More than a year ago, Sofia was abducted from her home in Lighthouse Point,
Florida, by her Syrian National uncle Feras Bankosly, MD, who is practicing
medicine in the Chicago, IL, area.
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Last March, a Florida judge issued an order to pick Sofia up from the uncle's
house in Chicago and return her to her home in Florida.
This weekend my two year-old abducted daughter Sofia remains in the middle of
the bloodiest Easter in Syria's history! Demos against the Syrian regime and
Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Banias, Latakia, Douma, and Daraa
already left more than 150 dead between Good Friday and the funerals on
Saturday, before Easter!
Furthermore, it's widely anticipated that due to increasing violence in the
country, the U.S. mission in Damascus will be closed before June, 2011.
Turkey will also close its border with Syria by June, 2... (more)
The US State Department on Monday said that it has ordered some non-essential
US embassy officials in Damascus and all embassy dependents to leave Syria
because of the "uncertainty and volatility" in the country.
On Wednesday Bloomberg reported that "Turkey considers it likely that
Syrians may flee the country and has designated areas for refugee camps and
hospitals in the cities of Hatay, Kilis, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa and Mardin near
the Syrian border, it said. Additional mine-sweeping equipment has been sent
to police stations in the area, it said."
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As ... (more)
Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts, Nicholas Edmiston of Edmiston and Company,
Alex Braden of Yachting Partners International, Peter Croke of Merle Wood and
Associates, Michael White of Cavendish White were all on the docks the first
day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts with
Carmen Gonzalez and Robyn Forma of International Yacht Vacations & Charters
Magazine, the first day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Liveras is holding
the current issue of YV&C, which has an exclusive article on P/Y Annaliesse.
(September 21, 2005, Monaco) - This year's MYS ... (more)
SYS-CON Media headquarters is located at the two story marble building where
President Richard Nixon maintained his offices between November 1988 and
April 1994, at the time of his death. He spent a good portion of every day in
this building, deep in his writings. He was visited here by a parade of
national and international figures, including President Ronald Reagan. A
plaque was erected in the lobby of the building by Mario Paul Perillo of
Perillo Tours (you may remember the late Mr. Perillo's "Mr. Italy" TV
commercials from the 1980s) in recogn... (more)
In my October 2, 2008 blog entry, I shared the unfortunate news of Web 2.0's
demise. This news is now hitting Silicon Valley and Silicon alleys around the
Soon all Web 2.0 events will either be "cancelled," or their organizers will
make a last-minute attempt to pull together a last show, but throw in the
towel after that, IMHO.
If they buck all business logic, and go ahead with their final scheduled Web
2.0 events, they'll lose millions of dollars and find out after their last
show that Web 2.0 was DOA (as a software business model) anyway. I... (more)