Zusammenfassung des Guild Chat-Livestreams: PvP-Updates   

Am vergangenen Freitag fand eine neue Ausgabe des Entwickler Livestreams Guild Chat mit Rubi Bayer statt. Zu Gast waren unter anderem die Entwickler Ben Phongluangtham und Hugh Grant. Inhaltlich ging es um das Thema PvP-Update und dabei besonders um die automatisierten Turniere. Zu diesem Guild Chat wurde nun in einem Blogpost eine offizielle Zusammenfassung veröffentlicht. Am …

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          6-30 Mike Wise says if Iguodala does leave it would not be for "a bad team"   
Mike Wise of The Undefeated joins Gary and Larry to chat about the NBA offseason, why he thinks LeBron will not go to the Clippers, where he thinks Paul George could go in both the short and long term, where Andre could land if he doesn't stay with the Warriors and the impact of the player relationships on free agency.
          6-30 Kevin Anderson says collegiate athletes should stay at least three seasons   
The AD of Maryland Kevin Anderson joins Gary and Larry to chat about his time at CAL, friendship with Dusty Baker his relationship with Under Armour and their impact in sports and his thoughts on the one-and-done rule.
          June 30, 2017 - MemoryWell w/ Jay Newton-Small   
Who'll tell YOUR story? Or your loved one's? Pat chats with journalist Jay Newton-Small who has started a new project to improve care for dementia and Alzheimer's patients! www.MemoryWell.com MemoryWell helps put your loved one's story in concise and interesting terms to help caregivers better understand a person's background, their lively past, the music they enjoyed, the places they worked, etc. This results in caregivers better able to care for their charges, it helps the patient retain dignity, and the family members get a wonderful remembrance of their relative's life. Follow Jay on Twitter @jnsmall If you'd like more info on MemoryWell's Kickstarter campaign, find it here: http://kck.st/2siQgX7
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          Comentário em O descaramento não pede desculpa por JMS   
Com os cortes (hoje em dia "cativacoes") que este suposto "governo" anda a fazer, com as alterações das chefias da ANPC para agradar a alguns militares de carreira para que não chateiem muito, para repor salários e pensões a uma enorme minoria, para repor as 35 horas de trabalho a alguns funcionários públicos (outros são funcionários públicos mas de 2a.), deixar o SNS à beira da ruptura (mais uma vez - qualquer dia os fornecedores cortam o crédito, nunca é demais relembrar - outra vez!), ir além do que era pedido por Bruxelas para cumprir o défice, não podemos esperar grande coisa deste alegado miserável "governo" que temos, a não ser rezar e que consigam evitar outras desgraças já que, pelo simples facto de existir, esta geringonça não fosse uma completa catástrofe.
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“Tôi lấy cô về theo ước nguyện của bố mẹ tôi thôi, chứ nói cho cô biết tôi là gay đấy, bạn trai tôi đây này”. Chồng vừa nói vừa đưa cho tôi bức ảnh. Tôi năm nay 31 tuổi, đang làm nhân viên văn phòng cho một công ty văn phòng phẩm, thu nhập […]

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          Snapchat bude nově umožňovat vytváření vlastních geofiltrů přímo z aplikace   
Snapchat vůbec poprvé nechal uživatele vytvořit si vlastní geofiltry na začátek minulého roku. Příkladem takového geofiltru “na zakázku” byl například filtr, který si nechal vytvořit Apple při letošní a minuloroční WWDC. Dosud bylo (…)
          Get horny at home!   

Release Year: 2017
Studio: Pantyhosed4U
Cast: Anna Belle
Genres: Fetish, Nylon Pantyhose, High Heels, Solo, Posing, Masturbation

After an evening at the wine bar flirting, Anna is in a randy mood, and teases with raunchy chat and flashing her nyloned legs and ass! It''s not log before her urges take over and shes ripped open her gusset and wanking along with you!

Format: mp4
Duration: 16:37
Video: 1920x1080, AVC (H.264), 8783kbps
Audio: 309kbps





File size: 1.1 GB






          Menschen im Hotel   
Der neue Schauspieldirektor Manuel Kressin inszeniert eine Schauspiel-Symphonie nach dem Roman von Vicki Baum
Premiere am 29.  Sept. im Großen Haus Gera
Vanessa Rose, Mechthild Schrobanita und Thorsten Dara fotografiert im Parkhotel Altenburg von Sabona Sabovic Zur ersten Schauspielpremiere der Spielzeit 2017/18, mit der sich Manuel Kressin als neuer Schauspieldirektor vorstellt, wird am Freitag, 29. September, um· 19:30 Uhr ins Große Haus der Bühnen der Stadt Gera eingeladen. Der 1929 von Vicki Baum (1888-1960) geschriebene Bestseller-Roman „Menschen im Hotel“ gewährt nicht nur Einblick in Vorgänge hinter verschlossenen Zimmertüren, sondern auch hinter die Fassaden der Gesellschaft. Bereits 1932 lief die erste Verfilmung unter dem Titel Grand Hotel mit einem Staraufgebot in den Kinos und gewann den Oscar als Bester Film. Manuel Kressins Stückfassung spürt der gleichsam komödiantischen, kritischen und tragischen Geschichte nach. Als Schauspieldirektor setzt er ganz auf das Ensemble und hat für seine Antrittsinszenierung ein großes Ensemblestück gewählt, in dem sich viele neue Mitglieder seines Ensembles vorstellen. Als Schauspiel-Symphonie konzipiert, werden Mitglieder des Philharmonischen Orchesters Altenburg-Gera die Inszenierung live zur Komposition von Schauspielkapellmeister Olav Kröger und unter seiner Leitung begleiten. In den Rollen: Grusinskaya Vanessa Rose · Baron Gaigern Danijel Gavrilovic · Otto Kringelein Thomas C. Zinke · Dr. Otternschlag Bruno Beeke · Flämmchen Nolundi Tschudi · Direktor Preysing Thorsten Dara · Portier Senf Maximilian Popp · Suzette Hanna Petkoff · Hausdame Fiona Mechthild Scrobanita · Gerstenkorn Ines Buchmann · „Baby“ an der Bar Alexandra Sagurna. Bühne und Kostüme entwirft Kristopher Kempf. Für die Choreografie ist Katerina Vlasova verantwortlich, die auch den Tanzpart der Grusinskaya übernimmt. In diesem Hotel treffen Schicksale auf engem Raum aufeinander: Es wird geliebt, gehandelt, gestohlen, geredet und manchmal auch gestorben. Die unterschiedlichsten Menschen betreten durch die Drehtür eine eigene Welt, treffen aufeinander und leben doch aneinander vorbei. Da ist die Primaballerina Grusinskaya, die, einst groß und umjubelt, nun nur noch ein Schatten ihrer selbst ist. Sie...
          Russische Klänge   
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Das Philharmonische Orchester Altenburg-Gera im Konzertsaal der Bühnen der Stadt Gera unter Leitung seines Generalmusikdirektors Laurent Wagner Im 1. Philharmonischen Konzert der neuen Spielzeit 2017/18 am 6. und 7. September um 19.30 Uhr im Konzertsaal der Bühnen der Stadt Gera schlägt das Philharmonische Orchester Altenburg-Gera unter der musikalischen Leitung von Generalmusikdirektor Laurent Wagner russische Klänge an. Die Oktoberrevolution 1917 brachte auch für die Kultur weitreichende Veränderungen mit sich. In der Sowjetunion tätige Künstler wurden in den folgenden Jahrzehnten zensiert, verfolgt, mussten fliehen, leisteten Widerstand oder passten sich den staatlichen Vorgaben an. Auch 100 Jahre später sind die Auswirkungen dieser Ereignisse unverkennbar, in der Rückschau auf Leben und Werk einer großen Komponistengeneration – und in der Rezeption im Westen. Das 1. Philharmonische Konzert stellt dabei beide Seiten gegenüber: die der Opfer und die der (scheinbaren) Täter. Chrennikov, Generalsekretär des Komponistenverbandes der Sowjetunion, setzte die Vorgaben des Machtapparats um. Zugleich engagierte er sich mutig gegen Antisemitismus und schützte verfolgte Komponisten. Mit der deutschen Erstaufführung seines 2. Klavierkonzerts wird der hierzulande eher unbekannte Komponist vorgestellt. Dennoch galt er als klarer Gegner der angeblich formalistischen Musik von Komponisten wie Chatschaturjan und Schostakowitsch, die jedoch wohl v. a. deswegen verfemt waren, weil sie zur musikalischen Elite des Landes gehörten. Mit seinen großen lyrischen Bögen und der inniglichen Melodie verzaubert das Adagio aus dem berühmten Ballett Spartacus von Chatschaturjan seit jeher seine Zuhörer. Schostakowitschs 13. Sinfonie Babi Jar entstand in der Tauwetterperiode nach Stalins Tod. In der Schlucht Babi Jar erschoss 1941 ein SS-Kommando 34000 Juden. Das Mitfühlen mit den Opfern wird verknüpft mit der Anklage gegen russische Antisemiten. Die Uraufführung 1962 wurde zum tönenden Appell für ein friedliches Miteinander. Jascha Nemtsov, Solist des Klavierkonzerts, ist Professor für Geschichte der jüdischen Musik an der...
          SFR : premier opérateur à proposer un rabais pour des achats groupés   
L'initiative a été lancée par l'association Familles de France et le comparateur Selectra et réunit déjà 87.000 personnes. De quoi obtenir de belles remises.
          Commis/caissier(ère) - Uniprix - Vanier, QC   
Privilège sur les achats en pharmacie dès l'embauche; L'emploi est pour la succursale Uniprix située à Vanier (près de Place Fleur-de-Lys) :....
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           Preity Zinta excited about womens safety project    
Actress Preity Zinta says she is excited for her new beginnings on executing her women's safety project. The actress took to Twitter on Tuesday and said that she is in Pune for the project. Nice to be in Pune and even better to take the first major step towards executing my women's safety project. So excited. Ting. New beginnings, Preity tweeted. Earlier this week, the 42-year-old actress announced that she is coming up with her own make-up line. During a Twitter chat, when a fan asked her which book adaptation would she like to see herself in or like to
          LaserShip Launches Rebranded Website   

Customer service chat and tracking notification features coming soon

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

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          En búsqueda del sentido   

Una vida si propósito es una vida sin felicidad, afirma La Mère en su escrito sobre Educación[1]. Tengan un propósito. Y recuerden que de la calidad de ese propósito dependerá la calidad de sus vidas. Que vuestro propósito sea elevado, generoso, desinteresado;  de esa manera sus vidas serán  preciosas para ustedes mismos y para los otros. 

Esta es la invitación de Marc De La Ménardière y Nathanaël Coste, realizadores de la película, “sin productor, ni conservantes” En búsqueda del sentido. Este experimento colaborativo, que recorrió desde la India hasta Guatemala, se inicia cuando estos dos amigos que  han vivido en orillas distintas, sienten la necesidad de hacer  un alto en el camino y reflexionar sobre cómo funciona el mundo, la relación con la naturaleza y la finalidad de la vida.

A partir de diálogos y entrevistas con biólogos, activistas, filósofos, indígenas, científicos indagan y buscan respuestas sobre los desafíos que tenemos como sociedad, como humanidad. Vandana Shiva, Doctora en física cuántica y Premio Nobel Alternativo, Satish Kumar, fundador de la Universidad Shumacher, Pierre Rabhi autor del libro Hacia la Sobriedad Feliz, Rabhi Frédéric Lenoir, filósofo y sociólogo, José Luis Tenoch curandero, Marzo Quetzal, la profesora de yoga Chaty Secaira, Trinh Xuan Thuan, astrofísico autor del libro Le Cosmos et le Lotus, Cassandra Viethen directora del Institute of Noetic Sciences, Bruce Lipton, biólogo molecular autor del libro La biología de la creencia y Jules Dervaes, Jardinero urbano de los Angeles comparten sus reflexiones y responden las preguntas de Marc.

Para destacar la forma innovadora como se logró la realización de la película, gracias a la participación, compromiso y aportes de 963 suscriptores y benefactores. Novedosa también la invitación que hacen a difundir la película y organizar presentaciones. Una de estas invitaciones es a los docentes para que promuevan espacios de reflexión con “aquellos que construirán el mundo del mañana”. Las cifras de esta aventura son interesantes: 4837 proyecciones, 525 socios, 1800 embajadores, 45 países y 21 idiomas.

Podemos o no estar de acuerdo con los planteamientos, afirmaciones, enfoques, conclusiones y recomendaciones que exponen los diferentes interlocutores, pero los animo a verla, deliberar, reflexionar y difundirla.

Referencia:

Información extraída de la película En búsqueda del sentido.

[1] Education. Sri Aurobindo Asharam Trust 1981-2008.Pondichéry.


          Grinners still guiding better living   
IN A NONDESCRIPT building on the fringe of inner Brisbane’s West End, the four members of revered Australian rock band Grinspoon are meeting up to start rehearsing for their first major tour in almost four years. When The Courier–Mail heads along to catch up with the ­members of the band for a chat about their forthcoming 30-date Australian tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Guide to Better Living, bassist Joe Hansen and drummer Kristian Hopes are the first to arrive, and set up a makeshift pew in the corner of a cramped room.
           Курс: Как начать свое дело, которое станет масштабным бизнесом    

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  • Принципы построения команды и работы с подчинёнными;
  • Идеи, как выстраивать маркетинг и PR и многое другое.

Программа состоит из 10 занятий по 4 академических часа: 2–3 часа — теория, 1–2 часа — практика. Вы будете выполнять домашние задания: изучать конкуентов, общаться с людьми, работать с цифрами. Скучать не придется.

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          The Resurgence of Matt Kemp: How He Went from $160M Bust to Potential All-Star   

ATLANTA — On a late afternoon in June, Matt Kemp settles into the right-handed batter's box at SunTrust Park to take his cuts.

The first few pitches tossed his way during batting practice end up sprinkled in the outfield grass. Then the power from the 6'4" Braves left fielder starts to show. Shots from his bat sail over the outfield wall. One flies over to the right of the 400-foot sign in right-center. Another lands in the Braves bullpen.

His swings, like his demeanor, are relaxed.

He looks comfortable. Happy. Free to be himself and free of distraction.

At 32, Kemp is having his best season since 2011, when he was 26 and playing for the Dodgers. He's hitting .309 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI—numbers that have him in the running for a starting spot in the All-Star Game. He's reminding baseball fans of the player who nearly won the National League triple crown in '11, when he led the league with 39 home runs and 126 RBI, finished third with a .324 average and also stole 40 bases.

Back then, it seemed like he would be a Dodger and a superstar for life.

But life beyond baseball was swirling around him.

There was the tabloid fodder—like dating Rihanna in 2010. There was the expectations-setting eight-year, $160 million contract extension. There were the injuries. And then there was the trade to San Diego. The weight gain. Then a second trade, this time to the Braves, and chatter about his San Diego mansion not selling at auction. He admitted in a post on the Players' Tribune that he had "let a big contract, the Hollywood lifestyle, injuries and bad relationships" get to him, which earned him a "reputation for being selfish, lazy and a bad teammate."

He was trending dangerously toward another label: bust.

But not so fast. Kemp's story wasn't finished. Not yet.

His resurgence in Atlanta—and his jaw-dropping transformation in the offseason—is eliminating any inkling of those perceptions. He's hitting. He's healthy. By all appearances, he's having fun.

And the Braves organization loves him.

"He is one of our leaders," manager Brian Snitker says. "He is a guy in the clubhouse that people respect. … He's just a great guy to have around."

The difference?

It's simple, Kemp says. He was hurt then. He's not now.

"It was just very frustrating," Kemp says. "It wasn't fun because sometimes I wasn't getting the results that I wanted. I was working hard and doing what I needed to do.

"It's hard to overcome injuries. It takes time, and once you get past those injuries, then you start to become more successful again, and the confidence level comes up, and you get that swag that you once had.

"It'd be tough to hear some of the things that might have been said, like, 'He lost it.' I didn't lose it. With injuries and things like that, it's not easy."


Kemp is in the Braves clubhouse, comfortably settled in a soft black leather chair as some teammates nearby shoot pool. Conversations surrounding him provide a pleasant hum.

He looks laid-back, wearing a black T-shirt that reads "EQUALITY" on the front and "42" on the back, in homage to Jackie Robinson.

The topic of conversation is recent incidents of racism in sports. Seventy years after Robinson broke the baseball color barrier, it remains one of the game's constants. The hate comes in various forms. Trolling on social media. Screaming obscenities from the stands. A fan in May uttered the N-word and threw a bag of peanuts at Orioles outfielder Adam Jones.

Racism isn't exclusive to MLB in the realm of sports. Someone painted the N-word on a gate at LeBron James' Los Angeles home before the 2017 NBA Finals started, according to the L.A. police.

Kemp acknowledges fans have spewed hate toward him dating back to his days in the minor leagues. He declines to name the cities where it occurred, "but it definitely happens, for sure," he says.

"That's not new to me or to LeBron or to Adam," Kemp says. "It's something that you've got to deal with all the time. Like LeBron said, it doesn't matter how much people admire you, how much money you have, how famous you are. Racism is still alive. It's sad. It's disappointing. I guess it's something that I guess we have to deal with. It's tough to deal with, but it's sad."

He didn't pay attention to things like that when he was younger. Maybe it didn't exist because all he was doing was playing ball and wasn't yet famous. Maybe he just didn't recognize it. He's not sure.

"But when you get older you start to realize, like, 'Dang. They just really said that,'" Kemp says. "It's kind of crazy."

Growing up in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Kemp and his cousins were "pretty much" the only African-Americans on his teams, he says. A two-sport athlete, his basketball teammates teased him for playing baseball—"What are you doing? Why do you have the cleats and a glove? You play basketball," he recalls them saying—as football and hoops were more popular where he lived.

"[My friends] never came to games," Kemp says. "They didn't know how good I was. They didn't know that the scouts were coming to see me play."

He's shown a photo of himself from his childhood.

He says he's not sure how old he was, but the picture depicts him holding a bat and taking a mighty cut—"I don't know if I was swatting flies. Hopefully I don't swing at pitches like that now," he wisecracks—with a look of determination on his young face, long before the glitz and the glamour ever entered his life.

"You look at a picture like that, and that's like—that's me as a kid dreaming about playing baseball, and now I'm living that dream," Kemp says. "Not a lot of people can say they're living their dream."

Kemp grew up in a single-parent household, with his mom, Judy Henderson, a nurse. Even though Atlanta is more than 800 miles away, it was easy for him and a cousin to get hooked on the Braves, whose games were broadcast on TBS.

"We, like, lived for the Braves," Kemp says. "We'd come home after school, turn on the TV and watch the Braves play baseball games. It was the best thing in the world."

The dream became tangible in 2003, when the Dodgers drafted Kemp in the sixth round out of high school. Three years later, he was playing at Dodger Stadium. The lights seem to shine brighter in Hollywood, and he showed signs of becoming a budding superstar in 2009, when he hit .297 with 26 home runs and 101 RBI and won his first Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.

His marquee season was in 2011. He finished second to Ryan Braun in the MVP race, but after Braun's subsequent PED admission, many think Kemp should have received the award. As a consolation prize, he did win his second Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards that year.

Life was fast-paced. He ascended the fashion ladder, seen as one of the best-dressed players in baseball. Paparazzi surrounded him when he dated Rihanna in 2010. His average dipped to .249 that season, but he still hit 28 home runs.

Fast forward to seven years later in Atlanta, with a reporter trying to tiptoe around the Rihanna question with Kemp. It elicits a laugh from him.

"I think that life. That's just part of L.A.," Kemp says. "You're in an industry where you meet famous people. You have famous friends. That's just part of being in L.A. I mean, that took a little getting used to, but the injuries were something I was never used to. That was harder on me that anything."


The injuries. There were many of them. A snapshot:

Kemp had two stints on the disabled list for hamstring injuries in 2012. The first one ended his streak of 399 consecutive games, which at the time was the longest streak by an active player. In late August, he injured his left shoulder after crashing into a wall at Coors Field, but he continued to play. In the offseason, Kemp underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum and damage to his rotator cuff. Doctors told him not to swing a bat until January.

Kemp made trips to the DL in 2013 for a right hamstring strain and joint inflammation in the surgically repaired shoulder. His return to the lineup that July lasted for one game, as he suffered a left ankle injury when sliding into home plate, a play in which Kemp later said he wasn't running hard. He headed back to the DL.

Kemp returned in mid-September, but it was a short stay. He missed a game later in the month because of soreness in his left ankle and was ruled was out for the playoffs. Kemp had a minor surgical procedure to clean up his left shoulder and also underwent microfracture surgery on the ankle. He ultimately played just 73 games in 2013, and he would start the 2014 season on the disabled list.

Through it all, the low point was suffering the ankle injury and eventually needing surgery, Kemp says.

"My shoulder was tough, but I think the ankle was the toughest because I was used to being a speed guy, stealing bases," he says. "Now it's not as easy to do that because my ankle doesn't allow me to be as fast as I once was. But I've just got to deal with it."

In 2014, his last season with Los Angeles, then-manager Don Mattingly moved Kemp out of center field, first putting him at left and then later in right. After the season, the Dodgers traded him to San Diego. While he put up solid numbers (.265 with 23 home runs and 100 RBI in 2015, and .268 with 35 HRs and 108 RBI in 2016), he was a guy with a lengthy injury history and a huge paycheck playing for a bad team.

His mammoth 2011 campaign continued to get further away in the rearview mirror.


2011 was also the year when Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who was a rookie, first met Kemp.

"He was on another level," Freeman recalls. "Every time he got up to the plate, I was like, 'Oh no, here it comes.'"

Through a mutual friend, Melvin Upton Jr., who played for both the Braves (2013-14) and the Padres (2015 through part of 2016), Freeman and Kemp hung out a couple of times. Since Kemp arrived in Atlanta, he and Freeman have grown close. Freeman calls Kemp's personality "infectious."

"It's a great personality," Freeman says. "He draws people to him, and you just want to be around him. Every day, obviously when I'm healthy, we would go get our Starbucks together, we go out to the field together, we do pretty much everything together. ...

"He wants to win. He works hard every single day, and that rubs off on other people."

Kemp's intensity is visible. But so is the joy, which he credits to his teammate and friend.

"Honestly, you know who has a lot to do with that is Freddie," Kemp says. "I've played with a lot of guys that like to have fun and joke around, but he's just one guy that—I honestly never see him, like, mad."

The chemistry worked in the lineup, too. In the 56 games he played with the Braves in 2016, Kemp hit .280 with 12 home runs and had an OPS of .855.

"It was great," Snitker says. "You get a guy, a middle-of-the-order lineup guy like that, he was a welcome addition. It lengthened our lineup, kind of broke up all the left-handers we had going."

With Kemp on the team, opponents could no longer "pick and choose" who they pitched to. "He legitimized what we had going on," Snitker says.

But not all was perfect. At the end of the 2016 season, Kemp wasn't always finishing games, playing seven innings before being replaced for defensive reasons in left field.

"Every time that happened to him, he'd come up to me in the dugout and say, 'This is embarrassing. I don't want this to happen anymore,'" Freeman says.

Heading into the offseason, Kemp was healthy, which hadn't happened often in the last few years. He took advantage of it and got to work, saying there were "no limits."

When asked what was the catalyst for change, Kemp all but shrugged it off.

"I haven't really had too many offseasons where I didn't have to rehab anything," Kemp says. "That's a big difference. You know, if you go into an offseason hurt and you have to rehab the whole offseason, that's just very frustrating. I was pretty much able to work out and do whatever it is I wanted to do."

Snitker says Kemp told the team at the end of the 2016 season, "You're going to see a new me when I get here."

"And he did," Snitker says. "Obviously, he was very dedicated to that and worked his tail off. It was real refreshing when you came in and saw the guy's dedication to what we're trying to do, so it was really good to see, and it told you a lot about the person."

Freeman got updates from Kemp during the offseason—sometimes in mid-workout.

"I got FaceTimed every week...usually when he was on the elliptical," Freeman says. "He was doing two-a-days. He would do lifting in the morning, and he would come back and do conditioning later in the day."

When Freeman was with his wife in Bal Harbour, Florida, celebrating their anniversary, he ran into Kemp. The change was already noticeable.

"You could tell after a month-and-a-half, he was already looking different," Freeman says. "People were asking me what was he looking like, and I wouldn't tell them. I said, 'You guys can just find out for yourself,' and he came to spring training obviously so much better. I think he had lost like 25 pounds."


Kemp's work continued through spring training and into the season, and the results are evident in his numbers. He started the season 8-for-16 with four doubles and two home runs in his first four games. He made a brief trip to the 10-day DL for a tight right hamstring in April, and he missed one game in June with left hamstring tightness. Aside from that, he has picked up where he left off. On April 29 at Milwaukee, he became the first Brave to hit three home runs in a game since Mark Teixeira did it in 2008. He hit his 250th career home run on May 31.

Kemp says there's been no change in approach. It's just a byproduct of being healthy and putting in the effort.

"He was first there, last to leave, was very consistent in all his workouts, and he was always out there doing his drills, in the weight room, workout room, practices, everything," Snitker says of Kemp's spring training work. "It was really good to see—and even now. I mean, the guy shows up to play every day. That's the thing. He's signed on to play the games, so he is a guy you can depend on every day. You know he's going to be there for you."

The house in San Diego hasn't sold yet, and Kemp doesn't know if there will be another auction. These days, his home base is in Prosper, Texas, about three hours away from Midwest City.

How long he stays in Atlanta remains to be seen. Despite his production, the Braves are under .500 and are struggling to keep pace with the Nationals in the NL East. Could Kemp get dealt for a third time? Speculation is slowly heating up, with Bob Nightingale of USA Today mentioning him as one of the top 25 players who could switch teams this summer.

But even as the team rebuilds, Kemp is a good fit in Atlanta. He helped protect the Braves' cornerstone, Freeman, in the lineup—before Freeman fractured his wrist in May—and his teammates are thankful he's there.

"It's nice to be able to have a guy like him—and Freddie and some of the other guys—but he's kind of my big brother," shortstop Dansby Swanson says. "I feel like he's always got my back. He kind of, like, protects me. ... He'll take me out to dinner when we're on the road and kind of just gives you that family thing. We've been able to hit it off really well, and I feel like I can go to him and trust him with a lot of things. So he's special to have around, and I am definitely very, very grateful to have him."

Will this get rid of the critics? Even if it doesn't, Freeman doesn't think that factors into Kemp's mindset.

"We play in a game of what-have-you-done-for-me-now, and the thing is last year people said he wasn't very good, but he had 35 home runs and [close to] 110 RBI," Freeman says. "That doesn't happen. He's a superstar. He's been a superstar his whole career.

"After his 2011 year, he had shoulder surgery and he dealt with hamstring problems. It's hard to compete at a high level when you're not feeling good every day. ... I don't think he's trying to put away what people are saying; he was just doing him. And if it comes along the way that it shuts people up in the process…"

Freeman pauses, and then says, "But that's not his ultimate goal.

"He's here trying to win and get back to the playoffs because he hasn't been there in a few years either, just like I haven't. That's his main goal. It's not about shutting people up, and people can say whatever they want about him, me...that just comes with the territory.  If we go 0-for-4, then they say we should be benched and stuff like that, but if we get two hits the next day, we're the greatest people ever. That just comes with it.

"But he's not trying to do that. He's just trying to do his job and help win games."

There's another element as well, and it's visible when Kemp's megawatt smile is caught on TV broadcasts. He's having fun, reminiscent to children who are playing simply for the love of the game.

"I've been playing baseball since I was four years old," Kemp says. "It's supposed to be fun. It's not supposed to be super-duper serious. I mean, you get serious at times, and of course you get competitive and you want to win, but I think a lot of people forget about having fun."

 

Jill Martin is a sports news editor for CNN. Follow her on Twitter: @ByJillMartin.

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          10 conseils pour des soldes éco-responsables   
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

Comment concilier bonnes affaires et éco-consommation ?

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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          Несколько персонажей в поисках солидарности   

Российский театр борется за право оставаться независимым и разнообразным - и показывает, как это можно сделать за пределами политического протеста.

28 июня: акция в поддержку фигурантов "Дела "Седьмой студии" в Берлине.Теперь я точно знаю, в чем главное развлечение молодых туристов, приходящих в Бранденбургским воротам в Берлине. Нужно, чтобы твой спутник присел, а ты подпрыгнешь, а потом в инстаграме или фэйсбуке появится твой силуэт на фоне золотой квадриги и богини мира Эйрены.

Я знаю это наверняка, потому что позавчера провел у Бранденбургских ворот три часа. Нас было человек двенадцать, берлинцев родом из России, и нам очень хотелось, чтобы в объективы и телефоны туристов попали наши плакаты на английском языке. Плакаты с призывами поддержать свободу творчества в России и требованиями справедливого следствия. В первую очередь, с хэштегом #freemalobrodsky.

Бред в летнюю ночь

Алексей Малобродский, известный театральный менеджер и бывший генеральный продюсер АНО “Седьмая студия”, сидит в СИЗО. Его обвиняют в мошенничестве и хищении бюджетных средств. В СИЗО и другой подозреваемый по делу “Седьмой студии”, бухгалтер Нина Масляева, под домашним арестом -  бывший директор организации, Юрий Итин. В рамках этого дела сотрудники Следственного комитета в конце мая обыскивали квартиру Кирилла Серебренникова - основателя “Седьмой студии”; вызывали на допросы многих бывших сотрудников, у некоторых из них изъяты иностранные паспорта.

Бывших сотрудников “Седьмой студии” обвиняют в хищении 200 миллионов рублей из тех 216 миллионов, что были выделены Министерством культуры на проект “Платформа”. Это обвинение звучит нелепо - “Платформа” в 2011-2014 работала так интенсивно, что невозможно представить, будто все спектакли и круглые столы в течение трех лет уложились в бюджет из 16 миллионов. 

“Реальное искусство” здесь не менее важно, чем “нужды производственного процесса”. Так получилось, что российский театр куда свободнее и разнообразнее, чем масс-медиа или кинематограф

Еще более абсурдным было заявление прокурора, обвинившего Малобродского в том, что спектакля “Сон в летнюю ночь” не было, а деньги, выделенные на его постановку, похищены. Театральные рецензии на “Сон в летнюю ночь” не показались прокурору достаточным доказательством. Спектакль Кирилла Серебренникова был поставлен, номинирован на “Золотую маску”, ездил на гастроли и последний раз был сыгран несколько дней назад. Но театр и Следственный комитет существуют в разных представлениях о реальности. После того, как прокурор не признал рецензии достаточным свидетельством, Малобродский был помещен в СИЗО. 

Я не знаком с Алексеем Малобродским. Но я знаю, какова его репутация в театральном мире - она безупречна. И я знаю, как устроена экономика российского театра. Как и любая другая хозяйственная деятельность в России (если речь не идет о близких к власти корпорациях), она осложнена десятками регуляций и меняющимися правилами игры. И при этом государственные театры - то есть практически все театры в России - обязаны соответствовать требованиям вышестоящих органов, отчитываться и выполнять “государственное задание” и следовать “дорожной карте”. Этот экономический и правовой контекст вредит любой хозяйственной деятельности. Для креативной индустрии он губителен вдвойне. 

В результате происходит то, о чем несколько дней назад написал режиссер Борис Павлович: “Дело в том, что правовые и экономические структуры России не оставляют шансов предпринимателям, в том числе культурным, быть полностью "белыми" и "прозрачными" - просто в силу взаимоисключающих нормативных актов и патовых ситуаций, которые возникают на каждом шагу. Абсолютно каждому руководителю приходится принимать решения, не имея перед собой полной картины, а затем адаптировать статьи расходов под реальные нужды производственного процесса. Это ни в коей мере не связано с растратой или, тем более, с присвоением. Просто конкретные люди закрывают своим телом дыры нашей культурной политики и экономики, совершенно недружественной реальному искусству”. 

“Реальное искусство” здесь не менее важно, чем “нужды производственного процесса”. Так получилось, что российский театр куда свободнее и разнообразнее, чем масс-медиа или кинематограф. В ситуации консервативного поворота и каждодневного ограничения свободы слова независимое художественное высказывание неизбежно воспринимается как политическое. 

Проект “Платформа” был свободной площадкой, где говорили на новом языке. Но было бы наивно воспринимать “дело “Седьмой студии” как изолированный эпизод. Оно находится в том же ряду, что изгнание на улицу Театра.doc, скандалы вокруг работы “Группы юбилейного года” в театре на Таганке, запрет “Тангейзера” в Новосибирском оперном театре, попытки сорвать спектакли в Московском художественном театре и Сахаровском центре, нападки на “Гоголь-центр” и “Золотую маску”, попытки слияния театроведческого и продюсерского факультета в ГИТИСе. Театр опасен для тех, кто боится разнообразия и дискуссии. 

Попасть в камеру 

Акцию у Бранденбургских ворот придумала и организовала хореограф Соня Левин, москвичка, которая сейчас живет и работает в Берлине.

В среду 28 июня в 12 часов дня мы вышли в самое туристическое место города с рукописными плакатами. Нас было мало, и многие из тех, кто хотел присоединиться, не смогли прийти - “кто уже устраивает такие события в середине рабочего дня?” Но нам было важно провести наш маленький берлинский митинг до того, как в России начнется масштабная “Акцию солидарности театров и людей” в поддержку обвиняемых по делу “Седьмой студии”. Если бы мы сделали это синхронно, то в Берлине было бы уже поздно.

Наши плакаты попадали в камеры тех, кто фотографировал Бранденбургские ворота.Естественно, мы вспоминали старый советский анекдот: в СССР есть свобода слова и собраний, можно прийти на Красную площадь и крикнуть “Рейган - дурак”. Выйти на улицу в Берлине по поводу происходящего в России легко - гораздо проще, чем в самой России.

Соня Левин подала запрос на проведение акции в прошлую пятницу. По закону, полиция должна согласовать митинг в течение трех дней - и это было сделано в течение трех календарных, а не рабочих дней. Левин сознательно выбрала местом проведения акции не российское посольство, а Бранденбургские ворота в нескольких сотнях метрах от него - там больше людей, там нас лучше увидят. Обращаться к окнам монструозного здания на Унтер-ден-Линден бессмысленно, гораздо важнее рассказать как можно больше самым разным людям: это была акция не протеста, а солидарности. 

Происшедшее - больше, чем внутрикорпоративная поддержка. Театр продемонстрировал необыкновенную волю к солидарности, которой так не хватает всему российскому обществу

За три часа у Бранденбургских ворот к нам подходили с вопросом, “А что это такое?” десятки самых разных людей. Что можно ответить на такой вопрос? Конечно, спрашивает тот, кто обращает внимание на уличные акции. Мы говорили о том, что театр - главное пространство свободы в России, что художественная смелость воспринимается властями как политическая угроза, что требования прокуратуры абсурдны, а действия - избирательны и слишком жестоки 

С нашими плакатами фотографировались американцы, немцы, шри-ланкийцы, китайцы, ливанцы, палестинцы и израильтяне - и те, у кого мы не спрашивали, откуда они. Эти три часа мы были не только людьми с плакатами, но и естественной частью городского пейзажа: сколько раз призыв к солидарности с российским театром и хэштег #freemalobrodsky попали в камеры тысяч туристов - бог весть. 

Борцы с НАТО и Украиной расположились перед участниками театральной акции. Нашу акцию проигнорировали все масс-медиа, кого мы приглашали. Примерно через два часа акции метрах в двадцати от нас появились другие манифестанты - от них отделилась энергичная женщина, которая сообщила нам, что в России больше свободы, чем в Германии. Наши соседи развернули флаги России и украинских сепаратистов и плакаты, объявляющие Украину фашистским государством, а войну в Донбассе - агрессией НАТО. Энергичная женщина клеймила мировой заговор и бандеровцев, иногда она разворачивалась с мегафоном в нашу сторону, чтобы сообщить, что мы - пятая колонна мирового империализма. 

Появились ли борцы с Украиной и НАТО рядом с нами случайно? Узнать это невозможно, но совпадение времени и места было отличным: туристы, шедшие к Бранденбургским воротам, сначала видели сторонников “ДНР”, а уже потом - нас.

Театр достоинства

К тому времени, когда мы ушли от Бранденбургских ворот, по всей России шла “Акция солидарности театров и людей”. Режиссеры и директоры выходили к публике перед спектаклями, что произнести слова поддержки участников дела “Седьмой студии”.

У театров и людей было три простых требования: изменить меру пресечения и освободить из-под стражи до суда Алексея Малобродского и Нину Масляеву; провести беспристрастное расследование в отношении Алексея Малобродского, Нины Масляевой и находящегося под домашним арестом Юрия Итина, привлечь в помощь следствию по делу “Седьмой студии” театральных экспертов”.

Туристы фотографируются с плакатами, Соня Левин объясняет, в чем суть акции“Акция солидарности театров и людей” оказалась беспрецедентной по масштабу: в ней приняли участие театры из 21 города от Архангельска до Хабаровска, десятки режиссеров записали видеообращения. Ничего подобного прежде не было: ни в случае с “Тангейзером”, ни с Театром.doc, ни с “Гоголь-центром”, никогда.

Происшедшее - больше, чем внутрикорпоративная поддержка. Театр продемонстрировал необыкновенную волю к солидарности, которой так не хватает всему российскому обществу. Нет никаких гарантий того, что власти заметят этот протест, и следствие по делу “Седьмой студии” будет непредвзятым. Карательная машина живет по своим правилам. Многотысячный митинг в Новосибирске в поддержку “Тангейзера” и свободы слова власти просто проигнорировали. Но энергия сопротивления, которая жива в российском театральном сообществе - лучший пример того, что не все готовы смириться с несправедливостью и играть в чужом спектакле.

 

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          DD went home. It was so much fun having her visit !   
We chatted and chatted even late at night. I am so grateful for her recovery. She is working continually to get herself healthy. She visited 5 days. It was a joy.

The last evening and night she set herself a huge task to help me declutter--from the many years of being unable to declutter. I had tons of bedding, couch pillows, blankets, sheets and spreads from all sizes of beds, etc. I had shelves put up to handle this stuff.



DD not only sorted the bags and...
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          Dva roky dřiny: úzký trávník proměnila na skalku, teď ji čeká bazén   
Jsou lidé, kteří nepotřebují obrovskou zahradu. Pro radost, a nutno zdůraznit že i pro dřinu, jim stačí úzký pruh trávníku. Své květiny pak chrání před sluncem víc než sebe. To je příběh čtenářky Ilony, která se přihlásila do naší soutěže Léto na nové terase či s novým stíněním.
          Agentes de Mesa   
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          Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia will carry out a pilgrimage to Russia’s shrines   
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          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.”


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          Advice for International Masters Students Cold-Call Emailing Business School Professors   
It is that time of the year again for me as an assistant professor in an American business school. August-September, the start of the academic year. When I get at least a handful of emails everyday from just-arrived international Masters students, typically from India and China, asking about Research Assistant (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA) positions. I usually send a prompt reply telling them I have no positions available and wish them luck. Most other people in my place in business schools just ignore the mails and/or delete them.

This post is meant to explain why I almost always send summary rejections and why most others ignore or delete the emails.

The key to this explanation is the almost unique nature of the microcosm that are business schools. Specifically, research-oriented business schools that co-exist with prestigious engineering schools in the same university such as mine.

Research in business schools is very different from research in engineering schools. In engineering schools, research has a lot to do with winning 6-7 figure grants and patents. That is the nature of the engineering world. In business schools, the incentives for tenure-track research professors are different. The nature of our field is such that there are few, if any, opportunities for patents and big grants. In our field, research productivity is measured by publications in top level journals.  

The other aspect of business research is the cost element. The reason we don't care as much about grants is that our research is nowhere as expensive to conduct as engineering research. We don't need expensive equipment, months long experiments, and suchlike. Most business research is conducted using secondary data or individual behavioral experiments. The most expensive equipment we need is limited to powerful computers to do our analysis. 

We don't have as many conferences to go to. In each of the sub-fields of business (such as Finance, Marketing, Management etc), there are two, maybe three MUST-ATTEND conferences each year. Our conferences aren't as selective as engineering conferences in terms of who gets to present. Obviously, "conference proceedings" are a non-factor in tenuring decisions when it comes to business school faculty. What matter are publications.

Basically, our research doesn't cost that much. That's the cost side.

Now on to the revenue side. Most business schools have MBA programs that charge tuition way higher than the average program. Most MBA programs don't offer any funding. MBA programs earn business schools a lot of money. Then there are undergraduate programs. Undergrad business programs are very popular in most schools in the US. So business schools get a decent chunk of change from the universities for that. Then there are endowments, consulting fees, and other revenue opportunities.

So to summarize what I have said so far, business schools in the US have a higher revenue than other schools, and have lower research costs than other schools. And, to reiterate, faculty research is measured in terms of publications in top journals, not patents, conference proceedings, or grants. Not that there are that many business-centric grants anyway.

As a result, here is how the typical contract for a typical tenure-track faculty member in a research-oriented business school works. We get a salary. And we get a research budget from our business school that is roughly $10,000-50,000 per year. 

These amounts might be relatively paltry for engineering professors who need to buy expensive equipment and need to hire several grad students to take care of the equipment and run experiments. But in business schools, that amount is plenty. 

Then there's the unique nature of business school PhD programs. They are geared exclusively towards academia. Which means the program is designed only to send graduates into academic positions, NOT industry positions. 99.9% of marketing PhDs will become marketing professors, not work in marketing jobs in the industry. 99.9% of management PhDs will become management professors, not work in management jobs in the industry. And so on.

PhD programs in business schools will also have a tiny intake compared to engineering schools. In a typical top-50 or even top-100 research business school in the US, the total incoming PhD class size every year will be about 15, with 2-3 students dedicated to sub-fields such as finance, marketing, management, etc.

In business schools, these PhD students are fully funded and paid a stipend by the business school. In return, they have to work 20 hours a week each for tenure track professors.

(Sidebar: the most "privileged" international grad students in any school are business school PhDs. They are assured of tuition waivers and stipends for at least 4 years from the school itself, and not tied to any Professor like in engineering schools. They also get academic positions relatively easily without having to do postdocs.)

Now, each department will have a roughly 1:1 ratio between tenure track professors and PhD students. Part of each tenure track professor's contract is 10 hours or "free" RA work from an assigned PhD student. Free as in, the professor doesn't pay the student. The business school does. And the business school pays for the tuition.

So now we come to the main point. Most of us business school professors have a PhD student assigned to work with us without us paying anything. Our research budgets, given by the school not from grants, are in the 10-50K range to buy computers, buy data, go to conferences, etc....generous but not enough to fund a grad student, which including tuition and stipend, will use up the entire budget.

When a Masters student from engineering or quasi-engineering (Information Systems, Technology Management etc) fields sends a cold-call email to a typical business school professor, he is making a pitch to someone who has neither the requirement nor the budget to hire him.

That's maybe 99% of business school professor. The 1% who might have RA/TA positions for you are the rare minority of business school professors who got a grant or got an extra endowment for a research lab or something. They might just have positions that Masters students can fill. They tend to advertise their positions well in advance. But even if cold-calling works for them, it needs to be very specific.

Many international students make the mistake of composing one utterly general boilerplate email and sending it to all professors. See this for instance.


In this case, even if I was a professor with an opportunity for this student, I wouldn't contact him. Because the email is so general. If I want to hire a Masters student, I would like that student to be genuinely interested in what I am doing.

So even if you do send cold-call emails to business school professors, make sure they are individually customized and reflect their particular research interests. 

And of course, make sure you really are interested in the research of the professor you are pitching your services to. We professors do talk to each other, you know? If during a coffee chat, we discover that Masters Student XYZ sent an email to me saying "I am really passionate about Marketing and hope to make a career in it", and also to my Finance colleague saying, "I am really passionate about Finance and hope to make a career in it", it not only gives us something to chuckle about, but also destroys your credibility in our eyes forever.

I'll end by saying that in general, the strike rate for an engineering or quasi-engineering MS student getting RA/TA positions from individual professors in business schools are low. And I hope this post informs incoming Masters students about this and saves them some wasted effort. 

          A David Bowie dance opera, Coco Picard chats, the Sugar Ball, and more things to do this weekend   

Whether you want to unwind with wine and jazz or escape from political turmoil with political comedy, there's tons to do in Chicago this July Fourth weekend:


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          Hari Tatya by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
It's been a couple of years since I translated anything by PuLa. While considering different options about what to translate next, Hari Tatya stood out as a particular appealing candidate. He is so universally identifiable. Hari Tatya - the eccentric but genial family friend with one foot firmly in the distant past that all kids have encountered growing up. Your Hari Tatya might not have been interested in history. Maybe he was into politics, or science, or even astrology. But that does not take away from the HariTatyaness of all Hari Tatyas.
Usual caveats apply - I cannot even pretend to be a good enough translator to keep most of PuLa's magic intact. But even a fraction of the essence of the character sketch should make it readable. And I have changed or omitted some references to make the essay accessible. And used contemporary phrases and expressions.

A couple of days ago, I heard someone use the phrase "irrefutable proof", and I was suddenly reminded of Hari Tatya. I had heard him say "I have irrefutable proof of this!!" hundreds of times during the course of my childhood in Mumbai. So had everyone else who knew him. So much so, that my grandma's nickname for Hari Tatya was "Mr. Irrefutable Proof". 

There was nothing surprising about his penchant for that phrase, because he is always making claims that can't be justified without irrefutable proof. The guy refuses to inhabit the present. And describes the past as if he can see it unfolding in front of his eyes. He's been like that for as long as I can remember. Obviously, I can't remember the first time I saw him. But I am sure he remembers it vividly.

"Purushottam! Come on, son! How can you not remember? It was a Saturday. Late in the afternoon. How can you not remember?"

That's how he's sure to chide me for forgetting the details of my birth.

The remarkable thing about Hari Tatya was how informally he addressed everyone, be they younger or older than him. He is the only person I ever knew who spoke to my generally feared and respected grandpa like an old chum. Of course, we knew him as grandpa's friend. But he was obviously several years younger. Because he generally treated grandpa with respect and veneration. In his own way. He never used the respectful pronoun as is the norm when speaking to elders in India. But whenever grandpa entered the room,  Hari Tatya would sit up straight. Maybe because grandpa gave him some pocket money to tide him over every month. And often provided him with seed funding for his latest entrepreneurial venture.   

No one in the family can remember exactly when this creature named Hari Tatya became a part of our extended household. My grandfather was a very generous man, and a friend to anyone who tried to be his friend. So it was difficult to predict exactly how many people he'd bring home any given evening to have dinner with the family. Of course, in those days of the big joint family, the occasional dinner guest or two didn't really bother those minding the kitchen. In those days, rice, dal, and flour for a meal were measured not by cupfuls, but by fistfuls. The dinner table was populated by not just immediate family, but also uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins once, twice, several times removed. There was also the occasional son or daughter of a family friend studying in the city, in addition to ABC's brother-in-law and XYZ's neighbor's son-in-law. So at pretty much any meal, there were always a few unexpected guests present. I don't recall many evenings when our joint family of 12 had less than 25 plates laid out for dinner.

My grandma seemed to me like Annapoorna (the goddess of nourishment) reincarnated. Her hands were blessed with some magical touch that imparted rich flavor even on a glass of water she served. So you can imagine how tasty and welcoming any dinner table she laid out was. Hari Tatya joined our family by turning up at one such dinner table. After that, he kept turning up. He was there with us at joyous occasions. He was with us at sad moments. 

But all those years, even as I grew up and looked different every year, Hari Tatya always looked the same. A simple cotton shirt, modest dhoti, and a rarely-washed Gandhi cap. We kids referred to his style of wearing the cap as "Compass Fashion". If his nose pointed east, then the two ends of his cap seemed to align with the North-South axis, like a compass needle.   

I never had any idea what Hari Tatya did for a living. I only knew that grandpa kept helping him start some "promising new business" every few months. Grandpa had always had a dream of owning and running his own business. But his stable and respected position in society, the steady income his job brought him, and the large family depending on that income, made taking any big risks all but impossible. So he lived his entrepreneurial dream vicariously through Hari Tatya by funding Hari Tatya's ambitious albeit modestly scaled business ideas. 

I remember one monsoon season when grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling umbrellas. For the next couple of years, everyone in the family got a new umbrella for free in the first week of June. But I doubt Hari Tatya's umbrella business was profitable any longer than an umbrella mushroom's lifespan. It seemed like grandpa was more devoted to making the umbrella business succeed. I remember he would come home from work in the evening every day and hand Hari Tatya a sheet of paper,

"Here are orders for some umbrellas. Be sure to deliver them to these addresses right away."

Then we kids would accompany Hari Tatya, brand new umbrellas stacked on our heads, making deliveries to customers that grandpa has managed to canvas during his day job. We kids usually didn't move a muscle for anyone else. We'd disappear if anyone else tried to give us a chore. But for Hari Tatya, we didn't mind looking ridiculous walking the streets with those umbrellas on our heads. We loved his company so much, we'd have walked on coals with umbrellas on our heads if he had asked us to.

Hari Tatya told us absorbing stories and taught us fascinating poems and shlokas as we accompanied him. That too at the top of his voice while walking on the street without any regard to passers by. I remember an anecdote from one of our umbrella sorties. We were all walking with those umbrellas stacked on our heads. Hari Tatya told us to put the umbrellas down, and join him on a stone bench on a street square, and regaled us with the story of Sant Ramdas.

He had a truly unique narrative style. As a result of that narrative style, for many years, we kids were under the impression that Hari Tatya, Sant Ramdas, Moropant, Sant Tukaram, Vaman Pandit, Shivaji Maharaj etc. all once lived together in the same neighborhood. Because no matter how far back in the past the event he was narrating had occurred, he effortlessly injected himself into the proceedings. The way he recounted those stories convinced us that he had seen it all unfold in front of his eyes.

"Kids, I tell you, this Ramdas, even as a kid, was quite the character! He would run away and hide somewhere. We'd keep searching, keep seeking, but couldn't find him! His mother would ask us - have you seen my little Narayan anywhere? We'd say, sorry ma'am, we have no idea. Poor woman, she'd keep looking for him all over the village."

"Once she asked the village chief - have you seen my Narayan anywhere? The village chief had the habit of pouncing on any opportunity to be arrogant. He said - Narayan? Which Narayan? There are hundreds of Narayans in this village! Mother said - Please help me, sir. My Narayan. Narayan Thosar. Have you seen him?"

"Poor lady. There were tears in her eyes. And with good reason. Tell me Purushottam, if you go missing some day. And your mother is looking for you everywhere. Won't she tear up? Tell me, Purushottam! Won't she??"

Hari Tatya would narrate this story with so much pathos, that all our eyes would moisten up as well. Then we'd start walking again to make sure the umbrellas were delivered on time. But as our hands held the umbrellas on our heads, our shirt sleeves would be busy wiping our tearful eyes as Hari Tatya continued with Sant Ramdas a.k.a Narayan Thosar's story.

"Narayan's mother was terrified! Fair good-looking little boy. I tell you guys, this Narayan looked so beautiful as a child. Positively radiant.  Plus he'd just had his threading ceremony, and wore a pearl earring. She was aghast - did those Muslim invaders kidnap him to convert him to Islam??? Oh my god!!!"

"And kids, I tell you....those damned Muslim invaders in those days....they weren't decent like Muslims we know today. No! They were just so damn #$%%*&^$#......"

And he'd unleash a barrage of expletives that any other adult would've deemed inappropriate for our supposedly innocent young ears. Maybe it's because of these expletives he let loose so readily, but to our pre-pubescent minds, Hari Tatya seemed like the epitome of valor and courage. 

"So then, hours ticked by. And soon it was afternoon. Still no sign of Narayan! Mother ran home and spread her arms in front of Lord Ram's idol. Ah, how beautiful that idol was, kids, believe me! So divine...."

And Hari Tatya folded his hands to pay respects to that imaginary idol of Lord Ram floating in the air in front of him. We all were still carrying umbrellas. But still, we did our best to twist our arms and pay our respects to the imaginary idol too.

"She said - Goddess Sita, please find me my Narayan, and I will give you an offering of my best clothes and a coconut! Mother said that, and opened the closet to take out her best clothes to offer to the goddess. And lo! Narayan was sitting in the closet!"

"Mother wailed in delight - NAAARAAYANAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!"

And Hari Tatya yelled so loudly, that everyone around us on the street stopped whatever they were doing and started staring at us.

"Mother took Narayan in her arms and said - My son, I have been looking for you all over the village. What are you doing here? .... Do you know Purushottam, what Narayan's response was?"

I shook my head.

"Yeah, well, it's difficult for you to know. How would you know? An innocent little child like you can't even imagine what the future Sant Ramdas said. Narayan said...get this, kids.... Narayan said - Mother, I was pondering the fate of the world"

"That's what he said - I was pondering the fate of the world."

Hari Tatya finished the story. He blew his nose. Then he wiped his eyes with his shirt sleeves. All us little umbrella carriers, or chhatrapatis, had no idea what to do next. Hari Tatya regained control of his demeanor and said,

"Just think Purushottam.... he was about your age. And what did he say? I was pondering the fate of the world! Unbelievable! Simply divine! Tell me Purushottam, do you have such a boy in your class? A boy who will hide in the closet? And say - I was pondering the fate of the world?? Is there? Tell me!"

I meekly shook my head.

"Yeah! So that was Ramdas! Saintly right from his childhood. I have irrefutable proof of this. He went on to become Ramdas Swami.... Sant Ramdas. But just because he was a Sant, don't think he was a softie. You should've seen him flex his muscles. The way his biceps sprang up, almost jumping out of his skin, I tell you! All he had to do was bend his arm ever so slightly, and his bicep would spring up. If you struck his bicep with an iron bar, the iron bar would bend! But Sant Ramdas would barely notice the blow. Barely...."

Hari Tatya kept staring into nothingness for a couple of minutes as if he had just seen Sant Ramdas in the flesh. He smiled a little and gradually shook his head in admiration. 

Then suddenly, as if waking up from a dream, he shook his shoulders. And in a voice completely devoid of the narration-specific baritone,  he said,

"Umm....Purushottam....tell me...Nerulkar...Nerulkar is the guy who lives around the corner from the grocery store, right? How many umbrellas has he ordered? Three, right? Let me check..."

Hari Tatya fished out the sheet from his pocket, verified the order, and led our umbrella-bearing procession to the Nerulkar residence. 

No one in that procession had yet truly returned to the present, to the real world. One kid was visualizing the full scale and strength of Sant Ramdas' legendary biceps. Another was wondering how a well-built 10 year could fit inside a 17th century closet in a poor Brahmin family's house. Yet another was promising himself that when he grew up, he'd work out so intensely that an iron bar would bend when struck on his biceps. With all these anachronistic thoughts in our minds, dreamy expressions on our faces, and umbrellas on our heads, we were helping Hari Tatya run his business.

It goes without saying that the umbrella business didn't last long. None of Hari Tatya's businesses did. The reason was obvious to me. Hari Tatya aspired to run those businesses. But his passion and dedication towards running them was nothing compared to the passion and dedication grandpa had for those businesses. But grandpa's passion and dedication was moot, since he couldn't practically quit his job. And Hari Tatya, who was supposed to run the business, usually inhabited a completely different reality.

Later, grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling agarbattis (incense sticks). So Hari Tatya started walking around with a big bag of agarbattis hanging from his neck. Grandpa and Hari Tatya would discuss the sales of the day every evening. Often, it'd turn out that Hari Tatya had taken 1 rupee from a customer for an agarbatti pack worth 75 paise, and returned 50 paise instead of 25 paise. And on most days, the bag hanging from his neck was as full in the evening as it had been in the morning. 

But still, after all these discussions, on his way out, Hari Tatya would open the door and happily yell at us kids,

"Jai Jai Raghuveer Samartha!" 

That's a line from the Dasbodh - Sant Ramdas' treatise on spiritual and practical matters. It is particularly known among Marathi people for its guidance on practical matters, a ready reckoner for success, if you will. Hari Tatya was a man who kept quoting that practical treatise at every possible opportunity, but remained utterly and truly impractical. He never reached an appointment on time, never left an appointment on time.

Grandpa and Hari Tatya clearly loved each other, cared for each other. But they also spent several nights arguing with each other. Random corners of various rooms in our house were stacked with unsold inventory from Hari Tatya's failed ventures - from umbrellas to agarbattis to books to backpacks. Once in a while, when we eavesdropped on the arguments, what Hari Tatya said was oddly but somehow appropriately unrelated to the business at hand and more relevant to arcane Maratha history,

"Dude, I have irrefutable proof of this! Come with me to Maval right now! I can literally see where that horse Krishna's hooves landed!" 

And truly, Hari Tatya could probably see where those hooves has landed centuries ago. I often wonder if Hari Tatya's default existence was in the distant past, in the golden age of the Maratha empire. The odd occasion when he acknowledged the 20th century was probably like a dream to him.

"So there we all were. Standing in the royal court with Shivaji Maharaj on the throne. And they brought in the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. Oh wow! She was absolutely gorgeous! A true beauty if I ever saw one! And as the victorious king, Shivaji Maharaj had the right to have his way with her. She was his for the taking. She was so damn beautiful, I tell you guys! And her flawless milky white complexion! She was at least 6 times as fair as this girl Yami everyone thinks is so fair. And I'm not making this up, boys. I have irrefutable proof of this!"

When I was a kid, our neighbor Yami Gokhale was the benchmark of fair complexion. She had the whitest skin we ever saw. The Gokhales were the only Konknastha Brahmin family in our neighborhood, and Konknastha Brahmins are reputed to have fair/white skins. The rest of us were mainly Deshpande-Kulkarni types with wheatish-to-dark skins. Hari Tatya himself was as dark as the iron pillar in Delhi. So when he said "6 times as fair as this girl Yami", we had genuine trouble imagining how fair the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor must have been. But Hari Tatya had no trouble embellishing his story.

"We were all standing there, staring, admiring her beauty. Maharaj himself was stunned by her beauty..... tell me kids.... Maharaj who???"

We had all memorized the answer to this question thanks to several prior lessons from Hari Tatya,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

We kids yelled out the official complete title for Shivaji as if we were orderlies in the Maratha court of the 1600s. When we said this correctly, Hari Tatya regally looked at us with an expression of pride and humility, as if he were Shivaji himself!

"Well done, boys! So anyway....where was I?"

"6 times as fair as Yami" one of us piped up.

"Okay, you idiot. Who was 6 times as fair as Yami?"

"The wife of Kalyan's vanquished governor."

"WIFE????????" Hari Tatya screeched.

We all took a step back.

"You idiot! Where did his wife come from? There in Kalyan, the vanquished governor is splayed out dying, yelling YA ALLAH! YA ALLAH!"

And Hari Tatya laid down on the ground with his limbs flailing in the air, invoking the Koranic almighty.

"He is dying! His wife is next to him, crying! The one they brought to Shivaji Maharaj's court was his beautiful daughter-in-law!" 

"6 times as fair as..."

"YES!" Hari Tatya thundered, "Will you stop obsessing over Yami, for crying out loud?"

The boy looked away and Hari Tatya continued,

"So we were all staring at this exquisite beauty that was the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. And Maharaj was looking at her too. Oh, and how handsome Maharaj himself looked, I tell you, boys! Eyes like an eagle. Sharp straight nose. Thick flowing beard. Rich well-defined sideburns....."

Whenever Hari Tatya narrated a story about Shivaji Maharaj, this effusive description of his appearance was bound to turn up sooner rather than later. As soon as Hari Tatya mentioned the sideburns, we'd complete the remaining description -

"...the regal crown on his head, the divine Bhavani sword at his waist, a pearl necklace hanging against his chest, a tilak on his forehead....."

When we completed this description, Hari Tatya looked at us all with an expression of genuine bliss and satisfaction.

"Well done, boys!" Hari Tatya nodded and continued, "So Maharaj said to the beauty - betaa, pardaa nikaalo, darney ki koi baat nahin (Child, take off your veil. There is no need to be afraid.)"

All of us had heard the story of the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor dozens of times. But every time, this particular line was delivered in Hindi for some reason.

"So that beauty raised her veil. Maharaj looked at her. And said - Wow! Goddess Bhavani has made you extremely beautiful!"

Because of Hari Tatya's numerous renditions of this story, all us kids grew up assuming that the job of making someone beautiful had been assigned to Goddess Bhavani. In fact, we were so convinced of it, that for many years afterwards, whenever I saw a beautiful woman, I'd think to myself - Goddess Bhavani has done a good job on her!

"Maharaj then said - If my mother had been as good looking as you, then maybe I too would have been good looking! Hearing this, I swear you Purushottam, that lady was so touched, tears started flowing from her eyes. Then Maharaj gave her a sari as a gift, and respectfully sent her back to Kalyan, untouched and unmolested. That's how wise and decent our Maharaj was!"

Just as Hari Tatya finished narrating the story, grandpa showed up. Suddenly, Hari Tatya's demeanor changed, and he earnestly said,

"Listen Purushottam, tomorrow morning, we must leave really early to sell those agarbattis, understand? Later on, the streets get so crowded, that it's difficult to move about!"

Of course, all us kids understood the sudden change in Hari Tatya. In fact, we had an unspoken arrangement with him, in which, if we saw grandpa approaching, we would quietly tell Hari Tatya about it.

This arrangement worked great when we were kids. But kids don't always stay kids. They grow up.

We grew up too. Lost our wide-eyes innocence, and developed a healthy sense of cynicism and sarcasm. We went from revering Hari Tatya to poking fun at Hari Tatya. Once we started making fun of the guy, we realized that grandma had been doing it for ages. If he occasionally turned up late for dinner, grandma would say,

"Oh, you still haven't had dinner, Hari Tatya?? When you didn't show up at the usual time, I thought Shivaji Maharaj insisted you stay over at his palace for dinner!"

Hari Tatya would say nothing.

"Or maybe at Peshwa Bajirao's table tonight.... in a silver plate!"

I don't think the ridicule mattered to Hari Tatya. In fact, I am sure that in his mind, he really had dined with Shivaji Maharaj thousands of times. Once he entered the idyllic world of the past, he completely immersed himself in it. 

Once, our entire family went to Pune for a function. Hari Tatya came with us. For him, Pune, steeped in Maratha history, was Valhalla. Not only did he come with us, but he took all us kids for several walks around the city all week, and all but recounted the history associated with every tiny rock we encountered.

When Hari Tatya took us to the bare spartan innards of the historic Peshwa palace Shanivaarvaada, he told us the story of Peshwa Narayanrao's murder. And of course, he ran around the place yelling,

"UNCLE!! SAVE ME!! UNCLE!! SAVE ME!!"

Be it the reign of Shivaji or the reign of Peshwas, this man was always there. 'How was Hari Tatya present at every historic event related to the Maratha empire in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century?' - was a question we never asked ourselves when we were children. And when we grew up, although we poked a little fun at him, we never asked him that uncomfortable question to force him to confront the fact that his fantasy world was just that - a fantasy.

Hari Tatya led us through the streets of Pune, reliving several processions full of elephants and horses. His eyes had apparently seen the first ever public Ganpati, in Kasba. He didn't just know the details of everything that went on at Lal Mahal; he could even identify the window from which Shaistekhan was hanging when he lost his fingers to Shivaji's sword. 

"And the bugger went to the Mughal emperor Delhi and greeted him with his chopped up fingers!" Hari Tatya told us with ill-concealed glee, "The emperor said to Shaistekhan - Sir Uncle, where are your fingers? Khan said to the emperor - that bastard Shivaji, that rat of the hills, he cut them off! Imagine that! This no-good Shaistekhan called Maharaj a bastard! That damn #$%%@#$$#@@@..."

Hari Tatya, in the presence of us kids, fired at Shaistekhan a colorful expletive of such unbridled hostility, that if the Khan had heard it, he would've presented his hands to Hari Tatya and said, "if you want, cut off my remaining fingers, but please, stop with the profanity!"   

Hari Tatya often turned up when least expected. Similarly, he often disappeared when least expected. On Chaturthi (a holy night for Marathis), if Hari Tatya didn't show up for dinner, even grandma would wonder,

"Where the heck is Hari Tatya? Has he gone to Panipat to wage another ill-advised war?"

Hari Tatya was sorely missed on every holy occasion that he didn't show up, solely for his flair at leading aarti (public prayer). He knew hundreds of of aartis. He seemed to know by heart the aarti for every god and goddess in the Hindu pantheon. When a shirtless Hari Tatya, with tilak on his forehead would start the aarti of the Dashaavtaars in his booming voice, everyone's hands instinctively came together in devotion. And when I say his voice boomed, I mean it! Even the person holding the pooja plate would put it down, probably worried about it vibrating because of the voice.

"AAAARTI SAPREM JAIJAI VITTHAL PARABRAHMAAAA....PHAKTA SANKATI NANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...."

When that "AAAAA" started, all us kids would have bets on who could keep going the longest without stopping for breath.

"PAACHAVE AVATAAR PARICHE DAADHI TISTHASI.....SAHAVAA AVATAAAR..."

By the time he was halfway through the 10 avatars, Hari Tatya's own delirious avatar was worth marveling over. We kids would get caught up in the fervor too. Whenever Hari Tatya became engrossed in the aarti, his right eye developed an odd squint. On such occasions, we kids would turn our back on the holy idols and stare at the divine Hari Tatya instead.

"PINDYA PATAKAA...VAISHNAV NAACHATI..."

At this line, he'd spin on the spot a couple of times. We kids would spin too.

"CHANDRABHAAGE MADHYE SNAAN KARITI"

I can still picture the imaginary dip he would take in the imaginary holy river at this line.

Towards the end of the aarti, his voice got even louder at the DEVAAAA.... and of course, all us kids would join in. That was the only moment in the whole year when we had a license to scream as loudly as we wanted. That's what made Hari Tatya so special to us kids - in his company, we could be what we wished we could be all the time.

Today, after remembering Hari Tatya after all these years, I can't help but get a little choked up. Dozens of people of all ages, appearances, and backgrounds came to visit grandpa when I was growing up. I can remember some of them well, can't even picture the faces of many others. But no one was as memorable as Hari Tatya.

When Hari Tatya walked into the compound of our house, he'd first stop and talk to us kids playing in the yard, and only then go greet the adults. He was popular not only among the kids in my family, but also other kids in the neighborhood, who had no compunctions in calling out his name when they saw him,

"Hariii Taatyaaaaaa!"

Hari Tatya would acknowledge the kid who had called out his name and do his best to entertain. He'd pretend to jump up and down like a monkey, make funny faces, march around like a drummer boy until everyone was laughing. He'd stop whatever he was doing to entertain kids.

Sometimes he'd do this when he was walking with grandpa, engaged in some serious discussion about their latest business venture. Grandpa would discover that he was talking to fresh air, and Hari Tatya had stopped several steps back to make faces at some kid. On such occasions, grandpa scolded him in public, asked him to behave like a grown-up.

But grandpa did love Hari Tatya a lot, like a brother. I never fully understood why the bond between them was so strong, because you couldn't find two men more unlike each other. But the bond was strong. If grandma made some special dessert, grandpa would always remind her to set some aside for Hari Tatya. Not that grandma needed any reminders. She cared about him too. Often she'd tell other women in the kitchen to make sure there's enough food set aside for "that old crow Hari Tatya" in case he dropped by.

Hari Tatya resembled a crow in many ways. When he moved his gaze, he moved not just his eyes, but even his neck, like a crow does. His eyes had a slight squint, like crow's eyes. But his squinted gaze had seen a lot of things that others with a normal gaze missed. He had seen Shivaji's coronation, the third battle of Panipat, the Buradi Ghat skirmish...

"Even if we die, we'll keep fighting on!" Hari Tatya, down on the ground in our front yard with  limbs flailing, hollered Dattaji Shinde's dying words.

Even today when I read Dattaji's tragic death, I see him as Hari Tatya in my front yard. Over the years Hari Tatya got me intimately acquainted with Shivaji, Tanaji, Tukaram, and everyone of any importance in Maratha history.

I never really liked history lessons at school, nor did I fully understand them. School history was infested with dates that had to be memorized. Hari Tatya's history wasn't tangled in the cobwebs of distant dates; it was as alive as he was. And he brought it to life for me.

As a child when I made my first trip to Pune, I was surprised not to see Shivaji or Sambhaji Maharaj there. When the train passed through the Sahyadris, I hoped to catch the glimpse of the Marathi army crossing the hills in full battle gear. Hari Tatya's refusal to think of history in past tense had rubbed of on me. His tendency to inject himself into any event and narrate in first person made it seem like all those events had occurred just before Hari Tatya came to our house.

People often personify History when they say things like "History will remember", "History will note", "History tell us", and so on. Today I realize that the "I" in Hari Tatya's stories was never meant to be Hari Tatya himself, but that personification of History.

"All us soldiers on Sinhagad were terrified by the enemy's swollen ranks, and started running away from battle, when Suryaji stood in our way. WAIT, he shouted at us, I HAVE CUT OFF THE ROPES THAT WE USED TO CLIMB UP. Well, what could we do? There was no way to run. So we turned around and joined the battle again. A sword through an enemy's throat, a spear through another's stomach, we kept going!"

"Tanaji had already been martyred. Shelarmama was wounded, but still fighting. I tell you, Purushottam, I have never seen a man bleed as much as Shelarmama did that night. His clothes were completely red. But oh, when he finally landed a blow on that Udaybhaan.... that was all it tok. Udaybhaan was flat on his back. Soon the tide turned, and we had won. We lit up the signal torches. Shivaji Maharaj saw our signal and reached Sinhagad in an hour."

"When he learned that Tanaji had died, Maharaj started bawling like a baby! Like a baby, I tell you! He said in a broken voice - "I got my gad (fort) back, but I lost my sinha (lion)". Oh, the plaintive voice when he said it, I swear to you Purushottam, I couldn't bear to hear it. I had never and have never since heard Maharaj sound like that. And I have irrefutable proof of this. Not making it up. Even the stones on Sinhagad melted at the intensity of Maharaj's sorrow. That's how Maharaj was. Which Maharaj?"

"GoBrahminPratipalak........" we'd break into our well-rehearsed chant.

As time went by, my childhood too became history. Most of the elders in the family passed away. The house also aged. Maintaining the yard became too much of a hassle, so it was tiled. The little flower garden was gone, as were grandpa, grandma, and dad. I lost touch with most other members of the family as well. There was no way to always keep in touch with Hari Tatya.

Once in a while, the clock turns back, and in the broken glasses of the old house's windows, I see countless reflections from my childhood. Occasionally the scent of an agarbatti, or the first drop of rain on a new umbrella makes me think of Hari Tatya. And his voice starts echoing in my head.

That man, no relation of mine, gave me more than most of my close relatives ever did. He'd take us kids high in the open skies of fantasy on his wings of history. Bring to life everyone from history. He made sure that the roots of the tiny saplings that were our childhoods were buried deep in a glorious past. Hari Tatya never gave us snacks or candy that money could buy, but instilled in us a sense of pride for our heritage that no treasure in the world can.

He strengthened our tiny wrists with the character of the past. I never realized it then, but can see the true value of his efforts now. Those wrists don't always turn the way they are supposed to. But Hari Tatya instilled in us the confidence that if need be, they can turn the course of history.

Now Hari Tatya himself is part of history. Old age made him a shadow of his former self. It was much later, during his last and eventually fatal bout of illness, that I learned Hari Tatya had a grown-up son. He worked in some trading firm in East Africa.

In those final days, when I went to meet him, I couldn't bear to look at what old age had done to him. He was almost fully blind. As he laid there looking weak, his shriveled body didn't even cover half the bed. I sat next to him.

"Hari Tatya, it's me Purushottam."

"Oh Purushotam! Great!" he smiled in the direction of my voice, "As you can see, I am now Surdas! So how have you been? You're in Delhi these days, right?"

"Yes."

"Ah, never got to see Delhi."

"Why don't you come with me?"

"There's no use now. I may be able to visit Delhi, but won't be able to see it, which is the whole point. No, I'll just admire it in my mind."

Hari Tatya felt silent. I felt tempted to gather all my childhood friends, including the 1/6th fair Yami Gokhale, and holler,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

Maybe it would have brought life back to his eyes, put some meat on his bones, and maybe he'd have said,

"I tell you, Purushottam! We were all standing there dumbfounded in the court at Delhi. And Sadashivrao Bhau was chipping away at the golden throne! With his bare hands! Pieces of gold flying all around, as the rest of us watched, unable to move!"

Come to think of it, Hari Tatya didn't need to see Delhi for all this. Whatever he had seen of history, he hadn't seen with the eyes he lost to old age. I spent several hours with him and left, aware that this might be the last time I get to meet him.

A few days later, Hari Tatya's obituary appeared in the newspaper with the cliched salutations and praises - affectionate, kind, loved by all, etc etc. As I read the obituary, I realized it didn't even come close to capturing the essence of the man. It was the first and last printed record my old childhood friend, who usually lived in the distant past, having any contact with the present. All it did was offer "irrefutable proof" that a man called Hari Tatya had existed in our times.
  

          TS209:Halloween,Paul Ryan,Hymens,Dog Shows   
Trick or Treat! It’s your local old lady and instead of candy she wants to tell you her life story! And what’s scarier than an old lady at your front door, a man with two first names. Paul Ryan is being accused by the GOP of being too LGBT friendly. Can you imagine being accused of such horror! And in Maryland, a woman announced at her wedding that her hymen was still intact. Looks like Halloween isn’t going to be the only bloody occasion this month…Also the hilarious Alex Petri stops by for a chat about dog shows, ANTM and so much more craziness!
          TS160:Health Fairs, Gay Blood, Old Navy Sizing w/ Guest Jenn Schatz   
Bryan just got back from Texas, where he watched nothing but Fox News and the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. Also, gay men aren't totally banned from giving blood anymore and Old Navy is over-charging plus-size ladies for their jeans. And our good friend, Jenn Schatz stops by to talk about "Deliverance."   Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS132: South Carolina Lesbians, Wall Street Insanity, and Guest Betty Who   
Be all that you can be - when you join the ranks of the US Lesbian Army! Hear about the University of South Carolina Upstate college performance of the satirical "How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days" that tricked super angry state politicians into thinking it was an actual lesbian recruiting center. AND! 50 things that every woman NEEDS to know about men, according to the experts at Wall Street Insanity. PLUS! Betty Who stops by to chat, be charming, and honors us with an acoustic version of "Somebody Loves You" at the end of the episode!    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS127: Los Angeles Winters, Jurassic Park, Kelly Blazek, Homophobic Stress   
Get our your umbrellas and your light jackets, Los Angeles! It's time for our winter! Bryan and Erin try to stay warm while they chit-chat about Jurassic Park becoming a reality, Kelly Blazek's epic email takedowns of everyone who is jobless in Cleveland, and a new study that says people who hate gay people die sooner. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS104: Barilla Pasta Homophobia, David Gilmour, Sleepless in Austin & Breaking Bad Spoilers   
Erin's back in the saddle again!!! She and Bryan are back with the FRESHEST Throwing Shade we've ever baked. They chat Barilla's no-homo policies, author/professor David Gilmour's "no lady author" classroom, and Shade/No Shade on the government shutdown, "Fifty Shades of Grey"  the wine, NSA, Crocodille Dundee's house, "Breaking Bad" MAJOR SPOILERS and the iPhone 7 update. Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          TS93: Blue Jasmine, Putin's Anti-LGBT laws, Asian Girlz, Motown Philly   
Bryan barely pulls himself out of a "Blue Jasmine" haze to drive to Erin's for this week's Throwing Shade, wherein they chitty chat about Putin, Russia's archaic anti-LGBT legistlature, Day Above Ground's viral, racist, sexist opus, "Asian Girlz" and a very special phone call with Secretary of State Johnny Kerry. Enjoy this Throwing Shade with a nice chardonnay and a chevre.   See TSPOD live on our East Coast tour! Buy tickets here Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          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.


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          T&T pick up three early CCCAN swim medals   

The brother and sister pair of Graham Chatoor and Jada Chatoor as well as Arielle Dickson picked up the first set of medals for T&T when the swimming segment of the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Confederation Championship continued at the National Aquatic Centre, in Balmain, Couva, yesterday.

In fact, Jada Chatoor was the first medal winner for T&T in the pool when she touched the wall with the second fastest time of nine minutes, 18.10 seconds in the 13-14 Girls 800m freestyle Time Trial finals on Wednesday night.

Honduran Michelle Ramirez won gold in 9:16.06 minutes while Costa Rican Daniela Alforo was third in 9:21.43 with T&T’s other entrant Jahmia Harley, 12th in 10:06.66.

In the 18 & Over Girls event, T&T duo Shania David (10:42.67) and Megan Charles (11:17.38) were sixth and seventh respectively while in the 15-17 equivalent, Sabrina David was eighth in 10:23.97.

Graham Chatoor was third home in the 15-17 Boys 1500m freestyle in 16:47.68 behind Puerto Rico’s Alexis Soto (16:17.46) and Panama’s Andres Lares (16:31.79) while countryman Gabriel Bynoe was sixth in 17:58.27.

T&T’s Delroy Tyrrell was seventh in the 13-14 Boys 1500m freestyle in 18:16.50 while in the 18& Over splash, Aleem Mohammed (18:46.24 mins) and Aaron Acres (19:52.26 mins) ended seventh and eight respectively for the host country.

In the morning session, Dickson raced home in third spot in the 11-12 Girls 200m breaststroke final, in three minutes, 09.96 behind Jamaican Sabrina Lyn (3:03.89) and Grenada’s Mia Neckles (3:04.26).

USA-based top T&T swimmer and FINA World Championship-bound, Dylan Carter of the University of Southern California also made a grand start to the competition.

This after Carter, competing in the 18 and Over Boys 100m butterfly heats smashed a 14-year-old record.

Carter touched the wall in 53.87 seconds well below the 2003 mark of Joshua IIika of 54.94 while team-mate Christian Awah also qualified for last night’s final in sixth place, with a time of 57.87.

In all T&T swimmers, secured 27 individual spots in finals last night while the 11-2 mixed freestyle 200m relay team also booked a place in its final. The quartet of Zarek Wilson, Zoe Anthony, Kadon Williams and Savannah Che-Wah clocked 1:53.59 under the 2015 record of 1:54.99 set by Barbados and behind fellow record breakers, Bermuda (1:51.42) and Jamaica (1:51.54).

Swimming continues today with heats from 9 am and finals from 5.30 pm until Sunday while synchronised swimming and diving also continue at the same venue from 4 pm and 9 am respectively.


          School rallies around family of missing Chinese student   

Twenty days after University of Illinois graduate student Yingying Zhang disappeared from the Urbana-Champaign campus, her family called on the community Thursday to hold on to hope for her safe return.

"She's always a brave girl and she never easily gives up on anything," Zhang's boyfriend, Xiaolin Hou, told a crowd of well-wishers gathered at the school Thursday night.

"She never gives up as long as there's a glimmer of hope ... so we cannot give up either," he said.

Hou and members of Zhang's family led a procession of hundreds of well-wishers through the streets of the Urbana-Champaign campus Thursday night. They waved flags with her name on them and carried her picture as they chanted "let's find Yingying."

The family flew from China to the United States earlier this month to search for the 26-year-old visiting scholar. And they say they're not going home without her.

Zhang's father issued a plea earlier Thursday to those responsible for his daughter's disappearance: Let her go and I'll forgive you.

"The family hopes the kidnappers would not hurt her and know she is really well loved by family and friends," her father told CNN through a translator Thursday. "Let her go, let her come back as soon as possible."

Last seen June 9

Zhang had a yearlong position at the university's department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. She graduated from Beijing's prestigious Peking University in 2016 with a master's degree in environmental engineering.

Zhang is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds, the FBI said. She was last seen wearing a charcoal-colored baseball cap, a pink and white top, jeans and white tennis shoes. She carried a black backpack.

The last known sighting of Zhang was on the afternoon of June 9. Security camera footage shows her entering the passenger side of a black Saturn Astra hatchback that day.

University police said Zhang had just gotten off a public bus before the four-door hatchback approached her on the north end of the university campus. The FBI announced that investigators found the car on Tuesday, but provided no further details.

The FBI is treating the disappearance as a kidnapping, but campus police, in a recently released update, say they are calling it a missing persons case.

Support from around the world

Zhang is one of more than 300,000 Chinese students and scholars attending US universities. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the most popular universities for Chinese students, with more than 5,600. They make up a sizable community both on campus and in the small town of 207,000.

Her disappearance has triggered widespread concern in China, with groups set up on messaging app WeChat to share information about the case.

A crowdfunding campaign set up to help Zhang's family with expenses as the search continues has raised more than three times its $30,000 goal, with many donors leaving messages of support in Chinese.

'Twenty days is a long time'

Her disappearance has struck a nerve on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Supporters who joined Thursday's rally echoed her family's hopeful tone.

"I'm praying as I walk," said Champaign resident Donald Baker. "We're hoping we can bring her back home to her family and to this campus."

Another woman said she joined the rally to support Zhang's family. She has a daughter close to Zhang's age who travels internationally, and sometimes she doesn't hear from her for days, she said.

"It was important to me as Americans that we show love and care to this family," she said.

"I want to be optimistic that we will find her," she added. "Twenty days is a long time."

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          TS68-2:Republicans for Gay Marriage, Yahoo! telecommuters, Oscars 2013 with guest Elizabeth Laime (part 2)   
Back from the brink of death, Bryan and Erin saddle up for an entire rodeo of 'ssues! With chitty chat on Republicans for gay marriage, Yahoo!'s not-so-work-from-home mom's, and post-Oscar throwing shade with Totally Laime's Elizabeth Laime. Can I have the honor of gripping love handles? Part two of two, bonus butts! Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          TS68-1:Republicans for Gay Marriage, Yahoo! telecommuters, Oscars 2013 with guest Elizabeth Laime (part 1)   
Back from the brink of death, Bryan and Erin saddle up for an entire rodeo of 'ssues! With chitty chat on Republicans for gay marriage, Yahoo!'s not-so-work-from-home mom's, and post-Oscar throwing shade with Totally Laime's Elizabeth Laime. Can I have the honor of gripping love handles? Part one of two, bonus butts! Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          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.
          TS43: Lady Products, The New Normal, K-Pop, TV Sex   
Erin and Bryan chat it up about why certain products are just for ladies, bans on The New Normal, Kpop, 2NE1, and all the old bits Bryan's pulling out for his new audience at Funny or Die. We come together cause opposites attract. Baby! Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
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Now chat with your website visitors with WP ChatBull. This is a perfect fit for Small Business for both who sell products and services.
          6/29/2017: YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE: ONLINE CHATTER   
Re: Waitemata police march through west Auckland Very impressive and a powerful feeling. Proud police force, my respect. Els Eeelman on the Western Leader Facebook page.
          Gâteau aux coings   

L'automne est vraiment magnifique cette année. Il me donne envie de profiter pleinement de tous ses trésors : coings, châtaignes, champignons, courges de toutes sortes... La journée idéale en ce moment, c'est une belle balade dans la forêt aux couleurs chatoyantes, sous un ciel bleu pur, avec des températures juste assez basses pour apprécier le retour à la maison, la tisane de plantes et de thym qui réchauffe et donne le courage de s'atteler aux épluchages de toutes sortes ! Avec les coings, on a eu droit à un bel après-midi pâte + confiture, et aligné quelques pots pour l'hiver. Maintenant, j'ai donc envie de les cuisiner autrement : en crumble ou en gâteau. Le coing s'y prête très bien, il diffuse tout son parfum sans rendre trop d'eau, ce qui le rend idéal dans un cake, par exemple.

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          "the tenor of your life in bath"   





















One of the places I explored in more detail whilst in Bath, was No. 1 Royal Crescent. It is such a pretty example of Georgian architecture, and I do really enjoy learning more about the people who used to live in historical buildings and the way life was for them. (In other words: I like history. Which is understandable since that's what I studied at uni, and it's still a major component of my degree at the moment.) It is all just really interesting. I wish I had written about this at the time, because I learned a lot, and have now largely forgotten what I learned. But I do remember having a pleasant visit. Most of the staff was so hospitable and knowledgeable - especially the gentleman you can see outside in some of the pictures, with whom I had a cute wee chat. And I say most of the staff, because one of the people I spoke to was a tad condescending, for example saying they personally would not be taking photos of the odd things I seemed to be into (apothecary cabinets and embroidery, etc.). But; most of the staff was lovely, and that is one of my favourite things of visiting places such as this: hearing stories and tidbits from the people working there and who possibly know of things you wouldn't otherwise hear about. You could find out about this elsewhere as well, but did you know, for example, that most upper class people during the Georgian/Regency era would have a pineapple on their dinner table but it would rarely if ever be eaten, and was more for show, so that your guests would know you were well off and could offer them pineapple if you wanted to? It is so silly, and as a fact I love it. You could say that once you've seen one of these houses, you've seen all of them. But the details and backstories to the objects, the houses and their occupants are always different and interesting. So, I guess I would recommend seeing the Royal Crescent and the No. 1, if you're in Bath!

Fancy reading and seeing more of Bath? My posts from earlier this week are here and here.
          Les Lambdas Débarquent : une série d’été Snapchat à Miami Beach avec ESL   
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          Is Anna van der Zee, na Johanna (Anna) Claase Wanders de tweede vrouw van Pieter Boesjaart ? [Gezochte en onderzochte familienamen in Nederland]   
Pieter Boesjaart, zoon van Pieter Pietersz Boesjer en Cathalina Jans de Maer. Hij is gedoopt op 02-05-1684 in Delft. Doopgetuigen: Hendrick de Visser, Maartje Pieters en Sandarina Jans.  Hij is begraven op 06-04-1744 in Delft. Pieter trouwde, 27 jaar oud, op 28-03-1712 in Delft met Johanna Claas (Anna) Wanders. Bruidegom j.m. en Bruid, weduwe van Jan van der Putte, met wie zij trouwde op 02-09-1708 in Delft. Anna is een dochter van Niclaas (Claas) Wanders en Angenies Coenraats Hogenhuise. Zij is gedoopt op 24-08-1687 in Delft. Doopgetuigen: Franciscus van den Heuvel, Maartje Jans van der Burgh en Maria Leenders Corenhart Kinderen van Pieter en Anna: 1 Elijsabet Besijaart. Zij is gedoopt op 11-10-1714 in Delft. Doopgetuigen: Arij van Rieck, Aaltie de Bonge en Elijsabet Kaarteman 2 Elisabet Boesiaart. Zij is gedoopt op 08-11-1716 in Delft. Doopgetuigen: Elisabet Koerte, Aeltie Jans en Arij van Rijk 3 Pieter Boeisiaart. Hij is gedoopt op 08-02-1718 in Delft.  Doopgetuigen: Pieter Pietersz Boesjer en Cathalina Jans de Maer Jannetie Pieters. 4 Kornelis Bochat. Hij is gedoopt op 17-10-1719 in Delft. Doopgetuigen: Cornelis Jasperz Hogendorp , Angenies Coenraats Hogenhuise (1659-1735)     5 Elisabet Bosjaart. Zij is gedoopt op 04-02-1722 in Delft. Doopgetuigen: Pieter Hogendorp (geb. 1695) [oom moederszijde] en Lijsbet Wiltbergen. http://collectie-delft.nl/nadere-toegangen/weergave/akte/id/24002dfc-4026-11e5-ac66-7399fd00a06d 6 Petronella (Pieternelle) Besaar. Zij is gedoopt op 06-02-1724 in Delft. Doopgetuigen: Willem van Diepe, Susanna Scheffens en Katrina Besaar. http://collectie-delft.nl/nadere-toegangen/weergave/akte/id/24a5e56c-4026-11e5-a32d-f73a00d33005 7 Maria Bosiaart. Zij is gedoopt op 02-12-1725 in Delft. Doopgetuigen:: Catharina Egbertse (Catrijn) Matteljon (1664-1735) en Maria de Seeuw, Arijaa Seelot. http://collectie-delft.nl/nadere-toegangen/weergave/akte/id/25502b80-4026-11e5-bcc0-a70dbc7b358c 8 Willem Bosjaart. Hij is gedoopt op 29-03-1728 in Delft. Doopgetuigen: Willem Laket, Bastiaantie Janse en Willemijntie van der Puth. 9 Pieter Bosart. Hij is gedoopt op 27-07-1732 in Delft. Doopgetuigen: Willem Wijnmale, Willemijntie van Putte en Jannetie de Kok.  Na. het overlijden van Pieter in 1744 worden 3 van zijn nog minderjarige kinderen ingeschreven bij de Weeskamer Delft, t.w. Elisabet, 22 1/2 jaar, Petronella, 20 3/4 jaar en Maria 18 1/2 jaar oud. De laatste 2 kinderen Willem en Pieter worden niet genoemd en zijn wellicht jong overleden. http://collectie-delft.nl/nadere-toegangen/weergave/akte/id/1605f2a6-4b79-491a-a2cd-f8bc418f6c75   Als moeder wordt echter niet Anna Wanders, maar Anna van der Zee genoemd.  Is Anna Wanders tussen 1732 en 1744 overleden en is Pieter daarna gehuwd met Anna van der Zee ?

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          The new normal   
Up, I’m up. It’s early. I did my steps, boiled my water, turned off my alarms that didn’t go off because I woke up just before the appointed hour. Started using this app called Wakie where a stranger can call you as an alarm that you set. I don’t feel in the mood to chat … Continue reading The new normal
          Chat about the twhirl app and twitter for the enterprise   
Today I woke up to the news that Twhirl had been acquired by seesmic. Fellow Newsgang live regular Dennis Howlett wrote a great post about it. Via twitter I pinged Dennis and he agreed to do a call about it. It turned into a really fun conversation about twhirl, single person development, twitter for the … Continue reading Chat about the twhirl app and twitter for the enterprise
          Labelle c. Fiset (Habitat Inspect), 2017 QCCQ 7170 (CanLII)   
inspection préachat — prestation — erreur sur l objet — copropriété divise — contrat
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          Croquetteland, le bilan un an après son rachat par Carrefour   
Depuis son rachat en 2016, le site de petfood se développe à vitesse grand V avec les moyens du géant de la distribution.
          Il est temps d’agir pour sauver le magasin physique   
Le magasin physique est une espèce menacée, alors que l'écrasante majorité des achats y sont encore réalisés. Pourquoi une telle situation ? Quels sont les leviers pour inverser la tendance et renouer avec les bénéfices des magasins ?
          Kommentar zu So können Chat-Dienste Ihre Arbeit erleichtern von Eleftherios Hatziioannou   
Sehr aktuelles Thema, das noch viel zu wenig Aufmerksamkeit bekommt. In der privaten Kommunikation sind Messenger ja schon Gang und Gebe. Die logische Konsequenz ist, dass sich das Verhalten auch auf die Geschäftswelt überträgt. Wer will schon etwas so Praktisches aufgeben. Die Verlockung ist also gross, sich darüber auch mit dem einen oder anderen Kollegen zu vernetzen. Das Problem ist jedoch, dass dies oftmals unbewusst mit großen Risiken verbunden ist. Mitarbeiter nutzen die bereits installierten Messenger auch für die geschäftliche Kommunikation und tauschen Interna (ggf. Kundendaten) über Plattformen aus, die offensichtlich datengetriebene Geschäftsmodelle verfolgen. Das kann und ist nicht im Sinne des jeweiligen Unternehmens. Wenn ein diese Art der Kommunikation verboten wird, sollte es gleichzeitig auch eine Alternative bereitstellen. Davon gibt es heute auch einige mit verschiedensten Ansätzen: Slack ist sehr beliebt, muss jedoch in Sachen Datenschutz genauer betrachtet werden, da die Daten ausserhalb Europas verarbeitet werden; Threema aus der Schweiz gilt als besonders sicher und hat kürzlich ein spezielle Business-Version vorgestellt; [entfernt, bitte keine Werbung, siehe auch unsere Netikette]
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          La consommation des ménages en biens accélère en mai   
En mai 2017, les dépenses de consommation des ménages en biens augmentent de 1,0 % en volume, après +0,4 % en avril. Les achats de biens fabriqués repartent à la hausse (+1,5 % après −1,1 %),...
          #341: TC39, ECMAScript, and the Future of JavaScript   
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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.
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Eric Bidelman runs through how to use Headless Chrome, using Karma as a runner and Mocha+Chai for authoring tests.
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Unleash The Power of Angular Reactive Forms video
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          Irony Maiden   

Until recently, I had put off watching The Handmaid’s Tale on HULU because I knew it would make me angry. I read Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name in the mid-1980s, and remember how the story – centered in a world run by pious bullies – made my blood boil. Now, dystopian stories of religion-based mind control hit close to home for those of us at CFI. We probably hear more true-life religious horror stories than the average citizen.

 

When I read the book 30 years ago, I thought some of the plot seemed a bit far-fetched. No way could things get so out of control. But as I work my way through the first few episodes of the TV series, I’m unpleasantly surprised at how plausible some of the series storylines sound in the wake of our recent elections. Three shows in, the series has already depicted: open and widespread intolerance, the objectification of women, religious fundamentalism, and massive protests.

 

Any of that sound familiar?

 

The other surprise was that the series star – Elizabeth Moss— who I think is a talented actor with solid credits to her name, is a practicing Scientologist.  (Moss, by the way, is also listed as a producer on the show and identifies as a feminist on her Wikipedia page. Ok that fits.)

 

What doesn’t fit is that the Church of Scientology (CoS) could be a central character in The Handmaid’s Tale TV series. For decades we’ve been hearing real-life stories from ex-Scientologists that sound like they could be plots in the series. The examples below apply to both the Church of Scientology and The Handmaid’s Tale.

Ø  Church makes pregnancy decision for a woman

Ø  Individuals virtually held prisoners

Ø  Leaders use fear and brutality to keep underlings in line

Ø  It’s dangerous to contradict sacred text

Ø  Anyone can be an informer

 

I’m sure that list could be much longer if I really gave it some thought and saw more episodes.

 

Moss has been a working actor since she was a kid, so she may have been feted by the CoS big cheeses from an early age and sheltered from the volumes of bad press the church has been getting for most of her life. And Scientology typically paints their apostates as disgruntled or vengeful to dodge the real issues of whether the complaints are true or not. The point is that she may not be exposed to her cult’s nefarious practices as fully as the rest of us, or if she was, the stories were probably poo pooed as the ravings of cranks.

 

Scientologists are not alone in being blinded to the insanity of their own beliefs, but the sheer volume of criticism and tales of mistreatment should give Moss and other high-profile scientologists pause and spark them to ask some questions of their leadership. Seems like every year it would get harder and harder to dodge the growing mountains of evidence that point to major problems in this “religion.”

 

It’s time to wake up.

 

Someone should nudge Elizabeth Moss and tell her that it becomes especially imperative to inquire about your own highly-criticized, authoritarian religion when you star in a TV series that highly criticizes authoritarian religion.

 

Maybe a chat with Leah Remini would help…

 


          Episode 82: Greening the big Apple; Peter Seligmann's graceful exit - Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com   
In this week's episode, selling sustainable tourism, a chat with Honolulu's first resilience officer and the future of urban mobility.
          Today’s Most Innovative Car Audio Features   

Technology feels like it’s constantly changing. Computers have evolved from taking up an entire room to fitting in the palm of your hand. Car audio is no different. What started out as a simple AM receiver is now more versatile than most of us ever imagined. These days, there are not only a number of different ways to play music through a car audio receiver, but a nice selection of accessories you can get for your stereo. Bluetooth Streaming and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Depending on your age, you might remember a time when cassette tapes, and later CDs, were the only options for listening to music in your car, aside from AM/FM radio. While AM/FM radios and CD players are still common functions of car stereo systems, stereos today commonly have built-in Bluetooth, which allows you to connect your smartphone wirelessly and stream music from apps such as iTunes, Spotify or Pandora directly to the stereo. All aftermarket stereos will offer an auxiliary input with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, to plug in sound from any device. Most also offer USB inputs to allow charging devices, as well asl playing music from a phone or USB flashdrive. With the right equipment, you can gain access to over 150 radio stations with SiriusXM satellite radio, many commercial free. These channels cover every genre of music, sports, news, traffic, weather, and talk radio. Even better, your stereo can receive signal anywhere as long as it has access to the satellites, and with terrestrial repeaters it will be extremely rare to lose signal, even thru tunnels and overpasses. Apps, Maps and More In addition to these fantastic new ways to listen to music through your stereo, technology has brought us great safety features to help you get where you’re going without incident. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connect your smartphone to the car stereo and allow you to access features from your device like maps, texts and other apps, directly through your stereo’s touchscreen or voice control. This allows you to keep your eyes on the road, and driving safer, not digging for your phone to get the info you need. Another great feature available in many stereos is the ability to add a backup camera that feeds directly to the screen, giving you a better view while backing out of your driveway or any other spot. Many car manufactures are adding stereo controls into the steering wheel, providing quick access to volume, play/paus, and skip controls without taking your hands off the wheel. Even better, if you want to replace the factory stereo, you can keep your steering wheel controls working with the addition of a Steering Wheel Control Interface available with the install. Audio Express Come out to one of our many Audio Express locations and chat with one our Car Audio Professionals to learn more and find the right stereo for you.

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          Use that Zucchini! Muffins   
  I have this habit of getting overly excited at farmers’ markets and purchasing so much food (sometimes because I have chatted up the farmers for some long at their booth that I feel like I HAVE to purchase something … Continue reading
          Five on Friday!   
Happy Friday! Caroline and I have a very exciting weekend ahead because WE ARE GOING TO FLORIDA!!! Sorry for screaming at you! But we are excited for our first mommy-daughter trip. It's rare for Matt and I to split up with one kid each for more than a quick errand and I can't wait for us to each get some solo time with a babe.
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one. Babes in Babiators!!! Recently we've been successful in getting Thomas to wear a hat and + sunglasses and it is seriously the cutest thing I've ever seen. Back when he was patching he wanted nothing to do with another eye accessory, but now he likes wearing them. And we prefer for him to wear his sunglasses anytime we are outside playing in dirt, water, sand, etc. for extra eye protection. Contacts definitely do not mix well with tiny grains of sand or chlorine!!!!

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We have a variety of sunglasses from the Target dollar aisle but our favorite pairs are Babiators. They are more durable and come in a ton of cute colors. Oh! AND! If you lose or break your sunglasses within a year of purchase they will send you a FREE replacement! They also make excellent goggles, which we purchased last year for summer. Highly recommend.
two. We are one light source brighter in our family room! We moved our sofa table lamp to the guest room and replaced it with TWO new lamps. I looooooooooooove how it looks now and we have a tad bit more light! Here is the new, brighter look...
AFTER! We still need to add a few more light sources but we're making progress!
three. I've been using LipSense this past week and now see what all the hype is about. I love being able to drop my kids off at daycare and kiss them goodbye with my lipstick already on! I started with Pink Champagne since it's a more neutral pink and it's such a pretty shade -- highly recommend! If you're interested in learning more about these awesome products, contact my girl April on Instagram @smoochbyapril or by email at smoochlipsense@gmail.com.
four. Last weekend we went on a double date with our friends, John & Lisa (apologies for anyone following on SnapChat). We started off in the courtyard at Dilworth Tasting Room with a bottle of the most delicious Chardonnay and lots of shared plates before heading down the street for a few cocktails at Tyber Creek and then finished with a few last drinks, wings & cheese fries at Sundries.
five. I had a few questions about my picnic backpack from our day date! My MIL surprised me with this backpack one holiday and I thought it was the most perfect gift! The pack she got me is sold out, but this is an amazing similar option (& holds a bottle of wine!). Side note: If you're looking for a good laugh, you can check out this throwback post on our last picnic using our backpack -- back when I was tan, wore headbands and pre-kids.

 
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          Links for 06/30/17   
Distinctly Catholic

Kudos to Bishop Patrick McGrath of San Jose, California, for clarifying that in his diocese, families that present themselves for a funeral in good faith are to be given a funeral. As a sign of how the Francis Revolution is taking hold, I will venture the prediction that we will see more bishops follow McGrath's example than Paprocki's. 


          Bacon-Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts   
One evening, when my sisters and I were young, my parents left us eating our dinner at the kitchen table. My father was in the swimming pool, cleaning it from the inside with one of those large nets for fishing out fallen leaves. My mother was standing outside the pool, chatting with him as he […]
          vakantiehuisje in Lipno nad vltavou, Tsjechië : Lipno Lake Resort voor 4 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Lipno Lake ResortDit luxe vakantiecomplex is zeer compleet en centraal gelegen. In het complex zijn 6 verschillende types appartementen beschikbaar. Alle appartementen zijn uitgerust met een gashaard in de woonkamer, een compleet ingerichte keuken met afwasmachine en een zeer luxe badkamer met bad een aparte douche en zelfs een sauna. Ook zijn de woningen voorzien van vloerverwarming en een internetaansluiting. Zo is er de CZ-38278-16. Dit mooie 3-kamer appartement op de eerste etage is geschikt voor 4 – 6 personen en beschikt over een ruim terras en open keuken. Daarnaast is er de CZ-38278-14 tevens een 3-kamer appartement en geschikt voor 4 – 6 personen . Deze woning ligt op de begane grond en beschikt over een deels overdekt terras. Ook is er de CZ-38278-15 dit 4-kamer appartement is geschikt voor 6 – 8 personen en bevindt zich op de tweede en derde etage. Een slaapkamer beschikt over een badkamer en suite en tevens beschikt de woning over een ruim terras. Ook is er de CZ-38278-17. Dit schattige 2-kamer appartement is geschikt voor 2 – 4 personen, ideaal dus als je met een kleiner gezelschap bent. Vervolgens is er ook de CZ-38278-19. Dit grote 4-kamer hoekappartement ligt op de tweede en derde etage. De woning is geschikt voor 6 – 8 personen en beschikt over een tweede badkamer en een groot balkon. Tenslotte is er de CZ-38278-20. Dit grote 6-kamer appartement ligt op de tweede en derde etage en is geschikt voor 10 – 12 personen. De woning beschikt net zoals type CZ-38278-19 over een groot balkon en een tweede badkamer. Voor type CZ-38278-14 en CZ-38278-15 geldt dat er een aantal van deze appartementen kindvriendelijk zijn ingericht, deze zijn op aanvraag te reserveren. Speciale promotie: bij een verblijf in de periode 22/4 - 30/4 ontvangt u naast een aantrekkelijke korting tevens 1 dag sportverhuur bij Lipno Centrum.
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          Global Cyberattack Seems Intent On Havoc, Not Extortion   

A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia’s neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said. While the rogue software used in the attack was configured as extortionate “ransomware,” that may have just been a ruse. “It is clear that this was targeted indiscriminately at Ukrainian businesses, and the Ukrainian government,” Jake Williams, president of the security firm Rendition Infosec and a former member of the U.S. National Security Agency’s elite cyberwarfare group, told The Associated Press in an online chat. “The ‘ransomware’ component is just a smokescreen (and a bad one).” UKRAINE IN PAIN Although the attack was global in its reach, Ukraine bore the brunt. Computers were disabled at banks, government agencies, energy companies, supermarkets, railways and telecommunications providers. Many of these organizations said they had recovered by Thursday, although some experts suspected that work was incomplete. “There is still a lot of damage, especially in banks,” said Victor Zhora, CEO of the Kiev cybersecurity firm InfoSafe. “ATMs are working (again) but some bank operations are still limited.” He estimated damage in “the millions of dollars, perhaps tens of millions.” And that’s just in Ukraine. Microsoft said the malware hit at least 64 nations, including Russia, Germany and the United States. “I expect that we will see additional fallout from this is the coming days,” said Williams. In Ukraine, suspicion immediately fell on hackers affiliated with Vladimir Putin’s regime, although there is no direct, public evidence tying Russia to the attack. Relations between the two nations have been tense since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Pro-Russian fighters are still battling the government in eastern Ukraine. Experts have also blamed pro-Russian hackers for major cyberattacks on the Ukrainian power grid in 2015 and 2016, assaults that have turned the eastern European nation into the world’s leading cyberwarfare testing ground. A disruptive attack on the nation’s voting system ahead of 2014 national elections is also attributed to Russia. THE MOSCOW CONNECTION The malicious program, which researchers are calling NotPetya, initially appeared to be ransomware. Such malware locks up victims’ files by encrypting them, then holds them hostage while demanding payment — usually in bitcoin, the hard-to-trace digital currency. But researchers said the culprits would have been hard-pressed to make money off the scheme. They appear to have relied on a single email address that was blocked almost immediately and a single bitcoin account that collected the relatively puny sum of $10,000. Firms including Russia’s anti-virus Kaspersky Lab, said clues in the code indicate that the program’s authors would have been incapable of decrypting the data, further evidence that the ransom demands were a smoke screen. The timing was intriguing, too. The attack came the same day as the assassination of a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer and a day before a national holiday celebrating the new Ukrainian constitution signed after the breakup of the Soviet Union. “Everything being said so far does point to Russia being a leading candidate for a suspect in this attack,” said Robert M. Lee, CEO of Dragos Inc. an expert who has studied the attacks on Ukraine’s power grid. What’s most worrisome and reprehensible, said Lee, is that whoever was behind the attack was unconcerned about the indiscriminate, collateral damage it […]

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          Nýja uppfærslan á Snapchat er strax farin að koma mönnum í VANDRÆÐI!   

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Title: Keeper Under Fire
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The Reapers are coming…
The Keepers are ready to fight … to defend their home and the souls, no matter what the cost.
Olivia Estmond is tired of waiting to be attacked. It is time for the Keepers to strike first against the Reaper Empress. Preparing to fight is not a new concept for Liv, but living with a target on your back is not something she has ever dealt with. The Reapers were ordered to take out the entire Estmond family, and unless the Keepers did something about it, they wouldn’t stop until their mission was complete.
Not long ago, Aiden was a high-ranking soldier in the Reaper Army, but now he has fallen from grace in the eyes of the Empress. More than that, he wants his best friend back. He grew up with Jack and the two were once like brothers. Now, more than ever, he needed his brother. However, what he didn’t expect from becoming a double agent, was the attraction to a sexy red headed Keeper that came with the job.
Jennifer Malone Wright is best known for her short story series, The Vampire Hunter's Daughter. Other works include the follow up to The Vampire Hunter's Daughter series called The Arcadia Falls Chronicles, The Graveyard Guardians series, and her vampire novel called Savior. Jennifer also co-authors a series called Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse as well the Beary Tales series.
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          Bonito11: Очарование Бретани:неизвестные замки(1)   

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Я начинаю новою серию постов о замках Бретани,как результат моих странствий по Бретани,думаю,что они заслуживают того.чтобы о них знали и на просторах Рунета,своим милым очарованием,многовековой историей ,красотой архитектурных решений и оригинальными интерьерами.

Итак_Бретань

Бретань - один из немногих регионов Франции, который пронес через все эпохи свою индивидуальность, который ревностно оберегает свой неповторимый характер, и этому есть исторические причины. Очарование и притягательность земель Бретани - в смешении характеров и темпераментов, сказочных легенд и реальных исторических эпох. Из глубины неолитического периода тянется нитью Ариадны история человека, свидетельство этому - импозантные силуэты древних менгиров, что высятся повсюду в Бретани.

 


   

Позже, с заселением в V веке этих земель реальными выходцами с Великобританских островов, пришли сказочные жители - легендарный Король Артур и рыцари Круглого Стола, фея Вивиана и мудрец Мерлин. После нескольких десятков лет подчинения Королю Шарлеманю, в 826 году Бретань обрела статус независимого герцогства. Вплоть до конца XIV века период постоянной конфронтации с французским королевством был достаточно неспокойным, но полным к самоопределению.

    Бретань - огромный полуостров, далеко выдающийся в Атлантический океан, представляет собой природный феномен: материковые земли богаты сочными лугами, светлыми ручьями, извилистыми реками и пологими холмами, а всего в нескольких десятках километров морские валы разбиваются о морщинистые утесы, крепкие ветра взбивают кружевную пену барашков, мощные подводные течения подстерегают моряков. Где бы Вы ни были, в рыбацком порту, в старинном замке города-крепости, в лесах Броселианда или на холмах массива Монт д'Арре, Вы непременно будете ощущать свежий ветер, доносящийся с моря, этот неуловимый йодистый аромат выброшенных на песок водорослей - запах далеких странствий.



    Века политической независимости, географическая отдаленность региона, цельность характера - все это определяет особенности повседневной жизни бретонцев. Когда попадаешь сюда, на край европейской земли, необходимо вкусить всех богатств жизни: войти в танцевальный круг на народном празднике, попробовать блюда местной кухни, смешаться с толпой, приветствующей возвращение с лова рыбаков.

Замки Бретани можно назвать настоящими шедеврами, в которых оживают история и легендарное прошлое этой провинции. Ведь именно в их залах, башнях и донжонах вершились бретонская фольклорная традиция и история. Действительно, вряд ли укрепленные особняки других стран, за исключением, пожалуй, расположенных на Рейне, ассоциируются с таким же множеством легенд, появившихся благодаря связанным с ними реальным историческим событиям или из намного более колоритных, а следовательно, и пугающих представлений об их возможной связи с силами зла.

Сам внешний вид таких сооружений, как бретонский замок, как это ни удивительно, связан с весьма печальной традицией. Массивные стены кажутся довольно толстыми для того, чтобы сохранить все тайны, и призыв к кровавой мести, раздававшийся в них, не мог проникнуть во внешний мир через узкие бойницы. Широкие и высокие башни защищают переднюю часть здания, возвышаясь над кровлей, подобно коническим шляпам волшебников.

Слуховые окна, створные оконные переплеты чердака со всех сторон охраняются страшными горгульями или грифонами, держащими руки со щитами давно почивших сеньоров.

Вы можете отправиться в путешествие по волшебной старой Праге, логовам ведьм Эдинбурга, заселенным летучими мышами замкам Драхенфельс или Райнштайн, но не найдете ни одного сооружения, более исполненного духом Средневековья, окутанного тайной, чем эти прочные твердыни, гребни и флюгеры которых по всей Бретонской земле возвышаются над окружающими их лесами и зеркальными реками.

Замки в постах расположены по французскому алфавиту

Ла Аргента

 Blason département fr Côtes-d’Armor.svg Департамент Кот-д'Армор .Коммуна Сент-Лормэль.Владелец Фредерик Руст.11 век.

                          

                                               Бюманор

Департамент Кот-д'Армор ,1628,частное владение,коммуна Евран,

Спектакль на тему мушкетеров.Замок используют для аренды на свадебные торжества,экскурсии,культурные мероприятия.

                                             Бейнасис.Замок-крепость.

Департамент Кот-д'Армор ,15 век,Строил Иоанн 1 из Кваленака,Нынешние владельцы-семья Керджегу

                                                               Котфри.Замок -Крепость.

 Департамент  Кот-д'Армор,1462,Коммуна Плубезри,частное владение,реставрируют

                             

                                                                        Кот-ан-Ноз

Департамент Кот-д'Армор.,в лесу селения Белль-ан-Терр,1880 год постройки для графини Сисмасонс.Его еще называют-,Замок Леди Монд

Замок перешел как приданое в браке графини с  Бертраном де Фосиньи,который был по уши в долгах,  он и продал замок и обширную территорию вокруг него в 1923 году.

Замок когда-то стоял у дороги,Леди Монд перенесла здание подальше в лес,умельцы однако.Погода усугубляет мрачность пейзажа...

В 1929 году сэр Роберт Монд , король никеля , купил замок для своей жены леди Монд,замок перешел дочери  Мари-Луизе Ле Maнах родившейся  в Бель-Иль-ан-Терре. После ее смерти в 1949 , замок переходил в руки различных владельцев, которые  были не в состоянии полностью восстановить это огромное здание.

Вот и память о бывшей церквушке на этом месте

В 2011 замок был куплен новыми владельцами , которые  его и восстанавливают .

Шикарное монументальное здание в лучших традициях замковой архитектуры,думаю красиво будет после реставрации,обещают восстановить и интерьеры с садом.

                                                                      Кот-Корвал.Замок-форт.

Департамент Морбиан,коммуна Глов,15 век,частное владение

Замок в лесу,добираться только пешком,но такая прогулка стоит,замок-жемчужина,шесть веков простоял,только потемнел.Строили на века.

Фонтанчик Средневековья

                                      Костейри

Департамент Кот-д'Армор,Коммуна Трегастел.Постройка-1896 год,Строил Бруно Абаканович,теперешний владелец-Дитер Халлерводен.Назначение-летний отдых владельцев.

Напротив замка.Берег розового гранита.Территория полностью закрыта для посещения.

                               

                                                                       Форт Ла-Латте

Департамент от-д'Армор ,Коммуна Плеверон.Построен в 1340 году,для   сеньера Этьена !!! Гийона 

Один из известнейших замков Бретани, построенный на мысе Фрил, в период с 1340 по 1370 годы – замок Форт-ла-Латте. 

Форт-ла-Латте со скалы высотой 60 метров контролирует залив Сен-Мало на северо-западном побережье Бретани. Форт находится в отличном состоянии по двум причинам: во-первых, во время религиозных войн XVI столетия военные сооружения очень хорошо укрепляли, а во-вторых, гениальному строителю крепостей маршалу Вобану было поручено модернизировать крепость, что он с честью и выполнил.


На месте сегодняшней достопримечательности мыса Фреэль на бретанском побережье Франции еще в десятом столетии стоял замок, принадлежавший одному из старейших родов Бретани - Гийонам-Матиньонским. Надо полагать, много разных, причем не только мирных событий, довелось увидеть этому замку за три века своего существования.

Но, как мы уже выяснили, новое время требовало новых укреплений, и в тринадцатом столетии на месте замка была возведена крепость с тем самым донжоном, с которого (а подняться туда вполне реально) открывается соответствующий вид и на море, и на не обремененную излишней экзотикой сушу.

 

                              

Согласитесь: безлюдные, круто спускающиеся к морю, поросшие вереском склоны и темно свинцовые воды Ла-Манша выглядят здесь, где свистели стрелы, ядра и пули, раздавались крики атакующих и стоны умирающих, как-то логичнее, чем какие-нибудь легкомысленные пальмы и разноцветные, не менее легкомысленные пташки.

                             
Эту неброскую гармонию природы и укрепления, в последний раз перестроенного в соответствии с эволюцией военной техники уже при Людовике XIV, разглядел в шестидесятых годах века прошлого режиссер Ричард Флейшер.

                             
 

Часовня Святого Михаила

И мысу вместе с крепостью страшно повезло: их летаргическое существование, не осложнявшееся с последней атаки в 1815 году никакими достойными запоминания событиями, было прервано съемками одного из самых нашумевших фильмов с Кирком Дугласом и Тони Кертисом - “Викинги”

И как некогда корабли викингов возникали неожиданно и неотвратимо на нахмурившемся тучами горизонте, так и сегодня, словно корабль-призрак, каким-то чудом заброшенный на небольшой кусочек суши в Байе-де-ла Френэ, возникает из непроглядных глубин истории Форт Ла-Латте.

И в самом имени крепости - голос воинов. А в менее известном его названии – замок Рош-Гийон – имя первых владельцев этой земли.Наверное, в память о вторых и в честь первых полощется в низком небе Бретани тот флаг над донжоном.

                               

Помните из курса истории, что такое донжон? Вон, смотрите, круглая башня с развевающимся над нею флагом почти на краю обрыва – это донжон и есть. Усовершенствование осадных орудий и самой техники ведения осады в начале двенадцатого века привело к тому, что и для обороны приходилось придумывать что-либо новенькое. И была придумана вот такая круглая башня-донжон, являвшаяся последним убежищем для защитников какой-либо крепости и позволявшая с большим успехом эту самую оборону осуществлять.

                               

                              

                              

 На дороге к замку стоит менгир, или «палец Гаргантюа» - согласно легенде его потерял великан, перешагивая через Ла-Манш.

                               

                               

                               

Франция, начиная со средних веков, была и остается страной замков, королей, рыцарей и волшебных сказок. Архитектура ее замков разнообразна и многолика. И каждый из них - историческое свидетельство становления европейской цивилизации, науки, искусства и культуры.

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Серия сообщений "Замки(обзорные посты)":
Часть 1 - Всемирное наследие ЮНЕСКО: Замки долины Луары от Сюлли-сюр-Луар до Шалон-сюр-Луара
Часть 2 - Всемирное наследие ЮНЕСКО:замки долины Луары.Часть 2
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Часть 21 - Неизвестные средневековые замки Франции X-XI века
Часть 22 - Неизвестные замки Франции XII века
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Сейчас каждый школьник (в странах, возникших на просторах бывшего СССР) из учебников знает историю Брестской крепости(правильно Берестье) что в Беларуси, державшей многодневную осаду во время Второй мировой войны. Однако есть еще одна крепость с таким же названием, о которой ни в одном учебнике не говорится.

Вид с моста Рекувранс на Брестский замок и реку Пенфельд.

Город Брест, расположенный на полуострове Бретань, является одним из самых важный портов Франции. Французская Брестская крепость долгое время считалась настоящим крепким орешком для врагов.

Согласно словарю название города "Брест" происходит от кельтского слова "холм"

 В начале нашей эры на территории современного Бреста жило галльское племя осисмов, входившее в состав империи древнего Рима. Это было самое удаленное галльское племя, практически не затронутое романизацией, однако в III веке здесь был сооружен укрепленный древнеримский лагерь. В начале V века римляне покинули лагерь. В раннее средневековье эти укрепления были разрушены, а в VI веке сюда переселяются из Великобритании бретонцы, ассимилировавшие близких им по языку и культуре осисмов.

В XI веке были сооружены новые укрепления, окружавшие меньшую территорию – родился замок Бреста. Этот замок принадлежал герцогству Бретани и играл важную роль в защите морского фасада. Во время Столетней войны, в 1342 году, замок Брест был взят англичанами, что позволило им контролировать морские коммуникации с принадлежащей им Аквитанией. 

Отпечаток римской башни

В 1341 году Жан, граф де Монфор, сводный брат Ивана III, герцога Бретани, муж Жанны Фландрийской, оспаривает герцогство Бретань у Шарля де Блуа, мужа Жанны, герцогини Бретани

В 1373 году Брест был осажден союзными французам бретонскими войсками, но англичане удержали город. В 1386 году герцог Бретани вновь попытался взять замок, но успеха попытка провалилась. Англичане еще больше укрепили замок в последующие 6 лет, но по условиям перемирия в 1397 году они вернули замок герцогу Бретани. 

                            

Осада Бреста  в 1386 году

В XV веке замок был перестроен для сопротивления огнестрельному оружию. После возобновления Столетней войны в 1403 году, Брест многократно был под угрозой нового английского завоевания, в последний раз англичане были отброшены от замка в последний год войны в 1453 году.

В 1499 году, после второй свадьбы герцогини Анны с очередным французским королем, замок Брест входит в состав домена короля Франции. В этот момент замок является самым укрепленным в стране – здесь было 50 пушек. Тогда же вне стен замка появляются первые жилые дома. В 1593 году Брест получил права города. В основном современный вид замок Бреста принял в конце XVII века, когда он был перестроен знаменитым военным архитектором Вобаном. Сейчас в замке расположена морская префектура и национальный музей морского флота, туристы кроме музея могут посетить только крепостную стену – остальная часть закрыта как военная территория.

Но своё значение, как главная база французского флота во всех морских войнах Франции с Англией, Голландией и Испанией, Брест получает лишь с тех пор, как кардинал Ришелье в 1631 году велел расчистить и укрепить гавань и построить арсенал и верфь для военных кораблей.

                            

                           

Министр Кольбер, заменивший деревянную верфь каменной, возвёл в Бресте военную гавань, которая, по приказанию Людовика XIV, была в 1680—1688 гг. сильно укреплена Вобаном, так что англичанам, которые в 1694 году хотели захватить его, пришлось отступить со значительными потерями

                 

Ле Брун Вабан                                        René de Rieux                                                                                                                                                                       

Население города возросло с 2 тысяч в 1661 году до 15 тысяч в 1715, в городе был создан глубоководный порт, куда могли заходить большие военные корабли – во Франции такие порты есть только в Тулоне и Бресте. 

Во время Французской революции на брестском рейде 1 июня 1794 года французский флот под начальством Вилларе-Жуайеза был разбит англичанами под начальством Гоу (Howe). Шесть линейных кораблей были взяты англичанами, а седьмой был затоплен

1870

В 1865 году в Брест пришла железная дорога из Парижа, население города достигло 55 тысяч человек. В первые годы XX века в Бресте начал развиваться туризм для морских купаний на пляже «Moulin Blanc», названным так в честь существовавшей там ранее мельницы. Этот многокилометровый пляж по-прежнему привлекает тех купальщиков, которые не боятся холодной океанской воды.

                                

                                

                                   

Фонтан " Триумф Амфитрита "

Кроме крепости очень важное значение в Бресте имела гавань, крайне удобная для флота. А строительство судоверфи и доков обеспечивали работой большое население города.

Макет крепости

 В 1917 году, когда США вступили в Первую Мировую войну, в Бресте высадилась американская армия. Во время Второй Мировой войны город был оккупирован немецкими войсками с 19 июня 1940 по 18 сентября 1944, причем он был сильно разрушен бомбардировками союзников и полуторамесячной битвой за его освобождение. 

После освобождения город Брест поглотил 3 соседних коммуны, а его население достигло максимума в 1975 году (более 166 тысяч человек). В конце XX века население стабилизировалось на современном уровне.

Сегодня Брестский замок — часть Брестского арсенала. 21 марта 1923 года замку присвоен статус национального памятника.

Комплекс замка составляют семь башен, которые соединены между собой. Внутри этого каменного кольца стоит еще одна крепость с подземными казематами и часовней. Толщина крепостных стен доходит до 12 метров. В южной части замка сохранились остатки каменной кладки, сделанной римлянами. Осмотр замка предлагают начинать с башни Магдалена, с верхнего уровня которой открывается красивый вид на город.

Бастион Сюрдек

Замок расположен на берегу Панфельда, напротив него находится еще одно известное городское укрепление – башня Танги с музеем истории Бреста до 1939 года. Часть замка закрыта для посещения, так как там находятся штаб-квартира морского командования и морская префектура. Возможно, замок является старейшим в мире действующим военным объектом.

В другой части замка размещается национальный морской музей. В его стенах хранятся приборы навигации и макеты кораблей, картины маринистов, скульптуры знаменитых мореплавателей, деревянные носовые фигуры, украшавшие суда. Часть экспонатов выставлена под открытым небом перед стенами замка. Всего подобных морских музеев в стране пять, еще четыре расположены в городах Тулон, Рошфор, Порт-Луи и в столице Франции.

                                  Война

Общий вид базы субмарин с воздуха, август 1944

В июне 1940 года 5-я танковая дивизия Вермахта оккупировала порт Брест. В годы Второй мировой войны нацистские войска создали в Бресте крупную базу подводных лодок, в которой разместились 1-я флотилия «Веддиген» и 9-я флотилия подводных лодок кригсмарине.

1944

В январе 1941 года начался процесс сооружения мощных бетонных крытых доков-бункеров для обслуживания и ремонта подводных лодок. Строительством занималась Организация Тодта, бункеры были построены за 9 месяцев.

Схема объекта предполагала расположение двух бункеров под общей крышей. В первом из них находилось пять «мокрых» доков длиной 115 м и шириной 17 м (от «А» до «Е»), на три лодки каждый; во втором было восемь сухих доков длиной 99 м и шириной 11 м, и ещё два (длиной 114 м и шириной 13 м) (от № 1 до № 10), рассчитанных на одну лодку.

Общая длина бункера составляла 333 м, ширина 192 м, высота 17 м, толщина крыши 6 м. После высадки в Нормандии в июне 1944 года союзные войска быстро продвигались, и возникла серьёзная угроза для бункеров в Бресте. Последней отсюда 4 сентября вышла U-256 под командованием корветтен-капитана Генриха Леманна-Вилленброка.

Бункер существует в настоящее время.

В ходе освобождения Франции от гитлеровцев город был сильно разрушен, после войны частично отстроен заново.

В 1990 году возле пляжа «Moulin Blanc» был открыт парк развлечений «Oceanopolis», научно представляющий жизнь моря. Здесь есть аквариум, где представлено более 1 тысячи видов различных морских животных и растений, разделенных на 3 зоны: полярную, умеренную и тропическую. С другой стороны пляжа «Moulin Blanc» расположен аквапарк «Spadium park». 

Один раз в 4 года, начиная с 1992 года, в июле в Бресте проходит международный праздник моря, кораблей и моряков. Наиболее интересной частью праздника является парусная регата. В 2008 году в ней участвовало более 2000 парусников из 25 стран. В 2012 году этот праздник состоится с 13 по 19 июля. Каждый четверг летом в порту проходят бесплатные концерты «Le jeudi du port», а каждый ноябрь в Бресте проходит фестиваль короткометражных фильмов.

                                                Башни крепости

Сторожевая башня замка Брест

                               

Укрепления постройки Вобана

                           

Башня Азенор

Слева от центра Башня Азенор и еще левее башня Анна

Французская башня

Башня Мадлен

Башни Парадиз.Вход в крепость.Вход закрыт для публики,т.к. там находится военно-морское ведомство.

                      Морской музей

 

Первая французская подводная лодка

                              

Часть Римской галеры

                               

Нептун Ива  Колле 

Гюстав Ле Грей ( 1820-1884 ) . Вид на порт Брест - 1858 .

Огюст Майер ( 1805-1890 ) . Наполеон III посетил Брест

Темница

Литература

Брест // Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона: В 86 томах (82 т. и 4 доп.). — СПб., 1890—1907.

 Брест // Военная энциклопедия : в 18 т. / Под ред. В. Ф. Новицкого и др. — СПб. : Т-во И. В. Сытина, 1911—1915.

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Revolution and Collapse

Over the next few years, during which I began my political activity, I had plenty of opportunities to analyze the causes of the collapse. In fact, addressing them in numerous public meetings large and small, I did so until I was blue in the face. Some of my conclusions simply continued thoughts that had been with me during the war and even before it had started. The rest were directly related to our defeat.

The Second Reich, as it was widely known, had been born under an auspicious star amidst the thunder of victorious battle. For that we had Bismarck to thank and, coming right after him, Chief of Staff Helmut von Moltke and Minister of War Albrecht von Roon. Nothing symbolized it as well as the Siegessäule, or Victory Column, in Berlin. Originally sixty-seven meters tall, it was wrapped entirely by captured enemy cannons. In 1939, as part of my plan to renovate the city and to turn it into Europe’s capital, I had its height increased by another seven and a half meters. I also moved it from its original site at the Königsplatz (now misnamed the Platz der Republik) near the Reichstag to the Grosser Stern. But back to the Reich. Over the first forty-three years of its existence it enjoyed immense prosperity and economic growth. Simple people, who always and everywhere form the great majority, were impressed by that prosperity as well as the evident military strength of the Reich, which was put on display on appropriate occasions.

Having done so, they attributed the sudden collapse of the structure solely to the war, which had brought so much misery to them. But this is absurd. In fact, all the collapse did was to expose weaknesses that had long existed. Chief among them were general suffrage which Germany got before England, misleadingly known as the “mother of democracies,” did. On its heels came elections and democracy. All three were non-German elements of government. Initially, they were foisted on us by the professors of 1848, who wanted nothing better than to ape the “ideals” of the French Revolution. Once established, they quickly turned into a morass of useless chatter and corruption.

Next came the failure to properly deal with the liberated provinces, Alsace and Lorraine. As a result, they never truly became an integral part of the Reich. To repeat, Wilhelm II’s foreign policy was essentially misdirected. To add insult to injury it was often weak and vacillating as well.

Finally, there was the tolerance long shown for those vile Marxist traitors, the Social Democrats. Starting long before the war and redoubling their efforts while it lasted, they did whatever they could to foment discontent and to incite the people against the army and the government. Their ability to do so was due to the government’s inability or unwillingness to rein in the press. Not that the non-socialist press was necessarily better. Only parts of it supported the government in its conduct of the war, and much of it did what it could to undermine them.

Though the war was over, the British blockade still continued. Only in the middle of 1919 was it finally lifted, enabling us to resume our imports and exports. But this happened only to a very limited extent. Partly because of carelessness in August 1914, partly because of enemy action, and partly because no new merchantmen were built during the war, we had lost almost our entire merchant navy.
Much of what we still possessed had to be given away gratis as reparations. In any case the enemy had used the war to steal our overseas markets from us. This caused production to come to a halt and unemployment to soar. The demobilization of the armies, which at the end of the war still numbered several million men, added to the problem. That’s to say nothing of the hundreds of thousands maimed and crippled men who had to be taken care of in one way or another.

Determined to avenge themselves on us, our enemies took large parts of Prussia and Silesia, which had been German for centuries, if not longer, away from the Reich. This caused hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens, who understandably were unwilling to live under Polish (mis)rule, to leave their homes to migrate to the west, where nothing had been done to receive them. Nor did the process of drawing the borders unfold peacefully. Throughout 1919, in many places, volunteer units known variously as Freikorps, or the Black Reichswehr, fought heroically, if ultimately unsuccessfully, to retain the lands in question.

All over Germany, wherever one looked, people shivered and hungered. It goes without saying that I detest that self-appointed artist and filthy pornographer, Georg Grosz. Luckily for him, he left the country in a hurry in 1933, or else I would have had him thrown into a concentration camp! Still I must concede that many of his sketches, which show starving workers, fat, evil-looking capitalists with heaps of money, and made-up prostitutes presented a true, if one-sided and perverted, picture of reality at the time. Much later, I learned that the origins of this misery had been explored in depth by the English economist John Maynard Keynes in his booklet The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919). He could hardly have done a better job.

Political conditions naturally reflected the economic situation. The new Social-Democratic government was unable to resist the Allied demands. So weak were the “statesmen” whom the so-called “Revolution” had brought to power that they signed the famous Kriegsschuld, war-guilt, article under which Germany assumed responsibility for the war. To be sure, history bristles with occasions when the defeated were not only despoiled but humiliated. However, the Kriegsschuld business was something new and unprecedented. Besides preparing the “legal” basis for extracting reparations, it hit straight at the nation’s soul, which, of course, was just what it had been meant to do.

Internally, the political situation was even worse. The Social Democrats, having successfully undermined public order, were unable to reimpose it. Everywhere workers, incited by their often Jewish leaders, spat on officers, tore the epaulets from their shoulders, and beat them up. So bad were conditions that many places were reduced to anarchy. That specifically included Bavaria and Munich, where I was stationed at the time and where the Jews set up a “Soviet Republic.” The stupidity of these people was truly amazing. During the few days the “Republic” lasted its foreign affairs commissar, Franz Lipp, whose record included several stays in mental hospitals, actually declared war on Switzerland. That was done, he explained, because the Swiss had refused to lend him sixty locomotives! At one point I myself, rifle in hand, had to chase away three scoundrels who had come to arrest me in my quarters.

In the end the Reichswehr, assisted by Freikorps units, re-took Munich and exacted a well-deserved vengeance. Eugene Leviné, the Jewish Communist who had led the uprising, was killed. Not so his uncouth right-hand man and fellow Jew, Erich Mühsam. He was arrested, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. But he did not have to stay there for long; in 1924 an amnesty was granted, and he was released. After the Reichstagbrand on 28 February 1933, I had him arrested and sent to a concentration camp where the boys, seeking their revenge, saw to it that he would expire. Good! As these two gentlemen illustrate so nicely, behind each and every one of these problems stood the Jews.
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          A Wonderful Weekend in Wymondham - Pillar Box House   
Curling up with a book next to an open fire after an evening watching the stars from the hot tub is a wonderful way to spend a winters evening. We travelled to Wymondham towards the end of last year for a family break and it was one of the most relaxing getaways I've experienced. To the extent that I've already been looking to book a return trip with Cottages.com for the Easter break.




The rural location was perfect for us as we could enjoy the wildlife and peaceful walks with Spartan each day, pets are welcome to stay at Pillar Box House for no additional fee, yet it was also reasonably close to the beach and attractions there.

The property itself is detached and was like a home from home with all of the essential tools and equipment required, including an incredible stove, for cooking a family feast. There was also a washing machine in case you fancy sorting your laundry before travelling home and if you do wish to share a photo or two online with loved ones (who doesn't like to brag that they are having a wonderful time?) there is wifi available.




Upon pulling up in the driveway and entering the pastel pink building into the reception hall, we were rather shocked by the size of it. At first glance outside it doesn't appear huge but looks are certainly deceiving as there are 4 large bedrooms spread across the first and second floor, a good sized bathroom, plenty of storage space, plus an additional en-suite, shower room and dressing area.

On the ground floor there is a large kitchen diner which opens out onto a pretty patio and garden with furniture and a luxurious lounge area where we spent a lot of time relaxing. It would be ideal for several couples to enjoy together or even a very large family/two families to share - there really is just so much room to explore and it sleeps 8 without getting under anyone's feet.





The Mini Mes shared the twin bedroom which had a beautiful beamed ceiling, like much of the rest of the property, whereas I slept in a cosy double room at the top of the stairs. Being an old building the floors are a little uneven and creaky at times but this added to the feel of Pillar Box House along with the pretty antiques, artwork and traditional decor throughout.

We all felt very relaxed and almost in a world of our own as it was so peaceful.







On the first evening we arrived quite late, coming straight from the school run on a Friday afternoon, so once the fire was lit I began dinner with the groceries we took with us (saucy mascarpone and bacon gnocchi). It was lovely having everything to hand and we also loved the unexpected welcome pack consisting of quality food and drink to devour. Thumbs up for the wine - it's the little touches like this that make such a difference to a holiday. 

We all sat around the beautiful table for a chat before loading the dishwasher, putting our swimwear on and heading outside to the private hot tub. This is one of the main reasons I selected this particular accommodation and it didn't fail to please! It's not overlooked at all and it was easy to control the bubbles and temperature. It was also useful having plastic cups in the kitchen as it meant I didn't have to worry about balancing any glasses outside in the dark.




 There are original features in place, like the narrow staircases, which add so much character to the building. Logs are included to burn in the fire and you can pick up extras at the supermarket just a few minutes away if necessary, although we didn't need to. 

There is a magical reading area in the reception area which reminded me of the library in Beauty and the Beast on a slightly smaller scale, my favourite Disney movie, and also a collection of DVDs, CDs and games in the antique dresser in the lounge which are ideal for rainy days. 

There really is everything you could possibly need available for you.




 We spent the majority of our time at Pillar Box House simply unwinding and escaping the hustle and bustle of work which was wonderful for us. I can't remember the last time when I've really stepped away from the laptop and put my feet up and this was the perfect opportunity to do just that. We did of course explore a little but with such a cosy base to return to we didn't venture that far, just to Great Yarmouth for a couple of hours and around the local fields with the dog.




Prices start from around £500 for 7 nights although you can book 3 nights for a long weekend or a midweek break if you prefer. I would highly recommend a stay here whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or to enjoy the nearby golf and fishing facilities - I would most definitely return for a second stay.


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This episode won't be broadcast at Luxuriamusic.com for months! What's your pleasure? Funk? Soul? Psych? Freakbeat? Oh, it's here, bay-bee! Boiling hot tracks, and some welcome visits from Buffalo Springfield, The Kinks, Gentle Giant, Cannonball Adderley, and more. The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/sp195/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
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In your entire life, you have never encountered an hour of audio exactly like this - and that's an order! Groove thou, unto the UK's legendary Keith Mansfield, Sweden's Tages, Indonesia's AKA, Hungary's Generál, Germany's Su Kramer, Spain's Karlo Y Su Conjunto, France's Pussy Cat, and ... oh my, Northern Soul and FUNK, damn you! This episode won't be broadcast at Luxuriamusic.com for months! The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/sp194/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
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Ear Candy for those equip't with ears! Rapture-Ready! Hot tracks from the US, UK, South Africa, Italy, Nigeria, and Turkey... all in barely under an hour! Holy cow! This episode won't be broadcast at Luxuriamusic.com for months... perhaps years! What's your pleasure? Funk? Latin Soul? Psych? Freakbeat? Oh, it's here, bay-bee! The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/sp193/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
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Newer and chewier! Rapture-Ready! Hot tracks from the US, UK, Brazil, Peru, France, Spain, Italy, Nigeria, Hungary and Turkey... all in barely under an hour! Holy cow! This episode won't be broadcast at Luxuriamusic.com for months! What's your pleasure? Funk? Latin Soul? Psych? Freakbeat? Oh, it's here, bay-bee! The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/sp192/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
          Space Patrol KPM Special   
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From July 2007, this two-hour special on Luxuriamusic.com's Saturday "Space Patrol" show focused on the magical music of the KPM Production Music Library's 1000 Series (aka Green Series). Recorded between 1966 and 1977, you'll hear memorable and classic tracks by killer composers who have only achieved their just due years after the fact, including Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw, David Lindup, Nick Ingman, Les Baxter, Johnny Pearson, Johnny Hawksworth, Syd Dale, Laurie Johnson, and Alan Parker. Also included are phenomenal electronic music compositions by Ron Geesin and Delia Derbyshire, recorded exclusively for that label and for years unavailable to the general public. Download in two, one hour segments to your One True MP3 player and get yo' righteous Groove Thang on... in unwarranted situations. The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/spKPM/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
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The guys discuss coach accountability in MLS, the gentleman's pact in Liga MX and chat with FC Dallas star Kellyn Acosta. Rodolfo Pizarro and Chivas will meet Toluca in the semifinals of the 2017 Clausura, and Tigres will face Tijuana. Chivas are back in the semifinals of the Liga MX playoffs, but they haven't won a series at this stage since the 2006 Apertura. Their opponent, Toluca, hopes to cap its centennial celebrations with a trophy. Tigres, meanwhile, have won six of their past seven games, scoring 21 goals in the process. They will face first-placed Club Tijuana for a spot in the 2017 Clausura final. Here are three storylines to follow as the first legs of the semifinals get underway on Thursday. Pizarro's return a big...
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          El recital ‘Música para beber’, con Luis Santana y Cristina Almeida, el sábado 8 en Valdepeñas   

Viernes, 30 de junio de 2017 - En Ciudad Real

El Museo del Vino de Valdepeñas acogerá el sábado 8 de julio, a partir de las 22:00 horas, el recital ‘Música para beber: Emborráchate de música’ protagonizado por el barítono Luis Santana y la reconocida abogada Cristina Almeida que recitará durante la función poemas y anécdotas, acompañada de Antonio López Serrano al piano.


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 Depuis le début de l’année, les prix au mètre carré s’envolent pour atteindre des niveaux historiques dans de nombreuses grandes villes. France 2 est allée à la recherche des bonnes affaires. Acheter un appartement ou une maison dans une grande ville est devenu un luxe. Et pour cause, les prix ont augmenté en moyenne de 1,5% en France. Dans la capitale, le prix au mètre carré a atteint 8 942 euros au premier semestre, une hausse de plus de 7,7% en un an. Le montant moyen d’un achat est de plus de 446 982 euros pour 51 m². Quelles solutions pour éviter de dépenser ces sommes exorbitantes ? Dans le nord de Paris, au cœur du XVIIe arrondissement, Sylvain Nouallet propose à la vente un appartement de 28 m². Selon l’agent immobilier, les petites imperfections du logis en font une bonne affaire. « Si l’appartement était refait à neuf, vous le payeriez 275 000 euros environ. Or là il est à 245 000 euros« , explique l’agent immobilier. Flairer la bonne affaire, c’est aussi avoir un peu de chance, comme ce propriétaire qui va pouvoir doubler la surface de son appartement grâce aux combles. Philippe Herlin: La bulle immobilière mondiale grossit, prenez vos précautions France: le [...]

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          AEE 299: 4 Topics that You Should NEVER Discuss in a First English Conversation   

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Jessica is the author of Hopeful Disasters where she explores dating in New York City.

She is also an ESL teacher in New York City.

Check out her blog here!

 

When you meet someone for the first time in English, whether it’s a date or just a first-time meeting with a friend or colleague, there are certain topics that you should NEVER discuss.

Today you’ll find out what they are with our favorite AEE dating consultant, Jessica Coyle.

A few weeks ago we talked about what four things you SHOULD talk about on a first date in English or at a first meeting but today we’ll show you what you should avoid.

 

4 Topics to AVOID on a first date or first meeting in English:

  • Politics: You can casually mention your political interests but don’t get drawn into a political debate or discussion. Jessica calls this “quicksand” because you can start to sink and you’ll get stuck and you won’t be able to get out of it. It’s better to bring up this topic once you already know someone well and after you know their triggers well.
  • Age:  You should definitely avoid asking the person their exact age. Also, this means that you should not ask people about their timeline in terms of when they want to get married or have kids. It’s too direct and too intense for a first date or first conversation. You might terrify the person if start asking these questions too early.
  • Religion: You probably have a rough idea of your date’s religion and it will be important later but it’s too personal to get into during a first date. It’s ok to share your own religion if you want to but don’t ask the person directly what their religion is.
  •  Education:  This is tricky. Jessica says that the goal in not asking this question is to avoid coming off as arrogant or judgmental. If you ask the person where they went to school or how many degrees they have, it will be clear that you are fishing for information regarding their intelligence or social status. You might make the other person feel bad if you ask this question. Try to figure out if there is an intellectual connection instead.

 

 

 

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          AEE 296: Never Get to Speak English? How to Solve Your Problem Now   

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Do you feel like you never get a chance to speak English?

Even when you attend an English class or work with an English tutor do you leave the class feeling like you haven’t spoken at all?

If so, then you are not alone.

A lot of students feels this way.

Today we have a guest, Jason Newnum, who is an American English teacher.

He teaches on the italki platform and he is available for lessons now!

Jason has a special class called “Student Speaks, Teacher Listens.”

 

 

Why did Jason create this class?

Jason created this class because when he took Spanish classes he noticed that he was not getting much speaking practice at all.

He felt discouraged and didn’t get much better.

He realized that the same problem was happening with English students.

Jason wants to solve this problem.

 

Why is Jason’s class different?

  • He makes sure that students talk more, about 80% of the time
  • He feels comfortable being quiet, he doesn’t get nervous like other teachers do sometimes when they are nervous so he doesn’t fill that space with meaningless chatter

 

A typical class with Jason:

  • He asks you what’s new with you
  • He gives you a short article or video clip and asks for your opinion
  • He asks great follow-up questions- directly related to YOU and YOUR experiences
  • He writes out your mistakes in the Skype chat box so that you have a record of your mistakes

 

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Jason’s Bio:

Jason Newnum teaches English as a second language, in Bariloche, Argentina, and lives there with his family. Although he received his university degree in Spanish and now lives in a Spanish speaking country, his Argentine wife speaks English and Spanish equally. So it’s difficult to force himself to practice Spanish, when it’s easier to speak English with his wife. So he understands the frustrations of having to force ourselves to practice a foreign language everyday.

 

Do you have this problem with your English class?

Are you planning to try Jason’s class?

If so, let us know when you are going to get started with Jason.


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          AEE 250: 3 Ways to Raise a Bilingual Child with Bilingual Avenue Host Marianna Du Bosq   

How do you raise a bilingual child?

Today, Lindsay chats with Marianna Du Bosq, a bilingual educator who has three ways to help you raise your child to speak more than one language!

 

The benefits of raising a bilingual child are many.  Not only will knowing more than one language open career opportunities for the child when they grow up, research is also finding significant positive cognitive advantages to having a bilingual brain.

 

Marianna believes bilingualism (and even tri-lingualism) is definitely achievable if parents are focused enough.  Here are Marianna’s three main points to focus on:

Expose your children to quality language input.  Read books, or even use audio books.  This way, your child is hearing voices other than those of their parents.

Create a need to use the language. If the child doesn’t have to use the language to get what they want, they’re naturally going to fall back on using the dominant language.  Ask your family members help by only speaking one language or the other.

Keep it fun! Children will be far more involved in the language if they are doing the kinds of things they already love to do.

 

Are you a parent interested in raising bilingual children?

Share your thoughts or experiences in the comments section below!

 

Marianna Du Bosq is a bilingual mother, former bilingual educator, and lifetime language learner.  She is the host of the Bilingual Avenue podcast and blog where she interviews parents and experts raising and teaching multilingual children, and provides an excellent collection of tips and strategies for anyone choosing this journey.

She is originally from Venezuela, has spent the last twenty years in the United States, and is currently on a one year adventure in the Black Forest in Germany with her husband and two year old daughter.

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          AEE 246: Improv Comedy Artist Jessica Coyle Shows You How to Use Your Body to Get More Confident in English   

Can you use your body to learn English?

Today, Lindsay chats with Jessica Coyle about some of the ways the art of improvisational technique can help you use your body to improve your English!

 

Come back to our website to learn more


          Comment on Voice In Mischievous Phone Call Totally Different From Mine – Shettima by Amosun Denies Involvement In "Forged" Audio Chat   
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          Comment on Governor Shettima Admits Being A PDP Member (Audio) by Amosun Denies Involvement In "Forged" Audio Chat   
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          Comment on Shocking! Bobrisky Set To Go Commercial With Snapchat Posts by Bobrisky Rocks Stunning Barbie Looks For US Meet And Greet   
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          AEE 218: Learn 3 Ways to Write Like a Pro in American English from AEE Insider Jay Bethke   

How can you improve your writing in American English?

Come back to allearsenglish.com/218  for additional tips!

Today, Lindsay talks with All Ears English blog writer Jay Bethke about what you can do to be a better writer!

 

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English literature is filled with non-native English speakers who’ve been successful English writers: Joseph Conrad, Vladimir Nabokov, Chinua Achebe, Nurrudin Farah, Salman Rushdie, Haruki Murakami and Roald Dahl, to name a few. They bring a fresh perspective to the English-speaking world, and so their work is powerful.

But nobody is born a great writer. Like with everything else, the more you practice, the better you will be.  Imagination and natural talent are part of it, but they’re not enough for success!

 

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In addition to practice, here are Jay’s top three tips for being a better writer:

  • Read more.  A good writer is a good reader. Reading attunes your mind to the written language and naturally builds vocabulary.  It can also be fun and interesting, so it doesn’t have to feel like work!
  • Strive for beauty with economy. Try to say as much as possible with as few words as possible. Because of the internet, people today often skim rather than read if things are too long.
  • Seek emotional engagement. Find connection to what you’re writing, and think deeply about how to connect it to readers. You’re writing to elicit response in a reader, not to create perfection of text: Connection not perfection!

 

Do you write in English?

 What kind of things do you write?

Tell us all about it in the comments section below!

 

Jay Bethke is a freelance writer, editor and ghost-writer, and was a runner-up for the 2013 International Three Day Novel Contest. He is available as a professional consultant on all kinds of English writing and editing projects, and would be happy to chat with you about questions or resources for writing in English.  Contact Jay at jsbethke@hotmail.com.


          AEE 186: English Anyone Host Drew Badger Shares 3 Unconventional Tips for Fluency   

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Do you want to speak English like a native?

Today we chat with Drew Badger, host of English Anyone, about 3 tips to help you achieve fluency!

We become fluent in our native language by connecting to others. Drew believes we should use the same behavior to get fluent in other languages.  In other words, be a speaker, not just a learner!

 

Come back to our site for links and more info


          AEE 172: Homophones to Push Your English to the Next Level   

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Homophones can be dangerous.

But understanding them can help push your English to the next level.

Today we chat with Tim Torkildson, an ESL blogger who was fired from his job for blogging about homophones!

A homophone is a word that has the same pronunciation as another word, but a different spelling and meaning.  Though not all languages have homophones, English has a lot of them.

Come back to our site to get more details on homophones


          Trial of former Pilot executives could take up to 6 weeks   
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          Liga – FC Barcelone : Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) revient   

Le FC Barcelone a choisi d'activer sa clause de rachat au sujet de l'attaquant international espagnol Gerard Deulofeu (Everton).

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          Cuisinière-garderie - Centre éducatif Les p'tigroux - Niagara Falls, ON   
La cuisinière planifie et élabore les menus et les collations équilibrés, prépare les repas complets, fait les achats et l’entreposage des aliments. Elle est $15 an hour
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          Where's Saddam Hussein When the US Needs Him?   
John Kerry was doing his best "Casablanca" impersonation, pretending to be police Capt. Renault and was just shocked that Egypt is still a brutal military dictatorship despite our newly revived "historic partnership." A day after chatting it up in Cairo on Sunday with now-elected dictator Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, who, Kerry assured the world, "gave me...
          Wimbledon: Billie Jean King on curtsies, fashion and Becker   
As the BBC celebrates 90 years of covering Wimbledon, six-time singles champion Billie Jean King chats to Sue Barker about why she thinks SW19 is "magical".
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          Mechatroniker (m/w) fürs In- und Ausland   
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          Erlebnisbericht Wildsau Dirt Run im Steinbruch 24.06.2017   

2015 bereits fand der Wildsau Dirtrun im Steinbruch der Firma Schraufstädter in Wimpassing an der Leitha statt.

Das war heuer bei ca. 35°C im Schatten nicht unbedingt leichter. Auf der 5km langen Strecke, die buchstäblich über Stock und Stein führt, müssen TeilnehmerInnen Stationen überwinden die kraftraubend und anspruchsvoll sind.

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          Mechatroniker (m/w) für die USA   
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          Crowdfunding: La banque postale rachète KissKissBankBank   
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          What is business doing to foster collaboration   
I was out at a couple of organizations at the end of last week. A common conversation began to spark a question inside of me.

What are we doing to create better collaborators?

There are some great tools out on the market right now that help to develop a good collaborative environment. We are in business state currently that gives the collaboration market the best chance ever. Again though, what are we doing to create better collaborators?

I have seen this trend with e-Mail and other communications components also. We as a corporate industry place technologies in and expect people to use them correctly. I am not talking about finding out where a function is in the right mouse click menu or knowing how to connect to the server when traveling. I am talking about real use. How should someone communicate with e-Mail or IM? How should someone build a team with a collaboration solution? How should someone manage an asset in a content management system?

The last one is interesting because external pressures such as compliance are beginning to spell this out for companies. The sad thing is that for the most part that is the only thing helping the users within the corporation.

I would argue things such as e-Mail have made us worse communicators than before. The terseness of the messages, the ambiguity of the decisions/topics, the needless chit chat, etc... are all examples of how we have de-evolved since having to pick up a phone or have a face to face conversation. Communicating electronically is different and the expectation that someone who can communicate in real life well will be able to communicate electronically well is misguided. Body language, oral pitch, and other physical aspects are all things that go into whether we are good real life communicators. It is a different ball of wax for electronic communication :-) (or should it be =P).

The same is true for collaboration. Just because someone can work on a team in real life does not mean that they can do that electronically. Who teaches users to take advantage of the electronic upsides such as real time status, contextual settings, digital roles, etc... If you have a story of a customer that is doing it right I would love to hear about it (scottprather@msn.com) or post a comment. I am sure it is going on but where I could not tell you.
          When is a message a message?   
I just got done looking at the IBM SameTime 7.5 and the Microsoft Communicator 2007 Betas and am a bit disappointed that neither company has taken advantage of what I see as a big opportunity.

Simply put there is NO difference between e-mail and instant messaging and the first company to realize that is in line to change the model. If you think there is a major difference, ask yourself why e-mail is so easily completely replaced with instant messaging for the younger generation.

There are a couple of boundary functions that each has that has always kept them seperate. E-Mail has always had the asynchronous capabilities along with the archival management (folders, sent, backup, auditing, etc...). IM on the other hand has always had the more real-time aspects of communication such as the ability to transition into a many to many chat instead of those fun back to back e-mail thread you can never follow. IM has also always had precence but we have seen that slipping into all e-mail products out there now, even the web based ones.

There are other differences also but they are at a lower level (e.g. in e-mail you don't need any prior relationship with the user to send them a message but in instant messaging you typically need to be able to discover their contact information prior to sending a message). The ironic thing though is that most instant messaging architectures, or at least any one that has the ability to be federated, is not truely instant. It is a store and forward mechanism much like e-mail anyway.

As for the UI I think it ends up being a mix between the two. I like the lite interface of IM with just my contacts and the list of messages at the bottom. However, I now get about 150-200 im's a day (direct replacement of e-mail) so I could really use an Inbox with some sorting capability.

E-Mail as we know it today will be dead in the next 7-10 years (btw you will find in my blog I will be assertive and I will take any $.07 bet out there ;-)). Users will have either completely switched over to an IM platform because they want a more contextual/less spammish environment or IM will be tossed because it never grew up to include the things like archival, backup and auditing that any kind of Enterprise communication infrastructure needs. I don't think this opens up the messaging market but I do think it will tilt the market either to IBM or Microsoft...whichever gets it first.
          Digital Marketing News: Content Is Still King, Purchases from Email, B2B Tech Influencer Marketing   

Here Are 7 Reasons Why Content is Still King in 2017 [Infographic]
The way content marketing draws attention and helps build genuine relationships with the audience is what sets it apart from other marketing tactics. Smart marketers are using content marketing to approach their target audience in a more subtle way to ensure the customer needs are met while building brand credibility and trust. (Social Media Today)

What Influences Consumers to Purchase From Marketing Emails?
A recent survey conducted of 1,004 consumers who have received marketing emails in the past year reports how the different generations are influenced in their purchase decisions. Consumers are most influenced to make purchases from marketing emails by sales/discounts and brand reputation. (MarketingProfs)

The Rise of Influencer Marketing in B2B Technology
B2B marketing has definitely shifted with new challenges when it comes to influencer marketing in enterprise technology. To better understand these shifts and get actionable solutions, 10 industry experts have weighed in about implementing and scaling influencer marketing. (TraackrClick here for the Influence 2.0 study from today's video!

See How You Stack Up With Inline Competitive Metrics
Six new metrics are available at the campaign, ad group and keyword levels in the main UI and Reports tab in Bing Ads. You can also access these reports via the Bing Ads API. Advertisers can now see how their campaigns, Ad groups and keywords stack up against the competition. (Bing Ads Blog)

Google to Stop Using Information in Gmail to Target Personalized Ads
Google announced that the enterprise version of Gmail and the consumer version will more closely align later this year. Both enterprise and consumer versions of Gmail will not be used to target personalized ads. The ads shown will be based on a user’s settings, including the option to disable personalized ads altogether. (Search Engine Journal)

New Ways to Protect Your Pinterest Account
Pinterest is rolling out a two-factor authentication to everyone in the next few weeks to add security by requiring a verification code every time you log in. You can receive the code via text message, or for added security, download Twilio’s Authy app. If the two-factor authentication is enabled, it works across your entire account on all devices. (Pinterest Blog)

Adobe Is Launching AI-Powered Voice Analytics
Adobe is adding voice analytics to the Adobe Analytics Cloud which will help people better understand how media is consumed via voice-enabled devices. You can track voice usage by intent and add specific parameters and a brand can measure top-of-funnel metrics, as well as trends and patterns at scale over time. (AdWeek)

Messenger Just Added More Fun to Your Video Chats
Facebook Messenger has added new features to video chats. You can now use animated reactions, filters, masks and effects. You can also take pictures of your one-on-one and group video chats and share them with your friends. (Facebook Newsroom)

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          A David Bowie dance opera, Coco Picard chats, the Sugar Ball, and more things to do this weekend   

Whether you want to unwind with wine and jazz or escape from political turmoil with political comedy, there's tons to do in Chicago this July Fourth weekend:


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          We All Bleed Red - A Brigid Guest Post   

There is one word which may serve as a rule of
 practice for all one's life - reciprocity. 
 ~Confucius

They were in the kitchen, Pepper, my dog from childhood, asleep on a rug in the living room.  Mom was drying the last of the dishes while Dad sipped at a cup of coffee as he helped, talking that talk of parents that for kids is equally without interest and yet comforting.  It's not what they are talking about or who (though our ears are always perked up for words like "inoculation" "liver and onions" and "parent-teacher").  It was simply that steady hum that is life continuing as we know it.  It was where Big Bro and I could play on the floor with our small cars and legos under the sheltering shadow of much taller people, listening to their voices without hearing, not knowing that they would give their lives for us, but perhaps sensing it somehow.

Evenings were pretty much always the same, after dinner, we kids would clear the table, Dad would help Mom get things ready to wash and then they'd chat and laugh while the chores were done and we had a little quiet playtime or finished a homework assignment. It was simply an evening at home, the routine of chores, the tick of the clock, the sound of the chime that indicated bedtime, as if the clock cleared its throat like a parent's not so subtle reminder.  All of these simple actions being part of the foundation of family that helped us to hold and protect each other.

Then the phone rang. "It's the hospital",  Mom says, but no one looks anxious.  For it is a call for my Dad, who has a fairly rare blood type, of which some is needed.  He washes up, kisses my Mom and leaves.  He doesn't talk much about it, but over a course of a life, there were many such calls, and pins he proudly wore that showed how many gallons of blood from his veins that found their way to someone in need.  Later, when his medications were such he couldn't donate, he volunteered to be a driver for the local blood bank, collecting the blood they packed in special coolers at this rural gathering point and driving it into the city an hour or so away in his own car to be delivered to the hospital.  He got some sort of small stipend for it, enough to cover gas and a meal,  but that was all.  But that's not why he did it.

It was giving up something of himself, something we all have to give.
I'd like to say I took up the cause but I did not. As a  kid, I thought about being a medical doctor.  I loved science; had no problems dissecting Mr. Toad (though the teacher did NOT buy in on the slightly eaten, glossy lemon drop placed in the abdominal cavity as a "new organ!").  Then came the day I actually had to stick a classmate's finger with a sterilized need in a junior high science class.  Couldn't do it.  I could NOT stick a sharp object into a living thing. I couldn't watch someone else do it. Yet, a lifetime later, I'm reading the barbaric language of injury and affronts, the sights of which would sear the eyeballs of the naive and I regularly work up close and personal with the empty forms of those who have departed this mortal plane, often with violence.

But I still hate needles in living flesh of any kind, and adulthood didn't cure my fear of that. I hate shots.  I'd had enough of them to go visit strange places where the local insects might carry me off.  Then I was not able to donate for some time as I'd visited such places.  As for blood, well, I'd seen way too much of it spilled and I sort of wanted to keep all of mine.

It was just something I knew I should do, but couldn't get past my fear.  I recognized that sort of thinking in women I knew that expressed interest in learning to shoot for self-defense but said they were "afraid", not afraid of the firearm actually, but the unknown.  Like my fear of needles, they create a sort space around their fear, a "blasted heath" like that in Shakespeare's Macbeth, where nothing lives but toads, hot brass, and ghostly warnings.  It takes a life changing event, or perhaps just someone you trust, to get you past that zone to face your fear, where you often find yourself embracing it.
For me it was some folks I trusted with my back, some Marines I worked with.  They'd been stateside long enough they could donate blood again and asked me to go with them.  I thought about it. I could check all the boxes "no" on the form regarding participating in Naked Twister in Calcutta and it was years since I'd consumed fried Guinea Pig in Peru (OK, probably not disqualifying but it should be).  I've been dissed by a CF700 engine, been shot at, eaten battered rodent, had my underwear stolen out of a tent in Africa (don't ask) and been around sploody things that could turn me into a flesh and bone hula skirt.  But I was afraid of needles.

It didn't help that one of the biggest of my posse, a large wall of muscle on legs with a buzz cut, damn near fainted at the start of the procedure.  He said later it didn't hurt, but when the needle went in he went all Tactical Raggedy Andy on us.

But everyone else was fine and he was right, it didn't really hurt, and after they would give me cookies AND juice.  As always I was treated with the utmost of warmth and care and genuinely thanked.  I've got O positive blood.  Folks like me can only receive O blood, where other blood types have more options.  So if it's in short supply someone is going to have a bad day.  So I go back, three or four times a year.
Not everyone can donate, a few (though not many) healthy individuals, can have reactions to it that make them briefly very dizzy and sick.  Others have disqualifying conditions, medications or exposure to people and places that have put them at risk to donate for now. The screening you get with your little mini-physical prior to donating will make it quite clear if you can donate or not now, and even if you can't, you will be thanked for trying and sent on your way with a smile and some cookies.

But I urge you, if you have not donated, consider it.  With the increased numbers of complex treatment such as chemotherapy, organ transplants and heart surgeries, which require large amounts of blood, supplies can get dangerously low.  They may have to fetch 120 units of blood for one liver transplant.
I don't even look away now on the days that bag fills up with that pint. To my eyes,  it's not blood in the sense of bloodshed, of loss.  It's simply the shape of a need being met, filling the bag with a movement like warm molasses, flowing out of my body into that vessel, til it lays full and motionless, a compelling shape, completely without life, yet profoundly full of it.

Somewhere soon, there will be another form, a parent, spouse, daughter, brother, laying in the shadow of a hospital room, listening to the comforting talk of their family around them, without hearing the words.  They wait for that gift of healing. Fighting for that chance to receive it.  Even the most egregiously injured fight, veins coursing with the blood that remains, from which they ARE, and without which, emptied of all but dark sleep, they are NOT.
Any of us could, one day, need blood. We think that as we go about our routine lives that we'll be safe.  We take our vitamins, drive cars with air bags, and don't have an attack of selective Tourettes with the guy with 12  skull and dagger tattoos and the chainsaw that decided he wanted one of our trees for firewood.  But we're not.  Safety, viewed as such, is a lie. The things that we think are safe just those things that we've repeated so many times, so many days, over and over again that the sharp margins have worn away and there's nothing in the conduct of them that says "you know, just because I've done this a hundred times doesn't mean I won't die doing it today."

You may one day be that person in that hospital that needs blood.  So think about it and make that call, bloodmobiles can visit even the smallest of communities and a quick search engine query can find your nearest donation facility.

In my wallet is my Blood Donor Card,  showing my O positive status should I need to be a recipient.  Like my Concealed Carry Card, it's something I bear, not as a burden, but as a way I can protect a life, one small action at a time.

Be safe out there.

 - Brigid
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          Quand Moïse Ekanga sort 400.000 dollars à la FBN Bank pour Lusakweno, c’est sous le prête-nom de Justin Mbalaka   


Des informations commencent à filtrer les banques commerciales locales ciblées selon les instructions du Département du Trésor américain aux banques de l’Union européenne. Il y en a une cité avec certitude, la FBNBank, née sous les cendres de la Banque internationale du crédit -BIC- de l’homme d’affaires rd-congolais Pascal Kinduelo. La FBN Bank est connue comme une plaque tournante de blanchiment et des opérations maffieuses du régime.






Déjà à sa création, un nom très controversé dans les milieux de la finance internationale, celui de Dan Getler comme l’un des principaux actionnaires, si l’actionnaire majoritaire. Le rachat avait été parrainé par Augutstin Katumba Mwanke dont la sœur -sa cousine- avait joué un rôle important dans cette banque. Qui dit Katumba voit Moïse Ekanga que le premier a initié pendant des années à la gestion de toutes les combines financières. Ekanga, c’est l’héritier de Katumba qui a tout hérité de son mentor jusqu’à un penchant quasi maladif pour la discrétion qui fait que presque nul dans le grand public -et même dans les milieux avertis- ne sait que c’est lui le véritable fossoyeur de l’économie rd-congolaise depuis la disparition du grand manitou.






Avec la FBNBank où il loge des comptes en millions de dollars sous des prêtes-noms, Ekanga y fait pour tous les débits d’importants fonds destinés à l’achat des consciences chez les opposants et dans les milieux des députés européens et autres pour le lobbying. Quand il met à la disposition de Christian Lusakweno en compagnie de Madame Candide 400.000 dollars pour graisser à Bruxelles, il y a quelques temps, le chèque porte l’en-tête FBNBank mais la signature n’est la sienne. Elle plutôt celle de Justin Mbalaka, un proche d’Ekanga. De sorte que si vérification il y a, aucun auditeur ne penserait remonter à lui. Quelques semaines auparavant, ce sont 700.000 dollars qui ont été décaissés par la même banque, avec la même signature et pour le même objectif.

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          MO AND JESS KILL SUSIE - E KORE A MURI E HOKIA at Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave - Frighteningly real   

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          Cavs Rumors: Latest Buzz on Paul George Trade, Carmelo Anthony and More   

The tension coming from the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer is, in a word, palpable.

After LeBron James and his defending champs bowed out of the Finals to the new superteam on the block, the front office has to worry about the fact the King might opt out in 2018 and consider his options on the open market.

Of course, having a King around gives the team access to scenarios most teams wouldn't dream about—like pursuing names such as Carmelo Anthony or Paul George.

With free agency about to open, let's step back and look at some of the notable rumblings around the Cavaliers.

         

Buyout Shopping

The Cavaliers haven't done much to negate Golden State's gigantic advantage in the superteam race yet in large part because the front office doesn't have much in the way of assets to sling at other teams.

Forming a juggernaut like the Cavaliers around LeBron has a way of doing that to the team.

Alas, this doesn't mean the Cavaliers won't have options soon. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the team will keep an eye on two potential buyout options—Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony:

Wade is an interesting angle for the Cavaliers to consider because it'd be a throwback to their days with the Miami Heat. The 35-year-old guard just picked up his player option with the Chicago Bulls because it comes in around $24 million.

Still, with Chicago's new direction after shipping away Jimmy Butler and building around Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine, Wade is a bit of an odd fit and might find himself on the market after a little negotiation.

Anthony is an entirely different story.

His New York Knicks just parted ways with president Phil Jackson, though the damage between the team and superstar forward might be irreparable at this point as the front office heads for a rebuild of its own. Given Anthony's no-trade clause, it's hard to see him agreeing to a transaction when he could hit the open market.

Now would be a good time to mention Stephen A. Smith of ESPN reported Anthony would indeed accept a buyout so he could join the Cavaliers.

Viewed in a vacuum, the Cavaliers adding one of Wade or Anthony isn't a bad thing, though neither is a defensive stopper who could better help defend the likes of Kevin Durant.

Such options do exist, though.

             

Quietly Working the Trade Phones

One of the quieter items surrounding the Cavaliers as of late is apparent trade discussions with the San Antonio Spurs.

While this isn't as flashy as the above or what follows below, the Cavaliers chatting with the Spurs about veterans is right in line with what the team actually has to offer via trade.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported the Cavaliers opened a dialogue with the Spurs about veteran guard Danny Green:

Green is an interesting option for Cleveland because he serves two purposes—he'd be a critical depth option and also has a 2018 player option the Cavaliers could hope he declines, freeing up more cap space to use while trying to keep LeBron in town.

Green is 30 years old coming off a season in which he averaged 26.6 minutes and posted 7.3 points. Nothing eye popping here, but a nice way for the Cavaliers to land some affordable depth at the 2, provided San Antonio's asking price isn't too high—and it shouldn't be if the Spurs are intent on shedding cap so they can pursue big-name free agents.

Again, make sure to keep this one in mind. If nothing happens on the buyout market, the odds the Cavaliers hit up the Spurs about this again seem strong.

                 

Banking on PG13 for the Long Haul

By now, the idea of the Indiana Pacers dealing Paul George and his landing with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers seems about as obvious as the Lakers drafting Lonzo Ball.

And we knew Ball and the Lakers coveted one another for years.

The Cavaliers, at least, hope to throw a wrench in these plans. Stein noted recently that the team had found itself involved in talks with the Pacers and Denver Nuggets for George while shipping away Kevin Love.

A third team would indeed help the Cavaliers compensate for a lack of assets. It's hard to imagine he wouldn't want to come to town and play next to LeBron, either. On paper, he'd be the defensive stopper the team desperately needs, sticking on Durant and letting LeBron run wild on the offensive end of the court like he's accustomed.

But what about the long term? If George joins and the Cavaliers don't win a ring, can the front office convince him to sign a long-term deal? Even worse, what if both LeBron and George leave together?

Rest easy—according to USA Today's Sam Amick, who spoke with people close to the situation, George wants to win:

"Hell-bent as he is on signing with the Lakers, George also won't close a window of opportunity. So if the Cavs can convince Pritchard to either take on four-time All-Star forward Kevin Love or send him to a third team in exchange for more suitable assets, then George will play his heart out alongside LeBron James and remain open to the idea of re-signing next summer if James were also to return."

Of course, this isn't a guarantee of anything. The Cavaliers still have to go out and perform after making a franchise-altering deal.

But at the least, fans worried George might be a rental can rest easy and hope LeBron can convince him it's worth sticking in town.

Putting something like that on LeBron's shoulders has a relaxing effect.

         

All stats and info via ESPN.com unless otherwise specified

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          “You Live And Die For Gucci, I Live And Die For People”, Phyno Slam Hard Hushpuppi   

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          Global cyberattack seems intent on havoc, not extortion   
PARIS – A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia's neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said.

While the rogue software used in the attack was configured as extortionate "ransomware," that may have just been a ruse.

"It is clear that this was targeted indiscriminately at Ukrainian businesses, and the Ukrainian government," Jake Williams, president of the security firm Rendition Infosec and a former member of the U.S. National Security Agency's elite cyberwarfare group, said in an online chat. "The 'ransomware' component is just a smokescreen (and a bad one)."

UKRAINE IN PAIN

Although the attack was global in its reach, Ukraine bore the brunt. Computers were disabled at banks, government agencies, energy companies, supermarkets, railways and telecommunications providers. Many of these organizations said they had recovered by Thursday, although some experts suspected that work was incomplete.

"There is still a lot of damage, especially in banks," said Victor Zhora, CEO of the Kiev cybersecurity firm InfoSafe. "ATMS are working (again) but some bank operations are still limited." He estimated damage in "the millions of dollars, perhaps tens of millions."

And that's just in Ukraine. Microsoft said the malware hit at least 64 nations, including Russia, Germany and the United States. "I expect that we will see additional fallout from this is the coming days," said Williams.

In Ukraine, suspicion immediately fell on hackers affiliated with Vladimir Putin's regime, although there is no direct, public evidence tying Russia to the attack. Relations between the two nations have been tense since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Pro-Russian fighters are still battling the government in eastern Ukraine.

Experts have also blamed pro-Russian hackers for major cyberattacks on the Ukrainian power grid in 2015 and 2016, assaults that have turned the eastern European nation into the world's leading cyberwarfare testing ground. A disruptive attack on the nation's voting system ahead of 2014 national elections is also attributed to Russia.

THE MOSCOW CONNECTION

The malicious program, which is known by a variety of names, including NotPetya, initially appeared to be ransomware. Such malware locks up victims' files by encrypting them, then holds them hostage while demanding payment – usually in bitcoin, the hard-to-trace digital currency.

But researchers said the culprits would have been hard-pressed to make money off the scheme. They appear to have relied on a single email address that was blocked almost immediately and a single bitcoin account that collected the relatively puny sum of $10,000.

Firms including Russia's anti-virus Kaspersky Lab, said clues in the code indicate that the program's authors would have been incapable of decrypting the data, further evidence that the ransom demands were a smoke screen.

The timing was intriguing, too. The attack came the same day as the assassination of a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer and a day before a national holiday celebrating the new Ukrainian constitution signed after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

"Everything being said so far does point to Russia being a leading candidate for a suspect in this attack," said Robert M. Lee, CEO of Dragos Inc. an expert who has studied the attacks on Ukraine's power grid.

What's most worrisome and reprehensible, said Lee, is that whoever was behind the attack was unconcerned about the indiscriminate, collateral damage it caused – much of it within Russia itself. That's highly atypical behavior for nation-states.

ACCOUNTING FOR MALWARE

Williams and other researchers said all evidence indicates that NotPetya was introduced via Ukrainian financial software provider MeDoc. It is one of just two companies in the eastern European nation that supplies required tax software, Zhora said.

Security experts believe MeDoc was the unwitting victim of something akin to a "watering-hole attack," where a malicious program surreptitiously planted at a popular destination infects parties that visit. MeDoc's user base is heavily financial – and includes multinational corporations with offices in Ukraine.

NotPetya was cleverly engineered to spread laterally within Windows networks and across the globe via private network connections. Globally, dozens of major corporations and government agencies have been disrupted, including FedEx subsidiary TNT.

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the global companies hit hardest, said Thursday that most of its terminals were running again, though some are operating in a limited way or more slowly than usual.

Problems have been reported across the shippers' global business, from Mobile, Alabama, to Mumbai in India. At Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port, several hundred containers could be seen piled up at just two of more than a dozen yards.

"The vessels are coming, the ships are coming, but they are not able to take the container because all the systems are down," trading and clearing agent Rajeshree Verma said. "We are actually in a fix because of all this."


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          Trump loves to say media companies are 'failing' — here's how they're actually performing   

Trump watching Super BowlReuters/Carlos Barria

President Donald Trump often labels media companies as "failing." He's taken shots at BuzzFeed during press conferences. He's repeatedly pounded on CNN, and particularly enjoyed that network's recent journalism stumble.

And of course, Trump has hammered the MSNBC show "Morning Joe" this week, causing a political firestorm that has stretched across both parties.

If you follow the advertising business, you'd not be surprised to hear that traditional media business models are under a lot of pressure as consumer consumption habits are going through rapid changes driven by technology.

But here's an ongoing question: are the media companies Trump refers to as failing" actually failing? 

Here's a look at how these companies are performing from an audience and financial perspective.

 

"Failing" CNN

Screenshot via CNN

CNN is a frequent Trump target.

But CNN just enjoyed a 39% jump in it ratings for adults aged 25 to 54, reported Variety.

It's true that a few years ago, CNN was really struggling. But lately all of cable news networks have enjoyed a resurgence, as Ad Age's Anthony Crupi noted recently on Twitter.

Performance- 

Nielsen says that CNN averaged over 1 million viewers during prime time during the second quarter of this year.

Financials-

CNN's parent company Time Warner pulled in  $7.74 billion during its most recent quarter, a jump of 5.8% versus last year, reported Deadline. But ad sales were down for the company's cable networks.



'Low rated' 'Morning Joe'

Morning Joe

This week, President Trump has been in attack mode when it comes to the MSNBC show.

Performance-

"Morning Joe" averaged just under 1 million viewers during the second quarter of this year, according to Nielsen. That's up from roughly 600,000 average viewers a year ago and lands MSNBC just behind Fox News in the morning news race, per Nielsen.

Financials-

MSNBC has been on a recent ratings surge, and SNL Kagan says the network will pull in $267.8 million this year, reports Variety. Parent company NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corp., pulled in close to $7.9 billion during the first quarter this year, up 14.7% versus the same period last year, reported the Los Angeles Times.



'Failing New York Times'

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President Trump has frequently referred to the New York Times as "failing."

It's true that at the height of the recession, the Times had to borrow money from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. But recently, the company has seen a surge in subscriptions and scoops thanks in part to Trump. But there's no question newspapers continue to grapple with a declining circulation and print advertising landscape.

Performance-

The Times' website exceeded 94 million unique users in May, per comScore, a jump of 36% from last year. 

Financials-

The Times reported that it now has over 2.2 million digital-only subscribers. However, print ad revenue slipped 18% during its most recent quarter. Overall revenue landed at $399 million in the first quarter, up 5% versus the same period in 2016.



'Failing pile of garbage' Buzzfeed

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At a press conference earlier this year, Trump referred to BuzzFeed as a "failing pile of garbage."

Performance-

According to comScore, BuzzFeed reached over 80.1 million unique users in May, an increase of 8% from the previous year. BuzzFeed has launched several sub-brands on social media platforms, such as the food-focused Tasty–which boasts of nearly 87 million followers on Facebook. Overall the company says it generates 9 billion views a month across all of its distribution outlets.

Financials-

BuzzFeed has received two rounds of investment from NBCUniversal, putting its valuation at $1.5 billion. The company is projecting $350 million in revenue this year, according to Bloomberg.



#AmazonWashingtonPost

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This past week, President Trump took a shot at the Washington Post and Amazon.

 Actually, Amazon doesn't technically own the Washington Post, founder Jeff Bezos does. 

Performance-

The Washington Post's web traffic exceeded 80.7 million unique users in May, up 28% versus the same month in 2016, according to comScore. The media company has produced a number of big scoops this past year.

Financials-

The company does not report its revenue publicly, but according to Politico Washington Post went on a hiring spree following the 2016 election. 



ABC, CBS, other TV networks

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Trump has labeled several other big TV networks as 'failing' though it's not always clear what he's referring to.

Performance-

CBS has one of the top shows on TV in "The Big Bang Theory," while ABC has a long-running hit in "Scandal."

Financials-

While primetime TV ratings continue to shrink, ABC just reported that it was able to achieve high single-digit rate increases during the recently completed "upfront" ad sales period.

Meanwhile, CBS said that its first quarter revenue was $3.34 billion down from $3.59 billion during the same quarter last year when the network aired the Super Bowl.



Vanity Fair "way down, big trouble, dead"

Vanity Fair/Annie Leibovitz

Last year, Vanity Fair posted a scathing review of one of President Trump's restaurants, and he did not like it.

There's no doubt that Vanity Fair is facing a tough market for print advertising. Still, the company reported an immediate jump in business following Trump's tweet.

Performance-

Vanity Fair nabbed 13,000 new subscriptions within 24 hours of Trump's social media response, according to Poynter. The magazine says it reeled in 107,460 new subscribers from December of last year through June, a jump of 365% from the same time period the year prior.

Financials-

Parent company Conde Nast is private and does not report revenue data publicly.



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          Twitch is doing all it can to attract more streamers (AMZN)   

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Amazon’s streaming platform, Twitch, has unveiled a slew of new features for its mobile app, which could help attract more broadcasters and users to its platform, The Verge reports.

The announcement continues a strong year of updates for Twitch — it recently released subscription options and in-stream video game sales for affiliate streamers to help broadcasters monetize. The new updates are expected to be available in July.

Here are a few of the more notable updates:

  • Mobile live streaming. Broadcasters can now stream to their channel from Twitch’s mobile app. This could attract more streamers to Twitch, as the feature provides flexibility, and a more convenient way to create content. This could draw in more viewers if broadcasters begin streaming non-game content with greater frequency. However, broadcasters can’t yet live stream gameplay, which may be discouraging to those interested in the medium.
  • Dark mode. This is a user interface theme that converts the normally white elements of Twitch’s interface to a darker shade. The mode could present a more pleasant viewing experience for users watching in low-light environments, helping to further entice people to binge watch on the platform. In turn, this could boost user engagement and retention. The feature helps differentiate Twitch from YouTube, which doesn’t currently offer a dark mode on its mobile app.
  • Twitch Pulse. Twitch Pulse is a social feed where broadcasters can post content — including text, links, videos, and images — for viewers to engage with. The feed is similar to Twitter, and could help with user retention as it provides content for users to interact with when streams aren’t occurring. Building out Twitch’s mobile app will be crucial for it to stay competitive against other popular social apps, such as Facebook and Snapchat, which have a strong mobile presence with multiple use cases and functionalities, as well as other streaming platforms like YouTube Live.

As Twitch and other streaming platforms grow, one must ask what the future of eSports will look like. How high can it climb? Could it reach the mainstream popularity of baseball or football? How will advertisers be able to reach an audience that does its best to shield itself from advertising?

Robert Elder, research analyst for BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled an unparalleled report on the eSports ecosystem that illuminates the business of eSports from four angles:

  • The gaming nucleus of eSports, including an overview of popular eSport genres and games; the influence of game publishers, and the spectrum of strategies they adopt toward their respective eSport scenes; the role of eSports event producers and the tournaments they operate.
  • The eSports audience profile, its size, global reach, and demographic, psychographic, and behavioral attributes; the underlying factors driving its growth; why they are an attractive target for brands and broadcasters; and the significant audience and commercial crossover with traditional sports.
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          Mat Men Ep. 190 – We Comin’ For You   
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          De geschiedenis van San Michele - Axel Munthe   


Dit boek had al een hele reis achter de rug voor het in mijn handen terecht kwam. Het is voorzien van twee stempels: 'Ministerie van Landsverdediging' en 'Athina Travel'.
Ik kreeg het boek ooit van een collega (zie mijn log 'Dubieuze titels uit een Vlaamse doos') en nu stond het boek stof te vangen in de boekenkast op Kreta.

Het was een beetje een gok, dit boek. Geen achterflap tekst om me door te laten beïnvloeden.
Uiteindelijk gaf de wilde gok prijs. Ik heb genóten van dit boek!

'De geschiedenis van San Michele' is het autobiografische relaas van een arts, genaamd Axel Munthe.
Hij schreef het in 1929, inmiddels met pensioen, bijna blind en teruggekeerd naar Zweden in afwachting van een naderende dood (tenminste dat maakte ik op uit het laatste hoofdstuk). Dat hij zich daarin vergist had mag duidelijk zijn, hij stierf pas in 1949.

In dit boek vertelt hij over zijn gehele carrière als huisarts, met een specialisme in neurologie. Het speelt zich af in het prè-antibiotica tijdperk en de sterfgevallen in zijn boek zijn ontelbaar.
Sommige hoofdstukken gaan over specifieke patiënten. Zo rond 1880 was 'last hebben van je blindedarm' een modeverschijnsel. Massa's mensen (voornamelijk vrouwen) leden eraan. Op feestjes was het normaal dat wanneer men je vroeg hoe het ging je antwoordde: 'niet zo best, mijn blindedarm speelt weer op'.
Met name de nuchtere kijk van Dr Munthe is verfrissend. Hij heeft veel interesse in de relatie tussen psyche en lichamelijk welzijn en realiseert zich dat veel lichamelijke ziekten hun werkelijke oorzaak vinden in hysterie. Ook ziet hij in welke belangrijke rol de arts speelt in het terugkoppelen van medische uitslagen. Zijn motto: vertel een patiënt dat hij nog maar kort te leven heeft en hij zal spoedig overlijden. Vertel een gezond mens dat hij ziek is en hij zal het stellig worden.

Hij heeft een bijzondere interesse in hypnose, maar beklemtoont ook de gevaren ervan. Eén van zijn grootste blunders is wanneer hij een radeloze patiënt door middel van hypnose 'geneest' van homoseksualiteit. De therapie is geslaagd, de man trouwt en al snel is zijn vrouw zwanger.
Krap een jaar later verneemt Dr Munthe dat de man suïcide heeft gepleegd. Hij komt al snel tot de conclusie dat homoseksualiteit geen ziekte is maar een aangeboren geaardheid die men niet moet proberen te 'genezen'. Vooruitstrevend gedachtegoed in zijn tijd.
Op vele vlakken is hij zijn tijd vooruit; Door zijn opinies maakt hij echter naast vrienden en bewonderaars ook vijanden en zelfs stalkers. 

Ieder hoofdstuk in het boek is een avontuur op zich. Hij werkt als arts in oorlogstijd, tijdens een massale cholera plaag in Napels en na een verschrikkelijke aardbeving in Messina.
Hij reist veel. Soms voor zijn plezier, eenmaal als 'lijkenbegeleider' en soms om te vluchten.
Parijs verlaat hij omdat hij zijn rijke, verwende, buitenlandse patienten die enkel aan modeziekten schijnen te lijden niet meer verdraagt. Tevens heeft hij hevig liefdesverdriet, al zullen we er nooit achter komen wie zijn hart brak.
Over zijn beide huwelijken rept hij in zijn autobiografie overigens geen woord. 

Zijn lievelingsplek is Capri. Hier begint en eindigt het boek en wanneer het leven hem te zwaar wordt is dit altijd zijn toevluchtsoord.
Bij zijn eerste bezoek aan Capri is hij nog maar 18 jaar oud. Het is liefde op het eerste gezicht.
Naast zijn interesse in de medische wereld heeft Dr Munthe nog twee andere grote passies: oudheden en de natuur.
Tijdens zijn eerste bezoek op Capri beklimt hij de berg. Tijdens de klim ziet hij overal Romeinse ruïnes. De lokale bewoners noemen het 'de rommel van Tiberus'.
Op een landgoed, bezaaid met deze 'rommel' ontmoet hij de eigenaar, een oude boer.
De opmerking van de boer is tenenkrommend (ik sloeg een gil toen ik het las). Bij het graven op zijn landgoed vindt de boer een ondergrondse ruimte bedekt met rode fresco's. Hij ziet het als een gelukstreffer want hij kan zo'n kelder goed gebruiken. Wel was het verdorie een helse klus om die lelijke fresco's eraf te krabben en te bedekken met cement!
Het zweet breekt uit bij Dr Munthe door deze opmerking en vanaf dat moment heeft hij nog maar één doel: hij zal dit landgoed kopen, de ruïnes beschermen, zoveel mogelijk herstellen en er zijn thuis van maken.

Na jaren sparen (en af en toe nachtmerries bij de gedachte dat de boer inmiddels wel overleden kon zijn en zijn landgoed verdeeld over zijn kinderen) bereikt hij zijn doel en koopt het landgoed.

Zijn villa (de villa van San Michele) is nog steeds te bezoeken op Capri. Het doet nu dienst als museum. Ook zijn villa staat vol met archeologische schatten al geloof ik geen seconde dat hij in het boek eerlijk is over de herkomst daarvan. Een hoofd van Medusa zou hij zelf hebben opgedoken voor de kust en de herkomst van de millennia oude Sfinx die nu op zijn landgoed prijkt kreeg hij van een Romeinse soldaat door in zijn dromen.
Túúrlijk...
Ik vermoed dat Dr Munthe in zijn obsessie voor oudheden geregeld iets 'onwettig' in bezit verkreeg.

Het boek is doorspekt met verhalen over oudheden, delen van mythen, vlagen van dromen, verhalen over patiënten, ziekte, dood en verderf maar ook verhalen over collega artsen, illegale abortussen, artsen die krankzinnig waren in zijn ogen, artsen die fraude plegen.
Zijn liefde voor dieren loopt als een rode draad door het boek.
Wanneer iemand zijn geliefde hond dood trapt gaat hij een duel per geweer aan met de dader, een duel dat hij ternauwenood overleeft.
Op zijn landgoed in Capri bezit hij een halve dierentuin en hij zet zich hevig in voor de rechten van het dier.

'De geschiedenis van San Michele' is een opmerkelijke reis terug in de tijd.
Naar een periode waarin je maar beter geen longontsteking of cholera kon krijgen. Een tijd waarin je bij voorkeur niet krankzinnig moest worden (gezien zijn beschrijvingen van de gestichten) en zowel mensenrechten als dierenrechten een nogal vaag concept waren.
Een tijd waarin reizen naar de andere kant van Europa weken tijd vergde; Treinen, boten, vlotten en vervolgens dagen lang door een bos waden om je bestemming te bereiken was heel normaal.
Dr Munthe beschrijft dit alles vol ironie en zelfspot.

Zelf lijd ik de laatste tijd behoorlijk aan fysieke ongemakken maar ook een flinke dosis hypochondrie.
Ik kan me levendig voorstellen hoe Dr Munthe gereageerd zou hebben wanneer ik patiënt in zijn praktijk was geweest;
'Deze patiënt lijdt duidelijk aan hysterie en heeft een verblijf van enkele maanden rond het Middellandse zeegebied nodig. Ze lijdt niet aan haar blindedarm, ondanks de diagnose van mijn collega arts'.

Dát zou hij zeggen. En geen wóórd meer.

Voor meer info en beeldmateriaal raad ik de facebookgroep aan. Het boek is (Engelstalig) volkomen legaal te downloaden als ebook. 






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          5-Star PG Prospect Javonte Smart Commits to LSU over Kentucky, Kansas, FSU   

Javonte Smart‏, one of the most coveted prospects in the 2018 college basketball recruiting class, announced Friday he's committed to LSU. 

The point guard confirmed his choice of the Tigers on social media:

Smart is a 5-star prospect who ranks as the No. 17 overall recruit in the 2018 class, according to the Scout.com player rankings. He's also listed as the fourth-best point guard and the best player at the position from Louisiana among next year's incoming group.

The Scotlandville Magnet High School star has all the tools to become a high-impact player at the collegiate level and a potential lottery pick. He combines 6'4'' length with smooth ball-handling skills, fearlessness attacking the rim and an improving jump shot.

Last June, he told Kyle Ringo of USA Today High School Sports being ranked so high provided motivation to prove the recruiting services right.

"There is no pressure," Smart said. "You just fuel my fire because a lot of guards try to come at me and they're coming at my head. I've just got to stay focused and keep working and just keep playing good."

He added: "A lot of people are trying to come at me because I'm top. If I wasn't top, I'd do the same. Since I'm supposed to be one of the best point guards, I'm going to keep working like I've never been one of the best point guards."

Nothing that's happened over the past 12 months has changed his status as a top-tier prospect.

Landing one of the best in-state recruits is a major victory for new LSU head coach Will Wade. The former Chattanooga and VCU coach must make securing commitments from players like Smart a common occurrence to get the program back on track after a 10-21 record last season.

Smart should make an immediate impact for the Tigers when he arrives for the 2018-19 campaign. If his development continues at its current rate, he could become a one-and-done college player.

Read more NCAA news on BleacherReport.com


          LA GALLINA MALDONADO   

Pensaba escribir sobre el 11 de septiembre. Sobre esa éPica bastarda que celebra como el nacimiento de un hijo el hecho infortunado de que un ladrón ingresó a nuestra casa –en el supuesto de que Allende hubiera sido eso– y lo aniquilamos con ensañamiento; o sobre esa otra épica, que festina recalcando una verdad incuestionable –el museo de horrores del gobierno militar–, pero que algunos usan para santificarse.

Pero como del 11 se ha hablado ya bastante y el escritor Claudio Maldonado (Curicó, 1977), con quien alguna vez yo hiciera migas literarias, acaba de publicar su tercer libro y primera novela, prefiero referirme a tal. “Piel de gallina” (Ediciones Inubicalistas), es el delirio del profesor Lizardo Melgarejo, un cincuentón anodino que, tras quedar en estado de coma en un accidente escolar, recrea el monstruoso escenario del Colegio de Aplicación Avícola Abelardo Taladriz, donde los educandos son pollos a los que, mediante tácticas constructivistas, se prepara para el buen morir. Sostenedores corrompidos, militares sodomitas, profesores reducidos a la segunda infancia y una sensual y astuta manipuladora de alimentos, entre otros, coexisten con Lizardo, quien desde “el mundo de Allá” viene a hacer un reemplazo y conseguir la ansiada firma para jubilarse. La novela se articula en primera persona, ya hablando Lizardo (en el mundo soñado) o personajes que lo frecuentaron en su pasado terrenal, como sus padres, un compañero de carrera, sus alumnos (en un video chat) y su ex mujer, esta última en un dialecto popular que Maldonado transcribe sagazmente. Y son estos monólogos y diálogos, además de un espléndido relato que hace escarnio del protagonista, lo mejor logrado de esta hilarante sátira, cuyo avance es a veces balbuceante, y que peca de efectismo en su gusto por el esperpento y en su afán por desfondar los límites de la imaginación.
Pero, no obstante ser “Piel de gallina” una celebración del absurdo y una novela del género fantástico, pone en el tapete y de forma original un tema de honda coyuntura: los desaciertos de un modelo educativo que se impuso en un régimen de fuerza, con la connivencia de un dinero muchas veces mal habido y cierta estéril devoción al pragmatismo, y que está en tela de juicio en nuestro Chile actual. Novela de trazas políticas, entonces, esta “Piel de gallina”, que además tiene el mérito –tal vez replicable– de incluir ilustraciones que sin duda la refrescan, es un libro ineludible… como las conmemoraciones del 11 de septiembre.

          Morning News Call - India, June 30   

To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_06302017.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: https://forms.thomsonreuters.com/india-morning/ FACTORS TO WATCH 9:15 am: CDSL Listing ceremony in Mumbai. 11:00 am: Central Bank of India annual shareholders meet in Mumbai. 11:00 am: Singapore Airlines event in Mumbai. 2:30 pm: SpiceJet to launch its first SpiceStyle Store in Gurgaon. 3:30 pm: Earth Sciences Minister Harshvardhan at an event in New Delhi. 3:30 pm: Hindustan Unilever annual shareholders meet in Mumbai. 5:00 pm: India government to release May infrastructure output data in NewDelhi. 5:00 pm: RBI to release weekly foreign exchange data in Mumbai. 6:00 pm: Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan, World Bank Team at an eventin New Delhi. 6:30 pm: RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya, Banks Board Bureau ChairmanVinod Rai at an event in Mumbai. LIVECHAT - WEEKAHEAD Reuters EMEA markets editor Mike Dolan discusses the upcoming week's mainmarket inflection points at 3:30 pm IST. To join the conversation, click on thelink: https://forms.thomsonreuters.com/communities/ INDIA TOP NEWS • Fast forward; GST set to transform face of Indian logistics industry India's greatest tax reform - replacing an array of provincial duties with anationwide goods and services tax - is transforming the logistics industry in acountry where moving stuff around is notoriously difficult to do, executivessay. • IndiGo eyes Air India stake in possible privatisation India's biggest airline, IndiGo, has expressed unsolicited interest inbuying a stake in state-owned Air India, the junior aviation minister said onThursday, a day after the cabinet approved plans to privatise the carrier. • Eris Lifesciences edges lower after $264 million IPO Indian drug maker Eris Lifesciences Ltd's shares swung between gains andlosses in a tepid market debut on Thursday, after raising $263.8 million in aninitial public offering. • Coal India betting big on renewables, says minister Coal India Ltd, the world's largest miner of the dirty fuel, will generate 1gigawatt of renewable electricity this year as part of its plan to produce asmuch as 10 GW clean power in total, a federal minister said on Thursday. • India could raise import taxes on crude, refined veg oils- governmentsource India is likely to raise import duty on refined and crude vegetable oils,like palm and soyoil, as local oilseed prices slumped below the governmentsupport levels, a government official told Reuters on Thursday. • Mutual funds managers need to improve due diligence: SEBI Indian mutual funds need to improve their due diligence before investing incorporate bonds and not rely only on credit ratings given rising concerns aboutpotential defaults, the chairman of the country's capital markets regulator saidon Thursday. • CRISIL Ratings buys 8.9 percent stake in rival CARE for $68 million CRISIL Ltd, majority owned by S&P Global Inc, bought a 8.9 percent stake inrival CARE Ratings for 4.36 billion rupees $67.55 million, expanding into thecountry's ratings business at a time of surging corporate bond issuance. GLOBAL TOP NEWS • China factory growth fastest in 3 months as new orders, output rise China's manufacturing sector expanded at the quickest pace in three monthsin June, buoyed by strong production and new orders, reassuring news forauthorities trying strike a balance between deleveraging and keeping the economyon an even keel. • Trump administration reverses policy on fiancés as travel ban takes effect U.S. President Donald Trump's administration reversed a decision late onThursday as its revised travel ban took effect and said fiancés would beconsidered close family members and therefore allowed to travel to the UnitedStates. • Their fortunes enmeshed, Trump and Putin to hold first meeting next week U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putinnext week at a summit in Germany that brings two world leaders whose politicalfortunes have become intertwined face-to-face for the first time. LOCAL MARKETS OUTLOOK (As reported by NewsRise) • The SGX Nifty Futures were at 9,504.50, little changed from its previousclose. • The Indian rupee will likely fall against the dollar on expectations localshares will follow regional peers lower, as bond yields harden in developednations amid bets interest rates are headed higher in the U.S. and Europe. • Indian government bonds are likely to edge higher today as some banks mayboost debt purchases on the last day of the fiscal first quarter. However, freshsupply of bonds and higher U.S. yields may lead to selling by some investors.The yield on the benchmark 6.79 percent bond maturing in 2027 is likely to tradein a 6.49 percent-6.54 percent band today. GLOBAL MARKETS • Wall Street fell sharply on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and the Dowindustrials suffering their worst daily percentage drops in about six weeks, asa recent decline in technology shares deepened and outweighed strength in bankshares. • Japan's Nikkei share average stumbled to two-week lows morning afterinvestors turned risk-averse as major central banks signalled that the era ofcheap money was coming to an end, which hurt both U.S. and European marketsovernight. • The dollar languished near a nine-month low against a basket ofcurrencies, bogged down by growing expectations of more hawkish monetarypolicies in Europe and Canada and doubts about another U.S. interest rateincrease this year. • Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields rose to six-week highs on Thursday on thelikelihood that central banks in Europe will become less accommodative, beforebonds pared price losses as stocks declined. • Crude oil futures were on track for their biggest weekly gain sincemid-May, ending five weeks of losses with prices underpinned by a decline inU.S. output. • Gold prices steadied, supported by an easing dollar and falling equitieseven as comments from global central banks suggested monetary tightening inEurope and Canada. CLOSE FII INVESTMENTS EQUITIES DEBT PNDF spot 64.56/64.59 June 29 -$176.48 mln $145.75 mln 10-yr bond yield 6.87 Month-to-date $498.85 mln $4.55 bln Year-to-date $8.48 bln $17.99 bln For additional data: India govt bond market volumes Stock market reports Non-deliverable forwards data Corporate debt stories [IN CORPD] Local market closing/intraday levels [IN SNAPSHOT] Monthly inflows [INFLOWS RTRS TABLE IN] ($1 = 64.63 Indian rupees) (Compiled by Benny Thomas in Bengaluru)


          Starting a Divi Training Business with Adam Inlay – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 50   

Hey Divi Nation, welcome to another episode of our podcast and video show. This week I got to sit down and chat with Adam Inlay of AdamInlay.com. Adam is an avid Divi Community member who is very active in the Divi Facebook groups and at WordCamps and Divi Meetups. He’s made an enjoyable, sustainable living […]

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          Comment on Warrior Trading Review – Another Scam or the Real Deal? by Roger   
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          Dieciséis encausados por defraudar a Fomento con la sal para las carreteras   
Después cinco años de exhaustiva investigación, dos de ellos bajo secreto sumarial, la instrucción del sumario por una presunta trama para defraudar al Ministerio de Fomento en el mantenimiento de carreteras estatales de la comarca zamorana de Sanabria entra en su recta final tras acordarse la continuación de diligencias -paso previo a la apertura de juicio oral si así se procede- en las que figuran dieciséis encausados entre los que hay cuatro funcionarios de Fomento y el resto son directivos, titulares y trabajadores de la empresa concesionaria de las obras de conservación de la carretera N-525 y las autovías A-52 Rías Bajas y A-66 Ruta de la Plata en el noroeste. A los encausados se les investiga por un rosario de presuntos delitos entre los que figuran la prevaricación, el cohecho, la estafa, la apropiación indebida, la malversación de caudales públicos, las negociaciones prohibidas a funcionarios, la infidelidad en la custodia de documentos y la pertenencia a una organización criminal, según la información facilitada ayer por el Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Castilla y León. Entre 2006 y 2011 Las diligencias las instruye el Juzgado de Puebla de Sanabria y se refieren a hechos ocurridos entre los años 2006 y 2011. Durante la época de vialidad invernal, supuestamente se habría facturado a Fomento cantidades de sal muy superiores a las realmente adquiridas por la UTE o a las esparcidas en las carreteras. A su vez, presuntamente se habría adquirido sal procedente de Portugal, de desecho de bacaladeras, para extenderla en las carreteras y facturarla como sal de mina o sal marina, de mayor precio. Para ello, uno de los investigados al parecer, habría llegado incluso a constituir una empresa que la facturó como sal de mina o marina. Por otro lado, habrían sido retiradas diversas biondas o barreras de seguridad de las carreteras que pertenecerían al Ministerio de Fomento y que algunos de los investigados presuntamente habrían negociada su venta para ser adquirida por diversas chatarrerías con perjuicio económico para el Ministerio de Fomento. Según la investigación, también habrían sido realizados diversos trabajos en viviendas particulares de funcionarios y trabajadores, presuntamente con cargo al Ministerio de Fomento. Del mismo modo se les habría sufragado diversos gastos como comidas, viajes, estancias en hoteles, asistencias a cursos y espectáculos públicos, compra de diversos regalos, repostajes de gasolina, e incluso el alquiler de un vehículo para uso personal de uno de los investigados. En la investigación judicial, en la que han colaborado la Fiscalía Provincial de Zamora y la Unidad Orgánica de la Policía Judicial de la Guardia Civil, se efectuaron diversos registros para recabar documentación, se elaboraron informes periciales y de la Agencia Tributaria y se tomó declaración a los investigados y a más de cincuenta testigos. La causa comprende catorce tomos principales y una pieza separada que fue transformada en diligencias previas por delitos de estafa, cohecho y falsedad documental en la que figuran como investigados un funcionario del Ministerio de Fomento y otras seis personas. Sobre la causa principal, el Juzgado de Primera Instancia e Instrucción de Puebla de Sanabria acaba de dar traslado a la Fiscalía y a la Abogacía del Estado de una petición para que en el plazo de veinte días, dada la complejidad y extensión de las diligencias, opten por solicitar la apertura del juicio oral y formulen el correspondiente escrito de acusación o bien acuerden el sobreseimiento de la causa. Del mismo modo, el Ministerio Público y el abogado del Estado podrían optar, excepcionalmente, por pedir la práctica de diligencias complementarias antes de concluir la instrucción e iniciar la fase de apertura de juicio oral.
          Trump's aides end all doubt about whose side they'll be on in the next great peace process   
We try to avoid giving the "peace process" too much credibility because it was supposed to deliver Palestinians sovereignty 20 years ago (or 70) and it never has. But recent days have seen several incidents that have dashed any thought that Donald Trump would be neutral or an honest broker. So here we go again. A week ago Jason Greenblatt, Trump's longtime real-estate lawyer and special representative for Middle East peace, went out to Israel and Palestine and spent most of his time on the Israeli side of the equation: sitting shiva with the family of an Israeli police officer allegedly killed by three Palestinians inside occupied Jerusalem and describing that as an act of terrorism - "She was murdered by terrorists." Greenblatt also prayed at the Western Wall and chatted up the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
          249233-2017: France-Rosny-sous-Bois: Cartes pour l'achat de carburant   
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          249169-2017: France-Marseille: Cartes pour l'achat de carburant   
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          О чем угодно на тему фотомира. Вопросы, ответы и пр. | Юмор, анеки и все смешное в картинках № 15   
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          249121-2017: France-Noisy-le-Sec: Cartes pour l'achat de carburant   
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          Chattanooga physician has big plans for her TMA term   
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          Trial of former Pilot executives could take up to 6 weeks   
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          Andy Warhol -  Jerry Schatzberg   
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          249217-2017: Pologne-Bełchatów: Bennes à ordures   
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          Review: Clarendon Royal Hotel Restaurant   
Duck - Pan fried duck breast, confit duck leg croquette, cherry, cherry puree, parsnip puree, twice cooked celeriac, duck sauce - £17.95

On Saturday we had the pleasure of visiting The Clarendon Royal Hotel in Gravesend as we had been invited to try their menu in the hotel restaurant. We both had never been to Gravesend before, so it was a great opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, trying new food along with visiting a new city in the UK.

With catching an earlier and faster train, we had arrived in Gravesend with plenty of time to spare, while strolling around to find the hotel, we had come across the outdoor riverside seating area of the hotel before heading in. While taking a quick look at the menu outside, we were greeted by Steve, who had also mentioned that their summer menu will be released next week.

Baked Camembert to Share with House Bread - £9.95

This was the start of an exemplary journey of customer service. Steve treated us brilliantly throughout, and got chatting not only about the food here, but about things as far removed as the bars of Sheffield and backpacking around Asia. His knowledge of the menu here was comprehensive to say the least, and as always, we went with his recommendations on what to have. 

The baked Camembert starter with caramelised onions was something you can only normally dream about. The cheese was oozing and stringy, and the onions was the perfect compliment to that. All dolloped on top of freshly warm toasted bread and we were on to a winner! We do occasionally like the cheeky purchase of Camembert to have at home, but this one was on another level. 

The bar was now sky high for the main courses, mainly because of the starter, but also because of the description of them given by Steve. It's clear that he knows what's good!

Bawley Bay - A play on a classic fish and chips butter poached hake fillet, driftwood chips, gin vinegar batter pebbles, samphire, clams, peas, tartar sauce - £14.95 

This Bawley Bay is a twist on the classic fish and chips! The ingredients above speak for themselves but every single part of it was immense! The triple cooked chips, edible sand and hake fillet were so divine, and that's just to name a few of the flavours on the plate!

The duck was also incredible, and the duck leg croquette and cherry puree was the perfect kick of flavour needed to compliment the meat. All of our food was also of such good portion size, and as you can imagine after three courses, we were pretty full! But it was still full of quality ingredients and often you find these don't come hand in hand, but here it certainly does.

Eton Mess - Fresh Strawberries, flavoured creams, flavoured meringues, strawberry jelly served with strawberry and cream ice cream - £6.25

On to desserts and of course I, James couldn't resist the chocolate option of the tart - again, dreamy, and Jessica's option of the Eton Mess was also an excellent choice. She's only had it before in a trifle or something of that ilk, so to have it in its classic form was great!

Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart served with berries and clotted cream ice cream - £5.95

As if all of that wasn't enough, we were then invited to head over to the bar for a cocktail each before it was time to get our train back. Opting for particularly boozy drinks, these went down perfectly at the end of the meal. 

Overall we had a pretty much perfect time here, and would fully reccomend it to anyone in the Kent area or anyone looking for a quick trip out from London. We got a train from St Pancras taking just over 20 minutes, and to be fair, we spend that long getting across London on a normal day anyway.

Strawberry & Lime Cider House Rules and Planters Rum Punch

Thanks so much to Steve and everyone at the Clarendon Royal! 

Food: ★★★
Customer service: ★★★★★
Atmosphere: ★★★
Toilets: 


Disclaimer: we were invited to the restaurant to try their menu in exchange for a review. But as always, all our opinions and photos are our own.

          Draymond Green Snapchats the Extra Security Presence to Protect KD in OKC (Video)   
Draymond Green Snapchats the Extra Security Presence to Protect KD in OKC (Video)

          Madonna teases 'Ghosttown' video   

Madonna has issued a preview of her next music video.

The singer is releasing the track 'Ghosttown' as the latest cut from 2015 album 'Rebel Heart'.

A 16-second clip of its video has been premiered on Jay Z's new streaming platform Tidal, which Madonna has a share in.

The US star's last video - for the track 'Living For Live' - was initially given its debut on Snapchat.

However, it later was uploaded to the usual services Vevo and YouTube.

Speaking recently about Tidal - which is co-owned by a host of big music acts - Madonna said:

"If you refer to Tidal as Illuminati, you are paying us the highest of compliments. As I've stated before it is another name for "The Enlightened Ones" a group of scientists, philosophers and artists that emerged after the dark ages. They changed and shaped the world for the better! Do the research and find out for yourself!"

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          Bundespolizei und Zoll ermitteln wegen AfD-Chats   
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          Carsten Kollmus: Vizeum-Manager findet Content von Snapchat, Youtube und Facebook "super spannend"   
Vizeum-Manager Carsten Kollmus im Interview auf den Screenforce Days
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Vizeum-Manager Carsten Kollmus begrüßt, dass US-Techunternehmen wie Facebook, Snapchat und Youtube in die Produktion von eigenem Content einsteigen. "Das finden wir super spannend", sagt er im Video-Interview mit HORIZONT Online auf den Screenforce Days.
          France : BNP Paribas accusée de « complicité de génocide » au Rwanda   
Deux plaintes viennent d'être déposées devant la justice française avec un objectif commun : faire la
lumière sur le rôle de la France dans le génocide des Tutsis au Rwanda. L'une, déposée par trois associations, vise la BNP Paribas ; l'autre, portée par l'association Survie, cible des responsables politiques français en poste à l'époque.
Deux nouveaux fronts judiciaires viennent de s’ouvrir en France dans la bataille mémorielle sur les responsabilités de Paris dans le génocide des Tutsis au Rwanda en 1994. Une première plainte contre X avec constitution de partie civile a été déposée par l’association Survie, ce mercredi 28 juin. Elle vise « les responsables politiques et militaires français » de l’époque soupçonnés d’avoir fourni des armes au régime rwandais, avant et pendant le génocide de 1994.
« Nous avions déjà porté plainte en 2015, mais cette plainte avait été rejetée, au motif, notamment, que des ministres ne peuvent être jugés que par la Cour de Justice de la République. Le Parquet avait alors considéré que la plainte ne visait que les ministres et le président de la République d’alors, mais il y a en fait énormément d’autres responsabilités qui sont à rechercher dans les cabinets ministériels ou chez les responsables militaires », explique Thomas Borrel, porte-parole de Survie. « Cette fois, en nous constituant partie civile, nous espérons bien pousser le Parquet à ouvrir une instruction », pointe-t-il.

Des armes livrées malgré l’embargo

La seconde plainte a été déposée le même jour par Sherpa, le Collectif des parties civiles pour le Rwanda et Ibuka France. Selon ces associations, BNP Paribas se serait rendu coupable de « complicité de génocide, complicités de crimes de guerre et de complicité de crimes contre l’Humanité » en permettant, en plein génocide, le financement de l’achat d’un important stock d’armes par le gouvernement rwandais, alors qu’un embargo avait été décrété par les Nations unies le 17 mai 1994.
Les ONG pointent du doigt la Banque nationale de Paris − devenue depuis la BNP Paribas −, qui selon elles auraient autorisé deux transferts depuis le compte détenu chez elle par la Banque nationale du Rwanda vers un compte au nom de Petrus Willem Ehlers dans la banque suisse UBP. Des fonds qui, selon Sherpa, auraient permis à Théoneste Bagosora – surnommé le « cerveau du génocide » et condamné à 35 ans de prison en appel en 2011 – d’acheter 80 tonnes d’armes, kalachnikovs et munitions, livrées les 16 et 20 juin 1994 à Goma, au Zaïre (actuelle RDC), avant d’être transportées vers le Rwanda voisin. Une livraison confirmée par le colonel Bagosora lors de son procès devant le tribunal international pour le Rwanda, qui a précisé que ces armes avaient servi à « aller donner un coup de main à Kigali ».

Une vente d’arme scellée aux Seychelles

Les transferts visés par la plainte contre BNP Paribas portent sur un montant global de 1,3 millions de dollars (soit l’équivalent de 1,1 millions d’euros). Le bénéficiaire, le Sud-Africain Petrus Willem Ehlers, dirige alors la société Delta Aero qui sert d’intermédiaire dans des ventes d’armes.
La vente d’arme a été finalisée aux Seychelles le 17 juin 1994, entre le vendeur d’armes sud-africain et le colonel rwandais Théoneste Bagosora. Celui-ci, bénéficiant de complicités, fournit un faux certificat de destination finale, afin de contourner l’embargo pesant sur le Rwanda en faisant croire que le contrat a été passé par le Zaïre.
Le simple fait que le montant soit si élevé, en provenance de la Banque nationale du Rwanda, aurait dû, à l’époque, alerter la BNP
« À l’époque, nous étions en plein embargo de l’ONU. Les ordres de virements de la Banque nationale du Rwanda auraient dû être particulièrement surveillés. D’autres banques ont d’ailleurs gelé les fonds de la BNR, notamment la banque Bruxelles Lambert. Le simple fait que le montant soit si élevé, en provenance de la Banque nationale du Rwanda, aurait dû, à l’époque, alerter la BNP », estime Marie-Laure Guislain, directrice du contentieux au sein de Sherpa. Sur la dimension pénale de la plainte, elle précise que la complicité de génocide ne suppose pas « d’intention génocidaire », mais « d’avoir su que l’acte allait servir à la commission d’un génocide ».

Une affaire connue depuis 1995

Pour l’instant, la BNP Paribas ne fait aucun commentaire. « Nous avons appris le dépôt de cette plainte par voie médiatique, nous ne disposons pas des éléments suffisants pour la commenter », se contente de répondre à Jeune Afrique Olivier Durbize, responsable de la communication du géant bancaire français.
L’affaire est pourtant ancienne. « Les questions de trafic d’armes malgré l’embargo ont été levées dès 1995 par Human Rights Watch, ce qui avait débouché sur la mise en place d’une commission d’enquête de l’ONU », souligne Jacques Morel, auteur de La France au cœur du génocide des Tutsi (éd. L’Esprit frappeur). Les deux versements visés par la plainte contre BNP Paribas, tout comme le nom de l’intermédiaire sud-africain, figurent d’ailleurs en toutes lettres dans le rapport de la Commission internationale d’enquête des Nations unies sur les livraisons d’armes illicites dans la région des Grands Lacs, remis en 1998 à Kofi Annan. À l’époque, la commission avait noté que le ministère français des Affaires étrangères, sollicité sur ce dossier, n’avait pas donné suite.

Une offensive pas concertée

Ces deux plaintes déposées à Paris interviennent alors que la revue XXI vient tout juste de publier un témoignage inédit sur la livraison d’armes au régime génocidaire rwandais par la France. « Au cours de l’opération Turquoise, ordre avait été donné de réarmer les Hutus qui franchissaient la frontière », y affirme notamment un haut fonctionnaire français qui a eu accès aux archives classées secret défense. « J’ai reçu l’instruction de charger les conteneurs d’armes sur ces camions, qui les ont emmenés ensuite au Zaïre pour les remettre aux forces gouvernementales rwandaises», déclarait déjà à Jeune Afrique, en avril 2014, un officier français, Guillaume Ancel, qui était capitaine au sein de l’opération Turquoise.
Les différents protagonistes assurent que l’initiative n’a pas été coordonnée. « Nous n’avons appris la volonté de Sherpa de déposer plainte contre BNP Paribas qu’en début de semaine », explique ainsi Thomas Borrel. Du côté de Sherpa, on assure également que la coïncidence n’est pas calculée. « Ce que cette plainte veut aussi montrer aux nouveaux élus, c’est l’importance de la loi sur le devoir de vigilance », insiste Marie-Laure Guislain, de Sherpa. Quelques semaines seulement après son arrivée à l’Élysée, Emmanuel Macron est désormais prévenu : les plaies laissées béantes en France par le génocide des Tutsis au Rwanda ne sont pas encore refermées.
Source: Jeune Afrique



          ENQUÊTE: PROCÈS SUR BIEN MAL ACQUIS: L'ONG SHERPA, N'EST PAS CE QUE LES "PANAFRICANISTES" NOUS FONT CROIRE. vient de traduire en justice, une des grandes Banques françaises. Voici pourquoi?   
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SHERPA, N'EST PAS CE QUE LES "PANAFRICANISTES" NOUS FONT CROIRE.
SHERPA, association luttant contre les crimes économiques, vient de traduire en justice, une des grandes banques françaises, pour complicité de génocide au Rwanda. Cette banque aurait, pendant le génocide contre les tutsi, financé les achats d'armes qui ont permis de massacrer les Tutsi et les Hutu modérés, alors que le Rwanda fût en ce temps là sous embargo
C'est le lieu d'envoyer un camouflet à ceux qui intoxiquent les africains, que cette ONG, qui fait saisir les Biens de certains dirigeants africains seraient le bras armé de l'Etat français. Ces manipulateurs des consciences, oublient de dire, que SHERPA a plus de dossiers contre la France que ceux des africains. Quelques exemples :
SHERPA poursuit Sarkozy pour financement illicite venant de Lybie .
SHERPA poursuit TOTAL, pour des malversations financières en Birmanie.
SHERPA poursuit Bollore pour exploitation des ouvriers au Cameroun.
SHERPA poursuit le cimentier LAFARGE, pour financement de terrorisme en Syrie. ....etc.
Organiser les tables rondes rien que pour faire croire que C est l'Etat Français qui veut nuire à Obiang, Bongo, et Sassou, relève d'une malhonnête intellectuelle.
Par  Jules Marie Kemajou



          Facebook passe la barre des deux milliards d’utilisateurs   
Mark Zuckerberg a fondé Facebook en 2004.
Le plus grand réseau social du monde a atteint mardi un nombre inégalé d’utilisateurs actifs par mois. En France, les chiffres les plus récents font état de 33 millions d’utilisateurs actifs par mois.

Deux milliards : c’est le nombre d’utilisateurs actifs que revendique, mardi 27 juin, Facebook. Un chiffre astronomique, comparé à la population mondiale, évaluée à 7,4 milliards de personnes. Concrètement, un utilisateur actif est un utilisateur qui se connecte au moins une fois par mois sur le plus grand réseau social du monde, lancé en 2004 par un étudiant d’Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg. En France, les chiffres les plus récents, datant du mois dernier, font état de 33 millions d’utilisateurs actifs par mois, 25 millions par jour.

Conçu comme un réseau social pour les étudiants de Harvard, « The Facebook » – comme il s’appelait initialement – s’est rapidement étendu à d’autres universités, atteignant un million d’utilisateurs l’année même de sa création. Deux ans plus tard, Facebook, qui a abandonné son « The », est rendu accessible à tous les internautes, le début d’une expansion phénoménale : en 2010, le réseau social compte 500 millions d’utilisateurs, avant de passer la barre du milliard d’utilisateurs en 2012.
Le site multiplie les innovations qui feront son succès : introduction du « poke », qui permet de faire signe à un ami, du « mur », qui permet de suivre l’actualité de ses contacts, du « like », qui permet de marquer son intérêt pour une publication. Au point d’être devenu un symbole célèbre tout autour du monde.

Le cinquième homme le plus riche au monde

Alors que le nombre d’utilisateurs grandit, l’entreprise également : introduite en Bourse en 2012, elle compte aujourd’hui plus de 18 000 employés avec des bureaux dans une cinquantaine de villes à travers le monde. C’est que Facebook n’est plus uniquement Facebook : au fil des années, l’entreprise a absorbé d’autres entreprises et services, comme l’application Instagram, la messagerie WhatsApp ou encore Oculus, à l’origine du casque de réalité virtuelle Rift. Facebook rachète et copie les innovations des autres services à succès : la vidéo en direct de Periscope, par exemple, les hashtags de Twitter ou encore les fonctionnalités de l’application Snapchat, très prisée des adolescents.
Il n’est donc pas étonnant qu’en treize ans d’existence Facebook ait fait la fortune de son fondateur, Mark Zuckerberg, devenu le cinquième homme le plus riche du monde, à seulement 33 ans, selon le dernier classement Forbes. Certains observateurs le soupçonnent même d’ambitions politiques, l’homme se positionnant publiquement de plus en plus régulièrement sur de grands sujets de société.
Petit à petit, le service s’est imposé dans le quotidien de 2 milliards d’utilisateurs, au point de devenir un acteur de la société dont l’influence surprend et inquiète parfois. C’est vers Facebook que les internautes se tournent désormais pour donner de leurs nouvelles, discuter avec leurs proches, s’informer, organiser leurs soirées, mais aussi signaler qu’ils sont bien en vie, depuis la vague d’attentats qui frappe les pays occidentaux.

Une image sérieusement écornée

Le tout en produisant chaque mois des milliards de données personnelles : textes, photos, vidéos, « likes », qui sont collectés, analysés et exploités par le réseau social pour mieux vendre de la publicité et se monétiser. Ce qui a commencé à susciter des inquiétudes parmi les utilisateurs, et des réticences parmi ceux qui se refusent toujours à s’inscrire sur le réseau social, le jugeant trop instrusif. Facebook a d’ailleurs été épinglé à plusieurs reprises par les autorités de protection des données personnelles, comme la CNIL française, pour avoir enfreint certaines règles en la matière.
Mais le réseau social doit affronter depuis plusieurs mois d’autres critiques, encore plus féroces, venant à la fois des utilisateurs et des Etats. L’image du sympathique réseau social a été sérieusement écornée par la prolifération de contenus de propagande terroriste sur la plateforme. Malgré sa politique de modération – ces contenus sont interdits, et si les internautes les signalent, Facebook promet de les supprimer – de nombreuses publications de toute évidence illicites ne sont jamais censurées, ou tardent à l’être.
Plusieurs gouvernements, notamment en France, en Allemagne et au Royaume-Uni, ont fini par hausser le ton, menaçant parfois de légiférer afin de pouvoir infliger de lourdes sanctions en cas de modération trop laxiste. La difficile question de la modération s’est aussi compliquée avec l’introduction des vidéos en direct, qui ont parfois servi à montrer des meurtres ou des suicides, sans que Facebook n’intervienne.
L’entreprise a aussi été attaqué de toute parts aprè la victoire de Donald Trump : des fausses informations circulant sur le réseau social, dévalorisant son adversaire, y ont été partagées des centaines de millions de fois. Alors que l’influence du réseau social n’a jamais été aussi grande, elle semble parfois lui échapper. Aujourd’hui, Facebook doit plus que jamais faire face à ses responsabilités.

Source: lemonde.fr


          AND It's AUGUST!!!   
Last month of the service year. This year it is starting on a Monday..so new week, new month!

Looking forward to August chatter, but it is late and I need to get to bed tonight. See you all tomorrow!

Happy August!
          Tom Holland is so chatty Marvel won’t let him see the Infinity War script   

Marvel Studios has become notorious for keeping plot points tightly hidden for future films — and sometimes — that means actually hiding them from the stars themselves. For a chatty guy like Tom Holland, that apparently means he finds out the plot twists a bit late in the game.


          June Doin's   
Boy, that looks funny to me. I have been mulling over titles and went back through all the pages/threads of this team...even found where there was a vote for a name change!

We've been changing the discussion thread every month...a practice begun when many folks still had only access to dial-up. I don't know if that is the situation for anyone now..but for the dial-up connections, a new thread gave less stuff to be loaded each time they signed in.

Since we seem to chat...
          October Oopsy Chat   
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A little over 1/3 of the month is behind us already but we're still moving the general chat into this thread.

For details regarding Asta's "silence" (aka, her secret island trip) 211 you'll have to go back to September's thread. Unless she opts to repost it here (hint, hint)

Not going to say much more at the moment just so I can get this posted! 246

Andee


          Joys of June   
Getting a June chat going....

Know we are all super busy.

Our convention is the 20-22 this month so we're already into the invitation work...

what about you?

andee
          JAY-Z – Bam lyrics   

Now greetings to the world Gangsta no live in a tenement yard Rude boy no live in a tenement yard Too much watchy, watchy, watchy Too much su, su, su, su, su Them chatty, chatty, ...

          Woman dies after ‘throat was slit’ at Dockside shopping centre in Chatham   
– Woman dies after ‘throat was slit’ at Dockside shopping centre in Chatham * * * PayPal: Donate in USD PayPal: Donate in EUR PayPal: Donate in GBP
          And you must CHOOSE LIFE in 2013   
Well, I am surprised noone has started a new month, new year thread. I was just chatting with someone who is struggling with all those little steps that we make each day. In my effort to offer encouragement, I spoke of how each day we make many little choices...and the culmination of those choices is our success or failure each day. Then I quoted part of Deuteronomy 30:19 making a non spiritual application.

Jehovah gave us the gift of life and a body in which to live. He expe...
          Lingerie Model Shames Man Who Sends Her Unsolicited Nude Pic By Forwarding It To His Mom   
Rebecca McGregor had grown frustrated with the number of unwanted x-rated pictures of men that were sent to her on a daily basis. Earlier this month the 21-year-old lingerie model and photographer decided to do something about it and found one of the perpetrator's mothers on Facebook, forwarding the picture. Along with the explicit picture of her son, McGregor sent a curt message: "I think you need to have a chat with your son on how to approach women."  She subsequently posted her revenge on Facebook. 
          The Weekend Chat: SNES Must-Haves    
ActRaiser? Chrono Trigger? What’re your faves that should have been in the SNES Classic’s library?
          October Stop N' Chat   
Hey Girls! Wow, I'm sorry I've been so MIA lately. I've had a house full of company AND Riley confiscated my computer monitor for a few days while he was needing it to help him repair a sister's computer here at home.

Anyway.....So glad you made your trip safely, Carol. I hope you have a great time and take care not to wear yourself out too much.

Melly, have a great time in Astoria. I love that little town, been there MANY times. My uncle used to live there when I w...
          Mécontent d'un achat, il faut le dire vite   
(AFP) - Si l'on ne proteste pas rapidement en prenant possession de ce que l'on a acheté, il devient plus difficile ensuite de soutenir que l'objet livré n'est pas l'objet convenu.La Cour de cassation rappelle aussi que l'on est censé avoir admis les non-conformités de l'objet qui étaient apparentes. Lors d'un achat, la "délivrance" est l'obligation du vendeur. Il doit, dans le délai convenu, livrer l'objet convenu. Ce vendeur n'est donc pas...
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          Joyful June Jabber   
Hey, I made sure jabber meant chatter before I used it. 20

Let's keep on chatting away as spring turns into summer.
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           Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon   
Cartoon by Clay Bennett TITLE: Clay Bennett editorial cartoon
PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 30 Jun 2017


          Meaningful May Meeting Place   
I always forget to start the new month off on the correct day, and since Honey unknowingly reminded me that tomorrow is the first day of May, I thought I'd get the conversation header started. Please continue to chat on the April thread until tomorrow, whenever tomorrow occurs in your part of the world.
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          April Daily Stop N' Chat   
HI EVERYONE! HAPPY APRIL!

Come and check in here for daily encouragement!

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          Marvelous March Conversation   
I couldn't think of a word for conversation/chat that begins with M. So Marvelous March Conversation it will be.

Let's chat!
          Fun February Chat   
I thought that I would start the Feb. topic. Sorry I could not think up something special...I'm to brain dead.

Happy February everyone!
          ALT Learning Spaces SIG meeting   

This first ALT Learning Spaces SIG Summer meeting will be hosted at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam.

Please come along to meet colleagues with a keen interest in Learning Spaces, both theory and practice. We'll be having discussions, chats, a presentation or two, and tours of both universities' most interesting and new learning spaces.

To register for the event, please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alt-learning-spaces-sig-summer-meeting-tickets-35458080072.

More info about the venue: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/diamond

When: 28 Jul 2017 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Where: The Diamond Leavygreave Road Sheffield, S3 7RD United Kingdom
          Deze baby gaat helemaal los op Led Zeppelin   

Geen Samson of K3 voor deze jongedame, want voor haar mag het best wel iets meer zijn. Deze New Yorkse baby verkiest de muziek van Led Zeppelin om op te dansen, en het is ongelofelijk schattig.


          Zo bevalt een panda: nieuwe schattige tweeling geboren in Chinees dierenpark   

Een geboorte van een babypanda van dichtbij bekijken is iets heel unieks. Maar de beelden van een camera in het dierenpark van Chengdu, in het zuidwesten van China, tonen nu ook duidelijk aan de wereld hoe dat gebeurt. En dat zorgt voor opmerkelijke beelden.


          Dean Edward Hines Co., LPA – Tax Attorney in Dayton Ohio Launches New Live Chat Feature   
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          WP Chatbull   
Now chat with your website visitors with WP ChatBull. This is a perfect fit for Small Business for both who sell products and services.
          Discussion: Active Use of Mobile, Data and Engagement   
Mobile is necessary, but it is also aspirational. And is the epitome of omnichannel. Some of our attendees discuss their experiences using Snapchat to deliver a greater experience using branded geo-filters that enable them to share personalized offers down the road and increase conversion and loyalty. Combining the best of digital innovation and physical store … Continue reading Discussion: Active Use of Mobile, Data and Engagement
          ¡Al fin! WhatsApp dará 5 minutos de gracia para anular mensajes   
Borrar un mensaje. Una acción simple no obstante tan deseada que parece digna de su superhéroe. Para todos aquellos acostumbrados a mandar msjes al chat(irc) equivocado o a escribir no en el mejor de los estados, tenemos una enorme noticia: ...
          Women Fighting the Good Fight... the Bolshevik-Tards, Here They Come   
Late night big ole yowls,dearest and summer-dancing KitKats ... so, most of the news-info below is from a week or so past ... time flies way too fast, and this Big Cat just can't keep up at all.

WHAT SHE CAN SAY: THE TIME OF THE EVILDOER IS UP. THE TIME OF DIVINE JUDGMENT IS HERE. LIKE DOMINOS, YOU WILL FALL, YOUR DESPICABLE CRIMES ARE REVEALED TO ALL. ANY REPREHENSIBLE ACT YOU ATTEMPT AGAINST ANOTHER, AGAINST HUMANITY WILL ONLY BACKFIRE ON YOU IMMEDIATELY. 

~~~~~~

END THE FED BEFORE THE ENDS OUR ECONOMY AND ENSLAVES *WE THE PEOPLE*. 


AT LEAST, MR. PITT IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO EXPOSE PEDO-HOLLYWOOD. THANK YOU! 

THE 1967 WARNING AGAINST THE ROTHSCHILD INFILTRATION 


June 27, 2017

Stunning 1967 Dissertation Warns Infiltration of Rothschild Luciferians in US Government 2


Between 1967 and 1968 Myron Fagan recorded three LP records: The Illuminati and the Council on Foreign Relations.  The dissertations document the activities of the house of Rothschild were  produced byAnthony J. Hilder – an American activist, author, film maker, talk show host, broadcaster and former actor.
This stunning recording from 1967 speaks to the very problems we face today, including Fake News, government corruption, the Corrupt United Nations and infiltration of a Luciferian Rothschild cult who may have gained irreversible control of the US government.
https://chemtrailsplanet.net/2017/06/27/stunning-1967-dissertation-warns-infiltration-of-rothschild-luciferians-in-us-government

HELL, AT LEAST THEY'RE OUTDOORS ACTUALLY EXERCISING... 

THE BRUTAL REALITY WE FACE AS AMERICANS...DO ALL YOU CAN TO PEACEFULLY PREVENT THIS *DIVIDE AND CONQUER* HORROR SOROS AND MINIONS ARE FOMENTING AGAINST WE THE PEOPLE. 






HEROINE, LAURA LOOMER...THE WOMEN WARRIORS RISE UP! 

https://www.infowars.com/journalist-shuts-down-trump-assassination-play

JOURNALIST SHUTS DOWN TRUMP ASSASSINATION PLAY

"Stop liberal violence!" Journalist screams

A conservative journalist interrupted the Trump assassination play in Central Park, N.Y., on Friday, only two days after the politically-motivated shooting of Republican lawmakers.
Laura Loomer of Rebel Media was arrested after rushing the stage, yelling that the production promoted violence against President Trump and his supporters.
The play, which is sponsored by Time Warner and the New York Times, features a Trump-lookalike who is violently assassinated in the same manner as Julius Caesar.



THIS IS ONE VERY BRAVE WOMAN, KUDOS TO HER!!! 






THE INCREDIBLY BRAVE HEROINE, MONIKA WESOLOWSKI ... MAY SHE BE PROTECTED IN EVERY DIVINE WAY 

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/06/17/breaking-whistleblower-says-deep-state-in-control-of-state-department-ongoing-child-trafficking-cover-up-at-st-dept

Breaking: Whistleblower Says Deep State in Control of State Department : Ongoing Child-Trafficking Cover-Up at St. Dept.


Did you know that at the State Department they have an exorbitantly paid employee, of Middle East background, who is in charge of the sex-trafficking brochures for the State Department? Did you know that same person refuses to cover this issue as domestic issue? This plays right into the hands of the Deep State cover-up of their child-sex-trafficking practices at the highest levels of government? This is tantamount to overtly supporting and covering up child-sex-trafficking and the State Department is the willing accomplice. Did you also know that the State Department has 3 men, led by Deep State minion and close Obama ally, Larry Palmer, who controls all information coming in and out of the State Department and they control the FOIA’s for the State Department as well.
State Department employee, Monika Wesolowski, has been unduly harassed and has had her life threatened for trying to expose traitors and overt practices of treason and sedition by State Department employees who are aligned with the Deep State motives and objectives. The following is an interview I conducted with Monika followed by objective, hard proof of the claims made by this whistleblower.
Unlike a lot of sources,this interview names the names of the guilty.

Monika “Begs” for Protection and Nobody From the State Department Will Help

Monika has begged for protection from the death threats, violent attacks and constant harassment. As recently as last Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Monika took the issue to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s aides. As of the date of this publication, she has not heard back on this critical issue. I want to put the State Department on notice, you do not wait 5 days to investigate these kinds of allegations when someone’s life is in danger. This is an example of intentional/unintentional depraved indifference to the safety of of State Department employee, Monika Wesolowski (see the email communications at the bottom of the page).
Previously, on The Common Sense Show,  I documented, with pictures, government vehicles that have stalked and harassed Monika. The Fairfax, VA. police have told Monika that it is not safer to go home and they cannot protect her.
More recently, Monika has had animals poisoned to death. She, herself, has had to be treated for poisoning, some of which was uranium related. When I recently tried to interview Monika by Skype, ourcommunications were blocked for hours. Simultaneously, our cell phone communications were blocked as well. Here home has been invaded when she is not home. She was boxed in by two Muslim men, at the carwash, and stayed near until she called the police. This woman is the Deep State posterchild for political and personal harassment. In the following emails, please note the reference to CHILD-SEX-TRAFFICKING. I further want it to be known that Liz Crokin discovered a connection between the Virginia Shooter baseball practice shooter and child-sex-trafficking and that the primary shooting victim, Rep. Scalise had just sponsored a child-sex-trafficking bill eight days prior to being shot. This is no coincidence, the Deep State strikes again.
Monika has backed out of previous interviews because she is in fear of her life. I have convinced her that if you are going to be on the list, you better be on top of the list. Because I know the fate of Breitbart and Hastings, I have shared this information with other journalistic outlets who are going to cover this case and we are going to turn up the heat significantly.
I want to remind everyone, that in several earlier publications, I have tapped into two unnamed sources, one from the FBI and one from the State Department and was told that there is a Deep State purge underway. Monika confirms the assertion as her office is “like a morgue, people have either left or people have cleared out their desks and are awaiting their departure”.

Crickets Chirping

After numerous instances of being harassed and attacked, she reached out to Secretary Tillerson’s office, but to no avail. Here are the unanswered communications:
From: Wesolowski, Monika
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:39 PM
To: Peterlin, Margaret JA
Cc: Kenna, Lisa D
Subject: RE: Personal and Confidential
Ms. Peterlin and Ms. Kenna,
The issue goes back deeper into 2013 and child trafficking. I have not seen my eight year old son in a year . I worry for his safety and mine. It is imperative I speak to you in person, I will not speak to anyone outside of Mr. Tillerson’s close administration for fear for my life and that of my son’s. Thank you for speaking to me on the phone. I have been wanting to send this email for several months but afraid to.
Monika A. Wesolowski
Visual Information Specialist
United States Department of State
Global Publishing Solutions (A/GIS/GPS)
Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx voicemail
Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx direct

UNCLASSIFIED
From: Wesolowski, Monika
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:50 PM
To: Peterlin, Margaret JA
Cc: Kenna, Lisa D
Subject: Personal and Confidential
Importance: High
Dear Ms. Peterlin,
I proudly attended Secretary of State Tillerson’s swearing in ceremony and have faith that he will be successful at the State Department. I would like to arrange a meeting with your office with the Secretary of State Mr. Rex Tillerson. It is imperative I speak to Mr. Tillerson. I do not feel safe at my office or at home, I have been under constant attack. I have had things happen to my family, myself, and in the office that I cannot talk about in email. I feel my life and health, as well as that of my family and those close to me, is in danger because of where I work and the people I work with, and their connections. I do not know who to trust and cannot trust Diplomatic Security here at DOS, my coworkers or upper management, especially not Ambassador Palmer, who is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Information Services. I was informed by my HR that Ambassador Palmer pushed for the Hatch Act for my having a photograph and items of President Trump in my cubicle after the election. The situation at work has been hostile and I have been harassed. Please let me know if you could speak with me or arrange a meeting with the Secretary. Please expect a call regarding this email just to verify.
Thank you kindly,
Monika A. Wesolowski
Visual Information Specialist
United States Department of State
Global Publishing Solutions (A/GIS/GPS)
Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx voicemail
Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx direct

 Conclusion

 I believe Monika’s best protection is the light of day. On that note, I would ask that all forward this article to your contact list. Secondly, if Tillerson’s office will not respond to this grave situation, then I would ask that everyone send this article to President Trump AND Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Finally, we need to keep the heat on this issue.


OBUMMER CARE... ONE MASSIVE CON GAME ... AND YOU'RE THE SUCKER





WILL THIS STOP THE CLINTONISTA/DNC BODY COUNT??? SO, THE JUDGE REFUSED TO PROTECT THESE WITNESSES ... IF ANYONE IS HARMED/MURDERED, THE BLOOD WILL BE ON HER HANDS. 




GOVERNOR MOONBEAM GOES FULL-TILT COMMIE LUNATIC ... CALIFORNIANS, YOU HAVE THREE CHOICES: RISE AND SAVE YOURSELVES, LEAVE THE GOLDEN STATE, OR BE SACRIFICED ON THE ALTAR OF SATANIC INSANITY 





YEAH, AT LEAST, CALIFORNIA IS SAYING MONSATANO'S ROUNDUP/GLYSOPHATE IS CANCER-CAUSING
Neil deGrasse Tyson now pushing Monsanto propaganda alongside wife abuser and convicted felon
Mike Adams
Why am I not surprised? Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has become a mouthpiece for the GMO and chemical agricultural industries that poison the global food supply, is narrating a new documentary called "Food Evolution."
The film pushes the same pro-GMO propaganda as a violent wife abuser who used to write for Forbes. Another fake science front group -- the ACSH -- appears in the film and is run by a convincted medical fraud FELON who spent years in prison (and now runs biotech propaganda campaigns for a living).
Neil deGrasse Tyson has become a shameful betrayor of humanity and nature and an insult to real science.
THE QUAKES ARE STILL SHAKING, RATTLING, ROLLING MOTHER EARTH ... THIS IS JUST ONE RECENT EXAMPLE 


HERE IT IS, PROOF OF HOW THE AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY [THE BOOK] WORKS. 


AIN'T THIS GREAT, LYING AI ROBOTS, ETC. 

POLICE STATE AMERIKA, ONE MORE NEFARIOUS FASCIST TOOL 

CORPORATE MONOPOLY ... WHY IS THIS NOT SURPRISING? 

GEE, HOW VERY HUMANE. AT LEAST, YOU COULD EUTHENIZE THEM ... YOU SICKO SOCIOPATHS
          Shine On Radio with Kelly - Find Your Shine!: Encore: Spring Cleaning for the body, mind and soul. Kelly's top tips.    
HostTune in as Kelly goes over her top Spring rejuvenation tips for the body, mind and soul. We will be talking purging your living environment, empyting out noisy mental chatter and crowding out toxins in the body. It's going to be quite the informative show. 
          Shine On Radio with Kelly - Find Your Shine!: Spring Cleaning for the body, mind and soul. Kelly's top tips.    
EpisodeTune in as Kelly goes over her top Spring rejuvenation tips for the body, mind and soul. We will be talking purging your living environment, empyting out noisy mental chatter and crowding out toxins in the body. It's going to be quite the informative show. 
          Shine On Radio with Kelly - Find Your Shine!: Thigh Gaps Are Out of Style with personal trainer and fitness instructor Vanessa Checchio   
EpisodeHow bachata and barbells became part of the same sentence, why it matters, and how come thigh gaps are out of style.
          Mychevyclub Haadyai Trip 2008 (19th ~ 23rd March 2008)   
mychevyclub members at border...

Haadyai Chevrolet Service Center, we spend our time here for spare parts purchase and servicing..


Club member's ride in service, as we arranging spare parts for members collection.



Chatting about our journey and resting...here are the parts...



On our way back to Malaysian border (Padang Besar)

At Padang Besar check point...

          Pot Luck at Ulu Yam (24th May 2007)   
Saturday outing to Ulu Yam with mychevyclub & family..



Rapids & Satay....

Member's chit-chat..
Our rides of that day..

          We Have To Hold Congress To The Rules They Make For The Rest Of Us – Thom Hartmann Program   

Thom has his weekly chat with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District) as they discuss current events, what’s going on with Congress and the Trump administration, and take calls from listeners on their concerns.

The post We Have To Hold Congress To The Rules They Make For The Rest Of Us – Thom Hartmann Program appeared first on The Ring of Fire Network.


          SFLC Podcast: Dominick Reyes talks 29-second UFC debut win   

Dominick Reyes joins the SFLC Podcast A bonus Friday afternoon episode as we chat with UFC Fight Night 112 winner Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes), coming off of his super impressive, 29-second UFC debut win over Joachim Christensen in OKC. LISTEN BELOW: SPONSORED BY: USKA fights, mark your calendars for the next big show on July 15th,...

The post SFLC Podcast: Dominick Reyes talks 29-second UFC debut win appeared first on My MMA News.com.


          How to get into your leads’ phone contacts (and stay there)   
Ever had a great initial chat with a potential new client, but left feeling unsure if you’d ever hear from them again? If you’re not sure how to follow up after a promising appointment or impromptu meeting, follow these three quick tactics to ensure you stay on their radar. Tactic #1: The right-then thank you […]
          vakantiehuisje in Montbrun-les-bains, Frankrijk : Chateau des Gipières 1 voor 4 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Chateau des Gipières 1Dit prachtige kasteel uit 1865 ligt één van de mooiste dorpen van Frankrijk; Montbrun-les-Bains. In de laatste eeuwwisseling is het kasteel volledig gerenoveerd, provençaalse experts hebben het kasteel smaakvol gedecoreerd en gemeubileerd. Het ruime appartement is gelegen aan de voorzijde van het kasteel en biedt een prachtig uitzicht op het park en het dorp. U kunt heerlijk ontspannen in het masssagebad. Het kasteel past goed in het provencaalse landschap en wordt omgringd door ongerepte natuur en schilderachtige dorpjes zoals Gordes, Roussillon en Brantes. De steden Sault, Vaison-la-Romaine, Orange en Avignon zijn interessant om te bezoeken. Kortom, de Mont Ventoux, de Luberon en de Baronnies zijn zeker de moeite waard voor devakantieganger op zoek naar zon, rust, natuur, sport en cultuur.
          vakantiehuisje in Saint- paul-en-forêt, Frankrijk : Maison de vacances - SAINT-PAUL-EN-FORÊT voor 4 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Maison de vacances - SAINT-PAUL-EN-FORÊTSchattig vakantiehuis bij Saint-Paul-en-Forêt (1 km) met een fraai gedeeld verwarmd zwembad. Hier is het goed vertoeven. Vanaf het privé terras bij je vakantiehuis heb je een prachtig, vrij uitzicht over de groene heuvels en zicht op het omheinde zwembad. Het vakantiehuis is geschakeld met de villa van de zeer vriendelijke eigenaar. Een ideale ligging in het bos in de buurt van het pittoreske Bagnols-en-Forêt (4 km), het gezellige Saint-Paul-en-Fôret en op nog geen half uur van de mondaine badplaatsen Fréjus (24 km ) met het leuke waterpark 'Aqualand', Saint-Raphaël (26 km) en de daarbij behorende zandstranden aan de Middellandse Zee. Liever zwemmen in een meer? Dat kan bij het Lac de St. Cassien (10 km), waar je ook waterfietsen kunt huren. Een bezoek aan de Europese Grand Canyon, de Gorges de Verdon, bij het Lac de St. Croix (90 km) mag zeker niet ontbreken. De chique badplaatsen Cannes (42 km) en Saint-Tropez (70 km) zijn binnen een uur (geldt niet voor het hoogseizoen) te bereiken. Het kan voorkomen dat de gasten (max.2) van de chambre d'hôte (indien verhuurd) ook gebruik maken van het zwembad.
          Jagga Jasoos Synopsis!   
Yesterday saw the release of the trailer for Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jassos! Starring Ranbir Rapoor and Katrina Kaif, the movie is a full on musical in the Broadway sense with many lines sung, but of course with the Indian styling and music by Pritam. ICYMI here is the trailer again! Jagga bata raha hai apni kahaani Sunlo in his musical zubaani 🎵 Now have the official synopsis of the fabulous around the world adventure! The protagonist Jagga (Ranbir Kapoor) is a shy young boy in a quaint little town, with his accident-prone father, Bagchi (Saswata Chatterjee). As he grows up,
          WP Chatbull   
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          Owsiane muffinki bananowe z truskawkami i ciemną czekoladą   
Kiedyś muffinki były najczęściej robionym przeze mnie wypiekiem - wydawały mi się czymś najprostszym, a różne dodatki sprawiały, że za każdym razem wychodziły inne. To od nich zaczęłam przygodę z pieczeniem - pamiętam, że pierwsze wyszły mi twarde i rozwalające się (zamiast skorzystać z gotowego przepisu, zdałam się na eksperymenty i chyba dodałam za dużo mąki :D), ale każde kolejne były coraz lepsze. Teraz rzadko robię te "ciastka", ale postanowiłam skorzystać z sezonowych owoców i stworzyć uzdrowioną wersję ;)

Zrezygnowałam z mąki pszennej i połączyłam ze sobą mąkę owsianą, jaglaną i gryczaną - muffinki nie wyszły zbytnio puchate, ale wilgotne i zwarte. Były lekko tylko słodkie, głównie za sprawą dojrzałego banana, ponadto smak wzbogaciły sezonowe truskawki. Do całości świetnie pasowała ciemna czekolada, wnosząca także sporo składników odżywczych. Muffinki polecam wszystkim lubiącym zdrowe wersje wypieków - pierwiastek zdrowia bez wątpienia w nich czuć ;) 


Owsiane muffinki z truskawkami i ciemną czekoladą
Składniki na ok. 14 sporych muffinek:
  • 150g (szklanka) mąki owsianej (u mnie zmielone płatki owsiane)
  • 100g innych mąk bezglutenowych (użyłam jaglanej i gryczanej)
  • 50g (5 łyżek) płatków owsianych
  • 2 łyżeczki proszku do pieczenia lub sody oczyszczonej
  • 2 duże, dojrzałe banany
  • 2 łyżki cukru kokosowego
  • 4 łyżki (60g) oleju kokosowego (lub rzepakowego)
  • 250ml mleka lub napoju roślinnego (użyłam owsianego)
  • duże jajko lub 2 małe
  • 200g (kubek) truskawek
  • 50g ciemnej czekolady (użyłam takiej o 85% zawartości kakao)

Wykonanie:
W jednym naczyniu połączyć składniki sypkie - mąki, płatki, proszek do pieczenia i cukier, a w drugim mokre - rozgniecionego (a jeszcze lepiej zblendowanego) banana, olej, mleko i jajko. Wszystko ze sobą wymieszać, a następnie delikatnie wmieszać pokrojone na mniejsze kawałki truskawki oraz posiekaną czekoladę. Przełożyć do foremek na muffinki (ja używam sylikonowych) i piec przez ok. 30 minut w piekarniku nagrzanym do 180 stopni. Ostudzone można posypać cukrem pudrem. 


Wartość odżywcza 1 sztuki:
185kcal
białko: 3,6g
węglowodany: 25g
tłuszcz: 8g

          I am India's Daughter   

Parivartravels


A cozy bed, newspaper ahead, and a nice cup of tea. A perfect morning it was to be.
Flipping through pages of the paper and this photo is chanced upon. This merry photo of little boys playing football in the beach.
Just another photograph of kids relishing the summer heat.
Just another game for the boys in the beach.
And yet this photo held something more; something that tingled my nerves. This harmless picture rekindling the rebel soul itching to break out.
A gush of impulse springing from the shackled freedom within.


Neither the brimming tea nor the fine bed could tell me why,
Why I wasn't playing football like them.
Why I couldn't move around at my own will while they could.
Why I had to ask permission a week or so early, complete with a what, when, where and who while all they had to do was say, "Ma, I'm going out!" And that's it.

So sick am I of explaining to them it isn't easy for us.
Them guy friends of ours who call us out and complain we make a fuss.
We're 'girls' you see, I tell them, with freedom only at a cost .
Never mind the lucky (or not?) exceptions, whose freedom invites my envy.
How wouldn't it? When our days are spent bitching over our hostel wardens for restrictions the guys don't get to enjoy.
But who am I to complain when their 'concerns of safety' for us are justified by the daily news reports?


I am India's daughter after all.  I am unsafe. Anywhere I go.


I wish I too had played football when I was little.
I wish I hadn't stopped playing at the age of twelve.
I wish we'd grown up a little more like them guys.
Maybe then I could've rushed out today to sweat over a match in the beach.
Maybe then travelling with my gal pals wouldn't be a terror to our family till we returned.
Maybe then we wouldn't have to argue and fight our way to make a significant place for ourselves in this world, a world we all share.
Maybe then they would understand that there's really no 'they' or 'we' - just us human beings with a choice that shouldn't be denied.

I see gender equality crumble before my eyes every day of my life.
When boys are made to carry furniture and the girls to merely sit and paint charts.
When boys get to travel places and girls are to be escorted outdoors.
When boys play football in the beach and girls sigh at their photograph over the morning tea from their cozy bed.

It dawns on me that no matter how much we chant feminism with all the vigour we can muster, we will remain to be tagged as the weaker sex.
The one that needs protection.
The one that needs empowerment.

Perhaps if we'd grown up playing football, I imagine, our muscles might've sharpened enough to smack off the guys from a secluded autorickshaw who dared to advance on us. And maybe I could punch the sexists right on their faces so that their faces hurt rather than my fist. And maybe guys would think twice before laying hands on another woman again.
And maybe when the army opened doors to combat roles for women, people wouldn't think national defense was at stake.

An eighteen year old girl sipping tea over a morning paper knows this idea is far fetched. A world where she can walk fearless and free.


She is India's daughter after all. She is unsafe. Anywhere she goes.



***







          From Fresher to Sophomore   
Bit by bit we Hack your wit ;)



Number 311, the board read. A mess of a room sprawled with clothes aplenty. There were just so many of them! You think you’ve packed them all and the trolley bag’s zipped up and done with, only to find more of them lying about hidden under the bed, on the window grills or even in between the bundle of books. And then you would start all over again.

But then calling our room a mess would do injustice to the rooms of archi(tect) students; home to unwashed vessels of noodles and poster paints alike, and un-bathed artists sprawled on the floor with models/charts stacked on their beds (do forgive me for this reveal). While the most that our room had were piles of cloth. And lots of fallen hair.

So the three of us ran about the room scrounging for missing stuff, discovering things none of us owned, and figuring there was a shortage of bags or cartons to fill everything with. Soon enough we were perched on our ‘master’ bed of five we were so proud of, munching on chips and sighing sadly over our roomie no.4 and 5 who had an exam the next day and so couldn’t join in our celebration. It’s cruel to have our exams end on different days, don’t you think? So much for our much awaited last roomie-hangout. There we were, talking in hushed voices in the dark so as to not wake the poor ones beside us, wondering how a year had gone by all too sudden.

Here’s a throwback to the first few dragging months of college. Back when we found a class so quiet and boys so boring they wouldn’t even talk (alright maybe they thought the same about us). Back when we made it to 8 am classes ‘early’ and had mess food three times a day. Back when we played badminton hoping to shed some weight, and had lazy evening discussions to get our class hyped up, although it never worked. Those were the days...

Who would’ve known that in another few months, our sleep cycle would shift to the class hours, our breakfasts to biscuits gobbled during the morning classes, and our free evenings to ... to … well we couldn’t even tell where they vanished to! One day we were reading the college blog as a desperate fresher in search of assurances, and the next we’re already getting calls of inquiry from school juniors aspiring to follow our footsteps. When did the in-between happen?

That night as the three of us drifted off to dreamland, we were done filtering out memories to hold dear, outweighing the little disappointments we’d put a finger to. Those days of late night dancing and ice cream treats in the room. Getting locked up in the mess among the many night outs writing play scripts. Common room birthday parties and group studies. Small escapades to the city that the others may smirk at, but ones to relish all the same. Weekends of togetherness, hollering shamelessly for our teams, never minding being on the top position or the very last. DJ nights and prank calls. Crushes and couples. Laughter and love. . .

With the luggage neatly tucked in the car’s hatchback, I settled down to skim through WhatsApp. There it was, a message that screamed for attention amidst the many others.

 “So how was first year?”

Well. Here’s the answer.

***

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          The Magical Moment   
Afed

It's less than two hours away from midnight. Another whole year gone. A bustle of activities around,  a heap of whatsapp texts, meeting plans and phone calls...while all I want at the moment is to be on my own. That's what it does to you, the new year eve, a tinge of melancholy in your nostalgia as a recap of the gone year plays in your mind.


The last time I was here, there were decorations and cakes and crackers. There were people in plenty around; laughter and togetherness. Nothing seemed amiss as we started our countdown. Ten ... nine ... eight ... the whole colony gathered up, the neighbor's little girl being lifted high by the uncles...seven...six...five ... the kids readying themselves to attack the cake ...four...three...the crackers beginning to burst ... two ... one ... and before I could get involved in the oncoming mess, my phone rings.

"Happiiee New Year!!" My bestie screamed from the other end, and suddenly all I wanted was some calm in the chaos. I wished she was there with me right then, along with some others who I missed. There I was on phone, far from the madding crowd of celebration. It made me wonder, who would I rather be with?

Strangely enough, her call had reminded me of the previous new year eve, an entirely different scenario (and not so good one at that) and how far I'd gotten since then. The metamorphosis of a year lay bare before me as she spoke. Now here I am hidden away from the hostellers, waiting for that magical new year feeling to show up. And I'm still waiting.

What's the ideal way to spend this day? With friends in a dinner party clinking champagne bottles? With family cutting a small cake from the dining table? With your laptop screen of a countdown clock and a dozen people to chat with? Or perhaps just a solitary space for yourself to reflect on as you listen to the world celebrate. And feel the magic.

Another day of much pomp and fun awaits. The new year resolutions, the selfies, the status updates, and what not. Before we fall back to another year of broken resolutions, engaging days and the normalcy, let's just pause here for a moment, and be.

The vibe is around you if it's within you.

Happy new year folks. Maybe call that friend of yours. It's a magical moment. :)

***

          I am Grateful :)    


I lay beside the window watching the night sky. The lights are out and my roommates have slept. The sky is cloudy, leaving not a single star in sight. But my mind isn't on the sky, it's still reminiscing in the day's events. There is a smile planted on my face. To that, I am grateful.




Every morning I wake up after five snooze buttons and a final nudge from the only early bird in our room. To her, I'm grateful... for I needn't worry about missing the first class on having overslept. Walking down to the mess for breakfast I'm reminded of the oh-so-yum food waiting to be devoured. To those lovely cooks I'm grateful. Although I wish I stopped getting fatter.

As we walk together to class in idle chat and laughter it feels good. To my companions, I'm grateful... for their presence make a world of difference. When the class begins, the late night's sleep from the previous day takes it's toll. Head down with droopy eyes, there's a jerk from my partner each time the teacher's eyes chance upon me.  To that sweet partner, I'm grateful.

After a tiring day, overloaded work and devoid of fun, we settle down moodily for tea despite the heavy schedule. We whine and frown, or sit silently too. But for that sweet period of relaxation, I'm grateful. When we set back to work, all rejuvenated now, there comes a call from home. All work is put to a halt then. It doesn't matter if it lasts for twenty minutes or two, for that soothing phone call for mere everyday news, I'm grateful.

Once I manage to finish the following day's work, it's almost midnight. I hop onto my bed with my phone. Of all the restrictions there could've been when in a hostel, I'm grateful there are none to use my smartphone. And more than grateful for having mobile data too (never mind the difficulties of having no WiFi in campus).

It's past midnight, and here I lay recollecting the good times of the day. There is a smile on my face. All because I decided to write this gratitude post.
So for this, I'm grateful.


What about you? What are you grateful for today? ☺



          Dva roky dřiny: úzký trávník proměnila na skalku, teď ji čeká bazén   
Jsou lidé, kteří nepotřebují obrovskou zahradu. Pro radost, a nutno zdůraznit že i pro dřinu, jim stačí úzký pruh trávníku. Své květiny pak chrání před sluncem víc než sebe. To je příběh čtenářky Ilony, která se přihlásila do naší soutěže Léto na nové terase či s novým stíněním.
          Tom Wolfe’s denial of language evolution stumbles over his own words    

New book attacking Darwin, Chomsky substitutes smugness for substance

Context
two babies chatting

Babies are born with the ability to learn and use language, a feature of human behavior that, like other behavioral capabilities, emerged from eons of biological evolution — a scientific explanation that author Tom Wolfe rejects in his new book, The Kingdom of Speech

Language is a tricky thing to write about. You’re using it while dissecting it. That sort of recursion can trip you up. As a philosopher friend of mine once said, a zoologist studying tigers, while riding on the back of a tiger, should be very careful.

Of all the writers who’ve ever taken on the task of writing about language, nobody of any consequence has ever tripped himself up quite so much as Tom Wolfe. His new book, The Kingdom of Speech, has been widely denigrated (deservedly) by scientists who have encountered it. Wolfe has taken it upon himself to explain various aspects of science — having to do with biological evolution, linguistics, psychology and cognitive neuroscience — to scientists, in the process disparaging titans in their fields such as Charles Darwin and Noam Chomsky. It’s kind of like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie trashing George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Wolfe pontificates about language without realizing that he’s riding on the back of a linguistic tiger.

It’s difficult to criticize him, though, without lapsing into the same sort of abominable adhominemism with which he assaults Darwin and Chomsky. It’s not enough just to assert disagreement with Darwin’s views on how language evolves or Chomsky’s theory that evolution endowed all human babies with a built-in hardwired “universal grammar.” Wolfe attacks their character.

He presents Chomsky as a demon, a bully, a knave. When criticizing another’s research, Chomsky “pulls out a boning knife and goes to work,” Wolfe writes; he refers to Chomsky’s “audacity” and accuses him of “double talk.” He calls him “an angry god raining fire and brimstone.” He lambastes Chomsky for attacking his critics as liars, charlatans and frauds. In short, Wolfe attacks Chomsky for using against others the same linguistic strategy that Wolfe uses against Chomsky. Riding on a tiger.

Wolfe gives the impression of being jealous of Chomsky’s fame, which seems odd for a writer so famous himself. As for Darwin, Wolfe presents the greatest biologist in history as a petty thief who stole credit for the theory of evolution by natural selection from Alfred Russell Wallace, who was (Wolfe alleges) screwed over by the British gentlemen’s club conspirators who rigged the system to give Darwin credit for priority. And then Wolfe ridicules Darwin for reporting observations on the behavior of his dog.

But the poverty of Wolfe’s intellectual rhetoric does not cement the case against him. Just as belittling Darwin and Chomsky personally does not really rebut their science, condemning Wolfe’s rhetorical juvenility does not confront the substance of his thesis — that humans invented speech (and subsequent forms of language derived from it) — and that evolution had nothing to do with it. And that speech, and speech virtually alone, makes humans superior to other animals.

Somehow Wolfe manages to claim that he and he alone has figured out what no one else (at least, “no licensed savant”) ever thought of, that speech is the “cardinal distinction between man and animal.” It did not evolve. “Man, man unaided, created language,” Wolfe says. Language is a system of mnemonics, based on sounds that represent meaning, enabling people to remember, think and plan. And humans invented that system. Yes, invented it!!! (That’s how Wolfe writes: his rhetoric would collapse if denied the use of italics and exclamation points.) In any case, the question is not whether Wolfe dismisses Darwin and Chomsky unfairly, but rather whether he marshals sufficient factual evidence to support his central claim.

But facts are not Wolfe’s strong suit. On page 5, for instance, he announces that Watson and Crick discovered DNA. How unfair to Friedrich Mieschler, who discovered the molecule deoxyribonucleic acid in 1869. Watson and Crick discovered its double helix structure. Given such a weak grasp of such an elementary fact, Wolfe’s subsequent assertions on subtle points of evolutionary theory warrant suspicion.

There’s more. In one of his book’s most tweeted passages, he asserts that evolution fails all the tests of what makes “science”:

“Had anyone observed the phenomenon…? Could other scientists replicate it? Could any of them come up with a set of facts that, if true, would contradict the theory (Karl Popper’s ‘falsifiability’ test)? Could scientists make predictions based on it? Did it illuminate hitherto unknown or baffling areas of science?”
To which questions Wolfe answers “no … no … no … no … and no.” But to which any long-time reader of Science News would have responded “yes, yes, yes, yes and yes” (as would any knowledgeable scientist, as biologist Jerry Coyne, among others, has pointed out).

Wolfe’s citing of Popper is especially lame; although in early writings Popper criticized natural selection, in his later years he assented that natural selection could be posed in testable terms (he even thought that it failed the test under certain circumstances).

Nonetheless it is true that ideas about the evolutionary origin of language are difficult to test. Wolfe, in fact, anchors his argument with two recent papers (2014), each with Chomsky as a coauthor, asserting that “the most fundamental questions about the origins and evolution of our linguistic capacity remain as mysterious as ever.” Evidence on this issue is either “inconclusive or irrelevant,” Chomsky and colleagues wrote in Frontiers in Psychology. Evidence of Neandertal ability to produce speech does not help trace the beginnings of language, he and collaborators wrote in PLOS Biology. Speech ability “is undoubtedly a necessary condition for the expression of vocally externalized language,” but “is not a sufficient one, and … is evidently no silver bullet for determining when human language originated.”

Others would disagree on how well the evidence illuminates language’s origins, just as some experts in linguistics have disagreements with Chomsky on many other points. But even if you acknowledge a lack of “conclusive” evidence, that’s not the same thing as saying there is “no evidence” — as Wolfe repeatedly alleges.

Of course, both papers clearly state that language did, in fact, evolve — it’s just that science can not yet say exactly how. And it’s true that the origin of speech is among the most stubborn of mysteries. So are the origin of the universe, the origin of life and the origin of baseball. Science has not yet fully understood the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, either (and certainly has found no cure); the logical conclusion is not that man just decided to get Alzheimer’s disease. Research continues on the premise that its biological basis might yet be discovered.

Boiled down to its essentials, Wolfe’s case amounts to a fairly sparse syllogism: Science has not been able to establish how human language originated and evolved. Therefore, it did not evolve. And furthermore, I (Wolfe) know how it originated. Humans invented it.

Wolfe apparently doesn’t seem to care that his major premise is based on two papers that assert that language did in fact evolve. Or that his argument against language evolution hinges on a lack of testable evidence, while he declares that he knows how language originated — without any testable evidence. Tigers.

And Wolfe certainly missed the irony of one sentence in the paper in PLOS Biology he cites. “Evolutionary analysis of language is often plagued by popular, naïve, or antiquated conceptions of how evolution proceeds,” Chomsky and collaborators wrote. As in Wolfe’s book.

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          What I cherish #CBF16   



Dear diary,

Remember when we first met in 2010? Onam in school? The war of flowers?The white uniform smeared with petals?  The mess in the classroom followed by the principal's chiding? And our mission to clean up the mess... emptying our water bottles to the floor while scrubbing it with the day's leftover newspapers!


 That was my first entry to you, MD, and soon I was obsessed with you! I hadn't known then that life would get so interesting. I was all of twelve years old, hesitant at first to tell you things in fear of being read. But soon enough I was pouring my heart out to you. Oh yes, you knew everything, and still do.

Everything, MD. The excitement of getting my first 'real' friend request in Orkut (other than my family)...the times I sneaked to go online and chat with that someone...the first proposal...the secrets...the rumours...everything!

You know about the spats I had with that stubborn round eyed girl who ended up being my best friend, you know about that popular gal gang I hugely admired which I ended up being a part of, and you know about that secret group we made that broke up and patched up time and again. You helped me appreciate my life which I would surely have missed otherwise. You listened to my woes, my silliest thoughts and my naive questions. And dear, you grew with me.

Each day mom saw me rush over to talk to you, curious as a mom would be. "What do you write so much about?" she asked me once, "Do you have a boyfriend or something?" and I had a look of utter surprise as I responded with a "Whaaaaat?! No way!" while she just left the room with a chuckle. Remember that, MD? Mom had gotten me thinking, and of course you know what happened later.

You know all my embarrassing moments, my frustration and fear, my dreams and fantasies, my every single thought. Sometimes when I was away from you, I missed you so much that I wrote in chits of papers and stuck them in your pages later on. So by the end of the year, you would've gained more weight just like me. A best friend indeed!

I know school didn't let me meet you much in the past year. You became like those friends ebbing away from my busy life, something of the past that I occasionally recalled fondly. But it didn't take long for me to realize that I needed you yet again. Because nobody else could understand the inner turmoil in me like you could.

But MD, I promise you that you will always be close to my heart. Even if the sun stopped rising or the birds stopped flying ( I don't care if that sounds cheesy), you would remain my most cherished. After all, you are but my reflection...my past, my present and all that could be. MD. My Dear. My Diary.
...


Connecting with #CherishedBlogFest 2016


          Japonci chystají hru, kde si budete moci čichat ke zpoceným dívkám   
Zařízení SenseVR, které rozšíří herní zážitek na všechny smysly, funguje na stejném principu jako 4D kina. Jedna z prvních her umožní očichávat virtuální sportovkyně.
          Guide achat : quel Renault Captur choisir ?   

Présenté pour la première fois en 2011 au salon de Genève, le Renault Captur a depuis su se faire une place de choix sur la scène des crossovers européens. Ses courbes fluides et ses coloris bi-tons en font un véhicule esthétique et agréable, sans que les performances soient mises de côté pour autant. Premier crossover


          (TAG) Summer Besties   
Mein Blog Videoantworten von Euch wrde ich mich sehr freuen D tags: Besties Favoriten HofGirl83 Kosmetik Lidschatten Lipgloss Lippenstift(TAG) Summer Besties
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          Master Classics of Poker – 4 svenskar till Dag 2, Ylitalo vinner sidoevent   

Det traditionella pokerevenemanget Master Classics of Poker pågår just nu i Amsterdam, Nederländerna, och det ser riktigt bra ut på svenskfronten.

I Main Event har fyra svenskar tagit sig vidare till Dag 2, och i sidoeventet €1,500 Re-entry gick Robin Ylitalo hela vägen.

Totalt genomfördes 344 registreringar, och på finalbordet besegrade han bland annat den tyska Highroller-stjärnan Ole Schemion.

Ylitalos insats belönades med €101,914, och han finns även med bland de överlevande inför Main Events andra dag.

Anton Wigg cashade också i sidoeventet. Hans 43:e plats gav €3,113.

Namnkunnigt fält till Dag 2 i Main Event

Inför Dag 2 återfinns 84 spelare, och det är ett profilrikt fält som ska göra upp om prispengarna.

Några som sticker ut är Ole Schemion, den belgiska veteraten Pierre Neuville, EPT-ikonen Jan Bendik, 2014 års novembernia Jorryt Van Hoof, holländaren Fatima de Melo och britten Charlie Carrel.

I svensklägret ligger Anton Wigg bäst till på en 19:e plats. Han följs utav Dennis Berglin (38), Robin Ylitalo (58) och Olov Jansson (77).

Det är holländarna som dominerar på hemmaplan. Michiel Brosky leder turneringen, och bakom honom ligger landsmannen Nico Kuan.

Såhär ser topp10 ut:

Michiel Brosky (Nederländerna) – 228,500 Nico Kuan (Nederländerna) – 195,000 Sergio Cabrera (Spanien) – 179,800 Bart Spijkers (Nederländerna) – 170,300 Noah Boeken (Nederländerna) – 170,200 Henk Post (Nederländerna) – 155,800 Firat Baltaci (Nederländerna) – 128,200 Jens Lakemeier (Tyskland) – 128,000 Samuel Sipila (Finland) – 123,000 Farid Chati (Tyskland) – 122,300

(Källa chipcounts Poker.se)

Schemion och Boeken vinner Highrollers

Två andra sidoevent som avgjorts är Highrollern och Super Highrollern.

Ole Schemion Master Classics of Poker
Schemion vinner ytterligare en Super High Roller

Super Highrollern blev dessvärre lite av en flopp ur deltagarsynpunkt. Bara 13 stycken bestämde sig för att pynta upp €25k för att få spela.

Tre fick betalt, och bäst gick det för Ole Schemion. Förutom titeln fick han €160,875 i prispengar. Tvåa kom tysken Frank Williams och på tredjeplats hittades Charlie Carrel.

Carrel tog sig också långt i €10k Highrollern där intresset verkade vara betydligt mycket större.

Totalt registrerade sig 74 spelare, och det enda som hindrade honom från att gå hela vägen var holländaren Noah Boeken.

Boeken vann eventet för €217,069.

Dagens spel återupptas klockan 14:00 lokal tid, och registreringen är öppen tills dealern lägger ut de första korten. 



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          SCHATTIG: zesjarige Senne mag grote droom waarmaken op MNM   

Hartverwarmend. De zesjarige Senne wordt bijna zeven jaar. Voor zijn verjaardag wilde hij geen nieuw trendy speelgoed en ook geen dure trip naar Disneyland Parijs. De kleine man had een andere wens. Hij wilde heel graag het nieuws brengen op de radio. Vanuit de gedachte “wie niet waagt, niet wint”, stuurde zijn mama een sms’je

SCHATTIG: zesjarige Senne mag grote droom waarmaken op MNM


          James Bond-inramning när världens dyraste pokerturnering avgjordes   

Sent igår kväll avgjordes Big One for One Drop Extravaganza i Monte Carlo. Den välgörenhetsinriktade pokerturneringen med ett inköp på €1,000,000 lockade 26 spelsugna amatörer som gjorde upp om ett förstapris på €11,111,111 – det tredje största som någonsin betalats ut.

Turneringen spelades över tre dagar på 153-åriga Casino de Monte Carlo, och inför finaldagen hade flera av spelarna svidat om till kostym och fluga, ett sällsynt klädval i dagens poker.

Lägg till några gitarrspelande musikanter och ett följe kvinnor i blåa peruker och hela inramningen kunde närmast liknas vid en scen ur James Bond-filmen Casino Royale.

Stege vs Stege för €11m

Inför tredje och sista dagen återvände 8 spelare till bordet. De sex bästa fick betalt och bubblan låg på massiva €1,500,000.

Den oturlige bubblaren blev Brandon Steven, en affärsman från USA som var dominerad när han hamnade all-in med Dam-Kung mot Ess-Kung. Ingen hjälp på brädan innebar att han blev siste spelaren som fick åka hem tomhänt.

Elton Tsang Big one for One drfop
Elton Tsang med Kanit (Foto; Neil Stoddart)

Några minuter senare fick han sällskap på railen av Andrew Pantling följd utav Cary Katz, James Board och Rick Salomon.

Det gav oss en heads-up duell mellan kinesiska Elton Tsang och ryska Anatoly Gurtovoy.

Tsang satt i förarsätet med mer än dubbelt så mycket marker när spelet drog igång igen, och efter bara tre händer såg det ut som att han skulle ta hem det hela då han hamnade all-in med ett floppat tvåpar mot toppar toppkicker. En femkortstege på brädan räddade dock Gurtovoy den gången, och potten splittades.

Det var Tsang som förde spelet i duellen, och under spelets gång utökade han ledningen. Han avgjorde sedan turneringen med en riktig cooler.

På turn hamnade de båda spelarna all in. Brädan låg Q 3 4 2. Gurtovoy vände upp A 5 för stegen, bara för att se Tsang vända upp 6 5 för en högre stege. J på river förbättrade Tsangs stege till en färg och världens dyraste pokerturnering var avgjord.

Förstaplatsen gav honom €11,111,111, och efteråt gratulerades han av bland annat Mustapaha Kanit som hade coachat honom i två veckors tid.

Resultat Big One for One Drop Extravaganza

Registreringar: 28 (26 + 2 återinköp)
Inköp: €1,000,000
Prispott: €24,888,892

Elton Tsang (Kina) - €11,111,111 Anatoly Gurtovoy (Ryssland) - €5,427,781 Rick Salomon (USA) - €3,000,000 James Board (England) - €2,100,000 Cary Katz (USA) - €1,750,000 Andrew Pantling (England) - €1,500,000

Över €3m till One Drop Foundation

Årets One Drop-arrangemang lyckades samla in €3,111,108 till One Drop Foundation – en välgörenhetsorganisation som arbetar för att förse utvecklingsländer med rent dryckesvatten.

Sedan man började med projektet 2012 har pokerspelare hjälpts åt att samla in över $17,000,000 till organisationen. 



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          Barcelona kickar igång den 13:e EPT-säsongen   

I Barcelona anordnades den första EPT-turneringen någonsin, och det är den enda staden touren besökt samtliga år sedan starten 2004.

Det året vann svenska Alexander Stevic förstapriset på €80,000 i ett endagars Main Event som kostade €1,000 att spela.

Förra året vanns samma event av John Juanda. Under en veckas tid förvandlade Juanda sitt inköp på €5,300 till över €1,000,000.

Den 17:e augusti är det dags igen. Sommaren har nått sin peak, folk är på semester, och pokervärlden riktar sina ögon mot Barcelona.

Main Event 22:a-28:e augusti

Totalt innehåller schemat 64 turneringar. Förutom Hold’em-event så kommer även Pot-Limit Omaha, Seven Card Stud och Mixed Games spelas.

John Juanda EPT Barcelona
Förra årets vinnare John Juanda

Deras kompanjon, Estrella Main Event, har blivit såpass stort att de inte kan hantera turneringen på två startdagar längre.

3,292 spelare blev brytpunkten, så i år innehåller eventet tre startdagar.

Nedan följer ett utdrag ur schemat med några av de mest intressanta eventen.

17:e-19:e Aug: €10,300 High Roller
17:e-22:a Aug: €440 Pokerstars Cup
17:e-22:a Aug: €1,100 Estrella Main Event
20:e-22:a Aug: €50,000 Super High Roller
21:a-23:e Aug: €2,200 Estrella High Roller
22:a Aug: €150 Main Event Sattelit
22:a-28:e Aug: €5,300 EPT Main Event
23:e Aug: €25,500 Single Day High Roller
24:e-26:e Aug: €10,300 PLO High Roller
26:e-28:e Aug: €10,300 High Roller

 

Satteliter från 55 cent

Om du vill kvala in dig billigt går det dagliga satteliter hos Pokerstars fram till den 8:e augusti. Den sista spelas precis efter midnatt och kostar €320.

Direktsatteliternas inköp varierar från €27 upp till €320, men det finns också stegturneringar som startar från 55 cent.

Skulle du råka vara på plats spelas det även livesatteliter på Gran Casino i Barcelona, både till EPT Main Event och till sidoevent.

Se FC Barcelonas ligapremiär

Den andra halvan av augusti kommer framförallt att handla om poker, men som vanligt finns det gott om andra aktiviteter i Barcelona.

FC Barcelona

Skulle du vinna din väg till EPT så missa inte spelarpartyt på The Pascha. Takterrassen är fantastisk, och den spanska barpersonalen blandar drinkar likt ingen annan.

Behöver du kyla ner dig finns det en rad vattenaktiviter att pröva på. Precis utanför casinot kan du hitta på nästan vad som helst i vattenväg, allt från en actionladdad tur på en bananbåt till en dag på en lyxyacht.

Staden är också känt för att ha ett rätt så framgångsrikt fotbollslag. Lördagen den 20:e augusti spelar dem sin ligapremiär mot Real Betis, och du kan köpa din biljett genom EPT Travel.

Är du bra på pingis kan du dessutom passa på att utmana den engelska mästaren Darius Knight. Den bästa spelaren får en biljett till välgörenhetseventet ”Right to Play”.

Öppet möte med Pokerstars

Under stoppet i Barcelona arrangeras ett öppet möte av Pokerstars. Representanter från företaget kommer att finnas på plats, och alla pokerspelare är välkomna att delta.

Det som kommer diskuteras är vilka förbättringar som kan göras i spelbranschen. Så har du några idéer på hur EPT, resorna, Pokerstars etc kan förbättras, tveka inte att dyka upp på mötet som hålls dagligen mellan den 22:a till 25:e augusti.

Har du inte möjlighet att vara på plats kan du skicka dina förslag till oss på facebook, twitter, eller i chatboxen nedan så tar vi upp det med dem.



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          Your Voice, Your Choice: The Beginning   
Jamila K. Gaskins chats about Project 1, a documentary of 1 woman cycling 12,000 miles creating a national HIV prevention ride, community and empowering women to take control of their life and body. https ://www.projectonethemovie.com/
          Sju viktigaste frågorna om vädret just nu – och väder-Nils svar   
Norrland kommer få varmare väder på söndag, för södra Sverige är det kallt i minst en vecka. Och man kan faktiskt påverka sommarvädret själv. När SVT:s meteorolog Nils Holmqvist chattade med läsarna fick vi svar på sju viktiga frågor.
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          Welcome To Peligoni   


For a long time Greece has been on my list of places to visit. With the closest I've ever been being a brief stint reading The Oydssey during my first year of uni (followed by subsequently missing out on what I shall title the Great Santorini Craze of 2016) and only ever eaten Tzatziki from a Sainsburys tub- it's been a long time coming to tick one of the many islands from my bucket list- but let me assure you, it was certainly worth the wait. After being invited by my dear pal (and travel buddy extraordinaire) Lucy earlier this year, I jumped at the chance of a girlie trip to Zakynthos to the beautiful Peligoni Club (with Katherine, Julia and Frances completing the gang too)...

Now, I'll be honest and say that before I visited Zakynthos, I'd only ever really known it as 'Zante'- the party island you go to on your first proper holiday, or something you'd chance seeing on a BBC3 documentary involving parents and teenagers. Ahem. I was blissfully unaware of it's boundless beauty, oceans as turquoise as something you'd see from a blogger in the Maldives and stunning landscapes. In short, it's safe to say Peligoni exceeded all and any expectations I had- and subsequently turned out to be one of the most beautiful places I've visited.



Situated at the north of the island, the Peligoni Club feels a little like visiting old friends for the week. With your own villa situated a stones throw away from the club (which you can be driven to at your beck and call), the club holds host to everything from delicious food, cocktails, water sports, a spa, pool and decks alongside the water where you can swim out on to the pontoon and catch some rays from the ocean. It's all exceptionally magical, inclusive and from the word go you'll be treated like part of the family (to the point where on our second night we'd successfully turned Open Mic Night into an all-inclusive Mamma Mia sing along)...



And the villa! Our villa, Fincha, was a five minute drive through the hills from the club. Although they have a selection of villas for all party sizes and budgets (trust me, I'm already planning a return with my family)- ours suited perfectly and boasted beautiful sea views, with an airy open-plan kitchen and pool area for lazy afternoon dips. During the mornings we'd be able to get a breakfast hamper delivered up- with fresh flaky pastries and juicy fruit, and one evening also had a chef come and cater for us- meaning we could sit and chat and know dinner was taken care of- perfect after a long day out.



On top of that, most nights the club holds themed evenings- be it communal family suppers with sharing plates, or Italian feasts from their open kitchen. It truly acted as so much more than a base during our trip, and made everything feel as stress free, relaxed and pleasurable as a holiday should...



In fear of this post becoming a little long, I've also got a series of posts lined up talking about some of the other adventures we went on during our stay on the island. These include a spellbinding morning at Shipwreck Cove, a dinner at an old monastery and an evening at sea on their fishing boat, Odyssey. I can't wait to share more of what we got up to- so stay tuned for more magic!

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A huge thanks to Peligoni for accommodating us for an amazing few days, it was truly unforgettable.

          My Experience with Watches-and-diamonds.com   


This year, I decided that my holiday bonus check would go to a great watch. I’ve been noticing a lot of my coworkers have really sharp and professional watches, and I would love to be able to tell the time during meetings without looking like I am checking my cell phone. I only have a plastic running watch, which is great for the trails, but less so for the office. This winter, I started to do some research about watches to see how much they would cost and what I could find in my price range. I asked some of my coworkers where they had gotten their watches, and I got a variety of responses from small jewelers to department stores. I check them all out but found the prices a bit high. Then, my brother recommended Watches-and-diamonds.com.  When he told me the deal he had gotten on a watch for his girlfriend’s birthday earlier this month, I was really impressed.
I went to Watches-and-diamonds.com and it turns out they had just the watch I had been eyeing in GQ! I also looked at the used watches on their web site. They had some really good classic options in great shape, but I decided to go with a new watch. I was a little nervous about making such a big purchase online, so I chatted with a customer service agent. She reassured me that Watches-and-diamonds.com has a great return policy, and you can send anything back in 45 days as long as it is not used. Everything they sell is also under warranty. I felt reassured and ordered the watch. It came really quickly, and I love wearing it around the office! It looks great and I know it will last a long time. I’d highly recommend Watches-and-diamonds.comto anyone looking for a new watch at a great price.
          Watches-and-diamonds.com’s Home Offices   


Watches-and-diamonds.com is primarily known as an internet company. It has broken all records for an online watch retailer, and it continues to grow. Watches-and-diamonds.com has more than 100,000 customers who have never set foot into a Watches-and-diamonds.com store. Unlike some companies that operate stores and a website, they don’t have any stores at all. The company only interfaces with customers on the phone or online via chat or email. All orders are placed through their web site at www.watches-and-diamonds.com.

Despite the fact that all of their retail business is done online, Watches-and-diamonds.com still needs somewhere from where to run their operations. Now, they have two main offices; one in the UK and one in the United States. From these offices, they handle all of the packing and shipping of watches-and-diamonds.compurchases. This is all overseen by Operations and Marketing Director Isaac Lustig, who works between the two offices. The home offices also house the returns and repairs department. If you call or email with a customer service rep for Watches-and-diamonds.com, you’ll talk to someone in one of these offices as well.  They also have all of the traditional departments you would find in any large company, such as human resources, accounting, and quality assurance.

It is remarkable to see how the offices can be so busy and efficient! Even though Watches-and-diamonds.com does not have a store, they still run a full retail operation with a great deal of inventory. Staff work quickly to get every order out the door as quickly as possible, even during busy times around holidays. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed at the Watches-and-diamonds.com offices for security and insurance purposes. You’ll just have to visit the web site at www.watches-and-diamonds.com to get an idea of their huge collection and the speed with which they operate!
          Watches-and-diamonds.com Helps Clients Choose Gifts   


Picking out a birthday, graduation, or holiday gift can be daunting. With so many options, it can really be difficult to know which gift will be best for your loved one. Storeowners, particularly in jewelry stores, are used to frazzled customers who want to get a great gift at a great price, but don’t know where to start. The help of a skilled salesperson can make a big difference when you need to select a gift. Now, online retailers like Watches-and-diamonds.com are working to match the same service that you can find with a brick and mortar store. Watches-and-diamondsis an example of a company that has helped thousands of customers buy the gifts they need without ever having a brick and mortar store. Online, you can view a wide variety of options at the same time, instead of having to go from store to   store. You can also get the item shipped directly to your home, and online prices are often lower than prices in stores. Now, you can even get the same amount of help selecting gifts as you could in a store.

No matter what kind of gift you need, watches-and-diamondscan help. They often run special promotions around holidays like Valentine’s Day, so there is often a quick selection of popular options online. If you need personalized help, just call a Watches-and-diamonds.com customer service agent or chat with one online! Even if you’re not sure what you need, the customer service representatives are very used to people calling for advice. They will ask a few questions about what you need, and then make recommendations that you can look at on the web site while you chat with the customer service agents. Watches-and-diamonds.com even offers a 45-day return period. In case your gift isn’t exactly what you or your loved one had hoped for, just return it to Watches-and-diamonds.com for a full refund or for another item. Turn to Watches-and-diamonds.com  for your next big gift purchase. Happy shopping!

          Los supergrupos de Telegram crecen hasta los 10.000 miembros, nuevos poderes para los administradores   

Los supergrupos de Telegram crecen hasta los 10.000 miembros, nuevos poderes para los administradores

Los grupos en aplicaciones de mensajería instantánea pueden ser de gran utilidad, aunque en ocasiones también pueden ser un foco de problemas y distracciones. Ahora, si a veces ya nos pasa que para ponernos al día de lo que se ha hablado en un grupo reducido tenemos que dedicar un rato, ¿os imagináis la locura que puede ser un grupo con 10.000 personas? Esos grupos son posibles ahora en Telegram.

Con la versión 4.1 de la aplicación los supergrupos doblan su capacidad, desde las 5.000 personas que podían albergar hasta ahora. A cambio de lo complicado que puede ser gestionar un grupo así, Telegram ha introducido otras novedades que facilitarán su gestión y la convivencia, pudiendo otorgar derechos limitados de administradores y bloqueos de usuarios a distintos niveles.

El administrador de un grupo ahora podrá nombrar administradores con privilegios limitados. Así, se pueden dar derechos para cambiar la información del grupo, borrar mensajes, bloquear usuarios, pinnear mensajes y añadir otros administradores. A la hora de añadir un administrador nuevo el viejo eligirá uno a uno las acciones que tendrá disponible el nuevo administrador.

Bloqueos con acciones limitadas

Los administradores con derecho a bloquear usuarios dispondrán de distintos niveles de bloqueo. A la hora de bloquear a un usuario el administrador podrá decidir si puede seguir leyendo y enviando mensajes y si podrá compartir archivos multimedia, stickers, GIFs y enlaces. Además, también se puede establecer durante cuánto tiempo se establece el bloqueo. Incluso se podrán programar bots que establezcan bloqueos automáticos.

Para que la proliferación de administradores de este tipo de grupos no se convierta finalmente en una guerra entre ellos, Telegram ha habilitado una sección de acciones recientes a la que solo pueden acceder ellos mismos. En ella podrán ver cada acción de administración de las últimas 48 horas, conociendo cuál de los administradores ha ejecutado cada uno.

Telegram va un paso largo por delante de WhatsApp en la posibilidad de poner en contacto a grandes grupos de personas

Con estas novedades, los supergrupos de Telegram cada vez se parecen más a los clásicos chats abiertos de toda la vida. La ampliación de la capacidad de estos grupos parece responder a las necesidades de algunos de ellos, pero tampoco se han olvidado lo difícil que puede resultar gestionar un chat con hasta 10.000 personas. Un nuevo punto para Telegram frente a otras aplicaciones de mensajería.

Más información | Telegram
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La noticia Los supergrupos de Telegram crecen hasta los 10.000 miembros, nuevos poderes para los administradores fue publicada originalmente en Xataka Móvil por Mikel Cid .


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          Alertas de radares, incidencias de tráfico y asistencia, ahora gratis un año con Coyote y Vodafone   

VODAFONE OFRECE UN AÑO GRATIS DE LA APLICACIÓN “COYOTE” A LOS CLIENTES CON PLANES RED Y ONE

En línea con la tendencia de los grandes operadores de incluir más servicios para justificar unos precios inicialmente más altos, Vodafone refuerza durante este verano sus extras incluidos con un nuevo aliciente que ayudará a rentabilizar sus tarifas más completas si es que sacas partido de los servicios añadidos incluidos.

La nueva ventaja que Vodafone incluye desde hoy en sus tarifas M y L, tanto Red como One, llega en forma de acuerdo con Coyote Premium, la app de alertas en tiempo real de radares, incidencias de tráfico y asistencia de navegación, disponible tanto para actuales clientes como para los nuevos.

Coyote es un sistema colaborativo de asistencia a la conducción que proporciona información en tiempo real a sus 5 millones de usuarios en Europa mediante el que permite:

  • Recibir avisos sobre la ubicación de radares en España y en Europa (radares fijos, móviles, de tramo, de semáforo, y de cinturón).
  • Anticiparse a cualquier situación de riesgo gracias a la colaboración en tiempo real de los miembros de la comunidad Coyote que avisan de los incidentes de la carretera.
  • Llegar cómodamente a su destino con el avanzado sistema de navegación de la aplicación (cartografía 3D, tecnología “Lane Assist”, recálculo de itinerarios…).
  • Controlar la velocidad gracias a la visualización simultánea de la velocidad del vehículo y el límite permitido.

Un servicio Premium valorado en 8,99 euros mensuales que Vodafone ofrece de manera gratuita durante el primer año para quienes se den de alta en la app Coyote entre el 3 de julio y hasta el 30 de septiembre, activando la promoción desde un enlace que se recibirá vía SMS para validar el descuento que supone un ahorro de más de 100 euros.

Además, gracias al acuerdo alcanzado entre Vodafone y Coyote, una vez disfrutado del servicio sin coste durante el primer año, la cuota mensual pasará a 4,99 euros de manera indefinida, que se cobrará a través de la factura Vodafone para poder disfrutar de un descuento de 4 euros sobre su precio original.

Este nuevo extra adicional de Vodafone incluido en sus tarifas con llamadas ilimitadas será compatible con el resto de beneficios extras como la suscripción a HBO y TV Premium, Chat Zero o el Roaming válido también en EEUU.

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          "We're All A 'Walking Illinois' Now"   

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,

Who needs Russia when the Tweety-Bird-in-Chief is hacking his own presidency into a global joke? Or at least it might be a joke if the USA weren’t such a menace to international order, and to itself, by the way. Interestingly, the 25th amendment allows for the removal of a president from office on account of incompetence or disability, but not for being an embarrassment to the nation.

They may come after him anyway with the 25th, especially as the financial system unravels later this year, because this time, unlike 2008-9, central bank interventions will not avail to rescue the faltering money system from nine years of previous central bank interventions. All it takes is for the “liquidity” flows to seize up and before you know it, there’s no food in the supermarkets because everything in our just-in-time economy is exquisitely calibrated to the sure expectation of getting paid, and when that goes, it all goes.

Then the question arises: well, can’t you just re-start the liquidity flows? Not when the process requires another abracadabra magic act of summoning X-trillions of dollars out of absolutely nothing when the previous X-trillions created out of absolutely nothing are rushing at warp speed into the black hole of deleveraging because it has been discovered that the “loans” they were based on can never be paid back, not in this universe or any number of universes like it. In a word, they’re worthless.

Deleveraging is the polite term economists give to your net worth rapidly evaporating. Liquidity is the polite term for cash money and things denominated in them that can readily be converted into cash money. The problem with the kind of liquidity-creation solution to deleveraging is that it rapidly leads to money itself becoming worthless.

The preview of coming attractions is currently playing out in Illinois — soon to be joined by Connecticut, California, Kentucky, and many other bankrupt states. Illinois is dead broke. It can’t pay the contractors who fix things like roads and storm drains, and supply food to its prisons. It’s over $200-billion deep in pension obligations that will never be honored. Its Medicaid system is a shambles. It doesn’t even have the cash-on-hand to pay lottery winners (what happened to all the cash paid into the lottery by the suckers who didn’t win, which is supposed to pay off the winners?). The state legislature hasn’t passed a budget in three years.

The governor and the mayor of Chicago and everybody else nominally in charge have no idea what they’re going to do about it. Think the federal government is going to just step in and save the day there? They’d have to bail out every other foundering state and that’s just not going to happen, especially with that same federal government about to run out of cash money itself, with no resolution of the debt ceiling controversy that might allow it to even pretend to borrow more money by issuing treasury bonds that are instantly bought by the Federal Reserve — which, of course, is not an official government agency but a private banking consortium contracted to manage the nation’s money.

Do you begin to see the outlines of the clusterfuck rising like a bad moon over the harvest season of 2017? The American people, by and large, have no more idea how false and fragile the financial arrangements of the nation are than the average eight-year-old has about why the re-po squad is towing away Daddy’s Ford-F150. We’re just doing what we always do: gittin’ our summer on. Breaking out the potato salad and the Bud Lites — at least those who have enough mojo left in their MasterCards to charge the party supplies.

An awful lot of Americans must be maxed out, though, people who actually used to work at things and get paid for it. Each one of them is a walking Illinois now, facing each dawning day with a bigger load of problems, more things they can’t pay for, and moving closer to the dreadful day when everything is gone, every chattel, every knickknack, the very roof over their head, and most particularly the belief that they live in a fair and decent society.

So, I wonder what we’re going to do with a Tweety-Bird-in-Chief in the White House when this deal goes down. Stresses and tensions are out there a’buildin’ and the time for being a nation of feckless idiots is drawing to a close. The sad thing is: it wasn’t even fun while it lasted.


          Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2016 - Letter Q   
Disney World Vacation:
  Planning, Prepping, Packing and Postponing a trip of a lifetime and things I learned along the way.

All's QUIET on the Western New York Front: It's Saturday and I am not hearing the usual chatter from Alison. When I am going for just a few days, we are always talking and texting together right up til the last minute. We should be burning up the wi-fi between here and Buffalo.

I call. She sounds all stuffed up. She's had this earache and the headache for over a week. She went to the doctor and got stuff to help her feel better. Doctor thinks it's a sinus infection. Alison is sure she will be better before Wednesday. She is so happy I am coming up early so I can help her pack and do last minute things at her house. She is just so tired.
I leave tomorrow on the train. 

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          Location isn’t everything, What you should consider when building a global workforce   

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          Ongezien: Tim Wellens zal al zijn persoonlijke data met u delen deze Tour…   

“Ik schat dat 98 procent van de renners geen doping gebruikt.” Dat zei Tony Martin donderdag voor de start van de Ronde van Frankrijk. Tim Wellens treedt de Duitse hardrijder bij. Sterker nog, de 26-jarige Truienaar predikt totale transparantie. Vandaar dat de rasaanvaller gedurende drie weken zijn persoonlijke prestatiedata dagelijks zal delen met onze sportredactie. Ongezien en nooit eerder vertoond! De door ons verzamelde gegevens zullen we op vier tijdstippen aan u presenteren: vandaag, voorafgaand aan de openingstijdrit, op de eerste en tweede rustdag en bij aankomst in Parijs. Wat doet een Tour met het menselijk lichaam? Het antwoord leest en ziet u enkel en alleen bij ons!


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          Fr. James Martin's LGBT book: Where it's strong, where it falls short   

Washington D.C., Jun 29, 2017 / 01:10 pm (CNA).- There’s been a lot of chatter about Fr. James Martin’s new book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity,” and given the topic, it’s understandable why. Pope Francis’ call to “encounter” has reinforced the necessity for Catholics to go bring the Gospel to those on the margins. Within American society at large, one of the most visible minorities on the margins are those who experience same-sex attractions or identify as LGBT, and ministry to this community has been of special concern among faithful Catholics in recent years. At the same time, both communities have borne legitimate struggles, as the Church faces pressures to choose between its teachings and public service, and those who identify as LGBT – including celibate Catholics who abide by Church teaching – have for years faced violence, ridicule and discrimination for their attractions.

The book contains many good and practical explanations for why conversations between these groups can come to a standstill. Fr. Martin points out how the scandal of the sex abuse crisis or mistreatment by persons in the Church can make it difficult for members of the LGBT community to listen to the Church’s guidance. Additionally, he explains to members of the LGBT community why it’s important to respect the teaching authority of the Church. Advice like this is clarifying and can help facilitate conversations with more patience and understanding. The book closes with a series of prayers and spiritual reflections, some of which provide a welcome antidote to the Pelagian poisons of our time: Fr. Martin rightfully reinforces God’s love for all his children in a world that places terms and conditions upon our human dignity and worth.

Yes, all of us are sinners and fall short of the glory of God and face the consequences of our actions. But all of us are created in the image and likeness of God; it is not our action or inaction, but God’s grace, which secures our salvation. I can only hope that these reflections provide spiritual fruit for all of the book’s readers who feel rejected, neglected, hurt, or who think their deeds somehow have rendered them unworthy of God’s love, particularly readers who experience same-sex attraction or identify as part of the LGBT community.

However, there were other aspects of the book that were troubling.  

Most of all, I was confused by the book’s avoidance of the Church’s teaching on the Sacrament of marriage, as well as the importance of the gifts of celibacy and chastity for the life of the Church. Likewise, I was baffled by Fr. Martin’s reluctance to acknowledge Catholics who experience same-sex attraction who live in obedience to Church teaching – either through celibacy or in sacramental marriages to persons of the opposite sex. If the purpose of the book is to build a bridge between the Church and the broader LGBT community, why skip over the perspective of those at the crossroads of living a Catholic life and experiencing same-sex attraction?

Eve Tushnet, an author, pro-life activist and Catholic who identifies as a lesbian spoke to similar frustrations, particularly the book’s avoidance of sexual ethics, in her review of Fr. Martin’s book for the Washington Post. “The Catholic sexual ethic is this book’s embarrassing secret. It’s never mentioned, and so the difficulties the teaching itself poses for gay Catholics in our culture are never addressed.”  

Tushnet later continues: “In a culture where everything from pop songs to health insurance urges us to structure our lives around romance and marriage, gay Christians have a chance – or a duty – to show that you can make a life of devotion, joy and mutual sacrifice within celibacy. And straight Christians have a chance not only to live the models we’ve shown them, following the paths we’ve blazed, but to support us when our callings to non-marital love leave us economically or emotionally vulnerable.”

Given the topic, it seemed jarringly incomplete to be denied even a reference to the call of Tushnet and other LGBT Christians trying to live in accord with Church teaching.

After reading, I also found myself wondering about the definitions Fr. Martin lays out, particularly those surrounding identity.

While certainly respect and sensitivity are necessary for any difficult conversation, I can’t help but wonder if Fr. Martin’s fixation on identity as LGBT overlooks Catholics who experience same-sex attraction but do not wish to identify as such. For instance, members of groups such as Courage share experiences of same-sex attraction, yet many choose not to identify as “gay” or “lesbian.” Furthermore, even within the LGBT community, those labels of “gay” and “lesbian” are falling out of use among the Millennial generation, with the terms like “queer” taking their place. If this book is to help bridge an understanding, why limit this conversation to their exclusion?

On top of that, all of these sexual identities – including that of “straight” – are very recent social constructions. This isn’t to say that identities don’t reflect on how we are shaped and encounter the world, or that they cannot be an effective shorthand for describing one’s background or community. Yet, as Pope Benedict XVI wrote while he was still Joseph Ratzinger, “the human person, made in the image and likeness of God, can hardly be adequately described by a reductionist reference to his or her sexual orientation” (or any other temporal identity). While we might claim a given identity – Gentile, Jew, Gay, Straight – they aren’t essential to who we are as children of God, nor should they limit us in doing what the Church, our Mother, asks of us.

Sadly, this point of Church teaching and historical understanding doesn’t come across clearly in Fr. Martin’s book. In one section, Fr. Martin rightly points to the hypocritical “acceptance” of some other groups who publicly disobey Church teaching such as known usurers or those in cohabiting relationships. However, he doesn’t merely call for consistency, but for consistency in acceptance of these forms of public sin. This is problematic for a number of reasons, but most of all because it seems to despair of God’s grace and sells short Christ’s call for all of us to live lives of virtue.

Overall, there are some useful insights in the Building a Bridge’s prayers and descriptions of where many conversations on this topic come to a standstill. And, the book may be a useful tool for a well-formed Catholic who wants a better insight into the LGBT experience, or for a member of that community who wants to understand a neighborhood priest's perspective. However, bridge-building is a difficult task. Hopefully the fruits of this book will prove to be a solid plank, but there is clearly a need for other resources, materials and direction to make up for what is lacking in this book as we seek to span these waters.

 

 


          hübsche und sexy.   
Orchidee77

Alter: 40

Hobbys: chatten, internetsurfen, tanzen, viele.

Aussehen: Finde es selbst heraus

Onlinezeiten: manchmal morgens, nachmittags, abends.

Vorlieben: immer noch chatten und flirten!!!

Beschreibung: Ich bin sensible aber treu. Ich suche ein netten Mann, vielleicht klapt es hier, wer weiss? Ich fuhle mich manchmal langweillig immer alleine. Ich hoffe finde ich jemand der mich richtig interessiert, Damit ich die Liebe wieder genießen kann.


          HAUNTCAST 10 – Ribbed for Her Pleasure   
Hauntcast 10 - "Ribbed for Her Pleasure" Be thrilled, chilled and horrified in this episode featuring an interview with Lauriebeast Franklin the Sculptress of Scare, News From Beyond, a post-East Coast Haunt Club gathering chat with Glenn, Fright Flicks and Horror Reviews, Planning the Haunt in Theater of the Mind, Mad Props [...]

          'Snap Maps' lets predators track kids: Watchdogs   
Snapchat location feature worries watchdogs
           Elég menő Spotify-trükk került a Messengerre: barátaival chatelés közben készíthet közös lejátszási listákat    
Chatelős zenegépként is felfogható az a funkció, amit a Spotify tett a Messengerre: üzenetváltás közben a barátainkkal létrehozhatunk közös lejátszási listákat, amelyeket a beszélgetés minden résztvevője alakíthat.
          Some things you ought to know about Maine’s new national monument   
On Wednesday evening, Lucas St. Clair — president of Elliotsville Plantation Inc. and the man who led the effort to establish a national monument in northern Maine — sat down to chat with me in front of a packed house at the Bangor Public Library. The event was the BDN’s latest Dirigo Speaks event, in […]
          Arranca el 48º Festival de Sitges   

Sitges

Desde hoy y hasta el próximo 18 de octubre se celebra la 48ª edición del SITGES - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, por el que pasarán algunas de las propuestas más interesantes del cine de terror y fantástico del mundo, y que se amplia a la comedia negra o el thriller más trepidante. Este año, el festival arranca con la proyección de 'La Bruja' ('The Witch'), la ópera prima del británico Robert Eggers que le valió el premio a la mejor dirección el el pasado Festival de Sundande.

Este año, la Sección Oficial a concurso de largometrajes está compuesta por 36 títulos entre los cuales se encuentran algunas de las películas más comentadas y esperadas de la próximo temporada. Así, nos topamos con una de las sensaciones del año en Alemania, 'Victoria' de Sebastian Schipper; la española 'Vulcania', ópera prima de José Skaf; 'Knock Knock' de Eli Roth, con Keanu Reeves y Ana de Armas como protagonistas; 'Macbeth' de Justin Kurzel o 'Cementery of Splendour' de Apichatpong Weerasethakul, entre muchísimas otras.

'Victoria' 'Victoria' de Sebastian Schipper

Además, como cada año, el festival rendirá homenaje a un buen puñado de profesionales del cine que han sido exponentes claros del cine fantástico. Entre los homenajeados de este año se encuentran Nicolas Winding Rifn, Oliver Stone, Terry Jonnes y Sion Sono, entre otros.

Aquí podéis ver la lista completa de películas de la Sección Oficial:

  • 'As the Gods Will' de Takashi Miike
  • 'Baskin' de Can Evrenol
  • 'Bone Tomahawk' de S. Craig Zahler
  • 'Cemetery of Splendour' de Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • 'Cop Car' de Jon Watts
  • 'Demon' de Marcin Wrona
  • 'El cadáver de Anna Fritz' de Hèctor Hernández Vicens
  • 'Endorphine' de André Turpin
  • 'February' de Osgood Perkins
  • 'Frankenstein' de Bernard Rose
  • 'Green Room' de Jeremy Saulnier
  • 'I Am a Hero' de Shinsuke Sato
  • 'Journey to the shore' de Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • 'Knock Knock' de Eli Roth
  • 'Le tout noveau testament' de Jaco van Dormael
  • 'Ludo' de Nikon, Q
  • 'Macbeth' de Justin Kurzel
  • 'Maggie' de Henry Hobson
  • 'Miss Hokusai' de Keiichi Hara
  • 'Parasyte' de Takashi Yamazaki
  • 'Parasyte Part 2' de Takashi Yamazaki
  • 'Schneider vs. Bax' de Alex van Warmerdam
  • 'Tag' de Sion Sono
  • 'The Boy' de Craig Macneill
  • 'The Devil's Candy' de Sean Byrne
  • 'The Final Girls' de Todd Strauss-Schulson
  • 'The Gift' de Joel Edgerton
  • 'The Hallow' de Corin Hardy
  • 'The Invitation' de Karyn Kusama
  • 'The Survivalist' de Stephen Fingleton
  • 'Turbo Kid' de Anouk Whissell, François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell
  • 'Victoria' de Sebastian Schipper
  • 'Vulcania' de José Skaf
  • 'We are Still Here' de Ted Geoghegan
  • 'What We Become (aka Sorgenfri)' de Bo Mikkelsen
  • 'Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld' de Takashi Miike

          Rwanda: Le rôle des banques dans le génocide rwandais   
[RFI] C'est une première en France : la banque BNP Paribas est visée par une plainte pour complicité de crime contre l'humanité au Rwanda. L'association Sherpa, le Collectif des parties civiles pour le Rwanda et l'ONG Ibuka accusent la banque d'avoir permis l'achat d'armes utilisées ensuite par les génocidaires.
          Kommentar zu WhatsApp und das Adressbuch-Problem von et   
Bei Threema lässt sich der Adressbuchabgleich zumindest abschalten. Was keine Empfehlung für Threema sein soll. XMPP und Conversations (Chatsecure für ios) ist zu Empfehlen.
          Barx: month end flows   

From the FXWW Chatroom: Medium USDJPY selling Mild cable demand Mild USDCAD selling Mild AUD demand EUR neutral View the latest market information in the FXWW Chatroom with a free trial.

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          FX Option expiries for today’s Friday June 30 NY cut (10:00 NY, 15:00 London)   

From the FXWW Chatroom: *EUR/USD: $1.1200-05(E1.0bn), $1.1250(E451mn), $1.1300(E462mn), $1.1360(E808mn), $1.1374-75(E430mn), $1.1450(E698mn) *USD/JPY: Y110.50($868mn), Y112.00($382mn), *EUR/JPY: Y124.25(E700mn), Y124.75(E460mn), Y126.75(E460mn) *AUD/USD: $0.7550(A$511mn) ————————————- Large option expiries for next week *USD/JPY: Jul11 Y115.00($1.48bn) *GBP/USD: Jul3 $1.2630-40(Gbp820mn) *EUR/GBP: Jul11 Gbp0.8775-79(E1.05bn) *AUD/USD: Jul4 $0.7700(A$1.48bn) View the latest market information in the FXWW Chatroom with a free trial.

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          Citi: Spot CAD – The big show   

From the FXWW Chatroom: We’ll cut straight to the point today: Coming up in Canada we have both the April GDP print, and the Business Outlook Survey. While it remains important, I think today the BOS will actually trump the GDP print. The survey is conducted by the BoC and Poloz has seen it, so […]

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          RAKAA IRISCIENCE of DILATED PEOPLES & DJ CHATA-BOKZ INTERVIEW   
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Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples Interview by DJ CHata-Bokz
          Sunday Salon: Puppy Breath   
 Good afternoon bloggy friends!  I have been way off the radar this week, preparing for the arrival of The Fluffy Sweet One.  It was hard for me to concentrate.  I worked out, did some yard work, a doctor appointment or two, a meeting at the school for the son (you know, because it isn't a good school year without a couple of these!).  My daughter, husband and I took off Friday morning for North Carolina (ugh, 9 long hours, I'm not a good road trip person), and got there around dinner time.  The puppy nanny and her daughter came to our hotel so we could meet Brody and his siblings.  On Saturday morning we went to the breeder's house to absorb a million tips and facts about these dogs, get a grooming lesson, and away we went.  The ride back took a little longer because we stopped at Starbucks and subsequently my daughter had to stop and pee about 5 times.  But sweet boy was great.  He just passed out in the back seat and slept the whole way.  Little puffy pumpkin butt.





He has done very well so far.  He slept through the night in his crate without a peep, and has only had a couple of potty accidents.  Today we met some of my friends and played with a friend's dog.  I'd forgotten about how puppies are like toddlers and get into everything!  My daughter is so good with him, though, and has been a huge help.

Are you tired of hearing about the dog at this point?  LOL.

As you can imagine, if I've been distracted before now, at this point I'm totally over the edge.  I was barely able to get this written!  Things will settle down eventually, once he gets older and in a routine.  I look forward to long walks with him, which will help with audios!

I finished "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman on audio this week, and it was very sweet.  It was sort of a nice mix of humor and poignance.  It had some very serious, sad issues but you finish the book feeling warm inside.  I'm now just starting "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng for one of my book clubs this month.

In print I finally finished "Where All the Light Tends To Go" by David Joy.  This was an excellent debut novel about a 19 year-old boy living in Appalachia.   Extremely dark and heartbreaking, but what do you expect with that setting?  I've now started "You" by Caroline Kepnes, a really twisted story about a stalker.  Really intriguing and easy to read though!

We are headed out to a Superbowl party tonight, and while it is a fun event, it is hard to really focus on the game because there are so many people.  And I'd rather hold my puppy and watch at home but we must make an appearance.

Bear with me on the obsessive chatter about the dog, and the lack of visitation to your blogs.  I'll get there!  Hope everyone has had a great Sunday!         




          Foto de Paris Jackson en Tinychat (2012)   

          Videos de Paris Jackson en Tinychat (7 de Agosto 2012).   

El día de ayer 7 de Agosto 2012 Paris Jackson estuvo en tinychat con unas amigas. Aquí los videos:
 
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