|Effects of iron limitation on CO2-sensitivity of Southern Ocean phytoplankton communities|| Conference -Talk Hoppe, C. J. M. , Hassler, C. , Payne, C. D. , Tortell, P. D. , Rost, B. and Trimborn, S. (2012) Effects of iron limitation on CO2-sensitivity of Southern Ocean phytoplankton communities , SCAR open science conference, Portland, Oregon, USA, 16 July 2012 - 19 July 2012 . hdl:10013/epic.39800 |
|Implications of observed inconsistencies in carbonate chemistry measurements for ocean acidification studies|| Article Hoppe, C. J. M. , Langer, G. , Rokitta, S. D. , Wolf-Gladrow, D. A. and Rost, B. (2012) Implications of observed inconsistencies in carbonate chemistry measurements for ocean acidification studies , Biogeosciences, 9 , pp. 2401-2405 . doi:10.5194/bg-9-2401-2012 |
|Commentaires sur Self-ownership par Jacques Attali’s interview: « Communication long term future lies with cognitive sciences » – 3 COM||[…] should stay the owner of its data and be able to unplug the system [NDLR : cf. Self ownership http://blogs.lexpress.fr/attali/2013/02/18/self-ownership/ […]|
|Commentaires sur Etre propriétaire de soi par Interview Jacques Attali (2013) « Le grand avenir de la Communication est dans les Sciences Cognitives » – 3 COM||[…] Donc je crois qu’il y a une vraie réflexion à mener et une bataille politique, sur le fait que chacun doive rester propriétaire de ses données et pouvoir débrancher le système [NDLR : cf. Chronique être propriétaire de soi – http://blogs.lexpress.fr/attali/2013/02/18/etre-proprietaire-de-soi/ ] […]|
|Second Language Learning: The Science Behind It||A good way to motivate yourself to learn a second language is to understand some of the scientific research about second language acquisition and how it effects the brain. There is still a decent amount of debate about the critical period to learn a language. Some researchers say that the “critical period” for second language […]|
|Windows System Administrator - Zurka Interactive||Washington, DC - Join a sharp, fun team doing challenging work supporting world class science and technology. At the Center for Computational Science at the US Naval Research Laboratory you'll be part of a team responsible for providing Windows platform administration.|
|Active Directory Administrator - Zurka Interactive||Washington, DC - Join a sharp, fun team doing challenging work supporting world class science and technology. At the Center for Computational Science at the US Naval Research Laboratory you'll be part of a team responsible for providing Windows platform administration.|
|Probiotic beer created at Singapore university has 'commercial potential'|
Researchers in Singapore who have created a probiotic beer are on the lookout for industry partners to launch the product to consumers. Under the supervision of Associate Professor Liu Shao Quan from the National University of Singapore Food Science and Technology Programme, student Chan Mei Zhi Alcine has spent nine months creating a recipe that achieves the optimal count of live probiotics in the beer.
|University Arts & Sciences Instructor (Humanities) - Northern Lights College - Dawson Creek, BC||And to candidates who possess additional, relevant work experience beyond the. NLC’s University Arts and Sciences program on the Dawson.... $46,580 - $52,847 a year|
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|Maturity Size of the Female Population of Certain Commercial Prawns from Bombay|| Kagwade, P V (1980) Maturity Size of the Female Population of Certain Commercial Prawns from Bombay. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 9 (4). pp. 294-295. |
|EPA Head Scott Pruitt Reportedly Launching Program to ‘Critique’ Climate Science||The EPA chief has repeatedly rejected claims of mainstream climate science|
|Life Sciences Consulting Manager - KEYRUS BIOPHARMA - Lasne||Developing a broad network of candidates with the help of the recruiters,. To reinforce our Consulting business unit, we are looking to hire *a Life Sciences...|
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|Feds’ commend Government on investment in global agriscience||Press Release – Federated Farmers The announcement today, made by Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee, is a progressive step that will drive science and innovation in the agriculture sector.Feds’ commend Government on investment in global agriscience Federated Farmers commends the Government on investment of $11 million towards global agricultural research. The announcement today, made by Foreign […]|
|‘A Perfect Three for Three’: Emmanuel Faculty Members Awarded $1...|| |
Emmanuel College in June secured nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF), advancing the College’s reputation as a force in...
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|Humanities partnered with science will inspire good business for Australia|
Tony Golsby-Smith makes the case for investing in the Humanities. Here Tony talks with Linda Mottram on ABC radio after writing a piece for the Australian Financial Review
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|Comment on Keith Darrell: Shattering Hearts of Stone by Concerned Christian||Kieth has often come to my university, the University of Idaho, and incited little but hateful arguments and crass insults. When asked about specific bible verses, and to compare them to other translations or interpretations to better understand the meaning of any one translation, he resorted to calling the science of translation as "a semantic tool of liberals". When anyone with legitimate knowledge of the Bible asked him any sort of question, he immediately would say that, "these are what I'm here to fight against; those who think they know the truth when there is no truth but the Bible." Now, obviously this is no way to answer legitimate questions, but what was more shocking was the fact that he would take time then afterwards to insult the individual who asked the question in a relentlessly cruel and ignorant manner. He accused people of having evil parents, he accused the entire audience of being rapists and sexual abusers, he told myself and others that he "could just tell" that we were abused as kids, and then proceeded to tell us that we had deserved it for turning away from the God that we must surely have known since birth. What's more, his knowledge of the actual bible seems greatly lacking, as myself and other students were forced to ask him about claims he was making which were unsupported by the Biblical text. For example, he told a colleague of mine that because my colleague was formerly Christian and turned away, he could never receive repentance even if he returned to living life the way the Bible dictates. This is obviously not supported in the text, let alone an incredibly unprofessional, rude, and blatantly uneducated thing to say. If your intention within this organization is to spread God's word, I suggest you either lean upon a stronger speaker, or simply redirect him to the text which he is supposedly preaching. What's more, Keith had a long tangent about his own childhood traumas which he has actively suppressed which make me incredibly sad for him. There are an innumerable many Christians who understand that without coming to peace with the psychological battle within, one can never truly live the life of God though. Living as God tells you comes from pure love of God, not a twisted vengeance towards their abuser through God's wrath, or using faith to validate self-denigrating thoughts and actions.|
|Between Then and Now|
It's been almost six months since I last blog, and this morning I thought to myself if I don't start again then I would forever lose my interest in lady macaron...and there are a lot of macaron bakers these days in Jakarta but you know what gotta stay true to yourself right...
Two of my closest friends, Revka & Putri with Minami whom I just met this week.Work has been fun, intense, and has its up and downs but most of the time is really FUN/ no joke. I had my first year anniversary at work on the 21st of October, didn't really celebrate it but I had some terrifying thoughts of what I've achieved in the past year and whether this has all been worth it. Now that I'm slowly writing and contemplating my thoughts...let's see...
One of the things I love to do is exercise, and sweat it all out. It keeps me sane and it really does lift my moody mood 'slightly'. As strange as it may look I run around the pool in my ghetto 80s aerobic get-up every morning. Bikram Yoga is also a luxury and when you have the time, DO IT!As much as my conscience is oppose to what I do at work, I am having a blast...it whispers at night, asking me why am I doing this when my passion since I was growing up is making beautiful clothes..designing, finding inspirations, and being alone in a studio...cutting fabrics, jotting down ideas and befriending my own thoughts... So you might ask what is it that I actually do at work?
university of Potato Head as my mom calls it, when you graduate out of it, then you can practically conquer anything the world kicks back at ya! It is a Restaurant & Bar in Jakarta and it's one of the best place in town for cocktail, food, ambiance and everything else in one cool capsule. My second home...as I tell the occasional strangers and friends who frequently ask me "Are you here everyday? everyday??!!! really EVERDAY???!!!!
This is an example of our flyer, we have a graphic team who designed the image, but all the context and ideas all comes from Potato Head.
My morning routine usually starts with me walking in to the bar- straight to the end of the bench, put my laptop on the round table, my bags down and mobile phone next to my mac. I checked the reservations for today, see if all the promotional flyers we currently have are on display on each and every tables. Then off I check my emails again... Although my business card says Public Relation Manager, I also manage our internal events with my tight-knit team and our director is very much involved in all the initial ideas right on through the implementations. As anyone successful in their profession would say communication is essential and I can't agree more. Used to be my biggest challenge as I tend to keep things inside emotionally and not let everyone worry or get stressed out but in the end it didn't help much...
This is Glass Candy performing Live at Potato Head on Saturday Nov. 6th. Ida No and Johnny Jewel of Glass Candy/Chromatics rocks! The most down to earth guy and Ida No danced her spirit away...They're a cool band I think, very psychedelic and different than the mainstream, however I find the music market here is either categorized as the indie young kids or the older types who goes for David Foster and friends...I still haven't figured out what the "yuppies" are into, and it's a challenge to bring artists here that would appeal to Potato Head young adult audience. Or perhaps they just don't care?
Since I love to write, I do most of the writing for the promotional flyers, I'm not an experienced copywriter, I have no background in professional writing, but fortunately I have a very good boss who is very articulate and checks what I write, corrects them and revise things to sound more edgy and appropriate. I make sure they are printed on time to be distributed and we do a big event check list to make sure when the artists come to town we are prepared for the big day. Why I'm still doing what I'm doing is because you get an instant self gratification when the event that your team and yourself spend so much on preparing and promoting does very well. It's jam packed, our guests are enjoying the music, cocktails, food, ambiance and at the end of the day you know it is a successful event and judged by the target sales the restaurant achieved. If I go back to being a fashion designer, there's an indefinite process of being shelled in a studio, spending similar long hours on a collection/project and at the end of the show can you really tell that the audience will love it, buy them and stocks them in their boutique. Do I want to go back living my days running around town looking for fabrics, chasing my tailor, going back and forth perfecting the right cut and at the end of the day will they sell? and it all comes down to how much do I want all that back...
This is the plan of what the shop one fine day will look like. With installations, pop up projects, artist exhibitions, and challenging the classic notion of the shopper experience. A gallery, a shared space or just a cool boutique all in one. Emotion is a big thing for me, to feel all your senses juxtaposing in all directions when you enter the space, intimidated, awed and shocked. Surprised, happy and sad.
I still have so much to learn from Potato Head, as I said I have not graduated yet, it is still a learning process and I love love love everyone at work. Why would I quit now when there are still so many things I can challenge myself, give myself more responsibilities, test my strength and lead a bigger team...Potato Head has open doors for me, I've been introduced to so many people in different genres of music, art and fashion. It's been whirlwind year, and people say I work too much, maybe sometimes I do and I need to spend more time alone and go out with my friends more often. Hopefully by getting back to writing here I can balance my life more productively and emotionally.
This is Potato Head Beach Club Bali, my brother and his partner current BIG PROJECT. A massive space with three restaurants, bars and a basement concept store (MY SECRET PROJECT). Measuring 150sqm the shop will sell everything from fashion to furniture. Think Merci in Paris, Corso Como in Italy and Anthropologie in LA. Yes that is my personal aim that it will be a shopper destination in Bali promoting Indonesian designers and produce.
So you might ask me now, am I happy, I don't know, am I enjoying my job, yes I am...isn't there a quote that goes something like if a man does not love his job than it is the saddest thing in the world...or what makes life worth living if a man does not love his job....and I could only use my brother as the perfect example. His work is his life, they embodies his spirit, joy, excitement, sadness, all the five senses and he lives for his work. And because they are all his passions and hobbies, everyone always tell me that "Oh your brother never works, or he should start doing some real job" and gosh I can tell you I hear that almost every day. But you know what now that I think about it, he doesn't need to show that he 'works' the conventional way to people because he only has himself and God to prove and the results is proven at the end of the day.
So salut to him and his partner who I have the utmost respect...and what I can only advise to you and myself having doubts at work is...
To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. Pearl S. Buck.
My fountain of youth is having smoother skin and slimmer figure then I can say I am truly happy...ha ha ha
|Primary Historical Sources in the Classroom: Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science|
A collection of modules for teaching and learning by 'reading the masters'
|Kommentar zu Four Horsemen ▶ Die 4 Reiter der Apokalypse ▶ (Beeindruckende, preisgekrönte Doku, deutsch) von Four Horsemen ▶ Die 4 Reiter der Apokalypse ▶ (Beeindruckende, preisgekrönte Doku, deutsch) | Wissenschaft3000 ~ science3000 | Willibald66's Blog/Website-Marketing24/Verbraucherberatung||[…] Quelle: Four Horsemen ▶ Die 4 Reiter der Apokalypse ▶ (Beeindruckende, preisgekrönte Doku, deutsch) | W… […]|
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|Kommentar zu Merkel & Honecker – Gemeinsamer Plan zum Untergang der BRD ?! von Merkel & Honecker – Gemeinsamer Plan zum Untergang der BRD ?! | Wissenschaft3000 ~ science3000 | Willibald66's Blog/Website-Marketing24/Verbraucherberatung||[…] Quelle: Merkel & Honecker – Gemeinsamer Plan zum Untergang der BRD ?! | Wissenschaft3000 ~ science3000 […]|
|EPA launches new unit to 'critique' climate science||The new program will allow for scientific discussion outside of normal peer-to-peer reviews|
|The Martian by Andy Weir||This is a tale of raw, basic survival in a rough terrain. One man, abandoned on Mars.|
We read this for the library's book discussion, and many readers were surprised by how much they liked it. It's more about science than about science-fiction. There aren't ray guns and alien life forms; instead it's about one human surviving because he knows how to do advanced chemistry.
Mark Watney isn't about to give up, despite insurmountable odds. Not enough water? Chemistry! Not enough food? Botany! No communication? Rocks!
I have seen the Matt Damon movie, and it's very good. It's not quite the same, but honestly both stand up pretty well on their own (or even in comparison).
I highly recommend this one, even if you're not into advanced science and especially if you don't enjoy sci-fi. It's a captivating story, and you don't have to understand every formula to understand what a creative thinker the character (hell - the author!) is to persevere in these situations.
|Price Drop: Fourth Grade Learning Games School Edition||Fourth Grade Learning Games School Edition|
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Fourth Grade Learning Games has 13-games, including English, Math and Science games. It is perfect for all fourth graders to help them develop important skills to top their grade 4 class. Learning the basics has never been made this fun and easy. With a variety of carefully designed activities to choose from, your kids will surely enjoy studying as much as playing. With the cute character, Bunny, this learning tool teaches fractions, factors, spelling games, adjectives and nouns, parts of the body, abbreviations, matter, trivia, decimals, and many more! Parents can participate by being involved in coaching and monitoring how well their kids are doing in each of the activity. Be amazed at how easy this rabbit adventure of fourth grade learning will make. Help your child become the top of their class by mastering all the activities in this app. What a fantastic time of learning! Let the bunny motivate your child with positive encouragement and playful music. Activities include are: 1. Abbreviations – Covers the basic abbreviations in the English Language 2. Adjectives and Nouns – Helps the student identify the adjective that best describes the noun 3. Capital Letters – Proper use of capitalization is vital for Grade 4 students as they learn formal writing. 4. Sentences – Rearrange the words to make meaningful sentences 5. Spelling – Spell the word or identify the right spelling of the word 6. Synonyms and Antonyms – Identify words that mean the same or opposite 7. Matter ...
|Feedback: The university offering a class on calling bullshit||Your first step toward a BSc on BS? Plus: the origins of ack-ack, Germans take clippers to the dictionary, women immortalised by science, and more|
|Diplom-Ingenieur /in oder Master of Science für die Sektion „Geophysik“||Das Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung ist eine von der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Freien Hansestadt Bremen und den Ländern Brandenburg und Schleswig-Holstein getragene Forschungseinrichtung mit rund 1.000 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern. In einem breiten multidisziplinären Ansatz betreiben wir Polar- und Meeresforschung und leisten dabei im Verbund mit zahlreichen universitären und außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen einen wichtigen Beitrag zur globalen Umwelt-, Erdsystem- und Paläoklimaforschung.
Das AWI gehört zu den weltweit führenden Institutionen, die kontinuierlich Fächersonardaten in der Arktis und Antarktis erheben. Die bereits vorhandene umfangreiche bathymetrische Datenbank für beide Polarregionen soll auch in der Zukunft kontinuierlich ergänzt bzw. im Rahmen von internationalen Kooperationen zur Verfügung gestellt werden. Aufgrund einer Neubesetzung im Rahmen der Haushaltsfinanzierung sucht der Fachbereich „Geowissenschaften“ für die Sektion „Geophysik“ ab sofort eine/n
Diplom-Ingenieur /in oder Master of Science
in Geomatik, Geodäsie oder Geoinformatik (bevorzugt mit dem fachlichen Schwerpunkt Hydrographie) Aufgaben:
Durchführung bathymetrischer Vermessungen mit den Fächersonarsystemen der großen Forschungsschiffe des Institutes. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf Arbeiten in den Polargebieten mit FS Polarstern. Das Anforderungsprofil deckt den gesamten Workflow, von der Messung über die Datenbearbeitung/Datenvisualisierung bis hin zur dauerhaften Archivierung der Daten, ab. Im Detail ergeben sich folgende Aufgaben: • Technische Betreuung des Fächersonarsystems auf Polarstern • Planung und Durchführung der Vermessung, Bearbeitung der Daten und Erstellung von Arbeitskarten zur Unterstützung der weiteren wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten an Bord • Enge Zusammenarbeit mit marin-geologisch, geophysikalisch, biologisch und hydrographisch arbeitenden Gruppen im Rahmen der am AWI angesiedelten wissenschaftlichen Programme • Erstellung von bathymetrischen Karten aus digitalen Geländemodellen für weiterführende Interpretationen • Fortführung des IT-Konzeptes für die Erfassung und Bearbeitung der Sonardaten an Bord und für die Bearbeitung und Archivierung der Daten im Institut • Betreuung und Pflege der Hard- und Software der zugehörigen Rechnersysteme an Bord und im Institut Voraussetzungen:
Diplom oder Master of Science in Geomatik, Geodäsie oder Geoinformatik (bevorzugt mit dem fachlichen Schwerpunkt Hydro-graphie) • Erfahrung in der Durchführung von hydrographischen Vermessungen • Gute Kenntnisse der Softwareprogramme Caris HIPS/SIPS, IVS Fledermaus und ESRI ArcGis • Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift • Bereitschaft und Eignung zur Teilnahme an mehrmonatigen Schiffsexpeditionen • Gute Kenntnisse des Betriebssystems MS Windows sowie Erfahrung in der Arbeit mit Computern unter einem Unix oder Linux Betriebssystem • Kenntnisse mindestens einer Programmiersprache als Grundlage für die Pflege vorhandener Software und zur Erstellung eigener einfacher Programm Weitere fachliche Informationen erhalten Sie bei Herrn Boris Dorschel (email@example.com). Die Stelle ist auf zwei Jahre befristet mit der Option auf Entfristung. Die Vergütung ist abhängig von Ihrer Qualifikation sowie den Ihnen übertragenen Aufgaben bis zu Entgeltgruppe 13 möglich und richtet sich nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Bundes (TVöD-Bund). Der Dienstort ist Bremerhaven. Wir bieten ein multidisziplinäres internationales und spannendes Arbeitsumfeld mit flexibler Arbeitszeit, modernstem Forschungsequipment und einer erstklassigen Infrastruktur. Das AWI strebt die Erhöhung der Anzahl unserer Mitarbeiterinnen mit (Fach-) Hochschulabschluss an und fordert daher Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher fachlicher und persönlicher Eignung bevorzugt. Über verschiedene Maßnahmen wird gezielt die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie gefördert. Aufgrund unserer familienbewussten Personalpolitik wurde uns das Zertifikat zum Audit „Beruf und Familie“ verliehen. Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse und Tätigkeitsnachweise; Referenzliste) unter Angabe der Kennziffer 99/G/Geo-tt bis zum 15. August 2017 per E-Mail (alle Unterlagen in einer PDF-Datei kombiniert) an: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Philippe Richert réagit au décès de Simone Veil|
Simone Veil vient de s’éteindre, à Paris, à la veille de son quatre-vingt-dixième anniversaire. Avec elle, la République perd l’une de ses figures les plus attachantes et l’une de ses consciences les plus aiguisées. Elle aura marqué notre temps par son courage, par la force de ses convictions, mais également par la hauteur à laquelle […]
|En búsqueda del sentido|
Una vida si propósito es una vida sin felicidad, afirma La Mère en su escrito sobre Educación. 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.
Información extraída de la película En búsqueda del sentido.
 Education. Sri Aurobindo Asharam Trust 1981-2008.Pondichéry.
|Researchers use lasers to display ‘true’ 3-D objects|
3-D displays, once only found in science fiction, are now closer to reality using a 3-D volumetric display where viewers can see images in three dimensions without the use of special glasses or filters. Lasers are used to create blue photons, which can be manipulated along X, Y, and Z axes to create an image in the shape of an item of interest. The device is additionally unique in its brightness and display.
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|Unstoppable Wasp: A Hero Apart|
Trying to come back from her first true failure since her escape to the outside world, Nadia can just pack it in, just crumple under the pressure. Or she can reject the notion that a setback makes one a failure. Nadia has never been quite what anyone expected and with Janet Van Dyne in her corner, she will show the world exactly what she is made of in UNSTOPPABLE WASP #8, available August 2!
We found Jeremy Whitley aiding in the clean-up of broken dreams and he gladly walked us through the qualities that make Nadia a different kind of hero.
OPTIMISM: “Like a number of Marvel heroes, Nadia has a dark beginning,” the writer recalls. “She is born and raised in the Red Room where she is forced to train as an assassin and then a mad scientist. She has every right to be a character who is angry and dark. What sets Nadia apart is that she has consciously decided not to be either of those things. Nadia is a bright spot in and often dim and dangerous world.”
“Honestly, I think this is made all that much more notable by her position as a scientist,” he continues. “Scientists in comics and movies are so often projected as the doom and gloom type, projecting the end of the world or causing it. Nadia sees science in the way early comics like Fantastic Four and Tales to Astonish did, as a means to do amazing things.”
SHE LIVED THROUGH TRAGEDY WITHOUT BEING DEFINED BY IT: “There are characters whose entire arc as both heroes and people are defined by something that happened to them,” points out Whitley. “Nadia is not that person. She rescued herself from her captors and made the choice to get away from that life. She has chosen to embrace her genius and her gifts as a scientist and use those not for the nefarious causes for which she was trained, but to save and change the world.”
“You won’t catch Nadia lurking in the shadows or posing on top of any churches in the rain,” the writer elaborates. “That’s not her thing.”
HER LINEAGE: “One of the funnest things about Nadia is that her family ties her so closely in the Marvel Universe and the Avengers specifically, but Nadia is new to the whole thing,” Whitley asserts. “Both her father and her step-mother are founding Avengers whose origins were penned by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. You can’t get much more Marvel than that. So to see her explore this inheritance of excitement and adventure is fantastic, while she is still able to give an outsider’s view to some of the stranger things in the Marvel U.”
SHE ADMIRES SUPER HEROES FOR THEIR MINDS: “Nadia is not really familiar with superheroes as superheroes, outside of her own family,” explains the writer. “What she knows about superheroes are the things she has learned from studying scientific papers. So while Nadia doesn’t even know who Daredevil is when he shows up in issue #6 and is unfamiliar with the superhero known as Mockingbird, she is instantly overcome with excitement upon meeting Doctor Doom and has an overwhelming sense of hero worship for Bobbi Morse, not as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. but as a scientist. Picture Kamala Khan, but instead of reading comics her whole life, she’s been reading scientific papers.”
SHE NATURALLY SEEKS FRIENDSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP: “Nadia has been alone her whole life,” states Whitley. “She’s tried to make friends, like Ying, but the Red Room is run to make that intentionally difficult. As much as she wants to be a hero, she also wants to make friends. I guess she’s an anti-Wolverine in a way. He’s the habitual loner that somehow gets dragged onto a team, she’s the social butterfly who’s been forced to work alone for far too long.”
“Part of this issue for Nadia as well is the desire to form a lab,” he adds. “She knows that a good lab should have a diversity of experiences and specialties. She has no urge to be at the head of a group, so much as to raise up the girls around her. She wants them to all get the means they need to do what they want to do and the recognition they deserve for being geniuses.”
SHE THINKS OF SUPER HEROISM AS THE SIDE JOB: “Well, for Nadia, being a hero isn’t just about what you do when you have the costume on,” reveals the writer. “Sure, that’s part of it, but bigger than that is the influence you have on the world. She knows that as The Unstoppable Wasp she may be able to save the day in the moment and prevent calamity, but Nadia and G.I.R.L. can make the kind of changes that save the world in a more permanent and meaningful way. Basically, Nadia feels like she inherited heroism, but G.I.R.L. is her personal mission.”
|Schooling Spider-Man: Marvel Adventures|
One of the best parts about being a comic reader? Bringing new fans into the fold! Comics might not be exclusively for kids anymore, but there remain plenty of all-ages books to share with children and other new readers including MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN!
Renowned creators like Jeff Parker, Sean McKeever, Mike Norton, Zeb Wells, Peter David, Fred Van Lente, Pop Mhan, Ryan Stegman Todd Dezago, Roger Langridge, Paul Tobin, and Chris Samnee all jumped in at various times to tell tales starring not only Spider-Man, but also a variety of other characters from the Marvel Universe! Instead of fully re-telling the original Stan Lee and Steve Ditko stories, these take cues from those while branching out in new directions along the way. The first issue covered the origin while the next two pitted the Web-Slinger against the Sinister Six and the fourth teamed up Spidey and Human Torch first to fight a guy called Street and then the giant monster Goom!
No matter the threat he faced or the fellow heroes he met up with, Peter Parker balanced all of that with the usual life of a high school science genius whose classmates just don’t understand him. In other words, MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN worked with all of the building blocks of Spider-Man without getting too dark.
Whether you get your hands on the original issues, trades, or the digital versions, these stories make for a fun and exciting entry-point for new readers. In addition to getting to know the basics of Spider-Man and the Marvel Universe, they also offer a great entry course in the ways of actually reading comics.
A Tangled Web
If you’re looking for even more all-ages Spider-Man goodness, go on and check out this book’s precursors: MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN and MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP. You can also look for the more recent MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN comic that takes its cues from the Disney XD animated series.
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|Spider-Man Returns as Vulture Attacks ‘Marvel Avengers Academy’|
Spider-Man and some of his spectacular friends swing back to “Marvel Avengers Academy” as Peter’s other school—the Midtown School of Science and Technology—prepares for their homecoming celebration. But the villainous Vulture has other ideas! He launches an attack on both learning institutions and it’ll take everyone at the Academy—plus some new pals Peter’s made over the last year—to thwart his plan and save the dance.
We sat down with Allen Warner, Lead Narrative Designer at TinyCo, to learn everything Spidey brings with him in this latest event.
Marvel.com: What’s bringing the web-head and his spider-powered crew back to “Avengers Academy”?
Allen Warner: At the end of our previous Multiverse event, we learned that someone had been scavenging Maestro’s collection of “trophies” for tech and weapons, along with various labs and superhuman battle sites across New York. Nick Fury tasked Spider-Man with finding the perpetrator, and he’s coming back to report what he’s found. It also coincides with the homecoming dance at the Midtown School of Science and Technology, so Spidey will be bringing the party to Avengers Academy, and bugging everyone for dating advice.
Marvel.com: Why is Vulture so set on laying waste to Midtown Sci-Tech and the Academy?
Allen Warner: Vulture is a brilliant scientist and inventor, but was turned down by both Avengers Academy and Midtown Sci-Tech after being accused of stealing other students’ tech and ideas to further his own goals. He feels like his fellow super-scientists don’t respect him, and the entire world is conspiring against him, so he starts using tech and weapons found in various superhuman battle sites to rebuild and repurpose mechanical monstrosities into things like an army of Vulture-ized Octobots. He wants power and respect, and he’ll destroy everyone and everything at both Avengers Academy and Midtown Sci-Tech to get it.
Marvel.com: The event district gives us a peek at Peter’s life outside the Academy; what new things will players discover?
Allen Warner: The event district is Midtown Sci-Tech itself, decked out for homecoming. It’s completely different than anything we’ve done before, and really cool because it brings a lot of fun, school flavor the campus. Unfortunately, Vulture shows up to ruin the party, so he’s perched atop the school with his prisoners and minions, plotting his attack on Avengers Academy.
Marvel.com: And the event building carves out a space for one particular Spider-heroine…
Allen Warner: Yes, we’re big Spider-Gwen fans over here too, so we wanted her to share the spotlight. The event building is a multi-tiered punk rock venue where Gwen and some surprise guests are going to perform, and throw their own brand of homecoming bash. The building represents Gwen really well with its gleaming white exteriors, colorful neon blue and pink graffiti, a unique stage and dance floor, and some other really cool surprises.
Marvel.com: How will players battle Vulture and his refurbished Octobot army?
Allen Warner: Players will battle Vulture’s tech on the campus as a team, while battling Vulture himself, and a couple of foes he’s tricked into fighting by his side. Part of his plan is to create chaos and keep the heroes busy by setting Symbiotes loose in New York, so your heroes will also battle in the streets of New York to protect the city.
Marvel.com: What new faces will join the Academy—and the fight against Vulture—as Peter calls on more of his friends from across the multiverse?
Allen Warner: A really cool collection of various Spider-Heroes, amazing friends, and one grumpy newspaper publisher. Players will be able to recruit Silver Sable, Spider-Girl, Agent Venom, J. Jonah Jameson, and Silk. J. Jonah Jameson was really popular as a cameo character during our first Spider-Man event, and I’d forgotten how fun he is to write until this event came around. His personality is great to bounce off of the students, and I can’t wait for everyone to see his visual upgrades. Silver Sable is one of my favorite Spidey characters. She looks amazing, and is a cool fit alongside some of the spies and mercenaries running around the school. Agent Venom is one of the most awesome Symbiotes, and he brings something completely unique to the table, and of course [his alter ego] Flash [Thompson] and Peter Parker have a classic rivalry. Spider-Girl and Silk are two of the coolest spider-powered characters in my opinion. They both were very close to making the cut in our first Spider-Man event, so I’m really excited to see them finally make it into “Avengers Academy.” As always, our art and animation teams have knocked it out of the park with everyone’s designs and actions, and I think players are going to love having all of these characters at their school.
Marvel.com: And there must be some cool new outfits on the way as well…
Allen Warner: Definitely. There are new outfits for Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Mary Jane, Venom, and Doctor Octopus. It’s a cool mix of some iconic looks, some seldom-seen but awesome outfits from the comics, and a couple of classics given fun Avengers Academy-style re-imaginings. It’s a really cool group that I think people will love.
Marvel.com: With the second Guardians of the Galaxy event, players were able to recruit the heroes from the previous event; will we see something similar here?
Allen Warner: Yes, we got a really positive response from players during the Guardians 2 event who enjoyed that opening week featuring characters from the original event because it gave them a first or second chance at characters they’d missed out on before, so we decided to do a similar thing here. The opening week will give new and longtime players the chance to get one of the outfits and a few of the characters from the original event, as well as a new character and outfit. Over the course of the event, players will have a chance to get every single character and outfit from the original Spider-Man event, including Miles Morales, Mysterio, Black Cat, Electro, Green Goblin, and many more.
Marvel.com: Once the Vulture is thwarted, what new adventures will players be able to look forward to?
Allen Warner: We’re going to find that Vulture isn’t the only person who’s secretly holding a grudge against Avengers Academy. He’s been sharing his scavenged tech and weapons with some faraway enemies, and they’re ready to go to war.
|Bac : bonheur des uns, colère des autres||
«Si deuxième session il y a, je veux que mon fils en fasse partie. Je ne vois pas pourquoi on privilégierait les retardataires.
Au dernier jour de l’examen, mon fils était complètement exténué. Tel un alcoolique, il se déplaçait en s’appuyant sur les murs. Pourquoi lui n’aurait-il pas une seconde chance ?» Mohamed, 52 ans, est un papa en colère. Ce dernier estime que cette deuxième session n’arrange qu’une certaine catégorie de candidats. Son fils, Redouane, partage son avis. «Je n’ai pas assuré mon examen. En apprenant cette décision, je me dis que j’aurais dû arriver en retard.»
Aujourd’hui, rien n’est encore tranché. C’est le conseil ministériel restreint qui devrait trancher quant à la date de déroulement de l’examen. Le nombre exact des candidats concernés n’est toujours pas annoncé d’une manière officielle. La ministre de l’Education nationale, apprend-on, annoncera certains détails la semaine prochaine lors d’une conférence de presse qu’elle organisera. Qui est concerné ? Seulement les retardataires ? Sur quels critères l’Onec se basera-t-il pour convoquer à nouveau les candidats à cette session spéciale ? Comment pourra-t-on faire la différence entre les retardataires et ceux ayant carrément abandonné les épreuves au milieu de la semaine.
«Cette session concernera les retardataires ainsi que les absents», assure Kamel Nouari, directeur d’un collège. Une information confirmée par Meziane Meriane du Snapest qui souligne : «Il faut savoir que cette décision n’avantage pas uniquement les retardataires mais également les absents étant donné qu’il est impossible de déterminer qui est absent et qui est retardataire.» Selon lui, cette décision est dramatique étant donné que désormais, même un candidat absent va réclamer et personne ne pourra le contredire puisqu’il n’y a aucun moyen de vérifier. Suite à cette décision présidentielle, les cartes ont été redistribuées, mais pas de façon égale. Ainsi, la majorité demande à ce que le bac soit repassé par tout le monde, ou alors par les retardataires et les recalés. «On doit refaire le bac pour les retardataires et pour être plus juste, qu’on le refasse pour les retardataires et pour ceux qui auront échoué, sauf pour les tricheurs qui doivent être sanctionnés», soutient Bachir Hakem. En attendant les détails, la polémique enfle. «Où est l’égalité des chances promise pour le bac ?» interroge Yasmine, une candidate qui a passé son bac. Cette dernière poursuit : «Nous avons passé le bac en pleine canicule. Le refaire pour une certaine catégorie est injuste. Ils auront plus de temps pour réviser.»
Mounir la rejoint et soutient : «Je ne comprends pas pourquoi on avantage les retardataires. Le bac est l’examen décisif dans la vie de tout candidat. S’il n’a pas conscience de cela, il n’a qu’à le repasser. En étant exclu, il aurait eu une année pour revoir ses priorités et arriver à l’heure le jour J.» La maman de Yasmine a une autre crainte par rapport à cette nouvelle session : «Ils vont repasser les épreuves à un grand nombre. Ces derniers auront plus de temps pour réviser et auront sûrement de meilleurs résultats. Logiquement, ils auront les meilleures orientations pour l’université, ce qui est injuste.» Pour Meziane Meriane, du Snapest, la deuxième session est une atteinte à la discipline et la rigueur. On aurait aimé que le gouvernement laisse l’Education donner des leçons de rigueur à la société concernant l’application des lois de la République.
«C’est un bac basé sur l’inégalité des chances, car passer le bac en plein Ramadhan et le passer en septembre ou en dehors de Ramadhan n’est pas favorable à l’une comme à l’autre sessions. Les sujets n’auront pas forcément d’égales difficultés. Le temps de préparation pour l’une des catégories sera plus long. Les résultats obtenus ne seront pas équivalents», affirme-t-il. Un avis largement partagé par Nabil Ferguinis du Snapap, qui estime que la deuxième session est une «aberration pédagogique. Du pur populisme».
Selon le syndicaliste, il s’agit d’une grave dérive et d’une décision politique qui rentre dans la stratégie du pouvoir et qui va juste mettre la première responsable du secteur dans une position de faiblesse. «Le débat politique a omis le programme du gouvernement et vire vers une organisation qui n’a aucun argument psycho-pédagogique. Au lieu de penser à la rigueur pédagogique dont notre école a tant besoin en ces moments, le pouvoir politique impose une autre forme de ‘‘seuil’’», poursuit-il. L’activiste Kamel Nouari est aussi contre cette deuxième session.
«Le principe de l’égalité des chances n’est pas respecté. Comment peuvent-ils expliquer le fait d’interdire l’accès à l’établissement si un candidat est en retard, mais qu’on lui redonne la chance de repasser tout le bac, si ce n’est encourager la médiocrité», soutient-il. Il affirme aussi que même dans le cas d’organiser une autre session, il y a des règles à respecter : «Une autre session, ça se prépare avec l’accord de tous les partenaires sociaux, les parents d’élèves. Il faut aussi déterminer qui est concerné ou pas en précisant la date exacte.» Ce dernier confie qu’il serait pour une deuxième session uniquement si elle est organisée pour les retardataires mais aussi pour les recalés. n |
|Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack|| |
By Jonathan Saul
LONDON (Reuters) - Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.
About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, with ships and ports acting as the arteries of the global economy. Ports increasingly rely on communications systems to keep operations running smoothly, and any IT glitches can create major disruptions for complex logistic supply chains.
The cyber attack was among the biggest-ever disruptions to hit global shipping. Several port terminals run by a Maersk division, including in the United States, India, Spain, the Netherlands, were still struggling to revert to normal operations on Thursday after experiencing massive disruptions.
South Florida Container Terminal, for example, said dry cargo could not be delivered and no container would be received. Anil Diggikar, chairman of JNPT port, near the Indian commercial hub of Mumbai, told Reuters that he did not know "when exactly the terminal will be running smoothly".
His uncertainty was echoed by Maersk itself, which told Reuters that a number of IT systems were still shut down and that it could not say when normal business operations would be resumed.
It said it was not able to comment on specific questions regarding the breach of its IT systems or the state of its cyber security as it had "all available hands focused on practical stuff and getting things back to normal".
The impact of the attack on the company has reverberated across the industry given its position as the world's biggest container shipping line and also operator of 76 ports via its APM Terminals division.
Container ships transport much of the world's consumer goods and food, while dry bulk ships haul commodities including coal and grain and tankers carry vital oil and gas supplies.
"As Maersk is about 18 percent of all container trade, can you imagine the panic this must be causing in the logistic chain of all those cargo owners all over the world?" said Khalid Hashim, managing director of Precious Shipping, one of Thailand's largest dry cargo ship owners.
"Right now none of them know where any of their cargoes (or)containers are. And this 'black hole' of lack of knowledge will continue till Maersk are able to bring back their systems on line."
BACK TO BASICS
The computer virus, which researchers are calling GoldenEye or Petya, began its spread on Tuesday in Ukraine and affected companies in dozens of countries.
Maersk said the attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world.
In an example of the turmoil that ensued, the unloading of vessels at the group's Tacoma terminal was severely slowed on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Dean McGrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 there.
The terminal is a key supply line for the delivery of domestic goods such as milk and groceries and construction materials to Anchorage, Alaska.
"They went back to basics and did everything on paper," McGrath said.
Ong Choo Kiat, President of U-Ming Marine Transport, Taiwan's largest dry bulk ship owner, said the fact Maersk had been affected rang alarm bells for the whole shipping industry as the Danish company was regarded as a leader in IT technology.
"But they ended up one of the first few casualties. I therefore conclude that shipping is lacking behind the other industry in term of cyber security," he said.
"How long would it takes to catch up? I don't know. But recently all owners and operators are definitely more aware of the risk of cyber security and beginning to pay more attention to it."
In a leading transport survey by international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright published this week, 87 percent of respondents from the shipping industry believed cyber attacks would increase over the next five years - a level that was higher than counterparts in the aviation, rail and logistics industries.
Apart from the reliance on computer systems, ships themselves are increasingly exposed to interference through electronic navigation devices such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and lack the backup systems airliners have to prevent crashes, according to cyber security experts.
There were no indications that GPS and other electronic navigation aids were affected by this week's attack, but security specialists say such systems are vulnerable to signal loss from deliberate jamming by hackers.
Last year, South Korea said hundreds of fishing vessels had returned early to port after its GPS signals were jammed by North Korea, which denied responsibility.
"The Maersk attack raises our awareness of the vulnerability of shipping and ports to technological failure," said Professor David Last, a previous president of Britain's Royal Institute of Navigation.
"When GPS fails, ships' captains lose their principal means of navigation and much of their communications and computer links. They have to slow down and miss port schedules," said Last, who is also a strategic advisor to the General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland.
A number of countries including the UK and the United States are looking into deploying a radar based back up navigation system for ships called eLoran, but this will take time to develop.
David Nordell, head of strategy and policy for London-based think tank, the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science, said the global shipping and port industries were vulnerable to cyber attack, because their operating technologies tend to be old.
"It's certainly possible to imagine that two container ships, or, even worse, oil or gas tankers, could be hacked into colliding, resulting in loss of life and cargo, and perhaps total loss of the vessels," Nordell said.
"Carried out in a strategically sensitive location such as the Malacca Straits or the Bosphorus, a collision like this could block shipping for enough time to cause serious dislocations to trade."
Cyber risks also pose challenges for insurance cover.
In a particularly secretive industry, information about the nature of cyber attacks is still scarce, which insurance and shipping officials say is an obstacle to mitigating the risk, which means there are gaps in insurance cover available.
"There has been a lot of non-reporting (of breaches) on ships, and we’re trying efforts where even if there could be anonymous reporting on a platform so we can start to get the information and the data," said Andrew Kinsey, senior marine consultant at insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.
There is also a gap in provision, because most existing cyber or hull insurance policies - which insure the ship itself - will not cover the risk of a navigation system being jammed or physical damage to the ship caused by a hacking attack.
"The industry is just waking up to its vulnerability," said Colin Gillespie, deputy director of loss prevention with ship insurer North.
"Perhaps it is time for insurers, reinsurers, ship operators and port operators to sit down together and consider these risks in detail. A collective response is needed - we are all under attack."
(Additional reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen in Copenhagen, Keith Wallis and Carolyn Cohn in London, Euan Rocha in Mumbai, Miyoung Kim in Singapore, Alexander Cornwell in Dubai, Michael Hirtzer in Chicago, Noor Zainab Hussain in Bangalore, Adam Jourdan and Shanghai newsroom; Editing by Pravin Char)
|Food Technologist||CO-Colorado Springs, Food Technologist. Part Time Consulting Colorado – preferably in Colorado Springs/ Denver BUT remote conflation will also work - Responsibilities: Develop and improve existing product line – primarily Vegetarian and Vegan food Requirements: Minimum BS in Food Science, or comparable 3+ years experience in food product development Experience with USDA regulated products a huge plus (i.e. frozen food|
|ZigZag Education: New Specification Writing Projects for Computer Science/ICT Teachers||
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|Associate Veterinarian - The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) - Okanagan, BC||Knowledge of principles, theories and practices of veterinary medicine and science. Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the...|
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|Chef de térritoire - Manitoba - PharmaScience - Ontario||Diplôme universitaire dans l’une des disciplines suivantes (sciences, affaires, médicine, pharmacie). En tant que membre de l'équipe de ventes au détail de...|
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|Territory Manager - Manitoba - PharmaScience - Ontario||University degree in any of the following areas (sciences, business, medicine, pharmacy). Are you a dynamic and motivated salesperson?...|
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|Medical Sales Representative - AstraZeneca - Ontario||At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose – to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines....|
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|Medical Sales Representative - AstraZeneca - British Columbia||At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose – to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines....|
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|Convergence technologique : l’homme, la machine et la société|
L'avenir de la connaissance est à la convergence des domaines technologiques NBIC (nanotechnologie, biotechnologie, informatique, sciences cognitives).
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|Science in the Summer: Science of Sports Level I||When: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
Where: Long Branch
Children will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. Level I is for grades 2 & 3. 10 am-12 pm July 5 and 7. Children must attend both days. Registration begins June 17. Please register online at www.scienceinthesummerdc.org or by calling 240-777-0910.
|Science in the Summer: Science of Sports Level II||When: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
Where: Long Branch
Children will discover how science helps athletes perform in their sports. Level II is for grades 4,5 & 6. 1-3 pm July 5 and 7. Children must attend both days. Registration begins June 17. Please register online at www.scienceinthesummerdc.org or by calling 240-777-0910.
|gelesen: Perry Rhodan 2914: Im Bann des Pulsars||
Die Thoogondu entdecken den letzten Galakt-Transferer – Terraner im Brennpunkt des Geschehens
Nach der Flucht auf den letzten Galakt-Transferer in Band 2912 und einer dortigen Geschichtsstunde über die Entsteheung des zweiten Imperium in Band 2913 wird es in diesem Heft ernst für den Galakt-Transferer.
Der Transferer hat seine Schuldigkeit getan, der Transferer soll gehen. Als Handlungsort hat er die Geschichte weiter gebracht, er hat weiter Zweifel an der Geschichtsschreibung des Goldenen Imperiums genährt. Als Objekt war er aber von Anfang an ein Wrack und so wird er in diesem Heft angegriffen.
|(IT) Security Developer - Cryptography|
Location: Northern Germany
Security Developer - Cryptography Task: Work in German/Japanese projects with a focus on the development of security and safety functions for In Vehicle Infotainment systems Requirement engineering, architecture and design of the corresponding components Implementation in the team and protection function and quality up to product maturity Skills: Very good degree in (technical) computer science or electrical engineering Experience in embeded Linux, cryptography Professional experience in security, especially 'Secure Linux' necessary Very good C/C ++ programming skills, Self-employed and goal-oriented work, teamwork Very good knowledge of English. Willingness to international project work, travelling (Japan, India)
|Why you need to ‘opt in’ to keep hearing from Cancer Research UK|
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|Greater opioid use and mental health disorders are linked in a new study (Washington Post)||
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A new study suggests that people with anxiety and depression are consuming a
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|In Brief: CraveTV sets launch date for The Handmaid’s Tale|
|Center’s alarming findings on safety issues at nuclear labs drawing wide attention via The Center for Public Integrity||‘Nuclear Negligence’ series highlighted by media outlets nationwide In the summer of 2011, Los Alamos National Laboratory presented a happy self-portrait to the public. The lab’s news releases bragged of promotions, awards, pacts with neighboring Native American tribes and great feats of science that spilled from the design of the nation’s nuclear weapons. But that […]|
|Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals|
Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Imagine an underwater blast so loud that it can be heard by marine mammals that are 2,500 miles away. That’s the level of noise generated when companies fire airguns to blast the ocean floor with sound in order to find oil and gas deposits.
Such seismic testing could begin soon off the U.S. East Coast after Trump ordered federal agencies to reconsider the Obama administration’s five-year ban on offshore drilling in the Atlantic. On June 6, the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed five authorizations for companies on the hunt for oil and gas. These companies want to conduct seismic surveys of the Atlantic seabed.
The noise would have serious impacts on marine mammals like whales and dolphins, which rely heavily on sound to communicate, navigate and find prey. Flooding the ocean with noise from seismic surveys could inflict permanent hearing damage on these creatures, leaving them deaf and stranded. At the very least, seismic blasts would disrupt the animals’ behavior hundreds of thousands of times and could drive them away from vital habitats.
By granting these five proposed authorizations, the National Marine Fisheries Service would allow marine mammals to become casualties of oil and gas exploration. But it’s not too late—the service is taking public comments on these proposed authorizations until July 6. Below, you can tell the service to deny these dangerous permits, and protect whales and dolphins from seismic airgun blasting.
The following numbers demonstrate how devastating these seismic surveys would be:
Approximate volume of seismic airgun blasting underwater. For a little perspective, one of the loudest animals, the blue whale, makes calls louder than 180 decibels. When you go up by 10 decibels, it means a sound gets 10 times more intense. So a seismic airgun blast is 1 million times more intense than a blue whale call—powerful enough to deafen one of these massive creatures.
How far seismic blasts can travel underwater—approximately the distance from New York City to Los Angeles. That means it’s possible for a whale near Florida to hear seismic surveys operating off the coast of South Carolina.
Area of the Atlantic Ocean that the proposed seismic airgun surveys would blast. The airguns discharge resounding booms at 12 to 16 second intervals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for months on end.
Approximate number of times in one year that whales and dolphins will be harassed by seismic blasting, according to permits drafted by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The service estimates that nearly 2,000 of the exposures will be loud enough to cause permanent hearing loss, which would severely impede the marine mammals’ ability to communicate and find food.
Species of marine mammals that the National Marine Fisheries Service would allow companies to harm, if the agency’s proposed authorizations are finalized. Six of these species are endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act, including the North Atlantic Right Whale—a critically endangered species with a population of less than 500.
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|Weech and Takazawa to present research at BAI 2017|
Associate Professor Terry Weech and doctoral candidate Aiko Takazawa will discuss their research on the economics of information at the International Conference on Business and Information (BAI), which will be held July 4-6 in Hiroshima, Japan. The conference is an annual meeting for scholars in the business and information disciplines.
Weech and Takazawa will present their paper, "iSchools and Business Schools, Potential to Collaborate on Business and Information Research." In their talk, they will examine the potential contributions of collaboration between schools of information and business schools that have an interest in the impact and utilization of information in the business context. They will also present their plan for establishing a basis for collaboration between business schools and schools in the iSchools organization.
|Programmer Analyst - Lincoln, NE||Associates degree in Computer Science or equivalent field of study required. Uses report-writing tools to develop reports....|
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|Poor People Don’t Need Blue Cross Insurance, They Only Need True Cross Insurance|
As the Senate prepares to repeal ObamaCare and insure 22 million people don’t ‘run up the bill’ trying to take care of their ‘ailments’, America is in a unique position to remind poor people of the nation of one simple fact: you don’t need Medicaid, Medicare or even Blue Cross, you only need True Cross. The science is simple: prayer is a more powerful and affordable health insurance for poor people than any commercial insurance plans in the market place. […]
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|Ciena teams with University of Waterloo|
Ciena announced that it is working with engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo to develop solutions to help network operators and Internet providers address to the ever increasing demand for faster data transmission over the Internet.
The partners stated that the research relationship has received funding support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
A key area of the University of Waterloo's partnership with Ciena focuses on realising the maximum possible capacity from the optical cables that run under the oceans and which handle around 95% of intercontinental communications, including an estimated $10 trillion per day in financial transactions. Ciena noted that the reliable, high-speed transmission of huge amounts of data over undersea cables is increasingly important in fields including healthcare and academic research.
For the research program, Amir Khandani, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Waterloo, is leading a team of post-doctoral fellows and graduate students that are developing algorithms designed to efficiently and rapidly correct errors, including lost or dropped bits of data, that occur during extremely high-speed, long-distance optical transmission.
When incorporated on the electronic chips that are built into equipment for receiving and transmitting data, the algorithms developed by the Waterloo team can free up cable capacity, while also enabling the faster correction of errors in line with other technological advances in optical communications.
Under the three-year partnership, announced at an event at the University of Waterloo, Mr. Khandani holds the position of Ciena/NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Network Information Theory of Optical Channels. Ciena noted that the relationship between Waterloo Engineering and Ciena has already produced seven U.S. patents, with additional patents pending.
|Now Maxine Waters Wants President Trump Exiled|
It is no secret that Maxine Waters is more cuckoo than a clock, as the saying goes she acts as if she donated her brain to science and forgot to tell the scientists to wait until she was dead. Especially now that she wants an investigation to see if President Trump can be exiled. Mad […]
|CDC Case Report: If You Eat Your Placenta, This Can Happen||Here's a risk of eating your placenta. What's the science behind the claimed benefits?|
|Improving VNS therapy: ElectroCore CEO Amato on gammaCore and its slated July launch|
Neuroscience tech developer ElectroCore said recently it plans to launch its handheld gammaCore vagus nerve stimulation device in the US in mid-July, after having won clearance from the FDA in April for treating episodic cluster headaches. Unlike other vagus nerve stimulation devices, the gammaCore is an external handheld device with no implanted component, designed to […]
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|LipoSeuticals closes Series A for novel drug delivery tech|
LipoSeuticals said today that it closed a financing round for an undisclosed amount led by Hong Kong-based life sciences fund, Delos Capital. The company has developed a sugar-lipid polymer-based formulation, Sulocence, which boosts drug stability and solubility. LipoSeuticals said it is applying the drug delivery technology to the reformulation of an array of marketed specialty drugs. […]
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|Pennsylvania's best high schools for STEM||As technology continues to evolve, the demand for skills within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields become greater with each passing year.
Philadelphia area universities continue to expand STEM programs and majors, mirroring the ongoing growth within the area's job market. The foundation for these skills is often set during the high school years, where math and science classes have become increasingly rigorous, with Advanced Placement classes continually becoming more competitive.
|Science Says: Hot dogs minus added nitrites may be no better||NEW YORK (AP) -- Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites."...|
|Science Says: Pregnant or trying? Don't let Zika guard down||WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don't let your guard down - especially if you're pregnant or trying to be....|
|Hourly Paid Teacher in Software Applications Specialist - ACS/AEC - LEA.8F - Vanier College - Vanier, QC||INTENSIVE DAY PROGRAM – MEQ 12 FOURTH SEMESTER In the following disciplines: 420 Computer Science 420-HSS-VA C++ Programming (90 hours) 420-HST-VA Visual...|
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|Lecturer - University of British Columbia - Okanagan, BC||Psychology Lecturer Position The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications|
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|The Tour de France Begins Tomorrow - Resources for Learning More About It||The Tour de France begins tomorrow. What started out as a promotion to boost the sales of newspapers in France is now one of the biggest sporting events in the world (and a big business). Here are some resources for learning more about the Tour de France.|
Check out this animated video to learn all about the tactics of the race, the logistics of the race, the physiology of riding in the race, and many other interesting facts about the world's most famous bicycle race.
If watching the race (broadcast on NBC Sports in the US) inspires you to get outside and ride a bike, don't forget your helmet. The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky offers some good resources about brain injury prevention. One of those resources is a short animated video designed to teach students about the need for wearing a helmet and how to wear helmets when biking or skateboarding. In the video students learn how to pick a helmet and how to properly fit a helmet. Watch the two minute video below.
The Science Behind the Bike is a four part video series from The Open University. The series has a total running length of 33 minutes and is a complement to a larger Open Learn course called The Science Behind Wheeled Sports. The videos and the course are designed to help students understand the physics, the physiology, and the technology that influence the outcome of cycling events.
Sticking with the science of bicycling, Global Cycling Network offers a video addressing the question of whether having a light bike or light body makes the bigger difference in speed on a bike. The video is a bit long, but worth watching for the process and outcome. Ask your students for predictions before jumping to the end.
How is the overall winner of the Tour de France determined? It's not as simple as you might think. In addition to the overall winner's Yellow Jersey there are other prizes awarded in the race. Learn all about how the race times and points are calculated by watching the following video from the Global Cycling Network.
Minute Physics offers two videos about the physics of bicycles. In How Do Bikes Stay Up? we learn how bikes stay upright, how design and weight influences balance, and why bicycles are difficult to balance in reverse.
The Counterintuitive Physics of Turning a Bike explains how we turn bicycles.
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|Global Generic Drugs Market 2014-2018|
Global Generic Drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 11.02 percent over the period 2013-2018
Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/22/2014 -- TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Generic Drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 11.02 percent over the period 2013-2018. The patent expiry of top-selling drugs is one of the major drivers contributing to the growth of this market. The market is also witnessing an increase in mergers and acquistions. However, intense competition among vendors could squeeze profit margins, increase pricing pressure, and pose a challenge to the growth of this market.
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TechNavio's report, the Global Generic Drugs Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market in the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Generic Drugs market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Other vendors mentioned in the report are 3SBio Inc., Amgen Inc., Apotex Inc., AstraZeneca plc, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Baxter International Inc., Berlin-Chemie AG, Biocon Ltd., Biogen Idec Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Celltrion Inc., Cipla Ltd., Coherus Biosciences Inc., Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd., Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Gedeon Richter plc, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Hospira Inc., Impax Laboratories Inc., Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Lupin Ltd., Merck & Co. Inc., Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp., Par Pharmaceutical Inc., Pfizer Inc., Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., Roche Holding AG, Sanofi S.A., Wockhardt Ltd., and Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
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|Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market|
Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020
Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/08/2014 -- Traditional wound care & closure and advanced wound care & closure products are used to treat acute and chronic wounds. Chronic wounds are hard to heal wounds, which take substantial time to heal and are expensive to treat. Advanced wound care & closure products are emerging as a standard solution for treating chronic wounds. Traditional wound care & closure products are being increasingly substituted with advanced wound care & closure products due to their efficacy and effectiveness in managing wounds by enabling faster healing.
Attempts to reduce the duration of hospital stays in order to limit surgical healthcare costs, and the rising inclination towards products that enhance therapeutic outcomes are driving the demand for advanced wound care & closure products. The risks associated with ineffective wound healing promote the demand for combination dressings, which is a modern trend in the market that is replacing traditional wound dressing methods.
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Smith and Nephew, Kinetic Concepts, 3M, BSN medical, Covidien, ConvaTech, Derma Sciences, Integra LifeSciences, Baxter International and Coloplast are some of the major players in the global advanced wound care and closure market.
The global advanced wound care and closure market has been segmented based on type, application, end users and geography. Based on type, the global market is segmented into advanced wound closure market and advanced wound care market. According to applications, the market is segmented into Burns, Ulcers and Surgical Wounds. Based on end users, the market is segmented into hospitals & community healthcare services and home healthcare. Geographically, the market is segmented into four regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA.
- An in-depth analysis of the current advanced wound care, and wound closure market scenario is strategically dealt to provide future market trends that would facilitate decision making
- Quantitative analysis of the current market trends and estimations through 2013-2020 would help strategists to design business strategies to capitalize on the prevailing opportunities in the market
- Analysis of the market factors in various regions would bestow a deeper understanding of demographical dynamics that would influence expansion decisions.
- Identification of key application segments based on their potential and growth prospects would throw light on the most profitable segments to capitalize on
- Analysis of key strategies adopted by market players will assist in understanding the inherent business rivalry and intensity of competition prevailing among the top brands
- Emphasis is laid on key factors affecting the growth of the global advanced wound closure and advanced wound care market. These factors are critically analyzed to gain a futuristic view of the market
- SWOT and competitive analysis of key players is conducted to help stakeholders to understand the inherent trends followed by their competitors and make the necessary amendments to the existing expansion plans
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|Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics and Technologies Market|
Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics and Technologies Market - Global Share, Industry Overview, Analysis, Growth, Trends Opportunities and Forecast 2012 - 2020
Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/28/2014 -- Non-invasive diagnostic is a process of identifying the disease conditions with minimal incision in body during diagnosis. The global market for diagnostic/in-vitro diagnostics valued at $49.2 billion in 2012, which shows potential for market growth, especially in chronic diseases. Non-invasive cancer diagnostics is gaining importance over conventional diagnosis due to increase in incidences of chronic cancer such as breast cancer, and lung cancer. According to American Cancer Society, there were more than 1,660,290 new cases diagnosed in 2013.
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Commercialization of non-invasive cancer diagnosis is possible due to completion of Human Genome Project (HGP) that gives enormous diagnostic information based on genomic and proteomic. Increase in stringent regulatory guidelines and cost associated with diagnostics is hindering the growth of non-invasive cancer diagnostic market. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance regulations for monitoring non-invasive diagnostics are issued by FDA, Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Social Security Administration (SSA).
The global non-invasive market has a huge potential in developing countries; however, cost of diagnosis is creating hurdles to tap this market. Hence, to overcome this problem, the diagnostic market has to be analyzed by the developing countries such as China, Japan, and India. This report provides key market drivers that are driving the market with impact analysis. The report gives intelligence about key regulatory guidelines issued by respective governments.
Key companies included in report are Precision Therapeutics, A&G Pharmaceutical, Affymetrix Inc., AVIVA Biosciences Corporation, BIOVIEW Inc., Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Cancer Genetics Inc., Digene Corporation, Gen-Probe Incorporated
-Key developmental strategies adopted by top market players engaged in this business so that companies involved in development non-invasive cancer diagnostic device can get competitive intelligence of their competitors
-Market estimation for therapeutics techniques and geographic segment is derived from current market scenario and expected market trends
-Market attractiveness analysis has been included for various product segments, therapeutics, techniques and geographic regions with detailed analysis of factors responsible for rapid growth of the market segments
-In depth analysis of key market drivers, restraints and opportunities of non-invasive cancer diagnostic market with impact analysis
-Value chain analysis, Porter's five force model, top investment pockets (GE9 Cell Matrix) are analyzed and presented in detail in the report so that the decision makers can receive clear picture of cancer diagnosis market
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- Solid tumors
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- Clinical Chemistry
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- North America
- Medical devices manufacturing companies
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|Utilitarian resource assignment|| Berenbrink, Petra, Goldberg, Leslie Ann, Goldberg, Paul W. and Martin, R. (Russell) (2004) Utilitarian resource assignment. University of Warwick. Department of Computer Science. (Department of Computer Science research report). (Unpublished) |
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|Why I Threw Away My Ferrari Gear|
I used to be an ardent Formula 1 fan. And an ardent Ferrari fan. Over the years, I lost interest in the sport. But occasionally I would still catch portions of a race on TV and in my heart, I was always cheering for a Ferrari win. On a recent trip to Europe, I bought some Ferrari gear to occasionally display my support.
This morning I threw all the Ferrari gear in trash. Because of this.
The background story in a nutshell is this. Two Italian navy sailors killed two innocent Indian fishermen in Indian waters (the Italians dispute the jurisdiction). India arrested and charged the sailors. The Italian government has been supporting these murderers. So has the Italian media. Note that they're not denying that the sailors killed those innocent fishermen. They still want the Indian government to let the sailors go. Why? The reasoning is flimsy and convoluted and in my opinion can be summarized as "Because!". The arrogance and the racist undertones in Italy's stance are obvious to me and many others. To me, the subtext is, "yes, our boys killed two guys by mistake. But they were just a couple of brown fishermen. Let our boys go! Give them back to us and we'll give them a slap on the wrist. You Indians have no right to try someone who killed your citizens". Do you think that if the fishermen had been Americans killed off the coast of America, the Italians would dare be this brazenly arrogant?
And in a sickening display of further arrogance and willful insensitivity, Ferrari decided to inject itself into the situation. The Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix is this weekend. Ferrari has announced it will carry an Italian Navy flag specifically in support of the two murderous sailors. It's not like Ferrari has been carrying the flag throughout the season. They're doing this only in India. They're not even using the pretext of just supporting the Italian navy in general. Their statements specifically mention support for the murderers. To me this is a small scale version of a British team carrying the flag of General Dyer's regiment only in India to express solidarity with his actions in Jalianwala Bag. Or some other European team supporting one of their fellow citizens who has been locked up in Goa for abusing street kids.
Ferrari is wrong for needlessly wading into this debate specifically during the Indian GP. But more importantly, they are absolutely wrong in supporting those two murderers whose crime, I repeat, is not even in doubt.
As an Indian, I find Ferrari's stance reprehensible and I cannot in good conscience support them in the slightest. So I threw away my Ferrari gear. I hope Indian fans who go watch the race on Sunday are not so slavishly beholden to the team and so morally bankrupt and insensitive as to wear caps or t-shirts supporting these proud backers of murderers.
|The Indian Collective Conscience's Blind Spot for Racism/Discrimination|
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Outside of specific anchors of discourse such as Reservations, there is no consensus that discrimination is a redeemable social ill. This is the real issue with discrimination in India: her own citizens suffer and we are only encouraged to ignore situations that make us all feel powerless. Be it the mute-witnesses seeing racial difference for the first time, kids learning racism from their folks, or the blacks and northeasterners who feel victimised by the public, few operate from a position that believes in change.Bingo! Kuku has put in words an issue I have been discussing with friends for several years now.
When I tweeted this story, I got a few responses which said "yes, but Indians are also discriminated against in the West" and "Blacks face discrimination even in America, not just India" and "Discrimination is a universal human trait, so why single out India?" That last bit is valid. Discrimination or xenophobia is indeed a universal trait. We have all heard of people discriminating against outsiders or minorities all over the world. India is definitely not unique in that regard.
Where India is unique.....well I shouldn't say unique....but different from societies at least in the West, is the way its collective conscience views racism, or more broadly discrimination against those belonging to groups that aren't part of the "mainstream". We have a major blind spot there.
In the West, yes, everyday there are instances of discrimination on the basis of race and sexuality. But in the West, the collective conscience, or the social discourse recognizes that this is wrong. People use the term "politically correct" like a pejorative. But in the West, it is not considered politically correct by the society to come out and say that some races are inferior. Or that gays are inferior or abominations. Yes, some nutcases say that but in the West, the mainstream collective opinion holds the ideal of equality very dear.
That is largely missing in India. There is no general understanding that saying someone is inferior based on their race or sexuality is wrong. It does exist, in some degree, when it comes to caste. While casteism is still prevalent in India in various forms, the general collective discourse recognizes that saying certain castes are inferior is wrong. The opponents of racism using "merit" is often a code for implied inferiority, but even the use of that code is a "thank heavens for small mercies" byproduct of that Indian collective conscience as least recognizing casteism as wrong.
But when it comes to racism or homophobia, the Indian collective conscience still has a blind spot. Most Indians feel no compunctions in saying that a particular race is inferior or that gays are "unnatural" or "sick" or "disgusting". We humans may never be able to completely rid ourselves of xenophobia and discrimination, the way we may never be able to rid ourselves of murder and rape. But we can take a step in the right direction by at least getting our collective consciences to recognize that xenophobia or discrimination is wrong, just the way murder and rape.
India is yet to take that step. It is lagging behind the West by some decades. The West's conscience wasn't always enlightened. Before the 60s, it was perfectly acceptable to say in public that blacks are inferior and so should be segregated. Even until the 70s and early 80s, it was perfectly acceptable in the West to treat gays as abominations or mutations. But that isn't the case now. The Western conscience has moved and continues to move in the right direction.
I hope India's collective conscience does too. And soon.
|Why EPL is Soccer and not Football: The Definitive Answer|
I have been in America for 6 years now, and will most likely spend my life here. Like almost all Americans, I refer to what is played in the NFL as football, and what is played in the EPL as soccer.
I don't like soccer. Have never liked soccer. Even as a kid growing up in India, decades before I even heard of the Superbowl or NFL, I found soccer an extremely boring sport. But this post is not about why soccer is so boring. This post isn't about the banality of a "sport" that features 90 minutes of ambling around, kicking around a ball, and scoring on an average just 1-2 times during the whole excruciating period. This post isn't about a sport where it is not considered shameful to feign injuries, where convincing playacting wins games, and where referees seem even more willfully clueless than the fake referees in WWE pro wrestling. This post isn't about the utterly fallacious argument "Soccer is the #1 sport in most countries in the world, so it has to be awesome", that could also be extended to say "denying women rights and dignity is a practice prevalent in most countries in the world, so it has to be awesome".
No, this post is about the name nonsense. You know, what the "real" football is. That what's played in EPL is the only sport that can and should be called football. That churlish notion is what this post is about.
In my academic, professional, and personal life, I have gotten to know about a dozen or so Europeans and a couple of South Americans well enough to call them friends. I have had countless conversations with them, over the course of which, I have referred to Europe and South America's favorite sport as "soccer" and not "football". No eyelids were batted. No corrections were demanded. No moronic "Call it football!!!" suggestions were made. I am sure all of them think of the sport as football. But they were normal people who had better things to do in life than split hairs over the name of a game.
But I have lost count of the number of Indians who have, rather rudely and ignorantly, interrupted me or corrected me with the occasional use of profanity, and demanded that I not call the sport soccer. As they say, the newest converts are the most extremist. And most Indians who follow soccer are the archetypal new convert extremists. India is currently ranked 165 in FIFA rankings. Snowmen have a better chance of surviving months long cruises in hell than India does of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in this century. India's club soccer landscape is so dismal, that a documentary about it would look like Dystopian science fiction set in sub-Saharan Africa. I'm sure the bottled water budget of the newest IPL cricket team, the Pune Warriors, is more than the overall budget of all soccer tournaments played in India. Forget cricket, which is the king of sports in India. I'm sure that the revenue from the sales of Manchester United jerseys in Bombay is way more than the overall budget of all soccer tournaments played in India.
Despite the abysmal ranking and the tragic club scene, India has millions and millions of soccer fans! Or, as their hubris would force me to say, "football" fans. Now a non-Indian might wonder, how is it that a billion-strong country with millions of soccer fans is ranked lower than countries that don't even have populations close to a million? Why don't these Indian fans of the game go and watch local club soccer, support their teams, affect change and improve the fate of soccer?
The answer is simple. An overwhelming majority of self-proclaimed soccer fans in India are not really "fans" of the "sport" the way most people elsewhere are fans of sports. Scratch the surface and you'll realize that Indian soccer fans couldn't care less about the actual sport. They're just taken in by the aura surrounding the brands that European soccer has managed to cultivate and export. It's more about basking in the borrowed glory of Manchester United, Barcelona, etc. by paying ridiculous amounts of money to buy their jerseys and hats. Most Indian soccer fans couldn't tell you the difference between a banana kick and a banana split, or explain the offside rule. But they could identify the colors, logos, and brand endorsements of the top European club teams, and could tell you the keyboard shortcut to type Barca (the way any English-speaking person would type it) as Barça with that weird tail under the C to convince themselves they really know their stuff.
Well, they don't. Some do. A very few do. But most moneyed upper middle class Indians are just latching on to clubs from random European cities they couldn't even pinpoint on the map because they don't realize how completely they have been taken in by well-crafted marketing campaigns. These Indians spend more than a slum dweller's annual food budget on overpriced (but usually made in Bangladesh) jerseys, display logos on their facebook and twitter accounts, and go by nicknames like "gooner" as an expression of their utterly shallow new-convert extremism. Little wonder then, that despite dozens of European soccer clubs playing the game, 99% of Indian fans swear by one of 3 mega brands - Manchester United, Barcelona (sorry, Barça), and Arsenal.
And these Indian soccer fans are at the forefront of ignoring civility and rudely telling someone "y u call it soccer da? Call it football no macha!" and "LULWUT? y u watch rugby/NFL/AFL da? Dem no be football ra. Dey be hand-egg ra!" And of course, lazily forwarding this oh-so-cliched hand-egg picture; perfectly representative of Indian soccer fans' sporting ignorance and tendency to bask in borrowed glory - they can't even come up with their own clever rebuttals! But their ego grows a few precious microns as they do all this.
So then, which sport can stake claim to the name football? There's a short answer and a long answer. The short answer - Meh, who cares? A rose by any other name and suchlike. To give you an analogy, at any given moment, I can't tell you if I'll call India's biggest metropolis Bombay or Mumbai. I am Marathi, and in that language, we call it Mumbai. But I also grew up when the city's "official" name was Bombay and that's what we called it when speaking in English. In my mind, the names are synonymous. But there are a bunch of folks as self-important, deluded, and rude as Indian soccer fans who can't abide by that. If they live in Shivaji Park or Goregaon, making someone say Mumbai instead of Bombay is the greatest Maratha achievement since the Battle of Wadgaon. If they live in South Bombay, making someone say Bombay instead of Mumbai is the greatest act of civil disobedience since the Salt Satyagraha. But the real answer, the short answer is - Meh, who cares?
The long answer is this. About soccer/football I mean, not that Bombay/Mumbai boondoggle. Rude soccer fans for some reason think of "soccer" as a word the Americans coined, and "football" as the pure true holy name that the noble Brits gave the sport. The long answer is vastly different. The answer steeped in history and etymology, not fallacious vapid logical shortcuts. Indian soccer fans simplistically say, as that hand-egg cliche denotes, that soccer is a game involving kicking a ball with the foot. NFL/Rugby/AFL involve carrying the ball by hands. Hence, FIFA/EPL is the "real" football. Done. Proved. Settled. QED. Elementary, my dear Watson!
Ah, Watson! Sherlock Holmes! Perfect segue!
Have you read the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter? Not one of my favorites, but useful here. Published in 1904. The captain of the Cambridge rugby team asks Holmes to locate a missing player on the eve of a crucial match against Oxford. In that story, the sport is referred to as just "football", sans any qualifiers on three separate occasions. It is also referred to once....only once as "rugger" (as opposed to.....soccer? But more on that in a while). And as rugby, zero times.
So in the la-di-dah home of the sport, England, as a story written by one of the most famous English writers ever suggests, "football" was a term used to referred to rugby. The fact is, "football" was a generic name for a bunch of different sports, including rugby, gridiron football, soccer etc. Football was not exclusively identified even in England as the sport that is now played in the EPL. And although there isn't complete consensus on this, most scholars agree that the term "football" comes, not from kicking the ball with the foot, but the fact that the sport was played on foot. So rugby was football and soccer was football.
In fact the name soccer also originated in England (not in America!) - soccer originates from Association, because that variant of football was called association football. So soccer is the name the English came up with to explicitly distinguish the EPL/FIFA type from other types of football in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Across the pond in United States, once English colonies, they played mainly English sports in the 18th and 19th century. In fact, cricket was very popular before the civil war, and a team of top cricketers from England toured North America in 1859 and played in front of packed stands in Philadelphia, Hoboken, Rochester, Hamilton, and Montreal. But my cricket-loving mind digresses.
The point is, they played a lot of English sports in America those days. Including football - different types of football. If you look at the history of football, the basic point seems to be tolerance for variations. Why go into history? Even today, rugby union is markedly different from rugby league. So that kind of football, where you are on foot but carry the ball in your hands, got tinkered with in America as well. That tinkering led to what I think makes American Football so awesome - the forward pass. The pioneers were colleges who played each other in the 19th century. Finally in the early 1900s, an innovation on the scale of what IPL seemed in 2007, was made. The first ever Rose Bowl (known then as the East-West Football Game) was played between Stanford University and University of Michigan in Pasadena in 1902. That is, two years before Doyle wrote his story about the missing three-quarter.
So we can see that in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the term "football" was used in America to describe what is now played in the NFL, and by AC Doyle to describe what we know as rugby. I am sure there are also instances of people using "football" back then to refer to what is now played in the EPL. I didn't look it up. Even reading about soccer makes me sleepy. But I am sure people used football to refer to soccer as well. That's the point. It was a generic term.
The 20th century progressed and progressed fast. For socio-cultural reasons I'd rather not go into, the football that became most popular in Europe and elsewhere was the variation that involved kicking the ball around. The football that became the most popular in America and somewhat popular in Europe (under the name Rugby) was the variation where you hold the ball in your hands and run. They're all football.
Well, the thing is, it's the Europeans who invented a different name for their kicking game - soccer. FIFA governs a sport that has two names, like the Bengali bhalo naam and daak naam if you will. Both names coined by the Brits. In America or in Canada, "gridiron" football was just called football. If you're in America, football is what's played in the NFL and Canadian football is what's played in the CFL. If you're in Canada, football is what's played in the CFL and American football is what's played in the NFL. By rights, Aussies should call AFL football too, but they call it "footy", maybe for the same bizarre reason they call barbecue "Barbie". Americans didn't need a second name for their favorite game the way Europeans needed it for their favorite game. Europeans who were into soccer were probably the ancestors of Indian soccer fans, insecure and unsure, and so came up with two names.
Why do I refer to the game in the EPL by the name soccer? In the immortal words of George Mallory, "because it's there!" The name soccer is out there, put out there by Europeans, and is understood worldwide as referring to the game that involves pretending to be hurt while taking leisurely strolls, once in a while prodding the ball into a disgruntled-looking net.
So why is the sport played in EPL/FIFA soccer and not football? Because if someone says football, it could mean one of several things. But if someone says soccer, it means only one game. The game where the highest trophy shouldn't be called Golden Boot, but Golden Actor Holding His Shin Pretending To Be Hurt.
|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,
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,
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?"
"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,
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.
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|Consejos de Cruz Roja para evitar accidentes en playas y piscinas||Cruz Roja recomienda extremar la precaución para evitar accidentes en playas y piscinas Los ahogamientos, los ?cortes de digestión? y los accidentes con elementos acuáticos pueden evitarse siguiendo unas mínimas normas de seguridad. ? Cruz Roja está presente en unas 300 playas del litoral español y anualmente lleva a cabo más de 100.000 atenciones (sanitarias, rescate de personas, localización de menores extraviados, baño adaptado para personas con discapacidad, etc). ? Los accidentes en el agua pueden tener repercusiones muy graves, incluso con riesgo para la propia vida. Los ahogamientos, los ?cortes de digestión? y otros accidentes similares pueden evitarse siguiendo unas mínimas normas de seguridad. En Castellón Cruz Roja cuenta con 60 personas especilizadas para la vigilancia de 9 playas en los municipios de Alcalà-Alcocebre, Cabanes y Nules. Con servicio de sillas adaptadas para el baño de personas con capacaidades diferentes en las tres poblaciones. ? Desde Cruz Roja se solicita máxima prudencia; respetar las banderas y las indicaciones de los socorristas. Adentrarse en el mar, con bandera amarilla o roja, es poner en riesgo la propia vida y también exponer la del socorrista. Ayer en Nules los socorristas efectuaron un rescate, que afortunadamente resultó positivo, y las dos personas salieron ilesas. ? ? ? Para evitar accidenrtes, hay que tener en cuenta: ? ? Báñate, preferentemente, en zonas habilitadas para ello y que cuenten con un servicio de vigilancia y salvamento. ? Evita entrar bruscamente en el agua, sobre todo después de haber tomado el sol o haber comido de manera copiosa. ? Evita bañarte mientras estés ?haciendo la digestión?. Es recomendable esperar un tiempo aproximado de entorno a dos horas. ? Sal de inmediato del agua si adviertes algún síntoma extraño (escalofríos, tiritona persistente, fatiga, dolor de cabeza o en la zona de la nuca, picores, mareos, vértigos o calambres?). ? No te tires de cabeza en lugares de fondo desconocido. Las zambullidas en el agua son la causa del 6% de las lesiones medulares en España, especialmente entre los varones jóvenes. ? Vigila en todo momento a los niños que estén cerca del agua, especialmente a los más pequeños, aunque sepan nadar. ? Presta atención también a las personas mayores?!! ? Respeta las banderas de señalización en las playas, así como las indicaciones de los socorristas. ? No intentes nadar en contra de la corriente. En caso de ser arrastrado, nada paralelamente a la playa y, una vez que salgas de la corriente, nada hacia la orilla. En caso de apuro, pide ayuda?!! ? Evita bañarte en zonas de riesgo como en ríos de gran caudal, en pozas naturales o bajo cascadas de agua. ? 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|Laing freed in Beetham|
After 14 hours of intense prayers and a massive operation by police and army for the safe return of San Fernando businessman Gregory Laing, he was set free by his captors in the Beetham Gardens last evening.
The T&T Guardian learned that Laing was released following the payment of a ransom and was picked up by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) on the roadside around 5.05 pm. ACP Irwin Hackshaw said Laing was then taken to the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex in Mt Hope for a check-up. Investigators said he had minor bruises to the face and was to be interviewed and taken back to his home in St Joseph Village, San Fernando, last evening.
Up to last night, there was a large contingent of police and soldiers combing the Laventille and Beetham Garden districts searching for suspects.
Laing, 54, whose family owns the popular Puff N Stuff Bakery along Circular Road, Vistabella and the Trade Winds Hotel in St Joseph Village, was the latest of three south business owners to be kidnapped in recent years. Designer Kirby Mohammed and produce importer Caroline Katwaroo were both kidnapped 2015 while hair stylist Ria Sookdeo was taken in 2016. Those three victims were never found and ransoms were not demanded.
Yesterday around 3 am, police said Laing went to open the bakery so staff could begin preparations for the 6 am opening. Around 3.10 am, one of his employees arrived and saw his Mercedes Benz at the side of the building with a cell phone and a bunch of keys on the ground. One of his brothers reported to police that around 4 am he received a phone call from someone demanding a ransom of $270,000 for his safe return. The call was said to have originated from the Beetham Gardens area.
A party of officers from the San Fernando CID and Mon Repos Police Station, led by Insp Don Gajadhar, responded and statements were taken from a few people. Laing’s car was taken to the Mon Repos Police Station for processing. There were no CCTV cameras nearby and police said they were not able to get a description of possible suspects or the vehicle used in the kidnapping. They suspect he was held up at the business and taken away.
Following the kidnapping, DCP Harold Phillip called a meeting of senior officers, which included Snr Supt Boxhill, ASP Ajit Persad, Snr Supt Mohammed, Insp Gajadhar and officers from the Port-of-Spain Division, Southern Division, AKU and the T&T Defence Force.
There were several social media reports that Laing was found earlier in the day, but Hackshaw confirmed he was only found around 5.05 pm. He said police had aggressively pursued all leads in an effort to safely return Laing to his family. Relatives and staff declined to speak about his disappearance earlier in the day, saying it was at a sensitive stage. However, it was business as usual as the bakery remained open. San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello, however, condemned the “reprehensible actions” by Laing’s kidnappers.
Regrello said while the city has mostly avoided the brunt of criminal activity in T&T, the kidnapping further galvanized the need for all citizens to take back the city. He called on citizens who may have information regarding the kidnapping to contact the San Fernando police and pass on any information.
“Mr Laing is one of San Fernando’s model business owners and is noted for providing employment to many of the citizens of San Fernando, while the charitable contributions of his company are a testament to Mr Laing’s dedication towards the city of San Fernando,” Regrello said.
|Slain schoolboy’s uncle calls death on killers|
An uncle of murdered schoolboy Videsh Subar believes the men responsible for slitting his nephew’s throat and that of his neighbour Hafeeza Rose Mohammed should die a slow and painful death.
Speaking to the media at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, yesterday, Chandrakha Koon Koon said even if the men are held by police they should not bring them in alive.
“The boy’s mother is mad at the world right now. I believe no child should die like that and I wish they find the perpetrators and my wish is they don’t bring them in alive. I hope it comes through, this is really hard. This is a nightmare!” Koon Koon said.
He added: “I wish them a slow, slow death. Things like this does create criminals! If you know the kind of things going through my mind right now. I wish no parents would go through this.”
Koon Koon said Subar, an aspiring musician, was looking forward to his first trip abroad to Canada with the family. He said the tickets had already been bought for the August 4 departure. The only child to his parents Lennon and Veena, Subar played three instruments, the flute, maracas (chac chac) and the tassa drum and was a lover of parang music.
Koon Koon said the night before the incident he asked Subar to spend the night at a relative and was reflecting on whether he could have been more convincing. He added that his nephew would have been a great leader in the country.
According to the autopsy done by pathologist Dr. Valery Alexandrov, both Subar and Mohammed received “mirror wounds” to the neck spanning from ear to ear. The gash on Subar’s neck was so deep it cut one of his vertebrae. Both were bound and gagged using items in the home. Mohammed’s hands were bound with the cord of a telephone charger and her bra while her feet were bound with a bed sheet. Subar’s hands were bound with a shoe lace and his feet with a rubber chord. His mouth was taped with clear scotch tape.
Police said they received critical information on the case and are confident of an arrest. On Wednesday police said they suspected the killings were linked to a nearly decade-old robbery. But yesterday, they said checks to their records of eight years ago revealed no reports of a break-in at Mohammed’s Ajim Baskh Street, Malabar home.
|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."
|Chinese mart owner killed after resisting bandits|
Tired of being robbed, proprietor Yana Zeng is believed to have struggled with two men who held up her mini-mart on Tuesday night. For her resistance she was fatally shot by one of the bandits.
According to police reports, around 9 pm two men entered the N&N Mini-mart located at Cantaro Village, Upper Santa Cruz and and demanded cash from Zeng, 33 and her husband. When she resisted she was shot in the side. The men then ran out mini mart and escaped through a track.
Zeng was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, by Constables Collins and Nurse but was pronounced dead on arrival around 9.30 pm.
Gathered near the scene of the robbery and shooting on Tuesday night, residents said the business had moved to its current location after being robbed several times before. They added that Zeng, commonly called “Anna,” was a neighbourhood favourite. The neighbours lamented the deterioration of the community, recalling several shootings in the area prior to Tuesday’s incident.
The killing brought back memories of the double murder of Chinese nationals Shirui Zhao and Yangli Gu as they returned home after closing up business at the E World Club and Liquor Bank on June 15 in Marabella.
Video footage showed Zhao and Gu pulling into the parking area in front of the Kosume Bar at the corner of New Haven Avenue and John Street in Zhao’s black Toyota Corolla Altis. They lived in an apartment upstairs the bar with other Chinese nationals. As Gu opened the right passenger door to exit the car, two gunmen came from the right and began firing at the car. Gu had turned 29 years old on that day.
That case remains unsolved.
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gli eventi e le date da non dimenticare, raccontati con parole,
immagini e suoni da Gino Castaldo e da Ernesto Assante. Anche
quest’anno si rinnova l’appuntamento quindicinale la domenica alle 11
con la grande musica, illustrata attraverso “lezioni” che mettono ogni
album, ogni personaggio, ogni tema nella prospettiva storica ma, allo
stesso tempo, raccontano curiosità, aneddoti, testi.
“Astral weeks” di Van Morrison, “Wish you were here” dei Pink Floyd e
poi i Genesis, John Lennon, Frank Zappa, gli Smiths ma anche il 1977 o
le grandi chitarre del rock, saranno “messi in scena” negli ormai
classici appuntamenti della domenica mattina, che da cinque anni si
rinnovano con grande successo.
Musica da sentire ma anche da vedere attraverso immagini e spezzoni
che ripropongono storie di musica ancora in bianco e nero oppure
raccontate con i colori psichedelici del flower power o ancora avvolte
nel sole del reggae giamaicano in un grande giro del mondo musicale
attraverso l’ascolto e la riscoperta di dischi indimenticabili e di
storie che meritano di essere ricordate.
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|Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn - Salt Lake Tribune||Berlin â¢ German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a move widely supported across the country that brings Germany in line with many of its Western peers. Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the measure, but paved the way for its passage by allowing members of her conservative party to vote according to their conscience.
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|Fragments of Thutmose I Temple Discovered in Storage||
LUXOR, EGYPT—Thousands of stone blocks being kept in storage near Luxor turn out to be remains of the temple of the 18th-Dynasty pharaoh Thutmose I (r. ca. 1504-1492 B.C.), according to a report from Science & Scholarship in Poland. Egyptologist Jadwiga Iwaszczuk of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences first identified some of the fragments, which were housed in a tomb that is used as a storage facility by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. The fragments were excavated in the 1970s, and at the time were thought to belong to a temple built during the reign of Hatshepsut, who was Thutmose I’s daughter. In fact, that temple was discovered in recent years in the Ramesseum, the memorial temple of Ramesses II. Iwaszczuk identified the fragments as belonging to the temple of Thutmose I because the temple’s name appeared on some of them. Iwaszczuk and her team have now identified thousands of stone blocks that are part of the temple. Among their notable finds is an early portrayal, for the area, of a battle scene featuring chariots. For more, go to “Egypt’s Final Redoubt in Canaan.”|
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|Grooved Skulls Discovered at Göbekli Tepe||BERLIN, GERMANY—At a 12,000-year-old temple in southeastern Turkey, researchers have discovered parts of human skulls stripped of flesh and carved with deep grooves, according to a report from Science Magazine. The temple, known as Göbekli Tepe, is well-known for its structures and carved reliefs, which predate the development of agriculture. Starting in the mid-1990s, researchers discovered tens of thousands of animal bones at the site, with around 700 fragments of human bone mixed in. More than half of the human bone fragments analyzed so far have been parts of skulls. A detailed study of three of these skull fragments found that their flesh had been removed and grooves carved from front to back. One fragment also had a hole drilled in it. “The carvings consist of many deep cuts—somebody clearly did it intentionally,” said Julia Gresky of the German Archaeological Institute. The site’s stone artwork includes depictions of heads that are missing or lopped off, and the heads of some stone statues appear to have been intentionally removed. To read in-depth about Göbekli Tepe, go to “The World's First Temple.”|
|Hidden Square Formation Found Within Avebury Stones||AVEBURY, ENGLAND—Archaeologists working at Avebury, the Neolithic stone circle in Wiltshire thought to be the world's largest, have uncovered a mysterious square formation at the site's center, according to a report in The Guardian. Using radar technology, a team led by University of Leicester's Mark Gillings uncovered hidden stones marking the footprint of what they believe was a wooden building dating to around 3500 B.C. Gillings and his colleagues have concluded that the square, which measures nearly 100 feet on each side, formed a monument to what must have been a very important structure. The find may also solve a riddle that has challenged researchers since the 1930s, when the marmalade magnate Alexander Keiller conducted major exavations at Avebury. Keiller found several buried standing stones placed in a line leading to an upright obelisk, as well as postholes and grooves indicating the existence of a building. Gillings now believes that what Keiller assumed to be a medieval structure was in fact the original Neolithic building around which the entire circle developed over centuries. To read more on Neolithic henges, including Avebury, go to “The World of Stonehenge.”|
|Neolithic Figurine Found in Polish Village||RZESZOW, POLAND—While while on vacation in the village of Kosina in southeastern Poland, an archaeologist stumbled upon a clay figurine that he believes dates back to around 5000 B.C. Science and Scholarship in Poland reports that Piotr Alagierski was walking in a cultivated field when he came across the nearly 3-inch-long clay figure that appears to have been made by some of the first farming communities in the region. According to Alagierski, the figurine is reminiscent of similar artifacts found in Slovakia and Romania but differs from known Polish examples in its lifelike rather than exaggerated depicition of the human form. Alagierski plans to conduct excavations at the site, where he also found fragments of ceramic vessels and obsidian, and the object will undergo chemical tests that may help to determine the origin of the clay. For more on archaeology in Poland, go to “Letter from Poland: Warsaw Remembers.”|
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|Professor Penny Lane joins Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Colgate Assistant Professor of Art and Art History Penny Lane joins Gal Gadot, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, and Betty White as one of 774 new members invited into The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this week. According to Variety, Lane is part of the largest group of invitees in Academy history, and is […]|
|Frozen shoulder bombshell: it ain’t self-limiting||
Everyone who knows anything about frozen shoulder knows that it goes through three phases, even without treatment — a painful phase, a stiff phase, and recovery/thawing phase. And then you’re good. It’s “self-limiting.” Right? This is in all the textbooks! Dr. Christopher Kevin Wong found convincing evidence that it’s all wrong:
In other words, how the #%!*& did this happen? Basically it was a mistake that just got repeated until it was entrenched. Once it’s in a few textbooks, it’s game over for the truth.
So frozen shoulder probably does not consistently “thaw.” This is a bombshell, and a credible one, and bad news. I’ve always thought frozen shoulder is an interesting mess of a topic. It just got even more interesting and messy.
And how long will it be until most physiotherapists know about this? Start your timers. Bet it takes 20 years.
|Shoddy back pain information from Consumer Reports||
Well, at least there’s that. But most of what CR published was horrifyingly naive and misleading. I scanned this issue in a grocery store lineup and was rolling my eyes within seconds. And then fuming: it seems like the flood of misinformation about back pain is infinite! I’ve been actively debunking back pain myths for about 15 years now, and the need for it has barely changed in all that time. So-called information like this, reaching a massive audience, seriously exacerbates the problem.
I think Consumer Reports has made serious mistakes in other domains over the last few years, and they are quickly burning the credibility it took decades to earn. Sadly, they will still have a strong enough reputation for years to come to do plenty of damage with content like this.
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|Інформація від Європейської асоціації університетів||Achieving Open Access by 2020: tracking universities’ progress and guidelines for the future 29 June 2017 In furthering its work in the area of open science, EUA releases today a series of aims and recommendations on open access, with the purpose of further assisting European universities and National Rectors’ Conferences (NRCs) in the transition towards a more open scholarly communication system. As stated in its Roadmap on Open Access to Research Publications (2016), “EUA aims to contribute to a publishing system that is simultaneously fair and transparent Читати далі →|
|My Week Long Experiment and the Benefits to my Mind and Body|
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In almost all health and well-being articles I’ve ever read, there’s always one tip that reoccurs every time. It’s the simplest of things, the easiest advice to follow, and I’m just surprised that more people don’t do it. It’s not rocket science, it’s not expensive (in fact, it’s pretty much free) and is available to us all. Drink water.
I know, I know! It can be the most boring thing you can think of when it comes to thirst. First thing in the morning when I’m still on autopilot, I’ve usually made and drunk a large cup of strong coffee before I’m properly awake – I need that rocket fuel to get me going! But with the warmer weather now upon us, I can have a tendency to feel sluggish, for my feet and ankles to swell when I sit at my office desk for too long, and to suffer with far more headaches than is really acceptable. Talking to my colleagues (who all sit with a sports bottle filled with water on their desks) they all told me I should drink more water. I could still have the coffee, but I should add drinks of water in-between coffees, or replace one or two of those coffees throughout the day.
Biting the bullet, I decided to conduct a little experiment of my own. It couldn’t hurt, could it? A week out of my life? I pledged to my work colleagues, that for one week, I would drink nothing but water, document my findings as I went, and then give them an honest account of my well-being at the end of the week. Here’s how I got on…
I had to try really hard not to make that coffee. I really needed coffee. BUT… I had hot water instead - a little compromise in my mind, as I’m used to having a hot drink. I won’t lie, it certainly didn’t hit the spot like my usual coffee does. Throughout the day I consumed the recommended amount. By the end of day one, I’d drunk over 2 litres!
Still craving that early morning coffee! It was a little more difficult during the day, because I work part time, and this was one of my home days. I was busy with chores, and so I fell slightly short of the two litres, but I didn’t count it as failure. If anything the opposite – I’d done 2 whole days without coffee!
Woke with a thumping headache! I put this down to a little caffeine withdrawal. I persevered with the hot water, instead opting to add a little lemon juice. By the end of day 3 I had consumed over 2.5 litres of water! Go me!
The temptation of coffee was still there, but I didn’t feel like I ‘needed’ it in the same way as a couple of days before. Drinking water was almost becoming a habit. At home I made sure that I set myself little reminders to drink by programming my phone’s alarm to go off every hour, on the hour. By the end of day 4 I’d consumed another 2.5 litres. I noticed too that my visits to the bathroom were far more frequent than the days before. My system really was flushing through!
I tend to work all day on a Friday, which means I’m sat on my bottom from 9-5! I made sure I drank plenty, and got up and moved about at least once every hour. Leaving the office, I was surprised that my feet were normal size, and that only one of my ankles were ever so slightly puffy. What a difference! Toilet visits were more frequent, but I started to feel physically better. I was getting to sleep earlier, which in turn made me feel brighter in the morning.
A Saturday. Fail! Not only did I not consume my target 2 litres, but I also went off plan. I was out for the day, and didn’t prepare adequately. The craving for something sweet and fizzy got the better of me and I gave in to it and had a lemonade. Still, once home I stuck to my liquid plan, and got straight back on to water. At least lemonade is a clear liquid, right?
Mission complete! Target consumption met! I could really see a difference in my overall well-being. I still peed for England, and not only did I notice a difference in my bladder behaviour, but also my bowels. Things were ‘easier’. My headaches became almost non-existent, and I was actually feeling like I had a bit of energy! My mind-set was more positive, and on the whole, I couldn’t believe how good I was feeling!
I’ve added a day 8 because I just had to share this amazing benefit with you…
The day I stepped on the scales. Perhaps drinking more water had suppressed my appetite a little as I am 3.5lbs lighter! I put it down to water being calorie free! Whatever the answer, I know that from now on I’ll be carrying on with the water drinking. It’s not permanently sustainable, as I like a social drink now and again, and I will allow myself the odd coffee – just not to the same extent as before.
Jane works part time, and is also a freelance writer and blogger, who currently writes for Cooleraid. In her spare time she enjoys reading, travel, and chocolate!
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|Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7||Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7 New DLC Pack Features Four Diverse, New Multiplayer Maps Actress Cassandra Peterson Reprises Her Iconic Role of Elvira in New Zombies Experience “Attack of the Radioactive Thing!” set in a 1950s Creature Feature June 30, 2017 – Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official details of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, the third DLC Map Pack for 2016’s No. 1 top-selling console video game in the United States (excluding hardware bundle sales), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The map pack features four new, diverse multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, set in a ‘50s era beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong. Absolution is scheduled to release July 7, first on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, with other platforms to follow. “Our team couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce another wild, twisted zombies experience in Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, which continues the story and adds some awesome new gameplay,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “For our multiplayer fans, we’re delivering four diverse maps that reward the different gameplay styles our community has embraced since the game launched last year. We can’t wait.” Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, the next action-packed chapter of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare zombies experience, once again features the return of Willard Wyler, the enigmatic movie director villain portrayed with voice and likeness by Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, Gotham). Wyler has trapped the four protagonists inside an all-new horror film, set in the 1950s and in the style of the Creature Feature films of the era. Players will fight a new array of zombie enemies across a ravaged beach town where a government science experiment has transformed the residents into flesh-devouring zombies and introduced a new biological menace into the city. Additionally, horror movie icon Elvira, played with voice and likeness by Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Elvira’s Movie Macabre), will help players survive and give them gameplay tips and side quests with her unique Elvira style. New weapons, traps and more will augment the hallmark Call of Duty action, with Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Austin Powers) as “the Scientist;” Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) as “the Rebel;” Jay Pharoah (White Famous, Saturday Night Live) as “the Soldier;” and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live, Inside Amy Schumer) as “the School Girl,” all making a return from the ongoing story in this all-new experience. In addition to Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, Absolution will also include four new multiplayer maps: Bermuda – A shantytown created around the remnants of a crashed ship, Bermuda allows players to duck, dive, and wall ride from the fish market to the lighthouse in this small to medium sized map that’s been water-wasted and sandblasted. Permafrost – Set within the chill of a frozen city skyline, Permafrost lets players stick to the ground and pick their plan of attack in one of three main lanes. They will traverse the map, moving from street side to train station, and hobo village to wrecked theatre house in this small, tight-quarters map. Fore – In Fore, the only thing miniature about this large map is the golf courses players will be fighting in. Fore features great visual variety as players swing around the sights and sounds of areas that brandish magical forests, giant creamsicles, and elevated castle walls. Ember – Located near an old town castle, Ember is a remake of the Modern Warfare 3 classic map Resistance, featuring old world aesthetics retrofitted with modern technology. The surroundings include lava, gallows and a torture room, where players will want to stick close to their teammates. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution releases on July 7, 2017 first for the PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow. The game is rated MA15+ for Mature (Blood, Intense Violence, Strong Language). For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com. Fans can also follow @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.|
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|A Conceit with No Conscience|
“[L]ike many, many other rules in the English language, it turns out this one is built on a foundation of lies.” That whole ‘i before e, except after c rule? Bunk. Which you would already know, if you were a true spelling bee hopeful.
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|Aurora Australis: Reprints, Retellings, and Recolonisations|
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|Como a falta de sono afeta seu cérebro|
Cientistas do Canadá lançaram o que promete ser o maior estudo do mundo sobre os efeitos da falta de sono no cérebro.
Publicado na BBC Brasil
Eles esperam que pessoas de todo o mundo se registrem pela internet para fazer testes cognitivos e participar do experimento.
Jogos de computador testarão habilidades como raciocínio, compreensão da linguagem e tomada de decisões.
O estudo é coordenado pelo neurocientista britânico Adrian Owen, do Instituto de Cérebro e Mente da Universidade Western, no Canadá.
“Sabemos como nos sentimos após uma noite mal dormida, mas conhecemos muito pouco sobre os efeitos da falta de sono no cérebro. Queremos ver como isso afeta a cognição, a memória e a habilidade de concentração”, diz ele.
A equipe irá analisar o desempenho dos participantes nos testes cognitivos e avaliar os diferentes resultados a partir das horas dormidas.
A necessidade diária de sono varia de pessoa para pessoa, mas se o estudo conseguir reunir um número significativo de voluntários, permitirá aos cientistas determinar um número médio de horas necessárias para a otimização da função cerebral.
O repórter da BBC Fergus Walsh e mais quatro voluntários passaram a noite na Universidade Western, onde testaram os jogos e puderam verificar como a falta de sono afeta o desempenho cognitivo.
Hooman Ganjavi, 42 anos, psiquiatra, acostumado a fazer plantões noturnos: “Durmo apenas de quatro a cinco horas por noite. Sei que a falta de sono aumenta o risco de doenças cardíacas e de derrame, mas, como muitos médicos, não aplico essas regras ao meu dia a dia”.
Sylvie Salewski, 31 anos, mãe de duas meninas pequenas: “Para mim uma boa noite de sono é quando elas me acordam duas ou três vezes; não consigo me lembrar do que é dormir uma noite toda sem ser incomodada; normalmente me sinto meio desnorteada no dia seguinte”.
Evan Agnew, 75 anos, vigia aposentado: “Nunca dormi mais de oito horas de sono por noite, e na minha idade não acho que preciso de mais de quatro horas. Acabo complementando meu sono durante o dia com um ou dois cochilos”.
Cecilia Kramar, 31 anos, neurocientista que faz pesquisas cognitivas com camundongos noturnos, o que significa passar noites em claro no laboratório: “Quando não durmo muito, não consigo fazer nada complicado no dia seguinte, como ler uma revista científica, porque meu cérebro não funciona bem”.
Os testes podem ser jogados em qualquer computador, tablet ou smartphone.
Double Trouble: Você deve clicar na palavra debaixo que corresponde à cor na qual a palavra acima está escrita. Exemplo: se a palavra na linha superior é “azul”, mas está em vermelho, você deve clicar na palavra da linha inferior que também está em vermelho, mesmo se estiver escrito “azul”.
Odd One Out: Começa simples, mas vai se tornando cada vez mais complexo. Você tem de achar o objeto que não pertence ao grupo.
Grammatical reasoning: A afirmação sobre o diagrama é verdadeira ou falsa? Parece fácil, até você começar a lidar com negações.
Spatial planning: O jogo testa a habilidade de planejar com antecedência – como todos os jogos, mede as competências cognitivas que usamos repetidamente durante todo o dia.
“Depois de ficarmos acordados até as 4h, podemos dormir por 4h. Quando refizemos os testes cognitivos durante a manhã, Evan, Cecilia e eu tivemos um desempenho muito pior do que na noite anterior”, conta o repórter da BBC.
Hooman – que está acostumado a ficar de plantão – não registrou uma variação negativa em sua pontuação, enquanto que a de Sylvie chegou, inclusive, a melhorar.
“Embora fique um pouco desnorteada durante a manhã, talvez tenha me acostumado a funcionar com pouco sono. Tenho de estar funcionando assim que meus filhos acordam, então é normal para mim”, disse Sylvie.
Sempre soube que não funciono direito quando não durmo bem, então para mim não foi surpresa que minha pontuação tenha caído dramaticamente durante a manhã.
No caso de Walsh, da BBC, para descobrir o que estava acontecendo com seu cérebro, ele repetiu os testes cognitivos dentro de uma máquina de tomografia computadorizada.
“Meu cérebro foi examinado duas vezes – depois de uma noite de sono normal e logo depois de uma noite mal dormida. A tomografia é capaz de detectar o fluxo de sangue no meu cérebro – as áreas que estão trabalhando mais intensamente são identificadas pelas manchas laranjas”, explica.
A comparação entre as duas imagens não deixou dúvidas: por causa da falta de sono, o cérebro do jornalista apresentou um nível de atividade bem baixa.
“Há muito menos atividade nos lobos frontal e parietais – áreas que sabemos serem cruciais para a tomada de decisões, a solução de problemas e a memória”, explica Owen, o coordenador do estudo.
Todos nós sabemos que é perigoso dirigir quando estamos cansados, porque nosso tempo de reação diminui e podemos dormir ao volante.
Mas os efeitos da falta de sono no nosso cotidiano são bem menos compreendidos.
“Pode ser que a falta de sono esteja tendo efeitos muito profundos na tomada de decisão e talvez a gente devesse evitar tomar decisões importantes como comprar uma casa ou mesmo se casar depois de uma noite mal dormida”, avalia Owen.
Passamos praticamente um terço das nossas vidas dormindo. Ou seja, o sono é tão vital para a nossa saúde quanto os alimentos que ingerimos e o ar que respiramos.
Mas nossa cultura de estarmos ligados durante 24 horas por dia está reduzindo nossas horas de sono.
No mês passado, um estudo na revista científica Nature Reviews Neuroscience apontou que havia “uma compreensão notavelmente pequena” das consequências da falta de sono crônica para o cérebro.
A pesquisa dizia que mais estudos são necessários face ao que chamou de “declínio considerável da duração de sono em todas as nações industrializadas”.
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|Indie Author Spotlight: Robert Eggleton|
Hello lovelies welcome to a feature I am going to have on La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books that is called Indie Author Spotlight. Each month I will post an Indie Author Spotlight to help spread word about the works of the fantastic indie authors that are out there!
Today tenth installment and feature is Robert Eggleton author of Rarity from the Hollow
Robert Eggleton has served as a children's advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. Locally, he is best known for his nonfiction about children’s programs and issues, much of which was published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from1982 through 1997. Today, he is a retired children's psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome maltreatment and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel. Its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines. Author proceeds support the prevention of child maltreatment.
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Rarity from the Hollow
By Robert Eggleton
Genre: Adult Literary Science Fiction
Publication Date: November 3, 2016
Q. Describe your book in ten words or less.
A. An unlikely savior of the universe -- tragedy, comedy, and satire.
Q. What draws you to this genre.
A. I enjoy reading and writing literary fiction and within most genres. I'm not a big fan of pure escapist novels. I tend to look for the author's hidden metaphors -- meaning behind the superficial and that seems to detract from my enjoyment. So, when I write, my goal is to produce something that will be reflected upon after the last paragraph has been read. I also enjoy reading speculative fiction -- the what if? There are several what ifs in Rarity from the Hollow, but the one that was most fun to write was its political parody. What if some compelling force united extreme capitalism and socialism by a common cause --- saving the universe? While much of the focus of my story was on the prevention of child maltreatment, there are other analogies -- i.e. global warming. Rarity from the Hollow was the first, perhaps the only, science fiction adventure to specifically predict the rise of Donald Trump to political power -- parody with no political advocacy one side or any other. Readers find out how Lacy Dawn, the protagonist, convinced Mr. Rump (Bernie Sanders) to help talk Mr. Prump (Donald Trump) into saving the universe. The allegory includes pressing issues that are being debated today, including illegal immigration and the refuge crisis, an issue that several European commentators have compared to cockroach infestation; extreme capitalism / consumerism vs. domestic spending for social supports; sexual harassment…. Mr. Prump in my story was a projection of Donald Trump based on the TV show, The Apprentice. The counterpart, Mr. Rump, was based on my understanding of positions held by Bernie Sanders as I wrote the story. Part of the negotiations in the story occur in the only high rise on planet Shptiludrp (Shop Until You Drop), a giant shopping mall and the center of economic governance, now more easily identifiable as Trump Tower. The allegory was not addressed by ARC reviewers of the novel because so few people worldwide considered Donald Trump to be a serious political contender until the primary elections in the U.S. The political allegory in the novel is obvious now that Donald Trump has become a household name. In summary, I am drawn to literary speculative fiction because it is so much fun to write.
Q. Where do you get information or ideas for your book?
A. Much of Rarity from the Hollow is more real than not, and based upon over forty years of my experiences working as a children's advocate. I use Google for research, for example, on updated research on prevalence rates or correlates of child abuse. One interesting element of the story pertains to the ET assistance that helped cure Lacy Dawn's parents -- she begins the story as an eleven year old protagonist, a victim of maltreatment. Her father is a war damaged Vet suffering from PTSD, night terrors, and anger outbursts. Several book reviewers have complimented by imagination when writing the medical intervention element of the story. In reality, humans are living in a very exciting time when computerized diagnosis and intervention of mental health concerns is an emerging science. The fantastical means employed by the alien in my story to treat the parents were based on today’s medical reality. I’ve already mentioned that in the beginning of Rarity from the Hollow, Dwayne, the abusive father was a war damaged Vet experiencing anger outbursts and night terrors. The mother was a downtrodden victim of domestic violence who had lost hope of ever getting her G.E.D. or driver's license, or of protecting her daughter. Diagnosis and treatment of these concerns affecting the parents, as representative of many similarly situated, was based on emerging technologies presented at the 2015 World Medical Innovation Forum: https://worldmedicalinnovation.org/ . Yes, in real life, like in my story, patients have been hooked up to computer technology for medial diagnosis and treatment. Additional exciting research was presented at that Forum and may one day may revolutionize psychiatric treatment. Most relevant to my story were: (1) smart brain prosthetics, wireless devises being tested for potential to relieve depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder…neural engineering to manipulate brain signals; (2) sophisticated imaging systems that are minimally invasive to brain circuitry for diagnosis (3) and, healing the brain with neuromodulation and electroceuticals to treat depression and schizophrenia. http://hitconsultant.net/2015/04/30/tech-revolutionize-neurological-psychiatric-care/
Q. How do you select the names of your characters?
A. Typically, I pick names that fit a culture for stories. While I love fantasy, I've found long and unusual first names for characters annoying, thereby sometimes leading to head hopping as I've read the stories. I try to avoid this practice. For example, I recently read a short story involving sisters with unusual but very similar first names. I kept getting the characters mixed up, complicated by their similar voices. The subculture for Rarity from the Hollow is Appalachian, a place where the use of first and middle names is common when addressing the individual, such as Billy Bob, or Robert Thomas. Lacy Dawn was addressed by her first and middle name in the story as a show of love and respect, while the other characters were addressed by their first names only as a sign that their parents did not hold their existences in high regard. As a back story, when pregnant, Lacy Dawn's mother realized that she would not be able to give her daughter beautiful things in life, so she decided to give her a very beautiful name at birth.
Q. List your top 5 favorite authors or books.
A. Gosh, this is an impossible to answer question. I'm a mood reader, so my favorite books at one time may be entirely different than at another time. Right now: Vonnegut’s anger in Breakfast of Champions helped me stay strong as a children’s advocate and as a writer, and how to experiment with my writing style. Watership Down by R. Adams was such a sweet adventure that some of this element just is a necessary ingredient of even the scariest or saddest story. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is probably on a lot of lists of favorite books. If I feel nostalgic, like now, Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins pushed me into the wilder side of writing regardless of censorship with views on religion and other topics. Last, The Color Purple by Alice Walker remains a role model for using colloquialism to reach mainstream readers.
Q. What book/s are you reading at present?
A. I'm going to have to pass on this question. I'm reading a second novel by an unknown author and am so disappointed that I don't want to name it. I respected her debut novel and expected this one to be even better. It isn't. When this one was posted on a blog for 99¢ I grabbed a Kindle version. Don't misunderstand. I don't subscribe to the Goodreads rating system based on whether I "liked" a novel or not. If I'm considering writing a review of a novel I would never let my personal taste control such an important task -- my likes are irrelevant to whether a book is great or awful -- so are my comfort zones -- irrelevant. So far, this book has holes in the plot, is so mainstream that it could have been written by a computer program, and was poorly edited. There seems to be no message, but I'm hopeful that the author some how pulls it all together in the last third of the novel. I don't need to like a novel to give it a good rating, but I do have to respect it. Did the story fulfill its mission? It this novel does improve you may see my review on Amazon or Goodreads and you will get my answer to your question if you notice. If the novel does not improve, I may just skip writing a review. The impact of reviews can be so powerful that I wouldn't want to influence the behavior of an author who, based on the debut, has potential but released on perhaps prematurely. If this author was well known, making lots of money, I would have no problem blasting this piece of crap that I'm reading.
Q. What's next for you? What are you working on now?
A. I've been stuck in self-promotion mode for so long that I've neglected the next Lacy Dawn Adventure -- Ivy. I've submitted a couple of short stories to magazines recently but no bites. It seems to me that many magazines either stick very close to the Young Adult genre or are so extreme that my writing seems to have a hard time fitting into content. I don't want to change what I write just to achieve publication, so I'm trying to explore other alternatives. I'm working on a satirical essay, and a couple of poems. One of my poems won first place in an international competition last year, so I have a little name recognition because of that. Ivy, full of metaphors and allegory, is the story of an alien invasion of Earth based in an almost forgotten town. I live in West Virginia, the U.S. state with the highest rate of heroin overdose deaths in the nation. My familiarity with what is happening to my neighbors because of addiction prompted me to ask: how far will a child go to save a parent from addiction? I hope to achieve a similar finding when answering this serious question as I did with Rarity from the Hollow: “…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, only instead of the earth being destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Lacy Dawn must…The author has managed to do what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse, and written about them with tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…Eggleton sucks you into the Hollow, dunks you in the creek, rolls you in the mud, and splays you in the sun to dry off. Tucked between the folds of humor are some profound observations on human nature and modern society that you have to read to appreciate…it’s a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy.” http://awesomeindies.net/ai-approved-review-of-rarity-from-the-holly-by-robert-eggleton/ I'll let you know when it is released.
Q. What advice do you have for writers?
A. I don’t feel competent to give advice to other writers, but I will share a little common sense based on my observations of this marketplace. Don’t expect to be discovered overnight like you were Elvis singing on the front stoop of an apartment located in a low-income neighborhood. Before you publish, make sure that your work as been professionally edited, or as close to it as your finances will allow – not by a friend or anybody with whom you have a personal relationship. If published, to the extent possible, prevent generic one line reviews from being posted on Amazon – they always look like they were written by your friends and detract from other reviews that appear more legitimate. Commit to the long haul by keeping in mind that the majority of those entering the world of books stay there briefly and then drop out never to be heard from again. And, last, never buy a book review and don’t invest more than you can afford in anything. I’ve heard of aspiring authors placing themselves and their families at financial risk by becoming over-committed to a book that they had written. Hard work pays off, but working smart has better outcomes.
Thank You So Much Robert Eggleton For Your Time & Interview.
R. Thank you for the opportunity to tell your readers a little about myself and my debut novel, Rarity from the Hollow.
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|New Research Highlights Strategies to Drive Industry Cluster Growth|
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) released a new report providing actionable insights for city leaders looking to leverage their area’s competitive industries to build stronger urban economies.
Clusters represent interrelated industries in a specific geography—think of the Automotive cluster in Detroit or the Oil and Gas cluster in Houston. “While more and more cities are thinking about clusters as a key to their economic development plans, city leaders are not always equipped with the strategies to maximize their impact, including targeted growth in inner cities,” said Kim Zeuli, Director of Research and Senior Vice President, ICIC. “Whether your city is beginning to look at cluster strategies, or hoping to spur the growth of targeted clusters, the report offers important takeaways.”
The report, Building Strong Clusters for Strong Urban Economies, profiles cluster building efforts in four U.S. cities—San Diego, St. Louis, Chicago, and New Orleans—and offers six recommendations for designing high-impact clusters.
The San Diego Regional Innovation Cluster and BioSTL (St. Louis) cases offer important strategies for creating successful cluster initiatives. They are spurring growth in the Advanced Defense Technology and Biosciences clusters, respectively. The Chicago Regional Growth Initiative and ProsperityNOLA (New Orleans) cases point to important lessons for creating sustainable cluster-oriented economic development plans, whether within a metropolitan region or city.
The report’s insights were informed by cluster theory and practice, and an in-depth analysis of cluster strategies across the U.S. Recommendations include choosing the right cluster(s), identifying appropriate cluster interventions, being flexible about geography, ensuring leadership has relevant industry expertise, establishing strong public-private partnerships, and identifying a sustainable business model.
The new report was announced by JPMorgan Chase and ICIC on Wednesday in St. Louis at an event hosted by BioSTL. The event, the GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit, represents a key cluster-building activity of BioSTL’s international attraction initiative, bringing together some of St. Louis’ top hospitals, companies, and investors and a delegation of 14 leading digital health companies from Israel and Ireland looking to set up U.S. headquarters in St. Louis. “BioSTL is proud to earn this distinction for helping to orchestrate a successful bioscience cluster built upon St. Louis’ strengths in medical and plant science,” said Donn Rubin, President and CEO of BioSTL. “It didn’t happen overnight. Our deliberate approach over the past 15 years has put in place the people, ideas, capital, and infrastructure to create a vibrant cluster to spur economic growth. To be recognized by JPMorgan Chase and ICIC as the model bioscience cluster for other U.S. cities is a privilege for the St. Louis region.”
This research was made possible by JPMorgan Chase & Co. through its Small Business Forward initiative, a $75 million, multi-year global effort to connect underserved small businesses to experts and critical resources that help them grow faster, create jobs and strengthen local economies.
The full report can be found online at http://icic.org.
About the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
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Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for an Data Architect for a right to hire assignment with one of our premier financial clients in New York, NY. Responsibilities : We are looking for an experienced Technologist/Data Architect is responsible for ensuring that the data assets of an organization are supported by a data architecture that aids the organization in achieving its strategic goals. The data architecture should cover defining technical architectures and subject domain based design for operational/transactional data as well as analytic data in both Rational and NoSQL/Big Data technology environments. Besides the data modeling tasks, the data architect is also expected to contribute to the data processing tasks for data mapping, data conditioning, ETL/ELT, data delivery through java, python as well as metadata management system. Analyze functional and non-functional business requirements and translate into technical data requirements and create or update existing logical and physical data models. Create data models (logical) and DB designs (physical), that depict the business areas and systems. Design and develop a data processing techniques in Cassandra and Hadoop environments Design and implement solutions for data re-conciliation, data delivery as well as data forensics. Implement data technology solutions in the area of master data, metadata, and reference data Design and implement data analytics solution using analytics tools like dash boarding, reporting. Required Skills : BS in Computer Science or in related fields, higher degree preferred. 5+ year working experience in data modeling methodology and process using Erwin Data collection, curation, preparation and transformation Data warehousing, reporting and business intelligence, such as dash boarding Clear verbal and written communication; demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers from a variety of disciplines Working knowledge with RDBMS (DB2) as well as Cassandra and Hadoop Implementation skills such as in Java, Python, and Scripting Preferred Skills : Breadth and depth of skill to build and deliver scalable data and reporting solutions for Deep knowledge and experience with the Cassandra, related software tools, and performance optimization An obsession with delivering an exceptional customer experience and site resiliency Desire, initiative and resourcefulness to learn new tools, frameworks, languages SGA is a Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) celebrating over thirty years of service to our national client base for both permanent placement and consulting opportunities. For consulting positions, we offer a variety of benefit options including but not limited to health & dental insurance, paid vacation, timely payment via direct deposit. Only those authorized to work for government entities will be considered for government roles. SGA is an EEO employer. We encourage Veterans to apply.
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|Weird Science DC Comics Spotlight: Action Comics #982|
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|Have the 'Food Evolution' Filmmakers Mistreated Moms?||
The trailer of the new documentary "Food Evolution," which negatively portrays both me and the organic food movement, fails to acknowledge the reality of American mothers. Our families are sick and struggling. And yet, when we remove GMOs and related toxins from our diet, we get better. The trailer implies that the movie will focus on the so-called noble promises of GMOs, yet fails to present reality in a noble manner.
In the last paragraph of the description of the film on its website, filmmakers Trace Sheehan and Scott Kennedy say, "And as we take in the scientific process at work, let's do our best to put aside bias so we can have more productive conversations and make the most informed decisions we can."
Yet, in the trailer—before the movie is even out—they take my words out of context, misrepresenting what I say with heavy editing and belittling the experiences of thousands of American families. That doesn't look like putting bias aside; it looks like an advertisement for GMOs.
In fact, Scott Kennedy’s crew misrepresented their intentions in order to interview food movement proponents Jeffrey Smith, Vani Hari and myself. Claiming that the film would be a balanced representation of both sides of the food movement was misleading and ignoble.
Vani Hari told me she did not grant permission for her image to be used in the film, yet it was used anyway. Jeffrey Smith and I granted permission for one interview with first right of refusal. The filmmakers failed to honor that agreement and never showed us the first cut. Marion Nestle and I have asked for our interviews to be removed from the film, with no response.
A few months after the interview with Jeffrey Smith and Vani Hari, I was surrounded by GMO proponents Kavin Senapathy and Karl Haro Von Mogel at the March Against Monsanto in Chicago. They shouted at me in order to try to antagonize me into appearing like a hysterical activist. I told them they did not have my permission to use my image, but they did anyway. The filmmakers are more interested in appeasing the chemical companies that sell GMOs and pesticides than of accurately portraying concerned Americans.
In the film they edited my interview in order to make it look like I said, “I trust social media more than scientists.” What I actually said was that I trust the mothers who are seeing their children get sick after consuming GMOs and related toxins and are courageously sharing their new reality on social media, more than the scientists who are conducting isolated experiments funded by Big Ag.
I said that when I see my child get sick after consuming GMOs and toxins, and then see him get better when he eats organic foods, I don’t need another scientific study to tell me we should avoid GMOs and toxins. Thousands of moms agree with me and they are sharing their experiences as well. I trust the moms who are sharing their truth. Apparently Scott Kennedy does not.
This film is not only blatantly pro-GMO, it is patronizing. The filmmakers are trying to make the issue look like it’s an issue of emotional moms vs. science. The fact is, GMO proponents are nervous because we have the truth and we have sound science to back us up. The filmmakers would not be trying to invalidate us if we did not have something valid to say.
The film attempts to discredit the organic food movement by belittling the power of social media, but the world knows that social media is now the dominant way to reach people with a message. (Just ask President Trump.) Social media is filled with honest stories of sick children, desperate families and skyrocketing medical costs. Unfortunately, pro-GMO proponents are pushing cherry-picked scientific data from short-term studies, while failing to disclose their funding.
Their perspectives are limited by their lack of real-world experience and their motivations are questionable. It’s no coincidence that the point the film is trying to make aligns with huge profits for chemical companies.
In the New York Times review of the film, the reviewer writes that while it's true there is an increased use of pesticides with GMOs, "those pesticides are far less toxic."
What degree of food toxicity is acceptable for you to give to your children? Maybe science doesn't know the answer to that question, but mothers do.
|4 Hidden Dangers of Pork||
Among foods that inspire a cult-like following, pork often leads the pack, as evidenced by the 65% of Americans eager to name bacon the country’s national food.
Unfortunately, that popularity comes at a cost. Along with being the most commonly consumed meat in the world, pork may also be one of the most dangerous, carrying some important and under-discussed risks that any consumer should be aware of (1).
1. Hepatitis E
Thanks to the revival of nose-to-tail eating, offal has redeemed itself among health enthusiasts, especially liver, which is prized for its vitamin A content and massive mineral lineup.
But when it comes to pork, liver might be risky business.
In developed nations, pork liver is the top food-based transmitter of hepatitis E, a virus that infects 20 million people each year and can lead to acute illness (fever, fatigue, jaundice, vomiting, joint pain and stomach pain), enlarged liver and sometimes liver failure and death (2, 3).
Most hepatitis E cases are stealthily symptom-free, but pregnant women can experience violent reactions to the virus, including fulminant hepatitis (rapid-onset liver failure) and a high risk of both maternal and fetal mortality (4). In fact, mothers who get infected during their third trimester face a death rate of up to 25% (5).
In rare cases, hepatitis E infection can lead to myocarditis (an inflammatory heart disease), acute pancreatitis (painful inflammation of the pancreas), neurological problems (including Guillain-Barré syndrome and neuralgic amyotrophy), blood disorders and musculoskeletal problems, such as elevated creatine phosphokinase, indicating muscle damage, and multi-joint pain (in the form of polyarthralgia) (6, 7, 8).
People with compromised immune systems, including organ transplant recipients on immunosuppressive therapy and people with HIV, are more likely to suffer from these severe hepatitis E complications (9).
So, just how alarming are pork’s contamination stats? In America, about 1 out of every 10 store-bought pig livers tests positive for hepatitis E, which is slightly higher than the 1 in 15 rate in the Netherlands and 1 in 20 rate in the Czech Republic (10, 11). One study in Germany found that about 1 in 5 pork sausages were contaminated (12).
France’s traditional figatellu, a pig liver sausage that’s often consumed raw, is a confirmed hepatitis E carrier (13). In fact, in regions of France where raw or rare pork is a common delicacy, over half the local population shows evidence of hepatitis E infection (14).
Japan, too, is facing rising hepatitis E concerns as pork gains popularity (15). And in the UK? Hepatitis E shows up in pork sausages, in pork liver and at pork slaughterhouses, indicating the potential for widespread exposure among pork consumers (16).
It might be tempting to blame the hepatitis E epidemic on commercial farming practices, but in the case of the pig, wilder doesn’t mean safer. Hunted boars, too, are frequent hepatitis E carriers, capable of passing on the virus to game-eating humans (17, 18).
Apart from total pork abstinence, the best way to slash hepatitis E risk is in the kitchen. This stubborn virus can survive the temperatures of rare-cooked meat, making high heat the best weapon against infection (19). For virus deactivation, cooking pork products for at least 20 minutes to an internal temperature of 71°C (160°F) seems to do the trick (20).
However, fat can protect hepatitis viruses from heat destruction, so fattier cuts of pork might need extra time or toastier temperatures (21).
2. Multiple Sclerosis
One of the most surprising risks associated with pork — one that’s received remarkably little airtime — is multiple sclerosis (MS), a devastating autoimmune condition involving the central nervous system.
The robust link between pork and MS has been known at least since the 1980s, when researchers analyzed the relationship between per capita pork consumption and MS across dozens of countries (22).
While pork-averse nations like Israel and India were nearly spared from MS’s degenerative grips, more liberal consumers, such as West Germany and Denmark, faced sky-high rates.
In fact, when all countries were considered, pork intake and MS showed a whopping correlation of 0.87 (p<0.001), which is much higher and more significant than the relationship between MS and fat intake (0.63, p<0.01), MS and total meat intake (0.61, p<0.01) and MS and beef consumption (no significant relationship).
For perspective, a similar study of diabetes and per capita sugar intake found a correlation of just under 0.60 (p<0.001) when analyzing 165 countries (23).
As with all epidemiological findings, the correlation between pork consumption and MS can’t prove that one causes the other (or even that, within MS-stricken countries, the most enthusiastic pork consumers were the most diseased). But as it turns out, the evidence vault goes much deeper.
Earlier, a study of inhabitants of the Orkney and Shetland Islands of Scotland, a region teeming with unusual delicacies, including seabird eggs, raw milk and undercooked meat, found only one dietary association with MS — consumption of “potted head,” a dish made from boiled pig’s brain (24).
Among Shetland residents, a significantly higher proportion of MS patients had consumed potted head in their youth, compared to healthy, age and sex-matched controls (25).
This is particularly relevant because — per other research — MS that strikes in adulthood might stem from environmental exposures during adolescence (26).
The potential for pig brain to trigger nerve-related autoimmunity isn’t just an observational hunch, either. Between 2007 and 2009, a cluster of 24 pork plant workers mysteriously fell ill with progressive inflammatory neuropathy, which is characterized by MS-like symptoms such as fatigue, numbness, tingling and pain (27, 28).
The source of the outbreak? So-called “pig brain mist” — tiny particles of brain tissue blasted into the air during carcass processing (29).
When workers inhaled these tissue particles, their immune systems, per standard protocol, formed antibodies against the foreign porcine antigens.
But those antigens happened to bear an uncanny resemblance to certain neural proteins in humans. And the result was a biological calamity: confused about who to fight, the workers’ immune systems launched a guns-blazing attack on their own nerve tissue (30, 31).
Although the resulting autoimmunity wasn’t identical to multiple sclerosis, that same process of molecular mimicry, where foreign antigens and self-antigens are similar enough to trigger an autoimmune response, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of MS (32, 33).
Of course, unlike pig brain mist, hot dogs and ham aren’t literally inhaled (teenage boys notwithstanding). Could pork still transmit problematic substances through ingestion?
The answer is a speculative yes. For one, certain bacteria, particularly Acinetobacter, are involved in molecular mimicry with myelin, the nerve-sheathing substance that becomes damaged in MS (34, 35).
Although the role of pigs as Acinetobacter carriers hasn’t been exhaustively studied, the bacteria has been found in pig feces, on pig farms and in bacon, pork salami and ham, where it serves as a spoilage organism (36, 37, 38, 39). If pork acts as a vehicle for Acinetobacter transmission (or in any way increases the risk of human infection), a link with MS would make sense.
Two, pigs may be silent and under-studied carriers of prions, misfolded proteins that drive neurodegenerative disorders like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the human version of mad cow) and Kuru (found among cannibal societies) (40).
Some researchers suggest MS itself could be a prion disease, one that targets oligodendrocytes, the cells that produce myelin (41). And since prions — and their associated diseases— are transmitted by consuming infected nerve tissue, it’s possible that prion-harboring pork products could be one link in the MS chain (42).
3. Liver Cancer and Cirrhosis
Liver problems tend to trail closely on the heels of some predictable risk factors, namely hepatitis B and C infection, exposure to aflatoxin (a carcinogen produced by mold) and excessive alcohol intake (43, 44, 45).
But buried in the scientific literature is another potential scourge of liver health — pork.
For decades, pork consumption has faithfully echoed liver cancer and cirrhosis rates around the world. In multi-country analyses, the correlation between pork and cirrhosis mortality clocked in at 0.40 (p<0.05) using 1965 data, 0.89 (p<0.01) using mid-1970s data, 0.68 (p=0.003) using 1996 data and 0.83 (p=0.000) using 2003 data (46, 47).
In those same analyses, among the 10 Canadian provinces, pork bore a correlation of 0.60 (p<0.01) with death from liver cirrhosis, while alcohol, perhaps due to an overall low intake, showed no significant link.
And in statistical models incorporating known perils for the liver (alcohol consumption, hepatitis B infection and hepatitis C infection), pork remained independently associated with liver disease, suggesting the association isn’t just due to pork piggybacking, as the case may be, on a different causative agent (48).
Beef, by contrast, remained liver-neutral or protective in these studies.
Liver cancer, too, tends to follow in the hoof steps of the pig. A 1985 analysis showed that pork intake correlated with hepatocellular carcinoma deaths as strongly as alcohol did (0.40, p<0.05 for both) (49). (Considering liver cirrhosis is often a prelude to cancer, this connection shouldn’t be surprising (50).)
So, what’s behind these eerie associations?
At first glance, the most likely explanations don’t pan out. Although pork-transmitted hepatitis E can lead to liver cirrhosis, this happens almost exclusively in immunosuppressed people, a subset of the population that’s too small to account for the global correlation (51).
Relative to other meat, pork tends to be high in omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid and arachidonic acid, which may play a role in liver disease (52, 53, 54). But vegetable oils, whose polyunsaturated fatty acid content blows pork out of the water, don’t dance the same liver disease tango that pork does, calling into question whether fat is really to blame (55, 56).
Heterocyclic amines, a class of carcinogens formed by cooking meat (including pork) at high temperatures, contribute to liver cancer in a variety of animals (57). But these compounds are also readily formed in beef, according to the same studies that indicated pork has no positive relationship with liver disease (58, 59).
With all that in mind, it’d be easy to dismiss the pork-liver disease link as an epidemiological fluke. However, some plausible mechanisms do exist.
The most likely contender involves nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic compounds created when nitrites and nitrates react with certain amines (from protein), particularly in high heat (60). These compounds have been linked to damage and cancer in a variety of organs, including the liver (61).
One of the biggest dietary sources of nitrosamines is processed pork, which, along with being a frequent visitor to the frying pan, typically contains nitrites and nitrates as curing agents. (Vegetables are also rich in naturally occurring nitrates, but their antioxidant content and dearth of protein help thwart the process of N-nitrosation, preventing them from becoming cancer-causing agents (62).)
Significant levels of nitrosamines have been found in pork liver pâté, bacon, sausage, ham and other cured meats (63, 64, 65). The fatty portion of pork products, in particular, tends to accumulate much higher levels of nitrosamines than the lean bits, making bacon a particularly abundant source (66).
The presence of fat can also turn vitamin C into a nitrosamine promoter instead of a nitrosamine inhibitor, so pairing pork with veggies might not confer much protection (67).
Although much of the nitrosamine-liver cancer research has focused on rodents, where certain nitrosamines produce liver injury with remarkable ease, the effect appears in humans as well (68, 69). In fact, some researchers suggest humans may be even more sensitive to nitrosamines than mice and rats (70).
In Thailand, for instance, nitrosamines have been strongly linked to liver cancer in areas where other risk factors are low (71). A 2010 analysis of the NIH-AARP cohort found red meat (including pork), processed meat (including processed pork), nitrates and nitrites to be positively associated with chronic liver disease. Rubber workers, occupationally exposed to nitrosamines, have faced extremely high rates of non-alcohol-related liver disease and cancer (72).
Do nitrosamines prove a chain of causation between pork, liver-harming compounds and liver disease? The evidence is currently too patchy to make that claim, but the risk is plausible enough to justify limiting nitrosamine-containing (or nitrosamine-producing) pork products, including bacon, ham, hot dogs and sausages made with sodium nitrite or potassium nitrate.
For years, pork’s precautionary motto was “well-done or bust,” a consequence of fears about trichinosis, a type of roundworm infection that ravaged pork consumers throughout much of the 20th century (73).
Thanks to changes in feeding practices, farm hygiene and quality control, pig-borne trichinosis has dropped off the radar, inviting pink pork back onto the menu.
But pork’s relaxed heat rules may have opened the doors for a different type of infection — yersiniosis, which is caused by Yersinia bacteria. In the US alone, Yersiniacauses 35 deaths and almost 117,000 cases of food poisoning each year (74). Its chief entry route for humans? Undercooked pork.
Yersiniosis’s acute symptoms are rough enough — fever, pain, bloody diarrhea — but its long-term consequences are what should really ring alarm bells. Victims of Yersiniapoisoning face a 47-times higher risk of reactive arthritis, a type of inflammatory joint disease triggered by infection (75).
And in the less-common instances where Yersinia doesn’t bring the typical feverish, diarrheic unpleasantries? Reactive arthritis can develop even when the original infection was asymptomatic, leaving some victims unaware that their arthritis is a consequence of food-borne illness (78).
Although reactive arthritis usually subsides on its own over time, Yersinia victims remain at higher risk of chronic joint problems, including ankylosing spondylitis, sacroiliitis, tenosynovitis and rheumatoid arthritis, for years on end (79, 80, 81).
Some evidence suggests that Yersinia can lead to neurological complications (82). Infected individuals with iron overload may be at higher risk of multiple liver abscesses, potentially leading to death (83, 84, 85). And among people who are genetically susceptible, anterior uveitis, inflammation of the eye’s iris, is also more likely following a bout of Yersinia (86, 87).
The solution? Bring on the heat. The majority of pork products (69% of tested samples, according to a Consumer Reports analysis) are contaminated with Yersiniabacteria, and the only way to safeguard against infection is through proper cooking. An internal temperature of at least 145°F for whole pork and 160°F for ground pork is necessary to decimate any lingering pathogen.
So, should health-savvy omnivores scrap pork from the menu?
The jury’s still out. For two of pork’s problems — hepatitis E and Yersinia — aggressive cooking and safe handling are enough to minimize the risk. And due to a shortage of controlled, pork-centric research capable of establishing causation, pork’s other red flags spring from epidemiology — a field rife with confounders and unjustified confidence.
Worse, many diet-and-disease studies lump pork together with other types of red meat, diluting whatever associations might exist with pork alone.
These issues make it hard to isolate the health effects of pig-derived products and determine the safety of their consumption.
That being said, caution is probably warranted. The sheer magnitude, consistency and mechanistic plausibility of pork’s connection with several serious diseases make the chances of a true risk more likely.
Until further research is available, you might want to think twice about going hog-wild on pork.This article was originally published by Authority Nutrition.
|Mānoa: College of Social Sciences trains next generation of journalists||xxx|
|Why the Best Is Yet to Come for Corning Incorporated|
In its 2017 first quarter results, all five of its business segments saw year-over-year revenue growth. Four of the five divisions-Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences-realized double-digit earnings increases over the previous year's results.
|Comment on Startup pitch: Uptaste helps tourists to find places to eat nearby by Alex Bainbridge||Hi Bob
Re the Reviewfie - thats a bit of fun. Don't take it too seriously ;)
However there is some science behind it from some HomeAway research......
https://www.tnooz.com/article/selfies-travel-memories-homeaway/ "Travelers who snapped selfies were 40% more likely to remember their vacations well than those who didn’t"|
|Le Pr Souleymane Mboup élevé au rang de Grand Officier dans l’Ordre national du Lion||Le président fondateur de l’Institut de recherche en santé, de surveillance épidémiologique et de formation (Iressef), le professeur Souleymane Mboup a été élevé, lundi, par le Président Macky Sall, au grade de Grand Officier dans l’Ordre national du Lion, a constaté l’APS. “L’Iressef est l’expression d’un sénégalais émérite qui met son expertise et sa science […]|
|Sustainable Development Innovations Added to African Knowledge Hub||In collaboration with the South African Government’s Department of Science and Technology, the SA SD KH has added its first cohort of African sustainable development innovations. The first cohort of innovations includes a number of innovations that respond to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation). The SA SD KH was launched with a view to linking development partners with relevant and potentially transformative African evidence. |
|The Someday Suitcase||Haydu, Corey Ann. The Someday Suitcase.|
June 27th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books
ARC provided by publisher at ALA
Clover and Danny are always together, and even their families spend time hanging out on Sundays. Clover's father is frequently away driving a truck, and her brother Jake is high maintenance due to some of his autistic qualities. When Danny becomes ill, and the doctors have trouble figuring out what is wrong with him, Clover is very worried. She makes him her science fair project and keeps careful track of his symptoms. The two find a clinic online that promises some hope, but it is in Vermont, and Danny's parents want to stick with local doctors. Danny is in and out of school, but slowly gets worse. Clover's parents are very concerned for her, since the two are so close. Eventually, Danny and Clover stow away in her father's truck when he is headed to Vermont, and take their "someday suitcase" with them. Will the clinic be able to help?
Strengths: Jake's portrayal is accurate and well done. His reactions to things are dealt with constructively, and Clover's parents address how hard it can be for her. The families are both supportive, as are most of the teachers, and Clover does find some new friends at school who help her through Danny's illness.
Weaknesses: Extremely sad, and Danny's illness could have used some more explanation.
What I really think: Great for fans of really sad books like The Truth About Jellyfish or Somewhere Among, but I will pass on purchasing.
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|Recommended Reading||I compiled a list of books I've recently read and feel would appeal to middle and high school students. Each of the books includes themes conducive to classroom discussions.|
Except when marked with an asterisk, all titles are available in audio format from the Las Vegas Clark County Public Library District (see LVCCLD link when applicable). To access these materials, you must have a current public library card and know your PIN. For more information about procuring a library card, click here. To use eAudio books from the public library, you will need to download OverDrive Media Console (a free software package) to your computer. Instructions and more information about accessing eMedia are available here.
Except for Candy Shop War and Leepike Ridge, all remaining books with asterisks are available at Audible. Note that there is a charge to purchase audiobooks from Audible. Different from the public library, however, the purchaser becomes the book's owner.
Recommended Book Options
Prepared by Christy G. Keeler, Ph.D.
Young Adult Science Fiction
Young Adult Non-Fiction
|Elementary-Level PBL||There are incredible project-based learning examples online, but few are from elementary level and even fewer are from primary grades. To make a very small impact on this lack of examples, I am sharing a collection of projects my sons, Ryan and Spencer, have completed for their classes during their elementary years. For information on more PBL options appealing to elementary-level students, please visit Tech-Based PBL for the Young Learner? Yes!|
|Nevada Curricular Standards: A List||Because I have had to reference Nevada Curricular Standards for several of my consulting contracts, I found it helpful to create a single list of cross-curricular, cross-grade standards. All Nevada Standards appear on the Nevada Department of Education website, but they are separated by subject area and grade, and each subject area has adopted its own design and display format. Though I have not had need for all standards, I created a single document compiling standards for those subject areas (social studies, English/language arts, mathematics, science, health, art, music, theater, physical education) and grade bands (3, 4, 5, 6-8, 9-12) I use most frequently.|
Click here for the compiled list of Nevada Curricular Standards.*
*Note: This is not an official list and should not be used in lieu of the actual state standards.
|Washington University Prototype Makes Calls With No Battery|
A research project at Washington University is underway that could eventually drastically change the way we use our cellphones to make calls since the project’s prototype doesn’t actually require a battery to make calls. The prototype is the brainchild of Joshua Smith, a researcher at the university’s lab for computer science and electrical engineering. Smith […]
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|NECC 2008 Notes||ISTE’s NETS•T Refreshed Roll-Out|
We need real world, relevant assignments because we’ve already done well moving from the sage on the stage to the guide on the side. At this point we need to re-inspire teachers.
The new teacher standards include:
Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Design and develop digital-age learning experiences and assessments
Model digital-age work and learning
Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
Engage in professional growth and leadership
There is a new tool available through ISTE’s website that will assist administrators in determining the level of technology integration occurring with their teachers.
Check out fact flippers: www.tammyworcester.com
Dan Edelson, Getting out of the Classroom with Technology
Volunteer Geography: A variant of citizen science. For example, students can make and share field observations and analyze and provide interpretations of that data. The concept is that students collect data by taking measurements, thy submit the data via a web form, they visualize it using interactive maps, they analyze patterns based on the data and visualization, and they may report back to others in their classes. One problem with this is that students will only be able to see small amounts of data if they are involved during the start if the project. An example of this was students testing soil samples following use of salt on icy roads. Students get to experience the full spectrum of the scientific process. In this case, students used probes and collected data in the classroom and submitted information via a website.
NGS FieldScope allows students to collect real world data. NGS chooses a region to study and invites teachers and students to participate. The teachers must purchase the equipment which costs about $1,000.
Chris Dede, Ubiquitous Computing
Goal: Repurpose common items for educational purposes (e.g., using cell phones for augmented learning).
We need to recognize that adolescent learning includes the home, school, peers, work, distributed resources, and communities – not just school. Our goal at this point is scalability of using technology tools for 21st century teaching, not just focusing on use in our own classrooms.
She suggests we use research-based methods to develop lessons and units that serve as “sheet music.” The teachers base their instruction on the sheet music, but also improvise.
A good teacher blog including student podcasts is “Learning on the Go.” The teacher sets up her class as a fictional consulting agency and the students solve real world algebra problems. Another teacher uses authentic travel agent activities to teach about Greek history.
SimCalc: http://www.simcalc.umassd.edu/software (teaches about perspective)
Media multi-tasking: We can only do one thing at a time, but we can quickly move from one thing to another. Kids are better at multi-tasking than adults. When learning, students are distracted when multi-tasking (except for things like music without lyrics in the background).
Universe: http://universe.daylife.com (identifies what is going on online in real time using a visual perspective)
Venezuela started teaching critical thinking to their elementary and middle school students 10 years ago. Now, they are finding increased average adult IQs across the country.
Alan November, “Designing Rigorous and Globally Connected Assignments”
This presentation is available from the “Archive of Articles” on NovemberLearning.com. This presentation is available at Digital Farm.
Students are connected to everyone in their lives – except their teachers because schools block everything. “Schools are the learning police.” There is more freedom in Chinese schools in terms of the Internet than here. We are so worried about their safety that we block their learning.
Vocabulary of the Web: Students need to learn information resources. This type of information is available on http://novemberlearning.com/blc
By adding site:en to Google searches, you will only get sites with an English country code. To get Turkey-based sites, type site:tr.
Adding view:timeline to a search, you can access the most recent information about a given search term.
Type link:http://Wikipedia.com to find out how many links exist to that particular site.
Hall Davidson, “It’s in Your Pocket: Teaching Spectacularly with Cell Phones”
http://www.myspace.com/sidekicknation (How kids use video on a daily basis)
Every classroom should have a student-designated web researcher. The teacher should never have to answer a factual question, they should only have to respond to higher-order thinking questions.
There is a Google feature that allows you to create your own search engine. November believes teachers and students should jointly build search engines. This will give students less stimuli when they do searches.
It would be nice if students could develop resources that teach content and then future students review these tutorials before class. Students, then, are responsible for learning their own content and class time is replaced with problem solving. When there’s not a lot of Internet access, students could have a DVD with all the information at home (because DVDs are more common in the home than Internet connections).
The http://jingproject.com is a downloadable application that allows you to create screencasts.
Instead of teaching teachers to use technology, November jokes that we should send two of our students to the training and one of the students should be the biggest trouble-maker in the class.
Wikipedia isn’t an encyclopedia, it’s a publishing house. Third grade students were told they would visit the Pitot House and write an article they would submit to the largest encyclopedia in the class. The students wrote and published their Wikipedia article and now they follow the RSS feed for the article and critique what other people write.
http://kiva.com: Organizes donations to small business entrepreneurs. The donors get their money back and they get reports on their projects. You can also talk to the other people who have invested in the same entrepreneurial project.
http://jott.com alters voice to text. You can call this service from your cell phone. Another option is fozme.com
http://polleverywhere.com: Allows you to do automatic polls from cell phones (like the classroom response systems)
Terry Cavanaugh, GIS, Google Maps, and More for Literacy Projects
There are interactive maps that show all he locations mentioned in a book (e.g., The Travels of Marco Polo). [Note to self – check out the Bible.]
Gutenkarte (http://gutenkarte.org) also makes a map of a text, showing what places are most frequently mentioned. Amazon’s Concordance also does this by telling the 100 most used words in a given text.
http://editgrid.com allows you to map a story using latitude and longitude in a spreadsheet.
http://www.goglelittrips.com has 23 stories you can follow on Google Earth. You download the .kmz file and use it with Google Earth. An example is with Make Way for Ducklings. The entire story is mapped as sections are mentioned. Also, people have added pictures of items and informational text from specific locations in the book. Anyone can make a Google Lit Trip.
http://wetellstories.co.uk/stories/week1/: Tells a story using a map – the text is embedded in the map.
Teachers can get the Pro Version of Google Earth by writing to Google and requesting it. It is possible to make a map for each student so they can each map out a story.
A dimensional mouse allows you to move in three dimensions. They are available through Amazon.
Using virtual map pins, students can add quotes from book, write facts about the locations mentioned, and adding multimedia books. This is a means of having students have greater interactivity with books.
In September, cameras will have cameras with embedded geo-tags. Some buildings are going to start putting in geo-tagging points in the buildings.
Tony Vincent, Audio is Great! Video is Cool! IPods Can Do More!
Learning in Hand iPods is his iPod podcast. See http://learninginhand.com/ipods
http://spokentext.com will speak any text into audio.
You can create cover art and lyrics (or primary source text) through going to Get Info for an individual song.
iPrep Press has comic books you can download to your iPod. BrainQuest also has quizzes for the iPod.
Ipod-notes.com allows you to combine Notes files
IPrepPress allows you to download a dictionary and many primary sources. Get 100 Words every high school students should know.
ManyBooks.com allows you to download books in the public domain.
iWriter allows you to link stories together as story
iQuizMaker allows you to make quizzes for your iPod. You can also share iQuizzes by going to iQuizShare (http://iquizshare.com/)
Use monitor mode to make your iSight camera not cause a mirroring effect.
Check out doc imaging and doc scanning on the PC.
Get book making ideas from web.mac.com/lindaoaks and check out her handouts on the NECC site
Download handouts from NECC site for Sharon Hirschy about making class books using PPT
|Peer-Reviewed Research: Penises Cause Warming|
By Professor Doom
Advanced mathematics is not for the uninitiated. Even with years of training, it’s easy enough to go to a research seminar and have at best merely a basic idea of what the latest findings are about. Experts in the field usually understand completely of course, but even if what’s being said seems incomprehensible to the layman there’s no way you can “fake it” well enough to fool an expert. In short: while both an expert mathematician and a lunatic can spew what looks like mathematical gibberish, only the former can do it in a way that’s still comprehensible to mathematicians. You just can’t fake it well enough to fool an expert.
I’ve looked at research in other fields, with the belief that I’d only understand only the basics. Thus, I was surprised to find “advanced topics” in Education and Administration are incredibly basic and accessible to anyone, even if other fields (hi Physics!) definitely made me feel quite limited in my understanding of advanced topics.
I know full well if I tried to imitate writing and research in advanced physics, an expert would casually shred my gibberish. And I’ve demonstrate that with no effort I can emulate “advanced” Education and Administration writing.
Gender studies and gender related studies are big on campus anymore. Casual inspection on my part led me to believe it was meaningless at best, and ideological indoctrination at worst. I’m hardly the only scholar to make such conjectures, but scholars know that “conjecture” is just a fancy way to say “guess.” A couple of scholars decided to prove this stuff is just plain ol’ crap:
-- Sokal1 refers to a previous hoax played on these guys, years ago.
The two “researchers” made a point of generating a 3,000 word paper packed with jargon and devoid of any meaning. A sample paragraph will give the gist of it:
Destructive, unsustainable hegemonically male approaches to pressing environmental policy and action are the predictable results of a raping of nature by a male-dominated mindset. This mindset is best captured by recognizing the role of [sic] the conceptual penis holds over masculine psychology. When it is applied to our natural environment, especially virgin environments that can be cheaply despoiled for their material resources and left dilapidated and diminished when our patriarchal approaches to economic gain have stolen their inherent worth, the extrapolation of the rape culture inherent in the conceptual penis becomes clear….
The whole paper of fake research is much like the above, with the key conclusion:
The conceptual penis presents significant problems for gender identity and reproductive identity within social and family dynamics, is exclusionary to disenfranchised communities based upon gender or reproductive identity, is an enduring source of abuse for women and other gender-marginalized groups and individuals, is the universal performative source of rape, and is the conceptual driver behind much of climate change.
The entire above paragraph is actually just one sentence, but the reader could be forgiven for not reading it through. Allow me to edit it down to at least a minimal level of comprehensibility (keeping in mind the authors were deliberately trying not to be understood):
The conceptual penis…is the conceptual driver behind much of climate change.
The paper is pure gibberish, little different than simply stringing along a bunch of mathematical symbols and believing it to mean something. The researchers even used a well-known (in the right circles) piece of software to generate the “research.” Yes, this field is so ridiculous (despite the regularly growing departments on campus) that somebody actually wrote a research paper generator for it:
Some references cite the Postmodern Generator, a website coded in the 1990s by Andrew Bulhak featuring an algorithm…that returns a different fake postmodern “paper” every time the page is reloaded. We cited and quoted from the Postmodern Generator liberally;
Keep that in mind: not only did they use a gibberish generator for the paper, they used it as a reference, not that anyone noticed—the experts in this field do not even know when they are being mocked! Other references in the paper were likewise questionable (to be generous):
Not only is the text ridiculous, so are the references. Most of our references are quotations from papers and figures in the field that barely make sense in the context of the text. Others were obtained by searching keywords and grabbing papers that sounded plausibly connected to words we cited. We read exactly zero of the sources we cited, by intention, as part of the hoax.
Of course, the researchers wrote it all under pseudonyms. They then sent it out to peer reviewed journals for publication. I really want to emphasize this: peer review is considered the gold standard of publication, even though time and again it’s been revealed as flawed at best and highly corrupt at worst. Mostly the corruption is by coordinating with the reviewers but in this case the researchers decided to have legitimate experts in the field legitimately review the paper. Why did they even hope that their hoax would possibly work?
That is, we assumed we could publish outright nonsense provided it looked the part and portrayed a moralizing attitude that comported with the editors’ moral convictions. Like any impostor, ours had to dress the part, though we made our disguise as ridiculous and caricatured as possible...
Identity politics and political correctness is destroying our campuses (and some would say, the country). The researchers are quite justified in wondering if these things are also destroying what we now inaccurately call “science.”
So, they wrote a gibberish paper with bogus references. That’s the easy part. Next, they sent their paper to journals, and did receive rejections—none of the rejections noted that the paper was pure hokum. But one journal suggested another which might be amenable:
We feel that your manuscript would be well-suited to our Cogent Series, a multidisciplinary, open journal platform for the rapid dissemination of peer-reviewed research across all disciplines.
Cogent sent it to reviewers:
We took them up on the transfer, and Cogent Social Sciences eventually accepted “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct.” The reviewers were amazingly encouraging, giving us very high marks in nearly every category. For example, one reviewer graded our thesis statement “sound” and praised it thusly, “It capturs [sic] the issue of hypermasculinity through a multi-dimensional and nonlinear process” (which we take to mean that it wanders aimlessly through many layers of jargon and nonsense). The other reviewer marked the thesis, along with the entire paper, “outstanding” in every applicable category.
So, a paper that is unarguably complete gibberish can pass the peer review process in this field. Granted the reviewers did have a few issues even with a paper they loved:
They didn’t accept the paper outright, however. Cogent Social Sciences’ Reviewer #2 offered us a few relatively easy fixes to make our paper “better.” We effortlessly completed them in about two hours, putting in a little more nonsense about “manspreading” (which we alleged to be a cause of climate change) and “dick-measuring contests.”
Now, the gentle reader might well believe that the journal is just a sham. Not true! Journals have their own accreditation system:
First, Cogent Social Sciences operates with the legitimizing imprimatur of Taylor and Francis, with which it is clearly closely partnered. Second, it’s held out as a high-quality open-access journal by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which is intended to be a reliable list of such journals. In fact, it carries several more affiliations with similar credentialing organizations...
Much as higher education has serious, grave problems with a bogus accreditation system, so too do journals, apparently. The researchers’ conclusion regarding the field of gender studies is valid:
”…there are significant reasons to believe that much of the problem lies within the very concept of any journal being a “rigorous academic journal in gender studies.”
I have two conclusions based on this wildly successful hoax:
1) I often have global warming believers tell me of the hundreds of peer reviewed studies supporting the notion that Earth will boil over any minute now because of humanity’s technology. I have my doubts, and knowing that a complete hoax article supporting such ideas can easily be peer reviewed and published only increases my doubts further. This paper comes as close as possible to literally saying man is responsible for global warming…and is rubbish.
2) When I was at a community college, I often encountered faculty and administrators who, after even a brief conversation, I simply could not fathom how they made it through a graduate level program. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, but after longer conversations, the question kept reverberating in my mind: how? They got their degrees and positions through writing papers much like this hoax paper, and it’s clear we have a whole industry of hoax “science” publishing, doing much to explain the surplus of advanced degrees in these strange fields.
The two authors set out to create a hoax paper, and succeeded brilliantly. Yes, it was done before nearly 20 years ago by Sokal, but that only serves to demonstrate nothing has changed. At this point, as I’ve told many friends, when it comes to “the latest scientific research,” you may as well flip a coin when it comes to deciding whether it’s true or not.
1) In 1996, Alan Sokal, a Professor of Physics at NYU, published the bogus paper, “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity,” in the preeminent cultural studies journal Social Text which is in turn published by Duke University Press. The publication of this nonsense paper, in a prestigious journal with a strong postmodernist orientation, delivered a devastating blow to postmodernism’s intellectual legitimacy.
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How can you improve your English conversations?
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|Intelligent Design + Darwinian Evolution = Dead End|
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And . . .
By casting physical nature in the role of de-novo miracle, science shows itself to be a religious tool. The occurred-by-fiat lens through which scientists see natural law projects onto nature the general shape of the human-deity relationship. Science sanctifies the natural, by making physical laws out to be a kind of super miracle, thereby, I suppose, filling atheists with a feeling of familiarity with the divine, even if nature lacks mind, soul, etc.
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I'm a space science dork. I have NASA t-shirts, a large print of the moon in my office, read sci-fi and I make space/science themed music mixes. Here are links to a few that I've done in the past:
Yikes, that was more than I thought and I may have missed a few.
This new mix fits right in with my love of all things NASA and my love of electronic music. What sets this one apart is the sequencing of the tracks. The titles of the tracks take you on the Juno mission from start to finish. Going from "We Launch Tonight" to "Arrival" to "Ganymede" to "Cloud Shaping" to "The Last Message."
The Juno Spacecraft was launched in 2011 and arrived at Jupiter in 2016. It's been taking amazing pics and gathering data while in orbit.
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The deep relationship between the MLPA Initiative and Delta Tunnels is undeniable. In many ways, the neoliberal MLPA Initiative process, completed in December 2012, has served a template for the Governor's campaign to build the tunnels.
In spite of some superficial differences, the two processes have been united by their (1) leadership, (2) funding, (3) conflicts of interest, (4) greenwashing goals, (5) racism and denial of tribal rights and (6) junk science. When people educate themselves on the undeniable links between the two processes, I believe they can more effectively wage a successful campaign against the Delta Tunnels and to restore our imperiled salmon and San Francisco Bay-Delta fisheries.
In spite of massive opposition to the MLPA Initiative by Tribal leaders, fishermen, grassroots environmentalists, the fake "marine protected areas" overseen by a Big Oil lobbyist and other political hacks went into effect anyway. I fear the same thing will happen in the Delta Tunnels struggle.
Over the past week, we have seen two decisions, the Delta Stewardship Council's approval of the Delta Plan amendments and the NOAA Fisheries no jeopardy biological opinion released Monday, that advance the California WaterFix proposal.
It's like back in 2011 when after a couple of favorable court rulings, successful direct action protests and growing opposition to the MLPA Initiative, things went bad. The fishing groups lost a major lawsuit, the Fish and Game Commission backed down on their commitment to protect tribal gathering rights, and in spite of the Co-Chair of the North Coast MLPA Science Advisory going to prison for embezzlement of federal money from the Yurok Tribe, the faux "marine protected areas" went into effect anyway. Here's the article:|
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|En tu vientre, José Luís Peixoto|
Trad. Antonio Sáez Delgado
Literatura Random House, Barcelona, 2017. 160 pp. 17,90 €
José Miguel López-Astilleros
Si dijéramos que la trama de la presente novela tiene como núcleo las apariciones marianas de 1917 en Portugal y sus protagonistas, especialmente la niña Lucía, no incurriríamos en ninguna inexactitud; sin embargo, para quienes conozcan la obra de Peixoto (Galveias, 1974), no hará falta añadir que en este libro hay mucho más que la narración de estos hechos. Es posible que para algunos los prejuicios de este planteamiento inicial los disuada de acercarse al libro, lo cual les privará de bucear en aspectos tan humanos como ancestrales de nuestra especie. Hay que especificar que esta obra no va dirigida en exclusiva a los creyentes católicos, sino a cualquier lector sensible y amante de la buena literatura. En ella el autor no toma partido sobre la veracidad o no de tales apariciones. Por el contrario, deja tal decisión al lector, puesto que en ella intervienen cuestiones muy personales e íntimas, cuando no juicios preestablecidos sobre tal o cual posición, a menudo absurdamente irreconciliables. De modo que si tomara partido podría alterar tal dimensión. Tanto es así que no hay en toda la obra descripción alguna de las apariciones acaecidas supuestamente desde mayo a octubre. En defensa de tal postura hay que señalar que la propia madre de Lucía no la creyó hasta su muerte, lo cual provocó una honda frustración en la niña. No obstante, aunque ante todo es una obra de ficción, la documentación ha sido exhaustiva. Lo que sí habría que advertir, según el autor, es que esta historia se conoce de una manera muy simplificada y superficial, lo cual implica un conocimiento distorsionado de la misma.
Para Peixoto la aparición mariana de Fátima ha constituido un insoslayable evento identitario del Portugal de hoy, en sus tres vertientes, histórica, cultural y espiritual, ante cuya aceptación o no se alinean los portugueses. Por otra parte, su enorme popularidad es un hecho innegable —recordemos la enorme cantidad de personas que se acercan hasta aquellas tierra para rendir culto a la Virgen—. Aun así, bajo este ropaje trata temas como la cohesión de la familia, recurrente en toda su obra. O la reflexión sobre las distintas formas de maternidad y relaciones con la madre. Si en el delicioso y emotivo librito Te me moriste —reeditado recientemente por Minúscula y publicado cuando contaba veintisiete años— el centro es la relación con el padre, en este va a ser con la madre. Dicha figura aparecerá caracterizada de tres modos: la madre idealizada, casi perfecta, no humana, que surge del mundo bíblico, por eso esta imagen nos la suministran los textos en forma de versículos sapienciales en la voz de Dios. En segundo lugar, la madre de Lucía, más humana, presenta una relación difícil con el personaje de su hija. Y por último, la madre del narrador-escritor, que interrumpe el texto traspasando dimensiones, representa el verbo de la conciencia, esa que, como apunta Peixoto «…queda en la cabeza de los hijos, que no es real, pero que es importante para ellos.»
De lo anterior es fácil inferir que hay tres voces en la novela. Aquella que narra los hechos desde el punto de vista de Lucía, combina la tercera persona con la primera de la niña, cuando en ocasiones esta se dirige a la naturaleza en una especie de panteísmo infantil. Y a veces con diálogos en estilo directo incorporados a la narración sin guion, pero bien identificados, o la presencia de retazos de oraciones diseminadas a lo largo de la obra. Otra voz es la del Dios bíblico, que viene dada en forma de versículos sapienciales, como decíamos, con tipografía bíblica perfectamente diferenciada. La otra voz corresponde a la de la madre del escritor, que irrumpe en párrafos entre paréntesis, reconviniendo al hijo, recriminándole su comportamiento —«Cuando eras pequeño yo te guardaba la mejor parte de todo. Si alguien se atrevía a codiciar las cosas del niño, me volvía una fiera. Me gustaría saber por qué ahora no me llamas nunca para compartir las partes buenas. Pero, si pasa algo malo, es verdad que vienes corriendo a quejarte.» (pág, 51). La presencia de lo autobiográfico, principalmente la infancia, es considerable en la obra de este autor, sobre todo en los últimos libros y cómo no en este. Argumenta que esta perspectiva o elemento le suministra la ilusión de estar escribiendo sobre algo nuevo que solo él conoce, y que dota a la narración de una energía muy particular, creando un vínculo muy singular con el lector —un ejemplo especial de esto es el libro que lleva por título Galveias, su pueblo natal, editada aquí en 2016—.
Suele ser una característica esencial en casi en toda la producción de Peixoto la presencia de lo misterioso, fantástico, sobrenatural, y en esta que nos ocupa lo sagrado y milagroso. No evita tratar la trascendencia, así en Jornal de Letras declara que debemos aceptar lo trascendente como una dimensión de lo real —y así mismo, añadimos nosotros, la ficción también es otra dimensión de lo real—. Pero más adelante insiste en que el reciente ateísmo urbano no se cuestiona, ni se discute, hecho que es un error, puesto que, continua arguyendo, el autocuestionamiento es una de las grandes cualidades de la cultura europea, de ninguna manera es un enemigo de la fe, y que por el contrario revela una búsqueda y una voluntad de saber, un inconformismo frente a la realidad, —y añadimos en auxilio de esta argumentación que desde el punto de vista teológico, la fe también se fundamente en la duda—, siendo así que la teología es algo que subyace en la confección de la obra. De ahí que el lector pueda sacar sus conclusiones sobre el origen del la fe, la fe que nace de las almas sencillas, que no simples, precedentes de entornos humildes, rurales y pobres, una creencia que se remonta al origen de los tiempos fundacionales en la formación cultural, intelectual y religiosa del ser humano, donde lo sagrado y el misterio tenían un lugar privilegiado, que ahora en el mundo contemporáneo se le niega y se sustituye por la ciencia, adquiriendo esta última tintes muy parecidos a los de aquella.
En este libro hay una especial dedicación al tratamiento de la condición femenina, con especial atención a la maternidad, desde diferentes ángulos, psicológico e íntimo, social y familiar. Esta condición está expresada con absoluta delicadeza, sin escamotear la dureza de algunos planteamientos, como ocurre en la página 26, cuando la madre del narrador adopta cierto tono reivindicativo y amargo «Todo el mundo tiene derecho a descansar, menos las madres. Para cada tarea, profesión o encargo hay derecho a un receso, menos para las madres. Si una madre demuestra la más mínima fatiga de ser madre, llegará enseguida algún animal, sin tener ni idea de limpiar babas y parir, dispuesto a ponerla en tela de juicio. No es madre, no sabe ser madre, no está hecha para ser madre, dirá. Pero, si todo el mundo tienen derecho a descansar, ¿las madres no? La culpa es nuestra. Sí, la culpa es de las madres. Hemos dejado que sean los hijos quienes nos definan.» Con estas palabras se somete a crítica el papel ancestral de la mujer dedicada a criar a los hijos y organizar el hogar. Además de estar más abierta a la captación de los fenómenos religiosos, en contraposición al hombre, cuya presencia no abunda en la trama. Otros asuntos importantes sobre los que trata esta magnífica novela es la reflexión sobre la lengua y el proceso creativo, sobre la omnisciencia, en la que se parecen Dios y el escritor.
El estilo de José Luís Peixoto corresponde al de un extraordinario poeta que escribe como un gran narrador. Su faceta como poeta queda patente en el lirismo y la plasticidad de la expresión. Por esto ha llegado a decir que la poesía es la infancia de su escritura, de donde nace ese intenso tono poético, que bebe de poetas como Pessoa y Camoens. Pero no solo, puesto que la literatura oral tiene en su narrativa una influencia decisiva que nace de sus orígenes rurales, infancia y adolescencia. Entre las influencias más importantes que recibe está la de Saramago, con quien tuvo una excelente relación personal a raíz de recibir el premio que llevaba su nombre con Nadie nos mira, circunstancia que le permitió felizmente abandonar la docencia y dedicarse por entero a la escritura. Otras escritores decisivos en su formación son Lobo Antunes y Miguel Torga, con quien le une, a este último, el amor por lo rural, aunque desde ópticas diferentes. Toda su obra se enmarca en la superación del neorrealismo precedente de los años 50 y 60, debido a que el clima histórico de su generación, la generación del 25 de abril, nacidos en torno a 1974, ya en democracia, es muy diferente al de aquellos escritores, sin que por ello quiera decir que no mantenga un diálogo constante y fructífero con los mismos, al igual que con otros. Como contrapunto a Peixoto podríamos citar dentro de su misma generación a otro de los grandes escritores europeos del momento, J. M. Tavares, cuya obra encarna una visión más internacionalista totalmente distinta a la suya, aunque haya muchos puntos en los que coinciden.
Podríamos concluir diciendo que José Luís Peixoto es un escritor que merece la pena leer y seguir, sin que nos quepa la menor duda de estar leyendo a alguien que va a quedar en la historia de la literatura en primera línea, por su estilo poético y tratamiento gozosamente profundo y original de los temas que aborda. Una absoluta felicidad su lectura, aunque suene manido, pero así es. Aparte de esta obra y de las ya mencionadas, no hay que perderse también Una casa en la oscuridad, Cementerio de pianos o Libro, entre las traducidas al español, o Cal, aún en portugués, que contiene cuentos, una pieza de teatro y poemas sobre la vejez.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|Annecy 2017: Award Winners from the 41st Festival|| |
The Jury on the beach!
17 Awards for an Eclectic Selection
The different juries from the 41st International Animation Film Festival have revealed the winners from Annecy 2017! Amongst the 216 films nominated in the official competition (all categories combined), 17 awards were attributed during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 17th June.
Marcel Jean handed over the Honorary Cristal to Georges Schwizgebel to commemorate his prolific career.
"For the fifth year in a row, the Annecy Festival awarded the Honorary Cristal to a leading figure in the animation world. This year, it’s not only an exceptional filmmaker that we’ve crowned, but a friend as well. The Swiss director Georges Schwizgebel has had his films in competition at the Annecy Festival fourteen times. Georges has been a member of the jury at the Festival twice and two of his shorts, The Ride to the Abyss and 78 Turns, are included in the list of the 100 best animation films that we published in 2006.
Georges Schwizgebel is an animation guru, an artisan of precision and an artist who has inspired many young animators. His style can be described as baroque and swirling, characterised by a confident brushstroke and a resolutely postmodern approach with his relationship to history and art.” Marcel Jean
His film Erlking was screened as his son Louis Schwizgebel-Wang played the piano.
TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS
> Commissioned Films
Moby "Are You Lost in the World Like Me?"
USA, UNITED KINGDOM
Cristal for a Commissioned Film
> TV Series and Specials
Special Distinction for a TV Series
BoJack Horseman "Fish Out Of Water"
TORNANTE PRODUCTIONS, LLC
Jury Award for a TV Series
The Man-Woman Case "Wanted"
MY FANTASY / 2 P2L, FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS NOUVELLES ÉCRITURES
Cristal for a TV Production
Revolting Rhymes Part One
Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, Bin-han To
MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES
Pas à pas
Charline Arnoux, Mylène Gapp, Léa Rubinstayn, Florian Heilig, Mélissa Roux
ESMA (ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES MÉTIERS ARTISTIQUES)
Summer's Puke is Winter's Delight
TAMA ART UNIVERSITY
Cristal for a Graduation Film
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OFF-LIMITS SHORT FILMS
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The talented Jean-Pierre Jeunet bestowed the Audience Award upon Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman for Loving Vincent. The film has been a great success since its world premiere on Tuesday 13th June.
TRADEMARK FILMS, BREAKTHRU PRODUCTIONS
Poland, United Kingdom
In This Corner of the World
MAPPA (MARUYAMA ANIMATION PRODUCE PROJECT ASSOCIATION), GENCO, INC.
Cristal for a Feature Film
Lu Over the Wall
SCIENCE SARU INC
The "Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film
The Blissful Accidental Death
Kötü Kiz > Wicked Girl
Cristal for a Short Film
Min Börda > The Burden
Niki Lindroth Von Bahr
After the 2017 Festival hit the milestone with 10,000 accreditations (11% more than in 2016), we’ll see you in Annecy from 11th to 16th June 2018
Find photos of all the award-winning films
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|De nouveaux débouchés attendent les diplômés|
C’est le temps de la remise des diplômes partout dans la province et plus de 8 800 élèves feront leurs premiers pas vers des études supérieures et la poursuite de leur formation ou ils entreront sur le marché du travail.
Le ministre et le personnel du ministère de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance sont fiers de tous les élèves et ils souhaitent aux diplômés de cette année beaucoup de succès dans leurs efforts pour relever de nouveaux défis et saisir de nouveaux débouchés.
« La remise des diplômes est un moment excitant et enrichissant pour nos élèves, souligne Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Le succès continu de nos diplômés dans leurs projets et leurs entreprises reflète le temps et le dévouement que les enseignants, les parents, les collectivités et le personnel ont investis pour soutenir et guider les élèves dans leurs études et aux plans personnel et professionnel. »
Chaque année, environ :
Comme beaucoup d’élèves qui finissent leurs études secondaires, Shane Breen, de l’école secondaire de Glace Bay, dit que toutes les personnes qu’elle a rencontrées durant ces années vont lui manquer.
« Je fréquente la plupart de ces personnes depuis 13 ans et il y en a certaines que je ne reverrai plus jamais, dit Mlle Breen. Mais j’ai hâte d’être plus indépendante. Je prévois étudier en sciences à l’Université Mount Saint Vincent tout en continuant à travailler. »
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|New Opportunities Await Grads|
It is graduation time across the province and more than 8,800 students will take their first step toward continued education and training, or enter the workforce.
The minister and staff at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education are proud of all students, and wish those who are graduating this year all the best as they pursue new challenges and opportunities.
“Graduation is an exciting and rewarding time for our students,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “The continued success of our graduates in their pursuits and goals reflects the time and dedication teachers, parents, communities and staff have invested to support and guide them academically, personally, and professionally.”
Each year, about:
Like many graduating students, Glace Bay High School’s Shane Breen said she is going to miss all the people she has met along the way.
“I have been with most of these people for 13 years, and I might never see some of them again,” said Ms. Breen. “But I am looking forward to more independence. I plan to study sciences at Mount Saint Vincent University while continuing to work.”
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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.
|Study: Cholesterol-lowering Statin Drugs May Cause Parkinson’s Disease|
A Penn State Medical School epidemiological study, reported by Science Daily, is urging physicians to not prescribe statin drugs for Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Evidently, due to earlier studies, cholesterol reducing drugs were considered preventative of Parkinson’s disease. Amazingly, this practice had been going on for some time, thanks to several questionable, and conflicting studies of statin use and Parkinson’s disease. The most recent study was conducted at the Penn State College of Medicine earlier this year (2017.) Their conclusion asserts that statin drugs should not be used as a Parkinson’s disease (PD) preventative. A previous study claimed patients who stopped taking statin drugs were more prone to Parkinson’s disease, thus statin drugs were helpful for preventing Parkinson’s. The Penn State study provided evidence that the opposite is true. Statin drug use can lead to Parkinson’s disease.
|Blanco Court Beef Noodles : relocated to Greenwich V, Seletar|
They have been around since 1979 though not at the same location, they started at Blanco Court then moved to North Bridge Road and then to Guilemard Road before moving to the food court in Greenwich V at Seletar Road. It is currently manned by Uncle Max, the original chef. Their previous shop at Guilemard was opened by 24 years old Mike Loh who gave up pursuing a career related to his Diploma in Sports Science to carry on the family business but what exactly happened later on that led to the closure of this shop?
I was there on a weekday near lunch and I was their only customer at that time. I wanted to order a bowl of Beef Ball Soup ($5/$7/$9) and Mixed Beef Vermicelli (Dry) ($7/$9). That Uncle asked, "Do you want it with Bee Hoon?" I was a little confused and I thought he was referring to my order of Mixed Beef Vermicelli which I specially requested to have it with the sliced beef. I answered, "Yeah". I was served a bowl of Beef Ball Soup with bee hoon. I think Uncle did not get my second order so I repeated it. I waited for another 5 minutes for it to be ready. I asked whether am I supposed to add the cincalok to the chilli and I was told to do so.
The Beef Noodle is still good and satisfying. It is getting difficult to find good Hainanese style beef noodles these days. Their broth and thick gooey sauce are done using a 'secret" recipe that has been handed down and is using beef marrow as part of its main ingredients. Those sliced beef were cooked just right. It was garnished with a handful of grounded peanuts with salted vegetable and a piece of calamansi. To start, squeeze the calamansi then mixed it well with other ingredients and a better than average bowl of beef noodle awaits.
I went for the Beef Ball Soup next. There were a few slices of beef and a handful of salted vegetable added to it, too. The soup was a little too light with a slight beefy taste. I was not quite impressed with those beef balls as I thought it could be better.
BLANCO COURT BEEF NOODLES
1 Seletar Road Greenwich V SINGAPORE 807011
Operating Hours: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm (Daily)
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