Cape Town: Creative Inspiration for The World   
The past few weeks have been quite exciting for Cape Town for the media, design and tourism industries. First, Cape Town won the bid to be named World Design Capital for 2014. The title recognizes Cape Town's dedication to using design and creativity for social, cultural and economic development. In 2014 a year-long programme of design-led events...
          Project Bonds – Financiamento alternativo para projectos de infra-estruturas e diversificação da economia angolana   

A venda de project bonds pode ajudar a reduzir a dívida pública externa de um país.

The post Project Bonds – Financiamento alternativo para projectos de infra-estruturas e diversificação da economia angolana appeared first on Mercado.


          GDP – Not Going To Get Much Better   
For all of the pomp and circumstance, all of the jobs gains, all of the discussion about how new rules and regulations are helping the U.S. economy, the final 1Q GDP came in at a very unimpressive 1.4%. While this was a bit higher than the expected 1.2%, it is in now way near what […]
          Japan keen on NE infra projects   
NEW DELHI, June 30 - In what could deliver a major boost to trade between the northeastern states and Japan, the Asian economic supergiant is keen on connecting the region directly with the Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar.
          Merkel echa mano del patriotismo para ganar a la derecha   
El uso de los colores nacionales le sirve a la canciller para demostrar que no le asusta anteponer los intereses alemanes. Leer
          Cataluña y las comunidades del PSOE afean a Montoro que negocie con Cs una bajada del IRPF   
Estas autonomías creen que el Estado debe reformar la regla de gasto para que quienes cumplan el déficit puedan destinarlo a gasto social. Leer
          El Rey reafirma su compromiso con Cataluña en la entrega de Premios Fundación Princesa de Girona   
El jefe del Estado ha subrayado también el compromiso de la FPdGi con Cataluña y ha puesto como ejemplo que su patronato ha pasado de los 30 miembros fundacionales de 2009 a los 88 de la actualidad. Leer
          El Gobierno transfiere 10.000 millones para afrontar la extra de las pensiones de julio   
El Estado prestará 5.986 millones a la Seguridad Social y sacará otros 3.514 millones de la 'hucha de las pensiones' para pagar a los jubilados la extraordinaria del mes de julio. Leer
          El Gobierno plantea subir un 1,3% el techo de gasto de 2018 hasta los 119.834 millones   
El Ministerio de Hacienda ha propuesto subir un 1,3% el techo de gasto de 2018 que se aprueba el próximo lunes hasta llegar a los 119.834 millones de euros. Leer
          PSOE, Podemos y ERC abandonan la comisión de financiación del Senado   
PSOE, Podemos y ERC no participarán en la comisión de investigación de financiación de partidos del Senado puesta en marcha por el PP, por entender que es "una farsa" que sólo busca desviar la atención sobre la comisión paralela que funciona en el Congreso. Leer
          Montoro niega ahora que haya dado un "no rotundo" a una bajada del IRPF   
Montoro ha negado hoy que haya dado "un no rotundo" a una bajada del IRPF, tal como pide Ciudadanos para dar el visto bueno a su previsión de déficit y deuda. Leer
          Felipe VI recibirá a Pedro Sánchez el próximo martes   
El Rey Felipe VI recibirá al secretario general del PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, en el Palacio de la Zarzuela el próximo martes, 4 de julio, como motivo de su reciente reelección en el 39 Congreso Federal. Leer
          El PSOE ve posible votar contra las metas de déficit y techo de gasto de 2018   
El secretario de Organización del PSOE, José Luis Ábalos, ha mencionado que ve posible que el partido vote en contra de los objetivos de déficit y deuda pública que acompañarán el techo de gasto de 2018 porque "hay detalles que no presagian nada positivo". Leer
          Los Presupuestos Generales del Estado de 2017 entran en vigor hoy mientras se negocian los de 2018   
Los Presupuestos Generales del Estado de 2017 entra en vigor menos de una semana antes de que el Gobierno apruebe el techo de gasto para 2018Leer
          Army medicos give new life to Bodo girl    
GUWAHATI, June 30 - More than a year back, parents of five year old Seema Boro, residents of Shantipur village of Udalguri, had lost all hope and accepted the fate of their seriously ill daughter after they had tried their best keeping in view their socio economic limitations. They had taken the child to wherever they could, first to a private medical institute in Tezpur and then to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. But they were forced to take the child home due to financial constraints and poor prognosis.
          Trump acepta la invitación de Macron y acudirá al desfile del 14 de julio en París   
El encuentro tiene como motivo la conmemoración del centenario de la entrada de las tropas estadounidenses en Francia en la Primera Guerra Mundial. Leer
          Carmena rechaza la idea de que sus ediles dimitan hasta que no haya una "imputación formal"   
La oposición en bloque ha pedido la dimisión de los dos ediles de Ahora Madrid investigados por malversación y prevaricación al denunciar irregularidades en los contratos del Open de Tenis de Madrid. Leer
          Iglesias dice que el discurso del Rey en el aniversario de las primeras elecciones "no ha estado a la altura"   
Por su parte, Pedro Sánchez ha llamado a los políticos a no conformarse con la democracia actual "por la generación de mis abuelos" y por "el 15M". Albert Rivera ha valorado positivamente el equilibrio del Rey a la hora de defender la unidad y diversidad de España. Leer
          Los diputados de Podemos no aplauden al Rey y el PdeCAT muestra una urna   
Los diputados de Unidos Podemos-En Comù Podem-En Marea se han levantado en el hemiciclo a la entrada de Felipe VI al acto del aniversario de las elecciones de 1977, pero no le han aplaudido, mientras que los del PdeCAT han exhibido carteles con una urna para reivindicar el referéndum. Leer
          Z Live: Off The Record w/ Zhivago Laing – June 30th, 2017   
Z Live is a general interest of soft news talk show featuring first-class economic and political analysis. The show’s mission is “to provide informative and entertaining conversations around general interest soft news, mixing news, public affairs and entertainment around a
          Z Live: Off The Record w/ Zhivargo Laing – June 29th, 2017   
Z Live is a general interest of soft news talk show featuring first-class economic and political analysis. The show’s mission is “to provide informative and entertaining conversations around general interest soft news, mixing news, public affairs and entertainment around a
          Camil Ros (UGT) pide nuevas políticas sociales ante las "nuevas desigualdades"   

"Europa ha pasado a ser un referente en recortes y desigualdades"


          Camil Ros (UGT) pide nuevas políticas sociales ante las "nuevas desigualdades"   

"Europa ha pasado a ser un referente en recortes y desigualdades"


          Debt & childcare costs drive US fertility to historic low    
Preview The US fertility rate has edged down to a record low, as young Americans choose to postpone or not have children. The US has seen a steady decline in fertility since the 2007 economic recession.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Recession is 'a real risk' Scotland's economy now falling further behind rest of UK   
Recession is 'a real risk' Scotland's economy now falling further behind rest of UK
Scotland plunged into the red in the final three months of last year, and a ... Should the Brexit negotiations go badly or the UK economy slows down ...








          Joyce McMillan: SNP faces its biggest problem in 25 years   
Joyce McMillan: SNP faces its biggest problem in 25 years
- Even leaving party considerations aside, the implications of Brexit for Scotland's economy, and for the future of its people, are so grave that it would ...

          10 key challenges facing the ailing Scottish economy right now   
10 key challenges facing the ailing Scottish economy right now
- Regardless of whether Brexit and possibly Scottish independence will ultimately prove best in the long run, both are undoubtedly deflecting focus from ...

          This Report Says It's "Highly Possible" Scotland Is About To Enter A Recession   
This Report Says It's "Highly Possible" Scotland Is About To Enter A Recession
Scotland's economy is on the brink of recession and will take a "sharp turn for the worse" if the Brexit negotiations go badly, according to a new report ...

          Superior Court Denies CATER’s Bid for $200K in Legal Fees   
TheLiberalOC has learned that a bid for $200,000 in legal fees for the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility (CATER) over a lawsuit filed by Cynthia Ward claiming she was denied documents in a Public Records Act request was denied in Superior Court. So no big payday for CATER’s lawyer Greg Diamond; just imagine…
          Trump, nuove sanzioni contro Corea nord   
'Misure diplomatiche, economiche e di sicurezza'
          Trump, nuove sanzioni contro Corea nord   
'Misure diplomatiche, economiche e di sicurezza'
          Prof. Samuel Huntington   
The fundamental source of conflict in this new world
will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic.

The great divisions amoung humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural.

The clash of civilisation will dominate global politics

          Mengapa Yahudi?   

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa?

Oleh : Dr Farrukh Saleem
Semakan Oleh : Mohd Taha Hassan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mempengaruhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam kurang keupayaan untuk menghasilkan ilmu pengetahuan.

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

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

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam gagal menyalurkan ilmu pengetahuan.

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

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

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

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

PEMENANG NOBEL YAHUDI

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



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1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
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1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer
2002 - Imre Kertesz
2005 - Harold Pinter

World Peace

1911 - Alfred Fried
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1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin
1995 - Joseph Rotblat

Chemistry

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1906 - Henri Moissan
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1961 - Melvin Calvin
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1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
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1981 - Ronald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Herbert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1989 - Sidney Altman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1998 - Walter Kohn
2000 - Alan J. Heeger
2004 - Irwin Rose
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Economics

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1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1973 - Wassily Leontief
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
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1987 - Robert M. Solow
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1993 Rober Fogel
1994 - John Harsanyi
1994 - Reinhard Selten
1997 - Robert Merton
1997 - Myron Scholes
2001 - George Akerlof
2001 - Joseph Stiglitz
2002 -
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2005 - Robert J. Aumann
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire
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1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
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1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
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1958 - Joshua Lederberg
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1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
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1991 - Erwin Neher
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1997 - Stanley B. Prusiner
1998 - Robert F. Furchgott
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2002 - Sydney Brenner
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1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
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1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
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1943 - Gustav Stern
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1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1963 - Eugene P. Wigner
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1967 - Hans Albrecht Bethe
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - Leon N. Cooper
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Georges Charpak
1995 - Martin Perl
1995 - Frederick Reines
1996 - David M. Lee
1996 - Douglas D. Osheroff
1997 - Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
2000 - Zhores I. Alferov
2003 - Vitaly Ginsburg
2003 - Alexei Abrikosov
2004 - David Gross
2004 - H. David Politzer
2005 - Roy Glauber


Sumber: http://tahassanazhari.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-01-23T07%3A29%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=3

          A Fifth-Generation Fight?   
I've been watching the media reports of the rioting in France and reading what analysis I can find. My knowledge of French culture, French law, French economics and French politics might fill a thimble on a good day, so I limit myself to the basic facts and try to take it from there.
          12 Industries Millennials ACTUALLY Want To Kill   

The greatest serial killer of our time is...MILLENNIALS!!! They keep killing industry after industry, and no amount of bloodshed can quench their thirst. Well, either that or baby boomers crashed the economy and twiddled their thumbs as wealth became more and more held by only the richest 1% and Millennials inherited a job market that makes stuff like "buying diamonds constantly" a little unrealistic.

Either way, millennials definitely ENJOY doing whatever they can to destroy certain industries - especially these 12:



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          Bank of England chief economist says future rate rises would be 'limited and gradual'   
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          Hyosung mirage gv250   
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          Toyota Rav4 2.2 D-4D XT-R ...Absolutely Fabulous Condition Throughout, Long MOT, Fab Service History   
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          US says it is ready to seize Iranian-American skyscraper in New York   
Jury found the Alavi Foundation had violated economic sanctions against Iran
          Consejo de Ministros examina marcha de la economía cubana   
Consejo de Ministros examina marcha de la economía cubana
Durante el primer semestre de este año el desempeño de la economía cubana estuvo en correspondencia con los pronósticos previstos para 2017, informó hoy el…

          India launches new economic era with sales tax reform   

           Firms that have embraced robots are 'more productive'    
The Bank's chief economist Andy Haldane has warned that the UK faces a productivity problem which has led pay to stagnate for a decade.
           Economic slowdown confirmed as households rein in spending    
Consumer spending is beginning to wane as households are increasingly borrowing or using their savings to get by, squeezed by rising inflation and falling incomes.
          UK is the worst-performing advanced economy in the world, official figures confirm   
GDP grew at just 0.2 per cent during the first three months of this year – slower than all other G7 and European countries, the Office for National Statistics reported
          GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR) | Re: The downturn in the economy last year has prompted many   
the main premise is no increase in saving accounts, the main conclusion is no decrease in discretionary spending
this is an assumption question => C is correct.

Other options attack the parallel argument, not the main argument.

          LIBOR Interest Rates   
In a global market, libor interest rates can impact economic futures at home and abroad.

          Fighting climate change could trigger a massive financial crash   
The risks of global warming go far beyond the physical. If we don’t start preparing for the transition to a low-carbon economy we’re in for an incredibly bumpy ride
          Commission permanente du 30 juin 2017 – La Région investit près de 23 M€ pour soutenir l’emploi et le développement économique   
Commission permanente du 30 juin 2017 – La Région investit près de 23 M€ pour soutenir l’emploi et le développement économique

La Commission permanente du Conseil régional du Grand Est de ce vendredi 30 mai 2017, placée sous la présidence de Philippe Richert, a attribué près de 23 M€ pour soutenir près de 502 dossiers économiques pour le territoire et son développement. Ces aides régionales contribuent à la création ou au maintien de 1 147 emplois.   […]

Cet article Commission permanente du 30 juin 2017 – La Région investit près de 23 M€ pour soutenir l’emploi et le développement économique est apparu en premier sur Région Grand Est.


          Toronto stock index falls as U.S. markets rise; loonie strengthens   
Canada's main stock index retreated while the oil-sensitive loonie climbed higher Friday, after rosy economic data increased the odds of an imminent rate hike from the central bank.
          The Agenda: Southern economics will be affected by climate change; Millions on the roads; Budget vetoes waiting   


The Agenda is our daily news round-up of stories affecting South Carolina.

A new study says that the Southeast and Midwest will be hard hit economically by climate change, with damages equaling more than 10% of county GDP in some areas of S.C. Experts warn of a "large transfer of wealth between states." more…


          6/30/2017: BUSINESS THIS WEEK: Electric cars will be game changer for motor tax revenue   

If we are to halt climate change by 2050, we need to make dramatic alterations in our economy and in wider society. A key part of this transformation will be moving road transport from its current dependence on fossil fuels to alternative sources of...
          6/30/2017: BUSINESS THIS WEEK: More jobs than we can fill soon, Minister predicts   
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has raised the prospect of more job vacancies in the economy next year than people to fill them. Speaking after the National Economic Dialogue in Dublin Castle, Mr Donohoe said: “We might get to a point next year...
          MareNostrum 4 Begins Operation   

BARCELONA, June 29 — The MareNostrum supercomputer is beginning operation and will start executing applications for scientific research. MareNostrum 4, hosted by Barcelona Supercomputing Center, is entirely aimed at generating scientific knowledge and its computer architecture has been called ‘the most diverse and interesting in the world’ by international experts. The Spanish Ministry of Economy, […]

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          India launches new economic era with sales tax reform   

By Rajesh Kumar Singh

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India early on Saturday introduced its biggest tax reform in the 70 years since independence from British colonial rule.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) replaces more than a dozen federal and state levies and unifying a $2 trillion economy and 1.3 billion people into one of the world's biggest common markets.

The measure is expected to make it easier to do business by simplifying the tax structure and ensuring greater compliance, boosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic credentials before a planned re-election bid in 2019.

At a midnight ceremony in parliament's central hall Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee together launched the new tax by pressing a button.

"With GST, the dream of 'One India, Great India' will come true," Modi said.

For the first midnight ceremony in the central hall in two decades, Modi was joined by his cabinet colleagues, India's central bank chief, a former prime minister and major company executives including Ratan Tata.

The launch, however, was boycotted by several opposition parties including the Congress Party, which first proposed the tax reform before it fell from power three years ago.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh - the architect of India's economic reforms - also gave it a miss.

COMPLEX STRUCTURE

It has taken 14 years for the new sales tax to come into being. But horse trading to get recalcitrant Indian states on board has left Asia's third-largest economy with a complex tax structure.

In contrast to simpler sales taxes in other countries, India's GST has four rates and numerous exemptions.

The official schedule of rates runs to 213 pages and has undergone repeated changes, some taking place as late as on Friday evening.

Many businesses are nervous about how the changes will unfold, with smaller ones saying they will get hit by higher tax rates.

Adding to the complexity, businesses with pan-India operations face filing over 1,000 digital returns a year.

While higher tax rates for services and non-food items are expected to fuel price pressures, compliance is feared to be a major challenge in a country where many entrepreneurs are not computer literate and rely on handwritten ledgers.

"We have jumped into a river but don't know its depth," said A. Subba Rao, an executive director at power firm CLP India.

'ONE TAX, ONE MARKET, ONE NATION'

Poor implementation would deal a blow to an economy that is still recovering from Modi's decision late last year to outlaw 86 percent of the currency in circulation.

In a bid to mitigate the impact on the farm sector, the GST rates for tractors and fertiliser were slashed on Friday to 18 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

HSBC estimates the reform, despite its flaws, could add 0.4 percentage points to economic growth.

An end of tax arbitrage under the GST is estimated to save companies $14 billion in reduced logistics costs and efficiency gains.

As the GST is a value added tax, firms will have an incentive to comply in order to avail credit for taxes already paid. This should widen the tax net, shoring up public finances.

"The old India was economically fragmented," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. "The new India will create one tax, one market for one nation."

(Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and John Stonestreet)


          Analysis: "Bad" foreign firms drive U.S. manufacturing jobs revival   

By Lesley Wroughton and Howard Schneider

SPARTANBURG/CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Years before Donald Trump began promising to bring back good manufacturing jobs by getting tough with U.S. trade partners, such jobs have already been on the rise, largely thanks to foreign companies now cast as villains in Trump's narrative.

Reuters analysis of federal jobs data shows that out of 656,000 new manufacturing jobs created between 2010 and 2014, two thirds can be attributed to foreign direct investment.

More recent jobs numbers are not yet available, but over $700 billion in foreign capital has poured in over the last two years bringing total foreign investment to $3.7 trillion at the end of 2016, a world record. (Graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2sWkzTB)

Now foreign companies that have spent billions of dollars on U.S. factories and local leaders who host them worry that global supply networks that back those investments will fray if Trump makes good on his pledge to roll back trade liberalization.

The U.S. president has threatened to tear up North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico and slap higher tariffs on nations that run trade surpluses with the United States, such as Germany or China. The administration is also discussing tighter immigration rules and more security screening of investment.

The tough message helped sway swing northeastern and Midwestern Rust Belt states Trump's way in the 2016 election, but puts him at odds with companies and local leaders in the south, which has driven the recent growth in manufacturing jobs.

The southern states have voted for Trump, but have also spent decades wooing foreign companies with flexible labor laws, financial incentives and investment in ports, roads and other infrastructure.

POSTER CHILD AND WHIPPING BOY

The courtship has spawned new auto plants from Kentucky to Georgia, and a new Airbus plant in Mobile, Alabama.

Few places highlight the gap between Trump's rhetoric and local aspirations better than Spartanburg in South Carolina.

German carmaker BMW has invested here $8 billion in a 1.2 million square foot (11.15 hectares) assembly plant, which has become the largest single exporter of cars by value from the United States.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, a Republican and Trump supporter, credits the German automaker for putting his state on the global investment map.

"The presence of this company changed everything in the trajectory of our state," McMaster said on Monday at an event unveiling BMW's newest X3 sports utility vehicle.

Its Chief Executive Harald Krueger said the carmaker would invest additional $600 million in Spartanburg over the next four years, adding 1,000 jobs to the 9,000-strong workforce, and spend further $200 million on employee training and education.

But the poster child of South Carolina's success also doubles as a whipping boy. In January, BMW's plans to build a plant in Mexico drew Trump's ire and last month the U.S. president was quoted as saying Germany was "very bad" on trade and selling too many cars in the United States.

And even as the company highlights its contribution to the U.S. economy and the benefits of free trade, it is hedging its bets by preparing for a possible protectionist backlash.

Outside of the spotlight, BMW is retooling factories in South Africa and China to build volume models like the X3 SUV, reducing its dependence on Spartanburg.

“We have a big footprint here, and we are flexible enough," Oliver Zipse, BMW's board member responsible for manufacturing, told Reuters. "We will build the X3 not only in Spartanburg, we will split it into South Africa and then to China, so we will have some flexibility to produce cars somewhere else,” he said.

“If something happens at the political level - which we don’t know yet - we are able to have a flexible response.”

The Trump administration has said it welcomes foreign investment and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who spoke at an opening of a new Samsung Electronics <005930.KS> plant in South Carolina, said such projects showed that "America is becoming an even stronger destination for global businesses looking to grow.”

The southern U.S. states owe much of their success to coastal port authorities and cities that have invested heavily to make their channels and docks fit for shipments to and from China and Mexico.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina who has often clashed with Trump, said protectionism would undermine those accomplishments and hurt American workers.

DOOMSDAY SCENARIO

"Negotiate a trade agreement with Europe, modernize NAFTA, don't tear it up," Graham told Reuters at the BMW factory. "We're going in the wrong direction. We need more trade agreements, not less."

Graham noted how low-cost competition from China and Mexico destroyed South Carolina's once thriving textile industry and how the state reinvented itself as a manufacturing hub, bringing the likes of BMW or French tire maker Michelin .

The now humming port city of Charleston has a similar story to tell. When a major navy base shut down in the 1990s wiping out 20,000 jobs, local officials worked to bring foreign manufacturers, which now employ around 10,000 in the three counties around the city and more is set to come.

Mercedes-Benz, part of Daimler AG , is adding 1,300 jobs so it can make its Sprinter van here rather than merely assemble it with imported parts, which also means more business for local suppliers.

Up the road, Volvo Car Group, part of Chinese conglomerate Geely, is due to open its first North American plant next year with a target workforce of 2,000.

Local development officials expect more jobs and investment to come, but worry that some steps discussed by the Trump administration could have a chilling effect.

Claire Gibbons, director of global marketing at the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, said the proposed new tariffs, tougher immigration rules and stricter reviews of foreign investment projects would amount to a "doomsday scenario" for the region.

"This is an education opportunity for us all, for the people making the decisions that don't understand the ramifications."

(1 euro = $1.1350)

(Additional reporting by Edward Taylor in Munich. Editing by David Chance and Tomasz Janowski)


          Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack   

By Jonathan Saul

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.

About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, with ships and ports acting as the arteries of the global economy. Ports increasingly rely on communications systems to keep operations running smoothly, and any IT glitches can create major disruptions for complex logistic supply chains.

The cyber attack was among the biggest-ever disruptions to hit global shipping. Several port terminals run by a Maersk division, including in the United States, India, Spain, the Netherlands, were still struggling to revert to normal operations on Thursday after experiencing massive disruptions.

South Florida Container Terminal, for example, said dry cargo could not be delivered and no container would be received. Anil Diggikar, chairman of JNPT port, near the Indian commercial hub of Mumbai, told Reuters that he did not know "when exactly the terminal will be running smoothly".

His uncertainty was echoed by Maersk itself, which told Reuters that a number of IT systems were still shut down and that it could not say when normal business operations would be resumed.

It said it was not able to comment on specific questions regarding the breach of its IT systems or the state of its cyber security as it had "all available hands focused on practical stuff and getting things back to normal".

The impact of the attack on the company has reverberated across the industry given its position as the world's biggest container shipping line and also operator of 76 ports via its APM Terminals division.

Container ships transport much of the world's consumer goods and food, while dry bulk ships haul commodities including coal and grain and tankers carry vital oil and gas supplies.

"As Maersk is about 18 percent of all container trade, can you imagine the panic this must be causing in the logistic chain of all those cargo owners all over the world?" said Khalid Hashim, managing director of Precious Shipping, one of Thailand's largest dry cargo ship owners.

"Right now none of them know where any of their cargoes (or)containers are. And this 'black hole' of lack of knowledge will continue till Maersk are able to bring back their systems on line."

BACK TO BASICS

The computer virus, which researchers are calling GoldenEye or Petya, began its spread on Tuesday in Ukraine and affected companies in dozens of countries.

Maersk said the attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world.

In an example of the turmoil that ensued, the unloading of vessels at the group's Tacoma terminal was severely slowed on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Dean McGrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 there.

The terminal is a key supply line for the delivery of domestic goods such as milk and groceries and construction materials to Anchorage, Alaska.

"They went back to basics and did everything on paper," McGrath said.

Ong Choo Kiat, President of U-Ming Marine Transport, Taiwan's largest dry bulk ship owner, said the fact Maersk had been affected rang alarm bells for the whole shipping industry as the Danish company was regarded as a leader in IT technology.

"But they ended up one of the first few casualties. I therefore conclude that shipping is lacking behind the other industry in term of cyber security," he said.

"How long would it takes to catch up? I don't know. But recently all owners and operators are definitely more aware of the risk of cyber security and beginning to pay more attention to it."

In a leading transport survey by international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright published this week, 87 percent of respondents from the shipping industry believed cyber attacks would increase over the next five years - a level that was higher than counterparts in the aviation, rail and logistics industries.

VULNERABLE

Apart from the reliance on computer systems, ships themselves are increasingly exposed to interference through electronic navigation devices such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and lack the backup systems airliners have to prevent crashes, according to cyber security experts.

There were no indications that GPS and other electronic navigation aids were affected by this week's attack, but security specialists say such systems are vulnerable to signal loss from deliberate jamming by hackers.

Last year, South Korea said hundreds of fishing vessels had returned early to port after its GPS signals were jammed by North Korea, which denied responsibility.

"The Maersk attack raises our awareness of the vulnerability of shipping and ports to technological failure," said Professor David Last, a previous president of Britain's Royal Institute of Navigation.

"When GPS fails, ships' captains lose their principal means of navigation and much of their communications and computer links. They have to slow down and miss port schedules," said Last, who is also a strategic advisor to the General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland.

A number of countries including the UK and the United States are looking into deploying a radar based back up navigation system for ships called eLoran, but this will take time to develop.

David Nordell, head of strategy and policy for London-based think tank, the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science, said the global shipping and port industries were vulnerable to cyber attack, because their operating technologies tend to be old.

"It's certainly possible to imagine that two container ships, or, even worse, oil or gas tankers, could be hacked into colliding, resulting in loss of life and cargo, and perhaps total loss of the vessels," Nordell said.

"Carried out in a strategically sensitive location such as the Malacca Straits or the Bosphorus, a collision like this could block shipping for enough time to cause serious dislocations to trade."

SECRETIVE INDUSTRY

Cyber risks also pose challenges for insurance cover.

In a particularly secretive industry, information about the nature of cyber attacks is still scarce, which insurance and shipping officials say is an obstacle to mitigating the risk, which means there are gaps in insurance cover available.

"There has been a lot of non-reporting (of breaches) on ships, and we’re trying efforts where even if there could be anonymous reporting on a platform so we can start to get the information and the data," said Andrew Kinsey, senior marine consultant at insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

There is also a gap in provision, because most existing cyber or hull insurance policies - which insure the ship itself - will not cover the risk of a navigation system being jammed or physical damage to the ship caused by a hacking attack.

"The industry is just waking up to its vulnerability," said Colin Gillespie, deputy director of loss prevention with ship insurer North.

"Perhaps it is time for insurers, reinsurers, ship operators and port operators to sit down together and consider these risks in detail. A collective response is needed - we are all under attack."

(Additional reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen in Copenhagen, Keith Wallis and Carolyn Cohn in London, Euan Rocha in Mumbai, Miyoung Kim in Singapore, Alexander Cornwell in Dubai, Michael Hirtzer in Chicago, Noor Zainab Hussain in Bangalore, Adam Jourdan and Shanghai newsroom; Editing by Pravin Char)


          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: Economic confidence soars in euro area   
Euro-area economic confidence jumped to the highest level in a decade as the European Central Bank edged toward unwinding unprecedented stimulus. An index of executive and consumer sentiment rose to 111.1 in June from 109.2 in May, the European...
          Black Lives Should Matter Long Before They're Lost   
Black Lives Should Matter Long Before They're Lost It's easier to rally people with an injustice and a clear and appealing villain to point to than with prescriptive measures that are likely to help others avoid similar terrible outcomes. This is especially true when prescriptive measures involve advising people to take responsibility and to take a hard look at problems in a community that could be changed, in part, with more responsible behaviors. I've blogged previously about the problem of out-of-wedlock births and single motherhood in the black community. Jason L. Riley at the WSJ takes a different tack, but is still looking at the framework of society for a lot of black people with the question in the subhead of his piece -- "why not focus on bad schools and job-killing regulations?"
On a certain level, the decision by BLM activists to single out policing as a major obstacle to black advancement has always defied comprehension. Police shootings have fallen dramatically in recent decades. In New York City, for example, cops shot 314 people in 1971, 93 of them fatally. In 2015, New York police shot 23 people, killing eight. Which means that police shootings and fatalities in the nation's most populous city have declined by more than 90% over the past 4½ decades. A 2016 paper released by Harvard economist Roland Fryer examined the use of force by police since 2000 in some of the country's largest urban areas and found that "blacks are 23.8 percent less likely to be shot at by police relative to whites." In theory, there is no reason these activists couldn't play a more useful role in helping blacks overcome obstacles and take advantage of opportunities that were unavailable to previous generations. But that would mean abandoning nonsensical narratives that scapegoat law enforcement for high black crime rates and instead picking more substantive fights with fellow progressives. Why not side with the hundreds of thousands of black children nationwide who linger on waiting lists for charter schools that have a proven record of narrowing the achievement gap? Why side with progressive politicians who stunt the growth of charters out of deference to powerful teachers unions that oppose school choice? ...Of course, improving educational and employment prospects for the black underclass would lower black crime rates and thus go a long way toward reducing encounters with police, the goal that is so near and dear to the Black Lives Matter movement. It's a win-win, but first the activists have to decide whether the real goal is to help black people or to help themselves.
Important point there at the end -- one I think few people consider (thanks to how race issues are now the third rail of discussion and debate today). I sometimes get hundreds of retweets and shares of a blog post, but never those about race. At least a few of those must be at least a little interesting to people, but again, major no-go area. Oh, and on the job-killing regulations, consider how the government is trying to put moms who earn money caring for others' children in their homes out of business. As I blogged previously:
Mothers have taken care of other mothers' children throughout human history, usually without death or horrible things happening. There should be no reason why a mother cannot be the judge of whether the person she wishes to leave her child with is a safe bet, rather than having the state intervene. This regulation also keeps poor women who are mothers from having an income by taking in children and caring for them. Again, women have done this throughout human history. Yes, there's always a chance a child will be injured -- maybe in the parent's own home. But a child can still be injured in that *perfectly regulated* hothouse of government regulation. Regulation is mostly keeping the childcare "industry" safe from those who'd like to enter without going to college and jumping through 26 hoops.

          “UNA MANO ALLA FAMIGLIA GREST 2017” : richiesta di contributo   
“UNA MANO ALLA FAMIGLIA GREST 2017” : richiesta di contributo
Come ogni estate, nelle nostre parrocchie, si organizzano attività educative a sostegno dei nostri ragazzi. Sappiamo che molte famiglie vertono in difficoltà economiche e spesso le parrocchie sopperiscono a queste fatiche pur di non escludere nessuno dalle proposte educative. La Diocesi di Piacenza-Bobbio ha presentato anche quest’anno un progetto dal titolo “UNA MANO ALLA FAMIGLIA […]
          Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way   
Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way I've had this idea, vis a vis the college students and others screeching that Israel must be boycotted. I strongly suggest they take the first step and toss their iPhones (Israeli technology within) and refuse life-saving medical care that stems from Israeli researchers' discoveries. At Foundation for Economic Education, Pierre-Guy Veer applies this to those seeking to ban "cultural appropriation" -- which I like to think of as human cultural and intellectual progress. Imagine, "No, no, that fire thing is our shit -- don't be cooking your meat or we'll come club you with big rocks." Veer writes:
After years of complaining about such "problems" as a white chef cooking Mexican food or about "insensitive" Halloween costumes, it looks like Social Justice Warriors have finally prevailed. The United Nations will soon discuss, at the demand of indigenous groups, a ban on so-called cultural appropriation in order to "expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines." It is rather ironic that those Natives would only want to ban "appropriation" of "their" culture. Why not push it to its logical conclusion and call for a ban on all cultural appropriation? This means that they would have to forgo every single technology that was imported from the rest of the world since 1492. In other words, they would have to abandon mathematics, writing, any form of metal casting, currency, all languages not originally from Pre-Columbus America, modern medicine, etc.
They would also not have beer. Any takers? Yoohoo? Veer traces what I think of as Canadian cheese fries:
Through contacts with other people from other cultures, any given cultural idea or tradition has become better. Take poutine for example. This meal composed of French fries, curd cheese and brown gravy has become a cultural symbol of Quebec. Some Quebecers are complaining that Canada is "appropriating" it as a national symbol and that there are poutine festivals from coast to coast. This is a rather strange way to celebrate the fact that what used to be seen as vulgar junk food is now seen as almost a delicacy with many variations - with sausage, chicken, hot sauce, etc. This "appropriation" should be celebrated because it shows that "poutine culture" is alive and well. Had it been kept within the border of Quebec, it might not even exist today since stagnation and lack of evolution is what kills ideas. Imagine for a moment that Céline Dion had decided not to start singing in English because she wanted to remain "Québécoise pure laine". Despite all her talents, she would have likely run out of authors to interpret and would unlikely have become one of the best-selling artists on the planet of all time.A slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way And considering that narrower range of French-speaking culture, she might even have stopped singing. This slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way. Keeping "non-Natives" from using traditions not typically associated with them means that only a handful would be exposed to it. Fewer people showing an interest means that their products and ideas will get less exposure and will, therefore, become a sociological or archaeological artifact rather than a living idea, limited to a few multicultural festivals.
I tweeted this and got this back: My reply to Clay:
@amyalkon @clayroutledge
That is hilarious. Also all the MacBooks & iPads at Occupy Wall Street. (Shouldn't you people be using *cuneiform* tablets?)

          Lights, camera, action: A midnight to remember   
Bridal finery, expensive Kanjeevarams, traditional dresses, chic Indian wear — all were on display as guests started arriving in Parliament by 9.15 pm.
          GST: Opposition's boycott call aimed at future political positioning ahead of upcoming state, Lok Sabha polls   
JDU breaking ranks on presidential polls and NCP, JDS, SP and BSP deciding to attend the joint sitting demonstrate fault-lines within the Opposition camp.
          Khele India drive across nation soon: PM Narendra Modi   
“We must adopt a culture where sports is appreciated starting from the family,” Modi said adding Khel Mahakumbh has encouraged a sporting culture in Gujarat.
          GST: PMO calls for all-out effort on part of Centre to ensure smooth transition   
Union ministers will be using various public forums and media to assure people that GST is going to benefit them in the long run and they need not have any apprehensions.
          GST: Pranab Mukherjee calls upon Indians to extend full cooperation   
The President reminisced how as finance minister he had introduced the Constitution Amendment Bill on March 22, 2011.
          GST across the political landscape   
Marring the government's celebrations at Parliament was the silent protest by Rajya Sabha MP Ananda Bhaskar Rapolu at Gandhi statue.
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          Manmohan Singh skips GST launch; NCP, SP attend function   
NCP chief Sharad Pawar also attended the event marking India's transition to a new indirect tax regime Goods and Services Tax (GST).
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          Farmers across India unite for common minimum agenda   
Sections of farm leaders trying to come together on a national scale for the first time are doubtful about the response the programme may get.
          PM Narendra Modi's GST is 'Grand Self-promoting Tamasha': Jairam Ramesh   
There are huge transition issues in GST. Small and medium industries and the informal economy have huge concerns. They have to be addressed, said Jairam Ramesh.
          Modi calls GST Good and Simple tax: 11 things prime minister said about India's landmark tax   
In the making since 2000, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) got a big endorsement from PM Modi, who called it India's biggest move since Independence.
          KK Venugopal appointed as new Attorney General of India   
Venugopal's name has been cleared by the office of the President of India. The 86 year old's name will soon be notified by the government.
          86 per cent wages of 1 crore workers paid within 15 days: Government   
Timely payment of wages under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) has been a major concern for the government for some time.
          Need to focus on conventional policing and crime management: Assam governor   
Purohit also said that while counter insurgency has remained the primary focus, there is a need to focus on conventional policing and crime management.
          PM Narendra Modi bats for sports as career, hails spirit of athletes   
"There is a mentality among people that sports cannot be taken up as a career. I want to change that thought process," he said.
          GST Mumbai zone to have 21 commissionerates   
There will be 21 commissionerates in the GST Mumbai zone, pared down from the existing 27 under the Service Tax and Central Excise departments.
          Economist: Türkiye mültecilere bakıyor ama onları entegre edemiyor   
Economist dergisi, 'Yeni Komşular' başlıklı makalede, Türkiye'deki Suriyeli mültecilerini durumunu ele aldı.
          Comentário sobre O capitalismo está ficando ainda mais cruel e enganador, e não estamos conseguindo reagir à altura por Delcio   
Caros amigos, O capitalismo realmente é cruel, pois não está preocupado em lhe dar paz e amor, não está preocupado com temas como saúde, educação, segurança, meio ambiente, com guerras ou paz. Não é este o foco do capitalismo, pois, isso é dever do estado. Um estado capitalista é um estado pouco interferente, interfere o minimo na economia para que as regras de mercado estabilizem pra onde vai o valor da moeda e dos bens oferecidos ao cidadão. E o mais importante, nenhuma das empresas capitalistas te obrigará a comprar seus produtos ou serviços, não te obriga a pegar empréstimos e pagar os juros cobrados pelos bancos, não te obriga a fazer o que você não quer. Por outro lado, quando se fala em comunismo ou socialismo, há interferência forte do estado, diferente do estado capitalista pouco interferente. O estado, independente de ser capitalista ou socialista cobra impostos para manter suas atividades, se gasta muito interfere muito e sendo socialista há uma serie de "benefícios", não só para o povo mas, para os servidores públicos que extrapolam o bom senso. Fácil de comprovar, necessita de real interesse, estados socialistas interferem profundamente na sociedade como determinação de cotas sociais, ao invés de distribuição por merecimento, retirada de direitos como o direito a auto defesa, imaginando que os delinquentes do país vão respeitar as regras por ele impostas, separação da sociedades por classes que tem mais prerrogativas que outras, como definição de feminicídio como se o homicídio de um homem fosse menos importante que aquele, pra mim é assassinato do mesmo jeito e deveria ser punido com o mesmo rigor, benesses absurdas ao ocupantes de autos cargos do estado, punições brandas aos crimes de colarinho branco, etc.... Reflitam, estão entendendo, realmente, o que é o capitalismo? Não estão querendo que o capitalismo faça o papel do estado, ao invés de cobrar do estado seu papel?
          Entrepreneurs Thrive In The Czech Republic   
Once a state-controlled socialist economy, Czech Republic has become a vibrant and exciting playground for entrepreneurial minds. Michael Marez of Forbes Czech Republic discusses Czech entrepreneurs and what they can offer to the world.
          El Gobierno activa el financiamiento de un grupo de bancos por US$ 1500 millones para pagar la deuda del 2017 (La Nación)   


Así lo dispuso al publicar la emisión de bonos Bonar 2024, que actúan como garantía de esta operación acordada a principios de año con bancos por un total de 6000 millones de dólares


El Gobierno comenzó a activar hoy el financiamiento que acordó con un grupo de bancos para avanzar en el pago del programa de pago de la deuda de este año.

Así lo informaron fuentes del Ministerio de Finanzas que conduce Luis Caputo, en referencia a las resoluciones publicadas hoy en el Boletín Oficial que dan cuenta de esta operación.

Se trata de la activación de un primer tramo, de US$ 1500 millones, del denominado REPO, acordado por Finanzas a principios de año con un grupo de bancos, que aportaron US$ 1000 millones cada uno, entre el Santander, BBVA Francés, Citi, HSBC, JP Morgan y Deutsche Bank; a ellos se sumó ahora Nomura.

Esta operación, que tiene títulos como garantía por US$ 6000 millones, es a 18 meses de plazo y con una tasa de Libor más 290 puntos básicos.


Para activarlo, el Gobierno dispuso la emisión del bono Bonar 2024 que, justamente, se le coloca a los bancos como garantía hasta que finalice dicho préstamo. El Gobierno le vendió los bonos a estos bancos con la condición de que no pueden revenderlo en el mercado; además, ya tiene pactada su recompra una vez que termine el plazo del REPO.

Según la resolución 89/2017 de Finanzas, "dispónese la ampliación de la emisión de los "bonos Bonar 2024, emitidos originalmente por la Resolución Nº 26 de fecha 30 de abril de 2014 de la Secretaría de Finanzas del entonces Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas Públicas por hasta un valor de dólares US$ 4000 millones, los que se colocarán mediante operaciones de venta de títulos públicos y su recompra en una fecha posterior".


Además, en una resolución conjunta de Finanzas y Hacienda, se ordenó "la concertación de operaciones de venta de los Bonos de la Nación Argentina en dólares estadounidenses 8,75% (Bonar 2024) emitidos mediante la Resolución N° 89 de fecha 12 de junio de 2017 del Ministerio de Finanzas y su recompra en una fecha posterior, a ser realizada entre la REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA como vendedor y Nomura Securities International y el banco Santander Rio como compradores."

Fuente: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2038465-el-gobierno-activa-un-prestamo-de-un-grupo-de-bancos-por-us-1500-millones-para-pagar-la-deuda-de-este-ano

          Amplían la emisión de Bonar 2024 por hasta u$s4.000 millones (iProfesional)   


Lo dispuso el Ministerio de Finanzas mediante una Resolución que tiene como fecha el 12 de junio. Los bonos se colocarán mediante operaciones de venta


El Ministerio de Finanzas, a cargo de Luis Caputo, dispuso la ampliación de la emisión de los Bonos de la Nación Argentina en dólares 8,75% 2024 (Bonar 2024) por un monto nominal de hasta u$s4.000 millones, según dispone una resolución publicada en el Boletín Oficial.

La Resolución 89-E, del 12 de junio, establece que estos bonos se colocarán mediante operaciones de venta de títulos públicos y su recompra en una fecha posterior.

También se indicó que la Oficina Nacional de Crédito Público, dependiente de la Subsecretaría de Financiamiento de la Secretaría de Finanzas, ha informado que esta operación se encuentra dentro de los límites establecidos en la Ley 27.341 de Presupuesto General de la Administración Nacional, para el Ejercicio 2017.


Los Bonar 2024 fueron emitidos originalmente por la Resolución 26 del 30 de abril de 2014, de la Secretaría de Finanzas del entonces Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas Públicas.

Fuente: http://www.iprofesional.com/notas/252068-bonos-titulos-publicos--Amplian-la-emision-de-Bonar-2024-por-hasta-us4000-millones

          Vino, ¿bebida nacional?: las importaciones desde Chile son récord y ya explican el 15% del consumo interno (iProfesional)   


El país vecino se convirtió en el principal proveedor externo. La causa es que los stocks están al límite y que las últimas dos cosechas figuran entre las peores desde los años `60. Sin embargo, alertan que los precios más bajos y las facilidades aduaneras también alientan el negocio


Por estos días, nadie debe verse sorprendido si, recorriendo las góndolas de supermercados, en botellas y envases tetrabrik de vino aparece una leyenda que informe "origen: Chile".

Los principales jugadores de la industria hoy están motorizando un nivel de importaciones desde el país vecino que está marcando un récord histórico.

Los productores vitícolas, que hacía tiempo venían reclamando una recomposición de los precios del kilo de uva –que durante años estuvo amesetado-, ven una amenaza concreta en el continuo ingreso de cientos de camiones con tanques cargados con vino, a través de la cordillera.

El flujo alcanza tal nivel que organizaciones como la Asociación de Viñateros Independientes de San Juan hasta evaluaron realizar piquetes en las rutas para evitar el avance de la competencia chilena.


La tensión en su momento alcanzó tal nivel que, en el marco de un encuentro con productores, el secretario de Agregado de Valor de la Nación, Néstor Roulet, afirmó que el Gobierno estaba monitoreando este flujo de importaciones ante la posibilidad de que se trate de una competencia desleal.

“Estamos viendo si se trata de un caso de dumping y si es así, el Gobierno Nacional se va a involucrar”, disparó el funcionario.


El gobernador de San Juan, Sergio Uñac, es uno de los que más viene protestando por el ingreso de camiones cargados con producto chileno.

"Importar vino sólo para bajar el precio no nos parece una medida acertada”, afirmó recientemente el mandatario provincial.

En este contexto, Mendoza viene de tomar medidas: a comienzos de año, la administración de Alfredo Cornejo aplicó un aumento de la alícuota de Ingresos Brutos al vino importado que ingrese a ese territorio, elevándola del 4% al 6%.

Con esta medida, buscó darle más protección a los productores cuyanos, en medio de las crecientes quejas por estas operaciones.

Para ponerlo en perspectiva, los últimos datos del Instituto Nacional de Vitivinicultura son reveladores: entre enero y mayo se importó vino a granel por 52,6 millones de litros.

El último récord desde que hay registros correspondía a 2010, cuando a lo largo de 12 meses se realizaron compras al exterior por 28,7 millones de litros.

Esto significa que, en apenas cinco meses, ya casi se duplicó ese volumen anual.


Hay otro dato revelador: según el INV, las bodegas despacharon al mercado interno 334,8 millone de litros fraccionados, en parte complementados con la ofertaimportada, dado que los grandes establecimientos envasan el granel que llega del país vecino y lo introducen en el circuito comercial.

Así las cosas, los 52,6 millones de litros que llegaron desde Chile hoy representan el 15% del volumen comercializado en el mercado interno.

O, dicho en otras palabras, por cada 10 litros que hasta mayo se comercializaron en la Argentina, más de 1,5 litros fueron en realidad producidos en el país vecino.

¿Oportunidad o falta de stock?
A medida que se potenció la importación, las críticas de los viñateros se hicieron más fuertes, dado que consideran este flujo como una forma directa de ponerle un tope a los precios de la materia prima en el mercado interno.

Fuentes del sector detallaron a iProfesional que el valor del vino a granel chileno, puesto en la puerta de una bodega en Mendoza, puede ser entre 15% y 25% más económico que el nacional, dado que la escasez generada por la caída de la producción durante las últimas dos cosechas disparó los valores de la materia primera.

Sin embargo, para el consultor Javier Merino, director de Área del Vino, no se trata de maniobras especulativassino de una necesidad real y concreta de abastecer la demanda.

"Las dos últimas cosechas, 2016 y 2017, fueron las peores de los últimos cincuenta años. Por eso, no debe extrañarnos que las importaciones también sean récord", acota.

Granizo, lluvias en los momentos menos propicios y hasta heladas, configuraron un cuadro difícil para varias zonas productivas de Mendoza y San Juan.

El experto agrega que "el año pasado, por la pérdida de parte de la producción, se limpiaron los stocks. Y una segunda vendimia también floja generó que no hoy no haya suficiente vino como para abastecer la demanda".

Según datos del INV, durante esta campaña se recolectaron 19,5 millones de quintales de uva. Si bien esta cifra fue superior a los 17,3 millones del año previo, se trató de un nivel que igualmente estuvo lejos delregistro histórico.


"En los últimos 20 años, el promedio de la cosecha es de cerca de 25 millones de quintales. Es decir que venimos de dos vendimias que se ubicaron muy por debajo y esto afectó los niveles de stock", afirma Carlos Fiochetta, gerente de la Corporación Vitivinícola Argentina (COVIAR).

El directivo señala que "hubo zonas de Mendoza que tradicionalmente tenían rendimientos de unos 10.000 kilos por hectárea pero que, por cuestiones climáticas, los dos últimos años mostraron caídas de hasta el 50%".

Más allá de esto, el directivo confía en que los flujos de importación deberían ir bajando, dado que en estos días están comenzando a liberarse al mercado parte de la cosecha 2017.

"Esto va a ayudar a recomponer los inventarios, por eso la proyección es que las compras a Chile no sigan creciendo e, incluso, bajen con fuerza", apunta Fiochetta.

Cerveza versus vino
Cabe destacar que, según Fiochetta, casi la totalidad de la producción que se importa desde Chile se destina a vinos sin denominación de variedad, que representan cerca del 80% de la oferta. La gran mayoría se comercializa en envases tetrabrik.

Este segmento conforma la base de la pirámide del consumo y es responsables de movilizar el amperímetro de ventas.

En este contexto, Merino advierte que esta bebida es uno de los productos más castigados por el bajón de la demanda.

Cabe destacar que en la Argentina el consumo percápita está estancado en torno a los 25 litros per cápita.

En la década del 70, cuando era común almorzar con vino y la cerveza no arrasaba en el market share, se superaban los 80 litros.

"Hemos llegado a un piso mínimo histórico. Pero así y todo, como las últimas cosechas fueron malas y no hay stock, no hay suficiente volumen. Y esto provocó que se disparara el precio, lo cual es preocupante, porque porcada peso que sube el litro, hay miles de consumidoresque dejan de comprar o buscan alternativas, como la cerveza", apunta Merino.

Si bien el consumo de esta última bebida también se vio afectado por la crisis, lo cierto es que supera holgadamente al vino, con más de 41 litros anuales per cápita.

Por eso, el consultor considera que "estas importaciones no sólo defienden a los consumidores, sino que también a la industria, porque cada litro que se pierde en manos de la cerveza, luego es muy difícilde recuperar".

Sufren las exportaciones


Como consecuencia de los menores stocks, además de tener que importar más, el complejo vitivinícola argentino padeció un desplome de las ventas al exterior.

Según datos del INV, entre enero y mayo se exportaron 127 millones de litros de vino a granel, lo que implicó un derrumbe del 48%.

En tanto que los envíos de mosto concentrado –utilizado por la industria alimenticia como endulzante- totalizaron apenas 21.700 hectolitros, una fuerte baja de casi 53%.

Frente a estos números, Fiochetta afirma que hay dos cuestiones que se potenciaron y que forzaron este escenario: la fuerte suba de precios y los problemas de competitividad cambiaria.

"El vino a granel y el mosto depende mucho del factorprecio. Con las bajas cosechas de los últimos años el producto se volvió muy caro para los exportadores y los dejó fuera de competencia, a lo que se suma el contexto macroeconómico del país", apunta.

Cabe destacar que los despachos al exterior de vino embotellado también se están viendo castigados: hasta mayo se exportaron 744.200 hectolitros, casi 10% menos que en el mismo período del año pasado.

Merino es contundente al afirmar que "en las gamas más bajas de precios, los costos no cierran".

A esto, el experto suma un cambio en las tendencias a nivel mundial: "El mercado internacional se ha puesto muy pesado. Ya no se puede aspirar a crecer a tasas chinas, porque los países productores europeos se pusieron muy competitivos y agresivos en los mercados importadores más dinámicos".

Por eso Merino afirma que "hoy no tenemos ninguna ventaja competitiva diferencial. A lo máximo que podemos aspirar hoy es a crecer en sintonía con la expansión del PBI mundial, es decir, a un promedio del 2% a 3% anual".

Para hacer frente a la situación, desde la Coviar vienen pidiendo una serie de beneficios fundamentales para apuntalar a esta economía regional estratégica.

Entre las medidas, Fiochetta menciona un aumento de los reintegros a las exportaciones o compensacionespara fletes, dados los elevados costos logísticos que enfrentan las bodegas.

Fuente: http://www.iprofesional.com/notas/252022-malbec-vino-competitividad-cambiaria-Vino-bebida-nacional-las-importaciones-desde-Chile-son-record-y-ya-explican-el-15-del-consumo-interno-

          Tasa interés clave Chile, totalmente compatible con condiciones economía: jefe Banco Central (Reuters)   


LONDRES (Reuters) - El nivel de la tasa de interés referencial en Chile es "totalmente compatible" con las condiciones de la economía local, dijo el viernes el presidente del Banco Central, Mario Marcel, durante su participación en un foro con inversionistas en Londres.

La declaración del jefe del instituto emisor refuerza sus comentarios de principios de mes sobre que la Tasa de Política Monetaria (TPM) ha llegado a un nivel coherente con una inflación de 3,0 por ciento en el horizonte de proyección.

Las tasas de interés "son totalmente compatible con las condiciones", dijo Marcel a periodistas en el marco de la conferencia "Chile Day" en Londres, agregando que el balance de riesgo para la economía estaba balanceado actualmente.

Los comentarios de Marcel ocurren cuando algunos economistas en Chile comienzan a estimar que habría espacio para un recorte más del tipo rector en la segunda mitad del año.


Para intentar reanimar una deprimida actividad local, el Banco Central ha recortado la TPM en 100 puntos base a un 2,5 por ciento en lo que va del año y en su última reunión el consejo cambio en el sesgo de su política hacia uno "flexible" o neutral en espera de que el impulso monetario permee a la economía.

El Banco Central disminuyó recientemente su cálculo de expansión del Producto Interno Bruto (PIB) del 2017 hacia un rango de 1,0 a 1,75 por ciento, desde un pronóstico previo de 1,0 a 2,0 por ciento.

En cuanto al mercado cambiario, Marcel dijo que la moneda local no se había desviado de sus fundamentos recientemente.

Reporte de Marc Jones. Escrito por Antonio de la Jara. Editado por Gabriela Donoso

Fuente: http://lta.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idLTAKBN19L1UA-OUSLB

          Gasto del consumidor en EEUU sube levemente en mayo (Reuters)   


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - El gasto del consumidor en Estados Unidos aumentó modestamente en mayo y la inflación se enfrió, lo que apunta a una lenta pero sostenida expansión económica que aún podría llevar a la Reserva Federal a volver a subir las tasas de interés antes de fin de año.

El Departamento de Comercio dijo el viernes que el gasto del consumidor, que representa más de dos tercios de la actividad económica de Estados Unidos, se elevó 0,1 por ciento el mes pasado, en línea con lo previsto, y que los precios por fuera de alimentos y energía subieron 1,4 por ciento frente a mayo del 2016.

El crecimiento más lento en el gasto de los consumidores siguió a lecturas sólidas en abril y marzo. La economía todavía parece camino a una expansión más fuerte en el segundo trimestre, tras un avance magro en los primeros tres meses del año.


El índice de precios de gastos personales de consumo (PCE) cayó 0,1 por ciento en mayo frente a abril. Excluyendo alimentos y energía, el indicador subió 0,1 por ciento.

Reporte de Jason Lange; Editado en español por Ana Laura Mitidieri

Fuente: http://lta.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idLTAKBN19L1T6-OUSLB

          Datos oficiales muestran el retroceso del mercado laboral. Suben el empleo precario y el estatal (Página 12)   


La industria sigue perdiendo empleos

La información del SIPA-Anses revela que la industria destruyó 41.600 puestos en abril pasado respecto al mismo mes del año anterior. En forma global, hubo un aumento de 138 mil por el registro de monotributistas, alza de estatales y en construcción.


El proceso de destrucción de empleo industrial no se detiene según las estadísticas laborales difundidas por el Ministerio de Trabajo. En abril las actividades manufactureras y las petroleras sumaban 41.600 puestos de trabajo perdidos en relación al mismo período del año pasado. El cierre de la planta productora de snacks de la estadounidense Pepsico en Vicente López, la reducción de personal decidida por Puma en sus empresas de calzado e indumentaria ubicadas en La Rioja y la baja definitiva de las persianas anticipada por la química Lanxess en Zárate representan los exponentes más recientes de un proceso que es acompañado de manera pasiva por el Ministerio de Trabajo.



Sin embargo, los niveles de empleo registrado totales muestran una variación favorable. Los datos oficiales muestran que durante el cuarto mes del año hubo 138 mil asalariados más que en el mismo período de 2016. Los registros utilizados por los funcionarios para celebrar una supuesta recuperación laboral ocultan que prácticamente la mitad de esos nuevos puestos de trabajo se explican por la inscripción de nuevos monotributistas: en un año se registró un incremento neto de 68 mil individuos. No se trata de creación de nuevos empleos sino de un proceso de “blanqueo” de una situación laboral precaria a través de esa modalidad. El fenómeno responde a la extensión de la Asignación Universal por Hijo a ese colectivo de trabajadores en abril del año pasado.

El resto de los rubros que compensan el impacto de la apertura comercial y la contracción de la demanda interna sobre la actividad manufacturera son el empleo público con 32.700 empleos en un año, los monotributistas sociales al sumar otros 32.000 y la construcción con 24.200 puestos. Tres sectores dependientes del gasto y la inversión estatal.

La estabilización de las estadísticas laborales celebrada por la Casa Rosada desde comienzos de año no refleja una reactivación de la economía, sino como el resultado de una política social dispuesta por el Gobierno que balancea a nivel global las consecuencias de la política macroeconómica. Los puestos de trabajo en relación de dependencia en actividades industriales destruidos se compensan por la inscripción de individuos que trabajaban en condiciones irregulares en el monotributo ya que pueden mantener sus derechos en materia de asignaciones familiares y lograr cierta cobertura adicional.

El escenario descripto por el Indec para el primer trimestre cuando la desocupación ascendió hasta 9,2 por ciento, el registro más elevado en una década para un período enero-marzo, acompaña esa dinámica. Con una nueva configuración se mantienen “estadísticamente estables” los niveles de empleo registrado mientras que el incremento en el desempleo lo explican la destrucción de puestos más vulnerables.

Los datos publicados ayer por la cartera laboral tampoco dan cuenta de una mejora sostenida durante los primeros meses del año. En abril la cantidad de trabajadores registrados anotó un retroceso mensual de 22.300 trabajadores que, cuando se depuran los elementos específicos del período, arroja una variación positiva de 12.200 trabajadores. Los datos se construyen sobre un universo de 12 millones de trabajadores en la actividad privada, el sector público y el monotributo social que figuran en los registros administrativos del SIPA de la Anses.

En abril, la cantidad de asalariados del sector privado se contrajo en 50.600 puestos de trabajo frente al mes anterior, mientras que la medición sin estacionalidad arrojó un reducción de 1500 puestos mensuales. Las caídas fueron generalizadas y ni siquiera se salvó la construcción que había comenzado a ofrecer un impulso incipiente.

En la industria manufacturera la caída fue de 5700 empleos que, en los registros desestacionalizados maca 2200 puestos menos. La mayor caída mensual la muestra el empleo agropecuario con una reducción estimada de 15.200 empleos. Esa dinámica está asociada a la terminación de las cosechas durante el verano ya que los registros depurados arrojan un alza de 1600 puestos. La construcción, por su parte, se mantuvo estable en la comparación mensual y en la medición sin estacionalidad anotó una suba de 3500 empleos.

Las autoridades de la cartera laboral publicaron ayer la Encuesta de Indicadores Laborales (EIL) que en mayo mostró una leve variación positiva de 0,5 por ciento respecto al mismo mes del año anterior y se mantuvo estable en la comparación contra el mes anterior. Este comportamiento se explica por una mejora del 8,7 por ciento interanual en la construcción y del 2,9 por ciento en los rubros vinculados al comercio. Como sucede con los datos del SIPA, el impulso en el sector privado es contrarrestado por la sostenida caída en la industria manufacturera que para la encuesta marcó un retroceso del 4 por ciento interanual el mes pasado.

Fuente: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/46987-la-industria-sigue-perdiendo-empleos

          El Nación anunció líneas de crédito y promete ser más ágil y flexible para prestar (La Nación)   


Quiere desembolsar $ 35.000 millones hasta fin de año en nuevos préstamos, a tasas atractivas


El Banco Nación se propone colocar nuevos créditos por un total de $ 35.000 millones hasta que termine el año. Así lo anunció ayer su presidente, Javier González Fraga, al explicar a la prensa la fuerte demanda que está recibiendo de préstamos hipotecarios y anunciar el lanzamiento de una línea básicamente destinada a financiar capital de trabajo e inversiones de pequeñas y medianas empresas de todo tipo de actividad, pero que tendrá capítulos especiales para emprendedores, desarrolladores inmobiliarios, empresas de colectivos de corta y media distancia y hasta municipios.

Las líneas estarán disponibles en "pesos, dólares y UVA", explicó, en relación al indexador que se aplica a la moneda nacional para abaratar cuotas y alargar plazos.


Los créditos en pesos llegarán a 15 años de plazo y se ofrecen a una tasa fija del 15% anual por los primeros 3 años, y luego variable según tasa Badlar (la que paga la banca por plazos fijos mayoristas).

Pero serán adaptables al tipo de actividad: "La línea aplicable a economías regionales mantendrá el plazo máximo de 15 años, pero tendrá hasta 5 años de gracia, para adaptarse a las necesidades de cada producción; la que vamos a destinar a productores agropecuarios y lecheros contempla hasta 3 años de gracia", explicó González Fraga, en relación al período en que el tomador sólo estaría obligado a pagar el interés por el financiamiento recibido, pero sin devolver capital durante ese lapso. Los créditos en dólares, por normativa sólo accesible para exportadores, sus proveedores o quienes integren una cadena de exportación, tendrán una tasa del 2% anual a un año, que sube al 4% cuando el plazo se ubique entre los 3 y los 7 años.

A su vez, la opción en UVA, que ya se aplica con muy buena aceptación en créditos hipotecarios, se generalizará a una tasa del 5% sobre el indexador que replica la inflación. Precisamente por la demanda que tienen esos créditos para la vivienda, González Fraga estimó que la mitad de la meta de colocación que se puso saldría en nuevas hipotecas. "Tenemos 94.000 pedidos en evaluación y estamos financiado la construcción de otras 17.000 viviendas, porque queremos operar sobre la oferta y la demanda inmobiliaria tratando de prevenir burbujas en los precios", explicó. Incluso confió que el banco está tercerizando la evaluación de riesgo para ganar dinamismo en la colocación.

El presidente del BNA se preocupó por transmitir que el banco será mucho más activo en la colocación y oferta de créditos. "Cuando asumí el banco tenía un exceso de liquidez", dijo, en elíptica crítica a su antecesor, Carlos Melconian. La expansión crediticia se fondeará "desarmando cartera hoy puesta en pases o Lebac", detalló.


El plan, presentado hace más de un mes a los gerentes de la entidad, y denominado Carlos Pellegrini ("es alguien que admiro", dijo), se basa en ganar agilidad en la colocación de los préstamos que estarán disponibles desde fines de julio. Y dijo que eso ahora es posible por los cambios que aplicó a las normas el BCRA al simplificar trámites y flexibilizar criterios de evaluación".

Fuente: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2038031-el-nacion-anuncio-lineas-de-credito-y-promete-ser-mas-agil-y-flexible-para-prestar

          ¿Apertura indiscriminada?: las estadísticas relativizan que la economía esté viviendo una lluvia de importaciones (iProfesional)   


En su plataforma de campaña, Cristina Kirchner denunció que se está entregando el mercado interno a la empresas extranjeras y volvió a encender el debate. En el Gobierno lo niegan pero, como contrapartida, se oponen a volver al "cerrojo" aduanero. Cuáles son los rubros más y menos dinámicos


La polémica por las importaciones se está potenciando en plena carrera hacia las PASO.

El tercero de los 15 puntos que conforman la plataforma de campaña del frente Unidad Ciudadana que impulsa Cristina Kirchner, de hecho, se refiere a la defensa de la industria nacional.

Para ponerlo en perspectiva, este ítem está por encima de otros que forman parte del corazón de las críticas del kirchnerismo hacia el plan de gobierno de Cambiemos, como las tarifas, el endeudamiento externo o la "bicicleta financiera".

En un duro análisis, el documento advierte que "está en marcha un plan de apertura total e indiscriminada de la economía".

Además, señala que "por primera vez desde 1975 cae el PBI y aumentan las importaciones de bienes de consumo", un juego de variables que los economistas que acompañan a Cristina consideran que lo único que genera es "entregar el ya reducido mercado interno a las empresas extranjeras".

La economista Fernanda Vallejos, que encabeza lista de diputados nacionales, también está calentando el debate y centrando sus críticas en el boom de compras al exterior.


La nueva referente K afirmó que hay dos argentinas: una mayoría que "dejó de consumir bienes esenciales", como alimentos, y una minoría que "compra motos o autos de alta gama importados".

La realidad es que en los últimos meses es cierto que se evidenció un mayor movimiento de marcas internacionales.

En el caso del rubro automotor, están desembarcando compañías generalistas como Geely, de China, hasta otras de súper lujo, como Lotus.

En el rubro alimentos, basta recorrer las góndolas de los supermercados para observar una proliferación de quesos de Francia o de marcas de fideos italianos, con salsas de tomate incluidas.

En indumentaria, tiendas como Zara, que hasta hace un par de años tenían un 90% de su oferta conformada por prendas nacionales, ahora ofrecen pantalones, remeras y camisas de Singapur o Tailandia.

Una recorrida por comercios permite comprobar que hay una "efervescencia importadora". ¿Pero alcanza todo esto para considerar esta tendencia como una verdadera avalancha?

En diálogo con iProfesional, el economista Gabriel Caamaño Gómez, del Estudio Ledesma destaca que "el Gobierno, en un principio avanzó bastante rápido, pero luego puso un poco el pie en el freno".

Al analizar la foto actual, el analista precisa que "hoy no se puede hablar de una apertura fulminante. Los datos muestran que se está lejos todavía de los niveles de otros años".

Entre enero y mayo, las importaciones totalizaronu$s24.800 millones, con un alza interanual del 12%. Sin embargo, descontada la variable precios, en volúmenes el alza fue sustancialmente menor: 7,4%.

Además, este registro es menor al récord histórico -para ese período-, que tuvo lugar en pleno kirchnerismo, más precisamente en 2013, antes del reforzamiento del cepo cambiario y aduanero.

En ese entonces, la "factura" a pagar por compras al mundo ascendió a casi u$s29.600 millones.

Es decir que el nivel actual se encuentra un 16% por debajo de ese récord. No sólo eso, el registro de este año incluso está por debajo del de 2011, 2012 y 2014 (ver cuadro).


En este punto, Marcelo Elizondo, ex director de Fundación ExportAr, apunta que "es cierto que las importaciones están creciendo. Pero lo que estamos viendo es una recomposición, porque veníamos de niveles bajísimos".

El analista va más allá y afirma que, en base al ranking del Banco Mundial, la Argentina está entre los cincopaíses con el ratio más bajo entre importaciones y PBI.

En este contexto, Elizondo reflota la fórmula que establece que por cada punto que se pretenda crezca la economía, entonces las compras al mundo deberán hacerlo en tres puntos.

"Esto se debe a que la mayor parte de lo que ingresa del exterior está destinado a la industria", completa.

Sin embargo, los analistas sí reconocen que, especialmente en bienes de consumo, hay ramas deactividad “sensibles” que están sufriendo una mayor competencia importada.

Pero trazan una diferencia: consideran que el problema principal no está causado únicamente por este flujo, sino por la combinación de este factor con el achicamiento del mercado por el enfriamiento del consumo.

La "letra chica" de los bienes de capital
En la última cumbre entre el presidente Mauricio Macri y la cúpula de la Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA), el tema de las importaciones estuvo entre los principales puntos de la agenda del día.

Tras la reunión, el propio titular de la entidad, Miguel Acevedo reveló que, ante la preocupación planteada, los funcionarios respondieron que el incremento de las compras al mundo no hace sino "aumentar la competitividad de las empresas".

Básicamente, porque gran parte de las mismas son maquinarias e insumos para la industria.

¿Se están importando más bienes de capital? Las estadísticas, a grandes rasgos, así lo confirman.

Entre enero y mayo entraron "fierros" por u$s5.334 millones, un 18% más que en 2016, al tiempo que esta cifra se ubicó un 15% por encima del promedio de la última década.

Sin embargo, todavía se encuentra por debajo del récord, que se logró en 2011, cuando se habían superado los u$s5.500 millones en ese rubro (ver cuadro).


Pero hay un detalle: no todo lo que entró fueron máquinas para industrias. El 30% de ese total fue material de transporte, lo que incluye desde aviones hasta trenes y vías férreas.

Es decir que parte del crecimiento de los bienes decapital estuvo explicado por el empuje de la obrapública. De hecho, descontado este efecto, las compras al mundo de maquinaria crecen en realidad a un ritmo del 10%, 8 puntos menos.

En este contexto, desde la Cámara Argentina de Fabricantes de Maquinaria Agrícola (CAFMA) advierten que hay "luces rojas" por los niveles de importación de silos, equipos de fumigación y sembradoras.

Sin embargo, para Caamaño Gómez, "cuando se vienen de tantos años de restricciones, los números pueden confundir más que aclarar".

A modo de ejemplo, entre enero y mayo las importaciones de sembradoras se dispararon un llamativo 1.100%. Básicamente porque ingresaron 65 unidades frente a las 5 que habían ingresado el año pasado.

Insumos y componentes, al compás de la industria
De los casi u$s24.800 millones totales de compras al mundo, casi el 50% correspondió a dos categorías: insumos y partes piezas para bienes de capital.

El primer grupo es un "termómetro" clave que sirve para ver la evolución de la actividad productiva.

Y los números reflejan el pobre dinamismo:

-Durante los primeros cinco meses ingresaron materias primas por u$s6.800 millones.

-Esto representó una tibia suba del 3% en divisas, mientras que en cantidades hubo una caída del 3%. Es decir, el alza estuvo explicado sólo por los mayoresprecios.

-Además, el registro de este año está un 20% por debajo del récord de 2011 e, incluso, es 5,5% menor que el promedio de la última década (ver cuadro).


Esto se vincula al muy lento despegue de la actividadfabril.

Según el Índice de Producción Industrial de FIEL, si bien en mayo se registró un crecimiento interanual del 4,3%, en el acumulado del año el indicador todavía está enterreno negativo (-1%).

Respecto de las importaciones de partes y piezas para bienes de capital, se observa una situación muy similar: las compras al exterior están un 23% por debajo del récord histórico para ese período, alcanzado en 2013.


En este capítulo se incluyen desde agropartes hasta componentes para el ensamblado de celulares, que vienen cayendo por la menor demanda interna de electro.

Autos: fuerte salto

Las compras de autos al exterior, principalmente desde Brasil, sí se han disparado. De hecho, es el rubro más dinámico.

Entre enero y mayo, la "factura" sumó u$s2.430 millones, un 45% más que en igual lapso de 2016 y exactamente el doble que en 2015.

Sin embargo, en este caso tampoco se puede hablar de récord: la marca histórica corresponde a 2013, año en el que casi se toca el millón de 0Km patentados (ver cuadro).


Hay varias razones por las cuales entran más autos:

-En la Argentina ya se dejaron de fabricar varios modelos chicos y populares, como los Chevrolet Classic y Agile o el Renault Clio Mio.

-Este faltante de oferta está siendo complementado con vehículos producidos en Brasil, cuya industria está especializada en autos compactos.

-Además, el país vecino sigue en crisis y está volcando casi el 70% de sus exportaciones en la Argentina. Esta sobreoferta permite que las unidades lleguen a precios bonificados.

-A esto se suma el atraso cambiario, que potenció el mercado de las marcas premium, como Audi, BMW, Mini, con tasas de crecimiento de entre 100% y 300%.

En este contexto, la industria automotriz está operando por debajo del 50% de su capacidad. Esto lo padecen los fabricantes de componentes.

De hecho, la autopartista Hutchinson, del grupo Total Argentina, acaba de iniciar el proceso de cierre de su planta ubicada en Martínez, debido a "la falta de competitividad de la plaza local y el alto costo de mantener la empresa en funcionamiento".

Pese a todo, desde AFAC, la cámara sectorial, no hablan de avalancha. Pero sí de una suerte de "goteo continuo", potenciado por la crisis de Brasil y una mayor agresividad de China.

Más bienes de consumo, menos ventas
Este rubro, junto con el de autos, es de los más dinámicos. De hecho, con u$s3.288 millonesacumulados durante los primeros cinco meses sí se puede hablar de récord.

Así y todo, la cifra es muy similar a la de otros años en los que también se evidenciaba un avance del atraso cambiario, como 2013.


El problema para industrias como la del calzado, textil y línea blanca, por nombrar algunas, es que estos mayores flujos se están combinando con una contracción de la demanda interna.

En algunos casos sí hay un "boom", mientras que en otros, la situación se moderó.

Ariel Schale, director ejecutivo de la Fundación ProTejer, una entidad emblema de los llamados "sectores sensibles", confirma a iProfesional que "si bien es cierto que se incrementó la entrada de textiles, sobre todo de producto terminado, el mayor problema no es tanto este flujo sino la retracción del consumo interno".

"El tema de las importaciones es un factor adicional, pero la ´guadaña´que está afectando al sector es lacaída de las ventas", agrega.

En el caso de la industria del calzado, la entrada de productos de Asia o Brasil creció 21% en volúmenes en el primer cuatrimestre, según Fecoba.

Esta industria todavía ostenta un predominio del 80% del mercado interno, de la mano de cerca de 100 millones de pares anuales.

Sin embargo, con el consumo interno en baja, hubo empresas que debieron cerrar sus puertas, como fue el caso de Herzo o Unisol, que fabricaban zapatillas bajo la marca Puma.

En este contexto, surgen las tensiones. Fabricantes de calzados vienen reclamando más protección, pero en el Gobierno tienen la visión de que una mayor competencia externa le pone un techo a los precios, tal como está sucediendo con las notebooks, tras la eliminación de aranceles.

Dentro de los bienes de consumo también están los alimentos: en el caso de los elaborados, acumulan un alza del 36%, mientras que los básicos (como frutas o verduras), subieron 22%.

Para los analistas, parte de este ingreso está vinculado con el atraso cambiario, que alienta la entrada de fideos italianos, quesos franceses, jamón español y chocolates suizos, por nombrar algunos ejemplos.

Sin embargo, para Caamaño Gómez, se trata de productos de alto valor que no compiten de manera directa con la oferta local y, además, su incidenciasobre el total es muy baja.

En diálogo con iProfesional, uno de los representantes exclusivos de una reconocida marca de pasta italiana, con presencia en supermercados, asegura que “la participación global no llega al 1%”.

En lácteos se registró un salto del 175% de las compras al exterior. Esto explica por qué las góndolas se poblaron de quesos Philadelphia, de camembert con sello de Francia y hasta de chedar de Brasil.

Sin embargo, las cifras son elocuentes: las importaciones sumaron u$s11 millones, mientras que las exportaciones totalizaron u$s290 millones.

“Se vende al mundo por una cifra casi 30 veces superior a lo que ingresa. Esto, sin contar los miles de millones de pesos que mueve el mercado interno con producción nacional”, argumenta una fuente cercana a la Secretaría de Comercio.

El técnico reconoce que en una economía dinámica, el ingreso de lácteos importados "no generaría ruido”, por la bajísima incidencia en el mercado total.

Sin embargo, este flujo cobra relevancia cuando una de las industrias insignia, como SanCor, está atravesando una fuerte crisis, a lo que se suma el drama de las inundaciones y el cierre de cientos de tambos en los últimos años por problemas de rentabilidad.

En frutas sucede algo parecido: las importaciones crecieron 13% en cantidades, según el SENASA. Pero al interior de las estadísticas se observa que:

-De las 22.000 toneladas extra respecto del añopasado, el 50% estuvo explicado por una fruta con bajísima producción local, como es el caso de las bananas.

-Otras 1.500 toneladas correspondieron a paltas, que históricamente ingresan de Chile o México.

En el caso de los limones, hasta el momento ingresaron 1.800 toneladas, un 900% más que en 2016. Sin embargo, para ponerlo en perspectiva, la Argentina produce 1,6 millones de toneladas. De modo que la competencia del exterior equivale al 0,1% del negocio local.

Así las cosas, la foto "macro" muestra que se está lejos de una avalancha, mientras que al interior de algunas ramas de actividad sí hay una creciente competencia, pero que se vio potenciada por la caída del consumo y por un deterioro de las exportaciones, afectadas por el atraso cambiario.

Claro que el debate no hará más que potenciarse, a medida que falten menos días para las PASO.

Fuente: http://www.iprofesional.com/notas/251968-consumo-importaciones--Apertura-indiscriminada-las-estadisticas-relativizan-que-la-economia-este-viviendo-una-lluvia-de-importaciones-

          Macri: "La mayor mafia es aquella donde el Estado es cómplice" (El Cronista)   


El Presidente apuntó hoy contra "las mafias que se creen intocables", al encabezar un acto en la Casa Rosada junto a la gobernadora bonaerense, María Eugenia Vidal.


El presidente Mauricio Macri apuntó hoy contra "las mafias que se creen intocables", al encabezar un acto en la Casa Rosada junto a la gobernadora bonaerense, María Eugenia Vidal.

"Los intermediarios y mafias, afuera", afirmó Macri, en el marco de un acto en el que se presentó información sobre el consumo de sustancias ilegales reunida por la Secretaría de Políticas Integrales sobre Drogas (exSedronar).

En el Salón Blanco de la Casa Rosada y acompañado por la goberndora María Eugenia Vidal, el presidente Mauricio Macri presentó el Estudio de Consumo de Sustancias realizado por la Secretaría de Programación para Prevención de la Drogadicción y la Lucha contra el Narcotráfico.


"Necesitamos hacer más y hablar con la verdad. Hablar con cifras, para mejorar. Para afrontar este problema es necesario poner la verdad sobre la mesa y trabajar juntos. Hay que combatir las redes de narcotráfico, son mafias que operan con total impunidad", sostuvo después y felicitó a las fuerzas de seguridad nacional y provinciales por la "batalla importante frente al futuro".


Después, su mensaje se corrió de lo estrictamente referido al informe del SEDRONAR y retomó el debate sobre el aumento de la litigiosidad laboral. Lo hizo, además, en una fecha relevante: hoy se celebra el día de las Pymes. "Las mafias se consolidan cuando se apropian de parte del Estado. Hace algunas semanas hablé de las mafias de los juicios. Y no estaba defendiendo a las empresas, sino a los trabajadores que por el colapso de los juzgados tardan años en jucios. Y también lo hago por las Pymes". A continuación, leyó una carta del dueño de una Pyme (sin difundir su identidad) afectado por siete jucios laborales que enfrenta, que reflejaba ese mensaje.

"Este cambio lo hacemos juntos. No aflojen. Está en juego si vamos a ser u capítulo más en la frustración o si somos la generación que va a cambiar el país. Este país que queremos se construye con pequeños pasos todos los días. Siempre lo tenemos que hacer juntos", finalizó el Presidente.

Fuente: https://www.cronista.com/economiapolitica/Macri-La-mayor-mafia-es-aquella-donde-el-Estado-es-complice-20170629-0076.html

          EEUU revisa al alza crecimiento del PIB en primer trimestre a 1,4 pct (Reuters)   


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - La economía estadounidense se desaceleró menos de lo previsto inicialmente en el primer trimestre, debido a un inesperado mayor gasto de los consumidores y a un aumento de las exportaciones.

El producto interno bruto (PIB) de Estados Unidos subió a una tasa anual de 1,4 por ciento, en lugar de un alza de 1,2 por ciento como se había reportado el mes pasado, dijo el jueves el Departamento de Comercio en su comunicado final sobre los primeros tres meses del año.

Con todo, fue la tasa de crecimiento más lenta desde el segundo trimestre del 2016. Economistas encuestados en un sondeo de Reuters habían previsto que la expansión del primer trimestre se mantuviera sin cambios en 1,2 por ciento.


(Reporte de Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editado en español por Ana Laura Mitidieri)

Fuente: http://lta.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idLTAKBN19K1OO-OUSLB

          'No smartphone' Juncker wants digital future for EU   
He was speaking alongside the prime minister of Estonia, which has transformed its post-Soviet economy in part through new technology.
          Al Muraikhi visits Expo Astana 2017   

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs H E Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi visited Qatar's pavilion at Astana Expo 2017, yesterday. Al Muraikhi attended the function along with Kazakhstan's Vice-Minister of National Economy, Bakenov Ernar Bakytzhanovich; Qatar's Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Ahmed bin Ali Al Tamimi; Astana Expo President Akhmetzhan Yessimov; staff of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce's committee on preparation for participation in the exhibition; official delegations from participating countries; and media personalities.


          Conti al Milan tra lunedì e martedì: visite mediche pronte   

CALCIOMERCATO MILAN – Siamo ormai alla stretta finale per il trasferimento di Andrea Conti dall’Atalanta al Milan. Ieri è andato in scena un incontro tra le parti che ha contribuito a limare la distanza economica. Siamo ad un passo dalla chiusura di questa operazione. Il quotidiano Il Giornale scrive che lunedì ci sarà l’incontro decisivo...

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          Varios trabajadores de Deliveroo despedidos tras apoyar la huelga de repartidores   

Los riders acuden este domingo a la primera huelga estatal de una empresa de la denominada &#039;nueva economía&#039; para exigir cobrar por horas trabajadas en vez de por pedidos, así como la readmisión de los compañeros cesados.

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          6/30/2017: Nieuws: Inflatie daalt van 1,86 naar 1,6 procent   
De inflatie is in juni gedaald van 1,86 procent naar 1,60 procent. Dat meldt de FOD Economie. Groenten, fruit, motorbrandstoffen, bloemen en planten, onderhoudsproducten, vlees, alcoholische dranken, artikelen voor huisdieren en hygiënische producten...
          Weech and Takazawa to present research at BAI 2017   

Associate Professor Terry Weech and doctoral candidate Aiko Takazawa will discuss their research on the economics of information at the International Conference on Business and Information (BAI), which will be held July 4-6 in Hiroshima, Japan. The conference is an annual meeting for scholars in the business and information disciplines.

Weech and Takazawa will present their paper, "iSchools and Business Schools, Potential to Collaborate on Business and Information Research." In their talk, they will examine the potential contributions of collaboration between schools of information and business schools that have an interest in the impact and utilization of information in the business context. They will also present their plan for establishing a basis for collaboration between business schools and schools in the iSchools organization.
 
Takazawa's doctoral research seeks to understand how information search and seeking activities facilitate spontaneous collaborative work. The topics in her research area lie at the intersection of information behavior, learning, and self-organization. Her dissertation examines the case of a humanitarian aid group that emerged on social media platforms in response to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.
 
Weech's research interests include the areas of reference services and sources, government information, library administration, library cooperation and networks, library use instruction, and economics of information. His teaching experience includes appointments at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Emporia State University (Kansas); University of Iowa, Iowa City; and Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. At the iSchool, Weech teaches the Economics of Information course (IS 549). He has been active in the American Library Association (ALA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and he has been involved in the administration of the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award reception at the ALA Midwinter meeting for nearly twenty years. Weech received his MS and PhD degrees in library and information science from the iSchool at Illinois.


          10 conseils pour des soldes éco-responsables   
Les vêtements ont la cote pendant les soldes
Les vêtements ont la cote pendant les soldes

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

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

Comment concilier bonnes affaires et éco-consommation ?

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

Quelques gestes simples pendant les soldes

1 - Prendre le temps de faire le tri.

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

2 - Faire une liste des objets nécessaires.

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

3 - Penser aux alternatives à un nouvel achat.

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

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

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

5 - Essayer vêtements et chaussures.

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

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

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

7 - Privilégier la qualité.

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

8 - Vérifier les labels et les étiquettes.

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

9 - Regrouper ses achats en ligne.

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

10 - Optimiser ses trajets.

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

 

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          Servant Leadership Trumps Politics as Usual   

SEATTLE – Although the outspoken chairman and CEO of coffee giant Starbucks has dabbled in big issues before—his well-intentioned but quickly abandoned “Race Together” initiative had baristas writing racial harmony messages on cups—Howard Schultz is not running for president.

“Despite the encouragement of others, I have no intention of entering the presidential fray,” the chairman and CEO of coffee giant Starbucks said in an op-ed in The New York Times. “I’m not done serving at Starbucks. Although we have built an iconic brand while providing even part-time employees with access to health care, free college education and stock options, there is more we can do as a public company to demonstrate responsible leadership.”

But the fact that Schultz is not running … yet … doesn’t mean he has no opinion on what’s wrong with Washington and how a great leader should operate.

“We cannot afford more false promises, slogans, theatrics and fool’s gold,” he wrote. “Our nation has been profoundly damaged by a lack of civility and courage in Washington, where leaders of both parties have abdicated their responsibility to forge reasonable compromises to expand the economy, rebuild our infrastructure, improve schools, transform entitlement programs and so much more. We have become too desensitized to the horrendous metrics that define today’s America, from student-loan debt to food-stamp dependency to the size of our prison population.”

He continued, “The values of servant leadership—putting others first and leading from the heart—need to emerge from every corner of American life, including the business community.

“While Americans have diverse views in what they want from Washington, I reject the notion that our divided and dysfunctional government is merely a reflection of what the political class calls the red-blue divide. Too many of our political leaders are putting party before country, power before principle and cynicism before civility. The common purpose that created this great nation, which has united us in difficult moments, has gone missing.

“Our country is in desperate need of servant leaders, of men and women willing to kneel and embrace those who are not like them. Everyone seeking the presidency professes great love for our nation. But I ask myself, how can you be a genuine public servant if you belittle your fellow citizens and freeze out people who hold differing views?”

He concluded with a provocative challenge: “Our country deserves a candidate courageous enough to select a member of the other party as a running mate. Our country deserves a president humble enough to see leadership not as an entitlement but as a privilege."

Click here to read the complete New York Times op-ed.

And following on Shultz’s lead, as we head into the next presidential election cycle, what insights can politicians glean from the convenience-store, retail and restaurant industries? Send your ideas and comments to Greg Lindenberg, editor of CSP Daily News, at glindenberg@winsightmedia.com.


          BLOG: The forecast of faith   
Luke 12:54-56…We pay attention to a weather forecast; it is an educated perspective based on certain patterns. The same goes for an economic forecast, and so on and so forth. People are interested in patterns, and they pay attention to forecasts so... [ ... ]
          My Thoughts On Twitter, 6/27/17   
The world depends on the observer’s qualities–thus Kabbalah gets one out of #depression by helping to see their partner as beloved. #Governments can’t control their economies, sovereignty is disappearing but they cannot solve problems together, nationalism is on the rise Everyone has good and bad qualities. Smart people focus on and see only the good […]
          Poorer counties in U.S. to be hit hardest by climate change, study finds   
Economic damage from deaths will by 2100 cause the most damage, the study says
          China open to free-trade agreement with Mexico – Xinhua news agency   

China’s Ambassador to Mexico, Qiu Xiaoqi. Photo: Reuters

China is open to negotiating a free-trade agreement with Mexico, the official Xinhua news agency reported yesterday, citing the Chinese ambassador to the country, a fillip for Mexico as it faces uncertainty over its trade deals with the US. Qiu Xiaoqi, China’s ambassador to Mexico, said China was willing to discuss a free-trade agreement, although no discussions had been held so far, Xinhua said. Qiu was speaking at an academic event in Mexico City. “If we negotiate a free-trade agreement, this will greatly favour trade exchanges between our two countries. There is no difficulty from China’s side,” he said. “Mexico is China’s second-largest trading partner in Latin America and China is Mexico’s second-largest trading partner in the world. This is a highly important relationship and we have great interest in deepening and broadening these ties.” Mexico is keen to cut its economic reliance on the US out of concern that access to its top trade partner may be restricted by the policies of US President Donald Trump, who has pledged to protect US jobs from going outside the country. China and Mexico have been strengthening ties since late last year as the US has stepped back from...
          Women in the economy    
I dare say that the ending of this week’s contribution is written with a slight tongue in cheek. Still, I believe that the issue I write about – women’s role in the labour market and in the economy in general – needs to be taken seriously. The results of the last Labour Force Survey for Malta were published this week. They show once more that the average annual basic salary for males is higher than that of females. For the period January-March 2017, the average basic annual salary for males was €19,221 while for females it was €16,367. The national average is €18,029. Compared to the same period a year ago, the average basic annual salary for males increased by 4.9 per cent while that for females increased by six per cent. This signifies a narrowing of the gap, confirmed by the fact that in 2016 the average basic annual salary for females was 83.7 per cent of that of males, while in 2017 it was 86.5 per cent. It is to be noted that salaries for females are lower than those of males across all occupations and economic activities. There are some occupations where the gap has narrowed considerably, such as in the clerical support services, plant and  occupation and in the plant and...
          BoE's Haldane says need to look seriously at rate hike - BBC   

Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane said on Thursday that the central bank needed to "look seriously" at raising interest rates to keep a lid on inflation which has pushed past the BoE's target and is set to rise further. Last week, Haldane surprised financial markets by saying he was likely to vote for higher borrowing costs this year, adding to speculation about the first BoE rate hike in a decade. "We need to look seriously at the possibility of raising interest rates to keep the lid on those cost of living increases," Haldane told the BBC during a visit to Wales. "For now we are happy with where the rates are, we need to be vigilant for what happens next." British inflation is at its highest level in nearly four years at 2.9 per cent, tightening the squeeze on consumers who now face the added worry of political uncertainty after this month's inconclusive election. The pay of workers has begun to lag behind inflation again after a decade of mostly falling spending power, something BoE Governor Mark Carney has said needs to improve before he would consider a rate hike. Carney also wants to see the impact of the Brexit process on Britain's economy in the coming...
          Cavium and China Unicom trial 5G user cases on M-CORD   
Cavium, a provider of semiconductor products for enterprise, data centre, wired and wireless networking, and China Unicom announced a targeted program for the testing of 5G use cases on a M-CORD SDN/NFV platform leveraging Cavium's silicon-based white box hardware in M-CORD racks populated with ThunderX ARM-based data centre COTS servers and XPliant programmable SDN Ethernet-based white box switches.

Under the program, China Unicom and Cavium plan to shortly commence trials in a number of locations across mainland China to explore the potential of the new service.

Cavium and China Unicom are specifically demonstrating multi-access edge computing (MEC) use cases developed through a previously announced collaboration based on the ON.Lab M-CORD (Mobile Central Office Re-architected as a data centre) SDN/NFV platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai.

The demonstration involves a M-CORD SDN/NFV software platform and hardware rack integrated with virtualised and disaggregated mobile infrastructure elements from the edge of the RAN to distributed mobile core and the ONOS and XOS SDN and orchestration software.

The companies stated that this architecture is designed to enable turnkey operation in any central office or edge data centre for a full NFV C-RAN deployment. The solution is based on a Cavium-powered rack that combines the ThunderX ARM based data centre servers with the programmable XPliant Ethernet leaf and spine SDN switches to provide a full platform for M-CORD.

Regarding the latest project, Raj Singh, VP and GM of the network and communication group at Cavium, said, "Cavium is collaborating with China Unicom to explore 5G target use cases leveraging the M-CORD SDN/NFV platform and working towards field deployment… a homogenous hardware architecture optimised for NFV and 5G is a pre-requisite for field deployments".



  • Earlier this year, Radisys and China Unicom announced they had partnered to build and integrate M-CORD development PODs featuring open source software. For the project Radisys, acting as systems integrator, used the CORD open reference implementation to enable cloud agility and improved economics in China Unicom's network. The companies also planned to develop deployment scenarios for the solution in the China Unicom network.
  • The resulting platform was intended to support future 5G services by enabling mobile edge services, virtualised RAN and virtualised EPC. The companies also planned to develop an open reference implementations of a virtualised RAN and next-generation mobile core architecture.

          Economist on "CNN producer: "American voters are stupid as sh*t.""   

CNN = Candidly Negative Nastiness.


          Economist on "CNN producer: "American voters are stupid as sh*t.""   

Finally they are telling the truth?


          Economist on "Recommend a movie to watch on Mary Jane"   

I saw "The Element of Crime" (von Trier) in this way.


          Economist on "Recommend a movie to watch on Mary Jane"   

12 Monkeys


          Economist on "Why doesn't Ricardo Reis Resign"   

who is he?


          Economist on "HFT bros, put down your latency arbs and explain this:"   

work hours are great, you learn about all the latest in chip design, fpgas, linux kernels, gpus; best technology, ; a ton of data to run ml models on; very low key ( no clients) ; everything is free;

only downside is that it is a shrinking business, the best years were in the past


          Economist on "Recommend a movie to watch on Mary Jane"   

The classic is "El Topo."


          Economist on "Why doesn't Ricardo Reis Resign"   

Seriously has anyone got in touch with Elsevier to complain about the complete lack of professionalism and brand destroying behavior of this dimwit?


          Economist on "Recommend a movie to watch on Mary Jane"   

I'm getting high tonight and want a thought-provoking movie to watch. Open to any suggestions.


          Economist on "HFT bros, put down your latency arbs and explain this:"   

O


          Ingeniero Civil Industrial o Economista   
Se requiere Ingeniero Civil Industrial o Economista con un mínimo de 5 años de experiencia en evaluación de proyectos en el área de saneamiento sanitario. El proyecto tendrá una duración de 1 año, por medio de un contrato efectuado por el proyecto. Se sol......
          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".



          Bloomberg - Daybreak: June 30, 2017 - Hour 2   
Bloomberg Daybreak with Karen Moskow and Bob Moon. GUESTS: Yelena Shulyatyeva Senior U.S. Economist Bloomberg Intelligence Arit John Campaign Reporter Bloomberg News
          Bloomberg Intelligence: Shulyatyeva on Fed Policy (Audio)   
Yelena Shulyatyeva, Bloomberg Intelligence Senior US Economist, joined Michael Barr to discuss what to expect from inflation data due out today, and next week’s Fed minutes and jobs data.
          Air India bid talk pulls down IndiGo's stock   
IndiGo President Aditya Ghosh, in a letter to employees, clarified "Our interest in Air India is primarily in its international operations.
          Severe credit shock may hit capital levels at some lenders: RBI   
The RBI said GNPAs ratio of banks rose to 9.6 per cent in March 2017.
          Big bite of benefits for customers as eating out becomes cheaper under GST   
While the effective tax rate on restaurants so long added up to around 20.5 per cent, it has come down to one rate of 18 per cent across all states under GST.
          Upbeat outlook, investor inflows lift emerging market first-half issuance   
All global regions saw an increase in both the volume and amount of deals, the data showed.
          Nestle to cut Maggi ketchup, cerelac, dairy prices   
Nestle will cut cerelac prices too, and with the reduction in GST rate on milk powders, prices of everyday dairy are expected to reduce 4-5 per cent.
          GST will adversely impact sales, profits in short-term: Dabur   
Although the positives of GST is likely to be felt in medium and long run, the company is likely to experience near term adverse impact on its sales, said Dabur.
          Sebi issues new framework to deepen corporate bond market   
Liquidity in the secondary market for corporate bonds will be increased by way of minimal number of ISINs.
          Will pass on GST benefits to consumers: Nestle   
Nestle India also said in preparation for GST rollout, it has engaged and trained over 3,500 suppliers, over 1,600 distributors covering the entire direct value chain of the company.
          Tech view: Nifty50 forms Hammer pattern, has to cross 9,580 hurdle   
Nifty needs to surpass the 9,560-9,580 zone on the daily chart to get into the comfort zone.
          GST regime to boost organised jewellery retailers: CRISIL   
Besides GST, other measures such as ban on cash purchases of more than Rs 2 lakh per transaction, gold-on- loan and gold deposit schemes will also benefit the organised retailers, it added.
          CDSL makes stellar debut on NSE, jumps 68%; HNIs cheer   
D-Mart, Hudco & S Chand are some other IPOs that saw spectacular response to their offerings.
          F&O: Nifty has to hold above 9,560 for any fresh spike towards 9,650   
If it slips below 9,480, it may again attract selling pressure towards 9,450 and 9,420 levels.
          H&M to start online operations in India next year   
"India will be a new H&M online market in 2018," the company said in its six-month report. Zara will start online operations this year.
          Sensex stages rebound, rises 64 pts on eve of GST; Nifty50 settles above 9,500   
The realty sector bled the most, with Indiabulls Real Estate (down 4.30 per cent) being a major drag.
          Gold buyers fear price hike, rush to jewellery stores   
Earlier, the illegal bullion trade had a cost advantage by as much as 5%. From now onwards, under the GST regime, this cost advantage will go.
          India Inc, market leaders express cautious optimism on GST rollout   
GST brings to the Indian economy a promise of becoming more competitive in a global market.
          ITC’s packaged food business posts 13 per cent revenue growth in FY17   
Four years after ITC raced past Hindustan Unilever in the overall foods business, the cigarette company evidenced its makeover into a diversified group.
          Modi's cash ban made this India bull world's top fund manager   
Robert Marshall-Lee's emerging fund has returned 26% this year, beating 99% of its peers.
          Market Now: Gammon Infra, GVK Power Infra surge over 10%   
Auto, bank and realty stocks dealt a blow to the market, as July derivative series took off on a negative note.
          McDonald’s trying to get back licences, says no job losses   
Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt Ltd (CPRL), McDonald’s licensee in North and East India, suspended operations of the restaurants that lost ‘eating house licences’.
          New central bank harmony has markets changing their tune   
Stock and bonds had been trading higher on the premise that the total pot of global liquidity was still swelling despite rising Federal Reserve rates
          Firms pledge to cut back on guzzling   
As India's demand for electricity, consumer goods and food increases, it will mirror a similar situation forcing businesses to rethink water-efficiency strategies.
          GST impact on gold jewellery: Larger players to emerge as biggest beneficiaries   
Prior to GST, total tax and duties are nearly 12.4%. After the implementation of GST, it will marginally increase to approximately 14%.
          Global equity listings up by a third, but below previous peaks   
Companies globally issued $386.8 billion of equity in the first half of this year.
          Investors slowly start to push climate change up their agenda   
Energy firms have faced shareholder demands to do more to curb carbon emissions.
          European shares set for biggest monthly loss in a year   
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.2 per cent at 0805 GMT and euro zone blue chips also inched higher.
          Cleaner - Cattaraugus County - Cattaraugus County, NY   
303 Court Street. This is primarily routine manual work calling for the efficient and economical performance of cleaning and minor maintenance tasks....
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          Casa en alquiler en Málaga, , 350 euros y 3 dormitorios   
350
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3 habitaciones 1 baño 70 m² 5 €/m² cocina trastero
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          The Many Reasons to Embrace Technology   

The Many Reasons to Embrace Technology $FB, $GOOGL, $AAPL, $MSFT “The strongest force propelling human progress has been the swift advance and wide diffusion of technology.” — The Economist Some historical facts, as follows: In the year 1820, a person could expect to live less than 35 years, 94% of the global population lived in extreme poverty, […]

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           Geneva rhetoric, national reality : the political economy of introducing plant breeders' rights in Kenya    
Rangnekar, Dwijen. (2013) Geneva rhetoric, national reality : the political economy of introducing plant breeders' rights in Kenya. New Political Economy . ISSN 1356-3467
           British economic growth and the business cycle, 1700-1870 : annual estimates    
Broadberry, S. N. and Leeuwen, Bas van (2010) British economic growth and the business cycle, 1700-1870 : annual estimates. Working Paper. Coventry, UK: Department of Economics, University of Warwick. CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Volume 2010 (Number 20).
          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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           Not just a "second order" problem in a wider economic crisis: systemic challenges for the global trading system    
Higgott, Richard A.. (2009) Not just a "second order" problem in a wider economic crisis: systemic challenges for the global trading system. Business and Politics, Vol.11 (No.3). Article 5. ISSN 1469-3569
          Global Automotive Market Is Expected to Reach over $245 Billion by 2020   

Automotive Refinish Coatings Market 2012-2020, report published by Allied Market Research at ReportsandIntelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/22/2014 -- The automotive refinish coating market provides for coating of automotives. The global automotive market is expected to reach over $245 billion by 2020; therefore, the market for refinish coating can expect good revenue. The key driver for the market is increase in the number of vehicles in operation. It is expected that the number of car users in developing countries would reach around three to four billion in the next 30 years.

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However, the North American and European market is expected to be flat due to the economic downtimes and enhanced road safety parameters. The automotive market is not expected to grow in these regions until the recession settles down; therefore, the automotive refinish market is dependent on developing economies. The major challenge for companies in the market is to overcome the refinish coating requirements of two-wheelers and heavy commercial vehicles as the market is largely dependent on car markets.

The key companies profiled in the report are DuPont Performance Coating, Axalta Coating Systems, BASF SE, Kansai Paint Co. Ltd, Akzo Nobel N.V, KCC Corp, Noroo Paint Coatings Co. Ltd., PPG Industries Inc., and Matrix System Automotive Finishes.

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          Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Market, Trend, Forecast, Research Report, Size, Share   

Report title '2014 Market Research Report on Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Industry' is published at Reports and Intelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/16/2014 -- Research Report on Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Industry Market 2014 was a professional and depth research report on Global and China Potassium Perchlorate industry that you would know Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Industry market conditions. The report firstly introduced Potassium Perchlorate basic information including Potassium Perchlorate definition classification application and chain overview.

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The report including five parts, the first part mainly introduced the product conception and market conditions; the second parts mainly demonstrated the market condition about the top 5 in the industry; the third part mainly analyzed the chain structure about the up and down Stream; the fourth part mainly analyzed the market entry and feasibility; the fifth part is the report conclusion chapter.

Table of Contents:

Part I 
Chapter One Potassium Perchlorate Industry Overview
1.1 Potassium Perchlorate Definition
1.2 Potassium Perchlorate Classification Analysis
Chapter Two International Potassium Perchlorate Market Analysis
2.1 Potassium Perchlorate International Market Development History
2.2 Potassium Perchlorate Product and Technology Developments
2.3 Potassium Perchlorate Competitive Landscape Analysis
Chapter Three China Potassium Perchlorate Market Analysis
3.1 Potassium Perchlorate China Market Development History
3.2 Potassium Perchlorate Product and Technology Developments
3.3 Potassium Perchlorate Competitive Landscape Analysis

Part II
Chapter Eight 2009-2014 Potassium Perchlorate Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast
8.1 2009-2014 Potassium Perchlorate Capacity Production Overview
8.2 2009-2014 Potassium Perchlorate Production Market Share Analysis
Chapter Nine Potassium Perchlorate Key Manufacturers Analysis
9.1 Jieguang Chemical
9.1.1 Company Profile
9.1.2 Product Picture and Specification

Part III
Chapter Eleven Up Stream Industry Analysis
11.1 Upstream Raw Materials Price Analysis 
11.2 Upstream Equipments Market Analysis 
11.3 Upstream Raw Materials Market Analysis

Part IV
Chapter Fourteen Potassium Perchlorate Industry Development Proposals
14.1 Macroeconomic Development Countermeasures
14.2 New Firms Enter Market Strategy
14.3 New Project Investment Proposals
14.4 Marketing Channel Strategy Proposals

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          Neither – Nor   
There is, says Paul … Neither Jew nor Greek yet they have different histories different ways of life different languages different cultures Neither slave nor free yet they still have different backgrounds different economic status different concerns different ways of living. Neither male nor female yet we have different physiologies different psychologies different interests different […]
          Research Report on Global and China Rubber Sheet Market 2014   

Report ‘Global and China Rubber Sheet Market 2014’ is published at Reports and Intelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/04/2014 -- Global and China Rubber Sheet Industry 2014 Market Research Report firstly introduced Rubber Sheet basic information included Rubber Sheet definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, Rubber Sheet industry policy and plan, Rubber Sheet product specification, manufacturing process, product cost structure etc.

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           A short note on the problematic concept of excess demand in asset pricing models with mean-variance optimization    
Franke, Reiner (2008) A short note on the problematic concept of excess demand in asset pricing models with mean-variance optimization. Working Paper. Coventry: Warwick Business School, Financial Econometrics Research Centre. Working papers (Warwick Business School. Financial Econometrics Research Centre) (No.08-).
          The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition   
Registration Deadline: Aug 3, 2017; Submission Deadline: Aug 3, 2017

This free-to-enter, two-stage ideas competition is seeking forward-thinking, imaginative proposals to integrate sustainable placemaking with development and new infrastructure. The focus for the competition is the arc encompassing four of the UK’s fastest-growing and most productive centres: Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford.

Submissions should consider how to provide the homes the area needs: high quality places that integrate the proposed infrastructure and enhance the identity of the corridor as a single knowledge-intensive cluster, while working with its distinctive environmental and cultural character.

The Oxford to Cambridge Connection: Ideas Competition is aimed at broad multidisciplinary teams of urban designers; architects; planning, policy, and community specialists; landscape designers; development economists; and others with local knowledge and general insight. Submissions from international teams and students are welcome.

Interested teams will need to read the Search Statement on the competition website before submitting their emerging concept, team details and registration information via email (using templates provided on the website). The deadline for entries is 14:00 BST 3 August 2017. At the second stage of the competition, four shortlisted teams will receive additional briefing and progress their concepts into creative visions, developed on a specific location within the corridor.

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          Vaccines - Top 5 European Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 5 European countries.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/25/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 5 European countries. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

- Overall market for vaccines in top 5 European countries
- Market for vaccines by product type
- Forecasts and future outlook of the market
- Macroeconomic indicators

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- What is the size of the vaccine markets in top 5 European countries?
- How are the markets divided into different types of products?
- Which products are growing fast?
- How the markets have been developing?
- How does the future look like?
- What is the potential for the markets?
- How the macroeconomic indicators look like?

Product types discussed in the studies:

- Human vaccines
- Veterinary vaccines

Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:
Germany, Russia, France, Italy and United Kingdom

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          Vaccines - Top 5 Asian Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 5 Asian countries.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/25/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 5 Asian countries.

The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

- Overall market for vaccines in top 5 Asian countries
- Market for vaccines by product type
- Forecasts and future outlook of the market
- Macroeconomic indicators

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- What is the size of the vaccine markets in top 5 Asian countries?
- How are the markets divided into different types of products?
- Which products are growing fast?
- How the markets have been developing?
- How does the future look like?
- What is the potential for the markets?
- How the macroeconomic indicators look like?

Product types discussed in the studies:

- Human vaccines
- Veterinary vaccines

Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:

China, India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea

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          2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves Industry   

2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves Industry was professional and depth research report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves industry.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/22/2014 -- 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves Industry was professional and depth research report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves industry. The report firstly introduced Disposable PE Gloves basic information included Disposable PE Gloves definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview, international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, Disposable PE Gloves industry policy and plan, Disposable PE Gloves product specification, manufacturing process, product cost structure etc.

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In the end, the report introduced Disposable PE Gloves new project SWOT analysis Investment feasibility analysis investment return analysis and also give related research conclusions and development trend analysis on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves industry.

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          Vaccines - Top 10 Global Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 10 global countries.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/20/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 10 global countries. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

- Overall market for vaccines in top 10 global countries
- Market for vaccines by product type
- Forecasts and future outlook of the market
- Macroeconomic indicators

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- Which products are growing fast?
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- What is the potential for the markets?
- How the macroeconomic indicators look like?

Product types discussed in the studies:
Human vaccines
Veterinary vaccines

Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:
United States, China, Japan, India, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Mexico

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          Plastic Product Markets in China - Reports and Intelligence   

China’s demand for plastic product markets has grown at a fast pace in the past decade.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/13/2014 -- China's demand for plastic product markets has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow.

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145 Plastic Film Markets in China
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163 Automotive Plastics Markets in China
164 Medical Plastics Markets in China
167 Plastic Containers Markets in China
173 Plastic Pipes Markets in China
189 Plastic Machinery Markets in China
211 Plastics in Construction Markets in China

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These new studies examine China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and long-term forecasts through 2018 and 2023 are presented. Major producers in China are profiled.

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           Transaction taxes, traders’ behavior and exchange rate risks    
Demary, Markus (2006) Transaction taxes, traders’ behavior and exchange rate risks. Working Paper. Coventry: Warwick Business School, Financial Econometrics Research Centre. Working papers (Warwick Business School. Financial Econometrics Research Centre) (No.06-).
          Vaccines - American Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different American countries.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/13/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different American countries. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:
- Overall market for vaccines in different American countries
- Market for vaccines by product type
- Forecasts and future outlook of the market
- Macroeconomic indicators

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- What is the size of the vaccine markets in different American countries?
- How are the markets divided into different types of products?
- Which products are growing fast?
- How the markets have been developing?
- How does the future look like?
- What is the potential for the markets?
- How the macroeconomic indicators look like?

Product types discussed in the studies:
Human vaccines
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Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:
Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, United States and Uruguay

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           Effects of degree correlations on the loop structure of scale free networks    
Bianconi, Ginestra and Marsili, Matteo (2006) Effects of degree correlations on the loop structure of scale free networks. Working Paper. Coventry: Warwick Business School, Financial Econometrics Research Centre. Working papers (Warwick Business School. Financial Econometrics Research Centre) (No.06-).
          Vaccines - Global Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different countries around the world.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/12/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different countries around the world. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

- Overall market for vaccines in different countries
- Market for vaccines by product type
- Forecasts and future outlook of the market
- Macroeconomic indicators

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These market studies answer to questions such as:
- What is the size of the vaccine markets in different countries around the world?
- How are the markets divided into different types of products?
- Which products are growing fast?
- How the markets have been developing?
- How does the future look like?
- What is the potential for the markets?
- How the macroeconomic indicators look like?

Product types discussed in the studies:
Human vaccines
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Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vietnam

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           Price and wealth dynamics in a speculative market with generic procedurally rational traders    
Anufriev, Mikhail and Bottazzi, Giulio (2006) Price and wealth dynamics in a speculative market with generic procedurally rational traders. Working Paper. Coventry: Warwick Business School, Financial Econometrics Research Centre. Working papers (Warwick Business School. Financial Econometrics Research Centre) (No.06-).
          Comment on PLP: ‘Disastrous Education Policy Will Change’ by ImJustSayin   
The PLP just find any screw up by the OBA and use it as their election platform. All the while not having any viable solutions. If they become the next Government they will just screw up the economy again because they don't have a clue they just wanna be the ruling Government. And all those who are crying about the OBA will be crying about the PLP. The cycle just repeats itself.
          Corbyn’s weakness on Brexit endangers Labour’s revival   
Cartoon: The Economist Corbyn and his team risk jeopardising Labour’s election success because of their backwardness over Europe and de facto commitment to supporting the Tories over Brexit. It was always a fundamental political weakness waiting to be exposed, although during the general election campaign the Corbyn team skilfully maintained a policy of studied ambiguity. Corbyn’s capitulation to the Tories over Brexit and the sacking of […]
          Crushing and recycling factories make building waste into treasure   

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Construction waste landfill is one of the most primitive and the most backward practices, lost not only farmland, homes, but also a resource. It is a product of international competitiveness. It can achieve high yield, good grain size and excellent grading effect. At the same time, it can greatly improve the recycling efficiency of solid waste, and promote the sustainable development of economic recycling. The purpose of this concept is designed with the client's position, to eliminate the broken ground leveling, environmental pollution, after the completion of the land rehabilitation, complicated and complex logistics base Jian to customers breaking barriers, as the primary solution.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maybe a systematic study will throw up more details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


          Typology of the Indian Fan in the context of the FIFA World Cup.    
I don't really follow soccer*. So I don't know much about soccer. But I follow a lot of Indian soccer fans. I view them with mild amusement mixed with scientific curiosity. I study them. I try to find patterns in their bizarrely enthusiastic behavior. And I love doing pop-socio and pop-psych analysis of their behavior and their attitudes towards a game where India ranks even lower than countries smaller than my apartment building in Pune.

So I present here a typology of the Indian Fan in the context of the upcoming World Cup. The typology is arranged according to which country they support or bet on to lift the cup.

BRAZIL: This one is a no-brainer really, so let's get it out of the way. Everyone loves Brazil. It's a country that has won the cup the most often. They always have some of the best players, a style of play which is considered exciting, and wear really eye-catching yellow-and-green colors. So even someone with or without the most rudimentary knowledge of the game feels comfortable saying "Brazil of course!" when someone asks "Which team do you support?" It's like picking the Patriots at the beginning of the NFL season.

But it goes beyond just how good the team is on average (here comes the pop-socio and pop-psych). Brazil is "nice". Brazil is "safe". Other than soccer, what is Brazil associated with? Carnivals, pretty people, beaches, being part of the fashionable BRIC block, and again, carnivals. If countries were brands, Brazil would be like Linux - not really that relevant to your life but easy to love. It's the kind of country that if you visit as an Indian, you expect to love.

So might as well support them. Plus they are the hosts this time. Western media is being mean to them just like they were mean to India in the run-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games. They have messy social inequality issues just like us. Yes, Brazil is safe to support.

BEST 2 EUROPEAN UNION TEAMS: At any given time, at least 2 of the 3 objectively best teams in the world are from the EU. So the self-proclaimed "knowledgeable" soccer fan from India will be telling anyone willing to listen that one of those two teams is SURE to win. One of the two is always ALWAYS Germany. And the other is some country whose economy Germany has bailed out or will be bailing out soon. Right now it's Spain. A decade ago, it was France. In between, Italy took a break from electing Caligula-esque Prime Ministers to occupy that spot.

So Germany and "Another EU country" are the best bets for Indian soccer pundits who want to set themselves apart from the bandwagon Brazil supporters and maintain a chance for gloating when the dust settles.

ARGENTINA: Ah, Argentina! The most bizarre underdog-favorite combinations in the history of sport. I say this because some of my friends who support Argentina are genuinely convinced that Argentina is THE best team, regardless of the FIFA rankings. These verbose justifications start with "Messi is...." and then meander into incomprehensibility. Other friends supporting Argentina are steadfast about the team's underdog tag. "I always support an underdog, yaar!"

The media helps in whipping up support for Argentina too, given that Argentina is to FIFA what Notre Dame is to college football in America. Every damn year when the college football starts, there will be pundits in the media saying "OH NOTRE DAME HAS A FINE FINE TEAM THIS YEAR!". Most years, they stay in the rankings for three weeks before dropping out. Once in a couple of decades, in the vein of a stopped clock being right twice a day, Notre Dame will indeed have a great season. And then the pundits preen. And Hollywood makes an atrociously weepy movie starring a hobbit. But I ramble.    

So it goes with Argentina. Call it the continuing halo effect of bad boy Maradona. Or maybe the current halo effect of some guy named Messi who's done diddly-squat in two World Cups, but apparently does great in domestic soccer matches in Europe.

HOLLAND: The Dutch team is for true-blue underdog supporters. Again, I don't know much about soccer. But from what I am told, this team has choked more times than the South African cricket team, the 1990s Buffalo Bills, and Ivan Lendl combined. Which makes them particularly alluring for people who just love supporting an underdog in the faint hope that they will be proven right. Last time, these fans were rewarded by having to wait as long as the finals to have their hearts broken.

But still, for these folks, it is HUP HOLLAND HUP. A friend of mine says that the bright orange jerseys appeal to the latent Hindutva tendencies in some Indian fans, but we'll put a pin in that for now.

ANOTHER EU TEAM: The previous four categories take care of 90% of Indian soccer fans. Which brings us to self-proclaimed "knowledgeable" fans of the game who don't like being lumped with the conventional wisdom. They need to cogently claim that a different underdog is actually going to take home the cup, but the heathen masses are too blinded by media tropes to see it. So they pick a team which is ranked somewhere from 4th to 8th in the FIFA rankings and which has a player they have watched in one of the domestic soccer leagues from Europe.

"Of course it'll be Portugal yaar! That Cristiano Ronaldo I tell you...."

For the last 3 World Cups, the top choice for these people has been Portugal, thanks to this Ronaldo fella. Never mind that he and his team have shown the poor judgment of associating themselves with the New York Jets to practice for the World Cup. That anyone can think that a guy who voluntarily decided to learn something from Rex Ryan has any chance of winning anything shows how little soccer fans know about real football. But I troll. And I digress.

When it's not Portugal, it is some other European country that yes, Germany will also have to bail out.  

ENGLAND: Don't ask me why. Seriously don't. I know very little about soccer but even I know enough to know that the chances of England winning the cup are only negligibly higher than an Indian winning the Olympic 100 meter gold. And yet a few Indians will be steadfast in their support of England.

One guy I knew used to base his support on the supposedly "under-appreciated talents" of David Beckham. This was before Beckham became known as the guy who sells underwear on giant hoardings in Times Square. These days, I suspect the support for England is driven by the fact that so many Indians spend so much money on low quality made-in-Bangladesh jerseys of teams from the EPL, that they feel obliged to go all the way.

But seriously Indian supporters of England soccer, what are the chances that an England cricket team will win an ICC title AND a notionally English guy will win the Wimbledon AND England will win the FIFA World Cup, all within 5 years?

USA: The only Indians who support the US are a) Indians who live in the US, and b) follow only cricket and/or American sports. Yes, this includes me, ok? The rest of the time, we are happy with our WillowTV subscription, our NFL fantasy football leagues, out March madness brackets, our opinions on LeBron and the Heat, our love or hate for the Yankees or the Red Sox. We look at MLS ads and go "lulz". We see European soccer matches on our cable guide menu and go "WTF?".

But then once every four years, this damn World Cup thing comes along. And everyone is talking about it. Not just CNN, who will usually talk about the most vapid things. So what do we do?

USA! USA! USA!

We google furiously to find out who our players are. We try to figure out what the hell "Group of Death" means. We practice our pronunciation of Klinsmann. And we set a countdown clock to the start of the NFL season.

* "SOCCER? IT'S FOOTBALL BRO!!!" you say? Read this.  

          TS215:Titanic,World Economic Forum,Drama Teachers   
Christmas came earlier this year in the form of a Jonas brother bouquet! Imagine that! This week, we find out that America has only closed the economic gender gap by 4% in the past 10 years. Erin makes more in interest in one year! And Bryan is sick of your long ass, gay bashing text messages. Okay? See you next year!
          International ETFs Top First-Half Asset Flows   
The global stock market has hit multiple highs on several occasions this year but the real encouragement has come from international investing This is because a pickup in economic activity in many parts of the world jump in commodity prices robust corporate earnings and improving
          Brad McMillan: Similarities Between 2017 and 1999   
Brad McMillan of Commonwealth Financial Network thinks the current market and economy have much in common with 1999. He explains why investors should take note.
          Food, Drug and Lodging Surveyor - Kansas Department of Agriculture - Smith Center, KS   
Providing an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy;... $16.56 an hour
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          La producción citrícola de la provincia en la campaña 2016/17 alcanza las 271.766 toneladas   

En la provincia de Córdoba se han producido alrededor de 271.766 toneladas de cítricos en la campaña 2016/2017, según cifras estimativas que ha dado a conocer este viernes el delegado de Agricultura, Pesca y Desarrollo Rural de la Junta de Andalucía, Francisco Zurera, quien ha detallado que este total se compondría de 258.329 toneladas de naranja dulce, 20.689 de mandarinas, 2.202 de pomelos y 546 de otros cítricos.


          La producción citrícola de la provincia en la campaña 2016/17 alcanza las 271.766 toneladas   

En la provincia de Córdoba se han producido alrededor de 271.766 toneladas de cítricos en la campaña 2016/2017, según cifras estimativas que ha dado a conocer este viernes el delegado de Agricultura, Pesca y Desarrollo Rural de la Junta de Andalucía, Francisco Zurera, quien ha detallado que este total se compondría de 258.329 toneladas de naranja dulce, 20.689 de mandarinas, 2.202 de pomelos y 546 de otros cítricos.


          Rodrigo Sánchez asegura que dialogará con el sector sobre el futuro de los laboratorios de salud animal y vegetal   

El consejero de Agricultura, Pesca y Desarrollo Rural, Rodrigo Sánchez, ha asegurado que dialogará con el sector para determinar el futuro de los laboratorios de salud animal y vegetal implantados en las ocho provincias andaluzas.


          Can Trump Succeed Where Reagan Failed?   
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

People with family members who were killed by undocumented immigrants meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on June 29, 2017.

On Thursday, the House passed the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which proposes to withhold federal funding from localities that refuse to cooperate with Trump administration immigration measures aimed at criminal noncitizens and other undocumented people. The bill would also allow individuals and close family members of individuals who are victims of felonies committed by undocumented immigrants who have been released from local or state custody against the advice of federal authorities to file suit against states.

The day before, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, called on Congress to work on bipartisan immigration and criminal justice law reforms, adding that cities could use more federal assistance to fight terrorism and crime, and provide mental illness, substance abuse, and reentry programs.

Landrieu said in a letter to House members that local leaders do not want their law enforcement officers involved in federal immigration detention activities, nor do they want to be put in legal jeopardy for possible violations of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibitions against unreasonable searches and seizures. (A related bill known as Kate’s Law would establish new mandatory minimum prison terms for deported criminals who return to the United States.)

The sanctuary cities battle, like so many of Trump’s hastily conceived and poorly executed policies, appears headed for another showdown, either when the bills arrive in the Senate, or, in the unlikely event that the upper chamber drums up the 60 votes needed to approve them, almost certainly in the courts.

While the Trumpian turmoil is new, past presidents’ attempts to compel localities to comply with federal policies have met with mixed success. A new report, “Reagan vs. Cities: The 20th Century Battle Over South African Apartheid & Lessons for the Trump Era,” from Jobs to Move America and the Center for Media and Democracy, details the 40th president’s efforts to stamp out the U.S. anti-apartheid movement by several means, including denying federal funds to cities and states that took actions against companies that did business in South Africa.

The report explores the mixed outcomes for two cities that sought to stand their ground against this federal overreach. In 1984, the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the backing of the Justice Department, threatened New York City with the loss of transportation dollars unless the city revoked a local ordinance preventing city officials from contracting with businesses that operated in South Africa or used materials from the country. Although Mayor Ed Koch complained all the way up to President Ronald Reagan, the feisty New Yorker finally backed down, declined to take the matter to the courts, and finally reworked the measure to satisfy federal officials and preserve the city’s federal funding.

Two years later, Baltimore, which had crafted a local ordinance requiring city pension funds to divest $1.1 billion from entities that did business with South Africa, also came under fire. The trustees of the pensions funds and the funds’ beneficiaries (who feared significant financial losses in the short timeframe the funds had to comply with the divestment ordinance) joined forces to take the city to court.

The State Department and the National Security Council submitted briefs supporting the trustees and beneficiaries. But Baltimore ultimately prevailed in the state courts, and the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case. By 1991, nearly 100 cities in 28 states had taken a variety of actions against companies doing business in South Africa.

Although an early attempt by Trump to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities was roundly criticized as unconstitutional (the president aimed to usurp powers granted to Congress) and ultimately blocked by a federal judge, Republicans in Congress have stepped up to take their turn at the issue. Federal courts likely will have the final word on whether the federal government can compel states to assist in immigration enforcement activities or whether such provisions infringe on state powers.

Congress can indeed attach conditions to funding, especially if the funding is related to a specific purpose like law enforcement. Since the Supreme Court has indicated its willingness to consider wider immigration questions like those posed by the administration’s travel ban, it is unlikely that the high court would decline to weigh in, as it did in the Baltimore pension funds question.

Like the anti-apartheid activists, sanctuary cities supporters may find that public response to the crisis may compel different responses from Washington. Grassroots efforts to protect undocumented people have sprouted up all over the country; nearly 650 of the country’s more than 3,000 counties have placed limitations on local law enforcement assistance to federal immigration detention efforts.

But the support for such measures is far from solid in the country at large. Lawmakers in more than 30 states have introduced bills to curb cities’ abilities to weigh in on immigration enforcement. A new Gallup poll shows that Americans’ interests in decreasing the numbers of immigrants admitted to the country have not shifted dramatically.

The “Reagan vs. Cities” report also notes that in addition to cutting off federal funds and other measures, Trump’s tactics include “a public relations strategy aimed at vilifying opponents.” The court of public opinion, however, isn’t always malleable. Reagan may have been the “great communicator,” but he was mostly unable to compel cities and states to abandon divestment and other economic strategies aimed at crippling South African apartheid. Trump, if anything, is more of a great alienator than communicator, who will ultimately run up against the numerical impossibility of deporting millions of undocumented people.


          London Borough of Merton: Transport Planning Projects Officer    
£33,444 - £45,666 per annum: London Borough of Merton: Future Merton has been created to bring together disciplines from planning, regeneration, highways, economic development, transport planning... Morden, London (Greater)
          Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack   

Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry. About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, with ships and ports acting as the arteries of the global economy.


          Ready or not, Indian businesses brace for biggest-ever tax reform   

MEERUT, India: Businessman Pankaj Jain is so worried about the impending launch of a new sales tax in India that he is thinking of shutting down his tiny textile factory for a month to give himself time to adjust. Jain is one of millions of small business owners who face wrenching change from India's biggest tax reform since independence that will unify the country's $2 trillion economy and 1.3 billion people into a common market.


          DIB Funding, Inc. takes first step in building the digital economy around DIBCOIN by launching its Affiliate Program through DIBNation.com   
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DIB Funding, Inc. started DIB Nation to build a digital economy centered around DIBCOIN. The new custom website at DIBNation.com will be the hub of the DIB economy. The backbone of DIB Nation is our DIB Affiliate program.
          GST to be a challenge in near term; bankruptcy law negative for PSU banks: Ajay Srivastava   
Ajay Srivastava Ajay Srivastava of Dimensions Corporation Fin Services said that GST could disrupt the economy and believes that it needs to be seen how authorities respond to that.
          NBA free agency 2017: Last year's spending spree is done, and new reality sets in   

This summer will be the first in a series of summers reflecting a new economic reality. How will NBA front offices adjust?


          Comment on Swedes save more lives with policy of keeping kids in rear-facing car seats for longer by Tom   
Road safety education is a big (understated) problem in Germany. They have no patience at all and don't know how to deal with (race)bikes on roads. Not to speak about old people who clearly should not be on roads anymore. But the biggest problem is safety distance at high speeds. It's sheer irresponsible and incredible how most drivers driving > 150 km/h behave, leaving maybe 3m distance when being blocked by a slower car which is overtaking. What do you expect with such a big car lobby, leaving roads unsave for the "sake of economy".
          TECRO in the US - MK 54 Lightweight Torpedo (LWT) Conversion Kits   
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States of MK 54 Lightweight Torpedo (LWT) Conversion Kits. This request provides the recipient with MK 54 LWTs in support of their LWT program. This sale will include LWT containers, torpedo support, torpedo spare parts, publications, training, weapon system support, engineering and technical assistance for the upgrade and conversion...
          TECRO in the US - MK 48 Mod 6AT Heavyweight Torpedo (HWT)   
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States for forty-six (46) MK 48 Mod 6AT Heavyweight Torpedoes (HWT). This sale will include HWT containers, torpedo support, torpedo spare parts, publications, training, weapon system support, engineering and technical assistance. The total estimated program cost is $250 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the ...
          The Common Sense Fix instead of the Bailout   
Dave Ramsey is asking us to pass along this plan as an alternitive to the 700 billion bailout that is being proposed in Washington DC. Years of bad decisions and stupid mistakes have created an economic nightmare in this country, but $700 billion in new debt is not the answer. As a tax-paying American citizen, … Continue reading The Common Sense Fix instead of the Bailout
          Excalibur 9-Tray Economy Dehydrator $110.68   
$110.68 is the lowest price ever on this 9 Tray Excalibur Dehydrator! If you’ve ever considered a dehydrator, Excalibur makes the best in the industry, and this model has excellent reviews. Dehy ... - Source: bargainbabe.com
          Loyer de référence 2017-2018 : les montants à Paris   
CARTES INTERACTIVES - Par quartier, par arrondissement, voici les loyers de référence applicables jusqu'au 31 juillet 2018 pour les logements parisiens dans le cadre du dispositif d'encadrement des loyers.
          Face aux Apple Pay & co, banques et distributeurs font compte commun   
De plus en plus concurrents, grande distribution et banques s'allient pour combattre les géants du web et du mobile.
          For couponers, Amazon's Whole Foods takeover could be the end of an era   
After reaching fever pitch during the economic downturn, coupons could become history because of Amazon's Whole Foods deal.
          Prefeito de São José do Egito recebe comissão organizadora da 2ª FENESJE   
A segunda edição da Feira de Negócios de São José do Egito, deve acontecer entre os dias 7 e 9 de Setembro de 2017, no pátio de eventos Miguel Arraes de Alencar. A expectativa dos organizadores é superar em números de expositores e volume de recursos movimentados à feira de 2016.

Visando oferecer uma estrutura ainda melhor e assim atrair os olhares da população dos investidores, a comissão que está organizando a Feira de Negócios reuniu-se com o prefeito Evandro Valadares, na manhã dessa Sexta – Feira em busca de apoio para o evento.

“A situação está difícil, mais vamos ajudar da melhor forma possível, pois essa é uma oportunidade de movimentar a economia egipciense.” Disse Valadares.

A equipe do governo municipal já começou a planejar e deverá definir em que a prefeitura vai apoiar o evento, até um próximo encontro do prefeito com a comissão organizadora.

          Rádio Cenecista de Picuí migrará de AM para FM   
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Nos próximos meses as regiões do Seridó e Curimataú paraibano ganharão a Rádio Cenecista em Frequência Modulada (FM). 
A migração das AMs para FMs foi iniciada recentemente e tem como objetivo melhorar o alcance das rádios como meio de comunicação. Segundo Kassab, as rádios FM têm menor custo para manutenção, o que permitirá mais investimentos das empresas, inclusive com a contratação de mais profissionais para o setor, tendo em vista a economia, além de melhorar em 100% a qualidade final do sinal no receptor do ouvinte.
Na manhã desta sexta-feira (30), a senhora Francisca Arruda representante da Fundação de Desenvolvimento de Picuí (Fundepi) e o diretor administrativo da emissora João Tavares de Lima estiveram em João Pessoa na cerimônia em que os representantes da Cenecista e de mais 4 emissoras paraibanas assinaram termos aditivos de adaptação das outorgas para migração da faixa de AM para FM.
Cinco emissoras completaram o processo de migração na Paraíba, ao apresentar certidão de regularidade fiscal e quitar o boleto de mudança de outorga de AM para FM: Fundação Cultural Nossa Senhora da Guia, de Patos (PB); Fundação de Desenvolvimento de Picuí (Fundepi), de Picuí (PB); Rádio Cajazeiras, de Campina Grande (PB); Rádio Integração do Brejo, de Bananeiras (PB); e Rádio Potiguara, de Mamanguape (PB). Ao todo, 28 entidades paraibanas manifestaram interesse ao MCTIC em migrar de faixa.
Segundo a secretária de Radiodifusão do MCTIC, Vanda Nogueira, as 28 rádios têm como ouvintes 80% da população paraibana, ou seja, quase 3 milhões de pessoas. As outras 23 emissoras têm 90 dias para pagar o boleto, cujo valor é calculado individualmente e pode variar de R$ 7 mil a R$ 200 mil.
Após a outorga, as rádios deverão apresentar um projeto técnico de instalação da FM à Secretaria de Radiodifusão e solicitar à Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel) a autorização de uso da radiofrequência. A partir da liberação, os veículos já podem começar a transmitir a programação na nova faixa.

A Cenecista FM vai operar na frequência 89.9 Mhz.


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          Cementos Cosmos comienza este sábado a aplicar el ERTE por "pérdida de competitividad"   

El comité de empresa de Cementos Cosmos, cementera ubicada en el término municipal de Niebla (Huelva), comienza a aplicar este sábado, 1 de julio, el expediente de regulación temporal de empleo (ERTE), que anunció hace meses, por "pérdida de competitividad".


          Cementos Cosmos comienza este sábado a aplicar el ERTE por "pérdida de competitividad"   

El comité de empresa de Cementos Cosmos, cementera ubicada en el término municipal de Niebla (Huelva), comienza a aplicar este sábado, 1 de julio, el expediente de regulación temporal de empleo (ERTE), que anunció hace meses, por "pérdida de competitividad".


          Economia: Veículo do gabinete do prefeito de Picuí custará 74% menos em relação gestão passada; o mais barato dos últimos 13 anos   
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O prefeito Olivânio surpreendeu os picuienses quando abriu mão do luxo do gabinete e disponibilizou um ônibus de qualidade aos estudantes universitários.
Sem ostentação, nos 6 meses de gestão, o prefeito tem gerado baixo custo a máquina pública. Ao longo desse período, realizou dezenas de viagens a capital do estado, a cidade do Recife e a capital Federal, mesmo assim, foram poucas as diárias recebidas em relação aos dois últimos gestores que o antecederam. A situação não é diferente em relação ao veículo que passará a ser usado pelo chefe do executivo em suas viagens oficiais, o valor será o menor da região e o menor dos últimos 12 anos.
Após organizar a máquina pública e sistematizar as prioridades da gestão, o prefeito autorizou a realização da licitação para locação do veículo que servirá ao seu gabinete e também outras demandas do centro administrativo, ao custo de R$ 2.900,00 o veículo ficará 74% mais barato em relação ao histórico do que vinha sendo praticado na prefeitura de Picuí que chegou a custar R$ 7.500,00 aos contribuintes.
Calculando em salários mínimos, de 2005 até 2012 a prefeitura de Picuí desembolsava mensalmente 11 (onze) salários mínimos todo mês para custear o veículo do prefeito. Com essa redução, o prefeito Olivânio economizará mais de 8 (oito) salários mínimos mensais.
O prefeito já informou que usará esse dinheiro para alugar dois veículos com capacidade de sete lugares ou superior para tender as demandas da saúde do município, principalmente aos pacientes de hemodiálise e da quimioterapia que viajam diariamente até Campina Grande. A licitação para os veículos da saúde ocorrerá na segunda feira dia 03 de julho.
O prefeito informou que acabou a geração do prefeito ostentação e do desperdício, e fez referência a um trecho passagem de um texto do escritor Rubem Alves.
“O político por vocação é um apaixonado pelo grande jardim para todos. Seu amor é tão grande que ele abre mão do pequeno jardim que ele poderia plantar para si mesmo. De que vale um pequeno jardim se à sua volta está o deserto? É preciso que o deserto inteiro se transforme em jardim”.

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          Barcelona da luz verde al último trámite municipal para el plan de Glòries y sus equipamientos   

El pleno del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona ha dado luz verde este viernes el último trámite municipal para aprobar la Modificación de Plan General Metropolitano (MPGM) para impulsar el parque de la plaza Glòries y sus equipamientos.


          Ready or not, India awaits introduction of GST   
India is to hold a special midnight session of parliament to mark the launch of its new national Goods and Services Tax, a sign of how much significance it's attaching to what's billed as the biggest fiscal reforms in decades. As Kate King reports, the GST will replace about 20 federal and state taxes while unifying a $2 trillion economy and 1.3 billion people into a single market.

          Gaza Island: A salvation made in Israel?   
Reuters has been taking a look at a plan to build an island off Gaza. The proposal has been suggested by an Israeli minister and aims to alleviate some of the territories economic woes.

          Consumer sentiment hits lowest level since November   
Economists expected the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index to hit 94.5 in June, according to Thomson Reuters.
          US Midwest factory index hits 3-year high: Chicago PMI   
A key reading on the regional view of the national economy in May came in much stronger than expected on Friday.
          Paschal Donohoe rejects claims economy is overheating   

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has rejected European Commission concerns that Ireland’s economy is at risk of overheating, claiming the country will have more jobs than people available to work them next year.


          Oxfam warns that modern day land rush is forcing thousands into greater poverty   

Oxfam calls for British company to investigate the forced eviction of more than 20,000 Ugandans to make way for its plantations

Oxfam today launches a major new report highlighting the growing pace of land deals brokered around the world, often to the peril of poor communities who lose their homes and livelihoods – sometimes violently – with no prior consultation, compensation or means of appeal.

In the report Land and Power, the international agency reveals preliminary research indicating as many as 227 million hectares have been sold, leased or licensed in large-scale land deals since 2001, mostly by international investors. Lack of transparency and the secrecy that surrounds land deals makes it difficult to get exact figures but to date up to 1,100 of these deals amounting to 67 million hectares have been cross checked. Half of these deals are in Africa, and cover an area nearly the size of Germany. (1)

Oxfam warns this modern day land rush follows a drive to produce enough food for people overseas, meet damaging biofuels targets or speculate on land to make an easy profit. However, many of the deals are in fact ‘land grabs’ where the rights and needs of the people living on the land are ignored, leaving them homeless and without land to grow enough food to eat and make a living.

This is likely to get worse as the increasing demand for food, the gathering pace of climate change, water scarcity and non-food crops like biofuels compete for land. Already, nearly three billion people live in areas where demand for water outstrips supply.

Land grabs: devastating vulnerable communities

Oxfam International’s Executive Director Jeremy Hobbs said: “The unprecedented pace of land deals and the increased competition for land is leaving many of the world’s poorest people worse off. In the scramble for more land, investors are ignoring the people who currently live on the land and depend on it to survive.”

Oxfam’s report profiles the devastating effect land grabs in Uganda, South Sudan, Indonesia, Honduras and Guatemala are having on vulnerable communities. The report is part of Oxfam’s GROW campaign which aims to secure a future where everyone has enough to eat. Women, who produce up to 80 per cent of food in some poor countries, are usually most vulnerable as they have weaker land rights.

In Uganda, Oxfam’s research indicates that at least 22,500 people have lost their homes and land to make way for a British timber company, the New Forests Company. Many evictees told Oxfam how they were forcibly removed and have been left destitute, without enough food or money to send their children to school. There were court orders in force which named the company but eye-witnesses say that company workers took part in some of the evictions anyway. NFC denies that it was involved in any evictions. (2)

Evicted without consultation or compensation

Christine, a farmer in her mid 40s, who lived in Kiboga district before the Uganda land grab said: “All our plantations were cut down – we lost the banana and cassava. We lost everything we had. The company’s casual laborers would attack us – they beat and threatened people. Even now they won’t let us back in to look for the things we left behind. I was threatened – they told me they were going to beat me if we didn’t leave.”

Hobbs said: “The Uganda case clearly shows how land grabs are slipping through the net of existing safeguards which are intended to ensure the protection of vulnerable people. Thousands of people are suffering because they have been evicted without meaningful consultation or compensation.

“The New Forests Company describes itself as an ethical company, adhering to international standards. It needs to investigate these claims urgently. It’s not acceptable for companies to blame governments. They must respect the needs and rights of poor communities affected by their investment.”

Prioritize existing land use rights

Oxfam is calling for investors, governments and international organizations to prioritize putting a stop to land grabbing by fixing the current policies and regulations which all too often fail to ensure that, when investors negotiate deals, local people are consulted, treated fairly, and that all relevant international standards are respected. These include the World Bank's International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and the Forest Stewardship Council’s standards.

Governments should avoid pandering to investors’ wishes, and prioritize existing land use rights – not just where legal land title or formal ownership rights are held. Governments should recognize that women have equal rights over land and ensure that all agricultural investments benefit local communities who rely on the land to survive. While governments and companies get their house in order to stop future land grabbing, there is an urgent need to remedy the damage done by existing land grabs, including in the case of the Uganda international investment.

Flawed biofuels policies

Perverse incentives such as the flawed biofuels targets, like the EU’s target of obtaining 10 per cent of transport fuels from renewable sources by 2020, should be scrapped to curb the rush on land to meet biofuel demand.

Meanwhile, the UN’s Committee on Food Security in Rome could take an important first step when it meets in Rome next month, by adopting credible pro-poor, pro-women guidelines on land tenure.

Hobbs said: “Land investment should be good news for people in poverty but the frenetic scramble for land risks putting development in reverse. We need urgent global action so that local people with relatively little do not lose everything for the benefit of a few, and to secure a future where everyone has enough to eat.”

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I was threatened – they told me they were going to beat me if we didn’t leave.
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Farmer from Kiboga district, Uganda
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  1. This data is compiled by the Land Matrix Partnership, a coalition of academic, research and non-governmental organisations. The 227 million figure is based on information on land deals over 200 hectares from a whole range of different sources including government reports, academic research, company websites, media reports and the few contracts that are available. The coalition is currently cross checking the records of land deals it has identified.  It is calling for increased transparency among companies and governments so that the true scale of the problem can be accurately understood.
    The Land Matrix Partnership includes the International Land Coalition, the universities of Bern and Hamburg, the French research institute CIRAD, the German agency for technical cooperation, GIZ and Oxfam.
  2. The evictions took place between 2006 and 2010. One High Court order was granted on 24 August 2009 and remained valid until 18 March 2010. The other was granted on 19 June 2009 and remained in force until 2 October 2009. Both were to restrain evictions by the company.
    The New Forests Company stated that the majority of local residents had no legal right to the land, that they had left peacefully and that the process was the sole responsibility of the Ugandan National Forestry Authority.  It told Oxfam that it had brought jobs and amenities to local communities and that its activities had been approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council and International Finance Corporation.

Useful figures:

  • The global economy, which is expected to triple in size by 2050, will demand ever more scarce natural and agricultural resources
  • Palm oil has become the world’s most consumed edible oil and can be found in up to half of all packaged food and hygiene products. Production is expected to double by 2050, increasing the land area under cultivation worldwide by 24 million hectares – six times the size of the Netherlands
  • In Guatemala, eight per cent of farmers account for 78 per cent of the land in production. Of the smallholders who control the remaining land, just eight per cent are women.

Oxfam’s GROW campaign is calling for global action to fix a broken food system where 925 million people already go hungry every day. This could get worse in the face of dwindling natural resources, like land, the gathering pace of climate change and increasing food price volatility. Find out how we can help prevent this from getting worse at www.oxfam.org/grow

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Tricia O'Rourke, tricia.orourke@oxfaminternational.org, +44 1865 339157 or +44 7876 397915

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Fernanda Vallejos, la candidata de CFK para reforzar la crítica a la economía de Mauricio Macri.

Una ONG denunció este viernes a la candidata kirchnerista Fernanda Vallejos por haber acumulado 3 contratos simultáneos con el Estado a pesar de que está prohibido. La presentación fue realizada Ciudadanos Libres por la Calidad Institucional y recayó en el juzgado de Rodolfo Canicoba Corral.

La ONG denunció a Vallejos, primera candidata a diputada nacional de Unidad Ciudadana en la provincia de Buenos Aires, a partir de un artículo publicado en el portal Border Periodismo que reveló que la economista llegó a ser asesora de una senadora, figurar en planta de la Cámara Baja y tener un puesto en el ministerio de Economía.

De acuerdo a la nota, Vallejos logró acumular los 3 cargos porque omitió informar sobre los otros en una declaración juradas. Por esto, la denuncia impulsada por el abogado Josè Mangiocalda denunció a la candidata kirchnerista por "falsedad ideológica", es decir, adulteración de documentos públicos.

Vallejos tomó relevancia pública días atrás luego de que sus primeras declaraciones públicas tras la confirmación de su candidatura fueran una defensa de Amado Boudou, que deberá enfrentar un juicio oral por un resonado caso de corrupción, y la afirmación de que las denuncias sobre la malversación de los recursos públicos "son un invento de los medios".

La nota de Border Periodismo:

"Pero, ¿por qué Vallejos no quiso o no supo tomar distancia de Boudou, en su primera aparición como candidata? Las lealtades, a veces, juegan malas pasadas. La candidata es economista y formó parte de La Gran Makro, una agrupación política creada en 2011 por el ex vicepresidente -entonces con aspiraciones porteñas- y su entonces viceministro en Economía, Roberto Feletti. En esa usina de colegas K, también abrevó Alejandro Robba, ex subsecretario de Coordinación Económica y, según la gacetilla que presentaba el espacio, “enlace entre La Gran Makro y el equipo económico” que comandaba Boudou desde el Ministerio. Vallejos había ingresado en 2010 a la gestión pública K, como asesora de Robba -que dependía de Feletti y, por jerarquía de Boudou-, trabajó en la Dirección de Cuentas Nacionales y se mantuvo hasta 2015, ya bajo la gestión de Axel Kicillof, quien fuera su profesor en la UBA.

Es que Vallejos llegó a contar con tres empleos públicos a la vez, al menos en 2014, lo que las normativas de empleo público prohíben. El segundo trabajo también llegó con la firma de Boudou: fue designada como asesora en el despacho de la entonces senadora por La Pampa, María de los Ángeles Higonet.

El alta de Vallejos en el Senado se hizo mediante un contrato de locación de servicios, “a partir del día 01 de octubre de 2013 y hasta el día 31 de diciembre de 2013, siendo el monto de la cuota mensual a percibir de PESOS SIETE MIL ($ 7.000)”, según reza el decreto 1404/13 de la Presidencia del Senado, con la rúbrica del ex vicepresidente. La designación se renovó con el mismo tipo de contratación y honorarios con los sucesivos decretos 328/14, 853/14, 2017/14 y 985/15, todos contratos semestrales, salvo el último que terminó el 31 de noviembre de 2015, ya veremos, no por casualidad.

La senadora Higonet auspició varias charlas de Vallejos en distintos municipios pampeanos, como su disertación en el “Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres de la línea Compromiso Peronista”, a mediados de 2013, en Toay; u otra titulada “La Economía en el proyecto nacional: Análisis de la coyuntura, Soberanía, Desendeudamiento y holdouts”, en Realicó, en agosto de 2014.

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Higonet cumplió su mandato a fines de 2015 pero generó polémica cuando intentó perpetuarse en el Senado, al lograr que Boudou le creara una dirección especial y a medida: fue designada al frente de la “Unidad de Coordinación con la OIT-Delegación Parlamentaria Argentina ante la OIT” y pudo nombrar su staff, incluso mientras aún cumplía su mandato legislativo. Pero el decreto que perpetuaba a la senadora en la estructura del Senado fue derogado cuando asumió Gabriela Michetti.

Fue curioso que Vallejos no figurara entre los empleados elegidos por Higonet para acompañarla. La economista, sin embargo, tenía una salida mejor: en noviembre de 2015 la nombraron en planta permanente en Diputados. La hoy candidata K había ingresado a la Cámara Baja del Congreso en septiembre de 2014, contratada como planta transitoria y fue traspasada justo antes del cambio de Gobierno. Hasta el día de hoy figura nombrada en la Dirección de Comisiones de la Secretaría Parlamentaria, con la categoría A3 que, según la escala oficial del Congreso, representa un sueldo bruto de 48 mil pesos (37 mil, de bolsillo).

En su Linkedin, Vallejos admite la superposición de dos cargos. No menciona el Senado.

Tanto la legislación sobre empleo público como las normas que comunica la Oficina Anticorrupción prohíben la acumulación de cargos. Vallejos siempre contó con al menos dos, primero en Economía y el Senado, y luego en el ministerio y la Cámara de Diputados, llegando a la paradoja de contar con los tres cargos públicos en 2014. Allí puede explicarse que su método de contratación en el Senado fuera un “contrato de locación de servicio”, tal vez una vía para disimular la superposición. Sin embargo, cuando un empleado asume un puesto en el Estado debe completar una declaración jurada en la que está obligado a explicitar todos sus trabajos, para detectar incompatibilidades.

#BORDER accedió a la DDJJ que Vallejos presentó ante el Senado en 2014. El formulario está en blanco y lleva su firma y la de su jefa, la senadora Higonet. La economista omitió informar su vínculo tanto con Economía como con la Cámara de Diputados. Las declaraciones juradas son documentos públicos y mentir en ellos puede significar un delito".

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Hay señales de recuperación, pero no impactan en la gente y la campaña ya llegó.

El Gobierno nacional se entusiasma por dos razones: aparecen datos positivos en la economía y coinciden con el inicio de la campaña electoral. El problema es que esos ‘brotes verdes’ están lejos de aliviar la situación de millones de argentinos que han visto deteriorada su economía personal desde la llegada de Cambiemos al poder. Según el Indec, la mitad de la población argentina gana menos de $10.000 por mes.

Pero volviendo sobre los ‘brotes’, parecen innegables ciertas señales positivas que reflejan los diarios Ámbito Financiero, BAE y Cronista (muy disímiles entre sí en su línea editorial con respecto al Gobierno de Mauricio Macri).

En Cronista se destaca este viernes (30/6) que las empresas que cotizan en Bolsa ganaron 95% más que en 2016 según el Instituto Argentino de Mercado de Capitales (IAMC). Las 87 firmas de origen nacional que cotizan en bolsa tuvieron ganancias por u$s 1400 millones en el primer trimestre, lo que significó un avance del 95% con respecto al mismo período de 2016.

En tanto, de los 25 sectores económicos representados en la bolsa argentina, 19 exhibieron resultados positivos y 15 de ellos mejoraron con respecto a los primeros tres meses de 2016.

En el primer trimestre de este año hubo 6 sectores (transporte de gas, distribución de gas, transporte de energía eléctrica, construcción, manufacturas de origen industrial y agricultura y ganadería) que habían reportado pérdidas entre enero y marzo del año pasado y revirtieron la situación en 2017.

Por su parte, Ámbito Financiero refleja que tras 15 caídas consecutivas, la industria creció un 2,7% en mayo. El dato pertenece al INDEC pero se ubicó en línea con lo esperado por el mercado.

Se trata de la suba interanual del quinto mes del año y el Estimador Mensual Industrial (EMI) cortó una racha de 15 meses consecutivos en baja.

También la Industria alimenticia presentó alzas en casi todos sus componentes, excepto la producción de lácteos que bajó el 1,5% en términos interanuales.

El Diario BAE destaca que el impulso se dio por el repunte en las fábricas automotrices ya que las exportaciones de vehículos de transporte crecieron 30% en mayo.

Otro ‘motor’ de la economía como la construcción también registró un crecimiento del 10,3% en mayo y anotó su tercera suba consecutiva. Consolidó la recuperación del sector y alcanzó un trimestre de crecimiento por encima de los dos dígitos.

La recuperación del sector mostró en mayo un aumento del 26,3% en los pedidos de construcción de emprendimientos privados en los 41 municipios mas importantes del país según el Indec, que es el registro más alto de los últimos tres años. Ese indicador mostró una suba del 20,8% en mayo respecto de abril último.

Y no menos importante: La mejora de la actividad permitió un crecimiento de los puestos de trabajo en abril pasado del 6,3% interanual mientras que en los primeros cuatro meses del año se crearon más de 22 mil nuevos empleos, de acuerdo con los datos de los puestos de trabajos registrados en la seguridad social.

El problema es que los brotes tardan en aliviar la situación social. El Indec también informó que la mitad de la población argentina gana menos de $10.000 por mes. Se trata de una realidad que Cambiemos sabe que debe modificar y que será eje de la campaña opositora.

Según destaca BAE, la desigualdad social casi no se redujo: de acuerdo al índice de Gini, la distribución de la riqueza en el país casi no cambió con respecto al año pasado.

Seis de cada diez habitantes con trabajo no alcanzaban a superar con sus ingresos individuales el costo de la canasta básica total, condición que también enfrentaban el 40% de los hogares, indicó el Indec.

Según el estudio oficial, el 60 por ciento de la población tenía niveles de ingresos promedios de 13.093 pesos, situación en la que se encuentran más de 9,5 millones de personas.

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Este viernes (30/6) los diarios Ámbito Financiero, BAE y Cronista (muy disímiles entre sí en su línea editorial con respecto al Gobierno de Mauricio Macri) destacan que las empresas que cotizan en Bolsa ganaron 95% más que en 2016; que la industria creció un 2,7% en mayo y que la construcción también creció un 10,3% en el mismo mes. Son todos datos positivos que hablan de la existencia real de los denominados ‘brotes verdes’ de los que tanta publicidad viene haciendo el oficialismo. Estas novedades, cerca de la campaña electoral, son otra buena noticia para Cambiemos. Pero hay otra realidad que parece ir paralela: la mitad de la población argentina gana menos de $10.000 por mes, según el Indec.
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          St. Louis Fed’s Bullard Discusses Future of U.S. Monetary Policy Path...   

In London, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the U.S. economy remains in a “regime” of low growth, low inflation and low interest rates and that the current level of the fed funds rate target...

(PRWeb June 29, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/stlouisfed/bullard/prweb14473221.htm


          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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          Global Cyberattack Seems Intent On Havoc, Not Extortion   

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

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          Need A Ride? Uber, Lyft Running In Upstate NY, Long Island   

The Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services began operating Thursday in upstate New York and on Long Island, a move that officials say will provide work for thousands of drivers and reduce alcohol-related road accidents. The ride-hailing apps became available for those regions as of 12:01 a.m. under legislation approved by state lawmakers and signed into law by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this month. The original measure called for the services to begin upstate and on Long Island on July 9, but Cuomo and the Legislature worked out a deal to push up the start to just before the busy Fourth of July holiday. The two ride-hailing apps had been limited to picking up passengers in New York City until lawmakers voted this year to permit the expansion. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that the state Department of Motor Vehicles said more than 20,000 drivers are expected to provide rides for Uber and Lyft. The agency, whose duties include regulating ride-hailing companies, said that’s the number of drivers who filed information with the DMV to become drivers for the two apps. All those drivers are either on Long Island or in upstate New York, DMV officials said. Buffalo, the state’s second-largest city, had been one of the largest cities in the country without access to the ride-hailing apps. On Wednesday, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and local law enforcement leaders to praise the arrival of Uber and Lyft. “Anything that we can do to produce more jobs, to produce more employment opportunities and circulate more dollars into our economy, benefits the economic development and the economy of Buffalo and western New York,” Brown said. Police officials said giving people another option to taxis will cut down on the number of drivers who get behind the wheel after drinking. “If ride-sharing can reduce the number of DWI arrests and alcohol-related crashes, then all this effort was worth it,” said Timothy Howard, sheriff for Erie County, which includes the city of Buffalo. (AP)

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           U.S. consumer spending rises modestly, inflation cools    
By Jason LangeWASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in May and inflation cooled, pointing to a slow-but-steady economic...
          Economy Candy's 80th anniversary retro signage   


Heading into the Lower East Side for a moment... where the third-generation owners of Economy Candy at 108 Rivington St. installed some retro signage modeled after the store's 1960s storefront. (See the Lo-Down for more.)

Here's their inspiration (when the store was a few doors away here between Orchard and Essex) ...


[Via @EconomyCandy]
          Make our mental health laws fit for purpose | Letters   
Leading figures involved in the law, mental health and social work call on the government to ensure the detention of people with mental health problems is central to its promised review of current legislation

The increasing use of powers to detain patients with mental health problems is deeply disturbing. Reform of mental health legislation – announced in the Queen’s speech – must ensure respect for people’s rights and dignity. It must also incorporate robust, independent research into why rates of detention are increasing so rapidly and why people from some minority ethnic groups are so disproportionately the subject of detention measures. Too few people are able to access quality treatment and support when and where they need it. The root causes of the current mental health crisis – including societal factors such as poverty, addiction and austerity – must be properly investigated if we are to develop new legislation fit for our times.

The views of mental health service users and patients, their families, professionals and carers alongside a comprehensive assessment of community support and treatment options must be central to a credible review. Mental health underpins national social and economic wellbeing – we are glad the government has committed to giving it the urgent attention it deserves.
Robert Bourns President of the Law Society of England and Wales, Paul Farmer Chief executive, MindMark Winstanley Chief executive, Rethink Mental Illness, Wendy Burn President-elect, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Ruth Allen Chief executive, British Association of Social Workers

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          Indie Author Spotlight: Robert Eggleton   


Hello lovelies welcome to a feature I am going to have on La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books that is called Indie Author Spotlight. Each month I will post an Indie Author Spotlight to help spread word about the works of the fantastic indie authors that are out there!


Today tenth installment and feature is Robert Eggleton author of Rarity from the Hollow



 Robert Eggleton




Author's Bio

Robert Eggleton has served as a children's advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. Locally, he is best known for his nonfiction about children’s programs and issues, much of which was published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from1982 through 1997. Today, he is a retired children's psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome maltreatment and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel. Its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines. Author proceeds support the prevention of child maltreatment.



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Rarity from the Hollow

By Robert Eggleton

Genre: Adult Literary Science Fiction

Publication Date: November 3, 2016

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Author Interview


Q. Describe your book in ten words or less.

A. An unlikely savior of the universe -- tragedy, comedy, and satire.


Q. What draws you to this genre.

A. I enjoy reading and writing literary fiction and within most genres. I'm not a big fan of pure escapist novels. I tend to look for the author's hidden metaphors -- meaning behind the superficial and that seems to detract from my enjoyment. So, when I write, my goal is to produce something that will be reflected upon after the last paragraph has been read. I also enjoy reading speculative fiction -- the what if? There are several what ifs in Rarity from the Hollow, but the one that was most fun to write was its political parody. What if some compelling force united extreme capitalism and socialism by a common cause --- saving the universe? While much of the focus of my story was on the prevention of child maltreatment, there are other analogies -- i.e. global warming. Rarity from the Hollow was the first, perhaps the only, science fiction adventure to specifically predict the rise of Donald Trump to political power -- parody with no political advocacy one side or any other. Readers find out how Lacy Dawn, the protagonist, convinced Mr. Rump (Bernie Sanders) to help talk Mr. Prump (Donald Trump) into saving the universe. The allegory includes pressing issues that are being debated today, including illegal immigration and the refuge crisis, an issue that several European commentators have compared to cockroach infestation; extreme capitalism / consumerism vs. domestic spending for social supports; sexual harassment…. Mr. Prump in my story was a projection of Donald Trump based on the TV show, The Apprentice. The counterpart, Mr. Rump, was based on my understanding of positions held by Bernie Sanders as I wrote the story. Part of the negotiations in the story occur in the only high rise on planet Shptiludrp (Shop Until You Drop), a giant shopping mall and the center of economic governance, now more easily identifiable as Trump Tower. The allegory was not addressed by ARC reviewers of the novel because so few people worldwide considered Donald Trump to be a serious political contender until the primary elections in the U.S. The political allegory in the novel is obvious now that Donald Trump has become a household name. In summary, I am drawn to literary speculative fiction because it is so much fun to write.


Q. Where do you get information or ideas for your book?

A. Much of Rarity from the Hollow is more real than not, and based upon over forty years of my experiences working as a children's advocate. I use Google for research, for example, on updated research on prevalence rates or correlates of child abuse. One interesting element of the story pertains to the ET assistance that helped cure Lacy Dawn's parents -- she begins the story as an eleven year old protagonist, a victim of maltreatment. Her father is a war damaged Vet suffering from PTSD, night terrors, and anger outbursts. Several book reviewers have complimented by imagination when writing the medical intervention element of the story. In reality, humans are living in a very exciting time when computerized diagnosis and intervention of mental health concerns is an emerging science. The fantastical means employed by the alien in my story to treat the parents were based on today’s medical reality. I’ve already mentioned that in the beginning of Rarity from the Hollow, Dwayne, the abusive father was a war damaged Vet experiencing anger outbursts and night terrors. The mother was a downtrodden victim of domestic violence who had lost hope of ever getting her G.E.D. or driver's license, or of protecting her daughter. Diagnosis and treatment of these concerns affecting the parents, as representative of many similarly situated, was based on emerging technologies presented at the 2015 World Medical Innovation Forum: https://worldmedicalinnovation.org/ . Yes, in real life, like in my story, patients have been hooked up to computer technology for medial diagnosis and treatment. Additional exciting research was presented at that Forum and may one day may revolutionize psychiatric treatment. Most relevant to my story were: (1) smart brain prosthetics, wireless devises being tested for potential to relieve depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder…neural engineering to manipulate brain signals; (2) sophisticated imaging systems that are minimally invasive to brain circuitry for diagnosis (3) and, healing the brain with neuromodulation and electroceuticals to treat depression and schizophrenia. http://hitconsultant.net/2015/04/30/tech-revolutionize-neurological-psychiatric-care/


Q. How do you select the names of your characters?

A. Typically, I pick names that fit a culture for stories. While I love fantasy, I've found long and unusual first names for characters annoying, thereby sometimes leading to head hopping as I've read the stories. I try to avoid this practice. For example, I recently read a short story involving sisters with unusual but very similar first names. I kept getting the characters mixed up, complicated by their similar voices. The subculture for Rarity from the Hollow is Appalachian, a place where the use of first and middle names is common when addressing the individual, such as Billy Bob, or Robert Thomas. Lacy Dawn was addressed by her first and middle name in the story as a show of love and respect, while the other characters were addressed by their first names only as a sign that their parents did not hold their existences in high regard. As a back story, when pregnant, Lacy Dawn's mother realized that she would not be able to give her daughter beautiful things in life, so she decided to give her a very beautiful name at birth.  


Q. List your top 5 favorite authors or books.

A. Gosh, this is an impossible to answer question. I'm a mood reader, so my favorite books at one time may be entirely different than at another time. Right now: Vonnegut’s anger in Breakfast of Champions helped me stay strong as a children’s advocate and as a writer, and how to experiment with my writing style. Watership Down by R. Adams was such a sweet adventure that some of this element just is a necessary ingredient of even the scariest or saddest story. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is probably on a lot of lists of favorite books. If I feel nostalgic, like now, Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins pushed me into the wilder side of writing regardless of censorship with views on religion and other topics. Last, The Color Purple by Alice Walker remains a role model for using colloquialism to reach mainstream readers. 


Q. What book/s are you reading at present?

A. I'm going to have to pass on this question. I'm reading a second novel by an unknown author and am so disappointed that I don't want to name it. I respected her debut novel and expected this one to be even better. It isn't. When this one was posted on a blog for 99¢ I grabbed a Kindle version. Don't misunderstand. I don't subscribe to the Goodreads rating system based on whether I "liked" a novel or not. If I'm considering writing a review of a novel I would never let my personal taste control such an important task -- my likes are irrelevant to whether a book is great or awful -- so are my comfort zones -- irrelevant. So far, this book has holes in the plot, is so mainstream that it could have been written by a computer program, and was poorly edited. There seems to be no message, but I'm hopeful that the author some how pulls it all together in the last third of the novel. I don't need to like a novel to give it a good rating, but I do have to respect it. Did the story fulfill its mission? It this novel does improve you may see my review on Amazon or Goodreads and you will get my answer to your question if you notice. If the novel does not improve, I may just skip writing a review. The impact of reviews can be so powerful that I wouldn't want to influence the behavior of an author who, based on the debut, has potential but released on perhaps prematurely. If this author was well known, making lots of money, I would have no problem blasting this piece of crap that I'm reading.


Q. What's next for you? What are you working on now?

A. I've been stuck in self-promotion mode for so long that I've neglected the next Lacy Dawn Adventure -- Ivy. I've submitted a couple of short stories to magazines recently but no bites. It seems to me that many magazines either stick very close to the Young Adult genre or are so extreme that my writing seems to have a hard time fitting into content. I don't want to change what I write just to achieve publication, so I'm trying to explore other alternatives. I'm working on a satirical essay, and a couple of poems. One of my poems won first place in an international competition last year, so I have a little name recognition because of that. Ivy, full of metaphors and allegory, is the story of an alien invasion of Earth based in an almost forgotten town. I live in West Virginia, the U.S. state with the highest rate of heroin overdose deaths in the nation. My familiarity with what is happening to my neighbors because of addiction prompted me to ask: how far will a child go to save a parent from addiction? I hope to achieve a similar finding when answering this serious question as I did with Rarity from the Hollow: “…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, only instead of the earth being destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Lacy Dawn must…The author has managed to do what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse, and written about them with tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…Eggleton sucks you into the Hollow, dunks you in the creek, rolls you in the mud, and splays you in the sun to dry off. Tucked between the folds of humor are some profound observations on human nature and modern society that you have to read to appreciate…it’s a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy.” http://awesomeindies.net/ai-approved-review-of-rarity-from-the-holly-by-robert-eggleton/ I'll let you know when it is released.


Q.  What advice do you have for writers?

A. I don’t feel competent to give advice to other writers, but I will share a little common sense based on my observations of this marketplace. Don’t expect to be discovered overnight like you were Elvis singing on the front stoop of an apartment located in a low-income neighborhood. Before you publish, make sure that your work as been professionally edited, or as close to it as your finances will allow – not by a friend or anybody with whom you have a personal relationship. If published, to the extent possible, prevent generic one line reviews from being posted on Amazon – they always look like they were written by your friends and detract from other reviews that appear more legitimate. Commit to the long haul by keeping in mind that the majority of those entering the world of books stay there briefly and then drop out never to be heard from again. And, last, never buy a book review and don’t invest more than you can afford in anything. I’ve heard of aspiring authors placing themselves and their families at financial risk by becoming over-committed to a book that they had written. Hard work pays off, but working smart has better outcomes.   


Thank You So Much Robert Eggleton For Your Time & Interview.



R. Thank you for the opportunity to tell your readers a little about myself and my debut novel, Rarity from the Hollow.




           POLL-Russian economy seen staging tepid recovery this year    
By Zlata Garasyuta and Alexander WinningMOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) - Russia's economy is seen posting growth of 1.3 percent this year, helped by central bank...
          Gobierno otorgará tierras en usufructo por 20 años; anuncia medidas para cuentapropistas   
Gobierno otorgará tierras en usufructo por 20 años; anuncia medidas para
cuentapropistas
Posted on 30 Junio, 2017
Por Fabián Flores

LA HABANA.- El gobierno cubano anunció que extenderá a 20 años la
vigencia del usufructo de tierras entregadas a ciudadanos nacionales
para su explotación, y adelantó que impondrá "un conjunto de medidas"
para perfeccionar el trabajo por cuenta propia en el país.

Ambas decisiones emergieron de la más reciente reunión del Consejo de
Ministros, en presencia del gobernante Raúl Castro, en la cual se
analizó el desempeño de la economía nacional durante el primer semestre
del año, según informó este viernes el diario Granma.

El reporte oficial atribuyó a Marino Murillo, jefe de la Comisión
Permanente para la Implementación y Desarrollo, la explicación de que el
usufructo de tierras estatales ociosas para todas las personas naturales
se extenderá a 20 años (antes era de diez años), y será prorrogable
sucesivamente por igual término.

Solicitudes limitadas

Murillo agregó que se incorporará como causa de extinción del usufructo
la utilización de financiamientos ilícitos, y se instituirá además el
"precepto de que para recibir tierras, las personas naturales tienen que
trabajarlas y administrarlas de forma personal y directa".

La información señala que desde la puesta en práctica de esta medida en
el 2008 y hasta septiembre del 2016, se han entregado un millón 917,000
hectáreas de tierra, que representan el 31 % de la superficie agrícola
del país.

Murillo dijo que en la actualidad es limitada la solicitud de tierras
debido a que las que continúan disponibles son menos productivas, con
alta infestación de marabú, y están alejadas de los asentamientos
poblacionales y los servicios básicos, y enfrentan adicionalmente
dificultades para acceder a fuentes de agua.

"Se ratificó que las tierras otorgadas en usufructo son propiedad
intransferible del Estado y deben mantenerse en explotación, evitando un
mal uso del suelo y la pérdida de su productividad", indicó el reporte.

La decisión se produce días después de que un informe oficial indicara
que más de la mitad de las tierras cultivables en el país permanecen
baldías. Solo 2.7 millones de los 6.2 millones de hectáreas de tierras
disponibles estaban cultivadas el pasado año.

El estado cubano es propietario del 80 por ciento de las tierras y ha
entregado pequeñas parcelas a unos 200 mil cubanos desde el 2008.

Control sobre cuentapropistas

La reunión del gabinete ministerial anunció también que se implementarán
nuevas medidas para contribuir al mejoramiento de la organización y el
control del trabajo por cuenta propia, que hoy ejercen en el país más de
medio millón de personas.

Sin embargo, no se especificó el "conjunto de medidas" ni cuándo serán
publicadas. Solo se mencionó que "la prensa cubana ofrecerá más detalles
como parte del proceso de divulgación que acompañará la implementación
de las modificaciones".

Pero evidentemente se trata de más control y fiscalización al trabajo de
los cuentapropistas, de acuerdo con las referencias del reporte
periodístico a los problemas detectados en este sector.

"Han sido detectadas desviaciones en el diseño de la política como la
utilización de materias primas, materiales y equipos de procedencia
ilícita; incumplimientos de las obligaciones tributarias y
subdeclaración de ingresos; imprecisiones e insuficiencias en el
control; y deficiencias en la contratación económica para la prestación
de servicios o productos entre personas jurídicas y personas naturale",
dijo el artículo.

Más turistas, menos carne y leche

En la reunión, el ministro de Economía y Planificación Ricardo Cabrisas,
indicó que la economía nacional marcha "en correspondencia con los
pronósticos elaborados para la planificación del 2017", sin brindar
mayores precisiones.

Otros asuntos de interés económico revelados en la reunión fueron:
- Las principales producciones agrícolas reportan cumplimientos
favorables, y las de viandas y hortalizas se sobrecumplen, no así
respecto a la leche y la carne vacuna, cuyos indicadores están por
debajo de lo planificado.
- El transporte registra afectaciones en las cargas, sobre todo en el
sistema ferroviario.
- La producción de azúcar se incrementó en un 20 % durante la zafra
recién concluida, pero se incumplió en 300,000 toneladas. Estimados
oficiales indican que superó el millón de toneladas, la cifra más alta
de las últimas 15 cosechas.
- La cifra de turistas superó los 2 millones 260,000 visitantes hasta
finesde mayo, lo que representa un 20 % de crecimiento con respecto a
igual periodo del 2016.
- Los embalses de abasto de agua a la población están al 43 % y los
destinados a asegurar la producción de arroz a un 27 % de su capacidad.

La reunión del Consejo de Ministros antecede regularmente a un pleno del
Comité de Central del Partido Comunista, en preparación del próximo
período de sesiones de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular, finado
para el próximo 14 de julio.

Source: Gobierno otorgará tierras en usufructo por 20 años; anuncia
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http://cafefuerte.com/cuba/31013-gobierno-otorgara-tierras-usufructo-20-anos-anuncia-medidas-cuentapropistas/
          Cuba tolera controvertido grafiti sobre Trump, pero encarcela a opositores por imágenes críticas   
Cuba tolera controvertido grafiti sobre Trump, pero encarcela a
opositores por imágenes críticas
junio 29, 2017

Un grafiti del presidente estadounidense decapitado permanece a la vista
de locales y turistas en una transitada calle de La Habana, la misma
ciudad en la que un disidente fue a la cárcel por un letrero
antigubernamental.
Un grafiti de un encapuchado que sostiene la cabeza decapitada del
presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, apareció esta semana en una
pared de una transitada calle de La Habana Vieja, días después de que el
mandatario anunciara un endurecimiento en la política de EEUU hacia Cuba.

Firmado con el seudónimo "2+2=5", el dibujo puede verse en la esquina de
las calles Muralla y Bernaza, a pocos metros del Capitolio cubano y en
una zona muy visitada por turistas y locales, que consideran "polémico"
el dibujo por el fuerte mensaje de violencia que transmite, dijo a Efe
Robert, un joven habanero.

Robert confesó que siente curiosidad sobre el significado de la pintada,
que muestra a un encapuchado de raza negra sosteniendo la cabeza de
Trump, reconocible por su característico peinado y su expresión.

Sobre el encapuchado aparece un pensamiento en forma de globo con lo que
parece ser un huevo frito en su interior, y un signo de interrogación.

Mientras, sobre la cabeza de Trump el autor ha plasmado esa misma
ilustración, pero el huevo frito está tachado por una línea en diagonal,
un icono universal empleado para transmitir la idea de prohibición.

El grafiti también recuerda a la polémica fotografía de la humorista
estadounidense Kathy Griffin, en la que aparecía sujetando una cabeza
falsa de Trump, simulando una decapitación, y que suscitó fuertes
críticas tras su publicación.

Robert, que regenta una tienda de artículos religiosos frente a la pared
en la que apareció el dibujo, aseguró a Efe que no vio al artista
responsable de la pintura, que ha "atraído la atención de todo el que pasa".

El pasado 16 de junio Trump firmó en Miami una orden ejecutiva para
limitar los viajes individuales de estadounidenses a Cuba y vetar los
negocios con empresas controladas por las Fuerzas Armadas, además de
condicionar el diálogo bilateral a "pasos concretos" como la celebración
de elecciones libres en la isla, entre otros.

A pesar de que este giro en el "deshielo" bilateral puede afectar a la
normalización entre los dos países -que restablecieron vínculos
diplomáticos en julio de 2015-, el mensaje del grafiti "está un poco
fuerte" por la violencia que trasmite, insiste Odania, de visita en la
Habana desde Santiago de Cuba.

"Nosotros hallamos la actitud de Trump un poco agresiva, pero debemos
llegar a una comprensión entre Estado y Estado, para ver si hay una
mejor comunicación", dijo.

Iván de la Flor, un conductor de bicitaxis en La Habana Vieja, opinó que
la pintada sirve para "reflexionar" porque "cada cual puede hacer su
lectura".

"Ahí nunca había habido un grafiti y a la gente le llama mucho la
atención, porque estamos viviendo la época de la nueva Administración
del presidente de EEUU y su apoyo al 'bloqueo' (embargo) a Cuba", explica.

Coincide en que es "violento, porque nadie le debe arrancar la cabeza a
nadie", aunque reconoce que la decisión de Trump de limitar la llegada
de estadounidenses a la isla "afecta a la economía, al Gobierno, al
pueblo" porque "todo el que tiene que trabajar directamente con el
turismo se ve afectado".

"(El expresidente Barack) Obama flexibilizó los viajes, y el pueblo de
Cuba tenía una esperanza de que el 'bloqueo' se quitara. He hablado con
muchos turistas americanos (...) Incluso llegué a hablar con una
senadora que vino de visita y me aseguró que el 'bloqueo' lo iban a
quitar. Todavía lo estoy esperando", agregó.

"2+2=5" es una expresión usada en la novela distópica "1984" de George
Orwell, para criticar los dogmas falsos y el autoritarismo del "Gran
Hermano".

Varios grafiti con esa firma pueden verse en La Habana, en convivencia
con los profusos carteles con mensajes afines a la Revolución y donde
una pintada con un mensaje opositor al Gobierno puede llevar a la cárcel
a su autor, como fue el caso de Danilo Maldonado, conocido como "El Sexto".

"El Sexto" fue liberado en enero pasado de una prisión de máxima
seguridad en las afueras de La Habana, donde fue encerrado días después
de su detención la noche de la muerte del expresidente cubano Fidel
Castro, el 25 de noviembre de 2016, por pintar "Se fue" en las fachadas
de edificios del centro de la capital cubana.

En 2014, el grafitero intentó realizar una presentación en un parque de
La Habana con dos cerdos pintados de verde con los nombres Fidel y Raúl,
una obra inspirada en "Rebelión en la Granja" de George Orwell y fue
detenido antes de llegar al parque donde realizaría el performance.

En esa etapa estuvo 10 meses en prisión y tampoco fue llevado a juicio.
Lo liberaron sin cargos, gracias, en su opinión, a la presión ejercida a
través de las redes sociales.

Poner carteles contra el comunismo en Cuba y atreverse a contarlo

Source: Cuba tolera controvertido grafiti sobre Trump, pero encarcela a
opositores por imágenes críticas -
https://www.martinoticias.com/a/cuba-graffiti-trump-encarcela-opositores-imagenes-criticas/147865.html
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          El salario medio de la Cuba de Castro no supera el dólar diario   
El salario medio de la Cuba de Castro no supera el dólar diario
30 JUNIO, 2017 - 13:45

Cuba: Los bajos salarios que paga el Estado comunista de Castro
contrastan con el elevado costo de los productos de primera necesidad.

El salario medio mensual en Cuba en 2016 fue de 740 pesos cubanos (CUP),
equivalentes a 29,6 dólares, aunque aumentó en sectores como el
azucarero, el mejor pagado con 1.246 CUP (49,8 dólares), y cayó en los
de administración pública, defensa y seguridad social, con 510 CUP (20,4
dólares).

Las cifras pertenecen a la publicación "Salario medio en cifras 2016",
difundida hoy en su página web por la Oficina Nacional de Estadística e
Información de la isla y que recoge el salario medio mensual por
provincias desde 2007 y el salario medio mensual por actividad económica
desde 2014.

Según el informe, el salario medio cubano pasó de 408 CUP (16,3 dólares)
en 2007 a los 740 CUP de 2016.

Según recoge el Diario de las Américas, los bajos salarios que paga el
Estado cubano contrastan con el elevado costo de los productos de
primera necesidad, muchos de los cuales solo pueden adquirirse en pesos
convertibles (CUC) lo cual los convierte en artículos casi prohibidos
para la mayoría de los bolsillos.

Los alimentos básicos que reciben los núcleos familiares a través de la
"libreta de abastecimiento" han quedado limitados en cantidad y
variedad, además de que no cubren las necesidades.

Lo que hoy recibe una persona en la Isla mediante ese racionamiento se
reduce a siete libras de arroz, cuatro de azúcar, medio litro de aceite
de soja, un paquete de café mezclado, un paquete de espaguetis, cinco
huevos y pequeñas raciones de pollo. Los niños reciben un litro diario
de leche solo hasta que cumplen los siete años.

Los sectores mejor pagados en la isla son los de la industria azucarera
(1.246 CUP/49,8 dólares), la explotación de minas y canteras (1.218
CUP/48,7 dólares), la intermediación financiera (1.032 CUP/41,2 dólares)
y la agricultura, ganadería, silvicultura y pesca (991 CUP/39,6 dólares).

Otra de las principales distorsiones en la economía cubana es la
circulación simultánea de dos monedas: la moneda nacional, que es el
peso cubano (CUP), y el peso convertible en divisa (CUC), con un valor
artificial equivalente al dólar y que según la tasa oficial de cambio
equivale a 25 CUP.

Source: El salario medio de la Cuba de Castro no supera el dólar diario
-
https://intereconomia.com/economia/mundo/salario-medio-la-cuba-castro-no-supera-dolar-diario-20170630-1345/
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          Quiénes se están enriqueciendo en Cuba?   
¿Quiénes se están enriqueciendo en Cuba?
Pareciera que, según informes, la Isla comienza a enrumbar hacia un
"camino correcto". Pero nada más lejos de la realidad
Viernes, junio 30, 2017 | Ernesto Pérez Chang

LA HABANA, Cuba.- ¿Quiénes se están enriqueciendo en Cuba? ¿A dónde está
yendo a parar ese dinero? Son dos preguntas a las que no pueden
responder con exactitud ninguna de las estadísticas ofrecidas hasta el
momento, basadas en las noticias y en la observación "in situ" más que
en los datos reales, sobre el crecimiento del llamado "sector
cuentapropista".

A todas luces existe un auge de los emprendedores cubanos. Incluso ya se
habla en algunos grupos de economistas sobre ganancias anuales que se
acercan a los 1000 millones de dólares tan solo en el sector
gastronómico (paladares, bares, centros nocturnos), así como de cifras
similares para negocios relacionados con la estética corporal (salones
de belleza, barberías, etcétera) más la renta de habitaciones a
extranjeros. La tríada de oro del cuentapropismo.

Pareciera que Cuba comienza a enrumbar hacia un "camino correcto" por
vez primera en su existencia como nación comunista y que esa prosperidad
del individuo, en apariencias independizado de la sociedad restrictiva
donde vive, finalmente habrá de lograr dar al traste con el viejo
sistema e instaurar un nuevo orden político, en resonancia con la
actualidad.

Pero nada más alejado de la realidad. Ninguna de las cifras ofrecidas
por los analistas puede decir nada real, objetivo, bien aterrizado,
sobre lo que sucede ahora, en este momento, y mucho menos sobre lo que
habrá de suceder en los próximos años.

Decir que el sector gastronómico independiente está generando ganancias
anuales considerables y ejemplarizar esa prosperidad con un listado de
sitios cada día en aumento, sin analizar los verdaderos fenómenos que no
solo están ocurriendo alrededor de esa "bonanza" sino que la generan e
impulsan, solo alcanza a distraer la atención sobre lo que está
ocurriendo y que, en corto plazo, puede hacer que toda la estructura se
derrumbe como un castillo de naipes.

¿Quiénes están disfrutando de los beneficios de esos cerca de 2000
millones de dólares anuales que se le calcula tan solo a las,
llamémosles, "tres puntas de lanza" de los emprendedores cubanos?

A muchos conviene responder que son los propios cubanos. Al gobierno de
la isla, por ejemplo, porque, entre otras cosas, eso lo ayuda a reforzar
la imagen de cambio que desea proyectar hacia el exterior; a los
principales protagonistas de ese sector privado incipiente, porque es lo
que se espera de ellos, al menos discursivamente, en algunos ambientes
de las políticas interna y externa donde son observados como un todo y
no como realmente son, es decir, un sector heterogéneo, profundo y muy
pero muy difícil de sondear por las relaciones que guardan con la
economía subterránea, el capital exterior, el tráfico de influencias
dentro del aparato estatal, más un largo etcétera que haría colocar
grandes comillas a las palabras "independiente", "emprendedor" y
"cuentapropista".

Inmediata a las cifras que sirven a algunos analistas para demostrar que
el "movimiento" de los emprendedores cubanos es exitoso, prometedor y
generador de cambios en potencia, debiera pegarse una extensa retahíla
de preguntas y dudas sobre todo que indaguen por quiénes son los dueños
de esos negocios, de dónde provino el capital inicial, de cuánto fue la
cifra y en qué tiempo fue amortizada, a cuánto asciende la ganancia real
y cuánto es la ganancia declarada, qué relaciones guardan los dueños de
estos negocios con el sector estatal y si realmente conviene, tanto a
algunas facciones del gobierno como a la mayoría de aquellos, la
existencia de un mercado desregulado, mayorista e incluso la libre
importación de mercancías, así como el reconocimiento de una
personalidad jurídica y la integración, sin mediación de instituciones
estatales, a mecanismos internacionales de comercio y de ayuda para el
desarrollo.

Según me ha confesado el "administrador" de un exitoso centro nocturno
de la Habana Vieja, que pudiera ser ejemplo de otra decena de sitios
similares en la capital, su establecimiento genera diariamente unos 5
mil dólares (hablo de CUC, que al cambio es casi similar al USD).

Incluso en las jornadas más desastrosas (días lluviosos, dificultades
con la oferta o los servicios, baja afluencia de turistas), la ganancia
neta nunca ha sido inferior a los 3 mil dólares.

Sin embargo, este "administrador", que figura como beneficiario de la
licencia otorgada por la Oficina Nacional de Administración Tributaria
(ONAT), apenas recibe unos 500 dólares diarios (una verdadera fortuna en
Cuba) ya que, de los 5 mil que tiene como plan regular, la mitad debe
llegar, todos los días, religiosamente, sin mediación del banco
nacional, a las manos del verdadero dueño del club nocturno, un cubano
residente en los Estados Unidos, quien invirtió unos 150 mil dólares en
la ejecución de este proyecto, así como ha invertido en otras empresas
análogas que existen en la isla.

Del dinero que ha generado el establecimiento del que hablamos, solo ha
quedado en Cuba una mínima parte y, tengamos en cuenta, no toda ha ido a
parar a las arcas del Estado, o al menos no a aquella "parte más
transparente" de tal agujero negro.

Me explica un amigo, exfuncionario de la ONAT y actualmente "tenedor de
libros" por cuenta propia, que la inmensa mayoría de los negocios
particulares que generan grandes ganancias no las declaran. Se llega a
un arreglo entre funcionarios corruptos de las instituciones impositivas
y los "licenciatarios" (imposible hablar de "dueños", debido a que casi
la totalidad son mediadores que desempeñan el papel de propietarios), y
este acuerdo "por la izquierda" se realiza regularmente a través de
intermediarios que casi siempre son los propios "tenedores de libros",
antiguos fiscales de la ONAT o familiarizados con esta, expertos en el
entramado legal y, por tanto, en cómo burlarlo exitosamente.

Mientras el capital fluye hacia el exterior, quizás hasta generando
cambios fuera de Cuba, solo una parte muy mínima de las ganancias se
traduce en beneficio directo para el ciudadano común y, por tanto, jamás
surgirán clases sociales diferentes a las ya establecidas por el grado
de cercanía al poder político.

Apenas unos 2 mil dólares mensuales invierte el administrador del club
nocturno mencionado líneas atrás en el pago a unos trabajadores
entrenados (por vivir tantos años sin derecho a la protesta ni a las
demandas judiciales) en el arte de aguantar callados ante cualquier
atropello.

Al grueso de los productos que integran el menú gastronómico tampoco
dedica demasiado este gerente emprendedor cubano, puesto que adquiere la
mayoría en el mercado negro (fuertemente conectado a la empresa estatal
socialista), con lo cual nunca se le ha creado la necesidad de la
existencia de un almacén mayorista estatal porque, como él mismo afirma
entre risas, "¿acaso no ha existido siempre?".

El total de las inversiones en los negocios "privados" que actualmente
existen en Cuba ha llegado desde el exterior y, por tanto, no será en la
isla que termine la mayor parte de las ganancias generadas. En
principio, porque el sistema bancario cubano no fue diseñado para
funcionar como tal y, en consecuencia, existe poca confianza en él,
pero, además, porque lo que apreciamos como fenómeno a través de cifras,
en cuando al movimiento de los emprendedores en la isla, es solo la
parte visible de un iceberg que contiene en su masa gigantesca cientos
de anomalías económicas, sociales, políticas donde se ocultan desde
esquemas fraudulentos que afectan a más de una nación y hasta mucho de
aventurerismo del malo, es decir, del que gusta que las cosas se
mantengan tal cual por los siglos de los siglos.

Source: ¿Quiénes se están enriqueciendo en Cuba? CubanetCubanet -
https://www.cubanet.org/destacados/quienes-se-estan-enriqueciendo-en-cuba/
          Gobierno cubano amplía a 20 años la posesión de tierras en usufructo   
Gobierno cubano amplía a 20 años la posesión de tierras en usufructo
Éstas significan un 31 % de la superficie agrícola del país
Viernes, junio 30, 2017 | Agencias

LA HABANA, Cuba.- El Consejo de Ministros de Cuba aprobó extender de 10
a 20 años el periodo de posesión de las tierras entregadas en usufructo
a personas naturales, que hasta septiembre pasado sumaban más de 1,9
millones de hectáreas, un 31 % de la superficie agrícola del país,
informan hoy medios oficiales cubanos.

La vigencia del usufructo será prorrogable y, como nuevo requisito, los
beneficiarios deberán trabajar y administrar de forma directa las
"tierras ociosas" entregadas por el Estado cubano, según determinó el
Consejo de Ministros en una reunión celebrada el jueves y encabezada por
Raúl Castro.

El encuentro ministerial tuvo por objeto analizar "el desempeño de la
economía cubana" en el primer semestre del año, según publican este
viernes los diarios Granma y Juventud Rebelde.
El vicepresidente Marino Murillo, exministro de Economía y actual jefe
de la Comisión Permanente para la Implementación y Desarrollo, destacó
que en la actualidad la solicitud de tierras, una medida que se puso en
práctica en 2008, es limitada.

Esto se debe, explicó, a que los terrenos aún disponibles son menos
productivos por causas como la infestación de marabú (una planta no
endémica e invasiva), la lejanía de los asentamientos poblacionales y
servicios básicos o las dificultades para acceder a las fuentes de agua.

También se ratificó "que las tierras otorgadas en usufructo son
propiedad intransferible del Estado y deben mantenerse en explotación,
evitando un mal uso del suelo y la pérdida de su productividad".

Otras novedades son que el usufructo de las tierras se cancelará si se
detecta el empleo de financiación ilícita para su explotación y que se
empezará a aplicar gradualmente el pago de impuestos previsto en la Ley
por "uso, posesión y ociosidad de la tierra".

El Consejo de Ministros aprobó además nuevas medidas que serán
divulgadas próximamente por la prensa oficial para "mejorar la
organización y el control" del trabajo por cuenta propia, ejercido en la
isla por más de medio millón de personas.

La nota de Granma menciona que se han detectado "desviaciones" en ese
sector como "la utilización de materias primas, materiales y equipos de
procedencia ilícita", incumplimientos tributarios e "imprecisiones e
insuficiencias en el control", entre otros.

El trabajo autónomo, aseguró Murillo, "confirma su validez como fuente
de empleo, al tiempo que incrementa la oferta de bienes y servicios, con
niveles aceptables de calidad".

El Gobierno cubano estudió asimismo una actualización de la política de
funcionamiento de las cooperativas en sectores no agropecuarios, otra de
las formas de gestión no estatal impulsadas en los últimos años como
parte de las reformas económicas que abandera Raúl Castro para
actualizar el modelo socialista de la isla.

La prioridad será "consolidar las 429 cooperativas ya constituidas", una
vez que ratificado que este modelo de gestión constituye "una
alternativa para liberar al Estado de la administración de actividades
económicas, productivas y de servicios que no se consideren principales".

Sin embargo, se ha comprobado que en las cooperativas privadas se dan
también "desviaciones de la idea original para las cuales fueron
creadas, así como falta de rigor y exigencia en el seguimiento, control
y fiscalización y tendencia al incremento de los precios".

Esas cooperativas se concentran en los sectores de comercio, gastronomía
y servicios técnicos y personales, construcción, transporte e industria.

El informe económico sobre el primer semestre del año aprobado por el
Consejo de Ministros de Cuba será presentado en la Asamblea Nacional del
Poder Popular (Parlamento unicameral) el próximo 14 de julio, en la
primera de las dos sesiones anuales que celebra ese organismo.

Cuba entró en recesión el año pasado al decrecer un 0,9 % su economía,
lastrada por la crisis en Venezuela, país que envía petróleo subsidiado
a la isla a la vez que compra servicios profesionales, fundamentalmente
médicos y docentes.

También afectaron al país caribeño la caída de los precios de las
materias primas en los mercados internacionales y la insuficiencia de
las inversiones extranjeras, que no alcanzan el porcentaje requerido por
el país caribeño para impulsar su economía nacional.

(EFE)

Source: Gobierno cubano amplía a 20 años la posesión de tierras en
usufructo CubanetCubanet -
https://www.cubanet.org/noticias/gobierno-cubano-amplia-20-anos-la-posesion-de-tierras-en-usufructo/
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          A 29,6 dólares mensuales ascendió el salario medio cubano en 2016   
A 29,6 dólares mensuales ascendió el salario medio cubano en 2016
Según informe de la Oficina Nacional de Estadística e Información
Jueves, junio 29, 2017 | Agencias

LA HABANA, Cuba.- El salario medio mensual en Cuba en el 2016 fue de 740
pesos cubanos (CUP), equivalentes a 29,6 dólares, aunque la cifra
aumenta en sectores como el azucarero, el mejor pagado con 1.246 CUP
(49,8 dólares), y cae en los de administración pública, defensa y
seguridad social, con 510 CUP (20,4 dólares).

Las cifras pertenecen a la publicación "Salario medio en cifras 2016",
difundida hoy en su página web por la Oficina Nacional de Estadística e
Información de la isla y que recoge el salario medio mensual por
provincias desde 2007 y el salario medio mensual por clase de actividad
económica desde 2014.

Según el informe, el salario medio cubano pasó de 408 CUP (16,3 dólares)
en 2007 a 740 CUP en 2016.

Por provincias, las que tienen mejores sueldos son Ciego de Ávila (816
CUP/32,6 dólares), Villa Clara (808 CUP/32,3 dólares) y Matanzas (806
CUP/32,2 dólares), mientras que los salarios más bajos se perciben en
Guantánamo (633 CUP/25,3 dólares), Isla de la Juventud (655 CUP/26,2
dólares) y Santiago de Cuba (657 CUP/26,2 dólares).

Los sectores mejor pagados en la isla son los de la industria azucarera
(1.246 CUP/49,8 dólares), la explotación de minas y canteras (1.218
CUP/48,7 dólares), la intermediación financiera (1.032 CUP/41,2 dólares)
y la agricultura, ganadería, silvicultura y pesca (991 CUP/39,6 dólares).

Por contra, las actividades económicas con remuneraciones más bajas son
las de "Otras actividades de servicios comunales, de asociaciones y
personales" (503 CUP/20,1 dólares), administración pública, defensa y
seguridad social (510 CUP/20,4 dólares), cultura y deporte (511 CUP/20,4
dólares) y educación (533 CUP/21,32 dólares).

Los bajos salarios que la isla socialista paga a sus empleados estatales
frente al elevado costo de los productos básicos en la isla, que importa
el 80% de los alimentos que requiere, son objeto constante de críticas
por parte de organizaciones internacionales y también de movimientos
opositores.

La sanidad y la educación son de acceso universal y gratuito en Cuba, y
sus ciudadanos reciben algunos alimentos básicos del Estado mediante la
"libreta de abastecimiento".

Pero esa cartilla, que hace décadas llegó a cubrir gran parte de las
necesidades de la población —incluso la ropa interior, los zapatos y los
juguetes infantiles—, ha ido reduciendo la cantidad y tipo de productos
subsidiados.

A día de hoy, un cubano adulto recibe al mes aproximadamente 7 libras de
arroz, 4 de azúcar, medio litro de aceite de soja, un paquete de café
mezclado, un paquete de pasta, cinco huevos y pequeñas cantidades de
carne de pollo. Los niños también tienen un litro diario de leche hasta
que cumplen los siete años.

En 2011, Raúl Castro aprobó la autorización de nuevas categorías de
trabajo por cuenta propia (llamado en Cuba cuentapropismo) como una de
las medidas clave para compensar la progresiva reducción de 500.000
puestos de trabajo del sector estatal.

Otra de las principales distorsiones en la economía cubana es la
circulación simultánea de dos monedas: la moneda nacional, que es el
peso cubano (CUP), y el peso convertible en divisa (CUC), con un valor
artificial equivalente al dólar y que según la tasa oficial de cambio
equivale a 25 CUP.

El Gobierno cubano ha reconocido la necesidad de unificar las dos
monedas pero por el momento la medida sigue pendiente y sin fecha.

(EFE)

Source: A 29,6 dólares mensuales ascendió el salario medio cubano en
2016 CubanetCubanet -
https://www.cubanet.org/noticias/296-dolares-mensuales-ascendio-el-salario-medio-cubano-en-2016/
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          Denis Pushilin congratulates Republic’s economists on their professional holiday   

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          Hong Kong: A two-stage economic experiment   
Post-war Hong Kong delivered one of the most dramatic improvements in living standards in history, a transformation regarded by Milton Friedman as an experiment in the potential impact of economic freedom on economic growth. This column assesses the contribution of one key official – finance minister Sir John Cowperthwaite – whose laissez-faire approach of ‘positive non-interventionism’, much admired by Friedman, underpinned that success. It also explores, 20 years on from the handover to China, whether a second stage of the Hong Kong economic experiment might be in progress, perhaps leading to faltering freedom and faltering growth.
          Vox is ten years old this month   
Vox is ten years old this month. Since the launch, over 6,000 of the world’s top economists have published on the site, including 17 Nobel Prize winners. Readership has grown to the point where we get between 400,000 and 500,000 page views per month from over 150,000 readers. This column recaps the thinking behind the creation of the site, and describes how Vox’s ‘voice’ grew in importance during the Subprime Crisis, the Global Crisis and the Eurozone Crisis.
          Greece’s sovereign debt and economic realism   
After another six months of discussions, Greek debt negotiations succeeded in once again kicking the can down the road. This column analyses how sophisticated and experienced negotiators like the IMF, the Eurozone leadership, and by now even the Greeks, could have let negotiations drag out for so many years, and goes on to propose a plan which might be just radical enough to meet the needs of all parties.
          The NY Fed President Just Admitted Ignoring The Bond Market... I Have A Theory   
In any case, right now we have a Fed that is arguably letting its own parochial political concerns seep into its policy decisions. By raising rates when inflation is nowhere near problematic, they risk tipping the economy into recession.
          New Research Highlights Strategies to Drive Industry Cluster Growth   

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) released a new report providing actionable insights for city leaders looking to leverage their area’s competitive industries to build stronger urban economies. 

Clusters represent interrelated industries in a specific geography—think of the Automotive cluster in Detroit or the Oil and Gas cluster in Houston. “While more and more cities are thinking about clusters as a key to their economic development plans, city leaders are not always equipped with the strategies to maximize their impact, including targeted growth in inner cities,” said Kim Zeuli, Director of Research and Senior Vice President, ICIC. “Whether your city is beginning to look at cluster strategies, or hoping to spur the growth of targeted clusters, the report offers important takeaways.” 

The report, Building Strong Clusters for Strong Urban Economies, profiles cluster building efforts in four U.S. cities—San Diego, St. Louis, Chicago, and New Orleans—and offers six recommendations for designing high-impact clusters.

The San Diego Regional Innovation Cluster and BioSTL (St. Louis) cases offer important strategies for creating successful cluster initiatives. They are spurring growth in the Advanced Defense Technology and Biosciences clusters, respectively. The Chicago Regional Growth Initiative and ProsperityNOLA (New Orleans) cases point to important lessons for creating sustainable cluster-oriented economic development plans, whether within a metropolitan region or city. 

The report’s insights were informed by cluster theory and practice, and an in-depth analysis of cluster strategies across the U.S. Recommendations include choosing the right cluster(s), identifying appropriate cluster interventions, being flexible about geography, ensuring leadership has relevant industry expertise, establishing strong public-private partnerships, and identifying a sustainable business model.

The new report was announced by JPMorgan Chase and ICIC on Wednesday in St. Louis at an event hosted by BioSTL. The event, the GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit, represents a key cluster-building activity of BioSTL’s international attraction initiative, bringing together some of St. Louis’ top hospitals, companies, and investors and a delegation of 14 leading digital health companies from Israel and Ireland looking to set up U.S. headquarters in St. Louis. “BioSTL is proud to earn this distinction for helping to orchestrate a successful bioscience cluster built upon St. Louis’ strengths in medical and plant science,” said Donn Rubin, President and CEO of BioSTL. “It didn’t happen overnight. Our deliberate approach over the past 15 years has put in place the people, ideas, capital, and infrastructure to create a vibrant cluster to spur economic growth. To be recognized by JPMorgan Chase and ICIC as the model bioscience cluster for other U.S. cities is a privilege for the St. Louis region.” 

This research was made possible by JPMorgan Chase & Co. through its Small Business Forward initiative, a $75 million, multi-year global effort to connect underserved small businesses to experts and critical resources that help them grow faster, create jobs and strengthen local economies.

The full report can be found online at http://icic.org.

About the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

ICIC is a national, nonprofit research and advisory organization founded in 1994. Its mission is to drive economic prosperity in America’s inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. More information about ICIC is available at www.icic.org.


          How the rise of Canada is in some ways greater than even America’s. By Conrad Black JUNE 30, 2017   
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          Varios trabajadores de Deliveroo despedidos tras apoyar la huelga de repartidores   
Los riders acuden este domingo a la primera huelga estatal de una empresa de la denominada 'nueva economía' para exigir cobrar por horas trabajadas en vez de por pedidos, así como la readmisión de los compañeros cesados.
          Миллер сообщил о взыскании с «Нафтогаза» 1,7 млрд долларов в пользу «Газпрома»    

По решению Стокгольмского арбитража взыскание с украинского «Нафтогаза» в пользу «Газпрома» превышает 1,7 млрд долларов, сообщил председатель правления российской компании Алексей Миллер, передает РИА Новости.

«Было промежуточное решение Стокгольмского арбитража, это не окончательное, а промежуточное решение. По предварительной экономической оценке, в соответствии с предварительным решением Стокгольмского арбитража, взыскание с НАК «Нафтогаз Украины» в пользу «Газпрома» превышает сумму 1,7 миллиарда долларов», — сказал Миллер на пресс-конференции по итогам годового собрания акционеров.

Миллер отметил, что аргументация арбитров по многим вопросам представляется российской стороне недостаточной. Поэтому «Газпром» принял решение обжаловать решение Стокгольмского арбитража в апелляционном суде Швеции.

В свою очередь, пресс-служба украинского госхолдинга сообщила, что арбитраж предложил компаниям попробовать договориться по суммам претензий в споре по контракту на поставки газа.


          Россию поставили на четвертое место в мире по объему теневой экономики    

Россия занимает четвертое место в мире по размеру теневой экономики, которая составляет 33,6 триллиона рублей или 39 процентов ВВП страны. Об этом сообщает РБК со ссылкой на исследование Ассоциации дипломированных сертифицированных бухгалтеров.

Опрошенные предприниматели и эксперты оценили экономики 28 стран. Самый большой теневой сектор был выявлен в Азербайджане (67% ВВП). На втором месте находится Нигерия (48%), третьей стала Украина (46%). Замыкает пятерку Шри-Ланка (38%).

Минимальный объем теневой экономики зафиксирован в США (7,8% ВВП), Японии (10%) и Китае (10,2%).

Эксперты ассоциации полагают, что к 2025 году ситуация в России не изменится, доля теневого сектора сохранится на уровне 39,3 процента ВВП.


          Изменивший жизнь людей. К юбилею iPhone    

СМИ обсуждают юбилей «Айфона», который впервые появился на рынке в 2007 г. Многие авторы, пользуясь случаем, вспоминают первый «Айфон» и говорят о том, как далеко с того момента шагнули технологии. Десять лет назад он казался технологическим чудом, а сейчас им почти невозможно пользоваться.

 
Очередь за "Айфоном" в Пало-Альто, Калифорния, 29 июня 2007

Wall Street Journal пишет, что Apple, у которого в последнее время снизились продажи, вынашивает большие планы по дальнейшим разработкам, чтобы впечатлить аудиторию. Но большие планы связаны и с большими рисками. В частности, большие планы подразумевают, по всей видимости, и более высокие цены, а это само по себе может не понравиться пользователям. Также большое количество нововведений может привести к задержкам в выпуске продуктов на рынок, и это, в свою очередь, может привести к маркетологическому ущербу.

The Economist пишет, что из недавно появившихся технологий «Айфон» больше всех изменил жизнь людей. Автор имеет в виду стремительный обмен данными (фотографиями, текстовыми сообщениями) между пользователями и, как следствие, стремительный рост бизнесов, разрабатывающих соответствующие мобильные приложения.

 
iPhone5

Есть и менее очевидная, но очень важная особенность. В отличие от прочих технологических гигантов с ориентированными на массовую аудиторию продуктами, бизнес-модель Apple не полагается на сбор и использование личных данных пользователей. Сейчас большое распространение получила схема, когда производитель получает доход от целевой рекламы, которая адресуется пользователям на основании их предпочтений, а предпочтения определяются на основе его личных данных.

Apple так не делает. Собственно, этот момент Apple представляет своей аудитории в качестве своего существенного достоинства. Они всё время подчеркивают, что уважают право человека на неприкосновенность частной жизни. Какой бы ни была риторика, подход к обращению с пользовательскими данными действительно имеет большое значение и, скорее всего, станет определяющим фактором в том, как сложится дальнейшая судьба Apple. А между тем, здесь могут возникнуть проблемы.

 
Магазин фирмы Apple

Дело в том, объясняет автор, что эпоха обособленных электронных устройств подходит к концу. Им на смену приходят технологии с использованием искусственного интеллекта и, следовательно, машинного обучения. Для машинного обучения требуются большие объемы пользовательских данных, чтобы продукт их учитывал и учился действовать правильно. Это значит, что личные данные уже нельзя будет законсервировать на пользовательском устройстве, потому что для создания качественного продукта разработчикам понадобится доступ к ним.

Один из ранних примеров использования искусственного интеллекта в мобильных устройствах Apple – это Siri. Из-за меньшего количества доступных данных Siri по своим возможностям уже сейчас начинает существенно уступать аналогичным продуктам, предлагаемым менее щепетильными компаниями Google и Amazon. Это значит, что использование личных пользовательских – вопрос конкурентоспособности.

 
Apple SIRI

 

Но и здесь могут быть варианты. Теоретически, считает автор, у Apple есть шанс оказаться одним из создателей этичного подхода к использованию пользовательских данных. Под этичностью понимается, прежде всего, прозрачность, когда пользователь сам принимает решение, какие данные он готов предоставить компании, а какие хочет сохранить при себе.


          Botswana's economy grows sluggishly in first quarter of 2017   

          Activan planta de alimentos balanceados “Algarrobito” en Portuguesa   
Este viernes fue activada la planta de alimentos balanceados para animales “Algarrobitos” en el estado Portuguesa, en marco del Consejo Nacional de Economía Productiva y la Gran Misión Abastecimiento Soberano. La información la dio a conocer el gobernador Reinaldo Castañeda, quien indicó que en la fábrica se producirán más de tres mil toneladas de comida […]
          Bankia lanza su primera emisión de 'CoCos' por 750 millones dirigida a inversores internacionales   

Bankia ha lanzado su primera emisión de bonos perpetuos contingentes convertibles, conocidos en la jerga financiera como 'CoCos', por 750 millones de euros dirigida a inversores cualificados internacionales.


          Bankia lanza su primera emisión de 'CoCos' por 750 millones dirigida a inversores internacionales   

Bankia ha lanzado su primera emisión de bonos perpetuos contingentes convertibles, conocidos en la jerga financiera como 'CoCos', por 750 millones de euros dirigida a inversores cualificados internacionales.


          Unicaja cierra su primera sesión en Bolsa con una subida del 6,36%   

Unicaja Banco, cuyo precio de colocación había quedado fijado en 1,1 euros por título, ha cerrado la sesión de este viernes a un precio de 1,170 euros por acción, lo que implica una revalorización del 6,36% en la primera jornada bursátil de la entidad y una capitalización de 1.811 millones de euros.


          Unicaja cierra su primera sesión en Bolsa con una subida del 6,36%   

Unicaja Banco, cuyo precio de colocación había quedado fijado en 1,1 euros por título, ha cerrado la sesión de este viernes a un precio de 1,170 euros por acción, lo que implica una revalorización del 6,36% en la primera jornada bursátil de la entidad y una capitalización de 1.811 millones de euros.


          La Obra Social La Caixa destina tres millones a 126 proyectos contra la pobreza infantil   

La Obra Social La Caixa ha concedido ayudas por 2.995.840 euros a 126 proyectos en toda España para luchar contra la pobreza infantil y la exclusión social a través de los que se atenderá a 47.123 personas, de los 15.700 son niños y jóvenes, ha informado este viernes la entidad en un comunicado.


          Future of the Sharing Economy   
Here is an audio recording of last night’s Future of the ‪Sharing Economy‬ panel organized by Be Social Change at What If Innovation with Airbnb NYC, Sailo, MILES, Meetup, and Foossa (that’s me): Future of the Sharing Economy Panel – 22 September 2015 Organized by Be Social Change Special thanks to our hosts ?What If! … Continue reading Future of the Sharing Economy
          Facebook changes algorithm to curb "tiny group" of spammers   
The move is another step by Facebook to weed out spam, a battle that gained urgency after hoax news stories spread widely during last year's US election.
          BSNL to offer 6 times more data to postpaid users   
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), after coming up with attractive plans for prepaid customers, has decided to offer up to six times more data on existing postpaid plans.
          Buy your phone before new GST rate makes it more expensive   
The higher GST rate can hit the local manufacturers as it will take away the benefits offered to them under the 'Make in India' programme.
          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.
          Facebook says internet drone lands successfully on second test   
The company called the first test, in June 2016, which was a success; in the second test, the aircraft flew for an hour and 46 minutes before landing near Yuma, Arizona.
          Handset companies seek help to stay competitive against Chinese rivals   
Karbonn and Intex argued that the Chinese players were not expanding the government’s Digital India vision by not launching sub-Rs 5,000 smartphones, run entirely by local players.
          Prices of smartphones won't increase: Handsetmakers   
According to industry data, 29 out of 36 value-added tax jurisdictions in India had a VAT rate on mobile phones of 5% along with a 1% excise duty.
          In age of trolls, Twitter launches campaign to promote civility   
Political activists and advocacy groups -- which according to some users cause the maximum nuisance -- are not being reached out as a part of the campaign, she said.
          Maharashtra police lodges case against "unknown persons" in ransomware attack   
According to the complaint, Deshpandey's computer was taken over by the ransomware and money was demanded for the same.
          Reliance Jio unveils new Asia-Africa-Europe submarine cable system   
AAE-1 will pass through the critical hubs, serving the increasing demand for video centric data bandwidth supporting all types of communications.
          Steps taken to enhance IT infra security at JNPT: Government   
One of the four terminals, run by Danish firm AP Moller- Maersk at JNPT, ranked among top 12 major ports in the country, was impacted by the 'Petya' ransomware attack.
          Spice to re-enter phone race, forms JV with China's Transsion   
The Spice-Transsion JV will sell feature and smartphones in India. Starting next month, about 10 devices will be launched over the next six months
          The Latest: Trump accepts invitation to visit South Korea – Economic Times   
Fortune The Latest: Trump accepts invitation to visit South KoreaEconomic TimesWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meetings with the South Korean president (all times local):. 12:10 p.m.. President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to visit South … Continue reading
          Moda y Economía: El mercado de lujo en Chile aumentará sus ventas en un 5% este 2017   
A pesar de que existe una desaceleración económica en el mundo y los mercados de lujo a nivel global crecerán entre un 2 y un 4%, en Chile el panorama será distinto según afirma la Asociación de Marcas de Lujo. Y así será, pues se proyecta que esta área aumente sus ventas en un 5%. Esto se debe principalmente a que la grandes marcas llegaron a nuestro país hace pocos años y, por lo mismo, es un mercado muy nuevo en Chile, que está más de tres años atrasado en los procesos con respecto a otros países de nuestro continente.
          Global cyberattack seems intent on havoc aimed at Ukraine, not extortion   

A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia's neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said.

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


          Ethical Civil Servant for Sustainable Economy   
[Ethiopian Herald] The 11th Ethiopian Civil Service Day is being marked nationwide with a theme: 'Ethical Civil Servant for Ethiopian Renaissance.' Indeed, the contribution of Civil Service sector as a staunch force in the advancement of development and transformation goals of the nation is beyond measure.
          Break Up the Banks   
Big banks are bad for free markets. Far from being engines of free enterprise, they are conducive to what might be called “crony capitalism,” “corporatism,” or, in Jonah Goldberg’s provocative phrase, “liberal fascism.” There is a free-market case for breaking up large financial institutions: that our big banks are the product, not of economics, but of politics.There’s a long debate to be had about the maximum size to which a bank should be allowed to grow, and about how to go about breaking up banks that become too large. But I want to focus instead on the general objections to
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          Ethical Public Servant for Economic Transformation   
[Ethiopian Herald] The absence of ethical and industrious public service would create misunderstanding between the government and governed said Oromia State Administration as it marked 'International Public Service Day' for the 6th time on Tuesday at Adama town.
          The cost of Black America   
If you are a white American, over the course of your lifetime the federal government will, on average and on your behalf, transfer $384,109 of your wealth and income to a single black individual.

According to the data derived from the 2014 federal budget, the average annual net tax/benefit broke down as follows:
  • White: -$2,795
  • Black: +$10,016
Over the course of an average 79-year lifespan, a white individual contributes a net $220,805 to the system, whereas over the course of an average 75-year lifespan, a black individual receives a net $751,200. However, since there are 4.6 times more whites than blacks in the USA, the black share has to be divided among the various contributors to sort out a one-to-one comparison.

So, the net cost to the average White American of the average Black American is $384,109. Married? That's $768,218. Got 2 kids? That's $1,536,436. 4 kids? Now we're talking $2,304,654 lifetime.

Diversity is expensive. Now you understand why you won't have much of an inheritance to leave to your children. Do you really think it's worth it? And then, those natural conservatives to the south, the Hispanics, will surely improve the situation, right? After all, immigration helps the economy! Well, not so much.
  • Hispanic: +7,298
In fact, because there are more Hispanics in the USA than Blacks, Hispanics are already a bigger cumulative net drain on the economy, $411,950,000,000 to $389,710,000,000. Needless to say, the ongoing demographic change from a predominantly white society to a less productive, less white one can be expected to have even more serious negative effects on the long-term economic prospects of the United States that it already has.

To quote the original author: "The negative fiscal impact of blacks and hispanics is significant. All of this discussion of a “national debt” and “deficit” is primarily of function of blacks and hispanics. Without them, we would be running budget surpluses today, even when keeping the military the same size."
          EXCERPT: Hitler in Hell   
An excerpt from Martin van Creveld's new novel, Hitler in Hell. Please note that on the advice of one of our Amazon-bestselling authors, we have removed the book from the Castalia House bookstore for the time being and entered it into the Kindle Select program. It is now available via Kindle Unlimited; if you purchased the book from our bookstore but did not download it, please email us and we will make sure you receive you receive your book. We apologize if this causes any confusion.

Revolution and Collapse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the end the Reichswehr, assisted by Freikorps units, re-took Munich and exacted a well-deserved vengeance. Eugene Leviné, the Jewish Communist who had led the uprising, was killed. Not so his uncouth right-hand man and fellow Jew, Erich Mühsam. He was arrested, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. But he did not have to stay there for long; in 1924 an amnesty was granted, and he was released. After the Reichstagbrand on 28 February 1933, I had him arrested and sent to a concentration camp where the boys, seeking their revenge, saw to it that he would expire. Good! As these two gentlemen illustrate so nicely, behind each and every one of these problems stood the Jews.
          Descuento en seguro de coche y moto de Línea Directa con los 15 puntos del carnet   
Como probablemente habrás visto por televisión, si aún conservas los 15 puntos del carnet de conducir Línea Directa (de Bankinter) te hace “el mayor descuento que te hayan ofrecido jamás en tu seguro de coche o moto“. Consulta tus puntos con Línea Directa y si tienes tus quince puntos del carnet ya tienes el descuento. […]
          Evolución global de los mercados en 2017    
En el presente informe trataremos de dar una visión generalizada del avance de la economía mundial en la primera mitad del año 2017. Con ello buscamos destacar los eventos que más impacto han tenido a lo largo del año en los distintos mercados financieros, y por supuesto, los índices y regiones que mejor avance están teniendo hasta la fecha.
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Senior Java Developer Hugely exciting opportunity to join an exciting Financial Technology deliver development on a forthcoming market regulation. I am keen to speak to experienced Java server side developers who are real technology enthusiasts and problem solvers. Candidates do not need to come from a banking/FS background, however this is a core engineering role so any exposure to the following would be great: Server-side Java with Maven, Eclipse or C#, Kafka/any other messaging such as RabbitMQ, 0MQ, AMQ, QPID, TIB, etc, Involvement in the entire project lifecycle and the ability to work in collaboration or as sole developer Experience in developing applications using TCP/IP Experience in delivering high performance, low latency, multi-threaded services Successful candidates will be contacted directly. Please send CV's for review. Allegis Group Limited and Aston Carter Limited operate Employment Businesses and Agencies and are companies within the Allegis Group Inc. group of companies, the fourth largest staffing company in the world, (collectively referred to as the "Allegis Group"). TEKsystems and Aerotek are divisions of Allegis Group Limited. Applicant data will be treated in accordance with the Allegis Group's Privacy Notice. By submitting personal data to any company or division within the Allegis Group, the applicant is providing explicit consent to the use of such data by the Allegis Group and to the transfer of such data to and from the Allegis Group companies within the UK, Europe and outside the European Economic Area in connection with the fulfilment of the applicant's voluntary requests, and the fulfilment of other job opportunities that match the applicant's profile, and confirms that they may be contacted about such job opportunities.
 
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          Working from Home - Tips to Success   
Society has gone through many seasons to get us to where we are today. There was a time when women were expected to stay in the home and raise the children, while all the finances were earned by the men of the house. Then came the two working parent homes. Economics made it important to have a second income and women wanted to branch out and use their minds and express themselves beyond that of their domestic duties. 

Today, more mothers are making a change that allows them to have careers and be stay-at-home mothers. This is truly the best of both worlds. In making this transition, they can use their talents to earn a living and be accessible for their children and completely in tune with their lives. But, how did they manage? What steps did they take?




E-Commerce

E-Commerce is the term used for transactions performed on a computer over the internet. Most people think of it as making an online purchase. But E-commerce is also a tool that the smart business person uses to conduct all kinds of business transactions.

There are more than a few jobs that can be done online without the need to travel to an office. This includes business writing, sales, marketing, customer support, order entry and warranty processing. A transcriptionist can work from their home office. Research is often done off site. 

In order to be competitive in the e-commerce market, you will need to have some interesting e-commerce strategies. You need to do your homework and be ready to excel in the area, thus offering something others do not. 

You will need a website and a platform to use in business. You will need to identify your niche and be ready to market it. It is easy to be selective and to hone in on your skills. However, you need to stick with a platform such as WordPress or Blogger - these are very popular platforms which thousands of companies already use. 



Making time for you


One thing stay-at-home parents sometimes complain about, is between their work and raising the children they have little time for themselves. This leads to burnout. Your children need activities that do not include you, and you need time for just your own needs. It is healthy and fun to put your children in endeavours such as sport or dance. 

Your child goes to their lessons which helps teach them self-control, grace, style, and discipline. It also gives them goals and teaches them how to work toward them. Encourage them to push themselves. Show excitement when you select costumes for dance recitals and praise them for reaching milestones. 

As you can see, it takes some effort and time to carve out the life you want where you can be a hands-on parent and still maintain a career and life of your own. The rewards are immeasurable. Your child will benefit from this more than anything else you can do for them. After all, you are their biggest fan and you are showing them that they are a top priority. At the same time, you are sending a message, that a person can have the life they want if they are willing to do the work. 


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          Council hosts Manawatū Business in Asia Event   
Palmerston North City Council is hosting a Business in Asia event for local and regional businesses on Tuesday 4 July in collaboration with Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA), Manawatu Chamber of Commerce, and Asia New Zealand Foundation.
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          I conti di Siae non sono mai stati così in salute. Perché?   

La rivoluzione del digitale, con 23 milioni di investimenti. Il taglio dei costi. Più iscritti. Ma il monopolio è ancora un problema

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          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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          Bonus cultura di 500 euro, oggi è l’ultimo giorno per richiederlo   

I 500 euro ai 18enni che il governo ha voluto per facilitare l’accesso alla cultura dei giovani sono stati usati anche per compiere vere e proprie truffe

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          Re: Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres   
Again kids, the real world is about economics. These music venues are not non-profits.
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          NACM’s Credit Managers’ Index Bounces Back in June with Strong Showing   

The June economic report from the National Association of Credit Management indicates a return to...

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          EasyTax Assistant, l’app per risparmiare sulle tasse   

La fiscalità, perfetta sconosciuta per molti italiani, diventa più chiara e intuitiva

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          Chicago PMI climbs to 65.7 in June, highest since 2014   

A regional index of business conditions in the Chicago area rose in June to the highest level in more than three years, suggesting steady growth in the U.S. economy. The Chicago Business Barometer rose to 65.7 in June from 59.4 in May. That's the highest level since May 2014. New orders climbed to the highest level in three years and backlogs for orders reached a 23-year high, potentially reflecting large bookings for Boeing jets. An employment gauge fell slightly but still remained quite healthy. Companies were worried about a scarcity of skilled workers, an increasingly frequent complaint.

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          Job Growth Down in May over April, Report Says   

Leading Employment and Career Site JobsWeb.com Comments on Employment Trends From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Economic Situation Report.

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          IT Employment Growth Slows In May, Report Says   

Leading IT Career Site, ITJobsWeb.com Comments on Tech Employment Trends from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Economic Situation Report

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

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          Insurance Job Growth Slows In May, Report Says   

Leading Insurance Career Site, InsuranceJobs.com Shares Insurance Employment Trends from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Economic Situation Report

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

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          Financial Industry Adds 11,000 Jobs in May, Report Says   

Leading Financial Career Site, FinancialJobsWeb.com Comments on Financial Employment Trends from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Economic Situation Report

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

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          RBI Deputy Governor Acharya welcomes GST as important structural reform   
"It is a very important structural reform for the economy to make us a nationalised market with ease of transactions across states...I think it is the kind of structural reform we should welcome," RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya said.
          Bemis to cut 300 jobs, close 2 facilities   

Bemis Co. Inc. said it will cut 300 jobs as part of a restructuring plan aimed at saving about $55 million to $60 million a year. The job cuts will be made over the next three years. The job cuts represent about 5% of the global administrative workforce, and about 1.7% of the total workforce. The plastic packaging supplier said it will close two manufacturing facilities, with one closure beginning this year and the other in 2018. The employees of those facilities will be transferred to other locations. "During April, we began a review to align our U.S. manufacturing and administrative cost structures with the demands of our customer base to better position the Company in the current environment and for its long-term success," said Chief Executive William Austen. "Given the challenges in the Brazilian economic environment, we also expanded the scope of our review to include our entire global business." The stock, which was still inactive in premarket trade, has lost 1.8% year to date while the S&P 500 has gained 8.1%.

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          AHK România: Modelul fiscal propus de noul guvern este dăunător pentru România   
Noul Guvern a anunțat modificări fiscale îndreptate împotriva mediului de afaceri și care constituie un real pericol pentru stabilitatea și predictibilitatea politicilor economice, susține Camera de Comerț și Industrie Româno-Germană (AHK România).
          Іноземці інвестували в Кіровоградщину більше $60 млн   
Іноземні інвестиції в економіку Кіровоградської області склали більше 60 мільйонів доларів США. Про це повідомляє Перша електронна з посиланням на сайт ОДА. Під час засідання обласної тристоронньої соціально-економічної ради заступник директора департаменту економічного розвитку і [далі...]
          NIGERIA: What is restructuring?   

GENERAL Ibrahim BabangidaI will strongly advocate for devolution of powers to the extent that more responsibilities be given to the states while the Federal Government is vested with the responsibility to oversee our foreign policy, defence, and economy. Even the idea of having Federal roads in towns and cities has become outdated and urgently needs revisiting. That means we need to tinker with our constitution to accommodate new thoughts that will strengthen our nationality.

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          Pat Utomi says Nigeria classical example of country walking towards failure   

Renowned economist and scholar, Patrick Okedinachi Utomi, largely known as simply Pat Utomi, has said that Nigeria is a classical example of a country walking towards failure.

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A picture named peasInAPod.jpgBTW, the basic reason to vote against Bush: His is a failed Presidency. That's going to become painfully obvious when they try to hold elections in Iraq in January. The people holding the elections will control none of the country. Meanwhile, the US deficit grows to fund this miserable no-win war, jobs move overseas, the US economy is serving the upper class more and more, and the people who voted for Bush on the ridiculous promise that they too could be part of the upper class, will feel like they screwed themselves. They will have screwed the rest of us too. Never has a ticket had so little to offer as George Bush and Dick Cheney do. They're the shame of this country, and if we re-elect them we totally deserve what we get. IMHO.
          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
          Imprese e Territorio News - Da dipendente in Africa a imprenditore a Gallarate. E oggi, in Africa, ci vado per vendere - Economia - Varese News   
Giuseppe Provasoli è il fondatore della Gi.Emme.Pi., azienda specializzata in presse da stiro e per la termoadesivazione destinate ai settori tessile e automotive
          Going all in: Toyota Kentucky launches production of cutting-edge Camry   

Chad Lindon has worked at Toyota in Georgetown, Ky., for 22 years and said the 2018 Camry is the most exciting vehicle launch he's seen, and for good reason. “The 2018 Camry takes it to another level,” said Lindon, a Powertrain production team member. “It catches the eye. It has more horsepower, better fuel economy, and new technology that customers want. That all adds up to more job security and stability for my family.” The excitement that has been building for months peaks today insid...

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          Taylor Wessing reports new financial performance details for 2016/17   
Taylor Wessing has released further details about its 2016/17 financials. Although the firm reported a 1.8% increase in UK revenue, the firm’s profit per equity partner (PEP) fell 6% from £512,000 to £481,000 in the UK. Global revenues rose 6% to £269.8m, while global PEP came in at £405,000.

Global net income was £99.8m, with UK profit accounting for £49.2m. UK managing partner Tim Eyles said the financial year began amid economic and political uncertainty, when clients in certain sectors reacted with increased caution. The second half of the year saw increased activity, helping to boost the firm’s financial results.

          Angajatorii, revoltaţi de prevederile economice şi fiscale din noul program de guvernare al PSD-ALDE   
Reprezentanţii principalelor asociaţii de business au ieşit vineri la rampă pentru a reacţiona vehement faţă de intenţiile Guvernului – exprimate în noul program de guvernare – de a schimba regimul de impozitare, a supraveghea mai atent companiile şi a mări continuu salariul
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          Portretul lui Mihai Tudose în The New York Times. Ce scriu americanii despre premier   
Un fost ministru al economiei, puţin cunoscut şi care a renunţat la doctorat în urma unor acuzaţii de plagiat, a fost confirmat în funcţia de premier al României, o decizie care-i dezamăgeşte pe reformatori, scrie The New York Times, preluat de Digi24.
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          Varese - Marturano in Comune, la Lega chiede gli atti - Varese Laghi - Varese News   
Il Consigliere regionale Monti annuncia un'azione amministrativa, il segretario cittadino Piatti critica lo stanziamento economico
          Gallarate - Bando “Al via”, gli industriali spiegano che cos’è - Economia - Varese News   
Martedì 4 luglio nella sede degli Industriali si terrà il convegno dal titolo "Bando regionale “Al Via”, finanziamenti per le pmi"
          Lavoro - “Il clima in azienda è peggiorato, c’è più cattiveria” - Economia - Varese News   
Secondo Antonio Mastroberti, responsabile dell'ufficio vertenze della Cisl dei Laghi, c'è stato un cambiamento negativo dei toni e del contesto generale in cui maturano i conflitti sul lavoro
          Attorney Shared Quirky Adventures   

The book “Chinook County: Twenty years of tales from a small town Oregon attorney” shared a collection of incredible experiences of a small town Oregon attorney for twenty years in Oregon. This tackled not just the attorney's experiences in the court but also how his, life and his wife and children's lives change and how they adapt to the new, foreign environment after migrating to Chinook City due to the economic crisis experienced in their previous residence. The book, which contained j...

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          Blood on the Mountain   
'Blood on the Mountain' focuses on the environmental and economic injustice and corporate control in West Virginia and its rippling effect on all American workers. This film will tell the ...
          MalpensaFiere - Messico e Varese, le due economie si abbracciano - Busto Arsizio/Altomilanese - Varese News   
Nel solo 2016 l’export varesino verso il Messico è cresciuto del 26%. E la Camera di Commercio varesina organizza un seminario martedì 4 luglio
          Options For New Rapid City Arena Presented   
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -The mayor of Rapid City is presenting options for replacing the community’s aging arena. Mayor Steve Allender says the outdated design and size of Barnett Arena has contributed to a decline in the “top tier” events that can generate revenue for the local economy. Allender says it comes down to two options. Remodel the current arena...
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          CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?   
CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?:

CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation

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Statement from CT Voices June 30, 2017;
Connecticut Voices for Children strongly believes that a fiscally responsible and stable state budget is the cornerstone for equitable economic growth. The only way to build a strong foundation for long-term inclusive economic prosperity is having a state government with solid finances that is willing and able to support long-term strategies for economic growth and equitable opportunity.
Connecticut’s current fiscal crisis is the result of years of short-term budget thinking and a failure to address our state’s economic challenges. During the past few months, Connecticut policymakers have struggled with the daunting task of closing a budget gap not of their own making. After years of short-term fixes, they are now confronted with a harsh fiscal reality with no easy solutions.
As the Governor and the Legislature go back to the drawing board this special session, we urge them to ground their work in an understanding of the economic, demographic, and political changes which have created today’s ever-growing challenge.
The state budget is the clearest statement of Connecticut’s policy priorities. Working from our strengths, and with the courage to address our weaknesses, we can build a more inclusive economy that enables all families to thrive, provides quality education for all children from cradle to career, and provides the support services necessary to ensure that no child is left behind.
To achieve these priorities, the Governor and General Assembly must seek a balanced approach that combines smart, strategic spending in key budget priorities with tax reforms that assure fairness, stability, predictability, and adequacy. Connecticut needs a stable, responsible budget, with real structural reforms, rejecting the crisis-driven, short-term approach that has marked state fiscal policy for years. Legislators should create a stable revenue stream by modernizing Connecticut’s tax structure to reflect its changing economy, which is increasingly built on services rather than goods. This will require combining bold revenue reforms with a strategic rethinking of budget priorities that include a renewed willingness for forward-looking investments in education, workforce development, and health.
We understand that this shift will not be easy; Connecticut’s fiscal woes are deep, and fixing them will require making many hard decisions. Connecticut Voices for Children believes, however, that working together we can reach a balanced budget that ensures that our state is an attractive place to find a job, start a business, and raise a family. It is time for everyone that cares about the future of our state to set our differences aside and work towards this common goal.CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?:

          Snippet of economic data on ISIS June 2017   
...
New analysis from IHS Markit’s Conflict Monitor shows that while at the height of its powers Isis controlled 90,800 square kilometres (56,421 square miles) of territory, thanks to aggressive US-backed ground and air campaigns across both Syria and Iraq the organisation’s territory has shrunk by 60 per cent to an estimated 36,200 km² (23,000 m²).
Territorial losses have added to financial woes: while in the second quarter of 2015 Isis’ average monthly revenue was estimated to be $81m (£63m), by the same period in 2017 it had fallen to $16m (£12m) – a reduction of 80 per cent.
While Isis has always relied heavily on excessive taxation, fines and often outright stealing from populations under its control – never a reliable source of income – its oil revenue is also down 88 per cent, IHS Markit said.....
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-mosul-defeat-latest-iraq-caliphate-al-nuri-mosque-extinction-survival-islamic-extremists-a7814866.html

          El Card. Pell acusado de abusos: “Soy inocente”. ...   

El prefecto de la Secretaría para la economía se toma un período de licencia para “limpiar” su nombre de las acusaciones de pedofilia, que él rechaza totalmente. El Card. Pell es la más alta autoridad vaticana que sufre este tipo de acusaciones. Finalmente, la Santa Sede expresa su máximo respeto por la justicia australiana, que deberá decidir con respecto a las cuestiones suscitadas. ...

          Lavoro - Account manager settore stufe   
Conegliano 31015, Italia
Per azienda in zona Conegliano, ricerchiamo un account manager/Commerciale anche con minima esperienza nel ruolo, è richiesto inglese fluente e laurea preferibilmente in ingegneria o economia. La richiesta ha carattere d’urgenza. ?
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          5 Tips for a Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Fourth of July   
It's always more fun when the Earth is happy, too.

With summer in full swing and the Fourth of July around the corner, everyone can benefit from a few tips on how to reduce the environmental footprint of their summer celebrations. Here are five tips to be more environmentally friendly for the Fourth of July (and all summer activities we take part in) and how we stay cool (as well as some motivating statistics to illustrate why its important to do so):

1. Take a stroll/hop on a bike

The average passenger vehicle emits 423 grams per mile, averaging about 5.1 metric tons a year so every bit counts when trying to reduce the miles we drive. Exhaust from cars also contributes to city’s heat island effect so can make the city feel even hotter. Instead of giving into our dependence on cars and fossil fuels, walk or bike to that Fourth of July BBQ you plan on attending, or carpool with a friend if it’s a longer trip. Getting a little sunshine, exercise, and reducing your carbon footprint is a win-win-win.

2. Pick up after yourself

Litter has environmental and economic impacts as well as threatens wildlife. Although not all litter is plastic, 90 percent of marine litter is with 10 million to 20 million tons of plastic entering the ocean every year. And this litter is coming from us: the top 10 items found on beach clean up day include food wrappers, beverage containers, and plastic bags. As you are out camping, having picnics, enjoying rivers and beaches don’t forget to leave with everything you came with. Let’s keep those beautiful places beautiful for generations to come!

3. Be conscious of your A/C use

In the U.S., about 100 million tons of carbon dioxide are emitted each year due to air conditioning use — an average of about two tons for each home with an A/C. If you plan on having guests over to enjoy Fourth of July festivities and plan on being inside, make sure the A/C is operating efficiently and minimize energy consumption. Clean out your air filters, cool only the rooms that you are using, and advise guests to keep doors and windows closed. Make sure all vents are open; closed vents mean that the system will work harder to maintain a constant temperature.

4. Replace the plastic

The U.S. generated almost 7 million tons of plastics as non-durable goods, such as plates and cups in 2012. Only 9 percent of the 14 million tons of total plastic waste was recycled (and we already mentioned where a high percentage went). It is easy to just grab a plastic water bottle on the go, but it is so much more fulfilling to fill up a reusable one. If you’re having guests over for the long weekend, try to use reusable silverware, cups, and plates which are the more environmentally friendly choice for your Fourth of July BBQ, and perhaps ask some close friends to help with dish-washing after.

5. Don’t forget the veggies

Livestock accounts for 14.5 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions with cattle-raising alone contributing 65 percent of the livestock sector’s GHGs. Our meat addiction also has environmental and social effects across borders as tropical forests continue to be cleared to meet increasing demands. Of course we love BBQs, but it’s no secret that eating vegetables is better for the environment. Show salads and summer veggies some love as well this Fourth of July!

Keep these tips in mind when you are out-and-about enjoying your summer in order to minimize the impact your Fourth of July activities have on the environment.

Do you have any tips for a more sustainable, eco-friendly Fourth of July? Share them in the comments.

 

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          UN Council Calls for Considering Human Rights under UNFCCC   
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          Event: Climate Week NYC 2017   
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          Unicaja cierra su primera sesión en Bolsa con una subida del 6,36%   

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          Abanca financia al Dépor con 45 millones para reestructurar su deuda   

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          Los concejales del equipo de gobierno en el Ayuntamiento de Albacete asisten al inicio de fiestas de los barrios Hospital y San Pablo   

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          Comment on Ask a Librarian: How do smaller libraries work together to get economies of scale? by Felix Rop   
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          PROVIDENCE FILM PREMIERE OF “OCEAN FRONTIERS II” OCTOBER 28 AT PPL   

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          Political, currency instability strengthens the case for gold   
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          Trump says Repeal, Replace Later and Self-employed/Small businesses might lose affordable coverage!!!   
Like Trump's comment that took the nations breath away...:


Yet House and Senate Republican plans are getting trashed, not surprisingly, in this most recent poll:



So if Republicans can't prevent 23 million people from losing their health care insurance with a new plan, at least just dump the Affordable Care Act outright?


Dumb doesn't begin to describe taking this kind of chance with 8 percent of the economy. But get a load of what his in-the-tank true believing followers think:
Among Republicans, Trump wouldn't bear the brunt of the blame if Congress is unable to repeal and replace Obamacare. Just 6 percent would blame him, and half said they would blame congressional Democrats. Another 20 percent said they would blame GOP lawmakers.
Of course Republicans are only doing what voters wanted them to do...see graph....

The Senate's Better Care Act adds mind-boggling costly complexity to the U.S. health care system. 

For me, an "all payer system" is simple; every doctor is your doctor, every hospital is your hospital. No bills, no worries ever. .

Waaayyyyyy too easy say Republicans, who want us to spend days, months and years maneuvering through their nightmarish and complicated idea of free market freedom. One idea is so ridiculously convoluted and costly that it numbs the mind, making people join a group formed to manage health policy...seriously?
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          In Kenya’s drylands, education is an insurance policy, but only for some   

Livestock is so central to the economy, food, and status of pastoralists in Kenya’s northern drylands that formal education has traditionally taken second place to the role children play in tending to cows, goats, and sheep.

But with climate change increasingly seen as imperiling livelihoods, many pastoralists are now taking the longer view and regard education as a sort of insurance policy. And yet the severity of the current drought affecting much of east Africa, coupled with a long interruption in the provision of free meals, has led to a drop in school attendance.

“The drought has become too harsh,” said Atiir Lokwawi, a 42-year-old mother who lives in the village of Kalokutanyang, in Kenya’s Turkana County. “Animals are dying in huge numbers. We restock, but before we stabilise, drought comes and takes away our investment.”

Lokwawi’s husband travelled to Uganda to graze most of the family’s herd. Of the 40 goats he left behind, 35 have died because of the drought.

“It is good if at least one child goes to school,” said Lokwawi. “Educating our children is also another way to earn money – animals alone cannot help us survive,” she said, explaining that of her seven children, only one, a 15-year-old girl, is currently attending school.

“It will take time for our children to go to school and get jobs, but at least there is hope that, someday, someone will be there for us.”

To help make ends meet, Lokwawi makes charcoal and attends evening classes at a local mobile school.

“I burn charcoal to invest in my daughter’s education. The government pays for her fees, but I have to buy her books, pen, and uniforms. She is my hope, my only family hope,” said Lokwawi, adding that she would like her daughter to become a doctor.

Another of her daughters was married off, bringing the family a substantial dowry of livestock. But most of these animals also perished.

Teaching adaptation

Christine Tukei, a teacher at Kalokutanyang’s mobile primary school, said education for pastoralists “needs to go beyond the [national] curriculum.

“It needs to add value and incorporate their lifestyle. It is vital to help communities prepare for and respond to impacts of climate change while promoting a sustainable way of life.”

The mobile school has about 100 students: roughly two thirds youths aged between nine and 17, and one third adults aged between 35 and 42.

Classes take place between 8 and 10 pm, as during daytime the children are usually tending to livestock herds while the adults make and sell charcoal.

The ravages of the drought have led Tukei to add adaptation strategies to what she teaches.

“We discuss the importance of early destocking, minimising herds to manageable levels; the importance of investing in education; and alternative businesses. I also teach about preserving meat with salt as they slaughter some animals and store for food; and about good health and sanitation,” she explained.

Disastrous drought

The current drought, which started in 2016 and which the Kenyan government deems a national emergency, has dried up water resources in half of the country’s 47 counties, leaving an estimated three million people lacking access to clean water, according to OCHA, the UN’s emergency aid coordination body.

“Recurrent droughts have destroyed livelihoods, triggered local conflicts over scare resources and eroded the ability of communities to cope,” OCHA said, noting that prices of staple food had risen considerably.

The drought has sent rates of global acute malnutrition soaring: in Turkana North sub-county, the rate is 30.7 percent, more than double the emergency threshold.

Across Kenya, up to 3.5 million people are expected to need food assistance in August, up from 2.6 million in February, according to the UN’s World Food Programme.

Large numbers of livestock deaths have been reported in Turkana County, as well as in the counties of Marsabit, Samburu, and Mandera.

As well as Kenya, drought is ravaging Ethiopia and Kenya. In these three countries, the education of some six million children has been disrupted, according to OCHA.

A Turkana boy herds his family's cows in Kenya
Wendy Stone/IRIN
Many children in Turkana tend livestock rather than attend school

Low enrolment

Although the national introduction of free primary education in 2003 led to an increase in school attendance across Kenya, enrolment rates in dryland counties such as Turkana remain much lower than the rest of the country.

And of those who enroll in the first year of school, barely one in five stick it out through the eighth year, with dropouts attributed to early marriage and the need to look after livestock.

Even though going to school can lead to improved agriculture, better health, improved community relations, and better management of natural resources, “the culture [here] does not allow the community to attach much premium on education,” Muthengi Muvea, the director of education in the sub-county of Turkana Central, told IRIN.

“A high number of pastoralists are not willing to wait for over 20 years to see returns on their investment, while a child has immediate returns such as dowry for girls and herding for boys,” he explained.

According to Muvea, at any given time, at least 40 percent of children who are supposed to be in school in Turkana County are not.

This is attributed to: parents migrating during drought in search of pasture and water; inadequate infrastructure; understaffing in schools; and the parents’ general unwillingness to enroll their children in school.

“January 2017 saw enrollment [in Turkana] drop by over 9,200 from the 2016 third term,” said Jesse Nyongesa, of the Ministry of Education.

Matters were made worse in the first few months of 2017 by an interruption in the provision of free school meals across much of the country, although these meals – provided since 1980 by WFP and the Kenyan government and now benefiting 1.5 million children at an annual cost of four billion shillings ($39 million) – resumed in May.

“During drought, the meal the children get in school is the only meal they are likely to get for the day,” said Matthew Epetet, the head teacher of a primary school in the Turkana Central village of Lochwa.

“It’s critical to attaining food security in this part of the country. Unless it's assured, the rate of retention is low, especially for the junior classes.”

Since it launched a Home-Grown School Meals programme in 2009, the government of Kenya has gradually increased its role in feeding school children. HGSM now benefits twice as many children as WFP’s contribution and is set to feed all by 2019.

Under the programme, food is bought from nearby farmers, thereby stimulating the local economy while encouraging children to attend school.

The interruption of free school meals, combined with the migration of parents in search of water and pasture, led attendance at the school to fall by more than half, said Epetet.

“From a total of 585 students, only 257 students are attending class now,” he said. “Among the 103 girls enrolled in school, about 37 are no longer in school. The pre-primary pupils have already stopped coming to school.”

The head teacher explained that the recent start of oil exploration in Turkana’s Lokichar Basin had been another factor in falling attendance.

“Fifteen boys have dropped out of school to work as motorcycle riders within Lokichar,” he said. “Some are seeking manuals job from those employed in oil exploration companies such as fetching water.”

Muvea believes it will take time before education fully improves the welfare of the community and contributes to a meaningful, sustainable manner of resilience.

“It's about perception,” asserted Muvea. “School becomes necessary during drought emergencies because of food access. The way pastoralists perceive education has to change if it is to play a fundamental role in strengthening their resilience.”

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          NECC 2009: Session Notes   
A Ripple Effect: 21st Century Innovations that Matter
Cheryl Lemke

Adolescent learning: peers, school, home, distributed resources, work, networked publics (a networked space where the public meets). —B. Barron, 2006

We need to create environments where we can work and learn peer-to-peer with our students because that is where they go to learn what interests them. Students need to see the value-added that the teacher offers.

94% of adolescents are involved in online gaming. —Pew

Multi-tasking is a myth. Our brains have an executive function that allows us to only think about things serially. Students, though, are faster than adults because they are younger (our brain processing speed peaks at between 20 and 30. When you move from one task to another, there is a slight delay and loss of time. There is, however, background tasking (e.g., listening to music). When students are engaged in difficult to cognitively process content, we should decrease the need for background tasking and multi-tasking. Drill and practice builds automaticity that leads to a greater ability to do background tasking while engaged in processing new content. Our students are giving us their “continuous partial attention” (Linda Stark).

http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/ : This is a game that allows users to try and keep a country alive. It considers elections, economics, etc.

If you grant students choice, on average, their grades will increase by a full grade.

On average there’s less than 10 seconds of sustained discussion in the average classroom. Instead, there is teach-talk followed by student-talk, followed by teacher-talk.

http://voicethread.com: This is a nice tool for working with video, stills, audio, and text/drawings.

http://flowingdata.com/: This is a tool that assists in visualizing data (e.g., Twitter posts about Obama during the Inaugeration, growth of Wal-Mart). http://gapminder.org is a similar program that allows you to track demographic features over time.

http://scratch.mit.edu/: This tool is good for teaching students about gaming and gaming environments from a design perspective.


Tammy Worcester
Tammy’s Favorite Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools

http://www.tammyworcester.com

  • http://vozme.com: Users type in text and the application reads it aloud.
  • http://vocaroo.com: Allows you to record your voice. It results in an embed code.
  • http://jamstudio.com: Allows users to very easily create music loops.
  • http://fur.ly: Allows you to shorten multiple URLs into one. This creates a website that would be great for creating webquests or smaller Delicious sites.
  • http://www.imaginationcubed.com: This is a free online basic version of KidPix. More than one individual can work on the whiteboard at a time and you can email the project to others. The email includes the real-time drawing, not just the finished product.
  • http://jing.com or http://skitch.com: Allows you to do screen captures and make edits (e.g., adding arrows and text). You can also record voice and screen changes (like with Snapz Pro X).
  • http://kickyoutube.com: Allows you to download YouTube videos for later use. Just add “kick” in the YouTube URL and choose (from the bar on the top) the format in which you want to download. Then, click the green “Download” button. Next, right-click over the “Down” button to download the video to your hard drive.
  • http://classtools.net (Random Name Picker): Picks a name from a list you provide. The application includes an embed code so you can have the program run whenever you wish to use it (e.g., from the class blog).
  • http://taggalaxy.com: Looks in Flickr to find any images relating to the tag you select. You could create your own tag and hen look at the image (a globe) with just your pictures.
  • Firefox Shortcuts: Use Apple-L to move to the URL bar. To create a shortcut, go to the search box for the website (e.g., Amazon) and right click and create a shortcut (e.g., type az twilight and it will look for
  • “Twlight” in Amazon).

Dr. Christopher Moersch
Teaching 2.0: Challenging the Interactive Generation
http://lotiguyspeaks.blogspot.com

  • H-E-A-T (high-order thinking, engaged learning, authenticity, technology use
  • There are three parts to every learning activity: content, process, and product
  • http://www.lotilounge.com: Allows schools to take the LoTi digital-age survey
  • “What gets measured gets improved.”
  • http://wordle.net: Allows analysis of textual passages.

Tom March
WebQuests 2.0: A Richer Web Improves a Good Idea
http://tommarch.com

  • http://clipmarks.com: Allows you to copy/paste from multiple webpages therefore creating a pool of resources related to a personally-selected topic.
  • http://diigo.com: Allows you to highlight, ask questions, and comment on individual websites.
  • http://pageflakes.com: This is an alternative to iGoogle. It provides you with an assigned web address instead of having it just be available after logging in. The site allows you to subscribe to multiple RSS feeds in the form of tabs at the top of the page. This would be good to allow students to take turns reviewing individual webquests.
  • http://vue.org: This is an online version of Inspiration.
  • CEQ•ALL ("Seek All")—Choice, Effort, Quality, Attitude, Labor of Love (A taxonomy for this century); Set-up educational opportunities that allow students to make choices, requires hard work/effort, the teacher makes him/herself available for ensuring quality of student work/learning, allows students to feel good about themselves by having a good attitude, and teachers and students must put a labor of love into their work.
Vendor Notes

Global Fever (a vendor that provides curriculum relating to the environment) created a collection of rich resources using ComicLife. Their sample pages all use ComicLife and can serve as excellent examples.

Kids.gov: Like Thinkfinity, this is a central location for accessing several website. Its function is to bring together government sites intended for use by children.

From Banned to Planned: Cell Phones in Schools
Hall Davidson

http://discoveryedspeakersbureau.com/node/119

Poll Everywhere
: Allows you to have students take a quick poll using their phones.

Suggestions for ways teachers are using cell phones in the classroom are avilable at http://k12cellphoneprojects.wikispaces.com another resource is http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com.

Voicethread
: A tool for creating projects like HyperStudio, but it allows you to add audio recorded directly from your cell phone.

Davidson suggests we rename "cell phones." In some countries they call it a hand phone and keitai ("a snug, intimate technosocial tethering"). Cell phones are different from other technologies because they are both input and output devices.

"Classroom management is less of an issues when engaged learning is taking place."

Qik: This site allows you to broadcast live from a cell phone. It will also allows you to embed code into blogs or Google Earth.

Shazam
: It allows you to hold-up your cell phone to a song and the phone can decode the name of the song.

Cell phones can read bar codes (bar code readers are freely available online) and they can create bar codes from text/pictures (QR code generators).

Amazon bought a company that does object recognition (e.g., you can take a picture of someone's shoes, send it to Amazon, and Amazon with offer it for purchase).

Davidson has placed Fatherlee's paperwork for using cell phones in the classroom on his website (see above). It includes a letter home to parents, instructions for designing cell-phone educational activities, and a tech-survey for parents to ensure students aren't being charged for their in-class work.
          Peer-Reviewed Research: Penises Cause Warming   


By Professor Doom

     Advanced mathematics is not for the uninitiated. Even with years of training, it’s easy enough to go to a research seminar and have at best merely a basic idea of what the latest findings are about. Experts in the field usually understand completely of course, but even if what’s being said seems incomprehensible to the layman there’s no way you can “fake it” well enough to fool an expert. In short: while both an expert mathematician and a lunatic can spew what looks like mathematical gibberish, only the former can do it in a way that’s still comprehensible to mathematicians. You just can’t fake it well enough to fool an expert.

      I’ve looked at research in other fields, with the belief that I’d only understand only the basics. Thus, I was surprised to find “advanced topics” in Education and Administration are incredibly basic and accessible to anyone, even if other fields (hi Physics!) definitely made me feel quite limited in my understanding of advanced topics.

     I know full well if I tried to imitate writing and research in advanced physics, an expert would casually shred my gibberish. And I’ve demonstrate that with no effort I can emulate “advanced” Education and Administration writing.

      Gender studies and gender related studies are big on campus anymore. Casual inspection on my part led me to believe it was meaningless at best, and ideological indoctrination at worst. I’m hardly the only scholar to make such conjectures, but scholars know that “conjecture” is just a fancy way to say “guess.” A couple of scholars decided to prove this stuff is just plain ol’ crap:


-- Sokal1 refers to a previous hoax played on these guys, years ago.

     The two “researchers” made a point of generating a 3,000 word paper packed with jargon and devoid of any meaning. A sample paragraph will give the gist of it:
Destructive, unsustainable hegemonically male approaches to pressing environmental policy and action are the predictable results of a raping of nature by a male-dominated mindset. This mindset is best captured by recognizing the role of [sic] the conceptual penis holds over masculine psychology. When it is applied to our natural environment, especially virgin environments that can be cheaply despoiled for their material resources and left dilapidated and diminished when our patriarchal approaches to economic gain have stolen their inherent worth, the extrapolation of the rape culture inherent in the conceptual penis becomes clear….

     The whole paper of fake research is much like the above, with the key conclusion:
The conceptual penis presents significant problems for gender identity and reproductive identity within social and family dynamics, is exclusionary to disenfranchised communities based upon gender or reproductive identity, is an enduring source of abuse for women and other gender-marginalized groups and individuals, is the universal performative source of rape, and is the conceptual driver behind much of climate change.

      The entire above paragraph is actually just one sentence, but the reader could be forgiven for not reading it through. Allow me to edit it down to at least a minimal level of comprehensibility (keeping in mind the authors were deliberately trying not to be understood):
The conceptual penis…is the conceptual driver behind much of climate change.

      The paper is pure gibberish, little different than simply stringing along a bunch of mathematical symbols and believing it to mean something. The researchers even used a well-known (in the right circles) piece of software to generate the “research.” Yes, this field is so ridiculous (despite the regularly growing departments on campus) that somebody actually wrote a research paper generator for it:
Some references cite the Postmodern Generator, a website coded in the 1990s by Andrew Bulhak featuring an algorithm…that returns a different fake postmodern “paper” every time the page is reloaded. We cited and quoted from the Postmodern Generator liberally;   

      Keep that in mind: not only did they use a gibberish generator for the paper, they used it as a reference, not that anyone noticed—the experts in this field do not even know when they are being mocked! Other references in the paper were likewise questionable (to be generous):

Not only is the text ridiculous, so are the references. Most of our references are quotations from papers and figures in the field that barely make sense in the context of the text. Others were obtained by searching keywords and grabbing papers that sounded plausibly connected to words we cited. We read exactly zero of the sources we cited, by intention, as part of the hoax.


     Of course, the researchers wrote it all under pseudonyms. They then sent it out to peer reviewed journals for publication. I really want to emphasize this: peer review is considered the gold standard of publication, even though time and again it’s been revealed as flawed at best and highly corrupt at worst. Mostly the corruption is by coordinating with the reviewers but in this case the researchers decided to have legitimate experts in the field legitimately review the paper. Why did they even hope that their hoax would possibly work?

That is, we assumed we could publish outright nonsense provided it looked the part and portrayed a moralizing attitude that comported with the editors’ moral convictions. Like any impostor, ours had to dress the part, though we made our disguise as ridiculous and caricatured as possible...


     Identity politics and political correctness is destroying our campuses (and some would say, the country). The researchers are quite justified in wondering if these things are also destroying what we now inaccurately call “science.”

     So, they wrote a gibberish paper with bogus references. That’s the easy part. Next, they sent their paper to journals, and did receive rejections—none of the rejections noted that the paper was pure hokum. But one journal suggested another which might be amenable:

We feel that your manuscript would be well-suited to our Cogent Series, a multidisciplinary, open journal platform for the rapid dissemination of peer-reviewed research across all disciplines.


     Cogent sent it to reviewers:

We took them up on the transfer, and Cogent Social Sciences eventually accepted “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct.” The reviewers were amazingly encouraging, giving us very high marks in nearly every category. For example, one reviewer graded our thesis statement “sound” and praised it thusly, “It capturs [sic] the issue of hypermasculinity through a multi-dimensional and nonlinear process” (which we take to mean that it wanders aimlessly through many layers of jargon and nonsense). The other reviewer marked the thesis, along with the entire paper, “outstanding” in every applicable category.


      So, a paper that is unarguably complete gibberish can pass the peer review process in this field. Granted the reviewers did have a few issues even with a paper they loved:

They didn’t accept the paper outright, however. Cogent Social Sciences’ Reviewer #2 offered us a few relatively easy fixes to make our paper “better.” We effortlessly completed them in about two hours, putting in a little more nonsense about “manspreading” (which we alleged to be a cause of climate change) and “dick-measuring contests.”


     Now, the gentle reader might well believe that the journal is just a sham. Not true! Journals have their own accreditation system:

First, Cogent Social Sciences operates with the legitimizing imprimatur of Taylor and Francis, with which it is clearly closely partnered. Second, it’s held out as a high-quality open-access journal by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which is intended to be a reliable list of such journals. In fact, it carries several more affiliations with similar credentialing organizations...


      Much as higher education has serious, grave problems with a bogus accreditation system, so too do journals, apparently. The researchers’ conclusion regarding the field of gender studies is valid:

”…there are significant reasons to believe that much of the problem lies within the very concept of any journal being a “rigorous academic journal in gender studies.”


     I have two conclusions based on this wildly successful hoax:

1)              I often have global warming believers tell me of the hundreds of peer reviewed studies supporting the notion that Earth will boil over any minute now because of humanity’s technology. I have my doubts, and knowing that a complete hoax article supporting such ideas can easily be peer reviewed and published only increases my doubts further. This paper comes as close as possible to literally saying man is responsible for global warming…and is rubbish.

2)              When I was at a community college, I often encountered faculty and administrators who, after even a brief conversation, I simply could not fathom how they made it through a graduate level program. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, but after longer conversations, the question kept reverberating in my mind: how? They got their degrees and positions through writing papers much like this hoax paper, and it’s clear we have a whole industry of hoax “science” publishing, doing much to explain the surplus of advanced degrees in these strange fields.


     The two authors set out to create a hoax paper, and succeeded brilliantly. Yes, it was done before nearly 20 years ago by Sokal, but that only serves to demonstrate nothing has changed. At this point, as I’ve told many friends, when it comes to “the latest scientific research,” you may as well flip a coin when it comes to deciding whether it’s true or not.




 1)     In 1996, Alan Sokal, a Professor of Physics at NYU, published the bogus paper, “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity,” in the preeminent cultural studies journal Social Text which is in turn published by Duke University Press. The publication of this nonsense paper, in a prestigious journal with a strong postmodernist orientation, delivered a devastating blow to postmodernism’s intellectual legitimacy.

          Daddy a sweetening begetter is    
The vocabulary explanation for sweetener papa is "a easy unremarkably aged man who supports or spends magnificently on a kept woman or woman."  A a tad more contemporary altered copy could likewise regard "boyfriend" in the account.  But, in footing of the sincere planetary...what scientifically is a sweetening daddy?A sweetening begetter is your middling old man, not necessarily old and worn.  He is more often than not in his mid-40s.  Many modern times he is married, but he may be unconnected or (rarely) a literal bachelor.  A sweetening pater is looking for joy and project.  He may be bored beside his wedding or his partner doesn't afford him the pleasure he of necessity.  He may be birth a mid-life crisis...or trying to skirt one.  Maybe he's bored.  Or friendless.  Maybe he doesn't privation a old-world human relationship because he complex long, problematical hours.  No business the reason, he has designated to chase a sweetening pop similarity to fulfil his needs.  Contrary to popular belief, a man does not have to be well-heeled in decree to be a sugar pa.  A refined sugar male parent can be someone.  Rich or middle-class.  Young or old. Single or married.  Chiseled physique or Jabba the Hut (but in general in concerning).  He's the man you come together at the furniture supply or the bar in your city's commercial enterprise constituency.  He is the fine-looking man on the golf game instruction or the bourgeois.  More than anything, he is a man who enters a connection wise to that he is foretold to present economic assist.  He knows that this is critical in maintaining the empathy.  Post ads:record call n95 / ways tell if he's cheating / hidden recorder android / i have never cheated on my wife / real spy monitor software / how to record phone call at home / he keeps on cheating on me / tennessee bureau investigation records / how to catch a cheater spy equipment / sms forwarding for android / iphone 4 vinyl / voice recording software for phone / bmw car key spy camera / dr. oz 5 signs of cheating / descargar programa para espiar conversaciones celular / best monitor computer graphics / china security & surveillance technology mergerA sugar father is not anticipated to be your unexceeded friend, an accomplished lover, your husband-to-be (though it has been known to occur), a Hollywood adult male.  More likely, he is a workaholic, a touch dysfunctional, a pink-collar white-collar.  When you do insight a sweetening daddy, you can trust him to be a financial advisor, a striking friend, human who pays for your car, teaching or rent, a "regular" guy.
          Crisi economica e case popolari: cos’è successo a Roma, un messaggio all’Italia intera   
La questione delle case poolari e delle assegnazioni, soprattutto a Roma, è sempre al centro dell'attenzione: ecco cos'è successo a Tor Bella Monaca.

          Caos PD, Prodi invoca Corbyn per abbattere Renzi da sinistra   
Matteo Renzi sotto attacco da Romano Prodi, che dal palco della Cisl pronuncia un discorso all'insegna della sfida a sinistra alla sua leadership. E lo seguiranno in tanti.

          Batteri fecali nel ghiaccio usato da Starbucks, Caffè Nero e Costa: l’inchiesta choc   
Ecco le info sull'inchiesta choc britannica: batteri fecali nel ghiaccio usato da Starbucks, Caffè Nero e Costa.

          Inflazione: divergenza tassi tra Italia e Germania ed Eurozona in mezzo   
Inflazione in calo a giugno in Italia all'1,2% su base annua dall'1,4% di giugno. In Germania, lieve accelerazione al +1,6%, mentre nell'insieme dell'Eurozona si registra una leggera flessione all'1,3%.

          Banche venete, ecco la storia di una truffa pagata dai contribuenti   
I comportamenti criminali delle due banche venete verranno pagati non da chi li ha messi in pratica, bensì da tutti noi contribuenti. E' l'Italia che salva chi delinque per punire chi lavora.

          Altro che stadio, il business del futuro è l’eSport: tassi di crescita al 30% e la serie A già ci fa un pensierino   
L'eSport è uno dei settori in maggiore crescita e la serie A inizia già a farci un pensierino: l'analisi della situazione e le prospettive per il futuro.

          Crescita economica e mercati finanziari: ciclici vs difensivi, la partita si gioca sulle attese   
Come si comporteranno i mercati finanziari alla luce delle recenti revisioni al rialzo della crescita economica e degli utili societari. Il giudizio degli analisti

          Partito il sell-off sui mercati finanziari, ma non chiamatelo roteazione   
I toni da "falco" delle banche centrali stanno scatenando una caduta sia delle obbligazioni che delle azioni sui mercati finanziari. Non sarebbe in atto un processo di rotazione.

          Emergenza migranti: dalla UE tante belle parole ma Macron si sfila   
L'emergenza migranti suscita grande partecipazione nei grandi d'Europa, tutto con l'Italia ma solo a parole: Macron già si sfila.

          La stretta BCE si avvicina, i guai per l’economia italiana pure   
Se i mercati hanno ragione e la stretta sarebbe più vicina di quanto abbiamo immaginato fino a pochi giorni fa, faremmo bene ad essere più prudenti sulla ripresa dell'economia italiana.

          GST effect: Tamil Nadu theatres to shut down from July 3   
Multiplexes in the city are yet to open bookings for weekend movies as they are unsure if the government would levy entertainment tax over GST.
          AEE Bonus! 3 Days Left to Enroll in the italki Language Challenge   

Are you ready for an italki challenge to push your language-learning forward in 2015?

Today, learn how to take action and bet on yourself with an amazing opportunity!

 

Every challenge you face is like putting a bet on yourself.  But the only way to really lose is if you don’t even try.

This month, the italki.com Language Challenge can help you improve your English in a serious way.  A $10 sign up fee gets you into the game.  If you can complete 20 lessons (20 hours) with an online teacher by the end of February, italki will pay you $40 back in credit.

This comes out to 3-4 lessons per week.  Can you handle that?  Essentially, you are placing a bet on your commitment to learning English!

 

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He has a masters degree from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.


          CNN Proven Very Fake News, Dollar Tanking, Yellowstone Could Blow   
By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 290 6.30.17) A CNN producer and a top on air talent were both caught on hidden camera admitting the so-called Trump collusion story was a “nothing burger,” “pretty much BS” and was being followed “because of ratings.” Project VERITAS produced the videos that aired just after CNN was forced to […]
          AEE 218: Learn 3 Ways to Write Like a Pro in American English from AEE Insider Jay Bethke   

How can you improve your writing in American English?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Do you write in English?

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


          Comment on Court Grants Usman Leave For Overseas Medical by Fight Boko Haram, Leave Opposition Leaders, Fani-Kayode Tells FG   
[…] Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) and Jointrust Dimentions Nigeria Ltd. are being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 17-count charge of laundering about N4.6 […]
          Feira de Natal 2016 em Beijós   
No próximo domingo dia 11 de Dezembro 2016 um local de passagem para toda a população de Beijós e arredores é a antiga escola primária de Beijós. Neste dia vai ter lugar a partir das 10 h da manha a segunda edição da Feira de Natal.

Vai poder encontrar artesanato, comes e bebes, árvores e plantas para venda entre muitas outras coisas .

Esta iniciativa tem como objectivo principal fomentar a economia local pois vão estar presentes pessoas que residem nas localidades da nossa freguesia com os seus negócios.


Este evento conta com a organização da Junta de freguesia de Beijós ,que iniciou esta ideia no ano anterior e que este ano promete ser ainda maior  e com mais sucesso, por isso passe por lá neste fim de semana e convide um amigo .
          Graduate Jobs at Digital Economy Initiative (DEW Initiative)   

Digital Economy Initiative (DEW Initiative), is a non-governmental initiative with the primary objective of empowering youth, women and person with disability with digital skills and [...]

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          Citigroup: The Original Gangsta   
Barack Obama's Justice Department on Monday announced that Citigroup would pay $7 billion in fines, a move that will avoid a humiliating trial dealing with the seamy financial products the bank had marketed to an unsuspecting public, causing vast damage to the economy. Citigroup is the too-big-to-fail bank that was allowed to form only when...
          Job: Postdoctoral Researcher (full-time) in Environmental Economics   
Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Germany)
          Job: PhD Position in Economics   
Institute of Economics - University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
          Conference: CESifo Area Conference on the Economics of Digitization   
on November 3, 2017 in Munich, Germany
          US army gear could be ‘Made in Ukraine’ under new defence deals   
The agreements "will show that we are a strategic partner for America in the defence complex," Denys Gurak, deputy head of foreign economic activity told Reuters in an interview.
          Zambia Economic Brief: Reaping Richer Returns from Public Expenditure in Agriculture   
English
HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • Economic growth is forecast to strengthen to 4.1% in 2017, 4.5% in 2018, and 4.7% in 2019.

          Pension funds, insurance companies as key drivers of regional integration   
English

Capital markets, where money from savers is put into long-term investments, can contribute significantly to socio-economic development if they invest in productive projects and enterprises. But small size and market illiquidity can undercut this process.


          By: Cristina Economides   
I agree 100%! The only way for Asians to stop this horrendous behavior towards animals is to boycott whatever come from these evil countries.
          Comment on Nine-Point Plan to Surviving the Downgrade by New Landlords Need Experienced Agents | News & Advice | Immoafrica.net   
[…] “Already we see more homeowners relocating within South Africa in search of work or taking up offshore contracts to remain employed,” says Greg Harris, CEO of Chas Everitt Property Rentals, “and we expect this trend to accelerate as South Africa begins to feel the unpleasant economic effects of its junk status.” […]
          Heat Will Hit America's Poorest Worst   
Economists calculate that each degree Celsius of warming will dock the U.S. economy by 1.2 percent--and increase the divide between rich and poor. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

          Maryland to become first state with law to protect Planned Parenthood   

Maryland on Saturday will become the first state in the nation with a law to protect funding for Planned Parenthood from a possible federal cutoff. Legislation ensuring that the state will cover the cost of the group's health care services in Maryland if Congress blocks it from receiving federal funding is among the more than 250 bills passed by the General Assembly that will become law July 1. The new laws include Republican Gov. Larry Hogan 's plan to offer tax breaks for manufacturers who bring new jobs to economically disadvantaged parts of the state, as well as his proposal to expand technical education.


          Nigeria Restructuring: Yorubas Are The Most Ungrateful Backstabbers – Arewa Youth Coalition   
Nigeria Restructuring: Yorubas Are The Most Ungrateful Backstabbers – Arewa Youth Coalition

Published by Family Writers Press

Less than two weeks a quite notice was issued to Igbos living in the North by the controversial coalition of Arewa youth, they have moved south west, stating that, “the Yoruba are the most ungrateful stock in Nigeria”, in a statement signed on behalf of the group by Muhammed Shehu and Tanko Abdullahi, after an emergency meeting called by the coalition in Daura, Katsina State, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

In what may be the most inflammatory statement of the times, the Northern youth group, which said that they speak for the youth of Northern Nigeria, said “having given power to the Yoruba on a platter of gold in 1999 as a way of compensating them for the June 12 saga, it is quite worrisome and unfortunate that they have lived up to their legendary reputation of backstabbing and betrayal by supporting the divisive calls for restructuring or dismemberment of the nation against the will and desire of the north”.
“We gave the late Chief MKO Abiola the mandate in 1993 but shortly after that, as it is with the Yoruba as a culture, they immediately started circling around Abiola plotting on how to emasculate the north and strip us of every access we had to the politics and economy of this nation,” the Arewa group said.

“They had also raised a secret army of their elites to carry out these sinister plans against the north if Abiola eventually became president. It was this army that was unleashed on the nation in the guise of NADECO during the June 12 impasse.
“May we remind the Yoruba that without the willingness and magnanimity of the north, there was no way Abiola could have purportedly won that election, and that all the Yoruba have now as assets in the south west, especially Lagos, were given to them by our leaders out of our own usual magnanimity. However, time and time again, the Yoruba have always turned their back on us whenever their support is needed. They have chosen to pitch tent with the Igbo this time around just to spite us, but we shall not succumb to their antics.

“We are very much aware that all the attacks against President Muhammadu Buhari were planted in the media by the Yoruba and spread by southerners generally just to discredit the north in order to pave way for their son, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to become president. But their plans will fail insha Allah.
“We shall resist every of such plans and ensure by all means possible, that the north completes its eight-year tenure and possibly even continue after then, and that the federal structure of Nigeria as it currently is, is not tampered with by secession mongers and their collaborators,” the statement concluded.
SOURCE

          NIGERIA: Many Of Those Calling For Restructuring Are Opportunists, Irresponsible – El-Rufai   
Many Of Those Calling For Restructuring Are Opportunists, Irresponsible – El-Rufai
El-Rufai, while speaking on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily said President Buhari’s administration has done far more in practical terms than past administrations and that many of those calling for a restructuring rather see it as a means of opportunism. He stated that some of the practical steps taken towards restructuring included the fact that state governors are now more than ever, involved in economic policy making at the national level. According to him, things that have always been hidden from state governments are now much more open as they are now more involved in investigations of finances of the excess crude account, among other things. “We meet every month under the auspice of the National Economic Council and working together with the Federal Government we chart directions of economic policy and that is part of shifting the federal- state balance. “A lot of the talk about political restructuring is political opportunism and irresponsibility in my opinion “It is popular and people that have presidential aspirations think there is a platform upon which they will exploit this. As I said, if you look at the APC manifesto, all the elements to divulge power to the state to change the balance in the federation are there and we are committed to that as a party. “The National Chairman of our party will restate that commitment and we are discussing it and as I said President Buhari and Osinbajo’s government has taken very concrete steps rather than rhetoric to actually move in that direction and we are going to move in that direction but we do not believe that the basis for it is rhetoric and opportunism, we do not believe that the 2014 CONFAB report is a sensible basis to even begin. “We all know the circumstances in which the so-called CONFAB was put together, we all know the composition, how lopsided it was, how important stakeholders were not taken to account, how even the composition and numbers do not reflect the demographics and the diversity of this country and we took a position as a party not to participate but to encourage our state governors to be there at the table.”

SOURCE


          End Of An Era: West Hartford Town Manager Ronald Van Winkle Retires   

Anyone who has worked closely with Ronald Van Winkle the last 30 years will say his fingerprints are all over West Hartford.

They say he's the hardest working guy you'll ever meet, the economist, a professional, a gentleman, a proud father, a lover of poetry and gardening, a hometown guy, West...


          Center of the World, Ohio   
Amidst economic devastation, producer Charles Monroe-Kane asks what it takes to survive in the Rust Belt.
          US Treasurys edge lower as bond investors digest data   
U.S. government debt prices were mostly lower, as investors parsed through economic data on the last day of June.
          Trump advisor Cohn asks South Korea's Moon to help with China's 'many predatory practices'   
National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn asks South Korean President Moon Jae-in for help in working with China.
          Q1 GDP (final) up 1.4% vs. 1.2% est.   
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on economic growth in the first quarter.
          Entry Level Online Forex Trader (Work from Home)   
Maverick Trading - Oakland, CA - how to achieve profitability in their trading JOB REQUIREMENTS: Entry level Traders should have at least some understanding of how the economic...
          Entry Level Online Forex Trader (Work from Home)   
Maverick Trading - Sterling Heights, MI - how to achieve profitability in their trading JOB REQUIREMENTS: Entry level Traders should have at least some understanding of how the economic...
          Stage set for launch of GST at midnight   
The transition to a single, nationwide tax on goods and services will streamline business and boost the economy by tearing down barriers between 31 st...
          Artprice Takes a Major Stake in the OTC Art Market Which Generates a Volume of Transactions Roughly 7 to 9 Times Higher than the Traditional Art Market   

http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnc/20160228/338239PARIS, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As global leader in Art Market information, Artprice has been creating and using macro-economic, microeconomic and sociological tools to analyse the global Art Market since 1987.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160228/3...



          Movie Review: Batman Vs. Robin (2015, Dir, Jay Oliva)   

Warning! Spoilers Contained Within! Warning! With the economic inequality we are suffering through thanks to the one percent’s out of control greed the story line behind DC’s latest animated movie is a timely one. It’s an adaptation of the Court … Continue reading

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          Security Summit: IGP Receives Communique, Directs Circulation To Relevant Agencies   

By Ejike Ejike, Abuja ‎The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has received the communique issued at the end of the 2017 National Economic Summit and directed that it should be circulated to the relevant ministries and agencies for study and implementation. Receiving the report, the IGP reinstated the force’s commitment to ensuring the safety of […]

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          Quotes of the Week   

"Globalisation can't be just about outsourcing and low wages"   [Jeff Immelt, Chief Executive Officer General Electric, quoted in Financial Review, 26 June 2017]

“In an appearance at the University of Chicago on Monday, former President Barack Obama unloaded a relentless barrage of complete sentences in what was widely seen as a brutal attack on his successor, Donald Trump.” [Andy Borowitz writing in The New Yorker, 24 April 2017]

“Coal India—a government-back coal company–is reportedly closing 37 of its "unviable" mines in the next year to cut back on losses.
India is primed for an energy revolution. The country's ongoing economic growth has been powered by fossil fuels in the past, making it one of the top five largest energy consumers in the world. But it has also invested heavily in renewables, and the cost of solar power is now cheaper than ever. In some instances, villages in India have avoided coal-powered electricity altogether, and "leapfrogged" straight to solar power.” [ Journalist Ankita Rao writing in Motherboard, 24 June 2017]


          From e-Estonia to e-Europe - Tallinn pushes for data-led economy   
Free movement of data is a key focus, as Estonia takes up EU presidency
          The Reality Show President   

People don't understand Trump because they don't understand Reality Television.


I have noted time and time again that Reality Television isn't real.  And many others have documented on YouTube and elsewhere how it is created.   You may not have a script with lines and direction, but you have suggestions and a rough outline.  You video your actors (and they are actors) for hours and hours and then in editing, using strategic cutaways, mood music, and snippets of conversations, create the story line you want.

The media is losing its collective mind over Trump - that is except Fox News.   Trump promises to save jobs at Carrier - and the jobs go away anyway.   And the number of jobs is pitiful to begin with.  Why is a President worried about 700 jobs at factory?   He promises to create new coal jobs and claims tens of thousands are "put back to work" in coal mines (what a treat!) when in fact, few, if any jobs have been created.   He claims that "clean coal" technology will save coal, in an era of dirt-cheap natural gas.   And in Mississippi, Southern Company decides to toss in the towel with "clean coal" as the technology simply doesn't work and the plant is converted to natural gas. 

But Trump continues with his Pepe-the-Frog shit-eating grin.  He doesn't seem bothered by the fact that the facts contradict almost everything he says or tweets.  Is he delusional?  Crazy?  Or just a reality television star?

Trump may be smarter than he appears, or at least more clever.   He doesn't really care about the 700 votes he'll get from Carrier employees (and likely lose, when their jobs go away).   What the rest of his supporters remember is that he "cared about the little man" and "saved jobs" even if the jobs weren't saved.   These are people getting their "facts" from Inforwars, not the New York Times.   So they believe that big coal is back on track, and Carrier is employing thousands more in Indiana, and Ford is building its new Focus in Detroit. 

With reality television, perception is the key, not reality.

In the Tee-Vee show, The Apprentice, people didn't actually work as an apprentice to Donald J. Trump.  They didn't "create a new hamburger" for Burger King.   If you believe this, you are a dolt.   What they did was get Burger King to sponsor the program, and then take a product that Burger King had already developed (or developed for the show) and then faked up a "contest" to have the "apprentices" appear to invent it.

But the plebes eat this shit up.  They all want to see the end part of the program where, in a conference room to the tune of dramatic music, Trump "fires" someone.   Of course it is all fake.  I mean, Celebrity Apprentice?   You really think Jay-Z is going to work every day at Trump Tower as Donald's butt-boy?

These are the kind of people who vote for Trump - people of low intellect who think reality television is real, or that American businesses are like The Jetsons, where someone gets "fired!" every week.  The reality of American business is that if you fired everyone who lead a project that was unsuccessful, you'd fire your entire staff every year and have a horrendous turnover rate.   Not all projects succeed, that is a given.  Which is why research is so expensive.  But then again, the projects and research on The Apprentice are all fake and the outcomes predetermined anyway.

This is what Trump is selling - The Reality Presidency.   And his fans eat it up.  He tweets outrageous things and says even more outrageous things - and people sit on the edge of their seat to see what outrageous thing he says next.   And the folks who hate Trump watch twice as much as those who like him.

But unlike television, ratings don't count for much in a Presidency.   But again, maybe that is where his real genius lies.   He was only days into his Presidency when he formed his re-election campaign.   Trump knows where the real battle ahead lies, not in legislative or executive branch "accomplishments" but in selling a narrative to his core base that he is "getting things done" and "saving jobs for little people" even as he knows it isn't true.

In a way, it is so beautiful how this is constructed.  He's reduced the Presidency to its essential core - all appearance and no real action.   He is, to some extent, like the Queen of England - cutting the ribbon at a new Tesco, but not really controlling the government.

And that is what most people want out of a President.   Not policy wonkism or carefully thought out foreign policy.  They want a President who speaks out about issues that are important to them.  Who says things that staid politicians shy away from.   Whether or not this accomplishes anything is actually secondary, what people want to hear is that the President is thinking of them.

And maybe there is precedent for this.   Teddy Roosevelt said that the Presidency was a "Bully Pulpit" and he used his position to rail against corruption and the trusts.   And people ate it up, even if his progressive agenda didn't go too far - and his hand-picked successor unraveled much of it.  He was a populist President, and one that many folks thought might be a bit reckless.

Another Roosevelt used a similar technique to his advantage.   Franklin Roosevelt certainly won the hearts and minds of many folks during the Great Depression by talking about their problems, even if he came from the same wealthy patrician family as his distant cousin.   Many "New Deal" programs were later invalidated by the courts, and many historians and economists debate the real effect of things like the "National Recovery Act" in turning around the economy.   The point is - and was - he was a populist.  Herbert Hoover didn't engage the troubled working class and showed that he cared about their plight, but was standoffish and talked about economic policy as if it didn't affect real people.

I am not comparing Trump to the two Roosevelts, of course.  Even Teddy was far, far smarter than the Donald.  But if you read his biography, Teddy was, in part, a "reality" star, traipsing off to Montana in his Abercrombie and Fitch dudewear, trying to remake himself as a cowboy, rather than the fop he was known as.   Teddy Roosevelt built a tennis court behind the White House, but famously remarked that he would never allow a photographer to take his photo holding a tennis racket, but rather holding a gun.   He knew about how to groom a public image.

President Trump isn't nearly as smart, of course.   But he knows how to groom a public image, as indeed, much of his life has been sent selling himself as a "brand" to other people, particularly in recent years, where his vaunted real estate deals amount to little more than branding arrangements.

The media is getting it all wrong, if they think they can debunk Trump with "the truth".  His supporters don't care about the truth, they care about appearances.   And their perception of the truth is shaped not by witty editorials in the Huffington Post, The New York Times, or The Washington Post, which largely go unread by the masses of his supporters.    They are getting their "truth" from shadowy conspiracy theory websites, Alex Jones, and Fox News.   And very likely, in four years, they will vote again for Donald Trump.

And he might win, if the Democrats put up a "progressive" candidate like Elizabeth Warren, who by all accounts is a nice and sincere person, but doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell of winning in the States that count.

And given that the Democrats seem to spend an awful lot of time these days cow-towing to Bernie Sanders, who isn't even  a Democrat, I suspect we may see eight years of Donald Trump.   Not because he will win, but because the Democrats will lose.

          Builders’ Lien Act Amendments Come into Effect   

Legislative amendments and regulations that will better protect subcontractors and suppliers in the building trades come into effect today, June 30.

Amendments to the Builders’ Lien Act will allow for the earlier release of financial holdbacks to those in the building trades who complete their work on construction projects. New regulations will also ensure notice is given when a construction project is substantially completed.

The requirement to give notice does not apply to owners who are having work done on their residential properties if the contract or work is less than $75,000.

“When homes or commercial buildings are under construction, everyone should be paid in full for their work in a timely manner,” said Justice Minister Mark Furey, Minister responsible for the act. “These changes will allow electricians, plumbers, and other subcontractors to be paid sooner for their work.

“These regulations will also make sure that everyone knows when important stages of a project have been reached.”

The amendments to the act were passed in 2013 and 2014. The changes should also result in savings for the industry and improve productivity.

“The changes to the Builders’ Lien Act will free up money, allowing it to flow back into the economy earlier,” said Duncan Williams, president, Construction Association of Nova Scotia. “The changes will enable contractors to reinvest in their companies, people and capital.

“We hope to see significant improvements in productivity for all in the construction pyramid.”

For more information, visit: https://novascotia.ca/just/resources.asp.




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          Model Railroad Update   
I can hear the reaction now:  Finally a break from free speech controversies and economic policy so we can get on with Coyote's promised increased focus on the world's geekiest hobby(tm).  So here is what has been happening on the new model railroad (in my tiny, but dedicated, hobby space) I finished the main body […]
          South Africa’s transport network   

South Africa has a modern and well-developed transport infrastructure. The air
and rail networks are the largest on the continent, and the roads well maintained.
The country's ports provide a natural stopover for shipping to and from Europe,
the Americas, Asia, Australasia and both coasts of Africa.

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          Rising Home Prices: Don't blame migrants, economist says   
People who have recently moved to Portland often get a bad rap, being blamed for cost of living increases around the region. But a report published Thursday by state economist Josh Lehner cautions long-time Rose City residents to hold their criticism, because the situation is a bit more complicated than that. As the Business Journal reported in this week's cover story, an influx of people does raise demand for houses and apartments, and that drives up costs, especially in a market where supply has…

          Bought by China – how Chinese companies are creeping into the economy of Western countries by proxy…   
Bought by China   by Dan Alexe Chinese companies will be able to invest in the construction of nuclear plants in the UK, including having the option of eventually taking majority stakes. This was one of the main messages that the British chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne conveyed to Chinese businessmen on a trip […]
          If you live in the South, climate change could kill your economy   
Northern states might actually profit as the planet warms. This article will probably make you wish that you lived in Seattle. Pexels Union County, Florida is 250 square miles, nestled in the middle...

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          Smoove & Turrell: when real music becomes too expensive   
The rise of digital music, samples and DJs instead of musicians may not be just an evolution in music, it looks like the economic effect of a society when music made by working musicians is just too expensive. My friend Andy Carling made this delicious interview with Smoove & Turrell, a band of soul musicians from Newcastle, “one of […]
          Lufterfrischerspender Push Parfum Economic   
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Lufterfrischerspender "Push Parfum" EconomicEinfacher Spender aus Plastik zum Selberspr?hen.Der Spender:Einfache Anwendung- Vertauenswert- Wirksam- Sparsam- AbschliessbarAbmessungen:?24 x 5,9 x 5,6 cm (HxBxT)?Nachf?llungen:?Prodifa Duftnachf?llungen 300mlFarbe:?Wei?Datenblatt?

          New Proposed California Bill to Allow Optometrists to Administer Vaccines – State Vaccine Tracking System to Increase   
Your action is needed to OPPOSE California AB 443 Optometry: scope of practice. If passed as currently written, AB 443 would allow optometrists to administer vaccines for influenza, herpes zoster virus (Shingles), and pneumococcus to adults 18 years of age and older. AB 443 has already passed the Assembly and is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 12:00 noon in Room 3191. Please plan to attend. If AB 443 passes into law as written, it would require optometrists to enter newly administered vaccines and personally identifying information into the state vaccine tracking system, CAIR.

          TSX stock futures rise ahead of economic data – BNN   
 Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada’s main stock index on Friday ahead of monthly gross domestic product data. Canada’s economy is forecast to have grown by 0.2 per cent in April and markets will look for signals that strong first-quarter momentum carried into the second. The data is due at 8:30 a.m. […]
          US stock futures recover ahead of data; Nike jumps 6% – Investing.com   
Wall Street futures trade higher with data on tap Investing.com – Wall Street futures pointed to a higher open on Friday as stocks looked set to recover from the prior session’s plunge in tech stocks with Nike’s better-than-expected earnings buoying stocks and investors looking ahead to economic data out later in the day. The blue-chip […]
          Abogan por la creación de una política de Estado en favor de los consumidores   

La directora del  Instituto Nacional de Protección de los Derechos del Consumidor (Pro Consumidor), Anina Del Castillo abogó por la creación de una Política Nacional de Protección a los Derechos del Consumidor, para respaldar a los ciudadanos que demandan bienes y servicios en una economía de mercado y dar certeza jurídica en las transacciones comerciales.

La entrada Abogan por la creación de una política de Estado en favor de los consumidores aparece primero en Argentarium.


          El impacto económico del 10% de deducible   

En esta de Aula Central analizamos con Harold Vásquez y Osmel Brito el impacto económico del proyecto de ley que busca establecer 10% de deducible en el sector de seguros de vehículos.

La entrada El impacto económico del 10% de deducible aparece primero en Argentarium.


          Epson EB-1980WU   
Multimedia Projector EPSON EB-1980WU, Projectors, Installation, WUXGA, 1920 x 1200, 16:10, 4,400 lumen-3,400 lumen (economy) In accordance with IDMS15.4, 4,400 lumen - 3,400 lumen (economy) In accordance with ISO 21118:2012, 10,000 : 1, MHL, USB 1.1 Type A, Stereo mini jack audio in (2x), VGA in (2x), HDMI in (2x), Ethernet interface (100 Base-TX / 10 Base-T), Component in, Stereo mini jack audio out, RS-232C, VGA out, Composite in, 4.5 kg
          El petróleo logra su mejor semana desde abril pero va camino de cerrar su peor primer semestre desde 1998   

El precio del petróleo encadena siete sesiones en positivo, su mejor racha desde abril, que le ha hecho avanzar más de un 7% desde el precio que marcaba el pasado 22 de junio en la apertura.


          El petróleo logra su mejor semana desde abril pero va camino de cerrar su peor primer semestre desde 1998   

El precio del petróleo encadena siete sesiones en positivo, su mejor racha desde abril, que le ha hecho avanzar más de un 7% desde el precio que marcaba el pasado 22 de junio en la apertura.


          El ciberataque mundial del día 27 buscaba atacar organizaciones industriales, según Kaspersky Lab   

El ciberataque global que comenzó el pasado martes, día 27, y que protagonizó el 'ransomware' ExPetr --inicialmente identificado como Petya-- buscaba fundamentalmente atacar organizaciones industriales. Un análisis realizado por la empresa de ciberseguridad Kaspersky Lab ha demostrado que al menos la mitad de los objetivos de este 'malware' de cifrado eran empresas de sectores como electricidad, petróleo y gas, transporte o logística.


          El ciberataque mundial del día 27 buscaba atacar organizaciones industriales, según Kaspersky Lab   

El ciberataque global que comenzó el pasado martes, día 27, y que protagonizó el 'ransomware' ExPetr --inicialmente identificado como Petya-- buscaba fundamentalmente atacar organizaciones industriales. Un análisis realizado por la empresa de ciberseguridad Kaspersky Lab ha demostrado que al menos la mitad de los objetivos de este 'malware' de cifrado eran empresas de sectores como electricidad, petróleo y gas, transporte o logística.


          El ciberataque mundial del día 27 buscaba atacar organizaciones industriales, según Kaspersky Lab   

El ciberataque global que comenzó el pasado martes, día 27, y que protagonizó el 'ransomware' ExPetr --inicialmente identificado como Petya-- buscaba fundamentalmente atacar organizaciones industriales. Un análisis realizado por la empresa de ciberseguridad Kaspersky Lab ha demostrado que al menos la mitad de los objetivos de este 'malware' de cifrado eran empresas de sectores como electricidad, petróleo y gas, transporte o logística.


          José Llorca: Los Puertos del Estado seguirán siendo un "agente muy activo" en la electrificación del transporte   

Revilla ve un horizonte "no muy lejano" con la posibilidad de "casi duplicar" la actividad actual del Puerto de Santander


          José Llorca: Los Puertos del Estado seguirán siendo un "agente muy activo" en la electrificación del transporte   

Revilla ve un horizonte "no muy lejano" con la posibilidad de "casi duplicar" la actividad actual del Puerto de Santander


          Auto parts manufacturer taps N.C. over Indiana, Mexico for jobs   
An automotive manufacturer whose parts wind up in Hondas, Fords and Fiats has picked one of North Carolina’s most impoverished counties for an expansion. FCC, a Japanese manufacturer of friction material and clutch and transmission parts, tapped Scotland County for 28 new jobs and $826,500 in investments over three years. The payroll impact is expected to be nearly $780,000 each year to the local economy, according to an announcement from the state. And it’s particularly big news as Scotland…

          Commenti su In pista a Gemona con i campionissimi Wayde van Niekerk e Akani Simbine di Ab   
Ciao! Un esempio non fa statistica, ma nel mio caso, dopo aver letto la notizia ho pensato con la famiglia (siamo in 4) di passare due giorni a Gemona-Venzone e dintorni. Diciamo che gli appassionati di atletica non vanno in giro con bandiere o magliette dei loro idoli, non si notano molto ;-) Un "investimento" di questo tipo ha ricadute di vario tipo che é difficile quantificare. Pensa anche a chi guardava Bolt correre i 200 metri battendo Wayde alle olimpiadi e ha sentito Bragagna parlare di Gemona in diretta! Quanto costerebbe un passaggio pubblicitario durante le olimpiadi? Passando dal lato economico a quello sociale, pensa ai ragazzini della zona. Un esempio di questo tipo, che si allena a pochi km da casa loro é sicuramente uno stimolo per tutto il movimento sportivo. Anche se non arriveranno grandi campioni gemonesi (si dice così??) sicuramente i valori dello sport saranno utili ai ragazzi. Detto questo, con 60 mila euro si possono fare tante cose, ma questa é una decisione che spetta all'amministrazione :-)
          Peguei 3 cupons de 5 dólares na Tremor Games   
Bom, depois da última postagem em que falei que peguei um cupom de 50 dólares, chegou a hora de uma mais modesta, e antes que perguntem, não, eu não juntei isso tão rápido. Pra falar a verdade quando peguei o de 50 dólares eu já tinha o suficiente pra pegar mais dois de 5 dólares, aí esperei juntar o suficiente pra pegar um terceiro.



Acho que o mais interessante dessa postagem é exatamente avisar certos detalhes da postagem anterior. Como falei, aquela foi a primeira vez que resgatei um prêmio na Tremor Games, e acabei aprendendo certas coisas, tanto com vacilos meus, quanto com comentários de visitantes compartilhando suas experiências. Eu fiz o pedido desses três cupons na segunda feira, pra recebê-los na quinta, todos os três códigos ao mesmo tempo.

A primeira coisa é que não vale pegar o cupom de 50 dólares, isso porque eu tava há tanto tempo pensando em pegar ele, que acabei simplesmente ignorando os mais baratos e isso fez eu me dar bem mal. O negócio é que o prêmio de 5 dólares custa 3.995 moedas, ou seja 5 x 10 = 50 e 3.995 x 10 = 39.950 , mas paguei 45 mil coins no cupom de 50 dólares, sendo assim eu poderia ter economizado cinco mil coins ou mesmo comprado mais 5 dólares.

Vi que a Tremor Games agora está bloqueando algumas coisas para brasileiros, pelo jeito deu tretas de fraudes, no entanto nos comentários da postagem anterior tem pessoas compartilhando informações que valem ouro e podem ser extremamente úteis para quem quer ganhar usando os métodos de pesquisa, pelo jeito é no estilo do qualibest, só que gringo.

Bom, basicamente é isso, mais uma vez aviso, se forem pegar jogos, antes comparem com valores na steam e o valor do cupom de 5 dólares, e se estiver prestes a entrar na steam sales, recomendo esperar ela chegar pra ver se o valor do jogo não vai desabar. E se você não conhece a Tremor Games, clique aqui para conferir.


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          [wanabidii] Top Headlines: Indo-China border tension intensifies; both deploy 3,000 troops   
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          [wanabidii] News Digest: Here's how GST will affect your dating game   
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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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