdad killed at least 19 people and wounded some 46 others.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki opened the talks by saying he was confident Iran and the United States have the will to reach common ground in their Iraq policies.
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Logan's Ballet Folklorico performs at a recent event
Jaime Huertas PhotoMichelle Raskin, Courier Staff Writer
James Logan's Ballet Folklorico dance group got up before the sun to perform live on Channel 5, CBS's Bay Area affilliate TV station, earlier this month, just one example of what the troupe does to represent and express Mexican culture through dance .
Logan Counselor Jaime Huertas arranged for the early morning May 11 performance for the traditional Mexican dance group with help from a good friend, radio personal Sylvia Chacon from radio station Star 101.3. Chacon has sponsored Logan at the Annual San Jose Cinco de Mayo Parade, where Logan has brought home trophies for their performances for the past eight years.
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From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (May 28, 1738 – March 26, 1814) proposed on October 10, 1789 the use of a mechanical device to carry out death penalties in France . While he did not invent the guillotine, his name became an eponym for it.
From 1756 until 1762 Guillotin got his formation as Master of Arts as a member of the Jesuit order. He became professor of literature at Irish College in Bordeaux, but subsequently decided to leave the Society of Jesus and to become a physician. He studied medicine at Reims and the University of Paris and graduated from the university in 1770.
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