The Big Secret For Fluent French Language Learning   
If you are interested in speaking the French language, learning how your mind works when trying to learn a new language, so that you can work with it instead of against it. Language is simply a code we use to access memory. That may seem like a weird definition, but think about it for a […]
          COMPANHEIRO CONFESSOU O CRIME: Parentes de mulher que foi morta e enterrada em cova rasa no quintal de residência em Garanhuns são localizados e processo de identificação deve ser agilizado; CONFIRA IMAGEM DA VÍTIMA   

Ainda repercute em todo o Agreste Meridional a descoberta de uma ossada pertencente a uma mulher que foi encontrada enterrada no quintal de uma residência da Rua Batalha do Tuiti, em Garanhuns. Os restos mortais só foram localizados porque o próprio assassino procurou espontaneamente à polícia na noite desta quinta, 29 de junho, e apontou o local onde enterrou o corpo. 

Com a comprovação da veracidade das informações passadas pelo acusado, identificado como sendo José Fábio de Almeida, 27 anos, policiais da 22ª Delegacia de Homicídios  priorizam agora agilizar a identificação da vítima. O que se já se sabe é que, tal como revelou o homicida, o nome da mulher é Maria Simone Amorim da Silva, que teria  idade atual de 32 anos. Familiares da mulher já foram encontrados em Angelim (pai), Magano (prima) e Distrito de São Pedro e devem ajudar no processo de identificação. Com a localização dos parentes, o corpo deve seguir para o Recife para ser oficialmente identificado e reconhecido por alguém da família.  


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Rua Dom José, Centro, Garanhuns

Outra prioridade da Delegacia de Homicídios é localizar e prender o co-autor do feminicídio. Em seu depoimento na Delegacia Regional na noite de ontem, José Fábio apontou um homem de nome Márcio, mais conhecido como Cabeludo ou Negão, como tendo participado da execução e ocultação do cadáver de Maria Simone. Diligências foram feitas durante toda a manhã desta sexta-feira, 30 de junho, mas o suspeito ainda encontra-se foragido;



ENTENDA O CASO
Um homem se dirigiu espontaneamente até 18ª DESEC (Delegacia Regional) na noite desta quinta-feira, 29 de junho, para confessar um crime brutal. José Fábio de Almeida, 27 anos, afirmou à Polícia Civil que matou uma mulher com golpes de joelho e enterrou o corpo no quintal de sua casa, situada na rua  Batalha do Tuiti, no bairro de Heliópolis, em Garanhuns. Ele ainda revelou que contou com a ajuda de um comparsa a quem chamou de irmão para cometer o homicídio. 
José Fábio

Na confissão, José Fábio disse que matou a vítima há cerca de um ano e meio, que o nome da mulher era Maria Simone Amorim da Silva, que ela tinha cerca de 30 anos na época da morte e que possivelmente residiu em São Pedro. Após ouvir o depoente, a Polícia Civil foi ao local junto com ele e comprovou a veracidade das informações. No quintal da residência de José Fábio foi desenterrado os restos mortais, possivelmente de uma mulher, a julgar pelas vestes e pelos cabelos. Em seu depoimento, José Fábio também afirmou que manteve um relacionamento com a vítima durante seis meses, mas resolveu matá-la após ela o ameaçar com um revólver.  

Os restos mortais devem ser encaminhados para o IML onde passará por processo de identificação. José Fábio permanece detido na Regional e deve ser encaminhado na manhã desta sexta-feira, 30 de junho para a audiência de custódia.  A Polícia Civil encontra-se em diligências para prender o amigo do acusado, cúmplice do assassinato.
Casa onde foi encontrada a ossada
As informações prestadas pelo suposto homicida sobre a mulher que ele afirma ter matado estão sendo checadas no banco de dados da Secretaria de Defesa Social de Pernambuco.  O objetivo é comprovar se ele falou a verdade no que se refere a identidade  da vítima.
Restos mortais encontrados em Garanhuns são de mulher




          Centro Cultural de Garanhuns passa por reparos para receber programação cultural do FIG 2017   

As Secretarias de Infraestrutura, Obras e Turismo e Cultura estão trabalhando em conjunto para realizar reparos na estrutura física do Centro Cultural Alfredo Leite Cavalcanti. O prédio, que já estava precisando de reforma, teve a estrutura comprometida após a ocorrência das últimas chuvas. A obra, que tem prazo médio de 20 dias para ficar pronta, abrange o retelhamento, manutenção nas instalações elétricas, reforço do piso do palco, pintura e outros serviços de reparação.  Posteriormente, será realizada outra avaliação para tomar as medidas possíveis para a manutenção de um dos mais importantes prédios históricos de Garanhuns. 

O Centro Cultural funciona no prédio de uma antiga estação ferroviária, construído no século 19, que foi restaurado em 1979. O prédio abriga também o Teatro Luiz Souto Dourado. Durante todo o ano, o espaço era utilizado para peças teatrais e comercialização de produtos na Casa do Artesão. Durante o mês de julho é um dos polos do Festival de Inverno de Garanhuns, com apresentações teatrais.

De acordo com o secretário de Infraestrutura, José Gundes, equipes técnicas estão trabalhando em conjunto. “Unimos profissionais de diversas áreas para que o prédio realmente tenha condições de receber público de forma segura”, explica

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          URGENTE: Homem vai à delegacia e confessa ter matado mulher e enterrado corpo no quintal de casa em Garanhuns   
Homem confessou ter matado mulher e enterrado corpo no quintal em Garanhuns

Um homem se dirigiu espontaneamente até 18ª DESEC (Delegacia Regional) na noite desta quinta-feira, 29 de junho, para confessar um crime brutal. José Fábio de Almeida, 27 anos, afirmou à Polícia Civil que matou uma mulher com golpes de joelho e enterrou o corpo no quintal de sua casa, situada na rua  Batalha do Tuiti, no bairro de Heliópolis, em Garanhuns. Ele ainda revelou que contou com a ajuda de um comparsa a quem chamou de irmão para cometer o homicídio. 

Na confissão, José Fábio disse que matou a vítima há cerca de um ano e meio, que o nome da mulher era Maria Simone Amorim da Silva, que ela tinha cerca de 30 anos na época da morte e que possivelmente residiu em São Pedro. Após ouvir o depoente, a Polícia Civil foi ao local junto com ele e comprovou a veracidade das informações. No quintal da residência de José Fábio foi desenterrado os restos mortais, possivelmente de uma mulher, a julgar pelas vestes e pelos cabelos. 

Casa onde foi localizado o corpo
Em seu depoimento, José Fábio também afirmou que manteve um relacionamento com a vítima durante seis meses, mas resolveu matá-la após ela o ameaçar com um revólver.  

Os restos mortais devem ser encaminhados para o IML onde passará por processo de identificação. José Fábio permanece detido na Regional e deve ser encaminhado na manhã desta sexta-feira, 30 de junho para a audiência de custódia.  A Polícia Civil encontra-se em diligências para prender o amigo do acusado, cúmplice do assassinato.

As informações prestadas pelo suposto homicida sobre a mulher que ele afirma ter matado estão sendo checadas no banco de dados da Secretaria de Defesa Social de Pernambuco.  O objetivo é comprovar se ele falou a verdade no que se refere a identidade  da vítima.

José Fábio confessou o crime e polícia achou restos mortais em quintal de residência
Cova rasa revela restos mortais de vítima de José Fábio

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COMPANHEIRO CONFESSOU O CRIME: Parentes de mulher que foi morta e enterrada em cova rasa no quintal de residência em Garanhuns são localizados e processo de identificação deve ser agilizado; CONFIRA IMAGEM DA VÍTIMA



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          Sesc Garanhuns sedia 3ª etapa do Circuito Master Nordeste de Voleibol   

Pelo terceiro ano consecutivo, o Sesc Garanhuns sedia uma etapa do Circuito Master Nordeste de Voleibol. Este ano, a terceira etapa do torneio acontecerá nos dias 1º e 2 de julho com 19 equipes – 10 femininas e nove masculinas – entre elas, a equipe feminina de vôlei do Sesc que representará Garanhuns na competição pela terceira vez.

O jogos serão disputados nos ginásios do Sesc Garanhuns e do Colégio Monsenhor Adelmar da Mota Valença (CMA). As equipes são formadas por atletas com mais de 35 anos, com bastante experiência na modalidade. Alguns deles já atuaram, por exemplo, nas seleções brasileiras de vôlei. Ao término de cada jogo, o destaque da partida será premiado pelo seu desempenho com um troféu personalizado.

O vencedor da etapa levará para casa um troféu e seus jogadores serão premiados com medalhas, o segundo lugar receberá medalhas pela vice-liderança. Ao todo, 36 jogos serão disputados nesta etapa. O Circuito Master Nordeste de Voleibol já foi disputado em Campina Grande e Maceió.  João Pessoa, Caruaru e Recife são as próximas cidades a sediar o torneio.

O Sesc Garanhuns conta com o apoio do Colégio CMA, do Sindicato dos Comerciários de Garanhuns, do Governo Municipal, por meio da Secretaria de Juventude, Esportes e Lazer, da Unopar e das empresas Bom Leite, Café Ouro Verde e Gráfica Garanhuns.


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          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

PARA CONFERIR O EDITAL CLIQUE http://www.educacao.pe.gov.br/portal/?pag=1&men=73


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          Angelo Gioia deixa Secretaria de Defesa Social de Pernambuco   

Depois de oito meses à frente da Secretaria de Defesa Social de Pernambuco (SDS), Angelo Fernandes Gioia pediu desligamento do cargo nesta quarta-feira (28). De acordo com o governo do estado, ele deixou o posto alegando questões pessoais. O novo secretário escolhido pelo governador Paulo Câmara é Antônio de Pádua Vieira Cavalcanti, que ocupava a Corregedoria Geral da SDS desde janeiro deste ano. Angelo Gioia alegou ter pedido para ser desligado do cargo para estar com a família e sai do posto com a "absoluta tranquilidade e satisfação do dever cumprido", segundo nota enviada pela Secretaria de Imprensa de Pernambuco.

No fim de 2016 e no começo deste ano, ele enfrentou um movimento por reajuste salarial dos policiais militares que resultou em uma operação padrão. Em fevereiro de 2017, Gioia trocou o comandante da Polícia Militar, coronel Carlos D'Albuquerque, pelo coronel Vanildo Maranhão, além de substituir o chefe da Polícia Civil, o delegado Antônio Barros, pelo delegado Joselito Amaral. Assim como Gioia, o novo titular da SDS-PE também foi delegado da Polícia Federal (PF), atuando de 2003 até o último mês de janeiro. 

PERFIL DO NOVO SECRETÁRIO
Natural do Recife, Antônio de Pádua nasceu em 27 de junho de 1977 e é bacharel em Direito pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE). Já integrou o Ministério Público de Pernambuco (MPPE) como oficial de promotoria entre os anos de 2000 e 2003 e, em seguida, assumiu o cargo de delegado da PF.No posto, ele exerceu cargos de chefia em locais como a Delegacia de Entorpecentes, na Coordenadoria de Operações de Erradicação de Maconha no Interior de Pernambuco, na Delegacia de Imigração em Pernambuco, na Delegacia de Polícia Marítima. Entre os anos de 2015 e 2016, Pádua foi chefe da regional da Interpol em Pernambuco e, entre 2016 e 2017, exerceu o mesmo cargo na Delegacia de Armas e Produtos Químicos.

          Víctor Hugo vivió y creció en Madrid   
Era un 30 de junio cuando vio la luz el último episodio de Los Miserables. Una efeméride literaria que hoy cumple 155 años y que ha hecho que en todos los medios, digitales y offline, se resucite la figura del padre de esta inmortal obra, Victor Hugo. En Secretos de Madrid no íbamos a ser [...]
          14 - David Harbour   
Après avoir fait ses débuts à Broadway en 1999 dans la reprise du Faiseur de pluie, David Harbour obtient des petits rôles sur petit mais surtout sur grand écran. Il est ainsi un travailleur sur les docs dans La Guerre des mondes, un homosexuel marié discutant avec Jake Gyllenhaal dans Le Secret... Lire la Biographie complète

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          Louisiana Sec. of State reviewing voter data request from Trump administration   

A presidential commission purporting to investigate voter fraud sent letters this week to all secretaries of state asking for a detailed list of voter information. As Gambit reported yesterday, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office received the letter June 28, and the office's staff and attorneys were beginning to review the letter and its demands.…
          Trump commission asking for state voter information, Louisiana still reviewing   

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office received a letter June 28 from President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, asking for voter names, addresses, party affiliation, dates of birth, the last four digits of social security numbers, and voter history since 2006. The letter from commission Vice Chair Kris Kobach was sent to all 50 states to identify policies that “enhance or undermine the American people’s confidence in the integrity of federal election processes.” The information will be made publicly available.

Meg Casper Sunstrom, Press Secretary for Louisiana's Secretary of State, told Gambit June 29 that the office had not yet reviewed the letter with staff and attorneys.

          Makeup artist Tiffany Ervin shares summer beauty secrets   

Tiffany Ervin is the founder and lead makeup artist for Makeup Royalty in Atlanta, Georgia, a city enjoying popularity as a film production mecca. Currently, there are as many as 50 productions working in and around the city, and Ervin is providing makeup artistry for as many of them as she can, including media for networks such as BET, Bravo and VH1.…
          Felipe VI recibirá a Pedro Sánchez el próximo martes   
El Rey Felipe VI recibirá al secretario general del PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, en el Palacio de la Zarzuela el próximo martes, 4 de julio, como motivo de su reciente reelección en el 39 Congreso Federal. Leer
          El PSOE ve posible votar contra las metas de déficit y techo de gasto de 2018   
El secretario de Organización del PSOE, José Luis Ábalos, ha mencionado que ve posible que el partido vote en contra de los objetivos de déficit y deuda pública que acompañarán el techo de gasto de 2018 porque "hay detalles que no presagian nada positivo". Leer
          Chivite quiere "liderar el nuevo cambio y presidir el Gobierno de Navarra" en "equipo y de la mano de la sociedad"   

La secretaria general del PSN, María Chivite, ha afirmado que tiene la "ambición" de "liderar el nuevo cambio y presidir el Gobierno de Navarra" y ha destacado que "lo haremos caminando juntos, caminando en equipo y de la mano de la sociedad para lograrlo".


          Chivite quiere "liderar el nuevo cambio y presidir el Gobierno de Navarra" en "equipo y de la mano de la sociedad"   

La secretaria general del PSN, María Chivite, ha afirmado que tiene la "ambición" de "liderar el nuevo cambio y presidir el Gobierno de Navarra" y ha destacado que "lo haremos caminando juntos, caminando en equipo y de la mano de la sociedad para lograrlo".


          Moreno afea a Susana Díaz que "agache la cabeza" ante Pedro Sánchez y su "viaje a la izquierda radical"   

El presidente del PP-A, Juanma Moreno, ha afeado este viernes a la presidenta de la Junta, Susana Díaz, que en la primera oportunidad que ha tenido para defender los intereses de Andalucía frente al secretario general de su partido, Pedro Sánchez, "agacha la cabeza" y "en vez de decir que está con Andalucía, dice que no le queda más remedio que tragarse ese sapo y aceptar la actitud absolutamente absurda del PSOE absteniéndose y criticando" el CETA.


          Russia officially suspends Council of Europe fee over PACE spat   
Preview Russia has officially informed the secretary general of the Council of Europe that it will suspend an €11 million payment until the rights of Moscow’s delegation in the council’s Parliamentary Assembly are fully restored.
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          Global leadership part of Washington’s DNA, while Russia has been ‘defender & advocate’ – Kissinger   
Preview Global leadership is part of US foreign policy DNA, according to former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, while Russia has previously positioned itself as “defender and advocate” of a world order based on religion, and then on Marxist principles.
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          CNN’s Van Jones calls Russia ‘nothing burger’ video ‘edited, right-wing propaganda’   
Preview After being secretly filmed by conservative organization Project Veritas, CNN political commentator Van Jones said his words on Russia were taken out of context and called the video a “hoax.”
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          Archaeologists find ‘secret square’ within famous ancient stone circle (PHOTOS)   
Preview Archaeologists have uncovered a “secret square” hidden in the 5,000-year-old Avebury stone circle in England.
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          The Secrets of the Kingdom of God   
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          Rachael Murphey posted a blog post   
Rachael Murphey posted a blog post

5 Health Problems Mechanics Should Be Concerned About

It is no secret that working as a mechanic is a difficult occupation that requires strenuous labor. Doing repairs on heavy vehicles and putting constant strain on their muscles and back are all things that workers face every day. However, there are some less obvious health risks associated with this type of job.  Exposure to Carbon Monoxide Running vehicles produce a gas called carbon monoxide, and in shops that are not well-ventilated, this can prove deadly to mechanics. Furthermore, the gas is both odorless and tasteless, and toxic levels of it may be impossible to detect until workers are already presenting with physical symptoms.  Eye InjuriesThose who work in body shops or are more at risk for eye injuries because they work with many small, metal parts. Parts may fly off and unexpectedly become lodged in a worker's eye if they are not wearing safety glasses. Bench grinders are well- known for launching pieces of metal with some regularity. Approximately 7% of all workplace hazards to mechanics are eye injuries. Hearing Loss Regular exposure to loud noises, especially in enclosed spaces such as a repair shop, can cause devastating effects to hearing function. Hearing loss due to car horns, power tools, grinders, and other equipment is sometimes irreversible. Like damage to vision, hearing loss does, in some cases, get worse over time. Experts say that noise levels over 90 decibels is harmful to the ears and should be avoided by wearing proper hearing protection. Asbestos ExposureMechanics often risk exposure to asbestos in the workplace. When replacing the clutch or break, sanding and grinding occurs and sometimes creates asbestos dust, which is extremely difficult to avoid breathing. There are many dangers related to being exposed to asbestos for long periods of time, and doing so can cause life-threatening pulmonary diseases and even a deadly type of cancer called mesothelioma.  Exposure to ChemicalsThere are a variety of volatile chemicals in repair shops that cause injuries to the mechanics working in them. Regular exposure to degreasers, solvents, and oil can cause skin burns, irritation to the lining of the lungs, and eye damage. A skin condition called hand dermatitis is commonly found in patients who work in auto body shops and is the result of regular exposure to various chemicals. While these problems have the potential to be quite serious, the likelihood of them occurring can be drastically decreased by using proper safety gear and adhering to all health and safety regulations. Referenceshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8580475http://emrochandkilduff.com/workers-compensation-attorneys/http://work.chron.com/bad-thing-being-mechanic-15065.htmlSee More

          Between Then and Now   
Image by Natalie Gunawan at her Farm in Melbourne Suburbia

It's been almost six months since I last blog, and this morning I thought to myself if I don't start again then I would forever lose my interest in lady macaron...and there are a lot of macaron bakers these days in Jakarta but you know what gotta stay true to yourself right...

Two of my closest friends, Revka & Putri with Minami whom I just met this week.
Work has been fun, intense, and has its up and downs but most of the time is really FUN/ no joke. I had my first year anniversary at work on the 21st of October, didn't really celebrate it but I had some terrifying thoughts of what I've achieved in the past year and whether this has all been worth it. Now that I'm slowly writing and contemplating my thoughts...let's see...

One of the things I love to do is exercise, and sweat it all out. It keeps me sane and it really does lift my moody mood 'slightly'. As strange as it may look I run around the pool in my ghetto 80s aerobic get-up every morning. Bikram Yoga is also a luxury and when you have the time, DO IT!

As much as my conscience is oppose to what I do at work, I am having a blast...it whispers at night, asking me why am I doing this when my passion since I was growing up is making beautiful clothes..designing, finding inspirations, and being alone in a studio...cutting fabrics, jotting down ideas and befriending my own thoughts... So you might ask what is it that I actually do at work?

Halloween Sunday Food Market at Potato Head outdoor patio.

The university of Potato Head as my mom calls it, when you graduate out of it, then you can practically conquer anything the world kicks back at ya! It is a Restaurant & Bar in Jakarta and it's one of the best place in town for cocktail, food, ambiance and everything else in one cool capsule. My second home...as I tell the occasional strangers and friends who frequently ask me "Are you here everyday? everyday??!!! really EVERDAY???!!!!

This is an example of our flyer, we have a graphic team who designed the image, but all the context and ideas all comes from Potato Head.

My morning routine usually starts with me walking in to the bar- straight to the end of the bench, put my laptop on the round table, my bags down and mobile phone next to my mac. I checked the reservations for today, see if all the promotional flyers we currently have are on display on each and every tables. Then off I check my emails again... Although my business card says Public Relation Manager, I also manage our internal events with my tight-knit team and our director is very much involved in all the initial ideas right on through the implementations. As anyone successful in their profession would say communication is essential and I can't agree more. Used to be my biggest challenge as I tend to keep things inside emotionally and not let everyone worry or get stressed out but in the end it didn't help much...

This is Glass Candy performing Live at Potato Head on Saturday Nov. 6th. Ida No and Johnny Jewel of Glass Candy/Chromatics rocks! The most down to earth guy and Ida No danced her spirit away...They're a cool band I think, very psychedelic and different than the mainstream, however I find the music market here is either categorized as the indie young kids or the older types who goes for David Foster and friends...I still haven't figured out what the "yuppies" are into, and it's a challenge to bring artists here that would appeal to Potato Head young adult audience. Or perhaps they just don't care?

Since I love to write, I do most of the writing for the promotional flyers, I'm not an experienced copywriter, I have no background in professional writing, but fortunately I have a very good boss who is very articulate and checks what I write, corrects them and revise things to sound more edgy and appropriate. I make sure they are printed on time to be distributed and we do a big event check list to make sure when the artists come to town we are prepared for the big day. Why I'm still doing what I'm doing is because you get an instant self gratification when the event that your team and yourself spend so much on preparing and promoting does very well. It's jam packed, our guests are enjoying the music, cocktails, food, ambiance and at the end of the day you know it is a successful event and judged by the target sales the restaurant achieved. If I go back to being a fashion designer, there's an indefinite process of being shelled in a studio, spending similar long hours on a collection/project and at the end of the show can you really tell that the audience will love it, buy them and stocks them in their boutique. Do I want to go back living my days running around town looking for fabrics, chasing my tailor, going back and forth perfecting the right cut and at the end of the day will they sell? and it all comes down to how much do I want all that back...

This is the plan of what the shop one fine day will look like. With installations, pop up projects, artist exhibitions, and challenging the classic notion of the shopper experience. A gallery, a shared space or just a cool boutique all in one. Emotion is a big thing for me, to feel all your senses juxtaposing in all directions when you enter the space, intimidated, awed and shocked. Surprised, happy and sad.

I still have so much to learn from Potato Head, as I said I have not graduated yet, it is still a learning process and I love love love everyone at work. Why would I quit now when there are still so many things I can challenge myself, give myself more responsibilities, test my strength and lead a bigger team...Potato Head has open doors for me, I've been introduced to so many people in different genres of music, art and fashion. It's been whirlwind year, and people say I work too much, maybe sometimes I do and I need to spend more time alone and go out with my friends more often. Hopefully by getting back to writing here I can balance my life more productively and emotionally.

This is Potato Head Beach Club Bali, my brother and his partner current BIG PROJECT. A massive space with three restaurants, bars and a basement concept store (MY SECRET PROJECT). Measuring 150sqm the shop will sell everything from fashion to furniture. Think Merci in Paris, Corso Como in Italy and Anthropologie in LA. Yes that is my personal aim that it will be a shopper destination in Bali promoting Indonesian designers and produce.

So you might ask me now, am I happy, I don't know, am I enjoying my job, yes I am...isn't there a quote that goes something like if a man does not love his job than it is the saddest thing in the world...or what makes life worth living if a man does not love his job....and I could only use my brother as the perfect example. His work is his life, they embodies his spirit, joy, excitement, sadness, all the five senses and he lives for his work. And because they are all his passions and hobbies, everyone always tell me that "Oh your brother never works, or he should start doing some real job" and gosh I can tell you I hear that almost every day. But you know what now that I think about it, he doesn't need to show that he 'works' the conventional way to people because he only has himself and God to prove and the results is proven at the end of the day.

So salut to him and his partner who I have the utmost respect...and what I can only advise to you and myself having doubts at work is...


To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. Pearl S. Buck.

My fountain of youth is having smoother skin and slimmer figure then I can say I am truly happy...ha ha ha


          Mengapa Yahudi?   

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa?

Oleh : Dr Farrukh Saleem
Semakan Oleh : Mohd Taha Hassan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mempengaruhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam kurang keupayaan untuk menghasilkan ilmu pengetahuan.

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

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

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam gagal menyalurkan ilmu pengetahuan.

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

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

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

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

PEMENANG NOBEL YAHUDI

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



Literature

1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer
2002 - Imre Kertesz
2005 - Harold Pinter

World Peace

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

Chemistry

1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1972 - William Howard Stein
1972 - C.B. Anfinsen
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Ronald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Herbert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1989 - Sidney Altman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1998 - Walter Kohn
2000 - Alan J. Heeger
2004 - Irwin Rose
2004 - Avram Hershko
2004 - Aaron Ciechanover
2006 - Roger D. Kornberg
2008 - Martin Chalfie

Economics

1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1973 - Wassily Leontief
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 Rober Fogel
1994 - John Harsanyi
1994 - Reinhard Selten
1997 - Robert Merton
1997 - Myron Scholes
2001 - George Akerlof
2001 - Joseph Stiglitz
2002 -
Daniel Kahneman
2004 - Richard Axel
2005 - Robert J. Aumann
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire
2007 - Leonid (Leo) Hurwicz
2007 - Eric Maskin
2007 - Roger Myerson
2008 - Paul Krugman

Physiology / Medicine

1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1947 - Garty Cori
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
(father)
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - David Baltimore
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
1977 - Andrew V. Schally
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1982 - [Sir] John Vane
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Rita Levi-Montalcini
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1992 - Edmond Fischer
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1994 - Martin Rodbell
1995 - Edward B. Lewis
1997 - Stanley B. Prusiner
1998 - Robert F. Furchgott
2000 - Eric R. Kandel
2000 - Paul Greengard
2002 - Sydney Brenner
2002 - Robert H. Horvitz
2006 - Roger Kornberg
(son)
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire

Physics

1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1945 - Wolfgang Pauli
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1958 - Il'ja Mikhailovich
1958 - Igor Yevgenyevich
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1963 - Eugene P. Wigner
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1967 - Hans Albrecht Bethe
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - Leon N. Cooper
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Georges Charpak
1995 - Martin Perl
1995 - Frederick Reines
1996 - David M. Lee
1996 - Douglas D. Osheroff
1997 - Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
2000 - Zhores I. Alferov
2003 - Vitaly Ginsburg
2003 - Alexei Abrikosov
2004 - David Gross
2004 - H. David Politzer
2005 - Roy Glauber


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

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          Credit Ratings Agencies: The Companies That Secretly Rule the Financial World   
What credit ratings agencies like Moody's and S&P are, what they do, and why you should care about them.
          GTA 5’s Chiliad mystery: alien crash site revealed as players trigger secret hidden mission   
Watch as players take down aliens and steal eggs from the UFO crash site. GTA 5’s never-ending Chiliad mystery continues to provoke players as it’s been revealed that a hidden mission can be triggered that features a crashed UFO, alien eggs and a shootout with extraterrestrials. The mission features as part of the recent Gunrunning […]
          Donald Trump Mocks MSNBC TV host Mika Brzezinski "Bleeding Facelift"   

The US president, Donald Trump will fight "fire with fire", those were the words of Deputy White house press secretary, Sarah Huckabee, after the president went on a Twitter tirade against MSNBC TV host Mika Brzezinski.

Trump tweeted the attack to the Tv host, and said she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" when she visited his Mar-la-go resort in Florida. Trump also attacked Brzezinski's co-host, Joe Scarborough, who he said is developing a "dictatorship."

             

The tweet have generated different backlash from house members, who believes that what Trump had done is beneath the office he holds. Some backlash Trump's tweet got are from;

         

         

Clap Back From Mika Brzezinski

The TV host, Mika Brzezinski clapped back at President Trump later this morning with the picture below;

          

The little hand is referring to the alleged "small hands" used by Marco Rubio to insult Trump during the Republican primary.

Categories:


          Corbyn kicks off campaign to unseat vulnerable Tory MPs, starting with Amber Rudd   
Jeremy Corbyn is to hold an election-style rally in Home Secretary Amber Rudd's constituency of Hastings on Saturday, as part of a series of events around the country aiming to consolidate growing Labour support and demonstrate that the party is a "government in waiting".
          Exanalista de la CIA revela el "sucio secreto de los medios de EE.UU."   
Exanalista de la CIA revela el
John Kiriakou comentó acerca del escándalo en torno a la CNN y su cobertura del tema Trump-Rusia.

          Now Free: Super Happy Fun Block   
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Version: 1.2
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Beschreibung:
"[A] pretty amazing puzzle-platformer with a nice sense of style" - Touch Arcade, 4.5 Stars Ball's world was black and white until vibrant alien Blocks fell from the sky and destroyed civilization. UPDATE: game does not run on iOS 7. Super Happy Fun Block is a puzzle game in which changing the color of the world alters reality. Maneuver through treacherous obstacles, uncover hidden secrets, and outsmart the Blocks to help Ball save what remains of humanity. Features: - Challenge: It'll take a clever mind to solve these increasingly complex puzzles. - Animation: Hand drawn animation bring characters and the world to life. - Humor: The end of the world doesn't have to be dark thanks to expressive characters and entertaining dialogue. - Secrets: Hidden secrets reward astute players with additional content. - Control: Precise controls built for touch screens, plus gamepad support.
          Iglesias insiste en que mejorar las condiciones del empleo es clave para garantizar las pensiones   
El secretario general de Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, ha acudido a El Escorial (Madrid) para participar...
          ¿Te amarras bien los cordones de tus zapatos?   
Ingenieros revelan el secreto de un buen nudo.
          Quando um "garage", não é "garage".. Sera um "Shoegaze Experimental"   
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Certo dia desses....eu postei na comunidade de Shoegaze do orkut, falei as 10 bandas nacionais shoegazer que eu mais gostava. Em 2º lugar ficou uma banda Fragile Arm, me arrependo...afinal to ouvindo o novo CD do Fragile Arm (This Shinning Youth Days Are Running Faster) e esta ultramegadupersupermariobros de bom, deveria estar em 1º. Porra, as pessoas que tão comigo agora tão falando que é muito "garage" o disco, MAS ESSE É O LEGAL! tem todo aquele clima "Foda-se tudo". Ok se você não concorda com o que eu to falando...o F.A(que é formado só por um integrante secretamente chamado d "Miu") vai assinar com a Midsummer Madness(mesma do Nervoso e os Calmantes, Vanguart...). Certas musicas do TSYDARF chega a soa como um Post-Rock(como em "Flores Mortas"), ou uma mistureba "Shoegaziana". Outra coisa que me chamou muito atenção foi os diversos vocais de Miu, e da musica "clinical death" que é mal-gravada...eu estranhei...achei que ele queria dar uma "estranheza" no som mas não conseguiu, depois ele me falou que era hum... que passese um odio idiota (o odio do timido). Isso pode parecer loucura, mas você fica muito mais drogado ouvindo Fragile Arm do que Radiohead. musica: In The Dark (do Fragile né !)
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Государственный центр современного искусства (ГЦСИ) в составе «РОСИЗО» объявляет набор рабочей группы в проект Романа Минаева «В этом доме живет и работает».

Ищем людей, желающих рассказать или узнать больше о творческой жизни Пресненского района, готовых помочь в поиске информации о местных художниках. Вы станете частью команды и будете участвовать в реализации проекта, попадете в мастерские художников, будете проводить интервью и искать артефакты. Цель проекта – рассказать о художниках, которые живут и работают рядом с ГЦСИ. Итогом проекта станет мультимедийная карта района с историями художников и презентация процесса их поиска.

В субботу, 8 июля в 17:00, состоится первая встреча рабочей группы по адресу ул. Зоологическая, 13 стр.2 (малый зал ГЦСИ, 3 этаж).

Заявки на участие в проекте присылайте на почту secretary@ncca.ru, в сообщения на facebook или звоните по телефону +7 499 254 06 74.

Проект Романа Минаева проходит в рамках просветительской программы ГЦСИ, которая направлена на исследование мифологии и топографии района, а также на формирование активного сообщества вокруг центра современного искусства.

Роман Минаев — художник, куратор. Преподаватель Московской школы фотографии и мультимедиа им. А. Родченко.

Изображение: Борис Матросов. Серия «Татуировки для художников».


          Entering Contest of Champions: Punisher 2099   

Bullets and blades blast and slice across Battlerealm as Jake Gallows, the Punisher of 2099, brute forces his way into “Marvel Contest of Champions” as the game’s 100th character.

We talked to Kabam Art Director Gabriel Frizzera and Character Designer Simon Cameron about what makes this particular Punisher tick like a time bomb.

Marvel.com: I gotta ask, how much effort does it take for The Collector to reach through the past and future to snatch up a specimen?

Gabriel Frizzera: The Punisher 2099 was captured in the original batch of Champions for The Contest. But it wasn’t necessary for Collector to reach through time, since Jake Gallows had travelled back to the 21st century to execute Carnage, as part of an initiative by the future Hydra regime to punish criminals in different timelines. They’re very proactive at the Secret Empire— they won’t let small things like the space-time continuum get in the way of their punishment!

Marvel.com: And what makes Jake Gallows so special that he gets to fight it out in The Contest?

Gabriel Frizzera: Gallows was one of the characters Marvel allowed us to redesign for the CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS comic book, and appeared briefly in the last issue—before being quickly dispatched by Frank Castle. We had plans to put him in the game for a while, and when the opportunity to do a Secret Empire tie-in came about, we decided to have him as the villain. Turns out he’s also our 100th playable character, so it worked out great that he’s one of our original designs!

Marvel.com: 100 characters is a super cool milestone, and outside of Angela, this may be my favorite looking combatant in “Contest of Champions.” Seriously, this Punisher looks absolutely awesome! What can you tell us about his design?

Gabriel Frizzera: We are fond of his ‘90s garish outfit and gadgets, but we wanted to push him to look more like a “futuristic shock-police on steroids.” The central piece of the design is the chest skull made of knives and guns—which teleport into his hands; not a second to spare in the future. His whole arsenal is white to contrast with the black and red suit, but also to speak to the nature of 2099’s technology: all weapons would be freshly formed and reconfigured on the spot by nanotechnology. His original concept had way more weapons—like mag-blades on his arms and an electro-baton—and a tactical helmet, which ended up having to be cut for memory reasons. But we kept his bad-ass disintegrating gun and “Grenazers”!

Marvel.com: Aside from his bad ass new look, what sets him apart from Frank Castle?

Gabriel Frizzera: We joke in the office that Jake Gallows makes Frank Castle look like a soft-hearted hippie! We had a lot of fun writing the contrast between the two, the same way other writers love to contrast Frank Castle among more “straight” heroes like Captain America. In the story, when placed between Jake Gallows’ and Steve Rogers’ radically different views of justice, Frank Castle is forced to admit he might be a bit closer to Cap than the fanatic Punisher 2099. It was fun for me to write dialogue where Gallows calls Castle a “half-measure,” the same way Castle called Matt Murdock [“Marvel’s Daredevil” on Netflix]. That shows how far Punisher 2099 has strayed into villainous territory.

Marvel.com: Tell me a little about Punisher 2099’s abilities…

Simon Cameron: Punisher 2099 gets much of his strength from his Nano-Tech, which is powered by the Nano-Tech Battery. This charge builds over time, and his Special 1 gives him an Overcharge Passive effect, giving him additional Nano-Tech charge for a few seconds. This charge is spent by a number of automatically triggered effects—things like: Triggering a Heal Block on an Opponent when they trigger a Regeneration Buff, Draining the Charge to Regenerate Punisher 2099 if his Health drops below a threshold, or adding a Stun effect to his Heavy Attack. He also enters an Overdrive mode if his Charge reaches 100%. This drains his Charge over time, but grants him additional Attack, and reduces the amount of Power his Opponent gains when they’re struck by Punisher’s attacks.

Marvel.com: And what’s Retribution 2099 all about?

Simon Cameron: Retribution 2099 is Punisher’s Signature Ability. It lets him start the fight with his Nano-Tech Battery partially charged; it also adds a new automatically triggered effect to spend his Nano-Tech Charge on. This ability triggers when his opponent hits full power, draining a small amount of it, and power locking them for a couple seconds. It’s a little like a Special 3 get out of jail free card.

Marvel.com: And when can we hope to bring the Punisher’s weapon mastery to bear on the bad guys?

Simon Cameron: Punisher 2099 opens fire on The Contest June 29!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com and @MarvelGames on Twitter for more “Marvel Contest of Champions” news and interviews!


          Spider-Man Returns as Vulture Attacks ‘Marvel Avengers Academy’   

Spider-Man and some of his spectacular friends swing back to “Marvel Avengers Academy” as Peter’s other school—the Midtown School of Science and Technology—prepares for their homecoming celebration. But the villainous Vulture has other ideas! He launches an attack on both learning institutions and it’ll take everyone at the Academy—plus some new pals Peter’s made over the last year—to thwart his plan and save the dance.

We sat down with Allen Warner, Lead Narrative Designer at TinyCo, to learn everything Spidey brings with him in this latest event.

Marvel.com: What’s bringing the web-head and his spider-powered crew back to “Avengers Academy”?

Allen Warner: At the end of our previous Multiverse event, we learned that someone had been scavenging Maestro’s collection of “trophies” for tech and weapons, along with various labs and superhuman battle sites across New York. Nick Fury tasked Spider-Man with finding the perpetrator, and he’s coming back to report what he’s found. It also coincides with the homecoming dance at the Midtown School of Science and Technology, so Spidey will be bringing the party to Avengers Academy, and bugging everyone for dating advice.

Marvel.com: Why is Vulture so set on laying waste to Midtown Sci-Tech and the Academy?

Allen Warner: Vulture is a brilliant scientist and inventor, but was turned down by both Avengers Academy and Midtown Sci-Tech after being accused of stealing other students’ tech and ideas to further his own goals. He feels like his fellow super-scientists don’t respect him, and the entire world is conspiring against him, so he starts using tech and weapons found in various superhuman battle sites to rebuild and repurpose mechanical monstrosities into things like an army of Vulture-ized Octobots. He wants power and respect, and he’ll destroy everyone and everything at both Avengers Academy and Midtown Sci-Tech to get it.

Marvel.com: The event district gives us a peek at Peter’s life outside the Academy; what new things will players discover?

Allen Warner: The event district is Midtown Sci-Tech itself, decked out for homecoming. It’s completely different than anything we’ve done before, and really cool because it brings a lot of fun, school flavor the campus. Unfortunately, Vulture shows up to ruin the party, so he’s perched atop the school with his prisoners and minions, plotting his attack on Avengers Academy.

Marvel.com: And the event building carves out a space for one particular Spider-heroine…

Allen Warner: Yes, we’re big Spider-Gwen fans over here too, so we wanted her to share the spotlight. The event building is a multi-tiered punk rock venue where Gwen and some surprise guests are going to perform, and throw their own brand of homecoming bash. The building represents Gwen really well with its gleaming white exteriors, colorful neon blue and pink graffiti, a unique stage and dance floor, and some other really cool surprises.

Marvel.com: How will players battle Vulture and his refurbished Octobot army?

Allen Warner: Players will battle Vulture’s tech on the campus as a team, while battling Vulture himself, and a couple of foes he’s tricked into fighting by his side. Part of his plan is to create chaos and keep the heroes busy by setting Symbiotes loose in New York, so your heroes will also battle in the streets of New York to protect the city.

Marvel.com: What new faces will join the Academy—and the fight against Vulture—as Peter calls on more of his friends from across the multiverse?

Allen Warner: A really cool collection of various Spider-Heroes, amazing friends, and one grumpy newspaper publisher. Players will be able to recruit Silver Sable, Spider-Girl, Agent Venom, J. Jonah Jameson, and Silk. J. Jonah Jameson was really popular as a cameo character during our first Spider-Man event, and I’d forgotten how fun he is to write until this event came around. His personality is great to bounce off of the students, and I can’t wait for everyone to see his visual upgrades. Silver Sable is one of my favorite Spidey characters. She looks amazing, and is a cool fit alongside some of the spies and mercenaries running around the school. Agent Venom is one of the most awesome Symbiotes, and he brings something completely unique to the table, and of course [his alter ego] Flash [Thompson] and Peter Parker have a classic rivalry. Spider-Girl and Silk are two of the coolest spider-powered characters in my opinion. They both were very close to making the cut in our first Spider-Man event, so I’m really excited to see them finally make it into “Avengers Academy.” As always, our art and animation teams have knocked it out of the park with everyone’s designs and actions, and I think players are going to love having all of these characters at their school.

Marvel.com: And there must be some cool new outfits on the way as well…

Allen Warner: Definitely. There are new outfits for Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Mary Jane, Venom, and Doctor Octopus. It’s a cool mix of some iconic looks, some seldom-seen but awesome outfits from the comics, and a couple of classics given fun Avengers Academy-style re-imaginings. It’s a really cool group that I think people will love.

Marvel.com: With the second Guardians of the Galaxy event, players were able to recruit the heroes from the previous event; will we see something similar here?

Allen Warner: Yes, we got a really positive response from players during the Guardians 2 event who enjoyed that opening week featuring characters from the original event because it gave them a first or second chance at characters they’d missed out on before, so we decided to do a similar thing here. The opening week will give new and longtime players the chance to get one of the outfits and a few of the characters from the original event, as well as a new character and outfit. Over the course of the event, players will have a chance to get every single character and outfit from the original Spider-Man event, including Miles Morales, Mysterio, Black Cat, Electro, Green Goblin, and many more.

Marvel.com: Once the Vulture is thwarted, what new adventures will players be able to look forward to?

Allen Warner: We’re going to find that Vulture isn’t the only person who’s secretly holding a grudge against Avengers Academy. He’s been sharing his scavenged tech and weapons with some faraway enemies, and they’re ready to go to war.

For all the latest on “Marvel Avengers Academy,” stay tuned to Marvel.com and @MarvelGames on Twitter!


          X-Men: Gold – Young Mutants in Love (or Love Is Golden)   

The on-again-off-again roller-coaster romance of Kitty Pryde and Peter Rasputin’s become the stuff of legend among X-Men fans, and it’s about to receive a new wrinkle in X-MEN: GOLD #9, out August 8.

The two star-crossed lovers first met in UNCANNY X-MEN #129 when Kitty first walked into the original X-Mansion and met the man-mountain mutant called Colossus. An inauspicious beginning to such a star-crossed love story, to be sure, but by UNCANNY X-MEN #174 they’d recognized their attraction to each other and shared a kiss or three.

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129

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Peter threw the first monkeywrench into the mix right around the time he’d returned from the first Secret Wars in UNCANNY X-MEN #183 and declared his love for the alien Zsaji to Kitty, though said Zsaji’d perished by that time. Ms. Pryde ratcheted up the anti-feels by joining Excalibur and heading into a hot-and-heavy thing with a guy named Pete Wisdom—a relationship Peter gave his “blessing” to, but also kept one metallic eye on. 

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #183

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #183

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When the Legacy Virus later tore apart the mutant population, Colossus seemingly sacrificed his life during the chaos in X-MEN #110, prompting Kitty to sort out her feelings for the big lunk and insure his ashes traveled back to Russia. Imagine her surprise when Peter turned up hale and hearty in ASTONISHING X-MEN #14, strange situation which led to a passionate reunion and a new outbreak of dating. 

X-Men (1991) #110

X-Men (1991) #110

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Alas, right around the time of the X-Men’s latest disagreement with the Juggernaut and his power source Cyttorak in UNCANNY X-MEN #543, Kitty broke it off again with Peter when she disagreed with his well-intentioned noble thoughts to die for her in battle. Sadly, that meant that she and Colossus’ couple-ness still existed in a state of suspension when Kitty got stuck in a giant bullet traveling around the solar system in GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1. Peter tried to move on with his life, but to his credit, he tattooed “Katya” in her memory on his chest in UNCANNY X-MEN #507

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #507

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #507

  • Published: March 18, 2009
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: February 11, 2011
  • Rating: T+
  • Writer: Matt Fraction
  • Penciller: Terry Dodson
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No good mutant hero ever stays lost, though, and so Kitty Pryde returned to Earth, thanks to Magneto, in UNCANNY X-MEN #522 and reclaimed her claim to the big metal guy in UNCANNY X-MEN #522…which of course hit the skids by UNCANNY X-MEN #543. The former Shadowcat struck up a few new relationships in the aftermath, in particular with Iceman in WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #14, and with Star-Lord in X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF JEAN GREY #1-6

Wolverine & the X-Men (2011) #14

Wolverine & the X-Men (2011) #14

  • Published: July 25, 2012
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 08, 2013
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Jason Aaron
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Today, Kitty’s done with star-hopping scoundrels and Peter’s, well, Peter, and the two of them, as seen in X-MEN: GOLD #1, believe they can fight alongside each other as “just friends.” But, anybody who’s ever been in their position knows that trick never really works, right?

Stay tuned…we should be finding out whether or not our beloved Kitlossus will ever be a thing again very, very soon.


          Mohamed Boudiaf : Quand Ben Bella s’acharne contre Si Tayeb El Watani   
A l’occasion du 25e anniversaire de son assassinat, El Watan Week-end a choisi de revenir sur un épisode peu connu de la vie de Mohamed Boudiaf. Vendredi 21 juin 1963. Midi. Pont d’Hydra. Un homme filiforme, habillé d’un complet veston, marche à petits pas. Deux individus à la mine patibulaire l’accostent. Bref échange. L’homme est embarqué dans la Peugeot 404 garée sur cette route. Mohamed Boudiaf vient d’être enlevé par le commando du président Ahmed Ben Bella. Dans son livre Où va l’Algérie, il en donne le signalement : l’un des agents dénommé Mohamed S., quinquagénaire, est un ex-agent zélé de la police des renseignements généraux et de la DST à Alger où il a sévi lors des événements de mai 1945 et de l’arraisonnement de l’avion des Cinq en octobre 1956. Le second agent, «plus replet et aux gestes brusques», est un «militant» «parfaitement imbu de son rôle et pénétré de son importance policière». Demandant à Boudiaf de se mettre à leur disposition au nom de la SM, ils l’embarquent dans la berline qui démarre en trombe. Itinéraire : la colonne Voirol, chemin Beaurepaire, clinique des Orangers et arrivée dans une villa «fleurie» des environs. Boudiaf, extrêmement fatigué, est fouillé «des pieds à la tête». Mais aucun des agents ne lui explique les raisons de son arrestation et qui en sont les commanditaires. Il décide alors d’entamer une grève de la faim. «Kidnappé dans le plus grand secret, emmené dans une villa inhabitée sans explication, je ne peux que trouver une allure macabre à toute cette aventure», écrit le «séquestré» dans ce qui devient son journal, qu’il entame le jour même de son interpellation. Durant quatre jours, Boudiaf, qui a été arrêté une première fois une année plus tôt à M’sila (30 juillet 1962), où il est parti dans sa famille des Ouled Madi, cherche désespérément à «communiquer avec les villas voisines, sans résultat». Il décide alors d’écrire à l’«autorité mystérieuse» qui a ordonné son enlèvement. Le lundi, il est embarqué en voiture vers le siège de la gendarmerie (actuellement groupement de gendarmerie d’Alger, Bab J’did). Entouré à son arrivée à la caserne par une dizaine de gendarmes, mitraillettes au poing, «un peu curieux, un peu fébriles», il reconnaît leur chef, le colonel Ahmed Bencherif, qui lui dit, pince-sans-rire, que la chambre qui lui est réservée dans cette caserne coloniale vaut mieux que celle de la prison de la Santé où il était détenu. Compagnons couards Chez les Boudiaf et les militants du Parti de la révolution socialiste (PRS), créé en septembre 1962, c’est la stupéfaction et la rage. «Le problème, c’est qu’on ne savait pas s’il était vivant ou mort. On pensait qu’il était fini et qu’il allait être exécuté», raconte à El Watan Week-end Nacer Boudiaf, âgé à l’époque de 8 ans. Rencontrant leur père pour la première fois une année seulement auparavant, Nacer et sa fratrie (Kheireddine, Fella et Samia) le voient disparaître à nouveau. L’oncle Aïssa décide d’aller à la police d’Hydra où les agents «ont nié être au courant de cette affaire». Le frère prend alors l’initiative d’entrer en contact avec certains compagnons de l’ancien coordonnateur du FLN. «Mehri m’a promis d’intercéder en sa faveur auprès de Boumediène. Mais il ne fait rien. Je suis entré en contact avec Bitat. Après un moment d’attente devant sa maison à la rue Bachir Ibrahimi (El Biar), il me reçoit dans le jardin tout en jetant des coups d’œil à droite et à gauche comme s’il y avait des yeux pour le guetter», signale Aïssa dans un entretien à El Khabar hebdo. Le PRS publie dans l’après-midi de l’arrestation un communiqué. L’alerte a été donnée par Rachid Krim, «le fils spirituel de Boudiaf et son chef de cabinet en 1992», actuellement à Paris. L’arrestation de Boudiaf par le président Ben Bella a marqué le clan. «J’ai un oncle, Moussa, actuellement décédé. Il était le premier ambassadeur de l’Algérie à Genève. C’est un ancien militant qui s’est retiré après le kidnapping de Boudiaf par les sbires de Ben Bella», témoigne Nacer, amer. Le pouvoir décide de faire évacuer d’Alger l’encombrant opposant. Le 26 juin, Boudiaf, embastillé dans la caserne de la Haute-Casbah, est réveillé à quatre heures du matin pour être emmené à l’aérodrome de Chéraga, où l’hélicoptère prend l’air en direction de Oued Norson. A bord, il est rejoint par d’autres militants, eux aussi arrêtés par les hommes de Ben Bella : Ali Allouache, ancien porte-parole de la wilaya IV, Moussa Kebaïli et Mohand Akli Benyounes, dit Daniel, anciens de la Fédération de France du FLN. Arrivé à Oued Norson, le groupe est embarqué à bord de voitures légères en direction de Sidi Bel Abbès, Saïda, Mecheria, Aïn Safra et Beni Ounif. Complètement éreintés par un voyage de mille kilomètres, Boudiaf et ses compagnons arrivent à Colomb Béchar à la tombée de la nuit. Tsabit : détenus dans une école désaffectée «Je suis épuisé après ce long voyage, survenu au sixième jour de ma grève de la faim, je décide d’interrompre mon jeûne, croyant candidement qu’à Colomb Béchar le régime politique va nous être appliqué et que nous pourrons engager une grève dans de meilleures conditions», fait remarquer Boudiaf, qui décide d’écrire une lettre au colonel, commandant de la Région militaire. Le 4 juillet, les séquestrés seront dirigés plus au sud où, leur dit-on, ils seront «plus à l’aise» ! Ils seront transbahutés dans d’énormes camions Berliet vers le camp Colonel Lotfi, à Tsabit, localité située à 65 km au nord de la ville d’Adrar, capitale du Touat. La chambre réservée aux prisonniers dans ce qui fut probablement une école de construction récente est trop exiguë : 5 mètres sur trois. Là, dans la caserne Lotfi, Boudiaf arrive à «dialoguer en imagination» avec le colonel, de son nom d’état civil, Ben Ali Boudghène, mort au combat à Béchar avec des dizaines de ses compagnons. «Ce héros, nous ne le renierons pas ! Nous n’abandonnons pas la lutte pour que notre peuple soit le seul maître de son destin», écrit Boudiaf dans son journal en date du 8 juillet. Souffrant des conditions de détention — chaleur suffocante (60°), manque de nourriture —, mais ne subissant pas de sévices particuliers (Aïssa Boudiaf évoque des tortures dans son témoignage), le groupe entame à partir du 15 juillet une grève de la faim. Entre-temps, le pouvoir a décidé de communiquer sur les détenus du Touat. N’indiquant pas où il été interpellé et par quel service, le ministre de la Justice, Amar Bentoumi, a admis en conférence de presse que Boudiaf avait été «appréhendé vendredi 21 juin 1963 en fin de matinée alors qu’il sortait de chez lui». Dans le discours prononcé au Caroubier (Alger), à l’occasion de l’indépendance, le président Ben Bella a «brodé, précise Boudiaf, sur le thème du complot aux ramifications lointaines». Le raïs reprend, en employant sa rhétorique habituelle, les mêmes accusations lors d’une tournée dans le Constantinois. «Ces derniers temps, nous avons arrêté cinq personnes qui ont traité avec le gouvernement français et avec le colonialisme pour instaurer un climat à la Tshombé», signale-t-il. Interrogé par le journaliste français de la RTF (Cinq colonnes à la Une), Georges De Caunes, Ben Bella reconnaît : «Oui, Boudiaf a été arrêté parce qu’il avait des agissements que j’estime dangereux». Il parle aussi d’un complot fomenté par son ancien codétenu du château d’Aulnoy avec la complicité du Ppésident Bourguiba. Face à ces accusations, aucune réaction indignée des compagnons de Boudiaf. Exceptée celle de Hocine Aït Ahmed qui a interpellé Ben Bella à l’Assemblée. L’ancien capitaine de l’ALN Si El Hafidh Yaha parle dans ses mémoires (FFS contre dictature, Koukou) d’une entrevue entre Aït Ahmed et le raïs lors d’une réception organisée en l’honneur de son ami Fethi Dib, responsable des moukhabarat égyptien, et proche de Gamal Abdel Nasser. Le défunt président du FFS rapporte à Yaha la réaction de son interlocuteur : «Ben Bella est buté. Il est décidé à continuer dans sa politique de répression et d’arrestations. Il m’a dit que toute personne qui s’opposera à lui ira les rejoindre en prison». Les prisonniers, détenus dans des conditions difficiles à l’extrême-sud du pays, dénoncent l’aveuglement d’un pouvoir «pré-dictatorial» : ni procès ni même d’interrogatoires dans les lieux où ils sont détenus. «Depuis notre enlèvement, aucun de nous n’a été interrogé. Nous ne savons même pas ce qu’on nous reproche. La vérité est ailleurs : il s’agit d’une basse vengeance personnelle, inspirée par la peur panique devant la montée du mécontentement populaire», estime Tayeb El Watani, dont les activités (entretien à la veille de son arrestation avec le journaliste Paul Marie de la Gorce) dérangeaient le locataire de la Villa-Joly. Petite concession : un poste radio qui leur permet de suivre et de commenter l’actualité. Boudiaf en fait état dans son journal : discours populistes de Ben Bella, démission de Ferhat Abbès de la présidence de l’Assemblée, crise du FFS, conflit avec le Maroc, etc.   Remontée vers le Nord Après une vingtaine de jours passés à Tsabit, Boudiaf et ses compagnons, toujours en grève de la faim, sont emmenés par avion à Béchar, avant d’être transférés à Saïda par Beni Ounif (même itinéraire que le premier). Là, ils seront détenus dans la caserne de gendarmerie de la ville des Eaux, où des médecins dépêchés d’Oran tentent de les persuader de cesser leur grève. Refus. «Rien de nouveau et la grève continue. Mes compagnons sont aussi fatigués et traînent leur faim et leur mauvaise humeur, n’espérant plus rien». Saïda, 7 août. Hospitalisation après aggravation de la situation des détenus. Le groupe décide, le 15 août, d’arrêter sa grève de la faim qui a duré 32 jours «pour reprendre des forces en vue d’une autre action». Conséquence fâcheuse de l’action : ils ont perdu chacun au moins une quinzaine de kilos. «J’ai demandé une bascule pour avoir une idée de mon poids. J’ai été moi-même étonné de la perte de 18 kilos, de 69-70 kilos, mon poids normal, je ne pèse plus que 51 kilos. Mes deux autres compagnons (Kebaïli a été libéré, ndlr) en sont au même point de faiblesse ; l’un et l’autre ont perdu en moyenne 15 kilos. Nous sommes devenus de véritables squelettes désarticulés, incapables du plus petit effort.» 13 août. Boudiaf réussit à envoyer des lettres, l’une à sa femme et l’autre à son frère, pour mettre à nu «les mensonges des déclarations gouvernementales». Agée de 33 ans, sa femme sera elle aussi internée et ne sera libérée qu’après l’intervention de Sellami Zohra, M’silie et future épouse de Ben Bella, explique Nacer. Les autorités qui ont évoqué un accord avec l’opposition ont décidé de libérer en novembre Boudiaf et ses compagnons, rejoints plus tôt par Salah Boubnider, dit Sawt El Arab. Partis à Sidi Bel Abbès, ils se retrouveront à la caserne de gendarmerie de Bab J’did, après une autre grève de la faim (44 jours pour Boudiaf, après près de 5 mois de détention). 15 novembre. Il est 21h30 quand Boudiaf est ramené chez lui «à la surprise de (sa) famille qui ne s’attendait pas à (le) revoir de sitôt». «C’est ainsi que je recouvris la liberté, de la même façon qu’une certaine matinée du 21 juin, je l’avais perdue», s’étonne-t-il. L’inénarrable journaliste, alors correspondant du Monde à Alger, Jean-François Kahn, décrit le mieux l’état d’esprit de l’ancien détenu de Tsabit : «Fidèle à son personnage, dur et tranchant, le même éclat dans le regard et les mains nerveuses, tel est apparu M. Mohamed Boudiaf à sa sortie de prison. Apparemment peu affecté par sa détention, mais légèrement amaigri, l’ancien prisonnier d’Aulnoy s’est tout de suite replongé dans son élément.»
          Commémoration à Annaba   
C’est dans d’autres circonstances que 25 ans après, le même groupe, la même poignée d’humbles hommes se sont recueillis dans le même lieu à Annaba, à la même heure, 11h42, où avait été abattu Mohamed Boudiaf, l’ex-président algérien, a-t-on constaté sur place. Dans d’autres circonstances, car Nacer Boudiaf, le fils du président assassiné, a cessé d’enquêter sur les auteurs de ce crime d’Etat alors que les Algériens sont encore dans l’attente de la vérité sur ce drame qui n’a pas livré tous ses secrets. Dans d’autres circonstances également puisque cette année la commémoration de la disparition tragique de Si Tayeb El Watani a été assurée indirectement par la Gendarmerie nationale dont des démonstrations ont été organisées au pied de la stèle érigée à l’entrée du palais de la Culture, baptisé du nom du défunt. Les portes ouvertes de ce corps constitué ont coïncidé avec l’assassinat du président dont la manifestation et la commémoration se sont déroulées simultanément dans le même lieu. Dans d’autres circonstances, encore une fois, car ce sont des enfants de gendarmes qui, après les démonstrations, ont déposé des gerbes de fleurs et récité la Fatiha à la mémoire de leur ancien président, à la place des adultes, habitués à le faire chaque année. Ces adultes sont, entre autres, des citoyens, des universitaires, des représentants du parti RCD, le grand reporter Maamar Farah, Djamel Daoudi, le vice-président de la CCI Seybouse et bien sûr Me Hchaïchia Hmaïda, membre fondateur de la Fondation Mohamed Boudiaf. Qualifié de «poète de feu Mohamed Boudiaf», Salah Chaâbane Chaouch n’a pas omis ce rendez-vous annuel pour lire à l’assistance un autre émouvant poème dédié à la mémoire du défunt. En l’absence et l’indifférence des autorités officielles locales et nationales, cette assistance a tenu, comme d’habitude, à rendre hommage à ce grand homme pour rappeler, pour que nul n’oublie, que «Mohamed Boudiaf, un honnête révolutionnaire, avait été appelé clandestinement à la rescousse pour sauver l’Algérie en déperdition. A l’appel de l’Algérie, il avait répondu ‘‘oui’’, ignorant qu’il venait en même temps de signer son acte de mort car assassiné en ce lieu même. Il était venu avec l’espoir de donner au peuple algérien une réponse définitive à sa célèbre interrogation : «Où va l’Algérie ?». Et on commémore aujourd’hui (hier) un quart de siècle après, clandestinement, le crime contre ce chahid en l’absence des autorités locales.».  
          Quand un acteur parle   
Témoignage de première main d’un acteur en vue de la Révolution. En exil au Maroc où il s’occupait de sa briqueterie, Mohamed Boudiaf a décidé de détailler les préparatifs du 1er Novembre, à l’occasion de la célébration du 20e anniversaire du déclenchement de la Guerre d’Algérie. Publié une première fois par le journal du PRS, El Jarida (Paris, 1974), le texte d’une centaine de pages a été réédité en 2010 chez Dar El Khalil (Alger) par son frère Aïssa Boudiaf qui y a adjoint l’entretien qu’il a accordé à El Khabar Hebdo. Le document est un témoignage fort intéressant d’un acteur de cette période qui a été à la manœuvre (organisation spéciale, CRUA, groupe des 22 et des 6, etc.). Boudiaf commence par expliquer ses objectifs : «Répondant aux désirs des militants du parti et certainement à celui de tous les Algériens épris de vérité, la commémoration du 20e anniversaire du 1er Novembre 1954 sera pour moi l’occasion de reprendre l’histoire de cette époque, des contacts, des discussions, des démarches, de l’organisation, en un mot des circonstances réelles dans lesquelles est née l’insurrection algérienne.» Pour le rédacteur, «bon nombre de personnes étrangères à ces événements ont écrit et continuent de le faire en déformant, par intérêt ou par ignorance, les faits attribuant à des gens des rôles qu’ils n’ont pas joués, idéalisant certaines situations et passant d’autres sous silence, refaisant l’histoire après coup». Les chercheurs ne manqueront pas de se référer lorsqu’ils traitent de cette période dont beaucoup d’acteurs n’ont pas pu — mort au combat — ou voulu rédiger leurs témoignages. La Préparation du 1er Novembre, Dar El Khalil, Alger, 2010, p. 111. Quand Boudiaf assène ses vérités Parfois des titres connaissent une meilleure fortune que les livres eux-mêmes. Le livre de Mohamed Boudiaf Où va l’Algérie ? en fait partie. Publié une première fois aux éditions Librairie de l’Etoile (Paris, 1964), il sera réédité au début des années 1990 après avoir été diffusé en samizdat. La jeune maison d’édition Tafat (ex-Belles-Lettres), installée à Béjaïa, l’a mis à la portée des lecteurs sous un format poche (2013). Genèse du texte : enlevé par les hommes liges de Ben Bella, Boudiaf raconte dans le détail les journées de captivité. Amar Benbelaïd, étudiant et militant du PRS témoigne : «Le manuscrit a été envoyé dans le secret à des militants du PRS en France en septembre, soit deux mois avant sa libération (novembre 1963, ndlr). Quand Boudiaf fut libéré, nous étions en train de mettre la dernière main à la rédaction du manuscrit qu’il nous a fait parvenir du lieu de sa détention et qui relatait dans ses moindres détails, sa mise au secret depuis son enlèvement jusqu’à la veille de sa libération. Le soir même nous l’avions eu au téléphone et nous lui avions témoigné notre joie de le savoir enfin libre et de nouveau à sa place parmi nous. Nous décidâmes de surseoir à la publication du livre pour lui permettre d’y ajouter une analyse politique et économique de la situation de l’Algérie et de le terminer par des propositions concrètes qui viendraient compléter la plateforme du PRS.» Le rédacteur, qui parle de ses privations, ne s’est pas retenu pour commenter l’actualité qu’il suivait sur un poste radio (crise du FFS, tensions avec le Maroc, démission de Abbas, etc.). L’auteur a consigné également des observations qui gardent, malgré la distance qui nous sépare de cette période de l’histoire de l’Algérie indépendante, toute leur force. Mohamed Boudiaf, Où va l’Algérie ?, Tafat, P.250, 2013.   Boudiaf, l’enfant du Hodna La ville de M’sila a connu une effervescence politique. La population indigène comme coloniale avait ses choix bien arrêtés : formations colonialistes, Parti communiste algérien (PCA), Association des oulémas, Amis du Manifeste algérien (AML), et plus tard PPA/MTLD. Birem Kamel, enseignant à l’université de M’sila, a consacré une étude sur l’activité nationaliste dans sa région du Hodna, tirée de sa thèse de doctorat. S’appuyant sur un fonds archivistique important (Archives Outre-mer d’Aix-en-Provence, Quai d’Orsay, Armées de terre-France, etc.), l’ouvrage permet de suivre les activités menées par les différents groupes organisés en «nadi» (club), ou suivant des personnalités en vue. Né à Ouled Madhi à M’sila dans une famille déclassée, Mohamed Boudiaf fera ses premières armes dans ce milieu particulier. Après des études arrêtées en cinquième des cours complémentaires, il devient fonctionnaire successivement à Constantine et Jijel (service des contributions). Incorporé dans l’armée française en 1942 pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il en sort avec le grade de brigadier-chef d’artillerie. A la fin de la guerre, il rejoint le parti MTLD/PPA (fin 1945) et en devient l’un des responsables à Bordj Bou Arréridj. Fin 1947, il est chargé de créer une section de l’organisation para-militaire - Organisation spéciale (OS). Recherché en 1950 après le démantèlement de l’OS, il est jugé et condamné par contumace pour ses activités militantes. En 1952, il est chargé de l’organisation de la Fédération de France du MTLD. En mars 1954, il forme le CRUA, avant d’être élu lors de la réunion des «22» comme responsable du Comité révolutionnaire. Il quitte l’Algérie en octobre 1954, pour rejoindre la délégation extérieure. L’avion de la compagnie Air Atlas-Air Maroc qui le conduit avec quatre des leaders de la Révolution est détourné en octobre 1956 sur Alger. A l’indépendance, il s’oppose à Ben Bella. Né le 23 juin 1919, il sera arrêté le 21 juin 1963. Il connaîtra une fin funeste le 29 d’un autre mois de juin (1992). Birem Kamel, Le Mouvement national dans la région de M’sila (1900-1954), Dar El Awtan, Sidi Moussa, Alger, 2012, p.203.  
          Dataminers find spoilery secrets in Ghost Recon: Wildlands Title 5 patch   
Gamers have been pouring over data from the latest Ghost Recon: Wildlands patch, and found a few secrets ahead of schedule. Ghost Recon: Wildlands rolled out its Title 5 patch yesterday, and many of us discussed the new game mode, that didn’t cover the entire 8GB. So naturally, dataminers have been having a field day […]
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          What To Do About Obamacare   
Republican voters mostly aren't against it for reasons other than the fact that it was championed by the black Muslim guy from Kenya. They don't like the as-yet-unenforced mandate, and they don't like it for all of the reasons that few people actually like our health care system - at best it's needlessly a pain in the ass, at worst, well, you know the worst. A lot of them are pissed off because they think the blahs got the secret welfare ACA (Medicaid) while they got Obamacare (the exchanges), even though a big reason (not the only one!) a lot of them didn't get Medicaid was they yelled and screamed for their states to "reject Obamacare" and, thanks to Roberts, what they could reject was the Medicaid expansion.

Hospitals hate the idea of repeal. Insurance companies mostly don't like it. For people with employer insurance, people who got Medicaid, and people who can kinda sorta afford the individual plans, it's mostly better (and since the mandate isn't even enforced, it's basically better for anyone who chooses to buy it).

Ultimately any "Republican healthcare plan" is basically Obamacare, but shittier. Even my glibertarian college facebook friend who HATES OBAMACARE earnestly described what the health care system should be, and it really was Obamacare without the mandate, to the letter.

The sociopaths in Congress wants to take away Medicaid, make it less affordable and with fewer benefits (at worst, completely fake insurance, at best something slightly better than that). Remove revenue from insurance companies and hospitals, including forcing them to eat more emergency room bills. Oh, and people don't get needed care and go bankrupt and die.

The leading liberal think tank has decided to make another stab at bipartisan fixes to Obamacare because I guess whatever was in the water that made Obama think elected Republicans were interested in such a thing is still in the water in DC. I'm not sure why "here's a really complicated plan that people won't like much more than the status quo and has no chance of passing" is better than "here's a really simply-sounding (nothing is simple, of course, but the bureaucracies should handle the bureaucracy, not us) idea that would be popular and better and universal and has no chance of passing right now" but centrists gotta centrist I guess.




          First Official Trailer for Norwegian Horror Short Adaptation POLAROID   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zmk3z1ZJzAendofvid [starttext]POLAROID is the feature film debut of Norwegian filmmaker Lars Klevberg, based on his award-winning short horror film. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a

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

By Lesley Wroughton and Howard Schneider

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POSTER CHILD AND WHIPPING BOY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOOMSDAY SCENARIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(1 euro = $1.1350)

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


          Congress must raise debt ceiling by mid-October - CBO   

By Ginger Gibson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress will need to raise the nation's debt limit and avoid defaulting on loan payments by "early to mid-October," the Congressional Budget Office said in a report on Thursday.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has encouraged Congress to raise the limit before the legislative body leaves for their August recess. But it remains unclear if a bipartisan agreement has been struck to allow the limit to be raised, as both chambers continue to be weighed down by health care and tax reform and trying to find an agreement to fund the government after the September 30 deadline.

(Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)


          Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack   

By Jonathan Saul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BACK TO BASICS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VULNERABLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SECRETIVE INDUSTRY

Cyber risks also pose challenges for insurance cover.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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          John Ballantyne Approved by New Jersey State Senate for Position on Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Board of Directors   

https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/529801/NRCC_John_Ballantyne.jpg?p=captionEDISON, N.J., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) announced today that John Ballantyne, the Council's Executive Secretary-Treasurer (EST) has been approved by the New Jersey State Senate to join Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield's...



          Qu'attendez-vous du prochain flagship de Google ?   
Ce n’est un secret pour personne. Google travaille actuellement sur deux successeurs pour ses Google Pixel et Google Pixel XL. Connus jusqu’à présent sous les noms de code Walleye et Taimen, les smartphones pourraient faire leur apparition au début du mois d’octobre comme ce fut le cas l’an passé. Alors, à quelques mois de leur officialisation, nous […]
          Descubren nuevos detalles del próximo gran evento para Pokémon GO   
Gracias al código del juego.

Los dataminers, usuarios que exploran el código de los videojuegos para conocer secretos y actualizaciones, están haciendo su agosto con Pokémon GO. Si bien ya conocíamos detalles relacionados con los Pokémon Legendarios y un Pikachu especial, ahora según ComicBook se descubren informaciones sobre el próximo evento del juego que se celebrará el 6 de julio para celebrar el aniversario.

¿Un gran evento para el 6 de julio?


La línea de código haría referencia explícita a esa fecha, indicando el comienzo de un nuevo evento. Hasta la fecha, Pokémon GO ha ido celebrando distintos eventos y festividades en los que ha ido ofreciendo Pokémon de rareza variada para capturar, recompensas y objetos o puntos de experiencia de más fácil obtención. Niantic podría realizar algo similar, si bien no ha dado detalles al respecto.

El nuevo evento coincidirá con el aniversario del juego según las líneas de código encontradas en la app


Un año de Pokémon Go


Pokémon GO ha sido uno de los juegos para móviles más exitosos del último año. El título de Niantic supuso una explosión comercial cuando se lanzó el verano pasado, y aunque en los últimos tiempos no ha registrado un éxito equivalente, con esta actualización trata de buscar un nuevo impulso. Te recomendamos que consultes nuestra guía.

Descubren nuevos detalles del próximo gran evento para Pokémon GO
          Darksiders III tendrá un mundo más compacto que Darksiders II   
La desarrolladora sigue los pasos de la primera parte.

Darksiders III ha sido uno de los grandes ausentes del E3 2017. El videojuego que será editado por Nordic Games y está siendo desarrollado por Gunfire Games, estudio fundado por ex trabajadores de Vigil Games.

El título está previsto para el próximo año en PS4, Xbox One y PC, y contará la historia de Furia, nuevo personaje creado para la ocasión que portará un látigo para repartir justicia entre los enemigos.


Desde Nordic Games han apuntado nuevos detalles sobre el desarrollo del juego, en especial sobre el tamaño de los escenarios que podremos visitar. Así los define Reinhard Pollice, miembro de la editora:

"Hemos construido un mundo donde resulta natural volver atrás a lugares que ya has visitado, pero donde también los jugadores tiene opciones para decidir a dónde ir. Obviamente, contamos con gran cantidad de secretos y caminos alternativos que descubrir", apuntan.

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Según Pollice, Darksiders III va a presentar un mundo más compacto que la segunda parte de la serie, que se caracterizó por ofrecer un escenario más abierto que el juego original.

"Nuestro juego no será un mundo abierto tan grande como Darksiders II. Es un mundo más compacto como Darksiders", explica. Darksiders III llegará a las tiendas el próximo 2018 para PS4, Xbox One y PC.

Darksiders III tendrá un mundo más compacto que Darksiders II
          Los creadores de Cuphead tuvieron que rehipotecar su casa para ampliar el juego   
El estudio pasó de tener 3 trabajadores a 20.

Cuphead ha sido uno de los títulos destacados de este E3 2017. Con sus gráficos que recuerdan a la animación de los años 20 y 30, no parece que su equipo de desarrollo, StudioMDHR, las tuviera todas consigo para poner en marcha la creación de este título.

"Dejamos nuestros trabajos, rehipotecamos nuestras casas y empezamos a ampliar el equipo"

Durante una entrevista con GamesRadar, los creadores de Cuphead, Chad y Jared Moldenhauer, revelaron que tuvieron que rehipotecar sus casas después del E3 2015 - año en el que el título fue jugable por primera vez - para obtener los fondos que necesitaban para ampliar el juego.

"Mi hermano y yo dejamos nuestros trabajos, rehipotecamos nuestras casas y empezamos a ampliar el equipo", explicaban. "Esta fue nuestra oportunidad para orientar el juego hacia donde queríamos".

En busca del juego que querían desarrollar


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Cuphead no tuvo un buen recibimiento en el E3 2015. En ese momento, el título se componía por batallas contra diversos jefes. Durante la EB Expo de ese mismo año, donde Cuphead también volvió a ser jugable, la recepción volvió a ser negativa. Esto fue lo que empujó a los hermanos Moldenhauer a tomar las duras decisiones descritas.

Ahora, StudioMDHR ha pasado de tener 3 personas a 20. Esto incluye un artista y pintores digitales, dos puestos de trabajo indispensables para dar vida al estilo de Cuphead.

Para leer la entrevista íntegra, os invitamos a visitar el siguiente enlace.

Como un clásico


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Cuphead se espera que esté disponible el 29 de septiembre tanto en PC como en Xbox One. Los jugadores se moverán por un mapa lleno de secretos y misiones secundarias. En total, el juego ofrecerá 30 jefes finales a los que tendrán que enfrentarse.

Para saber más de este título, os invitamos a leer nuestras impresiones en el siguiente enlace.

Los creadores de Cuphead tuvieron que rehipotecar su casa para ampliar el juego
          Caputo justificó la tasa y el plazo del bono a cien años, mientras crece la desconfianza externa (Página 12)   


“Ha sido una transacción espectacular”

Una sociedad de inversión británica le adjudicó al bono “una probabilidad de incumplimiento del 97,6 por ciento”.


El ministro de Finanzas, Luis Caputo, rechazó los cuestionamientos a la emisión de un bono a 100 años con un interés del 7,9 por ciento sobre el capital recibido por la Argentina, y hasta negó que exista controversia sobre ese acuerdo entre el gobierno nacional y un grupo de bancos internacionales. “No hay tal controversia, entre todos los especialistas en finanzas hay unanimidad absoluta en que ha sido una transacción espectacular para el país. Hubo no sólo felicitaciones del exterior, sino también aquí en Argentina”, sostuvo el funcionario, que fue imputado por la Justicia por esa operación. Pero la realidad virtual del ministro y su bono no sólo choca con las repercusiones políticas y económicas no sólo reflejadas en medios locales y extranjeros. La propia aseveración de la supuesta “unanimidad absoluta de los especialistas en finanzas” quedó ayer mismo desmentida por un informe de la sociedad de inversión británica M & G, publicado por un periódico alemán, según el cual “la probabilidad de incumplimiento” del pago del bono antes de la mitad de su duración (50 años) es del 97,6 por ciento.



 En referencia a la tasa de interés del 7,92 por ciento, que le garantiza a los inversores cobrar nueve veces el capital inicialmente invertido hasta el vencimiento del título, Caputo afirmó que “cuando miramos el pasado, (pagar) 7,9 por ciento en ese plazo (de 100 años) luce espectacular”. En la entrevista que dio en exclusiva a Radio Mitre (el ministro de Finanzas no da entrevistas periodísticas, según reconoció ante Marcelo Longobardi), intentó explicar el sentido de la operación que autocalificó como “espectacular”. Primero, respecto del plazo, lo justificó apuntando que es “un manejo responsable de la deuda diversificar plazos, tasas y monedas”. En relación a la tasa, indicó que la de los bonos del Tesoro de Estados Unidos, “el nivel mínimo al que nos podemos financiar”, bajó “circunstancialmente para financiar la inversión y el consumo tras la espectacular crisis de 2009, pero ahora (la recuperación económica) ya se dio, y ha empezado el camino inverso, la suba de tasas. Entonces, ¿qué hacemos?”, se preguntó. Y se respondió a sí mismo, “mirar el pasado, y en los 30 años previos a la crisis, de 1977 a 2008, Estados Unidos se financió a una tasa promedio del 8,10 por ciento. Es decir que el 7,90 por ciento está por debajo de la tasa que pagó Estados Unidos en prácticamente toda su historia”. El responsable de Finanzas del gobierno de Mauricio Macri justificó que, teniendo en cuenta que la tasa que paga Argentina se compone de la suma del tipo de interés del bono de largo plazo de Estados Unidos más la tasa de riesgo país (hoy en el orden del 4 por ciento), acordar una tasa a 100 años del 7,9 por ciento resultaba “un negocio espectacular”. Mientras el gobierno aspira a bajar la tasa de riesgo por lo menos a la mitad, Caputo incorpora una hipótesis de multiplicación por 4 de la tasa de Estados Unidos para justificar la cuestionable operación que cerró, en secreto frente a la opinión pública y el Congreso, con el Citigroup y el HSBC.

¿Por qué Argentina tiene que colocar deuda todas las semanas?, preguntó uno de los entrevistadores. Caputo negó que ello signifique un aumento constante del nivel de deuda. “Es otra falsedad, porque 3 de cada 4 veces que tomamos deuda es para cancelar compromisos del anterior gobierno, pero tomando divisas a tasas más bajas. Esto es un ahorro de la carga financiera”, sostuvo. El ministro de Finanzas llega a esa conclusión considerando únicamente la deuda emitida en dólares, pero no la de corto plazo que toma en pesos con instrumentos alternativos, como las Lebacs. Mientras el gobierno admite una emisión de deuda cercano a los 50 mil millones de dólares en 18 meses de gestión, la suma de las distintas variantes aproxima esa cifra a los 100 mil millones. Las Lebacs han resultado, desde el inicio de la gestión de Cambiemos, el mecanismo más atractivo para las inversiones especulativas externas, que ingresan dólares al mercado para aprovechar la elevada tasa de interés en pesos y la resultante en dólares cuando vuelven a la moneda original al vencimiento. Al considerar la tasa resultante en dólares de este jugoso premio pagado por el Banco Central, también se cae el argumento de que se bajó el costo promedio de financiamiento al 4,75 por ciento en dólares.

Fuente: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/47151-ha-sido-una-transaccion-espectacular

          El Gobierno activa el financiamiento de un grupo de bancos por US$ 1500 millones para pagar la deuda del 2017 (La Nación)   


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sufren las exportaciones


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Y los números reflejan el pobre dinamismo:

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

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

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


Esto se vincula al muy lento despegue de la actividadfabril.

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

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


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

Autos: fuerte salto

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

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

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


Hay varias razones por las cuales entran más autos:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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          Charting Russia’s most dangerous cities for LGBT people   

Here are the towns where it’s dangerous to be gay in Russia. A culture of silence and a law “against propaganda” are keeping them that way. Русский

An LGBT pride parade in St Petersburg, 2014. Photo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0: Maria Komarova / Flickr. Some rights reserved.

It’s become a tradition across the globe to celebrate LGBT Pride in the last days of June. Usually, such events are held on the weekend closest to the 28 June, as it was on that day that the modern LGBT movement in the USA began in earnest. It was an initiative that inspired strategies and tactics of human rights advocacy in many other countries. Although it takes different forms across the world, LGBT pride raises issues of freedom of expression, human rights, and healthcare for LGBT people. In some cities Europe and the USA it has turned into something of a commercial event or cultural festival for the wider public. In other locations, LGBT people march under the threat of police brutality.

In Russia, the first LGBT pride march was held in 1991 on the square before Moscow’s Bolshoi theatre as part of the Soviet Union’s first LGBT festival. The more modern history of LGBT parades in Russia began in 2006 when LGBT activist Nikolay Alekseyev attempted to officially organise a pride march in Moscow. Years passed, and the city authorities still haven’t found the guts to permit a march for LGBT human rights through the capital’s streets and provide security for its participants. However, other banned marches have been successfully challenged in the European Court for Human Rights and Alekseyev has generated support in other regions of the country. He and his colleagues have applied for permission to hold pride marches in Blagoveshchensk, Cherkessk, Cherepovets, Kazan, and Nizhny Tagil among many other cities across Russia, though they have always been rejected and sued city governments in response. A notable exception came in 2013, when the governor of St Petersburg did not forbid the city’s LGBT pride parade, although it did encounter violently homophobic protesters who tried to obstruct the march.

The metrics of hatred

In fact, these violent far-right groups keep close tabs on LGBT activists in Russia and the events they hold – or try to. While the government fights some homophobic campaigners and inciters of hatred, it supports others. After all, instigating violence against LGBT people is essentially the Russian state’s official policy towards sexuality. For example, the 2013 law banning “propaganda” of “non-traditional sexual orientations” sparked a wave of hatred against LGBT people across the country. As we discovered from court decisions last year, after the “propaganda” bill was signed into law, the number of hate crimes against lesbians and gay men doubled. 

In 2012, we found 33 examples of such hate crimes, while 2013 saw 50 hate crimes against LGBT citizens. By 2015 there were 65. We registered not only a common rise of LGBT hate crimes, but also the rise of homicides: following the enactment of the “propaganda” bill, there were more and more murders of people simply for being LGBT.

The growth in hate crimes against LGBT people across Russia. Image courtesy of the authors.

Of course, these are only the recorded crimes – many LGBT people may not dare approach the authorities after harassment, humiliation, or worse. These data are based on official court statistics, though we had to dig through the results ourselves. Nobody officially collects information on violence against LGBT people in Russia. On the contrary, the authorities pretend that nothing is happening. This attitude sometimes reaches absurd extremes when government officials claim that LGBT citizens simply do not exist.

After facts came to light about the systematic torture of gay men at secret detention camps in Chechnya, the republic’s press secretary immediately retorted that “you cannot repress those who are not and cannot be here in the Chechen Republic.” Despite the justified focus on Chechnya, these claims are hardly specific to one culture or region within the Russian Federation – officials in other regions speak in much the same manner. For example, the mayor of Svetogorsk in Leningrad Region declared his city “free from gays.” He subsequently argued that LGBT issues and rights are irrelevant there, neither an LGBT community nor LGBT people exist in the small city.

This imagined absence of LGBT people constitutes an active policy of silencing and excluding some citizens from the wider national community on the grounds of their sexuality

This imagined absence of LGBT people constitutes an active policy of silencing and excluding some citizens from the wider national community on the grounds of their sexuality. These comments certainly reinforce existing prejudices and reproduce violence against vulnerable groups. But what is the real picture? Let’s say that the authorities of a Russian city actually permitted an LGBT march to go ahead? Would these violent protectors of a false morality then take to the streets to fight those marching, to stop their fellow citizens expressing their point of view and standing up for their rights?

It depends on where you are. In other words, how dangerous is it to be gay in different Russian cities?

A “sexual stratification” of Russian cities

Media doesn’t simply inform society about current affairs; it also provides frames for understanding social problems, rendering some topics more important than others by virtue of generating discussion around them. Violence against LGBT people may be a key cause for concern in the human rights movement, but that urgency is lost in public discussions.

But media can also remedy societies from oblivion by sharing stories which are otherwise forgotten or ignored, and spark positive change. For example, the murder of gay teen Matthew Sheppard was one of the most publicised hate crimes in the US history. The furore in the press eventually led to changes in hate crime law.

One of the effects of Russia’s “propaganda” law was not simply the rise in violence against LGBT people. It also led to more frequent ewspaper publications on LGBT topics, hence public discussion on a topic which still remains taboo for many people. This was not entirely what legislators intended. We benefitted from this situation by researching the details and contexts of violence against LGBT in Russia as they were reported in media. The Sexuality Lab studied almost 4,500 media publications about violence against LGBT people in Russia between 2011 and 2016. We categorised all newspaper articles in accordance with the sexuality of the victims reported and the locations of crimes committed. All cities were then classified by population, making it possible for us to calculate an index of safety for every urban settlement.

The data reveal that the most dangerous places for LGBT people are villages in the countryside and small towns with a population below 100,000: they are characterised by the highest rates of violence against LGBT people per 1,000 persons. The safest locations are the largest cities (Moscow and St Petersburg): despite the greater number of crimes against LGBT in these cities, their relative indexes are actually the lowest. This can be explained by understanding the circumstances of these hate crimes.

Statistically, a gay person is safer in St Petersburg than in a smaller city like Nizhnevartovsk

Very often, hate crimes are committed as soon as perpetrators learn about the victim’s sexuality, which is usually revealed in a conversation in a private space over a drink or meal. These social gatherings occur more frequently in smaller settlements, because that way of life is simply more common there: there are fewer bars to go to, fewer crowds to blend into, and more free time to kill. People drink alcohol and talk about their personal lives as there’s no other way to spend one’s spare time. Alhough many people in Russia actually do not give a damn about LGBT issues, some still react violently to a person’s coming out – and such reactions are more common in smaller towns and cities.

The graph below shows incidents of violence against LGBT people in different towns and cities of Russia. We compare capital cities, big cities (of 500,000 people and above) and smaller cities (of between 100-500,000 people). This graph shows that the smaller a city, the bigger the probability of violence against LGBT people. Statistically, a gay person is safer in St Petersburg than in a smaller city like Nizhnevartovsk. This could explain why the mayor of Svetlogorsk thinks there are no gay men in his town – anybody with half a mind in that position would leave the place as soon as they felt threatened. 

Violence and hate crimes against LGBT people across Russia, by city size. Image courtesy of the author.

These results aren’t surprising; they just prove once again that homophobia is on the rise in Russia and that hate crimes are supported in its remote regions. We have based our claims on a survey of media publications, which limits the whole picture only to material in the public domain. As a result, there will be many hate crimes which went unreported, and some remote regions not covered in our media survey. However, it is no exaggeration to say that there are parts of the country which are simply not safe for LGBT citizens.

One of the ways to protect oneself is to keep silent about one’s sexuality, concealing it from the public in order not to become a victim of violence. So this secrecy around the existence of homosexuals is reinforced not only by political decisions, but also by individual moves as many LGBT people opt to hide their sexuality. While their response contributes to a culture of silence, they cannot and must not be blamed for it – simply put, they fear for their lives.

The LGBT pride parades pursue a radically different approach: a public and full-throated political demand to recognise that LGBT people exist. Do our data confirm that Russian cities are not ready to host such events on their territories? If our goal is to fight the silence, the data show exactly the contrary: as long as anybody suffers and is killed because of their sexuality, it is important to shout at the top of our voices to try and stop the murders and political climate in which they are tacitly tolerated. Human rights marches across towns and cities of all sizes are one way of articulating this; a means to make violence visible and demand that it stop.

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          The Secret to Legs with Size, Strength, and Endurance   

There are countless leg workouts in magazines and books that promise big results. Many are good workouts, but the secret to continued progress is to keep your muscles from adapting, while building on what you have already done. What I mean by this is that mixing and matching great workouts just doesn't work very well. You do need to change your workouts frequently to keep your muscles growing, but if you don't plan properly, you could be wasting time.

When you plan your workouts properly, each workout builds on what you accomplished the workout before, so that you keep moving forward, instead of taking steps back each time you change workouts. A good example of this is how many Powerlifters have trained for decades. They begin a training cycle by using lighter weights for higher reps. The first week or two they might do 3 sets of 8 repetitions. The next couple of weeks might be 5 sets of 5 reps. Then they add weight and drop their reps each week until they are ready to test themselves for a single maximum repetition. This is usually done in a contest, with judges and strict rules. This works well if your goal is to lift as much as possible in one lift for one repetition.

In bodybuilding, the weight you use does not need to be as heavy. It is more important to use muscle tension and volume of training to stimulate the muscle to grow. A Bodybuilder might choose 4 different exercises for a muscle group and do 4 to 6 sets of 8 to 12 repetitions for each exercise. You won't build as much strength training like this, as you will training like a Powerlifter, but you should increase your muscle mass and improve your muscle shape and definition more.

A Triathlete has fantastic endurance, especially in their legs. They can swim, run and ride their bikes for hours on end, with great intensity! They do not have much muscle size, and most cannot lift much weight. They train so that they can move their bodies as fast and as far as possible, so great strength is not necessary, and size is counterproductive.

All of these sports have something in common. They train with a very specific goal in mind. To achieve the best possible results in these sports, they have to. This is even more obvious in the case of the Triathlete, than it is for Bodybuilding and Powerlifting. I believe that Bodybuilders and Powerlifters should cross train once in a while to break through their plateaus.

I have competed in Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Strongman, and Highland Games, not to mention several mainstream sports. I trained differently for each of them, except for the Highland Games, which I just did for fun while I was training for Powerlifting. Out of all of those sports, I have been most successful at Strongman. One of the things I like the most about it, is that you have to be well rounded. Without enough strength, you don't stand a chance. If you are too small, you won't be able to move some of the implements. If you can lift a weight, but get tired too soon, you will be left in the dust. You also have to have unbelievable mental toughness and desire to be successful. I mean, let's face it, Strongman events hurt.

The point I am making is that, as a Strongman competitor, I need Size, Strength and Endurance. That is truer for the legs than for any other part of the body. This is also true for other sports that involve both quickness and power. Football, Baseball, Rugby, Soccer, and Sprinting all come to mind. To do that, I can't afford to focus on Strength only, like a Powerlifter. I can't spend my time building size for the sake of size either. I certainly can't spend hours running, swimming and biking if I want to have the power and size that I need. I believe that I have come across a good leg workout that helps me build Size, Strength and relative Endurance for my sport. I still do specific event training, but that is mostly for technique.

This workout involves doing just Squats for your legs, and doing it once a week only. The first two weeks you perform 10 sets of 10 repetitions with only one to two minutes rest between each set. The 10 sets of 10 routine is more commonly known as German Volume Training and it is BRUTAL. I only do this for two weeks, because I want strength as well. This training is excellent for improving your endurance and it will stimulate muscle growth as well. Be aware, that you will be very SORE for a few days after the first week. The second week, you should be able to add some weight to the bar and you won't be as sore. I won't go into details about nutrition here, but if you want to take advantage of the muscle growth potential of this workout, you had better eat enough protein and good quality food.

The following two weeks you squat for 8 sets of 8 repetitions. This is great for muscle growth because it is lower in both sets and reps than the first two weeks, so you can use more weight, but it is still a high volume of work to stimulate muscle mass increases. Just like the first two weeks, you should be able to add some weight to the second week of 8 sets of 8 reps.

Weeks 5 and 6 will be about going heavier and making the transition from training for size, to training for strength. The workout will be 5 sets of 5 reps of Squats. Now that we are going heavier, it is especially important to pay attention to proper form. Make sure to maintain an arch in your back and sit back and down into the squat rather than allow your knees to go out in front of your toes. I explain proper form for the Squat in more detail on my Powerlifting Squat page. You will want to do a couple of warm-up sets before you get to the first of your 5 heavy sets. If you haven't been wearing a lifting belt, it is time to start when you get to this part of the program. Just as in the other sections, you should be able to add at least a little weight on the second week (week 6) of this part.

The 7th and 8th week are true power training. The workout will be 3 heavy sets of 3 reps. Warm up and then get to it. Think pure power and get psyched up for each set. After these two weeks, you will have completed your 8-week cycle to increase the Size, Strength, and Endurance of your Legs. If you have done this in preparing for a Powerlifting contest, take another week to do 3 sets of 1 repetition, and then rest for at least 10 days before contest day. If you are not trying to peak for a strength contest, start over with the 10 sets of 10 and do it all over again. You should be stronger the second time through, and well on your way toward dramatic improvements in Size, Strength, and Endurance.

Good luck with your training, and make sure to save some money for some new pants with bigger legs!

By Aaron Anderton



          How to Increase Your Bench Press by Doing Squats   

My Legs Are Already Big Enough. I Keep Hearing Working Legs Is A MUST. Why Is That So Important?

Believe me? I hated leg workouts. Until I realize the true potential that a simple set of squats could unleash.

Frankly? I see the same people on the leg press machine, leg extensions, doing lunges and doing squats week after week. But for every other muscle group, it's like a new day. There's the familiar faces of course, but there's always new people. It's like working leg is an exclusive club.

And yet that is 50% of your body! Your entire lower body you will neglect because:

? You don't like working legs
? You don't want bigger legs
? Your leg are big enough

But let's suppose? you do work legs. And without much weight at all. Just enough to stimulate your entire body propelling it into new levels of growth. Do you think that is possible?

How can doing squats increase our bench press? If you are stuck on bicep curls, how can incorporating legs into your routine break you thru those plateaus?

I'm here to tell you right now, as you read this, that doing leg workouts is a whole lot more then just getting bigger, more toned, or stronger legs.

Think about it. Testosterone is a primary ingredient of building muscle. So you do a hard set of tricep pushdowns. Your body responds by making more testosterone. Let's just guess at 10% more for the day. Phew. Hard workout. Good job!

Do you qualify as one of those people?

But,? let's say you do a set of breathing squats at 100% intensity.

You just boosted your testosterone production 1000%.

Do you think I'm being facetious?

But back to the purpose of this question. Working your legs isn't an option. It's something you do. So you don't want bigger legs? Fine. Don't pile on the weight. Don't overload them. Just stimulate your metabolism, and stimulate your body changing. So you don't like legs? Get over it.

Fact is, by incorporating legs into your workout, you will see more gains in 6 weeks then most people do in 3 months.

Don't take my word for it. Look around at your gym? The guy with a huge upper body and tiny chicken legs. Do you want to look like that? Who are the bigger guys in your gym? Who are the women that you most want to look like? I can assure you those people do legs. Any top notch physique does legs.

Doing a cardio machine that uses legs is not the same.

So that's why working your legs is so important. Please do not make excuses. You do not have to train to failure where you cannot walk. You don't have to squat 600 lbs. You simply must train the 50% of your body that pretty much 80% of everybody just doesn't do.

Next time you are in the gym take a good look around. Notice the leg equipment. Notice the same people using that week after week.

Become one of the individuals at your gym that trains legs and discover the secret to growth.

Here are the reasons why working every muscle - not just certain ones - is the superior method of getting the results you want:

1. Builds lean muscle
2. Reduces body fat levels
3. Increases energy
4. Balances blood sugar in the body
5. Increases neuromuscular efficiency
6. Improves sexual performance
7. Lowers cholesterol in the body
8. Protects against heart disease
9. Improves mood

All the above reasons are by-products of increased testosterone. For men, this means better muscle gains. For women, don't worry you don't have enough testosterone to get big and bulky like a man. For everybody, working legs will help you with the above factors and assist you in reaching your goals.

By Marc David



          The Importance of Maintaining A Weight Training Log   

Do you find gyms intimidating? Feel lost while doing your workouts? Tried different programs with no results? Not always sure of want exercises you are supposed to be doing? Or maybe you're burnt out on the exercises your doing. A weight-training log may be exactly what you need.

Walking into a gym full of big bodybuilders or women built like models can be very intimidating. Having all these beautiful people working out around you can make you wonder if you'll ever be able to look like that. Well let me tell you a little secret they didn't always look that good and with a focused plan you too can look that way. Its simple, write down the exercises that you usually do with the amount of weight used and number of sets performed for a period of three weeks. Use a weight-training log. For example if you are doing a three day split that is you divide the body into three parts and train them over three days, write down three workouts for each group. Don't worry if this takes more or less than three weeks just as long as you record three workouts for each grouping. Now review your workouts after that period and analyze your findings. Were you workouts remarkably similar? Did you use the same amount of weight for the same number of sets? Was your cardiovascular training always for the same amount of time, done the same way? To quote a famous bodybuilder and actor," If you do what you've always done you'll get what you've always got", I'll let you try and figure out who said that. So the next time you have to train, try to improve in small steps maybe a little more weight on the bench press, say 5 lbs. Maybe try a different type of cardio or run on the treadmill for a little longer, say 3 minutes. These small steps will ultimately help you achieve your fitness goals faster than plugging away day after day never improving. Don't get discouraged if you can't improve every time. Remember, little steps.

One of my favorite methods for my training log takes a little longer to run its course but ultimately leads to excellent improvement. Try a heavier weight but for fewer repetitions, for example if I pressed 60 pounds for 12 last week, the following week I would do 65 for 10. Continuing with this pattern I would work down to 6 reps for 75 pounds. All this is recorded in my weight-training log. Now start at the beginning again but this time try 65 pounds for 12 reps; if you can do more than one set go ahead, but try a least one set.

Ultimately the idea behind a weight-training log is to be able to monitor your progress from workout to workout, improving a little with each session. Psychology has proven that positive reinforcement helps to improve your work ethic. One of the best things that arise from keeping a weight-training log is the ability to chart your progress. Even sea captains use maps and you wouldn't drive somewhere you haven't been without a map. So by keeping a weight-training log you should be able to see your progress. Watching your self improve in the mirror is often too slow; having it in front of you in black and white is undeniable proof of your progress, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.

Not every workout is going to be exciting. Life's not always a party and getting back into shape can be drudgery. Sometimes the days seem to run into each other and working out is the last thing you want to do. By maintaining a weight-training log of all your workouts it's easy to see if you are doing the same exercises time after time. If your workouts have become stale quickly review your weight-training log and see if there are patterns. If the same movements pop up week after week try changing things up. Ask your trainer about different training modalities or methods and you interest should perk back up. "I remember what I did last week", you say. Well sometimes the mind will play tricks and you'll forget what you did not than long ago. Countless times I've looked in my weight training log and said" I did that much last time?" Or "Wow, I haven't done this exercise in months". As a bonus to doing this your body has to keep adapting to new stresses which will help achieve those fitness goals faster, but that's a different column altogether.

Working part time at a gym I get exposed to a lot of people's habits as far as training and fitness. Some good and some bad, however the habit I like to see the most of is asking questions. Just the other day, I was approached twice by the same person with questions pertaining to properly performing the exercises on their program sheet. That's what the staff at the gym is there for so don't ever be afraid to ask. But if you have a plan a lot of the guess work is taken out of your workouts. Make little notes to yourself in your weight training log if need to remind yourself of how to do a particular exercise or what machine to use. Even write down how you felt on that day and why, lack of sleep, didn't eat well etc. Perhaps you have an injury, be sure to write this down as it will surely affect all or part of your routine. Knowing this will be useful later when you wonder why that workout was so much lighter than the previous ones. Write down when you felt strong and why this was. With this information it should be easier to duplicate the good days and avoid the bad.

Hopefully you'll be able to use all or part of this article to help achieve your fitness goals. Never stop trying to improve no matter discouraged you get. Remember little steps in your weight training log and you too can look your best. It's all just a matter of time and effort.

By Ray Burton and Rick Northrop



          The Anabolic Evolution of Modern Bodybuilding   

Since the early days of physical culture, modern man has been searching for the elusive ''Fountain of Youth''. The promise of radiant health, enduring strength and a Herculean physique has drawn millions on this quest for physical perfection.

Through the early decades of bodybuilding, the forefathers of physical culture established basic guidelines for the muscle enthusiast to follow. Natural foods, resistance training, plenty of rest, and a positive outlook in life were the primary ingredients for achieving ones goals. The demand for knowledge on 'how to' reach the stars would result in millions of booklets being sold by mail order, while magazine stands and bookshelves were continually restocked with the latest 'muscle building secrets'. Tons of steel and exercise equipment would find its way into the homes of thousands of Americans all across our nation. Health clubs and iron gyms would sprout up in local neighborhoods and towns, while physique competitions were held to determine whom the best in the land was. The strong roots of physical culture were taking grip in our society, and the mighty oak of bodybuilding would soon branch out through every city in America.

A new 'way of life' became a reality for many as the 'body beautiful' movement swung into high gear. For decades the much traveled road to muscledom kept its promise, then by the mid-60's what seemed pure and natural took a wrong turn setting the course of modern bodybuilding down a dead end. The introduction of anabolic steroids into the sport of bodybuilding would usher in a new era of super sized and equally strong muscular physiques that would attract millions of young men with a desire to achieve the same naturally unattainable goals.

Along with the growth of the sport, the physiques continued to become bigger and more vascular as bodybuilders experimented with 'stacking' the latest in designer muscle enhancing pharmaceuticals. Magazine and ticket sales were at a peak and bodybuilding competitions were seen regularly on network TV. The popularity of the sport was soaring high. Then, what could have been mostly prevented by not promoting and rewarding individuals whose physiques were chemically altered became a reality as the widespread use of drugs in the sport became relevant.

Words such as steroids, cycling, and growth hormones became common place in our gyms, and juicing no longer meant enjoying your favorite health drink. Reports of bodybuilders on dialysis and with heart ailments became a frequent occurrence while the eventual death of several competitive pros hit home hard. What had been a dark cloud in a sport with such great potential turned into a storm that spread its vast shadow on a culture that once shined.

Organizations dedicated to natural bodybuilding and a healthy lifestyle would soon respond to the call for a return to the ideals set forth by the forefathers of physical culture. Physique promoters throughout the land created natural bodybuilding competitions so athletes could compete on a level playing field without running the risk of ruining their health. Publications featuring natural bodybuilders began to spread the gospel of healthy living through proper nutrition and exercise. The televised media developed new bodybuilding and fitness programs to inspire future generations of natural iron pumpers. And as the age of cyber space came upon us, the Internet became a resource of concepts and opinions for bodybuilders to learn and express their views with other physique artist throughout the World. The new millennium is here and those dedicated to physical culture have begun to prevail as the radiant beacon of light from the torch of natural living begins to shine through the storm.

By Mario Strong



          How to Lose the Most Fat and Build the Most Muscle in 30 Days   

A lot can happen in 30 days.

The dream of everyone who trains is to lose maximum fat and build maximum muscle in the shortest period of time possible. While it is definitely possible to both lose fat and gain muscle at the same time, in my experience, the best results come from concentrating on one major goal at a time.

Let me put it this way: to lose fat, you need a caloric deficit. To build muscle, you need a caloric surplus. If you try to do both at the same time, you may just remain exactly where you are!

So the question before us is - how do we maximize both fat loss and muscle gain, two very much opposing goals, in only 30 days?

It's simple, we focus on both goals in the same program but not at the exact same time!

By alternating rapidly back and forth between reduced-calorie fat loss training and higher-calorie mass-oriented training, you can not only accomplish both goals at the same time, you can actually use the two opposing goals to feed on each other and send your results through the roof!

To illustrate my point, remember how quickly you gain weight when coming off a strict diet? Remember how quickly you lose weight when you start to diet and you haven't been careful about what you've been eating? That's your body rapidly adapting to a stress. One of the most powerful features of this switching back and forth is in the change itself - your body changes far quicker when you give it a powerful reason.

What is the result of this switching back and forth? Extremely rapid fat loss and extremely rapid muscle gain.

To maximize the effects of this switching, you must tailor your training, diet and supplementation towards your specific goal during that particular time. Proper manipulation of these factors will greatly enhance the body's hormonal response to this program, which is the real key to maximizing your results.

For five days, we will target everything about your training and nutrition towards fat loss.

You will reduce your caloric intake below maintenance levels to promote fat burning.

You will reduce the rest periods between sets in your weight training to increase the intensity of the workload and boost the metabolism.

You will increase your training volume, performing more sets for each bodypart.

You will not push your body to muscular failure , pushing to failure can be too stressful to the muscles when on a reduced-calorie diet. Stop one rep short of this point.

You will include cardio training, preferably High Intensity Interval Training for best results, to burn calories and further boost your metabolism.

You will NOT take creatine during this time (I'll explain why below).

It is best to follow a low-carb diet during this time for maximum effectiveness. Eating this way will be especially powerful when you switch to the next phase of the program.

After five days, your metabolism will be just starting to get used to the training and nutritional program you're following. Now we'll throw it a curveball and change everything!

For the next five days, you will be focusing your training, nutrition and supplementation completely on muscle building.

You will increase your caloric and protein intake to promote gains in muscle mass.

You will increase your rest periods in between sets to allow for more recovery and increased strength in your sets.

You will decrease your training volume, doing fewer sets but with greater intensity. This is the time to really push your muscles to the edge! You're feeding them now, so don't be shy about training them hard.

You will eliminate all cardio training in order to maximize muscle gain. Cardio training can burn calories that should be used for the muscle building process.

You will load creatine for the first three days of the muscle-gain phase. This will take advantage of and greatly enhance the flood of water and nutrients into the muscles.

You will NOT follow a low-carb diet during this time. We want lots of carbs to provide energy and promote insulin release (the body's primary storage hormone). This insulin release will help shuttle protein and other nutrients into the muscles to help with building.

The body's hormonal response to this huge change in training, nutrition and supplementation is tremendous. Sensing a feast after a famine, it will greedily take in all the nutrients it can and store them in the form of glycogen (for carbs), muscle mass (for protein) and fat (to some extent). Since you will only be doing this phase for 5 days, however, fat gains will be minimal so don't be shy to eat!

It is important to note that you should eat a lot but you should eat clean , loading up on junk food will not give you the best results. You've got to provide your body with quality materials to rebuild with or you may not gain as much muscle and you may add too much fat.

After five days of this training, your metabolism will be cranking along, happily building muscle. Now we'll pull the rug out and go right back into fat-loss training for five days. Since your body is used to getting more food and your metabolism is still moving fast, switching to fat-loss training at this time will immediately result in your body burning far more fat than if you were using a conventional fat loss program.

In 30 days, you will complete three rounds of this rapid-adaptation training. As you will soon experience, this switching back and forth between a short, targeted fat loss program and a short, targeted muscle-building program can have a tremendous and rapid impact on bodyfat and muscle mass levels.

What does this mean for you? It means you can lose fat faster and gain muscle faster, taking FULL advantage of your body's natural reaction and rapid adaptation to massive change.

Think this program sounds good? You ain't seen nothing yet...

This particular program is just a taste of what you'll find in the full All-Star Trainers eBook from AtoZFitness. In addition to a detailed explanation of how to perform my program, including a day-by-day guide and set-by-set workouts to follow, you'll also get the rapid fat-loss and muscle-building secrets of 11 of the most knowledgeable and respected trainers in the world, including Tom Venuto, Pete Sisco, David Grisaffi, Jeremy Markum, Phil Campbell, Christopher V. Guerriero and many others!

The next 30 days are going to pass by whether you get this information or not. You could stick to your conventional programs and get slow (if any) results. How would you like to make these next 30 days the most productive of your entire training career?!

To learn more about what the All-Star Trainers eBook can do for you please visit www.allstarsecrets.com

All the best,

By Nick Nilsson



          Ducati’s Secret Weapon: Carbon Fiber Öhlins Fork Tubes   

They are hard to spot, but if you look closely at the 2017 Ducati Desmosedici GP (a bevy of photos are after the jump) you will see something very unique going on with the front suspension. This is because Öhlins and Ducati have teamed up to develop new fork technology, […]

The post Ducati’s Secret Weapon: Carbon Fiber Öhlins Fork Tubes appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.


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          Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita – pojawiło się długie PV anime.   
YT kanał magazynu W Comics ZR rozpoczął streaming nowego (długiego) PV anime Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita. (There Was a Beast Inside the Skirt.). Podobnie jak w poprzednich, tłem muzycznym jest wykonywana przez Saki Hazuki przewodnia secret. Anime powstaje w studio Magic Bus w reżyserii Mitsutaki Noshitaniego jako adaptacja romansowej mangi dla dorosłych Hanamluo, …
          Now Maxine Waters Wants President Trump Exiled   

It is no secret that Maxine Waters is more cuckoo than a clock, as the saying goes she acts as if she donated her brain to science and forgot to tell the scientists to wait until she was dead. Especially now that she wants an investigation to see if President Trump can be exiled. Mad […]

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          Stitchers S03E04   
Download Legenda da série Stitchers S03E04 “Episódio 3×04 – Mind Palace” Releases Stitchers.S03E04.XviD-AFG Stitchers.S03E04.480p.x264-mSD Stitchers.S03E04.WEB.x264-TBS Stitchers.S03E04.720p.WEB.x264-TBS Stitchers.S03E04.The.Mind.Palace.720p.HULU.WEB-DL.AAC2.0.H.264-VLAD Stitchers.S03E04.The.Mind.Palace.1080p.HULU.WEB-DL.AAC2.0.H.264-VLAD Stitchers.S03E04.1080p.AMZN.WEBRip.DD5.1.x264-ViSUMLAD Legenda por: @lhenrique_real Legenda Stitchers S03E04 Sinopse: Uma jovem é recrutada por uma agência secreta do governo para ser “conectada” às mentes de pessoas falecidas recentemente, a fim de usar suas memórias para investigar assassinatos. IMDb: 6,9/10
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Two House Democrats want Congress to look into possible conflicts of interest in the Trump administration’s handling of investigations into Pasadena’s OneWest Bank — a bank formerly headed by now-Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.

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          Staffing Assistant/Secretary - Nursing Administration - Full Time Evenings - Olean General Hospital - Olean, NY   
This includes maintenance of master files, daily operations and auditing of reporting mechanisms of the acuity/staffing systems for Nursing Services....
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          The Secret   

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          The Secret   

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          You know soda is bad for you. Kick the habit with these tips.   
It's no secret that we shouldn't be drinking so much soda. Study after study has linked the sweet drink with obesity and Type 2 diabetes, spurring many to switch to artificially sweetened drinks. But even diet sodas have come under fire, with a 2014 study in the American Journal of Public Health suggesting that diet soda isn't promoting weight loss or helping people take in fewer calories.Worse yet, new research suggests that [...]
          The Secret   

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          Elementary School Secretary - District School Board of Niagara - Ontario   
Attendance as well as handle petty cash, banking and electronic requisitioning. Applicants are required to deal with telephone and counter....
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          TS247: Loud Kids, San Jose Police Dept, Donald Trump, Guest Nina Parker   
This week Erin and Bryan are at odds with the youth of America and aren't feeling too apologetic about it...the children gotta learn! And while the San Jose Police Department jumped on the anti-gay bandwagon by secretly conducting sting operations that single out gay men, Donald Trump has been delighting the nation with his world class, shakespearean thoughts on workplace sexual harassment. Also, host, television personality and all around goddess Nina Parker is here to talk about the Kardashian hustle, her early days at TMZ and missing the Obamas.
          Ministers hold secret talks with DUP MPs about compensation for victims of Libyan-supplied IRA bombs    
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          TS234:Crackers,Stonewall Inn,Secret Deodorant,Guest Timothy Simons   
The moment has finally come, Bryan is having a baby and he looks just like George Washington! This week the Stonewall Inn is becoming the first LGBT national monument! Hey North Carolina, take note. And something stinks in the new Secret deodorant commercial, Erin shows us how it may not be as feminist as we think. Also actor and friend of the show Timothy Simons is here! Oh and did we mention he's on our favorite show Veep? Until next week honeybuns!
          UU topic: ‘The Carpetbagger Project’   
By Phil Swearngin Special to The PREVIEW The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (PUUF) invites you to attend a program titled “The Carpetbagger Project,” with Phil Swearngin, for its regular service this Sunday, July 2. One of the best-kept secrets of World War II was The Carpetbagger Project. The American Army 8th Air Force 801st/492nd Bomb […]
          Secretarias para área de Imagenología - Vitacura   
Importante Clínica privada ubicada en la comuna de Vitacura busca a las mejores Secretarias para reemplazo en el área de Imagenología, con posibilidades de continuidad según desempeño. Sus funciones serán principalmente atención de público, agendamiento ......
          Ever Wonder How Wizards Used the Bathroom in Harry Potter? J.K. Rowling Has the Answer   


As someone who is constantly rereading the Harry Potter series, I still have a lot of unanswered questions. What did the veil in the Department of Mysteries actually do? Just how annoying was it to be a Hogwarts student while Harry Potter went there? Never did I think about how wizards and witches used the bathroom to poop. However, J.K. Rowling thought otherwise and clarified the matter on Pottermore.

Spotted by Reddit user Moriar-T, the passage from Pottermore comes from the Chamber of Secrets section, where Rowling breaks down the poo situation. In it, Rowling explains that it wasn't until the 18th century that wizards "copied" Muggles and made better plumbing. How did they use the bathroom before this progress in plumbing? They just went whenever they had to go and "vanished the evidence." Yes, you read that right, and if you want to read the entire passage, just take a look at the screenshot below.

Umm really J.K Rowling...?

Well, there you go! Now we know that wizards and witches used to just use the bathroom when they needed to and used their magic to clean up. File this under things we might've not needed to know about our beloved Harry Potter universe.


          TextsFromHillary for Mamata Banerjee   
Today Hillary Clinton is meeting Mamata Banerjee. I imagine these are the texts they are exchanging.
Obviously, inspired by Texts From Hillary whose creators Hillary didn't arrest, but LOL-ed with. Mamata Banerjee on the other hand...



          SECRETARIA- CONCEPCIÓN   
Universidad ubicada en Concepción, requiere contratar Secretaria con jornada laboral completa. Presentar experiencia de al menos 3 años y manejo computacional a nivel usuario. Principales funciones del cargo: - Ordenes de compra LISA. - Compra de pasaj......
          TS197:VidCon,Legal Sex,Anti-Gay Billboards, w/ Guest Richard Lawson   
Do you want to hear a song about a sexy tomato who wants to be a secretary? Then this is the episode for you! Plus Erin looks at how famous feminists didn't support amnesty on sex slave decriminalization and Bryan looks at an elderly couple who are raising money to erect homophobic billboards. And to top it all off Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair breaks down Vidcon in a way that will blow your mind. Read his article here. Never accept a Tuscan melon!
          TS150:Lyft, Disneyland, Church Going Gays, Lady Business $$   
This week, Bryan took a Lyft for the first time! It was as delightful as an emu leg in Disneyland. Meanwhile, Erin reveals that women get waaay less financial loans for businesses than men do. And Bryan discusses a new poll revealing how LGBTs feel about religion. Plus, the Secret app! Share with friends, anonymously...   Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          Practica Secretaria Contable   
*Atender llamados y requerimientos de clientes frecuentes o nuevos *Contacto con proveedores para cotizaciones y/o disponibilidad de productos *Registros administrativos de personal (tarjetas de asistencia, retrasos, horas extras, etc.) *Registro de factu......
          TS93: Blue Jasmine, Putin's Anti-LGBT laws, Asian Girlz, Motown Philly   
Bryan barely pulls himself out of a "Blue Jasmine" haze to drive to Erin's for this week's Throwing Shade, wherein they chitty chat about Putin, Russia's archaic anti-LGBT legistlature, Day Above Ground's viral, racist, sexist opus, "Asian Girlz" and a very special phone call with Secretary of State Johnny Kerry. Enjoy this Throwing Shade with a nice chardonnay and a chevre.   See TSPOD live on our East Coast tour! Buy tickets here Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          Move to block Nicole’s candidacy   

Legal moves have been initiated against the Congress of the People (COP) giving the party until today to halt the candidacy of Nicole Dyer-Griffith in the party’s July 9 leadership election.

If not, court proceedings will commence to secure this, according to a pre-action protocol letter from attorney Alvin Ramroop to COP↔Leader Dr Anirudh Mahabir and COP↔general secretary Clyde Weatherhead. It was sent on Tuesday. Responses were sought from them by yesterday but a requested extension shifted that deadline to today.

Griffith -Dyer is contesting the poll along with Carolyn Seepersad- Bachan and Sharon Gopaul- McNichol.

However, attorney Ramroop, representing COP member Kirt Francis , a former executive officer, wrote the party regarding alleged unlawful ratification of new members and ineligibility of new members to vote at/ to contest leadership election.

The letter claimed COP’s ratification of Dyer-Griffith’s membership in COP↔was null and void since it didn’t meet party constitutional rules. It called for the party to bar Dyer- Griffith from contesting or voting in the election and to have systems in place for a national executive to be elected.

Mahabir said, “I’m not commenting on any letter or whether we received it..... we have no reason to postpone the election at this time,”

McNichol, who said she’d heard of the legal moves , but was not part of it , said she resigned as COP deputy leader and from the COP’s interim “lead team” on February 13 following concerns on “many matters including unorthodox” procedures.

However ,support for Dyer-Griffith has come from Opposition↔Senator Rodger Samuel who said, Her candidacy brings freshness to the party’s helm and she has the propensity to draw youths.,”

COP’s founder, Winston Dookeran, said Dyer- Griffith contacted him on Tuesday asking to speak with her and he confirmed he would be speaking with her .

On Monday, Carolyn Seepersad- Bachan indicated she had support from Dookeran. He’d endorsed her in the 2014 leadership poll.

Dookeran,who’s working overseas, told the T&T Guardian on Wednesday, “Carolyn did speak to me about her candidacy and I told her that I was happy there is a contest and that she has offered herself to stay in the politics. “

“Yesterday (Tuesday), Nicole e-mailed me a request to talk, and I will be more than pleased to do so. Other than that, I have been very much out of T&T, and do hope that the COP may again initiate a healthy, not fake, political narrative that touches the young persons of our country. Although, I am now far off, my hope is that a ‘team effort’ will emerge in our politics.”

Former leader Prakash Ramadhar said he didn’t think former leaders “should get involved in elections save in extreme circumstances , so if I have personal views, I’m not sharing them. But I won’t allow the party to fall,”

“Many clamoured for leadership for years, but weren’t willing to do the work and criticised without assisting. I saw it fit for those clamouring to take leadership to see what improvements they may or can bring until the next election.”

“ I learned we must always bring together all who are interested in improving citizens’ lives. That includes people you may not wish to befriend, but if we have a common goal, I’m willing to work with anyone on ideals COP espouses. In politics, you have the good, the bad and the ugly and you have to be able to work with as many to achieve power to make the necessary changes.”


          African beauty to shine from Under the Trees   

From natural hair styles to in­spirational ethnic jewelry to the prints, cut and colours of fabrics, African fashion has woven itself into the hearts of the mainstream. For many people, African style has become a state of mind, embody­ing beauty and purpose, evoking spiritual strength and inspiring a sense of individuality. Qurux Af­rica 3, a fashion show organised by the Emancipation Support Com­mittee (ESC), is fast becoming a must-attend fashion event, and it is on this Sunday, Under the Trees at the Hotel Normandie, from 4 pm.
 
Executive director Zakiya Uzoma Wadada says of the show: “With 25 years of commitment to the develop­ment of the African consciousness in T&T, we see this show as an opportu­nity to reach our brothers and sisters, allowing them to see themselves in the best possible light.”
 
Entertainment company Fashion Focus has been working alongside the ESCT to manage and produce the Qurux Africa show for the past two years. Fashion Focus is known for its annual production of the Fashion Con­vention and Fashion Magazine.
 
The Qurux Africa 3 production in­cludes a 31st anniversary celebratory presentation entitled Thanksgiving by Robert Young of The Cloth, and a high­ly anticipated presentation by The Lost Tribe, directed by Valmiki Maharaj.
 
Special local designers will include Andre Lovelace of The Nubian Expe­rience, Deron Attzs Designs, Donna Pemberton, Afrikan Ark Jewelry by Johan Mohamed and Mahogany Stuff.
 
The event will also showcase the latest Ghanian fashion with design­ers Josephine Hayford of Haylooks and Faustina Ansong. Both designers have participated in the Emancipation Festival for many years and continue to provide the latest in African fashion right here in Trinidad.
 
After the production patrons can purchase their favourite outfits di­rectly from the designers at pop-up booths. Traditional accessories such as headwraps, jewelry, handbags and craft will also be on sale.
 
Michael Christopher, lead consult­ant for Qurux Africa, says, “One of the main goals of Fashion Focus is to create an innovative angle on the presenta­tion of fashion, one that is more fluid, dynamic and engaging. Shows like this allow the patron to enjoy a show, select items that appeal to them and purchase items at the pop-up shop. There will be a variety of styles—evening wear, business, and casual wear—both male and female, and even a kids’ line.”
 
Patrons are invited to come out from 4 pm for the cocktail reception, fol­lowed by the African and African-in­spired presentations.
 
This year’s event will feature a pho­to-booth. Door prizes will be presented throughout the show. Headline model, Athaliah Samuel (Miss T&T 2012) is pleased to be associated with the pro­duction.
 
The Emancipation Support Com­mittee of T&T celebrates its 25th an­niversary this year. The organisation says it is committed to education, development and personal identity.
 
MORE INFO
Limited early bird tickets are avail­able at the Emancipation House in Maraval. Tickets cost $250 for general seating and $300 for Special Reserved seating. For more information on the event and ticket sales, contact the ESCTT Secretar­iat at 628-5008 or info@emanci­pationtt.org, visit the website at www.emancipationtt.com or follow the ESCTT on Facebook at “Eman­cipation Support Committee-ESC”.
 


          Secretaria para importante clínica - (Consultas Médicas)   
Importante Clínica privada ubicada en sector oriente, requiere 8 Secretarias para reemplazo con altas probabilidades de continuidad. Sus funciones serán principalmente atención de público, agendar exámenes, venta de bonos y tareas administrativas, entre ......
          TS26:Feeding Tube Diet, Romney's Gay Spokesperson, Planned Parenthood Pranks, White House Gay Soiree   
Erin escapes Coachella to spend the evening talkin' 'bout 'sues with Bryan. Fun stuff like the hot new K-E "feeding tube" diet, Mitt Romney's new spokesperson, Richard Grenell, Live Action pranking Planned Parenthood, and the White House's gay social secretary, Jeremy Bernard. Flibberty gobble!  Get tickets for Entertainment Hollywood!!  Official Max Fun Page Subscribe and Rate on iTunes RSS Feed @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod
          Overheid haalt banenafspraak niet   
Overheidswerkgevers hebben de doelstelling voor de banenafspraak 2016 niet gehaald. Gevolg is dat staatssecretaris Klijnsma voorbereidingen in gang zet voor het activeren van de quotumregeling. Het totaal aantal banen voor de banenafspraak ruimschoots …
          I do not love you..   
Sonnet XVII
Pablo Neruda

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.






          Fraude en Carabineros: Rebajaron medida cautelar de funcionario imputado   
El mayor Rodrigo Herrera deberá cumplir con arresto domiciliario total. Se rechazó levantar el secreto de la investigación, tras una petición de la defensa del mayor Alejandro Ponce.
          Voting Fights in the States   
AP Photo/Andrew Selsky

Oregon Governor Kate Brown, at podium, celebrates Oregon's first year of an automatic voter registration program with a news conference, where she said that in the November election, over 97,000 ballots were cast by new voters registered by the so-called motor voter program. Hazelnuts contained in the bags in the foreground represent the 270,000 Oregonians who were registered to vote by the program. 

The national battle over voting rights and “voter fraud” will play out in Washington over the next months in relation to the Kobach-Pence commission and the resistance to it. But in the meantime, issues have been joined this spring in state legislative sessions around the country. And the resulting scorecard may surprise you.

Back in November, when the dust settled after the election, the numbers on partisan control of legislatures seemed stark and frightening for advocates of voting rights and election reform. Republicans controlled both chambers in 31 states, and had the full “trifecta,” including the governor, in 24. In sharp contrast, Democrats controlled both houses in only 13 states, and had trifectas in a mere six. Looking at these numbers, at the post-Shelby decision absence of Voting Rights Act preclearance protections, and at the radically changed posture of the Justice Department, many feared an onslaught of voter-suppression legislation that would create an even more diminished electorate for the elections of 2018.

Well, it’s now the end of June, and while some legislatures are still in session, the great majority have finished their business for the year. Several states have indeed passed bad bills. But, overall, the results are significantly better, both in staving off voter-suppression efforts and in expanding voting rights and voting access, than one might have expected as the sessions began.

First, A Few Real Successes

Perhaps the most remarkable outcome this year is in Illinois, which has a Democratic legislature and a conservative Republican governor, Bruce Rauner. Last year, the legislature passed an automatic voter registration (AVR) bill with bipartisan support, but Rauner vetoed it. 

Under automatic voter registration, people who go to the DMV, and potentially other agencies as well, are automatically put on the voter roll, unless they opt out. In Oregon, which was the first adopter, AVR has added several hundred thousand voters to the rolls.

In Illinois, an AVR bill was reintroduced this year and, remarkably, passed both chambers with unanimous votes. While Rauner has 60 days to sign the bill, all indications are that he will, joining Illinois with eight other states and the District of Columbia where AVR is being implemented, and showing that maybe, at least in Illinois, encouraging people to register and vote doesn’t seem like a partisan trick.

The victory was also the work of a broad and determined coalition of voting-rights and election-reform advocacy groups, under the rubric of Just Democracy. Brian Gladstein, Executive Director of Common Cause Illinois and one of the leaders of the coalition said:

This bill will bring over one million eligible voters into the electoral process in Illinois. During a time of heightened partisanship in Springfield and across the nation, we have demonstrated that breaking down barriers to the ballot box can be achieved and supported by both Democrats and Republicans.

AVR still has a good chance to pass in other states. In Rhode Island, an AVR bill passed the House unanimously and a positive vote in the Senate is expected shortly. Governor Gina Raimondo has said she will sign it if it comes to her desk. In Massachusetts, where the legislative session goes on all year, an AVR bill with 102 legislative sponsors has been heard in committee (23 speakers in favor and none against), and could be before the full legislature in the fall.

In some other states, AVR made headway but was eventually blocked. These include Maine, New Mexico, and Nevada. In Nevada’s case, the bill passed both houses, but was vetoed by Republican Governor Brian Sandoval. A ballot initiative on AVR now goes to the voters, who will have the chance to approve it in the November 2018 general election.

In addition to automatic voter registration, other real gains were made. Utah expanded opportunities for early voting and absentee voting. New Jersey improved its processes for military voters and Indiana improved its registration process at the motor vehicle department.

Another issue where progress was made, though halting and slow, is restoration of the right to vote for citizens with felony convictions. Forty-nine bills were introduced in 16 states to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people who have served their sentences. A real victory occurred in Wyoming, which enacted a bill providing that people who completed their sentence after January 1, 2010, do not need to submit an application for restoration of voting rights and will automatically be issued a certificate of restoration.

In Florida, where 1.7 million citizens can’t vote due to the state’s lifetime ban on voting by people with felony convictions (1.5 million have fully completed their sentences), the broad and bipartisan Florida Rights Restoration Coalition has made major strides. The Florida Supreme Court has approved language for a proposed ballot initiative to restore voting rights to ex-felons; now the job is collecting 700,000 signatures on the petition in order to be on the ballot in November 2018.

In Minnesota, the Restore the Vote Coalition got a bill to more effectively restore voting rights through one house of the legislature. And in Nebraska, the state’s conservative unicameral legislature passed a bill to restore voting rights to citizens upon release from incarceration by a 27-13 margin, but the bill was vetoed by Governor Pete Ricketts. (Nebraska voting-rights advocates also derailed a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voter ID.)

Now for the Bad News

To be clear, and clear-eyed, the move to make voting more difficult and restricted continues, and several states enacted laws designed to limit the vote in one way or another. The forces bent on restricting the vote have won significant victories over the last several years, though many of the laws have been successfully challenged in court. In fact, of the worst voter-restriction bills that passed this year, a majority were actually efforts to re-pass laws struck down in court, altered in order to make them more judicially acceptable.

·      Iowa enacted a law, championed by Secretary of State Paul Pate, which includes restrictions on voter-registration drives; hindrances to Election Day, early, and absentee voting; strict voter-ID requirements; and—most troublesome—the right to purge voter rolls of “non-citizen” names without any clarity on who and how such decisions to purge are made. This could lead to significant numbers of eligible voters being disenfranchised.

·      New Hampshire passed a bill restricting registration for students and low-income voters by requiring proof of residency for those who register 30 days before the election, with investigation and criminal penalties for failure to comply. (A component to eliminate same-day registration was dropped from the bill.)

·      In Arkansas, a voter-ID law, modified after courts struck down an earlier, similar law, was passed and signed. The law reinstates the requirement that a voter must provide one of a narrow choice of IDs at the polls. In addition, the legislature put a constitutional amendment requiring voter ID on the 2018 ballot.

·      In North Dakota, the only state that doesn’t require voter registration at all, the governor signed strict voter-ID requirements into law. The bill was softened somewhat, particularly in regard to the Native American community, to avoid the fate of the 2016 version of the law, which was struck down in court.

Why Less Carnage?

No one wants to be naïvely optimistic, or to underestimate how much damage has already been done in states by determined efforts at voter suppression. Racially charged and politically motivated efforts continue at every level to find ways to discourage people from registering and voting. In the wake of Shelby, these efforts have multiplied and will continue to do so.

But, overall, the results in the 2017 legislative sessions were not nearly as bad as seemed likely last November. There was not a deluge of major voter-suppression legislation. Some bad bills were passed, a number were weakened as they made their way through the legislative process, and a significant number were sidetracked along the way. Two main reasons for this seem clear.

First, the courts, both state and federal, have played a significant role in preventing extreme assaults on voting. Prodded by strong litigation efforts from voting-rights organizations, in state after state, courts have found voter-suppression efforts unconstitutional, blocking their implementation. In addition to the direct effects of the cases, their cumulative impact has been to caution and restrain advocates of restrictive legislation from overreaching.

Second, it is deeply encouraging to see the growing power, sophistication, and rapid response capabilities of the movement for an inclusive democracy. In state after state, coalitions were activated, or created, to fight back against the efforts to stifle, shrink, and bleach the vote. 

And the advocates didn’t just play defense. Despite the potentially unfavorable partisan makeup in so many states, the affirmative action for expanding the right and ability to vote continues to make headway—winning in some states, gathering momentum for future victories in others. 

And there is one other cause for optimism worth noting. I recently attended a conference of 200 legislators and election officials from around the country, co-convened by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Democracy Fund. The focus of the event was election technology and administration. There was strong and bipartisan support for improving election machinery, combating the challenges of cybersecurity, and fighting for adequate funding to run elections in the best way possible. This is one of the reasons that online registration and automatic voter registration are making real progress; they are technical improvements as well as access expansions. The election officials take their responsibilities seriously, and if legislators, state and national, would take their cues, bipartisan progress just might become more possible.

Thanks to Cecily Hines for research and perspective for this column.


          GTA 5 dataminers discover mission involving aliens and a flying saucer   

The Grand Theft Auto series has become notorious for its secrets, consisting of eerie Easter Eggs and cut content only available to those who tinker with its code. From GTA: San Andreas' infamous Hot Coffee sex mini-game to GTA 5's bizarre showdown between Bigfoot and Teen Wolf's beast, there's some pretty peculiar things going on in GTA's most clandestine corners.

The latest example of this involves a crashed flying saucer and a firefight with the aliens that haunt this derelict craft. Presented as a seemingly ordinary supply run in GTA Online, this extra-terrestrial showdown was discovered by a group of dataminers after they tweaked the game's code.

GTA paranormal investigators Chiliad Mystery Guru, a crowdsourced group of fans who have become obsessed with uncovering content that's either been cut or willingly kept at arm's length by crafty developers at Rockstar communicating through clues in its code, has just unearthed this close encounter of the nerd kind.

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          The Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy is nostalgia done right - and that includes the irritations   

This one comes at you in waves. On first loading the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, my initial thought was: Oh, this is definitely how they should reissue old games. N Sane Trilogy, which bundles the first three Crash Bandicoot games into one package, adding quality of life stuff like a decent save and checkpoint system alongside time trials, online leaderboards and the chance to play most levels as Coco, has had a lot of work put into it. The soundtrack's been remastered, the cinematics have been entirely redone, the whole thing cruises by at 30fps. The elbowy channels of this trench platformer are still rather poky, but they're fringed with glorious wildlife and delightful texturing as a complete art overhaul has taken place. Ice is gemlike and wonderfully glossy, tar pits are filled with thick black goop, and the jungles! You never saw such jungles! Big fat rubbery leaves, the fraying trunks of palms, the ruffle of a breeze as you race past, smashing crates and collecting fruit.

That's the first wave. The second is quite different. After initially firing the collection up, I poked around in the original game for an hour or so. It's cludgy and fiddly and rather unforgiving. Years after making this, Naughty Dog would perfect the unmissable ledge: the ledge that you leap towards and absolutely cannot avoid connecting with, as Nathan Drake is drawn towards cinematic just-made-it safety as irresistibly as dust bunnies disappearing down the spout of a Dyson DC32 (The Animal - never bettered IMHO). Here, though, if you misjudge a jump by a millimeter, Crash falls into the abyss. No mantling. No hedging. It's actually kind of reassuring: games used to demand this kind of perfection. Through its overuse, the unmissable ledge is one of the more annoying artefacts of modern gaming, but away from the odd pitfall the supremely missable platform of the first Crash game is also kind of annoying. N Sane Trilogy swaps out the graphics but seems to retain the original geometry and the original character of the controls - even though it now supports analogue sticks. This means you get a lavish looking game that often plays in a very rickety manner. Race a tiger over the Great Wall in Warped, for example, and the whole scene is so bright and crisp and lively-looking that it's just weird the way the camera bucks and stumbles behind you, the way you move in humpty, weighty lurches, the way that dragons, who will swoop across the map as you pass, are visibly waiting in the wings as you approach, like soap actors having one last cigarette before nailing their walk-on. Reworking the surface of these games so laboriously but leaving the sometimes-jumbled guts intact feels a little like cruelty on occasion.

But there is a third wave, thankfully, and the third wave crested slowly as something kind of amazing happened to me. As I played through the Crash games on the big 4K telly in the office, the PS4 Pro whirring nobly underneath, people started to gather behind me. This almost never happens. "Oh man, I love Crash," said someone who shall remain nameless. And then another person said: "Go back a few steps, there's a secret crate you missed." This is the kind of game where people remember where the secret crates are kept.

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          S/2017/10/Add.25    
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          Shock: NASA denies secret child sex slave cannibal colony on Mars   

No humans on Red Planet, straight-faced officials have the audacity to claim

NASA has not enslaved a colony of children on Mars nor is it using them for vile orgies on the Red Planet nor feasting on them to harvest their precious bone marrow, officials have told The Register.…


          Recipe: Grilled Parmesan Broccoli — Quick and Easy Weeknight Sides   
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Want to know the secret to getting my daughter to eat her broccoli? Marinating it in lemon juice and olive oil, then showering it in lots of Parmesan cheese before grilling it into tender submission. We polished off the whole bowl of florets covered in crisp, cheesy bits, fighting over the last little pieces that were extra-smoky and charred. If you want a grilled vegetable side dish that might potentially outshine any meaty main it's served next to, this recipe is it.

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          Healthcare Activists Rally as Senate GOP Delays Vote   
McConnell’s June 27th announcement to delay the vote came just as healthcare advocates kicked off their three day long People’s Filibuster in an effort to put pressure on the Senators who were considering voting for a bill that would cut $772 billion from Medicaid and $408 billion from insurance subsidies in order to give a tax break to the top 1 percent of American earners and major corporations.
          How Often Should You Wash Your Dish Towels? — Cleaning Tips from Kitchn   

I love a cute dish towel. I switch dish towels up seasonally, plus I have color-coordinating ones, which I like to pair up with each other as nice little pattern-mixing schemes for my kitchen.

Obviously, beyond being a decorative element, dish towels are workhorses in the kitchen. "Dish towels are multipurpose tools — people use them to do things like dry their hands, mop up spills, hold glassware as it air-dries, and dry veggies," says Melissa Maker, author of Clean My Space. Given their crucial role in keeping your kitchen clean, it should come as no surprise that kitchen towels need to be washed pretty often.

But turns out, it's a lot more often than I realized.

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          Secretary/Receptionist   
NJ-Newark, Cullen and Dykman LLP is one of the four oldest law firms in New York State and has been serving the legal needs of its clients since 1850. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality services to our clients, exhibiting the highest standards of professionalism and maintaining a dynamic and collegial work environment for our attorneys, paralegals and staff. We are currently seeking a Secretar
          El Podcast de Mar Montoro: El temible rugido del Tiranosaurio Rex no te dará tanto miedo cuando sepas como se hizo   
Hoy Mar Montoro nos trae, un día más, los secretos del cine que solo los expertos conocen. ¿Pensabas que el rugido del Tiranosaurio Rex era lo más aterrador que habías escuchado en el cine? Pues atento, porque cuando Mar Montoro te cuente cómo se hizo... se te caerá la venda de los ojos.
          El secreto de Jennifer Lopez para presumir de cuerpazo    
J.Lo  es una de las estrellas más envidiadas. A sus 47 años, la cantante y actriz se conserva de maravilla. Pero para lucir un tipazo así es necesario mantener el esfuerzo y la constancia día a día. Estos son sus pequeños secretos para estar en forma. ¡toma nota!.
          São Pedro de Tuparetama começa nesta sexta (30)   
As festas de São Pedro de Tuparetama começam nesta sexta-feira (30) e a cidade recebe os últimos ajustes na ornamentação. A equipe da Casa da Cultura formada por Cristiane Luciano, Daniela Nunes, Fernando Marques decoraram vários locais da cidade auxiliados por Alan Trajano e Manoel Lopes.

As bandeiras, balões e outros adereços estão no Pátio de Eventos da Cidade, no Beco do Forró, na Praça dos Prefeitos, na passarela que liga o centro da cidade ao Bairro da Vila Bom Jesus e nos portais de entrada da cidade. “Foram mais de 2 meses para a equipe confeccionar e instalar todos os adereços”, disse Fernando Marques, secretário de Cultura, Esportes e Turismo de Tuparetama.

Os shows acontecem nesta sexta-feira 30 de junho e 01 e 02 de julho no Pátio de Eventos da Cidade. Vão cantar 10 bandas nos 3 dias no Pátio de Eventos. O destaque da noite desta sexta-feira vai ser Assisão, do sábado a banda Fulô de Mandacaru e do domingo a atração mais esperada é Zeca Bota Bom.

Programação completa do Pátio de Eventos abaixo:

Sexta 30/06
Assisão
Iohannes
Acorde Matuto (Banda de Tuparetama)

Sábado 01/07
Fulô de Mandacaru
Harry Estigado
Vozes do Forró (Banda de Tuparetama)

Domingo 02/07
Vicente Nery
Zeca Bota Bom
Adelmo Aguiar e Denílson Nunes (Dupla de cantores de Tuparetama)
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          NATO’s Expanding Military Frontier   
In an examination in the New Yorker of the career and prospects of the US Secretary of Defence, General James Mattis, Dexter Filkins, a highly respected Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, noted President Trump’s attitude to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and its military posture, and wrote that “along NATO’s eastern frontier the Russian military maintain[s] tens of thousands of troops, More
          Aeroporto Regional de Serra Talhada recebe vinte milhões para construção do terminal de passageiros   
A parceria entre os governos Municipal, Estadual e Federal vem colocando Serra Talhada na rota do desenvolvimento. E na manhã desta quinta-feira (29), o ministro dos Transportes, Portos e Aviação Civil, Maurício Quintella, esteve no município onde assinou um termo de compromisso para a liberação de 20 milhões de reais para a construção do terminal de passageiros do Aeroporto Regional do Sertão Santa Magalhães.

Ao lado do prefeito Luciano Duque e do secretário estadual de Transportes, Sebastião Oliveira, o ministro Maurício Quintella falou sobre a liberação do recurso e a importância da parceria com o município. “Nós vemos com satisfação a parceria firmada com a Prefeitura de Serra Talhada, que cumpriu sua parte para que esse dia fosse possível, quando estamos liberando vinte milhões de reais para o aeroporto, que será um equipamento indutor do desenvolvimento não só para Serra Talhada, mas pra toda região, integrando o Sertão ao restante do estado e do país, e atraindo mais investimentos através da vinda de estudantes, empresas e indústrias”, disse o ministro.

O prefeito Luciano Duque reforçou o empenho do município em agilizar a instalação do aeroporto. “Nós entendemos a importância que esse aeroporto tem para Serra Talhada e para toda região, por isso licitamos em tempo hábil a destinação adequada dos resíduos sólidos através dos aterros sanitários, resolvendo o problema do lixão e atendendo a legislação ambiental, possibilitando assim a implantação do equipamento, que faz parte de uma política de interiorização dos aeroportos criada no governo Dilma, através do Pacto da Aviação Civil, e que vai transformar Serra Talhada num centro de desenvolvimento”, disse Luciano Duque.

O secretário estadual de Transportes, Sebastião Oliveira, falou sobre o processo de implantação do aeroporto, obra de responsabilidade do Governo do Estado. “A primeira etapa do projeto foi concluída através de um investimento de sete milhões de reais feita pelo estado para a construção e requalificação da pista, e a partir de agora vamos trabalhar na construção do terminal de passageiros para que fique pronto até 2018, e enquanto isso vamos usar um terminal provisório para que os voos comerciais da Azul, que devem começar até o mês de novembro, não sejam prejudicados”, afirmou. (ASCOM)

          Secretário de Cultura de Afogados garante show de Henrique e Juliano e senhas para todos   
Em conversa com este blogueiro, o Secretario de Cultura e Esportes de Afogados da Ingazeira, Edygar Santos, pôs fim em qualquer boato da não vinda da dupla sertaneja Henrique e Juliano para Expoagro 2017. "A dupla Henrique e Juliano vai estar na Expoagro 2017, inclusive foi uma das primeiras atrações que fechamos para esta edição", disse o secretario e complementou "Nunca em todos estes anos de Expoagro um artista contratado deixou de vir...". Uma fonte segura informou a este blogueiro que a carreta da dupla já esta na cidade de Arcoverde vindo na manhã desta sexta (30) para Afogados.


Sobre as senhas que dão acesso a festa garantiu ter de sobra. Questionado sobre a fala do Major Ivaldo a uma rádio local, onde o mesmo disse que está sendo considerada a possibilidade de fechar os portões na noite deste dia 30 em virtude do grande número de pessoas no show da dupla Henrique e Juliano, disse acreditar que isto não vai acontecer, porém não descartou a possibilidade caso as forças de segurança assim achem necessário.

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

A Cenecista FM vai operar na frequência 89.9 Mhz.


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          Encerramento do Circuito junino 2017 acontece nesta sexta (30), no bairro Limeira em Picuí   
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Nesta sexta-feira (30), acontece o encerramento do circuito junino 2017 em Picuí. As etapas aconteceram nos dias: 03, 09, 10, 16, 17, 25 nos bairros e distritos do município e hoje dia 30, será o encerramento no bairro Limeira com duas grandes atrações: Bob Léo Mercadoria e Raniery Gomes, que esteve participando do São João de Campina Grande.
A administração municipal ofereceu aos artistas participantes palco, som e luz de excelente qualidade, valorizando assim o trabalho dos filhos da terra.
O Departamento de Cultura, que tem a frente o jovem Ismael Moisés, esteve na organização, juntamente com outras secretarias e departamentos municipais, que numa soma de forças contribuíram para o sucesso do circuito.
O Circuito Junino 2017 foi mais uma ação do Governo da Participação e teve como objetivo manter viva a chama da cultura nordestina, além da valorização dos artistas locais.
De acordo com informações que chegaram a redação do ClickPicuí, o referido evento deverá ser ampliado no ano de 2018.


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          Dark Secrets From World War II   
The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labor lies. — Vergil, The Aeneid Not since Edmund Gosse’s classic memoir, Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments, has an estranged son More
          Trump names Marylander with little elections experience to controversial elections panel   

The Trump administration has appointed a Marylander to a controversial panel probing alleged voter fraud in last year's presidential election even though the veteran state official has little-to-no experience in elections.

Deputy Secretary of State Luis E. Borunda, a former Baltimore County school...


          Re: What are the new features for FTM 2017?   
One more change that I just learned that Mackiev is keeping secret. Hints will only work if you upload and link to a tree on Ancestry. (apparently that is an Ancestry requirement). That being said there may be other things that Mackiev are also not disclosing about 2017 that might not work.
          Mattis: U.S. warning averted Syria chemical attack   
The U.S. Secretary of Defense says the Syrian military appears to have called off a chemical weapons attack, after the White House reported earlier this week that Syrian forces were preparing for one. Matthew Larotonda reports.

          Big Brother 19's Cameron Admits He's "Still Confused" by Christmas' Decision   
It was a rough night for Big Brother superfans. During Wednesday's two-hour premiere of Big Brother 19, superfan Cameron Heard saw his dream to compete on Big Brother slip away after only 12 hours in the house.After Kevin gave in to the first temptation and secretly accepted $25,000, a consequence was unleashed upon the [...]
          You May Wear Pants   

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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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          Plongez au cœur du tournage de The Last Jedi et d'Han Solo   
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          Cum să scapi de coșuri cu ajutorul unei aplicații pentru mobil   

Dacă te întrebi cum să scapi de coșuri, iar tratamentele făcute până acum nu au avut efect, îți poate fi de folos o aplicație specială, concepută de dermatologi. Acneea este o afecțiune dermatologică provocată de hiperactivitatea glandelor sebacee din piele. Ele secretă mai mult sebum decât ar fi normal, iar acesta împinge spre suprafața pielii […]

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          7 Ways to Brighten Your Horizon Forever   

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  1. Read Books that Make you think Outside the Box!

Brighten your horizon by realizing that everyone is your teacher. Gradually, you’ll gravitate to books - reading them will shape and mould your character brick by brick. Over time, they’ll help carve out a masterpiece of an inner canvas, making you consider possibilities you would have never otherwise considered.

One idea has the potential to change your life forever if you act on it.“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Sometimes, the most profound insights you have in your life will come through reading one sentence, one quote, in one book.

  1. Invest BIG in Yourself

Countless people similar to you have made mistakes and often pass on their decades of experience — so that you don’t have to learn things the hard way. Warren Buffett, the world renowned and famous investor, once said “It’s good to learn from your mistakes. But it’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes.”

Whether it’s through an online course, seminar, or a three-day event (related to skills you’re passionate about improving) — you’ll usually come back with an upgraded toolkit. Having the willingness to let go of your ego, by investing in yourself, will cut your learning curve and allow you to get the skills that some people have taken YEARS to learn.

Just because you’ve finished your degree doesn’t mean your life education is over. In fact, it’s always just getting started. Remember: if you don’t invest in yourself, then who will?

  1. Reflect on your Direction Regularly!

You only ever have so much energy to give, and every once in awhile; you need to make a pit stop. That can take the form of a public blog, a written journal, or simply a conversation with a friend to reflect on your year so far.

Reflecting on your journey, is one of the most important things you can do for your direction and self-awareness in the long term. The active recovery will give you the clarity needed to act on hard truths — so that you can make wise improvements in both your personal and professional life.

  1. Save BIG Money Every Month

If you don’t have money under control, you don’t live free. If you don’t save money every month, you’re not preparing for the future. Making a saving plan doesn’t have to be complicated. You just need to calculate how much you automatically spend every month, and then create a comfortable monthly standing order for an amount that you can easily commit to.

Brian Tracy, one of the most prominent self-improvement gurus, in his book, the 21 Secrets of Millionaires, wrote: “if you don’t save money, the seeds of greatness aren’t within you. By saving for the future, you show that you understand that a little money saved each month, will end up going a long way towards your freedom. And freedom is something you value tremendously.

  1. Mostly Eat Healthy Food!

Anyone can eat a couple of fruits and vegetables per day. Anyone can eat one protein-rich meal per day. Anyone can skip the soda and make sure they drink enough water. Eating healthy is not a pursuit of perfection, it’s just about feeding your body more of what it needs, and less of what it doesn’t.

Companies are spending billions of dollars on marketing processed foods so you can’t be too harsh on yourself if you eat unhealthy on occasion. Yes, you’ve probably grown to love cookies, ice cream, and the like — but by feeding your body more nutritious foods most of the time, you’ll disable part of the lure processed foods have over you.

  1. Exercise Regularly!

Exercise isn’t just about improving your physique or your health; it’s about improving your mentality and physiology. Similarly to fine-tuning a car, your body needs the right intervention to operate at its best! You only ever end up getting one body in your lifetime, so you do what you can to take care of it! Whether you go to the gym three times per week, jog once a week, play sports with your friends — you were built to move!

Having an xercisee ritual is a gateway into a higher state of energy and focus. And with that state, you can experience more rewarding days = a more rewarding life.If you’re exercising in some form regularly (even if it’s just taking a long walk), then you’re leveraging all the areas of your life closer to their full potential!

  1. Be Mindful of your Media Consumption!

One of the easiest ways to relax and stimulate yourself after a long day at work is to turn on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or whatever’s trending now. With a flick of your fingers, you can get access to a whole variety of entertainment. The average person in America consumes an average of five hours of Television per day! Zig Ziglar, in his book, How to Stay Motivated, mentions that the average Chairman of a board only consumes four to eight hours of television per week.

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          WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE THE LEGO ® NINJAGO® MOVIE VIDEO GAME   
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE THE LEGO ® NINJAGO® MOVIE VIDEO GAME Players Will Experience the Action-Packed Movie as Their Favourite Characters While Mastering the Art of “Ninjagility”  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie Video Game that will allow players to delve into the world of the new big-screen animated adventure The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game will be available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and STEAM on September 22, 2017. “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game brings the non-stop action and thrilling combat of the film into the living room so kids can embark on their own Ninjago adventures,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Enhanced movements will help players traverse Ninjago with the fluidity and grace of a secret ninja warrior and improve their combat skills.” “The LEGO Group is pleased to extend the Ninjago play experience with The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game,” said Sean McEvoy, VP Digital Games, The LEGO Group. “Fans will love playing as their favourite Ninjago heroes and joining an epic adventure of good versus evil.” In the game, players battle their way through waves of enemies with honour and skill as their favorite ninjas Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Master Wu to defend their home island of Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army. To do so, they must master the art of Ninjagility which allows them to traverse Ninjago by wall-running, high-jumping and battling the foes of Ninjago to rank up and upgrade the ninja’s combat skills.  Players can harness the power of Spinjitzu combat to defend Ninjago together. The game features eight large, action-packed locations based on the story of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Each location includes its own unique Challenge Dojo where players can put their combat skills to the test and battle with increasingly tougher enemies. And with Battle Maps, players can go up against their friends and family in four different game modes, with competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. # # # About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles. About TT Games TT Games (www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit LEGO videogame franchises such as LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Indiana Jones™, LEGO® Batman™ and LEGO® Harry Potter™, as well as popular titles LEGO®Marvel™ Super Heroes, LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers and LEGO® Jurassic World™.  Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller’s Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families. About The LEGO Group The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com. About The LEGO NINJAGO Movie In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors.  Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad.  Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu. Opening September 22, 2017 (USA), “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, Olivia Munn, and Jackie Chan.  It is directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan, from a screenplay by Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, based on LEGO Construction Toys. “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” is produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Maryann Garger and Chris McKay. Executive producers are Seth Grahame-Smith, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone, with John Powers Middleton as co-producer.  From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Lin Pictures/Lord Miller/Vertigo Entertainment Production, “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. © 2017 The LEGO Group. ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (S17) LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME software © 2017 TT Games Ltd.  Produced by TT Games under license from the LEGO Group.  LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and the Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2017 The LEGO group. THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE © The LEGO Group & Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. “”and “PlayStation” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. “” is a trademark of the same company. © 2017 Nintendo. Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con are trademarks of Nintendo.  All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.  All rights reserved.
          The Future Star   

“My son’s first entry into his secret diary. I just couldn’t resist peeking.” And here’s the transcript: “I’ll be famous one day, but for now I’m stuck in 2nd grade with a bunch of morons.” (via source)

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          100% HUMAN   

I’m about to get 100% Human on you. It’s 5:57 PM and I’m sitting on my couch, staring out the window at the view from my apartment. It’s an alley view which some might not find attractive but honestly, I prefer it. I love the secretive feeling of it. It’s almost as if you’re watching…

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          Performance Pulsation Control Files Trade Secret Theft Lawsuit Against Sigma Drilling Technologies, Former Employee   
Performance Pulsation Control Files Trade Secret Theft Lawsuit Against Sigma Drilling Technologies, Former Employee
          Consejo asesor sobre discapacidad   
La Secretaría de Desarrollo Social de Lanús Municipio presentó junto a una decena de organizaciones civiles y sociales el Consejo Municipal Asesor ad-honores de, por y para Personas con Discapacidad en la sede de la Dirección de Discapacidad situada en Máspero 35, Remedios de Escalada.
 Uno de los objetivos principales del ente  es asesorar al ejecutivo para la implementación de acciones, estadísticas, programas y políticas públicas relativas a la atención, promoción e igualdad de oportunidades de las personas con discapacidad en el ámbito municipal. 
          Medieval Times   
Russian propaganda is an interesting phenomenon. We see little of it here in the West, just a small subset that is shaped to fit in with our own news well enough to fool those who don't pay close attention. But there is a much wider set of claims being made by the propagandists. This newsletter tracks the major themes.

This week there's a fun claim about a secret plan to restore Moscow to it's medieval boundaries:
This week, pro-Kremlin disinformation time-travelled to medieval times, suggesting that the West and/or NATO planned to reduce Russia after the fall of the USSR to the size of the historical Grand Duchy of Moscow. For those who can't quite recall the borders of that Grand Duchy, you can find a map here. Like in any good spy novel, it all supposedly came from secret documents obtained by Russian intelligence services – soon handed over to Sputnik apparently. There was no further information concerning why the West and/or NATO had a plan to divide Russia according to medieval territorial borders, but the curious disinformation was repeated both in Russian and English outlets. Needless to say, the claims were not accompanied with any proof of the existence of such a 'Grand Duchy plan'.

          Frederick Law Olmsted   
AVI has a good piece on the famous designer's early travels. I have nothing of value to add to what he says, but I do have a relevant story of roguery and mis-spent youth.

Way back in mumble-mumble I graduated from High School. This was at a school in Atlanta, Georgia. Naturally, we gave some attention to the "senior prank" that might have been better spent on preparing for the SATs. In fact, we planned the thing months in advance. It was decided that we would steal a desk from the school, one of the proprietary ones that obviously belonged to a school, spray paint it with "Kilroy was Here!" graffiti, and then hang it in a big oak opposite the school's main building.


The operation was divided into three phases. Mine was the first phase, the stealing of the desk. Needless to say this had to be done in such a way that the hanging of the desk would later seem to be a tremendous surprise. Thus, it had to disappear long before the prank, and in such a way that no one would be sure where it had come from. For that reason, I arranged to defeat the school's security systems -- both lock and electronic -- so that we could spirit out a desk in the middle of the night, in the winter-time long before graduation. We also rearranged the desks in the room during the operation so that no one would notice a missing one.

That was effected before Christmas. We then had plenty of time to paint the desk appropriately, concealing it for months in a secret location.

Near graduation day we had one of our comrades who was an expert tree-climber sneak into the park opposite the high school headquarters at night, and toss lines over the high tree limbs. Assuming his success -- this was before everyone had a cell-phone -- we arrived about 2 AM with the desk, so that it could be hoisted and secured in position. After that, it was a simple matter of removing the lines and exfiltrating the park before police noticed our activity. It was thus secured well above where anyone would be able to simply remove it.

Here is the tie-in: unbeknownst to any of us, the next day was the 100th anniversary of that park, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. The mayor of Atlanta came down to give a speech at the very spot where we'd secured the "Kilroy was here!" desk.

Our comrade the tree-climber was immediately captured, as his hobby was too well-known for him to avoid detection. He was a stand-up guy, however, and the rest of the team escaped unpunished. I'm sure we're well past the statue of limitations now.
          Media Matters responds to the latest setback for 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over Sky   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


          EEUU insta al Gobierno cubano a velar por la salud de opositor en huelga de hambre   
EEUU insta al Gobierno cubano a velar por la salud de opositor en huelga de hambre El Departamento de Estado se pronunció sobre el caso Jueves, junio 29, 2017 | CubaNet MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- El secretario de Estado adjunto para Latinoamérica, Francisco Palmieri, ha manifestado en su cuenta de Twitter su preocupación por la salud […]
          Top go to my blog Secrets   
Safety has to be addressed for teleworkers and non-teleworkers as well. In 2006, a U . s . Division of Veterans Affairs personnel's stolen laptop represented what was referred to as "possibly the biggest loss of Social Safety quantities so far".[ninety one] While he wasn't a telecommuter, this incident brought
          Miley Cyrus Reveals The Secret Behind Her Crotch Grabbing On Fake Friendly Fridays   

Fake Friendly Fridays is a section where we pick a famous personality and throw fake questions to him/her and in return receive fake answers. Why should you not take it seriously? Because it is fake. Duh! Put your hands together for the talk of the town: MILEY CYRUS! *significant groaning in the audience* ED: Hey […]

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          El gran gesto de Nadal con unos niños en Londres   
Que Rafa Nadal es un enfermo del fútbol no es un secreto, y en Londres volvió a dejarlo claro. El balear, que se encuentra preparando Wimbledon, el tercer ‘Gran Slam’ de la temporada en el que debutará este lunes ante John Millman, no pudo dejar de...
          Big Dial Dusty Pink and Gold Watch   
Big Dial Dusty Pink and Gold Watch

Big Dial Dusty Pink and Gold Watch

A statement watch is every fashionista's secret weapon and this oversized 38mm-wide Big Dial watch is a chic and easy to wear choice. This beautiful vintage inspired watch has an oversized Gold face and comes on a Dusty Pink soft leather strap.


          Big Dial Grey Lilac and Rose Gold Watch   
Big Dial Grey Lilac and Rose Gold Watch

Big Dial Grey Lilac and Rose Gold Watch

A statement watch is every fashionista's secret weapon and this oversized 38mm-wide Big Dial watch is a chic and easy to wear choice. This beautiful vintage inspired watch has an oversized Rose Gold dial and comes on a beautiful Grey Lilac soft leather strap.


          Big Dial Mink and Rose Gold Watch   
Big Dial Mink and Rose Gold Watch

Big Dial Mink and Rose Gold Watch

A statement watch is every fashionista's secret weapon and this oversized 38mm-wide Big Dial watch is a chic and easy to wear choice. This beautiful vintage inspired watch combines a Rose Gold face with a pale Mink soft leather strap.


          Big Dial Powder Blue and Rose Gold Watch   
Big Dial Powder Blue and Rose Gold Watch

Big Dial Powder Blue and Rose Gold Watch

A statement watch is every fashionista's secret weapon and this oversized 38mm-wide Big Dial watch is a chic and easy to wear choice. This beautiful vintage inspired watch combines a Rose Gold face with a Powder Blue soft leather strap.


          Chrono Detail Mink and Rose Gold Watch   
Chrono Detail Mink and Rose Gold Watch

Chrono Detail Mink and Rose Gold Watch

A statement watch is every fashionista's secret weapon and this oversized 38mm-wide Big Dial watch is a chic and easy to wear choice. This beautiful vintage inspired watch has an oversized Rose Gold case with a Silver sunray face, and comes on a Mink soft leather strap.


          Chrono Detail Nude Peach & Rose Gold Watch   
Chrono Detail Nude Peach & Rose Gold Watch

Chrono Detail Nude Peach & Rose Gold Watch

A statement watch is every fashionista's secret weapon and the oversized Big Dial watches are a chic and easy to wear choice. This beautiful vintage inspired watch has an oversized Rose Gold case and Nude Peach leather strap, making it the perfect style statement!


          Grey Dial, Dusty Pink & Rose Gold Watch   
Grey Dial, Dusty Pink & Rose Gold Watch

Grey Dial, Dusty Pink & Rose Gold Watch

A statement watch is every fashionista's secret weapon and the oversized Big Dial watches are a chic and easy to wear choice. This beautiful vintage inspired watch has a 38mm Grey dial which features alongside a soft Dusty Pink leather strap. The perfect addition to any wardrobe!


          (DF) Bulgarian Tourism Minister Angelkova Confers with UNWTO Secretary-General Nominee Pololikashvili   
June 30 (BTA) - Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova held a working meeting in Belgrade with Zurab Pololikashvili of Georgia, who has been nominated for a new Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Angelkova's Ministry said in a press release on Thursday.
          2016 Henry Abraham Lecture: "The Middle East: Muddle, Mess or Mission?"   
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Thomas R. Pickering, former undersecretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, delivers the 2016 Henry Abraham Lecture, presented by Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.


          2016 Henry Abraham Lecture: "The Middle East: Muddle, Mess or Mission?," With Amb. Thomas Pickering   
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Thomas R. Pickering, former undersecretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, delivers the 2016 Henry Abraham Lecture, presented by Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.


          The Source Fource - Have You seen them?   

Originally posted on: http://teamfoundation.net/archive/2006/03/06/71541.aspx

These are funny little segments from MSDN! Check it out here.  Also,  you can play a game and sign up to get the actual figures by attending 2 webcasts or participating in 2 MSDN Virtual Labs each month according to the following schedule:

  • January 2006: Qualification period for the MSDN Webcast superhero
  • February 2006: Qualification period for the Visual Studio superhero
  • March 2006: Qualification period for the SQL Server superhero
  • April 2006: Qualification period for the *SECRET* superhero

Kudos to the MSDN Events and Webcasts team. I get more toys for my desk. ;)


          Look at possible conflicts of interest in Trump team's OneWest Bank probes, 2 Democrats urge   

Two House Democrats want Congress to look into possible conflicts of interest in the Trump administration’s handling of investigations into Pasadena’s OneWest Bank — a bank formerly headed by now-Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.

Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and Al Green (D-Texas) said...


          Democratic lawmakers urge Tillerson to stop Israeli trial   

Thirty-two Democratic members of Congress have urged the secretary of state to help an Arab activist who is going on trial in Israel. In a letter sent Wednesday, the lawmakers asked Rex Tillerson to utilize his influence in the case of Issa Amro, who is facing charges connected to protests he organized in Hevron.


          Everyday to Evening Eyes   

 My dear friend Lisa had a beauty secret that I was eager to try when I could hear the excitement in her voice as she was explaining her new favorite beauty line, Lorac. I have a few eye shadows from Lorac and have always been pleased but not overly impressed, wasn't ready to frolic in this new venture. This all changed when I tried the Everyday to Evening eye kit at Ulta. Not only do you get an eyeshadow trio, eyeliner, lipgloss, blush, and mascara-It even comes with tutorial cards on how to do a "daytime look" and then make it "pop" for an evening out! Anyone who wants an easy approach to eye makeup should buy this! The mascara is also a "must" and is up there on my favorite list!


The "day" look done in a jiffy!


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          "If you take your foot off the gas, the world won't crumble."   

How did a hangover help Fearne Cotton find the secret to contentment?


By: Fearne Cotton

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          Comment on Bilderberg 2013 Is Here, and This Time The Secret Is Out by injustice 2 hack   
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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.

[...]

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".

Enviar alerta como Síntesis
Una ONG denunció este viernes a la candidata kirchnerista por haber acumulado 3 contratos simultáneos con el Estado a pesar de que está prohibido. La acusan de haber adulterado un documento.
Volanta: 
FERNANDA VALLEJOS
Estado: 
Enviado: 
Titulo Portada Destacadas: 
La candidata de Cristina ya tiene una denuncia en la justicia federal
Marcar como "Tema del día": 
Seccion: 
Marcar como "Ahora": 
Marcar como "Destacada redonda": 
Marcar como "Nota Destacada": 
Marcar como "Destacada en su Sección": 
Marcar como "Destacada Zona Centro": 
Marcar como zona "Videoteca": 
Marcar como "Nota Patrocinada": 
Marcar como Nota En Vivo: 

          Tras el incidente con el auto, echaron a los custodios de Casa Rosada   
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Este jueves 29/6, el Gobierno pasó a disponibilidad a todos los policías que estuvieron la noche del 21/6 cuando una persona con trastornos psiquiátricos a bordo de un Renault 19 gris ingresó a la calle Balcarce y chocó frente a las rejas de la Casa Rosada, poniendo en alerta la zona de seguridad presidencial.

Pero pasarlos a disponibilidad no será el único acto a realizar, ya que se elabora un plan para reforzar la seguridad en todo el predio del edificio situado en Balcarce 50. "Se están analizando todas las alternativas posibles para reforzar las medidas de seguridad y de inmediato se evaluarán los pasos a seguir con las herramientas más convenientes", dijo un funcionario cercano al jefe de Estado a diversos medios.

Se evalúan varias medidas: reforzar la cantidad de efectivos, la posibilidad de aumentar los vallados, eliminar la circulación peatonal por la calle Balcarce frente a la Casa Rosada o reforzar las rejas. Pero hasta ahora no se definió nada. También se supo que hoy había mucho malestar en la Casa Rosada por el accionar lento y tardío que se vio por parte de la Policía Federal esa noche, que quedó reflejado en un video que se conoció este jueves 29/6. Además, el juez federal Sergio Torres le pidió al general José Luis Yofre, a cargo de la Casa Militar, la repartición que se ocupa de la seguridad en la Casa Rosada, que establezca un plan a "corto, mediano y largo plazo" para mejorar y reforzar la protección de la Casa de Gobierno.

La cercanía de la cumbre de la OMC en Buenos Aires y la realización de la cumbre de presidentes del G20 en la Argentina el año que viene obligarán también a reforzar medidas de seguridad en edificios públicos, según dijeron fuentes oficiales.

No es la primera vez que la seguridad presidencial se vio afectada. En otros momentos hubo ataques a Macri durante giras y actos que hizo por el interior del país, lo que también generó una fuerte alerta en el Gobierno.

El juez Torres hizo el pedido luego de que el 21/6 sucediera un hecho que no pasó a mayores pero que pudo haber sido gravísimo y que mostró algunas falencias de seguridad en la Casa Rosada. A las 2:44 del miércoles 21 de junio un Renault 19 gris del año 1997 ingresó a la calle Balcarce, que pasa por el frente de la Casa Rosada y está –desde hace años– restringida al tránsito. Se detuvo frente a las rejas ubicadas delante de la entrada principal en Balcarce 50. Allí no había nadie. Chocó con el auto contra las rejas dos o tres veces hasta que venció la resistencia del metal y enfiló hacia adentro de la Casa Rosada por una especie de pasillo delimitado por vallas. A poca velocidad chocó contra el umbral de mármol que hay que pisar para acceder a la mismísima Casa Rosada. Y ahí se detuvo.

El viejo Renault 19 quedó allí, a centímetros de ingresar a la Casa de Gobierno. El conductor bajó del auto. Estaba en estado de shock. Gritaba. Se le acercó un policía, quien ante la extraña situación pidió refuerzos. Mientras llegaban otros efectivos, del Renault 19 descendió en ayuda de su dueño un perro Pitbull bayo atigrado de cuatro años.

Enviar alerta como Síntesis
La seguridad presidencial vuelve a estar en discusión. Ocurre que, tras conocerse este jueves 29/6 las imágenes de un auto irrumpiendo en Casa Rosada, el secretario General de Presidencia Fernando de Andreis, decidió desplazar a los uniformados que debían estar en las garitas de ingreso al edificio la noche del choque. El funcionario también pidió que se refuerce la custodia del perímetro de la Casa Rosada.
Volanta: 
SEGURIDAD PRESIDENCIAL EN JAQUE
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Enviado: 
Titulo Portada Destacadas: 
Tras el incidente con el auto, echaron a los custodios de Casa Rosada
Marcar como "Tema del día": 
Seccion: 
Marcar como "Ahora": 
Epígrafe: 
Los custodios que estuvieron la noche del 21/6 fueron pasados a disponibilidad y a su vez se refuerza la seguridad presidencial.
Marcar como "Destacada redonda": 
Marcar como "Nota Destacada": 
Marcar como "Destacada en su Sección": 
Marcar como "Destacada Zona Centro": 
Marcar como zona "Videoteca": 
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          Por la muerte del jubilado, gremio de ANSES lanza paro y denuncia "genocidio": Gobierno "lamenta el uso político"   
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El comunicado de APOP denuncia un "genocidio" de jubilados por parte del gobierno de Macri.

Un jubilado de 91 años se pegó un tiro este jueves en una oficina de la ANSES de Mar del Plata y murió horas después en un hospital de la ciudad balnearia.

A raíz de este traumático episodio, el gremio de trabajadores de la ANSES declaró un paro nacional de 24 para este viernes.

Leonardo Fabré, secretario General de la Asociación del Personal de los Organismos de Previsión Social (APOPS / ANSES), declaró que se trata de la 2da muerte violenta "de estas características" y citó como antecedente el asesinato de un jefe de delegación, también en Mar del Plata, ocurrida en 1996.

Fabré no dudó en convertir el trágico hecho en un alegato político contra el gobierno de Mauricio Macri.

"Hoy son las mismas políticas de los '90, son los mismos que gobernaban en los '90 los que gobiernan hoy" disparó el titular de la APOPS en declaraciones al canal C5N y siguió: "para este gobierno el sistema previsional público es una molestia, es un gasto, no lo ven como lo que es, una cuestión justa a partir de lo que los jubilados se han ganado".

"Se pegó un tiro un jubilado de ANSES en Mar del Plata. Macri y sus políticas es el responsable", disparó más temprano Fabré por Twitter.

Por otra parte, un mensaje de APOPS en las redes sociales denuncia "un genocidio" del que serían blanco los jubilados, víctimas de un supuesto "plan de exterminio de nuestros viejos" por parte del Gobierno.

En este contexto, el titular de la ANSES, Emilio Basavilbaso, denunció el "uso político" de la trágica muerte del anciano a la vez que expresó su pesar por el episodio.

"Dolor y consternación por el lamentable episodio de un jubilado en la oficina de ANSES en Mar del Plata. Acompaño a la familia en este doloroso momento con profundo respeto y comprensión. Esta situación nos afecta a todos. Lamentamos el uso político de una situación tan personal y dolorosa", dijo el funcionario.

La policía identificó al hombre como Rodolfo Oscar Estivill, de 91 años, quien por la mañana había ido a hacer un trámite a la ANSES y se disparó en la cabeza, ante las personas que estaban en el lugar. Estivill fue llevado de urgencia en estado crítico al Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos, pero perdió la vida poco después debido a la gravedad de sus heridas.

Un empleado de la ANSES aseguró que el hombre había ido al lugar a hacer un trámite para cambiar la sucursal bancaria en la que cobra su jubilación y afirmó que el hombre ingresó alterado, incluso se lo escuchó insultar, y gritaba "a las únicas que tengo que darles explicaciones es a mis sobrinas, que son las que me ayudan".

La Anses emitió un comunicado oficial tras la muerte del hombre de 91 años. "La gestión que iba a realizar por cambio de domicilio es un trámite de rutina sin complejidad", aclararon.

El texto completo:

"La ANSES informa que, durante la mañana del día de hoy, un jubilado de 91 años concurrió a una oficina del organismo de Mar del Plata, ubicada en Av. Independencia 3151, para realizar un trámite de cambio de domicilio, acompañado de la sobrina y la hija de ella. Allí, extrajo un arma de fuego y se disparó ante el público presente y el personal del organismo.

La ambulancia llegó inmediatamente y el señor fue trasladado aún con signos vitales al Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos. Lamentablemente, a las pocas horas falleció en el hospital producto de los daños causados por el disparo.

La gestión que iba a realizar por cambio de domicilio es un trámite de rutina sin complejidad.

Testigos que presenciaron el episodio explicaron que el hecho ocurrió pasadas las 10.30 horas cuando el hombre, al utilizar la escalera que conduce hacia el primer piso, arrojó su bastón y se disparó. Ya había concluido el trámite por el que había ido y volvió a ingresar al edificio con el argumento de que iba a saludar a un amigo al primer piso.

La ANSES por medio de la jefa de la Regional Bonaerense II y la gerente de la oficina acompañaron a los familiares presentes durante todo momento y lo seguirán haciendo el tiempo que sea necesario.

La oficina no abrirá sus puertas en el día de mañana y durante el lunes 3 de julio se llevará a cabo una jornada de contención para los empleados que presenciaron el hecho."

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A raíz del traumático episodio, el gremio de trabajadores de la ANSES declaró un paro nacional de 24 para este viernes. El sindicato denunció que el Gobierno lleva adelante "plan de exterminio de nuestros viejos". Leonardo Fabré, secretario general de esa organización, dijo que Macri era "el responsable" de la muerte del hombre 91 "por sus políticas". El titular del organismo previsional lamentó "el uso político de una situación tan personal y dolorosa".
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          Jury Finds That NYC Skyscraper Owner Violated Iran Sanctions   

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

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          US Blacklists China Bank, Revving Up Pressure Over NKorea   

The United States has blacklisted a small Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea, escalating the pressure on Beijing to rein in its wayward ally amid increased signs of frustration among President Donald Trump and his top advisers with China’s diplomatic efforts. The Treasury Department on Thursday declared the Bank of Dandong a “primary money-laundering concern,” proposing to sever it entirely from the U.S. financial system, pending a 60-day review period. Although Trump’s treasury secretary said the move didn’t target China, it comes a week after the president lamented that China’s promise to help with North Korea “has not worked out.” Calls to Bank of Dandong rang unanswered on Friday. Beijing, however, criticized Washington’s action, saying that unilateral sanctions outside the U.N. Security Council were inappropriate. “We also firmly oppose any individual country to exercise long-arm jurisdiction under its own domestic law,” said Lu Kang, spokesman for China’s foreign ministry. Lu added that Beijing will investigate possible wrongdoings by Chinese individuals and entities under Chinese laws. Trump had been leaning on President Xi Jinping to help stop the North’s development of nuclear weapons before they can threaten the U.S. homeland. A main focus of the coordination has been getting China to fully enforce international sanctions intended to starve North Korea of revenue for its nuclear and missile programs. The U.S. action is likely to anger China, which handles about 90 percent of North Korea’s external trade, and whose banks and companies are said to provide Pyongyang access to the U.S.-dominated international financial system. The sanctions bar Americans from doing business with Bank of Dandong, which is based in a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border that serves as a gateway for trade with the isolated nation. The U.S. also slapped sanctions Thursday on a Chinese shipping company and two Chinese people that it said have facilitated illegal activities by North Korea. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the U.S. still wants to work with Beijing on combating the North Korean threat. “We are in no way targeting China with these actions,” Mnuchin told a White House news briefing. The punitive steps were presaged by a tweet from Trump last week reflecting dissatisfaction with Beijing’s efforts. “While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!” Trump tweeted on June 20. The Trump administration may be struggling to maintain international pressure on Pyongyang. The president was to meet for the first time Thursday with South Korea’s new leader, President Moon Jae-in, who has long advocated outreach to North Korea. His predecessor had staunchly backed Trump’s harder line. Mnuchin said the Bank of Dandong has facilitated millions of dollars of transactions for companies involved in North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs. Anthony Ruggiero, a sanctions expert and former Treasury Department official, described it as a small Chinese bank “sitting at the heart” of trade between North Korea and China. “This is a strong message to Chinese leaders that the Trump administration will act against North Korea’s sanctions evasion in China,” he said. The other targeted Chinese entities are: —Dalian Global Unity Shipping Co., which Treasury accused of transporting 700,000 tons of freight annually, including coal and steel products, […]

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          PM's European court stance has 'hamstrung' Brexit negotiations   

Theresa May’s decision to exit ECJ has made David Davis’s job much more difficult, says former chief of staff

Theresa May’s “absolutist” stance on Britain leaving the jurisdiction of the European court of justice has “hamstrung” David Davis in negotiations with Brussels, according to the Brexit secretary’s former chief of staff.

James Chapman, who worked for George Osborne before serving as Davis’s chief of staff until shortly before the election, said May’s insistence that the ECJ must not have oversight once Britain leaves the EU, revealed in her party conference speech last year, had made the negotiators’ task more difficult.

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          Kensington and Chelsea council leader quits in wake of Grenfell disaster   

Nicholas Paget-Brown and his deputy step down after criticism of response to fire and chaotic scenes at council meeting

The Tory leader of Kensington and Chelsea council is to step down along with his deputy after weeks of criticism over the response to the Grenfell Tower fire, culminating in a bungled attempt to hold a meeting about the blaze in private.

Nicholas Paget-Brown, who became the focus of protests over the Conservative-run authority’s actions before and after the deadly inferno, said he was departing to accept some responsibility for “perceived failings” by the council.

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          The Guardian view on Grenfell Tower: more heads must roll | Editorial   
Kensington and Chelsea council has failed to manage the fallout of the disaster. Ministers should put the local authority into special measures and send in a new team to take over the running of it

Kensington and Chelsea’s political and administrative leadership failed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. In the days after the deadly fire – which has now claimed 80 lives – so cack-handed and chaotic was the council response that responsibilty for taking care of the survivors was handed over to a central government-appointed team of London’s council chiefs. Kensington and Chelsea’s own chief executive Nicholas Holgate only went after the communities secretary intervened to tell him to go. Mr Holgate seems to have thought he should have been allowed to continue collecting his £15,000-a-month pay cheque despite appearing useless in an emergency. Kensington council leader Nick Paget-Brown disgracefully suggested sprinklers were not fitted during the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower because residents did not want the disruption. His attempt to block journalists from a council meeting which he shut down when the courts forced him to hold it with the media present was shameful. It’s unbelievable it took No 10 to intervene before Mr Paget-Brown went.

Grenfell Tower is a catastrophe at the heart of the country’s capital and after two weeks the council cannot get a grip on the situation. It’s good news that the chief executive of the company that managed the Grenfell Tower resigned – but it should just be a prelude to the removal of the rest of the council leadership on whose behalf he operated. Given the acute need in the borough to heal divisions, reassure residents and provide long-term services to victims, the time has come for central government to relieve Tory councillors of duties they patently cannot fulfil. It seems clear that local politicians, including deputy leader Rock Feilding-Mellen, who chaired the council’s housing committee and oversaw the refurbishment of the 24-storey block, are perhaps too consumed with the questions of responsibility – such as did cost-cutting play a part in the disaster – that the fire raises. There may be plenty more prodding from a public inquiry, police investigations into potential criminal offences, inquests into the deaths and potentially a slew of civil claims.

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          Grenfell fire: volunteers help residents compile death toll   

Frustration grows at failure of authorities to say who survived, who perished and who is still missing, 17 days on

Grenfell Tower survivors are becoming increasingly frustrated at the authorities’ failure to release the full list of names of the dead, and have turned to independent experts to try to establish an accurate picture of the number of casualties and survivors of the fire.

In the absence of an official list, residents are relying on volunteer demographers and data experts to help them compile estimates of the death toll, filling names into online floorplans and spreadsheets, with data colour-coded according to who is confirmed dead, presumed dead, still unaccounted for or survived.

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          Emily Thornberry accuses Chuka Umunna of virtue signalling on EU vote   

Shadow foreign secretary calls Labour divisions a distraction and claims the manifesto, not the leader, was the real star of the party’s election campaign

Emily Thornberry accused Chuka Umunna and other Labour Brexit rebels of “virtue signalling”, and fighting “faux battles” after three of the party’s frontbenchers were sacked for voting for his amendment.

The shadow foreign secretary said the rebels’ approach had unnecessarily exposed Labour divisions at a time when the party should be presenting itself as an alternative to Theresa May’s minority government.

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          Opositor grave tras 38 días en huelga de hambre, asegura su madre   
Opositor grave tras 38 días en huelga de hambre, asegura su madre

La familia no tiene acceso a Cervantes en su cama de hospital y solo
recibe noticias de su situación a través del médico de guardia o de los
oficiales de la Seguridad del Estado encargados de su vigilancia.
Tras 38 días en huelga de hambre, el estado del preso político Jorge
Cervantes se agrava, según confirmó a Radio Martí este viernes su madre
Alba Verdecia.

"Ayer el parte que nos dio el médico fue que está mal, que está débil,
que ya no se puede sentar, que le dan mareos, que permanece callado,
sigue orinando poco, y se ve como inmóvil, que se ve mucho más débil",
explicó su madre.

La familia no tiene acceso a Cervantes en su cama de hospital y solo
recibe noticias de su situación a través del médico de guardia o de los
oficiales de la Seguridad del Estado encargados de su vigilancia.

"Nosotros no podemos tener información temprano, porque según ellos él
no es un paciente más del hospital, él es un recluso que se quiere
morir. Entonces tenemos que esperar a la una que el médico nos dé el
parte", dijo Verdecia, quien, junto a otros familiares, no se cansa de
pedir que le dejen verlo.

La madre agregó que otro de sus hijos intentó este jueves dialogar con
los oficiales de la Seguridad del Estado para poder visitar a su
hermano, pero su petición fue rechazada.

"Estamos esperando hoy si mi hijo resuelve verlo y ver qué pasa y si no
es así, entonces ver qué se hace después del mediodía toda la familia,
porque es demasiado. Ya mi hijo esta grave," agregó la madre.

​Su salud ha continuado deteriorándose y ha pedido ser hidratado por vía
intravenosa en el hospital provincial Ernesto Guevara, a cuya sala de
penados lo trasladaron días atrás desde la prisión Potosí.

Cervantes, de 48 años y coordinador de la Unión Patriótica de Cuba
(UNPACU) en Las Tunas, está preso desde el 23 de mayo. Y comenzó esta
huelga de hambre hace más de un mes para exigir su liberación.

Antes de ser arrestado, denunció en la sede provincial del Partido
Comunista lo que catalogó como acoso y hostigamiento contra su familia.
En el pasado ha expuesto hechos de corrupción de funcionarios estatales
y ha sido acusado de supuesto desacato a la autoridad.

​El jueves un grupo de activistas fue desalojado a la fuerza en las
inmediaciones del hospital donde se encuentra ingresado Cervantes.

Los opositores Olmis Rivas, Ricardo Osoria, Graciela Urube,Yordis Rondón
y Tahimí García fueron expulsados del lugar cuando acompañaban a la
familia del huelguista a la espera de conocer el reporte diario del médico.

Mientras, en la ciudad santiaguera de Palma Soriano, seis miembros de la
Unión Patriótica de Cuba también fueron detenidos por pocas horas en una
estación policial para impedir que participaran en una actividad en
apoyo al huelguista.

Ayer el secretario adjunto de Estado para Latinoamérica, Francisco
Palmieri, expresó en Twitter preocupación por el encarcelado líder de la
UNPACU.

[Redactado por Lizandra Díaz Blanco a partir de reportes de las
periodistas Ivette Pacheco y Yolanda Huerga]

Source: Opositor grave tras 38 días en huelga de hambre, asegura su
madre -
https://www.martinoticias.com/a/opositor-en-estado-grave-tras-38-dias-huelga-hambre/147924.html
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          Cubanos impedidos de asistir a evento en México tendrán voz a pesar de las prohibiciones   
Cubanos impedidos de asistir a evento en México tendrán voz a pesar de
las prohibiciones
junio 29, 2017

Una representación de activistas cubanos que no pudieron asistir a un
evento organizado en Cancún esta semana podrán hacerlo este jueves vía
telefónica.
El IV encuentro "Caminos para una Cuba Democrática" organizado por la
Fundación Konrad Adenauer (KAS) y la Mesa de Unidad de Acción
Democrática (MUAD) se celebra esta semana en Cancún, México a pesar de
la ausencia de más de 20 activistas cubanos a quienes las autoridades
impidieron viajar el lunes para asistir al evento.

"No nos vamos a dejar intimidar por las acciones de ellos, que la
voluntad de seguir trabajando por el bien de Cuba es firme y no podrá
ser coaccionada con injustas medidas", dijo a Martí Noticias el
activista exiliado Siro del Castillo, secretario ejecutivo de
Solidaridad de Trabajadores Cubanos.

El activista explicó que "en solidaridad con los que no pudieron asistir
este jueves, buscarán opciones telefónicas o vía Skype para darles
participación desde la isla".

Otras expresiones de solidaridad con Cuba

Del Castillo dijo que el expresidente de México, el Dr. Felipe Calderón
Hinojosa, presente en el IV Encuentro en el día de ayer, dictó una
conferencia y expresó que estaba unido "con la causa de la Cuba
democrática" que los cubanos están buscando.

El expresidente mexicano expresó su interés en saber que es lo "que
podía hacer para contribuir a esa causa".

También la solidaridad y el apoyo a los presentes lo dio con su
presencia el Senador Jorge Ocejo, vicepresidente de la Organización
Demócrata Cristiana de América (ODCA), quien fuera en el 2014, uno de
los principales promotores de la celebración de estos eventos, donde
surgió la MUAD, precisó Del Castillo.

Las sinrazones de la ausencia de los cubanos

Varios cubanos invitados a participar en el evento denunciaron las
acciones policiales contra ellos en el Aeropuerto Internacional José
Martí, de La Habana, cuando se disponían a abordar el vuelo que los
llevaría a Cancún, el pasado 26 de junio.

Las autoridades de migración informaron a las activistas Lía Villares,
Kirenia Yalil Núñez, María lena Mir Marrero y Regina Coyula que sus
casos estaban "regulados", un término que implica la negativa de viaje
fuera del país, sobre la que los oficiales no dan explicación, ni razones.

El portal digital 14yMedio informó que tampoco pudieron abordar el avión
hacia México los activistas Rafael León Rodríguez, Hildebrando Chaviano,
Wilfredo Vallín, Amado Calixto Gammalame, Erick Álvarez, y Alexei Gámez.

(Redactado por Idolidia Darias, con reporte de Ivette Pacheco)

Source: Cubanos impedidos de asistir a evento en México tendrán voz a
pesar de las prohibiciones -
https://www.martinoticias.com/a/cuba-opositores-prohibicion-viaje-evento-mexico/147867.html
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В небольшом городке Брюле в регионе Рейнланд в XVIII веке усилиями выдающихся архитекторов, скульпторов, живописцев и ландшафтных дизайнеров был создан уникальный дворцово-парковый комплекс.

С 1984 года дворцы Аугустусбург и Фалькенлуст, построенные в стиле рококо, и прилегающие к ним барочные садово-парковые комплексы входят в число объектов Всемирного культурного наследия ЮНЕСКО.

Любимая резиденция курфюрста и архиепископа Кельнского Клеменса Августа, дворец Аугустусбург или, как его часто называют, дворец Брюль является одной из первых значительных построек в стиле рококо на территории Германии.

Климент Август родился в 1700 году в семье крупных баварских феодалов под фамилией Виттельсбах, которые на протяжении многих веков правили Баварией. Путь Климента с самого детства проходил по стопам своих предков.

И этим путем он однажды добрался до курфюршества Кельнского – одного из самых значимых в тогдашней Германии. И стал он курфюрстом Кельнским.

Как известно, курфюрст – один из высших титулов, появившийся еще во времена Священной Римской Империи. Земли были раздробленные и децентрализованные, а курфюрсты были подобны нынешним главам республик в нашей стране. Правда, в отличие от современного времени, они имели гораздо большую власть и влияние на жизнь своего курфюршества.

Именно таким курфюрстом и был Климент Август. Властным и влиятельным. Упорная и напряженная работа на благо простого народа сильно его изматывала. И в один прекрасный момент, устав от всего этого, он решил построить себе резиденцию для обитания. Рядом запланировал отстроить дом для занятия любимым делом – соколиной охотой.

Строительство дворца на фундаменте средневекового замка, окруженного рвом с водой, началось в 1725 году и заняло более сорока лет: долгий срок, в течение которого к воплощению архитектурного проекта удалось привлечь мастеров европейского ранга.

1912

В частности, над интерьером дворца работал архитектор Бальтазар Нойман, создавший великолепную парадную лестницу с потолочной росписью и богатой лепниной ‒ шедевр, исполненный внутренней динамики, легкости и изящества, истинную вершину немецкого барокко.

Барочный парк при дворце, создавашийся в первой половине XVIII века, – результат деятельности ландшафтного архитектора Доминика Жирара, руководствовавшегося французскими образцами. Сегодня парк представляет собой прекрасный пример садово-парковой архитектуры XVIII века.

Великолепная панорама парка открывается с дворцовой террасы, вновь открытой для посещения весной 2014 года. В нескольких минутах ходьбы от дворца Аугустусбург на опушке небольшой рощицы находится роскошный охотничий дворец Фалькенлуст. Дворец в стиле рококо, пользовавшийся особым расположением курфюрста и служивший местом его уединения, строился с 1729 по 1737 годы.

Здесь Клеменс Август фон Виттельсбах предавался своей страсти ‒ соколиной охоте, а по вечерам для избранного общества после охотничьих забав во дворце устраивались званые ужины и карточные поединки за ломберными столиками. Сегодня поклонники изящных искусств, не разделяющие пристрастия Клеменса Августа к соколиной охоте, охотно бывают на музыкальных вечерах во дворце Аугустусбург.

Оба сооружения связываются друг с другом широким парком. 

В начале XIX века рейнская область, где расположились замки, была оккупирована Наполеоном. Когда в 1809 годе он увидел Аугустусбург, то расстроился из-за того, что не может увезти этот дворец к себе во Францию. После освобождения Рейнланда в 1815 году он переходит во владение Пруссии. 

Образцом для "Дворца Августа" - Аугустусбурга (Schloss Augustusburg) послужил знаменитый Версаль - такова была архитектурная мода тех лет. Свои "версали" появлялись в Европе как грибы после дождя. Наполеону - французскому монарху, владевшему оригиналом - понравилась немецкая копия! Что может быть лучшей похвалой в адрес его создателей?


 Несколько десятилетий он не привлекал особого внимания новых хозяев, но во второй половине XIX века его отреставрировали, а с 1877 года в Аугустусбурге стал регул


После Второй мировой войны, хотя дворец не был официальной резиденцией, в нем регулярно устраивались государственные приемы. Всего после войны здесь побывало более ста глав государств и правительств.

В 1949 году, в год создания ФРГ, именно в этом дворце проходила торжественная церемония вступления в должность первого федерального президента Германии Теодора Хойса (Theodor Heuss).

"Кулисой" для крупной международной встречи дворец стал в 1998 году, когда в соседнем Кёльне проходил саммит "большой восьмерки". Тогдашний канцлер Германии Герхард Шрёдер пригласил Билла Клинтона и других своих гостей в Аугустусбург на официальный ужин.

Сейчас ежедневно в самом дворце на экскурсиях бывают сотни туристов, а роскошный барочный парк открыт для свободного доступа с раннего утра до вечера - от расcвета до заката. Во второй части репортажа мы расскажем об истории строительства дворца, а также совершим прогулку по его парку.

После Второй мировой войны Аугустусбург использовался главами Германии для проведения многочисленных государственных приёмов. Всего за послевоенное время здесь побывало более 100 глав иностранных государств и правительств. Это было обусловлено близким расположением по отношению к Бонну, который являлся столицей ФРГ.

В настоящее время в Аугустусбурге организуются ежедневные экскурсии для туристов, а прилегающие парки используются в качестве общественного места или для проведения концертов

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст, возведенный в 1733 г. архитектором Франсуа де Кювийе, считается первым в Германии образцом стиля рококо. Вместе с дворцом Аугустусбург и парком он составляет охраняемый ЮНЕСКО архитектурно-ландшафтный комплекс города Брюль, расположенного в Северной Вестфалии на Среднем Рейне.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss  Falkenlust), возведенный в 1733 г. архитектором Франсуа де Кювийе, считается первым в Германии образцом стиля рококо. Вместе сAugustusburg и парком он составляет охраняемый ЮНЕСКО архитектурно-ландшафтный комплекс города Брюль (Brühl), расположенного в Северной Вестфалии на Среднем Рейне.

Название «Фалькенлуст», в переводе означающее «соколиная потеха», замок получил отнюдь не случайно. Разведение ловчих птиц и охота были излюбленными занятиями его основателя – кельнского архиепископа и курфюрста Клеменса Августа фон Виттельсбаха. Вельможа с первого дня своего правления не питал симпатий к боннской резиденции, где традиционно размещались имперские князья Кельна. Он желал с комфортом и роскошью устроиться в окружении природы, что позволило бы совмещать основные обязанности с увеселениями и охотой.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

Способ воплощения мечты в жизнь питающему страсть к светским развлечениям курфюрсту подсказала идея его предшественника и дяди Иосифа Клеменса фон Виттельсбаха, незадолго до своей кончины затеявшего перестройку старинной крепости в Бале, которая была собственностью кельнской архиепархии. Вместо реконструкции древних укреплений сановный аристократ решил возвести два новых замка – основную роскошную резиденцию и приватное здание. Объединять дворцы в единый комплекс должен был живописный фешенебельный парк.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

Вспомогательная интимная роль была отведена замку Фалькенлуст. Он более скромен в сравнении с кричаще роскошным Аугустусбургом, но зато обошел «собрата» в первенстве. Франсуа де Кувийе спроектировал Фалькенлуст в 1729 г., и уже через четыре года он был построен, в то время как сложные интерьеры основной резиденции создавались в течение нескольких десятилетий. Однако помещения охотничьего «домика» оформлены в соответствии с канонами стиля рококо.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

Сильное эстетическое впечатление производит центральная лестница замка, являющаяся настоящим произведением искусства. Она отделана почти десятью тысячами изразцов с изображениями сцен соколиной охоты, выполненными в сине-белых тонах. В шикарной отделке и обстановке Лакового кабинета отчетливо прослеживаются восточные мотивы, что отражает возросшее в XVIII столетии увлечение искусством Азии. В Овальном салоне, имеющем форму, отвечающую названию, можно увидеть портреты представителей династии Виттельсбах, вставленные в богато украшенные рамы.

Замок имеет множество пристроек, которые образуют внутренний двор. Они были необходимы для размещения егерей, прислуги и ловчих птиц. В настоящее время эти помещения занимает музей соколиной охоты. На крыше здания оборудована смотровая площадка, откуда можно было наблюдать за сценами выслеживания и травли диких животных.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

Использовался Фалькенлуст не только в дни охоты. Его приятная расслабляющая атмосфера позволяла курфюрсту успешно проводить тайные политические переговоры, а также устраивать встречи с фаворитками.

Не забывал Клеменс Август и о служении богу. В ансамбль дворца входит расположенная недалеко от его входа изящная часовня, восьмиугольная в плане. Она была сооружена в 1730 г. тем же архитектором. Интерьер постройки оформлен в синих тонах и обильно украшен мозаиками из минералов и ракушек.

Часовня

Между двумя замками, как и желал архиепископ, разбит большой парк, со стороны Фалькенлуста принимающий более свободные, неформальные, гармонирующие с дикой природой формы. От охотничьего дворца к Аугустусбургу ведет романтическая аллея длиной 2 км.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

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Every entrepreneur at some point faces the dilemma of simply not being able to pour any more hours of work into their company. As a result, they get stuck.

That's where Clate Mask, CEO of Infusionsoft, comes in. In the 10 years Infusionsoft has been operating, Mask has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs use the power of email marketing to double their growth, triple their leads, even quadruple overall revenue.

For Mask, automated email marketing is the secret weapon for any business that's trying to scale. In today's podcast episode, he dishes on how to do it right.

"What happens in an entrepreneurial business, when you're running a small company, it's very, very difficult to follow up effectively with all your leads and customers, and things slip through the cracks," he says. "You're wearing 10 different hats trying to run the business, and ... you just can't keep it all straight when the business starts to grow and when you start to have some success."

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Evil sounding rock 'n' roll...

A sweeping generalisation, but one that must be made: guitar music has lost its edge.

Everyone seems so polite, so happy just to be here - content to simply exist, rather than say something which might kick back against against the norm, push against the pricks. No one seems to have told Polterghost, though.

A London based trio, early signs are that their deliciously evil rock 'n' roll can match the primordial sludge of Black Sabbath with the teenage tearaway thrills of prime era garage rock.

A potent package. However the three piece are much more than the sum of their parts - Polterghost have a deliciously evil sound, one which comes draped in black and whispering incantations.

Signed to - where else? - Hate Hate Hate Records, debut single 'Beast' will be released on September 9th. Available on a limited seven inch vinyl pressing, it also boasts 'Ordinary' on the flip.

Already hooked, Clash are pleased to be able to bring you the stream of 'Beast' before anyone else.

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          Trump White House Staff Payroll Nearly $36 Million And Top-Heavy   
Among those making the maximum salary are chief of staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon, press secretary Sean Spicer and former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault.
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          WIN the Top 50 Must See Movies Before the Age of 11   

The guide to the 50 films every child should see before they grow up has been created by film education charity Into Film, in partnership with the UK video industry, which will see all 50 films distributed by retailers this summer! As a family that loves great movies this is certainly exciting for us and we intend to watch one a day over the school holiday... there are currently just 8 from the list we haven't seen before so we're doing well.





Each film was measured against a series of metrics, from the impact of the movie on a child’s intellectual, educational and emotional development, through to suitability for family viewing plus overall entertainment and nostalgia factor. The judging panel, led by Into Film’s education and programming teams who specialise in curating film content and developing teaching resources for schools across the UK, narrowed down the selection of films to a shortlist of 250 from a catalogue of over 3,000 family movies.

The shortlist then lead to the final 50 films in the selection, which feature a range of past and current films that have been deemed to benefit child development and creativity. Our favourites from the list include Jumanji, How To Train Your Dragon and Matilda.



The list of 50 Must See Movies Before You Grow Up are revealed (in alphabetical order) is:

101 Dalmatians
Jumanji
The Gruffalo
A Little Princess
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Iron Giant
Annie
Mary Poppins
The Jungle Book
Babe: The Gallant Pig
Matilda
The LEGO Movie
Beauty and the Beast
Nanny McPhee
The Lion King
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Night at the Museum
The Lorax
Coraline
Oliver!
The Never-Ending Story
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Paddington
The Princess Bride
Dumbo
Secret Life of Pets
The Secret Garden
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Shaun The Sheep Movie
The Witches
Fantastic Mr Fox
Shrek
Toy Story
Free Willy
Space Jam
Trolls
Frozen
Spirited Away
Up!
Home
Star Wars: A New Hope
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Hook
Swallows and Amazons
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
Hotel Transylvania
The Adventures of TinTin
Zootropolis
How To Train Your Dragon
The BFG


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

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 18th July 2017.


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          SING DVD and Blu-Ray Movie Release   
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If your little ones love Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets it's highly likely that they will become big fans of the latest release from Universal Pictures - SING.

The Special Edition movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray from 22nd May (next week) which is perfect timing for the half term holiday. After all, we all know how hard it can be to keep the kids entertained when they are off school but this Golden Globe Nominee, with plenty of fun characters like Gunter the pig, is bound to put smiles on faces.

 We didn't get the chance to see SING at the cinema but the trailer looks fantastic!
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This heart-warming family film with a wonderful soundtrack and all-star cast will be loved by all. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments and loveable characters to see - the Mini Mes and I are so excited to grab the popcorn and snuggle up for a night in front of the TV in just a few days time. I'm certain some fizzy drinks and pick n mix sweets will fall into my basket too at the supermarket!


Packed with lots of popular songs to get your toes tapping, there is 60 minutes of bonus content included along with three unseen mini movies featuring the SING cast plus an exclusive music video from Tori Kelly. There really is plenty to keep you all occupied.




This amazing animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us features over 65 hits including 'Faith', a brand new collaboration from Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder. 

SING features stars Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theatre; Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon as Rosita, an overworked and unappreciated mother of 25 piglets desperate to unleash her inner diva; Scarlett Johansson as Ash, a punk rock porcupine with a beautiful voice; Taron Egerton as Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; as well as Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. 




SING is the musical comedy event of the year so pre-order your copy today!





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          The ship of secrets : the tenth adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy by Stilton, Geronimo, author.   
On his way to the Grand Masked Ball and what promises to be a disaster of a date, Geronimo is once again whisked away to the Kingdom of Fantasy, and this time he must save the Princess of the Vanilla Fairies from an evil wizard who is using the pirate ship, Ship of Secrets, to gather magical objects to increase his power and take over the kingdom.
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          Little Live Pets My Dream Puppy Review   
With Christmas fast approaching now is the ideal time to pop together those wish lists for Santa and discover what your little ones would love to receive this year. Character Options have always had a great variety of interactive products so I wouldn't be surprised if Snuggles My Dream Puppy takes the top spot!


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The 'Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy' is aimed at children aged 4+, although I'm sure younger children would also appreciate and be able to use this toy with ease as there aren't any small pieces to worry about. Initially it is set to demo mode within the box, which nicely resembles a pet carrier, but you can set it to 'on' or 'off' with a click of a switch on the back right paw. 4 AAA batteries are required which were included so it was ready to go from the moment the packaging was removed.


Little Live Pets My Dream Puppy Snuggles Review



As soon as this arrived Minxy was very keen to get it unboxed to play. With a love of animals and a dream of becoming a vet it's a great way for her, or any child, to learn about the importance of pets and how to care for them without the ongoing expense!

Snuggles has 6 play modes and makes over 35 sounds when activated via the nose and mouth buttons or the petting sensors situated on both the head and tummy. It was quite fascinating to see its tummy move to simulate breathing when turned on its side or back, it's eyes open and close when patted and to hear the slurping and burping noises when fed via a bottle. 

If you're not keen on getting a real animal, or don't have space for a proper dog, this is a lovely alternative. 


Little Live Pets My Dream Puppy Snuggles Review

Little Live Pets My Dream Puppy Snuggles Review


Snuggles certainly has the cute factor and it has been well looked after by both Minxy and Jamster over the past few weeks. They really like the fact that there is a space on the tag to write on a name and an adoption certificate to make it even more personal - they decided to call him Spartan after our own poochie!


Little Live Pets My Dream Puppy Snuggles Review


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The instructions provided are very informative and describe the different modes, safety precautions and care details. Minxy particularly liked the attention mode where Snuggles will randomly cry out for something so she had to offer love and care to it before being rewarded by secret phrases!

Snuggles has an RRP of £49.99 and is available from a variety of stores including Amazon. It is a great size for younger children at 31cm x 16cm x 30cm and the mechanisms inside means it has some weight to it which aids sitting. If left unattended it will go into sleep mode which is great for saving power too.

So far we haven't found anything negative to say about it! 





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          ONDO: How herdsmen killed man whose farm is near Falae’s   

SIXTY Four year old father of seven, Linus Ogbeh, left home at about 6.00 am last Sunday to fetch cocoyam for his family members’ breakfast before going to church but he never returned as suspected herdsmen riddled his chest with bullets in his farm. The farm was located next to that of former Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae, at the agrarian Ileyo community in lgbatoro, Akure North area of Ondo State.

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          The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams Without Making a Budget   
Budgets are about deprivation and discipline. No wonder they're hard to stick to. Here's an idea: Make a spending plan that compels you to reach your goals instead.
          Children's Book Deals with Themes of Identity and Bullying   

The Legend of Ruby O'Grady: Grandma Was a Hippie tells of an orphan named Ruby, the unpopular granddaughter of a fading flower child grandmother. One day, she discovers her beloved hippie grandmother's dark secret and felt betrayed. Ruby used to live in a make-believe life created by her grandmother. However, she has come to the realization that, in the real world, she was generally disliked and considered very peculiar, an object of ridicule, if truth be told. The life as told by

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          Industria Conectada 4.0 abre una cuenta de Twitter para fomentar la digitalización de la industria   

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La Secretaría de Industria y Pyme ha creado una cuenta en la red social Twitter con el objetivo de concienciar sobre la necesidad de sumarse a la cuarta revolución industrial. Compartir noticias, recursos formativos y dar información sobre programas como HADA y ACTIVA, serán algunos de los servicios que ofrecerá a sus seguidores. La cuenta nace con el nombre: @IConectada40 , y ya está...


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          AEE 761: Your Golden Opportunity to Avoid Red Flags and Learn Color Idioms in English   

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          AEE 759: Want to Be Prepared for Global Communication? Learn World English(es) with Robert Pinn   

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          Up-and-coming Novelist Brings New exciting Life to Juvenile Mystery Fiction   

Sheila Adam McIntyre published The Secret in the Forest (Infinity Publishing, 2010), her first teenage mystery novel that features her trademark characters Jonathan Taylor and Buzz Cameron, a pair of adventurous 13-year-old boys. Their recklessness and desire for adventure land them in a forbidden forest, a place with a scary, creepy reputation. -   - Readers see a bit of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and The Hardy Boys in Jonathan and Buzz, who enter the forest despite grave warnin

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          Juvenile Characters Make Mystery Fiction and Adventure More Fun   

Sheila Adam McIntyre published “The Cave in the Forest” (Infinity Publishing, 2012), a follow-up to her equally exciting and suspenseful 2010 debut The Secret in the Forest. -   - In this story, the forest seems to hold another object of intrigue for a pair of adventurous 13-year-old boys Jonathan Taylor and Buzz Cameron. Returning home from another adventure one evening, Jonathan tells Buzz about a cave that his teacher mentioned once in class. The mystery of the cave soon overwhelms the...

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          Author Shares a Secret that Will Help Readers Lead an Anxiety-Free Life   

When we bow to the wisdom of the natural world, we bring a deeper knowledge of harmony and balance into our souls and waking lives. It is in this way we get to know our souls on a deeper level. Something to Chew On: Digesting Healthy Spiritual Food for the Soul in the Calendar Year Ahead is designed to open your mind and heart to the power of animal friends that reveal themselves through meaningful encounters. The author, with the help of this book, helps you breathe fresh air into your...

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          Author Gives His Secret To Success   

“Illinois Commercial Real Estate: Due Diligence to Closing, with Checklists” is written by Kymn Harp. The book is a practical handbook and unique source of for investors, developers, brokers, lenders, attorneys and others interested commercial real estate projects in Illinois. It is filled with insights from the author about his experiences growing up in a real estate family and his years working as a real estate attorney. It is also packed with words of wisdom and techniques for success...

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          Transformers The Last Knight   
Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
          Life, Above All   
"Life, Above All" is a emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart. Directed by South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz ("Mapantsula", "Paris, je t'aime"), it is based on the international award winning novel "Chanda's Secrets" by Allan Stratton.
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          Governo federal e PNUD reforçam compromisso com implementação da Agenda 2030   
A Secretaria de Governo da Presidência da República, a Agência Brasileira de Cooperação e o Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD) assinaram na quinta-feira (29) documento que institui a nova fase do Projeto Brasil ODS 2030. Até 2020, estão previstos investimentos de 18 milhões de dólares no Projeto Brasil ODS 2030, sendo que 6,1 milhões de dólares já foram implementados em iniciativas para o alcance da Agenda 2030. Os recursos vêm de empresas estatais parceiras e bancos públicos de fomento.
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          CURMUDGUCATION: Ed Reform v 6.3 Accountability Lite   
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Ed Reform v 6.3 Accountability Lite


Full disclosure-- I made the number 6.3 out of the air, because frankly I've lost track of the various versions of ed reform that we've seen. But we're definitely on to something new.

The new ed reform has staked out a position against bureaucracy and paperwork. This conversation starts with a Rick Hess piece, which becomes a thing because Betsy DeVos decided to quote it in her address to charteristas. And so we arrive at a call for reformsters to stand up against reformocracy.

The call for getting rid of bureaucracy is not without disagreement. Checker Finn pushed back hard, and Mike Petrilli chimed in. But there continues to be a buzz surrounding the issue of accountability/bureaucracy. The most recent entry in the discussion is on the Fordham website, written by Max Eden of the Manhattan Insititute, defending the book project that Finn attacked.


The piece highlights some of the important features of v 6.3 reforminess. "Results: Yes. Regulation: No. How to beat back the new education establishment" is a rather mixed-up manifesto.

One of the curious features of current reforminess is the complete brain-wipe when it comes to Common Core State [sic] Standards. Reformers led the charge to inflict a set of national standards on every state and every public school district, and I'm happy that CCSS is more ghost-like these days, but it's mighty disingenuous for Core supporters to pretend that it's just awful how someone somehow created a mighty web of regulations and paperwork and bureaucratic hoop-jumping to make sure that the Core was properly implemented. This selective amnesia occurs periodically in the reform movement. Reformsters were shocked that the Big Standardized Test narrowed curriculum and warped education, after they 
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          Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource   
Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource:

Trump's proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community


his should be a time of celebration for charter school advocates. Both President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have focused their education agenda on providing parents with more choices, which include charter schools. The number of charter schools continues to grow, with nearly 3,000 charter schools enrolling nearly 3 million students nationally.
But instead, Trump’s and DeVos’ endorsement of charter schools is driving a wedge between traditional allies and is threatening to undermine the bipartisan support charter schools have received almost throughout the quarter century since they emerged on the education landscape.
In a remarkably frank speech earlier this month, Nina Rees, president of the National Alliance of Charter Schools, acknowledged at her organization’s annual conference in Washington D.C. that “the Trump administration’s policies have put us in a difficult spot.”
The difficulty, she explained, is that the Trump administration is proposing a $168 million increase in funding for the Charter Schools Program, on top of the current level of $333 million, while at the same time cutting other education funding. Most of the charter program funds are used to help new charter schools get off the ground.  Trump is also proposing adding $1 billion to the Title 1 program for low-income students to allow parents to send their children to any public school of their choice, which could include charter schools.
However, Trump’s budget also includes massive cuts to federal education programs — some $9.2 billion from the current level of $68 billion in federal K-12 education Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource:


          GOING TO THE SOURCE, A TEACHER’S THOUGHTS ON TEACHER RETENTION. « Dad Gone Wild   
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GOING TO THE SOURCE, A TEACHER’S THOUGHTS ON TEACHER RETENTION.

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 On occasion I have been blessed to have others willing to share their thoughts and experiences with me. As often as permissible I am honored to share these thoughts and experiences with you.

It’s no secret that I have grave concerns about the teaching profession. A decade ago I became involved in educational issues because my wife was working on attaining her Master Degree in education in preparation for entering the teaching profession at the same time as Teach For America was feeding college grads with 6 weeks of prep time into the system. That didn’t sit right with me. Over the years I’ve watched MNPS hemorrhage teachers and do little to stem the bleeding. The trend is not isolated to local entities either. Nationally we are beginning to grapple with a shortage of teachers at the same time it’s generally acknowledged that a quality teacher is the most important element of a child’s education. At some point substantial steps need to be taken.
Mary Jo Cramb is a local teacher and an exceptional writer who read one of my posts last year and has been doing her own thinking on the subject. I am grateful that she has chosen Dad Gone Wild as a vehicle to share those thoughts.
I loved TC Weber’s blog post on teacher retention from last year. He’s a parent who stands up for teachers, and that is so important because too often people pretend that the interests of these two groups are opposed, when they are not. Everything he says here is true. The profession has been devalued, and we do need a seat at the table. But there’s one aspect of the issue that TC missed entirely: a gender analysis.
Teaching is a female dominated profession.
Because it is a profession dominated by women, making teaching more family-friendly will improve retention. School districts aren’t just competing with other districts or other professions for teachers. They’re also competing with babies.
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          Gary’s Blog: 25 Lessons You Must Learn to Be an Effective Leader   

Gary's Blog: 25 Lessons You Must Learn to Be an Effective Leader

1. One Life

You only get one at-bat in this game. Leave it all on the field. Carry no regrets. Look yourself in the mirror and ask, “What do I want to do for the rest of my life?” Do that. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.

 

2. Success Leaves Clues

Find a mentor that has what you want and learn from them! Spend time developing yourself daily, until your idols become your rivals.

 

3. When You Do Something, Something Happens

Motion creates emotion. All-out, massive action equals massive results.

 

4. All Excuses Are Equal

You want more than you have now? Prove it. You want to be the very best there is? Get out there and earn it.

 

5. Find Your ‘Why’ to Find Your Way

What drives you? If it's important enough, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse. Losers cry about the way they want it to be instead of reacting to the way it actually is.

 

6. Aspire to Inspire Before You Expire

Behind every smile is a story. Behind every story there is often a storm. Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.

 

7. Make Your Mess Your Message

Don’t be ashamed of your story; it’ll inspire others.

 

8. Do What You Gotta Do, So You Can Do What You Wanna Do

When you focus on problems, you'll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you'll have more opportunities.

 

9. Focus on the Fundamentals

99% of the things you worry about don’t matter. Get back to basics. They never change.

 

10. Under-Promise, Over-Deliver

Play the long-game. People matter. Relationships matter. Build lifetime value. Earn the sale.

 

11. People Don’t Know What They Don’t Know…Until They Know

Help ‘em learn, help ‘em get there. They can be taught. Never doubt your own experience.

 

12. Listen Louder

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Seek to understand before seeking to be understood.

 

13. Facts Tell, Stories Sell

Tell stories that show your business is human in the way it helps other humans. Make it a goal to have others say to themselves, “me too,” not “so what.”

 

14. People Hear Your Music, Not Your Words

Lead with passion. People want to be inspired to follow a vision. It’s your job to give that to them. Are you talking to them or at them?

 

15. Be a Product of the Products

Spark curiosity and conversations, and become a walking billboard for your success. Show that the products got you there.

 

16. Act Your Wage

Hustle isn't just working on the things you like. It means doing the things you don't enjoy so you can do the things you love.

 

17. If People Aren’t Interested in What You’re Doing, it's Because You’re Not Interesting

People follow passionate people who are in motion and know where they’re going. Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect and mirror what you admire.

 

18. Be the Leader You Wish You Had

Stop looking for a leader and be one! Don't be afraid to follow a different path. This is the definition of a leader.

 

19. Each One, Reach One; Each One, Teach One

It doesn’t matter what works, it only matters what duplicates. Your team will follow your example, not your advice.

 

20. The Fortune is in the Follow-up

Four exposures is the magic number. Jab, jab, jab, right hook. Give, give, give, ask (for business). When you provide a ton of value upfront, a funny thing happens—you practically guilt people into buying.

 

21. From Success to Significance

When you find success, never stop doing the things that got you there. Keep pounding the rock. Making a positive difference starts with people helping people. That's what gives your life true meaning.

 

22. NetWORK Marketing, Not NOTwork Marketing

Too many people who are self-employed act like they’re unemployed. The secret to success in network marketing is work!

 

23. Less Ego, More We Go

One team, one dream. One vision, one mission. Leadership is not about titles, positions or flow charts; it’s about one life influencing another.

 

24. The More We’re Blessed, the More of a Blessing We Must Be

Pass along your gifts and share your experiences with the people you love and care about most!

 

25. Be More

Do more, see more, help more, share more, inspire more. Always strive to be better than you were yesterday. Forget everyone else. Compete against yourself. Push yourself. Look in the mirror...that's your competition.

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          5 Tips for a Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Fourth of July   
It's always more fun when the Earth is happy, too.

With summer in full swing and the Fourth of July around the corner, everyone can benefit from a few tips on how to reduce the environmental footprint of their summer celebrations. Here are five tips to be more environmentally friendly for the Fourth of July (and all summer activities we take part in) and how we stay cool (as well as some motivating statistics to illustrate why its important to do so):

1. Take a stroll/hop on a bike

The average passenger vehicle emits 423 grams per mile, averaging about 5.1 metric tons a year so every bit counts when trying to reduce the miles we drive. Exhaust from cars also contributes to city’s heat island effect so can make the city feel even hotter. Instead of giving into our dependence on cars and fossil fuels, walk or bike to that Fourth of July BBQ you plan on attending, or carpool with a friend if it’s a longer trip. Getting a little sunshine, exercise, and reducing your carbon footprint is a win-win-win.

2. Pick up after yourself

Litter has environmental and economic impacts as well as threatens wildlife. Although not all litter is plastic, 90 percent of marine litter is with 10 million to 20 million tons of plastic entering the ocean every year. And this litter is coming from us: the top 10 items found on beach clean up day include food wrappers, beverage containers, and plastic bags. As you are out camping, having picnics, enjoying rivers and beaches don’t forget to leave with everything you came with. Let’s keep those beautiful places beautiful for generations to come!

3. Be conscious of your A/C use

In the U.S., about 100 million tons of carbon dioxide are emitted each year due to air conditioning use — an average of about two tons for each home with an A/C. If you plan on having guests over to enjoy Fourth of July festivities and plan on being inside, make sure the A/C is operating efficiently and minimize energy consumption. Clean out your air filters, cool only the rooms that you are using, and advise guests to keep doors and windows closed. Make sure all vents are open; closed vents mean that the system will work harder to maintain a constant temperature.

4. Replace the plastic

The U.S. generated almost 7 million tons of plastics as non-durable goods, such as plates and cups in 2012. Only 9 percent of the 14 million tons of total plastic waste was recycled (and we already mentioned where a high percentage went). It is easy to just grab a plastic water bottle on the go, but it is so much more fulfilling to fill up a reusable one. If you’re having guests over for the long weekend, try to use reusable silverware, cups, and plates which are the more environmentally friendly choice for your Fourth of July BBQ, and perhaps ask some close friends to help with dish-washing after.

5. Don’t forget the veggies

Livestock accounts for 14.5 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions with cattle-raising alone contributing 65 percent of the livestock sector’s GHGs. Our meat addiction also has environmental and social effects across borders as tropical forests continue to be cleared to meet increasing demands. Of course we love BBQs, but it’s no secret that eating vegetables is better for the environment. Show salads and summer veggies some love as well this Fourth of July!

Keep these tips in mind when you are out-and-about enjoying your summer in order to minimize the impact your Fourth of July activities have on the environment.

Do you have any tips for a more sustainable, eco-friendly Fourth of July? Share them in the comments.

 

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          Writing a Voice Activated SharePoint Todo List - IoT App on RPi   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/hroggero/archive/2017/05/16/writing-a-voice-activated-sharepoint-todo-list---iot-app.aspx

Ever wanted to write a voice activated system on an IoT device to keep track of your “todo list”, hear your commands being played back, and have the system send you a text message with your todo list when it’s time to walk out the door?  Well, I did. In this blog post, I will provide a high level overview of the technologies I used, why I used them, a few things I learned along the way, and partial code to assist with your learning curve if you decide to jump on this.  I also had the pleasure of demonstrating this prototype at Microsoft’s Community Connections in Atlanta in front of my colleagues.

How It Works

I wanted to build a system using 2 Raspberry Pis (one running Windows 10 IoT Core, and another running Raspbian) that achieved the following objectives:

  • * Have 2 RPis that communicate through the Azure Service Bus
    This was an objective of mine, not necessarily a requirement; the intent was to have two RPis running different Operating Systems communicate asynchronously without sharing the same network
  • * Learn about the Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK
    I didn’t want to send data to the cloud for speech recognition; so I needed an SDK on the RPi to perform this function; I chose the Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK for this purpose

    * Communicate to multiple cloud services without any SDK so that I could program the same way on Windows and Raspbian (Twilio, Azure Bus, Azure Table, SharePoint Online)
    I also wanted to minimize the learning curve of finding which SDK could run on a Windows 10 IoT Core, and Raspbian (Linux); so I used Enzo Unified to abstract the APIs and instead send simple HTTPS commands allowing me to have an SDK-less development environment (except for the Speech Recognition SDK). Seriously… go find an SDK for SharePoint Online for Raspbian and UWP (Windows 10 IoT Core).

The overall solution looks like this:

image

Technologies

In order to achieve the above objectives, I used the following bill of materials:

Technology Comment Link
2x Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Note that one RPi runs on Windows 10 IoT Core, and the other runs Raspbian http://amzn.to/2qnM6w7
Microphone I tried a few, but the best one I found for this project was the Mini AKIRO USB Microphone http://amzn.to/2pGbBtP
Speaker I also tried a few, and while there is a problem with this speaker on RPi and Windows, the Logitech Z50 was the better one http://amzn.to/2qrNkop
USB Keyboard I needed a simple way to have keyboard and mouse during while traveling, so I picked up the iPazzPort Mini Keyboard; awesome… http://amzn.to/2rm0FOh
Monitor You can use an existing monitor, but I also used the portable ATian 7 inch display. A bit small, but does the job. http://amzn.to/2pQ5She 
IoT Dashboard Utility that allows you to manage your RPis running Windows; make absolutely sure you run the latest build; it should automatically upgrade, but mine didn’t. http://bit.ly/2rmCWOU
Windows 10 IoT Core The Microsoft O/S used on one of the RPis; Use the latest build; mine was 15063; if you are looking for instructions on how to install Windows from a command prompt, the link provided proved useful  http://bit.ly/2pG9gik
Raspbian Your RPi may be delivered with an SD card preloaded with the necessary utilities to install Raspbian; connecting to a wired network makes the installation a breeze. http://bit.ly/2rbnp7u
Visual Studio 2015 I used VS2015, C#, to build the prototype for the Windows 10 IoT Core RPi http://bit.ly/2e6ZGj5
Python 3 On the Raspbian RPi, I used Python 3 to code. http://bit.ly/1L2Ubdb
Enzo Unified I installed and configured an Enzo Unified instance (version 1.7) in the Azure cloud; for Enzo to talk to SharePoint Online, Twilio, Azure Service Bus and Azure Storage, I also needed accounts with these providers. You can try Enzo Unified for free for 30 days. http://bit.ly/2rm4ymt

 

Things to Know

Creating a prototype involving the above technologies will inevitably lead you to collect a few nuggets along the way. Here are a few.

Disable Windows 10 IoT Core Updates

While disabling updates is generally speaking not recommended, IoT projects usually require a predictable environment that does not reboot in the middle of a presentation. In order to disable Windows Updates on this O/S I used information published Mike Branstein on his blog: http://bit.ly/2rcOXt9

Try different hardware, and keep your receipts…

I had to try a few different components to find the right ones; the normally recommended S-150 USB Logitech speakers did not work for me; I lost all my USB ports and network connectivity as soon as I plugged it in. Neither did the JLab USB Laptop speakers. I also tried the 7.1 Channel USB External Sound Card but was unable to make it work (others were successful). For audio input, I also tried the VAlinks Mini Flexible USB microphone; while it worked well, it picked up too much noise compared to the AKIRO, and became almost unusable in a room with 20 people where you have background noise.

Hotel WiFi Connections

This was one of the most frustrating part of this whole experience on Windows 10 IoT Core. You should know that this operating system does not currently come equipped with a browser. This means that you cannot easily connect to a hotel network since this usually requires starting a browser so that you can enter a user id and password provided by the hotel. Further more, since there is also no possible way to “forget” a previously registered network, you can find yourself in a serious bind… I first purchased the Skyroam Mobile Hotspot, hoping it would provide the answer. Unfortunately the only time I tried it, in Tampa Florida, the device could not obtain a connection. So I ended up adding a browser object into my UWP application and force it to refresh a specific image every time I start the app; this will force the hotel login page to show up when needed. I am still looking for a good solution to this problem.

Speech Privacy Policy on Windows

Because parts of the code I am running leverages the underlying APIs of Cortana, it seems that you must accept the Cortana privacy policy; this is required only the first time you run the application, but is obviously a major nightmare for applications you may want to ship. I am not aware of any programmatic workaround at this time. This stackoverflow post provides information about this policy and how to accept it.

How It Looks Like

A picture is worth a thousand words… so here is the complete setup:

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C# Code

Since this is an ongoing prototype I will not share the complete code at this time; however I will share a few key components/techniques I used to make this work.

Speech Recognition

I used both continuous dictation speech recognition, and grammar-based recognition from the Microsoft Speech Recognition API. The difference is that the first one gives you the ability to listen to “anything” being said, and the other will only give you a set of results that match the expected grammar. Both methods give you a degree of confidence so you can decide if the command/text input was sufficiently clear. The following class provides a mechanism for detecting input either through continuous dictation or using a grammar file. The timeout ensures that you do not wait forever. This code also returns the confidence level of the capture.

 

using Enzo.UWP;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Windows.ApplicationModel;
using Windows.Devices.Gpio;
using Windows.Media.SpeechRecognition;
using Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis;
using Windows.Storage;

namespace ClientIoT
{

    public class VoiceResponse
    {
        public string Response = null;
        public double RawConfidence = 0;
    }

    public class VoiceInput
    {
        private const int SPEECH_TIMEOUT = 3;
        private System.Threading.Timer verifyStatus;
        private string lastInput = "";
        private double lastRawConfidence = 0;
        private bool completed = false;
        private bool success = false;

        public async Task<VoiceResponse> WaitForText(string grammarFile)
        {
            return await WaitForText(SPEECH_TIMEOUT, grammarFile);
        }

        public async Task<VoiceResponse> WaitForText(int timeout = SPEECH_TIMEOUT, string grammarFile = null)
        {
            var resp = new VoiceResponse();
            try
            {
                success = false;
                completed = false;
                lastInput = "";
                lastRawConfidence = 0;

                SpeechRecognizer recognizerInput;
                DateTime dateNow = DateTime.UtcNow;

                recognizerInput = new SpeechRecognizer();
                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.ResultGenerated += ContinuousRecognitionSession_InputResultGenerated;
                recognizerInput.StateChanged += InputRecognizerStateChanged;
                recognizerInput.Timeouts.BabbleTimeout = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(timeout);
                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.Completed += ContinuousRecognitionSession_Completed;
                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.AutoStopSilenceTimeout = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(SPEECH_TIMEOUT);
                recognizerInput.Constraints.Clear();

                if (grammarFile != null)
                {
                    StorageFile grammarContentFile = await Package.Current.InstalledLocation.GetFileAsync(grammarFile);
                    SpeechRecognitionGrammarFileConstraint grammarConstraint = new SpeechRecognitionGrammarFileConstraint(grammarContentFile);
                    recognizerInput.Constraints.Add(grammarConstraint);
                }

                var compilationResult = await recognizerInput.CompileConstraintsAsync();

                // If successful, display the recognition result.
                if (compilationResult.Status != SpeechRecognitionResultStatus.Success)
                {
                    Debug.WriteLine(" ** VOICEINPUT - VoiceCompilationError - Status: " + compilationResult.Status);
                }

                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.AutoStopSilenceTimeout = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(timeout);
                recognizerInput.RecognitionQualityDegrading += RecognizerInput_RecognitionQualityDegrading;
                await recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.StartAsync();

                System.Threading.SpinWait.SpinUntil(() =>
                    completed
                );
               
                resp = new VoiceResponse() { Response = lastInput, RawConfidence = lastRawConfidence };
               
                try
                {
                    recognizerInput.Dispose();
                    recognizerInput = null;
                }
                catch (Exception ex)
                {
                    Debug.WriteLine("** WaitForText (1) - Dispose ** " + ex.Message);
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex2)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("** WaitForText ** " + ex2.Message);
            }
            return resp;
        }

        private void RecognizerInput_RecognitionQualityDegrading(SpeechRecognizer sender, SpeechRecognitionQualityDegradingEventArgs args)
        {
            try
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("VOICE INPUT - QUALITY ISSUE: " + args.Problem.ToString());
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("** VOICE INPUT - RecognizerInput_RecognitionQualityDegrading ** " + ex.Message);
            }
        }

        private void ContinuousRecognitionSession_Completed(SpeechContinuousRecognitionSession sender, SpeechContinuousRecognitionCompletedEventArgs args)
        {
            if (args.Status == SpeechRecognitionResultStatus.Success
                || args.Status == SpeechRecognitionResultStatus.TimeoutExceeded)
                success = true;
            completed = true;
           
        }

        private void ContinuousRecognitionSession_InputResultGenerated(SpeechContinuousRecognitionSession sender, SpeechContinuousRecognitionResultGeneratedEventArgs args)
        {
            try
            {
                lastInput = "";
                if ((args.Result.Text ?? "").Length > 0)
                {
                    lastInput = args.Result.Text;
                    lastRawConfidence = args.Result.RawConfidence;
                    Debug.WriteLine(" " + lastInput);
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("** ContinuousRecognitionSession_InputResultGenerated ** " + ex.Message);
            }
        }

        private void InputRecognizerStateChanged(SpeechRecognizer sender, SpeechRecognizerStateChangedEventArgs args)
        {
            Debug.WriteLine("  Input Speech recognizer state: " + args.State.ToString());
        }
    }
}

For example, if you want to wait for a “yes/no” confirmation, with a 3 second timeout, you would call the above code as such:

var yesNoResponse = await (new VoiceInput()).WaitForText(3, YESNO_FILE);

And the yes/no grammar file looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<grammar
  version="1.0"
  xml:lang="en-US"
  root="enzoCommands"
  xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/06/grammar"
  tag-format="semantics/1.0">

  <rule id="root">
    <item>
      <ruleref uri="#enzoCommands"/>
      <tag>out.command=rules.latest();</tag>
    </item>
  </rule>

  <rule id="enzoCommands">
    <one-of>
      <item> yes </item>
      <item> yep </item>
      <item> yeah </item>
      <item> no </item>
      <item> nope </item>
      <item> nah </item>
    </one-of>
  </rule>

</grammar>

Calling Enzo Unified using HTTPS to Add a SharePoint Item

Another important part of the code is its ability to interact with other services through Enzo Unified, so that no SDK is needed on the UWP application. For an overview on how to access SharePoint Online through Enzo Unified, see this previous blog post.

The following code shows how to easily add an item to a SharePoint list through Enzo Unified. Posting this request to Enzo requires two parameters (added as headers) called “name” and “data” (data is an XML string containing the column names and values to be added as a list item).

public static async Task SharePointAddItem(string listName, string item)
{
            string enzoCommand = "/bsc/sharepoint/addlistitemraw";
            List<KeyValuePair<string, string>> headers = new List<KeyValuePair<string, string>>();

            string data = string.Format("<root><Title>{0}</Title></root>", item);

            headers.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, string>("name", listName));
            headers.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, string>("data", data));

            await SendRequestAsync(HttpMethod.Post, enzoCommand, headers);
}

And the SendRequestAsync method below shows you how to call Enzo Unified. Note that I added two cache control filters to avoid HTTP caching, and additional flags for calling Enzo Unified on an HTTPS port where a self-signed certificate is installed.

private static async Task<string> SendRequestAsync(HttpMethod method, string enzoCommand, List<KeyValuePair<string, string>> headers)
{
            string output = "";
            var request = EnzoUnifiedRESTLogin.BuildHttpWebRequest(method, enzoCommand, headers);
           
            var filter = new Windows.Web.Http.Filters.HttpBaseProtocolFilter();
            if (IGNORE_UNTRUSTEDCERT_ERROR)
            {
                filter.IgnorableServerCertificateErrors.Add(Windows.Security.Cryptography.Certificates.ChainValidationResult.Untrusted);
                filter.IgnorableServerCertificateErrors.Add(Windows.Security.Cryptography.Certificates.ChainValidationResult.InvalidName);
            }
            filter.CacheControl.ReadBehavior = Windows.Web.Http.Filters.HttpCacheReadBehavior.MostRecent;
            filter.CacheControl.WriteBehavior = Windows.Web.Http.Filters.HttpCacheWriteBehavior.NoCache;

            Windows.Web.Http.HttpClient httpClient = new Windows.Web.Http.HttpClient(filter);

            try
            {
                using (var response = await httpClient.SendRequestAsync(request))
                {
                    output = await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(" ** Send Http request error: " + ex.Message);
            }
            return output;
}

Last but not least, the BuildHttpWebRequest method looks like this; it ensures that the proper authentication headers are added, along with the authentication identifier for Enzo:

public static Windows.Web.Http.HttpRequestMessage BuildHttpWebRequest(Windows.Web.Http.HttpMethod httpmethod, string uri, List<KeyValuePair<string,string>> headers)
{
            bool hasClientAuth = false;

            Windows.Web.Http.HttpRequestMessage request = new Windows.Web.Http.HttpRequestMessage();

            request.Method = httpmethod;
            request.RequestUri = new Uri(ENZO_URI + uri);

            if (headers != null && headers.Count() > 0)
            {
                foreach (KeyValuePair<string, string> hdr in headers)
                {
                    request.Headers[hdr.Key] = hdr.Value;
                }
            }

            if (!hasClientAuth)
                request.Headers["authToken"] = ENZO_AUTH_GUID;

            return request;
}

Text to Speech

There is also the Text to Speech aspect, where the system speaks back what it heard, before confirming and acting on the command. Playing back is actually a bit strange in the sense that it requires a UI thread. In addition, it seems that Windows 10 IoT Core and Raspberry Pi don’t play nice together; it seems that every time a playback occurs, a loud tick can be heard before and after. A solution appears to be using USB speakers, but none worked for me. The code below simply plays back a specific text and waits a little while in an attempt to give enough time for the playback to finish (the code is non-blocking, so the SpinWait attempts to block the code until completion of the playback).

private async Task Say(string text)
{
            SpeechSynthesisStream ssstream = null;

            try
            {
                SpeechSynthesizer ss = new SpeechSynthesizer();
                ssstream = await ss.SynthesizeTextToStreamAsync(text);
            }
            catch (Exception exSay)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine(" ** SPEECH ERROR (1) ** - " + exSay.Message);
            }

            var task1 = this.Dispatcher.RunAsync(Windows.UI.Core.CoreDispatcherPriority.Normal, async () =>
            {
                try
                {
                    await media.PlayStreamAsync(ssstream);
                }
                catch (Exception exSay)
                {
                    Debug.WriteLine(" ** SPEECH ERROR (2) ** - " + exSay.Message);
                }
            });

            // Wait a little for the speech to complete
            System.Threading.SpinWait.SpinUntil(() => 1 == 0, lastInput.Length * 150);

}

Calling the above code is trivial:

await Say("I am listening");

 

Python

The code in python was trivial to build; this RPi was responsible for monitoring events in the Azure Service Bus and turning on/off the LED attached to it. The following pseudo code shows how to call Enzo Unified from Python without using any SDK:

import sys
import urllib
import urllib2
import requests

enzourl_receiveMsg=”http://…/bsc/azurebus/receivedeletefromsubscription”
enzo_guid=”secretkeygoeshere”
topicName=”enzoiotdemo-general”
subName=”voicelight”

while 1=1
   try:
      headers={‘topicname’:topicName,
         ‘authToken’:enzoguid,
         ‘subname’:subName,
         ‘count’:1,
         ‘timeoutSec’:1
      }
      response=requests.get(enzourl_receiveMsg,headers=headers)
      resp=response.json()
      if (len(resp[‘data’][‘Table1’]) > 0
         #extract response here…

 

Conclusion

This prototype demonstrated that while there were a few technical challenges along the way, it was relatively simple to build a speech recognition engine that can understand commands using Windows 10 IoT Core, .NET, and the Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK. 

Further more, the intent of this project was also to demonstrate that Enzo Unified made it possible to code against multiple services without the need for an SDK on the client side regardless of the platform and the development language.  Abstracting SDKs through simple HTTP calls makes it possible to access Twilio, SharePoint Online, Azure services and much more without any additional libraries on the client system.

About Herve Roggero

Herve Roggero, Microsoft Azure MVP, @hroggero, is the founder of Enzo Unified (http://www.enzounified.com/). Herve's experience includes software development, architecture, database administration and senior management with both global corporations and startup companies. Herve holds multiple certifications, including an MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Herve is the co-author of "PRO SQL Azure" and “PRO SQL Server 2012 Practices” from Apress, a PluralSight author, and runs the Azure Florida Association.


          MyGet Command Line Authentication for Windows NuGet   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/BobHardister/archive/2017/05/04/myget-command-line-authentication-for-windows-nuget.aspx

When using Windows and the NuGet package manager:

nuget.exe sources Add|Update -Name feedName -UserName user -Password secret

          Adopt a SQL orphan   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/NibblesAndBits/archive/2017/05/04/adopt-a-sql-orphan.aspx

All DBAs have been asked to copy a database from one SQL instance to another.  Even if the instances are identical, the relationship (SID) between the logins and table users are broken.  Microsoft includes sp_change_users_login to help mitigate this problem, but using the stored procedure must be done database by database, or even user by user, which can take a significant amount of time.  Consider the time it takes to migrate an entire server, or create a secondary instance.

 

Why not automate the process.  Instead of taking hours, the following Powershell script will fix the orphans first, and then drop any table users that do not have a corresponding login.  You’ll be done in seconds instead of hours…..but that will be our little secret.  Winking smile

 


IMPORT-MODULE -name SQLPS -DisableNameChecking

$Server = 'Myserver'  
$ProdServer = new-object ('microsoft.sqlserver.management.smo.server') $server
$ProdLogins = $ProdServer.Logins.name


foreach ($database in $prodserver.Databases)
{
$db = $database.Name.ToString()
$IsSystem = $database.IsSystemObject
$ProdSchemas = $database.Schemas.name

    #######################################
    # Auto-Fix Orphaned user with a login                #
    #######################################
    foreach ($user in $database.users | select name, login | where{$_.name -in $ProdLogins -and $_.login -eq ""}) 
    {
    $sqlcmd = "USE " + $db + " EXEC sp_change_users_login 'Auto_Fix','" + $user.name + "'"
    invoke-sqlcmd -query $sqlcmd -serverinstance $Server
    }

    #######################################
    # Drop table users that have no login                 #
    #######################################
    foreach ($user in $database.users | select name, login | where{$_.name -notin $ProdLogins -and $_.name -notin $ProdSchemas -and $_.login -eq "" -and $db -notin ('SSISDB','ReportServer','ReportServerTempDb') -and $IsSystem -eq $false})
    {
    $sqlcmd = "USE [" + $db + "]
        IF  EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.database_principals WHERE name = N'" + $user.name + "')
        DROP USER [" + $user.name + "]
        GO"
    invoke-sqlcmd -query $sqlcmd -serverinstance $Server
    }
}


 

In this example, I’ve excluded system databases and the SSRS and SSIS databases.  You can include/exclude any databases you want.  A version of this script has helped me with numerous server migrations, and continues to be a way to keep production instances in sync.  I’ve also used it to do nightly production refreshes to a development environment without causing problems for the users.  Give it a try, but don’t forget to add some logging (I removed mine in the example to simplify the code.).  So get going….adopt an orphan!


          Apple développe une technique de suivi du diabète   
Le géant informatique Apple développe depuis plusieurs années, et dans le plus grand secret, une technique destinée à considérablement faciliter le suivi du diabète via des capteurs, a rapporté mercredi la chaîne américaine CNBC. Selon CNBC, qui dit se baser sur trois sources sans citer leurs noms, le projet s’inscrit dans une idée lancée par […]
          Secretary - Biology - Denton, TX   
Performs clerical duties in a variety of University settings. Schedules appointments and assists students, faculty, staff, or the general public with department... $2,155 a month
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          Orlena De Miguel pone en valor el papel de la ganadería y la agricultura en Guadalajara   

Viernes, 30 de junio de 2017 - En Guadalajara

Orlena de Miguel, Portavoz de Ciudadanos en Castilla-La Mancha, y Antonio De Lamo, Secretario Autonómico de Relaciones Institucionales han mantenido un encuentro con Antonio Zahonero, Presidente de APAG. Así, De Miguel ha comentado que “no podemos olvidar que en Guadalajara existen, también, otro tipo de sectores de producción como puede ser el industrial. Así, tenemos una Guadalajara...


          El concejal, Diego Gallardo denuncia las “Maniobras” del Secretario General de Podemos en Illescas   

Viernes, 30 de junio de 2017 - En Toledo

El concejal de la formación morada, ISP, apunta al secretario general de Podemos en Illescas como artífice del declive de la formación que a día de hoy no cuenta con más de 5 o máximo 8 participantes


          Jury finds United States can seize Iran-linked office tower   
A jury in New York on Thursday found that the U.S. government can seize a Manhattan office building from a nonprofit foundation accused of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. The jury in a Manhattan federal court said the Alavi Foundation, majority owner of an office tower at 650 Fifth Avenue, knew that its partner and the building's minority owner, Assa Corp, was a front for Iran, and helped conceal the fact. Jurors said the government had proven that the property was involved in or traceable to money laundering. The government wanted to seize the 36-story building, which could be worth nearly $1 billion, to benefit people with legal judgments against Iran relating to bombings and other attacks. "In this trial, 650 Fifth Avenue’s secret was laid bare for all to see," said Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim in Manhattan, whose office represented the government. "On behalf of all of our clients, we are extremely pleased with the decision and the verdict handed down today," said
          El municipio de Ocaña recibe el premio de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes y Ciencias Históricas de Toledo por la conservación y protección de su Patrimonio   

Viernes, 30 de junio de 2017 - En Toledo

La sillería del Convento de los Dominicos de Ocaña ha acogido la V Entrega de Premios de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes y Ciencias Históricas (RABACHT), acto presidido por la alcaldesa de la localidad, Remedios Gordo, junto al director de la RABACHT, Jesús Carrobles, el viceconsejero de Cultura, Jesús Carrascosa, el secretario de la RABACHT, Francisco M. Fernández, y el prior del...


          Motorsport: Triple Eight in secret test of V6 Holden   
The V6 engine is a lap closer to making it to the Supercars grid after Triple Eight Race Engineering underwent top-secret testing for the first time this week.On a landmark day for the future of the sport, these exclusive images...
          Ex-State Street executive pleads guilty in U.S. fraud case   
A former State Street Corp executive pleaded guilty on Wednesday in connection with what U.S. prosecutors said was a scheme to defraud six clients through secret commissions on billions of dollars worth of trades. Edward Pennings, a former senior managing director in State Street's London office, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to one count of conspiring to commit wire fraud and securities fraud, prosecutors said. Pennings is one of three former State Street executives to face U.S. charges in connection with the probe. The Boston-based bank in January to agree to pay $64.6 million to resolve related U.S. criminal and civil investigations. A lawyer for Pennings, who lives in Britain, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A second former executive, Richard Boomgaardt, who lives in Britain and was head of State Street's transition management desk for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is expected to plead guilty on July 12, according to court records. The
          AEE 469: Three Secrets to a Cover Letter That Wins You The Job   

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          The Secret Grave   
Ruby, Lois. The Secret Grave
June 27th 2017 by Scholastic Paperbacks
E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline

Hannah and her large, bustling family like living in an old mansion, Nightshade, that had been briefly inhabited by ancestors, even if it makes the summers away from town seem longer and more humid. When Hannah is out in the woods, she meets the mysterious Cady, who wants to be her friend. Cady gets out and about a little, but generally wants to meet Hannah in the woods. She is also not fond of anyone who comes between her and Hannah, and starts to dress like her in an unsettling way. Hannah is even more unnerved when Cady sets off her brother Scooter's life threatening asthma on purpose, and when spooky occurrences take place back at the house. The death of one of the owners years ago seems to have led to many unresolved issues as well as a couple of threatening ghosts. When her friends return from their vacations, will they be able to help Hannah solve the mystery before life at Nightshade becomes truly dangerous?
Strengths: What this lacked in creepy moments at the beginning of the book, it made up for in friend and family drama. Scooter's sever asthma was interesting, and not something I've seen in middle grade literature, although I have many students with asthma. The older sister's desire to go to college and leave her family behind was also a nice touch. This did get creepy later on, and it was fairly apparent to me what Cady's issues were, but she was odd enough that I wasn't entirely certain.
Weaknesses: The Irish grandmother seemed odd, and as far as I can tell, there were no Studebakers manufactured in 1984. (Said grandmother is described as driving one she purchased off  eBay.)
What I really think: I need to read the descriptions on Edelweiss more closely. My students are not fond of paperbacks, and they don't hold up. Luckily, this is available from Follett in a prebound copy. Will purchase a copy.

30653883
Bernstein, Jonathan. Live Free, Spy Hard (Bridget Wilder #3)
April 11th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books
Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central

Bridget really tries to be more like her perfect cheerleader sister, Natalie, but it's hard when you are secretly working as a spy and occasionally have to step out without explanation to, say, save a lot of restaurant patrons from being poisoned. When Natalie is chosen to be the face of a new campaign by the president's wife, Bridget manages to save people from a mutant insect attack... but also get fire extinguisher foam all over the first lady. Jocelyn Brennan isn't pleased when (using her suspension as an excuse to her unaware parents) Bridget is assigned to impersonate the Jamie, the presidential daughter, who has been uncooperative with the campaign. Using nanomask technology and a wig, Bridget is a convincing Jamie. She is almost too convincing when she manages to slip and take a tumble just like the first daughter has done in the past. This infuriates Jamie, but Bridget manages to not only repair her reputation by staging a spontaneous dance routine at another event, but even bonds with Jamie over their love of the boy band L4E. When Jamie goes missing, Bridget is easy to blame. With the help of new annoyance Adam Pacific (and even DaleTookey), she sets out to uncover a major national scandal that involves presidential candidate Morgan Font without her parents realizing why she is gone.

Bridget irrepressibly goes from catastrophe to catastrophe, utilizing nanomarbles, deep fried Mars bars and Cheerminators to further her goals. Since Bridget has been learning spy techniques, she doesn't have to rely on the gadgets quite as much, although it never hurts to have an Uber account.

Carter Strike and Irina don't play as large a role in this volume, except that Bridget's mother remains very irritated by Irina's dashing, exotic style. Carter does save the day from time to time, and is always helpful is smoothing things over with Bridget's family. Jamie and the presidential family are an interesting addition, and adds Bridget Wilder to the list of children who are secret agents protecting the presidents' children, just like Bradford's Connor Reeves, and  Jones' Clayton Stone.

This walks the line between humorous and goofy beautifully, and should be a popular choice with both fans of Carter's Gallagher Girls and Rylander's Codename Zero.


Ms. Yingling
          Books I Read   
Below, you will find a list of all the books I read between the 2008-2011. I link to those I recommend.



Adult Non-Fiction


Adult Fiction


Adult Religious


Young Adult [Note: These titles vary greatly in recommended grade levels. Review carefully before assigning to students.]

          Reeling from Horrifying GOP Health Care Bills? Just wait till you lose your Voting Rights, just around the corner.    
While everyone is still wondering how Republicans could ever seriously fix their health care bills that drop 22 to 23 million Americans with a few more insane amendments, voting rights is about to take a huge hit:
The Republican presidential tactic of crippling agencies you don't like by putting either the incompetent or the actively hostile in charge of them (continues) ... Kris Kobach, the godfather of the national movement to suppress the votes of people the GOP would prefer not to exercise the franchise (was) named as vice-chairman of his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a snipe hunt the only apparent purpose of which is maintaining the fiction that masses of people, many of them brown, are gaming our elections. 
Here's the most damning news that might just alert us to specific Republican governors who take the bait:
Kobach wrote a letter to his fellow secretaries of state that left many jaws on the floor. From The Kansas City Star: In a Wednesday letter, Kobach asked the Connecticut secretary of state's office to provide the commission with all publicly available voter roll data, including the full names of all registered voters along with their addresses, dates of birth, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, voting history and other personal information ... he sent similar letters to election officials in every state. 

Quite simply, any secretary of state who complies with this request is either too stupid to hold the job, or is in sympathy with Kobach's goal of whitewashing the electorate.  Alex Padilla, the Secretary of State for California, said, "California's participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach. The President's Commission is a waste of taxpayer money and a distraction from the real threats to the integrity of our elections today: aging voting systems and documented Russian interference in our elections."

Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill was a bit more discreet: "The courts have repudiated his methods on multiple occasions but often after the damage has been done to voters. Given Secretary Kobach's history we find it very difficult to have confidence in the work of this commission."
BREAKING: Scott Walker gives up voter information to Trump's big government demands. Hey, we just had a recount too. All is well?

Wisconsin elections officials said Friday that they'll sell some voter information to a presidential commission investigating election fraud. Administrator Mike Haas issued a statement Friday saying data is available for purchase and the commission must release it to buyers, adding that the commission routinely sells the information to political parties, candidates and researchers. The commission would charge the presidential panel $12,500 for the data.
Having done a lot of research on "the right to vote," I found that despite the guarantee in the 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments...with help from the Voting Rights Act (now destroyed by activist conservative Justices), voting seems to be the least defended squishy right ever. In fact, I could make the argument that women and African Americans were definitely given the right to vote, but anyone else including white guys...nope.

What if Obama did this? Always the best test against hypocritical Republican policy:
As Vanita Gupta points out in that same K.C. Star report, if someone in the Obama administration had made this request, at the very least, there would be a full week of howler monkeys screaming about federalism from every perch in every conservative think-tank in the jungle. At the most, there would be hearing after hearing about the Obama administration's plan to seed thousands of the president's fellow Kenyans in every crucial precinct in Ohio and Florida. What's more important, though, is that the national campaign to roll back voting rights now has reached the highest levels of government, with the blessing of the president* and the president*-in-waiting. This is the final step backwards across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

          Lawsuit Alleges Sprint Used Trade Secrets To Sink RadioShack   

Sprint is facing down a lawsuit from a committee of RadioShack creditors who say that the carrier obtained trade secrets from RadioShack and used them to open competing stores that contributed to the technology chain’s demise. According to these creditors, Sprint’s actions were one of the leading causes of RadioShack having to close up shop. […]

The post Lawsuit Alleges Sprint Used Trade Secrets To Sink RadioShack appeared first on AndroidHeadlines.com |.


          NCSS Leadership Conference Notes   
Accessing Funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)
Presented by Beth Ratway

The meeting began with an introduction of the attendees and discussion of how states are connecting internally.

Money is currently available through SFSF, Race to the Top, SIG, i3, ED Tech, TIF, SLDA, and TQP. All of these run through IDEA and Title I.

The types of questions social studies councils should be seeking to answer include:

  • How do standards and assessment impact your work?
  • How can you use data to improve the work of your council?

The currently education landscape focuses on ARRA, I3, NCLB, and 21st Century Skills.

ARRA: 4 Assurances expected of those seeking to procure funding

  • Support effective teachers and school leaders
  • Improve the use of data (Data systems: fully implementing a statewide longitudinal data system, accessing and using state data, and using data to improve instruction)
  • Complete the implementation of high standards and high-quality assessments
  • Turn around persistently low-performing schools, whole-school reform, and targeted approaches to reform.

In addition, states should be focused on developing and adopting common standards, developing and implementing common, high-quality assessments, supporting transition to enhanced standards and high quality assessments.

The key is to find the intersecting nodes for standards and assessments, teacher and leadership effectiveness, support for struggling schools, and _____.

Race to the Top Funds go to state educational agencies, school improvement grants, investing in innovation funds, educational technology, teacher incentive fund, and statewide data system. As social studies councils, the focus should probably be the i3 (Investing in Innovation Fund)Funds (a part of the third phase of funding. For this grant, the interest is in improving student achievement or student growth from high-need students and promoting school readiness. Only LEAs or non-profit organizations can get this in collaboration with an LEA.

Funding focuses on three levels: development of research-based theories ($5 m award), validation (up to $30 m award), and scale-up ($50 m award).

To receive the grant, there must be 20% private sector funding, conduct independent program evaluation, cooperate with technical assistants, etc.

Other interested topics include improving early learning outcomes, supporting college access and success, assisting ELL and disabled students, serve schools in rural LEAs. If applications address these issues, they will receive preference.

All proposals should include partnerships (e.g., with other LEAs, other social studies councils).

Beth recommended the following resource for assessing higher level thinking objectives: Authentic Intellectual Work by Ken Newman (a way to look at depth of knowledge and other educational outcomes)

ARRA grants should be in the million dollar range, the grants should be pretty competitive, and they will probably be due around the spring/ summer.


Legislative Briefing

Presented by Della Cronin

Some of the concepts that appeal to Secretary Duncan are charter school and pay for performance. The interest on Capitol Hill, however, has been on health care, not education. Duncan has stated publicly that NCLB has its good and bad points and noted that we have had a narrowing of the curriculum as a result of the legislation.

There appears to be a focus on preparing children in early childhood as a way to support the overall goal of having all students graduate from high school and increase college enrollments.

There is a bill from Rockefeller that would provide funds to states to support 21st century learning. Senator Kennedy and Senator Alexander introduced a bill that would expand the sample size for the NAEP civics exam and place an emphasis on history assessments. Nothing is currently moving out of the re-authorization process.

There appear to be concerns about equity and access in education. The rural areas and inner-city schools appear to facing the brunt of America's contemporary financial status.

Make sure when coupling terms, we include citizenship (e.g., "College, Career, and Citizenship").


          Secret parking perks for pols   
If New York City is going to grant special parking privileges to select insiders, is it really too much to ask that the perk be publicly reported? Politico this week exposed the fact that City Hall won’t reveal which elected officials get placards with what extra parking rights. “It’s the greatest perk in the world,”...
          MN Sec. Of State Won’t Hand Data To Trump Voting Commission   
Trump has alleged, without evidence, that millions voted illegally in the 2016 elections.
          Jang Hyuk para el nuevo drama de Poseidón   



Después de abandonar la melo-drama de fantasía de Secret Garden (que se sustituye por Hyun Bin, historia de fondo aquí), Jang Hyuk está cerca de elegir su próximo proyecto: próximo drama de acción y aventura de Poseidón.Piense dios del mar no, el cine de acción de Hollywood acerca de hundir barcos.El drama, escrito por el guionista Jo Kyu-won (IRIS) y dirigida por DP Yoo Chul-yong (All In, HIT, Swallow the Sun), se trata de la Guardia Costera. Er, no estoy seguro de si la Guardia Costera es correcto, ya que no es militar, sino más bien la policía océano. Si hay una mejor manera de clasificar oficialmente "policías de los barcos," entonces que había que estar.Yo no conozco a ningún otro detalles de la trama, pero si el escritor de IRIS está detrás de él, le espera una intriga, explosiones y armas de fuego. Realmente no me importa siempre y cuando se trata de trabajo vestido como él está por encima.El papel principal fue programado originalmente para Kang Ji-hwan, pero su batalla legal (en materia de contratos) que participan de la compañía de producción para el teatro, así que volvieron sus ojos hacia la nueva disposición Jang Hyuk por el liderato. Actualmente está leyendo el guión, y buscando en el proyecto favorablemente.

          OTTB Secret History: Theo’s Story   
As a horse crazy girl, the day I was financially stable enough in my nursing career to buy a horse was one of the most exciting days of my life! I tried somewhere around 15
          Apple secrets: Most leaks come out of the mothership   

LOS ANGELES - Apple is known for its secrecy, but journalists and bloggers have nonetheless reported about many of the company's recent products beforehand.

A new report now suggests that most of these leaks come directly from Apple employees, as opposed to contract manufacturers.

The Outline got its hands on a recording of an internal briefing on Apple's fight against leaks. The company is running an internal global security team to fight leaks, and hunt down leakers.

The team is being led by former members of US spy agencies, and reportedly spent three years on investigating, and eventually unmasking, one leaker.

These kinds of internal investigations aren't unheard of in tech. Most of the big tech companies employ internal security teams for this very purpose, and often use a number of tricks to unmask leakers.

However, Apple is unique in that it manufactures large numbers of devices in secrecy in order to be able to sell the next iPhone just days after it is being announced.

In the past, this often led to leaks coming out of the massive factories in China that make Apple's products.

But Apple and its contract manufacturers have reportedly been able to crack down on leaks at manufacturers in recent years.

In 2013, employees at factories assembling the iPhone stole some 19,000 enclosures before the device was even announced, and then sold them on the black market.

In 2014, that number was down to 387. By 2016, Apple only had 4 stolen enclosures.

These enclosures are particularly sensitive for Apple, since they reveal the screen size, ports and other key elements of a device.

However, while leaks overseas have been stopped, there is still plenty of leaking going on at Apple itself.

That why the company is encouraging employees not to talk to anyone, not even their families, about their work. That approach seems to have its limits, as the leaked recording about leaking shows.

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          A room full of Republicans just addressed climate change, here’s why   

The House Armed Services Committee passed an amendment recognizing climate change as a threat to national security. The amendment tells the defense secretary to take steps to address it.

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          Said how does one    
The distracted article give or take a few physiological state apnea is that various of the physiological state apnea symtoms can be misconstrued to be something that they aren't. For example, one of the classic symtoms of sleep lightly symptom is deflation. However, when you're awareness depressed you by and large go to a therapist, not your initial guardianship doc. As a result, the healer will work next to you to delicacy your depression, but no entity what he or she does, the heart cause of it will be untouched. As a result, the sleep apnea will keep on and you'll proceed to suffer the melancholy. Moreover, as the symptom progresses you'll commence to quality more and more depressed, next to no existent prospect of inkling greater until you find soul who can sort the linkage to the snoozing pandemonium.Unfortunately, deflation is solely one of the numerous physiological state apnea symtoms that flummox doctors. Anxiety, crossness and separate behaviour changes all are signs of slumber symptom. However, when a psychiatrist is bestowed beside these symtoms, he or she may logically surmise that the longanimous is major affective disorder or schizophrenic. Again, the remedy that will be given in these cases will have null to do beside resolution the actual hurdle. That said, how does one cognise whether or not they're really depressed or bipolar, as opposed to when they're honorable experiencing the broadside personal estate of slumber apnea?The statement to this examine isn't an easy one. The fastest way to go something like respondent it, however, is to air for these symtoms to be united beside otherwise nod off apnea symtoms. Signs to be conscious of count bated sex drive, getting up often in the in-between of the night to urinate, headaches, blaring snoring and passage pathology. Also, if you're sweaty to a great extent at darkness it may not have anything to do with the heat of your freedom. Heavy sweaty is yet another symtom of take a nap apnea.Post ads:Leyden & Sons Williamsburg Satchel (Tobacco Brown, Leather / Sony VAIO Leather Carrying Case for Laptop (VGPCKS4/B) / Girls Umbrella for Kids - Parasol Design with Ruffles / Coleman 19'' x 23'' Poly Dunk Bag / Eagle Creek Pack-It Wallaby / Victoria's Secret LOVE PINK 17 Inch Laptop Case Sleeve - / Outdoor Products Moxie Day Pack / Kuzy 2-in-1 Rubberized Satin Hard Case and Keyboard Cover / Samsonite Triple Gusset Wheeled 15.4 Computer Laptop / 15 15.6 inch Pink Butterfly Design Laptop Sleeve Bag / JanSport Cross Talk 15" Laptop Messenger / TopCase Macbook Pro 13" 13-inch (A1278/with or withoutPost ads:
          MasterChef: 2. Tecnicas de coccion y conservacion [2014] [WebRip]   
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          AEE 263: Why Ignorance is Bliss When It Comes to Learning English   

Can ignorance help you learn English?

On today’s Deep Thoughts Thursday, learn the secret to success, and how you can apply it to learning English!

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          NO B.S. FRIDAY: End of the Secret Fascists   
Populism is on the rise, but I’m not worried. What’s actually wrong with ‘populism’? (Seriously. Asking for a friend.) More and more I’m hearing this term bandied about. It always comes as an insult. But it doesn’t seem to have any consistent political flavour. Supporting gay-marriage? Populist. Being anti-immigration? Populist. Supporting minimum wage increases? Populist. […]
          Comment on Yoruba Leaders Took Bribes To Cover Abiola’s Killers – Al-Mustapha by We Didn't Take Bribes, Al-Mustapha Is A Liar - Opadokun   
[…] Former Secretary of the defunct National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) Ayo Opadokun, has described the ex-Chief Security Officer to Gen. Sani Abacha, Al-Mustapha Hamza, as a pathological liar for alleging that he, alongside some Yoruba leaders, took a bribe from the killers of MKO Abiola. […]
          AEE 225: 3 Secrets to Getting a Job in the United States   

How do you get a job in the United States?

What do employers want and expect?

Today, Lindsay and Kristy talk about 3 things an employer in the U.S. might look for in a job candidate!

 

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If you’re applying for a job, it’s important to know what your potential employer is looking for.  Like any other country, the U.S. has a professional culture which places more value on some individual qualities than others.  These qualities may be very different from what employers look for in your home country!

 

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Some qualities American employers seek in employees:

  • Proactive attitude: Show that you are autonomous and energetic – the opposite of passive.  It means to show up early, confirm the time you will meet, and say thank you.
  • Positive attitude: Americans like smiles.  But it’s also important that you get along with others and not be pessimistic.
  • Communication: When you actively communicate it shows you are engaged.  A big part of this is simply that you let the boss know what is going on.
  • Be a “Giver”: Show that you believe in the vision of the company and are personally invested in its success.  In other words, it’s more than a job to you.

 

Are these the same traits that employers look for in your country?

Do you have them?

Let us know in the comments section below!


          "Internment Camp"   

Carlos Vera is with Pay Our Interns.

Senator Feinstein, one of the richest members of Congress, doesn't pay her interns. Senator Harris has "pledged to pay beginning in the Fall."

In the Huffington Post: Congress Called Out For Not Paying Interns:

The extent of the problem the report outlines is startling. In the U.S. Senate, 51 percent of Republicans pay their interns, while only 31 percent of Democrats offer paid internships. The rates in the House of Representatives are even worse, with 8 percent of Republican representatives and 3.6 percent of Democratic representatives paying their interns.

Interesting---and surprising---to learn that the Repugs are better overall about paying their interns than the Democrats. Good---and not surprising---to see that Bernie Sanders pays his interns.

See also Interns: Working for free and Internment Camp.


          Comment on Bello Appoints 17 New Perm Sec., Retires 16 by Niger Governor Appoints 19 New Permanent Secretaries   
[…] comes a week after he appointed 17 and sacked 16 other Permanent […]
          Mantiene en secreto su embarazo y sorprende a su esposo - EL DEBATE   

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La Agencia Espacial Europea, por ejemplo, celebrará este día participando en un maratón televisivo de 24 horas, junto a astrofísicos de la NASA y de la agencia espacial JAXA (Japón). El objetivo es aumentar la concienciación del público sobre el ...


          3ª edição Pai Natal Sobre Rodas em Cabanas de Viriato   
No próximo dia 11 de Dezembro de 2016 os Bombeiros voluntários de Cabanas de Viriato vão organizar a terceira edição  do Pai Natal Sobre Rodas.

A Concentração vai ter lugar pelas 8h30 na sede do quartel, o inicio do passeio está previsto para meia hora depois.

Para todo os interessados as inscrições tem lugar na secretaria do Bombeiros de Cabanas de Viriato.



          Comment on Emir Sanusi Risks Suspension Over Alleged Overspending by Emir Sanusi Dismisses Palace Secretary For Disclosing Private Info   
[…] was accused of abuse of office, misappropriation and mismanagement of the funds allocated to the palace for the running of the […]
          Kissinger: Global leadership Is Part Of Washington’s DNA   
The former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger believes that global leadership is part of American foreign policy DNA. According to Kissinger Russia has previously positioned itself as “defender and advocate” of a world order [...]
          AEE 134: One Secret Pronunciation Rule Your English Teachers Will Never Teach You   

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          AEE 102: Secrets to a High Score on the IELTS with Expert Jack Askew   

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          Could Apple’s next big thing be a car?   
The California technology colossus behind the iPhone has confirmed its interest in self-driving cars, but experts are trying to deduce the secretive company's plans for traction in a market where others have been speeding along.
          Donation to Wiltshire Mind   
Our Secretary Sue Whyborn (on the right) presented a cheque for £150 to Beverly Harris, Manager of the Wiltshire Mind Charity shop in Melksham, in recognition of the good work they do in our community.  Wiltshire Mind is a local independent Mental Health Charity based in Melksham and provides County-wide services. It is a charity … Continue reading Donation to Wiltshire Mind
          2011, siamo nemmeno a Pasqua e sto gia' stressata.   
Questo backlog e' ormai diventato uno scherzo.
Fisso il monitor leggermente perplimuta.
Immaginatemi come Carrie Bradshow, di fronte al suo laptop aperto su una pagina di word processor, che si fa il voice over da sola, scatole da scarpe sparse per le stanza e un bicchiere di Pinot Grigio vicino alla tastiera.
Non sarebbe la verita', ma vabbe', questo passa il convento, accontentatevi.

THE 39 STEPS (07.01.11)
Cominciamo l'anno nuovo con la scoppiettante visita della Valex, e ci fiondiamo subito, con ancora la valigia dietro, a vedere Dianne per un'ultima volta prima del cast change.
Madonna le risate idiote che ci facciamo co' sto show. A non finire.
La aspettiamo per farle un saluto e OMG. Oh. Em. Gi. Quanto era che non parlavamo con Dianne senza un fottio di infoiate urlanti intorno? MILIONI DI ANNI. Mi ero scordata com'e' ciccia. Siamo tutti un po' in lutto perche' Marky non e' riuscito a vederla prima della sua ultima, e noi shippiamo sempre un po' soprattutto quando lei ne parla come se il fatto che non si siano incrociati fosse la delusione piu' grande della sua vita adulta. Bless her. Ci vuole un pochino bene, dai. Finiamo a parlare del marito, del tour che sta facendo con la sua band, di come lei ora e' senza lavoro e finira' a fare la groupie, e si palesa il fatto che Dianne non conosce la differenza tra l'Italia e la Svizzera. Vabbe', non si puo' volere tutto.

LEGALLY BLONDE, MAT AND EVE (08.01.11)
Ma veniamo al vero motivo per la venuta di donna Valex: SHERIDAN SE NE VA. TRAGGGGGEDIA.
No seriously. TRAGGGEDIA.
Alla matinee ci siamo spanciati, al solito. Ne hanno fatte di tutti i colori. Sheridan non ha smesso un attimo di piangere. Persino Bambacione Duncan si e' presentato a sorpresa mimetizzandosi col cast, e anche il tizio che dopo di lui ha fatto Warner, quell'altro fessacchiotto allampanato, mi sfugge il nome..tutti sul palco a farle prendere i colpi. Mettiamoci anche un bacio a sorpresa tra Elle e Enid, tanto per capire che tipo di show hanno fatto sti scemi.
Alla sera ha retto meglio, ma verso la fine era il devasto mio dio, tutti in lacrime, madoh.
Poi aspettiamo, aspettiamo, aspettiamo. E finalmente quando esce e viene aggredita dalle solite teste di cazzo che devono per forza romperle le palle per farsi la foto (MA DICO IO PROPRIO ADESSO) siamo riuscite a farci notare, ed e' stato un attimo, un OMG IT'S YOU di sollievo nel vedere una faccia nota, un abbraccio veloce nel marasma di SHERIDAN ONE MORE PICTURE SHERIDAN SHERIDAN ONE MORE, un 'you guys were brilliant' sussurrato nell'orecchio mentre mi si appende al collo. Ma non io a lei, e' LEI che l'ha detto a noi. E' matta. Completamente. Dovreste sentire lo squeal che ha fatto quando ha visto che Valex le aveva portato i biscotti delle Dolomiti. Si e' cappottata. Matta vi dico.
La fine di un'era. Tristenji.

Donna Valex riparte alla volta di casa, e anche io mi concedo una breve pausa Italiana, a suon di piatti cucinati da mamma e giri intorno alla citta' trascinata da mia cugina che come sente la parola SALDI si butta giu' dalle scale per la fretta di arrivare al primo negozio.

Ritorno in tempo per vedere l'ultima impresa di Paoletto lo Speziale al Garrick:

LANCE HORNE: FIRST THINGS LAST (30.01.11)
Solito giovane compositore che ci delizia con le sue canzonette, gia' performate con Paoletto e Julie al Lincoln Centre di NYC. Un paio carine, un paio da ribaltarsi, un paio da dimenticare. Non terribile, di certo meglio di Scott Alan che veramente guarda, nemmeno regalato. In confronto Lance e' un genio.
Andiamo fondamentalmente perche' Paoletto ha portato come al solito la sua intera rubrica telefonica: Julie, la Wad, CJ, Alan Cumming, Graham Norton, Meow Meow, Emma Williams, Alex Silber, Norm Lewis. Gli ultimi stronzi arrivati, insomma.
Abbiamo riso parecchio, piu' che altro perche' sono un gran banda di cazzoni, Wad inclusa (che ha cantanto una canzone che ha aperto le cateratte del Nilo e ridotto il teatro ad una valle di lacrime).

LESLIE JORDAN: MY TRIP DOWN THE RED CARPET (02.02.11)
Il mitico Beverly Leslie di Will & Grace fa un one man show, andiamo a vedere di che si tratta.
Praticamente il nano piu' gay di tutta Hollywood e dintorni ci racconta la sua infanzia, i suoi inizi nel mondo della tv, gli aneddoti dei suoi co-protagonisti (Fay Dunaway, George Clooney, Mark Harmon), la sua famiglia, il suo coming out, il suo self-omofobismo autodistruttivo, l'alcolismo e la dipendenza da droghe varie.
Onesto e brutale e da sentirsi male dal ridere.

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL (08.02.11)
SONO TORNATI OMFGAJKDHAKJS!!!!!111!!!ONEELEVENTYONE!!ONE!! Ci buttiamo a capofitto in una nuova avventura improvvisata, 60 minuti di delirio puro. Stavolta vediamo PIRAHNARAMA - THE MUSICAL, il delirio di due cantanti d'opera lirica che tentano di salvare la misteriosa foresta amazzonica con l'aiuto di uno sciamano, due immigrati messicani e un albero magico in mezzo a un lago infestato di pirahnas. AKJSDAFKLSDH.
Non ci sono parole. Ci siamo spisciati. Peccato solo che gli Scoobies se lo siano perso :( (ah tra l'altro i due protagonisti erano di nuovo i due di Going Down, e GODDAMNIT LI SHIPPOOOOOOO XDDDD)

SECRET CINEMA presents: THE RED SHOES @ LONDON DOCKLANDS (17.02.11)
Facciamo anche questa cosa super hipster, ovvero comprare biglietti per un film che finche' non ti presenti li' non sai che film e'.
Ti dicono come vestirti (late anni '40 in questo caso) e la localita' e l'ora segreta (Wapping Station, 6.15pm) e tu ti presenti e ci sono un fottio di attori in costume che ti immergono nel film, letterlamente. Ti prendono dalla stazione e in carovana ti portano al luogo della proiezione (The Tobacco Dock, in questo caso, un ex magazzino per tabacco dell'800 che viene ora utilizzato come centro convegni o per party aziendali) dove sei improvvisamente a Covent Garden, intorno all'Opera House, l'anno e' il 1947, gli studenti e gli artisti vibrano intorno agli stands di popcorns al caramello e fish & chips nel cartoccio arrotolato, c'e' da fare e vedere ed esplorare ed ecco che arriva il Signor Lermontov, del Ballet Lermontov, con il suo seguito di segretarie e portaborse e ballerine, e finalmente mi si accende una lampadina nel cervello e capisco che stiamo per vedere Scarpette Rosse. ASKLJFHALKDH. Gioia, gaudio e tripudio. ADDDORO Scarpette Rosse.
Gli attori, sempre in parte, kinda mettono in scena scene del film, c'e' un'esibizione finale e poi ti guidano alla sala assegnata (nominata come un teatro del West End) e, tra gli applausi e i popcorn nel sacchetto a righine come in Dumbo, ti gusti questo spettacolo di film in tutta la sua gloria rimasterizzata e restaurata.



Piango calde lacrime da cinefila incallita. Questo e' solo uno della serie di film che hanno fatto sinora, tra i quali Blade Runner a Canary Wharf, Bugsy Malone al Troxy, Ghostbusters al Lawrence Hall, Qualcuno volo' sul nido del cuculo in un vero manicomio, e un bellissimo Lawrence D'Arabia ad Alexandra Palace.
Se siete in giro quando ne fanno uno, buttateci un occhio, potete registrarvi QUI e vi fanno sapere quando ne cominciano ad organizzare uno nuovo, in ogni caso tendono a farlo ogni 3/4 mesi. Ne vale la pena.

THE WIZARD OF OZ (18.02.11)
Andiamo con TUTTO il booth a vedere l'ennesima zozzeria del Lord. Non si faceva una carovana di colleghi cosi' dai tempi di Paint Never Dries, e sappiamo come e' andata a finire quella volta. Non ho seguito molto devo essere onesta, perche' Wayne poco prima del sipario mi sussurra 'guarda chi c'e' seduto a 4 sedili di distanza?' e KAJLSFHLADHSKJDHA E' JOSEFINA. Col moroso e una ragazzina quattordicenne che sembra essere parente di lui (una figlia? una nipote? Oibo', era abbastanza una scassacazzi..), aveva i capelli stirati come Aeryn Sun e maglia aderente e jeans superskinny e tacco 12 TUTTO NERO OMFG. Non ci ho capito piu' un cazzo, mi dovete perdonare.
La produzione mi e' sembrata costosa e caciarona, come tutto quello che fa il Lord. Danielle un po' una delusione, dopo aver tifato forsennatamente per lei per tutto il reality..il povero cane strattonato a destra e a manca che si mangiava pezzi di set era piu' entertaining del pagliaccio che faceva lo Spaventapasseri. E Hannah. OH, HANNAH. WTF.
Hanno tentato talmente tanto di diversificarsi dalle precedenti versioni di questo show, dal film e da Wicked, che i vestiti di Glinda e Elphaba (LOL, mi rifiuto di chiamarla in qualunque altro modo..) sono uan vomitata di glitter e taffetta'. Glinda figuratevela come un ricciolo di panna montata spruzzata dalla lattina, ma invece di essere bianca, era blu scuro glitteroso. Elphaba era..boh. Einstein in gonna e colorato di verde? Seriously. Nemmeno il cappello a punta, i capelli sono arricciati a punta nel primo atto e sparati in tutte le direzioni nel secondo. MAH. Ovviamente la Wad ha piu' personalita' di tutti gli altri messi assieme, quindi da sola regge l'intero show, viene appesa ai cavi costantemente (oscillando anche un po', non vi dico le risate..) e la sua canzone non faceva schifo..
Ah, e Michael Crowford. LULZ.
Sti cazzi. Io uscendo mi sono fatta tre gloriosi gradini gomito a gomito con Josefina, cosa altro cazzo volete che mi ricordi.
Un paio di minuti di chiaccherata con la Wad che come al solito ci mette na vita a cambiarsi, na vita e mezza a togliersi il verde, e' assediata di cacciatori di autografi, attempati signori americani e OMFG KAJSA HAMMARLUND CHE DI TUTTE LE SERE CHE POTEVA TROVARSI A PASSARE, PROPRIO QUELLA SERA, 'TACCI SUA.
Vabbe', tanto non parliamo mai di cose relative allo show, manco mi ricordo che abbiamo detto. O meglio delirato. Si e' fatta una nuova borsa di Mischa Barton. Interessa a qualcuno oltre che a me? No? I didn't think so.

FLARE PATH (07.03.11)
E finalmente di nuovo Shezza! Allora parto dicendo che mi aspettavo un polpettone di guerra tragico che non finisce mai, e invece ci siamo ammazzati dal ridere. E finisce anche super bene. Ellamado'! Troppa grazia sant'antonio! Sheridan come al solito si porta lo show da sola sulle tenere spallucce, non proietta bene la voce quindi si fatica a sentirla, ma da sola (lei e il tizio che fa il marito nello show) si prendono tante di quelle risate di cuore che ho smesso di contarle. E piange, povera stella. Piange a fiumi e tu piangi con lei, piccola cucciola. DIO ME LA MANGEREI.
Tentiamo di vederla dopo, siamo io e Sabrina, e se vi dico che siamo state quasi travolte da l'orda di paparazzi quando e' uscita Sienna Miller, credetemi non esagero. Siamo vive per puro culo. Sienna sale in macchina e se li porta tutti dietro, mi giro verso la stage door e Sheridan e' appesa alla finestra, con solo gli occhi che spuntano, e' terrorizzata, mi guarda sgranando gli occhi e ci facciamo ciao con la manina.
Mi ha spezzato il cuore vederla cosi'.
Aspettiamo che Wyn (SI. LUI. IL GROSSO GRASSO UOMO PELATO DI WICKED) la vada a recuperare dentro la stage door, aspettiamo l'assalto dei fans weird e dei paparazzi (che accecano lei, noi, Wyn, l'autista della sua macchina, chiunque, non gli importa un cazzo) e ci abbracciamo forte. E come fa sempre, mi dice tutto quello che mi deve dire quando mi sta ancora ancorata al collo (in punta di piedi, perche' sono tipo due teste piu' alta di lei, cicciola..). Parliamo brevemente, scopro anche che non sta bene, ha un po' di raffreddore (non l'avrei mai detto vedendola in scena, ma si vede che e' stanca), ci salutiamo in fretta e la lasciamo andare a riposarsi.
Faccio in tempo ad arrivare a casa rimuginando col mio esprit de l'escalier, le cose non dette e perche' diavolo mi sono presentata a mani vuote manco du' Abbracci o du' Pan di Stelle che diamine! che guardo il cellulare e SCOPRO CHE SHERIDAN MI HA TWITTATO. Per dirmi che mannaggia che sia stato cosi' breve, and it was lovely to see me. E si e' scusata. AKLSJDHKLFHA GESU, GIUSEPPE, MARIA E IL CAMMELLO. Vi giuro mi e' venuto da piangere. Le voglio un bene non quantificabile.

E domenica scorsa si e' portata a casa un bel capoccione di Sir Lawrence Olivier con la sua palandranina bronzea da Richard V, con sotto scritto 'Best Actress in a Musical: SHERIDAN SMITH'.



Fuck yeah.
          Administrative Secretary - Manitoba Government - Russell, MB   
The incumbent will provide administrative and secretarial support for various programs within the Education Administration Services Branch of the Professional... $40,323 - $46,091 a year
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          The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project's Secrets   
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Her appointment was a victory for the women on the Hill. Though women were integral to the success of the Manhattan Project—scientists like Leona Woods and Mary Lucy Miller played central roles in the creation of the bomb—none occupied leadership positions. In this respect, Serber stood alone. As the head of the scientific library, she became the Manhattan Project’s de facto keeper of secrets, a position that soon saw her targeted for an FBI probe—and almost ended in her being fired from the project.
From The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project's Secrets - Atlas Obscura

          Juno Spacecraft - Mission to Jupiter   


I'm a space science dork.  I have NASA t-shirts, a large print of the moon in my office, read sci-fi and I make space/science themed music mixes.  Here are links to a few that I've done in the past:

http://lowlightmixes.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-god-particle.html
http://lowlightmixes.blogspot.com/2011/11/launch-of-curiosity.html
http://lowlightmixes.blogspot.com/2012/08/music-for-mars-landing-curiosity-edl.html
http://lowlightmixes.blogspot.com/2013/12/deep-sky-time-music-for-stargazing-2013.html
http://lowlightmixes.blogspot.com/2008/09/sea-of-stars.html
http://lowlightmixes.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-stars-my-destination.html
http://lowlightmixes.blogspot.com/2006/03/
http://lowlightmixes.blogspot.com/2017/01/sci-fi-soundtracks.html
http://lowlightmixes.blogspot.com/2015/08/music-for-perseid-meteor-shower.html

Yikes, that was more than I thought and I may have missed a few.

This new mix fits right in with my love of all things NASA and my love of electronic music.  What sets this one apart is the sequencing of the tracks.  The titles of the tracks take you on the Juno mission from start to finish.  Going from "We Launch Tonight" to "Arrival" to "Ganymede" to "Cloud Shaping" to "The Last Message."

The Juno Spacecraft was launched in 2011 and arrived at Jupiter in 2016.  It's been taking amazing pics and gathering data while in orbit.



After completing over a years worth of orbits and close fly bys, Juno will plunge into Jupiter's atmosphere and burn up, sending data back for as long as possible.

This mix attempts to tell the story of Juno on it's mission to Jupiter and it's moons.

Cheers!


[ s t r e a m ]   [ d o w n l o a d ]   [ i t u n e s ]



T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Saul Stokes - We Launch Tonight
  • 01:20    Tycho - Ascension
  • 05:20    Lunar Testing Lab - Inertia
  • 06:30    Robert Scott Thompson - Trajectory
  • 08:10    Tangerine Dream - Astral Voyager
  • 14:00    Johann Johannsson - Arrival
  • 16:15    Erstlaub - Jupiter
  • 19:35    36 - Drift Orbit
  • 23:45    Lights Out in Asia - All these worlds are yours
  • 26:04    Lights Out in Asia - Except Europa
  • 30:00    Lights Out in Asia - Attempt no landings there
  • 36:00    Amon Tobin - Encounter On Io
  • 38:08    Harold Budd & Clive Wright - Procession of Moons
  • 39:40    Boc Scadet - Ganymede
  • 42:10    Wally Jericho - Callisto 1.0
  • 44:45    Sufjan Stevens, James McAlister, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly - Tides
  • 45:30    Saul Stokes - Cloud Shaping
  • 49:45    Lunar Testing Lab - Ocean of Storms
  • 51:10    Unknown - The Great Red Spot
  • 51:55    David Wenngren & Christopher Bissonnette - Burn Like a Meteor and Leave No Dust
  • 53:36    Echolab - Secrets of Jupiter
  • 54:15    John Murphy - The Last Message
  • 55:47    end





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The Trump administration has appointed a Marylander to a controversial panel probing alleged voter fraud in last year's presidential election even though the veteran state official has little-to-no experience in elections. Deputy Secretary of State Luis E. Borunda, a former Baltimore County school board member, was quietly named last week to Trump's Election Integrity Commission, a 15-member, bipartisan panel President Donald J. Trump created with an executive order in May after alleging millions voted illegally for his opponent.


          Pro-Buhari group, Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) hails Ohanaeze President Chief Nwodo for publicly disowning Nnamdi Kanu   
Pro-Buhari group, Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) hails Ohanaeze President Chief Nwodo for publicly disowning Nnamdi Kanu


The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) has commended the president general of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, for condemning and publicly disowning Nnamdi Kanu

The publicity secretary of the BSO, in a statement in Enugu on Friday, June 30, said it was a welcome development to hear Ohaneze publicly disown Nnamdi Kanu and his group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who called for election boycott, the Nation reports. The BSO stated that it had expressed fears Ohanaeze was siding with Nnamdi Kanu, who it described as a confusionist.


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          Nigeria Restructuring: Yorubas Are The Most Ungrateful Backstabbers – Arewa Youth Coalition   
Nigeria Restructuring: Yorubas Are The Most Ungrateful Backstabbers – Arewa Youth Coalition

Published by Family Writers Press

Less than two weeks a quite notice was issued to Igbos living in the North by the controversial coalition of Arewa youth, they have moved south west, stating that, “the Yoruba are the most ungrateful stock in Nigeria”, in a statement signed on behalf of the group by Muhammed Shehu and Tanko Abdullahi, after an emergency meeting called by the coalition in Daura, Katsina State, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

In what may be the most inflammatory statement of the times, the Northern youth group, which said that they speak for the youth of Northern Nigeria, said “having given power to the Yoruba on a platter of gold in 1999 as a way of compensating them for the June 12 saga, it is quite worrisome and unfortunate that they have lived up to their legendary reputation of backstabbing and betrayal by supporting the divisive calls for restructuring or dismemberment of the nation against the will and desire of the north”.
“We gave the late Chief MKO Abiola the mandate in 1993 but shortly after that, as it is with the Yoruba as a culture, they immediately started circling around Abiola plotting on how to emasculate the north and strip us of every access we had to the politics and economy of this nation,” the Arewa group said.

“They had also raised a secret army of their elites to carry out these sinister plans against the north if Abiola eventually became president. It was this army that was unleashed on the nation in the guise of NADECO during the June 12 impasse.
“May we remind the Yoruba that without the willingness and magnanimity of the north, there was no way Abiola could have purportedly won that election, and that all the Yoruba have now as assets in the south west, especially Lagos, were given to them by our leaders out of our own usual magnanimity. However, time and time again, the Yoruba have always turned their back on us whenever their support is needed. They have chosen to pitch tent with the Igbo this time around just to spite us, but we shall not succumb to their antics.

“We are very much aware that all the attacks against President Muhammadu Buhari were planted in the media by the Yoruba and spread by southerners generally just to discredit the north in order to pave way for their son, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to become president. But their plans will fail insha Allah.
“We shall resist every of such plans and ensure by all means possible, that the north completes its eight-year tenure and possibly even continue after then, and that the federal structure of Nigeria as it currently is, is not tampered with by secession mongers and their collaborators,” the statement concluded.
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          Offer - 12FT Family Gardon Amuement Round Spring Trampoline With Net Inside (6 Leg - 6 Pole) - Chinautla   
Bouncing around on a safe trampoline puts more than just a smile on the kids' faces. It's a great child-minder, and a secret health kick, without the little ones even knowing about it!But a trampoline is even more than that. It's what so many child and adulthood memories are made on. Size: 12ft (3.66m)Height: 85cmLegs: 6Springs: 72 pcsFrame: 38mmSteel Thickness: 1.5mmPadding: PVC upper, PE lower, UV treatedPlace of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Max. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201412FT-6W-6P 12FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ366 cm, Height 85 cm) (Max. 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          Terry Charnholm Antique Furniture Estate Auction - Bottineau ND - Saturday July 15th, 2017 - Knudson Auction and Clerking   
Antique and Household - Bottineau ND - Saturday July 15th, 2017 - Knudson Auction & Clerking | Antique Furniture Estate AuctionJuly 15th 11am in Bottineau NDAuctioneers NoteTerry loved to work with wood and has a wide assortment of nbsp uniquefurniture some completed some partially done Along with lots of wood furniture parts wood working tools nbsp over 80 wood chairsANTIQUE FURNITURELarge assortment of chairs 80 some finished unfinished sets singles Secretaries Several different styles and sizes finished and unfinished End tables many sizes and shapes Dining tables round
          · Pisca de Esperanza· ·3·   
Pobre Ella Anda muy triste y desanimada pues no Sabe
cuales son los Sentimientos de el...
Sus Ojos Marrones llenos de lagrimas, Aun que ella Tiene
esa Esperanza de Que el le diga lo que la Quiere.
Ella siempre penso que el la queria pero sus Palabras fueron Diferentes.

Nadien le dijo a Ella Que iba a Ser Facil, no lo puede Sacar de
su corazon Cuando Desea que el le diga te quiero en su manera
especial pero al pareser solo la quiere como amiga.
la pobre Ella no pierde la esperanza aun cree que pueden
llegar a ser algo mas Ella desea tanto eso, al ver su rostro
es inevitable ver lo enamorada que esta.

ahora siente su corazon lleno de Telarañas por que ella nesecita
Ese Amor,Necesita de El...
Ella toma Un pedaso de papel arrugado y una pluma y escribe:
" Quiero Estar Contigo , Para decirte lo que siento , no sabes lo
Encantador que eres Tenia que encontrarte , Decirte que te necesito
Decirte que no me quiero alejar de ti." " Necesito que me Digas tus
Secretos, Hasme tus preguntas y Regresemos al Comienzo...."
" No quiero Seguir Corriendo en Circulos, por que no vamos al Grano
de nuestra Situacion" " Nadien Me dijo Que No Era Facil , Nadien me
dijo Que seria asi de Dificil , por eso Vamos al Comienzo"
" solo estaba imaginando y Separando Rompecabezas, Mirando la ventana".

La Pobre Ella Arrugo de nuevo la Hoja y la tiro al Basurero, Entra de Nuevo
en llanto, Se recuesta en su cama abre la cortina y admira la tormenta
que se aproxima... se limpia las lagrimas y coloca su mano en la ventana,
siente lo frio de las gotas y hace una pequeña mueca y ala vez frunce el ceño.


susurra: " si volviera a nacer de nuevo te escojeria a ti"...
          Mais uma de Nadir Afonso   

1600-macna (1222)

 

Depois da grande exposição que esteve patente ao público desde a inauguração do MACNA - Museu de Arte Contemporânea Nadir Afonso, que ocorreu em julho do passado ano, depois de o MACNA ter aberto as portas a uma exposição itinerante da Fundação de Serralves é tempo de Nadir Afonso ocupar as salas de exposição permanente com uma nova exposição, a inaugurar hoje mesmo às 18 horas. Esta, em que a geometria marca uma forte presença namoro das telas do Nadir Afonso Pintor com os estudos e projetos do Nadir Afonso Arquiteto.  

 

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E se nas salas de exposição permanente, Nadir Afonso inaugura hoje mais uma exposição, nas sala de exposições temporárias continuam patente ao público a exposição “Corpo   Abstração e Linguagem” com as obras em depósito da Secretaria de Estado da Cultura na Coleção Serralves, com pinturas e esculturas de grandes nomes da arte feita em Portugal entre os anos 60 e 80 do século passado, ao todo 27 artistas, a saber: Lourdes Castro, Joaquim Rodrigo, René Bertholo, Álvaro Lapa, João Vieira, Manuel Baptista, Fernando Lanhas, Paula Rego, António Palolo, António Sena, Ângelo de Sousa, Júlio Pomar, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Jorge Martins, António Dacosta, Eduardo Betarda, José Pedro Croft, António Campos Rosado, Alberto Carneiro, José de Guimarães, Julião Sarmento, Nikias Skapinakis, Manuel Rosa, Graça Morais, José de Carvalho, Pedro Calapez e José Loureiro.

 

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Duas exposições a não perder, hoje com entrada gratuita após a inauguração e com festa nos jardins do Museu, um sunset  a partir das 18 horas, ou seja, uma festa ao pôr do sol, com música e copos.

 

 

 


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The truth is the battle continues.

But the truth is tossed to the side by the immature.

That would include those who lap at the crotches of military men (they themselves haven't usually served ever).



MOSUL LIBERATED has fallen in Lions of Iraqi forces retake the city of Mosul from ISIS completely.







Those are the heroes?


I would think the people of Mosul who managed to survive three years of being occupied by the Islamic State would be the heroes.

You know, the people the Iraqi government abandoned for over two years?

The ones the Iraqi government made no effort to assist or help?




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