New Hosting & Domain Registration Services   
Over the years businesses have commended us for our competitive pricing and quality of web development, design and marketing services we have provided them with, but some have not been as happy with the services provided to them by their third party hosting providers.Thus, we have acquired the resources to allow our clients to use...
          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 […]
          Blue Apron goes public, Staples is acquired & more in the blitz   
The "Halftime Report" traders take investors through some of the day's biggest movers.
          Talent Acquisition Internship - Cargill - Mechelen   
The focus will be on helping recruiters with daily tasks, shadowing recruiters in interviews, candidate sourcing via social media and specific project work....
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          Talent Acquisition Officer / HR Manager - Certinergie - Waver   
Vous pouvez vous retourner sur une première expérience comme Recruiter. Talent Acquisition Officer / HR Manager*....
Van Indeed - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:51:49 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in Waver
          Healthcare NZ seeks increased foothold in Auckland   
Article – BusinessDesk June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings, the country’s biggest provider of homecare support, wants a bigger share of Auckland, where it’s under-represented with the acquisition of Geneva Healthcare for an undisclosed sum.Healthcare NZ seeks increased foothold in Auckland with Geneva Healthcare acquisition By Paul McBeth June 30 (BusinessDesk) – […]
          Acquisizione e implementazione…   
Acquisizione e implementazione di un sistema di gestione di documenti elettronici

          Acquisizione di una banca…   
Acquisizione di una banca dati geografica dettagliata sulla rete di trasporto paneuropea per analisi spaziali che sia sufficientemente dettagliata a livello regionale e a livello locale e copra il maggior numero di paesi

          Acquisizione e la successiva…   
Acquisizione e la successiva installazione di materiale informatico da destinare alle nuove sedi Indire di Firenze e Roma – AVVISO ESPLORATIVO

          In Praise Of The Single Six Revolver (And A Kind Word For The Colibri .22)   
I was recently smart enough to acquire my first Ruger Single Six revolver. Have you got yours yet? No? Well, go get one now. You may not realize it, but you need this gun:
          Here's Why Parkway Inc. Shares Are Soaring by 12% Today   
Office REIT Parkway has agreed to be acquired for a substantial premium.
          Chinanitrogengenerator the bulk of change is zero the capital antecedent   
At present, there are two capital requirements for the acquirement of air purifiers, the aboriginal is the a lot of accepted anti-fog haze, the added is the anew adapted ancestors of formaldehyde as the Nitrogen Generator of abounding aerial amoebic (VOC). Of course, the air bactericide can break the botheration is not alone the two, but these two needs is absolutely the calm market, the a lot of boilerplate air bactericide demand, actuality to these two archetypal needs, for example, to explain why the air The bactericide is an able band-aid for advancement calm air quality.

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          Open source express: Cloud Foundry, C-Radar, Smile, Alfresco   
En bref: Microsoft et Orange rejoignent la fondation Cloud Foundry, l'ex-Data Publica acquis par Sidetrade, Smile reprend l'agence Hypertexte, nomination chez Alfresco.
          Microsoft confirme enfin l’acquisition de Cloudyn   
Annoncée par la presse dès le mois d’avril, l’acquisition de la jeune pousse israélienne Cloudyn vient seulement d’être confirmée par Microsoft. Elle propose une plateforme SaaS qui automatise le suivi des coûts d’un service cloud. qui est compatible avec les principaux services cloud publics.
          Prospectus: Interim Marketing and Communications Manager   
£25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum: Prospectus: Would you like to work for a Membership organisation enabling members to acquire, share and exchange knowledge? Birmingham
          Supervisor Forestry Road Operations - Niagara Region - Ontario   
Assists in the preparation of business cases for large and significant capital acquisitions and expenditures that are subject to council approval.... $73,015 - $85,900 a year
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          Jack Black's Hilarious Sundance Comedy 'The Polka King' Is Coming to Netflix   
Netflix has risen to the top of the pile when it comes to festival season acquisitions, the streaming giant cleaning up at this year’s Sundance, and poised to do the same at TIFF after causing Cannes to go into a tizzy. One of the funniest and most rave-reviewed films out of Sundance this year was Jack Black’s The Polka King, which starred Black as real-life Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan, and Netflix has just snatched it up. Continue reading…
          Where things stand on the AT&T and Time Warner deal   
AT&T’s (NYSE: T) $49-billion acquisition of DirecTV took a whopping 432 days to win government approval, eventually earning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission with a list of conditions. Now, 251 days since the Dallas-based telecom giant declared its intent to purchase content monster Time Warner, Inc., the process could finally be turning toward the point in which the two sides discuss the same type of conditions. Bob Quinn, AT&T’s senior executive vice president for external…

          Congress turning its attention to acquisition, training challenges at VA   

Congress wants the Veterans Affairs Department to expand acquisition internship program and start using the same requirements to report cost savings from procurement activities. Lawmakers see these pieces of legislation as easy bills, but VA has its objections.

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          Pacquiao and Horn weigh in   
MANNY Pacquiao and Jeff Horn are weighing in on the eve of the Battle of Brisbane.
          251 days later: Where things stand on the AT&T and Time Warner deal   
AT&T’s $49-billion acquisition of DirecTV took a whopping 432 days to win government approval, eventually earning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission with a list of conditions. Now 251 days since the Dallas telecom giant declared its intent to purchase content monster Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) for $85.4 billion, the process could finally be turning toward the point in which the two sides discuss the same type of conditions. Bob Quinn, AT&T’s senior executive vice president…

          Vista Equity takes majority stake in California online property management payment firm   
Vista Equity Partners LLC has taken a majority stake in PayLease, an online payments and billing provider for the property management and HOA industry. PayLease, which was founded in 2003 and is based in San Diego, California, serves more than 4,500 property management companies nationwide. In a statement, PayLease officials said the cash injection from Austin-based Vista Equity will support its accelerated organic growth as well as help back potential future acquisitions. The amount of Vista Equity’s…

          Jeff Bezos: Amazon's Whole Foods deal has 4 'dreamy' enticements   
How Whole Foods fits in with Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos' four-factor acquisition strategy.

          Celebrating Star Wars #21   

We all know that the first Star Wars film changed the face of pop culture forever when it hit theaters 40 years ago today—but it’s not just the movie that’s celebrating that milestone in 2017. Star Wars comics arrived with force in 1977, and hundreds of issues later, they’re more popular now than ever.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, we’re looking back at our 40 favorite moments from the history of comics from a galaxy far, far away—one day at a time.

Star Wars: Tag & Bink Are Dead (2001) #1

Star Wars: Tag & Bink Are Dead (2001) #1

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In 1966, a play known as “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”—later adapted to film in 1990—dared to retell “Hamlet” from the perspective of two minor characters. It offered a comedic take on key moments in Shakespeare’s masterpiece by implying that the bumbling duo in some way influenced key events.

Much along those lines, TAG AND BINK ARE DEAD delves into the background characters of “A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back” to offer a little more “actual back story” to moments you’ve probably never thought twice about. Starting with the battle aboard Princess Leia’s Tantive IV that kicks off “Episode IV,” we follow two Rebels—the eponymous Tag and Bink—as they eventually escape Empire imprisonment and decide to disguise themselves as stormtroopers aboard the Death Star.

The comedic consequences result in “back stories” for moments like the lone TIE fighter that the Millennium Falcon encounters near the Death Star, the real reason Boba Fett showed up at Bespin, and how the Rebels acquired the shuttle Tyderium they’ll later use to infiltrate Endor in “Return of the Jedi.” Oh, and those two stormtroopers discussing “another drill” as Obi-Wan disarms the Death Star’s tractor beam? That’s Tag and Bink in inaction.

Writer Kevin Rubio masterminded TAG AND BINK ARE DEAD, and followed with a sequel in 2006—and this wasn’t the first time Rubio showed us “what really happened” in Star Wars movies. In 1996, he made a name for himself as the creator of “Troops,” a parody of “Cops” from a stormtrooper’s perspective largely responsible for ushering in an entire era of Star Wars fan films.


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          Corinthian Real Estate, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Premier Montrose Property in Houston, TX   

The WestMont expands the firm’s portfolio of Central Houston properties

(PRWeb September 18, 2014)

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          Episode 28: Trials of Blackthorn Part 2 | Adventure! Dungeons & Dragons Podcast   
EVERYONE IS DEAD!!!! How will the story continue? Will we have new heroes? Find out in the newest episode! Now knowing where the final magical item is Julian, Thrace, & Hendley head for Blackthorn Castle but first they must get through the creepy town of Blackthorn that just may not want them there. Adventure! Dungeons and Dragons actual play podcast hosted by Bobby Shortle, Jacqui Turner, Brian Verderosa and Bob Reyer from Talking Comics. Go on thrilling and ridiculous adventurers with first time D & D players.
          Orphans Court papers pertaining to land in Oxford Twp. Adams County   
To the Orphans Court of the County of Adams and State of Pennsylvania

The petition of Annie E. BROWN, a resident of the Township of Oxford, County of Adams, Pennsylvania, respectfully represents.

That your petitioner is the owner in fee of a tract of land situate in Oxford Township, Adams County, adjoining lands of Jonas RINEHART, the New Chester Road, widow WOLF, Conewago Creek and Aaron BROWN containing twenty six (26) acres and one hundred and nineteen (119) Perches more or less, with improvements.

That your petitioner acquired the title to said premises by deed from Anna M. BROWN dated April 7th 1915, which said deed was duly recorded in the office for Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in Deed Book 75, page 276.

The the said Anna M. BROWN acquired the title to this premises by deed dated April 1, 1891 from Wm. Arch. McCLEAN, Assignee of Solomon BROWN and wife and said deed being made in pursuance of an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Adams County, which said deed was duly recorded in the office of Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in Deed Book YY page 331.

That the said Wm. Arch. McCLEAN, assignee of Solomon BROWN and wife acquired title to said premises by deed of assignment from Solomon BROWN and wife dated May 26, 1890, which said deed is recorded in the office for Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in deed Book QQ pages 287 and 288.

That the said Solomon BROWN acquired the title to said premises by deed dated April 2, 1874 from Josiah SHUTT and Lydia his wife, which said deed was duly recorded in the office for Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in Deed Book DD page 240.

That the said Josiah SHUTT acquired the title to said premises by deed dated April 2, 1874, from Solomon BROWN and Silas MILLER, agents for the Widow and heirs of Christian ZINN, which said deed was duly recorded in the office for Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in Deed Book DD page 85.

That said Solomon BROWN and Silas MILLER were given letters of attorney to convey real estate by the widow and all the heirs of Christian ZINN dated July 26, 1873 and recorded in the office for Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in Deed Book HH page 297. And said letter of attorney provides that "one third of the purchase money of said real estate after expenses of sale to remain in the tract of land in Oxford Township aforesaid, during the life of Lucy ZINN, the widow aforesaid, the interest of said one third to be paid to her annually and the principal sum at her death to the parties then legally entitled to receive the same."

That the said deed from Solomon BROWN and Silas MILLER to Josiah SHUTT and the said deed from Josiah SHUTT and wife to Solomon BROWN contained a dower charge in the following language "Subject however to the payment of forty four Dollars and fifty five cents ($44.55) yearly to Lucy ZINN widow said Christian ZINN deceased, during her natural life, the first payment to be made on the first day of April A. D. 1875. It being the interest on seven hundred and forty two Dollars and forty nine cents ($742.49) and at her death the principal sum of Seven Hundred and forty two Dollars and forty nine cents to be paid to the legal heirs and representatives of said Christian ZINN, deceased, the said sum of money to be and remain a lien on the herein granted premises until paid.

That Christian ZINN died in the month of Dec. 1872 or January 1873, letters in his estate being issued Jan. 3, 1873 and your petitioner is informed and believes that Lucy ZINN died nearly fifty years ago in and about 1879 or 1880, that the dower was $742.49 Solomon BROWN and wife borrowed on a mortgage from HOLTZ April 3, 1880 $275 which amount was sufficient to pay all the heirs except his wife and it is believed that the principal was paid as of about that date and dower was released in some way not of record. All the heirs were alive at that date except my mother Elizabeth MILLER and she left two children David MILLER and myself and I know that a guardian received the share of the dower of my brother and myself and upon arriving of age we received our shares from the guardian. At the time of the assignment of Solomon BROWN the mortgage of HOLTZ was called the first lien. That none of the deeds since that date contain any reference to said dower charge and no reference made to it in the assignment proceedings of any such indebtedness, none is presented or paid. Thus for fully forty years your petitioner believes that no demand has ever been made for the payment of interest on said dower charge by Lucy ZINN or for the principal thereof by the heirs entitle to some and no such demand has ever been made to your petitioner during her possession of the premises. That it was not until a recent proposition to buy was made to your petitioner that the discovery was made that there was no satisfaction of the said dower on record.

That the names of the heirs of Christian ZINN deceased entitled to the payment of the principal after the death of Lucy ZINN were Coletta ZINN BROWN, married to James BROWN, Elizabeth ZINN MILLER married to Silas MILLER, Maria ZINN MYERS, married to Conrad MYERS, Anna ZINN BROWN married to Solomon BROWN and Lucy ZINN HAWK, married to Edward HAWK and after dilligent search your petitioner is informed and believes that these heirs outlived their mother Lucy. ZINN and after her death were paid their shares of said dower charge and that all of them have been dead for a number of years.

That the period of twenty one years has elapsed and many more years since the principal of said dower charge became due and payable and that no payment of either principal or interest has been made within said period and no satisfaction of release of said dower charge appears of record.

Therefore your petitioner prays your Honorable Court to order and direct the Sheriff of Adams County to serve the petition on the known holders of the said dower charge, if to be found in the said county and whose residence or residences are known and in case the parties can not be found in said County then the said Sheriff shall give public notice in one newspaper published in said county once a week for four weeks successively prior to the next term after the petition as aforesaid shall have been presented, requiring said parties to appear at said Court and answer the petition to show cause why the court should not enter a decree to satisfy, extinguish and discharge the said dower charge.

And she will ever pray, etc.

signed
Annie E. Brown.

NOTE...To satisfy the above legal requirement to publish this information, notice was published in the Gettysburg Times on Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23. Since no one came forward the Court signed off on this matter on January 27th 1930.
          Sonatype Acquires Vor Security to Expand Nexus Open-Source Component Support   

Sonatype announced the acquisition of Vor Security to extend their open-source component intelligence solutions’ coverage to include Ruby, PHP, CocoaPods, Swift, Golang, C, and C++.

By Helen Beal
          Barcellona, ufficiale: esercitata la ‘recompra’ per Deulofeu   

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

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          Bacca-Kalinic, destini incrociati: il punto della situazione   

CALCIOMERCATO MILAN – Lavori in corso in casa Milan. La nuova proprietà ha le idee chiare e lo ha dimostrato in questo primo mese di mercato. In poche settimane ha chiuso per quattro acquisti e ora sta lavorando per altre entrate. Ma c’è bisogno di fare spazio. André Silva è stato il primo acquisto in...

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          Milan, Montella sta provando a convincere Keita   

CALCIOMERCATO MILAN – Il Milan presto ufficializzerà l’acquisto di Fabio Borini e si prepara a chiudere anche quello di Andrea Conti dall’Atalanta e di Hakan Calhanoglu dal Bayer Leverkusen. Ma il mercato rossonero continua e restano ancora in piedi le ipotesi Lucas Biglia e Balde Keita. Da tempo i rossoneri hanno in mano l’accordo con la...

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          Milan, bloccato Kjaer. Sondaggio non confermato per Murillo   

CALCIOMERCATO MILAN – Il club rossonero non vuole fermarsi a Mateo Musacchio per rinforzare il pacchetto di centrali difensivi a disposizione di Vincenzo Montella. C’è la volontà di acquistare almeno un altro tassello. La difesa non è stata impeccabile nell’ultima stagione, soprattutto nella seconda metà, e dunque la società intende intervenire. Ovviamente bisogna anche considerare...

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          Milan-Juventus: possibile scambio De Sciglio-Cuadrado?   

CALCIOMERCATO MILAN – Juventus e Milan sono rivali storiche, sia sul campo che in sede di mercato. Abbiamo visto tante battaglie tra questi due club in passato, ma anche più recentemente. Adesso tutti pensano alla campagna acquisti-cessioni per la nuova stagione, che a breve comincerà. E sull’asse Torino-Milano qualcosa potrebbe muoversi. Da non escludere neppure...

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          An Unbridled Tongue   
Norman W. de Witt, "Organization and Procedure in Epicurean Groups," Classical Philology 31.3 (July, 1936) 205-211 (at 209; discussing and translating excerpts from Philodemus, On Frank Criticism):
Proper correction will come from one "actuated by good will, devoting himself intelligently and diligently to philosophy, steadfast in principle, careless of what people think of him, immune from any tendency to demagoguery, free from spitefulness, saying only what fits the occasion, and not likely to be carried away so as to revile, jeer, belittle, injure feelings, or resort to tricks of wanton acquiescence or flattery (Ib, 2-13)." The opposite will be expected of one "with an unbridled tongue, prone to blame others, light-minded so as to be incensed at slight affronts, bickersome, truculent, or bitter (IIb, 1-7)."
See also Philodemus, On Frank Criticism. Introduction, Translation, and Notes by David Konstan et al. (1998; rpt. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2007), pp. 92-95.
          A tour de bras   
Legrand atteint un sommet en Bourse après la plus grosse acquisition de son histoire.
          Numerous Advice For Fixing Bad Credit   
Bad credit is a burden to many people. Bad credit is caused by financial debt. Bad credit prevents people from being able to make purchases, acquire loans, and sometimes even get jobs. If you have bad credit, you should repair it immediately. The information in this article will  …
          Speedway Reaches Hess Halfway Mark   

UPDATE: According to data provided by GasBuddy, the current Speedway count is 2,156, while the current Hess count is 645 (see map below for the conversion progress).

FINDLAY, Ohio --Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has now converted more than half of the 1,250 Hess gas stations and convenience stores it acquired in October 2014 to its Speedway brand, Gary Heminger, president and CEO, said in reporting MPC’s second-quarter 2015 financial results.

It has converted more than 650 of the retail sites to the Speedway brand since the acquisition, said Heminger on the company’s earnings call.

According to data provided by GasBuddy, the current Speedway count is 2,156, while the current Hess count is 645 (see map below for the conversion progress).

Speedway, MPC's retail segment, performed well and continues to make tremendous progress integrating the East Coast and Southeast retail locations, he said.

"We are on pace to achieve the expected synergies for 2015 from light-product supply, as well as from operating and administrative expense savings. Further, the accelerated progress for store conversions and subsequent remodels has allowed us to more rapidly implement Speedway's industry-leading Speedy Rewards loyalty program. This program and other marketing enhancements are expected to drive the anticipated synergies to the business over the next several years."

Tony Kenney, president of Speedway, said. “We're moving along at an accelerated pace in converting the [Hess] brand to Speedway. … The important thing there is it's more than just the brand. What's going inside the store is all of our technology that is the platform for our marketing programs, primarily our loyalty program, all of our inventory management, other things that drive savings and synergies for us as we operate convenience stores. … As we begin to bring on all of the marketing enhancements through the conversions inside the store, then we'll start to realize those benefits down the road.”

Speedway segment income from operations was $127 million in second-quarter 2015, compared with $94 million in second-quarter 2014. This increase was primarily the result of higher merchandise and light-product margins and the addition of the newly acquired locations, partially offset by higher operating and administrative expenses. Speedway's consolidated light-product margin increased to 13.51 cents per gallon in second-quarter 2015, from 12.82 cents per gallon in second-quarter 2014.

Speedway's income from operations was $33 million higher in the quarter as compared to second-quarter 2014. Speedway's newly acquired locations contributed income of approximately $14 million to the quarter's results or approximately $45 million of EBITDA.

For the legacy Speedway sites, the merchandise gross margin was $23 million higher in second-quarter 2015 compared to the same quarter last year, and the light-product gross margin was about $16 million higher.

Speedway same-store gasoline sales volume was down two-tenths of a percent versus same quarter last year compared to estimates of U.S. demand growth in the second quarter of approximately 3% higher. Overall, gasoline sales volumes for legacy Speedway locations were up 3% in the quarter, reflecting the impact of investments in new, rebuild and remodel locations.

“Another key performance metric for our retail group is same-store merchandise sales,” said Timothy Griffith, CFO, “and we're continuing to see strong demand for our in-store offering as our same-store merchandise sales in the quarter excluding cigarettes were up 4.6% versus same quarter last year. So far in July, we've seen a 1.6% increase in same-store gasoline volumes compared to last July.”

MPC is the nation's fourth-largest refiner. Approximately 5,460 independently owned gas stations across 19 states sell the Marathon-brand. In addition, Speedway owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience-store chain, with approximately 2,750 convenience stores in 22 states. MPC also owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 8,300 miles of pipeline. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership (MLP). MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network in the Midwest, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.

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          Center Administrative Assistant - Inspire Development Centers - Royal City, WA   
These skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of experience and training, which would include an associate’s degree in office...
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          NBA Free Agency: Derrick Rose reportedly unlikely to be back with Knicks   
The Knicks acquired Rose last summer from the Bulls
          Keeping an eye on Alibaba Cloud, Aliyun – Part 1   
Alibaba's Jack Ma made headlines across the world last week by laying out a plan for rapid global expansion of China's e-commerce behemoth. In an Investor Conference held at the company's Xixi headquarters in Hangzhou, China, Ma made the bold claim that Alibaba could reach $1 trillion in gross merchandise value by 2021 by becoming the primary online store for 2 billion people, as well as by expanding into new areas, one of which is the international public cloud services business. While Alibaba's investor event was overshadowed somewhat by the news that Amazon will spend $13.7 billion in cash to acquire Whole Foods, the premium U.S. grocery store chain, Jack Ma unveiled a strategy with clear potential to disrupt the cloud market.

Meanwhile, business at Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) is 'fantastic' and is only going to get better this year, according to the company CFO. For the most recent fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017, the company reported revenue of RMB 38,579 million ($5,605 million), an increase of 60% year-over-year, including:

•   Revenue from core commerce of RMB31,570 million ($4,587 million), up 47% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from cloud computing of RMB 2,163 million ($314 million), up 103% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from digital media and entertainment of RMB 3,927 million ($571 million), up 234% year-over-year.

Growth at the parent company is primarily being driven by the steady increase in active buyers on its ecommerce platforms, both in numbers and in the value of goods and services being transacted. Annual active buyers reached 454 million, an increase of 31 million from the 12-month period ended on March 31, 2016. Mobile monthly active users (MAUs) on Alibaba Group’s China retail marketplaces reached 507 million in March, up 97 million over March 2016. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) transacted on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces in fiscal year 2017 was RMB 3,767 billion ($547 billion), up 22% compared to RMB 3,092 billion in fiscal year 2016.

Alibaba Cloud, or Aliyun as it is known in Chinese, is firmly established as the leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud in mainland China and is moving rapidly to become a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider and a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) retailer. Some important Aliyun metrics emerged from the Investor presentation, including (with additional commentary):

·         Public cloud is growing: based on Gartner's figures from March 2017, Aliyun estimates the global public cloud market will amount to $245 billion in 2017, growing to $436 billion in 2021, a 15.9% CAGR.

·         China’s public cloud market is growing even faster, with Gartner figures showing China’s public cloud market, valued at $14 billion this year, growing to $25 billion in 2021, a 17.2% CAGR; by 2021, China’s share of the global public cloud market would still be under 6%, which seems odd given the country's share of global GDP is much higher and that ecommerce, social media and mobile technologies are booming in China - why so low versus the U.S. market?

·         Aliyun cited figures from IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market (IaaS), indicating it currently is the No.4 player in public cloud services worldwide, but with only a 3.2% share; No.1 was AWS, $8.4 billion, 46.1% share; No. 2 Microsoft, $1.4 billion, 7.6% share; No.3 IBM, $1.0 billion, 5.8% share; No.4 Alibaba, $0.57 billion, 3.2% share; No.5 Google, $0.519 billion, 2.9% share.

Clearly, AWS is dominating the public cloud market, especially in the U.S. The other U.S. public cloud players are investing aggressively to catch up and they too seem to have ambitions that reach to the sky. Alibaba's Jack Ma has previously been quoted in the press as saying that Alibaba would catch and surpass Amazon. When it comes to cloud services at least, this will be extremely difficult given its current 3.2% share versus AWS’ 46.1% share, and a capex budget that appears decisively smaller.

In its home market of China, Aliyun's IaaS revenue is equivalent to the next seven players combined. The numbers cited in IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market are as follows:

·         No.1 – Alibaba Group, $587 million, 40.7% market share

·         No.2 - China Telecom, $123 million, 8.5%

·         No.3 – Tencent, $106 million, 7.3%

·         No.4 – Kingsoft, $87 million, 6.0%

·         No.5 – Ucloud, $79 million, 5.5%

·         No.6 – Microsoft, $72 million, 5.0%

·         No.7 – China Unicom, $67 million, 4.6%

·         No.8 – AWS, $55 million, 3.8%

In addition, as of March 31, 2017 Aliyun had 874,000 paying customers, had 15 data centres worldwide and had 186 cloud service offers. It also claims a 96.7% retention rate amongst its top paying customers in Q1 2017 compared to a year earlier.

Over one-third of China’s Top 500 companies are on Alibaba Cloud, including China's Public Safety Bureau (PSB), CCTV, Sinopec, Sina Weibo, Xinhua News Agency,Toutiao, Geely, Mango TV, CEA, Quanmin Live, Panda TV and DJI, while two-thirds of Chinese Unicorn companies are on Alibaba Cloud. Global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) now available on Aliyun include Accenture, SAP, Docker, here, SUSE, Haivision, Wowza, AppScale, AppEX, Hillstone, Checkpoint Software Technologies, Hitachi Data Systems and Red Hat.


Aliyun’s Computing Conference 2016 was attended by over 40,000 developers in person, with more than 7 million viewers online. At its investor conference, Aliyun also disclosed a number of major international brands that are now using its services, including Schneider Electric, Shisheido, Philips, Nestle and Vodafone, which is a good start. Nevertheless, attracting international companies will be harder, first, because Alibaba has only just recently begun building data centres outside of China, and two, they will be much less known and trusted than established brands such as IBM.


          Nokia – IP networks re-imagined   
Recently we have seen Cisco predict that busy hour global IP traffic will grow 4.6-fold (35% CAGR) from 2016 to 2021, reaching 4.3 Pb/s by 2021, compared to average Internet traffic that will grow 3.2-fold (26% CAGR) over the same period to reach 717 Tb/s by 2021. The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, released earlier this week, calculates that the total traffic in mobile networks increased by 70% between the end of Q1 2016 and the end of Q1 2017. And now, Nokia Bell Labs has just announced its own prediction: IP traffic will more than double in the next five years, reaching 330 exabytes per month by 2022 while growing at a 25% CAGR. The company anticipates that peak data rates will grow even faster at nearly 40% annually. Nokia Bell Labs also predicts that 3D/4K/UHD will experience a 4.79x growth from 2017 – 22, that wireless traffic will experience 7.5x growth from 2017 – 22, and that worldwide IoT devices to grow from 12bn in 2017 to 100bn in 2025.

Nokia unveils next gen networking processing engine

Nokia's processing engine sets the stage for perhaps the most significant announcement from the company since the merger of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens Networks in 2015. In a press event entitled 'IP networks reimagined', Nokia unveiled its FP4 silicon, featuring the 'first' 2.4 Tbit/s network processor, up to 6x more powerful than processors currently available. The proprietary chipset is designed for a new class of petabit-class routers.

Core routers traditionally have been the 'big iron' that powers the heart of the Internet. It is a product category dominated by Cisco, Huawei, Juniper and Nokia, including via its existing 7950 XRS routing platform. However, the market has been in flux. Earlier this month, Dell’Oro Group reported a significant break in Q1 17 with Huawei taking the top spot from Cisco in the core router market for the first time. The report also found Huawei taking over second spot from Nokia in the SP edge router and CES market. The primary reason cited for this shift is that the SP core routing business is only growing at a low single-digit rate, while China Mobile is defying the trend with significant investments in their IP core backbone, for which Huawei is the lead supplier. Nevertheless, the overall predictions for rapid growth in IP traffic over the coming five years makes it more likely that service providers will need a significant refresh of their core backbones to handle hundreds of 100 or 400 Gbit/s connections at major nodes.

Nokia's previous generation FP3 chipset, unveiled by Alcatel-Lucent in June 2011 and launched in 2012, packed 288 RISC cores operating at 1 GHz and leveraged 40 nm process technology; the FP2 chipset offered 112 cores at 840 MHz and was built in 90 nm. This network processor lineage can be traced back to TiMetra Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View, California that launched its first carrier-class routing platforms in 2003.

TiMetra, which was headed by Basil Alwan, was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent later in 2003 for approximately $150 million in stock. The product line went on to become the highly successful 7450, 7750 and eventually 7950 carrier platforms - the basis for the IP division at Alcatel-Lucent. Not bad for an idea from a small start-up to grow into the star platform underpinning all of Alcatel-Lucent + Nokia Siemens Networks.

In a launch day webcast, Basil Alwan, now president of Nokia's IP/Optical Networks business group, said we are moving into a new phase of the Internet requiring 'cloud-scale routing'. First, he noted that there is market confusion between Internet-class routers and core data centre switches, which are being used to power the hyperscale infrastructure of the Internet content providers. High-end, data centre spine switches are capable of routing packets at high rates and can handle access control lists (ACLs). Likewise, conventional big iron core routers can switch data flows, and are sometimes deployed in data centres. However, there have been tradeoffs when this role reversal happens. Nokia's new FP4 chipset aims to fix that.

First multi-terabit NPU silicon

Six years have passed since the FP3, or roughly two cycles in the evolution of Moore's Law, so naturally one would expect the new silicon to be smaller, faster and more powerful and efficient. But Alwan said the company took its time to rethink how the packet processing works at the silicon level. To begin with, Nokia redesigned the onboard memory, employing 2.5D and 3D layouts on 16 nm Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) technology. The single chip contains 22 dies, including memory stacks and control logic. It runs at 2.4 Tbit/s half-duplex, or 6x more capacity than the current generation 400 Gbit/s FP3 chipset. The FP4 will support full terabit IP flows. All conventional routing capabilities are included. Deep classification capabilities include enhanced packet intelligence and control, policy controls, telemetry and security.

The FP4 could be used to provide an in-service upgrade to Nokia's current line of core routers and carrier switches. It will also be used to power a new family of 7750 SR-s series routers designed for single-node, cloud scale density. In terms of specs, the SR-s boasts a 144 Tbit/s configuration supporting port densities of up to 144 future terabit links, 288 x 400 Gbit/s ports, or 1,440 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Absolute capacity could be doubled for a maximum of 288 Tbit/s configuration. It runs the same software as the company's widely-deployed systems. The first 7750 SR-s boxes are already running in Nokia labs and the first commercial shipments are expected in Q4.

Nokia is also introducing a chassis extension option to push its router into petabit territory. Without using the switching shelf concept employed in the multi-chassis designs of its competitors, Nokia is offering the means to integrate up to six of its 7750 SRS-s routers into a single system. This results in 576 Tbit/s of capacity, enough for densities of up to 2,880 x 100 GBE ports or 720 x 400 Gbit/s ports. Adding up the numbers, it is not truly petabit-class, but at 576 Tbit/s it is more than halfway there.

Network telemetry leads to security
Another interesting twist concerns security and petabit-class routing. In December 2016, Nokia agreed to acquire Deepfield, a start-up specialising in real-time analytics for IP network performance management and security. Deepfield, founded in 2011 and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has developed an analytics platform that identifies over 30,000 popular cloud applications and services. Its Internet Genome tracks how traffic runs to and through networks to reach subscribers, in real time, and without the need for probes, taps and monitors in the network itself. At the time of the deal, Nokia said it would integrate Deepfield big data analytics with the dynamic control capabilities of open SDN platforms, such as the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) and Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).

Expanding on this idea, Alwan said Deepfield can really leverage the routers rather than probes to understand what is happening to the traffic. Fewer probes mean lower investment. More importantly, Deepfield could be used to track DDoS attacks passing through the core of the network rather than at the edge destination target. The new FP4 silicon is said to be a very good match for this application.


          Spectra7, providing chips for high-speed connectivity, raises $4.6m   
Spectra7 Microsystems of San Jose, California, a developer of high performance analogue semiconductors, announced that it has closed its previously announced bought deal offering of 11,500,000 units at a price of 40c per unit, including the full exercise of the over-allotment option, for aggregate gross proceeds of $4.6 million.

Spectra7 stated that the public offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuiy and including Eight Capital and Echelon Wealth Partners.

In addition to the public offering, the company announced that it has closed the first tranche of its private placement of units, as previously announced on June 7th, pursuant to which it issued 3,280,750 units for additional gross proceeds of $1.31 million, including subscriptions by its CEO and certain directors of the company.

Each unit issued through the offerings comprises one common share and one-half of a common share purchase warrant, with each warrant entitling the holder to acquire one common share for 55c per share for a period of two years after closing of the offerings.

Spectra7 stated that the net proceeds from the offerings will be used to fund R&D and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Separately, the company announced amendments to its $6.50 million senior secured term loan facility with MidCap Financial. The amendments include extending the commencement date for principal payments under the loan facility by a year to June 1, 2018, and the option to extend the maturity date of the facility by a further year upon satisfaction of certain conditions.

In relation to the amendments, Spectra7 has issued warrants to purchase up to 750,000 common shares, with each warrant exercisable for a period of five years into one common share at a price of 39c.

For its most recent quarter ended March 31, 2017, Spectra7 reported revenue of $2.7 million, up 8% versus $2.5 million a year earlier, with gross margin as a percentage of revenue for the quarter at 60%, flat sequentially.


* In January, Spectra7 demonstrated what it claimed as the first QSFP28 Double Density (QSFP28-DD) active copper cable (ACC) integrating its new GaugeChanger Plus GC2502 silicon. It also stated it would begin sampling GaugeChanger Plus QSFP28-DD active copper modules to data centre cable assembly companies during the quarter.

Using the linear design of its GC2502, Spectra7 noted that the modules can support both NRZ and PAM4 signalling, enabling 200 or 400 Gigabit Ethernet transmissions over the same cable.

* Spectra7 also announced sampling of IEEE COM-compliant SFP28 and QSFP28 active copper modules to Tier 1 cable assembly and data centre customers in North America and Asia. It noted the modules were available for evaluation and qualification by customers such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Baidu and Alibaba, as well as data centre equipment manufacturers such as Cisco, HP, Dell and Hauwei.


* Spectra7 is an analogue semiconductor company delivering solutions enabling high bandwidth, speed and resolution for electronics manufacturers addressing broadband connectivity markets. Based in San Jose, the company has design centres in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland and Little Rock, Arkansas.


          Claro Brazil partners with Huawei to launch 4.5G    
Huawei announced that Claro Brazil recently launched what is claimed to be the first commercial 4.5G network in Brazil, incorporating 4 x 4 MIMO, carrier aggregation (CA) and 256QAM technology, in the city of Brasilia.

Claro demonstrated 4.5G data rates averaging 250 Mbit/s on compatible smartphones during the release ceremony in Brasilia, which is claimed to be around ten times the average rate delivered on the existing 4G network. Claro also announced its new tariff policy at the event, which features increased data allowances for existing packages.

Huawei noted that as smartphones featuring support for both 4 x 4 MIMO and 256QAM become available in the market, users will be able to access the enhanced capabilities offered by the 4.5G network. On the network side, Claro is able to provide mobile Internet access with fibre-like speeds to mobile customers with suitable devices.

Huawei noted that 4.5G Evolution helps operators enhance their networks by introducing 5G technologies into existing 4G networks. This can allow operators to trial 5G-like services and develop the business models that 5G will support in the future.

Separately, Huawei announced that working with French operator SFR it had completed the first pre-commercial field verification of 4 x 4 MIMO technology in France, enabling a downlink throughput of 628.3 Mbit/s using a commercially available phone on SFR's 4.5G network.

The tests with SFR involved a commercial phone operating on the live SFR 4.5G network and served to verify that the use of 4 x 4 MIMO, combined with 2 CC carrier aggregation and 256QAM modulation, can enable throughput of up to 628.3 Mbit/s. Huawei noted that SFR is aiming to extend its 4.5G network coverage to 90% of customers in France by the end of the year, and to increase this to 99% during 2018.


Commenting on the network launch, Claro CEO Paulo César Teixeira said, "The commercial release of the 4.5G network, with 4 x 4 MIMO, carrier aggregation, 700 MHz spectrum activation and advanced modulation, will help the Brazilian communications industry to play a significant role in the worldwide arena, as the country is a pioneer in this technology… Claro will use the recently acquired 700 MHz frequency band as a part of its ongoing effort to build a quality, next-gen mobile network nationwide".



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

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

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

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

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

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



          Un fiume di sorrisi in Cittadella   
Mille e seicento persone hanno preso parte e animato la nostra festa. Sono stati raccolti circa 20 mila euro che destineremo alle cure e all'acquisto di nuove attrezzature. Un ringraziamento a tutti, davvero a tutti!
          LuxNetwork picks Ciena    
Ciena announced that LuxNetwork of Luxembourg has selected its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform with integrated WaveLogic Encryption for a new 100 Gbit/s network designed to increase network capacity to support the growing bandwidth and security demands of the major financial sector companies, large enterprises and international wholesale customers.

LuxNetwork, a subsidiary of the NomoTech Group, specialises in providing high-speed, secure optical WAN connectivity to connect businesses to data centres and interconnect data centres. The service provider also offers a suite of managed services for enterprise customers and international telecom operators.

Operating its upgraded network that provides ten times the capacity of its previous system, LuxNetwork can offer higher-capacity services including 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 8 and 16 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, as well as encryption for protection of in-flight data. Additionally, enterprise and carrier customers are able to leverage dedicated, secure, high-bandwidth and scalable connectivity without the need to own the infrastructure.

The network upgrade will also allow LuxNetwork to consolidate and modernise its infrastructure and to realise operational efficiencies following the acquisition and integration of Telecom Luxembourg.



  • Last week, Ciena announced that Bouygues Telecom of France had selected the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to enhance the efficiency, scalability and reliability of its network backhaul and aggregation infrastructure, as well as provide the foundation for its new SuperCore network.
  • The deployment was designed to increase capacity to 400 Gbit/s to support growing capacity demand and new high-bandwidth services, as well as allow Bouygues Telecom to expand its mobile and ISP offerings support future 5G services.


          Profound Medical to pay $6m for Philips’ Sonalleve MR-HIFU biz   

Profound Medical (TSX:PRN) said today that it agreed to put up about $6 million worth of its own shares to acquire the Sonalleve MR-HIFU business from Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG). Toronto-based Profound said the deal calls for it to put up 7.4 million shares at 84.9¢ (C$1.10) apiece, representing a 22% premium over its closing price yesterday. The […]

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          Report: Intuitive Surgical won’t sell in Pakistan until da Vinci devices back on line   

Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) is reportedly refusing to sell any more of its da Vinci robot-assisted surgery platforms in Pakistan until the two it’s already got on the market there are brought back on line. The Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation in Karachi asked to acquire a da Vinci system, according to The News of Pakistan, […]

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          Medtech M&A: The 10 biggest deals so far in 2017   

Over the past several years, the healthcare industry as a whole has experienced an abundance of mergers and acquisitions – major players are buying up their peers in deals ranging from millions to billions.  The trend is continuing, and the healthcare playing field continues to be shaped by these mega-transactions. For the medical device industry, […]

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          Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower   

Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower $BLK, $JLL, $GOOGL, $C The acquisition of Asian Square Tower 1 marks the largest single tower real estate transaction in Asia Pacific Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired a 43-story office tower in Singapore from US private equity firm BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) in a $2.45-B transaction. […]

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          iMendi Quick Vocabulary Review in Eight Languages   
iMendi is a simple site for reviewing key vocabulary words and phrases in eight languages. To use the site simply select a language and start flipping flashcard questions. You get two tries at the answering correctly on each card before iMendi gives you the correct answer.

If you want to focus on a specific set of vocabulary words, you can pick a specific lesson or word list from iMendi's menus that appear above every flashcard.

iMendi is available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, and Czech.
             

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          Front Row Offers Differentiated Resources for Social Studies Instruction   
Front Row has developed a great reputation over the last couple of years for the differentiated math and ELA resources that it offers to teachers and students. This week at ISTE 17 I sat down with the CEO of Front Row to take a look at the new social studies resources that Front Row is offering.

Front Row's new social studies resources are organizing into fifteen units. The units cover the topics most commonly included in social studies classes in the United States. Some of those unit topics are Civil Rights, the American Revolution, and Economics. Within each topic in you will find articles and discussion questions for your students.

Applications for Education
Front Row lets you choose from multiple versions of the same article to distribute to your students. You can give the same version of an article to all students or give different versions to individual students in your classroom. Front Row has a short diagnostic test for your students to take when they join your Front Row classroom. The results of that diagnostic test can help you identify which version of each article to give to your students.

Register for Teaching History With Technology where you'll learn how to use many more tools like Front Row in your social studies lessons. 
             

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          Global Generic Drugs Market 2014-2018   

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

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

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

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

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          Spal e Benevento: le mosse delle neo-promosse sul mercato   
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          TS223:OJ Simpson,Kesha,Leviticus,Guest Ross Mathews   
That's who you are...The morally corrupt Faye Resnick. This week female judge Shirley Kornreich, straight from the fields honay, ordered Kesha to stay in her record deal with her alleged rapist Dr. Luke. Meanwhile boxing champ Pacquiao thinks gay people are worse than animals. Someone knows how to pack the ow! Also guest Ross Mathews is here and ready to drop his new album, Boy Pussy.
          Fox's Sky Buyout Hits Roadblock, UK Demands More Scrutiny   
Rupert Murdoch s Twenty First Century Fox Inc s FOXA proposed acquisition of remaining 61 stake in Europe s leading pay TV broadcaster Sky plc hit a roadblock after U K government minded to refer the deal for second phase of review to Competition and Markets Authority CMA
          Start the mas...   

As we move into the month of July, just the seventh month of the year, it is safe to say that Carnival 2018 has started. The first mas band to launch its presentation for next year was Jus Wee and Friends and its unveiling was held last Sunday at 16 Newbury Extension, Glencoe. Next year Jus Wee and Friends, a past Band of the Year winner, will be playing Wee Taking Flight.

Wee Taking Flight will consist of 14 sections and among the band’s designers are Michel Huggins, Janelle Greaves, Devon Jerome, Marcus Gooding, Dominique Mitchell and Marion George. The band’s camp is at Newbury Hill Extension. Bandleader Annmarie Placide revealed that the band’s costumes are reasonably priced at $1,000-$2,750, and the band is all-inclusive.

She added that one of the band’s attractions on Carnival Monday is that live road music will be supplied by Pelham Goddard & Roots. Playing with Roots on Monday, DJ Mr Desmond will provide road music on the Tuesday.

Potpourri of arts this weekend

This weekend’s entertainment fun list actually begins at 6 pm this evening when Pan Trinbago holds an After Work Jam at bpTT Renegades Pan Theatre, Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain. Supplying live music will be Massy Trinidad All Stars, Fusion Steel, Pan Jammers, Sapophonics and DJ KC Klass is Klass.

 

Another Friday evening steelband jam also begins at 6 pm when Phase II Pan Groove with Hadco opens up its yard at Hamilton Street, Woodbrook for Friday Night Live—band arranger Len “Boogsie” Sharpe says it will be “an odyssey of pan.” Aside from Phase II and lots of food and drink, there will also be entertainment by Martin Cain & Road Block Steel Orchestra, featuring Deja and DeJan Cain.

This evening also sees the eagerly awaited opening of Uppa Level Club at Cascadia Hotel, 67 Ariapita Road, St Ann’s, by Elegant Promotions. Wall-to-wall music can be expected all night by H2O Phlo, Kevon Cartar, Oscar B, plus old school Uper Level DJ Darryl, and his partners in crime DJs Richard Simply Smooth, Scoobie and Billy J.

Kaiso Blues Cafe is also on tonight with its Passing Thorugh Jazz Cuatro Concert, featuring Jeanine Ruiz, Kennth Clarke, Michel Germain, Raul Landaeta and more, from 9 pm.

 

At the theatre

Not to be left out tonight there’s much theatre in a big way with Kingdom Arts & Performances staging Reba, Rachel, Ria...Their Story at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, at 7.30 pm; RJ Productions, in collaboration with Urban Jungle Entertainment, by overwhelming public demand, staging Eileen & Me at Little Carib Theatre, White Street, Woodbrook, at 8.30 pm; and Raymond Choo Kong Productions premiering Choose Your Partner Wisely, at CLR James Auditorium, Cipriani College, Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Valsayn, at 8 pm.

RS/RR is premiering Man Callaloo, starring Nikki Crosby, Richard Ragoobarsingh, Debra Boucaud Mason, Sunny Bling and Aaron Schneider, tomorrow, at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, Port-of-Spain, at 8.30 pm. The show will be repeated on Sunday evening at 6.30 pm, at the same venue.

Tomorrow’s action continues when St Ann’s RC Church stages its Tea Oneness Style Tea & Concert at Lions Civic Centre, Fitz Blackman Drive, Port-of-Spain, from 3 pm. Wall-to-wall entertainment will be by David Bereaux, Errol Fabien, Jason “Fridge” Seecheran, Wendy Sheppard, Krystal Khayne, Stephen Marcelle, Frenz in Muzik and more.

There’s also the Sangeet Opera, at Central Bank Auditorium, Lower St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, featuring Neval Chatelal and John Thomas, at 7.30 pm.

 

Dance events

Dance is also on the weekend’s agenda with Abeo Jackson’s farewell performance – Dance Fuh Yuh Life – being staged at The Big Black Box, Murray Street, Woodbrook, at 8 pm, and Malick Folk Performing Company and OrigiNation Cultural Arts Centre of Boston premiering Just The Two Of Us II, at La Joya Auditorium, EMR, St Joseph at the same time. Both events are billed for tomorrow.

 

Pan in Diego Martin and Tacarigua

Tomorrow also sees Panatics Steel Orchestra celebrating its 30th anniversary by staging Pan Jamboree at the Waterwheel Compound, Diego Martin, at 7 pm. Steelbands to perform include Phase II Pan Groove in association with HADCO, CAL Invaders, Ice Water Pan Ensemble, Sapophonics Steel Orchestra and host band Panatics Steel Orchestra.

One of this weekend’s big shows takes place on Sunday evening in the east at Rush Sports Bar & Night Club, located on the Eastern Main Road, Tacarigua. On a show themed Live in Love & Music, crackshot pan musician Kern Summerville and musicians he has selected will be performing. Summerville’s band will include Kyle Peters (guitar); Kevin Fraser (keyboards); BJ Saunders (bass); Gerion Williams (drum); Jamie Ghany (alto saxophone); Nicholas Jones (tenor saxophone); and Barry Homer (trumpet).

Guest performers for Live in Love & Music are vocalists Marisa Diaz and Kay Alleyne, violinist Anna Clair Roberts, guitarist Kashiff Wilson, Spoken Word artiste Askala George and Keishon Jack.

 

Riddim in the north

Action galore is promised on Sunday night, from 8 pm, at Howdy Dan’s Restaurant, located in MovieTowne, Port-of-Spain, as LA Records launches its RIIbirth Riddim. Artistes on the label billed to perform are Crazy, Fireball, Jamelody, King David, Blessed Messenger, Tobago’s Kervern Carter, Marley Palmer, Jah Disciple, Jaron Nurse, Zion Nurse, Zion Starr, Brittany Gonzales, Dre Star, Frankie Dan and Linelle Hamilton.

 

In memory of Brigo

Across the seas, calypso is also holding centre stage tomorrow as the children of the late Brigo will celebrate his birthday in a special way in New Jersey, USA. The children are being joined by Brigo’s Cultural Theatre Roots & Branches to hold a free show and fair from noon.

Brigo’s daughter Janeel Keisha Abraham said this week: “Our mission is to protect the legacy of passion my father had for calypso as well as to celebrate the numerous young artistes he helped nurture. We are celebrating the life he lived and the lessons and values he taught us.

“Beside lots of music and BBQ on sale, we will also be giving food and clothing to the poor. We are determined to keep my father’s music and legacy alive here in North America, in T&T, and across the Caribbean.”

 

A deed deserving of mention

Full kudos are well deserved by the past and current student body and staff of Presentation College (San Fernando) for going above and beyond to assist the needy. In four short days they raised approximately $50,000 in cash and supplies for those adversely affected by Tropical Storm Bret.

A spokesman for the group told Pulse this week: “We have acquired mattresses, pillows, mops, brooms, flashlights, disinfectants, canned goods, rice, flour, legumes, snacks, water, tarpaulins, garbage bags, new and clean used clothing (folded and sorted by gender and size), disposable diapers and sanitary napkins.

“These items will be given to people living in the Siparia and Penal/Debe regions and we will be guided by their regional corps as to who receives supplies.”

Also assisting the less fortunate were the delegates ion this year’s Miss TT World Pageant. On Friday, at the Tea Party, Talent and Top Model Competition, auctioned a bottle of champagne for $8,600 and donated the proceeds to the San Fernando City Corporation for distribution to the flood victims.

 

Party for a cause

Come July 8, a fund-raising party for stroke victim Wendy Hector will be held at All Out Sports Bar, Queen’s Park Oval, Woodbrook. In addition to some foot-stomping DJ music, there will be a live performance by The Malcontents, Chris Mouttet, Richard Law, Gary Hector, Stuart “Fowl” Abraham, Paul Amar and Phil Hill.

This is a dress up/costume party and guests are invited to don the Hippy, funky and groovy styles of the 60’s and 70’s.

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          Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. Acquires 370 Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) - Transcript Daily   

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          Summer Kickoff   

I have fallen in love with summer! ♥

While the entire country was anticipating Pacquiao's bout with Clottey, we were on our way to what Au called the Camotes "hangover" (though I don't have the faintest idea why she used that word). So off we went, 30-45 minutes bus ride from the city to Danao, 2 hours travel by sea from Danao to Consuelo port, then 15-20 minutes land travel from the port to the resort. It wasn't so bad, considering the travel durations of my previous trips to Malapascua, Bantayan and Sumilon.

Danao Port


I wasn't really expecting too much from Camotes. I thought, it's just a nice strip of white sand beach. Sus, perte man diay kanindot sa Santiago Bay! The never-ending shoreline, the crystal clear water, the pristine white sand beach - it definitely exceeded my expectations! Talk about a wonderful surprise!

Santiago Bay



View from our room and from the front desk our resort. Lunch at Santiago Bay Resort's restaurant.



Tour de Camotes: Lake Danao, Timubo Cave and Mangodlong Rock Resort.


One of the trip's highlights, the sunset in Santiago Bay! It was just glorious!!!




And then another day in paradise.



And our island getaway wouldn't be complete without the pictorials of jump shots, tumbling shots and having-the-time-of-our-lives shots!


Now this is the way to welcome summer!



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Citizens Commercial Banking led a $220 million credit facility to support Avista Capital Partners’ acquisition of National Spine & Pain Centers from Sentinel Capital Partners.
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Back of the original box for RoadBlasters for the Atari Lynx Portable Entertainment System. Description reads: Blast Into The Future In the distant future the ultimate race will occur. Half race and half battle. Grab the controls and accelarate to reach the rally points, Dodge mines and toxic spills, blast Rat Jeeps and Darting Cycles. Acquire weapons like Cruise Missles and U.Z. Cannons. Explore 50 levels of mind blowing authentic arcade action! Bottom right corner has the seal of the FBI with the message "WINNERS DON'T USE DRUGS William S. Sessions, Director, FBI


          Jobstown Verdict: Six defendants found not guilty; Paul Murphy demands full inquiry   

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy is demanding a full independent inquiry into the Garda investigation of the Jobstown protest after his acquittal yesterday.


          Manny Pacquiao's Last Ride Begins Saturday Night   
Manny Pacquiao needs to be amazing this weekend if he wants to get another shot at Floyd Mayweather.
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WI-Racine, JOB TITLE: Property Manager II (Affordable Housing) Reports To:Regional Supervisor Evergreen Real Estate Group is looking for a Property Manager to join the team in our newly acquired property - Durand Plaza located in Racine, WI! Summary: This position is primarily responsible for managing and coordinating persons, activities and available resources in order to accomplish property objectives as s
          walgreens / rite aid merger terminated!   


Walgreens is scrapping its deal to buy all of Rite Aid Corp. and instead will buy a smaller piece of the drugstore chain, after the original takeover effort seemed doomed by antitrust regulators.

Instead, Walgreens will buy about half of the over 4,500 Rite Aid stores, making Walgreens the largest pharmacy chain in the country but leaving Rite Aid as a regional chain. The 2,186 stores Walgreens agreed to buy are mainly in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, Rite Aid said.

Walgreens had been waiting for months to see whether the FTC would try to block the planned acquisition of Rite Aid. The original agreement would have been for about 3,336 stores "making this agreement about one-third smaller and more likely to pass regulatory scrutiny in our view," Leerink analyst David Larsen said in a note to clients.

Walgreens said in a statement that it will begin acquiring the Rite Aid stores and related assets over a period of approximately six months, and intends to convert the stores to the Walgreens brand over time.

The FTC will end its review of the previous merger agreement and start an investigation of the new deal for stores and and assets to determine whether competition is harmed.

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          Sweden Wind Power Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy - Industry Analysis, Trends, and Forecast Report 2030   
 

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3.1 Carbon Emissions, Global, 2001-2015 11
3.2 Primary Energy Consumption, Global, 2001-2025 13
3.3 Wind Power, Global, Technology Definition and Classification 15
3.4 Wind Power Market, Technology Overview 15
3.5 Wind Power Market, Turbine Components 16
3.6 Report Guidance 18
4 Renewable Power Market, Global, 2006 - 2030 19
4.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Overview 19
4.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Installed Capacity, 2006-2030 21
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          Sweden Hydropower Capacity, Generation, Regulations - Industry Analysis, Trends, and Forecast Report 2030   
 

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The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global hydropower market with forecasts up to 2030. The report analyzes the power market scenario in Sweden (includes conventional thermal, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) and provides future outlook with forecasts up to 2030. The research details renewable power market outlook in the country (includes hydro, small hydro, biopower and solar PV) and provides forecasts up to 2030. The report highlights installed capacity and power generation trends from 2006 to 2030 in Sweden hydropower market. A detailed coverage of renewable energy policy framework governing the market with specific policies pertaining to hydropower is provided in the report. The research also provides company snapshots of some of the major market participants.

The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalDatas team of industry experts.
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The report analyses global renewable power market, global hydropower market, Sweden power market, Sweden renewable power market and Sweden hydropower market. The scope of the research includes -
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- An overview on global renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends, generation trends and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources. The information is covered for the historical period 2006-2016 (unless specified) and forecast period 2017-2030.
- Renewable power sources include wind (both onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), small hydropower (SHP), biomass, biogas and geothermal.
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- An overview on Sweden renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends (2006-2030), generation trends(2006-2030) and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources in 2016.
- Detailed overview of Sweden hydropower market with installed capacity and generation trends and major active and upcoming hydro projects.
- Deal analysis of Sweden hydropower market. Deals are analyzed on the basis of mergers, acquisitions, partnership, asset finance, debt offering, equity offering, private equity (PE) and venture capitalists (VC).
- Key policies and regulatory framework supporting the development of renewable power sources in general and hydropower in particular.
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1 Table of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 5
1.2 List of Figures 6
2 Executive Summary 7
2.1 Fall in OECD Countries Carbon Emission despite a Global Rise during 2010-2015 7
2.2 Technological Advancements and Government Support Driving Global Renewable Power Installations 7
2.3 Top 10 Countries Account for Over 70% of Hydropower Capacity 7
2.4 Renewable to Stock Up Maximum Installed Capacity by 2030 8
2.5 Hydropower Capacity Dominates Electricity Generation in Sweden 9
3 Introduction 10
3.1 Carbon Emissions, Global, 2001-2016 10
3.2 Primary Energy Consumption, Global, 2001-2025 12
3.3 Hydropower, Global, Technology Definition and Classification 14
3.4 Report Guidance 16
4 Renewable Power Market, Global, 2006-2030 17
4.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Overview 17
4.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Installed Capacity, 2006-2030 18
4.2.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity by Source Type, 2006-2030 18
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Stephens Inc. Serves as Senior Co-Manager Carrizo Oil & Gas (ticker: CRZO) has priced its public offering of common stock it issued in conjunction with its recent Delaware Basin acquisition. As part of its efforts to pay for the $648 million purchase of 16,488 net acres from ExL Petroleum Management, Carrizo is making several different offerings to raise funds. Immediately[Read More...]
          Minnesota Timberwolves trade PG Ricky Rubio to Utah Jazz for protected first-round pick   
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          Media Matters responds to the latest setback for 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over Sky   

Media Matters for America President Angelo Carusone released the following statement after U.K. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley announced that she was “minded” to refer 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over Sky PLC to the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority on grounds of media plurality:

The government should not approve 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over Sky. It’s alarming that the company’s demonstrated culture of malfeasance and governance deficiencies borne out of Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s commitment to advancing his personal political agenda has not already been sufficient to warrant outright rejection.

The soft touch to which the government is treating Murdoch’s bid is also revealing -- it seems to come in part because of the disproportionate amount of political power and influence that Murdoch wields. As Secretary Bradley accurately notes, this takeover will give Murdoch even more power and influence. That kind of disproportionate control, especially in the hands of an already destructive entity, is not in anyone’s interest except Murdoch’s.

Beware Murdoch’s promises and assurances. As we have noted, he has made an awful lot of them in the past in order to a secure a deal, only to swiftly disregard his word once the deal was finalized.

In mid-June, Media Matters for America President Angelo Carusone sent a letter to the U.K.'s chief broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, highlighting a number of recent developments -- all of which concern Fox News -- that are pertinent to Ofcom’s investigation into the potential takeover of Sky PLC by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, Fox News’ parent company.

The recent developments detailed in Media Matters' letter to Ofcom further underscore that Murdoch and his sons fail to satisfy the conditions necessary to acquire British satellite broadcasting company Sky in full and expose dangers that the bid for Sky would pose to the British public and media landscape.

The letter from Carusone follows a March 30 report Media Matters submitted in partnership with global activism group Avaaz to Ofcom that detailed the risks Murdoch’s desired takeover of Sky poses to British broadcasting standards.

Before that, Media Matters and Avaaz submitted a report to Secretary Bradley of the U.K. Department for Culture, Media and Sport that demonstrated that the risk of Foxification is too great to simply rubber-stamp a Murdoch takeover. On March 16, Bradley referred Murdoch's takeover bid to Ofcom for a thorough investigation on the grounds of "media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards." The findings of the Ofcom investigation are due by June 20.

21st Century Fox already owns 39.1 percent of Sky. Murdoch abandoned a previous bid for full ownership in light of an investigation into mass hacking at his U.K.-based newspapers. Following an investigation, a parliamentary report found that Murdoch was “not a fit person” to run a major corporation and that his son James (who at the time ran the parent company of News Of The World and The Sun; he is now the CEO of 21st Century Fox) showed “wilful ignorance” of the industrial-scale hacking. In September of 2016, it was reported that Fox News had engaged in similar tactics, hacking the phone of Media Matters reporter Joe Strupp.


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          Top Of The Table – The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire   

Dozens of tabletop games over the years have alluded to the mobster world of The Godfather, and a few have even offered an actual licensed take on the classic film of New York mafia, with its devastating betrayals and family intrigue. But until Corleone’s Empire, I’ve never played a game that so perfectly captures the mood and themes of that memorable movie. Designer Eric M. Lang has been behind some of the most thematically rich and rewarding tabletop games of recent years, and publisher CMON has an eye for stellar production values. Add in some truly evocative art from Karl Kopinski, and The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire nails the setting and tone of Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, while simultaneously offering a rousing and fast-paced game of strategy and sudden, devastating treachery. 

Corleone’s Empire is a game of worker placement and area control. Two to five players each take on the role of a New York crime family, working to shake down businesses across the boroughs, complete jobs like extortions and backroom deals, and bribe allies into cooperation with your nefarious activities. Don Corleone looms over your criminal projects as the Godfather of organized crime in the city, and you must be careful to launder and hide away your money, as the excess will go in tribute to him at the end of each act. Along the way, it’s your acquisition of illegal goods like guns, booze, blood money, and eventually, narcotics, which fuel your illicit affairs. Turf changes hands all the time, new businesses open for exploitation, and minions are murdered in violent car bomb explosions and drive-by shootings; figures regularly move from the board spaces into the Hudson River after they meet an untimely end. The theming is richly imagined and appropriately tied up in crime and sudden dramatic turns of fate that reshape the contours of the session.

CMON has established a reputation for its great miniatures and top-notch art, and both are in full evidence throughout Corleone’s Empire. The rulebook and cards are filled with brooding character art of the city’s mid-20th century criminals and civic officials. Individual uncolored miniatures are detailed and varied, offering up different visuals for each family Don, Consigliere, and Heir. A horse-head token indicates first-turn status. Every player even has a literal metal suitcase that holds laundered money away from prying eyes. And the New York board map is thoughtfully designed and attractive, appropriately appointed without ever feeling crowded, even in the game’s later busy turns. Everything reinforces and recalls the film. I’m also a big fan of the board’s use of shapes tied to the bases of individual minis and components; even newcomers to the game can quickly grasp where each piece should be played, from hexagonal control markers to square spots that match your family’s thug minis.


Corleone's Empire supports two to five players, but plays best with four or five

The clever nods to the movie would be for naught without a solid game framework. Behind the mafioso concept, smartly structured and briskly paced gameplay unfolds. Split into four roughly similar acts, the game layers on complexity through the gradual introduction of new figures, businesses, allies, and resources. Reach Act II, and your Consigliere mini joins the team. Bid more than your opponents, and perhaps you can lure the Mayor to aid your family in Act III. Risk entry into the dangerous world of narcotics in the late game, and you’ve got a new flexible resource that can help fuel any job. 

In the most important phase of each act, players take turns deploying their miniatures onto designated spots across New York City, shaking down businesses like the Barbershop, Korean Laundry, and Gun Dealership, and acquiring the designated resource. Have the most figures in an area, and you gain control of that borough in the subsequent turn, meaning you get a piece of the action every time a player hits up that business in the future. Gathered resources let you complete jobs, which usually offer both concrete rewards and a way to screw over your opponents; you gain money (or launder it) while potentially killing off opponent pieces in key locations across the board. Your own carefully laid plans can be shattered by an opposing player’s machinations. If that sort of messing with each other angers you, Corleone’s Empire is likely to frustrate almost constantly. For me, the sudden changes in fortune communicated a delightful nod to the precipitous and dramatic turns of the movie.  In the end, it’s a combination of acquired money, control exerted around the city, and jobs completed that determine the crime family that will rule New York and win the game.

For a game with so many interlocking systems of resources, control points, and different paths to money and victory, I’m impressed by the ease of play. Down time between turns is very low, as each figure’s placement on the board has a clearly marked consequence and acquisition. In my experience, the game is at its best with four or five players, as interlocking webs of alliances accrue, and players in the lead are suddenly ganged up upon by other players who feel threatened. The abrupt and disastrous falls from a hard-won lead are painful, but bearable since the game completes in a moderate playtime; a two-hour session is enough to finish one game, and for most player groups, that might even be enough to try a second run on the same evening of play, allowing new alliances and grudges to form.  


Each player called a small tin "metal suitcase" to store their money and completed job cards

Strangers to The Godfather may be stymied by the constant references to the movie. But it’s clear that’s a sacrifice that the designer is willing to make, foregoing overt explanations about things like the taking or leaving of canolis, for instance, and instead letting players recognize narrative flavors and moments wherever they can find them. The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire does justice to its inspiration, and the dip into gangster fantasies is a welcome change of pace from more fantastical settings. 

If Corleone’s Empire sounds like a good fit for your friends, you won’t have long to wait to track down a copy; pre-orders are available now, and official launch is July 28th of this year. If you’re looking for something of a different flavor than tommy guns and restaurant assassinations, make sure and click on the Top of the Table banner below and check out some other recent recommendations. If you’d like some additional personal recommendations or advice on tabletop games, feel free to drop me a line via email or Twitter – I’m always happy to share some suggestions to find the perfect gaming fit for your group.  


          Rural and Suburban Mail Carrier (RR- 12 or less RMB) - Canada Post - Balmertown, ON   
Acquire and maintain knowledge of local infrastructure including roads, customers and delivery receptacles. Wear Canada Post identification while on delivery... $17,001 a year
From Canada Post - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:35:57 GMT - View all Balmertown, ON jobs
          MOBI724 GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INC (MOBIF: OTCQB) | Mobi724 Global Solutions Inc. (CSE: MOS) Final Issuance of Shares Pursuant to Provisions Concerning the Acquisition of the remaining 49% Shares of Mobi724 Solutions Inc. ("Solutions Inc.")   
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          MOBI724 GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INC (MOBIF: OTCQB) | Mobi724 Global Solutions Inc. (CSE: MOS) Final Issuance of Shares Pursuant to Provisions Concerning the Acquisition of the remaining 49% Shares of Mobi724 Solutions Inc. ("Solutions Inc.")   
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          A Beginners Guide to a Clean and Healthy Aquarium   
A clean aquarium is the best habitat for all kinds of fish or other living organisms like crabs for example. A clean aquarium means your fish and plants will live for a longer time saving you time and allowing you to enjoy watching them grow. The best way to keep an aquarium clean is to have all the proper equipment and use it often to clean with. It is also a mater of know how. There are a few things that every aquarium owner must know to clean an aquarium and maintain it in the best possible way.




People who don't know much about aquariums might use harsh household cleaners to clean their aquariums. This would have detrimental for the small ecosystem you ought to be striving to create. Good tips for keeping your aquarium clean is to keep the water supply clean by cleaning the water pump. To do so one should always keep the filtration system in mind. A good clean filter is what the life of your aquariums ecosystem depend on. Cleaning the filter too often might also have a negative impact on your aquariums life.




It is therefore important to maintain a balance, and to clean your aquariums filter only when needed or specified by the filters manufacturer. Many aquariums experts recommend that the ornaments as well as the glass ought to be cleaned at least once every two weeks. Cleaning the aquarium ornaments and glass prevents algae from building up inside. If the aquarium is made from plastic materials then cleaning should be performed on smaller time intervals, perhaps once a week.




When performing maintenance operations to your aquarium, you should always keep in mind a few things to ensure that things are going smoothly inside your aquarium. Check the air pump and see if it is running ok. It is imperative that there is enough oxygen for the fish but also to allow for proper flow of the water.


Another thing that will ensure longer life for your aquarium is ensuring that the water is changed often. This way your fish and plants will live longer and your aquarium will definitely look better. One more thing that you should do to maintain a clean aquarium is to clean, or at least rinse the gravel that sit on the bottom of your aquarium.




This process entails that you remove all contents of the aquarium including the fish. Therefore, its viability depends highly on how many as well as what kind of fish you have. Keeping a clean aquarium does not only entail cleaning it every week or two weeks. You should also consider acquiring a water purifier. There are many kinds of purifiers out there for different types of aquariums as well as sizes. When you use a water purifier to clean the water contents of your fish tank you should always let it sit and mix with the water to allow it to dissolve.




If you are new to aquariums, always remember to read the instructions of every product used. Be careful; keep a schedule for maintenance operations and treat your aquarium with love and it will eventually flourish.


Tristan Andrews is a freelance author who writes articles about pet health and pet supplies.

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          Shell to acquire US renewables power market player MP2   

          Aspin Group: Senior Estimator   
Competitive salary: Aspin Group: Employing over 250 staff we are a dynamic and energetic organisation and have been successfully expanding in recent years, both through natural organic growth and acquisitions. We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Estimator to join our estimation Preston
          Chick magnet   
My newest magnetic nail polish acquisition is Sinful Colors in "It's Electric". I haven't really been feeling the magnetic nail polish trend but saw this for only 4.99 and thought it was worth the chance.

First off, the magnet is practically glued into the top, and I quite literally nearly lost a nail trying to pull it off from the bottle cap. I put on a thin layer and then placed the magnet above my thumbnail immediately. The polish was decently opaque in one coat, except... nothing happened. I did one more thin coat (nice thing about magnetic polishes) and tried again. The magnet finally started working but it wasn't super even like in the pictures. Nevertheless, I'm intrigued and practice makes perfect, right?

What I envisioned....

Reality....hmmm


          Strategic Targeted Execution Process for Industrial Customer   

Strategic Targeted Execution Process for Industrial Customer Relationship Management

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/15/2006 -- The deployment of any CRM system takes proper planning. In order to assist customers during this process, Commence has developed S.T.E.P., (Strategic Targeted Execution Process). a proven methodology for the successful implementation of the Commence CRM solution.

S.T.E.P is the result of more than a decade of experience in providing high quality business solutions to small and mid-size businesses. By working with hundreds of companies around the world, the company acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver business solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use. This has allowed customers to realize the maximum value from products and an immediate return on their investment.

S.T.E.P outlines the key areas of responsibility, resource requirements and timeframes for implementation. This helps the implementation team guarantee a timely, cost effective and successful installation process.

Outlined below is a brief overview of S.T.E.P

STEP I: Needs Analysis

Before the process begins it imperative to review the strategic objectives of the CRM implementation and to gain management acceptance and commitment to begin the project. During this phase we clearly define the policies and procedures for managing customer interaction and discuss how the system will automate this workflow.

STEP II: Project Planning

A detailed implementation plan will be created and finalized during this phase. It will outline the responsibilities of the implementation team and those of in-house personnel. A system administrator will be selected, as well as team members from each department, who will work in conjunction with the vendor or system integrator managing the implementation process.

STEP III: Implementation

It is during this phase that the software implementation will begin. System configuration and administration will be completed such as setting up security profiles, e-mail accounts, data entry for drop down menus and data migration from disparate systems. Administrative training will also begin at this time.

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

An operational prototype of the system is up and running at this time. Operational issues are identified and resolved and basic modifications will be made to tune the solution to the customers' specific requirements.

STEP V: Deployment & Training

During this phase the CRM system will be completely operational. Training will begin for all end users. Ongoing support will be provided by the system administrator with assistance from Commence Corporations support staff.

Commence offers lean industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9649.htm

Media Relations Contact

Larry Caretsky
President
Commence
Telephone: 732-380-9100
Email: Click to Email Larry Caretsky
Web: http://www.commence.com/mfg/


          Industrial CRM via the STEP System   

Industrial CRM via the STEP System

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/30/2006 -- Commence offers lean industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems. The deployment of any CRM system takes proper planning. In order to assist customers during this process, Commence has developed S.T.E.P., (Strategic Targeted Execution Process). a proven methodology for the successful implementation of the Commence CRM solution.

S.T.E.P is the result of more than a decade of experience in providing high quality business solutions to small and mid-size businesses. By working with hundreds of companies around the world, the company acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver business solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use. This has allowed customers to realize the maximum value from products and an immediate return on their investment.

S.T.E.P outlines the key areas of responsibility, resource requirements and timeframes for implementation. This helps the implementation team guarantee a timely, cost effective and successful installation process.

Outlined below is a brief overview of S.T.E.P

STEP I: Needs Analysis

Before the process begins it imperative to review the strategic objectives of the CRM implementation and to gain management acceptance and commitment to begin the project. During this phase we clearly define the policies and procedures for managing customer interaction and discuss how the system will automate this workflow.

STEP II: Project Planning

A detailed implementation plan will be created and finalized during this phase. It will outline the responsibilities of the implementation team and those of in-house personnel. A system administrator will be selected, as well as team members from each department, who will work in conjunction with the vendor or system integrator managing the implementation process.

STEP III: Implementation

It is during this phase that the software implementation will begin. System configuration and administration will be completed such as setting up security profiles, e-mail accounts, data entry for drop down menus and data migration from disparate systems. Administrative training will also begin at this time.

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

An operational prototype of the system is up and running at this time. Operational issues are identified and resolved and basic modifications will be made to tune the solution to the customers specific requirements.

STEP V: Deployment & Training

During this phase the CRM system will be completely operational. Training will begin for all end users. Ongoing support will be provided by the system administrator with assistance from Commence Corporations support staff.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9402.htm

Media Relations Contact

Larry Caretsky
President
Commence
Telephone: 732-380-9100
Email: Click to Email Larry Caretsky
Web: http://www.commence.com/mfg/


          S.T.E.P. Formula Changes Industrial CRM Efficiency   

S.T.E.P. Formula Changes Industrial CRM Efficiency

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/10/2006 -- The deployment of any CRM system takes proper planning. In order to Assist customers during this process, Commence has developed S.T.E.P., (Strategic Targeted Execution Process). A proven methodology for the successful implementation of the Commence CRM solution.

S.T.E.P is the result of more than a decade of experience in providing High quality business solutions to small and mid-size businesses. By Working with hundreds of companies around the world, the company Acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver Business solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use. This Has allowed customers to realize the maximum value from products and An immediate return on their investment.

S.T.E.P outlines the key areas of responsibility, resource Requirements and timeframes for implementation. This helps the Implementation team guarantee a timely, cost effective and successful Installation process.

Outlined below is a brief overview of S.T.E.P

STEP I: Needs Analysis

Before the process begins it imperative to review the strategic Objectives of the CRM implementation and to gain management acceptance And commitment to begin the project. During this phase we clearly Define the policies and procedures for managing customer interaction And discuss how the system will automate this workflow.

STEP II: Project Planning

A detailed implementation plan will be created and finalized during This phase. It will outline the responsibilities of the Implementation team and those of in-house personnel. A system Administrator will be selected, as well as team members from each Department, who will work in conjunction with the vendor or system Integrator managing the implementation process.

STEP III: Implementation

It is during this phase that the software implementation will begin. System configuration and administration will be completed such as Setting up security profiles, e-mail accounts, data entry for drop Down menus and data migration from disparate systems. Administrative Training will also begin at this time.

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

An operational prototype of the system is up and running at this time. Operational issues are identified and resolved and basic modifications Will be made to tune the solution to the customers specific Requirements.

STEP V: Deployment & Training

During this phase the CRM system will be completely operational. Training will begin for all end users. Ongoing support will be Provided by the system administrator with assistance from Commence Corporations support staff.

Commence offers lean industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" To select the solutions and platform that best meets the business Requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or On-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build Departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial Companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer Relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or Wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9020.htm

Media Relations Contact

Larry Caretsky
President
Commence
Telephone: 732-380-9100
Email: Click to Email Larry Caretsky
Web: http://www.commence.com/mfg/


          ABC Supply buys Ohio roofing materials distributor   
ABC Supply Co. Inc. of Beloit acquired building materials distributor Capstone Supply LLC, which has two locations in Ohio. Both companies specialize in distributing exterior construction materials, especially roofing. ABC Supply announced the acquisition on Friday. Capstone Supply was founded in 2014, and has locations in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio. ABC Supply also has existing locations in those two cities. Capstone’s Columbus shop will be consolidated with ABC’s operations in the city,…
          Jury Finds That NYC Skyscraper Owner Violated Iran Sanctions   

The U.S. government said it’s ready to seize a Manhattan skyscraper from an Iranian-American charity after a jury found Thursday that the charity’s majority ownership was derived from financial dealings that violated sanctions against Iran. Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said the owners of the office tower near Rockefeller Center “gave the Iranian government a critical foothold in the very heart of Manhattan through which Iran successfully circumvented U.S. economic sanctions.” “For over a decade, hiding in plain sight, this 36-story Manhattan office tower secretly served as a front for the Iranian government and as a gateway for millions of dollars to be funneled to Iran in clear violation of U.S. sanctions laws,” Kim said in a statement. “In this trial, 650 Fifth Avenue’s secret was laid bare for all to see, and today’s jury verdict affirms what we have been alleging since 2008.” The verdict in the civil case was sure to be appealed. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had earlier ordered the case to go to trial after U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest ruled in favor of the United States. Over the last month, lawyers for the Alavi Foundation argued that the charity was unaware if Iran was secretly benefiting from a partner who owned 40 percent of the building. The Alavi Foundation owns 60 percent. Kim said the building was worth at least a half billion dollars, though some estimates put its worth closer to a billion dollars. Kim said the sale of the building, combined with several other properties around the country, would represent the largest terrorism-related civil forfeiture in U.S. history. The prosecutor said the verdict “allows for substantial recovery for victims of Iran-sponsored terrorism.” The government is seeking to turn over proceeds of a sale to holders of over $5 billion in terrorism-related judgments against the government of Iran, including claims brought by the estates of victims killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Defense lawyers didn’t immediately comment. It was unclear what effect the verdict will have on the Alavi Foundation, which supports a Queens school among other charity works. The verdict seemed to spare a Catharpin, Virginia, property after jurors concluded its funds did not violate sanctions and were not used in money laundering activities. The government said the verdict should allow it to seize properties in Houston; Carmichael, California; and Rockville, Maryland. The Fifth Avenue building was erected in the 1970s on property acquired by the not-for-profit corporation. It was valued at $83 million in 1989 and has steadily risen in value. Government lawyers said Iran has secretly controlled the building for years as millions of dollars in rent payments are funneled to it from a partnership made up of Alavi and a shell company fronting for a secret interest held by the state-owned bank of Iran, Bank Melli. (AP)

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          Le tasse nell'ambito professionale, 2°   
Dopo la "mazzata" del prelievo fiscale e della ritenuta d'acconto, un pò tutti ci chiediamo: ma cosa possiamo detrarre dalla denuncia dei redditi di tutte quelle spese che affrontiamo quotidianamente per svolgere la nostre professione?
Sicuramente possiamo detrarre totalmente tutte quelle spese che direttamente sono correlate all'attività stessa: articoli di cancelleria, carta, toner, marche da bollo, ecc.
Poi possiamo detrarre totalmente anche le spese dei collaboratori, dei costi energetici degli studi professionali (energia elettrica, gas/metano per riscaldamento), spese per l'aggiornamento, acquisto di beni strumentali, come le stampanti, i software, il personal computer, i plotter, ecc.

Per poter effettuare la detrazione è indispensabile che l'acquisto venga documentato con una fattura, uno scontrino "parlante" (quello che riporta il codice fiscale) o una ricevuta.
In ogni caso la spesa va documentata.

... continua ...


           Finnish court acquits Cuban volleyball player jailed for aggravated rape    
HELSINKI, June 30 (Reuters) - Cuban national volleyball player Luis Tomas Sosa Sierra was on Friday acquitted of aggravated rape by a Finnish appeals court,...
          Microsoft buys cloud-monitoring vendor Cloudyn   
Microsoft is acquiring Cloudyn, a cloud monitoring and analytics firm with which it has partnered previously, for an undisclosed amount.
          User Review: Better than anything AT&T can give you   

someguy805 submitted this review of the Nokia N73:

Overall rating: 4.5 (out of 5)

Many moons ago, I bought a W810i. It was brilliant. It also got dropped in water. Insurance sent me various flavors of braindead and broken phones (Pearl 8100, Samsung SGH-a707, W580i, LG Shine CU720) before office of the President stepped in and gave me $200 to buy this phone. It beats them all.

PROS:
It runs a real smartphone OS, which means real applications and real PDA functionality.

The camera is fantastic. Pictures are crisp and vibrant. Video could be passed off as coming from one of those "Flip Video" sort of cameras.

The media player flat-out makes sense. It's easy to use, lets you send it to the background, and holding a button (with the most recent firmware) immediately brings up the 'Now Playing'.

Battery life has not been a problem. It's not quite the ten days my old
W810i managed, but it's by no means bad. I use it moderately and charge it every third day. Charging is incredibly quick.

At the maximum brightness the screen is uncomfortably bright, which is a very good thing.

In the Nokia tradition, RF, signal acquisition and holding, and voice quality are stellar. Calls are loud and clear, and my mom can't be convinced I'm not on a landline. The speakers on the top are loud and clear.

CONS:
The keyboard is a bit cramped, but I'm used to that sort of thing. The joystick is a bit low-rent.

The front camera is dreadful, but you already knew that.

It uses Nokia's smaller, spindlier charging connector (but comes with an adapter - don't bin that old charger just yet) and Pop-Port. They're not flawed, but a 3.5mm headset jack and miniUSB are better at this sort of thing.

It is quite thick.

Symbian OS v9.1 requires applications to be signed. There is no surefire workaround for this. It's occasionally slow.

No SDHC support means you're limited to 2GB, and miniSD means yet another adapter.

(Follow link to rate this review or report it to us as inappropriate.)


          Senior Acquisition Analyst Job - SAIC - Maryland   
SAIC provides systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 15,000...
From SAIC - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:59:18 GMT - View all Maryland jobs
          KeyBank to Provide a Total of $7.3 Million in Financing for Estee Senior Apartments in Upstate NY   

KeyBank’s Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) team will provide a total of $7.3 million in financing to Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. to support the new construction of 37 energy efficient affordable housing units for seniors ages 55 or older in Gloversville, NY. Specifically, KeyBank will provide a $2.6 million construction loan and up to $4.7 million in LIHTC equity financing.

“KeyBank values helping clients and communities thrive by providing quality affordable housing in neighborhoods across the country,” said Rob Likes, national manager of KeyBank’s CDLI team. “We are inspired by the opportunity to serve seniors in Gloversville, NY, by partnering with Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. to develop new and critical housing options for seniors.”

Estee Senior Apartments will replace a blighted former school building in a central business district. Eight of the 37 units will provide rental assistance to households earning up to 50% AMI; ten units will target households earning up to 50% AMI and 19 units will target households earning up to 60% AMI. Six units will be set aside for elderly and frail individuals or individuals with disabilities who are veterans. The complex will be managed by CRM Rental Management, Inc.

“We are committed to providing all of our neighbors with excellent affordable housing options,” said Davis G. Yohe, executive director of Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. “We are thrilled to bring Estee Senior Apartments to Gloversville through our partnership with KeyBank, and believe it will positively and meaningfully impact the neighborhood.”

Residents with special needs will have access to supportive services through the Resource Center for Independent Living, (RCIL) and Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, Inc. (NABA) and the Fulton County Office for Aging/Youth.

The project is one part of the Gloversville Comprehensive Plan, a significant neighborhood revitalization effort by local government that responds to housing needs among low- to moderate-income families.

“Our team is dedicated to making transformational change in the communities where we live and work,” added Lynne Callis-Wilson, senior relationship manager on KeyBank’s CDLI team who arranged the financing along with Victoria O’Brien. “We are passionate about this work, and committed to seeing through the development of new, green and affordable units here in Gloversville.”

The financing was made possible by an allocation of LIHTCs from New York State Housing and Community Renewal.

About Key Community Development Lending and Investment

KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) helps fulfill Key’s purpose to help clients and communities thrive by financing projects that stabilize and revitalize communities. Experts in complex tax credit lending and investing, Key is one of a handful of affordable housing lenders in the country with a platform that brings together balance sheet, equity, and permanent loan offerings. CDLI has a substantial investment and loan portfolio worth more than $2 billion, 90% of which is Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects. For its ability to lend to, invest in, and serve its communities –especially low-to-moderate income communities – KeyBank has earned eight consecutive “Outstanding” ratings on the Community Reinvestment Act exam, from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

About KeyCorp

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

About Liberty Affordable Housing Inc. (LAH)

LAH is a not-for-profit organization founded in March 2002 to acquire and develop affordable housing primarily for low income seniors and families. In addition to developing affordable housing, LAH has also assumed ownership interest in four additional properties which utilize Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment programs and other federal and state housing programs for low-income persons and families. Since inception, LAH has successfully completed 19 preservation and new construction projects (15 acquisition/rehab and 4 new construction) totaling 2,749 units. Projects range from 33 to 292 units including both family and senior projects.


          Gildan Releases Its 2016 CSR Report    

(Marketwire) Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) has released its 2016 corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSR) report on the Company’s dedicated CSR website genuinegildan.com. The report is aligned with the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, offering a comprehensive online review on the progress of Gildan’s commitments to its people, communities, the environment and products. 

“As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of apparel and socks, we understand that operating responsibly and integrating sustainable solutions drives our success and enables our future growth,” said Glenn Chamandy, President and CEO, Gildan. “Providing good working conditions for our employees, improving the communities where we operate and pursuing continuous improvements to reduce our impacts on future generations is at the foundation of our commitment.”

Making Apparel Better™

As a large scale vertically-integrated manufacturer, Gildan is able to maintain strict control over the conditions under which its products are manufactured. Close to 90% of Gildan’s revenues are derived from products that are manufactured in Company-owned and operated facilities. “Gildan was founded on the vision that owning its factories, investing in technology and pursuing continuous improvements was the best way to operate and to make better products,” said Glenn Chamandy. “Our continued investments in our vertical integration are at the foundation of our business strategy and the key to our ability to positively influence every part of the overall production process including all activities across our four CSR pillars: People, Environment, Community and Product,” he added.

Navigating the road towards Gildan’s 2020 environmental goals

In 2016, Gildan demonstrated good progress towards its 2020 environmental goals which call for a 10% reduction in energy, water, GHG emissions and landfill waste intensity, per kg of product, from owned operations, when compared to the 2015 baseline year.

In 2016, Gildan’s efficiency initiatives resulted in a reduction of its energy intensity by 10% and water intensity by 5%. The Company increased its industrial and domestic recycling programs globally to now recycle or repurpose 86% of total waste. Additionally, the Company powered 32% of its energy needs by renewable resources.

The Company is continuing to integrate manufacturing capacity from recent acquisitions and is firmly committed to meeting its 2020 GHG goal, by pursuing various initiatives including increasing its use of renewable resources such as biomass. The Company has a number of projects in research and development that hold promise to help meet its 2020 goals, and propel it along the next phase of its environmental journey.

Investments in Local Communities

As part of its commitment to Making Apparel BetterTM, Gildan has contributed close to $2 million towards projects in local communities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America in 2016. Some of these projects include:

  • The construction of a new infant ward for the Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital in Honduras which provides care and services to more than 3,000 infants annually. The newly expanded ward will not only reduce overcrowding at the hospital, but also help to lower mortality rates.

  • A partnership with World Vision Honduras for the “Building Safe and Healthy Environments for Children” program. In addition, Gildan made a commitment with the Ministry of Education to fully sponsor renovation projects for 10 schools in the Sula Valley, improving the school conditions for approximately 4,000 children.

  • Over 450 scholarships awarded to Gildan employees and community members to attend professional and vocational schools in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America.

  • Relief to communities in need due to several weather-related disasters that created difficult situations for residents:

    • Gildan donated to UNICEF and Americares for the relief efforts in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew, as well as provided food and water kits to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
    • During the Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfires, the Company donated clothing items, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, underwear and socks to the over 88,000 evacuees. 
    • Gildan responded to the call for basic necessities for the families displaced by the Louisiana, USA floods, with the distribution of products including t-shirts, socks and underwear though the St. Vincent of Paul Society.

Recognition and Awards

In recognition of Gildan’s efforts to distinguish itself in the apparel industry through its CSR efforts, Gildan was again included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) for the fourth consecutive year.  The Company remains the only North American company in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry group listed in the DJSI World Index. 

In Latin America, Gildan was recognized with a Distintivo ESR 2016 award for the first time, presented by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility (Aliarse).  This award is presented to companies that are considered leaders in their corporate social responsibility efforts.   

Contacts:
Investor inquiries:
Sophie Argiriou
Vice President, Investor Communications
(514) 343-8815
sargiriou@gildan.com

Media inquiries:
Garry Bell
Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications
(514) 744-8600
gbell@gildan.com
www.gildancorp.com


          Hain Celestial Acquires Better Bean Company   
The food conglomerate bets on beans, as plant-based protein continues to boom.
          Infosys-investee firm Cloudyn acquired by Microsoft   
Cloudyn gives enterprise customers tools to identify, measure and analyse consumption, enable accountability and forecast future cloud spending.
          Automation benefits outweigh losses, says Genpact CEO   
The platform, called Genpact Cora, is built using the company's original process and industry knowledge with new digital capabilities from its acquisitions of Rage Frameworks.
          Comment on Game 80, Phillies at Mariners by mrakbaseball   
89 mph 4-seamer. I forget Ty Kelly was acquired by the Mariners for Eric Thames once.
          6/30/2017: BUSINESS: Growth has SodaStream thirsting for acquisitions   

TEL AVIV— SodaStream International Ltd., which makes machines to carbonate tap water at home, is looking to acquire companies and beef up marketing in key countries to keep its turnaround going. The world’s biggest soda-water company sold three...
          мауро: Без заголовка   

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          Minnesota Timberwolves trade PG Ricky Rubio to Utah Jazz for protected first-round pick   
Utah is hoping the acquisition of Rubio will help persuade free-agent Gordon Hayward to re-sign with the Jazz.
      

          Jeff Horn confía en su pegada frente a Pacquiao   
Los boxeadores se enfrentarán este domingo en el Suncorp Stadium en Australia
          CCB – Chase Wealth Management - Financial Advisor - Bakersfield, CA - JPMorgan Chase - Bakersfield, CA   
As a Financial Advisor, you will acquire and deepen relationships with clients through comprehensive needs based marketing and promotion of Investment products...
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          Comment on How To Build An Online Store With Shopify In 2017 by khelo365   
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          Parkway Inc. to be acquired in $1.2B deal   
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board plans to acquire Houston-based real estate investment trust Parkway Inc. (NYSE: PKY) for $1.2 billion, the companies announced June 30. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017 and has to be approved by Parkway shareholders. TPG Capital and its affiliates, which own a combined 9.8 percent of Parkway’s outstanding stock, agreed to vote in favor of the deal. Parkway shareholders will receive $23.05 per share, consisting of $19.05 per share…

          H-Farm acquista tre scuole per 5 milioni   

L'azienda di Riccardo Donadon punta sulla scuola del futuro: ha appena acquisito Big Rock e la English International School di Rosà. Oltre ad aver chiuso un accordo con l'Università Ca' Foscari

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          Futurama sbarca su smartphone: su Android e iOS c’è Worlds of Tomorrow   

Disponibile gratuitamente con acquisti in-app, il titolo è ricco di gag e citazioni. Al progetto hanno partecipato anche i produttori della serie originale

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          Parkway to be bought for $1.2 billion by CPPIB, a 13% premium   

Parkway Inc. announced Friday a deal to be acquired by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $1.2 billion. Under terms of the deal, Parkway shareholders will receive $23.05 for each of the real estate investment trust's shares they own, a 13% premium to Thursday's closing price of $20.38. CPPIB's bid per share consists of $19.05 plus a $4.00 special dividend to be paid prior to the closing of the deal, which is expected to take place during the fourth quarter of 2017. Parkway's stock was inactive prior to a trading halt for news. It has lost 8.4% year to date, while the SPDR Real Estate Select Sector ETF has gained 4.8% and the S&P 500 has climbed 8.1%.

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          Camping World Holdings to operate Gander Outdoors and Overton's stores after Gander Mountain bankruptcy   

Camping World Holdings Inc. said Friday that it will operate nearly 60 Gander Outdoors and Overton's brand locations that it acquired earlier this year from Gander Mountain, which filed for bankruptcy in March. At that time, Gander Mountain put its 160 stores up for sale. Camping World Inc., a subsidiary of Camping World Holdings, alongside a group of firms, bought the company's assets for about $400 million, The Wall Street Journal reported. Camping World chairman Marcus Lemonis said at the time that the company would keep as many of its stores as possible. The company's original goal was to hang on to 70 stores, Lemonis said in the Friday release, but decided to keep 57 that demonstrated they "have a clear path to profitability." The stores span across states including Wisconsin, New York, Texas, Michigan and Florida. Camping World expects to announced additional locations after it decides which stores to expand. Camping World shares are unchanged in Friday trading, but down 5.6% for the year so far. The S&P 500 index is up 8.1% for 2017 to date.

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          Warren Buffett can make a $12 billion profit from his $5 billion investment   

Warren Buffett is a great example of how the rich get richer, as his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. can make a quick $12 billion with the $5 billion he invested nearly 6 years ago, a 240% gain. And that doesn't include interest. Berkshire said earlier Friday that it will exercise warrants to buy 700 million Bank of America Corp. common shares at $7.142857, for $5 billion. At current prices, with the stock trading up 0.9% at $24.53, the stake would be valued at $17.17 billion. Berkshire had acquired the warrants in August 2011 as part of its deal to invest $5 billion in Bank of America by purchasing 6% preferred stock, at a time when the bank was struggling in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The stock had tumbled 45% in a year, and had hit a 3 1/2-year low a day earlier. Berkshire said it would use the $5 billion it used the $5 billion in preferred stock to pay for its common stock purchase. Bank of America's stock has soared 83% over the past 12 months, while Berkshire shares have climbed 17% and the S&P 500 has rallied 15%.

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          Will buy AI only if profitable for us: IndiGo president   
"Let me be very clear that if it is not profitable and does not add value to our employees, customers and shareholders, we will not embark on this journey," IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh wrote in a mail to staff on Air India acquisition bid.
          NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin To Get Traded If Nets Sign J.J. Redick This Summer?   

Jeremy Lin #7 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles up the court during an NBA game.

Jeremy Lin is looking to bounce back next season after an injury-riddled first year with the Brooklyn Nets. However, the latest NBA rumors suggest that Lin could be on his way out of Brooklyn this summer. The Nets are reportedly looking to find a more suitable backcourt mate for newly-acquired point guard D’Angelo Russell.

The NBA trade rumors involving Jeremy Lin started after the Nets traded Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Russell and Timofey Mozgov. Lopez was the longest-tenured Nets on the roster but he was still traded. It does not erase the fact that Nets general manager Sean Marks is not afraid to part ways with loyal players like Lopez and possibly Lin.

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          Boston Celtics: Five Perfect 2017 NBA Free Agency Targets [Opinion]   

5 free agency fits for Boston.

Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics are viewed as the most competitive team in the Eastern Conference for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to deal with. They are fresh off of a run to the Eastern Conference Finals last season, but they are a piece or two away from being a serious threat to knock the Cavaliers off.

Free agency is a major key for teams that are a piece or two away from championship contention. Boston is one of the top free agency destinations this offseason and are expected to sign at least one star. Ainge also seems interested in trading for a star, as the Celtics have been linked with Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George.

While the Celtics could acquire George, there are a few free agents in particular that are perfect fits for them.

All of that being said, which five players would be ideal pickups in 2017 NBA free agency? Let’s go ahead and dive in.

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          Pacquiao vs Horn posted a status   
Pacquiao vs Horn posted a status

          Milano - Ubi Banca, venduti tutti i diritti di opzione non esercitati - Economia - Varese News   
L’esercizio dei diritti inoptati acquistati nell’ambito dell’offerta in Borsa e la sottoscrizione delle azioni dovranno essere effettuati, a pena di decadenza, entro e non oltre il 5 luglio 2017
          DWF completes NeoLaw acquisition, names new head of costs   
DWF has completed its acquisition of NeoLaw, the costs division of Keely. As part of the acquisition, NeoLaw’s 21 staff members will join an existing in-house costs department at DWF, bringing the department’s total headcount to 57. The new personnel will be split between DWF’s London and Birmingham offices.

Simon Murray has been appointed as the firm’s new head of costs, while Steven Dawson will remain in his current position as senior technical director within the costs department.

The NeoLaw acquisition is part of DWF’s 2017 expansion efforts, which thus far have seen the firm operate new offices in Singapore, Paris and Berlin, along with new associations in Jeddah and Riyadh.

          RAVN looking to develop new AI capabilities   
Artificial intelligence (AI) company RAVN is working on developing new technologies within the AI space, according to co-founder Peter Wallqvist.

The company’s new tool could aid in prediction of costs, risks, and outcomes for legal cases. Wallqvist said RAVN is working on developing the new capabilities with a few firms and companies.

RAVN was acquired earlier this year by iManage, a US document management company.

          DLA expands in Africa with acquisitions in Senegal and Tunisia   
DLA Piper continues to increase its presence in Africa with two recent acquisitions.

The firm has acquired Tunisian firm El Ajeri Lawyers, a full service firm that focuses on eight sectors, including media, transport, banking, insurance and energy. DLA has also acquired Dakar-based GENI & KEBE, a 27-strong firm that specializes in litigation and arbitration.

DLA paris co-managing partner Michel Frieh said the acquisitions will help the firm improve its presence across Africa.

          Sidetrade acquiert C-Radar   
Sidetrade acquiert C-Radar
          Pfizer to open new R&D facility in Missouri   

The new site is one part of Pfizer's push to improve its manufacturing network, which has been dogged with legacy issues inherited from the acquisition of Hospira. 


          Patheon maps out $45M investment in services network   

The Dutch CDMO is in the midst of being acquired by Thermo Fisher for $7.2 billion.


          Dubai's Majid Al Futtaim to expand Carrefour in Middle East with Geant stores buy   

Majid Al Futtaim, a holding company which also owns and operates shopping centres in the Middle East and North Africa, said in a statement it had acquired Geant franchise owner Retail Arabia from BMA International.

The value of the deal, which also includes four Gulfmart supermarkets in Bahrain, was not disclosed.

All 30 stores will be rebranded under the Carrefour brand by the end of 2017 and existing employees will be retained. The deal covered the stores only and did not include Geant franchising rights.

The acquisition increases the number of Majid Al Futtaim Carrefour-operated outlets to 80 in the UAE, 11 in Bahrain and 8 in Kuwait.

Perella Weinberg Partners advised Majid Al Futtaim on the transaction.

source: www.reuters.com


          Kaufpark Eiche is getting new tenants   

In addition to H&M, Douglas, Jeans Fritz, Colloseum, and Olymp & Hades, Decathlon and a DM drogerie markt are also entering the shopping centre.

Three well-known chain stores have just started operation there as well: Hunkemöller, mister*lady, and Shoeart. The mall’s new main entrance has also been opened. The center is currently being extensively rebuilt and modernized. It has been an important point of reference for the people of the region for more than 20 years.

“The numerous new leases and the loyalty of our existing tenants show that we have hit a nerve with the modernization of Kaufpark Eiche. This established location will be even more attractive for tenants and customers,” said Christine Hager, Managing Director / Head of Shopping Center Asset Management at the redos Group.

The commercial real estate specialist acquired Kaufpark Eiche as a part of the Christie portfolio in a joint venture with the New York-based investment company Madison International Realty at the end of 2016. The foodservice area is being doubled during the ongoing renovation work and the space for events is being tripled.

After the reconstruction measures, Kaufpark Eiche will offer around 63,000 sq m of space for a total of around 125 shops. In addition, the outdoor areas are being upgraded with green areas, playgrounds, and additional event space.

source: www.across-magazine.com


          NewRiver gains full control over 4 shopping centres   

Further to the Company's Proposed Capital Raising announcement released on 15 June 2017, NewRiver is pleased to announce that it has now exchanged conditional contracts to acquire the remaining 50% share in its BRAVO Joint Ventures from subsidiaries of BRAVO II for a cash consideration of £59.4 million. The transaction allows NewRiver to gain control over 4 convenience-led shopping centre assets in Belfast,Glasgow,Hastings and Middlesbrough with a total gross asset value of £240 million, representing a topped up net initial yield of 7.3%.

The BRAVO Joint Ventures generated net rental income of approximately £16.5 million for the financial year-ended 31 December 2016 and had net assets of approximately £120.8 million (of which the Group's share was approximately £60.4 million) as at 31 December 2016. They have indebtedness of approximately £120 million outstanding which the Company intends to remain in place and bring onto its own balance sheet following completion of the acquisition.

The acquisition is conditional on obtaining funding which the Company intends to be satisfied by means of £59.4 million of the net proceeds of the capital raising announced on 15 June 2017 and the obtaining of the consent of the BRAVO Joint Ventures' secured lenders to the acquisition to the extent required, in each case, being satisfied by no later than 31 July 2017.

Key transaction terms

·      Prior to the acquisition, the Company owned 50% of the units in the BRAVO Joint Ventures, being the NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.2, the NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.5, the NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.6 and the NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.7.

·      The Joint Ventures hold shopping centre assets in Belfast, Glasgow, Hastings and Middlesbrough which were acquired off-market in 2013 and 2014.

·      The Company has exchanged contracts in an off-market transaction to acquire the remaining 50% of the units in the BRAVO Joint Ventures for total consideration of £59.4 million.

·      The assets acquired in the transaction have a gross asset value of £240 million representing a net initial yield of 7.3%.

·      The transaction is structured as the acquisition of the remaining 50% of the units of the joint venture vehicles, and will involve transferring £121.2 million of gross debt onto the Company's consolidated balance sheet.

Overview of assets

 The Abbey Centre, Newtownabbey, Belfast (NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.6)

·      320,000 sq ft shopping centre located 6 miles north of Belfast providing a convenient alternative to city centre shopping.  The centre has 3 anchor stores; a 44,000 sq ft Next flagship store completed in December 2016, a 35,000 sq ft Dunnes flagship store handed over to Dunnes in June 2017 and a 17,000 sq ft Primark store. The occupier line-up also includes a 15,000 sq ft New Look unit opened on 8 June 2017 and a Nandos unit opened on 20 April 2017 as part of the ongoing re-development of the food court area.

The Avenue Shopping Centre, Newton Mearns, Glasgow (NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.7)

·      202,000 sq ft shopping centre located in an affluent suburb of Glasgow anchored by a 102,000 sq ft Asda foodstore with an occupier line-up featuring M&S Simply Food and Boots.

Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings (NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.5)

·      290,000 sq ft shopping centre located in the heart of Hastings, in close proximity to Hastings train station and featuring a 1,000 space car park anchored by a 43,000 sq ft Marks & Spencer store with an occupier line-up including Poundland, Boots and H&M. 

Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough (NewRiver Retail Property Unit Trust No.2)

·      240,000 sq ft shopping centre located in the heart of Middlesbrough anchored by a 62,000 sq ft Primark store with an occupier line-up including Argos, Sports Direct and Poundworld. The Tees Valley devolution deal and the direct London trains due by 2020 has given the Council and the region new impetus and the Company has been working in partnership with them on a number of schemes, including a new passenger transport interchange, leisure, hotel, restaurants, a college and digital media innovation centre located adjacent to Hillstreet Shopping Centre.

source: www.nrr.co.uk

 


          Mitiska REIM strengthens footprint in Romania with acquisition of Alpha Property Development portfolio   

The acquisition of the Alpha Property Development portfolio consisting of 11 income producing retail parks and 3 development opportunities was made on behalf of Mitiska REIM’s institutional fund, First Retail International 2 (FRI 2). The existing properties are all multi-tenanted and anchored by either Lidl and/or Kaufland. The portfolio comprises a total of 55,000m² GLA and is fully leased to strong local and international brands such as Deichmann, Takko, and Pepco.

This acquisition follows the successful acquisition in January 2017 of the remaining 50% shares in the Intercora retail park portfolio in Romania. This brings Mitiska REIM’s total portfolio in Romania to 19 retail parks, with a total GLA of +/-85,000m², in addition to 4 development projects.

David Tejml, CEE Investment Director at Mitiska REIM, comments: “The success of this transaction is due to the strong relationship we were able to develop with the seller and the quality of our investor base, enabling us to move quickly to secure this off-market transaction. In line with our partnership driven investment model, we are very pleased that the former CEO of Alpha Property Development, Clemens Petschnikar, will remain both as a co-investment partner with 5% of shares as well as lead the property services management for our entire Romanian portfolio.”

source: http://europe-re.com


          Food expert Jonathan Doughty moves to ECE   

Hamburg, 29 June 2017 – Internationally renowned foodservice expert Jonathan Doughty moves from JLL Foodservice Consulting to ECE. He has been appointed Global Head of Foodservice and will lead a Team of specialists at ECE effective July 1st. Klaus Striebich, Managing Director Leasing: “We are delighted to add such an expert, who is renowned across Europe and a unique figure in his industry, to our team.” Klaus Rethmeier, Director Key Account-Management: “Foodservices will play an ever-greater role in our operations. Creating a new executive position and bringing in Jonathan Doughty demonstrates the importance that foodservices have and should have in shopping centers. We are very pleased that the potential of our numerous exciting ECE projects have convinced Jonathan to join us.”  

Jonathan Doughty became known in 1993 as founder and Global Managing Director of Coverpoint Foodservice Consultants based in the UK. In November 2014, the company was acquired by Jones Lang LaSalle. Until recently, Jonathan Doughty has managed the business line as Head of EMEA Foodservice Consulting.

Food concepts have been evolving rapidly in the past few years.  Being a well-connected expert with knowledge of the ever-increasing requirements of the business, Jonathan Doughty will advise ECE, develop new concepts, and communicate with new and existing food and beverage tenants. 

In addition, one of Jonathan Doughty's outstanding abilities is to design new dining areas and food courts for new and existing shopping centers. He and his team will analyze the potential of ECE's around 150 portfolio centers for new and refurbishment food projects and implement them.

ECE has already been working with Jonathan Doughty since 2014. Together with ECE's leasing experts, he developed the spectacular “Foodtopia” dining area at Frankfurt's MyZeil shopping center, which is currently under re-construction and is due for an opening in 2018.

Jonathan and his young family will be relocating to the heart of Europe as part of his new role.

 source: www.ece.com


          KGAL Group acquires Austrian shopping centre in Liezen/Steiermark    

The two-storey “ELI Liezen” complex, which opened in October 2016, offers an impressive mix of products and brands with more than 50 retail outlets and restaurants. The architecturally striking shopping centre enjoys a central location and has met with a very positive reception from tenants and the public alike. The property comprises almost 15,000 m² of retail space and provides around 600 parking spaces. The location benefits from convenient transport links and a catchment area that extends far beyond the boundaries of the Liezen district.

The shopping centre is fully let, with Media Markt, New Yorker and dm-drogerie markt among the anchor tenants. The seller of the shopping centre is the Rutter Immobilien Group, Vienna, which will retain a connection with the shopping centre by maintaining a 10 percent stake held in the property.

“Our active presence in Austria continually gives us a key advantage in identifying attractive properties in a challenging market with a limited real estate offering. For example, we secured the ELI as a forward deal in the project phase back in 2014,” emphasised André Zücker, Managing Director Real Estate at KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG.

source: www.kgal-group.com

 


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          Surviving the Desert: A Lesson Plan   
Surviving the Desert
Developed Christy G. Keeler, Ph.D.
Geographic Alliance in Nevada


Grade Level: 7-12
Time: 100 minutes separated into two days (plus homework reading requirements)
Overview: Using Grand Canyon as a case study, this lesson introduces students to desert survival issues by having them read about desert survival, evaluate possible hiking routes given Grand Canyon maps and related data, and develop a safety pamphlet for use by those visiting and planning to hike in Grand Canyon region. The lesson concludes by having students compare their instructional pamphlets with actual safety and hiking pamphlets of Grand Canyon.

Connection to National Geography Standards
The World in Spatial Terms
(1) How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information.
(3) How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface.
Places and Regions
(4) The physical and human characteristics of places.
(5) That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity.
(6) How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.
Physical Systems
(7) The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface.
Human Systems
(9) The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface.
(12) The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement.
(14) How human actions modify the physical environment.
Environment and Society
(15) How physical systems affect human systems.
The Uses of Geography
(17) How to apply geography to interpret the past.
(18) How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
Materials
• Computers for every six students (with printer access)
• A classroom computer with a projector
• Photocopied excerpts of the book chapters (See “Procedures”—“Before the Lesson)
• Topographical maps of Grand Canyon
--http://www.grand.canyon.national-park.com/brightmap.htm
--http://www.bobspixels.com/kaibab.org/usgs/gc_gc_ed.htm
• Hiking guides produced and distributed to all visitors by the National Park Service about Grand Canyon (i.e., the information provided at the entrance to the national park)—Enough for each group of six students to have a copy of each circular AND the below trail maps of Grand Canyon (one of each for each group of six)
• Grand Canyon Trail Guide: Bright Angel (http://www.grandcanyonassociation.org/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=GCA&Product_Code=M10070&Category_Code=&Search=trail+bright+angel&Search_Type=OR&Offset=49)
• Grand Canyon Trail Guide: Havasu (http://www.grandcanyonassociation.org/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=GCA&Product_Code=M10085&Category_Code=&Search=trail+bright+angel&Search_Type=OR&Offset=50)
Objectives
• Students will identify geographic structures of desert regions with specific attention to Grand Canyon.
• Students will identify dangers associated with desert survival.
• Students will prepare cohesive plans for surviving desert climates and physical geographical structures.
Procedure

Day One
Opening
Project a topographical map of Grand Canyon (http://www.jcu.edu/philosophy/gensler/escalante.gif) and, in their journals, have students propose routes for hiking from the rim to the river, justifying their choices, and stating issues they might face when making the trek.
Development
1. Discuss student responses during their review of the topographical map, focusing on the abrupt elevation changes common in Grand Canyon. Next, in lecture format, briefly explain the geography of the region by addressing the history, geology, flora, and fauna of the region while addressing the broader issue of deserts. The following resources may prove helpful:
http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/arizona/images/s/grand-canyon-maps.jpg
http://away.com/gifs/states/az/m_gcnpov.gif
http://www.arizona-leisure.com/grand-canyon-history.html
2. Ask students what issues they feel may be important when hiking in Grand Canyon, recording their answers on the board.
3. Place students in groups of six and have each group begin to design a pamphlet that could be given to travelers to Grand Canyon who intend to hike in the park’s region. Specific attention should address dangers of the Canyon and safety recommendations. Groups should choose their design and begin input basic information before the end of class.
**Have students use pre-made pamphlet templates (available in the Project Gallery of Microsoft Word) to save time on design, therefore allowing more time to focus on content.
Closing
Inform students that for homework they will read information about dangers affecting individuals either hiking in deserts or visiting Grand Canyon. They must come prepared with their homework for class tomorrow.
Homework
Distribute copies of the following chapters and book sections to students to read for homework. Provide each student with a different reading to ensure the class completes all readings. Every student in each group of six should have a different reading and both the Desert Survival and Death in Grand Canyon books should be represented in each group. Student must prepare a brief assignment including the following items:
• The name of their reading
• A brief description of what they read
• Five tips for hiking in desert regions or Grand Canyon extrapolated from their reading

The readings include:
1. Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey—“Water” and “The Heat of Noon: Rock and Tree and Cloud” [Note: The “Water” chapter includes some inappropriate language. Additionally, both chapters require high reading levels and may include adult content.]
2. Desert Survival: Tips, Tricks, and Skills by Tony Nester—Assign each of the following sections, one for each student:
--“Physiology of Humans in the Desert”
--“Desert Hazards”
--“Anatomy of a Survival Situation”
--“The Basic Skills of Survival”
--“Outfitting Your Vehicle”
--“Obtaining Water in Arid Regions”
--“Desert Survival Shelters”
--“Firemaking Skills”
--“Knife Uses and Safety”
--“Signaling for Rescue”
3. Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon by Michael Ghiglieri and Thomas Myers—Assign all chapters EXCEPT those on suicide and murder. Assign at least one student to each of the following book sections:
--Chapter One (Falls): Chapter Introduction AND “Falls from the Rim,” “Falls within the Canyon”
--Chapter Two (Environmental Deaths): Entire chapter
--Chapter Three (Flash Floods): Entire chapter
--Chapter Four (Killer Colorado): Chapter Introduction AND “Lethal Errors Made While Running the River,” “River Crossers Who Didn’t,” “Swimmers Who Drowned Elsewhere in the Colorado,” “Swimmers Who Drowned between Phantom and Pipe Creek” AND “Swimmers Who Drown Elsewhere in the Colorado,” “Accidental Swimmers Who Fell in from Shore” AND “Mysterious Disappearances Who Drowned from Camp,” “Lessons of Safety & Survival from the Grand Canyon Colorado”
--Chapter Five (Air): Entire chapter
--Chapter Six (Freak Errors and Accidents): “Rock Falls,” “Venomous Creatures,” “Freak Errors and Accidents”
--Epilogue (Lessons): Entire section

*In larger classes, have multiple students read the same passage, but limit the number of students per passage to ensure an even distribution of readings.
* If there are not enough books for students to take home to complete the readings, copy chapters or chapter sections for each student. In some cases, it is possible to copy two pages on a single side of paper, for a total of four pages per piece of paper. Require students return their reading passages for use with future classes.
Day Two
Opening
As students enter the classroom, have each student choose one tip for hiking in desert regions or Grand Canyon from their homework assignment and write it on the board. [For smaller classes, have each student write two tips on the board.]
Development
1. Have students continue on their pamphlets. Halfway through the class period, have students print out their pamphlets. (They will turn these in for grading after class.)
2. Provide each group with hiking guides from Grand Canyon (see “Materials”) and have them review these to identify hiking and survival tips. Each group will create a T-chart titled “Pamphlet Comparisons.” On the left, they will write “Recommended Improvements for Our Pamphlet” and the right will write “Recommended Improvements to Their Pamphlets.” Student groups will complete the T-chart and turn it in along with their pamphlet.
Closing
Have a brief discussion about what students learned through this two-day unit.
Assessment
1. Provide credit based on student ability to actively collaborate with a group to complete the pamphlet and their ability to collaborate in the whole class group for the project analysis.
2. Grade the quality of student responses on their homework assignment.
3. Grade students on the quality of information included in the pamphlet and their T-charts, taking into account the collaborative nature of the assignments.
Extending the Lesson
• Have students replicate this lesson for a national park in another region and ecosystem of the United States.
• Have students evaluate their group pamphlet and create a new pamphlet on their own. The pamphlet should combine content from the original group-generated pamphlet, class discussions and lecture, and official park documents.


This lesson is available at http://keelerthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/07/surviving-desert-lesson-plan.html
or in downloadable Microsoft Word format.
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          AEE 302: Why Just Speaking May NOT Be the Best Route to Fluency in English   

Come back and let us know your thoughts on this: http://www.allearsenglish.com/302

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Today we have a special guest on the show!

Our guest will challenge your assumption that SPEAKING is the most important part of learning English.

Julian sees learning languages as a simple, two-step process:

Step 1: Learn the language that we need for our specific situation

Step 1: Apply the language and use it

 

 

Julian’s 3 Tips- How to Keep it Practical:

  • Try to do many different kinds of things in the language: English is a process. Spend time with it. You can’t HAVE it. You can’t GET it. You need to constantly maintain it.  Julian says that there is no difference between “experiencing” the language and “learning” the language, as far as your brain is concerned. By experiencing the language in many different ways, we can acquire chunks of English which will help us to sound more native-like. You should try to encounter the language through reading, speaking, listening, writing, etc. Get a more well-rounded experience of the language instead of just focusing on speaking.

 

  • Try to get a balance between intensive activity and relaxed exposure: Some of your work should be deliberate, focused, practical, intensive study. At the same time, some of your work should be a more relaxed encounter with the language. You need to take it in in a way that is enjoyable and easy. You could try listening to music in the language or watching TV. The key is getting a balance between the two forms of learning.

 

  • Focus on things which are useful to YOU: Exclude things that aren’t useful to you. Don’t bother to learn things that you won’t need to use. According to Julian, we don’t become fluent in English. We become fluent in specific topics such as cooking, law, politics, art, etc. Choose your focus and pursue English in that area. Drop the idea of becoming “fluent” in English in general.

 

Julian’s Bio:

Our guest today is an English teacher from England, living in Japan. He is the father of three bilingual children, is halfway through a PhD program in Psycholinguistics and used his insight about language learning to go from speaking poor Japanese in 2008 to being a translator in 2010. Our guest today is Julian from DoingEnglish.com

 

What do you think?

Have you focused down on one specific area of English learning?

What area are you focusing on?

Let us know in the comments!


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          AEE 138: Ana Luiza from Ingles Online Gives You 3 Tips to Learn English Without Traveling Abroad   

Do you ever feel frustrated because you can’t travel to an English-speaking country to learn English?

Today we have Ana Luiza from Ingles Online.

She is going to offer you three tips to make it work from home.

 

3 Ways to Learn English from Home:

  • Don’t only read, start with audio: Don’t invest too much time in just reading if you don’t know the sounds of English. It’s common for people to start with just reading but they don’t use the audio to go with what they are reading. These students end up having strange pronunciation because they use the sounds of their native language. If you do this, it will be a huge waste of time.
  • Listen to things that you understand: Start with English audio that you understand but can’t use quite yet. Don’t focus your time on English that you don’t understand. Once you understand something once, you need to see it again and again and review it. You need to see it used in different contexts and see it being used by different people. It takes time to acquire the language. It’s a process.  Don’t jump ahead and skip over words that you think you already know.
  • Start small: If you are busy and don’t have a lot of time consume English in small chunks. Fifteen minutes a day is great.  Take small steps. Listen to English while you are doing something else like cooking.

Ana Luiza has shown us that it is possible to get better at English even if you can’t travel to an English-speaking country.

Go get started with some of these tips and techniques today!

 

Ana Luiza’s Bio:

Ana Luiza Bergamini is the founder of http://www.inglesonline.com.br,  a website that teaches English to Portuguese speakers with a focus on comprehension and speaking, and features weekly tips and a podcast, and a multimedia course of basic English.

Ana has taught English for over ten years and she now lives in London, UK.

 

Talk to us in the comments!

Have you tried using any of these tips?

How did they work?


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          Microsoft confirme enfin l’acquisition de Cloudyn   
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          Letargo estivo.   
Come ogni estate, rallentiamo clamorosamente il nostro ritmo teatresco (teatrico? Teatrante? Teatrillare.), come un letargo invertito.
Il caldo nei teatri e' insopportabile e francamente non c'e' un cavolo in giro, quindi il battito cardiaco del West End si addormenta per tornare in settembre piu' grande e piu' bello che pria! ("BRAVO!" Grazie!)

Un paio di uscite, magari in tarda serata che fa piu' fresco, ce le concediamo:

JULIE ATHERTON @ DELFONT ROOM (06.06.10)
Andiamo (con Emily e le solite facce note che bazzicano il West End) a vedere il lancio del nuovo album di Julie, che anzi se volete accattarlo e' QUI al Dress Circle.
A parte volevo soffermarmi un attimo su quanto GNOCCA e' diventata.
Per una che noi amorevolmente abbiamo sempre chiamato Cozzetta ((c)Alberto), e' un bel passo avanti.
Ha perso un fracco di chili, si e' sbiondata e ha comprato sex appeal in svendita da qualcuno, evidentemente.
Mischia Tori Amos, Skunk Anansie e Sondheim, canta qualunque cosa le capiti a tiro, probabilmente renderebbe credibile anche il jingle della pubblicita' dei cereali.
Dopo un'ora che si spacca i polmoni pero', gia' non ce la fa piu'. Mi sa che l'assenza dai palcoscenici non le sta facendo bene, perche' si stava giocando la voce come una novellina, invece che come professionista che fa 8 show a settimana.
Passiamo a salutare prima Julie, che salta fuori ci stalka su Twitter, e poi Paoletto lo Speziale (ariLOL), regista & organizzatore della serata, del CD e dell'intera carriera di Julie, e tra una smanceria e l'altra se ne esce fuori con un: '.ah si, che poi sto seguendo la vostra relazione su Twitter, ah ah..'
Cioe', pure lui si fa senza pudore i cazzi nostri. Devo stare attenta a quello che scrivo.
Il giorno dopo anzi fa una pulizia generale della sua f-list, affermando che seguendo gente a random 'non riusciva piu' a seguire i suoi amici'.
A me e alla Moglie non ci ha cancellato. Permettetemi di gongolare un attimo.
Paoletto e' attualmente, con Zio Martin e Sheridan, la mia persona preferita del WE.

LEGALLY BLONDE (13.06.10)
Ci infiliamo un Blonde tra capo e collo perche' stanno registrando il CD live e abbiamo vinto i biglietti con il concorsone su Feisbuc. Ole'.
Ed e' anche l'ultima volta che vediamo Duncan, povero.
Inguardabile e incapace, (non si sa come ma e' anche peggiorato da 6 mesi fa) ma oh se mi manchera', questo pirla stratosferico..*sigh*
Comunque. Ci becchiamo anche Lucy come Serena (che io ADDDDORO), Emma come Margot (che trovo un tantinello da pantomima, ma vabbe'..) e Jane come Stenographer/Gabby (e Jane vince SEMPRE.)
Finalmente riesco anche a dare a Sheridan la pasta a forma di cazzetti comprata ad Amalfi (non chiedete, e' una lunga storia), che lei ha apprezzato molto al grido di 'OMG I LOVE THEM!!!', al contrario delle predizioni di mia mamma che non aveva approvato l'acquisto.
Io ho sempre ragione, mamma.
Adesso e' appena stato il suo compleanno, vediamo quanti altri mesi ci metto a portarle il regalo.
In tempo per Natale, immagino.

Nel frattempo ci vengono a trovare in rapida sequenza (e accavallandosi anche un po') Mischa dalla Svezia con furore e Kat di passaggio da Ginevra.
Mischa lo abbiamo ospitato sul divano e non l'abbiamo visto quasi per niente, usciva all'alba per fare le day queue ai teatri e tornava intorno a mezzanotte, e Kat l'ho vista una mezz'ora con Vicky e Sabrina a prendere un frozen yogurt da Snog prima del loro Hair serale.


SPAMALOT UK TOUR (BROMLEY, 28.06.10)
Acchiappiamo la YB e andiamo a Bromley a vedere Simon, che non si sa grazie a quale santo nel paradiso del casting, si e' beccato Galahad in Spamalot Tour.
Il set e i costumi da pantomima, in uno show che vuole essere cheesy e trasandato apposta, non funzionano benissimo, sembrava di guardare una produzione parrocchiale.
Il King Arthur sembrava capitato li' per caso, piu' che il re sembrava il giullare, anche se aveva delle belle uscite da Chandler Bing.
Patsy e Bedevere (non piu' flautolento) senza personalita' alcuna.
Il corpo di ballo costituito da ben 4 persone, due ragazzi e due ragazze.
I costumi sono stati tutti cambiati da 'Crociati' a una cosa piu' Tudor, tutte righine e frangie penzolanti.
Il wooden rabbit disegnato di spalle (WHY?!) e il castello dei francesi era talmente di cartoncino bristol che ho temuto venisse giu' durante il taunting.
Simon, devo dire, fa ridere. E stranamente non usa la voce da Nicky di Avenue Q, come invece fa sempre. Ottimo anche il suo Black Knight.
E omg surprise! Il Lancelot era il nostro ex Galahad!! Rapato a zero e con un ghigno quasi scary, irriconoscibile. Un Lancelot degno, ma lo preferivo come Galahad.
Al Robin e' stata cambiata la canzone, adesso non gli serve piu' un ebreo, ma gli serve una star da stunt castare.
Qualche joke eliminato, qualche joke aggiornato (soprattutto di scherno verso l'Inghilterra eliminata ai Mondiali).
E Jodie.
Oh, Jodie.
Overacta, si dimena, si diverte, e si canta via i polmoni.
Non e' manco paragonabile ad Hannah, ma e' talmente paciarottona che le vuoi istintivamente bene appena entra.
E alla fine tutti insieme a cantare Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life col sing-a-long, e company bows.

A proposito di Hannah, abbiamo prenotato una data a random in Agosto per vedere Into The Woods all'Open Air, ma visto le ottime previsioni del tempo ho il terrore che non troveremo sconti piu' in la' e finiremo col vederlo una volta sola. Gasp. NON SIA MAI!

Nel frattempo c'e' gia' stato anche il Gay Pride e io me lo sono perso per il terzo anno di fila. Bad gay, bad, BAD gay.
          I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth..   
Prima sventagliata di shows aggratis.

MAMMA MIA! (14.04.10)
Mi raccomando, con il punto esclamativo.
Io lo ribattezzerei in MAMMA MIA CHEMMERDA!, but that's just me.
Da non-fan degli Abba che sa tutte le canzoni a memoria (HOW?!), potete anche immaginare perche' finora ho evitato questo show come si evita un appuntamento dal dentista. (sono due, questo e Blood Brothers, che non vedrei nemmeno trascinata di peso..)
Ebbene si, sono stata trascinata di peso. I biglietti gratis sono sempre un gran incentivo.
Nemmeno la soddisfazione di vedere Linzi Hateley, che ha pensato bene di andare in vacanza. La tizia che abbiamo visto come Donna mi pare si chiami Sara West, non era impressive, soprattutto dopo che hai sentito Carolee Carmello che ha due polmoni d'acciaio inossidabile e questo ruolo se lo mangia a colazione, ma se mai trasferiscono In The Heights, OMG e' tipo perfetta per Abuela Claudia.

La nostra Sophie e' la bellina Jesse May (che ha un nome da boondocks, ma e' biondina e bellina assai..), che ci rende difficile il connettere che Julie, una volta, faceva questo ruolo. OMG. (e Paul era u/s Skye nel Tour internazionale, ma vabbe', meglio lasciar perdere le mie opinioni su Paul in un qualunque ruolo etero..)

Zio Martin faceva uno dei tre papa', non mi ricordo nemmeno quale, ma ringrazio solo il cielo che non lo conoscevamo all'epoca. Anzi, ringraziamo il cielo che non conosciamo nessuno in questo cast, nemmeno di striscio. (si c'e' una di Zorro che riconosco in quanto somiglia a Zooey Deschanel, ma chi ci ha mai parlato..)

Rosie e Tanya dimenticabili, Ali e Lisa peggio ancora, le canzoni spinte dentro a forza come in un macina carne anche quando non c'entrano un'emerita mazza, ad un ritmo di tre battute/canzone/due battute/canzone. Alcune sono veramente WTF, tipo Name of the Game, che da una normale situazione lei/lui diventa forzatamente figlia/padre e oddio e' di un incestuoso da far venire la pelle d'oca..

Menzione speciale a Skye, che in quanto a personaggio e' piu' inutile di Fiyero (ed e' dire tanto), non fa un cazzo e ha, letteralmente, mezza canzone da cantare.

Lo show, dopo gags deprimenti e un po' di parolacce buttate li' a caso, finisce con un plot twist matrimoniale e una luna gigantesca che spunta dal monte dal mare.
Non ho fatto in tempo a dirmi 'meh, che finale mesto per uno show cosi'..' che, bieco trucco per mandare le masse a casa felici, parte un assordante megamix.
No, nemmeno un megamix, ma semplicemente tre canzoni degli ABBA a caso, mi pare Super Trouper, Waterloo e Mamma Mia. I turisti escono ballando e canticchiando, quindi missione compiuta.
Io barcollo fuori dal Prince of Wales piuttosto provata, e mi congratulo del fatto che non sono le 3 di notte e gli ushers non ci stanno spintonando fuori, come succede di solito quando andiamo ai cabaret dei Hannah alla Delfont Room.

Questo show ha anche un fottio di produzioni in giro allo stesso momento. C'e' Londra, New York, Oslo e Mexico City..e poi il Tour Americano, il Tour internazionale, il Tour Australiano, il Tour Spagnolo, il Tour Olandese..
Non oso immaginare il volume di soldi che generano.
Immagino una roba tipo Benny e Björn che sguazzano nei soldi nel loro forziere a Goflurbändefråppa, o dove cazzo abitano..

HAIR (15.04.10)
Il giorno dopo ci invitano a ballare con la Tribu', e noi andiamo.
Non c'e' modo di spiegare Hair, non ha plot, forse nemmeno un senso.
La maggior parte dello show sono loro, i personaggi, che ti raccontano chi sono, in cosa credono, cosa li fa incazzare, e cosa sognano, e dove vanno quando si fanno un viaggio con l'LSD.
E poi c'e' Claude, che non vuole morire in Viet Nam ma non sa come chi/cosa/dove e' e come uscirne fuori. Vuole restare a New York ad aspettare la neve. Vuole restare e amare Sheila e Berger e i suoi brothers & sisters.
Claude vuole solo essere invisibile.

La Tribu' scende in sala e ti viene a parlare, a toccare, a baciare, a rubare la coca cola, a sederti vicino, ad abbracciarti, a portarti margherite bianche, a salire sui sedili in bilico sui braccioli.
Si spogliano completamente, letteralmente e metaforicamente. Si denudano su quel palco perche' tu li veda, perche' their eyes are open e vogliono che lo siano anche i tuoi.
E dopo aver conosciutoamatoadorato la Tribu', lo show finisce.
E tu rimani con questa energia dentro, con questo fuoco che ti hanno accesso, ti ribolle dentro, la standing ovation alla fine non e' abbastanza, vuoi di piu', devi liberarla ora, subito.

Ed e' li' che la Tribu' ti chiama sul palco.
Vai su, 200 persone controllate dagli ushers coi clickers, non di piu' senno' la health & safety se ne va a farsi benedire.
E a te non te ne importa un cazzo della H&S e dei corrimano messi su all'ultimo secondo, perche' Allison Case con un sorriso a 35mila denti ti sta aiutando su per i gradini e ti accoglie sfiorandoti lieve e c'e' da cantare Let the Sun Shine In tutti insieme, e dove mi giro trovo gente che conosco, Charlotte e Perry che non vedo da una vita OMG che cazzo ci fate qui e Sabrina e Jon che si dimenano e tutto il Gielgud che ti guarda e i riflettori ti accecano e fa un caldo pazzesco e tutti ondeggiano e lasciano entrare il sole e dietro ho Megan Reinking che mi canta nell'orecchio e quando mi giro a fine canzone (minchia che bella che e'..) ci battiamo il cinque (anzi il dieci) e tutti ti sfiorano le braccia e tu che gli dici well done e loro che ti ringraziano per essere venuta, e scendi giu' con le gambe che ti tremano, maledicendo la poca prontezza di riflessi nell'agguantare una macchinetta fotografica prima di salire.
Due giorni dopo e sono ancora drogata di flower power.

Il cast e' stato trasferito in blocco da Broadway, e si vede che si stanno godendo l'attimo. Sono giovani e belli e in gita scolastica tutto pagato, che je frega..
Per una botta di culo pazzesca abbiamo avuto Phyre Hawkins come Dionne (che si e' cantata the shit out of it) e Holly (ex Dynamite di Hairspray) come swing, unica rappresentate UK on stage, oh yeah.
Will Swenson e' uno schizzato e confuso Berger, ma e' incredibilmente gentile e pacato di persona, mi aspettavo un cazzone sciupafemmine e invece e' educato come un principino.
Gavin Creel ha uno status da semidio da queste parti, quindi vabbe'..un po' cafone di persona, troppo occupato al telefono per firmare autografi ai poveri derelitti alla stage door, apparentemente..(io non me lo cago comunque, ho altri interessi..)
Le ragazze mi hanno conquistata. Caissie Levy e' una splendida SheilaFranklynsecondsemesterNYU, Megan Reinking e' rossa e sexy da morire e molto alla mano, Kacie Sheik (Jeanie) e' incredibile e sembra una persona interessantissima..
Ma la mia preferita e' Allison. D'uh, aggiungerei.
E' adorabile, e' brava, e' rossa ed e' gay (tipo l'unica lesbica out in tutta broadway, se non sbaglio..). Ci manca solo che abbia la pelle al gusto di fragola, poi e' perfetta.
Ci siamo coccolate un po', fatte una foto scema, discusso su quanto fossi orrenda nella foto ('Sembro un'idiota!', 'Ma noo, non e' vero..', 'Ma si guarda, sembro un'idiota!', 'Ma noooo..'), arrivata a casa la aggiungo su Feisbuk, lei mi riaggiunge dopo un minuto e mi va a commentare la nostra foto insieme, che come tag ha 'Sembro un'idiota', con un: 'Ma no che non sembri un'idiota!'.
STRALOL. La amo.

Giudicate voi, sembro decisamente un'idiota..



AVENUE Q (17.04.10)
Ultimo giorno utile per vedere Rachel come Kate/Lucy che sostituisce CJ in vacanza, quindi andiamo anche se sono stanchissima. Vengono anche Cath e Sarah, tanto per.
Quanto e' bellina. Non hot, ma bellina. Mi ricorda sempre Gabrielle di Xena. E' come una goccia di sole, sorridente e adorabile. Egualmente forti sia la sua Kate che la sua Lucy.
Paul mi piace ancora molto, Princeton e' ok, ma il suo Rod e' la mia anima gemella. Lo voglio sposare.
E' tornata Jacqui-col-porro-in-fronte a coprire provvisoriamente la track di Clare, Alan Pearson copre Tom malato come Trekkie/Nicky, e Sion lavora bene con Jacqueline nella coppia Brian/Christmas Eve.
Alla fine andiamo a salutare Paul, che l'unica volta che non l'abbiamo fatto ci ha detto parole, e tra una ciaccola e l'altra trovo le palle per chiedergli di Clare.

La prima cosa che ha detto e' stata 'Si, non sta passando un bel periodo..', spezzandomi il cuore. Dice che ci passano tutti, che sta un po' giu'. Dice che sta facendo una cosa al Sadler's Wells di domenica, una riesumazione di musical sconosciuti, e pensa che le fara' sicuramente piacere vederci.
Tornate a casa ci rendiamo conto che e' sold out, ovviamente, ma tenteremo il tutto per tutto.
Meglio essere venuta a saperlo da lui in tempo, che tra due o tre mesi quando il cazzo di Google Alert si decide a funzionare.

In leggero stato di panico, mi appresto ad affrontare la prossima sventagliata di show.

Ho anche guai a lavoro, se non mi viene un'ulcera sta botta, non so davvero quando.


PS: Simon, non si sa grazie a quale santo, si e' beccato il Tour di Spamalot. Non sappiamo in che ruolo. Ci tocchera' fare di nuovo un giretto a Bromley st'estate, me sa..
          Vasco Rossi, il concerto evento di sabato 1 luglio in diretta tv su Rai1   
Per tutti i fan di Vasco Rossi che non sono riusciti ad acquistare i biglietti per il Modena Park, il concerto che, per citare il Blasco nazionale, farà la storia della musica, […]
          Braquages de banque à Toulouse : le Palois Redouane Ikil acquitté   
Au terme de six heures de délibéré, la cour d'assises de la Haute-Garonne a acquitté ce vendredi Redouane Ikil. Fabien Djetcha écope quant à lui de 15 ans de réclusion criminelle. Après huit jours de procès devant la cour d'assises de la Haute-Garonne et près de six heures de délibéré, Redouane Ikil a été acquitté,...
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          Highland Copper Announces Extension of White Pine Acquisition Closing   

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 30, 2017) - Highland Copper Company Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HI) (the "Company") announces that Copper Range Company ("CRC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Quantum Minerals Ltd., and the Company have agreed to extend the period to complete the acquisition of the White Pine project to September 30, 2017. The final closing of the acquisition is subject to releasing CRC from certain environmental obligations associated with the remediation and closure plan of the historical White Pine mine site in a manner that is acceptable to all parties involved, including applicable governmental authorities, and replacing the related environmental bond posted by CRC.

          Ex-ONATRA: La réponse sanglante de Kimbembe à Katumwa   

L’ancien Directeur général de l’ex Onatra a réagi 24 heures après aux propos virulents tenus contre lui par la PCA Vicky Katumwa.Au faite, Katumbwa accuseinjustement KimbembeMazunga d’avoir détourné 7 millions USD alors Dg de l’ex-Onatra. Raison principale, selon elle, des difficultés actuelles que connait la SCTP, une grève à cause de 6 mois de retard de salaires. De son côté KimbembeMazunga l’ex-Dg de la SCTP rejette catégoriquement les allégations de Katumbwa qu’il traite d’incompétente en affirmant via sa réplique musclée remis aux médias que les 7 millions sont logés à la BGFI Bank.


Dans sa réplique à la controversée Vicky Katumwa, une parachutée à l’Onatra, l’ex-conseiller du chef de l’Etat de l’infrastructure renseigne que les 7 millions de USD dont fait valoirKatumwa n’étaient pas destinés au fonctionnement ni au paiement de salaire mais à l’acquisition des équipements pour le port de Matadi.

Et quand bien même s’il serait parti avec les 7 millions, poursuit Kimbembe, que Katumbwa donne le montant de l’enveloppe pour la paie mensuelle des salaires du personnel actif ainsi que les rentes des retraités. La PCA a manqué une belle occasion de se taire mais on peut comprendre ses émotions si l’on se rappelle que le vendredi dernier, il y avait un cercueil pour elle également et c’est tout ce qu’elle n’avait jamais voulu vivre durant son mandat à la présidence de la SCTP, fait remarquer Kimbembe. A en croire Kimbembe, la PCA n’a pas répondu aux attentes des agents; elle n’a pas indiqué la voie pour le règlement des salaires.


Les agents, en effet, posent la question de savoir si Kimbembe est parti avec les locomotives, les rails, les grues. De poursuivre : depuis novembre 2016 que ledit dossier est transmis au Parquet Général. Que Katumwa a même transmis au même Parquet, le rapport d’audit effectué par le CPCC, en février 2017. Sur ce, martèle Kimbembe, l’instruction suit son cours et nous attendons tous les conclusions.



De conclure : En tant que mandataires de l’Etat c’est au seul Gouvernement que nous devons rendre compte de notre gestion et non à la presse. Et, c’est pour cette raison que je ne la suivrai pas sur ce terrain.
          La Société civile/Forces vives s’oppose à l’apologie des questions identitaires au Kasaï Central    
Le vice-ministre des Finances, Jean François Mukuna a inauguré jeudi, le nouveau bâtiment qui abrite désormais le siège de l’Assemblée provinciale de Kinshasa (APK), situé sur l’avenue Colonel Ebeya, en présence notamment de l’ambassadeur de l’Union européenne en RDC, Ouvret Barthe.
François Mukuna, a indiqué que cette réalisation est le fruit d’un long processus qui a commencé en 2010 par la signature d’une convention entre l’exécutif national et le Fonds européen pour le développement (FED).


Selon lui, la décentralisation a l’avantage notamment de rapprocher la population pour une prise de décisions responsables. Pour cela, elle a besoin des ressources financières et humaines, a-t-il souligné, avant d’exhorter les Congolais à se l’approprier et à poursuivre sans relâche, à soutenir la bonne gouvernance et à poursuivre les reformes des finances.
L’ambassadeur de l’UE M. Ouvret Barthe a quant à lui salué le partenariat entre le gouvernement de la RDC et l’UE qui a financé les travaux de construction dudit bâtiment à hauteur d’un million cinq cent trente trois euros, et son équipement tant en outils informatiques qu’en mobiliers de bureau. Il a indiqué que la construction de ce bâtiment est une preuve que malgré de nombreux défis politiques auxquels la RDC fait face, le pays reste déterminé dans ses efforts de rendre la décentralisation effective.

Auparavant, le président de cet organe délibérant, Roger Nsingi Mbemba avait affirmé que l’acquisition de ce bâtiment marque un tournant décisif pour l’Assemblée provinciale qui cesse avec son identité de «sans domicile fixe». Il a situé cette acquisition dans le cadre du Programme d’appui aux parlements (PAP) financé en RDC par l’UE. L’immeuble abrite tous les services de l’Assemblée hier éparpillés sur plusieurs sites.




M. Nsingi n’a pas manqué de mettre un accent particulier sur le partenariat actif existant entre la ville de Kinshasa et l’UE dont l’accompagnement a été d’un apport important dans la concrétisation de ce projet, avant d’évaluer le cout du PAP à 15 millions d’euros en six ans.


          DHX Media Closes Acquisition of Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake   

HALIFAX, NS--(Marketwired - June 30, 2017) - DHX Media Ltd. ("DHX Media" or the "Company") (TSX: DHX.A) (TSX: DHX.B) (NASDAQ: DHXM) is pleased to have closed its previously announced acquisition (the "Acquisition") of the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group, Inc. ("Iconix"), which includes both an 80% controlling interest in Peanuts and 100% of Strawberry Shortcake. The remaining 20% interest in Peanuts will continue to be held by members of the family of Charles M. Schulz. The purchase price for the Acquisition was US$345 million, subject to a customary working capital adjustment, and was paid in cash. The Acquisition was financed with funds from the Credit Agreement and the net proceeds of the Offering (each, as defined below) and cash on hand.

          Gander Outdoors and Overton's Announce Existing Retail Stores Expected to Remain Open Following Recent Acquisition by Camping World   

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2017) -  On May 1, 2017, Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) ("Camping World"), the nation's largest network of RV-centric retail locations and only provider of a comprehensive portfolio of services, protection plans, products and resources for the outdoor enthusiast, announced the planned acquisition of certain assets of Gander Mountain Company ("Gander Mountain") and its Overton's, Inc. ("Overton's") boating business, following Camping World's successful bid for certain assets of Gander Mountain and Overton's in a bankruptcy auction on April 27, 2017 and April 28, 2017. On May 4, 2017, the transaction was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota (the "Bankruptcy Court").

          AXA Wealth rebrands to Phoenix Wealth – FT Adviser   
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          Where things stand on the AT&T and Time Warner deal   
AT&T’s (NYSE: T) $49-billion acquisition of DirecTV took a whopping 432 days to win government approval, eventually earning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission with a list of conditions. Now 251 days since the Dallas telecom giant declared its intent to purchase content monster Time Warner, Inc., the process could finally be turning toward the point in which the two sides discuss the same type of conditions. Bob Quinn, AT&T’s senior executive vice president for external and…

          How To Recognize The Best Astrologer in Kolkata?   
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          Kyle Korver to Get Contract Offer from Cavs; Carmelo Anthony Buyout Eyed   

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly entering free agency with retaining Kyle Korver and acquiring Carmelo Anthony as their top two priorities.

According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, the Cavs are expected to make Korver a contract offer, and they are hoping the New York Knicks will buy out the remainder of Melo's deal.

Vardon added that the Cavaliers can go above the salary cap to sign Korver due to the fact that they traded for him last season.

The 36-year-old sharpshooter shot an NBA-best 45.1 percent from beyond the arc last season, while averaging 10.1 points per game.

With regard to Anthony, the Knicks reportedly would rather trade him to get assets in return rather than buying him out, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said on Mike & Mike (h/t Ryne Nelson of Slam Online) that the Cavaliers are the only team Melo would accept a buyout to join.

Anthony and LeBron James are close friends, and by joining James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, Melo would give the Cavaliers a "Big Four" that could potentially better compete with the Golden State Warriors.

While the 33-year-old Anthony's production has dipped a bit over the past two seasons, he still averaged 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game in 2016-17, and he has made the All-Star Game in 10 of the past 11 seasons.

Even if Anthony would be willing to waive his no-trade clause for the Cavs, it is unlikely Cleveland would have the assets needed to get a deal done.

Also, with the Cavaliers in search of a general manager to replace David Griffin and the Knicks looking for a team president to take over for Phil Jackson, there is a great deal of uncertainty in both front offices.

Read more Cleveland Cavaliers news on BleacherReport.com


          Cavs Rumors: Breaking Down 2017 Offseason Plan for Cleveland   

The stakes couldn't be much higher for the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer.

Blow it, and LeBron James might walk out the door next offseason, likely creating a domino effect regarding the futures of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Hit a home run and the Cavs may be able to close the gap on the Golden State Warriors.

While the team's massive payroll limits what Cleveland can realistically do, that doesn't lessen the weight of each and every decision the front office makes. 

Below are the biggest tasks ahead for the Cavaliers.

     

Resolve the General Manager Vacancy

In defense of the Cavs, at least they didn't fire their team president less than a week after the NBA draft, when the team selected an 18-year-old point guard to run the offense said team president espoused. While welcomed by New York Knicks fans, the timing of Phil Jackson's departure wasn't ideal.

Granted, Cleveland doesn't have much room to boast. The free-agent negotiating window opens Saturday and the Cavaliers are no closer to hiring a general manager.

ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman reported Wednesday the team is still in negotiations with Chauncey Billups and that Billups' representatives presented a counter-offer to team owner Dan Gilbert. The Associated Press' Tom Withers reported Tuesday that Billups is the only candidate who has met with Gilbert so far.

Firing David Griffin, who helped build a roster that reached three straight NBA Finals and win a championship, would've been more defensible if the Cavaliers had a cogent plan in mind to replace him.

Instead, they're putting all of their eggs in one basket—a basket that comes with potential pitfalls of its own:

As risky as hiring Billups would be, it might be a more preferable outcome than failing to hire him. At that point, Cleveland would be left scrambling for other candidates—potentially as the free-agency moratorium period is underway.

The absence of a general manager has already hurt the Cavs this offseason. They failed to land Jimmy Butler, who instead moved on to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears also shared this on the night of the draft:

Having a general manager surely would've helped the Cavs get the deal across the finish line.

Cleveland has backed itself into a corner, and hiring Billups is the best way to mitigate the damage.

     

Go All-In for Paul George or Carmelo Anthony

The Cavs don't have enough cap space to sign a marquee free agent, and their trade options are limited both by their available assets and the caliber of star they'd be looking to acquire. Butler's trade to the Timberwolves trims their choices even further.

If Cleveland fails to add Carmelo Anthony or Paul George, then it could be facing a summer in which it makes no noticeable upgrade to the roster. While the Cavs don't necessarily need to transform their squad, they can't afford to stand pat and hope their odds of upsetting the Warriors improve.

The door to trade for George may not be closed completely, but it's not exactly wide open, either.

The Cavs missed a chance to get George before the draft, with ESPN.com's Marc Stein and Chris Haynes reporting they tried to get a three-way trade involving the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets completed.

Stein and Haynes added Cleveland will continue to pursue a possible George trade.

The Cavaliers have plenty of competition. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Boston Celtics are attempting to get George and Gordon Hayward this summer, while ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon reported the Houston Rockets are targeting George as well.

The Rockets traded for Chris Paul on Wednesday, which might signal they shifted their resources toward acquiring the All-Star point guard at the cost of possibly acquiring George.

On Wednesday, Stein provided an update on the Anthony front:

The New York Knicks have eroded Anthony's trade value to the point that the Cavs may not have to give up much to get him—with a buyout clearly the optimal route.

Adding Anthony won't make the same kind of impact it would have five or six years ago, but he averaged 22.4 points and 5.9 rebounds a game and shot 35.9 percent from three-point range. And as a third or fourth scoring option for Cleveland, he may find the offensive efficiency he has lacked for much of his career.

      

Re-Sign Kyle Korver

The Cavaliers are at least somewhat lucky in that they don't have to worry about losing too many key players to free agency. They have five players out of contract: Kyle Korver, Deron Williams, Derrick Williams, James Jones and Dahntay Jones.

Of the five, Korver should be Cleveland's top priority.

The 36-year-old was very effective in his limited role. According to Basketball-Reference.com, 74.3 percent of his field-goal attempts came from beyond the arc, and he shot 48.5 percent from three-point range.

In February, Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon noted the Cavaliers have Bird rights for Korver, so they can exceed the salary cap in order to re-sign him. That gives Cleveland some much-needed financial help to lure the sharpshooter back for next year.

Given Gilbert's willingness to open his checkbook in the past, re-signing Korver shouldn't be too difficult for the Cavs.

Read more Cleveland Cavaliers news on BleacherReport.com


          Staying on Top of Your Accounts as an Engineering Contractor   

As the need for skilled and experienced engineering contractors is on the rise, you may be looking start your contracting career. But as with any major change in your career, it comes with many advantages and points you should consider and look out for. If you’ve acquired a few years of experience and think you’re […]

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          [wanabidii] News Digest: Live updates: India braces for GST rollout   
THE TIMES OF INDIA
Friday, June 30, 2017
Today's Headlines

Live updates: India braces for GST rollout

Will buy AI only if profitable for us: IndiGo president
"Let me be very clear that if it is not profitable and does not add value to our employees, customers and shareholders, we will not embark on this journey," IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh wrote in a mail to staff on Air India acquisition bid.

Debt-hit RCom seeks to give up Rs 340 cr worth spectrum

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'Half-a-degree of warming boosted extreme weather'
Comparing two 20-year periods -- 1960-79 and 1991-2010 -- between which average global temperatures jumped 0.5 C (0.9 F), scientists found that the hottest summer temperatures increased by more than 1 degree C across a quarter of Earth's land areas, while the coldest winter temperatures warmed by more then 2.5 degree C.

Ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 2100: Study
Ice-free areas may increase in Antarctica by 25 per cent due to climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent's biodiversity, a study warns. They found the melting ice could create up to 17,000 square kilometre of new ice-free area across Antarctica.

Rare Siamese crocodile eggs found in Cambodia
Conservationists have found a nest with 19 eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles. It is boosting hopes for species threatened by poachers and habitat loss. Researchers believe only 400 adults still exist in the wild, the baby crocodiles will be raised at a conservation centre

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Europe to meet US plea for more troops to Afghanistan
European allies pledged more troops to support Afghanistan's hard-pressed military on Thursday but left details on numbers vague until the United States clarifies its new strategy to break a stalemate with the Taliban.

Washington plans $1.42 bn arms sale to Taiwan
The State Department said the package included technical support for early warning radar, high speed anti-radiation missiles, torpedoes and missile components. The US is the sole arms supplier to Taiwan, which China deems its own and has never renounced the use of force to bring the self-ruled island under its control.

German parliament legalises same-sex marriage
Germany's parliament voted by a wide margin to legalise same-sex marriage. The parliament voted by 393 votes in favour of same-sex marriage to 226 against. Chancellor Angela Merkel freed members of her ruling conservative bloc to follow their personal conscience rather than the party line.

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Nasa rocket releases artificial colourful clouds
Nasa has finally launched a sounding rocket that created artificial colourful clouds that were visible from New York to North Carolina. The artificial clouds were launched to track particle motions in space. The rocket was delayed many times over the last 30 days.

In rural Kentucky, solar eclipse preparation keeps town busy

NASA's quieter supersonic jet closer to reality
The US space agency completed the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA's planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane.

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GST sale: 12 hot deals on smartphones, TVs and more

Comparison: Honor 9 vs Honor 8
Comparison: Honor 9 vs Honor 8

Apple iPhone turns ten: 7 little-known facts about the smartphone
Apple fans, one of your most-loved devices has turned 10. It was 10 years ago that the original iPhone hit stores on June 29, 2007 in the US. Here are some not-so-known facts about one of the world's 'favourite' smartphone.

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Plus III admissions 2017: DHE Odisha declares first selection list
The Department of Higher Education (DHE) has declared the first selection list for +3 admissions on their official website today.

TS EAMCET seat allotment 2017 result declared

TN govt's new policy of reserving 85% quota for state board students challenged in High Court

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Grains and spices market of APMC remains shut in protest against GST

Train coach wheel derails near Kalyan, Central railway service affected

Mumbai: Aunt arrested for two-year-old's murder
Two days after the body of a two-year-old boy was found in a gunny bag at Malad, the police arrested his aunt on Friday.

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Live blog: Heavy rains lash Delhi-NCR

Delhi, Haryana to work together to prevent flooding in Gurugram
Officials from Delhi and Haryana will undertake a joint inspection for assessing silting in the Najafgarh drain over the next two days. This will be done in order to carry out desilting, if required, as part of measures to be taken up to prevent flooding in Gurgaon, that created a havoc last year.

Video: Delhi wakes up to fresh morning showers
Fresh spells of rain lashed the national capital on Friday morning.

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Video: Protest-hit Bengaluru Metro covers Hindi signboards

Video: Elderly man held for molesting minor

Sadarame's Kalla is Kannada theatre's superstar
B Jayashree brings alive her grandfather, Gubbi Veeranna’s, timeless character

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Video: Akbaruddin Owaisi attack case: Pahelwan acquitted, 4 others convicted
Six years after the murderous attack on MIM legislator, Akbaruddin Owaisi, a local court in Hyderabad convicted four men and sentenced them to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.Prime accused .

'No mob lynching in my name,' decries Hyderabad

Stink rises in Osmania General Hospital, patients helpless
One of the oldest hospitals in India, the Osmania General Hospital (OGH) presents a dirty picture, replete with filthy wards and stinking toilets.

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Presidential elections: Ram Nath Kovind, Meira Kumar to campaign in Chennai on Saturday
NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind and opposition parties’ candidate Meira Kumar will be campaigning in Chennai on Saturday.

Medical seat scam: ED attaches four properties of Madhan
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday provisionally attached four immovable properties of B Madhan of Vendhar Movies, who is an accused in the medical seat scam.

Stalin says TN govt won't take any action, whether it is gutka scam or bribe to voters
The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu is facing several accusations but it is not ready to take action against the erring officials and others, said DMK working president M K Stalin on Friday.

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PM Modi inaugurates two water projects for Gujarat farmers

Video: PM releases postal stamp, coin to mark Shrimad Rajchandra's birth anniversary

Cop's son killed in accidental discharge from service gun
According to the police report filed by Darji, when Bhavya was looking for his school notebooks in a drawer in the living room, he came across the service revolver which was loaded.

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Rains lashes Sangam city throwing normal life out of gear

Allahabad University makes online fee deposit mandatory

Roli, Tika to welcome students as primary schools reopen on July 1
In a novel gesture, teachers of Primary and Junior High schools of district would be welcoming both boys and girl students up to class VIIIth by applying `Roli’ or “Tika” on their foreheads as schools are all set to reopen after summer vacations on July 1.

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Asian Athletics Championships: Odisha hires two Mercedes Benz buses from Telangana
The state tourism department has hired two sophisticated Mercedes Benz buses from Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation for movement of delegates during the Asian Athletics Championships.

Shopaholics go on a shopping frenzy over pre-GST discounts

Asian Athletics Championships: Odisha's traditional handloom for flag bearers
Flag bearers at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships will wear traditional handloom saris of Odisha during the opening ceremony of the function. All major varieties of traditional handloom saris will be provided them by Boyanika, official sources said.

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          [wanabidii] News Digest: Here's how GST will affect your dating game   
THE TIMES OF INDIA
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Today's Headlines

Here's how GST will affect your dating game
As India prepares for its midnight tryst with GST on Friday, your dating game may see a change come July, with pretty much everything you indulge in during your romantic rendezvous coming under the new tax regime.

GST will be India's 'economic freedom': Anil Ambani
Ambani said the world has seen nothing like this before and in less than 48 hours, India will emerge as the biggest free and democratic market in the history of humankind. He also said there are moments in the life of a nation when history is made not in small steps of incremental gain but in giant leaps of ambition.

Only the brave will take on Air India: Anand Mahindra
Media reports have speculated that Tata Group could buy a stake in Air India, which it owned before the carrier was nationalised nearly 70 years ago. Tata is yet to comment. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is to head a committee to decide the quantum of Air India disinvestment

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Ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 2100: Study
Ice-free areas may increase in Antarctica by 25 per cent due to climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent's biodiversity, a study warns. They found the melting ice could create up to 17,000 square kilometre of new ice-free area across Antarctica.

Rare Siamese crocodile eggs found in Cambodia
Conservationists have found a nest with 19 eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles. It is boosting hopes for species threatened by poachers and habitat loss. Researchers believe only 400 adults still exist in the wild, the baby crocodiles will be raised at a conservation centre

Iraqi zoo gives rare glimpse of white lion
An Iraqi zoo showed off a rare white lion cub to mark the animal's first birthday this week, as officials revealed that they hoped to welcome another of the rare big cats in the coming weeks.

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Iraq military says it has retaken iconic Mosul mosque

China 'highly alarmed' after reports of Australian spying

Donald Trump: Different strokes

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In rural Kentucky, solar eclipse preparation keeps town busy

NASA's quieter supersonic jet closer to reality
The US space agency completed the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA's planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane.

Yoga not as safe as thought: Study
Yoga may not be as safe as popularly believed, say scientists who have found that the ancient Indian meditative practice may causes muscle and bone pain and even exacerbate existing injuries.

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Moto Z2 smartphone with 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM spotted online
Lenovo-owned Motorola recently launched its Moto Z2 Play modular smartphone. It seems that the company is now gearing up for the launch of its flagship sibling – Moto Z2. The alleged handset has been spotted on GFXBench benchmarking website, hinting at some of its specifications.

Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z3+ to get Android 7.1.1 update
Sony has started rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for some of its smartphones. The company has started rolling out Android N update for Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 tablet.

It's been 10 years since the iPhone was launched, here's how it came about
Apple Inc's iPhone turns 10 this week, evoking memories of a rocky start for the device that ended up doing most to start the smartphone revolution and stirring interest in where it will go from here.

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Plus III admissions 2017: DHE Odisha declares first selection list
The Department of Higher Education (DHE) has declared the first selection list for +3 admissions on their official website today.

TS EAMCET seat allotment 2017 result declared

TN govt's new policy of reserving 85% quota for state board students challenged in High Court

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60,000 officers trained, 6.5 million tax payers migrated to GST: Centre to Bombay HC

Without sentencing, verdict not complete; case against Dossa abates
The death of Mustafa Dossa before the pronouncement of sentence has resulted in abatement of his trial. His trial thus cannot be said to culminate into a judgment. Though the fact will remain that the court had found him guilty, however the further process of convicting and sentencing him having remained incomplete, no appeal can lie against an incomplete judgment, said retired high court judge Justice P D Kode.

Indrani Mukerjea's claim of being beaten up in Byculla jail true: Doctor
​Indrani Mukerjea has received some blunt injuries and other (injuries) as well, said a medical officer of JJ Hospital. "Her medical report will be submitted in court, as the medical check-up was ordered by the court," the officer said.

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Admission chaos in DU as cut-offs set to drop by 3% in second list

Mob attacks: MEA's different rules for different governments?

Protesters disrupt Delhi Assembly, allegedly beaten up by MLAs
The first day of Delhi Assembly's special session was abruptly suspended for close to an hour after two AAP volunteers dropped pamphlets into the House from the visitors' gallery and shouted slogans against PWD minister Satyendar Jain.

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Government may table diluted anti-superstition bill

Sandalwood land short of quality saplings

UK architect: Kolar set to get biggest Hoysala-style temple in modern era

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2011 attack on Akbaruddin Owaisi: 4 convicted, Mohammed Pahelwan acquitted
The prime accused in the 2011 case of murderous attack on (AIMIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, Mohammed Bin Omar Yafai alias Mohammed Pahelwan, was sensationally acquitted on Thursday by Nampally court. However, 4 out of the 14 who faced trial were convicted by the court.

Telangana-Fiber to be turned into private firm
The Telangana government has decided to establish T-Fiber as a private limited company under the Companies Act 2013.

'Taakis' razed, turned into swanky commercial bldgs
Popularly known as taakis, single screen theatres of the Old City are fast becoming a rarity in the area south of Musi river. With several being either demolished, largely abandoned or turned into swanky commercial complexes, residents, who are film aficionados, have few options left in the Old City.

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250 wigs distributed to patients in Cancer Institute in Chennai
When chairperson of Cancer Institute Dr V Shanta spoke at an event on Wednesday for distributing natural hair wigs to cancer patients, she tried to clear various misconceptions about the disease.

CM announces Rs 1,800cr power transmission upgradation for Chennai
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday announced a slew of programmes for various departments, including Rs 1,800 crore worth transmission upgradation programme for Chennai city, with an installation of new substations and feeders.

DVAC is probing gutka scam, Tamil Nadu CM says
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday informed the assembly that the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption is conducting a probe based on a communique sent by the Chennai city police commissioner to the home secretary on the sale of banned gutka by anti-socials, in connivance with a minister and some police officials.

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Narmada project will take Gujarat to new heights: Modi

Completion of Narmada dam will take Gujarat's development to great heights: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived at Ahmedabad Airport for his two day visit to state addressed the huge gathering of BJP workers. Modi in his brief address said that the recent completion of the Narmada dam work will take Gujarat development to greater heights in the upcoming decade.

Gujarat Congress demanded roll back of high level of GST on life and health insurance premium

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Allahabad Development Authority to help city build on strengths
Authority Identifies Five-Pillar Approach

Cheoki to turn into satellite station
As the city prepares for Ardh Kumbh 2019, the facilities at Cheoki station of NCR would also be upgraded.An amount of Rs 50 crore has been earmarked for the purpose.

Household herb Chandrashoor fights diabetes

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Kangaroo mother care helps Odisha in sharp decline IMR

GST: Fishing nets, ropes to get costlier
Thousands of fishermen are now worried about their livelihood as they have to invest more in fishing net and rope when the Goods and Service Tax (GST) comes into being on July 1.

Panel recommends sale of Mahaprasad by administration
At present, the Mahaprasad is sold in Ananda Bazaar by a section of priests of Suar Nijog of the temple, leading to discrepancy in prices of the holy food.

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          Les Cours Jeu Caméra pour Acteur - le mercredi à Aix-les-Milles   
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          As Medicaid Cuts Loom, Disability Advocates Fear the Worst   

This article originally appeared on MLK50. For low-income people with disabilities, a straightforward mission like finding the right wheelchair can be a long-fought battle. More complex needs, such as acquiring home health care services, can take years — and lots of luck. At the Memphis Center for Independent Living, staff and volunteers work to give disabled clients the Read More >>

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          Ofcom findings on Fox/Sky merger published   
Ofcom’s findings relating to 21st Century Fox’s proposed acquisition of Sky have just been published
          Petrogress, Inc. Enters Into MOU to Acquire Interest in Cyprus Shipyard   

Company Provides Bridge Financing and Commences Due Diligence


          ACRES Capital LLC Funds an Acquisition and Predevelopment Loan in Elizabeth, NJ   

ACRES Capital LLC funds an Acquisition and Predevelopment loan in Elizabeth, NJ.

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          ACRES Capital LLC Funds a Land Acquisition and Predevelopment Loan in Ft. Myers FL   

ACRES Capital LLC funds a Land Acquisition and Predevelopment loan in Ft. Myers FL.

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          ACRES Capital Funds a First Mortgage Acquisition and Construction Loan in Southampton, NY   

ACRES Capital funds a first mortgage acquisition and construction loan in Southampton, NY.

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          UEMOA : DES MESURES ANNONCÉES POUR ACCÉLÉRER LA CROISSANCE (PRÉSIDENT CONSEIL DES MINISTRES)   

Le Conseil des ministres de l’UEMOA examinera le rapport sur la situation économique en fin mars des pays membres de l’Union et décidera des « mesures appropriées » à prendre pour consolider les acquis et accélérer le rythme de progression, a indiqué son président, Amadou Ba.  « Le Conseil s’appuiera sur l’évolution récente et les perspectives économiques de …

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          Casper's Final 2011 NBA Mock Draft   
Final 2011 Mock Draft with odds that the pick is dealt and brief summaries.

Many thanks to the following people for various rumors:
Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress)
Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider)
Scott Schroeder (@ScottSchroeder)

Don't forget to check out my Final Big Board

Enjoy!

1. Cleveland (from LAC) - Kyrie Irving (PG), Duke:
Odds pick is dealt: Zero
The Cavs say “Thank you” to the Clippers for gifting them a franchise PG. Off-the-court drama could steal some of his spotlight on draft night.

2. Minnesota - Derrick Williams (PF/SF), Arizona:
Odds pick is dealt: 50%
The Wolves are stuck with a tough choice to make after they take Williams, either keep him and figure out how to make the rotation work with a forward-heavy roster, or deal him for a SG or C. There are so many rumors floating about, that I can’t do anything but label this 50:50.

3. Utah (from NJN) - Brandon Knight (PG/SG), Kentucky:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
Do the Jazz go guard here or at #12? That’s the million dollar question. It appears that they have fallen in love with Knight, but they are open to selecting Kanter or Vesely as well.

4. Cleveland - Enes Kanter (C/PF), Turkey:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
After going Kyrie with their first pick, the Cavs look at going with a C with their second pick. With the selection of Kanter they will have a good PnR partner for Kyrie - and he’ll have the luxury of being able to develop while playing behind Varejao... something which may be needed given his situation last year. They could also move this pick to a team wanting to bid for Kanter, and then move back and take Valanciunas - something to keep an eye on.

5. Toronto - Kemba Walker (PG), Connecticut:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
Reports coming out of Toronto are muddled, and there are seemingly 5-6 prospects tied to them at this spot. The one thing I believe is that if Knight is here, he’s the pick - problem is he likely won’t be on the board. Therefore they take Walker who gives them a tough-nosed PG who can produce on both ends of the floor and is a leader in every sense of the word. Dwane Casey should love him.

6. Washington - Jan Vesely (SF/PF), KK Partizan Belgrade:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
All reports point to the Wizards absolutely loving Vesely. If he can refine his shot from deep, watch out - Wall just found himself an uber-athletic Forward to run the floor with him. If they move the pick it’s going to be to land Kanter.

7. Sacramento - Kawhi Leonard (SF), San Diego State:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
The Kings want an impact player at this spot, and while they could give Fredette a look because of his offensive fit next to Evans, I think they go with Leonard. Kawhi is able to be slotted in at SF and they will be able to cover up his offensive flaws while hopefully reaping the benefits of his defense and hustle. It’s possible that they move this pick to a team wanting Valanciunas.

8. Detroit - Jonas Valanciunas (C), Lietuvos Rytas:
Odds pick is dealt: 50%
The Jonas slide stops at #8. Will he stay with the Pistons? He could... but Monroe and Jonas are a questionable pairing and they may want some immediate help given the rumors that JV will have to stay at least one season in Europe before coming over. Whatever the case may be, this could be considered great value.

9. Charlotte - Marcus Morris (PF/SF), Kansas:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
Charlotte reportedly wants to come out of this draft with an NBA ready player who can help spread the floor. Enter Marcus Morris who can score efficiently from everywhere on the court and can possibly play both Forward spots... very safe choice.

10. Milwaukee - Alec Burks (SG), Colorado:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
In dire need of improved efficiency out of the backcourt after ranking dead last in offensive efficiency in 2010-11, Milwaukee looks to find a SG who can fill it up. With Jennings loving to chuck up 3’s, they need a guy like Burks alongside him to take it to the rim. If they can move down and add more picks, it’s still possible they can get their guy.

11. Golden State - Chris Singleton (SF/PF), Florida State:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
Reports coming out of Golden State point to West loving Thompson, but they also have their coach and GM preaching defense. I think they have to go defense here, preferably on the wing. Singleton is able to guard SG, SF, or PF and has also shown the ability to get out and run or knock down 3s - thus making him a good fit for the Warriors.

12. Utah - Marshon Brooks (SG), Providence:
Odds pick is dealt: 60%
The Jazz are left staring Jimmer in the face and are basically forced to pass on a guy hometown fans love. They could move up or down, but if they stay at 12, they could tab Marshon as a NBA-ready scorer with great length.

13. Phoenix - Tristan Thompson (PF), Texas:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
Reports are that the Suns pick will come from a workout that featured Shumpert, the Morris twins, Singleton, Thompson, and Jimmer. I think Thompson gets the nod as what could turn out to be an upgrade to their PF spot right away despite being raw. Look for them to make a move to acquire a PG (Flynn?) in a deal that might involve this pick.

14. Houston - Bismack Biyombo (C/PF), Baloncesto Fuenlabrada:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
Houston is still in need of a C, despite trading for Thabeet last season. In Biyombo, they acquire a guy with immense upside on the defensive end, but is as raw as can be offensively. That works for new coach Kevin McHale who wants defense and already has a guy in Scola who can get him buckets in the paint. If they can find a partner in the mid-lotto to trade with, they’ll do it.

15. Indiana - Jimmer Fredette (PG/SG), BYU:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
Coming off a nice season that saw them back in the playoffs for the first time in five years, Indiana takes Fredette who, despite having Collison as a starter, rounds out what could be a nice backcourt rotation by an outside shooter who can get incredibly hot.

16. Philadelphia - Klay Thompson (SG/SF), Washington State:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
Very little is coming out of Philly about the draft, some of it may have to do with them having trouble getting prospects to work out for them, but there’s also the Iguodala rumors. I think if they move Iggy, they should take a wing that can spread the floor and work off the ball - enter Klay Thompson, who has been impressing in workouts.

17. New York - Iman Shumpert (SG), Georgia Tech:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
The Knicks need defense first and foremost. In Iman, they get a versatile defender with great tools while also being able to handle the ball a little. Word is that Knicks want him, and odds are there won’t be teams ahead of them who are going to spoil their party. Rumor has it they may want to move up and nab Biyombo - but what do they have to offer? I think they're stuck.

18. Washington (from ATL) - Donatas Motiejunas (PF/C), Benetton Treviso:
Odds pick is dealt: 50%
The Wizards nab Motiejunas who has great upside and can score in a variety of ways. He could be an eventual replacement for Blatche, and at this point represents solid value. As this isn’t an excellent fit, the Wizards could move the pick - especially if they move up to get Kanter.

19. Charlotte (from NOH) - Markieff Morris (PF), Kansas:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
The Bobcats nab the second Morris twin, hoping that their chemistry carries over. This isn’t just a sentimental pick, however - Markieff should be a good energy big off the bench that provides defense and rebounding, while also fitting the “safe” mantra that Charlotte is advocating.

20. Minnesota (from MEM) - Jordan Hamilton (SF/SG), Texas:
Odds pick is dealt: Extremely high
The Timberwolves really don’t have room to bring in two rookies as well as Rubio. Therefore, this pick is not representing what I think the Wolves will pick, but who reports consider BPA -Jordan Hamilton.

21. Portland - Nikola Vucevic (C), USC:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
Portland lacks healthy size. Although Vucevic overlaps with LMA’s skillset, he should be able to play right away and reportedly has been doing well in workouts. Rumors are that Portland wants a vet, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see this moved in a package to acquire one.

22. Denver - Kenneth Faried (PF), Morehead State:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
Faried fits the up-tempo style of play Denver likes to play and gives the Nuggets a strong rebounder and defender for a team that could possibly lose two of their bigs to free agency - not to mention they have a lot of scorers on the roster so his biggest weakness is covered up.

23. Houston (from ORL) - Tobias Harris (SF/PF), Tennessee:
Odds pick is dealt: 75%
Houston is another team that doesn’t really have room to bring in more rookies, however I could see them keeping the pick if someone like Harris fell. While he’s not similar to Battier as some claim, he is a very smart player who could see rotation minutes right away despite currently being 18.

24. Oklahoma City - Davis Bertans (SF), Union Olimpija Ljubljana:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
The Thunder really have no rotational needs that can be satisfied with this pick, so they take Bertans who can be stashed overseas for another year or two before coming over.

25. Boston - Jeremy Tyler (C/PF), Tokyo Apache:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
I have no idea what Boston will do here, because they only have a year or two left of their aging superstars, and then it’s just Rondo and maybe Green. Because of that, I’ll do something nonsensical and stick them with Tyler who is arguably the biggest unknown of the draft, but has great physical tools.

26. Dallas - Justin Harper (PF/SF), Richmond:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
The Mavs really lose offensive firepower when Dirk goes to the bench - to the point where it’s going to be a problem. Yes, they are in “win now” mode, but I could see Harper playing a role on this team next year... possibly an important one off the bench.

27. New Jersey (from LAL) - Tyler Honeycutt (SF/SG), UCLA:
Odds pick is dealt: 75%
It’s being reported that the Nets want to move up from this spot, and it trying to use #35 in order to do so. However, if they do not move up, I think Honeycutt makes sense as a versatile wing that is a bit of a project.

28. Chicago (from MIA) - Charles Jenkins (PG/SG), Hofstra:
Odds pick is dealt: 60%
If they can’t move this pick, Chicago could go with Jenkins - a comboguard who is NBA ready and can create for himself and others.

29. San Antonio - Kyle Singler (SF/PF), Duke:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
The Spurs aren’t giving up hope that their window has closed. As such, they take a guy who can help them immediately as long as he improves his shot selection.

30. Chicago - Bojan Bogdanovic (SG/SF), Cibona VIP Zagreb:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
Again, another pick they will try to move... however this one will be harder. If they can’t move it, I see them taking a guy they can stash overseas and hope it pays dividends when they finally come over. In this case, it’s one of the best scorers in Europe: Bojan Bogdanovic.


31. Miami (from MIN) - Reggie Jackson (PG/SG), Boston College
32. Cleveland - Jimmy Butler (SF), Marquette
33. Detroit (from TOR) - Darius Morris (PG/SG), Michigan
34. Washington - Malcolm Lee (SG/PG), UCLA
35. New Jersey - Nikola Mirotic (PF), Real Madrid
36. Sacramento - Josh Selby (SG/PG), Kansas
37. LA Clippers (from DET) - JaJuan Johnson (PF), Purdue
38. Houston (from LAC) - Travis Leslie (SG), Georgia
39. Charlotte - Nolan Smith (PG/SG), Duke
40. Milwaukee - Norris Cole (PG), Cleveland State
41. LA Lakers (from GSW) - Cory Joseph (PG), Texas
42. Indiana - Chandler Parsons (SF), Florida
43. Chicago (from UTA) - Jon Leuer (C), Wisconsin
44. Golden State (from PHX) - Jordan Williams (C), Maryland
45. New Orleans (from PHI) - E’Twaun Moore (SG), Purdue
46. LA Lakers (from NYK) - Scotty Hopson (SG/SF), Tennessee
47. LA Clippers (from HOU) - Trey Thompkins (PF), Georgia
48. Atlanta - Shelvin Mack (SG/PG), Butler
49. Memphis - Keith Benson (PF/C), Oakland
50. Philadelphia (from NOH) - Greg Smith (PF/C), Fresno State
51. Portland - Demetri McCamey (PG), Illinois
52. Detroit (from DEN) - Jereme Richmond (SF), Illinois
53. Orlando - David Lighty (SG/SF), Ohio State
54. Cleveland (from OKC) - Xavi Rabaseda (SG), Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
55. Boston - Ben Hansbrough (PG/SG), Notre Dame
56. LA Lakers - Isaiah Thomas (PG/SG), Washington
57. Dallas - Josh Harrellson (C), Kentucky
58. LA Lakers (from MIA) - Robin Benzig (SF/PF), Ratiopharm Ulm
59. San Antonio - Giorgi Shermadini (C), Union Olimpija Ljubljana
60. Sacramento (from CHI) - Andrew Goudelock (PG), Charleston
          2010 NBA Draft - Mock Draft (Final)   
It's time for my final mock draft - a little less than 8 hours before the real thing. Sifting through rumors and figuring out which ones to believe in is a time-consuming process... but I love doing it so it's a welcomed "chore".

Before I hit the actual mock, I want to discuss two trades which I think have a good chance at going down and thus I included them while making this mock draft.

The first is a trade between New Jersey and Sacramento. This deal would have the #3 pick (Cousins) going to Sacramento for the #5 pick (Johnson) and one of their PFs. Sacramento would ensure they get their franchise C, while New Jersey gets the SF they want, but pick up value.

The second is the rumored Minnesota/Detroit deal. Here, Minnesota would send out Al Jefferson and #16 for Tayshaun Prince and #7. More could be added, but I think those are the only two picks and "major" players involved.

Alright, time for the mock. I shortened down the commentary and added in a feature of my odds sheet with the % chance to reach a certain level. After each label, will be what I believe the odds are that they will be at least that good.

Lottery:
1. Washington - John Wall (PG):
Franchise player: 20%, Fringe All-Star: 90%
The Arenas era is over; the John Wall era has now begun. This pick is a lock now per reports.

2. Philadelphia - Evan Turner (SG/SF):
Franchise player: 5%, Fringe All-Star: 80%
It seems like Philadelphia will draft Turner and then try to flip Iguodala as they duplicate each other’s strengths and weaknesses a little too much.

3. Sacramento (from NJN) - DeMarcus Cousins (C):
Franchise player: 10%, Fringe All-Star: 60%
I think New Jersey ends up trading down to take Wesley Johnson, and that Sacramento moves up to #3 using one of their PFs as the prime bait. Sacramento gets their franchise C.

4. Minnesota - Derrick Favors (PF/C):
Franchise player: 15%, Fringe All-Star: 50%
Minnesota thinks about taking Johnson, but reason wins out and they go Favors. This opens up the trade which will send Al out for Detroit’s pick.

5. New Jersey (From SAC) - Wesley Johnson (SF):
Fringe All-Star: 30%, Solid Starter: 85%
Sacramento trades up for Cousins, while New Jersey moves down for the correct value on Wesley Johnson. New Jersey gets their long-term starting SF and then plans on getting a PF in free agency.

6. Golden State - Greg Monroe (PF/C):
Fringe All-Star: 11%, Solid Starter: 45%
Seeing as they already have athletes in the frontcourt, Monroe’s athletic and defensive deficiencies could be covered up and his skills could be maximized.

7. Minnesota (from DET) - Paul George (SG/SF):
Fringe All-Star: 15%, Solid Starter: 35%
Detroit trades this pick to Minnesota for Al Jefferson. Minnesota attempts to use this pick to get Wesley Johnson, but instead settles for Paul George who impressed in workouts.

8. LA Clippers - Al-Farouq Aminu (SF/PF):
Fringe All-Star: 11%, Solid Starter: 31%
The Clippers have a need at SF, and Aminu gets the spot here since he has the ability to play PF next to Griffin when they go small and also gives them great athleticism and defense.

9. Utah (from NY) - Cole Aldrich (C):
Fringe All-Star: 1%, Solid Starter: 35%
Cole doesn’t offer much upside, but he’s ready right away and it beats relying on Fesenko or Koufos to develop, while also being a decent fit with Millsap.

10. Indiana - Ed Davis (PF):
Fringe All-Star: 25%, Solid Starter: 60%
Davis gives them a very athletic PF with upside to put next to Hibbert, and also reuinites him with Hansbrough. Opens up Murphy to be moved for a veteran PG.

11. New Orleans - Gordon Hayward (SF):
Fringe All-Star: 0%, Fringe Starter: 40%
Hayward makes sense for the Hornets, as they are looking for a scorer at the SF spot. It’s rumored he has a promise in the top-12.

12. Memphis - Patrick Patterson (PF):
Fringe All-Star: 0%, Fringe Starter: 65%
Patterson has the ability to come in next season and replace the troubled Randolph at PF, giving them steady production on both ends of the court.

13. Toronto - Eric Bledsoe (PG):
Fringe All-Star: 1%, Fringe Starter: 35%
I think they go PG here, but the question is - which one: Bledsoe or Bradley? I think they go for the one who has more developed PG skills but slightly less talent defensively and take Bledsoe. This allows them to move Calderon or Jack.

14. Houston - Xavier Henry (SG/SF):
Fringe All-Star: 20%, Fringe Starter: 85%
I don’t know what Houston is going to target, but Henry is BPA at this spot and I can’t see him falling much further than this, and even though he doesn’t quite make sense in Houston they could easily trade this pick.

Rest of 1st Round:
15. Milwaukee (from CHI) - Ekpe Udoh (PF/C):
Solid Starter: 30%, Fringe Starter: 75%
With the Bucks just acquiring Maggette, I think they look in the frontcourt and add Udoh who bolsters their surprisingly good defense and could be a very nice fit next to Bogut.

16. Detroit (from MIN via CHA) - Hassan Whiteside (PF/C):
Solid Starter: 30%, Fringe Starter: 50%
Minnesota ships this pick to Detroit in the Al Jefferson trade and Detroit selects Hassan Whiteside who they hope can give them some much needed defense in the frontcourt if Wallace leaves, although they may have to wait a little.

17. Chicago (from MIL) - James Anderson (SG):
Solid Starter: 26%, Fringe Starter: 66%
Anderson fits well next to Rose as an off-the-ball scorer from deep and also brings decent playmaking and defense to the table. Great fit.

18. Oklahoma City (from MIA) - Daniel Orton (PF/C):
Fringe Starter: 21%
Oklahoma could very well package all three of their picks to move up into the lottery, but I can’t speculate on who they’d target. I do know they like Orton, so he’s the pick here.

19. Boston - Avery Bradley (PG/SG):
Fringe Starter: 45%
Boston is aging. Bradley can come in and give them athleticism, defense, and jumpshooting at the SG spot and eventually learn to play some point. He and Rondo in the backcourt would be menacing.

20. San Antonio - Luke Babbitt (SF/PF):
Fringe Starter: 30%
Jefferson was a letdown at the SF spot, and so I think the Spurs use this pick to upgrade their talent. Babbitt falling gives them an NBA-ready offensive talent.

21. Oklahoma City - Damion James (SF/PF):
Fringe Starter: 50%
If the Thunder keep this pick, they go with value and reunite James with Durant. While he kind of overlaps with Green, it gives them leverage in contract negotiations.

22. Portland - Kevin Seraphin (PF/C):
Fringe Starter: 31%
Seraphin is an upside pick, but also should be able to contribute a crude, but punishing game on offense his first year; while also giving them plus production defensively and on the boards while Oden and Przybilla are out.

23. Minnesota (from UTA) - Quincy Pondexter (SF):
Fringe Starter: 20%
Minnesota could include this pick in the Detroit deal, or use it to attempt to move up from the 7th pick, but as it stands I think they go with Pondexter given his impressive workout and he’ll give them more defense and flexibility on the wing.

24. Atlanta - Larry Sanders (PF/C):
Fringe Starter: 30%
The Hawks need size and defense. Sanders brings great defensive ability as well as an excellent frame, but doesn’t have the bulk they’d be looking for.

25. Memphis (from DEN) - Eliot Williams (SG):
Fringe Starter: 15%
I don’t think Memphis keeps both of their late picks, however I’ll pick like they do. Williams grew up in Memphis and played one year there in college, and his style works well with Mayo.

26. Oklahoma City (from PHX) - Tibor Pleiss (C):
Fringe Starter: 20%
If they keep the pick, Pleiss goes here. The Thunder are rumored to like him, and this is a stash pick.

27. New Jersey (from DAL) - Solomon Alabi (C):
Fringe Starter: 20%
Working off the first trade, I think NJ now goes for a big that could work next to Lopez in limited minutes, and also give them defense.

28. Memphis (from LAL) - Greivis Vasquez (PG/SG):
Fringe Starter: 11%
This pick is rumored to be available for cash. However, if they keep it he apparently impressed them in workouts, and they assure that he’s in a Grizzlies uniform with this pick. Should be a nice backup PG.

29. Orlando - Darington Hobson (SG/SF):
Fringe Starter: 35%
Hobson is rumored to have a 1st round promise. While he doesn’t have the star potential on the wing which they seemed to need in the playoffs, he can fill a void off the bench and then eventually earn a starting spot and allow Nelson to work off him at times.

30. Washington (from CLE) - Devin Ebanks (SF/PF):
Fringe Starter: 65%
Nice value here. Ebanks gives them excellent defense on the wing and someone who likes to run. If his offensive skillset ever matures, he’ll give them an extremely versatile player.

2nd Round:
31. New Jersey - Terrico White (SG)
32. Miami (from OKC via MIN) - Craig Brackins (PF)
33. Sacramento - Willie Warren (SG)
34. Portland (from GS) - Dominique Jones (SG)
35. Washington - Jordan Crawford (SG)
36. Detroit - Jerome Jordan (C)
37. Milwaukee (from PHI) - Gani Lawal (PF)
38. New York - Lance Stephenson (SG/SF)
39. New York (from LAC) - Trevor Booker (PF)
40. Indiana - Armon Johnson (PG/SG)
41. Miami (from NO) - Stanley Robinson (SF)
42. Miami (from TOR) - Artsiom Parakhouski (C)
43. LA Lakers (from MEM) - Jerome Randle (PG)
44. Milwaukee (from GS via CHI) - Paulao Prestes (C)
45. Minnesota (from HOU) - Nemanja Bjelica (SG/SF)
46. Phoenix (from CHA) - Brian Zoubek (C)
47. Milwaukee - Mikhail Torrance (PG/SG)
48. Miami - Dexter Pittman (C)
49. San Antonio - Jarvis Varnado (PF)
50. Dallas (from OKC) - Derrick Caracter (PF/C)
51. Oklahoma City (from POR) - Latavious Williams (SF/PF)
52. Boston - Omar Samhan (C)
53. Atlanta - Miroslav Raduljica (C)
54. LA Clippers (from DEN) - Sherron Collins (PG)
55. Utah - Da’Sean Butler (SF)
56. Minnesota (from PHO) - Sylven Landesberg (SG)
57. Indiana (from DAL) - Jon Scheyer (PG/SG)
58. LA Lakers - Tiny Gallon (PF/C)
59. Orlando - Charles Garcia (PF)
60. Phoenix (from CLE) - Lazar Hayward (SF)
          Aggeggi tecnologici   
Fosse per me, passerei le giornate a provare nuovi aggeggi più o meno tecnologici.
Fortunatamente c'è Sony che, nelle ultime settimane, ha deciso di inviarmi due prodotti con cui divertirmi.

Il primo è uno speaker bluetooth, l'evoluzione dell'XB3 che ho da un anno circa: l'XB40.


Rispetto al modello precedente, questo ha alcune caratteristiche un po' più "tamarre" (ad esempio l'illuminazione che segue il ritmo del brano, ma che si può tranquillamente disabilitare) ma anche decisamente migliori: volume e bassi più potenti in primis, ma anche esteticamente lo trovo molto più bello (o comunque si adatta meglio all'arredamento di casa mia, che equivale ad almeno 5 punti in più). Per ricaricarlo ha un suo alimentatore, mentre la presa usb che ha sul retro serve per ricaricare altri dispositivi (io l'ho usata per attaccarci un ventilatore, trasformando immediatamente un ottimo speaker bluetooth in un oggetto imperdibile durante l'estate). Ah: è impermeabile, quindi magari non potrete usarlo dentro alla piscina, ma a bordovasca sicuramente.

Il secondo aggeggio è un lettore bluray 4K Ultra Hd: l'UBP-X800.


Anche vicino alla Ava è bellissimo: niente display, due pulsanti (uno per accenderlo, uno per aprire lo sportello), uno sportellino con l'ingresso usb e un telecomando per gestire tutto (ha anche il pulsante per accedere subito a Netflix, visto che all'interno ha un sistema operativo che permette di utilizzare i maggiori player streaming, oltre che guardare il bluray inserito o i contenuti della chiavetta usb.
Ha tutte le caratteristiche che dovrebbe avere un lettore bluray di questo livello (quindi, se siete appassionati di 3D e avete una televisione che lo supporta, questo lettore legge anche i bluray 3D), ma quelle che più interessano a me sono l'HDR e il 4K.
Al momento le mie uniche esperienze con queste tecnologie sono i contenuti Netflix che offrono tali "extra", quindi ho subito acquistato Revenant per testare il lettore (nella confezione c'era Inferno ma già l'avevo visto e, come dire, non merita una seconda visione).
Che dire? Io non sono uno di quei malati di mente che riescono a distinguere immediatamente un mp3 da un cd (a meno che l'mp3 non sia di qualità davvero infima) o un video in 2k da uno in 4k, ma devo dire che si vede terribilmente da paura (c'è da dire che mi son fatto consigliare da un amico su quale film acquistare per testare al meglio il tutto: Revenant quindi già di suo è fatto ottimamente in 4k). Anche la Vale è rimasta abbastanza a bocca aperta.
Ah: so che effettua anche l'upscaling sui bluray "normali", ma ancora non ho controllato il risultato finale.
So che anche l'audio offerto da questo lettore è decisamente "importante", ma dovrei andare a testarlo a casa dell'amico col cinema homemade per poter dare un giudizio più approfondito su questo aspetto.
Ultime cose: ha il wifi, ha il bluetooth per collegare ad esempio lo speaker di prima, ha una porta ethernet. Credo di avervi detto tutto (o almeno tutto quello di cui capisco qualcosa).

Ah, colgo pure l'occasione per ringraziare Amazon che, avendo notato l'arrivo di questo lettore bluray, ha deciso di regalarmi una copia di The Accountant per testarlo in modo ancor più approfondito (e anche, presumo, per far sapere a tutti che i bluray 4K sono ormai disponibili per tutte le ultime uscite e non solo). Ancora non l'ho visto (a parte i primi 20 minuti), ma ho avuto la conferma del mio odio per Anna Kendrick.


PS: in realtà Sony mi ha inviato anche una soundbar + subwoofer, ma ne parlerò più avanti.

Disclaimer: spesso ricevo prodotti in omaggio, per testarli ed eventualmente parlarne. Altre volte invece li ricevo solo in prestito, per gli stessi motivi. 
In questo caso Sony ha deciso di regalarmi sia il lettore bluray che lo speaker. 
La soundbar invece è solo in prova.
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          Justice Is Coming Trailer: Death Note   
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          Do Neonics Hurt Bees? Researchers and the Media Say Yes. The Data Do Not.    

This story is being co-published with the Genetic Literacy Project.

On Thursday, Science published a large-scale study on the relationship between bees and a pesticide, neonicotinoids. It got quite a bit of pickup in the press—Nature touted that the “Largest-Ever Study of Controversial Pesticides Finds Harm to Bees,” while the BBC explained that a “Large-Scale Study ‘Shows Neonic Pesticides Harm Bees.’ ” The Scientist said the same, with “Field Studies Confirm Neonicotinoids’ Harm to Bees,” and PBS followed suit with “Neonicotinoid Pesticides Are Slowly Killing Bees.”

These headlines seem to reflect a line included in the abstract of the study itself: “These findings point to neonicotinoids causing a reduced capacity of bee species to establish new populations in the year following exposure.”

Sure sounds like a bummer for the bees. One problem: The data in the paper (and hundreds of pages of supporting data not included but available in background form to reporters) do not support that bold conclusion. No, there is no consensus evidence that neonics are “slowly killing bees.” No, this study did not add to the evidence that neonics are driving bee health problems.

Unfortunately, and predictably, the overheated mainstream news headlines also generated a slew of even more exaggerated stories on activist and quack websites where undermining agricultural chemicals is a top priority (e.g., Greenpeace, End Times Headlines, and Friends of the Earth). The takeaway: The “beepocalypse” is accelerating. A few news outlets, such as Reuters (“Field Studies Fuel Dispute Over Whether Banned Pesticides Harm Bees”) and the Washington Post (“Controversial Pesticides May Threaten Queen Bees. Alternatives Could Be Worse.”), got the contradictory findings of the study and the headline right.

But based on the study’s data, the headline could just as easily have read: “Landmark Study Shows Neonic Pesticides Improve Bee Health”—and it would have been equally correct. So how did so many people get this so wrong?

This much-anticipated two year, $3.6 million study is particularly interesting because it was primarily funded by two major producers of neonicotinoids, Bayer Crop Science and Syngenta. They had no involvement with the analysis of the data. The three-country study was led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, or CEH, in the U.K.—a group known for its skepticism of pesticides in general and neonics in particular.

The raw data—more than 1,000 pages of it (only a tiny fraction is reproduced in the study)—are solid. It’s a reservoir of important information for entomologists and ecologists trying to figure out the challenges facing bees. It’s particularly important because to date, the problem with much of the research on neonicotinoids has been the wide gulf between the findings from laboratory-based studies and field studies.

Some, but not all, results from lab research have claimed neonics cause health problems in honeybees and wild bees, endangering the world food supply. This has been widely and often breathlessly echoed in the popular media—remember the execrably reported Time cover story on “A World Without Bees.” But the doses and time of exposure have varied dramatically from lab study to lab study, so many entomologists remain skeptical of these sweeping conclusions. Field studies have consistently shown a different result—in the field, neonics seem to pose little or no harm. The overwhelming threat to bee health, entomologists now agree, is a combination of factors led by the deadly Varroa destructor mite, the miticides used to control them, and bee practices. Relative to these factors, neonics are seen as relatively inconsequential.

I’ve addressed this disparity between field and lab research in a series of articles at the Genetic Literacy Project, and specifically summarized two dozen key field studies, many of which were independently funded and executed. This study was designed in part to bridge that gulf. And the devil is in the interpretation.

According to the lead researcher Richard Pywell of the CEH:

We’ve shown for the first time negative effects of neonicotinoid-coated seed dressings on honeybees and we’ve also shown similar negative effects on wild bees. … Our findings are a cause for serious concern.

I agree that there might be cause for serious concern if the studies had shown convincing evidence of negative effects. But a review of the data—by the GLP and independent scientists—concludes differently. The European study focused on three types of bees placed in fields across three countries—Germany, Hungary, and the U.K. As Jenna Gallegos noted in her particularly nuanced analysis in the Washington Post:

[T]he results were not as clear-cut as experts had hoped. … The differences between bees in treated or untreated fields were largely insignificant, and many of the bees in both groups died before they could be counted.

Overall, the data collected from 33 different fields covered 42 analyses and 258 endpoints—a staggering number. The paper only presented a sliver of that data—a selective glimpse of what the research, in its entirety showed.

What patterns emerged when examining the entire data set? Here is a chart assembled from data supplied to the research funders by the CEH (but not released in the published study) with the findings summarized (light green indicates “no impact,” red points to “negative impact,” and dark green suggests neonics had a positive impact).

In sum, of 258 endpoints, 238—92 percent—showed no effects. (Four endpoints didn’t yield data.) Only 16 showed effects. Negative effects showed up 9 times—3.5 percent of all outcomes; 7 showed a benefit from using neonics—2.7 percent.

As one scientist pointed out, in statistics there is a widely accepted standard that random results are generated about 5 percent of the time—which means by chance alone we would expect 13 results meaninglessly showing up positive or negative.

Norman Carreck, science director of the International Bee Research Association, who was not part of either study, noted, the small number of significant effects “makes it difficult to draw any reliable conclusions.”

When pressed, even Pywell acknowledged the conflicting data.

The data were rife with other contradictions. Worker bees and drones in Britain struggled to survive the winter, but the same variety of wild bees increased in Germany. Egg production also increased in Germany but fell in Hungary.

The health problems seemed to have little to do with pesticides. A fungal infection ran roughshod over Hungary’s bees. In Britain, they were decimated by the deadly and unrelenting Varroa destructor mite—even the controls suffered losses 400 percent greater than the national average. These catastrophic loss numbers suggest the field experiments may have been poorly constructed—raising doubts about the standard of research for the entire research project.

The broader context of the bee health controversy is also important to understand; bees are not in sharp decline—not in North America nor in Europe, where neonics are under a temporary ban that shows signs of becoming permanent, nor worldwide. Earlier this week, Canada reported that its honeybee colonies grew 10 percent year over year and now stand at about 800,000. That’s a new record, and the growth tracks the increased use of neonics, which are critical to canola crops in Western Canada, where 80 percent of the nation’s honey originates.

Managed beehives in the U.S. had been in steady decline since the 1940s, as farm land disappeared to urbanization, but began stabilizing in the mid-1990s, coinciding with the introduction of neonicotinoids. They hit a 22-year high in the last count.

Global hive numbers have steadily increased since the 1960s except for two brief periods—the emergency of the Varroa mite in the late 1980s and the brief outbreak of colony collapse disorder, mostly in the U.S., in the mid-2000s.

So the bees, contrary to widespread popular belief, are actually doing all right in terms of numbers, although the Varroa mite remains a dangerous challenge. But still, a cadre of scientists well known for their vocal opposition to and lobbying against neonics have already begun trying to leverage the misinterpretation of the data. “In the light of this new study, continuing to claim that use of neonicotinoids in farming does not harm bees is no longer a tenable position,” David Goulson, a University of Sussex bee biologist, known in anti-neonic circles as a scientist-for-hire, told the U.K.’s Science Media Centre.

But other, less ideologically invested scientists were far more circumspect. “We learn again: It’s complicated,” said biologist Tjeerd Blacquière of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The mixed findings are likely to intensify ongoing debates about restricting or banning the compounds, with both sides claiming vindication.

The study, while problematic and contradictory in its results, is not without value. It has underscored that it’s possible or even likely that exposure to miticides or insecticides—including neonics, which like all insecticides are designed to target insects—increases the vulnerability of bees to disease and other threats. But that could be said about any chemical, including organic treatments. In Europe, where neonics have been banned since 2013 (based almost entirely on disputed lab studies), farmers have turned to alternatives that are far more toxic to both bees and humans, such as Lorsban and pyrethrins. Canola production is down, and bee health has shown no appreciable change. Farmers are in open revolt, and bees are arguably the worse for it.

Within hours of the release of the study, advocacy groups opposed to intensive agricultural techniques had already begun weaponizing the misreported headlines.

“It shows that industry claims that neonicotinoids do not harm bees at field-relevant concentrations are baseless,” said a Greenpeace senior scientist, a marine biologist with no background in entomology.

“Pressure mounts for a complete ban on neonicotinoid pesticides as landmark study confirms these chemicals are harming bees,” wrote Friends of the Earth.

But viewing the date from the European study in context makes it even more obvious that sweeping statements about the continuing beepocalypse and the deadly dangers to bees from pesticides, and neonicotinoids in particular, are irresponsible. That’s on both the scientists, and the media.


          Bayer to Cut 2017 Forecasts as Crop Unit Struggles in Brazil   

Bayer AG plans to cut its sales and profit forecasts for this year because of unexpectedly high stockpiling in Brazil of its crop-protection products. Full-year earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and other special costs will be reduced by 300 million euros to 400 million euros, the Leverkusen, Germany-based company said in a The dimmer outlook comes even as the conglomerate forges ahead with its proposed $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company.


          ANDROID DEVELOPER (Android, SDK, OO design) / Axica Recruitment / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
Axica Recruitment/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

ANDROID DEVELOPER (Android, SDK, OO design,)

Salary DOE GBP 25-45k benefits, potential work from home! Bonus,

Based in Telford

My client is a well- establish retail business operating in the market for c.10 years now. Due to the new client acquisition and recent growth they are looking to bring on board 2 mobile app developers. They are currently working across various entertainment sectors like electronics, mobile books and more.

Role: working in a team of 15 developers you will be:

* Specify and develop software applications in Android

* Ensure consistent and professional delivery of user requirements.

* Where appropriate integrate third party systems.

* Forms part of project teams for the delivery of specific projects.

* Ensure rigorous testing regimes are conducted.

* Liaise with the Technical Websites Manager to ensure testing and implementation take place with the businesses full co-operation

Opportunity

Growth is ongoing resulting from new client acquisition. Great opportunity for a candidates who are looking to grow and keep up to date on the latest industry trends in the mobile technologies. You will be part of growing team -15 Developer, 2 app developer. This is great opportunity for an Android developer looking to grow their skill set and joining well established company.

Essential skills

* developing and shipping native apps on Google Play & App Store

* Proficient OO design and programming skills in Java

* Familiarity with the Android SDK Familiarity with Xcode & Android Studio or Eclipse

* Experience on web service integration (REST, JSON, XML, etc)

For immediate consideration and to hear more about this opportunity please apply below or forward your C.V ASAP (see below) or call

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 25,000 to 45,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual

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          (USA-MS-GRENADA) Preseason Tax Professional   
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          (USA-OH-Columbus) Director, Home Health   
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          (USA-OR-Portland) Staffing Coordinator - Home Health Intake   
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          (USA-OR-Portland) Staffing Coordinator - Home Health   
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Encompass Home Health is looking for a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to join our growing and dynamic team. + Supervise, evaluate and provide speech therapy services to clients in a home setting as prescribed by the attending physician. + Treat patients with speech disorders, swallowing therapy, and hearing impairments that affect communication. + Participate in helping patients that may be recovering from a stroke or other neurological disorders. + Currently licensed as an SLP in the State of Employment. + A minimum of one year of clinical experience is preferred. + Medicare home health experience is strongly preferred. Our employees think Encompass is a great place to work and it shows! We have been repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a Best Place to Work. Here are just a few of the many reasons why: + Encompass Home Health, acquired by HealthSouth Corporation in 2014, is an industry leader in patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. + Encompass Home Health is the 4th largest home health and hospice company in the nation with over 200 branches in 24 states. Click here to see a list of the many locations where we do business. + At Encompass Home Health, we continually invest in our team of clinicians so they can achieve personal goals and make meaningful, measurable differences in the lives of their patients. Some of our great benefits include: + Competitive compensation. + 30 paid days off per year for all full time employees. + Continuing education opportunities. + Scholarship program for employees and their children. + Matching 401(k) plan. + Comprehensive insurance plans. + Electronic medical records & mobile devices for all clinicians. + Innovative bonus plan. + Company car program. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission! Join us as we continue to provide "A Better Way to Care”. EOE External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
          (USA-TX-Beaumont) Home Health Occupational Therapist - Full Time   
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          (USA-TX-Beaumont) Home Health Physical Therapist - Full Time   
Encompass Home Health is looking for a Physical Therapist (PT) to join our growing and dynamic team. + Examine and treat patients with physical impairments through the use of physical modalities. + Assist persons who are physically challenged to improve mobility and function, independent self-care, other skills necessary for functioning in daily living. + Administer skilled care to clients requiring intermittent professional services and teaches the family and other members of the health care team. + These services are performed in accordance with the physician’s orders and the established plan of care, under the direction and supervision of the Branch Director. We have Specialty Programs that include Balance and Fall Prevention, Spine Safety, Total Hip and Knee Replacement Program, and our Total Shoulder Replacement Program. + Be currently licensed as a Physical Therapist (PT) in the state of employment. + A minimum of one year of clinical experience is preferred. + Medicare home health experience is strongly preferred. Our employees think Encompass is a great place to work and it shows! We have been repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a Best Place to Work. Here are just a few of the many reasons why: + Encompass Home Health, acquired by HealthSouth Corporation in 2014, is an industry leader in patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. + Encompass Home Health is the 4th largest home health and hospice company in the nation with over 200 branches in 24 states. Click here to see a list of the many locations where we do business. + At Encompass Home Health, we continually invest in our team of clinicians so they can achieve personal goals and make meaningful, measurable differences in the lives of their patients. Some of our great benefits include: + Competitive compensation. + 30 paid days off per year for all full time employees. + Continuing education opportunities. + Scholarship program for employees and their children. + Matching 401(k) plan. + Comprehensive insurance plans. + Electronic medical records & mobile devices for all clinicians. + Innovative bonus plan. + Company car program. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission! Join us as we continue to provide "A Better Way to Care”. EOE External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
          (USA-TX-Houston) Home Health Physical Therapist - PRN   
Encompass Home Health is looking for a Physical Therapist (PT) to join our growing and dynamic team. + Examine and treat patients with physical impairments through the use of physical modalities. + Assist persons who are physically challenged to improve mobility and function, independent self-care, other skills necessary for functioning in daily living. + Administer skilled care to clients requiring intermittent professional services and teaches the family and other members of the health care team. + These services are performed in accordance with the physician’s orders and the established plan of care, under the direction and supervision of the Branch Director. We have Specialty Programs that include Balance and Fall Prevention, Spine Safety, Total Hip and Knee Replacement Program, and our Total Shoulder Replacement Program. + Be currently licensed as a Physical Therapist (PT) in the state of employment. + A minimum of one year of clinical experience is preferred. + Medicare home health experience is strongly preferred. Our employees think Encompass is a great place to work and it shows! We have been repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a Best Place to Work. Here are just a few of the many reasons why: + Encompass Home Health, acquired by HealthSouth Corporation in 2014, is an industry leader in patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. + Encompass Home Health is the 4th largest home health and hospice company in the nation with over 200 branches in 24 states. Click here to see a list of the many locations where we do business. + At Encompass Home Health, we continually invest in our team of clinicians so they can achieve personal goals and make meaningful, measurable differences in the lives of their patients. Some of our great benefits include: + Competitive compensation. + 30 paid days off per year for all full time employees. + Continuing education opportunities. + Scholarship program for employees and their children. + Matching 401(k) plan. + Comprehensive insurance plans. + Electronic medical records & mobile devices for all clinicians. + Innovative bonus plan. + Company car program. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission! Join us as we continue to provide "A Better Way to Care”. EOE External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
          (USA-TX-Houston) Home Health Occupational Therapist - Full Time, Assisted Living Facility Based   
Home Health with Less Travel! Our Occupational Therapists (OT) supervise, evaluate, and provide therapy services to clients in various senior living communities, including assisted living and independent living facilities. Our facility-based Occupational Therapists (OT) enjoy: + providing therapy services to our patients within the beautiful confines of the assisted living facilities where our patients reside + 1:1 patient care + the ability to follow each patient from start to discharge Our talented and highly skilled Occupational Therapists (OT) work collaboratively with each assisted living facility's wellness team on a daily basis to maintain strong lines of communication and overall continuity of care for the residents and their loved ones. Our Occupational Therapists (OT) help patients who have debilitating conditions improve the functions of performing everyday tasks in the home. Occupational Therapists (OT) use treatments to develop the daily living skills of their patients and the basic motor functions of patients, as well as to compensate for any loss of function that patient may be experiencing. Occupational Therapists (OT) administer skilled care to clients requiring intermittent professional services and teach the family and other members of the health care team. These services are performed by Occupational Therapists (OT) in accordance with the physicians' orders and the established plan of care, under the direction and supervision of the Branch Director. Benefit Package: + Competitive wages with bonus opportunity + 30 Paid Days Off per year + Health insurance + Dental insurance + Company-paid life insurance + Short-Term Disability, Accident Protection, and Cancer Protection policies + Continuing Education Occupational Therapists (OT) must meet the following requirements: + Must be a graduate of an approved school of Occupational Therapy and licensed as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in the state in which he/she currently practices. + A minimum of one-year experience is preferred. + Demonstrate knowledge and skill in current therapy practice. + Possess a valid state driver's license and automobile liability insurance. Our employees think Encompass is a great place to work and it shows! We have been repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a Best Place to Work. Here are just a few of the many reasons why: + Encompass Home Health, acquired by HealthSouth Corporation in 2014, is an industry leader in patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. + Encompass Home Health is the 4th largest home health and hospice company in the nation with over 200 branches in 24 states. Click here to see a list of the many locations where we do business. + At Encompass Home Health, we continually invest in our team of clinicians so they can achieve personal goals and make meaningful, measurable differences in the lives of their patients. Some of our great benefits include: + Competitive compensation. + 30 paid days off per year for all full time employees. + Continuing education opportunities. + Scholarship program for employees and their children. + Matching 401(k) plan. + Comprehensive insurance plans. + Electronic medical records & mobile devices for all clinicians. + Innovative bonus plan. + Company car program. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission! Join us as we continue to provide "A Better Way to Care”. EOE Patient Coverage Area: Tomball Facilities External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
          (USA-TX-San Antonio) Home Health Physical Therapy Assistant - PRN/ Northwest side   
Encompass Home Health is looking for a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) to join our growing and dynamic team. + Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA will work under the direction of our Physical Therapists and treat patients with physical impairments through the use of physical modalities. + Assist persons who are physically challenged to improve mobility and function, independent self-care, other skills necessary for functioning in daily living. + Be currently licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant - PTA in the state of employment. + A minimum of one year of clinical experience is preferred. + A minimum of one year of home health experience is preferred. Our employees think Encompass is a great place to work and it shows! We have been repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a Best Place to Work. Here are just a few of the many reasons why: + Encompass Home Health, acquired by HealthSouth Corporation in 2014, is an industry leader in patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. + Encompass Home Health is the 4th largest home health and hospice company in the nation with over 200 branches in 24 states. Click here to see a list of the many locations where we do business. + At Encompass Home Health, we continually invest in our team of clinicians so they can achieve personal goals and make meaningful, measurable differences in the lives of their patients. Some of our great benefits include: + Competitive compensation. + 30 paid days off per year for all full time employees. + Continuing education opportunities. + Scholarship program for employees and their children. + Matching 401(k) plan. + Comprehensive insurance plans. + Electronic medical records & mobile devices for all clinicians. + Innovative bonus plan. + Company car program. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission! Join us as we continue to provide "A Better Way to Care”. EOE External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
          (USA-TX-Dallas) Home Health Physical Therapy Assistant - PRN   
Encompass Home Health is looking for a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) to join our growing and dynamic team. + Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA will work under the direction of our Physical Therapists and treat patients with physical impairments through the use of physical modalities. + Assist persons who are physically challenged to improve mobility and function, independent self-care, other skills necessary for functioning in daily living. + Be currently licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant - PTA in the state of employment. + A minimum of one year of clinical experience is preferred. + A minimum of one year of home health experience is preferred. Our employees think Encompass is a great place to work and it shows! We have been repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a Best Place to Work. Here are just a few of the many reasons why: + Encompass Home Health, acquired by HealthSouth Corporation in 2014, is an industry leader in patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. + Encompass Home Health is the 4th largest home health and hospice company in the nation with over 200 branches in 24 states. Click here to see a list of the many locations where we do business. + At Encompass Home Health, we continually invest in our team of clinicians so they can achieve personal goals and make meaningful, measurable differences in the lives of their patients. Some of our great benefits include: + Competitive compensation. + 30 paid days off per year for all full time employees. + Continuing education opportunities. + Scholarship program for employees and their children. + Matching 401(k) plan. + Comprehensive insurance plans. + Electronic medical records & mobile devices for all clinicians. + Innovative bonus plan. + Company car program. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission! Join us as we continue to provide "A Better Way to Care”. EOE External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
          (USA-TX-Dallas) Home Health Speech Language Pathologist - PRN   
Encompass Home Health is looking for a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to join our growing and dynamic team. + Supervise, evaluate and provide speech therapy services to clients in a home setting as prescribed by the attending physician. + Treat patients with speech disorders, swallowing therapy, and hearing impairments that affect communication. + Participate in helping patients that may be recovering from a stroke or other neurological disorders. + Currently licensed as an SLP in the State of Employment. + A minimum of one year of clinical experience is preferred. + Medicare home health experience is strongly preferred. Our employees think Encompass is a great place to work and it shows! We have been repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a Best Place to Work. Here are just a few of the many reasons why: + Encompass Home Health, acquired by HealthSouth Corporation in 2014, is an industry leader in patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. + Encompass Home Health is the 4th largest home health and hospice company in the nation with over 200 branches in 24 states. Click here to see a list of the many locations where we do business. + At Encompass Home Health, we continually invest in our team of clinicians so they can achieve personal goals and make meaningful, measurable differences in the lives of their patients. Some of our great benefits include: + Competitive compensation. + 30 paid days off per year for all full time employees. + Continuing education opportunities. + Scholarship program for employees and their children. + Matching 401(k) plan. + Comprehensive insurance plans. + Electronic medical records & mobile devices for all clinicians. + Innovative bonus plan. + Company car program. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission! Join us as we continue to provide "A Better Way to Care”. EOE External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
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          Jessica Molaskey's PORTRAITS OF JONI Album to Launch New Imprint Ghostlight Deluxe   

Ghostlight Records will launch a special new label imprint, Ghostlight Deluxe with the latest release from celebrated actress and singer Jessica Molaskey, Portraits of Joni, on Friday, July 28. The album will be available for pre-order starting on Friday, July 7.

Ghostlight Deluxe will be curated by John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey.

Featuring Molaskey's distinctly innovative interpretations, this album mixes elements of jazz, pop, folk and Americana into a uniquely powerful and poignant celebration of the iconic songwriter, Joni Mitchell. Portraits of Joni is produced by Jessica Molaskey, with John Pizzarelli serving as co-producer and Rob and Marcie Orley as executive producers. Album guest stars include Jazz luminaries Larry Goldings, Randy Brecker, Harry Allen and John Pizzarelli.

Jessica will be performing selections from the album in concert in Seattle (July 27-30), New York (August 8-12), Los Angeles (August 17-20), Santa Cruz (August 26) and Escondido, CA (August 27).

Starting on Friday, July 7, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the single "Help Me." For more information on the recording, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/jessica-molaskey-portraits-of-joni.

"Our mission at Ghostlight Deluxe," explains Jessica, "is to give theater artists an opportunity and a home to make solo recordings that are singular to their unique talents. Whether it be jazz, pop or the Great American Songbook, we are committed to making albums with the highest quality arrangements and musicianship that integrate all these styles. It is the challenge of Broadway actors to be chameleons, to step into a character and become someone other than themselves. What happens when a Broadway singer decides to step out of costume? What happens when they decide to expose their authentic self through song? Ghostlight Deluxe will produce recordings that don't necessarily feel the need to reach to the back of the balcony, but can effortlessly reach our hearts."

Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight's founder and president, adds "John and Jessica have been my friends for 20 years. Their technical artistry, stylish interpretations and pure love of music are unparalleled. To collaborate with them on Ghostlight Deluxe is an honor for me and will be a joy for all to hear."

Reflecting on Portraits of Joni, Jessica says, "Joni Mitchell writes songs like a painter. One brush stroke here, another stroke there and you have a portrait of a fully realized soul. I continue to be amazed by how she can create a whole person with her words and music." Album highlights include contemplative takes on many of Mitchell's most popular composition such as "A Case of You," "Chelsea Morning" and the iconic "Both Sides Now," in addition to sly jazz-laced versions of "Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" and "Raised on Robbery."

When Portraits of Joni debuted as part of Lincoln Center's "American Songbook" series at The Allen Room, Molaskey was praised by Stephen Holden in the New York Times for her "uncompromising psychological realism along with an element of surprise that few singers bring to their material. In her voice, joy and pain are so intertwined that they're almost the same thing."Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal raved "Joni Mitchell would have to look hard to find a better interpreter and champion than Jessica Molaskey, a highly astute singer and interpreter who's proven her worth repeatedly in the fields of Broadway, cabaret, and jazz." In the Village Voice, David Finkle said "If Joni Mitchell isn't singing her own songs, it's hard to imagine anyone singing them better than Molaskey, a singer whose smoky voice carries the intellect and emotion necessary to capture Mitchell's often chilly immediacy."

Her husband John Pizzarelli, who will release his own album Sinatra & Jobim @ 50 the same day, is featured in a special combination of Mitchell's eternal "The Circle Game" and Antonio Carlos Jobim's 'Waters of March." According to the New York Times, the songs are "transformed a merry-go-round contemplation of the life cycle into an exalted hymn to the natural world." The classic "Little Green" is a vocal duet with their daughter Madeleine Pizzarelli. "All I Want " is presented as a tour-de-force piano solo by Larry Goldings, merged with Jessica's haunting vocal on "Blue."

"Joni's self portraits are beautiful and fragile and often filled with conflict and joy," continues Jessica. "Like the young Joni in 'In France They Kiss on Main Street,' she experienced her coming of age 'under neon signs' in a pinball arcade, while her mother was 'fading in a suburban room' or the overwhelmed Joni in 'A Case of You,' wallowing at the bar and drawing his face "on the back of a cartoon coaster in the blue TV screen light. These portraits are now timeless treasures of a new generations' Great American Songbook. They have been indelibly etched in my heart and soul forever."

Jessica Molaskey is a veteran of a dozen Broadway shows including the revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, which was nominated for nine Tony Awards. She appeared in A Man of No Importance at Lincoln Center, Parade (directed by Hal Prince), Dream, Tommy, Crazy for You, Les Misérables, City of Angels, Chess, Cats and Oklahoma! She most recently played the role of Marie in the City Center Encores! production of The Most Happy Fella. Off Broadway credits include Songs For A New World, Dream True, Wise Guys (Stephen Sondheim, Sam Mendes), and Weird Romance (All Original Cast Recordings).

Ms. Molaskey has five critically-acclaimed solo albums and has performed in concert from Lincoln Center to Carnegie and Disney Hall to the Montreal and Monterey Jazz festivals. For the past decade she and John Pizzarelli have enjoyed a two-month, sold-out engagement at the Café Carlyle in New York, to which Stephen Holden wrote in the New York Times: "They are as good as it gets in any entertainment medium. They are caviar in a world of canned tuna. Once you've acquired the taste, there is no substitute."

She has written songs for a dozen recordings, including the "Greed," part of a commission for Audra McDonald's Seven Deadly Sins at Carnegie Hall and "Cradle and All" with Ricky Ian Gordon for PBS American Songbook. Jessica recently played opposite Ms. McDonald, as Sister Bertha in the NBC-TV version of The Sound Of Music Live! She and her husband host the weekly radio show "Radio Deluxe," which airs in sixty cities around the United States and in Canada.

"PORTRAITS OF JONI" TRACK LIST:

1. Help Me

2. Dreamland / Carey

3. A Case of You

4. The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines

5. Marcie

6. In France They Kiss On Main Street

7. The Last Time I Saw Richard

8. Raised on Robbery

9. Little Green

10. The Circle Game / Waters of March

11. All I Want / Blue

12. Chelsea Morning

13. Both Sides Now

14. Big Yellow Taxi

Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings - building a library of over 150 records in the last 17 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway's brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won three Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of the 2016 "Best Musical" Tony Award nominee Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Other notable recent releases include the 2017 "Best Musical Revival" Tony Award nominee Falsettos, the 2016 "Best Musical Revival" Tony Award nominee She Loves Me, the 2015 "Best Musical" Tony Award nominee Something Rotten! andDisney's Newsies. The label has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Sutton Foster, Adam Pascal, Lea DeLaria, Kelli O'Hara, Ben Vereen, Christine Ebersole and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers with their extensive relationships with Michael John LaChiusa and Michael Friedman, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, Dave Malloy, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk and Adam Gwon. The label recently created a new joint publishing venture with Razor & Tie to represent songwriters that fuse theatrical and pop music. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the acclaimed film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. www.sh-k-boom.com


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

Liverpool's summer transfer history is patchy, to say the least.

To borrow Isaac Newton's third law of motion, for every action, there has been an equal and opposite reaction. From the start of the Premier League era, the Reds made mistakes in the market.

From Paul Stewart in 1992 through to Christian Benteke in 2015, Liverpool have signed their fair share of flops. Signings that perhaps made sense on paper but, for whatever reason, didn't pan out on the pitch.

But what about the success stories?

If the club's fans could pick one summer window to reboot, allowing them to add that year's signings to bolster manager Jurgen Klopp's current squad, which year would they choose?

Well, we asked them on Twitter:

Of course, the poll only provided four options. It didn't allow the sadomasochists out there to vote for the summer of 2002, for example, when then-manager Gerard Houllier appeared to lose his marbles by agreeing to buy the triumvirate of El Hadji Diouf, Bruno Cheyrou and Salif Diao. Ouch.

Here is Bleacher Report's own breakdown of the best windows seen since the BBC cancelled Play School.

 

      

Third place: 2004, The Spanish Armada

Benitez’s arrival at Anfield signalled a wave of Spanish recruits. Dabbling in a market he knew ridiculously well, the new Liverpool manager signed four of his fellow countrymen during his first summer at the helm.

On reflection, he had a 50 per cent strike rate. Full-back Josemi—the first in the door—and Antonio Nunez—a makeweight in the deal that sent Michael Owen to Real Madrid—failed to make an impact during their largely forgettable time in England.

Yet if that pair were poor (and poor is putting it kindly, particularly for Nunez, the winger with the turning circle of the QE II), Benitez struck gold with the other two Spaniards he signed from La Liga.

By scoring the "Ghost Goal" in the 2005 UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg against Chelsea, Luis Garcia—the winger who drank Sangria—made sure he would forever be remembered fondly by the red half of Liverpool.

Having previously worked together at Tenerife, Benitez knew all about Garcia, a hard-working wide man with an eye for goal (he scored 18 in 71 appearances during his time with the Premier League club).

But it was the fourth and final Spaniard who must have heavily swayed the voting in the Twitter poll.

Such is the love for Xabi Alonso, Liverpool fans would have him back in a heartbeat, even though he’s now officially retired. Just mention the midfielder’s name to some and they will still go weak at the knees.

Alonso works in any team. In Benitez’s structured system, he flourished next to Steven Gerrard; at Real Madrid, he was part of the engine room that kept the Galacticos going; and at Bayern Munich, he continued to sparkle even in the twilight of his career. Oh, and then there was his success with the Spanish national team, as he won Euro 2008 and 2012, with the 2010 FIFA World Cup sandwiched in between.

But would he be the most beneficial of all the old boys? Probably not, no (and typing that makes me die a little inside).

While Alonso's range of passing would undoubtedly be beneficial, Klopp is not short of options to play in the centre of the park, particularly if Philippe Coutinho continues in the deeper role he occupied at the end of the last season.

Sorry to disagree with the masses, but Liverpool have more pressing concerns than midfield. A young, fresh-faced Alonso from 2004 isn't solving a problem in the current squad, he's just creating a headache when it comes to selecting the best XI.

 

     

Second place: 2007, Striking it Rich

Benitez’s summer of 2007 was a hotchpotch in terms of his transfer dealings.

Who can forget Charles Itandje, Damien Plessis and Sebastian Leto? Everyone, that’s who. The trio made about as much of an impact as a water pistol at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Other recruits did, however, make a better impression with the Reds. A young Lucas Leiva could replace the departing Lucas in Klopp’s crop, while Ryan Babel and Yossi Benayoun would offer contrasting options off the bench, particularly as Liverpool could do with some cover for wingers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

However, this window would be rebooted for just one man: Fernando Torres.

Signed for a then-club-record £20.2 million from Atletico Madrid, the Spanish striker didn’t take long to show he was worth every penny.

Handed the famous No. 9 jersey, Torres adapted quickly to the Premier League. The physicality and pace of English football suited him down to the ground as he became the focal point of Liverpool’s attack.

"El Nino" scored 33 goals in all competitions in his debut season. Injuries hampered him in the following years, but that shouldn’t detract from the initial impact he made.

"Torres is the nearest thing I have ever seen to Roger Hunt. When Roger was around, if there was a chance inside the 18-yard box then the ball was in the back of the net—there was no question about that," Tommy Smith said of the forward, per LFC History.

Of course, his move to Chelsea left a bitter taste. Liverpool profited financially, yet the loss of such a talismanic figure was like a gut punch from Mike Tyson (prime Mike Tyson, too, not the Mike Tyson who appears on Broadway).

The anger at the manner of his departure has faded with time. Torres struggled badly as a Blue in London and is now back home with Atletico, the club where he built such a burgeoning reputation in his early years.

But that player who dominated the 2007/08 campaign would start in Liverpool's current XI. While Roberto Firmino does a fine job leading the line, he’s not good enough to keep out a prime Torres, who could lead the counter-press and would feast on the chances that the creative players around him provided.

 

      

First place: 1999, Solid as a Rock

When Houllier took over, he talked about putting in place a five-year plan for success. Having started out at Anfield working alongside Roy Evans, the Frenchman was placed in sole charge in November 1998.

The following summer offered him the chance to put his stamp on the squad. The Reds were good at scoring goals—no surprise considering they had Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen up front—but had more issues with leaks than Julian Assange.

Houllier realised his grand plan didn’t have a hope of working out without solid foundations, so he signed two centre-backs to help plug the holes at the back.

Finn Sami Hyypia cost £3 million from Willem II in May 1999. Stephane Henchoz arrived the following month, with Liverpool paying relegated Blackburn £3.5 million to acquire the Swiss (thanks to a release clause in his contract).

Talk about hitting the jackpot.

The tall, technically gifted Hyypia meshed perfectly with the doggedly determined Henchoz. In their first season playing together, Liverpool conceded just 30 league goals as they finished in fourth position.

How supporters must wish they could pair these two together now. Just one of them would be nice, popped in alongside Joel Matip to give the Reds a more stable-looking centre-back partnership. Klopp’s public pursuit of Virgil van Dijk shows how Liverpool’s current boss sees the need for defensive reinforcements.

The German would also be ready with one of his now customary bear hugs to welcome the arrival of compatriot Dietmar Hamann, who signed from Newcastle United for £8 million on July 22, 1999.

Captain Jordan Henderson filled the holding midfield role until his 2016/17 season was cut short by a foot injury.

Hamann, however, might be an even better fit for the position. His ability to read the game, as well as kick-start attacks from deep with his excellent passing skills, would make him ideal for Klopp’s 4-3-3 system.

Titi Camara, Vladimir Smicer and Sander Westerveld arrived in the summer of 1999, although all three would do well to make the bench in the current squad.

Emile Heskey was also signed in the season, albeit he didn’t join until March 2000. He proved an excellent foil for Michael Owen in Houllier’s team that did the cup treble the following campaign. Yet for all his qualities (and he does have some, despite receiving plenty of criticism during his career), the striker wouldn't suit Klopp’s high-press, fast-tempo football.

Hyypia, Henchoz and Hamann, however, would fit right in. What Liverpool wouldn't give to repeat the summer of '99 all over again.

 

 

Rob Lancaster is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. All statistics and transfer fees are from LFC History unless otherwise stated.

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          Adama Pataku Family Warns Police Land Grabbers   
The Nii Adama Pataku Family of Abamma in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region has advised police officers, who gratuitously acquired their lands from one Henry Ashilley, a suspected land guard, to stop developing them. They have vowed to expose the said policemen if they do not desist from that practice. Head of the Nii Adam ...
          jClub Acquires Assets of Choxi to Create Exciting New Online Shopping Destination   

NEW YORK, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- jClub, a discount e-commerce retail store, announced it has acquired all of the assets, including the multi-million customer database, of Choxi.com Inc., an online shopping platform that declared bankruptcy in December 2016. The acquisition allows...



          Toulouse. Braquages des bureaux de poste à Toulouse : Redouane Ikil acquitté et Fabien Djetcha condamné   
À l’issue d'un long délibéré, la cour d’assises de la Haute-Garonne a acquitté ce vendredi 30 juin Redouane Ikil. Fabien Djetcha a été condamné à 15 ans de réclusion criminelle.« En conséquence, M. Ikil, vous êtes acquitté ! » Aux premiers rangs de la salle d’audience de la cour d’assises de la Haute-Garonne, la compagne, la mère, le frère, les sœurs de Redouane Ikil laissent exploser leur joie après 6 longues heures d’attente et d’angoisse....
          Bayesian Estimation of Intrinsic Tissue Oxygenation and Perfusion From RGB Images   
Multispectral imaging (MSI) can potentially assist the intra-operative assessment of tissue structure, function and viability, by providing information about oxygenation. In this paper, we present a novel technique for recovering intrinsic MSI measurements from endoscopic RGB images without custom hardware adaptations. The advantage of this approach is that it requires no modification to existing surgical and diagnostic endoscopic imaging systems. Our method uses a radiometric color calibration of the endoscopic camera’s sensor in conjunction with a Bayesian framework to recover a per-pixel measurement of the total blood volume (THb) and oxygen saturation (SO2) in the observed tissue. The sensor’s pixel measurements are modeled as weighted sums over a mixture of Poisson distributions and we optimize the variables SO2 and THb to maximize the likelihood of the observations. To validate our technique, we use synthetic images generated from Monte Carlo physics simulation of light transport through soft tissue containing sub-surface blood vessels. We also validate our method on in vivo data by comparing it to a MSI dataset acquired with a hardware system that sequentially images multiple spectral bands without overlap. Our results are promising and show that we are able to provide surgeons with additional relevant information by processing endoscopic images with our modeling and inference framework.
          Improving Registration Robustness for Image-Guided Liver Surgery in a Novel Human-to-Phantom Data Framework   
In open image-guided liver surgery (IGLS), a sparse representation of the intraoperative organ surface can be acquired to drive image-to-physical registration. We hypothesize that uncharacterized error induced by variation in the collection patterns of organ surface data limits the accuracy and robustness of an IGLS registration. Clinical validation of such registration methods is challenged due to the difficulty in obtaining data representative of the true state of organ deformation. We propose a novel human-to-phantom validation framework that transforms surface collection patterns from in vivo IGLS procedures (n = 13) onto a well-characterized hepatic deformation phantom for the purpose of validating surface-driven, volumetric nonrigid registration methods. An important feature of the approach is that it centers on combining workflow-realistic data acquisition and surgical deformations that are appropriate in behavior and magnitude. Using the approach, we investigate volumetric target registration error (TRE) with both current rigid IGLS and our improved nonrigid registration methods. Additionally, we introduce a spatial data resampling approach to mitigate the workflow-sensitive sampling problem. Using our human-to-phantom approach, TRE after routine rigid registration was 10.9 ± 0.6 mm with a signed closest point distance associated with residual surface fit in the range of ±10 mm, highly representative of open liver resections. After applying our novel resampling strategy and improved deformation correction method, TRE was reduced by 51%, i.e., a TRE of 5.3 ± 0.5 mm. This paper reported herein realizes a novel tractable approach for the validation of image-to-physical registration methods and demonstrates promising results for our correction method.
          Detection and Compensation of Periodic Motion in Magnetic Particle Imaging   
The temporal resolution of the tomographic imaging method magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is remarkably high. The spatial resolution is degraded for measured voltage signal with low signal-to-noise ratio, because the regularization in the image reconstruction step needs to be increased for system-matrix approaches and for deconvolution steps in $x$ -space approaches. To improve the signal-to-noise ratio, blockwise averaging of the signal over time can be advantageous. However, since block-wise averaging decreases the temporal resolution, it prevents resolving the motion. In this paper, a framework for averaging motion-corrupted MPI raw data is proposed. The motion is considered to be periodic as it is the case for respiration and/or the heartbeat. The same state of motion is thus reached repeatedly in a time series exceeding the repetition time of the motion and can be used for averaging. As the motion process and the acquisition process are, in general, not synchronized, averaging of the captured MPI raw data corresponding to the same state of motion requires to shift the starting point of the individual frames. For high-frequency motion, a higher frame rate is potentially required. To address this issue, a binning method for using only parts of complete frames from a motion cycle is proposed that further reduces the motion artifacts in the final images. The frequency of motion is derived directly from the MPI raw data signal without the need to capture an additional navigator signal. Using a motion phantom, it is shown that the proposed method is capable of averaging experimental data with reduced motion artifacts. The methods are further validated on in-vivo data from mouse experiments to compensate the heartbeat.
          Detection and Localization of Robotic Tools in Robot-Assisted Surgery Videos Using Deep Neural Networks for Region Proposal and Detection   
Video understanding of robot-assisted surgery (RAS) videos is an active research area. Modeling the gestures and skill level of surgeons presents an interesting problem. The insights drawn may be applied in effective skill acquisition, objective skill assessment, real-time feedback, and human–robot collaborative surgeries. We propose a solution to the tool detection and localization open problem in RAS video understanding, using a strictly computer vision approach and the recent advances of deep learning. We propose an architecture using multimodal convolutional neural networks for fast detection and localization of tools in RAS videos. To the best of our knowledge, this approach will be the first to incorporate deep neural networks for tool detection and localization in RAS videos. Our architecture applies a region proposal network (RPN) and a multimodal two stream convolutional network for object detection to jointly predict objectness and localization on a fusion of image and temporal motion cues. Our results with an average precision of 91% and a mean computation time of 0.1 s per test frame detection indicate that our study is superior to conventionally used methods for medical imaging while also emphasizing the benefits of using RPN for precision and efficiency. We also introduce a new data set, ATLAS Dione, for RAS video understanding. Our data set provides video data of ten surgeons from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA, performing six different surgical tasks on the daVinci Surgical System (dVSS) with annotations of robotic tools per frame.
          Plot for sale in priory road, wicklow   
Plot for sale in priory road, wicklow A rare opportunity to acquire a superbly located site having planning permission for a magnificent detached family residence of 307 sq.m (3,505 sq.ft.) approx. together with three former stables buildings of 270 sq.m (2,906 sq.ft.) approx. on an overall site of 0.20 ha (0.5acres) approx. the location of this property is superb, fronting onto priory road in delgany, providing the purchaser with an idyllic countryside location yet within the heart of delgany village and just minutes drive from greystones town with all the wonderful amenities both social and essential this location has to offer.the property boundary is defined by a stone wall to the front and the buildings are serviced by mains sewage, electricity and water supply. a unique feature are the charming buildings to the front, glenair stables, which comprise a pair of two storey semi detached stone built buildings and a smaller detached single storey stables building behind.planning permissionby order of wicklow county council on 19th december 2013, planning permission was granted for a detached house (reg ref 12/6697) with associated works, including the adjustment of existing entrance and ancillary buildings for the purpose of improving sightlines at priory road, subject to 10 conditions attaching. zoningthe property is zoned r5 - to provide for the development of sustainable residential communities up to a maximum density of 5 units per ha and to preserve and protect residential amenity in the greystones delgany lap 2013 - 2019.proposed residencethe site for the new house extends to approx. 1,300sqm / 0.3 acres. this stunningly designed residence briefly comprises a double height reception hallway, great open plan triple aspect family room/kitchen, diamond shaped feature dining room, triple aspect lounge with great bay window, utility and guest wc. upstairs there will be four spaciously proportioned bedrooms, two en suite, and the master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe, a bathroom and a great hotpress completes the accommodation. this level also boasts a great balcony as per the plans prepared by leading design architects the padraig smith partnership.stables buildingsblock 1: gfa 120sqm / 1,291 sqft approx. comprising 1 room, kitchen and 2 toilets on the ground floor. upstairs landing and 3 rooms.block 2: gfa 84 sqm / 904 sqft approx. comprising hall, 2 rooms and toilet on ground floor. 1 room and kitchen upstairs.block 3: gfa 66 sqm / 710sqft approx. entrance area, 4 rooms and toiletwith stunning views over delgany valley, glenair stables is ideally situated with an abundance of services and amenities right on its doorstep. delgany village has a number of eating establishments, including pigeon house caf and the firehouse bakery. other facilities include an award winning butchers, beauty salon, a pub and corner shop. greystones offers a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, the horse hound pub, boutiques, and craft shops. there are several highly regarded primary schools in the area as well as two secondary schools including the newly built temple carrig. sailing, rugby, soccer, tennis and golf are but a few of the sports amenities that are readily available as well as the shoreline swimming pool and leisure complex besideby. transport links include dart, dublin bus, aircoach and easy access to the n11/m50.
          House for sale in phibsborough, dublin - 695000 eur   
House for sale in phibsborough, dublin - 695000 eur On view saturday 17th june from 11 to 11:30am. behind the pretty red brick exterior lies a surprisingly spacious and excellent family home which has been refurbished and extended in 2009 at ground and first floor level to provide charming reception rooms, a stunning kitchen/ living/ dining room extension and ample bedroom accommodation plus the benefit of an attic conversion. the owners have been careful to retain all the original features which combined with stylish modern decor creates a lovely family home, the kitchen is ultra-modern as are the bathrooms giving the best of period charm and contemporary design. tucked away on a quiet cul de sac where properties seldom come to the market, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a house with no work needed, just simply move in. the accommodation comprises hallway with polished wooden floor and guest w.c, the two inter connecting reception rooms both have cast iron fireplaces, ceiling covings and polished wooden floors, the kitchen is filled with natural light which floods through the many roof windows, there is an extensive range of floor and wall units and work surfaces with fitted oven, hob and extractor fan. a feature brick wall is a lovely acknowledgement of the original house in an otherwise very contemporary space. upstairs there are three great bedrooms one with en suite shower room, family bathroom and a converted attic. the garden to the front is railed and laid in low maintenance chippings while the rear garden is laid in patio and lawn with colourful plants and flowers, extends to approx 6.5m x 5.5m and is not overlooked to the rear ensuring great privacy. this sought after road is located off the north circular road a couple of minutes walk from phibsborough village and stoneybatter, with their abundance of trendy cafes and bars, many shops, wellness centres and amenities. there is a real red brick charm of old dublin combined with the feel of a bustling village. there are plenty of national and secondary schools within easy reach as well as the new dit campus at grangegorman. commuting to the city centre is a leisurely stroll, there are plenty of bus routes passing through phibsborough including the 46 a with the soon to open luas stop within a few minutes walk. only 20 minutes walk to the excellent phoenix park and botanic gardens. hallway 7.8m x 1.4m. great welcoming hallway with polished wooden floor, ceiling covings, picture rails and ceiling rose. there is a guest w.c. living room 3.8m x 3.5m. bright spacious living room to the front with a great sash window with working shutters, the main focal point of the room is the cast iron fireplace with tiled inset, other features include the original polished floor boards, picture rails, ceiling covings and rose. an opening leads through to the dining room. dining room 3.7m x 3.6m. this is another excellent reception room with a cast iron fireplace with tiled inset, polished wooden floor, picture rails, ceiling covings and rose. there are fitted bookshelves and an opening leading to the kitchen. kitchen/ living / dining 8.3m x 5.0m. the kitchen is heart of this home and has been designed to maximise the light which floods through the roof windows and great windows overlooking the garden. there is an extensive range of fitted floor and wall units with plenty of work surfaces, a bank of units offers ample storage and plumbing for the washing machine and dryer. a spacious dining area and seating area overlook the garden. the floor is laid in porcelain tiles with the benefit of under floor heating. bedroom 1 5.0m x 3.6m. the main room spans the entire width of the property and is lit by two great sash windows with the original fireplace, polished wooden floor, picture rails, ceiling covings and rose and plenty of fitted wardrobe space. bedroom 2 3.6m x 3.6m. great double room with the original fireplace, polished wooden floor, picture rails, ceiling covings and rose. bedroom 3 3.5m 3.1m. great double room part of the two storey extension with a very great window allowing great views of phibsborough. there is a wall of sliding wardrobes. en suite 2.0m x 1.2m. completely tiled wet room with suite comprising w.c, w.h.b and shower. bathroom 3.5m x 1.5m. the main family bathroom comprises w.c, w.h.b, bath and separate shower. completely tiled. attic 5.0m x 3.6m. the attic has been converted and has a wooden floor and plenty of under eaves storage. skylights allow great views across the rooftops towards phibsborough village.features:excellent victorian era family home renovated extended in 2009 with excellent aging cedar cladding and zinc roofing. gas fired central heating with combination boiler cat 6 network cabling throughout under floor heating in kitchen gardens designed by thinkoutside landscapers bathroom fittings duravit and hans grohe and gessi fittings
          Comment on Imagine Learning Acquires Think Through Learning Inc. by Shannon Baldridge   
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          Successful acquisition of Connect by Pi Group at 120 Million USD   
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          Microsoft’s acquisition of Cloudyn will help Azure customers manage and optimize their cloud usage   
I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudyn, an innovative company that helps enterprises and managed service providers optimize their investments in cloud services. As customers grow their cloud usage across many projects, it can be challenging to gain visibility and understand costs for existing projects, to optimize […]
          Citrix: With WEM, Take Your XenApp & XenDesktop Environment to ELEVEN!   
I recently wrote an article that covered all the features and benefits of Citrix Workspace Environment Management (WEM, for short), formerly known as Norskale, which Citrix acquired in September 2016. In the days following the article’s publication, I received a lot of great feedback, especially on the high-availability configuration that uses Citrix NetScaler as load-balancing service, as well as the CPU and […]
          African Energy Partners listing on JSE   
From DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE African drum will beat on Friday as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange celebrates the listing of African Energy Partners (AEP) Limited as a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The listing of the black empowerment group, on the JSE’s AltX (alternative public equity exchange for […]
          Getting Customer Info and Avoiding Creepiness   
How can retailers acquire customer information at all possible touch points? Before, during and after the sale, retailers are finding a variety of ways to successfully get data to optimize the shopping experience without creating a creepy, stalking feeling among their base.
          Microsoft buys cloud-monitoring vendor Cloudyn   
Microsoft is acquiring Cloudyn, a cloud monitoring and analytics firm with which it has partnered previously, for an undisclosed amount.
          (USA-MI-BATTLE CREEK) Preseason Tax Professional   
**244122BR** **Title:** Preseason Tax Professional **Job Description:** **Pre-season Tax Professional** Seeking seasonal tax preparers to serve clients with diverse tax needs during the pre-season. H&R Block pre-season tax professionals are responsible for preparing complete and accurate tax returns, delivering outstanding client service, and generating business growth by supporting business to business sales activities. H&R Block is the industry’s largest consumer tax services provider¹ and we have been focused on client service for over 60 years. Apply today using any device at www.hrblock.com/careers > Tax Office Jobs **Pre-season Tax Professional duties include:** + Conducting tax interviews with clients + Increasing retention of all clients + Offering additional products and services + Generating business growth by supporting business to business sales activities + Providing IRS audit support & attending audits, as needed + Growing tax expertise + Mentoring and supporting teammates **Job ID:** 244122BR **State:** MI **City:** BATTLE CREEK **Address:** 76 S 20TH ST **Tax Office Job Categories:** Preseason Tax Professional **Minimum Qualifications:** **Required Skills & Experience:** + High School Diploma or equivalent + Experience completing individual returns + Tax planning and audit support + Ability to effectively communicate in person and in writing + Knowledge and experience with a Windows-based computer system preferred + Experience working in a fast-paced customer service environment preferred + Successful completion of the H&R Block Tax Knowledge Assessment , H&R Block Income Tax Course, or equivalent² + Additional experience for this position is acquired through training upon hiring. _H&R Block is an equal opportunity employer._ _1_ _Based on annual revenues for sales of tax preparation products and services._ _2_ _Enrollment in, or completion of the H&R Block Income Tax Course is neither an offer nor a guarantee of employment. Enrollment restrictions apply. Book or other fees may also apply._
          (USA-MI-PORTAGE) Preseason Tax Professional   
**244120BR** **Title:** Preseason Tax Professional **Job Description:** **Pre-season Tax Professional** Seeking seasonal tax preparers to serve clients with diverse tax needs during the pre-season. H&R Block pre-season tax professionals are responsible for preparing complete and accurate tax returns, delivering outstanding client service, and generating business growth by supporting business to business sales activities. H&R Block is the industry’s largest consumer tax services provider¹ and we have been focused on client service for over 60 years. Apply today using any device at www.hrblock.com/careers > Tax Office Jobs **Pre-season Tax Professional duties include:** + Conducting tax interviews with clients + Increasing retention of all clients + Offering additional products and services + Generating business growth by supporting business to business sales activities + Providing IRS audit support & attending audits, as needed + Growing tax expertise + Mentoring and supporting teammates **Job ID:** 244120BR **State:** MI **City:** PORTAGE **Address:** 5220 S WESTNEDGE AVE **Tax Office Job Categories:** Preseason Tax Professional **Minimum Qualifications:** **Required Skills & Experience:** + High School Diploma or equivalent + Experience completing individual returns + Tax planning and audit support + Ability to effectively communicate in person and in writing + Knowledge and experience with a Windows-based computer system preferred + Experience working in a fast-paced customer service environment preferred + Successful completion of the H&R Block Tax Knowledge Assessment , H&R Block Income Tax Course, or equivalent² + Additional experience for this position is acquired through training upon hiring. _H&R Block is an equal opportunity employer._ _1_ _Based on annual revenues for sales of tax preparation products and services._ _2_ _Enrollment in, or completion of the H&R Block Income Tax Course is neither an offer nor a guarantee of employment. Enrollment restrictions apply. Book or other fees may also apply._
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Talent Acquisition Recruiter, PGS   
This role can be based at any Pfizer US site, with significant PGS presence.Reporting to the Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition PGS Team, the Talent Acquisition Recruiter will be responsible for full life cycle recruiting to support the PGS organization. Will work closely with Hiring Managers and HR business partners to meet business hiring needs.Support full-life cycle recruitment for the PGS sites supported in accordance with global operating procedures and best practice principles, including sourcing, selection and offer development.•Support Kalamazoo recruitment and other smaller, PGS facilities as needed. In future may be asked to take on recruitment supporting other PGS sites as work volume fluctuates on the team.•Will take on special recruitment projects as needed to support the client group, and to grow professionally.•Become credible, trusted talent advisor to PGS client groups.•Ensure a positive client and candidate experience throughout the full recruitment life cycle.•Able to provide first level feedback for internal and external candidates.•Manage the offer process for internal and external candidates, including pre-employment•screening and offer development.•Ensure that hiring is consistent with the business goals and follow recruitment guidelines and processes to insure compliance.•Evaluate candidate backgrounds to match core competencies with key hiring requirements and assess motivational fit. Utilize appropriate selection techniques.•Effectively integrate diversity and veteran recruitment into the staffing process to ensure diverse candidate slates.•Develop an understanding of Pfizer's Benefits Program and its competitive advantage in the market place.•Achieve recruitment metrics against Global TA targets.Organizational Relationships with:HR BOS partnersPGS TA Team membersNA TA Team membersInternal and external candidatesQualifications•BS degree in Human Resources, Business, a related discipline; or equivalent professional work experience required.•Prior HR experience required, preferably in direct recruiter or Recruitment Coordinator role internally within Pfizer or in an external recruitment role hiring junior positions.•Must have demonstrated ability to develop solid working relationships with both hiring managers and all HR coworkers associated with your client groups.•Must have experience using large ATS database.•Must have the ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects•Must have strong written and verbal communication skills•Prior recruitment experience supporting manufacturing operations or supply chain management preferred.•Ability to comply with local site regulations when working at a manufacturing facility.Sunshine ActPfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payme
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Lead Medical Support Assistant - Benefits   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1980761 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. ### Duties The Benefits Lead Medical Support Assistant (MSA) falls under the Health Administration Service. The Lead MSA monitors and makes work assignments, provides input on performance, resolves daily workplace issues and maintains efficient workflow within the Benefits Department (Beneficiary Travel, Enrollment/Eligibility, Patient Funds, Details and Urgent Care). The incumbent will be expected to be a working member of the assigned team. Incumbent may need to provide coverage for other Lead MSAs during times of absence. Duties at this level include, but may not be limited to: arranging for coverage of all areas of responsibility; distributing and balancing workload; training new employees on duties; certifying employees on scheduling and assignment competencies; conducting ongoing reviews to ensure quality of work; ensuring accurate and timely scheduling of appointments/consults management; providing refresher training to staff members including changes in policies and procedures; creating and maintaining employee work schedules; orienting and providing on-the-job training for new and current employees; ensuring that all training requirements are met; organizing the work structure of his/her assigned areas; and acting as a liaison between other MSAs and staff in order to resolve day-to-day conflicts. The Lead MSA for Benefits will also be the Facility Decedent Affairs Clerk ensuring all details related to decedent affairs are handled timely and per policy/procedure standards. The work is mostly sedentary and is performed in various outpatient clinic or office settings responsible for treating patients with a wide variety of medical problems. Incumbent may be required to cover nights and/or weekend clinics in support of the Veterans and Medical Center needs. The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report. **Work Schedule:** Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Hours may be rotated or extended based on the needs of the Medical Center and our Veterans. **Functional Statement Title/#:**Lead Medical Support Assistant ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements:** * **U.S. citizenship.** Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. * **Experience.** Six months experience of clerical, office or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; OR, **Education.** One year above high school; OR, **Experience/Education Combination.** Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. * **Physical Requirements.** * **English Language Proficiency.** Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience**. ****Grade Determinations:** **GS-7 Lead Medical Support Assistant** **Experience.**One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. One year of experience at the next lower grade level (GS-6) includes but is not limited to: coordinating with the patient care team to review the clinic utilization by using various reports; ensure that the clinic setup is closely monitored to effectively support the needs of the clinic and make any necessary adjustments; develop/maintain effecting and efficient communication with the patient, interdisciplinary team VA medical centers and other agencies; participating in team huddles and team meetings to manage and plan patient care, setting priorities and deadlines, adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs; may work with the team to reinforce the plan of care and self-help solutions and entering appropriate information into the electronic record; monitoring pre-appointment requirements to assure readiness for patient visit/procedure; managing electronic wait list to verify and validate accuracy and resolve issues; participating and providing input in problem solving on operational issues or procedures in team meetings, performing administrative follow up actions; participating in and independently following up on team huddles by sharing information and collaborating with the medical team to assure continuity of care; evaluating patient information and clinic schedule lists to determine whether patient is vested; educating providers about shared patients (those who receive their care at multiple VAs or those who have care in the community). **Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.**The candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below. 1. Ability to organize work, set priorities and delegate tasks/responsibilities in order to meet deadlines. 2. Skill in communicating with individuals in order to obtain the desired effect, ensuring compliance with established policies and regulations. 3. Ability to provide staff development and training. 4. Ability to manage staffing requirements, manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties in an accurate and timely manner. This includes the ability to follow-up on pending issues and demonstrating an understanding of the impact of incomplete work. 5. Ability to review and monitor data to ensure all reports are complete and accurate. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Moderate lifting (15-44lbs), Light lifting (under 15lbs), Light carrying (under 15lbs), Use of fingers, Walking (1 hour), Standing (1 hour), Repeated bending (1 hour), Ability to use parid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Special visual requirements (read fine print), Hearing (aid permitted), Sit for extended time and keyboarding, Unusual fatigue factors (sitting for extended time), Working closely with others in an office setting. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave**: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473253800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $40,684.00 to $52,893.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0679-07/07 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Agency Employees Only *Control Number:* 473253800 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17H608-AMB-1980761-BU
          (USA-MI-Portage) Sales Account Manager, Patient Care: West Michigan   
**Requisition ID** 22759BR **Job Title** Sales Account Manager, Patient Care: West Michigan **Group** MedSurg and Neurotech **Division** Medical **Business Function** Sales **Country** United States **State/Province** MI **City** Portage **Employment Category** Full Time **Percent Travel Required** Up to 30% **Shift** 1st **About Stryker** Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. **Job Description / Information** Works independently to sell Stryker Medical products to account base in a defined territory. Achieves assigned monthly, quarterly, and annual quota by taking a consultative approach to selling. Focuses on the development of relationships at all levels of the hospital organization, listening to customer needs and providing product solutions and customer service that exceeds their expectations. 1. Responsible for calling on hospital/nursing staff and departmental decision makers, administrators, and surgeons to identify potential sales opportunities. 2. Develops and implements business plans to close identified business. 3. Responsible for keeping the Regional Sales Manager informed of all sales related activity, market trends, and competitor activity within the territory. 4. Participates in sales workshops, sales meetings, and/or promotional activities as requested by Regional Sales Manager. 5. Provides customer base with excellent post-sale follow up (in-service training and product repairs). 6. Pursues new business opportunities, new markets and acquisitions, as necessary. 7. Coordinates efforts with all departments to insure effective integration of sales orders. 8. Accountable for all record-keeping as appropriate and in accordance with Stryker specifications. 9. Utilizes proper software and technological tools to maintain proper records. 10. Contributes to leading in product innovation by listening and working with others and contributing new ideas. 11. Focuses on customer satisfaction by demonstrated teamwork and empowerment, solving problems through a consultative approach, operating with honesty and integrity and providing a highly responsive and unsurpassed level of customer service. 12. Committed to quality by striving for reliability and quality in our products, continuously searching for ways to enhance performance and meeting all training and documentation criteria. 13. Strives for operational excellence by promoting a team based, product-focused organization, contributing to continuous improvement, participating in preventative maintenance and safety programs, strives for cost reduction, and commits to on time, complete, and error free shipments. 14. May support the grow and development of an Associate Territory Manager by investing in employee involvement and development by fostering personal growth, being responsible and accountable, being passionate towards the success of the business and treating all with dignity and respect. **Minimum Qualifications** · Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required · Must have 2-4 years of proven sales experience · Must possess excellent communication, and negotiation skills · Territory travel may be required as monthly and annual quota must be maintained · Work hours may vary depending upon the needs of the customers · Must be PC literate. Experience working with Microsoft Office · Must possess excellent time management skills with ability to use independent judgment effectively · Strong inter-personal communication skills specifically relating to stress management, people management, project management and conflict management · Functional skills – Marketing, market research, new product development, new product introduction, P/L management, and field testing experience · May involve prolonged periods of stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, sitting, standing, and/or crawling as appropriate · May be required to move materials up to 50 pounds, reach, push, or pull in order to accomplish job accountabilities · Coordination of eye, hand, and/or foot movement with an ability to grasp by hand and meet cognitive demands to include visual and auditory discrimination/memory, reading ability, and memory retention ability \#LI-medical All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability
          Executive Director, Human Resources, Mergers and Acquisitions - CHARLES RIVER LABORATORIES - Wilmington, MA   
The spans all levels and includes manpower forecasting, succession planning, recruiting, management and employee training, and mentoring/coaching....
From Charles River Laboratories - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:19:12 GMT - View all Wilmington, MA jobs
          Associate Director, Talent Acquisition - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the...
From Regeneron - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:01:39 GMT - View all Rensselaer, NY jobs
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Supervisor SC Quality Assurance   
Auto req ID 8147BRPosting Title Supervisor - SC Quality AssuranceDepartment EngineeringJob Description Job Summary:* SC Quality Assurance Supervisor will manage installation projects, along with Insuring that the preparation and in service testing is completed per CN Standards. The scope of this work will include, but not be limited to managing material acquisition, tracking project timelines, interfacing with signal design engineers, software testing, cutover preparation and testing. This position will also work with other parts of the department on budgets, project estimation, site evaluation. Duties:* Prepare scope documents and submit to Signal Design for proposed projects. * Involvement with site surveys to determine preconstruction work required and estimate costs to complete.* Work closely with local supervisors, signal design personnel, and managers on projects that fall under their jurisdiction.* Identify material, manpower, and design short falls, in projects. Make corrections to allow for efficient installation and budget commitments.* Budget management on construction projects.* Involved with the pretesting and cutover plans for SC projects.* Ensure all test procedures are followed and documented. * Involved in any credible reports of activation failures and other wrong side failures.* Will provide vacation relieve when necessary* Position will report to the Manager Quality Assurance. Working Conditions:* May be required to work on varying shifts to cover operations that run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Work is combination of outdoor and indoor work.* Work shifts may vary and will include weekdays, weekends, and holidays.* Will be on call based on territory requirements.* Extensive travel will be required (up to 75% of the time), which will include overnight stays away from home..* Will be required to respond to emergency situations.Employment Requirements:* High school diploma or GED.* Two years of college or technical school with a focus on electrical or electronics technology.* Valid driver's license.* A minimum of 5 years of experience in Signal and Communications.* USOR Qualified* Extensive working knowledge of signal systems, applicable regulatory requirements, SC standards, specifications, and procedures.* Good computer skills; especially working knowledge of Microsoft programs (Excel, Word). Preferred* Bachelor's degree Electrical or Electronic Engineering.* Experience working with SAP.DisclaimerOnly qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.City Battle Creek AreaProvince/State MichiganCountry United StatesCompany CNPosition Template 31-999 US_Other Removal Date 04-Jul-2017CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Supervisor SC Quality Assurance   
Auto req ID 8147BRPosting Title Supervisor - SC Quality AssuranceDepartment EngineeringJob Description Job Summary:* SC Quality Assurance Supervisor will manage installation projects, along with Insuring that the preparation and in service testing is completed per CN Standards. The scope of this work will include, but not be limited to managing material acquisition, tracking project timelines, interfacing with signal design engineers, software testing, cutover preparation and testing. This position will also work with other parts of the department on budgets, project estimation, site evaluation. Duties:* Prepare scope documents and submit to Signal Design for proposed projects. * Involvement with site surveys to determine preconstruction work required and estimate costs to complete.* Work closely with local supervisors, signal design personnel, and managers on projects that fall under their jurisdiction.* Identify material, manpower, and design short falls, in projects. Make corrections to allow for efficient installation and budget commitments.* Budget management on construction projects.* Involved with the pretesting and cutover plans for SC projects.* Ensure all test procedures are followed and documented. * Involved in any credible reports of activation failures and other wrong side failures.* Will provide vacation relieve when necessary* Position will report to the Manager Quality Assurance. Working Conditions:* May be required to work on varying shifts to cover operations that run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Work is combination of outdoor and indoor work.* Work shifts may vary and will include weekdays, weekends, and holidays.* Will be on call based on territory requirements.* Extensive travel will be required (up to 75% of the time), which will include overnight stays away from home..* Will be required to respond to emergency situations.Employment Requirements:* High school diploma or GED.* Two years of college or technical school with a focus on electrical or electronics technology.* Valid driver's license.* A minimum of 5 years of experience in Signal and Communications.* USOR Qualified* Extensive working knowledge of signal systems, applicable regulatory requirements, SC standards, specifications, and procedures.* Good computer skills; especially working knowledge of Microsoft programs (Excel, Word). Preferred* Bachelor's degree Electrical or Electronic Engineering.* Experience working with SAP.DisclaimerOnly qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.City Battle Creek AreaProvince/State MichiganCountry United StatesCompany CNPosition Template 31-999 US_Other Removal Date 04-Jul-2017CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
          LOL: Wife Of (((Bernie Sanders))) Tried To Evict Disabled Home Residents From Property Acquired By Bank Fraud   
It’s said that when you’re around Jews for long enough you either learn to hate them with a passion bred from understanding, or you slowly [...]
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) QO Technical Associate II 1st Shift   
Works effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, team laboratory environment to analyze raw materials and packaging samples via various analytical methods, such as Wet Chemistry, Physical Testing, GC, LC, Spectroscopy, AA, ICP, and IR in support of the company's quality program in the chemistry laboratory. Performs, documents, record checks, and troubleshoots qualitative or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation. Interprets and evaluates data in terms of accuracy, precision, trends, and potential GMP impact and recommends appropriate corrective action where necessary. High productivity and the ability to multi-task coupled with a low error rate and attention to detail are critical characteristics of this position. Occasional overtime as required to meet supply and customer needs.Works effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, team laboratory environment to analyze raw materials and packaging materials in the Raw Material Laboratory. This is in support of the company's quality program in the chemistry laboratory. Performs, documents, record checks, and troubleshoots qualitative or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation. Interprets and evaluates data in terms of accuracy, precision, trends, and potential GMP impact and recommends appropriate corrective action where necessary. Participates in laboratory investigations as required. Occasional overtime as required to meet supply and customer needs.This position is part of a career pathrogression. If you are already on the career pathrogression and you are selected for the position, you will transfer laterally with no grade change if the position was posted at your current grade. However, if your grade is different than the posted grade and you are identified as the top candidate for the position, the posting will be re-opened for five days at your grade, with the candidate identified box checked. This will necessitate you to re-post your resume in order to be considered an applicant for the updated position.AAS, BA/BS, or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related science with a minimum of 2 years related experience in Quality Operations preferred.EEO StatementSunshine ActPfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.Additional Offer Details:•Last Date to Apply for Job: July 6, 2017•Grade: 4A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the abi
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Business/Admin Support   
PfizerCentreOne (PC1) is a global sales and marketing business within Pfizer Established Health, PC1 sells API's, intermediates and contract manufacturing services to other global pharmaceutical manufacturers.This position provides regulatory, business and administrative support to Pfizer CentreOne. Primary accountabilities are maintaining and improving systems and processes to support the PC1 business and PC1 colleagues. The business support accountabilities include timely and accurate response to a wide variety of customer questions and requests from around the globe. These requests are often for certificates and certifications that are maintained as part of this role. The administrative support activities are generally for infrequently performed activities in support of PC1 colleagues, including international travel planning, planning for auditors and visitors, support of preparation and submission of regulatory files and regulatory notifications to PC1 customers.Execute objectives supporting the responsibilities of the PC1 Technical Development and Regulatory Affairs (TDRA) organization.Prepare and distribute customer notificationsCoordinate and manage the customer audit schedule for the Kalamazoo and Franklin sitesManage the logistics for on-site customer audits and customer visitsProcess and submit regulatory documents to non-US regulatory agencies worldwideProcess requests and maintain systems and knowledgebase, for official certificates from US FDAExecute objectives supporting the PC1 organizationProcess short form invoicesAcquire necessary supplies and tools through the Pfizer processesManage FCPA activities as neededMaintain PC1 SOP systemSupport PC1 TDRA Director and PC1 colleaguesCreate and distribute high quality, error free business communicationsAssist with international travel and visa applicationsAssist with generation of high quality business presentationsThe successful candidate will have routine communications and interactions with external customers, PC1 agents, regulatory staff and customer auditors from around the globe.The successful candidate will have routine communications and interactions with Pfizer PC1 staff in all global locations, Kalamazoo site colleagues, Pfizer Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer Finance and Pfizer Procurement.Minimum Education - Some college required. Specific training or experience in finance, legal or regulatory and experience with Pfizer systems such as Ariba and SAP are preferred.Experience with Saleforce.com is desirable.Fluency in English is required; knowledge of a second language is desirable.Experience working with colleagues in a global role is desired.Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize a high number of activities accuratelyDemonstrated ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail.Sunshine ActPfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.Last date to apply for job: July 9, 2017 A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All ov
          Split Verdict in Michigan Twitter Hate-Stalking Case   

A Michigan man who used Twitter to threaten to kill school children and Jews was acquitted Wednesday, June 28, of two felonies, including aggravated stalking of the Maryland man who turned him in to the FBI in 2015.

While a jury in Grand Rapids, Michigan, determined there wasn’t proof beyond a reasonable doubt to convict David Joseph Lenio of aggravated stalking and use of a computer to commit a crime, the panel did convict him of malicious use of telecommunication services, a misdemeanor.

Lenio, 30, who has been in jail since late February in Grand Rapids, was released on his own recognizance, but the judge banned him from using a phone or the Internet until sentencing in August.

Lenio did not testify in his own defense during the three-day trial.

He was accused of stalking and using a computer to threaten and engage in willful “repeated or continuous harassment” of Jonathan Hutson, a Maryland anti-gun violence advocate whose Twitter-sleuthing led to Lenio’s arrest when Lenio was briefly living in Kalispell, Montana, in 2015.

At that time, Flathead County, Montana prosecutors charged Lenio with two felony charges of intimidation and malicious intimidation for making online threats of violence. A search of his apartment in Kalispell turned up a handgun and two rifles – a bolt action and a semi-automatic.

Lenio, a former high school cross-country athlete, used his Twitter account to say he wanted to execute 30 or more grade school children -- to exceed the number killed at Sandy Hook in December 2012.

He also posted tweets about shooting up a synagogue, boasting that he wanted to put two bullets “in the head” of a rabbi or Jewish leader. He additionally posted comments about going on a killing rampage until “cops take me out.”


David Joseph Lenio was convicted of one misdemeanor and found not guilty of two felonies related to online threats made against children and Jews. (AP Images/Flathead Beacon, Greg Lindstrom)

But the Montana prosecutors suddenly dropped the twin felony charges just days before the 2015 trial under a “deferred prosecution” deal that the charges against Lenio would be dropped in 2018 if he broke no laws, including contact with Hutson.

However, after returning to his hometown in Michigan, Lenio early this year again used Twitter – this time to “terrorize, frighten, intimidate and harass” Hutson in violation of the Montana court order.

During the Michigan trial that ended Wednesday, there was a “point of confusion” between the prosecution and defense whether Lenio violated the Montana delayed prosecution agreement, according to the news site Michigan Live.

Hutson told Hatewatch he hopes, as a crime victim, that he will be able to address the court at Lenio’s sentencing hearing.

“My primary concern remains that David Lenio should receive the mental healthcare he needs and deserves” at his own expense, Hutson said.

He also said he will urge the court to place Lenio on probation for two years, during which time he would be banned from social media, not contact any witnesses, and not own or possess guns.

“I hope he will turn his life around,” Hutson said. “He needs intervention and support to do that.”


          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Packaging Technician 2   
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:* Perform all manual packaging duties as required by operating unit* Operate selected packaging equipment* Assist or perform setup of selected equipment with guidance from leadership* Perform line clearances and cleaning* Perform necessary process checks including but not limited to package checks, hourly audits, etc.* Perform equipment and facility compliance assessments* Able to gown and work in all classified and unclassified areas.Qualifications:* High school diploma / general education degree (GED) plus either an Associate's degree or six months' work experience (e.g. current or previous Pfizer colleague; Mfg, Pkg or Veterans/Military relevant experience). Math and reading skills required for SOP, GMP and Batch Record comprehension. Ability to contribute to department success in a team environment and perform tasks at a productive level under demanding conditions is mandatory. Must be self-motivated and willing to learn new and changing responsibilities. Requires a demonstrated ability to direct daily activities to meet production schedule.* Basic administrative and/or standardized, semi-skilled work routines; operation of complex technical and/or mechanical tools and equipment. Demonstrated interpersonal leadership and accountability in day-to-day interactions with an operational focus on customer needs and process requirements is required. Considerable demonstrated skills in communicating (oral and written) effectively with diverse individuals/groups; facilitating trust and understanding; and developing, influencing and managing work, employee and customer relationships.Accountable for activities involved in the assembly and packaging of finished goods including goods in cans, bottles, boxes, bags, blister pacts, or other similar containers, and typically includes meeting product finishing scheduling, setting up, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting packaging equipment, monitoring, evaluating and adjusting processes or packaging equipment to maximize quality and efficiency; completing batch records and associated documentation; and working in an integrated computerized manufacturing environment.EEO StatementSunshine ActPfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.Additional Offer Details:•Last Date to Apply for Job: July 7, 2017•Grade: 02A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring the
          Angles Acquire Nick Franklin   
The Brewers and Angels completed a minor trade on Friday.
          6/30/2017: MONEY: WALGREENS ABANDONS RITE AID BID   
Walgreens Boots Alliance abandoned its deal to acquire drugstore chain Rite Aid and will instead buy nearly half of its smaller rival's stores after U. S. regulators raised anti- trust concerns about the original plan. The long- suffering deal's...
          6/30/2017: SPORTS: MAGIC NUMBER   

15- 1 New odds on the Rockets winning the NBA title after the Chris Paul acquisition was announced Wednesday, according to Las Vegas’ Westgate Sportsbook. The Rockets had been 30- 1. LAST WORD “WHEN YOU START POINTING FINGERS, THAT JUST LABELS YOU AS...
          6/30/2017: SPORTS: Pacquiao bout true free- for- all   

Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has long been a global phenomenon, with his worldwide popularity being one of the hallmarks of his Hall of Fame boxing career. That will become abundantly clear Saturday when Pacquiao fights Down Under for the...
          Afternoon Brief, June 30   

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          Cerberus Capital Management Announces Sale of YP Holdings to Dex Media   
NEW YORK, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. ("Cerberus") today announced that YP Holdings ("YP"), a leading local marketing solutions provider in the U.S., has been acquired by Dex Media. YP's flagship consumer brands include YPSM app, yellowpages.com and The...
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Executive Director of Business and Finance   
div class="medium-8 columns"div class="posting-left-content"div class="posting-middle-header"ul class="no-bullet"lidiv class="posting-label"ORGANIZATION/divdiv class="posting-value"Battle Creek Public Schools/div/lilidiv class="posting-label"LOCATION/divdiv class="posting-value"Battle Creek, MI/div/lilidiv class="posting-label"SALARY/divdiv class="posting-value"$105,000 - $125,000/div/li/ul/divdiv class="posting-content"h6SUMMARY/h6This position is responsible for directing the fiscal function of the school district in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and school district policy. This includes financial analysis, internal and external reporting, cash management, budgeting, financial accounting, financial forecasting, purchasing, contract administration, payroll, and fringe benefits. div /divh6POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/h6div• Prepares and monitors district budgets and associated accounting functions including long-range financial planning, cash flow, internal controls, and coordinates the external audit. /divdiv• Oversees and coordinates business support services including, purchasing, contract administration, employee benefit programs, district insurance, and business office supervision and performance evaluations./divdiv• Analyzes all financial statements including the filing for local, state and federal reports./divdiv• Supervises business office personnel and serves on the Superintendent’s Cabinet with a central role in school district planning and analysis of current programs and support systems./divdiv• Participates in and supports collective bargaining negotiations./divdiv• Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent./divdiv /div/div/div/divdiv class="medium-4 columns"div class="posting-sidebar"h6 /h6h6QUALIFICATIONS/h6div• The position requires knowledge normally acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or institution in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; or equivalent combination of experience and education./divdiv• Five (5) to seven (7) years of related job experience or expertise in accounting or applied financial leadership is required. Previous experience in a school environment is preferred. /divdiv• A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred, but not required./divdiv• Possess or qualify for the Michigan School Business Officials Chief Financial Officer Certification. /divdiv /divh6KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED/h6div• Knowledge of software and operations of computerized financial accounting systems./divdiv• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. /divdiv• Excellent financial and business acumen, with the ability to quickly assimilate numbers and reports and provide well-reasoned, thoughtful, and succinct reports and recommendations. /divdiv• Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills. /divdiv• Ability to organize integrated systems and processes; ability to analyze and solve complex problems. /divdiv• Ability to meet all requirements necessary to satisfy state certification for the position./div/div/div
          Analyste, acquisition média - i Prospect - Toronto, ON   
Effectuer des recherches de mots-clés (style épique à la Rand Fishkin); Nous sommes iProspect....
From i Prospect - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:35:48 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Post-Doctoral Scientist - Statistics   
We are seeking a skilled individual with knowledge in statistical design and analysis of experiments for pharmaceutical/biologics/biopharmaceutical formulation and process optimization. Experience with standard factorial, fractional factorial, response surface, as well as computer aided experimental design is required. Experience working with SAS/JMP software is required. The scientist will help develop and standardize experimental design protocols for various types of studies across several projects as well as provide guidance on data collection and retrieval and may need to develop programs to allow individual scientists to generate their own analyses where appropriate. Willingness to understand laboratory methods and processes in order to better communicate with and educate scientists regarding statistical design is required. The successful candidate will assist in the training of scientists in experimental design and related topics. Our department is highly collaborative and colleagues are expected to actively participate in group meetings to ensure that a common approach is taken to handling clinical and laboratory study data. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability and desire to work with large, complex teams of scientists. Education: PhD in Statistics or related field Full time Regular Colleague Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Employer's Job# JR00001543
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Licensed Professional CounselorPer Diem Rehab Wit   
Job DescriptionResCare Licensed Professional Counselor-Per Diem - Rehab Without WallsJob Responsibilities•Provides empirically based psychological interventions to the person receiving services and his/her family as appropriate for their specific needs in order to maximize and encourage their participation with the community at large. Interventions may include cognitive behavioral interventions, problem solving focused interventions, addressing adjustment processes and coping, psycho-education, stress management, wellness promotion, compensatory strategies, pain management, as well as programmatic outcomes.•Performs brief neurobehavioral assessments at various stages in the rehabilitation process as appropriate.•Provides feedback to the person served, family, and treatment team, with regards to behavioral, emotional, psychological, and cognitive rehabilitation issues, test results, and practical applications.•Designs community reintegration activities to assist the person receiving services with their psychological/cognitive needs during physical activity.•Assists the person receiving services in understanding their needs and limitations, and how to manage them during function.•Performs a thorough evaluation by assessing the needs of the person receiving services, and sets measureable objectives that are formulated in conjunction with the rehabilitation team.•Adjusts treatment to achieve maximum results.•Provides treatment progress and status documentation in accordance with the Plan of Treatment.•Maintains and submits documentation in the format and timeliness required by the Company, facility, local, state and federal regulations.•Reports progress to the rehabilitation staff, person receiving services and family members.•Observes/documents and reports changes in the condition of the person served to the clinical coordinator/designee, attending physician, and other treatment team members as appropriate.•Participates in the team process, provides input and effective treatment strategies.•Attends case conference and family educational meetings.•Develops, teaches and assesses the Plan of Treatment.Job Requirements•Master's or doctoral degree in counseling or a counseling-related field from an accredited college or university.•A minimum of one year of clinical experience and counseling individuals with traumatic or acquired brain injuries or related neurological conditions.•Knowledge of complex neurologic injury rehabilitation techniques.•Maintains professional license and/or certification as required by the state in which the counselor practices.•Demonstrates effective and professional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.•Able to work independently and part of a team.•Organized and able to function under minimal supervision.•Successfully completes any/all required pre-employment evaluation test (s) per policy in each assigned area of practice.•Has reliable transportation and is able to travel to/from multiple assignments/locations on a daily basis.To learn more visit our website at www.rehabwithoutwalls.com or call 866-799-4473BenefitsAt ResCare, you will be part of an established and highly regarded organization with a proud 40-year tradition of making a vital difference in the lives of the people we serve. Not only will you see the positive results of your work each and every day, but you will also have plenty of opportunity for professional development and advancement to positions of greater responsibility. Our senior leadership team has been with us, on average, for a decade or more, and several of them began their careers with us
          Timberwolves Acquire 2018 First-Round Draft Pick from Utah in Exchange for Guard Ricky Rubio   
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has acquired a 2018 first-round draft pick (originally belonging to the Oklahoma City Thunder) from the Utah Jazz in exchange for guard Ricky Rubio.
          The craziest half hour in offseason history, one year later   

Do you remember where you were one year ago this afternoon?

If you’re a hockey fan, there’s a good chance you do. That’s because today marks the one-year anniversary of the craziest 23 minutes in NHL off-season history. In less than the time it takes to deliver a pizza, NHL front offices delivered three of the biggest stories of the entire year: Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson, P.K. Subban for Shea Weber, and Steven Stamkos re-signing in Tampa.

Sports fan like to talk about days and moments that change everything, and it’s almost always hyperbole. But June 29, 2016, might qualify. We woke up thinking that certain players were untradeable, that the art of the one-for-one deal was all but dead, and that a superstar in his prime really could reach free agency and switch teams.

By the end of the day, none of those things was true anymore, along with thoughts like, “Nothing that happens in an NHL off-season could truly shock me.”

So yes, a lot changed in just 23 minutes. But a lot can change in 12 months, too, and some of the things we were left believing a year ago have evolved since. Today, let’s mark the anniversary of that wild day by comparing how things looked in the immediate aftermath of the madness compared to how they look right now.

The view a year ago: Trading P.K. Subban is the kind of thing that could come back to bite Marc Bergevin.

The view today: Trading P.K. Subban has come back to bite Marc Bergevin.

We’re not declaring winners or losers in the Subban/Weber deal yet — we’ve still got another decade or so to decide that. But when you look at everyone involved in that wild afternoon, you could make a case that nobody’s reputation has taken more of a hit than Bergevin’s.

Being the GM of the Canadiens may be one of the toughest jobs in sports, and Bergevin has been doing it for five years now, so it was inevitable that some of the shine would come off. But it wasn’t all that long ago that Bergevin was pretty darn shiny. He’d been named a finalist for GM of the Year in just his second season, and notoriously hard-to-please Montreal fans seemed cautiously optimistic about the job he was doing. He’d locked down Max Pacioretty on a fantastic deal, and got Carey Price at what turned out to be decent value. The Thomas Vanek rental hadn’t really worked, but Jeff Petry seemed like a smart pickup, and Habs fans seemed OK with the recent Andrew Shaw trade.

And then came Subban/Weber, a blockbuster so big that nothing else really seemed to matter anymore.

Many fans and analysts absolutely hated the trade, calling it a huge mistake, maybe even the worst in team history. That view was far from unanimous, and even today many Habs fans are perfectly fine with the swap.

But after watching the Canadiens make a first-round exit while the Predators rolled all the way to Cup final, everything Bergevin does is viewed through the Subban/Weber lens. And it didn’t help that it sure looked like the Habs were choosing Michel Therrien over Subban, only to fire the coach midway through the season.

By the time the 2017 trade deadline arrived and Bergevin was remaking the bottom of his roster on the fly, the skepticism was palpable, and today many Habs fans seem to be holding their breath over his attempts to trade Alexander Galchenyuk and/or acquire a top-line centre. Bergevin is facing more off-season pressure than any GM in the league, and his fan base seems a lot less willing to give him the benefit of the doubt than they were before that fateful day a year ago.

The view a year ago: The Oilers don’t know what they’re doing.

The view today: The Oilers might know what they’re doing.

Here’s the other side of the criticism coin. While Bergevin was questioned about his trade, Peter Chiarelli was outright roasted for his. The Hall trade became an immediate punchline, with a consensus forming almost instantly. The Oilers had made a huge mistake. They needed to get a bigger return. The Devils had pulled off a robbery. One so-called expert even said Edmonton had finally “worked up the nerve to talk to the pretty girl across the street, then stepped right into an open manhole cover”. (That last one was me. Look, I’m a Leafs fan — bad trades are kind of an area of expertise.)

One year later, well, it’s funny what a 103-point season and a return to the playoffs after over a decade can do to perceptions.

>> Read the full post at Sportsnet


          BrightBytes Acquires Trusted IPaaS Provider Authentica Solutions   

BrightBytes adds Authentica to brand portfolio, providing educators with end-to-end data management to improve the way the world learns

(PRWeb June 29, 2017)

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          Senior Product Manager, Consumer Marketing - Ecommerce - Pitney Bowes - New York, NY   
Recently, Pitney Bowes acquired Borderfree, a market leader in global ecommerce solutions. Pitney Bowes is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action...
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          Manager, Business Systems - Pitney Bowes - New York, NY   
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          Sr. Technical Account Leader - Global Ecommerce - Pitney Bowes - New York, NY   
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          Spectranetics and General Mills climb; Paychex slides   

The medical device company agreed to be bought by Dutch conglomerate Phillips for $38.50 a share, or $1.68 billion. The Wall Street Journal reported that the office supplies retailer agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Sycamore Partners.


          Amazon's Announcement Creates Disruption in the High Yield Grocery Space   
Amazon’s announcement to acquire Whole Food created disruption in the high yield grocery space last week. More changes expected to the landscape for legacy grocers.
          Bacardi Acquires Minority Stake In Irish Whiskey Maker Teeling, Takes Over As U.S. Importer   

Bacardi Ltd. has become the exclusive U.S. importer for the Teeling Irish whiskey range, effective September 1. Under the new partnership, Teeling will be distributed in select states by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, joining the distributor’s Transatlantic Spirits division. As … Continue reading

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          Nokia completes Comptel acquisition   
(Telecompaper) Nokia has announced the formal completion of its acquisition of Comptel Corporation, which had been announced 09 February 2017...
          Accounts Payable Manager   
NY-Brentwood, U.S. Nonwovens Corp. (USN) is a manufacturing company based in Brentwood, NY. We are a team of talented employees with an obsession towards QUALITY. Established in 1993, USN is a manufacturer of various types of OTC Care, Personal Care & Home Care Products and associated chemicals. Within the last year we have grown exponentially. We have acquired brands such as Ajax Laundry, Dynamo, Fab, Final To
          Google must alter worldwide search results, per orders from Canada’s top court   
  A small Canadian firm has acquired an injunction against Google from the Supreme Court of Canada that is being called the first global de-indexing order. Equustek, a Vancouver-based maker of networking devices, sued a former...
          'No Chance' Says Manny Pacquiao of McGregor Defeating Mayweather   
'No Chance' Says Manny Pacquiao of McGregor Defeating Mayweather
Ezra Shaw / Staff / Steve Marcus / Stringer / Getty Images

Say what you want about Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr., the man knows how to box. UFC Lightweight champ Conor McGregor, on the other hand, is much less skilled in the sport, which leads many to believe he has no prayer in the August 26 superfight in Las Vegas.  

Joining the chorus of McGregor doubters is Filipino boxing legend and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao. The Pac-Man has made it clear where he stands on the cross-sport exhibition, as well as the "real" fight that the boxing world should be focusing on. 

“McGregor has no chance in this fight,” Pacquiao said Monday, per Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports. “In fact, it could be very boring. There is no way he will be able to land a meaningful punch on Floyd. How could he? He has no professional experience in boxing.

“The real fight and the best fight is Golovkin vs. Canelo. The best vs. the best. That’s the fight I will be watching.”

While the pundits overwhelmingly agree with Pacquiao's assessment of the Mayweather/McGregor fight, there's still a huge global interest from fans who want to see what happens when a UFC champion climbs in the ring to square off against one of the greatest professional boxers in history. 

Yes, there's potential for McGregor to shock the world with a perfectly landed punch, but against the defensive-minded Mayweather it's highly unlikely. He's gone undefeated (49-0) against some of the best in the business, and there's no reason to believe Mayweather will suddenly let his guard down against someone from a completely different sport.

Still, we'd by lying if we said we weren't curious as to how it all shakes down at the T-Mobile Arena. 


          Wild Acquires Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno   
“I want to thank Jason and Marco for the effort, passion and character they showed during their time with our club and wish them the best in Buffalo,” said Fletcher. Ennis, 27 (10/6/89), tallied 13 points (5-8=13) in 51 games …
          Under-the-Radar Bears: DL John Jenkins   
As a 359-pound backup nose tackle, Chicago Bears DL John Jenkins, an unheralded free-agent acquisition this off-season, could play a major role for the team's run defense in 2017.
          Acquisitions: Germany’s MVB Buys Pubnet and PubEasy   

Stepping up its international expansion with an entry into the US market, Germany's MVB acquires two ordering services, forming a New York-based subsidiary.

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          Transics strengthens its European position with the acquisition of DIS   

Product range broadened with solution for the readout, storage and processing of digital tacho data Transics, one of the largest European players in on-board computers and fleet management systems for the transport sector, announces the acquisition of the French Delta Industrie Service (DIS). DIS is active in the development and commercialisation of innovative IT solutions […]

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          Basic Skills Program Violates International Non-Proliferation of Non-Feasible Learning Treaty   
Sam Hatch, reporting
Stockton, CA 10/12/09

The college's aim has been to provide "everything to everybody," said Trustee Teresa Brown. "I don't think that's feasible. I don't think that's practical." Record, 10/09/09

Many students in Basic Skills courses have acquired knowledge and skills they could not possibly have learned through a practical and feasible course of instruction, Delta College officials revealed today.

Proliferation of impractical and non-feasible learning is a serious problem because many basic skills students have failed to transfer, earn an associate’s degree, or earn a certificate. Instead, they have left the college seeking better jobs or promotion in their current workplaces, thus straying from their appointed path and proliferating impractical and non-feasible learning. There is also anecdotal evidence that even more dangerous second-generation proliferation is increasing: former basic skills students are helping their children with homework. However, it’s
not easy to know what to do to stop it.

The Office of Destitutional Research is looking into the practical and legal ramifications of a region-wide effort to recover learning from students who acquired it under false pretenses because they later failed to meet any of the benchmarks of success recognized by the Chancellor’s Office. Former basic skills students, who declined to be identified, justify their bootleg learning with vague references to “improved quality of life” and “greater earning power.” In a telephone interview, Professor James Hartwig, who holds joint appointments at the UC Berkeley Schools of
Education and Business, observed that “Region-wide mental repo is basically unexplored territory. Way outside the envelope. Some attempts have been made using consultants trained in VMMT [for non-initiates, Vulcan Mind-Meld Techniques]. But the costs have been prohibitive.

You’ve got to admire the Delta leadership for thinking outside the box. They have a vision, and they aren’t shy about hiring consultants.”

A source at the college, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press, commented, “The mantra here is that we can’t provide ‘everything to everybody.’ So I guess that means we’re still providing ‘something to somebody,' otherwise we'd be out of business. The students who are somebodies seem to be adapting well to getting some of the things they want.”

He lamented that “the real sticking point in our transformation of the college is really those balky former somebodies, the Basic Skills students. And of course, their myopic allies among the faculty. Under current policy these students are being phased out and must adapt to being nobodies. For some reason, they can’t seem to get with the reverse Jesse Jackson thing. You know, ‘I am--Nobody, I am—Nobody.‘ Hello, can’t they see it? It’s as plain as the nose on your face. In a down economy, in a
down budget year, these people just aren’t economically viable, they aren’t practical and most of all, they aren’t feasible, and unfortunately, they are going down, too.”

However, he said the college would “remain flexible. I mean, hey, enrollment. We need quite a few of them until the census date. We do the Emma Lazarus thing until the census date. It’s sad. They all have stories that tug at your heart strings--if you listen. But money talks, level 1 walks. We’ve got a responsibility to the long-term solvency of the college and the transfer and voc. ed. students.”
          One Teacher's Take on the Candidate's Forum....   
Random thoughts on last night's [Oct 23, 2008] forum for the candidates for San Joaquin Delta Board of Trustees...first, PIPELINE, its members, and the faculty (Jeanne-Marie Velickovic and Peggy Scully) who organized the club are to be congratulated on their stellar efforts. It is important to personalize the Nov. 4 election, and the many students in the audience last night received a lesson that could not have been taught in the classroom.

I was impressed that 10 of the 13 candidates were present and acquitted themselves in a professional manner. I would have been doubly impressed if all of our current Board of Trustees were present. The forum was well-moderated by Record editor Kevin Parrish, and the questions developed by the panel covered the bond, student services, fiduciary responsibility and administrative oversight. There were also questions taken from audience members, who were given index cards with their program and even a second or third card if needed. (There were no questions about improving "education" or "teaching." On numerous occasions the faculty was cited as exemplary.)

I felt like I'd won the lottery when my question was the first from the audience put to the candidates. I wrote (and I am paraphrasing): For years, there has been fearful discussion on campus that the administration was "after" the money raised at the flea market by the Associated Student Body Government. What would you do, if elected, to prevent that from happening?

Now, for anyone who feels this fear is unjustified, look no further than the conservative George Will, who on today's Record opinion page begins his column with: "Washington is having a Willie Sutton moment. Such moments occur when government, finding its revenue insufficient for its agenda, glimpses some money it does not control and would like to."

Trustee McCreary answered the question by referring to the current, contested expenditure approval process. Delta clubs and the administration have started down the slippery slope of who gets to determine how clubs spend their monies. "Approval" implies control simply because it can be withheld. And more questions have arisen than have been answered.

For the most part, candidates addressed the questions put to them. There were, however, several instances, where candidates only addressed a portion of the question or deflected the question with an answer of their own. In addition, I wish all the candidates had taken a cue from the presidential debates and written the questions down as they were being put. This would have saved time repeating the questions, and we could have asked more questions and leaned more about the candidates.

While some may equate outspokenness to viability, there is room for error in this approach. Jennet Stebbins was frequently flustered by the buzzer that indicated the 60 second time limit, and audience members may have discounted some of her answers due to performance rather than content. This morning, in English 1D: Critical Thinking, PIPELINE treasurer Antoni Tomas, who was also on the panel last night, recapped the event for his classmates, citing this question (and I paraphrase): Should there be a health care center on campus?

Trustee Bugarin wandered into health care insurance. Businessman James Grunsky said do the numbers, check the feasibility. Stebbens said partner with local health care agencies. Tomas liked her response. He said (and I quote): "She nailed it."

Two candidates stood out in their area of expertise. It was obvious from Mary Ann Cox's response on Middle College High School that her insider knowledge and institutional "memory" would be an asset on the board. From their facial expressions, most of the other candidates did not know about the program. In addition, Steve Castellanos made it apparent that his expertise in architecture from blueprints to ribbon cutting would really help the college through its growing pains.

This crude review of the evening is in no way an endorsement of any candidate, nor is it complete by any measure. I did not take notes and agreed to write up these remarks with the understanding that others could also contribute thoughts on the evening's content in order to be fair to all the candidates. I am making no attempt here to be "fair."

That said, Motecuzoma Sanchez's brazen alacrity is refreshing. In his final statement, he turned to his rivals for the Area 2 seat and pegged David Rishwain as the developer's choice and inferred that Mary Ann Cox represented the status quo. The man has guts. I personally like someone who will say what people are thinking, refusing to be silent out of phony politeness or, even worse, fear of reprisal.

All good things,
Paula Sheil
          APAC Partner Solution Architect & Technical Enablement - Symantec - Suntec   
With the acquisition of Blue Coat, Symantec has now the largest and most comprehensive cyber security portfolio in the industry....
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          Globetouch acquires Indian startup Teramatrix to leverage its IoT apps to support connected cars, autonomous driving   

This complements Globetouch’s global connectivity suite and IoT platform which manages the intersection of Big Data, Machine Learning and autonomous systems for enterprise customers Globetouch, a California-headquartered company which provides global connectivity solutions and IoT platforms, has acquired Gurgaon-based IoT solutions firm Teramatrix Technologies. The transaction details were not disclosed. Globetouch will leverage and integrate Teramatrix’s xFusion platform […]

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          Warehouse / Yard Associate : Full Time / Inventory Control : Framingham, MA - (framingham,   
Job ID: Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial and residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family:operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions across much of the United States is now established as a major industry player. We believe that our employees are our best asset.
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          Systems Analyst Sr / Comp Rater - Tech Lead - (Webster)   
Systems Analyst Sr Comp Rater Tech Lead Location a Webster MA Job Summary Are you looking for a position that offers advancement opportunities great benefits and recognition for a job well done Join MAFPRE Insurance MAPFRE Insurance is a forward thinking insurance company offering friendly service from over professionals focused on taking care of you and your family For decades MAPFRE Insurance has been protecting families and their possessions with quality insurance coverage and a strong commitment to service excellence Your Future Starts Here Spring Java PLSQL iSeries Developer Comparative Rater TECH LEAD Job Description Analysis Design Development Implementation and Production Support activities for Enterprise Comparative Raters ECR Application Apart from coding the role demands constant interaction with different external comparators vendor technical teams for issue clarifications bug fixes and enhancement requests Also strategizing with the business on new ECR initiatives Activities include but not limited to a Working with team to set up mapping documents for each vendor Develop code to integrate Enterprise rating service with external vendor systems Work with Agency Front End teams to configure changes in comparators Work on production issues based on priority level Create Automated test Suites to leverage regression testing Work with network teams for ECR vendors needs Maintaining the code across different multiple ECR releases Code merges branching tagging repository and build creations Maintaining End Point Configuration for each vendor Provide Assistance in Change requests from internal business to external vendors Provide and develop estimates for up and coming ECR projects Skills for this Job Java J EE Multi threading is a must Spring Framework Is a must IOC AOP MVC REST JDBC Spring INTEGRATION AMQP SOAP and RestFul Services Groovy Grails and Hibernate for Bridge Utility App HTML JavaScript XML XSLT XSD Microsoft office Suite Excel Visio Junit RestAssured POSTMAN RestClient for testingcript RabbitMq Is a must Oracle PLSQL and SQL Server Maven Jenkins tomcat IBM Websphere Basic Understanding of Network and Firewall Agile and Scrum Job Requirements Knowledge Skills and Abilities Education Bachelor s Degree or professional level of knowledge in a specialized field or equivalent related experience Experience years or Associates Degree equivalent plus or more years Knowledge Advanced knowledge of practices within field Integrates and evaluates new advancements in industry concepts techniques and standards to contribute to successful business results Considered an expert in the field within the organization Decision Making Makes decisions using broad management limits Applies guidelines and procedures that leave considerable room for discretion and interpretation Decisions directly influence project client relationships and or expenditures Additionally decisions exert some influence on organization s long range goals and objectives Participates in determining objectives of assignments Supervision Received Works independently under general supervision Work is reviewed for overall adequacy in meeting objectives Leadership Plans allocates the activities of project teams Provides training and guidance to less experienced staff Problem Solving Operations Direct Work Involvement Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of innovation Ensures that solutions are effective in meeting organizational objectives Questions problem definition to address underlying issues Client Contacts Contacts other departments and or external organizations or parties frequently Contacts are primarily at or below upper management levels Represents organization on specific projects Communication may involve persuasion and negotiation MAPFRE is committed to recognizing our employees as our most valuable resource We know our employees are the foundation for our accomplishments Thata s why we offer so many opportunities to share in the success they help us achieve We are MAPFRE We are people who take care of people If you require an accommodation for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact the MAPFRE Insurance Talent Acquisition team at talentacquisition mapfreusa com We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer INDEED Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009qxjhc?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
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          On This Day in Math - June 30   

You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: 
we were lazy. 
Max Rosenlicht

The 181st day of the year; 181 is the 9th palindromic prime number.

and the 181-digit palindromic number made up of all 7's except for the center being 181 (7777...7718177...77777) is a palindromic prime with a palindromic prime decimal length.

181 is the both the difference and the sum of consecutive squares:
\( 181 = 91^2 – 90^2 = 9^2 + 10^2 \)

 Every natural number greater than 181 can be written as sum of cubes of the first two primes. (students might be asked to find all examples of numbers less than 181 that can be written in this fashion, such as 35= 23 + 33)



EVENTS
1686 The Royal Society made the decision to publish De Historia Piscium, a lavishly-illustrated history of fishes by John Ray and Francis Willughby. The books was beautiful, but turned out to be such a poor seller that the Society almost went bankrupt. At one point Edmond Halley's salary could not be paid during the same period when he was trying to get Newton to complete his epic masterpiece, The Principia. Fortunately for science, Halley accepted a deal for something like one-hundred copies of the fish book, and then mostly funded the publication of Newton's classic himself over the next year. I don't know if Halley ever managed to sell any of the De Historia Piscium that he took in lieu of salary. *PB old notes.

1737 John Harrison, after positive results on the test of his first sea-clock, receives the first money awarded by the Board of Longitude (23 years after the Act to create the Board). Harrison received 500 Pounds, 250 Pounds to be paid immediately, and another 250 Pounds after completing a second clock that passes testing at sea. *Derek Howse, Britain's Board of Longitude: The Finances 1714-1828

1742 Euler replied (see June 7 post) in a letter dated 30 June 1742, and reminded Goldbach of an earlier conversation they had ("...so Ew vormals mit mir communicirt haben.."), in which Goldbach remarked his original (and not marginal) conjecture followed from the following statement, “Every even integer greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes,” which is thus also a conjecture of Goldbach. In the letter dated 30 June 1742, Euler stated:“Dass ... ein jeder numerus par eine summa duorum primorum sey, halte ich für ein ganz gewisses theorema, ungeachtet ich dasselbe necht demonstriren kann.” ("every even integer is a sum of two primes. I regard this as a completely certain theorem, although I cannot prove it.")*Wik
As of this date, no one else has proved it either. It is one of the oldest open questions in mathematics.

1812 Congress authorized the President of the US to issue interest bearing Treasury Notes for the first time in history.  The interest was fixed at "five and two-fifths per centum a year."  *Kane, Famous First Facts (students might calculate the present value of a $100 investment on that date compounded to the present)

1808 Humphry Davy announced he had separated the element boron. However, working independently, French chemist, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac had announced* the same accomplishment nine days ealier, on 21 Jun 1808.  *TIS

1860 Oxford evolution debate took place at the Oxford University Museum on 30 June 1860, seven months after the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Several prominent British scientists and philosophers participated, including Thomas Henry Huxley, Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, Benjamin Brodie, Joseph Dalton Hooker and Robert FitzRoy.
The debate is best remembered today for a heated exchange in which Wilberforce supposedly asked Huxley whether it was through his grandfather or his grandmother that he claimed his descent from a monkey. Huxley is said to have replied that he would not be ashamed to have a monkey for his ancestor, but he would be ashamed to be connected with a man who used his great gifts to obscure the truth *Wik

1894 Tower Bridge opens, In 1886, the foundation stone of the Tower Bridge in London, England was laid (over a time capsule) by the Prince of Wales. The need to cross the River Thames at this point had become increasingly urgent for many years, and finally the necessary Act was passed in 1885. The bridge, designed by Mr. Wolfe Barry, CB, was completed at a cost of about £1,000,000. To permit the passage of tall ships between the towers, two bascule spans, each of 100-ft length, are raised. The side spans to the towers are of the more familiar suspension type. Pedestrians can traverse a high-level footway nearly at the top of the towers, even when the bridge is raised. It was officially opened 30 Jun 1894, by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, on behalf of Queen *TIS

1905 Albert Einstein's paper, "On the electrodynamics of moving bodies" (special relativity) is received at the Journal Annalen der Physik.
"Einstein develops the special theory of relativity in this paper. His concern, as he makes clear in the introduction, is that then current electrodynamics harbors a state of rest, the ether state of rest, and the theory gives very different accounts of electrodynamic processes at rest or moving in the ether. But experiments in electrodynamics and optic have provided no way to determine which is the ether state of rest of all inertial state of motion. Einstein shows that Maxwell-Lorentz electrodynamics has in fact always obeyed a principle of relativity of inertial motion. We just failed to notice it since we tacitly thought that space and time had Newtonian properties, not those of special relativity. " *John D Norton, Einstein, 1905, Pitt.edu

1908 A Comet(?) explodes above Tunguska, Siberia. *VFR In 1908, at around 7:15 am, northwest of Lake Baikal, Russia, a huge fireball nearly as bright as the Sun was seen crossing the sky. Minutes later, there was a huge flash and a shock wave felt up to 650 km (400 mi) away. Over Tunguska, a meteorite over 50-m diameter, travelling at over 25 km per second (60,000 mph) penetrated Earth's atmosphere, heated to about 10,000 ºC and detonated 6 to10 km above the ground. The blast released the energy of 10-50 Megatons of TNT, destroying 2,200 sq km of forest leaving no trace of life. The Tunguska rock came out of the Taurid Meteor storm that crosses Earth's orbit twice a year. The first scientific expedition for which records survive was made by Russian mineralogist Leonid Kulik in 1927. *TIS

1945 The first distribution of John von Neumann's First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, containing the first published description of the logical design of a computer with stored-program and instruction data stored in the same address space within the memory (von Neumann architecture)*Wik

1946 ENIAC formally accepted by the government. See 2 October 1955*VFR

In 1948, the transistor was demonstrated by its inventors, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, scientists at the Bell Telephone Laboratory in Murray Hill, NJ.* It was a simple, tiny device utilizing the electronic semiconducting properties of a germanium wafer. The transistor represented a significant advance in technology. As it was developed over the next few years, it was incorporated into electronic equipment as a functional replacment for the vacuum tube. Such use of transistors provided great savings in space and electrical power consumption. This made possible the small portable, battery-powered transistor radios which were sold to the public by late 1954.*TIS

1954 Solar eclipse in Britain. The about 3 minutes totality was visible in the Faroes and the southern line was crossing the northernmost Shetland. Many people in England do remember this eclipse and is often mistaken as total for those who saw a large partial eclipse. The eclipse track traveled across Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Byelorussia, and Russia. *NSEC

1955 Sperry Rand formed. In 1955 Sperry acquired Remington Rand and renamed itself Sperry Rand. Acquiring then Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and Engineering Research Associates along with Remington Rand, the company developed the successful UNIVAC computer series and signed a valuable cross-licensing deal with IBM. *Wik

1972 The International Time Bureau adds the first leap second to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). *Wik

1973     
A group of scientist boarded a prototype French Concorde airplane to chase a solar eclipse. The eclipse promised a luxurious view if you stood at the right place on the planet: a maximum of 7 minutes and 4 seconds as the moon passed over the Sahara Desert. It would be just 28 seconds short of the longest possible eclipse viewable from Earth; in the preceding several hundred years, there had only been one eclipse longer than this one, and there would not be a longer total solar eclipse until June 2150. Not satisfied with one of the longest eclpises in recent history, the group managed to negotiate a viewing flight on the still in testing Concorde. Closing in at maximum velocity, Concorde would swoop down from the north and intercept the shadow of the moon over northwest Africa. Traveling together at almost the same speed, Concorde would essentially race the solar eclipse across the surface of the planet, giving astronomers an unprecedented opportunity to study the various phenomena made possible by an eclipse. In one flight, Concorde had given astronomers more eclipse observing time than all the previous expeditions last century—generating three articles in Nature and a wealth of new data. *Motherboard


2011 Mr Ballew finally hung up his spurs and rode off into the sunset with his sweetheart, Jeannie.






2015 A Leap second is added to the clock in the last second before 8pm, so there will be a minute with 61 seconds. Between 1972 and 2012, a leap second has been inserted about every 18 months, on average. However, the spacing is quite irregular and apparently increasing: there were no leap seconds in the seven-year interval between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2005, but there were nine leap seconds in the eight years 1972–1979. *Wik


BIRTHS

1748  Dominique Cassini (30 June 1748 – 18 October 1845)  was a French mathematician and surveyor who worked on his father's map of France.  He was the son of César-François Cassini de Thury and was born at the Paris Observatory. In 1784 he succeeded his father as director of the observatory; but his plans for its restoration and re-equipment were wrecked in 1793 by the animosity of the National Assembly. His position having become intolerable, he resigned on September 6, and was thrown into prison in 1794, but released after seven months. He then withdrew to Thury, where he died fifty-one years later.
He published in 1770 an account of a voyage to America in 1768, undertaken as the commissary of the French Academy of Sciences with a view to testing Pierre Le Roy’s watches at sea. A memoir in which he described the operations superintended by him in 1787 for connecting the observatories of Paris and Greenwich by longitude-determinations appeared in 1791. He visited England for the purposes of the work, and saw William Herschel at Slough. He completed his father’s map of France, which was published by the Academy of Sciences in 1793. It served as the basis for the Atlas National (1791), showing France in departments.
Cassini’s Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire de l’observatoire de Paris (1810) embodied portions of an extensive work, the prospectus of which he had submitted to the Academy of Sciences in 1774. The volume included his Eloges of several academicians, and the autobiography of his great-grandfather, Giovanni Cassini.*Wik

1791  Félix Savart (June 30, 1791, Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes – March 16, 1841, Paris) became a professor at Collège de France in 1836 and was the co-originator of the Biot-Savart Law, along with Jean-Baptiste Biot. Together, they worked on the theory of magnetism and electrical currents. Their law was developed about 1820. The Biot-Savart Law relates magnetic fields to the currents which are their sources. Félix Savart also studied acoustics. He developed the Savart wheel which produces sound at specific graduated frequencies using rotating disks.
Félix Savart is the namesake of the unit of measurement for musical intervals, the savart, though it was actually invented by Joseph Sauveur.*Wik

1856 Cargill Knott (June 30, 1856 – October 26, 1922) born. He graduated from Edinburgh University and was then an assistant in the Physics department. With Barclay and Fraser he was one of the writers who originally proposed the founding of the EMS. He went to the Imperial University in Tokyo as Professor. He returned to a lectureship in Edinburgh and eventually became a Reader in Applied Mathematics. He became Secretary and Treasurer of the EMS in 1883 and President in 1893 and 1918.*SAU

1880 Birthdate of Rudolf Fueter (30 June 1880 in Basel; 9 August 1950 in Brunnen) who worked with functions with non-commutative variables and also in number theory. *SAU


DEATHS

1660 William Oughtred, (5 March 1575 – 30 June 1660) inventor of the slide rule (1621) and a staunch royalist, died in a transport of joy on hearing the news of the restoration of Charles II. Augustus De Morgan later remarked, “It should be added, by way of excuse, that he was eighty-six years old.” *VFR an Episcopal minister who invented the earliest form of the slide rule, two identical linear or circular logarithmic scales held together and adjusted by hand. Improvements involving the familiar inner rule with tongue-in-groove linear construction came later. He introduced the familiar multiplication sign x in a 1631 textbook, along with the first use of the abbreviations sin, cos and tan.*TIS

1919 John William Strutt 3rd Baron of Rayleigh (of Terling Place)(12 November 1842 – 30 June 1919) was an English physical scientist who made fundamental discoveries in the fields of acoustics and optics that are basic to the theory of wave propagation in fluids. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904 for his investigations into the densities of the most important gases and his successful isolation of argon, an inert atmospheric gas.*TIS




Credits
*CHM=Computer History Museum
*FFF=Kane, Famous First Facts
*NSEC= NASA Solar Eclipse Calendar
*RMAT= The Renaissance Mathematicus, Thony Christie
*SAU=St Andrews Univ. Math History
*TIA = Today in Astronomy
*TIS= Today in Science History
*VFR = V Frederick Rickey, USMA
*Wik = Wikipedia
          Police chief acquitted in Minnesotan's death   

Jurors in Punta Gorda, Fla., on Thursday found a police chief not guilty of culpable negligence in the death of a former Minnesota woman who was accidentally shot during a citizens academy "shoot/don't shoot" exercise. Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis was acquitted by a jury of four men and two women that deliberated for just under three hours.


          Systems Analyst:Guidewire Developer - (Webster)   
Systems Analyst Guidewire Developer Location a Webster MA Job Summary Are you looking for a position that offers advancement opportunities great benefits and recognition for a job well done Join MAFPRE Insurance MAPFRE Insurance is a forward thinking insurance company offering friendly service from over professionals focused on taking care of you and your family For decades MAPFRE Insurance has been protecting families and their possessions with quality insurance coverage and a strong commitment to service excellence Your Future Starts Here Systems Analyst Guidewire Developer Design develop and maintain complex application systems working both individually and within a team environment The Systems Analyst will ensure that department standards and quality control processes are upheld and company needs are satisfied Lead the decision making process with IT management and team members and make recommendations to effectively implement project requirements Job Requirements Education Bachelor s Degree or professional level of knowledge in a specialized field or equivalent related experience Experience years or Associates Degree equivalent plus years Knowledge Complete understanding and knowledge of industry practices standards and concepts within field of work Applies them to perform or lead work requiring extensive analytical business skills Decision Making Makes decisions related to a wide variety of situations within management limits Interprets guidelines and procedures applying judgment and discretion Decisions influence portions of a project client relationships and or expenditures Supervision Received Works independently under general supervision Work is reviewed for overall adequacy in meeting objectives Leadership Provides guidance and training to less experienced staff as needed Takes a lead role in group team or project Problem Solving Operations Direct Work Involvement Applies knowledge to determine solutions to complex problems with minimal direction Uses research and analysis to develop innovative and practical solutions which are consistent with organizational objectives Client Contacts Contacts other departments and or external organizations or parties frequently Contacts are primarily at or below upper management levels Represents organization on specific projects Communication may involve persuasion and negotiation Additional Knowledge Skills and Abilities Specific technical skill sets Guidewire Specifically in the domain of Policy Claims and Billing Java Developer with years experience and GOSU G Script Demonstrated mastery of the duties and responsibilities of the Programmer Analyst position as outlined in the job description Exceptional analytical decision making and problem solving abilities Proven ability to create complex system and database designs which are flexible efficient and maintainable Proven ability to recommend complex software solutions Experience with testing tools Experience with the company development platforms preferred Procedural development workflow analysis experience essential Knowledge of systems and the business functions of customer areas preferred Understanding of the business and technical elements of the insurance industry preferred Proven ability to provide accurate estimates for project deliverables Ability to coach and direct staff in a demanding technical environment Exceptional interpersonal communication and presentation skills both written and verbal Exceptional listening skills and negotiating and influencing skills Exceptional organizational and time management skills Ability to manage group dynamics facilitate effective team interaction and negotiate effectively Ability to multi task manage details and execute effective follow through Ability to develop quality contingency plans Thorough working knowledge of a System Development Methodology Proficiency in the use of desktop applications Demonstrated dependability in a highly dynamic environment MAPFRE is committed to recognizing our employees as our most valuable resource We know our employees are the foundation for our accomplishments Thata s why we offer so many opportunities to share in the success they help us achieve We are MAPFRE We are people who take care of people If you require an accommodation for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact the MAPFRE Insurance Talent Acquisition team at talentacquisition mapfreusa com We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer INDEED Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009qxk8m?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
          ERP Consolidation: Why, When, and How   
Companies end up with multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for many reasons—acquisitions, mergers, various upgrades and managerial decisions, attempting to overcome business issues resulting from geographical distances. A multisystem ERP strategy may aid in some dealings, but ma...
          Melissa Rauch To Star in Sony Pictures' "The Bronze"   

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          Technical Support Specialist - (Waltham)   
Location:Waltham, Massachusetts, USArea of InterestSales - Services, Solutions, Customer SuccessJob TypeProfessionalTechnology InterestCloud and Data CenterJob Id1208026NewCloudlock was launched in 2011 with one simple goal in mind: to transform cloud security into a business enabler. From that initial goal, wea€™ve built out a unified cloud security platform that helps organizations protect their sensitive data in public cloud applications such as Googlea€™s G Suite, Salesforce, Dropbox, Box, ServiceNow, and many others. After being acquired by Cisco in August 2016, Cloudlock now is part of the Cisco Cloud Security Business Unit, and remains a cohesive team that is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with remote offices in London and Israel.
          O, O, O,IT´S MAGIC / SEEKING ALPHA   

O, O, O, It's Magic

by: Brad Thomas
 

- All triple-net REITs grow earnings by utilizing spread investing.

- The higher the multiple, the lower the costs of capital, and that translates into BIGGER MARGINS.

- The low cost of capital (high equity multiple) is the most important competitive advantage in the net lease industry.

 
This article is one in a sequence of articles that I refer to as “If I Had To Own Just One REIT” series. As you may recall, I recently wrote on the Healthcare REIT sector and I selected Ventas, Inc. (VTR) as my top pick. I summed up my BUY recommendation as follows:
VTR is my favorite Healthcare REIT and one of the best managed REITs overall. While I don't consider the shares anywhere near bargain-pricing levels, I consider the stock soundly valued and worthy of an entry position. For a deep value investor, I would wait on a pullback, but I have no problem recommending shares at the current price point.
I also wrote on the Shopping Center REIT sector and I explained that “after surveying the list of vetted retail REITs and considering which of the companies are worthy of ownership, I find Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC) one of the best REITs to own.”
 
Given the more recent news and powerfully disruptive force in the retail sector – Amazon (AMZN), it’s critical that investors focus on QUALITY. As I explained in a recent Forbes article,
The best quality real estate with the highest sales productivity should thrive as successful retailers want to drive sales and inventory turnover..., Amazon is recognizing that to build a successful mousetrap, the blueprint must include REAL ESTATE.
In other words, it’s now more critical than ever to own Retail REITs that have the highest quality assets. There is no reason to be cute, hoping to capture outsized returns by investing a REIT like Spirit Realty (SRC) that leases to Shopko and formerly invested in a struggling grocer, Hagen. I summarized my thoughts in a recent article,
The cream always rises to the top, and today REIT investors have an opportunity to pick up shares in a stalwart REIT that has a superior low cost of capital advantage. It’s critical to always examine the underlying revenue generators of a REIT and remember that “quality is not free.
Now it’s time to continue the “If I Had To Own Just One REIT” series and today I’m writing on the Net Lease REIT sector. I’m sure you already know the company but in case you don’t here’s a clue…. O, O, O, It’s Magic.
 
 
The Basic Net Lease REIT Overview
 
Before I start on the discussion of Realty Income (O), let’s begin with a general overview of the Net Lease REIT sector. Net Lease REITs are different from Shopping Center REITs because their lease structure and growth drivers support a predictable revenue stream relative to other forms of retail real estate. This snapshot below compares Realty Income (and Net Lease REITs) with Shopping Center/Mall REITs:
 
 
 
 
One of the most important differentiators for Net Lease REITs is that they drive growth through acquisitions. When is the last time you saw a Mall REIT acquire a Mall? Net Lease REITs like Realty Income have a large pool to fish in – the sector is highly fragmented and there are opportunities to invest in practically every state in the U.S. (Realty Income owns properties in 49 states).
 
 
 
Here is a snapshot comparing Realty Income’s market capitalization with the Net Lease REIT peers:
 
 
 
Over the years, Realty Income has evolved into a massive Net Lease REIT with 4,980 properties located in 49 states and Puerto Rico. As you can see below, the company has a highly diversified portfolio spanning 49 states (not in HI):
 
 
 
 
It’s hard to fathom how much Realty Income has grown over the years, from one Taco Bell site to over 4,900 properties. The company now has incredible scale, well diversified by tenant, industry, geography, and to a certain extent, property type.
 
No tenant represents more than 6.8% of revenue as Realty Income has 250 commercial tenants, 45% are investment-grade rated (including 9 of the top 20 tenants):
 
 
 
As you can see, Whole Foods is not on the list of Top 20 tenants. During the first quarter, Realty Income added Kroger (NYSE:KR) to its top 20 tenants, representing 1.2% of annualized rental revenue. But more importantly, the top 15 tenants represent higher quality credit, less cyclical industries and greater diversification vs. 2009:
 
 
 
No industry represents more than 11.1% of rent and the company has considerable exposure to defensive industries: Top 10 industries represent strong diversification, significant exposure to non-discretionary, low price point, service-oriented industries:
 
 
Realty Income’s roots are in retail with growing exposure to mission-critical industrial properties:
 
 
 
Realty Income’s management team is highly experienced at sourcing deals and when the company invests in retail it seeks strong unit-level cash flow coverage (specific to each industry). The company seeks tenants with service, non-discretionary and/or low price point components to their business with favorable sales and demographic trends.
 
Keep in mind, there have been 13 retail bankruptcies in 2017 and 12 of them were related to apparel, electronics, and general merchandise. Realty Income has little exposure to these categories: 5 apparel BKs and O has 1.8% of ABR in apparel, 3 sporting goods BKs and O has 1.3% of ABR in sporting goods, and O has .30% exposure in electronics, 1.7% in general merchandise, and just .65% exposure in shoes (i.e. Payless BK).
 
Also, Realty Income has 3.67% exposure (based on ABR) to the grocery sector. The company has Wal-Mart and Kroger as Top 10 tenants. As I said earlier, it’s critical to invest in quality retail and that means avoid REITs that have exposure to weaker chains like Shopko (i.e. SRC) and Bi-Lo (i.e. WHLR).

What about Rite Aid (RAD)?
 
Of all of Realty Income’s tenants, Rite Aid is, in my opinion, the biggest watch list candidate. There is doubt regarding the Walgreen merger and RAD is highly leveraged (rated B by S&P). Realty Income has 69 RAD stores but I don’t consider this dire news given the fact that Realty Income has cherry-picked the real estate and the pharmacy sector is growing.
 
Who knows, maybe the RAD leases become Amazon leases… I’ll save that article for another day…
Realty Income remains comfortable with the momentum in the drugstore industry and continues to view the exposure favorably given the industry’s attractive demographic tailwinds, non-discretionary nature and continued growth from in-store pharmacy pickup.
 
Additionally, Walgreens and CVS (the top two drugstore tenants) have generated 15 consecutive quarters of positive same-store pharmacy sales growth.
 
Most importantly, over 90% of Realty Income’s retail portfolio has service, non-discretionary and/or low price point components. The Non-Retail-focused investments are Fortune 1000, primarily investment-grade rated companies.
 
 
 
The Magic Starts Right Here
 
All triple-net REITs grow earnings by utilizing spread investing; this simple formula is described as follows:
 
Cap Rate - Cost of Capital = Spread
 
By using this example, assume a triple-net REIT acquires standalone buildings at a 7% cap rate, and then, after subtracting the cost of capital (~5%), arrives at a spread (that's the profit margin) of ~2% (or 200 bps).
 
Over the years, I have been reading many articles on Seeking Alpha and other investing websites, and I'm amazed that most analysts miss the "most important thing" when it comes to net lease investing:
 
The Low Cost of Capital Advantage.
Let's consider the equity details related to spread investing.
 
To arrive at the earnings yield, one must divide the P/FFO ratio into 100. For example, a P/FFO of 21x divided by 100 is a 4.7% earnings yield. Since assuming Wall Street charges around 6.5% for equity, the earnings yield after issuance costs is .935 (100% - 6.5% = 93.5%).
 
So, the Nominal Cost of Equity is arrived at by dividing the 4.7% earnings yield by .935, or 5%.
 
With a 7% cap rate (on a purchase), the 5% NCE is equal to 2.0%. Thus, on a $100 million investment, there is $2 million in new profits for all shareholders. The same thing at 25x P/FFO equals a 4.27% NCE that translates into around $2.73 million (in profits) on a $100 million acquisition.
 
So, very simply, the higher the multiple, the lower the costs of capital, and that translates into BIGGER MARGINS.
 
AFFO yield = Annualized 2017 estimated AFFO ($3.06) divided by $56.67 stock price = 5.39%
 
Estimated cost of 10-year debt = 3.60%
 
Nominal Cost of Free Cash Flow = 0%
 
66% equity = 5.39% * (0.66) = 3.56%
 
34% debt = 3.60% * (.33) = 1.22%
 
WACC = 3.56% +1.22% = 4.78%
 
(In reality, it's actually lower than that, because O uses free cash flow instead of equity. Cash has a 0% nominal cost.)
 
Realty Income’s investment spreads relative to its weighted average cost of capital remained healthy in the first quarter, averaging 170 bps, which were well above the historical averages. Realty Income defined investment spreads as initial cash yield less the nominal first year weighted average cost of capital.
 
As illustrated below, the low cost of capital (high equity multiple) is the most important competitive advantage in the net lease industry:
 
 
Low cost of capital allows Realty Income to acquire the highest quality assets and leases in the net lease industry:
 
Realty Income avoids lease structures with above-market rents, which can often inflate initial cap rates:
 
 
Assuming identical real estate portfolio, consider two different lease structure scenarios...
 
 
Realty Income’s cost of capital advantage drives ability to source, fund, close on accretive M&A deals, like the ARCT transaction that closed in 2013:
 
 
Large, diversified portfolio offers capacity to absorb co-mingled portfolio opportunities, like the Inland portfolio that closed in 2014:
 
 
 
Realty Income’s property diversification, cost of capital, and willingness to acquire $250mm+ transactions with diverse property types provides unique growth opportunities in addition to traditional single-asset or retail sale-leaseback pipeline.
 
The Fortress Balance Sheet
 
In the first quarter, Realty Income issued approximately $800 million in common equity at an average price to investors of approximately $62 per share (trading at $53.76 now).
 
Realty Income has the highest credit rating in the net lease sector, the company issued $700 million in fixed rate unsecured debt with a weighted average term of 18.3 years and a yield of 4.1%.
 
The company’s credit spreads remain among the lowest in the REIT industry and leverage continues to decline with net debt to total market cap of approximately 26% and debt to EBITDA of approximately 5.5x. Realty Income currently has approximately $1.5 billion available on its $2 billion line of credit. This provides ample liquidity and flexibility as the company continues to grow.
 
 
 
The company is rated BBB+ by all three major rating agencies (Moody's, S&P, and Fitch), and is likely to become an A- rated REIT soon. Key metrics include: 93% fixed-rate debt, weighted average rate of 4.15% on debt, staggered maturities (8.1 year on average), and ample liquidity ($1.68 available on revolver (L+90bps) with $120 million (annually) of free cash flow.
 
 
O, O, O, It’s Magic
 
What company would copyright the name, “the monthly dividend company” if they did not intend to generate reliable monthly dividends?
 
 
As you can see, Realty Income has had Zero dividend cuts in 22 years as a public company:
 
 
 
The “Magic” of Rising Dividends: Yield on Cost, Dividend Payback long term, yield-oriented investors have been rewarded with consistent income. There are potential benefits to investing long term in a company that regularly increases its dividend. The longer you hold your shares, the higher the yield you will receive on your original investment, assuming dividends increase over time. Additionally, the compounding of reinvested dividends could generate increased investment returns over time.
 
 
Investors who have elected to reinvest their dividends have enjoyed the following returns over time (as of 3/31/2017):
 
Buy, Sell, or Hold?
 
Keep in mind, Realty Income’s share price (of $72.00) is down considerably over the last 11 months.
 
The dividend yield has compressed by 230 bps, representing a cushion for investors (Note: I had a “Trim” on shares at $72.00).
 
 
Let’s examine Realty Income’s dividend yield, compared with the peers:
 
 
Now let’s examine the AFFO Payout Ratio:
 
 
 
Realty Income's Payout Ratio is higher than most peers, but the company does not have considerable office exposure and the quality of the income stream justifies the low 80% ratio. Now let’s examine the P/FFO multiple:
 
 
 
As you see, Realty Income trades at the highest P/FFO multiple in the Net Lease REIT sector, but that does not mean shares are expensive. I would argue that shares are now “soundly” valued and that the premium valuation (relative to the peers) is warranted based on management’s skillful strategy for managing risk. Obviously, I would encourage investors to buy Realty Income if the price drops, but I consider fundamentals sound and I’m maintaining my BUY recommendation.
 
 
Although the Amazon/Whole Foods deal was a surprise last week, it should be no surprise that Realty Income has been able to successfully manage risk for more than two decades. The fact that Amazon is betting on brick and mortar serves to validate the argument that real estate is an essential asset class for delivering goods and Realty Income remains in an enviable position to be the dominant Net Lease consolidator.
 
In conclusion, if I had to buy just one Net Lease REIT, it would be Realty Income... O, O, O, it's magic!
 
AFFO per Share Forecaster (powered by FAST Graphs):
 
 
 
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Brad Thomas is a Wall Street writer, and that means he is not always right with his predictions or recommendations. That also applies to his grammar. Please excuse any typos, and be assured that he will do his best to correct any errors, if they are overlooked.
 
Finally, this article is free, and the sole purpose for writing it is to assist with research, while also providing a forum for second-level thinking. If you have not followed him, please take five seconds and click his name above (top of the page).
 
Sources: FAST Graph and O Investor Presentation.

          IS AMAZON/WHOLE FOODS THIS CYCLE´S AOL/TIME WARNER - A SIGN THAT THE PARTY IS OVER? / DOLLAR COLLAPSE   
 Is Amazon/Whole Foods This Cycle’s AOL/Time Warner – A Sign That The Party’s Over?  
Towards the end of the 1990s tech stock bubble, “new media” – i.e., the Internet — was ascendant and old media like magazines, newspapers and broadcast TV were yesterday’s news.

This was reflected in relative stock valuations, which gave Internet pioneer AOL the ability to buy venerable media giant Time Warner for what looked (accurately in retrospect) like an insane amount of money.

Now fast forward to 2017. Online retailing is crushing bricks-and-mortar, giving Amazon all the high-powered stock it needs to do whatever it wants. And what does it want? Apparently to run grocery stores and pharmacies via the acquisition of Whole Foods, the iconic upscale-healthy food chain.

The two deals’ similarities are striking, but before considering them here’s a quick AOL/Time Warner post-mortem:

15 years later, lessons from the failed AOL-Time Warner merger
(Fortune) – The landscape of mergers and acquisitions is littered with business flops, some catastrophic, highly visible disasters that were often hugely hyped before their eventual doom. Today marks the 15th anniversary of one such calamity when media giants AOL and Time Warner combined their businesses in what is usually described as the worst merger of all time. But what happened then will happen again, and ironically for the exact same reasons. 
A lot of people thought that the merger was a brilliant move and worried that their own companies would be left behind. At the time, the dot-coms could do no wrong, and AOL (AOL) was at the head of the pack as the ‘dominant’ player. Its sky-high stock market valuation, bid up by investors looking for a windfall, made the young company more valuable in market cap terms than many blue chips. Then CEO Steve Case was already shopping around before the Time Warner opportunity came up. 
On the other side, Time Warner anxiously tried, and failed, to establish an online presence before the merger. And here, in one fell swoop, was a solution. The strategy sounded compelling. Time Warner (TWC), via AOL, would now have a footprint of tens of millions of new subscribers. AOL, in turn, would benefit from access to Time Warner’s cable network as well as to the content, adding its layer of so-called ‘user friendly’ interfaces on top of the pipes. The whole thing was “transformative” (a word that gets really old really fast when reading about this period). Had these initial assumptions been borne out, we might be talking today about what a visionary deal it was. 
Merging the cultures of the combined companies was problematic from the get go. Certainly the lawyers and professionals involved with the merger did the conventional due diligence on the numbers. What also needed to happen, and evidently didn’t, was due diligence on the culture. The aggressive and, many said, arrogant AOL people “horrified” the more staid and corporate Time Warner side. Cooperation and promised synergies failed to materialize as mutual disrespect came to color their relationships. 

A few scant months after the deal closed, the dot com bubble burst and the economy went into recession. Advertising dollars evaporated, and AOL was forced to take a goodwill write-off of nearly $99 billion in 2002, an astonishing sum that shook even the business-hardened writers of the Wall Street Journal. AOL was also losing subscribers and subscription revenue. The total value of AOL stock subsequently went from $226 billion to about $20 billion.

Now back to Amazon/Whole Foods. Amazon is going to apply its advanced technology – online ordering, fast delivery, drones, autonomous cars, whatever – to the quintessentially meatspace business of selling groceries. And it’s paying $13 billion to find out if this is a good idea.

Whether it is or isn’t is less important than what this type of M&A says about the mindset of a given cycle’s favored companies. When undreamed-of amounts of money start pouring in (as with the dot-coms of old and today’s Big Tech) it changes the perception of risk. $13 billion is a terrifying amount of money to bet on a new and untested idea – except in the context of a near-trillion dollar market cap, where it seems downright modest.

When the next bear market hits, though, that kind of money might seem a bit hubristic.

As with so many other extraordinary recent market events (record-high stock prices combined with record-low volatility, negative yields on government bonds, soaring debt/GDP combined with falling inflation), Amazon/Whole Foods might or might not be the bell that rings at the top. But when the history of this time is written, there’s a good chance that it will be somewhere on the list.

          The Oil Industry Waking Up To Data Being The New Oil   

When you hang out in startup circles you hear the phrase, “data is the new oil” a lot. Getting rights to the mining and extracting, and generating revenue from data is big business, and VC, Hedge Funds, and even government are getting in on the game. Whether it is gathered from private or public sectors, or in your living room and pocket, everyone wants access to data.

One sign that this discussion is reaching new levels, is that the oil industry is talking about data being the new oil. That is right. I’m increasingly coming across stories about big data and the revenue opportunities derived from data when it comes to IoT, social, and many other trending sectors. The big oil supply chain has access to a lot of data to support its efforts, as well as generated from the exhaust of daily oil production to consumption–the opportunity is real man!

To entrepreneurs this shift is exciting I’m sure. To me, it’s troubling. Wall Street turning their sites to the data opportunity, and hedge funds getting in on the game worried me, but big oil being interested an even greater sign that things are reaching some extreme levels. It is one thing to use data is the new oil as a skeuomorph to find investment in your startup, or acquire new customers. It is another thing for the folks behind big oil to be paying attention–these are the same people who like to start wars to get at what they want.

Anyways, it is just one of many troubling signs emerging across the landscape. Many of my readers will dismiss as meaningless, but these discussions are just signs of an overall illness around how we see data, privacy, and security. Remember when we’d topple dictators to get at oil resources in the world? Well, welcome to the new world where you topple democracies if you have access to the right data resources.


          The Value Of Our Digital Bits   

I think way too much about the digital bits being transmitted online each day. I study the APIs that are increasingly being used to share these bits via websites, mobile, and other Internet-connected devices. These bits can be as simple as your messages and images or can be as complex as the inputs and outputs of algorithms used in self-driving cars. I think about bits at the level up from just the 1s and 0s, at the point where they start to become something more meaningful, and tangible--as they are sent and received via the Internet, using web technology.

The average person takes these digital bits for granted, and are not burdened with the technical, business, and political concerns surrounding each of these bits. For many other folks across a variety of sectors, these bits are valuable and they are looking to get access to as many of them as you can. These folks might work at technology startups, hedge funds, maybe in law enforcement or just tech-savvy hacker or activist on the Internet. If you hang out in these circles, data is often the new oil, and you are looking to get your hands on as much of it as you can, and are eager to mine it everywhere you possibly can. 

In 2010, I started mapping out this layer of the web that was emerging, where bits were beginning to be sent and received via mobile devices, expanding the opportunity to make money from these increasingly valuable bits on the web. This move to mobile added a new dimension to each bit, making it even more valuable than they were before--it now possessed a latitude and longitude, telling us where it originated. Soon, this approach to sending and receiving digital bits spread to other Internet-connected devices beyond just our mobile phones, like our automobiles, home thermostats, and even wearables--to name just a few of the emerging areas.

The value of these bits will vary from situation to situation, with much of the value lying in the view of whoever is looking to acquire it. The value of a Facebook wall post is worth a different amount to an advertiser looking for a potential audience, then it will be to law enforcement looking for clues in an investigation, and let's not forget the value of this bit to the person who is posting it, or maybe their friends who are viewing it. When it comes to business in 2017, it is clear that our digital bits are valuable, even if much of this value is purely based on perception and very little tangible value in the real world. With many wild claims about the value and benefit of gathering, storing, and selling bits.

Markets are continually working to define the value of bits at a macro level, with many technology companies dominating the list, and APIs are defining the value of bits at the micro level--this is where I pay attention to things, at the individual API transaction level. I enjoy studying the value of individual bits, not because I want to make money off of them, but because I want to understand how those in power positions perceive the value of our bits and are buying and selling our bits at scale. Whether it is compute and storage in the cloud, or the television programs we stream, and pictures and videos we share in our homes, these bits are increasing in value, and I want to understand the process how everything we do is being reduced to a transaction. 


          FREE Always Seems To Suck The Oxygen Out Of The Room   

I closely watch the value the digital bits being exchanged via the Interwebz--it is what I do. @audreywatters always says that APIs are "reducing everything to a transaction", and I am interested understanding the value of these bits, what people are buying and selling them for, and how it keeps the Internet machine chugging along--for better or worse. As I watch Audrey battle with folks about the availability of content with her domain and experience my own shift in what should be made freely available by API providers, I'm left thinking about the damaging effects free has had on our world.

I feel like the seeds of this were set into motion by John Perry Barlow followers imparting their ideology on the web, but was something that was capitalized on during the Web 2.0 movement by tech giants like Google, Twitter, and Facebook when it came to leveling the playing field, giving them the competitive advantage they needed. It is very difficult to compete with FREE. Only certain companies can operate in this environment. It's a brilliant and cutthroat way of doing business, setting a tone for how business should be done in a way that keeps competitors out of the game. When the free and open Internet armies become wielded by this type of passive aggressive capitalism, the resulting zombie army becomes a pretty effect force for attacking any providers who are left operating in this oxygen-deprived environment.

These free zombie armies think the web should be free and openly accessible for them to do what they want, most notably build a startup, getting funding, and sell that startup to another company. Your detailed website of business listings, research into an industry, and other valuable exhaust that MUST remain free is ripe for picking, and inclusion into their businesses. The zombies rarely go picketing after tech giants, telling them that everything must remain free and available, they go after the small service provider who is trying to make a living and build an actual small business. If the tech giants sucking the oxygen out of space with FREE don't get you, the free and open zombies will pick you clean through a sustained, and systematic assault from Reddit and Hacker News.

I'm always amazed at the bipolar conversations I have with folks about how I manage to make a living doing my API research, how rich and detailed my work is, while also being asked to jump on a phone call to talk through my research, so it can be used in their startup, marketing, or infographic. Never being asked if they could pay me, and when I mention getting paid-- they often just scatter. This continuous assault on the web has pushed me to shift my views on what should be FREE, and what we publish and openly license on the web, as well as make available at the lowest tiers of our APIs. These are my valuable bits. I've managed to stay alive and make a living in a field where most analysts either burn out or are acquired and coopted. My bits are how I make a living, please stop demanding that they always be free. Not everyone can operate like Google, Facebook, or Twitter--sometimes things cost money to do well, and might not need to be done at scale.


          Chobani Is BACK on Whole Foods Shelves Just in Time for the Amazon Acquisition   

After leaving the shelves of organic grocer Whole Foods in 2014 due to an odd dust-up, Chobani's signature Greek yogurt will return shortly, TheStreet has learned. "We are going to be back in Whole Foods in August -- this came before the deal [Amazon's deal for Whole Foods]," Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya told TheStreet in an interview.


          Writers and Their Wardrobes, Pack Horse Library Initiative, and More   
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Writers protest the presence of a far-right newspaper at the Swedish book fair; the eighteenth-century book club versus the modern day book club; Yale University’s Beinecke Library acquire lifetime writings of Robert Olen Butler; and other news.


          Two Dollar Radio Opens Bookstore, Blue Rider Press Shutters, and More   
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Sarah Jessica Parker acquires first novel for her literary fiction imprint; Los Angeles Review of Books and University of Southern California kick off inaugural publishing workshop; the longlists for the 2017 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose; and other news.


          ICE acquire Hausinger from Rebels   
The Kootenay ICE have acquired 18-year-old forward Cameron Hausinger from the Red Deer Rebels.
          Afrique de l'Ouest: UEMOA - Des mesures annoncées pour accélérer la croissance   
[APS] Dakar, 30 juin (APS) -- Le Conseil des ministres de l'UEMOA examinera le rapport sur la situation économique en fin mars des pays membres de l'Union et décidera des "mesures appropriées" à prendre pour consolider les acquis et accélérer le rythme de progression, a indiqué son président, Amadou Ba.
          Afrique de l'Ouest: UEMOA - Des mesures annoncées pour accélérer la croissance (président Conseil des ministres)   
[APS] Dakar -Le Conseil des ministres de l'UEMOA examinera le rapport sur la situation économique en fin mars des pays membres de l'Union et décidera des "mesures appropriées" à prendre pour consolider les acquis et accélérer le rythme de progression, a indiqué son président, Amadou Ba.
          Wyalusing State Parks Celebrates 100 years!   

scan0005Wyalusing State Park celebrated its 100th anniversary as a Wisconsin State Park on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The park welcomed new visitors and returning friends to enjoy the great outdoors, and the spectacular view from the bluffs overlooking the river valley in Grant County, Wisconsin. (Link to Centennial Celebration Information)
Wyalusing is open year-round and offers excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. We hope you will join us in celebrating 100 years of Wyalusing State Park.
Wyalusing State Park The idea to create a park at the junction of the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers was both a local movement and statewide initiative. The Robert Glenn family, who owned the land, promoted the concept of a park around the turn of the century. At about the same time, the state Legislature commissioned a report on the subject of state parks for Wisconsin.
The report, completed in 1909, recommended four sites in the state for immediate consideration for acquisition. This area was one of four recommended. The purchase was approved by the Legislature in 1912, and the park established in 1917. The park was first named Nelson Dewey State Park and later changed to Wyalusing. Wyalusing is a Munsee-Delaware Native American word meaning home of the warrior
Since the original purchase, land has been added to the park with preservation of this unique area of Wisconsin as a primary goal. The park now encompasses 2674 acres. Visitors can enjoy camping, hiking, picnicking, scenic scan0011overlooks, bird watching, nature education programs, bicycling, cross-country skiing, fishing, and many other outdoor activities at the park.
As you hike the park trails downward from the bluff tops, you are walking back in time. Each layer of dolomite (limestone), shale, and sandstone is older than the layer above it. Native Americans
People began arriving here about 11,000 years ago, as the glaciers retreated. Many left evidence of their life and culture behind. The Red Ochre Culture appeared around 1000 B.C. They were followed by the Hopewell Native Americans and the Effigy Mound builders. Archeologists tell us that these groups were the builders of the many mounds on Sentinel Ridge, Spook Hill and other areas of the park. Burial of the dead was one reason Woodland Native Americans constructed mounds. Most of the dome-shaped, conical mounds contain skeletons. Effigy mounds, those shaped like deer, bears, birds, turtles, and other animals, were more than just a simple burial method. Construction may have been religious, an indication of territorial possession, or a ceremonial group activity.
Some land features in the park have been named for Native Americans of the region. Green Cloud Picnic Area is named for the Winnebago Chief who led the last band of Native Americans to camp in the park. Eagle Eye Bluff, Yellow Thunder Point, and Big Chief Bluff are colorful names that honor those people who lived here long ago.
Other areas in the park received names for the way they were used by the Native Americans. Signal Point was used for signal fires. Native American sentries used Point Lookout to keep watch on the rivers. Chert (flint) was gathered for arrowheads along what is now Flint Ledge Trail. Continue Reading……


          Fully mental Blue Jackets stuff   
Reader Greg (of Full Mental Jackets, and the gracious host of the first two CannonFests) offers up a couple finely obscure Columbus Blue Jackets items for your viewing pleasure...
The first is my personal Blue Jackets Santa. To be quite honest, he and I are not on the best terms right now (for obvious reasons). Still, I will submit another list this year at Christmas and hope that maybe I have been a good little boy. 

The second is a hat I acquired (can't remember how) before the inaugural season. It is signed by Doug MacLean and is number 73 out of 576. They could have made a million of these and I still would probably have one of the only ones still known to exist.

Very cool.  Thanks, Greg!
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          Best of 2014: Graphic Novels   


So Graphic Novels!  This has been a more recent love that I acquired as a result of blogging.  I didn't read that many this year, but the ones I read for the most part were outstanding.  Here are my favorites...I'm quite pleased at how different each of them are from another.  



Watchmen - Alan Moore:  I read this at the behest of my son, and I thanked him afterward.  This is so much more than a comic.  It is a mystery, it is layered and complex, it folds in history and politics and made my brain tingle!  This is what all "comics" and superhero lore should strive to be.   




Blankets - Craig Johnson:  I'm a little late to the party on this one.  I'd heard so much about it over the years, so I finally ordered it from the library.  It is a whole different type of GN than Watchmen.  It is a autobiography about Johnson's life, starting with some traumatic incidents in his childhood, a first love he meets at camp as a teen, and his life as a young adult.  He struggles with love, loss and religion and is heartfelt.  




Palestine - Joe Sacco:  This GN was recommended by a whole list of other GN authors as being one of the best.  It is different from the other books listed here in that it is gritty, investigative journalism put into illustration.  We always hear stories from the Israeli point of view in our media...here is a chance to see things from the other side of the street, from the perspective of the common Palestinian.  This book is used in university classrooms, and with good reason.  I'll be rereading this one.





Saga - Brian K. Vaughan:  I had to give this series special mention.  None of the three installments have received more than 4 stars from me, but as a whole, they are a wondrous diversion into fantasy.  It is hard to describe the bizarre setup, but Wikipedia states it is a cross between Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and Romeo & Juliet.  So there you go, I'm sure that cleared things up!  It is a classic story of revenge, warring ethnicities, and forbidden love.  The imagery alone is worth your time.  Even if none of this sounds the least bit interesting, give it a shot.  You may find yourself getting sucked in just like me.






          Best Forex Robot Review-Forex Robot Free   
This FAP turbo review 2009 will look into the FAP turbo expert advisor. This article is going to determine if the claimed expert counsel robot is earning or not. This EA is a Metatrader 4 foreign-exchange trader machine. You set it onto 15-minute charts and just leave it to do its stuff. This EA has basically been tested on live markets. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. The testing started on January five, 2009 with a start-up capital of £500. Quite recently, the writer of FAP turbo review 2009 experienced a big loss. It all happened on the 19th of January of this year, just one or two days after the beginning of live trading. The writer was using the EURGBP currency pair. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.



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The loss was quite enormous since two weeks' worth of profit all went into smoke. This FAP turbo review 2009 closely investigated the entire eventuality and was able to draw a favorable conclusion. This robot still can earn money. You could be thinking about why FAP turbo review 2009 still gave this expert advisor a favorable review after a very bad loss. In truth, this robot was performing really well before the draw down. The cause of January 19th's draw down was the undeniable fact that the banking sector of the UK crashed at that time. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. As a result, the EA became volatile as well . Why did this happen? Aren't these EA's built with risk avoidance systems? The solutions to these questions are quite plain. The EA itself has some issues, just like any application. In truth, nothing is ideal. The lesson the writer was ready to acquire was that you cannot just blindly turn on the EA and leave it as it is. You'll still have to look at the markets and check for any signs of volatility. If there are signs of this sort of situation, you only need to switch off the system for that day and skip trading. This is not so bad. These categories of eventuality only occur sometimes. The bottom line is this EA will still make you a lot of cash. After the draw down, the writer was able to recuperate his losses and start with an identical quantity just before the draw down. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Although it went through some bad trading day, it was ready to hold its own.

By using this programme a trader is not needed to have a big quantity of starting capital to proceed. It has the lowest starting capital which is about $50. Its user-friendly interface allows user without technical data to use them without so much of a bother. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. It also employs a very distinctive algorithm method that permits it to prevent losses and optimize its returns. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.Setting this software up isn't a problem. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.First, this is so easy to download and it wouldn't take the majority of your time installing it. It also has a video tutorial which will give you step by step instructions on how to correctly install and operate FAP Turbo. Once installed, this automated trader is all set to do the trading for you with accurate results and trustworthy information.

There are professional experts to see the trading and will start orders if you want it. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. If and ever a user encounters some troubleshooting Problems with the software, FAP Turbo claims to a have a ready customer support system that will handle clients' questions, aside from the manual included in the package to help users install the system. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Free updates for this programme are also offered. It also provides lifetime client membership on their online site. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Like any ventures, money trading incorporates plenty of risks to take and avoid so it's way better to first try the demo program available until you master the system and become used to its interface. After you refined your abilities using this automated trader, you can let FAP Turbo do the trading and researching while you sit back and luxuriate in the fruits of your investments.
          Vista Equity takes majority stake in California online property management payment firm   
Vista Equity Partners LLC has taken a majority stake in PayLease, an online payments and billing provider for the property management and HOA industry. PayLease, which was founded in 2003 and is based in San Diego, California, serves more than 4,500 property management companies nationwide. In a statement, PayLease officials said the cash injection from Austin-based Vista Equity will support its accelerated organic growth as well as help back potential future acquisitions. The amount of Vista Equity’s…

          ​Fintech firm with ties to Charlotte acquires marketing software company for banks, credit unions   
It's the first acquisition by the company, which offers marketing analytics software and other services to banks and credit unions, since being bought by a private equity firm last year run by former Bank of America executives.

          Comment on Buffalo Sabres Acquire Marco Scandella, Jason Pominville From Minnesota by acarneglia   
Buffalo taking a step towards respectability
          Comment on Buffalo Sabres Acquire Marco Scandella, Jason Pominville From Minnesota by bheath33   
Wow... Ennis never will stay healthy.. guess wild wanted to dump Pominvilles salary
          Comment on Calgary Acquires Eddie Lack And Ryan Murphy From Carolina by mikedickinson   
Murphy isn't worth a bag of pucks. Lack is good but he needs consultant playing time which he's not going to get as a backup.
          Comment on Calgary Acquires Eddie Lack And Ryan Murphy From Carolina by Mark Black   
Ryan Murray is with Columbus
          Comment on Calgary Acquires Eddie Lack And Ryan Murphy From Carolina by Connorsoxfan   
And I thought Ryan Murphy was with the Blue Jackets?
          Comment on Calgary Acquires Eddie Lack And Ryan Murphy From Carolina by Connorsoxfan   
Good move for Calgary
          Comment on Calgary Acquires Eddie Lack And Ryan Murphy From Carolina by mikedickinson   
Ryan Murphy is horrible. So glad he's gone.
          Cvc Capital compra le pelli di Pasubio   

Cvc Capital Partners si compra Pasubio, con l’obiettivo di farla crescere all’estero. Il fondo guidato in Italia da Giampiero Mazza, attraverso il veicolo Cvc VI, ha acquisito la maggioranza dell’azienda di pelletteria specializzata per l’industria automobilistica e di proprietà della famiglia Pretto. Secondo quanto rivelato da MF-Milano Finanza, il marchio è stato valutato intorno ai 285 […]

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          Global CRM and Retail Execution Software Provider StayinFront Acquires 20:20 Retail Data Insight   

Acquisition expands StayinFront's capabilities to deliver actionable insights generated from retailer Electronic Point of Sale (EPoS) data for consumer goods companies.


          With Manny Pacquiao, ESPN Hopes to Take New Swipe at Boxing   
Fans who tune into ESPN Friday evening will be greeted with a rare sight on the sports outlet: A ticking countdown clock. The on-screen timer won’t tick down to the start of Scott Van Pelt’s late-night “SportsCenter” or the first pitch of an important baseball game. It will instead try to interest viewers in an... Read more »
          Program Manager   
TX-Frisco, Randstad Technologies is actively seeking a Program Manager to join our team in Frisco, TX. This individual will lead a team of employees engaged in providing IT services to various accounts. This role includes proposal review, cost model review, talent acquisition, talent management, budget management, client management and relations, and delivery oversight. •Bachelor's Degree and 8+ years IT inf
          Fox in the Hen House: Allowing Terrorists to Re-enter Prisons   

Recent articles by the IPT and other news organizations have addressed the growing concerns regarding the upcoming release of over a hundred inmates convicted of terrorism related crimes. Experts have spoken on the lack of a bona fide strategy that will address the unique security issues presented when a terrorist is released. The need for post release specialized supervision programs is clear.

The one idea that should not be on the table is to allow them to re-enter prisons to speak with inmates as a religious volunteer. Yet this is exactly what has happened in the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) for the last two years.

Edwin Lorenzo Lemmons, also known as Asad al Salaam, is an employee of the Muslim Chaplain Services of Virginia. He is licensed in the state as an Islamic clergyman authorized to perform marriages and other religious ceremonies. He has been issued a statewide pass to enter any VADOC facility and speak with inmates. He is currently teaching a class in Arabic for inmates. He is also an ex-offender. While that in itself is not unusual, many ex-offenders, in a desire to give back and help others in similar situations, have successfully done so. This particular ex-offender, Edwin Lorenzo Lemmons, (FBI # 939113RA3), is quite unique.

Lemmons' criminal history began in a small rural community in upstate New York. His parents had sent him there from Chicago in hopes of protecting him from the scourge of gang violence and drugs. His first arrest occurred when he was a teenager, and for the next two years he amassed charges ranging from DUI to Burglary, Assault, and finally, Robbery. The last charge resulted in his being sentenced to a term of 2-4 years in a New York State prison. Upon his entrance to a Reception and Classification facility in April of 1996, he declared his religion as Christian. A few months later, after meeting with several inmates of Middle Eastern descent, one, a former Colonel in the Yemeni army and the other, a member of Hamas, Mr. Lemmons informed his counselor that he was changing his religious affiliation to Islam. Following that development, he began to attend Arabic classes taught by another inmate in the Cayuga Correctional Facility. The inmate teacher's name was Abdel Nasser Zaben.

Abdel Zaben, a Palestinian, was born in Jordan in 1969. He illegally entered the United States in 1990, arrested by the NYPD in 1993 for Kidnapping and Robbery, and sentenced to 18 years in prison. Zaben was also the target of an investigation by the Joint Terrorism Task Force who had received confidential information that he had sworn allegiance to Osama bin Laden and was recruiting disenfranchised inmates to his group for training and to fight in the Jihad. At the time he first met with Edwin Lemmons, Zaben worked as a clerk for the prison's Islamic Chaplain . For the next two years he tutored Lemmons in both Arabic and the Koran. When the time for Lemmons' release from prison drew near, inmate Zaben provided him with names and contact information of individuals in the Middle East who would assist Lemmons in his travel and studies.

Following his release, in the fall of 1998, Lemmons had his parole supervision transferred to Florida, and enrolled in the Islamic Center of Gainesville. In March 2000, Lemmons made his first trip overseas to the Middle East. Upon his return from Jordan through New York's JFK Airport and then on to Gainesville, Florida, he approached the president of the Islamic center and asked about fighting in the jihad overseas. The then-president, Mohamed Bahmaid, in an interview with members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, stated that he tried to discourage Lemmons from any future overseas travel. Lemmons did not heed his advice. Four months later Lemmons made another trip overseas, this time to Egypt. He stayed for three months and while there, according to a reliable source who knew both Lemmons and Zaben, he received "underground tactical training."

Later, while under surveillance by the JTTF, Lemmons was observed at a firing range in Melbourne, Florida with two other individuals, firing AK 47's and SKS assault rifles. They were practicing tactical maneuvers known as "cover & concealment." In addition, authorities received credible information from a reliable source that described Lemmons as someone with extremist Islamic views similar to that of the Taliban. Lemmons himself admitted to extremist views in a recorded conversation with inmate Abdel Zaben. The majority of Lemmon's conversations with Zaben were in Arabic and required the use of government translators. The translators often remarked as to the skill and scholarly approach to the language that Lemmons had acquired. That development caused concern with investigators in June 2003 when monitoring a conversation between Lemmons and Zaben. Lemmons kept saying over and over to Zaben that he needed to learn how to say "Big Truck" in Arabic. He was fluent in Arabic and knew precisely how to say those words. Why was he repeating the phrase, "Big Truck"? Investigators believed this was a coded message about a possible future attack that Lemmons was to be involved with.

That is why on September 6, 2003, members of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Lemmons in the Orlando airport as he returned from yet another trip to the Middle East. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. But this was no ordinary gun case. This was the result of a joint investigation dubbed "Operation Hades" which included investigators from my Office, the NYPD, the NYSP, and the JTTF. The goal of the investigation was to determine the level of Islamic radicalization in the prison system both here and abroad and also to identify and neutralize any radicalizing influences.

Lemmons was only one of the many radicals we uncovered.

As a result of his plea arrangement, he received a sentence of twenty seven months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was released from prison on May 12, 2006. He continued to have contact with Abdel Zaben and other individuals in the Middle East whom he met during his travels. He has never recanted his extremist views.

The question arises as to why the Muslim Chaplains Services of Virginia would hire someone holding such extremist views. Perhaps they were unaware of Lemmons' background, or perhaps they share the same beliefs as Mr. Lemmons. The MCSVA is a non-profit organization incorporated in 2003 whose stated mission is "to serve incarcerated individuals, ex-offenders, and their families." To accomplish that goal, MCSVA has received funding from various organizations including the Islamic Relief (IRUSA), an organization with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Its former global affiliate and current partner organization Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) was banned from operating in Israel on allegations the charity funneled funds to Hamas. Later the same year, the United Arab Emirates declared IRW to be a terrorist group.

One of the MCSVA board members, Sa'ad El-Amin, pled guilty to Tax Fraud and sentenced to 37 months in a federal prison. Adding to this, MCSVA is now employing an individual who was radicalized in prison and has spoken of fighting and dying for jihad, namely Edwin Lorenzo Lemmons, also known as Asad al Salaam

Allowing an individual with such radical Islamic views to meet, teach, and influence a particularly vulnerable group of society, incarcerated men and women, is in direct opposition to the FBI's Correctional Intelligence Initiative which seeks to detect, deter, and disrupt the level of violent extremism and radicalization in correctional institutions. It specifically speaks of preventing un-vetted religious clergy and volunteers with extremist views from any interaction with inmates. The DOJ Inspector General's Office has also spoken of this security concern. That inmates could be radicalized while incarcerated and then carry out terrorist attacks after release is a very real concern both here and in abroad.

It seems incredulous to me that, in light of the recent terrorist attacks in the UK and other European countries, carried out in part by individuals radicalized in prison, someone with Mr. Lemmons' background would be allowed to reenter a prison, let alone teach inmates.

When notified of Lemmons' well documented criminal activity since his release from a New York State prison, Melissa Welch, the Operations Support Manager for VADOC, whose office oversees religious volunteers, stated that the approval to allow Mr. Lemmons to visit and teach inmates in Virginia was granted by her predecessor in 2015. She went on to say that the agency is in the process of reviewing how Edwin Lemmons slipped through the cracks and what action VADOC will need to take to correct the security error.

Three crucial steps will be necessary to effectively neutralize this egregious security breach. First, Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke should immediately suspend Mr. Lemmons' authorization to enter any correctional facility. Second, an audit/investigation into how religious volunteers are vetted should be conducted, and changes made, to prevent individuals with prior convictions for terror related crimes to gain access to any correctional facility. And thirdly, a list of the names of all the inmates, both in custody or released, who attended any classes or services conducted by Mr. Lemmons should be forwarded to the National Joint Terrorism Task Force that has oversight for the Correctional Intelligence Initiative Program.

Failing to implement these steps will only increase the level of radicalizing influences in the U.S. prison system.

Allowing a fox into the hen house does irreparable harm to all. Allowing a terrorist back into prison will only do the same.

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          Barnsley: Barnsley sign Forest Green defender Ethan Pinnock   
Barnsley have completed their fifth signing of the summer with the acquisition of defender Ethan Pinnock from Forest Green Rovers.
          With Iran's Profile Rising, Saudi Arabia Must Unite with U.S. on Terror   

In a Middle East country where terrorist attacks by suicide bombers are rare, Saudi Arabia suffered such an attack on June 23rd. Both target and timing were significant.

The target was Islam's holiest site - the Grand Mosque in Makkah; the timing was the last day of Ramadan, when attendance was unusually high as hundreds of thousands of worshipers gathered for afternoon prayers.

The good news was Saudi security, learning in advance of the planned attack, arrested five suspects. Closing in on the bomber forced him to detonate his explosives prematurely. The bad news was six foreign pilgrims were wounded.

As Riyadh launches an investigation into the attack, a betting man would take odds one country in particular-Iran-is involved, either directly or indirectly, to it. Investigators and legal authorities have linked Tehran to multiple attacks against the U.S., including the 1983 Beirut bombing of the Marine Barracks and the 9/11 attacks.

News of this attack undoubtedly causes some to think Saudi Arabia is finally getting its due for having exported Islamism for so long. Just like the U.S. made some bad decisions in the Middle East - President Jimmy Carter's support of Iran's Islamic revolution rather than the Shah, our long-time ally, and President Barack Obama's decision to provide Tehran with a path to nuclear weapons with his 2015 agreement are but two decisions quickly coming to mind - Riyadh too made a bad decision in exporting Islamism.

But while mutually bad past judgments have created a dangerous Middle East today, Saudi critics need understand now, more than ever, U.S. and Saudi interests must be aligned to confront the same threat. Failure to do so will only enhance Iranian efforts to establish a "Shia Crescent."

Ever since the mullahs came to power in 1979, they have been motivated by the goal to establish a Middle East caliphate that would enable them to expand globally.

For eight years, Obama gave Tehran a free pass to do just that, outrageously claiming it was important Saudi Arabia learn to "share the neighborhood."

For those doubting Iran's expansionist goals and evil intentions, two provisions of its own constitution make them clear.

The first mandates the Islamic revolution be exported outside Iran's borders. No other nation's constitution claims the right of such extra-territoriality.

We have borne witness of this mandate during the mullahs' 38-year reign, demonstrating that no country is safe from it. Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela - all these countries and others share an Iranian or Iranian proxy presence focused on expanding Tehran's ideological empire. Some seek to do it aggressively, others subtly.

But what should concern us even more than its extra-territorial application is the constitution's leadership succession provision. Why? Because it sheds light on the mullahs' real motivation for acquiring nuclear weapons.

Any well-conceived constitution provides a clear provision for a serving leader's succession should the unexpected occur, such as death or incapacity. In the case of Iran's highest office holder, the Supreme Leader, its constitution does that. But it also adds a third "otherworldly" contingency.

The Iranians believe that the "Twelfth Imam" or "Mahdi" disappeared in the tenth century at the age of five, entering into a state of occultation. They believe he will remain there until returning to Earth to lead Shia-Islam to global domination in an end-of-world prophecy.

The catch, however, is that the Mahdi's return must be triggered by world chaos. Unlike most believers in Mahdi's return, the mullahs believe mankind can be a catalyst in triggering that chaos. This should cause us serious concern about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons - concerns further reinforced by the constitutional requirement that upon his return, the Mahdi ("Wali al-Asr") will immediately replace the Supreme Leader.

A united and focused U.S.-Saudi alliance to check Iranian aggression has never been more timely. Both countries have been distracted from the Iran problem due to the Islamic State. But it appears the fall of ISIS is now "imminent" and the maneuvering of all parties involved in fighting ISIS in order to secure their goals in a post-ISIS world is already underway.

For the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, however, there is little ideological difference between confronting ISIS or confronting Iran. Both are Islamists seeking to create and control a caliphate. The only difference is, while ISIS did so as a terrorist Islamic movement, Iran seeks to do so under the protected status of a nation-state. Ironically, while Obama would never have considered negotiating a deal with ISIS for it to acquire nuclear weapons, he unwittingly willingly negotiated just such a deal with Tehran.

The post-ISIS battleground for the powers now involved there is Syria. Aligned on one side with Syrian President Bashar Assad are Iran, its Hezbollah proxy, and Russia. Confronting them is a less organized group consisting of the U.S., Saudi Arabia and its GCC coalition, pro-Western Kurdish and Arab anti-Assad rebels and, interestingly, Hamas, which lends its tunnel-digging expertise to the anti-Assad rebels they support. Also involved in a balancing act is Turkey which, while anti-ISIS, is also anti-Kurd.

Iran recognizes that how goes Syria, goes its Crescent, and is determined that nothing deter it from that goal. This undoubtedly is why Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently acknowledged something Obama would not: Middle East stability can only be achieved by regime change in Iran.

And last month, Trump dared go where Obama would not. When an Iranian mechanized convoy entered a 34-mile deconfliction zone around the Syria-Iraq border nearing a U.S. garrison, U.S. aircraft attacked and destroyed it. It was a bold step but one that had become increasingly necessary in the face of repeated aggressive acts against U.S. forces at sea. Days later an Iranian drone was shot down.

There should be little doubt that defeating ISIS is merely the end of a phase, not the end of war in Syria. The only way that can happen on terms favorable to the U.S. is through a united U.S.-Saudi effort dedicated to countering each and every aggressive act by Iran with a firm response on the battlefield-wherever that battlefield is situated.

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          Passa a Wind: arriva Smart 10 Plus con 1000 minuti e 8 Giga anche su Amazon   

Passa a Wind: arriva Smart 10 Plus con 1000 minuti e 8 Giga anche su Amazon
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Da oggi, il negozio online Amazon ha portato una nuova novità per i clienti Wind, ovvero, la possibilità di poter acquistare le sim telefoniche ricaricabili. Per riceverle basta un click (pulsante Acquista), e in pochi giorni il corriere le consegnerà nelle vostre case gratuitamente. Per scegliere la sim ricaricabile il cliente Wind, può attivare un […]

Passa a Wind: arriva Smart 10 Plus con 1000 minuti e 8 Giga anche su Amazon
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          LEAGOO T5: 50 dollari di sconto sull’acquisto in prevendita   

LEAGOO T5: 50 dollari di sconto sull’acquisto in prevendita
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LEAGOO T5 è disponibile ufficialmente in prevendita, ecco come provare a vincerne uno ed ottenere uno sconto immediato di 50$ sull’acquisto. LEAGOO T5 vanta doppia camera principale e 4GB di RAM Il device presentato dall’azienda punta a collocarsi fra i medio di gamma economici con feature esclusive. In questo caso, si tratta della presenza di […]

LEAGOO T5: 50 dollari di sconto sull’acquisto in prevendita
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          Action Cam Andoer a 29 dollari con il nostro codice sconto   

Action Cam Andoer a 29 dollari con il nostro codice sconto
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L’estate è sinonimo di vacanze e divertimento, con una action cam dall’ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo è più semplice conservare i momenti più belli. Grazie al nostro codice sconto, su Cafago è possibile acquistare un’interessante camera Andoer al prezzo di appena 29$. Andoer Q3H, ecco la action cam economica e performante L’action cam proposta dall’e-commerce cinese ha […]

Action Cam Andoer a 29 dollari con il nostro codice sconto
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          Amazon, sino a questa notte è possibile ottenere un buono sconto di 8 euro   

Amazon, sino a questa notte è possibile ottenere un buono sconto di 8 euro
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Ritornano le promozioni di Amazon legate ai buoni sconto. Come periodicamente avviene, il portale di ecommerce mette a disposizione dei suoi utenti un bonus aggiuntivo legato all’acquisto (per sé o per amici) di un codice regalo. In questo caso, tutti gli acquirenti – iscritti regolarmente sul sito – potranno avere accesso ad uno sconto di […]

Amazon, sino a questa notte è possibile ottenere un buono sconto di 8 euro
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          Wordsworth Academy files for bankruptcy, will be acquired   
The human-services agency, rocked by the homicide of a resident in one of its facilities last fall, has agreed to be acquired by Public Health Management Corp. as part of a reorganization.
          Veicoli industriali: Aventics acquisisce Vector Horizon Technology   
Con l’acquisizione di Vector Horizon Technology, azienda americana leader nella meccatronica avanzata applicata al settore dei veicoli industriali e dei grandi motori, Aventics espande il proprio business oltre la pneumatica, rafforzando la sua posizione nel business globale dei veicoli commerciali con l’obiettivo di rispondere al meglio alle esigenze di un mercato in costante evoluzione. Vector […]

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          Why the Staples Acquisition Could Open Door for Office Depot Deal With Amazon   
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          Operator, Filling, 3rd Shift, Atlanta   
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          Bagarinaggio online, la truffa vale un milione di euro   
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          Jacuzzi Brands LLC Acquires BathWraps   

Industry leader adds bathroom remodel business to its portfolio

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          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Product Planning Manager   
External Job Title: Product Planning Manager Interest Category: Product Marketing Position Type: Full Time Country: United States State: Tennessee City: Chattanooga Shift: First/Day Shift Description: Komatsu America Corp. (KAC) is the second-largest, fully-integrated manufacturer and supplier of construction equipment in North America with a reputation for reliability that’s second to none. We have built a network of manufacturing plants and parts depots with approximately 2000 employees who manufacture more than 90% of all Komatsu America equipment right here in the United States. Our product line ranges from the smallest compact construction size to the largest mining size and includes hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, crawler dozers, off-highway trucks, motor graders, skid steer loaders, tractor loaders and backhoe loaders. Position Purpose:Lead the Business Planning and support of Product Development Specifications. Demand analysis of the Forestry Products for CMO Plant.Key Responsibilities:1. Business plan simulation; develop and maintain model of rolling 18 month outlook for final delivery, wholesale, production and TPEM of units for each forest machine model.a) Become acquainted with economic conditions which drive forest machinery sales across North America. Recognize trending conditions which will affect demand outlook. Utilize historical data to plot forecast on monthly basis.b) Create a monthly regional sales plan for each Komatsu Forest machine model based upon demand outlook and market share target as determined by General Manager. Determine machine production schedule as required to meet anticipated dealer order activity. Maintain track of Komatsu owned and dealer owned machine inventory.c) Develop and maintain visuals (charts, graphics, etc.) which readily communicate current and outlook status of serial production, wholesales, dealer backlog, rentals, and retails.d) Support preparation materials used in vertical communication to Komatsu corporate office consisting of 3 scheduled management committee meetings during fiscal cycle. Also included is support for mid-year outlook (internal focus only) and current weekly status presentation.e) Participation in monthly factory production SRM (schedule review meeting) to fix build schedule and provide input as result of changing needs in sales plan.f) Employ Komatsu principle of PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) to track changing conditions on monthly basis and as required throughout the fiscal cycle. Maintain a running log of the reasons of when actual results do not align with planning forecast.2. Product Planning for Forest Machinea) Prepare and present marketing material which is necessary to support approval of formal audit work at time of development proposal (K), design evaluation (E), and product release audit.b) Identify machine build specification which allows Komatsu to continue participation and gain of share in market. Identify development required to close product gaps. Estimate sales volume opportunity gains as result of model or feature introduction. Plot ROI (return on investment) schedules based on development cost and on unit production cost and profit margin.c) Prepare support materials (charts, graphs, etc.) which communicate competitive performance and feature specification requirement of Forest Machines.d) Gain intimate knowledge of competitor product line offering strength and weakness. Develop estimates of competitor sales in North America. Collect data on competitor model pricing.3. Machine Knowledgea) Develop and maintain an understanding of field operational work performed by our machines. Remain alert to any condition which can indicate a potential problem regarding components, operations, service needs, etc. Report on issues of concern from customers, dealers, and field staff.b) Identify key operational performance and selling features on Forestry product lines. Gemba (field visits) as required.c) Participation in JUHIN meeting to keep awareness on the status of quality issues and understand efforts in progress to bring resolution to reported issues.d) Become acquainted with Forest Machine bill of material (base machine, variants, and options).e) Acquire a high-level knowledge of key technical systems in Forest Machine construction (fluid power, electrical, engine, work equipment, etc.).4. Project type work needed to support requests by General Manager. These are typically composed of investigations related to machine construction, market analysis, cost studies, profit & loss studies, etc.Position requires developing an awareness of due dates within the fiscal cycle in which key reports will become required. Self-management of workload is necessary. Qualifications: 1. 4-year college degree in business, engineering, or manufacturing is required.2. General knowledge about diesel powered off-highway machinery (forest machinery is advantageous).3. Technical background gained through vocational training or work experience is highly desirable.4. Strong written and organizational skills (ability to multi-task). Previous managerial responsibility or previous project experience is highly desirable.5. Strong presentation skills are necessary. 6. Strong Computer Skills: Excel and PowerPoint are required; Microsoft Outlook is desirable.7. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (life, carry, move) light to medium weights of 1-10 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information. The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Additional Information:
          (USA-TN-CHATTANOOGA) Preseason Tax Professional   
**244603BR** **Title:** Preseason Tax Professional **Job Description:** **Pre-season Tax Professional** Seeking seasonal tax preparers to serve clients with diverse tax needs during the pre-season. H&R Block pre-season tax professionals are responsible for preparing complete and accurate tax returns, delivering outstanding client service, and generating business growth by supporting business to business sales activities. H&R Block is the industry’s largest consumer tax services provider¹ and we have been focused on client service for over 60 years. Apply today using any device at www.hrblock.com/careers > Tax Office Jobs **Pre-season Tax Professional duties include:** + Conducting tax interviews with clients + Increasing retention of all clients + Offering additional products and services + Generating business growth by supporting business to business sales activities + Providing IRS audit support & attending audits, as needed + Growing tax expertise + Mentoring and supporting teammates **Job ID:** 244603BR **State:** TN **City:** CHATTANOOGA **Address:** HAMILTON CROSSING **Tax Office Job Categories:** Preseason Tax Professional **Minimum Qualifications:** **Required Skills & Experience:** + High School Diploma or equivalent + Experience completing individual returns + Tax planning and audit support + Ability to effectively communicate in person and in writing + Knowledge and experience with a Windows-based computer system preferred + Experience working in a fast-paced customer service environment preferred + Successful completion of the H&R Block Tax Knowledge Assessment , H&R Block Income Tax Course, or equivalent² + Additional experience for this position is acquired through training upon hiring. _H&R Block is an equal opportunity employer._ _1_ _Based on annual revenues for sales of tax preparation products and services._ _2_ _Enrollment in, or completion of the H&R Block Income Tax Course is neither an offer nor a guarantee of employment. Enrollment restrictions apply. Book or other fees may also apply._
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Line Haul Driver/ Regional Runs/Home Weekly -- Saia LTL Freight   
Is your career taking you where you want to go? When it began in 1924, Saia (NASDAQ: SAIA) covered a two-state area: Louisiana and Texas. Today, Saia is one of the most successful carriers in the United States, providing regional and interregional LTL, non-asset truckload service, and third-party logistics. Much of Saia's growth has been accomplished through mergers and acquisitions and we’re currently in the process of expanding to NJ and PA. Headquartered in Johns Creek, GA, Saia is a growing corporation offering the best-in-class benefits and opportunities to inspire every member of our team. With over 9,000 employees dedicated to their jobs and our customers, you may discover your own career path at Saia. * Pay* Contact Us *Experience Required* None required. *More Details* *Is your career taking you where you want to go?* When it began in 1924, Saia (NASDAQ: SAIA) covered a two-state area: Louisiana and Texas. Today, Saia is one of the most successful carriers in the United States, providing regional and interregional LTL, non-asset truckload service, and third-party logistics. Much of Saia's growth has been accomplished through mergers and acquisitions *and we’re currently in the process of expanding to NJ and PA.* Headquartered in Johns Creek, GA, Saia is a growing corporation offering the best-in-class benefits and opportunities to inspire every member of our team. With over 9,000 employees dedicated to their jobs and our customers, you may discover your own career path at Saia. * The road to a great career starts with Saia!* Today, Saia's network of 148 terminals covers 34 states in the U.S. as well as Canada. Through our network of partners, we serve the balance of the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii, plus Puerto Rico and Mexico. Through our three operating service groups - Saia LTL, Linkex, and Saia Logistics Services - we provide complete transportation and logistics solutions. As a company, Saia is dedicated to providing every employee the opportunity and environment to continue to grow and contribute, individually and as part of a team. Perhaps that is why the average employee tenure at Saia is 8 years, nearly twice the national average, and why more than 300 employees have been with us for over 20 years. For more information on Saia, visit the Saia website at www.saia.com . * Line Haul Driver/ Regional Runs/Home Weekly* OTR and CDL Drivers don’t miss this great opportunity to join one of the most successful LTL carriers in the U.S! If you are looking for an opportunity to make more money and be home more often, we want to talk to you! Working for Saia means the opportunity to partner with a successful company and enjoy stability and security for you and your family. * But don’t just take our word for it here’s what some of our drivers have to say:* “Solid company, good benefits, good upper management, good HR practices and excellent compensation in their Line Haul division" – Current Line Haul Driver “Coming to Saia, the opportunity to be home is so much better!" – Current Line Haul Driver Trainer * If you are looking for an opportunity to make more money, provide excellent benefits for your family, and be home more often, apply today!* * Pay* Pay Range $0.53 - $0.62 CPM Start at up to $0.59 CPM if you have 1 year of experience * Job Responsibilities* As a Line Haul Driver you will be responsible for: Operating various tractor-trailer combinations for extended periods of time, over long distances, between company terminals or yards, company facilities and customer facilities or work sites. Picking up, transporting, and delivering freight About 80% of our Line Haul Drivers have set runs and average about 2,200-2,500 miles a week. * Job Requirements* 21 years of age or older Current Class A CDL 1 year tractor trailer experience with some experience in the last 24 months Doubles/Triples, Hazmat, and Tankers endorsements OTR experience helpful * Benefits* At Saia, your success is our success! That’s why we work hard to provide you with what you need to build an awesome career. We are committed to rewarding superior employee performance so that when you work hard, your achievements won’t go unnoticed. * We are proud to offer the following benefits* : Health Insurance with Medical, Rx & Vision Dental Insurance Free Life Insurance Free Short-term Disability 401(k) with immediate vesting & company match Immediate eligibility for Holiday Pay Paid Vacation days and Personal/Sick Days Employee Stock Purchase plan Credit Union * Our Mission* At Saia Inc., success comes down to taking care of the people who matter most – our customers, our employees and our shareholders. The rest will take care of itself. * /"Provide best-in-class service – as defined by our customers – through quality processes in an environment that respects employees, advocates safety, recognizes excellence, and builds shareholder value."/*
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Sr. Tax Accountant   
The position will be responsible for timely preparation and analysis of schedules utilized in the preparation of income tax returns and related GAAP and statutory financial reporting\. **Job Description:** **Job Duties & Responsibilities** + Analyze accounting processes related to tax + Perform special projects and research as needed + Prepare general ledger account reconciliations + Prepare and post journal entries to the general ledger system + Prepare schedules used in the preparation of the consolidated federal income tax return; state income/franchise tax returns for multi\-state companies; and federal not\-for\-profit tax returns + Prepare schedules used in preparation of tax provision for interim and annual financial statements pursuant to GAAP and statutory accounting standards including footnote disclosures to the GAAP and statutory financial statements + Prepare schedules used in calculating quarterly estimated tax payments and annual tax return extensions + Maintain tax depreciation system and prepare work papers for multiple companies + Researches and analyzes accounting transactions\. Addresses the technical applicability, implements adherence to the guidance and assists others in implementing and understanding tax accounting guidance **Job Qualifications** **Education** + Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required\. **Experience** + Minimum 3 years work experience in a tax role of a corporate tax department or 2 years’ experience in a public accounting firm required **Skills/Certifications** + Solid PC skills with spreadsheet emphasis + Must possess careful attention to detail + Ability to prioritize work and meet reporting deadlines + Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with both internal and external customers \(i\.e\. BCBSA Association, regulatory authorities, internal and external auditors\) + Ability to comprehend and produce written technical communication + Basic understanding of financial/accounting theory + Basic knowledge and application of federal and multi\-state tax laws, regulations and procedures involved in various types of federal and state taxation + Basic tax research experience utilizing internet resources and on\-line tax databases \(e\.g\. RIA Checkpoint, BNA, CCH\) **Job Specific Requirements:** BBEX 10 AEP **Number of Openings Available:** 1 **Worker Type:** Employee **Worker Sub\-Type:** Regular **Company:** BCBST BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc\. BCBST is an Equal Opportunity employer \(EEO\), and all employees and applicants will be entitled to equal employment opportunities when employment decisions are made\. BCBST will take affirmative action to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, or membership in a historically under\-represented group\. **BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity\. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee via\-email, the Internet or any other method without a valid, written Direct Placement Agreement in place for this position from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee HR/Talent Acquisition will not be considered\. No fee will be paid in the event the applicant is hired by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as a result of the referral or through other means\.** **Tobacco\-Free Hiring Statement** To further our mission of peace of mind through better health, effective 2017, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and its subsidiaries no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form in Tennessee and where state law permits\. A tobacco\-free hiring practice is part of an effort to combat serious diseases, as well as to promote health and wellness for our employees and our community\. All offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a tobacco/nicotine test\. An individual whose test result is positive for tobacco/nicotine will be disqualified from employment and the job offer will be withdrawn\. Individuals who fail the tobacco/nicotine screening will be permitted to reapply for employment after 6 months, if tobacco/nicotine\-free\. Resources to help individuals discontinue the use of tobacco/nicotine products include smokefree\.gov or 1\-800\-QUIT\-NOW\. About Us As Tennessee's largest health benefit plan company, we've been helping Tennesseans find their own unique paths to good health for over 65 years\. More than that, we're your neighbors and friends – fellow Tennesseans with deep roots of caring tradition, a focused approach to physical, financial and community good health for today, and a bright outlook for an even healthier tomorrow\.
          Nigeria at 52   
Happy Annnivesary to all of us as Nigeria clocks 52 as a nation.

God decided to shower us with the rain of Blessings(it is raining in Lagos right now). And as I listen to the President's speech on TV I can't help to pray for this nation, join me as we pray;

Dear Father in Heaven, please watch over us and our nation, may our hearts be turned back to you.
May we grow in our love for each other and let go of all tribalistic resentments but rather be our brother's keeper.
Give our leaders the wisdom to guide us aright and have our interest at heart,help them understand the need to make us secure in our everyday lives.

Help us to understand that 'The earth is yours' and we came naked and will not take anything along when we pass on,so acquiring wealth that even our great grand children cannot finish spending is of no use.
Thank you so much for loving us despite our failings. Thank you for answering our prayers IJN. Amen

Have a great week.

Ps. I could not upload a photo as I don't know how to using this iPad thing. Nothing compares to my laptop....lol.
          Walking you home.   
It's barely a distance at all dear,A cockroach might call it a walk.Less than half of one mile dear,In which we can quietly talk.Words might fill up the space dear,As we acquit such a burdenless chore
          Infosys-investee firm Cloudyn acquired by Microsoft   
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Mike Graves: "Word is out, and it's true: VeriSign has acquired the assets of Dave Winer's weblogs.com."
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          Ricky Rubio Traded to Jazz; Timberwolves Receive 1st-Round Draft Pick - Bleacher Report   

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          ‘Sharknado’ Architect Chris Regina Exits Syfy   
Chris Regina, one of the masterminds behind Syfy acquisition/co-production strategy, including Sharknado, has resigned to pursue a new opportunity. Regina, who had been at Syfy for almost two decades, most recently served as SVP Original Co-Productions, reporting to Entertainment Networks Group president Chris McCumber. I hear his position will be filled and is expected to report to NBCU Cable Entertainment EVP Scripted Content Bill McGoldrick. Regina previously served…
          More Shell News 29 June 2017   
Shell acquires local power company MP2: Houston Chronicle: 29 June 2017 Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday that it plans to acquire MP2 Energy, a power and retail electric company based in the Woodlands, as the oil major seeks to diversify its business. Trump says the Atlantic, Arctic could soon be open to oil drilling: The […]
          Analysis: U.S. fund managers seek consumer stocks that Amazon can't conquer   

By David Randall

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's game-changing move to upend the grocery business with a surprise deal to buy Whole Foods Market Inc compounds a problem already vexing fund managers: how to play U.S. consumer spending when the Seattle-based e-commerce giant is threatening to take over retail.

Amazon's relentless growth and destruction of value among traditional retail rivals is forcing active fund managers to look for bets in areas they think Amazon can't or won't reach.

Emerging options include theme restaurant chains, recreational vehicle makers and sellers of stuff that's just too heavy to ship via Amazon's network. Meanwhile, some fund managers are increasingly convinced the only way to play consumer spending is to move away from brands and retailers and into logistics and supply chain companies, essentially betting e-commerce will render most consumer companies obsolete.

The challenge of investing in consumer companies comes a time when the category would typically shine.

Low unemployment and a solid housing market boost consumer stocks, yet companies in the category - excluding Amazon - are up just 5.2 percent for the year, or about 3 percentage points below the broad S&P 500 as a whole, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Amazon shares, by comparison, are up about 30 percent.

BIGGER DISRUPTION THAN WAL-MART'S

Amazon now accounts for about 34 percent of all U.S. online sales and should see that number grow to about 50 percent by 2021, according to a Needham research note.

Amazon's growing dominance is in some ways akin to the rise of Wal-Mart Stores Inc in the early 2000s, when its rapid growth and move to branch out into groceries raised concerns it would put other retailers out of business. Yet Amazon's greater online reach and purchase of a top-shelf grocery store chain makes it far more formidable, said Barbara Miller, a portfolio manager at Federated Kaufmann funds.

"I've been in this industry for twenty-five years and this is the biggest transformation we've seen in the consumer space," she said.

While Wal-Mart put many small mom-and-pop stores out of business, Amazon is dragging down national competitors like Target and Macy's with its combination of low prices, broad range of inventory, and speed, she said.

At the same time, Amazon is expanding its e-commerce dominance when more shoppers are online, suggesting more pain ahead for competitors. E-commerce sales grew 14.7 percent in 2016, nearly triple the 5.1-percent growth rate of traditional retailers, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

BUGS AND COFFEE: THE HUNT FOR SURVIVORS

Fund managers say Amazon's growing dominance is forcing them to shift long-held strategies, by either putting less money into consumer stocks overall or by focusing on companies that can compete alongside Amazon or may be attractive buyout targets.

The company's outsized 15.4-percent weighting, more than double the next-largest stock in the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary index, is problematic for fund managers who typically will not hold any positions greater than 5 percent of their portfolio in order to manage risk.

Josh Cummings, a portfolio manager at Janus Henderson funds, is avoiding shares of direct competitors of Amazon, such as Target Corp, Kroger Co, and Wal-Mart, and instead focusing on companies with "idiosyncratic" attributes, he said.

Starbucks Corp, for instance, offers an experience that Amazon would find hard to match, he said, while Servicemaster Global Holdings, parent company of pest control company Terminix, is largely immune from e-commerce competition.

"Could Amazon decide they want to be in the business of spraying for bugs? It doesn't seem likely," he said.

Miller, the portfolio manager at the Federated Kaufmann funds, said she is moving away from stores that could be found in a mall, focusing instead on companies like Dave & Busters Entertainment Inc and Wingstop Inc that offer food-based experiences. She also owns shares of Camping World Holdings Inc, which sells a mix of goods and services ranging from roadside assistance to accessories to the growing recreational vehicle market.

"This is a company with a strong membership base that has the sort of scale in its niche to rival Amazon," she said.

Jeff Rottinghaus, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price U.S. Large-Cap Core Equity fund, said he owns Home Depot Inc shares because its stores essentially function as warehouses and much of its merchandise is too heavy or bulky to profitably ship quickly online.

Gary Bradshaw, a portfolio manager at Hodges Capital in Dallas, said he expects that portfolio holding Wal-Mart will become more aggressive in acquiring small, private companies to broaden its online reach.

The company announced a deal to buy men's wear company Bonobos for $310 million in mid-June, following purchases of outdoor gear retailer Moosejaw and online shoe store ShoeBuy. Wal-Mart acquired online retailer Jet.com in a $3.3 billion deal last August.

"They're going to do whatever it takes to compete with Amazon. They may be losing the battle at the moment but that doesn't mean that they will back down," he said.

Other investors are getting their consumer exposure by focusing on behind-the-scenes companies that power the growth of e-commerce.

Laird Bieger, a portfolio manager of the Baron Discovery Fund - the top-performing small-cap growth fund year-to-date - said he is focusing on companies like CommerceHub Inc, which works with companies such as J C Penney Co and Best Buy Inc to allow them to sell more products online and ship directly from manufacturers.

Craig Richard, a co-portfolio manager of the Buffalo Emerging Opportunities fund, said he has been buying Kornit Digital Ltd, which makes textile printers that can produce t-shirt and other apparel designs on demand, helping save inventory costs.

Amazon is Kornit's largest customer and has warrants to buy up to 2.9 million Kornit shares, about 8 percent of the company, at $13.03 a share over the next five years. Shares of Kornit, up 57 percent this year, traded at $19.95 on Friday.

(Reporting by David Randall; Editing by Dan Burns and Nick Zieminski)


          Saldi estivi: al via dal primo luglio a Torino ed in tutta Italia   
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          Conlan aims to impress on Pacqaiuo undercard   
MANNY Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title defence against Jeff Horn may be the main attraction at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Sunday morning, but Michael Conlan views this as the perfect opportunity to take centre stage on the landscape of professional boxing worldwide. The West Belfast man enters his third pro contest as a featured attraction on […]
          Impact Wrestling To Rebrand As GFW   

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As we noted earlier this week, Impact Wrestling has officially acquired Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling, and according to The Tennessean, TNA Wrestling has plans to rebrand itself as GFW. The report notes that the Thursday night show on POP TV will continue to be called Impact, however in order to distance itself from the […]

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          Horn confía en su pegada frente a Manny Pacquiao   
Brisbane. Manny Pacquiao mantuvo un perfil discreto ante una multitud que lo abrumó, por lo que su rival, el australiano Jeff Horn, se encargó de animar la apromoción de la pelea en el centro de Brisbane. Pacquiao, 11 veces campeón mundial, defenderá su cetro welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo el sábado en el Suncorp Stadium. “No voy a decir que lo voy a noquear, pero estoy en condiciones de ganar”, señaló Horn, quien tiene 10 victorias contra rivales situados entre los 15 mejores del ranking y 11 nocauts dentro de su foja de 16-0-1. Cuando se le preguntó si tenía la pegada para derribar a Pacquiao, no titubeó: “Claro que sí. Si logro calzarle un buen golpe a Pacquiao, acabará durmiendo”.
          Loose Feathers #602   
Northern Harrier chicks / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
Birds and birding news
Science and nature blogging
Environment and biodiversity
  • An Iranian city may have tied the record for the world's hottest recorded temperature as the Persian Gulf region remains stuck in an intense heat wave.
  • Meanwhile the climate action plan for the G20 summit has been weakened to mollify Donald Trump, though the Trump administration seems likely to reject or ignore the agreement anyway.
  • In the U.S., the economic effects of climate change are likely to be worse in the southeast than elsewhere in the country.
  • Even though greenhouse gas emissions have stabilized, carbon in the atmosphere is still rising, which raises the question of whether natural carbon sinks will continue to respond as we expect.
  • Budget cuts threaten progress in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. 
  • The public can now comment on the review of national marine monuments and sanctuaries. Leave comments here.
  • While marginal agricultural land offers the best opportunity for restoring butterfly populations (especially the Monarch), planting native plants is necessary in all landscape types, including suburban and urban ones.
  • After part of a coastal cliff collapsed in southwestern England in the 19th century, a remaining piece became an isolated haven for rare plants.
  • An intensive logging campaign is destroying the Białowieża forest in Poland, which has long been recognized as a key biodiversity hotspot.
  • The PennEast pipeline project, which would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania through western New Jersey, is stalled after its parent company did not submit required information for its application.
  • More Humpback Whales will be in New Jersey and New York waters this summer because of the rise in Atlantic Menhaden close to shore.

          Pominville returning to Buffalo: Sabres acquire forward, D Scandella, from Wild   
The Buffalo Sabres on Friday announced the team acquired defenseman Marco Scandella, forward Jason Pominville and a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno, and a third-round pick in 2018.
          Investors plan $500 million Mexico market listing to buy energy assets: sources   
6/29/2017 Reuters Private equity group Riverstone Holdings and Miguel Galuccio, a former chief executive of Argentine state-owned oil company YPF, aim to raise $500 million in Mexico’s first-ever stock market listing of a special purpose acquisition company, according to two people familiar with the plan. Vista Oil & Gas, the special purpose vehicle, intends to …

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          Cosenza, arrivano i saldi estivi. «Ogni famiglia spenderà in media 230 euro»   
Partono domani (sabato 1 luglio) i saldi estivi e proseguono fino al 29 agosto. Anche quest’anno, sconti al via contemporaneamente in tutte le regioni d’Italia. Secondo l’Ufficio Studi di Confcommercio Nazionale, ogni famiglia spenderà in media circa 230 euro per l’acquisto di articoli di abbigliamento e calzature in saldo, per un valore complessivo che si […]
          New first-degree murder trial ordered for Ontario trucker acquitted in death of Indigenous woman in Edmonton   
A new trial has been ordered for Bradley Barton, an Ontario trucker acquitted in the death of an Indigenous woman in an Edmonton motel room. Reported by CBC.ca 1 hour ago.
          2017 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team   
Meet the best and brightest high school students in the state.

The class of 2017, our 23rd, is made up of athletes, coders, budding politicians and brain experts. There's rarely a B on the transcripts of these students — in not just this, their senior year, but in any year of their high school careers.

Back in 1995, we created the Academic All-Star Team to honor what we then called "the silent majority — the kids who go to school, do their homework (most of it, anyway), graduate and go on to be contributing members of society." Too often, we argued then, all Arkansans heard about young people was how poorly they were faring. Or, when students did get positive attention, it came for athletic achievement.

As you read profiles of this year's All-Stars, it should be abundantly clear that good things are happening in Arkansas schools and there are many academic achievers who deserve to be celebrated. You should get a good idea, as well, of how these stellar students are busy outside school, with extracurricular activities, volunteer work, mission activities and more.

They'll be honored this week at a ceremony at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with plaques and $250 cash awards.

Many college plans listed here are not set in stone, as students await information on scholarships and acceptances.

CAROLINE COPLIN-CHUDY
Age: 17
Hometown: North Little Rock
High School: Mount St. Mary Academy
Parents: (guardian) Dennis Chudy
College plans: Duke University

Caroline Coplin-Chudy has a 4.4 grade point average — high enough to rank second in her class at Mount St. Mary Academy — and lost her mother to leukemia during her sophomore year, something she told us came to be a source of inspiration and drive during her academic development. "It was a big adjustment. After my mom passed away, it was just my stepdad. It's a weird realization coming to the idea that both of your parents are gone, and it's just you. ... I still think of her every single day. She motivates me to do well in everything, because my whole life I wanted to make her proud." Caroline is president of Mount St. Mary's Investment Club and of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). She's also been