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          German lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in landmark vote   
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament backed the legalization of same-sex marriage on Friday in a historic vote hailed by gay activists and leftist parties but criticized by some in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative bloc and by the Catholic Church.

          Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of July   
Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.
In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.




J P Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) 7/3/2017 0.5 2.22%
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) 7/5/2017 0.125 4.31%
American Express Company (AXP) 7/5/2017 0.32 1.51%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) 7/5/2017 0.15 8.00%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) 7/5/2017 0.39 2.71%
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) 7/5/2017 0.29 3.32%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.


          COMPANHEIRO CONFESSOU O CRIME: Parentes de mulher que foi morta e enterrada em cova rasa no quintal de residência em Garanhuns são localizados e processo de identificação deve ser agilizado; CONFIRA IMAGEM DA VÍTIMA   

Ainda repercute em todo o Agreste Meridional a descoberta de uma ossada pertencente a uma mulher que foi encontrada enterrada no quintal de uma residência da Rua Batalha do Tuiti, em Garanhuns. Os restos mortais só foram localizados porque o próprio assassino procurou espontaneamente à polícia na noite desta quinta, 29 de junho, e apontou o local onde enterrou o corpo. 

Com a comprovação da veracidade das informações passadas pelo acusado, identificado como sendo José Fábio de Almeida, 27 anos, policiais da 22ª Delegacia de Homicídios  priorizam agora agilizar a identificação da vítima. O que se já se sabe é que, tal como revelou o homicida, o nome da mulher é Maria Simone Amorim da Silva, que teria  idade atual de 32 anos. Familiares da mulher já foram encontrados em Angelim (pai), Magano (prima) e Distrito de São Pedro e devem ajudar no processo de identificação. Com a localização dos parentes, o corpo deve seguir para o Recife para ser oficialmente identificado e reconhecido por alguém da família.  


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A loja virtual da Vitro Joias
Rua Dom José, Centro, Garanhuns

Outra prioridade da Delegacia de Homicídios é localizar e prender o co-autor do feminicídio. Em seu depoimento na Delegacia Regional na noite de ontem, José Fábio apontou um homem de nome Márcio, mais conhecido como Cabeludo ou Negão, como tendo participado da execução e ocultação do cadáver de Maria Simone. Diligências foram feitas durante toda a manhã desta sexta-feira, 30 de junho, mas o suspeito ainda encontra-se foragido;



ENTENDA O CASO
Um homem se dirigiu espontaneamente até 18ª DESEC (Delegacia Regional) na noite desta quinta-feira, 29 de junho, para confessar um crime brutal. José Fábio de Almeida, 27 anos, afirmou à Polícia Civil que matou uma mulher com golpes de joelho e enterrou o corpo no quintal de sua casa, situada na rua  Batalha do Tuiti, no bairro de Heliópolis, em Garanhuns. Ele ainda revelou que contou com a ajuda de um comparsa a quem chamou de irmão para cometer o homicídio. 
José Fábio

Na confissão, José Fábio disse que matou a vítima há cerca de um ano e meio, que o nome da mulher era Maria Simone Amorim da Silva, que ela tinha cerca de 30 anos na época da morte e que possivelmente residiu em São Pedro. Após ouvir o depoente, a Polícia Civil foi ao local junto com ele e comprovou a veracidade das informações. No quintal da residência de José Fábio foi desenterrado os restos mortais, possivelmente de uma mulher, a julgar pelas vestes e pelos cabelos. Em seu depoimento, José Fábio também afirmou que manteve um relacionamento com a vítima durante seis meses, mas resolveu matá-la após ela o ameaçar com um revólver.  

Os restos mortais devem ser encaminhados para o IML onde passará por processo de identificação. José Fábio permanece detido na Regional e deve ser encaminhado na manhã desta sexta-feira, 30 de junho para a audiência de custódia.  A Polícia Civil encontra-se em diligências para prender o amigo do acusado, cúmplice do assassinato.
Casa onde foi encontrada a ossada
As informações prestadas pelo suposto homicida sobre a mulher que ele afirma ter matado estão sendo checadas no banco de dados da Secretaria de Defesa Social de Pernambuco.  O objetivo é comprovar se ele falou a verdade no que se refere a identidade  da vítima.
Restos mortais encontrados em Garanhuns são de mulher




          URGENTE: Homem vai à delegacia e confessa ter matado mulher e enterrado corpo no quintal de casa em Garanhuns   
Homem confessou ter matado mulher e enterrado corpo no quintal em Garanhuns

Um homem se dirigiu espontaneamente até 18ª DESEC (Delegacia Regional) na noite desta quinta-feira, 29 de junho, para confessar um crime brutal. José Fábio de Almeida, 27 anos, afirmou à Polícia Civil que matou uma mulher com golpes de joelho e enterrou o corpo no quintal de sua casa, situada na rua  Batalha do Tuiti, no bairro de Heliópolis, em Garanhuns. Ele ainda revelou que contou com a ajuda de um comparsa a quem chamou de irmão para cometer o homicídio. 

Na confissão, José Fábio disse que matou a vítima há cerca de um ano e meio, que o nome da mulher era Maria Simone Amorim da Silva, que ela tinha cerca de 30 anos na época da morte e que possivelmente residiu em São Pedro. Após ouvir o depoente, a Polícia Civil foi ao local junto com ele e comprovou a veracidade das informações. No quintal da residência de José Fábio foi desenterrado os restos mortais, possivelmente de uma mulher, a julgar pelas vestes e pelos cabelos. 

Casa onde foi localizado o corpo
Em seu depoimento, José Fábio também afirmou que manteve um relacionamento com a vítima durante seis meses, mas resolveu matá-la após ela o ameaçar com um revólver.  

Os restos mortais devem ser encaminhados para o IML onde passará por processo de identificação. José Fábio permanece detido na Regional e deve ser encaminhado na manhã desta sexta-feira, 30 de junho para a audiência de custódia.  A Polícia Civil encontra-se em diligências para prender o amigo do acusado, cúmplice do assassinato.

As informações prestadas pelo suposto homicida sobre a mulher que ele afirma ter matado estão sendo checadas no banco de dados da Secretaria de Defesa Social de Pernambuco.  O objetivo é comprovar se ele falou a verdade no que se refere a identidade  da vítima.

José Fábio confessou o crime e polícia achou restos mortais em quintal de residência
Cova rasa revela restos mortais de vítima de José Fábio

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COMPANHEIRO CONFESSOU O CRIME: Parentes de mulher que foi morta e enterrada em cova rasa no quintal de residência em Garanhuns são localizados e processo de identificação deve ser agilizado; CONFIRA IMAGEM DA VÍTIMA



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          Acidente com motos mata dois jovens na madrugada desta sexta em Caetés   
Ivan, uma das vítimas

Dois jovens morreram após as motos que eles pilotavam colidirem frontalmente. O trágico acidente ocorreu por volta das três horas da manhã desta sexta, 30 de junho, no KM 69 da BR-424, zona urbana de Caetés. 

As vítimas foram identificadas como sendo Ivan Menezes Pereira, 22 anos, natural de Garanhuns e Janailson de Barros Barbosa 18 anos, que era natural de Caetés. 

O SAMU ainda chegou a ser acionado e socorreu os dois jovens para o Hospital Regional Dom Moura, mas ambos morreram devido à gravidade das lesões provocadas pela colisão.

A Policia Rodoviária Federal e a Policia Civil compareceram ao local. Os corpos foram encaminhados ao (IML) de Caruaru.





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          Polícia Civil divulgou balanço da Operação Força no Foco realizada em Garanhuns   


O Delegado titular da 18ª Delegacia Seccional de Garanhuns, Luiz Bernardo, convocou a imprensa na manhã desta terça-feira (27/6) para uma coletiva no Auditório da Codeam, no bairro da Brasília em Garanhuns, para divulgar os números da “Operação Força no Foco” comandada por ele nos dias 21 e 22/6 em Garanhuns e cidades da Região. A coletiva teve a presença de representantes da Receita Estadual, Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar, Conselho Tutelar, Guarda Municipal, Corpo de Bombeiros e Vigilância Sanitária.

De acordo com o delegado, a operação não era sigilosa, mas tinha o objetivo de prevenir as práticas de ilícitos criminais, administrativo e repressão aos Crimes Violentos Letais Intencionais (CVLI) na região, que são homicídios e latrocínios. O delegado informou que 15 pessoas foram presas e apreendidas 03 armas de fogo juntamente com 27 munições. As armas apreendidas foram duas pistolas e um rifle, além de um simulacro de metralhadora, toucas ninjas e rádios comunicadores que estavam sendo utilizadas para a prática de assaltos na região. As ações foram coordenadas pelo Delegado João Lins com a participação das equipes da Delegada Maria das Graças e Delegado Alysson Câmara, com apoio do Grupamento Tático Aéreo (GTA) coordenado pelo próprio delegado.

O Major PM Albuquerque, informou que as ações foram positivas, cerca de 64 policiais em cada turno das 48h realizaram diversas blitz, também foram realizadas ações integradas em bares e restaurantes que resultou em notificações e fechamento de estabelecimentos comerciais. Durante as ações da PM foram abordados 2039 transeuntes, 838 motocicletas, 767 carros e 84 bicicletas.

O Conselho Tutelar não constatou nenhuma violação de direitos relacionados à Crianças e Adolescentes nas diligências realizadas.

O presidente da AMSTT, Elielson Barbosa, informou que durante as ações da Guarda Municipal foram abordados 659 veículos, sendo 20 deles notificados, ou seja, multados e 13 recolhidos ao pátio da Autarquia, além de 03 documentos recolhidos por irregularidades.

O Corpo de Bombeiros fiscalizou 08 estabelecimentos comerciais, sendo 3 deles notificados e três interditados por apresentarem irregularidades.

A Vigilância Sanitária realizou fiscalização para verificação de irregularidades nos bares, similares e outros estabelecimentos comercias na cidade, com objetivo de diminuir o risco de agravo a saúde da população local. Segundo a Drª Catarina, 08 bares foram inspecionados, 04 deles foram interditados e 08 notificados. Os estabelecimentos apresentavam vários tipos de irregularidades que traziam agravo a saúde, inclusive com risco de morte, uma vez que sejam ingeridos por crianças e idosos por apresentarem imunidades baixas. A doutora ressaltou a importância de ingerir um alimento saudável e alertou o risco de contaminação, chamando a atenção para as filas em postos de saúde e hospitais, pessoas que na maioria estão ali com doenças transmitidas através de alimentos.

A Receita Estadual – SEFAZ produziu 19 Autos de Apreensões de mercadorias em situação irregular, no valor total de R$ 597.403,87; e 48 Autos de Infração por irregularidades fiscais diversas, num total constituído de: R$ 422.713,66, valores que ultrapassaram o valor de R$ 1 milhão.

O DETRAN através da LEI SECA realizou 226 abordagens, sendo autuados 27 num total de 61. Também foram recolhidos 12 Certificados de Registro e Licenciamento de Veículo (CRLV) e uma Carteira Nacional de Habilitação (CNH).

A Polícia Rodoviária Federal (PRF), abordou 296 pessoas, 283 veículos, realizou 105 notificações pelo Código de Trânsito Brasileiro (CTB), 03 notificações pela ANTT; 32 veículos foram apreendidos e 01 Mandado de Prisão cumprido. Além disso, 04 Certificados de Registro e Licenciamento de Veículo(CRLV) foram recolhidos, 03 Carteira Nacional de Habilitação (CNH) recolhidas, 173 Abordagens educativas e 173 Testes de Etilômetro.

O delegado Luiz Bernardo parabenizou a integração dos órgãos em comprometimento com a população de Garanhuns e ressaltou que mais ações deste tipo estão por vir.

Com informações do Portal Agreste Violento
http://www.agresteviolento.com.br/



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          Programa Paulo Freire abre seleção para alfabetizadores voluntários com vagas para o Agreste Meridional   

A Secretaria de Educação do Estado de Pernambuco (SEE-PE) realiza processo seletivo para o preenchimento de 1.195 vagas. O certame é aberto para voluntários alfabetizadores, coordenadores de turmas e alfabetizadores tradutores/intérpretes de LIBRAS para atuarem nas ações de alfabetização no âmbito do Programa Brasil Alfabetizado/Programa Paulo Freire – Pernambuco Escolarizado. O auxílio é de até R$ 800,00.

Inscrições podem ser efetivadas nos dias 03 e 04 de julho, nas Gerências Regionais de Educação (GREs) do Sertão do Pajeú (Afogados da Ingazeira), Sertão do Araripe (Araripina), Sertão do Moxotó-Ipanema (Arcoverde), Agreste Centro Norte (Caruaru), Sertão do Submédio São Francisco (Floresta), Agreste Meridional (Garanhuns), Vale do Capibaribe (Limoeiro), Metropolitanas Norte e Sul, Mata Norte (Nazaré da Mata), Mata Sul (Palmares), Sertão do Médio São Francisco (Petrolina), Sertão Central (Salgueiro) e Mata Centro (Vitória de Santo Antão). Além das regionais, as inscrições podem ser feitas também nas Secretarias Municipais de Educação.

O resultado será divulgado até o dia 21 de julho. O candidato que desejar entrar com os recursos quanto ao resultado da Análise da Documentação de Cadastro, deverá entregar de forma presencial o formulário específico para este fim disponível no edital do certame, não podendo anexar qualquer documentação a este formulário. Os resultados dos recursos serão divulgados até o dia 28 de julho e o resultado final dos selecionados, após a formação, está previsto para o dia 9 de setembro. Para a Gerência Regional de Garanhuns são disponibilizadas as vagas contidas no quadro abaixo.

O resultado de cada etapa será divulgado nas 16 Gerências Regionais de Educação e no site da Secretaria de Educação do Estado (www.educacao.pe.gov.br). O voluntariado tem duração de oito meses e o processo seletivo será realizado em duas etapas: análise da documentação de cadastro e participação na formação inicial. As bolsas variam de R$ 400 a R$ 800, de acordo com a função do voluntário.

As informações são da Assessoria do Governo do Estado, publicadas no Diário Oficial, caderno do Poder Executivo, de 23 de junho de 2017, página 02. http://www.educacao.pe.gov.br/portal/upload/galeria/12289/Edital_Chamada%20P%C3%BAblica_Programa%20Brasil%20Alfabetizado_Divul_ga%C3%A7%C3%A3o.pdf

PARA CONFERIR O EDITAL CLIQUE http://www.educacao.pe.gov.br/portal/?pag=1&men=73


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Loja física, Vitro Joias, na Rua Dom José, centro de Garanhuns


          Germany approves ‘same-sex marriage’ and sets fines for Facebook, etc. to crack down on ‘hate speech’   
COGwriter In a move that, sadly, was not unexpected, Germany ‘legalize same-sex marriage’: 30 June 2017 A clear majority of German MPs have voted to legalise same-sex marriage, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a vote. The reform grants couples now limited to civil unions full marital rights, and allows them to […]
          Angela Merkel continues to push towards European leadership of the West and away from the UK and USA   
  Angela Merkel COGwriter The German press reported the following: G20: Angela Merkel sketches vision of France-German led Europe Germany is reorienting itself away from the US and the UK and toward France. Chancellor Merkel made that abundantly clear in a major speech to parliament about the EU’s future and next week’s G20 summit in […]
          Queen’s Speech clears Commons after abortion funding deal   
The Government’s move was announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Commons.
          Why is blood red?   
Ring-shaped chemical structures with metal irons produce color. The iron in our red blood cells makes them red, while magnesium makes plant leaves green.
          Grid Custom Cell Editor Closing   

more details - hopefully relevant:

 

custom editor is in another partial.  multiselect is disabled and displays user selection of treeview nodes.  multiselect fits in the cell and when clicked does not cause the editor to close.  treeview is absolute positioning below multiselect, and when trying to interact with that or the scrollbar next to its div, the cell editor will close and multiselect/treeview are thus both minimized from view.

 

Thanks,

Jeff


          Grid Custom Cell Editor Closing   

Hi Kendo UI Team,

I'm trying to create a custom editor for in cell editing within a kendo grid.  Our custom editor is a combination of your multiselect/treeview ui widgets.

The problem I am encountering is that when you click the cell and the editor appears, attempting to further interact with the editor will then cause the cell's custom editor to minimize - I suspect the grid thinks I am clicking out of the scope of the editor (because the editor is larger than the cell that contains the bound data and has absolute positioning below that cell) and thus closes it.  Is there any way to get around this problem?  As it is right now, I am unable to interact with the custom editor without it closing the cell's edit mode.

(unfortunately our custom editor is... complex... so I don't think I have a nice code sample to put here for you)

Best,

Jeff


          Determine Parent Row When Row Detail Template Is Slected   

I have 2 Gridviews. Gridview B is nested inside GridView A. GridView B's ItemsSource comes from A.SelectedAttachments.

When I select a row in gridview B is there a way to programatically select GridViewA? I want to try to remove a row inside gridview B but how would I do that if I don't know the parent object it belongs to. 

 

My main goal is to be able to remove items from A.SelectedAttachments through a context menu of GridView B.

<DataTemplate x:Key="RowDetailTemplate">
    <telerik:RadGridView ItemsSource="{Binding SelectedAttachments}" Style="{StaticResource StdGrid}" >
        <telerik:RadGridView.Columns>
            <telerik:GridViewDataColumn Header="File" DataMemberBinding="{Binding FileName}"  />
            <telerik:GridViewDataColumn Header="Source Document" DataMemberBinding="{Binding Description}" EditTriggers="CellClick" IsReadOnly="False">
                <telerik:GridViewDataColumn.CellEditTemplate>
                    <DataTemplate>
                        <TextBox Text="{Binding Description}" Foreground="Gray" FontStyle="Italic" ></TextBox>
                    </DataTemplate>
                </telerik:GridViewDataColumn.CellEditTemplate>
                <telerik:GridViewDataColumn.CellTemplate>
                    <DataTemplate>
                        <TextBox Text="{Binding Description}" Foreground="Gray" FontStyle="Italic"></TextBox>
                    </DataTemplate>
                </telerik:GridViewDataColumn.CellTemplate>
            </telerik:GridViewDataColumn>
        </telerik:RadGridView.Columns>
    </telerik:RadGridView>
</DataTemplate>

          Make a column/cell readonly?   
Hi ,  This feature is available now ? so , I can lock  spreadsheet from editing 
          Energizer Resources Inc. (ENZR) Reviewed By Analysts - The De Soto Edge   

Energizer Resources Inc. (ENZR) Reviewed By Analysts
The De Soto Edge
Stock market analysts watching Energizer Resources Inc. (ENZR) have recently changed their ratings on the stock. The latest reports which are outstanding on Friday 30th of June state 0 analysts have a rating of “strong buy”, 0 analysts “buy”, 0 ...


          Evaluation Specialist - Benefits Realization - Centre for Family Medicine - Ontario   
As part of the Benefits Realization Team at the eHealth Centre of Excellence, the Evaluation Specialist assists in the evaluation of health information
From Centre for Family Medicine - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:06:36 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Risk Malaise Alert in Option Market: Energizer Holdings Inc Implied Price Swing Hits A Substantially Lowered Level - CML News   

Risk Malaise Alert in Option Market: Energizer Holdings Inc Implied Price Swing Hits A Substantially Lowered Level
CML News
Before we dive into any analysis we simply note that Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:EPC) risk is actually priced pretty low by the option market as of right now. We'll detail it below -- but that's the lede -- the option market is reflecting a sort of ...

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          Global razor blade industry report with analysis to 2022 examined in new market research report - WhaTech   

Global razor blade industry report with analysis to 2022 examined in new market research report
WhaTech
Key companies profiled in this report are Gillette(P&G), Energizer, BIC, Laser Razor Blades, Lord, DORCO, Supermax, Harry's(Feintechnik), FEATHER, Benxi Jincheng, Kaili Razor, Ningbo Jiali, Liyu Razor, Shanghai Cloud, Yingjili and others. Global Razor ...


          Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) Shares Bought by Legal & General Group Plc - Stock Observer   

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Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) Shares Bought by Legal & General Group Plc
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Energizer Holdings logo Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 7.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The ...

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          Which June 2017 K-Pop Comeback Was the Best?   
From BoA to G-Dragon to NCT 127, there was no shortage of excellent returns to the K-Pop scene in June.
          Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) Stake Boosted by Advantus Capital Management Inc - The Cerbat Gem   

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) Stake Boosted by Advantus Capital Management Inc
The Cerbat Gem
Energizer Holdings logo Advantus Capital Management Inc boosted its position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 2.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The ...

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          Blockchain Energizer – Volume 7: June 29, 2017 - The National Law Review   

Blockchain Energizer – Volume 7: June 29, 2017
The National Law Review
There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology and its potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries from finance and healthcare to real estate and supply chain management. Reports estimate that over $1.4 billion was invested in blockchain ...

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          Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) Stake Raised by Bank of America Corp DE - The Cerbat Gem   

Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) Stake Raised by Bank of America Corp DE
The Cerbat Gem
Energizer Holdings logo Bank of America Corp DE increased its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 28.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund ...

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          BidaskClub Lowers Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) to Sell - Chaffey Breeze   

BidaskClub Lowers Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) to Sell
Chaffey Breeze
Energizer Holdings logo Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Thursday. A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on ...

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          Energizer Holdings (ENR) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.34 - Stock Observer   

Energizer Holdings (ENR) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.34
Stock Observer
Energizer Holdings logo Press coverage about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) has trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources.

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          Kailash Mansarovar yatra through Nathu La cancelled   
NEW DELHI, June 30 - The Kailash Mansarovar yatra through Nathu La in Sikkim has been cancelled, an official said today.
          Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) Price Target & Session Check - Rockville Register   

Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) Price Target & Session Check
Rockville Register
During the past trading session, shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) traded -1.90%. Covering analysts are predicting the stock to move to $61.22 within the next year. Depending on the analyst, target price projections may differ widely. This ...

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          Species List for 29/06/2017   
The first Delicate of the year was a welcome migrant. In total 316 moths of about 71 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
718 Ethmia dodecea 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 7
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 2
1063 Celypha striana 17
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 3
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 43
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1302 Crambus perlella 5
1304 Agriphila straminella 4
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 4
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1   
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 4
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 7
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 3
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 6
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 21
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 5
1771a Thera cupressata Cypress Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 2
1876 Hydrelia flammeolaria Small Yellow Wave 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
1955 Cabera pusaria Common White Wave 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2026 Orgyia antiqua Vapourer 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 13
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 10
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 9
2098 Axylia putris Flame 17
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 10
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 24
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 15
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 6
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 6
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

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          Blair Bryant resigns as director of Powerhouse;   
Article – BusinessDesk June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Blair Bryant has resigned from the board of Powerhouse Ventures and as a result the ASX-listed, Christchurch-based technology incubator has cancelled a special meeting of shareholders it had called on July 21 in Sydney to vote him …Blair Bryant resigns as director of Powerhouse; ouster meeting cancelled By […]
          Paralegal/Legal Assistant   
MA-Boston, One of the prominent law firms in Boston, MA is looking for a Paralegal/Legal Assistant. Qualified candidates will have experience with 3 to 5 years Insurance Defense/litigation, a strong working knowledge of court procedures on a state and federal level; Microsoft Office proficiency and excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will support multiple attorneys with legal support funct
          vintage 1950s dress. 50s vibrant floral print vintage linen wiggle dress by simplicityisbliss   

112.00 USD

Gorgeous vintage 1950s vibrant floral print wiggle dress in a wonderful thick linen material. The dress features a round neckline with bust darts and a flattering nipped waist fit. There is a back metal zipper for closure.

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best fit: small / medium

bust: up to 35"
waist: 27"
hips: up to 37"
total length: 36.5"

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condition: excellent
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          50s orange floral vintage wiggle dress / vintage 1950s dress by simplicityisbliss   

138.00 USD

Gorgeous vintage 1950s colorful linen wiggle dress with a vibrant bold floral print throughout the bodice, flattering fit with bust darts and a nipped waist fit, two large skirt pockets, back metal zipper for closure.

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best fit: large

bust: 38"
waist: 31"
hips: up to 43"
total length: 40"

material: linen
condition: near excellent, there is one very tiny area with a few tiny snags , see last photo.
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          Georgia-Pacific Perry (Fla.) union members vote to accept new contract agreement   
Members from the United Steel Workers Union have voted to accept a new contract from Foley Cellulose. The contract agreement comes after a year-long dispute between the union and Georgia Pacific.

Members from the United Steel Workers Union have voted to accept a new contract from Foley Cellulose. The contract agreement comes after a year-long dispute between the union and Georgia Pacific.


          vintage 1960s dress / 60s red rose full length vintage dress / flocked red print dress by simplicityisbliss   

248.00 USD

Gorgeous vintage 1960s black full length dress with a wonderful flocked red rose print throughout. Small red buttons down the front for detail. There is a flattering V neckline with a nipped waist and long flowy skirt. There is a back zipper for closure. The dress is lightly lined inside.

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best fit: medium

bust: 36/37"
waist: 28/28.5"
hips: open fit
total length: 57"

tag/label: Coco
material: chiffon
condition: excellent
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          Edit comments in sqlite.h.in used for generating documentation, to improve the description of the new sqlite3_prepare_v3() interfaces, and other miscellaneous cleanup. No changes to executable code. (tags: trunk)   
Edit comments in sqlite.h.in used for generating documentation, to improve the description of the new sqlite3_prepare_v3() interfaces, and other miscellaneous cleanup. No changes to executable code. (tags: trunk)
          vintage 1970s dress / 70s dress / pinstripe maxi sun dress by simplicityisbliss   

138.00 USD

Vintage 1970s blue and white pinstripe cotton maxi sun dress, round neckline with a shelf bust fit, long waist line with a flowy bodice, cut out back with a zipper for closure, lightly lined inside.

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best fit: small / medium

bust: 36"
waist: up to 30"
hips: 42"
shoulders: undefined
total length: 60"+adjustable straps

tag/label: Shawn Originals
material: cotton
condition: excellent
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          Teena Paige 50s white ruffle cotton vintage full skirt dress / vintage 1950s dress by simplicityisbliss   

88.00 USD

Cute vintage 1950s semi sheer white cotton dress, square neckline with pleated trim, bust darts with a flattering fitted nipped waist fit, full skirt, back metal zipper for closure.

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bust: 36"
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          Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park   

Date: August 12, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)


          Commentaires sur Açaï bowl aux fruits frais, lait d’amande et granola par Eathos, un excellent brunch à Dublin. - Recettes de Cuisine de Marion Flipo   
[…] pour 14,50 euros. (Merci Dublin, au secours Paris.)Pour Lana, c’est détox gourmande ! Je vous parlais de l’açaï il y a peu de temps, voilà une nouvelle version ! J’adore l’idée d’y mettre du pollen, ingrédient […]
          Commentaires sur Restaurant London : Ottolenghi, coup de foudre à Nothing Hill revival ! par Eathos, un excellent brunch à Dublin. - Recettes de Cuisine de Marion Flipo   
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          6-30 Ted Ramey Show Hour 2   
Ted sit's down with Scott Miller to go around the MLB, dog shopping, and the Giants and Padres in the cellar. Ted also breaks down the Giants winning 3 straight, new guy Hwang making an impact, and the mystery behind the Jumpman logo.
          Recession is 'a real risk' Scotland's economy now falling further behind rest of UK   
Recession is 'a real risk' Scotland's economy now falling further behind rest of UK
Scotland plunged into the red in the final three months of last year, and a ... Should the Brexit negotiations go badly or the UK economy slows down ...








          CNC Programmer - Sheet Metal Fabrication - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
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          Estimator for Sheet Metal Job Shop - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
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          Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
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          Production Mig Welder - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
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          CNC Turret Punch Press Set Up Operator (Sheet Metal) - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
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          CNC Laser Set Up Operator (Sheet Metal) - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
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Booooooooooooombaa!  Giovanna Lancellotti, diz em entrevista que o Arthur beija fraco(mal) vê se pode?! 

Booatos ou verdade ein Lancellotti !




             
Boatos... Giovanna Lancellotti fala de Arthur Aguiar...





Correm boatos no TUMBLR , que a atriz Giovanna Lancellotti, que hoje namora o Arthur, deu uma entrevista e em certo momento foi perguntada sobre o que poderia acabar com o namoro dos dois, e ela respodeu: " Ah, o Arthur? Ele beija fraco". Todas as fãs ficaram revoltadas e estão tentando de todas as formas para que isso chegue nos ouvidos do Arthur, alegando ainda que é por isso que nunca gostaram dela.


Só acho que quem fica xingando ou inventando mentiras sobre eles, deveriam colocar na consciência que eles estão namorando sim, e não vai ser por que você não gosta que eles vão acabar.ok!

Sei que eu é LuAr assim como eu, tem que saber que vai ser melhor assim, o que adianta o Arthur namorar a Lua se ele não gosta dela?? iria fazer ela sofrer mais e mais.. então vamos parar de xingar, porque além disse ser uma P%T@ falta de educação, não vai levar a lugar nenhum, só vai fazer com que o Thur se afaste do twitter. e sei que não é isso que vocês querem, né?!! #FicaADica

Fonte:Fã Arthur Aguiar
Adaptação: Lua Blanco Fãs SP





          Comment #9   
Excellent point LOL.

Unless they re-considered, and decided that $14 million was just far to much money to become responsible for.
          Laurence Simons International Group Limited t/a Laurence Simons Legal Recruitment: Clinical Negligence Solicitor, 0-1 PQE, Leading London Practice   
£35000 - £45000 per annum: Laurence Simons International Group Limited t/a Laurence Simons Legal Recruitment: This renowned Clinical Negligence practice is looking for a junior lawyer to strengthen its London office. Its lawyers are extremely well regarded and specialise in complex claimant clinical and medical negligence disputes.This is an excellent opportunity England, London
          G2 Legal Limited: Clinical Negligence Solicitor   
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          Rahul Khatri posted a discussion   
Rahul Khatri posted a discussion

How to Find the Best Android App for Mileage Tracking?

Despite your excellent accounting and bookkeeping skills, you may find it intimidating to track the business mileage when driving your car. This is where you need an efficient mile tracking app that can manage your mileage logs and save you from the IRS audit trap. An app can automatically track the miles covered for business purposes. When looking for a mile app, there are many factors that you should consider for making the right selection.They include:Customization of Business Mileage Rates:In the USA, the IRS or Internal Revenue Service issues the standard mileage rates that are used for calculation of business deduction of a vehicle used for business purposes. When these rates are used for deduction, you can’t include the vehicle-related expenses like repairs, maintenance, and registration charges in the calculation. Hence, many businesses use their own business mileage rates. To manage the deductions according to these rates, you need a mile app that allows customizable rates for mileage tracking.The Calculation of Mileage:The mileage tracking apps use GPS or Global Positioning Satellite system for tracking your exact location and distance travelled. An accurate app will use GPS coordinates to log this distance covered for the business trips in a precise manner. The app will log this complete data and compute the total miles traveled by you. This distance will be multiplied by the mileage rate for tax deductions or for employee reimbursement. When looking for a mile app, prefer an automatic tracking system to minimize the hassles.Automatic Triggers:There are some advanced Android-based apps that use automated triggers to start and stop the logging of distance traveled during business trips. If there is a Bluetooth device in your vehicle, your Android device will automatically start tracking the mileage whenever this device is paired to the vehicle’s Bluetooth. Also, these apps allow mileage tracking through the current charging state of your device. For instance, if your Android device is plugged into the vehicle’s charger, the app will start tracking the miles automatically. They reduce inaccuracies in the system.Accurate Log Management:An app can effectively track the business mileage and record this data at a centralized portal. Now, it is essential to manage this data for claiming deductions. Here, you need a system that allows exporting of this data to a spreadsheet. This sheet should be prepared in accordance with the specifications of employer or IRS. If you are a business owner, you must prefer an app with a rich account management system. An advanced app can synchronize the varied travel logs to manage this data on the web and prepares rich reports in a prescribed format.These are the factors to keep in mind when looking for a mile app to claim tax deductions.See More

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          Mengapa Yahudi?   

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa?

Oleh : Dr Farrukh Saleem
Semakan Oleh : Mohd Taha Hassan

There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in the Americas , five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 in Africa . For every single Jew in the world there are 100 Muslims. Yet, Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together. Ever wondered why?

Hanya ada 14 juta Yahudi di muka bumi ini; tujuh juta di Amerika, lima juta di Asia, dua juta di Eropah dan 100,000 di Afrika. Bagi setiap orang Yahudi ada 100 orang Muslim (1:100). Namun, jika dicampuri semua sekali, Yahudi lebih 100 kali berkuasa daripada orang Islam. Mengapa ini berlaku?

Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish. Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time and TIME magazine's 'Person of the Century', was a Jew. Sigmund Freud -- id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew. So were Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman.

Nabi Isa (Jesus of Nazareth) ialah Yahudi. Albert Einstein, saintis zaman moden paling terkemuka dan disebut oleh majalah Time sebagai 'Manusia Abad ini' ialah seorang Yahudi; Sigmund Freud - melalui teori id, ego dan super-ego ialah bapa psikoanalisis, juga seorang Yahudi; begitu juga Karl Marx, Paul Samuelson dan Milton Friedman.

Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the whole humanity: Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine. Alert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine. Gertrude Elion gave us a leukaemia fighting drug. Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease). Elie Metchnikoff won a Nobel Prize in infectious diseases.

Selain mereka banyak lagi orang Yahudi yang hasil kebijaksanaan mereka berupaya menghasilkan keperluan untuk kita semua: Benjamin Rubin memperkenalkan jarum suntikan pelalian. Johas Salk mereka vaksin polio yang pertama. Gertrude Elion mencipta ubat melawan leukemia. Baruch Blumberg mencipta vaksin Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich menemukan rawatan untuk siflis. Elie Metchnikoff menang Hadiah Nobel untuk penyakit berjangkit.

Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission. Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of the endocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism). Aaron Beck founded Cognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental disorders, depression and phobias). Gregory Pincus developed the first oral contraceptive pill. George Wald won a Nobel for furthering our understanding of the human eye. Stanley Cohen won a Nobel in embryology (study of embryos and their development). Willem Kolff came up with the kidney dialysis machine.

Bernard Katz menang Hadiah Nobel kerana kajian mengenai transmisi neuromuskular. Andrew Schally penerima Nobel dalam kajian endokrinologi (berkaitan sistem endokrin dan kencing manis). Aaron Beck menemui terapi kognitif (rawatan mental, kesugulan dan fobia). Gregory Pincus membangunkan pil perancang keluarga yang pertama. George Wald menang Nobel bagi kajian mata manusia, Standley Cohen dianugerahi Hadiah Nobel dalam kajian embriologi (kajian janin dan perkembangannya). Willem Kolff mencipta mesin dialisis (mencuci) buah pinggang.

Over the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 15-dozen Nobel Prizes while only three Nobel Prizes have been won by 1.4 billion Muslims (other than Peace Prizes).

Sejak 105 tahun, 14 juta Yahudi menang 15 dozen Hadiah Nobel, sementara tiga dimenangi oleh 1.4 bilion umat Islam.

Why are Jews so powerful? Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip. Leo Szilard developed the first nuclear chain reactor. Peter Schultz, optical fibre cable; Charles Adler, traffic lights; Benno Strauss, Stainless steel; Isador Kisee, sound movies; Emile Berliner, telephone microphone and Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder.

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa? Stanley Mezor mencipta mikrocip pertama. Leo Szilards membangunkan reaktor rangkaian nuklear pertama; Peter Schultz (kabel gentian optik); Charles Adler (lampu isyarat); Benno Strauss (besi tahan karat - stainless steel); Isador Kisee (sistem suara di pawagam); Emile Berliner (mikrofon untuk telefon) dan Charles Ginsburg (alat pita rakaman).

Famous financiers in the business world who belong to Jewish faith include Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskins & Robbins) and Bill Rosenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Saudagar jenama terkaya dunia juga dikuasai Yahudi iaitu Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskin & Robbins) dan Bill Rossenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Richard Levin, President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are Henry Kissinger (American secretary of state), Alan Greenspan (fed chairman under Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush), Joseph Lieberman, Maxim Litvinov (USSR foreign Minister), David Marshal (Singapore's first chief minister), Issac Isaacs (governor-general of Australia), Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman and author), Yevgeny Primakov (Russian PM), Barry Gold water, Jorge Sampaio (president of Portugal), John Deutsch (CIA director), Herb Gray (Canadian deputy PM), Pierre Mendes (French PM), Michael Howard (British home secretary) and Robert Rubin (American secretary of treasury).

Richard Levin, presiden universiti tersohor Yale Universiti ialah seorang Yahudi. Henry Kissinger, Joseph Lieberman dan Madeleine Albright (bekas-bekas Setiausaha Negara AS); Alan Greenspan (bekas pengerusi Rizab Persekutuan AS di bawah Reagan, Bush, Clinton dan Bush); Maxim Litvinov (bekas Menteri Luar Soviet Union); David Marshal (bekas Ketua Menteri pertama Singapura); Isaac Isaacs (bekas Gabenor Jeneral Australia); Benjamin Disraeli (negarawan dan penulis Britian); Yevgeny Primkov (bekas Perdana Menteri Rusia dan bekas jeneral KGB); Jorge Sampaio (bekas Presiden Portugal); Herb Gray (bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri Kanada); Pierre Mendes (Perdana Menteri ke-143 Perancis); Michael Howard (bekas Setiausaha Negara British); Bruno Kreisky (bekas Canselor Austria) dan Robert Rubin (bekas Setiausaha Perbendaharaan AS).

In the media, famous Jews include Wolf Blitzer ( CNN ), Barbara Walters (ABC News), Eugene Meyer ( Washington Post ), Henry Grunwald (editor-in-chief Time), Katherine Graham (publisher of The Washington Post ), Joseph Lelyyeld (Executive editor, The New York Times), and Max Frankel (New York Times).

Dalam dunia media, orang Yahudi yang terkemuka ialah Wolf Blitzer (CNN); Barbara Walters (ABC News); Eugene Meyer (Washington Post); Henry Grunwald (Ketua Editor Time); Katherine Graham (penerbit The Washington Post); Joseph Lelyyeld (Editor Eksekutif, The New York Times) dan Max Frankel (The New York Times).

At the Olympics, Mark Spitz set a record of sorts by wining seven gold medals. Lenny Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Spitz, Krayzelburg and Boris Becker are all Jewish.

Di Olimpik, Mark Spitz membolot tujuh pingat emas. Lenny Krayzelburg ialah pemegang tiga kali pingat emas Olimpik. Spitz Krayzelburg dan Boris Becker adalah Yahudi.

Did you know that Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Crystal, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, William Shatner, Jerry Lewis and Peter Falk are all Jewish? As a matter of fact, Hollywood itself was founded by a Jew. Among directors and producers, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1/2/3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The thief of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) are all Jewish.

Tahukah anda bahawa pelakon pujaan Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Cystal, Woody Allen, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Willian Shatner, Jerry Lewis dan Peter Falk semuanya Yahudi? Tambahan lagi, Hollywood sendiri diwujudkan oleh orang Yahudi. Antara pengarah dan penerbit, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1- 2-3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The Thief Of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) - semuanya adalah Yahudi.

To be certain, Washington is the capital that matters and in Washington the lobby that matters is The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. Washington knows that if PM Ehud Olmert were to discover that the earth is flat, AIPAC will make the 109th Congress pass a resolution congratulating Olmert on his discovery.

Washington yang merupakan ibu negara Amerika Syarikat, mempunyai satu pertubuhan lobi yang amat berkuasa. Ia dikenali sebagai Jawatankuasa Hal Ehwal Awam Amerika Israel (AIPAC) yang berupaya mempengaruhi Kongres meluluskan resolusi memuji dan 'membuat apa saja' demi Israel. Washington mengetahui bahawa jika PM Ehud Olmert sedar akan wujudnya bahawa bumi ini adalah rata, maka AIPAC akan mengadakan Kongres yang ke 109 untuk meluluskan resolusi bagi memberi ucapan tahniah pada satu pertemuan yang akan diadakan bersama Olmert.

William James Sidis, with an IQ of 250-300, is the brightest human who ever existed. Guess what faith did he belong to?

Tahukah lagi bahawa William James Sidis dengan IQ 250-300 ialah manusia tercerdik. Dia ialah Yahudi. Teka, apakah kepercayaan yang beliau miliki?

So, why are Jews so powerful? Answer: Education.

Oleh yang demikian, mengapa Yahudi terlalu berkuasa? Jawapannya: Pendidikan, pelajaran, ilmu.

Mempengaruhi

Dermawan dan penyangak mata wang, George Soros ialah Yahudi. Dia menderma AS$4 bilion untuk membantu ahli sains dan universiti serata dunia.

Walter Annenberg menderma untuk membina ratusan perpustakaan berjumlah AS$2 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa mereka ini terlalu berkuasa? Mengapa umat Islam terlalu lemah?

Dianggarkan 1,476,233,470 Muslim di atas muka bumi Allah ini. Satu bilion di Asia, 400 juta di Afrika, 44 juta di Eropah dan enam juta di Amerika. Setiap lima insan manusia ialah Muslim. Setiap seorang Hindu ada dua orang Islam, setiap seorang Buddha ada dua orang Islam dan setiap seorang Yahudi ada beratus orang Islam. Mengapa orang Islam terlalu lemah?

Ini jawapannya: Terdapat 57 negara anggota OIC dan jika dicampur semua cuma ada kira-kira 500 buah universiti; atau sebuah universiti untuk setiap tiga juta orang Islam.

AS mempunyai 5,758 universiti dan India ada 8,407. Pada 2004, Shanghai Jiao Tong Universiti membuat kajian 'Kedudukan Akademik Universiti-universiti Dunia' - dan menakjubkan - tiada satu pun universiti-negara Islam yang berada di puncak 500.

Data yang dikumpul dari UNDP, tahap celik huruf di negara maju ialah hampir 90 peratus dan 15 negara itu mempunyai 100 peratus celik huruf. Negara majoriti penduduk Islam, purata kadar celik huruf ialah sekitar 40 peratus dan tiada negara yang mempunyai 100 peratus semuanya celik huruf.

Sekitar 98 peratus penduduk di negara maju menamatkan sekurang-kurang sekolah rendah, sementara hanya 50 peratus di negara majoriti Islam. Sekitar 40 peratus penduduk di negara maju memasuki universiti, sementara hanya 2 peratus di negara majoriti Islam.

Negara-negara majoriti Islam mempunyai 230 ahli sains bagi setiap (per) sejuta penduduk. Di AS 4,000 per sejuta, Jepun 5,000 per sejuta. Di seluruh negara Arab, penyelidik sepenuh masa ialah 35,000 dan hanya 50 juruteknik per sejuta (berbanding di negara maju 1,000 juruteknik per sejuta).

Negara Islam membelanjakan 0.2 peratus daripada KDNK untuk penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D) sebaliknya, di negara maju membelanjakan 5 peratus daripada KDNKnya.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam kurang keupayaan untuk menghasilkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Akhbar harian yang dibaca oleh setiap 1,000 orang dan jumlah judul buku yang dibaca oleh setiap sejuta orang adalah dua angka tunjuk bagi menentukan sama ada ilmu pengetahuan disalurkan ke dalam masyarakat.

Di Pakistan, hanya ada 23 akhbar harian per 1,000 rakyat Pakistan sementara nisbah di Singapura ialah 360. Di UK, jumlah judul buku per juta orang ialah 2,000 sementara di Mesir ialah 20.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam gagal menyalurkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Yang menariknya, jumlah terkumpul KDNK tahunan 57 buah negara ahli OIC ialah di bawah AS$2 trilion. Amerika sahaja, menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai AS$12 trilion, China AS$8 trilion, Jepun AS$3.8 trilion dan Jerman AS$2.4 trilion.

Pengeluar minyak yang kaya, Arab Saudi, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar secara rangkuman menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan (rata-rata minyak) bernilai AS$500 bilion; Sepanyol sahaja menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai lebih AS$1 trilion, Poland AS$489 bilion dan Thailand AS$545 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa orang Islam tidak berkuasa dan orang Yahudi paling berkuasa?

Jawapannya ialah: Kurangnya ilmu. Kurangnya pendidikan dan kurangnya pelajaran.

PEMENANG NOBEL YAHUDI

Daripada lingkungan 12 juta orang Yahudi, hanya 0,2 % sahaja populasi dunia. ( 2 setiap dari 1000 orang)



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          جدول الامتحان كلية اللغة العربية بالقاهرة - فصل 2 للعام 2009   

جدول الامتحان - كليات إسلامية

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          Tidak berniqob? - al-Qorodowi ...   
القرضاوي: لا فتوى لشلتوت بالتعبد على "الجعفري"


موقع القرضاوي/9-4-2009

أكد الشيخ الدكتور يوسف القرضاوي، رئيس الاتحاد العالمي لعلماء المسلمين، أنه لا توجد فتوى للشيخ محمود شلتوت، شيخ الأزهر الأسبق، تبيح التعبد على المذهب الجعفري، كما رأى أنه من الأولى عدم ارتداء المرأة للنقاب في هذا العصر، ورد على من يطعن في عقيدة الأزهر بأنه بذلك يطعن في العقيدة الأشعرية التي هي عقيدة غالبية الأمة الإسلامية.

جاء ذلك خلال لقاء بين الشيخ وشباب حاضرين في دورة "علماء المستقبل"، التي ينظمها اتحاد العلماء في القاهرة، الثلاثاء 7 إبريل.

وعقب إلقائه محاضرة عن "الفتاوى الشاذة" في الفقه الإسلامي، سأله أحد الصحفيين الحاضرين حول "إذا ما كان فضيلة الشيخ محمود شلتوت - رحمه الله - قد أصدر فتواه بجواز التعبد على المذاهب الإسلامية الثابتة والمعروفة والمتبعة، ومنها مذهب الشيعة الإمامية الجعفري"، فبادره الشيخ بالإجابة: "أنا أقول لك: هات لي الفتوى دي (هذه) في أي كتاب ومن كتبه.. أنا لم أر هذه الفتوى.. أي واحد منكم فليقول إني (أي السائل) شفتها في كتاب كذا أو مجلة كذا".

وأضاف: "أنا عايشت الشيخ شلتوت عدة سنوات، وكنت من أقرب الناس إليه، ما رأيته قال هذا.. أين كتبها؟ وفي أي كتاب من كتبه؟ أنا أخرجت كتب الشيخ شلتوت الأربعة الأساسية.. كتاب الإسلام عقيدة وشريعة، وكتاب فتاوى الشيخ شلتوت، والأجزاء العشرة الأولى في كتاب التفسير، وكتاب من توجيهات الإسلام، وكانت هذه ضائعة في الصحف والمجلات والإذاعة، فجمعت هذه الأشياء أنا وزميلي الأخ أحمد العسال".

والشيخ العسال من المفكرين البارزين في العالم الإسلامي، وهو مستشار رئيس الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية بإسلام أباد.

ونوه القرضاوي إلى أن "الطبعة الأولى (من كتب الشيخ شلتوت التي صدرت بناء على تكليف من د. محمد البهي أحد علماء الأزهر) والتي أخرجها الأزهر تقول (في مقدمتها): نشكر الشابين الأزهريين يوسف القرضاوي وأحمد العسال" على جهدهما في إعداد هذه الكتب.

واستطرد قائلا: "تراث الشيخ شلتوت أنا أعلم الناس به.. ما رأيت هذه (الفتوى).. أين هذه الفتوى؟"

من جانبه، وردا على استفسار لـ"إسلام أون لاين.نت"، أكد الشيخ العسال ما ذهب إليه الشيخ القرضاوي، قائلا: "هذا كلام صحيح (حديث القرضاوي)، والله على ذلك شهيد"، وأضاف: "عندهم (أصحاب المذهب الجعفري) مبدأ عصمة الأئمة، وهذا لا يجوز شرعا؛ لأن الله تبارك وتعالى هو وحده المعصوم".

النقاب والعصر

وفي مسألة أخرى قال الشيخ القرضاوي ردا على سؤال حول وجوب ارتداء النقاب من عدمه: "النقاب أمر أوجبه بعض العلماء وأجازه بعض العلماء.. وأنا لا أرى أنه واجب.. وإنما من أرادت أن تنتقب فلها حريتها في هذا.. وإن كنت أنا في عصرنا هذا أرى أن الأولى بالمسلمة ألا تنتقب حتى تستطيع أن تختلط بالمتكشفات وأن تقترب منهن".

وأرجع الشيخ ذلك إلى أن "المحجبة قريبة قليلا (من المتكشفة)"، متسائلا: "أما المنتقبة فكيف تستطيع أن تدعو المتكشفة وبينها وبينها مراحل ومراحل؟"

وأضاف: "لي رسالة اسمها النقاب بين القول بفرضيته والقول ببدعيته.. هناك أناس يقولون إن النقاب بدعة، وأناس يقولون إن النقاب فرض، وأنا لا أوافق هؤلاء ولا هؤلاء".

وأوضح: "النقاب ليس بدعة.. (هناك) قول في مذهب الحنابلة وقول في بعض المذاهب، وإن كان جمهور الفقهاء يرون أن وجه المرأة ليس بعورة، حتى الإمام ابن قدامة شيخ الحنابلة يقول في (كتاب) المغني: والمذهب أن الوجه ليس بعورة".

عقيدة الأزهر

وردا على سؤال آخر من أحد الحضور جاء فيه: "بعض الناس يطعن في عقيدة الأزهر الشريف، فما رد فضيلتكم على هذا الكلام؟"، قال الشيخ القرضاوي بنبرة استفهام ساخرة: "عقيدة الأزهر الشريف؟!"

ورأى أن من يقول ذلك "فهو يطعن في الأشعرية"، وتابع: "ليس الأزهر وحده أشعريا.. الأمة الإسلامية أشعرية.. الأزهر أشعري والزيتونة أشعري والديوباندي (بالهند) أشعري وندوة العلماء أشعرية ومدارس باكستان أشعرية.. وكل العالم الإسلامي أشعرية".

وأشار إلى أنه حتى الأشعرية موجودة بالسعودية التي تعد مركز السلفية الوهابية، وقال: "السلفيون مجموعة صغيرة، حتى إذا قلنا السعودية فليس كل السعودية سلفيين، فالحجازيون غير النجديين غير المنطقة الشرقية غير منطقة جيزان وهكذا".

وأضاف: "فإذا أخذنا بالأغلبية، فإن أغلبية الأمة أشعرية.. هذه كلها اجتهادات في فروع العقيدة، والكل متفق على شهادة أن لا اله إلا الله وأن محمد رسول الله وعلى النبوة في الإيمان بالله وكتبه ورسله وفي اليوم الآخر".

وشدد على أن "هذه الاختلافات لا ينبغي أن نكفر بها أحدا".

"أنا حنفشعي"

وقال الشيخ القرضاوي مازحا مع طلاب العلم الذين ينتظمون في الدورة التدريبية: "أنا سلفي على صوفي على أشعري"، وروى أن "أحدهم كان يقول لي: ما مذهبك؟ فقلت له أنا دخلت الأزهر حنفيا، إنما إلى الآن أنا حنفشعي (حنفي شافعي)"، فضحك كل من في القاعة بمزاح الشيخ الذي أكمل حديثه مبينا سبب دخوله الأزهر معتنقا المذهب الحنفي.

وقال: "عندما كنت أقدم للالتحاق بالأزهر كان يكتب لي الانتساب عالم من علماء بلدنا صفط تراب - غربية (دلتا النيل) اسمه الشيخ عبد المطلب البتي رحمه الله.. وبينما كان يكتب الانتساب جاءت خانة اسمها المذهب، فكنت سأقول له اكتب شافعيا، لكنه سبقني وقال لي: ما رأيك يا شيخ يوسف أن تكون حنفيا مثلي؟ فقلت له خلاص خليني حنفي زيك (مثلك)"، وتابع ضاحكا: "طلعت حنفي بالصدفة".

وتابع العلامة بأنه درس كل المذاهب في الأزهر: "درست المذهب الحنفي وبعد ذلك درست المذاهب كلها.. ودرست الأشعرية في المعاهد الدينية وفي كلية أصول الدين.. ولكنني توسعت فدرست السلفيين.. درست الغزالي ودرست ابن تيمية".

وأضاف: "تعلمت أول ما تعلمت على الغزالي وبعده تعلمت ابن تيمية.. أعجبت بابن تيمية، ولكني لم أطرد الغزالي تماما.. أرجع إلى هؤلاء وإلى هؤلاء.. والمسلم ينتقي من كل شيء أفضل ما فيه، ولا يكفر إنسانا إلا بقطعي من القطعيات".

استمع إلى المحاضرة:

الجزء الأول - الجزء الثاني

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المصدر: إسلام أون لاين.نت/أحمد عطا.


          Temui Prof. Dr. Al-Qorodhowi ~ 7.4.2009   
Temui Ulama' Kotemporari;
Syeikh Prof. Dr. Yusuf al-Qorodhowi Hafizahullah


Tempat:
Dar Munasabat
Masjid Rab'ah, Kaherah

Tarikh:
7.4.2009

Hari:
Selasa

Jam:
4 petang

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القرضاوي يشارك في أعمال الدورة 75 للمجمع اللغوي


موقع القرضاوي/6-4-2009

يشارك فضيلة العلامة الدكتور يوسف القرضاوي رئيس الاتحاد العالمي لعلماء المسلمين- في أعمال الدورة الـ75 لمجمع اللغة العربية بالقاهرة اليوم الإثنين 6-4-2009. والتي تستمر أسبوعين لمناقشة موضوع (اللغة العربية في التعليم) بمشاركة دولة الكويت.

وسيلقي فضيلته بحثا بعنوان: "اللغة العربية في قطر بين العناية والشكوى"، ويتعرض فيه لمظاهر العناية باللغة في دولة قطر، ومظاهر الضعف التي رآها تتمثل في انتشار المدارس الأجنبية.

وسيشارك في المؤتمر إضافة إلى أعضاء المجمع خبراء وشخصيات عامة من مصر وليبيا والأردن وفلسطين والعراق وقطر والسودان والجزائر وتونس والمغرب والسعودية وسوريا واليمن وايران وموريتانيا واسبانيا والولايات المتحدة الأمريكية والمجر وانجلترا وتركيا.

وتتضمن المحاور الرئيسية للمؤتمر عددا من الموضوعات المهمة التي ترتبط بسبل التقدم باللغة العربية ومن بينها مشروع جديد لتيسير تعليم النحو وتعلمه وتعليم العلوم باللغة العربية والقراءة باعتبارها مدخلا لتعليم العربية وأسس اختيار النصوص الشعرية في المرحلتين الإعدادية والثانوية.

ويستعرض المراسلون المشكلات التي تواجه تعلم اللغة العربية وتعليمها، والحلول التي يقترحونها لحل هذه المشكلات، وكيفية تيسير التواصل مع المجمع.

يذكر أن الدكتور القرضاوي عضو مراسل بمجمع اللغة العربية بالقاهرة منذ 2004.


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          Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC – where to find all the new armor treasure chests   
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          Generalprobe im Ekhof-Theater vor dem „Ekhof Festival 2017“   
. „Ein Sommernachtstraum“ (Komödie von William Shakespeare) – eine moderne Gestaltung mit zahllosen Schmunzelstellen in ganz lebensfroher Gestaltung durch Schauspieler, denen man die Freude am Zeigen ihrer Auffassung anmerkte, das bestimmte die Generalprobe (29.06.2017) im Ekhof-Theater. Die Wandlung der Kulissen (in 7sec) ist immer wieder ein Erlebnis und wurde mehrfach mit Tönen des Staunens begleitet. In diesem Zusammenhang erinnere ich mich daran, dass Celle und Kassel und ein Ort in Tschechien den Anspruch neben Gotha erheben, das älteste Barocktheater Europas zu haben. Gotha ist und bleibt der Gewinner, wenn man dem bedeutungsvoll hinzu fügt: mit original bespielbarer Bühnentechnik! Der Abend der Generalprobe wurde ergänzt durch lukullische Betreuung der Küche des „Hotel Am Schlosspark“. Insgesamt ein rundum gelungener Theaterabend von etwas über drei Stunden!
          Amore e soffriere - Barocke Duette mit Harfe - Konzert in der Klosterkirche   
Ensemble fluensaer Bad Klosterlausnitz: Ein besonderes Konzert für Musikliebhaber der Harfe und Mittelaltermusik ist am 15. Juli 2017 um 17 Uhr in der Klosterkirche Bad Klosterlausnitz. In Monteverdis "Pur ti miro", Purcells "Two daughters" und Händels "Son nato a lagrimar" taucht der Zuhörer in die stilisierte Gefühlswelt der Liebe, des Verlangens, der Freude und der Trauer des Barock ein. Monteverdi, der vor 450 Jahren geboren wurde, gilt als Vertreter des Frühbarocks. Bei ihm stehen die Vollkommenheit der Melodie und die Textverständlichkeit im Vordergrund. Die Musik ist auf die Affekte konzentriert und stellt somit die Grundlage seiner Opern dar. Purcell (1659 - 1695) entwickelte die englische Barockoper und Händel (1685 - 1759), Vertreter des Spätbarocks, schrieb 42 Opern, aus denen viele bekannte Arien und Duette stammen. Ensemble fluensaer - Berlin: Gesang / Shruti-Box: Petra Koerdt - Gesang: Stefanie Weiner Harfe: Jessyca Flemming Herzliche Einladung vom Verein zur Förderung der Kirchenmusik e. V. Der Eintritt ist frei.
          Schlosskonzert in Altenburg   
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Schlosskonzert auf dem Residenzschloss Altenburg 
mit dem Philharmonischen Orchester Altenburg-Gera Das 15. Philharmonische Schlosskonzert am Sonntag, 10. September, um 18.00 Uhr im Festsaal auf dem Residenzschloss Altenburg ist ganz dem Genie Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart gewidmet. Das Philharmonische Orchester Altenburg-Gera musiziert unter Leitung seines Generalmusikdirektors Laurent Wagner. Die Solisten sind die Sängerin Miriam Zubieta und die Pianistin Annika Treutler. Das Publikum in Gera erlebt dieses Konzertprogramm als 2. Philharmonisches Konzert am 11. und 12. Oktober. Die spanische Sopranistin Miriam Zubieta stellt sich in diesem Konzert mit drei Arien als festes Ensemblemitglied vor. Neben „Padre, germani, addio!“ aus der Oper IDOMENEO ist sie mit zwei Konzertarien zu hören. Mozart schrieb für verschiedene Sängerinnen seiner Zeit zahlreiche, auf Operntexten basierende, jedoch für den Konzertsaal bestimmte „Konzertarien“. Darin den Instrumentalkonzerten verwandt, sollten diese den Künstlern die Möglichkeit geben, ihre besonderen Qualitäten zu zeigen. Ungewöhnlich ist dabei, dass die Arie „Chʼio mi scordi di te“ neben dem Orchester noch von einem obligaten Klavier begleitet wird, mit dem die Gesangsstimme duettiert. Die Nachwuchspianistin Annika Treutler begeisterte schon im Mai 2016 als Solistin in Beethovens Tripelkonzert gemeinsam mit ihrem Bruder Nico, dem Solocellisten des Orchesters, und Konzertmeisterin Judith Eisenhofer. Sie wurde vielfach bei nationalen und internationalen Wettbewerben (Montreal, Cleveland, Oslo) ausgezeichnet. Das Klavierkonzert Nr. 21 ist eines der beliebtesten und anspruchsvollsten Mozarts. Die fantasievolle Komposition überzeugt durch eine souveräne Formanlage sowie eine kunstvolle Kühnheit der musikalischen Gedanken. Mozarts Jupiter-Sinfonie ist sein letzter Beitrag zu dieser Gattung, in den er all seine Erfahrung einbrachte. Gleichzeitig markiert sie den Beginn einer breiter angelegten Sinfonik, wie sie im 19. Jahrhundert üblich wurde. Miriam Zubieta studierte in Barcelona und Wien. Sie ist Gewinnerin des „Canto...
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          16mm ( 5/8 inch ) Round Unfinished Wooden Beads - 50 pieces by TheBeadedBead   

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Fifty 16mm (approx. 5/8") round unfinished wooden beads with 5/32" (approx. 4mm) hole. If you would like to order a smaller quantity here is a link to my listing for 10 of these beads
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          CS1.6 server   
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          Grenfell Tower art therapy class cancelled after Kensington and Chelsea changed locks without warning   
Therapist says keys only delivered because she complained to local MP and councillors
          We complain so much about flying, but shouldn't we just be grateful when it works?   
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          British Airways strike: What are passengers' rights if their flight is cancelled?   
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          單車族專區   
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為響應環保政策,請自備個人物品,不提供毛巾及牙刷等個人衛生用品
不供應早餐
進退房時間為下午5時及翌日上午8時,早進及晚退每小時加收100元。
本區不適用其他優惠活動
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          環保政策   

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  • 食用富含纖維全穀食物
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          Commentaires sur Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB, ultrabook 15" tablette Quad i7 GTX 1050 SSD à 1450€ par Antoine   
Un billet pour dire ma satisfaction sur le Lenovo Yoga 720 15″ (80X7004WFR). Contre toute attente, il m’a été livré dans une belle boîte avec un stylet active pen pro 2 ! Le tout prêt à l’emploi : Création graphique impeccable avec Krita, Médibang Paint Pro, Gimp, grace au stylet 4096 niveaux de pression (mais sans prise en charge de l’inclinaison du stylet à la différence du pencil d’Apple). Excellent aussi dans la création d’images de synthèse sous Blender grâce à sa carte graphique NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 avec 4Go dédiés. Le souffle du ventilateur n’est pas spécialement gênant car le niveau sonore reste faible. Idem en matière de musique assistée par ordinateur : Fait très bien tourner Cubase 7.5 et le synthétiseur virtuel UVI Falcon : Le disque SSD de 512Go est ultra rapide pour les banques de sons. Les hauts parleurs produisent un son clair et agréable. L’écran FHD 1920 x 1080 me parait suffisant, mais un peu faible en luminosité pour une utilisation en extérieur. L’autonomie est très correcte. Son look et sa robustesse au rendez-vous. Bref ! Un superbe ordinateur / tablette tout terrain pour un prix très correct (1512 euros pour la fête de père).
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The recent rash of Netflix cancellations has produced one oddly-harmonious refrain in the comments: “Cancel Fuller House instead!” Well, apologies. Not only are the Tanners and Fullers officially returning for Season 3 in September, but they’re celebrating a major milestone in the process. Continue reading…
          No SW van Wed 6/28   

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Southwestern Area (SW) van route is canceled today.

The affected libraries are:
Hanover
Dartmouth College, Hanover
Lebanon
Meriden
River Valley Community College, Claremont
Claremont
Walpole
Westmoreland
Chesterfield
Keene
Rindge
Jaffrey
Peterborough
Wilton

Sorry for any inconvenience.

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          Germany votes to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption   

Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against marriage equality, but allowed vote after having dinner with a lesbian couple

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          Create File Dialog with 'Open from vault' capability using VBA   

Hey guys,

 

I developed a program for the company I work for to export a formatted bill of materials from an Inventor assembly file. Currently, I have a 'Use active assembly' option and also a 'Browse for file' option. Unfortunately, when you browse for assemblies, the file dialog can only look for local files. In the program, I current use Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker) for creating the file dialog. I recently found a chunk of code that launches an Open file dialog that looks exactly like the one you get when pressing Open from the GUI. The only problem is that the little Open from Vault commandbutton is not on the VBA launched, Inventor style, file dialog. Is there a way to mimic what is launched from the GUI. I basically want to give the users the ability to open assemblies from the Vault that are not on their workspace.

 

Here is the code I found:

Public Sub TestFileDialog()

    'Inventor style open dialog
    
    
    'Create a new FileDialog object.
    Dim oFileDlg As FileDialog
    Call ThisApplication.CreateFileDialog(oFileDlg)
    
    ' Define the filter to select part and assembly files or any file.
    oFileDlg.Filter = "Inventor Files(*.iam;*.ipt)|*.iam;*.ipt|All Files (*.*)|*.*"
    
    
    ' Define the part and assembly files filter to be the default filter.
    oFileDlg.FilterIndex = 1
    
    ' Set the title for the dialog.
    oFileDlg.DialogTitle = "Open File Test"
    
    ' Set the initial directory that will be displayed in the dialog.
    oFileDlg.InitialDirectory = "C:\Temp"
        
    'Set the flag so an error will be raised if the user clicks the Cancel button.
    oFileDlg.CancelError = True

    ' Show the open dialog.  The same procedure is also used for the Save dialog.
    ' The commented code can be used for the Save dialog.
    On Error Resume Next
    oFileDlg.ShowOpen
    'oFileDlg.ShowSave
    
    ' If an error was raised, the user clicked cancel, otherwise display the filename.
    If Err Then
        MsgBox "User cancelled out of Dialog"
    ElseIf oFileDlg.Filename <> "" Then
        MsgBox "File " & oFileDlg.Filename & " was selected."
    End If
End Sub

Is there a property that can be set so the Open from Vault commandbutton appears on the file dialog?

 

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Rafael Colon

Abtex Inc.

 


          Mourning the Passing of Friends: Forthcoming Funeral Services    
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller

Forthcoming funeral services are planned for the following friends from our community. Complete versions of these obituaries may be found in The Payson Chronicle and on our website at paysonchronicle.com.

Michelle Hone Hulet
An angel on earth is now an angel in Heaven.  
Michelle Hone Hulet of Payson, Utah returned home to her Father in Heaven June 28, 2017. Her family finds comfort in knowing she is welcomed by loved ones on the other side of the veil.
Michelle was born November 22, 1960. She was the seventh of eight children born to Clyde LeRoy and Geraldine Francom Hone. Michelle married Chad Hulet on September 2, 1994 in the Manti, Utah temple. They have one son, Tyler Chad Hulet.
Michelle will always be remembered as being unselfish and kind.  She was very talented and made many gifts for family and friends that will be cherished always. Michelle had a contagious laugh, and always made everyone around her feel special and loved. She loved her nieces and nephews and cherished her relationships with them. She loved working as a librarian at Taylor Elementary. She was overjoyed when children from the school would light up and give her a hug when they would see her around town. 
Michelle is a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She obediently served in various callings throughout her life. She has especially loved her time serving in the Payson Temple. She knows and loves her Savior, Jesus Christ. 
Michelle is preceded in death by her mother, her brother, Joel Hone, step-mother, Dixie Jarvis Hone, and her mother-in-law, Leah Pauline Hulet. She is survived by her husband, son, father, and her brothers and sister: Lee (Linda) Hone, Craig (Kathy Lee) Hone, Michael (Lana) Hone, Annette (Craig) Draper, Scott Hone, and Kent (Sue) Hone. She is also survived by her step siblings, her father-in-law, Carlisle Hulet, and brothers and sisters-in-law.
A viewing will be held Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary, 587 South 100 West in Payson. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Payson 2nd Ward Chapel, 274 South Main Street. A viewing at this location will be held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at the Payson Cemetery. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkerobits.com.


          Ilogic Save As not working   

I created a Do until loop that will run through and make all my parts for me, while reading the parameters for each part from excel. I have the user input the values in the attached pictures before running the rule. My problem is that even though it correctly reads in the parameters from excel, and i've put in message boxes to show me that the parameters are correct throughout the rule, when the part gets to the save as, it only saves out the template. So even though throughout the creation of part 1, the width shows up as 20, when I open the part afterwards, the width is back to being 50. 

 

Before I had it set up so that instead of having a do until loop it would bring up the save as dialog with the next name on the list and all I had to do was hold down the enter key until all the parts were made. That worked, but I was really hoping to automate it so that I could be working on other things while this ran.

 

This is the excel it is reading from:

 image.png

 

SyntaxEditor Code Snippet

Sub Main()
Dim row As Integer = 3 'the 2nd row in excel is the template information
Dim CellVal As String = "Part"

GoExcel.Open(ExcelFile, SheetName)

Dim path As String = ThisDoc.Path & "\"

Do Until CellVal = ""
    Dim columnLetter As String = "A"
    CellVal = GoExcel.CellValue(columnLetter & row)
    If CellVal = "" Then Exit Do
    ReadExcel(CellVal) 'read the excel value
    InventorVb.DocumentUpdate() 'update part to show new values
    SaveAsNew(CellVal) 'save as part with new name
    row=row+1
Loop

End Sub

Function ReadExcel(CellVal)
'this function reads in the values from excel
i = GoExcel.FindRow(ExcelFile, SheetName, "Part", "=", CellVal) 'find the row with the part name
'get values corresponding to that part name Width = GoExcel.CurrentRowValue("Width") Left_Angle = GoExcel.CurrentRowValue("Left Angle") Right_Angle = GoExcel.CurrentRowValue("Right Angle") iLogicVb.UpdateWhenDone = True
ThisDoc.Save End Function Function SaveAsNew(CellVal) Dim newname As String newname = NewPath & CellVal InventorVb.DocumentUpdate() ThisDoc.Save ThisDoc.Document.SaveAs(newname & ".ipt", True) End Function

 


          Custom Bom Export to excel template   

Hello All! I have been gaining a lot of knowledge from using this forum but I need some help exporting an Inventor BOM.

 

My employer uses a standard excel template that all manufactured parts are entered into. (We use this for standard or custom jobs). I have attached that template here. The goal is to loop through the top level assembly and place the description in the G cells starting at G4, the Rev starting at F4, and the PN starting at E4. The top level assy will be made up of subassemblies (all I-Assemblies) whose node names at the top level are 101,102,103, etc. The program has to loop thru 101, enter the node name in the column header, enter all the qtys for that section in the j column, then 102 and put the parts in K column, etc. If a bracket is used in 101 and 102 then the program has to look thru the spreadsheet and rather than enter it on a new line, it needs to place the qty in the correct column.

 

My first stab was to look in the help files. I found the loop portion that looks through all BomRows one item at a time. I see the ItemQuantity variable but can't seem to access it. For now I was just trying to see if I could get a simple message box to appear. (error: object required. ---didn't I declare the object a few lines before?) See bolded below.

 

Public Sub BOMQuery()
    ' Set a reference to the assembly document.
    ' This assumes an assembly document is active.
    Dim oDoc As AssemblyDocument
    Set oDoc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument

    Dim FirstLevelOnly As Boolean
    If MsgBox("First level only?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
        FirstLevelOnly = True
    Else
        FirstLevelOnly = False
    End If
   
    ' Set a reference to the BOM
    Dim oBOM As BOM
    Set oBOM = oDoc.ComponentDefinition.BOM
   
    ' Set whether first level only or all levels.
    If FirstLevelOnly Then
        oBOM.StructuredViewFirstLevelOnly = True
    Else
        oBOM.StructuredViewFirstLevelOnly = False
    End If
   
    ' Make sure that the structured view is enabled.
    oBOM.StructuredViewEnabled = True
   
    'Set a reference to the "Structured" BOMView
    Dim oBOMView As BOMView
    Set oBOMView = oBOM.BOMViews.Item("Structured")
       
    Debug.Print "Item"; Tab(15); "Quantity"; Tab(30); "Part Number"; Tab(70); "Description"
    Debug.Print "----------------------------------------------------------------------------------"

    'Initialize the tab for ItemNumber
    Dim ItemTab As Long
    ItemTab = -3
    Call QueryBOMRowProperties(oBOMView.BOMRows, ItemTab)
End Sub

Private Sub QueryBOMRowProperties(oBOMRows As BOMRowsEnumerator, ItemTab As Long)
    ItemTab = ItemTab + 3
    ' Iterate through the contents of the BOM Rows.
    Dim i As Long
    For i = 1 To oBOMRows.Count
        ' Get the current row.
        Dim oRow As BOMRow
        Set oRow = oBOMRows.Item(i)

        'Set a reference to the primary ComponentDefinition of the row
        Dim oCompDef As ComponentDefinition
        Set oCompDef = oRow.ComponentDefinitions.Item(1)
        Dim total As Long
        Set total = oRow.ItemQuantity
        MsgBox (total)
        Dim oPartNumProperty As Property
        Dim oDescripProperty As Property

        If TypeOf oCompDef Is VirtualComponentDefinition Then
            'Get the file property that contains the "Part Number"
            'The file property is obtained from the virtual component definition
            Set oPartNumProperty = oCompDef.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Part Number")

            'Get the file property that contains the "Description"
            Set oDescripProperty = oCompDef.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Description")

            Debug.Print Tab(ItemTab); oRow.ItemNumber; Tab(17); oRow.ItemQuantity; Tab(30); _
                oPartNumProperty.Value; Tab(70); oDescripProperty.Value
        Else
            'Get the file property that contains the "Part Number"
            'The file property is obtained from the parent
            'document of the associated ComponentDefinition.
            Set oPartNumProperty = oCompDef.Document.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Part Number")

            'Get the file property that contains the "Description"
            Set oDescripProperty = oCompDef.Document.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Description")

            Debug.Print Tab(ItemTab); oRow.ItemNumber; Tab(17); oRow.ItemQuantity; Tab(30); _
                oPartNumProperty.Value; Tab(70); oDescripProperty.Value
           
            'Recursively iterate child rows if present.
            If Not oRow.ChildRows Is Nothing Then
                Call QueryBOMRowProperties(oRow.ChildRows, ItemTab)
            End If
        End If
    Next
    ItemTab = ItemTab - 3
End Sub

 

 

Any help is appreciated. (I don't expect anyone to write the code for me, I would rather get bits and pieces and stitch it together myself.) The excel portion I have no idea what to do there. I have not written any code to interact with excel from Inventor.

 

ps - can anyone explain what the output of this sample program is from the help files? It doesn't seem to do anything except throw a message box....


          Marketing / Customer Service - Smashing Cleaning Services - Dubai   
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          Bachelors Degree In Accounting   
A bachelors degree in accounting is an excellent choice of degree goals for a person who is good with numbers and compulsively organized - in other words, a perfectionist.

          Find the flow: Harnessing the incredible power of living fluids   
We're beginning to learn the rules that govern how everything from flocks of birds to sperm cells flow, and it could transform technology and medicine
          New skills, old phones   

In Cambodia, MCC-supported training in cell phone repair helps provide an alternative to migrating for work.

In Mesang, a rural village of rice fields and mango trees in Cambodia’s Prey Veng province, the high school is the biggest building by far, with 500 students enrolled.


          Vitae Financial Recruitment: Senior FP&A    
£50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus: Vitae Financial Recruitment: Senior FP&A Analyst - Maidenhead £50,000 - £60,000 per annum plus Excellent Benefits plus Bonus Our client is a high performing and dynamic FTSE 100 business. England, Berkshire, Maidenhead
          TAG Heuer - Vente en ligne : TAG Heuer prépare son entrée   
TAG Heuer annonce un partenariat cinéma qui augure une nouvelle ère, celle de la vente en ligne généralisée de ses gammes.
          Детска седалка за кола Bertoni Lorelli EASY Dark&Light Grey 2017   

Седалката Easy, Bertoni отговаря на стандарта ECE R44/03 и е за деца от 15 до 36 кг.


Цена: 24.90

          Детска седалка за кола Bertoni Lorelli EASY Black&Red Stars 2017   

Седалката Easy, Bertoni отговаря на стандарта ECE R44/03 и е за деца от 15 до 36 кг.


Цена: 24.90

          todo para una porrista... :)   
                                  Todo para una porristas... :)

Plan de entrenamiento de 2 semanas para porristas
Las prueba para porristas generalmente se llevan a cabo una vez al año , así que es importante prepararse bien por adelantado si quieres formar parte del equipo. ya sea que quieras ingresar a un equipo de porritas de escuela primaria , secundaria o universitaria , de todas las estrellas o semi profesionales , la competencia será más fuerte , y la mayoría de los equipos tienes un número limitado de vacantes disponibles. Podrías estar compitiendo contra miembros anteriores del equipo , porristas experimentadas y gimnastas , haci que es mejor llegar a las pruebas bien preparada.

                             como ser una buena porrista??????????????????

1_ practica gritar desde tu diafragma , enunciando claramente tus palabras. Las porristas usan este método cuando hacen ovaciones y cánticos , ya que les asegura que tendrán la suficiente potencia mientras desempeñan saltos y bailes.

2_ estira todos los días por 20 minutos antes de las pruebas. La flexibilidad  es clave para lograr buenos saltos , sino que te mantendrá a salvo cuando des vueltas y hagas bailes acrobáticos.

3_ haz entrenamiento de fuerza al menos tres veces por semana en tu camino a las pruebas. Las bases , los observadores o los volantes necesitan tener fuerza; las mejores porristas son tan fuertes como flexibles. Puedes comenzar haciendo tres o cuatro juegos de 8 a 12 repeticiones de cada uno de los siguientes ejercicios: sentadillas básicas , estocadas hacia delante y hacia atrás , abdominales  y flexiones de brazo.

4_  corre , trota o camina 30 minutos al menos tres veces por semana antes de las pruebas. Esto te ayudará a fortalecer tu resistencia , que es crucial en la animación. Si prefieres puedes usar una máquina elíptica , una bicicleta.

5_ salta frente a un espejo para revisar tu postura y la posición de tus brazos. Si no tienes aseso a un espejo lo suficientemente largo como para ver tus saltos , has que un amigo te grave cuando saltas para que puedas ver tus imágenes. Alternativamente puedes pedirle a un amigo que tenga conocimiento sobre animación que te ofrezca una critica de los mismos. Si bien es ideal que tus pierna puedan elevarse alto , lo más importante es que tu espalda se mantenga recta y tus brazos fuertes. Por sobre todo lo demás , demuéstrale a los jueces que estás en buena forma.

                                       rutina de porras :)





CHEER: Dentro de esta categoría encontramos todas aquellas rutinas en las que se pueden admirar las impactantes pirámides y fabulosas acrobacias.
DANCE: Son todas las rutinas que poseen únicamente baile (sin pirámides) y gimnasia, pero que nos maravillan con la perfecta coordinación y la originalidad de los pasos

DIVISIONES

FEMENIL: Aquí se encuentran todos los equipos ya sean cheer o dance conformados solo por mujeres.
MIXTO: En esta división están los equipos integrados tanto por chicas como por chicos, éste necesariamente debe ser cheer.
PIWEE: Aquí se encuentran todos los animadores, ya sea como equipos mixtos o femenil, cheer o dance, cuyos integrantes son menores de 12 años.

¿Qué es una porrista o cheerleader?


Puede resultar difícil considerar que los porristas ocheerleaders(como se les conoce en casi todo el mundo) sean deportistas en forma, quizá porque no los veamos tras un balón , esto puede llevarnos a pensar que esta actividad carece de elementos para considerarse un deporte.
Para muchos participantes esta actividad más que un deporte es un estilo de vida, ya que engloba una gama de actitudes y valores formativos tales como: lealtad, disciplina, liderazgo, trabajo en equipo y unión; necesarios para formar un grupo verdadero deporristas.


Una cheerleader o una porrista es una mujer practicante del arte de realizar rutinas que son una mezcla original de baile con música haciendo énfasis en efectos visuales, levantamientos, extensiones, pirámides, movimientos de fuerza, precisión, transiciones de figuras y secuencias que integran distintos cambios de altura todos creados para contagiar de entusiasmo a los espectadores durante las exhibiciones.
es bastante difícil. Sin mencionar que es de los deportes donde más lastimados hay además del fut-ball americano..

CHEER: Dentro de esta categoría encontramos todas aquellas rutinas en las que se pueden admirar las impactantes pirámides y fabulosas acrobacias.
DANCE: Son todas las rutinas que poseen únicamente baile (sin pirámides) y


Una cheerleader o una porrista es una mujer practicante del arte de realizar rutinas que son una mezcla original de baile con música haciendo énfasis en efectos visuales, levantamientos, extensiones, pirámides, movimientos de fuerza, precisión, transiciones de figuras y secuencias que integran distintos cambios de altura todos creados para contagiar de entusiasmo a los espectadores durante las exhibiciones.
Para participar en un equipo de porristas será necesario desarrollar una excelente condición física, disciplina, elasticidad, potencia y fuerza para que todo el equipo se vea tan coordinado y preciso que parezca uno solo.

Los practicantes de esta disciplina se caracterizan por ser desenvueltos, con liderazgo, que saben inyectar entre la gente que los rodea su espíritu de lucha y triunfo, además de mostrar jovialidad, carisma y facilidad para impulsar a sus compañeros a lograr sus metas.
El Deporte de Animación es tan completo que los participantes desarrollan sus habilidades psicomotrices al practicar diversidad de patrones de movimiento, habilidades gimnásticas, acondicionamiento físico, etc., brindándoles una salud y mentalidad óptimos para enfrentar cualquier situación que se les presente durante su desarrollo.
tecnica de elongación
Este método de elongación y preparación física consiste en la fusión de las mejores técnicas y ejercicios, combinados en secuencias diseñadas para lograr:
·                            aberturas que pasan los 180º,
·                            rotaciones máximas,
·                            flexibilización de la columna,
·                            altura de posiciones,
·                            corrección postural y
·                            reubicación de dorsales para una espalda plana.

Herramientas que obtiene al Certificarse

·                                 Video en DVD y Audio (15 horas),como parte de la educación de la certificación.
·                                 Nueve presentaciones en PowerPoint con todo el material necesario para presentar a grupos, a clientes actuales o clientes potenciales.
·                                 Cuestionario de evaluación de clientes con las 55 preguntas críticas para conocer y evaluar el estado inicial antes de desarrollar un programa de cambio.

·                                 Paquete de apoyo (9 elementos), para el mercadeo de su servicio en base a la certificación como Asesor.

·                                 Certificado, Logo y derecho de uso de imágen como Asesor Certificado en Estilo de Vida Saludable.
·                                 Exposición en 2 zonas de la página de Balance Natural como parte del apoyo para la adquisición de nuevos clientes.
·                                 Enlace a página propia. Obtiene un link de enlace a su página personal con objetivo de que los clientes de Balance Natural puedan conocer sobre el asesor y tenga mayor exposición en redes.
·                                 1 hora de coaching con Donald Vega para evacuación de dudas.
·                                 Educación continua con acceso exclusivo a material nuevo dos veces al año.
·                                 Posibilidad de aportar a la sección de Recursos y Artículos de nuestra página.
·                                 9 documentos con 7 tips cada uno sobre los 7 Principios Fundamentales de la Salud, estrés y un Estilo de Vida Saludable para que le entregue a los clientes a medida que van cubriendo cada tema en sesión de educación.
El programa de certificación facilita las herramientas necesarias para ayudar a sus clientes a lograr mejores resultados y un Estilo de Vida Saludable. El programa se enfoca en las siguientes áreas:
·                                 Estrés
·                                 Alimentación
·                                 Pensamientos
·                                 Hidratación
·                                 Respiración
·                                 Ciclos de Sueño
·                                 Movimiento
·                                 Luz solar
Bajar de peso es posible. Sin dietas estríctas ni dejar de comer
ReduceNat es Líder en pérdida de peso en América Latina.

ReduceNat es el plan natural elaborado por especialistas para eliminar los kilos de más, sin poner en riesgo tu salud. Al contrario, con menos kilos y evitando el sobrepeso podrás tener una mejor calidad de vida. Por dos motivos, el primero es que tu salud no estará en riesgo ya que tu cuerpo no tendrá excesos de grasas ni calorías de más. El segundo es que te sentirás mucho mejor teniendo una figura más estilizada y atractiva.

PERDER LOS KILOS EN FORMA SEGURA
A veces, más riesgoso que tener exceso de peso, es intentar perder esos kilos de más con procedimientos quirúrgicos peligrosos, con costosas pastillas o remedios riesgosos. Es por eso que en ReduceNat nuestros especialistas están para responder tus consultas. Un grupo de analistas y orientadores tomarán tu consulta y harán una evaluación para ofrecerte un plan a tu medida. En ReduceNat nos importa la calidad y nos aseguramos de que todo el proceso se conduzca bajo estrictas normas de calidad. Éstas, están aprobadas y auditadas por las autoridades sanitarias.

"La metodologia de estudio es sencilla para el alumno ya que uno puede manejarla a su propio tiempo... 

"La metodologia de estudio es sencilla para el alumno ya que uno puede manejarla a su propio tiempo... 

Articulos Deportivos

·                               Bolsos Deportivos
·                               Tableros Electronicos
·                               Bolsas de Tackle
·                               Arcos Deportivos

Pelotas Deportivas

·                               Pelotas de Rugby - Basquet
·                               Pelotas de Futbol - Voley
·                               Pelotas de Handball
·                               Pelotas Papi y Baby futbol

Deportes

·                               Atletismo - Boxeo - Fitness
·                               Esferodinamia - Hockey
·                               Paddle - Tenis - Ping Pong
·                               Cestoball - Rugby - Sofball

Articulos Varios

·                               Silbatos - Pizarras magneticas
·                               Flota flota - Reglamentos
·                               Infladores - Pecheras - Juegos
·                               Cronometros - Tanteador

Plan de entrenamiento de 2 semanas para porristas

Con el fin de preparar tu cuerpo para los rigores de las porristas, necesitas resistencia, fuerza, flexibilidad y equilibrio. Cuando sea posible, elije ejercicios inspirados en las porristas, ya que te entrenan de la misma manera que lo harías al hacer porras. Un plan progresivo que aumenta en dificultad durante un período de dos semanas es una manera efectiva de ganar los beneficios que necesitas.

Resistencia

Como porrista, necesitas resistencia para realizar los aplausos, bailes, volteretas, saltos y acrobacias requeridas. La actividad aeróbica que hace latir tu corazón y pone a tus pulmones a trabajar más duro es lo que necesitas para desarrollar resistencia. Haz por lo menos tres sesiones de actividad aeróbica a la semana durante el programa. Si lo deseas, puedes hacer actividad aeróbica en cada entrenamiento. Para una actividad de resistencia inspirada en las porristas, considera realizar tus aplausos y bailes en sucesión rápida, similar a una rutina de danza aeróbica. No tomes descansos entre los vítores y los bailes. Realiza cada elemento varias veces si es necesario con el fin de llenar el tiempo asignado. El objetivo de la primera semana es hacer al menos 30 minutos de actividad aeróbica. En la segunda semana, aumenta tu sesión de resistencia por lo menos 10 minutos.

Fortaleza

La fuerza pura que se necesita para conseguir levantar tu cuerpo del suelo en los saltos complejos y difíciles habilidades de giros. Levantar a otra animadora del suelo no es tarea fácil. Incluye un componente de entrenamiento de la fuerza por lo menos tres veces a la semana en tus dos semanas de entrenamiento. Toma un día de descanso en el medio para permitir que tus músculos se recuperen. Los ejercicios que utilizan tu propio peso corporal para la resistencia son más fáciles de incorporar, ya que no requieren ningún equipo y se pueden hacer en cualquier lugar. Considera la posibilidad de hacer sentadillas y estocadas en tus piernas, flexiones de pecho y los brazos y abdominales para construir una base fuerte. Un gran entrenamiento de ejercicios de torso que imita los movimientos de un salto es el situp V o navaja. Parte de espaldas con las piernas estiradas y los brazos extendidos sobre la cabeza. Levanta los brazos y las piernas, al mismo tiempo, que pones tu cuerpo en una posición en V con sólo tu trasero en contacto con el suelo. Baja la espalda hacia la posición de partida, pero no dejes que tus brazos o piernas toquen el suelo entre repeticiones. Realiza levantamientos en V en grupos de 10. En la segunda semana, haz tres a cinco series de 10.

Flexibilidad

Las porristas tienen que ser extremadamente flexibles. La posición de saltar con las piernas abiertas y tocar tus pies y la postura arqueada de la llamada posición de picadura de escorpión requieren de músculos flexibles y una amplia gama de movimiento en las articulaciones. Estira todos los días durante tu programa de dos semanas. Calienta tus músculos antes de los estiramientos y mantén todas las posiciones de estiramiento durante 30 segundos. Incluye abrirte de piernas, ponerlas en casi 180 grados y estiramientos de puente. Mejorar la flexibilidad lleva tiempo. No hay que esperar milagros al término de dos semanas. El entrenamiento de la flexibilidad es algo que tendrás que continuar mucho después de que tu programa de entrenamiento de dos semanas haya terminado.

Equilibrio

El buen equilibrio te ayudará a balancearte en una postura de acrobacia, proporcionar una base sólida para la acrobacia y aterrizar con seguridad después de las volteretas y saltos. Entrénate para el equilibrio en cada sesión que hagas mediante la ejecución de posiciones de acrobacia en el suelo. Por ejemplo, párate con los pies al ancho de las caderas y los brazos encima de la cabeza en una posición de V alta. Practica la alineación correcta tirando de los abdominales hacia la columna y relajando los hombros. Realiza posiciones de un pie, como una libertad y estiramiento del talón también. Durante una semana, ejecuta tus posiciones en tierra firme. En la segunda semana de tu programa, intenta estas posiciones en algo que ponga a prueba tu estabilidad. Si tienes acceso a un colchón de oscilación, que se asemeje a un balón de estabilidad aplanado, realiza tus posiciones de acrobacia sobre el mismo. De lo contrario, sólo tienes que mantener el equilibrio sobre una almohada o un cojín de sofá.



Here are some places  that I would love to see this summer. Many of them I haven't yet been to, even tho I moved here some oh my gosh 13 years ago. It's about time, yes?


My Italian Summer Travel Bucket List


Lago d'Endine

Lago Moro
via my post Lago Moro


Limone
via Di Quinok - Opera propria, CC BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons


Lonato
via Di © Xavier Caré / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0


Lovere

Malcesine

Parco delle Cascate

Parma

via CC BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons


San Martino di Battaglia

Venezia
via Di Luca Aless - Opera propria, CC BY-SA 4.0 Wikimedia Commons



A bucket list for Germany is in the works ... as soon as we get back from our beach holidays.

What about you? Kids or not, did you make a bucket list for summer?




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          Roche's (RHHBY) Leukemia Drug Gets Prime Status in EU   
The European Medicines Agency EMA granted PRIME PRIorityMEdicines designation to Roche Holdings AG s RHHBY investigational drug polatuzumab vedotin in combination with MabThera and bendamustine The drug will be used to treat patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B cell
          NRL Convention 2017 provides an antidote to anti-life rhetoric regarding stem cells   
By David Prentice Editor’s note. The National Right to Life Convention began today in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One of our many terrific speakers is David Prentice. This story is his most recent for NRL News. Stem cells. Those words can conjure up many images for those who hear them: cures, death of young human beings, millions
          Opération de recherche au large d’El Kala   
Des unités de la Protection civile d’El Tarf sont intervenues, hier, dans une opération de recherche après la découverte d’une embarcation vide à 4 miles (7,5 km) au large d’El Kala. Les garde-côtes ne communiquent plus depuis quelques années. Impossible d’entrer en contact avec les garde-côtes d’El Kala et Annaba ou encore les forces navales de Jijel pour en savoir plus. Il faut remonter jusqu’à la 5e Région militaire de Constantine nous a-t-on conseillé. Nous n’avons pas tous les éléments en main, mais, selon les informations recueillies, l’embarcation recueillie et ramenée au port d’El Kala serait trop petite pour être l’une de celles employées par les passeurs de harraga. C’est une petite embarcation de 3,8 m dite de plaisance, comme celles qu’utilisent les pilleurs de corail. Les départs successifs de harraga à partir d’El Kala, qui ont repris après 10 ans d’arrêt, (voir El Watan du 28 juin édition de l’Est) laissent penser au naufrage des occupants d’une embarcation, dont on est encore sans nouvelles. D’un autre côté, aucune disparition de personnes en mer n’a été signalée. Les opérations de recherche se poursuivent.
          Mohamed Boudiaf : Quand Ben Bella s’acharne contre Si Tayeb El Watani   
A l’occasion du 25e anniversaire de son assassinat, El Watan Week-end a choisi de revenir sur un épisode peu connu de la vie de Mohamed Boudiaf. Vendredi 21 juin 1963. Midi. Pont d’Hydra. Un homme filiforme, habillé d’un complet veston, marche à petits pas. Deux individus à la mine patibulaire l’accostent. Bref échange. L’homme est embarqué dans la Peugeot 404 garée sur cette route. Mohamed Boudiaf vient d’être enlevé par le commando du président Ahmed Ben Bella. Dans son livre Où va l’Algérie, il en donne le signalement : l’un des agents dénommé Mohamed S., quinquagénaire, est un ex-agent zélé de la police des renseignements généraux et de la DST à Alger où il a sévi lors des événements de mai 1945 et de l’arraisonnement de l’avion des Cinq en octobre 1956. Le second agent, «plus replet et aux gestes brusques», est un «militant» «parfaitement imbu de son rôle et pénétré de son importance policière». Demandant à Boudiaf de se mettre à leur disposition au nom de la SM, ils l’embarquent dans la berline qui démarre en trombe. Itinéraire : la colonne Voirol, chemin Beaurepaire, clinique des Orangers et arrivée dans une villa «fleurie» des environs. Boudiaf, extrêmement fatigué, est fouillé «des pieds à la tête». Mais aucun des agents ne lui explique les raisons de son arrestation et qui en sont les commanditaires. Il décide alors d’entamer une grève de la faim. «Kidnappé dans le plus grand secret, emmené dans une villa inhabitée sans explication, je ne peux que trouver une allure macabre à toute cette aventure», écrit le «séquestré» dans ce qui devient son journal, qu’il entame le jour même de son interpellation. Durant quatre jours, Boudiaf, qui a été arrêté une première fois une année plus tôt à M’sila (30 juillet 1962), où il est parti dans sa famille des Ouled Madi, cherche désespérément à «communiquer avec les villas voisines, sans résultat». Il décide alors d’écrire à l’«autorité mystérieuse» qui a ordonné son enlèvement. Le lundi, il est embarqué en voiture vers le siège de la gendarmerie (actuellement groupement de gendarmerie d’Alger, Bab J’did). Entouré à son arrivée à la caserne par une dizaine de gendarmes, mitraillettes au poing, «un peu curieux, un peu fébriles», il reconnaît leur chef, le colonel Ahmed Bencherif, qui lui dit, pince-sans-rire, que la chambre qui lui est réservée dans cette caserne coloniale vaut mieux que celle de la prison de la Santé où il était détenu. Compagnons couards Chez les Boudiaf et les militants du Parti de la révolution socialiste (PRS), créé en septembre 1962, c’est la stupéfaction et la rage. «Le problème, c’est qu’on ne savait pas s’il était vivant ou mort. On pensait qu’il était fini et qu’il allait être exécuté», raconte à El Watan Week-end Nacer Boudiaf, âgé à l’époque de 8 ans. Rencontrant leur père pour la première fois une année seulement auparavant, Nacer et sa fratrie (Kheireddine, Fella et Samia) le voient disparaître à nouveau. L’oncle Aïssa décide d’aller à la police d’Hydra où les agents «ont nié être au courant de cette affaire». Le frère prend alors l’initiative d’entrer en contact avec certains compagnons de l’ancien coordonnateur du FLN. «Mehri m’a promis d’intercéder en sa faveur auprès de Boumediène. Mais il ne fait rien. Je suis entré en contact avec Bitat. Après un moment d’attente devant sa maison à la rue Bachir Ibrahimi (El Biar), il me reçoit dans le jardin tout en jetant des coups d’œil à droite et à gauche comme s’il y avait des yeux pour le guetter», signale Aïssa dans un entretien à El Khabar hebdo. Le PRS publie dans l’après-midi de l’arrestation un communiqué. L’alerte a été donnée par Rachid Krim, «le fils spirituel de Boudiaf et son chef de cabinet en 1992», actuellement à Paris. L’arrestation de Boudiaf par le président Ben Bella a marqué le clan. «J’ai un oncle, Moussa, actuellement décédé. Il était le premier ambassadeur de l’Algérie à Genève. C’est un ancien militant qui s’est retiré après le kidnapping de Boudiaf par les sbires de Ben Bella», témoigne Nacer, amer. Le pouvoir décide de faire évacuer d’Alger l’encombrant opposant. Le 26 juin, Boudiaf, embastillé dans la caserne de la Haute-Casbah, est réveillé à quatre heures du matin pour être emmené à l’aérodrome de Chéraga, où l’hélicoptère prend l’air en direction de Oued Norson. A bord, il est rejoint par d’autres militants, eux aussi arrêtés par les hommes de Ben Bella : Ali Allouache, ancien porte-parole de la wilaya IV, Moussa Kebaïli et Mohand Akli Benyounes, dit Daniel, anciens de la Fédération de France du FLN. Arrivé à Oued Norson, le groupe est embarqué à bord de voitures légères en direction de Sidi Bel Abbès, Saïda, Mecheria, Aïn Safra et Beni Ounif. Complètement éreintés par un voyage de mille kilomètres, Boudiaf et ses compagnons arrivent à Colomb Béchar à la tombée de la nuit. Tsabit : détenus dans une école désaffectée «Je suis épuisé après ce long voyage, survenu au sixième jour de ma grève de la faim, je décide d’interrompre mon jeûne, croyant candidement qu’à Colomb Béchar le régime politique va nous être appliqué et que nous pourrons engager une grève dans de meilleures conditions», fait remarquer Boudiaf, qui décide d’écrire une lettre au colonel, commandant de la Région militaire. Le 4 juillet, les séquestrés seront dirigés plus au sud où, leur dit-on, ils seront «plus à l’aise» ! Ils seront transbahutés dans d’énormes camions Berliet vers le camp Colonel Lotfi, à Tsabit, localité située à 65 km au nord de la ville d’Adrar, capitale du Touat. La chambre réservée aux prisonniers dans ce qui fut probablement une école de construction récente est trop exiguë : 5 mètres sur trois. Là, dans la caserne Lotfi, Boudiaf arrive à «dialoguer en imagination» avec le colonel, de son nom d’état civil, Ben Ali Boudghène, mort au combat à Béchar avec des dizaines de ses compagnons. «Ce héros, nous ne le renierons pas ! Nous n’abandonnons pas la lutte pour que notre peuple soit le seul maître de son destin», écrit Boudiaf dans son journal en date du 8 juillet. Souffrant des conditions de détention — chaleur suffocante (60°), manque de nourriture —, mais ne subissant pas de sévices particuliers (Aïssa Boudiaf évoque des tortures dans son témoignage), le groupe entame à partir du 15 juillet une grève de la faim. Entre-temps, le pouvoir a décidé de communiquer sur les détenus du Touat. N’indiquant pas où il été interpellé et par quel service, le ministre de la Justice, Amar Bentoumi, a admis en conférence de presse que Boudiaf avait été «appréhendé vendredi 21 juin 1963 en fin de matinée alors qu’il sortait de chez lui». Dans le discours prononcé au Caroubier (Alger), à l’occasion de l’indépendance, le président Ben Bella a «brodé, précise Boudiaf, sur le thème du complot aux ramifications lointaines». Le raïs reprend, en employant sa rhétorique habituelle, les mêmes accusations lors d’une tournée dans le Constantinois. «Ces derniers temps, nous avons arrêté cinq personnes qui ont traité avec le gouvernement français et avec le colonialisme pour instaurer un climat à la Tshombé», signale-t-il. Interrogé par le journaliste français de la RTF (Cinq colonnes à la Une), Georges De Caunes, Ben Bella reconnaît : «Oui, Boudiaf a été arrêté parce qu’il avait des agissements que j’estime dangereux». Il parle aussi d’un complot fomenté par son ancien codétenu du château d’Aulnoy avec la complicité du Ppésident Bourguiba. Face à ces accusations, aucune réaction indignée des compagnons de Boudiaf. Exceptée celle de Hocine Aït Ahmed qui a interpellé Ben Bella à l’Assemblée. L’ancien capitaine de l’ALN Si El Hafidh Yaha parle dans ses mémoires (FFS contre dictature, Koukou) d’une entrevue entre Aït Ahmed et le raïs lors d’une réception organisée en l’honneur de son ami Fethi Dib, responsable des moukhabarat égyptien, et proche de Gamal Abdel Nasser. Le défunt président du FFS rapporte à Yaha la réaction de son interlocuteur : «Ben Bella est buté. Il est décidé à continuer dans sa politique de répression et d’arrestations. Il m’a dit que toute personne qui s’opposera à lui ira les rejoindre en prison». Les prisonniers, détenus dans des conditions difficiles à l’extrême-sud du pays, dénoncent l’aveuglement d’un pouvoir «pré-dictatorial» : ni procès ni même d’interrogatoires dans les lieux où ils sont détenus. «Depuis notre enlèvement, aucun de nous n’a été interrogé. Nous ne savons même pas ce qu’on nous reproche. La vérité est ailleurs : il s’agit d’une basse vengeance personnelle, inspirée par la peur panique devant la montée du mécontentement populaire», estime Tayeb El Watani, dont les activités (entretien à la veille de son arrestation avec le journaliste Paul Marie de la Gorce) dérangeaient le locataire de la Villa-Joly. Petite concession : un poste radio qui leur permet de suivre et de commenter l’actualité. Boudiaf en fait état dans son journal : discours populistes de Ben Bella, démission de Ferhat Abbès de la présidence de l’Assemblée, crise du FFS, conflit avec le Maroc, etc.   Remontée vers le Nord Après une vingtaine de jours passés à Tsabit, Boudiaf et ses compagnons, toujours en grève de la faim, sont emmenés par avion à Béchar, avant d’être transférés à Saïda par Beni Ounif (même itinéraire que le premier). Là, ils seront détenus dans la caserne de gendarmerie de la ville des Eaux, où des médecins dépêchés d’Oran tentent de les persuader de cesser leur grève. Refus. «Rien de nouveau et la grève continue. Mes compagnons sont aussi fatigués et traînent leur faim et leur mauvaise humeur, n’espérant plus rien». Saïda, 7 août. Hospitalisation après aggravation de la situation des détenus. Le groupe décide, le 15 août, d’arrêter sa grève de la faim qui a duré 32 jours «pour reprendre des forces en vue d’une autre action». Conséquence fâcheuse de l’action : ils ont perdu chacun au moins une quinzaine de kilos. «J’ai demandé une bascule pour avoir une idée de mon poids. J’ai été moi-même étonné de la perte de 18 kilos, de 69-70 kilos, mon poids normal, je ne pèse plus que 51 kilos. Mes deux autres compagnons (Kebaïli a été libéré, ndlr) en sont au même point de faiblesse ; l’un et l’autre ont perdu en moyenne 15 kilos. Nous sommes devenus de véritables squelettes désarticulés, incapables du plus petit effort.» 13 août. Boudiaf réussit à envoyer des lettres, l’une à sa femme et l’autre à son frère, pour mettre à nu «les mensonges des déclarations gouvernementales». Agée de 33 ans, sa femme sera elle aussi internée et ne sera libérée qu’après l’intervention de Sellami Zohra, M’silie et future épouse de Ben Bella, explique Nacer. Les autorités qui ont évoqué un accord avec l’opposition ont décidé de libérer en novembre Boudiaf et ses compagnons, rejoints plus tôt par Salah Boubnider, dit Sawt El Arab. Partis à Sidi Bel Abbès, ils se retrouveront à la caserne de gendarmerie de Bab J’did, après une autre grève de la faim (44 jours pour Boudiaf, après près de 5 mois de détention). 15 novembre. Il est 21h30 quand Boudiaf est ramené chez lui «à la surprise de (sa) famille qui ne s’attendait pas à (le) revoir de sitôt». «C’est ainsi que je recouvris la liberté, de la même façon qu’une certaine matinée du 21 juin, je l’avais perdue», s’étonne-t-il. L’inénarrable journaliste, alors correspondant du Monde à Alger, Jean-François Kahn, décrit le mieux l’état d’esprit de l’ancien détenu de Tsabit : «Fidèle à son personnage, dur et tranchant, le même éclat dans le regard et les mains nerveuses, tel est apparu M. Mohamed Boudiaf à sa sortie de prison. Apparemment peu affecté par sa détention, mais légèrement amaigri, l’ancien prisonnier d’Aulnoy s’est tout de suite replongé dans son élément.»
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Here is the Walgreens Weekly Ad sneak peek for 7/2. You have to be part of the Walgreens Balance Rewards program to get these deals and prices. Sign up on-line and simply use your phone number in store or even your mobile phone with the Walgreens App. If you have not already done so, be sure to sign up […]
     

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          End Of Month – Print Your Coupons!   
July is almost here and many coupons will be disappearing tonight.  Be sure to look through the printable coupon sites and print whatever coupons you may want before they are gone forever. Remember, many coupons will have a 30 day expiration date from when you print them, so you should have a good amount of […]
     

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          Nice Grocery Deals at Walgreens   
We have quite a few nice prices on grocery items at Walgreens this week. If you need to pick up a few things, here are a few deal ideas for you. I have to say I love the Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, and that’s a great price for them! 😉 and this one is good […]
     

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          Purex Crystals $1.97 Each!   
You’ll notice this week the Purex Crystals are on this week’s ad B1G1 Free. However, this sale is a monthly running thru 7/24. Check your app for an awesome ibotta offer. I have a $1 on (1) but your value may be 75¢ on (1). My ibotta reads 7/15, but this can vary by user. […]
     

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          Cosmopolitan Magazine Only $4.95 a Year!   
Do you love Cosmo? Right now, subscribe to Cosmopolitan Magazine for Only $4.95! The cover price of Cosmo is $3.99 so you are getting a whole years worth for just a little over the price of one magazine! Just head on over HERE and enter coupon code WILDFORWAGS at checkout. Cosmopolitan is filled with the style & […]
     

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          Brut & Sure Deodorants As Low As 98¢   
Select Sure and Brut deodorants are on sale for $1.99 this week. Plus we have $1 off coupons available for these. So you can grab them for as little as 98¢. Here are a couple of deal ideas for you. Walgreens Deals (Thru 7/1) Buy (1) Sure Deodorant, $1.99 Sale Price (1) $1/1 Sure Product, exp. […]
     

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          Little Remedies Stuffy Nose Kit Just $1.46!   
A new Walgreens coupon is available in the July Book for select Little Remedies products including the Stuffy Nose Kit and the Saline Spray. There is also a Little Remedies product manufacturer’s coupon that you can stack to save an additional $2 one one product. The Stuffy Nose kit is $5.49 at my store and the Saline […]
     

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          Free Colgate Rinse Next Week!   
Starting Sunday there will be a really nice Register Reward Deal to earn $4 when you buy two Colgate Rinse. These will be the smaller 8.4 oz bottles. These will be $3.39 each or 2 for $6. Grab this Colgate Rinse coupon so you’ll pick up two for free! Walgreens Deals (Starting 7/2) Buy (2) Colgate Total […]
     

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Right now you can get a subscription to Runner’s World Magazine for only $6.95 Per Year. You can order up to 4 years at this reduced price. Just enter the coupon code WILDFORWAGS at checkout to get this deal. Runner’s World is filled with powerful tips that will help you run faster and farther and have more fun […]
     

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          Alert Notice 585: Monitoring of Evryscope targets requested for follow-up   

June 30, 2017: Dr. Octavi Fors (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and colleagues have requested AAVSO observers' assistance in following up on some targets from the Evryscope survey.

Dr. Fors writes: "The Evryscope team is running a survey of transiting planetesimals around white dwarfs (WDs). To date, WD1145+017, discovered by Kepler, is the only WD found to have disintegrating transiting Ceres-mass objects. The debris/planetesimals transits candidates found by Evryscope need to be confirmed with V or R Johnson filtered, higher SNR (~50) and faster (~25-60s) cadence photometry than Evryscope. We encourage AAVSO observers to follow up these debris/planetesimals transits candidates.

"As a by-product of this survey, Evryscope is also detecting WDs and hot sub dwarfs which show variability of all kinds which we encourage to follow up too."

The first set of targets in this Evryscope-AAVSO follow-up collaboration is given in the list below. The targets will become increasingly observable over the coming weeks and months. Please add them to your programs if possible as soon as they become observable from your location.

Target                                    

R.A.(2000)   Dec(2000)   Range

Observing Interval*

Type                                
EC 01541-1409 01 56 31.90 -13 54 26.4 12.29-12.33V 4-5 (u) V361HYA (very rapidly pulsating hot sub-dwarf B star)
GD 1068 02 00 13.26 -17 28 43.8 11.95-12.13V 5-6 High proper motion star**; R (close binary with strong reflection)
HE 0218-4447 02 20 24.49 -44 33 28.5 12.89-?V 2 runs x 5 Variability type unknown
HE 0218-3437 02 20 59.77 -34 23 35.3 13.39-13.40V 2 runs x 5 ELL (rotating ellipsoidal close binary)
2MASS J05144393-0848064 05 14 43.93 -08 48 06.4 11.21-?V 4-5 (u) Hot subdwarf
ASAS J102322-3737.0 10 23 21.89 -37 36 59.9 11.61-11.83V 4 EA+R
JL 94 22 01 52.22 -75 52 04.4 13.03-?V 2 runs x 6 Hot subdwarf
EC 23073-6905 23 10 35.60 -68 49 30.5 12.59-?V 4-5 (u) Variability type unknown

*Number of hours each target should be observed in  a single night. (u) means debris-like targets which need uninterrupted photometry for 4-5 hrs.
**GD 1068 proper motion values (mas/yr) are RA -20.7, Dec -40.5

Dr. Fors adds that "Transits/dips due to debris-like/planetesimal eclipses around WDs have periods of 4-5hrs (at least in the case of WD1145+017). Thus, we would like to obtain uninterrupted (except for readout time) photometry runs of 4-5hrs imaging the same candidate. If target visibility prevents doing so, at least 2.5hr-runs would be valuable; 2 or 3 runs of 2.5 hrs each would be great."

Johnson V photometry is preferred; if V is not possible, R is okay. Remember that when you are submitting your data to the AAVSO, the letter 'R' stands for Cousins R; 'RJ' stands for Johnson R.

Cadences of 25-60 sec should allow resolution of a debris disk or period determination for the variables on the list. A SNR>50 or higher is requested for all targets.

Charts: Finder charts with comparison star sequences may be created using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (VSP). For GD 1068, a 'D' or 'E' scale chart will need to be created to see the comp stars. Also, observers are reminded that GD 1068 is a high proper motion star.

Submit observations: Please submit observations to the AAVSO International Database using the names given in the target list, making sure to include spaces between parts of a name as given.

This campaign is being monitored on the AAVSO Observing Campaigns webpage and is being followed on the Campaigns and Observation Reports Forum at https://www.aavso.org/evryscope-campaign-2017.

This AAVSO Alert Notice was compiled by Elizabeth O. Waagen.

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          Barcellona, ufficiale: esercitata la ‘recompra’ per Deulofeu   

CALCIOMERCATO MILAN – Il Barcellona ha deciso di esercitare la clausola di ‘recompra’ e di riacquistare Gerard Deulofeu. Verserà nelle casse dell’Everton i 12 milioni di euro che furono pattuiti del 2015, quando avvenne il trasferimento del giocatore in Inghilterra. Il club blaugrana ha diramato poco fa un comunicato ufficiale per dare l’annuncio della propria...

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Les vêtements ont la cote pendant les soldes
Les vêtements ont la cote pendant les soldes

Les réductions sont toutes plus alléchantes les unes que les autres. À prix cassé, on est tenté d'acheter plus. Mais pourquoi se précipiter ? Pendant les soldes, on peut aussi faire des achats réfléchis et éco-responsables.

Les vitrines des magasins affichent jusqu'à -70 %. Pendant les soldes, tout est mis en œuvre pour attirer le chaland. D’autant que cet hiver, les stocks sont plus importants que les années précédentes1. Ce sont surtout les vêtements qui attirent le plus les consommateurs, mais aussi les appareils électriques et électroniques, l’ameublement, les produits cosmétiques et d'hygiène...2

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Craquer à la seconde sur tout ce qui passe devant les yeux n'est bien sûr pas très écologique. Mais on peut très bien faire la chasse aux bonnes affaires tout en gardant une place à l’éco-consommation

Quelques gestes simples pendant les soldes

1 - Prendre le temps de faire le tri.

On jette un oeil dans ses armoires et dans son électro pour identifier ses besoins, afin d'éviter des achats impulsifs et inutiles.

2 - Faire une liste des objets nécessaires.

On la rédige évidemment avant d'aller faire du shopping. Et on essaye de s'y tenir !

3 - Penser aux alternatives à un nouvel achat.

La récup’, le réemploi permettent de faire des bonnes affaires toute l'année. Les électroménagers ElectroRev sont vendus au tiers du prix neuf, révisés et garantis un an par des magasins travaillant en économie sociale. On peut aussi penser aux donneries, au troc... S'il s'agit de remplacer un appareil cassé, penser d'abord à la réparation, en participant par exemple à un Repair Café.

4 - Faire du repérage pour se donner le temps de réfléchir.

Pendant les soldes, attendre avant d’acheter peut faire rater une occasion. Pour éviter la frustration, s’informer sur les produits disponibles avant que les soldes ne commencent (ou au début de celles-ci) donne le temps de se renseigner et de faire des achats plus réfléchis.

5 - Essayer vêtements et chaussures.

Beaucoup d'articles soldés ne sont ni repris, ni échangés. On évitera de se trouver avec des articles qui ne conviennent finalement pas.

6 - Projeter ses achats dans la vie de tous les jours.

« Quand l'utiliser ? », « À quelle occasion et avec quoi le porter ? », « Est-il facile d'utilisation et d'entretien ? »... Un article très original à -50 % devient vite un achat de trop s'il est relégué au fond de l’armoire.

7 - Privilégier la qualité.

L’important est l’objet que l’on achète, pas d’obtenir la meilleure réduction possible ! Mieux vaut acheter un produit un peu plus cher qui durera longtemps qu’un produit bon marché qui finira vite à la poubelle. Ce sont de bonnes affaires sur le long terme !

8 - Vérifier les labels et les étiquettes.

Sur les vêtements, qu’il s’agisse de jeans, de vêtements de plein air ou autres, les labels identifient des textiles écologiques et équitables. Le site d'achAct permet aussi de vérifier l’engagement des marques concernant le respect des droits des travailleurs. Côté électros, on peut aussi repérer les appareils plus écologiques grâce à leur étiquette et leurs labels. Et Topten.be repère les appareils efficaces et peu énergivores.

9 - Regrouper ses achats en ligne.

Si on fait son shopping sur Internet, préférer patienter un peu plus longtemps et se faire livrer tous ses articles en une livraison. On évite aussi de renvoyer ses colis.

10 - Optimiser ses trajets.

Si on opte pour les soldes en magasin, on peut s’organiser une journée shopping à plusieurs, en famille ou entre amis. Cela permet d’adoucir sa mobilité mais aussi de recevoir un avis sur ses coups de cœur avant d'acheter, et de partager des bons moments.

 

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          Pet Bed Cover-Tribal Bricks--Black is Water Proof-Synthetic Leather Backing-Upholstery Grade. by BonJoJoCrafts   

45.00 USD

Tribal Bricks
This pet bed cover is made from upholstery grade fabrics . The fabric and stitching is sturdy and machine washable. You won't find anything as beautiful as our pet bed covers.
Each cover is handmade in Amman-Jordan.
The black fabric is water proof and the backing is synthetic leather.
The Bedouin print fabric is made of wool & cotton.

About the Tribal Print Fabric:
Know as Turath, the tribal print fabric has the same designs of what the Bedouins in Jordan used in making their tents. Now a days, the fabric is lighter and softer. Turath is still used in Arabic majles (Sitting rooms, tent furniture).

Inserts Not Included:
Inserts are NOT INCLUDED, you can stuff the covers with memory foams, sponge or polyester sheets. Those covers have square corners and height starting from 4 to 5 inches, depending on the size.

Processing Time:
Each cover is made to order, it will take around 4-7 working days for the cover to be ready for shipment.

Shipping:
I ship to ANYWHERE in the world. All shipments have tracking numbers and will take around 3-4 weeks to get to you.
Express shipping available.

Return Policy:
I don't accept returns, but I would be more than happy to exchange provided the item purchase is in a brand new condition.
Cancellation:
Request a cancellation within: 24 Hours of Purchase.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Fabric:
Tribal Print Fabric: Wool & Cotton
Upholstery Fabric: Water repellent. Water proof (the other side is synthetic leather)

Washing Instruction:
Machine washable on gentle cycle and cold. Air dry.

Customized Sizes
I will be more than happy to custom size a bed cover of your choice or according to the size of your dog or cat's the current bed .


          Expert SEO - Secteur Automobile H/F - Alten - Boulogne-Billancourt   
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          Transportation, Bus Driver 2017-2018 - Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE   
LPS provides all the necessary training to obtain CDL license and School Bus Permit. Excellent driving record required. Salary for regular bus driver:.... $15.93 an hour
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          As the dust settles: Russian authorities move against protesters and campaigners   

New evidence of police violations against protesters emerges, and regional authorities take aim at Alexei Navalny's campaign offices. 

Conditions for people detained at anti-corruption protests have been poor. Image: Polina Kostyleva.

We continue our partnership with OVD-Infoan NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday, we bring you the latest information on freedom of assembly. 

We have collected and analysed a large number of reports of violations by Russian police officers at anti-corruption rallies held on 12 June. Now we are able to say with certainty there have been 109 violations. Police officers exceeded the permitted time for administrative detention, wrote official reports with numerous mistakes, and did not allow lawyers to visit those detained. In one of the St Petersburg police stations, a detainee contracted pneumonia after spending the night in a cold cell. This was despite the fact that he had warned the police officers he was in poor health and should not get cold. The list of violations with legal commentaries can be seen here.

This week a number of individuals requested political asylum abroad. Krasnodar artists Lusiney Dzhanyan and Aleksei Knedlyakovsky requested asylum in Sweden. The artists said that their telephones had been tapped, and in 2013 Dzhanyan was dismissed from Krasnodar University of Culture for supporting Pussy Riot and exhibiting in a gallery owned by Marat Gelman. But it’s not only those who create modern art who can fall victim to persecution. Children’s drawings in chalk can also evoke the dissatisfaction of the authorities. Mikhail Petrov, a martial arts trainer from Pskov, has left Russia because he feared persecution by the authorities. It is thought the authorities’ interest in the trainer was related to the fact that he and his students had drawn anti-military drawings on the walls of buildings belonging to a military air assault division. He has requested political asylum in Estonia. 

Supporters of Alexei Navalny continue to be persecuted. In the town of Cherepovets, writer and journalist Elena Kolyadina was dismissed by the newspaper Golos Cherepovtsa for giving a lecture to staff of Navalny’s local election campaign office. In the Siberian city of Barnaul, the coordinator of the campaign office was injured with a knife, while earlier someone set fire to one of the office’s windows. In Vladimir, the local branch of the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network asked its chief engineer to resign because he had headed Navalny’s local campaign office. Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don a car belonging to the head of Navalny’s office was covered with paint and its tyres were punctured.

The Investigative Committee completed its investigation into one more defendant in the “26 March case”. Dmitry Krepkin is charged with using force against a police officer during the anti-corruption protest in Moscow. Krepkin maintains his innocence. Moreover, he has said that he was himself assaulted at the time of his detention at the 26 March protest. Doctors at the emergency medical centre recorded bruising all over his body. He had been struck at least six times.   

The pre-trial detention of mathematician Dmitry Bogatov was extended until 31 August. Bogatov has been charged with incitement to riot on the grounds that he had posted appeals on the SysAdmins.ru forum to go out on to Red Square on 2 April 2017 under the pseudonym of “Airat Bashirov”. The appeals were sent from Bogatov’s IP address. However, since Bogatov operates a Tor exit node, any user could have posted the materials using his IP.

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          Firefly blue ski pants- $30   
Girls blue ski pants w/suspenders - excellent condition size medium 
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          Firefly white ski pants- $30   
Girls white ski pants w/suspenders - excellent condition size medium 
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          German Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage   
Lawmakers supported the bill after Chancellor Angela Merkel softened her resistance to the issue a few days ago.
          Senior Clinical Research Associate   
Salary: On Application (GBP)
Benefits: Excellent, Full Benefits on Application
Location: France, Switzerland
Company: RBW Consulting
Posted: 30 June 2017 17:06:35
Expiry: 30 July 2017 16:53:31
          1/72 North American Mustang IV Gift/Starter Set   
1/72 North American Mustang IV Gift/Starter SetThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. (This set includes paints, brush & poly cement)

Skill: 1
Flying Hours: 1
Number of Parts: 53
Dimensions (mm): L136 x W156

The North American P51 Mustang is viewed as one of the iconic American fighters of the Second World War. Designed to an RAF specification, the Mustang was transformed once the Rolls Royce Merlin engine was installed. Its long range and excellent firepower made it a superb escort fighter, able to protect the bombers all the way to Berlin and back. After the war, the P51 saw service in Korea and was used by some air arms up until the early 1980s.

Paint Scheme - North American Mustang IV, No.112 Sqadron, Italy, 1945

Airfix Starter Sets are ideal for beginners. Each Small Starter Set includes glue, brush and four acrylic paints - all that is needed to complete a fabulous first kit!

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          Minaura Bicycle Storage stand- $110   
Minaura BikeTower 10 telescopic stand, comes with two bike hangers. In excellent shape. Two available, $200 for both. 
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          Clun Forest Sheep Washed Fleece by MarkreeWoolCraft   

8.00 EUR

Offering some lovely Clun Forest fleece. I have washed using the fermentation method which leaves most of the lanolin in and uses no chemicals or detergents.
The fleece is not totally clean, the tips still have a little mud but this works out really easily as you use the fleece.
These sheep are kept in Co. Carlow Ireland and the farmer asked me to take some fleece as he wanted it used for something better than insulation. He uses no wormers, insecticides, sprays or antibiotics on his sheep
Clun Forest produce very good quality fleece excellent for felting and dyes easily.
It is rarely available to hand spinners or felters.
I am selling it 100 gram lots. Please contact me if you are looking for larger quantities.


          시모다 아키히사   

시모다 아키히사

시모다 아키히사(시모다 아키히사, 1924년(타이쇼 13년) - )은, 일본의학자(의학박사).전 아사히카와 의과대학 학장.아사히카와 의과대학 명예 교수.전문은 병리학.

목차

인물

홋카이도이와나이군이와우치쵸출생. 홋카이도 제국대학의학부졸업.1949년(쇼와 24년) 같은 대학 학원 의학 연구과 수료.동의학부 조수.동의학부 강사.국립 삿포로 병원 검사과의장.1960년 1월 홋카이도 대학 의학박사 논문의 제목은 「뇌혈관 주위 구조의 전자현미경적 연구, 뇌수종 및 뇌 종양창에 관련해」.[1] 1973년(쇼와 48년) 아사히카와 의과대학 의학부 교수.1974년(쇼와 49년) 동부학장.1987년(쇼와 62년) 아사히카와 의과대학 학장으로 취임.1991년(헤세이 3년) 아사히카와 의과대학 퇴관.동명예교수.

아버지는, 홋카이도산 아스파라거스의 생산을 성공시킨 시모다 요시히사3.

주된 수상력

  • 홋카이도 의사회상
  • 훈2등 서보장(1999년)

저서・주요 논문

  • 「고혈압 환자에 있어서의 비뇨기과적 검색」(공저, 일본 비뇨기과학회잡지 51권, 1960년)
  • 「위암 수술의 보조 화학요법--MMC, 5 Fu사용 예의 검토」(공저, 의료 30권, 1976년)
  • 「여록:퇴관에 해당해」(자비출판, 1991년)

참고 문헌

「홋카이도 인물・인재 정보 리스트 2004」(일외 아소시에이트 편집・발행, 2003년)

각주

  1. ^박사 논문 서지 데이터 베이스
선대:
쿠로다 카즈히데
아사히카와 의과대학 학장
제3대: 1987년1991년
차세대:
시미즈 테츠야(의학자)

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          The Secret to Legs with Size, Strength, and Endurance   

There are countless leg workouts in magazines and books that promise big results. Many are good workouts, but the secret to continued progress is to keep your muscles from adapting, while building on what you have already done. What I mean by this is that mixing and matching great workouts just doesn't work very well. You do need to change your workouts frequently to keep your muscles growing, but if you don't plan properly, you could be wasting time.

When you plan your workouts properly, each workout builds on what you accomplished the workout before, so that you keep moving forward, instead of taking steps back each time you change workouts. A good example of this is how many Powerlifters have trained for decades. They begin a training cycle by using lighter weights for higher reps. The first week or two they might do 3 sets of 8 repetitions. The next couple of weeks might be 5 sets of 5 reps. Then they add weight and drop their reps each week until they are ready to test themselves for a single maximum repetition. This is usually done in a contest, with judges and strict rules. This works well if your goal is to lift as much as possible in one lift for one repetition.

In bodybuilding, the weight you use does not need to be as heavy. It is more important to use muscle tension and volume of training to stimulate the muscle to grow. A Bodybuilder might choose 4 different exercises for a muscle group and do 4 to 6 sets of 8 to 12 repetitions for each exercise. You won't build as much strength training like this, as you will training like a Powerlifter, but you should increase your muscle mass and improve your muscle shape and definition more.

A Triathlete has fantastic endurance, especially in their legs. They can swim, run and ride their bikes for hours on end, with great intensity! They do not have much muscle size, and most cannot lift much weight. They train so that they can move their bodies as fast and as far as possible, so great strength is not necessary, and size is counterproductive.

All of these sports have something in common. They train with a very specific goal in mind. To achieve the best possible results in these sports, they have to. This is even more obvious in the case of the Triathlete, than it is for Bodybuilding and Powerlifting. I believe that Bodybuilders and Powerlifters should cross train once in a while to break through their plateaus.

I have competed in Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Strongman, and Highland Games, not to mention several mainstream sports. I trained differently for each of them, except for the Highland Games, which I just did for fun while I was training for Powerlifting. Out of all of those sports, I have been most successful at Strongman. One of the things I like the most about it, is that you have to be well rounded. Without enough strength, you don't stand a chance. If you are too small, you won't be able to move some of the implements. If you can lift a weight, but get tired too soon, you will be left in the dust. You also have to have unbelievable mental toughness and desire to be successful. I mean, let's face it, Strongman events hurt.

The point I am making is that, as a Strongman competitor, I need Size, Strength and Endurance. That is truer for the legs than for any other part of the body. This is also true for other sports that involve both quickness and power. Football, Baseball, Rugby, Soccer, and Sprinting all come to mind. To do that, I can't afford to focus on Strength only, like a Powerlifter. I can't spend my time building size for the sake of size either. I certainly can't spend hours running, swimming and biking if I want to have the power and size that I need. I believe that I have come across a good leg workout that helps me build Size, Strength and relative Endurance for my sport. I still do specific event training, but that is mostly for technique.

This workout involves doing just Squats for your legs, and doing it once a week only. The first two weeks you perform 10 sets of 10 repetitions with only one to two minutes rest between each set. The 10 sets of 10 routine is more commonly known as German Volume Training and it is BRUTAL. I only do this for two weeks, because I want strength as well. This training is excellent for improving your endurance and it will stimulate muscle growth as well. Be aware, that you will be very SORE for a few days after the first week. The second week, you should be able to add some weight to the bar and you won't be as sore. I won't go into details about nutrition here, but if you want to take advantage of the muscle growth potential of this workout, you had better eat enough protein and good quality food.

The following two weeks you squat for 8 sets of 8 repetitions. This is great for muscle growth because it is lower in both sets and reps than the first two weeks, so you can use more weight, but it is still a high volume of work to stimulate muscle mass increases. Just like the first two weeks, you should be able to add some weight to the second week of 8 sets of 8 reps.

Weeks 5 and 6 will be about going heavier and making the transition from training for size, to training for strength. The workout will be 5 sets of 5 reps of Squats. Now that we are going heavier, it is especially important to pay attention to proper form. Make sure to maintain an arch in your back and sit back and down into the squat rather than allow your knees to go out in front of your toes. I explain proper form for the Squat in more detail on my Powerlifting Squat page. You will want to do a couple of warm-up sets before you get to the first of your 5 heavy sets. If you haven't been wearing a lifting belt, it is time to start when you get to this part of the program. Just as in the other sections, you should be able to add at least a little weight on the second week (week 6) of this part.

The 7th and 8th week are true power training. The workout will be 3 heavy sets of 3 reps. Warm up and then get to it. Think pure power and get psyched up for each set. After these two weeks, you will have completed your 8-week cycle to increase the Size, Strength, and Endurance of your Legs. If you have done this in preparing for a Powerlifting contest, take another week to do 3 sets of 1 repetition, and then rest for at least 10 days before contest day. If you are not trying to peak for a strength contest, start over with the 10 sets of 10 and do it all over again. You should be stronger the second time through, and well on your way toward dramatic improvements in Size, Strength, and Endurance.

Good luck with your training, and make sure to save some money for some new pants with bigger legs!

By Aaron Anderton



          The Importance of Maintaining A Weight Training Log   

Do you find gyms intimidating? Feel lost while doing your workouts? Tried different programs with no results? Not always sure of want exercises you are supposed to be doing? Or maybe you're burnt out on the exercises your doing. A weight-training log may be exactly what you need.

Walking into a gym full of big bodybuilders or women built like models can be very intimidating. Having all these beautiful people working out around you can make you wonder if you'll ever be able to look like that. Well let me tell you a little secret they didn't always look that good and with a focused plan you too can look that way. Its simple, write down the exercises that you usually do with the amount of weight used and number of sets performed for a period of three weeks. Use a weight-training log. For example if you are doing a three day split that is you divide the body into three parts and train them over three days, write down three workouts for each group. Don't worry if this takes more or less than three weeks just as long as you record three workouts for each grouping. Now review your workouts after that period and analyze your findings. Were you workouts remarkably similar? Did you use the same amount of weight for the same number of sets? Was your cardiovascular training always for the same amount of time, done the same way? To quote a famous bodybuilder and actor," If you do what you've always done you'll get what you've always got", I'll let you try and figure out who said that. So the next time you have to train, try to improve in small steps maybe a little more weight on the bench press, say 5 lbs. Maybe try a different type of cardio or run on the treadmill for a little longer, say 3 minutes. These small steps will ultimately help you achieve your fitness goals faster than plugging away day after day never improving. Don't get discouraged if you can't improve every time. Remember, little steps.

One of my favorite methods for my training log takes a little longer to run its course but ultimately leads to excellent improvement. Try a heavier weight but for fewer repetitions, for example if I pressed 60 pounds for 12 last week, the following week I would do 65 for 10. Continuing with this pattern I would work down to 6 reps for 75 pounds. All this is recorded in my weight-training log. Now start at the beginning again but this time try 65 pounds for 12 reps; if you can do more than one set go ahead, but try a least one set.

Ultimately the idea behind a weight-training log is to be able to monitor your progress from workout to workout, improving a little with each session. Psychology has proven that positive reinforcement helps to improve your work ethic. One of the best things that arise from keeping a weight-training log is the ability to chart your progress. Even sea captains use maps and you wouldn't drive somewhere you haven't been without a map. So by keeping a weight-training log you should be able to see your progress. Watching your self improve in the mirror is often too slow; having it in front of you in black and white is undeniable proof of your progress, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.

Not every workout is going to be exciting. Life's not always a party and getting back into shape can be drudgery. Sometimes the days seem to run into each other and working out is the last thing you want to do. By maintaining a weight-training log of all your workouts it's easy to see if you are doing the same exercises time after time. If your workouts have become stale quickly review your weight-training log and see if there are patterns. If the same movements pop up week after week try changing things up. Ask your trainer about different training modalities or methods and you interest should perk back up. "I remember what I did last week", you say. Well sometimes the mind will play tricks and you'll forget what you did not than long ago. Countless times I've looked in my weight training log and said" I did that much last time?" Or "Wow, I haven't done this exercise in months". As a bonus to doing this your body has to keep adapting to new stresses which will help achieve those fitness goals faster, but that's a different column altogether.

Working part time at a gym I get exposed to a lot of people's habits as far as training and fitness. Some good and some bad, however the habit I like to see the most of is asking questions. Just the other day, I was approached twice by the same person with questions pertaining to properly performing the exercises on their program sheet. That's what the staff at the gym is there for so don't ever be afraid to ask. But if you have a plan a lot of the guess work is taken out of your workouts. Make little notes to yourself in your weight training log if need to remind yourself of how to do a particular exercise or what machine to use. Even write down how you felt on that day and why, lack of sleep, didn't eat well etc. Perhaps you have an injury, be sure to write this down as it will surely affect all or part of your routine. Knowing this will be useful later when you wonder why that workout was so much lighter than the previous ones. Write down when you felt strong and why this was. With this information it should be easier to duplicate the good days and avoid the bad.

Hopefully you'll be able to use all or part of this article to help achieve your fitness goals. Never stop trying to improve no matter discouraged you get. Remember little steps in your weight training log and you too can look your best. It's all just a matter of time and effort.

By Ray Burton and Rick Northrop



          Machines VS. Free Weights II   

Machines are bad, there I said it again. How many of us join health clubs or purchase expensive home exercise equipment under the notion that the machine will protect our back, make the exercise easier or guarantee your results quicker. In sports and life for that matter if you are sitting on your butt or laying flat on your back you lost! , so why do we insist on exercising that way. We spend way too much of our existence sedentary, sitting, driving, typing, talking etc..

Has anyone noticed that the commonality of back problems from doing nothing (a traumatic), joint replacements and other injuries of non-traumatic origins continue to escalate?. Did anyone ever put two and two together and realize that maybe the way we have and are exercising is precipitating the problem. My last article went into some specifics on the traumatic forces that the joints experience using common machines. Research continues to emerge validating that most machines place the body and joints in such horrible positions that injury is inevitable.

So what is a health conscious exerciser to do, well, life moves so we better learn to exercise that way. Try performing your current exercise routine standing. That's right, chest presses, shoulder presses, arm exercises, rows all performed standing. This will enable you to engage all of your 'core' muscles, work on balance and lower extremity joint stability.

When was the last time you performed a standing squat, on one leg, on a ball or foam disk? What if you tried training the whole workout using an adjustable cable machine, standing?. Wait, I said machine, yes some machines or good. There are a few pieces out there that I like. If it has an adjustable cable or articulating arms, that we like. Why, simple it forces you to stand and that engages almost all of the core muscles, and as I've stated if you are standing you are using many more muscles than if your were sitting down. Machines that do not force you to remain in a set joint position and allow you to move as biomechanics dictate will by default give you a better and safer workout.

Lunges are one of the best exercises to do, anyone can argue for or against this, but combined with proper hip and leg stability / flexibility they are among the best. Try combining with shoulder presses, abduction, scaptions. You can also combine with bicep curls, torso rotations, stabilization movements, as you can tell the combinations are almost endless.

Dumbbells, almost beyond the scope of this article the amount of exercises you can perform. A ball, BOSU tm, floor and an adjustable bench is all you need.

Bands, yes almost as good as cables, they travel better and the exercises are almost endless. One word on bands, they are easier in the beginning and harder at the end of the movement. This changes the firing of the muscle slightly but they are still an excellent adjunct for fitness, and yes they force you to stand while using them.

What about the floor, generally there is very little floor space in a gym, got to fill it with machines. For the last few years the popularity of Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi and other movement techniques have become popular. Thanks to the baby boomers looking for alternatives for fitness these regimens have become mainstream. They all require a balance of breathing, flexibility, strength, postural awareness and muscular endurance. The message with these techniques is performed by themselves they are good, add strength training and aerobic conditioning and the package is complete.

Does this mean never train on a machine, absolutely not, many still provide a good isolation workout and for some with medical conditions machines allow a degree of safety. My point is that so many of us have spent so much time training wrong and placing our bodies in bad positions that we need to spend much of our time correcting the imbalances and injury that are already there. I tell a lot of my clients that people do not feel there arteries clogging but they sure know when the crushing chest pain starts. We spend much of our lives denying that injuries, both musculoskeletal and internal, will never happen to us, yet we consistently do things to encourage that damage to occur. Let's change how we think and exercise or you may end up laying flat on you back.

Bryan Fass, BA, ATCL, CSCS, NREMT-P



          Get Rid of Cellulite, Once and For All!   

Get Fit At Home With Ailsa : Get Rid of Cellulite

Had it up to here with Cellulite? Want to get rid of it forever, and make your body all lovely and sleek? Yeah, me too, so I when one of my old 'Gym Boys' showed me this Exercise years ago, I started doing it al the time, and changed it up a bit to make it work more effectively for me. This is a great Exercise for Women, but I know for a fact that 'manly men' do it, too! ha,ha! (Oh, and in case you are thinking something 'innaccurate' about the 'Gym Boy' thing, that's just what I used to call all the guys at the gym where I used to work out a lot -- it's a term of endearment, but in no way a reference to anyone I went out with -- I either call those guys "that crazy old jerk" or "one of my great old friends"...usually one or the other -- sometimes both! ha,ha!)

Get rid of Cellulite once and for all with this very easy and incredibly inexpensive Exercise. It takes about 20 minutes, or so, depending on how many Reps you do (repetitions -- 'Reps' in Weight Lifting Language...). Pop into www.buildyourownhouse.ca to see pictures of me doing these 'Anti-Cellulite' Exercises!

Here's what you need -- something you can lay down on that will allow you to have good Leg Extension when you are laying on your Stomach. I used to use my Giant Exercise Ball, then it dawned on me that I could easily use the fancy wee Bench at the end of my Bed as an Exercise Bench. Softer and nicer, and not nearly as expensive and hard to find. I've seen these wee Benches for under $50.00 at WalMart -- one of my favorite Stores! You can pick up a Set of Free Weights while you're there, too.

I use a 10 Pound Weight to Start, but if this is brand new for you, start with a 5 Pound Weight. As you get used to the Weight, you can increase it up to about 35 Pounds. You probably don't want to go much higher than that...

Oh, and you will notice when you are doing these Exercises that your legs will seem Longer and Leaner, too. That's because these Exercises can straighten out any 'Bow Legs' that you might have, and you will build some nice Lean Muscle in your Legs. Sounds good, huh??

Step One: Pull the Bench into the Middle of the room, so you have lots of space. Put on some great Music -- I love The Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani and 'Drop it Like It's Hot' by Snoop Dogg, but put on whatever makes you want to move...

Step Two: Set the Weight on it's End, so you can grasp it between your feet. If you are lucky enough to have someone help you with this, have them 'Place the Weight' in the Arch bit of your feet. Then tell them to get their hands off yer legs, you're trying to exercise ovah' here...! ha,ha! It's pretty easy to maneuver the Weight if it's 10 Pounds or less, but you really do need someone to help you when the Weight is over 25 pounds.

Step Three: You should be nice and comfortable laying on your stomach, by now, and up on your elbows. I'm only looking up for the picture, but normally you just look down or at your Dog (or other cute Pet), if they have found you while you're exercising! If you click to Enlarge the lower picture on the Right -- you'll see Tia coming over for a wee cuddle while I'm exercising!

Step Four: Slowly Raise and Lower the Weight, using a Full Extension. Let your feet go toward your Behind, then right back down almost to the floor. It's a good stretch, and great for developing nice Lean Muscles. I would Start with 3 Sets of 10 Repetitions. When you are finding that too easy, increase it to 3 Sets of 20 Reps. I like to do 2 Sets of 50 Reps, but that's because I've been doing these Exercises for a long time.

To add extra weight, I wear the 'wrap around' Ankle Weights to make the Weight a little Heavier. As you increase the amount of Weight you use, you might want to wrap your Ankles with an extra Sock -- men's socks work well because they are bigger and will tuck in around your ankle.

I'm wearing Running Shoes in the pictures on my Site, but generally I like to just wear Socks -- I find it easier to feel the weight between my feet. When you are using Weights that are 25 pounds or more, though, you have to wear Running Shoes or you could get hurt.

Oh, and very slowly lower the Weight to the floor when you are done, so you don't drop the Weight on the floor. That won't work out well! You can set it down on it's End, then it will lightly go on the floor from there. You might want to put a Towel under the weight if you are afraid of anything happening to the floor!

In between Sets, pick up a couple of 3 or 5 Pound Weights, and do a 'Butterfly Move' to work on your Arms in the same work-out. Put the Weights in front of your waist, raise them up in a big sweeping motion over your head, then slowly back down. Just do 10 reps in between each Set of the Anti-Cellulite Exercises, and you'll be in great shape in no time at all!

See ya', stooopid cellulite! Be gone, and don't be back!!

By Ailsa Forshaw



          OM : Le prix de Thauvin fixé, la porte n’est pas fermée   

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          Four Powerful Tricks for Successful Lucid Dreaming   

By definition, Lucid Dreaming means "conscious awareness during the dream state." But how can this be? Every book I've ever read on dreaming has described the dream state as being an entry into the unconscious, so how can you possibly be conscious during dreaming, and be able to enter your dreams. It's an interesting theory, and I've discovered some very positive information that will help you in your Lucid dreaming attempts.

Can you be Conscious while Accessing the Subconscious?

According to Charles McPhee in his book "Stop Sleeping Through your Dreams," the answer to the question on consciousness during sleep is a resounding NO! "Our ability for consciousness-our ability to achieve reflectivity in our minds-is specifically denied us during dream sleep. Single-mindedness is a quality that defines dream experience." If you had the ability to reflect in a dream, you would recognize instantly that you were dreaming, and wake-up, and this is why it becomes difficult to judge and evaluate our dream experience.

An important event occurs with our muscle system with the onset of dream sleep. The main motor neurons of the body are inhibited, which prevents us from "physically" acting out dreams - you wouldn't want to actually leap out of bed and start flying around the house; this would create chaos everywhere at night and you would wake up exhausted. Unfortunately, after the motor neurons are shut down, so is the ability for consciousness during dream sleep.

100 Minutes a Night for Lucid Dreaming

When we first awaken from dream sleep, we will have a good chance of recalling our dreams, whereas if awakened from any other stage, we will not even remember dreaming. We enter various stages of sleep during 90-minute cycles all through the night (you can test this by checking the clock before you go to sleep at night, and again when you awaken during the middle of the night.) This means that if you sleep for six hours a night, you will have four "dream cycles" which you can access for information or fun (most people dream an average of 100 minutes a night). In the book "Directed Dreaming," you discover how to ask the proper questions of your dreams in order to receive problem solving information and direction for your life; now you can go one step further and discover how to step into random dreams to find out what clues they are trying to give you.

Trick # 1 - The First Step

The first step to becoming lucid during dreaming is to start trying to recall the previous nights dreams. This takes practice, but it can be accomplished. You will soon find out that if you work backward from the dream, it is easier to piece it together. This is easiest to do, of course, right after you wake up. If a dream is not written down, or recalled quickly, it will be lost forever. When you achieve the ability for lucid dreaming, you will find out that these dreams are recalled easier and do not vanish as quickly; that's where the fun in lucid dreaming comes from! What good is it if you are able to jump into your dreams and "play," then not remember anything about the experience. Remembering your lucid dreams can give you a calming feeling and something to smile about during the day. Soon, you will become aware of what you want to find out in your dreams, and you can tell yourself that the next time you have the dream where you are flying, you will remember that you are dreaming and want to participate in that adventure.

Trick #2 - The Best Time to Become Lucid

One important thing to remember about our dream cycles is that during the night, the time spent dreaming grows progressively longer with each cycle. This means that the longest stretch of dreamtime occurs just before awakening. This is the time you should concentrate on trying to become lucid. You should have tracked your dream cycles (as explained above), and determined approximately when you will reach the 4th cycle, then, when you awaken after the 3rd cycle, you can consciously tell yourself that next time you see or hear something, you will be dreaming, and you would like to be aware of this dream and enter into it.

Trick #3 - Not Sleeping!

It has been found that if you do not get enough sleep, and haven't had time to dream, your body will compensate by dreaming more! It is almost as if it's essential for us to have dream experiences. Therefore, if you are having a hard time becoming lucid in your dreams, you might want to try staying up later for a few nights, and then you will have more dream cycles as you try to "catch-up." When you have these extra dream cycles in the catch-up phase, it's a great opportunity to practice your lucid dreaming, as your cycles will be long, intense, and deep. It is more difficult to wake yourself out of sleep when the body is very tired, making this an excellent opportunity for lucidity!

Trick #4 - Associations

After you have become accustomed to writing down your dreams, it's time to pick out a few common things in the dream that will remind you that you are dreaming. For example, if you commonly dream that you are driving various kinds of sports cars, the thing to tell yourself when you are awake is that the next time you are driving a fancy car you will be dreaming. That way, you create the association in your mind to trigger the unconscious to recognize that as a dream, and help you participate. If you commonly dream of flying, that's also a good clue that you are dreaming, and if you consciously make a note of it, the next time you find yourself flying, you will wonder what you were supposed to remember about flying. If luck is on your side, this association will trigger your thinking that if you're flying, you must be dreaming, and with that instant thought, you will be able to start your adventure into that dream.

The first few times you attempt to do this, the awareness that you are dreaming may wake you up! This is because your consciousness has been activated, and in order to keep dreaming you need to stay in the subconscious. It takes practice to make the acceptance that you are dreaming into a passing thought, and just go with the flow. If you think about it too much, you will wake up (and, of course, will need to try it all over again). Again, according to McPhee, "Whatever you choose as a clue to identify your dreams, the association will carry over to your dreams. As you keep a dream journal and familiarize yourself with the content of your dreams, you can experiment with clues. Before long, the next time you take off in flight or are pursued by some familiar tormentor, there is an exceptionally good chance that you will have the associated thought, "Oh! I must be dreaming." And with this awareness, you will have successfully identified the dreamscape.

What do You Want to Find Out

After you have successfully entered your dreams, the next step is to find out what you want to accomplish by being there. Do you want to make your lucid dream into a fantasy where you physically fight off attackers, or do you want to be the fastest runner in the world and successfully outrun anything that comes after you, or would you rather have fantasies of a sexual nature? This fantasy type of lucid dreaming is fine, but what purpose does it serve? It does not help us resolve anything in real life; but it can be a good stress-reliever. A better way to work with lucid dreaming is to try to get some insight into why the conflict is occurring. If you were to stop those people who are chasing you in your dreams and talk to them, what would they say? Could they reveal to you why you are running and open up the opportunity to explore unconscious fears in real life? Since the unconscious is probably trying to tell you something, it would be best to find out what it is, so you can act on it when you wake up, and resolve these difficult situations. The more you practice, the closer you will get to resolving your issues -- and then you can go back to fantasy dreaming (my guess is that that's probably what you want to do anyway), but since you are taking your time to practice becoming lucid, you might as well make it work to your advantage every now and then.

Technology Can Help As technology advances, so does the opportunity to get help with your Lucidity. There are now high-tech devices that you can use to induce lucid dreams. Most of them can be found in New Age bookstores, or you can go to the library and find mail order catalogs that carry these devices. You can now find popular devices such as eyeshades that detect rapid eye movement and blink a red diode when you start to sleep. This red light is incorporated into the dream, and reminds the dreamer to clue in that he or she is dreaming. If you want to see more Hi-Tech devices, visit: www.reawakener.com/Lucid_Dreaming.htm

Lucid Dreaming - a Gift for Certain People?

It was once thought that lucid dreaming was a gift given only to certain people, much like true Psychics have; but this is not the case. Anyone can learn lucid dreaming; it just takes practice and time. According to Charles McPhee, you must spend the time to identify when your sleep cycles are, and when your dream cycles come. Then, as you become more aware of your sleep cycles, you can prepare mentally for those times. "When you awaken early in the morning, before you roll over and close your eyes for another cycle, be confident that your dreams are on their way. In the early morning hours, you stand on the brink of thirty to forty-minute blocks of nonstop dreamscape action. The trick, of course, is to recognize the dreamscape." (103).


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          IoT forecasts come into focus   
For years now there has been forecast after forecast predicting the size of the IoT market by the end of the decade or ten years hence. There is always a big number of connected things and impressive valuation for the sum of the whole market, and with the large mobile operators such as AT&T and Verizon now including connected things in their quarterly reports there is hard data to back up the rosy forecasts. At an editorial briefing in San Jose last month, Qualcomm executives said it is now shipping one million wireless connections per day - this certainly gives a perspective on how fast IoT can grow. The company has hundreds of OEM design wins for its MDM9206 LTE modem for IoT.

As of June 15th, the GSMA Intelligence services says there are 8,132,111,132 mobile connections, including M2M. The GSMA's online tracker further reports 5,016,263,289 unique mobile subscribers, which are assumed to mean people with at least one mobile phone and SIM card. By subtraction, this means 3.1 billion M2M connections tracked by the GSMA via their mobile operator members.

This piece collects newly published data from several sources. First, IDC recently reported that worldwide spending on the IoT will reach nearly $1.4 trillion in 2021. Second, the Cisco Visual Network Index (VNI) found that M2M connections globally will grow from 780 million in 2016 to 3.3 billion by 2021, a 34% CAGR or fourfold growth. Third, the newly published Ericsson Mobility Study finds that 70% of wide-areas IoT devices will use cellular technology in 2022. While studies from different authors will never precisely line up, this collection of data agrees that real and significant revenue from IoT for carriers has started to materialize and will grow quickly in the near term.

Highlights from IDC’s Worldwide Semi-annual IoT spending guide

The first big finding to notice in IDC's report is that worldwide spending on IoT will reach $800 billion this year, up 16.7% year over year, which means that the market this month must be worth tens of millions of dollars. These numbers are spread out amongst the hardware, software, services and connectivity that enable the IoT. This means splitting the pot between vendors such as Qualcomm, Sierra Wireless, Cisco Jasper, integration specialists, and of course carriers such as AT&T, Orange and Vodafone. There are many others that could be included on this list, especially when considering the global market.  In that sense, the $800 billion is just a starting point. IDC's forecast says that by 2021, global IoT spending will total nearly $1.4 trillion. In a press release announcing the study, IDC's Carrie MacGillivray, vice president, Internet of Things and Mobility, stated that the true value of IoT is realised when the software and services come together to enable the capture, interpretation, and action on data produced by IoT endpoints.

IDC breaks down 2017 investments in IoT as follows: manufacturing operations ($105 billion), freight monitoring ($50 billion), and production asset management ($45 billion), smart grid technologies for electricity, gas and water and smart building technologies ($56 billion and $40 billion, respectively). Looking to 2021, IDC expects these use cases will remain the largest areas of IoT spending. Smart home technologies are forecast to experience strong growth (19.8% CAGR) over the five-year forecast. The use cases that will see the fastest spending growth are airport facilities automation (33.4% CAGR), electric vehicle charging (21.1% CAGR), and in-store contextual marketing (20.2% CAGR).

IDC sees hardware as the largest IoT spending category to 2021, the last year of the forecast, when it is overtaken by the services category. This is to be expected as the various physical sensors and connectivity units must be deployed first before a service can be offered. IDC says hardware spending will be dominated by modules and sensors that connect end points to networks, while software spending will be similarly dominated by applications software. In addition, IDC says services spending will be about evenly split between ongoing and content services and IT and installation services. The fastest growing areas of technology spending are in the software category, where horizontal software and analytics software will have five-year CAGRs of 29.0% and 20.5%, respectively. Security hardware and software will also see increased investment, growing at 15.1% and 16.6% CAGRs, respectively.

Regional highlights:

•   Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, APeJ) will be the IoT investment leader throughout the forecast with spending expected to reach $455 billion in 2021.

•   The U.S. will be the second largest region with IoT spending reaching $421 billion in 2021.

•   Western Europe will reach $274 billion in 2021.

The IDC Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide is quite comprehensive, covering IoT spending for 12 technologies and 54 use cases across 20 vertical industries in eight regions and 52 countries (for more details see here: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS42799917).

Cisco looks wide with its VNI forecast

Generally speaking, Cisco's forecasts have tended to be the most optimistic. This year’s Cisco VNI indicates that its IoT coverage includes both M2M and emerging category of wearable IoT devices. M2M connections, which Cisco defines as home and office security and automation, smart metering and utilities, maintenance, building automation, automotive, healthcare and consumer electronics, are predicted to grow from 780 million in 2016 to 3.3 billion by 2021, a 34% CAGR or fourfold growth.

Wearable devices, which Cisco notes could connect and communicate to the network either directly through embedded cellular connectivity or through another device (primarily a smartphone) using WiFi, Bluetooth, or another technology, include such things as smart watches, smart glasses, heads-up displays (HUDs), health and fitness trackers, health monitors, wearable scanners and navigation devices and smart clothing. The Cisco VNI predicts that by 2021 there will be 929 million wearable devices globally, growing nearly threefold from 325 million in 2016 at a CAGR of 23%. By 2021, Cisco expects that 7% will have embedded cellular connectivity, up from 3% in 2016. As AR/VR headsets enter the market, they could start to have a tangible impact on mobile traffic.

Ericsson looks to short-range and wide-range IoT connectivity

The newly published Ericsson Mobility Report finds that at the end of 2016 there were around 0.4 billion IoT devices with cellular connections. Ericsson's study divides IoT into short-range and wide-area segments, and it provides some guidance as to how IoT is impacting the network. For instance, the report says use cases with VoLTE calls for IoT (Cat-M1) are starting to emerge. This could extend mobile voice service to IoT devices, an interesting possibility.

By 2021, Ericsson expects there will be 2.1 billion devices connected via LTE-M and NB-IoT networks, roughly a 30% CAGR from today. This trend has already started. This year, several prominent mobile operators have rolled out commercial LTE-M networks. For instance, in March, Verizon announced the commercial launch of its nationwide 4G LTE Category M1 (or Cat M1) network. The coverage spans 2.4 million square miles. Verizon will introduce low rate, multi-year plans to match the longer useful life of Cat M1 devices, including data plans that start at $2 per month per device, with customised options available for bulk activations and volume purchases. In May, AT&T followed suit by announcing the deployment of its nationwide LTE-M network ahead of schedule.


          AT&T Demos 650 Mbit/s using LTE + LAA   
AT&T and Ericsson announced that they have conducted a live LTE-LAA technology field trial, during which initial wireless data rates of more than 650 Mbit/s were achieved in downtown San Francisco.

AT&T noted that LTE-LAA technology is expected to play a key role in its push to achieve theoretical peak speeds of 1 Gbit/s at selected small cell sites by the end of this year. In addition, the technology also constitutes a key element as the operator works to upgrade the network and increase speeds in its 5G Evolution markets.

The operator stated that while 5G standards are yet to be finalised, it is seeking to lay the foundation for future wireless networks leveraging the 5G Evolution program and technologies including LTE-LAA as it aims to begin delivering 5G wireless data speeds as early as late 2018.

AT&T previously demonstrated the ultra-fast speeds enabled by LTE-LAA at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where it showed mobile user speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s utilising LTE-LAA combined with carrier aggregation, 4 x 4 MIMO and 256QAM.

LTE-LAA combines unlicensed spectrum with licensed spectrum through carrier aggregation to increase overall network capacity and enable faster, more reliable wireless speeds. The technology is designed to co-exist with other unlicensed spectrum technologies such as WiFi via a feature termed 'listen before talk', which allows fair coexistence between LTE-LAA and WiFi.



  • AT&T announced in April that as part of its 5G Evolution program it planned to begin offering higher speed, lower latency services for wireless customers with the latest devices in 20+ major metro areas by the end of the year. The new wireless capability was initially available in parts of Austin, where AT&T wireless customers with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ are able to access faster 5G Evolution Internet speeds.
  • AT&T stated at that time that the higher speed service would be expanded to Indianapolis in the summer, with plans to extend it to markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and San Francisco.

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          ZTE and China Mobile showcase 5G eMBB   
ZTE announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai the launch of a live 5G field test in Guangdong, deployed with China Mobile and designed to showcase an enhanced 5G Mobile Broadband (eMBB) experience using 100 MHz bandwidth and delivering a single-user rate of up to 2 Gbit/s.

China Mobile and ZTE conducted the 5G field test in Guangzhou University Town, selected to represent a typical high-traffic scenario and also a key 'pilot field' for enhancing the user experience in 5G eMBB scenarios. ZTE noted that its 3.5 GHz NR (new radio) base station product was used for the 5G field test in Guangzhou.

For the next stage of testing, the companies will carry out multi-site networking tests to evaluate wireless coverage, throughput, mobility, delay and other 5G networking indicators.

As one of China Mobile's strategic 5G partners, ZTE is providing the operator with a range of products, including 5G RANs and virtual core networks (VCNs). In addition, ZTE has been providing support for research covering key technologies, the definition of product specifications and testing of pilot networks to help China Mobile meet its strategic goals.

ZTE and China Mobile have previously carried out collaboration in the areas of 2G, 3G and 4G, as well as currently into 5G. As part of this work, in 2016 ZTE signed a 5G strategic cooperation memorandum with China Mobile, and ZTE's Pre5G massive MIMO base stations have been deployed into the existing network of China Mobile.


* In February this year, ZTE, Qualcomm and China Mobile jointly announced that they planned to conduct interoperability tests based on 5G NR specifications and over the air (OTA) field tests designed to facilitate large-scale verification and commercialisation of the 5G NR technology. ZTE noted that in 2017 it initiated the non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) project, a core element of the 5G NR program.

* Recently, ZTE and China Mobile Quanzhou Branch announced the commercial deployment of 3D-MIMO, also termed Pre5G massive MIMO, in the city of Quanzhou, Fujian province. ZTE stated that with 16 commercial terminals connected, it achieved single-carrier downlink peak cell rate of 730 Mbit/s, with a single-carrier 16-stream downlink peak rate using 3D-MIMO of up to 700 Mbit/s. In addition, a three-carrier rate of up to 2.1 Gbit/s was achieved.


          T-Mobile trials LAA enabling 741 Mbit/s data rate on commercial network in LA   
Deutsche Telekom unit T-Mobile in the U.S., serving nearly 73 million customers, has announced what it claims is a network first with the demonstration of a mobile broadband data session live in the field utilising License Assisted Access (LAA) on its commercial network.

The field testing, which was launched in Los Angeles, achieved a 741 Mbit/s download speed using 80 MHz of aggregated spectrum.

T-Mobile also claims to have become the first national U.S. wireless carrier to make LTE-U available to its customers. LTE-U uses publicly available 5 GHz airwaves to increase existing LTE capacity and enhance the performance of its advanced 4G LTE network. T-Mobile LTE-U technology is now live in select locations in Bellevue, Washington, Brooklyn, New York, Dearborn, Michigan, Las Vegas, Nevada, Richardson, Texas and Simi Valley, California.

For T-Mobile customers in these locations, LTE-U is available immediately to users with compatible smartphones. The company noted that LTE-U provides similar speed and capacity increases as the technologies it introduced in the fall of 2016, when it launched carrier aggregation, 256QAM and 4 x 4 MIMO, while utilising less licensed spectrum.

T-Mobile noted that the FCC announced it would permit LTE in unlicensed spectrum earlier this year, thereby allowing wireless providers to use unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz band that is often under-utilised. T-Mobile then began to rollout new network hardware to support LTE in unlicensed spectrum. LTE-U and LAA-enabled devices and equipment share under-utilised unlicensed spectrum without affecting other users on the same band, including those using conventional WiFi.

The company stated that LAA enables greater carrier aggregation than LTE-U, allowing mobile operators to combine larger amounts of unlicensed and licensed spectrum. T-Mobile added that as part of its plans to further densify its mobile network, it will begin deploying small cells featuring LAA functionality later in 2017.



  • T-Mobile confirmed in February that that it was deploying LTE-U technology following FCC certification of suitable equipment from strategic partners Ericsson and Nokia. At that time, the operator stated that using LTE-U it would enable customers to utilise the first 20 MHz of under-utilised unlicensed spectrum on the 5 GHz band to gain LTE capacity.



          ABI forecasts $1.7bn market over 5 yrs for unlicensed/shared spectrum   
According to ABI Research's latest Network Evolution in Unlicensed and Shared Spectrum report, which explores the use of unlicensed and shared spectrum, technologies enabling the utilisation of this spectrum type are not only attracting interest from established mobile network operators for low cost network densification, but also from new entrants to the market.

ABI finds that this interest is due to the opportunities that the network technologies offer for densification, neutral hosts, as well as enterprise and private network operators. The research firm predicts that new LTE unlicensed and shared spectrum technologies will create a $1.7 billion hardware market over the next 5 years encompassing LTE Unlicensed, CBRS (citizens broadband radio service) and MulteFire technology.

ABI notes that as a result of the power restrictions inherent with unlicensed and shared spectrum, the technologies are most suitable for small cell indoor or venue deployments. Based on low or no spectrum acquisition costs, plus deployment economics comparable to WiFi, ABI forecasts that demand for in-building wireless penetration in the mid-sized and enterprise verticals will increase dramatically and account for more than half of in-building small cell shipments in 2021.

The research firm reports that numerous companies are developing in technology in this area, ranging from the Spectrum Access System (SAS) providers and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) operators for CBRS, including Alphabet, CommScope, Federated Wireless, to small cell and infrastructure vendors such as BaiCells, Casa Systems, Ericsson, Huawei, ip.access, Nokia, Ruckus and SpiderCloud.

With regards to CBRS, which uses the 3.5 GHz band, ABI notes that an indication that the technology will transform the in-building wireless and mobile industries is that the CBRS Alliance, which advocates for CBRS technology, counts as members all four major U.S. mobile operators, namely AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as major MSOs, Comcast and Charter Communications, plus Google, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm.

Commenting on the report, Nick Marshall, research director at ABI Research, said, "LTE-U/LAA appeals to MNOs planning to densify but with insufficient spectrum or the capex to acquire it… while MulteFire and CBRS promise low network build-out costs with economics that threaten to disrupt the DAS market... the technologies appeal to service providers as CBRS pioneers a significant change in spectrum management…. (and) traditional spectrum refarming cannot match the mobile broadband throughput demands with the migration to 5G".



          Una mattina in cantiere...al 'Moccagatta'. Stadio pronto prima del previsto?   
A tre settimane dall'inizio dei lavori le ditte appaltatrici procedono senza sosta: abbattuti rettilineo e parterre, a buon punto i bagni sotto la Nord e le ristrutturazioni dei locali interni. Vaio, responsabile commerciale dell'Alessandria: "A Vercelli vorremmo giocare una sola partita"
          Comment on Celgard: Important Challenge to the Federal Circuit’s Pervasive No-Opinion Judgments by Ned Heller   
Guest, you are right that it ties in to the fundamental issue of whether the PTO has jurisdiction to reexamine the validity of an issued patent. But, one of the bases for the decision of the Supreme Court in McCormick Harvesting that the government could not cancel the claims in an issued patent was because the government did not even have standing in a court of law to seek cancellation for invalidity -- referring to cases involving land patents and not, for some reason, to US v. American Bell that it decided earlier in that same year. (And this is a puzzle.) Chicken and the egg.
          The FDA Owes Patients Improved Medical Device Regulation After Dr. Amy Reed's Death   
After surgery with a power morcellator spread an aggressive cancer and caused a patient's death, gaps in the FDA's regulation of medical devices have come under fire by patient advocates and public health groups.
          LIRR nightmare continues with power outage in Penn station   
Power is out to a dozen tracks at Penn Station, causing major delays for Long Island Rail Road commuters. At least six trains have already been cancelled for the evening commute, and the MTA is anticipating more delays and cancellations, officials said. “We are advising riders to anticipate the possibility of cancellation and delays because...
          German lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in landmark vote   
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament backed the legalization of same-sex marriage on Friday in a historic vote hailed by gay activists and leftist parties but criticized by some in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative bloc and by the Catholic Church.

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          Plants Vs Zombies - Integration Engineer (Temporary) - Electronic Arts - Burnaby, BC   
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           Impact of polymer-modified gold nanoparticles on brain endothelial cells : exclusion of endoplasmic reticulum stress as a potential risk factor    
Anspach, Laura, Unger, Ronald E., Brochhausen, Christoph, Gibson, Matthew I., Klok, Harm-Anton, Kirkpatrick, C. James and Freese, Christian. (2016) Impact of polymer-modified gold nanoparticles on brain endothelial cells : exclusion of endoplasmic reticulum stress as a potential risk factor. Nanotoxicology . ISSN 1743-5390 (In Press)
           Uptake and cytotoxicity of citrate-coated gold nanospheres : comparative studies on human endothelial and epithelial cells    
Freese, Christian, Uboldi, Chiara, Gibson, Matthew I., Unger, Ronald E., Weksler, Babette B., Romero, Ignacio A., Couraud, Pierre-Olivier and Kirkpatrick, C. J. (C. James). (2012) Uptake and cytotoxicity of citrate-coated gold nanospheres : comparative studies on human endothelial and epithelial cells. Particle and Fibre Toxicology, Vol.9 (No.1). p. 23. ISSN 1743-8977
           Epstein-Barr virus-encoded EBNA1 inhibits the canonical NF-κB pathway in carcinoma cells by inhibiting IKK phosphorylation    
Valentine, Robert, Dawson, Christopher W., Hu, Chunfang, Shah, Khilan M., Owen, Thomas J., Date, Kathryn L., Maia, Sonia P., Shao, Jianyong, Arrand, J. R. (John R.), Young, Lawrence S. and O'Neil, John D.. (2010) Epstein-Barr virus-encoded EBNA1 inhibits the canonical NF-κB pathway in carcinoma cells by inhibiting IKK phosphorylation. Molecular Cancer, Vol.9 (No.1). p. 1. ISSN 1476-4598
          Global Therapeutic Vaccines Market to Grow at a CAGR of 62.81 Percent over the Period 2013-2018   

A therapeutic vaccine is a biological combination developed to improve immunity by inducing an attack against a diseased cell or tissue. This differs from prophylactic vaccines, which are administered to an individual with a disease in order to induce a defense mechanism.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/25/2014 -- A therapeutic vaccine is a biological combination developed to improve immunity by inducing an attack against a diseased cell or tissue. This differs from prophylactic vaccines, which are administered to an individual with a disease in order to induce a defense mechanism. There are two approved cancer therapeutic vaccines on the market; Provenge and Oncophage. Additionally, a large number of therapeutic vaccines are under clinical development and are expected to be approved for use during the forecast period.

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TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Therapeutic Vaccines market to grow at a CAGR of 62.81 percent over the period 2013-2018.

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This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Therapeutic Vaccine market for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of various therapeutic vaccines available in the market.

TechNavio's report, the Global Therapeutic Vaccines Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Therapeutic Vaccines market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key Regions:

- Americas
- EMEA
- APAC

Key Vendors:

- Agenus Inc.
- Bavarian Nordic A/S.
- Dendreon Corp.
- GlaxoSmithKline plc
- Novartis International AG

Other Prominent Vendors:

- AFFiRiS AG.
- Argos Therapeutics Inc.
- Celldex Therapeutics Inc.
- CEL-SCI Corp.
- Cytos Biotechnology AG
- GlobeImmune Inc.
- NewLink Genetics Corp.
- NovaRx Corp.
- Oncothyreon Inc.
- TVAX Biomedical Inc.
- TapImmune Inc.
- Vical Inc.
- Vaccinogen Inc.

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          Global Generic Drugs Market 2014-2018   

Global Generic Drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 11.02 percent over the period 2013-2018

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/22/2014 -- TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Generic Drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 11.02 percent over the period 2013-2018. The patent expiry of top-selling drugs is one of the major drivers contributing to the growth of this market. The market is also witnessing an increase in mergers and acquistions. However, intense competition among vendors could squeeze profit margins, increase pricing pressure, and pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

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TechNavio's report, the Global Generic Drugs Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market in the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Generic Drugs market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Key vendors dominating this space include Actavis plc, Mylan Inc., Novartis International AG (Sandoz), STADA Arzneimittel AG, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Other vendors mentioned in the report are 3SBio Inc., Amgen Inc., Apotex Inc., AstraZeneca plc, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Baxter International Inc., Berlin-Chemie AG, Biocon Ltd., Biogen Idec Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Celltrion Inc., Cipla Ltd., Coherus Biosciences Inc., Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd., Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Gedeon Richter plc, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Hospira Inc., Impax Laboratories Inc., Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Lupin Ltd., Merck & Co. Inc., Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp., Par Pharmaceutical Inc., Pfizer Inc., Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., Roche Holding AG, Sanofi S.A., Wockhardt Ltd., and Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

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Key questions answered in this report:

What will the market size and growth rate be in 2018?
What are the key market trends?
What is driving this market?
What are the challenges to market growth?
Who are the key vendors in this market space?
What are the market opportunities and threats faced by key vendors?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of each of these key vendors?

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          Good Foods For Health and Keeping the Weight Off   
Here are five "good for you" foods that will fill you full of nutrients, fill you up (to help you lose weight easier and quicker), and provide plenty of antioxidant fighting power to help prevent disease -- even the simple common cold.




1. Papaya




An untapped treasure of nutrients. One-half of this exotic fruit provides almost as much potassium as a banana and more than 100% of the USRDA for vitamin C. It's also a good source of the cancer-fighting beta-carotene. Plus, papaya is also low in calories for its bulk and size. 1 papaya = only 58 calories, 15 grams of carbohydrates, and plenty of fiber (1 papaya has over 12% of your daily recommended allowance).




Papaya is also an excellent source of natural digestive enzymes. Giving your digestive system a little help with your 5-6 meals a day eating pattern is a smart thing to do. Folic acid is another strong point for papaya as it contains 15% of the USRDA.




2. Kiwi




The strange little fruit in the fuzzy brown wrapper imported from New Zealand proves that good things come in small packages. Each sweet and tangy kiwi fruit provides 100% of the USRDA for vitamin C and 12% of your daily fiber requirement. For a powerful antioxidant punch, kiwi fruit is right up there at the top of the list.




3. Essential Fats




The best sources of this "can't live without" nutrient are fish and plant sources (such as flax seed). Also, another great way to get it is to supplement with carefully pressed oils. The FLORA COMPANY makes the best ones; they invented the extraction process of getting oil from the seeds without using heat (heat destroys the beneficial effects of essential fats).




Finally, don't be scared of the word fat. This type of fat actually helps you lose fat. Salud!




4. Cottage Cheese




Cottage cheese has long been known as the "dieter's friend". And it deserves its reputation as the one food a dieter should never be without. It is one of the most bioavailable sources of protein available. There are few better protein sources for building muscle and helping you lose fat.




And it's in the "helping you lose fat" department where it shines. You see, almost all dairy foods contain a very powerful substance called CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). Numerous studies have revealed the powerful fat-inducing and muscle building effects of this compound.




However, with the push for lower fat foods over the past couple of decades, including low-fat dairy, the amount of CLA we get today pales in comparison to what we used to receive. You see, CLA is found in high concentrations in the fat of dairy products. And with the push to lower our overall fat intake we inadvertently are also lowering our CLA intake as well.




This is not insignificant, as the studies on CLA have shown it is a very powerful fat loss stimulator. Animals and human subjects supplementing with CLA have shown over a 60%+ decrease in body fat.




This is one of the reasons I recommend full-fat, not low-fat, cottage cheese. The fat in the cottage cheese contains high amounts of the CLA that will help you lose body fat and gain lean muscle (another beneficial effect the studies discovered).




If your overall diet is derived from mostly natural foods that contain little fat then eating full-fat cottage cheese will still place you far below the amounts typically eaten by most people. Plus, the fat it does contain promotes fat loss.




Finally, the protein found in cottage cheese contains 2 important muscle-building properties.




First, it contains high amounts of Glutamine, which is the most abundant amino acid in your body. It is extremely important to make sure you get enough glutamine in your diet because of the high demand for it by your body. If not supplied by your diet your body will pull it from other areas in your body high in glutamine. And this is practically any muscle group in your body. This can potentially compromise the lean muscle you're trying desperately hard to increase.




Finally, cottage cheese is composed of effective combinations of whey and casein protein. Whey is a fast acting protein that, when eaten, gets into your bloodstream very quickly. Casein is a much slower, timed-release type of protein. It's important to get both of these as they each have unique benefits that will help build muscle quicker and more effectively than most any other natural protein source.




5. Protein Powders




Protein powders are probably the food product most responsible for building better bodies than any other supplement in the world. And I say this with conviction. From numerous studies and real-world experience, an increased protein intake ALWAYS leads to greater muscularity and increased lean muscle mass, especially for those that were not supplementing with protein powder supplements before. The effect, in most cases, is very dramatic.




Increasing one's protein intake is a very reliable way to increase lean muscle accretion on your body. Most people don't take this serious enough. They think, "I get plenty of protein from the foods I eat."




Nothing could be further from the truth. In order to put serious amounts of lean muscle on your body you have to supplement with much more protein than the USRDA recommends (and even women want to build as much lean muscle tissue as they can - more muscle helps burn more fat).




Of course it's assumed you're also employing a serious weight-training program as well. Extra protein all by itself will do very little to build more muscle tissue. You have to create the demand in the weight room in order to use the extra protein to rebuild your muscles.




Even if you've been taking in 1 gram of protein for every pound of bodyweight in the past, once you up your protein intake into the neighborhood of 1 to 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight, you should see immediate results.




Your muscles will feel fuller and harder, and you should also feel leaner. A higher protein intake (as long as carbohydrates are kept in check) almost always leads to increased muscularity and reduced body fat.


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          Global Synthetic Biology Market (Products, Technologies, Applications and Geography) - Reports and Intelligence   

Global Synthetic Biology Market (Products, Technologies, Applications and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/03/2014 -- Synthetic biology is a novel field that finds its origin at the intersection of biology and engineering. It's a multidisciplinary effort made by scientists to understand the functioning of biological organisms, cells & genes and implementation of artificial genetic processes to give specific characteristics to an organism. It can even be used to develop a completely new biological system. Global synthetic biology market was valued at $3.0 billion in 2013 and it is estimated to reach $38.7 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 44.2% during the forecast period.

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Synthetic Biology Technology market is segmented into enabling technology and enabled technology. Synthetic Biology Enabling technologies segment is growing at a faster rate, and growing at a CAGR of 48.6% during the forecast period.

Synthetic Biology Application market is segmented into research & development, chemicals, agriculture, pharmaceuticals & diagnostics, biofuels and others (biotechnology and biomaterials). Biofuels is the fastest growing segment at a CAGR of 85.2% during the forecast period.

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Synthetic Biology product market is segmented into enabling products, enabled products and core products. Enabling product is the fastest growing segment at a CAGR of 53.7% during the forecast period.

Assistance from government and private organizations, rising number of entities conducting research and declining cost of DNA sequencing and synthesizing are key driving factors of the market. Governments are providing funds to research organizations, assisting them to find novel applications of synthetic biology. Bio-safety & bio-security issues, ethical issues and regulations are key retraining factors of the market. The fact that synthetic biology can be misused has raised concerns all around the world. Further, there are possibilities of accidental release of pathogens or genetically modified organisms into free atmosphere.

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          Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics and Technologies Market   

Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics and Technologies Market - Global Share, Industry Overview, Analysis, Growth, Trends Opportunities and Forecast 2012 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/28/2014 -- Non-invasive diagnostic is a process of identifying the disease conditions with minimal incision in body during diagnosis. The global market for diagnostic/in-vitro diagnostics valued at $49.2 billion in 2012, which shows potential for market growth, especially in chronic diseases. Non-invasive cancer diagnostics is gaining importance over conventional diagnosis due to increase in incidences of chronic cancer such as breast cancer, and lung cancer. According to American Cancer Society, there were more than 1,660,290 new cases diagnosed in 2013.

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Commercialization of non-invasive cancer diagnosis is possible due to completion of Human Genome Project (HGP) that gives enormous diagnostic information based on genomic and proteomic. Increase in stringent regulatory guidelines and cost associated with diagnostics is hindering the growth of non-invasive cancer diagnostic market. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance regulations for monitoring non-invasive diagnostics are issued by FDA, Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Social Security Administration (SSA).

The global non-invasive market has a huge potential in developing countries; however, cost of diagnosis is creating hurdles to tap this market. Hence, to overcome this problem, the diagnostic market has to be analyzed by the developing countries such as China, Japan, and India. This report provides key market drivers that are driving the market with impact analysis. The report gives intelligence about key regulatory guidelines issued by respective governments.

Key companies included in report are Precision Therapeutics, A&G Pharmaceutical, Affymetrix Inc., AVIVA Biosciences Corporation, BIOVIEW Inc., Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Cancer Genetics Inc., Digene Corporation, Gen-Probe Incorporated

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-Key developmental strategies adopted by top market players engaged in this business so that companies involved in development non-invasive cancer diagnostic device can get competitive intelligence of their competitors

-Market estimation for therapeutics techniques and geographic segment is derived from current market scenario and expected market trends

-Market attractiveness analysis has been included for various product segments, therapeutics, techniques and geographic regions with detailed analysis of factors responsible for rapid growth of the market segments

-In depth analysis of key market drivers, restraints and opportunities of non-invasive cancer diagnostic market with impact analysis

-Value chain analysis, Porter's five force model, top investment pockets (GE9 Cell Matrix) are analyzed and presented in detail in the report so that the decision makers can receive clear picture of cancer diagnosis market

KEY MARKET SEGMENTS

GLOBAL MARKET, BY THERAPEUTICS

- Solid tumors
- Blood cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Others

GLOBAL MARKET, BY TECHNIQUES

- Clinical Chemistry
- Immunochemistry/Immunoassay
- Molecular Diagnostics
- Other Clinical Instruments

GLOBAL MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY

- North America
- Europe
- Asia-Pacific
- RoW

KEY AUDIENCES

- Medical devices manufacturing companies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Government and Private Research Institutes
- Academic Institutes

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           Expression, intracellular targeting and purification of HIV Nef variants in tobacco cells    
Marusic, Carla, Nuttall, James, Buriani, Giampaolo , Lico, Chiara, Lombardi, Raffaele , Baschieri , Selene, Benvenuto, Eugenio and Frigerio, Lorenzo. (2007) Expression, intracellular targeting and purification of HIV Nef variants in tobacco cells. BMC Biotechnology, Vol.7 (No.12). ISSN 1472-6750
          Comment on RA: Providers Met 4G Requirements For The AC by James   
My phone never worked in dockyard at the village. Only on wifi. Anytime there is a crowd I just cannot dial. Cell one. How they call that a success I don't know.
          10 Classic New Jersey Attractions You Should Revisit   
What comes to mind when you think of classic New Jersey attractions? Chances are, the places in your memory are still in existence today. New Jersey is filled with classic attractions that families and visitors have enjoyed for decades. Why not make some plans to revisit them this year?


1. Land of Make Believe - Hope, NJ

I asked a few friends on Facebook if I could borrow their photos from Land of Make Believe (lovingly referred to as LoMB) and so many people came forward with pictures of their fun times that I had trouble choosing which shots to use! This classic New Jersey attraction, located in Hope, New Jersey, has been in business for over 60 years. Featuring rides, roller coasters, a water park, picnic area and more. Families have loved this place for generations. Cleanliness, location, family-friendly activities and good value are just some of the reasons why LoMB has been a classic staple in New Jersey family travels for so many years!

Photo cred thanks to L. Soos, S. Ho-Tai, S. Wright, H. Sherwin and J. Augustine

2. Space Farms Zoo & Museum - Sussex, NJ

Ask most New Jersey residents if they have been to Space Farms Zoo and Museum, and they usually answer with a smile. Space Farms had its humble beginnings in 1927, and the Space family has maintained it ever since. I can still vividly remember our first class field trip there in the mid-1980's, when Goliath the bear was still alive. Visitors will find it largely unchanged since the past, featuring acres of animals, picnic areas, a museum, classic cars and so much more. Check out their website or read my blog post review about this unforgettable New Jersey location.


3. Turtle Back Zoo - West Orange, NJ

Turtle Back Zoo opened in 1963, and it was also a favorite field trip location for many children back in the 1970's and 80's (and still, today!). The zoo has come a long way since its early days, with expansions, aquariums, additions and play areas included for children. You can still find giant turtles in their midst, as well as their famous wandering peacocks (but leave them alone, please!). You also can't forget family favorites like the train ride, pony rides, and the beautiful carousel. Turtle Back Zoo is open year round, and in my opinion, is one of the best classic New Jersey attractions out there. Read my blog post all about the zoo, or visit their website to find out more information.


4. Wild West City - Stanhope, NJ

What I remember most about Wild West City is the TV commercial (or radio commercial) that played over and over again during the late 1970's and early 80's. It featured the voice and piano playing of New Jersey's own Uncle Floyd, if you remember him. They still use this song on Wild West City's website, if you feel the need for a flashback! Like most New Jersey classic attractions, it hasn't changed much since you last visited! It has been family owned and operated on and off since 1956, and features live-action shows, stagecoach rides, pony rides, train rides, panning for gold, mini golf, and a whole lot more. Guests should know that they still reenact legendary western gunfights in a safe manner (you can read all about their gun policy here). One of the best things about Wild West City is that there really isn't anything else like it in New Jersey, so catch it while you can.

photo cred J. Caramucci

5. Lucy the Elephant, Margate, NJ

There are classic lighthouses and monuments in New Jersey, but Lucy the Elephant takes the cake. Built in the 1800's, you can purchase a guided tour to see what's inside this cheeky elephant. If you prefer to walk around outside of her and take photos, you can do that for free (there is also a gift shop, which I hear has some adorable memorabilia), but I recommend the tour as you get to see some great views from Lucy's height! It's right by the ocean and there is a little snack shop and outdoor seating, too. Check their website for operating hours and ticket info.

Photo cred S. Wright

Photo cred S. Wright

6. Storybook Land - Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Storybook Land has been operational since 1955. That's over 60 years of entertainment in The Garden State! Visitors fondly recall its whimsical statues of fairytale friends, and get a kick out of posing their children next to familiar sites from their own childhood. Everything at Storybook Land seems to have a cute, retro feel to it, from snack shops shaped like a watering can to colorful trains picking up passengers. They are open Fall and Winter, too, with wonderful displays at Christmastime. At Storybook Land, you pay one admission price for unlimited rides, and their location nestled in the trees keeps you cool in the summertime, too.

photo cred R. Levitan

7. Christmas Ice Caverns - Fairfield, NJ

The Christmas Ice Caverns in Fairfield are near and dear to my heart. This adorable, animated Christmas display has been entertaining visitors since 1972. Generations of families return every season to see the new additions and to throw their pennies into its magical wishing waters. Guests walk through an indoor 'cavern' (a path, basically) to view all of the displays, and can even meet Santa at the end of the journey. Admission cost is ridiculously low, and kids of all ages seem to enjoy what it offers. Read all about this classic Christmas display in my blog post, or visit the Ice Caverns website for more information about their operating hours.


8. Sterling Hill Mining Museum - Ogdensburg

Let's face it, rocks are cool. Mines are even cooler. Rocks, minerals, and mines in our own state with a rich history are the coolest of all. The history of Sterling Hill Mining Museum is so long and complex that I would fail to do it justice here. So I urge you to read all about its history on their website and then plan your own visit here. There's so much to do and see, including a tour of the mine, a museum, an observatory, memorials, fossils, collections and more. There's a snack bar and panning, as well as a cool museum store and fluorescent rocks.

photo cred. L. Schwartz

9. Waterloo Village - Stanhope, NJ 

Waterloo Village in Stanhope is open to the public for walking, hiking and exploring. If you've visited before, you might remember this little restored village, featuring a 400-year old Lenape establishment and a little port along the Morris Canal. There's a blacksmith shop, general store, sawmills, gristmills and even historic houses. It's still a popular site for field trips, and they hold many educational workshops and events throughout the year. Check their Facebook page for more information!

photo by Chuck Walsh, Wikimedia Commons

10. Bowcraft Amusement Park - Scotch Plains

Bowcraft Amusement Park may be small, but it's a fun place to spend your day. The history of the park dates back to 1946, and even included a miniature golf course in the 1980's (that was later removed to add more parking). Classic, fun rides and a convenient location to the highway make this a favorite spot for kids and families. Bowcraft is a great location for birthday parties and events, and they even hold special seasonal activities like Easter egg hunts and a Sukkos spectacular for Jewish guests.

photo cred M. Augustine

One last thing to note is that the New Jersey shore is filled with classic attractions. When I asked friends and family about their favorite vintage New Jersey sites, many of them mentioned shore arcades, rides, piers and boardwalks. There were so many, I figured they deserve a post of their own. So stay tuned for classic New Jersey Shore attractions, coming soon!
          Crushing and recycling factories make building waste into treasure   

Our company has developed and developed a series of construction waste crusher, which has greatly expanded the concept of coarse crushing and fine crushing operations. The modular installation mode maximizes the user's needs. Greatly reduce the energy consumption at startup. The crushing station can be combined into two crushing systems of coarse crushing and fine crushing according to the actual demand, and can be combined into three crushing systems of coarse, medium and fine, which has high flexibility.
The disposal of construction waste is becoming a new hot market, in order to better city building garbage disposal service, combined with our many years of international break the latest concept of crushing equipment in the development of the concept, the development of a new generation of portable crusher plant with independent intellectual property rights. Equipped with efficient diesel electric dual power system, the main engine starts with electric power, long service life and high reliability. Truly provide customers with simple, efficient, low-cost project operating hardware facilities. Simple and compact layout of facilities, expanding the space of materials stacking and transshipment. Think about what kind of life it would be if one day you were surrounded by solid waste and no flowers. Only a trailer traction, you can quickly enter the market, greatly eliminating the initial infrastructure investment, reduce the additional costs of material transportation.
Construction waste landfill is one of the most primitive and the most backward practices, lost not only farmland, homes, but also a resource. It is a product of international competitiveness. It can achieve high yield, good grain size and excellent grading effect. At the same time, it can greatly improve the recycling efficiency of solid waste, and promote the sustainable development of economic recycling. The purpose of this concept is designed with the client's position, to eliminate the broken ground leveling, environmental pollution, after the completion of the land rehabilitation, complicated and complex logistics base Jian to customers breaking barriers, as the primary solution.


          Indian-Americans and Spelling Bees: Adding some nuance   
It's that time of the year again. The only night of the year when desi people dominate ESPN primetime in the United States. The Scripps National Spelling Bee. Yet again, the winner...or rather co-winners..came from the families of Indian immigrants.

This has been happening for over a decade now, and every year, the aftermath of the Bee in Indian media and Indian and Indian-origin social media follows a similar pattern. There are a few think pieces about why Indian-Americans are so good at spelling bees. Some folks go all uber-patriotic extolling the superior virtues of our intellectual tradition and what not (cue...Bhaaaaarrrraat maaata kiiii.......). And some folks sneer, indulging in a mild form of communal self-loathing. I don't have kids but my close Indian-American friends who do are very emphatic about how they will not make...or even let their kids participate in something as nerdy and inherently uncool as a spelling bee.

Through Twitter I came across this post that quotes Varun Grover's interview in the excellent excellent documentary I Am Offended (do watch if you haven't) which references spelling bees. That blog, and Varun in that documentary, are making a larger point about how the Indian education system is centered around rote learning, stifling creativity and basically preparing "middle managers". And that the success in spelling bees is a symptom of that.

While I agree with Varun and Auctorly on the larger problem, I don't think it is correct to link spelling bees to that problem. I see where they are coming from, and the reason for that is a couple of myths about spelling bees in general which merit some attention.

Myth #1 Spelling Bees are all about memorizing thousands and thousands and thousands of words, and regurgitating them on stage.

I used to think the same way, but it's not really that way. A few years ago, I had a long chat with a student of mine (I am a college professor) who in her school days had participated in the spelling bee. She didn't win, but talked to me about how much fun it was, and ended up giving me a different perspective on this activity that I too once sneered at. Then I read some more about it, watched the documentary Spellbound, talked to some more students over the years, and I think it is necessary to add some nuance to how we view the "sport".

Spelling bee as a contest is more about pattern recognition than just rote memorization. Don't get me wrong. Of course it is important to know and remember many many words to participate in a spelling bee. But the same is true of scrabble. Or crosswords. Or trivia quizzing. Heck, memorization is key even in chess. A serious chess player will have thousands of moves and games memorized.

Just like all those activities/sports, spelling bee is about, yes, having a memory bank of relevant information, but at the top level, it is often about recognizing patterns, working out clues, and then formulating an answer by accessing the relevant information from your brain.

You know how the kids ask for meaning, language of origin, use it in a sentence etc etc? It is not for theater. It has important information, and many times, can even help you make an educated guess at the spelling of a word you've never heard of by using what is basically pattern recognition.

Let me give you an example about how I, without memorizing any words, was able to correctly guess one of the words in the final this year. The word was chremslach. When it was first uttered, I thought it would start with "Kr" and maybe end with "che" or "kh". Then I heard that the word was Yiddish. And the meaning was a kind of passover pastry. Instantly I thought of a pastry that a Jewish deli near my house excels at - rugelach. The end sounded the same. So it had to end in -lach. And the different pronunciations of the starting syllable suggested chr not Kr. The repeated usage by the moderator further confirmed what I had in my mind. A pattern emerged and voila. There the spelling was.

I felt thrilled at having worked it out before the contestant answered. It was a thrill similar to the one I get as a trivia quizzer when I crack a cleverly framed Final Jeopardy style "workout-able" question. Or the thrill I get when I crack a particularly cryptic clue in crosswords.

The aforementioned student kept stressing about how much fun the whole thing was for her. She said it was a form of solving puzzles. And I saw what she meant. I asked her, isn't it boring to memorize thousands and thousands of words. She said no, she LOVES words (sidenote - she always wrote the most well-crafted and thoughtful term papers in my class). And again, I see her point.

When you enjoy any activity built on pattern recognition so much that you want to seriously compete in it, you don't think of the underlying memorization as a drab chore. I like to play scrabble semi-competitively, and it is fun for me to have those cruel 2 letter words memorized so I can gain advantage on the board despite not having great tiles. And I'm sure poker players don't think of probability calculations as mundane.

Myth #2 These desi spelling be winners will most likely end up as middle managers, code coolies, cogs in the corporate machine....just total drones.

Although it seems like Indian-Americans have been winning the bee for ages, in reality, it's been less than two decades that it has been happening consistently. So the sample of winners is not statistically significant, but from whatever I read in "where are they now" type stories, I saw very few, if any, ending up in those drone type jobs.

A lot of them were in some form of research, which to me, as an academic researcher, makes sense. Research is like the rigorous grown-up impactful form of pattern recognition that is built upon a deep memory bank of knowledge about a subject. A bunch of them were doctors and lawyers. One was a professional poker player (again, pattern recognition and memory). And so on. I even googled a few names of winners and always found that the person was doing something really cool.

Maybe a systematic study will throw up more details.

Myth #3 We Indians are just awesome at English and we are such brainiacs and we have the bestest education-centric culture so we are awesome at Spelling Bees

While the first two myths were in the self-loathing category, this one is in the uber-patriotic category. I have no problem with Indians or Indian-origin feeling proud or elated or whatever at this dominance, although I am personally from the Bill Hicks school of thought when it comes to patriotism.

But let us dispel with this notion that there is something really inherently culturally genetically special about Indians that our kids just go to America, show up at spelling bees, and start winning them left and right. There is actually a pretty strong and well-organized training infrastructure that is making all this possible. Remember that these contestants train with the rigor and discipline of athletes. It is not done in isolation, but requires broader support like with any sport or activity.

What you see on ESPN is the culmination of a year of smaller contests, local spelling bees, practice bees, and other such events on the local circuits. And there's a kind of feedback loop that forms. Successive generations build on the success of previous generations. Legacies and even "dynasties" are created and inspire some to adhere to it. I could keep going, but I came across this article that explains the quasi-institutional reasons behind the dominance in more detail.

If some other community starts taking such a deep interest in the sport and organizes in such a serious grassroots way, other communities could start dominating too.

One thing to note is that the winners have all been kids of Indians who migrated to the United States. Recent Indian immigrants, much like recent immigrants of other communities, tend to socialize more with their compatriots and do so in a very community-based way, with associations and groups and mandals and so on. But second generation Indian-Americans are more assimilated in the American mainstream. So when they grow up and have kids of their own, they are not as plugged into the Indian-American groups and associations as their parents were.

So you don't see many (or even any?) third generation Indian-American children winning the spelling bee or even making it to the national finals, because they don't have automatic access to that community-based infrastructure.

The best way to end this post is to quote a now-grown-up Nupur Lala, the star of the Oscar winning documentary who arguably started this Indian-American phenomenon.

“Having watched Spellbound, I realized that several of my competitors weren’t any worse than me ability-wise, but they didn’t have the same advantages—economic privilege, educational background, family dynamics,” she says. “I know that played a big, big role in my success. As a 14-year-old, I really thought I was one of the best spellers out there. In hindsight, I think, yeah, I was a very good speller, but I also had some of the best preparation and resources out there. I had a mom who had a graduate degree in linguistics. Parents who have literally hundreds of books in the house, and who were very motivated to help me succeed.”


          "The Flight" Chapter 2 of Apurvai, a travelogue by P.L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Many years ago, I translated chapter 1 from the 1960 book. You don't HAVE TO read it to follow this chapter, but it is recommended. Unlike my other translations which were done from audio files of PuLa narrating his work, this one has been done from the actual book. So even Marathis who've never read the book will find something new here. 

To set the stage a little, in this chapter, PuLa describes the experience of his first ever international flight. Based on the references to the Suez Crisis, I'm guessing it happened in 1956 or 1957. So almost 60 years ago! I was surprised to learn of the sheer number of stopovers flights had to make in those days. It is indeed a different era. But so much of what he writes resonated with me in terms of my experiences with international flights. Which is why I chose to translate this although it isn't as ROFLMAO funny as the previous chapter.

Usual caveats - Much of PuLa's humor comes from how he played with the Marathi language, and it can get lost in translation. But his observations and descriptions stay relevant even 55 years later.

Our flight to London from Santa Cruz airport was scheduled for 11 PM on August 20th. It wasn't my first time flying, but it was the first time I was flying to another country, that too on a huge airplane. I had been told to reach the airport about an hour before the flight. Even if I hadn't been told this, I would've gone there two hours before. Because even when I am taking an M.S.M. train (or as you kids today call it, Southern Railway), I go to the station an hour early. Even if I have a reserved seat. 

I find it convenient to allow that buffer for unforeseen but predictable events like getting on the wrong train, not being able to find my compartment, taxi to the station breaking down, heavy rain causing waterlogging, forgetting some important stuff at home and realizing it halfway to the station, forgetting to fill the water bottle, and of course, panicking every few minutes thinking that I have either forgotten the ticket at home or lost it. 

And of course, Indian Railways regularly contributes with unforeseen but predictable events of its own. Just as you've spread out a sheet on your berth and laid down, a railways employee comes and says the compartment has some problems, so we need to shift to another one. It takes about 45 minutes to find a porter, find the replacement compartment, and move all the luggage. It turns out that if you turn the lights on, the fan stops working, and if you turn the fan on, the lights stop working. Finally both are fixed, and when you go to the bathroom, there is no water in the compartment. So you have to stay awake till Lonand to find a guard and complain about it. If you're lucky, it'll get fixed by the time the train reaches Nira. Or then wait till Miraj at 5 AM so you can use the bathroom on the station. 

So even if you go very early to the station, there's no guarantee that your rail journey will be pleasant. I wonder if we are destined to ever get railways that take the responsibility of passenger comfort seriously. Until then, there are only two ways to travel without any problems - on foot like Vinoba Bhave or by air.

Or so I thought.

When I bought my tickets at the Air India office, the lady behind the counter had told me to reach the airport at 9 PM. And then, flashing me a disarming smile, suggested that I call the airline before leaving to make sure the plane wasn't delayed. So just as we were about to leave, I remembered that smile and mentioned this to the huge contingent of friends, family, and neighbors gathered at our house to bid us farewell.

"Haha, don't be an idiot! It's a plane, not an ST bus to be delayed. Airlines operate with second-by-second precision!"

A friend, who had never traveled an inch north of Malad or south of Kala Ghoda, said making me feel like an idiot in front of everyone. This guy has always had this publicly dismissive attitude towards me. I don't know why I am still friends with him. When I told him I was being sent to England by Doordarshan, his first reaction was,

"You??? Why??? Looks like the government has too much money to waste!"

When I first wore the suit mentioned in the previous chapter, he laughed and said I looked like a trumpeter from one of the Dhobi Talao wedding bands. Totally unnecessary snark. But he can't help it. So even though he had no first hand experience on the matter, he stayed true to his nature and ridiculed me for wondering if I should call the airline to check the flight status.

My wife called the airline office anyway. And we came to know that because the incoming plane from Tokyo hadn't reached yet, our flight was delayed by two hours. 

I winced. The idea of sitting in Mumbai's humidity for two more hours wearing a three piece suit, that noose-like tie, those damned expensive Chinese shoes, the nylon socks bought after the Middle East cooled down, and a thick coat meant for England's cold weather, was unbearable. I was tempted to take off all my clothes (except for one) and cal the whole thing off. 

"So....will the plane depart exactly two hours later than scheduled?"

Someone from the annoyingly large farewell contingent asked, and that question suddenly made our house explode into a pointless deliberation that made it resemble a legislative body debating a useless resolution.

"Will the plane leave two hours later or do you go to the airport two hours later?"

"But does two hours really mean two hours?"

"But what does a plane coming from Tokyo have to do with an Air India flight going to London?"

"Let's say the plane reaches earlier than estimated......will it still leave two hours late or earlier than that?"

"Let's say that Tokyo flight is delayed by four hours instead, will your flight leave two hours late or four hours late?"

"Someone told me that last week a flight scheduled for midnight eventually departed after dawn. Is that true?"

"Are you sure it's a plane from Tokyo? Maybe it's Kyoto."

"I just called a friend of mine who works in a restaurant at the airport. He says there is some mechanical problem in this plane, and the Tokyo plane thing is just an excuse."

"So the flight might get cancelled?"

"Do they have a replacement plane? How many planes does All India Radio have anyway?"

"It's Air India, not All India Radio."

"Yeah, same difference."

"Mechanical problems......that's scary!"

"You both have life insurance, right?"

"Remember the plane that crashed at Cairo five years ago? My boss' nephew was on it. His wife got two million as compensation!"

"I've heard you can buy life insurance at the airport."

All this nonsense from people who had nothing to do with our travel whatsoever. I prayed to god to rescue me from this plane chaos by sending the plane he sent for Sant Tukaram. 

"I'm telling you guys. Instead of spending the two hours sitting at home, spend them sitting at the airport. Let's say they repair the plane early and it leaves before time. What are you going to do? It's not like you can catch it on the way. It's not the Barshi-Pandharpur passenger train. Hehehehe!"

So finally, following the over-cautious traditions of my train journeys, we reached the airport at 9:30 PM for a plane that was scheduled to depart at 1:30 AM. Some of my other friends and colleagues were at the airport already to see me off. They either didn't know that the plane was delayed, or even if they knew, they were aware of my over-cautious traditions. 

All my friends at the airport made me feel very awkward and also emotional by showering me with so many garlands and bouquets, that the airport officials thought I was a politician. And I had an epiphany at that moment - the greatest wealth in my life is my friends. If wealth were to be measured in friendships, I am probably richer than Tata-Birla combined. I have so many dear friends in so many walks of life! And so many of them had come late at night and out of the way to the airport to see me off. 

I felt touched but also embarrassed. Firstly, I still wasn't sure I could pull off the suit-boot look. Having such a huge audience for it felt weird. And then there were these garlands and bouquets. I was overwhelmed. I have gotten used to getting such attention at functions and award shows and suchlike. But on this occasion, I was feeling like I had an emotional debt to pay off. Just popping by to say goodbye is one thing, but these guys had come all the way to the airport!

My embarrassment was compounded by the fact that I hadn't really done or achieved anything to deserve all the attention that night. When I get such attention after a successful theater performance, it's okay. At least I gave them some happiness, and they are appreciating it. But that night, my wife and I were just flying to England like thousands of people do everyday. And yet my mob of friends at the airport had made me feel like I was doing something special. With a luggage full of such love and good wishes, I started feeling confident that even if all the engines of the plane failed, I could fly anywhere I wanted. 

The crowd of friends and all the flowers being heaped on me made the press photographers hanging around think that I was some big deal. They suddenly started snapping our pictures like paparazzi. In all this chaos, one of my friends went to the airport officials and convinced them to open a "VIP Lounge" for me. A sturdy fellow in a crisp uniform politely asked us to follow him to the VIP lounge. 

At that moment, my wife looked at me happily with an expression that said - "all these years that I have put up with you are finally paying off!"

As we were led into the imposingly plush VIP lounge, I started feeling even more awkward. Given our colonial history, I know that "England returned" has a certain halo attached to it. But I had no idea that the halo starts appearing even before you leave India. I started feeling worried about the possibility of a real VIP showing up and frowning at how our raucous farewell contingent had made the VIP lounge resemble Khandke's chawl. 

Even in all that chaos, I overheard one of the uniformed guys whispering to the other,

"Nowadays, any random person can become a VIP."

His colleague responded,

"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"

and walked away.

So I tried to appear and act as VIP-ish as possible. I went around folding my hands and solemnly thanking all the people who had come to see me off. Then I started giving away the garlands and bouquets to kids and being unnecessarily nice to them. Basically, emulating every aspect of VIP behavior that I could remember. 

A few of the professional photographers kept taking pictures of all this, and then offered to send them to me. They helpfully quoted a "professional" rate for it that was ten times what it would cost to get a photo taken in my neighborhood studio. But I was pretending to be a VIP and had to play the part. Once I parted with all the advance payments for the photos, the expression on my face finally came to resemble something that actually deserved to be photographs. I have no idea where those expensive photos are now, by the way.

Eventually there was an announcement that the customs check process had started, and we finally prepared to leave that VIP cell....I mean lounge. While leaving, I handed a generous tip to the uniformed guys standing at the door. The astounded expressions on their faces made me realize that real VIPs probably never hand out any tips. They hand out only two things - promises or threats.

We left the lounge and walked straight to the weighing scales near the customs area. I put our bags on it one by one and felt relieved when each of them were a pound or so less than the 44 pound limit. My wife on the other hand seemed a little disappointed and said,

"Hmpf, I guess we could have taken a few more papads then."

I ignored her and walked to the customs booth, standing in front of the officer with an appropriately guilty expression on my face.

This was the second time in my life that I had faced a customs officer. A few years ago, when returning from Goa (then a Portuguese territory) I stood in front of a customs officer for the first time. Everyone in front of me had been questioned extensively and had their bags checked thoroughly. So I was already terrified. Even though there was no reason to be terrified. In the entire crowd there, we were probably the only ones returning from Goa without as much as a tiny piece of chocolate. But customs booths are one of those weirdly imposing places where I feel nervous by default.

Some people are scared of a dentist's chair. Not me. I have been to dentists many times. One dentist actually turned my simple complaint of an aching tooth into an imperative to extract it with the glee of a professional sadist. It hurt so much, I think I actually saw a few angels waiting to welcome me into heaven. But even then, the next time I went to a (different, obviously) dentist, I went with the ease with which I go to Kulkarni's restaurant to eat bhajiyas. No fear or worries. But put me in front of a custom's officer and my heart starts racing.

There are many random entries in my list of "people I am irrationally scared of". For some reason, I am terrified of every liftman. Not afraid of the actual lift, mind you. It's not like I am scared that the lift will plummet to the basement or anything. I am just scared of the liftmen, at least in Mumbai, where almost all of them seem to have a cold blank expression on their face. I am also terrified of waiters in fancy restaurants. If one is standing next to me, I feel so nervous that I invariably spill something. I was never scared of male teachers, but female teachers always petrified me. And I can slap a doctor on his back and sing songs with him even when he is in the middle of surgery, but when it comes to nurses, my hands start trembling even if I am handing them a note. I have no idea why I carry these bizarre fears in my heart.

That customs officer I encountered when returning from Goa had insulted me rather painfully! I still shudder and shed a tear when I think about it.

When it was my turn, he asked me my name, address, and profession. Those days, I earned my living in a college fostering deep hatred for literature among the students. As soon as I told the officer that I was a Professor, and that too of Marathi, he just looked straight into my eyes, and with an expression conveying immense pity, said,

"You can go."

He didn't ask to search my luggage, didn't ask me if I was carrying any contraband, didn't even ask me if I had anything to declare. With utter conviction that I lacked the ability or the means to smuggle in alcohol, gold, cigarettes, or anything like that, he sent me on my way. I have never felt more humiliated. I would've preferred it if he had instead put me through a two hour long interrogation under a bright lamp.

So that day in Mumbai airport, I was wondering if the customs officer in charge of examining departing passengers would be more respectful. He looked at my bags, then glanced at my face, and then wordlessly made some chalk markings on the bags and waved me through. Rude, isn't it?

Next my wife and I went to Passport Control. Our passports had been issued two years ago and were valid for three more years. But one of my friends in the farewell party had authoritatively said, 

"Ohhhh.....just three years validity left? That might create problems. Good luck!"

I nervously handed over the passports to the officer. He glanced at them for a nanosecond and returned them to me. I was less worried about the validity and more worried about the passport photo. But the officer had evidently discovered some similarity between my passport photo and the way I actually look. Once we were done with that, a health officer quickly made sure we had taken the necessary vaccinations and we were done.

Once we got the "worthy of traveling abroad" certification from Pandit Nehru's people, all we could do was wait for the plane to leave. It was past midnight. The departure area at Santa Cruz is decorated and furnished in a very modern way. There are lots of comfortable couches and chairs for passengers to relax in. But my wife and I were sitting there uncomfortably, feeling out of place.

There was a European couple sitting in front of us. They seemed confused by Indian currency. These were the days when paisa coins co-existed with anna coins and the poor visitors had no idea if the many coins they had were worth five rupees or five annas. Hoping to give them a happy memory of Indian hospitality, I jumped in to offer unsolicited advice and ended up compounding their confusion even more. Finally my better half stepped in, sorted the whole thing out, and informed them that Indian women have a much better understanding of money than Indian men. 

The European couple left for their flight and I started looking around at other fellow-passengers. With a parochial mindset, I went around to see if there were other Marathi folk there, and soon met a man named Patil and a student named Joshi. I was there representing the Deshpande name. All we were missing was a Kulkarni. If we had found one, we would have had Patil-Joshi-Deshpande-Kulkarni, the four pillars of the ancient Marathi administrative set-up. Sadly there was no Kulkarni on that flight, but it did end up having a pilot named Nadkarni. Nadkarni is essentially the South Kannada version of Kulkarni, so I guess we ended up with the full set eventually.

 Around 1 AM, the plane's wings must have fluttered because suddenly, there was a lot of activity around us. The crowd started walking in one direction, and we went along. I looked at the glass barrier at the customs desk and saw our contingent was still patiently waiting. The elders had tears in their eyes and the younger lot looked like they were cracking stale jokes at our expense and passing them off as new. 

When we eventually reached the gate, I confirmed three times that it was the right plane. Or else we'd wake up the next morning in Cochin instead of Cairo. I still carried emotional scars from the night at Pune station that I got on a train to go to Kolhapur and woke up the next morning to find I was in a compartment parked in the Pune railway yard. I have always had the kind of luck where I take a girlfriend to watch a movie on the sly and run into a nosy old relative who decided to come watch the same movie. And I couldn't afford to let that luck mess up international travel. 

There was an air hostess standing at the door, welcoming us with an unnaturally wide smile. The rest of the crew, dressed in crisp dark trousers and skirts and blindingly white shirts, sporting wing shaped lapel pins and painstakingly groomed mustaches, was darting about doing their work. We reached our seats and stared out the tiny oblong window at the terminal, wondering if our friends and family were still there. 

Once I was in the seat, I assured myself that despite all apparent obstacles, it now seemed like I would definitely go to England, and fastened the seat belt around my stomach. The engines started humming and the fans started rotating one by one.   The plane got going. After zooming along the ground for a mile or so, it slowed down and stopped at the other end of the runway. 

As soon as it stopped, I started fearing the worst. The plane had already been delayed by mechanical problems. I wasn't sure if they had fixed the problems completely or had postponed some repairs. Maybe now they'd discover more problems. I also carried emotional scars from bus drivers who'd make passengers board on a scorching hot day, bake them in that tin box for an hour while they waited, and then open the bonnet of the bus to examine what's wrong with the engine. 

Luckily, nothing like that happened. In a couple of minutes, the plane started moving again, then sped up, and eventually left terra firma in a graceful glide. I watched the airport rapidly disappear from my view and before I knew it, Mumbai started resembling a gem-laden ornament below us. In that ornament, four million people were probably dreaming as they slept, while I sat with wide open eyes, realizing my childhood dream of foreign travel. 

And next to me was my soul mate and my life partner accompanying me on this adventure. Over the previous twelve years, we had built many castles in the air together, while never feeling tempted to build a house on the ground. We never stayed in one place for more than 2-3 years anyway. We had in common a huge appetite for new challenges and new experiences. And the latest one was to be living in England for 5-6 months.

Our flight had been in the air for a while, and the plane was completely dark as was the sky outside, but I still couldn't sleep. The plane was completely packed and experienced travelers were already snoring. Our air-hostess was Japanese. She was promptly and efficiently offering candy and nuts to travelers with a studied smile straight out of the training syllabus. Her walk was brisk and her voice had the crispness of springtime. 

I was feeling really hot. That damned suit on my body started feeling like clunky armor and I again cursed myself for wearing it on the plane. I looked around and was taken aback when I noticed at an Englishman sitting in front of me. Here I was, wearing a brand new three piece suit because I was going to his snooty country. And this dude was sitting there looking very relaxed in khaki shorts, a flannel shirt with some twenty five pockets, and a flimsy felt hat that did not match.

So I discreetly looked around at the other white people on the flight. Not a single one of them was dressed even as remotely formally as I was. Sitting there overdressed in that damned suit in the middle of the night, I started feeling like even more of a neophyte than I already was. 

Suddenly the Japanese air-hostess appeared with a small wet towel on a plate. I eyed the towel suspiciously for a second. I had no idea what purpose a wet towel was supposed to serve at two in the morning. But I was brought up never to turn a plate away, so I picked up the towel and thanked her. I looked at my wife to see if she had any suggestions, but she was fast asleep. I slowly glanced across the aisle and saw that the guy there was gently rubbing the towel on his face. I did the same, and the cool cologne scented fabric gave me some relief from the intense heat I was experiencing. 

Our massive jumbo jet was slicing through the darkness leaving cities and mountains behind. I was finally feeling a little drowsy. Almost everyone around me, including my wife, was already asleep. That Englishman with the khaki shorts was in fact trying to drown out the noise of the engine with his own booming multi-octave snores with his mouth open. The ex-subject of Her Majesty's realm inside me felt relieved to observe first-hand that even the English can snore with their mouths open. Because once our travel plans were made, I was a bit worried about that. 

You see, I am one of "those" too. But over the course of my life, I have come across some impressively loud snorers. My grandma says that people with big hearts and minds snore the most. I don't know if there is any correlation between big bodies and big hearts and minds - I won't mind if there is. I started thinking a lot about snoring and hearts and minds. I do remember that I spent a lot of time thinking about it. But I don't know for how long, because the next thing I knew, I was waking up to the dawn's early light.

Our plane was flying over a huge desert. I noted how different this dawn was from any other dawn I had experienced in my life, thousands of miles over a limitless desert. This experience, coming right after I had experienced a darkness so different from any other darkness I had experienced in my life, spurred some philosophical and metaphorical thoughts. It felt like I was witness to the dawn of a new phase of my life. I thought about my recent years and realized that I hadn't really experienced real dawn in years. In Mumbai's fast-paced hectic life, by the time my day ended, it was usually well past midnight. So by the time I usually woke up, dawn would have given up on waiting for me and slid away, making way for harsh sunlight. 

Our Japanese air-hostess, still looking as fresh as a dew-kissed flower, was making the rounds with hot fortifying beverages for the morning. I have never found those beverages particularly fortifying immediately after waking up, so I politely declined her offer of tea or coffee. Instead, I got up and headed to the bathroom. Taking care not to wake up or bump into any of the other passengers, I tiptoed my way to the front, and slowly opened the door to what I thought was the bathroom. Instead I found myself face-to-face with the fine gentlemen flying the plane. It was the cockpit door! I guess the expression on my face gave away what my need was because the co-pilot, without saying anything, pointed me to the correct door. 

I finished my morning ablutions and returned to the seat to find the "fasten seatbelts" sign flashing. By the time I was able to find the belt and buckle it up, the plane had started its rapid descent. I looked out the window and saw that we were headed to a desert island surrounded by more desert. I assumed it was Cairo, our first stopover. I started looking around the landscape in the hopes of spotting some pyramids. By the time I spotted a bump that I thought was a pyramid and was about to point it out to my wife, the plane was touching down, and before I knew it, it was standing stationary in a foreign land.

I looked at the dinky terminal outside the window and was a little disappointed that a city as renowned as Cairo should have an airport that looks more like an ST bus stand. But once we got off the plane, I learned that we were not in Cairo, but in some place called "Bahrain" instead. I felt a bit like Columbus who reached land confident that he was in India but then discovered that he was instead in some strange land he did not know anything about. And I felt relieved that I had not pointed out those supposed pyramids to my wife.

I had never heard of Bahrain before and had no idea where the hell it exactly was or why we were there instead of Cairo. But we walked into the terminal and headed for the restaurant. I learned that there were oilfields nearby and that Bahrain is a small island nation that is known for its oilfields. That was pretty much all we learned about the place. 

We sat in the restaurant, ordered tea, and waited while the plane was refueled. The tea arrived after a long time. One sip of that concoction and I was convinced that in Bahrain, they used dried date palm leaves in lieu of tea leaves and the milk probably came from a camel instead of a cow. Over the course of my life, I have tasted many different kinds of tea......except of course the spilled tea from Mongini's mentioned in the previous chapter. Tea served in small glass tumblers in Mumbai, tea served in mud bowls on the banks of the Narmada, tea served in metallic cups in Madras, masala milk tea, railway station tea flavored with charcoal, tea without milk, tea without sugar, and even Chinese tea made from jasmine flowers. But I will never EVER forget that horrible tea from Bahrain airport. I will happily drink the bitterest castor potion than drink that tea again.

Well, at least the tea was free, because it was paid for by the airline.

Pretty soon, the plane was ready and we all climbed back into its belly. The plane took off soon and headed for Cairo. The flight from Bahrain to Cairo was essentially just desert after desert after desert. Once in a while, just as a change of scenery, there would be a small strip of water. But otherwise, totally barren. Not a single glimpse of green. 

And that's when I really understood why the green flag of Islam came was hoisted in these deserts first. The prophet was very clever in choosing the color green for his flag. It is obvious why millions of Arabs enthusiastically followed that rare pleasant colored flag. I'm sure that the green flag was as instrumental in the spread of Islam as the Koran was. Add to it the moon that the desert dwellers probably equated with the relief provided by night, and I felt I had to applaud the prophet for his grasp of semiotics. 

It was about 8:30 in the morning. I was staring at the desert out the window hoping to spot a camel train. But in vain. I did spot a lot of dry river beds though. Soon the sun got really bright and the glare made it difficult to keep looking outside. Soon our plane moved from the sea of sand to a sea of water. Being geographically challenged, I first decided it was the Red Sea, then the Caspian Sea, then the Black Sea, and then the Dead Sea. I still have no idea which one it was.

A while later, there were murmurs all around that we were flying over the Suez Canal. All passengers looked out the windows, identified the first strip of water they could find, and assured themselves that it was the Suez Canal. Again, no idea if any of those were actually the Suez Canal. From the height we were flying at, every strip of water looked as tiny as the Fergusson College canal in Pune. But in one strip, I spied some dots that seemed like boats and I silently convinced myself that it was indeed the Suez Canal. It was hard to believe that this tiny strip of water was responsible for almost starting World War 3 and almost sinking my travel plans.  

When your plane is flying so high that you can only see the sky and clouds above you as well as below you, you can't help but get philosophical. You forget any fears you have about the plane crashing. Looking at creation from a height that makes even seas look like saucers of water makes you realize how insignificant you are in the whole scheme of things. As our plane flew towards Cairo, I couldn't help but realize that I was looking at the cradle of civilization. These deserts were where the Babylonian, Sumerian, and Assyrian civilizations had once bloomed. Where the library of Alexandria was once home to millions of of books that were burned. I'm assuming some Big Four or Big Five must have had a summit even then and decided that burning books was in the best interests of the world.

As impressive as the sights of great oceans, great skies, and great lands is while flying, one look at the great space when flying above clouds make them all pale in comparison. And you start wondering what the whole point of creation is, and whether you make any difference to it whatsoever. 

Our plane was about to reach Cairo soon and I started thinking about it. Egypt is an ancient civilization, much like India. Historians have discovered that trade and cultural links between Egypt and India date back millenia. This is the land that saw rich culture flourish for millenia even before Christ was born. And when Christ was born, the bright star that shone was above these lands too. This is the land where Jews, Christians, and Muslims found their faiths and then unfurled the blood-soaked flags of those faiths.

I was in the middle of these thoughts and didn't even realize when I dozed off. The next thing I knew, someone was yelling "KAHIRO!!!!", waking me up.

The first sight I saw at Cairo airport was of battle-ready fighter jets. Next to them were imposing anti-aircraft guns with their barrels pointed to the sky. The stage seemed to be set for the next big war. The only question seemed to be which actors would enter the stage first and who the director would be. Actors from dozens of countries seemed to be ready, with war-paint on, or make-up on. Who knew when the final act would start and when it would end.

When I read a big sign that said, "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT", I felt like someone had sprayed a stream of cold water on my face on an oppressively hot day. Why shouldn't all human beings be welcomed heartily all over this little planet of ours? Although as long as there exist things like passports and visas, built on an assumption of distrust of fellow human beings, can we really expect true expressions of such humanity? The sign that said "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT"....to any "you" who reached there, regardless of race, religion, gender, creed.....why shouldn't such signs and more importantly sentiments, be displayed everywhere?

The funny thing is, this "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT" sign was right next to the massive anti-aircraft guns and the irony endemic to human existence tickled me and troubled me in equal amounts.

We headed to the restaurant inside the terminal. The waiters there were very friendly and polite, and served us some divine Egyptian coffee. Compared to Mumbai airport, I thought Cairo airport was small. There was a lot of new construction happening around us though. Egypt is currently in the midst of writing a new chapter in its history. Everybody is watching carefully to see which way their new statesman (Nasser) takes them.

It was in Cairo airport that I first encountered Egyptian people. And as I examined their appearance carefully, I wondered how many Egyptians there might be in Mumbai too. Because in terms of appearance, I didn't really see any major differences between Egyptians and Indians. Beyond the facts I had memorized in my childhood to score 2 marks in the history exam, such as pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, and the Nile river, my knowledge about Egypt was as barren as their desert. I had never even thought about anyone living in Egypt other than Cleopatra, General Najeeb, and now this Nasser fellow.

Suddenly, I was overcome by a profound sense of ignorance and curiosity as a foreigner in a foreign land. And sitting there in the Cairo airport, I started thinking about how day-to-day life in Egypt must be and how I knew nothing about it. How do school teachers, lawyers, and bureaucrats here dress? Is it similar to how those folks dress in India? What is the most popular item in a typical restaurant in Egypt? Do wives here refer to their husbands by name or is there some tactful pronoun that has been coined for the purpose like in India? With each passing second, the expanse of my ignorance about this fascinating culture seemed to exceed the expanse of the desert.

Then I started thinking about the people who worked at that airport. For them, a typical day consisted of interacting with travelers from dozens of different countries, for maybe an hour or two at a time, before they went on their way and were replaced by a different set of foreigners. Do they feel the same sense of curiosity and note their ignorance about other cultures? Or has it become just a mundane feature of their lives by now? Do they actively notice the multi-colored lattice of different races and nationalities or does it just pass by in the blink of an eye like a frame from a cinema reel?

I spent the rest of the time in Cairo thinking about all this before we were called back to the plane. The next stopover was Geneva in Switzerland. As our plane surged through the clouds, we gradually left the desert behind and were soon traveling over Europe. Specifically, Italy, as the pilot informed us.

While I was almost entirely ignorant about Egypt except for its ancient history and contemporary politics, I at least knew more about Italy thanks to all the books I had read. Names like Rome, Venice, and Naples started swimming around in my head. I decided that if the plane had to crash right now, I would want it to do so near Naples. I had read that Naples was home to some of the most awe-inspiring sculptures in the world. So if my plane crashed in Naples, I could drag myself to those sculptures, see them first hand, and then die happy.

Yes, I know it is morbid to keep pondering the possibility of the plane crashing but that's how I am and be honest, aren't you too?

But the plane kept going. I kept looking at the Italian landscape underneath and we didn't see Naples or Venice. But we did fly over Rome. It was hard to miss. As I looked at the distant but clear images of various buildings and cathedrals in Rome, I first felt a great sense of satisfaction at seeing them first hand. Then I compensated for the unfamiliar bliss by berating myself for still not having read Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" even after buying it years ago. I made a mental note to read it as soon as I returned home.

When you're flying over different countries of the world, you think more about what you haven't read about those lands than what you have read. In another hour or so, our plane was flying over the gorgeous alps and I realized we were in Europe's Eden.

Soon the plane touched down in Geneva. I had heard a lot of cautionary tales about how the cold in Europe is way worse than anything I might have experienced in India. I experienced it first hand as I walked into the Geneva airport and felt like I had walked into a massive refrigerator. And this was just August! So I shivered a little and prepared for six more months of this inhumanly cold weather. No wonder these white folks ran away and captured our warmer lands.

As soon as I stepped into the chilly Geneva airport, my brain initiated a flashback from 20 years ago from my college days in Pune. I had grown up in Mumbai, where it never gets even remotely chilly. Then in Pune in the winters, every so often, I would wake up to such a chilly morning. It felt more bracing than oppressive, making me feel like running all the way across the world. I had always thought cold weather would make me feel like a shriveled old man, but instead, it made me feel like a daring young man, ready to achieve anything!

Anyway, we walked into the restaurant at the Geneva airport and it looked more like a flower shop than a restaurant. The faces of all the staff members were fresh and enthusiastic like recently bloomed lilies. There was a spring in their step. It didn't look like anyone could ever age, and everyone looked like they were in their 20s even though they probably weren't. We were served coffee in a very elegantly crafted glass cup. And it tasted divine and almost intoxicating. I wondered that if even the coffee here gets my pulse racing so much, what will stronger beverages do? I had heard that Switzerland is a place where extreme beauty and extreme pleasure is the default and my experiences at their airport confirmed it.

I didn't even realize when that stopover at Geneva ended. It was cold, but I was surrounded by beauty, human and non-human, and I felt more alive than I ever had. Before I got back on the plane, I turned around and took a 360 degree mental picture of all I could see of Switzerland from that terminal. The tall trees sheltering cute little houses, the snow-covered peaks of the Alps kissing the deep blue sky. I promised myself to return for a more leisurely visit. When the plane took off, I was looking at a meandering little river as it flowed through the verdant Swiss countryside, when suddenly, our plane ascended above the clouds. And those fluffy white things that a few hours earlier had seemed gorgeous, now seemed like villains for blocking my view of the Swiss landscape. Our journey continued.

The next stop was to be at Dusseldorf in Germany, It had been over 20 hours since we took off from Mumbai. The hands of my watch had already been rotated many times by then. Every hour, the pilot made announcements about how high we were flying, what the temperature outside was, what the local time was, and so on. Passengers around us were saying random things in response to those announcements like, "Oh! 18,000 feet? That's nice! Very high!"

We were flying through clouds at that moment, so I personally couldn't tell the difference between 18,000 feet and 18 million feet. Honestly, this whole thing of estimating distances has been a challenge for me, whether I am in the air or on the ground. Whenever I read about some witness in court say stuff like "the accused was 19 feet away from me", I feel jealous of his ability to express distance so precisely. Because I absolutely suck at it. I can't even remember the inches in my own measurements for shoes, hats, collars, socks, and so on. When a shoe salesman asks what size I want, I just give him the chappals I am wearing then and ask him to figure it out. I have immense respect for people who go shoe shopping and say stuff like "Bring me Number 8 pairs".

And when someone remembers the precise date on which something happened, I feel overcome enough with admiration to go hug them. When I hear someone say stuff like, "I remember it was July 17th...", I am amazed. I suck at dates too. Which is why I always sucked at history in school. Even now, I remember only three dates - Shivaji Maharaj died in 1680, the 1857 uprising happened in 1857, and using multiple reminder mnemonics, my wife's birthday. Other than these three, I have no idea of any other dates. You can ask me when India gained independence and I will try to hedge between 1947 and 1950.

Anyway, the point is, I am horrible with anything that is expressed numerically. So even before I could figure out how high 18,000 feet exactly is, our plane was touching down in Dusseldorf. Before I knew it, we were surrounded by cries of "Achtung! Achtung!" and "Gut! Gut!". My wife and I walked to the terminal, now sick of this sequence of stopovers. Yes. I was in Germany with its rich history and culture and intriguing contemporary split between East and West, but I didn't give a damn. The aforementioned Joshi and Patil left us here and we sat there hoping that we'd reach London before we died of boredom.

Why does the final stretch of the journey always seem to last the longest? Even when I am traveling from Pune to Mumbai by train, it is the same. The time from Pune to Thane or Kalyan seems to breeze by in a happy procession of vada, omelets, chikki, etc. But from there, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikroli, Dadar, etc seem to take an eternity to pass by. Very annoying! It's the same with other trips too. When you're taking a train from Mumbai to Delhi, everything seems great until you reach Mathura, and then after that, things seem to slow down. If you're going from Mumbai to Nagpur. it is Wardha that is the tipping point after which it is all yawns and polite curses.

The flight from Dusseldorf to London seemed similarly annoying and yawn-inducing. Finally, after about the hundredth yawn, the plane started barreling downwards. All the passengers around us seemed to have perked up as the plane continued descending. Finally there was a bump and the plane started slowing down. And a few passengers around me echoed my thoughts,

"Ah! London!"



          Antu Barva by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Fourteen years ago today, Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, arguably the most influential and beloved person from Maharashtra, died at the age of 81. He left behind a gargantuan legacy in the form of his books, plays, songs, movies, essays, social work, but more than that, the lasting impact he has had on Maharashtra. Every couple of years, I translate one of his essays or short stories on this blog. This time, I have chosen Antu Barva, a fictionalized life sketch that he created as an amalgam of several people he knew in Konkan. It is not exactly LOL funny, but is light-hearted while still tugging at your heart-strings. It is meant as a depiction of the tough life in Konkan in the middle of the 20th century, and the sort of complex and poignant characters such a life spawns.

But as somber as the basic subject matter is, PuLa manages to inject humor into it, even if the humor is dark. When I first read Antu Barva, I just read it as a slightly humorous life sketch. As I have re-read it and re-heard its narration over the years, I have come to recognize it as something beyond just that. It is one of PuLa's best allegorical social commentaries in my opinion. He was duly recognized for Vyakti Aani Valli, the book that this sketch appears in, with a Sahitya Akademi Puraskaar. In that book, I think this is THE most impressive and multi-layered sketch.

For years, I considered translating Antu Barva here but was too intimidated given how nuanced it is. PuLa gave Antu a specific Konkani "voice" (in text form as well as when he narrated the sketch for TV) that is impossible to translate. No matter how well I tried, I thought I would end up doing injustice to the original work. This is in addition to the usual difficulties in translating PuLa's wordplay and nuanced observations. So it is with a great sense of trepidation that I am even attempting this today. A LOT will get lost in translation. But I hope PuLa's fans will forgive me any errors. Because I think this particular piece is one of the greatest literary achievements from an Indian and it deserves a wider audience.

Miss you, PuLa. Bhool-chook maaf kara.

Ratnagiri's middle lane has been home to some towering personalities over the years. God used a unique formula when creating these people. These people tend to be a metaphorical amalgam of Ratnagiri's most famous products - sweet mango, rough jackfruit, hard coconut, irritating colocasia leaves, and intense betel nuts whose one bite will make your heart jump up your throat.    

It is in this unique Ratnagiri soil that Antu Barva grew and ripened. Actually, Antu's age doesn't really justify people casually calling him just "Antu". When I first met him 12-14 years ago, not just his stubble, but even the hair on his ears and chest had turned white. His teeth had mostly gone "Annu Gogtya".

Going Annu Gogtya = falling.

This is an idomatic phrase that Antu Barva coined. A lawyer from Ratnagiri named Annu Gogte has been standing in the local elections for many years. Standing and then falling. Repeatedly, without even coming close to winning. So even if a bucket falls in a well, Antu asks "has the bucket gone Annu?"

When someone is talking about old Antu, they just refer to him in the singular casual "Antu". As it is, characters from Konkan are quite singular. But no one calls Antu just "Antu" to his face.  They call him Antu sheth!

True blue Brahmin Antu got this trader caste suffix "sheth" decades ago. After all Antu himself had committed a sin justifying this demotion. During the first world war, Antu started a shop near the docks. It failed spectacularly even before the Treaty of Versailles. But that short-lived stint as a shopkeeper was enough to turn Antu into Antu sheth.

After that, no one remembers Antu doing anything specific to make a living. He manages to somehow score at least two square meals a day from somewhere. He has a little plot of land with a garden that has a couple of dozen coconut and Alphonso mango trees, sprinkled with the odd jackfruit and tamarind tree. He has a little single-room shack on that land. He has the right to draw water from the nearby well. Antu sheth manages to get by on all this.

I first met Antu at Bapu Hegishte's store. I had gone there to buy some cigarettes when Antu's face peered out from behind a newspaper. He slid his reading glasses up his forehead and said,

"You're Lawyer saheb's son-in-law, right?"

"Yes" I replied.

"Ahha! I recognized you right away! Please, have a seat, please. Bapu, some tea for our jawaibapu (a respectful term for son-in-law)!"

I had no idea who this guy was, suddenly acting so familiar. Antu sheth himself explained,

"Your father-in-law is a good friend of mine. Tell him Antu Barva said hello."

"Sure."

"Hmmm....when did you come from Pune?"

"Two days ago."

"Of course....the first Diwali after you got married....haha...ask him for a Ford car!"

"He is your friend. Why don't you tell him?"

"Haha, you're from Pune after all. Can't get the last word with you." he laughed. "So...staying long or just a flying visit?"

"Just a short trip. I'm leaving in a couple of days."

"Excellent! It's always good to keep such visits short. Familiarity breeds contempt and all that. Don't end up like that Kasopkar's son-in-law. He set up camp for six months. Finally Kasopkar lost his patience and made him plow his land! When a son-in-law stays with you for too long, he starts feeling like a pain in the neck, right?"

"You're right." I nodded.

"Bapusheth, I hope you recognized our lawyer's son-in-law. We are both your father-in-law's clients, jawaibapu."

Bapu Hegishte smiled and folded his hands in greeting.

"Welcome. Would you like to have some tea?" he asked.

"No, it's okay. It's really hot right now."

"Of course, it's always going to be hot in Ratnagiri!" Antu jumped in. "You can't sleep in a cowshed and then complain about the stink of cow piss! If Ratnagiri had cool weather, they'd have called it Shimla, not Ratnagiri!"

Before I could say anything, Antu continued,

"But the heat is way worse in your neighborhood with all those houses next to each other. Come to my garden near the beach. My garden is...how do you say...."aircondition"!"

Antu sheth said the last words in English and laughed, and then added,

"That's our country joke, jawaibapu!"

Then he addressed Hegishte again.

"Bapusheth, did you know our jawaibapu here is a writer? Writes plays and movies and what not. Behave properly when he is around or he'll write a hilarious farce about you."

The pride I felt on my fame having spread even to someone like Antu Barva was dashed by Bapu Hegishte's next question. Bapusheth looked me up and down carefully for a few seconds and said,

"What do you do?"

"What the hell do you mean what does he do?" Antu thundered. "Are you insane, Hegishte? Take out that pile of raddi old newspapers and open them. You'll see his name and picture in dozens of places! He makes movies!"

"Movies!!?? Really??" Hegishte's expression changed to one of wonderment and he looked at me as if I was God.

"Jawaibapu, speaking of movies, can I ask you a question if you don't mind?"

I could see the naughty expression on Antusheth's face as he asked me this.

"Sure, go ahead."

"How much money do you make from one movie?"

This wasn't my first trip to Konkan. So by now, I had gotten used to dealing with such intensely personal questions.

"That really varies from movie to movie." I deflected.

"But still....I mean I have read that you get like a million or a million and a half."

"No way! There isn't nearly that kind of money in Marathi films."

"Yeah, but still. Even if you don't get fistfuls, you must be getting at least 2-3 pinchfulls?"

"You get it sometimes, and also lose it sometimes." I stuck to being vague.

"Well of course, it's a business after all. When it comes to business, you win some, you lose some. It's all part of the game."

Antu sheth got philosophical. But only for a moment.

"Can I ask you one more question? Only if you don't get angry."

"What's there to get angry about? Go ahead."

"Well..you know....whatever we read about these film actresses in magazines and all....is that real or is it fake like Gangadhar Basthe's "real" Belgaum butter?"

"What do you mean all this about film actresses?" I kept a straight face and pretended to not get what he was saying.

"Quite a skillful guy you are, jawaibapu. Skillful! You'll make a great witness in court!" Antu sheth was having none of it. "All this about film actresses as in...the whole index finger nostril thing."

I didn't immediately get what he meant by the whole index finger nostril thing. So Antu sheth gently tapped his index finger against his nostril and winked. Fortunately, before I had to say anything, a waiter arrived with the tea Hegishte had ordered.

"Looks like all the cows in Ratnagiri are still pregnant, Jhampya!" Antu made a sarcastic remark to the waiter on the color of the tea. And then he poured the tea in the saucer and started slurping it.

Actually, Antu sheth could have just said to the waiter in plain words that the tea was low on milk. But he preferred the "all the cows are still pregnant" phrasing. Why just Antu sheth? Almost everyone from that middle lane in Ratnagiri spoke in that sarcastic obtuse way.

By now, Antu sheth and I have become good friends. In the last decade or so, whenever I have gone to Ratnagiri, I have spent time with him. He always included me in his group of friends, taught me the ganjifa card games they played. And over the years, I heard a lot monologues on the odd philosophy of life that those men in their 60s had developed.

I even learned all the idiomatic phrases the group had come up with. They all dressed similar. A cotton loincloth from the waist below, a small cotton scarf on the shoulder, worn-out sandals, one hand holding a walking stick, and the other holding a jackfruit. Dressed like that, Antu sheth would roam around in the neighborhood calling his friends to join him every afternoon.

"Govindbhat! Wanna play a couple of hands?"

"Paranjape? Are you awake or have you turned into a python?"

I too became a part of their card game gang. If once in a while, the card game wasn't really panning out well, Antu would put the cards down and say to me,

"Jawaibapu, why don't you sing a Malkauns or something? Godbolya, bash a little tabla with our guest. Khaju sheth, open your decrepit harmonium."

And then we'd have an impromptu jam session for a bit at Antu sheth's orders.

"Jawaibapu, your pipes are kick-ass!" he'd compliment my singing in his unique way.

Every other year or so, I'd visit Ratnagiri and attend Antu sheth's court. But with each visit, the court seemed to be getting smaller.

"Antu sheth, haven't seen Damu kaka around." I asked once.

"Who? Damu Nene? He is living it up! I am told Rambha is rubbing oil on his bald head, and Urvashi is airing him with a fan!"

"What????"

"What do you mean what? Damu Nene got transferred from Ratnagiri!" and Antu Sheth pointed to the sky.

"Oh!" I finally understood what he meant. "I am so sorry. I had no idea."

"Why would you have any idea about it? Do you think that they're going to announce on the radio that Damu Nene has croaked? His family did pay for an obituary in the newspaper though. Heh, they wrote he was loving, caring, friendly, pious, and what not. What do the newspaper folks care? As long as you are paying, they will publish any nonsense."

Antu continued in his characteristic manner.

"Damu Nene and loving? Hmpf! Even when he was lying dead on the pyre, the furrow on his brow was intact! One day he decided to sleep outdoors because it was too hot. They found him dead the next morning. Lucky bugger. Died on Ashadhi Ekadashi too! So there were two processions from Ratnagiri that day. One for Lord Vithoba and another for Damu Nene. Damu died on Ashadhi. And then on Dussehra, Dattu Paranjape crossed the border and did seemolanghan. The first guy croaked, the second guy croaked.....now waiting for the third. They say things happen in three."

Antu looked at me mischievously and shrugged.

And that's the essence of Antu Barva for you. Standing at less than 5 feet, bronze-fair complexion, small pockmarks on his face, small gray eyes, creased skin belying his advanced age, half his teeth fallen....or "gone Annu"...leading to a new habit of poking his tongue through the gaps while talking.... and with all this, weighing in at barely 100 lbs.

Every aspect of Antu Barva's earthly existence was getting worn out with each passing year except for two - the nasal booming voice and the slick intelligence fed by decades of rubbing coconut oil on his head.

It wasn't just Antu sheth. Almost all the men his age from that part of Ratnagiri were of a similar bent....which was a crooked bent. Their language was unnecessarily complex and their attitude exceedingly cynical. They didn't feel happy if someone did well, and didn't feel sad if a tragedy befell someone. There was no joy for births, no mourning for deaths. Most of them apart from Antu didn't really like music, but didn't dislike it either. And when it came to food, the taste and flavors didn't matter, as long as their belly got filled. The engine of their life never really faltered when it ran out of steam, nor did it go fast when it did have some steam. But the road their lives took was like every road in Konkan- serpentine.

That's the hand life had dealt them. Even though their lives were full of the wholesome coconut tree, their fates and thus their tastes leaned less towards the sweet creamy inside of the coconut, and more towards its tough shell.


One summer, a second-rate theater company from Mumbai was touring Ratnagiri staging Ram Ganesh Gadkari's famous play Ekach Pyala. I went to watch it. The production was barely competent in the first act. At intermission, I walked outside to the hissing clinks of soda bottles being opened. Under a Kitson lamp, I saw Antu sheth's diminutive form. He was talking to the fur-cap clad manager of the theater company.

"So....how's the attendance?" Antu sheth asked.

"Not bad." the manager gruffly replied.

"Not bad? Most of the chairs seem empty. Why don't you let me in for half price?"

"No way!" the manager shook his head rudely.

"Why are you brushing me away like a lizard? I heard the first act from out here anyway. The guy playing Sindhu doesn't seem to be very good."

[aside - in the early-to-mid 20th century in orthodox Maharashtra, it was taboo for women to perform on stage. So much like in Shakespeare's days, female parts were usually played by men. The legendary Bal Gandharva excelled at this and one of his most famous roles was playing Sindhu in the first staging of Ekach Pyala.]

"The guy playing Sindhu doesn't seem to be very good." Antu sheth said. "He sang 'lage hridayi hurhur' like a squeaking mouse. Did you ever hear how Bal Gandharva sang it?"

The manager got pissed off.

"I'm not begging you to come watch it!" he thundered.

"But the town is full of your advertising boards begging us to come watch it." Antu sheth instantly replied. "And yesterday your people were going door to door with fliers. As it is, it's mainly empty chairs you are showing this play to. How about four annas?"

"Four annas? What is this? A monkey performing on the street?"

"That's better than this! They perform first and then circulate a plate for money. Why don't you try that? If the next act is better than the first one, I'll pay you an extra four annas!"

The people standing around them started laughing and the manager got even more upset. That's when Antu sheth noticed me.

"Namaskar, jawaibapu! How's it going? How's Ekach Pyala?"

"It's okay." I said.

"I'm sure you got a complimentary pass. You're from the same community. I have heard that barbers don't charge each other for shaves."

"No, nothing like that. See, I bought a ticket."

"Then why a wishy-washy response like "it's okay"? You've paid hard-earned money for this, haven't you? Assert your rights as a paying customer. Call it what it is. Utter crap. Especially that guy playing Sindhu is totally useless!"

"What do you mean the guy playing Sindhu? It's a woman playing the role." I told him.

"WHAT??" Antu sheth looked genuinely shocked. "You're kidding me! That voice and that built! If she decides, she can lift Sudhakar up like a baby! Sindhu indeed.......more like Sindhudurg!"

"So you watched the play after all?"

"For a few minutes. Moved the curtains from the window and had a peek. Hmpf! Even gypsy performers are better than these idiots."

Antu sheth spat out another unsolicited opinion and walked away.

But that's pretty much what his life was - spitting out unsolicited opinions. I knew Antu for so many years, but I never found out much about his family situation. Once Anna Sane from Antu's court had let slip a mention of his son.

"What? Antu sheth has a son?" I asked.

"Of course he has a son. Not only that, his son is a Collector!" Anna Sane nonchalantly said.

"Collector???"

"Yup. He's in charge of collecting tickets on Byculla station." he deadpanned without letting a single muscle move.

"Doesn't look like he helps out his father financially."

"He does sometimes. When he can. He has his own family. Besides, a Western Railway compartment has been attached to a Central Railway train."

A PhD student could do a dissertation on those guys' peculiar idioms and phrases. I was well-versed in the language by now but it took me a few moments to realize that this was code for an inter-religion marriage.

"So you see, Antu sheth has trouble with his post-bath rituals at his son's place. Plus apparently his son is also into some other Anglicized habits if you know what I mean. So how can Antu sheth spend too much time there? Still, once Antu sheth swallowed all the insults and went to Mumbai to see his grandson. Came back looking like he had messed up a math problem."

"Every Dussehra and Diwali, Antu gets his son's love in the form of a money order. Not much, maybe 5-10 rupees. For a few days after that, Antu acts like he's won the lottery and splurges as much as he can. Which isn't much."

"Understandable." I said. "After all, how much can a ticket collector's pay be?"

"Yeah, the pay is pretty meager. But one hears that a ticket collector can also make a little more on the side, especially in holiday season if you know what I mean." Anna said. "Nothing wrong with it of course. If he has an opportunity to make some money, why shouldn't he? You know how it is in this country. If you get caught taking a ten rupee bribe, they put a striped cap on your head and send you to prison. But if you get caught taking a million rupee bribe, they put a Gandhi cap on your head and send you to Parliament! Democraticaly elected people's representative!"

Politics was the most favorite topic for Antu sheth and his buddies to express their unique opinions on. They had profound thoughts on every politician and party. One year, there was a famine in Konkan. Konkan is always facing a famine as it is. But this particular one was so bad that in Antu sheth's words it had "been approved under the Famine Act".

Nehru was touring the famine-hit parts of Konkan. He visited Ratnagiri for a speech and the whole town was caught up in Nehru-mania. One evening, someone asked Antu sheth,

"Antu sheth, I didn't see you at the speech?"

"Whose speech? Nehru's? Hmpf!" Antu sheth's disdain was obvious. "What nonsense. There's a famine here. Stop giving speeches. Give us food! This is like seeing a man drowning and instead of saving him, reading from the Quran to ensure that he doesn't end up in hell. Utterly useless. But everyone else is stupid. Oh, Nehru is here? He is giving a speech? He gives great speeches! Let's go! Bloody lemmings!"

"And now that Nehru is in Ratnagiri, what did they do? Idiots took him to show the house, room, and bed where Lokmanya Tilak was born! Morons. Tell me, did god appear in Gangadhar Tilak's dreams and tell him that your wife is going to give birth to a great leader? How would anyone even remember what bed Tilak was born on? But who cares? They just showed Nehru some random room and bed and bluffed - this is where Tilak first went WAAAAAAAAAA."

"Morons! Where's the proof? Where's the proof? Did they get the midwife from Tilak's birth to certify the bed? Hmpf! Forget Tilak. It's been a 100 years since he was born. You tell me. Can your own mother confidently identify the room and the bed where she gave birth to you? Go ask her and then tell me about Nehru and Tilak."

And so ended the rant.

I always wondered if there was anything or anyone in the world that Antu sheth and his friends had respect for. If they ever had a polite dignified response for anything at all.      

Somebody's son became a Professor. And Antu's response,

"Professor? In a circus?There used to be this Professor Chhatre in circuses performing magic tricks."

Someone opened a new store. And Antu's response,

"Tell him to have a bankruptcy form ready. It'll save time when the inevitable happens."

Who knows what school of philosophy these guys followed. More than half of them survived on money orders from children and relatives. They saved money from that and file lawsuits for the strangest reasons. Every lawsuit is stuck in delayed hearing dates. These guys have a big beautiful sea coast, coconut trees, gardens, everything you could reasonably hope for to be happy. But that apparent prosperity gets punctured by an occasional bout of misfortune and all that remains is an impenetrable shield of gallows humor.

Somehow the topic of Gandhi came up. And Antu sheth got on his soap box.

"Gandhi? What Gandhi? Traveled all over the world, but never came to Ratnagiri! Because he was smart. He knew that here, no one gives a damn about his loincloth or his walking stick. We are all just as naked and just as skinny. And his obsession with spinning khadi. It's all useless. Our own Shambhu sheth. All his life, he followed Gandhi's teachings and spun khadi for his clothes. Forget the British government, even Ratnagiri's Collector Gilligan didn't fear his "civil disobedience". And you're talking about Gandhi."

"Then there are all his hunger strikes and fasts. Half of Konkan is hungry and fasting, and not by choice. Someone who is well-fed will find something remarkable about hunger strikes. What do we care? Don't get me wrong. I am not saying Gandhi wasn't a great man. He was. But in our books, under what column should we make an entry for his greatness? And if you are talking about independence, then that had nothing to do with Gandhi, or Tilak or Savarkar."

"So did independence just fall out of the sky?" I asked him.

"It's up to you to find out where it fell out of." Antu replied. "One thing I am sure of is that the Brits left because they got bored. What more was left for them to loot? Their Raj business started making a loss, so they effectively declared bankruptcy and went home. The potter left with his pottery, and we sit here cradling his leftover broken pieces. This is all just a cycle of life and bigger than anything we can comprehend. It's not British rule, nor is it Nehru's rule, nor people's rule, nor anyone's rule. It's the creator's rule."  

"So how did your creator end up siding with the British?" I asked.

"Don't be silly. The creator is sitting pretty on his throne. He just played a small game."

"A game that translated into 150 years of slavery?"

"It's 150 years for you and me." Antu sheth was steadfast. "The almighty's wrist watch doesn't move forward by even one second unless a thousand years go by for us. In his eyes and on his scale, all this is just a minor game that lasted barely a millisecond."

When these emaciated old men started spouting this philosophy on the front yards of that impoverished middle lane in Ratnagiri, with dark shadows formed by the dim light of their age-worn oil lamps dancing on their wrinkled faces, my heart couldn't help but shudder.

"Socialism? What socialism? All nonsense, I tell you. Not even two mango leaves are alike. And these guys want to pretend all men are equal. In the creator's eyes, each individual is unique. How are they going to have equal opportunities or equal outcomes? But everyone is just blabbering....socialism is coming. Just like that Ratnagiri's legislator is saying...Konkan Railway is coming, Konkan Railway is coming. Sure, Konkan Railway is coming. And it's tracks are going through where one-armed Pandu Gurav's toilet used to be. Even if it does, is it going to make Pandu's shoulder stump sprout an arm? What difference will it make?"

"And without an arm to plow his field or pick his crops, no matter what you do with that damn railway, what good is it going to do him? He is still the same. Just because India became independent, does not mean that Hari Sathe's lazy eye got fixed. Nor did Mahadev Godbole's paunch disappear.  Nothing really changed. Even in the fabled Ram Rajya, Ram didn't uproot Hanuman's tail and attach it to his own ass. No. Ram stayed a man, and Hanuman stayed a monkey."

At such times, it almost seem like the Goddess of Wisdom Saraswati is sitting on Antu sheth's tongue.

"You're right." I said.

"Don't just say I am right for the heck of it to be polite. If I am wrong, say that and correct me. You might be younger than me when it comes to age, but when it comes to education, you are my elder, jawaibapu!"

Once in a while, Antu sheth will say something genuinely from his heart, without any sarcasm. But there is always some burning issue close to his heart underlying what he says.

The last few years, I could not go to Ratnagiri as often as I used to. In the meanwhile, Ratnagiri finally got electricity, its own college, tar roads, and all other features of 20th century life. When I met him after that, I said,

"Antu sheth, your Ratnagiri has now become posh! Electric lights and everything. Did your house get an electric connection?"

"No, not yet. But it's good that it's dark. Tomorrow even if I do get electricity, what is there to look at in that bright light? A penniless life? Who needs electricity to look at chipped walls and leaking shingles? It's better that my poverty stays hidden in darkness."

And then he laughed loudly for a full minute like it was a joke.

This time I saw that his teeth had gone almost completely Annu Gogte. I also learned that a couple of more friends of his had passed on and that the card game court was emptier than ever. For a change, I spotted a sense of love, longing, and kindness in the way Antu sheth spoke. I guess the empty seats at his card games were starting to make a place in his heart.

"Joglekar's son got a big promotion and moved to Delhi!" Antu sheth voluntarily shared some pleasant news without his customary sarcastic rejoinder. "Took his old man to Kashi, Haridwar, Vishweshwar, Hrishikesh and all. Fed a 100 brahmins there. Old man Joglekar was thoughtful enough to get me a small sealed pot with water from the Ganga. When you come visit next time, jawaibapu, you'll probably see that the seal has been broken and the water was poured down my throat if you know what I mean."

The next time I visited Ratnagiri, fortunately Antu sheth's Ganga water pot was still sealed.

"Wow, jawaibapu, wow! Congratulations! I heard you're going to England! Congratulations! Have a great trip. Just one "request" for you. Now I have to speak with you in English. So a "request"."

"What request?"

"Go see the Kohinoor diamond once. For some reason, it's an obsession I have always had, the Kohinoor diamond. I can't go see it, but you do it on my behalf. And then come back and tell me how it looks. See all the sights in London and Paris and everything!"

For some reason, I was overcome with a desire to touch his feet, something I had never done before. Right there on the street, I bent down and touched his feet.

"Live a long life!" Antu sheth touched my head gently. "You are a good person, which is why you are so successful."

I said goodbye and started to leave. I had barely gone four steps when I suddenly heard the familiar

"Jawaibapu!!!"

"Yes, Antu sheth?" I turned around.
  
"Forgot to ask you one thing. Are you going alone or with your wife?"

"Both of us are going."

"That's good. Don't mind me, I just had a nagging doubt, so I asked. You are going far away to learn something new. So I was reminded of Devayani's tale from mythology. Hahaha. Convey my blessings to your wife too. I am telling you, your good fortune is all because of her. That's all life is eventually about - the right woman."

Antu sheth paused and continued.

"Let me tell you something. Just between us. My wife passed away 40 years ago. Since then, the alphonso mango tree near my door has stopped flowering. When she was around, the tree yielded hundreds of mangoes every year. But since she left.....you know....fate can take really strange turns. Sorry, I am rambling. Anyway, safe travels. So when are you leaving from Ratnagiri?"

"Tomorrow morning by bus."

"Direct Ratnagiri to Mumbai?"

"Yes."

"Good call. Once someone completes that journey, then even traveling around the world seems easy in comparison. The other day Tatya Jog made the trip. He is still trying to locate all his bones.  Told me some 7-8 bones are missing!"

And he started laughing hard with his mouth wide open. I noticed that there was only one tooth remaining that hadn't gone Annu Gogte.

The next morning at 5 AM at the bus stand, I again heard the familiar cry,

"JAWAIBAPU!"

Antu sheth approached me and gave me a small paper pouch.

"I know you don't believe in god, jawaibapu, but do me a favor and keep this in your pocket. It is holy ash. It will keep you safe. You are going to London by air, so this small pouch shouldn't add too much weight to your luggage."

I put the pouch in my pocket. As the bus got going, I saw Antu sheth lift his shirt and gently wipe tears from his small blinking gray eyes. In that dim dawn light, seeing his bony chest and his concave stomach which had all but touched his back suddenly tugged at my heart.

Just like Konkan's jackfruit, it's people taste sweet only when they ripen for a long time.

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          Conflicted   
Something happened today that has left me conflicted. If you read this post months or years later, remember that "today" is three days after the Boston Marathon bombings.

I got on the 33rd Street PATH train at Hoboken (the starting point of the train) to head home to the city, and found the compartment mostly empty as usual. There was an old white man at one end and a young black woman at another. I sat down on a seat in the middle of the compartment, opened a magazine, and started reading.

A minute later, some more people walked in. An East Asian woman, two young white women, and a desi (South Asian) looking guy. The desi guy sat across from me about 10 feet away, slipped his backpack off, and pushed it under the seat. He then took a pair of earphones out of his pocket, put them in his ears and sat there listening to music.

I stole a few more glances at him and the backpack. It is not common, at least in my experience, for someone in the NYC area to push their belongings under the seat. On the seat next to them when the train is as empty as this one was, sure. On the floor between their legs, often. That's where my own backpack was. But under the seat, very rare. At least that's what I told myself was the reason for looking at him more than usual.

Soon the train got going. I tried to read the magazine, an article about HBO's new show Vice, but found myself glancing at him and the backpack every so often. The thought "what if the backpack has...." kept looping through my mind without completing itself.

Eight minutes later, the train reached Manhattan and stopped at Christopher Street. I looked at the guy. He was still listening to his music. There was one more stop to go before I got off at 14th Street. I found myself thinking, "I hope he gets off after me". For two completely opposite reasons, which are obvious.

A couple of minutes later, the train stopped at 9th Street. He got up. I dropped any pretense of stealing glances and stared at him. He didn't seem to have noticed. He took a couple of steps towards the door. My throat went dry as I saw that his backpack was still under the seat!

Shrill alarm bells rang in my head and I was about to spring up from my seat. I was just trying to decide if I should scream and tackle him or go press the Emergency Speakerphone button that every train compartment has.

Before I could make up my mind, he stopped mid-stride. He mouthed what seemed like "Oh shit!", quickly retracted his steps, and picked up his backpack from under the seat. He then turned around and sprinted out before the doors closed. The train started moving again.

I sat there, feeling conflicted. And have been conflicted ever since. Was I paranoid or just vigilant? "If you see something, say something!". Was I bigoted against brown people.....which as a brown person myself would make me self-loathing I guess. After all, I didn't look twice at any of the other people in the compartment. Or was I just being rationally cautious? Was it because I once possibly escaped a commuter train bombing because I was feeling lazy and cancelled dinner plans? Or do I harbor the same prejudices based on skin color and race that I usually abhor in others?

I am not sure. Conflicted.

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          Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/29 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and More!   

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and more!

Check out our top features from around the BroadwayWorld below!


Central Pennsylvania: Contributor Marakay Rogers reviews NEWSIES at the Fulton Theater. She writes "Matt Farcher, who plays Jack Kelly, leader of the newsboy throng, is certainly energetic as well as a fine vocalist; local audiences will possibly not recognize him, though they've seen him before - as the Beast at Fulton's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. His performance here may be a bit more informed, however, by his prior performance as Che Guevara in EVITA in Maine, as well as having played revolutionary Enjolras in LES MIS in the past. (That "LES MIS turns positive" vibe is strong with this show.) Kate Fahrner makes for a tough, but charming, potential love interest as Katherine Plumber, intrepid early female reporter who is trying hard to not be her father's daughter - a major plot point of the show. If there's a real criticism to be had of the book, it's Katherine's part; the amazement over a female journalist shouldn't have been so great, given that Nellie Bly was a major expose writer for Pulitzer (the big bad of the show) in 1887 and that her famous Around The World stunt was done for Pulitzer in 1888. The historic newsboy strike was in 1899, when Bly had only recently (and temporarily - she did war correspondent work in World War One) retired. Writer Fierstein presumably based Katherine on Bly, but the show is set just late enough that anyone relatively familiar with history will find the lack of prior existence of Bly irritating."


New Zealand: Contributor Monica Moore reviews BONNIE AND CLYDE. She writes "Bonnie, played by Nicolette Nes is superb. She has the look, the voice and the style. And the top quality performances just keep coming at you. Blanche (Katrina McConnell) is excellent along with Buck (Brian Wolfman) Preacher (Simon Chapman) and well, actually they're all pretty darn good! Special mention to the young Bonnie (Samara Bayliss and Medody Lui-Webster) and Clyde (Tim Cloves) who deliver Great Performances. The set is engaging and designed by the well-known John Fausett who cleverly incorporates and ensures the story is kept interesting."


Minneapolis: Contributor Karen Bovard reviews SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at the Guthrie Theatre. She writes "Crucial to the success of any production of this show are the two leads. Randy Harrison is suitably difficult and awkward in Act 1 as Seurat, and far slicker as his great grandson George in Act 2, where he seems more in command. Act 1 belongs to Erin Mackey as Dot, who is sexy and sympathetic and sly and sings with great feeling. She's also fully credible as the elderly wheelchair bound Marie in Act 2; it's a startling, funny, and moving transformation. All the members of the strong ensemble take on new roles in Act 2, and part of what makes this second act work so well are the bold choices they've made in sketching in their characters. The music swells with real grandeur, thanks to their ensemble power, an excellent mic system, and a full 13 piece orchestra behind them, helmed by conductor and pianist Mark Hartman."


Oklahoma: Contributor Ronn Burton reviews MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at the Lyric Theatre. He writes "Director Dave Steakley wisely steps back and lets his boys go to town when necessary, yet his subtle guidance of the tone and flow of the show does not go unnoticed. The costumes by the reliably-proficient resident designer Jeffrey Meek are period-perfect yet fashion-forward. Helena Kuukka's lighting and Adam Koch's sets work hand-in-hand seamlessly - the colors and patterns playing off each other consummately. Important to note: the musical performances wouldn't be as impeccable as they are without Anthony Risi's sound design, which subtly yet perfectly enhances the recording studio vs. live performance effects throughout the evening."


Long Island: Contributor Melissa Giordano reviews RAGTIME at East Islip's BayWay Theatre. She writes "Among the talented cast, Chazmond Peacock makes a superb Coalhouse; intense, great voice... he's a natural for the role. Coalhouse is the beau of Sarah (and father of her child) portrayed exquisitely by Amanda-Camille Isaac. Ms. Isaac's striking portrayal of poor Sarah is a roller coaster of emotions including a gorgeous rendition of the hopeful song "Wheels Of A Dream" with Mr. Peacock. Additionally, kudos to Mike Press who is an outstanding Booker T. Washington, Coalhouse's mentor. On Ms. Waller's clever creative team, Bob Butterley's bi-level set ideally fills the open stage. Rolling pieces, tucked away on the sides, are used throughout. Also, the fun here is that you get to use your imagination a great deal. The music, on tracks, is coordinated by Eizabeth DeGennaro who is also part of the cast. This is enhanced beautifully by Jessy Gill's choreography and Joseph Kassner's stunning costumes."


Kansas City: Contributor Alan Portner reviews JERSEY BOYS at Starlite Theatre. He writes "Jersey Boys offers up super production values with this touring show. Portrayals of Massi and DiVito are a little one dimensional, but the singing, acting, production, and dancing make up for any lack. The supporting cast is excellent. Jersey Boys is a little strange to get used to. It is an excuse for a concert of great music. The music does not advance the story much except in parallel in the documentary. Most of the first act is required for the audience to get used to the style, but the final forty minutes grabs the audience and transports them back to the golden age just prior to the Beatles in the Doo Wop period. The audience ends up loving the performance."


St. Louis: Contributor Chris Gibson reviews SEUSSICAL at Stages St. Louis. He writes "Ryan Cooper is a perfectly disarming and amusing Cat in the Hat, with nimble movements and well-timed comic delivery of lines that bring forth smiles and laughs from young and old alike . You can just see that he's having fun. Cooper and Company draw the audience into the tale immediately with the rousing opening number "Oh! The Things You Can Think," and Cooper takes on several different comedic roles throughout the proceedings. As JoJo, Colton James Kastrup is a very believable little boy, and definitely possesses just the right voice and enthusiastic innocence that fit the part. Anthony Arpino absolutely shines as Horton, with a warm and deeply concerned performance that makes you genuinely care about his plight. April Strelinger is delightfully vainglorious as Mayzi and oozes attitude to spare. Leah Berry is simply terrific as Gertrude McFuzz, a single-feathered bird who's in love with Horton, but having trouble getting him to realize it. Her take on "Notice Me, Horton" is a sad and sweet delight."


Rhode Island: Contributor Andira Tieman reviews THE DIANA TAPES. She writes "The Diana Tapes is a tightly-written one act with just four actors. Playwright James Clements takes on the role of biographer Andrew Morton with Sam Hood Adrain as Michael O'Mara, his publisher. The two of them receive and transcribe recordings made by Princess Diana's friend James Colthurst, played by Jorge Morales Pico. The attention to detail with the sets and costumes is impressive for a production barebones as this. Battered chairs are swapped for fancy ones when the scene changes from the office where Morton and O'Mara frequently meet to Diana's residence where she talks with Colthurst. Diana's iconic wedding ring, now Kate Middleton's, is replicated. While the men's costumes are necessarily basic, Diana gets several glamorous outfit changes that suit the scenes perfectly."


St. Louis: Contributor Chris Gibson reviews THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny! He writes "Emma Degerstedt is delightful as Ariel, effectively conjuring up the image of a young mermaid who wants more out of life, and is positively driven to do so. Her voice is splendid as well, as would befit a character who uses it as a bargaining chip so she can gain her true love. Jason Gotay does fine work as the object of her affections, Prince Eric, and you genuinely root for them to connect. Emily Skinner is perfectly menacing as Ursula, creepily costumed and brimming with malevolent intentions, Skinner makes a memorable impression. Jerry Dixon is commanding and surly as King Triton, bringing plenty of bluster to the role. James T. Lane is enthusiastic as Sebastian, the red Jamaican crab who is also a composer. The undeniably catchy "Under the Sea" gets a great workout under his guidance. Jeffrey Schecter is funny and friendly as Scuttle the seagull, and Spencer Jones is awfully cute as Flounder. Kevin Zak and Will Porter are quite good as Ursula's moray eel minions; Flotsam and Jetsam, respectively. Frank Vlastnik is also sharp as Chef Louis/Pilot, specializing in seafood dishes as the Chef, which naturally rubs Sebastian the wrong way. Richard B. Watson rounds out the cast as Eric's manservant/confidante, Grimsby. Of course, the large ensemble also adds to the merriment, and gives the show an even wider scope."


Chicago: Contributor Rachel Weinberg reviews MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre Company. She writes "MOBY DICK also features three extraordinary female actors in its ensemble: Kelly Abell, Cordelia Dewdney, and Mattie Hawkinson. While each essays various roles, they also come together as the three Fates-an inventive and eerily effective device. Decked out in Sully Ratke's magnificent and haunting costumes, they provide the warning of what's to come upon the play's conclusion. At various points in the production, Abell, Dewdney, and Hawkinson also embody various elements of nature: the ocean, a whale carcass, and even Moby Dick himself. Outside of the skeletal structure of the set, there is no literal whale onstage-but that is perhaps one of the most striking representations of Moby Dick in the production."


Regional Editor Spotlight:

Christy Brooks
Los Angeles Contributing Editor

Christy Brooks is a teaching artist, actor and scriptwriter located in South Central Pennsylvania. She works as an independent contractor in producing and directing small and large-scaled performing arts productions. In addition, Christy has created curriculum, focusing on Reader's Theatre, Acting Workshops, and Scriptwriting, for public and private school districts. She donates a portion of proceeds from theatrical work to local non-profit organizations. Christy is a proud graduate of The Pennsylvania State University.

Writing for Broadway World has been a wonderful and fulfilling complement to my involvement in the performing arts. It brings me joy to watch a live performance and absorb the many facets involved in producing and acting in a performance. Whether I am reviewing a show or interviewing actors, my focus is on what I might learn from each theatrical encounter. Theatre is ever-evolving and I want to contribute to it in a passionate way that promotes constructive, not destructive, dialogue.


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          THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour to Welcome New Leads This July   

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced today that Eva Tavares and Kristie Dale Sanders will join the cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera currently on tour in North America.

With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour.

Beginning July 18, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kristie Dale Sanders will play the role of 'Madame Giry.' On July 26, Eva Tavares will take over the role of 'Christine Daaé' at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta.

They join current cast members Derrick Davis as 'The Phantom,' Jordan Craig as 'Raoul,' Trista Moldovan as 'Carlotta Giudicelli,' David Benoit as 'Monsieur Firmin,' Edward Staudenmayer as 'Monsieur André,' Phumzile Sojola as 'Ubaldo Piangi' and Emily Ramirez as 'Meg Giry.'

Eva Tavares hails from Vancouver, BC and trained at the UBC Opera Program and the Banff/Citadel Theatre Professional Training Program. Credits include the world premiere of Sousatzka, West Side Story and A Little Night Music. Her choreography has been seen most recently in Die Fledermaus (Vancouver Opera).

Kristie Dale Sanders has been seen on Broadway in Cabaret, Evita, Next Fall, Urinetown and The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Dream of the Burning Boy; Johnny Guitar; A Class Act; Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. She can also be seen on "All My Children" and "The Wire."

The current company continues performances at the INB Performing Arts Center now through July 9, 2017 with Katie Travis as 'Christine Daaé' and Anne Kanengeiser as 'Madame Giry,' then onwards to Vancouver, British Columbia at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre July 12-23, 2017.

The Ensemble includes Adam Bashian, Steve Czarnecki, Daniella Dalli, Kaitlyn Davis, Dan Debenport, Sarah DeBiase, Mark Emerson, Jordan Ensign, Jim Hogan, Robert Anthony Jones, Edward Juvier, Ted Keener, Jay Lusteck, Adryan Moorefield, Sarah Mossman, Constantine Pappas, Adam Rogers, Travis Taylor, Carmen Vass, Jessica Wagner, Victor Wallace and Marguerite Willbanks. The Corps de Ballet includes McKenna Birmingham, Julie Eicher, Daniela Filippone, Abigail Mentzer, Lily Rose Peck, Ally Taylor Sacks, Tara Sweeney and Micki Weiner.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, "Having received great critical acclaim in the U.K. and North America, I am really pleased that Laurence Connor's new production of PHANTOM will continue to tour the U.S. playing in tandem with the Broadway production which soon celebrates 30 years."

Cameron Mackintosh said, "With PHANTOM still the reigning champion as the longest-running production on Broadway after 29 phenomenal years, with no end in sight, I'm delighted that this spectacular new production of PHANTOM has been as well-received in the U.S. as the brilliant original and has already been seen by over 2.5 million people across North America since it opened in November 2013. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson's amazing costumes, the new PHANTOM is thrilling audiences and critics alike all over again. With the production continuing to be such a success, we are delighted to welcome our exciting new stars to keep the music of the night soaring for many years to come."

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is presented by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group, and NETworks Presentations. Directed by Laurence Connor (who co-directed the new production of Les Misérables that just finished a hugely successful two and a half year revival on Broadway and will start a North American tour in the fall of 2017, directed the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon coming to Broadway in 2017 and national tour in 2018, and also directed the stage version of the movie School of Rock now playing at Broadway's Winter Garden and in London's West End at the New London Theatre), with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. The Phantom of the Opera: music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe); book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber; orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

Cameron Mackintosh's brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera continues performances at Her Majesty's Theatre in London and in its recording-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and many other cities around the world.


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          Shrines and Temples on Mount Haguro in Japan   

A typhoon, was making its way across Japan and Mount Haguro, cancelling a scheduled group hike to the top of Mount Gas-san. Dewa Sanzan (literally three peaks of Dewa) refers to the three sacred peaks of Haguro-san, Gas-san, and Yudono-san. Haguro-san represents birth, Gas-san represents death, and Yudono-san represents rebirth. Therefore, the three mountains are

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          Laing freed in Beetham   

After 14 hours of intense prayers and a massive operation by police and army for the safe return of San Fernando businessman Gregory Laing, he was set free by his captors in the Beetham Gardens last evening.

The T&T Guardian learned that Laing was released following the payment of a ransom and was picked up by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) on the roadside around 5.05 pm. ACP Irwin Hackshaw said Laing was then taken to the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex in Mt Hope for a check-up. Investigators said he had minor bruises to the face and was to be interviewed and taken back to his home in St Joseph Village, San Fernando, last evening.

Up to last night, there was a large contingent of police and soldiers combing the Laventille and Beetham Garden districts searching for suspects.

Laing, 54, whose family owns the popular Puff N Stuff Bakery along Circular Road, Vistabella and the Trade Winds Hotel in St Joseph Village, was the latest of three south business owners to be kidnapped in recent years. Designer Kirby Mohammed and produce importer Caroline Katwaroo were both kidnapped 2015 while hair stylist Ria Sookdeo was taken in 2016. Those three victims were never found and ransoms were not demanded.

Yesterday around 3 am, police said Laing went to open the bakery so staff could begin preparations for the 6 am opening. Around 3.10 am, one of his employees arrived and saw his Mercedes Benz at the side of the building with a cell phone and a bunch of keys on the ground. One of his brothers reported to police that around 4 am he received a phone call from someone demanding a ransom of $270,000 for his safe return. The call was said to have originated from the Beetham Gardens area.

A party of officers from the San Fernando CID and Mon Repos Police Station, led by Insp Don Gajadhar, responded and statements were taken from a few people. Laing’s car was taken to the Mon Repos Police Station for processing. There were no CCTV cameras nearby and police said they were not able to get a description of possible suspects or the vehicle used in the kidnapping. They suspect he was held up at the business and taken away.

Following the kidnapping, DCP Harold Phillip called a meeting of senior officers, which included Snr Supt Boxhill, ASP Ajit Persad, Snr Supt Mohammed, Insp Gajadhar and officers from the Port-of-Spain Division, Southern Division, AKU and the T&T Defence Force.

There were several social media reports that Laing was found earlier in the day, but Hackshaw confirmed he was only found around 5.05 pm. He said police had aggressively pursued all leads in an effort to safely return Laing to his family. Relatives and staff declined to speak about his disappearance earlier in the day, saying it was at a sensitive stage. However, it was business as usual as the bakery remained open. San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello, however, condemned the “reprehensible actions” by Laing’s kidnappers.

Regrello said while the city has mostly avoided the brunt of criminal activity in T&T, the kidnapping further galvanized the need for all citizens to take back the city. He called on citizens who may have information regarding the kidnapping to contact the San Fernando police and pass on any information.

“Mr Laing is one of San Fernando’s model business owners and is noted for providing employment to many of the citizens of San Fernando, while the charitable contributions of his company are a testament to Mr Laing’s dedication towards the city of San Fernando,” Regrello said.


          Start the mas...   

As we move into the month of July, just the seventh month of the year, it is safe to say that Carnival 2018 has started. The first mas band to launch its presentation for next year was Jus Wee and Friends and its unveiling was held last Sunday at 16 Newbury Extension, Glencoe. Next year Jus Wee and Friends, a past Band of the Year winner, will be playing Wee Taking Flight.

Wee Taking Flight will consist of 14 sections and among the band’s designers are Michel Huggins, Janelle Greaves, Devon Jerome, Marcus Gooding, Dominique Mitchell and Marion George. The band’s camp is at Newbury Hill Extension. Bandleader Annmarie Placide revealed that the band’s costumes are reasonably priced at $1,000-$2,750, and the band is all-inclusive.

She added that one of the band’s attractions on Carnival Monday is that live road music will be supplied by Pelham Goddard & Roots. Playing with Roots on Monday, DJ Mr Desmond will provide road music on the Tuesday.

Potpourri of arts this weekend

This weekend’s entertainment fun list actually begins at 6 pm this evening when Pan Trinbago holds an After Work Jam at bpTT Renegades Pan Theatre, Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain. Supplying live music will be Massy Trinidad All Stars, Fusion Steel, Pan Jammers, Sapophonics and DJ KC Klass is Klass.

 

Another Friday evening steelband jam also begins at 6 pm when Phase II Pan Groove with Hadco opens up its yard at Hamilton Street, Woodbrook for Friday Night Live—band arranger Len “Boogsie” Sharpe says it will be “an odyssey of pan.” Aside from Phase II and lots of food and drink, there will also be entertainment by Martin Cain & Road Block Steel Orchestra, featuring Deja and DeJan Cain.

This evening also sees the eagerly awaited opening of Uppa Level Club at Cascadia Hotel, 67 Ariapita Road, St Ann’s, by Elegant Promotions. Wall-to-wall music can be expected all night by H2O Phlo, Kevon Cartar, Oscar B, plus old school Uper Level DJ Darryl, and his partners in crime DJs Richard Simply Smooth, Scoobie and Billy J.

Kaiso Blues Cafe is also on tonight with its Passing Thorugh Jazz Cuatro Concert, featuring Jeanine Ruiz, Kennth Clarke, Michel Germain, Raul Landaeta and more, from 9 pm.

 

At the theatre

Not to be left out tonight there’s much theatre in a big way with Kingdom Arts & Performances staging Reba, Rachel, Ria...Their Story at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, at 7.30 pm; RJ Productions, in collaboration with Urban Jungle Entertainment, by overwhelming public demand, staging Eileen & Me at Little Carib Theatre, White Street, Woodbrook, at 8.30 pm; and Raymond Choo Kong Productions premiering Choose Your Partner Wisely, at CLR James Auditorium, Cipriani College, Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Valsayn, at 8 pm.

RS/RR is premiering Man Callaloo, starring Nikki Crosby, Richard Ragoobarsingh, Debra Boucaud Mason, Sunny Bling and Aaron Schneider, tomorrow, at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, Port-of-Spain, at 8.30 pm. The show will be repeated on Sunday evening at 6.30 pm, at the same venue.

Tomorrow’s action continues when St Ann’s RC Church stages its Tea Oneness Style Tea & Concert at Lions Civic Centre, Fitz Blackman Drive, Port-of-Spain, from 3 pm. Wall-to-wall entertainment will be by David Bereaux, Errol Fabien, Jason “Fridge” Seecheran, Wendy Sheppard, Krystal Khayne, Stephen Marcelle, Frenz in Muzik and more.

There’s also the Sangeet Opera, at Central Bank Auditorium, Lower St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, featuring Neval Chatelal and John Thomas, at 7.30 pm.

 

Dance events

Dance is also on the weekend’s agenda with Abeo Jackson’s farewell performance – Dance Fuh Yuh Life – being staged at The Big Black Box, Murray Street, Woodbrook, at 8 pm, and Malick Folk Performing Company and OrigiNation Cultural Arts Centre of Boston premiering Just The Two Of Us II, at La Joya Auditorium, EMR, St Joseph at the same time. Both events are billed for tomorrow.

 

Pan in Diego Martin and Tacarigua

Tomorrow also sees Panatics Steel Orchestra celebrating its 30th anniversary by staging Pan Jamboree at the Waterwheel Compound, Diego Martin, at 7 pm. Steelbands to perform include Phase II Pan Groove in association with HADCO, CAL Invaders, Ice Water Pan Ensemble, Sapophonics Steel Orchestra and host band Panatics Steel Orchestra.

One of this weekend’s big shows takes place on Sunday evening in the east at Rush Sports Bar & Night Club, located on the Eastern Main Road, Tacarigua. On a show themed Live in Love & Music, crackshot pan musician Kern Summerville and musicians he has selected will be performing. Summerville’s band will include Kyle Peters (guitar); Kevin Fraser (keyboards); BJ Saunders (bass); Gerion Williams (drum); Jamie Ghany (alto saxophone); Nicholas Jones (tenor saxophone); and Barry Homer (trumpet).

Guest performers for Live in Love & Music are vocalists Marisa Diaz and Kay Alleyne, violinist Anna Clair Roberts, guitarist Kashiff Wilson, Spoken Word artiste Askala George and Keishon Jack.

 

Riddim in the north

Action galore is promised on Sunday night, from 8 pm, at Howdy Dan’s Restaurant, located in MovieTowne, Port-of-Spain, as LA Records launches its RIIbirth Riddim. Artistes on the label billed to perform are Crazy, Fireball, Jamelody, King David, Blessed Messenger, Tobago’s Kervern Carter, Marley Palmer, Jah Disciple, Jaron Nurse, Zion Nurse, Zion Starr, Brittany Gonzales, Dre Star, Frankie Dan and Linelle Hamilton.

 

In memory of Brigo

Across the seas, calypso is also holding centre stage tomorrow as the children of the late Brigo will celebrate his birthday in a special way in New Jersey, USA. The children are being joined by Brigo’s Cultural Theatre Roots & Branches to hold a free show and fair from noon.

Brigo’s daughter Janeel Keisha Abraham said this week: “Our mission is to protect the legacy of passion my father had for calypso as well as to celebrate the numerous young artistes he helped nurture. We are celebrating the life he lived and the lessons and values he taught us.

“Beside lots of music and BBQ on sale, we will also be giving food and clothing to the poor. We are determined to keep my father’s music and legacy alive here in North America, in T&T, and across the Caribbean.”

 

A deed deserving of mention

Full kudos are well deserved by the past and current student body and staff of Presentation College (San Fernando) for going above and beyond to assist the needy. In four short days they raised approximately $50,000 in cash and supplies for those adversely affected by Tropical Storm Bret.

A spokesman for the group told Pulse this week: “We have acquired mattresses, pillows, mops, brooms, flashlights, disinfectants, canned goods, rice, flour, legumes, snacks, water, tarpaulins, garbage bags, new and clean used clothing (folded and sorted by gender and size), disposable diapers and sanitary napkins.

“These items will be given to people living in the Siparia and Penal/Debe regions and we will be guided by their regional corps as to who receives supplies.”

Also assisting the less fortunate were the delegates ion this year’s Miss TT World Pageant. On Friday, at the Tea Party, Talent and Top Model Competition, auctioned a bottle of champagne for $8,600 and donated the proceeds to the San Fernando City Corporation for distribution to the flood victims.

 

Party for a cause

Come July 8, a fund-raising party for stroke victim Wendy Hector will be held at All Out Sports Bar, Queen’s Park Oval, Woodbrook. In addition to some foot-stomping DJ music, there will be a live performance by The Malcontents, Chris Mouttet, Richard Law, Gary Hector, Stuart “Fowl” Abraham, Paul Amar and Phil Hill.

This is a dress up/costume party and guests are invited to don the Hippy, funky and groovy styles of the 60’s and 70’s.

Tickets cost $150 advanced and $200 at the door and they are limited tickets and already going like hot bread.

There will be drinks specials all night long door prizes for the Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Hippy.


          West: Investigations can now resume   

Now that a deputy director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) was sworn in by President Anthony Carmona, head of the authority, David West, says the PCA is now fully constituted to initiate their independent investigations into incidents involving police officers and mentally ill patients.

Recently, public outrage sparked where two mentally ill patients were killed by police officers in separate incidents.

In March, mentally ill patient, Paul Marchan, 30, was shot and killed after he reportedly attacked a family member and tried to stab two police officers at Richplain, Diego Martin

Also, in May, mentally ill patient Miguel Rodriguez, 24, was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer during an altercation near a bar in Moruga.

The country’s first female deputy director of the PCA, Michelle Solomon-Baksh, received her instrument of appointment yesterday.

West, while being questioned by members of the media following the brief ceremony, said t since the resignation of the former deputy director in May, the authority was not fully constitutional and thus could not proceed with requests, investigations and recommendations.

West said with Solomon-Baksh now assuming the position, he will proceed to write to acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams and ask him to send reports of what transpired in the recent incidents.

“Retroactively, we will now start to initiate and look and see what has been done, audit and monitor the investigations,” West said.

He added that recommendations will also be made with regards to training police officers to deal with the mentally ill and handicapped.

“We are looking at other countries and what they do to train their officers and go along those lines. I have already been speaking to the acting commissioner of police about it and on the way forward,” West said.

West, in welcoming Solomon-Baksh on board, described her as an “excellent hardworker” and one in which her integrity is unquestionable.


          Scouts bring holiday cheer   
CONCORD, MA - Alcott Cub Scout Pack 147 spread some holiday cheer by constructing 150 party favors during its December pack meeting for the Concord Council on Aging annual holiday party. The party favors consisted of a decorated cup containing a variety of candy treats wrapped in holiday-themed cellophane wrap.
          Structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Siidra, O.I., Nazarchuk, E.V., Zaitsev, A.N., Lukina, E.A., Avdontseva, E.Y., Vergasova, L.P., Vlasenko, N.S., Filatov, S.K., Turner, R., Karpov, G.A. (2017): Copper oxosulphates from fumaroles of Tolbachik Vulcano: puninite, Na2Cu3O(SO4)3 - a new mineral species and structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 499-510.

Abstract:
Typical characteristics of many anhydrous sulphates of exhalative origin at fumaroles at the Second scoria cone of the Northern Breakthrough of the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption, Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, are the presence of additional oxygen atoms (Oa) in the composition. Recent field works on the fumaroles of the Second scoria cone in 2014 and 2015 resulted in discovery of a new mineral species, puninite, and collection of fresh alumoklyuchevskite and kamchatkite samples which allowed the re-refinement of crystal structures. The crystal structure of kamchatkite, KCu3O(SO4)2Cl, was solved and refined in Pnma space group (a = 9.755(2), b = 7.0152(15), c = 12.886(3) Å, V = 881.8(3)Å3, R1 = 0.021), whereas alumoklyuchevskite, K3Cu3AlO2(SO4)4, is triclinic, P-1; (a = 4.952(3), b = 11.978(6), c = 14.626(12) Å, α = 87.119(9), β = 80.251(9), γ = 78.070(9)°, V = 836.3 (9)Å3, R1 = 0.049) in contrast to previously reported data.
The new mineral puninite, ideally Na2Cu3O(SO4)3, was found in sublimates of Glavnaya Tenoritovaya fumarole. The mineral is named in honor of the Russian crystallographer Yurii Olegovich Punin (1941–2014). Puninite is closely associated with lammerite-β, tenorite, hematite and anhydrite. Puninite is emerald-green in colour. It is biaxial, optically positive, α = 1.587(2), β = 1.611(2), γ = 1.649(2), 2Vcalc=60°. The mineral is soluble in water. The empirical formula of puninite based on 13 O atoms is (Na1.76K0.08)Σ1.84(Cu2.97Zn0.04)Σ3.01(SO4)3.02O0.92. Puninite is the first Na-dominant copper oxosulfate mineral observed on Second scoria cone. It is monoclinic, C2/c, a = 17.41(1), b = 9.39(1), c = 14.40(1) Å, β = 112.04(7)°, V = 2183(2)Å3, Z = 8. The eight strongest lines of the X-ray powder diffraction pattern are (I-d-hkl): 100-8.058-200, 18.88-6.675- 00&2macr;, 28.47-6.466- 20&2macr;, 14.1-4.398-202, 17.37-4.247- 11&3macr;, 33.89-3.839- 02&2macr;, 29.15-2.854- 22&4macr;, 14.95-2.724- 02&4macr;. Puninite is structurally related to euchlorine, NaKCu3O(SO4)3 and to fedotovite, K2Cu3O(SO4)3. The unit-cell a parameter value is very sensitive to the K-Na ratio in “euchlorine group” minerals. The crystal structure of puninite (R1 = 0.035) is based on oxocentred [O2Cu6]8+ dimers. Four sulphate tetrahedra are ‘face-to-face’ attached to the dimers, whereas the other sulphate tetrahedral groups provide their linkage in two dimensions. The structural architecture of all the copper-oxosulphate exhalative minerals described in this paper can be described as being organized via a “host–guest” principle.
          IMA 2015-012 = puninite and structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Siidra, O.I., Nazarchuk, E.V., Zaitsev, A.N., Lukina, E.A., Avdontseva, E.Y., Vergasova, L.P., Vlasenko, N.S., Filatov, S.K., Turner, R., Karpov, G.A. (2017): Copper oxosulphates from fumaroles of Tolbachik Vulcano: puninite, Na2Cu3O(SO4)3 - a new mineral species and structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 499-510.

Abstract:
Typical characteristics of many anhydrous sulphates of exhalative origin at fumaroles at the Second scoria cone of the Northern Breakthrough of the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption, Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, are the presence of additional oxygen atoms (Oa) in the composition. Recent field works on the fumaroles of the Second scoria cone in 2014 and 2015 resulted in discovery of a new mineral species, puninite, and collection of fresh alumoklyuchevskite and kamchatkite samples which allowed the re-refinement of crystal structures. The crystal structure of kamchatkite, KCu3O(SO4)2Cl, was solved and refined in Pnma space group (a = 9.755(2), b = 7.0152(15), c = 12.886(3) Å, V = 881.8(3)Å3, R1 = 0.021), whereas alumoklyuchevskite, K3Cu3AlO2(SO4)4, is triclinic, P-1; (a = 4.952(3), b = 11.978(6), c = 14.626(12) Å, α = 87.119(9), β = 80.251(9), γ = 78.070(9)°, V = 836.3 (9)Å3, R1 = 0.049) in contrast to previously reported data.
The new mineral puninite, ideally Na2Cu3O(SO4)3, was found in sublimates of Glavnaya Tenoritovaya fumarole. The mineral is named in honor of the Russian crystallographer Yurii Olegovich Punin (1941–2014). Puninite is closely associated with lammerite-β, tenorite, hematite and anhydrite. Puninite is emerald-green in colour. It is biaxial, optically positive, α = 1.587(2), β = 1.611(2), γ = 1.649(2), 2Vcalc=60°. The mineral is soluble in water. The empirical formula of puninite based on 13 O atoms is (Na1.76K0.08)Σ1.84(Cu2.97Zn0.04)Σ3.01(SO4)3.02O0.92. Puninite is the first Na-dominant copper oxosulfate mineral observed on Second scoria cone. It is monoclinic, C2/c, a = 17.41(1), b = 9.39(1), c = 14.40(1) Å, β = 112.04(7)°, V = 2183(2)Å3, Z = 8. The eight strongest lines of the X-ray powder diffraction pattern are (I-d-hkl): 100-8.058-200, 18.88-6.675- 00&2macr;, 28.47-6.466- 20&2macr;, 14.1-4.398-202, 17.37-4.247- 11&3macr;, 33.89-3.839- 02&2macr;, 29.15-2.854- 22&4macr;, 14.95-2.724- 02&4macr;. Puninite is structurally related to euchlorine, NaKCu3O(SO4)3 and to fedotovite, K2Cu3O(SO4)3. The unit-cell a parameter value is very sensitive to the K-Na ratio in “euchlorine group” minerals. The crystal structure of puninite (R1 = 0.035) is based on oxocentred [O2Cu6]8+ dimers. Four sulphate tetrahedra are ‘face-to-face’ attached to the dimers, whereas the other sulphate tetrahedral groups provide their linkage in two dimensions. The structural architecture of all the copper-oxosulphate exhalative minerals described in this paper can be described as being organized via a “host–guest” principle.
          IMA 2016-056 = hydroxykenoelsmoreite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Kampf, A.R., Birch, W.D., Kasatkin, A. (2017): Hydroxykenoelsmoreite, the first new mineral from the Republic of Burundi. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 491-497.

Abstract:
We report the new mineral hydroxykenoelsmoreite, which has been approved by the IMA as IMA2016-056. The mineral occurs at the Masaka gold mine, Burundi, as rosettes up to 150μm across of platy crystals up to 20μm wide but < 2μm thick, associated with goethite and galena. Crystals are canary yellow, transparent with a vitreous lustre, and have a pale yellow streak. Hydroxykenoelsmoreite is uniaxial (-)and non-pleochroic. The refractive indices were too high to measure, but the Gladstone-Dale compatibility index predicts nave = 2.065. Crystals are brittle with an irregular fracture, but have perfect cleavage on {0 0 1}. The Mohs hardness is ∼ 3 by analogy with hydrokenoelsmoreite. The mineral is a member of the elsmoreite group of the pyrochlore supergroup, but deviates from the ideal cubic symmetry due mainly to ordering of Fe3+ onto one of twoWsites. Its structure is trigonal, space group R-3, with unit-cell parameters a = 7.313(2), c = 17.863(7) Å, V = 827(1)Å3 and Z = 6. The empirical formula (based on 7 (O + OH) per formula unit (pfu)) is: (□1.668Pb0.315Ca0.009Na0.005K0.003Ba0.001)Σ2(W6+>1.487Fe3+0.357Al0.156)Σ2(O4.119(OH)1.881)Σ6(OH); Raman spectroscopy and bond–valence sums showed that molecular H2O was absent or nearly so. The calculated density is 5.806 g cm-3.
          Crystal chemistry of Al–V–Cr oxy-tourmalines from Sludyanka complex, Lake Baikal, Russia (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Bosi, F., Reznitskii, L., Halenius, U., Skogby, H. (2017): Crystal chemistry of Al–V–Cr oxy-tourmalines from Sludyanka complex, Lake Baikal, Russia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 457-472.

Abstract:
Twelve Al–V–Cr oxy-tourmalines from the Sludyanka crystalline complex (Russia) were structurally and chemically characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and electron microprobe analysis. Three samples were also optically characterized by optical absorption spectroscopy and refractive index measurements. The data obtained and those of fourteen earlier studied oxy-tourmalines from the same locality show a complete substitution series due to the replacement of Al ↔ V3+ ↔ Cr3+. The cation site distribution results show that Mg has a strong preference for the Z site, whereas the trivalent cations have a preference for Y and Z controlled by their size: YV3+ > YCr >> YAl and ZAl >> ZCr > ZV3+.
In accordance with the bond-valence theory, the observed increase of F content with increasing Cr content may be interpreted by the occurrence of the local arrangements O1(F)–Y(CrCrCr) and Z[Cr(Cr,Mg)]–O3(O2−)–Y(Cr), while the incorporation of V3+ into the oxy-tourmaline structure is controlled by the local arrangement O1(O2−)–Y(VVV).
The unit-cell parameters (a and c) are strictly correlated to each other and can be expressed by a quadratic relation dependent on the mean-bond distances 〈Z–O〉 and 〈X–O〉. A strong positive correlation between (V + Cr) content and mean refractive index is proposed as a reliable guide to derive the composition of Al–V–Cr oxy-tourmalines from refractive-index measurements.
          Modularity of crystal structures: a unifying model for the biopyribole–palysepiole series (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Nespolo, M. & Bouznari, K. (2017): Modularity of crystal structures: a unifying model for the biopyribole–palysepiole series. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 369-383.

Abstract:
Biopyriboles and palysepioles are two polysomatic series traditionally described as built by the juxtaposition of modules taken, respectively, from phyllosilicates and pyroxenes and from palygorskite and sepiolite. We show that all the minerals in these two series can be described in the framework of the tropochemical cell-twinning model as built by modules of variable width taken from phyllosilicates, stacked by different structure-building operations. We present a quantitative comparison of the modules occurring in the different minerals and show their structure is so closely similar that one can use the module taken from one mineral to model the structure of the other minerals with only minimal deformations.
          Crystal-chemical relations and classification problems belonging to the oxy-schorl – oxy-dravite – bosiite – povondraite series (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Bosi, F., Cámara, F., Ciriotti, M.E., Hålenius, U., Reznitskii, L., Stagno, V. (2017): Crystal-chemical relations and classification problems in tourmalines belonging to the oxy-schorl – oxy-dravite – bosiite – povondraite series. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 445-455.

Abstract:
Two oxy-tourmalines showing intermediate compositions between the oxy-schorl and oxy-dravite series (sample from Sludyanka crystalline complex, Baikal, Russia) and the oxy-dravite and bosiite series (sample from the Valletta mine, Piedmont, Italy) were structurally and chemically characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, electron microprobe analysis, optical absorption and Synchrotron Mössbauer source spectroscopy. A comparative analysis of the results, along with data from literature on additional samples corresponding to the species oxy-schorl, oxy-dravite, bosiite and povondraite, show that the main structural variations within the Fe-bearing, Na-dominant oxy-tourmalines are related to variations in the content of Fe, which is incorporated into the structure via substitution mechanisms that involves Al. The results also show the occurrence of a complete substitution series from oxy-schorl via oxy-dravite and bosiite to povondraite, but no (or a limited) direct substitution series between oxy-schorl and bosiite (or povondraite). The substitution of Al by larger cations causes changes in ⟨Y–O⟩ and ⟨Z–O⟩ distances as well as in the unit-cell parameters. The effect of ⟨Y–O⟩ on the a-parameter is evident in the oxy-schorl–oxy-dravite series, but it is of marginal significance in the oxy-dravite–bosiite–povondraite series. On the other hand, a good correlation exists between ⟨Z–O⟩ and the a-parameter only in the oxy-dravite–bosiite–povondraite series. The c-parameter is strongly correlated with ⟨Z–O⟩ along the entire substitution series.
Classification problems related to the naming of Fe-bearing, Na-dominant oxy-tourmalines are discussed. Application of the nomenclature rules in force resulted in ambiguous naming of the studied samples. This makes, for example, direct comparisons of physical and chemical properties of tourmalines originating from different deposits difficult.
          Fiduciary Trust Co. Has $274000 Position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) - Sports Perspectives   

Fiduciary Trust Co. Has $274000 Position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR)
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          Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub - The Cerbat Gem   

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub
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          Blockchain Energizer Vol. 7 - JD Supra (press release)   

Blockchain Energizer Vol. 7
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          Samsung’s new Walk Mode app aims to keep safe while you text and walk   
Our growing smartphone addiction has prompted authorities in the Chinese city of Chongqing to designate a 100ft “cell phone lane” for people who use their phones while walking. While other cities are yet to adopt a similar measure, Samsung has come up with a solution which aims to keep distracted mobile users from bumping into […]
          Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. Acquires 370 Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) - Transcript Daily   

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. Acquires 370 Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR)
Transcript Daily
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          Energizer Holdings (EPC) Receiving Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds - The Cerbat Gem   

Energizer Holdings (EPC) Receiving Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds
The Cerbat Gem
Energizer Holdings logo Headlines about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources.

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          Gabelli Comments on Energizer Holdings, Inc.'s FY2018 Earnings (EPC) - BBNS   

Gabelli Comments on Energizer Holdings, Inc.'s FY2018 Earnings (EPC)
BBNS
Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) – Equities researchers at Gabelli boosted their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Energizer Holdings in a research note issued on Wednesday. Gabelli analyst S. Donnelly now anticipates that the company ...

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          South Dakota Investment Council Decreases Position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) - The Cerbat Gem   

South Dakota Investment Council Decreases Position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR)
The Cerbat Gem
Energizer Holdings logo South Dakota Investment Council reduced its stake in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 61.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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          Financial Contrast: EnSync (ESNC) and Energizer Holdings (ENR) - Sports Perspectives   

Financial Contrast: EnSync (ESNC) and Energizer Holdings (ENR)
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          Main US stock barometer set to log best first half since 2013 - Financial Times   

Main US stock barometer set to log best first half since 2013
Financial Times
US stocks have been a bit like the Energizer Bunny: they just keep going and going, despite calls from some analysts that the rally may have gone too far. The S&P 500 index is poised to post the best first half of a year in four years, led by a strong ...

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          Renaissance Technologies LLC Buys 267400 Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) - Markets Daily   

Renaissance Technologies LLC Buys 267400 Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR)
Markets Daily
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          Houston Methodist Executive Celebrates Medical Excellence and...   

Dr. Mauro Ferrari joins Texas Travel Industry Association campaign spotlighting Texas healthcare, research.

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          A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin   
Post by GaryGaulin
I just went over the article, and can add:

Quote
Relatedly, Penfield observed that spontaneous electrical discharges in the brain cause involuntary sensations and movements and even emotions, but never abstract reasoning or calculation. There are no “calculus” seizures or “moral” seizures, in which patients involuntarily take second derivatives or ponder mercy.


The above is expected, from a vector mapped movement based system.

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Similar observations emerge from Roger Sperry’s famous studies of patients who had undergone surgery to disconnect the hemispheres of the brain. This was done to prevent seizures. The post-operative patients experienced peculiar perceptual and behavioral changes, but they retained unity of personal identity—a unified intellect and will. The changes Sperry discovered in his research (for which he won a Nobel Prize) were so subtle as to pass unnoticed in everyday life.


It is not normal for one hand to keep trying to light a cigarette while the other hand keeps throwing it away. That and other examples of the known side effects of corpus callosotomy surgery indicates that the patients did not fully retain their "unity".

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In the past decade, British researcher Adrian Owen has found using fMRI imaging that some patients with such severe brain damage that they are considered to be in a persistent vegetative state are actually capable of sophisticated thought. The “comatose” patients’ brain scans show that, in reply to questions by an examiner, the patients are in fact thinking and imagining.


The above is also expected, from what at least I have for a model. The important part needed for imagination is at the end of the brain stem, not all the optional add-ons that surround it.
          Vox Day: Alpha Fail.   
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Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 29 2017,07:13)
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          Comment on The Scoop Link Party #281 by History Geeks' Founding Fathers Home Tour-Part III Monticello - Feathering My Empty Nest   
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          faro: day one   

































During my Easter holidays I ventured further south in Portugal, mainly visiting Faro and Lagos. I loved Faro. These are from my first full day in the city, and in just one day you really can see a lot. Exploring the old town took a lot of my time and was also definitely one of my favorites. The cathedral, museums, the ciy walls - everything is just really impressive and pretty. The views of Faro from the tower of the cathedral are very much worth a visit, and the museums have a good variety of exhibitions; local history, more general Portuguese history, modern art, even a hat exhibition! Wandering around without a real plan was lovely too, you never know what you might stumble upon. That's also how you find more authentic places, especially for food. (Although, I had lunch in the very busy squares of the new town and dinner in a smaller place located on a wee alley, and both had excellent food.) The weather was beautiful the whole time I was in the Algarve. The sea, the sun, some exploration; what more could one ask for? I ended my day at the beach (it's not exacly in the ciy centre, so you're best off taking the bus - otherwise Faro is very walkable!) and with a little swim. What a good day, I wish this was how I was spending my time at the moment.

Have you been to Faro or anywhere else in the Algarve? Let me know your favourite places because I'm definitely thinking about returning someday!
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          mother's day cheesecake   





It's Mother's Day this Sunday (I'm sure you know), and as my mum and I are in different countries once again, we won't get to spend any time together. (I have sent her a card and a little something, though!) If you can, you should try and see your mum, though, so why not show your appreciation in the form of this excellent cake! I made this for the first time for my birthday in 2015 and have since baked this a few times. Which is saying a lot: no matter how good something I bake is, I rarely do the same thing more than once as I like trying new recipes. But this is one of those recipes that have made it into my repertoire, and it really is good! This is also the first baked cheesecake that I've both baked and tasted. While it wasn't perhaps life-changing, this cake can be capable of producing an eye roll of pleasure.

BERRY CHEESECAKE

For the base
125g butter
1½dl sugar
1 egg
2½dl plain flour
1dl potato flour
½tsp baking powder

For the filling
600g cream cheese
1½dl sugar
1tbs vanilla sugar
3 eggs
1dl double cream
1dl corn starch
5dl berries of your choice (I usually use raspberries and blueberries!)

I. Whisk the butter and the sugar into a foam and add the egg. Mix the dry ingredients together, and add into the foam through a sieve. Mix until smooth.

II. Cover the bottom of a springform pan with greaseproof paper and butter the edges. Pat the dough into the pan.

III. Add the sugar and the vanilla sugar into the cream cheese. Add eggs, cream, corn starch, and mix until smooth. Carefully mix the berries into the mixture. Pour onto the dough inside the pan.

IV. Bake in a 175°C oven, on a lower level, for approximately 45 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the cake inside the oven for 30 more minutes. Let it cool, remove from pan and enjoy!
          King Soopers Free Friday: Haribo Gummy Candy   

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          Free Cab Rides Over July 4th Weekend   

Had one too many beers, shots or mixed drinks this Independence Day weekend? Don’t even think about driving. The Sawaya Law Firm is offering FREE cab rides from Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 4. (We think it’s better to be safe than sorry. Even if you have just a drink or two, you...

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          txt msg Spam to your cell phone   
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          Scopri il TH Summer Garden e vinci due biglietti per i Subways   

Il TH Summer Garden è un festival che si terrà a Thiene, in provincia di Vicenza, da oggi 30 giugno a domenica 2 luglio, nella cornice naturale del Parco Chilesotto. Questa sarà la sua terza edizione. In cima alla line-up ci sono gli inglesi Subways, accompagnati da diverse eccellenze italiane – Carl Brave e Franco126, […]

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          Free Cell Phone Ringtones   
Cell phone users are taking advantage of free cell phone ringtones to add a little personality and pizzazz to the mundane task of answering the telephone.

          Chalifour c. Perron, 2017 QCCQ 6562 (CanLII)   
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          Excalibur 9-Tray Economy Dehydrator $110.68   
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          Oaktree Provides New $55MM Facility for Oxford BioMedica   
Oxford BioMedica, a gene and cell therapy group, completed a new $55 million debt facility with Oaktree Capital Management.
          Comment on Healing Sessions for the Creative Heart & Spirit by Marcelle   
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          Who’s Your Customer?   
Anyone that has worked with me for any length of time or whom I have managed knows that, at some point, I will ask them, “Who’s your customer?” Anybody that does work has a customer, but few people really think about who their customer really is, or even think in terms of having customers.


Let me be clear: I’m not talking about your company’s customer, the business or individual to whom your company sells goods or services. I’m talking about your customer, as an individual employee, as a team member, or as a manager.

I’ll use myself as an example. At SolidFire, I ran the demand generation function. The role of demand gen is to develop leads for sales to pursue. As such, we had two primary customers: inside sales, who would receive and pursue our leads; and the campaigns team, for whom we managed several (mostly) digital channels through which to execute their campaigns. We had secondary customers, like field marketing, who would generate leads through field events that we would upload, process, and deliver to sales. As a manager, the members of my team were also my customers, and there are also other customer relationships that I maintained in that role.

What’s the value of considering those teams, campaigns and inside sales, as customers, rather than simple collaborative teams or stakeholders in our activities? Because the concept of a customer carries with it a set of expectations that are richer, deeper, and more meaningful than a mere collaborative relationship, and those expectations lead to better outcomes for everyone involved.

Here’s an example. At one point, we started hearing rumors that sales was dissatisfied with some types of leads we were providing, even though we believed these were quality leads. The tension between marketing and sales is a common situation, so it wasn’t surprising to hear this. But if we could break down this barrier, both teams could be much more successful in their efforts.

There are a lot of ways I could have handled this problem, but I decided to view the problem through the lens of a customer-supplier relationship. If we were a supplier to sales as a customer, a common role in that relationship is the customer success manager (CSM), whose job is to ensure that the customer is successful in using the supplier’s product or services. The CSM role is bilateral: she represents the supplier’s product to the customer, helping them use it properly and fully; and she is the voice of the customer to the supplier, helping guide product development to better serve the needs of the customer.

We needed the equivalent function between demand gen and inside sales, so we created a CSM type of role and, in fact, we hired an inside salesperson to staff it. In this role, our CSM (I think we called him a marketing sales coordinator) had a bilateral role: he represented marketing to the inside sales team, explaining different types of leads, why they received them, and how they should pursue them; and represented the sales environment to marketing, describing which types of leads were working best or worst, and why, enabling marketing to optimize their campaign efforts.

The result of this change was dramatic. Inside sales came to view demand gen, and the broader marketing team, as partners in their success. Sales acceptance rates of marketing leads increased, and sales qualification rates of accepted leads improved. Would we have achieved the same result by having a more traditional approach of trying to collaborate between these two teams? Maybe, but I doubt it. In the same way that customers and suppliers generally don’t achieve a truly collaborative relationship, marketing and sales frequently struggle to truly collaborate. By establishing a role whose entire job is to ensure sales’ success, that changes the relationship measurably.

So, have you started to ask yourself who your customers are in your job? Does it change how you think about your interworking relationships? Try it. It can be powerful.



          H. Abdullah Kurt toprağa verildi!   
H. Abdullah Kurt toprağa verildi!H. Abdullah Kurt toprağa verildi!
İstanbul’da ikamet eden Hakkarili Marinos aile büyüklerinden H. Abdullah Kurt Hakkari Kalealtı aile mezarlığında toprağa verildi.

          Hakkari-Van karayolu selden ulaşıma kapandı!   
Hakkari-Van karayolu selden ulaşıma kapandı!Hakkari-Van karayolu selden ulaşıma kapandı!
Hakkari-Van karayolu, meydana gelen selden dolayı saatlerce ulaşıma kapandı.

          Yüksekova belediyespor yaz okulu açtı!   
Yüksekova belediyespor yaz okulu açtı!Yüksekova belediyespor yaz okulu açtı!
Hakkari'nin Yüksekova ilçesi Belediyespor Kulübü 06-19 arası yaş grubu çocuklar için Futbol yaz okulu açtı.

          Hakkari Müdürü Dilberoğlu’dan örnek davranış!   
Hakkari Müdürü Dilberoğlu’dan örnek davranış!Hakkari Müdürü Dilberoğlu’dan örnek davranış!
Hakkari İl Emniyet Müdürü Süleyman Suvat Dilberoğlu, kendisine mektup yazıp karne hediyesi olarak bisiklet isteyen Yunus Emre Ortaokulu 6. Sınıf öğrencisi Ebrar İrden’i makamında kabul ederek istediği bisikleti hediye etti.

          Göç mağduru ailelere seminer verildi!   
Göç mağduru ailelere seminer verildi!Göç mağduru ailelere seminer verildi!
Hakkari TOBB Mesleki Eğitim Merkezi Müdürlüğü tarafından “Çiçekler Solmadan” projesi kapsamında göç mağduru ailelere aile içi eğitim semineri verildi.

          Vali Toprak sanayi sitesini ziyaret etti!   
Vali Toprak sanayi sitesini ziyaret etti!Vali Toprak sanayi sitesini ziyaret etti!
Hakkâri Valisi Cüneyit Orhan Toprak, Küçük Sanayi Sitesi esnafını ziyaret ederek onların sorun ve taleplerini dinledi.

          Araç sahiplerine dikkat   
Araç sahiplerine dikkatAraç sahiplerine dikkat
Eskişehir Şoförler ve Otomobilciler Odası Başkanı Suat Er, standartlara uygun olmayan plakaların araç muayenelerinde ağır kusur kapsamına gireceği konusunda araç sahiplerini uyardı.

          Suriyeli çocuklar lağım sularında serinliyor   
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          Şemdinli'li Dinç ailesi büyük tehlike atlattı!   
Şemdinli'li Dinç ailesi büyük tehlike atlattı!Şemdinli'li Dinç ailesi büyük tehlike atlattı!
Hakkari’nin Şemdinli ilçesinde bir eve giren yılanı görünce ağlamaya başlayan çocuk, ailesini büyük bir tehlikeden kurtardı.

          Beyazpodyum gelinlik Sarayı hizmetinizde!   
Beyazpodyum gelinlik Sarayı hizmetinizde!Beyazpodyum gelinlik Sarayı hizmetinizde!
Hakkari moda gelinlik Sarayı Türkiye’nin en büyük markalarından olan Beyaz Podyum bayiliğini Hakkari’de hizmete açıtı.

          Marco Simoncelli   
It is awful that, less than a week after the death of Dan Wheldon, another major motorsport star has been killed during a race. Unlike IndyCar, I follow MotoGP quite closely and I have watched all of the races this year. I was a big fan of Marco Simoncelli. For me, Marco Simoncelli was the […]
          KESK’ten adalet yürüyüşüne destek çağrısı!   
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Kamu Emekçileri Sendikası (KESK) Hakkari Şubesi CHP lideri Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’nun Ankara’dan yola çıkarak başlattığı Adalet Yürüyüşü’ne yaptıkları basın açıklamasıyla katılım çağrısı yaptı.

          Kuyumcular derneğinden bir eser bekliyoruz!   
Kuyumcular derneğinden bir eser bekliyoruz!Kuyumcular derneğinden bir eser bekliyoruz!
Hakkârili genç ve başarılı iş adamımız İstanbul Kapalıçarşı Borsa Gold Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Sabahattin Baş’ın sponsorluğunda Türkiye Kuyumcu Oda ve Dernek Başkanlarından oluşan 100’ü aşkın iş adamı Hakkâri’mizi ziyaret etti.

          Kuyumcular derneğinden bir eser bekliyoruz!   
Kuyumcular derneğinden bir eser bekliyoruz!Kuyumcular derneğinden bir eser bekliyoruz!

          Hakkari’nin park hasreti sona eriyor!   
Hakkari’nin park hasreti sona eriyor!Hakkari’nin park hasreti sona eriyor!
2017 Hakkari dönüşüm programı kapsamında Hakkari’ye kalıcı hizmetler kazandırmak için çalışan Hakkari Belediyesi şehrin değişik noktalarına parklar inşa edecek.

          Zirek ailesinden taziye mesajı!   
Zirek ailesinden taziye mesajı!Zirek ailesinden taziye mesajı!
Bir süreden beridir tedavi gören ve kurtarılamayarak hayatını kaybeden İsmet Zirek’in ailesi taziye mesajı yayınladı.

          İŞ-KUR’dan destek alan eski mahkûmlar iş yeri açtı   
İŞ-KUR’dan destek alan eski mahkûmlar iş yeri açtıİŞ-KUR’dan destek alan eski mahkûmlar iş yeri açtı
Hakkari’nin Yüksekova ilçesinde yaşayan Sıtkı Tekin ve Orhan Özgenç adlı 2 eski mahkum, İŞ-KUR İl Müdürlüğü’nün hibe projesi kapsamında iş yeri açtılar.

          Dundee’s Cinematic Abundance   
I recently learned about a Twitter account that campaigns against Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee’s excellent culture hub in the centre of the city. Typical tweets include: [blackbirdpie id=”124581248428548096″] [blackbirdpie id=”124933453421617152″] I went to see Friends with Benefits a few weeks ago, and it was pretty awful. The highlight is one funny joke about iPads in […]
          Golazüryan göleti çevresine oturma bankları kuruldu!   
Golazüryan göleti çevresine oturma bankları kuruldu!Golazüryan göleti çevresine oturma bankları kuruldu!
Hakkari Belediye Başkanlığı, Aşağı Merzan Mahallesi’nde bulunan Sülük Göletinin etrafına beton oturma bankları yerleştirdi.

          Tırpankeşler sıcaklarla mücadele ediyor!   
Tırpankeşler sıcaklarla mücadele ediyor!Tırpankeşler sıcaklarla mücadele ediyor!
Hakkari’deki çiftçiler, sıcak havaya rağmen tarımsal işlerini aralıksız sürdürüyor.

          Musul tamamen kurtarıldı!   
Musul tamamen kurtarıldı!Musul tamamen kurtarıldı!
Irak Savunma Bakanlığı, Musul'un tüm bölgelerinin IŞİD'den tamamen kurtarıldığını açıkladı.

          Yüksekova'lı korucu kaza kurşunu ile şehit oldu!   
Yüksekova'lı korucu kaza kurşunu ile şehit oldu!Yüksekova'lı korucu kaza kurşunu ile şehit oldu!
Güvenlik korucusu, kaza kurşunuyla şehit düştü Güvenlik korucusu, arkadaşının silahından yanlışlıkla çıkan kurşunla şehit oldu

          LK & JNS DEW Giyim Mağazasından %30 ila %35 indirim fırsatı   
LK & JNS DEW Giyim Mağazasından %30 ila %35 indirim fırsatıLK & JNS DEW Giyim Mağazasından %30 ila %35 indirim fırsatı
Hakkari’de gençlere hitap eden “LK & JNS DEW” Giyim Mağazası bayrama özel tüm ürünlerde 22-25 Haziran tarihleri arasında %30 ila %35 oranında net indirim ve ayrıca seçili ürünlerde 2 ürün alana 3’üncüsü bedava kampanyası başlattı.

          Karın ağrısı neden olur?   
Karın ağrısı neden olur?Karın ağrısı neden olur?
Mide ağrıları değişik şiddette, faklı nedenler ile ve değişik belirtiler ile birlikte çok sık karşımıza çıkan bir sorundur. Peki karın ağrısına ne iyi gelir, karın ağrısına neden olur? İşte tüm detaylar...

          Tozlu, çukurlu bir şehir yeniden ihya ediliyor!   
Tozlu, çukurlu bir şehir yeniden ihya ediliyor!Tozlu, çukurlu bir şehir yeniden ihya ediliyor!
Tozla, çamurla, çukurla yaşamaya alışmış bir şehir yeniden ihya ediliyor.

          Hakkari Oğul köyü kırsalında sığınak bulundu!   
Hakkari Oğul köyü kırsalında sığınak bulundu!Hakkari Oğul köyü kırsalında sığınak bulundu!
Bir süren önce 2 yüzbaşı ve bir özel harekat polisinin şehit edildiği Hakkari Oğul köyü kırsalında sürdürülen operasyonlarda tespit edilen sığınakta çok sayıda silah ve mühimmat ele geçirildi.

          Mobilyalardaki bardak izlerine çözüm?   
Mobilyalardaki bardak izlerine çözüm?Mobilyalardaki bardak izlerine çözüm?
Ahşap sehpa ve masalarınızdaki rahatsız edici bardak izlerinden bu yöntemle kurtulun.

          Türk Kahvesi nasıl pişirilir?   
Türk Kahvesi nasıl pişirilir?Türk Kahvesi nasıl pişirilir?
Türk kahvesini evde pişirdiğinizde tıpkı dışarıda içtiğiniz kahveler gibi mükemmel olmasını ister misiniz?

          Bakan Kurtulmuş'tan YPG/PYD açıklaması!   
Bakan Kurtulmuş'tan YPG/PYD açıklaması!Bakan Kurtulmuş'tan YPG/PYD açıklaması!
Başbakan Yardımcısı Numan Kurtulmuş, Afrin’deki gelişmeler ile ilgili olarak, “Taciz ateşleri misli ile karşılık bulacaktır. ABD’nin YPG/PYD konusundaki yolu sürdürülebilir bir yol değildir” dedi.

          Derede kaybolan Küçük Miraç bulundu!   
Derede kaybolan Küçük Miraç bulundu!Derede kaybolan Küçük Miraç bulundu!
Hakkari'nin Yüksekova ilçesinde Zap suyuna uçan araçtan akıntıya kapılarak kaybolan 7 yaşındaki Miraç Önal’ın cansız bedenine bugün ulaşıldı.

          Meteorolojiden kavurucu sıcak uyarısı!   
Meteorolojiden kavurucu sıcak uyarısı!Meteorolojiden kavurucu sıcak uyarısı!
Erzurum Meteoroloji 12. Bölge müdürlüğü Bölge Tahmin ve Uyarı Merkezince kuvvetli sıcak hava dalgası uyarısı yapıldı.

          Bakan Yılmaz'dan sözleşmeli öğretmen açıklaması!   
Bakan Yılmaz'dan sözleşmeli öğretmen açıklaması!Bakan Yılmaz'dan sözleşmeli öğretmen açıklaması!
Milli Eğitim Bakanı İsmet Yılmaz, sözleşmeli öğretmenlik uygulamasının devam edeceğini söyledi.

          Hakkarili dağcılar 4 mevsimi bir arada yaşadı!   
Hakkarili dağcılar 4 mevsimi bir arada yaşadı!Hakkarili dağcılar 4 mevsimi bir arada yaşadı!
Türkiye Dağcılık Federasyonu Hakkari İl Temsilcisi Naci Ertunç ve beraberindekiler 4 mevsimin bir arada yaşandığı 2 bin 950 rakımlı Belçelan yaylasına bağlı Aka dağında teknik iniş yaptı.

          Germany Legalize Same-Sex Marriage, Angela Merkel Says Marriage Is Between A Man And A Woman   

Germany Parliament has said "Ja" to same-sex marriage in a snap vote. The bill passed 393 to 226, with the German vice-chancellor, Angela Merkel voting against the bill, however, more than 70 conservative bloc members of Merkel vote in favour of the bill.

    

   Volker Beck of the Green party, who is also an open gay person celebrated the new bill on his lasy day in parliament.

Explaining while she voted No on the bill, Angela Merkel said that she understood marriage to be an institution between a man and a woman, however, she said she believes the new bill will help promote "more social peace."

Merkel also said that she has come to the conclusion that same-sex couple should be able to adopt children, which is something the new bill legalizes.

Volker Beck of the Green party, who also had been a strong voice in approving same-sex marriage called the vote "a success for democracy."

80% of Germans are in support of allowing homosexuals couples to marry and adopt children.

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          Kampa'ta ayı var diye ihbar ettiler!   
Kampa'ta ayı var diye ihbar ettiler!Kampa'ta ayı var diye ihbar ettiler!
Uludağ'da kamp yaptıkları çadırlarına gece bir ayının geldiğini düşünen iki öğrenci, jandarma ve arama kurtarma ekiplerini alarma geçirdi.

          Bankalar 500 Euro’yu kabul etmiyor!   
Bankalar 500 Euro’yu kabul etmiyor!Bankalar 500 Euro’yu kabul etmiyor!
Avrupa Merkez Bankası’nın geçen yıl aldığı kararla 2018 yılında arzına son verilecek olan 500 Euro’luk banknotlar, son günlerde Türk bankalarının ve vatandaşların kâbusu olmuş durumda.

          Hakkari’de nefes alınacak yer; valilik parkı!   
Hakkari’de nefes alınacak yer; valilik parkı!Hakkari’de nefes alınacak yer; valilik parkı!
2000 yılına kadar park adı bile duyulmayan Hakkâri’de ilk kez 1998 yılında dönemin Hakkâri Valisi Nihat Canpolat tarafından temelleri atılan ve çalışmalarına başlanan Valilik parkı bugün küçük bir koru niteliğinde Hakkâri halkına hizmet veriyor.

          Hakkari’de nefes alınacak yer; valilik parkı!   
Hakkari’de nefes alınacak yer; valilik parkı!Hakkari’de nefes alınacak yer; valilik parkı!

          #341: TC39, ECMAScript, and the Future of JavaScript   
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Issue 341 — June 30, 2017
A thorough explanation of how new features make it into JavaScript, before focusing on some practical examples including Array#includes, named captures, and lookbehind assertions in regexes.
Nicolás Bevacqua

Eric Bidelman runs through how to use Headless Chrome, using Karma as a runner and Mocha+Chai for authoring tests.
Google Developers

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See the performance implications of using Lambda functions with a database-as-a-service like MongoDB Atlas.
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The official spec for ES2017 (essentially the 8th edition of the JS spec) has been published in HTML and PDF if you’re lacking for bedtime reading.
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A full-stack app framework built on React and GraphQL. It’s an evolution of Telescope but is becoming less Meteor-dependent.
Sacha Greif

A well presented tutorial site complete with rich, live editable examples.
James K Nelson

Includes support for cynamic import() expressions, string enums, & improved checking.
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Babylon, Babel's JS Parser, To Support TypeScript news
Not a lot to see yet, but .ts support has been baked in.
Babel

Microsoft's 'Sonar' Linting Tool Joins the JS Foundation news
Check out Sonar’s homepage to learn more.
Kris Borchers

Using Source Maps to Debug Errors tutorial
Let's talk JavaScript Source Maps. What are they? How to enable source mapping? Why aren't they working?
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Getting Started with Webpack 3 tutorial
João Augusto

The 'Best' Frontend JavaScript Interview Questions tutorial
Opinions will vary but if you do well at these, you’re in a strong position.
Boris Cherny

Build A Realtime Chart with Vue.js and Pusher tutorial
Yomi Eluwande

Unleash The Power of Angular Reactive Forms video
Oriented around live coding a form from scratch.
Nir Kaufman

Use AngularJS to Build a Fast and Secure Chat App 
PubNub gets your data anywhere in less than 0.25 seconds. It’s so easy with PubNub’s AngularJS library.
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Choosing A Frontend Framework in 2017 opinion
This Dot Labs

Why I'm Switching from React to Cycle.js opinion
SitePoint

An Up to Date List of TC39 Proposals and their Status tools
Nicolás Bevacqua

Search and Install npm Modules Automatically from the Atom Editor tools
Algolia

Decaffeinate: Convert Your CoffeeScript to Modern JavaScript tools
A well established project that continues to get frequent updates.
Brian Donovan

Infinite Scroll v3: As Users Scroll, Automatically Load More tools
Note it’s both GPL3 and commercial.
Metafizzy

Study: A Progressive, Client/Server AB Testing Library code
Dollar Shave Club

echarts: Powerful Charting and Visualization in the Browser code
Lots of demos here.
Baidu

vanilla-tilt.js: A Dependency-Free, Smooth 3D Element Tilting Library code

RE:DOM: A Tiny (2KB) JS Library for Creating User Interfaces code
Juha Lindstedt

frontexpress: An Express.js-Style JavaScript Router for the Front-End code
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          12 nolu herink (TOKİ) sondajı arızalandı!   
12 nolu herink (TOKİ) sondajı arızalandı!12 nolu herink (TOKİ) sondajı arızalandı!
Hakkari'nin Yüksekova ilçesi Yeni Mahalle ve Esenyurt Mahallesinin büyük bir bölümünün Su ihtiyacını sağlayan 12 nolu Herink (TOKİ) sondajı arızalandı.

          Hakkari'de elektrik kesintisi açıklaması!   
Hakkari'de elektrik kesintisi açıklaması!Hakkari'de elektrik kesintisi açıklaması!
Hakkari VEDAŞ yazılı bir açıklama yaparak elektrik kesintisi yapılacağını duyurdu.

          An Interview with Alan Sondheim @furtherfield   
I totally agree; we're in London now (can't get our temporary cellphones to work and our connection's a bit problematic! :-) ) and met Marc and Ruth for the first time - they're amazing people, the …
From: 
sondheim at panix.com (Alan Sondheim)
From Name: 
Alan Sondheim

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          An Interview with Alan Sondheim @furtherfield   
The interview is really absorbing, and the exhibition sounds excellent too. I'm off work next week, so I'll try to make Alan's talk on Wednesday evening if I can. Is it a 7 p.m. start? And am I righ …
From: 
julian.lesaux at gmail.com (Edward Picot)
From Name: 
Edward Picot

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          Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon    
Inutile, forse, provare a presentare quello che secondo molti è il disco rock per eccellenza, l’album che molti, in ogni generazione da più di trent’anni, conoscono a memoria, l’album che mostrò al mondo, per la prima volta, non tanto “la faccia oscura della luna”, quanto il lato ombroso della nostra anima. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo vi accompagnano alla riscoperta di un capolavoro assoluto, “Dark side of the moon” dei Pink Floyd.
          Autori Vari - Woodstock   
Un disco dal vivo. Forse “il” disco live per eccellenza. Perché ripropone non un concerto qualsiasi ma l’Evento Massimo della storia del rock, il festival che ha segnato il punto più alto dell’esplosione della cultura giovanile degli anni Sessanta, i leggendari “tre giorni di pace, amore e musica”, quelli che si svolsero a Bethel nel bel mezzo del mese di Agosto del 1969, il Festival di Woodstock. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo vi accompagneranno in una straordinaria rievocazione, in un viaggio nel tempo, nel cuore della “hippy nation”, nel più grande sogno realizzato della storia del rock, tra le note di Jimi Hendrix e Carlos Santana, di Joe Cocker e dei Jefferson Airplane, di Crosby Stills & Nash e di Joan Baez, degli Who e dei Ten Years After, per “due ore di pace, amore e musica”.
          12 Keutamaan Sedekah Berdasarkan Al-Qur’an dan Hadits