HIP Video Promo presents: An Old Friend premieres striking "Nesting" music video on New Noise Magazine

An Old Friend

“Nesting” catches An Old Friend in action in a handsome country house – and suggests exactly how much dynamism the group can bring in a concert setting.

MEDFORD, NEW YORK, USA, November 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Nesting" by An Old Friend on New Noise Magazine

A good independent rock singer might lean hard on a personal sound, the flexibility of his voice, his ability to stand up to the challenge posed by a loud backing band, the purity of his tone, or on sheer lung power. If you possess any of that, you’re likely to make a name for yourself. If you’ve got all of that – as An Old Friend singer Cody Kohler does – you’re likely to make history.

But a vocalist is nothing without an equally talented band behind him – and when you watch “Nesting,” the newest video from An Old Friend, we think you’ll agree that you’re in the presence of a world-class act. They’re not particularly showy, and Kohler doesn’t grandstand, but he’ll hit notes that other singers can’t, and he’ll cover emotional territory that few can reach. The band have a sureness and confidence that allows them to take compositional chances and chase their artistic impulses. Songs by An Old Friend are always melodically and rhythmically inventive; they’ll take you by the hand and lead you along uncharted roads. With Kohler’s lyrics as the guide, no matter how winding the path, his steps are sure.

An Old Friend hails from Long Island, and they proudly draw from the punk, hardcore, and emo tradition that their region is famous for. Echoes of adventurous bands like Explosions In The Sky and Pianos Become The Teeth (who they’ve played with) are apparent in their sound. But as songs like “Nesting” demonstrate, they’ve developed a style all their own, and one that can’t be comfortably categorized. An Old Friend is ferocious yet comforting; they’re confrontational yet magnetic; they’re impulsive and occasionally dizzying, but never bewildering. Because of the formidable talent of these musicians, they’re able to harmonize all of the contradictions and produce music that truly deserves to be called progressive.

They’re a thunderous, mesmerizing live act, too. Tom Flynn’s clip for “Nesting” catches An Old Friend in action in a handsome country house – and suggests exactly how much dynamism the group can bring in a concert setting. This house is haunted, and its occupant is chased into the forest by the specters who lurk behind every doorjamb. Finally, he’s cornered in a copse, and there, he’s forced to confront the truth about his fears.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Lucy DK premieres soul-searching, gut-wrenching "Family Drama" music video on TRENCH

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The video for “Family Drama” veers between the abstract and the mundane, playing more like its own short film than just visual accompaniment.

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, November 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Family Drama" on TRENCH

Lucy DK has the lyrical chops to write about anything she wants, and the kind of heartfelt, soulful voice that makes the listener feel like they’re hearing someone who understands, for maybe the first time ever. The UK-born, New York based composer has chosen to use her immeasurable gifts to illuminate the kind of deep, lasting wounds that most of us would rather pretend aren’t there. Her last single, “Drama,” tackled the stigma attached to women who stand up for themselves in problematic relationships. Next, instead of taking a breather, she shined that light inward to give a voice to some serious pain for “Family Drama.” She’s known for her self-penned acoustic folk confessionals but didn’t want to be confined to any one genre. A longtime fan of Solange, SZA, and Lauryn Hill, reaching into hip-hop and R&B came naturally, and she found the perfect collaborator in rapper and producer Aly “Lackhoney” Lakhani. They each wrote their own parts to the track, Lackhoney made the beat, and their blood-like connection is palpable throughout the devastating, super honest “Family Drama.”

Growing up without a father is tough enough, so what happens when he casually decides to make contact? How do you cope with that? Maybe, after you’ve tried isolating yourself and repressing the trauma, you write a song about it. Lucy turned the fallout into fodder for her most intimate, stunning song yet. Here, she exists somewhere between confidence and vulnerability, projecting an insightfulness through her breathy, reserved voice. Lackhoney lands on the perfect beat here, tense, staccato, dropping in and out. An icy synth, immaculate and bare, moves through the verses and choruses like rooms in an empty home. Lucy recites the coping mechanisms she’s been driven to, but unlike many of her peers, there is no bravado here, no kind of pride in her self-destruction. Lackhoney’s verse is no less dark, but points us toward the exit – “The best artists are kids in pain who use it.” Lucy DK is living that line with this and every other track on her upcoming full-length, Waterlilies.

The video for “Family Drama” veers between the abstract and the mundane, playing more like its own short film than just visual accompaniment. It was directed by Mariyam Shamshidova in Nashville but produced by Lucy herself, another big step for an artist who began her career writing songs alone in her bedroom. Throughout most of the clip, there’s almost no melodrama, no upheaval, but there’s certainly no peace. Alcohol flows freely, into or onto the actors. Set mostly in a very comfortable suburban home, they move around each other in very uncomfortable ways. A featureless black room feels like the recesses of a mind trying desperately to hide from itself. Even before her father attempted to re-enter her life, Lucy grew up repressing difficult things; maybe this is where her character feels most comfortable. As Lackhoney wraps up the track, the actors slowly, finally acknowledge one another as siblings, coming together for some much-needed, genuine affection. If only every long-held trauma ended this way.

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THINKMOBILES UNVEIL TOP 11 FREE VIDEO CONVERTERS

Review of 11 free video converting software

NY, NEW YORK, USA, November 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ThinkMobiles, the leading b2b platform for software and IT development companies, has just unveiled its top eleven free video converters for Windows and Mac computers. Based on in-depth tests coupled with the ThinkMobiles team’s years of experience, the top ten list is compiled based on various performance tasks, including conversion speed, compression size, GIF speed, audio extraction and speed of merging.

Video conversion software is a very popular tool used by professionals and amateurs alike for when they are unable to open certain video file formats. With so many programs on offer, it can be difficult for consumers to choose the right one. With this is mind, ThinkMobiles, the leading b2b platform for software and IT Development companies, has compiled its list of top eleven free converters currently available on the market.

The experienced team of experts put each of the free products through a rigorous test, examining various performance actions including;
– Conversion speed (30 second MP4 file to AVI)
– Compression Size (3 minute MP4 file to FLV)
– GIF Speed (1 minute AVI file to GIF)
– Speed of extracting Audio (3 minute MP4 file to MP3)
– Speed of Merging (AVI+WMV to MP4)

This allowed ThinkMobiles to create a clear list of Pros and Cons for each program; enabling users to quickly analyse and verify which solution is best for them. The full list is available now at https://thinkmobiles.com/blog/best-video-converters/ including Movavi, Wise, Wondershare, Winx etc.

Notes to Editors
– ThinkMobiles is the leading B2B platform for Software and IT Development
– ThinkMobiles use deep analysis to verify online reviews, helping consumers to limit their risk
– Rankings are calculated on verified client’s reviews, experience, market presence and other criteria.

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“Empires and Kingdoms: The English Slave” by David Eugene Andrews Book Signing and Gold Carpet Comes to Long Beach

David Eugene Andrews, author of  “Empires and Kingdoms: The English Slave” will be hosting a book signing along with a gold carpet with celebrities and media on  December 7, 2019 from 3-5pm at Barnes & Noble located at Marina Pacifica Mall in Long Beach, CA.

David Eugene Andrews, author of “Empires and Kingdoms: The English Slave” will be hosting a book signing along with a gold carpet with celebrities and media on December 7, 2019 from 3-5pm at Barnes & Noble located at Marina Pacifica Mall in Long Beach, CA.

Andrews will deliver an intriguing speech on “Solving a 400 year-old Mystery, the true story of how young Captain John Smith became an Ottoman slave” followed by a Q & A. Admission is free.

Andrews will deliver an intriguing speech on “Solving a 400 year-old Mystery, the true story of how young Captain John Smith became an Ottoman slave” followed by a Q & A. Admission is free.

To write his book, Andrews acquired new skills in developing plots and enhancing characters and studied new languages. He also learned how to sail, how to captain a vessel and found most nautical terms have not changed in 400 years.

To write his book, Andrews acquired new skills in developing plots and enhancing characters and studied new languages. He also learned how to sail, how to captain a vessel and found most nautical terms have not changed in 400 years.

At the height of the Cold War, an AP photographer captured Andrews bearing an American flag while shaking hands with a Russian holding a Soviet flag. This iconic picture from the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Bosnia, hit the front page of USA Today.

At the height of the Cold War, an AP photographer captured Andrews bearing an American flag while shaking hands with a Russian holding a Soviet flag. This iconic picture from the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Bosnia, hit the front page of USA Today.

Follow David Eugene Andrews on Instagram and LinkedIn @davideugeneandrews, and Empires and Kingdoms on Facebook at EmpiresKingdoms.

Follow David Eugene Andrews on Instagram and LinkedIn @davideugeneandrews, and Empires and Kingdoms on Facebook at EmpiresKingdoms.

Purchasers will also receive a special gift hat and will have the opportunity to be interviewed on the Gold Carpet by eZWay.TV

I am excited to reveal the true identity of the Ottoman Turkish noblewoman, who received young Captain John Smith as a slave from her fiancé.”

— David Eugene Andrews, author of “Empires and Kingdoms: The English Slave”

LONG BEACH, CA, UNITED STATES, November 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — David Eugene Andrews, an innovative writer has announced that he will be hosting a book signing along with a gold carpet with celebrities and media to celebrate the unveiling of his book, “Empires and Kingdoms: The English Slave” on December 7, 2019. The event will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble located at Marina Pacifica Mall, 6326 E Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach CA 90803

Andrews’ fictional ability and state of the art literary prowess were highly manifested in “Empires and Kingdoms: The English Slave”. This historical novel centers on events in the 1595 to 1605 time period, both in Western Europe and also the Ottoman Empire in southeast Europe and the Middle East.

Andrews was inspired to write this epic story when he came across the personal memoirs of Captain John Smith. “I read Smith’s account of how he had been left for dead on the battlefield. After being revived, he was sold into slavery at an Ottoman border town on the lower Danube.” Andrews said. “Though I faced a difficult season in my life, I realized that it was time to utilize my own literary talents and resources. My skills in languages and the arts, along with my understanding of international cultures from travels to the Middle East and Europe uniquely qualified me to tell the story of Captain John Smith.”

Andrews will deliver an intriguing speech on “Solving a 400 year-old Mystery, the true story of how young Captain John Smith became an Ottoman slave” followed by a Q & A. Admission is free.

All who purchase a book at the event will also receive a “Captain John Smith” or an "Aisha, Sister of the Sultan" hat and will have the opportunity to be interviewed on the Gold Carpet by eZWay.TV.

Prominent media outfits who have confirmed to cover the event are PR Photos, Movies Reviews, Celebritunity TV, eZWay.TV, Influential People Magazine, Raven International TV and Advantage Video Systems.

Confirmed talent and celebrities are Eric Zuley, the author of The Influence Effect and Founder eZWay Network; Tom Cataldo, the inventor of LifeCall Medical Alert; Raven Blair Glover, 3x Award Winning Radio Host; Larry Covin, renowned artist; Trae Ireland, Netflix actor and director; and Reatha Grey, world acclaimed Actress and more to be announced.

For more information, please visit: https://www.empiresandkingdoms.com

Book Signing and Gold Carpet – “Empires and Kingdoms: The English Slave” by David Eugene Andrews

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Barnes & Noble
Marina Pacifica Mall
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Long Beach, CA 90803

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About David Eugene Andrews
David Eugene Andrews loves languages and has studied German, Chinese, Italian, French, and Dutch. His travels have taken him to the Far East where he learned Mandarin and surveyed Chinese Art; to the Middle East where he first saw the Great Pyramids of Egypt while riding horseback across the desert with a friend; and to Europe where at the height of the Cold War an AP photographer captured him bearing an American flag while shaking hands with a Russian holding a Soviet flag. This iconic picture from the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Bosnia, hit the front page of USA Today and other newspapers around the globe.

Following the fall of Saigon, David Eugene Andrews worked at a Vietnamese refugee camp and set up English as a Second Language classes across the state of Washington. While living in Oregon, he co-chaired an International Affairs Symposium on the Middle East and the Oil Crisis. After earning two degrees in International Affairs, including one from Columbia University in New York City, he edited and published numerous international economic forecasts for Fortune 500 companies.

Recognized as an international trade expert, he appeared on CNBC's predecessor, the Financial News Network. Continuing his studies in both accounting and law, he received a J.D. degree. More recently, he has conducted personal interviews and written entertainment articles for a variety of publications.

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राजपक्षे के अमेरिका के तमिलों के दौरे पर जाने के लिए प्रधान मंत्री मोदी को खुला पत्र।

Prime Minister Modi

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, November 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — प्रधान मंत्री मोदी,
प्रधान मंत्री कार्यालय,
दक्षिण ब्लॉक,
रायसीना हिल,
नई दिल्ली -110011

प्रिय प्रधानमंत्री मोदी,

हम तमिलों ने यह पत्र श्रीलंका के राष्ट्रपति गोट्टा राजपक्षे की भारत यात्रा की पूर्व संध्या पर लिख रहे हैं। हमें उम्मीद है कि आप 13 प्लस को लागू करने की भारत की इच्छा के श्री गोट्टा राजपक्षे को सूचित करेंगे। 13 वां संशोधन भारत का एकमात्र लाभ है जो तमिलों के पास है। भारत को इसे नहीं खोना चाहिए। मोदी को नए संविधान को रोकने के लिए श्रीलंका से अनुरोध करना चाहिए।

2009 में युद्ध के दौरान, भारत ने तमिलों के लिए 13 प्लस का वादा किया था। 13 वें प्लस संशोधन को लागू करने के लिए भारत से किसी को भी अभी तक नहीं आना है।

सबसे पहले, हम संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका से तमिलों और श्रीलंका में तमिलों की ओर से आपको चुनाव में आपकी शानदार सफलता के लिए बधाई देना चाहते हैं। आपके नेतृत्व में यह पहली बार है कि भाजपा ने दो बार लगातार भारतीय संसदीय चुनाव जीता।

हम आपको और आपके देश को आपके शासन के अगले पांच वर्षों में और उसके बाद भी सफलता दिलाना चाहते हैं।

श्री प्रधान मंत्री, जब आपने जाफना में थे तब तमिलों के लिए सहकारी संघवाद का वादा किया था। तमिलों को अभी भी तमिलों के लिए सहकारी संघवाद के आपके आश्वासन और पूर्ति की प्रतीक्षा है।

तमिल लोग सरकारी दमन, सैन्य कब्जे, युवा तमिलों पर सिंहली यौन हमले, और तमिलों की मूल भूमि में सिंहल बस्ती के प्रभाव से पीड़ित हैं।

पूर्वोत्तर में तमिल अपनी सांस्कृतिक पहचान खो रहे हैं। सिंहली हिंदू ऐतिहासिक मंदिरों और हिंदू प्रतीकों को नष्ट कर रहे हैं। तमिलों की भूमि और खेत सिंहली द्वारा लिए गए हैं।

हमें आश्चर्य है कि भारत का क्या हुआ जिसने 13 वें संशोधन का बीड़ा उठाया। हम अभी भी सोचते हैं कि उत्तर पूर्व में तमिल भाषी बहुमत वाला प्रांत एक तमिल प्रांत या तमिल राज्य होना चाहिए क्योंकि भारत ने 1947 में राजनीतिक संविधान तैयार किया था। भारत के सभी 29 राज्यों का गठन उनकी भाषा के आधार पर किया गया था। उदाहरण के लिए, तमिल भाषी लोगों के लिए तमिलनाडु, मलयालम बोलने वाले लोगों के लिए केरल, आदि
तमिल उत्तर-पूर्व में एक संरक्षित और स्व-शासन चाहते हैं। यदि भारत संघवाद पर जोर देता है, तो श्रीलंका में केवल दो राज्य होने चाहिए: एक तमिलों के लिए और दूसरा सिंहली लोगों के लिए।

यह पता लगाने के लिए हमेशा सलाह दी जाती है कि यह पता लगाने के लिए कि तमिलों को एकात्मक राज्य या संघवाद या पृथक्करण चाहिए या नहीं। संयुक्त राष्ट्र द्वारा प्रायोजित जनमत संग्रह में दक्षिण सूडान, कोसोवो, पूर्वी तिमोर और कई स्थानों पर कई सफलता की कहानियां हैं और आपके मार्गदर्शन में भारत की भागीदारी के साथ यह श्रीलंका में भी हो सकता है।

निष्ठा से,
ट्रम्प के लिए तमिल

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Response to Gotta Rajapaksa’s Invitation for Tamil Diaspora: Tamils for Trump

Sri Lankan President Gotta Rajapaksa

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, November 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — All Tamils want a permanently protected northeast with self-rule for Tamils. The world can allow new Sri Lankan President Gotta Rajapaksa 100 days to establish a protected north-east for Tamils, but that is all. We need the U.S. to ensure that he keeps any promises he makes to Tamils.

Tamils have not forgotten what Rajapaksa did in 2009 to the Tamils. He killed 145,000 Tamils, made 80,000 Tamil widows and 50,000 orphans, permitted the rape of thousands of Tamil young men and women and the White Van abductions of thousands of Tamils, engineered the ruthless killing of the Tamils and the occupation by ruthless Sinhalese military in the north-east, allowed the Sinhalese settlement and erection of many Buddhist symbols in the north-east, and oversaw many other unbearable tragedies suffered by the Tamil people.

Tamils overwhelmingly did not vote for Gotta Rajapaksa due to a profound fear that he is a ruthless human being and soulless monster. In 2009 and beyond, Gotta fed the swordfish that devoured the Tamils’ body and he had the swordfish for his lunch. It shows that how much he hates Tamils and the extent of his evil.

During the past 70 years of Sinhalese deception and killing of the Tamils, Tamils have never wanted to live with Sinhalese in a Unitary State.

All this violence and killing committed by the Sinhalese is a traumatic event in our culture that has instilled in Tamils a thanatophobia akin to almost dying or the death of a loved one. It is not something that can be forgotten or forgiven.

There are 2 million Tamils living outside of Sri Lanka. Most of them are well-educated, wealthy, enjoying the freedom and peace of democracy in the refugee country.

These diaspora Tamils will never forget what Rajapaksa’s government has done to their parents, children, grandparents, friends and countless other Tamils. The diaspora Tamils have many connections to international communities and decision makers. They have soft power and if they wanted, they could have hard power as well.

A Bosnian-style federalism in which lethal weapons have been stripped from the Tamils and Sinhalese will permanently protect free and prosperous states for Sinhalese and Tamils that can be developed on the island.

The wisest course of action is to ask the Tamils what kind of government Tamils need by holding a UN-monitored referendum.

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Modi Upon Rajapaksa's Visit by US Tamils

Prime Minister Modi

During the war in 2009, India had promised 13 plus for the Tamils. No one from India has yet to come to implement the 13th plus amendment.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, November 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — November 27, 2019

Prime Minister Modi,
Prime Minister Office,
South Block,
Raisina Hill,
New Delhi-110011

Dear Prime Minister Modi,

We the Tamils are writing this letter on the eve of Sri Lankan President Gotta Rajapaksa’s visit to India. We hope you will inform Mr. Gotta Rajapaksa of India’s willingness to implement 13 plus . The 13th amendment is the only leverage India has with Tamils. India should not lose it. Modi should request Sri Lanka to stop the new constitution.

During the war in 2009, India had promised 13 plus for the Tamils. No one from India has yet to come to implement the 13th plus amendment.

First of all, we the Tamils from the United States and behalf of the Tamils in Sri Lanka want to congratulate you for your amazing success in the polls. It is the first time under your leadership that the BJP won the Indian parliamentary election consecutively two times.

We want to wish you and your country continued success in the next five years of your rule and beyond.

Mr. Prime Minister, you promised cooperative federalism for the Tamils when you were in Jaffna. The Tamils are still waiting for your assurance and fulfillment of cooperative federalism for the Tamils.

The Tamil people continue to suffer from the effects of government repression, military occupation, Sinhalese sexual assault on young Tamils, and Sinhala settlement in the Tamils’ native lands.

The Tamils in the northeast are losing their cultural identity. The Sinhalese are destroying Hindu historical temples and Hindu symbols. The Tamils’ land and farms are taken by the Sinhalese.

We wonder what happened to the India that pioneered 13th amendment. We still think that the Tamil speaking majority province in the northeast should be one Tamil province or Tamil state as India did designed the political constitution in 1947. All of India's 29 states were formed based on their language. For instance, Tamil Nadu for Tamil speaking people, Kerala for Malayalam speaking people, etc.

Tamils want a protected and self-rule in the North-east. If India insists on Federalism, then Sri Lanka should have only two states: one for Tamils and the second one for Sinhalese.

It is always advisable to have a referendum to find out whether Tamils want a Unitary State or Federalism or Separation. UN sponsored referenda have had many success stories in South Sudan, Kosovo, East Timor and many places, and with India's participation under your guidance this can also happen in Sri Lanka.

Sincerely,
Tamils for Trump

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TGTE CALLS FOR A BROAD TAMIL NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR PROTECTING THE TAMIL NATION!

The new head of state of Sri Lanka and the newly formed Mahinda government would now be stepping up the pace of the gobbling up of the Tamil Homeland.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, November 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —

The Tamil people cannot look for any mercy from the new rulers of Sri Lanka. The new head of state of Sri Lanka and the newly formed Mahinda government would now be stepping up the pace of the gobbling up of the Tamil Homeland. They would seek to bring the Tamil and the Muslim people under the strong arm of Sinhala hegemony based on the idea of Sri Lanka being a land of one people. They would pack the Tamil Homeland with Sinhala settlements. They would seek to satisfy the international community by maintaining interest-based relations with relevant States, while carrying on with their own schemes.

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has issued a clarion call to all to build up a broad Tamil National Movement to protect the Tamil Nation from such an eventuality.

The TGTE Prime Minister Mr Rudrakumaran has issued a statement in this regard which states: “The massive win achieved by Gotabaya Rajapaksa in being elected as President of Sri Lanka on the strength of the votes of the Sinhala people has amply demonstrated how Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism is deeply rooted in the Sinhala nation. The bold proclamation made by Gotabaya Rajapaksa that he could win on the basis of Sinhala votes alone and that he did not need the Tamil and Muslim votes, and its eventual vindication, is adequate proof of Sri Lanka’s ever more chauvinistic image.

With the state of Sri Lanka thus petrified into a Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinistic institution, the activities of the new President are bound to make the state of Sri Lanka even more Sinhala Buddhist in nature. Gotabaya’s choice of the sacred Ruwanvelisaya vihara complex, which is said to have been built by King Dutugemunu after he defeated the Tamil Chola King Elara around 140 BC, as the backdrop for his swearing in ceremony as President is, in our view, indicative of his effort to present himself to the Sinhala masses as the modern day Dutugemunu who vanquished the Tamils.

A génocidaire cannot transform into a saint just by the support afforded him by a mass of people who abetted that very same crime of genocide. With the moral strength of world Tamils, and in solidarity with those fighting for justice the world over, we shall take forward, with still more vigour, the struggle for bringing to justice the genocide criminal Gotabaya Rajapaksa before the International Criminal Court of Justice, and the State of Sri Lanka before the International Court of Justice of the United Nations.

We wish to point out that Gotabaya cannot hide behind the veil of immunity as a Head of State in front of the International Criminal Court, nor can Sri Lanka escape from the International Court of Justice just because of sovereign immunity of a State.

This declaration of ours arises not based on our moral anger alone, but with a view to highlight to the conscience of the world the fact that a man accused of genocidal crimes is holding the office of Head of State in Sri Lanka. There may be those amongst us who desire to be pragmatic and wish that we accommodated today’s reality.

THERE ARE ONLY TWO CHOICES LEFT FOR THE TAMIL PEOPLE TODAY:

One, seeking good relations with the new rulers in the name of pragmatism and getting absorbed under a Sinhala hegemony.

Other, to muster all our power and come together as a Nation and fight for our existence and liberty.

The first option is most ignominious. It would lead to genocide and we cannot choose it. Tamil people ought to undertake the second option.

We want to make it clear to all at this juncture that time has come for the Tamil people to build a broad-based Tamil National Movement and prepare themselves for dedicated democratic struggles in order to protect their Nation.

It is for those who identify themselves as the national political leaders of the Tamil people to lead from the front and take the struggle forward. The Arab Spring, the Yellow Vest Struggle in France, and the ongoing people’s struggles in Hong Kong, Bolivia and Iran all bring home the power of people’s struggles.

We believe that the Tamil people have arrived at the stage where there is no existence without struggle. This will be a period of tremendous challenge. For the Tamil people to face this prospect is like crossing the river of fire and it is going to be the reality. In order to face this reality, it is essential that the Tamils in the homeland, Diaspora Tamils, the people of Tamil Nadu and the world Tamils act together.

The election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as head of state adds strength to the Tamil struggle on the moral plane for them to work on the international arena to bring to justice Sri Lanka’s perpetrators of the Genocide of Tamils, and secure the support of the peoples of the world standing for justice.”

‘The Tamil Nation should rejuvenate itself, with the memory of our martyrs, to ardently persist with a people’s struggle’ said Mr Rudrakumaran in his statement.

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TCOM, L.P., Global Leader in ISR Aerostat Solutions, Mints Platinum Award for Best Persistent Aerial Monitoring in 2019

TCOM, L.P., Global Leader in ISR Aerostat Solutions, Mints Platinum ASTORS Award for Best-in-Class Persistent Aerial Monitoring Solution for Homeland Security

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TCOM, L.P., Global Leader in ISR Aerostat Solutions, Mints Platinum ASTORS Award for Best-in-Class Persistent Aerial Monitoring Solution for Homeland Security.

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, USA, November 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — TCOM, L.P., a global leader of Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions of Lighter-than-Air Persistent Surveillance Tethered Aerostat platforms for Air, Maritime, and Land, is pleased to announce it has won the American Security Today's Platinum ASTORS Award for its Best-in-Class Persistent Surveillance Monitoring solutions for Homeland security.

American Security Today's Annual 'ASTORS' Awards prestigious program is the largest and most comprehensive in the industry, highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today. American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State, and local levels of government as well as firms allied to the government.

AST Names 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Winners at the Javits Center in New York City. The 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Thousands of government and security industry and security and public safety professionals convened in New York City last week to meet with experts from over 350 industry-leading innovators and technical reps, at the Northeast's largest physical and I.T. security trade show to check out the latest in security technologies.

The Annual 'ASTORS' Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Recently, TCOM L.P. has won a contract valued at as much as $978,9 million to delivery modern aerostat surveillance systems to the U.S. Army for Tethered engineering, logistics, operations, and program management support. Army's Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered (PSS-T) delivers tactical and fixed site aerostats to exploit a full range of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), force protection, and communications capabilities to joint, interagency and multinational organizations.

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TCOM, L.P. is a global leader of Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions of Lighter-than-Air Persistent Surveillance Tethered Aerostat platforms for Air, Maritime, and Land. By blending leading-edge technology, manufacturing, and field operation capabilities, TCOM has provided ISR systems for the United States and foreign governments with complete persistent surveillance capabilities. TCOM is the only company in the world devoted to cost-effective LTA surveillance solutions with in-house aerostat and airship manufacturing, assembly, flight test, and training capabilities. To Learn how TCOM provides customers with innovation, responsiveness, and best value by leveraging our advanced technology, skilled workforce, and over 40 years of proven experience, please visit http://www.tcomlp.com.

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NINA WEST IS CELEBRATING THE “WEST CHRISTMAS EVER” WITH THE NINA WEST FOUNDATION’S 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

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RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALUM NINA WEST WILL CELEBRATE “THE WEST CHRISTMAS EVER” ALONGSIDE THE NINA WEST FOUNDATION BY ISSUING $1,000 GRANTS FROM DEC 1ST TO 25TH 2019

COLUMBUS, OH, UNITED STATES, November 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Andrew Levitt, better known as RuPaul’s Drag Race Alum Nina West, was named National Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year on Tuesday November 26th 2019 at a ceremony in Columbus, Ohio. To celebrate this momentous occasion, they are launching “The West Christmas Ever – 25 days of Christmas” in conjunction with The Nina West Foundation. The Nina West Foundation has made a point in years past to celebrate the spirit of giving during the holiday season. This year is no different. In their biggest campaign ever, they will provide daily grants of $1.000 from December 1st to 25th 2019 to LGBTQ+ organizations across the U.S. Donations will be made to organizations that have an impact on the LGBTQ+ community and its members. The organizations were chosen for the work they do every day to address LGBTQ+-specific issues, including healthcare, homelessness, trans rights, youth advocacy, veteran support, HIV and AIDS, equal rights, suicide prevention, addiction and recovery, anti-bullying, immigration, and more.

Each day, from Dec 1st to Dec 25th 2019, Nina West will announce via her Social Media channels the organizations that will benefit from the grants.

“The holiday season can be difficult for so many in the LGBTQIA community.”. Said Nina West. “With this tremendous platform given to me by RuPaul’s Drag Race, I wanted to continue to lift up and elevate my community, and what a better way to do that than to help celebrate organizations that do just that. I hope this will motivate fans of the show to give what they can- time, talent, or treasure – during the holiday season. And, if people are moved by the work of the Nina West Foundation, I hope they will consider donating to help us further our mission of equality and equal access for all. Also, all I want for Christmas is for people to register to vote! GO BIG AND BE KIND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!”

Fans of Nina West or anyone who wishes to learn more and/or help with this initiative can donate to the Nina West Foundation at www.ninawest.com/foundation/

About The Nina West Foundation
In 2015, Andrew Levitt (aka- Nina West) established The Nina West Foundation in Columbus, Ohio to lift-up and support nonprofits that provide services and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.

About Nina West

Nina West is an American drag queen, actor, and singer based in Columbus; Ohio played by Andrew Levitt. She rose to national prominence with her appearance on the RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11, where she placed sixth and won Miss Congeniality. She made history at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards in Sept 2019 when she became the first ever person to walk the carpet in Full Drag while her season won 5 Primetime Emmys Awards including best Reality Competition Show. In June 2019, New York magazine named West one of the top 100 Most Powerful Drag Queens in America. On November 8th, she released her first Christmas EP, "The West Christmas Ever" featuring Disney Legend Jim Cummings which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Comedy Charts.

West has been performing in central Ohio and around the United States for the last 18 years, doing regional theater and of course, drag. As Nina West, she has produced over 35 main stage production shows. West hosts the annual "Heels of Horror" show at Axis Nightclub and has also hosted the competition "So You Think You Can Drag?. In 2008, she won the Entertainer of the Year award, and was included in Columbus Business First's "40 Under 40" list in 2018. Nina is a LGBTQ advocate and has raised over $2.5million for charitable causes in the last decade alone with her charitable foundation The Nina West Foundation. In 2019, Andrew Levitt was named Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year for National Philanthropy Day.

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