China's Xi sees 'challenges' in Hong Kong as Beijing dismisses any UK role   
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping, visiting Hong Kong for the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, said on Friday the city's "one country, two systems" formula faces "new challenges" as pro-democracy campaigners ramped up their protests.

          Sesc abre seleção simplificada para Jovem Aprendiz na unidade de Garanhuns e em mais 14 cidades do Estado   

O Sesc Pernambuco abre na próxima segunda-feira (3/7) seleção simplificada para Jovem Aprendiz no Recife e Região Metropolitana, no Agreste e Sertão. Serão oferecidas 68 vagas destinadas às atividades administrativas. Os interessados devem se inscrever gratuitamente até o dia 7 de julho, por meio do preenchimento de formulário no endereço eletrônico www.sescpe.org.br.

As oportunidades são para os turnos da manhã e tarde e a carga horária corresponde a quatro horas diárias. Há vagas para as unidades do Sesc no Recife (Santo Amaro, Santa Rita e Casa Amarela) e nas cidades de Jaboatão dos Guararapes (Piedade), São Lourenço da Mata, Goiana, Araripina, Arcoverde, Belo Jardim, Bodocó, Buíque, Caruaru, Garanhuns, Pesqueira, Petrolina, Surubim e Triunfo.

O programa tem duração de um ano e oferece remuneração de R$ 426,00, vale transporte, de acordo com a legislação vigente, além de fardamento para atuação. O edital público simplificado da seleção considera os aspectos legais e outros requisitos, como a situação socioeconômica, educacional e de vulnerabilidade social dos candidatos.

Para concorrer, o interessado precisa, dentre outros requisitos, ter entre 14 e 24 anos incompletos no ato da contratação – este requisito de idade máxima não se aplica à pessoa com deficiência –, cursar do 7º ano em diante do Ensino Fundamental ou, no máximo, ter concluído o Ensino Médio, sem ingresso no Ensino Superior. Não serão validadas as inscrições de participantes com experiência registrada na Carteira de Trabalho e Previdência Social (CTPS) ou anteriormente vinculados ao Sesc PE, por meio do programa Jovem Aprendiz ou contrato empregatício.

O programa Jovem Aprendiz é um projeto do Governo Federal que foi criado a partir da Lei de Aprendizagem (Lei nº 10.097/00), que visa à capacitação profissional de adolescentes e jovens em todo o País.

Serviço:
Seleção Jovem Aprendiz do Sesc
Inscrições gratuitas pelo site: www.sescpe.org.br
Período: de 3 a 7 de julho


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

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

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

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

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

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

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          The Martian by Andy Weir   
This is a tale of raw, basic survival in a rough terrain. One man, abandoned on Mars.

We read this for the library's book discussion, and many readers were surprised by how much they liked it. It's more about science than about science-fiction. There aren't ray guns and alien life forms; instead it's about one human surviving because he knows how to do advanced chemistry.

Mark Watney isn't about to give up, despite insurmountable odds. Not enough water? Chemistry! Not enough food? Botany! No communication? Rocks!

I have seen the Matt Damon movie, and it's very good. It's not quite the same, but honestly both stand up pretty well on their own (or even in comparison).

I highly recommend this one, even if you're not into advanced science and especially if you don't enjoy sci-fi. It's a captivating story, and you don't have to understand every formula to understand what a creative thinker the character (hell - the author!) is to persevere in these situations.
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          todo para una porrista... :)   
                                  Todo para una porristas... :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                       rutina de porras :)





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

DIVISIONES

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

¿Qué es una porrista o cheerleader?


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


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

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


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

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

Herramientas que obtiene al Certificarse

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

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

·                                 Certificado, Logo y derecho de uso de imágen como Asesor Certificado en Estilo de Vida Saludable.
·                                 Exposición en 2 zonas de la página de Balance Natural como parte del apoyo para la adquisición de nuevos clientes.
·                                 Enlace a página propia. Obtiene un link de enlace a su página personal con objetivo de que los clientes de Balance Natural puedan conocer sobre el asesor y tenga mayor exposición en redes.
·                                 1 hora de coaching con Donald Vega para evacuación de dudas.
·                                 Educación continua con acceso exclusivo a material nuevo dos veces al año.
·                                 Posibilidad de aportar a la sección de Recursos y Artículos de nuestra página.
·                                 9 documentos con 7 tips cada uno sobre los 7 Principios Fundamentales de la Salud, estrés y un Estilo de Vida Saludable para que le entregue a los clientes a medida que van cubriendo cada tema en sesión de educación.
El programa de certificación facilita las herramientas necesarias para ayudar a sus clientes a lograr mejores resultados y un Estilo de Vida Saludable. El programa se enfoca en las siguientes áreas:
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·                                 Alimentación
·                                 Pensamientos
·                                 Hidratación
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·                               Bolsos Deportivos
·                               Tableros Electronicos
·                               Bolsas de Tackle
·                               Arcos Deportivos

Pelotas Deportivas

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

Deportes

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

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·                               Flota flota - Reglamentos
·                               Infladores - Pecheras - Juegos
·                               Cronometros - Tanteador

Plan de entrenamiento de 2 semanas para porristas

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

Resistencia

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

Fortaleza

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

Flexibilidad

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

Equilibrio

El buen equilibrio te ayudará a balancearte en una postura de acrobacia, proporcionar una base sólida para la acrobacia y aterrizar con seguridad después de las volteretas y saltos. Entrénate para el equilibrio en cada sesión que hagas mediante la ejecución de posiciones de acrobacia en el suelo. Por ejemplo, párate con los pies al ancho de las caderas y los brazos encima de la cabeza en una posición de V alta. Practica la alineación correcta tirando de los abdominales hacia la columna y relajando los hombros. Realiza posiciones de un pie, como una libertad y estiramiento del talón también. Durante una semana, ejecuta tus posiciones en tierra firme. En la segunda semana de tu programa, intenta estas posiciones en algo que ponga a prueba tu estabilidad. Si tienes acceso a un colchón de oscilación, que se asemeje a un balón de estabilidad aplanado, realiza tus posiciones de acrobacia sobre el mismo. De lo contrario, sólo tienes que mantener el equilibrio sobre una almohada o un cojín de sofá.
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          Is it just me...   
I would welcome an article that DID provide an opinion on some ways in which RiscOS could be improved to "drag ex-users back", but is it just me, or is the part where the author claims to write about that, just about shared-sourcing (which could be otherwise described as "look-but-don't-touch") the OS? Never mind the fact I don't think shared source is going to get anyone anywhere (the power of open-source comes from the fact that anyone competent to modify it can do so) - even if I thought shared sourcing were viable, not even open-sourcing is a magical formula. Torvalds, Cox et al can program till the cows come home, but if Linux had no momentum then people like HP wouldn't be moving to support Debian.
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          China's Xi sees 'challenges' in Hong Kong as Beijing dismisses any UK role   
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          LipoSeuticals closes Series A for novel drug delivery tech   

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          2014 Market Research Report on Global Amino Acids Calcium Industry - Reports and Intelligence   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maybe a systematic study will throw up more details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Miss you, PuLa. Bhool-chook maaf kara.

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

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

Going Annu Gogtya = falling.

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Yes" I replied.

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

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

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

"Sure."

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

"Two days ago."

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

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

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

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

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

"You're right." I nodded.

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

Bapu Hegishte smiled and folded his hands in greeting.

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

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

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

Before I could say anything, Antu continued,

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

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

"That's our country joke, jawaibapu!"

Then he addressed Hegishte again.

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

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

"What do you do?"

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

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

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

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

"Sure, go ahead."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antu sheth got philosophical. But only for a moment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Govindbhat! Wanna play a couple of hands?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"What????"

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

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

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

Antu continued in his characteristic manner.

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

Antu looked at me mischievously and shrugged.

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

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

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

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


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

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

"Not bad." the manager gruffly replied.

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

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

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

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

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

The manager got pissed off.

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

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

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

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

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

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

"It's okay." I said.

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

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

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

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

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

"So you watched the play after all?"

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

Antu sheth spat out another unsolicited opinion and walked away.

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

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

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

"Collector???"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And so ended the rant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"You're right." I said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"What request?"

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

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

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

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

"Jawaibapu!!!"

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

"Both of us are going."

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

Antu sheth paused and continued.

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

"Tomorrow morning by bus."

"Direct Ratnagiri to Mumbai?"

"Yes."

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

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

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

"JAWAIBAPU!"

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

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

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

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

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          Why I Threw Away My Ferrari Gear   
I used to be an ardent Formula 1 fan. And an ardent Ferrari fan. Over the years, I lost interest in the sport. But occasionally I would still catch portions of a race on TV and in my heart, I was always cheering for a Ferrari win. On a recent trip to Europe, I bought some Ferrari gear to occasionally display my support.

This morning I threw all the Ferrari gear in trash. Because of this.

The background story in a nutshell is this. Two Italian navy sailors killed two innocent Indian fishermen in Indian waters (the Italians dispute the jurisdiction). India arrested and charged the sailors. The Italian government has been supporting these murderers. So has the Italian media. Note that they're not denying that the sailors killed those innocent fishermen. They still want the Indian government to let the sailors go. Why? The reasoning is flimsy and convoluted and in my opinion can be summarized as "Because!". The arrogance and the racist undertones in Italy's stance are obvious to me and many others. To me, the subtext is, "yes, our boys killed two guys by mistake. But they were just a couple of brown fishermen. Let our boys go! Give them back to us and we'll give them a slap on the wrist. You Indians have no right to try someone who killed your citizens". Do you think that if the fishermen had been Americans killed off the coast of America, the Italians would dare be this brazenly arrogant?

And in a sickening display of further arrogance and willful insensitivity, Ferrari decided to inject itself into the situation. The Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix is this weekend. Ferrari has announced it will carry an Italian Navy flag specifically in support of the two murderous sailors. It's not like Ferrari has been carrying the flag throughout the season. They're doing this only in India. They're not even using the pretext of just supporting the Italian navy in general. Their statements specifically mention support for the murderers. To me this is a small scale version of a British team carrying the flag of General Dyer's regiment only in India to express solidarity with his actions in Jalianwala Bag. Or some other European team supporting one of their fellow citizens who has been locked up in Goa for abusing street kids.

Ferrari is wrong for needlessly wading into this debate specifically during the Indian GP. But more importantly, they are absolutely wrong in supporting those two murderers whose crime, I repeat, is not even in doubt.

As an Indian, I find Ferrari's stance reprehensible and I cannot in good conscience support them in the slightest. So I threw away my Ferrari gear. I hope Indian fans who go watch the race on Sunday are not so slavishly beholden to the team and so morally bankrupt and insensitive as to wear caps or t-shirts supporting these proud backers of murderers.


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          Woodruffite formula (1 reply)   
Hi,

Mindat gives Zn2Mn4+5O12 · 4H2O, while official IMA list Zn2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10·4H2O. So what about the manganese valency?

Best,
Jakub
          Structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Siidra, O.I., Nazarchuk, E.V., Zaitsev, A.N., Lukina, E.A., Avdontseva, E.Y., Vergasova, L.P., Vlasenko, N.S., Filatov, S.K., Turner, R., Karpov, G.A. (2017): Copper oxosulphates from fumaroles of Tolbachik Vulcano: puninite, Na2Cu3O(SO4)3 - a new mineral species and structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 499-510.

Abstract:
Typical characteristics of many anhydrous sulphates of exhalative origin at fumaroles at the Second scoria cone of the Northern Breakthrough of the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption, Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, are the presence of additional oxygen atoms (Oa) in the composition. Recent field works on the fumaroles of the Second scoria cone in 2014 and 2015 resulted in discovery of a new mineral species, puninite, and collection of fresh alumoklyuchevskite and kamchatkite samples which allowed the re-refinement of crystal structures. The crystal structure of kamchatkite, KCu3O(SO4)2Cl, was solved and refined in Pnma space group (a = 9.755(2), b = 7.0152(15), c = 12.886(3) Å, V = 881.8(3)Å3, R1 = 0.021), whereas alumoklyuchevskite, K3Cu3AlO2(SO4)4, is triclinic, P-1; (a = 4.952(3), b = 11.978(6), c = 14.626(12) Å, α = 87.119(9), β = 80.251(9), γ = 78.070(9)°, V = 836.3 (9)Å3, R1 = 0.049) in contrast to previously reported data.
The new mineral puninite, ideally Na2Cu3O(SO4)3, was found in sublimates of Glavnaya Tenoritovaya fumarole. The mineral is named in honor of the Russian crystallographer Yurii Olegovich Punin (1941–2014). Puninite is closely associated with lammerite-β, tenorite, hematite and anhydrite. Puninite is emerald-green in colour. It is biaxial, optically positive, α = 1.587(2), β = 1.611(2), γ = 1.649(2), 2Vcalc=60°. The mineral is soluble in water. The empirical formula of puninite based on 13 O atoms is (Na1.76K0.08)Σ1.84(Cu2.97Zn0.04)Σ3.01(SO4)3.02O0.92. Puninite is the first Na-dominant copper oxosulfate mineral observed on Second scoria cone. It is monoclinic, C2/c, a = 17.41(1), b = 9.39(1), c = 14.40(1) Å, β = 112.04(7)°, V = 2183(2)Å3, Z = 8. The eight strongest lines of the X-ray powder diffraction pattern are (I-d-hkl): 100-8.058-200, 18.88-6.675- 00&2macr;, 28.47-6.466- 20&2macr;, 14.1-4.398-202, 17.37-4.247- 11&3macr;, 33.89-3.839- 02&2macr;, 29.15-2.854- 22&4macr;, 14.95-2.724- 02&4macr;. Puninite is structurally related to euchlorine, NaKCu3O(SO4)3 and to fedotovite, K2Cu3O(SO4)3. The unit-cell a parameter value is very sensitive to the K-Na ratio in “euchlorine group” minerals. The crystal structure of puninite (R1 = 0.035) is based on oxocentred [O2Cu6]8+ dimers. Four sulphate tetrahedra are ‘face-to-face’ attached to the dimers, whereas the other sulphate tetrahedral groups provide their linkage in two dimensions. The structural architecture of all the copper-oxosulphate exhalative minerals described in this paper can be described as being organized via a “host–guest” principle.
          IMA 2015-012 = puninite and structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Siidra, O.I., Nazarchuk, E.V., Zaitsev, A.N., Lukina, E.A., Avdontseva, E.Y., Vergasova, L.P., Vlasenko, N.S., Filatov, S.K., Turner, R., Karpov, G.A. (2017): Copper oxosulphates from fumaroles of Tolbachik Vulcano: puninite, Na2Cu3O(SO4)3 - a new mineral species and structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 499-510.

Abstract:
Typical characteristics of many anhydrous sulphates of exhalative origin at fumaroles at the Second scoria cone of the Northern Breakthrough of the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption, Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, are the presence of additional oxygen atoms (Oa) in the composition. Recent field works on the fumaroles of the Second scoria cone in 2014 and 2015 resulted in discovery of a new mineral species, puninite, and collection of fresh alumoklyuchevskite and kamchatkite samples which allowed the re-refinement of crystal structures. The crystal structure of kamchatkite, KCu3O(SO4)2Cl, was solved and refined in Pnma space group (a = 9.755(2), b = 7.0152(15), c = 12.886(3) Å, V = 881.8(3)Å3, R1 = 0.021), whereas alumoklyuchevskite, K3Cu3AlO2(SO4)4, is triclinic, P-1; (a = 4.952(3), b = 11.978(6), c = 14.626(12) Å, α = 87.119(9), β = 80.251(9), γ = 78.070(9)°, V = 836.3 (9)Å3, R1 = 0.049) in contrast to previously reported data.
The new mineral puninite, ideally Na2Cu3O(SO4)3, was found in sublimates of Glavnaya Tenoritovaya fumarole. The mineral is named in honor of the Russian crystallographer Yurii Olegovich Punin (1941–2014). Puninite is closely associated with lammerite-β, tenorite, hematite and anhydrite. Puninite is emerald-green in colour. It is biaxial, optically positive, α = 1.587(2), β = 1.611(2), γ = 1.649(2), 2Vcalc=60°. The mineral is soluble in water. The empirical formula of puninite based on 13 O atoms is (Na1.76K0.08)Σ1.84(Cu2.97Zn0.04)Σ3.01(SO4)3.02O0.92. Puninite is the first Na-dominant copper oxosulfate mineral observed on Second scoria cone. It is monoclinic, C2/c, a = 17.41(1), b = 9.39(1), c = 14.40(1) Å, β = 112.04(7)°, V = 2183(2)Å3, Z = 8. The eight strongest lines of the X-ray powder diffraction pattern are (I-d-hkl): 100-8.058-200, 18.88-6.675- 00&2macr;, 28.47-6.466- 20&2macr;, 14.1-4.398-202, 17.37-4.247- 11&3macr;, 33.89-3.839- 02&2macr;, 29.15-2.854- 22&4macr;, 14.95-2.724- 02&4macr;. Puninite is structurally related to euchlorine, NaKCu3O(SO4)3 and to fedotovite, K2Cu3O(SO4)3. The unit-cell a parameter value is very sensitive to the K-Na ratio in “euchlorine group” minerals. The crystal structure of puninite (R1 = 0.035) is based on oxocentred [O2Cu6]8+ dimers. Four sulphate tetrahedra are ‘face-to-face’ attached to the dimers, whereas the other sulphate tetrahedral groups provide their linkage in two dimensions. The structural architecture of all the copper-oxosulphate exhalative minerals described in this paper can be described as being organized via a “host–guest” principle.
          IMA 2015-061 = wampenite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Mills, S.J., Kampf, A.R., Nestola, F., Williams, P.A., Leverett, P., Hejazi, L., Hibbs, D.E., Mrorsko, M., Alvaro, M., Kasatkin, A.V. (2017): Wampenite, C18H16, a new organic mineral from the fossil conifer locality at Wampen, Bavaria, Germany. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 511-515.

Abstract:
Wampenite, C18H16, is a new organic mineral from the fossil wood (conifer) locality at Wampen, Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria, Germany. It is monoclinic, space group P21/a, with a = 6.7331(19), b = 8.689(3), c = 23.709(7) Å, β = 90.118(6)°, V = 1387.0(7)Å3 and Z = 4. Its structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, which revealed that the molecular structure comprises an aromatic phenanthrene moiety with an axial methyl group at one end and a disordered propen-2-yl (methylvinyl) terminal group at the other. High resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) confirmed the molecular formula C18H16 and the IR spectrum is consistent with the molecular structure found.
          IMA 2016-056 = hydroxykenoelsmoreite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Kampf, A.R., Birch, W.D., Kasatkin, A. (2017): Hydroxykenoelsmoreite, the first new mineral from the Republic of Burundi. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 491-497.

Abstract:
We report the new mineral hydroxykenoelsmoreite, which has been approved by the IMA as IMA2016-056. The mineral occurs at the Masaka gold mine, Burundi, as rosettes up to 150μm across of platy crystals up to 20μm wide but < 2μm thick, associated with goethite and galena. Crystals are canary yellow, transparent with a vitreous lustre, and have a pale yellow streak. Hydroxykenoelsmoreite is uniaxial (-)and non-pleochroic. The refractive indices were too high to measure, but the Gladstone-Dale compatibility index predicts nave = 2.065. Crystals are brittle with an irregular fracture, but have perfect cleavage on {0 0 1}. The Mohs hardness is ∼ 3 by analogy with hydrokenoelsmoreite. The mineral is a member of the elsmoreite group of the pyrochlore supergroup, but deviates from the ideal cubic symmetry due mainly to ordering of Fe3+ onto one of twoWsites. Its structure is trigonal, space group R-3, with unit-cell parameters a = 7.313(2), c = 17.863(7) Å, V = 827(1)Å3 and Z = 6. The empirical formula (based on 7 (O + OH) per formula unit (pfu)) is: (□1.668Pb0.315Ca0.009Na0.005K0.003Ba0.001)Σ2(W6+>1.487Fe3+0.357Al0.156)Σ2(O4.119(OH)1.881)Σ6(OH); Raman spectroscopy and bond–valence sums showed that molecular H2O was absent or nearly so. The calculated density is 5.806 g cm-3.
          Overfør data mellem google sheet uden tab   
Jeg har oprettet en formular i google forms (analyse) der opretter alle data i et google sheet, i et ark med formular svar, så har jeg et ark jeg behandler dataene i, det ark har jeg overfør data ti
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          Cuccio Powder Polish Dip System - Light Pink With Rainbow Glitter 45g (5550)   
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          Cuccio Soak Off LED/UV Colour Gel Polish - Love Potion No 9 13ML (6135-LED)   
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          How To Work Your Beauty Routine Into Your Busy Schedule   

Honestly, sometimes we all look at women who are perfectly polished and think ‘where do they find the time’, but the truth is there are some cheat-sheet ways to save time on your beauty routine and look a million bucks without spending all day primping.

Making an appointment and heading off to the beautician every time you need to get rid of hair takes time (and forward planning). Why not try an at-home treatment like Andrea Roll On Hair Remover or Andrea Gentle Cream Bleach for Face?

Want to look flawless but don't have time to do a full-face of makeup in the mirror? Make a statement with your eyes by popping on some false lashes. We recommend the Ardell Individual Lashes - they're an instant pick-me-up for tired eyes and the extra glam and volume means you can forgo the eyeshadow. And when you get home, use Ardell Lash Free Remover to get them off quickly and without fuss.

You really don’t need to book in for a professional spray tan these days either, given there are so many good at-home options on the market. We love the idea of Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Milk, which has an SPF 15 and, because it's gradual, you can use it daily to build up a colour that looks super natural.

Don’t spend hours searching for brow hairs to pluck in low light. Use La Tweez Pro Illuminating Tweezer and you’ll find them in a flash and have perfectly shaped brows.

Find products that work hard. Anything that’s 2-in-1 or more is a bonus, right? We love Sun Bum 3 in 1 Leave in Treatment for hair. Then there are those anti-ageing products that work while you wear or even while you’re sleeping (bonus). One of our favourites is Transformulas Face Contour and Tightening Crème.

Okay, so it is not possible to have a time-saving beauty list without the mother of all beauty time-savers…. dry shampoo! Polished London is by far the best on the market (which is why we stock it – duh) and perfect to push that blow dry out for just one more day when you’re under the pump.

READ NEXT: 6 TOP BEAUTY BLOGGERS SHARE THEIR SKIN AND BEAUTY ROUTINES 


          Cuccio Professional Silk Repair Kit (Set Of 3)   
Cuccio Professional Silk Repair Kit (Set Of 3)

Cuccio Professional Silk Repair Kit (Set Of 3)

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          Meeting of Conductor Division   
29th June 2017, New Delhi: Meeting of Conductor Division was held at IEEMA, Delhi under the Chairmanship of Mr. Manish Agarwal, which was attended by 12 representatives from 8 member companies. Mr. J. Pande, Sr. Director and Mr. Naveen Upreti, Sr. Executive Officer, represented IEEMA at the meeting. The discussions were broadly on State of the industry, PV formula for […]
          The Police - Reggatta de Blanc   
Alla fine degli anni Settanta il rock stava cambiando pelle, era appena passata l’onda del punk che aveva spazzato via ogni certezza, arrivava la new wave, la nuova onda, con decine di nuove band e nuovi suoni, e tutto il nuovo mondo musicale veniva riscaldato dal reggae, che dalla Giamaica invadeva il mondo. L’ultimo anno degli anni Settanta era già il primo della nuova era, salutata dall’arrivo di un disco, Reggatta del Blanc, che metteva insieme tutto, rock, punk, new wave, reggae e canzone. Era la formula magica dei Police, sulla base della quale nacquero classici come Walking On The Moon", "Bring On The Night" e "The Bed's Too Big Without You", e soprattutto "Message In A Bottle. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo vi accompagnano, domenica 18 Gennaio alle ore 11 al Teatrostudio, all’ascolto di un disco che ha racchiude in sé tutta la vitalità e creatività delle esperienze musicali di quegli anni, un vero gioiello musicale non solo per tutti i fan dei Police ma anche per tutti coloro che amano la buona musica.
          Tom Waits - Raindogs   
La voce roca e profonda, uno stile unico e inimitabile, una passione per storie a tinte forti, per il jazz ed il rumore, per i suoni che graffiano l’anima e colpiscono il cuore, Tom Waits è un cantautore che non segue altre regole che le sue. E lo ha sempre fatto, dai suoi esordi ad oggi, allontanandosi in maniera sistematica da mode e tendenze, provando a far crescere l’arte dello storytelling in maniera esponenziale, utilizzando a questo scopo ogni formula, ogni invenzione, ogni suono, ogni rumore, ogni melodia. E’ così che nasce Rain Dogs, capolavoro del 1985, una raccolta di storie di perdenti e di reietti, di avventure picaresche e romantiche, di alcol e di amore, scritte e cantate da Waits con il suo classico, inarrestabile, inconfondibile stile.
          神秘的Jaguar XJ新車款將在速度嘉年華會現身|InCar癮車報   

英國Goodwood的速度嘉年華就在最近火熱的展開了,而Jaguar已宣布說將用這場盛會來展示他們神秘的XJ車款。

目前對這輛車所知甚少,但該廠表這是一部全新的豪華房車,並將在這場著名的爬山賽中完成最後測試,這輛神秘的車款將披上特殊的偽裝,同時Jaguar也表示大家能在今年夏季末看到這輛車的公開發表。

 

我們不曉得這間公司在打什麼算盤,不過現行款的XJ是在2009年發表的,目前也正迅速接近產品週期的尾端,因此一般推測這輛神秘車款將會是性能版本或頂級豪華版,不管怎麼說,在等一下就知道了。

除了展示新的XJ之外,Jaguar也會帶著XF SportbrakeI-Pace概念車、以及I-Type Formula E賽車供車迷欣賞。

當然,這場表演真正的主角是新的Jaguar XE SV Project 8,這輛車搭配能爆發出600 PS最大馬力的5.0L V8機械增壓引擎,在配合一顆八速Quickshift變速箱與全時四輪傳動系統的情況下,僅需3.3秒即可完成0-60 mph (96 km/h),並擁有321 km/h的極速表現。


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          You May Wear Pants   

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.

Cardinal George Pell is the third-most powerful official in the Catholic Church as head of the Vatican’s finances. And he’s just been charged multiple sexual assaults in his native Australia. I think it’s time to play this song again.

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky signs into law a bill allowing Bible classes in public schools. I’m sure that not far behind are classes on the Qu’ran, the Bhagvat Gita, Dianetics, and the Books of Bokonon. Any day now.

ProPublica reveals “a trove” of Facebook’s internal documents showing its secret guidelines for determining what is and is not hate speech, and thus able to be censored. And some of it is frankly disturbing:

One document trains content reviewers on how to apply the company’s global hate speech algorithm. The slide identifies three groups: female drivers, black children and white men. It asks: Which group is protected from hate speech? The correct answer: white men. ... White men are considered a group because both traits are protected, while female drivers and black children, like radicalized Muslims, are subsets, because one of their characteristics is not protected. 

Adi Robertson at The Verge notes that Facebook’s task is more or less impossible:

If the company decides to promote a positive social environment without taking clear political sides, it will trend toward a faux neutrality where “hate” is any negative opinion, punishing people who criticize the status quo. But if it admits to an ideological bent, it will have to start formulating political stances on which groups worldwide deserve the most protection from hate. The more social responsibility it accepts, the more liable it is for failing to police its users, and the more power it has to control speech — not just comments to other users, but personal timeline posts or photographs. 

Oh, hey hey hey, make sure you dig the latest Cause & Effect newsletter. It’s got international news, SCOTUS news, and not all of the news is bad!

CFI’s Benjamin Radford is on the panel for a discussion about psychics (along with a bunch of alleged psychics) on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show.

Another “psychic,” Michelle Marks of Dixon, Illinois, is arrested for “exploitation of an elderly person and multiple weapons charges.” Wow she was busy!

Researchers at the Catholic University of Louvain wanted to see if atheists in Western Europe were more or less closed-minded than the religious. And that’s what they found, more or less:

Atheists tended to show greater intolerance of contradiction, meaning when they were presented with two seemingly contradictory statements they rated one as very true and the other as very false. They also showed less propensity to be able to imagine arguments contrary to their own position and find them somewhat convincing.

A group of scientists and other figures sign on to an initiative called Mission 2020, intended to get greenhouse gas emissions to “curve downward” by 2020, because failing that, the goals of Paris become unattainable. While it’s noble, I am skeptical. Especially after my Point of Inquiry interview with Elizabeth Kolbert earlier this month.

Undaunted by my kind of despair, a “global covenant of mayors” pledging to meet the goals of the Paris accord has brought on board more than 7400 cities.

Cleve Wootson at WaPo introduces us to Michael Tate Reed, the guy who keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments monuments, as he did in Arkansas yesterday:

[In 2014] He was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and released under an agreement that required him to continue treatment. He sent a rambling letter to the newspaper apologizing and describing the voices in his head and his attempts to recover from mental health issues. 

Speaking of which, Joseph Frankel at The Atlantic looks at how the phenomenon of “hearing voices” in one’s head—which is sometimes what makes people think they’re psychic, and others say they’re psychotic—may be more common than once thought, and also may be more controllable:

These experiments suggest that auditory hallucinations are the result of the mind failing to brand its actions as its own. Watching what the brain does during these hallucinations may clarify how that works, and what differences in the brain create these experiences. ... Drawing a parallel with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the [researchers] are interested in the extent to which the psychics they saw “might occupy the extreme end of a continuum” of people who hear voices. 

The Mormon Church is taking bold strides into the latter half of the 20th century, offering paid maternity or parental leave to church employees and (hold on to your butts) allowing women to wear pants.

A California health department report says that 111 people have chosen to take their own lives in the first six months of the state’s right-to-die law. 

Uranus isn’t just odd because its name makes you chuckle (which is why I must pronounce it “YURen-uss,” not, you know, the other way). It’s on a crazy 98-degree axis, and its magnetic shield is all wobbly.

When there’s somethin’ strange…in the neighborhood…who you gonna call? The Royal Thai Police Force! They ain’t afraid o’no phi pob. 

Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter is a fun, scientific, educational museum experience for the whole family! Oh wait, the city wants them to pay a “safety assessment fee”? I meant to say, it’s a ministry. So, sorry. Exempt. Phew! I mean, “amen.”

My home state of Maine gets its first case of measles in 20 years. Oh god I hope it’s not me! 

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          Formulation Researcher   
CA-Milpitas, Bayside Solutions is seeking a Formulations Researcher to be a part of our partner's team in the San Francisco South Bay Area. This is an opportunity to work with a startup Biotechnology company focused on providing therapeutics for gastrointestinal diseases. Our partner's culture is fast paced and passionate about innovative drug discovery and development. Our Company Bio: Bayside Solutions was f
          Coating/Paint Formulation Chemist   
DC-Washington, Coating /Paint FormulationChemist Office:Naval Research Lab(NRL) Location:Washington,DC RequisitionNo:3.2.17 Job title: Coating/Paint FormulationChemist ProjectOverview: TheCoating/PaintFormulationChemistwillworkasa memberofatechnicalteamperformingresearch,developmentandtestingintheareasofcoatingstoimprovecorrosionmitigationaswellasotherperformanceparametersrequiredbytheUSNavytoreducetotalownershi
          Senior Scientist Product Development Formulations   
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          Cost Analyst/Estimator   
Arlington, Position Summary: Assist the government with the establishment of scenario-based Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCE) for NSD programs that adhere to the best practices of the ‘GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide’ and provides the functionality to run budget options and alternatives analysis (i.e. what-if scenarios) to assist in budget formulation. The contractor shall collaborate with government
          Cost Analyst/Estimator   
Arlington, Position Summary: Assist the government with the establishment of scenario-based Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCE) for NSD programs that adhere to the best practices of the ‘GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide’ and provides the functionality to run budget options and alternatives analysis (i.e. what-if scenarios) to assist in budget formulation. The contractor shall collaborate with government
          Senior Budget Analyst - Top Secret Clearance   
Arlington, Job Description: The Senior Budget Analyst assists the government in formulating and executing NSD programs and project’s budgets, including assisting the government with all phases of the Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution (PPBE) process. The Senior Budget Analyst will lead a team of personnel providing this support and will provide Subject Matter Expertise to the client. * Assist the g
          Director, Business Development   
MD-Belcamp, DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (ABD-17-1260-F) Bowhead is GROWING and we are looking for a Business Development Director that will be responsible for formulating and executing contract and task order bidding, including teaming arrangements, advance intelligence gathering, strategy development, technical proposal writing and cost proposal formulation and review. The Business Development Director wi
          Food Scientist   
RI-Kingston, Award winning, growing company looking to add to their team Responsibilities for Food Scientist: · Formulation and product development · Concept development · Pilot and plant trials · Scale-up Requirements for Food Scientist: · BS in Food Science, Chemistry · 3+ years industry lab experience · Formulation/technical experience · Strong math skills · *NO food allergies*
          Manufacturing Technician   
DE-Newark, Superior Group is looking for Manufacturing Technician for our Client located in Newark, DE. Formulates reagents and calibrators for Dimension, Vista, Stratus CS and Atellica product lines. Follows production worksheets and area procedures. Properly documents production steps in batch records by following GDP. Complies with quality system and regulatory agencies: FDA, DEA, ISO, OSHA, etc. Interact
          Chemist II   
IL-North Chicago, BS in Chemistry 2-5 yrs. lab experience or Masters Degree. Solid use of instruments including HPLC, GC, MS, TLC, IR, UV/VIS, NMR and AA. Solid documentation skills, familiarity of GMP, GLP. Able to present findings to larger groups. The Bioanalytical group is looking for an experienced Bio-analytical Scientist/Lab Technician to perform routine/non-routine analysis as well as formulation work withi
          Sales District Manager   
TX-Dallas, About the Company: U.N.X. INCORPORATED is a family owned and operated company founded to pioneer new surfactant technology for the laundry industry. Research innovations originally designed for the laundering process have gained widespread application in the formulation of kitchen and housekeeping detergents and cleaners. Selling and satisfying laundry and institutional customers are the Company’s
          Cuccio Veneer UV/LED Polish Match Maker Sets - Cuppa x2 13ml   
Cuccio Veneer UV/LED Polish Match Maker Sets - Cuppa x2 13ml

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          START YOUR TINY ENGINES AS ‘MICRO MACHINES WORLD SERIES’ LAUNCHES TODAY   
START YOUR TINY ENGINES AS ‘MICRO MACHINES WORLD SERIES’ LAUNCHES TODAY  Celebrate the Miniature Multiplayer Mayhem Larkspur, Calif. – June 30th, 2017 – Codemasters and Deep Silver have today unleashed miniature multiplayer mayhem on the gaming world with the release of Micro Machines World Series on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, and PC via Steam. To celebrate the launch and showcase the fun and carnage you’ll be experiencing in Micro Machines World Series. The iconic series makes a triumphant return with a mixture of fan-favorite and all-new content that will delight players of all ages. Classic game modes Race and Elimination are complimented by an all-new Battle mode, which ramps up the carnage to the highest end of the miniature scale. Supporting up to 12 players for online multiplayer and one to four players locally, Micro Machines World Series gives you 12 amazing customizable vehicles to race and battle across 25 classic locations including the kitchen table, garden, workshop and game room. With spy cars, hovercrafts, dump trucks, tanks and more, Micro Machines World Series lets you equip a unique loadout and collect a range of crazy NERF power ups and collectibles such as blasters, mines, hammers and bombs to get the best of your opponents. Micro Machines World Series combines gaming nostalgia with incredible visuals and endless party replayability, making it a hit for players old and new. Follow updates from the Micro Machines studio on Facebook (www.facebook.com/codemasters.) # # # ABOUT CODEMASTERS: Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 30 year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official BAFTA award-winning FORMULA 1 series of videogames. The company is fully controlled by Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL). For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com. Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codemasters. ABOUT DEEP SILVER: Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit http://www.deepsilver.com/. ABOUT HASBRO: Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews). MICRO MACHINES, NERF and all related names are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. All copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are being used under license. Developed and published by Codemasters. “PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. 
          Comment on No love lost in Formula Ford family battle by stuartg   
Should be a facinating battle within the Butcher family (!) as well as a hard fought race. Both will feature at the sharp end of the grid.
           Motor racing-Former McLaren team manager joins Williams    
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Former McLaren team manager Dave Redding, a 30-year Formula One veteran, is joining Williams in the same role after next month's...
          S.T.E.P. Formula Changes Industrial CRM Efficiency   

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

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

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

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          La candidata de Cristina ya tiene una denuncia en la justicia federal   
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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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          Trump Urges GOP To Repeal Obama Law Now, Replace Later   

President Donald Trump urged divided congressional Republicans on Friday to break their logjam over dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law by “immediately” repealing it and replacing it later, a formula that GOP leaders dismissed months ago as politically unwise. Trump’s early-morning tweet embraced a sequential approach favored by only a handful of conservatives eager to take quick action on one of the party’s foremost priorities — repealing Obamacare, something Republicans have long promised to do. But his suggestion threatened to sharpen divisions between conservatives and moderates, who are leery of stripping coverage from millions of constituents without something to substitute for it. “If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!” Trump tweeted. Supporters of that idea include Sens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. House and Senate leaders long ago abandoned initial thoughts of first erasing Obama’s law, and then replacing it. Such a step-by-step approach would leave Republicans vulnerable to Democratic accusations that they were simply tossing people off coverage without helping them obtain medical care. It could also roil insurance markets by prompting insurers to flee or boost premiums because of worries over whether, when and how Congress would replace the statute. And the idea would leave unresolved the quandary stumping lawmakers today — how to replace Obama’s system of online insurance markets, tax subsidies and an expanded Medicaid with something that will get enough Republican votes to pass Congress. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declined to comment on Trump’s tweet. Underscoring the fissures within the GOP, conservative group leaders welcomed Trump’s suggestion but said it didn’t go far enough because it could open the door to a subsequent bipartisan compromise to replace Obama’s law. They accused McConnell of not wanting to go far enough and protecting GOP moderates who want to keep parts of the statute, such as insurance coverage requirements. “It’s distressing to see so many Republicans who’ve lied about their commitment to repeal. Mitch McConnell wants to amend Obamacare,” Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said in a conference call. Mimicking a southern accent, the New Jersey-born Cuccinelli said, “Root and branch, root and branch,” repeating an expression McConnell once used about how thoroughly he wanted to repeal the Obama law. On Thursday, Senate Republicans were considering breaking a stalemate over what their replacement bill should do by preserving a tax boost Obama’s law imposed on high earners. Keeping that tax increase in place was a bid to woo party moderates and rescue their sputtering push to repeal his health care overhaul. The break from dogma by a party that has long reviled tax boosts — and most things achieved by Obama — underscores McConnell’s feverish effort to rescue the Senate legislation from the brink of possible defeat. The money from the tax boost would instead be used to bolster proposed health care subsidies for lower-income people. The change, proposed by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would give a more populist flavor to the bill. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that as the legislation now is written, it would boost out-of-pocket costs for many poor consumers and produce 22 million uninsured people while cutting around $700 billion in taxes over a […]

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          It's the end of an era as Ron Dennis walks away from McLaren Automotive   

Ron Dennis is stepping away from McLaren after more than 30 years with the company. Dennis is largely responsible for McLaren's emergence as a top Formula One race team and automaker.

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          ANALISTA DE INTELIGÊNCIA DO MERCADO PARA INDÚSTRIA DE PRODUTOS DE LIMPEZA   
Função do Emprego: ANALISTA DE INTELIGÊNCIA DO MERCADO

Número de vagas: não informado.

Segmento da empresa: Detentora de marcas consagradas como Brilux, Minhoto, Even, Sonho entre outras.

Pré-requisitos: Necessária experiência prévia na função, relatórios.

Principais Atividades: Pesquisa de mercado, acompanhar ações dos promotores, elaboração de relatórios, dentre outros.

Salário oferecido: Será informado na entrevista.

Benefícios:  PS + PO + Transporte + Refeitório + PPR.

Enviar pretensão salarial no corpo do formulário.

Os interessados devem encaminhar seu currículo até o dia 04/07/2017.

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          EMPRESA ABRE OPORTUNIDADE PARA AUXILIAR DE TI    
Função do Emprego: AUXILIAR DE TI

Requisitos:

Residir nas imediações do Jordão, IPSEP, Ibura.
Possuir habilitação "A"
Disponibilidade para serviços externos;
Proatividade, dinamismo, resiliência, atenção, facilidade de aprendizado.
Conhecimento na área será um diferencial.

Atribuições:
Trabalhar com cabeamento de rede, visita a clientes, manutenção e instalação de PC's, impressoras, suporte remoto e presencial...dentre outras.

Remuneração: Salário + benefícios (informações durante a entrevista ou contato).

Os interessados deverão enviar currículo até o dia 05/07/2017.

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


           COORDENADOR DE COMPRAS PRA DISTRIBUIDORA ALIMENTÍCIA EM JABOATÃO DOS GUARARAPES   
Função do Emprego: COORDENADOR DE COMPRAS

Empresa: Grupo Ramo Alimentício.

Nº de vagas: 02.

Descrição do cargo: Atuar com compras e negociações com fornecedores atacado de alimentos e bebidas, follow-up de pedidos, cadastro de produtos e fornecedores, entre as demais atividades. Fazer a gestão de compras de indiretos e liderança de equipe, acompanhando e gerenciando todas as atividades desenvolvidas no setor, oferecendo reports periódicos e garantindo a qualidade do serviço prestado.

Requisitos: Ensino Superior Completo, Excel Avançado; Experiência com Compras de Produtos Alimentícios será um diferencial; Necessário ter disponibilidade de horário.

Local de Trabalho: Jaboatão dos Guararapes.

Salário e Benefícios: Informados em Seleção.

Os interessados deverão encaminhar o currículo até o dia 14/07/2017.

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          ESTÁGIO COM BOLSA DE R$ 1.426,73 PARA EMPRESA EM JABOATÃO DOS GUARARAPES   
Função do Emprego: ESTÁGIO NA ÁREA ENGENHARIA

Quantidades de vagas: Não informada.

Atividades: Participar do Plano de Estágio nas áreas de Manufatura e Engenharia de Processos / Manutenção em sistema de rodízio ou fixo, bem como desenvolvimento nas áreas corporativas de Compras Diretas e Planejamento da Produção. Auxiliar na elaboração e desenvolvimento de projetos específicos do departamento, participando desde o levantamento de necessidades até a aplicação desses projetos. Participar da elaboração de estudos para racionalização de trabalhos no setor, implantação e desenvolvimento de sistemas, efetuando cálculos, orçamentos e análises de viabilidade de sua aplicação. Auxiliar no desenvolvimento de mudanças para melhoria contínua de processos de produção de peças, componentes e produtos existentes e processos não conformes; Participar das propostas de modificações de produtos para melhoria de performance (qualidade, eficiência,
reduções de custo, etc.);

Requisitos:
Cursando Mecânica; Mecatrônica; Elétrica; Produção ou áreas a fins;
Disponibilidade para estagiar de segunda a sexta-feira de 9:00 às 16:00 (1 hora de
almoço)

Residir ou estudar nas proximidades de Jaboatão dos Guararapes.

OFERECEMOS:
Bolsa: 1.426,73 e Refeição no local.

Enviar currículo pelo formulário ou se preferir cadastrar seu currículo no site: www.astconsult.com.br até dia 07/07/2017

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          ANALISTA DE QUALIDADE, ENVIAR PRETENSÃO SALARIAL NO CAMPO APRESENTAÇÃO   
Cargo: ANALISTA DE QUALIDADE

Quantidades de vagas: Não informada.

Analisar relatórios de controle de processos.
Monitorar cumprimento de normas e procedimentos,
informar pessoas responsáveis sobre produtos e serviços não conformes.
Implementar ações corretivas de reclamações de clientes.
Comunicar condições inseguras de trabalho, solicitar ações corretivas e preventivas relacionadas a processos e segurança do trabalho. Aplicar ferramentas da qualidade.
Mapear processos da cadeia de apoio

Experiência com implantação de ISO 90001.2008 será um diferencial.

Ensino Superior em Administração ou áreas afins.
Conhecimento de Ferramentas da Qualidade.
Experiência como Auditor Interno da Qualidade na Norma ISO 9001 (versão 2008).
Conhecimento em Informática.

Benefícios: Salário compatível + VT + VA + Plano de Saúde e Odontológico.

Enviar currículo com Pretensão Salarial até dia 10/07/2017

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


           ESTÁGIO EM DEPARTAMENTO PESSOAL COM BOLSA R$ 600,00   
Função do Emprego: ESTÁGIO EM DEPARTAMENTO PESSOAL

Número de vagas: 1.

Empresa de: Médio Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Terceirização.

Exigências: Preferência candidatos do sexo Masculino. Dinamismo, pró ativo, comprometido e pontual.

Local de Trabalho: Recife.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE).

Benefícios: Bolsa de R$ 600,00; Vale Alimentação de R$ 10,00/dia; VT 2A/Dia.

Horário de Segunda a sexta-feira das 09:00 as 12:00 e das 13:30 as 16:30h.

Pré requisitos para a vaga: Preferência candidatos do sexo Masculino. Dinamismo, pró ativo, comprometido e pontual.

Atividades a serem exercidas: Atendimento aos funcionários, cadastro de Funcionários no sistema próprio da Empresa, admissão, organização de arquivo e conferência e controle de ponto.

Interessados enviar CV até segunda-feira dia 03/07/17.

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          SERRALHEIRO PARA INDÚSTRIA NO RECIFE COM SALÁRIO A COMBINAR   
Função: SERRALHEIRO

Número de vagas: 01.

Empresa de: Médio Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Indústria.

Salário oferecido: A combinar.

Benefícios Adicionais: A combinar.

Exigências: Ensino Médio completo, curso de serralharia.

Local de Trabalho: Recife.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE).

Descrição: É necessário ter experiência em serralharia de alumínio e ferro, manipulação de peças, recorte, dobra e montagem de peças. Vaga temporária.

Horário de segunda a quinta de 7h às 17h e sexta de 7h às 16h.

Data de término de envio de currículos: 03/07/2017.

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          TRABALHE COMO PROMOTOR DE VENDAS, SÃO 02 VAGAS COM SALÁRIO R$ 1.322,96   
Função do Emprego: PROMOTOR DE VENDAS

Número de vagas: 02.

Empresa de: Médio Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Importação.

Salário oferecido: R$ 1.322,96

Benefícios Adicionais: Km, ajuda de custo e bonificação.

Exigências: Experiência como promotor ou vendedor.

Local de Trabalho: Regiões centrais de Pernambuco.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE).

Atribuições:
Realizar mapeamento na região e prospecção de novos clientes.
Fazer levantamento de produtos que o cliente trabalha e inserir nossos produtos.
Efetuar vendas dos nossos produtos através do nosso catalogo Avaliar a inclusão do nosso material de merchandising.
Garantir todo suporte necessário para o cliente em relação aos nossos produtos, prazo , troca de mercadorias, e suporte com processos de vendas Garantir melhor exposição de nossos produtos no cliente. Preparação de relatórios diários.
Necessário possuir carro ou moto e experiência com vendas.

De segunda a sexta das 08h30min ás 17h30min sábado das 08h30min às 12h30min.

Data de término de envio de currículos: 10/07/2016.

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          AUXILIAR DE MANUTENÇÃO MECÂNICA E SISTEMAS PARA INDÚSTRIA MULTINACIONAL   
Função do Emprego: AUXILIAR DE MANUTENÇÃO MECÂNICA E SISTEMAS

Número de vagas: 01.

Empresa de: Grande Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Indústria Multinacional.

Salário oferecido: a combinar.

Benefícios Adicionais: Plano de Saúde; plano odontológico; refeitório na empresa; seguro de vida; previdência privada; participação nos Lucros; ticket alimentação; cartão farmácia; descontos em faculdades.

Exigências: Formação Técnica em Mecânica e disponibilidade de horário.

Local de Trabalho: Recife.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE).

Descrição: informar pretensão salarial. Outras informações serão detalhadas no decorrer do processo seletivo.

Data de término de envio de currículos: 07/07/2017.

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          GERENTE DE LOJA DE VAREJO COM 03 VAGAS PARA O GRANDE RECIFE   
Função do Emprego: GERENTE DE LOJA

Número de vagas: 1.

Empresa de: Grande Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Varejo e Moda.

Salário oferecido: A combinar.

Benefícios Adicionais: A combinar.

Exigências: Experiência mínima de 3 anos como Gerente (principalmente lojas de grande porte); Superior Completo; Perfil empreendedor, motivador, influenciador, facilitador; Conexão com moda, tendências e novas diretrizes no mercado de Varejo e Moda.

Local de Trabalho: Grande Recife.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE).

Descrição: Consultoria de RH seleciona profissionais para a vaga de Gerente de Vendas para uma grande marca de Varejo e Moda. É necessário:

- Curso Superior Completo.
- Experiência mínima de 3 anos em Gerência (principalmente em loja de grande porte);
- Perfil empreendedor, motivador, influenciador, facilitador;
- Preze pelo bem estar organizacional e se preocupe com o desenvolvimento dos seus liderados;
- Conexão com moda e conhecimento do varejo (novas tendências e diretrizes);
- Foco nos resultados, otimismo e criatividade diante das adversidades.

Data de término de envio de currículos: 06/07/2017.

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          RECEPCIONISTA DE SALÃO DE BELEZA COM SALÁRIO DE R$ 1000,00   
Função do Emprego: RECEPCIONISTA

Número de vagas: 1

Empresa de: Pequeno Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Beleza.

Salário oferecido: R$ 1.000,00

Benefícios Adicionais: Plano odontológico.

Experiência: 6 meses na função.

Local de Trabalho: Recife - PE

Estado: Pernambuco (PE)

Local: Recife.

Requisitos Formação: Superior Completo ou Cursando Adm/Relações. Públicas e ou áreas afins.

Experiência: 6 meses na função.

Responsabilidades: Responsável atendimento telefônico e pessoal, agendamento de horário, pagamento de clientes, fechamento de caixa, organização, emissão de nota fiscal.

Desejável habilidades como: Comunicativa, Organização, Atendimento ao Cliente, Postura e etc.

Horário: 44 horas semanais, de segunda à sábado.

Data de término de envio de currículos: 03/07/2017

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          ENVIE O CURRÍCULO PARA AUXILIAR DE ESTOQUE COM SALÁRIO R$ 1.000,00   
Função: AUXILIAR DE ESTOQUE


Número de vagas: 1.

Empresa de: Médio Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Alimentação.

Salário oferecido: R$ 1.000,00

Benefícios Adicionais: Cesta BÁsica, alimentação, vale transporte, refeição no local.

Exigências: Ensino Fundamental Completo

Local de Trabalho: Madalena.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE).

Descrição: Sexo masculino de 18 à 35 anos, com disponibilidade de horário, pro ativo, fazer contagem de estoque seco e molhado, arrumação das mercadorias que chegam, limpeza do estoque e todas as áreas de armazenamento.

Data de término de envio de currículos: 29/06/2017.

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          SELEÇÃO PARA VENDEDOR INTERNO, 07 VAGAS PARA SERVIÇOS PÓSTUMOS   
Função do Emprego: VENDEDOR INTERNO

Número de vagas: 7

Empresa de: Médio Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Serviços Postumos.

Salário oferecido: R$ 950,00 + comissão.

Benefícios Adicionais: vale alimentação + vale transporte.

Exigências: Superior cursando, boa negociação, boa escrita, boa comunicação, persuasão, trabalhar sobre pressão e experiencia com vendas internas.

Local de Trabalho: Recife, Ilha do Leite.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE)

Atividades: Agendamento de visitas, preenchimento de propostas, atendimento cliente interno, entrar em contato com clientes para venda de serviços, acompanhar mídia para vendas.

Benefícios:
vale alimentação e vale transporte
regime de contratação CLT
horário: seg á sex 07:20 as 17:10
salario Fixo + comissão

Data de término de envio de currículos: 30/06/2017

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          SELEÇÃO PARA CHAPEIRO PARA SHOPPING COM SALÁRIO DE R$ 978,90   
Função do Emprego: CHAPEIRO

Número de vagas: 02

Empresa de: Médio Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Hamburgueria.

Salário oferecido: 978,90.

Benefícios Adicionais: Cesta Básica.

Exigências: experiencia seis meses.

Local de Trabalho: Pina Recife.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE)

Descrição:
• Produção, montagem e embalagens de sanduíches, saladas, batata, entradinhas, dentre os demais produtos produzidos na cozinha;
• Abastecimento e manutenção da cozinha organizada;
• Limpeza dos equipamentos;
• Auxiliar na limpeza e manutenção de toda a área de sua produção, deixando o piso, balcões e equipamentos limpos como recebeu.
• Solicitar produtos para o abastecimento da área de produção ao estoquista;
• Asseguras que os produtos estejam no prazo de validade na área de produção.

Data de término de envio de currículos: 03/07/2017

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          SELEÇÃO PARA ESTAGIÁRIO DE CRIAÇÃO COM BOLSA DE R$ 1075,00   
Função do Emprego: ESTAGIÁRIO DE CRIAÇÃO

Quantidades de vagas: Não informada.

Requisitos:
Graduando em Design, Design Gráfico ou Publicidade e Propaganda;

Conhecimentos Desejáveis:
Conhecimentos em campanhas digitais e em motion graphics é um grande diferencial.

Carga Horária:
30h semanais - segunda á sexta.

Benefícios:
Bolsa Estágio no valor de: R$ 1075,00
Auxílio transporte
Seguro de vida
Acesso gratuito aos cursos do CERS.

Local de Trabalho: Rui Barbosa, Recife - PE

Envie o seu currículo com portfólio até do dia 30/07/2017

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          SELEÇÃO PARA ESTAGIÁRIO DE DP COM BOLSA DE R$ 600,00 PARA EMPRESA TERCEIRIZADA   
Função do Emprego: ESTÁGIO DE DP

Número de vagas: 01

Empresa de: Médio Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Terceirizada.

Salário oferecido: Bolsa R$ 600,00

Benefícios Adicionais: VT.

Exigências: Cursando superior em administração, contábeis ou áreas afins a partir do 3° período.

Local de Trabalho: Boa Viagem - Recife.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE)

SEXO: MASCULINO

PERFIL: Dinâmico, Pró-ativo, Comprometido e Pontual.

HORÁRIO: Segunda a sexta das 09:00 / 12:00 / 13:30 / 16:30

ATIVIDADES: Atendimento aos funcionários, cadastro de Funcionários no sistema próprio da Empresa, admissão, organização de arquivo e conferência e controle de ponto.

Data de término de envio de currículos: 03/07/17

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          ASSISTENTE COMERCIAL PARA ATUAR EM ABORDAGEM EM FRENTE DE LOJA   
Função do Emprego: ASSISTENTE COMERCIAL (ABORDAGEM EXTERNA)

Número de vagas: 02.

Empresa de: Médio Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Cursos Profissionalizantes.

Salário oferecido: R$ 937,00

Benefícios Adicionais: comissões.

Exigências: disponibilidade de Horário.

Local de Trabalho: São Lourenço da Mata.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE).

Descrição: trabalho externo em frente de loja.

Data de término de envio de currículos: 03/07/2017.

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          TÉCNICO EM RADIOLOGIA PARA HOSPITAL DE GRANDE PORTE EM OLINDA   
Função do Emprego: TÉCNICO EM RADIOLOGIA (TEMPORÁRIO)

Número de vagas: não informado.

Segmento da empresa: Hospital de grande porte

Escolaridade: Necessário ter curso Técnico de Raio X.

Horário da vaga: Plantão 7:00 ás 19:00 nas terças e quintas-feiras.

Experiência: desejável experiência mínima de seis meses na área.

Salário: será informado na entrevista.

Oferecemos: Assistência médica, odontológica, refeitório no local, plano de participação nos lucros.

Local de trabalho: Olinda.

Estado: Pernambuco.

Aos interessados, enviar currículos até dia 03/07/2017.

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          ITEP SELECIONA ESTAGIÁRIOS DE NÍVEL MÉDIO COM BOLSA DE R$ 550,00   
Função do Emprego: ESTÁGIO DE NÍVEL MÉDIO

Número de vagas: 1

Empresa de: Médio Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Pesquisa e Tecnologia.

Salário oferecido: R$ 550,00.

Benefícios Adicionais: Auxilio Transporte.

Exigências: Cursando 1º ou 2º ano do ensino médio.

Local de Trabalho: Recife.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE).

Descrição: Cursando 1º ou 2º ano do Ensino Médio, disponibilidade para estagiar 6hs diárias. Conhecimento no pacote Office.

Para se candidatar à vaga em aberto, entre no site do ITEP (http://www.itep.br/index.php/vagas-em-aberto) cadastre seu currículo e siga as orientações para inscrever-se na vaga se preferir envie seu currículo para o e-mail do recrutador no formulário.

Data de término de envio de currículos: 05/07/2017

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          CANDIDATE-SE PARA VAGA DE ASSISTENTE DE MARKETING COM SALÁRIO R$ 1.609,16   
Função do Emprego: ASSISTENTE DE MARKETING (Direção de Arte)

Quantidades de vagas: Não informada.

Responsabilidades: Criar artes gráficas e layouts para websites, newsletter, blogs, posts, e mídias sociais; formatar materiais e conteúdo para e-mail marketing; tratar imagens; participar em campanhas de marketing, comercial e endomarketing da empresa.

Requisitos: Superior Completo em Designer Gráfico; Domínio do Pacote ADOBE Illustrator; Habilidades com mídias sociais.

Salário: R$ 1.609,16.

Benefícios: Plano de Saúde e Odontológico + Vale-Transporte + Vale Refeição + Convênios com Faculdades e Escola de Idiomas + Convênios de Lazer e Outros.

Local de Trabalho: Recife.

Interessados enviar currículo até dia 05/07/2017

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          EMPRESA DE MOTOS CONTRATA ANALISTA CONTÁBIL URGENTE   
Função do Emprego: ANALISTA CONTÁBIL

Número de vagas: 01

Empresa de: Médio Porte.

Segmento da Empresa: Motos.

Salário oferecido: Á combinar.

Benefícios Adicionais: VR E VT.

Exigências: Superior completo.

Local de Trabalho: Av. Cruz Cabugá.

Estado: Pernambuco (PE).

Descrição: Analista Contábil com sólido conhecimento em analises de contas e balancetes.

Data de término de envio de currículos: 05/07/2017

Como se candidatar:

1º - Verifique os requisitos que a vaga exige;

2º - Compare os requisitos da vaga com o seu perfil profissional;

3º - Preencha todos os campos do formulário que estão com (*), e não esqueça de enviar uma boa apresentação pessoal.

Obs: O Comunidade de Emprego não recebe currículo, ao anexar no formulário abaixo, seu currículo segue para a empresa de uma forma direta. Desejamos a todos boa sorte!


          Spare him the fainting couches   
Kurt Schlichter is done with the bow-tied crowd and their principled conservatism:
I think it was mildly amusing that some loud right-wingers spent a minute disrupting a bunch of New York liberals’ conservative murder porn party.

There, I said it. And now, according to some people on the conservative side, I’m not a conservative anymore.

Oh. Well, if conservatism has morphed into a human centipede of onanistic purity-signaling, then you fussy guardians of the word can have it.

Now, there is a coherent and reasonable argument that hitting back liberals with a taste of their own medicine – that is, inflicting upon them a microscopic fraction of what they have spent decades inflicting upon us – is a bad idea. People I respect and who are friends adhere to this view. I’ve listened to their opinions – because they have earned my attention – and they are wrong....

First, the “If it’s wrong for them to do it to us, then it’s wrong if we do it to them” formulation is less a principle than a tired cliché. This minor disruption was a tactic; shouting was a tool. It is moral for the good guys – and we are the good guys – to use tactics and tools against an enemy that are immoral when they do it. It was immoral for the Nazis to bomb London; it was moral for us to bomb Nazis. Of course every tactic and tool is not acceptable, but the guys who stormed Omaha Beach did not “become what they were fighting” because they used the same tools and tactics as the enemy.

Second, this sort of performance art is so harmless that the cost/benefit calculus weighs in favor of tolerating such occasional inconveniences. That’s not to say we should not impose higher costs on them – we disapprove of the firing of people for what they say, but Kathy Griffin’s defenestration was a sacrifice worth making to demonstrate the costs of liberal misbehavior. This is crucial. They must pay a cost for establishing their new rules.

Call it retribution or punishment or just payback, but causing pain to wrongdoers is a conservative principle we seem to have forgotten. The left needs to feel the pain that comes from their choices. If they want a world where people suffer for speaking, well, I prefer they didn’t, but I damn well know that if that’s the new rule, their side is going to get it shoved down their throat.
Welcome to the Alt-Lite. It's a step in the right direction. What Alt Lite culture warriors like Jack Posobiec, Mike Cernovich, and James O'Keefe are doing matters. And shaking off the self-imposed shackles of "conservative principles" is the first step towards actually engaging the enemy.
          Christmas Gift Giveaway #12   
WIN A BRILLIANT BUNDLE OF THREE NEW GAMES - WORTH £58!

In collaboration with Drumond Park, we have a wonderful prize up for grabs – a trio of new table-top games which will keep the whole family enthralled and entertained over the festive season.



In the DIG IN! game (rrp £19.99, age 8 to adult) players take turns to frantically sift through the big white Dig In! bowl with both hands, trying to find the exact six pieces (all everyday items – button, train, dog, plane, rocket, bike, key etc.) in the right colour which they need to fill their picture card… in just 15 seconds flat. If no one succeeds first time round, everyone ‘digs in’ together, using one hand each. There is no time limit for this stage, and the winner of the round is the player who all the six items illustrated on his or her card. It’s a unique and spell-binding formula, ensuring hours of stimulating fun for the players, who are desperate to be the first to fill their card!



And in the delightful new spinning game PICKIN’ CHICKENS (rrp £19.99, age 4+), smaller children select and open chicken coops to add different coloured chicks to their collection. But watch out, there’s a fox about! Every now and then, totally unexpectedly, Mr Fox pops up from his tree-trunk lair like a jack-in-the-box – and gives everyone a shock! When he appears, each player instantly loses one of his or her chickens – unless they hold the Farmer card, which protects them from the fox.




The fast and furious new STOOPIDO family game (rrp £17.99, age 8 to adult) is about as stupid as it gets! Everyone dons plastic glasses, the dice is rolled, and if Nose, Eyes, Hat or Ears come up, the players race to hang the relevant colourful cardboard pieces on whichever player they choose. As play proceeds, people get loaded up with ever more comical items, for a totally mis-matched look. The winner is ‘the last man standing’ – the only player left with a gap or gaps on their glasses.





For your chance to WIN all three of these games you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available for bonus points.

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 24th December 2016.


Good luck!
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          Evaluación en psicología clínica   
Evaluación clínica. Diagnostico formulación y contrastación (isabel ramírez uclés, miguel ángel carrasco ortiz, victoria del barrio gándara). comprado para este curso 2016-2017. Sin haberlo usado (al final la preparé por apuntes por falta de tiempo). disponible en zamora. Envío por correo (5 euros más). contacto email o whatsapp +32499319637. Gracias.
           Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great + Legislature to Pass Budget Today - Seattle Schools Community Forum   
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:

Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great

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From Education Week:

Bradley Shear is a lawyer who focuses on digital privacy and social media. 
He's also the father of two elementary-aged children who attend the public schools in Maryland's Montgomery County. 

A little over a year ago, Shear says, the focus of his professional life became an intensely personal concern, as well.

"I got a phone call from my son's teacher, who said he had performed an internet search for inappropriate content on a school-issued Chromebook," Shear said in an interview. "It got me thinking about all the data being collected about kids, and whether it will ever be deleted.
From Shear's blog, Shear on Social Media Law:

Every time our kids may be admonished for talking out of turn or texting in class they may receive a permanent demerit in Class Dojo.  In the near future, classrooms may be filled with cameras and other tracking technologies that also analyze our kids every interaction with their teachers and class mates. This is not some type of crazy prediction; in China, this Orwellian future is already a reality.

Multiple companies in the educational technology space have intentionally misled students, parents, teachers, administrators, and lawmakers about how they are using the personal data they are collecting about our kids in school. For example, Google was caught intentionally scanning student emails for advertising and other troubling purposes despite prior promises it was not.  ConnectEDU tried to sell personal student data for profit when it went bankrupt despite promising not to do so.* Edmodo, another educational technology company, was recently caught surreptitiously tracking students online to monetize their web surfing habits despite promises to the contrary.

As a parent and privacy advocate, I have come to the realization that more 
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:





Legislature to Pass Budget Today

 I was actually going to give you all kinds of links and updates but here's all you really need to know - the Dems caved, schools will not be fully-funded and property-rich areas will pay for most of the increases. 


Schools will get $7.3B more over the next four years.  This is not enough and is likely to not pass judicial muster for fully funding schools.  After this budget is passed, the Supreme Court will review the part that addresses McCleary and allow the plaintiffs to give their thoughts.  Any ruling on this issue would probably come at the end of the summer.

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Robert Cruinkshank
Last year, McCleary plaintiffs said $5.6 billion needed just for next school year. $7.3b over 4 years won't cut it 

- Property taxes will go up in Seattle/King County - by a lot. 
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Joe O'Sullivan
Rough numbers, Seattle will see $440/yr increase in property taxes for average house, Ranker says
-There will be a cap on the per dollar amount that local levies can ask for.

From Representative Zack Hutchins:
Initiative 1351
Staffing enrichments provided in the prototypical funding formula under Initiative 1351 are recodified in a different chapter of the RCWs. If additional staffing units are funded in future operating budgets, those units will then become a part of basic education.

Accountability
By 2019-20, school districts must provide separate accounting of state and local revenues and expenditures data. The State Auditor must conduct regular financial audits to ensure districts are using local revenues in compliance with this act. 

Categorical programs
·         Career and Technical Education and Skills Center Programs’ class sizes reduced
·         Highly Capable Program allocation increased from 2.314 to 5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Additional Learning Assistance Program allocation for high poverty schools
·         Special Education allocation increased from 12.7 to 13.5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Increased Transitional Bilingual Program instruction in middle and high schools by two hours

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Joe O'Sullivan
Another tax change in deal: B&O tax rate for all manufacturing comes down to Boeing's preferential rate, Ranker says. 

Because much of the McCleary plan doesn't kick in for some time, Billig said lawmakers can tweak things if problems w/ plan.

On the public not being able to weigh in or even see the real actual budget in a timely manner:

Melissa Santos
 Lawmakers June Robinson and Dan Kristiansen are telling me public has had time to vet much of budget through past proposals

Tim Eyman
Mega-victories on the final budget deal - what's NOT in it is our biggest success
No income tax. No new capital gains tax.  No new carbon tax.  No increases in business taxes. 
Legislature to Pass Budget Today

          AEE 659: The 3-step Formula for Asking Someone to Be Quiet in English   

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          PDF: nur einzelne Formularfelder mit Kennwortschutz versehen   
Hallo Bernd,

vielen Dank. Das hilft schon!

Ich hätte zwar am liebsten gehabt, dass man das Formularfeld direkt sperren und entsperren kann ohne den Umweg, diese Aktion an etwas anderem festzumachen (also Lesezeichen oder Button), aber ich denke, so sollte es dem Wunsch des Kunden schon genügen.

Vielen Dank also noch einmal!

Beste Grüße
... PDF Grundlagen/Web/eForms 29. Jun 2017, 17:46 (Pig sells)
          Motorsport: Great to see the French GP back   
After a long break with the last event taking place in 2008, the good news story in Formula 1 at the moment, amongst a sea of acrimony after the Azerbaijan GP and normal paddock politics of course, is that the French Grand Prix is...
          AEE 411: One SMART Formula To Get Your Dream Job in English   

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          Activity for dolby truehd and    
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          Pecuniary support we all expression    
There may be no one who may not have taken fiscal promotion of any class. As many consider, monetary loans are the most comfortable, painless and respected monetary abet that one could get at the indigent instance. When asked, why loans are reasoned as the best possible way out for crowd your personalized requirements, masses will reply that they are overmuch cheaper when compared to another financial options. While procuring any pecuniary support, we all expression for an derivative instrument of catchpenny and low-cost loans to fulfil our requirements.In at-large context, it is rock-hard to confer an unambiguous definition for the word cheap loans. But most commonly, they are known as the fiscal assistance charging low revenue enhancement of colour. These are undependable in personality and differs from one individual's personalised setting to other. A debt mortal must have a absolve idea astir the magnitude to be on loan to sated his requirements. He should as well have a correct supportive of the loans that he is opting for. He must decide the exact loan develop appropriate to his recent fortune as fiasco in devising repayments can motive vital damages.It is finished the interest tax tasteless loans are identified. The augmentation of the fiscal open market has resulted in the way in of different loan lenders devising the environment notably competing. This has resulted in background away contrasting loan procedure congruous near your circulating destiny. Its reliant on your prize to opt for the one near auspicious status and terms. Of course, no financial assist can vie near loans in the facilities and recompense periods that they deliver. If you are pledging any asset, your occurrence spell for defrayal is stretched to the supreme of 25 eld time in the non-attendance of it, circumstance spans circa 10 years. But always formulate positive that low-budget loans are woman fixed to debar any subsequent disappointments.Post ads:Mobile Edge ScanFast Checkpoint Friendly Women Element / Thomas the Tank Engine Umbrella - Thomas and Friends / Black Breathable Wedding Dress Gown Garment Bag - Extra / 14 inch Pink Diamond Quilted Pattern Laptop Notebook Carry / Wenger Legacy 17" Laptop Sleeve (WA-7444-14F00) / Davidsbeenhere: Travel Passport Wallet Organizer / HP 16 Inch Laptop Sleeve - Black and Blue / David King & Co. Distressed Leather Messenger Bag / Dakine Girls Jet Setter Luggage Travel Set Collection (3 / AQUA mCover HARD Shell CASE for 15.6" HP Pavilion DV6 6xxx / Gregory Miwok 18 Daypack / Osprey Manta 20 Daypack / NEW DESIGN TopCase PURPLE Rubberized Crystal See Thru / Belkin 17-Inch Messenger Bag (Jet/Cabernet) / Coach Julia Legacy Stripe Swingpack 46801 / Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Slim Kit Carryon / Kipling Luggage Challenger II Backpack / Tumi Luggage Bravo Leather McNair Slim Brief / Cosmos 13.3 Inch and 13 inch Black High Density MemoryPost ads:
          AEE 297: Is There a Formula for Originality? Find Out Today!   

Come back and tell us how you want to apply this quote in your life: http://www.allearsenglish.com/297

What is the difference between being original and imitating?

What will get you further in life?

Today is a Deep Thoughts Thursday so we have a quote:

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

-Herman Melville

 

 

What does this mean for English learners?

Don’t follow a formula.

Be creative with your words.

Don’t focus too much on being perfect.

Get creative with your tone of voice.

Learn different ways to say different things.

 

Check out this episode about the Zone of Genius.

 

Where does this quote resonate with you?

Let us know in the comments.

We want to hear from you!


          China’s Xi says Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two system’ formula faces ‘new challenges’   
Xi added these issues should be handled correctly and analyzed rationally, and that he remained confident in the city.
          Ecobiz visite privilège : Showroom CEA Tech   

 
 

Programme :

  • 10 h 30 : Accueil entrée MINATEC
  • 11 h 00 : Visite du showroom autour des technologies et des exemples de réalisation
  • 12 h 15 : Présentation des activités d’Open Innovation
  • 12 h 30 : Buffet


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de votre carte d’identité ou passeport.

Accès : pas de parking dédié aux visiteurs Tram ligne B arrêt Cité internationale.

 

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  • Animal protein 55%

 

SUPPORTS URINARY HEALTH

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  • Stimulates water intake

GIVES A HEALTHY, SHINY COAT

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CONTAINS YUCCA EXTRACT TO ELIMINATE SMELLS

  • Yucca saponins have ammonia-binding activity. When added to the diet, yucca saponins pass through the digestive tract unabsorbed and are excreted in the faeces. In the excreta, the yucca components bind to ammonia and certain other odoriferous compounds and prevent them from being released into the air

PREVENTS HAIR BALLS

  • Contains natural fibre to help prevent forming of hairballs in the intestinal tract
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  • Optimal content of fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6
  • Enriched with Vitamins A and E

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  • Contains chicken which is naturally rich in taurine
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PROMOTES A HEALTHY STOMACH

  • Contains fructo-oligosaccharides and yeast which favour ‘good’ bacteria in the stomach and reduce the risk of soft stool
  • Contains lecithin to increase digestibility of fats

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          DXRacer Formula F08-NV Gaming Stuhl - schwarz/violett   
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          DXRacer Formula F11-NG Gaming Stuhl - schwarz/grau   
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          Franke Aluminium Höhenverstellung ARTH101 mit Kristallspiegel für Haartrockner   
738,00 EUR
Franke Modell Design ARTH ?H?henverstellung f?r Haartrockner ARTH210?H?henverstellung mit Verstellbereich 600 mm. Gesamt Tiefe x Gesamth?he x Gesamt Breite: 140 x 1210 x 250 mm.?F?hrungsschiene aus eloxiertem Spezialaluminium, mit Kristallspiegel und verdeckter vandalensicherer Kabelf?hrung. Oberfl?chenbehandlung: Eloxoiert und beschichtet.?Daten:Anschlussspannung: 230 V ACEingangsspannug Hz: 50 hzMaterial: AluminiumOberfl?chenbehandlung: BeschichtetOberfl?chenbehandlung: EloxiertNettogewicht: 4,5?kgAbmessungen: (TxBxH) 140 x 250 x 1210?mmFarbe: Blau, Wei?, GrauSAP material number: 2000090041Montage und Betriebsanleitung:Ersatzteile:Sie ben?tigen FRANKE Artikel f?r Ihre Ausschreibung??Dann sind Sie bei uns genau richtig!Wir sind spezialisiert im Erstellen von ma?geschneiderten Angebotsl?sungen entsprechend der Auschreibungstexte der Architekten. Egal ob Klein oder Gro?projekte, wir sind uns sicher dass wir Ihnen immer ein faires und gutes Preis-Leistungsverhaltnis anbieten k?nnen. Durch unsere enge Zusammenarbeit mit FRANKE k?nnen wir unseren Kunden schnell und zuverl?ssig beliefern egal ob Unternehmen mit mehreren internationalen Niederlassungen oder Gro?h?ndler bis hin zum Privatkunden. Fordern Sie sofort ein unverbindliches Angebot an. Gerne k?nnen Sie hierf?r unser Kontaktformular verwenden. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Anfrage!Hier finden Sie nahezu alle Brosch?ren von FRANKE. Wir liefern alle Artikel von FRANKE zu?sehr Wettbewerbsf?higen Preisen:FRANKE Accessoires:?FRANKE Allgemeine Brosch?re Sanit?rkeramik:?FRANKE Sanit?rkeramik:?FRANKE AQUAPAY:??FRANKE AQUA 3000:?FRANKE EXOS Accessoires und Waschtische 2015:?FRANKE Kinder:?FRANKE Effiziente Armaturen:??FRANKE Komfortable Thermostat Armaturen:?FRANKE Protronic_S:???FRANKE Reihenwaschtische aus MIRANIT:?FRANKE RODAN und STRATOS Brosch?re:?FRANKE VARIUS Waschtische:?

          Franke Set 1300W Haartrockner + Aluminium Höhenverstellung mit Kristallspiegel   
1.908,00 EUR
Lieferumfang SET: Franke Haartrockner ARTH210 + Franke H?heneinstellungsschiene ARTH101Franke Modell Design ARTH ?Haartrockner 1300W ARTH210Modell Design "ARTH" elektrischer Warmluft Haartrockner mit Geh?use aus Stahlblech, mit elektronischem Druckknopf Zeitschalter, Abschaltzeit nach 150 Sekunden, Oberfl?che pulverbeschichtet.Franke Modell Design ARTH ?H?henverstellung ARTH101?H?henverstellung mit Verstellbereich 600 mm. Gesamttiefe x Gesamth?he x Gesamtbreite: 140 x 1210 x 250mm.?F?hrungsschiene aus eloxiertem Spezialaluminium, mit Kristall Spiegel und verdeckter vandalsicherer Kabelf?hrung. Oberfl?chenbehandlung: Eloxiert und beschichtet.?Daten Haartrockner:Eingangsspannung V: 230 VEingangsspannug Hz: 50 hzLeistung gesamt: 1300 WGebl?se Auslass: 210 m?/hBruttogewicht: 4,88 kgNettogewicht: 4,14 kgMaterialien: Stahlblech, SynthetischAbmessungen: (TxBxH) 260 x 380 x 255 mmSchutzart IP: IPX3Ger?uschpegel: 70 dbOberfl?chenbehandlung: BeschichtetVentilatiorgeschwindigkeit: Nicht einstellbarArt der Befestigung: SchraubeArt der Montage: WandmontageArt der Bedienung: SensorSAP material number: 2000090042Daten H?henverstellung:Anschlussspannung: 230 V ACEingangsspannug Hz: 50 hzMaterial: AluminiumOberfl?chenbehandlung: BeschichtetOberfl?chenbehandlung: EloxiertNettogewicht: 4,5?kgAbmessungen: (TxBxH) 140 x 250 x 1210?mmFarbe: Blau, Wei?, GrauSAP material number: 2000090041Montage und Betriebsanleitung Haartrockner:Ersatzteile Haartrockner:Montage und Betriebsanleitung H?henverstellung:Ersatzteile H?henverstellung:Sie ben?tigen FRANKE Artikel f?r Ihre Ausschreibung??Dann sind Sie bei uns genau richtig!Wir sind spezialisiert im Erstellen von ma?geschneiderten Angebotsl?sungen entsprechend der Abschreibungstexte der Architekten. Egal ob Klein oder Gro?projekte, wir sind uns sicher dass wir Ihnen immer ein faires und gutes Preis-Leistungsverhaltnis anbieten k?nnen. Durch unsere enge Zusammenarbeit mit FRANKE k?nnen wir unseren Kunden schnell und zuverl?ssig beliefern egal ob Unternehmen mit mehreren internationalen Niederlassungen oder Gro?h?ndler bis hin zum Privatkunden. Fordern Sie sofort ein unverbindliches Angebot an. Gerne k?nnen Sie hierf?r unser Kontaktformular verwenden. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Anfrage!Hier finden Sie nahezu alle Brosch?ren von FRANKE. Wir liefern alle Artikel von FRANKE zu?sehr Wettbewerbsf?higen Preisen:FRANKE Accessoires:?FRANKE Allgemeine Brosch?re Sanit?rkeramik:?FRANKE Sanit?rkeramik:?FRANKE AQUAPAY:??FRANKE AQUA 3000:?FRANKE EXOS Accessoires und Waschtische 2015:?FRANKE Kinder:?FRANKE Effiziente Armaturen:??FRANKE Komfortable Thermostat Armaturen:?FRANKE Protronic_S:???FRANKE Reihenwaschtische aus MIRANIT:?FRANKE RODAN und STRATOS Brosch?re:?FRANKE VARIUS Waschtische:?

          Joint Statement from the Minister and NSTU President   

NOTE: The following is a joint statement from Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill and Liette Doucet, president of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, in response to the release of the interim report by the Commission on Inclusive Education. The commission’s report is available at http://inclusiveedns.ca.

We welcome the interim report and thank the commission for its work so far. It is dealing with a complex issue in an area in which we know we can do better.

There are encouraging signs within the report. It’s clear the commission wants to dig deep and get to the heart of the issue.

The department will begin to act on all the recommendations immediately, including the following two actions initiated today.

The department has referred the request to review the funding formula, resource allocation processes and fiscal accountability measures for inclusive education to the auditor general.

Presidents of the universities offering education programs, have been asked to work with us, through the Bachelor of Education Review Working Group, to ensure the commission’s recommendations for enhanced teacher preparation on inclusive education are a priority.

The ministers of Health and Wellness, Community Services and Justice have been asked to immediately establish a team to complete work on recommendations regarding interdepartmental and interagency collaboration.

The NSTU feels that the current inclusive education model is not meeting the needs of students and their families and agrees with the conclusion that it needs to be replaced. It will review the interim report more thoroughly and looks forward to working with the commission in the development of a new model that will better meet the diverse learning needs of students.

The union is particularly encouraged that the commission is looking at examining caseloads and current ratios for staffing. Specialist teachers are in dire need of more supports and resources.

We are pleased the commission plans to speak with stakeholders this fall. It’s important all perspectives, and those potentially impacted by any future recommendations, are considered. Every parent wants their child to succeed, and that’s what our school system needs to support.
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This is an opportunity to have the discussions we know are necessary and to work together in the best interest of all those in our classrooms.



Source: Release


          Chechen women in a trance / Transa femeilor cecene   
Photo: Chechen woman dancing with rebel fighter I filmed the following female sufi ceremony in Chechnya, on the eve of the first Russian invasion. The women are performing a zikr (dhikr), a Sufi mystical ceremony. By chanting certain formulas and controlling their respiration, the women can achieve collective trance,  fana’ (nirvana in Buddhism). These women are part of the […]
          Por: Canli Tv izle   
to have a successful blog has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it. and you did it man great work...
          Ron Dennis leaves McLaren   
Dennis spearheaded McLaren to nearly 20 Formula One drivers’ and constructors’ championships.
          President Trump urges GOP to repeal Affordable Care Act law now, replace later   
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump urged divided congressional Republicans on Friday to break their logjam over dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law by "immediately" repealing it and replacing it later, a formula that GOP leaders dismissed months ago as politically unwise.

Trump's early-morning tweet embraced a sequential approach favored by only a handful of conservatives eager to take quick action on one of the party's foremost priorities — repealing Obamacare, something Republicans have long promised to do. But his suggestion threatened to sharpen divisions between conservatives and moderates, who are leery of stripping coverage from millions of constituents without something to substitute for it.

"If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!" Trump tweeted.

Supporters of that idea include Sens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Rand Paul, R-Ky.

House and Senate leaders long ago abandoned initial thoughts of first erasing Obama's law, and then replacing it.

Such a step-by-step approach would leave Republicans vulnerable to Democratic accusations that they were simply tossing people off coverage without helping them obtain medical care. And the idea would leave unresolved the quandary stumping lawmakers today — how to replace Obama's system of online insurance markets, tax subsidies and an expanded Medicaid with something that will get enough Republican votes to pass Congress.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declined to comment on Trump's tweet.

On Thursday, Senate Republicans were considering breaking a stalemate over what their replacement bill should do by preserving a tax boost Obama's law imposed on high earners. Keeping that tax increase in place was a bid to woo party moderates and rescue their sputtering push to repeal his health care overhaul.

The break from dogma by a party that has long reviled tax boosts — and most things achieved by Obama — underscores McConnell's feverish effort to rescue the Senate legislation from the brink of possible defeat.

The money from the tax boost would instead be used to bolster proposed health care subsidies for lower-income people.

The change, proposed by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would give a more populist flavor to the bill. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that as the legislation now is written, it would boost out-of-pocket costs for many poor consumers and produce 22 million uninsured people while cutting around $700 billion in taxes over a decade — largely for richer people and the health care industry.

"You're increasing the burden on lower-income citizens and obviously alleviating the burden on the wealthy. That is not an equation that works," Corker said. He said he was "very confident" that leaders would address the issue in the updated bill.

Top Republicans also considered an amendment pushed by conservatives to let insurers offer plans with low premiums and scant benefits. To do so, a company would also have to sell a policy that abides by the consumer-friendly coverage requirements in Obama's 2010 statute, which the GOP is struggling to repeal.

Both proposals were encountering internal Republican opposition, and it was uncertain either would survive.

McConnell postponed a vote on an initial version Tuesday because of opposition from conservatives and moderates alike. By this week's end, he wants to nail down changes that would assure the bill's passage after Congress' weeklong July 4 recess. No more than two of the 52 GOP senators can oppose the measure for him to prevail, and there were no indications he'd achieved that margin as senators left town Thursday.

"We're kind of at a stalemate right now, I'd say," said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who with Ohio GOP Sen. Robert Portman and others wants to forestall reductions the measure would make in Medicaid.

The Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people has grown dramatically in their states and others, but the Republican bill would cut it, with reductions growing over time.

Under Corker's proposal, the bill would retain Obama's 3.8 percent tax increase on investment income for married couples making more than $250,000 a year and individuals making more than $125,000. Keeping that increase would save $172 billion over 10 years, and moderates want to use that money to make coverage more affordable for poorer consumers.

Conservatives said they opposed the idea, along with the chairmen of Congress' two tax-writing committees: Senate Finance chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and House Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas.

Also in play was a proposal by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to let insurers offer skimpier policies, which conservatives say would lower premiums.

Moderates oppose that, especially if it lets insurers raise premiums on people with pre-existing medical problems.

Republicans also said party leaders agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their bill. They were also considering a proposal by conservatives to let people use tax-advantaged health savings accounts to pay health care premiums.


          UrineOff Formula Spray für Katzen 118ml   
6,84 EUR
UrineOff?Formula Spray 118 mlUrine OFF f?r Junge und ausgewachsene Katzen Geruchs- und Fleckenentferner beseitigt alte Flecken.Beseitigt alte FleckenSchnellere StubenreinheitGefahrlos f?r HaustiereEnth?lt Pheromon-BlockerSicher in der Anwendung f?r Mensch und TierVerhindert "Markieren" beseitigt Urinflecken, auch alteKeine ?berdeckung des Geruchs durch Parf?mstoffeSondern Beseitigung aller wesentlichen Urinbestandteile?Allgemeine Hinweise: VOR GEBRAUCH GUT SCH?TTELN. NICHT VERD?NNEN!F?r beste Ergebnisse verwenden Sie eine Urine Off Urinfinderlampe zur Lokalisierung von geruchsverursachenden Ablagerungen. Nicht mit anderen Reinigern vermischen. K?hl lagern.1. ?berpr?fen Sie immer an einer unauff?lligen Stelle die Farbechtheit.2. Wischen Sie frischen Urin mit einem fl?ssigkeitsabsorbierenden Schwamm oder einem Papiertuch auf.3. Es ist wichtig, die verschmutzten Stellen bis ?ber den Fleckenrand hinaus gut zu befeuchten.4. So kann Urine Off wirken: Frische Verschmutzungen alte Verschmutzungen decken Sie die Fl?che mit Plastikfolie ab und lassen Sie das Produkt ?ber Nacht einwirken. Entfernen Sie die Plastikfolie und lassen Sie es lufttrocknen. Tragen Sie das Produkt erneut auf und lassen Sie es einige Minuten einwirken. Bei ?lteren Flecken/Verschmutzungen k?nnen mehrere Anwendungen notwendig sein.5. R?ckst?nde mit Wasser entfernen.?Vorsicht: Kontakt mit Augen, Haut und offenen Wunden vermeiden. Nicht als Lufterfrischer verwenden.F?R KINDER UNZUG?NGLICH AUFBEWAHREN. NICHT AUF MENSCHEN ODER TIERE SPR?HEN!Erste Hilfe:Haut: gr?ndlich mit Wasser reinigenAugen: Mit reichlich Wasser 15 Minuten sp?len. Falls Reizung bestehen bleibt Arzt rufen.Verschlucken: Viel Milch trinken und ?rztliche Hilfe einholen.Einatmen: Sofort an die frische Luft gehen, falls sich Reizungen oder andere Beschwerden ergeben. ?rztliche Hilfe einholen.

          How to Set Up Git Version Control For Your Drupal Website   
How to Set Up Git Version Control For Your Drupal Website
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David Csonka Mon, 01/30/2017 - 05:01

Having version control for your Drupal website is an incredibly useful tool. It not only benefits the programming workflow if you are are involved with custom module development, but also is beneficial if your primary concern is just support for Drupal core and module updates.

Version control helps make it easier to deploy new code, keep track of changes in your code, and if there are problems, to roll back your code to the previous version from before the error came about. If you are using applying updates or changes directly to your code (definitely a bad idea for a live website) not having version control in place can make rolling back changes very laborious and could potentially introduce even more errors.

"Git" With the Program!

Git is a popular version control system that is used extensively throughout the open source web development community.

You can download Git easily from this webpage: http://git-scm.com/downloads with additional information about how to install Git provided here: https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Getting-Started-Installing-Git.

Now, it's one thing to just install Git, but it's another thing to make use of version control like Git in a way that is beneficial to your workflow, and helps keep your Drupal websites in good working order during updates. Here are some guidelines to help you along the way.

1. Set up a central or remote repository to work off of. A repository is a term for a contained set of files and commit objects for a Git controlled project. It is like a history of the changes made to the project over time. By having a remote repository to act as your official source (perhaps at a provider like BitBucket.org) it can function as a sort of backup for your code. Additionally, it can be helpful as the transition space to provide for moving your project and it's code between different server environments, like with a Dev->Staging->Production workflow.

2. Use forks and branches so that you aren't always immediately pushing changes to your primary repository. Sometimes you may want to test changes and it could take a little way to do that, but in the meantime, an important emergency patch needs to be applied. If you are constantly pushing changes to your primary repository, the one you use to update your production website, then you may get in a situation where you have to pull in changes that you aren't ready to deploy yet.

You can learn more about Git "branches" and a "forking workflow" with these helpful tutorials (branches) and (forking) and a more advanced fork/pull-request workflow for teams .

One of the most important things to remember is that while version control can help you out in a tough situation by making it easier to rollback or update code, it won't actually make sure your code is well formulated or your patches don't create other problems. Always be sure to test your updates thoroughly.

 

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          3-SIMPLE Steps That Built The Greatest Fortunes In History   
Mark Joyner provides a free ebook copy of his new book - The Great Formula - on http://www.simpleology.com/courses/tgf/

In it Mark identifies a simple 3-step formula used to build some of the greatest fortunes in history.

Step 1. Create The Irrisistible Offer

Step 2. Present It To A Thirsty Crowd

Step 3. Sell Them a Second Glass

A very good, simple read with neat examples of the formula's application in many successful businesses.

What I like about the formula is that it adheres to the principle espoused in the title of this blog 'Its So Simple! ..1 ..2 ..3' and as discussed in the post - MAD 7. It Only Takes 'HALF-A-DOZEN' Things! - where I write:


'Yes, most often it takes only a few things... 1, 2, or 3 things... just a 'half-a-dozen' things to ensure success in most projects.'

Mark's formula is a creative twist on one I learnt from Jay Abraham to improve revenue in one's business back in the late '80's, which went something like this:

1. Increase the number of new customers in your business

2. Increase the price (and therfore value) of your product/s

3. Increase the frequency of sales to your existing customer base


My own twist on this theme that I use to show retailers 'How To Pull Your Target Consumer's Like BIG Fish... and have them say thank-you for doing it!' goes like this:

Step 1. Go to where the BIG Fish are

Step 2. Give 'em some tasty tidbits to create a Feeding FRENZY

Step 3. Present Your HOOK


Hmmm... am finding myself being more and more sensitive to, and driving my strategic business thinking to, thinking simply in 3's... as mentioned in this post: simplify, Simplify, SIMPLIFY ..1 ..2 ..3


Regards
Trevor Nel - 011 - 705-2790 - http://www.innercircleforum.com/
trevor@innercircleforum.com


          MAD 9. Be Willing To Accept PAIN... Living Life To The Full Takes Some RISK..!   
Now, I am most certainly not here to try to convince you that life is just as simple as putting on a pair of rose-coloured glasses. On the contrary, my experience of life is that it is extremely TOUGH... it REALLY HURTS at times... and that goes for almost everybody I know.

But, here is my strange observation, those who become successful in life... who move to the front of the queue... who strive to reach the top and SUCCEED... ALL seem to have one thing in common: They are ALL willing to accept the PAIN that comes from stepping out of their comfort zones.

Almost always the successful few seem to be willing to make their lives just that little bit TOUGHER in the short term... to make their lives EASIER in the long-term.

Conversely, the unsuccessful majority just seem to wallow in their TOUGH lives, not wanting, or daring, to increase their activity and discomfort levels and choosing to remain motionless, blowing bubbles deep in the poo of the cess-pit of their lives for fear of sinking deeper. These are the poor, hopeless, dissatisfied people in life who proclaim : 'Life stinks!'. Is it any wonder..?

In my opinion, this world revolves on the principle of 'Sink or Swim'... and the deeper you are 'in the poo' the more active you have got to become to get out of it.

Perhaps a nicer picture is to think of life as being as tough as a cat falling into a vat of fresh milk... if the cat swims fast the milk will turn to butter and it can climb out... if not, the milk will claim another victim. Yes, It's a TOUGH life..!

Those who are successful in life are almost ALL willing to take RISKS... not foolish risks... but well-calculated risks. Risks that increase their PAIN... risks that bring with them untold rewards in life.

Show me a successful leader, any successful person for that matter... and I will show you someone who has endured the pain of sleepless nights in idea-formulation and strategy planning; suffered the backlash and criticism of their harshest enemies and even their closest friends; risked their own time, money and resources to 'walk their talk'; faced hostile, sceptical crowds on public platforms; and who has been rejected many times to the point of deepest despair.

Yet... they remain steadfastly COMMITTED to their end objective.

It is all about your ATTITUDE to life... if it STINKS, you sink..!

On the subject of attitude, I have a simple little piece of personal inspiration that I share with everyone that looks to work with me in any of my many business projects... I think you'll enjoy it:

Before we talk too much about how to make the BIG Money, let's quickly touch on what ATTITUDE will be necessary to succeed - the ABC's of Success - in this business:

A is for ATTITUDE... if you come to us with a Winning Attitude ...a Can Do Attitude... a No Nonsense Attitude... a Caring Attitude... a Common-sense Attitude... an Open-Minded Attitude... an Understanding Attitude... a Patient Attitude... a Willing Attitude... YOU will make it BIG with us..!

B is to BE... to Be YOU... Be TRUE... Be a LEADER... Be a Difference-Maker... Be Meaningful to others... Be Teachable... Be Duplicatable... and most of all, Be Proactive in gathering everything you need to BELIEVE... in You... your Company... your Product... your Team... your Dreams... otherwise why would you waste your time and ours..?

C is for Commitment... you can have all the A's and B's in bucket loads but if you don't mix them with a commitment to achieving a specific target you're just a highly motivated jack-rabbit. Commit to a target... start with bite-size chunks... small targets... commit to getting your first few sales... commit to helping them get theirs (if they also become distributors)... commit to supporting your growing team... commit to doing support presentations from your home... commit to growing your income to $1000 p.m... commit to earning $2000 p.m... $5000 p.m... $10 000 p.m... $50 000 p.m. commit to becoming the biggest earner in your business. YOU must COMMIT.

Regards
Trevor Nel - 011 - 705-2790 - www.innercircleforum.com
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          Nowości w mojej kosmetyczce: Pomadki i lakiery Rimmel. New In: Rimmel Lippies and Nailpolishes Haul.   



Lakier/Nailpolish: 703 Rock N Roll (Salon Pro Rimmel). Torebka/Bag: Zara. Zegarek/Watch: Tommy Hilfiger.


Witajcie :-)

Na koniec tygodnia przygotowałam krótki post o kosmetykach Rimmel, które ostatnio wzbogaciły moją kolekcję. Przyznaję, nie był to planowany zakup, ale okazało się, że bardzo udany.

Buszując po półkach z makijażem, natrafiłam na pomadki do ust Lasting Finish by Kate, z których wybrałam dwa odcienie: 101 (delikatny "różany" nude) i 102 (nieco bardziej jaskrawy). Szminki mają matowe wykończenie i bardzo intensywne kolory. Dodatkowym atutem są eleganckie czerwone opakowania z podpisem Kate i charakterystyczną dla Rimmel królewską koroną. Obawiałam się, że tak mocno kryjące pomadki mogą wysuszać usta, ale na szczęście nie zauważyłam takiego efektu. Ponadto, skuszona promocją, kupiłam także dwa lakiery do paznokci Salon Pro Rimmel w kolorach 702 Simply Sizzling i 703 Rock N Roll. Mam już cztery lakiery z tej kolekcji i naprawdę je polecam - formuła z dodatkiem lycry sprawia, że dają one efekt profesjonalnego manikiuru.

A czy Wam też często zdarzają się takie niespodziewane zakupy? Jakie nowe produkty odkryłyście ostatnio? :-)


Hello Everyone :-)

I have a quick drugstore haul for you today, featuring some Rimmel goodies I picked up this week. I admit it was a completely impulse purchase but I'm really happy with all I got.

Rummaging through the shelves filled with make-up, I found some lipsticks from the Lasting Finish by Kate collection. I chose two shades: 101 (lovely rosy nude) and 102 (true pink). They have a matte finish and extremely intense colours. Another plus is the pretty packaging with a Kate's signature and a crown characteristic for the brand. I was a bit afraid that such highly pigmented product may dry out my lips but fortunately I haven't noticed such an effect. What is more, tempted by a promotion, I bought two Salon Pro nailpolishes also by Rimmel in the colour 702 Simply Sizzling and 703 Rock N Roll. I have four of these already and I definitely recommend giving them a try - their special formula with lycra makes it possible to easily achive that professional manicure effect at home.

And you, do you make such impulse purchases sometimes? What new products have you discovered lately? :-)


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          The Drugstore Diva Tag   


Hello Everyone :-)

I was tagged few days ago by my lovely MJ (mjintheskywithglitter.blogspot.com) to do "The Drugstore Diva Tag" featuring my favourite drugstore make up products. I really liked that idea because all these items are rather inexpensive and easily accessible so that everyone can try them out. If you want to see MJ's post, here's the link . So let's get started!

Witajcie :-)

Kilka dni temu zostałam oznaczona przez moją śliczną MJ z mjintheskywithglitter.blogspot.com, aby umieścić na swoim blogu post "The Drugstore Diva Tag", w którym pokażę swoje ulubione kosmetyki do makijażu z drogerii. Bardzo spodobał mi się ten pomysł, ponieważ są to raczej niedrogie i łatwo dostępne produkty, tak więc każdy może je z łatwością kupić i wypróbować. Jeśli chcecie zobaczyć post MJ, to link znajduje się tutaj. A zatem zaczynajmy!





FOUNDATION/PODKŁAD

  • Bourjois 123 Perfect. Since it's a medium to high coverage foundation, I only use it for parties when I know I will be taking photos. It has a quite mattifying formula, great for the oily skin type but not so much for the dry skin. Also, I noticed that many of Bourjois face products have yellow undertones - it's a big plus for me because my skin has a bit yellowish/olive colour.
  • Bourjois 123 Perfect. Ponieważ jest to dość mocno kryjący podkład, używam go tylko na imprezy, kiedy wiem, że będę robić sobie zdjęcia. Ma on raczej matującą formułę, idealną dla cery tłustej, ale już niekoniecznie dla skóry suchej. Ponadto zauważyłam, że wiele kosmetyków do twarzy Bourjois ma raczej żółtawy odcień - dla mnie to duży plus, bo mam żółtawą/oliwkową cerę.
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. I got this one in a bit darker shade to use in the summer when I'm tanned. I really like it's light matte texture and how easy it is to apply with fingers. 
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse.  Wybrałam ten podkład w nieco ciemniejszym odcieniu, żeby używać go w lecie, kiedy jestem opalona. Bardzo lubię jego lekką, matującą konsystencję  oraz fakt, że można łatwo nałożyć go palcami.  

CONCEALER/KOREKTOR
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix. This is definitely the best concealer I've ever used! It covers the under eye circles as well as any reddness or blemishes. Sometimes I just use this concealer and set it with a powder and I'm good to go, no foundation needed. If I was to choose the very best product from all the items listed in this post, this would be the one. Again, it has a bit yellowish undertone that matches my skin perfectly. 
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix. Zdecydowanie najlepszy korektor, jakiego kiedykolwiek używałam. Maskuje cienie pod oczami, zaczerwienienia, niedoskonałości, słowem wszystko. Czasami używam tylko tego korektora oraz  pudru i żaden podkład nie jest potrzebny. Jeśli miałabym wybrać najlepszy spośród wszystkich wymienionych tu kosmetyków, wskazałabym właśnie ten. Podobnie jak podkład tej samej firmy, korektor również ma nieco żółtawy odcień, który świetnie komponuje się z moją skórą.  

BRONZER
  • Astor SkinMatch 4EverBronzer. This is that perfect bronzer that's shiny enough to give your skin that healthy glowing look but also matte enough so that it doesn't look fake. 
  • Astor SkinMatch 4EverBronzer. To jeden z tych idealnych bronzerów, które są wystarczająco połyskliwe, żeby nadać skórze piękny zdrowy blask, ale jednocześnie wystarczająco matowe, żeby efekt nie był sztuczny. 

BLUSH/RÓŻ DO POLICZKÓW
  • Maybelline Dream Touch Blush. I took this blush with me last year for a month-long trip across the Europe and it was a life saver. It can be easily applied with fingers, it lasts me forever and doubles as a lip product. The only minus is the glass jar it comes in which can be a bit heavy although it doesn't take up much space in the cosmetic bag. 
  • Maybelline Dream Touch Blush. Zabrałam ten róż ze sobą na miesięczną podroż przez Europę i okazał się zbawieniem. Można łatwo nakładać go palcami, jest niesamowicie wydajny i świetnie sprawdza się także jako kosmetyk do ust. Jedynym minusem jest dość ciężki szklany słoiczek, który jednak nie zabiera zbyt dużo miejsca w kosmetyczce. 




EYESHADOW/CIEŃ DO POWIEK
  • Deborah Milano Eye Design Quad. This company makes some really beautiful highly-pigmented eyeshadows. My favourite palette is in number 2 and includes a mix of beige, golden and brown colours with a bit of shimmer. I can create both everyday and night looks with this quad so no wonder it travels with me everywhere. 
  • Deborah Milano Eye Design Quad. W ofercie tej firmy znajdują się piękne cienie do powiek o intesywnej pigmentacji. Moja ulubiona paletka numer 2 to mieszanka beżu, złota i brązu z odrobiną połysku. Używając tej paletki, mogę stworzyć zarówno makijaż na co dzień, jak i na wieczór, nic więc dziwnego, że zabieram ją  zawsze w podróż. 

EYELINER
  • Bourjois Khol & Contour Eyepencil. I cannot imagine creating a smoky eye look without this pencil. It's intense black colour and soft texture make this eyepencil one of my staples.
  • Bourjois Khol & Contour Eyepencil. Nie wyobrażam sobie smoky eye bez tej kredki. Jej intensywny czarny kolor i miękka konsystencja sprawiają, że ta kredka jest dla mnie niezastąpiona. 



LIPPIES/KOSMETYKI DO UST


  • Astor Soft Sensation Lipcolour Butter. My friends gave me one of these for my last birthday and I liked it so much that I bought two more. The biggest advantage of these lipbutters is that they are very moisturising and make the lips soft and kissable. They are rather sheer and a bit shiny and come in many pretty colours. 
  • Astor Soft Sensation Lipcolour Butter. Moje przyjaciółki podarowały mi jedną z tych kredek na urodziny i spodobała mi się tak bardzo, że kupiłam jeszcze dwie. Największą zaletą tych kredek jest fakt, że świetnie nawilżają usta. Poza tym są dość transparentne, trochę błyszczące oraz dostępne w wielu ślicznych kolorach. 
  • Rimmel Apocalips in Apocalyptic. You can find the post about this product here.
  • Rimmel Apocalips in Apocalyptic.  Post poświęcony tym produktom do ust znajdziecie tutaj.


NAILPOLISH/LAKIER DO PAZNOKCI
  • Salon Pro Rimmel in New Romantic. That perfect pale pink nailpolish that every lady should have in her collection.
  • Salon Pro Rimmel in New Romantic. Idealny lakier do paznokci w odcieniu bladego różu, który każda dama powinna mieć w swojej kolekcji.


And now I would like to tag some other bloggers to share their drugstore favourites. Also, I'm tagging everyone who's reading this post to do The Drugstore Diva Tag on their blog. Please let me know if you do :-)

A teraz chciałabym oznaczyć inne blogerki, aby podzieliły się swoimi ulubieńcami z drogerii. Co więcej, taguję wszystkich, którzy czytają ten post - dajcie mi znać, jeśli zrobicie The Drugstore Diva Tag na swoim blogu :-)

I tag/ Taguję:



          Gwiezdne Wojny na moich ustach, czyli recenzja Rimmel APOCALIPS. Star Wars on my Lips - Rimmel APOCALIPS Review.    




Dzisiaj zapraszam na recenzję kosmetyku nie z tej Ziemi, czyli lakieru do ust Rimmel APOCALIPS. Jest to połączenie intensywnego koloru szminki, połysku błyszczyka i długotrwałej formuły, zamknięte w małym czarnym opakowaniu o intrygującym kształcie.

Today's post is a review of a make up item that's out of this world, i.e. APOCALIPS lip lacquer by Rimmel. It combines the intense colour of a lipstick, the shine of a lipgloss and the long-lasting formula of a lipstain, all contained in a little black strangely-shaped container.

Po raz pierwszy natrafiłam na APOCALIPS kilka tygodni temu i od razu wywarł na mnie niesamowite wrażenie. Po nałożeniu testera na rękę byłam zachwycona intensywną barwą lakieru. Później okazało się, że tak samo pięknie wygląda na ustach, pokrywając je gładką, połyskliwą warstwą koloru. Mam w swojej kolekcji pięć spośród siedmiu dostępnych odcieni:
  • Apocaliptic - intensywna fuksja, głęboki chłodny róż, mój ulubiony;
  • Out of this World - indyjska róża z drobinkami brokatu;
  • Stellar - klasyczna krwista czerwień;
  • Phenomenon - lekko różowy nude w stylu J. Lo;
  • Nude Eclipse - beżowy nude.
I came across APOCALIPS a couple of weeks ago and it immediately made a huge impression on me. Just by swatching it on my hand, I was amazed with the intense colour of the lacquer. Afterwards it turned out that it looks as beautiful on my lips as on my hand, covering them with a smooth shining layer. I have five out of seven available shades in my collection:
  • Apocaliptic - intense fuchsia, deep pink with cold undertones, definitely my favourite;
  • Out of this World - Indian rose with tiny shiny particles;
  • Stellar - classic red;
  • Phenomenon - pinkish nude, very J.Lo;
  • Nude Eclipse - beige nude.


Od lewej/From left: Nude Eclipse, Phenomenon, Out of this World, Apocaliptic, Stellar

Out of this World

Od lewej/From left: Nude Eclipse, Phenomenon, Out of this World, Apocaliptic, Stellar


Kosmetyk ma przyjemną, nieklejącą się konsystencję i delikatny zapach. Aplikator ze specjalnym zbiorniczkiem pozwala na łatwe i precyzyjne nakładanie lakieru. Nie wysusza ust, czego obawiałam się na początku. Lakiery są wyjątkowo trwałe i długo utrzymują się na ustach, co sprawdziłam w ekstremalnych warunkach dziennych i nocnych ;-) Aby uzyskać najlepszy efekt, polecam najpierw nawilżyć usta pomadką, potem nałożyć pierwszą warstwę koloru, następnie usunąć nadmiar "przygryzając" chusteczkę higieniczną i dopiero nałożyć ostatecznie kosmetyk.
Dodatkową zaletę stanowi cena, udało mi się kupić APOCALIPS za ok. 23 zł. 
Jedynym zastrzeżeniem może być wydajność, gdyż płynna konsystencja sprawia, że opakowanie 5.5 ml może nie wystarczać na zbyt długo, ale będę mogła to stwierdzić dopiero za jakiś czas.

The laqcuer has pleasent non-sticky texture and delicate scent. The shape of the applicator makes it easy to use with high precision. The cosmetic does not make the lips dry which I was afraid of in the beginning. The lacquers are very long-lasting which has been proved in extreme day and night conditions ;-) To achive the best effect I suggest moisturising your lips with a balm first, after that apply the first layer, remove the excess with a paper tissue and finally apply the second layer of colour. 
Another plus is the price of the product. I bought it for about 5 Euro.
The only objection I may have is the amount of product in a 5.5 ml container. I am afraid that it may not last too long because of its liquid consistency but I will only be able to tell that after using it for some time.

Podsumowując, lakier do ust Rimmel APOCALIPS ma piękne i intensywne kolory, połysk błyszczyka oraz lekką, długotrwałą konsystencję. Świetna jakość w bardzo przystępnej cenie. Zdecydowanie polecam :-) 

To sum up, the APOCALIPS lip lacquer by Rimmel comes in beautiful intense colours, it has the shine of a lipgloss and light long-lasting formula. Great quality for a very affordable price. I definitely recommend this product :-)




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          Nowości w mojej kosmetyczce. Pielęgnacja twarzy i ciała NUXE. New In: NUXE Face and Body Care Haul.   
Dzisiaj krótki post o kilku nowych produktach do pielęgnacji twarzy i ciała firmy Nuxe, które kupiłam ostatnio. Są pośród nich zarówno sprawdzone kosmetyki, już wcześniej używane przeze mnie, jak i nowości do wypróbowania.

Olejek Huile Prodigieuse Or to kwintesencja luksusu zamknięta w eleganckiej buteleczce. Drobinki złota nadają skórze blasku i podkreślają pięknie opaleniznę, a aksamitna konsystencja sprawia, że samo nakładanie preparatu to czysta przyjemność. Olejek wchłania się szybko, nie pozostawiając tłustej warstwy, więc od razu po użyciu mogę zakładać ubranie. Dodatkową zaletą jest delikatny zapach. To już trzecia kupiona przeze mnie buteleczka i na pewno nie ostatnia.

Kolejny raz kupiłam także maseczkę oczyszczającą Masque Purifiant Doux i wodę micelarną Eau Demaquillante Micellaire. Obydwa produkty należą do serii kosmetyków z płatkami róży, mają subtelny kwiatowy zapach i skuteczne formuły. Maseczka usuwa zanieczyszczenia, sprawia, że skóra staje się świeża i rozświetlona. Naturalne składniki, biała glinka i puder ryżowy, odtykają i zwężają pory. Natomiast woda micelarna usuwa makijaż, nie podrażniając wrażliwej skóry, gdyż nie zawiera alkoholu. Pozostawia uczucie czystej, miękkiej skóry.

Pozostałe cztery produkty to dla mnie nowości: żel do mycia twarzy z płatkami róży Gel Damquillant Fondant, żel pod prysznic Gel Douche Fondant, a także serum modelujące sylwetkę i zwalczające cellulit tłuszczowy oraz całodobowo nawilżające mleczko do ciała z serii Nuxe Body. Recenzje tych kosmetyków na pewno pojawią się na moim blogu, a już teraz mogę polecić naturalne produkty Nuxe wszystkim kobietom, które lubią rozpieszczać swoje ciało :-)

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In today's post I would like to present some new Nuxe beauty products which I picked up recently. They include both some favourites of mine that I tend to repurchase from time to time as well as some new ones I want to try out.

I would describe the Huile Prodigieuse Or oil as the essence of luxury contained in a fancy bottle. Gold particles give my skin that lovely tanned glow whereas its silky texture makes the application pure pleasure. The oil is rapidly absorped and it does not leave a sticky layer on the skin so that I can just put on my clothes right after using it. I also like the delicate scent of the product. This is the third bottle of Huile Prodigieuse Or I have purchased and definitely not the last one.

It is also not the first time that I bought Masque Purifiant Doux purifying mask and Eau Demaquillante Micellaire micellar water. Both products belong to the line of cosmetics containing rose petals. They have subtle floral scent and reliable formulas. The masque removes impurities and makes the skin fresh and radiant. Natural ingredients, white clay and rice powder, unclog the skin pores efficiently. The micellar water, on the other hand, removes make up without irritating sensitive skin and leaves a fresh and clean feeling. It does not contain alcohol.

Four remaining products are new to me: Gel Damquillant Fondant face cleansing gel and Gel Douche Fondant shower gel as well as body contouring serum for embedded cellulite and 24 hour moisturising body lotion form the Nuxe Body line. Reviews of these products will soon be up on my blog but I can already recommend Nuxe natural cosmetics to all women who love to pamper their bodies :-)

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          Moje żelazne zasady pielęgnacji urody. Beauty Rules I Always Respect.   
Idealna skóra to marzenie każdej z nas, ale jak to z każdym marzeniem, trzeba włożyć sporo pracy, żeby się spełniło. Po pierwsze, systematyczność. Najważniejsze to ustalić własny rytuał urodowy i powtarzać go codziennie. Oto lista prostych zasad, stanowiących podstawę mojej kosmetycznej rutyny. Wszystkie produkty, których używam, kupuję w aptece, gdyż dermokosmetyki to sprawdzone, przebadane naukowo formuły, stosowane przez dermatolożki – wiem, że mogę na nich polegać :-)

Perfect skin is a dream of many of us but as with every dream, one needs to put a lot of effort for it to come true. First of all, regularity. Having your own beauty ritual that you repeat every day is most important. This is a list of easy rules essential in my beauty routine. All products I use are from a drugstore (which in my country is more similar to French apothecary) since these are reliable formulas, scientifically tested and used by dermatologists – I know I can count on them :-)


1.Oczyszczanie. Codziennie wieczorem (bez wyjątków!) zmywam makijaż płynem micelarnym Sensibio H2O Biodermy. Mogą go stosować nawet osoby o wrażliwej skórze, na twarz i oczy, nie ma zapachu. Następnie lubię umyć twarz wodą i żelem do mycia. Raz w tygodniu stosuję oczyszczającą maseczkę Cleanance Avené, aby złuszczyć martwy naskórek.

Cleansing. Every evening (no exceptions!) I remove my make up using micellar water Sensibio H2O by BIODERMA. It can be used even on sensitive skin, both face and eyes. It has no fragrance. After that I like to wash my face with water and a cleansing gel. I use Cleanance mask by Avené once a week in order to exfoliate dead skin.

2. Krem pod oczy. Bardzo dbam o delikatną skórę wokół oczu, dlatego nakładam na nią żel Aqualia Thermal Vichy, który ma opakowanie w postaci bardzo wygodnego roll-on, lub Sensibio Eye Biodermy. Kosmetyk wklepuję palcami, aby lepiej się wchłonął.

Eye cream. I take good care of the delicate skin around the eyes therefore I apply eye gel Aqualia Thermal by Vichy, which has a very handy roll on applicator, or Sensibio Eye by Bioderma. I pat it in with my fingers for better absorption.

3. Nawilżanie. Rano pod makijaż nakładam krem nawilżający Aqua PRĒCIS Uriage z filtrem SPF 20, gdyż ochrona przed słońcem to podstawa prewencji fotostarzenia skóry. Natomiast na wieczór lubię ostatnio serum Idealia Vichy z unikalnym kompleksem idealizującym LR2412+LHA . Zawiera ono opalizujące drobinki, które rozświetlają cerę, nadając jej zdrowy wygląd. Innym sprawdzonym przeze mnie zestawem jest serum i krem Hydrabio Biodermy do bardzo wysuszonej wrażliwej skóry. Raz w tygodniu obowiązkowo maseczka nawilżająca Masque Confort Lierac.

Moisturising. In the morning I apply Aqua PRĒCIS moisturising cream by Uriage with SPF 20 because sun protection is crucial in the prevention of photoaging of the skin, whereas in the evening I use Idealia Serum by Vichy which contains a unique LR2412+LHA molecule. It also contains opalescent particles which give the skin healthy glowing look. Another favourites of mine are Hydrabio Cream and Serum by Bioderma. Moisturising face mask Masque Confort by Lierac is compulsory once a week.

4. Zwalczanie niedoskonałości. Nie mam problemów z trądzikiem, a na okazjonalnie pojawiające się grudki (bo tak się je nazywa w dermatologicznym żargonie) nakładam punktowo koncentrat z linii Lierac Prescription z kwasem azelainowym. Składnik ten ma działanie keratolityczne, tzn. usuwa nadmierną warstwę zrogowaciałą, oraz bakteriobójcze, a ponadto hamuje melanogenezę, czyli zapobiega powstawaniu przebarwień.

Fighting imperfections. I don't have acne problems but whenever I do get an occasional papule (this is the dermatological term for a pimple) I apply a concentrate from Lierac Prescription line. This product contains azelaic acid which has keratolitic properties (it means it removes excessive dead skin layer), kills bacteria and also reduces melanogenesis which prevents hyperpigmentation.

1. Idealia Serum Vichy 2. Masque Confort Lierac 3.Hydrabio Serum Bioderma 4. Maseczka Cleanance Avene

Przedstawione tu kosmetyki są odpowiednie dla mojej skóry, ale trzeba pamiętać, że produkty do pielęgnacji powinny być dobierane indywidualnie. Na koniec jeszcze najważniejsza rada – uśmiechnij się! To uśmiech sprawia, że jesteśmy piękne :-)

Products presented here work for my skin but you need to remember that they should be chosen individually. And lastly, the most important advice – smile! It's the smile that makes us beautiful :-)

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          Cochera - Ituzaingó   
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          Comment on Additional info on the cheap Chinese 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1 lens for Leica M-mount by Licheus   
I also strongly suspect the diagram printed on the box is just a ripoff randomly grabbed from an unrelated source. They've been letting amateurs handling the marketing, which is turning out to be a mess. If it's a plain Ultron variant as we've seen so many samples during the past decades the rear element shouldn't exhibit that prominent protrusion, at least not that much. It may indeed be a Sonnar-derived formula. Which could explain why the focus had been made user-adjustable - to deal with the focus shift inherent to Sonnars, so that you don't have to send the lens back to factory for adjustment like people do with their ZM Sonnar 50/1.5.
          NBA Lottery History   
So I wrote up this article for a Timberwolves forum two years back about how bad the Timberwolves luck has been in the lottery. I had used the DraftExpress Lottery History page to formulate all the odds for the #1 and #2 picks (the #2 pick odds had to be estimated for 1990-1993), and then went on to describe how unlucky the Timberwolves were.

Well today, I decided to do more than that. I have gone through and used that DX page to get the odds on every team for each season from 1990 to 2009 (check the starred rows on the sheets marked #1 and #2 for the %s), and then went through to describe how lucky or unlucky some of the teams have been. The results are after the jump.

There have been 14 different teams who have landed the #1 pick in the draft in the past 20 years. Four of those teams have been lucky enough to win the #1 pick two times (the Bulls, Clippers, Bucks, and Nets), while the Orlando Magic have been lucky enough to win it three times. Out of the remaining teams, the most unlucky as far as winning the lottery is concerned, are my beloved Minnesota Timberwolves - with a 77.5% chance that they should have won the lottery by now if all of this were to be done again. The Denver Nuggets were a close second at 75.5%, and the Memphis/Vancouver Grizzlies third at 72.6%.

Since there are quite a few drafts which were considered two player drafts, I did this again for the odds to get the 1st and 2nd picks. Ten teams have been unlucky enough to not land a top-2 pick in the past 20 years. One of those teams, the Lakers, hardly count in this type of measurement as they have been wildly successful and have had very low odds to claim a top pick the two times they have been in the lottery. The most unlucky of those teams? Again, the Minnesota Timberwolves at 96.1% chance that they should have been in the top-two by now. Next up are the Denver Nuggets at 93.2% and then the Sacramento Kings a noticeably distance back at 86.0%.

Moral of the story? The woeful Timberwolves are certainly due for some luck.
          6月29日(木)のつぶやき   

8月5日:アニメ上映会@東京
9月2日:ちかつくっ
9月16日、17日:京まふ
#地下鉄に乗るっ

— 佐野リヨウタ/魚雷映蔵 (@sgyorai) 2017年6月29日 - 01:18

議員をボランティアでやればよいとする人がいますが、それをやれば宗教団体や労組など無償の奉仕者がいる人か鳩山さんのような大金持ちしか議員になれなくなってしまう。それは間違いでしょう。大衆の支持を集めれば誰でも議員になれる。そして、活動を支持者が支えるのが筋

— 渡邉哲也 (@daitojimari) 2017年6月29日 - 06:45

私は国会議員の数を2倍程度まで増やすべきという立場 17の委員会があり、振り分ければ大した数ではない。逆に議員を減らすと一人一人の議員の権限が拡大し、地方の声も届かなくなる。一票の格差の点からも増やすべきなのです。 健全な民主主義の維持にはコストがかかるのは当然の話

— 渡邉哲也 (@daitojimari) 2017年6月29日 - 06:57

それを決めるのは有権者であり、選挙なんですよ。寝ている議員が無能とは限らず、起きている議員が有能とも限らない。また、年齢も同様 忙しければ忙しいほど睡眠時間が取れないのも事実 twitter.com/nisebito_/stat…

— 渡邉哲也 (@daitojimari) 2017年6月29日 - 07:12

今年の国会の予算委員会が代表格でしたが、審議内容に所轄の官庁が関係していれば大臣は議場に座っていなくちゃいけない。しかし、モリカケばかりで一向に関係質問が出ず、忙しいのに時間が無駄に過ぎてゆくわけです。これは拷問に近いと思いますよ。 twitter.com/nisebito_/stat…

— 渡邉哲也 (@daitojimari) 2017年6月29日 - 07:17

議会の運営は議会運営委員会で決める しかし、野党がこれを守らず、予算委員会で予算の質問をしなかった。RT @nisebito_: 言わんとしていることは分かるのですが、今の国会の議題と進行を見ていると、『この人たちは何をしているのか?』と思うことしきりです。

— 渡邉哲也 (@daitojimari) 2017年6月29日 - 07:18

減らしたらどんどん優秀な人がいなくなりますよ。バカをたくさん集めても仕方ない。RT @nhkuwa: 議員報酬を減らして議員を増やすのは、良いですね❗️ twitter.com/daitojimari/st…

— 渡邉哲也 (@daitojimari) 2017年6月29日 - 07:20

民主党がどれだけダメだったのか わかりやすい ■国の税収55・5兆円前後 jp.reuters.com/article/idJP20…

— 渡邉哲也 (@daitojimari) 2017年6月29日 - 07:33

外国の主権に踏み込んでいる。 ■中国、国家情報法案を採択 国内外での諜報活動など規定 jp.reuters.com/article/china-…

— 渡邉哲也 (@daitojimari) 2017年6月29日 - 07:38

東北の皆さんはどんどん東北ずん子を使って欲しいと思いますし、白石市のようにずん子さんが浸透している町が増えてくれると嬉しいです。その為に必要であれば僕らの持っているノウハウは出し惜しみしません。twitter.com/t_zunko/status…

— 東北ずん子スタンプラリー事務局 (@ZunkoStampRally) 2017年6月28日 - 22:53

宮城県白石市の東北ずん子による「まちづくり」も今年で5年目なので、そこそこ資料は溜まってきました。ほんの一部を記事にまとめてありますので、ご覧ください。
fuboh.jp/zunko/post-793/

— 東北ずん子スタンプラリー事務局 (@ZunkoStampRally) 2017年6月28日 - 23:00

過去に「東北ずん子スタンプラリーと町づくり」というテーマのセミナーとか、各種団体の会合でスピーチしたりしていますので、ご興味ありましたらお話しにいきますのでお声掛けください。お問い合わせはこちらです。
fuboh.jp/zunko/ikenbako/

— 東北ずん子スタンプラリー事務局 (@ZunkoStampRally) 2017年6月28日 - 23:06

地下鉄に乗るっクリアファイル、全員集合のものが完売いたしました!ありがとうございました。麗ちゃんのクリアファイルはまだ若干ながら在庫ございます。 #地下鉄に乗るっ

— 大垣書店★Kotochika御池店 (@kotochika_ogaki) 2017年6月29日 - 09:18

職務と内容がどれだけ多岐にわたっているのかわかっていないのだと思う。 twitter.com/daffodi8528001…

— 渡邉哲也 (@daitojimari) 2017年6月29日 - 11:05

いすみ鉄道社長の意見。「航空会社の準備不足もいけないけど、このやり方はどうなの」わかりやすい。
車いすで飛行機に乗る時は isumi.rail.shop-pro.jp/?eid=2918

— Jun1 Sugiyama / 杉山淳一 (@Skywave_JP) 2017年6月29日 - 13:45

#GUMI生誕祭2017
#おめでとうGUMIちゃん8th
当日には間に合わなかったけど…おめでとう!!大好きです✨ pic.twitter.com/QjyboqAwb3

— 26(にむ)🍆 (@2underworld6) 2017年6月29日 - 13:17

会長も!! #fejp Newsから:アレックス・リン、ニューヨーク大会で出走
tv-asahi.co.jp/formulae/conte… pic.twitter.com/GtJgR073Ln

— フォーミュラE(テレビ朝日) (@formulaE_ex) 2017年6月29日 - 14:44

【巨影速報】次回情報公開日が判明!
新たな巨影、その正体がいよいよ明らかに。

7月6日発売の「週刊ファミ通」に新情報掲載予定です。4日の「先出しファミ通」にもご注目ください。

巨影都市公式サイト⇒… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 「巨影都市」公式 (@knst_PR) 2017年6月29日 - 17:33

「ドーナッツプラント 吉祥寺店」兼「セントラルキッチン」
「できたてをお客さまに提供したい」という思いから夜の20時にオープンし、開店同時に、入れ替わり、立ち替わりお客様が来店されます。... fb.me/1staa64tM

— ドーナッツプラント (@doughnutplant) 2017年6月28日 - 14:29

いい話だなあ……
地方は消滅しない――岐阜県長良川鉄道の場合 bunshun.jp/articles/-/2082 #長良川鉄道 @bunshun_onlineさんから

— Jun1 Sugiyama / 杉山淳一 (@Skywave_JP) 2017年6月29日 - 17:55
          Draft Prospect Odds Sheet 4-26-2010   
For the last two year's I have made a sheet displaying how likely I think it is that a player will reach a certain level after he's reached his peak or 4-5 years after he's been drafted. I have divided the levels into seven categories: Franchise player, recurring all-star, fringe all-star, solid starter, fringe starter, decent bench player, or out of the league.

The first such sheet for this season can be seen here

On the far right column, the rating of the player can be seen. This is a basic formula where the odds of each category are each given a certain value (with out of the league carrying a negative rating), and then are added together to give the final score. The rating provides me with yet another useful tool when ranking players, as I figure out another way to extract how I truly feel about the prospects of a player instead of just some blanketed overview.

Disagree with some of the odds? Don't like how this is done? Let me know - you can find me on twitter under HoopsCasper.
          Gallup poll: The happiest and unhappiest nations in the world   
It's a tough world out there, a new report on the emotional well-being of people worldwide shows. In the survey, pollsters asked nearly 150,000 people in 142 countries to rate their levels of emotional positivity and negativity. They found that people's reports of their positive emotions have stayed relatively constant over the past 10 years, but reports of negative emotions have slowly crept up, reaching an all-time high in 2016, according to the Gallup Global Emotions Report. The report also revealed that the world's happiest country is Paraguay, which placed first for the second year in a row. The least happy country was Yemen. Comment: No surprise considering the atrocities committed on the Yemeni people by Saudi Arabia and the U.S. 'Yemen on brink of abyss': 19 months of hell, 7,000+ killed, 37K injured, 2.1M displacedAs Saudi-led, US backed war on Yemen rages on, children continue to starve and die Researchers conducted the survey over the phone or by face-to-face interviews with people ages 15 or older. Syria, the least happy country in 2015, was not included this year because its ongoing civil war was a security issue, Gallup reported. To learn about participants' positive experiences, pollsters asked people questions including whether they felt well-rested, respected and enjoyed themselves the day before. For negative experiences, they asked about feeling physical pain, worry, sadness, stress and anger the day before. Gallup used these results to formulate an index score for each country.
          LNG price row between India, U.S. crimps Trump's export aims   
NEW DELHI/NEW YORK/LONDON  - India's biggest importer of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) is trying to re-negotiate prices with the U.S. seller, sources said, undermining plans by U.S. President Donald Trump to export more gas to the fast-growing Asian nation.

At a joint news conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House this week, Trump said the United States looked forward to exporting more energy, including new major long-term contracts to purchase American natural gas.

The effort is part of Trump's policy of seeking to assert power abroad through a boost in natural gas, coal and petroleum exports. He said on Thursday that the "golden era" of the U.S. energy business was now underway.

But any new LNG agreements with India will depend on how GAIL and Cheniere of the United States deal with a long-term supply contract signed in 2011 for an estimated $22 billion.

India's GAIL has deals to buy 5.8 million tonnes of U.S. LNG per annum for 20 years, mostly with Cheniere, but is now asking to re-negotiate the price. A commissioning cargo was sent last year, but supplies in earnest will only likely start in 2018.

Two sources at state-run GAIL said they were trying to re-negotiate the contract.

"At current U.S. prices, the landed cost of the LNG (in India) is not very attractive," said one of the sources on condition of anonymity, as he was not cleared to speak to media. Neither source gave any details on what price GAIL was seeking.

"We are trying a mix of options on pricing, and re-negotiating is one of them," the source said. "My perception is that the talks with Cheniere in this regard are not very likely to succeed."

Officially, GAIL has declined comment on the row.

Cheniere, currently the only U.S. company exporting LNG, said it was not open to a lower price.

"Our customers expect us to deliver on our commitments, and we expect the same. This is a signed long-term contract that we believe will provide long-term value and we expect the contract to be adhered to," said Eben Burnham-Snyder, a spokesman at Cheniere.

The contract price is calculated on a formula based on U.S. spot prices for natural gas, and currently costs India $8.50 per million British thermal units (mmBtu).

Traders said that Cheniere would struggle to send cargoes at a lower price.

GAIL UNDER PRESSURE

Asian spot LNG prices, which exclude all extra costs like shipping, have fallen by more than 40 percent this year to $5.40 per mmBtu amid ballooning oversupply as production from Australia and the United States rises.

R.K. Garg, head of finance at Petronet LNG , India's biggest gas importer, told Reuters that at current oil prices, long-term gas contracts were being offered at $6-7 per mmBtu.

Mangesh Patankar, head of business development at energy consultancy Galway Group, said that GAIL was trying for lower prices because the company was struggling to sell contracted U.S. LNG on to end-users in India, who are demanding cheaper gas from GAIL themselves.

   "A lot of the (LNG) buyers are doing that right now. With the ramp up in Australia and U.S. volumes, and demand being not that active in the end-user market, a lot of the buyers have had to do that," he said.

Other LNG buyers, including top importer Japan, are also pressing for better terms.

Washington has been using LNG as a diplomatic and political tool. Although sales are a commercial matter, Washington has been laying foundations for contracts with key buyers, including China.

Trump has made LNG exports a central part of his trade policy, aimed at reviving industry and creating jobs. Asian markets account for about 70 percent of global LNG shipments, and India is one of the fastest-growing importers.

Trump will be visiting Poland next week and plans to promote U.S. LNG exports at a meeting in Warsaw with a dozen leaders from central and eastern Europe.



          (USA-TX-Richmond) Home Health Medical Social Worker - PRN   
Encompass Home Health & Hospice is looking for a Licensed Master Social Worker to provide professional, comprehensive, family-oriented services to individuals in the home setting. + Assess patients' and families' psychosocial, environmental, and financial needs. + Formulate, implement, and evaluates a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family, and other caregivers, and provides case management as appropriate. + Assist the team in understanding the social and emotional factors related to the patients’ health problems. + Maintain documentation in patient’s record per internal regulatory and professional standards. + Monitor, observe, and evaluate changes and progress in patient’s condition and environment. Report changes, progress, or lack of progress to physician and/or nurse case manager. + Acts as key source in patient situations such as: ineffective patient/family coping and decision making advance directives long term or assisted living placement substance abuse abuse/neglect and/or bereavement. + Must be a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of employment. Must have a Master’s degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. + Must possess one year of social work experience in a health care setting. + Medicare home health or hospice experience is preferred. + Must be capable of making independent decisions relevant to client’s needs. + Must be capable of prioritizing and handling multiple tasks of critical importance simultaneously. Encompass Home Health & Hospice is one of the largest Medicare certified Home Health, Hospice, and Pediatric service providers in the nation. Year after year, we’ve been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in our industry. A few of our great benefits include: + 30 Paid Days Off per year for Full Time employees. + Continuing education opportunities. + Scholarship program for employees and their children. + Matching 401(k) plan. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission - A Better Way to Care. If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW by completing an online application! EOE External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
          (USA-TX-Baytown) Home Health Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) - PRN   
Encompass Home Health & Hospice is looking for a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) to provide professional, comprehensive, family-oriented services to individuals in the home setting. + Assess patients' and families' psychosocial, environmental, and financial needs. + Formulate, implement, and evaluates a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family, and other caregivers, and provides case management as appropriate. + Assist the team in understanding the social and emotional factors related to the patients’ health problems. + Maintain documentation in patient’s record per internal regulatory and professional standards. + Monitor, observe, and evaluate changes and progress in patient’s condition and environment. Report changes, progress, or lack of progress to physician and/or nurse case manager. + Acts as key source in patient situations such as: ineffective patient/family coping and decision making advance directives long term or assisted living placement substance abuse abuse/neglect and/or bereavement. + Must be a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of employment. Must have a Master’s degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. + Must possess one year of social work experience in a health care setting. + Medicare home health or hospice experience is preferred. + Must be capable of making independent decisions relevant to client’s needs. + Must be capable of prioritizing and handling multiple tasks of critical importance simultaneously. Encompass Home Health & Hospice is one of the largest Medicare certified Home Health, Hospice, and Pediatric service providers in the nation. Year after year, we’ve been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in our industry. A few of our great benefits include: + 30 Paid Days Off per year for Full Time employees. + Continuing education opportunities. + Scholarship program for employees and their children. + Matching 401(k) plan. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission - A Better Way to Care. If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW by completing an online application! EOE External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
          Formula Won: Senior Business Development Manager Charity Financials   
up to £45k + UNcapped Commission (OTE £20k): Formula Won: Your job will be to establish new and build on existing relationships to generate revenue  selling predominantly to professional advisors, service ... London (Central), London (Greater)
          Referent/ka klientského kmene   
Přijmeme nové a schopné kolegy/ně pro správu klientského kmene. Pracovní náplní je komunikace s lidmi a zpracování údajů do připraveného formuláře. Požadujeme:pečlivost, komunikativnost, flexibilitu Nabízíme: fixní podporu, kancelář s vybavením,...
          d.colour Colour Remover 1L/35fl.oz   
d.colour Colour Remover 1L/35fl.oz

d.colour Colour Remover 1L/35fl.oz

A refreshingly scented professional formula that quickly and cleanly removes all traces of nail colour from natural nails and modern solvent resistant enhancements. Safe for use on all CND nail coatings Apply d:colour liberally to a cotton pad or lint free pad and rub over coloured nail. Re-apply if needed.


          Brazil Announces New Limits for Large Cash Withdrawals   
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As part of its fight against corruption, Brazil’s Central Bank (CB) announced on Wednesday (June 28th) it was reformulating its regulation for large cash bank withdrawals. The decision comes a day after the CB released the country’s balance of payments for May 2017, which came […]
          Dr Rescue Treatment - All In One 7ml   
Dr Rescue Treatment - All In One 7ml

Dr Rescue Treatment - All In One 7ml

Maybelline's Dr. Rescue All In One To be used along or under dark nail polish to avoid stains. Colour correcting base coat. Conceals and whitens. Transparent gel based formula combining bold, crisp color with a runway-inspired wardrobe for your nails. Dries quickly so a layer of polish of can be applied Easy to use


          Essential Nail & Cuticle Conditioner - Solar Oil 68ml   
Essential Nail & Cuticle Conditioner - Solar Oil 68ml

Essential Nail & Cuticle Conditioner - Solar Oil 68ml

Professional Use Only Creative Nail Design Solar Oil is a synergistic blend of naturally light oils and Vitamin E, designed to deeply penetrate and protect skin and nails. Jojoba Oil carries Vitamin E deeply into the skin to help prevent cellular damage and reduce visible signs of aging. Naturally light oils keep skin soft and supple. Repeated use drives oils deeper into natural nails and nail enhancements, maximizing the benefits and reducing service breakdown, Super penetrating formula conditions your skin and nails.


          Pennsylvania Legacies #45: Water Fight   

Drinking water from the Delaware River is shared by Pennsylvania and three other states according to an elaborate, decades-old formula. For years, an agreement among the parties has allowed for some variability in that formula for the sake of maintaining healthy water levels and temperatures. But the recent lapse of the agreement could mean trouble […]

The post Pennsylvania Legacies #45: Water Fight appeared first on Pennsylvania Environmental Council.


          Diputados notifica a Temer por denuncia sobre corrupción en su contra   
El presidente de Brasil, Michel Temer, recibió hoy la notificación formal de la Cámara de Diputados sobre la denuncia por corrupción pasiva que formuló en su contra esta semana el procurador general del país.
          Formula Won: Business Sales Executive    
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          Last Weekend's NAACP Centennial Celebration Looked Back — and Forward   


As Memphis prepares for a 4th of July weekend, members and guests of the Memphis chapter of the NAACP are still savoring some moments last weekend from the organization’s centennial anniversary luncheon — particularly from keynoters Melissa Harris-Perry, former MSNBC host and Wake Forest professor, and Harold Ford Jr., the onetime Memphis congressman who now works on Wall Street and keeps his hand in politically, also on MSNBC.

There were notable things happening before keynoters Harris-Perry and Ford took their star turns, of course. Local NAACP president Deidre Malone and MC Mearl Purvis kept things moving from the dais, and a series of local dignitaries, including Ford’s successor, current 9th District congressman Steve Cohen and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, had some trenchant things to say — Cohen about the perils of the Trump presidency, Strickland about the need to boost African Americans’ share of local business opportunities.

Arguably, though, the best crowd reaction early on was to remarks by longtime civil rights activist Jocelyn Wurzburg, who (along with Shannon Brown and Roquita Coleman-Williams) was one of three official co-chairs for the event, held at the East Memphis Hilton last Saturday and devoted to the theme “Reflecting on the Past, Remaining Focused on the Future: 100 Years of Civil Rights and Human Rights Advocacy.”

Wurzburg, recipient of numerous citations and the person for whom Tennessee Human Rights Commission's annual Civil Rights Legacy award was named, conflated two tales. The first was about being embarrassed in her early youth when her mother, without asking, signed her up as a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy; the second detailed her response, during a visit to New Orleans, when a resident of that city lamented Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s recent removal of Confederate memorials, including a statue of Robert E. Lee.

The New Orleans native insisted that Lee had been done an injustice, in that the Civil War, in which he led a Southern army, had not been done on behalf of slavery. Wurzburg countered that, “as a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, I can assure you it was.”

Harris-Perry, utilizing her erstwhile media chops, would wow the NAACP audience with a deceptively stream-of-consciousness rendition, including flamboyant hand-and-arm gestures, of what was actually a tightly organized dramatic presentation, aptly illustrated by a series of slides.

And along with her mastery of the medium (two actually; that of television and that of the lecture hall) came several provocative messages. One was both powerful and original: Taking off from her declaration that America had elected a president who was both “a racist and a pussy-grabber,” she formulated a convincing argument that racial domination, in its various forms, had depended on a distinctly physical domination of black women.

Slavery, which had involved the calculated and merciless separation of children from their mothers, had continued “through us,” Harris-Perry declared. To maintain the current stratified social system, she suggested, “Black women have to give birth,” and thereby to yield up to others “not only the product of our labor but our labor….The people who run this joint are pussy-grabbers.” That, she said, was “the reality of our wombs.”

Noting the incidence of black domestic servants in her paternal ancestry visi-a-vis the fact that her mother’s side was white and relatively privileged, Harris-Perry identified strongly with the former and with the idea of building “from the bottom,” a moral that she said would apply both to the advancement of the NAACP and the redevelopment of a dilapidated Democratic Party. “You always have to start with the least of these, literally, Jesus said. If you start at the top, you will miss so much. If you start at the bottom, you will miss nothing.”

Harris-Perry was the proverbial Hard Act to Follow, but Ford, who came next and last, managed to do just fine.

Professing that he was “glad to be home,” the former 9th District Congressman (who came within an ace of winning a Senate seat as a Democrat in 2006) executed an artful segue from Harris-Perry. Elaborating on the theme of “the power of women,” he recalled the importance of women teachers in his early education, extolled the helpful role played by “women in this district” in the development of his political career, and did some verbal doting on his 4 ½-year-old daughter Georgia.

Ford then shifted to the subject of change and to what he saw as a geometrically increasing demand for it in the society of today, treating the abrupt shift by American voters to Obama in 2008 and, even more precipitously, to Trump in 2016 as a case in point. The silver lining was the fact, as he saw it, that yet another political shift in a wholly different direction could happen, and relatively quickly.

“People want change, and they want it now,” he said, noting the pell-mell transformations of public technology, like the ever-escalating rise in photography via cell phone. He recalled being told two years ago that, within five years from that point, “97 percent of all the pictures in the world” would have been taken.

Ford closed on a note of optimism: “We’ve got to be daring and not afraid of change.” He quoted Babe Ruth to the effect that “Yesterday’s home runs do not win tomorrow’s ball games.”



          CSI-EPT in Presence of RF-Shield for MR-Coils   
Contrast source inversion electric properties tomography (CSI-EPT) is a recently developed technique for the electric properties tomography that recovers the electric properties distribution starting from measurements performed by magnetic resonance imaging scanners. This method is an optimal control approach based on the contrast source inversion technique, which distinguishes itself from other electric properties tomography techniques for its capability to recover also the local specific absorption rate distribution, essential for online dosimetry. Up to now, CSI-EPT has only been described in terms of integral equations, limiting its applicability to homogeneous unbounded background. In order to extend the method to the presence of a shield in the domain—as in the recurring case of shielded radio frequency coils—a more general formulation of CSI-EPT, based on a functional viewpoint, is introduced here. Two different implementations of CSI-EPT are proposed for a 2-D transverse magnetic model problem, one dealing with an unbounded domain and one considering the presence of a perfectly conductive shield. The two implementations are applied on the same virtual measurements obtained by numerically simulating a shielded radio frequency coil. The results are compared in terms of both electric properties recovery and local specific absorption rate estimate, in order to investigate the requirement of an accurate modeling of the underlying physical problem.
          Automatic Quantification of Tumour Hypoxia From Multi-Modal Microscopy Images Using Weakly-Supervised Learning Methods   
In recently published clinical trial results, hypoxia-modified therapies have shown to provide more positive outcomes to cancer patients, compared with standard cancer treatments. The development and validation of these hypoxia-modified therapies depend on an effective way of measuring tumor hypoxia, but a standardized measurement is currently unavailable in clinical practice. Different types of manual measurements have been proposed in clinical research, but in this paper we focus on a recently published approach that quantifies the number and proportion of hypoxic regions using high resolution (immuno-)fluorescence (IF) and hematoxylin and eosin (HE) stained images of a histological specimen of a tumor. We introduce new machine learning-based methodologies to automate this measurement, where the main challenge is the fact that the clinical annotations available for training the proposed methodologies consist of the total number of normoxic, chronically hypoxic, and acutely hypoxic regions without any indication of their location in the image. Therefore, this represents a weakly-supervised structured output classification problem, where training is based on a high-order loss function formed by the norm of the difference between the manual and estimated annotations mentioned above. We propose four methodologies to solve this problem: 1) a naive method that uses a majority classifier applied on the nodes of a fixed grid placed over the input images; 2) a baseline method based on a structured output learning formulation that relies on a fixed grid placed over the input images; 3) an extension to this baseline based on a latent structured output learning formulation that uses a graph that is flexible in terms of the amount and positions of nodes; and 4) a pixel-wise labeling based on a fully-convolutional neural network. Using a data set of 89 weakly annotated pairs of IF and HE images from eight tumors, we show that the quantitativ- results of methods (3) and (4) above are equally competitive and superior to the naive (1) and baseline (2) methods. All proposed methodologies show high correlation values with respect to the clinical annotations.
          Robust Timing Calibration for PET Using L1-Norm Minimization   
Positron emission tomography (PET) relies on accurate timing information to pair two 511-keV photons into a coincidence event. Calibration of time delays between detectors becomes increasingly important as the timing resolution of detector technology improves, as a calibration error can quickly become a dominant source of error. Previous work has shown that the maximum likelihood estimate of these delays can be calculated by least squares estimation, but an approach is not tractable for complex systems and degrades in the presence of randoms. We demonstrate the original problem to be solvable iteratively using the LSMR algorithm. Using the LSMR, we solve for 60 030 delay parameters, including energy-dependent delays, in 4.5 s, using 1 000 000 coincidence events for a two-panel system dedicated to clinical locoregional imaging. We then extend the original least squares problem to be robust to random coincidences and low statistics by implementing $\ell _{1}$ -norm minimization using the alternating direction method of the multipliers (ADMM) algorithm. The ADMM algorithm converges after six iterations, or 20.6 s, and improves the timing resolution from 64.7 ± 0.1s full width at half maximum (FWHM) uncalibrated to 15.63 ± 0.02ns FWHM. We also demonstrate this algorithm’s applicability to commercial systems using a GE Discovery 690 PET/CT. We scan a rotating transmission source, and after subtracting the 511-keV photon time-of-flight due to the source position, we calculate 13 824 per-crystal delays using 5 000 000 coincidence events in 3.78 s with three iterations, while showing a timing resolution improvement that is significantly better than previous calibration methods in the literature.
          Structured and Sparse Canonical Correlation Analysis as a Brain-Wide Multi-Modal Data Fusion Approach   
Multi-modal data fusion has recently emerged as a comprehensive neuroimaging analysis approach, which usually uses canonical correlation analysis (CCA). However, the current CCA-based fusion approaches face problems like high-dimensionality, multi-collinearity, unimodal feature selection, asymmetry, and loss of spatial information in reshaping the imaging data into vectors. This paper proposes a structured and sparse CCA (ssCCA) technique as a novel CCA method to overcome the above problems. To investigate the performance of the proposed algorithm, we have compared three data fusion techniques: standard CCA, regularized CCA, and ssCCA, and evaluated their ability to detect multi-modal data associations. We have used simulations to compare the performance of these approaches and probe the effects of non-negativity constraint, the dimensionality of features, sample size, and noise power. The results demonstrate that ssCCA outperforms the existing standard and regularized CCA-based fusion approaches. We have also applied the methods to real functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and structural MRI data of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients (n = 34) and healthy control (HC) subjects (n = 42) from the ADNI database. The results illustrate that the proposed unsupervised technique differentiates the transition pattern between the subject-course of AD patients and HC subjects with a p-value of less than $1\times 10^{\mathrm {\mathbf {-6}}}$ . Furthermore, we have depicted the brain mapping of functional areas that are most correlated with the anatomical changes in AD patients relative to HC subjects.
          Visualizing Epithelial Expression in Vertical and Horizontal Planes With Dual Axes Confocal Endomicroscope Using Compact Distal Scanner   
The epithelium is a thin layer of tissue that lines hollow organs, such as colon. Visualizing in vertical cross sections with sub-cellular resolution is essential to understanding early disease mechanisms that progress naturally in the plane perpendicular to the tissue surface. The dual axes confocal architecture collects optical sections in tissue by directing light at an angle incident to the surface using separate illumination and collection beams to reduce effects of scattering, enhance dynamic range, and increase imaging depth. This configuration allows for images to be collected in the vertical as well as horizontal planes. We designed a fast, compact monolithic scanner based on the principle of parametric resonance. The mirrors were fabricated using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology and were coated with aluminum to maximize near-infrared reflectivity. We achieved large axial displacements $> 400~\mu \text{m}$ and wide lateral deflections >20°. The MEMS chip has a $3.2\times2.9$ mm2 form factor that allows for efficient packaging in the distal end of an endomicroscope. Imaging can be performed in either the vertical or horizontal planes with $430~\mu \text{m}$ depth or $1 \times 1$ mm2 area, respectively, at 5 frames/s. We systemically administered a Cy5.5-labeled peptide that is specific for EGFR, and collected near-infrared fluorescence images ex vivo from pre-malignant mouse colonic epithelium to reveal the spatial distribution of this molecular target. Here, we demonstrate a novel scanning mechanism in a dual axes confocal endomicroscope that collects optical sections of- near-infrared fluorescence in either vertical or horizontal planes to visualize molecular expression in the epithelium.
          Detection and Compensation of Periodic Motion in Magnetic Particle Imaging   
The temporal resolution of the tomographic imaging method magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is remarkably high. The spatial resolution is degraded for measured voltage signal with low signal-to-noise ratio, because the regularization in the image reconstruction step needs to be increased for system-matrix approaches and for deconvolution steps in $x$ -space approaches. To improve the signal-to-noise ratio, blockwise averaging of the signal over time can be advantageous. However, since block-wise averaging decreases the temporal resolution, it prevents resolving the motion. In this paper, a framework for averaging motion-corrupted MPI raw data is proposed. The motion is considered to be periodic as it is the case for respiration and/or the heartbeat. The same state of motion is thus reached repeatedly in a time series exceeding the repetition time of the motion and can be used for averaging. As the motion process and the acquisition process are, in general, not synchronized, averaging of the captured MPI raw data corresponding to the same state of motion requires to shift the starting point of the individual frames. For high-frequency motion, a higher frame rate is potentially required. To address this issue, a binning method for using only parts of complete frames from a motion cycle is proposed that further reduces the motion artifacts in the final images. The frequency of motion is derived directly from the MPI raw data signal without the need to capture an additional navigator signal. Using a motion phantom, it is shown that the proposed method is capable of averaging experimental data with reduced motion artifacts. The methods are further validated on in-vivo data from mouse experiments to compensate the heartbeat.
          Fast and Accurate Rat Head Motion Tracking With Point Sources for Awake Brain PET   
To avoid the confounding effects of anesthesia and immobilization stress in rat brain positron emission tomography (PET), motion tracking-based unrestrained awake rat brain imaging is being developed. In this paper, we propose a fast and accurate rat headmotion tracking method based on small PET point sources. PET point sources (3-4) attached to the rat’s head are tracked in image space using 15–32-ms time frames. Our point source tracking (PST) method was validated using a manually moved microDerenzo phantom that was simultaneously tracked with an optical tracker (OT) for comparison. The PST method was further validated in three awake [18F]FDG rat brain scans. Compared with the OT, the PST-based correction at the same frame rate (31.2 Hz) reduced the reconstructed FWHM by 0.39–0.66 mm for the different tested rod sizes of the microDerenzo phantom. The FWHM could be further reduced by another 0.07–0.13 mm when increasing the PST frame rate (66.7 Hz). Regional brain [18F]FDG uptake in the motion corrected scan was strongly correlated ( $p<0.0001$ ) with that of the anesthetized reference scan for all three cases ( $0.94 < r < 0.97$ ). The proposed PST method allowed excellent and reproducible motion correction in awake in vivo experiments. In addition, there is no need of specialized tracking equipment or additional calibrations to be performed, the point sources are practically imperceptible to the rat, and PST is ideally suitable for small bore scanners, where optical tracking might be challenging.
          Comment on Abolish Wage Labor by 2027: Is such a movement possible? by Jehu   
<strong><blockquote>- Communism arises as the working class is no longer able to provide its labor to the exploiters</blockquote></strong> I have never heard this particular formulation before. Perhaps you can rephrase it. <strong><blockquote>Communists believe this occurs when a vanguard party seizes the government and governs benevolently, legally prohibiting exploitation of the workers and thereby destroying the profits and power of the ruling class.</blockquote></strong> Anarchists are communists also. They believe nothing like this. Moreover many Marxists do not subscribe to the idea of a vanguard. Finally, even Leninists do not believe that a vanguard seizes the government and governs benevolently. You may want to find out what communists actually believe before you go criticizing my views. <strong><blockquote>Jehu believes this occurs as an advanced technological economy renders labour superfluous.</blockquote></strong> Partially correct. Jehu believes that eventually <strong>capital</strong> renders labor superfluous to the production <strong>of material wealth</strong> <strong><blockquote>If black people are no longer at the back of the bus, it is only because it was politically feasible. Unless you have a different reading on the civil rights movement.</blockquote></strong> Your understanding of what is meant by the term 'politically feasible' is flawed. Certainly you will concede that the end of segregation could not have been obtained at the ballot box in 1957. The same is true for the abolition of wage slavery today. <strong><blockquote>How else does one abolish the state except through a political movement. Otherwise, the state will collapse when it is no longer even able to sustain control over production and wage labor.</blockquote></strong> One abolishes the state through a direct action movement on the part of the working class to limit its hours of labor until the surplus value necessary to finance the state is no longer being produced. <strong><blockquote>Your citation of Dr. King on the topic direct-action and demanding freedom from an oppressor who never surrenders it voluntarily, can not but be described as examples of political vanguard movement.</blockquote> </strong> It was not a political movement. Rather, it was a classical example of a direct action movement by the working class to put an end to its servitude. Most notably, this took the form of hundreds of rebellions by the black working class in cities across the United States. <strong><blockquote>I am interested in why you seem to suddenly be impatient that Corbynism or Sanders socialism is a kind of redirection of energies that could be better put to use ending labour entirely. When it is clear that there is no political solution, why are you only demanding political thinking from your fellow socialists out there, in la-la land, who never read Capital and like to go to marches demanding things.</blockquote></strong> I am not "suddenly" interested in criticizing SocDems. I have been following and critiquing them at least since SYRIZA became visible. Further, I am not demanding political thinking. I am instead demanding direct action from communists for the explicit purpose of putting an end to wage slavery by our own independent direct action.
          Solicitud Rectificación error material, aritmético o de Hecho   
La Solicitud Rectificación error material, aritmético o de Hecho puede ser presentada de manera telemáticamente. Solicitud Rectificación error material Puede presentar telemáticamente su recurso, en el Registro Electrónico del Ministerio de Justicia completando el formulario al que se accede desde esta página y adjuntando al mismo la documentación que desee aportar escaneada. Recuerde que en dicho formulario se deberá relacionar, con la máxima precisión posible, la documentación aportada y cumplir con el resto de requisitos explicados en la información general del trámite. Se le solicitará que se identifique y firme digitalmente su contenido de acuerdo con los requisitos establecidos para el acceso al Registro Electrónico. El proceso es equivalente a la entrega física de la instancia correspondiente en la oficina del Registro General del Ministerio. El sistema registrará el formulario firmado digitalmente por el solicitante en un asiento del Registro Electrónico. Las solicitudes presentadas por este canal seguirán luego el trámite ordinario hasta su resolución final. Cuando el interesado actúe en nombre de otra persona física o jurídica, deberá remitir por correo a este Ministerio la documentación acreditativa de la representación que pretende ostentar (art. 32 LRJPAC). Enlace | Solicitud Rectificación error material
          Solicitudes y Escritos para Presentación en el Registro Electrónico del Ministerio de Justicia   
Las Solicitudes y Escritos para Presentación en el Registro Electrónico del Ministerio de Justicia, las funciones de este proceso son las siguientes. La recepción y remisión de solicitudes y escritos relativos a los trámites y procedimientos que correspondan de acuerdo con su norma de creación, y de los documentos adjuntos, así como la emisión de los recibos necesarios para confirmar la recepción La remisión electrónica de escritos y solicitudes a las personas, órganos o unidades destinatarias La anotación de los correspondientes asientos de entrada y salida La presentación de solicitudes y escritos en el Registro Electrónico del Ministerio de Justicia podrá realizarse durante las veinticuatro horas de todos los días del año. Requisito Clave para las Solicitudes y Escritos para Presentación en el Registro Electrónico El proceso es equivalente a la entrega física de la instancia correspondiente en la oficina del Registro General del Ministerio. El requisito necesario es el siguiente. Se le solicitará que se identifique y firme digitalmente su contenido de acuerdo con los requisitos establecidos para el acceso al Registro Electrónico El sistema registrará el formulario firmado digitalmente por el solicitante en un asiento del Registro Electrónico. Enlace | Registro Electrónico del Ministerio de Justicia
          Revisión de Disposiciones y Actos Nulos   
Revisión de Disposiciones y Actos Nulos se puede realizar telemáticamente, en el Registro Electrónico del Ministerio de Justicia completando el formulario al que se accede desde esta página y adjuntando al mismo la documentación que desee aportar escaneada. Recuerde que en dicho formulario se deberá relacionar, con la máxima precisión posible, la documentación aportada y cumplir con el resto de requisitos explicados en la información general del trámite. Requisitos para la Revisión de Disposiciones y Actos Nulos Se le solicitará que se identifique y firme digitalmente su contenido de acuerdo con los requisitos establecidos para el acceso al Registro Electrónico. El proceso es equivalente a la entrega física de la instancia correspondiente en la oficina del Registro General del Ministerio. El sistema registrará el formulario firmado digitalmente por el solicitante en un asiento del Registro Electrónico. Las solicitudes presentadas por este canal seguirán luego el trámite ordinario hasta su resolución final. Cuando el interesado actúe en nombre de otra persona física o jurídica, deberá remitir por correo a este Ministerio la documentación acreditativa de la representación que pretende ostentar (art. 32 LRJPAC). Enlace | Revisión de Disposiciones y Actos Nulos
          Recurso de Alzada Comisión de Víctimas   
El Recurso de Alzada Comisión de Víctima tiene un procedimiento especifico y se realiza de la manera que te explicaremos a continuación. Procedimiento para el Recurso de Alzada Comisión de Víctimas El Procedimiento para el Recurso de Alzada Comisión de Víctimas es el siguiente, puede presentar telemáticamente su recurso, en el Registro Electrónico del Ministerio de Justicia completando el formulario al que se accede desde esta página y adjuntando al mismo la documentación que desee aportar escaneada. Recuerde que en dicho formulario se deberá relacionar, con la máxima precisión posible, la documentación aportada y cumplir con el resto de requisitos explicados en la información general del trámite. Se le solicitará que se identifique y firme digitalmente su contenido de acuerdo con los requisitos establecidos para el acceso al Registro Electrónico. El proceso es equivalente a la entrega física de la instancia correspondiente en la oficina del Registro General del Ministerio. El sistema registrará el formulario firmado digitalmente por el solicitante en un asiento del Registro Electrónico. Las solicitudes presentadas por este canal seguirán luego el trámite ordinario hasta su resolución final. Enlace | Recurso de Alzada Comisión de Víctimas 
          Recurso de Alzada en España   
Recurso de Alzada en España se puede presentar telemáticamente su recurso, en el Registro Electrónico del Ministerio de Justicia completando el formulario al que se accede desde esta página y adjuntando al mismo la documentación que desee aportar escaneada. Recuerde que en dicho formulario se deberá relacionar, con la máxima precisión posible, la documentación aportada y cumplir con el resto de requisitos explicados en la información general del trámite. Procedimiento para el Recurso de Alzada Se le solicitará que se identifique y firme digitalmente su contenido de acuerdo con los requisitos establecidos para el acceso al Registro Electrónico. El proceso es equivalente a la entrega física de la instancia correspondiente en la oficina del Registro General del Ministerio. El sistema registrará el formulario firmado digitalmente por el solicitante en un asiento del Registro Electrónico. Las solicitudes presentadas por este canal seguirán luego el trámite ordinario hasta su resolución final. Cuando el interesado actúe en nombre de otra persona física o jurídica, deberá remitir por correo a este Ministerio la documentación acreditativa de la representación que pretende ostentar (art. 32 LRJPAC). Enlace | Recurso de Alzada en España
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse (LPN/RN)   
Overview The Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse (WOCN) oversees and provides care for residents with wounds, ostomies, or continence disorders. Nurses in wound care management work with residents who have gastrointestinal stomas for feeding tubes or colostomy bags, skin ulcers, drains, surgical incisions, or pressure sores. Any type of breach in the skin qualifies as a wound and would be monitored by the WOCN. Qualifications: Must have a current state license to practice Nursing in the State of Michigan. A registered nurse (RN) preferred. WOCN Certification desired. Two years experience in skin and wound management. Excellent knowledge of Infection Control processes. Basic computer skills and experience with Electronic Medical Records Preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical journals and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Advantage Living Centers expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork, exemplify the values of CARING (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Nimbleness and Generosity and uphold the pursuit of creating a person-centered culture for Residents and Team Members. To perform this job successfully, an individual must also be able to perform each key function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions. Coordinates, implements and monitors the wound, ostomy, skin and continence programs within the facility to assure regulatory and quality outcomes are achieved and risk factors for wound development are addressed. Provides wound care for residents with stage 2 and higher wounds vascular, stasis, diabetic, fistulas and surgical wounds using proper infection control techniques. Assures skin management formulary is followed and works with the Director of Clinical Services if formulary adjustments are recommended. Conducts weekly wound rounds with Wound Physician. Maintains an up to date wound log and records wound measurements on the wound log. Recommends alternative treatments if wound healing has stagnated. Works closely with facility dietitian to monitor nutritional status of residents. Monitors the need for and assure positioning and supportive devices needed by residents are in place. Notifies the Administrator of equipment needed that is not available within the facility. Develops and updates plans of care to prevent wound development and promote healing. Monitors stomas to assure skin is protected and proper appliances are applied. Coordinates and monitors staff completion of quarterly skin assessments and that care plans are updated according to findings. Monitors staff adherence to skin care and assessment protocols and audits records to assure documentation is completed. Addresses new skin conditions promptly to prevent worsening Monitors resident pain needs as part of the assessment process and evaluates residents before, during and after dressing procedures to address pain needs and minimize resident discomfort during procedures. Notifies the physician timely if pain interventions need to be adjusted. Conducts bedside observations of staff performing skin/wound care to assure proper technique is used. Tracks the use of Wound Vacs and assures the system for ordering and returning is followed. Complies with departmental policies and procedures and works closely with surveyors during annual surveys. Educates nursing staff on wound, stoma and skin care management at least annually. Participates in the QAPI process and completes root cause analysis for each wound that develops. Through analysis of skin issues, makes recommendations to the Director of Nursing on preventative measures needed to minimize risk of interruptions in skin integrity. Conducts rounds several times a week to assure positioning devices are in place and resident positioning aligns with the plan of care. Communicates with the physician, resident and resident representative timely related to new skin conditions, progress of healing, and updates in interventions. Timely documents assessments, interventions, progress and changes in the resident record. Monitors treatment records to assure nursing staff is completing wound care assignments and documenting treatments provided. Monitors the use of incontinence products and makes recommendations about the type of product best for the resident including the use of incontinence pads, extended use briefs, and continence monitoring devices. Consults with, utilizes and initiates referrals to appropriate community agencies and healthcare resources to provide continuity of care. Uses nursing equipment and supplies according to manufacturer’s guidelines. Accepts only those nursing assignments that are commensurate with one’s own education preparation, experience, knowledge and ability; obtains instruction and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing procedures or practices. Follows the policies and procedures of the facility. Performs other duties or functions as directed by the Administrator or Director of Nursing.
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Social Worker   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1981188 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The person hired for this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure. **IF YOU ARE A CURRENT, PERMANENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEE, YOU MUST APPLY TO VACANCY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 1981085 TO RECEIVE THIS CONSIDERATION.** As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/. ****VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. This person in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure. ### Duties The Clinical Social Worker in the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM) will work on a multidisciplinary case management team located at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center (BCVAMC). The incumbent serves, in the community, those Veterans with severe and persistent mental illness who have frequent or long-term hospitalizations. The client population's illness is chronic in nature, refractory to resolution and requires monitoring to maintain stability. The incumbent will individually tailor services to meet the needs of the Veterans and deliver them on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. The incumbent will assure continuity of care by using a team approach and sharing responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: * Participates in the admission/screening process by interviewing patients and/or other stakeholders and completing intake data collection with purpose of establishing treatment for Severely Mentally Ill (SMI) psychiatric disorders in a case management setting. This may include obtaining psychosocial history, maintaining data sheets, completing high risk screens, answering consults, and developing discharge planning assessments. * Participates in or facilitates selected supportive groups related to the treatment of specific SMI psychiatric disorders, conducts individual counseling and other social work privileged functions independently or under supervision as professional license dictates. * May conduct psycho educational activities following professionally prepared resource guides. * Functions as a primary manager (case manager) for a number of Veterans on a prescribed case load of SMI Veterans. This includes preparation and implementation of treatment plans developed in concert with the incumbent's multidisciplinary team. * Acts as a liaison between staff, Veteran and stakeholders in the development and review of treatments plans. * Participates in periodic review of ongoing treatment of patients under the care of the MHICM team. * Provides ongoing documentation of patient's progress using a behavioral framework using SOAP format where S-subjective input, O-behavioral observation, A-clinical assessment, P-collaborative plan. * Help Veterans adjust to current living situation; explore areas of deficit in activities of daily living; provide and/or arrange skill building educational activities; and explore areas of psychosocial conflicts or trauma seeking resolution or psychological stability (maintenance) by using a "Recovery Model" based approach. * Use supportive/facilitative techniques with Veterans and their stakeholders to help them better communicate with each other and, when necessary, help confront problem behaviors. * Acts as a resource and liaison person to public and private providers and agencies to assure continuity of care and appropriate referrals of Veterans and their stakeholders as levels of care change. * Conducts or assists in carrying out planned QA studies or research projects. **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Participates in a rotation of weekend duty social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on the weekend. **Functional Statement Title/#:** Social Worker (MHICM). ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements:** **U.S. citizenship**. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. **Education**. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substitutes for the master's degree in social work. **Licensure.** Persons hired or reassign to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licenses or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. **Physical Requirements.** **English Language Proficiency.** Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Grade Determinations:** **GS-9 Social Worker** Experience, Education and Licensure. GS-9 is the entry level grade for the GS-185 social work series and is used for social workers with less than one year of post-MSW experience and for social workers who are nor yet licensed or certified at the independent practice level. Social workers at the GS-9 level are working toward completion of prerequisites for licensure or certification. In addition, the candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Ability to provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society, and culture. 2. Ability to work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems utilizing individual, group, and family counseling skills. Work with more complex problems is done under close supervision. With guidance from the social work supervisor, ability to assess the psychosocial functioning and need of patients and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed. 3. Basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities and, under supervision, ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. 5. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. 6. Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA. **GS-11 Social Worker** Experience, Education, and Licensure. Promotion to the GS-11 full performance level requires completion of a minimum of 1 year post-MSW degree experience in the field of health care social work (VA or non-VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. OR In additions to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substitutes for the required 1 yea of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. 2. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weakness, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. 3. Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. 4. Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects, and medical terminology. 5. Knowledge of psychosocial treatment and ability to independently implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems to achieve treatment goals. This requires independent judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 6. Ability to independently provide counseling and/or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups and families. Social workers must practice within the bounds of their license or certification. For example, some states may require social workers providing psychotherapy to have a clinical level of licensure. 7. Ability to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. Ability to provide orientation and coaching to new social workers and social work graduate students. Ability to serve as a field instructor for social work graduate students who are completing VHA field placement. 8. Ability to independently evaluate his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, or other organized means. 9. Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for documents, data management, and tracking, especially those programs in use by VHA. **Reference:**VA Handbook, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Light carrying, under 15 pounds; use of fingers; walking; standing; operation of a crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave**: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473299100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $49,765.00 to $78,270.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0185-09/11 *Promotion Potential:* 11 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* 1st area of consideration will be qualifying Veterans with preference *Control Number:* 473299100 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17H604-TNW-1981188-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Medical Equipment Repairer - Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1979351 OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? **Welcome to our Midwestern Frontier** Also known as "Cereal City," Battle Creek Michigan is strategically located midway between Chicago and Detroit. Battle Creek offers the serenity of country living and the cultural and recreational amenities offered in urban settings. Numerous parks are connected to the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo rivers and lakes and provide opportunities for hiking, fishing, canoeing, picnicking and other recreation. Community sporting, cultural, ethnic, historical, and holiday festivals provide plenty for residents to see and do. As a Battle Creek VA Medical Center professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is the Department of Veterans Affairs the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to our nations Veterans through the Veterans Benefits Administration and the Veterans National Cemeteries. Battle Creek VA Medical Center professionals not only feel good about their careers, but their ability to balance work as well as home life. The Battle Creek VAMC offers generous paid time off, and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ **Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument. ### Duties **The Medical Equipment Repairer provides for the safe and reliable operation of medical equipment and systems used for the diagnosis and treatment of patients at the Battle Creek Healthcare Delivery System, which includes Battle Cree VAMC, Wyoming Health Care Center, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Lansing, Muskegon, and Benton Harbor.** As a Medical equipment repairer the incumbent will install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain, test, calibrate, adjust, overhaul, and repair a wide variety of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment (electronic, electrical, and mechanical). Typical examples of equipment serviced include radiographic diagnostic and treatment units, cardiac defibrillators, hemodialysis units, ultracentrifuges, spectrophotometers, ultrasonic therapy equipment, electrophoresis apparatus, gas chromatographs, electron microscopes, X-ray units, electrocardiograph machines, cardiac monitors, electrosurgical units, electroencephalographs and radiography high speed film processors. They maintain and repair chemical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum, suction and pressure systems which may include water, steam, air, gas under pressure, and piped oxygen lines associated with equipment serviced. Medical equipment repairers determine nature and extent of repairs required by checking equipment for malfunctions, requiring the tracing of wiring, broken or worn parts, leaks, feedback, and interference. They check voltage tolerances, amperage, power supplies, wave shape, frequency resonance, deflection time, decay curve, gain, balance, and signal sensitivity against prescribed tolerances and specifications. The repairers plan and carry out work assignments using blueprints, schematic drawings, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, liquid and air flow sheets, and other specifications. Medical equipment repairers test equipment after repair and also new equipment to assure proper functioning; conduct preventive maintenance inspection of equipment; perform periodic checks to insure that using personnel are following proper preventive maintenance procedures; and may conduct on-the-job training for lower graded employees in the maintenance of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment. Medical equipment repairers make standard computations using algebraic expressions and shop formulas relating to load requirements of wiring and equipment. **The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.** **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule may be changed to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center; evening and weekend coverage may be required. **Position Description Title/PD#:** Medical Equipment Repairer, WG-4805-11, PD# 10068-0 ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. * Subject to a background/suitability investigation. * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. * [time in grade requirement may be added] * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement **Experience**: Your background must demonstrate experience of advanced knowledge and experience in the theories, techniques, and applications of advanced analog and digital electronics, electro-mechanics, microprocessor controls, computers, and computer networks. **You must also demonstrate a general knowledge of electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, physics, mathematics, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.** A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. **Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612.** Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Medical Equipment Repairing, 4805 Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:** Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to repair medical equipment and devices without more than normal supervision. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:**Work assignments involve standing, stooping, bending, and frequently working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods. Medical equipment repairers continually lift from 5 to 18 kilograms (10 to 40 pounds) and, occasionally, objects weighing in excess of 18 kilograms (40 pounds). **Working Conditions:** Repairers perform work inside, in well lighted, heated, and ventilated areas. They are exposed to the possibility of cuts, bruises, scrapes, broken bones, and serious burns caused by electrical shock. Repairers work in contaminated and contagious disease areas, and with radiation and contaminated equipment. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. ### Other Information **The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)**provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave** : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. **Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473034400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $25.63 to $29.91 / Per Hour *Series & Grade:* WG-4805-11/11 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligible’s, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible’s, Veterans (VEOA and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligible’s (e.g., Persons with Disabilities, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.). *Control Number:* 473034400 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17-081-DJJ-1979351-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Social Worker   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1981085 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? **IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE "WHO MAY APPLY" REQUIREMENTS LISTED IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT, YOU MUST APPLY TO VACANCY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 1981188 TO BE CONSIDERED.** As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/. ****VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. This person in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure. ### Duties The Clinical Social Worker in the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM) will work on a multidisciplinary case management team located at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center (BCVAMC). The incumbent serves, in the community, those Veterans with severe and persistent mental illness who have frequent or long-term hospitalizations. The client population's illness is chronic in nature, refractory to resolution and requires monitoring to maintain stability. The incumbent will individually tailor services to meet the needs of the Veterans and deliver them on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. The incumbent will assure continuity of care by using a team approach and sharing responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: * Participates in the admission/screening process by interviewing patients and/or other stakeholders and completing intake data collection with purpose of establishing treatment for Severely Mentally Ill (SMI) psychiatric disorders in a case management setting. This may include obtaining psychosocial history, maintaining data sheets, completing high risk screens, answering consults, and developing discharge planning assessments. * Participates in or facilitates selected supportive groups related to the treatment of specific SMI psychiatric disorders, conducts individual counseling and other social work privileged functions independently or under supervision as professional license dictates. * May conduct psycho educational activities following professionally prepared resource guides. * Functions as a primary manager (case manager) for a number of Veterans on a prescribed case load of SMI Veterans. This includes preparation and implementation of treatment plans developed in concert with the incumbent's multidisciplinary team. * Acts as a liaison between staff, Veteran and stakeholders in the development and review of treatments plans. * Participates in periodic review of ongoing treatment of patients under the care of the MHICM team. * Provides ongoing documentation of patient's progress using a behavioral framework using SOAP format where S-subjective input, O-behavioral observation, A-clinical assessment, P-collaborative plan. * Help Veterans adjust to current living situation; explore areas of deficit in activities of daily living; provide and/or arrange skill building educational activities; and explore areas of psychosocial conflicts or trauma seeking resolution or psychological stability (maintenance) by using a "Recovery Model" based approach. * Use supportive/facilitative techniques with Veterans and their stakeholders to help them better communicate with each other and, when necessary, help confront problem behaviors. * Acts as a resource and liaison person to public and private providers and agencies to assure continuity of care and appropriate referrals of Veterans and their stakeholders as levels of care change. * Conducts or assists in carrying out planned QA studies or research projects. **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Participates in a rotation of weekend duty social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on the weekend. **Functional Statement Title/#:** Social Worker (MHICM). ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements:** **U.S. citizenship**. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. **Education**. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substitutes for the master's degree in social work. **Licensure.** Persons hired or reassign to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licenses or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. **Physical Requirements.** **English Language Proficiency.** Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Grade Determinations:** **GS-9 Social Worker** Experience, Education and Licensure. GS-9 is the entry level grade for the GS-185 social work series and is used for social workers with less than one year of post-MSW experience and for social workers who are nor yet licensed or certified at the independent practice level. Social workers at the GS-9 level are working toward completion of prerequisites for licensure or certification. In addition, the candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Ability to provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society, and culture. 2. Ability to work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems utilizing individual, group, and family counseling skills. Work with more complex problems is done under close supervision. With guidance from the social work supervisor, ability to assess the psychosocial functioning and need of patients and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed. 3. Basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities and, under supervision, ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. 5. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. 6. Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA. **GS-11 Social Worker** Experience, Education, and Licensure. Promotion to the GS-11 full performance level requires completion of a minimum of 1 year post-MSW degree experience in the field of health care social work (VA or non-VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. OR In additions to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substitutes for the required 1 yea of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. 2. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weakness, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. 3. Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. 4. Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects, and medical terminology. 5. Knowledge of psychosocial treatment and ability to independently implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems to achieve treatment goals. This requires independent judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 6. Ability to independently provide counseling and/or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups and families. Social workers must practice within the bounds of their license or certification. For example, some states may require social workers providing psychotherapy to have a clinical level of licensure. 7. Ability to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. Ability to provide orientation and coaching to new social workers and social work graduate students. Ability to serve as a field instructor for social work graduate students who are completing VHA field placement. 8. Ability to independently evaluate his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, or other organized means. 9. Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for documents, data management, and tracking, especially those programs in use by VHA. **Reference:**VA Handbook, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Light carrying, under 15 pounds; use of fingers; walking; standing; operation of a crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473291200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $49,765.00 to $78,270.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0185-00/00 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* 1st area of consideration is current, permanent employees of the Battle Creek VAMC. 2nd area of consideration is all other current, permanent Federal employees. *Control Number:* 473291200 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17H604-TNW-1981085-BU
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Associate Portfolio Manager   
**Requisition ID** 22556BR **Job Title** Associate Portfolio Manager **Group** MedSurg and Neurotech **Division** Instruments **Business Unit** Surgical **Business Function** Marketing **Country** United States **State/Province** MI **City** Kalamazoo **Employment Category** Full Time **Percent Travel Required** Up to 40% **Shift** 1st **About Stryker** Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. **Job Description / Information** Basic Function Plans, directs and coordinates the marketing of a specific product line and ensures that assigned product/products are marketed in accordance with budgeted objectives and with respect to market maturity to obtain maximum profitability and volume in relation to pre-set standards Responsibilities + Formulates and installs sales promotion guidelines, methods and procedures and assists with the over‑all sales promotion and marketing programs + Prepares sales training and selling aids, literature and brochures and catalogue displays along with advertising or similar materials. In addition, may administer sales promotion projects such as sales contests + Originates new uses and markets for products and recommends distribution channels for them + Analyzes competitive position of company products and recommends or supervises product styling, quality changes, inventory allocation, and price structures + Analyzes and appraises the effectiveness of sales methods, costs, and results + Supervises, coordinates or recommends advertising programs and coordinates publicity and maintains contacts with agencies + Supervises or cooperates in market research programs + Recommends participation in industrial, scientific and other types of exhibitions and may develop direct mail campaigns and programs + Participate in or advise on label, package and product design, from a sales promotional standpoint + Prepare or cooperate in the preparation of sales forecasts and in development of projected selling expense budgets + Will participate in the sales and/or marketing training of others + Manages and/or facilitates functional input in the new product development process for assigned products + Submits periodic reports on areas of responsibility + Provides sales force with competitive and technical information on a timely basis + May coach and develop marketing personnel **Minimum Qualifications** Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred + Excellent analytical skills + Excellent interpersonal skills + Demonstrated effective managerial skills + Excellent organizational skills + 2+ years as a marketing associate or related sales and/or marketing experience + Fundamental Computer Skills Education/Special Training Required + B.B.A. or B.S. degree (emphasis in marketing or related discipline preferred) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability
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          Kommentar zu 2 Facebook-Seiten zusammenführen [Aktualisiert] von Linda Ren   
Hallo Zusammen Ich habe eine alte Seite einer Firma, welche durch eine neuere und genauere Seite (Mutterseite) ersetzt werden soll. Die alte Seite möchte ich mit der Neuen Seite zusammenführen, doch es geht nicht, da etwas mit den Orten und Adressen nicht stimmen soll, wie von FACEBOOK gesagt. Habe bei beiden den Ort entfernt, doch leider geht es immer noch nicht. Ich habe auch nach einem Formular zur direkten Anfrage gesucht, doch keines mehr gefunden. Könnt ihr mir vielleicht da kurz weiterhelfen? Danke
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) CO Certified Prosthetist Orthotist Clinician Kala   
CO - Certified Prosthetist Orthotist - Clinician - Kalamazoo, MIAll times are in Central Daylight Time.Job ID 2016-11579# Positions 1Job Location US-MI-KalamazooPosted Date 12/22/2016Category ClinicianOverview:With a mantra of Empowering Human Potential, Hanger, Inc. is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (OP) services and products, offering the most advanced OP solutions, clinically differentiated programs and unsurpassed customer service. Hanger's Patient Care segment is the largest owner and operator of OP patient care clinics nationwide. Through its Products Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label OP devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative solutions to the broader market. Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the American Civil War, Hanger is steeped in 150 years of clinical excellence and innovation with a vision to be the partner of choice for products and services that enhance human physical capability. Collectively, Hanger employees touch thousands of lives each day, helping people achieve new levels of mobility and freedom. Hanger, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer - female/minority/disability/vet. Overview:A prosthetic patient has a partial or total absence of a limb and needs a prosthesis, or a custom designed, fabricated, fitted and/or modified device to replace an absent external limb for purposes of restoring physiological function and/or cosmesis. The Certified Prosthetist is specifically trained and educated to independently provide or supervise the provision of comprehensive prosthetic care. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management. Prosthetics combines a unique blend of clinical and technical skills. Prosthetists evaluate patients and custom design, fabricate and fit prosthetics. They work with other members of the rehabilitation team, design with computers, and help change a patient's lifeThe clinical skills and technical knowledge required to accomplish prosthetic tasks are extensive, complex, and sophisticated. Proper care requires not only extensive training in the field, but also a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and kinesiology - in short, how the body's components operate and interrelate.Responsibilities:Essential Functions:•Collaborate with physicians in the evaluation and analysis of a patient's need for prosthetic services; recommend treatment options to physicians when necessary.•Examine and evaluate patient's needs in relation to disease and functional loss•Formulate design of Prosthetic devices.•Select materials, makes cast measurements, model modifications, and layouts, taking into account new techniques and materials•Perform fitting, including static and dynamic alignments.•Evaluate prosthesis on patient, adjust to assure fit, function, medical efficacy, and quality of work.•Instructs patient in use of prosthesis.•Identify and reconcile issuesroblems to ensure patient satisfaction with devices provided•Provide follow-up with patients and physicians•Provide in-service training to physicians and allied health care professionals.•Utilize effective materials management, quality and performance processes to maximize device quality and medical efficacy, maintaining a proper balance with costs and operational/financial performance.•Meet with physicians, case managers and other referral sources to review prosthetic services and capabilities; develop and enhance business relationships and to identify and secure ongoing and future sources or referrals.•Responsible with manager to plan and implement strategies to meet and ex
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Plant Manager   
People • Customers • TrustAt PCA, you will find the best people in the industry operating in a “golden rule” culture. We actively promote mutually rewarding relationships with each other and our customers by advocating respect for every individual, ethical and fair practices, and the highest standards in what we say and do. PCA is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way.We are seeking resumes for a Plant Manager in our Hexacomb Kalamazoo, MI facility.Hexacomb is a leader in kraft paper-based honeycomb protective packaging product and serves key industries that value product protection coupled with environmental sustainability. This includes furniture, consumer, automotive, textile, food, building products, energy, glass, and industrial. Hexacomb has nine manufacturing plants in North America.The Plant Manager has total performance and results responsibility of all the functional areas of the plant. The Plant Manager has the overall responsibility for the safety, direction, planning and organization of the production and administrative functions of the plant.Principle Accountabilities:•Establishes performance and development goals for the entire plant within corporate office guidelines. Provides strategic leadership to plant personnel in implementing plant objectives.•Initiates and maintains excellent customer service and public relations.•Oversees key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis.•Reviews financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.•Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine department or plant progress toward stated goals and objectives.•Directs and approves all registrations for maintenance and repair of building and equipment and in manufacturing methods.•Recommends and directs improvements in machinery and equipment and in manufacturing methods.•Oversees manufacturing, customer service, planning and maintenance departments to review production and operating reports and resolve operational, manufacturing and facility problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays and to meet future growth.•Reviews and supports engineering and sales to oversee design concepts with fundamental or new technology used for new or existing products or improvement to provide cost reduction, safety, customer requirements and market growth.•Determines staffing requirements, interviews, hires and trains new employees, or oversees those personnel processes.•Implements or oversees environmental management or sustainability programs.•Participates in formulating and administering company policies, directing and coordinating all divisional department activities to develop and implement long-range goals and objectives to meet business and profitability growth objectives.•Establishes and implements plant wide policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with corporate, organization officials, and staff members as necessary.•Provides leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training and development.•Understands and follows policies and procedures of the company, shares information that would benefit other members of the team and finds ways to improve the delivery of service to our customers.Basic Qualifications:•Bachelor’
          G Jones - Mirage (Saturate! Records)   

As you know Saturate! Records from Hamburg is one of my favorite labels for bass / nu beat electronic music. They support young and brave artists and do not hesitate to release more experimental and weird stuff. There is just one requirement - QUALITY.

The new EP "Mirage" by G Jones is another masterpiece from Saturate!. Which might even convince me to approach trap music with a bit warmer attitude. Maybe due to the fact that G Jones, hailing from Santa Cruz in California is a hell of the producer creatively carving out his own style within pretty formulaic genres. Anyway, good music is still good music, whatever you call it. G Jones creates a fascinating patchwork of trap meets juke soundscape with some hints of glich hop or trillwave, full of crazy bleeps, beeps and whatnot in the background. I love such "controlled" cacaphony in electronic music and G Jones delivers his with absolute mastery. Of course he does not forget about the Beat & the Bass. Just listen to "N Judah" and "Mirage" - these tunes will fuucking storm the dancefloors across the world. Or "Alias", strongly reminding me of the Eprom's anthem "Regis Chillbin". While "Pyra" and "Drift" including great synths and distorted basslines, typical for glitch hop tunes, show a real versatility of G Jones' skills. The best trap tune on this EP - "Smoke Rings" (again built on jukeish drums) has the beatifully distorted, talking bass and lovely synths. 

Definitely, one of the best and freshest releases this year. Don't sleep on this. Grab this EP on pay-what-you-want basis. The package also includes several great remixes, with "Alias" remixes by Subp Yao and Boeboe  and "N Judah" refix by Trapmaster being my favorite ones.


          Esta semana comienzan las negociaciones del Brexit y habrá reunión del RBNZ   

-En Nueva Zelanda, se espera que el RBNZ no tome ninguna medida. Es probable que el tono de la declaración de la reunión puede ser un poco más cauteloso que antes.

-Se prevé también que el Norges Bank mantenga su posición. Existe la probabilidad de que los encargados de formular políticas comuniquen un mensaje algo más optimista.

-En el Reino Unido, es probable que el comienzo de las negociaciones de Brexit y el discurso de la reina atraigan la atención [...] Continuar Leyendo

          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist   
SENIOR SCIENTIST/PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST BIOPHARMACEUTICAL ANALYTICAL DEVELOPMENT Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses . Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines, biopharmaceuticals and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant. Zoetis discovers, develops and manufacturesa diverse portfolio of animal health medicines, biopharmaceuticals and vaccines designed to meet the real-world needs of veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners they support. Zoetis has the first monoclonal antibody therapy for treating atopic dermatitis in dogs. We are currently seeking to fill new positions to support our growing biopharmaceutical portfolio. Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research and Development, Analytical Sciences in Kalamazoo, MI, and Lincoln, NE, is seeking an analytical scientist at the Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist level. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: * Represent Analytical Sciences on project teams, collaborating closely with scientists from Process Development, Biologicals Research, Clinical, Regulatory, Project Management, and Manufacturing to deliver robust methods and products. * Design and conduct laboratory experiments including analytical method development, validation and transfer. Primary techniques are HPLC, capillary electrophoresis, spectroscopic, thermal, and microplate assays. * Perform analytical methods necessary for the characterization and release of process and formulation samples * Design, set up, and conduct stability and other hypothesis driven studies. * Develop and/or adopt new analytical technology, as appropriate, to advance programs with significant analytical technical and timeline challenges. * Document and communicate results in laboratory notebooks, technical reports, and oral presentations. * Collaborate with other scientists in a variety of technical disciplines including Process Development, Biological Research, Clinical, Regulatory, Project Management, Quality Control and Manufacturing. * Assist in the preparation and writing of regulatory filings. * Provide input into project plans, keep relevant sections of project plans current, and execute plans according to agreed timelines and budgets. Minimum Qualifications: * PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related discipline with 0-4 or BS/MS with at least 8-10 years hands-on industry experience in protein characterization and methods development. * Experience developing, validating and transferring biopharmaceutical analytical methods * Pharmaceutical industry and biopharmaceutical development experience in a laboratory setting * Skills and past experience in experimental design, technical problem solving and continuous improvement * Good oral and written communication skills Preferred Qualifications: * Experience with immunological, biochemical and physico
          KAOLIN sebagai Katalis   
NAMA :SRIWIJAVA KUSUMA WIJAYA
NOMOR :23
KELAS :XI IPS 1

KAOLIN SEBAGAI SUMBER SiO2 UNTUK PEMBUATAN
KATALIS Ni/SiO2: KARAKTERISASI DAN UJI KATALIS PADA HIDROGENASI BENZENA MENJADI SIKLOHEKSANA
Abstrak
Mineral clay jenis kaolin telah digunakan sebagai sumber SiO2 dan menghasilkan campuran SiO2 jenis quartz dan quartz alpha sekitar 60 % dari jumlah kaolin yang digunakan. Produk SiO2 berhasil diubah menjadi silika gel dan digunakan sebagai penunjang katalis Ni/SiO2 melalui impregnasi larutan Ni(NO3)2, menghasilkan katalis Ka dan Kb dengan luas permukaan lebih kecil dibanding silika gel. Ukuran pori dan volume pori Ka lebih besar dibanding Kb. Uji katalitik pada hidrogenasi benzena menggunakan katalis Ka menghasilkan sikloheksana lebih banyak dibandingkan dengan menggunakan katalis Kb.
Abstract
Kaolin as a SiO2 Source for Ni/SiO2 Catalyst Syntheses: Characterization and Application of Catalyst for Hydrogenation Benzene to Cyclohexane. Kaolin one of clay minerals has been employed as a SiO2 source and produced a mixture of two type SiO2, quartz and quartz alpha, with the amount of 60 % of kaolin used. The SiO2 produced had been diverted to silica gel and used as supporting agent for Ni/SiO2 catalyst through impregnation of Ni(NO3)2 solution to form Ka and Kb catalysts, that having surface area smaller than the silica gel. The pore size and volume of Ka catalyst is bigger than Kb catalyst. Catalytic properties of Ni/SiO2 catalysts have been investigated for benzene hydrogenation and resulting Ka catalyst had produced more cyclohexane than Kb catalyst.
Keywords: kaolin, silica gel, Ni/SiO2 catalyst, benzene hydrogenation, cyclohexane

1. Pendahuluan
Kaolin atau “Kaolinite” termasuk jenis mineral clay dengan formula Al2O3.2SiO2.2H2O. Nama kaolin berasal dari bahasa Cina “Kau-Ling” yaitu suatu daerah di Cina yang banyak mengandung mineral ini. Kaolin mengandung SiO2 sekitar 50 %, oleh karena itu kaolin dapat digunakan sebagai sumber SiO2 untuk pembuatan silika gel. Silika gel berupa padatan amorf dan berpori yang terbentuk dari proses polimerisasi asam silikat dan mempunyai sifat inert, netral, luas permukaannya besar, dan memiliki daya adsorpsi besar. Oleh karena itu silika gel banyak digunakan sebagai adsorben anorganik, penyerap air, dan sebagai fasa diam pada kromatografi lapisan tipis dan kromatografi gas [1-4].
Pada umumnya hampir semua logam transisi dapat digunakan untuk katalis, karena logam transisi kaya akan elektron, telah mengisi orbital 3d dan memiliki elektron tidak berpasangan sehingga mudah berikatan dengan atom lain. Salah satunya adalah logam Ni yang mempunyai konfigurasi elektron [Ar] 3d84s2 yang banyak digunakan sebagai katalis hidrogenasi alkena [5-9]. Katalis logam nikel mempunyai aktivitas dan selektivitas yang baik dalam suatu reaksi, namun fasa aktif katalis nikel sendiri tidak memiliki permukaan yang luas, sehingga reaksi menjadi tidak efektif dan efisien karena tidak seluruh pusat aktifnya dapat mengadakan kontak dengan reaktan. Oleh karena itu logam nikel perlu didistribusikan pada suatu permukaan padatan penyangga yang memiliki luas permukaan besar, dan pada penelitian ini telah berhasil dibuat katalis Ni/SiO2, dengan cara impregnasi logam Ni pada matriks silika gel yang disintesa dari kaolin [1-2, 6-12]. Katalis Ni/SiO2 yang dihasilkan juga telah dikarakterisasi dengan XRD, IR, BET dan
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keasamannya, serta diuji coba pada reaksi hidrogenasi benzena menjadi siklo heksana.
2. Metode Penelitian
Pada penelitian ini, tahap pertama yang dilakukan adalah membuat silika gel dari kaolin yang banyak mengandung unsur silika. Kemudian silika gel yang dihasilkan diimpregnasi dengan logam Ni dan katalis Ni/SiO2 yang dihasilkan dicoba pada hidrogenasi benzena menjadi siklo heksana.
Isolasi SiO2 dari Kaolin
Kaolin (100 gram ) dipanaskan 800 oC dalam tanur selama 6 jam untuk menghasilkan kaolin metastabil. Kemudian ke dalam 40,0 gram kaolin metastabil ditambahkan 15 mL air, 280 mL HCl pekat dan 94 mL HNO3 pekat (aqua regia), lalu direfluk pada 100 oC selama 4 jam dengan pengadukan merata. Setelah dingin, ke dalam campuran ditambahkan lagi 90 mL HCl pekat dan 30 mL HNO3 pekat untuk dilakukan refluks kembali. Hasil refluks disaring dan endapan SiO2 dicuci dengan aquademin hingga bebas asam kemudian dikeringkan dalam oven pada suhu 110 oC.
Penentuan Kadar SiO2
SiO2 hasil isolasi (1,0 gram) dikeringkan hingga didapat berat yang konstan (berat 1). Kemudian 1,0 gram SiO2 yang sama dilarutkan dengan menambahkan 1,0 mL air, 5,0 mL HF dan 2-3 tetes H2SO4 pekat di dalam krusibel platina. Kemudian larutan tersebut dipanaskan (tidak mendidih) hingga HF menguap (sekitar 1 jam), lalu dipanaskan kembali pada suhu 1.050 oC dalam tanur selama 15 menit. Residu didinginkan dalam desikator dan ditimbang hingga konstan (berat 2). Selisih berat 1 dan berat 2 adalah berat SiO2 murni.
Pembuatan Silika Gel
SiO2 yang dihasilkan dari kaolin dicampur dengan Na2CO3 (natrium karbonat) dengan perbandingan mol 1 :1 (6,0 gr SiO2 + 6,0 gr Na2CO3) kemudian digerus hingga halus dan homogen. Campuran dilebur dalam tanur 800 oC selama 3 jam, dan Na2SiO3 yang dihasilkan didiamkan selama semalam, kemudian direndam dalam aquademin selama 12 jam. Endapan yang tersisa dipisahkan dari filtratnya dengan penyaringan, dan endapan dicuci dengan aquademin. Air cucian dan filtrat dicampur dan ditambahkan larutan 6,0 M HNO3 setetes demi setetes dengan pengadukan hingga terbentuk silika hidrosol, kemudian didiamkan selama 2 malam, agar polimerisasi asam silikat berlangsung sempurna membentuk silika hidrogel. Gel SiO2 yang terbentuk disaring dan dicuci hingga bening, kemudian dikeringkan hingga beratnya konstan dalam oven pada suhu 110 oC.
Pembuatan Katalis Ni/SiO2
Pembuatan katalis Ni/SiO2 dilakukan dengan dua cara, yaitu;
a. Ke dalam empat wadah yang masing-masingnya berisi 25 mL larutan Ni(NO3)2 dengan konsentrasi 0,5; 1,0; 1,5; dan 2,0 M ditambahkan 5,0 gr silika gel, diaduk selama 2 jam dan dibiarkan selama 24 jam. Campuran disaring dan endapan dikeringkan selama 2 jam dalam oven dengan suhu 110 oC, kemudian dikalsinasi pada suhu 500 oC selama 2 jam. Selanjutnya katalis ini disebut katalis a (Ka), dan empat katalis a ini dinamakan Ka-1 untuk penambahan larutan Ni(NO3)2 dengan konsentrasi 0,5 M; Ka-2 (1,0 M); Ka-3 (1,5 M) dan Ka-4 (2,0 M).
b. Dibuat sejumlah hidrosol seperti prosedur 2.3., kemudian dibagi 4 bagian dan ke dalam masing-masing bagian ditambahkan 25 mL larutan Ni(NO3)2 dengan konsentrasi 0,5; 1,0; 1,5; dan 2,0 M sambil diaduk merata. Ke dalam campuran ditambahkan HNO3 6,0 M setetes demi setetes hingga terbentuk gel. Kemudian gel disaring dan dicuci hingga bening, dikeringkan dalam oven (110 oC; 2 jam) dan dikalsinasi pada suhu 500 oC selama 2 jam. Selanjutnya katalis ini disebut katalis b (Kb), dan empat katalis jenis b ini dinamakan Kb-1 untuk penambahan larutan Ni(NO3)2 dengan konsentrasi 0,5 M; Kb-2 (1,0 M); Kb-3 (1,5 M) dan Kb-4 (2,0 M).

Uji Katalis Ni/SiO2
Penentuan Jumlah Ni yang Terdapat dalam Katalis. Katalis Ni/SiO2 (0,5 g) dilarutkan dengan cara menambahkan tetes demi tetes HF di dalam wadah plastik dan diencerkan dengan aquademin hingga 50,0 mL. Larutan ini kemudian diencerkan kembali hingga 100 kalinya, lalu dianalisa dengan menggunakan alat AAS.
Uji Keasaman Katalis. Uji keasaman katalis dilakukan pada reaktor unggun tetap (fixed bed reactor). Katalis dibentuk menjadi pelet kemudian dihaluskan dan di ayak hingga homogen dengan ukuran 0,125 – 0,5 mm. Seberat 0,5 gram katalis dimasukkan ke dalam tempat sampel dan direduksi dengan mengalirkan gas H2 (40 mL/menit; bypass) pada suhu 500 oC selama 2 jam. Setelah selesai suhu reaktor diturunkan menjadi 200 oC, tempat sample (bubler) diisi larutan amonia kemudian dialiri gas N2 untuk membawa uap amonia kepada katalis, agar terjadi adsorbsi amonia oleh katalis. Kemudian katalis dikeluarkan dari reaktor dan dinalisa dengan FTIR untuk mengetahui gugus asam Bronsted dan asam Lewis.
Uji Sifat Katalitik. Uji katalitik dari katalis Ni/SiO2 dilakukan pada reaksi hidrogenasi benzena menjadi siklo heksana dalam reaktor unggun tetap (fixed bed reactor). Reduksi katalis dan uji sifat katalitik dilakukan pada kondisi yang sama yaitu, laju alir H2 dan benzena MAKARA, SAINS, VOLUME 12, NO. 1, APRIL 2008: 37-43 39

40 mL/menit, suhu reaktor 200 oC. Hasil reaksi ditampung dalam suatu trapper yang dingin kemudian dianalisa dengan alat GC-FID (laju alir N2 50 mL/menit; Tinjeksi 100 oC ; Tkolom 50 oC ; Tdetektor 200 oC dan kolom yang digunakan squalen).
3. Hasil dan Pembahasan
Sebelum sampel kaolin digunakan, terlebih dahulu dilakukan uji dengan X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) [11-17]. Hasil analisa XRD sampel kaolin memperlihatkan nilai d yang serupa dengan nilai d kaolin standar (Tabel 1), hal ini menunjukkan bahwa sampel yang digunakan adalah kaolin.
Setelah itu, sampel kaolin tersebut digunakan untuk pembuatan silika gel, yang selanjutnya digunakan untuk pembuatan katalis Ni/SiO2.
Pembuatan Silika Gel. Untuk menghasilkan SiO2 sampel kaolin dipanaskan pada suhu 800 oC selama 6 jam untuk diubah menjadi kaolin metastabil. Suhu 800 oC dipilih berdasarkan data TGA/DTA perubahan kaolin seperti terlihat pada Gambar 1 [18], karena pada suhu tersebut ikatan Si-O-Al menjadi lemah. Jika digunakan suhu lebih rendah dari 800 oC (misal suhu 450-700 oC), maka hanya menghasilkan peristiwa dehidroksilasi (pelepasan air) dari kristal seperti persamaan ;
Al2O3.2SiO2.2H2O → Al2O3.2SiO2 + H2O (1)
Setelah ikatan Si-O-Al lemah, dengan penambahan asam kuat diharapkan Si dapat terpisah dari Al, untuk itu kaolin metastabil direfluks dengan aqua regia (campuran HNO3 pekat dan HCl pekat). Hasil refluks diperoleh endapan SiO2 dan larutan berwarna kuning kehijauan yang mengandung senyawa dari logam-logam pengotor seperti Al, Fe, Mn, Mg, P, Ca dan K yang terdapat dalam kaolin. SiO2 yang dihasilkan di analisa dengan cara melarutkannya dengan HF dan H2SO4 pekat. Silika akan berubah menjadi SiF4 dan me nguap, sedangkan pengotor lain yang tersisa, seperti Al2O3 dan Fe2O3 berubah menjadi bentuk floridanya yang kemudian berubah kembali menjadi bentuk oksida setelah bereaksi dengan H2SO4 pada suhu 1.050-1.100 oC seperti persamaan reaksi 2-6. Selisih antara berat awal SiO2 dengan berat senyawa oksida pengotor dihasilkan berat SiO2 murni, yaitu sekitar 60 % dari berat awal kaolin yang digunakan.
SiO2 + 6 HF → H2(SiF6) + 2 H2O (2)
H2(SiF6) → SiF4 + 2 HF (3)
Al2O3 + 6 HF → 2 AlF3 + 3 H2O (4)
2 AlF3 + 3 H2SO4 → Al2(SO4)3 + 6 HF (5)
Al2(SO4)3 → Al2O3 + SO3 (6)
Data XRD produk SiO2 (Tabel 2 dan 3) menunjukkan bahwa produk merupakan suatu campuran yang terdiri dari 2 jenis SiO2 yaitu SiO2 quartz dan SiO2 quartz alpha.
Reaksi SiO2 yang dihasilkan dari kaolin dengan Na2CO3 (1:1) menghasilkan Na2SiO3 (waterglass) yang mudah larut dalam air.
SiO2 + Na2CO3 → Na2SiO3 + CO2 (7)
Tabel 1. Data XRD kaolin d standar (Å) d sampel (Å)
7,14 7,2093
3,57 3,5892
2,34 2,3462
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Senior Scientist   
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          In difesa dei "dubia" dei quattro cardinali, messi in castigo dal papa   
Avevo letto su Vatican Insider una "Lettera aperta ai quattro cardinali dei 'Dubia'", scritta dal Sig. Stephen Walford che chiede ai Cardinali di rivedere le loro posizioni per non alimentare il fuoco del dissenso. 
Stavo imbastendo una replica alle sofistiche ragioni addotte e ora mi imbatto in questo testo di un autore, che chiede di conservare l'anonimato, pubblicato da Sandro Magister su Settimo cielo. Lo riprendo di seguito. Dovrò darmi il tempo di leggere con più attenzione questa interessante replica e penso che troveremo modo, anche nella discussione e nel confronto reciproco, di formulare una nuova sintesi. Intanto ho aggiunto una nota che ci voleva.
Qui potete consultare l'indice di tutti gli articoli sulla questione. (M.G.)

SE FOSSE COSÌ SEMPLICE RISOLVERE I 'DUBIA',
PERCHÉ IL PAPA NON RISPONDE?

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È stata pubblicata il 27 giugno 2017 su Vatican Insider, alla vigilia del concistoro, una "Lettera aperta ai quattro cardinali dei 'Dubia'", scritta dal Sig. Stephen Walford. In questa lettera si chiede ai Cardinali di rivedere le loro posizioni e di non alimentare il fuoco del dissenso.
Le motivazioni addotte sono di due ordini, che potremmo chiamare materiale e formale:
  1. Gli argomenti di ordine materiale iniziano dalla presunta "difficoltà" – rinfacciata ai Cardinali – "ad accettare i due autentici interventi di Papa Francesco nei quali afferma che, in alcuni casi, la disciplina dei sacramenti è stata cambiata" e si sviluppano poi in una lunga serie di considerazioni, anche in forma di domanda, tendenti a dimostrare che in nessuna parte di "Amoris laetitia" il Papa avrebbe cambiato qualcuno degli "insegnamenti oggetto degli ultimi quattro 'dubia'".
  2. Gli argomenti di ordine formale richiamano alcune affermazioni del Magistero circa il primato petrino e giungono alla conclusione che "Papa Francesco – essendo il beneficiario del carisma dello Spirito Santo che lo assiste anche nel magistero ordinario (come ha insegnato San Giovanni Paolo II) – ha legittimamente reso possibile il ricevimento della Santa Comunione da parte dei divorziati risposati i cui casi sono stati attentamente considerati".
Provo a rispondere a queste argomentazioni, partendo dalla seconda serie, in quanto logicamente decisiva: infatti, se tutti gli atti di Magistero fossero sempre chiari e perfetti e godessero – per il solo fatto di essere pronunciati dal Pontefice – della infallibilità (senza considerare, ad esempio, il tenore del documento, le circostanze in cui il pronunciamento è svolto, il fatto che un insegnamento sia relativamente nuovo o reiterato, etc. etc.), ovvero se ogni "flatus vocis" del Romano Pontefice dovesse essere considerato dogma e richiedesse sempre e comunque l'assenso interno dei fedeli, la questione sarebbe chiusa in partenza.

In realtà il Magistero della Chiesa costituisce certamente un unico corpo (contenente ciò che la Chiesa ci propone a credere), di cui tuttavia non tutte le affermazioni hanno lo stesso valore; in altre parole, non tutti i pronunciamenti – sebbene autenticamente proposti – richiedono il medesimo grado di assenso. I "dubia" dei Cardinali servono anche a chiarire che valore possano avere una risposta nel corso di un'intervista su un aereo e una lettera privata ad alcuni Vescovi (indicati dal SIg. Walford quasi come interpretazioni definitive), entrambe non pubblicate sugli "Acta Apostolicae Sedis". Certamente tutte e due sono pronunciamenti del Papa, ma, come afferma "Lumen Gentium" 25, il grado di adesione si deve dedurre "dal carattere dei documenti, o dall'insistenza nel proporre una certa dottrina, o dalla maniera di esprimersi":

Chiediamoci, a mo' di esempio: "Le interviste papali in aereo e le lettere private di un Pontefice esigono – di per sé – lo stesso grado di assenso dell'insegnamento sulla contraccezione proposto da documenti quali 'Casti Connubii', 'Humanae Vitae', 'Familiaris Consortio' etc. oppure si possono nutrire delle perplessità nei confronti delle suddette interviste o lettere"? La risposta ci vien data dal Magistero stesso, a cominciare dall'istruzione "Donum Veritatis" del 1990 "sulla vocazione ecclesaiele del teologo", peraltro citata anche dal Sig. Walford:
"Può tuttavia accadere che il teologo si ponga degli interrogativi concernenti, a seconda dei casi, l'opportunità, la forma o anche il contenuto di un intervento. II che lo spingerà innanzitutto a verificare accuratamente quale è l'autorevolezza di questi interventi, così come essa risulta dalla natura dei documenti, dall'insistenza nel riproporre una dottrina e dal modo stesso di esprimersi […]. In ogni caso non potrà mai venir meno un atteggiamento di fondo di disponibilità ad accogliere lealmente l'insegnamento del Magistero, come si conviene ad ogni credente nel nome dell'obbedienza della fede. Il teologo si sforzerà pertanto di comprendere questo insegnamento nel suo contenuto, nelle sue ragioni e nei suoi motivi. A ciò egli consacrerà una riflessione approfondita e paziente, pronto a rivedere le sue proprie opinioni ed a esaminare le obiezioni che gli fossero fatte dai suoi colleghi. Se, malgrado un leale sforzo, le difficoltà persistono, è dovere del teologo far conoscere alle autorità magisteriali i problemi suscitati dall'insegnamento in se stesso, nelle giustificazioni che ne sono proposte o ancora nella maniera con cui è presentato. Egli lo farà in uno spirito evangelico, con il profondo desiderio di risolvere le difficoltà. Le sue obiezioni potranno allora contribuire ad un reale progresso, stimolando il Magistero a proporre l'insegnamento della Chiesa in modo più approfondito e meglio argomentato" (sottolineature nostre).
Inoltre Papa Francesco, al § 2 di "Amoris laetitia", scrive:
"La complessità delle tematiche proposte ci ha mostrato la necessità di continuare ad approfondire con libertà alcune questioni dottrinali, morali, spirituali e pastorali. La riflessione dei pastori e dei teologi, se è fedele alla Chiesa, onesta, realistica e creativa, ci aiuterà a raggiungere una maggiore chiarezza".
In base ai testi esaminati possiamo dire che, se è necessario approfondire con libertà alcune questioni dottrinali, e se è possibile ad un semplice teologo far conoscere alle autorità magisteriali i problemi suscitati dall'insegnamento in se stesso, nelle giustificazioni che ne sono proposte o ancora nella maniera con cui è presentato, quanto ciò potrà esser compiuto lecitamente da membri della Chiesa docente, per di più Cardinali, cioè i primi consiglieri del Papa?

Sempre nell'ambito di questo genere di obiezioni, il Sig. Walford si premura di affermare che non è possibile una "correzione formale" del Papa in materia di fede; egli afferma che "In termini di azioni personali come la correzione di San Paolo verso San Pietro, il cui comportamento, secondo San Paolo, era contrario a quello di un Papa, oppure alla peccaminosità dei Papi medievali, allora sì, è possibile una correzione, ma in relazione a questioni di fede o di morale insegnata come parte del magistero non è possibile".

Questa affermazione vien confutata dalla storia della Chiesa, che ci offre il caso di due Papi, il primo condannato, il secondo corretto, per motivi esclusivamente dottrinali.

Il primo Papa pluricondannato fu Onorio I († 638), irreprensibile nella sua vita privata, ma oggettivamente responsabile di aver favorito l’eresia monotelita. Non entriamo nel merito della questione se oggi si possa considerare formalmente eretico o meno; certamente fu scomunicato (post mortem) e ricevette quattro condanne: la prima da parte del Concilio Costantinopolitano III (680–681), la seconda da Papa Leone II (683), la terza dal Concilio di Nicea II (787), la quarta dal Concilio Costantinopolitano IV (869–870).

Il secondo Papa, che errò in alcuni dei suoi atti di magistero ordinario, fu Giovanni XXII (1249-1334. Egli venne ammonito dal nipote, il Card. Bertrand du Pouget (1280–1352), e così poté ritrattare, poco prima di morire, alcune affermazioni che oggi sarebbero considerate eretiche: Giovanni XXII aveva infatti sostenuto, in tre omelie pronunciate ad Avignone tra il 1 novembre 1331 e il 5 gennaio 1332, che le anime dei giusti non sarebbero ammesse alla visione beatifica subito dopo la morte o dopo aver terminato il Purgatorio, ma solo dopo la Resurrezione e il Giudizio universale. Anche in questo caso il motivo della correzione fu esclusivamente dottrinale.

Dobbiamo anche dire che il motivo per cui Pietro meritò l'ammonizione da parte di San Paolo, non fu solo "in termini di azione personale"; si trattò di un vero scandalo in materia di fede, in quanto il comportamento del primo Papa – sebbene egli stesso avesse le idee ben chiare (infatti si comportava da ipocrita; cf. Gal 2, 13) – non era secondo la verità del Vangelo (Gal 2, 14): avrebbe potuto indurre a credere che alcuni precetti della legge mosaica detenessero ancora una qualche forza obbligante, e che i pagani dovessero vivere alla maniera dei Giudei.

In ogni caso, i quattro Cardinali non hanno minimamente accennato, né nei "dubia", né nella ultima lettera e richiesta di udienza, ad una possibile correzione; essa è, almeno per ora, più una preoccupazione di una certa frangia di ultra-allineati, che dei Cardinali stessi. [Qui è opportuno chiarir meglio: vedi nota 1 -ndR]

È evidente che questi ultimi non hanno certo piacere di andare verso una qualsiasi forma di scontro, ma cercano piuttosto, in tutti i modi, di parlare col Papa, per risolvere nella carità tutta la questione.

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E ora prendiamo in esame gli argomenti del Sig. Walford, secondo i quali le preoccupazioni e i "dubia" dei Cardinali sarebbero infondati. Per far questo, mi limito a rispondere ad una serie di domande che l'autore della lettera pone ai cardinali stessi, verso la fine del suo testo.

D. 1 – "Era scandaloso il fatto che Dio usasse una prostituta pagana impenitente, Rahab, per aiutare 'la storia della salvezza'?".
R. – L'aiuto di Rahab a "la storia della salvezza" non è dovuto al fatto che fosse prostituta. Da questo fatto si può dedurre invece che anche le prostitute (per di più infedeli) possono fare opere buone, con l'aiuto della grazia attuale; ma ciò non implica che Rahab, pur avendo collaborato alla storia della salvezza, avesse avuto in quel momento la grazia santificante (condizione oggi imprescindibile per potere accostarsi all'Eucarestia).

D. 2 – "Era scandaloso il fatto che Gesù rimanesse in attesa di una donna adultera presso il pozzo di Giacobbe e che le concedesse immediatamente la grazia dell’evangelizzazione? Era scandaloso il fatto che non le dicesse di lasciare l’uomo con cui stava o di vivere come fratello e sorella?".
R. – Il fatto riportato indica che chi è in stato di peccato può parlar bene di Gesù Cristo, e che non è richiesto essere in stato di grazia per farlo; al contrario è insegnamento costante della Chiesa che bisogna essere in stato di grazia per poter fare la Santa Comunione. Così insegnava San Giovanni Paolo II: "Desidero quindi ribadire che vige e vigerà sempre nella Chiesa la norma con cui il Concilio di Trento ha concretizzato la severa ammonizione dell'apostolo Paolo affermando che, al fine di una degna ricezione dell'Eucaristia, 'si deve premettere la confessione dei peccati, quando uno è conscio di peccato mortale' (Ecclesia de Eucharistia 36)".

D. 3 – "Era scandaloso il fatto che Gesù avesse inserito un nuovo canone nella legge di Mosè per salvare una donna adultera dalla sentenza che meritava? In questo caso, lo spirito della legge ha superato quello della legge scritta per portarla alla salvezza?".
R. – Lo spirito della legge ha perfezionato l'antica legge scritta, per portare alla salvezza quella donna, non semplicemente sottraendola alla lapidazione, ma liberandola anche dalla morte eterna.
Per questo Gesù non si è limitato a rimandarla libera, ma le ha anche detto di "non peccare più"; e così le ha garantito che non sarebbe più stata in condizione di non poter far altro che peccare.
La nuova legge dello Spirito infatti fa compiere tutti gli atti salutari, nonostante la debolezza dell'uomo dopo il peccato originale. Come insegna il Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica, al § 1972, "la Legge nuova è chiamata […] legge di grazia, perché, per mezzo della fede e dei sacramenti, conferisce la forza della grazia per agire", quindi anche quella di non peccare più e di non commettere adulterio.

D. 4 – "Che cosa otteniamo spiritualmente nel combattere contro quelle anime piene di grazia appartenenti ai divorziati e risposati che sinceramente desiderano l’unione sacramentale con Gesù? Crediamo che non sia possibile ottenere nulla per loro? Le parole di Gesù: 'Colui che viene a me, io non lo caccerò fuori' (Gv 6, 37) non valgono dunque per loro?".
R. – In primo luogo è da dimostrare che le anime dei divorziati risposati conviventi "more uxorio" siano piene di grazia. Questa affermazione ci fa pensare che il SIg. Walford non abbia ben chiara la distinzione tra grazia attuale (grazia che muove i peccatori a compiere buone azioni, preparandoli alla giustificazione, non necessariamente conseguita per il fatto di compiere i suddetti atti), e grazia santificante.
Inoltre, ribadire a tutti i cari fratelli che non sono in grazia di Dio che non possono ricevere la Santa Comunione non implica che si combatta contro di essi: come non combatteva contro di loro Benedetto XVI, quando affermava in "Sacramentum Caritatis" che "i divorziati risposati, tuttavia, nonostante la loro situazione, continuano ad appartenere alla Chiesa, che li segue con speciale attenzione, nel desiderio che coltivino, per quanto possibile, uno stile cristiano di vita attraverso la partecipazione alla santa Messa, pur senza ricevere la Comunione, l'ascolto della Parola di Dio, l'Adorazione eucaristica, la preghiera, la partecipazione alla vita comunitaria, il dialogo confidente con un sacerdote o un maestro di vita spirituale, la dedizione alla carità vissuta, le opere di penitenza, l'impegno educativo verso i figli" (sottolineatura nostra) .

D. 5 – "Che cosa è cambiato dall’affermazione del Santo Papa Pio IX, secondo cui i matrimoni civili per i cattolici sono 'nient’altro che un disonorevole e letale concubinaggio' (Allocuzione 'Acerbissimum vobiscum'), a Papa Benedetto XVI che afferma che le sofferenze di queste persone sono un 'dono per la Chiesa' (Incontro Mondiale delle Famiglie, 2 giugno 2012)?".
R. – Le due affermazioni non sono contraddittorie, ma esprimono concetti diversi: le parole di Benedetto XVI ci insegnano che la sofferenza – data dalla consapevolezza di essere in peccato e di non poter accostarsi alla S. Comunione – può essere unita alle sofferenze di Cristo; da tutte queste sofferenze unite possono scaturire le grazie attuali sufficienti per muovere la volontà del peccatore stesso, in modo che egli possa un giorno vivere in grazia di Dio. Del resto Benedetto XVI, dal cui cuore è sgorgata questa altissima considerazione, non la considerava una premessa per potersi accostare ai Sacramenti in stato di peccato.

Considerazioni finali
  1. – La lettera del Sig. Walford contiene gravissime imprecisioni e travisamenti, sia nella sua sintesi circa l'obbedienza al Magistero, sia negli argomenti portati a sostegno delle sue obiezioni e domande ai quattro Cardinali.
  2. – Gli errori sono anche di natura logica, in quanto, come abbiamo visto, traggono conclusioni più ampie delle premesse: cosa c'entra, ad esempio, la prostituta Rahab con i divorziati civilmente risposati? Si tratta di un caso completamente diverso.
  3. – Al pari di tutti coloro che vogliono coprire ad oltranza le ambiguità dottrinali presenti in "Amoris laetitia", anche il Sig. Walford ripropone il falso dilemma "Comunione sì – Misericordia / Comunione no – durezza di cuore", quando invece è misericordia spiegare a chi vive in stato di peccato perché non può accostarsi ai Sacramenti dei vivi. "Misericordia e verità s'incontreranno" (Sal 84 (85), 11).
    A meno che non si voglia accusare di esser stato poco misericordioso proprio quel Papa che ha introdotto la festa della Divina Misericordia, che è stato portato in Paradiso ai primi vespri di quella stessa festa – segno di gradimento del Cielo – e che però ha sempre ribadito che chi vive in stato di peccato non può comunicarsi.
  4. – E poi, diciamo la verità, se fosse così semplice risolvere i "dubia" dei Cardinali, perché il Papa non li riceve e non risponde? E se "Amoris laetitia" fosse così chiara come la presenta il Sig Walford, perché abbiamo tante indicazioni pastorali, di intere conferenze episcopali, così contrastanti?
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1. Nota di Chiesa e post-concilio
Di fatto in una intervista a Edward Pentin, corrispondente romano di NCRegister il Cardinale Raymond Leo Burke ha affermato che i cardinali stanno prendendo in considerazione l'idea di una “correzione formale”, nel caso il Papa dovesse mancare di rispondere alle loro perplessità. Successivamente lo ha confermato, e poi anche ribadito a più riprese, spiegando che un tale atto di correzione formale, pur essendo qualcosa di raro nella vita della Chiesa, non è senza precedenti. Nel XIV secolo Papa Giovanni XXII venne pubblicamente sfidato da cardinali, vescovi e teologi laici dopo aver negato la dottrina secondo la quale le anime dei giusti sono ammesse alla visione beatifica dopo la morte, insegnando invece che essa è rimandata fino alla risurrezione generale alla fine dei tempi. Infine Papa Giovanni ritrattò la sua posizione, in parte grazie al fatto che teologi dell'Università di Parigi avevano pubblicato una lettera congiunta, che professava totale obbedienza al papa, pur facendogli presente che il suo insegnamento contraddiceva la fede cattolica. Burke ha definito la procedura del correggere gli errori di un pontefice un "modo di salvaguardare il suo ufficio e il relativo esercizio. Ed ha chiarito: "Tutto ciò nell' assoluto rispetto per l'ufficio del Successore di Pietro". 
Indubbiamente si tratta di una questione spinosa che il Card. Burke e i suoi confratelli intendono gestire con la massima correttezza. I tempi si allungano e rendono la vicenda sempre più sconcertante. In ogni caso, in una più recente occasione, il card. Burke così si è espresso: “Non dobbiamo far altro che sanare la situazione, ancora una volta in modo rispettoso; il che semplicemente significa formulare la risposta alle domande [dei dubia] in base all'insegnamento costante della Chiesa e renderla nota pubblicamente per il bene delle anime”.

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          Owners and Leaders of design firms with ‘succession planning’ to-do   
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          Top 10 discoveries about waves    

Gravitational radiation reminds science of its debts to the physics of waves

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surfer on a wave

CATCH A WAVE Physicists are the surfers of science, with a long history of fascination with waves.

Physics fans are a lot like surfers. Both think waves are really fun.

For surfers, it’s all about having a good time. For physicists, it’s about understanding some of nature’s most important physical phenomena. Yet another detection of gravitational waves, announced June 1, further reinvigorates the world’s science fans’ excitement over waves.

Waves have naturally always been a topic of scientific and mathematical interest. They play a part in an enormous range of physical processes, from heat and light to radio and TV, sonograms and music, earthquakes and holograms. (Waves used to even be a common sight in baseball stadiums, but fans got tired of standing up and down and it was really annoying anyway.)

Many of science’s greatest achievements have been discoveries of new kinds of waves or new insights into wave motion. Identifying just the Top 10 such discoveries (or ideas) is therefore difficult and bound to elicit critical comments from cult members of particular secret wave societies. So remember, if your favorite wave isn’t on this list, it would have been No. 11.

10.  Thomas Young: Light is a wave.

In the opening years of the 19th century, the English physician Young tackled a long-running controversy about the nature of light. A century earlier, Isaac Newton had argued forcibly for the view that light consisted of (very small) particles. Newton’s contemporary Christiaan Huygens strongly disagreed, insisting that light traveled through space as a wave.

Through a series of clever experiments, Young demonstrated strong evidence for waves. Poking two tiny holes in a thick sheet of paper, Young saw that light passing through created alternating bands of light and darkness on a surface placed on the other side of the paper. That was just as expected if light passing through the two holes interfered just as water waves do, canceling out when crest met trough or enhancing when crests met “in phase.” Young did not work out his wave theory with mathematical rigor and so Newton’s defenders resisted, attempting to explain away Young’s results.

But soon Augustin Jean Fresnel in France worked out the math of light waves in detail. And in 1850, when Jean-Bernard-Léon Foucault showed that light travels faster in air than water, the staunchest Newton fans had to capitulate. Newton himself would have acknowledged that light must therefore consist of waves. (Much later, though, Einstein found a way that light could in fact consist of particles, which came to be called photons.)

9. Michelson and Morley: Light waves don’t vibrate anything.

Waves are vibrations, implying the need for something to vibrate. Sound vibrated molecules in the air, for instance, and ocean waves vibrated molecules of water. Light, supposedly, vibrated an invisible substance called the ether.

In 1887, Albert A. Michelson and his collaborator Edward Morley devised an experiment to detect that ether. Earth’s motion through the ether should have meant that light’s velocity would depend on its direction. (Traveling with the Earth’s motion, light’s speed wouldn’t be the same as traveling at right angles to the direction of motion.) Michelson and Morley figured they could detect that difference by exploiting the interference phenomena discovered by Young. But their apparatus failed to find any ether effect. They thought their experiment was flawed. But later Einstein figured out there actually wasn’t any ether.

8. James Clerk Maxwell: Light is an electromagnetic wave.

Maxwell died in 1879, the year Einstein was born, and so did not know there wasn’t an ether. He did figure out, though, that both electricity and magnetism could be explained by stresses in some such medium.

Electric and magnetic charges in the ether ought to generate disturbances in the form of waves, Maxwell realized. Based on the strengths of those forces he calculated that the waves would travel at the fantastic speed of 310 million meters per second, suspiciously close to the best recent measurements of the speed of light (those measurements ranged from 298 million to 315 million meters per second). So Maxwell, without the benefit of ever having watched NCIS on TV, then invoked Gibbs’ Rule 39 (there’s no such thing as a coincidence) and concluded that light was an example of an electromagnetic wave.

“It seems we have strong reason to conclude that light itself (including radiant heat, and other radiations if any) is an electromagnetic disturbance in the form of waves propagated through the electromagnetic field,” he wrote in 1864. His “other radiations, if any” turned out to be an entire spectrum of all sorts of cool waves, from gamma radiation to radio signals.

7. Heinrich Hertz: Radio waves.

Not very many people took Maxwell seriously at first. A few, though, known as the Maxwellians, promoted his ideas. One physicist who had faith in Maxwell, or at least in his equations, was Hertz, who performed experiments in his lab in Karlsruhe, Germany, that successfully produced and detected radio waves, eventually to be exploited by propagandists to spread a lot of illogical nonsense on talk radio.

His success inspired much more respect for the equations in Maxwell’s theory, which Hertz found almost magical: “It is impossible to study this wonderful theory without feeling as if the mathematical equations had an independent life and an intelligence of their own, as if they were wiser than ourselves,” Hertz said. His prime experimental success came in 1887, the same year that Michelson and Morley failed to detect the ether. Hertz died in 1894, long before his discovery was put to widespread use.

6. John Michell: Seismic waves.

Michell, an English geologist and astronomer, was motivated by the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755 to investigate the cause of earthquakes. In 1760 he concluded that “subterraneous fires” should be blamed, noting that volcanoes — “burning mountains” — commonly occur in the same neighborhood as frequent earthquakes.

Michell noted that “the motion of the earth in earthquakes is … partly propagated by waves, which succeed one another sometimes at larger and sometimes at smaller distances.” He cited witness accounts of quakes in which the ground rose “like the sea in a wave.” Much later seismologists developed a more precise understanding of the seismic waves that shake the Earth, using them as probes to infer the planet’s inner structure.

5. Wilhelm Röntgen: X-rays.

Roentgen's first x-ray of his wife's handWhen Hertz discovered radio waves, he knew he was looking for the long-wavelength radiation foreshadowed in Maxwell’s equations. But a few years later, in 1895, Röntgen found the radio wave counterpart of the opposite end of the electromagnetic spectrum — by accident.

Mysterious short-wavelength rays of an unknown type (therefore designated X) emerged when Röntgen shot cathode rays (beams of electrons) through a glass tube. Röntgen suspected that his creation might be a new kind of wave among the many Maxwell had anticipated: “There seems to exist some kind of relationship between the new rays and light rays; at least this is indicated by the formation of shadows,” Röntgen wrote. Those shadows, of course, became the basis for a revolutionary medical technology.

Besides providing a major new tool for observing shattered bones and other structures inside the body, X-rays eventually became essential tools for scientific investigation in astronomy, biology and other fields. And they shattered the late 19th century complacency of physicists who thought they’d basically figured everything out about nature. Weirdly, though, X-rays later turned out to be particles sometimes, validating Einstein’s ideas that light had an alter ego particle identity. (By the way, it turned out that X-rays aren’t the electromagnetic waves with the shortest wavelengths — gamma rays can be even shorter. Maybe they would be No. 11.)

4. Epicurus: The swerve.

Not exactly a wave in the ordinary sense, the swerve was a deviation from straight line motion postulated by the Greek philosopher Epicurus around 300 B.C. Unlike Aristotle, Epicurus believed in atoms, and argued that reality was built entirely from the random collisions of an infinite number of those tiny particles. Supposedly, he thought, atoms would all just fall straight down to the center of the universe unless some unpredictable “swerve” occasionally caused them to deviate from their paths so they would bounce off each other and congregate into complex structures.

It has not escaped the attention of modern philosophers that the Epicurean unpredictable swerve is a bit like the uncertainty in particle motions introduced by quantum mechanics. Which has its own waves. 

3. Louis de Broglie: Matter waves.

In the early 1920s, de Broglie noticed a peculiar connection between relativity and quantum physics. Max Planck’s famous quantum formula related energy to frequency of a wave motion. Einstein’s special relativity related energy to the mass of a particle. De Broglie thought it would make a fine doctoral dissertation to work out the implications of two seemingly separate things both related to energy. If energy equals mass (times the speed of light squared) and energy equals frequency (time Planck’s constant), then voilà, mass equals frequency (times some combination of the constants). Therefore, de Broglie reasoned, particles (of mass) ought to also exist as waves (with a frequency).

That might have seemed wacky, but Einstein read de Broglie’s thesis and thought it made sense. Soon Walter Elsasser in Germany reported experiments that supported de Broglie, and in America Clinton Davisson and coworkers demonstrated conclusively that electrons did in fact exhibit wave properties.

De Broglie won the physics Nobel Prize in 1929; Davisson shared the 1937 Nobel with George Thomson, who had conducted similar experiments showing electrons are waves. Which was ironic, because George’s father, J.J. Thomson, won the 1906 Nobel for the work that revealed the existence of the electron as a particle. Eight decades later Ernst Ruska won a Nobel for his design of a powerful microscope that exploited the electron’s wave behavior.

2. Max Born: Probability waves.

De Broglie’s idea ignited a flurry of activity among physicists trying to figure out how waves fit into quantum theory. Niels Bohr, for instance, spent considerable effort attempting to reconcile the dual wave-particle nature of both electrons and light. Erwin Schrödinger, meanwhile, developed a full-fledged “wave mechanics” to describe the behavior of electrons in atoms solely from the wave perspective. Schrödinger’s math incorporated a “wave function” that was great for calculating the expected results of experiments, even though some experiments clearly showed electrons to be particles.

Born, a German physicist and good friend of Einstein’s, deduced the key to clarifying the wave function: It was an indicator of the probability of finding the particle in a given location. Combined with Werner Heisenberg’s brand-new uncertainty principle, Born’s realization led to the modern view that an electron is wavelike in the sense that it does not possess a definite location until it is observed. That approach works fine for all practical purposes, but physicists and philosophers still engage in vigorous debates today about the true physical status of the wave function.

1. LIGO: Gravitational waves.

graph of gravitational wave detectionSoon after he completed his general theory of relativity, Einstein realized that it implied the possibility of gravitational radiation — vibrations of spacetime itself.  He had no idea, though, that by spending a billion dollars, physicists a century later could actually detect those spacetime ripples. But thanks to lasers (which maybe would have been No. 11), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory — two huge labs in Louisiana and Washington state — captured the spacetime shudders emitted from a pair of colliding black holes in September 2015.

That detection is certainly one of the most phenomenal experimental achievements in the history of science. It signaled a new era in astronomy, providing astronomers a tool for probing the depths of the universe that are obscured from view with Maxwell’s “other radiations, if any.” For astronomy, gravitational radiation is the wave of the future. 

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          Why quantum mechanics might need an overhaul   

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg says current debates suggest need for new approach to comprehend reality

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Steven Weinberg

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, a physicist at the University of Texas at Austin, was once happy with quantum mechanics. But now he thinks that some more general theory may be needed to resolve long-standing disputes about the meaning of quantum mechanical math.

SAN ANTONIO — Quantum mechanics is science’s equivalent of political polarization.

Voters either take sides and argue with each other endlessly, or stay home and accept politics as it is. Physicists either just accept quantum mechanics and do their calculations, or take sides in the never-ending debate over what quantum mechanics is actually saying about reality.

Steven Weinberg used to be happy with quantum mechanics as it is and didn’t worry about the debates. But as he has thought about it over the years, the 83-year-old Nobel laureate has reassessed.

“Now I’m not so sure,” he declared October 30 in San Antonio at a session for science writers organized by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. (Disclosure: I am a member of the CASW board.) “I’m not as happy about quantum mechanics as I used to be, and not as dismissive of its critics.”

One reason Weinberg thinks there’s a need for a new chapter in the quantum story is that those who think everything is fine with quantum mechanics take different sides in the debates about it.

“It’s a bad sign in particular that those physicists who are happy about quantum mechanics, and see nothing wrong with it, don’t agree with each other about what it means,” Weinberg says.

Quantum mechanics stirred up consternation from its beginnings. More than a century ago, physicists such as Max Planck, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr showed that standard 19th century physics was inadequate for explaining various features of heat, light and atoms. By the 1920s, other physicists, including Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Paul Dirac and Max Born, developed those early realizations into the full-fledged quantum mechanical math that today lies at the foundation of physical understanding of just about everything. Quantum mechanics, Weinberg noted, is the “basis of our understanding of not only atoms, but also atomic nuclei, electrical conduction, magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, semiconductors, superconductors, white dwarf stars, neutron stars, nuclear forces and elementary particles.”

But quantum theory’s explanatory power has come at a substantial price: the need to accept counterintuitive weirdness about reality that many physicists, including such pioneers as Einstein and Schrödinger, refused to accept.

One such objectionable aspect was the quantum rejection of Newtonian determinism, the belief that all events are fully determined by preceding circumstances. You can calculate exactly where a baseball will land, for instance, if you know its velocity and direction when it gets hit by a bat. Quantum mechanics, to the contrary, imposes a probabilistic element into the description of natural processes. When an electron bounces off an atom, no one can predict exactly which direction the electron will go; quantum mechanics just permits you to calculate the odds that it will go one direction or another. A mathematical formula called the wave function provides the instructions for calculating where an electron is likely to be — when you make a measurement of the electron, you are most likely to find it where its probability wave is most intense. Repeated measurements would find a range of results corresponding to the probabilities that the quantum math specifies.

Einstein objected, saying God does not play dice. He further objected to another weird aspect of quantum mechanics, involving its description of pairs of particles separated at birth. Two photons emerging from a single atom, for instance, could fly very far apart yet share a single quantum description; making a measurement on one can reveal something about the other, no matter how far away it is.

Attempts to explain these conundrums fall into two broad categories, Weinberg said: “instrumentalist” and “realist.” Instrumentalists contend that the wave function is merely a tool for calculating the results of experiments — there’s no way to know anything more about reality. Devotees of the realist approach contend that the wave function is a real thing out in the world, evolving over time, and at a fundamental level it is responsible for what’s really happening.

Weinberg finds the instrumentalist view unattractive. It’s “so ugly to imagine that we have no knowledge of anything out there — we can only say what happens when we make a measurement,” he says. “The instrumentalist approach takes the attitude that we just don’t know what’s going on out there.”

On the other hand, the realist view does say what’s going on “out there,” but at the cost of enormous complexity, in the form of a countless number of independent streams of reality. “What’s going on out there is a wave function that is progressing with time in a perfectly deterministic but incredibly complicated way,” Weinberg says. In this view, all possible outcomes of quantum processes (that is, everything) come to pass in one stream or another (even though nobody is aware of any of the other streams, or “histories”).

Weinberg would prefer a reality with one history. But apart from that preference, the realist approach does not explain why measurement results observe the rules of quantum probabilities. If everything actually does happen in the various histories, there seems to be no reason why the quantum rules for probability would apply inside any one stream.

So Weinberg thinks there might be something beyond quantum mechanics, a deeper theory that introduces probabilities at a fundamental level, rather than requiring a human to make measurements to get the probabilities to show up. And there is a line of research attempting to generalize quantum mechanics along those lines. But so far a compelling theory that succeeds in generalizing quantum mechanics does not exist.

Perhaps a replacement for today’s quantum theory will come together any time now. Or perhaps not. “Maybe it’s just the way we express the theory is bad,” Weinberg says, “and the theory itself is right.”

Or possibly a surprise is in store.

“There’s always a third possibility,” Weinberg said, “that’s there’s something else entirely, that we’re going to have a revolution in science which is as much of a break with the past as quantum mechanics is a break from classical physics. That’s a possibility. It may be that a paper from a graduate student tomorrow morning will lay it out. By definition I don’t know what that would be.”

In any case, Weinberg observed, there’s a danger in evaluating any theory in terms of contemporary philosophical prejudices. Newtonian gravity, Weinberg noted, was itself regarded as unacceptable by many scientists of his era.

“Newton’s theory … seemed unpalatable to his contemporaries,” Weinberg said. Newtonian gravity was action at a distance, with no tangible pushing or pulling guiding the planets in their orbits. That “seemed like the introduction of an occult element into science, and was rejected for that reason by the followers of Descartes,” Weinberg said. Furthermore, “the force of gravitation was something that couldn’t be deduced from fundamental philosophical considerations and was rejected in part for that reason by the followers of Leibniz.” And Newton also did away with the dreams of Kepler and others to deduce the size of planetary orbits from fundamental principles.

Yet over time, Newton’s theory compiled an impressive list of successes (much like quantum mechanics has).

“By the end of the 18th century, it was perfectly clear to everyone that Newton’s theory was correct, or at least a spectacularly successful approximation,” Weinberg said. “We can take the lesson that it’s not really a good idea to hold new physical theories too strictly up to some preexisting philosophical standard. We have to go with it and see where it takes us — and see whether or not perhaps we have to change our philosophical standards.”

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          Seminário na Fafich discute desafios da TV latino-americana   

Como pensar a TV latino americana contemporânea e suas novas tendências? Essa será a discussão em pauta no Seminário América Latina de Comunicação e Cultura, agendado para os dias 5 e 6 de julho, no Auditório Professor Baesse, da Fafich. O evento é gratuito, e os interessados devem se inscrever por meio de formulário eletrônico.

Para a terceira edição do evento, os eixos escolhidos são Temas e agendas, Perspectivas e TV Pública. O intuito é promover o entendimento das televisões produzidas na América Latina no cenário atual, diante da sua importância cultural e política e dos inúmeros desafios que enfrentam num ambiente híbrido de mídia – marcado pela ascensão da internet.

Pesquisadores do Brasil, Colômbia, Argentina, Chile e Estados Unidos estão entre os palestrantes convidados. O evento é uma realização do Grupo de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura em Televisualidades (Comcult) do Departamento de Comunicação Social da UFMG.

Mais informações podem ser obtidas pelo e-mail selaccult@gmail.com. O evento pode ser acompanhado em sua página no Facebook.


          MotoGP - Ducati: in Germania via alla Pit board virtuale (MarcoZoccali)   
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          Guia Completo sobre Maquiagem Boticário: Tire Aqui suas Duvidas   

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Dicas de maquiagem Boticário

O Boticário ainda tem as coleções que possuem ação hidratante nos seus produtos, ou ainda o fator solar de proteção, sendo este a receber tonalidades mais quentes, que são a cara do verão, limitando um pouco o uso durante as demais estações, que combinam menos com cores tão vibrantes.

Estes produtos com ação hidratante e fator solar, também são muito propícios a compra pelas consumidoras, já que é importante o cuidado da pele, mesmo que a pele esteja totalmente pigmentada.

Devendo então considerar que a base e o corretivo preencham algum destes critérios, garantindo a proteção e saúde da pele.

Toda proteção com a pele do rosto se faz necessária, pois a intenção é retardar o envelhecimento e evitar o envelhecimento precoce da pele do rosto, sendo assim, todos os cuidados devem ser ponderados, principalmente a consulta com um dermatologista.

Um ritual diário deve ser feito por quem utiliza maquiagem passo a passo frequentemente, garantindo que sua limpeza seja plena e permitindo que a pele higienizada possa obter os cuidados necessários para a sua preservação.

Utilizando um sabonete apropriado para o tipo de pele, considerando uma limpeza profunda.

Além disso, o uso de tonificantes, em gel ou em loção, permitem que esta limpeza seja ainda mais profunda, removendo completamente as impurezas que permanecem entre os poros.

Para finalizar a higienização com o uso de um hidratante que proporcione uma pele mais bonita e viçosa.

Estes produtos devem ser sugeridos pelo dermatologista, que irá indica as formulações apropriadas para o tipo de pele, podendo ainda optar por produtos que tenham ações calmantes ou controladoras de oleosidade.

A esfoliação periódica da pele, irá promover uma renovação celular e vai também estimular o fluxo sanguíneo na região do rosto, contribuindo para uma pele mais saudável e com aspecto mais bonito e liso, devendo ser feito pelo menos a cada quinze dias.

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          Fisioterapia e amputação transtibial   


Amputação transtibial é definida como a retirada total ou parcial de um membro. Esse tipo de amputação, apesar de acarretar transtornos físicos e psicológicos ao paciente, é considerado como sendo de bom nível posicional, principalmente, para reabilitação e indicação de próteses.

 A técnica ortopédica evoluiu muito e desenvolveram-se componentes pré-fabricados e padronizados, possibilitando melhor reabilitação funcional com necessidade de participação efetiva do fisioterapeuta.

Dentre os níveis de amputação, a mais frequente é a transtibial, definida como a retirada total ou parcial de um membro nesta região, causando limitação funcional ao indivíduo2,3. Embora considerada como de bom prognóstico para uso de prótese, o amputado pode apresentar dificuldades importantes para locomoção, transferência e trocas posturais, e ainda, presença de dor no coto ou fantasma, baixa auto-estima, medo e depressão4

O coto é denominado membro residual, sendo considerado um novo membro, responsável pelo controle da prótese durante o ortostatismo e deambulação. É comum ocorrer algumas complicações após amputação, como deformidade em flexão, irregularidades ósseas, excesso de partes moles, cicatrização inadequada, neuromas dolorosos, complicações cutâneas ou comprometimento vascular, o que pode levar à incapacidade e redução nos níveis de qualidade de vida.

Assim, a partir da descrição dos aspectos evolutivos do uso de próteses em conjunto com os comprometimentos decorrentes da amputação e, definida a importância do processo de reabilitação aos envolvidos com agravos desta natureza, definiu-se como objetivo do presente estudo, o levantamento de informações sobre a amputação transtibial e a realização de descrições sobre
o perfil do paciente submetido à cirurgia em questão, assim como a intervenção do fisioterapeuta.

Causas e conseqüências das amputações

Estudos apontam a tendência de ocorrência de amputações devido, principalmente às insuficiências arteriais periféricas, complicações do diabetes mellitus, infecções severas, traumas, neoplasias e deformidades congênitas

A maior frequência de amputação transtibial ocorre na faixa etária de 50 a 75 anos, com destaque para complicações vasculares geralmente em indivíduos acima de 50 anos e, em seguida, condições traumáticas observadas em adultos jovens, devido a maior exposição ao trabalho e trânsito. Em crianças, as causas mais comuns de amputação incluem as deformidades congênitas, condições traumáticas ou por tratamento de doença maligna. Em relação à variável sexo, estudos mostraram que o maior índice de amputação ocorre em homens, em média 75% dos casos.

Mudanças pós-amputação

Com a amputação o paciente sofre grande alteração do potencial funcional músculo esquelético e dificuldades na adaptação a uma condição incapacitante, pois o mesmo necessita fazer mudanças na sua vida, desde alterações sociais, econômicas e até familiares.

Após a amputação, o indivíduo, muitas vezes, tem dificuldade em aceitar psicologicamente o coto, pois a deficiência física altera sua imagem corporal. Para que a reintegração corporal seja produtiva e positiva ao paciente amputado, o mesmo deve aceitar sua perda física, condição necessária para integrar funções de um membro mecânico, como a prótese, com seus próprios músculos, conseguindo, assim, domínio de seus movimentos.

Nível de amputação e atenção pré-operatória

O nível determinado para amputação do membro deve ser o mais longo possível, de acordo com as possibilidades de cada caso, sendo considerado o mais distal desejado, ou seja, acima da transição músculo-tendínea do gastrocnêmio2. O coto deve apresentar boa mobilidade e circulação sanguínea, ser recoberto por
um bom coxim músculo adiposo e pele sadia e não apresentar dor, assim possibilitará uma adaptabilidade satisfatória às próteses.

Além disso, há a necessidade de atenção para diversos aspectos referentes a fatores físicos contidos na avaliação pré-operatória, que podem proporcionar complicações no processo de reabilitação, como nível de visão e audição, estado circulatório, controle da bexiga e intestino, doença cardio-pulmonar relacionada, força dos músculos do tronco, mobilidade da coluna e pelve, equilíbrio e postura geral, viabilidade do membro e condições da pele, condições físicas e sociais, expectativas, adequações necessárias no domicílio e rede de suporte
para cuidado. Quaisquer dessas alterações devem ser consideradas para formulação de planos de ação específicos para cada paciente.

Objetivos da fisioterapia


O fisioterapeuta desempenha papel fundamental quanto à reeducação funcional, acompanhando o paciente em todos os estágios do programa de reabilitação, fazendo parte de equipe multidisciplinar, supervisionando e tratando desde o estágio pré e pós-operatório, na educação de mobilidade pré e pós-protética e, se necessário, em cuidados de manutenção das funções músculo-esqueléticas,

Nesse sentido, a presença do fisioterapeuta é importante no processo dinâmico, criativo, progressivo, educativo e, objetiva a restauração ótima do indivíduo, sua reintegração à família, comunidade e sociedade.

O tratamento deverá ser iniciado de forma precoce para recuperação funcional, com objetivo de acelerar a protetização e o retorno às atividades8. De maneira específica, os objetivos visam cicatrização e redução de edema, manter ou aumentar força muscular de ambos os membros, transferências e cuidados no leito, prevenir contraturas articulares do membro residual ou qualquer membro, instrução nos cuidados do membro residual e deambulação com muletas10.

São vários os fatores que devem ser considerados para prescrição adequada de tratamento, como presença de múltiplas afecções, independência funcional, autonomia, idade avançada, etiologia e nível de amputação, tempo de evolução entre amputação e início da reabilitação. Devido a tais fatores, é fundamental um trabalho multidisciplinar, que vise o desenvolvimento e participação ativa do paciente no seu tratamento4

Condutas terapêuticas

A fisioterapia deve ser realizada logo após a amputação, atuando no posicionamento correto no leito, dessensibilização do coto, exercícios ativo-assistidos, ativo-livres e isométricos, uso de bandagens, exercícios de propriocepção, trabalho do membro contralateral e membros superiores e treino de marcha6. Tendo como objetivo a manutenção da amplitude de movimento,
aumento de força muscular, equilíbrio e adaptações da marcha de acordo com a possibilidade do paciente, envolvendo orientação e condutas de prevenção e reabilitação.

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          O Pentecostes de Éfeso   
Corações «irrequietos» por serem «movidos pelo Espírito Santo», ou «eletrocardiogramas espirituais» fracos, lineares, «sem emoções»? Em qual categoria nos encontramos? Foi a principal pergunta formulada a cada cristão pelo Papa na homilia. No início da semana na qual «a Igreja nos prepara para receber o Espírito Santo e nos faz refletir sobre o Espírito Santo, pedindo-nos que rezemos a fim de que o Espírito Santo venha à Igreja, ao meu coração, à minha paróquia, à minha comunidade», o Papa convidou os cristãos a pôr-se «na expetativa deste dom do Pai que Jesus nos prometeu».

A meditação inspirou-se na primeira leitura do dia dedicada à pregação de São Paulo em Éfeso (Atos dos Apóstolos 19, 1-8). Imediatamente se nota, relevou, «que essa comunidade que tinha recebido a fé não conhecia o Espírito Santo». A ponto que, disse, esta leitura se poderia chamar «O Pentecostes de Éfeso», porque «sucedeu o mesmo que acontecera em Jerusalém».

E no entanto «aquele povo era crente». Mas quando Paulo lhes perguntou: «Recebestes o Espírito Santo quando abraçastes a fé?», eles responderam: «Nem sequer ouvimos que existe um Espírito Santo». Nesta narração deparamo-nos com a «realidade de uma Igreja composta por boas pessoas, gente de fé, que acreditava no Senhor Jesus», mas que «estava ali sem sequer conhecer este dom do Pai: o Espírito Santo». Então «Paulo impôs as mãos e teve início: “Desceu sobre eles o Espírito Santo e começaram a falar em línguas”».

O Pontífice explicou que, com a descida do Espírito Santo, para os discípulos de Éfeso «começou o impulso do coração porque o que move o nosso coração, o que nos inspira, que nos ensina» é ele: o Espírito «que move o coração», que alimenta «as emoções no coração». De resto, acrescentou, o próprio Jesus tinha dito: o Espírito «ensinará» e fará recordar «tudo o que vos ensinei».

O que aconteceu aos discípulos de Éfeso é uma experiência recorrente nas narrações do Novo Testamento, nas quais se encontram muitos personagens que «ouviram esta mensagem e mudaram de vida». Por exemplo, aprofundou o Pontífice, «podemos perguntar-nos: quem moveu Nicodemos a ir de madrugada a falar com Jesus?». Foi precisamente «aquela inquietude». E «quem moveu a samaritana depois de ter dado a água a Jesus, a entreter-se com ele a falar?». A resposta é que ela sentia que «o coração mudava». E ainda: «quem moveu a pecadora a ir ter com Ele e a lavar os seus pés com as suas lágrimas? E quem move tantas pessoas a aproximarem-se de Jesus? Pensemos naquela senhora, doente que perdia sangue: quem a moveu e inspirou aquele sentimento, aquela ideia: “Se eu tocar a bainha do seu manto, serei curada”?» A resposta é sempre a mesma: «o Espírito Santo», aquele que «move o coração».

Em seguida, o Papa, como de costume, atualizou a sua meditação aplicando-a à vida diária de cada cristão e formulando uma série de questões: «Sou como aqueles de Éfeso que nem sabiam se existia o Espírito Santo? Qual é o lugar que o Espírito Santo ocupa na minha vida, no meu coração? Sou capaz de o ouvir? Consigo pedir inspiração antes de tomar uma decisão ou dizer uma palavra ou fazer algo? O meu coração está tranquilo, sem emoções, um coração fixo?». De facto, acrescentou, o problema é que para «certos corações, se fizermos um eletrocardiograma espiritual, o resultado seria linear, sem emoções».

Essa realidade espiritual está descrita também nos evangelhos, recordou o Pontífice, se pensarmos, por exemplo, nos doutores da lei: «acreditavam em Deus, todos conheciam os mandamentos, mas o coração estava fechado, rígido, não se deixavam interpelar».

Eis, então, o fulcro da reflexão: é preciso «deixar-se interpelar pelo Espírito Santo». Alguém, disse o Papa, poderia objetar: «”Sim, ouvi isto... Mas, padre, isto é sentimentalismo?” — “Não, pode ser, mas não. Se fores pela estrada certa não é sentimentalismo”». Assim como pode acontecer de ouvir dizer: «Senti vontade de fazer isto, de ir visitar aquele doente ou mudar de vida ou deixar algo...». O importante é «sentir e discernir: discernir o que se sente no coração», porque «o Espírito Santo é o mestre do discernimento».

De facto, determinados impulsos são positivos: «uma pessoa que não sente esses impulsos no coração, que não discerne o que acontece, é uma pessoa com uma fé fria, uma fé ideológica. A sua fé é uma ideologia, eis tudo». Isto está descrito no Evangelho: «o drama dos doutores da lei que repreendiam Jesus».

Portanto, é preciso questionar-se: «Qual é a minha relação com o Espírito Santo? Rezo ao Espírito Santo? Peço luz ao Espírito Santo? Peço que me guie pelo caminho que devo escolher na minha vida todos os dias? Peço que me conceda a graça de distinguir o bom do menos bom? Porque se distingue imediatamente o bom do mau. Mas há aquele mau escondido que é menos bom, mas que escondeu o mau. Peço essa graça?».

No final das contas, a pergunta que o Papa hoje quis «semear» no coração de cada um foi: «Como é a minha relação com o Espírito Santo?». Isto é, cada cristão deveria perguntar-se: «Tenho um coração irrequieto porque é movido pelo Espírito Santo?», e: «Peço a graça de compreender o que acontece no meu coração?»; e por fim: «Quando tenho vontade de fazer algo, paro e peço ao Espírito Santo que me inspire, que me diga sim ou não ou só faço cálculos com a mente: “Isto sim porque caso contrário...?”».

O compromisso é pôr-se à escuta: «O que me diz o Espírito Santo?». Não é por acaso, recordou o Pontífice, que o apóstolo João no Apocalipse, dirigindo-se «a cada uma das sete igrejas daquele tempo, inicia assim: “Ouvi o que o Espírito diz às igrejas”». Portanto, concluiu, «peçamos hoje a graça de ouvir o que o Espírito diz à nossa Igreja, à nossa comunidade, à nossa paróquia, à nossa família e a mim, a cada um de nós: a graça de aprender esta linguagem para ouvir o Espírito Santo».

 Fonte: O Pentecostes de Éfeso

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          Vodafone refuerza su televisión con más contenido 4k y nuevos canales deportivos   

Vodafone Futbol 4k

Vodafone sigue reforzando su servicio de televisión para destacar sobre Movistar y Orange, sobre todo en lo que a contenido 4k se refiere, pero también puliendo su oferta con nuevos canales deportivos que no suponen ningún aumento de precio de los diferentes paquetes ya existentes.

En consonancia con su apuesta por ser el único operador que de momento emite contenidos en 4k desde que en febrero estrenara su nuevo descodificador compatible, Vodafone sigue completando su parrilla en ultra alta definición desde que hace cuatro meses iniciara su andadura con cuatro canales y compatibilidad con Netflix, poco después emitiera en exclusiva la final de la Champions en 4k, sumara películas 4k a su videoclub el mes pasado y ahora empice a sustituir canales en FHD por UHD.

De esta manera, los clientes que cuenten con un deco 4k, podrán disfrutar desde hoy de los contenidos de los canales decasa y Canal Cocina en ultra alta definición, de manera que no solo se apuesta por esta resolución en su paquete televisivo más completo sino que comienza a extenderse esta posibilidad al paquete TV Extra, aún disponible para su contratación aunque no se publicite si tienes TV Esencial.

Iberalia y Betis TV, ahora también en Vodafone One TV

Además de la mayor apuesta por el 4k, Vodafone también incluye desde hoy dos nuevos canales deportivos a su parrilla, complementando diferentes paquetes sin que la novedad suponga ningún cambio en el precio. Los nuevos canales y condiciones quedan de la siguiente manera:

  • Betis TV es el canal oficial del Real Betis Balompié con entrevistas exclusivas, reportajes y programas de cada una de sus secciones, así como retransmisiones en directo de los partidos de sus equipos durante los fines de semana. Estará disponible en exclusiva en Vodafone One TV, en los paquetes TV Total, ‘Vodafone Sport’ y ‘Vodafone Bares’.

  • Iberalia TV, el canal dedicado al mundo de la caza, pesca y naturaleza llega a Vodafone para dar forma al nuevo Pack Caza que incluye además al canal cazavisión por un coste que mantiene el precio de 7,14 euros mensuales durante tres meses pero se redondeará a 8 euros al mes el resto, es decir, por casi el mismo precio contarás con con dos canales en lugar de uno. Iberalia es el único canal temático que ofrece 5 estrenos semanales de producción propia sobre la caza y la pesca, siendo su objetivo comunicar las bondades de estas dos grandes aficiones, teniendo un papel determinante en el éxito de la conservación y sostenibilidad de la flora y fauna.

Así queda la oferta completa de Vodafone TV

En rojo estarán resaltados los canales 4k.

Nuevos Canales Vodafone Tv Julio 2017

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          Alertas de radares, incidencias de tráfico y asistencia, ahora gratis un año con Coyote y Vodafone   

VODAFONE OFRECE UN AÑO GRATIS DE LA APLICACIÓN “COYOTE” A LOS CLIENTES CON PLANES RED Y ONE

En línea con la tendencia de los grandes operadores de incluir más servicios para justificar unos precios inicialmente más altos, Vodafone refuerza durante este verano sus extras incluidos con un nuevo aliciente que ayudará a rentabilizar sus tarifas más completas si es que sacas partido de los servicios añadidos incluidos.

La nueva ventaja que Vodafone incluye desde hoy en sus tarifas M y L, tanto Red como One, llega en forma de acuerdo con Coyote Premium, la app de alertas en tiempo real de radares, incidencias de tráfico y asistencia de navegación, disponible tanto para actuales clientes como para los nuevos.

Coyote es un sistema colaborativo de asistencia a la conducción que proporciona información en tiempo real a sus 5 millones de usuarios en Europa mediante el que permite:

  • Recibir avisos sobre la ubicación de radares en España y en Europa (radares fijos, móviles, de tramo, de semáforo, y de cinturón).
  • Anticiparse a cualquier situación de riesgo gracias a la colaboración en tiempo real de los miembros de la comunidad Coyote que avisan de los incidentes de la carretera.
  • Llegar cómodamente a su destino con el avanzado sistema de navegación de la aplicación (cartografía 3D, tecnología “Lane Assist”, recálculo de itinerarios…).
  • Controlar la velocidad gracias a la visualización simultánea de la velocidad del vehículo y el límite permitido.

Un servicio Premium valorado en 8,99 euros mensuales que Vodafone ofrece de manera gratuita durante el primer año para quienes se den de alta en la app Coyote entre el 3 de julio y hasta el 30 de septiembre, activando la promoción desde un enlace que se recibirá vía SMS para validar el descuento que supone un ahorro de más de 100 euros.

Además, gracias al acuerdo alcanzado entre Vodafone y Coyote, una vez disfrutado del servicio sin coste durante el primer año, la cuota mensual pasará a 4,99 euros de manera indefinida, que se cobrará a través de la factura Vodafone para poder disfrutar de un descuento de 4 euros sobre su precio original.

Este nuevo extra adicional de Vodafone incluido en sus tarifas con llamadas ilimitadas será compatible con el resto de beneficios extras como la suscripción a HBO y TV Premium, Chat Zero o el Roaming válido también en EEUU.

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          Horizon Blue Cross BS   
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          On This Day in Math - July 1   

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty
a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, 
without appeal to any part of our weaker nature,
without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, 
yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. 
 The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, 
the sense of being more than Man, 
which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, 
is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.
--BERTRAND RUSSELL,


The 182nd day of the year; there are 182 connected bipartite graphs with 8 vertices. *What's So Special About This Number

The 182nd prime (1091) is the smaller of a pair of twin primes (the 40th pair, actually) *Math Year-Round ‏@MathYearRound(Students might convince themselves that it was not necessary to say it was the smaller of the pair.)

Language time:
182 is called a pronic, promic, or heteromecic and even an oblong number. Pronic Numbers are numbers that are the product of two consecutive integers; 2, 6, 12, 20, ..(doubles of triangular numbers).  Pronic seems to be a misspelling of promic, from the Greek promekes, for rectangular, oblate or oblong. Neither pronic nor promic seems to appear in most modern dictionaries. Richard Guy pointed out to the Hyacinthos newsgroup that pronic had been used by Euler in series one, volume fifteen of his Opera, so the mathematical use of the "n" form has a long history.

Oblong is from the Latin ob (excessive) + longus (long). The word oblong is also commonly used as an alternate name for a rectangle. In his translation of Euclid's "Elements", Sir Thomas Heath translates the Greek word eteromhkes[hetero mekes - literally "different lengths"] in Book one, Definition 22 as oblong. . "Of Quadrilateral figures, a square is that which is both equilateral and right-angled; an oblong that which is right angled but not equilateral...". (note that with this definition, a square is not a subset of rectangles.)


EVENTS

1349 Sometimes, a little astronomical knowledge can be a dangerous thing, even to those who possess it. A tale from medieval England is passed down from the chronicles of the scholar Thomas Bradwardine of a witch who attempted to force her will on the people through knowledge of an impending eclipse. Bradwardine, who had studied astronomical predictions of Arabian astronomers, saw through the ruse, and matched the prediction of the July 01, 1349 A.D. lunar eclipse with a more precise one of his own. No word survives as to the fate of the accused, but one can only suspect banishment or worse.*listosaur.com

1694 Opening of the University of Halle in Germany. Georg Cantor later taught there. *VFR

1770 – Lexell's Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u. *OnThisDay & Facts ‏@NotableHistory discovered by astronomer Charles Messier

1798 Napoleon’s fleet reached Alexandria, bearing Monge and Fourier.*VFR

1819 William George Horner’s (1786–1837) method of solving equations is presented to the Royal Society.*VFR In numerical analysis, the Horner scheme (also known as Horner algorithm), named after William George Horner, is an algorithm for the efficient evaluation of polynomials in monomial form. Horner's method describes a manual process by which one may approximate the roots of a polynomial equation. The Horner scheme can also be viewed as a fast algorithm for dividing a polynomial by a linear polynomial with Ruffini's rule. Student's often learn this process as synthetic division.  *Wik

1847 The United States issued its first two postage stamps. They pictured Benjamin Franklin and George Washington respectively [Scott #1-2]. *VFR

1852 Dirichlet delivers a memorial lecture at the Berlin Academy in honor of his close friend Jacobi, calling him the greatest member of the Academy since Lagrange. *VFR

1856 Weierstrass appointed Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Polytechnic School in Berlin. *VFR

In 1858, the Wallace-Darwin theory of evolution was first published at the Linnaean Society in London*. The previous month Charles Darwin received a letter from Alfred Wallace, who was collecting specimens in the East Indies. Wallace had independently developed a theory of natural selection - which was almost identical to Darwin's. The letter asked Darwin to evaluate the theory, and if worthy of publication, to forward the manuscript to Charles Lyell. Darwin did so, almost giving up his clear priority for he had not yet published his masterwork The Origin of Species. Neither Darwin nor Wallace were present for the oral presentation at the Linnaean Society, where geologist Charles Lyell and botanist Joseph Hooker presented both Wallace's paper and excerpts from Darwin's unpublished 1844 essay.*TIS
In his annual report the following May, society president Thomas Bell wrote, “The year which has passed has not, indeed, been marked by any of those striking discoveries which at once revolutionize, so to speak, the department of science on which they bear.” *Futility Closet

1873 From a letter dated July 1, 1873, in the Coast Survey files in the National Archives in Washington. Peirce writes, "Newcomb, in a paper .... says he finds that pendulums hung by springs twist and untwist as they oscillate and says this will affect the time of oscillation."The Charles S. Peirce-Simon Newcomb Correspondence by Carolyn Eisele.

1894 The New York Mathematical Society changed its name to the American Mathematical Society to reflect its national charter. [AMS Semicentennial Publications, vol. 1, p. 74]. *VFR

1908 International agreement to use SOS for distress signal signed. An International Radiotelegraphic Convention, ... met in Berlin in 1906. This body signed an international agreement on November 3, 1906, with an effective date of July 1, 1908. An extensive collection of Service Regulations was included to supplement the Convention, and in particular Article XVI adopted Germany's Notzeichen distress signal as the international standard, stating: "Ships in distress shall use the following signal: · · · — — — · · · repeated at brief intervals". *Citizens Compendium

1918 Florian Cajori (1859–1930) appointed professor of the history of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, one of the few such chairs in the the world. During the next twelve years he published 159 papers on the history of mathematics. *VFR

1948 The Bell System Technical Journal publishes the first part of Claude Shannon's "A Mathematical Theory of Communication", regarded as a foundation of information theory, introducing the concept of Shannon entropy and adopting the term Bit. *Wik

1964 The New York Times, in a full page ad, announced that Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward would play a game on an elliptical pool table. It had a pocket at one focus so that if the ball passed over the other focus it would bank off the rail into the pocket. [UMAP Journal, 4(1983), p. 176; Recreational Mathematics Magazine, no. 14, January-February 1964] *VFR

1980 A method of trisecting any given acute angle Origami is demonstrated. Hisashi Abe invented this idea and published in July, 1980 edition of the Japanese journal "Suugaku Seminar"(Mathematics Seminar). For this method, and more ways to trisect the angle, see this post.
*Takaya Iwamoto

2001 The last occurrence that there were 3 eclipses in one month, and of which two solar eclipses. For July 2000 being on 1st a partial solar eclipse, 16th a total lunar eclipse, and 31st a partial solar eclipse. The next occurrence with a month with 3 eclipses will be December 2206 with a partial solar eclipse on 1st and 30th and a total lunar eclipse on 16th. Ref. Fred Espenak 06/00 SEML. *NSEC

2010 Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman turned down the Clay Millineum prize of one million dollars, saying that he considers his contribution to proving the Poincaré conjecture to be no greater than that of Richard Hamilton, who introduced the theory of Ricci flow with the aim of attacking the geometrization conjecture. On March 18 It had been announced that he had met the criteria to receive the first Clay Millennium Prize for resolution of the Poincaré conjecture. *Wik

2015 Michael Elmhirst Cates, becomes the 19th Lucasian Professor of Mathematic at the University of Cambridge. Professor Cates is a physicist and Professor of Natural Philosophy and Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Edinburgh. Previous recognitions for Prof. Cates include Maxwell Medal and Prize (1991), the Paul Dirac Medal and Prize (2009), and the Weissenberg Award (2013). He will assume the chair from another Physicist, Michael Green. He follows a line that began with Isaac Barrow and Isaac Newton and includes Charles Babbage, Paul Dirac, and Stephen Hawking


BIRTHS

1646 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (July 1, 1646 – November 14, 1716) born in Leipzig, Germany. Leibniz occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. He developed the infinitesimal calculus independently of Isaac Newton, and Leibniz's mathematical notation has been widely used ever since it was published. He became one of the most prolific inventors in the field of mechanical calculators. While working on adding automatic multiplication and division to Pascal's calculator, he was the first to describe a pinwheel calculator in 1685[4] and invented the Leibniz wheel, used in the arithmometer, the first mass-produced mechanical calculator. He also refined the binary number system, which is at the foundation of virtually all digital computers. In philosophy, Leibniz is mostly noted for his optimism, e.g. his conclusion that our Universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created. Leibniz, along with René Descartes and Baruch Spinoza, was one of the three great 17th century advocates of rationalism. The work of Leibniz anticipated modern logic and analytic philosophy, but his philosophy also looks back to the scholastic tradition, in which conclusions are produced by applying reason to first principles or a priori definitions rather than to empirical evidence. Leibniz made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in biology, medicine, geology, probability theory, psychology, linguistics, and information science. He wrote works on politics, law, ethics, theology, history, philosophy, and philology. Leibniz's contributions to this vast array of subjects were scattered in various learned journals, in tens of thousands of letters, and in unpublished manuscripts. As of 2010, there is no complete gathering of the writings of Leibniz.*Wik

1779 John Farrar (July 1, 1779 – May 8, 1853) born at Lincoln, Massachusetts. As Hollis professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Harvard, he was responsible for a sweeping modernization of the science and mathematics curriculum, including the change from Newton’s to Leibniz’s notation for the calculus. *VFR

1788 Jean Victor Poncelet (July 1, 1788 – December 22, 1867) born in Metz, France. He taught engineering and mechanics, but had a hobby of much greater interest—projective geometry. *VFR French mathematician and engineer whose study of the pole and polar lines associated with conic led to the principle of duality. While serving as an engineer in Napoleon's 1812 Russian campaign as an engineer, he was left for dead at Krasnoy, but then captured. During his imprisonment he studied projective geometry and wrote a treatise on analytic geometry. Released in 1814, he returned to France, and in 1822 published Traité des propriétés projectives des figures in which he presented his fundamental ideas of projective geometry such as the cross-ratio, perspective, involution and the circular points at infinity. As a professor of mechanics (1825-35), he applied mechanics to improve waterwheels and was able to double their efficiency.*TIS

1848 Emil Weyr (1 July 1848 in Prague, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) - 25 Jan 1894 in Vienna, Austria) His father Frantisek Weyr, was a professor of mathematics at a realschule (secondary school) in Prague from 1855. Emil was four years older than his brother Eduard Weyr who also became a famous mathematician. Emil attended the realschule in Prague where his father taught, then studied at the Prague Polytechnic from 1865 to 1868 where he was taught geometry by Vilém Fiedler.
He studied in Italy with Cremona and Casorati during the academic year 1870-71 returning to Prague where he continued to teach. In 1872 he was elected to be Head of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists. In 1875 he was appointed as professor of mathematics at the University of Vienna. He, together with his brother Eduard Weyr, were the main members of the Austrian geometric school. They were interested in descriptive geometry, then in projective geometry and their interests turned towards algebraic and synthetic methods in geometry. Among many works Emil Weyr published were Die Elemente der projectivischen Geometrie and Über die Geometrie der alten Aegypter.
Emil Weyr led the geometry school in Vienna throughout the 1880's up until his death. Together with Gustav von Escherich, Emil Weyr founded the important mathematical journal Monatshefte fuer Mathematik und Physik in 1890. The first volumes of the journal contain papers written by his brother Eduard. In 1891 Emil Weyr became one of the first 19 founder members of the Royal Czech Academy of Sciences. *SAU

1906 Jean Dieudonn´e (1 July 1906 – 29 November 1992) born. *VFR French mathematician and educator known for his writings on abstract algebra, functional analysis, topology, and his theory of Lie groups. Dieudonné was one of the two main contributors to the Bourbaki series of texts. He began his mathematical career working on the analysis of polynomials. He worked in a wide variety of mathematical areas including general topology, topological vector spaces, algebraic geometry, invariant theory and the classical groups. *TIS



DEATHS


1957 Donald McIntosh (Banffshire, 13 January 1868 – Invernesshire, 1 July 1957) graduated from the University of Aberdeen and taught at George Watson's Ladies College in Edinburgh. He was appointed a Director of Education. He became Secretary of the EMS in 1899 and President in 1905. *SAU

1963 Bevan Braithwaite Baker (1890 in Edinburgh, Scotland - 1 July 1963 in Edinburgh, Scotland) graduated from University College London. After service in World War I he became a lecturer at Edinburgh University and was Secretary of the EMS from 1921 to 1923. He left to become Professor at Royal Holloway College London. *SAU

1971 Sir William Lawrence Bragg (31 Mar 1890; 1 Jul 1971 at age 81) was an Australian-English physicist and X-ray crystallographer who at the early age of 25, shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 (with his father, Sir William Bragg). Lawrence Bragg formulated the Bragg law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure: nλ = 2dsinθ which relates the wavelength of x-rays, λ, the angle of incidence on a crystal, θ, and the spacing of crystal planes, d, for x-ray diffraction, where n is an integer (1, 2, 3, etc.). Together, the Braggs worked out the crystal structures of a number of substances. Early in this work, they showed that sodium chloride does not have individual molecules in the solid, but is an array of sodium and chloride ions. *TIS

1983 Richard Buckminster Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was a U.S. engineer and architect who developed the geodesic dome, the only large dome that can be set directly on the ground as a complete structure, and the only practical kind of building that has no limiting dimensions (i.e., beyond which the structural strength must be insufficient). Fuller also invented a wide range of other paradigm-shifting machines and structural systems. He was especially interested in high-strength-to-weight designs, with a maximum of utility for minimum of material. His designs and engineering philosophy are part of the foundation of contemporary high-tech design aesthetics. He held over 2000 patents.*TIS
This is another one who died within two weeks of his date of birth. I must organize data on this...



Credits :
*CHM=Computer History Museum
*FFF=Kane, Famous First Facts
*NSEC= NASA Solar Eclipse Calendar
*RMAT= The Renaissance Mathematicus, Thony Christie
*SAU=St Andrews Univ. Math History
*TIA = Today in Astronomy
*TIS= Today in Science History
*VFR = V Frederick Rickey, USMA
*Wik = Wikipedia
*WM = Women of Mathematics, Grinstein & Campbell
          O, O, O,IT´S MAGIC / SEEKING ALPHA   

O, O, O, It's Magic

by: Brad Thomas
 

- All triple-net REITs grow earnings by utilizing spread investing.

- The higher the multiple, the lower the costs of capital, and that translates into BIGGER MARGINS.

- The low cost of capital (high equity multiple) is the most important competitive advantage in the net lease industry.

 
This article is one in a sequence of articles that I refer to as “If I Had To Own Just One REIT” series. As you may recall, I recently wrote on the Healthcare REIT sector and I selected Ventas, Inc. (VTR) as my top pick. I summed up my BUY recommendation as follows:
VTR is my favorite Healthcare REIT and one of the best managed REITs overall. While I don't consider the shares anywhere near bargain-pricing levels, I consider the stock soundly valued and worthy of an entry position. For a deep value investor, I would wait on a pullback, but I have no problem recommending shares at the current price point.
I also wrote on the Shopping Center REIT sector and I explained that “after surveying the list of vetted retail REITs and considering which of the companies are worthy of ownership, I find Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC) one of the best REITs to own.”
 
Given the more recent news and powerfully disruptive force in the retail sector – Amazon (AMZN), it’s critical that investors focus on QUALITY. As I explained in a recent Forbes article,
The best quality real estate with the highest sales productivity should thrive as successful retailers want to drive sales and inventory turnover..., Amazon is recognizing that to build a successful mousetrap, the blueprint must include REAL ESTATE.
In other words, it’s now more critical than ever to own Retail REITs that have the highest quality assets. There is no reason to be cute, hoping to capture outsized returns by investing a REIT like Spirit Realty (SRC) that leases to Shopko and formerly invested in a struggling grocer, Hagen. I summarized my thoughts in a recent article,
The cream always rises to the top, and today REIT investors have an opportunity to pick up shares in a stalwart REIT that has a superior low cost of capital advantage. It’s critical to always examine the underlying revenue generators of a REIT and remember that “quality is not free.
Now it’s time to continue the “If I Had To Own Just One REIT” series and today I’m writing on the Net Lease REIT sector. I’m sure you already know the company but in case you don’t here’s a clue…. O, O, O, It’s Magic.
 
 
The Basic Net Lease REIT Overview
 
Before I start on the discussion of Realty Income (O), let’s begin with a general overview of the Net Lease REIT sector. Net Lease REITs are different from Shopping Center REITs because their lease structure and growth drivers support a predictable revenue stream relative to other forms of retail real estate. This snapshot below compares Realty Income (and Net Lease REITs) with Shopping Center/Mall REITs:
 
 
 
 
One of the most important differentiators for Net Lease REITs is that they drive growth through acquisitions. When is the last time you saw a Mall REIT acquire a Mall? Net Lease REITs like Realty Income have a large pool to fish in – the sector is highly fragmented and there are opportunities to invest in practically every state in the U.S. (Realty Income owns properties in 49 states).
 
 
 
Here is a snapshot comparing Realty Income’s market capitalization with the Net Lease REIT peers:
 
 
 
Over the years, Realty Income has evolved into a massive Net Lease REIT with 4,980 properties located in 49 states and Puerto Rico. As you can see below, the company has a highly diversified portfolio spanning 49 states (not in HI):
 
 
 
 
It’s hard to fathom how much Realty Income has grown over the years, from one Taco Bell site to over 4,900 properties. The company now has incredible scale, well diversified by tenant, industry, geography, and to a certain extent, property type.
 
No tenant represents more than 6.8% of revenue as Realty Income has 250 commercial tenants, 45% are investment-grade rated (including 9 of the top 20 tenants):
 
 
 
As you can see, Whole Foods is not on the list of Top 20 tenants. During the first quarter, Realty Income added Kroger (NYSE:KR) to its top 20 tenants, representing 1.2% of annualized rental revenue. But more importantly, the top 15 tenants represent higher quality credit, less cyclical industries and greater diversification vs. 2009:
 
 
 
No industry represents more than 11.1% of rent and the company has considerable exposure to defensive industries: Top 10 industries represent strong diversification, significant exposure to non-discretionary, low price point, service-oriented industries:
 
 
Realty Income’s roots are in retail with growing exposure to mission-critical industrial properties:
 
 
 
Realty Income’s management team is highly experienced at sourcing deals and when the company invests in retail it seeks strong unit-level cash flow coverage (specific to each industry). The company seeks tenants with service, non-discretionary and/or low price point components to their business with favorable sales and demographic trends.
 
Keep in mind, there have been 13 retail bankruptcies in 2017 and 12 of them were related to apparel, electronics, and general merchandise. Realty Income has little exposure to these categories: 5 apparel BKs and O has 1.8% of ABR in apparel, 3 sporting goods BKs and O has 1.3% of ABR in sporting goods, and O has .30% exposure in electronics, 1.7% in general merchandise, and just .65% exposure in shoes (i.e. Payless BK).
 
Also, Realty Income has 3.67% exposure (based on ABR) to the grocery sector. The company has Wal-Mart and Kroger as Top 10 tenants. As I said earlier, it’s critical to invest in quality retail and that means avoid REITs that have exposure to weaker chains like Shopko (i.e. SRC) and Bi-Lo (i.e. WHLR).

What about Rite Aid (RAD)?
 
Of all of Realty Income’s tenants, Rite Aid is, in my opinion, the biggest watch list candidate. There is doubt regarding the Walgreen merger and RAD is highly leveraged (rated B by S&P). Realty Income has 69 RAD stores but I don’t consider this dire news given the fact that Realty Income has cherry-picked the real estate and the pharmacy sector is growing.
 
Who knows, maybe the RAD leases become Amazon leases… I’ll save that article for another day…
Realty Income remains comfortable with the momentum in the drugstore industry and continues to view the exposure favorably given the industry’s attractive demographic tailwinds, non-discretionary nature and continued growth from in-store pharmacy pickup.
 
Additionally, Walgreens and CVS (the top two drugstore tenants) have generated 15 consecutive quarters of positive same-store pharmacy sales growth.
 
Most importantly, over 90% of Realty Income’s retail portfolio has service, non-discretionary and/or low price point components. The Non-Retail-focused investments are Fortune 1000, primarily investment-grade rated companies.
 
 
 
The Magic Starts Right Here
 
All triple-net REITs grow earnings by utilizing spread investing; this simple formula is described as follows:
 
Cap Rate - Cost of Capital = Spread
 
By using this example, assume a triple-net REIT acquires standalone buildings at a 7% cap rate, and then, after subtracting the cost of capital (~5%), arrives at a spread (that's the profit margin) of ~2% (or 200 bps).
 
Over the years, I have been reading many articles on Seeking Alpha and other investing websites, and I'm amazed that most analysts miss the "most important thing" when it comes to net lease investing:
 
The Low Cost of Capital Advantage.
Let's consider the equity details related to spread investing.
 
To arrive at the earnings yield, one must divide the P/FFO ratio into 100. For example, a P/FFO of 21x divided by 100 is a 4.7% earnings yield. Since assuming Wall Street charges around 6.5% for equity, the earnings yield after issuance costs is .935 (100% - 6.5% = 93.5%).
 
So, the Nominal Cost of Equity is arrived at by dividing the 4.7% earnings yield by .935, or 5%.
 
With a 7% cap rate (on a purchase), the 5% NCE is equal to 2.0%. Thus, on a $100 million investment, there is $2 million in new profits for all shareholders. The same thing at 25x P/FFO equals a 4.27% NCE that translates into around $2.73 million (in profits) on a $100 million acquisition.
 
So, very simply, the higher the multiple, the lower the costs of capital, and that translates into BIGGER MARGINS.
 
AFFO yield = Annualized 2017 estimated AFFO ($3.06) divided by $56.67 stock price = 5.39%
 
Estimated cost of 10-year debt = 3.60%
 
Nominal Cost of Free Cash Flow = 0%
 
66% equity = 5.39% * (0.66) = 3.56%
 
34% debt = 3.60% * (.33) = 1.22%
 
WACC = 3.56% +1.22% = 4.78%
 
(In reality, it's actually lower than that, because O uses free cash flow instead of equity. Cash has a 0% nominal cost.)
 
Realty Income’s investment spreads relative to its weighted average cost of capital remained healthy in the first quarter, averaging 170 bps, which were well above the historical averages. Realty Income defined investment spreads as initial cash yield less the nominal first year weighted average cost of capital.
 
As illustrated below, the low cost of capital (high equity multiple) is the most important competitive advantage in the net lease industry:
 
 
Low cost of capital allows Realty Income to acquire the highest quality assets and leases in the net lease industry:
 
Realty Income avoids lease structures with above-market rents, which can often inflate initial cap rates:
 
 
Assuming identical real estate portfolio, consider two different lease structure scenarios...
 
 
Realty Income’s cost of capital advantage drives ability to source, fund, close on accretive M&A deals, like the ARCT transaction that closed in 2013:
 
 
Large, diversified portfolio offers capacity to absorb co-mingled portfolio opportunities, like the Inland portfolio that closed in 2014:
 
 
 
Realty Income’s property diversification, cost of capital, and willingness to acquire $250mm+ transactions with diverse property types provides unique growth opportunities in addition to traditional single-asset or retail sale-leaseback pipeline.
 
The Fortress Balance Sheet
 
In the first quarter, Realty Income issued approximately $800 million in common equity at an average price to investors of approximately $62 per share (trading at $53.76 now).
 
Realty Income has the highest credit rating in the net lease sector, the company issued $700 million in fixed rate unsecured debt with a weighted average term of 18.3 years and a yield of 4.1%.
 
The company’s credit spreads remain among the lowest in the REIT industry and leverage continues to decline with net debt to total market cap of approximately 26% and debt to EBITDA of approximately 5.5x. Realty Income currently has approximately $1.5 billion available on its $2 billion line of credit. This provides ample liquidity and flexibility as the company continues to grow.
 
 
 
The company is rated BBB+ by all three major rating agencies (Moody's, S&P, and Fitch), and is likely to become an A- rated REIT soon. Key metrics include: 93% fixed-rate debt, weighted average rate of 4.15% on debt, staggered maturities (8.1 year on average), and ample liquidity ($1.68 available on revolver (L+90bps) with $120 million (annually) of free cash flow.
 
 
O, O, O, It’s Magic
 
What company would copyright the name, “the monthly dividend company” if they did not intend to generate reliable monthly dividends?
 
 
As you can see, Realty Income has had Zero dividend cuts in 22 years as a public company:
 
 
 
The “Magic” of Rising Dividends: Yield on Cost, Dividend Payback long term, yield-oriented investors have been rewarded with consistent income. There are potential benefits to investing long term in a company that regularly increases its dividend. The longer you hold your shares, the higher the yield you will receive on your original investment, assuming dividends increase over time. Additionally, the compounding of reinvested dividends could generate increased investment returns over time.
 
 
Investors who have elected to reinvest their dividends have enjoyed the following returns over time (as of 3/31/2017):
 
Buy, Sell, or Hold?
 
Keep in mind, Realty Income’s share price (of $72.00) is down considerably over the last 11 months.
 
The dividend yield has compressed by 230 bps, representing a cushion for investors (Note: I had a “Trim” on shares at $72.00).
 
 
Let’s examine Realty Income’s dividend yield, compared with the peers:
 
 
Now let’s examine the AFFO Payout Ratio:
 
 
 
Realty Income's Payout Ratio is higher than most peers, but the company does not have considerable office exposure and the quality of the income stream justifies the low 80% ratio. Now let’s examine the P/FFO multiple:
 
 
 
As you see, Realty Income trades at the highest P/FFO multiple in the Net Lease REIT sector, but that does not mean shares are expensive. I would argue that shares are now “soundly” valued and that the premium valuation (relative to the peers) is warranted based on management’s skillful strategy for managing risk. Obviously, I would encourage investors to buy Realty Income if the price drops, but I consider fundamentals sound and I’m maintaining my BUY recommendation.
 
 
Although the Amazon/Whole Foods deal was a surprise last week, it should be no surprise that Realty Income has been able to successfully manage risk for more than two decades. The fact that Amazon is betting on brick and mortar serves to validate the argument that real estate is an essential asset class for delivering goods and Realty Income remains in an enviable position to be the dominant Net Lease consolidator.
 
In conclusion, if I had to buy just one Net Lease REIT, it would be Realty Income... O, O, O, it's magic!
 
AFFO per Share Forecaster (powered by FAST Graphs):
 
 
 
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Brad Thomas is a Wall Street writer, and that means he is not always right with his predictions or recommendations. That also applies to his grammar. Please excuse any typos, and be assured that he will do his best to correct any errors, if they are overlooked.
 
Finally, this article is free, and the sole purpose for writing it is to assist with research, while also providing a forum for second-level thinking. If you have not followed him, please take five seconds and click his name above (top of the page).
 
Sources: FAST Graph and O Investor Presentation.

          Kansas Lawmakers Wait For School Funding Decision   
The Kansas legislative session may be over, but lawmakers still aren't sure whether their work has ended. They're waiting to see whether the new school funding system they put in place will satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court. The court previously said education spending was inadequate. In response, lawmakers approved $300 million in new funding over two years and a new method to distribute the money. Mark Tallman, with the Kansas Association of School Boards, says members of the group like the new funding formula, but they still have concerns. “We still believe that the dollars don’t measure up to where we believe they needed to be. We don’t think the court is going to say we’re spending too much,” Tallman says. Legal briefs on the new spending plan will be submitted to the Supreme Court this week . Republican Senate President Susan Wagle believes the new plan is adequate, noting that school funding is a large percentage of overall state spending. However, she says lawmakers will be
          Sitges 2016 | Resumen de lo más destacado   

Sitges 2016

Casi todo el mundo coincide en que este año ha sido una de las ediciones más potentes del festival de Sitges. Algunos apuntan que está por debajo de la anterior en cuanto a títulos realmente impactantes, pero en general, aunque ninguna obra brille por encima de las demás, en mi opinión la calidad general y la relevancia de los títulos estrenados, independientemente de si han acabado siendo mejores o peores, ha sido espectacular.

Un palmarés justo

En primer lugar, repasemos lo que ha dado de sí el palmarés, bastante ajustado en algunos de sus elecciones pero totalmente extraviado en su premio principal. La mejor película es uno de los ejercicios de infantilismo indie más irritantes de los últimos años. ‘Swiss Army Man’ (2016) es la típica bromita de estudiantes pijos de escuela de cine que pretenden copiar a Spike Jonze y les sale un quiero y no puedo, de actores sobreactuados y guión desacompasado, que quiere parecer brillante sin conseguirlo.

Otra cosa es la mención especial del jurado, justo reconocimiento para un acercamiento al género sin máscaras ni disculpas con ‘La autopsia de Jane Doe’(The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 2016) un procedural forense con vuelta de tuerca lleno de intriga y terror clásico. Una sorpresa para público y crítica que requiere entrar en el cine sin saber nada. Huid de titulares hasta entonces. Incomprensible, sin embargo, el premio a mejor guión para ‘Pet’(2016) unánimemente considerada una de las peores muestras del festival.

Autopsyofjanedoe Still 02

Premio a la major actriz para la niña Sennia Nanua, por su niña semizombie en ‘Melanie. The girl with all the gifts’(2016), una especie de secuela de ‘28 semanas después’ (28 Weeks Later, 2007) que empieza muy bien y se pierde cuando no sabe si ser la tercera de la saga Mad Max o ‘Soy Leyenda’ (I am Legend, 2007). El gran premio del público recayó en ‘The Handmaiden’(2016), un drama erótico de época de Park Chan-wook que reformula 'Las Diabólicas' (Les Diaboliques, 1955) con grandes giros, menos intriga y un tono demasiado ligero para los oscuros temas tratados en su desproporcionado metraje.

Corea manda

Y hablando de cine coreano y zombies, la sensación de género (premio a la mejor dirección y Fx) fue ‘Train to Busan’ (2016) un ‘Pánico en el transiberiano’ (1972) revolucionado y moderno que eleva al género zombie a la categoría de drama de catástrofes, tal y como lo erigió su creador George A. Romero. El premio a la mejor fotografía y mejor película Focus Asia fue para ‘El Extraño’ (The Wailing, 2016), sin lugar a dudas, la mejor película del festival. Un thriller policíaco que se convierte en terror filosófico puro.

Raw

Premio a dirección novel y del jurado carnet jove a ‘Grave (Crudo)’ (Raw, 2016) una película de iniciación salvaje y caníbal con ecos de ‘Yo fui un hombre lobo adolescente’ (I was a Teenage Werewolf, 1957) y su versión moderna y femenina ‘Ginger Snaps’ (2000), aunque la licantropía sea figurada. Mención especial se llevaría ‘The Lure’ (2016), un musical polaco que se podría definir como una versión gore de la sirenita en una disco after decadente, con señores pedófilos setenteros y olor a cenicero, brummel y alcohol de garrafón.

El premio Noves Visions fue para la iraní ‘Under the Shadow’ (2016), terror con carga social que se olvida de su carácter fantástico hasta muy entrado su metraje, correcta pero para nada la nueva ‘Babadook’(2014), como se había vendido, sino más bien una nueva versión del ‘Dark Water’ (2002) de Hideo Nakata con detalles casi calcados. En panorama fantástic brilló ‘I’m Not a Serial Killer’ (2016) una especie de versión indie de Dexter con vuelta fantástica reminiscente a ‘Noche de miedo’ (Fright Night, 1985) con pulso de mumblecore bien entendido y más sólida de lo que parece a primera vista.

Neon

Precedida por la polémica en Cannes, dejó división de opiniones pero buena aceptación y premio de la crítica ‘The Neon Demon’(2016) el nuevo delirio visual de Nicolas Winding-Refn, que pese a su desvarío necrofilésbico de su último tercio en una obra con un discurso claro y todo su poderoso artefacto estético de neogiallo se encarga de complementarlo. Hace buena pareja con ‘The Eyes of my Mother’ (2016), otro ejercicio de estilo estético con un tono más seco y realista, pero con un retrato perturbador sobre la psicopatía muy loco.

Asia, terror y ciencia ficción

Corea también nos dejaba ‘The Age of Shadows’ (2016), un notable de Kim Ji-Woon tras su penosa aventura americana pero en el terreno Japonés me quedaría con ‘Shin Godzilla’ (2016), una puesta al día del kaiju clásico como reflejo del Japón herido postfukushima con un cóctel ideológico salvaje que navega entre la sátira socioeconómica y el patriotismo subyacente. Sin embargo el resto de ofertas del país decepcionaba con un exploit de ‘Saw’ (2004) llamado ‘Museum’ (2016) y las nuevas obras de Miike, ‘Terraformars’(2016) y Kurosawa, ‘Creepy’ (2016).

El cine de terror ha brillado con ‘The Void’ (2016), junto a ‘El extraño’, lo mejor del festival, un proyecto de muy bajo presupuesto que recupera al mejor Carpenter para narrar una aventura lovecraftiana en su acepción más cósmica, como pocas veces se ha visto. ‘Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl’ (2016) resamplea con éxito ‘La gota de Agua’ de Mario Bava con ‘La maldición de los Bishop’ (Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, 1971) y ‘Pesadilla Diabólica’ (Burnt Offerings, 1976). Por otra parte, ‘Somnia’ (Before i Wake, 2016) es un bello cuento de hadas oscuro muy alejado del remedo de James Wan que algunos esperaban de ella.

Void

La ciencia ficción en buena forma con la muy interesante ‘Colossal’ (2016) de Nacho Vigalondo, que consigue que su alocado punto de partida funcione y su atrevido discurso feminista te deje pensando horas. También destacable es el actioner en primera persona ‘Hardcore Henry’ (2016), cuyo tono paródico y ultraviolento te agarra y no te suelta hasta su explosivo clímax. Un spin off anfetamínico de ‘Robocop’(1987). La sesión sorpresa fue la esperada ‘The Arrival’ (2016) que maravilló a los críticos que pudieron asistir al pase.

Neo Westerns y decepciones

Fuera del fantástico, el neo western ‘In a Valley of Violence’ (2016) de Ti West divirtió con su mezcla de humor y violencia. ‘Hell or High Water’ (2016) es un thriller fronterizo también con toques de western que fascinó incondicionalmente. Menos ruido en el pase de ‘Desierto’ (2016) de Jonás Cuarón, que resultó ser un muy efectivo survival en el desierto con un Jeffrey Dean Morgan preparándonos para odiarle como Negan interpretando a un Zaroff moderno con más odio a los mexicanos que Donald Trump.

Blair

También hubo decepciones sonadas, principalmente con los nuevos trabajos de Rob Zombie y Adam Wingard. ‘31’ (2016) es un justito ‘Perseguido’(The Running man, 1987) con payasos asesinos al que le sobra media hora y primeros planos mientras que ‘Blair Witch’ (2016) es casi un remake (no confeso) ruidoso y facilón de la original que dejó frío hasta a los seguidores más acérrimos de la bruja. Poco se habla de ‘Inside’ (2016),el remake de la sangrienta película francesa que abrió la gala de inauguración y que no gustó a nadie. Quedan muchas en el tintero, pero esto es a grandes rasgos lo esencial de la 49 edición del festival de cine fantástico más importante de Europa.


          Ethiopia: Resilience in Ethiopia and Somaliland: Impact evaluation of the reconstruction project ‘Development of Enabling Conditions for Pastoralist and Agro-Pastoralist Communities’   
Source: Oxfam
Country: Ethiopia, Somalia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Oxfam GB’s Global Performance Framework is part of the organisation’s effort to better understand and communicate its effectiveness, as well as enhance learning across the organisation. Under this Framework, a small number of completed or mature projects are selected at random each year for an evaluation of their impact, known as an ‘Effectiveness Review’. One key focus is on the extent they have promoted change in relation to relevant Oxfam GB global outcome indicators.

During the 2015/16 financial year, one of the projects that was randomly selected for an Effectiveness Review was the Reconstruction Project: ‘Contributing to the Development of Enabling Conditions for Human Security for Vulnerable Pastoralist and Agro-Pastoralist Communities’. Oxfam carried out this project in partnership with several organisations, including Ogden Welfare and Development Association (OWDA), Community Development Service Association (CDSA), Somaliland Pastoral Forum (SOLPAF), Candlelight, Himilo Relief and Development Association (HIRDA), and The Horn of Africa Voluntary Youth Committee (HAVOYOCO). The project activities, which began in July 2012 and finished in June 2016, were focused in the Somali region of Ethiopia and the Galbeed and Togdheer regions of Somaliland (see Figure 1.1).

The project was designed to build the resilience of project participants to drought, conflict, and other shocks and stresses, through a series of activities working at different scales. The project worked directly to improve pastoralists’ and agro-pastoralists’ ability to thrive in spite of drought and conflict by rehabilitating sources of water and grazing land and by managing livestock disease. The project also aimed to support alternative income-generating activities among women and the youth by providing training and supporting savings/credit groups. Finally, the project tried to increase the voice and representation of marginalised groups in key decisionmaking forums.

EVALUATION APPROACH

This Effectiveness Review used a quasi-experimental evaluation design to assess the impact of the activities among the households whose members directly participated in women’s savings and credit groups that were formed by the project and through which many of the project activities were channelled. This involved comparing those households that participated in the project to a group of comparison households, which were similar to the project participants. The Effectiveness Review can only fully identify household-level effects of the project. Communitylevel effects are partially identified in the evaluation, but given the potential spillovers of the community-level activities into the comparison group, it is impossible to capture their full impacts. Activities operating at a higher level, including the project’s advocacy work in key decision-making forums, are not included in this evaluation.

This Effectiveness Review focused on 10 project villages, across two woredas (districts) of Ethiopia and one region of Somaliland. In these project communities, all households that participated in the women’s credit and savings groups that were formed and supported by the project were targeted for interview. The project participants were identified using beneficiary lists that were maintained by the project partner organisations. For the comparison, 14 villages were identified in woredas/regions that were similar to the project communities in our sample in terms of a number of key characteristics, including the dominant livelihood strategies employed by community members, the distance of the community from main roads, and the distance of the community from the Ethiopia-Somaliland border. Within the comparison communities, households were identified using exactly the same protocol that was used to establish the women’s savings and credit groups in the first place, namely through focus groups conducted with the village elders that sought out households that were poor, female-headed, and had demonstrated the potential to establish a non-farm household business.

At the analysis stage, the statistical tools of propensity-score matching and multivariate regression were used to control for apparent baseline differences between the households in the project and comparison communities, to increase confidence when making estimates of the project’s impact.
The primary aim of the Effectiveness Review was to investigate the project’s impact on building resilience to shocks and stresses. This was assessed by identifying 36 characteristics that were thought to be associated with resilience, for which data could be collected in the household survey. These characteristics were formulated under Oxfam GB’s multidimensional framework for measuring resilience, and developed through discussions with project staff and focus groups conducted in local communities. In general, these indicators were chosen to focus on the intermediate steps between project activities and final well-being outcomes, although some measures of project outputs were included. It should also be noted that we sought to generate a mix of indicators that were connected to the project’s Logic Model and those that were not. A full list of indicators and a summary of the results for each is shown in Table 1.


          Спортсмены дрифт-серии «Урал» покажут экстремальное вождение гоночных автомобилей   
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          Comment on The Universal Notebook: King for a day by Just Sayin'   
One of the reasons why college is becoming more important is because jobs relying on untrained labor are becoming less and less common. You don't need a college degree to pick vegetables on a farm, to assemble parts in a factory, or to dig coal down in the mine.. But you DO benefit from a degree to operate and repair machines or robots meant to harvest crops, assemble and weld parts, dig coal, cook burgers, or a great many other jobs that either have or are disappearing to automation. Why have 20 guys with shovels digging a ditch when you can have 1 heavy equipment operator who knows what he's doing? As automation moves forward, these increasingly 'unskilled' jobs will be harder and harder to find, and education will be very important for keeping a livable job until we figure out how to handle the social and financial restructuring that automation is causing. Now, does it seem particularly wise, or fair, to demand that the people who can't find work because of this change to pay for the education they need to reintegrate into the workforce? That doesn't seem like a formula that will work out well.
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          Kérastase Aura Botanica offers beautiful hair in a natural way!   
Kérastase has gone super green with the launch of their Aura Botanica hair care range which is 98% of natural origin - refining nature into a luxurious experience featuring handpicked Samoan coconut and Moroccan argan oils, with no silicones, no sulfates, and no parabens - for effective care to enhance natural, lightly devitalized hair - leaving it resplendent, glowing and reawakened to its natural beauty.

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Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental - 200ml - $50 - with a lightweight, creamy texture that instantly melts into hair fibres for 48 hours of deep, durable nutrition and frizz control. Detangling, even without silicones, is easy thanks to a high concentration of natural oils - coconut, argan and sunflower - that are all in perfect affinity with hair. Just leave on for up to five minutes, then rinse for hair that is strengthened from within, smooth and soft to the touch. 
Ara Botanica Essence d'Éclat - 100ml - $57 - offers customizable care for hair that needs added nutrition with a DIY solution that is packed with 99% natural origin ingredients for an utmost pure boost of replenishing energy including: avocado oil - rich in omega 6 and 9, adds softness and shine;  jojoba oil - with its velvety, dry-to-the-touch feel, enhances the sensory allure; argan oil - to tame  frizz and boost nutrition; along with rosemary extract and sweet orange essential oil. 

What I really like about this product is how versatile it is: use it for the scalp - massage into a dry or tight scalp before shampooing for added nutrition; as a pre-shampoo for normal to thick, sensitized hair -  massage into hair lengths or ends before shampooing; as a treatment - blend into your Soin Fondamental to add intense conditioning to sensitized hair - for fine hair add 4 to 6 pumps and for medium and thick hair add 4 to 8 pumps before use; and it even works great as a body oil for dry  hands and body!

Aura Botanica Concentré Essentiel - 50ml - $60 - a lightweight, ultra-fine mist that nourishes hair for two days, while offering three days of anti-frizz control. It has a bi-phase formula - the first phase has four highly nutritious oils - jojoba, avocado, coconut and argan - and for the senses, a touch of sweet orange essential oil. The second water phase contains a dilution of subtly scented damask rose water for added hydration. Just shake well and the oil molecules become suspended in the water, ready to be released in the form of a fine mist that delivers the beneficial oils deep within the hair. It can either be sprayed onto towel-dried hair; misted over dry hair to boost softness and glow or even applied as a finish product to hair ends.

Next to how well hair products works, the next most important thing to me is how they smell and these ones smell great, both soothing and invigorating! The velvety, woody floral accord was developed in collaboration with the perfumers at MANE, as a blend of noble raw materials, essential oils, resinoids and natural extracts. Each ingredient was chosen for its transporting fragrance, its aromatherapy properties and its biodegradability. The top notes vibrate with citrus zests and freshly crushed mint leaves; with a heart of spicy coriander seeds and sparkling pink pepper, enveloped in the purity of white jasmine petals; and base notes that caress with warm amber woods, subtly blended with Indonesian patchouli leaves and vanilla pods for a lingering sensation of absolute comfort - yum!

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          Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan   
Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan - 150ml - $49 - delivers a perfect, natural-looking, golden tan in as little as four hours with absolutely no risk of transfer. 

The advanced organic technology uses Matrixyl 3000 Peptide Complex to plump and condition the look of skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and supporting natural collagen production; while vitamin C from neroli and omega oils from rosehip further lock in moisture for rich hydration and the look of smoother, more radiant skin. 

There are a couple of things I really love about this product:

No big time commitment - it just stays on for 10 minutes and then washes off - and best of all, no stinky self-tanner smell - it has an organic formula that uses proprietary patented Odour Remove technology so there is none of the usual self-tan stench.

It's super easy to use:

1. Just apply the silky smooth lotion into clean, exfoliated skin for a deeply hydrating skincare treatment;

2. Wait ten minutes for the tan to develop and enjoy the collagen boosting body treatment you get at the same time;

3. Now hop in the shower and rinse the lotion off using water for skin that instantly feels smooth and soft;

4. Get ready to glow - over the next 4-6 hours your tan will gradually develop - apply in the morning and you'll be all-a-glow by late afternoon!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca as well as other  select retailers across Canada. 

- Lisamarie -

             
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          Comment on Ashamed to say… by Jim   
Brian, I love the idea of the ds106.us/wiki as a space to put the tech tutorials, it is also where I will start oranizing all of these crazy ass ideas for assignmentz. Although, we also have an assignment space where people can put them in, and they can go seamlessly into the blog through Google Forms. Over the next week or so I am gonna start trying to formulate all this into some very loose, "logical," process. maybe even send an email, and then figure out how the hell to do this. Movie, movie, why am I confused on this? Is it Spinal Tap? I think I'm wrong, bu I so wanna be right.
          6. zasedání Zastupitelstva města Děčín v roce 2017   
6. zasedání Zastupitelstva města Děčín v roce 2017

Primátorka města paní Mgr. Marie Blažková informuje občany o konání 6. zasedání Zastupitelstva města Děčín v roce 2017, které se bude konat ve čtvrtek dne 29. června 2017 od 15:00 hod. v prostorách velkého sálu společenského domu Střelnice v Děčíně I. V článku budou postupně zveřejňovány materiály zastupitelstva pro veřejnost, přímý přenos, usnesení a videozáznam. Materiály do zastupitelstva je upravená verze z důvodu dodržení přiměřenosti rozsahu zveřejňovaných osobních údajů podle zákona č. 101/2000 Sb., o ochraně osobních údajů.

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          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Account Executive / Sales Manager   

Job Description

Account Executive / Sales Manager

You'll work directly with Americas self-employed, small business owners and individuals to help them access an array of innovative and affordable business and benefit solutions. Our Account Executive / Sales Managers can make a real difference in people's lives. Our trusted advisors planning can impact, and protect, families for generations. We pride ourselves on being a unified company who share our values of commitment and dedication with our clients. As a result of current economic conditions, our clients are looking for viable alternatives to their current benefit programs and the demand for our products and services has never been greater!

Account Executive / Sales Manager Requirements:

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • High Personal Integrity and Character
  • A Passion for Helping Other People Everyday
  • Work Ethic, Self-Motivation, and a Desire to Succeed
  • Coachable and Accountable Team Player


Benefits:

  • Industry Leading Compensation and Rewards Programs
  • 65k-131k First Year Income Potential (Senior Leaders 200k+)
  • Exceptional Product Portfolio - Multiple Product Lines
  • Weekly Direct Deposit
  • Monthly and Quarterly Bonuses (up to 16 Bonuses Annually)
  • Stock Sharing Programs
  • Residual Income Streams
  • Company Generated Leads
  • Annual Awards Trip (Exotic Locations)
  • Merit Based Career Advancement
  • Professional Coaching and Mentorship

Professional Support:

You'll be armed with the tools and know how to best serve clients and take your career to the next level. In the classroom, online and in the field, our most accomplished sales professionals will teach you their most time-tested formulas that directly lead to their successes. Real support means real people backing you up. Our success depends on your success, that's why we have a super-responsive team of experts making sure every Account Executive / Sales Manager has everything they need to be at the top of their game.

Account Executive / Sales Manager position is also relevant to career seekers with various work experience such as; Sales, Marketing, Finance, Business/Office Managers, Regional and Territory Sales Managers, Real Estate and Auto Sales, Account Executives, Banking, Leasing, Financial Services, Customer Service Managers, Retail Sales, Educators, Business Graduates, Transitioning Military Personnel

Company Description

Nowhere else in America will you find a better opportunity to enjoy personal satisfaction and professional achievement... because nowhere else in America will you find a company that is more committed to your success than USHA. You will work directly with Americas self-employed, small business owners and individuals to help them access an array of innovative and affordable benefit solutions. As demands for our products continue to increase, you will advise clients on a portfolio of solutions that best fits their individual needs and budget... in one seamless package. We provide service that is fast, fair, and caring. Because the only thing better than delivering a superior product, is seeing the difference it makes in the lives of our customers.

          It must have been love, but is it over now??   
When I read SwB's post about sports, my mind raced back to when I was young. Maybe like 7 or 8 years. When sports was nothing but pure passion.

When the walls had posters (courtesy Sportstar) of Roberto Baggio, Valderrama, Careca, Canniggia and Enzo Scifo! When I did not talk to mom and skipped breakfast after she did not wake me up to watch Argentina play Romania in the 1990 World Cup! When Argentina's losing to Germany in the 1990 WC Finals and seeing Maradona's tears made me want to thrash Mathhaeus and Voeller.

There was a time when waking up at 4 am to watch Srikkanth and Shastri take on McDermott and Reid and Marshall and Patterson in Australia was routine. When the only one who used to watch cricket in my 3rd standard class was a guy called Chetan.

There was a time when each time Sabatini lost to Graf, the hurt was so much that tears would fill up and flow much to my embarassment! When watching the semis and finals of the French Open and Wimbledon was always accompanied by the sound of pouring rain and when any sport that was shown live on Doordarshan was devoured compulsorily.

When the highlight of Saturday was World of Sports at 3.30 in the afternoon and when sports like billiards and golf and equestrian were watched with zeal just because they were sports and were on TV. And when watching the Rovers Cup finals live on Doordarshan meant less marks in the midterm Dictation exam the next day. There was a time when the sole ambition in life was to play doubles with Leander Paes in the Davis Cup.

That same magic is not there anymore. Maybe Cristiano Ronaldo can never be Diego Maradona. And the joy of watching Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabakhar bowl to Kepler Wessels and Andrew Hudson is not the same as watching Manish Pandey's heroics in the IPL. But maybe its gone. That love for the game that came above everything else. Maybe I am a spoiled fan now. Because now, at the click of a button, I can check the cricket scores and the football scores and the tennis scores in less than a minute. Keeping track of sports across channels robs the charm and the thrill of watching a sport as though your future depended on the result. Watching sports on DD meant undivided attention. Nothing else came in the way, No meal times or phone calls or fights for the remote or the guilty feeling of not having prepared for the exams. It was a simple uncomplicated world where nothing else came before sports on TV.

Times have changed. Now I see kids in Man U jerseys rattle off the names in the EPL at the drop of a hat. They know who Paul Conchesky is and which club he is playing for and what position. And I make a mental note of googling Paul Conchesky because I am too embarassed to say I have no idea who the guy is. When I was their age, no one in my class was as crazy as I was. No one cared about Maradona and no one knew who Sabatini was. In the 6th standard, I was asked to frame a set of questions for the class on sports. It was raining, so PE class meant doing something indoors like a sports quiz where all the 5 rows were seperate teams was and I asked what I thought would be easy questions. Much to my amazement, not many knew what was going on. The tables have turned now. When friends discuss sports, I am forced to pretend that I know who the men's singles number 1 is, which team Ryan Harris plays for, and who is the captain of the men's hockey team. When everyone discusses Formula One, I have to keep quiet because I dont know the F of Formula One.

The lesson is, I guess, this - When you love something with all you have, never lose touch with it. Else, its a hard long road to get back to where you once were. The same passion, the same magic and the same nothing else matters attitude. Its gone and I dont know whether I will get it back.

P. S. -> I miss blogging. I miss the world of the blogs. I have missed out on all the blogs I once used to religiously read everyday. I am getting a hang of what all I have missed out as I read the posts on Swb's blog. Its a lesson for me to never lose track of the blog world. Because sometimes when you can relate and identify with bloggers and have no contact with them except through their blogs, its a pain once you stop checking your Google Reader feeds and you realise you have lost touch with those people. So now on, no more ignoring Google Reader. My favourite blogs which I have missed the most - Swb, Mizohican, Katchucrap, India Uncut and many many more. I have missed you. Also, I will post here more often. With all my willpower and might. I will try to.
          Industrial Spray Painter - Automatic Coating Limited - Toronto, ON   
Mix and thin paint or other coating to specified consistency according to standard formulas, Mask and cover surfaces not to be painted, Spray specified amount...
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          How the 2017 Arkansas legislature made life worse for you   
But it wasn't as bad as it could've been at the Capitol.

Arkansas's legislators were locked and loaded when they arrived for the 91st General Assembly this year, determined to get more guns into public places and take away voting and abortion rights, their evergreen attacks.

Thanks to the legislature, concealed weapons soon may be carried just about everywhere except Razorback games and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Unemployment benefits were cut, whistleblowers were silenced and charter schools were given advantages over regular public schools. Other legislation was symbolic but ugly, such as an act authored by Rep. Brandt Smith (R-Jonesboro) that aims to stop Sharia, or Islamic ecclesiastical law, from taking over Arkansas's court system.

Some of the silliest bills went nowhere, such as efforts by Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) to wipe Bill and Hillary Clinton's names off the Little Rock airport, to indefinitely delay implementing the voter-approved medical marijuana program and to call a convention of the states to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Anti-immigrant legislation that would have penalized colleges and cities with so-called "sanctuary" policies withered in committee. Rep. Smith, the sponsor of the bill targeting universities, warned that rogue professors might hide undocumented immigrants in their offices and then dump their human waste on campus in the dark of night; surprisingly, this argument did not persuade his colleagues. Rep. Kim Hendren (R-Gravette) proposed banning cell phones from public schools; later, he filed a bill prohibiting teachers from using books authored by leftist historian Howard Zinn. Neither gained traction.

What was good? A little. Conservatives tried to circumscribe the medical marijuana amendment with bans on smoking and edible products, among other roadblocks, but the worst of the anti-pot legislation stalled. Evidently reassured by Governor Hutchinson's promises to make the private option more conservative (read: stingier) down the line, the annual appropriation for Medicaid passed without a major fight — a relief for the 300,000-plus Arkansans receiving health insurance through Obamacare. Pushed by Hutchinson, the ledge directed some of Arkansas's tobacco settlement proceeds to expand a waiver program for the developmentally disabled, opening the door to services for some 500 to 900 desperate families stranded for years on a waitlist. At long last, the state will stop its reprehensible practice of celebrating Robert E. Lee's birthday simultaneously with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a symbolic but important step forward that was championed by the governor.

Here's our survey of the damage:

GUNS
In Glock we trust

The biggest gun-related news this session was the passage and signing of House Bill 1249, now Act 562, which creates a new "enhanced carry" permit that will allow gun owners who have undergone eight hours of additional training — including active shooter training, with a curriculum still to be worked out by the Arkansas State Police — to carry a concealed handgun in many places previously forbidden under the state's concealed carry law, including the state Capitol, public colleges and universities, bars, churches and courthouses. Concealed carry in prisons, courtrooms and K-12 schools is still forbidden, and private property owners, including bars, churches and private colleges, can still prohibit firearms if they choose.

Sponsored by Rep. Charlie Collins (R-Fayetteville), the bill was a far piece from where it started by the time it was signed. Originally, Collins' bill would have solely mandated that public universities and colleges allow faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns. It was an attempt to push back against the state's public colleges and universities, which have steadfastly rejected Collins' and his colleagues' attempts to institute "campus carry" in the past. Amendments to HB 1249 soon pushed it several clicks further toward the broad "guns everywhere" approach favored by the National Rifle Association, and far beyond a potential shooting iron in a well-trained professor's briefcase. Now, anyone with the enhanced permit will be able to carry on a college campus, including into sometimes-contentious student and faculty disciplinary hearings and raucous college dorms.

The passage of the bill spawned some last minute scrambling when the Southeastern Conference expressed concerns about fans coming to college football games carrying heat, resulting in Act 859, a cleanup effort that prohibits concealed carry in college athletic venues. Also exempted by Act 859 were daycares, UAMS and the Arkansas State Hospital, an inpatient facility for the mentally ill. The bill also allows private businesses and organizations to ban concealed carry without posting a sign to that effect. If a private business decides to ban concealed carry without posting a sign, anyone caught carrying a concealed weapon on the premises can be ejected or told to remove their gun if they want to come back. If the concealed carrier repeats the infraction, they can be charged with a crime. Even after the purported cleanup, that still leaves a lot of places open to concealed carry unless those places set a policy forbidding the practice, including most hospitals, mental health facilities and off-campus high school and middle school sporting events. At the signing ceremony for HB 1249, Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, said, "We believe that if you have a legal right to be somewhere, and you're a law-abiding person, you ought to have a legal right to defend yourself." For the NRA, that means the right to be armed everywhere, any time, as long as you don't have a criminal record. Notice Cox didn't say anything about pesky permits or training.

Speaking of law-abiding persons, also of concern when it comes to concealed carry is Act 486. Under the law, the Arkansas State Police is now prohibited from establishing or amending any administrative rule that would revoke or suspend a concealed carry permit unless the holder of the permit was found to be in violation of a criminal offense. While not penalizing a person if they haven't committed a crime sounds like a good idea, the problem is that people can and do go off the rails for a multitude of reasons, many of which have nothing to do with a violation of the criminal code. Before the passage of Act 486, the State Police had broad latitude to revoke or suspend concealed carry permits for a number of reasons, including serious alcohol and drug abuse, dangerous mental illness, or a mental health professional's determination that a permit holder might be a threat to himself, his family or the public. With the passage of Act 486, though, a concealed carry holder who suffers a complete mental breakdown to the point of visual hallucinations can keep on packing right until the moment he or she is admitted at the State Hospital (thanks Act 859!), even if the person's family or a doctor asks the State Police to pull their permit. Ditto with people suffering from substance abuse issues, elderly dementia patients and those who hint they might be capable of suicide or homicide. Under the law, a permit can still be revoked or suspended if the person is caught carrying into a prohibited place like a courtroom or jail, but as seen above, the list of places where handguns are prohibited is dwindling by the year. Otherwise, thanks to Act 486, we just have to wait until that person commits a crime. By then, it's too late.

In the What Could Have Been column, we have HB 1630, by Rep. Clarke Tucker (D-Little Rock), which would have created the misdemeanor offense of "negligently allowing access to a firearm by a child" if an owner failed to secure a loaded gun or left it in a place a child could easily access. Though the bill had exemptions for hunting, sport shooting and use of firearms on a farm and had a sliding scale of penalties, with incidents involving the death or serious injury of a child at the top of the list, it went nowhere.

EDUCATION

Traditional schools took licks, but the worst was kept at bay.

The single worst education bill passed in 2017 was probably Act 542, sponsored by Alan Clark (R-Lonsdale), which requires school districts to sell or lease "unused or underutilized" facilities to competitor charter schools. Charters already had right of first refusal in the event a district decides to sell a building — but after Act 542 goes into effect this summer, a charter can force a district to sell or lease a building, even if the district doesn't want to do so. If a different entity — a nonprofit, say, or a clinic or a business — wants to buy an unoccupied school building instead, that's too bad. Act 542 requires a district to hold on to unused buildings for two years, just in case a charter comes along and wants the facility for itself.

Clark pointed to a situation a few years ago in which the Helena-West Helena School District refused to sell a vacant elementary to KIPP Delta, a charter. But there are good reasons why a district wouldn't want to hand over an asset to a direct competitor: Charter networks tend to weaken districts by bleeding away higher-performing students and public money, and they often enjoy advantages their traditional public school counterparts do not. As some opponents of the bill pointed out, the new law is tantamount to forcing Walmart to sell a store to Target. That's why school superintendents across the state fought the bill and convinced no small number of Republicans to join Democrats in opposing it. In the end, though, it passed the House on a 53-32 vote. Republican legislators also rejected proposals by Democrats Sen. Joyce Elliott and Rep. Clarke Tucker — both from Little Rock, which is seeing unchecked charter growth at the expense of traditional public schools — to impose fairer rules on charters.

Thankfully, the legislature turned down an even worse proposal. HB 1222 by Rep. Jim Dotson (R-Bentonville) proposed a convoluted scheme to divert millions of dollars away from the public coffers (by means of a tax credit to wealthy donors) and toward private schools in the guise of "education savings accounts" to be used for student tuition. A school voucher plan in all but name, the bill would have been devastating to public education. Dotson eventually scaled back the legislation to a pilot program with a four-year sunset, allowing a Senate version of the bill to win passage in that chamber — but many Republicans remain fond of their local school districts, and it narrowly failed in the House.

Meanwhile, legislators expanded an existing voucher program, the Succeed Scholarship. Created in the 2015 session, it uses public tax dollars to pay private school tuition for a limited number of K-12 students with special needs. Parents are required to waive their child's civil rights protections under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. In the past, the scholarship was open only to kids with an Individualized Education Program, or IEP; now, foster children living in group homes will also be eligible, thanks to Act 894 by Rep. Kim Hammer (R-Benton). Act 327 by Rep. Carlton Wing (R-North Little Rock) will allow a nonaccredited private school to participate, as long as the school has applied for accreditation. And, the appropriation for the Succeed Scholarship rose from $800,000 to $1.3 million — an increase of 63 percent — potentially allowing as many as 200 students statewide to participate.

That bump is especially notable alongside the meager 1 percent increase in the state's overall K-12 education budget for the next two years — far less than the 2.5 percent boost recommended by legislative staff tasked with determining what constitutes "adequate" school funding. A bit more money will be directed to teacher pay and special education, and pre-kindergarten will see an overdue $3 million increase, so the money situation could be worse. Still, with state revenue squeezed hard by tax cuts, and private and charter schools knocking at the door, traditional public schools are clearly not the General Assembly's top priority.

On other fronts, school legislation was a mixed bag. Elliott's Act 1059, will limit the use of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for students in grades K-5 — a much-needed reform — but her bid to end corporal punishment failed in committee. (Rural Arkansas still loves the paddle.) One of the better education bills to pass this session was Elliott's Act 1039 which gives teeth to a 2013 law (also by Elliott) requiring dyslexia screening and intervention. Its reporting requirements and enforcement mechanism hopefully will force districts to deliver better reading interventions to dyslexic students. A major accountability bill developed by the state Education Department, Act 930, will overhaul how schools are monitored by the state, though it's too soon to say how the changes will play out. Act 478 by Rep. Bruce Cozart (R-Hot Springs), will require high school students to pass a civics test before graduating; an attempt by Rep. John Walker (D-Little Rock) to impose the same requirement on legislators and state agency heads received a cold reception. A bill by Rep. Mark Lowery (R-Maumelle), now Act 910, will end September school elections and require them to be held concurrent with the November general or spring primary election date. That could spell trouble for future millage votes.

Finally, there's higher education: "Campus carry" dominated the news, but a major change in funding may be just as consequential. Act 148, which originated with the governor's office, creates a funding formula for colleges and universities that ties state money to metrics like graduation rate. HB 1518, now Act 563, a worthy bill by Rep. James Sturch (R-Batesville) requires the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to create an action plan for addressing sexual assault on college campuses.

Benjamin Hardy

TAXES

Some help for the working poor and lots of punting.

Give modest credit to Governor Hutchinson. In the 2013 and 2015 legislative sessions, Republican legislators pushed a massive cut on taxes on capital gains and reduced the income tax burden on all but the working poor. This session, Hutchinson provided some relief at the lower end of the tax bracket. Hutchinson pushed through a $50 million tax cut, directed at households with a taxable income of less than $21,000. The cut is misleading, though, as it targets taxable income, which is often far less than salary or adjusted gross income. In fact, Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families pointed out that 48 percent of the overall $50 million cut will go to taxpayers in the top 40 percent of earners, while only 5 percent will go to those making less than $18,000 per year.

Establishing a refundable state Earned Income Tax Credit, tied to the federal EITC, would have been considerably more beneficial to the lower 40 percent of Arkansas earners, who often have no income tax liability, but pay a large share of their income in sales tax. An EITC would have provided a more substantial boost to the working poor at less cost than Hutchinson's cut. Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock) and Sen. Jake Files (R-Fort Smith) were behind the EITC proposal, which historically has bipartisan appeal, but they couldn't get support from Hutchinson or enough other legislators.

Hutchinson also supported legislation that exempted all military retirement pay and survivor benefits from state income taxes. The first $6,000 of military retirement pay had been exempt previously. Since most veterans aren't career soldiers and eligible for a pension, the exemption will leave out many veterans (again, an EITC would have been a better avenue). But few politicians on either side of the aisle were going to stand in the way of helping veterans — even though Hutchinson unconscionably larded the measure with unrelated tax hikes. The legislation offset the eventual $13.4 million cost of the exemption by raising the sales tax on candy and soda. Completely unrelated to veterans' retirement income, the bill provided a $6 million tax cut on soft drink syrup, which it paid for by taxing unemployment benefits and digital downloads. So, veterans with pensions got a bump and corporate interests got significant help, while folks downloading books and movies, as well as people in between jobs, got screwed.

In the "could have been worse" column, more credit for Hutchinson: He held at bay lawmakers from his party such as Sen. Bart Hester (R-Cave Springs) who wanted to cut $100 million or more in taxes — threatening essential state services in the process — by creating a commission to consider the future of tax policies in the state.

The commission will have to consider two issues the General Assembly punted on. A bill that would have required out-of-state online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases made by Arkansans stalled in the House, with several Republicans decrying the proposal as a tax increase even though Arkansans already are required to pay the tax by law (few do because it requires self-reporting.) Still, Amazon said it would voluntarily begin collecting sales tax on Arkansas customers beginning in March. Another bill that merely would have referred to voters a proposal to increase the tax on gas to pay for bonds for highway construction failed on similar anti-tax grounds.

Lindsey Millar

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Atual reform

Act 423, "The Criminal Justice Efficiency and Safety Act," might be the most consequential piece of good legislation the General Assembly passed. It's a sprawling, omnibus law, with three primary components.

Most consequentially, it introduces swift and certain sanctioning, which means parolees and probationers who commit minor violations of the terms of their supervision will be sent for 45 to 90 days to Arkansas Community Correction facilities, where they will receive rehabilitative programming, instead of being sent to prison for significantly longer stints. Arkansas in recent years has had the fastest growing prison population in the country, fueled largely by parole violators returning to prison. Swift and certain sanctioning is expected to free up as many as 1,600 prison beds and save the state as much as $30-$40 million.

The law also seeks to divert people who commit nuisance offenses because they are high on drugs or having a mental health crisis in public from jail or prison. It establishes Crisis Stabilization Units, regional facilities where people in crisis could go to receive treatment for several days. The law mandates the creation of three such units, but $5 million earmarked in the state budget for the operation of the facilities, paired with significant additional federal money the state expects to draw from Medicaid, could allow for several more CSUs to open. The locations of the CSUs have not yet been selected, but Craighead, Pulaski and Sebastian counties are thought to be leading candidates. Finally, Act 423 also requires law enforcement officers to receive crisis intervention training to help them de-escalate interactions with people amid behavioral health episodes.

The law is the product of 18 months of study and presentations by the nonprofit Council of State Governments, which reported to a Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force that bill sponsor Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson (R-Little Rock) co-chaired. Hutchinson, co-sponsor Rep. Clarke Tucker (D-Little Rock) and CSG say the new law will save the state money, which can be reinvested in effective criminal justice policies. CSG's justice reinvestment program has successfully been implemented in states across the country.

Of course, whether it's successful here will depend on policymakers seeing the reforms through. One potential stumbling block: CSG recommended that the state hire 100 new parole and probation officers to better supervise the nearly 56,000 people on parole and probation. Current supervision officers handle on average 125 cases. Governor Hutchinson's budget didn't provide for funding to hire 100 new officers, though it did make temporary funding to Arkansas Community Correction permanent, which will at least allow the department to retain the 60 officers it had hired since 2015. That's not enough, Sen. Hutchinson (who is the governor's nephew) said. He hopes a future General Assembly will approve additional funding for more officers using some of the savings generated by Act 423.

A perennial stumbling block for any criminal justice reform is the inevitable violator who commits a serious crime. A significant portion of Arkansas's recent prison growth spike came because of punitive parole policies enacted in the wake of the 2013 murder of a teenager in Little Rock by a serial parole violator. It's natural to think that locking up people who commit crimes for long stretches reduces crime, but research shows it's just the opposite, Sen. Hutchinson said.

"I've had the luxury of studying this for years now. It's hard to wrap your brain around sometimes," Hutchinson said. "Longer sentences do not, in fact, result in lower crime rates. The longer [people are] incarcerated, the greater chance of recidivism they have."

Hutchinson chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, and many of its members, chief among them Sen. Bryan King (R-Green Forest), were hostile to the idea of moving away from incarceration in certain situations. King introduced the tough-on-crime Senate Bill 177, which would have required anyone with three stints in prison to serve at least 80 percent of any subsequent sentence. Arkansas already has a two-strikes law: After someone commits a second serious violent or sexual crime, he's required to serve 100 percent of his sentence. So King's measure would have mostly targeted low-level property and drug crimes and at huge cost. According to an impact statement, it would have added 5,499 inmates at a cost of $121 million in 2026. The total 10-year cost to the state would have been $692 million, and that's not including the significant cost of building new prison housing. King let the bill die in the House Judiciary Committee after Governor Hutchinson forcefully spoke out against it.

Three other positive new laws: Act 566, sponsored by the odd couple Rep. John Walker (D-Little Rock) and Rep. Bob Ballinger (R-Berryville), has Arkansas opt out of a section in President Clinton's sweeping 1996 welfare reform law that prevents anyone who has been convicted of a felony drug offense from receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits. Act 1012, from legislation sponsored by Tucker and Hutchinson, allows someone on probation or parole for an offense that did not involve the operation of a motor vehicle who has a suspended drivers license because of unpaid fines or fees to continue to drive to work or school. Act 539, sponsored by Sen. Missy Irvin (R-Mountain Home) and Rep. Rebecca Petty (R-Springdale), prevents minors from being sentenced to life without parole. Before they become eligible for parole, the new law requires minors sentenced to life terms to serve 20 years for nonhomicide offenses, 25 years for first-degree murder and 30 years for capital murder. Of course, the Parole Board could repeatedly deny parole requests and force someone sentenced to a life term as a minor to spend his life in prison.

The heartbreaker of the session in criminal justice was the failure of Democratic Sen. Joyce Elliott's proposal to require racial impact statements for new criminal justice legislation. The impact statements would have provided research on whether proposed legislation would have a disparate impact on minority groups. Similar bills failed in 2013 and 2015, and this one was substantially amended to merely provide the impact statements as an option, but it died on the House floor. It was another reminder that for many white people, there is no greater insult than suggesting that they or something they do might be racist, even if the bias was unintended. One opponent, Rep. Ballinger, said he did not believe in systemic racism.

Lindsey Millar

ABORTION

Risking women's health

Women and their bodies were subjected to serious new insults this year by Arkansas legislators practicing medicine without a license.

Among the most egregious laws was the so-called "dismemberment abortion" bill, now Act 45, whose chief sponsors were Rep. Andy Mayberry (R-Hensley) and Sen. David Sanders (R-Little Rock). The bill prohibits doctors from performing what doctors believe is the safest method of second trimester abortion: dilation and evacuation. The alternatives would be something akin to a Caesarean section, in which the belly is cut open to remove the fetus, or an induced abortion, which requires the woman to go into labor to expel a fetus killed by an injection of salt water, urea or potassium chloride into the amniotic sac. Those procedures are what doctors call "high morbidity" — meaning they have a high risk of making patients sick.

Dilation and evacuation is recommended by the World Health Organization, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Medical Association. The difference between those organizations and the Arkansas legislature is that one group does not believe women should receive the best health care possible.

But Mayberry and Sanders and their co-sponsors think D&E, which uses a vacuum, is tantamount to butchery. But hysterectomy and induction abortions accomplish the same end as a D&E and are far less safe.

There is no exception for incest or rape in the law. And, like previous laws passed by legislators who think their particular religious beliefs give them the right to control women, the law particularly harms women who can't afford to travel to a more broad-minded jurisdiction to exercise a legal right.

Another evil of the law is that it allows a spouse, parent or guardian to bring a civil suit against the abortion provider if the woman has "received or attempted to receive" dilation and evacuation. That means, according to abortion rights activists and Mayberry himself, a husband can stop an abortion. He may have committed rape. A parent may have committed incest. Doesn't matter.

Rep. Charlie Collins (R-Fayetteville) and Sen. Missy Irvin (R-Mountain View) brought us the bill that became Act 733, the so-called "sex-selection abortion ban." Despite the fact that there is zero evidence that Arkansas women are dashing into abortion clinics because they've determined the sex of their fetus and don't like it, the bill has the potential to create an huge burden on the doctor provider.

Say a woman has had prenatal tests to see if her fetus has a genetic disorder. She learns there is a disorder and, by the way, the sex of the fetus. Her doctor must ask if she knows the gender of the fetus. If she answers that she does, the abortion must be delayed, because this new state law requires the doctor to "request the medical records of the pregnant woman relating directly to the entire pregnancy history of the woman." No abortion may be performed until every chart for every pregnancy generated by the woman's ob-gyn (or ob-gyns) and staffs and hospitals, every record generated during every trip to the ER she may have had to make, is supplied and reviewed by the abortion provider. Not only could that take a lot of time and generate a mountain of paperwork — what if the woman already had five children? — but it would also notify, perhaps against the woman's will, her doctors and their staffs that she is seeking to obtain an abortion.

The bill does not state what information in those records would suggest that the woman was hell-bent on not having another boy or girl.

"Why are physicians and the clinic made to be an investigative party into a woman's motives to have an abortion?" asked a spokesman for Little Rock Family Planning, the state's only clinic that offers abortion up to 21 weeks.

Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R-Elm Springs) and Sen. Scott Flippo (R-Bull Shoals), like Mayberry and Sanders, introduced what's called a model TRAP law (targeted regulation of abortion providers) meant to end abortion by imposing stricter inspection regulations on clinics. The bill allows the state Department of Health to make yearly trips to inspect clinic records and "a representative sample of procedures"; to regulate all aspects of the clinic "without limitation," and to collect an annual fee of $500.

While purporting to be a bill to protect women's health, the new law, Act 383, is designed to let the state shut down a clinic for facilities violations not spelled out in the legislation. It's not clear what violation would close the clinic. Towel on the floor? Out of paper towels? Scoop left in the break room freezer's icemaker?

As it happens, Little Rock Family Planning is inspected frequently, more than the once every year that the law already called for. The health department inspected the clinic four times in 2016, citing such things as discolored ceiling tiles and a chair with rips. The clinic's spokesman said some inspections are instigated by complaints from the anti-abortion protesters that picket outside.

The vague language of Act 383 "has potential for abuse. We don't know if we would be singled out and treated differently, if our license could be suspended for even minor paperwork violations," the spokesman said.

— Leslie Newell Peacock

TRANSPARENCY

The public's right to know took one step forward, two steps back.

Arkansas's robust Freedom of Information Act came under assault in 2017 as never before, with legislators proposing at least a dozen new exemptions to the open records law. Thanks to SB 131, now Act 474, by Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R-Branch), security plans of the State Capitol Police are no longer disclosable to the public; Stubblefield's reasoning was that someone seeking to do violence at the Capitol might request such plans, but the law is written so broadly that virtually any record of the Capitol police could fall under the new exemption. Stubblefield's SB 12 (Act 541) created a similar exemption for schools, including colleges and universities. HB 1236, now Act 531, by Rep. Jimmy Gazaway (R-Paragould), prevents the disclosure of a body-cam or dash-cam recording of the death of a law enforcement officer.

Thankfully, though, many anti-FOIA bills failed. The most significant was SB 373, by Sen. Bart Hester (R-Cave Springs), which proposed exempting attorney-client communications and work product from the FOIA if the client is a public entity. The force behind the bill was the University of Arkansas. The problem with this idea — aside from the fact that attorney-client communications can already be shielded on a case-by-case basis, by order of a judge — is that a public entity could declare almost any record exempt simply by emailing that record to its attorney. Had it passed, this loophole could have swallowed the entire FOIA.

On the bright side, Rep. Jana Della Rosa (R-Rogers) managed to pass HB 1427, now Act 318, to require candidates to file their monthly finance reports electronically, rather than on paper. HB 1010, now Act 616, by Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock) extends the same requirement to political action committees and other groups. This matters because a searchable electronic database will make it much easier for the public to track contributions made to candidates and PACs, as well as their expenditures.

However, the legislature quashed an effort to shine a light on the darkest regions of campaign finance when it rejected HB 1005, by Rep. Clarke Tucker (D-Little Rock). The bill would have required disclosure of "electioneering" spending, meaning advertisements by independent organizations, nominally unaffiliated with any candidate, that dodge ethics laws by scrupulously avoiding the use of phrasings like "vote for" or "vote against." A growing number of states recognize that such ads — which have proliferated tremendously in recent years and comprise hundreds of millions of dollars in spending nationwide — are de facto campaign commercials and require them to be reported as such. Not Arkansas.

Benjamin Hardy

ANTI-LGBT

Threats stalled.

The legislature still shows animus toward people who don't fit its definition of normal, but Arkansans lucked out when three anti-LGBT bills failed. Two so-called "bathroom bills" that targeted transgender children and adults and another that would have let doctors refuse to perform a procedure if it offended their "deeply held beliefs" did not make it into law.

But the legislature also blocked a bill that would have corrected an injustice. SB 580, by Sen. Joyce Elliott (D-Little Rock), would have provided for the automatic listing of both parents' names on the birth certificates of children of married same-sex couples, an important factor in establishing inheritance and other matters. In a marriage between a man and a woman, the names of both parents are listed on a child's birth certificate, even in cases of surrogacy or artificial insemination. Arkansas is the only state that treats children of same-sex parents differently in this regard, seemingly in violation of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 ruling that struck down bans on gay marriage nationwide. Elliott's bill would have fixed the problem, but when SB 580 came before the Senate Judiciary Committee, vice-chair Sen. Linda Collins-Smith (R-Pocahontas) said same-sex parents could make a will if they wanted to ensure their kids get an inheritance.

Besides the children of same-sex couples, Collins-Smith doesn't much like transgender people, either. She introduced SB 774 to require that people had to use public bathroom or changing facilities that corresponded with the sex as listed on their birth certificates, and that the governing body of the public entity had to make sure the law was enforced. Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau director Gretchen Hall and Verizon Arena General Manager Michael Marion told Collins-Smith in a hearing on the bill said they could not see how it would be possible to know what was on the birth certificate on the thousands of people who might answer the call of nature at an event. "It's your job to find a way," Collins-Smith snarled. Collins-Smith pulled down the bill when she realized it was not going to pass.

The House passed a bill introduced by Rep. Bob Ballinger (R-Berryville), who also had his mind on bathroom use, to expand the state's indecent exposure law. State law already says it is a crime to expose one's genitalia with intent to gratify sexual desire; Ballinger's bill would have made it a crime simply to expose genitalia in front of a person of the opposite sex. (Maybe it's common practice to inspect genitalia in bathrooms up in Berryville.) Though the House vote for the bill was 65 to 3, the bill went down the Senate Judiciary Committee drain, as Collins-Smith's did.

Governor Hutchinson, who did not want Arkansas to suffer economically as North Carolina did when it passed its "bathroom bill" (since partially repealed), was relieved.

Another ugly bill was introduced by Rep. Brandt Smith (R-Jonesboro): the Health Care Freedom of Conscience Act, which would have allowed doctors to refuse to administer health care services that offended their "deeply held beliefs." Smith had in mind both reproductive rights and transgender reassignment surgery. There was no support for the bill from medical professionals, and state Surgeon General Dr. Gregory Bledsoe spoke against it, saying, "If you're a member of any sort of minority group ... these sorts of bills send a message that threatens you."

Leslie Newell Peacock

AVERAGE ARKANSANS 

Workers, consumers and other enemies of the state got a raw deal.

Governor Hutchinson deserves some recognition for passing a modest income tax cut for working people this session, even if it wasn't quite the boost for the poor that he claimed (see Taxes, page 15). But in almost every other way, the average Arkansan got screwed by the 2017 session.

Start with Act 986, by Rep. Laurie Rushing (R-Hot Springs), which will outlaw private class-action lawsuits under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act — a cornerstone of consumer protection law. Such suits are a powerful deterrent against businesses that intentionally scam customers in various small ways, such as false advertising or misleading promotional offers. Preventing consumers from bringing claims as a class gives the unscrupulous a freer hand to prey on the unsuspecting.

Act 606, by Rep. DeAnn Vaught (R-Horatio), provides a boon to corporations by allowing an employer to sue a worker who records a video or takes photos in the workplace "and uses the recording in a manner that damages the employer." In other words, it will stop whistleblowers from documenting unethical or illegal practices, such as animal abuse at factory farms. Animal rights organizations refer to it as an "ag-gag" bill.

Maybe the biggest prize for big business, though, was the "tort reform" measure that was referred to the 2018 ballot, Senate Joint Resolution 8. Sponsored by Sen. Missy Irvin (R-Mountain Home), it proposes a new amendment to the state constitution that would place ceilings on the noneconomic and punitive damages that may be awarded to a claimant in a civil suit. Attorney contingency fees would also be capped, at one-third of the net recovery. In short, this would sharply limit the ability of someone who was grievously harmed by an act of medical malpractice to seek compensation in court. SJR 8 sparked a bruising fight in the legislature, with a few Republicans breaking ranks to speak forcefully against abridging the right to a trial by jury. But business interests — especially nursing homes — have been pushing tort reform for years, and the measure proved unstoppable. Unless Arkansas voters reject it in 2018, that is.

Speaking of abridged rights, the legislature also referred a proposed amendment that would enshrine a voter ID requirement in the Arkansas Constitution. The hard truth is that House Joint Resolution 1016, by Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R-Elm Springs), will likely pass in 2018 given the state's electoral trends. Never mind that proponents of voter ID can't cite any documented instances of voter impersonation in Arkansas, and never mind the evidence that such measures elsewhere have resulted in voters being disenfranchised — voter ID has become gospel to Republicans, aided by President Trump's falsehoods about rampant fraud in the 2016 election. Redundantly enough, the legislature also passed a voter ID bill in addition to the referred amendment, Act 633 by Rep. Mark Lowery (R-Maumelle).

Arkansas's status as the worst state in the nation for renters went unchallenged. A bill by Sen. Blake Johnson (R-Corning), now Act 159, softened but preserved the state's unconscionable, one-of-a-kind criminal eviction statute, which courts in several counties have deemed unconstitutional. Thanks to the lobbying efforts of the Arkansas Realtors Association, Arkansas also remains the only state in which there is no minimum habitability standard for rental property. HB 1166, by Hot Springs Republican Rushing, purported to address that deficiency, but the bill's proposed standards were pitifully weak — limited to electricity, water, sewer and a roof — and it may have limited renters' meager rights in other ways, so it's best it failed.

Legislators' sympathy for landlords didn't translate to protecting small property owners railroaded by the oil industry. House Bill 2086, an effort by Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock) to more carefully examine the use of eminent domain by pipeline companies, was drafted in response to the construction of the Diamond Pipeline, which will carry crude oil across the length of Arkansas from Oklahoma to Memphis. It failed to get out of committee.

Currently, unemployment benefits in Arkansas cover workers for a maximum of 20 weeks, which is a shorter span than any surrounding state except Missouri (also 20 weeks). Act 734 from Rep. Lundstrum will soon reduce that coverage time to 16 weeks ... and reduce weekly benefits checks paid to laid-off workers. This is despite the state's unemployment trust fund having amply recovered from the recession (it now contains around $500 million) and unemployment levels at record lows. So why trim benefits now? Simple: Employers want more money for themselves.

There was at least one good piece of consumer legislation, though, sponsored by none other than Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway). Act 944 aims to close a loophole exploited by payday lenders, which were driven out of Arkansas some years ago by a ban on high-interest loans but recently have been creeping back into the state by charging astronomical "fees" in place of interest.

And some bad measures failed, the most obnoxious probably being HB 1035 by Rep. Mary Bentley (R-Perryville). The bill would have prohibited SNAP recipients from using food stamps to purchase items the state Health Department deems unhealthy, such as soda; it stalled in the face of opposition from grocery stores and others. House Bill 1825 by Rep. John Payton (R-Wilburn), which went nowhere, would have seized lottery winnings from citizens who have received public assistance from the Arkansas Department of Human Services. And, efforts to chip away at workers compensation failed this time around. Got to leave something for 2019.

Benjamin Hardy



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CONFEDERATION DISOWNS THE STATEMENT OF SECRETARY, STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM

Com Shiv Gopal Misra, Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM & General Secretary, All India Railway Men's Federation has issued a Press statement "welcoming and thanking " the decision of the Central Government regarding implementation of the revised allowances to Central Government employees . The statement has created an impression among some section of employees that all the organisations of National Council JCM (including organisations affiliated to Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers)  are of the same opinion and all the leaders of the JCM Staff Side has cheated the employees. To put the records straight, Confederation National Secretariat like to make it clear that our opinion was not sought by Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM, before issuing such a statement. We have already given a call to the employees to hold nationwide protest demonstrations against betrayal of the NDA Government. Confederation alone has conducted a series of agitational programmes against the negative attitude of the NDA Govt. towards Employees and Pensioners, including 15th December 2016  Parliament March, 16th March 2017 one day strike , 23rd May 2017 Mass dharna in front of Finance Ministers office , 22nd June 2017 Human Chain etc. Confederation National Secretariat strongly disagree with certain views and comments made by Secretary, Staff Side, and organisations affiliated to Confederation who have representation in JCM totally disown the statement. We strongly condemn the unilateral attitude of Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM. The statement issued by the three Standing Committee Members of Staff Side National Council JCM who are representing Confederation in the JCM Standing Committee is furnished below.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
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DATED – 30.06.2017

STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF SIDE NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM, REPRESENTING CONFEDERATION DISAGREE AND DISOWN THE STATEMENT OF SRI. SHIV GOPAL MISRA, SECRETARY, STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM

It was extremely unfortunate that the Staff Side Secretary through his press statement issued yesterday has chosen to praise the Modi Government over the decisions it had taken on various demands of the Central Govt. employees. The said statement was issued apparently without causing any consultation either formally or informally with the other members of the Staff Side, in any case not at all in consultation with the signatories of this statement.  We, being the members of the Standing Committee, emphatically disagree and distance ourselves from the position taken by him in the Press Statement.

There had been no justification for the 7th CPC to reduce the rate of HRA by an imagined factor of 0.8. Neither during the discussions, the staff side had with the committee headed by the Expenditure Secretary, nor in the press release issued after the Cabinet meeting, the Govt. had advanced  any logic for their decision to restore the rate of HRA only for those who draw pay at the level of Rs.18000. There had been no appreciation of any of the concerns or issues raised by the staff side and whatever decisions so far taken by the Govt. was inconsonance with the views and recommendations of the top echelons of the bureaucracy,  be in the matter of allowances, minimum wage, fitment factor, rejection  of option no.1 for the pensioners or withdrawal of  NPS.
The highly defective computation of minimum wage by the 7th CPC and the consequent denial of a reasonable wage structure, withdrawal of existing allowances and benefits, virtual abrogation of the time bound promotion to the lower category of employees; rejection of option No. 1 to pensioners, refusal to grant atleast a  minimum guaranteed pension under NPS   require the  strongest condemnation.

The fact that decisions taken by the Govt. on 7th CPC issues are clear reflections of Modi Government's. anti- labour attitude ought to have been, what the staff side secretary conveyed through his press release. His statement has, as stated earlier sadly reflects the total disconnect between the common Central Govt. employees and JCM staff side leadership.

Had it been the statement on behalf of the AIRF, we would not have issued this denouncement  at all, as we consider that it is the prerogative of each organisation to view things in their perspective and formulate their  opinions.


KKN Kutty                                         M. Krishnan                                      M. S. Raja
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          Ron Dennis se desvincula completamente de McLaren tras vender sus acciones en la compañía   

Ron Dennis se ha desvinculado completamente de McLaren Technology Group y McLaren Automotive, donde fue el máximo responsable durante mucho tiempo, al vender las acciones que todavía poseía de ambas compañías, cerrando una salida que se inició en noviembre cuando fue sustituido en el cargo por Zak Brown.


          John Paul Pet Lavender Mint Shampoo & Detangling Spray + Giveaway   

  We are all familiar with the John Paul Mitchell name in hair care products. Co-founder, John Paul DeJoria revolutionized the hair care industry by banning animal testing on his products over 30 years ago. John’s extensive knowledge in formulating products for hair and skin care have also led to new standards for pet grooming and hygiene [...]

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          Ron Dennis se desvincula completamente de McLaren tras vender sus acciones en la compañía   

Ron Dennis se ha desvinculado completamente de McLaren Technology Group y McLaren Automotive, donde fue el máximo responsable durante mucho tiempo, al vender las acciones que todavía poseía de ambas compañías, cerrando una salida que se inició en noviembre cuando fue sustituido en el cargo por Zak Brown.


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          RE:Controles Active X para Access   

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Respuesta a Controles Active X para Access

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Publicado el 15 de Noviembre del 2012 por alex

          Active Reports 2.0   

Active Reports 2.0

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Publicado el 20 de Noviembre del 2011 por Adolfo Enrique

          DENUNCIAN A DIRIGENTES DE LA COMUNIDAD POR TERRORISMO Y ASESINATO   
Ex dirigentes de la Comunidad Campesina de Conchucos, ex presidentes de esta institución vienen siendo investigados por el delito de terrorismo y, formar un comando de aniquilamiento según consta en la investigación fiscal.

Reabren caso de la muerte de Daniel Remigio, asesinado en diciembre de 1998, en Conchucos.

Según las investigaciones el ex presidente de la comunidad Hugo Lara Ayala, es denunciado por pertenecer al grupo terrorista sendero luminoso al igual que el otro ex presidente de la comunidad Eusebio Cardoso Polo y tres personas.

La procuraduría publica de terrorismo del ministerio del interior, presento queja y reabren investigación y ordenan, formular denuncia penal, contra los que resulten responsables del delito contra la tranquilidad pública - terrorismo, contra el estado peruano y Daniel Remigio Zúñiga.


Ya en el mes pasado de marzo fueron citados los acusados, quien tendrán que responder por los presuntos delitos que se le acusa, para nosotros los conchucanos es lamentable este tipo de casos, ya que mancha la conducta de los dirigentes comunales, por el bien de todos esperamos que se esclarezca el tema y, los involucrados demuestren su inocencia por el bien de sus familias.



          Zero Woman 5: The Hunted   
Original title: Zero woman: Kesenai kioku
Japan, 1997
Director: Norihisa Yoshimura
Starring: Mikiyo Ono, Reina Tanaka, Kou Watanabe

This direct to video release is the 5th entry in the Zero Woman franchise, one of the better known and certainly most prolific in the abundant Japanese Girls with Guns genre. The basic storyline will be familiar to anyone who has seen the various incarnations of Nikita - attractive female assassin is forced into making contract kills by a shadow organisation that controls her. In this case, she's named Rei, and the organisation running her is "Zero Force".

Being the 5th in the series, viewers would be well advised not to expect anything original. And being a direct to video release, not to expect anything great. With expectations suitably adjusted ...

The movie starts with Rei swimming in a public pool alongside some big shot gang boss - judging by the gun-toting heavies prowling poolside.

 

Barely two minutes into the flick you are asked to suspend disbelief as our sub 100-pound heroine overpowers her much larger male target - underwater, and without any of his bodyguards noticing. While exiting the pool, the bodyguards clue in to what's happened and a gunfight ensues. Everyone misses her of course, but Rei ALWAYS gets her man, even when she's visibly pointing the gun in the wrong direction. Amazing. I do wonder where she was hiding that gun though.

Fade out. Title sequence. Costume change.


Rei's wearing a sexy black cocktail dress, covertly making her way through the hallway of a swanky apartment. Despite being a highly trained assassin with superheroic skills, she inexplicably chooses to inch BACKWARDS into an unseen room, which I'm fairly sure is not best practice.

Consequently a supersized wrestler/ bodyguard grabs her from behind and hoists her above his head WWF style, then CHUCKS her about 10 feet onto some wooden stairs. This is actually quite realistic and looks like a painful stunt for the poor schmuck who had to wear a dress and perform it. A fight ensues with each seemingly beaten until a shock resurrection turns the tables. Twice.


By now you can probably tell that the action sequences reside somewhere in the vicinity of "Average to Lame". But rest assured that Rei's wardrobe is convincingly killer, even if her technique is not. Which is to say that of the phrase "attractive female assasssin" - the first two words are best served here.

Later, she returns home to light some incense and take her clothes off. She adds coloured marbles to a goldfish bowl representing each of her day's kills. After the frenetic action of the opening 8 minutes, the movie starts to develop her character with segues into nightmares and flashbacks. She's a kid again, her sister is being abused. Her sister has a scar just like the scar on her day-spa masseuse! Mysterious connections are made.


Rei hooks up with a guy at the local restaurant, and a love interest develops. Things are looking up for her tormented soul. But can she escape the clutches of Zero Force and find true love?



This is my first foray into the franchise, so I'm certainly missing some important backstory and can't compare it to previous films in the series. The movie on its own works well enough, though formulaic. Despite an obviously low budget. it often looks good, in no small part due to the appeal of lead actress Mikiyo Ono who is a real cutie.

The inattention to realism in the action scenes is somewhat jarring and often laughable, firmly placing this in b-grade territory. The soundtrack is pretty good if you like instrumental rock guitar.

Rating: 4.5/10. Worthwhile for fans of the series or those who like watching hot chicks killing people. Even so, an average entry in the genre.

For better examples, check out Masaru Konuma's XX: Beautiful Hunter, or Takashi Ishii's Black Angel







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          Transmontanos de Groslay (95) em festa   


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Os Transmontanos de Groslay (95) organizaram, dia 29 de abril, um bonito espetáculo que teve inicio pelas 21 horas e durou ate as duas da manhã, com dois conceituados, artistas Portugueses e um baile abrilhantado com o conjunto musical KAPA. O primeiro a cantar foi a famosa Rosinha com as suas bonitas dançarinas, gosto da Rosinha, é uma grande artista e uma grande senhora, simples, acessível, simpática, é com estas qualidades que ela se afirmou no mundo do espetáculo. O Johnny, já nao precisa de apresentação na nossa comunidade, já o conheço como cantor há mais de uma dúzia de anos, aprecio os seus espetáculos ao vivo, com uma verdadeira orquestra e verdadeiros músicos, julgo ser um dos únicos da nossa comunidade a propor um show desta dimensão. Reparei que a organização desta festa inovou pela forma de ir ao espetáculo, ou seja eles venderam um "pass" onde estava incluído um lugar sentado a mesa, o bilhete de entrada, e uma garrafa de vinho para quatro pessoas, nao me lembra dos preços, mas acredito que esta formula pode vir a salvar os concertos e outros espetáculos na nossa comunidade. Cada vez menos jovens, vem as nossas festas e os mais velhos querem vir ao espetáculo, mas querem conforto, um lugar onde se sentar, é de facto muito mais agradável, mesmo se esse serviço custa mais caro é uma importante mais valia para o futuro das festas portuguesas deste género, bravo a quem teve esta brilhante ideia. A associação organizadora " Os Transmontanos de Groslay " presidida pelo Sr. Abílio Alves, que defende através desta associação as cores do concelho de Bragança, organizando regularmente eventos, onde os benefícios são doados a varias associações humanitárias ou organismos da sua terra natal. Para ver as fotos desta noitada, clique na foto.


          Trigger - Actualizar una tabla con dato de otra tabla.   

Trigger - Actualizar una tabla con dato de otra tabla.

Respuesta a Trigger - Actualizar una tabla con dato de otra tabla.

Porque el dato ha sido cargado antes que venga una registración.

Me explico:

La tabla_1 contiene datos de una entrada (billete) y la tabla_2 contiene la registración a través de un formulario web.

El procedimiento sería, para asignar un billete a una persona que se acaba de registrar.

Espero información para ver si funciona.

Muchas gracias,

Franklin

Publicado el 29 de Junio del 2017 por Franklin

          Shameless Self Promotion   

I was just informed that the panel on which I was invited to present has been accepted for the Society for Pyschological Anthropology Biennial Meeting. The panel is organized by Jonathan Marion and is titled, "Re-Embodying Identity." Here is the panel abstract:


    Re-Embodying Identity


    Working out of a variety of approaches and models, this panel is geared towards exploring and understanding the interactivity of body and identity. While a number of scholars have started to look to the body as a site of culture, the interconnection of body and identity still remains largely under appreciated. Building off the idea that practice and activity can be valuable sites for anthropological inquiry, this panel focuses on and interrogates the significance of bodily experiences and conceptualizations to understanding the constructions of both personal and collective meanings and identities.


    This panel’s use of the term re-embodiment is not to suggest that people are somehow otherwise not embodied, disembodied, or alienated from their bodies. All physical practices, such as sitting at the computer, are, of course, embodied, as, ultimately, are all thoughts about such activities. Similarly, it would be inaccurate to assume that someone at their computer feels some sense of bodily alienation; i.e. as if somehow their body is not their’s. That people typically take little notice of their bodies (on a day-to-day basis) save when something goes wrong does not mean, however, that bodily experience and perception otherwise cease to be significant in constructions and understandings of personal and collective identities; and it is against this backdrop that this panel engages with re-embodiment, wherein and whereby awareness of and attention to the body can be re-engaged. Borrowing from different traditions across the social sciences, the papers on this panel—dealing with modern body piercing, Brazilian squatting, Polish Evangelicals, competitive ballroom dance, and embodied conflict—each explore some practices and beliefs wherein and whereby personal and collective identities are re-embodied. Rather than answering any questions, this panel is intended as a step in theorizing, conducting research on, and then re-theorizing the significance of re-embodying identity.


    Re-Embodying Identity


    Organizer and Chair: Jonathan S. Marion


    05 min – Introduction


    17 min – Amelia Guimarin: Body Piercing and the Re-embodiment of Commodity-Based Identity


    17 min – Ana Paula Pimentel Walker: Embodied Identity and Political Action:


    Lessons from the Participatory Budget in Brazil


    17 min – Jacob Saunders: The Body’s Religious Sentiments: Identity and Bodily Practice Among Polish Evangelicals


    17 min – Jonathan S. Marion: Being Ballroom: Re-embodying Identity in Competitive Ballroom Dancing


    17 min – Ian Grand: Becoming Palladin: Embodied Narratives, Conflicts, and Identities


    15 min – Audience: Questions & Discussion


    Guimarin, Amelia


    University of California, Irvine


    Body Piercing and the Re-Embodiment of Commodity-Based Identity


    Commodity-based identity is a significant part of today's consumer culture society. Some scholars view this reliance on commodities as limiting the power of the individual. However, this study focuses on the activity of body piercing to argue that individuals exercise authority as they utilize commodities to create bodily-centered identity. In the community of college-age individuals, body piercing has emerged as an important commodity used to express personal and communal identity. This project draws upon first-hand ethnographic research and existing theoretical analysis in Anthropology and other Social Science disciplines to argue that body piercing represents the re-embodiment of commodity-based identity.


    In this study, the practice of body piercing in the college-age community is analyzed in relation to traditional rites of passage with which it shares undeniable similarities. When children become distanced from their parents, as in the case of 'going away to college,' they enter a new stage in life; they may then undergo a crisis of identity when the structure on which they based their identity, their family unit, is replaced by a community of their peers. This crisis often occurs in conjunction with the crisis of bodily detachment which arises in part from the practice of commodity-based identity. However, in this case, body piercing as a form of commodity-based identity intercedes as a way to reconcile these crises of identity and claim, or reclaim, bodily-centered identity through the activity of body piercing.


    Pimentel Walker, Ana Paula


    University of California, San Diego


    Embodied Identity and Political Action:


    Lessons from the Participatory Budget in Brazil


    A focus on identity in activity is fundamental to understanding how squatters’ perceptions of their social positioning shifts based on the new set of social relations that emerged with the implementation of the Participatory Budget, a municipal mechanism of resource allocation. The evidence comes from fieldwork conducted in Porto Alegre during January and February of 2005 for my master’s thesis in Urban Planning. When squatters perceived that their social positioning changed under the local social relations of power, they also changed their actions by advocating for their rights. The leftist progressive pioneers of the Participatory Budget envisioned political participation in terms of citizen’s rights, independent of land tenure status. Nonetheless, outside of this particular political narrative, legal title is an important index of citizenship rights. Lawful tenants, incapable of preventing squatters from placing their demands through the Participatory Budget, began to treat squatters as political brokers between themselves and the city administration. The meaning of political participation changed from a political right, as initially envisioned by the framers of the Participatory Budget, to a political responsibility of the squatters. I use the theoretical framework established by D. Holland, D. Skinner, W. Lachicotte, and C. Cain in Identity and Agency in Cultural Worlds in order to understand this dialectical relationship between narrative/figured worlds and positional identities. Even though embodied political identity is mostly unconscious, the index of legal title becomes a conscious aspect of squatters’ positional identity. In the figured world of the Participatory Budget, this change in squatters’ positional identity enables them to refuse to act as political brokers for the lawful tenants.


    Saunders, Jacob


    University of California, San Diego


    The Body’s Religious Sentiments:


    Identity and Bodily Practice Among Polish Evangelicals


    This paper examines the relationship between identity and the body in an evangelical community in Poland. Drawing on two years of field research in a Polish Baptist community, I suggest that communal ideas about what the body is, what it does, and what it should do, are central to communal and individual religious identity. In exploring these models of the body, I argue that it is the body’s perceived objectivity and transparency—its capacity to give inner states a physical form—which explains the import that ascetic practices carry in the community. A żywa wiara (living faith) is viewed within the community as irrepressible; real emotions, states, and qualities are made visible by the body and through bodily practice; piety, honesty, humility and obedience are thus embodied. I posit that such beliefs about the body are important due to the general suspicion of speech and sentiment present in the community. Statements of faith, claims of religious feeling, and internal spiritual experience are treated with a measure of distrust by the community, as if lacking the objective grounding the body is seen to provide. I explore how the privileging of the body as a source of objective knowledge about faith and sentiments has significant consequences for identity formation within the community. For example, in the development of ideas about proper Baptist bodily practice, in the necessity of communal evaluation of each believer’s body, and in the manner that evaluative models become motivating for individuals.


    Marion, Jonathan S.


    California State University San Marcos


    Being Ballroom:


    Some Observations on the Re-embodying of Identity in Ballroom Dance


    This paper explores some of the dynamics of ballroom dance that allow for and facilitate the re-embodying of practitioners identities. Just as the body is inescapably implicated in human culture and knowledge, the converse is also true. While never separate from physical bodies, views of the body are always contextually construed, inevitably arising in the dialogue between the physicality of bodies and the values and understandings—both personal and cultural—by and through which those bodies are attended. Physical mannerisms, practices, and proxemics (e.g. Levy 1973, Bourdieu 1977, and Hall 1988 respectively) are integral elements of sociocultural discourse, as are the conceptualizations that are formulated out of and in response to these discourses. Uses and understandings of the body thus emerge as never being only natural and, as such, any robust understanding of humans cannot ignore the psychophysicality of human experience and conceptuality.


    Like other physical pastimes, ballroom dance allows people to consciously reconnect with their physicality. But dance and other expressive movement styles often go further, allowing people to experience, experiment with, and use their bodies in non-instrumental manners. This paper thus explores some of the dynamics whereby and wherein persons not only come to be aware of their bodies in and through ballroom dance but, specifically, of their bodies in interaction with others. And, as this paper will argue, while any type of physicality may help, partnered dance forms are especially efficacious in facilitating the very re-embodiment that modern modes of work, transportation, leisure, and home life may make all the harder—and thus all the more valuable—to attain.





Grand, Ian J.

California Institute of Integral Studies


Becoming Palladin:

Embodied Narratives, Conflicts, and Identities


The themes in this paper derive from the view that we develop meanings and values through embodied interaction with the cultural worlds to which we belong. Patterns of movement, gesture, feeling, expression, and thought are all embodied, and the development of these embodied patterns occurs in communities of participation. Because bodily identities symbolize aspects of our participation, it becomes important to look at them clinically.

Developmentally, we imitate, practice, and improvise with other people's gestures and movements and excitatory expressions, both in and out of the family of origin. We are, moreover, influenced by a broad range of media and multicultural images. These practices are automated and become part of one's identity either as whole set pieces or as partial incorporations. We live various bodies as we go through our daily worlds, both consciously and unconsciously, and these enactments may be in conflict or harmony with each other.

In this paper patterns of imitation will be looked at as means to the individuals embodied identity. Psychological conflict will be seen as the conflict between embodied enactments that symbolize and evoke particular cultural and familial values and meanings. Implications for psychotherapy will be discussed.
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          Review: The 105th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association   

This was my first and hopefully not my last experience visiting and presenting at "The Triple As." I was happy to have presented early in the week as this left me relaxed to enjoy the rest of the conference. My favorite panel was “Exploring Activity as Culture, Community, and Identity” because it addressed issues relevant to my interests and presented new ways for thinking about old things; it is exactly the kind of anthropology that inspires and excites me. The papers in the panel would make a great reader for a mid-level, major and non-major, undergraduate course in Anthropology. That is not to say that they are not theoretically complex and worthy of more advanced consideration, however they have a certain mass appeal that makes them perfect for getting students inspired, excited, and generally interested in Anthropology and anthropological thinking (approaching things from the mindset of an anthropologist). I especially enjoyed the comments made by discussant Bradd Shore.


Dr. Shore used a term he coined "activity fetishism" in his response to the papers on topics such as Capoeira, Irish Folk Music, Ballroom and Salsa Dancing, and Tae Kwon Doe. In the Fall 2003 Newsletter from the Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL), Shore elaborates on Max Weber's "Protestant ethic",

"In contemporary America, this old work ethic is still with us. However, in the context of middle-class consumer culture, it has become difficult to distinguish work from consumption activities. Work as a moral virtue has morphed into obsession with activities as status markers, much as if they were consumer items."

This "obsession with activities" is essentially the "activity fetishism" to which Shore refered in his discussion and which I find particularly relevant to my own research on the contemporary western practice of body piercing as well as my interest in, and proposed research on social networking websites. I haven't formulated any sort of argument relating activity fetishism to my work, but the gears are turning, expect to see a post about it shortly.


Although I found the conference as a whole to be very rewarding, I'd have to say, subject wise, I got the most out of the Exploring Activity panel. I also enjoyed the panel titled, "Anthropology at the Crossroads of Digital Society," Mike Wesch and Shelly Errington's panel on digital ethnography, Ken Anderson's panel on anthropology at Intel, Adam Fish's panel titled, "Cultures of Production in Film and Television," and of course, all the SVA presentations and films. The conference also went logistically well, with only a few minor (unimportant) issues:


1) No scheduled nap time. As one of my colleagues pointed out during an especially drowsy moment one afternoon, most of the world has some form of mid-day rest time (ex: siesta), yet the AAA, which of all organizations should be most "culturally sensitive," schedules panels straight through the day, from 8 am to 9 pm. Luckily there were several coffee shops inside, connected to, or very close by the convention center, and we were able to drug ourselves awake every morning and keep ourselves going every afternoon.


2) How about a workshop on "How to dance at contemporary western social events?" I'm joking, everyone was having a good time at the dance and that's all that matters, right?


3) Why can't Anthropologists clean up after themselves? I understand setting down a coffee cup or water bottle, forgetting about it, and walking away, but blatantly leaving trash on tables, chairs, and the floor . . . what's up with that?! I witnessed multiple instances, especially with the food served at the conference, of people getting up from their table and leaving their trash. This was not a table service situation, but a common area for people to eat, work, and talk, and it was not being taken care of by those who were sharing it, rather the conference center staff would routinely come by to clean up after those who couldn't clean up after themselves, it was quite a shame.


4) I love the Bay Area and I was born in San Jose . . . but it is so damn expensive!


All in all, the conference was good, I enjoyed myself, and it sure beat actually working!


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China's Charter 08
New York Review of Books
Volume 56, Number 1 · January 15, 2009


Translated from the Chinese by Perry Link

The document below, signed by more than two thousand Chinese citizens, was conceived and written in conscious admiration of the founding of Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia, where, in January 1977, more than two hundred Czech and Slovak intellectuals formed a
loose, informal, and open association of people...united by the will to strive individually and collectively for respect for human and civil rights in our country and throughout the world.
The Chinese document calls not for ameliorative reform of the current political system but for an end to some of its essential features, including one-party rule, and their replacement with a system based on human rights and democracy.

The prominent citizens who have signed the document are from both outside and inside the government, and include not only well-known dissidents and intellectuals, but also middle-level officials and rural leaders. They chose December 10, the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as the day on which to express their political ideas and to outline their vision of a constitutional, democratic China. They want Charter 08 to serve as a blueprint for fundamental political change in China in the years to come. The signers of the document will form an informal group, open-ended in size but united by a determination to promote democratization and protection of human rights in China and beyond.

Following the text is a postscript describing some of the regime's recent reactions to it.

—Perry Link
I. FOREWORD

A hundred years have passed since the writing of China's first constitution. 2008 also marks the sixtieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the thirtieth anniversary of the appearance of the Democracy Wall in Beijing, and the tenth of China's signing of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. We are approaching the twentieth anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre of pro-democracy student protesters. The Chinese people, who have endured human rights disasters and uncountable struggles across these same years, now include many who see clearly that freedom, equality, and human rights are universal values of humankind and that democracy and constitutional government are the fundamental framework for protecting these values.

By departing from these values, the Chinese government's approach to "modernization" has proven disastrous. It has stripped people of their rights, destroyed their dignity, and corrupted normal human intercourse. So we ask: Where is China headed in the twenty-first century? Will it continue with "modernization" under authoritarian rule, or will it embrace universal human values, join the mainstream of civilized nations, and build a democratic system? There can be no avoiding these questions.

The shock of the Western impact upon China in the nineteenth century laid bare a decadent authoritarian system and marked the beginning of what is often called "the greatest changes in thousands of years" for China. A "self-strengthening movement" followed, but this aimed simply at appropriating the technology to build gunboats and other Western material objects. China's humiliating naval defeat at the hands of Japan in 1895 only confirmed the obsolescence of China's system of government. The first attempts at modern political change came with the ill-fated summer of reforms in 1898, but these were cruelly crushed by ultraconservatives at China's imperial court. With the revolution of 1911, which inaugurated Asia's first republic, the authoritarian imperial system that had lasted for centuries was finally supposed to have been laid to rest. But social conflict inside our country and external pressures were to prevent it; China fell into a patchwork of warlord fiefdoms and the new republic became a fleeting dream.

The failure of both "self- strengthening" and political renovation caused many of our forebears to reflect deeply on whether a "cultural illness" was afflicting our country. This mood gave rise, during the May Fourth Movement of the late 1910s, to the championing of "science and democracy." Yet that effort, too, foundered as warlord chaos persisted and the Japanese invasion [beginning in Manchuria in 1931] brought national crisis.

Victory over Japan in 1945 offered one more chance for China to move toward modern government, but the Communist defeat of the Nationalists in the civil war thrust the nation into the abyss of totalitarianism. The "new China" that emerged in 1949 proclaimed that "the people are sovereign" but in fact set up a system in which "the Party is all-powerful." The Communist Party of China seized control of all organs of the state and all political, economic, and social resources, and, using these, has produced a long trail of human rights disasters, including, among many others, the Anti-Rightist Campaign (1957), the Great Leap Forward (1958–1960), the Cultural Revolution (1966–1969), the June Fourth [Tiananmen Square] Massacre (1989), and the current repression of all unauthorized religions and the suppression of the weiquan rights movement [a movement that aims to defend citizens' rights promulgated in the Chinese Constitution and to fight for human rights recognized by international conventions that the Chinese government has signed]. During all this, the Chinese people have paid a gargantuan price. Tens of millions have lost their lives, and several generations have seen their freedom, their happiness, and their human dignity cruelly trampled.

During the last two decades of the twentieth century the government policy of "Reform and Opening" gave the Chinese people relief from the pervasive poverty and totalitarianism of the Mao Zedong era, and brought substantial increases in the wealth and living standards of many Chinese as well as a partial restoration of economic freedom and economic rights. Civil society began to grow, and popular calls for more rights and more political freedom have grown apace. As the ruling elite itself moved toward private ownership and the market economy, it began to shift from an outright rejection of "rights" to a partial acknowledgment of them.

In 1998 the Chinese government signed two important international human rights conventions; in 2004 it amended its constitution to include the phrase "respect and protect human rights"; and this year, 2008, it has promised to promote a "national human rights action plan." Unfortunately most of this political progress has extended no further than the paper on which it is written. The political reality, which is plain for anyone to see, is that China has many laws but no rule of law; it has a constitution but no constitutional government. The ruling elite continues to cling to its authoritarian power and fights off any move toward political change.

The stultifying results are endemic official corruption, an undermining of the rule of law, weak human rights, decay in public ethics, crony capitalism, growing inequality between the wealthy and the poor, pillage of the natural environment as well as of the human and historical environments, and the exacerbation of a long list of social conflicts, especially, in recent times, a sharpening animosity between officials and ordinary people.

As these conflicts and crises grow ever more intense, and as the ruling elite continues with impunity to crush and to strip away the rights of citizens to freedom, to property, and to the pursuit of happiness, we see the powerless in our society—the vulnerable groups, the people who have been suppressed and monitored, who have suffered cruelty and even torture, and who have had no adequate avenues for their protests, no courts to hear their pleas—becoming more militant and raising the possibility of a violent conflict of disastrous proportions. The decline of the current system has reached the point where change is no longer optional.

II. OUR FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

This is a historic moment for China, and our future hangs in the balance. In reviewing the political modernization process of the past hundred years or more, we reiterate and endorse basic universal values as follows:

Freedom. Freedom is at the core of universal human values. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, freedom in where to live, and the freedoms to strike, to demonstrate, and to protest, among others, are the forms that freedom takes. Without freedom, China will always remain far from civilized ideals.

Human rights. Human rights are not bestowed by a state. Every person is born with inherent rights to dignity and freedom. The government exists for the protection of the human rights of its citizens. The exercise of state power must be authorized by the people. The succession of political disasters in China's recent history is a direct consequence of the ruling regime's disregard for human rights.

Equality. The integrity, dignity, and freedom of every person—regardless of social station, occupation, sex, economic condition, ethnicity, skin color, religion, or political belief—are the same as those of any other. Principles of equality before the law and equality of social, economic, cultural, civil, and political rights must be upheld.

Republicanism. Republicanism, which holds that power should be balanced among different branches of government and competing interests should be served, resembles the traditional Chinese political ideal of "fairness in all under heaven." It allows different interest groups and social assemblies, and people with a variety of cultures and beliefs, to exercise democratic self-government and to deliberate in order to reach peaceful resolution of public questions on a basis of equal access to government and free and fair competition.

Democracy. The most fundamental principles of democracy are that the people are sovereign and the people select their government. Democracy has these characteristics: (1) Political power begins with the people and the legitimacy of a regime derives from the people. (2) Political power is exercised through choices that the people make. (3) The holders of major official posts in government at all levels are determined through periodic competitive elections. (4) While honoring the will of the majority, the fundamental dignity, freedom, and human rights of minorities are protected. In short, democracy is a modern means for achieving government truly "of the people, by the people, and for the people."

Constitutional rule. Constitutional rule is rule through a legal system and legal regulations to implement principles that are spelled out in a constitution. It means protecting the freedom and the rights of citizens, limiting and defining the scope of legitimate government power, and providing the administrative apparatus necessary to serve these ends.

III. WHAT WE ADVOCATE

Authoritarianism is in general decline throughout the world; in China, too, the era of emperors and overlords is on the way out. The time is arriving everywhere for citizens to be masters of states. For China the path that leads out of our current predicament is to divest ourselves of the authoritarian notion of reliance on an "enlightened overlord" or an "honest official" and to turn instead toward a system of liberties, democracy, and the rule of law, and toward fostering the consciousness of modern