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meet sima azimi, afghanistan’s first woman wushu trainer


image 1 of 1100afghan wushu martial arts trainer sima azimi, 20, takes part in a training session in kabul. wushu is both an exhibition and a fullcontact sport derived from traditional chinese martial arts. it was developed in china after 1949, in an effort to standardise the practice of traditional chinese martial arts.






angry mob in afghanistan kills lovers who eloped


a young couple eloped in afghanistan and was later killed by an angry mob, the new york times reports.hamas names shadowy military commander as its new leader in gazathe woman was said to have been married to someone else against her will, and eloped with her lover.police caught the couple saturday and held them on suspicion of adultery, and the mob descended on the police station within hours, eventually dragging the couple away and killing them as well as injuring three police officers, one seriously, in the process.the 250- to 300-person mob was said to have been made up mostly of the woman's legal husband's family, but it also reportedly included her own brothers and cousins.click for more from newser.






fury at 'soft' penalty for trainer who docked dog's tail with no pain relief


a greyhound trainer who cut off part of a dog's tail without pain relief and then raced the animal while the wound was gangrenous has been allowed to continue training.the greyhound racing appeals and disciplinary board's decision has been slammed as alarmingly lenient, and used as evidence that the scandal-plagued industry still needs urgent reform. greyhound trainer jason formosa has been allowed to continue training. photo: facebookthe dog, named super ballotelli, was put down by a veterinarian more than a year ago, when the dog was not yet three years old.the heathcote trainer, jason formosa, was named 2016 trainer of the year in shepparton on friday night – the second year in a row he has won the award– despite being fined $5000 and having a six-month licence...






after ireland overhaul, big phil hopes to fill in the gaps for afghanistan


written by vishal menon | greater noida | published:march 5, 2017 2:25 am simmons has been hired for three series by afghanistan’s cricket board.“proud to be an afghan”. these were the words etched behind phil simmons’ flashy jersey when he arrived with the afghanistan team for practice at the greater noida stadium on saturday afternoon. simmons’ stint as afghanistan’s coach began, almost inadvertently, in dubai on the sidelines of the desert t20 challenge.“i was in dubai to watch the desert t20 challenge when i was approached by their ceo (shafiqullah stanikzai) and their manager, who asked me if i would be interested in accepting the role of the afghanistan coach. i was pleasantly surprised at first. but, it was an extremely exciting offer…something i could not h...






after ireland overhaul, phil simmons hopes to fill in the gaps for afghanistan


written by vishal menon | greater noida | updated: march 5, 2017 10:13 am simmons has been hired for three series by afghanistan’s cricket board.“proud to be an afghan”. these were the words etched behind phil simmons’ flashy jersey when he arrived with the afghanistan team for practice at the greater noida stadium on saturday afternoon. simmons’ stint as afghanistan’s coach began, almost inadvertently, in dubai on the sidelines of the desert t20 challenge.“i was in dubai to watch the desert t20 challenge when i was approached by their ceo (shafiqullah stanikzai) and their manager, who asked me if i would be interested in accepting the role of the afghanistan coach. i was pleasantly surprised at first. but, it was an extremely exciting offer…something i could not h...






russia-china-pak trilateral meet: india calls for end to state sponsorship of te


written by express news service | new delhi | updated: february 17, 2017 4:56 am vikas swarup emphasised that ending violence and terrorism is fundamental to security and creating an environment for peace and for an afghan-led and owned reconciliation.india has underlined the need for stopping state sponsorship of terror and denying safe havens to terrorists to end the menace of terrorism in afghanistan. “we stressed that it is essential to end all forms of terrorism and extremism that beset afghanistan and our region, and to ensure denial of territory or any other support, safe havens or sanctuaries to any terrorist group or individual in countries of our region,” external affairs ministry spokesman told reporters at a briefing on a meeting of indian, russian, chinese, iranian, afghan a






fit fix: celebrity trainer faisal abdalla on why a positive mental attitude is e


if there’s one personal trainer to follow on instagram that’ll make you want to workout whenever you see his posts, it’s faisal abdalla.the celebrity personal trainer, who often puts ellie goulding through her paces, applies endless enthusiasm and motivation to his healthy lifestyle.abdalla’s fitness brand ‘pma’ is based on positive mental attitude, and he believes no workout can be done without it. he has amassed more than 43,000 instagram followers, is a master trainer at barry’s bootcamp and nike and even recently joined forces with the body coach joe wicks. “we have one body and one life and if you see that as a gift and work on pushing yourself to your absolute limit then the rest will naturally follow,” he told us.we chatted to abdalla about his weekly train...






pakistan-based terrorists threat to region: afghan nsa


by: express news service | new delhi | published:march 7, 2017 3:19 am national security advisor ajit doval with his afghanistan counterpart mohammad hanif atmar at a meeting in new delhi on wednesday. (source: express photo by renuka puri)afghanistan’s national security advisor, mohammad hanif atmar, on monday alleged that “terrorist groups based in pakistan are threatening afghanistan and other countries in the region”. atmar is in india and is expected to meet nsa ajit doval and foreign secretary s jaishankar during his stay. speaking at the 19th asian security conference, atmar said: “we share the region with pakistan, which has the highest concentration of terrorists anywhere.”condemning the recent attacks in pakistan in which many people were killed, atmar clarified th...






india gets seat at afghanistan meet, but will plough a lonely furrow


new delhi: a ministry of external affairs delegation led by joint secretary gopal baglay will participate in the latest regional conference on afghanistan hosted by russia on wednesday, though the first such conference in december had kept india — and afghanistan — out. india muscled its way into the conference, after nsa ajit doval travelled to russia at the end of january to meet russian security council secretary nikolai patrushev, a confidant of president vladmir putin, where he is believed to have laid out india's interests in afghanistan. it was only after this meeting that india was included, as was afghanistan. afghanistan had protested its exclusion the last time. since moscow appointed its presidential envoy on af-pak, zamir kabulov, there has been a clear divergence between ind






female saudi horse trainer sees hope for women


jeddah, saudi arabia: dana al-gosaibi's passion for horses has been hard to pursue in saudi arabia, where conservatives resist women's involvement in sport.but the islamic kingdom's tentative advancement of women's rights has given the saudi horse trainer hope that one day she might be able to realise her dream of starting her own business."there is this very weird belief that a woman shouldn't ride a horse," gosaibi says, especially if she is not yet married as "she might lose her virginity"."it's amazing how a lot of people believe these things," she tells afp ahead of international women's day on wednesday.herself unmarried, gosaibi, 35, dreams of opening her own stables to focus on "a more gentle" way of training horses than the standard approach in the male-dominated ki...






trainer tidbit might be most fascinating ichiro fact


ichiro suzuki has played exactly 2,500 games in his 16 seasons in major league baseball. throw in spring training and the playoffs and it’s probably around 3,000 total games. durability and piling up the hits have been the hallmarks of ichiro’s career, but a new stat — just revealed tuesday — might be the most impressive of his career. one. that’s the number of times, ichiro claims, he’s had to see his team’s trainer due to injury.49 photos view gallery sports' lamest injuries the 43-year-old marlins outfielder collided with brandon barnes tuesday at marlins camp, resulting in a bruised knee, a tweaked back and an introduction to the marlins’ training staff. “this was the first time going into a trainer’s room for me, so that was a little d...






india condemns twin terror attack in kabul, offers to work with afghanistan to g


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 2, 2017 2:34 pm an afghan policeman stands at the site of yesterday’s blast in kabul, afghanistan march 2, 2017. (reuters/omar sobhani)india on thursday condemned the twin terror attack in kabul that killed more than a dozen people, and voiced its resolve to work with afghanistan to bring the perpetrators of terrorist violence to justice. “india has been a victim of terrorist violence and understands the pain and suffering of the people of afghanistan,” the external affairs ministry said in a statement.watch what else is making news“we reiterate our resolve to work with afghanistan to bring the perpetrators of terrorist violence to the justice they deserve wherever they may be,” a statement released by the ministry said. it also conveyed...






afghanistan: police in volatile south complain of not being paid


by: reuters | kabul/kandahar | published:march 7, 2017 7:36 am police units, usually worse paid and equipped than the military, are a core part of afghanistan’s security forces, taking on much of the fighting against taliban insurgents and often suffering higher casualties than the army. (representational image)police in parts of volatile southern afghanistan have not been paid for weeks, officials say, undermining morale at a time when taliban militants traditionally increase attacks on security forces.the nato-led coalition in afghanistan has repeatedly warned that the effectiveness of police and soldiers to fight the insurgency has been undermined by irregular pay and leave, exacerbated by corruption and weak leadership from commanders.dost mohammad nayab, spokesman for the gover...






isis gunmen in white lab coats storm afghanistan hospital


kabul, afghanistan — gunmen wearing white lab coats stormed a military hospital in afghanistan’s capital on wednesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens in an attack claimed by the islamic state group. the attack on the 400-bed military facility, located near two civilian hospitals in kabul’s heavily-guarded diplomatic quarter, set off clashes with security forces that lasted several hours. the brazen assault reflected the capability of militant groups in afghanistan to stage large-scale and complex attacks in the heart of kabul, underscoring the challenges the government continues to face to improve security for ordinary afghans. gen. dawlat waziri, a defense ministry spokesman, said there were “more than 30 killed and more than 50 wounded” in the a...






isis gunmen in white lab coats storm afghanistan hospital


kabul, afghanistan — gunmen wearing white lab coats stormed a military hospital in afghanistan’s capital on wednesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens in an attack claimed by the islamic state group. the attack on the 400-bed military facility, located near two civilian hospitals in kabul’s heavily-guarded diplomatic quarter, set off clashes with security forces that lasted several hours. the brazen assault reflected the capability of militant groups in afghanistan to stage large-scale and complex attacks in the heart of kabul, underscoring the challenges the government continues to face to improve security for ordinary afghans. gen. dawlat waziri, a defense ministry spokesman, said there were “more than 30 killed and more than 50 wounded” in the a...






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afghanistan win the toss and without a doubt opt to bat first. for the trp’s or what, it seems history seems to keep on repeating itself when it comes to cricket between the two minnows, afghanistan and zimbabwe. the venue is also familiar, harare. the two sides have a history of taking the competition down to the wire. of late, a few afghanistani cricketers have become heroes after getting massive ipl deals, which will inspire cricket to be taken up by more youngsters. the two minnows have played three one day international series in the past three years. so they are well-acquainted with the ploys, styles and game plans of eachother.afghanistan are top heavy with big hitters like mohammad shehzad and stanikzai in the top orders, who look to destroy oppositions in a matter of balls. zimb..






after 2 days, pakistan again shuts border with afghanistan


peshawar, pakistan — pakistani officials say authorities have again closed the two main border crossings with afghanistan after a temporary, two-day opening that enabled nearly 35,000 people to cross the border.the crossings were initially closed after a string of militant attacks in pakistan last month killed over 125 people.islamabad has accused kabul of failing to take action against pakistani militant sanctuaries in afghanistan’s border regions. kabul has denied the allegation.border management officials fayyaz khan and irfan toor said on thursday that the torkham and chaman crossings would be shut indefinitely.the crossings are major arteries for trade and commerce between the two neighbors.pakistan and afghanistan have long accused each other of failing to combat extremists who o...






terrorism in pakistan: 'india outsourcing terror in pakistan to afghanistan', sa


new delhi: islamabad today alleged that india and afghanistan are in cahoots to create unrest in pakistan, dawn reported. the allegation was made by pakistan's defence minister khawaja asif in the national assembly today. channel 24pak reported that he said "india has outsourced the task of terrorism in pakistan to those sitting in afghanistan." he didn't provide any information to back his allegation that new delhi and kabul are conspiring to weaken pakistan. asif claimed that in the past four years, india violated the ceasefire agreement 1,170 times along the line of control and 257 times across the international border. islamabad has long blamed afghanistan for terrorism in pakistan and not taking adequate action against terrorists there. "we ...






afghanistan launches centre to protect women journalists


by: afp | kabul | published:march 7, 2017 7:35 pmreporters without borders tuesday launched a centre to protect women journalists in afghanistan, the second most dangerous in the country for the profession after syria.the centre will aim to lobby the government for better working conditions and rights for women reporters.it will also talk to families to try to change perceptions that journalism is no job for a woman.watch what else is making news“we want to support women journalists both in war zones and within the news organisations for which they work to defend both their rights and their physical safety,” the centre’s president farideh nikzad said.the biggest challenges are security and sexual abuse in the workplace, nikzad said.rsf’s secretary-general christophe deloire ad...






chabahar port initiative to benefit afghan: us general


by: pti | washington | published:february 10, 2017 8:26 am an agreement has been signed by the governments of india, iran and afghanistan over the chabahar port in southern iran. (file p o) the co-operation between india and iran on the strategic chabahar port in southern iran will be beneficial to afghanistan in terms of economic development, a top us general has said as he praised new delhi’s initiatives in the war-torn country.watch what else is making news:“the governments of india, iran and afghanistan signed an agreement over the chabahar port in southern iran. actually, this initiative would be very beneficial to afghanistan, in terms of economic development,” general john nicholson, commander of us and nato forces in afghanistan told members of the senate armed services committee






selling trump a new afghanistan commitment


the trump administration is considering whether to plunge more resources and troops into the united states’ longest war — afghanistan — as some of the president’s top generals are calling for. the issue pits president trump’s commitment to end nation-building against his promise to stamp out terrorism in a conflict where a clear u.s. strategy is sorely lacking.after more than 15 years of u.s. fighting, the war is at a crossroads. the afghan national security forces are on their heels. the government is asking the united states and its nato partners to help it go on offense against the taliban, which has been taking territory with the help of pakistan, iran and russia. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, gen. john w. nicholson, has publicly testified that he wants “a few thou...






donald trump: s jaishankar discusses immigration, afghanistan, terrorism and tra


new delhi: during his current visit to the us, foreign secretary s jaishankar discussed immigration, afghanistan, terrorism and trade with senior us government officials, even as the latter expressed a very positive view of india and a keen interest in taking the two countries' relationship forward, agencies reported. "in a sense, we are (at) the continuity part of this relationship. ..in the meetings with the secretary of the state (rex tillerson), with the national security advisor (hr mcmaster), we discussed asia-pacific, afghanistan. we discussed the challenge of terrorism," said jaishankar while addressing the media in washington dc. with tillerson, the foreign secretary discussed the bilateral strategic relationship as well as the situation in afghanistan and the ...






afghanistan honours emirati martyrs | gulfnews.com


country's highest honour presented to the families as recognition by the afghani people al ain:  president mohammad ashraf ghani of afghanistan, visited the family homes of the humanitarian martyrs who were killed in a terrorist blast in kandahar, afghanistan while performing their duties to help local people.president ghani, who was accompanied by shaikh khalifa bin tahnoun al nahyan, director of the martyrs' families' affairs office of the abu dhabi crown prince, presented afghanistan's highest honour, the jamal al din al afghani order, to the families of the martyrs.“the uae, under the wise leadership of president his highness shaikh khalifa bin zayed al nahyan, had contributed to many humanitarian and charitable initiatives that alleviated the suffering of the people of afghanistan, an






‘biggest loser’ guru bob harper 'on the mend' after heart attack


a close call! biggest loser fitness guru bob harper is “on the mend” after suffering a heart attack two weeks ago, a source tells us weekly.“it is very scary but runs in his family,” the insider said of harper, 51, who has appeared as a trainer on the hit nbc reality weight-loss competition for all 17 seasons. (the trainer told tmz that his mother had died of a heart attack.) but a second source tells us that genetics may not be the only factor, and worries that the star “pushes himself too hard.”as first reported by tmz, harper was working out an nyc gym about two weeks ago when he collapsed. a fellow gym-goer who also happened to be a doctor administered cpr and used paddles to keep the trainer alive.bob harper attends "sunset boulevard" opening night at palace theatre on f...






afghanistan: 10 civilians killed in grenade attack


by: ians | kabul | published:february 20, 2017 11:51 amat least 10 civilians were killed and four wounded in a grenade attack in laghman province of afghanistan, an official said on monday.“unknown men hurled two hand-grenades into a house in badpakh district on sunday evening,” the official said, according to xinhua news agency.the motive behind the attack remained unknown.no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.more than 3,490 civilians were killed and over 7,920 injured in conflict-related incidents across afghanistan last year, said the un mission in afghanistan.






afghan villages buried, 119 die in avalanches


kabul, afghanistan — avalanches in afghanistan triggered by heavy snowfall across the country have killed at least 119 people in recent days, officials said on monday. at least 89 people have been injured, and 190 homes destroyed, by avalanches in multiple provinces, the state minister for disaster mana ent and humanitarian affairs said. those numbers were expected to rise as rescue teams made their way through snow-blocked roads to afflicted areas. many of the most recent fatalities come from nuristan province, near the pakistani border, where two villages were buried in snow.avalanches in afghanistan and pakistan leave at least 50 dead rescue teams have so far recovered 48 bodies from those villages, and more than 2,500 acres of farmland have been destroyed. an afghan official said it w






ministry announced martyrdom of uae ambassador to afghanistan


file photo: juma mohammad abdullah al kaabi (centre), uae ambassador to afghanistan, with afghan children. abu dhabi: the ministry of presidential affairs on wednesday announced the martyrdom of juma mohammad abdullah al kaabi, uae ambassador to afghanistan, who succumbed to his injuries which he sustained in a terrorist attack that targeted the guesthouse of kandahar’s governor last month.in a statement, the ministry said “it is with deep sorrow, we mourn  the nation’s martyrs who sacrificed his life while serving the humanity.






keralite daesh militant killed in afghanistan drone attack


chief minister vijayan had told the assembly last july that 21 people, including children, had left the state for afghanistan to join the terror groupkasaragod, kerala: hafeesudin, one of the 21 keralites reported to have joined daesh in afghanistan, has been killed in a drone attack, his relative said on sunday.rehman told the media here that he had received a message via a social media app from another relative ashfaq, who is also in afghanistan, that hafeesuddin, 26, died in the drone attack on saturday.he said ashfaq also said that hafeesuddin’s last rites had been held, adding that he had also informed local police of the message, and they, in turn, informed the national investigation agency (nia) officials.kerala chief minister pinarayi vijayan had told the assembly last july that ..






avalanches in afghanistan kill at least 54


by: ap | kabul | updated: february 5, 2017 10:00 pm an afghan man removes snow from his shop during a snowfall in kabul, afghanistan (source: reuters)avalanches in afghanistan have killed at least 54 people in the last three days, officials said sunday.omer mohammadi, spokesman for the afghan state minister for disaster mana ent and humanitarian affairs, said that more than 50 others have been injured in different parts of the country, updating an earlier toll.he said more than 150 homes have been destroyed by the avalanches and that 50 others were heavily damaged. the avalanches, which e after heavy snowfall, have also killed an estimated 550 animals and destroyed more than 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of farmland, mohammadi said.mohammad aseem, governor of the hard-hit northern province






top stories at 9 pm, feb 26: kerala jihadist reportedly killed in afghanistan, 1


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:february 26, 2017 9:20 pm hafesudheen had left the country to live in isis-controlled territory of afghanistan (representational image)kerala jihadist reportedly killed in drone strike in afghanistanpolice and intelligence sources told the indian express that the family of hafesudheen theke koleth received that he has been killed in a drone strike in nangarhar district in afghanistan. hafesudheen had left the country to live in isis-controlled territory of afghanistan. he was part of a group of at least 25 kerala residents known to have travelled together to nangarhar, telling friends and family that they wished to participate in building what they considered to be a truly islamic society. read moretourist boat capsizes off tn coast, 8 kil...






blast reported near afghanistan’s supreme court


by: reuters | kabul | published:february 7, 2017 5:18 pman explosion occurred near the supreme court in the centre of afghanistan’s capital, kabul, on tuesday, according to witnesses at a nearby government ministry. kabul police confirmed that a blast had been heard and they were still working to identify the exact location of it. more details awaited






afghanistan: roadside bomb kills 12 in paktika province


by: ap | kabul | published:february 16, 2017 11:42 pm afghan security personnel inspect the site of roadside bomb blast in kabul, afghanistan. (source: ap) an afghan official says at least 12 civilians were killed and three others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the eastern paktika province. elias wahdat, the provincial governor, said thursday that the blast took place in the urgun district at around 11 am. “the blast was very powerful,” said wahdat, noting that it killed all 12 passengers aboard the vehicle and wounded three others.wahdat added that seven of those killed were madrassa (religious school) students, and that the roadside bomb was planted by the taliban. no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but taliban insurgents often use roadside






12 killed in blast outside afghanistan's supreme court


at least 12 people were killed and over 17 others injured after an explosion rocked the outer area of the supreme court of afghanistan in kabul on february 7.a suicide bomber allegedly attacked the staff of the apex court who were leaving the office premises at the end of the day, police said.najib danish, an afghan official has confirmed the death count.you may also likehe said that the explosion took place near a side door, which is used by the court’s employees to leave the building, and not the main entrance.meanwhile, afghanistan’s ministry of health said that casualty numbers may surge further.according to reports, several ambulances were seen plying in the area.






inside the afghan subculture of child sex slaves


they look for young boys who have nothing.rich and powerful men have been prowling the streets of afghanistan in search of poor and orphaned boys to use as sex slaves and entertainment for centuries.the boys, typically aged from 10-18, are coerced or abducted from the streets, then dressed in women’s clothes and forced to dance as entertainment.they are referred to as “bachas” and used as dancers at private parties by powerful warlords, commanders, politicians and other members of the elite who keep them as a symbol of authority and affluence and often sexually exploit them.it’s a centuries old practice in afghanistan known as “bacha bazi” and in recent years it’s made a resurgence.afghanistan this week announced it is set to criminalize bacha bazi with a slew of stringent pu...






un: 25-percent increase in afghan children killed in 2016


kabul, afghanistan — the number of children killed in afghanistan’s conflict rose by 25 percent in 2016, according to the united nations mission in afghanistan.the 2016 annual report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict in afghanistan, released on monday, documents an overall 3-percent rise in civilian casualties — both deaths and injuries — from the previous year.the united nations istance mission in afghanistan (unama) attributed the disproportionate spike in child casualties in 2016 mainly to a 66-percent increase in casualties from left-over or discarded munitions. the report states that 923 children in afghanistan were killed in 2016, a 25-percent increase from the previous year. the number of children injured rose by about 23 percent. overall it was the highest number of






trump talks taliban with afghan president ghani


washington: us president donald trump and his afghan counterpart discussed security in a phone call on thursday, officials said, hours after the top us commander in afghanistan said thousands more troops were needed to break a stalemate with the taliban.trump and afghan president ashraf ghani also spoke about opportunities to strengthen ties, counterterrorism cooperation and economic development, the white house said in a statement.it said trump also emphasized the continuing importance of the us-afghanistan strategic partnership and his support for ghani’s government, which is faced with an emboldened taliban-led insurgency that is still gaining ground after more than 15 years of war.the us emb y in washington said trump and ghani had spoken on december 3, but thursday’s call was their fi






afghanistan honours emirati martyrs | gulfnews.com


national order of afghanistan was presented to the families as recognition by the afghani people to the humanitarian efforts of martyrs al kaabi and al tunaijial ain: ashraf ghani, president of afghanistan, bestowed the national order of afghanistan upon the families of emirati martyrs abdullah mohammad eisa al kaabi and ahmad abdul rahman al tunaiji, who died in kandahar terrorist attack in january.the order was presented to the families as recognition by the afghani people to the humanitarian efforts of martyrs al kaabi and al tunaiji.the order was presented to the families when ashraf ghani visited their homes in al ain and ras al khaimah, accompanied by shaikh khalifa bin tahnoun bin mohammad al nahyan, director of the martyrs families’ affairs office at the abu dhabi crown prince’s co






us concerned over alliance of convenience among terror outfits


by: pti | washington | published:february 23, 2017 5:06 pm general john nicholson. (source: ap)alliances of convenience among terrorist networks in afghanistan, pakistan and other nations is a big concern for the us, a top american general in afghanistan has said. “al-qaeda is linked to the taliban, who are not a designated terrorist organisation but a violent extremist organisation and the taliban provide a medium for designated terrorist organisations like the haqqani network, lashkar-e-taiba, and aqis. these five form a loose sort of confederation that complement one another and work together,” general john nicholson, commander of us and nato forces in afghanistan, told ctc sentinel of the west point.watch what else is making news:the islamic state, the islamic movement of uzbe...






for such a gentle word, 'snowflake' has a dark side


who's a special snowflake? (p o: 20th century fox)today’s question:kellyanne conway, a senior adviser to president trump, has called trump protesters “snowflakes.” i’ve heard that the origin of the term “snowflake” as a pejorative started gaining ground when white supremacist nazi groups started showing up at trump rallies during the election. it's what they labeled the trump protesters outside the events. but why "snowflake”?we have been lurching dangerously close lately to discussing grown-up matters here. first the president’s weight and now this. we need to be careful about that.some people who think about such matters say the use of “snowflake’’ as a pejorative comes from nazi soldiers referring to the ashes of people who were incinerated in crematoriums during the holocaust.this is a