A pundit is a person who offers to mass media their opinion or commentary on a particular subject area on which they are knowledgeable, or considered a scholar in said area. The term has been applied to popular media personalities. In certain cases, it may be used in a derogatory manner as well, as the political equivalent of ideologue; the term originates from the Sanskrit term pandit, meaning "knowledge owner" or "learned man". It refers to someone, erudite in various subjects and who conducts religious ceremonies and offers counsel to the king and referred to a person from the Hindu Brahmin caste but may refer to the Siddhas, Naths, Sadhus, or Yogis. From at least the early 19th century, a Pundit of the Supreme Court in Colonial India was an officer of the judiciary who advised British judges on questions of Hindu law. In Anglo-Indian use, pundit referred to a native of India, trained and employed by the British to survey inaccessible regions beyond the British frontier. Josef Joffe's book chapter The Decline of the Public Intellectual and the Rise of the Pundit describes a change in the role of public experts and relates to developments in the audience and the media itself.
One of the problems related to expertise is the rapid amount of specialisation and knowledge strong in the American universities. While in the 1960s, political science had just 5 subdisciplines, the number had increased to 104 by 2000. In the second half of the 20th century, foreigners like Hannah Arendt or Jürgen Habermas and others gained a certain position in the US as public intellectuals due to the specialization of US academics. A pundit now combines the roles of a public intellectual and has a certain expertise as a media practitioner. Pundits may be regarded as more superficial from a university perspective; the intellectual dimension should be challenged. But they play an increasing role in disseminating ideas and views in an accessible way to the public. From Joffe's view, Karl Marx in Europe and e.g. in the US, Mark Twain were early and relentless pundits ante festum. In addition, the growing role of think tanks and research institutions like the Brookings Institution, the American Enterprise Institute and the Manhattan Institute provided a place for those dealing with'big issues' in public language.
The term talking head has derogatory overtones. For example, the judge in the David Westerfield trial in San Diego in 2002 said "The talking heads are doing nothing but speculating about what the jury may or may not be thinking". Punditry has become a more popular vehicle in nightly newscasts on American cable news networks. A rise of partisanship among popular pundits began with Bill O'Reilly of Fox News Channel, his opinion-oriented format led him to ratings success and has led others, including Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, Nancy Grace to express their opinions on matters on their own programs. At the same time, many people who appear as pundits are recognized for having serious academic and scholarly experience in the subject at hand. Examples are pundits Paul Krugman, who received a Nobel Prize in Economics, Stephen Biddle, who received U. S. Army Superior Civilian Service Medals in 2003 and 2006. In sports commentating, a "pundit" or color commentator may be partnered with a play-by-play announcer who will describe the action while asking the pundit for analysis.
Alternatively, pundits may be asked for their opinions during breaks in the play. Color commentator Columnist Maven Opinion leader Pundette Carl Diggler – fictional character parodying contemporary American political pundits Stephen Colbert
Enriqueta Antolín Gimeno was a Spanish journalist and writer, best known for her novels. The descendant of a family rooted in Palencia, Enriqueta Antolín moved to Toledo at age 6, where she lived a good part of her life. There she studied teaching, although her vocation for journalism and literature prevailed. Beginning in 1986 she contributed to the newspaper El País, despite writing from her childhood, it was not until 1992 when she published her first novel, La gata con alas, which received the Tigre Juan Award for the year's best novel in Spanish. La gata con alas is a story of love and heartbreak set in postwar Spain that started a trilogy completed with Regiones devastadas and Mujer de aire. With these first three works, she earned recognition as one of the writers with the best insight into female psychology, her next work was Ayala sin olvidos, a book of conversations with writer and academic Francisco Ayala, a mix of biography and novel. Came two new novels: Caminar de noche and Cuentos con Rita.
In 2005 she wrote the novel Final feliz, which she described thusly: It's a triple story of love. It tells a story of the early 20th century interspersed with today through a voyage; the protagonist of the novel writes a diary, "like all diaries" false. Antolín wrote three young adult novels: Kris y el verano del piano, Kris y su panda ¡en la selva!, Kris y los misterios de la vida, based on the adventures of Kris, a character she created. She collaborated with the artist Marisa Gonzalez. Considered a pertinacious nonconformist, Antolín's work contains a mixture of reality and fiction with which the author pretends, as she put it, "to disconcert the reader." After spending an important part of her life in Toledo, she moved her residence to Madrid. She was married to journalist Andrés Berlanga. A street is named for her in Palencia. La gata con alas, Alfaguara, 1992, ISBN 8420480886 Regiones devastadas, Alfaguara, 1995, ISBN 8420481777 Mujer de aire, Alfaguara, 1997, ISBN 8420482625 Caminar de noche, Alfaguara, 2001, ISBN 8420442496 Cuentos con Rita, Alfaguara, 2003, ISBN 8420400459 Final feliz, Alfaguara, 2005, ISBN 8420468134 Qué escribes, Menoscuarto, 2012, ISBN 8496675858, finalist for the 2013 Castile and León Critics' Award Kris y el verano del piano, Alfaguay, 1997, ISBN 8420457558 Kris y su panda ¡en la selva!, Alfaguay, 1998, ISBN 8420457760 Kris y los misterios de la vida, Alfaguay, 1999, ISBN 8420457922 "El territorio de las letras" in El territorio de las letras, Cátedra-Ministerio de Cultura, pp. 9–12, 1994, ISBN 8437612713 Ayala sin olvidos, Alfaguara, 1998, ISBN 8420429929 Musulmanas y judías en la España medieval: Vidas paralelas, M. Fundes, Cuenta y Razón, 1997
KCFX is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. Licensed to the suburb of Harrisonville, Missouri, it serves the Kansas City Metropolitan Area; the station is owned by Cumulus Media. The station's studios are located in Mission and the transmitter is in the city's East Side. Playing country and MOR since its inception in 1974, the original call sign was KIEE until changing to KCFX on December 21, 1983; the new album rock format coincided with a signal improvement to 100 kW. In 1985, KCFX developed the current Fox format in 1985, becoming the first classic rock station in a major market in the country. In 1990, they swapped frequencies with KMZU in Carrollton, jumping from 100.7 MHz to 101.1. They played a blend of artists from the late 1960s, 1970s, 1980s. In recent years they have started playing some hits from the 1990s by artists like Bruce Springsteen and Scorpions, as well as Collective Soul, Stone Temple Pilots, Metallica, among others; this comes after years of billing themselves as only playing 1970s rock with some 1980s.
As the years wore on they added more 1980s. Some of the artists they air are The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Doors, Cheap Trick, Night Ranger, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, The Cars, The Police, Yes, Lake & Palmer and Creedence Clearwater Revival among many others; the Fox, since 1990 NFL season, was the longtime flagship station for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League, one of the first broadcast agreements where an NFL team associated with an FM station rather than a traditional AM radio station. The station carried The Bob & Tom Show from March 13, 2006 to February 9, 2007 as its morning drive program. A new local morning show featuring former KYYS voices Larry Frankie replaced that show. On January 11, 2008, longtime rival rocker KYYS changed formats, prompting KCFX to change its slogan to "Kansas City's Only Classic Rock Station." In October 2008, Cumulus Media had massive layoffs to its stations across the country. Among those released were KCFX morning team Moffit and Frankie.
In March 2009, longtime heritage Classic Rock DJ from Kansas City, was installed as the KCFX morning show weekdays from 5am to 9am. Program Director Chris Hoffman took over at middays from 9am to 2pm, longtime heritage Classic Rock DJ Skid Roadie aired on the drive home evenings from 2pm to 7pm. In 2013, Dan McClintock replaced Chris Hoffman as Program Director. On December 5, 2019, it was announced that Entercom's WDAF-FM would become the new flagship of the Chiefs radio network with the start of the 2020 season, ending KCFX's thirty year association with the team; the last game broadcast by KCFX was the team's victory in Super Bowl LIV. On March 18, 2010, KCFX-HD2 signed on with mainstream rock as "103.7 The Dam". On April 29, 2012, KCFX-HD2 changed their format to a simulcast of news/talk-formatted KCMO 710 AM. KCFX-HD3 is on the air with Christian as "107.9 The Fountain". In May 2019 KCFX-HD3 and K300CH changed their format to EMF's Air 1 worship music format. KCFX Website Query the FCC's FM station database for KCFX Radio-Locator information on KCFX Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KCFXQuery the FCC's FM station database for K279BI Radio-Locator information on K279BI Query the FCC's FM station database for K300CH Radio-Locator information on K300CH
Armas Ilmari Valste was a Finnish athlete and a prominent coach and sports administrator. He competed at the 1928 Olympics in the high jump, shot put and decathlon with the best achievement of fifth place in the shot put. From 1935 to 1960 he was the head coach of the national athletics team and from 1970 to 1980 a board member of the European Athletics Association, he was the Secretary General of the 1971 European Athletics Championships held in Finland. Valste won his first athletics competitions in 1922 and set two national records in the high jump and one in the shot put. From 1925 to 1932 he won ten national titles in these two events. Valste retired from competitions in early 1930s. From 1930 to 1935 he was a coach and from 1935 to 1960 the head coach of the Finnish athletics team, preparing it to the 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics, as well as other international competitions in between, he moved to administrative positions and was the Secretary General of the 1971 European Athletics Championships held in Helsinki.
He retired the same year for health reasons, but remained active in sports and from 1970 to 1980 was a board member of the European Athletics Association. In recognition to his contribution to athletics he was awarded the Order of the White Rose of Finland in 1964 and the IAAF Veteran Pin in 1976, he remains an honorary member of EAA. The sports club Armas. Valste was a radio engineer by an amateur radio station operator. From 1927 to 1929 he worked as a professional broadcaster. In 1960 he became an honorary member and in 1985 the honorary chairman of the Finnish Amateur Radio League. Martiskainen, Seppo Nuorten yleisurheilu, Nuorten kilpailutoiminta, Suomi voittoon – kansa liikkumaan, Helsinki: SUL Julkaisut Oy/Yleisurheilun Tukisäätiö, ISBN 951-98952-2-1
Aïssatou Boiro was a Guinean civil servant from Koundara. She was assassinated by armed men in Conakry on 9 November 2012. Four of her killers received life sentences in 2019. Boiro was appointed National Director of the State Treasury of the Republic of Guinea by a decree of President Alpha Condé at the beginning of 2012. Aïssatou Boiro played a decisive role in dismantling a network which held around 13 billion Guinean francs in May 2012. A number of employees of the Ministry of Finance, the State Treasury and the Central Bank were arrested, she was described as a courageous and incorruptible woman of integrity seeking to put an end to corruption in the higher echelons of the state. Boiro received death threats, she had just her driver with her. "She is dead because she refused any compromise between the public interest and the sordid interests of mafia groups," declared Kerfalla Yansané, Minister of Finance. The assassination of Aïssatou Boiro aroused great emotion in Guinea and the head of state visited her family in person.
13 November 2012 was declared a day of national mourning in her memory. The assassination aroused international opinion and condemnations from around the world, including the French ambassador to Guinea, M. Bertrand Cochery, the United States' State Department, the representative of the IMF in Guinea and the representative of the European Union in Guinea. Human Rights Watch denounced and condemned the assassination. "The murder of Aïssatou Boiro is more than an individual tragedy... The government should not give in to these acts of intimidation against their anticorruption efforts; this horrible murder should instead demonstrate the necessity of intensifying the conflict against corruption, which has cast a shadow over national development and respect for human rights in Guinea for decades," declared Corinne Dufka, Human Rights Watch's senior researcher for West Africa. In December 2012, authorities released news of the arrest of two men in the murder because they had her mobile phone and memory stick.
In 2016, the U. S. State department noted in their ‘Country Reports on Human Rights Practices’, that neither suspects had been brought to trial. One of the suspects was released after an employee of the court forged the prosecutor’s signature on court documents. In January 2019 Ibrahima Kalil Diakité closed the case and proposed to pass sentence in February on the ten accused. Six others who were accused were still on the run and vital witnesses had failed to testify. In February, Mohamed Sankhon = Mohamed Léonais, Elhadj Oumar Barry = El-Oumar, Thierno Boucher, Djibril Diallo = Foula Boy were each sentenced for life/30 years for charges including the murder of Boiro, Paul Temple Cole and the attempted murder of Mrs. Cole née Marguérite Seright. Aïssatou Boiro was married to Ibrahima Boiro, professor of biology at the University of Conakry and director of the Centre of Study and Research on the Environment and President of the Guinea National Committee for Bioethics. By a Presidential decree of 26 November 2012, Professor Ibrahima Boiro was appointed Minister of the Environment for Lakes and Forests.
The couple had four children
"Right Down the Line" is a song written and recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty. Released as a single in mid-1978, it reached #12 on the U. S. Billboard Hot # 8 on Cash Box, it was the second release from Rafferty's City to City LP as the follow-up to his first major hit as a solo artist, "Baker Street". "Right Down the Line" was a bigger adult contemporary hit, spending four nonconsecutive weeks at number one in the U. S. In Canada, the song reached number five on both adult contemporary charts. Ron Sexmith covered the song on a BBC Scotland tribute to Gerry Rafferty. Bonnie Raitt covered the song in 2012, including it in her Slipstream album; the track reached #17 on the US Adult album alternative chart. Lucius covers the song on Nudes. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Gerry Rafferty - Right Down the Line on YouTube Bonnie Raitt - Right Down the Line on YouTube