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          China 'outraged' by $1.42 billion planned U.S. arms sales to Taiwan   
BEIJING (Reuters) - China urged the United States to revoke immediately its "wrong decision" to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion worth of arms, saying it contradicted a "consensus" President Xi Jinping reached with his counterpart, Donald Trump, in talks in April in Florida.

          Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of July   
Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.
In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.




J P Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) 7/3/2017 0.5 2.22%
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) 7/5/2017 0.125 4.31%
American Express Company (AXP) 7/5/2017 0.32 1.51%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) 7/5/2017 0.15 8.00%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) 7/5/2017 0.39 2.71%
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) 7/5/2017 0.29 3.32%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.


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          Moonstone Necklace, Rainbow Moonstone, Oxidized Sterling Silver - "Moonspear" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

39.50 USD

"Moonspear." A magical rainbow moonstone necklace featuring a lovely, AAAA grade rainbow moonstone marquise on an oxidized sterling silver chain and a twisted oxidized sterling silver ring.

The flash on this rainbow moonstone is a beautiful blue/purple against an icy white base, and the dark silver provides a perfect complement. Rainbow moonstone is the stone of love and wish fulfillment, and is said to guide and protect us through all of life’s journeys. This would be a lovely and thoughtful gift for anyone you care about, including you!

The pendant is just over 1 and 1/8 inches long, including the ring. The chain is about 17 inches long, including an oxidized sterling silver lobster claw clasp. We can easily adjust the length if you like, though—just let us know in the ‘message to seller’ box when you order.

We are known for our spectacular rainbow moonstone and labradorite jewelry, as well as our intricate bead embroidery—and we welcome custom and bridal orders! Check out our other jewelry here on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CircesHouse .

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          Moonstone Necklace, Rainbow Moonstone, Butterfly Necklace - "Chrysalis" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

42.50 USD

"Chrysalis." This magical necklace features an exquisitely detailed butterfly pendant accented with a beautiful, AAAA grade rainbow moonstone marquise. This gorgeous pendant hangs from an oxidized sterling chain accented with icy moonstone rondelles. The rainbow moonstone is such a stunner, with lovely blue fire. The dark patina on the metal is a gorgeous contrast.

The butterfly is about 5/8 of an inch long. The moonstone teardrop is just over half an inch long. The necklace itself is about 17 inches long), with a lobster claw clasp. We can easily adjust the length if you like; just let us know in the 'message to seller' box when you order. Chain, clasp and wire are oxidized sterling silver. Butterfly is natural brass with a permanent black patina.


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          Business Sales Executive - MegaPath   
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          Moonstone Necklace, Rainbow Moonstone, Green Aventurine, Oxidized Sterling Silver - "Moonleaf" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

37.50 USD

"Moonleaf." This exquisite necklace features a stunning, AAAA grade rainbow moonstone teardrop, accented with a pretty green aventurine round on an oxidized sterling silver chain. This rainbow moonstone is absolutely gorgeous, with pale blue and aqua fire. The dark patina on the sterling silver brings out the wonder of this top quality stone, and the leafy green of the aventurine is a beautiful complement.

The pendant is just over an inch long. The necklace is about 17 inches long, but we can easily adjust the length if you like; just put your request in the 'message to seller' box when you order. All metal is oxidized silver, including a lobster claw clasp.

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          Amber Necklace, Baltic Amber on Sterling Silver - "Firestar" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

49.50 USD

"Firestar." This GORGEOUS!! necklace features a spectacular pendant of Baltic amber and sterling silver. This pendant adorns a sterling silver chain accented with amber and hessonite garnet rondelles.

This amber is absolutely magnificent, a delicious deep orange with scintillant flecks within. This necklace blazes with color, and exudes a warm, joyful energy that will make you happy whenever you look at it. This is a one-of-a-kind necklace with symbolism as lovely as its looks--amber is known as a stone of protection and optimism. This would be a beautiful and thoughtful gift for anyone you care about, including yourself.

The amber pendant is about an inch and a half long. The necklace is about 17 inches long, but we're happy to change that if you like: just let us know via the "message to seller" box during checkout. All metal is sterling silver.

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          Aqua Chalcedony Necklace on Sterling Silver - "Sargasso" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

34.50 USD

"Sargasso." This lovely necklace features a gorgeous aqua chalcedony teardrop accented with an aqua chalcedony rondelle and hanging on a sterling silver chain.

The color of this chalcedony is so luscious; a delicious aqua that reminds us of warm tropical lagoons. The bright sterling silver complement the color of the chalcedony perfectly. The simple, feminine design of this piece makes it as versatile as it is lovely. Chalcedony is a stone of protection, and is said to ward off negative emotions.

The chalcedony pendant is about an inch long, including the wire wrapping and bail. See picture #4 for a size reference (the necklace in my hand with a dime to show scale). The necklace itself is about 17 inches long, but we can adjust that if you like; just let us know in the 'message to seller' box when you order. All metal is sterling silver, including the lobster claw clasp.

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          Garnet Necklace, Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace - "Scarlet Cascade" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

49.50 USD

"Scarlet Cascade." This exquisite necklace features a cascade of scrumptious faceted garnets, on a simple oxidized sterling silver chain. These are superb stones, with wonderful color and clarity, and the dark oxidized silver complements them perfectly. This is a darkly beautiful piece, something that any mysterious beauty would be proud to wear. Garnet is the stone of truth, romantic love, and passion, so this would make a lovely and meaningful gift for anyone you care about.

The pendant is about two and a quarter inches long, including the wire bail. The largest (lowest) garnet is about half an inch long. The necklace itself is about 17 inches long, but we can easily adjust the length if you like; just put your request in the 'message to seller' box when you order. All metal is oxidized sterling silver.

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          Emerald Green Quartz Necklace on Sterling Silver - Deep Forest by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

34.50 USD

"Deep Forest." In this simple yet lovely necklace a beautiful emerald green quartz briolette hangs from a twisted sterling silver ring and a sterling silver chain. A cluster of green onyx rondelles hangs from the ring.

The emerald quartz briolette is about 3/4 of an inch long--see picture #4 for scale. The necklace itself is about 17 inches long; however, we'd be happy to adjust the length if you like. Just let us know in the 'message to seller' box when you order. All metal is sterling silver, including a lobster claw clasp.

We are known for our spectacular-quality gemstones and intricate beadwork; check out our other creations here on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CircesHouse . Thanks for looking! :)

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          Labradorite Necklace with Green Quartz on Oxidized Sterling Silver - Woodleaf by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

37.50 USD

"Woodleaf." This lovely necklace features a beautiful green-gold flash labradorite accented with luscious green quartz rondelles and hanging on a delicate oxidized sterling silver chain. The flash of this labradorite is great, green with a hint of gold. The dark patina on the sterling silver brings out the flash of this top quality stone. For those interested in gemstone lore, labradorite is a stone of creativity, protection and healing. Green aventurine is a stone that aids creativity and mental clarity. This would be a lovely and thoughtful gift for anyone you care about--including yourself!

The pendant is about an inch and a half long, including the wire bail. The necklace is about 17 inches long, but we can easily adjust the length if you like; just put your request in the 'message to seller' box when you order. The clasp is an oxidized silver lobster claw. All metal is oxidized sterling silver.

Check out our other jewelry here on Etsy, which includes a number of other gorgeous rainbow moonstone and silver (as well as rainbow moonstone and 14k gold filled) pieces: http://CircesHouse.etsy.com.


          June 30th, 2017 - Hour 3   
Bob and Tom talk to John Clayton about various topics. Among them they discuss whether Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. needs to get a new contract before the season starts. What's the possibility of HOF Brett Favre coming back as a coach? And how will Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's new diet help him out coming into the 2017 NFL season? Then on the 'Eavesdrop' Bob and Tom talk about Mariners pitcher Edwin Diaz on his status in his closer role spot moving forward.
          June 30th, 2017 - Hour 1   
Bob and Tom talk about the Mariners being in a must-win situation this weekend. Will Nelson Cruz be elected to the All-Star game? Former NFL coach/commentator Brain Billick comments saying that Russell Wilson needs to throw more to be elite. Then the Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto talks about pitcher Edwin Diaz still being the closer and the rumors about juiced baseballs. And on 'Wait a Minute, What?' professional cyclist Lance Armstrong says he was NOT helped by the banned substances he used.
          LAPD Stations Offer Safe Exchange Zones for Internet Sellers, Buyers   
Los Angeles police on Tuesday unveiled an “e-commerce exchange zones” program in which people who buy or sell items via internet sites such as Craigslist may conduct the transactions in the lobbies of nine police stations. “This is an innovative idea designed to increase public awareness about the risks of robberies and thefts involved in […]

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          Game over for Take Two and Activision Blizzard?   
The "Halftime Report" traders debate CFRA's call to sell Activision Blizzard and Take Two.
          Market run based on corporate earnings: First Bank's Gene Todd   
Gene Todd, managing director and executive vice president of First Bank Wealth Management, discusses the tech sector's lows leading the market today and which ones are buying opportunities. He weighs in on the markets selloff today.
          If you're worried about volatility, de-risk your portfolio: O'Shares' Kevin O'Leary   
Kevin O'Leary, O'Shares chairman, and the “Fast Money Halftime Report” traders discuss the major averages are low as stocks go through a major selloff.
          BidaskClub Lowers Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) to Sell - Chaffey Breeze   

BidaskClub Lowers Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) to Sell
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Energizer Holdings logo Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Thursday. A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on ...

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          Best-Selling Budget-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers   

Are you finished with your Christmas shopping? If you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift, here are a few suggestions that will make the recipient [...]

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          Monsters of the Midday 6-30-17   
Mark Rodgers and Dusty Dvoracek wrap up February by talking about Russell Westbrook signing a possible extension (3:18), Doc Rivers relationship with Chris Paul (33:24) and do a Big Brother draft (41:58) Guests: Tim Bontemps (17:07) Royce Young (57:00)
          Tim Bontemps   
The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps talks Russell Westbrook and NBA free agency with the Monsters.
          Voluntarios sociales podrán acompañar por horas a mayores que viven solos mediante un nuevo programa de la Xunta   

Dos representantes de un centro y de un comedor social se quejan ante el conselleiro de Política Social de falta de apoyo económico


          Voluntarios sociales podrán acompañar por horas a mayores que viven solos mediante un nuevo programa de la Xunta   

Dos representantes de un centro y de un comedor social se quejan ante el conselleiro de Política Social de falta de apoyo económico


          It would be stupid to say what's going to happen next in world of politics and it's almost impossible ...   
It would be stupid to say what's going to happen next in world of politics and it's almost impossible ...
- As the First Minister keeps telling us, she wants to give Scots a choice between Brexit Britain and an indy Scotland. So it's clearly not in the interests of ...

          ‘Forcing us to give up Russian gas to sell own is unacceptable’ – German FM blasts US sanctions bill   
Preview A US bill threatening to sanction European companies taking part in construction of a Russian pipeline is seen as unacceptable in Berlin, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, especially if it actually aims to push America’s own gas exports.
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          United States wants to sell coal to coal-rich Ukraine   
Preview President Donald Trump has vowed to unleash the 'vast energy wealth' of the United States. He wants to sell American coal to Ukraine, which faces a shortage as military conflict tears its coal-rich Donbass region apart.
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          US sanctions Chinese bank, plans to sell $1.4bn worth of arms to Taiwan   
Preview The Trump administration plans to sell Taiwan just over $1.4 billion in weapons, while China's ambassador to the US has reportedly said the deal goes against the "spirit" of talks between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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          Jeepers (It's Christmas) in July Giveaway Hop   


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Eucalyptus Essential oil is highly effective for treating respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, pneumonia and even tuberculosis. It is good for colds and flu, hair nourishment, odor removal from air and more.

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Can't Sell Your Car? What to Do with the Old Clunker Parked Outside Your House

It doesn’t take long for an old parked car to turn into an embarrassing problem. Within a short period of time, nasty critters that no one wants on their property often make these vehicles their homes. If you haven’t been able to sell your old car to a dealership or private party, then here is a look at some unique ways you can take care of the eyesore.Part It OutOne of the best ways to make money off of a car that is no longer in driving condition is to sell individual parts. Even relatively insignificant pieces can be worth quite a bit if you know where to look. Before selling any pieces, you should first spend some time researching the vehicle to better understand its value. Many older cars have interchangeable components, and some of your car’s parts might be worth a lot of money to someone who is restoring another classic vehicle.Recycle the MetalMany drivers don’t realize that nearly 100 percent of all automobiles in the United States eventually get recycled. While that statistic is quite impressive, a vehicle that sits for a long period of time can still do quite a bit of damage to the environment. Many metal recycling companies will come pick up old cars at little or no cost to their owners. After your vehicle is towed away, you can rest assured that almost every single piece will be put to good use.Donate the CarAnother great way to make the most out of your old clunker is to donate it to charity through an organization, like Action Donation Services. Not only is it going to a good cause, but you will most likely also receive a tax break. Some intermediary companies even fix up old vehicles so that the old owners can write off as much as possible. Just like metal recycling companies, most charities and intermediary organizations will come pick up your vehicle for free.Restore It YourselfThose who have the right tools and some spare time can generally make at least a little bit of money off of their old clunkers. A small percentage of classic car enthusiasts try to completely restore their vehicles, but that isn’t always necessary. If all of the major mechanical components work, then you will most likely be able to sell your old car. Cosmetic updates such as a new paint job or rims aren’t always worth the investment.No matter what you end up doing with your clunker, it is generally a good idea to take care of these types of problems sooner rather than later. In addition to being the perfect home for pest infestations, parked vehicles often end up leaking oil, coolant, and other harsh chemicals. What started off as a minor issue could end up being a serious hazard to your family and neighbors.See More

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Didn't know towels can be so chic...These are mostly made in Linen, some courtesy of Deck Towels, and yes these can surely sell very well at Eleven...

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          My dreams are finally coming true...   
Sometimes I get really nervous when strangers read my blog, some of the things I've written are so personal and endearing to me I wonder how will people react when they read it...is it too personal to share, how do I draw the thin line of sharing my inner thoughts and trying to pick which ones get audited and then hidden somewhere else under my subconscious?


Bali..yes I've written a lot about Bali in my recent posts, the charm of the little island has finally come creeping into my soul and surprises me along the way. Traveling every other week to Bali at the beginning was painful, mentally than physically as I'm not used to shorts jolts of adjusting quickly to being in a new environment...as I recently learned too (I guess I thrived in a familiar place, my comfort zone and I'm sure most people are - as much as I want to be known as the adventurous Sagittarian). As a co-owner of a recent boutique in Potato Head Beach Club Bali called Eleven, officially opened two days ago, one of my responsibilities is to make sure everything is well placed, running in order and all merchandised accordingly. We all divide our jobs (four of us) pretty equal, however I on the other hand like being the queen bee and so everything has it's sacrifice. Being the queen bee means you are the first person everyone calls for when things does not go right, you get chased by both my partners and my brother and his partner. But being a queen bee gives you power over everyone else, and that I think that is an "evil" trait I can't let go... not yet at least...for now.


The opening of Potato Head Beach Club Bali on the 29th of December attracted 5000 people in and out throughout the night! It was one of the most anticipated party of the year and boy was it a success! All the VIP guests arriving from 8 to 10 pm had to go through Eleven and OMG I didn't realize Bali has a LOT of CHIC people, I thought they would all be wearing all these sandals and khakis (there are still some)..but wow some where wearing purple linen shirts over burgundy pants, beautiful silver necklaces, checkered preppy sports jackets, leather french soles, and ahh I can't wait to post the photos! (still being edited)


I think I gave about 500 - 800 Eleven business cards to all the guests and every time I handed a card I tell them "Come next time and shop cos Eleven is now opened!" and most of them were very enthusiastic. Most guests were in party mood so I knew as much as we want to sell and sell it will take a couple of days for them to come back again. I had a lot of fun just seeing all these mix of people from all the different races coming through... My creative juice is flowing and flowing, I can't wait to release my line, it'll be men shirts for now, with a strong emphasis on fabrics the patterns with checks, plaids and a few embroidered details. It will be called yes, you guess it right "EMMELYN". I'm proud of my name, and it's very unique...don't you think so? a feminine menswear line, for someone like my brother, who is more consciously aware of fashion than I am :)


I'll be flying to Bali again the next couple of days, to make sure everything is running in order. My mom is coming with me, she said she wants to learn how to surf, sure why not... and my brother is also moving out to a new villa, and yes that includes me and I'm really excited because it's our own place, and he's getting married so it's important that he has his own enclave when wifey comes with him. It didn't feel like I was working when I was in Bali, perhaps because I am now truly doing something I really love and I can't believe my dreams are finally coming true, I have it in my hands. I can touch it, feel it and I know it's up to me to make it successful. A lot of things had happened along the way, but it was all well worth it, and it made me and my partners closer and stronger as team. I also met a lot of new people, genuine individuals who are now good friends, some are visitors of the island, and some left already to fulfill their own dreams. I can only wish that they will find their own dream catchers, grab it and truly hold on to it. The hardest part is always the process of getting there, of the uncertainties not knowing whether you are on the right path, always doubting your decisions and losing sleep over it. I'm still learning and curving my way around juggling two equally challenging jobs of maintaining Potato Head Jakarta and running this new shop. Jakarta is so different to Bali, I arrived last night and find that the city is so flat, and yet I woke up this morning and when I looked into my garden and knowing I had a good night sleep on my own bed I felt refreshed again and Bali is now just a good memory, with sweet glimpses of the best times I had with new friends and my partners.

Close the chapter they say and move on. I will be back very soon, too soon I think but it's okay, I need to get my system used to all these sudden jolts. Jolts of joy I hope and more blood, sweat and tears to come...Let's play!


          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


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          Happy New Year from Lady Mac   
Happy New Year!
Here's a short clip of my highlights in 2009

Potato Head's NYE Party 31 Dec. Celebrating New York 1930s
"If I could have a photobooth all day long, I would take pictures all night long!"

My mom and I infront of a Plymouth 1948, I turned out be a Pocahontas from the 30s!

My 1st featured article in AMICA magazine on french macarons and my time in Paris. A journey I shall never forget!

On the bridge of the Seine river, goofin' off with my friends from our French class, we had fun that day, and that Berthillon ice cream sure is the best I've tasted so far!!

My macaron display at Potato Head, selling only on Sundays! my precious little project...Fashion et Macaron=Pourquoi pas?

Sunday Brunch @ POTATO HEAD will never be the same again~
Available from 10AM til SOLD OUT as we always do :)

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          Eine einzigartige Aman-Reise durch Laos und Kambodscha   
Amanresorts: London (ots) - Nicht nur geografisch liegen Laos und Kambodscha zwischen China und Indien. Auch kulturell wurden die Staaten über Jahrhunderte von ihren Nachbarn beeinflusst. Einen tiefen Einblick in die Gesellschaft, Kultur und Natur dieser Länder ...
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Emerson Electric Co. is the type of company around which you build a portfolio. Here are three really bad reasons to sell it today.
          12 Mildly Interesting Things That Are Actually Pretty Cool   

Some of these are actually more than mildly interesting. Dare I say, normal level interesting?

1. These streetlights in Rwanda that have countdowns.

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2. This pet store's incorporated camera dome in their mural.

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3. This dripping paint coffee table.

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4. This reflection that makes it look like some dude is selling baked goods out of his vehicle.

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5. This ceiling fan that differentiates the ceiling and light chains with a mini light and fan.

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6. This building in Chicago.

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7. This "melty mouth" design concept for the Ghostbuster's Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

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8. This supermarket that security tags SNICKERS BARS.

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9. This hands-free sunscreen spraying machine.

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10. This hardware stores hammer handle.

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11. This giant strawberry.

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12. This motion picture money.

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          Destiny: Xur location and inventory for June 30, July 1   
Xur’s weekend plans have fallen through again, so he’s at work flogging guns in the Tower. Xur: Agent of the Nine isn’t out of a job yet, so being the little trooper that he is, he’s selling his wares to Guardians in the Tower and the Reef. He’s an hour late today what with time […]
          FIAT S76 Beast of Turin Limited Edition Print by StefanMarjoram   

22.00 GBP

Every year in December I draw a car picture a day and sell the originals. The 2015 series was extremely popular - and for the first time featured actual cars rather than invented ones. I was really pleased with the finished collection - and when I got an invitation to display some work at Bicester Heritage recently I thought it would be great to print out the entire set - I never usually get to see all of the drawings together.

Just 24 copies of each drawing will be printed and then individually signed and numbered. They are A5 size (210mmx150mm), printed on 280gsm museum quality paper with archival inks. Apart from being a tiny bit larger, the prints are almost indistinguishable from the originals.

(Please note: this listing is for a single, unframed print only. Some of the images are simply to show how they would look framed or as part of a set)


          Theater um Homo-Ehe: inszenierte Nichtigkeit oder Ablenkungsmanöver?   
Nun ist sie also beschlossene Sache: die "Homo-Ehe", oder "Ehe für alle". Der Freudentaumel im links-grünen ist enorm, heißt es doch, dass wir dem Stadium einer supra-offenen Gesellschaft wieder ein paar Schritte näher gekommen sind. "Ein buntes Ja für die Liebe" tönt die Klatschkanone gmx eifrig; auch hier wird der Beschluss wie ein lang umkämpfter Sieg gefeiert. Was zum Teufel aber soll dieses Theater? Haben wir nicht einen Berg anderer Probleme? Ich habe nichts gegen Homosexuelle und auch nicht gegen die Liebe. Es mutet jedoch absurd, beinahe pervers an, dass man angesichts einer inzwischen allgegenwärtigen Terrorgefahr, einem maroden Bildungssystem, einer hoffnungslos überforderten Polizei, no go areas, drohender Altersarmut, der Islamisierung und Entstehung von Parallelgesellschaften, der gestiegenen Kinderarmut, der EU-Krise, des wirtschaftlichen Bedeutungsverlustes und vielem mehr, ein derartiges Nischenthema zur einem Politikum von existenzieller Tragweite aufbläht. Wieviele Menschen in diesem Land werden davon überhaupt betroffen sein? Und wen interessiert es überhaupt? Der Fall Homo-Ehe ist ein exzellentes Exempel dafür, wie perfekt die Meinungsmache funktioniert. Kaum einen hat das Thema je gekratzt, aber innerhalb weniger Tage/Wochen ist es in aller Munde. Selbst ich habe heute Vormittag mit einer gewissen Spannung der mdr-Berichterstattung zu den Abstimmungsergebnissen gelauscht. "Wow" hab ich gedacht und mich gefühlt, als hätte ich nach drei Tagen Dauerwerbesendung endlich das neue Küchen-Multi-Tool bestellt. Wovon soll hier abgelenkt werden? Vom Durchwinken des Maas´schen Zensurgesetzes? Oder welch andere Unsäglichkeit wird uns bald wieder als diktatorisch anheimelndes Schmakerl vorgetragen? Worum geht es hierbei? Soweit ich weiß, waren homoseuelle Pärchen den "Normalos" in so gut wie allem gleichgestellt. Unterschiede liegen in diesem Fall ja wohl eindeutig in der Natur der Sache. Und Differenzierung sollte nicht automatisch mit...
          Ehe-Öffnung beschlossen   
Der Verein Vielfalt Leben – QueerWeg begrüßt die Entscheidung des Deutschen Bundestags zur Öffnung der Ehe für gleichgeschlechtliche Paare. Die Entscheidung setzt sowohl die eindeutige Mehrheitsmeinung der Bevölkerung als auch das Diskriminierungsverbot laut Grundgesetz um. Thüringer Aktionsplan für Akzeptanz und Vielfalt soll auch in Thüringen wichtige Themen umsetzen. „Mit der heutigen Bundestags-Entscheidung spiegeln die Abgeordnet_innen gesellschaftliche Realität wieder: So sprechen sich mehr als 80 Prozent der Menschen in Deutschland in einer Umfrage der Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes für die ‚Ehe für Alle‘ aus“, erklärt QueerWeg-Vorstand Matthias Gothe. Wiederholt wurde in der heutigen Debatte betont: Mit der Entscheidung wird vielen Menschen etwas gegeben, aber keinem Menschen etwas genommen. „Die von den Gegnern einer Eheöffnung vorgebrachten Argumente sind einfach nur haaresträubend: Die rechtliche Gleichstellung einer Bevölkerungsgruppe bedeutet mit Nichten einen Einschnitt für eine andere, sondern garantiert den gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt und die verfassungsrechtliche Gleichbehandlung“, betont Gothe. Der Verein dankt allen, die über Jahre und Jahrzehnte für diesen wichtigen Schritt zu mehr Gleichstellung gekämpft haben. Dank gilt heute auch den Abgeordnet_innen aller demokratischen Fraktionen, die heute ihrem Gewissen gefolgt sind und für den Gesetzentwurf gestimmt haben. „Der Einsatz für Gleichstellung ist damit aber nicht abgeschlossen! Das Transsexuellengesetz, die rechtliche und praktische Behandlung von intergeschlechtlichen Menschen, das Blutspendeverbot für homo- und bisexuelle Männer, der Nationale Aktionsplan gegen Homo- und Transphobie, der Ausschluss von Kirchen aus dem Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetz sowie die internationale Situation von lesbischen, schwulen, bisexuellen, trans* und intergeschlechtlichen Menschen sind einige der wichtigen, noch immer offenen Baustellen“, so Gothe weiter. Auch das Thüringer...
          Menschen im Hotel   
Der neue Schauspieldirektor Manuel Kressin inszeniert eine Schauspiel-Symphonie nach dem Roman von Vicki Baum
Premiere am 29.  Sept. im Großen Haus Gera
Vanessa Rose, Mechthild Schrobanita und Thorsten Dara fotografiert im Parkhotel Altenburg von Sabona Sabovic Zur ersten Schauspielpremiere der Spielzeit 2017/18, mit der sich Manuel Kressin als neuer Schauspieldirektor vorstellt, wird am Freitag, 29. September, um· 19:30 Uhr ins Große Haus der Bühnen der Stadt Gera eingeladen. Der 1929 von Vicki Baum (1888-1960) geschriebene Bestseller-Roman „Menschen im Hotel“ gewährt nicht nur Einblick in Vorgänge hinter verschlossenen Zimmertüren, sondern auch hinter die Fassaden der Gesellschaft. Bereits 1932 lief die erste Verfilmung unter dem Titel Grand Hotel mit einem Staraufgebot in den Kinos und gewann den Oscar als Bester Film. Manuel Kressins Stückfassung spürt der gleichsam komödiantischen, kritischen und tragischen Geschichte nach. Als Schauspieldirektor setzt er ganz auf das Ensemble und hat für seine Antrittsinszenierung ein großes Ensemblestück gewählt, in dem sich viele neue Mitglieder seines Ensembles vorstellen. Als Schauspiel-Symphonie konzipiert, werden Mitglieder des Philharmonischen Orchesters Altenburg-Gera die Inszenierung live zur Komposition von Schauspielkapellmeister Olav Kröger und unter seiner Leitung begleiten. In den Rollen: Grusinskaya Vanessa Rose · Baron Gaigern Danijel Gavrilovic · Otto Kringelein Thomas C. Zinke · Dr. Otternschlag Bruno Beeke · Flämmchen Nolundi Tschudi · Direktor Preysing Thorsten Dara · Portier Senf Maximilian Popp · Suzette Hanna Petkoff · Hausdame Fiona Mechthild Scrobanita · Gerstenkorn Ines Buchmann · „Baby“ an der Bar Alexandra Sagurna. Bühne und Kostüme entwirft Kristopher Kempf. Für die Choreografie ist Katerina Vlasova verantwortlich, die auch den Tanzpart der Grusinskaya übernimmt. In diesem Hotel treffen Schicksale auf engem Raum aufeinander: Es wird geliebt, gehandelt, gestohlen, geredet und manchmal auch gestorben. Die unterschiedlichsten Menschen betreten durch die Drehtür eine eigene Welt, treffen aufeinander und leben doch aneinander vorbei. Da ist die Primaballerina Grusinskaya, die, einst groß und umjubelt, nun nur noch ein Schatten ihrer selbst ist. Sie...
          Toyota Corolla, 2004 (54) Blue Hatchback, Manual Petrol, 118,000 miles   
12 months mot, colour concept model, e/w, e/m, c/l, cd player, trip computer, air conditioning, previous mots, drives good, clean through our. Cat c in 2013. No withheld numbers no offers. 1,000.00 - Contact seller
          Beilagenhinweis AA-Extra, 30.06.2017   
ALDI Alloptik Zeulenroda Altkleider Biller Amalien Apotheke Apotheke am Darrplatz AS Sammelbüro AVIE Apotheke AWG B1 Discount BM Bauspezi Blutspende CS Recycling Schönherr Deutsche Bahn DRK Blutspende EVR Rudi Energieversorgung Focus Apotheke Fressnapf Getränke Heinemann Getränkequelle Hahn Globus BM Globus SB Goethe-Apotheke Gothaer Möbelmarkt GVG Bestellshop Milbradt Hagebau Hallo Pizza Mäc Geiz Medimax Meinhard Schrott Metatex Möbel SB Müller Drogerie Nahkauf Norma Oscar am Freitag Patzer Techn. Fachhandelsgesellschaft Pfennigpfeiffer POCO Retex Rewe Center REWE Rossmann Sonderpreis BM Sonnenapotheke Spectrum Center Greiz & Eich Südost Journal Toom BM Weber WEKA Zappa Markt
          Schönbach lockt mit Dorffest   
Am 8. und 9. Juli 2017 ist es wieder soweit. Der Dorf- und Feuerwehrverein Schönbach e.V. und die FFw laden herzlich zum diesjährigen Dorffest ein. Für alle Altersgruppen steht auf dem Festplatz neben der Straßenbahn ein buntes Programm bereit. So startet der Samstag ab 13 Uhr mit einem Zwischenstopp der Oldtimerrallye des MC Greiz. Von 17 bis 19 Uhr findet im Festzelt für die Jüngsten eine Kinderdisko statt. Abends ab 20 Uhr spielt die Band „Memory“ zum Tanz auf. Dazwischen wird die Verlosung des Maibaumes ausgetragen. Der Sonntag beginnt um 9.15 Uhr mit dem Gottesdienst mit Carsten Weigelt und dem Posaunenchor Zeulenroda im Festzelt. Danach wird zum zünftigen Frühschoppen eingeladen. Ab 14 Uhr herrscht dann wieder Jubel und Trubel rund um den Festplatz mit historischer Landtechnikausstellung, Handwerkerschau, u.a. mit Sensenlehrer Klaus Hofmann und Maler Torsten Knoll, vielseitige Kinderbeschäftigungsangebote sowie leckeren Speisen und Getränken. Im Festzelt werden die Wisentataler Blasmusikanten aufspielen und für beste Stimmung sorgen. Der Eintritt ist an beiden Tagen frei. „Im Dorf- und Feuerwehrverein haben wir mit 40% auf die Einwohnerzahl gerechnet eine gute Quote hinsichtlich ehrenamtlicher Tätigkeit. Seit nunmehr 20 Jahren bilden auch wir eine verlässliche Gemeinschaft, um Traditionen zu pflegen und uns gesellschaftlich zu engagieren. Vor allem aber wollen wir durch die Vereinsarbeit im Ort gute Bedingungen schaffen, damit sich jetzt und in Zukunft Jung und Alt hier wohlfühlen. Dabei dürfen Spaß und Freude nicht zu kurz kommen und deshalb muss man auch ab und zu zünftig feiern“, so Angelika Ose vom Dorf- und Feuerwehrverein zum bevorstehenden Fest.
          Hyosung mirage gv250   
I'm selling my hyosung mirage. I have owned this awesome bike for a year and a half, and had some awesome rides. It has taken me to work every day, and on multi day rides out of the city. It is a great bike for people who want to commute and also take in some of the fantastic mountain roads Korea has to offer. This bike is quite agile and very comfortable and fun to ride. The bike runs great and is economical on fuel (cheaper than taking the bus every day) Included with the bike are:    Rear box    Saddle bags    Windshield (for the winter)    Fog lights    Red leds    Phone holder    Phone charger    Helmet Bike is registered with all the necessary paperwork. Looking for 1.5 mil. Open to offers Kakao: richard666
          Toyota Aygo, 2007 (07) Silver Hatchback, Manual Petrol, 65,000 miles   
Selling my Toyota Aygo in silver. Low tax, 9 month MOT. Electric windows, Air Conditioning, CD\Radio\Aux, Central Locking. New clutch last year, full service history. Minor indent on driver side wheel arch (see photo). Very low mileage 65k. Must see before sale. 1,800.00 - Contact seller
          Discos - a peyote stitch beaded bead tutorial by Sharri Moroshok - instant download pdf with photos and step by step instructions by TheBeadedBead   

9.00 USD

Discos is a peyote stitch disc shaped beaded bead tutorial with step by step instructions and 17 process photos. A sample page is pictured above. This is an Intermediate skill level project, but Advanced Beginners with a working of knowledge of Circular Peyote Stitch should be able to accomplish it.

Buyer Reviews for this tutorial:
"Pattern is easy to follow. Highly recommended!"
"These are so much fun. I'm addicted!"
"Love these patterns, very friendly and well written!!! Fantastic"
"This tutorial is very useful for so many ideas. I tried it on a wooden disk I picked up in the craft store. Worked great and looks very nice."
"Love this seller. Great designs. Fab tutorials!"
"These little beauties are fun to make and they are beautiful in an endless array of color combinations!"

The finished beaded bead is 15 x 8mm. The 12 x 4mm base bead for this project is not widely available but you can purchase them here in my shop. I have them in 2 finishes:

brown
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92123485/wooden-spacer-beads-12-x-4mm-dark-brown
natural
https://www.etsy.com/listing/158842922/czech-wooden-spacer-beads-12-x-4mm?ref=shop_home_active

The pattern, once learned, is very adaptable and variations can easily be made using ordinary washers purchased at any hardware store. See the last picture above for examples of variations.


Materials you will need are:
size 15 Japanese seed beads
size 11 Japanese seed beads
size 11 Delicas
0 or B Nymo (or other fine beading thread)
size 12 beading needle
base beads (as described above)

This file is instantly downloadable. Once purchased you will be able to download the PDF file. You'll need Adobe Reader which you can download for free at www.adobe.com

This listing is for the tutorial only and not for any of the finished beads or jewelry pictured.

You may sell items made with the finished beads but only on the condition that you credit me as the designer. The tutorial itself is protected under copyright law and must not be reproduced, distributed, published or taught without my express permission.


          Toyota Rav4 2.2 D-4D XT-R ...Absolutely Fabulous Condition Throughout, Long MOT, Fab Service History   
Toyota RAV4 2.2 D-4D XT-R, 5 Door, Diesel Four Wheel Drive in Metallic Silver. Absolutely Superb Example Throughout with Comprehensive Service History, and Sold with a Long MOT (31 May 2018). Lovely Economical Four Wheel Drive Which Includes Alloy Wheels, Tilt And Slide Electric Sunroof, Privacy... 5,975.00 - Contact seller
          Indigenous Learner Liaison Officer - Bow Valley College - Calgary, AB   
Provide a high level of service to learners to connect with Learner Success Services (Accessibility, Career Srevices, Counselling & Wellness, Financial Aid, RGO... $50,988 - $68,880 a year
From Bow Valley College - Sat, 10 Jun 2017 02:14:34 GMT - View all Calgary, AB jobs
          Toyota Rav4, 1998 (R) Black Estate, Manual Petrol, 129,000 miles   
Black 3 door 129000 on clock good clean car , just had new cam-belt 11 months m o t . Sensible Offers accepted 925.00 - Contact seller
           Toyota Yaris, 2003 (03), Automatic Petrol, 78,369 miles   
Full years mot no advisories good little runner £1250 ONO 1,250.00 - Contact seller
          150 Jahre Bahnhof Leinefelde   
Der Bahnhof Leinefelde begeht Juli 2017 sein 150jähriges Bestehen. Aus diesem Anlass organisiert die Urania Bildungsgesellschaft Eichsfeld am Donnerstag, dem 06.07.2017, um 19:00 Uhr im Sitzungssaal des Wasserturms Leinefelde eine Veranstaltung. Den Vortrag hält ein profunder Kenner der Eisenbahngeschichte - Herr Paul Lauerwald - aus Nordhausen. Interessenten melden sich bitte bei der URANIA (Tel.: 03605/546151, E-Mail: urania@urania-eichsfeld.de
          Villeneuve-sur-Lot. Kadiga Kemmad veut apporter sa petite touche personnelle   
Nommée à la tête du club villeneuvois tout récemment, Kadiga Kemmad veut poursuivre le travail réalisé par son prédécesseur, en privilégiant la formation des jeunes mais en essayant d'améliorer la communication en interne. Rencontre. Pouvez-vous vous présenter ? J'ai 45 ans et je suis native de Thionville en Moselle. Je suis fille d'un militaire et j'ai passé de nombreuses années à Fréjus dans le Var. C'est là que j'ai découvert le handball...
          Raymond, Carl Wayne   
Carl Wayne Raymond passed away, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Pelham, AL. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Russell Raymond, children; William Carl...
          Roku TV devices still banned in Mexico   

Roku TV devices still banned in Mexico

A Mexican tribunal has upheld a ban on the import of Roku streaming devices in the country, citing piracy.

Cable TV provider, Cablevision, had successfully managed to have the import and sale of Roku streaming devices banned in the country on the grounds that some owners are using them for illegal television streaming. Roku did manage to have that order suspended for a few days, but has now suffered another setback.

This week, a Mexico City tribunal upheld the initial import ban, keeping it illegal to sell devices from California-based Roku in the country.

"Cablevision cannot allow the content that it licenses from domestic and foreign companies to be illegally used," Cablevision spokeswoman Maria Eugenia Zurita told Reuters.

"We would also like Roku Inc to better supervise the use of its software so that it's not used inappropriately."

Roku devices are set-top media boxes that are intended to be used with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Starz and plenty of other legal streaming services on the Internet. In recent years, such devices have fueled a growth in cord-cutting, the practice of dropping cable and satellite television services in favor of online streaming services.

Not all services are legal, of course, and devices can be modified and configured to access illegal streaming services. According to the Reuters report, Roku owners in Mexico are frequently contacted by providers of illegal television streaming services offering them cheap packages of hundreds of television channels, without appropriate permission and licensing.

Roku does not advertise its products for illegal use, and rulings that ban digital media products due to their misuse by some customers could have terrible consequences. Roku is keeping optimistic about the future of its products in Mexico, however.

"Today's decision is not the final word in this complex legal matter, and it is not expected to prevent consumers from purchasing Roku products in Mexico at this time," Roku General Counsel Steve Kay said.

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          Kickstarter success RuuviTag is now available, first batch almost gone overnight   

Kickstarter success RuuviTag is now available, first batch almost gone overnight

A Finnish startup by the name Ruuvi introduced its Bluetooth beacon project to the internet in a Kickstarter campaign last summer. In mere hours the campaign was funded and in the end it crushed its goal with pre-orders exceeding $170 000.

Now the company has officially released the product, which according to their press release came quicker than expected. Since yesterday's launch RuuviTag has been selling like hotcakes. The founder of Ruuvi, Lauri Jämsä, told us that the demand has been so high that the supply has almost been depleted.

In the upcoming batches the company aims more and more in the B2B markets where orders might exceed a thousand units.

RuuviTag is a small Bluetooth 4.2 beacon that has radio and NFC connectivity as well as a multitude of sensors that can measure temperature, relative air humidity, air pressure, and acceleration. It can be used as a Eddystone or iBeacon, and the RuuviLab community has already created a variety of applications, including the likes of portable weather station and vehicle locator. Of course because it's open source platform anyone can join in.

You can buy RuuviTag's from the company's website where they sell for 69 euros (approx. $79) per 3 beacons plus shipping.

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          WP Chatbull   
Now chat with your website visitors with WP ChatBull. This is a perfect fit for Small Business for both who sell products and services.
          OMG, Disney will remove the women being sold off in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ ride   

Disney has announced (via the Disney Parks Blog) that a joke from the 1960’s about pirates selling off women is “no longer funny” and is...
          Agricultural Sales - John Deere - USA-IA-Toledo   
Job Description Van Wall Equipment is looking for an Agriculture Salesman to represent the company for the purpose of selling new and used equipment. The position would sell mostly new and used agricu...
          SellerActive Releases ASIN Creation Tool for Online Sellers   

New ASIN tool gives sellers fast ASIN creation for Amazon

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          Iron on decal - Little Peanut - elephant - baby / child clothing accessory by MaddysAccessories14   

11.57 CAD

This listing is for one iron on decal, handmade with care.

Made with high quality heat transfer vinyl.
Decal size: 4 inches tall by 5 inches wide
Various colours available.

To add a second colour to your decal order place this add on listing into your cart and leave second colour choice in note to seller during checkout.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/your/shops/MaddysAccessories14/tools/MaddysAccessories14/ca/listings/page:2,stats:true/489553575

*Made when ordered. Processing time is 3-5 business days*

**Decal can be applied to cotton or polyester only. I can not guarantee it will stick to other materials.**

Printed detailed instructions included with the decal. We are not responsible for the application process. No refunds or exchanges will be given once the application process has begun.

Can be applied by using a regular clothing iron or professional heat press.

Washing instructions after application:
For the longevity of the vinyl, machine wash on delicate inside out with cold water or hand wash inside out and tumble dry on low heat or lay flat to dry.
If you need to iron, iron inside out and not directly on the vinyl, as it could melt the sentiment.

The colours of items may be slightly different from the picture due to the settings of your monitor. Our photos are retouched to ensure that colours are as close as possible to reality.

Hand crafted in a pet and smoke free home.

Packaged ready for gift giving!
Delivered in sturdy packaging to prevent damage during it's travels.
Shipped by regular untracked mail. Please inquire if needing tracking or insurance added on.

Thank you for visiting our shop and come back soon, as we are always adding new items!


          Friday 6/30 Insider Buying Report: UCFC, TDY   
As the saying goes there are many possible reasons for an insider to sell a stock but only one reason to buy they expect to make money So let s look at two noteworthy recent insider buys At United Community Financial UCFC a filing with the SEC revealed that on Wednesday
          Selling Paris->London 2nd July 1:13pm S Premier   
Selling Single ticket PARIS NORD - Lille Europe. - LONDON ST-PANCRAS 2nd July, 13:13pm arriving in 14:30pm UKT Class: Standard Premier ORIGINAL PRICE: GBP 84
          Ticket exchange, Paris to London From Paris To London on Sun. 02 Jul. 2017 - 13h13   
Selling Single ticket PARIS NORD - Lille Europe. - LONDON ST-PANCRAS 2nd July, 13:13pm arriving in 14:30pm UKT Class: Standard Premier ORIGINAL PRICE: GBP 84 Please text me on +447717765143 or email gongqian111@yahoo.com Thanks,
          Ticket exchange, London to Lille From London To Lille on Tue. 04 Jul. 2017 - 10h58   
hi, I am selling my returned ticket London to Lille, cost price is 94 pounds but I am selling for 65 pounds for both returned ticket. Pls contact me at ghnlse@yahoo.com or 07873990339. Thanks. Jennifer
          Ticket exchange, Paris to London From Paris To London on Mon. 03 Jul. 2017 - 07h13   
I am selling a one-ticket from Paris to London this coming Monday (July 3rd) for £30. PLEASE NOTE that I am based in London where the ticket needs to be collected. Mobile: 07917466533
          Ticket exchange, London to Lille From London To Lille on Tue. 04 Jul. 2017 - 10h58   
hi, I am selling my returned ticket London to Lille at cost of 94 pounds or ONO. Pls contact me at ghnlse@yahoo.com or 07873990339. Thanks. Jennifer
          Ticket exchange, London to Paris From London To Paris on Fri. 30 Jun. 2017 - 18h01   
One way ticket (non refundable and non exchangeable). Selling as I can no longer user it. Can exchange in London or via email (e-ticket)
          Buying and Selling Associate - Most Wanted PEI, Inc. - Dartmouth, NS   
Required to submit a current Police Records Check*. Buying and Selling Associate.... $11.50 an hour
From Indeed - Thu, 11 May 2017 19:38:53 GMT - View all Dartmouth, NS jobs
          Bergenien: verführerisch und verkannt   

Bergenien [BdS Foto]

Bergenien: sind verführerisch und verkannt. Rosen, Schneeglöckchen, Taglilien, es gibt Pflanzen, derentwegen werden weite Reisen unternommen, Feste veranstaltet und Gesellschaften gegründet. Es gibt Pflanzen, die sind unauffälliger, aber treu und unkompliziert und werden deshalb hochgeschätzt. Und es gibt die Bergenie […]

Bergenien: verführerisch und verkannt auf Gartentechnik.de


          The Resurgence of Matt Kemp: How He Went from $160M Bust to Potential All-Star   

ATLANTA — On a late afternoon in June, Matt Kemp settles into the right-handed batter's box at SunTrust Park to take his cuts.

The first few pitches tossed his way during batting practice end up sprinkled in the outfield grass. Then the power from the 6'4" Braves left fielder starts to show. Shots from his bat sail over the outfield wall. One flies over to the right of the 400-foot sign in right-center. Another lands in the Braves bullpen.

His swings, like his demeanor, are relaxed.

He looks comfortable. Happy. Free to be himself and free of distraction.

At 32, Kemp is having his best season since 2011, when he was 26 and playing for the Dodgers. He's hitting .309 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI—numbers that have him in the running for a starting spot in the All-Star Game. He's reminding baseball fans of the player who nearly won the National League triple crown in '11, when he led the league with 39 home runs and 126 RBI, finished third with a .324 average and also stole 40 bases.

Back then, it seemed like he would be a Dodger and a superstar for life.

But life beyond baseball was swirling around him.

There was the tabloid fodder—like dating Rihanna in 2010. There was the expectations-setting eight-year, $160 million contract extension. There were the injuries. And then there was the trade to San Diego. The weight gain. Then a second trade, this time to the Braves, and chatter about his San Diego mansion not selling at auction. He admitted in a post on the Players' Tribune that he had "let a big contract, the Hollywood lifestyle, injuries and bad relationships" get to him, which earned him a "reputation for being selfish, lazy and a bad teammate."

He was trending dangerously toward another label: bust.

But not so fast. Kemp's story wasn't finished. Not yet.

His resurgence in Atlanta—and his jaw-dropping transformation in the offseason—is eliminating any inkling of those perceptions. He's hitting. He's healthy. By all appearances, he's having fun.

And the Braves organization loves him.

"He is one of our leaders," manager Brian Snitker says. "He is a guy in the clubhouse that people respect. … He's just a great guy to have around."

The difference?

It's simple, Kemp says. He was hurt then. He's not now.

"It was just very frustrating," Kemp says. "It wasn't fun because sometimes I wasn't getting the results that I wanted. I was working hard and doing what I needed to do.

"It's hard to overcome injuries. It takes time, and once you get past those injuries, then you start to become more successful again, and the confidence level comes up, and you get that swag that you once had.

"It'd be tough to hear some of the things that might have been said, like, 'He lost it.' I didn't lose it. With injuries and things like that, it's not easy."


Kemp is in the Braves clubhouse, comfortably settled in a soft black leather chair as some teammates nearby shoot pool. Conversations surrounding him provide a pleasant hum.

He looks laid-back, wearing a black T-shirt that reads "EQUALITY" on the front and "42" on the back, in homage to Jackie Robinson.

The topic of conversation is recent incidents of racism in sports. Seventy years after Robinson broke the baseball color barrier, it remains one of the game's constants. The hate comes in various forms. Trolling on social media. Screaming obscenities from the stands. A fan in May uttered the N-word and threw a bag of peanuts at Orioles outfielder Adam Jones.

Racism isn't exclusive to MLB in the realm of sports. Someone painted the N-word on a gate at LeBron James' Los Angeles home before the 2017 NBA Finals started, according to the L.A. police.

Kemp acknowledges fans have spewed hate toward him dating back to his days in the minor leagues. He declines to name the cities where it occurred, "but it definitely happens, for sure," he says.

"That's not new to me or to LeBron or to Adam," Kemp says. "It's something that you've got to deal with all the time. Like LeBron said, it doesn't matter how much people admire you, how much money you have, how famous you are. Racism is still alive. It's sad. It's disappointing. I guess it's something that I guess we have to deal with. It's tough to deal with, but it's sad."

He didn't pay attention to things like that when he was younger. Maybe it didn't exist because all he was doing was playing ball and wasn't yet famous. Maybe he just didn't recognize it. He's not sure.

"But when you get older you start to realize, like, 'Dang. They just really said that,'" Kemp says. "It's kind of crazy."

Growing up in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Kemp and his cousins were "pretty much" the only African-Americans on his teams, he says. A two-sport athlete, his basketball teammates teased him for playing baseball—"What are you doing? Why do you have the cleats and a glove? You play basketball," he recalls them saying—as football and hoops were more popular where he lived.

"[My friends] never came to games," Kemp says. "They didn't know how good I was. They didn't know that the scouts were coming to see me play."

He's shown a photo of himself from his childhood.

He says he's not sure how old he was, but the picture depicts him holding a bat and taking a mighty cut—"I don't know if I was swatting flies. Hopefully I don't swing at pitches like that now," he wisecracks—with a look of determination on his young face, long before the glitz and the glamour ever entered his life.

"You look at a picture like that, and that's like—that's me as a kid dreaming about playing baseball, and now I'm living that dream," Kemp says. "Not a lot of people can say they're living their dream."

Kemp grew up in a single-parent household, with his mom, Judy Henderson, a nurse. Even though Atlanta is more than 800 miles away, it was easy for him and a cousin to get hooked on the Braves, whose games were broadcast on TBS.

"We, like, lived for the Braves," Kemp says. "We'd come home after school, turn on the TV and watch the Braves play baseball games. It was the best thing in the world."

The dream became tangible in 2003, when the Dodgers drafted Kemp in the sixth round out of high school. Three years later, he was playing at Dodger Stadium. The lights seem to shine brighter in Hollywood, and he showed signs of becoming a budding superstar in 2009, when he hit .297 with 26 home runs and 101 RBI and won his first Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.

His marquee season was in 2011. He finished second to Ryan Braun in the MVP race, but after Braun's subsequent PED admission, many think Kemp should have received the award. As a consolation prize, he did win his second Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards that year.

Life was fast-paced. He ascended the fashion ladder, seen as one of the best-dressed players in baseball. Paparazzi surrounded him when he dated Rihanna in 2010. His average dipped to .249 that season, but he still hit 28 home runs.

Fast forward to seven years later in Atlanta, with a reporter trying to tiptoe around the Rihanna question with Kemp. It elicits a laugh from him.

"I think that life. That's just part of L.A.," Kemp says. "You're in an industry where you meet famous people. You have famous friends. That's just part of being in L.A. I mean, that took a little getting used to, but the injuries were something I was never used to. That was harder on me that anything."


The injuries. There were many of them. A snapshot:

Kemp had two stints on the disabled list for hamstring injuries in 2012. The first one ended his streak of 399 consecutive games, which at the time was the longest streak by an active player. In late August, he injured his left shoulder after crashing into a wall at Coors Field, but he continued to play. In the offseason, Kemp underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum and damage to his rotator cuff. Doctors told him not to swing a bat until January.

Kemp made trips to the DL in 2013 for a right hamstring strain and joint inflammation in the surgically repaired shoulder. His return to the lineup that July lasted for one game, as he suffered a left ankle injury when sliding into home plate, a play in which Kemp later said he wasn't running hard. He headed back to the DL.

Kemp returned in mid-September, but it was a short stay. He missed a game later in the month because of soreness in his left ankle and was ruled was out for the playoffs. Kemp had a minor surgical procedure to clean up his left shoulder and also underwent microfracture surgery on the ankle. He ultimately played just 73 games in 2013, and he would start the 2014 season on the disabled list.

Through it all, the low point was suffering the ankle injury and eventually needing surgery, Kemp says.

"My shoulder was tough, but I think the ankle was the toughest because I was used to being a speed guy, stealing bases," he says. "Now it's not as easy to do that because my ankle doesn't allow me to be as fast as I once was. But I've just got to deal with it."

In 2014, his last season with Los Angeles, then-manager Don Mattingly moved Kemp out of center field, first putting him at left and then later in right. After the season, the Dodgers traded him to San Diego. While he put up solid numbers (.265 with 23 home runs and 100 RBI in 2015, and .268 with 35 HRs and 108 RBI in 2016), he was a guy with a lengthy injury history and a huge paycheck playing for a bad team.

His mammoth 2011 campaign continued to get further away in the rearview mirror.


2011 was also the year when Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who was a rookie, first met Kemp.

"He was on another level," Freeman recalls. "Every time he got up to the plate, I was like, 'Oh no, here it comes.'"

Through a mutual friend, Melvin Upton Jr., who played for both the Braves (2013-14) and the Padres (2015 through part of 2016), Freeman and Kemp hung out a couple of times. Since Kemp arrived in Atlanta, he and Freeman have grown close. Freeman calls Kemp's personality "infectious."

"It's a great personality," Freeman says. "He draws people to him, and you just want to be around him. Every day, obviously when I'm healthy, we would go get our Starbucks together, we go out to the field together, we do pretty much everything together. ...

"He wants to win. He works hard every single day, and that rubs off on other people."

Kemp's intensity is visible. But so is the joy, which he credits to his teammate and friend.

"Honestly, you know who has a lot to do with that is Freddie," Kemp says. "I've played with a lot of guys that like to have fun and joke around, but he's just one guy that—I honestly never see him, like, mad."

The chemistry worked in the lineup, too. In the 56 games he played with the Braves in 2016, Kemp hit .280 with 12 home runs and had an OPS of .855.

"It was great," Snitker says. "You get a guy, a middle-of-the-order lineup guy like that, he was a welcome addition. It lengthened our lineup, kind of broke up all the left-handers we had going."

With Kemp on the team, opponents could no longer "pick and choose" who they pitched to. "He legitimized what we had going on," Snitker says.

But not all was perfect. At the end of the 2016 season, Kemp wasn't always finishing games, playing seven innings before being replaced for defensive reasons in left field.

"Every time that happened to him, he'd come up to me in the dugout and say, 'This is embarrassing. I don't want this to happen anymore,'" Freeman says.

Heading into the offseason, Kemp was healthy, which hadn't happened often in the last few years. He took advantage of it and got to work, saying there were "no limits."

When asked what was the catalyst for change, Kemp all but shrugged it off.

"I haven't really had too many offseasons where I didn't have to rehab anything," Kemp says. "That's a big difference. You know, if you go into an offseason hurt and you have to rehab the whole offseason, that's just very frustrating. I was pretty much able to work out and do whatever it is I wanted to do."

Snitker says Kemp told the team at the end of the 2016 season, "You're going to see a new me when I get here."

"And he did," Snitker says. "Obviously, he was very dedicated to that and worked his tail off. It was real refreshing when you came in and saw the guy's dedication to what we're trying to do, so it was really good to see, and it told you a lot about the person."

Freeman got updates from Kemp during the offseason—sometimes in mid-workout.

"I got FaceTimed every week...usually when he was on the elliptical," Freeman says. "He was doing two-a-days. He would do lifting in the morning, and he would come back and do conditioning later in the day."

When Freeman was with his wife in Bal Harbour, Florida, celebrating their anniversary, he ran into Kemp. The change was already noticeable.

"You could tell after a month-and-a-half, he was already looking different," Freeman says. "People were asking me what was he looking like, and I wouldn't tell them. I said, 'You guys can just find out for yourself,' and he came to spring training obviously so much better. I think he had lost like 25 pounds."


Kemp's work continued through spring training and into the season, and the results are evident in his numbers. He started the season 8-for-16 with four doubles and two home runs in his first four games. He made a brief trip to the 10-day DL for a tight right hamstring in April, and he missed one game in June with left hamstring tightness. Aside from that, he has picked up where he left off. On April 29 at Milwaukee, he became the first Brave to hit three home runs in a game since Mark Teixeira did it in 2008. He hit his 250th career home run on May 31.

Kemp says there's been no change in approach. It's just a byproduct of being healthy and putting in the effort.

"He was first there, last to leave, was very consistent in all his workouts, and he was always out there doing his drills, in the weight room, workout room, practices, everything," Snitker says of Kemp's spring training work. "It was really good to see—and even now. I mean, the guy shows up to play every day. That's the thing. He's signed on to play the games, so he is a guy you can depend on every day. You know he's going to be there for you."

The house in San Diego hasn't sold yet, and Kemp doesn't know if there will be another auction. These days, his home base is in Prosper, Texas, about three hours away from Midwest City.

How long he stays in Atlanta remains to be seen. Despite his production, the Braves are under .500 and are struggling to keep pace with the Nationals in the NL East. Could Kemp get dealt for a third time? Speculation is slowly heating up, with Bob Nightingale of USA Today mentioning him as one of the top 25 players who could switch teams this summer.

But even as the team rebuilds, Kemp is a good fit in Atlanta. He helped protect the Braves' cornerstone, Freeman, in the lineup—before Freeman fractured his wrist in May—and his teammates are thankful he's there.

"It's nice to be able to have a guy like him—and Freddie and some of the other guys—but he's kind of my big brother," shortstop Dansby Swanson says. "I feel like he's always got my back. He kind of, like, protects me. ... He'll take me out to dinner when we're on the road and kind of just gives you that family thing. We've been able to hit it off really well, and I feel like I can go to him and trust him with a lot of things. So he's special to have around, and I am definitely very, very grateful to have him."

Will this get rid of the critics? Even if it doesn't, Freeman doesn't think that factors into Kemp's mindset.

"We play in a game of what-have-you-done-for-me-now, and the thing is last year people said he wasn't very good, but he had 35 home runs and [close to] 110 RBI," Freeman says. "That doesn't happen. He's a superstar. He's been a superstar his whole career.

"After his 2011 year, he had shoulder surgery and he dealt with hamstring problems. It's hard to compete at a high level when you're not feeling good every day. ... I don't think he's trying to put away what people are saying; he was just doing him. And if it comes along the way that it shuts people up in the process…"

Freeman pauses, and then says, "But that's not his ultimate goal.

"He's here trying to win and get back to the playoffs because he hasn't been there in a few years either, just like I haven't. That's his main goal. It's not about shutting people up, and people can say whatever they want about him, me...that just comes with the territory.  If we go 0-for-4, then they say we should be benched and stuff like that, but if we get two hits the next day, we're the greatest people ever. That just comes with it.

"But he's not trying to do that. He's just trying to do his job and help win games."

There's another element as well, and it's visible when Kemp's megawatt smile is caught on TV broadcasts. He's having fun, reminiscent to children who are playing simply for the love of the game.

"I've been playing baseball since I was four years old," Kemp says. "It's supposed to be fun. It's not supposed to be super-duper serious. I mean, you get serious at times, and of course you get competitive and you want to win, but I think a lot of people forget about having fun."

 

Jill Martin is a sports news editor for CNN. Follow her on Twitter: @ByJillMartin.

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          Richard Arthur "Dick" BISSELL   

A gravestone photo for Richard Arthur "Dick" BISSELL was submitted to Lenox West Fairview Cemetery in Taylor County Iowa on June 29th, 2017 -- Comments Include: Connie Kay Campbell, daughter of Leland Baldwin Campbell and Esther Charlotte Olson, was born Feb. 3, 1940 in Creston, Union Co., Iowa and died Oct. 11, 2011 in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa. She married Richard Arthur Bissell Jun 23, 1957 at Lenox, Taylor Co., Iowa. He was born Feb. 14, 1938 near Corning, Adams Co., Iowa, son of Raymond Virgil Bissell and Theda Genevive Thompson, and died Jan. 29, 2017 in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa. Submitted by volunteer Julia Johnson Photographed May 2017.


          Connie Kay CAMPBELL BISSELL   

A gravestone photo for Connie Kay CAMPBELL BISSELL was submitted to Lenox West Fairview Cemetery in Taylor County Iowa on June 29th, 2017 -- Comments Include: Connie Kay Campbell, daughter of Leland Baldwin Campbell and Esther Charlotte Olson, was born Feb. 3, 1940 in Creston, Union Co., Iowa and died Oct. 11, 2011 in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa. She married Richard Arthur Bissell Jun 23, 1957 at Lenox, Taylor Co., Iowa. He was born Feb. 14, 1938 near Corning, Adams Co., Iowa, son of Raymond Virgil Bissell and Theda Genevive Thompson, and died Jan. 29, 2017 in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa. Submitted by volunteer Julia Johnson Photographed May 2017.


          Connie Kay BISSELL   

A gravestone photo for Connie Kay BISSELL was submitted to Lenox West Fairview Cemetery in Taylor County Iowa on June 29th, 2017 -- Comments Include: Connie Kay Campbell, daughter of Leland Baldwin Campbell and Esther Charlotte Olson, was born Feb. 3, 1940 in Creston, Union Co., Iowa and died Oct. 11, 2011 in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa. She married Richard Arthur Bissell Jun 23, 1957 at Lenox, Taylor Co., Iowa. He was born Feb. 14, 1938 near Corning, Adams Co., Iowa, son of Raymond Virgil Bissell and Theda Genevive Thompson, and died Jan. 29, 2017 in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa. Submitted by volunteer Julia Johnson Photographed May 2017.


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          Le bac au royaume des populistes...   
Par Nassima Oulebsir «Le bac ou la guerre», menace le peuple qui a passablement échoué à l’examen. «Y a mhaynek, chaabi w na3arfou», murmure le roi Achour El Acher à la ministre de l’Education BenAfrit… Elle tente de le persuader de ne pas céder et de rester ferme et rigoureux. Il s’agit d’un baccalauréat dont elle a d’ailleurs réussi l’organisation, en dépit des tentatives de fraude… Mais pas question de contrarier le peuple. Le souverain, dans son infinie bonté, décide d’accorder le titre de bachelier à tous les candidats peu importe s’ils ont échoué. Dépitée, vexée, la ministre, quitte le château et... sa fonction. Ces scènes qui nous ont fait rire sont tirées de la série Achour El Acher que beaucoup ont suivi pendant le Ramadhan. Mais la fiction a fini par rejoindre la réalité, à quelques détails près. La vraie ministre de l’Education nationale, Nouria Benghabrit, n’a en effet pas encore quitté le palais... du gouvernement. Pourtant on se croirait bien dans une comédie, mais sans Djaafar Kassem. Le président de la République, en guise de cadeau de l’Aïd, a décidé d’organiser une session spéciale pour les candidats retardataires au bac. Pour la discipline et la rigueur tant voulues par Nouria Benghabrit, il faudra repasser. Il semble que rendre à un examen, qui a perdu tout intérêt, sa crédibilité ne fait pas le poids devant la culture du populisme. La politique de la paix sociale à tout prix a fini par toucher l’école, mais c’est loin d’être la première fois. Car lorsque l’ancien ministre de l’Education, Baba Ahmed, avait décidé, dans le cadre de la loi, de sanctionner les candidats fraudeurs de 5 ans d’interdiction d’examen, Abdelmalek Sellal, alors Premier ministre, était intervenu pour dire : «Laissez les passer cette année.» Quelques années plus tard, Sellal, encore lui, somme Benghabrit de «Laisser les élèves se reposer» quand, dans une démarche pédagogique, elle avait décidé de leur accorder des vacances d’hiver de 10 jours. Au final, ils ont en eu 19. Une décision antipédagogique pour le bien d’une génération habituée, semble-t-il, au traitement de faveur et celui de responsables versatiles à la générosité changeante dans un pays où ils ont perdu tout crédit. Car il s’agit des mêmes décideurs qui ont refusé d’accorder une session extraordinaire ou spéciale aux élèves de la Kabylie en 2001 ou à ceux de Ghardaïa quelques années plus tard. Pas question pour eux de faire du «régionalisme» ou de la «discrimination». Visiblement, on n’est plus aussi regardant vis- à-vis du tort que cette démarche pourrait causer aux autres candidats qui, eux, ont passé leur bac dans des conditions plus contraignantes. On ne s’indigne plus même quand il s’agit d’encourager l’indiscipline. Les syndicats, qui ont pour habitude de dégainer, à la moindre occasion, les menaces de boycott des corrections ou de la surveillance des examens, se sont contentés de dénoncer, en réponse aux questions des médias. Pas étonnant que cela ne fasse pas partie de leurs revendications. Au vu de la crise, ils n’ont plus rien à gratter. Qu’elle soit organisée en juillet ou en septembre, cette session donne déjà un avant-goût amer du prochain bac 2018. Et nous serions tenté de dire : candidats attas attas mazal el hal…
          Une commission d’enquête ministérielle dépêchée à la Duch   
Une commission d’enquête a été dépêchée, hier, à la Direction de l’urbanisme, de construction et de l’habitat (Duch) de la wilaya de Tamanrasset par le ministère de tutelle, a-t-on appris sur place. La commission, composée de trois inspecteurs de l’administration centrale, devra se pencher sur les doléances exprimées par le syndicat de la Duch qui avait appelé, récemment, à une grève illimitée en raison de la dégradation des conditions socioprofessionnelles des travailleurs. L’affaire des employés qui se disent «molestés et maltraités» par le premier responsable de cette institution à Tamanrasset a ainsi fait régir le ministre de l’Habitat, de l’Urbanisme et de la Ville, Youcef Cherfa, qui a, peu après son installation à la tête de ce département, adressée une correspondance à tous les walis où il demande l’état d’évaluation des Duch et des comptes-rendus sur l’avancement des projets lancés dans chaque wilaya. Comme signalé dans l’édition d’Elwatan week-end du 16 juin 2017, les employés de la Duch de Tamanrasset réclament leur droit à un congé annuel et le remboursement des frais de transport ainsi que les indemnités compensatrices des frais engagés par les agents en mission commandée, conformément à la réglementation en vigueur. Le syndicat a également évoqué «les abus liés aux ponctions injustifiées» sur les salaires de certains fonctionnaires et la situation problématique des travailleurs relevant des directions déléguées d’In Salah et d’In Guezzam, qui n’ont toujours pas été rémunérés. Le favoritisme et la partialité entre travailleurs ont également été soulevés dans une lettre de doléances qui met le directeur sur la sellette pour son comportement maladroit vis-à-vis de ses subordonnés, qui ont été destinataires de plusieurs questionnaire et d’avis de sanction «arbitraire». Les rédacteurs de ce document, faut-il le rappeler, demandent la régularisation des retombées financières liées aux avancements des échelons et aux rappels différentiels relatifs aux allocations familiales. Jointe par téléphone, une source auprès de la direction en question a fait savoir que durant toute la journée, les membres de la commission se sont réunis avec les représentants de la section syndicale et les travailleurs afin d’entendre leurs doléances et du coup s’enquérir des véritables problèmes qui minent la Duch de cette wilaya géostratégique.    
          No Shelter From the Woj Bombs   

On Wednesday, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted out some cataclysmic NBA news.

This was a blockbuster move—the Los Angeles Clippers’ stellar point guard signing up to play with recent MVP runner-up James Harden—a transaction huge enough that it may affect which team loses to the Golden State Warriors in next year’s conference finals.

If you read the replies to Wojnarowski’s tweet, though, one of the biggest NBA trades in years seems secondary—overshadowed by the man who broke the story.

In the parlance of NBA Twitter, Wojnarowski dropped a “Woj bomb,” hence the deployment of mushroom cloud GIFs.

In his 10 years at Yahoo—the company gave Wojnarowski his own website, the Vertical, in 2016—the NBA reporter built a reputation as the basketball world’s Eye of Providence, a mysterious, all-seeing entity who breaks news with terrifying speed and accuracy.

Judging by the reaction to his tweets, one might get the sense that he is actually the one setting these deals into motion—that teams make moves because Wojnarowski reports them rather than the other way around. It’s all part of the mythos of Woj, a cult of personality devoted to a man who doesn’t seem to have much of a discernible personality beyond “reporter who is always on Twitter.”

On Saturday, Wojnarowski will be joining ESPN, a move that coincides with (and in certain exceedingly nerdy circles perhaps overshadows) the start of the NBA’s free agency period. For years, his identity has been wrapped up in the fact that he doesn’t work for the Worldwide Leader in Sports. He’s been known to pick at ESPN in his columns, sometimes referring to them as an unnamed “cable sports company.” His defection to the world’s most powerful sports media company at once feels surprising and inevitable. It’s a marriage of questionable harmony but undoubtable impact, the equivalent of hiring a T. rex to hem your pants.

In his tenure at Yahoo, Wojnarowski has been a one-man wrecking crew, often out-scooping the world’s sports media hydra on the strength of his connections and unparalleled ability to type with his thumbs. Earlier this week, in his last days at the Vertical, he broke the news that Jeff Van Gundy—who works for ESPN—will be coaching USA Basketball’s World Cup qualifying team.

Wojnarowski’s unique ability to delight his fans and bedevil his rivals has been most evident during the NBA draft, when he managed to report, via Twitter, the upcoming selections well before they’re announced on ESPN’s live broadcast. The fact that one guy could ruin the drama and pageantry of a manicured television event infuriated ESPN execs and undoubtedly contributed to the company’s decision to make him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

In tandem with Wojnarowski’s hiring, ESPN laid off a number of talented NBA reporters, many of whom covered individual teams and contributed postgame recaps and analysis. They also terminated Marc Stein, who has long been Wojnarowski’s biggest competitor. Stein is a prodigious reporter in his own right, and many within the company have expressed dismay at his departure. Given that it seems like the network is shifting toward breaking news and scoops, there’s only one logical explanation for laying off Stein: ESPN’s suits feel it’s important to have Wojnarowski be the unquestioned leader of their NBA scoop machine. If you’re looking for an explanation for why that might be, you should ask someone who has better sources than I do.

ESPN, which pays $1.4 billion annually for the rights to televise NBA games, wants to claim total ownership of almost every NBA storyline. The network’s coverage of the NFL provides an instructive example. In 2013, Deadspin did a nice play-by-play of a story the network created out of thin air and subsequently covered to death. It began on SportsCenter, when one of ESPN's NFL pundits said, “I truly believe Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever.” ESPN got Kaepernick’s response to the statement, and that response was then covered at length on the network’s myriad shouting-head programs. The pundit who made the comment eventually became a featured guest across its various platforms, and the issue was debated for days until a natural endpoint was reached. (It somehow became about Tim Tebow.)

ESPN has been built to trim every last edible bit from a story, and with basketball’s greatest rumormonger and scoop-getter at its disposal, there’s no telling what the Worldwide Leader will now be capable of. My best guess is it will look a lot like what Gustavus Swift did to cows back in the 19th century.

Swift owned and operated one of the largest slaughterhouses in Chicago, but selling salted pork scraps wasn’t enough for him. In the late 1800s, the market demanded fresh beef, which meant cattle were shipped live to Eastern population centers where they would be butchered and sold after transit. Swift had a nose for inefficiency, and he got a great whiff of it with each and every steer-filled boxcar that passed through Chicago on its way east. If his company could somehow slaughter and butcher the beef in Chicago, he’d be able to expand his operation while more efficiently meeting demand.

To facilitate this, Swift hired an engineer to design a refrigerated train car that could ship dressed meat over long distances without sacrificing freshness. The Swift-owned cars were loaded with ice in Wisconsin, packed with beef at Swift’s Chicago slaughterhouse, and then sent east and sold for maximum profit. The supply process was so efficient and direct, a side of beef in the freezer of a New York wholesaler would hang off the same hook as the cow from which it was cut back in Chicago weeks prior.

It is perhaps a bit on the nose that the process Swift pioneered is known as “vertical integration.” The man ESPN lured from the Vertical will provide the grist for a never-ending mill of debate shows, news programs, and interview segments. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the NBA receives as much attention on Twitter during summer free agency as it does during the regular season. ESPN is counting on its ability to grab that attention by harnessing the multikiloton power of the Woj bomb.

Consider, though, that the two biggest NBA stories of the past five years—LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and Kevin Durant’s move to Golden State—got broken via personal essays published in Sports Illustrated and the Players’ Tribune respectively, not via reporters on Twitter. If a player is savvy enough, he can circumvent the scoop machine and take ownership of his own breaking news, Adrian Wojnarowski be damned.

If history is any indicator, the establishment won’t give up the means of production without a fight. In the words of Karl Marx, “Tune into First Take for more reaction.”


          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.»
          Exclusive: India presses Microsoft for Windows discount in wake of cyber attacks   

By Euan Rocha

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is pressing Microsoft Corp to offer a sharply discounted one-time deal to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country so that they can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system in the wake of ransomware attacks.

Microsoft officials in India have "in principle agreed" to the request, Gulshan Rai, India's cyber security coordinator, told Reuters over the phone on Friday.

A spokeswoman for Microsoft in India declined to comment on the matter. Officials at the company's headquarters in the United States and regional headquarters in Asia also declined to comment.

If Microsoft agreed to such a discount, it could open up the global software giant to similar requests from around the world. Rai said the government was in talks with Microsoft management in India. It is not immediately clear whether any other countries were seeking similar deals.

Rai said India began talks with Microsoft after the WannaCry ransomware attack last month, noting that both WannaCry and this week's attack, dubbed by some cyberexperts "NotPetya", exploited vulnerabilities in older iterations of the Windows OS.

"The quantum of the price cut, we expect some detail on in a couple of days," Rai said, adding the Indian government expected the company to offer the software at "throw-away prices."

"It will be a one-time upgrade offer to Windows 10 and it will be a discounted price for the entire country," said Rai, who was hand-picked by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the country's first cyber security chief.

Rai declined to be more specific, but said he was confident that it would be "less than a quarter of the current price."

Rai, who has over two decades of experience in different IT areas including cyber security, said his team began coordinating with government agencies and regulators to push for OS upgrades soon after the WannaCry attack began on May 12.

The government's quick action helped minimize the impact of the NotPetya attack, which affected two of India's container port terminals, he said.

The government has also worked with banks to ensure that some 200,000 of the more than 240,000 ATMs in the country, most of which run on older Windows XP systems, have been upgraded with security patches released by Microsoft following the WannaCry attack, Rai said.

This is just an interim solution, however, said Rai, because although the patches fix vulnerabilities in older OS versions, they retain the limitations of those versions.

"New OS versions have different architecture, much improved architecture and much more resiliency," said Rai.

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Windows 10 Home currently retails for 7,999 rupees ($124) in India, while the Pro version of the software typically used by large companies and institutions costs 14,999 rupees ($232).

Roughly 96 percent of an estimated 57 million computers in India currently run on Windows, according to Counterpoint Research. Apple- and Linux-based systems account for the rest.

Given that only a small minority of Windows users in India already have Windows 10, Microsoft could be forgoing several billion dollars of potential revenue if they agreed to sell just the more widely used Home version of Windows 10 at a quarter of its current Indian retail price.

In the price-sensitive Indian market, people using computers in households or small businesses often do not upgrade their OS given the steep costs. The wide use of pirated Windows OS versions, which would not automatically receive security patches, exacerbate the vulnerabilities.

In light of the attacks, Rai said, the government "wants to incentivise the common man to upgrade their systems".

The WannaCry attack in May affected a state-run power firm in western India, while the NotPetya attack this week crippled operations at two port terminals in India operated by shipping giant AP Moller Maersk, which was affected globally.

($1 = 64.5175 Indian rupees)

(Additional reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal in Mumbai, Salvador Rodriguez in San Francisco and Jeremy Wagstaff in Singapore; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)


          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.

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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)


          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: CBRE seeking €152.8m for dockland offices   

Irish property group Marlet and M&G Investments have engaged estate agent CBRE to sell a large new office block that they are developing on the site of a former An Post sorting depot in Dublin’s south docklands. CBRE is seeking €152.8 million for The...
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          Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way   
Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way I've had this idea, vis a vis the college students and others screeching that Israel must be boycotted. I strongly suggest they take the first step and toss their iPhones (Israeli technology within) and refuse life-saving medical care that stems from Israeli researchers' discoveries. At Foundation for Economic Education, Pierre-Guy Veer applies this to those seeking to ban "cultural appropriation" -- which I like to think of as human cultural and intellectual progress. Imagine, "No, no, that fire thing is our shit -- don't be cooking your meat or we'll come club you with big rocks." Veer writes:
After years of complaining about such "problems" as a white chef cooking Mexican food or about "insensitive" Halloween costumes, it looks like Social Justice Warriors have finally prevailed. The United Nations will soon discuss, at the demand of indigenous groups, a ban on so-called cultural appropriation in order to "expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines." It is rather ironic that those Natives would only want to ban "appropriation" of "their" culture. Why not push it to its logical conclusion and call for a ban on all cultural appropriation? This means that they would have to forgo every single technology that was imported from the rest of the world since 1492. In other words, they would have to abandon mathematics, writing, any form of metal casting, currency, all languages not originally from Pre-Columbus America, modern medicine, etc.
They would also not have beer. Any takers? Yoohoo? Veer traces what I think of as Canadian cheese fries:
Through contacts with other people from other cultures, any given cultural idea or tradition has become better. Take poutine for example. This meal composed of French fries, curd cheese and brown gravy has become a cultural symbol of Quebec. Some Quebecers are complaining that Canada is "appropriating" it as a national symbol and that there are poutine festivals from coast to coast. This is a rather strange way to celebrate the fact that what used to be seen as vulgar junk food is now seen as almost a delicacy with many variations - with sausage, chicken, hot sauce, etc. This "appropriation" should be celebrated because it shows that "poutine culture" is alive and well. Had it been kept within the border of Quebec, it might not even exist today since stagnation and lack of evolution is what kills ideas. Imagine for a moment that Céline Dion had decided not to start singing in English because she wanted to remain "Québécoise pure laine". Despite all her talents, she would have likely run out of authors to interpret and would unlikely have become one of the best-selling artists on the planet of all time.A slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way And considering that narrower range of French-speaking culture, she might even have stopped singing. This slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way. Keeping "non-Natives" from using traditions not typically associated with them means that only a handful would be exposed to it. Fewer people showing an interest means that their products and ideas will get less exposure and will, therefore, become a sociological or archaeological artifact rather than a living idea, limited to a few multicultural festivals.
I tweeted this and got this back: My reply to Clay:
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That is hilarious. Also all the MacBooks & iPads at Occupy Wall Street. (Shouldn't you people be using *cuneiform* tablets?)

          6/30/2017: MARKETS: Apple suffers in Wall Street tech sell-off   
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If I have understood correctly, RO4 was developed by Acorn even if they never got around to selling it directly to customers. Perhaps 'released' was a misleading term. I'm not even going to touch the stability point.
          Romero versteigert Doom-2-Disketten für über 3.000 Dollar; weitere Auktionen für Sammler geplant   
Doom-Schöpfer und id-Software-Mitbegründer John Romero hat auf eBay Originaldisketten von Doom 2 angeboten und damit 3.150 Dollar erzielt, wie Shacknews berichtet. Von der Höhe der Gebote sei Romero selbst sehr überrascht gewesen, der mit weit weniger gerechnet und die Disks auf Anfrage des Käufers noch signiert hatte.

Er selbst sei ebenfalls Sammler und hätte auch zuvor schon einiges versteigert sowie gespendet. In über 35 Jahren hätte sich schon ein ganzer Schiffscontainer voll angesammelt. Auch in Zukunft wollen er und seine Frau Brenda Sammlerstücke sowohl an Museen als auch Privatpersonen weitergeben. Fans sollten Romeros eBay-Account also auf jeden Fall weiter im Auge behalten.
          ¿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-

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MILFORD, Ohio -- Lykins Energy Solutions has donated most of the funds to build a new Clermont County Fairgrounds building. The Lykins Family Pavilion is a new entertainment pavilion at the fairgrounds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author(s): 
Greg Lindenberg

          Socrates and Plato did Plato sell out by creating the academy?   
Ok Socrates worked for free, he never charged and spoke in front of building in Athens. Plato on the other hand used what Socrates gave in and started a school the academy charged students and made money. Is Plato true to Socrates or did Socrates miss out by not owning the franchise rights?
          QuickChek, Muscle Milk Partner to Help Military Families   

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- QuickChek convenience stores and Muscle Milk have teamed up to raise funds to help post-9/11 service members and their families through an in-store promotion and sale of specialty Muscle Milk bottles.

QuickChek is the only nonmilitary retail outlet that is selling Muscle Milk “Hope for the Warriors” chocolate 14-oz. bottles in its 140 stores while supplies last. Muscle Milk will donate $1.20 to the Hope for the Warriors for every case of the specialty protein nutrition bottles sold. Individual bottles will retail for $3.69 each or two for $6.00.

The Muscle Milk campaign follows a recent in-store QuickChek promotion in which it invited customers to purchase paper dog-tags for $1 at any of the company’s locations throughout New Jersey, New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island. The promotion ran from June 6 through July 18, 2015, to support Hope for the Warriors, which is dedicated to restoring hope for service members and military families.

QuickChek also held a charity golf outing in June to raise additional funds for Hope for the Warriors.

“We’re pleased to continue to honor and support our service members and their families who give so much of themselves,” said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling, whose family-owned-company has raised millions of dollars to support a variety of causes benefiting children, families, and veterans.

All of the funds raised will stay in local areas to help support local veterans.

Hope for the Warriors is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

“We strive to be the neighborhood shopping destination close to where our customers live and work,” said Durling, who said his company’s commitment to “total customer dedication” enables it to be part of the fabric of the communities in which it has stores. “As a good neighbor, we believe in helping those in need by giving back where we can and lending our support.”

QuickChek Corp., based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., currently operates 140 convenience stores in New York and New Jersey.


          Food4Patriots 3-Month Supply   

Enjoy real food security and peace of mind with our best-selling Food4Patriots 3-Month Kit. You’ll get a delicious variety of meal selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s never been easier to protect your family when a crisis hits (and you know it will) than with our survival food kits, good for an astonishing 25 years! Some of the meals you’ll enjoy include: Strawberry Fields Cream of Wheat, Liberty Bell

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          Nautical - 3rd Anniversary - Latitude/Longitude Leather Keychain with Personalized Message on the Reverse Side. by leathermadenice   

17.50 USD

A great keepsake for both him and her.

~ This listing is for one keychain ~

WHEN ORDERING please provide;
Location OR latitude/ Longitude wanted stamped on the front ( we can find the L/L for you if you like.)
Text on reverse side - (up to 15 characters including spaces.)
Dye colour - see drop down option
Hardware (brass or nickel)

**Leave the details in the box marked, Note from Seller, at the time of purchase (especially if ordering two or more.)

Dimensions:
Width - 5/8 inch (1.6cm)
Length (bent in half) 4 inches (10.2cm)
Hardware choices - brass or nickel

Key chain in title picture was dyed distressed brown

Contact us with any questions regarding this item.

Thanks for visiting our shop.

Anne & John


          golf passes- $25   
I have 40 golf passes for Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club to sell. The passes expire March 31 2018. Can meet you at the club ... 
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          2 Pelican Kayaks - $525   
2 Pelican Kayaks 10 foot in length EUC. Both come with water covers and paddles. Would like to sell as a set. Can be a little ... 
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          Bodybuilding Benefits - The Price for Confidence!   

Success came to me at an early age. However, it did not come without a price. Bodybuilding found me; I did not go looking for it. At seventeen I knew nothing about weights, eating right, let alone having any sort of discipline. Here are a few things I learned along the way that I believe it takes to make a champion in your own heart.

Hope:

Deep in side you only need a small amount of HOPE to get you to the next day. In the beginning of my career that's all I had.

Belief:

Confidence can grow inside. If you don't have it, take your ego out of it and sooner or later bodybuilding will give it to you. Whether it comes from you or someone else, you really have to belief. For me, I had two friends that believed in my first, then after a while they began to rub off on me.

Pure Motives:

Have pure motives of being healthy verses just looking good. If you have desires to truly feel better health wise and about your self, then you will have more motivation in the down times. Early on, I started to feel the benefits both physically and emotionally of what bodybuilding was doing to me.

Here are some common mistakes people make that keep them from being Champions!

1. Egos: In many ways most people allow their egos to defeat them and get in the way of the full potential. You might not get this but, bodybuilding is NOT about you! Lose it, or keep on losing in life.

2. Afraid of Change: Most thinks their way works best. Wrong! Bodybuilding is an art. Art is subjective. Each person is different. The minute you think you know everything is the time you should give it up.

3. Ashamed to ask for help: The smartest thing I did when I was first started bodybuilding and competing was to ask for help. Knowledge is power when you adapt it to your personality. You are not living up to your potential if your pride is in the way.

4. No goal of mission. If you are just going to the gym to go, you are not being smart in your training. Map out your training one year in advance. Having purpose promotes focus.

5. The more is better trap. The more you do the bigger and leaner you will be. NOT! Work smart and efficient rather than long and hard. The smartest thing I ever did was set a time frame to my workouts.

6. Off season blues. People slack off after an event of competition. You should be in it for life. You should be sold out to exercise. If you are not, and only train when you are getting ready to compete, you are in the sport for the wrong reasons. Forget it; you will never be a champion. Champions are sold out!

What ever your goals are or level you are at, remember what bodybuilding truly is about. What is truly is about are not what you see, but what you feel. Yes, being a Champion comes with a price. But what price would you pay for the freedom to live your life with confidence.

Greg Ryan is a high profile fitness expert and former employee of Kathy Smiths. Body building champion, public speaker and personal trainer to the stars. He is a best selling author of the Changing from the INSIDE OUT through real behavior change, smart eating and effective exercising. Start getting in better shape today!



          Clun Forest Sheep Washed Fleece by MarkreeWoolCraft   

8.00 EUR

Offering some lovely Clun Forest fleece. I have washed using the fermentation method which leaves most of the lanolin in and uses no chemicals or detergents.
The fleece is not totally clean, the tips still have a little mud but this works out really easily as you use the fleece.
These sheep are kept in Co. Carlow Ireland and the farmer asked me to take some fleece as he wanted it used for something better than insulation. He uses no wormers, insecticides, sprays or antibiotics on his sheep
Clun Forest produce very good quality fleece excellent for felting and dyes easily.
It is rarely available to hand spinners or felters.
I am selling it 100 gram lots. Please contact me if you are looking for larger quantities.


          Dormant Bleeding Heart Plants – How To Plant A Bare Root Bleeding Heart   
By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer An old-fashioned favorite of many gardeners, the bleeding heart is a reliable, easy-to-grow perennial for zones 3-9. Native to Japan, bleeding heart has gone in and out of popularity for hundreds of years throughout Asia, Europe and America. With newer flower color, foliage textures and reblooming varieties widely available, it is once again a popular addition to partially shaded gardens. Thanks to the World Wide Web, getting your hands on the latest trending variety of bleeding heart is easier than ever. However, gardeners who are used to purchasing growing plants at nurseries or garden centers might get quite a shock when the bleeding heart plant they ordered online arrives as a bare root plant. Continue reading to learn how to plant a bare root bleeding heart. Dormant Bleeding Heart Plants Online nurseries and mail order catalogs usually sell bare root bleeding heart plants. While bleeding

          Happy Birthday iPhone | TWiT Bits   

TWiT Bits (Video-HI)

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. If you, like me, think it feels like we just celebrated the 10th anniversary you'd be right. On January 7th of this year, we celebrated the birth of the iPhone because that's when Steve Jobs stood on stage and announced it. But today is the day you could wait in line at a store to buy one. So, we're celebrating again. And we should, no matter how you feel about Apple or the sheeple who follow the company, you cannot deny that any product that has sold more than a billion units is worth talking about. Even though there are a lot more Android phones out there than there are iPhones, the iPhone is possibly the best-selling product ever, anywhere.

Full episode at twit.tv/tnt/1800

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          미셸・르그랑   

미셸・르그랑

미셸・르그랑(Michel Legrand, 1932년 2월 24일- )은, 프랑스작곡가, 피아니스트, 영화 감독, 배우.파리 출신.가수의 반쟈만・르그랑은 차남.

미셸・르그랑
Michel Legrand Haymarket 2008.jpg
2008년
기본 정보
탄생 (1932-02-24) 1932년2월 24일(85세)
출신지 프랑스의 기 프랑스 파리
담당 악기 피아노

목차

와 력

아버지는 지휘자작곡가 레이몬・르그랑, 언니(누나)는 가수의 크리스체누・르그랑이라고 하는 음악 일가에서 자란다.모친은 아르메니아인이다.

파리 국립 고등 음악원에서 나디아・브란제의 피아노 반주 클래스에 있어 배워, 1950년대부터 재즈, 영화 음악의 분야에서 활동.잭・두미 감독과 함께 다룬 「쉘 불의 우산」, 「로슈 폴의 애인들」을 시작해 아카데미 가곡상을 수상한 「화려한 걸어」(주제가 「바람의 속삭임」), 「무겁고의 여름」, 「사랑과 슬픔의 볼레로」(프랜시스・레이와의 공작), 「영광의 르・맨」 「네바세이・네바아게인」 등 수많은 영화 음악을 창작해, 20 세기 후반의 프랑스 영화 음악계를 대표하는 존재이다.종사한 작품의 수는 텔레비전도 포함하면 200이상으로 오른다.

재즈・피아니스트로서도 활동해, 자기 명의의 앨범 「Legrand Jazz」(1958년)로는 마이르스・데이비스와 공동 출연.그 밖에도 존・콜트 레인, 잭・존스, 조니・마티즈, 리나・호른, 사라・보등 거물 뮤지션과의 공동 출연 작품도 많다.한층 더 후년에는 보이스 트레이닝을 받고, 자작곡의 가창도 해내게 되었다.

친일파로, 1972년 이후 가끔 일본 방문 공연을 실시하고 있다.일본 영화 「베르사유의 장미」의 음악이나, 모리야마 요시코와의 콜라보레이션에서도 화제가 되었다.

근래에는 2005년에 자신의 곡 「Di-Gue-Ding-Ding(디・그・딘・딘)」[1]이 산토리맥주류의 시리즈 CM(모르츠・다이어트생・매그넘 드라이)에 기용됨과 동시에, 게다가 2009년 9월부터 오늘까지 방송중의 시세이도・UNO의 CM로 동곡이 재차 기용되고 있다.

영화

일본 영화

  • 불의 새』실사판(1978년, 감독:이치카와 곤) 테마 음악만
    • 영화 「불의 새」의 이미지 송으로서 동명 타이틀의 「불의 새」라고 하는 곡을 작곡 한다(작사는 다니카와 순타로).마츠자키무성한, 서커스, 하이・파이・세트가 각각 싱글 릴리스 하고 있다.
  • 베르사유의 장미」실사판(1979년)

리더・앨범

  • I Love Paris(1954년)
  • Legrand Jazz(1958년)
  • Jazz le Grand(1979년)
  • Michel Legrand by Michel Legrand(2002년)

관련 서적(공인 서적)

  • 2002.4 -미셸・르그랑(ARTISAN de la MUSIQUE) 하마다 코시・감수(애육사)
  • 2004.3 -미셸・르그랑풍의 속삭임 하마다 코시・저(음악지우사)
  • 2015.7 -미셸・르그랑 자전 미셸・르그랑, 스테펀・르르쥬저타카하시 아키코・번역 하마다 코시・감수(아루테스 퍼블리싱)

각주

  1. ^이 CM이전에는 1997년부터 1999년까지 요미우리 TV의 제작에 의해, 일본 TV계의 심야범위로 방송되고 있던 버라이어티 프로그램 「HAMASHO」로, BGM로서 동곡이 사용되고 있었던 적이 있다.

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          Montana Map - Map Art - High Res DIGITAL IMAGE of a 1930s Vintage Picture Map - Turquoise Aqua - Charming & Fun by SaturatedColor   

3.00 USD

Vintage Montana Map

1930s High Res DIGITAL IMAGE . I scanned it at a 300 dpi resolution. The SECOND PHOTO (with margins) is the image you will receive. The FIRST and THIRD PHOTOS shows details..

For more in this DIGITAL IMAGE series:

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The ORIGINAL map remains available if you'd prefer it.

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The condition of the original map is exceptional and is from the nicest set of this series I've found to date. They are becoming so difficult to find and I have so many requests for them that I thought I'd sell a high resolution DIGITAL IMAGE of each map from the series. This way you can print it and have instant art! It can also be transfered to fabric or used for many altered art projects. . .

The original map I scanned was once part of a 1931 text book. It's unusual because it depicts the topography of the state, a bit of its history, major cities, agricultural and industrial pursuits with sketches in lieu of printed words. The map is in shades of teal, black and cream. I think it would be fun to frame several of these maps and display them in a group. For instance, a group might include your home state, states you've resided in, visited on vacation or a honeymoon, etc.

When printed the entire page measures about 7.5 x 10 inches. The image itself measures 6 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches.

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          Microsoft said to plan sales reorganization focused on cloud   
Microsoft is planning a global sales reorganization to better focus on selling cloud software, according to people familiar with the matter.The restructuring is scheduled to be announced as soon as next week and will impact the...
          $4,500, 2005 Kawasaki Ninja Zx10r   
Must sell immediately like today. Zx10r won sport bikeof the year for this model. 13000 Original miles.
          $5,500, '06 HONDA CBR 1000 RR - Super Clean - Must See - Low Miles   
Selling my 2006 Honda CBR1000RR Approx 27k Miles, VERY WELL KEPT, ALWAYS GARAGED AND COVERED - EXCELLENT CONDITION ~ CALL/ TEXT STEVE W/ INQUIRIES - NO TRADES, THANK YOU ~ No expense spared on maintenance, EVER.
          $3,000, 2006 Honda CBR F4I   
Selling my 06 CBR f4i Great condition, well taken care off, Rest. Salvage Need it gone ASAP Firm deal, Serious buyers ONLY The bike has 14k miles/ Please text me ONLY : No trades, Firm deal, Serious buyers ONLY
          $4,000, 2009 Honda trx 450r   
Selling my 2009 Honda trx 450. Bike has less than 20 hours on it and runs great. Brand new wheels and is perfect for trail riding or taking to the dunes.
          Shadow Brokers hike prices for stolen NSA exploits, threaten to out ex-Uncle Sam hacker   

Also starts mysterious VIP service for $130,000

The Shadow Brokers is once again trying to sell yet more stolen NSA cyber-weapons, raising the asking price in the process. And the gang has threatened to out one of the US spy agency's ex-operatives that it claims hacked Chinese targets.…


          Indigenous prisoners showcase life inside Canberra's jail   

"Most blokes won't go to counselling", but an art program at Canberra's Alexander Maconochie Centre is helping them open up.


          CN BC: Editorial: Time To Take Action On Marijuana Industry   
Prince George Citizen, 23 Jun 2017 - Thanks, Neil Godbout, for bringing it up (Citizen editorial, June 15). Marijuana is about to become a legal, government-regulated agricultural commodity all across Canada. Mostly, the plant will be cultivated in large greenhouses. Last week, a large greenhouse in the Lower Mainland announced it would no longer cultivate peppers but would switch to growing marijuana. Businesses across every jurisdiction are maneuvering to take advantage of a rare opportunity. This business is coming fast. Last fall, city council heard a bid from two entrepreneurs ready to set up shop and sell the stuff buy mail. They offered strong security and carefully laid plans for distribution, but the location was not approved.
          Shipping Graphics Card and Payment Method ?   
I am a buyer and the seller agreed to ship me the card by bluedart. What payment method is the most secure and how should I verify the card ?
          F&O: Nifty has to hold above 9,560 for any fresh spike towards 9,650   
If it slips below 9,480, it may again attract selling pressure towards 9,450 and 9,420 levels.
          Mad Mats Presents – Diggin Beyond The Crates   
Image: 1610637 Mad Mats presents his new comp Digging Beyond the Crates out on BBE.

Tracklistings:
2LP
A1 Johnny Moore - Big Big Boss
A2 Gappy Ranks - Sherriff (Murlo Remix)
A3 Ensemble Entendu - Jah I See You
A4 Cuthead – Badly
B1 Intimate Disco – Animations
B2 Psalms - Take A Stand
B3 Yvonne Gray - Keep The Music Alive
B4 Bobby Hebb - Evil Woman
C1 U-N-I (You And I) - Don’t Hold Back The Feeling (Key Trip Dub)
C2 BSTC - Jazz In Outer Space
D1 Deft - The Traveller
D2 Mode-M - Space Based

DJ, record label impresario and former Swedish champion b-boy, Mad Mats knows a thing or two about finding good music. As well as iconic underground imprints Raw Fusion and GAMM, Mad Mats is a partner in the highly regarded Local Talk label, making it highly probable that most of the world’s influential DJs have at least one of his discoveries in their record bags.
For his first compilation on BBE, Mats has put together a diverse selection of cuts, from reggae, hip hop and soul to boogie, electronica and house, reflecting his open-minded approach to DJing. “The compilation is very mixed, just like how I like to DJ...all freestyle. Yes, I play a lot of house clubs nowadays because of Local Talk, but at heart I've always been a so called "eclectic" selector. Most of these tracks are tunes I’ve played all over the years, sprinkled with some brand new discoveries.” Coming from a strictly vinyl background, when Mats embraced Serato around 2005, he carried his crate digger’s mentality with him. Believing firmly that digging should always about the discovery of great music regardless of the format, the concept of ‘Digging Beyond The Crates’ was born. Ranging far and wide in terms of genre and tempo, the album is tied together by one common factor, this is feel-good music made for dancing. “I'm just as hungry (probably even more so) to find my personal gems as I was back in the day, I just look for them with more variation. This album is dedicated to those select few individuals, just like myself: highly driven music lovers, collectors and DJs that truly are DIGGING BEYOND THE CRATES!”

For Fans of:
Mr Thing, Southport Weekender, Gilles Peterson

Key Selling Points:
- Full press, radio campaign targeting France, Germany, UK with online campaign to include facebook ads.
- Mad Mats loves to DJ he continues to travel the world spreading his message Available from 11.08.2017
          Softball Europeo 2017, Greta Cecchetti pensa alla semifinale con l’Olanda   
BOLLATE / CARONNO PERTUSELLA – Superata di slancio anche la Russia nel match del mezzogiorno di venerdì, l’Italia pensa alla sfida serale, sempre a Bollate, alle 20.45, con l’Olanda: è la semifinale, chi vince va diretto alla finalissima di sabato alle 18; chi perde più comunque tornate in gioco successivamente. Greta Cecchetti è la “veterana” […]
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BOLLATE / CARONNO PERTUSELLA – Nona vittoria consecutiva per l’Italia del softball agli Europei fra Bollate e Caronno Pertusella; l’appuntamento del mezzogiorno offre un interessante Italia-Russia. E contro la Russia lancia la saronnese Alice Nicolini che contiene l’assalto russo al primo inning. Alla seconda ripresa un bunt di Gasparotto condito da un errore delle avversarie […]
          Bob & Gene – If This World Were Mine (+2 Bonus Tracks)   
Image: 1610565 Ten years ago we were excited to release an archival collection of the sweetest soul from upstate New York in the 1960s, BOB & GENE’S IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE.... The beautifully packaged LP sold out quickly and has remained out-of-print ever since. It’s stature has grown over the years and is, these days, a desirable but hard-to-find record for fans of sweet soul.

So to respond to the demand of soul fans worldwide we’re releasing a remastered pressing of IF THIS WORLD WAS MINE... for all of those who missed out on this sensational album the first time around, this time with TWO bonus cuts.

In 1967, two teenage friends, Bobby Nunn and Eugene Copland, were the stars of Mo Do Records, a Buffalo, NY label run by Bobby’s dad, William Nunn. As BOB & GENE they recorded several sides for the label along with other local gospel and soul artists and the dozen or so 45s on Mo Do play back with unconventional humanity and anomalous presence.

William’s dream of a Bob & Gene album would never be realised in his lifetime, but in February 2007 we jumped at the chance to pull together these sweet and soulful recordings into an album that’s remained a Daptone favorite ever since.

A decade later and we’re thrilled that it’s back in the racks at your favorite purveyor of soulful platters.

KEY SELLING POINTS:
• Remastered with two new songs not previously available on the original version, “I Really Love You” and “It’s Not What You Know (It’s Who You Know).”
• Original pressing from 2007 has been out-of-print and heavily sought-after for over 5 years.
• Includes MP3 download code.

SIDE ONE
1. GOTTA FIND AWAY
2. YOUR NAME
3. IT WON’T GO
4. I CAN BE COOL
5. SAILBOAT
6. WHICH LOVE
T. I REALLY LOVE YOU (Bonus Track)
8. INTERLUDE

SIDE TWO
1. DON’T LEAVE ME GIRL
2. SOMEBODY’S DOIN IT (WAR)
3. YOU DON’T NEED ME
4.YOU GAVE ME LOVE
5. IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW (IT’S WHO YOU KNOW) (Bonus Track)
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          Yardsellr, The “eBay For Facebook,” Becomes The Latest Casualty In Social & Local Commerce   
 In the fall of 2011, we caught up with social commerce startup, Yardsellr, which the founders claimed at the time had grown into a community of over 5 million people. The Facebook-based social commerce platform was listing 6K new items for sale each day (at the time) and had over 120K items for sale in total. This, by the way, came after the company raised $5 million from Accel in 2010.… Read More
          Yardsellr, The eBay For Facebook, Grows To 5 Million Strong, Rebrands; Launches Marketplace For Fashion   
 In November of last year, TechCrunch broke the news that Yardsellr, the eBay for Facebook (without the auctions), had raised $5 million in series A funding from Accel Partners. At the time, the investment seemed testament to the growing interest in the value of bringing eCommerce to Facebook in order to expose it to, you guessed it, your social graph. Since then, Yardsellr has mostly… Read More
          Yardsellr Scores $5 Million Series A From Accel To Become The eBay Of Facebook   
Bringing social commerce to Facebook is a big opportunity attracting a lot of capital these days. Social swap meet Yardsellr just raised a $5 million series A financing, led by Accel Partners. Harrison Metal Capital, which previously put up $750,000 in seed funding, also participated. Yardsellr is an eBay for Facebook, except without the auctions. In fact, the company was founded by… Read More
          China 'outraged' by $1.42 billion planned U.S. arms sales to Taiwan   
BEIJING (Reuters) - China urged the United States to revoke immediately its "wrong decision" to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion worth of arms, saying it contradicted a "consensus" President Xi Jinping reached with his counterpart, Donald Trump, in talks in April in Florida.

          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $GRUB, $MAT, $RYAAY Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations […]

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

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

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          Managed Money Said Monday, “We are not worried at all about tech”   

Managed Money Said Monday, “We are not worried at all about tech” $AAPL, $AMZN, $FB, $GOOGL, $MSFT Selling in the high flying technology sector extended to its 2nd trading day Monday, with the NAS Comp seeing it biggest 2-day loss since September 2016 The tech selling dragged down all 3 major US stock market indexes, […]

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          ASX faces end-of-financial-year tumble as global markets slump   

With global markets realising interest rates are heading up again, a risk-averse sell off drags markets down.


          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $CAT, $F, $INTC, $MSFT, $WYNN Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades […]

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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $AMZN, $FB, $PYPL, $CBS Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and […]

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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $BIDU, $DDS, $NKE Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations […]

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          Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Explores a “Slow Rolling” Auction of Itself   

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Explores a “Slow Rolling” Auction of Itself $TWTR, $GOOGL, $CRM, $VZ, $SQ Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Thus, signaling the beginning of a “slow-rolling” auction of the high-profile, money-losing social media company. For months the company […]

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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $RDS-A, $SXL, $PAY, $WPZ Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, […]

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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts’ Upgrades, Downgrades and Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts’ Upgrades, Downgrades and Initiations $GOOGL, $AAPL $MSFT, $ERIC, $URI Daily HeffX-LTN review Wall Street analyst research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analyst upgrades, […]

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          Ether Price Analysis: Bears Chasing Back a Bullish Price Rally   
Ether Price Analysis

Following a devastating bear market last week, several major market players saw a reversal pattern called a Double Bottom Reversal.  For reference, please check out the previous BTC-USD market analysis where an in-depth description of Double Bottom Reversals is outlined.

ETHUSD Double Bottom.pngFigure 1:  ETH-USD, 4HR Candles, Gemini, Double Bottom Reversal

The buy-back volume seemed very promising on the reversal pattern and it even saw textbook characteristics of a healthy bull rally.  However, if we take a closer look at the market move, we can see something slightly concerning regarding the health of the bull trend.  To gain some insight, let’s examine the finer points of the reversal pattern:

ETHUSD Failed Retracement.pngFigure 2:  ETH-USD, 30Min Candles, Gemini, Failed 100% Retracement

The most immediately concerning aspect of this bull run is the failed test of the 100% Fibonacci Retracement.  Typically, a healthy Double Bottom Reversal that leads to a prolonged bull run will test the 100% retracement value (sometimes several tests are required) and ultimately yield higher values as the volume supports market interest.  However, in our case, not only did this market move see a rejection of the 100% retracement line, but it also continued a trend of decreasing volume.  Decreasing volume shows the declining market interest in these high values, and it doesn’t offer much in the way of support for the bullish trend.

The second concerning element of this bull run is the retracement it is currently seeing:  The market is testing the 61% Fibonacci Retracement values which coincide with a significant level of support for this run (shown in orange).  At the time of this article, this run tested the support level three times and is now moving on to test the 61% value.  These lower values are paired with increasing spikes in sell volume.  

On the higher timescales, the MACD (an indicator of market momentum) still remains on the bullish side but is beginning to head toward bearish values.  The 4-hour MACD has flipped to bearish, and the current market doesn’t show any indication in the near future of slowing its downward climb.

In order to maintain the support at the 61% value, we will need to see an increase in buy volume to stymie the slowly descending trend we are currently witnessing.   In the coming hours/days, if the market fails the test of the 61% line, we can expect the following support levels:

ETHUSD Next supports.pngFigure 3:  ETH-USD, 30Min Candles, GDAX, Expected Support Levels Following 61% Failure

During both the previous bear run and the formation of the Double Bottom Reversal pattern, we saw levels of support/resistance at the 50% retracement values (shown in pink) and the 38% retracement values (shown in green).  A further test of those values will prove crucial if the ETH-USD markets are to remain in this pseudo-bullish trend.  Failure to see a significant increase in volume will undoubtedly lead to another bear market situation.  Given the declining volume throughout this entire reversal, at this moment I’m inclined to lean more toward a bearish outlook in the near future.  Until volume begins to pick up, the market will continue to slowly hemorrhage as market sentiment declines.

Summary:

  1. Double Bottom Reversal failed the test of the 100% retracement from the previous bear trend.

  2. Until a significant increase in volume is seen, the market will most likely continue this descending trend.

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          Decent Launches Global Media Distribution Platform   
Decent Launch

Free and open communication has long been an essential component of a successful democracy. Unfortunately, money, power and influence over time have stifled today’s media environment adversely impacting both content producers and consumers alike.

In an effort to democratize creative content, DECENT has officially launched its blockchain-based, global media distribution platform. The name is an acronym for Decentralized Network; Encrypted & Secure; Content Distribution System; Elimination of 3rd Parties; New Way of Online Publishing; Timestamped Data Records.

Designed to bring more transparency and fairness to the media industry, DECENT allows artists to seamlessly distribute digital content for immediate payment and without hefty fees. Peer-to-peer in its orientation, consumers decide the merits of a certain piece of content posted through a Yelp-like community rating system. The content, however, cannot be censored or removed.

This blockchain initiative endeavors to disrupt the legacy world of media distribution by allowing artists more freedom and control over the ownership and distribution of their content, all without compromising on security. It represents a potential gamechanger for the massive global media and content distribution industry — one that’s estimated to grow from $1.7 trillion in 2016 to over $2 trillion in 2019.

DECENT was founded in 2016 by two friends, Matej Michalko and Matej Boda, from Slovakia. It sprouted from a shared vision that blockchain technology could fuel a coordinated system of digital content publishing and sharing throughout the world.

Funding for DECENT was fueled by an ICO campaign last summer, which raised more than 5,881 BTC, at that time valued at $4.2 million USD. There were 4,300 ICO participants in total and no other key funding partners.

Michalko recounted the journey leading up to his own personal discovery of blockchain technology and its potential uses for the content distribution space. “I’ve been extensively involved in Bitcoin since 2011, even mining it from my own laptop at the beginning. I quickly realized that the innovative technology behind Bitcoin had the potential to change the modern world.”

When Michalko started to delve further into blockchain technology, he found a seemingly endless list of use cases the new technology could support. “I became determined to use blockchain technology to create something revolutionary that would be beneficial for people on a global scale. A short time later ongoing discussions between myself and our future co-founder Matej Boda quickly led to DECENT being born.”

He says that DECENT Network is a reaction to the issues that the majority of content producers face nowadays in the entertainment and media industry. “There is too much artificial complexity and too many barriers in the industry affecting both the access to market and income of the content owners.”

DECENT’S digital model allows artists to distribute any form of content, including written, music, videos, ebooks and pictures. These distribution channels are free of third-party influence, meaning that artists can also manage their intellectual property rights and set their own pricing.

One of the innovative adaptations that distinguishes DECENT from other blockchain platforms is the network’s reputation management system. This allows content creators who share their digital work on the platform to build a lifetime reputation, based on ratings from those who purchase content on the platform. DECENT Network also allows content creators to instantly receive payment when someone downloads their content, without any middleman interference.

Michalko believes that DECENT can break the trajectory in which a majority of power is concentrated in the hands of a few players controlling the industry. “Artists, filmmakers and writers lose control over their work and depend on the mercy of the ‘big guys.’ We designed DECENT Network to do away with all that and bring more transparency and fairness to the digital content industry.”

DECENT estimates that writers, for example, lose a healthy 30–75 percent chunk of their earnings when publishing with Amazon. Similarly, musicians, through licensing agreements, lose around 30 percent when selling a track on iTunes. Blockchain technology therefore serves as a mechanism that helps writers and musicians keep more money, while connecting with their audiences directly.

Michalko says that artists will be paid for their downloaded content through DECENT’s own cryptocurrency called “DCT,” which will be launched together with DECENT Network. Other payment options, he says, will be available in the future. “Artists will no longer have to wait months before seeing a penny from their work. And at the time of launch, DECENT Network will be a completely free-of-charge service for artists.”

Michalko hopes that by  2020, DECENT Network will have become the number one worldwide media sharing platform. “We hope to bring more transparency and fairness to the digital content industry for both creators and consumers. I hope that with our launch people will realize the advantage of DECENT Network over other content distribution platforms.”

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          New Zealand vs. British & Irish Lions: Start Time, Live Stream for 2017 2nd Test   

New Zealand can end the British and Irish Lions' hopes of a series victory on Saturday with a win in the second Test at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

The Lions made a bright start at Auckland's Eden Park last Saturday as they looked to surprise the All Blacks in Game 1 of this summer's series, but the visitors ultimately ran out of steam en route to a convincing 30-15 loss.

Preventing New Zealand from gaining their usual second wind in the last 30 minutes of Saturday's Test will be a chief priority for the travelling outfit this time around, although many have tried and failed in that regard.

Lions coach Warren Gatland has changed up the team ahead of Game 2, however, and his side need a win if they're to keep alive any hopes of stopping New Zealand from finishing the series in early fashion.

We take a look at some of the players likely to play key roles in Saturday's crunch encounter, complete with all the fixture details and live-stream information you'll need to tune into the action. 

       

Date: Saturday, July 1

Time: 8:35 a.m. BST/3:35 a.m. ET/7:35 p.m. local time

Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Live Stream: Sky Go app (UK)

       

Sonny Bill Williams

One of the key areas of debate this week has oddly enough been the midfield, where England centre Ben Te'o has dropped to the bench, with compatriot Owen Farrell taking his place while Johnny Sexton slots in at fly-half.

It's a bold move for Gatland to make considering one of Te'o's primary roles last Saturday was caging New Zealand behemoth Sonny Bill Williams, and the Telegraph's Paul Hayward thought he did a fine job in that regard:

Indeed Farrell doesn't pose the same hulking figure as compatriot Te'o in the centre, and there is the added risk of Williams running riot should the sometimes No. 10 lose out by a wide margin in the physicality department.

But the prospect of seeing Farrell trampled into the Westpac Stadium soil hasn't crossed the mind of Gatland, who has insisted the Englishman and Ireland's Sexton can stop the Kiwi crusher, per Nick Purewal of the Evening Standard:

"Johnny and Owen haven't started but have had quite a bit of time together. It's just given us two ball players and two kicking options at first and second receiver, so we're happy with the mix.

"One concern we might have is that looking at the long-range weather forecast it doesn't look too great for Saturday night. So we may have to change how we play tactically."

"And of course defensively we'll have to do a job on Sonny Bill Williams, too. He came pretty direct at us and got away a couple of offloads, so it's going to be important we shut him down."

Gatland touched on the added dynamism his backs will likely have as a result of swapping Farrell in for Te'o, but ex-England centre and former Lion Mike Tindall has also warned of the imbalance that could follow:

It's not as though Farrell hasn't played and taken down big centres in the past, but Williams isn't only big and as athletic as they come, he also boasts some of the silkiest hands in the game.

Therefore, Gatland could either outwit New Zealand counterpart Steve Hansen as a result of his changes, or he could have just handed Williams the keys to the kingdom as he looks to run riot from the All Blacks' core.

       

Maro Itoje

Though some of Gatland's decisions during this summer's tour have been contentious, not many can argue the point that England star and first-time Lion Maro Itoje isn't deserving of his place in the XV.

He's only recently begun to make strides on the international stage, but he's already established himself as one of the northern hemisphere's greatest talents, one that should have started Game 1, according to ex-England lock Ben Kay:

Wales second-row Alun Wyn Jones will be an unfamiliar partner for the 22-year-old, but Itoje's maturity beyond his years was recently illustrated by Murray Kinsella of The42.ie:

The fact Itoje could have his chance to make an impact across 80 minutes this time around, as opposed to his 30-minute stint off the bench in Auckland, could make a difference to the Lions' hopes in itself.

That's the unique talent Gatland has opted to trust from the beginning this time around, although a big task awaits the Saracens star in ensuring the occasion doesn't become too overwhelming.

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          Research Report on Global Waterborne Paint Reconcile Market 2014   

Reports and Intelligence adds a report titled “2014 Market Research Report on Global Waterborne paint reconcile Industry.”

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/24/2014 -- Reports and Intelligence adds a report titled "2014 Market Research Report on Global Waterborne paint reconcile Industry." The report would provide vital information in the waterborne paint reconcile market and help the market participants to strategize market policies.

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The report helps you to understand basic and vital details such as waterborne paint reconcile definition, application, industry chain overview and classification. This would make the concepts about the market clearer. Further the report also provides detailed intelligence on other industry factors such as industry policy and plan, product specification, cost structure, manufacturing process, etc.

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          Global Automotive Market Is Expected to Reach over $245 Billion by 2020   

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

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

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

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

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-This report provides market intelligence with respect to solvent type, vehicle refinish type and geographies

-Deep dive of top factors impacting the market growth

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          Global Generic Drugs Market 2014-2018   

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

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

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

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

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          A Failure   
The meeting was over. The contracts were signed. His business was sold. In fact, he had just sold it for considerably less than he had expected to. What had gone wrong? The younger man across the table from him wondered for a moment why the seller hadn’t gotten up and left. He, the newcomer, now […]
          Global Printing Ink Market to 2018 in Nearly 70 Countries - Reports and Intelligence   

Global Printing Ink Market to 2018 - Market Size, Growth, and Forecasts in Nearly 70 Countries, report published at Reports and Intelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/05/2014 -- Global Printing Ink Market to 2018 - Market Size, Growth, and Forecasts in Nearly 70 Countries is a comprehensive publication that enables readers the critical perspectives to be able to evaluate the world market for printing ink. The publication provides the market size, growth and forecasts at the global level as well as other countries.

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The market data covers the years 2007-2018. The market information includes the total market size for printing ink as well as the market size and trends.

The market data covers the years 2007-2018. The major questions answered in this comprehensive publication include:

What is the global market size for printing ink?
What is the printing ink market size in nearly 70 different countries?
Are the markets growing or decreasing?
How are the markets divided into different kinds of products?
How are different product groups developing?
How are the markets forecast to develop in the future?
Which are the most potential countries and markets?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USA! USA! USA!

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

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

          Hari Tatya by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
It's been a couple of years since I translated anything by PuLa. While considering different options about what to translate next, Hari Tatya stood out as a particular appealing candidate. He is so universally identifiable. Hari Tatya - the eccentric but genial family friend with one foot firmly in the distant past that all kids have encountered growing up. Your Hari Tatya might not have been interested in history. Maybe he was into politics, or science, or even astrology. But that does not take away from the HariTatyaness of all Hari Tatyas.
Usual caveats apply - I cannot even pretend to be a good enough translator to keep most of PuLa's magic intact. But even a fraction of the essence of the character sketch should make it readable. And I have changed or omitted some references to make the essay accessible. And used contemporary phrases and expressions.

A couple of days ago, I heard someone use the phrase "irrefutable proof", and I was suddenly reminded of Hari Tatya. I had heard him say "I have irrefutable proof of this!!" hundreds of times during the course of my childhood in Mumbai. So had everyone else who knew him. So much so, that my grandma's nickname for Hari Tatya was "Mr. Irrefutable Proof". 

There was nothing surprising about his penchant for that phrase, because he is always making claims that can't be justified without irrefutable proof. The guy refuses to inhabit the present. And describes the past as if he can see it unfolding in front of his eyes. He's been like that for as long as I can remember. Obviously, I can't remember the first time I saw him. But I am sure he remembers it vividly.

"Purushottam! Come on, son! How can you not remember? It was a Saturday. Late in the afternoon. How can you not remember?"

That's how he's sure to chide me for forgetting the details of my birth.

The remarkable thing about Hari Tatya was how informally he addressed everyone, be they younger or older than him. He is the only person I ever knew who spoke to my generally feared and respected grandpa like an old chum. Of course, we knew him as grandpa's friend. But he was obviously several years younger. Because he generally treated grandpa with respect and veneration. In his own way. He never used the respectful pronoun as is the norm when speaking to elders in India. But whenever grandpa entered the room,  Hari Tatya would sit up straight. Maybe because grandpa gave him some pocket money to tide him over every month. And often provided him with seed funding for his latest entrepreneurial venture.   

No one in the family can remember exactly when this creature named Hari Tatya became a part of our extended household. My grandfather was a very generous man, and a friend to anyone who tried to be his friend. So it was difficult to predict exactly how many people he'd bring home any given evening to have dinner with the family. Of course, in those days of the big joint family, the occasional dinner guest or two didn't really bother those minding the kitchen. In those days, rice, dal, and flour for a meal were measured not by cupfuls, but by fistfuls. The dinner table was populated by not just immediate family, but also uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins once, twice, several times removed. There was also the occasional son or daughter of a family friend studying in the city, in addition to ABC's brother-in-law and XYZ's neighbor's son-in-law. So at pretty much any meal, there were always a few unexpected guests present. I don't recall many evenings when our joint family of 12 had less than 25 plates laid out for dinner.

My grandma seemed to me like Annapoorna (the goddess of nourishment) reincarnated. Her hands were blessed with some magical touch that imparted rich flavor even on a glass of water she served. So you can imagine how tasty and welcoming any dinner table she laid out was. Hari Tatya joined our family by turning up at one such dinner table. After that, he kept turning up. He was there with us at joyous occasions. He was with us at sad moments. 

But all those years, even as I grew up and looked different every year, Hari Tatya always looked the same. A simple cotton shirt, modest dhoti, and a rarely-washed Gandhi cap. We kids referred to his style of wearing the cap as "Compass Fashion". If his nose pointed east, then the two ends of his cap seemed to align with the North-South axis, like a compass needle.   

I never had any idea what Hari Tatya did for a living. I only knew that grandpa kept helping him start some "promising new business" every few months. Grandpa had always had a dream of owning and running his own business. But his stable and respected position in society, the steady income his job brought him, and the large family depending on that income, made taking any big risks all but impossible. So he lived his entrepreneurial dream vicariously through Hari Tatya by funding Hari Tatya's ambitious albeit modestly scaled business ideas. 

I remember one monsoon season when grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling umbrellas. For the next couple of years, everyone in the family got a new umbrella for free in the first week of June. But I doubt Hari Tatya's umbrella business was profitable any longer than an umbrella mushroom's lifespan. It seemed like grandpa was more devoted to making the umbrella business succeed. I remember he would come home from work in the evening every day and hand Hari Tatya a sheet of paper,

"Here are orders for some umbrellas. Be sure to deliver them to these addresses right away."

Then we kids would accompany Hari Tatya, brand new umbrellas stacked on our heads, making deliveries to customers that grandpa has managed to canvas during his day job. We kids usually didn't move a muscle for anyone else. We'd disappear if anyone else tried to give us a chore. But for Hari Tatya, we didn't mind looking ridiculous walking the streets with those umbrellas on our heads. We loved his company so much, we'd have walked on coals with umbrellas on our heads if he had asked us to.

Hari Tatya told us absorbing stories and taught us fascinating poems and shlokas as we accompanied him. That too at the top of his voice while walking on the street without any regard to passers by. I remember an anecdote from one of our umbrella sorties. We were all walking with those umbrellas stacked on our heads. Hari Tatya told us to put the umbrellas down, and join him on a stone bench on a street square, and regaled us with the story of Sant Ramdas.

He had a truly unique narrative style. As a result of that narrative style, for many years, we kids were under the impression that Hari Tatya, Sant Ramdas, Moropant, Sant Tukaram, Vaman Pandit, Shivaji Maharaj etc. all once lived together in the same neighborhood. Because no matter how far back in the past the event he was narrating had occurred, he effortlessly injected himself into the proceedings. The way he recounted those stories convinced us that he had seen it all unfold in front of his eyes.

"Kids, I tell you, this Ramdas, even as a kid, was quite the character! He would run away and hide somewhere. We'd keep searching, keep seeking, but couldn't find him! His mother would ask us - have you seen my little Narayan anywhere? We'd say, sorry ma'am, we have no idea. Poor woman, she'd keep looking for him all over the village."

"Once she asked the village chief - have you seen my Narayan anywhere? The village chief had the habit of pouncing on any opportunity to be arrogant. He said - Narayan? Which Narayan? There are hundreds of Narayans in this village! Mother said - Please help me, sir. My Narayan. Narayan Thosar. Have you seen him?"

"Poor lady. There were tears in her eyes. And with good reason. Tell me Purushottam, if you go missing some day. And your mother is looking for you everywhere. Won't she tear up? Tell me, Purushottam! Won't she??"

Hari Tatya would narrate this story with so much pathos, that all our eyes would moisten up as well. Then we'd start walking again to make sure the umbrellas were delivered on time. But as our hands held the umbrellas on our heads, our shirt sleeves would be busy wiping our tearful eyes as Hari Tatya continued with Sant Ramdas a.k.a Narayan Thosar's story.

"Narayan's mother was terrified! Fair good-looking little boy. I tell you guys, this Narayan looked so beautiful as a child. Positively radiant.  Plus he'd just had his threading ceremony, and wore a pearl earring. She was aghast - did those Muslim invaders kidnap him to convert him to Islam??? Oh my god!!!"

"And kids, I tell you....those damned Muslim invaders in those days....they weren't decent like Muslims we know today. No! They were just so damn #$%%*&^$#......"

And he'd unleash a barrage of expletives that any other adult would've deemed inappropriate for our supposedly innocent young ears. Maybe it's because of these expletives he let loose so readily, but to our pre-pubescent minds, Hari Tatya seemed like the epitome of valor and courage. 

"So then, hours ticked by. And soon it was afternoon. Still no sign of Narayan! Mother ran home and spread her arms in front of Lord Ram's idol. Ah, how beautiful that idol was, kids, believe me! So divine...."

And Hari Tatya folded his hands to pay respects to that imaginary idol of Lord Ram floating in the air in front of him. We all were still carrying umbrellas. But still, we did our best to twist our arms and pay our respects to the imaginary idol too.

"She said - Goddess Sita, please find me my Narayan, and I will give you an offering of my best clothes and a coconut! Mother said that, and opened the closet to take out her best clothes to offer to the goddess. And lo! Narayan was sitting in the closet!"

"Mother wailed in delight - NAAARAAYANAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!"

And Hari Tatya yelled so loudly, that everyone around us on the street stopped whatever they were doing and started staring at us.

"Mother took Narayan in her arms and said - My son, I have been looking for you all over the village. What are you doing here? .... Do you know Purushottam, what Narayan's response was?"

I shook my head.

"Yeah, well, it's difficult for you to know. How would you know? An innocent little child like you can't even imagine what the future Sant Ramdas said. Narayan said...get this, kids.... Narayan said - Mother, I was pondering the fate of the world"

"That's what he said - I was pondering the fate of the world."

Hari Tatya finished the story. He blew his nose. Then he wiped his eyes with his shirt sleeves. All us little umbrella carriers, or chhatrapatis, had no idea what to do next. Hari Tatya regained control of his demeanor and said,

"Just think Purushottam.... he was about your age. And what did he say? I was pondering the fate of the world! Unbelievable! Simply divine! Tell me Purushottam, do you have such a boy in your class? A boy who will hide in the closet? And say - I was pondering the fate of the world?? Is there? Tell me!"

I meekly shook my head.

"Yeah! So that was Ramdas! Saintly right from his childhood. I have irrefutable proof of this. He went on to become Ramdas Swami.... Sant Ramdas. But just because he was a Sant, don't think he was a softie. You should've seen him flex his muscles. The way his biceps sprang up, almost jumping out of his skin, I tell you! All he had to do was bend his arm ever so slightly, and his bicep would spring up. If you struck his bicep with an iron bar, the iron bar would bend! But Sant Ramdas would barely notice the blow. Barely...."

Hari Tatya kept staring into nothingness for a couple of minutes as if he had just seen Sant Ramdas in the flesh. He smiled a little and gradually shook his head in admiration. 

Then suddenly, as if waking up from a dream, he shook his shoulders. And in a voice completely devoid of the narration-specific baritone,  he said,

"Umm....Purushottam....tell me...Nerulkar...Nerulkar is the guy who lives around the corner from the grocery store, right? How many umbrellas has he ordered? Three, right? Let me check..."

Hari Tatya fished out the sheet from his pocket, verified the order, and led our umbrella-bearing procession to the Nerulkar residence. 

No one in that procession had yet truly returned to the present, to the real world. One kid was visualizing the full scale and strength of Sant Ramdas' legendary biceps. Another was wondering how a well-built 10 year could fit inside a 17th century closet in a poor Brahmin family's house. Yet another was promising himself that when he grew up, he'd work out so intensely that an iron bar would bend when struck on his biceps. With all these anachronistic thoughts in our minds, dreamy expressions on our faces, and umbrellas on our heads, we were helping Hari Tatya run his business.

It goes without saying that the umbrella business didn't last long. None of Hari Tatya's businesses did. The reason was obvious to me. Hari Tatya aspired to run those businesses. But his passion and dedication towards running them was nothing compared to the passion and dedication grandpa had for those businesses. But grandpa's passion and dedication was moot, since he couldn't practically quit his job. And Hari Tatya, who was supposed to run the business, usually inhabited a completely different reality.

Later, grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling agarbattis (incense sticks). So Hari Tatya started walking around with a big bag of agarbattis hanging from his neck. Grandpa and Hari Tatya would discuss the sales of the day every evening. Often, it'd turn out that Hari Tatya had taken 1 rupee from a customer for an agarbatti pack worth 75 paise, and returned 50 paise instead of 25 paise. And on most days, the bag hanging from his neck was as full in the evening as it had been in the morning. 

But still, after all these discussions, on his way out, Hari Tatya would open the door and happily yell at us kids,

"Jai Jai Raghuveer Samartha!" 

That's a line from the Dasbodh - Sant Ramdas' treatise on spiritual and practical matters. It is particularly known among Marathi people for its guidance on practical matters, a ready reckoner for success, if you will. Hari Tatya was a man who kept quoting that practical treatise at every possible opportunity, but remained utterly and truly impractical. He never reached an appointment on time, never left an appointment on time.

Grandpa and Hari Tatya clearly loved each other, cared for each other. But they also spent several nights arguing with each other. Random corners of various rooms in our house were stacked with unsold inventory from Hari Tatya's failed ventures - from umbrellas to agarbattis to books to backpacks. Once in a while, when we eavesdropped on the arguments, what Hari Tatya said was oddly but somehow appropriately unrelated to the business at hand and more relevant to arcane Maratha history,

"Dude, I have irrefutable proof of this! Come with me to Maval right now! I can literally see where that horse Krishna's hooves landed!" 

And truly, Hari Tatya could probably see where those hooves has landed centuries ago. I often wonder if Hari Tatya's default existence was in the distant past, in the golden age of the Maratha empire. The odd occasion when he acknowledged the 20th century was probably like a dream to him.

"So there we all were. Standing in the royal court with Shivaji Maharaj on the throne. And they brought in the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. Oh wow! She was absolutely gorgeous! A true beauty if I ever saw one! And as the victorious king, Shivaji Maharaj had the right to have his way with her. She was his for the taking. She was so damn beautiful, I tell you guys! And her flawless milky white complexion! She was at least 6 times as fair as this girl Yami everyone thinks is so fair. And I'm not making this up, boys. I have irrefutable proof of this!"

When I was a kid, our neighbor Yami Gokhale was the benchmark of fair complexion. She had the whitest skin we ever saw. The Gokhales were the only Konknastha Brahmin family in our neighborhood, and Konknastha Brahmins are reputed to have fair/white skins. The rest of us were mainly Deshpande-Kulkarni types with wheatish-to-dark skins. Hari Tatya himself was as dark as the iron pillar in Delhi. So when he said "6 times as fair as this girl Yami", we had genuine trouble imagining how fair the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor must have been. But Hari Tatya had no trouble embellishing his story.

"We were all standing there, staring, admiring her beauty. Maharaj himself was stunned by her beauty..... tell me kids.... Maharaj who???"

We had all memorized the answer to this question thanks to several prior lessons from Hari Tatya,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

We kids yelled out the official complete title for Shivaji as if we were orderlies in the Maratha court of the 1600s. When we said this correctly, Hari Tatya regally looked at us with an expression of pride and humility, as if he were Shivaji himself!

"Well done, boys! So anyway....where was I?"

"6 times as fair as Yami" one of us piped up.

"Okay, you idiot. Who was 6 times as fair as Yami?"

"The wife of Kalyan's vanquished governor."

"WIFE????????" Hari Tatya screeched.

We all took a step back.

"You idiot! Where did his wife come from? There in Kalyan, the vanquished governor is splayed out dying, yelling YA ALLAH! YA ALLAH!"

And Hari Tatya laid down on the ground with his limbs flailing in the air, invoking the Koranic almighty.

"He is dying! His wife is next to him, crying! The one they brought to Shivaji Maharaj's court was his beautiful daughter-in-law!" 

"6 times as fair as..."

"YES!" Hari Tatya thundered, "Will you stop obsessing over Yami, for crying out loud?"

The boy looked away and Hari Tatya continued,

"So we were all staring at this exquisite beauty that was the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. And Maharaj was looking at her too. Oh, and how handsome Maharaj himself looked, I tell you, boys! Eyes like an eagle. Sharp straight nose. Thick flowing beard. Rich well-defined sideburns....."

Whenever Hari Tatya narrated a story about Shivaji Maharaj, this effusive description of his appearance was bound to turn up sooner rather than later. As soon as Hari Tatya mentioned the sideburns, we'd complete the remaining description -

"...the regal crown on his head, the divine Bhavani sword at his waist, a pearl necklace hanging against his chest, a tilak on his forehead....."

When we completed this description, Hari Tatya looked at us all with an expression of genuine bliss and satisfaction.

"Well done, boys!" Hari Tatya nodded and continued, "So Maharaj said to the beauty - betaa, pardaa nikaalo, darney ki koi baat nahin (Child, take off your veil. There is no need to be afraid.)"

All of us had heard the story of the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor dozens of times. But every time, this particular line was delivered in Hindi for some reason.

"So that beauty raised her veil. Maharaj looked at her. And said - Wow! Goddess Bhavani has made you extremely beautiful!"

Because of Hari Tatya's numerous renditions of this story, all us kids grew up assuming that the job of making someone beautiful had been assigned to Goddess Bhavani. In fact, we were so convinced of it, that for many years afterwards, whenever I saw a beautiful woman, I'd think to myself - Goddess Bhavani has done a good job on her!

"Maharaj then said - If my mother had been as good looking as you, then maybe I too would have been good looking! Hearing this, I swear you Purushottam, that lady was so touched, tears started flowing from her eyes. Then Maharaj gave her a sari as a gift, and respectfully sent her back to Kalyan, untouched and unmolested. That's how wise and decent our Maharaj was!"

Just as Hari Tatya finished narrating the story, grandpa showed up. Suddenly, Hari Tatya's demeanor changed, and he earnestly said,

"Listen Purushottam, tomorrow morning, we must leave really early to sell those agarbattis, understand? Later on, the streets get so crowded, that it's difficult to move about!"

Of course, all us kids understood the sudden change in Hari Tatya. In fact, we had an unspoken arrangement with him, in which, if we saw grandpa approaching, we would quietly tell Hari Tatya about it.

This arrangement worked great when we were kids. But kids don't always stay kids. They grow up.

We grew up too. Lost our wide-eyes innocence, and developed a healthy sense of cynicism and sarcasm. We went from revering Hari Tatya to poking fun at Hari Tatya. Once we started making fun of the guy, we realized that grandma had been doing it for ages. If he occasionally turned up late for dinner, grandma would say,

"Oh, you still haven't had dinner, Hari Tatya?? When you didn't show up at the usual time, I thought Shivaji Maharaj insisted you stay over at his palace for dinner!"

Hari Tatya would say nothing.

"Or maybe at Peshwa Bajirao's table tonight.... in a silver plate!"

I don't think the ridicule mattered to Hari Tatya. In fact, I am sure that in his mind, he really had dined with Shivaji Maharaj thousands of times. Once he entered the idyllic world of the past, he completely immersed himself in it. 

Once, our entire family went to Pune for a function. Hari Tatya came with us. For him, Pune, steeped in Maratha history, was Valhalla. Not only did he come with us, but he took all us kids for several walks around the city all week, and all but recounted the history associated with every tiny rock we encountered.

When Hari Tatya took us to the bare spartan innards of the historic Peshwa palace Shanivaarvaada, he told us the story of Peshwa Narayanrao's murder. And of course, he ran around the place yelling,

"UNCLE!! SAVE ME!! UNCLE!! SAVE ME!!"

Be it the reign of Shivaji or the reign of Peshwas, this man was always there. 'How was Hari Tatya present at every historic event related to the Maratha empire in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century?' - was a question we never asked ourselves when we were children. And when we grew up, although we poked a little fun at him, we never asked him that uncomfortable question to force him to confront the fact that his fantasy world was just that - a fantasy.

Hari Tatya led us through the streets of Pune, reliving several processions full of elephants and horses. His eyes had apparently seen the first ever public Ganpati, in Kasba. He didn't just know the details of everything that went on at Lal Mahal; he could even identify the window from which Shaistekhan was hanging when he lost his fingers to Shivaji's sword. 

"And the bugger went to the Mughal emperor Delhi and greeted him with his chopped up fingers!" Hari Tatya told us with ill-concealed glee, "The emperor said to Shaistekhan - Sir Uncle, where are your fingers? Khan said to the emperor - that bastard Shivaji, that rat of the hills, he cut them off! Imagine that! This no-good Shaistekhan called Maharaj a bastard! That damn #$%%@#$$#@@@..."

Hari Tatya, in the presence of us kids, fired at Shaistekhan a colorful expletive of such unbridled hostility, that if the Khan had heard it, he would've presented his hands to Hari Tatya and said, "if you want, cut off my remaining fingers, but please, stop with the profanity!"   

Hari Tatya often turned up when least expected. Similarly, he often disappeared when least expected. On Chaturthi (a holy night for Marathis), if Hari Tatya didn't show up for dinner, even grandma would wonder,

"Where the heck is Hari Tatya? Has he gone to Panipat to wage another ill-advised war?"

Hari Tatya was sorely missed on every holy occasion that he didn't show up, solely for his flair at leading aarti (public prayer). He knew hundreds of of aartis. He seemed to know by heart the aarti for every god and goddess in the Hindu pantheon. When a shirtless Hari Tatya, with tilak on his forehead would start the aarti of the Dashaavtaars in his booming voice, everyone's hands instinctively came together in devotion. And when I say his voice boomed, I mean it! Even the person holding the pooja plate would put it down, probably worried about it vibrating because of the voice.

"AAAARTI SAPREM JAIJAI VITTHAL PARABRAHMAAAA....PHAKTA SANKATI NANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...."

When that "AAAAA" started, all us kids would have bets on who could keep going the longest without stopping for breath.

"PAACHAVE AVATAAR PARICHE DAADHI TISTHASI.....SAHAVAA AVATAAAR..."

By the time he was halfway through the 10 avatars, Hari Tatya's own delirious avatar was worth marveling over. We kids would get caught up in the fervor too. Whenever Hari Tatya became engrossed in the aarti, his right eye developed an odd squint. On such occasions, we kids would turn our back on the holy idols and stare at the divine Hari Tatya instead.

"PINDYA PATAKAA...VAISHNAV NAACHATI..."

At this line, he'd spin on the spot a couple of times. We kids would spin too.

"CHANDRABHAAGE MADHYE SNAAN KARITI"

I can still picture the imaginary dip he would take in the imaginary holy river at this line.

Towards the end of the aarti, his voice got even louder at the DEVAAAA.... and of course, all us kids would join in. That was the only moment in the whole year when we had a license to scream as loudly as we wanted. That's what made Hari Tatya so special to us kids - in his company, we could be what we wished we could be all the time.

Today, after remembering Hari Tatya after all these years, I can't help but get a little choked up. Dozens of people of all ages, appearances, and backgrounds came to visit grandpa when I was growing up. I can remember some of them well, can't even picture the faces of many others. But no one was as memorable as Hari Tatya.

When Hari Tatya walked into the compound of our house, he'd first stop and talk to us kids playing in the yard, and only then go greet the adults. He was popular not only among the kids in my family, but also other kids in the neighborhood, who had no compunctions in calling out his name when they saw him,

"Hariii Taatyaaaaaa!"

Hari Tatya would acknowledge the kid who had called out his name and do his best to entertain. He'd pretend to jump up and down like a monkey, make funny faces, march around like a drummer boy until everyone was laughing. He'd stop whatever he was doing to entertain kids.

Sometimes he'd do this when he was walking with grandpa, engaged in some serious discussion about their latest business venture. Grandpa would discover that he was talking to fresh air, and Hari Tatya had stopped several steps back to make faces at some kid. On such occasions, grandpa scolded him in public, asked him to behave like a grown-up.

But grandpa did love Hari Tatya a lot, like a brother. I never fully understood why the bond between them was so strong, because you couldn't find two men more unlike each other. But the bond was strong. If grandma made some special dessert, grandpa would always remind her to set some aside for Hari Tatya. Not that grandma needed any reminders. She cared about him too. Often she'd tell other women in the kitchen to make sure there's enough food set aside for "that old crow Hari Tatya" in case he dropped by.

Hari Tatya resembled a crow in many ways. When he moved his gaze, he moved not just his eyes, but even his neck, like a crow does. His eyes had a slight squint, like crow's eyes. But his squinted gaze had seen a lot of things that others with a normal gaze missed. He had seen Shivaji's coronation, the third battle of Panipat, the Buradi Ghat skirmish...

"Even if we die, we'll keep fighting on!" Hari Tatya, down on the ground in our front yard with  limbs flailing, hollered Dattaji Shinde's dying words.

Even today when I read Dattaji's tragic death, I see him as Hari Tatya in my front yard. Over the years Hari Tatya got me intimately acquainted with Shivaji, Tanaji, Tukaram, and everyone of any importance in Maratha history.

I never really liked history lessons at school, nor did I fully understand them. School history was infested with dates that had to be memorized. Hari Tatya's history wasn't tangled in the cobwebs of distant dates; it was as alive as he was. And he brought it to life for me.

As a child when I made my first trip to Pune, I was surprised not to see Shivaji or Sambhaji Maharaj there. When the train passed through the Sahyadris, I hoped to catch the glimpse of the Marathi army crossing the hills in full battle gear. Hari Tatya's refusal to think of history in past tense had rubbed of on me. His tendency to inject himself into any event and narrate in first person made it seem like all those events had occurred just before Hari Tatya came to our house.

People often personify History when they say things like "History will remember", "History will note", "History tell us", and so on. Today I realize that the "I" in Hari Tatya's stories was never meant to be Hari Tatya himself, but that personification of History.

"All us soldiers on Sinhagad were terrified by the enemy's swollen ranks, and started running away from battle, when Suryaji stood in our way. WAIT, he shouted at us, I HAVE CUT OFF THE ROPES THAT WE USED TO CLIMB UP. Well, what could we do? There was no way to run. So we turned around and joined the battle again. A sword through an enemy's throat, a spear through another's stomach, we kept going!"

"Tanaji had already been martyred. Shelarmama was wounded, but still fighting. I tell you, Purushottam, I have never seen a man bleed as much as Shelarmama did that night. His clothes were completely red. But oh, when he finally landed a blow on that Udaybhaan.... that was all it tok. Udaybhaan was flat on his back. Soon the tide turned, and we had won. We lit up the signal torches. Shivaji Maharaj saw our signal and reached Sinhagad in an hour."

"When he learned that Tanaji had died, Maharaj started bawling like a baby! Like a baby, I tell you! He said in a broken voice - "I got my gad (fort) back, but I lost my sinha (lion)". Oh, the plaintive voice when he said it, I swear to you Purushottam, I couldn't bear to hear it. I had never and have never since heard Maharaj sound like that. And I have irrefutable proof of this. Not making it up. Even the stones on Sinhagad melted at the intensity of Maharaj's sorrow. That's how Maharaj was. Which Maharaj?"

"GoBrahminPratipalak........" we'd break into our well-rehearsed chant.

As time went by, my childhood too became history. Most of the elders in the family passed away. The house also aged. Maintaining the yard became too much of a hassle, so it was tiled. The little flower garden was gone, as were grandpa, grandma, and dad. I lost touch with most other members of the family as well. There was no way to always keep in touch with Hari Tatya.

Once in a while, the clock turns back, and in the broken glasses of the old house's windows, I see countless reflections from my childhood. Occasionally the scent of an agarbatti, or the first drop of rain on a new umbrella makes me think of Hari Tatya. And his voice starts echoing in my head.

That man, no relation of mine, gave me more than most of my close relatives ever did. He'd take us kids high in the open skies of fantasy on his wings of history. Bring to life everyone from history. He made sure that the roots of the tiny saplings that were our childhoods were buried deep in a glorious past. Hari Tatya never gave us snacks or candy that money could buy, but instilled in us a sense of pride for our heritage that no treasure in the world can.

He strengthened our tiny wrists with the character of the past. I never realized it then, but can see the true value of his efforts now. Those wrists don't always turn the way they are supposed to. But Hari Tatya instilled in us the confidence that if need be, they can turn the course of history.

Now Hari Tatya himself is part of history. Old age made him a shadow of his former self. It was much later, during his last and eventually fatal bout of illness, that I learned Hari Tatya had a grown-up son. He worked in some trading firm in East Africa.

In those final days, when I went to meet him, I couldn't bear to look at what old age had done to him. He was almost fully blind. As he laid there looking weak, his shriveled body didn't even cover half the bed. I sat next to him.

"Hari Tatya, it's me Purushottam."

"Oh Purushotam! Great!" he smiled in the direction of my voice, "As you can see, I am now Surdas! So how have you been? You're in Delhi these days, right?"

"Yes."

"Ah, never got to see Delhi."

"Why don't you come with me?"

"There's no use now. I may be able to visit Delhi, but won't be able to see it, which is the whole point. No, I'll just admire it in my mind."

Hari Tatya felt silent. I felt tempted to gather all my childhood friends, including the 1/6th fair Yami Gokhale, and holler,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

Maybe it would have brought life back to his eyes, put some meat on his bones, and maybe he'd have said,

"I tell you, Purushottam! We were all standing there dumbfounded in the court at Delhi. And Sadashivrao Bhau was chipping away at the golden throne! With his bare hands! Pieces of gold flying all around, as the rest of us watched, unable to move!"

Come to think of it, Hari Tatya didn't need to see Delhi for all this. Whatever he had seen of history, he hadn't seen with the eyes he lost to old age. I spent several hours with him and left, aware that this might be the last time I get to meet him.

A few days later, Hari Tatya's obituary appeared in the newspaper with the cliched salutations and praises - affectionate, kind, loved by all, etc etc. As I read the obituary, I realized it didn't even come close to capturing the essence of the man. It was the first and last printed record my old childhood friend, who usually lived in the distant past, having any contact with the present. All it did was offer "irrefutable proof" that a man called Hari Tatya had existed in our times.
  

          TS180:Cooking Classes,Rick Santorum,Glenn Beck's Jeans, w/ guest Doug Jones & Melanie Griffith ('s voice)   
Bryan goes to a cooking class set to "Thriller" and Erin eats bad grease, but they pull it together to talk about Rick Santorum's wish that LGBT'ers get some tolerance and the difference between refusing to sell gay people a cake and refusing to write anti-gay things on a cake. And didyaknow Glenn Beck has a clothing line? And just launched women's line? And has a model sized wife and a plus sized daughter? And he's doing it all for them and not because his ego is crumbling like a Nature's Valley granola bar. Plus, our friend Doug Jones joins us to discuss the year he worked for Melanie Griffith. 
          TS156:Flat Tires, Extensions, Jillian Michaels, Luxury Pink Washing   
If you've ever wanted to see a wig with teeth, you've come to the right place. In addition to showing off toothy hair extensions, Erin tackles the ridiculous things people sell in the name of breast cancer, and Bryan looks at fitness guru's Jillian Michaels' recent comments that she sometimes wishes she wasn't gay. Also, do you buy your jewelry at the grocery store?  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
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          Book Feature and Giveaway – The Devil’s Gift by Laura Landon   
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You're prayers have been answered - three whole minutes of Brad Pitt's southwestern canoon, along with tons of lies about "Gravity" and Erin's dream of living in a mountain hole. Bryan updates everyone on the ex-gay awareness dinner and Erinmarkeing firm PHD tells product makers when to sell to women when they're feeling the most depressed.  Salad's here.  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
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          PM shaken by gruesome attack   

The gruesome murders of 13-year-old Videsh Subar and his 56-year-old sitter Rose Mohammed have impacted on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, so much so that it has left him very disturbed and shaken.

Speaking at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing, Rowley said he hoped the T&T Police Service can bring the perpetrators of the killings before the courts expeditiously.

The throats of Subar and Mohammed were slit by their killers at Mohammed’s Ajim Baksh Street, Malabar home on Wednesday during a home invasion.

Yesterday, Rowley said there were some new developments taking place in the country, some of which were not uplifting and disturbing.

“I am very, very shaken and disturbed with what happened in the East with that child and its guardian who were so brutally murdered, and it makes us wonder what kind of people we have become,” said Rowley, his voice dropping as he spoke.

Saying it is now standard practice that when violent and heinous crimes are committed there is a public demand that the Government do something about crime, Rowley said “that demand is understandable because people want to feel safe, people want to feel secure and people want to know that their families and their communities are protected from these things.”

The PM said the interventions by individuals who make a decision to carry out such activities “shock us all the time.” He said whatever the Government has in place, be it prison, police or court “we are always surprised by these kinds” of murders.

In extending condolences to the family of the victims, Rowley said just looking at the grief on television as a citizen, he was quite “shaken by this kind of thing and I trust that the law enforcement authorities would find the perpetrators of such heinous and disturbing action.”

Asked about the TTPS’ ineffectiveness in its battle against the criminal elements and he could do to fill the gap, Rowley replied, “That is one area where you do not have an alternative. There is no alternative but to keep working and improving the ability of law enforcement in the country. And law enforcement in our country under the Constitution is largely the Police Service.”

In the area of national security, Rowley disclosed that Cabinet took a decision not to pay $200 million to maintain for one year four of the country’s helicopters.

“This is a cost that has been negotiated downward I was told. US$34 million I was told. We just can’t afford that! If we can’t afford it then the helicopters would stay on the ground… much as we would like to have them in the air. If we have $200 million dollars, the question that arises is that the best way to spend $200 million in the fight against crime?”

He said selling the helicopters was one option the Government may look at.


          Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub - The Cerbat Gem   

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub
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BidaskClub lowered shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on ENR. Jefferies Group LLC increased ...

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          Comment on Thread Talk: The Metallics You Want to Use! by Mary Corbet   
That's an actual color card that I have, which was from the folks at Au Ver a Soie. You might check their website, to see if they sell them?
          Nashville Realtor Richard Bryan Helps Sellers Get Their Homes...   

Five-time Nashville Association of Realtors Diamond Award winner Richard Bryan lists the top five tips on how to prepare a...

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          Marrocco Group Hosts Gala to Highlight Aquinas Path Luxury Living   

The Marrocco Group, of RE/MAX Leading Edge, hosts grand event to showcase the progress of the Aquinas Path...

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          thursday thoughts pt. 46   

This quote is something I think about from time to time. I think about it when reading someone elses words and when I write something myself. I used to love writing and even wanted to be an author for a good portion of my pre-teens and teens. The idea of writing a best-selling novel, publishing some poetry or anything literature related still isn't appalling to me (who wouldn't want that), but somewhere along the way writing stopped being a priority to me. It's also one of the only things that made me self-doubt whether or not something I wrote could ever be that good. Now, this blog is probably my biggest writing outlet and by no means is it literature even if I put together more than a few sentences. So this quote is also something I sometimes think about in regards to blogging. Am I abusing everyone's time and literature - are we all abusing them? Because, really, how many people in the world truly have the ability to arrange their thoughts into words in a worthwhile way or have any charm of style? Ultimately, I want to do things I enjoy (and think everyone should do so) and I enjoy writing. Therefore instead of letting the - perceived or imagined - lack of these qualities make me dubious, I'm rather going to think of them as something anyone writing anything should strive for. What does Cicero know, anyway?
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          The week Activision sells Modern Warfare Remastered standalone, it puts COD: Ghosts on Xbox One back compat   

Call of Duty Ghosts on Xbox 360 is now playable via Xbox One, thanks to the console's backwards compatibility programme.

The timing of its addition is interesting - Activision has just this week started selling Modern Warfare Remastered standalone for £34.99, after previously only including it in the pricy Legacy edition of Infinite Warfare.

Ghosts was far less popular than Modern Warfare, however - it's unlikely it will see its own Remastered-style re-release.

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          Válasz erre: Szexi estét mindenkinek!   
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          Steph Curry has NBA's top-selling jersey, four Warriors in Top 11   

If you win championships, you get a top-selling jersey.


          Self Inking Custom Return Address James + Michelle Busser Design 100-009 by BearRubberStamps   

20.00 USD

My Design + Your Text = A great custom stamp!

The impression size is approx. 2.25" x .5"

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You choose the color: Black, Red, Blue, Brown, Purple, Pink, Green or Orange. (If no color is chosen it will default to black)

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          Mr. & Mrs. Christenson Custom Rubber Stamp Design R006 by BearRubberStamps   

14.00 USD

My Design + Your Text = A great custom stamp!

Perfect for adding a special touch to your invitations, packages, letters, just about anything. Your stamp will come mounted on a wood mount with an hourglass handle.

The impression is approximately 2" x 1"

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During your checkout include exact text you wish for your custom stamp (including capitalization, punctuation and spacing) in “Message to Seller”

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After your payment has been received, I will send you a digital proof for your approval.
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          Hawthorne Family - Custom Return Address - Rubber Stamp - Design R0019 by BearRubberStamps   

15.00 USD

My Design + Your Text = A great custom stamp!

Perfect for adding a special touch to your invitations, packages, letters, just about anything. Your stamp will come mounted on a wood mount with an hourglass handle.

The impression is approximately 2 3/4" x 1 1/4"

{How to order}

During your checkout include exact text you wish for your custom stamp (including capitalization, punctuation and spacing) in “Message to Seller”

Note: Depending on the number of characters, your stamp may appear slightly different than what is shown here. Rest assured, with years of experience, I am confident you will be happy.

After your payment has been received, I will send you a digital proof for your approval. Your stamp will be created and in the mail within 1 to 3 business days. Be sure to check your e-mail!

{The other stuff}

Stamps are mailed using First Class USPS.

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          Custom Return Address Stamp Self Inking Blankenship Design 100-012 by BearRubberStamps   

20.00 USD

My Design + Your Text = A great custom stamp!

The impression size is approx. 1 7/8 x 1/2

Perfect for adding a special touch to your packages, letters, just about anything.

You choose the color: Black, Red, Blue, Brown, Purple, Pink, Green or Orange. (If no color is chosen it will default to black)

{How to order}

Include in Message to Seller during your checkout the exact text you wish for your custom stamp (including capitalization, punctuation and spacing)

Note: Depending on the number of characters, your stamp may appear slightly different than what is shown here. Rest assured, with years of experience I am sure you will be happy.

After your payment has been received, I will send you a digital proof for your approval. Upon approval your stamp will be created and in the mail within 1 to 3 business days.
Be sure to check your e-mail!

{The other stuff}

Stamps are mailed using First Class USPS.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to a send convo.


          Kimberly and Eric Save the Date Custom Rubber Stamp Design WR005 by BearRubberStamps   

16.00 USD

My Design + Your Text = A great custom stamp!

This custom rubber stamp measures approx. 3" x 1.5"

Perfect for creating your own Save the Date cards.

This rubber stamp will come mounted with an hourglass handle.

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Include in Message to Seller during your checkout the exact text you wish for your custom stamp (including capitalization, punctuation and spacing)

Note: Depending on the number of characters, your stamp may appear slightly different than what is shown here. Rest assured, with years of experience I am sure you will be happy.

After your payment has been received, I will send you a digital proof for your approval. Upon approval your stamp will be created and in the mail within 1 to 3 business days.
Be sure to check your e-mail!

{The other stuff}

Stamps are mailed using First Class USPS.

For more detailed information check the Shop Policies page
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If you have any questions, please feel free to send a convo.
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          These Are the Top 10 Ben & Jerry's Flavors People Love — Pop Culture   

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's has dropped some cold-hard facts about flavor preferences of consumers. The Vermont-based company disclosed their 10 best-selling flavors, and honestly it's a little shocking. You would think that Phish Food would be at the top (or is that just me?), but another pint is the true king of all ice cream. At least when it comes to Ben & Jerry's flavors.

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          Côté c. Déménagement à prix modique MC inc., 2017 QCCQ 7104 (CanLII)   
vaisselle — majoration — déchargement des meubles — non-emballée — employé
          Thus far, much of the non-specialist press comment...   
Thus far, much of the non-specialist press commentary is "the sky is falling" or "wow, let's shut down youtube". Expect pressure to conflate this temporary restraining order against selling what is arguably stolen goods with a permanent ban on divergent opinion...
          Comment on Roxane Gay Takes a Raw Look at Rape, Self-Worth and Food in ‘Hunger’ by peter sze   
Life isn't always fair. Yes, some people suffer from PICO or hypothyroidism that make losing weight more difficult. But it doesn't make it impossible. Gaining weight just means that you're consuming more calories then you're expending/body needs. It's may not feel fair, but that's the way it is. Your weight is ultimately in your hands, if you think you're too heavy, then you need to either eat less or burn more calories. It might be more difficult because of your conditions , but your weight is ultimately the sum total of your decisions. Don't sell yourself short just because it's difficult.
          Retail Sales Associate - Hive - Bayfield, ON   
We are currently seeking motivated and service-oriented summer staff to join our team. A passion for selling beautiful items. Available long weekends....
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          Kommentar zu Mit weniger Aufwand mehr erreichen – so funktioniert’s! von Christine Kaunzner   
Auch ich finde den Artikel recht einleuchtend und das Prinzip ist mir sehr vertraut. Ich würde aber gerne noch etwas ergänzen. In unserer heutigen Zeit (Digitalisierung und Infomationsflut) ist es oft erheblich schwer zu priorisieren. Gerne würde ich diese Regel noch dahingegen erweitern, dass es heute ganz wichtig ist vorab sehr klar zu entscheiden, was meine konkreten Ziele und Rollen sind und diese in mein Zeitmanagement aufnehmen. Denn wir müssen "dank der vielen Dinge die auf uns einströmen" täglich immens selektieren: was ist wichtig, was dringend, was sind die Folgen, wenn ich das nicht tue usw. Wenn ich das auch noch einbeziehe, gesellt sich zum Zeit- noch das Entscheidungsmanagement dazu, und dann bin ich für das digitale Zeitalter super gerüstet!
          Bibles reach teens in Aurora Province on Word Riders’ 2nd year   
“My friends would influence me to just play and do other things instead of study. This Bible will be very helpful for me! I will take care of it and will read it during my vacant period,” Sweetselle shared happily. Sweetselle is an 8th Grade student who enjoys math. She is just one of the hundreds of Bible recipients from the Diarabasin National High School. Their small school set aside their usual afternoon class period to welcome some special visitors who came in huge bikes Continue reading →
          Cosmetic Beauty Sales - Estee Lauder - Lincoln, NB   
Be teamwork oriented with the ability to lead/work in a selling, goal driven environment. Enjoy meeting and interacting with people and demonstrate an...
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          Who’s Your Customer?   
Anyone that has worked with me for any length of time or whom I have managed knows that, at some point, I will ask them, “Who’s your customer?” Anybody that does work has a customer, but few people really think about who their customer really is, or even think in terms of having customers.


Let me be clear: I’m not talking about your company’s customer, the business or individual to whom your company sells goods or services. I’m talking about your customer, as an individual employee, as a team member, or as a manager.

I’ll use myself as an example. At SolidFire, I ran the demand generation function. The role of demand gen is to develop leads for sales to pursue. As such, we had two primary customers: inside sales, who would receive and pursue our leads; and the campaigns team, for whom we managed several (mostly) digital channels through which to execute their campaigns. We had secondary customers, like field marketing, who would generate leads through field events that we would upload, process, and deliver to sales. As a manager, the members of my team were also my customers, and there are also other customer relationships that I maintained in that role.

What’s the value of considering those teams, campaigns and inside sales, as customers, rather than simple collaborative teams or stakeholders in our activities? Because the concept of a customer carries with it a set of expectations that are richer, deeper, and more meaningful than a mere collaborative relationship, and those expectations lead to better outcomes for everyone involved.

Here’s an example. At one point, we started hearing rumors that sales was dissatisfied with some types of leads we were providing, even though we believed these were quality leads. The tension between marketing and sales is a common situation, so it wasn’t surprising to hear this. But if we could break down this barrier, both teams could be much more successful in their efforts.

There are a lot of ways I could have handled this problem, but I decided to view the problem through the lens of a customer-supplier relationship. If we were a supplier to sales as a customer, a common role in that relationship is the customer success manager (CSM), whose job is to ensure that the customer is successful in using the supplier’s product or services. The CSM role is bilateral: she represents the supplier’s product to the customer, helping them use it properly and fully; and she is the voice of the customer to the supplier, helping guide product development to better serve the needs of the customer.

We needed the equivalent function between demand gen and inside sales, so we created a CSM type of role and, in fact, we hired an inside salesperson to staff it. In this role, our CSM (I think we called him a marketing sales coordinator) had a bilateral role: he represented marketing to the inside sales team, explaining different types of leads, why they received them, and how they should pursue them; and represented the sales environment to marketing, describing which types of leads were working best or worst, and why, enabling marketing to optimize their campaign efforts.

The result of this change was dramatic. Inside sales came to view demand gen, and the broader marketing team, as partners in their success. Sales acceptance rates of marketing leads increased, and sales qualification rates of accepted leads improved. Would we have achieved the same result by having a more traditional approach of trying to collaborate between these two teams? Maybe, but I doubt it. In the same way that customers and suppliers generally don’t achieve a truly collaborative relationship, marketing and sales frequently struggle to truly collaborate. By establishing a role whose entire job is to ensure sales’ success, that changes the relationship measurably.

So, have you started to ask yourself who your customers are in your job? Does it change how you think about your interworking relationships? Try it. It can be powerful.



          Pineapple Paper Straws - Tropical Pineapple Party Decor, Luau 1st Birthday Party, Beach Bachelorette, Baby Shower by pomtree   

4.99 USD

Party like a pineapple at your next beach party with these adorable tropical paper straws!

Also great for:

Birthday parties
baby showers and sprinkles
bridal showers
weddings
buffet and dessert tables
anniversaries
company events
conventions and fairs
food samplings
any other party you have going on!


25 paper straws
Each straw is made of recycled paper and is 7.775 inches long (standard straw)


. please feel free to ask about a custom color or pattern, I aim to please!

. if these are for an event, please leave the event date in the note to seller during the checkout process. If you do not leave me a date I cannot guarantee timely delivery.

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          Photo Booth Party Backdrop Fringe Curtain, Photography Background, Buffet Table Decor, Bachelorette Party Decorations, DIY Kit, Gold Wedding by pomtree   

12.00 USD

Jazz up your pictures with this affordable photo booth backdrop curtain available in custom colors to match your event. Great as any photography Backdrop, photoshoot backdrop, set up behind your buffet or candy table, or decking out your baby shower or birthday party!


This listing includes:

This listing is for a 60 inch wide and 15 inch tall tissue paper curtain panel, but contact me for any custom width size you need!
In the drop down menu above, please choose how many 15 inch high panels you would like. IMPORTANT - Each are overlapped about 3 inches, so each panel gives you about 1 foot high of curtain.



The curtain will come in 15 inch high garlands that you simple hang over lapping to create the height of curtain you need :) You could even hang some on angles for some interesting dimensions!

The last photo above shows all the colors you can choose . Please leave your choices in the note to seller during checkout!

Honeycombs and straws available in our store! https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/pomtree



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          Rose Gold Paper Straws - Rustic Wedding, Neutral Baby Shower, Copper Birthday Party, Bachelorette Party Decor by pomtree   

6.00 USD

Rose gold is the new black! These straws can help bring a touch of sparkle to any event from a cute baby shower to a sophisticated garden wedding. Great for so many events:

Birthday parties
baby showers and sprinkles
bridal showers
weddings
buffet and dessert tables
anniversaries
company events
conventions and fairs
food samplings
any other party you have going on!


25 paper straws
Each straw is made of recycled paper and is 7.775 inches long (standard straw)


. please feel free to ask about a custom color or pattern, I aim to please!

. if these are for an event, please leave the event date in the note to seller during the checkout process. If you do not leave me a date I cannot guarantee timely delivery.

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          More than a dozen of the 34 schools that sell beer at ... (Last post on 06/30/2017 at 3:33 PM PDT)    
... football games are located in a state with an SEC school (like Troy and South Alabama)
          Abundant crabs not too pricey for Maryland's Fourth   

Ronald Warren always feels like he's gambling when he orders hundreds of bushels of crabs for his Sea Pride Crab House in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore before big summer weekends.

"You have tens of thousands of dollars in your cooler, and you hope you sell them before...


          Emporio Armani Mens Watch AR2463   
Emporio Armani Mens Watch AR2463

Emporio Armani Mens Watch AR2463

Water Resistant 5 ATM 1 Year Seller Warranty Included Original Emporio Armani Presentation Gift Box Complete with Manual Instruction Booklet Case Width: 44mm Case Depth: 10mm Brown Genuine Leather Strap Stainless Steel Case Quartz movement


          Bond Report: Short-term Treasury yield hits highest since 2009, as bonds sell off a fourth session   
U.S. government bond prices on Friday get hit, extending yield gains to a fourth straight session, as investors close out a bruising week for government paper, marked by hand-wringing about the policy posture of global central banks.

          Product Sales Advisor - Brakes - United Kingdom   
Work with Corporate Graphic Designer (currently Amy Connelly) to produce relevant cross-usable support materials to deliver cross-sell. Product Sales Advisor....
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          Genesis - Selling England by the pound   
“Selling England by the Pound”, pubblicato dai Genesis nel 1973, è considerato da molti fan e critici uno dei migliori lavori del gruppo. È stato l'album più venduto fra quelli realizzati dai Genesis con Peter Gabriel, raggiungendo la terza posizione nelle classifiche di vendita inglesi. È l'album della piena maturazione. Il suono è molto più curato e, pur riproponendo un canone consolidato, riesce a spostare in alto l'equilibrio tra canzone, musica e libertà espressiva dei singoli componenti. “Selling England by the pound”, dopo la divagazione vagamente rock di “Foxtrot”, rappresenta un ritorno alla sensibilità britannica per la fairy tale e non mancano più o meno espliciti riferimenti all'immaginario fantastico di Tolkien.
          Omnishambles   

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

While the very fabric of space-time warped and undulated over the Trump-Morning Joe conflict (we’ll get to that), Republicans in the House finance subcommittee worked up a scheme to neutralize the Johnson Amendment. The proposed rule would deny the IRS the funds it would need to investigate Johnson Amendment violations…for churches only. That’s right, no mention of other nonprofits, no mention of other houses of worship. We joined a big coalition of groups opposing the measure, and I did the equivalent of marching up and down, toddler-Bart-Simpson style, making noise about it.

But you know, the fabric of space time. Undulating and whatnot. About that:

After Trump did his dumbass Trump thing that he does, Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted to justify the president’s behavior as some kind of proportional response to bullying (????), and when asked who she could point to as a role model, she defaulted to God. That’s fine, but you’d think a couple human role models would be useful in a pinch. Maybe keep a couple of those in your back pocket. Just a thought.

More fun was the op-ed by Mika and Joe themselves, where they threw so much shade it looked like an eclipse. They said Trump wasn’t mentally healthy enough to watch Morning Joe, and made the charge that Trump had blackmailed them with the threat of a negative National Inquirer article.

David Roberts at Vox tries to come to grips with what the hell is wrong with the man, and why it’s so hard to figure it out:

Trump defies our theory of mind because he appears to lack a coherent, persistent self or worldview. He is a raging fire of need, protected and shaped by a lifetime of entitlement, with the emotional maturity and attention span of a 6-year-old, utterly unaware of the long-term implications of his actions. ... Politicos and journalists need a story in which Trump’s stumbling and grasping can be construed as a savvy media strategy, a “distraction” from some other wrongdoing he has going on, or a “pivot” from his current omnishambles. Those are all versions of political maneuvering with which they are familiar. They need for Trump to want things, to be after things, to have a plan. ... But there’s no there there.

CFI Los Angeles chief Jim Underdown recoils at the utter plausibility of The Handmaid’s Tale, and laments that the star of the TV version, Elizabeth Moss, is herself a Scientologist:

What doesn’t fit is that the Church of Scientology could be a central character in The Handmaid’s Tale TV series. For decades we’ve been hearing real-life stories from ex-Scientologists that sound like they could be plots in the series.   

Nikhil Sonnad at Quartz does a great service, cataloguing how Alex Jones’ Infowars store and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop store and the Moon Juice store all sell the same snake oil.

Speaking of Alex Jones (if we must), he had a guest, Robert David Steele, who said this:

This may strike your listeners as way out but we actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20 year ride. So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony.  

Now, Jones does seem to distance himself from this idea a tad (“Well I don’t know about Mars bases”), but don’t give him too much credit! Or any! Because then he says this:

I know they’ve created massive, thousands of different types of chimeras that are alien lifeforms on this earth now. 

Just in case you’re wondering, NASA denies the allegation. Well, of course they would. Pfft.

In Bizarro America, aka Canada, a new survey shows that the electorate would prefer an atheist, gay, or transgender prime minister over an evangelical Christian. 

CFI’s new intern Andy Ngo thinks back to the Orlando massacre one year ago, and how the discourse about it has been too diffuse, asking, “While it is imperative to prevent and condemn discrimination against Muslims, why does that have to come at the cost of speaking openly about religious fundamentalism, particularly Islamism?”

South Africa will no longer have single-religion public schools. (A group lobbying for this change, the Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie, has the greatest acronym ever: OGOD.) 

Australian homeopathics company Brauer is being investigated for promoting an ebook that advocates the use of homeopathy to treat babies and toddlers.  

Theologian and sociologist Peter Berger has died at the age of 88. I don’t know much about most of his work, but his book The Social Construction of Reality blew my mind when I read it in college a million years ago. 

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Hello how much are you selling Daikin FTKD35GVM
          Episode 82: Greening the big Apple; Peter Seligmann's graceful exit - Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com   
In this week's episode, selling sustainable tourism, a chat with Honolulu's first resilience officer and the future of urban mobility.
          Classic Western&High Heel Boots by Mysthero   
Classic Western&High Heel Boots by Mysthero
Classic Western&High Heel Boots by Mysthero Mysthero’s classic westernboots is a pack of boots looks like western- or cowboyboots for: Daz’s Victoria 4.2, Daz’s Michael 4, Daz’s Victoria 3 Daz’s Aiko 3 Daz’s Laura 3 & Luke 3 Daz’s Genesis Daz’s Genesis2Female/Male. Miki 4 The Dawn (Poser) Alyson 2 Sydney G2 Roxie surported Shapes (G1) : Victoria 4+5,Aiko 4+5,TheGirl 4,Julie,Justin,Michael 5,Stephanie 5 surported Shapes (G2M): Michael 6, Brodie 6, Jayden surported Shapes (G2F): Victoria 6, Gia 6, TheGirl 6, Josie 6, Aiko 6, Belle 6, Giselle, Keiko 6, Lilith 6, MeiLin 6, Monique 6, Olympia, Stephanie 6 The pack includes for Poser: -2 conforming figures (left and right boot) for Victoria 4.2 (Poser: obj,cr2,png) -2 conforming figures (left and right boot) for Michael 4 (Poser: obj,cr2,png) -2 conforming figures (left and right boot) for Victoria 3 (Poser: obj,cr2,png) -2 conforming figures (left and right boot) for Aiko 3 (Poser: obj,cr2,png) -2 conforming figures (left and right boot) for Laura 3 & Luke 3 (Poser: obj,cr2,png) -2 conforming figures (left and right boot) for TheDawn (Poser: obj,cr2,png) -2 conforming figures (left and right boot) for Miki 4 (Poser: obj,cr2,png) -2 conforming figures (left and right boot) for Roxie (Poser: obj,cr2,png) -2 conforming figures (left and right boot) for Alyson2 (Poser: obj,cr2,png) -2 conforming figures (left and right boot) for SydneyG2/JessiG2 (Poser: obj,cr2,png) -8 Material-Poses for Poser (pz2,png and mc6):brown ,black ,white and red leather for DazStudio: -1 conforminf figure (pair of boots) for Genesis (DazStudio: duf,png) -1 conforminf figure (pair of […]
          Sales District Manager   
TX-Dallas, About the Company: U.N.X. INCORPORATED is a family owned and operated company founded to pioneer new surfactant technology for the laundry industry. Research innovations originally designed for the laundering process have gained widespread application in the formulation of kitchen and housekeeping detergents and cleaners. Selling and satisfying laundry and institutional customers are the Company’s
          Sweden Wind Power Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy - Industry Analysis, Trends, and Forecast Report 2030   
 

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"Wind Power in Sweden, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the wind power market in Sweden.

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

The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalDatas team of industry experts.

Scope
The report analyses global renewable power market, global wind power (Onshore and Offshore) market, Sweden power market, Sweden renewable power market and Sweden wind power market. The scope of the research includes -
- A brief introduction on global carbon emissions and global primary energy consumption.
- An overview on global renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends, generation trends and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources. The information is covered for the historical period 2006-2015 (unless specified) and forecast period 2015-2030.
- Renewable power sources include wind (both onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), small hydropower (SHP), biomass, biogas and geothermal.
- Detailed overview of the global wind power market with installed capacity and generation trends, installed capacity split by major hydropower countries in 2015 and key owners information of various regions.
- Power market scenario in Sweden and provides detailed market overview, installed capacity and power generation trends by various fuel types (includes thermal conventional, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) with forecasts up to 2030.
- An overview on Sweden renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends (2006-2030), generation trends(2006-2030) and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources in 2015.
- Detailed overview of Sweden wind power market with installed capacity and generation trends and major active and upcoming wind projects.
- Deal analysis of Sweden wind power market. Deals are analyzed on the basis of mergers, acquisitions, partnership, asset finance, debt offering, equity offering, private equity (PE) and venture capitalists (VC).
- Key policies and regulatory framework supporting the development of renewable power sources in general and wind power in particular.
- Company snapshots of some of the major market participants in the country.

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- The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner.
- Identify key growth and investment opportunities in Sweden wind power market.
- Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data for wind power market.
- Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industrys growth potential.
- Develop strategies based on the latest regulatory events.
- Identify key partners and business development avenues.
- Understand and respond to your competitors business structure, strategy and prospects.

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Table of Contents:

1 Table of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 6
1.2 List of Figures 7
2 Executive Summary 8
2.1 Government Support in Conjunction with Technology Development Driving Global Renewable Power Installations 8
2.2 Top 10 Countries Account for Over 84% of Wind Power Capacity 8
2.3 Renewable to Account for a Maximum Share of Installed Capacity by 2030 9
2.4 Wind Power to become One of the Primary Sources of Electricity in the Future 10
3 Introduction 11
3.1 Carbon Emissions, Global, 2001-2015 11
3.2 Primary Energy Consumption, Global, 2001-2025 13
3.3 Wind Power, Global, Technology Definition and Classification 15
3.4 Wind Power Market, Technology Overview 15
3.5 Wind Power Market, Turbine Components 16
3.6 Report Guidance 18
4 Renewable Power Market, Global, 2006 - 2030 19
4.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Overview 19
4.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Installed Capacity, 2006-2030 21
4.2.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity by Source Type, 2006-2030 21
4.2.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity Split by Source Type, 2015 and. 2030 23

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          Global FPSO Industry Outlook Q2 2017 - Brazil Continues to Dominate with Most Planned Project Starts   
 

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 30, 2017 ) Market Research Hub (MRH) has recently announced the addition of a fresh report, titled “Q2 2017 Global FPSO Industry Outlook - Brazil Continues to Dominate with Most Planned Project Starts” to its report offerings. The report obtain the most up to date information available on the planned FPSO projects globally.

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A total of 54 FPSOs are expected to start operations globally by 2021. South America will continue to lead globally with planned deployment of more than 20 FPSOs, followed by Africa and Asia by 2021. Among countries Brazil continues to dominate in terms of deployment of planned FPSOs, followed by the UK and Angola. Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Saipem S.p.A are expected to be key global players among operators with the highest deployment of the planned FPSOs by 2021.

Scope

Count of FPSOs that were brought online from 2011 to 2017 by key regions in the world, outlook up to 2025

Forecast of FPSOs that would be brought online by 2021 by key countries and operators

Details of major planned FPSOs globally up to 2021

Recent developments, tenders and contracts of FPSOs by key regions, where available

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Obtain the most up to date information available on the planned FPSO projects globally

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1.1 List of Tables 3
1.2 List of Figures 4
2. Global FPSO Industry Outlook 5
2.1. Key Highlights 5
2.2. New Project Announcements 6
2.3. New Project Cancellations 6
2.4. Postponed Projects 6
2.5. Stalled Projects 7
2.6. FPSO Industry, Africa 11
2.6.1. Recent Developments in the African FPSO Industry 12
2.6.2. Tenders and Contracts 14
2.7. FPSO Industry, Asia 15
2.7.1. Recent Developments in the Asian FPSO Industry 16
2.7.2. Tenders and Contracts 17
2.8. FPSO Industry, Europe 19
2.8.1. Recent Developments in the European FPSO Industry 20
2.8.2. Tenders and Contracts 22
2.9. FPSO Industry, Middle East 24
2.9.1. Recent Developments in the Middle Eastern FPSO Industry 25
2.9.2. Tenders and Contracts 26
2.10. FPSO Industry, North America 27
2.10.1. Recent Developments in the North American FPSO Industry 28
2.10.2. Tenders and Contracts 29
2.11. FPSO Industry, Oceania 31
2.11.1. Recent Developments in the Oceania FPSO Industry 32
2.11.2. Tenders and Contracts 33
2.12. FPSO Industry, South America 35
2.12.1. Recent Developments in the South American FPSO Industry 36
2.12.2. Tenders and Contracts 37
2.13. Global Planned FPSOs 39
3. Appendix 53
3.1. Abbreviations 53
3.2. Methodology 53
3.2.1 Coverage 53
3.2.2 Secondary Research 53
3.3. Contact Us 54
3.4. Disclaimer 54

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          Sweden Hydropower Capacity, Generation, Regulations - Industry Analysis, Trends, and Forecast Report 2030   
 

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"Hydropower (Large, Small and Pumped Storage) in Sweden, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2017 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles" is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the hydropower market in Sweden.

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

The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalDatas team of industry experts.
Scope
The report analyses global renewable power market, global hydropower market, Sweden power market, Sweden renewable power market and Sweden hydropower market. The scope of the research includes -
- A brief introduction on global carbon emissions and global primary energy consumption.
- An overview on global renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends, generation trends and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources. The information is covered for the historical period 2006-2016 (unless specified) and forecast period 2017-2030.
- Renewable power sources include wind (both onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), small hydropower (SHP), biomass, biogas and geothermal.
- Detailed overview of the global hydropower market with installed capacity and generation trends, installed capacity split by major hydropower countries in 2016 and key owners information of various regions.
- Power market scenario in Sweden and provides detailed market overview, installed capacity and power generation trends by various fuel types (includes thermal conventional, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) with forecasts up to 2030.
- An overview on Sweden renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends (2006-2030), generation trends(2006-2030) and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources in 2016.
- Detailed overview of Sweden hydropower market with installed capacity and generation trends and major active and upcoming hydro projects.
- Deal analysis of Sweden hydropower market. Deals are analyzed on the basis of mergers, acquisitions, partnership, asset finance, debt offering, equity offering, private equity (PE) and venture capitalists (VC).
- Key policies and regulatory framework supporting the development of renewable power sources in general and hydropower in particular.
- Company snapshots of some of the major market participants in the country.
Reasons to buy
- The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner.
- Identify key growth and investment opportunities in Sweden hydropower market.
- Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data for hydropower market.
- Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industrys growth potential.
- Develop strategies based on the latest regulatory events.
- Identify key partners and business development avenues.
- Understand and respond to your competitors business structure, strategy and prospects.

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Table of Contents:

1 Table of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 5
1.2 List of Figures 6
2 Executive Summary 7
2.1 Fall in OECD Countries Carbon Emission despite a Global Rise during 2010-2015 7
2.2 Technological Advancements and Government Support Driving Global Renewable Power Installations 7
2.3 Top 10 Countries Account for Over 70% of Hydropower Capacity 7
2.4 Renewable to Stock Up Maximum Installed Capacity by 2030 8
2.5 Hydropower Capacity Dominates Electricity Generation in Sweden 9
3 Introduction 10
3.1 Carbon Emissions, Global, 2001-2016 10
3.2 Primary Energy Consumption, Global, 2001-2025 12
3.3 Hydropower, Global, Technology Definition and Classification 14
3.4 Report Guidance 16
4 Renewable Power Market, Global, 2006-2030 17
4.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Overview 17
4.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Installed Capacity, 2006-2030 18
4.2.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity by Source Type, 2006-2030 18
4.2.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity Split by Source Type, 2016 and 2030 20
4.2.3 Renewable Power Market, Global, Net Capacity Additions by Source Type, 2016-2030 22

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          Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7   
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7 New DLC Pack Features Four Diverse, New Multiplayer Maps Actress Cassandra Peterson Reprises Her Iconic Role of Elvira in New Zombies Experience “Attack of the Radioactive Thing!” set in a 1950s Creature Feature June 30, 2017 – Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official details of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, the third DLC Map Pack for 2016’s No. 1 top-selling console video game in the United States (excluding hardware bundle sales), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The map pack features four new, diverse multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, set in a ‘50s era beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong. Absolution is scheduled to release July 7, first on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, with other platforms to follow. “Our team couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce another wild, twisted zombies experience in Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, which continues the story and adds some awesome new gameplay,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “For our multiplayer fans, we’re delivering four diverse maps that reward the different gameplay styles our community has embraced since the game launched last year. We can’t wait.” Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, the next action-packed chapter of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare zombies experience, once again features the return of Willard Wyler, the enigmatic movie director villain portrayed with voice and likeness by Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, Gotham). Wyler has trapped the four protagonists inside an all-new horror film, set in the 1950s and in the style of the Creature Feature films of the era. Players will fight a new array of zombie enemies across a ravaged beach town where a government science experiment has transformed the residents into flesh-devouring zombies and introduced a new biological menace into the city. Additionally, horror movie icon Elvira, played with voice and likeness by Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Elvira’s Movie Macabre), will help players survive and give them gameplay tips and side quests with her unique Elvira style. New weapons, traps and more will augment the hallmark Call of Duty action, with Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Austin Powers) as “the Scientist;” Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) as “the Rebel;” Jay Pharoah (White Famous, Saturday Night Live) as “the Soldier;” and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live, Inside Amy Schumer) as “the School Girl,” all making a return from the ongoing story in this all-new experience. In addition to Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, Absolution will also include four new multiplayer maps: Bermuda – A shantytown created around the remnants of a crashed ship, Bermuda allows players to duck, dive, and wall ride from the fish market to the lighthouse in this small to medium sized map that’s been water-wasted and sandblasted. Permafrost – Set within the chill of a frozen city skyline, Permafrost lets players stick to the ground and pick their plan of attack in one of three main lanes. They will traverse the map, moving from street side to train station, and hobo village to wrecked theatre house in this small, tight-quarters map. Fore – In Fore, the only thing miniature about this large map is the golf courses players will be fighting in. Fore features great visual variety as players swing around the sights and sounds of areas that brandish magical forests, giant creamsicles, and elevated castle walls. Ember – Located near an old town castle, Ember is a remake of the Modern Warfare 3 classic map Resistance, featuring old world aesthetics retrofitted with modern technology. The surroundings include lava, gallows and a torture room, where players will want to stick close to their teammates. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution releases on July 7, 2017 first for the PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow. The game is rated MA15+ for Mature (Blood, Intense Violence, Strong Language). For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com. Fans can also follow @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
          SUPER BOMBERMAN R Reveals Team Battles, New Maps, Characters and More!   
SUPER BOMBERMAN R Reveals Team Battles, New Maps, Characters and More! Sydney, 30th June 2017 – Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. today announced new content for Super Bomberman R, including new team battles, maps, characters and more. These items can be unlocked in the game shop using earned free gems. Super Bomberman R reveals the following content: Team Battles – Players can create their own teams to battle against other players from around the world. Once all other team colours have been wiped out, the last team standing declares victory. Set 3-team or 4-team battles, as well as 1v4 to create the ultimate challenge! 4 New Maps for Battle Mode: Plain Floor – A large open space in the middle of the stage creates an intense battle Desert Fort – Strategically manoeuvre between moving red tiles to win Classic Conveyor Belt – The well-known conveyor belt from past series is back! Panic Factory – Covered mostly with conveyor belts, this stage creates a chaotic battle 3 New Characters – Pyramid Head, Simon Belmont and Vic Viper join the battle, each with a special ability: Pyramid Head Bomber from Silent Hill: Defeat your enemies instantaneously when in contact Simon Belmont Bomber from Castlevania: Draw in bombs and characters from far away Vic Viper Bomber from Gradius: Super-fast movement New Accessories Snowflake Series Item Series Super Bomberman R launched globally in March 2017, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch™, marking a fitting return for the beloved multiplayer series. All key Bomberman elements return for the new title as players guide their Bomberman around maze-like areas using timed bombs to open walkways and take out opponents within timed sessions. In Super Bomberman R, up to eight players can compete locally or online in the competitive ‘Battle’ mode, or up to two players can work cooperatively in ‘Story’ mode to clear stages in order to save the galaxy. For more information, please visit us at: www.konami.com/games/bomberman. About Konami Group KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION covers the fields of “Digital Entertainment Business”, “Health & Fitness Business”, “Gaming & Systems Business” and “Amusement Business”. KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988 and the London Stock Exchange in 1999. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment and its products, please visit https://www.konami.com.
          The Group Haircut   

“I don’t know what’s more awesome. The family perm, my dad’s Tom Selleck ‘stache, or my sister looking like Leif Garrett.” (submitted by Kimberly)

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          ¡La frankicia es sólo para Depetri!   
  Aludiendo “por falta de avales”, en Lanús quedó solamente Edgardo Depetri para llevar el sello de la escudería kirchnerista en las próximas PASO.
Dicen que por orden del principito Máximo Kirchner, fue que bocharon las listas de Ismael Alé, Hernán Lakota, Carlos mendez y Gabriel Di Masi. Los apoderados de estas cuatro listas tenían tiempo hasta hoy a las 18:00 para poner los papeles en orden.
          New York Best-Selling Author Is PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegan Over 50’   

She’s a renowned vegan lifestyle coach and best-selling author of Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World—and today, ...

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          Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss (1990/2015) [HDTracks]   

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Artist: Slayer
Title: Seasons In The Abyss
Year Of Release: 2015 (1990)
Label: American Recordings
Genre: Thrash Metal
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/192kHz]
Total Time: 42:27
Total Size: 1,82 GB
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Slayer built a rabid following with faster-than-light thrash metal, eerie, disturbing lyrics, and bassist/singer Tom Araya's screamed vocals. 1986's „Reign In Blood", a blinding metal classic that clocked in at below a half hour in length and was produced by Rick Rubin, put the band on the metal map. Although Slayer was a bunch of longhairs, it wasn't uncommon to see hardcore skinheads slamming away at the band's shows. But 1988's „South Of Heaven" alienated many of Slayer's punk fans, as the group slowed their speed metal to a Black Sabbath-like crawl.
After staking out new territory with the underrated South of Heaven, Slayer brought back some of the pounding speed of Reign in Blood for their third major-label album, Seasons in the Abyss. Essentially, Seasons fuses its two predecessors, periodically kicking up the mid-tempo grooves of South of Heaven with manic bursts of aggression. "War Ensemble" and the title track each represented opposite sides of the coin, and they both earned Slayer their heaviest MTV airplay to date. In fact, Seasons in the Abyss is probably their most accessible album, displaying the full range of their abilities all in one place, with sharp, clean production. Since the band is refining rather than progressing or experimenting, Seasons doesn't have quite the freshness of its predecessors, but aside from that drawback, it's strong almost all the way from top to bottom (with perhaps one or two exceptions). Lyrically, the band rarely turns to demonic visions of the afterlife anymore, preferring instead to find tangible horror in real life -- war, murder, human weakness. There's even full-fledged social criticism, which should convince any doubters that Slayer aren't trying to promote the subjects they sing about. Like Metallica's Master of Puppets or Megadeth's Peace Sells...but Who's Buying, Seasons in the Abyss paints Reagan-era America as a cesspool of corruption and cruelty, and the music is as devilishly effective as ever.

Tracklist:
01 - War Ensemble
02 - Blood Red
03 - Spirit In Black
04 - Expendable Youth
05 - Dead Skin Mask
06 - Hallowed Point
07 - Skeletons Of Society
08 - Temptation
09 - Born Of Fire
10 - Seasons In The Abyss
Produced by Slayer, Andy Wallace & Rick Rubin.
Digitally remastered.

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          Did a GOP politician effectively buy Roger Stone’s endorsement against Sen. Elizabeth Warren?   

Roger Stone posted social media endorsements of Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl’s bid to challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just days after Diehl rented his email list.

Stone, who contributes to radio host Alex Jones’ Infowars network and will soon host his own Infowars show, has a history of pushing racist, sexist, and conspiratorial rhetoric. Stone has been a longtime adviser to Trump and worked as a paid consultant for Trump’s campaign; he is now reportedly under FBI investigation as part of the agency’s probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Stone announced in May through a marketing company that he’s accepting advertisers for his “online presence,” which includes his email list and "social media posts."

Diehl’s campaign rented Stone’s list on June 16 for a fundraising email. A message accompanying the email stated: “We are excited to share with you a special message from one of our sponsoring advertisers, Diehl For Senate. It is also sponsors like them that help fund Stone Cold Truth. Please note that the following message reflects the opinions and representations of our sponsor alone, and not necessarily the opinion of Roger Stone.”

Endorsements for Diehl subsequently appeared on Stone's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Those posts gave no indication whether they were advertisements.

Stone’s Facebook page posted the following on June 23: “Help Us Fire Elizabeth Warren!!!!! Geoff Diehl: The REAL Deal for Massachusetts Help build our grassroots movement to support the real Diehl for Massachusetts. Stand with Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate. Your donation will send a loud message that it's time to put Massachusetts first.” Much of that language is taken from Diehl’s website. Diel’s Facebook page subsequently touted the Stone post by writing: “The Stone Cold Truth is that we need a U.S. Senator who will put Massachusetts first. Donate today!” 

On June 24, Stone tweeted a link to a Diehl fundraising page and asked followers to "help us fire Elizabeth Warren."

Diehl retweeted Stone and a supporter who celebrated Stone's tweet:

Stone’s backing of Diehl is at odds with his colleagues at Infowars, which has thrown its support to entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, who is competing against Diehl for the Republican nomination. He appeared on Alex Jones’ program on June 7 and June 25. During the June 7 interview, Jones said it was “really exciting” to have Ayyadurai challenging Warren, gave viewers his campaign website address, and asked the Republican how people can support his candidacy. Ayyadurai responded by asking Jones’ listeners to make donations and to volunteer with his campaign.

He appeared on Jones’ June 25 show with guest host Owen Shroyer for roughly 20 minutes; the video description stated: “Everyone show your support for Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai running against Democrat Elitist, Elizabeth Warren in 2018. https://shiva4senate.com/ https://twitter.com/va_shiva.” During the appearance, the candidate said that “what Alex does is probably, sort of the last sort of beacon of truth that’s out there.”

Requests for comment to Diehl were not returned.


          Es gibt kein Recht auf Krawall und Gewalt   

Es ist ein Warnschuss in Richtung möglicher gewaltbereiter G20-Gegner: Justizminister Heiko Maas (SPD) kündigt konsequente Verfolgung von Straftaten im Umfeld des G20-Gipfels an – und rief zudem zum zivilgesellschaftlichen Dialog auf.


          TLC on new album, dating and Beyonce’s fan girl moment   
NEW YORK (AP) — For T-Boz and Chilli, TLC is a marriage and divorce is not an option. The top-selling girl group is releasing its final album on Friday. Although they don’t plan to record new music, “That doesn’t mean we’re done though. That doesn’t mean we won’t do a residency in Vegas,” T-Boz said. […]
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
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          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München english   
Dow Jones received a payment from EQS/DGAP to publish this press release. Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them 30.06.2017 / 14:36 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. *1. Details of the...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München english   
Dow Jones received a payment from EQS/DGAP to publish this press release. Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them 30.06.2017 / 14:34 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. *1. Details of the...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:34 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
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          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München english   
Dow Jones received a payment from EQS/DGAP to publish this press release. Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them 30.06.2017 / 14:32 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. *1. Details of the...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:30 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München english   
Dow Jones received a payment from EQS/DGAP to publish this press release. Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them 30.06.2017 / 14:30 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. *1. Details of the...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:26 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München english   
Dow Jones received a payment from EQS/DGAP to publish this press release. Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them 30.06.2017 / 14:26 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. *1. Details of the...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:25 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München english   
Dow Jones received a payment from EQS/DGAP to publish this press release. Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them 30.06.2017 / 14:25 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. *1. Details of the...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:22 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München english   
Dow Jones received a payment from EQS/DGAP to publish this press release. Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them 30.06.2017 / 14:22 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. *1. Details of the...
           TLC on new album, dating and Beyonce's fan girl moment    
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          Director, In Service Sales - L-3 Communications - Canada   
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          Sales Associate - Okanagan/Interior, BC - JW Research - Okanagan, BC   
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          Parts Dept Shipper/Receiver - Russell, MB - Pattison Agriculture Limited - Russell, MB   
As a Shipper/Receiver, you will be responsible for picking, shipping, receiving, delivery of parts, as well as organization of the parts warehouse....
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          CenturyLink Joins Streaming Parade   
Big US telco launches beta version of nearly 50-channel OTT skinny bundle service designed to sell for $45 a month across the country.
          Wayne State Receives NIH Award to Study Genetic Factors That Impact Benefit of Exercise   
A team of researchers led by Robert Wessells, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, has received a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for the project, "Octopamine mediates benefits of endurance exercise in Drosophila."
           Fleeting U.S. stock market falls unlikely to derail volatility selling    
By Saqib Iqbal AhmedNEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) - Thursday's sharp drop in U.S. stock prices highlights the risks taken on by investors who continue to bet...
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25.00 USD

Leather and Chain Bracelet - Cuff Bracelet - Crystal Bracelet - Wrap Bracelet - Woven Bracelet

Here is something new I will be featuring in my shop. I made this bracelet by weaving blue greek leather through textured bright silver rolo chain and 10mm blue metallic czech glass beads. There are 14 10mm beads. It is 7 1/2" in length with a 2" opening between the two ends (picture #3), and about 3/4" wide. You slip it on over your wrist and then pull the two ends closed to secure. On the the end of each cord is a sterling silver barrel bead. It is extremely comfortable to wear.

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All of my pieces are made by me. I take extreme pride in my work and would not sell anything I would not wear myself.

This bracelet will arrive in a gift box with ribbon.


          Bestselling Author Corban Addison '04 Discusses 'A Harvest of Thorns'   
Streaming Audio

UVA Law graduate Corban Addison discusses his new book, 'A Harvest of Thorns,' which delves into the human rights issues underlying the global consumer economy.


          China Asks U.S. To Cancel Weapons Deal   
China on Friday strongly opposed a plan to sell weapons worth 1.4 billion dollars to Taiwan, and has asked the U.S. to cancel the deal.
          Desert_Punk   
Desert_Punk
A MadMax-esque character I did as painting practice. I based it (Or was rather inspired by) on some stupid looking binocular glasses some infomercial tried to sell me. I usually don't finish these kinds of projects, so I'm glad I actually more or less finished one. The sculpting and blending is a rather enjoyable change of pace over the usual line art I usually do.
          Consignment Auction closing July 6th at Dale Wilch's Man Cave - Kansas City MO - Tuesday June 20th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc   
Auction - Kansas City MO - Tuesday June 20th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc | Selling some nice Stuff this auction Most items in this auction are on display and available this Wednesday evening from 6 9 for you to inspect them If you see an item you are specifically coming to check out please call any weekday to make sure we have it on display atDale Wilch 39 s Man CaveWe want you to come down this Wednesday evening to look over all auction lots and then come down the Wednesday evening after the auction ends and pick up your won lots While you 39 re here take a wal
          Plan your Summit County weekend: Graffiti, chalk art and free live music among this weekend’s highlights   
Chris Robinson Brotherhood consistently sells out venues. Luckily for Summit County, we need not worry about that. The band will play for free in Dillon this Saturday as their second stop on the summer tour. Their show at Belly Up Aspen on Friday — a […]
          A new sheriff is in town - Kansas City MO - Monday June 19th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc   
Auction - Kansas City MO - Monday June 19th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc | There is a new seller running things Everything will be tested for functionality everything is guaranteed to work Friday and Saturday pickups Lot 1537 New closet organizer
          Meet Aisha Formanski, Education Team at Beaducation   

Aisha Formanski, Education Team
Joined Beaducation: 2010
Meet Aisha Formanski, Education Team
Got jewelry tools? Aisha certainly does! As a self-proclaimed addict, she admits wanting to have them all. Having worked in the bead and DIY jewelry industry for over half her life, this native Minnesotan has collected so many tools she lost count on how many she has. Not only is Aisha an accomplished jewelry designer with six months of courses at Revere Academy under her belt, she can also spin her own yarn and knit with it. Pretty talented, eh? You betcha!

From Aisha
I had been working in the DIY industry for quite a while, and was VERY fond of all that Beaducation was doing. I moved to the Bay Area is the fall of 2010, looking to focus on my jewelry. That year when I traveled to Tucson to attend the Gem and Mineral show where I met Kate Richbourg. Kate was the Education Director for Beaducation at the time, and her and I hit it off immediately. I explained that I had just moved to the Bay Area, and she expressed that they were looking for a new hire to assist with the Education Department. I was hired a month later!

The supportive and creative team are my favorite part of working with Beaducation. Lisa Niven Kelly is the most supportive, creative, funny, boss you could ever have.

In the last five years the way people are learning online has changed dramatically. When I came on board we were selling our online classes. A couple of years later we decided to turn them all free. People were turning to Youtube for their online tutorials, and we felt like it was time for us to go free.

Since then it's been fun to get great feedback from our viewers about the quality of our classes, and support them in their creative endeavors. We continue to add classes to our website every year. It's been fun to see what people are interested in learning. It went from PMC, to felting, to seed beading, to wirework, to metalwork, but always come back around to the backbone of Beaducation, metal stamping :) The fact that metal stamping continues to grow is AMAZING!

Five years from now I hope that we continue to support makers all over the world with education and cool products! Also, as Lisa Niven Kelly said at my interview in 2010 when I asked her this very question, "Kickin' ass, and heathy snacks".

FUN FACTS ABOUT THE AISHA WE KNOW & LOVE
Aisha has her own studio to create super cool things and has written her own book, New Directions in Punched Metal Jewelry by Aisha Formanski! She has her very own jewelry line and is really talented. This super healthy, Midwest girl grew up on a commune (that's right!), is a perfectionist, loves turquoise, Cabochons, gem shows, craft shows, metalsmithing, woodworking and yarn.  She often gives a fake name at Starbucks because they rarely pronounce hers correctly. She once sported a pixie hair cut. It was very cute.
          Commercial Building Auction: Freestanding Retail/Office| Independence, MO - Independence MO - Tuesday July 11th, 2017 - Cates Auction and Realty Co., Inc.   
- Independence MO - Tuesday July 11th, 2017 - Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. | Excellent Flexible 8 000sf Building Sells at Auction to the Highest Bidder over 360 000 Last list 950 000 Configured for retail easily converted to medical commercial office Private parking Surrounded by major retail medical and dental offices Easy access to Hwy 291 and I 70 Seller rsquo s reserve only 360 000 Last listed at 950 000 PROPERTY INSPECTIONS TUESDAYS 6 20 amp 6 27 11AM 1PM nbsp 3727 S Bolger Road Independence MO nbsp 64055Excellent Flexible 8 000sf Building Sell
          No Reserve Online Auction: 3 Bedroom Home | Kansas City North, MO - Kansas City MO - Monday June 12th, 2017 - Cates Auction and Realty Co., Inc.   
- Kansas City MO - Monday June 12th, 2017 - Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. | Solid Northland True Ranch Home For Sale at Online Auction Without ReserveNo reserve on this 1 owner 3BR ranch home Work in past years includes kitchen renovation roof in 2006 HVAC in 2012 newer front deck Stone gas fireplace hardwoods fenced yard w shed maint free siding Sells to highest online bidder OPEN HOUSE SUNDAYS 7 2 amp 7 9 2 4PM4921 N Manchester Avenue Kansas City MO 64119No Reserve Online Auction 3 Bedroom Home Kansas City North MOSolid Northland True Ranch Home F
          Consignment Auction closing July 13th at Dale Wilch's Man Cave - Kansas City MO - Monday June 26th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc   
Auction - Kansas City MO - Monday June 26th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc | Selling some nice Stuff this auction Most items in this auction are on display and available this Wednesday evening from 6 9 for you to inspect them If you see an item you are specifically coming to check out please call any weekday to make sure we have it on display atDale Wilch 39 s Man CaveWe want you to come down this Wednesday evening to look over all auction lots and then come down the Wednesday evening after the auction ends and pick up your won lots While you 39 re here take a wal
          "Advancing Justice Through Storytelling," with Author Corban Addison '04   
Streaming Audio

UVA Law graduate Corban Addison is the author of three international best-selling novels, "A Walk Across the Sun," "The Garden of Burning Sand," and "The Tears of Dark Water." An attorney, activist and world traveler, Addison brings attention to human rights crises around the world through


          IronHorse Anzer Peak 20 Mountain Bike Covington   
 This is a nice Purple IronHorse Anzer Peak 20quot Mountain Bike. These sell for 179.99 tax new. Get

          NAR reminds consumers of the ‘American Dream’ in new ad campaign   
Sellers aren't selling, renters aren't buying and the continual pressure of low inventory, booming home prices and economic fears have consumers feeling that the American dream may be moving further and further out of sight. But, the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) new campaign, "Homeownership: We Were Made For This," aims to quell potential buyers' fears and get them on the road to homeownership ...
          Shelby County Land Auction - Leonard MO - Wednesday July 26th, 2017 - United Real Estate Group   
- Leonard MO - Wednesday July 26th, 2017 - United Real Estate Group | 80 Acres Wednesday July 26 bull 6 PMShelby County Land Auction80 plusmn Acres nbsp Wednesday July 26 bull 6 PM nbsp Auction Location Leonard Community Club 155 E Hwy 151 Leonard MO 63451 nbsp As we no longer live in the vicinity and no longer want the responsibility of taking care of our farm we are selling the following at public auction Ray amp Mary Hazelrigg Sellers nbsp Very nice 80 plusmn acres of productive row cropland conveniently located on Hwy M between Bethel and Leo
          Generating business with an all-in-one marketing solution   
You need an all-in-one marketing solution that can help attract, capture, and nurture leads into lifelong clients. With Placester’s unified solution, real estate agents sell 31% more homes than other agents ...
          Callaway County Land Auction - Montgomery City MO - Wednesday July 26th, 2017 - United Real Estate Group   
- Montgomery City MO - Wednesday July 26th, 2017 - United Real Estate Group | 343 Acres 3 Tracts Wednesday July 26 bull 10 AMCallaway County Land Auction343 plusmn Acres bull 3 Tracts nbsp Wednesday July 26 bull 10 AM nbsp Auction Location Knights of Columbus Hall 318 N Sturgeon St Montgomery City MO 63361 nbsp Due to the proximity of this farm to our main headquarters we have decided to sell the following at Public Auction Shelton Family Partnership Seller nbsp nbsp This 343 plusmn acre farm represents good productive tillable land woods and is being o
          Truck and Trailer Auction - Milan MO - Thursday April 27th, 2017 - Purple Wave Auction   
Auction - Milan MO - Thursday April 27th, 2017 - Purple Wave Auction | Auction includes 2 items in MO 1 item in WI 1 item in KSPurple Wave is selling all assets to the highest bidder regardless of price on Thursday July 27 beginning at 10 a m Purple Wave Auction Straight Simple Sold r 2006 Utility
          Funko Announce New Exclusives for @D23Expo 2017!   
D23 Expo 2017 is July 14-16 in Anaheim, and we are so excited to attend for the first time! Come visit us at our Disney Treasures booth in Hall B! We’ll be selling past boxes and offering new subscriptions – more details to come! D23 Expo Disney Store Exclusives In addition, look for five special...
           U.S. farmers running out of opportunities to sell corn at profit    
By Mark WeinraubWASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - U.S. farmers who have been holding out for higher prices for their corn may finally sell their grain below...
          Friday 6/30 Insider Buying Report: UCFC, TDY   
As the saying goes, there are many possible reasons for an insider to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy -- they expect to make money. So let's look at two noteworthy recent insider buys.
          El hombre que puso su propio rostro en billetes estadounidenses emitidos durante la Guerra de Secesión   
Con el comienzo de la Guerra de Secesión el 12 de abril de 1861 se produjo un hecho que suele ser habitual en caso de conflictos bélicos, o por lo menos lo era hasta que las monedas dejaron de fabricarse con metales valiosos. Me refiero a la acumulación de monedas en previsión de tiempos difíciles, […]
          Don't Entirely Trust the Car Dealer? Go to Cars.com Before You Purchase!    
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



When it's time to buy a new (or used!) car, you want to have your facts straight. Once you've narrowed it down to the few choices you like and might want to test drive (or perhaps you can use it as a tool to be able to narrow it down), head on over to Cars.com and access their written and video reviews to get the good, bad and in-between from people who have actually driven them.




Utilizing this tool not only helps save time, but it also can provide you with information that is important to you that you might not have thought of ahead of time. Don't trust the car salesman entirely? Believe me, I understand, and while I know they make their living by selling, which I totally get, that also can mean they have their own best interest at heart (making a sale) over yours (getting the best price for a car you will love). Prime example, when I got my new car, I was 'puppy-dogged' by the salesman as one of my grown sons told me, and given a car to drive home for the night that looked like the one I wanted, but really was the next upgraded version of it, and a lot more expensive. Though that same son went in with me and got me the real car I wanted, for a much better price than I would have gotten it for sure, I wish just the same that I had researched the two versions of the car on Cars.com before purchasing, and maybe even a different, similar car or two as well.

Why do I say that? Well, for starters I wanted to get the most 'bare bones' version of the car that I could, thinking in terms of money, of course. One thing I opted for was manual windows (I didn't even know they made them anymore!). I thought, 'meh, no big deal, so I have to roll my window up and down myself. It'll be worth it in the long run.' Okay, after owning the car for a bit now, I've found that paying extra for the power windows might have been a better choice. Florida gets hot, and I neglected to take into consideration that if I wanted to roll down the windows while driving, that reaching the passenger side in the front would be difficult while moving, and reaching the rear windows, would be impossible. That leaves one window I can control while driving. Not convenient. And so I run the air constantly while in the car. Not something I always want to do, but it is what it is, and it's definitely better than roasting (which you would do if only one window was open).


On a video review of Cars.com it's highly likely that would have been discussed or that during the review itself, it would have dawned on me. I am a visual learner, and seeing things happening on the screen give me more aha moments than just reading or thinking about one avenue of a purchase (in my case, bottom line price). Don't get me wrong, I love my car and am grateful to have it, I just wish I'd have done a bit more research on what would be a more perfect fit for us, before I'd signed on that dotted line.

The Jetta can't match the Civic's ample front cabin storage, offering a just-adequate device tray and a small center console bin. -Cars.com

That's just one small example of how Cars.com can be of assistance to you. In addition to the Videos & Review feature, you also get genuine (not at all sugar-coated) reviews of the cars you might be interested in buying. For example, when researching the Volkswagon Jetta it compares it in some areas to a similar type of vehicle, the Honda Civic. That's a gem to me, because when I know the type of car I want, understanding the differences between the ones I like is a big deal when it comes to investing time to test drive, and ultimately make a purchase. Cars.com reviews the big things (like engine and performance) all the way down to the smaller but still important things, like console space.

Future Vehicle Goal. I love this truck!
This is a great feature too, because it may introduce to you a similar car or truck you had not yet considered but could end up loving. For me, the reviews on the  F-150 (a beauty of a truck in its own right) led to me reading reviews on the Nissan Titan. I wouldn't have thought to read the latter if not perusing Cars.com. Now I know that the Titan has a lot of features I really do love, and have put it as a direct contender to the Ford I was originally researching. The improvements made with the latest model are intriguing to say the least.


PLUS there are pictures galore!!! I know when I'm looking online before going to the dealer, that the more pictures I can see of the vehicle, both of the interior and exterior, the better. The Kia Sorento is a good looking SUV, but the photos showing the cargo size leave me a bit weary. We like to travel and we need space for our suitcases, and whatever else it is we might be bringing along. Not to mention we need room for people. The Ford Explorer with it's extra seating and ample storage space in the back looks like it might be a better choice for us.


If you're looking to buy, or will be soon, or you'd simply like to see what's being said about the make and model of car you're driving, Cars.com is the place to go. I've never seen a more comprehensive, completely unbiased site. It's now tagged in my favorites and will be my go-to site I'm sure, for may years to come.


Ready to learn more? Head on over to the website and take a peek for yourself. You can also follow them on Facebook, G+Twitter and/or YouTube. You can also search social media with the hastag: #CarsCom


          Estate Auction - Cassville MO - Saturday July 8th, 2017 - Stumpff's Realty and Auction Service   
- Cassville MO - Saturday July 8th, 2017 - Stumpff's Realty & Auction Service | EstateAuctionSaturdayJuly 8th 147 2017 148 nbsp 10 00 AMLocation Cassville MO From nbsp Main Street atFastrip go West on 1st Street 5 10 mile to auction Or from Hwy 37at Walmart go East on 1st Street 3 10 mile to auction Sellin EstateAuctionSaturdayJuly 8th 147 2017 148 nbsp 10 00 AMLocation Cassville MO From nbsp Main Street atFastrip go West on 1st Street 5 10 mile to auction Or from Hwy 37at Walmart go East on 1st Street 3 10 mile to auction SellingReal Estate at 10 00 AM REAL
          IWM, SYG: Big ETF Outflows   
Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM), where 9,350,000 units were destroyed, or a 3.3% decrease week over week. Among the largest underlying components of IWM, in morning trading today Kite Pharma (KITE) is down about 0.6%, and Gramercy Property Trust (GPT) is lower by about 0.7%.
          Commercial Building Auction: Freestanding Retail/Office - Independence MO - Tuesday July 11th, 2017 - Cates Auction and Realty Co., Inc.   
Auction - Independence MO - Tuesday July 11th, 2017 - Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. | Excellent Flexible 8 000sf Building Sells at Auction to the Highest Bidder over 360 000 Last list 950 000 Configured for retail easily converted to medical commercial office Private parking Surrounded by major retail medical and dental offices Easy access to Hwy 291 and I 70 Seller s reserve only 360 000 Last listed at 950 000
          No Reserve Online Auction: 3 Bedroom Home KC North - Kansas City MO - Wednesday July 12th, 2017 - Cates Auction and Realty Co., Inc.   
Online Auction - Kansas City MO - Wednesday July 12th, 2017 - Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. | No reserve on this 1 owner 3BR ranch home Work in past years includes kitchen renovation roof in 2006 HVAC in 2012 newer front deck Stone gas fireplace hardwoods fenced yard w shed maint free siding Sells to highest online bidder
          Sello entintado con texto    
Sello entintado con el texto. Tengo 3 modelo; duplicado.... Conforme... Y cobrado. 1 a 5 € los 3 sellos 10 €
          small landscape company - St. Louis mo - Friday June 30th, 2017 - BCL Auction: Bill Cockrum Liquidations, LLC   
- St. Louis mo - Friday June 30th, 2017 - BCL Auction: Bill Cockrum Liquidations, LLC | small landscape companyAuction begins 06 30 2017 11 00 nbsp Go to AuctionFeatured Items 2004 Ford F 250 Pickup Truck VIN 3FTNF20L14MA01350 Mileage 132 XXX Body Type 2 Door Cab Regular Drive Line RWD Fuel Type Gasoline Horsepower 235 260HP VIN 3FTNF20L14MA01350 Features and Notes W clear title Runs check engine light is on nbsp W Tommy Lift Gate Bed Liner and Ladder Rack nbsp Rust Damage to rear quarter panels on wheel wells Seller states lift gate is in working order
          Online Only Farm Equipment, Tools and More Auction - Poplar Bluff MO - Wednesday June 7th, 2017 - United Country Birdsong Auction and Real Estate Group, LLC   
Online Auction - Poplar Bluff MO - Wednesday June 7th, 2017 - United Country Birdsong Auction and Real Estate Group, LLC | Online Only Farm Equipment Tools More Estate Auction2111 CR 484Poplar Bluff MOSeller Davis Estate Items Being Added Daily Check Catalog Often Lot 1a
          Lake Home Online Auction: 4+ Bedroom Lakefront Home and Dock - Climax Springs MO - Thursday July 27th, 2017 - Cates Auction and Realty Co., Inc.   
Online Auction - Climax Springs MO - Thursday July 27th, 2017 - Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. | Lake living at its best Spacious home on gorgeous lakefront lot for sale at online auction Never before offered MM46 Plenty of space for living and entertaining with 4 bedrooms 5 baths great room family room sun room w wet bar bonus rooms Huge deck with lower patios 2 well dock with lifts swim platform and PWC floats Will sell to the highest acceptable online bidder Online bidding ends 7 27
          Manic Monday   

One Stop CRM Shopping Fails Manufacturers and Distributors

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/24/2007 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation, "Today's industrial sales environment is characterized by intense competition, strategic sourcing contracts, online auctions, customer pressure for self-service, and the ongoing debate over fee-based services. To thrive in this environment, industrial distributors and manufacturers need more than leading technology or efficient warehouses to achieve long-term growth."

Leading industrial organizations are looking outside their four walls to their customers for growth ideas. By leveraging the voice of the customer, these organizations achieve a competitive advantage in redefining sales and marketing, the all-important customer-facing portion of their operations.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers sell more, more effectively, Commence Corporation has developed this compendium of more than 40 smart practices in industrial selling, culled from interviews with leading executives within high-growth companies, and building on a comprehensive review of published perspectives on smart industrial selling.

Entitled "Smart Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results", this compendium focuses on the three key elements of a successful industrial sales effort: marketing strategy, sales management, and sales optimization through technology.

To learn more about industrial CRM for manufacturers and distributors interested organizations are directed to http://www.commence.com/MDCRM.asp, which offer a wealth of information about the subject as well as the ability to request the guide.

Commence Corporation knows that the information technology investments of sales departments are often wasted due to failed implementations. This study focuses on the keys to successful industrial selling, all of which can be enhanced with proper application of technology. Based on extensive experience, Commence Corporation believes that the only path to success is to first develop consistent marketing and sales processes, then utilize these processes in a disciplined manner reinforced by dynamic training and carried forward through effective coaching.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-11648.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler Profiles Commence CRM Leader   

Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler Profiles Commence CRM Leader

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/31/2007 -- Commence offers lean industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems allow businesses to capture, track, and manage vital customer information. The explosive growth of CRM technology has attracted numerous companies, however the industry has been plagued by vendors offering overly complex solutions to solve basic business problems. "This has resulted in a low adoption rate and failed customer expectations" says Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation. "The concern of most businesses today is not the lack of technology, but rather how they can leverage technology to improve their internal processes and ultimately their bottom line."

For the past ten years the role of maximizing lifetime value of customers has dramatically changed with the implementation and utilization of CRM. Generic CRM solutions have failed, and core issues of leveraging technology to improve internal processes and ultimately the bottom line, are still at the forefront of the CRM efficacy discussion. Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation, a leading CRM provider, is the software executive profiled in The Software Professional Journal by manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler. The entire feature can be read at http://www.softwareprofessionalpeople.com/article1.htm.

Caretsky's company has been providing software solutions to growing businesses for seventeen years and has witnessed all the trends in CRM. With this vast experience, Caretsky discovered long ago that rapidly deployable, cost effective solutions were the only way for customers to quickly and affordably reap the benefits of their investment.

Few CRM firms have taken the unique approach to meeting the key objectives businesses by streamlining internal business processes, improving sales processes, and delighting customers. Caretsky refers to this proven implementation methodology as S.T.E.P., the System Technology Execution Process. S.T.E.P begins with the fundamental knowledge that most customers must first deal with the problem of data capture, data consolidation and data management. Typically, vital customer data is spread throughout the organization in contact managers, back office systems and spreadsheets. Employees spend a significant amount of time trying to determine where or who in the organization has the information they need to address customer inquiries. The inability to gain access to a complete customer profile only serves to rob people of precious time that should be spent selling to or servicing customers. Management is clearly aware of this and they realize that in order to become a more efficient sales and service organization they must get the right information in the hands of the right people at the right time.

"Many companies are entering the CRM market with generic solutions designed under a one-size fits all approach," says Caretsky. "Their business model is to try and sell the same solution to as many companies as possible regardless of the industry their in. This may have worked ten years ago, but it won't today. You simply cannot expect to sell your solution to a bank then walk across the street and sell it to an insurance company. You have to respect the complexity of their businesses and be prepared to understand and address their unique business requirements."

Commence has taken a unique approach to meeting these objectives beginning with the fundamental knowledge that most small to mid-size manufacturers and distributors must first address the problem of data capture, data consolidation and data sharing. The issue they face is that vital customer information is spread throughout their organization in contact managers, back office systems and excel spreadsheets and is often difficult to attain. Employees spend a significant amount of time trying to determine where or who in the organization has the information they need to address customer inquiries. This robs sales and service people of precious time during their day.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-10329.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence CEO Caretsky Shares Change Management Plan for Distributors   

Commence CEO Caretsky Shares Change Management Plan for Distributors

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/30/2007 -- One of the best ways that industrial organizations have found to make sure implementations "stick" is to have the management involved. When sales training is reinforced by management, the sales skills taught during training produced a 15% permanent increase in productivity.

Management needs to be involved in more than a cosmetic fashion. A senior member of the management team needs to attend the training, and this same manager should inspect the sales activities for a period of time to make sure they continuously are consistent with the new sales skills introduced during the training.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg/), "By implementing a formalized sales process, distributors and manufacturers are fundamentally changing the way people do their jobs on a daily basis. There will be natural resistance." Caretsky suggests to develop a lean change management plan, the following questions should be answered:

• What motivation do sales people have to use the new system?
• What potential barriers are there to implementation?
• How can I overcome those barriers?
• How will I know if the implementation is successful?
• What do I expect during the transition?
• Who can people go to if they have questions?

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-10207.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Customer Relationship Management Leader Larry Caretsky Profiled   

Customer Relationship Management Leader Larry Caretsky Profiled

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/19/2006 -- For the past ten years the role of maximizing lifetime value of customers has dramatically changed with the implementation and utilization of CRM. Generic CRM solutions have failed, and core issues of leveraging technology to improve internal processes and ultimately the bottom line, are still at the forefront of the CRM efficacy discussion. Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation, a leading CRM provider, is the software executive profiled in The Software Professional Journal by manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler. The entire feature can be read at http://www.softwareprofessionalpeople.com/article1.htm.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems allow businesses to capture, track, and manage vital customer information. The explosive growth of CRM technology has attracted numerous companies, however the industry has been plagued by vendors offering overly complex solutions to solve basic business problems. "This has resulted in a low adoption rate and failed customer expectations" says Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation. "The concern of most businesses today is not the lack of technology, but rather how they can leverage technology to improve their internal processes and ultimately their bottom line."

Caretsky's company has been providing software solutions to growing businesses for seventeen years and has witnessed all the trends in CRM. With this vast experience, Caretsky discovered long ago that rapidly deployable, cost effective solutions were the only way for customers to quickly and affordably reap the benefits of their investment.

Few CRM firms have taken the unique approach to meeting the key objectives businesses by streamlining internal business processes, improving sales processes, and delighting customers. Caretsky refers to this proven implementation methodology as S.T.E.P., the System Technology Execution Process. S.T.E.P begins with the fundamental knowledge that most customers must first deal with the problem of data capture, data consolidation and data management. Typically, vital customer data is spread throughout the organization in contact managers, back office systems and spreadsheets. Employees spend a significant amount of time trying to determine where or who in the organization has the information they need to address customer inquiries. The inability to gain access to a complete customer profile only serves to rob people of precious time that should be spent selling to or servicing customers. Management is clearly aware of this and they realize that in order to become a more efficient sales and service organization they must get the right information in the hands of the right people at the right time.

"Many companies are entering the CRM market with generic solutions designed under a one-size fits all approach," says Caretsky. "Their business model is to try and sell the same solution to as many companies as possible regardless of the industry their in. This may have worked ten years ago, but it won't today. You simply cannot expect to sell your solution to a bank then walk across the street and sell it to an insurance company. You have to respect the complexity of their businesses and be prepared to understand and address their unique business requirements."

Commence has taken a unique approach to meeting these objectives beginning with the fundamental knowledge that most small to mid-size manufacturers and distributors must first address the problem of data capture, data consolidation and data sharing. The issue they face is that vital customer information is spread throughout their organization in contact managers, back office systems and excel spreadsheets and is often difficult to attain. Employees spend a significant amount of time trying to determine where or who in the organization has the information they need to address customer inquiries. This robs sales and service people of precious time during their day.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9654.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by leading Manufacturing Journalist   

Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by leading Manufacturing Journalist

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/14/2006 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "There is rarely one central database of customer information that can be accessed and shared among the people who need it to efficiently do their jobs. As a result, acting less like a team, these people act independently when conducting business and are far less effective.

Caretsky, noted in the feature article that "CEOs of these companies often share how their new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system provides them all the information they need, but fail to recognize that ERP systems provide information after the sale, not before or during the sales process. ERP systems provide no value for improving the efficiency of how to sell and service customers. This is one reason that forecast reports are always inaccurate."

According to Thomas R. Cutler, Manufacturing Journalist in a recent issue of Industrial Focus, "The foundation of any quality sales organization starts with the implementation and management of a sales process. These are the steps required by the sales representative to move the prospect from the initial introduction stage to the closing stage. Few industrial CRM systems provide manufacturers with a structured proven sales process or methodology for evaluating and managing each stage of the sales cycle. A pro-active approach to managing the sales process allows the sales manager to monitor and provide guidance during the cycle, as well as help sales representatives focus on the best opportunities." The article may be read in its entirety at http://www.trcutlerinc.com/54-55.pdf.

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

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9644.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Industrial CRM Is Not Generic CRM   

Industrial CRM Is Not Generic CRM

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/18/2006 -- Commence offers lean industrial companies complete Freedom Of Choice to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

Unlike generic CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software solutions, The Commence Contact Management module is designed to increase employee productivity by enabling them to capture, track, manage and share all client specific or prospect specific information. The information is stored in a single unified database where is it immediately accessible to all authorized employees without having to move from system to system. This results in a manufacturer's ability to significantly improve the process of marketing, selling and servicing customers.

Key Features according the Commence President & CEO, Larry Caretsky, include the following:

• Account/Contact Management Capture, manage and share a complete account and contact
• profile including history with others throughout the organization.
• Calendar & Activity Management (Notes, History, Attachments)

Synchronize calendars and address books, manage activity remotely. (personal & groups)

• Time Management View pending appointments and to-dos by due date and action type. Receive reminders when appointments and to-dos are due.
• Advanced Desktop Integration MS Outlook/Word/Excel Utilize desktop tools to help manage your daily business, e-mails, e-mail logging, letter templates, proposals, quotes and contracts.
• Activity Tracking Associate all correspondence including, calls, meetings, emails, and service history with the account, contact and responsible employee.
• File Attachments Track external documents and files associated with an account, contact, opportunity, and service ticket.
• Mail merges /Letter Templates Create email, printed, or fax mailings to select contacts or a list of accounts.
• Business Process Automation Automate specific business task and functions based on selected criteria.
• Business Alerts/Alarms/Notification Automatically receive notification when specific business conditions are met.
• Mobile Stay in touch and manage activity while away from the office. Synchronize and work off-line.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9653.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Industrial CRM by Commence Spells out Competitive Advantages   

Industrial CRM by Commence Spells out Competitive Advantages

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/01/2006 -- Key Industrial CRM features according the Commence President & CEO, Larry Caretsky, include the following:

Account/Contact Management Capture, manage and share a complete account and contact profile including history with others throughout the organization.

Calendar & Activity Management (Notes, History, Attachments) Synchronize calendars and address books, manage activity remotely. (personal & groups)

Time Management View pending appointments and to-dos by due date and action type. Receive reminders when appointments and to-dos are due.

Advanced Desktop Integration MS Outlook/Word/Excel Utilize desktop tools to help manage your daily business, e-mails, e-mail logging, letter templates, proposals, quotes and contracts.

Activity Tracking Associate all correspondence including, calls, meetings, emails, and service history with the account, contact and responsible employee.

File Attachments Track external documents and files associated with an account, contact, opportunity, and service ticket.

Mail merges /Letter Templates Create email, printed, or fax mailings to select contacts or a list of accounts.

Business Process Automation Automate specific business task and functions based on selected criteria.

Business Alerts/Alarms/Notification Automatically receive notification when specific business conditions are met.

Mobile Stay in touch and manage activity while away from the office.

Synchronize and work off-line.
Unlike generic CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software solutions, The Commence Contact Management module is designed to increase employee productivity by enabling them to capture, track, manage and share all client specific or prospect specific information. The information is stored in a single unified database where it is immediately accessible to all authorized employees without having to move from system to system. This results in a manufacturer's ability to significantly improve the process of marketing, selling and servicing customers.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9408.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist Thomas R. Cutler   

Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist Thomas R. Cutler

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/29/2006 -- According to Thomas R. Cutler, Manufacturing Journalist in a recent issue of Industrial Focus, "The foundation of any quality sales organization starts with the implementation and management of a sales process. These are the steps required by the sales representative to move the prospect from the initial introduction stage to the closing stage. Few industrial CRM systems provide manufacturers with a structured proven sales process or methodology for evaluating and managing each stage of the sales cycle. A pro-active approach to managing the sales process allows the sales manager to monitor and provide guidance during the cycle, as well as help sales representatives focus on the best opportunities." The article may be read in its entirety at http://www.trcutlerinc.com/54-55.pdf.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "There is rarely one central database of customer information that can be accessed and shared among the people who need it to efficiently do their jobs. As a result, acting less like a team, these people act independently when conducting business and are far less effective.

Caretsky, noted in the feature article that "CEOs of these companies often share how their new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system provides them all the information they need, but fail to recognize that ERP systems provide information after the sale, not before or during the sales process. ERP systems provide no value for improving the efficiency of how to sell and service customers. This is one reason that forecast reports are always inaccurate."

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

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9346.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


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          Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler in Manufacturing & Logistics IT   

Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler in Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/27/2006 -- According to Thomas R. Cutler, Manufacturing Journalist, in a recent issue of Manufacturing and Logistics IT, Industrial CRM is experiencing huge growth. The article may be read in its entirety at http://www.logisticsit.com/absolutenm/templates/article-manufacturing.aspx?articleid=2428&zoneid=2.

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

According to Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation, "CRM for manufacturers must streamline sales processes by ensuring sales opportunities are tracked and closed consistently and efficiently with customizable workflow rules that automate stages in the selling process." As part of the lean manufacturing initiative, effective industrial CRM solutions will reduce errors by creating and modifying accurate quotes for prospects and existing clients using a full-featured product catalog that supports complex pricing levels, units of measure and discounts. The technology must allow quotes to be converted to orders, as well as modifying and saving orders until they are ready to be billed as invoices.

Caretsky suggested that another advantage of sector specific CRM is, "The ability improve demand management with sales pipeline visibility allows manufacturers to implement a sales forecasting process that delivers objective insights on sales activity, rather than subjective guessing."

Decreased client response times are also achieved when there is heightened visibility to manufacturing order status, inventory quantities, and current pricing; this empowers customer service staff with critical customer information.

Aftermarket sales are driving significant industrial CRM technology solutions because manufacturers recognize the value-added profit opportunities available with increased service and aftermarket sales. Only when the minutia of industrial customers' content is detailed in a CRM system can aftermarket sales opportunities be effectively exploited.
Understanding the idiosyncratic nature of manufacturing processes, industrial enterprises, and lean manufacturing principles mandates that CRM technology solutions recognize these unique sector traits to realize optimal benefits.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9331.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Lean Industrial CRM Teaches Methods to Avoid Dirty Data   

Commence Lean Industrial CRM Teaches Methods to Avoid Dirty Data

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/22/2006 -- In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "One of the most important things you can do when you decide to automate sales is to have one person responsible for the administration of your database. Unless you have a particularly business savvy IT department with hours to spare, you should probably look for an employee within your marketing and sales team. This person would maintain the data quality, reviewing new data that your team enters, and adjusting it as necessary. These people typically become experts at other valuable skills, such as creating reports, making minor customizations, and can be great at training new employees to use the system."

Caretsky suggests that Lean CRM is has many important variables. "With unreliable data, industrial distributors and manufacturers have reported they were unable to reap most of the benefits of a sales and marketing database. Salespeople will quickly realize the data is inaccurate, and revert to old habits to make sure they have the information they need to service customers. Another potential downfall is reduced customer service. The last thing you want is for customers to feel like you don't know them, especially if you've been doing business with them for years. But this is exactly what can happen if customer data is entered incorrectly, out of date, or mismanaged. This is problem is exacerbated by the prevalence of legacy systems in industrial organizations with decades of "dirty data". "

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9095.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


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Forget high fashion models, this catwalk was graced by a WW2 veteran, Big Issue seller and a 4-day-old baby...


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          Informing Business Decisions with Lean CRM   

Informing Business Decisions with Lean CRM

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/08/2006 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "Analyze and review the data to inform business decisions is critical for Industrial executives. It is one of the most valuable parts of lean CRM sales automation system is the data accumulated after a few months of use."

To mine this data, smart industrial distributors and manufacturers have followed these steps.

1. Identify the business problem.
2. Mine data to transform data into actionable information.
3. Act on the information.
4. Measure the results.

Caretsky cites an example: A sales manager at an electrical distributor instinctively knew that some customers were getting too much service based on their volume of annual sales. To verify his gut feeling, he mined data in his sales and marketing database to see the number of quotes, calls, and service tickets for each customer and compared it to the total volume of sales in the previous 12 months. A list of 25 customers were obviously taking a lot of the sales team's effort, but delivering comparably little revenue. The sales manager then worked with each account's sales rep to come up with a plan to either increase the revenue from these customers or reduce the time spent servicing them. After 3 months of their efforts, he reviewed the data, and found that significant profitability improvements had been made.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9010.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Manufacturers Admit Need for Sales Process   

Manufacturers Admit Need for Sales Process

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/06/2006 -- Commence offers industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./) "Countless experts and industrial executives have discussed the reasons for the recent changes in industrial sales – increased price pressure, global competition, and reverse auctions, to name a few. Some blame the Internet and its wealth of information, others blame cheap labor and the associated exodus to China and other countries. Instead of focusing on blame, the smartest industrial distributors and manufacturers view the current climate as a business challenge and focus on how to remedy the problem. And the solution is clear to leading industrial distributors and manufacturers, industrial consultants, and sales trainers: get a sales process."

Industrial distributors and manufacturers are not strangers to processes, reengineering, and systems. Plants and warehouses could not operate profitably without them. Manufacturers would not let accounting and purchasing departments improvise. Caretsky insists, "The more important and complex the task, the more likely that the effective principles and processes for successfully completing that task have been defined and codified. Yet, few have systematized their sales departments. Eighty-eight percent of distributor respondents to The Growth Portfolio Study, conducted by Sales Effectiveness Inc. and the YPS Group, do not have a documented, formal sales process. "

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-8996.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Lean Industrial CRM Data Integration Lean by Commence Corporation   

Lean Industrial CRM Data Integration Lean by Commence Corporation

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/23/2006 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "Integration is a word many vendors are afraid of, and with good reason if their software can't support it. But industrial distributors and manufacturers need to carefully think about integration before they write it off as a "nice-to-have". Depending on your functional requirements, integration may be a necessity."

There are two main kinds of integration to consider: back-end and contact management. If manufacturers choose to integrate sales and marketing database with back-end accounting, ERP, or manufacturing software, then the ability to provide the sales team with a complete view of the customer, potentially including order history, pricing requests, and ship dates. Integration can also significantly help with quote entry, follow-up, and tracking. By increasing the availability of product and pricing information, important tools are given to an industrial sales force to serve customers while gaining efficiencies. Once a manufacturers has a significant volume of reliable data, it can start to feed the data entered in the sales system to the back-end system to facilitate improved purchasing and manufacturing forecasting.

Caretsky suggests that Lean CRM is has many important variables. "If you choose to integrate contact management, then all relevant contact-related data, including calendar, will be available in software such as Microsoft Outlook and able to synchronize to the sales team's PDAs or Pocket PCs. The main driver behind contact management integration is to make sure users don't have to type the same piece of data more than once, an obvious waste of time, and something that most sales people are unlikely to actually do. "

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-8736.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Lean Industrial Selling Results Offered by Commence   

Lean Industrial Selling Results Offered by Commence

Tinton Falls, New Jersey -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/22/2006 -- Four key elements – marketing, selling, sales management, sales automation - are touted as the key to a "high-performance sales culture". All four are critical to success, and therefore all four are addressed in this compendium including specific examples of smart practices from twelve of leading industrial distributors and manufacturers.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./) "In order to thrive in today's industrial environment, characterized by intense competition, strategic sourcing contracts, customers' pressuring for self-service, and the ongoing debate on fee-based services, industrial distributors and manufacturers need more than leading technological products or an efficient warehouse or plant to achieve long-term growth. Leading industrial organizations are looking outside of their four walls to the customer for growth ideas. Differentiating sales and marketing, the business customer-facing part of any company, is viewed as the way to achieve a competitive advantage. "

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

Commence Corporation
www.commence.com/mfg/
Larry Caretsky
Marketing@commence.com
732-380-9100

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-8203.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Corporation Profiles Lean Change Management Plan   

Commence Corporation Profiles Lean Change Management Plan

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/18/2006 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "By implementing a formalized sales process, distributors and manufacturers are fundamentally changing the way people do their jobs on a daily basis. There will be natural resistance." Caretsky suggests to develop a lean change management plan; the following questions should be answered:

• What motivation do sales people have to use the new system?
• What potential barriers are there to implementation?
• How can I overcome those barriers?
• How will I know if the implementation is successful?
• What do I expect during the transition?
• Who can people go to if they have questions?

One of the best ways that industrial organizations have found to make sure implementations "stick" is to have the management involved. When sales training is reinforced by management, the sales skills taught during training produced a 15% permanent increase in productivity.

Management needs to be involved in more than a cosmetic fashion. A senior member of the management team needs to attend the training, and this same manager should inspect the sales activities for a period of time to make sure they continuously are consistent with the new sales skills introduced during the training.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-8147.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


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The NBA free agency period begins tonight at 11:01 p.m. CT (12:01 a.m. ET). Russell Westbrook will officially be eligible to sign his “super max” extension, but what about everything else? There are a
          Episode 112: You Killed Daddy!   

Episode 112. Aloha! James Mane and Russell Kealoha are back for another episode of Hawaii’s only Comedy Podcast, Guys With Issues! This week we give [...]

The post Episode 112: You Killed Daddy! appeared first on Mars Comedy.


          Superdrug is the first retail store to sell the morning after pill   

And it's way cheaper than it has been before...


By: Alice Howarth

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          albash82 on "FS - Santa Cruz Hightower CC XL X01 Eagle, Sriracha Red"   

Selling my Hightower bought new in October '16.

I ran it with some different components, so i've stated the parts that are hardly, or not used at all.

Frame: XL CC Hightower, Red. Invisiframe'd, has a few little scuffs in the wrap, mainly near the LH crank on the downtube, this is a bubble-patch in the Invisi. A little chip in the paint on chainstay & on the seat-tube, I carelessly fitted a bottle cage & the bottle rubbed a little circle in the paint. General light scratches etc..
Fork: Pike RCT3 140mm Boost. **Brand new (I used a different fork).
Shock: Monarch RT3 - Only lightly used (3 rides) - I used a different shock.
Bar - Santa Cruz Carbon Riser 35 dia, 800mm. Few scratches.
Stem - Burgtec Enduro 35 dia, 50mm - **Brand new (I ran my old Chromag).
Headset - Hope, new bearings just fitted.
Grips - SC Palmdale Black **Brand new (I ran something else).
Wheels - Hope Pro 4 / WTB i-29 Asym - Have scratches and scrapes, but are true. Set up tubeless with new sealant
Tyres - Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.3 3C/DHR II 2C TR (**2C is brand new, 3C is very lightly used & I know the photos show 3C on the back, I'll swap).
Groupset - X01 Eagle - Rear mech has a few scratches, but is straight. Gears shift perfect (new cable). SRAM carbon cranks are only lightly used, as I ran my old RF cranks for most of the time. Chain & cassette have lots of life left.
SRAM Guide RSC 180/180. Levers have a few scratches
Seatpost - Reverb Stealth 170mm.
Seat - WTB Volt - **Brand new.

Overall, as the pics show, it's a great looking, top level bike in almost A1 condition.
I'm asking £4500 ono (RRP £5699)














          bluemoon1981 on "Cotic Solaris max frame, headset, bb for sale"   

bluemoon1981 - Member
Hi
Due to other commitments I'm selling my 3 month old Cotic Solaris max frame
It's black with orange and it's a size m
Had m3 protection put on so frame is like nearly new.
Comes with cane creek headset, shimano bb, orange Hope seat clamp and original receipt.
Can sell a brand new orange Hope headset for it for £50 extra
Looking at 499 including free delivery.
Email me at cki8000@yahoo.com for photos

Thanks


          Re: Stumptown Comics Fest   
Comic book fans and Mercury readers -

As a co-creator of the comic currently causing so much ruckus on this website, I have no obligation to explain or justify any of the content that you find so objectionable, but as a friend of Carolyn Main and Alison Hallet, I do in fact feel the need to jump into this conversation. Alison approached Carol and I to make this comic because she knows of Carolyn's deep-rooted connection to the Stumptown event itself (you have no doubtedly seen her handing out awards to all of you professionals in past years), and our love of independent comics. We were honored that she came to us to do this feature, and excited about including as many references to our favorite characters and artists that we possibly could, while still making something that was entertaining and self-contained as a story. We went through a lot of ideas, and the one that jumped out at us as being the most fun to make was the one where all of the comics came to life and fought some unkown enemy, as it would make for a lot of unique pairings and give us lot of room to show off the character designs of our favorite artists and comic creators. However, we were in no way interested in giving all of these artists visual handjobs - we buy their books, we promote their work among our circle of friends, they have our support - so we thought instead of blowing kisses up their skirts that we would make harmless little jokes at their expense, some of them a tad meaner than others, but all of it out of respect. For example, the meanest joke in the piece is made at Jeffrey Brown, and I personally am big fan of his work and own all of his books. I love Jeffrey Brown, all three of us do, which is why Carolyn and I mention his name and give him his own panel that he shares with Nicole Georges and Greg "Clutch McBasterd," two more journal comic artists (local) that we love to pieces. You should also know that the second panel in the comic, the one about Craig Thompson, originally contained the line, "Blankets... how appropriate, all the damn thing did was lull me to sleep," a line that was cut to apparently protect you, the reader, from what most consider mild snarkiness (now that I've whitnessed all this hubub over nothing, I can see why it was cut). This is what we call a joke, people. You can say it's dumb, or cheap, or too easy, but I think it's funny, and what makes it even funnier to me, is how much I love that book. I have purchased Blankets three seperate times in my life but don't own a copy, because I keep giving it away to friends who need it. That's how much that book means to me. I give it to people I care about when they are in a bad place emotionally. If Craig Thompson sees this, and is offended by this joke we made, well then fuck Craig Thompson. As much as I like his work, if he can not take a joke, and if his fans can not take a joke, then I want nothing to do with any of them. He's famous, he sells lots of books, I've bought three of them at twenty-nine bucks a pop - I think I've paid the price to make a joke, and one would think the boy could handle it.

Through the process of making this comic, Alison Hallet was very supportive of both Carolyn and me, and clearly understood what we were going for. She knows where we are coming from and gets the joke of the piece, and she believed, as we all did, that the general audience would see through the schtick and recognize how much we like, respect, and care about comics. Our first draft of the story was 32 panels, and it had a lot more references, positive and "negative", and made more sense as a story, but we had to cut it down for space. It was out of our hands, there was no more space to give us, and because of that none of us could publish the comic we wanted to publish the way we wanted to publish it. Carol and I even turned in an alternate comic to try and eliminate the problems with sizing, but it just didn't have the same zip (and believe it or not it was even "meaner" than what's in the paper now, but you must remember, this is when we assumed that the Portland comics crowd had a sense of humor). So with no other options, the three of us took a hatchet to our original comic and ended up with what is displayed before you. Not our best work - it says "Words by Riley Michael Parker" but that is hardly even the case anymore - but considering our limitations, I feel like we did a swell job (and there were MANY limitations, in size, content, et cetera, from sources outside of mine, Carolyn's, and even Alison's control). Now I'm not about to get it tattooed on my back or anything, but I am proud of the comic, and everyone involved with it, and feel no need to apologize to anyone about its content or tone. It could have been better, but that could be said about just about everything. And here we are.

Also, it's pretty. Carol did a fine job with her line work - Fone Bone looks like Fone Bone, Boilerplate looks like Boilerplate - and they all fit together fairly well. I noticed that some of the people leaving rude comments about our comic are other comic people who already don't get along with Carolyn and/or me for other reasons, and that just cracks me up. The Mercury didn't ask you, they asked us. You don't like our comic, we don't like yours, or you, and that's why you didn't end up in one of our panels. Get over yourselves. Move on.

And keep the insults coming, if that's what you feel you need to do. We have a sense of humor and can laugh it all off, and we all know internet fanboys have nothing better to do, which is how you became internet fanboys in the first place. We know our intentions with the comic, the respect that we hold for the industry and for the creative people working within the medium, and we stand by our work. My only regret is that we cut most of the "mean" jokes from the final product, as I now wish we would have left them in and really given you something to bitch and moan about.

So long Mercury readers, I'm off to have a cocktail and get on with my life, as I suggest you do as well. And to you my dear Carolyn Main and Alison Hallet, if either of you wonderful, talented, and accomplished young women want to join me for a drink, well you know where to find me.
Posted by R.M.Parker
          Re: Stumptown Comics Fest   
The comic shouldn't have been drawn "for nerds" or whatever dumb stereotype Stumptowns audience is perceived to be limited to. Considering this show hasn't had as much outward promotion (it seems to me) as in past years this was a prime attempt to get the word out to as many people as possible... preferably a large number of non-comics readers. This does the opposite and its one of the biggest pieces of media that non comics people/ the general portland population is going to see.

There are a LOT of people who work very hard through-out the year to come to this show (and others like) it to help make rent and food money. This isn't just a club meeting or a giant portland comics scene pat on the back... for some this show is a boost to their livelihood. It's their jobs... some spend real money and real time to invest in making the products they sell and in getting to attend. I don't think its out of bounds for many of them to want that to not be perceived as a just a gross joke or reduced to a stereotype in front of the largest potential audience they might have. Self depreciating humor is one thing... this doesn't have that. Its just dumb.
Posted by Ryan HIll
          Blizzard’s StarCraft: Remastered To Fiercely Maintain Classic Experience With 4K Graphics, Arrives 8/14   
Blizzard’s StarCraft: Remastered To Fiercely Maintain Classic Experience With 4K Graphics, Arrives 8/14 Blizzard is remaking one of the most popular games ever to grace the PC, and one that is largely responsible for Battle.net online service. We are of course talking about StarCraft, the best selling game of 1998. It is especially popular in South Korea, though it has a rabid fan base in all corners of the globe. Those fans are being treated
          Comment on DMCA Safe Harbor Doesn’t Protect Zazzle’s Printing of Physical Items–Greg Young Publishing v. Zazzle by Susan   
Zazzle and other similar companies have designed their businesses to promote copyright infringement. The companies should personally get to know and vet each and every designer that is allowed to sell a design to the company. The only way such companies will ever be run responsibly is through giant lawsuits that financially force them to identify and know they are dealing with real designers, rather than art thieves. I applaud the artists and designers who are suing these rip-off companies.
          L.L. Bean opens first Wisconsin store at The Corners   
Outdoor apparel retailer L.L. Bean made its Wisconsin debut Friday with the opening of a store at The Corners of Brookfield development. See the attached slideshow for a look at the new store. Approximately 300 people turned out for the grand opening of the new 16,000-square-foot store in the town of Brookfield. The Freeport, Maine-based company — known for its use of catalogs to sell its outdoor merchandise and active apparel — had been looking to enter Wisconsin for the past five years, said…
          Upgrading Domino Server from 7.0.2. to 8.5.2. Physical or Virtual Server?   

As mentioned above, it can be done.  Keep these things in mind:

1.  Make sure your disk subsystem is strong and fast.

2.  If you run the VM with less cores than the physical process on the virtual host machine you may not need as many PVUs as you had before.  We actually dropped the number of PVUs we had this year due to this.  Check with IBM or a trusted reseller first on this though.

3.  Make sure you do not try to upgrade and move to a physical server at the same time.  Either move your current 7.02 install to a virtual environment first and then upgrade or upgrade your current 7.0.2 install on the physical box and then move it.


          Seahawks | Russell Wilson sheds weight   
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson ...
          S'organiser en famille avec Moi, moche et méchant 3   
Comme chaque année retrouvez votre calendrier familial pour faciliter l'organisation de la vie de la maisonnée : une meilleure lisibilité pour une organisation sans faille, des pense-bêtes pour ne rien laisser au hasard et une page de 500 stickers. Mémoriser les emplois du temps de chacun, organiser les temps libres, penser à remplir le frigo, ne pas oublier les rendez-vous médecin-dentiste-coiffeur-vétérinaire et autres, prévoir les tours de vaisselle sans pleurs ni grincements de dents, préparer comme il se doit l'anniversaire du petit dernier et le voyage de classe du plus grand... Comment s'y prendre pour ne rien oublier ? Et faire en sorte que les enfants, eux aussi, participent aux activités de la maison ! Avec ce "mémo" grand format, facilitez-vous la vie. Accroché dans la cuisine, ou bien en évidence à un endroit où chaque membre de la famille passe régulièrement, il est indispensable ! D'un seul coup d'oeil, vous visualisez la quinzaine entière. Chacun y inscrira tout ce qu'il ne faut pas oublier, collera son sticker et il deviendra la mémoire de tous. En permanence, les numéros de téléphone indispensables, les dates de vacances par zone et l'emploi du temps de chaque membre de la famille sont inscrits.
          (Louisville) Kel-Tec PF9 - $ 245   
I selling my Kel-Tec PF9 concealed carry pistol, I've had it for a while now and it works flawlessly. I'm just selling to fund another project. It comes with original hard plastic carry case, three 7 round mags, 2 pinky extensions,  original manual, extra set of frame pins, and adjustable sight tool. Must have be willing to sign a bill of sales for both of our records and have either a valid KY drivers license or CCDW permit and legally able to purchase a handgun.
          Une histoire des loups   
Madeline, adolescente un peu sauvage, observe à travers ses jumelles cette famille qui emménage sur la rive opposée du lac. Un couple et un jeune enfant dont la vie aisée semble si différente de la sienne. Bientôt, alors que le père travaille au loin, la jeune mère propose à Madeline de s'occuper du garçon, de passer avec lui ses après-midi, puis de partager leurs repas. L'adolescente entre petit à petit dans ce foyer qui la fascine, ne saisissant qu'à moitié ce qui se cache derrière la fragile gaieté de cette mère et la sourde autorité du père. Jusqu'à ce que, malheureusement, il soit trop tard. Aussi troublant que poétique, best-seller dès sa parution aux Etats-Unis, le premier roman d' Emily Fridlund a été acclamé par la critique et reconnu comme l'oeuvre d'un nouveau talent à suivre.
          Bluemercury rising on 3rd Avenue   


Bluemercury, the luxury beauty retailer and spa, is ready to open on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street.

Workers yesterday were spotted hoisting the BM signage...



The company has 120-plus locations nationwide. Among other brands, BM sells Kiehl's products, which has its flagship location on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street.

Gothic Cabinet Craft shop closed in January 2016 after 47 years in business at this spot.

H/T EVG reader Harry Weiner!

Previously on EV Grieve:
On 3rd and 13th, Bluemercury arriving; dinosaur mural not yet extinct
          Cinedigm Sells Majority Stake to Hong Kong's Bison Capital for $40M   

Bison will buy 20 million newly issued shares of Cinedigm for up to $30 million and provide as much as $10 million in working capital.

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           Nike to start selling sneakers through online giant Amazon    
NEW YORK (AP) - Nike said it will sell some of its sneakers through e-commerce giant Amazon, part of a plan to make its swoosh-branded products available in...
          Stop these ‘threats’ in Picturehouse dispute | Letters   
A group of Labour MPs, including the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, write in protest at the treatment of trade union reps during the Picturehouse dispute

We are extremely concerned at recent allegations of victimisation of trade union reps within the Picturehouse management company (Report, 2 June). Members of Bectu have been engaged in a 10-month strike for basic workplace rights: the living wage, union recognition, full company sick pay and maternity/paternity pay. It is up to a future employment tribunal to determine the facts of the case. Any suspensions or sackings intended to intimidate trade union members would be a matter of deep concern for the whole labour movement. No trade unionist or Labour party member can tolerate the deliberate intimidation of trade union activists for pursuing their legitimate business. We urge Picturehouse to withdraw any sacking and suspension of trade union reps and negotiate with their staff.
Marsha de Cordova MP, Emma Hardy MP, John McDonnell MP, Helen Hayes MP, David Drew MP, Catherine West MP, Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP

• Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com

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           China strongly protests US arms sales to Taiwan    
BEIJING (AP) - China on Friday strongly protested a U.S. plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled.Chinese...
          Release Day Blitz: Battle Scars (Love is Messy Duet #2) by Emily Goodwin    
Title: Battle Scars
Series: Love is Messy Duet #2
Author: Emily Goodwin
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 29, 2017
They say time heals all wounds, but sometimes it does just the opposite. The pain festers, seeping deep inside and into your heart. By the time you’ve realized what happened, it’s too late and you’re left with a scar that will never go away. 
I’ve spent the last year hiding my scars, running from the man who gave them to me. What I thought was love turned out to be a nightmare that won’t end, even though I forced myself awake. Love isn’t real. Love only leads to heartache.
And then I met him, the epitome of tall, dark and handsome. Throw in some sexy confidence and a panty-melting grin, and you have the recipe for a broken heart. Only, my heart is becoming full again, being put back together piece by piece the more time we spend together. 
I’ve been down this road before and know it’ll end in two ways: we’ll ride off in the sunset together and live happily ever after, or we’ll crash and burn so hard neither will survive the wreckage.
I want to be hopeful, but history is damned to repeat itself. And I have the scars to prove it.

Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters. 
She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends. 
Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency. 


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          Ansell Grove, Carshalton, Surrey   
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           Several UK banks stop selling Qatar riyals as diplomatic crisis mounts    
By Andrew MacAskill, Lawrence White and Sylvia WestallLONDON/DUBAI, June 30 (Reuters) - Several British banks said on Friday they had stopped dealing in...
          Xelion Launch Service Provider Accreditation for the UK Channel   
Xelion has launched a new tier 1 Service Provider Accreditation alongside the current Certified Partner Accreditation. The business model has already been successfully run in the Netherlands and plays into the hands of resellers that don’t want to deal with the additional work load of terminating calls and managing the distribution of hardware. Dave Reynolds, […]
          4 Offers: Fat Burning Kitchen, 101 Anti-aging Foods, Truthaboutabs Etc   
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          As Seen On Tv. Make Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes At Home!   
2cookAs Seen On Tv. Make Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes At Home!
Discover The Secret Recipes For Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes. From Ny Times Best Selling Author Ron Douglas As Seen Live On Fox, Gma, Nbc, Abc, And Hsn. Promote The Best Selling Cooking Product In CB History. Aff Tools At: Recipesecrets.net/affiliates

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           Destiny: Where is Xur today? June 30 to July 2, 2017 location   
The hooded salesman has some special treats for you today in Destiny. Where is Xur today, and what is he selling? Find out all the details.
          Sell my house/apartment in New york NYC (New York) - $0.00   
if you want sell/buy house/apartment in New york NYC. our Batrany Group have access of sell/buy to all the house/apartments in new york city. For more details visit online or make a call to us our batrany company. Address: 349 5th Ave 10016 New York P...
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          ZyXEL Armor Z2 review   

ZyXEL pushes its Armor Z2 network router as a workhorse, and even sells a dedicated wireless extender. But can these combined devices cover the whole home?

The post ZyXEL Armor Z2 review appeared first on Digital Trends.


          Pride-viikko huipentuu kulkueeseen   
Seksuaali- ja sukupuolivähemmistöjen oikeuksista muistuttava Helsinki Pride päättyy sunnuntaina. Helsinki Priden tavoitteena on seksuaali- ja sukupuolivähemmistöjen oikeuksien edistäminen ja näkyvyyden lisääminen. Vuoden 2017 Helsinki Priden teema ”Vapaus ja vastuu” nousee Suomen itsenäisyyden 100-vuotisjuhlasta. Tapahtuma korostaa kaikkien vapautta olla sellaisia kuin ovat, mutta muistuttaa myös ettei yhteiskuntamme vielä ole tasa-arvoinen tai yhdenvertainen kaikille. Yksi ajankohtaisista kysymyksistä […]
          Raisa Ranta puolustaa työkokeilua – Kokeilukunnalle tulee kokonaisvastuu ihmisistä   
– Kaupunki saa nyt kokonaisvastuun kokeilun piiriin tulevista henkilöistä ja pystyy entistä paremmin tukemaan henkilöä eteenpäin, sanoo vasemmistoliiton Porin valtuustoryhmän puheenjohtaja ja hallituksen jäsen Raisa Ranta. Vasemmistoliiton aloitteesta Porissa laaditaan tarkat toimintaohjeet kokeilun toteuttamisesta yritysten kanssa. Ranta korostaa, että kritisoitu työelämäkokeilu on vain pieni osa kokeilua. – Paikallisella tasolla varmistamme, että väärinkäytöksiä tai hyväksikäyttöä ei tapahdu. Porissa […]
          Video tappoi pelirytmin   
Eräässä Kummeli-viihdeohjelman sketsissä esiintyy häkellyttävän nopeasti soitintaan käsittelevä urkuri. Sketsi muistetaan erityisesti urkurin laukomasta sloganista, jonka mukaan tärkeintä on olla tekemättä elämässä virheitä – ja luonnollisesti sama koski myös muusikon soittoa. Oikeastihan täydellinen ja virheetön soitto tuppaa olemaan vähän tylsää. Musiikinkin viehätys syntyy yllättävistä elementeistä, odottamattomuuksista, rosoista, epätarkkuuksista, jopa suoranaisista virheistä – kaikesta sellaisesta, jotka […]
           Germany approves Israel submarine deal - Der Spiegel    
BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany's national security council has approved a deal to sell three further nuclear-capable submarines to Israel, magazine...
          Rock Solid Tips For An Unique House Enhancement Task   
Home improvement choices are somewhat personal in nature. If you will be living in your home for a long time, then you can make decisions about what you like the best. If you are selling within a relatively short period of time, then there are a lot of factors to take into accoun …
          Nature’s Art   

Here’s some more gorgeous pressed leaves that a friend at church gave to me. I use these natural beauties and turn them into cards which we then sell at our local Bazaar to raise money for various charities. This project is also using wonderful papers from Paper Temptress.

Papers used here [...]

          Administrative Secretary - Manitoba Government - Russell, MB   
Experience providing administrative and clerical support including reception, booking meetings, processing mail, preparing correspondence, filing and other... $40,323 - $46,091 a year
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          Hot Tub & Pool Sales Professional - Discounter's Pool & Spa Warehouse - Downsview, ON   
Discounter's Pool &amp; Spa Warehouse*. Maximize store and personal profitability through suggestive selling, add-on sales techniques, and a strong closing rate....
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          Prog News, Press Releases : new steven wilson song   
Author: Catcher10
Subject: new steven wilson song
Posted: June 30 2017 at 09:00

Just listened to the song on the train to work......Pop to the n'th degree. I am not sure what radio station here in the US will play it, maybe in Los Angeles, NY places like that but in other cities I struggle thinking it will get airplay. Not because the song is not pop, but because nobody in the mainstream knows who SW is.

I am totally fine with the song, he will get more women to his live shows because of this album. But I don't think he will become more pop-ular....
It worked for Genesis, Yes, PF, PGabriel, Phil Collins..these were/are all monster bands in rock, prog, psych and very popular on the FM dial, Porcupine Tree and SW are not.

I wish him well always and I want all artists, specially prog, to get their due (money), these guys put serious hours into their craft and get probably minimum wage salary when you count the hours they clock.

Like I said before, this album will not fare well with the furrow browed prog-elitist that populate this site. If you enjoy good music without a label then you may enjoy it.

I wonder what path he will take after this album, I do think it will sell well, but I think in live shows he will get slammed if most of the show is songs like this and not from back catalog.
He is insanely talented, but I suspect this album will hurt his reputation for those without an open mind. From that perspective I say let it roll and press those records and ship them!

Prog is such a dead genre today that maybe this will serve as some kind of wake up call......

          Kenya sells additional 1 bln shillings worth of bonds via mobile phone   

          Dada Masilo's "Giselle"   
Group 28 thumb Fri, Mar 30 08:00 PM until 11:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Location: Hopkins Center 114 Moore Theater

          Dada Masilo's "Giselle"   
Group 28 thumb Sat, Mar 31 08:00 PM until 11:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Location: Hopkins Center 114 Moore Theater

          ONE (1) Track DISTANCE or EVENT Pendant Only - 100 m - 10,000 m or Sprints, Relay, Hurdles, Distance, Steeple, Jumps, Throws, Pole Vault by TheRunHome   

4.50 USD

One (1) 1/4 x 1 inch long TRACK DISTANCE or EVENT hand hammered, hand stamped nickel silver pendant to add to your purchased RUN TRACK Necklace from The Run Home.

NEED A TRACK or FIELD EVENT NOT PICTURED? Please go ahead and purchase this pendant and CHOOSE OTHER LEAVING NOTE and please leave me a Message to Seller on the Etsy checkout page letting me know what TRACK OR FIELD Event you would like me to hand stamp on your pendant. Please note, some EVENT Pendants might be slightly longer than 1 inch.

All TRACK EVENTS are not pictured! Please check the Drop Down Menu for your event!

TRACK DISTANCE or EVENT pendant is available as an individual purchase. Add a TRACK DISTANCE or EVENT to your previous purchase from The Run Home! If purchased without the RUN TRACK Necklace, your TRACK DISTANCE or EVENT pendant will arrive to you with a gunmetal jump ring in a small organza bag shipped in a manila bubble mailer for safe shipping.

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          She Believed She Could So She Did with Sterling Silver RUNNER GIRL Necklace - Nickel Silver Pendant with Sterling Charm on Gunmetal Chain by TheRunHome   

30.00 USD

The Run Home's SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD SO SHE DID WITH STERLING SILVER RUNNING GIRL NECKLACE features a square 1 inch x 1 inch hand hammered, hand stamped nickel silver pendant PLUS a 1 inch long sterling silver running girl figure with pony tail! The SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD SO SHE DID WITH STERLING SILVER RUNNER GIRL Necklace will arrive on an 18 inch gunmetal chain.

Choose to add a 1/4 x 1/2 inch hand hammered nickel silver DISTANCE or XC Charm from the Drop Down Menu! Choose XC, 5K, 10K, 13.1 or 26.2!

If you would like a different chain size, just let me know! Gunmetal chains are available in 16 inch, 18 inch, 20 inch or 22 inch at no additional charge. Please specify your chain length (16, 18, 20, or 22 inch) in the Message to Seller box on the Etsy Checkout Page. Unless otherwise indicated, your necklace will arrive on an 18 inch gunmetal chain.

Sterling Silver Chain is available as a Substitute for gunmetal chain on all items at The Run Home. If you would like to purchase a Sterling Silver Chain as a Substitute for the gunmetal chain on your necklace, please see the Sterling Silver Chain collection available here:
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Each necklace and pendant is hand crafted and hand stamped by me. There may be slight variations in diameter, letter stamping, alignment and coloring. Please consider these unique qualities to be a testament to the handmade nature of each piece.

Every item from The Run Home comes in a stylish black jewelry box tied with a cute silver bow making it ready for gift giving. Your package will also arrive with no invoice inside.

The Run Home now offers a GIFT WRAP OPTION. Please see our listings here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome?section_id=10295659

Please visit our shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome for more items. Thanks for taking a look!


          Senior Medical Officer, Medical Officer, Counsellor openings in Jharkhand State AIDS Control Society   
Education: MBBS, MD Pathology, Job Location: Ranchi, Vacancies: 7, Last Date: 10-07-2017

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          PRINCESS CROWN Sterling Silver Charm - Add On Charm - Crown Charm - Diva Charm - Princess Charm - Queen Charm - Princess Bracelet Charm by TheRunHome   

10.00 USD

One (1) Sterling Silver 12 x 11 mm Sterling Silver Princess Crown to add to your purchased item from The Run Home.

Sterling Silver PRINCESS CROWN Charm is available as an individual purchase. Add a PRINCESS CROWN Charm to your previous purchase from The Run Home! If purchased without another item from The Run Home at the same time, your Sterling Silver PRINCESS CROWN will arrive to you tucked inside a small organza bag then placed inside a manila bubble mailer for safe shipping.

PHOTO NUMBER 3 is a picture of different Sterling Silver Charms available at The Run Home as individual listings in the CHARM section here:

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If purchasing multiple items at the same time, please leave me a Message to Seller on the Etsy checkout page stating which necklace you would like your PRINCESS CROWN Charm added.


          Personalized Flat Run Shoe Print Necklace - Sterling Silver Shoe Print Charm, Name, Date, Race or Word PLUS Distance - 16, 18 or 20 inch - by TheRunHome   

40.00 USD

The Run Home's STERLING SILVER PERSONALIZED FLAT SHOE PRINT RUNNING NECKLACE with NAME, DATE, RACE or WORD PLUS DISTANCE Necklace on Sterling Silver Ball Chain is a great way to show off your love of running! Personalized NAME, DATE, RACE or WORD Pendant can fit up to 9 Characters! Choose Chain Size!

The STERLING SILVER PERSONALIZED FLAT SHOE PRINT RUNNING NECKLACE with NAME, DATE, RACE or WORD PLUS DISTANCE Necklace features a Sterling Silver 3/4 inch long Flat Shoe Print Charm, a 1/4 inch x 1 inch long CUSTOM PERSONALIZED 20 gauge Sterling Silver pendant hand stamped with your NAME, DATE, RACE or WORD - up to 9 characters - plus a 7/16 inch (just under 1/2 inch) wide 22 gauge sterling silver disc hand stamped with your choice of 5K, 10K, 13.1 or 26.2.

Please leave me a Message to Seller on the Etsy checkout page letting me know the RACE NAME, DATE, RACE or WORD you would like me to hand stamp for you - up to 9 characters.

Each necklace and pendant is hand crafted and hand stamped by me. There may be slight variations in diameter, letter stamping, alignment and coloring. Please consider these unique qualities to be a testament to the handmade nature of each piece.

Every item from The Run Home comes in a stylish black jewelry box tied with a cute silver bow.

Please visit our shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome for more items. Thanks for taking a look!


          Time to RACE 5K - Running Jewelry - 5k Running Necklace on Gunmetal chain - Road Race Gift - First 5k - First Race - Couch to 5k - GOTR by TheRunHome   

19.00 USD

Wake Up!!! TIME TO RACE THE 5K!

Hey all of you new runners, now is the time! Get yourself to the starting line and see how that training will pay off! It is TIME TO RACE THE 5K!

Perfect for the beginning runner, the high school distance runner who has been training all summer for their first cross country meet, the college distance runner or even the elite track runner. Great for anyone addicted to the 5K Road Race!

Our TIME TO RACE THE 5K Necklace features an almost 3/4 inch long pewter vintage style alarm clock (the cutest thing ever!), a 3/4 inch pewter running shoe and a hand hammered 1 inch long nickel silver pendant hand stamped with RACE 5K. Our TIME TO RACE THE 5K necklace will arrive with an 18 inch gunmetal chain as shown.

If you would like to add an additional Race Distance Pendant to your necklace, additional Pendants are available here:
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If you would like a different chain size, just let me know. Gunmetal chains are available in 16 inch, 18 inch, 20 inch or 22 inch at no additional charge. Please specify your chain length (16, 18, 20, or 22 inch) in the Message to Seller box on the Etsy Checkout Page. Unless otherwise indicated, your necklace will arrive on an 18 inch gunmetal chain.

Sterling Silver Chain is available as a Substitute for gunmetal chain on all items at The Run Home. If you would like to purchase a Sterling Silver Chain as a Substitute for the gunmetal chain on your necklace, please see the Sterling Silver Chain collection available here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome?section_id=10295659

Each necklace and pendant is hand crafted and hand stamped by me. There may be slight variations in diameter, letter stamping, alignment and coloring. Please consider these unique qualities to be a testament to the handmade nature of each piece.

Every item from The Run Home comes in a stylish black jewelry box tied with a cute silver bow making it ready for gift giving. Your package will also arrive with no invoice inside.

The Run Home now offers a GIFT WRAP OPTION. Please see our listings here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome?section_id=10295659


Please visit our shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome for more items. Thanks for taking a look!


          ONE (1) Piece of 3 Feet Micro Fiber Suede Lace - Water Proof - Sweat Proof - Wrap it around your Wrist, Neck or Shoe then Tie - Faux Leather by TheRunHome   

10.00 USD

ONE (1) Piece of Micro Fiber Suede cut to 3 Feet. Water proof and Sweat Proof, this 3 foot piece of 3mm wide x 1mm thick specially treated soft, velvety microfiber faux suede looks like leather only better! It will not crack, weather or smell and it washes easily with warm, soapy water.

Your ONE (1) Piece of 3 Feet Micro Fiber Suede will arrive without knots on the end and in a tiny organza bag for safe shipping.

Choose your color from the Color Chart. Choose Red, Black, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Grey, Pink, Navy, Olive, Dark Orange or Purple.

Add a Charm and tie it around your neck to wear as a necklace, wrap it around your wrist or tie it on your shoe! Choose to Add a Charm from The Run Home's Charm Collection here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome?section_id=10295659&ref=shopsection_leftnav_10

If purchasing multiple CHARMS and MICRO FIBER SUEDE Pieces at the same time, please let me know in the NOTE TO SELLER on the Etsy checkout page if you could like me to add your CHARM(S) to your MICRO FIBER SUEDE piece. Your piece of Micro Fiber Suede will arrive without knots on the ends making it easy to add charms in the future! If no note is left at checkout, your MICRO FIBER SUEDE piece will arrive in a tiny organza bag.

Please visit our shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome for more items. Thanks for taking a look!


          Market Mistakes   
This sign for ‘Beglian’ chocolates caught my eye at the supermarket.   It was repeated several times.  I guess, like Fairfax, they don’t employ proofreaders. The next shop we went to had fresh ginger, clearly labelled as garlic. What is the retail world coming to? “It seems if people want to sell there is no need […]
          Transparenzpflichten bei der Datenverarbeitung nach DSGVO   
Datenschutzblog 29 - Die Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e. V. (GDD) hat eine weitere Praxishilfe zur DSGVO veröffentlicht. Diesmal zum Thema „Transparenzpflichten bei der Datenverarbeitung“. Hauptpfeiler der neuen Betrof ... mehr
          26.2 Marathon Round Pendant Necklace - Round Charm on Gunmetal chain - Marathon Jewelry - First Marathon - 26.2 Necklace - Marathon - by TheRunHome   

18.00 USD

The Run Home's 26.2 Marathon Round Pendant Necklace features a 3/4 inch round heavy gauge nickel silver charm hand stamped with 26.2 in the center. Unless otherwise indicated, the 26.2 MARATHON Round Pendant Necklace will arrive with an 18 inch gunmetal chain as shown.

If you would like to add an additional Pendant to your necklace, additional Pendants are available here:
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If you would like a different chain size, just let me know! Gunmetal chains are available in 16 inch, 18 inch, 20 inch or 22 inch at no additional charge. Please specify your chain length (16, 18, 20, or 22 inch) in the Message to Seller box on the Etsy Checkout Page. Unless otherwise indicated, your necklace will arrive on an 18 inch gunmetal chain.

Stainless Steel Ball Chain is available at no additional charge as a substitute for the gunmetal chain. Stainless Steel Ball Chain is 24 inches and is easily cut to size with standard household scissors. If you would like Stainless Steel Ball chain instead of gunmetal chain, please just leave me a note at checkout!

Sterling Silver Chain is available as a Substitute for gunmetal chain on all items at The Run Home. If you would like to purchase a Sterling Silver Chain as a Substitute for the gunmetal chain on your necklace, please see the Sterling Silver Chain collection available here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome?section_id=10295659

Each necklace and pendant is hand crafted and hand stamped by me. There may be slight variations in diameter, letter stamping, alignment and coloring. Please consider these unique qualities to be a testament to the handmade nature of each piece.

Every item from The Run Home comes in a stylish black jewelry box tied with a cute silver bow making it ready for gift giving. Your package will also arrive with no invoice inside.

The Run Home now offers a GIFT WRAP OPTION. Please see our listings here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome?section_id=10295659

Please visit our shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome for more items. Thanks for taking a look!


          LOTUS FLOWER NAMASTE Yoga Necklace - Yoga Jewelry - Lotus Flower Necklace - Namaste Necklace on 18 inch gunmetal chain - Yoga Necklace by TheRunHome   

19.00 USD

NAMASTE. "The spirit in me respects the spirit in you", one soul to another soul.

Our LOTUS FLOWER NAMASTE YOGA Necklace with rectangle NAMASTE pendant features a 1/2 inch pewter LOTUS FLOWER and a hand hammered 1 inch long nickel silver pendant hand stamped with NAMASTE. Our LOTUS FLOWER NAMASTE YOGA Necklace will arrive with an 18 inch gunmetal chain as shown.

If you would like a different chain size, just let me know. Gunmetal chains are available in 16 inch, 18 inch, 20 inch or 22 inch at no additional charge. Please specify your chain length (16, 18, 20, or 22 inch) in the Message to Seller box on the Etsy Checkout Page. Unless otherwise indicated, your necklace will arrive on an 18 inch gunmetal chain.

Sterling Silver Chain is available as a Substitute for gunmetal chain on all items at The Run Home. If you would like to purchase a Sterling Silver Chain as a Substitute for the gunmetal chain on your necklace, please see the Sterling Silver Chain collection available here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome?section_id=10295659

Each necklace and pendant is hand crafted and hand stamped by me. There may be slight variations in diameter, letter stamping, alignment and coloring. Please consider these unique qualities to be a testament to the handmade nature of each piece.

Every item from The Run Home comes in a stylish black jewelry box tied with a cute silver bow making it ready for gift giving. Your package will also arrive with no invoice inside.

The Run Home now offers a GIFT WRAP OPTION. Please see our listings here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome?section_id=10295659

Please visit our shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRunHome for more items. Thanks for taking a look!


          Spice to re-enter phone race, forms JV with China's Transsion   
The Spice-Transsion JV will sell feature and smartphones in India. Starting next month, about 10 devices will be launched over the next six months
           Ground Floor Duplex 240 Meter Plus 50 Meter Garden for sale in Neopolis    
[tag]Ground Floor Duplex[/tag] 240 Meter Plus 50 Meter Garden for sale in [tag]Neopolis[/tag] Company Name: [tag]Wadi Degla[/tag] Project Name: [tag]Neopolis[/tag] Overview and Selling Points: Neopolis City on 545 Acres is offering an array of residential options that cater to every preference, all situated in the middle of lush greenery and featuring a multitude of high end facilities and services in addition to [tag]Wadi Degla Club[/tag] and retail complex. Location: • 3 Kilos Before [tag]Madinaty[/tag] • After [tag]Palm Hills[/tag] New Cairo • Beside [tag]L'Avenir[/tag] Facilities: • Retail and Commercial areas • Administrative Offices • 2 International Schools • Wadi Degla Club • Clinics • Service Area • The District • 4 Nurseries • 2 Medical Centers • 3 Mosques and 1 Church • Downtown • Underground Parking Payment terms: 15% down payment and 6 years [tag]installment[/tag] 5% discount if 5 years 10% discount if 4 years 15% discount if 3 years 25% discount on Cash
           Apartment 135 Sqm For Sale In LA FOUNTAINE    
Apartment 134 Sqm For Sale in [tag]LA FOUNTAINE PROVINC[/tag] Overview and Selling Points: “LA FOUNTAINE PROVINCE” by [tag]Arco[/tag], New Cairo’s residential development powered by [tag]CITYSTARS[/tag]. Apartments and townhouses starting from 145 sqm to 276 sqm, gardens and penthouses available with extended payments. Location: Located in the Golden Square, beside [tag]Mountain View 2[/tag] and after [tag]Wadi Degla[/tag]. Information: • Laid out 34 Acres • 27 apartments • 80 Town Houses • 20 % BUA Facilities: • Clubhouse • Outdoor Pool & 3 Heated Covered Pools • Commercial Area • Underground Parking Unit Types and Sizes: 1- Apartments: G+3 Down Payment: 0% Installments Over: 7 Years Delivery Payment: 10% Maintenance: 7 % on Delivery
           ground floor apartment 128Sqm+75 Meter garden For sale in STONE Residence    
Apartment for sale 128Sqm + 75M Garden in [tagSTONE Residence[/tag] [tag]installments[/tag] over 6 years Payment Terms: • 10% D.P – 5% after 3 months on 5 years equal. • 10% D.P – 15% after 3 months on 6 years equal. Company Name: [tag]Pioneers[/tag] Project Name: [tag]Stone Residence[/tag] Overview and Selling Points: Stone Residence covers an area of 143 feddans. It Consists of only Apartments. There are 3 types of Blocks: two, three and four apartment bulidings in the block. The project has 2 entrances, one from Mehwar Saad Zaghloul and the second one from Katameya. Each block has a double view: A Street 30 m width and a park 30 to 45 m2. All buildings are G+3. All Ground floors are with garden and all third floors are with roof. There are 2 apartments per floor (8 apartments per building). Stone residence is Located at a prime location at the entrance of New Cairo, between [tag]Le Reve[/tag] and [tag]Gharb El Golf[/tag] - in front of [tag]Katameya Heights[/tag]. • 10 minutes away from [tagMaadi[/tag]. • 20 minutes away from [tag]Cairo International Airport.[/tag] • 10 minutes from the new [tag]AUC campus[/tag]. Facilities: • Club 4.5 Feddan • Club House • 4 courts • Swimming Pool • Super Market • Laundry • Pharmacy
          Nike to start selling sneakers through online giant Amazon   

Nike said it will sell some of its sneakers through e-commerce giant Amazon, part of a plan to make its swoosh-branded products available in more places online.

Shoppers can already find Nike goods on Amazon, but they are sold by third-party sellers. Nike said the new partnership with Amazon will...


          China demands U.S. cancel $1.4 billion arms sale to Taiwan   

China on Friday strongly protested a U.S. plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the sale would severely damage China's sovereignty and security interests and run counter to Washington's commitment...


          #6: [3 Pack] iPhone 7 Screen Protector, MaxTeck 0.26mm 9H Tempered Shatterproof Glass Screen Protector Anti-Shatter Film for IPhone 7 4.7" Inch [3D Touch Compatible]   
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          R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars films sells for $2.76m   

In honor of May the Fourth this year, Lucasfilm cracked open the vault and gave fans a behind-the-scenes peek at a small story change that happened in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, director Rian Johnson revealed he called in a favor to JJ Abrams while the latter was filming The Force Awakens.


          #8: Anker SoundCore Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 6W Dual-Driver, Low Harmonic Distortion, Patented Bass Port and Built-in Microphone for Calls for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Samsung, LG and others   
Anker SoundCore
Anker SoundCore Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 6W Dual-Driver, Low Harmonic Distortion, Patented Bass Port and Built-in Microphone for Calls for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Samsung, LG and others
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          Förderbank KfW will Gründer stärken   
Frankfurt. Die bundeseigene Förderbank KfW gründet eine neue Beteiligungsgesellschaft, um Gründer in Deutschland besser mit Wagniskapital zu versorgen. Die Gesellschaft werde Mitte 2018 den Betrieb aufnehmen, teilte die KfW am Freitag in Frankfurt mit. Sie solle bestehende Förderinstrumente bündeln sowie Wachstumsfirmen in den kommenden zehn Jahren zwei Milliarden Euro bereitstellen. Die Tochter werde sich auf Investitionen in Wagniskapital-Fonds konzentrieren, die sich an Start-ups beteiligen oder ihnen Kredite geben, hieß es.In der Wachstumsphase fehlten Gründern der Bank zufolge jährlich 500 bis 600 Millionen Euro. Der Mangel an Wagniskapital gilt als Grund, warum deutsche Start-ups der Konkurrenz hinterherhinken.
          #9: Top Rated Car Charger, [Lifetime Warranty] RAVPower Dual USB Car Adaptor (4.8A/24W, iSmart Charging, Built-in Safety Protection) for iPhone 7 / 6S Plus / 5S, iPad Air / Mini, Galaxy S7 / S6 Edge, Nokia and More - Black   
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          #10: [3 Pack] iPhone 5 5s SE Screen Protector, MaxTeck 0.26mm 9H Tempered Glass Shatterproof Screen Protector Anti-Shatter Film for iPhone 5 5S 5C SE 4" inch   
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          FORBIDDEN THOUGHTS in audiobook   
You are not supposed to read this book. You are not supposed to think about reading this book. In fact, just plain thinking at all is unacceptable. You have been warned...

From hilarious to horrifying to dangerously insightful, a selection of stories that must not be told, for they slaughter the sacred cows of our age. Do you dare read them?

Stories by Nick Cole, John C. Wright, Sarah A. Hoyt, Brad R. Torgersen, Vox Day and more, with non-fiction articles by Tom Kratman and Larry Correia, with a foreword by Milo Yiannopoulos.

10 hours and 18 minutes. Narrated by Jon Mollison.

Excerpt from "The Amazon Gambit" by Vox Day from FORBIDDEN THOUGHTS.

Lieutenant Colonel Max Kruger stood at attention and saluted as General Markham, SUBCONCOM, debarked from the flyer with the ease of a man four decades younger and strode across the landing pad towards him.

“At ease, Colonel,” the general ordered. “Good to see you. Now, come with me, we’ve got a lot to discuss before the press conference.”

The general had four centims on him and was walking quickly, so Kruger had to lengthen his stride in order to keep up with the taller man.

“The Grkese signed the contract?”

“They did indeed,” the general confirmed. “And the Duke himself selected you as the contract CO, Max.”

“Honored,” Kruger murmured, as expected. And it was true, he did feel honored, although he wasn’t exactly surprised. Of the various officers in the Rhysalani Armed Forces qualified to command low-tech forces, he not only possessed the best record with regards to successfully completed contracts, but he had beaten Col. Thompson, his closest rival, rather soundly at the Duke’s Command Challenge last year. “I presume it will be 3rd Battalion?”

The 3rd Battalion of the Ducal Marines specialized in low-tech combat, particularly combat below TL10. Kruger had served with them on two previous deployments, both of which had taken place on Dom Sevru. The men of 3rd Battalion were trained to be able to fight with everything from swords and shields to plasma cannon and sub-atomic armor.

“No,” the general replied, to his surprise, as they entered the elevator that would bring them down to the heart of the airbase command center. “The Lord General suggested that this would be the ideal opportunity to show the subsector what the 11th Special Battalion can do. And the Duke concurred.”

Kruger couldn’t hide his astonishment. Or his dismay. He looked at his superior in disbelief, and while he saw everything from amusement to sympathy in the older man’s eyes, he detected no sign at all that his leg was being pulled.

“Dear God, you’re not joking!”

“Afraid not, Max. The Duke has spent a fortune training and equipping those women for the last five years, and he’s decided that it’s about time to see a return on that investment.”

Kruger didn’t trust himself to speak. The first five or six responses that sprang to mind would have earned him at least a reprimand, if not a court-martial. The next three, if uttered openly by an officer of the Armed Forces, technically amounted to lèse-nobilité and would theoretically merit a firing squad. So he said nothing.

The general grinned nonchalantly and raised an eyebrow. He knew damn well what Kruger was thinking. “He’s not wrong, Max. Their negotiators were so impressed that they paid triple our usual rate. Half up front.”

“They did? Why the hell would they do that?”

“Well, as I understand the sales pitch, our highly trained female soldiers have proven to be much better communicators than their male counterparts, and as a result they are considerably less inclined to needlessly break things and kill people. In this particular case, the estimated savings in infrastructure damage when taking and occupying the primary objective alone is expected to more than make up for the increased cost of the contract.”

“Assuming we can complete it. What’s the tech level again?”

“Seven.”

This time, Kruger couldn’t restrain an oath. The general raised an eyebrow, then slapped Kruger on his oak-leafed shoulders as they approached a door with a pair of Ducal Marines on either side.

“Try to keep it clean for the cameras, Max. If you don’t know what to say, just smile and declare that you’ve got every confidence in the troops. Do your best to sell it. God knows we’ve all had to tell a few humdingers in our day. Your record speaks for itself, so let it do the talking. Now, you’ve got an hour to review the contract and meet with the battalion’s officers before the press conference, so I suggest you hop to it.”

“Yessir,” Kruger said morosely. “Any chance I can get out of this, General?”

“None at all, Max. None at all.”
          EXCERPT: Hitler in Hell   
An excerpt from Martin van Creveld's new novel, Hitler in Hell. Please note that on the advice of one of our Amazon-bestselling authors, we have removed the book from the Castalia House bookstore for the time being and entered it into the Kindle Select program. It is now available via Kindle Unlimited; if you purchased the book from our bookstore but did not download it, please email us and we will make sure you receive you receive your book. We apologize if this causes any confusion.

Revolution and Collapse

Over the next few years, during which I began my political activity, I had plenty of opportunities to analyze the causes of the collapse. In fact, addressing them in numerous public meetings large and small, I did so until I was blue in the face. Some of my conclusions simply continued thoughts that had been with me during the war and even before it had started. The rest were directly related to our defeat.

The Second Reich, as it was widely known, had been born under an auspicious star amidst the thunder of victorious battle. For that we had Bismarck to thank and, coming right after him, Chief of Staff Helmut von Moltke and Minister of War Albrecht von Roon. Nothing symbolized it as well as the Siegessäule, or Victory Column, in Berlin. Originally sixty-seven meters tall, it was wrapped entirely by captured enemy cannons. In 1939, as part of my plan to renovate the city and to turn it into Europe’s capital, I had its height increased by another seven and a half meters. I also moved it from its original site at the Königsplatz (now misnamed the Platz der Republik) near the Reichstag to the Grosser Stern. But back to the Reich. Over the first forty-three years of its existence it enjoyed immense prosperity and economic growth. Simple people, who always and everywhere form the great majority, were impressed by that prosperity as well as the evident military strength of the Reich, which was put on display on appropriate occasions.

Having done so, they attributed the sudden collapse of the structure solely to the war, which had brought so much misery to them. But this is absurd. In fact, all the collapse did was to expose weaknesses that had long existed. Chief among them were general suffrage which Germany got before England, misleadingly known as the “mother of democracies,” did. On its heels came elections and democracy. All three were non-German elements of government. Initially, they were foisted on us by the professors of 1848, who wanted nothing better than to ape the “ideals” of the French Revolution. Once established, they quickly turned into a morass of useless chatter and corruption.

Next came the failure to properly deal with the liberated provinces, Alsace and Lorraine. As a result, they never truly became an integral part of the Reich. To repeat, Wilhelm II’s foreign policy was essentially misdirected. To add insult to injury it was often weak and vacillating as well.

Finally, there was the tolerance long shown for those vile Marxist traitors, the Social Democrats. Starting long before the war and redoubling their efforts while it lasted, they did whatever they could to foment discontent and to incite the people against the army and the government. Their ability to do so was due to the government’s inability or unwillingness to rein in the press. Not that the non-socialist press was necessarily better. Only parts of it supported the government in its conduct of the war, and much of it did what it could to undermine them.

Though the war was over, the British blockade still continued. Only in the middle of 1919 was it finally lifted, enabling us to resume our imports and exports. But this happened only to a very limited extent. Partly because of carelessness in August 1914, partly because of enemy action, and partly because no new merchantmen were built during the war, we had lost almost our entire merchant navy.
Much of what we still possessed had to be given away gratis as reparations. In any case the enemy had used the war to steal our overseas markets from us. This caused production to come to a halt and unemployment to soar. The demobilization of the armies, which at the end of the war still numbered several million men, added to the problem. That’s to say nothing of the hundreds of thousands maimed and crippled men who had to be taken care of in one way or another.

Determined to avenge themselves on us, our enemies took large parts of Prussia and Silesia, which had been German for centuries, if not longer, away from the Reich. This caused hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens, who understandably were unwilling to live under Polish (mis)rule, to leave their homes to migrate to the west, where nothing had been done to receive them. Nor did the process of drawing the borders unfold peacefully. Throughout 1919, in many places, volunteer units known variously as Freikorps, or the Black Reichswehr, fought heroically, if ultimately unsuccessfully, to retain the lands in question.

All over Germany, wherever one looked, people shivered and hungered. It goes without saying that I detest that self-appointed artist and filthy pornographer, Georg Grosz. Luckily for him, he left the country in a hurry in 1933, or else I would have had him thrown into a concentration camp! Still I must concede that many of his sketches, which show starving workers, fat, evil-looking capitalists with heaps of money, and made-up prostitutes presented a true, if one-sided and perverted, picture of reality at the time. Much later, I learned that the origins of this misery had been explored in depth by the English economist John Maynard Keynes in his booklet The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919). He could hardly have done a better job.

Political conditions naturally reflected the economic situation. The new Social-Democratic government was unable to resist the Allied demands. So weak were the “statesmen” whom the so-called “Revolution” had brought to power that they signed the famous Kriegsschuld, war-guilt, article under which Germany assumed responsibility for the war. To be sure, history bristles with occasions when the defeated were not only despoiled but humiliated. However, the Kriegsschuld business was something new and unprecedented. Besides preparing the “legal” basis for extracting reparations, it hit straight at the nation’s soul, which, of course, was just what it had been meant to do.

Internally, the political situation was even worse. The Social Democrats, having successfully undermined public order, were unable to reimpose it. Everywhere workers, incited by their often Jewish leaders, spat on officers, tore the epaulets from their shoulders, and beat them up. So bad were conditions that many places were reduced to anarchy. That specifically included Bavaria and Munich, where I was stationed at the time and where the Jews set up a “Soviet Republic.” The stupidity of these people was truly amazing. During the few days the “Republic” lasted its foreign affairs commissar, Franz Lipp, whose record included several stays in mental hospitals, actually declared war on Switzerland. That was done, he explained, because the Swiss had refused to lend him sixty locomotives! At one point I myself, rifle in hand, had to chase away three scoundrels who had come to arrest me in my quarters.

In the end the Reichswehr, assisted by Freikorps units, re-took Munich and exacted a well-deserved vengeance. Eugene Leviné, the Jewish Communist who had led the uprising, was killed. Not so his uncouth right-hand man and fellow Jew, Erich Mühsam. He was arrested, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. But he did not have to stay there for long; in 1924 an amnesty was granted, and he was released. After the Reichstagbrand on 28 February 1933, I had him arrested and sent to a concentration camp where the boys, seeking their revenge, saw to it that he would expire. Good! As these two gentlemen illustrate so nicely, behind each and every one of these problems stood the Jews.
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It’s finally that time of the year again which many KDE contributors have been looking forward to: The time when we all get together at Akademy, to meet our KDE friends in person, give and listen to talks and make
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As already suggested in the first article of this series, fixing a bug was just the start of my journey. What I now want to do is help KDE improve our AppStream metadata. Why is this so important to me?
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I, psychologist by education, human-centered interaction designer by trade – my only completed software project so far being a web-based Advent calendar I made years ago – have embarked on a journey to write my first KDE tool. How did
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Dear reader, when Heiko Tietze and I discussed the usefulness of a user assistance feature that is being considered, we realized that we had very different assumptions about how well users know the keyboard shortcuts that KWin and Plasma offer.
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We’re currently in the process of designing the first phone user interfaces for KDE applications, applying the KDE Mobile Human Interface Guidelines (a set of soft rules and recommendations for designing user interfaces for mobile applications by KDE). Therefore, the
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As I wrote in part one of this series, we are currently creating Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) for phone user interfaces for KDE applications. In this part, I want to tell a bit more about the process of creating these
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The Task Right after Plasma Mobile was first announced at Akademy 2015, the team put me in charge of the creation of a crucial pillar of the ecosystem: The Human Interface Guidelines for KDE phone applications. This means guidelines for “applications
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In July, Eric Griffith wrote an article at Phoronix where he compared Plasma and KDE Applications to GNOME and detailed where they do things better than us and what he finds annoying about our software. We don’t react to angry
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When I saw an ad on Linux Veda that they are looking for new contributors to their site, I thought “Hey, why shouldn’t I write for them?”. Linux Veda (formerly muktware) is a site that offers Free Software news, how-tos,
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U.S. stocks closed modestly higher Friday after trimming gains in the last few minutes of trading. But steep losses in technology and health-cares stocks earlier in the week resulted in poor weekly performance for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. The S&P 500 rose 3.71 points, or 0.2%, to 2,423.41, but ended the week 0.6% lower. Over the month, the large-cap index gained 0.5% and advanced by 2.6% over the past quarter. The index is up 8.2% year to date, its best half-year performance since 2013. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 62.60 points, or 0.3%, to 21,349.63, ending the week 0.2% lower. The blue-chip index gained 1.6% over the month, 3.3% over the quarter and 8% over the first half of the year. The Nasdaq Composite index reversed earlier gains to close 3.93 points, or 0.1%, lower at 6,140.42. The tech-heavy index booked a 2% weekly and 0.9% monthly loss after recent selloffs in technology stocks. Among biggest gainers this week, Nike Inc. rallied 11.6%, much of the gains coming on Friday.

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Nike Inc.'s stock sprinted 8.5% higher Friday morning toward a 3 1/2-month high, pacing the S&P 500 gainers, as it was on track to post the biggest one-day gain since September 2015. The price gain of $4.50 was adding about 32 points to the price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average , which was up 77 points in morning trade. The rally comes after the athletic apparel and accessories maker reported better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter results, and confirmed a deal to sell its wares through Amazon.com Inc. . The magnitude of the rally was a surprise to options traders, which had priced in a one-day post-earnings move of about 5.1%. Nike's stock has climbed 13% year to date, while the Dow has gained 8.1%.

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U.S. stocks on Friday climbed and a selloff in bonds subsided somewhat, as a report on inflation and spending came in weaker than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5% at 21,371, the S&P 500 index gained 0.4% at 2,429, while the Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 0.3% at 6,165. Friday's moves follow a downdraft for equities in the previous session, underpinned by selling in technology shares , more than offsetting gains in the financial sector . Among corporate news, shares of Nike Inc. climbed and was buoying the Dow, after the sportswear giant late Thursday posted better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales. Meanwhile, government bond-yields looked to stabilize in early trade after spiking throughout the week on investor fears that global central bankers would put an end to easy-money policies, which have supported bond prices and pushed yields to record lows. The 10-year Treasury note was at 2.27% in recent trade. Prices move inversely to yields. On the data front, a consumer report early Friday showed the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge, the price index for personal-consumption expenditures, fell 0.1% in May from the prior month while personal consumption expenditures increased a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in May from the prior month, the Commerce Department said. Friday's action caps a bumpy week for equities and closes out the month, quarter and first half of 2017.

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          Kraft Heinz partners with upstate NY cooperative on plant facility, maintains 125 jobs   

Kraft Heinz Co. said Friday that it will sell its cheese plant in Campbell, NY to the Upstate Niagara Cooperative, but will invest in improvements and maintain 125 jobs at the facility. The food company has entered into a co-packing agreement with the cooperative. The deal is expected to close in the next 30 to 60 days. Kraft Heinz will invest $3 million to $5 million for upgrades to the plant and Kraft Heinz says the staff roster could grow to 150. Kraft Heinz shares are up 0.2% in premarket trading, but are down 3.1% for the past year. The S&P 500 index is up 15.3% for the last 12 months.

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          Bay Rum Shower Gel Olive Oil Coconut Oil Shea Butter Body Wash by Toadstool Soaps by toadstoolsoaps   

9.50 USD

Bay Rum Shower Gel Olive Oil Coconut Oil Shea Butter Body Wash by Toadstool Soaps

This is a full 10 1/2 oz bottle of Handmade Shower Gel/ Body Wash, I do not go by weight but volume, I just fill it up to the top! ;-)

BAY RUM - Classic blend of Spices enhanced by orange peels and eucalyptus leaves Top Shelf Fragrance TOP SELLER ..

THIS IS SOME GREAT STUFF if I do say so myself. ;-) I am a bar soap person but I used some of Hubby's Shower Gel the other day last month for the first time in a long time & I am stuck on it now.

It is really very very good. He has a Great recipe & I told him so & I told him not to change it either. LOL

My liquid soap base is made with Saponified Olive Oil, Distilled Water, Coconut oil, Cocoa Butter, Vegetable oil, Potassium Hydroxide & Shea Butter & is enhanced with 100 % Aloe Vera Gel, 100 % Natural Sunflower Oil which is water soluable & 100 % Natural Vitamin E, Cosmetic Grade Fragrance Oil & Potassium Sorbate used as a preservative.

PRETTY SIMPLE NATURALLY FEEL THE DIFFERENCE

Your Skin will say Thank YOU !!

Thank You for Looking !!

Cheryl

For more of my Smellies to choose from in this Shop or my other Shops click below.;-)

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          Nike's stock surge accounting for half of Dow's early gain   

Nike Inc.'s stock rallied $3.53, or 6.6%, in premarket trade Friday, after better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter results and confirmation that it would sell sneakers on Amazon.com Inc. , which could be accounting for about half of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's early gain. The stock's price gain would add about 24 points to the Dow's price, and Dow e-mini futures were last up 51 points. Nike's stock has gained 4.6% year to date through Thursday, while the Dow has climbed 7.7%.

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          Nike jumps 7% premarket after earnings beat, Amazon deal   

Shares in Nike Inc. rose 7% in premarket action Friday after the sportswear giant late Thursday reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and revenue. Nike also confirmed a deal to sell shoes through e-commerce king Amazon.com Inc.

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          NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin To Get Traded If Nets Sign J.J. Redick This Summer?   

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

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

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

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          NBA Rumors: Kings’ Rudy Gay To Join Russell Westbrook And OKC Thunder During Free Agency?   

NBA rumors Kings Rudy Gay to Thunder with Westbrook

For months during the past basketball season, NBA rumors about the Sacramento Kings’ Rudy Gay heading to a new destination were flying around the internet. The longtime NBA journeyman scorer has spent time playing with the Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies, and more recently, the Kings, a team that has been rebuilding its roster. Now it’s appearing that the 30-year-old Kings star could have a highly-interested suitor looking to sign him. It’s seeming likely that the free agent star could join up with 2017 NBA MVP winner Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City, based on the Thunder’s interest in Gay, and possibly Gay’s interest in participating in the playoffs.

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          DeanMark Joins Google Apps Authorized Reseller Program   
Press Release. January 23, 2012. Today, DeanMark announces it has become an authorized reseller of the Google Apps™ suite of communication and collaboration tools.
          Jesi - Dall’Emilia alle Marche, continua il viaggio delle Agende Rosse - - Varese News   
La ciclostaffetta da Milano a Palermo in ricordo di Paolo Borsellino dove corre anche un varesino
          Bedside Manner Examined by Counselling Expert   

Many wellness practitioners underestimate positive communication, how it impacts on the client, the industry, and ultimately their own business. Establishing a secure connection with a person is fundamental to the change process. Good interpersonal skills are a necessary asset for any medical or psychological professional. Supporting clients to achieve life-enhancing measures is important. Treat the person, not the problem, and then a session becomes more focal, more personalized and h...

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          WP Chatbull   
Now chat with your website visitors with WP ChatBull. This is a perfect fit for Small Business for both who sell products and services.
          Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchspreis medius 2017 verliehen   
„Auch in diesem Jahr zeigen die eingereichten Arbeiten ein breites Themenspektrum auf - es reicht von Phänomenen wie Hate Speech über die Integration mobiler Medien in die soziale Arbeit bis hin zu gesellschaftlichen Schieflagen im Kontext der Digitalisierung", sagt Claudia Mikat, Geschäftsführerin Programmprüfung der Freiwilligen Selbstkontrolle Fernsehen anlässlich der Preisverleihung in Berlin. "Der Preis ist auch 2017 ein Indikator dafür, welche Medienthemen in der Gesellschaft diskutiert werden und wie junge Wissenschaftler*innen mit den Herausforderungen umgehen." Weiterlesen
          Managing Director Shares Points on How to Ace That Dream Job   

In today's market, landing a great job requires a considerable amount of hard work, especially since competition is fierce. To emerge victorious, one needs a successful plan together with proven strategic methods. “Killer Interviews: Success Strategies for Young Professionals,” written by Frederick Ball, is a helpful guide to be a winning candidate in your dream job as it provides a carefully thought out step-by-step plan. The book shares tips on how to “pre-sell” yourself in a resume, c...

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          Buy your vehicle from a Mechanic… not just a guy in a tie. Buy from me, Barry Jackson.   

At JACKSON MOTORS & MARINE, we are regular people like you and we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars, trucks and SUVs every day. We want to be sure there is enough room for your family and for the weekend gear, the hockey bags and figure skates and whether or not your favourite drink or Timmie’s fits the cupholder. We want to help you make the best decision on a vehicle that fits your life. We sell safe, reliable, excellent quality used vehicles at affordable prices.  Our vehicles are hand-picked by me, Barry Jackson and I drive every vehicle I buy.  I am a Class “A” Licensed Mechanic, OMVIC Certified Dealer & Salesperson and a proud member of the UCDA (Used Car Dealers Association). Each Jackson Motors vehicle goes through a rigorous inspection and is thoroughly reconditioned.

Our vehicles are guaranteed to be clean and come with a CarProof history [...]

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          Falling in Love Again is the Sweetest Thing   

Sally M. Russell hopes her new book will inspire readers young and old to take chances on new relationships.  Love is worth living for, and sharing it with somebody is the ultimate fulfillment of a relationship. In her book, the author mentioned about giving love a chance.  When Sissy and Marshall had danced during the wedding reception, it was very casual and simple.  Little did they know that in each other's mind, they were assessing the meeting and situation.  There was definitely hesi...

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          Comment on Donald Trump’s ‘Morning Joe’ Attack Is Distracting the Media From Real News by Bo   
My observation with regard to this article is that it's a bit misguided and done for the same reason the media covers this vapid buffoon's tweets. It sells and people gobble it up. Having said that, I also found the article to be disingenuous. I watched both CNN and MSNBC and yes, they covered this idiocy because it has to be covered, but they also covered all the other major stories such as the health bill, the G20 meetings, Mueller's ongoing investigation. So I don't know what the writer here is going on about as it seems he wasn't or isn't paying attention to detail and instead is dreaming up a 'good and solid' idea of his own to write about. The article is part of the problem and not part of the solution.
          Tiempo de desgaste   
Sandro Rosell siempre ha estado vinculado al marketing deportivo. Ha sido su vida. Con Alejandro Andreu en ISL fueron los primeros en vender la pelota de la Liga. Fue el hombre fuerte de Nike en Brasil, montó la Academia de...
           Farmville 2 Coins Cheats   

Enter FarmVille 2
Open Cheat Engine.
Select process in Cheat Engine (FlashPlayerPlugin.exe for firefox users)
Scan type is "4 bytes"
First Scan for "1000000"
Select ALL the addresses returned and click on the red arrow.
Select ALL the address and change the value to "1"
Now go and buy the "HarvEstate Manor" [search it on store]. It should cost only 1 coin. (if not, you did something wrong)
NEW SCAN "50000" 
Select ALL the addresses returned and click on the red arrow.
Select ALL the address and change the value to "1000000"
Sell the Manor now.
You will get 1 million coins now!

          Farmville 2 Cheats   

Here is the latest compilation of cheats for Farmville2


Tools that you will need:

Cheat Engine download it here
Firefox Browser

Farmville 2 - 100 Cash Expansion Cheat (No error)

Farmville 2 - 100 Cash Expansion Cheat

Steps:
Go to Farmville 2 and Open the 100 cash land. ( note:leave it open )
Open Cheat Engine.
Select -plugin_container.exe (firefox) or 2nd FlashPlayerPlugin_11.exe, if chrome you will need to select the correct chrome.exe process.
Value type from "4 bytes" to "Text" or "String"
Scan "coins"
Click the 1st address, Hold Shift and then click the last address.
Click on the red arrow.
Change all the values to "farm bucks" (Select 1 address below. Hold Ctrl +A and then hit Enter key)
Immediately, change all the values back to "coins" (to prevent popup error)
Back to FV2 and then click the 'SKIP WITH 100 CASH' button
Close the box without expanding.
Reload the game or visit your friend then return.


Farmville 2 Cheats - Cash Instant Grow hack

1. Select -plugin_container.exe(firefox) or 2nd FlashPlayerPlugin_11.exe


Value to Scan
"e_deco_animated_rockinghorse" change to "e_resource_instagrow_pack_25"

Other Codes:
e_resource_bottle_pack_2
e_building_watertrough_3


FarmVille 2 Cheats - Cash Expansion Hack

Steps:

1. Go to FarmVille 2
2.  Open Cheat Engine
3.  Select -plugin_container.exe(firefox) or 2nd, 3rd or 4th chrome.exe(google chrome) or    2nd FlashPlayerPlugin_11
4. Value type to "Text" or "String"
5. Scan "coins"
6. Click the 1st address, Hold Shift and then click the last address
7. Click on the red arrow.
8. Select all the address (Ctrl+A), HIT ENTER
9. Change the value to "farm bucks"
10. Now, click on the farm expansion.

You can now expand your farm for free
You will get error after expanding. But on refresh, the farm remains EXPANDED!


Farmville 2 Cheats - gold, exp, level hack

Steps: Farmville 2 gold hack

- Use Firefox
-Go to Farmville 2 | farmville-two
-Open Cheat Engine
-Select -plugin_container.exe(firefox) or 2nd FlashPlayerPlugin_11.exe
-Value Type '4 Bytes '
-Scan 1000000 (1million 'HarvEstate Manor')
-Click the 1st address, Hold Shift and then click the last address
-Click on the red arrow.
-Change the value to 1
-Buy the 'HarvEstate Manor'
-New Scan 50000 (50k is Manor sell cost)
-Chage the value to 500000 (500k)
-Sell the HarvEstate Manor
-HAVE FUN!!!!

Steps: Farmville 2 exp hack

- Use Firefox
- Go to Farmville 2 | farmville-two
- Open Cheat Engine
- Select -plugin_container.exe(firefox) or 2nd FlashPlayerPlugin_11.exe
- Value Type '4 Bytes '
- Scan 397 
- Click the 1st address, Hold Shift and then click the last address
- Click on the red arrow.
- Change the value to 200000 (200k)
- Buy the 'Hay Wagon'
- HAVE FUN!!!!

By the way, if you have time, please visit my website: Guitars&Mangoes Thanks!!

credit to rusyl2 of symbianize.com

           Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great + Legislature to Pass Budget Today - Seattle Schools Community Forum   
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:

Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great

Image result for Deleting data animated gif


From Education Week:

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

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

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

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

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

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





Legislature to Pass Budget Today

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


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

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